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Day History: September-28

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Famous Birthdays


616- Javanshir -Albanian king (d. 680)

1494- Agnolo Firenzuola -Italian poet and playwright (d. 1545)

1605- Ismaël Bullialdus -French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1694)

1681- Johann Mattheson -German composer, lexicographer, and diplomat (d. 1764)

1705- Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland -English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (d. 1774)

1705- Johann Peter Kellner -German organist and composer (d. 1772)

1746- William Jones (philologist)|William Jones -English-Welsh philologist and scholar (d. 1794)

1803- Prosper Mérimée -French archaeologist, historian, and author (d. 1870)

1809- Alvan Wentworth Chapman -American physician and botanist (d. 1899)

1819- Narcís Monturiol i Estarriol -Catalan engineer (d. 1885)

1821- Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs -American minister and politician (d. 1874)

1823- Alexandre Cabanel -French painter and educator (d. 1889)

1824- Francis Turner Palgrave -English poet and critic (d. 1897)

1836- Thomas Crapper -English plumber, invented the ballcock (d. 1910)

1841- Georges Clemenceau -French journalist, physician, and politician, 85th Prime Minister of France (d. 1929)

1852- Henri Moissan -French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1907)

1856- Kate Douglas Wiggin -American author and educator (d. 1923)

1860- Paul Ulrich Villard -French chemist and physicist (d. 1934)

1861- Amélie of Orléans -(d. 1951)

1867- Hiranuma Kiichirō -Japanese politician, 35th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1952)

1877- Walter Thijssen -Dutch rower (d. 1943)

1877- Albert Young (boxer)|Albert Young -American boxer and promoter (d. 1940)

1878- Joseph Ruddy -American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1962)

1881- Pedro de Cordoba -American actor (d. 1950)

1882- Mart Saar -Estonian organist and composer (d. 1963)

1885- Emil Väre -Finnish wrestler (d. 1974)

1887- Avery Brundage -American businessman, 5th President of the International Olympic Committee (d. 1975)

1889- Jack Fournier -American baseball player and coach (d. 1973)

1891- Myrtle Gonzalez -American actress (d. 1918)

1893- Giannis Skarimpas -Greek author, poet, and playwright (d. 1984)

1898- Carl Clauberg -German physician (d. 1957)

1899- Alice de Janzé -American-Kenyan heiress (d. 1941)

1900- Joe Falcon -American accordion player (d. 1965)

1901- William S. Paley -American broadcaster, founded CBS (d. 1990)

1901- Ed Sullivan -American television host (d. 1974)

1903- Haywood S. Hansell -American general (d. 1988)

1905- Max Schmeling -German boxer (d. 2005)

1907- Heikki Savolainen (gymnast)|Heikki Savolainen -Finnish gymnast and physician (d. 1997)

1907- Bhagat Singh -Indian activist (d. 1931)

1909- Al Capp -American cartoonist (d. 1979)

1910- Diosdado Macapagal -Filipino lawyer and politician, 9th President of the Philippines (d. 1997)

1910- Wenceslao Vinzons -Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 1942)

1913- Warja Honegger-Lavater -Swiss illustrator (d. 2007)

1914- Maria Franziska von Trapp -Austrian-American singer (d. 2014)

1916- Peter Finch -English-Australian actor (d. 1977)

1916- Olga Lepeshinskaya (dancer)|Olga Lepeshinskaya -Ukrainian-Russian ballerina and educator (d. 2008)

1918- Ángel Labruna -Argentinian footballer and manager (d. 1983)

1918- Arnold Stang -American actor and singer (d. 2009)

1919- Doris Singleton -American actress and singer (d. 2012)

1923- Tuli Kupferberg -American singer, poet, and author (The Fugs) (d. 2010)

1923- John Scott, 9th Duke of Buccleuch -Scottish captain and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Selkirkshire (d. 2007)

1923- William Windom (actor)|William Windom -American actor (d. 2012)

1924- Rudolf Barshai -Russian-Swiss viola player and conductor (d. 2010)

1924- Marcello Mastroianni -Italian-French actor and singer (d. 1996)

1925- Seymour Cray -American computer scientist, founded the Cray|CRAY Computer Company (d. 1996)

1925- Cromwell Everson -South African composer (d. 1991)

1925- Frank Latimore -American actor (d. 1998)

1926- Jerry Clower -American soldier, comedian, and author (d. 1998)

1928- Koko Taylor -American singer and actress (d. 2009)

1929- Lata Mangeshkar -Indian singer-songwriter

1930- Immanuel Wallerstein -American sociologist, author, and academic

1932- Jeremy Isaacs -Scottish screenwriter and producer

1932- Víctor Jara -Chilean singer-songwriter, poet, and director (d. 1973)

1933- Joe Benton -English politician

1933- Miguel Ortiz Berrocal -Spanish sculptor (d. 2006)

1933- Johnny "Country" Mathis -American singer-songwriter (Jimmy & Johnny) (d. 2011)

1934- Brigitte Bardot -French actress and singer

1934- Janet Munro -English actress and singer (d. 1972)

1935- David Hannay, Baron Hannay of Chiswick -English diplomat, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations

1935- Ronald Lacey -English actor (d. 1991)

1935- Heather Sears -English actress (d. 1994)

1936- Emmett Chapman -American guitarist, invented the Chapman Stick

1937- Alice Mahon -English politician

1937- Rod Roddy -American game show announcer (d. 2003)

1938- Ben E. King -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Drifters)

1939- Elbridge Bryant -American singer and dancer (The Temptations) (d. 1975)

1939- Stuart Kauffman -American biologist and academic

1939- Rudolph Walker -Trinidadian-English actor

1941- Edmund Stoiber -German politician, Minister President of Bavaria

1942- Marshall Bell -American actor

1942- Pierre Clémenti -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

1942- Tim Maia -Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 1998)

1942- Edward "Little Buster" Forehand -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)

1943- Warren Lieberfarb -American businessman

1943- Nick St. Nicholas -German-Canadian bass player (Steppenwolf (band)|Steppenwolf, The Mynah Birds, The Sparrows (band)|The Sparrows, Blue Cheer, and World Classic Rockers)

1943- Win Percy -English race car driver

1943- J. T. Walsh -American actor (d. 1998)

1944- Matthew Cowles -American actor and playwright (d. 2014)

1944- Marcia Muller -American author

1945- Marielle Goitschel -French skier

1945- Manolis Rasoulis -Greek singer-songwriter and journalist (d. 2011)

1945- Fusako Shigenobu -Japanese activist, founded the Japanese Red Army

1946- Tom Bower -English journalist and author

1946- Peter Egan -English actor

1946- Jeffrey Jones -American actor

1946- Helen Shapiro -English singer and actress

1947- Bob Carr -Australian journalist and politician, 37th Minister for Foreign Affairs (Australia)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Australia

1947- Sheikh Hasina -Bangladeshi politician, 10th Prime Minister of Bangladesh

1948- Panagiotis Adraktas -Greek politician

1949- Jim Henshaw -Canadian actor, screenwriter, and producer

1950- Paul Burgess (musician)|Paul Burgess -English drummer (10cc, Jethro Tull (band)|Jethro Tull, Camel (band)|Camel, Magna Carta (band)|Magna Carta, and The Icicle Works)

1950- Laurie Lewis -American singer and fiddler

1950- John Sayles -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1951- Norton Buffalo -American singer-songwriter, harmonica player, producer, and actor (Steve Miller Band) (d. 2009)

1952- Efthimis Kioumourtzoglou -Greek basketball player and coach

1952- Sylvia Kristel -Dutch model, actress, and singer (d. 2012)

1952- Andy Ward (musician)|Andy Ward -English drummer (Camel (band)|Camel)

1953- Otmar Hasler -Liechtensteiner politician, 11th Prime Minister of Liechtenstein

1954- Steve Largent -American football player and politician

1954- George Lynch (musician)|George Lynch -American guitarist and songwriter (Dokken, Lynch Mob (band)|Lynch Mob, Souls of We, and Tooth and Nail (band)|Tooth and Nail)

1954- Margot Wallström -Swedish politician and diplomat, 42nd Minister for Foreign Affairs (Sweden)|Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs

1955- Stéphane Dion -Canadian sociologist and politician, 15th Minister of the Environment (Canada)|Canadian Minister of the Environment

1955- Kenny Kirkland -American pianist (d. 1998)

1957- C. J. Chenier -American singer-songwriter and accordion player

1957- Andrus Rõuk -Estonian painter and poet

1959- Ron Fellows -Canadian race car driver

1959- Steve Hytner -American actor

1959- Dantes Tsitsi -Nauruan politician

1960- Frank Hammerschlag -German footballer and manager

1960- Kamlesh Patel, Baron Patel of Bradford -English politician

1960- Jennifer Rush -American singer-songwriter

1960- Socrates B. Villegas -Filipino archbishop

1961- Helen Grant (politician)|Helen Grant -English lawyer and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics

1961- Gregory Jbara -American actor and singer

1961- Quentin Kawānanakoa -American politician

1962- Grant Fuhr -Canadian ice hockey player

1962- Dietmar Schacht -German footballer and manager

1962- Chuck Taylor (writer and editor)|Chuck Taylor -American journalist

1963- Steve Blackman -American wrestler

1963- Érik Comas -French race car driver

1963- Greg Weisman -American voice actor, producer, and screenwriter

1964- Claudio Borghi -Argentinian footballer and manager

1964- Laura Cerón -Mexican-American actress

1964- Gregor Fisken -Scottish race car driver

1964- Janeane Garofalo -American comedian, actress, producer, and screenwriter

1964- Paul Jewell -English footballer and manager

1964- Mārtiņš Roze -Latvian politician (d. 2012)

1965- Jens Melzig -German footballer

1965- Christopher Evan Welch -American actor (d. 2013)

1966- Scott Adams (American football)|Scott Adams -American football player (d. 2013)

1966- María Canals Barrera -American actress and singer

1966- Ginger Fish -American drummer (Marilyn Manson (band)|Marilyn Manson)

1966- Puri Jagannadh -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter

1966- Leilani Sarelle -American actress

1967- Mira Sorvino -American actress and producer

1967- Moon Zappa -American actress and singer

1968- Francois Botha -South African boxer and mixed martial artist

1968- Mika Häkkinen -Finnish race car driver

1968- Trish Keenan -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)

1968- Rob Moroso -American race car driver (d. 1990)

1968- Naomi Watts -English-Australian actress and producer

1969- Manuel Benitez -American actor (d. 2008)

1969- Marcel Dost -Dutch decathlete

1969- Ben Greenman -American journalist and author

1969- Éric Lapointe (singer)|Éric Lapointe -Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player

1969- Sascha Maassen -German race car driver

1969- Masafumi Ōura -Japanese volleyball player and coach (d. 2013)

1969- Nico Vaesen -Belgian footballer

1970- Kimiko Date-Krumm -Japanese tennis player

1970- Mike DeJean -American baseball player

1970- Gualter Salles -Brazilian race car driver

1971- Joseph Arthur -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Lonely Astronauts, Fistful of Mercy, and RNDM)

1971- A. J. Croce -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1971- George Eustice -English politician

1971- Alan Wright -English footballer and manager

1972- John Light (actor)|John Light -English actor

1972- Dita Von Teese -American dancer, model, and actress

1973- Jori Hulkkonen -Finnish DJ and producer

1973- Brian Rafalski -American ice hockey player

1974- Marco Di Loreto -Italian footballer and manager

1974- Mariya Kiselyova -Russian swimmer

1974- Joonas Kolkka -Finnish footballer and coach

1974- Shane Webcke -Australian rugby player and coach

1975- Stuart Clark -Australian cricketer and manager

1975- Isamu Jordan -American journalist and academic (d. 2013)

1975- Lenny Krayzelburg -American swimmer

1976- Ali Asel -Kuwaiti footballer

1976- Fedor Emelianenko -Russian mixed martial artist and politician

1977- Ireneusz Marcinkowski -Polish footballer

1977- Se-Ri Pak -South Korean golfer

1978- Bushido (rapper)|Bushido -German rapper and producer

1979- Bam Margera -American skateboarder, actor, and stuntman

1979- Taki Tsan -American-Greek rapper and producer (Zontanoi Nekroi)

1980- Marlon Parmer -American basketball player

1981- Greg Anderson (pianist)|Greg Anderson -American pianist and composer

1981- José Calderón (basketball)|José Calderón -Spanish basketball player

1981- Melissa Claire Egan -American actress

1981- Gül Gölge -Turkish model and actress

1981- Jorge Guagua -Ecuadorian footballer

1981- Iracema Trevisan -Brazilian bass player (CSS (band)|CSS)

1982- Aleksandr Anyukov -Russian footballer

1982- Abhinav Bindra -Indian target shooter

1982- Ray Emery -Canadian ice hockey player

1982- Ranbir Kapoor -Indian actor and director

1982- Nolwenn Leroy -French singer-songwriter

1982- Emeka Okafor -American basketball player

1982- Dustin Penner -Canadian ice hockey player

1982- Aivar Rehemaa -Estonian skier

1982- Anderson Varejão -Brazilian basketball player

1982- St. Vincent (musician)|St. Vincent -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Polyphonic Spree)

1983- Brooke Banner -American porn actress

1983- Stefan Moore -English footballer

1983- John Schwalger -New Zealand rugby player

1984- Luke Pomersbach -Australian cricketer

1984- Naim Terbunja -Kosovan-Swedish boxer

1984- Melody Thornton -American singer-songwriter and dancer (Pussycat Dolls)

1984- Mathieu Valbuena -French footballer

1984- Ryan Zimmerman -American baseball player

1985- Shindong -South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (Super Junior)

1985- Alina Ibragimova -Russian-English violinist

1986- Andrés Guardado -Mexican footballer

1986- Meskerem Legesse -Ethiopian runner (d. 2013)

1987- Pierre Becken -German footballer

1987- Gary Deegan -Irish footballer

1987- Hilary Duff -American singer-songwriter and actress

1987- Chloë Hanslip -English violinist

1987- Viktoria Leks -Estonian high jumper

1988- Marin Čilić -Croatian tennis player

1988- Esmée Denters -Dutch singer-songwriter

1988- Aleks Vrteski -Australian footballer

1989- Mark Randall (footballer)|Mark Randall -English footballer

1990- Kirsten Prout -Canadian actress

1990- Phoenix Battye -Australian rugby player

1992- Skye McCole Bartusiak -American actress (d. 2014)

1992- Adam Thompson -English-Irish footballer

1992- Koko Tsurumi -Japanese gymnast

1993- Jodie Williams -English sprinter

2000- Frankie Jonas -American actor