Famous People Born in September 1939

  • Sep 1 Heinrich Messner, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Sep 1 Lily Tomlin, comedienne/actress (9 to 5, Laugh-in, All of Me), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 2 Bobby Purify [Robert Lee Dickey], American soul singer (I'm Your Puppet), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d. 2011)
  • Sep 2 Sam Gooden, rock vocalist (Impressions-Gypsy Woman), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Sep 5 George Lazenby, Australian actor (OHMSS-James Bond), born in Goulburn, Australia
  • Sep 5 John Stewart, American rocker (Kingston Trio-Fire in the Wind), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 5 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver, born in Mendrisio, Switzerland (d. 2006)
  • Sep 6 David Allan Coe, American country musician (Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Sep 6 Susumu Tonegawa, Japanese molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Sep 6 Dan Cragg, American soldier and author, born in Rochester, New York
  • Sep 7 Stanley David Griggs, astronaut (STS 51-D), STS 33), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1989)
  • Sep 7 [Benjamin] Latimore, US singer (Let's Straighten It Out)
  • Sep 8 Carsten Keller, German field hockey player
  • Sep 8 Guitar Shorty [David William Kearney], American blues musician, born in Houston, Texas
  • Sep 9 Howard P McKeon, (Rep-R-California)
  • Sep 9 Carlos Ortiz, Puerto Rican boxer
  • Sep 10 Artie Tripp, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
  • Sep 10 Greg Mullavey, actor (Tom-Mary Hartman, Rituals), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Sep 10 Topham Brinton, English carpet magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Sep 10 Cynthia Lennon [nee Powell], wife of Beatle John Lennon, born in Blackpool, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • Sep 11 Charles Geschke, American inventor and businessman
  • Sep 12 Henry A Waxman, (Rep-D-California, 1975-86)
  • Sep 12 Phillip Ramey, composer
  • Sep 13 Larry Speakes, presidential press secretary
  • Sep 13 Richard Kiel, American actor (So Fine, Jaws-Moonraker, Skidoo), born in Detroit, Michigan, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 13 Bill Janklow, American politician and four-term Governor of South Dakota (Republican: 1979-87, 1995-2003), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Sep 14 DeWitt T Weaver Jr, Danville KY, PGA golfer (1972 Southern Open)
  • Sep 14 Piet R Stoffelen, Dutch ambassador/MP (PvdA)
  • Sep 15 Breyten Breytenbach, South African poet/painter
  • Sep 15 Jim Kimsey, co-founder of AOL, born in Washington D.C. (d. 2016)
  • Sep 17 David H Souter, Weir NH, 107th Supreme Court Justice (1990- )
  • Sep 17 Joseph Mosikili, South African actor/singer
  • Sep 17 Lamonte McLemore, rock vocalist (5th Dimension), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 17 Shelby Flint, American singer
  • Sep 18 Bob Whittaker, (Rep-R-KS, 1979- )
  • Sep 18 Fred Willard, American comedian (Fernwood 2 Night, Real People), born in Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • Sep 18 Naresh Kumar Sohal, composer
  • Sep 18 Jorge Sampaio, 18th President of Portugal (Socialist Party: 1996-2006), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Sep 20 Robert L. Gerry III, American businessman
  • Sep 22 Junko Tabei, Japanese mountain-climber, 1st woman to climb Mount Everest, born in Miharu (d. 2016)
  • Sep 22 Mike Sullivan, (Gov-Wyoming)
  • Sep 22 Timothy E Wirth, (Rep-D-CO, 1975- )
  • Sep 22 Gilbert E. Patterson, American minister and presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ (d. 2007)
  • Sep 23 Roy Buchanan, American blues guitarist, born in Ozark, Arkansas (d. 1988)
  • Sep 23 Henry Blofeld, English cricket commentator
  • Sep 23 Janusz Gajos, Polish actor
  • Sep 25 David Mann, (Rep-D-Ohio)
  • Sep 25 Joseph "Jesse" Russell, US singer (Slip Sliding Away)
  • Sep 25 Leon Britain, British politician, vice president (Commission of European Communities)
  • Sep 25 Feroz Khan, Indian actor
  • Sep 26 Judith P Appelbaum, magazine & newspaper editor, educator
  • Sep 26 Ricky Tomlinson, English actor
  • Sep 27 Jim Ross Lightfoot, (Rep-R-Iowa, 1985- )

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Sep 27 Kathy Whitworth, American golfer (7 time LPGA Player of Year), born in Monahans, Texas

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  • Sep 27 Nicholas Haslam, English interior designer, born in Amersham
  • Sep 27 Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer
  • Sep 28 Stuart Kauffman, American biologist
  • Sep 28 Rudolph Walker, Trinidadian-born British actor
  • Sep 29 Eberhard Koellner, German DR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 31 backup)
  • Sep 29 Larry Linville, Ojai California, actor (Frank Burns-M*A*S*H, Blue Movie)
  • Sep 29 Tommy Boyce, American songwriter (Boyce & Hart, Monkees), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • Sep 29 Molly Haskell, American film critic
  • Sep 29 Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (d. 2001)
  • Sep 30 Len Cariou, Winnipeg Manitoba, actor (Four Seasons-Sherry)
  • Sep 30 Piet Blauw, Dutch politician (VVD)