Famous Birthdays on 12th September

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  • 1492 Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (d. 1519)
  • 1494 King Francis I of France (1515-47), (d. 1547)
  • 1559 Lodovico Cardi da Cigoli, Italian painter/architect

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1575 Henry Hudson, English navigator and explorer (Hudson River)

Explorer Henry Hudson
Explorer
Henry Hudson
  • 1605 William Dugdale, English antiquarian (d. 1686)
  • 1655 Sebastien de Brossard, composer
  • 1688 Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (d. 1731)
  • 1690 Peter Dens, Belgian Catholic theologian (d. 1775)
  • 1720 Frederick Philipse III, land owner (Bronx, Westchester & Putnam), born in NYC, New York
  • 1725 Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (d. 1792)
  • 1740 Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (d. 1817)
  • 1761 Georg Friedrich Theodor Wolf, composer
  • 1768 Bemnjamin Carr, composer
  • 1788 Alexander Campbell, Irish/US founder (Disciples of Christ)
  • 1801 Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing-teacher
  • 1803 Frantisek Matej Hilmar, composer
  • 1806 Andrew Hull Foote, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1863)
  • 1811 James Hall, US geologist (Natural history of NY)
  • 1812 Richard Hoe, American inventor and industrialist (d. 1886)
  • 1818 Richard Jordan Gatling, US, inventor (hand-cranked machine gun)
  • 1829 Anselm Feuerbach, German painter
  • 1829 Charles Dudley Warner, Mass, newspaperman/author (Being a Boy)
  • 1830 William Sprague, governor of Rhode Island (1859-63)
  • 1852 Herbert Henry Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (L, 1908-16), (d. 1928)
  • 1855 Simon-Napoléon Parent, Canadian politician (d. 1920)
  • 1856 Johann Heinrich Beck, composer
  • 1857 George H Breitner, Dutch impressionist painter/water colors painter
  • 1858 Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter/sculptor
  • 1871 Friedrich, Prince of Liechtenstein, Romania
  • 1873 Sul-To-Wan, [Nellie Conley], US actress (Uncle Tom's Cabin)
  • 1875 Matsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor (d. 1926)
  • 1876 Flor Alpaerts, Flemish composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel, Pallieter)
  • 1877 Maria "Marie" Hens, Flemish actress (Jane Eyre)
  • 1879 Fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter
  • 1879 H de Bie, Dutch lawyer (children's law)

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1880 Henry Louis Mencken, American newspaperman/critic (Prejudices), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken
  • 1881 Daniel Jones, England phoneticist (English pronouncing dictionary)
  • 1887 George Georgescu, composer
  • 1888 Maurice Chevalier, French actor and singer, "thank heaven for little girls" (Gigi), born in Paris
  • 1890 Guido Guerrini, composer
  • 1891 Adolph Weiss, composer
  • 1891 Pedro Albizu Campos, advocate for Puerto Rican independence (d. 1965)
  • 1892 Alfred A Knopf, US, publisher (1966 Alexander Hamilton Medal)
  • 1894 Billy Gilbert, Louisville KY, actor (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday)
  • 1895 Alice Lake, silent screen actress (Glamour, Wicked), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1896 Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Il Libro Dell'Alpe)

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1897 Irene Joliot-Curie, Paris, physicist, (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935), (d. 1956), daughter of Marie Curie

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist/Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie
  • 1898 Ben Shahn, painter (1964 Arts & Letters)
  • 1898 Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer (d. 1963)
  • 1899 Gerard Hordijk, Dutch architect/painter
  • 1900 Eric Harding Thiman, composer
  • 1901 Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1901 Ernst Pepping, German composer
  • 1902 Juscelino Kubitschek, president Brazil (1955-60)
  • 1904 Gavril Nikolayevich Popov, composer
  • 1905 Boris Arapov, composer
  • 1906 Ruvim Pergament, composer
  • 1907 Joe Lederer, Austrian actress/writer (Drei Tage Liebe)
  • 1907 Louis MacNeice, Irish poet (d. 1963)
  • 1909 Spud Chandler, baseball player (AL MVP 1943)
  • 1909 Donald MacDonald, O.C., LL.D. former president of the Canadian Labour Congress and politician (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Ben[jamin S] Polak, Neth, physician/communist/resistance fighter
  • 1913 Jesse Owens, track star, spoiled Hitler's 1936 Olympics with 4 gold
  • 1913 Kenneth Lo, cookery writer/restaurateur
  • 1914 Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst (d. 1988)
  • 1914 Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Billy Daniels, Jacksonville Fla, singer (Billy Daniels Show)
  • 1915 Frank McGee, American journalist (d. 1974)
  • 1916 Tony Bettenhausen, American race car driver (d. 1961)
  • 1917 Christian Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor/artist
  • 1917 Seamas NacNeill, piper
  • 1917 Pierre Sévigny, Canadian politician (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Irene Dailey, actress (Liz-Another World, Grissom Gang), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Jan W Schulte Nordholt, Dutch poet/historian (Blossoming Stone)
  • 1921 Frank McGee, Monroe La, news anchor (NBC Evening News)
  • 1921 Stanislaw Lem, Lwów, Poland, sci-fi author (Solaris, Invincible)
  • 1922 Jackson Mac Low, composer
  • 1922 Viscount Allendale, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1922 Ellen Demming, American actress (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Howard Curtis Nielson, (Rep-R-UT, 1983- )
  • 1924 Jean Le Poulain, Marseille, France, actor (Divine)
  • 1925 Dickie Moore, actor (Expert, Oliver Twist, Little Men), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Stan Lopata, American baseball player, (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Gianna Maria Canale, Reggio Calabria Italy, actress (Go For Broke)
  • 1927 Ina Muller-van Ast, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1929 Harvey Lester Schmidt, composer
  • 1930 Larry Austin, composer
  • 1931 George Jones, Saratoga Tx, singer (Golden Rings, Oh Lonesome Me), (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Ian Holm, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Alien), born in Ilford Essex
  • 1931 Kristin Hunter, [Eggleston], US author (God Bless the Child)
  • 1933 Stafford Heginbotham, toymaker/Football Club Chairman
  • 1933 Tatiana Doronina, Russian actress
  • 1934 Gunther Gebel-Williams, lion tamer (Ringling Bros Circus)
  • 1934 Glenn Davis, American athlete
  • 1934 Jaegwon Kim, Korean-born American philosopher
  • 1935 Allan B Swift, (Rep-D-Washington, 1979- )
  • 1935 Richard H Hunt, sculptor (Pyramidal Construction), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937 Daniela Rocca, Sicily, actress (Battle of Austerlitz, Empty Canvas)
  • 1937 Wesley Hall, West indian/British politician
  • 1937 George Chuvalo, Canadian boxer
  • 1938 Tatiana Troyanos, mezzo-soprano (Octavian-Der Rosenleavalier), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Henry A Waxman, (Rep-D-California, 1975-86)
  • 1939 Phillip Ramey, composer
  • 1940 Linda Gray, actress (Sue Ellen Ewing-Dallas), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1940 Mickey Lolich, pitcher (Detroit Tiger, won 25 in 1971)
  • 1940 Roger K Crouch, Jamestown Tenn, astronauts (STS 83, 94)
  • 1940 Stephen J Solarz, (Rep-D-NY, 1975-93)
  • 1940 Susan Sennett, actress (Big Bad Mama), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1940 Patrick Mower, English actor
  • 1941 Hans-Karsten Raecke, composer
  • 1942 Tomés Marco, Basque/Spanish composer
  • 1943 Maria Muldaur, Greenwich Village, NY, singer (Midnight at the Oasis)
  • 1943 Michael Ondaatje, Sri Lankan-born writer

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1944 Barry White, Galveston Tx, singer (Love's Theme), (d. 2003)

Singer Barry White
Singer
Barry White
  • 1944 Leonard Peltier, American activist
  • 1945 John Mauceri, conductor (Wash DC Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Maria Aitken, actress (Fish Called Wanda)
  • 1945 Vern M Lindblad, Turkologist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1948 Max Walker, Australian cricket player
  • 1948 Luis Lima, Argentinian tenor
  • 1949 Irina Rodnina, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80)
  • 1949 Tony Stevens, rocker
  • 1950 Cynthia Meyers, playmate (Dec 1968)/actress (Beyond Valley of Dolls)
  • 1950 Gustav Brunner, Austrian engineer
  • 1951 Berty Ahern, Drumcondra, Dublin, PM of Ireland (1997-2008)
  • 1951 Joe Pantoliano, Jersey City NJ, actor (Finelli Boys, Fugitive)
  • 1951 Gerald Stano, American serial killer
  • 1952 Gerry Beckley, rock vocalist/guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
  • 1952 Neil Peart, Canada, musician and drummer (Rush-A Farewell to Kings)
  • 1953 John Williams, US, archer (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1953 Nancy "Nan" Goldin, Photographer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1954 Russell G. Alexander, creator of Today In History v1.2
  • 1954 Adrian Adonis, American professional wrestler (d. 1988)
  • 1954 Jeff Jarvis, American journalist
  • 1955 Peter Scolari, New Rochelle New York, American actor (Newhart, Bosom Buddies)
  • 1955 Nina Blackwood, Mass, actress/VJ (MTV, Solid Gold, Vice Squad)
  • 1956 Brian Robertson, rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1956 Charles Henry Beck, Fayetteville NC, PGA golfer (1990 Buick Open 1992)
  • 1956 Barry Andrews, British musician
  • 1956 Sam Brownback, American politician
  • 1956 Ricky Rudd, American race car driver
  • 1957 Hawk, [Michael Hegstrand], wrestler (ECW/WCW/WWF/AWA, Legion of Doom)
  • 1957 Rachel Ward, Cornwell Manor England, actress (Thorn Birds)
  • 1957 Hans Zimmer, German composer
  • 1958 Gregg Edelman, actor (Green Card), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958 Wilfredo Benitez, PR, boxer (world champ at 17y176d)
  • 1959 Cindy Rarick, Glenwood MN, LPGA golfer (1991 Northgate Computer)
  • 1960 Lynn Connelly, LPGA golfer (1988 USX Golf Classic-6th), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1961 Mylene Farmer, french singer (Cendres de Lune), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1961 Kathem Al Saher, Iraqi singer
  • 1962 Amy Yasbeck, Blue Ash, Ohio, American actress (Casey Davenport-Wings, Mask)
  • 1962 Dino Merlin, Bosnian singer
  • 1964 Dieter Hecking, German footballer
  • 1965 Silke Horner, German DR, swimmer (world record 100m-breast stroke)
  • 1965 Vernon Maxwell, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1965 Einstein Kristiansen, Norwegian cartoonist, designer and TV host
  • 1965 John Norwood Fisher, American musician
  • 1966 Darren E Burrows, Kansas, actor (Ed Chigliak-Northern Exposure)
  • 1966 Ben Folds, American musician
  • 1967 Pat Listach, Natchitoches LA, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1968 [Reid Laurence] Larry LaLonde, Richmond, California, American guitarist (Primus-Frizzle Fry)
  • 1968 Paul F. Tompkins, American comedian
  • 1969 Ángel Cabrera, Argentine golfer
  • 1969 James Frey, American writer
  • 1969 Shigeki Maruyama, Japanese golfer
  • 1969 André Heinz, American environmentalist; son of Teresa Heinz
  • 1970 Rebecca Joyce, Australia, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Nathan Larson, American guitarist and composer (Shudder To Think, Hot One)
  • 1971 Terry Dehere, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1972 Amy Locane, NJ, actress (Sandy Harling-Melrose Place)
  • 1972 Cady Cantrell, Lanett AL, playmate (Apr, 1992)
  • 1972 Avijit Roy, Bangladeshi American activist and blogger (d. 2015)
  • 1973 Darren Campbell, British athlete
  • 1973 Martin Lapointe, Canadian hockey player

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1973 Paul Walker, Glendale, California, American actor (The Fast and the Furious)

  • 1974 Nuno Valente, Portuguese footballer
  • 1974 Caroline Aigle, First female French fighter pilot (d. 2007)
  • 1974 Jennifer Nettles, American country singer, part of Sugarland
  • 1975 Tom Carroll, actor (J T Adams-Swan's Crossing)
  • 1976 Maciej Żurawski, Polish footballer
  • 1976 Bizzy Bone (Bryon Anthony McCane), American rapper, (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
  • 1977 James Louis McCartney, son of Paul & Linda McCartney
  • 1977 Idan Raichel, Israeli musician
  • 1977 Nathan Bracken, Australian cricketer
  • 1977 Grant Denyer, Australian television personality and TV Host
  • 1977 Jeff Irwin, American musician
  • 1977 David Thompson, English footballer
  • 1978 Elisabetta Canalis, Italian model and actress
  • 1978 Benjamin McKenzie, American actor
  • 1978 Michael Paget, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine)
  • 1978 Ruben Studdard, American singer
  • 1980 Fernando Cesar de Souza, Brazilian footballer
  • 1980 Gus G., Greek guitarist (Firewind, Dream Evil)
  • 1980 Sean Burroughs, American baseball player
  • 1980 Josef Vašíček, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1980 Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player
  • 1981 Jered Guzman, Garden Grove California, pairs skater (& Natalie Vlandis)

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1981 Jennifer Hudson, American actress and singer (Dreamgirls), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress and Singer Jennifer Hudson
Actress and Singer
Jennifer Hudson
  • 1982 Nana Ozaki, Japanese model
  • 1983 Carly Smithson, Irish singer