Famous Birthdays on September 15

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  • 973 Al-Biruni, mathematician (d. 1048)

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1254 Marco Polo, Italian explorer (Il Milione), born in Venice, Venetian Republic (d. 1324)

Explorer Marco Polo
Explorer
Marco Polo
  • 1505 Maria, queen of Hungary/wife of Louis II/governess of Neth (1531-55)
  • 1533 Catherine of Austria, queen consort of Poland and Lithuania (d. 1572)
  • 1572 Erasmus Widmann, composer
  • 1580 Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (d. 1659)
  • 1586 Cristobal de Isla Diego, composer
  • 1613 François de La Rochefoucauld, French writer (d. 1680)
  • 1649 Titus Oates, English minister and plotter (d. 1705)
  • 1666 Princess Sophia Dorothea of Celle (d. 1726)
  • 1685 Gottfried Kirkhoff, composer
  • 1690 Ignazio Prota, composer
  • 1736 Jean-Sylvain, French historian (History of France)
  • 1744 Georg Ritschel, composer
  • 1760 Bogislav Friedrich Emanuel von Tauentzien, Prussian general of the Napoleonic Wars (d. 1824)
  • 1764 Friedrich Heine, composer
  • 1764 Paolo Francesco Parenti, composer

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1789 James Fenimore Cooper, 1st major American novelist (Last of Mohicans), born in Burlington, New Jersey

  • 1808 Louis Clapisson, composer
  • 1811 Jan Nepomuk Skroup, composer
  • 1811 Willem J van Zeggelen, Dutch author
  • 1816 Edward Wolff, composer
  • 1828 Aleksandr Mikhailovich Butlerov, Russian chemist (d. 1886)
  • 1830 Jose de la Cruz Porfirio Diaz, president of Mexico (1877-1911)
  • 1834 Heinrich von Treitschke, German historian/parliament member
  • 1837 Leo van Gheluwe, composer
  • 1843 Willem F Mauritius HK, prince of Orange/son of king Willem III
  • 1851 Emilia Pardo Bazan, Spanish countess/writer (Sirena Negra)
  • 1851 Josif Marinkovic, composer
  • 1852 Jan E Matzeliger, Surinamese inventor (shoe lacing machine)
  • 1852 Edward Bouchet, American physicist (d. 1918)

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1857 William Howard Taft, (R) 27th pres (1909-13), chief justice, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • 1858 Charles E Vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer/hermit
  • 1858 Jenő Hubay, Hungarian composer, born in Pest, Hungary (d. 1937)
  • 1860 Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya, Indian engineer (d. 1962)
  • 1863 Horatio William Parker, composer
  • 1865 Henri [Lucien] Capitant, French lawyer (Loi Falcidie)
  • 1865 Nicolaus Adriani, linguist (Middle-Celebes languages)
  • 1868 Dirk B Nanninga, Dutch painter
  • 1876 Bruno Walter, [B W Schlesinger], conductor (NY Phil), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1876 Frank E Gannett, newspaper publisher (Gannett), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1876 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian novelist (d. 1938)
  • 1877 Jakob Ehrlich, Austrian politician and zionist (d. 1938)
  • 1879 Joseph Lyons, 10th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1939)
  • 1881 Ettore Arco Isidoro Bugatti, Milan, race car builder (Amaz Bugattis)
  • 1883 Esteban Terradas i Illa, Spanish mathematician and engineer (d. 1950)
  • 1884 Floro Manuel Ugarte, composer
  • 1887 Jean/Hans Arp, French/Swiss sculptor, artist and poet
  • 1887 Carlos Dávila, former President of Chile (d. 1955)
  • 1888 Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver (d. 1925)
  • 1889 Robert Benchley, Worcester MA, humorist (My 10 Years in a Quandary)

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1890 Agatha Christie, English crime writer (Murder on Orient Express), born in Torquay, Devon (d. 1976)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie
  • 1890 Claude McKaye, Jamaica/US author (Songs of Jamaica, Banjo)
  • 1890 Frank Martin, Geneva Switzerland, composer (In Terra Fax)
  • 1892 Silpa Bhirasri, Italian sculptor (d. 1962)
  • 1894 Jean Renoir, French director (Madame Bovary, Nana, Grand Illusion)
  • 1894 Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (d. 1977)
  • 1895 Magda Lupescu, consort of King Carol II of Romania (d. 1977)
  • 1895 Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (d. 1974)
  • 1896 Tadeusz Szeligowski, composer
  • 1898 John J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship's doctor/writer/poet (El Dorado)
  • 1899 Milton S Eisenhower, Dwight's brother/pres (Pennsylvania State)
  • 1900 Larry Kent, CA, director (High Stakes)
  • 1901 Sir Donald Bailey, British engineer (d. 1985)
  • 1902 Magda [Helena] Lupescu, wife of King Carol II of Romania
  • 1903 Roy Acuff, Maynardville Tenn, country musician (Hee Haw)
  • 1904 Tom Conway, Russia, actor (Mark Saber, Betty Hutton Show)
  • 1904 Umberto II, van Piemonte, the last King of Italy (ruled 1946)
  • 1906 Kathryn Murray, dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1907 Fay Wray, Alberta Canada, actress (King Kong)
  • 1907 Jack Bailey, Hampton Iowa, TV host (Queen for a Day)
  • 1908 Penny Singleton, American actress (Blondie) and voice actress (Jane-Jetsons), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1908 Gerd Gaiser, German writer (Ship in the Mountain)
  • 1909 Carlos Estrada, composer
  • 1909 Jean Batten, NZ air pioneer (1st woman to fly solo Australia-
  • 1909 Phil Arnold, NJ, actor (Errand Boy, Stud Lonigan, Damn Yankees)
  • 1909 C.N.Annadurai, Former Chief Minister of Tamilnadu
  • 1910 George D Kilpatrick, Canadian/British bible scholar
  • 1910 Richard Baerlein, racing writer
  • 1911 Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1911 Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-born American golf entrepreneur (d. 2000)
  • 1912 Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer
  • 1913 Hans Filbinger, German politician (CDU)
  • 1913 Henry Dreyfus Brant, composer (Great American Goot), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1913 John Mitchell, Nixon's attorney general who went to jail
  • 1913 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz pianist/composer
  • 1914 Creighton Abrams, US, army general (Vietnam War)
  • 1914 Jens Otto Krag, premier of Denmark (1962-68, 71-72)
  • 1914 Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentine writer (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Helmut Schoen, football coach
  • 1915 John Conte, Plamer Mass, actor (Mantovani)
  • 1915 Ismail Yasin, Egyptian comedian and actor (d. 1972)
  • 1916 Margaret Lockwood, Karachi India, actress (Lady Vanishes)
  • 1917 Richard Arnell, composer
  • 1918 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Fausto Coppi, Italian bicylist (world record 45,798 km)
  • 1919 Nelson Gidding, American screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Jan Frank Fischer, composer
  • 1921 Norma MacMillan, Canadian actress (d. 2001)
  • 1922 Jackie Cooper, American actor and director (Skippy, Superman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1922 Bob Anderson, English Olympic Fencer, renowned film fight choreographer (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings) (d.2012)
  • 1923 Anton Heiller, composer
  • 1924 Bobby Short, Danville Ill, singer/pianist (Carlisle Hotel)
  • 1924 Lucebert, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist (Boozz, PC Hooft prize 1967)
  • 1925 Forrest Compton, actor (Gomer Pyle USMC, Edge of Night), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1925 Carlo Rambaldi, Vigarano Mainarda, Italy, Special effects artist (Alien, E.T.), (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Jean-Pierre Serre, French mathematician
  • 1926 Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Edward Derwinski, American congressman for Chicago 1959-83, first Secretary of Veteran Affairs 1989-1992, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1927 Norm Crosby, comedian/double talker (Liar's Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1927 David Stove, Australian philosopher, (d. 1994)
  • 1928 Julian E "Cannonball" Adderley, US jazz hard bop musician (Black Messiah), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1928 Rod Robbie, Poole, England, Canadian architect and planner (Roger's Centre/ Sky Dome, Toronto), (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Murray Gell-Mann, physicist who predicted quarks
  • 1929 Eva Burrows, the 13th General of The Salvation Army
  • 1933 Henry Darrow, actor (Harry O, New Dick Van Dyke Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor
  • 1934 Fred Nile, Australian politician
  • 1935 Jacques d'Ancona, journalist/TV host (Sound-Mix Show)

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1936 Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis champ (US Open-1957), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • 1937 Cynthia Anzolut, Harrisburg PA, LPGA golfer
  • 1937 Robert Lucas, Jr., American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1937 Fernando de la Rúa, 51st President of Argentina
  • 1938 Gaylord Perry, baseball player (1972 AL Cy Young winner)
  • 1938 Rafael H Osuna, tennis champ (US Open - 1963)
  • 1939 Breyten Breytenbach, South African poet/painter
  • 1939 Jim Kimsey, co-founder of AOL, born in Washington D.C. (d. 2016)
  • 1940 Frank Linzy, American baseball player, born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
  • 1940 Merlin Olsen, UT, NFL tackle (Rams)/sportscaster/actor (Father Murphy)
  • 1940 Norman [Richard] Spinrad, US, sci-fi author (Child of Fortune)
  • 1941 Miroslav Hermazewski, Poland, cosmonaut (Soyuz 30)
  • 1941 Flórián Albert, Hungarian footballer
  • 1941 Mirosław Hermaszewski, Polish cosmonaut
  • 1941 Yuri Norstein, Russian animator
  • 1942 Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, US, sci-fi author (Hotel Transylvania)
  • 1942 Phil Harris, English carpet manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • 1942 Lee Dorman, American bassist (Iron Butterfly), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1944 Sotirios Hatzigakis, Greek politician
  • 1945 Jessye Norman, US, opera singer (Carmen)
  • 1945 Carmen Maura, Spanish actress
  • 1945 Ron Shelton, American film director
  • 1946 Fighting Mack, [Edwin Alberto], Antillian welterweight boxer
  • 1946 Oliver Stone, director (Wall St, Good Morning Vietnam, Platoon), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Tommy Lee Jones, actor (Executioner's Song, Bloody Monday, The Fugitive)
  • 1946 Howard Waldrop, American science fiction author
  • 1948 Suzyn Waldman, American Sportscaster
  • 1949 Joe Barton, Waco Texas, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives since 1985)
  • 1951 Johan Neeskens, Dutch footballer
  • 1952 Kelly Keagy, rock vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • 1953 Bruce Heuchan, Kingston Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Alberta-7th)
  • 1953 Jerry Page, golfer (largest PGA victory margin)
  • 1953 Pat Barrett, rocker (Crew Cuts)
  • 1954 7th marquess of Bristol, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1954 Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor (d. 2007)
  • 1955 Mac Sweeney, (Rep-R-TX, 1985- )
  • 1955 Željka Antunović, Croatian politician
  • 1955 Renzo Rosso, Italian clothing designer
  • 1956 Jaki Graham, British R&B singer-songwriter, born in Birmingham
  • 1956 Ned Rothenberg, composer
  • 1956 Tawny Elaine Godin Schneider, Maine, Miss America (76)/(Eye on Hollywood)
  • 1956 Maggie Reilly, Scottish folk singer
  • 1957 Fulton Peter Allem, Kroonstad South Africa, PGA golfer (1993 SW Bell)
  • 1958 Lesley Player, Redhill England, Sarah Fergusson's father's lover
  • 1958 Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (Wanna Hold Your Hand, Bossom Buddies), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1958 Dr. Know, American guitarist (Bad Brains)
  • 1960 Scott Thompson Baker, actor (Gen Hosp, All My Children), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1960 Kevin Allen, Welsh actor

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1961 Dan Marino, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • 1962 Aubrey Matthews, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • 1962 Earnest Byner, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1962 Patricia "Patty" Shea, Belmont NY, field hockey goalie (Olympics-96)
  • 1962 Dina Lohan, American actress and reality television star, mother of Lindsay Lohan
  • 1964 Andrew Landenberger, Australian tornado sailor (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
  • 1964 Ryoko Kikuchi, Zama City, Kanagawa, Japanese cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11) and reporter
  • 1964 Róbert Fico, Slovak Prime minister
  • 1964 Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, former guitarist for horror punk band The Misfits
  • 1965 Rob Whitlock, Newcastle NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1966 Sherman Douglas, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
  • 1967 Dexter Carter, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
  • 1967 Jerry Dixon, heavy metal bassist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
  • 1968 Danny Nucci, actor (Gabriel Ortega-Falcon Crest)
  • 1968 Michael Puschacher, hockey goalie (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1968 Rich Robertson, Nacogdoches TX, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1969 KG, rocker (Naughty by Nature)
  • 1969 Jim Curtiss, American writer
  • 1969 Jeffrey Schwarz, American film director/producer
  • 1970 Danny Ellis, golfer (All-American-1990, 92, 93), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1971 Chad Bratzke, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)
  • 1971 Crystal McLaurin-Coney, Miss USA-North Carolina (1997)
  • 1971 Josh Charles, actor (Crossing the Bridge, Cooperstown)
  • 1971 Myron Bell, NFL safety (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1971 Wayne Ferreira, Johannesburg South Africa, tennis star (Munich 1995)
  • 1971 Will Shields, NFL guard (KC Chiefs)
  • 1971 Ben Wallers, English musician and songwriter (Country Teasers)
  • 1972 Amanda Lynn Granrud, Great Falls Montana, Miss America-Montana (1996)
  • 1972 Jimmy Carr, English comedian
  • 1972 Kit Chan, Singaporean singer
  • 1972 Princess Letizia of Spain
  • 1973 Julie Cox, English actress
  • 1974 Jamie Stevens, German singer