Famous Birthdays on 17th September

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 275

  • 64 Julia Flavia, daughter of Roman Emperor Titus; lover of Domitian.
  • 879 Charles III, [The Simple], king of France (893-923)
  • 1192 Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1219)
  • 1271 Wenceslas II, king of Bohemia & Poland (1278-1305)
  • 1550 Pope Paul V (d. 1621)
  • 1552 Paul V, [Camillo Borghese], Italy, Pope (1605-21)
  • 1580 Charlotte Brabantia, countess of Nassau/daughter of Willem of Orange
  • 1605 Francesco Sacrati, composer
  • 1619 John Lambert, English general-major/parliament leader
  • 1630 Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma (d. 1694)
  • 1639 Hans Herr, Mennonite bishop (d. 1725)
  • 1643 Gilbert Burnet, Bishop of Salisbury/author
  • 1677 Stephen Hales, English physiologist, chemist, and inventor (d. 1761)
  • 1687 Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (d. 1772)
  • 1688 Maria Luisa of Savoy, first queen of Philip V of Spain (d. 1714)
  • 1711 Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer, composer
  • 1714 Gottlieb W Rabener, German author (Vom Misbrauch of the Satire)
  • 1730 Friedrich WLGA von Steuben, Prus/US inspector-gen of Washington's army
  • 1739 John Rutledge, 2nd (appointed) Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1800)
  • 1743 Jean-Marie Caritat, France, mathematician

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1743 Marquis de Condorcet, Aisn France, enlightenment philosopher (Condorcet Method), (d. 1794)

Enlightenment Philosopher Marquis de Condorcet
Enlightenment Philosopher
Marquis de Condorcet
  • 1748 Robert Wainwright, composer
  • 1764 John Goodricke, English astronomer/member Royal Society
  • 1765 Gregory XVI, [Bartolomeo A Cappellari/Mauro], Italy, Pope
  • 1767 Henri-Montan Berton, composer
  • 1771 Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer (d. 1816)
  • 1774 Joseph Caspar Mezzofanti, Cardinal/linguist and hyperpolyglot (understood 70 languages), born in Bologna
  • 1783 Samuel Prout, water-color painter
  • 1795 Giuseppi Saverio Rafaele Mercadante, composer
  • 1798 Antonia M B Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat
  • 1800 Franklin Buchanan, Admiral (Confederate Navy), (d. 1874)
  • 1801 Edward William Lane, translator (Thousand & 1 Nights)
  • 1814 Stefano Ronchetti-Molnteviti, composer
  • 1818 Halfdan Kjeruif, composer (Kjerulf)
  • 1819 Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault, physicist (pendulum proved Earth rotates)
  • 1819 Marthinus Wessels Pretorius, 1st president (Republic South Africa)
  • 1819 Thomas A. Hendricks, 21st US Vice President (D); died in office in 1885
  • 1820 Earle Van Dorn, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1820 Émile Augier, French dramatist (d. 1889)
  • 1821 Charles Victor Arthur Saint-Leon, composer
  • 1825 Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, MC (Confederacy), (d. 1893)
  • 1826 G F Berhard Riemann, German mathematician (zeta-function)
  • 1834 Edouard Pailleron, French attorney/stage writer
  • 1849 Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer
  • 1853 Clemens Baeumker, German historian (Patristischen Philosophie)
  • 1854 Hans Muller, music historian
  • 1854 David Dunbar Buick, American automobile pioneer (d. 1929)
  • 1857 Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, pioneer in rocket & space research
  • 1859 Frank D Adams, Canada geologist/educator
  • 1859 Richard Henry Warren, composer
  • 1861 Owen Seaman, poet/editor (Punch)
  • 1868 James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician (d. 1956)
  • 1869 Christian Lange, Norway, pacifist/internationalist (Nobel 1921)
  • 1874 Ben[jamin] Turpin, US, comic (Uncle Tom Without the Cabin)
  • 1875 Vyacheslav Gavrilovich Karatigin, composer
  • 1877 Jean Hure, composer
  • 1878 Vincenzo Tommasini, composer
  • 1879 Rube Foster, American baseball player, manager and executive (d. 1930)
  • 1879 Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Indian Social Reformer (d. 1973)
  • 1881 Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English soldier (d. 1955)
  • 1882 Anton H Blaauw, Dutch botanist (Perception of Light)
  • 1883 Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson Berners, 14th baron/composer
  • 1883 William Carlos Williams, American poet
  • 1884 Bastiaan de Gaay Fortman, Dutch historian/Justice of Curacao
  • 1884 Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Elmira NY, composer (White Peacock)
  • 1885 George Cleveland, Sydney Nova Scotia, actor (Courage of Lassie)
  • 1885 Uzeir Abdul Huseyn Hajibeyov, composer
  • 1890 Lubov Tchernicheva, Russian ballerina
  • 1891 Leslie Lincoln Henson, actor (Lady Luck, Funny Face, Harvey)
  • 1892 Hendrik F Andriessen, Dutch organist/composer (Ballade of Merel)
  • 1893 Abel J Herzberg, Russ/Dutch writer (Persecution of Jews)
  • 1894 Fay Compton, [Virginia Lillian Emeline Compton], actress (Haunting)
  • 1896 Denise Grey, [Edouardine Verthuy], Turin Italy, actress (Julietta)
  • 1899 Winnie Lightner, Greenport NY, comedienne (Sit Tight, Side Show)
  • 1900 John Willard Marriott, American hotelier (d. 1985)
  • 1900 Hughie Critz, baseball player (d. 1980)
  • 1901 Francis Chichester, Barnstaple, Devon, English aviator and sailor (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire)
  • 1902 Esther Ralston, Bar Harbor ME, American Venus/actress (Old Ironsides)
  • 1903 Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (d. 1984)

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1904 Frederick Ashton, Ecuador, British choreographer (Cinderella), (d. 1988)

Choreographer Frederick Ashton
Choreographer
Frederick Ashton
  • 1904 Jerry Colonna, actor (Road to Morocco, Road to Singapore), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1905 Dolores Costello, actress (Little Lord Fauntleroy), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1905 Hans Freudenthal, Dutch mathematician/director (OW&OC)
  • 1905 Jorge Urrutia Blondel, composer
  • 1906 Junius Richard Jayawardene, president (Sri Lanka, 1978-89)
  • 1906 Edgar Wayburn, American environmentalist
  • 1907 Desmond Heap, authority on British planning law
  • 1907 Helen Vinson, TX, actress (Transatlantic Tunnel, In Name Only)
  • 1907 Warren E Burger, Minn, Supreme Court chief justice (1969-86)
  • 1908 Franz J A Grothe, German composer
  • 1909 Elizabeth Wilkinson, professor German University College London
  • 1909 Kenneth Darling, Commander-in-chief Allied Forces, Northern Europe
  • 1910 Vernon Thompson, thoracic surgeon
  • 1912 Pauline Parsons, matron in chief (PMRAFNS)
  • 1912 Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedian
  • 1913 Jorgen Jersild, composer
  • 1914 Shin Kanemaru, politician
  • 1916 Mary [Florence Elinor] Stewart, UK, sci-fi author (Crystal Cave)
  • 1916 Ove J Abildgaard, Danish poet (Uglegylp)
  • 1916 Oswald Garrison Villard Jr., Dobbs Ferry New York, American Engineer (electronics) who invented the over-the-horizon radar that could detect objects thousands of miles away and peer around the Earth's curvature
  • 1917 Isang Yun, composer
  • 1917 Lawrence Jacob, Atlantic City NJ, artist (Sanitarium)
  • 1917 Peter Bennett, actor (Leonides-Adv of Sir Lancelot), born in London, England
  • 1918 Chaim Herzog, Israeli president (1983-93), (d. 1997)
  • 1920 Dinah Sheridan, actress (Genevieve, Railway Children), (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Marjorie S Holt, (Rep-R-MD, 1973- )
  • 1921 Virgilio Barco Vargas, president of Colombia (1986-90)
  • 1922 Agostinho Neto, poet/president Angola [or Dec 27]
  • 1922 Naomi Datta, geneticist
  • 1922 Ursula Howells, actress (Girly, Murder is Announced), born in London, England

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1923 Hank Williams, country singer (Cold, Cold Heart, Hey Good Lookin')

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • 1923 John Hale, linguist
  • 1925 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1926 Bill Black, rocker
  • 1926 Donald Acheson, England's chief medical officer
  • 1926 Reginald Marsh, actor (Sicilians, It Happened Here)
  • 1927 George Blanda, Penn, NFL kicker/quarterback (Bears, Oilers, Raiders)
  • 1927 Ted Weiss, (Rep-D-NY, 1977-92)
  • 1928 Brian Matthew, British disc jockey
  • 1928 Roddy McDowall, actor (Planet of Apes, Lord Love a Duck), born in London, England
  • 1929 John Stewart-Clark, MEP (C)
  • 1929 Lord Craig of Radley, marshal (RAF)
  • 1929 Stirling Moss, race car driver, born in London, England
  • 1929 Pat Crowley, American actress
  • 1930 David Huddleston, Vinton Va, actor (How the West Was Won)
  • 1930 Edgar Mitchell, NASA astronaut (Apollo 14), born in Hereford Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1930 Gwyn Francis, British Forestry commissioner
  • 1930 Thomas P Stafford, Weatherford Ok, USAF/astronaut (Gem 6 9, Ap 10 18)
  • 1930 Jim Rohn, American business philosopher
  • 1930 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist

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1931 Anne Bancroft, actress (Graduate, Miracle Worker), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2005)

Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft
  • 1933 Charles E Grassley, (Sen-R-Iowa, 1981- )
  • 1933 D A Fenner, British headmaster (Alleyn's School)
  • 1933 Desmond Fennell, British high court judge
  • 1933 Patricia Crowley, Olyphant Pa, actress (Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
  • 1934 Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly, Ca, tennis, 1st woman grand slam (1953)
  • 1934 Orlando Cepeda, Giants player (NL MVP 1967)
  • 1935 Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), born in La Junta Colorado (d. 2001)
  • 1935 Timothy Bavin, Bishop of Portsmouth
  • 1936 Jennifer Dickson, artist/photographer
  • 1936 Mischa de Vreede, poetess (Our Eternal Hunger)
  • 1936 Richard Gaskell, solicitor/president (Law Society)
  • 1937 Albertine Sarrazin, French author (L'astragale, La Cavale)
  • 1937 Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player
  • 1938 Alec Broers, master (Churchill College Cambridge)
  • 1938 Paul Benedict, Silver City NM, actor (Harry-Jeffersons)
  • 1939 David H Souter, Weir NH, 107th Supreme Court Justice (1990- )
  • 1939 Joseph Mosikili, South African actor/singer
  • 1939 Lamonte McLemore, St Louis Mo, rock vocalist (5th Dimension)
  • 1939 Shelby Flint, American singer
  • 1940 Jan Eliasson, Swedish diplomat
  • 1940 Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (d. 2007)
  • 1941 Robert T Matsui, (Rep-D-California, 1979- )
  • 1941 William Grut, Sweden, penthalete (Olympic-gold-1948), (d. 2012)
  • 1942 Beverly Aadland, Hollywood Cal, Errol Flynns last girlfriend
  • 1942 Desmond Lynam, British sportscaster
  • 1942 Doris Brown-Heritage, US, 800m track star (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1942 Robert Graysmith, Zodiac killer researcher
  • 1943 Samuel T Durrance, Tallahassee Fl, PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67)
  • 1943 Sarah Lucas, theatre administrator (d. 1997)
  • 1944 Mary Lou Crocker, LPGA golfer
  • 1944 Reinhold Messner, Italian mountain climber (Mount Everest)

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1945 Phil Jackson, Deer Lodge Montana, American basketball player and coach (Knicks/Bulls/Lakers)

  • 1945 Bruce Spence, New Zealand actor
  • 1946 Billy Bonds, British soccer player
  • 1946 Michael Jack, British minister of state-home office
  • 1947 Jeff MacNelly, Puliter Prize-winning cartoonist (Shoe)
  • 1947 Robert Kidd, marine geoscientist
  • 1947 Tessa Jowell, British MP
  • 1948 John Ritter, Burbank California, actor (Jack-3's Company, Hearts Afire)
  • 1948 Patricia Kluge, Baghdad Iraq, wife of Billionaire John Kluge
  • 1950 Fee Waybill, Ohaha Neb, rocker (Tubes)

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1950 Narendra Modi, 15th Prime Minister of India, born in Vadnagar, Gujarat

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
  • 1950 Chris Heister, Swedish politician
  • 1950 Lawrence Anthony, Johannesberg, South Africa, conservationist and author, (d. 2012)
  • 1951 Cassandra Peterson, [Elvira], KS, actress (Echo Park, Elvira)
  • 1952 Steve Sanders, Richland Ga, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)
  • 1953 Rita Rudner, comedienne (Funny People)
  • 1953 Altaf Hussain, Pakistani politician and founder of MQM
  • 1954 Joël-François Durand, French composer
  • 1955 Scott William Simpson, PGA golfer (1987 US Open), born in San Diego, California
  • 1955 Koralia Karanti, Greek actress
  • 1955 Charles Martinet, American actor
  • 1956 Thad Bosley. American major league baseball player
  • 1956 Brian Andreas, American writer, sculptor, painter and publisher
  • 1957 David Bintley, choreographer
  • 1958 Daniel Nunez, Cuba, weightlifter (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1959 Hank Ilesic, Edmonton, CFL punter, place kicker (Edmonton, Toronto)
  • 1960 Hank Baran, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Won Mexican), born in San Diego, California
  • 1960 John Franco, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1960 Terry Nihen, Concord Mass, playmate (December, 1983)
  • 1961 Pamela Ann Melroy, Palo Alto California, Major USAF/astronaut (sk:STS 92)
  • 1961 Ty Tabor, American guitarist and singer (King's X)
  • 1962 Dustin Nguyen, Saigon Vietnam, actor (Harry-21 Jump Street)
  • 1962 Wayne Riley, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1962 Baz Luhrmann, Australian film director
  • 1963 Masahiro Chono, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1963 Rami Saari, Israeli poet and translator
  • 1963 Michael Adler, American businessman
  • 1963 Steven Dye, English musician (Scarlet Party), (The Alan Parsons Project)