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 [Camillo Borghese] (1605-1621), born in Rome (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, French enlightenment philosopher (Condorcet Method), born in Ribemont, France (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, French composer and organist, born in Gien, Loire (d. 1930)
  • 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, British choreographer (Cinderella), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador (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, Korean-born German composer, born in Sancheong, Korea (d. 1995)
  • 1917 Lawrence Jacob, artist (Sanitarium), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • 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, American country singer (Cold, Cold Heart, Hey Good Lookin'), born in Mount Olive, Alabama (d. 1953)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • 1923 John Rigby Hale, British linguist and historian, born in Ashford, Kent (d. 1999)
  • 1925 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1926 Bill Black, band leader and bassist who worked with Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1965)
  • 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, actor (Big Lebowski), born in Vinton, Virginia (d. 2016)
  • 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, rock vocalist (5th Dimension), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 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, American basketball player and coach (Knicks/Bulls/Lakers), born in Deer Lodge, Montana

  • 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, actor (Jack-3's Company, Hearts Afire), born in Burbank, California
  • 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)