Famous Birthdays on 2nd September

  • 1243 Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford, English politician (d. 1295)
  • 1548 Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (d. 1616)
  • 1661 Georg Bohm, German organist/composer
  • 1675 William Somervile, English poet (d. 1742)
  • 1716 Johann Trier, composer
  • 1731 Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Olint und Sophronia)
  • 1750 Pehr Frigel, composer
  • 1753 Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, queen of France (d. 1810)
  • 1763 Caroline von Schelling, [Michaelis], German author
  • 1778 Leopold FJJJ van Sassen Ysselt, Dutch politician
  • 1778 Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland (d. 1846)
  • 1798 Thomas Holliday Hicks, (Union Gov) (d. 1865)
  • 1805 Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (d. 1851)
  • 1810 William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (d. 1897)
  • 1814 Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian
  • 1830 William P. Frye, American politician (d. 1911)
  • 1837 James Harrison Wilson, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1925)
  • 1838 Liliuokalani, [Lydia Paki], last queen of Hawaii (1891-93)
  • 1839 Henry George, land reformer/writer (Progress & Poverty)
  • 1840 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)
  • 1847 Roger Wolcott, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1900)
  • 1850 Albert Spaulding, baseball player/founded Spaulding sports company
  • 1850 Eugene Field, author/journalist (Little Boy Blue)
  • 1850 Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (d. 1919)
  • 1852 Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (d. 1935)
  • 1853 Wilhelm Ostwald, Germany, physical chemist (Nobel 1909)
  • 1854 Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (d. 1910)
  • 1856 Yang Hsiu-ch'ing, commander in chief of Taiping Rebellion
  • 1857 Thomas Groube, Australian cricketer (d. 1927)
  • 1862 Franjo Krežma, Croatian violinist (d. 1881)
  • 1866 Hiram Johnson, (Gov-Progressive-Cal)
  • 1870 Marie Ault, [Mary Cragg], Wigan England
  • 1870 Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (d. 1947)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1877 Frederick Soddy, Eastbourne, England, chemist, Nobel laureate, (d. 1956)

Nobel Laureate Chemist Frederick Soddy
Nobel Laureate Chemist
Frederick Soddy
  • 1878 Werner von Blomberg, German minister of Reichswehr
  • 1879 An Jung-geun, Korean nationalist and assassin of Itō Hirobumi (d. 1910)
  • 1883 Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, "The Red Archduchess" (d. 1963)
  • 1884 Frank Laubach, Benton Pa, educator, taught reading through phonetics
  • 1892 Felix Wolfes, composer
  • 1894 Joseph Roth, Austria, journalist/writer (Hotel Savoy)
  • 1899 Hans Nielsen, Denmark, lightweight and featherweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • 1901 Andreas Embirikos, Greek surrealist poet (d. 1975)
  • 1901 Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (d. 1977)
  • 1904 Vera Vague, [Barbara Jo Allen], actress (Follow the Leader), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908 Barbara Jo Allen, actress (Ice Capades Revue, Rosie the Riveter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910 Bruce Boyce, singer/teacher
  • 1911 Eileen Way, actress (Les Miserables, Rainbow, Vikings, Assassin)
  • 1911 Rene Amengual, composer
  • 1911 Romare Bearden, African American painter (d. 1988)
  • 1912 Johan Daisne, [Herman Thiery], Belgian writer (magic realism)
  • 1912 Ernest Bromley, Australian cricketer (d. 1967)
  • 1913 Bill Shankly, English Football Manager (d. 1981)
  • 1914 Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist
  • 1914 Tom Glazer, American folk singer and songwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Dai-Keong Lee, composer
  • 1915 Hans Joachim Koellreutter, composer
  • 1915 Meinhardt Raabe, actor, notable as Munchkin Coroner on The Wizard of Oz
  • 1915 Benjamin Aaron, American labor law expert (d. 2007)
  • 1916 Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player (141 US tennis titles), born in LA, CA, (d. 2014)
  • 1916 Penny Santon, Greenwich Village NY, actress (Roll Out, Matt Houston)
  • 1917 Cleveland Amory, Nahant Mass, conservationist/TV reviewer (TV Guide)
  • 1917 Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist (developed bossa nova)
  • 1918 Allen Drury, author (Advise & Consent-1960 Pulitzer Prize)
  • 1918 Martha Mitchell, wife of Attorney General John Mitchell
  • 1919 Gideon William Waldrop, composer
  • 1919 Marge Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1923 Rene Thom, French mathematician (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Daniel arap Moi, President of Kenya
  • 1925 Ronnie Stevens, actor (Rodney-Dick & Duchess), born in London, England
  • 1925 Hugo Montenegro, American composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
  • 1927 Francis Matthews, British actor (On the Bowery, Paul Temple)
  • 1927 Leonard Katzman, TV producer
  • 1927 Trudi Jochum-Beiser, Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1927 Tzvi Avni, composer
  • 1928 Miloslav Istvan, composer
  • 1928 Peter Mansfield, writer
  • 1929 Hal Ashby, American film director (d. 1988)
  • 1930 Andrey Pavlovich Petrov, composer
  • 1931 Alan K Simpson, minority whip (Sen-R-WY, 1979- )
  • 1931 Pierre Huyskens, Dutch radio host
  • 1933 Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor, (d. 2012)
  • 1933 Mathieu Kérékou, Dictator and President of Benin (1973-91, 1996-2006), born in Kouarfa, French Dahomey (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Michael Sahl, composer
  • 1934 Hilla Becher (née Wobeser), German artist, worked collaboratively with husband Bernd Becher, born in Potsdam Germany (d. 2015)
  • 1935 Jim Moody, (Rep-D-WI, 1983- )
  • 1936 David Leonard Blake, composer
  • 1936 Joan Kennedy, 1st wife of Mass Senator, Ted
  • 1936 Andrew Grove, American computer chip manufacturer
  • 1937 Peter Ueberroth, organized LA Olympics (1984)/baseball commissioner
  • 1937 Derek Fowlds, British actor
  • 1938 Glyn Worsnip, broadcaster
  • 1939 Bobby Purify, rocker
  • 1939 Robert Lee Dickey, US singer (I'm your puppet)
  • 1939 Sam Gooden, Chattanooga Tenn, rock vocalist (Impressions-Gypsy Woman)
  • 1940 Beverly Sanders, Hollywood California, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey)
  • 1940 Jimmy Clanton, Baton Rogue, La, rock vocalist (Just a Dream)
  • 1940 Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist
  • 1941 Tommy Aycock, Edinburg TX, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas Senior-5th)
  • 1943 Glenn Sather, NHL coach (Edmonton Oiler)
  • 1943 Joe Simon, US singer (Power of Love)
  • 1943 Rosalind Ashford, rock vocalist (Martha Reeve & Vandellas), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944 Claude Nicollier, Vevey Switzerland, astronaut (STS 61-K, 46, 61, 75)
  • 1946 Luis Avalos, actor (Condo, E/R, I Had 3 Wives), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1946 Marty Grebb, rocker (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Billy Preston, American soul musician/singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1947 Richard Coughlan, English drummer and percussionist (Caravan), (d. 2013)
  • 1948 Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe, teacher/astronaut (STS 25)
  • 1948 Terry Bradshaw, NFL QB (Pittsburgh Steelers)/announcer (CBS, FOX)
  • 1949 Albert West[laken], Dutch singer (Dumb Willie)
  • 1950 Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
  • 1950 Michael Rother, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Cluster)
  • 1950 Yuen Wah, Chinese actor and stuntman
  • 1951 Mark Harmon, Burbank California, actor (Dr Caldwell-St Elsewhere)
  • 1951 Michael Gray, actor (Ronnie-Brian Keith Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Mike Kaminsky, rocker
  • 1951 Jim DeMint, American politician
  • 1952 Earl Pomeroy, (Rep-D-North Dakota)

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1952 [James] Jimmy Connors, St. Louis Illinois, US tennis champion (US Open-78, 82, 83 Wimbledon-74, 82)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1953 Gerhard P J Thiele, Brenz Germany, astronaut
  • 1953 Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander and a war hero (d. 2001)
  • 1953 John Zorn, American musician
  • 1955 Linda Purl, Greenwich Ct, actress (Gloria-Happy Days, Matlock)
  • 1956 Mario Tremblay, Canadian hockey player and coach
  • 1956 Angelo Fusco, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
  • 1957 Steve Porcaro, LA Cal, rock keyboards/vocalist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa)
  • 1957 Tony Alva, American skateboarder
  • 1958 Marlene Janssen, Rock Island Ill, playmate (Nov, 1982)
  • 1959 Esther Oosterbeek, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
  • 1959 Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil
  • 1960 Eric Dickerson, NFL halfback (LA Rams, Colts/2,105 yds in 1984), born in Sealy, Texas
  • 1960 Rex Hudler, Tempe AZ, outfielder (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • 1960 Kristin Halvorsen, Norwegian politician
  • 1960 John S. Hall, American poet and spoken-word artist
  • 1961 Jeff Russell, Cincinnatti OH, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
  • 1961 Carlos Valderrama, Colombian footballer
  • 1962 Prachya Pinkaew, Thai film director
  • 1962 Eugenio Derbez, Mexican comedian and actor
  • 1962 Jon Berkeley, author and illustrator
  • 1963 Sam Mitchell, NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1964 Keanu Reeves, Beirut, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Speed)
  • 1965 Doug Linton, Santa Ana CA, pitcher (KC Royals)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1965 Lennox Lewis, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988, WBC boxing champ), born in London, England

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • 1965 Partho Sen-Gupta, Indian filmmaker

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1966 Salma Hayek, Veracruz, Mexico, actress (Desparado)

Actress Salma Hayek
Actress
Salma Hayek
  • 1966 Dino Cazares, American musician
  • 1966 Olivier Panis, French race car driver
  • 1966 Tuc Watkins, American actor
  • 1967 Andreas Möller, German footballer
  • 1968 Ricardo de Jongh, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1968 Cynthia Watros, American actress
  • 1969 Mark Brettschneider, Cincinnati Oh, actor (Jason-One Life to Live)
  • 1969 Russell Freeman, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Shani Waugh, Bunbury Aust, LPGA golfer (Aust sub-jr champ-1986, 87)
  • 1969 Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, American singer
  • 1969 Chris Kuzneski, American bestselling author
  • 1969 Stephen Peall, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1971 Rich Aurilia, infielder (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971 Shauna Sand, actress (Renegade), born in San Diego, California
  • 1971 Tommy Maddox, NFL quarterback (NY Giants)
  • 1971 Kjetil André Aamodt, Norwegian skier
  • 1971 Pawan Kalyan, Indian actor
  • 1971 Tom Steels, Belgian cyclist
  • 1972 James Willis, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Katarina Studenikova, Bratislava Slovak Rep, tennis star
  • 1973 Matthew Dunn, Leeton NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Jason Blake, American hockey player
  • 1974 Jason Lawson, NBA center (Orlando Magic)
  • 1974 Karina Wieland, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 Daniel Southworth, American actor and stunt performer
  • 1976 Phil Lipscomb, American musician (Taproot)
  • 1976 Erin Hershey, American actress.
  • 1977 Ramiro Muñoz, Colombian musician
  • 1977 Frédéric Kanouté, Malian footballer
  • 1979 Tomer Ben Yosef, Israeli footballer
  • 1979 Ron Ng, Hong Kong actor
  • 1980 Ashley Witmer, Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA (1997)
  • 1980 Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese racing driver
  • 1980 Dany Sabourin, French Canadian Goaltender in the National Hockey League
  • 1981 Katie Teft, Grand Rapids Mich, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • 1981 Fariborz Kamkari, Iranian film director/producer
  • 1981 Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
  • 1981 Bracha van Doesburgh, Dutch actress
  • 1982 Joey Barton, English footballer
  • 1982 Mandy Cho, Hong Kong actress
  • 1982 Jason Hammel, American baseball player
  • 1983 Mark Foster, English rugby player
  • 1984 Jack Peñate, English/Spanish singer
  • 1987 Spencer Smith, American musician (Panic at the Disco)
  • 1988 Ishant Sharma, Indian Cricketer
  • 1989 Alexandre Pato, Brazilian footballer
  • 1989 Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (d. 2008)
  • 1990 Marcus Ericsson, Swedish Racing Driver