Famous Birthdays on 20th September

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  • 1486 Arthur, Prince of Wales, son of King Henry VII of England (d. 1502)
  • 1593 Gottfried Scheidt, composer
  • 1599 Christian the Younger, German Protestant military leader (d. 1623)
  • 1653 Benedict Schultheiss, composer
  • 1663 Pirro Conte d' Albergati Capacelli, composer
  • 1665 Johannes van der Hagen, vicar/genealogist/chronologer
  • 1706 Franz Habermann, composer
  • 1744 Giacomo Quarenghi, Ital/Russian master builder (Hermitage Theater)
  • 1744 Thomas Grosvenor, American Revolutionary War hero (d. 1825)
  • 1746 Móric Beňovský, Slovak officer and explorer, King of Madagascar (d. 1786)
  • 1767 Jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia, composer
  • 1771 Mungo Park, Scotish explorer (Africa)
  • 1777 Ramon Felix Cuellar y Altarriba, composer
  • 1790 Francisco Acuna the Figueroa, Uruguayan poet (Toraidas)
  • 1791 Sergei T Aksakov, Russian writer (Semejnaja chronika)
  • 1795 Charles Heinrich Christoph Zeuner, composer
  • 1795 Peter of Limburg Brouwer, physician/classical/author
  • 1809 Sterline "Old Pap" Price, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1810 Alpheus Starkey Williams, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1820 George Washington Morgan, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1820 John Fulton Reynolds, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • 1832 Johann Joseph Abert, composer

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1833 Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Milan, Italy, journalist/soldier/pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907), (d. 1918)

Italian Pacifist Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Italian Pacifist
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
  • 1842 James Dewar, Scottish chemist/physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet)
  • 1844 William H. Illingworth, American photographer (d. 1893)
  • 1846 Agnes Tyrrell, composer
  • 1847 Sergei G Netsjajev, Russian nihilist (Catechism Revolutionary)
  • 1852 Edouard baron Empain, Belgian railway builder (Paris Metro)
  • 1853 Rama V, King of Thailand (d. 1910)
  • 1859 Yuan She-k'ai, Chinese general/president/dictator
  • 1861 Herbert Putnam, Librarian of Congress (d. 1955)
  • 1865 Lubor Niederle, Czech archaeologist/slavist
  • 1866 Gustave Doret, composer
  • 1869 George Robey, [George Edward Wade], comic
  • 1869 Marcel Cachin, co-founder (French Communistic Party)
  • 1872 Maurice Gamelin, French generalissimo
  • 1873 Robert D Wrenn, tennis champ (US Open - 1893)
  • 1873 Sidney Olcott, Canadian film director (d. 1949)
  • 1873 Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (d. 1944)
  • 1877 Armand Louis Joseph Marsick, composer

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1878 Upton Beall Sinclair, US writer (Jungle), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1968)

  • 1879 Jacobo Conrad, [Coco Lepol/Elias Martinus], Curacaos composer
  • 1879 Victor Seastrom, Silbodal Sweden, director (Wind, Under the Red Robe)
  • 1880 Ildebrando Pizzetti, composer
  • 1880 Louise Peete, American murderess (d. 1947)
  • 1881 Walter Kingsford, Redhill England, actor (My Favorite Blonde)
  • 1883 John G van Dillen, historian (Of Wealth & Oligarchists)
  • 1883 Maria Baers, Flemish social female worker/senator
  • 1884 Piotr Rytel, composer

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1884 Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher (d. 1947)

  • 1886 Charles Walter Stansby Williams, songwriter
  • 1889 Charles Reidpath, American athlete (d. 1975)
  • 1892 Patricia Collinge, actress (Tender Comrade), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1893 Hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic)
  • 1896 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [NS=Oct 2]
  • 1897 Efim Golishev, composer
  • 1899 Elliott Nugent, American director (And So They Were Married), born in Dover, Ohio (d. 1980)
  • 1899 Leo Strauss, German-born philosopher (d. 1973)
  • 1900 Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Brazil general/pres (1964-67)
  • 1900 Uuno Kalervo Klami, composer
  • 1900 Wilhelm Weismann, composer
  • 1901 Leo Justinus Kauffmann, composer
  • 1902 Cesare Zavattini, Italian screenwriter (Ladri di Biciclette)
  • 1902 Kermit Maynard, Vevey Ind, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup)
  • 1902 Stevie [Florence Margaret] Smith, Kingston upon Hull, English poet and novelist (Not Waving but Drowning)
  • 1906 David Sheinfeld, composer
  • 1908 Alexander Mitscherlich, German psychotherapist
  • 1908 Levon-Karapet His Holiness Vasken Baidjian, patriach of Etchmiadzin
  • 1910 Jacques-Baptise LeBrun, France, finn yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1911 Frank Devol, Moundsville WV, orchestra leader (I'm Dickens He's Fenster)
  • 1911 Jan Mul, composer
  • 1911 Shriram Sharma Acharya, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1991)
  • 1912 Marianne Kunvari, writer
  • 1914 Kenneth More, England, actor (39 Steps, Doctor in the House)

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1917 [Arnold] Red Auerbach, NBA coach/GM (Boston Celtic), born in Brooklyn, New York

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • 1917 Fernando Rey, [Arambillet], La Coruna Spain, actor (Matter of Time)
  • 1918 Peg Phillips, actress (Ruth Ann-Northern Exposure)
  • 1921 Melvin "Slappy" White, comedian
  • 1922 David Nicolson, British businessman and politician (Chairman of BTR Industries-1969)
  • 1922 Frank Comstock, SD California, orchestra leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show)
  • 1922 William Kapell, American pianist (d. 1953)
  • 1923 Frances Heflin, actress (Mona Tyler-All My Children), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1923 Geraldine Clinton Little, Irish-born poet (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Gogi Grant, [Audrey Brown], rock vocalist
  • 1924 James Galanos, Phila, fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1959)
  • 1924 John Vassall, spy/civil servant
  • 1925 Ananda Mahidol, King of Thailand (d. 1946)
  • 1925 Bobby Nunn, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 1986)
  • 1927 Clarice Taylor, Va, actress (Nurse Bailey-Nurse)
  • 1927 Rachel Roberts, Llanelly Wales, actress (Foul Play, Doctor's Wife)
  • 1927 Johnny Dankworth, English musician and composer
  • 1928 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (d. 2000)
  • 1928 Donald Hall, American poet and US Poet Laureate
  • 1929 Anne Meara, Brooklyn New York comedian/actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place)
  • 1931 Cherd Songsri, Thai filmmaker (d. 2006)
  • 1933 Bob Banas, choreographer (Malibu U, Jonathan Winters Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Dennis Viollet, English former footballer (d. 1999)

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1934 Sophia Loren, Rome, actress (Desire Under the Elms, Black Orchid)

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren
  • 1935 Keith J Roberts, England, writer (Irish Encounter, Ladies from Hell)
  • 1935 Lubos Fiser, composer
  • 1935 David Pegg, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1936 Dany Carrel, Touraine Indo-china, actress (Passionate Summer)
  • 1937 Birgitta Dahl, Swedish politician
  • 1937 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2005)
  • 1938 Eric Gale, US funk guitarist (Blue Horizon)
  • 1938 George J Hochbrueckner, (Rep-D-NY)
  • 1938 Jane Manning, soprano
  • 1938 Pia Lindstrom, critic (WNBC-TV)/journalist (From Russia With Love)
  • 1938 Tom Tresh, NY Yankee (1962 AL Rookie of Year)
  • 1939 Robert L. Gerry III, American businessman
  • 1940 Joseph J DioGuardi, (Rep-R-NY, 1985- )
  • 1941 Dale Chihuly, Tacoma Wash, artist in glass (Louis Tiffany Award 1967)
  • 1941 John A Wismont Jr, California, watercolor painter (over 50,000)
  • 1942 Robbe De Hert, Flemish director/producer (Fugitive Cinema, Bomb)
  • 1942 Gérald Tremblay, Québec politician
  • 1943 Roek Williams, [Willemze], Dutch singer

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1943 Sani Abacha, de facto President of Nigeria (1993-98), born in Kano, Nigeria

President of Nigeria Sani Abacha
President of Nigeria
Sani Abacha
  • 1944 Jeremy Child, actor (Privilege, Taffin)
  • 1945 Laurie Spiegel, composer
  • 1947 Chuck Panozzo [John], rocker (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Mia Martini, Italian singer (d. 1995)
  • 1947 Bruce Pasternack, American CEO
  • 1948 George R. R. Martin, American fantasy and sci-fi author (A Song of Ice and Fire), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1949 Jan Hendriks, guitarist (Doe Maar)
  • 1949 Anthony Denison, American actor
  • 1949 John W. Henry, American businessman and owner of sports teams (Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • 1950 Debi Morgan, Dunn NC, actress (Angie-All My Children, Cry Uncle)
  • 1950 James P[aul] Blaylock, US, sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus)
  • 1950 Loredana Berte, Milan Italy, singer/2nd ex wife of Bjorn Borg

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1951 Guy Lafleur, Thurso Quebec, NHL right wing (Montreal, NY Rangers)

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • 1951 JoAnna Cameron, Colo, actress (I Love My Wife, Isis)
  • 1951 Javier Marías, Spanish author, translator and academic
  • 1953 Jeff Jones, Red Rider, rock bassist/vocalist (Red Rider)
  • 1954 Anne Mcintosh, British member European parliament
  • 1954 Brinke Stevens, [Charlene Brinkman] Ca, actress (Slumber Party Massacre)
  • 1954 Silvio Leonard, Cienguegos Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • 1954 Henry Samueli, American NHL team owner
  • 1955 Christine Oddy, British member European parliament
  • 1956 Gary Cole, Park Ridge, Illinois, American actor (Pineapple Express, Midnight Caller)
  • 1957 Arn Anderson, [Marty Lunde], wrestler (ECW/SMW/WCW/NWA/WWF)
  • 1957 Vladmir Tkachenko, USSR, basketball (Olympic-bronze-1980)
  • 1957 Alannah Currie, Auckland NZ, rock xylophone/vocalist (Thompson Twins)
  • 1957 Rich DiSilvio, American new media developer & artist
  • 1958 Marty Schiene, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Illinois Open), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959 Lesley Thompson, rower (Olympics-gold-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1960 Alice Regina Brown, Jackson MS, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)
  • 1960 James A Pawelczyk, PhD/astronaut (sk STS 90), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1960 Deborah Roberts, American journalist and TV reporter
  • 1961 Becky Larson, LPGA golfer
  • 1961 Erwin Koeman, soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
  • 1961 Lisa Bloom, American lawyer and television personality
  • 1964 Crispin Glover, actor (Back to the Future)
  • 1965 Robert Rusler, actor (Game of Love, Vamp, Thrashin')
  • 1966 Nuno Bettencourt, Azores, rock guitarist (Extreme-More Than Words)
  • 1967 Catherine Bond-Mills, Woodstock Ontario, heptathlete (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Gunnar Nelson, rock vocalist (Nelsons-Love & Affection)
  • 1967 Kristen Johnston, actress (Sally Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)
  • 1967 Martin Harrison, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967 Matthew Nelson, rock vocalist (Nelsons-Love & Affection)
  • 1968 Chris Waller, Evanston Ill, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • 1968 Eric Turner, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1968 Leah Pinsent, Canadian actress
  • 1968 Tim Rogers, Australian singer / songwriter
  • 1969 Tommy Jeter, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969 Victoria Dillard, American actress
  • 1969 Megumi Kudo, Japanese pro-wrestler
  • 1969 Richard Witschge, former Dutch footballer
  • 1970 John Copeland, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
  • 1971 Andrew Lane, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Henryk Larsson, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1971 Jenny Murdock, LPGA golfer
  • 1971 Ryan Terry, NFL running back/kick returner (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese composer
  • 1972 Jenny Morris, Maryborough Australia, field hockey fullback (Oly-96)
  • 1972 Vance Joseph, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)
  • 1973 Ronald McKinnon, National Football League linebacker
  • 1974 Michael Waddington, American defense lawyer
  • 1975 Asia Argento, Italian actress
  • 1975 Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver
  • 1976 Markus Wieland, Tegernsee GER, hockey player (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1976 Yui Horie, Japanese seiyuu
  • 1976 Yo Hitoto, Japanese pop singer
  • 1976 Enuka Okuma, Canadian actress
  • 1976 Reuben Singh, British entrepreneur
  • 1977 Ruth Moniz, NSW Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • 1977 Namie Amuro, Japanese pop singer
  • 1978 Sophie Simard, Lars Germany, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1978 Patrizio Buanne, Italian singer
  • 1978 Sarit Hadad, Israeli singer
  • 1978 T.J. Tucker, American baseball player
  • 1978 Dante Hall, American football player
  • 1979 Sean Davis, English footballer
  • 1980 Vladimir Karpets, Russian cyclist
  • 1980 Mariacarla Boscono, Italian fashion model
  • 1980 Jonathan Le Billon, British actor
  • 1981 Joanie Dodds, America's Next Top Model contestant
  • 1981 Feliciano López, Spanish tennis player
  • 1981 Jordan Tata, American baseball player
  • 1983 Yuna Ito, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1983 Ángel Sánchez, Puerto Rican baseball player