Famous Birthdays on September 21

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  • 1051 Bertha of Savoy, German queen and Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1087)
  • 1328 Hongwu Emperor of China (d. 1398)
  • 1372 Frederik I van Hohenzollern, monarch of Brandenburg (1417-40)
  • 1411 Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne (d. 1460)
  • 1415 Frederick III, Innsbruck Austria, German Emperor (1440-1493)
  • 1428 Jingtai Emperor of China (d. 1457)
  • 1452 Girolamo Savonarola, monk/reformer/dictator of Florence (1494-98)
  • 1527 Matthaus Ludecus, composer
  • 1629 Philip Cardinal Howard, English Catholic cardinal (d. 1694)
  • 1645 Louis Joliet, Canadian explorer (d. 1700)
  • 1706 Jacob Wilhelm Lustig, composer
  • 1706 Polyxena Christina of Hesse-Rotenburg, queen of Sardinia (d. 1735)
  • 1728 Louis Emmanuel Eadin, composer
  • 1737 Francis Hopkinson, US, writer/lawyer (helped design Stars & Stripes)
  • 1752 Louise MC, countess of Albany
  • 1756 John Loudon McAdam, created macadam road surface (asphalt)
  • 1758 Christopher Gore, 8th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1827)
  • 1760 Gaetano Valeri, composer
  • 1760 Ivan Dmitriev, Russian statesman (d. 1837)
  • 1788 Margaret Smith Taylor, 1st lady (1849-50)
  • 1809 Sophia Hawthorne, American writer, painter and illustator, born in Salem, Massachusetts
  • 1817 Carter Littlepage Stevenson, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1817 Charles Balmer, composer
  • 1819 Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of France (d. 1864)
  • 1820 Williams Carter Wickham, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1824 Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1827 Michael Corcoran, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • 1832 Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans, composer
  • 1832 Samuel Sprigg Carroll, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1893)
  • 1833 Josef Richard Rozkosny, composer
  • 1840 Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876)
  • 1842 Abd-ul-Hamid II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1918)
  • 1843 David Emlyn Evans, composer
  • 1849 Edmund Gosse, translator/critic (Father & Son), born in London, England
  • 1849 Maurice Barrymore, Indian-born patriarch of the Barrymore family (d. 1905)
  • 1853 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (liquid helium, Nobel 1913)
  • 1859 Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (Sursum Corda, Ace Knave)
  • 1862 James E. Talmage, LDS apostle and author (d. 1933)
  • 1863 John Bunny, American film comedian (d. 1915)
  • 1866 Charles Jean Henri Nicolle France, bacteriologist (Nobel-1928)

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1866 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (War of the Worlds, Kipps), born in Bromley, Kent (d. 1946)

Author H. G. Wells
Author
H. G. Wells
  • 1867 Henry Lewis Stimson, US minister of War (1911-13)
  • 1869 Henryk Melcer-Szczawinski, composer
  • 1871 Ernst Heldring, Dutch merchant/ship owner/financier
  • 1873 Papa Jack Laine, American musician (d. 1966)
  • 1874 Gustav Theodore Holst, Cheltenham, England, composer (Planets)
  • 1882 Alf Thorbald Hurum, composer
  • 1884 Hugh "Shorty" Ray, supervisor of NFL officials, HOF member
  • 1885 Thomas Alexandrovich de Hartmann, composer
  • 1886 Teiichi Igarashi, Japan, climed Mt Fuji at age 99
  • 1887 Lodewijk de Vocht, composer
  • 1889 Otto Forst de Battaglia, Austrian diplomat/genealogist
  • 1893 Moses Pergament, composer
  • 1894 Tullio Carminati, Zara Dalmatia Italy, actor (Roman Holiday)
  • 1895 Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (d. 1925)
  • 1898 Tushar Kanti Ghosh, world's oldest/longest serving newspaper Editor
  • 1899 Luc Haesaerts, Flemish art critic (Flandre)
  • 1899 Frederick Coutts, the 8th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1986)
  • 1902 Allen Lane, English publisher/founder (Penguin Books)
  • 1902 Learie [Nicholas] Constantine, Trinidad cricket player
  • 1902 Limari Salminen, Finland, 10K run (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1904 Hans Hartung, German/French painter
  • 1905 Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive (d. 1999)
  • 1906 Derrick De Marney, actor (Inheritance), born in London, England
  • 1906 Henry Beachell, American plant breeder (d. 2006)
  • 1907 Helen Foster Snow, writer
  • 1907 Lloyd Gough, actor (Mike Axford-Green Hornet)

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1909 Kwame Nkrumah, 1st Prime Minister of Ghana (1957-60 and 1st President Ghana (1960-66), born in Nkroful, Gold Coast (Ghana) (d. 1972)

First President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah
  • 1912 Chuck Jones, animator (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck)
  • 1912 György Sándor, Hungarian pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1913 Ulrich Ernst Simon, theologian
  • 1914 John Kluge, American television mogul (Metromedia) and at one time the richest person in the United States, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 2010)
  • 1916 Jagernath Lachmon, premier Suriname
  • 1916 Françoise Giroud, French journalist and politician (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (d. 1968)
  • 1918 Rand Brooks, actor (Cpl Boone-Rin Tin Tin), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1919 Aya Zikken, author (Atlasvlinder, Rameh)
  • 1919 Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher and physicist
  • 1919 Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani scholar (d. 1988)
  • 1920 Jay Ward, cartoonist (Rocky & his Friends, Bullwinkle)
  • 1922 Lode Backx, Flemish pianist
  • 1923 Harry JN Vane 11th Lord Barnard, English large landowner
  • 1924 Gail Russell, actress (Uninvited, Moonrise, Unseen), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1926 Donald A Glaser, physicist (Nobel-1960)
  • 1926 Noor Jehan, Pakistani singer and actress (d. 2000)
  • 1929 Bernard Williams, English philosopher (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (d. 1979)
  • 1930 Dawn Addams, Felixstown Engl, actress (Alan Young Show, Star Maidens)
  • 1931 Larry Hagman, TV actor (I Dream of Jeannie, JR-Dallas), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Don Preston, rock musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1932 Melvin Van Peebles, US, playwright/director (Watermelon Man)

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1934 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter (Death of Ladies Man), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)

Musician Leonard Cohen
Musician
Leonard Cohen
  • 1935 Henry Gibson, Germantown Pa, comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In's poet)
  • 1935 Jimmy Armfield, Former English Footballer and Manager
  • 1936 Yuriy Luzhkov, Russian politician, mayor of Moscow
  • 1936 Dickey Lee, American singer and songwriter
  • 1938 Atli Heimir Sveinsson, composer
  • 1938 Yuji Takahashi, composer
  • 1940 Bill Kurtis, newscaster (American Parade), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1940 Hermann Knoflacher, Austrian civil engineer
  • 1941 Tony Moon, American rock songwriter (Dante & the Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941 R. James Woolsey, Jr., Central Intelligence Agency director
  • 1941 Jack Brisco, American professional wrestler
  • 1942 Ann Elder, comedienne (Smothers Brothers Show, Laugh-In), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1944 Fannie Flagg, actress/comediene (Candid Camera), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1944 Hamilton Jordan, political advisor (Crisis, Last Year of Carter Pres)
  • 1944 Susan Maureen Fleetwood, Scotland, actress (Krays, Sacrifice)
  • 1944 Steve Beshear, American politician (D) Governor of Kentucky (2007-2015), born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky
  • 1944 Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, born in Norman, Oklahoma (d. 1988)
  • 1945 Bjarni V Tryggvason, Reykjavik Iceland, astronaut (STS 85)
  • 1945 Ombrettqa Colli, Italian entertainer
  • 1945 Richard Childress, NASCAR team owner
  • 1945 Shaw Clifton, the 18th General of The Salvation Army
  • 1946 Moritz Leuenberger, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1947 Don Felder, American rocker (Eagles), born in Gainesville, Florida

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1947 Stephen King, American sci-fi and horror author (Carrie, Shining, Kujo), born in Portland, Maine

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King
  • 1947 Marsha Norman, American playwright
  • 1948 Artis Gilmore, ABA all star (Kentucky Colonels)
  • 1948 Michael Finneran, diver (1st perfect 10 on 10m platform)

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1950 Bill Murray, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters), born in Evanston, Illinois

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Actor/Comedian
Bill Murray
  • 1950 Charles Clarke, British politician
  • 1951 Bob Franks, (Rep-R-NJ)
  • 1951 Bruce Arena, American soccer coach (Olympics-gold-96), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951 Henk Hofstede, Dutch singer/guitarist/keyboardist (Nits)
  • 1951 Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen rebel leader (d. 2005)
  • 1952 Anneliese Michel, German exorcism victim (d. 1976)
  • 1953 Betty Wright [Bessie Norris], American R&B singer-songwriter, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1953 John Mengatti, American actor (Nick-White Shadow, For Love & Honor), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954 Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer (Motorhead), born in Hasland, Chesterfield (d. 2015)

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1954 Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan (2006-07 and 2012-), born in Nagato

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe
  • 1955 Rebecca Balding, actress (Carla-Lou Grant, Soap), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1955 Richard J Hieb, astronaut (STS 39, 49, 65), born in Jamestown, North Dakota
  • 1955 Mika Kaurismäki, Finnish director
  • 1956 Jack Givens, American basketball player
  • 1956 Marta Kauffman, American television producer
  • 1957 Ethan Coen, filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • 1957 Lynette Love, US tai kwan do champ 1987/(Olympics 1988)
  • 1957 Kevin Rudd, Australian politician, Prime Minister (2013), born in Nambour, Queensland
  • 1958 Rick Mahorn, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1958 Bruno Fitoussi, French poker player
  • 1959 Corrinne Drewery, rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out)
  • 1959 David Coulier, actor (Joey Gladstone-Full House), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1960 David James Elliott, actor (Seinfeld, Lt Harmon Rabb-Jag), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1961 Michel R Vassallucci, French/Neth publisher (Arena)
  • 1961 Nancy Travis, American actress (Kim-Almost Perfect, Chaplin, 8 Men Out), born in NYC, New York

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1962 Grant Fuhr, Canadian NHL goalie (Oilers), born in Spruce Grove, Alberta

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr
  • 1962 Rob Morrow, New Rochelle NY, actor (Dr Fleishman-Northern Exposure)
  • 1963 Cecil Fielder, infielder (Detroit Tigers, NY Yankees), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Curtly Ambrose, Antiguan West Indies cricketer
  • 1963 Angus Macfadyen, Scottish actor
  • 1964 Danny Hoekman, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1964 Danny Villa, NFL guard (KC Chiefs)
  • 1964 Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan singer and composer
  • 1965 Richard Brown, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1966 Ronna Reeves, Big Spring TX
  • 1967 Andrea Thies, rower (Olympics-92, 96), born in Irvington, New York
  • 1967 Romeo van Aerde, soccer player (RKC)

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1967 Faith Hill [Audrey Faith Perry], American country pop singer ("Breathe", "Cry"), born in Ridgeland, Mississippi

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • 1967 Tyler Stewart, Canadian drummer (Barenaked Ladies)
  • 1968 Ricki Lake, actress (Hairspray), talk show host (Ricki), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Trugoy, rocker (De La Soul)
  • 1968 Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), born in Burntwood, Staffordshire (d. 2013)
  • 1969 Jason Christiansen, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1969 Lia Biehl, LPGA golfer
  • 1969 Randal Hill, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 Michael O'Shea, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts), born in North Bay, Ontario
  • 1970 John Cudia, American actor

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1970 Samantha Power, Irish American author and diplomat (US Ambassador to the UN), born in Dublin, Ireland

Journalist and Diplomat Samantha Power
Journalist and Diplomat
Samantha Power
  • 1971 Alfonso Ribeiro, American actor/pianist (Alfonso-Silver Spoons), born in NYC, New York
  • 1971 John Crawley, English cricketer
  • 1971 Luke Wilson, American actor
  • 1972 Alicia Rickter, playmate (Oct, 1995), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1972 Brooke Bushnell, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Jon Kitna, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Liam Gallagher, English singer (Oasis)
  • 1972 David Silveria, American drummer (KoЯn)
  • 1973 Virginia Ruano-Pascual, tennis star, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1973 Oswaldo Sanchez, Mexican footballer
  • 1973 Vanessa Grigoriadis, American journalist
  • 1974 Taral Hicks, American musician
  • 1974 Andy Todd, English footballer
  • 1975 Doug Davis, American baseball player
  • 1976 Adrian Olivo, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1976 Jana Kandarr, tennis star
  • 1976 Poul Hübertz, Danish footballer
  • 1976 Jonas Bjerre, Danish singer and guitarist (Mew)
  • 1977 Brian Tallet, American baseball player
  • 1978 Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1979 Richard Dunne, Irish footballer
  • 1979 Chris Gayle, Jamaican West Indies cricketer
  • 1979 Julian Gray, English footballer
  • 1979 Jaymee Ong, Chinese-Australian model
  • 1980 Raegan Tomaster, East Patgchogue NY, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1980 Robert Hoffman, American actor
  • 1980 Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress
  • 1980 Nyree Lewis, British Paralympic swimmer
  • 1980 Aleksa Palladino, American actress
  • 1980 Autumn Reeser, American actress
  • 1980 Tomas Scheckter, South African racing driver
  • 1981 Nicole Richie, American socialite