Famous Birthdays on 8th September

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 244

  • 801 Ansgar, German Catholic archbishop (d. 865)
  • 828 Ali al-Hadi, Shia Imam (d. 868)

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1157 Richard I, [Richard the Lion Hearted], King of England (1189-99)

  • 1207 Sancho II, king of Portugal
  • 1271 Charles Martel d'Anjou, son of Charles II of Naples (d. 1295)
  • 1380 Bernardinus of Siena, Italian saint
  • 1474 Ludovico Ariosto, Italy, poet (Orlando Furioso)
  • 1515 Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar (d. 1585)
  • 1588 Marin Mersenne, France, mathematician/musician/philosopher (Cartesian)
  • 1591 Jacqueline M A de Sainte Madeleine Arnauld, French abbess
  • 1611 Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (d. 1671)
  • 1621 Louis II Condé, [Great Condé], duke of Bourbon (Rocroy)
  • 1633 Ferdinand IV of Germany (d. 1654)
  • 1672 Nicolas de Grigny, composer
  • 1718 Francois-Thomas the Baculard d'Arnaud, sentimental writer
  • 1736 Bernardo Ottani, composer
  • 1749 Gabrielle de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac, French aristocrat (d. 1793)
  • 1749 Marie-Louise, Princesse de Lamballe, French aristocrat (d. 1792)
  • 1756 Anton Teyber, composer
  • 1767 Karl August von Lichtenstein, composer
  • 1774 Anna K Emmerick/Emmerich, German poet
  • 1778 Clemens Brentano, German poet (d. 1842)
  • 1779 Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, composer
  • 1779 Mustafa IV, sultan of Turkey (1807-08)
  • 1783 Nicolai Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (d. 1872)
  • 1792 Joseph Netherclift, composer
  • 1804 Eduard Mörike, German poet (d. 1875)
  • 1814 Charles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (d. 1874)
  • 1815 Alexander Ramsey, Gov (Union), (d. 1903)
  • 1821 Henry Baxter, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1873)
  • 1824 Jaime Nuno, composer
  • 1826 Disma Fumagalli, composer
  • 1827 Emil Naumann, composer
  • 1828 Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1829 George Crook, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1890)
  • 1829 Seth Maxwell Barton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1900)

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1830 Frederic Mistral, Maillane, France, Provencal poet (Nobel 1904), (d. 1914)

Provencal Poet Frederic Mistral
Provencal Poet
Frederic Mistral
  • 1831 Wilhelm Raabe, [Jakob Corvinus], German author (Der Hungerpastor)
  • 1841 Antonín Dvořák, Nelahozeves Czech, composer (New World Symphony). Dies 1904

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1841 Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin of US President James A. Garfield (d. 1882)

  • 1852 Emperor Gwangmu of Korea (d. 1919)
  • 1854 Willem M van Rossum, Dutch cardinal/prefect of Propaganda File
  • 1857 Georg Michaelis, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1857 Ida Henrietta Hyde, Davenport Iowa, American physiologist who invented the micro-electrode. She was the first woman allowed to do research at Harvard Medical School and to be elected to the American Physiology Society.
  • 1863 Gustavo Emilio Campa, composer
  • 1865 Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (Amore & Amore, Top)
  • 1870 Hermann Hans Wetzler, composer
  • 1873 David O McKay, Huntsville, Utah, 9th pres of Mormon church
  • 1873 Max Reinhardt, Austria, theatrical director (Oedipus Rex)
  • 1873 Alfred Jarry, French absurdist playwright (d. 1907)
  • 1880 Roelof Kranenburg, Dutch social democratic chairman (1st Chamber)
  • 1881 Harry Hillman, American athlete (d. 1945)
  • 1884 Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver (d. 1921)
  • 1886 Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack)
  • 1887 Prince George of Yugoslavia (d. 1972)
  • 1888 Louis Zimmer, Flemish clock maker (Jubelklok/Wonder Clock)
  • 1889 Robert A Taft, (Sen-R-Ohio, Taft-Hartley Act)
  • 1894 Willem FJ Pijper, Dutch composer/critic
  • 1895 Sara García, Mexican actress (d. 1980)
  • 1896 Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist (d. 1983)

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1897 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1933)

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers
  • 1898 Queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), born in NYC, New York
  • 1900 Claude D Pepper, (Rep-D-FL, 1963- ), old people's advocate
  • 1901 Hendrik F Verwoerd, premier South Africa (1958-66) (assassinated)
  • 1902 Anthonie Donker, [Prof N Donkersloot], Dutch literary
  • 1904 Carlos Sanchez Malaga, composer
  • 1905 Henry Wilcoxon, actor (Cleopatra, Jericho, 10 Commandments)
  • 1906 Andrei P Kirilenko, Russian member of Central Committee of CP
  • 1907 Buck O'Neil, Old Negro League Baseball player
  • 1907 Gavin Muir, actor (Hollister-Betty Hutton Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1907 Leon Askin, actor (Pierre-Charlie Farrell Show), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1907 Sid Tomack, actor (Life of Riley)
  • 1908 Geoffrey Hodges, bomb disposal expert
  • 1910 Gella Allaert, Flemish actress (La Round)
  • 1910 Jean-Louis Barrault, Vesinet France, actor (Les Enfants du Paradis)
  • 1912 Alexander Mackendrick, director (Man in the White Suit, Mandy), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1912 Leo Cherne, economist/commentator (All Star News), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Dimitrios I, patriarch (primus interparis orthodox Christians)
  • 1914 Hillary Brooke, Abbott & Costello's neighbor (Hillary)
  • 1915 Frank Cady, actor (Mr Drucker-Green Acres), (d. 2012)
  • 1915 Frank Pullen, English business person and racehorse owner (d. 1992)
  • 1918 Derek Barton, British chemist (Nobel 1969)
  • 1918 John F Seiberling, (Rep-D-OH, 1971-86)
  • 1919 David Johan Kvandal, composer
  • 1919 Richard Pool, naval Officer
  • 1919 Gianni Brera, (Giovanni Luigi Brera), Italian journalist and writer (d. 1992)
  • 1921 Hans Ulrich Engelmann, German composer (Ophelia)
  • 1921 Harry Secombe, Swansea Wales, actor, singer and goon (Down Among the "Z" Men)
  • 1922 Lyndon LaRouche, American presidental candidate (1980)
  • 1922 Sid Caesar, Yonkers NY, comedian (Your Show of Shows)
  • 1923 Alan Weeks, sports commentator
  • 1923 Francois Chaumette, actor (They Never Slept, Christine)
  • 1924 Wendell H Ford, (Sen-D-Kentucky, 1974- )
  • 1924 Mimi Parent, Canadian painter (d. 2005)
  • 1924 Marie-Claire Kirkland, Quebec politician
  • 1925 Alexander Nikolayevich Kholminov, composer
  • 1925 Denise Darcel, Paris France, actress (Dangerous When Wet)
  • 1925 Heinz Lau, composer
  • 1925 Magnus Blondal Johansson, composer

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1925 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Bobo, Pink Panther), (d. 1980), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1980)

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • 1927 Harlan Howard, American country music songwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1929 Severn Darden, actor (Popesco-Mary Hartman)
  • 1929 Christoph von Dohnanyi, German conductor
  • 1929 Roger Byrne, English footballer (d. 1958
  • 1930 Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, media tycoon
  • 1930 Jeanette Altwegg, England, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1930 Mario Adorf, Zurich Switzerland, actor (Bachelor, Abyssinia)
  • 1930 Nguyen Cao Ky, Premier of South Vietnam
  • 1930 Robert W. Firestone, Author, Artist, Clinical Psychologist
  • 1931 John Garrett, British politician (d. 2007)

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1932 Patsy Cline, Winchester Va, country singer (Crazy)

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • 1933 Eric Salzman, composer
  • 1933 Asha Bhonsle, Indian singer
  • 1933 Paul M. Fleiss, American pediatrician; father of Heidi Fleiss
  • 1933 Michael Frayn, British playwright
  • 1934 Peter Maxwell Davies, Manchester England, composer (Prolation, Taverner)
  • 1934 Rodrigue Biron, Canadian politician
  • 1935 James Clay, saxophonist
  • 1937 Virna Lisi, Italy, actress (Assault on a Queen, Bluebeard)
  • 1938 Sam Nunn, American politician (Sen-D-Georgia, 1972 - 1997)
  • 1938 Kenichi Horie, Japanese adventurer
  • 1939 Carsten Keller, German field hockey player
  • 1939 Guitar Shorty, American musician
  • 1940 Willie Tyler, Red Level Ala, ventriloquist (Lester)
  • 1940 Quentin L. Cook, LDS apostle
  • 1941 Alan Feinstein, actor (Max-Berrengers, Family Tree), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941 Dante Drowty, rocker
  • 1941 Bernie Sanders, American politician and Senator (Independent - Vt), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942 Brian Cole, Tacoma Wash, rock vocalist/bassist (Association)
  • 1942 Nancy Ann Dibble, Netherlands, sci-fi author (Summerfair)
  • 1942 Sal Valentino, rocker
  • 1943 Adelaide C. Eckardt, American politician
  • 1945 Kelly Groucutt, rocker
  • 1945 Rogie Vachon, Quebec, NHL goalie (Canadiens, Kings, Vezina-1968)
  • 1945 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, California, rocker (Grateful Dead)
  • 1946 Dean Daughtry, rock keyboardist (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • 1946 L.C. Greenwood, American football player, (d. 2013)
  • 1947 Amos Biwott, Uasin Gishee Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Oly-gold-1968)
  • 1947 Ann Beattie, short story writer (NYer Magazine), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1947 Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist
  • 1948 Great Kabuki, [Akihisa Yone Yoshi Mera], wrestler (NWA/NJPW/WAR/SWS)
  • 1948 Kathy Hite-James, LPGA golfer
  • 1948 Lynn/Marilyn [Lorraine] Abbey, US, sci-fi author (Black Flame)
  • 1950 Daniel Victor Starr, composer
  • 1950 Will Lee, bassist (Late Show with David Letterman)
  • 1950 Mike Simpson, American politician
  • 1951 Mark McCumber, golfer
  • 1951 Randy T Odle, Port Arthur Texas, astronaut
  • 1951 Timothy Gullikson, Wisc, tennis player/coach (Pete Sampras)
  • 1951 Tom Gullikson, Wisc, tennis player (US mixed Doubles 1984)
  • 1951 Nikos Karvelas, Greek composer
  • 1954 Clayton Norcross, actor (Bold & Beautiful, Colbys, Santa Barbara)
  • 1954 Mark Foley, American politician
  • 1956 Maurice Cheeks, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Phila '76ers)
  • 1956 Frank Tovey, British musician (d. 2002)
  • 1956 David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • 1957 Heather Thomas, Greenwich Ct, actress (Jody-Fall Guy, Coed Fever)
  • 1957 Melissa Whitmire, LPGA golfer
  • 1958 David Lewis, guitarist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1958 Michael Lardie, American musician
  • 1958 Mitsuru Miyamoto, Japanese voice actor
  • 1959 Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor
  • 1960 Stefano Casiraghi, husband of princess Caroline of Monaco
  • 1960 Aimee Mann, American musician
  • 1961 Franny Michel, American actress (Patricia-Apple's Way), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961 Paul Zanetti, Australian political cartoonist
  • 1962 René Klijn, [Dorian], singer (Mr Blue)
  • 1962 Sergio Casal, Spanish tennis player
  • 1962 Christopher Klim, American novelist
  • 1962 Thomas Kretschmann, German actor
  • 1963 Gerald Williams, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1963 Li Ning, Chinese gymnast
  • 1963 Brad Silberling, American television and film director
  • 1963 Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japanese comedian
  • 1964 Steffan Peters, equestrian dressage (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1964 Michael Johns, American business executive
  • 1964 Scott Levy, American professional wrestler
  • 1964 Joachim Nielsen, Norwegian musician (d. 2000)
  • 1965 Barbra Fontana Harris, Manhattan Beach CA, volleyballer (Oly-4th-96)
  • 1966 Mike Dyer, Upland California, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1966 Raymond Atteveld, Belgian soccer player (Waregem, Roda JC)
  • 1966 Carola, Swedish singer
  • 1966 Peter Furler, musician (Newsboys)
  • 1967 Brett Winslow, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-96), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1967 Kimberly Peirce, American film director
  • 1969 Oswaldo Ibarra, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1969 Lars Bohinen, Norwegian footballer
  • 1969 Gary Speed, Welsh footballer
  • 1970 Clarence Weatherspoon, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)
  • 1970 Tomur Barnes, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers)
  • 1970 Neko Case, American musician
  • 1971 Cristy Thom, LA Ca, playmate (Feb, 1991)
  • 1971 David Merritt, NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 Greg Minor, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • 1971 Henry Thomas, actor (ET), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1971 Jan Pardavy, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
  • 1971 David Arquette, Winchester Virginia, American actor, director and producer (Scream, Kiss & Tell)
  • 1971 Brooke Burke, American model
  • 1971 Martin Freeman, English actor (The Hobbit, Sherlock), born in Aldershot, Hapshire
  • 1972 Markus Babbel, German footballer