Birthdays in History in September 1939

  • Sep 6 Susumu Tonegawa, Japanese molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Sep 6 Dan Cragg, American soldier and author
  • Sep 7 Stanley David Griggs, astronaut (STS 51-D), STS 33), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Sep 9 Howard P McKeon, (Rep-R-California)
  • Sep 10 Topham Brinton, English carpet magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Sep 11 Charles Geschke, American inventor and businessman
  • Sep 12 Henry A Waxman, (Rep-D-California, 1975-86)
  • Sep 13 Larry Speakes, presidential press secretary
  • Sep 14 Piet R Stoffelen, Dutch ambassador/MP (PvdA)
  • Sep 15 Breyten Breytenbach, South African poet/painter
  • Sep 15 Jim Kimsey, co-founder of AOL, born in Washington D.C. (d. 2016)
  • Sep 17 David H Souter, Weir NH, 107th Supreme Court Justice (1990- )
  • Sep 18 Bob Whittaker, (Rep-R-KS, 1979- )
  • Sep 18 Jorge Sampaio, President of Portugal
  • Sep 20 Robert L. Gerry III, American businessman
  • Sep 22 Junko Tabei, Japanese mountain-climber, 1st woman to climb Mount Everest, born in Miharu (d. 2016)
  • Sep 22 Mike Sullivan, (Gov-Wyoming)
  • Sep 22 Timothy E Wirth, (Rep-D-CO, 1975- )
  • Sep 22 Gilbert E. Patterson, American minister and presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ (d. 2007)
  • Sep 25 David Mann, (Rep-D-Ohio)
  • Sep 25 Leon Britain, British politician, vice president (Commission of European Communities)
  • Sep 26 Judith P Appelbaum, magazine & newspaper editor, educator
  • Sep 27 Jim Ross Lightfoot, (Rep-R-Iowa, 1985- )
  • Sep 27 Nicholas Haslam, English interior designer, born in Amersham
  • Sep 27 Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer
  • Sep 28 Stuart Kauffman, American biologist
  • Sep 29 Eberhard Koellner, German DR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 31 backup)
  • Sep 30 Piet M Blauw, Dutch MP (VVD)