Birthdays in History on September 11

  • 1182 Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun (d. 1204)
  • 1458 Bernardo Accolti, [Unico Aretino], Italian writer (Virginia)
  • 1476 Louise of Savoye, French mother/regentes of king Francois I
  • 1522 Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist/medical
  • 1523 Pierre de Ronsard, French poet, born in Couture-sur-Loir, Vendômois (d. 1585)
  • 1525 Johan Georg, elector of Brandenburg (1571-91)
  • 1584 Thomas Erpenius, [van Erpe], Dutch orientalist/arabist (grammar)
  • 1611 Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, Marshal of France (d. 1675)
  • 1681 Johann Gottlieb Heineccius, German jurist (d. 1741)
  • 1700 James Thomson, Scottish poet (Rule Britannia), born in Ednam, Scotland (d. 1748)
  • 1723 Johann Bernhard Basedow, German educational reformer (d. 1790)
  • 1741 Johann J Angel, German author (Herr Lorenz Stark)
  • 1798 Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/mathematician/physicist
  • 1800 Daniel S. Dickinson, New York senator (d. 1866)
  • 1804 Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [NS]
  • 1806 Joshua Blackwood Howell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • 1813 Conrad Feger Jackson, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1816 Carl Zeiss, German lens maker (d. 1888)
  • 1835 William Wirt Allen, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
  • 1836 Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (d. 1870)
  • 1838 John Ireland, Irish/US archbishop of St Paul
  • 1859 Vjenceslav Novak, Croatian writer (d. 1905)
  • 1860 Marianne V von Werefkin, Russian/German/Swiss painter [NS]
  • 1860 James Allan, former All Black (d. 1934)
  • 1861 Juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio)
  • 1862 O Henry, [William Sydney Porter], American short story writer (d. 1910)
  • 1862 Julian Byng, British army officer (d. 1935)
  • 1865 Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (d. 1929)
  • 1877 Felix Dzerzhinsky [Iron Felix, Bloody Felix], Ivyanets, Lithuania, Soviet statesman, established and developed Soviet secret police (Cheka, forerunner to the KGB)
  • 1877 James Hopwood Jeans, English physicist, mathematician and astronomer (The Mysterious Universe), born in Southport, Lancashire (d. 1946)
  • 1883 Grogorij J Zinovjev, [Gerson Radomyslski], Russian

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1885 D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire (d. 1930)

  • 1885 Eratstus Flaval Beadle, publisher (Beadle's Dime Novels)
  • 1891 William Thomas Walsh, American author (d. 1949)
  • 1892 Pinto Colvig, OR, animation voice (Goofy, Pluto)
  • 1900 D. W. Brooks, American farmer and businessman (d. 1999)
  • 1903 Theodor Adorno, German philosopher/sociologist
  • 1906 Roye England, modeller/museum curator
  • 1908 Everhardus J van Romondt, physician/Dutch Antillean minister of Eco
  • 1909 William H Natcher, (Rep-D-Kentucky, 1953- )
  • 1913 Paul "Bear" Bryant, US football coach (Alabama Crimson Tide)

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1917 Ferdinand Marcos, President of the Philippines (1965-86), born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines (d. 1989)

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • 1917 Jessica Lucy Mitford, author (American Way of Death)
  • 1918 Donald Blakeslee, American aviator (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Charles Evers, civil rights leader (Amazing Grace)
  • 1924 Daniel Kahikina Akaka, (Rep-D-HI, 1977- /Sen-D Hawaii)
  • 1924 Rudolf Vrba, Jewish Canadian professor, Holocaust survivor (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Gerrit van Niekerk Viljoen, South African minister of Legislation
  • 1927 David Schine, businessman
  • 1928 Reubin Askew, (Gov-Fla)
  • 1929 David S Broder, Chicago Hgts Ill, journalist (Pulitzer 1973)
  • 1931 Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian
  • 1932 Herbert "Sonny" Leon Callahan, (Rep-R-Alabama, 1985- )
  • 1932 Robert W "Bob" Packwood, (Sen-R-OR, 1969- )
  • 1933 William Luther Pierce, American author and activist (d. 2002)
  • 1935 Gherman Stepanovich Titov, USSR, cosmonaut (Vostok II)
  • 1937 Paola Ruffo di Calabria, Italian princess/queen of Belgium (1993- )
  • 1937 Robert L Crippen, Beaumont Tx, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 1, 7, 41C, 41G)
  • 1939 Charles Geschke, American inventor and businessman
  • 1940 Theodore Olson, U.S. Solicitor General
  • 1940 Robert Palmer, last CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation
  • 1942 Gerome Ragni American Playwright
  • 1943 Raymond Villeneuve, Canadian terrorist
  • 1944 Freddy Thielemans, mayor of Brussels
  • 1950 Barry Sheene, British auto maker
  • 1951 Richard D. Gill, British-Dutch mathematician
  • 1953 Jani Allan, South African journalist and media personality
  • 1957 Brad Bird, American director and animator
  • 1961 Philip Ardagh, British writer
  • 1962 Filip Dewinter Belgian politician
  • 1965 John Schofield, journalist
  • 1965 Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria
  • 1966 Princess Akishino, Japanese Imperial Family
  • 1967 Kendra Lee Ruwe, Madison Idaho, Miss Idaho-America (1991)
  • 1967 Maria Bartiromo, financial broadcast journalist
  • 1968 Paul Mayeda Berges, American film writer and director
  • 1970 Chris Garver, tattoo artist
  • 1971 Markos Moulitsas, American blogger and author
  • 1975 Juliette Spier, Miss North Dakota USA (1996)
  • 1975 Tiffany Parks, Miss Arkansas USA (1996)
  • 1977 Matthew Stevens, Welsh snooker player
  • 1979 Nathan Gale, American murderer (d. 2004)
  • 1981 Dylan Klebold, Columbine High School Massacre co-perpetrator (d. 1999)