Birthdays in History on September 18

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53 Trajan, XIII Roman Emperor (98 - 117 AD) famous for Trajan's Forum, born in Italica, Ancient Hispania (d. 117)

Roman Emperor Trajan
Roman Emperor
Trajan
  • 1344 Marie Valois, Princess of France (d. 1404)
  • 1434 Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1467)
  • 1574 Claudio Achillini, Italian lawyer/poet
  • 1676 Eberhard Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1733)
  • 1709 Samuel Johnson, English scholar and lexicographer (A Dictionary of the English Language), born in Lichfield Staffordshire (d. 1784)
  • 1713 Jean Allamand, French theologist/natural philosopher
  • 1733 George Read, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 1750 Tomas de Iriarte, Spanish writer (Fabulas Literarias)
  • 1752 Adrien-Marie Lagendre, mathematician, worked on elliptic integrals
  • 1779 Joseph Story, Mass, 19th Supreme Court justice (1812-45)
  • 1786 Justinus AC Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer
  • 1787 Johann D Passavant, German historian/painter/graphic artist
  • 1805 Robert Cowdin, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1874)
  • 1812 Herschel Vespasian Johnson, American politician (d. 1880)
  • 1815 Henry Constantine Wayne, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1818 Marcellus Augustus Stovall, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1837 Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, (Portuguese) Archbishop of Goa (d. 1880)
  • 1838 Anton Mauve, painter/graphic artist/cousin of Vincent Van Gogh
  • 1859 John L. Bates, 41st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)
  • 1859 Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher (d. 1940)
  • 1863 Hermann Kutter, Swiss Christ-social theologist
  • 1870 Clark Wissler, anthropologist (American Indian)
  • 1874 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Vises Sten)
  • 1875 Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (d. 1945)
  • 1876 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Pesme)
  • 1876 James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1953)
  • 1889 Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (d. 1970)
  • 1893 William March, [Campbell], US, writer (Company K)

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1895 John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (Conservative: 1957-63), born in Neustadt, Ontario (d. 1979)

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker
  • 1895 Tomoji Tanabe, the oldest man in the world as of June 2007
  • 1897 John Mens, writer (People Without Money)
  • 1905 Agnes De Mille, American choreographer (Oklahoma), born in NYC, New York
  • 1906 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli) [OS=Sept 5]
  • 1907 Edwin M McMillan, US, physicist/discoverer plutonium (Nobel prize)
  • 1908 Viktor A Ambartsoemjan, Russian astronomer (Stalin Prize 1946, 50)
  • 1910 Henri A Cornelis, gov-general Belgian Congo/Rwanda-Urundi
  • 1912 Kurt Lotz, German business executive, second postwar CEO of Volkswagen (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Hetta [Hester Henrietta] Empson, artist, born in Orange Free State, South Africa (d. 1996)
  • 1915 Ronald Ogden, engineer
  • 1916 John J Rhodes, (Rep-R-Az)
  • 1916 Frank Bell, British educator (d. 1989)
  • 1917 Gerrit Borgers, literature
  • 1918 John Berger, politician
  • 1923 J T Mellema, Boer politician (CHU)
  • 1923 Peter Smithson, English architect (d. 2003)
  • 1923 Queen Anne of Romania [Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma], born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Gerlando Alberti, Sicilian Mafioso (Ciaculli massacre, 1963, 'Mafia! What is that? A kind of cheese'), born in Palermo, Sicily (d. 2012)
  • 1929 June Rosemary Fisher, teacher/trade unionist
  • 1932 Nikolai N Rukavishnikov, Siberia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 10, 16, 33)
  • 1932 Valery Viktorovich Ryumin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32/34, 35/37)
  • 1933 Robert Blake, Nutley NJ, (Baretta, Little Rascals, Coast to Coast)
  • 1933 Robert F Bennett, (Sen-R Utah)
  • 1933 Valentina Ponomaryova, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok 6 backup), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1939 Bob Whittaker, (Rep-R-KS, 1979- )
  • 1939 Jorge Sampaio, President of Portugal
  • 1941 Clive Burton, neuropathologist
  • 1942 Koos van den Berg, Dutch MP (SGP)
  • 1944 Charles Lacy Veach, astronaut (STS 39, STS 52), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949 Jim McCrery, (Rep-R-Louisiana)
  • 1949 Mo Mowlam, British politician (d. 2005)
  • 1950 Helene Weijel, author (In the Street Without a Coat)
  • 1951 [Benjamin] Ben Carson, American neurosurgeon and political candidate (R), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953 Betsy Boze née: Vogel, American academic
  • 1954 Murtaza Bhutto, politician
  • 1954 Takao Doi, astronaut (STS 87), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1956 Chris Hedges, American journalist and author
  • 1958 Don Geronimo, American radio personality
  • 1960 Karim Rashid, Egyptian/English industrial designer
  • 1963 Rob Brettle, British historian
  • 1964 Marco Masini, Italian entertainer
  • 1970 Michela Rocco, Udine Italy, Miss Italy (1987)
  • 1970 Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (d. 1993)
  • 1973 Mark Shuttleworth, South African entrepreneur
  • 1975 "Habacuc" Guillermo Vargas, Costa Rican artist
  • 1977 Kieran West, British oarsman
  • 1988 Annette Obrestad, Norwegian poker player