Birthdays in History on September 28

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551 BC Confucius, Chinese philosopher and founder of Confucianism, born in Zou, Lu state, China (d. ~479 BC)

Philosopher Confucius
Philosopher
Confucius

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58 BC Livia Drusilla [Julia Augusta], wife of the Roman Emperor Augustus, mother of Emperor Tiberius (d. 29)

Roman Empress Livia
Roman Empress
Livia
  • 1330 Nicolas Flamel, French alchemist (d. 1417?)
  • 1493 Agnolo Firenzuola, [Giovannini], Italian monk (Golden Donkey)
  • 1565 Alessandro Tassoni, Modena Italy, political writer (Rape of Bucket)
  • 1596 Vredius, [Olivier de Wree], Flemish historian/poet/mayor
  • 1605 Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer (d. 1694)
  • 1612 Michel Anguier, French sculptor
  • 1667 Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
  • 1698 Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, France, mathematician/astronomer
  • 1705 Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, England, corrupt politician (Chiswick)
  • 1735 August Henry Fitzroy, 3rd duke of Grafton/English premier
  • 1746 Sir William Jones, British Orientalist/jurist (d. 1794), born in London, England
  • 1761 Budan de Boislaurent, mathematician
  • 1780 Elie Decazes, France, Bourbon Restoration political figure
  • 1785 David Walker, abolitionist (Appeal to Colored Citizens), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1789 Richard Bright, England, physician (Bright's Disease/nephritis)
  • 1793 Denis-Auguste Affre, Franc, archbishop of Paris (1840-48) and opponent of King Louis-Philippe
  • 1803 Prosper Mérimée, French author (d. 1870)
  • 1807 Arnold Henry Guyot, Switzerland, US geologist/geographer/meteorologist
  • 1811 Friedrich Hecker, Baden, German revolutionary republican politician
  • 1819 Jacob G de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch vicar/theologist
  • 1820 Freidrich Engels, German social philosopher
  • 1821 Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (d. 1874)
  • 1823 Alexandre Cabanel, French painter (d. 1889)
  • 1824 Alfred Gilpin Jones, Weymouth NS, lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06)
  • 1824 Francis Turner Palgrave, England, poet (Golden Treasury)/prof (Oxford)
  • 1828 Friedrich A Lange, Prussia, philosopher/socialist (Neo-Kantianism)
  • 1833 James Deering Fessenden, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1836 Thomas Crapper, English plumber and inventor (ballcock), born in Thorne, Yorkshire (d. 1910)
  • 1839 Frances E C Willard, NY, founder (Woman's Christian Temperance Union)
  • 1840 Alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton, Lt-Col (Confederate Army)
  • 1840 Rudolf Baumbach, Thuringia [Germany], writer of student drinking songs
  • 1841 Georges Clemenceau, France, PM (1906-09, 17-20, defended Dreyfuss)
  • 1844 Robert Stout, NZ Prime Minister (1884-87), born in Shetland Islands Scotland
  • 1849 Dudley Allen Sargent, US physician and educator (Harvard U gymnasium)
  • 1851 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Judah)
  • 1852 John [Denton Pinkstone] French, Earl of Ypres/British field marshall

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1852 Henri Moissan [Ferdinand-Frederic-], chemist (Nobel 1906), born in Paris, France (d. 1907)

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Henri Moissan
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Moissan
  • 1854 Adam Sedgwick, Norwich England, English zoologist (Peripatus)
  • 1855 Thomas F Tout, historian (Manchester school of historiography), born in London, England
  • 1856 Edward Herbert Thompson, Mass, archaeologist (Mayan civilization)
  • 1856 Kate Douglas Wiggins, author (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)
  • 1860 Paul Ulrich Villard, Lyon, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays
  • 1861 Amélie of Orléans, queen of Portugal (d. 1951)
  • 1863 Charles, Lisbon Portugal, king (1889-1908)
  • 1864 Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch)
  • 1867 Hiranuma Kiichirō, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1952)
  • 1871 Pietro Badoglio, Grazzano Monferrato, Italy, General/Libyan Governor (1928-33) and Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44)
  • 1872 Tom Terriss, director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), born in London, England
  • 1873 Julian Lowell Coolidge, Mass, mathematician (Study-Segre school)
  • 1873 Waclaw Rawicz, [Berent], biologist/writer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1880 Ralph Edward Flanders, Barnet VT, (Sen-VT)
  • 1882 Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, Barcelona Spain, essayist/philosopher
  • 1888 Herman McNeile, soldier, novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), born in Cornwall, England
  • 1889 Carlos I King of Portugal, Lisbon (1889-1908)
  • 1892 Edmond Thieffry, Belgian WW I pilot/air pioneer
  • 1893 Marie V Felix, prince of Luxemburg/Bourbon-Parma
  • 1895 Charles Petrie, historian, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1895 Wallace K Harrison, Worcester Mass, US architect (UN, Lincoln Center)
  • 1897 Muchtar Auesow, writer
  • 1898 Carl Clauberg, Nazi concentration camp doctor (d. 1957)
  • 1901 Friedrichs, mathematician
  • 1901 Ed Sullivan, TV variety show host/gossip columnist (Ed Sullivan Show), born in New York City
  • 1904 Hendrik J Hofstra, Dutch minister of Finance (PvdA)
  • 1907 John Prickett, teacher/ecumenist
  • 1907 Bhagat Singh, Indian activist (d. 1931)
  • 1909 Al Capp, [Alfred Gerald Caplin], cartoonist (Li'l Abner), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1909 Stephen Spender, poet [or Feb 28]
  • 1910 Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines (1961-65)
  • 1913 Edith Mary Ellis Peters Pargeter, author
  • 1913 Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss artist and illustrator
  • 1914 Harold Taylor, Canada, educator (Art & the Future)
  • 1914 Lord Abinger [James Richard Scarlett], Datchet, Berkshire, English Conservative peer, campaigned for reform of the ancient law on treasure trove
  • 1916 Lord Cockfield, Horsham, United Kingdom, British politician (European Commissioner)
  • 1919 Lenn Hjortzberg, Karlskrona Sweden, director (Persona, Devil's Eye)
  • 1922 Phyllis Friend, chief nursing officer (DHSS)
  • 1923 Duke of Buccleuch, British large landowner/art collector
  • 1923 Fred Robbins, Balt Md, DJ (Coke Time with Eddie Fisher, Robbins Nest)
  • 1924 Antonio Jacinto, Portuguese West Africa, Angolan poet
  • 1925 Seymour Cray, inventor (Cray I computer)
  • 1927 Thomas J J Altizer, Mass, US Radical theologian (God is Dead)
  • 1929 Nigel Althaus, British government broker
  • 1929 Nikolay Ryzhkov, Premier of USSR (1985-1991)
  • 1930 Robin Buchanan, CEO (NHS Supplies Auth, Wessex Regional Health Auth)
  • 1932 Michael G[reatrex] Coney, Canada, sci-fi author (Cat Karina)
  • 1933 Madeleine M Kunin, Switzerland (Gov-D-Vt), 1st Jewish gov of Vermont
  • 1933 Miguel Berrocal, Sculptor (d. 2006)
  • 1934 Brigitte Bardot, sex kitten (And God Created Women), born in Paris, France
  • 1936 Sherwood L Boehlert, (Rep-R-NY, 1983- )
  • 1937 Colin Berry, professor (morbid anatomist)
  • 1939 Stuart Kauffman, American biologist
  • 1940 Alekander Sergeyevich Ivanchenkov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 29/31, T-6)
  • 1940 Aleksandr Y Kalery, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1940 George Greenstein, author (Secret of a Jewish Baker)
  • 1941 Edmund Stoiber, German politician
  • 1943 Mike Kreidler, (Rep-D-Washington)
  • 1943 Warren Lieberfarb, American media executive
  • 1947 Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer
  • 1947 Jon Snow, British TV journalist (Channel 4)
  • 1947 Bob Carr, Australian politician
  • 1947 Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshi politician
  • 1951 Wei Chen, Canadian journalist
  • 1955 Stéphane Dion, Canadian politician
  • 1958 Lory Del Santo, Verona Italy, Miss Italy (1980)
  • 1959 Billy Montana, Country/Western performer (No Yesterday, Angelia)
  • 1961 Anne White, Charleston WV, tennis (Wore spandex in '85 Wimbledon)
  • 1961 Quentin Kawananakoa, pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • 1962 S C Grant, British Lt-General
  • 1965 Joel Rane, author (Step on Up)
  • 1966 Erno Das, lighting tech/gaffer (Spiegels, Lovely Liza)
  • 1969 Mark Everett, American fugitive
  • 1969 Ben Greenman, American author
  • 1972 Dita Von Teese, American burlesque artist
  • 1976 Fedor Emelianenko, Russian mixed martial artist
  • 1996 Celeste & Johnny Edison, Assyria & Pele's twins, boy & girl