Birthdays in History on September 3

  • 1034 Emperor Go-Sanjō of Japan (d. 1073)
  • 1499 Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henry II of France (d. 1566)
  • 1596 Nicolo Amati, Italy, violin maker (Stradivari & Guarneri)
  • 1600 Dirck Graswinckel, Dutch States-General court clerk
  • 1608 Pieter Stockmans, Flemish chairman of military
  • 1675 Paul Dudley, Attorney-General of Massachusetts (d. 1751)
  • 1693 Charles Radclyffe, British politician (d. 1746)
  • 1703 Johan-Theodoor van Bayern, prince-bishop of Luik/cardinal
  • 1710 Abraham Trembley, Swiss naturalist (d. 1784)
  • 1724 Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and Governor of Quebec (d. 1808)
  • 1757 Charles X, Versailles France, Duke of Prussia
  • 1781 Eugène de Beauharnais, son of Josephine de Beauharnais (d. 1824)
  • 1803 Prudence Crandall, founder (School for "young ladies of colour")
  • 1810 Paul Kane, Canadian painter (d. 1871)
  • 1811 John Humphrey Noyes, Vt, found Oneida Community (Perfectionists)
  • 1820 George Hearst, American businessman and father of William Randolph Hearst (d. 1891)
  • 1825 Armistead Lindsay Long, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • 1825 William Wallace Burns, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • 1835 William Gaston Lewis, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • 1849 Sarah Orne Jewett, Maine, author (Country of the Pointed Firs)
  • 1851 Olga Konstantinovna of Russia, Queen of Greece (d. 1926)

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1856 Louis Sullivan, American architect (father of skyscrapers), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Architect and Father of Skyscrapers Louis Sullivan
Architect and Father of Skyscrapers
Louis Sullivan
  • 1859 AAJ Jean Jaurès, French socialist (L'Humanité, Les Preuves)
  • 1860 Edward Albert Filene, merchant, established US credit union movement
  • 1865 Wilhelm Bousset, German theologist/historian
  • 1875 Ferdinand Porsche, German car inventor (Porsche, Volkswagen)
  • 1891 Bessie Annie Elizabeth Delany, dentist writer
  • 1897 Sally Benson, American writer (d. 1972)
  • 1900 Urho K Kekkonen, premier/president Finland (1956-81)
  • 1903 Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist/church historian

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1905 Carl David Anderson, American physicist (1936 Nobel Prize for physics), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson
  • 1907 Andrew Brewin, Canada, lawyer/cofound New Democratic Party
  • 1907 Loren Eiseley, professor of Anthropology (Animal Secrets)
  • 1908 Lev Semenovich Pontryagin, Russian mathematician (d. 1988)
  • 1914 Dixy Lee Ray, American politician (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Peter Winter, naval commander
  • 1921 Marguerite Higgins, American reporter and war correspondent, Pulitzer prize winner (d. 1966)
  • 1923 Mort Walker, cartoonist (Beetle Bailey, Hi & Lois)
  • 1925 Bengt Lindström, Swedish artist (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Alison Lurie, US, novelist (War Between the Tates)
  • 1926 Joe Kolter, (Rep-D-PA, 1983- )
  • 1926 John R[obert] Jones, US, sci-fi author (White Regiment, Lizard War)
  • 1928 Gaston Thorn, President of the European Commission(d. 2007)

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1929 Whitey Bulger [James Joseph Bulger Jr.], American gangster, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • 1930 Cherry Barbara Grimm, [Lockett], NZ, sci-fi author (Nearest Fire)
  • 1930 Haty Tegelaar-Boonacker, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
  • 1931 Albert DeSalvo, The Boston Strangler (d. 1973)
  • 1936 John W Olver, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
  • 1936 Zine al-Abidine Ben Ami, general/president of Tunisia (1987- )
  • 1938 Caryl Churchill, English playwright
  • 1938 Ryoji Noyori, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1940 Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and writer, born in Montevideo
  • 1941 Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (d. 1990)
  • 1943 Michael D Barnes, (Rep-D-MD, 1979-86)
  • 1943 Mick Farren, UK, sci-fi author (Synaptic Manhunt, Citizen Phaid)
  • 1944 Sherwood C "Woody" Spring, Col USA/astronaut (STS 61B), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1946 Peter Morris, historian of France
  • 1947 Michael Huffington, US oil millionaire (Rep-R-California, 1992-94)
  • 1947 Kjell Magne Bondevik, Norwegian politician
  • 1947 Mario Draghi, Italian banker and President of the European Central Bank, born in Rome
  • 1948 Minouche Janmaat-Abee, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1948 Tara Oedayraj Singh Varma, 1st black woman in Dutch 2nd Chamber
  • 1948 Levy Mwanawasa - Zambian Politician (d. 2008)
  • 1949 Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria (d. 2004)
  • 1953 Khabib Munir, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3 backup)
  • 1953 M H Habib, Syria, cosmonaut
  • 1956 Patrick McGeown, politician
  • 1957 Garth Ancier, American television executive
  • 1964 Adam Curry, Internet entrepreneur
  • 1966 Vladimir Ryzhkov, Russian politician
  • 1970 Jeremy Glick, American United Airlines Flight 93 passenger (d. 2001)
  • 1971 Chabeli Iglesias, daughter of Julio Iglesias, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1978 Paul Moor, English ten-pin bowler
  • 1980 Jennie Finch, American softball player
  • 1993 Rina Koike, Japanese junior idol