Birthdays in History on September 6

  • 1577 Pietro Tacca, Italian sculptor/architect (Aanbidding of the Point)
  • 1656 Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1723)
  • 1697 Willem Gideon Deutz, Amsterdam regent/banker/merchant
  • 1711 Henry Muhlenberg, German-born founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church (d. 1787)
  • 1729 Moses Mendelssohn, German Jewish enlightenment philosopher (Haksalah), born in Dessau, Principality of Anhalt (d. 1786)
  • 1732 Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist (d. 1796)
  • 1757 Marquis de Lafayette, American patriot, French revolutionary
  • 1762 Theodorus F van Capellen, vice-admiral
  • 1766 John Dalton, English physicist, developed atomic theory of matter
  • 1788 F Wilhelm von Schadow, German painter (Modern Vasari)
  • 1795 Frances Wright, English writer and lecturer (d. 1852)
  • 1797 Wililam "Extra Billy" Smith, Confederacy (Confederate Army)
  • 1802 Alcide d'Orbigny, French naturalist (d. 1857)
  • 1805 Horatio Greenough, US, neo-classical sculptor/writer (Form & Function)
  • 1808 Abd al-Qadir, Algerian political and military leader (d. 1883)
  • 1811 James Melville Gilliss, founder (Naval Observatory in Washington)
  • 1811 Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author (Rozeken Pot)
  • 1814 George Cartier, (C) Canadian co-PM (1858-62)
  • 1815 John Richardson Liddell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1816 Francis Stebbins Bartow, Col (Confederate Army), (d. 1861)
  • 1817 Alexander Tilloch Galt, a Canadian founding father
  • 1819 Nicolae Filimon, Romania, writer/critic (Ciocoii Vechi Si Noi)
  • 1819 William Starke Rosecrans, Mjr General (Union volunteers)
  • 1827 John Morrison Oliver, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1829 Marie Zakrzewska, Polish physician (d. 1902)
  • 1838 Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator (d. 1906)
  • 1850 Louis F H "Louis" Apol, painter/etcher/literary
  • 1857 Zelia Nuttall, American archeologist and historian (d. 1933)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1860 Jane Addams, American pacifist, social worker and feminist (Nobel 1931), born in Cedarville, Illinois (d. 1935)

Social Worker and Nobel Laureate Jane Addams
Social Worker and Nobel Laureate
Jane Addams
  • 1863 Rodolfo Lenz, German/Chilian linguist (El Papiamento)
  • 1868 Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1947)
  • 1869 Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann], Austrian author (Bambi, a Life in the Woods), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1947)
  • 1876 John J R Macleod, Scottish/Canadian physiologist (Nobel 1923)
  • 1876 Willem A Bonger, Dutch sociologist/criminologist (Race & Crime)
  • 1880 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch night club performer (French governess)
  • 1885 Franz T Csokor, Austrian author (Writings on the Wall)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1888 Joseph P Kennedy, diplomat, father of JFK, RFK & Teddy, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Patriarch of the Kennedy family Joseph P. Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Joseph P. Kennedy
  • 1892 Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Appleton-layer)
  • 1893 Claire Chennault, American pilot (d. 1958)
  • 1896 Mario Praz, Italian literary critic and scholar (La carne, la morte, e il diavolo)
  • 1899 Billy Rose, theatrical producer (Diamond Horse Show)
  • 1900 Julien Green, US/French writer (Frere Francois)
  • 1900 W.A.C. Bennett, Canadian politician (d. 1979)
  • 1901 John Erik Jonsson, businessman/Mayor of Dallas
  • 1902 Morgan Beatty, news anchor (Du Mont Evening News), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1904 Karlo Arvi Kivimaa, Finnish writer (Groenende Cross)
  • 1906 Alexander Bodon, Hungarian/Dutch architect (RAI building)
  • 1906 John Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher
  • 1907 Elizabeth Morna MacTaggart Ferrars, crime writer
  • 1907 John A Kelly, US marathon runner (Berlin 1936, Boston 1935..1991)
  • 1908 Anthony Wagner, genealogist
  • 1910 Frank Fidler, English artist, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Bentley Bridgewater, British Museum secretary
  • 1915 Franz Josef Strauss, Germany, nazi/minister of defense (1956-62)
  • 1916 Anne Cavendish-Bentinck, English landowner
  • 1917 Philipp von Boeselager, German Wehrmacht officer, failed assassin of Adolf Hitler (d. 2008)
  • 1919 Wilson Greatbatch, American Inventor
  • 1921 Robert Millar, journalist
  • 1921 Carmen Laforet, Spanish author (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Norman Joseph Woodland, inventor (barcode), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Peter II Karadjordjevic, King of Yugoslavia (1934-45)
  • 1924 John Melcher, (Sen-D-MO)
  • 1926 Claus von Amsberg, prince of Netherlands
  • 1928 Robert M. Pirsig, American author (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • 1930 Andre Beullens, Flemish painter
  • 1931 Sander M Levin, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1983- )
  • 1932 Earl of Cawdor, British large landowner
  • 1937 Irina Bayanovna Solovyova, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1937 Jo Anne Worley, Lowell Indiana, comedienne (Laugh-in)
  • 1937 John Bernard, Dutch TV weatherman
  • 1937 Sergio Aragonés, Spanish-born illustrator
  • 1938 Alan Charles Downes, cameraman
  • 1939 Susumu Tonegawa, Japanese molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1939 Dan Cragg, American soldier and author
  • 1941 Monica Mason, England, ballerina
  • 1941 Willibrord Frequin, Dutch TV reporter
  • 1942 Les Burns, local councillor
  • 1943 Richard J. Roberts, English biochemist and molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1944 Gordon DeMarco, American writer and activist, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1944 M N Aubrey Mokoape, S Afr's VP (Azanian People Org)
  • 1946 Bryan D O'Connor, Orange Cal, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 61B, STS 40)
  • 1947 Sylvester, rocker (Do Ya Wanna Funk)
  • 1949 Mhlabunzima Maphumulo, South African Kwazulu politician
  • 1950 Ria Oomen-Ruijten, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1951 Barry Troyna, teacher/educational sociologist
  • 1954 Jon Erikson, US, 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981)
  • 1954 Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and political (R) candidate, born in Austin, Texas
  • 1955 Carl Erwin Walz, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 51, 65, 79), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1956 Bill Ritter, American politician
  • 1957 Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor-General of Canada
  • 1957 José Sócrates, Prime Minister of Portugal
  • 1961 Simon Reeve, Australian journalist
  • 1962 Elizabeth Vargas, American journalist
  • 1962 Chris Christie, US politician (Governor of New Jersey (R) 2010-), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1963 Alice Sebold, American novelist
  • 1963 Geert Wilders, Dutch politician
  • 1963 Bryan Simonaire, American politician
  • 1968 Paul Rea, American television journalist
  • 1968 Christopher Brookmyre, Scottish writer
  • 1969 Ben Finegold, American chess player
  • 1969 Michael Davis, American softball player (Solvents, et al)
  • 1972 China Miéville, English writer
  • 2000 Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth (d. 2000)
  • 2006 Prince Hisahito of Akishino, Japan Imperial Family member