Today's Famous Birthdays

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  • 1469 Ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496)
  • 1540 King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)
  • 1596 Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)
  • 1627 Thomas Bullis, English composer (baptized) (d. 1708)
  • 1676 Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]
  • 1687 Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)
  • 1694 Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755)
  • 1726 Karl Kohaut, Austrian composer and lutenist, born in Vienna (d. 1784)
  • 1728 Johann Heinrich Lambert, German scientist (d. 1777)
  • 1736 Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French chemist (d. 1790)
  • 1740 Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning)
  • 1743 Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, father of modern chemistry (Oxygen), born in Paris, France
  • 1745 Francois Guichard, composer
  • 1749 Johann Ernst Rembt, composer
  • 1775 William Joseph Behr, German writer (d. 1851)
  • 1788 Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist
  • 1789 Abbas Mirza, Prince of Persia (d. 1833)
  • 1792 Manuel Oribe, Uruguayan political figure (d. 1857)
  • 1811 Danville Leadbetter, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1866)
  • 1813 Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle of Guilder Tracks)
  • 1819 Albert "Bertie" von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, husband of queen Victoria
  • 1820 James Harlan, (Rep-Iowa)/US Secretary of Interior (1865-66)
  • 1823 Wilhelm Troszel, composer
  • 1825 Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian
  • 1826 Princess Alexandra of Bavaria (d. 1875)
  • 1828 Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, composer
  • 1833 Charles Jackson Paine, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1835 Theodore Washington Brevard, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1842 Heinrich I Quincke, German internist (Lumbaalpunctie)
  • 1843 George August Lumbye, composer

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1845 Mary Ann Nichols, English victim of Jack the Ripper, born in London (d. 1888)

First Victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Ann Nichols
First Victim of Jack the Ripper
Mary Ann Nichols
  • 1850 Charles Richet, French physiologist (anaphylaxis-Nobel 1913)
  • 1854 Arnold Fothergill, England cricketer (d. 1932)
  • 1862 Herbert Booth, American son of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1926)
  • 1870 Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [NS=Sept 7]
  • 1873 Lee De Forest, Council Bluffs, inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube)
  • 1874 Zona Gale, American novelist (d. 1938)
  • 1875 John Buchan, Scotland, Gov-Gen of Canada/writer (Battle of Somme)
  • 1880 Guillaume Apollinaire, France, poet/movie critic (Alcoola)
  • 1882 James Franck, German naturalist (Nobel 1925)
  • 1882 Johannes Lindeboom, vicar/church historian (Neth Archives)
  • 1884 Earl Biggers, author ("Charlie Chan" detective series)
  • 1885 Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)
  • 1887 Luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer
  • 1890 Tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)
  • 1891 Emmy van Lokhorst, Dutch author
  • 1891 Ferdinand Bruckner, [Theodor Tagger], Austrian playwright (Races)
  • 1894 Sparky Adams, Baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1896 Richard Hammond, composer
  • 1896 Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1990)
  • 1897 Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (d. 1990)
  • 1898 Peggy Guggenheim, art patron & collector
  • 1899 Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter
  • 1900 Hellmuth Walter, German engineer and inventor (d. 1980)
  • 1901 Gen Maxwell D Taylor, former US Army chief of staff
  • 1901 Jan de Quay, Dutch minister of war/premier (KVP, 1959-63)
  • 1901 Tullio Campagnolo, Italy, bicycle manufacturer (Fiat)
  • 1901 Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (d. 1972)
  • 1903 Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer
  • 1904 Christopher Isherwood, English novelist (Goodbye to Berlin), born in High Lane, Cheshire (d. 1986)
  • 1906 Albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)
  • 1908 Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)
  • 1908 W. B. Henning, Prussian-born Iranist (d. 1967)
  • 1909 Eric Quail Davies, cricket pace bowler (5 Tests for South Africa 1935-39)
  • 1909 Frank Gasparro, US chief engraver (1965-81), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1909 Jim Davis, American actor (Dallas), born in Edgerton, Missouri (d. 1981)
  • 1909 Gene Moore, baseball player (d. 1978)

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1910 Mother Teresa [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Albanian born Indian nun and founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize, 1979), born in Skopje, Ottoman Empire (d. 1997)

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • 1911 Lester Lanin, orchestra leader (40 Beatle Hits)
  • 1913 Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier
  • 1913 Robertson William Davies, novellist essayist/dramatist
  • 1914 Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer (d. 1984)
  • 1915 Humphrey Searle, England, writer (20th Century counterpoint)
  • 1915 William Bardwell, composer
  • 1916 Allan Leslie Merson, historian
  • 1917 Jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie)
  • 1917 William French Smith, Attorney General (1981-85)
  • 1918 Louis W "Louis" Stotijn, bassoonist/conductor (Residence Orchestra)
  • 1919 Ronny Graham, actor (Bob Crane Show, Chico & the Man), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1920 Brant Parker, American cartoonist (d. 2007)

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1921 Ben Bradlee, editor/journalist/executive (Washington Post), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee
  • 1921 David Begelman, film producer
  • 1921 William Preston, Columbia Penn, actor (Fisher King, Waterworld)
  • 1922 Lazar Nikolov, composer
  • 1922 Irving R. Levine, American journalist
  • 1923 Wolfgang Sawallisch, Munich Germany, conductor (Vienna Symph 1960-70)
  • 1924 Alex Kellner, baseball player (d. 1996)
  • 1925 Jack Hirshleifer, American economist (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and writer (d. 1999)
  • 1925 Sangharakshita, Buddhist Philosopher, Founder of the Western Buddhist Order
  • 1927 Francois Leydet, sierra club (Last Redwoods)
  • 1927 Sam Massell, (Mayor-Atlanta)
  • 1927 B. V. Doshi, Indian architect
  • 1928 Peter Appleyard, Canadian jazz vibraphonist, (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Naïm Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist
  • 1930 Joe Solomon, cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust)
  • 1931 Dane Skerl, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana
  • 1931 Gordon Greig, journalist
  • 1931 Guy Vander Jagt, (Rep-R-MI, 1966- )
  • 1932 Joe H Engle, Abilene Ks, Brig Gen USAF/astro (STS T-2, T-4, 2, 51I)
  • 1934 Arthur Gordon Clough, journalist
  • 1935 Cornelis B Vaandrager, [Cor Vaan], Dut poet (Long Live Joop Massaker)
  • 1935 Geraldine Ferraro, (Rep-D-NY) 1st female dem VP candidate (1984)
  • 1936 Yvette Vickers, KC, playmate (Jul 1959)/actress (Attack of 50' Woman)
  • 1937 Tom Heinsohn, NBA star/coach (Boston Celtic)
  • 1938 Francine York, Aurora Minn, actress (Slattery's People)
  • 1938 Jet Black, English drummer, one of the founding members of The Stranglers

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1939 Jorge Paulo Lemann, Swiss-Brazilian investor, born in Rio de Janeiro

Investor and Beer Mogul Jorge Paulo Lemann
Investor and Beer Mogul
Jorge Paulo Lemann
  • 1940 Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (d. 2008)
  • 1941 Barbet Schroeder, director (Barfly, Single White Female, More)
  • 1941 Chris Curtis, [Chris Crummy], rock drummer/vocalist (Deep Purple)
  • 1941 Akiko Wakabayashi, Japanese actress
  • 1942 John E Blaha, USAF/astronaut (STS 29, 33, 43, 58, 79/81), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1942 Vic Dana, singer/dancer (Talent Scouts), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1943 Ulf Sundelin, Sweden, yachtsmen (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1944 Cornelia J "Corry" Arends, Dutch actress (Fool's Hat)
  • 1944 Richard A W G, English prince/duke of Gloucester
  • 1944 Stephen Greif, English actor
  • 1945 Melvin Watt, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
  • 1945 Tom Ridge, first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • 1946 Alison Steadman, actress (Life is Sweet), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1946 Valerie Simpson, American singer
  • 1946 Mark Snow, American composer
  • 1946 Chantal Renaud, Quebec singer and actress
  • 1947 Candy Moore, Maplewood NJ, actress (Lunch Wagon, Tomboy & Champ)
  • 1947 Emiliano Díez, Cuban actor
  • 1948 Valerie Simpson, singer, Ashford's partner (Like a Rock), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1949 John Baldwin, light middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1968), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949 Robert (Bob) Cowsill, Newport RI, (Cowsills - Hair, We Can Fly)
  • 1950 Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1951 Robert G Torricelli, (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1983- )
  • 1952 Billy Rush, rocker (Asbury Jukes)
  • 1952 John Kinsella, USA, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1952 Michael Jeter, actor (The Fisher King), born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • 1952 Will Shortz, American crossword editor
  • 1953 Pat Sharkey, Irish footballer
  • 1954 Michael Chetwood, rocker
  • 1954 Sarah Lundy, horse trainer
  • 1954 Steve Wright, Britain's wacky DJ/actor (Funny Man)
  • 1954 Wally Murphy, American guitarist
  • 1954 Efren Reyes, Filipino pool player
  • 1956 Mark Mangino, American football coach
  • 1957 Alex Trevino, catcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1957 Dr. Alban, Nigerian-Swedish singer

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1957 Rick Hansen, Canadian paraplegic athlete (3 gold medals), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

Paralympian and Philanthropist Rick Hansen
Paralympian and Philanthropist
Rick Hansen
  • 1958 Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist
  • 1959 Jim Rutledge, Victoria, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Indian Open)
  • 1959 Joanne Gail Abbott, executive (MTV)
  • 1959 Kathryn P Hire, Mobile Alabama, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
  • 1960 Branford Marsalis, jazz saxophonist (Bring on the Night, Tonight Show)
  • 1960 Nancy Martinez, rocker
  • 1960 Ola Ray, playmate (Jun, 1980)/actress (Thriller), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1961 Jeff Parrett,pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1961 Jimmy Olander, Palos Verdes Cal, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in Middle)
  • 1962 Roger Kingdom, US 60m hurdler (world record)
  • 1962 Bob Mionske, American cyclist and attorney
  • 1962 Tariq Ramadan, Geneva, Switzerland, Islamic scholar
  • 1963 David Byas, cricketer (left-handed Yorkshire batsman)
  • 1964 Bobby Jurasin, CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1964 Chad Kreuter, Marin County CA, catcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1964 Dave Boyes, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1964 Karla Karch-Gailus, basketball guard (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1965 Chris Burke, actor with down syndrome (Corky-Life Goes On)
  • 1965 Jon Hensley, Doylestown PA, actor (Holden Snyder-As the World Turns)
  • 1965 Bobby Duncum, Jr., wrestler (d. 2000)
  • 1966 Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1966 Shirley Manson, Scottish singer
  • 1967 Myron Guyton, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
  • 1968 Courtney Hall, NFL center (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1968 Gavin Stratfold, Darwin NT, Australian golfer
  • 1968 Byron Lawson, Canadian actor
  • 1969 Elaine Irwin Mellencamp, Allentown Penn, wife of John Cougar
  • 1969 Mike Gisler, NFL guard/center (NE Patriots)
  • 1969 Nicole Arendt, Somerville NJ, tennis star (1996 Aust doubles finalist)
  • 1969 Ricky Bottalico, New Britain CT, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1970 Brett Schultz, cricket pace bowler (South African Test)
  • 1970 Jacco Eltingh, Heerde Neth, tennis star (1993 ATP World Doubles)
  • 1970 Olimpiada Ivanova, Russian athlete
  • 1970 Melissa McCarthy, comedian and actress (Mike and Molly, Spy), born in Plainfield, Illinois
  • 1971 Jocelyn Borgella, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • 1971 Sharon Tina Jenkins, badminton player (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1971 Thalía, Mexican singer
  • 1972 Sherell Ford, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1973 Barret Robbins, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1974 Freddie Scott, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1974 Kelvin Cato, NBA center (Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1974 Eric D. Snider, American humor columnist / movie reviewer
  • 1975 Shea Seals, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
  • 1975 Morgan Ensberg, American baseball player
  • 1976 Carey Tally, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1976 Amaia Montero, Spanish singer (La Oreja de Van Gogh)
  • 1976 Zemfira, Russian singer
  • 1977 Liam Botham, cricketer (son of Ian Hampshire all-rounder 1996)
  • 1977 Saeko Chiba, Japanese seiyū
  • 1977 Morris Peterson, American basketball player
  • 1978 Raja Kashif, Pakistani singer
  • 1979 Cristian Mora, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1979 Rubén Pazos, Spanish footballer
  • 1979 Jamal Lewis, American football player

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1980 Macaulay Culkin, actor (Home Alone, My Girl, Richie Rich), born in NYC, New York

  • 1980 Brendan Harris, American baseball player
  • 1980 Chris Pine, American actor
  • 1981 Jesse Martin, Australian yachtsman
  • 1981 Petey Williams, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1981 Tino Best, West Indian cricketer
  • 1982 David Long, New Zealand musician
  • 1983 Félix Porteiro, Spanish racing driver
  • 1986 Cassie, American singer
  • 1988 Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
  • 1988 Danielle Savre, American actress
  • 1988 Evan Ross, American actor
  • 1990 Lil' Chris, British singer
  • 1992 Yang Yilin, Chinese gymnast
  • 1993 Keke Palmer, American actress