On This Day

Famous People Born in September 1898

  • Sep 1 Marilyn Miller [Renolds], American actress (Sunny) and wife of Jack Pickford, born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1936)
  • Sep 5 Ebbe Hamerik, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1951)
  • Sep 8 Queenie Smith, American actress and dancer (Funny Side), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • Sep 9 Frank "Fordham Flash" Frisch, American baseball player (NL MVP 1931), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 10 Bessie Love, American actress (Broadway Melody, Children of Damned), born in Midland, Texas (d. 1986)
  • Sep 10 Waldo Semon, American inventor ( polyvinyl chloride), born in Demopolis, Alabama (d. 1999)
  • Sep 12 Ben Shahn, Lithuanian-American painter (1964 Arts & Letters), born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 1969)
  • Sep 12 Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1963)
  • Sep 14 Ernest Nash, German-American photographer and archaeologist, born in Nowawes, Germany (d. 1974)
  • Sep 15 John J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship's doctor/writer/poet (El Dorado)
  • Sep 16 H. A. Rey, American children's author and creator of "Curious George", born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1977)
  • Sep 19 Giuseppe Saragat, 5th President of Italy (1964-71), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1988)
  • Sep 21 Tushar Kanti Ghosh, Indian journalist and world's oldest and longest serving newspaper editor
  • Sep 22 Katherine Alexander, American actress, born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 1977)
  • Sep 24 Charlotte van Pallandt, Dutch sculptress, born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1997)

Person of interestHoward Florey

Sep 24 Howard Florey, Australian pathologist and pharmacologist who purified penicillin (Nobel 1945), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 1968)

Pathologist and Nobel Laureate Howard Florey
Pathologist and Nobel Laureate
Howard Florey
  • Sep 25 Robert Brackman, American artist, born in Odes'ka Oblast, Ukraine (d. 1980)

Person of interestGeorge Gershwin

Sep 26 George Gershwin [Jacob Gershvin], American composer (Rhapsody in Blue), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1937)

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin
  • Sep 27 Vincent Youmans, American composer and songwriter (Tea for Two), born in NYC, New York (d. 1946)
  • Sep 28 Carl Clauberg, Nazi concentration camp doctor (d. 1957)
  • Sep 29 Trofim Lysenko, Soviet biologist and agronomist, born in Karlovka, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1976)
  • Sep 30 Felix Kersten, Baltic-German/Finnish masseuse (Heinrich Himmler)
  • Sep 30 Johannes Rontgen, composer
  • Sep 30 Renée Adorée [Jeanne de la Fontein], French actress (The Big Parade), born in Lille, Nord, France (d. 1933)
  • Sep 30 Princess Charlotte of Monaco (d. 1977)