On This Day

Famous People Born in September 1903

  • Sep 3 Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist and church historian (d. 1968)
  • Sep 5 Gloria Holden, British actress (The Life of Emile Zola, Dracula's Daughter), born in London, England (d. 1991)
  • Sep 9 Phyllis Whitney, American writer (d. 2008)
  • Sep 11 Theodor W. Adorno, German philosopher and sociologist, born in Frankfurt (d. 1969)

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Sep 13 Claudette Colbert [Lily Chauchoin], French-born American actress (Texas Lady, It Happened One Night), born in Paris (d. 1996)

  • Sep 15 Roy Acuff, American country fiddler, singer ("Wabash Cannonball"; Grand Ole Opry), and music publisher (Acuff-Rose Music), born in Maynardville, Tennessee (d. 1992)
  • Sep 15 Syed Wazir Ali, Indian cricket batsman (7 Tests; Southern Punjab; Muslims), born in Jalandhar, India (d. 1950)
  • Sep 17 Dolores Costello, American actress (Little Lord Fauntleroy), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1979)
  • Sep 17 Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (Olympic bronze 1928), born in Amsterdam (d. 1984)
  • Sep 22 Joseph Valachi, American gangster (Genovese mafia family), born in New York City (d. 1971)
  • Sep 25 Olive Ann Beech, American businesswoman (Co-Founder of Beech Aircraft Company), born in Waverly, Kansas (d. 1993)
  • Sep 25 Mark Rothko [Marcus Rothkovich], American abstract expressionist (Green on Blue), born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • Sep 26 Gerhard Nebel, German writer, born in Dessau (d. 1974)
  • Sep 29 Karl August Andersen, Norwegian cellist and composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1970)
  • Sep 29 (Edward) "Ted" de Corsia, American actor (The Naked City; 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 1973)
  • Sep 29 Diana Vreeland, French-American fashion editor (Harper's Bazaar; Vogue), born in Paris (d. 1989)

About September 1903

How Old? 118 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Signs: Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22), Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22)