On This Day

Famous People Born in September 1913

  • Sep 1 Christian Nyby, American director and film editor (d. 1993)
  • Sep 2 Bill Shankly, Scottish football manager (Liverpool, 1959-74), born in Glenbuck, Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1981)
  • Sep 3 Alan Ladd, American actor (Shane, Carpetbaggers), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas (d. 1964)
  • Sep 4 Stanford Moore, American biochemist (Nobel 1977), born in Chicago (d. 1982)
  • Sep 4 Mickey Cohen, American gangster (Cohen crime family), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1976)
  • Sep 5 Connie Stuart [Cornelia van Meygard], Dutch cabaret performer, born in Wijhe, Netherlands (d. 2010)
  • Sep 5 Kathleen Burke, American actress (Island of Lost Souls), born in Hammond, Indiana (d. 1980)
  • Sep 7 Anthony Quayle, British actor (Anne of 1000 Days, Lawrence of Arabia), born in Ainsdale, Southport, Lancashire (d. 1989)
  • Sep 7 Oswald Szemerényi, Hungarian linguist, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Sep 7 Wim van der Grinten, Dutch lawyer and KVP politician (State Secretary of Economic Affairs), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • Sep 10 Zephania] Mothopeng, South African activist, President of the Pan-African Congress, born near Vrede, South Africa (d. 1990)
  • Sep 11 Paul "Bear" Bryant, American college football coach (Alabama), born in Moro Bottom, Arkansas (d. 1983)
  • Sep 12 Ben Polak, Dutch physician, communist and resistance fighter, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1993)

Person of interestJesse Owens

Sep 12 Jesse Owens, American athlete (4 Olympic gold 1936), born in Oakville, Alabama (d. 1980)

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • Sep 12 Kenneth Lo, cookery writer and restaurateur, born in Foochow, China (d. 1995)
  • Sep 13 Roy Engle, American writer and actor (The Man from Planet X, The Wild Wild West, My Favorite Martian), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1980)

  • Sep 14 Jacobo Árbenz, President of Guatemala (1951-54); overthrown by CIA, born in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala (d. 1971)
  • Sep 15 Hans Filbinger, German politician (CDU)
  • Sep 15 Henry Dreyfus Brant, composer (Great American Goot), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 15 John Mitchell, Nixon's attorney general who went to jail
  • Sep 15 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz pianist/composer
  • Sep 17 Jørgen Jersild, Danish composer and educator (Royal Danish Academy, 1953-75), born in Copenhagen (d. 2004)
  • Sep 19 Frances Farmer, American actress (Son of Fury, Flowing Gold, Among the Living), born in Seattle, Washington (1970)
  • Sep 21 Ulrich Ernst Simon, German-Jewish Anglican theologian, born in Berlin (d. 1997)
  • Sep 22 Leroy Holmes, orchestra leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 23 Alexey Davidovich Machavariani, composer
  • Sep 24 Herb Jeffries [Umberto Alejandro Ballentino], American actor and director (The Bronze Buckaroo, Mundo depravados), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • Sep 25 David Hunt, British diplomat winner of the BBC's Mastermind television quiz (1977), born in Durham, England (d. 1998)
  • Sep 26 Ernst Schnabel, German writer and pioneer of the radio documentary, born in Zittau, Germany (d. 1986)
  • Sep 27 Albert Ellis, American psychologist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)

Person of interestAlice Marble

Sep 28 Alice Marble, American tennis player (US Open 1936, 1938-40), born in Beckwourth, California (d. 1990)

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • Sep 28 Edith Mary Ellis Peters Pargeter, author
  • Sep 28 Vivian Fine, American composer (Women in the Garden), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • Sep 28 Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss artist and illustrator
  • Sep 29 Silvio Piola, Italian soccer striker (34 caps, 30 goals; Lazio), born in Robbio Lomellina, Pavia
  • Sep 29 Stanley E Kramer, American producer/director (Inherit the Wind), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Sep 29 Trevor Howard, English actor in over 70 films (Brief Encounter, Superman, The Third Man), born in Kent, England (d. 1988)

About September 1913

How Old? 106 or 107 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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