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Famous People Born in September 1914

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist
  • Sep 2 Tom Glazer, American folk singer and songwriter (d. 2003)
  • Sep 3 Dixy Lee Ray, American politician (17th Governor of Washington) and chairman of the United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1994)
  • Sep 4 Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive and 3rd postwar chairman of Volkswagen, born in Altmark, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (d. 2003)
  • Sep 5 Gail Kubik, American composer (Gerald McBoing Boing), born in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma (d. 1984)
  • Sep 5 Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist (Defense of Violeta Parra), born in San Fabián de Alico, Chile (d. 2018)
  • Sep 5 Stuart Freeborn, English motion picture make-up artist (Star Wars: Yoda, Jabba the Hut), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Sep 7 Billy Hughes, British educationist and Labour Party politician, born in Swindon, England (d. 1995)
  • Sep 7 Hugo Pfister, Swiss composer, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1969)
  • Sep 7 Ian Ball, Indian newspaper photographer, born in Dhariwal, India (d. 1995)
  • Sep 7 James Van Allen, American physicist (discovered Van Allen radiation belts), born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa (d. 2006)
  • Sep 7 Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer, born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia (d. 2012)
  • Sep 8 Dimitrios I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (1973-91), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1991)
  • Sep 8 Hillary Brooke, American film actress (The Abbott and Costello Show), born in Astoria, New York (d. 1999)
  • Sep 10 Robert Wise, director (Day the Earth Stood Still, West Side Story)

Person of interestTerence O'Neill

Sep 10 Terence O'Neill, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (Ulster Unionist Party: 1963-69), born in London, England (d. 1990)

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill
Northern Ireland Prime Minister
Terence O'Neill

  • Sep 12 Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst, born in Amroha, India (d. 1988)
  • Sep 12 Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor, born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales (d. 1999)
  • Sep 13 Leonard Feather, British jazz critic and musician, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Sep 14 Michael Spisak, Polish composer (d. 1965)
  • Sep 14 Pietro Germi, Italian actor, writer and director (Divorce Italian Style, The Facts of Murder), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1974)
  • Sep 14 Lída Baarová [Ludmila Babková], Czech actress (Die Fledermaus, Virginity), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 2000)
  • Sep 14 Clayton Moore, American actor (The Lone Ranger), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Sep 14 Robert McCloskey, American children's book writer and illustrator (Make Way For Ducklings), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • Sep 14 Robert S. Dietz, American geophysicist who proposed a theory of seafloor spreading in 1961, born in Westfield, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • Sep 15 Creighton Abrams, American general (commander of American forces in the Vietnam War, 1968-72), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • Sep 15 Jens Otto Krag, premier of Denmark (1962-68, 71-72)
  • Sep 15 Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentine writer (d. 1999)
  • Sep 16 Allen Funt, American TV host and creator (Candid Camera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • Sep 17 Shin Kanemaru, Japanese politician (Deputy Prime Minister 1986-87), born in Suwa, Yamanashi Prefecture, Empire of Japan (d. 1996)
  • Sep 18 Jack Cardiff, British cinematographer (Black Narcissus), born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (d. 2009)
  • Sep 19 Rogers Morton, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1979)
  • Sep 20 Kenneth More, British actor (39 Steps, Doctor in the House), born in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1982)
  • Sep 21 John Kluge, American television mogul (Metromedia) and at one time the richest person in the United States, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 2010)
  • Sep 23 Norman Cazden, composer
  • Sep 23 Omar Ali Saifuddin III, Sultan of Brunei (d. 1986)
  • Sep 24 Andrzej Panufnik, Polish composer (Tragic Overture), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Sep 24 Hein Jordans, Dutch conductor, born in Venlo, Limburg, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • Sep 24 Sir John Kerr, Australian politician and the Governor General who dismissed the Whitlam Government, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1991)
  • Sep 25 Frederick Wilhelm Sternfeld, Austrian musicologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1994)
  • Sep 26 Jack LaLanne, American fitness and nutritional expert, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2011)
  • Sep 28 Harold Taylor, Canadian educator (Art & the Future)
  • Sep 28 Jim Boyd, American country and western musician (Men of the West) (d. 1993)
  • Sep 28 Lord Abinger [James Richard Scarlett], Datchet, Berkshire, English Conservative peer, campaigned for reform of the ancient law on treasure trove
  • Sep 28 Maria Franziska von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer, born in Zell am See, Salzburg, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 2014)

About September 1914

How Old? 105 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: No

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