Famous People Born in September 1916

  • Sep 1 Sydney Dawson Bailey, pacifist/campaigner
  • Sep 2 Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player (141 US tennis titles), born in LA, CA, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 2 Penny Santon [Pierina Burlando], American actress (Fletch, Roll Out, Matt Houston), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Sep 3 Clyde Hurley, American session and big band jazz trumpeter (Glenn Miller - "Tuxedo Junction"; "In The Mood"), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1963)
  • Sep 4 Robert A. W. Lowndes, American sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet) (d. 1988)
  • Sep 5 Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2002)
  • Sep 5 Frank Yerby, American novelist (The Foxes of Harrow), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1991)

Ed SabolEd Sabol (1916-2015)

Sep 11 American filmmaker (NFL Films), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey

  • Sep 12 Edward Binns, American actor (12 Angry Men; Fail-Safe), brn in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • Sep 12 Tony Bettenhausen, American race car driver, born in Tinley Park, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • Sep 13 Richard "Dick" Haymes, Argentine-American actor and singer (State Fair; Real Life; Betrayal), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1980)

Roald DahlRoald Dahl (1916-1990)

Sep 13 British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), born in Cardiff, Wales

  • Sep 14 Eric Bentley, British-American critic and writer (In Search of Theater), born in Bolton, Lancashire, England
  • Sep 14 Jerry Doggett, American sportscaster (Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, 1956-87), born in Moberly, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • Sep 15 Margaret Lockwood, British actress (Cast a Dark Shadow, The Lady Vanishes), born in Karachi, India (d. 1990)
  • Sep 16 Don Ryder, Baron Ryder of Eaton Hastings, CEO (Intl Publishing House), born in Brentford, Middlesex (d. 2003)
  • Sep 16 Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader, born in Saint Peter, Barbados (d. 1999)
  • Sep 16 Julius B. Richmond, 12th US Surgeon General (1977-81) created Head Start program, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • Sep 16 M.S. [Madurai Shanmukhavadivu] Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (1st singer to be awarded the Bharat Ratna), born in Madurai, Madras Presidency (d. 2004)
  • Sep 16 Willem Noordhoek, Dutch photographer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • Sep 17 Mary Stewart, British sci-fi author (Crystal Cave), born in Sunderland, England (d. 2014)
  • Sep 17 Oswald Garrison Villard Jr., American Engineer (electronics) who invented the over-the-horizon radar that could detect objects thousands of miles away and peer around the Earth's curvature, born in Dobbs Ferry, New York
  • Sep 17 Ove Abildgaard, Danish poet (Uglegylp), born in Lemvig, Denmark (d. 1990)
  • Sep 17 Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, Mongolian politician (Chairman of the Presidium of the People's Great Khural (President), 1974-84; Prime Minister, 1952-74; General Secretary of the Mongolian People's Party, 1940-54), born in Davst sum, Uvs aimag, Outer Mongolia (d. 1991)
  • Sep 18 Frank Bell, British educator and founder of The Bell Educational Trust Limited (d. 1989)
  • Sep 18 John Jacob Rhodes, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona), born in Council Grove, Kansas (d. 2003)
  • Sep 18 Rossano Brazzi, Italian actor (Final Justice, South Pacific, The Barefoot Contessa), born in Bolognia, Italy (d. 1994)
  • Sep 21 Fran├žoise Giroud, French journalist and politician (French Minister of Culture), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 2003)
  • Sep 21 Jagernath Lachmon, Surinamese politician, born in Nickerie, Suriname (d. 2001)

Aldo MoroAldo Moro (1916-1978)

Sep 23 Italian Prime Minister (1963-68 and 1974-76), born in Maglie, Italy

  • Sep 23 Anna Yegorova, Russian pilot (flew 277 sorties WWII in Soviet air force), born in Volodovo, Russia (d. 2009)
  • Sep 24 John Lapsley, British air marshal, born in India (d. 1995)
  • Sep 25 Jessica Anderson, Australian novelist (Tirra Lirra By The River; The Impersonators), born in Gayndah, Queensland, Australia (d. 2010)
  • Sep 25 Jim Benton, American football end (All Pro 1945, 46; NFL 1940s All-Decade Team; Cleveland/LA Rams, Chicago Bears; first to rush 300+ yards 1945), born in Carthage, Arkansas (d. 2001)
  • Sep 25 Tolia Nikiprowetzky, Russian-French composer, ethno-musicologist and broadcaster, born in Feodosia, Crimea, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • Sep 27 Frank Handlen, American artist
  • Sep 27 Samuel S. Stratton, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1990)
  • Sep 28 Lord Cockfield, Horsham, United Kingdom, British politician (European Commissioner)

Peter FinchPeter Finch (1916-1977)

Sep 28 British-Australian radio, stage, and BAFTA and Academy Award-winning screen actor (Network; The Nun's Story; Raid on Entebbe), born in South Kensington, London, England

  • Sep 29 Carl Ronald Giles, English cartoonist (Giles), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • Sep 29 Minao Shibata, Japanese composer and musicologist, born in Tokyo (d. 1996)
  • Sep 30 Roland Bengtsson, Swedish guitarist, lute player and double bassist, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2005)

About September 1916

How Old? 106 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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