Famous People Born in September 1923

Rocky MarcianoRocky Marciano (1923-1969)

Sep 1 American boxer (undefeated world heavyweight champion 1952-56), born in Brockton, Massachusetts

  • Sep 1 Theo Joekes, Dutch journalist, writer, and politician (VVD)
  • Sep 2 Rene Thom, French mathematician (d. 2002)
  • Sep 3 Fred Hawkins, American golfer (US Masters 1958 runner-up), born in Antioch, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • Sep 3 Herbert Binkert, German soccer striker (12 caps Saarland; FC Saarbrücken), born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 2020)
  • Sep 3 Mort Walker, American cartoonist (Beetle Bailey, Hi & Lois), born in El Dorado, Kansas (d. 2018)
  • Sep 3 Terry Wilson, American actor (Wagon Train, Escape to Witch Mountain), born in Huntington Park, California (d. 1999)
  • Sep 5 Bob Cato, American photographer, graphic artist and Grammy Award-winning album cover designer (Columbia Records; United Artists), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1999)
  • Sep 5 Ken Meuleman, Australian cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2004)
  • Sep 6 Peter II Karadjordjevic, last King of Yugoslavia (1934-45), born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 1970)
  • Sep 6 William Kraft, American composer and percussionist, born in Chicago, Illinois

Louise SuggsLouise Suggs (1923-2015)

Sep 7 American golfer and co-founder of LPGA (11 major titles, US Open 1949, 52), born in Atlanta, Georgia

  • Sep 7 Madeleine Dring, British composer and pianist, born in Harringay, England (d. 1977)
  • Sep 7 Peter Lawford, British actor, producer and socialite (Mrs Miniver, Thin Man), born in London, England (d. 1984)
  • Sep 8 Alan Weeks, English sports commentator (BBC), born in Bristol. England (d. 1996)
  • Sep 8 Artie Anton, American jazz drummer, conguero, and timbalero (Stan Kenton, Jimmy Guiffre), born in New York City (d. 2003)
  • Sep 8 Francois Chaumette, French actor (Le Bossu, They Never Slept, Christine), born in Paris, France (d. 1996)
  • Sep 8 Wilbur Ware, American jazz double bassist (Riverside Records; Thelonious Monk; Sonny Rollins), included in photographer Art Kane's photo "A Great Day In Harlem", born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)

Cliff RobertsonCliff Robertson (1923-2011)

Sep 9 American actor (Charly, Spider-Man) and spokesman for AT&T, born in La Jolla, California

  • Sep 9 Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, American virologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Sep 11 Alan Badel, British actor (Shogun, Salome, Bill Brand), born in Manchester, England (d. 1982)
  • Sep 11 Betsy Drake, French-born American actress and writer (Every Girl Should be Married), born in Paris, France (d. 2015)
  • Sep 13 Édouard Boubat, French photographer, born in Montmartre, Paris (d. 1999)
  • Sep 13 Reninca [Renée Lauwers], Flemish author (Seed in the Wind), born in Puurs, Antwerp
  • Sep 15 Anton Heiller, Austrian organist and composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1979)
  • Sep 15 Arvell Shaw, American jazz double-bassist (Louis Armstrong; Teddy Wilson), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2002).
  • Sep 15 David Kraehenbuehl, American composer (March of the Trolls), pianist, teacher (Yale), and music theorist (Journal of Music Theory), born in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois (d. 1997)

Lee Kuan YewLee Kuan Yew (1923-2015)

Sep 16 Founding father of modern Singapore and 1st Prime Minister of Singapore (1959-90), born in Singapore

Hank WilliamsHank Williams (1923-1953)

Sep 17 American country singer-songwriter ("Cold Cold Heart"; "Hey, Good Lookin'"; "Your Cheatin' Heart"), born in Mount Olive, Alabama

  • Sep 17 John Rigby Hale, British linguist and historian, born in Ashford, Kent (d. 1999)
  • Sep 18 Bertha Wilson, Canadian lawyer and the 1st woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • Sep 18 Jur Mellema, Dutch politician (CHU), born in Nieuw-Scheemda, Netherlands (d. 2017)
  • Sep 18 Peter Smithson, English architect, born in Stockton-on-Tees, England (d. 2003)
  • Sep 18 Queen Anne of Romania [Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma], wife of Michael I King of Romania, born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • Sep 20 Geraldine Clinton Little, Irish poet (A Little Bouquet), born in Northern Ireland (d. 1997)
  • Sep 22 Dannie Abse, Welsh poet and writer, born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 2014)
  • Sep 23 Samuel V. Wilson, American ex-director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and former Army lieutenant general, born in Rice, Virginia (d. 2017)
  • Sep 24 Ladislav Fuks, Czech writer, born in Prague (d. 1994)
  • Sep 24 Mervyn Brown, British diplomat and historian of Madagascar
  • Sep 24 Theodore "Fats" Navarro, American jazz trumpet player, born in Key West, Florida (d. 1950)
  • Sep 25 Sam Rivers, American jazz and avant garde saxophonist, flutist, composer, and bandleader, born in El Reno, Oklahoma (d. 2011)
  • Sep 26 Dharam Devdutt "Dev" Anand, Indian comedian, actor, director and producer, born in Shakargarh, Punjab, British India (d. 2011)
  • Sep 27 Mary McCarty, American singer, dancer, stage and screen actress (Babes in Toyland; All That Jazz;, Trapper John, M.D.), born in Winfield, Kansas (d. 1980)
  • Sep 28 Fred Robbins, American DJ (Coke Time with Eddie Fisher, Robbins Nest), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sep 28 John Scott, Duke of Buccleuch, Scottish peer, then largest landowner in Scotland, 1st MP in a wheelchair (d. 2007)
  • Sep 28 William Windom, American actor (Farmer's Daughter, Murder She Wrote), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Sep 29 Bum Phillips, American football coach (Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints), born in Orange, Texas (d. 2013)
  • Sep 29 Stan Berenstain, American children's author (The Berenstain Bears), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)

About September 1923

How Old? 99 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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