Famous People Born in September 1924

  • Sep 2 Daniel Arap Moi, Kenyan politician, President of Kenya (1978-2002), born in Kurieng'wo, Kenya (d. 2020)
  • Sep 4 Joan Aiken, English writer of children's books (The Whispering Mountain), born in Rye, Sussex, England (d. 2004)
  • Sep 5 Krystyna Moszumanska-Nazar, Polish composer, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 2009)
  • Sep 6 John Melcher, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Montana), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2018)
  • Sep 7 Bridie Gallagher, Irish singer (A Mother's Love's A Blessing, The Boys from County Armagh), born in Donegal, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • Sep 7 Charles Braswell, American actor (Only Game in Town), born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Sep 7 Daniel K. Inouye, American politician (US Senator, 1963-2012), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2012)
  • Sep 7 Hugh Aitken, American composer, born in New York City, New York (d. 2012)
  • Sep 7 Leonard Rosenman, American Academy and Emmy Award-winning film and television composer (Rebel Without A Cause; Star Trek IV; Bound for Glory; Sybill),, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • Sep 8 Gracie Cole, British jazz trumpeter (Ivy Benson's All-Girl Band), and bandleader, born in Rowlands Gill, Durham, England (d. 2006)
  • Sep 8 Marie-Claire Kirkland, Quebec lawyer and politician, born in Palmer, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Sep 8 Mimi Parent, Canadian painter, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2005)
  • Sep 8 Wendell Ford, American politician (Sen-D-Kentucky, 1974-1999), Governor of Kentucky (1971-74), born in Owensboro, Kentucky (d. 2015)
  • Sep 9 Bettejane "Jane" Greer, American actress (Out of the Past, Prisoner of Zenda, Clown), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2001)
  • Sep 9 Nino Bibbia, Italian bobsled (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Sep 9 Rik Van Steenbergen, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
  • Sep 9 Sylvia Miles, American actress (Midnight Cowboy, Farewell My Lovely), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • Sep 10 Boyd K. Packer, LDS church apostle, born in Brigham City, Utah (d. 2015)
  • Sep 10 Hans Olof “Putte” Wickman, Swedish jazz clarinetist, born in Falun, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • Sep 10 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball 1st baseman (MLB All Star 1953-56; NL HR & RBI leader 1954; Cincinnati Reds), born in Argo, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • Sep 11 Daniel Akaka, American educator and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2018)
  • Sep 11 Rudolf Vrba, Slovak-Jewish biochemist and Holocaust survivor, born in Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia (d. 2006)

Tom Landry

Sep 11 Tom Landry, American NFL player (NY Giants) and coach (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mission, Texas (d. 2000)

  • Sep 12 Howard Curtis Nielson, American politician (Rep-R-UT, 1983-91), born in Richfield, Utah (d. 2020)
  • Sep 12 Jean Le Poulain, French actor (Divine), born in Marseille, France (d. 1988)
  • Sep 13 Harold Blair, Australian tenor and Aboriginal activist, born in Cherbourg Aboriginal Reserve, Queensland, Australia (d. 1976)
  • Sep 13 Maurice Jarre, French Academy and Grammy Award-winning film composer (Lawrence Of Arabia; Doctor Zhivago; Witness; Fatal Attraction), born in Lyon, France (d. 2009)
  • Sep 13 Norman Alden, American character actor (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2012)
  • Sep 13 Scott Brady [Gerald Tierney], American actor (Shotgun Slade, China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • Sep 14 Davidson Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat and author, born in Freetown, Sierra Leone (d. 1994)
  • Sep 14 Jerry Coleman, American MLB 2nd baseman, born in San Jose, California (d. 2014)
  • Sep 14 Jitka Snížková, Czech composer, music educator and musicologist, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1989)
  • Sep 14 John Michael Grimes, British set designer (Philby, Burgess and MacLean) (d. 1994)
  • Sep 15 Bobby Short, American cabaret singer and pianist (Carlisle Hotel), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • Sep 15 Lucebert, Dutch poet, painter and cartoonist (Boozz, PC Hooft prize 1967)
  • Sep 16 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2014)
  • Sep 16 Paddy Stone, Canadian choreographer (Piccadilly Palace), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Sep 18 J. D. Tippit, American police officer murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald shortly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, born in Texas (d. 1963)
  • Sep 18 Zelda Fichandler, American theater director and producer (Raisin, K2), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Sep 19 Ernest Tomlinson, English composer (Light music), born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • Sep 20 Gogi Grant [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American singer ("The Wayward Wind"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Sep 20 Jackie Paris, American jazz singer and guitarist ("Skylark"), born in Nutley, New Jersey (d. 2004)
  • Sep 20 James Galanos, American fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame 1959), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Sep 20 John Vassall, British spy and civil servant (spied for Soviet Union), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Sep 21 Gail Russell, American actress (The Uninvited, Moonrise, Unseen), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1961) [1]
  • Sep 22 Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu, revolutionary, politician and pan-Africanist (Zanzibar revolution), born in Zanzibar, Sultanate of Zanzibar(d. 1996)
  • Sep 22 Charles Keeping, British illustrator (The Highwayman), born in London, England (d. 1988)
  • Sep 22 Norvel Lee, American boxer (Olympic gold 1952), born in Eagle Rock, Virginia (d. 1992)
  • Sep 22 Rosamunde Pilcher, English novelist (The Shell Seekers), born in Lelant, England (d. 2019)
  • Sep 24 Jean-Pierre Warner, British high court judge (d. 2005)
  • Sep 24 Nina Bocharova, Soviet-Ukrainian gymnast (Olympic gold balance beam, team 1952), born in Suprunivka, Ukraine (d. 2020)
  • Sep 24 Sammy Guillen, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests West Indies & 3 Tests New Zealand), born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (d. 2013)
  • Sep 24 Sheila MacRae, British-born actress (Jackie Gleason Show), born in London, England (d. 2014)
  • Sep 25 Norman Ayrton, British actor and opera director (Royal Shakespearean Academy, born in London (d. 2017)
  • Sep 27 (Earl) "Bud" Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1966)
  • Sep 27 Bernard Waber, American author, (d. 2013)
  • Sep 27 Fred Singer, American scientist
  • Sep 27 Josef Skvorecky, Czechoslovakia, writer and publisher (End of the Nylon Age, The Cowards) (d. 2012)
  • Sep 28 Antonio Jacinto, Angolan poet, born in Paulo de Luanda, Portuguese West Africa (d. 1991)
  • Sep 28 Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (8½, La Dolce Vita; Dark Eyes, The Pizza Triangle), born in Fontana Liri, Lazio, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1996)
  • Sep 29 David Atkinson, British air marshal, honorary physician to the Queen (d. 2013)
  • Sep 30 Charles Quinlivan, American actor (Seven Guns to Mesa, Mr. Garlund), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1974)

Truman Capote

Sep 30 Truman Capote, American author (Breakfast At Tiffany's; In Cold Blood), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1984)


About September 1924

How Old? 98 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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