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Famous People Born in September 1929

  • Sep 2 Hal Ashby, American film director (d. 1988)
  • Sep 2 Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor (A Hard Day's Night, Help!), born in Cwm, Ebbw Vale, Wales (d. 2012) [1]
  • Sep 3 Carlo Clerici, Swiss road cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1954), born in Vaiano, Italy (d. 2007)

Person of interestWhitey Bulger

Sep 3 James "Whitey" Bulger, American organized crime boss, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2018)

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • Sep 4 Thomas Eagleton, American politician (38th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • Sep 5 Andrian Grigoryevich Nikolayev, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok III, Soyuz 9), born in Shorshely, Russia (d. 2004)

Person of interestBob Newhart

Sep 5 Bob Newhart, American comedian (Bob Newhart Show, Newhart), born in Oak Park, Illinois

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart
  • Sep 6 Tsang-Houei Hsu, Taiwanese composer, born in Changhau, Taiwan
  • Sep 6 Dow Finsterwald, American golfer (PGA Championship 1958), born in Athens, Ohio
  • Sep 7 Gil Wolman, French artist, born in Paris (d. 1995)
  • Sep 7 T. P. McKenna [Thomas Patrick McKenna], Irish actor (Rivals, Holocaust), born in Mullagh, Ireland (d. 2011)
  • Sep 8 Christoph von Dohnányi, German conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1984-2002), born in Berlin
  • Sep 9 Stan Parris, (Rep-R-VA, 1973-74, 81- )
  • Sep 9 Claude Nougaro, French jazz singer and songwriter, born in Toulouse, France (d. 2004)
  • Sep 10 Akio Yashiro, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 1976)

Person of interestArnold Palmer

Sep 10 Arnold Palmer, American golfer (7 major titles; US Masters 1958, 60, 62, 64), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)


  • Sep 10 Pentti Siimes, Finnish actor (Miriam), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2016)
  • Sep 11 David S. Broder, American journalist (Pulitzer 1973), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • Sep 12 Harvey Schmidt, American musical theatre composer and illustrator (The Fantasticks), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Sep 13 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer, born in Velingrad, Bulgaria (d. 2004)

Person of interestJohn Gutfreund

Sep 14 John Gutfreund, American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

Investment Banker John Gutfreund
Investment Banker
John Gutfreund
  • Sep 14 Mel Hancock, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri), born in Cape Fair, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • Sep 14 Larry Collins, American writer, born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • Sep 14 Maurice Vachon, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2013)
  • Sep 15 Murray Gell-Mann, American physicist who predicted quarks (the theory of elementary particles), born in Manhattan, NYC, New York
  • Sep 15 Eva Burrows, the 13th General of The Salvation Army
  • Sep 16 Dale Kildee, American politician (Rep-D-Michigan, 1977-2013), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 17 John Stewart-Clark, British businessman and Member of the European Parliament (MEP), born in Dalmeny, Scotland
  • Sep 17 David Craig, Baron Craig of Radley, British marshal (RAF), born in Dublin, Ireland

Person of interestStirling Moss

Sep 17 Stirling Moss, British auto racer (16 x F1 Grands Prix; World F1 Drivers C'ship runner-up 1955-58; 12 Hours of Sebring 1954) and broadcaster (ABC F1, NASCAR), born in London, England (d. 2020)

Auto Racer Stirling Moss
Auto Racer
Stirling Moss
  • Sep 17 Vincent La Selva, American conductor (New York Grand Opera Company, 1973-2012), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • Sep 18 June Rosemary Thorndycraft, British teacher and trade unionist (d. 1995)
  • Sep 18 Louis Myers, American blues guitarist and harmonica player, born in Byhalia, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • Sep 19 Marge Roukema, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Sep 19 Timothy Colman, English manufacturer and multi-millionaire (Reckitt & Colman), born in Norfolk, England
  • Sep 20 Anne Meara, American comedian and actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place, The Other Woman), mother of Ben Stiller, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)

  • Sep 21 Bernard Williams, English moral philosopher, born in Westcliff, Essex, England (d. 2003)
  • Sep 21 Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (Budapest Honvéd), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1979)
  • Sep 22 Serge Garant, composer
  • Sep 22 William E Dannemeyer, (Rep-R-CA, 1979- )
  • Sep 22 Carlo Ubbiali, Italian motorcycle racer (World Champion 125cc 1951, 55, 56, 58-60; 250cc 1956, 59, 60), born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Sep 23 Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster
  • Sep 24 George McNicol, Scottish Principal and vice-chancellor (Aberdeen University), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2014)
  • Sep 24 Edward M. Lawson, Canadian trade unionist and politician, born in Gerald, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2016)
  • Sep 24 Erik Lotichius, Dutch composer (Anaitalrax), born in Helden, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • Sep 25 John Rutherford, Australian cricketer (one Test for Australia 1956), born in Bruce Rock, Western Australia
  • Sep 25 Ronnie Barker, English comedian (The Two Ronnies, Porridge), born in Bedford, England (d. 2005)

Person of interestBarbara Walters

Sep 25 Barbara Walters, American broadcast journalist and 1st female nightly network news anchor (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Broadcast Journalist Barbara Walters
Broadcast Journalist
Barbara Walters
  • Sep 25 Kevin White, American politicians (Mayor of Boston, 1968-1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Sep 26 Meredith Gourdine, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1952), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • Sep 27 Ken McCaffery, Australian rugby league centre (12 Tests; North Sydney; Queensland), broadcaster (9 Network) and administrator (North Sydney DRLFC), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2021)
  • Sep 28 Nigel Althaus, British government broker
  • Sep 28 Nikolay Ryzhkov, Premier of USSR (1985-1991)
  • Sep 28 Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer, born in Indore, British India
  • Sep 29 Murray McLaggan, British Lord-Lieutenant (Mid Glamorgan)
  • Sep 30 Leticia Ramos-Shahani, Filipino Senator, lawmaker and women's rights activist who led the drafting of the international women’s bill of rights, born in Lingayen, Philippine Islands (d. 2017)

About September 1929

How Old? 91 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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