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Famous People Born in September 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Beverly Sanders, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey), born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 2 Jimmy Clanton, Baton Rogue, La, rock vocalist (Just a Dream)
  • Sep 2 Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist
  • Sep 2 Harry Northup, American actor (The Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Sep 3 Pauline Collins, English actress (Shirley Valentine), born in London, England
  • Sep 3 Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and writer, born in Montevideo
  • Sep 5 Lewis Spratlan, American composer, born in Miami, Florida

Person of interestRaquel Welch

Sep 5 Raquel Welch, American actress and singer (Myra Breckenridge, 1,000,000 BC, 100 Rifles), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch
  • Sep 6 Jackie Trent, English singer-songwriter (Neighbours theme) and actress, born in Newcastle-under-Lyme (d. 2015)
  • Sep 7 Dario Argento, Italian director (Creepers, Deep Red, Tenebrae), born in Rome, Italy
  • Sep 7 Abdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia, born in Denanyar, East Java, Dutch East Indies (d. 2009)
  • Sep 8 Willie Tyler, American ventriloquist (Lester), born in Red Level, Alabama
  • Sep 8 Quentin L. Cook, American lawyer and religious leader (Quorum of the Twelve Apostles), born in Logan, Utah
  • Sep 9 Joe Negroni, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • Sep 10 Roy Ayers, LA, disco jazz artist (Fever, You Send Me)
  • Sep 10 Yevgeni Nikolayevich Khludeyev, Russian cosmonaut

  • Sep 11 Bernie Dwyer, British rock drummer (Freddie & The Dreamers), born in Manchester, England (d. 2002)
  • Sep 11 Brian DePalma, film director (Body Double, Dressed to Kill), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 11 Theodore Olson, 42nd Solicitor General of the United States, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 11 Robert Palmer, American businessman and last CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation
  • Sep 11 Tom Gallagher, American diplomat, gay activist, and 1st Foreign Service officer to publicly come out in 1976, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2018)
  • Sep 12 Linda Gray, American actress (Sue Ellen Ewing-Dallas), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Sep 12 Mickey Lolich, American pitcher (Detroit Tiger, won 25 in 1971), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Sep 12 Roger K. Crouch, American astronaut (STS 83, 94), born in Jamestown, Tennessee
  • Sep 12 Stephen Solarz, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • Sep 12 Wayne McLaren, American stuntman, rodeo performer, model and actor best known for playing the Marlboro Man and for dying of lung cancer, born in Lake Charles, Louisiana (d. 1992)
  • Sep 12 Patrick Mower, English actor (Emmerdale), born in Oxford, England
  • Sep 13 Joyce Schouten, Dutch singer (Fouryo's)
  • Sep 13 Óscar Arias Sánchez, 40th & 45th President of Costa Rica (Nobel Peace Prize 1987), born in Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Sep 13 Gene Page, American arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers, Marvin Gaye), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • Sep 14 Larry Brown, American NBA player and coach (NY Knicks), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 14 Leo Ferrier, Surinamese writer (Atman), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Sep 15 Frank Linzy, American baseball player, born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
  • Sep 15 Merlin Olsen, UT, NFL tackle (Rams)/sportscaster/actor (Father Murphy)
  • Sep 15 Norman [Richard] Spinrad, American sci-fi author (Child of Fortune)
  • Sep 17 Jan Eliasson, Swedish diplomat (4th Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Sep 17 Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (Zorba the Greek), born in Limassol, Cyprus (d. 2007)
  • Sep 18 Frankie Avalon [Francis Avallone], American actor and singer (Beach Party, Venus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 19 Bill Medley, American singer and songwriter (The Righteous Brothers), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Sep 19 Paul Williams, American singer, actor and composer (Rainy Days and Mondays, Evergreen), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sep 19 Sylvia Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Chatham, Ontario

  • Sep 20 Joe DioGuardi, American accountant and politician (Rep-R-NY, 1985-89), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 21 Bill Kurtis, American newscaster (American Parade), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Sep 21 Hermann Knoflacher, Austrian civil engineer, born in Villach, Austria
  • Sep 22 Anna Karina, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Alphaville)
  • Sep 22 Edward Boguslawski, composer
  • Sep 23 Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, born in Washington D. C. (d. 2002)
  • Sep 23 Michel Temer [Michel Miguel Elias Temer Lulia]. Brazilian lawyer and 37th President of Brazil (2016-present), born in Tietê, Brazil
  • Sep 24 Barbara "Bibs" Allbut, American rock vocalist (Angels - My Boyfriend's Back), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Sep 24 Yves Navarre, French writer (Le Jardin d'acclimatation), born in Condom, France (d. 1994)
  • Sep 25 Timothy Severin, British author and explorer, born in Assam, British India
  • Sep 27 Josephine Barstow, opera singer
  • Sep 27 Benoni Beheyt, Belgian cyclist
  • Sep 28 Alekander Sergeyevich Ivanchenkov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 29/31, T-6)
  • Sep 28 Aleksandr Y Kalery, Russian cosmonaut
  • Sep 28 George Greenstein, author (Secret of a Jewish Baker)
  • Sep 29 Jimmy Knapp, trade unionist
  • Sep 29 John Dawes, rugby coach
  • Sep 29 Mike Eischeid, NFL punter (Oakland Raiders)
  • Sep 29 Nicola Di Bari, Italian singer
  • Sep 30 Harry Winston Jerome, Sask Canada, 100m runner (Olympic bronze 1964)

About September 1940

How Old? 79 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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