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Famous People Born in September 1947

  • Sep 1 Al Green, American politician
  • Sep 2 Richard Coughlan, English drummer and percussionist (Caravan), (d. 2013)
  • Sep 3 Eric Bell, Northern Irish rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy - "Whiskey In The Jar"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Sep 3 Michael Huffington, American oil millionaire (Rep-R-California, 1992-94), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Sep 3 Kjell Magne Bondevik, Norwegian politician (Christian Democratic Party), born in Molde, Norway

Person of interestMario Draghi

Sep 3 Mario Draghi, Italian banker and President of the European Central Bank, born in Rome

Economist Mario Draghi
Economist
Mario Draghi
  • Sep 3 Dick Buerkle, American athlete (WR 1 mile indoor 3:54.93 1978), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2020)
  • Sep 5 Buddy Miles, American rock drummer (The Electric Flag), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2008)
  • Sep 5 Bruce Yardley, Australian cricket spin bowler (33 Tests, 126 wickets; coach Sri Lanka), born in Midland, Western Australia (d. 2019)
  • Sep 5 Mel Collins, British rock saxophonist (King Crimson) born in Isle of Man

Person of interestJane Curtin

Sep 6 Jane Curtin, American actress (SNL: Kate & Allie; Third Rock From The Sun), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Actress Jane Curtin
Actress
Jane Curtin
  • Sep 6 Sylvester [James Jr.], American singer-songwriter (Do Ya Wanna Funk), born in Watts, Los Angeles, California (d. 1988)
  • Sep 6 Bruce Rioch, Scottish footballer and coach, born in Aldershot, England
  • Sep 8 Ann Beattie, American novelist and short story writer (Chilly Scenes of Winter), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 8 Amos Biwott, Kenyan 3K steeplechaser (Olympic gold 1968), born in Uasin Gishee, Kenya
  • Sep 8 Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist and conductor, born in Moscow

  • Sep 8 Benjamin Orr [Orzechowski], American rock bassist and singer (The Cars - "Just What I Needed", "Drive"), born in Lakewood, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • Sep 9 David Rosenboom, American composer and educator, born in Fairfield, Iowa
  • Sep 9 Lynn Fitzgerald, marathoner (ran 133 miles 939 yards in 24 hrs)
  • Sep 9 Freddy Weller, American rock guitarist (Paul Revere and The Raiders), and country singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia

Person of interestLarry Nelson

Sep 10 Larry Nelson, American golfer (US Open 1983; PGA C'ship 1981, 87), born in Fort Payne, Alabama

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Larry Nelson
  • Sep 11 Gerry Conway, British drummer and percussionist (Cat Stevens; Fairport Convention), born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England.
  • Sep 14 Joan Thirkettle, British journalist, born in Kent, England (d. 1996)
  • Sep 14 Jon Bauman, American singer (Sha Na Na), born in Queens, New York

Person of interestSam Neill

Sep 14 Sam Neill, New Zealand actor (Jurassic Park, Dead Calm, The Piano), born in Omagh, Northern Ireland

Actor Sam Neill
Actor
Sam Neill
  • Sep 14 Wolfgang Schwartz, Austrian figure skater (Olympic gold 1968), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Sep 16 Dusty Hughes, English playwright, born in Boston, Lincolnshire
  • Sep 16 Alexander Rutskoy, Russian politician (Vice President of Russia 1991-93) and Soviet military officer (led the putsch against President Boris Yeltsin during Russian constitutional crisis of 1993), born in Proskuriv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
  • Sep 16 Andy Irvine, Scottish rugby player, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Sep 16 Ilona Gusenbauer, Austrian high jumper (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Gummersbach, West Germany
  • Sep 16 Lucius Allen, American NBA star (Milwaukee Bucks), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Sep 16 Michael R. McNulty, American politician (Rep-D-NY), born in Troy, New York
  • Sep 16 Russ Abbot [Russell A Roberts], British TV comedian (The Russ Abbot Show, September Song), born in Cheshire, England
  • Sep 16 Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian and writer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Sep 16 Dumisani Kumalo, South African anti-apartheid activist and UN ambassador, born in KwaMbunda, South Africa (d. 2019)
  • Sep 17 Jeff MacNelly, American Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist (Shoe), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)

  • Sep 17 Robert Kidd, marine geoscientist
  • Sep 17 Tessa Jowell, British MP
  • Sep 18 Hans Vermeulen, Dutch singer and guitarist (Sandy Coast), born in Voorburg, Netherlands (d. 2017)
  • Sep 18 Giancarlo Minardi, Italian founder and Managing Director of Minardi Formula One team, born in Faenza, Italy
  • Sep 19 Lol Creme [Lawrence Creme], English rock vocalist and guitarist (10cc), born in Prestwich, Lancashire, England
  • Sep 19 Larry Brown, American NFL runningback (3rd to rush over 4,000 yards), born in Clairton, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 19 Steve Bartlett, American politician (56th Mayor of Dallas), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 19 Tanith Lee, British sci-fi author (Don't Bite the Sun), born in London
  • Sep 20 Chuck Panozzo, American rocker (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 20 Mia Martini, Italian singer, born in Bagnara Calabra, Reggio Calabria, Italy (d. 1995)
  • Sep 20 Bruce Pasternack, American CEO (Special Olympics International 2002-07), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 21 Donald "Don" Felder, American rock musician and songwriter (Eagles), born in Gainesville, Florida

Person of interestStephen King

Sep 21 Stephen King, American sci-fi and horror author (Carrie, Shining, Kujo), born in Portland, Maine

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King
  • Sep 21 Marsha Norman, American playwright
  • Sep 21 Geoff Workman, British record producer and engineer (Toto, Queen, The Cars), born in Liverpool, England
  • Sep 22 Robert Morace, American writer
  • Sep 22 Norma McCorvey, American abortion activist (Jane Roe in Roe vs Wade) who later became pro-life, born in Simmesport, Louisiana (d. 2017)
  • Sep 22 Mike Sexton, American poker player (World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions 2006; Poker Hall of Fame) and commentator (WPT), born in Shelbyville, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • Sep 23 Neal Smith, American musician and drummer for rock group "Alice Cooper", born in Akron, Ohio
  • Sep 23 Don Grolnick, jazz musician
  • Sep 23 Mary Kay Place, actress/country singer (Mary Hartman!), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Sep 24 Erik Hivju, Norwegian actor
  • Sep 25 Cheryl Tiegs, American model (Sports Illustrated) and fashion designer, born in Breckenridge, Minnesota
  • Sep 25 John Fiddler, English rock vocalist and guitarist (British Lions), born in Darlaston, Wednesbury, England
  • Sep 26 Dick Roth, American swimmer (Olympic gold men's 400m individual medley 1964), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Sep 26 Graham Faulkner, English actor (Brother Sun Sister Moon), born in London, England
  • Sep 26 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), born in Grand Forks, North Dokota (d. 2015)
  • Sep 27 Denis Lawson, actor (Return of Jedi, Born Kicking, Chain)
  • Sep 27 Jacques Wallage, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Education
  • Sep 27 Liz Torres, actress (Mahalia Sanchez-John Larroquette Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 27 Meat Loaf [Marvin Lee Aday], American rock musician and singer-songwriter (Bat Out of Hell), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Sep 27 Barbara Dickson, Scottish actress and singer (Answer Me), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • Sep 27 Mary Jo White, American lawyer and Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sep 28 Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer
  • Sep 28 Harold Dow, news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours), born in Hackensack, New York
  • Sep 28 Peter Hope-Evans, British singer and harmonicaist (Medicine Head), born in Brecon, Powys, Wales
  • Sep 28 Jon Snow, British TV journalist (Channel 4)
  • Sep 28 Bob Carr, Australian politician
  • Sep 28 Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshi politician, Prime Minister of Bangladesh (2009-), born in Tungipara, East Pakistan
  • Sep 28 Volodymyr Troshkin, Ukrainian soccer defender (31 caps, USSR; Dynamo Kiev 205 games), born in Yenakiieve, Ukraine (d. 2020)
  • Sep 29 Altie Taylor, soccer star
  • Sep 29 R J Evans, FBA, historian
  • Sep 29 Martin Ferrero, American actor
  • Sep 30 Marc Bolan, rock vocalist (T-Rex-Bang a Gong), born in London, England
  • Sep 30 Rula Lenska, St Neots England, actress (Friends from Europe are here)
  • Sep 30 Dave Arneson, American game designer

About September 1947

How Old? 72 or 73 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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