On This Day

Famous People Born in September 1956

  • Sep 2 Mario Tremblay, Canadian hockey player and coach
  • Sep 2 Angelo Fusco, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
  • Sep 3 Hans-Georg Beyer, East German team handball player (Olympic gold 1980), born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany
  • Sep 3 Patrick McGeown, Irish IRA member, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1996)
  • Sep 4 Blackie Lawless [Steven Duren], American heavy metal singer and guitarist (W.A.S.P.), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Sep 5 Sandra Guibord, German actress (Donna-One Life to Live), born in West Germany
  • Sep 5 Steve Denton, American tennis player (world's fastest tennis serve-138 mph), born in Kingsville, Texas
  • Sep 5 Roine Stolt, Swedish guitarist (The Flower Kings), born in Uppsala, Sweden
  • Sep 6 Bill Ritter, American politician (41st Governor of Colorado), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Sep 7 Michael Feinstein, American jazz pianist, singer and Gershwin-ophile ("Isn't It Romantic"), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Sep 7 Byron Stevenson, British footballer (Leeds United), born in Llanelli, Wales (d. 2007)
  • Sep 7 Diane Warren, American songwriter ("Music of My Heart"; "If I Could Turn Back Time"), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Sep 8 Maurice Cheeks, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Philadelphia '76ers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 8 Frank Tovey, British musician (Fad Gadget), born in London (d. 2002)
  • Sep 8 David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • Sep 8 "Wild" Mick Brown, American rock drummer (Dokken; Ted Nugent), born in San Mateo, California
  • Sep 9 Anatoli Pavlovich Artsebarsky, Russian colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12)
  • Sep 10 Johnny Fingers [John Moylett], Irish rocker (Boomtown Rats - "I Don't Like Mondays"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Sep 10 Johnny Hickman, American rock guitarist (Cracker), born in Redlands, California
  • Sep 11 Tony Gilroy, American screenwriter and director (Bourne), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Sep 12 Chip Beck, American golfer (US Open 1986, 89, Masters 1993 runner-up; shot 59 in 1991), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Sep 12 Barry Andrews, British rock musician (XTC; League of Gentlemen; Shreikback), born in West Norwood, London
  • Sep 12 Sam Brownback, American attorney and politician (46th Governor of Kansas), born in Garnett, Kansas
  • Sep 12 Ricky Rudd, American race car driver, born in Norfolk County, Virginia
  • Sep 12 Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor, singer and composer (Farewell My Concubine), born in Hong Kong (d. 2003)
  • Sep 13 [Joan] Joni Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge "We Are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Sep 13 Alain Ducasse, French-born Monégasque chef, born in Orthez, France
  • Sep 13 Oribe Canales, Cuban American celebrity hairdresser, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2018)
  • Sep 13 David Mansfield, American session and touring fiddler, guitarist, mandolin player (Bob Dylan; The Alpha Band; Buce Hornsby and The Range), and film score composer, born in Leonia, New Jersey
  • Sep 14 Kostas Karamanlis, Greek politician (Prime Minister of Greece 2004-09), born in Athens, Greece
  • Sep 14 Ray Wilkins, English former footballer and captain of the National Soccer Team, born in Hillingdon, England (d. 2018)
  • Sep 14 Lefteris Zagoritis, Greek lawyer and politician, born in Rhodes, Greece
  • Sep 15 Jaki Graham, British R&B singer-songwriter ("Could It Be I'm Falling In Love"), born in Birmingham, England
  • Sep 15 Ned Rothenberg, composer and multi-instrumentalist, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 15 Tawny Little (née Godin), American beauy queen (Miss American, 1976), news anchor, and actress, born in Portland, Maine
  • Sep 15 Maggie Reilly, Scottish folk singer, born in Moodiesburn, Scotland
  • Sep 16 Anatoly Beloglazov, Russian 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980), born in Kaliningrad, Russia
  • Sep 16 Charles Fearing, American rock guitarist (Raydio)

Person of interestDavid Copperfield

Sep 16 David Copperfield [Kotkin], American magician, born in Metuchen, New Jersey

  • Sep 16 Kevin R. Kregel, American pilot and astronaut (STS 70, 78, 87), born in Amityville, New York
  • Sep 16 Mark Daniel Gearan, American campaign manager (Al Gore), born in Gardner, Massachusetts
  • Sep 16 Nick Banton, founder of Body Positive (d. 1994)
  • Sep 16 Peter Zaremba, American rocker (Fleshtones), born in Queens, New York
  • Sep 16 Sergei Beloglazov, Russian 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980, 88), born in Kaliningrad, Russia
  • Sep 16 Dave Blood [Schulthise], American rock bassist (The Dead Milkmen -"Punk Rock Girl"), born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • Sep 16 Marcelo Campo, Argentine rugby union winger (20 Tests Argentina, 6 South America; Pueyrredón SC), born in Quilmes, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • Sep 17 Thad Bosley. American major league baseball player
  • Sep 17 Brian Andreas, American writer, sculptor, painter and publisher
  • Sep 18 Peter Šťastný, Slovak-Canadian ice hockey player, born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 18 Chris Hedges, American journalist and author (War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning), born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
  • Sep 19 Juan Manuel Fangio II, Argentine racing driver, born in Balcarce, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Sep 20 Debi Morgan, American actress (All My Children, Cry Uncle), born in Dunn, North Carolina
  • Sep 20 Gary Cole, American actor (Pineapple Express, Midnight Caller), born in Park Ridge, Illinois
  • Sep 21 Jack Givens, American basketball player
  • Sep 21 Marta Kauffman, American television producer
  • Sep 22 Debby Boone, American singer (You Light Up My Life), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Sep 22 Masayuki Suzuki, Japanese singer (Rats & Star)
  • Sep 22 David Krakauer, American Grammy Award winning klezmer, jazz and classical clarinetist (Klezmer Madness!), born in New York City
  • Sep 23 June Forester, American country singer (Forester Sister - "Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes"; "Men"), born in Lookout Mountain, Georgia
  • Sep 23 Lili Carati, Miss Italy 1975 and actress (Alcove), born in Varese, Italy (d. 2014)
  • Sep 23 Maren Jensen, Arcadia California, actress (Athena-Battlestar Galactica)
  • Sep 23 Paolo Rossi, Italian soccer striker (48 caps; FIFA World Cup 1982 [Golden Boot, Golden Ball]; L.R. Vicenza, Juventus), born in Prato, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Sep 23 Peter David, American writer
  • Sep 24 Ilona Slupianek, German shot-putter (Olympic gold 1980), born in Demmin, East Germany
  • Sep 25 Jamie Hyneman, American visual effects technician (MythBusters), born in Marshall, Michigan

Person of interestLinda Hamilton

Sep 26 Linda Hamilton, American actress (Beauty & the Beast, Terminator films), born in Salisbury, Maryland

  • Sep 26 Steve Butler, American racing driver, born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Sep 28 Bob Miller, American ice hockey center (47 games USA; Boston Bruins, Colorado Rockies, LA Kings), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2020)
  • Sep 29 James Donald Halsell Jr, American retired USAF officer and astronaut (STS 65, 74, 83, 94), born in West Monroe, Louisiana

Person of interestSebastian Coe

Sep 29 Sebastian Coe, British 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England

1500m Runner Sebastian Coe
1500m Runner
Sebastian Coe
  • Sep 29 Suzzy Roche, American singer (The Roches), writer and actress, born in Park Ridge, New Jersey
  • Sep 30 Maria Esmeralda, Belgian princess/daughter of Leopold III/Lilian Baels

About September 1956

How Old? 64 or 65 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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