On This Day

Famous Birthdays on September 1

  • 1286 Elisabeth Richeza of Poland, Queen of Poland (d. 1335)
  • 1453 Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general (d. 1515)
  • 1529 Taddeo Zuccari, Italian painter
  • 1549 Charles Philip of Croij, marquis of Havre/earl of Fontenoy, etc
  • 1566 Edward Alleyn, English actor and founder of Dulwich College, born in London, England (d. 1626)
  • 1588 Henry II, Prince of Condé, French nobleman (d. 1646)
  • 1608 Giacomo Torelli, Italian stage designer and engineer, born in Fano, Italy
  • 1651 Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, Tsaritsa of Russia (d. 1694)

Johann Pachelbel

1653 Johann Pachelbel, German composer and organist (Canon in D), born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1706)

  • 1689 Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, Bavarian master builder (Prague)
  • 1711 Willem IV KH Friso, Dutch prince of Orange-Nassau
  • 1712 Simon Fokke, Dutch book illustrator
  • 1724 John Nieuwenhuijzen, theologist/co-founder (Society of It General)
  • 1732 Johann Gottlieb Sollner, German composer, and theolgian born Zwickau, Saxony, Germany (d. 1798)
  • 1732 Thomas Erskine 6th Earl of Kellie, Scottish composer and musician, born in Kellie Castle, Scotland (d. 1781)
  • 1751 Emmanuel Schikaneder, German performing arts impresario, dramatist, actor, singer, and librettist (Mozart's "Magic Flute"), born in in Straubing, Bavaria (d. 1812)
  • 1758 Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch Staatscourant
  • 1768 Carl Bernhard Wessely, composer
  • 1787 John Bake, classical composer
  • 1789 Franz Anton Adam Stockhausen, composer
  • 1791 Lydia Sigourney, American religious author (How to Be Happy)

James Gordon Bennett

1795 James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), born in Keith, Scotland (d. 1872)

  • 1798 Richard Delafield, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1873)
  • 1803 Jacobus T Abels, Dutch painter

Mark Hopkins

1813 Mark Hopkins, American business tycoon and railroad executive (Central Pacific Railroad), born in Henderson, New York (d. 1878)

  • 1816 Gustav Schmidt, composer
  • 1824 Isaac Hardin Duval, American businessman and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Wellsburg, West Virginia (d. 1902)
  • 1827 Jacobus J Cremer, painter/author (Overbetuwsche Novellen)
  • 1829 James Conner, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
  • 1845 Paul S Methuen, English fieldmarshal/governor of Natal/Malta
  • 1848 Auguste-Henri Forel, Swiss entomologist (d. 1931)
  • 1849 Elizabeth Harrison, American educator (National Congress of Parents & Teachers)
  • 1854 Engelbert Humperdinck, German opera composer (Hänsel und Gretel), born in Siegburg, Westphalia (d. 1921)
  • 1855 Innokenty Annensky, Omsk, Russian Empire, poet, critic and interpreter (poètes maudits)
  • 1856 Sergei Winogradsky, Russian scientist (d. 1953)
  • 1862 Adolphe Appia, Swiss set designer/theorist
  • 1862 Alphons Diepenbrock, Dutch composer [or Sept 2]
  • 1864 Roger David Casement, Irish diplomat, nationalist (Easter uprising 1916), and poet, born in Sandycove, Dublin, Ireland (d. 1916)
  • 1866 James J. Corbett, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1892-97), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1933)
  • 1868 Henri Bourassa, French Canadian politician and publisher (d. 1952)
  • 1870 Timotei Popovici, composer
  • 1871 J. Reuben Clark, Jr., American Undersecretary of State (d. 1961)
  • 1873 Guy Standing, English actor (Cradle Song), born in London, England (d. 1937)
  • 1874 Heinrich Otto Ludwig, composer
  • 1874 Ismar Elbogen, German/US rabbi (Encyclopedia Judaica)
  • 1875 Edgar Rice Burroughs, American author (Tarzan of the Apes, Mars Saga), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1950)
  • 1876 Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (d. 1961)
  • 1877 Francis William Aston, Nobel laureate (d. 1945)
  • 1878 Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1942)
  • 1883 Didier Pitre, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Valleyfield, Quebec (d. 1934)
  • 1884 Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and film director (Ebberöds bank, Med folket för fosterlandet), born in Tierp, Uppsala län, Sweden (d. 1947)
  • 1886 Othmar Schoeck, composer

Tarsila do Amaral

1886 Tarsila do Amaral, Brazilian modernist artist, born in Capivari, Brazil (d. 1973)

  • 1887 Blaise Cendrars [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Swiss poet/writer
  • 1887 Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar
  • 1888 Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician (d. 1958)
  • 1892 Leverett Saltonstall, 55th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • 1893 Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japanese-American painter, etcher and lithographer, born in Okayama, Japan (d. 1953)
  • 1895 Edit Angold, German actress (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1971)
  • 1895 Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, Indian musician (d. 1974)
  • 1896 A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian guru, founder of International Society for Krishna Consciousness, born in Calcutta, British India (d. 1977)
  • 1897 Andy Kennedy, Irish soccer defender (2 caps, Arsenal), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1963)
  • 1898 Marilyn Miller [Renolds], American actress (Sunny) and wife of Jack Pickford, born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1936)
  • 1899 Richard Arlen, American actor (Apache Uprising, Wings), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1976)
  • 1900 Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht)
  • 1900 Kazimierz Wilkomirski, composer
  • 1900 Don Wilson, American radio and TV announcer (Jack Benny Show), born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1982)
  • 1904 Johnny Mack Brown, American actor (Lawman is Born, Back Trail), born in Dothan, Alabama (d. 1974)
  • 1904 Ray Flaherty, American Pro Football Hall of Fame end, coach (3 x NFL Championships; Washington Redskins 1937, 42 coach), born in Lamont, Washington (d. 1994)
  • 1905 Gervase Hughes, English composer and conductor, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1984)
  • 1905 Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (d. 2000)
  • 1906 Franz Biebl, German composer (d. 2001)
  • 1907 Joaquin Balaguer, president Dominican Republic
  • 1907 Walter P. Reuther, American labor leader and President of the UAW & CIO, born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1970)
  • 1908 Jean Crepin, soldier/industrialist
  • 1908 Amir Elahi, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (1 Test India, 5 Tests Pakistan), Lahore, Punjab (d. 1980)
  • 1909 E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (d. 1957)
  • 1911 Komei Abe, Japanese composer, born in Hiroshima (d. 2006)
  • 1911 Marinus Ruppert, Dutch chairman (CNV)/trade union leader
  • 1913 Christian Nyby, American director (Big Sleep, Thing), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Sydney Dawson Bailey, pacifist/campaigner
  • 1920 Hubert Lampo, Flemish writer/essayist (Coming of Joachim Stiller)
  • 1920 Richard Farnsworth, American actor (Misery, Havana, Sylvester), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • 1921 Matt Higgins Doran, American composer, born in Covington, Kentucky
  • 1921 Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer (Mandarins on Sulfuric Acid)
  • 1922 Melvin Laird, politician (Rep-R-Mich), US Secretary of Defense (1969-73), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Il Mattatore [Vittorio Gassman], Italian actor, director and screenwriter (Scent of a Woman, War & Peace), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Yvonne De Carlo [Middleton], Canadian-American actress (10 Commandments; The Munsters-Lily), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2007)

Rocky Marciano

1923 Rocky Marciano, American boxer (undefeated world heavyweight champion 1952-56), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 1969)

  • 1923 Theo Joekes, Dutch journalist, writer, and politician (VVD)
  • 1925 Art Pepper, American alto saxophonist and clarinetist, born in Gardena, California (d. 1982)
  • 1925 Ruth S. White, American electronic music composer (Flowers Of Evil), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Abdur Rahman Biswas, President of Bangladesh, 1991-96, born in Shaistabad, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Pat O'Sullivan, American golfer (Titleholders Championship 1951), born in Orange, Connecticut (d. 2019)
  • 1927 Tommy Evans, American doo-wop, and R&B singer (Drifters, 1956-62 - "Save The Last Dance For Me"), born in Wayne County, Michigan (d. 1984)
  • 1928 George Maharis, American actor (Buz-Route 66, Most Deadly Game), born in Astoria, Queens, New York
  • 1928 Clifford Lincoln, Canadian politician
  • 1928 Arn Shein, American sports writer (editor The Daily Item 1949-74), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Charles Correa, Indian architect (McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT), born in Secunderabad (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Pete Brewster, American football end and coach (NFL Pro Bowl 1955, 56; Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Portland, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • 1931 Boxcar Willie [Travis Martin], American soldier (USAF) and singer ("King of the Road"), born in Ellis County, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1931 Matthew J Rinaldo, (Rep-R-NJ, 1973- )
  • 1931 Cecil Parkinson, British politician (C), born in Carnforth, North Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Conway Twitty [Harold Jenkins], American country and rockabilly singer-songwriter ("Linda On My Mind"; "There's a Honky Tonk Angel (Who'll Take Me Back In)"), born in Friars Point, Mississippi (d. 1993)
  • 1933 Ann W. Richards, Lakeview Texas, American politician
  • 1933 Marshall Lytle, American Hall of Fame rock bassist (Comets), born in Old Fort, North Carolina (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Terepai Maoate, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands (1999-2002), (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Seiji Ozawa, Japanese conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1973-2002), born in Mukden, Manchuria
  • 1937 Al Geiberger, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1966; first sub-60 PGA Tour round 1977; Players Tour C'ship 1975), born in Red Bluff, California
  • 1937 Ron O'Neal, actor (Superfly), born in Utica, New York
  • 1938 Alan Dershowitz, American attorney (Claus Von Bulow, O.J. Simpson), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Heinrich Messner, Austrian downhill skier (winner first ever World Cup slalom; Olympic bronze 1968, 72), born in Obernberg am Brenner, Austria
  • 1939 Lily Tomlin, American Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning comedienne, actress, and writer ( Laugh-In; 9 to 5; The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; All Of Me), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1941 John Van Hamersveld, American graphic artist of album covers, movie and concert posters, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1942 C[arolyn] J[anice] Cherryh, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Faded Sun Trilogy)
  • 1943 Don Stroud, American actor (Coogan's Bluff, Buddy Holly Story), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1944 Archie Bell, American soul-pop singer (Archie Bell & the Drells - "Tighten Up"), born in Henderson, Texas
  • 1944 Leonard Slatkin, American conductor (St. Louis Symphony, 1979-96; Detroit Symphony, 2008-19), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Mustafa Balel, Turkish writer
  • 1945 Agustín Balbuena, Argentine soccer striker (8 caps; Copa Libertadores 1972, 73, 74, 75; Copa Intercontinental 1973; Club Atlético Independiente), born in Santa Fe, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • 1945 Peter Hewson, British pop singer (Chicory Tip - "Son Of My Father"), born in Gillingham, Kent, England

Barry Gibb

1946 Barry Gibb, English singer-songwriter (The Bee Gees), born in Douglas, Isle of Man

  • 1946 Greg Errico, American drummer (Sly & Family Stone, 1966-71 - "Dance To The Music"; "Everyday People"; Jerry Garcia Band, 1974-84), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1946 Roh Moo-Hyun, President of South Korea
  • 1947 Al Green, American politician
  • 1948 Józef Życiński, Polish archbishop and philosopher
  • 1948 James Rebhorn, PA, actor (White Collar, Homeland), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1949 P.A. Sangma, Indian politician
  • 1950 Phillip Fulmer, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Tennessee 152-52) and broadcaster (CBS), born in Winchester, Tennessee

Phil McGraw

1950 Phil McGraw, American psychologist, author and TV personality (Dr. Phil, The Oprah Winfrey Show), born in Vinita, Oklahoma

  • 1951 Timothy Zahn, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Cobra Strike)
  • 1951 David Bairstow, English cricket wicket keeper, broadcaster (4 Tests, 13 dismissals; father of England Test 'keeper Jonny; Yorkshire CCC), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1998)
  • 1952 Graham Maby, British session and touring bassist (Joe Jackson; They Might Be Giants; Natalie Merchant; Marshall Crenshaw), born in Gosport, Hampshire, England
  • 1953 Chuck Orton, US sysop, (Emerald BBS, Oregon)
  • 1953 Beau Billingslea, American voice actor
  • 1953 Ted Petty, American professional wrestler (d. 2002)
  • 1954 Gábor Ormai, Hungarian violist (Takács Quartet, 1975-95), and pedagogue, born in Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1954 Riccardo "Ric" Formosa, Italian-Australian guitarist (Little River Band, 1975-76), session musician, arranger and classical composer, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1955 Bruce Foxton, British rock bassist and songwriter (The Jam - "Going Underground"), born in Woking, Surrey, England
  • 1955 Billy Blanks, American martial artist
  • 1955 Gerhard Strack, German soccer defender (10 caps; 1. FC Köln, FC Basel, Fortuna Düsseldorf), born in Kerpen, Germany (d. 2020)

Gloria Estefan

1957 Gloria Estefan [Fajardo], Cuban-American singer (Miami Sound Machine - "Conga"), born in Havana, Cuba

  • 1957 Duško Ivanović, Montenegrin basketball coach (Barcelona, Panathinaikos), born in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro
  • 1958 Armi Aavikko, Finnish beauty queen (Miss Finland, 1977), and pop singer, born in Helsinki, Finland) (d. 2002)
  • 1959 Kenny Mayne, American sports journalist, broadcaster (ESPN), born in Kent, Washington
  • 1960 (Richard) "Cass" Lewis, British bassist, songwriter, and producer (Skunk Anansie - "Hedonism"), born in London, England
  • 1960 Eric Adams, American police officer, and politician (Mayor of New York), born in New York City
  • 1961 Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow, WWF wrestler (Wrestlemania XI), born in Secaucus, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1962 Robert L Haller, coon Dog Trainer
  • 1962 Ruud Gullit, Dutch soccer midfielder (66 caps; Ballon d'Or 1987; Feyenoord, PSV, AC Milan, Chelsea), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1962 Tony Cascarino, Irish soccer striker, broadcaster (88 caps Rep of Ireland; Millwall, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Marseille, Nancy), born in St Paul's Cray, Kent, England
  • 1963 Carola Smit, Dutch singer (BZN - "Bad Bad Woman")
  • 1963 Stephen Kernahan, Australian rules footballer
  • 1964 Brian Bellows, Canadian ice hockey left wing (1,188 NHL games; NHL All Star 1984, 88, 92; Minnesota North Stars, Montreal Canadiens), born in St. Catharines, Ontario
  • 1964 Cécilia Rhode, Swedish model
  • 1964 Ray D'Arcy, Irish DJ and TV presenter
  • 1965 Hardy Nickerson, American football linebacker (Pro Bowl 1993, 96–99; All-Pro 1993, 96-97, 99; Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Compton, California
  • 1966 Katja Bienert, actress (Praxis Bulowbogen), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1966 Tim Hardaway, American basketball guard (NBA All-Star 1991–93, 97, 98; All-NBA First Team 1997; Olympic gold 2000; Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967 David Whissell, Quebec politician
  • 1968 Mohammed Atta, Egyptian terrorist (d. 2001)
  • 1969 Henning Berg, Norwegian soccer defender (100 caps; Blackburn Rovers, Manchester United) and manager (Lillestrøm, Blackburn Rovers, Legia Warsaw), born in Eidsvoll, Norway
  • 1970 Barbara Paulus, Austrian tennis player (world #10 1996; 6 x WTA titles), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1970 Hwang Jung-min, South Korean actor
  • 1970 Padma Lakshmi, Indian actress
  • 1970 Vanna, Croatian singer
  • 1971 Hakan Şükür, Turkish soccer striker (112 caps; Galatasaray), born in Sapanca, Turkey
  • 1971 Ricardo Antonio Chavira, American actor
  • 1971 Yoshitaka Hirota, Japanese composer
  • 1971 Lââm [Lamiah], French singer, born in Paris
  • 1972 Josh Davis, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100/200m freestyle relay/4x100m medley relay 1996), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1972 Doug Williams, British professional wrestler
  • 1973 Gillian Boxx, American softball catcher (Olympic gold 1996; 4 x All-American), born in Fontana, California
  • 1973 Ram Kapoor, Indian actor (Kasamh Se), born in Jalandhar, India
  • 1973 J. D. Fortune [Jason Bennison], Canadian rock singer (INXS, 2005-11) born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1973 Zach Thomas, American football middle linebacker (7 × Pro Bowl 1999–2003, 05, 06; 5 × First-team All-Pro 1998, 99, 2002, 03, 06; Miami Dolphins), born in Pampa, Texas
  • 1973 Polly Shannon, Canadian actress
  • 1974 Jason Taylor, American Pro Football HOF linebacker (NFL Defensive Player of the Year 2006; 6 × Pro Bowl 2000, 02, 04–07; All-Pro 2000, 02, 06; Miami Dolphins), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1974 Jhonen Vasquez, American comic book artist
  • 1975 Scott Speedman, English-born actor
  • 1975 Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Puerto Rican guitarist
  • 1975 Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Australian actress (Neighbours), and rock singer (Rough Tarders - "Voodoo Child"), born in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1976 Sebastián Rozental, Chilean soccer forward (27 caps; Universidad Católica, Rangers, Grasshopper Club Zürich, Unión Española), born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1976 Marcos Ambrose, Australian auto racer (Australian V8 Supercar Series' C'ship 2003, 04; first Australian driver to win in NASCAR Cup Series [2 wins, 46 top-10s, 3 poles), born in Launceston, Australia
  • 1976 Érik Morales, Mexican boxer (WBC super bantamweight title 1997-2000, WBC featherweight 2001-03, unified WBC/IBF super featherweight 2004, WBC super lightweight 2011-12), born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • 1976 Clare Connor, England cricket all-rounder (16 Tests; hat-trick v India 1999) and administrator (Managing Director Women's Cricket for England and Wales Cricket Board), born in Brighton, England
  • 1977 Aaron Schobel, American football defensive end (Pro Bowl 2006, 07; Buffalo Bills), born in Harris County, Texas
  • 1977 Shoshana Bean, American stage actress
  • 1977 Aamir Ali, Indian television actor
  • 1977 David Albelda, Spanish soccer midfielder (51 caps; Valencia CF 351 games), born in La Pobla Llarga, Spain
  • 1977 Kathleen de León (Jones), Filipina-Australian actress, dancer, and singer (Hi-5, 1998-2006), born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1978 Max Vieri, Australian soccer forward (6 caps; Verona, Napoli), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1978 Lucie Blackman, English murder victim (d. 2000)
  • 1980 Sammy Adjei, Ghanaian soccer goalkeeper (38 caps; FC Ironi Ashdod), born in Accra, Ghana
  • 1981 Clinton Portis, American football running back (Pro Bowl 2003, 08; Denver Broncos, Washington Redskins), born in Laurel, Mississippi
  • 1982 Paul Dumbrell, Australian auto racer (V8 Supercar Series 2002, 14; Bathurst 1000 2012), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1982 Jeffrey Buttle, Canadian figure skater (World C'ship gold men's singles 2008; Olympic bronze 2006), born in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario
  • 1983 José Antonio Reyes, Spanish soccer left wing (Spain 21 caps; Sevilla, Atlético Madrid, Arsenal), born in Utrera, Spain (d. 2019)
  • 1984 Joseph Trohman, American guitarist (Fall Out Boy - "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race"), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • 1985 Eli-Mac [Camile Velasco], Filipino-American pop singer (American Idol), born in Makati, Philippines