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Famous Birthdays on September 10

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 212

  • 1169 Alexios II Komnenos, Byzantine emperor, born in Constantinople (d. 1183)
  • 1487 Julius III [Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte], Counter-Reformation Pope (1550-55), born in Monte San Savino, Tuscany (d. 1555)
  • 1550 Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Spanish Armada commander, born in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz, Spain (d. 1615)
  • 1561 Hernando Arias de Saavedra, Spanish-American colonial governor, born in Asunción (d. 1634)
  • 1585 Ercole Porta, Italian church composer, born in Bologna (d. 1630)
  • 1588 Nicholas Lanier, English composer, born in London (d. 1666)
  • 1624 Thomas Sydenham, English physician and author of Observationes Medicae, born in Wynford Eagle, Dorset (d. 1689)

Person of interestMaria Theresa of Spain

1638 Maria Theresa of Spain, Queen of Louis XIV of France, born in El Escorial, Spain (d. 1683)

Queen of Louis XIV Maria Theresa of Spain
Queen of Louis XIV
Maria Theresa of Spain
  • 1645 Romeyn de Hooghe, Dutch painter and goldsmith, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1708)
  • 1659 Henry Purcell, English organist and composer (Dido & Aeneas), born in St Ann's Lane, Old Pye Street, Westminster (d. 1695)
  • 1714 Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer, born in Aversa, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1774)
  • 1736 Carter Braxton, American farmer and signer (Declaration of Independence), born in King and Queen County, Virginia (d. 1797)
  • 1751 Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Italian violinist and composer, born in Cento, Italy (d. 1827)
  • 1753 John Soane, English architect (Bank of England, Soane Museum), born in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1837)
  • 1758 Hannah Webster Foster, American author (The Coquette; or, The History of Eliza Wharton), born in Salisbury, Massachusetts (d. 1840)
  • 1779 Louis Alexandre Piccinni, Italian-French composer, born in Paris (d. 1850)

  • 1786 Nicolás Bravo, Mexican politician and soldier, born in Chilpancingo, Mexico (d. 1854)
  • 1786 William Mason, American politician, born in Lebanon, Connecticut (d. 1860)
  • 1787 John J. Crittenden, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky), born in Versailles, Kentucky (d. 1863)
  • 1788 Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (discovered flint tools in the gravels of the Somme valley), born in Rethel, Ardennes, France (d. 1868)
  • 1801 Marie Laveau, American Voodoo practitioner, born in French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1881)
  • 1810 Albert G. Blanchard, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1891)
  • 1815 Eleazer Arthur Paine, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Geauga County, Ohio (d. 1882)
  • 1823 Adolf von Doss, German composer, born in Pfarrkirchen, Germany (d. 1886)
  • 1832 Randall L. Gibson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Versailles, Kentucky (d. 1892)
  • 1836 Joseph Wheeler, American Major General (Confederacy/Cavalry/Army of Tennessee), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1906)
  • 1836 Karl Merz, German-American composer (Brainard's Musical World), born in Bernsheim, Germany (d. 1890)
  • 1839 Isaac Kauffman Funk, American publisher (Funk & Wagnalls), born in Clifton, Ohio (d. 1912)
  • 1839 Charles Peirce, American scientist and philosopher, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1914)
  • 1844 Abel Hoadley, Australian confectioner (Violet Crumble), born in East Sussex, England (d. 1918)
  • 1852 Alice Brown Davis, first female Principal Chief of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma (1922-35), born in Park Hill, Indian Territory (d. 1935)
  • 1854 Anton Dreesmann, German-Dutch manufacturer (Vroom & Dreesman), born in Haselünne, Germany (d. 1934)
  • 1857 James Edward Keeler, American astronomer (rings of Saturn), born in La Salle, Illinois (d. 1900)
  • 1861 Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (Trold, der vejrer kristenblod), born in Vejen, Denmark (d. 1941)
  • 1866 Tor Aulin, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1914)
  • 1866 Jeppe Aakjær, Danish poet and novelist (Bondens Søn), born in Fly, Jutland (d. 1930)

  • 1869 Caro Roma [Carrie Northey], American composer and singer, born in California (d. 1937)
  • 1871 Charles Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Great Western Railway (1922-41) (d. 1952)
  • 1872 Josephina "Frieda" Herberich, German actress (Salontiroler, Verdoold Sheep), born (d. 1958)
  • 1872 Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, Indian cricketer and politician (Maharaja of Nawanagar), born in Sadodar, Kathiawar, British India (d. 1933)
  • 1875 Paul Scheinpflug, composer
  • 1877 Georgia B D Camp Johnson, American poet/playwright (Autumn Love Cycle)
  • 1882 Paul Harvey, American actor (Spellbound, Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree), born in Sandwich, Illinois (d. 1955)
  • 1883 Euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer, Dutch author/poster artist
  • 1885 Berthold Altaner, German church historian (Patrologie)
  • 1885 Carl Clinton Van Doren, US literary (9th Wave)
  • 1885 Johannes de Jong, cardinal/archbishop of Utrecht (Handbook)
  • 1886 Hilda Doolittle, American poetess (imagisten)
  • 1887 Giovanni Gronchi, president of Italy
  • 1889 Vilem Petrzelka, composer
  • 1890 Franz Werfel, Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet (Mirror Man, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)

Person of interestElsa Schiaparelli

1890 Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1973)

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli
  • 1892 Arthur H Compton, US physicist (X-rays)
  • 1893 Al "Fuzzy" St John, American actor (Lash of the West), born in Santa Ana, California (d. 1963)
  • 1893 Maria de Jesus, Portuguese supercentenarian
  • 1895 Kavi Samrat Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Telugu writer (d. 1976).
  • 1896 Ye Ting, Chinese military leader (d. 1946)
  • 1896 Adele Astaire [Lady Charles Cavendish], American dancer and entertainer, sister of Fred Astaire (Last Man on Earth, Millie), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1981)
  • 1896 Robert Taschereau, Canadian judge and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1897 Nancy Keene Lancaster, designer/Collector
  • 1897 Georges Bataille, French writer (d. 1962)
  • 1897 Hilde Hildebrand [Emma Minna Hildebrand], German actress (Port of Freedom), born in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1898 Bessie Love, American actress (Broadway Melody, Children of Damned), born in Midland, Texas (d. 1986)
  • 1898 Waldo Semon, American inventor (d. 1999)
  • 1902 Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Wegwerkers)
  • 1904 Max Shachtman, American politician (d. 1972)
  • 1906 Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Hooglied)
  • 1907 Alva R. Fitch, American army officer (d. 1989)
  • 1908 Raymond Harry Warnow Scott, American composer ('The Toy Trumpet'), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1908 Waldo Wedel, American Archaeologist (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Brother William Oliver Antoninus Everson, poet
  • 1912 Mary Walter, Filipino actress (Shake, Rattle and Roll, Tatlo, Dalawa, Isa), born in Sorsogon, Philippine Islands (d. 1993)
  • 1913 Zeph[ania L] Mothopeng, pres South Afr Pan-African Congress (1986- )
  • 1914 Robert Wise, director (Day the Earth Stood Still, West Side Story)

Person of interestTerence O'Neill

1914 Terence O'Neill, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (Ulster Unionist Party: 1963-69), born in London, England (d. 1990)

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill
Northern Ireland Prime Minister
Terence O'Neill
  • 1915 Redmond "Edmond" O'Brien, American actor (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Sam Benedict, Johnny Midnight), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1916 Niall MacDermott, lawyer/politician
  • 1917 Franfo Fortini [Franco Lattes], Italian poet, born in Florence (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Miguel Serrano, Chilean author and diplomat
  • 1918 Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (d. 1932)
  • 1919 John Noorda, resistance fighter
  • 1919 Lex van Delden, Dutch composer/writer
  • 1920 Egbert van Paridon, Dutch actor and director (Flodder, The Assault), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1920 Fabio Taglioni, Italian motorcycle engineer (d. 2001)
  • 1921 Cornelis A H Wagtho, student/resistance fighter
  • 1924 Boyd K. Packer, LDS church apostle, born in Brigham City, Utah (d. 2015)
  • 1924 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball 1st baseman (4-time MLB All Star), born in Argo, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • 1925 Roy James Brown, American boxer and soul singer (Good Rockin' Tonight), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1981)
  • 1926 Beryl Cook, British painter
  • 1927 Gwendoline "Gwen" Watford, British actress (Present Laughter, Cleopatra, Taste the Blood of Dracula), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • 1928 Leo P[atrick] Kelley, American sci-fi author (Dead Moon, Vacation in Space)

  • 1928 Jean Vanier, Canadian disabilities advocate
  • 1928 Walter Martin, American Christian apologist (d. 1989)
  • 1929 Akio Yashiro, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 1976)

Person of interestArnold Palmer

1929 Arnold Palmer, American golfer (7 major titles; US Masters 1958, 60, 62, 64), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

  • 1929 Pentti Siimes, [Pentti Kalevi Siimes], Helsinki Finland
  • 1930 Kenneth Kweku Sinaman Dadzie, diplomat
  • 1931 Philip Baker Hall, American actor (Secret Honor, Hard Eight, Magnolia), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1932 Bo Goldman, American screenwriter
  • 1933 David Rowland, English real estate developer/broker/multi-millionaire
  • 1933 Yevgeny Vassilyevich Khrunov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5)
  • 1933 Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer (Fendi, Chanel), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 2019) birth date disputed
  • 1934 Charles Kuralt, newscaster (On the Road), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1934 James L Oberstar, American politician (Rep-D-Minnesota, 1975-2011), born in Chisholm, Minnesota, (d. 2014)
  • 1934 Larry Sitsky, composer

Person of interestRoger Maris

1934 Roger Maris, American baseball right fielder (7-time MLB All Star, 61 HRs 1961), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 1985)

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1934 Vassil Kazandjiev, Bulgarian composer, born in Rousse
  • 1935 John Palmer, Kingsport Tenn, news anchor (NBC Weekend News)
  • 1935 Paul van Vliet, Dutch cabaret performer
  • 1935 Mary Oliver, American poet
  • 1937 Alun Pask, Welsh rugby union flanker (26 caps; British Lions 8 caps; Abertillery), born in Blackwood, Monmouthshire (d. 1995)
  • 1937 Paul Martin Palombo, composer
  • 1937 Jared Diamond, American biologist and author
  • 1939 Artie Tripp, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
  • 1939 Greg Mullavey, actor (Tom-Mary Hartman, Rituals), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1939 Topham Brinton, English carpet magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1939 Cynthia Lennon [nee Powell], wife of Beatle John Lennon, born in Blackpool, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • 1939 Mother Flawless Sabrina [Jack Doroshow], American LGBT activist, drag queen and pioneer for transgender people and drag queens, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1940 Roy Ayers, LA, disco jazz artist (Fever, You Send Me)
  • 1940 Yevgeni Nikolayevich Khludeyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1941 Pyotr I Klimuk, Polish cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30)

Person of interestStephen Jay Gould

1941 Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist and popular science writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)

Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Stephen Jay Gould
Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist
Stephen Jay Gould
  • 1941 Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese inventor and video game designer (d. 1997)
  • 1942 Danny Hutton, Irish rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
  • 1943 Garrett List, composer
  • 1943 "Superstar" Billy Graham [Eldridge Coleman], American professional wrestler, WWF Heavyweight Champion (1977-8), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1943 Daniel Truhitte, American actor
  • 1943 Neale Donald Walsch, American author
  • 1944 Thomas Allen, British opera singer
  • 1945 Jose Feliciano, Lares, Puerto Rican singer/songwriter (Light my Fire)
  • 1945 Rein van den Broek, Dutch trumpeteer (Ekseption)
  • 1945 Richard M Mullane, Tx, USAF/astro (STS 41-D, STS-27, STS-36)
  • 1945 Tom Ligon, actor (Joyride), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1946 James R Hines, American athlete, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Dumas, Arkansas
  • 1946 Michèle Alliot-Marie, French politician

Person of interestLarry Nelson

1947 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
  • 1948 Bob Lanier, NBA center (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1948 Judy Geeson, Arundei actress (To Sir With Love, Berserk), born in Sussex, England
  • 1948 Margaret Trudeau, former Canadian 1st lady, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1948 Tony Gatlif, Algerian-born director
  • 1948 Bob Lanier, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (8-time NBA All-Star), born in Buffalo, NY
  • 1948 Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese writer
  • 1948 Charlie Waters, American football player
  • 1949 Barriemore Barlow, rocker (Jethro Tull)
  • 1949 Don Muraco, professional wrestler
  • 1949 Bill O'Reilly, American TV host and commentator (The O'Reilly Factor), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Don Powell, England, rock drummer (Slade)
  • 1950 Joe Perry, Lawrence, Massachusetts, American rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Walk this Way)
  • 1951 Albert R Wynn, (Rep-D-Maryland)
  • 1951 Peter Tolson, English rocker (Pretty Things), born in Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire (d. 2016)
  • 1952 Gerry Conway, Marvel comics writer (Punisher)

  • 1952 Vic Toews, Canadian politician
  • 1953 Amy Irving, American actress (Yentl, Carrie, Crossing Delancy), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1954 Martha Nause, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1994), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • 1955 Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen, Finnish cross country skier (3 Olympic gold 1984), born in Simpele, Finland
  • 1955 Charlotte Lewis, basketball player (Olympic silver 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955 Giannina Facio Franco, Mrs Phillipe Junot, born in San José, Costa Rica
  • 1955 Pat Mastelotto, rock drummer (Mr Mister, King Crimson)
  • 1956 Johnny Fingers, rocker (Boomtown Rats)
  • 1956 Johnny Hickman, American musician
  • 1957 Brian Fitzpatrick, actor (Rick Alden in Loving), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1957 Kate Burton, actress (Ice Storm, August), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1957 Siobhan Fahey, rocker (Bananarama-Venus, Shakespear's Sister), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1957 Carol Decker, UK singer (T'Pau-Heart & Soul)
  • 1958 Chris Columbus, writer/director (Mrs Doubtfire, Nine Months)
  • 1959 Peter Nelson, American actor

Person of interestColin Firth

1960 Colin Firth, English actor (Bridget Jones' Diary, The King's Speech), born in Grayshott Hampshire

  • 1960 Miranda Wilson, Nebraska, actress (Sandra-Santa Barbara)
  • 1960 Alison Bechdel, American cartoonist
  • 1960 David Lowery, American musician
  • 1963 David Titlow, rocker (Blue Mercedes-Rich & Famous)
  • 1963 Susan Gautier-Smith, British TV producer (d. 1996)
  • 1963 Bill Stevenson, American music producer and musician
  • 1964 Karl Wilson, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1964 Tim Harris, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1964 John E. Sununu, American politician

Person of interestJack Ma

1964 Jack Ma, Chinese entrepreneur and founder of Alibaba Group, born in Hangzhou, China

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma
  • 1965 Allison Daughtry, actress (Guilding Light)
  • 1965 Brian Washington, NFL safety (KC Chiefs)
  • 1966 Joe Nieuwendyk, NHL forward (Dallas Stars, Team Canada 1998)
  • 1966 Kimble Anders, NFL fullback (KC Chiefs)

  • 1966 Ted Popson, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
  • 1968 Yvo Joordens, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1968 Big Daddy Kane, American rapper
  • 1968 Guy Ritchie, British film director (Sherlock Holmes), born in Hartfield, England
  • 1969 Bob Spitulski, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1969 Matt Geiger, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1969 Jonathon Schaech, American actor
  • 1970 Julie Halard, Versailles France, tennis star (1995 Prague)
  • 1970 Robert Green, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
  • 1970 Paula Kelley, musician
  • 1971 Brandon Harrison, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972 James Duval, American actor
  • 1972 Anurag Kashyap, Indian film director, writer, producer and actor (Gangs of Wasseypur, Satya, Black Friday), born in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • 1973 Ghada Shouaa, Syria, heptatlete (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1973 Ferdinand Coly, Senegalese footballer
  • 1974 Ben Wallace, NBA forward (Wash Wizards)
  • 1974 Ryan Phillippe, American actor
  • 1975 Temple Taggart, Miss USA-Utah (Top 6 in 1997) and Donald Trump accuser, born in Cedar City, Utah
  • 1975 Jonathan Hoenig, American investment advisor