Famous Birthdays on September 11

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 222

  • 1182 Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun, born in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan (d. 1204)
  • 1458 Bernardo Accolti [Unico Aretino], Italian writer (Virginia), born in Arezzo, Italy (d. 1535)
  • 1476 Louise of Savoy, French mother of King Francois I, born in Pont-d'Ain, France (d. 1531)
  • 1522 Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist and naturalist, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1605)
  • 1523 Pierre de Ronsard, French poet, born in Couture-sur-Loir, Vendômois (d. 1585)
  • 1525 Johan Georg, Elector of Brandenburg (1571-91), born in Cölln, Germany (d. 1598)
  • 1584 Thomas Erpenius [van Erpe], Dutch orientalist and Arabist (grammar), born in Gorinchem, Netherlands (d. 1624)
  • 1611 Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, Marshal of France, born in Château de Sedan, Sedan, France (d. 1675)
  • 1614 Philipp Buchner, German composer, born in Wertheim am Main, Germany (d. 1669)
  • 1681 Johann Gottlieb Heineccius, German jurist, born in Eisenberg, Germany (d. 1741)
  • 1700 James Thomson, Scottish poet (Rule Britannia), born in Ednam, Scotland (d. 1748)
  • 1723 Johann Bernhard Basedow, German educational reformer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1790)
  • 1741 Johann Jakob Engel, German author (Herr Lorenz Stark), born in Parchim, Germany (d. 1802)
  • 1753 Friedrich August Baumbach, German composer, born in Gotha, Germany (d. 1813)
  • 1762 Joanna Baillie, Scottish poet and playwright, born in Bothwell, Scotland (d. 1851)
  • 1764 Valentino Fioravanti, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1837)

  • 1771 Mungo Park, Scottish explorer (first westerner to travel the central Niger River in Africa), born in Selkirkshire, Scotland (d. 1806)
  • 1786 Friedrich Kuhlau, German-Danish opera composer, born in Lüneburg, Germany (d. 1832)
  • 1798 Franz E. Neumann, German mineralogist, mathematician and physicist, born in Joachimsthal, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1895)
  • 1800 Daniel S. Dickinson, New York senator, born in Goshen, Connecticut (d. 1866)
  • 1804 Aleksandr Polezhayev, Russian poet (Sasjka), born in Penza Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1638) [NS]
  • 1806 Joshua Blackwood Howell, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Woodbury, New Jersey (d. 1864)
  • 1807 Ignaz Lachner, German composer, born in Rain, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1895)
  • 1813 Conrad Feger Jackson, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Alsace Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1862)
  • 1816 Carl Zeiss, German scientific instrument and lens maker (Carl Zeiss AG), born in Weimar, German Confederation (d. 1888)
  • 1821 Erastus Flaval Beadle, American publisher (Beadle's Dime Novels), born in Oswego County, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1825 Eduard Hanslick, German music critic, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1904)
  • 1835 William Wirt Allen, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1836 Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (The Hasheesh Eater), born in NYC, New York (d. 1870)
  • 1838 John Ireland, Irish-American archbishop of St Paul (1888-1918), born in Burnchurch, Ireland (d. 1918)
  • 1844 George Martin, English composer and organist, born in Lambourn, Berkshire (d. 1916)
  • 1859 Vjenceslav Novak, Croatian Realist writer (Pavao Šegota), born in Senj, Croatia (d. 1905)
  • 1860 James Allan, New Zealand rugby union player All Black, born in Taieri, Otago, New Zealand (d. 1934)
  • 1861 Juhani Aho, Finnish journalist and writer (Panu, Tuomio), born in Lapinlahti, Finland (d. 1921)
  • 1862 O. Henry [William Sydney Porter], American short story writer (Cabbages and Kings), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1910)
  • 1862 Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, British army officer, born in Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1935)
  • 1862 Hawley Harvey Crippen [Dr Crippen], American homeopath and first killer to be caught with the aid of wireless telegraphy, born in Coldwater, Michigan (d. 1910)
  • 1865 Rainis [Jānis Pliekšāns], Latvian poet and playwright, born in Dunava parish, Russian Empire (d. 1929)
  • 1865 Alfred Hollins, British composer, born in Hull, Yorkshire (d. 1942)
  • 1874 Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, German composer, born in Landau, Germany (d. 1953)
  • 1876 Alfonso Broqua, Uruguayan composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1946)

  • 1877 Felix Dzerzhinsky [Iron Felix, Bloody Felix], Ivyanets, Lithuania, Soviet statesman, established and developed Soviet secret police (Cheka, forerunner to the KGB)
  • 1877 James Hopwood Jeans, English physicist, mathematician and astronomer (The Mysterious Universe), born in Southport, Lancashire (d. 1946)
  • 1881 Asta Nielsen, Danish actress (Joyless Street), born in Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1972)
  • 1883 Grigory Zinoviev [Hirsch Apfelbaum], Russian revolutionary, born in Yelizavetgrad, Russian Empire (d. 1936)

Person of interestD. H. Lawrence

1885 D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire (d. 1930)

  • 1885 Herbert Stothart, American composer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1949)
  • 1890 Marius Ulfrstad, Norwegian composer, born in Ellingsøya (d. 1968)
  • 1891 Noel Gallon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • 1891 William Thomas Walsh, American author (Isabella of Spain), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1949)
  • 1892 Pinto Colvig, American animation voice actor (Goofy, Pluto), born in Jacksonville, Oregon (d. 1967)
  • 1892 Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1926 champion), born in Wontergem, East Flanders, Belgium (d. 1980)
  • 1893 W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver, born in Barton, England (d. 1974)
  • 1895 Harry Tobias, American songwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1899 Nelly "Nell" Knoop, Dutch actress (Jenny, Driestuivers Opera), born in Batavia, Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1971)
  • 1899 Jimmie Davis, American singer and songwriter (You Are My Sunshine), born in Quitman, Louisiana (d. 2000)
  • 1900 D. W. Brooks, American farmer and businessman, born in Royston, Georgia (d. 1999)
  • 1902 Alice Tully, American singer and patroness (Carnegie Hall), born in Corning, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1903 Theodor W. Adorno, German philosopher and sociologist, born in Frankfurt (d. 1969)
  • 1906 Roye England, creator and founder President of the Pendon Museum of Miniature Landscape and Transport, born in Perth, Australia (d. 1995)
  • 1908 Everhardus Jacobus van Romondt, Dutch Antillean minister, born in Willemstad, Curaçao (d. 1960)
  • 1909 Anne Seymour, American actress (Gemini Affair, Empire, Tim Conway Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1909 William Natcher, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky 1953-94), born in Bowling Green, Kentucky (d. 1994)
  • 1911 Bola de Nieve [Ignacio Jacinto Villa Fernández], Cuban pianist, singer and songwriter, born in Guanabacoa, La Habana, Cuba (d. 1971)
  • 1913 Paul "Bear" Bryant, American college football coach (Alabama), born in Moro Bottom, Arkansas (d. 1983)
  • 1915 Athena Lorde, American actress (Fuzz, Skin Game, Firecreek), born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1915 Jack Fascinato, American pianist and orchestra leader (Kukla Fran & Ollie), born in Bevier, Missouri (d. 1994)

Person of interestEd Sabol

1916 Ed Sabol, American filmmaker (NFL Films), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2015)

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Ed Sabol
  • 1917 Herbert Lom, Czech-born British actor (Pink Panther, Dorian Gray), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 2012)

Person of interestFerdinand Marcos

1917 Ferdinand Marcos, President of the Philippines (1965-86), born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines (d. 1989)

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • 1917 Henderson Forsythe, American actor (As the World Turns, Crisis at Central High), born in Macon, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1917 Jessica "Decca" Mitford, English author (American Way of Death), activist and one of the Mitford sisters, born in Gloucestershire (d. 1996)
  • 1917 Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner, born in Paris (d. 2001)
  • 1918 Donald Blakeslee, American aviator who led 4th Fighter Group during World War II, born in Fairport Harbor, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1921 Edwin Richfield, British actor (Interpol Calling, The Avengers), born in London England (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Charles Evers, American civil rights leader (Amazing Grace), born in Decatur, Mississippi
  • 1923 Alan Badel, British actor (Shogun, Salome, Bill Brand), born in Manchester, England (d. 1982)
  • 1923 Betsy Drake, French-born American actress and writer (Every Girl Should be Married), born in Paris, France (d. 2015)
  • 1924 Daniel Akaka, American educator and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2018)

Person of interestTom Landry

1924 Tom Landry, American NFL player (NY Giants) and coach (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mission, Texas (d. 2000)

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry
  • 1924 Rudolf Vrba, Slovak-Jewish biochemist and Holocaust survivor, born in Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Ashley Heenan, New Zealand composer, born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • 1925 Harry Somers, Canadian composer, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 1999)
  • 1926 Alfred Slote, American children's books author (Love & Tennis, Omega Station), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926 Gerrit van Niekerk Viljoen, South African minister of Legislation, born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1926 Eddie Miksis, American baseball player, born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1927 G. David Schine, American businessman, born in Gloversville, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1927 Vernon Corea, Sri Lankan pioneer radio broadcaster, born in Kurana, Sri Lanka (d. 2002)
  • 1928 Earl Holliman, American actor (The Rainmaker, Police Woman, Tribes, Cry Panic), born in Delhi, Louisiana
  • 1928 Reubin Askew, American politician (37th Governor of Florida), born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2014)
  • 1929 David S. Broder, American journalist (Pulitzer 1973), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 1930 Cathryn Damon, American actress (Mary-Soap, She's Having a Baby), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1930 Saleh Selim, Egyptian football player and 10th president of the Egyptian Al-Ahly Sporting Club, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2002)
  • 1931 Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian, born in Freudenberg, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1932 Sonny [Herbert Leon] Callahan, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1932 Bob Packwood, American attorney and politician (U.S. Senator from Oregon), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1932 Peter Anderson, English footballer (Plymouth Argyle), born in Devonport, England
  • 1933 William Luther Pierce, American author and activist, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2002)
  • 1934 Oliver Jones, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Little Burgundy, Montreal, Quebec
  • 1934 Norma Croker, Australian sprinter, born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1934 Ian Abercrombie, English actor (Birds of Prey, Desperate Housewives), born in Grays, Essex, England (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Arvo Pärt, Estonian composer, born in Paide, Järva County
  • 1935 Gherman Stepanovich Titov, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok II), born in Kosikhinsky District, Russia (d. 2000)
  • 1936 Charles Dierkop, American actor (Det Pete Royster-Police Woman), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • 1937 Paola Ruffo di Calabria, Italian princess and Queen of Belgium (1993-2013), born in Villa Claudia, Forte dei Marmi, Italy
  • 1937 Robert Crippen, American astronaut (STS 1, 7, 41C, 41G), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1937 Iosif Kobzon, Soviet-Russian singer and businessman, born in Chasiv Yar, Ukraine (d. 2018)
  • 1938 Charles Patrick, American rocker (The Monotones)
  • 1939 Charles Geschke, American inventor and businessman (Adobe Systems Inc.), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1940 Bernie Dwyer, British rock drummer (Freddie & The Dreamers), born in Manchester, England (d. 2002)
  • 1940 Brian DePalma, film director (Body Double, Dressed to Kill), born in Newark, New Jersey

  • 1940 Theodore Olson, 42nd Solicitor General of the United States, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940 Robert Palmer, American businessman and last CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation
  • 1940 Tom Gallagher, American diplomat, gay activist, and 1st Foreign Service officer to publicly come out in 1976, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2018)

Person of interestTom Dreesen

1942 Tom Dreesen, American comedian (Tim Ried's partner), born in Harvey, Illinois

Comedian Tom Dreesen
Comedian
Tom Dreesen
  • 1942 Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], American singer and actress (Golden Boy, A Man Called Adam), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1942 Gerome Ragni, American playwright and songwriter (Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1943 Mickey Hart, American drummer (Grateful Dead), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943 Raymond Villeneuve, Canadian terrorist (founding member of the Front de libération du Québec)
  • 1944 Everaldo, Brazilian footballer, born in Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • 1944 Freddy Thielemans, Belgian socialist politician (Mayor of Brussels), born in Laeken, Belgium
  • 1945 Leo Kottke, American guitarist (Ice Water, Greenhouse), born in Athens, Georgia
  • 1945 Franz Beckenbauer, German footballer (Bayern Munich), born in Munich
  • 1946 Dennis Tufano, American rock guitarist and vocalist (The Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 John Martyn, British musician, born in New Maldon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • 1949 Marty Liquori, American runner (AAU 3 mile-1979 (13:14.7)), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1949 Roger Uttley, English rugby union player, born in Blackpool, England
  • 1949 Bill Whittington, American race car driver, born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1950 Amy Madigan, American actress (Uncle Buck, Twice in a Lifetime), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950 Barry Sheene, British motorcycle racer, born in London (d. 2003)
  • 1951 Richard D. Gill, British-Dutch mathematician, born in Redhill, Surrey
  • 1953 Tommy Shaw, American musician and singer (Styx), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1953 Jani Allan, South African journalist and media personality, born in London
  • 1953 Renée Geyer, Australian singer (It's A Man's Man's World, Stares and Whispers), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1954 Reed Birney, American actor (Greatest Man in the World), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1956 Tony Gilroy, American screenwriter and director (Bourne), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1957 Jeff Sluman, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1988), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1957 Jon Moss, English rock drummer (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me), born in Wandsworth, South London
  • 1958 Don Slaught, American catcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1958 Mick Talbot, English rock keyboardist (Style Council-You're the Best Thing), born in Wimbledon, London
  • 1958 Scott Patterson, American actor (Luke Danes-Gilmore Girls), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1958 Roxann Dawson, American actress (B'Elanna Torres-Star Trek: Voyager), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Phoef Sutton, American television writer and producer
  • 1959 David Laurence Frost, PGA golfer (1988 Southern Open), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1959 Robert Wrenn, American professional golfer, sportscaster and course designer, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1960 Neal X [Whitmore], English musician (Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Love Missile F-111), born in Henley-on-Thames, England
  • 1961 Virginia Madsen, American actress (Dune, Hot Spot, Class), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961 Elizabeth Daily, American actress and singer (Buttercup-The Powerpuff Girls), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Philip Ardagh, English childrens' books author (Eddie Dickens series), born in Kent, England
  • 1962 Kristy McNichol, American actress (Buddy-Family, Barbara-Empty Nest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Filip Dewinter, Belgian politician (Vlaams Belang), born in Bruges, Belgium

  • 1962 Julio Salinas, Spanish footballer (Barcelona), born in Bilbao, Spain
  • 1963 Bonnie Gadusek, tennis player (French Juniors 1981), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Gerald Wilkins, American NBA guard (Orlando Magic), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1963 Colin Wells, English actor (Johnno Dean-Hollyoaks), born in Greenwich, London
  • 1964 Ellis Burks, American baseball outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • 1964 Eric Thomas, American NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1964 Jean-Phil LeMoine, French hockey defenseman (Team France 1998), born in Valence, France
  • 1964 Victor Wooten, American bass guitarist, born in Mountain Home, Idaho
  • 1965 John Schofield, BBC journalist (d. 1995)
  • 1965 Tony Woods, American NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins), born in Newark, New Jersey

Person of interestBashar al-Assad

1965 Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (2000-present), born in Damascus, Syria

President of Syria Bashar al-Assad
President of Syria
Bashar al-Assad
  • 1965 Paul Heyman, American entertainment producer and wrestling manager, born in Westchester County, New York
  • 1965 Moby [Richard Hall], American musician (Play, 18), born in Harlem, New York
  • 1966 Richard Harvey, American NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • 1966 Stewart Carr, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1966 Princess Akishino, Japanese Imperial Family, born in Suruga-ku, Shizuoka, Japan
  • 1967 Simon Burgess, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Franklin, Tasmania, Australia

Person of interestHarry Connick Jr

1967 Harry Connick Jr, singer (We Are in Love), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1967 Maria Bartiromo, American financial broadcast journalist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968 Konstantin Shafranov, Kazakhstani hockey forward (Team Kazkhstan 1998), born in Oskemen, Kazakhstan
  • 1968 Kay Hanley, American musician (Letters to Cleo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968 Paul Mayeda Berges, American film writer and director, born in Torrance, California
  • 1969 Laura Sisk, American actress (Allison Rescott-Loving), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1969 Tracy Scroggins, American NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Checotah, Oklahoma
  • 1969 Eduardo Perez, American baseball player, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1969 Gidget Gein, American musician (Marilyn Manson band), born in Hollywood, Florida (d. 2008)
  • 1970 Berry Richter, American hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1970 Dan Hackett, American water polo goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1970 Chris Garver, American tattoo artist and TV personality (Miami Ink), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Taraji P. Henson, American actress and singer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 William Joppy, American professional boxer, born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1970 Ted Leo, American musician (Ted Leo and the Pharmacists), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • 1971 Mack Strong, American NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Fort Benning, Georgia
  • 1971 Todd Norman, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1971 Richard Ashcroft, British singer (The Verve), born in Wigan, Lancashire, England
  • 1971 Markos Moulitsas, American blogger and author (Daily Kos), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971 Johnny Vegas, English comedian (Ideal, The Libetine), born in St. Helens, Merseyside, England
  • 1971 Shelton Quarles, American football player, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1972 Kip Simons, American gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Media, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Mark Pope, American NBA forward (Indiana Pacers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1972 Matthew Gilmore, Belgian-Australian cyclist, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1973 Fred Thomas, American NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Bruce, Mississippi
  • 1974 Lucian Sahetapy, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen), born in Groningen, Netherlands
  • 1975 Juan Cobián, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1975 Mark Klepaski, American musician, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • 1976 Elephant Man [Oneal Bryan], Jamaican musician (Let's Get Physical), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1976 Flora Redoumi, Greek hurdler, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1976 Tomáš Enge, Czech racing driver, born in Liberec, Czech Republic
  • 1977 Ludacris [Christopher Bridges], American rapper and actor (Back for the First Time, Fast and Furious), born in Champaign, Illinois