Famous Birthdays on September 12

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  • 1492 Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1519)

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1494 King Francis I of France (1515-47), born in Cognac, France (d. 1547)

  • 1559 Lodovico Cardi da Cigoli, Italian painter and architect, born in Tuscany, Italy (d. 1613)

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1575 Henry Hudson, English navigator and explorer (Hudson River), born in England (d. 1611)

Explorer Henry Hudson
Explorer
Henry Hudson
  • 1605 William Dugdale, English antiquarian and Garter King of Arms (1677-86), born in Shustoke, Warwickshire, England (d. 1686)
  • 1655 Sebastien de Brossard, French composer and music theorist, born in Dompierre, Orne, France (d. 1730)
  • 1688 Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor and carver of the Baroque era, born in Chomutov, Czech Republic (d. 1731)
  • 1690 Peter Dens, Flemish Catholic theologian, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1775)
  • 1720 Frederick Philipse III, American land owner (Bronx, Westchester & Putnam), born in NYC, New York (d. 1785)
  • 1725 Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer, born in Coutances, France (d. 1792)
  • 1740 Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (Heinrich Stillings Leben), born in Hilchenbach, Germany (d. 1817)
  • 1768 Benjamin Carr, American composer, born in London (d. 1831)
  • 1788 Alexander Campbell, Irish-American clergyman and Founder of Disciples of Christ, born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland (d. 1866)
  • 1801 Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing teacher, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1861)
  • 1806 Andrew Hull Foote, American Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1863)
  • 1811 James Hall, American geologist and paleontologist (Natural history of NY), born in Hingham, Massachusetts (d. 1898)
  • 1812 Richard Hoe, American inventor and industrialist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1886)
  • 1818 Richard Jordan Gatling, American inventor (hand-cranked machine gun), born in Hertford County, North Carolina (d. 1903)
  • 1829 Anselm Feuerbach, German painter, born in Speyer, Germany (d. 1880)
  • 1829 Charles Dudley Warner, American novelist (Being a Boy), born in Plainfield, Massachusetts (d. 1900)
  • 1830 William Sprague IV, American politician and Governor of Rhode Island (1859-63), born in Cranston, Rhode Island (d. 1915)

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1852 H. H. Asquith, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1908-16), born in Morley, England (d. 1928)

British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister
H. H. Asquith
  • 1855 Jacobus of Looy, Dutch writer and painter (Death of My Cat), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1930)
  • 1855 Simon-Napoléon Parent, Canadian politician and 12th Premier of Quebec (1900-05), born in Beauport, Quebec City (d. 1920)
  • 1856 Johann Heinrich Beck, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1924)
  • 1857 George H. Breitner, Dutch impressionist painter, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1923)
  • 1858 Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter and sculptor, born in Grembergen, Dendermonde, Belgium (d. 1921)
  • 1871 Prince Friedrich Aloys Johannes Maria, Prince of Liechtenstein, Romania, born in Arad, Romania (d. 1959)
  • 1875 Matsunosuke Onoe [Tsuruzo Nakamura], Japanese actor, born in Naka-ku, Okayama, Okayama Prefecture, Japan (d. 1926)
  • 1876 Flor Alpaerts, Flemish composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel, Pallieter), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1954)
  • 1879 Fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter

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1880 Henry Louis Mencken, American newspaperman and critic (Prejudices), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1956)

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken
  • 1881 Daniel Jones, English phoneticist (English pronouncing dictionary), born in London (d. 1967)
  • 1887 George Georgescu, Romanian conductor and composer, born in Sulina, Romania (d. 1964)
  • 1888 Maurice Chevalier, French actor and singer (Thank heaven for little girls), born in Paris (d. 1972)
  • 1890 Guido Guerrini, Italian composer, born in Faenza, Italy (d. 1965)
  • 1891 Adolph Weiss, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1971)
  • 1891 Pedro Albizu Campos, Advocate for Puerto Rican independence, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 1965)
  • 1892 Alfred A Knopf, American publisher (1966 Alexander Hamilton Medal), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1894 Billy Gilbert, American actor (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1971)
  • 1895 Alice Lake, American silent screen actress (Glamour, Wicked), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1967)
  • 1896 Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Il Libro Dell'Alpe), born in Broglio, Switzerland (d. 1952)

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1897 Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist, (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935), born in Paris, France (d. 1956), daughter of Marie Curie

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist/Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie
  • 1898 Ben Shahn, Lithuanian-American painter (1964 Arts & Letters), born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 1969)
  • 1898 Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1963)
  • 1899 Gerard Hordijk, Dutch architect and painter, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1958)
  • 1900 Eric Harding Thiman, English composer, born in Ashford, Kent (d. 1975)
  • 1901 Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1975)
  • 1901 Ernst Pepping, German composer, born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1902 Juscelino Kubitschek, President Brazil (1955-60), born in Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil (d. 1976)
  • 1904 Gavril Nikolayevich Popov, Soviet Russian composer, born in Novocherkassk, Russia (d. 1972)

  • 1905 Boris Arapov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1992)
  • 1906 Ruvim Pergament, composer, born in Petrozavodsk, Russia (d. 1965)
  • 1907 Joe Lederer, Austrian actress and writer (Drei Tage Liebe), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1987)
  • 1907 Louis MacNeice, Irish poet and playwright, born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1963)
  • 1909 Spud Chandler, American baseball player (AL MVP 1943), born in Commerce, Georgia (d. 1990)
  • 1909 Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician and former president of the Canadian Labour Congress (1967-74), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Ben Polak, Dutch physician, communist and resistance fighter, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1993)

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1913 Jesse Owens, American track and field star who spoiled Hitler's 1936 Olympics with 4 gold medals, born in Oakville, Alabama (d. 1980)

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • 1913 Kenneth Lo, cookery writer and restaurateur, born in Foochow, China (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst, born in Amroha, India (d. 1988)
  • 1914 Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor, born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Billy Daniels, African-American singer (Billy Daniels Show), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1988)
  • 1916 Tony Bettenhausen, American race car driver, born in Tinley Park, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • 1917 Seamas NacNeill, Classical physicist and piper, born in Glasgow (d. 1996)
  • 1917 Pierre Sévigny, Canadian military officer and politician, born in Quebec, Canada (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Irene Dailey, American actress (Liz-Another World, Grissom Gang), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1920 Jan W. Schulte Nordholt, Dutch poet and historian (Blossoming Stone), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 1921 Frank McGee, American news anchor (NBC Evening News), born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1974)
  • 1921 Stanislaw Lem, Polish sci-fi author (Solaris, Invincible), born in Lwów, Second Polish Republic (d. 2006)
  • 1922 Jackson Mac Low, American poet and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1922 Wentworth Beaumont, 3rd Viscount Allendale, British peer, Royal Air Force officer and race horse breeder
  • 1922 Ellen Demming, American actress (Guiding Light), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Howard Curtis Nielson, American politician (Rep-R-UT, 1983-91), born in Richfield, Utah
  • 1924 Jean Le Poulain, French actor (Divine), born in Marseille, France (d. 1988)
  • 1925 Dickie Moore, actor (Expert, Oliver Twist, Little Men), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Stan Lopata, American baseball player, born in Delray, Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Gianna Maria Canale, Italian actress (Go For Broke), born in Reggio Calabria, Italy (d. 2009)
  • 1927 Ina Muller-van Ast, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1929 Harvey Lester Schmidt, American composer, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1930 Larry Austin, American composer, born in Duncan, Oklahoma
  • 1931 George Jones, American country singer (Golden Rings, Oh Lonesome Me), born in Saratoga, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Ian Holm, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Alien), born in Ilford Essex
  • 1931 Kristin Hunter, African-American author (God Bless the Child), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1933 Stafford Heginbotham, British toymaker (Tebro Toys) and Football Club Chairman
  • 1933 Tatiana Doronina, Russian actress, born in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1934 Gunther Gebel-Williams, animal trainer and lion tamer (Ringling Bros Circus), born in Świdnica, Poland (d. 2001)
  • 1934 Glenn Davis, American athlete (Olympic gold 1956,60), born in Wellsburg, West Virginia (d. 2009)
  • 1934 Jaegwon Kim, Korean-born American philosopher, born in Daegu, South Korea
  • 1935 Allan B. Swift, American politician (Rep-D-Washington, 1979-95), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1935 Richard H Hunt, sculptor (Pyramidal Construction), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937 Daniela Rocca, Italian actress (Battle of Austerlitz, Empty Canvas), born in Acireale, Italy (d. 1995)
  • 1937 Wes Hall, Barbadian former cricketer and politician, born in Glebe Land, Station Hill, Barbados
  • 1937 George Chuvalo, Canadian boxer, born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1938 Judy Clay [Guions], soul and gospel singer, born in St Paul, North Carolina (d. 2001)
  • 1938 Tatiana Troyanos, American mezzo-soprano (Octavian-Der Rosenleavalier), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Henry A Waxman, (Rep-D-California, 1975-86)
  • 1939 Phillip Ramey, composer
  • 1940 Linda Gray, actress (Sue Ellen Ewing-Dallas), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1940 Mickey Lolich, pitcher (Detroit Tiger, won 25 in 1971)
  • 1940 Roger K Crouch, Jamestown Tenn, astronauts (STS 83, 94)
  • 1940 Stephen J Solarz, (Rep-D-NY, 1975-93)
  • 1940 Susan Sennett, actress (Big Bad Mama), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1940 Patrick Mower, English actor
  • 1941 Hans-Karsten Raecke, composer
  • 1942 Tomés Marco, Basque/Spanish composer
  • 1943 Maria Muldaur, singer (Midnight at the Oasis), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • 1943 Michael Ondaatje, Sri Lankan-born writer

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1944 Barry White, singer (Love's Theme), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2003)

Singer Barry White
Singer
Barry White
  • 1944 Leonard Peltier, American activist
  • 1945 John Mauceri, American conductor (Washington, D.C. Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Maria Aitken, actress (Fish Called Wanda)
  • 1945 Vern M Lindblad, Turkologist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1945 David Garrick [Philip Darryl Core], British singer (Dear Mrs Applebee), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2013)
  • 1945 Richard Thaler, American economist (nudge theory, Nobel Prize 2017), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1948 Max Walker, Australian cricket player
  • 1948 Luis Lima, Argentinian tenor
  • 1949 Irina Rodnina, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80)
  • 1949 Tony Stevens, English rocker (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London
  • 1950 Cynthia Meyers, playmate (Dec 1968)/actress (Beyond Valley of Dolls)
  • 1950 Gustav Brunner, Austrian engineer
  • 1951 Berty Ahern, Drumcondra, Dublin, PM of Ireland (1997-2008)
  • 1951 Joe Pantoliano, actor (Finelli Boys, Fugitive), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1951 Gerald Stano, American serial killer
  • 1952 Gerry Beckley, rock vocalist/guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
  • 1952 Neil Peart, Canadian musician and drummer (Rush-A Farewell to Kings)
  • 1953 John Williams, American archer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1953 Nancy "Nan" Goldin, Photographer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1954 Russell G. Alexander, creator of Today In History v1.2
  • 1954 Adrian Adonis, American professional wrestler (d. 1988)
  • 1954 Jeff Jarvis, American journalist
  • 1955 Peter Scolari, New Rochelle New York, American actor (Newhart, Bosom Buddies)
  • 1955 Nina Blackwood, Mass, actress/VJ (MTV, Solid Gold, Vice Squad)
  • 1956 Brian Robertson, rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1956 Charles Henry Beck, PGA golfer (1990 Buick Open 1992), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1956 Barry Andrews, British musician
  • 1956 Sam Brownback, American politician
  • 1956 Ricky Rudd, American race car driver
  • 1957 Hawk, [Michael Hegstrand], wrestler (ECW/WCW/WWF/AWA, Legion of Doom)
  • 1957 Rachel Ward, Cornwell Manor England, actress (Thorn Birds)
  • 1957 Hans Zimmer, German composer
  • 1958 Gregg Edelman, actor (Green Card), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958 Wilfredo Benitez, PR, boxer (world champ at 17y176d)
  • 1959 Cindy Rarick, Glenwood MN, LPGA golfer (1991 Northgate Computer)
  • 1960 Lynn Connelly, LPGA golfer (1988 USX Golf Classic-6th), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1961 Mylene Farmer, french singer (Cendres de Lune), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1961 Kathem Al Saher, Iraqi singer
  • 1962 Amy Yasbeck, Blue Ash, Ohio, American actress (Casey Davenport-Wings, Mask)
  • 1962 Dino Merlin, Bosnian singer
  • 1964 Dieter Hecking, German footballer
  • 1965 Silke Horner, German DR, swimmer (world record 100m-breast stroke)
  • 1965 Vernon Maxwell, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1965 Einstein Kristiansen, Norwegian cartoonist, designer and TV host
  • 1965 John Norwood Fisher, American musician
  • 1966 Darren E Burrows, Kansas, actor (Ed Chigliak-Northern Exposure)
  • 1966 Ben Folds, American musician
  • 1967 Pat Listach, Natchitoches LA, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1967 Louis C.K. [Louis Székely] Comedian (Louie), born in Washington D. C.
  • 1968 [Reid Laurence] Larry LaLonde, American guitarist (Primus-Frizzle Fry), born in Richmond, California
  • 1968 Paul F. Tompkins, American comedian
  • 1969 Ángel Cabrera, Argentine golfer
  • 1969 James Frey, American writer
  • 1969 Shigeki Maruyama, Japanese golfer
  • 1969 André Heinz, American environmentalist; son of Teresa Heinz
  • 1970 Rebecca Joyce, Australia, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Nathan Larson, American guitarist and composer (Shudder To Think, Hot One)
  • 1971 Terry Dehere, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1972 Amy Locane, NJ, actress (Sandy Harling-Melrose Place)
  • 1972 Cady Cantrell, Lanett AL, playmate (Apr, 1992)
  • 1972 Avijit Roy, Bangladeshi American activist and blogger (d. 2015)
  • 1973 Darren Campbell, British athlete
  • 1973 Martin Lapointe, Canadian hockey player

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1973 Paul Walker, American actor (The Fast and the Furious), born in Glendale, California

  • 1974 Nuno Valente, Portuguese footballer
  • 1974 Caroline Aigle, First female French fighter pilot (d. 2007)
  • 1974 Jennifer Nettles, American country singer, part of Sugarland
  • 1975 Tom Carroll, actor (J T Adams-Swan's Crossing)
  • 1976 Maciej Żurawski, Polish footballer
  • 1976 Bizzy Bone (Bryon Anthony McCane), American rapper, (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
  • 1977 James Louis McCartney, son of Paul & Linda McCartney
  • 1977 Idan Raichel, Israeli musician
  • 1977 Nathan Bracken, Australian cricketer
  • 1977 Grant Denyer, Australian television personality and TV Host
  • 1977 Jeff Irwin, American musician
  • 1977 David Thompson, English footballer
  • 1978 Elisabetta Canalis, Italian model and actress
  • 1978 Benjamin McKenzie, American actor
  • 1978 Michael Paget, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine)
  • 1978 Ruben Studdard, American singer
  • 1980 Fernando Cesar de Souza, Brazilian footballer
  • 1980 Gus G., Greek guitarist (Firewind, Dream Evil)
  • 1980 Sean Burroughs, American baseball player
  • 1980 Josef Vašíček, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1980 Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player
  • 1981 Jered Guzman, Garden Grove California, pairs skater (& Natalie Vlandis)

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1981 Jennifer Hudson, American actress and singer (Dreamgirls), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress and Singer Jennifer Hudson
Actress and Singer
Jennifer Hudson
  • 1982 Nana Ozaki, Japanese model
  • 1983 Carly Smithson, Irish singer
  • 1983 Daniel Muir, football player
  • 1985 Jack Wilkinson, English footballer