Famous Birthdays on September 13

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 226

  • 1087 John II Komnenos, Emperor of the Byzantine Empire (1118-43), born in Constantinople, Byzantine Empire (d. 1143)
  • 1157 Alexander Neckam, English theologist and encyclopedist, born in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1217)
  • 1475 Cesare Borgia, Duke of Valentinois, Italian aristocrat, born in Rome, Papal States (d. 1507)
  • 1502 John Leland, English poet and antiquarian, born in London (d. 1552)
  • 1520 William Cecil, 1st baron Burghley, English statesman, born in Bourne, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1598)
  • 1551 Pandolfo Zallamella, Italian composer, born in Ravenna, Italy
  • 1594 Francesco Manelli, Roman Baroque composer, born in Tivoli, Italy (d. 1667)
  • 1604 William Brereton, 1st Baronet, English soldier and politician, born in Brereton Hall, Cheshire, England (d. 1661)

Person of interestDaniel Defoe

1660 Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), born in London, England (d. 1731)

Novelist Daniel Defoe
Novelist
Daniel Defoe
  • 1673 Hercule Brehy, Flemish composer and organist, born in Brussels (d. 1737)
  • 1676 Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans, Duchess of Lorraine, born in Château de Saint-Cloud, France (d. 1741)
  • 1682 Theodor Christlieb Reinhold, German composer, born in Eppendorf, Saxony, Germany (d. 1755)
  • 1688 Luca Antonio Predieri, Italian composer and violinist, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1767)
  • 1694 Yeongjo of Joseon, 21st king of the Korean Joseon Dynasty, born in Changdeok Palace, Kingdom of Joseon (d. 1776)
  • 1723 François Joseph Paul de Grasse, French admiral (commanded the French fleet at the Battle of the Chesapeake), born in Le Bar-sur-Loup, France (d. 1788)
  • 1739 Giuseppe Sigismondo, Italian historian and composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1826)

  • 1751 Henry Kobell, Dutch painter and cartoonist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1779)
  • 1755 Oliver Evans, American inventor who pioneered high-pressure steam engine, born in Newport, Delaware (d. 1819)
  • 1766 Samuel Wilson, American meat packer and possible namesake of Uncle Sam, born in Menotomy, Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1854)

Person of interestLaura Secord

1775 Laura Secord, Canadian war heroine, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts Bay (d. 1868)

Canadian War Heroine Laura Secord
Canadian War Heroine
Laura Secord
  • 1802 Arnold Ruge, German political philosopher and writer, born in Bergen auf Rügen, Germany (d. 1880)
  • 1806 Joseph L. Hogg, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Morgan County, Georgia (d. 1862)
  • 1806 Moritz Ganz, German composer and cellist, born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1868)
  • 1813 John Sedgwick, American Major General (Union Army), who is best remembered for his famous last words "they couldn't hit an elephant at this distance" before being shot in battle, born in Cornwall, Connecticut (d. 1864)
  • 1814 Nicolas Beets [Hildebrand], Dutch writer (Camera Obscura) and theologian, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1903)
  • 1817 John M. Palmer, American politician (U.S. Senator from Illinois) and American Civil War General (Union), born in Eagle Creek, Kentucky (d. 1900)
  • 1818 Gustave Aimard, French world explorer and writer (Grande Flibuste), born in Paris (d. 1883)
  • 1819 Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer of the Romantic era, born in Leipzig (d. 1896)
  • 1830 Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian writer (The Child of the Parish), born in Zdislavič, Moravia (d. 1916)
  • 1831 Andrew Noble, Scottish physicist who was a founder of the science of ballistics, born in Greenock (d. 1915)
  • 1836 John McCausland, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1927)
  • 1841 Johannes de Koo, Dutch journalist and playwright, born in Middelie, Netherlands (d. 1909)
  • 1842 Ödön Mihalovich, Hungarian composer, born in Fericsánci, Slavonia (d. 1929)
  • 1842 John H. Bankhead, U.S. Senator from Alabama, born in Moscow, Marion County, Alabama (d. 1920)
  • 1846 Richard Kiepert, German cartographer (Africa), born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1915)
  • 1847 Charles Dupee Blake, American composer, born in Walpole, Massachusetts (d. 1903)
  • 1851 Walter Reed, U.S. Army physician and bacteriologist who proved mosquitoes transmit yellow fever, born in Belroi, Virginia (d. 1902)
  • 1853 Sophia Perovskaya, Soviet icon, aristocrat, and socialist revolutionary (Narodnaya Volya), who helped orchestrate the successful assassination of Alexander II of Russia, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1881)

Person of interestMilton S. Hershey

1857 Milton S. Hershey, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company) and philanthropist, born in Derry Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1945)

Chocolate Tycoon Milton S. Hershey
Chocolate Tycoon
Milton S. Hershey
  • 1857 Michał Drzymała, Polish peasant rebel (Drzymała's wagon), born in Province of Posen, Poland (d. 1937)
  • 1858 Catherinus Elling, Norwegian composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1942)

Person of interestJohn J. Pershing

1860 John J. Pershing [Blackjack], American general and WWI commander, born in Laclede, Missouri (d. 1948)

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing
  • 1862 Dirk Bos, Dutch Liberal 2nd Member of Parliament, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1916)
  • 1863 Arthur Henderson, British Labour minister (Nobel Peace Prize 1934), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1935)
  • 1866 Adolf Meyer, American psychiatrist and neurologist (pioneered mental hygiene), born in Niederweningen, Switzerland (d. 1950)
  • 1871 Alma Kruger, American actress (Made For Each Other), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1960)

Person of interestArnold Schoenberg

1874 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (2nd Quartet) and painter associated with the expressionist movement, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1951)

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1874 Henry F. Ashurst, American Democratic politician (U.S. Senator from Arizona), born in Winnemucca, Nevada (d. 1962)
  • 1876 Sherwood Anderson, American author and publisher (Winesburg Ohio), born in Camden, Ohio (d. 1941)
  • 1877 Wilhelm Filchner, German explorer who led the German Antarctic expedition of 1911–12, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1957)
  • 1877 Stanley Lord, Captain of the SS Californian the night of the Titanic disaster, born in Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 1962)
  • 1882 Henri Potiron, French composer, born in Rezé-lès-Nantes, Loire-Atlantique (d. 1972)
  • 1882 Ramón Grau, 6th and 10th President of Cuba, born in La Palma, Spanish Cuba (d. 1969)
  • 1885 Wilhelm Blaschke, Austrian integral geometer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1962)
  • 1886 Alain LeRoy Locke, African-American writer and philosopher “Father of the Harlem Renaissance”, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1954)
  • 1887 Leopold Ružička, Croatian-Swiss chemist (Nobel 1939), born in Vukovar, Croatia (d. 1976)
  • 1889 Pierre Reverdy, French poet (Nord-Sud), born in Occitanie (d. 1960)
  • 1893 Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (Original Dixieland Jazz Band), born in New Orleans (d. 1953)
  • 1894 Anton Roosjen, Dutch politician and NCRV-chairman, born in Aalsmeer, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • 1894 J. B. Priestly, English novelist and scriptwriter (The Good Companions, An Inspector Calls), born in Bradford, United Kingdom
  • 1894 Julian Tuwim, Polish poet and lyricist, born in Łódź, Congress Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1895 Ruth McDevitt, American actress (All in the Family), born in Coldwater, Michigan (d. 1976)
  • 1896 Morris Kirksey, American 4 X 100m (Olympic gold 1920), born in Waxahachie, Texas (d. 1981)
  • 1896 Tadeusz Szeligowski, Polish composer (The Peacock and the Girl), born in L'vov, Ukraine (d. 1963)
  • 1897 Gaspar Cassadó, Spanish cellist and composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1966)
  • 1899 Anton Constandse, Dutch anarchist and writer, born in Brouwershaven, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • 1899 Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, Romanian politician (founder and leader of the Iron Guard), born in Huși, Vaslui County, Romania (d. 1938)
  • 1900 Gladys George, American actress (Roaring Twenties), born in Patten, Maine (d. 1954)
  • 1902 Hermine Heijermans, Dutch actress, politician and author (Grote Klaas en kleine Klaas), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • 1902 Leland Hayward, American producer (Mister Roberts, Spirit of St Louis), born in Nebraska City, Nebraska (d. 1971)

Person of interestClaudette Colbert

1903 Claudette Colbert [Lily Chauchoin], French-born American actress (Texas Lady, It Happened One Night), born in Paris (d. 1996)

  • 1907 Victor Reinganum, English artist and illustrator, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1908 Ray Green, American composer and publisher, born in Cavendish, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1909 Herbert Berghof, Austrian actor (Belarus File, Harry and Tonto, Target), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1990)
  • 1911 Bill Monroe, American bluegrass singer (Blue Moon of Kentucky), born in Rosine, Kentucky (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Reta Shaw, American actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir, Mary Poppins, Picnic), born in South Paris, Maine (d. 1982)
  • 1913 Roy Engle, American writer and actor (The Man from Planet X, The Wild Wild West, My Favorite Martian), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1980)
  • 1914 Leonard Feather, British jazz critic and musician, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1915 Peter Wykeham, Royal Air Force fighter pilot, born in Kotra, Sandhurst, Berkshire (d. 1995)

Person of interestRoald Dahl

1916 Roald Dahl, British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1990)

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
  • 1916 Richard "Dick" Haymes, Argentine-American actor and singer (Sate Fair, Real Life, Betrayal), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1980)
  • 1917 Jon Thorarinsson, Icelandic composer (d. 2012)
  • 1917 Robert Ward, American composer (Pantaloon), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1918 Ray Charles, American orchestra leader (Perry Como), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1919 Mary Midgley, British-American philosopher (Animals and Why They Matter), born in London
  • 1919 George Weidenfeld, British publisher (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), born in Vienna (d. 2016)
  • 1920 Carole Mathews [Jean Deifel], American actress (The Californians, Swamp Women), born in Montgomery, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • 1922 Yma Sumac [Chavarri], Peruvian-American 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam), born in Ichocan, Cajamarca, Peru (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (Merry Christmas Baby), born in Texas City, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1923 Reninca [Renée Lauwers], Flemish author (Seed in the Wind), born in Puurs, Antwerp
  • 1923 Édouard Boubat, French photographer, born in Montmartre, Paris (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Maurice Jarre, French composer (Doctor Zhivago-Acad Award 1966), born in Lyon, France (d. 2009)
  • 1924 Norman Alden, American character actor (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Scott Brady [Gerald Tierney], American actor (Shotgun Slade, China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1924 Harold Blair, Australian tenor and Aboriginal activist, born in Cherbourg Aboriginal Reserve, Queensland, Australia (d. 1976)
  • 1925 Gabriel Charpentier, Canadian composer, born in Richmond, Canada
  • 1925 Mel Tormé, American singer (The Velvet Fog) and composer (The Christmas Song), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1926 Emile Francis, NHL player, coach and general manager (Rangers, Blues, Whalers), born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1928 Ernest L. Boyer, American educator and chancellor (NY's State Universities-SUNY), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer, born in Velingrad, Bulgaria (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Jimmy McLane, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1500m 1948), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1930 Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, English publisher and multi-millionaire (St Ives Group), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Barbara Bain, American actress (Cinnamon-Mission Impossible, Space 1999), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1931 Marjorie Jackson, Australian sprinter (Olympic gold 1952) and 33rd Governor of South Australia, born in Coffs Harbour, Australia
  • 1932 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Eileen Fulton, American actress (Our Private World), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1936 Stefano Delle Chiaie, Italian neo-fascist activist, born in Caserta, Italy
  • 1937 Fred Silverman, American broadcasting executive (ABC/NBC/CBS), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Don Bluth, American animator and film director (The Secret of NIMH), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1938 Judith Martin, American author, journalist and columnist (Miss Manners), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1939 Larry Speakes, Acting White House Press Secretary under President Ronald Reagan, born in Cleveland, Mississippi (d. 2014)

  • 1939 Richard Kiel, American actor (So Fine, Jaws-Moonraker, Skidoo), born in Detroit, Michigan, (d. 2014)
  • 1939 Bill Janklow, American politician and four-term Governor of South Dakota (Republican: 1979-87, 1995-2003), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Joyce Schouten, Dutch singer (Fouryo's)
  • 1940 Óscar Arias, 40th & 45th President of Costa Rica (Nobel Peace 1987), born in Heredia, Costa Rica
  • 1940 Gene Page, American arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers, Marvin Gaye), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1941 David Clayton-Thomas, Canadian singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears - Spinning Wheel), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
  • 1941 Tadao Ando, Japanese self-taught architect, born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1941 Ahmet Necdet Sezer, Turkish politician (10th President of Turkey), born in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
  • 1942 Hissène Habré, Dictator of Chad (1982-90), born in Faya-Largeau
  • 1944 Peter Cetera, American lead singer (Chicago-25 or 6 to 4, Old Days), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944 Jacqueline Bisset, English actress (Class, Deep, Secrets), born in Weybridge, Surrey, England
  • 1945 Alain Louvier, French composer, born in Paris
  • 1945 Noël Godin, Belgian writer and humorist, born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1945 Andres Küng, Swedish-Estonian politician and journalist, born in Ockelbo, Gävleborg County, Sweden (d. 2002)
  • 1948 Clyde Kusatsu, American actor (Ali-Bring 'em Back Alive), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1948 Nell Carter, American actress (Nell-Gimme a Break, Lobo), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2003)
  • 1948 Dimitri Nanopoulos, Greek physicist, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1949 Craig McGregor, American rocker (Foghat), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1950 Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish politician (8th Prime Minister of Poland), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1950 Jeff Lowe, American mountain climber (co-founder Lowe Alpine), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 2018)
  • 1951 Jean Smart, American actress (Charlene-Designing Women), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1952 Johanna Klier-Schaller, German 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1976), born in Artern, Bezirk Halle, Germany
  • 1952 Karen Wyman, American singer (Long & Winding Road), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952 Randy Jones, American musician (The Village People), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1952 Raymond O'Connor, American actor (The Rock), born in South Bronx, New York
  • 1952 Don Was [Don Edward Fagenson], American singer (Was (Not Was)), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952 Ray Sibille, American jockey (Breeder's Cup Turf 1988), born in Sunset, Louisiana
  • 1953 Taryn Power, American actress and the youngest daughter of Tyrone Power and actress (Maria), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Ted Mueller, American rock drummer (Axe) (d. 2012)
  • 1955 Joe Morris, American jazz musician, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1956 [Joan] Joni Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge "We are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1956 Alain Ducasse, French-born Monégasque chef, born in Orthez, France
  • 1957 Vinny Appice, American rock drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1957 Mark Charles Wiebe, American PGA golfer (1985 Anheuser-Busch), born in Seaside, Oregon
  • 1957 John G. Trueschler, American politician (member of the Maryland House of Delegates), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1958 Ann Dusenberry, American actress (Jaws 2, Lies, Basic Training), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1960 Greg Baldwin, American voiceover actor (Avatar: The Last Airbender), born in Grants, New Mexico
  • 1961 Dave Mustaine, American musician (ex-Metallica, Megadeth), born in La Mesa, California
  • 1961 KK Null [Kazuyuki Kishino], Japanese musician, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1961 Peter Roskam, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois), born in Hinsdale, Illinois

  • 1962 Brian Fowler, New Zealand cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1962 Neal Lancaster, American PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson), born in Smithfield, North Carolina
  • 1962 Tõnu Õnnepalu, Estonian poet and author, born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 1963 Theodoros Roussopoulos, Greek politician (Minister of State), born in Messinia, Greece
  • 1964 Peter Remie, Dutch soccer player (NAC), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • 1964 Simegnew Bekele, Ethiopian dam engineer (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam), born in Maksegnit, Ethiopia (d. 2018)
  • 1965 Zak Starkey, English rock drummer, son of Beatle Ringo, born in London, England
  • 1965 Annie Duke, American poker player, born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • 1965 Jeffrey Ross, American stand-up comedian, born in Springfield, New Jersey
  • 1966 Igor Kravchuk, Russian NHL defenseman (Team Russia, St Louis), born in Ufa, Russia
  • 1966 Maria Furtwängler, German physician and TV actress, born in Munich, Germany
  • 1966 Louis Mandylor, Australian actor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1967 Michael Johnson, American 200m/400m runner (Olympic-2 gold-96), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1967 Tim 'Ripper' Owens, American singer (Iced Earth, ex-Judas Priest), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1968 Bernie Williams, Puerto Rican baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1968 Brad Johnson, American NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings), born in Marietta, Georgia
  • 1968 Chris Morris, Canadian CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1968 Denny Neagle, American MLB pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Gambrills, Maryland
  • 1968 Emma Wiklund [Sjöberg], Swedish model and actress, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1969 Ilka Knickenberg, German actress
  • 1969 Shane Warne, Australian cricketer (leg spin bowler) , born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1969 Tyler Perry, American filmmaker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1970 Marc Latupeirissa, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1970 Martín Herrera, Argentine footballer, born in Río Cuarto, Argentina
  • 1970 Louise Lombard, British actress (The House of Eliott), born in Redbridge, London, England
  • 1970 Yuki Matsuoka, Japanese voice actress, born in Hirano-ku, Osaka, Japan
  • 1971 Goran Ivanišević, Croatian tennis player (Wimbledon 2001), born in Split, Croatia
  • 1971 Richie Anderson, American NFL running back (NY Jets), born in Olney, Maryland
  • 1971 Stella Nina McCartney, English fashion designer and daughter of Paul & Linda McCartney, born in Lambeth, London
  • 1971 Ted Drury, American hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Manabu Namiki, Japanese video game composer, born in Funabashi, Japan
  • 1973 Brian Evans, American NBA forward (Orlando Magic), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1973 Philip Dulebohn, American figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr - 3rd), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1973 Fabio Cannavaro, Italian footballer (Parma), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1973 Marcelinho Paulista, Brazilian footballer, born in Cotia, Brazil
  • 1973 Christine Arron, French track and field sprinter, born in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe, France
  • 1973 Kelly Chen, Hong Kong singer and actress, born in Hong Kong
  • 1974 Travis Knight, American NBA center (Boston Celtics), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1974 Keith Murray, American rapper (Def Squad), born in Roosevelt, Long Island, New York
  • 1975 Sean McClain, fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1975 Joe Don Rooney, American musician (Rascal Flatts), born in Baxter Springs, Kansas
  • 1975 Akihiro Asai, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1976 Giorgos Koltzos, Greek footballer, born in Athen, Greece
  • 1976 Craig McMillan, New Zealand cricketer, born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1976 José Théodore, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Canada
  • 1977 Fiona Apple, American singer and songwriter (Criminal), born in NYC, New York
  • 1977 Ivan De Battista, Maltese actor, singer and composer, born in Gzira, Malta
  • 1977 Daisuke Tsuda, Japanese singer (Maximum the Hormone), born in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • 1978 Megan Henning, American actress (I Know Who Killed Me), born in Baltimore, Maryland