Famous Birthdays on September 2

  • 1243 Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford, English politician (d. 1295)
  • 1548 Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (d. 1616)
  • 1661 Georg Bohm, German organist/composer
  • 1675 William Somervile, English poet (d. 1742)
  • 1716 Johann Trier, German composer, born in Themar, Thuringia
  • 1731 Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Olint und Sophronia)
  • 1750 Pehr Frigel, Swedish composer, born in Kalmar (d. 1842)
  • 1753 Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, queen of France (d. 1810)
  • 1763 Caroline von Schelling, [Michaelis], German author
  • 1778 Leopold F. J. J. J. van Sassen Ysselt, Dutch politician
  • 1778 Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland (d. 1846)
  • 1798 Thomas Holliday Hicks, (Union Gov) (d. 1865)
  • 1805 Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (d. 1851)
  • 1810 William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (d. 1897)
  • 1814 Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian
  • 1830 William P. Frye, American politician (d. 1911)
  • 1837 James Harrison Wilson, American topographic engineer and Major General (Union Army), born in Shawneetown, Illinois (d. 1925)
  • 1838 Liliuokalani [Lydia Kamakaʻeha], last queen of Hawaii (1891-93), born in Honolulu, Oʻahu, Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1917)
  • 1839 Henry George, land reformer/writer (Progress & Poverty)
  • 1840 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)
  • 1847 Roger Wolcott, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1900)
  • 1850 Albert Spalding, American baseball player, founder of Spalding sports company, born in Byron, Illinois (d. 1915)
  • 1850 Eugene Field, author/journalist (Little Boy Blue)
  • 1850 Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (d. 1919)
  • 1852 Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (d. 1935)
  • 1853 Wilhelm Ostwald, German physical chemist (Nobel 1909)
  • 1854 Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (d. 1910)
  • 1856 Yang Hsiu-ch'ing, commander in chief of Taiping Rebellion
  • 1857 Thomas Groube, Australian cricketer (d. 1927)
  • 1862 Franjo Krežma, Croatian violinist (d. 1881)
  • 1866 Hiram Johnson, Progressive politician, US Senator, Governor of California (1911-17), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1945)
  • 1870 Marie Ault, [Mary Cragg], Wigan England
  • 1870 Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (d. 1947)

Person of interestFrederick Soddy

1877 Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel laureate, (d. 1956), born in Eastbourne, Sussex (d. 1956)

Nobel Laureate Chemist Frederick Soddy
Nobel Laureate Chemist
Frederick Soddy
  • 1878 Werner von Blomberg, German minister of Reichswehr
  • 1879 An Jung-geun, Korean nationalist and assassin of Itō Hirobumi (d. 1910)
  • 1883 Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, "The Red Archduchess" (d. 1963)
  • 1884 Frank Laubach, Benton Pa, educator, taught reading through phonetics
  • 1892 Felix Wolfes, composer
  • 1894 Joseph Roth, Austrian journalist/writer (Hotel Savoy)
  • 1899 Hans Nielsen, Danish lightweight and featherweight boxer (Olympic gold 1924)
  • 1901 Andreas Embirikos, Greek surrealist poet (d. 1975)
  • 1901 Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (d. 1977)
  • 1906 Vera Vague [Barbara Jo Allen], American actress (Sleeping Beauty, Follow the Leader), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1910 Bruce Boyce, singer/teacher
  • 1911 Eileen Way, British actress (Les Miserables, Rainbow, Vikings, Assassin), born in Surrey, England (d. 1994)
  • 1911 Rene Amengual, composer
  • 1911 Romare Bearden, African American painter (d. 1988)
  • 1912 Johan Daisne, [Herman Thiery], Belgian writer (magic realism)
  • 1912 Ernest Bromley, Australian cricketer (d. 1967)
  • 1913 Bill Shankly, English Football Manager (d. 1981)

  • 1914 Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist
  • 1914 Tom Glazer, American folk singer and songwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Dai-Keong Lee, composer
  • 1915 Hans Joachim Koellreutter, composer
  • 1915 Meinhardt Raabe, American actor (The Wizard of Oz), born in Watertown, Wisconsin (d. 2010)
  • 1915 Benjamin Aaron, American labor law expert (d. 2007)
  • 1916 Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player (141 US tennis titles), born in LA, CA, (d. 2014)
  • 1916 Penny Santon [Pierina Burlando], American actress (Fletch, Roll Out, Matt Houston), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1917 Cleveland Amory, Nahant Mass, conservationist/TV reviewer (TV Guide)
  • 1917 Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist (developed bossa nova)
  • 1918 Allen Drury, author (Advise & Consent-1960 Pulitzer Prize)
  • 1918 Martha Mitchell, wife of Attorney General John Mitchell
  • 1919 Gideon William Waldrop, composer
  • 1919 Marge Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1923 Rene Thom, French mathematician (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Daniel arap Moi, Kenyan politician, President of Kenya (1978-2002), born in Kurieng'wo, Kenya
  • 1925 Ronnie Stevens, actor (Rodney-Dick & Duchess), born in London, England
  • 1925 Hugo Montenegro, American composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
  • 1927 Francis Matthews, British actor (Paul Temple, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons), born in York, England (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Leonard Katzman, TV producer
  • 1927 Trudi Jochum-Beiser, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1927 Tzvi Avni, Israeli composer, born in Saarbrücken, Germany
  • 1928 Miloslav Istvan, composer
  • 1928 Peter Mansfield, British politial journalist and author (d. 1996)
  • 1929 Hal Ashby, American film director (d. 1988)
  • 1930 Andrey Pavlovich Petrov, composer
  • 1931 Alan K Simpson, minority whip (Sen-R-WY, 1979- )
  • 1931 Pierre Huyskens, Dutch radio host
  • 1933 Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor, (d. 2012)
  • 1933 Mathieu Kérékou, Dictator and President of Benin (1973-91, 1996-2006), born in Kouarfa, French Dahomey (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Michael Sahl, composer
  • 1934 Hilla Becher (née Wobeser), German artist, worked collaboratively with husband Bernd Becher, born in Potsdam Germany (d. 2015)
  • 1935 Jim Moody, (Rep-D-WI, 1983- )
  • 1936 David Leonard Blake, composer
  • 1936 Joan Kennedy, 1st wife of Mass Senator, Ted

Person of interestAndrew Grove

1936 Andrew Grove, Hungarian-American pioneer in the semiconductor industry and one of the founders and CEO of Intel, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2016)

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove

Person of interestPeter Ueberroth

1937 Peter Ueberroth, American organizer of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and commissioner of baseball (1984-89), born in Evanston, Illinois

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
  • 1937 Derek Fowlds, British actor
  • 1938 Glyn Worsnip, broadcaster
  • 1939 Bobby Purify [Robert Lee Dickey], American soul singer (I'm Your Puppet), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d. 2011)
  • 1939 Sam Gooden, rock vocalist (Impressions-Gypsy Woman), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1940 Beverly Sanders, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1940 Jimmy Clanton, Baton Rogue, La, rock vocalist (Just a Dream)
  • 1940 Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist
  • 1940 Harry Northup, American actor (The Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1941 Tommy Aycock, Edinburg TX, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas Senior-5th)
  • 1943 Glenn Sather, NHL coach (Edmonton Oiler)
  • 1943 Joe Simon, US singer (Power of Love)
  • 1943 Rosalind Ashford, rock vocalist (Martha Reeve & Vandellas), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944 Claude Nicollier, Swiss astronaut (STS 61-K, 46, 61, 75), born in Vevey, Switzerland
  • 1946 Luis Avalos, actor (Condo, E/R, I Had 3 Wives), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1946 Marty Grebb, rocker (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Billy Preston, American soul musician, singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1947 Richard Coughlan, English drummer and percussionist (Caravan), (d. 2013)
  • 1948 Christa McAuliffe, American teacher who died in Challenger space shuttle disaster, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1948 Terry Bradshaw, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)/announcer (CBS, FOX)
  • 1949 Albert West[laken], Dutch singer (Dumb Willie)
  • 1950 Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
  • 1950 Michael Rother, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Cluster)
  • 1950 Yuen Wah, Chinese actor and stuntman
  • 1951 Mark Harmon, American actor (St Elsewhere, NCIS), born in Burbank, California
  • 1951 Michael Gray, American actor (Shazam!, Brian Keith Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Mike Kaminski, English musician (ELO), born in Harrogate
  • 1951 Jim DeMint, American politician
  • 1952 Earl Pomeroy, (Rep-D-North Dakota)

Person of interestJimmy Connors

1952 Jimmy Connors, American tennis champion (US Open-1978, 82, 83 Wimbledon-1974, 82), born in St. Louis, Illinois

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1953 Gerhard P J Thiele, Brenz Germany, astronaut
  • 1953 Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander and a war hero (d. 2001)
  • 1953 John Zorn, American musician
  • 1954 Andrej Babiš, Czech businessman and politician, Prime Minister of Czech republic (2017-), born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • 1955 Linda Purl, actress (Gloria-Happy Days, Matlock), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1956 Mario Tremblay, Canadian hockey player and coach
  • 1956 Angelo Fusco, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
  • 1957 Steve Porcaro, rock keyboards/vocalist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957 Tony Alva, American skateboarder
  • 1958 Marlene Janssen, Rock Island Ill, playmate (Nov, 1982)
  • 1959 Esther Oosterbeek, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
  • 1959 Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil
  • 1960 Eric Dickerson, NFL halfback (LA Rams, Colts/2,105 yds in 1984), born in Sealy, Texas
  • 1960 Rex Hudler, Tempe AZ, outfielder (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • 1960 Kristin Halvorsen, Norwegian politician
  • 1960 John S. Hall, American poet and spoken-word artist
  • 1961 Anthony Wong [Chau-sang], Hong Kong actor (The Untold Story), born in Hong Kong
  • 1961 Jeff Russell, American MLB pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Cincinnatti, Ohio
  • 1961 Carlos Valderrama, Colombian footballer, born in Santa Marta, Colombia
  • 1962 Prachya Pinkaew, Thai film director
  • 1962 Eugenio Derbez, Mexican comedian and actor
  • 1962 Jon Berkeley, author and illustrator
  • 1963 Sam Mitchell, NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves)

Person of interestKeanu Reeves

1964 Keanu Reeves, Canadian actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, The Matrix), born in Beirut, Lebanon

Actor and Musician Keanu Reeves
Actor and Musician
Keanu Reeves
  • 1965 Doug Linton, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Santa Ana, California

Person of interestLennox Lewis

1965 Lennox Lewis, heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1988, WBC boxing champ), born in London, England

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • 1965 Partho Sen-Gupta, Indian filmmaker

Person of interestSalma Hayek

1966 Salma Hayek, Mexican American actress (Desperado, Frida), born in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico

Actress Salma Hayek
Actress
Salma Hayek
  • 1966 Dino Cazares, American musician
  • 1966 Olivier Panis, French race car driver
  • 1966 Tuc Watkins, American actor
  • 1967 Andreas Möller, German footballer
  • 1968 Ricardo de Jongh, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1968 Cynthia Watros, American actress
  • 1969 Mark Brettschneider, actor (Jason-One Life to Live), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1969 Russell Freeman, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Shani Waugh, Bunbury Aust, LPGA golfer (Aust sub-jr champ-1986, 87)
  • 1969 Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, American singer
  • 1969 Chris Kuzneski, American bestselling author
  • 1969 Stephen Peall, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1971 Rich Aurilia, infielder (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971 Shauna Sand, actress (Renegade), born in San Diego, California
  • 1971 Tommy Maddox, NFL quarterback (NY Giants)
  • 1971 Kjetil André Aamodt, Norwegian skier
  • 1971 Pawan Kalyan, Indian actor
  • 1971 Tom Steels, Belgian cyclist
  • 1972 James Willis, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Katarina Studenikova, Bratislava Slovak Rep, tennis star
  • 1973 Matthew Dunn, Leeton NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Jason Blake, American hockey player
  • 1974 Jason Lawson, NBA center (Orlando Magic)
  • 1974 Karina Wieland, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Daniel Southworth, American actor and stunt performer
  • 1976 Phil Lipscomb, American musician (Taproot)
  • 1976 Erin Hershey, American actress.
  • 1977 Ramiro Muñoz, Colombian musician
  • 1977 Frédéric Kanouté, Malian footballer
  • 1979 Tomer Ben Yosef, Israeli footballer
  • 1979 Ron Ng, Hong Kong actor
  • 1980 Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese racing driver
  • 1980 Dany Sabourin, French Canadian Goaltender in the National Hockey League
  • 1981 Katie Teft, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1981 Fariborz Kamkari, Iranian film director and producer
  • 1981 Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
  • 1981 Bracha van Doesburgh, Dutch actress
  • 1982 Joey Barton, English footballer
  • 1982 Mandy Cho, Hong Kong actress
  • 1982 Jason Hammel, American baseball player
  • 1983 Mark Foster, English rugby player
  • 1984 Jack Peñate, English singer and musician (Matinée), born in London, England
  • 1987 Spencer Smith, American musician (Panic at the Disco)
  • 1988 Ishant Sharma, Indian Cricketer
  • 1989 Alexandre Pato, Brazilian footballer
  • 1989 Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (d. 2008)
  • 1990 Marcus Ericsson, Swedish Racing Driver