Famous Birthdays on September 20

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 205

  • 1486 Arthur, Prince of Wales, English crown prince, son of King Henry VII of England, 1st husband of Catherine of Aragon, born in Winchester, England (d. 1502)
  • 1593 Gottfried Scheidt, German composer and organist, born in Halle, Germany (d. 1661)
  • 1599 Christian the Younger, German Protestant military leader, born in Gröningen, Germany (d. 1623)
  • 1653 Benedict Schultheiss, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1693)
  • 1663 Pirro Capacelli, Italian aristocrat and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1735)
  • 1665 Johannes van der Hagen, Dutch vicar and genealogist, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1739)
  • 1706 František Václav Habermann, Czech composer, born in Lázně Kynžvart, Czech Republic (d. 1783)
  • 1744 Giacomo Quarenghi, Italian-Russian master builder and architect (Hermitage Theater), born in Rota d'Imagna, Republic of Venice (d. 1817)
  • 1744 Thomas Grosvenor, American Revolutionary War hero (d. 1825)
  • 1746 Móric Beňovský, Slovak military officer, explorer and self-declared King of Madagascar, born in Verbó, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1786)
  • 1777 Ramón Cuéllar y Altarriba, Spanish composer, born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain (d. 1833)
  • 1791 Sergey Aksakov, Russian writer (Semejnaja chronika), born in Ufa, Russian Empire (d. 1859) [NS 10/01]
  • 1795 Charles Zeuner, German-American composer and organist, born in Eisleben, Saxony (d. 1857)
  • 1809 Sterling "Old Pap" Price, American lawyer, U.S. Army Brigadier General and politician (11th Governor of Missouri), born in Prince Edward County, Virginia (d. 1867)
  • 1810 Alpheus Starkey Williams, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Deep River, Connecticut (d. 1878)
  • 1820 George Washington Morgan, American lawyer, politician, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Washington County, Pennsylvania (d. 1893)

  • 1820 John Fulton Reynolds, American Major General (Union Army), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (d. 1863)
  • 1832 Johann Joseph Abert, German composer, born in Gastorf, Bohemia (d. 1915)

Person of interestErnesto Teodoro Moneta

1833 Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian journalist, soldier and pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907), born in Milan, Lombardy (d. 1918)

Italian Pacifist Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Italian Pacifist
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
  • 1842 James Dewar, Scottish chemist and physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet), born in Kincardine-on-Forth, Scotland (d. 1923)
  • 1844 William H. Illingworth, English-American photographer, born in Leeds, England (d. 1893)
  • 1846 Agnes Tyrrell, Czech pianist and composer, born in Brno, Moravia (d. 1883)
  • 1847 Sergey Nechayev, Russian Nihilist (Catechism Revolutionary), born in Ivanovo, Russia (d. 1882)
  • 1852 Édouard Empain, Belgian railway builder (Paris Metro), born in Belœil, Belgium (d. 1929)
  • 1853 Rama V [Chulalongkorn], King of Thailand (1868-1910), born in Grand Palace, Bangkok, Siam (d. 1910)
  • 1861 Herbert Putnam, American Librarian of Congress, born in NYC, New York (d. 1955)
  • 1865 Lubor Niederle, Czech archaeologist and anthropologist, born in Klatovy, Czech Republic (d. 1944)
  • 1866 Gustave Doret, Swiss composer, born in Aigle, Switzerland (d. 1943)
  • 1869 George Robey, English musical theatre actor and comedian, born in Herue Hill, Kent, England (d. 1954)
  • 1869 Marcel Cachin, French politician and co-founder (French Communistic Party), born in Plourivo, Côtes d'Armor, France (d. 1958)
  • 1872 Maurice Gamelin, French Army general (unable to stop the German assault on France (May 1940)), born in Paris (d. 1958)
  • 1873 Robert Wrenn, American tennis champ (US Open - 1893), born in Highland Park, Illinois (d. 1925)
  • 1873 Sidney Olcott, Canadian film director (Ben Hur), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 1949)
  • 1873 Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (winner of the 1st Grand Prix motor racing), born in Szeghalom, Hungary (d. 1944)
  • 1877 Armand Marsick, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1959)

Person of interestUpton Sinclair

1878 Upton Beall Sinclair, American writer (Jungle), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1968)

  • 1879 Victor Sjöström, Swedish director (Wind, Under the Red Robe), born in Årjäng, Värmland, Sweden (d. 1960)
  • 1880 Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1968)
  • 1880 Louise Peete, American convicted serial killer, born in Bienville, Louisiana (d. 1947)
  • 1881 Walter Kingsford, British actor (Carefree, My Favorite Blonde), born in Redhill, England (d. 1958)
  • 1883 Johannes Gerard van Dillen, Dutch economic historian (Of Wealth & Oligarchists), born in Amsterdam (d. 1969)

  • 1883 Maria Baers, Flemish social worker and founder of the Christian Workers' Women's Movement (KAV), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1959)
  • 1884 Piotr Rytel, Polish composer, born in Vilnius (d. 1970)

Person of interestMaxwell Perkins

1884 Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher, born in NYC, New York (d. 1947)

  • 1886 Charles Williams, British poet and writer, born in London (d. 1945)
  • 1889 Charles Reidpath, American athlete (Olympic gold 1912), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1890 Rachel Bluwstein, Hebrew poet, born in Saratov, Imperial Russia (d. 1931)
  • 1892 Patricia Collinge, Irish-born American actress (Tender Comrade), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1974)
  • 1893 Hans Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1896 Fjodor Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga), born in Pavlovka, Russia (d. 1960) [NS=Oct 2]
  • 1897 Efim Golishev, Ukrainian painter and composer, born in Kherson, Ukraine (d. 1970)
  • 1897 Kermit Maynard, American cowboy actor (Valley of Terror, Saturday Roundup), born in Vevay, Indiana (d. 1971)
  • 1899 Elliott Nugent, American director (And So They Were Married), born in Dover, Ohio (d. 1980)
  • 1899 Leo Strauss, German-American political philosopher, born in Kirchhain, Hesse-Nassau, German Empire (d. 1973)
  • 1900 Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Brazilian military leader and 26th President of Brazil (1964-67), born in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil (d. 1967)
  • 1900 Uuno Klami, Finnish composer, born in Virolahti, Finland (d. 1961)
  • 1900 Wilhelm Weismann, German composer, born in Alfdorf, Germany (d. 1980)
  • 1901 Leo Justinus Kauffmann, Alsatian composer, born in Dannemarie, France (d. 1944)
  • 1902 Cesare Zavattini, Italian screenwriter (Ladri di Biciclette), born in Luzzara, Italy (d. 1989)
  • 1902 Stevie [Florence Margaret] Smith, English poet and novelist (Not Waving but Drowning), born in Kingston upon Hull, England
  • 1906 David Sheinfeld, American violinist and composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2001)
  • 1908 Alexander Mitscherlich, German psychotherapist, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1910 Jacques-Baptiste LeBrun, French finn yachtsman (Olympic gold 1932), born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • 1911 Frank De Vol, American composer (theme songs to Family Affair, The Brady Bunch), born in Moundsville, West Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1911 Jan Mul, Dutch composer, born in Haarlem (d. 1971)
  • 1911 Shriram Sharma, Indian spiritual leader and founder of "All World Gayatri Pariwar", born in Agra, India (d. 1990)
  • 1914 Kenneth More, British actor (39 Steps, Doctor in the House), born in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1982)

Person of interestRed Auerbach

1917 [Arnold] Red Auerbach, American NBA coach and general manager (Boston Celtics), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • 1917 Fernando Rey [Arambillet], Spanish actor (The French Connection, Matter of Time), born in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain (d. 1994)
  • 1918 Margaret "Peg" Phillips, American actress (Northern Exposure, ER, Suddenly Susan), born in Everett, Washington (d. 2002)
  • 1920 Frances Heflin, American actress (All My Children, The Skin of Our Teeth), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1994)
  • 1920 Jay Ward, American cartoonist (Rocky & his Friends, Bullwinkle), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1989)
  • 1921 Melvin "Slappy" White, American comedian and actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1995)
  • 1922 David Nicolson, British businessman and politician (Chairman of BTR Industries-1969), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Frank Comstock, American orchestra leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show), born in San Diego, California (d. 2013)
  • 1922 William Kapell, American pianist and recording artist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1953)
  • 1922 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, born in Fairfield, Connecticut (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Geraldine Clinton Little, Irish poet (A Little Bouquet), born in Northern Ireland (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Gogi Grant [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American singer (The Wayward Wind), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1924 James Galanos, American fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame 1959), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1924 John Vassall, British spy and civil servant (spied for Soviet Union), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1925 Rama VIII [Ananda Mahidol], King of Siam (1935-46), born in Heidelberg, Republic of Baden, Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1925 Bobby Nunn [Ulysses B. Nunn Sr.], American singer (The Robins, The Coasters), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1986)
  • 1927 Clarice Taylor, American actress (Nurse Bailey-Nurse), born in Buckingham County, Virginia (d. 2011)
  • 1927 Rachel Roberts, Welsh actress (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Foul Play, Doctor's Wife), born in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales (d. 1980)
  • 1927 John Dankworth, English jazz musician and composer, born in Woodford, Essex, England (d. 2010)
  • 1928 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (The Kingdom, Matador, Een stor familie), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2000)
  • 1928 Donald Hall, American writer, literary critic and Poet Laureate of the United States, born in Hamden, Connecticut (d. 2018)
  • 1929 Anne Meara, American comedian and actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place, The Other Woman), mother of Ben Stiller, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Cherd Songsri, Thai film director (Plae Kao), born in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand (d. 2006)
  • 1933 Bob Banas, American choreographer (Malibu U, Jonathan Winters Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Dennis Viollet, English former soccer player (Manchester United), born in Fallowfield, Manchester, England (d. 1999)

Person of interestSophia Loren

1934 Sophia Loren, Italian actress (La Ciociara, Desire Under the Elms, Black Orchid), born in Rome, Italy

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren
  • 1935 Keith Roberts, English writer (Irish Encounter, Ladies from Hell), born in Kettering, Northamptonshire (d. 2000)
  • 1935 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1999)
  • 1935 David Pegg, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1936 Dany Carrel, Touraine Indo-china, actress (Passionate Summer)
  • 1937 Birgitta Dahl, Swedish politician
  • 1937 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish singer and actress, born in Hagfors, Sweden (d. 2005)
  • 1938 Eric Gale, American jazz guitarist (Negril, Stuff), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1938 George J Hochbrueckner, (Rep-D-NY)
  • 1938 Jane Manning, English soprano, born in Norwich
  • 1938 Pia Lindstrom, critic (WNBC-TV)/journalist (From Russia With Love)
  • 1938 Tom Tresh, NY Yankee (1962 AL Rookie of Year)
  • 1939 Robert L. Gerry III, American businessman
  • 1940 Joseph J DioGuardi, (Rep-R-NY, 1985- )
  • 1941 Dale Chihuly, artist in glass (Louis Tiffany Award 1967), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1941 John A Wismont Jr, California, watercolor painter (over 50,000)
  • 1941 Sylvester [J. Pussycat Sr.,], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Friz Freleng (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Notes to You"
  • 1942 Robbe De Hert, Flemish director and producer (Fugitive Cinema, Bomb)
  • 1942 Gérald Tremblay, Québec politician

  • 1943 Roek Williams, [Willemze], Dutch singer

Person of interestSani Abacha

1943 Sani Abacha, de facto President of Nigeria (1993-98), born in Kano, Nigeria (d. 1998)

President of Nigeria Sani Abacha
President of Nigeria
Sani Abacha
  • 1943 Tommy Nobis, American football linebacker (Atlanta Falcons), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1944 Jeremy Child, actor (Privilege, Taffin)
  • 1945 Laurie Spiegel, composer
  • 1947 Chuck Panozzo [John], rocker (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Mia Martini, Italian singer (d. 1995)
  • 1947 Bruce Pasternack, American CEO
  • 1948 George R. R. Martin, American fantasy and sci-fi author (A Song of Ice and Fire), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1949 Jan Hendriks, guitarist (Doe Maar)
  • 1949 Anthony Denison, American actor
  • 1949 John W. Henry, American businessman and owner of sports teams (Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • 1950 James P[aul] Blaylock, American sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1950 Loredana Berte, singer/2nd ex wife of Bjorn Borg, born in Milan, Italy

Person of interestGuy Lafleur

1951 Guy Lafleur, Canadian NHL right wing (Montreal, NY Rangers), born in Thurso, Quebec

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • 1951 JoAnna Cameron, Colo, actress (I Love My Wife, Isis)
  • 1951 Javier Marías, Spanish author, translator and academic
  • 1953 Jeff Jones, Canadian rock bassist/vocalist (Red Rider), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Anne Mcintosh, British member European parliament
  • 1954 Brinke Stevens, [Charlene Brinkman] Ca, actress (Slumber Party Massacre)
  • 1954 Silvio Leonard, Cienguegos Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1954 Henry Samueli, American NHL team owner
  • 1955 Christine Oddy, British member European parliament
  • 1956 Debi Morgan, actress (All My Children, Cry Uncle), born in Dunn, North Carolina
  • 1956 Gary Cole, Park Ridge, Illinois, American actor (Pineapple Express, Midnight Caller)
  • 1957 Arn Anderson, [Marty Lunde], wrestler (ECW/SMW/WCW/NWA/WWF)
  • 1957 Vladmir Tkachenko, USSR, basketball (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1957 Alannah Currie, rock xylophone/vocalist (Thompson Twins), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1957 Rich DiSilvio, American new media developer & artist
  • 1958 Marty Schiene, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Illinois Open), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959 Lesley Thompson, Canadian rower (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1960 Alice Regina Brown, Jackson MS, 4X100 runner (Olympic gold 1984, 88)
  • 1960 James A Pawelczyk, PhD/astronaut (sk STS 90), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1960 Deborah Roberts, American journalist and TV reporter
  • 1961 Becky Larson, LPGA golfer
  • 1961 Erwin Koeman, soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
  • 1961 Lisa Bloom, American lawyer and television personality
  • 1964 Maggie Cheung, Hong Kong actress (1st Asian actress to win at Cannes for "Clean"), born in Hong Kong
  • 1965 Robert Rusler, actor (Game of Love, Vamp, Thrashin')
  • 1966 Nuno Bettencourt, Azores, rock guitarist (Extreme-More Than Words)

  • 1967 Catherine Bond-Mills, Woodstock Ontario, heptathlete (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Gunnar Nelson, rock vocalist (Nelsons-Love & Affection)
  • 1967 Kristen Johnston, actress (Sally Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)
  • 1967 Martin Harrison, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967 Matthew Nelson, rock vocalist (Nelsons-Love & Affection)
  • 1968 Chris Waller, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1968 Eric Turner, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1968 Leah Pinsent, Canadian actress
  • 1968 Tim Rogers, Australian singer / songwriter
  • 1969 Tommy Jeter, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969 Victoria Dillard, American actress
  • 1969 Megumi Kudo, Japanese pro-wrestler
  • 1969 Richard Witschge, former Dutch footballer
  • 1970 John Copeland, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
  • 1971 Andrew Lane, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Henryk Larsson, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1971 Jenny Murdock, LPGA golfer
  • 1971 Ryan Terry, NFL running back/kick returner (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese composer
  • 1972 Jenny Morris, Maryborough Australia, field hockey fullback (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Vance Joseph, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)
  • 1973 Ronald McKinnon, National Football League linebacker
  • 1974 Michael Waddington, American defense lawyer
  • 1975 Asia Argento, Italian actress (Marie Antoinette), Weinstein accuser, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1975 Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver
  • 1976 Markus Wieland, Tegernsee GER, hockey player (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1976 Yui Horie, Japanese seiyuu
  • 1976 Yo Hitoto, Japanese pop singer
  • 1976 Enuka Okuma, Canadian actress
  • 1976 Reuben Singh, British entrepreneur
  • 1976 Jon Bernthal, American actor (The Walking Dead, The Punisher), born in Washington D.C.
  • 1977 Ruth Moniz, NSW Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1977 Namie Amuro, Japanese pop singer
  • 1978 Sophie Simard, Lars Germany, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1978 Patrizio Buanne, Italian singer
  • 1978 Sarit Hadad, Israeli singer
  • 1978 T.J. Tucker, American baseball player
  • 1978 Dante Hall, American football player
  • 1979 Sean Davis, English footballer
  • 1980 Vladimir Karpets, Russian cyclist
  • 1980 Mariacarla Boscono, Italian fashion model
  • 1980 Jonathan Le Billon, British actor
  • 1981 Joanie Dodds, America's Next Top Model contestant
  • 1981 Feliciano López, Spanish tennis player
  • 1981 Jordan Tata, American baseball player
  • 1983 Yuna Ito, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1983 Ángel Sánchez, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1985 David Allen, American composer and writer
  • 1987 Jack Lawless, American drummer for the Jonas Brothers