Famous Birthdays on September 21

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 227

  • 1051 Bertha of Savoy, German queen and Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1087)
  • 1328 Hongwu, 1st Emperor of Ming Dynasty of China (1368-98), born in Haozhou, Henan Jiangbei, Yuan Empire (d. 1398)
  • 1372 Frederick I van Hohenzollern, Monarch of Brandenburg (1417-40), born in Free Imperial City of Nuremberg (d. 1440)
  • 1411 Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne, born in Conisbrough, England (d. 1460)
  • 1415 Frederick III of Innsbruck, German Emperor (1440-1493), born in Innsbruck, Tyrol (d. 1493)
  • 1428 Jingtai, 7th Emperor of the Ming dynasty of China (1449-57), born in Beijing (d. 1457)
  • 1452 Girolamo Savonarola, Italian preacher and dictator of Florence (1494-98), born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1498)
  • 1527 Matthäus Ludecus, German composer, born in Wilsnach, Prignitz (d. 1606)
  • 1629 Philip Howard, English Roman Catholic cardinal, born in London (d. 1694)
  • 1645 Louis Jolliet, Canadian explorer (explored the origins of the Mississippi River helped by the Native American), born in Quebec, Canada (d. 1700)
  • 1695 John Glas, Scottish Presbyterian clergyman (started Glasite church movement), born in Auchtermuchty, Fife, Scotland (d. 1773)
  • 1706 Jacob Wilhelm Lustig, German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1796)
  • 1706 Polyxena of Hesse-Rotenburg, Queen consort of Sardinia, born in Langenschwalbach, Hesse (d. 1735)
  • 1728 Louis Emmanuel Jadin, French composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1853)

Person of interestFrancis Hopkinson

1737 Francis Hopkinson, American author and composer (designed the first American flag), born in Philadelphia, British America (d. 1791)

Designer of the American Flag Francis Hopkinson
Designer of the American Flag
Francis Hopkinson
  • 1752 Louise of Stolberg-Gedern, Countess of Albany, born in Mons, Austrian Netherlands (d. 1824)

  • 1756 John Loudon McAdam, Scottish engineer and road builder who created macadam road surface (asphalt), born in Ayr, Scotland (d. 1836)
  • 1758 Christopher Gore, American lawyer and politician (8th Governor of Massachusetts), born in Boston, Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1827)
  • 1760 Gaetano Valeri, Italian composer, born in Padua, Italy (d. 1822)
  • 1760 Ivan Dmitriev, Russian statesman and poet, born in Simbirsk, Russian Empire (d. 1837)
  • 1788 Margaret Taylor, wife of Zachary Taylor and 1st lady of the United States (1849-50), born in Calvert County, Maryland (d. 1852)
  • 1809 Sophia Hawthorne, American writer, painter and illustator, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1871)
  • 1817 Carter L. Stevenson, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia (d. 1888)
  • 1817 Charles Balmer, German composer, born in Gottingen, Germany (d. 1892)
  • 1819 Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois, Duchess of Parma and Piacenza, born in Élysée Palace, Paris, France (d. 1864)
  • 1820 Williams Carter Wickham, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1888)
  • 1824 Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn, American Baptist Minister and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Webster, Pennsylvania (d. 1901)
  • 1827 Michael Corcoran, Irish-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in County Sligo, Ireland (d. 1863)
  • 1832 Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans, German musician and composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1892)
  • 1832 Samuel S. Carroll, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 1893)
  • 1833 Josef Richard Rozkošný, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1913)
  • 1840 Murad V, 33rd Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1876), born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1904)
  • 1842 Abdul Hamid II, 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1876-1909), born in Topkapı Palace, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1918)
  • 1843 David Emlyn Evans, British composer, born in Pen’ralltwen, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthen, Wales (d. 1913)
  • 1849 Edmund Gosse, British translator and critic (Father & Son), born in London, England (d. 1928)
  • 1849 Maurice Barrymore [Herbert Blythe], Indian-born British actor and patriarch of the Barrymore family, born in Fort Agra, India (d. 1905)
  • 1853 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (liquid helium, Nobel 1913), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1926)
  • 1859 Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron and writer (Sursum Corda, Ace Knave), born in Nevele, Belgium (d. 1932)
  • 1862 James E. Talmage, English religious leader (LDS Church apostle), born in Hungerford, Berkshire, England (d. 1933)
  • 1863 John Bunny, American film comedian, born in NYC, New York (d. 1915)
  • 1866 Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist (Nobel 1928), born in Rouen, France (d. 1936)

Person of interestH. G. Wells

1866 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (War of the Worlds, Kipps), born in Bromley, Kent (d. 1946)

Author H. G. Wells
Author
H. G. Wells
  • 1867 Henry L. Stimson, American statesman (46th United States Secretary of State), born in NYC, New York (d. 1950)
  • 1869 Henryk Melcer-Szczawiński, Polish composer (d. 1928)
  • 1871 Ernst Heldring, Dutch ship owner and financier, born in Amsterdam (d. 1954)
  • 1873 Papa Jack Laine, American musician and pioneering bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1966)
  • 1874 Gustav Holst, English composer (Planets), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1934)
  • 1882 Alf Hurum, Norwegian composer, born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 1972)
  • 1884 Shorty Ray, American football player and supervisor of NFL officials, born in Highland Park, Illinois (d. 1956)
  • 1885 Thomas de Hartmann, Russian composer, born in Khoruzhivka, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1956)
  • 1886 Teiichi Igarashi, Japanese mountaineer who climbed Mt Fuji at age 99
  • 1887 Lodewijk de Vocht, Belgian composer, born in Antwerp (d. 1977)
  • 1893 Moses Pergament, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1977)
  • 1894 Tullio Carminati, Austrian actor (War and Peace, Roman Holiday), born in Zadar, Croatia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1971)
  • 1895 Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet, born in Konstantinovo, Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1925)
  • 1898 Tushar Kanti Ghosh, Indian journalist and world's oldest and longest serving newspaper editor
  • 1899 Luc Haesaerts, Flemish art critic (Flandre), born in Antwerp (d. 1962)
  • 1899 Frederick Coutts, Scottish 8th General of The Salvation Army, born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (d. 1986)
  • 1901 Lord Learie Constantine, West Indian cricket all-rounder (UKs first black peer), born in Diego Martin, Trinidad (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Allen Lane, English publisher and founder of Penguin Books, born in Bristol, England (d. 1970)
  • 1902 Ilmari Salminen, Finnish athlete (Olympic gold 10,000m 1936), born in Elimäki, Finland (d. 1986)

Person of interestHowie Morenz

1902 Howie Morenz, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Montreal Canadiens, 3-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Mitchell, Ontario (d. 1937)

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • 1904 Hans Hartung, German-French painter, born in Leipzig, German Empire (d. 1989)
  • 1905 Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive, born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (d. 1999)
  • 1906 Derrick De Marney, British actor (The Girl Was Young, Inheritance), born in London, England (d. 1978)
  • 1906 Henry Beachell, American plant breeder, born in Waverly, Nebraska (d. 2006)
  • 1907 Helen Foster Snow, American journalist (reported from China in the 1930s), born in Cedar City, Utah (d. 1997)
  • 1907 Lloyd Gough, American actor (Sunset Boulevard, The Front, The Green Hornet), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)

Person of interestKwame Nkrumah

1909 Kwame Nkrumah, 1st Prime Minister of Ghana (1957-60) and 1st President Ghana (1960-66), born in Nkroful, Gold Coast (Ghana) (d. 1972)

First President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah
  • 1912 Charles "Chuck" Jones, American animator and cartoonist best known for his work with Warner Bros. (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Porky Pig), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2002)
  • 1912 György Sándor, Hungarian pianist, born in Budapest (d. 2005)
  • 1913 Ulrich Ernst Simon, German-Jewish Anglican theologian, born in Berlin (d. 1997)
  • 1914 John Kluge, American television mogul (Metromedia) and at one time the richest person in the United States, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 2010)
  • 1916 Jagernath Lachmon, Surinamese politician, born in Nickerie, Suriname (d. 2001)
  • 1916 Françoise Giroud, French journalist and politician (French Minister of Culture), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (Crank-Nicolson method), born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England (d. 1968)
  • 1918 Rand Brooks [Arlington Rand Brooks Jr.], American actor (Gone with the Wind, Rin Tin Tin), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1919 Aya Zikken, Dutch author (Atlasvlinder, Rameh), born in Epe, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • 1919 Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher and physicist, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1919 Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani modernist scholar, born in Hazara District, Pakistan (d. 1988)
  • 1922 Lode Backx, Flemish pianist, born in Borgerhout, Belgium (d. 2010)
  • 1923 John Vane, 11th Lord Barnard, English large landowner, born in Raby Castle, County Durham, England (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Gail Russell, American actress (The Uninvited, Moonrise, Unseen), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • 1926 Donald A. Glaser, American physicist (Nobel 1960), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Noor Jehan [Allah Rakhi Wasai], Pakistani singer and actress (Mela, Chann Way), born in Kasur, Punjab, British India (d. 2000)
  • 1929 Bernard Williams, English moral philosopher, born in Westcliff, Essex, England (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (Budapest Honvéd), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1979)
  • 1930 Dawn Addams, British actress (A King in New York, Star Maidens) who married the Prince of Roccasecca, born in Felixstowe, England (d. 1985)
  • 1931 Larry Hagman, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie, JR-Dallas), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Don Preston, American rock musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Flint, Michigan

Person of interestLeonard Cohen

1934 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter (Death of Ladies Man), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • 1935 Henry Gibson, American actor and comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In's poet), born in Germantown, Philadelphia (d. 2009)
  • 1935 James "Jimmy" Armfield, British former-footballer, manager and pundit (BBC Radio Five Live), born in Denton, Lancashire, England (d. 2018)
  • 1936 Yury Luzhkov, Russian politician (2nd Mayor of Moscow, 1992-2010), born in Moscow
  • 1936 Dickey Lee, American singer and songwriter (Patches), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1936 James "Sunny" Murray, American jazz musician and drummer, born in Idabel, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
  • 1938 Atli Heimir Sveinsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 1938 Yūji Takahashi, Japanese pianist and composer, born in Japan
  • 1940 Bill Kurtis, American newscaster (American Parade), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1940 Hermann Knoflacher, Austrian civil engineer, born in Villach, Austria
  • 1941 Tony Moon, American rock songwriter (Dante & the Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941 R. James Woolsey, Jr., American lawyer and director of Central Intelligence Agency, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1941 Jack Brisco, American professional wrestler, born in Seminole, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • 1942 Ann Elder, American comedienne (Smothers Brothers Show, Laugh-In), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1943 David Hood, American bassist and trombonist (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Traffic), born in Sheffield, Alabama
  • 1944 Fannie Flagg, American actress and comediene (Candid Camera), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1944 Hamilton Jordan, political advisor (Crisis, Last Year of Carter Pres)
  • 1944 Susan Maureen Fleetwood, Scotland, actress (Krays, Sacrifice)
  • 1944 Steve Beshear, American politician (D) Governor of Kentucky (2007-2015), born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky
  • 1944 Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, born in Norman, Oklahoma (d. 1988)
  • 1945 Bjarni V Tryggvason, Reykjavik Iceland, astronaut (STS 85)

  • 1945 Ombrettqa Colli, Italian entertainer
  • 1945 Richard Childress, NASCAR team owner
  • 1945 Shaw Clifton, the 18th General of The Salvation Army
  • 1946 Moritz Leuenberger, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1947 Donald "Don" Felder, American rock musician and songwriter (Eagles), born in Gainesville, Florida

Person of interestStephen King

1947 Stephen King, American sci-fi and horror author (Carrie, Shining, Kujo), born in Portland, Maine

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King
  • 1947 Marsha Norman, American playwright
  • 1947 Geoff Workman, British record producer and engineer (Toto, Queen, The Cars), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1948 Artis Gilmore, ABA all star (Kentucky Colonels)
  • 1948 Michael Finneran, diver (1st perfect 10 on 10m platform)

Person of interestBill Murray

1950 Bill Murray, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters), born in Evanston, Illinois

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Actor/Comedian
Bill Murray
  • 1950 Charles Clarke, British politician
  • 1951 Ed Delahoussaye, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (1982-83 Kentucky Derby), born in New Iberia, Louisiana
  • 1951 Bob Franks, (Rep-R-NJ)
  • 1951 Bruce Arena, American soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951 Henk Hofstede, Dutch singer/guitarist/keyboardist (Nits)
  • 1951 Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen rebel leader (d. 2005)
  • 1952 Anneliese Michel, German exorcism victim (d. 1976)
  • 1953 John Mengatti, American actor (Nick-White Shadow, For Love & Honor), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954 Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer (Motorhead), born in Hasland, Chesterfield (d. 2015)

Person of interestShinzō Abe

1954 Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan (2006-07 and 2012-), born in Nagato, Japan

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe
  • 1955 Rebecca Balding, actress (Carla-Lou Grant, Soap), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1955 Richard J Hieb, astronaut (STS 39, 49, 65), born in Jamestown, North Dakota
  • 1955 Mika Kaurismäki, Finnish director
  • 1955 Gulshan Grover, Indian actor known as the "Bad Man" in Bollywood cinema (I Am Kalam), born in New Delhi, India
  • 1956 Jack Givens, American basketball player
  • 1956 Marta Kauffman, American television producer
  • 1957 Ethan Coen, filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • 1957 Lynette Love, US tai kwan do champ 1987/(Olympics 1988)
  • 1957 Kevin Rudd, Australian politician, Prime Minister (2013), born in Nambour, Queensland
  • 1958 Rick Mahorn, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1958 Bruno Fitoussi, French poker player
  • 1959 Corrinne Drewery, rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out)
  • 1959 David Coulier, American actor (Joey Gladstone-Full House), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1960 David James Elliott, Canadian actor (Seinfeld, Lt Harmon Rabb-Jag), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1961 Michel R Vassallucci, French/Neth publisher (Arena)
  • 1961 Nancy Travis, American actress (Kim-Almost Perfect, Chaplin, 8 Men Out), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestGrant Fuhr

1962 Grant Fuhr, Canadian NHL goalie (Oilers), born in Spruce Grove, Alberta

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr
  • 1962 Rob Morrow, actor (Dr Fleishman-Northern Exposure), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1963 Cecil Fielder, infielder (Detroit Tigers, NY Yankees), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1963 Curtly Ambrose, Antiguan West Indies cricketer
  • 1963 Angus Macfadyen, Scottish actor
  • 1964 Danny Hoekman, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1964 Danny Villa, NFL guard (KC Chiefs)
  • 1964 Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan singer and composer
  • 1965 Richard Brown, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1966 Ronna Reeves, Big Spring TX
  • 1967 Andrea Thies, rower (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Irvington, New York
  • 1967 Romeo van Aerde, soccer player (RKC)

Person of interestFaith Hill

1967 Faith Hill [Audrey Faith Perry], American country pop singer (Breathe, Cry), born in Ridgeland, Mississippi

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • 1967 Tyler Stewart, Canadian drummer and vocalist (Barenaked Ladies), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968 Ricki Lake, actress (Hairspray), talk show host (Ricki), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Trugoy [David Jolicoeur], American rapper and producer (De La Soul), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968 Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), born in Burntwood, Staffordshire (d. 2013)
  • 1969 Jason Christiansen, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1969 Lia Biehl, LPGA golfer
  • 1969 Randal Hill, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 Michael O'Shea, Canadian CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts), born in North Bay, Ontario
  • 1970 John Cudia, American actor

Person of interestSamantha Power

1970 Samantha Power, Irish American author and diplomat (US Ambassador to the UN), born in Dublin, Ireland

Journalist and Diplomat Samantha Power
Journalist and Diplomat
Samantha Power
  • 1971 Alfonso Ribeiro, American actor/pianist (Alfonso-Silver Spoons), born in NYC, New York
  • 1971 John Crawley, English cricketer
  • 1971 Luke Wilson, American actor
  • 1972 Alicia Rickter, playmate (Oct, 1995), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1972 Brooke Bushnell, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Jon Kitna, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Liam Gallagher, British singer and songwriter (Oasis, Beady Eye), born in Burnage, Manchester
  • 1972 David Silveria, American drummer (KoЯn)
  • 1973 Virginia Ruano-Pascual, tennis star, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1973 Oswaldo Sanchez, Mexican footballer
  • 1973 Vanessa Grigoriadis, American journalist
  • 1974 Taral Hicks, American musician
  • 1974 Andy Todd, English footballer
  • 1975 Doug Davis, American baseball player
  • 1976 Adrian Olivo, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1976 Jana Kandarr, tennis star
  • 1976 Poul Hübertz, Danish footballer
  • 1976 Jonas Bjerre, Danish singer and guitarist (Mew)
  • 1977 Brian Tallet, American baseball player
  • 1978 Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1979 Richard Dunne, Irish footballer
  • 1979 Chris Gayle, Jamaican West Indies cricketer
  • 1979 Julian Gray, English footballer
  • 1979 Jaymee Ong, Chinese-Australian model
  • 1980 Raegan Tomaster, East Patgchogue NY, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1980 Robert Hoffman, American actor
  • 1980 Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress (3 Idiots), born in Bombay, India
  • 1980 Nyree Lewis, British Paralympic swimmer
  • 1980 Aleksa Palladino, American actress