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Famous Birthdays on September 22

  • 130 Claudius Galenus, Italian physician and scholar
  • 1290 Bilbo Baggins, fictional main character of J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit, born in Shire Reckoning

Anne of Cleves

1515 Anne of Cleves, Queen of England (1539-40), 4th wife of Henry VIII, born in Dusseldorf, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1557)

  • 1523 Charles de Bourbon, French cardinal, born in La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, France (d. 1590)
  • 1547 Philipp Nikodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (d. 1590)
  • 1601 Anna of Austria, Spanish princess, Austrian archduchess, Queen of France as wife of Louis XIII and regent of France (1643-51) for her son Louis XIV, born in Benavente Palace, Valladolid, Spain (d. 1666)
  • 1606 Li Zicheng "Dashing King", Chinese rebel (ousted Ming dynasty and briefly captured Beijing), born in Li Jiqian village, Shaanxi province (d. 1645)
  • 1680 Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (d. 1747)
  • 1694 Philip Dormer Stanhope [Lord Chesterfield], English statesman and letter writer, responsible for introducing Gregorian calendar, born in London (1752)
  • 1715 Jean-Étienne Guettard, French physician and scientist (d. 1786)
  • 1717 Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Swedish astronomer (d. 1783)
  • 1720 Adolph Carl Kunzen, German composer, born in Wittenberg (d. 1781)
  • 1722 John Home, Scottish writer (Douglas), born in Ancrum, Scotland (d. 1808)
  • 1729 George Wilhelm Gruber, German composer and violinist, born in Nuremberg (d. 1796)
  • 1733 Anton Filtz [Fils], German composer, born in Eichstätt (d. 1760)
  • 1738 Dionysius Godefridus van der Keessel, Dutch jurist (Theses Selectae, Select Theses on the Laws of Holland and Zeeland), born in Deventer, Overijssel (d. 1816)
  • 1741 Peter Simon Pallas, German geologist and zoologist (scientific expeditions through Russia and Siberia), born in Berlin (d. 1811)
  • 1743 Quintin Craufurd, British author (friend of Marie Antoinette), born in Kilwinning, Scotland (d. 1819)
  • 1757 Herman Hendrik Vitringa, Dutch politician (National Meetings)
  • 1765 Paolo Ruffini, Italian mathematician (d. 1822)
  • 1767 José Maurício Nunes Garcia, Brazilian classical composer (Master of Music at the Royal Chapel), born in Rio de Janiero, Brazil (d. 1830)
  • 1788 Theodore Hook, English author, famous practical joker and recipient of the world's 1st postcard, born in London (d. 1841)

Michael Faraday

1791 Michael Faraday, English scientist, discovered electromagnetic induction, invented 1st electric motor, born in Newington Butts, England (d. 1867)

  • 1796 Cornelius Stribling, American Naval Commander (Mexican war, Civil War), born in Pendleton, South Carolina (d. 1880)
  • 1819 Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian (d. 1897)
  • 1822 Eppa Hunton, American representative and Brigadier-General who fought in most ANV campaigns, born in Warrenton, Virginia (d. 1908)
  • 1827 John Grubb Parke, American Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1900)
  • 1829 William Worth Belknap, American lawyer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1876)
  • 1829 Tự Đức, Emperor of Vietnam (1847-1883) (d. 1883)
  • 1833 Stephen Dill Lee, American 1st president of Mississippi State University, Lt General in Confederate Army, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1908)
  • 1849 John Godden, English miner (Klein Curacao)
  • 1864 Lodewijk van Deyssel, Dutch writer (A Love Affair), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1952)
  • 1870 Arthur Pryor, American band composer and trombone player, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 1942)

Charlotte Cooper

1870 Charlotte Cooper, British tennis player (1st female Olympic champion 1900; Wimbledon 1895-96, 98, 1901, 08), born in Ealing, England (d. 1966)

  • 1872 Luis Villalba Munoz, Spanish composer (d. 1921)
  • 1875 Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Lithuanian composer, painter and writer, born in Senoji Varėna, Lithuania (d. 1911)
  • 1876 André Tardieu, French politician, Prime Minister of France (192-30, 1930, 1932), born in Paris, France (d. 1945)
  • 1878 Shigeru Yoshida, Japanese Prime Minister (1946-54), born in Yokosuka (d. 1967)
  • 1880 Asser B. Kleerekoper, Dutch journalist and politician, 2nd-Member of parliament (SDAP) (d. 1943)
  • 1880 Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragist, daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, born in Manchester, England (d. 1958)
  • 1882 Emil Ábrányi, Hungarian composer and conductor (d. 1970)

Wilhelm Keitel

1882 Wilhelm Keitel, Nazi Military Leader (head of the German High Command), born in Helmscherode, German Empire (d. 1946)

  • 1883 Robert Franz Richard Hernried, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1951)
  • 1884 Minerva Urecal [Dunnock], American stage, radio, and screen character actress (Accent on Love; The Adventures of Tugboat Annie; Peter Gunn; The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao), born in Eureka, California (d. 1966)
  • 1885 Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-American film director and actor (Greed; La Grande Illusion; Sunset Boulevard), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1885 Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect (Skogskyrkogården), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1940)
  • 1885 Ben Chifley, Australian politician and the 16th Prime Minister of Australia (Labor: 1945-49), born in Bathurst, Colony of New South Wales, Australia (d. 1951)
  • 1886 Hobart Cavanaugh, American actor (Border Town, Black Angel), born in Virginia City, Nevada (d. 1950)
  • 1888 Sophia "Sophie" Hermse, actress (But a Dream, Vorstenschool), (d. 1975)
  • 1889 Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1963)
  • 1890 Ferdinand Gonseth, Swiss mathematician and philosopher, born in Sonvilier, Switzerland (d. 1975)
  • 1891 Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, Dutch oboist, and conductor (Residence Orchestra), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1970)
  • 1892 Billy West [Roy B Weissburg], Russian actor, Charlie Chaplin impersonator and silent film director (Further Perils of Laurel & Hardy), born in Russia (d. 1975)
  • 1892 Frank Sullivan, American humorist (NYer Magazine), born in Saratoga Springs, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1892 Hans Albers, German actor (Blue Angel), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1960)
  • 1894 Hieronim Feicht, Polish composer, born in Mogilno, Poland (d. 1967)
  • 1894 John Gough, American actor (Smooth as Satin, In the Land of the Tortilla, Circus Kid), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1895 Babette Deutsch, American poet (Animal vegetable mineral), born in New York City (d. 1982)

Paul Muni

1895 Paul Muni, American actor (Angel on My Shoulder, Juarez), born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1967)

  • 1896 Henry Segrave, British racing driver (d. 1930)
  • 1898 Katherine Alexander, American actress, born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 1977)
  • 1900 William Spratling, American silversmith who worked in Mexico, born in Sonyea, New York (d. 1967)
  • 1900 Paul H. Emmett, American chemical engineer (d. 1985)
  • 1901 Charles Huggins, American-Canadian physician and cancer researcher (1966 Nobel Prize), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1997)
  • 1901 Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Russian woman who was the 2nd wife of Joseph Stalin, born in Baku, Russian Empire (d. 1932)
  • 1902 F R Boschvogel [Frans Ramon], Flemish writer (War of Worlds), born in Aartrijk, Belgium (d. 1994)
  • 1902 John Houseman, Romanian actor (The Paper Chase, Rollerball, The Fog), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1988)
  • 1903 Joseph Valachi, American gangster (Genovese mafia family), born in New York City (d. 1971)
  • 1904 Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), born in Cresco, Iowa (d. 1965)
  • 1905 Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (d. 1964)
  • 1906 Phyllis Hartnoll, English writer and editor, born in Lyme Regis, England (d. 1997)
  • 1906 Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (commonly known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald"), born in Dresden, German Empire (d. 1967)
  • 1907 Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (d. 1981)
  • 1909 Allan "Rocky" Lane, American western cowboy actor (voice of Mr Ed, Red Ryder), born in Mishawaka, Indiana (d. 1973)
  • 1909 David Riesman, US sociologist (Lonely Crowd)
  • 1909 Harry Ray, American film make-up artist, costume designer and actor (Avanti!), born in West Virginia
  • 1910 Klement Slavicky, Czech composer (Siymfonietta No. 4 - Pax hominibus in universo orbi), born in Tovačov, Moravia (d. 1999)
  • 1912 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr., English thoroughbred horse owner (Bed O' Roses, Native Dancer), born in London (d. 1999)
  • 1912 Martha Scott, American actress (The Ten Commandments, Our Town, Ben-Hur), born in Jamesport, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1913 Leroy Holmes, American songwriter ("The Mole"), arranger, and orchestra leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • 1915 Arthur Lowe, British actor (Dad's Army, Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Ruling Class), born in Hayfield, Derbyshire (d. 1982)
  • 1917 Peter Adams [James H Adams II], American actor (Zorro, Kraft Mystery Theater, Alternative), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1987)
  • 1918 (Archibald James) "A.J." Potter, Irish composer (Finnegan's Wake), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1980)
  • 1918 Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (Die Weisse Rose) (d. 1943)
  • 1918 Henryk Szeryng, Polish-Mexican violinist (Brahms Concerto), born in, Zelazowa Wola, Poland (d. 1988)
  • 1919 Jack Russell, American singer (Your Show of Shows), born in Saratoga Springs, New York
  • 1920 Bob Lemon, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star 1948–54; World Series 1948; no-hitter 1948; Cleveland Indians) and manager (KC Royals, Chicago White Sox; World Series NY Yankees 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Anders Lassen, Danish military officer (posthumously awarded Britain's Victoria Cross), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1945)
  • 1922 Chen Ning Yang, Chinese physicist (disproved parity, Nobel Prize for Physics 1957), born in Hofei, Anwhei, China
  • 1923 Dannie Abse, Welsh poet and writer, born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu, revolutionary, politician and pan-Africanist (Zanzibar revolution), born in Zanzibar, Sultanate of Zanzibar(d. 1996)
  • 1924 Norvel Lee, American boxer (Olympic gold 1952), born in Eagle Rock, Virginia (d. 1992)
  • 1924 Charles Keeping, British illustrator (The Highwayman), born in London, England (d. 1988)
  • 1924 Rosamunde Pilcher, English novelist (The Shell Seekers), born in Lelant, England (d. 2019)
  • 1925 Virginia Capers, American actress (Raisin, White Mama, Original Intent), born in Sumter, South Carolina (d. 2004)
  • 1925 Raymond Edwards, American doo-wop bass (The Silhouettes - "Get A Job"), born in Virginia (d. 1997)
  • 1926 Bill Smith, American classical and jazz composer and clarinetist (played with Dave Brubeck), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2020)
  • 1927 Eligio [Kika] De La Garza, American politician (Rep-D-Texas, 1965-97), born in Mercedes, Texas (d. 2017)

Tommy Lasorda

1927 Tommy Lasorda, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (World Series 1981, 88; NL Manager of the Year 1983, 88; LA Dodgers 1976-96), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 2021) [1]

  • 1927 Gordon Astall, English soccer forward (2 caps; Birmingham City 235 games, 59 goals), born in Horwich, England (d. 2020)
  • 1928 Eugene Roche, American actor (Foul Play, Slaughterhouse Five), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • 1928 Eric Broadley, British automotive engineer (Lola Cars)
  • 1929 Serge Garant, Canadian composer and conductor (Anerca), born in Québec City, Québec (d. 1986)
  • 1929 William E. Dannemeyer, American politician who opposed LGBT rights (Rep-R-CA, 1979-93), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2019)
  • 1929 Carlo Ubbiali, Italian motorcycle racer (World Champion 125cc 1951, 55, 56, 58-60; 250cc 1956, 59, 60), born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1930 Antonio Saura, Spanish painter, born in Huesca, Spain (d. 1998)
  • 1930 Roger Durham Hannay, American composer and teacher, born in Plattsburg, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Joni James [Joan Babbo], American pop singer ("Why Don't You Believe Me?"; "How Important Can It Be?"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2022)
  • 1931 Nello Santi, Italian opera conductor (Opernhaus Zürich; NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Adria, Veneto, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1931 Fay Weldon, British feminist and writer (The Lives and Loves of a She-Devil), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1931 George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, British politician (d. 2003)
  • 1931 Manzoor Ahmad, Pakistani philosopher and scientist, born in Rampur, British India
  • 1932 Ingemar Johansson, Swedish world heavyweight boxing champ (1952)
  • 1933 Leonardo Balada, Catalan American composer, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1934 Lute Olson, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Uni of Iowa 1974-83; NCAA Division I Tournament 1997, Uni of Arizona 1983-2008), born in Mayville, North Dakota (d. 2020)
  • 1935 Harriet King, American Olympic fencer, born in New York City
  • 1936 Bill Orton, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah), born in North Ogden, Utah (d. 2009)
  • 1936 Art Metrano, American comedian (Amy Prentiss, Joanie Loves Chachi), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936 Maurice Evans, English soccer wing half (Reading 407 games) and manager (Shrewsbury Town, Reading, Oxford United), born in Didcot, England (d. 2000)
  • 1937 Jalal Zolfonun, Iranian composer (Gol-e Sadbarg), setar (Persian lute) player, and teacher was born in Abadeh, Iran (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Gene Mingo, American football player (1st African American placekicker in American football), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1938 Sol Amarfio, Ghanaian drummer and musician (Osibisa), born in Accra, Gold Coast
  • 1939 Junko Tabei, Japanese mountain-climber, 1st woman to climb Mount Everest, born in Miharu (d. 2016)
  • 1939 Mike Sullivan, American politician (Gov-Wyoming 1987-95), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1939 Timothy Wirth, American politician (Rep-D-CO, 1975-87), President of United Nations Foundation, born in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 1939 Gilbert E. Patterson, American minister and presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ (d. 2007)
  • 1940 Anna Karina, Danish French 'New Wave' actress (Alphaville), born in Solbjerg, Denmark (d. 2019)
  • 1940 Edward Boguslawski, Polish composer, born in Chorzów, Poland (d. 2003)
  • 1940 Li Zhensheng, Chinese photographer during the Cultural Revolution, born in Dalian, China (d. 2020)
  • 1941 Cesare Salvadori, Italian fencer (Olympic gold sabre team 1972; silver 1964, 68), born in Turin, Italy (d. 2021)
  • 1941 Jeremiah Wright, American pastor (f Trinity United Church of Christ), born in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania
  • 1942 Dick Pickering, British trade unionist, born in Manchester, England (d. 1996)
  • 1942 David Stern, American basketball executive (NBA commissioner 1984-2014; longest-tenured commissioner in history of major North American sports leagues), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1943 Toni Basil [Antonia Basilotta], American singer (Mickey), and choreographer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 John S. Tanner, American politician (Rep-D-Tennessee 1989-2011), born in Halls, Tennessee
  • 1944 Roger Nichols, American recording engineer, producer and inventor (Steely Dan; John Denver), born in Oakland, California (d. 2011)
  • 1945 Ilija Petković, Serbian soccer midfielder (43 caps, Yugoslavia; Troyes, OFK Beograd) and manager (Serbia & Montenegro), born in Knin, Croatia (d. 2020)
  • 1945 Paul LeMat, American actor (American Graffiti, Melvin and Howard), born in Rahway, New Jersey
  • 1946 Dan Lungren, American politician (Rep-R-California, 1979-88, 2005-13), born in Long Beach, california
  • 1946 King Sunny Ade, Nigerian singer, born in Oshogbo, Nigeria
  • 1946 Dan Baker, American public address announcer
  • 1947 Norma McCorvey, American abortion activist (Jane Roe in Roe vs Wade) who later became pro-life, born in Simmesport, Louisiana (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Mike Sexton, American poker player (World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions 2006; Poker Hall of Fame) and commentator (WPT), born in Shelbyville, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • 1948 Mark Phillips, British equestrian (Olympic Gold 1972), ex of princess Anne, born in Tetbury, England
  • 1948 Denis Burke, Australian politician, born in Townsville, Queensland
  • 1949 David Coverdale, British rock singer (Whitesnake;, Deep Purple), born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England
  • 1949 Harold Carmichael, American NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1949 Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist and author (d. 1999)
  • 1949 Jim McGinty, Australian politician (Labour), born in Kalgoorlie, Australia
  • 1950 Kirka, Finnish singer (d. 2007)
  • 1950 (Kirill) "Kirka" Babitzin, Finnish pop-rock singer ("Hetki Lyö" (Beat the Clock)), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2007)
  • 1952 Bob Goodlatte, American politician (Rep-R-Virginia 1993-2019), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • 1952 Gary Holton, English actor and musician (d. 1985)
  • 1952 Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwean singer and musician (Tuku music), born in Highfield, Zimbabwe (d. 2019)
  • 1953 Richard Fairbrass, English singer and bassist (Right Said Fred), born in Kingston upon Thames, England
  • 1953 Ségolène Royal, French politician (Socialist party), 1st Frenchwoman to be nominated for the Presidency by a major party, born in Dakar, French West Africa
  • 1954 Shari Belafonte Harper, American actress (Julie-Hotel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954 Randy Lanier, American auto racer (IMSA Camel GT 1984; convicted drug trafficker 1988), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1955 Jeffrey Leonard, American Major League baseball player, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John Brennan

1955 John Brennan, American Director of the CIA (2013-18), born in North Bergen, New Jersey

  • 1956 Debby Boone, American singer (You Light Up My Life), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • 1956 Masayuki Suzuki, Japanese singer (Rats & Star)
  • 1956 David Krakauer, American Grammy Award-winning klezmer, jazz and classical clarinetist (Klezmer Madness!), born in New York City
  • 1957 Johnette Napolitano, American rocker (Concrete Blonde), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957 Lynn Herring, American actress (Lucy Coe-General Hospital), born in Enid, Oklahoma
  • 1957 Mark Johnson, American NHL forward (Olympic gold 1980, Pitts, NJ), born in Madison, Wisconsin

Nick Cave

1957 Nick Cave, Australian singer-songwriter (Bad Seeds-Murder Ballads), born in Warracknabeal, Victoria

  • 1957 Pete Jones, English rocker (Public Image Ltd.), born in Watford, England
  • 1957 Phil Blackmar, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California
  • 1957 Giuseppe Saronni, Italian cyclist (Giro d'Italia), born in Novara, Italy
  • 1958 El Hadji Dia Ba, Senegalese hurdler (Olympic silver 1988), born in Dakar, Senegal
  • 1958 Joan Jett [Larkin], American singer (Blackhearts-I Love Rock 'n Roll), born in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Andrea Bocelli

1958 Andrea Bocelli, Italian tenor (The Prayer), born in Lajatico, Italy

  • 1958 Neil Cavuto, American television commentator (Fox), born in Westbury, New York
  • 1959 David Bawden [Pope Michael], American anti-pope, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1960 Scott Baio, (Joanie Loves Chachi, Charles in Charge, Zapped), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961 Catherine Oxenberg, American actress (Dynasty, Overexposed), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Dot Richardson, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1961 Vince Coleman, American MLB outfielder (6 x NL stolen base leader), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1961 Bonnie Hunt, American actress, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962 Rob Stone, American actor (Kevin-Mr Belvedere), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962 Diogo Mainardi, Brazilian writer

Martin Crowe

1962 Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and batsman, born in Auckland (d. 2016)

  • 1964 Marq Torien, American hard rocker (Bullet Boys - "For Love of Money"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Mark Guthrie, American pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1965 Andy Cairns, Irish musician, born in Ballyclare, Northern Ireland
  • 1966 Mike Richter, American NHL goalie (NY Rangers, Team USA 1998), born in Abington, Pennsylvania
  • 1966 Moustafa Amar, Egyptian singer, born in Alexandria, Egypt
  • 1966 Stefan Rehn, Swedish footballer and manager, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1966 David Adjaye, Ghanaian British architect (Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture), born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • 1967 Harald Hasselbach, Dutch born NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1967 Matt Besser, American comedian, born in Little Rock Arkansas
  • 1967 Félix Savón, Cuban boxer (3 Olympic heavyweight gold 1992, 96, 80), born in San Vicente, Cuba
  • 1967 Kim Watkins, Australian television presenter
  • 1968 Godfrey Myles, America NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1968 Lisa Alexander, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Marian Chlad, Czech soccer player (FC Groningen), born in Teplice, Czechoslovakia
  • 1969 Nicole Bradtke, Australian tennis star (1995 Auckland), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1969 Matt Sharp, American musician (Weezer, The Rentals), born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1970 Mike Matheny, American MLB player (Milwaukee Brewers) and manager (Kansas City Royals), born in Columbus, Ohio