Famous Birthdays on September 28

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551 BC Confucius, Chinese philosopher and founder of Confucianism, born in Zou, Lu state, China (d. ~479 BC)

Philosopher Confucius
Philosopher
Confucius

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58 BC Livia Drusilla [Julia Augusta], Wife and adviser of Roman Emperor Augustus and mother of Emperor Tiberius, probably born in Rome (d. 29)

Roman Empress Livia
Roman Empress
Livia
  • 1330 Nicolas Flamel, French alchemist (d. 1417?)
  • 1493 Agnolo Firenzuola, Italian poet and litterateur, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1543)
  • 1565 Alessandro Tassoni, Modena Italy, political writer (Rape of Bucket)
  • 1596 Vredius, [Olivier de Wree], Flemish historian/poet/mayor
  • 1605 Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer (d. 1694)
  • 1612 Michel Anguier, French sculptor
  • 1667 Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
  • 1679 Mihael Omerza, Slovenian composer, born in Kamnik (d. 1742)
  • 1681 Johann Mattheson, composer, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1698 Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, French mathematician/astronomer
  • 1705 Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, England, corrupt politician (Chiswick)
  • 1705 Johann Peter Kellner, composer

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1735 Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, British Prime Minister (1768-70), born in Derbyshire, England (d. 1811)

British Prime Minister Augustus FitzRoy
British Prime Minister
Augustus FitzRoy
  • 1746 Sir William Jones, British Orientalist and jurist born in London (d. 1794)
  • 1748 Johann Michael Demmler, composer
  • 1761 Budan de Boislaurent, mathematician
  • 1780 Elie Decazes, French Bourbon Restoration political figure
  • 1785 David Walker, abolitionist (Appeal to Colored Citizens), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1789 Richard Bright, England, physician (Bright's Disease/nephritis)
  • 1793 Denis-Auguste Affre, Franc, archbishop of Paris (1840-48) and opponent of King Louis-Philippe
  • 1803 Prosper Mérimée, French author (d. 1870)
  • 1807 Arnold Henry Guyot, Swiss-American geologist, geographer and meteorologist, born in Boudevilliers, Switzerland (d. 1884)
  • 1811 Friedrich Hecker, Baden, German revolutionary republican politician
  • 1813 Anton Wallerstein, composer
  • 1819 Jacob G de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch vicar/theologist
  • 1821 Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (d. 1874)
  • 1823 Alexandre Cabanel, French painter (d. 1889)
  • 1824 Alfred Gilpin Jones, Weymouth NS, lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06)
  • 1824 Francis Turner Palgrave, England, poet (Golden Treasury)/prof (Oxford)
  • 1828 Friedrich A Lange, Prussia, philosopher/socialist (Neo-Kantianism)
  • 1833 James Deering Fessenden, American lawyer, politician, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Westbrook, Maine (d. 1862)
  • 1836 Thomas Crapper, English plumber and inventor (ballcock), born in Thorne, Yorkshire (d. 1910)
  • 1839 Frances E C Willard, NY, founder (Woman's Christian Temperance Union)
  • 1840 Alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton, Lt-Col (Confederate Army)
  • 1840 Rudolf Baumbach, Thuringia [Germany], writer of student drinking songs

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1841 Georges Clémenceau, Prime Minister of France (Radical-Socialist Party: 1906-09, 1917-20) who defended Dreyfuss, born in Mouilleron-en-Pareds, France (d. 1929)

Prime Minister of France Georges Clémenceau
Prime Minister of France
Georges Clémenceau
  • 1844 Michael Hertz, composer
  • 1844 Robert Stout, NZ Prime Minister (1884-87), born in Shetland Islands Scotland
  • 1849 Dudley Allen Sargent, US physician and educator (Harvard U gymnasium)
  • 1851 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Judah)
  • 1852 John [Denton Pinkstone] French, Earl of Ypres/British field marshall

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1852 Henri Moissan, French chemist who isolated the element "fluorine" from its compounds (Nobel 1906), born in Paris (d. 1907)

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Henri Moissan
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Moissan
  • 1854 Adam Sedgwick, English zoologist (Peripatus), born in Norwich, England
  • 1855 Thomas F Tout, historian (Manchester school of historiography), born in London, England
  • 1856 Edward Herbert Thompson, American diplomat and archaeologist (Mayan civilization), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1935)
  • 1856 Kate Douglas Wiggins, author (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)
  • 1860 Paul Ulrich Villard, Lyon, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays
  • 1861 Pedro De Cordoba, American actor (Club Havana, Swamp Fire, Saboteur), born in NYC, New York (d. 1950)
  • 1861 Amélie of Orléans, queen of Portugal (d. 1951)

  • 1863 Charles, Lisbon Portugal, king (1889-1908)
  • 1864 Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch)
  • 1867 Hiranuma Kiichirō, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1952)
  • 1871 Pietro Badoglio, 41st Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44) and Italian General (1922-43), born in Grazzano Monferrato, Italy (d. 1956)
  • 1872 Lena Ashwell, British actress and theatrical manager who was the 1st to organize large-scale entertainment for WWI troops at the front, born on the ship Wellesley (d. 1957)
  • 1872 Tom Terriss, director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), born in London, England
  • 1873 Julian Coolidge, American mathematician (Study-Segre school), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1954)
  • 1873 Waclaw Rawicz, [Berent], biologist/writer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1877 Stanner E V Taylor, director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1879 Benjamin Christensen, Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery) and film director (Häxan), born in Viborg Denmark (d. 1959)
  • 1880 Ralph Edward Flanders, Barnet VT, (Sen-VT)
  • 1881 Henry Geehl, English composer, born in London (d. 1961)
  • 1882 Mart Saar, Estonian composer, born in Hüpassaare, Viljandi County (d. 1963)
  • 1882 Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, essayist/philosopher, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1882 Jack Fournier, 2nd baseman (1917-18 NY Yankees)
  • 1885 Wilbur 'Lefty' Good, pitcher (NY Yankees, 1905)
  • 1887 Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1888 Herman McNeile, soldier, novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), born in Cornwall, England
  • 1889 Carlos I King of Portugal, Lisbon (1889-1908)
  • 1889 D P "Dad" Carter, American gospel singer (Chuck Wagon Gang), born near Columbia, Kentucky (d. 1963)
  • 1889 Jack Fournier, American baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1891 Myrtle Gonzalez, American actress (Missy, Her Great Part), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1918)
  • 1892 Edmond Thieffry, Belgian WW I pilot/air pioneer
  • 1892 Elmer Rice, American playwright/director/novelist (Pulitzer-Street Scene), born in NYC, New York
  • 1892 Ruth Stonehouse, American silent film actress and director (Dorothy Dares), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1941)
  • 1893 Marie V Felix, prince of Luxemburg/Bourbon-Parma
  • 1895 Charles Petrie, historian, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1895 Dave Franklin, American composer (Hop-a-long Cassidy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1895 Lawton Whitey Witt, outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)
  • 1895 Wallace K Harrison, US architect (UN, Lincoln Center), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1897 Muchtar Auesow, writer
  • 1898 Carl Clauberg, Nazi concentration camp doctor (d. 1957)
  • 1901 Friedrichs, mathematician
  • 1901 Lily Bouwmeester, Dutch actress and comedienne (Pygmalion), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1901 William Samuel Paley, American president and CEO of CBS (1928-90), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • 1901 Ed Sullivan, TV variety show host/gossip columnist (Ed Sullivan Show), born in New York City
  • 1904 Hendrik J Hofstra, Dutch minister of Finance (PvdA)
  • 1905 Max Schmeling, Klein Luckow, Province of Pomerania, German world heavyweight boxing champ (1930-32)
  • 1905 William Northam, Austrian yachtsman (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1907 Glen "Turk" Edwards, NFL tackle (Boston/Washington Redskins)
  • 1907 Heikki Savolainen, Finland, pommel horse gymnist (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1907 Ida Turay, Hungarian actress (Deryne, Ida Regenye), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1997)
  • 1907 John Prickett, teacher/ecumenist
  • 1907 Bhagat Singh, Indian activist (d. 1931)
  • 1908 Marin Goleminov, composer
  • 1909 Al Capp, [Alfred Gerald Caplin], cartoonist (Li'l Abner), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1909 Stephen Spender, poet [or Feb 28]
  • 1909 Wiesje Bouwmeester, Dutch actress (Doodzonde), born in Watergraafsmeer, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • 1910 Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines (1961-65)
  • 1911 Henry Ellsworth Vines Jr, tennis (US Open 1931, 32)/golfer

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1913 Alice Marble, American tennis player (US Open 1936, 1938-40), born in Beckwourth, California (d. 1990)

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • 1913 Edith Mary Ellis Peters Pargeter, author
  • 1913 Vivian Fine, composer (Women in the Garden), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1913 Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss artist and illustrator
  • 1914 Harold Taylor, Canadian educator (Art & the Future)
  • 1914 Jim Boyd, American country and western musician (Men of the West) (d. 1993)
  • 1914 Lord Abinger [James Richard Scarlett], Datchet, Berkshire, English Conservative peer, campaigned for reform of the ancient law on treasure trove
  • 1916 Lord Cockfield, Horsham, United Kingdom, British politician (European Commissioner)

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1916 Peter Finch, actor (Network, Windom's Way, Raid on Entebbe), born in London, England

  • 1917 Michael [George] Somes, England, dancer (Royal Ballet)
  • 1917 Vaclav Kaslik, Czechoslovakia, opera composer/conductor
  • 1919 Lenn Hjortzberg, Karlskrona Sweden, director (Persona, Devil's Eye)
  • 1919 Tom Harmon, Rensselaer Indiana, sportscaster/NFL tailback (Heisman)
  • 1921 Ilhan Usmanbas, composer
  • 1922 Joe Silver, actor (Mr I Magination, Fay), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1922 Phyllis Friend, chief nursing officer (DHSS)
  • 1923 Duke of Buccleuch, British large landowner/art collector
  • 1923 Fred Robbins, DJ (Coke Time with Eddie Fisher, Robbins Nest), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1923 William Windom, American actor (Farmer's Daughter, Murder She Wrote), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Antonio Jacinto, Portuguese West Africa, Angolan poet
  • 1924 Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (d. 1996)
  • 1925 Arnold Stang, Mass, comedian and actor (Broadside, Milton Berle, Top Cat)
  • 1925 Frank Latimore, [Kline], Darien Ct, actor (Patton, Breakin Up)
  • 1925 Seymour Cray, American inventor (Cray Research, Cray I supercomputer), born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Jerry Clower, Amite County Miss, country comedian (Nashville on Road)
  • 1927 Thomas J J Altizer, Mass, US Radical theologian (God is Dead)
  • 1928 Naphtali Kupferberg, singer (Fugs)
  • 1928 Koko Taylor [Cora Walton], American blues singer known as the "Queen of the Blues", born in Millington, Tennessee (d. 2009)
  • 1929 Marilyn Clark, actress (House of Party Beach), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1929 Nigel Althaus, British government broker
  • 1929 Nikolay Ryzhkov, Premier of USSR (1985-1991)
  • 1929 Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer, born in Indore, British India
  • 1930 Robin Buchanan, CEO (NHS Supplies Auth, Wessex Regional Health Auth)
  • 1930 Tommy Collins, [Leonard Sipes], country singer (Don't Growl)
  • 1930 Ugo Gregoretti, actor (Rogopag, Common Sense of Modesty), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1931 John E Gilmore, tenor Saxophonist
  • 1932 Michael G[reatrex] Coney, Canadian sci-fi author (Cat Karina)
  • 1932 Víctor Jara, Chilean folk singer and activist (d. 1973)
  • 1933 Madeleine M Kunin, Switzerland (Gov-D-Vt), 1st Jewish gov of Vermont
  • 1933 Miguel Berrocal, Sculptor (d. 2006)
  • 1934 Brigitte Bardot, French actress, model, animal activist and sex kitten (And God Created Women), born in Paris, France
  • 1934 Janet Munro, British actress (d. 1972)
  • 1935 Bruce Crampton, Australian PGA golfer (1961 Milwaukee Open), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1935 Heather Sears, actress (Room at the Top), born in London, England
  • 1936 Robert Hogan, American actor (Peyton Place, Operation Petticoat), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936 Robert Wolders, Rotterdam Holland, actor (Erik Hunter-Laredo)
  • 1936 Sherwood L Boehlert, (Rep-R-NY, 1983- )
  • 1936 Nabil Maleh, Syrian film director and writer, born in Damascus, Syria (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Colin Berry, professor (morbid anatomist)
  • 1937 Edward Applebaum, composer
  • 1937 Rod Roddy, American television announcer (d. 2003)
  • 1938 Ben E. King [Benjamin Earl Nelson], American soul singer (Stand by Me), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • 1939 Stuart Kauffman, American biologist
  • 1939 Rudolph Walker, Trinidadian-born British actor
  • 1940 Alekander Sergeyevich Ivanchenkov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 29/31, T-6)
  • 1940 Aleksandr Y Kalery, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1940 George Greenstein, author (Secret of a Jewish Baker)
  • 1941 Charley Taylor, NFL wide receiver/running back (Wash Redskin)
  • 1941 Edmund Stoiber, German politician
  • 1942 Grant "Mudcat" Jackson, pitcher (1972 NY Yankees, Phillies)
  • 1942 Marshall Bell, American actor
  • 1942 Pierre Clémenti, French actor (d. 1999)
  • 1942 Tim Maia, Brazilian Singer (d. 1998)
  • 1943 Gertrud "Traudl" Hecher, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic bronze 1960)
  • 1943 J T Walsh, actor (Col Frank Bach-Dark Skies)
  • 1943 Joel Higgins, Bloomington Ill, actor (Salvage 1, Silver Spoons)
  • 1943 Mike Kreidler, (Rep-D-Washington)
  • 1943 Nick St Nicholas, rock bassist (Steppenwolf), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1943 Susanne Jagd, Danish actress (Between the Sheets, Tinderbox)
  • 1943 Warren Lieberfarb, American media executive
  • 1944 Matthew Cowles, American soap actor (Eban Japes-Loving, Billy-All My Children), born in New York, (d 2014)
  • 1945 Conny Van Dyke, Nassawadox Va, actress (Framed, Hell's Angels '69)
  • 1945 Marielle Goitschel, Ste Maxime France, alpine skier (Olympic gold 64)
  • 1946 Fiona Lewis, Westcliff England, actress (Stunts, Lisztomania)
  • 1946 Helen Shapiro, Bethnal Green London, rock vocalist
  • 1946 Herbert Jefferson Jr, actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1946 Majid Khan, cricketer (great Pakistani batsman 1964-82)
  • 1946 Peter Egan, actor (Bean, Chariots of Fire)
  • 1946 Jeffrey Jones, American actor (Beetlejuice, Ferris Bueller's Day Off), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1947 Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer
  • 1947 Harold Dow, news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours), born in Hackensack, New York
  • 1947 Peter Hope-Evans, British singer and harmonicaist (Medicine Head), born in Brecon, Powys, Wales
  • 1947 Jon Snow, British TV journalist (Channel 4)
  • 1947 Bob Carr, Australian politician
  • 1947 Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshi politician
  • 1948 Marielle Goitschel, French slalom (Olympic gold 1968) [or 1945]
  • 1950 John Sayles, actor (Brother from Another Planet), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1950 Paul Burgess, British drummer (10cc-Not Alone)
  • 1950 Laurie Lewis, American musician
  • 1951 Christian Marlowe, actor (Bram-Highcliffe Manor), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951 Dave Rajsich, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1951 Silvia Dionisio, actress (Riavanti Marsh!, Amici Miei), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1951 Wei Chen, Canadian journalist
  • 1952 Anthony Davis, footballer
  • 1952 Sylvia Kristel, Neth, actress (Emmanuelle, Priv School for Girls), (d. 2012)
  • 1953 Jim Diamond, Scottish singer/songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), born in Glasgow
  • 1954 George Lynch, rock guitarist (Lynch Mob-Wicked Sensations)
  • 1954 Steve Largent, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1955 Stéphane Dion, Canadian politician