Famous Birthdays on September 3

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 209

  • 1034 Emperor Go-Sanjō of Japan, 71st emperor of Japan, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1073)
  • 1499 Diane de Poitiers, French mistress of Henry II of France, born in Saint-Vallier, Drôme, France (d. 1566)
  • 1568 Adriano Banchieri, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1634)
  • 1608 Pieter Stockmans, Flemish chairman of military
  • 1675 Paul Dudley, Attorney-General of Massachusetts, born in Roxbury, Massachusetts (d. 1751)
  • 1693 Charles Radclyffe, 5th Earl of Derwentwater, British politician, born in Little Parndon, Essex (d. 1746)
  • 1695 Pietro Locatelli, Italian violinist and composer, born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 1764)
  • 1703 Johann Theodor of Bavaria, Prince-Bishop of Regensburg, Freising and Liège, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1763)
  • 1710 Abraham Trembley, Swiss naturalist (first to study freshwater polyps or hydra), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1784)
  • 1719 Ferdinand Zellbell the younger, Swedish composer and co-founder of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1780)
  • 1724 Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and administrator (Governor of Quebec 1768-1778), born in Strabane, Ireland (d. 1808)
  • 1778 Jean Nicolas Auguste Kreutzer, French violinist and composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1832)
  • 1781 Eugène de Beauharnais, stepson of Napoleon I (son of Alexandre de Beauharnais and Joséphine Tascher de la Pagerie), born in Paris (d. 1824)
  • 1789 Edmund Passy, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1870)
  • 1791 Francisco Acuña de Figueroa, Uruguayan poet (Toraidas), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1862)
  • 1803 Alexander Gurilyov, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1858)

  • 1803 Prudence Crandall, American educator and founder of School for "young ladies of colour", born in Hopkinton, Rhode Island (d. 1890)
  • 1810 Paul Kane, Irish-Canadian painter, born in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland (d. 1871)
  • 1811 John Humphrey Noyes, American preacher and founded the Oneida Community (Perfectionists), born in Brattleboro, Vermont (d. 1886)
  • 1820 George Hearst, American businessman and politician (U.S. Senator from California), born in Sullivan, Missouri (d. 1891)
  • 1825 Armistead Lindsay Long, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Campbell County, Virginia (d. 1891)
  • 1825 William Wallace Burns, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Coshocton, Ohio (d. 1892)
  • 1835 William Gaston Lewis, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • 1840 Jacob Christian Fabricius, Danish composer, born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1919)
  • 1841 Tom Emmett, England cricketer, born in Halifax, Yorkshire (d. 1904)
  • 1849 Sarah Orne Jewett, American author (Country of the Pointed Firs), born in South Berwick, Maine (d. 1909)
  • 1851 Olga Constantinovna of Russia, Queen consort of the Hellenes as the wife of King George I, born in Pavlovsk, Russian Empire (d. 1926)

Person of interestLouis Sullivan

1856 Louis Sullivan, American architect (father of skyscrapers), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1926)

Architect and Father of Skyscrapers Louis Sullivan
Architect and Father of Skyscrapers
Louis Sullivan
  • 1859 Jean Jaurès, French socialist (L'Humanité, Les Preuves), born in Castres, Second French Empire (d. 1914)
  • 1860 Edward A. Filene, American entrepreneur and philanthropist, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1937)
  • 1864 Hale A. VanderCook, American composer, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan (d. 1949)
  • 1865 Wilhelm Bousset, German theologist and historian, born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1920)
  • 1875 Ferdinand Porsche, German automotive engineer (Volkswagen Beetle, Mercedes-Benz SS) and founder of the Porsche car company, born in Maffersdorf, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1951)
  • 1878 Dorothea Lambert Chambers, British tennis player (7-time Wimbledon champion), born in Ealing, England (d. 1960)
  • 1882 Johnny Douglas, English cricketer and boxer, born in Stoke Newington, London (d. 1930)
  • 1887 Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter, born in Bywater, New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1973)
  • 1889 Cecil Weston, South African actress (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), born in Capetown (d. 1976)
  • 1891 Bessie [Annie Elizabeth] Delany, American dentist and civil rights pioneer, born in Raleigh, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • 1893 Florrie Rodrigo, Dutch dancer, choreography and teacher (Schepelingen), born in Amsterdam (d. 1996)
  • 1897 Cecil Parker, British actor (The Lady Vanishes, Indiscreet, Tale of 2 Cities), born in Hastings, East Sussex, England (d. 1971)
  • 1897 Francisco Mignone, Brazilian composer, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1986)

  • 1897 Sally Benson, American writer (Meet me in St. Louis), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1900 Urho Kekkonen, 8th President of Finland (1956-81), born in Pielavesi, Finland (d. 1986)
  • 1901 Eduard van Beinum, Dutch musician and conductor, born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1959)
  • 1902 Mantan Moreland, American actor and comedian (Charlie Chan, Spirit of Youth), born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1973)
  • 1903 Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist and church historian (d. 1968)

Person of interestCarl David Anderson

1905 Carl David Anderson, American physicist (1936 Nobel Prize for physics), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson
  • 1905 Robert Ruthenfranz, German composer, born in Witten, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1907 Andrew Brewin, Canadian lawyer and MP for Greenwood, born in Brighton, England (d. 1983)
  • 1907 Loren Eiseley, American anthropologist and natural science writer (The Unexpected Universe), born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1977)
  • 1908 Lev Pontryagin, Russian mathematician, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1988)
  • 1910 Dorothy Maynor, American soprano and founder (Harlem School of Arts), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2007)
  • 1911 Bernard Mammes, American cyclist, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1913 Alan Ladd, American actor (Shane, Carpetbaggers), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas (d. 1964)
  • 1914 Dixy Lee Ray, American politician (17th Governor of Washington) and chairman of the United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1994)
  • 1915 Abel Ehrlich, Israeli composer, born in Cranz, East Prussia (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Knut Nystedt, Norwegian composer, born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 2014)
  • 1915 Memphis Slim [John Len Chatman] American blues musician ("Every Day I Have the Blues"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1988)
  • 1917 Eddie Stanky, American baseball 2nd baseman (Dodgers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1917 Peter Winter, naval commander (d. 1996)
  • 1918 Helen Wagner, American actress (Mister Peepers, As The World Turns), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1921 Harry Landers [Sorokin], American actor (Star Trek, Ben Casey, Drive a Crooked Road), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1921 Marguerite Higgins, American reporter and war correspondent, Pulitzer prize winner (d. 1966)
  • 1921 Thurston Dart, English harpsichordist and conductor, born in Surbiton, London (d. 1971)
  • 1922 Rosendo Ejercito Santos, Filipino composer, born in Caridad, Cavite City, Philippines (d. 1994)
  • 1923 Mort Walker, American cartoonist (Beetle Bailey, Hi & Lois), born in El Dorado, Kansas (d. 2018)
  • 1923 Terry Wilson, American actor (Wagon Train, Escape to Witch Mountain), born in Huntington Park, California (d. 1999)
  • 1925 Bengt Lindström, Swedish artist, born in Berg Municipality, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Shoista Mullodzhanova, Shashmakom singer, born in Dushanbe, Tajik ASSR (d. 2010)
  • 1925 Hank Thompson, American country music singer (The Brazos Valley Boys), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Alison Lurie, American novelist (Pulitzer Prize - Foreign Affairs), born in Chicago
  • 1926 Anne Jackson, American stage actress (Twice Around the Park), born in Millvale, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1926 Bill Flemming, American journalist and sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Irene Papas, Greek actress (Zorba the Greek, Attila The Hun, The Guns of Navarone), born in Chiliomodi, Corinth, Greece
  • 1926 Joseph P. Kolter, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in McDonald, Ohio
  • 1926 John Robert Jones [John Dalmas], American sci-fi author (White Regiment, Lizard War), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1928 Gaston Thorn, 20th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (1974–79) and 7th President of the European Commission (1981–85), born in Luxembourg (d. 2007)
  • 1929 Carlo Clerici, Swiss professional road racing cyclist, born in Vaiano, Italy (d. 2007)

Person of interestWhitey Bulger

1929 Whitey Bulger [James Joseph Bulger Jr.], American gangster, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • 1930 Cherry Barbara Grimm [Lockett], New Zealand sci-fi author (Nearest Fire), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2002)
  • 1930 Haty Tegelaar-Boonacker, Dutch politician and 2nd chamber member (CDA), born in Weesp, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • 1931 Dick Motta, American NBA coach (856 wins, Its not over 'til the fat lady sings), born in Midvale, Utah
  • 1931 Rudolf Kelterborn, Swiss musician and composer, born in Basel, Switzerland
  • 1931 Albert DeSalvo, American criminal (The Boston Strangler), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 1973)
  • 1932 Richard Tyler, American actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932 Eileen Brennan, American actress (Laugh-In, Pvt Benjamin), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Roland Kayn, German electronic music composer, born in Reutlingen (d. 2011)
  • 1933 Tompall Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again), (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Basil Butcher, West Indies cricket batsman (44 Tests), born in Port Mourant, British Guiana
  • 1934 Xavier Darasse, French organist and composer, born in Toulouse, France (d. 1992)
  • 1934 Freddie King, American blues singer (Hideaway), born in Gilmer, Texas (d. 1976)
  • 1935 Otto Ketting, Dutch trumpeter and composer (Passacaglia), born in Amsterdam (d. 2012)
  • 1936 John Olver, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts), born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania
  • 1936 Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, 2nd President of Tunisia (1987-2011), born in Hammam Sousse, French Tunisia
  • 1938 Caryl Churchill, English playwright, born in London
  • 1938 Ryōji Noyori, Japanese chemist (Nobel Prize 2011), born in Kobe, Japan
  • 1940 Pauline Collins, English actress (Shirley Valentine), born in London, England
  • 1940 Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and writer, born in Montevideo
  • 1941 Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer, born in Ufa, Republic of Bashkiria (d. 1990)
  • 1942 Al Jardine, American guitarist and singer (Beach Boys-Surfin, In My Room), born in Lima, Ohio
  • 1943 Dave Eichelberger, PGA golfer (1971 Greater Milwaukee Open), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1943 Michael D. Barnes, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1943 Mick Farren, English sci-fi author (Synaptic Manhunt, Citizen Phaid), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
  • 1943 Valerie Perrine, American actress and model (Steam Bath, Superman, Lenny), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1944 Sherwood C. Spring, American astronaut (STS 61B), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1945 George Biondo, American rock musician (Steppenwolf), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Mike Harrison, English keyboardist (Spooky Tooth-It's All About), born in Carlisle, Cumbria, England
  • 1946 Peter Morris, historian of France (d. 1997)
  • 1947 Eric Bell, Northern Irish rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1947 Michael Huffington, American oil millionaire (Rep-R-California, 1992-94), born in Dallas, Texas

  • 1947 Kjell Magne Bondevik, Norwegian politician (Christian Democratic Party), born in Molde, Norway

Person of interestMario Draghi

1947 Mario Draghi, Italian banker and President of the European Central Bank, born in Rome

Economist Mario Draghi
Economist
Mario Draghi
  • 1948 Don Brewer, American rock drummer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1948 Ronald W Harris, American lightweight boxer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1948 Tara Singh Varma, Dutch politcian (1st black woman in Dutch 2nd Chamber), born in Springlands, British Guiana
  • 1948 Levy Mwanawasa, Zambian politician (3rd President of Zambia), born in Mufulira, Zambia (d. 2008)
  • 1949 Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria, Greek Orthodox Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, born in Sichari, Kyrenia District, Cyprus (d. 2004)
  • 1949 José Pékerman, Argentine football manager, born in Villa Domínguez, Argentina
  • 1950 Aaron Smith, American rocker (Romeo Void)
  • 1950 Doug Pinnick, American bassist and singer (King's X), born in Braidwood, Illinois
  • 1953 Munir H. Habib, Syrian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3 backup)
  • 1953 Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French film director (Amelie), born in Roanne, Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France

Person of interestSteve Jones

1955 Steve Jones, rock guitarist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones
  • 1956 Hans-Georg Beyer, German DR, team handball player (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1956 Patrick McGeown, politician
  • 1957 Garth Ancier, American television executive
  • 1959 Merritt Butrick, American actor (d. 1989)
  • 1961 Brian Thomas Kamm, PGA golfer (1994 Bell Canadian-6th), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1961 Greg Petersen, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Klondike-6th), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1961 Rene Gonzales, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1962 Dave Clark, Tupelo MS, outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1962 Costas Mandylor, Australian-born actor
  • 1963 Eric Plunk, Wilmington CA, pitcher (Oakland A's, NY Yankees, Indians)
  • 1963 Mubarak Ghanim, UAE footballer
  • 1964 Ernest Givins, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1964 Glenn Joyner, Ferntree Gully VIC, Australian golfer
  • 1964 Toshiyuki Sakai, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1964 Adam Curry, Internet entrepreneur
  • 1964 Spike Feresten, American television writer
  • 1964 Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani singer
  • 1964 Holt McCallany, American actor

Person of interestCharlie Sheen

1965 Charlie Sheen, [Carlos Estévez], American actor (Wall St, Platoon), born in NYC, New York

  • 1965 Maurizio Mansi, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1965 Todd Lewis, musician (Toadies)
  • 1966 Bennie Blades, NFL safety (Detroit Lions)
  • 1966 Pat Eilers, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
  • 1966 Shawn Daniels, CFL fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1966 Vladimir Ryzhkov, Russian politician
  • 1967 Chris Gatling, NBA forward (NJ Nets)
  • 1967 Luis Gonzalez, outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Tampa, Florida

  • 1968 David Pichler, Butler Pa, diver (Olympic 6th 1996)
  • 1968 Dawn Allinger, Salt Lake City UT, team handball back court (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968 Matt Hamon, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968 Robert Bailey, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1969 Keith Traylor, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs, Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1969 John Fugelsang, American actor
  • 1969 Noah Baumbach, writer, director and independent filmmaker (The Squid and the Whale), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970 George Lynch, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1970 Uzooma Okeke, CFL guard (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1970 Jeremy Glick, American United Airlines Flight 93 passenger (d. 2001)
  • 1970 Gareth Southgate, English footballer
  • 1971 Chabeli Iglesias, daughter of Julio Iglesias, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1971 Glen Housman, Australian swimmer (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • 1971 Tonja Marie Christensen, Salt Lake City Utah, playmate (Nov, 1991)
  • 1971 Trevor St. John, American actor
  • 1972 Antonius Bonner, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1972 Martin Straka, Pizen CZE, NHL forward (Team Czech Rep, Florida)
  • 1972 Roland Ramoser, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1972 Shim Eun-ha, South Korean actress
  • 1973 Brian Thure, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1973 Damon Stoudamire, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1973 Joanette Kruger, tennis star, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1973 Norihiko Hibino, Japanese composer
  • 1974 Rebecca Bailey, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1974 Sergei Yerkovich, hockey defenseman (Team Belarus 1998)
  • 1974 Clare Kramer, American actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1975 Christobal Huet, hockey goalie (Team France 1998)
  • 1976 Ashley Jones, American actress
  • 1976 Jevon Kearse, American football player
  • 1976 Vivek Oberoi, Indian actor
  • 1977 Tami Tyler, dance skater (& Jonathan Nichols), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1977 Rui Marques, Angolan footballer
  • 1977 Olof Mellberg, Swedish footballer
  • 1977 Nate Robertson, American baseball player
  • 1978 John Curtis, English footballer
  • 1978 Paul Moor, English ten-pin bowler
  • 1978 Michal Rozsival, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1978 Nick Wechsler, American actor
  • 1978 Valfar, Norwegian heavy metal vocalist/musician (Windir) (d. 2004)
  • 1979 Tomo Miličević, Croatian-born American musician (30 Seconds to Mars)
  • 1980 The B.G., American rapper
  • 1980 Daniel Ruben Bilos, Argentinian footballer
  • 1980 Cone McCaslin, Canadian bassist (Sum 41)
  • 1980 Jennie Finch, American softball player
  • 1981 Fearne Cotton, British television presenter
  • 1982 Andrew McMahon, American singer and songwriter
  • 1982 Kaori Natori, Japanese singer and model
  • 1983 Augusto Farfus, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1983 Nicky Hunt, English footballer