Famous Birthdays on September 6

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  • 1535 Emanuel van Meteren, Flemish merchant and historian, born in Antwerp (d. 1612)
  • 1620 Isabella Leonarda, Italian religious composer, born in Novara, Italy (d. 1704)
  • 1627 Pierre Verdier, French composer working in Sweden, born in Paris (d. 1706)
  • 1633 Sebastian Knupfer, German composer, born in Aš, Czech Republic (d. 1676)
  • 1644 Juan Bautista Jose Cabanilles, Spanish organist and composer, born in Algemesí, Spain (d. 1712)
  • 1648 Johann Schelle, German composer, born in Geising (d. 1701)
  • 1656 Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and statesman, born in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France (d. 1723)
  • 1697 Willem Gideon Deutz, Amsterdam regent, banker and merchant, born in Amsterdam (d. 1757)
  • 1702 Heinrich Nikolaus Gerber, German composer, born in Wenigenehrich, Germany (d. 1775)
  • 1711 Henry Muhlenberg, German-born founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church, born in Einbeck, Germany (d. 1787)
  • 1729 Moses Mendelssohn, German Jewish enlightenment philosopher (Haksalah), born in Dessau, Principality of Anhalt (d. 1786)
  • 1732 Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist, born in Wismar, Germany (d. 1796)

Person of interestMarquis de Lafayette

1757 Marquis de Lafayette, American patriot and French revolutionary, born in Chavaniac, France (d. 1834)

French General and Aristocrat Marquis de Lafayette
French General and Aristocrat
Marquis de Lafayette
  • 1762 Theodorus F van Capellen, Dutch vice-admiral (Algiers), born in Nijmegen, Dutch Republic (d. 1824)
  • 1766 John Dalton, English physicist, developed atomic theory of matter, born in Eaglesfield, England (d. 1844)
  • 1781 Anton Diabelli, Austria publisher and composer, born in Mattsee, Austria (d. 1858)

  • 1788 Friedrich Wilhelm von Schadow, German painter (Modern Vasari), born in Berlin (d. 1862)
  • 1795 Frances Wright, Scottish writer and lecturer, born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1852)
  • 1797 Wililam "Extra Billy" Smith, American lawyer and Confederacy (Confederate Army), born in King George County, Virginia (d. 1887)
  • 1802 Alcide d'Orbigny, French naturalist, born in Couëron, France (d. 1857)
  • 1805 Horatio Greenough, American neo-classical sculptor and writer (Form & Function), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1852)
  • 1808 Emir Abdelkader, Algerian political and military leader, born in Mascara, Algeria (d. 1883)
  • 1811 James Melville Gilliss, American astronomer and Founder of Naval Observatory in Washington, born in Georgetown, Washington (d. 1865)
  • 1811 Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author (Rozeken Pot), born in Auderghem, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1814 George Cartier, Canadian co-PM (1858-62), born in Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada (d. 1873)
  • 1815 St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General, born in Wilkinson County, Mississippi (d. 1870)
  • 1816 Francis Stebbins Bartow, Confederate colonel, born in Chatham County, Georgia (d. 1861)
  • 1817 Alexander Tilloch Galt, Canadian politician, a father of Canadian Confederation, born in Chelsea, England (d. 1893)
  • 1819 Carl Ferdinand Pohl, German-Austrian music historian and composer, born in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1819 Nicolae Filimon, Romanian writer and critic (Ciocoii Vechi Si Noi), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1865)
  • 1819 William Starke Rosecrans, American inventor, politician and US Army General (Union Army), born in Delaware County, Ohio (d. 1898)
  • 1826 Vladimir Nikitich Kashperov, Russian composer, born in Chufarovo, Russia (d. 1894)
  • 1827 John Morrison Oliver, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Penn Yan, New York (d. 1872)
  • 1829 Marie Zakrzewska, Polish physician, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1902)
  • 1838 Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator, born in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. (d. 1906)
  • 1850 Louis Apol, Dutch painter, etcher and literary, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1936)
  • 1855 Ferdinand Hummel, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1928)
  • 1857 Zelia Nuttall, American archeologist and historian, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1933)

Person of interestJane Addams

1860 Jane Addams, American pacifist, social worker and feminist (Nobel 1931), born in Cedarville, Illinois (d. 1935)

Social Worker and Nobel Laureate Jane Addams
Social Worker and Nobel Laureate
Jane Addams
  • 1863 Rodolfo Lenz, German-Chilian linguist (El Papiamento), born in Halle, Saxony (d. 1938)
  • 1868 Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss politician, member of the Federal Council, born in Weinfelden, Switzerland (d. 1947)

  • 1869 Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann], Austrian author (Bambi, a Life in the Woods), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1947)
  • 1869 Walford Davies, English composer, born in Oswestry, Shropshire, England (d. 1941)
  • 1876 John Macleod, Scottish-Canadian physiologist (Nobel 1923), born in Clunie, Dunkeld, Scotland (d. 1935)
  • 1876 Willem Adriaan Bonger, Dutch criminologist (Race & Crime), born in Amsterdam (d. 1940)
  • 1877 Petar Stojanovic, Serbian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1957)
  • 1877 Charles "Buddy" Bolden, African-American jazz cornetist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1931)
  • 1879 Neal Rev Dodd, American actor (You Belong to Me), born in Fort Madison, Iowa (d. 1966)
  • 1879 Max Schreck, German actor (Count Orlok-Nosferatu), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1880 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch night club performer (French governess), born in Flushing, Netherlands (d. 1927)
  • 1881 Charlie Dell, American actor and comedian (Pickle in the Middle), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1882 John Powell, American pianist and composer, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1963)
  • 1884 Emerson Whithorne, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1958)
  • 1885 Franz Theodor Csokor, Austrian author (Writings on the Wall), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1969)
  • 1885 Otto Kruger, American actor (Lux Video Theater, High Noon), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1974)

Person of interestJoseph P. Kennedy

1888 Joseph P Kennedy, diplomat, father of JFK, RFK & Teddy, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Patriarch of the Kennedy family Joseph P. Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Joseph P. Kennedy
  • 1889 Sarat Chandra Bose, Indian activist for independence, born in Howrah, British India (d. 1950)
  • 1890 Clara Kimball Young, American actress (Return of Chandu), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1960)
  • 1890 Manfred Gurlitt, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1892 Edward Victor Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1965)
  • 1893 Irving Bacon, American actor (Branded Men, Fort Ti), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 1965)
  • 1893 Claire Chennault, American military leader, born in Commerce, Texas (d. 1958)
  • 1896 Mario Praz, Italian literary critic and scholar (La carne, la morte, e il diavolo), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1982)
  • 1899 Billy Rose [William Samuel Rosenberg], American theatrical producer (Diamond Horse Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1900 Julien Green, American-French writer (Frere Francois), born in Paris (d. 1998)
  • 1900 W.A.C. Bennett, Canadian politician, born in New Brunswick, Canada (d. 1979)
  • 1901 John Erik Jonsson, American businessman and Mayor of Dallas, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1902 Morgan Beatty, American news anchor (Du Mont Evening News), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1975)
  • 1904 Arvi Kivimaa, Finnish writer (Groenende Cross), born in Hartola, Finland (d. 1984)
  • 1904 Lyubomir Pipkov, Bulgarian composer, born in Lovech, Bulgaria (d. 1974)
  • 1906 Alexander Bodon, Hungarian-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • 1906 John Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, born in Amsterdam (d. 1978)
  • 1906 Raymond Keane, American actor (Midnight Sun, Love Eagle), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1973)
  • 1907 Elizabeth Ferrars, British crime writer, born in Yangon, Myanmar (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Johnny Kelly, American marathon runner (Berlin 1936, Boston 1935..1991), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • 1908 Anthony Wagner, Officer of Arms at the College of Arms in London (d. 1995)
  • 1908 Paul Lavalle, American bandleader (Cities Service Band of America), born in Beacon, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1909 John Ridgely, American actor (Northern Pursuit, They Died with Their Boots On, Air Force), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1968)
  • 1910 Frank Fidler, English artist, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Bentley Bridgewater, British Museum secretary, born in Vancouver (d. 1996)
  • 1911 Harry Danning, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1912 Stephen Murray, English actor (Alice in Wonderland), born in Partney, England (d. 1983)
  • 1912 Vincent DiMaggio, American baseball player (Giants, Phils, Reds, Braves), born in Martinez, California (d. 1986)
  • 1912 Wayne Barlow, American composer, born in Elyria, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1915 Franz Josef Strauss, German politician, Minister of Defense (1956-62), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1916 Anne Cavendish-Bentinck, English landowner and member of British nobility (d. 2008)
  • 1917 George Mann, English cricketer, born in Byfleet, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • 1917 Philipp von Boeselager, German Wehrmacht officer, failed assassin of Adolf Hitler, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1919 Wilson Greatbatch, American engineer and pioneering inventor, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Robert Millar, journalist
  • 1921 Carmen Laforet, Spanish author, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor (barcode), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Peter II Karadjordjevic, last King of Yugoslavia (1934-45), born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 1970)
  • 1923 William Kraft, American composer and percussionist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924 John Melcher, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Montana), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2018)
  • 1925 Jimmy Reed, American blues singer (Soulin', Big Boss Man), born in Dunleith, Mississippi (d. 1976)
  • 1926 Arthur William Oldham, English composer, born in London (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Claus von Amsberg, husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, born in Hitzacker, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1927 Keith Humble, Australian composer, born in Geelong, Australia (d. 1995)
  • 1928 Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian conductor (Siberian Fantasy), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2002)
  • 1928 Rudolf Plyukfelder, Soviet light heavyweight lifter (Olympic gold 1964), born in Novoorlivka, Ukraine
  • 1928 Robert M. Pirsig, American author (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Tsang-Houei Hsu, Taiwanese composer, born in Changhau, Taiwan
  • 1929 Dow Finsterwald, American golfer (PGA Championship 1958), born in Athens, Ohio
  • 1930 Andre Beullens, Flemish painter, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1931 Sander Levin, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1932 Hugh John Vaughan Campbell, 6th Earl Cawdor, British large landowner (d. 1933)
  • 1932 Gilles Tremblay, Canadian composer, born in Saguenay, Canada (d. 2017)
  • 1934 Jody McCrea, American actor (Ben Matheson-Wichita Town), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
  • 1935 Bob Bouber [Boris Blom], Dutch singer (ZZ & Masks) and actor, born in Amsterdam
  • 1935 Jock Wallace, Scottish football player and manager, born in Wallyford, Scotland (d. 1996)

  • 1937 Irina Bayanovna Solovyova, Russian cosmonaut, born in Tula Oblast, Russia
  • 1937 Jo Anne Worley, American comedienne (Laugh-in), born in Lowell, Indiana
  • 1937 John Bernard, Dutch TV weatherman
  • 1937 Sergio Aragonés, Spanish-born illustrator, born in Sant Mateu, Spain
  • 1937 Brigid Berlin, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Alan Charles Downes, founder member of Independent Television News and cameraman, born in Enfield, Middlesex (d. 1996)
  • 1938 Joan Tower, American composer (Breakfast Rhythms), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1939 David Allan Coe, American country musician (Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1939 Susumu Tonegawa, Japanese molecular biologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1987), born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1939 Dan Cragg, American soldier and author, born in Rochester, New York
  • 1940 Jackie Trent, English singer-songwriter (Neighbours theme) and actress, born in Newcastle-under-Lyme (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Monica Mason, England's ballerina, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1941 Willibrord Frequin, Dutch TV reporter, born in Arnhem, Netherlands
  • 1942 Dave Bargeron, American rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Mel McDaniel, American country singer (Baby's got her Blue Jeans On), born in Checotah, Oklahoma

Person of interestRoger Waters

1943 Roger Waters [George Roger Waters], English rock bassist and vocalist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall), born in Cambridge, England

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • 1943 Richard J. Roberts, English biochemist and molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, born in Derby, England
  • 1944 Gordon DeMarco, American writer and activist, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1944 Linda Kaye Henning, American actress (Betty Joe-Petticoat Junction), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Aubrey Mokoape, South African political anti-apartheid activist and leader (Pan-African Congress and Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1944 Swoosie Kurtz, American actress (Slap Shot, Garp, Sisters), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1946 Bryan D. O'Connor, U.S. Marine Corps colonel and astronaut (STS 61B, STS 40), born in Orange, California
  • 1946 Buizen Beernd [Bennie Jolink], Dutch singer and musician (Normal), born in Hummelo, Netherlands

Person of interestJane Curtin

1947 Jane Curtin, American actress (SNL, Allie Lowell-Kate & Allie), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Actress Jane Curtin
Actress
Jane Curtin
  • 1947 Sylvester [James Jr], American singer-songwriter (Do Ya Wanna Funk), born in Watts, Los Angeles, California (d. 1988)
  • 1947 Bruce Rioch, Scottish footballer and coach, born in Aldershot, England
  • 1948 Claydes Charles Smith, American guitarist (Kool & The Gang), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • 1949 Jimmy Litherland, English rocker (Mitarbeit), born in Salford, Lancashire, England
  • 1949 Mhlabunzima Maphumulo, South African Kwazulu politician (first President of Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (CONTRALESA)) (d. 1991)
  • 1950 Ria Oomen-Ruijten, Dutch politician (CDA), born in St. Joost, Netherlands
  • 1951 Barry Troyna, English educational sociologist and author (Racism, Education and the State), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1952 Buddy [Steven Paul] Miller, American singer, born in Fairborn, Ohio
  • 1953 Katherine Cannon, American actress (Father Murphy, Survivors), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1953 Mohamed Kedir, Ethiopian 10k runner (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Ethiopia
  • 1954 Banner Thomas, American rocker (Molly Hatchet), born in Orange Park, Florida (d. 2017)
  • 1954 Jon Erikson, American swimmer 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981) (d. 2014)
  • 1954 Patrick O'Hearn, American rock bassist (Missing Persons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and political (R) candidate, born in Austin, Texas
  • 1955 Anne Henning, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1972), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1955 Carl E. Walz, American NASA astronaut (STS 51, 65, 79), born in Cleveland, Ohio

  • 1956 Pam Allen, LPGA golfer (1988 Planters Pat Bradley-12th), born in Billings, Montana
  • 1956 Bill Ritter, American politician (41st Governor of Colorado), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1957 Joe Smyth, American country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1957 Gwyn Evans, Welsh rugby player, born in Maesteg, Wales
  • 1957 Paul Harrhy, actor and opera singer (Intelligence Park), born in South Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1957 Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor-General of Canada, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • 1957 José Sócrates, Prime Minister of Portugal (2005-11) indicted for corruption, born in Porto, Portugal
  • 1958 Jeff Foxworthy, American comedian (Jeff Foxworthy-The Jeff Foxworthy Show), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1958 Michael Winslow, American actor and comedian (Police Academy), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1958 Buster Bloodvessel [Douglas Trendle], English singer (Bad Manners), born in London
  • 1958 Nigel Westlake, Australian musician and composer, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1961 Pal Waaktaar, Norwegian rock guitarist and vocalist (A-ha), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1961 Peggy McIntaggart, American-Canadian playmate (January, 1990) and actress (Lady Avenger), born in Midland, Ontario, Canada
  • 1961 Scott Travis, American musician (Judas Priest), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1961 Simon Reeve, Australian TV presenter and host (Million Dollar Minute), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1962 Kevin Willis, American NBA center (Houston Rockets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Elizabeth Vargas, American TV journalist (20/20), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1962 Chris Christie, American politician (Governor of New Jersey (R) 2010-), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1963 József Kiprich, Hungarian soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Tatabánya, Hungary
  • 1963 Mark Chesnutt, American country singer (Too Cold at Home), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1963 Alice Sebold, American novelist (The Almost Moon), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1963 Geert Wilders, Dutch politician (Party for Freedom leader), born in Venlo, Netherlands
  • 1963 Bryan Simonaire, American politician (Maryland State Senator), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1963 Pat Nevin, Scottish footballer (Chelsea, Everton), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1964 Rosie Perez, American actress (Do the Right Thing, White Men Can't Jump), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965 John Polson, Australian actor (The Sum of Us) and film director, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1966 Joan Guetschow, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1967 Amy Lynn Baxter, American actress and model (Penthouse Pet 1990), born in Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • 1968 Gene Patrick, American actor (Gemini: Twin Stars), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Pat Meares, American baseball infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Salina, Kansas
  • 1968 Paul Rea, American TV and web journalist, born in Clarkesville, Georgia
  • 1968 Christopher Brookmyre, Scottish writer (Quite Ugly One Morning), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1969 Aaron Pierce, American NFL halfback (NY Giants), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1969 CeCe Peniston, American singer (Finally) and beauty queen (Miss Black Arizona 1989), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1969 Doug Pirini, New Zealand decathlete (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1969 Helen Labdon, English model (page 3), born in Bracknell, England
  • 1969 Ben Finegold, American chess player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1969 Michellie Jones, Australian triathlete (won two ITU Triathlon World Championships), born in Fairfield, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1969 Michael Davis, American softball player (Solvents, et al)
  • 1970 Igor Korolev, NHLer (Team Russia, Winnipeg), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970 Shane Heal, Australian basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1970 Torrance Small, American NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1970 Paul Miller (DJ Spooky), American electronic and experimental hip hop musician, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1971 Anthony Goldwire, American NBA guard (Denver Nuggets), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1971 Holli Hyche, American runner, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1971 Kathy Wolfgramm, American rocker (Jets), born in San Diego, California
  • 1971 Pavel Patera, Czech hockey forward (Team Czech Rep, Olympic gold 1998), born in Kladno, Czech Republic
  • 1971 Devang Gandhi, Indian cricketer, born in Bhavnagar, Gujarat
  • 1971 Dolores O’Riordan, Irish musician and singer-songwriter (The Cranberries, Zombie, Linger), born in Ballybricken, County Limerick, Ireland (d. 2018)