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Famous Birthdays on September 8

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 241

  • 64 Julia Flavia, daughter of Roman Emperor Titus and lover of Domitian, born in Rome (d. 91)
  • 801 Ansgar, German Catholic archbishop and Saint, born in Amiens, France (d. 865)
  • 828 Ali al-Hadi, 10th Shia Imam, born in Medina, Abbasid Empire (d. 868)

Person of interestRichard the Lionheart

1157 Richard I [Richard the Lion Hearted], King of England (1189-99), born in Oxford, England (d. 1199)

  • 1207 Sancho II, King of Portugal (1223-47), born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 1248)
  • 1271 Charles Martel of Anjou, Son of Charles II of Naples, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1295)
  • 1380 Bernardino of Siena, Italian priest and Franciscan missionary, born in Massa Marittima, Italy (d. 1444)
  • 1474 Ludovico Ariosto, Italian poet (Orlando Furioso), born in Reggio Emilia, Italy (d. 1533)
  • 1515 Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar, born in Toledo, Spain (d. 1585)
  • 1588 Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (Number of Mersenne), born in Oizé, Maine, France (d. 1648)
  • 1591 Jacqueline-Marie-Angélique Arnauld, French abbess (Port-Royal de Paris), born in Paris (d. 1661)
  • 1611 Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1671)
  • 1621 Louis II Condé, Duke of Bourbon (Rocroy), born in Paris (d. 1686)
  • 1633 Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans, born in Vienna (d. 1654)
  • 1672 Nicolas de Grigny, French organist, born in Reims, France (d. 1703)
  • 1718 François-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d'Arnaud, French sentimental writer (Les Épreuves du sentiment), born in Paris (d. 1805)

  • 1736 Bernardo Ottani, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1827)
  • 1749 Yolande de Polastron, Duchess de Polignac, French aristocrat, born in Paris (d. 1793)
  • 1749 Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe, French aristocrat, born in Palazzo Carignano, Turin, Savoy (d. 1792)
  • 1752 Carl Stenborg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1813)
  • 1756 Anton Teyber, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1822)
  • 1767 August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet, translator and critic, born in Hannover, Germany (d. 1845)
  • 1767 Karl August von Lichtenstein, German composer, born in Lahm, Bavaria (d. 1845)
  • 1774 Anna Katharina Emmerick, Roman Catholic Augustinian Canoness Regular of Windesheim, Marian visionary, ecstatic and stigmatist, born in Coesfeld, Westphalia, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1824)
  • 1778 Clemens Brentano, German poet and author (The Story of the Just Casper and Fair Annie), born in Ehrenbreitstein, Germany (d. 1842)
  • 1779 Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, German composer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1853)
  • 1779 Mustafa IV, 29th Sultan of Ottoman Empire (1807-08), born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1808)
  • 1783 N. F. S. Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher, born in Udby, Zealand, Denmark (d. 1872)
  • 1792 Joseph Netherclift, English composer (d. 1863)
  • 1804 Eduard Friedrich Mörike, German poet, born in Ludwigsburg, Germany (d. 1875)
  • 1814 Charles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian, born in Bourbourg, France (d. 1874)
  • 1815 Alexander Ramsey, American politician (1st Governor of Minnesota Territory), born in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1903)
  • 1821 Henry Baxter, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Sidney, New York (d. 1873)
  • 1824 Jaime Nunó, Spanish composer (Mexican national anthem), born in Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Catalonia (d. 1908)
  • 1826 Disma Fumagalli, Italian composer, born in Inzago, Milan, Italy (d. 1893)
  • 1827 Emil Naumann, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1888)

  • 1828 Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, American professor and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Brewer, Maine (d. 1914)
  • 1829 George Crook, American Major General (Union Army), born in Taylorsville, Ohio (d. 1890)
  • 1829 Seth Barton, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia (d. 1900)

Person of interestFrederic Mistral

1830 Frederic Mistral, French Provencal poet (Nobel 1904), born in Maillane, France (d. 1914)

Provencal Poet Frederic Mistral
Provencal Poet
Frederic Mistral
  • 1831 Wilhelm Raabe [Jakob Corvinus], German author (Der Hungerpastor), born in Eschershausen, Germany (d. 1910)
  • 1841 Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer (New World Symphony), born in Nelahozeves, Czech Republic (d. 1904)

Person of interestCharles J. Guiteau

1841 Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin of US President James A. Garfield, born in Freeport, Illinois (d. 1882)

  • 1852 Gojong, Emperor Gwangmu of Korea (1897-1907), born in Unhyeon Palace, Hanseong, Joseon dynasty, Korea (d. 1919)
  • 1854 Willem Marinus van Rossum, Dutch cardinal and prefect of Propaganda File, born in Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands (d. 1932)
  • 1857 Georg Michaelis, Chancellor of German Empire, born in Haynau, Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1857 Ida Henrietta Hyde, American physiologist who invented the micro-electrode and the first woman allowed to do research at Harvard Medical School and to be elected to the American Physiology Society, born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1945)
  • 1863 Gustavo Campa, Mexican composer, born in Mexico City (d. 1934)
  • 1865 Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (Amore & Amore, Top), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1924)
  • 1870 Hermann Hans Wetzler, German-American composer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1873 David O. McKay, 9th President of Mormon church, born in Huntsville, Utah (d. 1970)
  • 1873 Max Reinhardt [Goldmann], Austrian theatrical director (Oedipus Rex) and founder of the Salzburg Festival, born in Baden, Austria (d. 1943)
  • 1873 Alfred Jarry, French writer (Ubu Roi), born in Layal, Mayenne, Paris (d. 1907)
  • 1880 Roelof Kranenburg, Dutch social democratic chairman (1st Chamber), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • 1881 Harry Hillman, American athlete (3 Gold Olympic 1904), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1945)
  • 1884 Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver, born in St. Gilles, Belgium (d. 1921)
  • 1886 Siegfried Sassoon, English poet and writer (Counterattack), born in Matfield, Kent, England (d. 1967)
  • 1887 George, Crown Prince of Serbia, eldest son of King Peter I, born in Cetinje, Montenegro (d. 1972)
  • 1888 Louis Zimmer, Flemish astronomer and clock maker (Jubelklok/Wonder Clock), born in Lier, Belgium (d. 1970)
  • 1889 Robert A. Taft, American politician (U.S. Senator from Ohio), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1953)
  • 1894 Willem Pijper, Dutch composer and music critic, born in Zeist, Netherlands (d. 1947)
  • 1895 Sara García, Mexican actress, born in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico (d. 1980)
  • 1896 Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)

Person of interestJimmie Rodgers

1897 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1933)

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers
  • 1898 Queenie Smith, American actress and dancer (Funny Side), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1900 Claude Pepper, American politician (Rep-D-FL, 1963-89), born in Dudleyville, Chambers County, Alabama (d. 1989)
  • 1900 Gavin Muir, American actor (Mary of Scotland, Johnny Trouble), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • 1901 Hendrik Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister (1958-66) who was assassinated in 1966, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • 1902 Nico Donkersloot, Dutch literary and writer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • 1904 Carlos Sánchez Málaga, Peruvian composer, born in Arequipa, Perú
  • 1905 Henry Wilcoxon, British actor (Cleopatra, Jericho, The Ten Commandments), born in Dominica, British West Indies (d. 1984)
  • 1906 Andrei Kirilenko, Russian member of Central Committee of Communist Party, born in Alexeyevka, Voronezh Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1990)
  • 1907 Leon Askin, Austrian actor (One, Two, Three, Charlie Farrell Show), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2005)
  • 1907 Sid Tomack, American actor (The Life of Riley, Adventures of Superman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1962)
  • 1908 Geoffrey Hodges, bomb disposal expert (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Gella Allaert, Flemish actress (La Round), born in Oostende, Belgium (d. 2002)
  • 1910 Jean-Louis Barrault, French stage actor, director and producer (Les Enfants du Paradis), born in Le Vésinet, Seine-et-Oise, France (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Alexander Mackendrick, American-born Scottish director (Man in the White Suit, Mandy), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1993)
  • 1912 Leo Cherne, American economist and commentator (All Star News), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1914 Dimitrios I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (1973-91), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1991)
  • 1914 Hillary Brooke, American film actress (The Abbott and Costello Show), born in Astoria, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Frank Cady, American actor (Rear Window, Green Acres), born in Susanville, California (d. 2012)
  • 1915 Frank Pullen, English businessman and racehorse owner, born in London (d. 1992)
  • 1918 Derek Barton, British organic chemist (Nobel 1969), born in Gravesend, Kent (d. 1998)
  • 1918 John F. Seiberling, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1971-86), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1919 Johan Kvandal, Norwegian composer, born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 1999)
  • 1919 Richard Pool, naval Officer
  • 1919 Gianni Brera, Italian sports journalist and writer, born in San Zenone al Po, Italy (d. 1992)
  • 1921 Hans Ulrich Engelmann, German composer (Ophelia)
  • 1921 Harry Secombe, Welsh actor, comedian, singer and goon (The Goon Show, Oliver!), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2001)
  • 1922 Lyndon LaRouche, American presidental candidate (1980)

  • 1922 Sid Caesar, comedian (Your Show of Shows), born in Yonkers, New York
  • 1923 Alan Weeks, English sports commentator (BBC), born in Bristol. England (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Francois Chaumette, French actor (Le Bossu, They Never Slept, Christine), born in Paris, France (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Wendell Ford, American politician (Sen-D-Kentucky, 1974-1999), Governor of Kentucky (1971-74), born in Owensboro, Kentucky (d. 2015)
  • 1924 Mimi Parent, Canadian painter, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2005)
  • 1924 Marie-Claire Kirkland, Quebec lawyer and politician, born in Palmer, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Alexander Kholminov, Russian composer (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Denise Darcel, French actress (Dangerous When Wet), born in Paris (d. 2011)
  • 1925 Heinz Lau, German composer, born in Stettin, German Empire (d. 1975)
  • 1925 Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson, Icelandic composer (d. 2005)

Person of interestPeter Sellers

1925 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Bobo, Pink Panther), (d. 1980), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1980)

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • 1927 Harlan Howard, American country music songwriter, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • 1929 Christoph von Dohnányi, German conductor, born in Berlin
  • 1930 Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, American Mexican media tycoon (Televisa) , born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1930 Jeannette Altwegg, English figure skater (Olympic gold 1952), born in Bombay, India
  • 1930 Mario Adorf, German actor (The Tin Drum, Bachelor, Abyssinia), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1930 Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, Premier of South Vietnam (1965-67), born in Sơn Tây, Indochina (d. 2011)
  • 1930 Robert W. Firestone, American author and clinical psychologist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1931 John Garrett, British Labour Party politician, born in Romford, London (d. 2007)

Person of interestPatsy Cline

1932 Patsy Cline, American country singer (Crazy), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1963)

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • 1933 Eric Salzman, American composer (New Musical Theater), born in New York City (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Asha Bhonsle, Indian playback singer, born in Sangli, British India
  • 1933 Paul M. Fleiss, American pediatrician; father of Heidi Fleiss
  • 1933 Michael Frayn, English playwright (Copenhagen), born in Mill Hill, England
  • 1934 Peter Maxwell Davies, British composer (Prolation, Taverner), born in Manchester, England (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Rodrigue Biron, Canadian politician, born in Sainte-Croix, Quebec
  • 1935 James Clay, American jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1938 Sam Nunn, American politician (Sen-D-Georgia, 1972 - 1997), born in Macon, Georgia
  • 1938 Kenichi Horie, Japanese adventurer and solo yachtsman, born in Osaka
  • 1939 Carsten Keller, German field hockey player (Olympic gold 1972), born in Berlin

  • 1939 Guitar Shorty [David William Kearney], American blues musician, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1940 Willie Tyler, American ventriloquist (Lester), born in Red Level, Alabama
  • 1940 Quentin L. Cook, American lawyer and religious leader (Quorum of the Twelve Apostles), born in Logan, Utah
  • 1941 Alan Feinstein, American actor (Max-Berrengers, Family Tree), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941 Donald "Dante" Drowty, American singer (The Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestBernie Sanders

1941 Bernie Sanders, American politician and Senator (Independent - Vt), born in Brooklyn, New York

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • 1942 Brian Cole, American rock vocalist and bassist (Association), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1972)
  • 1942 Ansen [Nancy Ann] Dibble, Dutch sci-fi author (Summerfair), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1942 Sal Valentino [Salvatore Willard Spampinato], American rock musician (the Beau Brummels), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1943 Adelaide C. Eckardt, American politician, born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • 1945 Kelly Groucutt, English musician ( Electric Light Orchestra ), born in Coseley, England (d. 2009)
  • 1945 Rogie Vachon, NHL goalie (Canadiens, Kings, Vezina-1968), born in Quebec
  • 1945 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American rocker (Grateful Dead), born in San Bruno, California (d. 1973)
  • 1946 Dean Daughtry, American rock keyboardist (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Kinston, Alabama
  • 1946 L. C. Greenwood, American football player, born in Canton, Mississippi (d. 2013)
  • 1947 Ann Beattie, American novelist and short story writer (Chilly Scenes of Winter), born in Washington D.C.
  • 1947 Amos Biwott, Kenyan 3K steeplechaser (Olympic gold 1968), born in Uasin Gishee, Kenya
  • 1947 Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist and conductor, born in Moscow
  • 1948 Great Kabuki [Akihisa Yone Yoshi Mera], Japanese wrestler (NWA/NJPW/WAR/SWS), born in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan
  • 1948 Lynn [Lorraine] Abbey, American sci-fi author (Black Flame), born in Peekskill, New York
  • 1950 Will Lee, American bassist (Late Show with David Letterman), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1950 Mike Simpson, American politician (R-HoR: 1999-present), born in Burley, Idaho
  • 1950 James Mattis, 26th United States Secretary of Defense under the Trump administration (2017- ), born in Pullman, Washington
  • 1951 Randy Odle, American astronaut, born in Port Arthur, Texas
  • 1951 Tim Gullikson, American tennis player and coach (Pete Sampras coach 1992-95), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin (d. 1996)
  • 1951 Nikos Karvelas, Greek composer and songwriter, born in Piraeus, Attica, Greece
  • 1954 Clayton Norcross, American actor (Bold & Beautiful, Colbys, Santa Barbara), born in Arcadia, California
  • 1954 Mark Foley, American politician (R) (US Rep Florida 1995-2006), resigned after texting scandal, born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1956 Maurice Cheeks, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Philadelphia '76ers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956 Frank Tovey, British musician, born in London (d. 2002)

  • 1956 David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • 1957 Heather Thomas, American actress (Jody-Fall Guy, Coed Fever), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1958 David Lewis, American guitarist (Atlantic Starr-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1958 Michael Lardie, American musician (Night Ranger), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1958 Mitsuru Miyamoto, Japanese voice actor (Ougai Mori-Bungo Stray Dogs), born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1959 Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor, born in Stalinabad, Tajik SSR
  • 1960 David Steele, English musician (The Beat, Fine Young Cannibals), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1960 Stefano Casiraghi, Italian speedboat racer, businessman and husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, born in Como, Italy (d. 1990)
  • 1960 Aimee Mann, American musician (Save Me), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1961 Franny Michel, American actress (Patricia-Apple's Way), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961 Paul Zanetti, Australian political cartoonist, born in Wollongong, Australia
  • 1962 René Klijn, Dutch singer (Mr Blue), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1962 Sergio Casal, Spanish tennis player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Barcelona
  • 1962 Christopher Klim, American novelist (Jesus Lives in Trenton)
  • 1962 Thomas Kretschmann, German actor (Resident Evil: Apocalypse), born in Dessau, East Germany
  • 1963 Gerald Williams, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers), born in Waycross, Georgia
  • 1963 Li Ning, Chinese gymnast (3 Olympic gold 1984), born in Laibin, Guangxi
  • 1963 Brad Silberling, American television and film director (Casper 1995), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1963 Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japanese comedian (Downtown), born in Amagasaki, Japan
  • 1964 Steffan Peters, German equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996, 2016), born in Wesel, Germany
  • 1964 Michael Johns, American conservative commentator and policy analyst, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1964 Raven [Scott Levy], American professional wrestler, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1964 Joachim Nielsen, Norwegian musician (Jokke & Valentinerne), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2000)
  • 1965 Barbra Fontana Harris, American volleyball player (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Manhattan Beach, California
  • 1966 Mike Dyer, American MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Upland, California
  • 1966 Raymond Atteveld, Dutch soccer player (Waregem, Roda JC), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1966 Carola Häggkvist, Swedish singer and songwriter, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1966 Peter Furler, Australian musician (Newsboys), born in McLaren Vale, Australia
  • 1967 Kimberly Peirce, American film director (Boys Don't Cry), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 James Packer, Australian businessman, son of Kerry Packer, born in Sydney, Australia

  • 1969 Oswaldo Ibarra, Ecuadorian footballer, born in Ambuquí, Ecuador
  • 1969 Lars Bohinen, Norwegian footballer (Nottingham Forest), born in Vadsø, Norway
  • 1969 Gary Speed, Welsh footballer and Wales national football team manager, born in Mancot, Flintshire, Wales (d. 2011)
  • 1970 Clarence Weatherspoon, American NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers), born in Crawford, Mississippi
  • 1970 Tomur Barnes, American NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers), born in McNair, Texas
  • 1970 Neko Case, American musician (The New Pornographers), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1971 Dave Merritt, American NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1971 Greg Minor, American NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Sandersville, Georgia
  • 1971 David Arquette, American actor, director and producer (Scream, Kiss & Tell), born in Winchester, Virginia
  • 1971 Brooke Burke, American model and TV personality (Wild On!), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1971 Martin Freeman, English actor (The Hobbit, Sherlock), born in Aldershot, Hampshire
  • 1972 Cari Shayne, American actress (Karen Cates-General Hospital), born in Sellersville, Tennessee
  • 1972 Trent McCleary, Canadian NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators), born in Swift Current, Canada
  • 1972 Markus Babbel, German football player and coach, born in Munich, West Germany
  • 1972 Giovanni Frezza, Italian actor, born in Potenza, Italy
  • 1972 Lisa Kennedy, American political commentator and television personality, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1972 Tomokazu Seki, Japanese voice actor, born in Kōtō, Tokyo
  • 1972 Phil Laak, Irish-American professional poker player, born in Dublin
  • 1973 Jason Downs, American actor (KC Undercover, Hairspray), born in Columbia, Maryland