On This Day

Historical Figures Born in September 1897

  • Sep 3 Sally Benson, American writer (Meet Me In St. Louis), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • Sep 5 Arthur C. Nielsen, American businessman and market researcher (TV's Nielsen's Ratings), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • Sep 10 Nancy Lancaster, American decorator (Colefax and Fowler), born in Mirador, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • Sep 10 Georges Bataille, French writer (d. 1962)

Irene Joliot-Curie

Sep 12 Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist, (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935), born in Paris, France (d. 1956), daughter of Marie Curie

  • Sep 23 Paul Delvaux, Belgian surrealist painter, born in Wanze, Belgium (d. 1994)

William Faulkner

Sep 25 William Faulkner, American author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949), born in New Albany, Mississippi (d. 1962)

Paul VI

Sep 26 Pope Paul VI [Giovanni Montini], 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78), born in Concesio, Italy (d. 1978)

  • Sep 26 Victor Otto Stomps, German writer and publisher, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Sep 26 Arthur Rhys-Davids, English flying ace (WW I), born in Forest Hill, London (d. 1917)
  • Sep 28 Muchtar Auesow, writer
  • Sep 29 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (d. 1980)