On This Day

Birthdays in History in September 1901

  • Sep 2 Andreas Embirikos, Greek surrealist poet (d. 1975)
  • Sep 4 Paul Osborn, American playwright (Mornings at 7), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1988)

Person of interestWilliam Lyons

Sep 4 William Lyons, British industrialist (Jaguar cars), born in Blackpool, Lancashire (d. 1985)

Mr Jaguar William Lyons
Mr Jaguar
William Lyons
  • Sep 6 John Erik Jonsson, American businessman and Mayor of Dallas, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Sep 8 Hendrik Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister (1958-66) who was assassinated in 1966, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • Sep 15 Sir Donald Bailey, British engineer (d. 1985)
  • Sep 17 Francis Chichester, English aviator and sailor (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire), born in Barnstaple, Devon, England (d. 1972)
  • Sep 22 Charles Huggins, American-Canadian physician and cancer researcher (1966 Nobel Prize), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1997)
  • Sep 22 Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Russian woman who was the 2nd wife of Joseph Stalin, born in Baku, Russian Empire (d. 1932)
  • Sep 23 Adriaan Pitlo, Dutch lawyer, born in Antwerp (d. 1987)
  • Sep 23 Jaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel 1984)
  • Sep 28 Friedrichs, mathematician

Person of interestEnrico Fermi

Sep 29 Enrico Fermi, Italian-American nuclear physicist, gone fission, fermium (Nobel 1938), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1954)

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • Sep 29 Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher and activist (d. 1981)

About September 1901

How Old? 119 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Signs: Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22), Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22)