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Birthdays in History in September 1909

  • Sep 1 E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (d. 1957)

Person of interestEduard Wirths

Sep 4 Eduard Wirths, Nazi physician (Auschwitz), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1945)

Nazi Physician Eduard Wirths
Nazi Physician
Eduard Wirths
  • Sep 7 Elia Kazan, Greek-American director (Streetcar Named Desire), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 2003)
  • Sep 11 William Natcher, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky 1953-94), born in Bowling Green, Kentucky (d. 1994)
  • Sep 12 Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician and former president of the Canadian Labour Congress (1967-74), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1986)
  • Sep 14 Peter Scott, British naturalist & explorer, born in London (d. 1989)

Person of interestJean Batten

Sep 15 Jean Batten, New Zealand aviator (first-ever solo flight from England to New Zealand in 1936), born in Rotorua, New Zealand (d. 1982)

Aviator Jean Batten
Aviator
Jean Batten
  • Sep 15 C. N. Annadurai, Indian politician and 1st Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, born in Kancheepuram, Madras, British India (d. 1969)
  • Sep 16 John Megaw, British Lord Justice of Appeal, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1997)
  • Sep 16 Fernand Lodewick, literature historian (d. 1995)
  • Sep 17 Elizabeth Wilkinson, professor German University College London
  • Sep 17 Kenneth Darling, British Army Commander-in-chief Allied Forces, born in Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1998)
  • Sep 19 Ferry Porsche, Austrian automobile pioneer (Porsche AG), born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria-Hungary (d. 1998)

Person of interestKwame Nkrumah

Sep 21 Kwame Nkrumah, 1st Prime Minister of Ghana (1957-60) and 1st President of Ghana (1960-66), born in Nkroful, Gold Coast (Ghana) (d. 1972)

First President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah
  • Sep 22 David Riesman, US sociologist (Lonely Crowd)
  • Sep 23 Marianne Straub, weaver
  • Sep 23 Susan Travers, English-French Foreign Legion soldier, born in London, England (d. 2003)
  • Sep 24 Gerard Ciołek, Polish architect, born in Wyżnica, Austria-Hungary (d. 1966)
  • Sep 25 Florizel Glasspole, 3rd Governor-General of Jamaica (1973-91), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2000)
  • Sep 26 Helen Giuliani, Mother of Rudy Giulani (107th Mayor of New York City), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • Sep 28 Al Capp [Alfred Gerald Caplin], cartoonist (Li'l Abner), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Sep 28 Stephen Spender, poet [or Feb 28]
  • Sep 29 Andrew Herron, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)

About September 1909

How Old? 111 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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