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Birthdays in History in September 1914

  • Sep 3 Dixy Lee Ray, American politician (17th Governor of Washington) and chairman of the United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1994)
  • Sep 4 Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive and 3rd postwar chairman of Volkswagen, born in Altmark, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (d. 2003)
  • Sep 5 Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist (Defense of Violeta Parra), born in San Fabián de Alico, Chile (d. 2018)
  • Sep 7 Billy Hughes, British educationist and Labour Party politician, born in Swindon, England (d. 1995)
  • Sep 7 Ian Ball, Indian newspaper photographer, born in Dhariwal, India (d. 1995)
  • Sep 7 James Van Allen, American physicist (discovered Van Allen radiation belts), born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa (d. 2006)
  • Sep 8 Dimitrios I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (1973-91), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1991)

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Sep 10 Terence O'Neill, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (Ulster Unionist Party: 1963-69), born in London, England (d. 1990)

  • Sep 12 Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst, born in Amroha, India (d. 1988)
  • Sep 14 Robert McCloskey, American children's book writer and illustrator (Make Way For Ducklings), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • Sep 14 Robert S. Dietz, American geophysicist who proposed a theory of seafloor spreading in 1961, born in Westfield, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • Sep 15 Creighton Abrams, American general (commander of American forces in the Vietnam War, 1968-72), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • Sep 15 Jens Otto Krag, Danish politician, premier of Denmark (1962-68, 71-72), born in Randers, Denmark (d. 1978)
  • Sep 15 Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentine writer (d. 1999)
  • Sep 17 Shin Kanemaru, Japanese politician (Deputy Prime Minister 1986-87), born in Suwa, Yamanashi Prefecture, Empire of Japan (d. 1996)
  • Sep 19 Rogers Morton, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1979)
  • Sep 21 John Kluge, American television mogul (Metromedia) and at one time the richest person in the United States, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 2010)
  • Sep 23 Omar Ali Saifuddin III, Sultan of Brunei (d. 1986)
  • Sep 24 Sir John Kerr, Australian politician and the Governor General who dismissed the Whitlam Government, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1991)
  • Sep 26 Jack LaLanne, American fitness and nutritional expert, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2011)
  • Sep 28 Harold Taylor, Canadian educator (Art & the Future)
  • Sep 28 Lord Abinger [James Richard Scarlett], Datchet, Berkshire, English Conservative peer, campaigned for reform of the ancient law on treasure trove

About September 1914

How Old? 107 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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