Birthdays in History on September 18

Person of interestTrajan

53 Trajan, XIII Roman Emperor (98 - 117 AD) famous for Trajan's Forum, born in Italica, Ancient Hispania (d. 117)

Roman Emperor Trajan
Roman Emperor
Trajan
  • 1344 Marie of Valois, Princess of France, born in Château De Saint Germain-En-, Ile-De-France, France (d. 1404)
  • 1434 Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress, born in Torres Vedras, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1467)
  • 1574 Claudio Achillini, Italian lawyer and poet, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1640)
  • 1676 Eberhard Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1733)
  • 1709 Samuel Johnson, English scholar and lexicographer (A Dictionary of the English Language), born in Lichfield Staffordshire (d. 1784)
  • 1713 Jean Allamand, Swiss-Dutch natural philosopher, born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1787)
  • 1733 George Read, American judge and signer (Declaration of Independence), born in Cecil County, Maryland (d. 1798)
  • 1750 Tomás de Iriarte, Spanish writer (Fabulas Literarias), born in La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands of Spain (d. 1791)
  • 1752 Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician (worked on elliptic integrals), born in Paris (d. 1833)
  • 1765 Gregory XVI [Bartolomeo Alberto Mauro Cappellari], Pope (1831-1846), born in Belluno, Venetia, Austrian Empire (d. 1846)
  • 1779 Joseph Story, American lawyer and 19th Supreme Court justice (1812-45), born in Marblehead, Massachusetts (d. 1845)
  • 1786 Justinus Kerner, German physician and medical writer (first detailed description of botulism), born in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1862)
  • 1786 Christian VIII, King of Denmark (1839-1848) and King of Norway (1814), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1848)
  • 1787 Johann David Passavant, German historian, painter and graphic artist, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1861)
  • 1805 Robert Cowdin, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Jamaica, Vermont (d. 1874)

  • 1812 Herschel Vespasian Johnson, American politician (41st Governor of Georgia), born in Burke County, Georgia (d. 1880)
  • 1815 Henry C. Wayne, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1883)
  • 1818 Marcellus Augustus Stovall, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Sparta, Georgia (d. 1895)
  • 1837 Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, Portuguese Roman Catholic Archbishop of Goa, born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (d. 1880)
  • 1838 Anton Mauve, Dutch realist painter and cousin of Vincent Van Gogh, born in Zaandam, Netherlands (d. 1888)
  • 1859 John L. Bates, American lawyer and politician (41st Governor of Massachusetts), born in Easton, Massachusetts (d. 1946)
  • 1859 Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher and politician, born in Indiana, Pennsylvania (d. 1940)
  • 1863 Hermann Kutter, Swiss Protestant theologian (founder of Christian Socialism in Switzerland), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1931)
  • 1870 Clark Wissler, American anthropologist (American Indian), born in Hagerstown, Indiana (d. 1947)
  • 1874 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Vises Sten), born in Langeland, Denmark (d. 1957)
  • 1875 Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (founder of Villa Lo Burgos), born in Osorno, Chile (d. 1945)
  • 1876 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Nove Pesme), born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 1938)
  • 1876 James Scullin, Australian Labour Party politician and 9th Prime Minister of Australia, born in Trawalla, Victoria, Australia (d. 1953)
  • 1889 Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (Member of the Australian Parliament for Bourke), born in Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia (d. 1970)
  • 1893 William March, American writer (Company K), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1954)

Person of interestJohn Diefenbaker

1895 John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (Conservative: 1957-63), born in Neustadt, Ontario (d. 1979)

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker
  • 1895 Tomoji Tanabe, Japanese supercentenarian who dies of old age at 113, born in Miyakonojo, Miyazaki, Japan (d. 2009)
  • 1906 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli), born in Odessa, Ukraine [OS=Sept 5]
  • 1907 Edwin M. McMillan, American physicist and discoverer of plutonium (Nobel 1951), born in Redondo Beach, California (d. 1991)
  • 1908 Victor Ambartsumian, Russian astronomer (Stalin Prize 1946, 50), born in Tiflis, Russian Empire (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Hendrik Cornelis, Belgian colonial civil servant and Governor-General of the Belgian Congo, born in Oudenaarde, Belgium (d. 1999)
  • 1912 Kurt Lotz, German business executive and second postwar CEO of Volkswagen, born in Frielendorf, Hesse, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Hetta Empson, South African-British artist, born in Orange Free State, South Africa (d. 1996)
  • 1916 John Jacob Rhodes, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona), born in Council Grove, Kansas (d. 2003)
  • 1916 Frank Bell, British educator and founder of The Bell Educational Trust Limited (d. 1989)

  • 1917 Gerrit Borgers, Dutch literary, born in Brummen, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • 1923 Jur Mellema, Dutch politician (CHU), born in Nieuw-Scheemda, Netherlands (d. 2017)
  • 1923 Peter Smithson, English architect, born in Stockton-on-Tees, England (d. 2003)
  • 1923 Queen Anne of Romania [Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma], wife of Michael I King of Romania, born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1924 J. D. Tippit, American police officer murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald shortly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, born in Texas (d. 1963)
  • 1927 Gerlando Alberti, Sicilian Mafioso (Ciaculli massacre, 1963, 'Mafia! What is that? A kind of cheese'), born in Palermo, Sicily (d. 2012)
  • 1929 June Rosemary Thorndycraft, teacher and trade unionist (d. 1995)
  • 1932 Nikolay Rukavishnikov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 10, 16, 33), born in Tomsk, Russia (d. 2002)
  • 1932 Valery Ryumin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32/34, 35/37), born in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia
  • 1933 Robert "Bob" Bennett, American politician (U.S. Senator from Utah), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Valentina Ponomaryova, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok 6 backup), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1939 Bob Whittaker, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas), born in Eureka, Kansas
  • 1939 Jorge Sampaio, 18th President of Portugal (Socialist Party: 1996-2006), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1941 Clive Burton, neuropathologist (d. 1996)
  • 1942 Koos van den Berg, Dutch politician (SGP), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1944 Charles Lacy Veach, American astronaut (STS 39, STS 52), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1946 Alan "Bam" King, English rocker, born in Muswell Hill, North London
  • 1949 Jim McCrery, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1949 Mo Mowlam, British Labour Party politician (Member of Parliament for Redcar), born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2005)
  • 1950 Helene Virginie Weijel, Dutch author (In the Street Without a Coat), born in Amsterdam (d. 1995)
  • 1951 Ben Carson, American neurosurgeon, Republican politician and US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953 Betsy Boze née: Vogel, American academic
  • 1954 Murtaza Bhutto, Pakistani politician, born in Karachi, Pakistan (d. 1996)
  • 1954 Takao Doi, Japanese astronaut (STS 87), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1956 Chris Hedges, American journalist and author
  • 1958 Don Geronimo, American radio personality
  • 1960 Karim Rashid, Egyptian/English industrial designer
  • 1963 Rob Brettle, British historian
  • 1964 Marco Masini, Italian entertainer
  • 1970 Michela Rocco, Udine Italy, Miss Italy (1987)
  • 1970 Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (d. 1993)
  • 1973 Mark Shuttleworth, South African entrepreneur
  • 1975 "Habacuc" Guillermo Vargas, Costa Rican artist
  • 1975 Youssef Chahed, Tunisian politician and Prime Minister of Tunisia (2016-present), born in Tunis, Tunisia
  • 1977 Kieran West, British oarsman
  • 1985 Pete Cashmore, Scottish blogger (Mashable), born in Banchory, Scotland
  • 1988 Annette Obrestad, Norwegian poker player