Birthdays in History on September 7

  • 786 Emperor Saga, 52nd Emperor of Japan (d. 842)
  • 1438 Louis II, Landgrave of Hesse (d. 1471)
  • 1524 Thomas Erastus, Swiss physician and theologist, born in Baden, Switzerland (d. 1583)

Person of interestElizabeth I

1533 Elizabeth I Tudor [Virgin Queen], Queen of England and Ireland (1558-1603) and daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, born in Greenwich, London (d. 1603)

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1674 Ernest Augustus, Duke of York and Albany, German soldier and served under Emperor Leopold I, born in Osnabrück, Germany (d. 1728)
  • 1683 Maria Anna of Austria, Archduchess of Austria and Queen consort of Portugal, born in Linz, Austria (d. 1754)
  • 1694 Johan Ludvig, Danish policitian (Minster of State, 1735-51) (d. 1763)
  • 1705 Matthäus Günther, German painter, born in Peissenberg, Germany (d. 1788)
  • 1707 George-Louis Leclerc, count de Buffon, French naturalist and writer on natural history (Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière), born in Montbard, France (d. 1788)
  • 1735 Thomas Coutts, Anglo-Scottish banker (Coutts & Co.), born in Ediburgh (d. 1822)
  • 1737 Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomist and physicist, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1798)
  • 1740 Johan Tobias Sergel, Swedish sculptor, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1814)
  • 1756 Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet and literature (Disease of Scientists), born in Amsterdam (d. 1831)
  • 1782 Bernardus Johannes Dibbets, Dutch baron and general-major (Maastricht), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1839)
  • 1805 Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop and one of the greatest public speakers of his day (remembered for his opposition to Darwin's theory of evolution), born in London (d. 1873)
  • 1810 Hermann Heinrich Gossen, Prussian economist, born in Düren, Germany (d. 1858)

  • 1811 William Hemsley Emory, American Major General (Union Army), born in Queen Anne's County, Maryland (d. 1887)
  • 1815 Howell Cobb, American politician (U.S. Secretary of Treasury), born in Jefferson County, Georgia (d. 1868)
  • 1815 John McDouall Stuart, Australian explorer, born in Dysart, Fife, Scotland (d. 1866)
  • 1817 Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Queen of Denmark, born in Kassel, Electorate of Hesse, Imperial Confederate of Germany (d. 1898)
  • 1818 Thomas Talbot, 31st Governor of Massachusetts, born in Cambridge, New York (d. 1886)
  • 1819 Adriaan van Bevervoorde, Dutch journalist (History of Holland), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1851)
  • 1829 August Kekule von Stradonitz, German chemist who discovered structure of benzene ring, born in Darmstadt, Hesse (d. 1896)
  • 1829 Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, American geologist (Geograph Survey 1859-86), born in Westfield, Massachusetts (d. 1887)
  • 1831 Alexandre Falguière, French sculptor and painter, born in Toulouse, France (d. 1900)

Person of interestHenry Campbell-Bannerman

1836 Henry Campbell-Bannerman, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1905-08), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1908)

British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman
British Prime Minister
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
  • 1836 August Toepler, German physicist, born in Brühl bei Bonn, Germany (d. 1912)
  • 1851 Edward Asahel Birge, American pioneer in limnology, born in Troy, New York (d. 1950)
  • 1855 William Friese-Greene, British photographer and inventor (motion pictures), born in Bristol, England (d. 1921)

Person of interestGrandma Moses

1860 Grandma Moses [Anna Maria], American primitive painter (Old Oaken Bucket), born in Greenwich, New York (d. 1961)

Primitive Painter Grandma Moses
Primitive Painter
Grandma Moses
  • 1860 Willem Hubert Nolens, Dutch priest and ambassador to Vatican, born in Venlo (d. 1931)
  • 1866 Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist, born in Besançon, Doubs, France (d. 1947)
  • 1867 Camilo Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China), born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 1926)
  • 1867 J. P. Morgan, Jr. [John Pierpont], American financier and son of J.P. Morgan, Sr., (J.P. Morgan & Co.), born in Irvington, New York (d. 1943)
  • 1869 Margo Scharten-Antink, Dutch author (Catherina, Sprotje), born in Zutphen, Netherlands (d. 1957)
  • 1870 Aleksandr Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok), born in Narovchat, Penza Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1938) [OS=Aug 26]
  • 1876 C. J. Dennis, Australian poet (The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke), born in Auburn, South Australia (d. 1938)
  • 1882 Johanna Zandstra-Giezen, Dutch supercentenarian (oldest person in Netherland - dies at 111 years and 9 days), born in Friesland, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1887 Edith Sitwell, English poet and author (Wheels), born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire (d. 1964)
  • 1889 Bruce Frederick Cummings, English author (Journal of a Disappointed Man), born in barnstaple, England (d. 1919)
  • 1893 Leslie Hore-Belisha, British politician (Minister of Transport), born in Hampstead, London (d. 1957)

  • 1899 Leendert Antonie Donker, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA), born in Almkerk, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • 1900 Taylor Caldwell [Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell], Anglo-American novelist (Dynasty of Death, Dear and Glorious Physician), born in Manchester, England (d. 1985)
  • 1905 John Whitley, British air-marshal (d. 1997)
  • 1908 Michael DeBakey, Lebanese-American cardiac surgeon and artificial heart pioneer, born in Lake Charles, Louisiana (d. 2008)
  • 1909 Elia Kazan, Greek-American director (Streetcar Named Desire), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 2003)
  • 1911 Todor Zjivkov, Bulgaria communist leader of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (PRB), born in Pravets, Kingdom of Bulgaria (d. 1998)
  • 1912 David Packard, American electronic engineer and businessman, born in Pueblo, Colorado (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Oswald Szemerényi, Hungarian linguist, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Wim van der Grinten, Dutch lawyer and KVP politician (State Secretary of Economic Affairs), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Billy Hughes, British educationist and Labour Party politician, born in Swindon, England (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Ian Ball, newspaper photographer, born in Dhariwal, India (d. 1995)
  • 1914 James Van Allen, American physicist (discovered Van Allen radiation belts), born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa (d. 2006)
  • 1917 John Cornforth, Australian-British chemist (Nobel Prize 1975), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2013)
  • 1918 Robin Lorimer, Scottish publisher (New Testament from Greek into Scots), born in Glasgow (d. 1996)
  • 1920 Harri Webb, Welsh poet and nationalist, born in Swansea, Wales (d. 1994)
  • 1921 Josep Lluís Núñez, Spanish President of FC Barcelona (1978 - 2000), born in Guriezo, Cantabria, Spain
  • 1922 Lucien Jarraud, Canadian radio host, born in Paris (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Daniel K. Inouye, American politician (US Senator, 1963-2012), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Allan Blakeney, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Saskatchewan), born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia (d. 2011)
  • 1925 Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, businesswoman and co-founder of Laura Ashley, born in Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (d. 1985)
  • 1926 Donald J. Irwin, American politician (32nd Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2013)

Person of interestEd Warren

1926 Ed Warren [Edward Warren Miney], American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Paranormal Investigator Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Ed Warren
  • 1927 Eric Hill, British children's books author and illustrator (Where's Spot), born in Holloway, London (d. 2014)
  • 1927 François Billetdoux, French author (Word Awake), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • 1928 Donald Henderson, American epidemiologist, led world campaign that eradicated smallpox, born in Lakewood, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1929 Gil Wolman, French artist, born in Paris (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Baudouin I, King of Belgium (1951-93), born in Stuyvenberg Castle, Laeken, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • 1932 John Paul Getty Jr., American-born British oil magnate and billionaire (Getty Oil), born onboard ship in the waters near Genoa, Italy (d. 2003)
  • 1934 Omar Karami, Prime Minister of Lebanon (1990-92, 2004-05), born in An Nouri
  • 1934 Mary Bauermeister, German artist, born in Frankfurt
  • 1935 Abdou Diouf, 2nd President of Senegal (1981-2000), born in Louga, French West Africa
  • 1936 Apostolos Kaklamanis, Greek politician, born in Lefkada, Greece
  • 1939 Stanley David Griggs, American astronaut (STS 51-D), STS 33), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1989)
  • 1940 Dario Argento, Italian director (Creepers, Deep Red, Tenebrae), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1940 Abdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia, born in Denanyar, East Java, Dutch East Indies (d. 2009)
  • 1941 Mogoboya Noko Nelson Ramodike, South African politician in Lebowa (d. 2012)

Person of interestRoy DeMeo

1942 Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Gangster
Roy DeMeo
  • 1943 Beverley McLachlin, Canadian jurist (17th Chief Justice of Canada), born in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada
  • 1944 Bertel Haarder, Danish politician (Minister of Education), born in Kruså, Denmark
  • 1948 Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, 2nd President of the United Arab Emirates (2004-present), born in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • 1949 Barry Siegel, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize - A Father's Pain, a Judge's Duty, and a Justice Beyond Their Reach), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1950 Peggy Noonan, American author (What I Saw at the Revolution), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955 Efim Zelmanov, Russian-American mathematician, born in Khabarovsk, Russia
  • 1957 Melvin Edward Mays, one of FBI's most wanted
  • 1960 Carlos Martinez, American bowler
  • 1962 Jennifer Egan, American novelist (A Visit from the Goon Squad), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Rudy Galindo, 1996 US Mens' Champion, born in San Jose, California
  • 1979 Pavol & Peter Hochschorner, Slovak slalom canoists, born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • 1993 Joshua Wilkinson, prince of self proclaimed principality sealand