Famous Birthdays on this Day, September 21:

1051 - Bertha of Savoy, German queen and Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1087)
1328 - Hongwu Emperor of China (d. 1398)
1372 - Frederik I van Hohenzollern, monarch of Brandenburg (1417-40)
1411 - Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne (d. 1460)
1415 - Frederick III, Innsbruck Austria, German Emperor (1440-1493)
1428 - Jingtai Emperor of China (d. 1457)
1452 - Girolamo Savonarola, monk/reformer/dictator of Florence (1494-98)
1527 - Matthaus Ludecus, composer
1629 - Philip Cardinal Howard, English Catholic cardinal (d. 1694)
1645 - Louis Joliet, Canadian explorer (d. 1700)
1706 - Jacob Wilhelm Lustig, composer
1706 - Polyxena Christina of Hesse-Rotenburg, queen of Sardinia (d. 1735)
1728 - Louis Emmanuel Eadin, composer
1752 - Louise MC, countess of Albany
1756 - John Loudon McAdam, created macadam road surface (asphalt)
1758 - Christopher Gore, 8th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1827)
1760 - Gaetano Valeri, composer
1760 - Ivan Dmitriev, Russian statesman (d. 1837)
1788 - Margaret Smith Taylor, 1st lady (1849-50)
1817 - Carter Littlepage Stevenson, Major General (Confederate Army)
1817 - Charles Balmer, composer
1819 - Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of France (d. 1864)
1820 - Williams Carter Wickham, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1824 - Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1827 - Michael Corcoran, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1832 - Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans, composer
1832 - Samuel Sprigg Carroll, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1893
1833 - Josef Richard Rozkosny, composer
1840 - Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876)
1842 - Abd-ul-Hamid II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1918)
1843 - David Emlyn Evans, composer
1849 - Edmund Gosse, London, translator/critic (Father & Son)
1849 - Maurice Barrymore, Indian-born patriarch of the Barrymore family (d. 1905)
1853 - Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (liquid helium, Nobel 1913)
1859 - Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (Sursum Corda, Ace Knave)
1862 - James E. Talmage, LDS apostle and author (d. 1933)
1863 - John Bunny, American film comedian (d. 1915)
1866 - Charles Jean Henri Nicolle France, bacteriologist (Nobel-1928)
1866 - H. G. Wells, English writer (d. 1946)
1867 - Henry Lewis Stimson, US minister of War (1911-13)
1869 - Henryk Melcer-Szczawinski, composer
1871 - Ernst Heldring, Dutch merchant/ship owner/financier
1873 - Papa Jack Laine, American musician (d. 1966)
1874 - Gustav Theodore Holst, Cheltenham, England, composer (Planets)
1880 - Henry Louis Mencken, US essayist/critic (American Mercury)
1882 - Alf Thorbald Hurum, composer
1884 - Hugh "Shorty" Ray, supervisor of NFL officials, HOF member
1885 - Thomas Alexandrovich de Hartmann, composer
1886 - Teiichi Igarashi, Japan, climed Mt Fuji at age 99
1887 - Lodewijk de Vocht, composer
1889 - Otto Forst de Battaglia, Austrian diplomat/genealogist
1893 - Moses Pergament, composer
1894 - Tullio Carminati, Zara Dalmatia Italy, actor (Roman Holiday)
1895 - Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (d. 1925)
1898 - Tushar Kanti Ghosh, world's oldest/longest serving newspaper Editor
1899 - Luc Haesaerts, Flemish art critic (Flandre)
1899 - Frederick Coutts, the 8th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1986)
1901 - Adele Bochner
1902 - Allen Lane, English publisher/founder (Penguin Books)
1902 - Learie [Nicholas] Constantine, Trinidad cricket player
1902 - Limari Salminen, Finland, 10K run (Olympic-gold-1936)
1904 - Hans Hartung, German/French painter
1905 - Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive (d. 1999)
1906 - Derrick De Marney, London England, actor (Inheritance)
1906 - Henry Beachell, American plant breeder (d. 2006)
1907 - Helen Foster Snow, writer
1907 - Lloyd Gough, actor (Mike Axford-Green Hornet)
1912 - Chuck Jones, animator (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck)
1912 - György Sándor, Hungarian pianist (d. 2005)
1913 - Ulrich Ernst Simon, theologian
1914 - John Kluge, Chemnitz Germany, media CEO (Metromedia)/billionaire
1916 - Jagernath Lachmon, premier Suriname
1916 - Françoise Giroud, French journalist and politician (d. 2003)
1917 - Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (d. 1968)
1918 - Rand Brooks, LA Calif, actor (Cpl Boone-Rin Tin Tin)
1919 - Aya Zikken, author (Atlasvlinder, Rameh)
1919 - Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher and physicist
1919 - Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani scholar (d. 1988)
1920 - Jay Ward, cartoonist (Rocky & his Friends, Bullwinkle)
1922 - Lode Backx, Flemish pianist
1923 - Harry JN Vane 11th Lord Barnard, English large landowner
1924 - Gail Russell, Chicago IL, actress (Uninvited, Moonrise, Unseen)
1926 - Donald A Glaser, physicist (Nobel-1960)
1926 - Noor Jehan, Pakistani singer and actress (d. 2000)
1929 - Bernard Williams, English philosopher (d. 2003)
1929 - Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (d. 1979)
1930 - Dawn Addams, Felixstown Engl, actress (Alan Young Show, Star Maidens)
1931 - Larry Hagman, Fort Worth Tx, actor (I Dream of Jeannie, JR-Dallas)
1932 - Don Preston, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
1932 - Melvin Van Peebles, US, playwright/director (Watermelon Man)
1934 - Leonard Cohen, Montreal, singer/songwriter (Death of Ladies Man)
1935 - Henry Gibson, Germantown Pa, comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In's poet)
1935 - Jimmy Armfield, Former English Footballer and Manager
1936 - Yuriy Luzhkov, Russian politician, mayor of Moscow
1936 - Dickey Lee, American singer and songwriter
1938 - Atli Heimir Sveinsson, composer
1938 - Yuji Takahashi, composer
1940 - Bill Kurtis, Pensacola Fla, newscaster (American Parade)
1940 - Hermann Knoflacher, Austrian civil engineer
1941 - Tony Moon, rocker
1941 - R. James Woolsey, Jr., Central Intelligence Agency director
1941 - Jack Brisco, American professional wrestler
1942 - Ann Elder, Cleve Oh, comedienne (Smothers Brothers Show, Laugh-In)
1943 - Dickey Lee, [Dick Lipscomb], rocker
1944 - Fannie Flagg, Birmingham Ala, actress/comediene (Candid Camera)
1944 - Hamilton Jordan, political advisor (Crisis, Last Year of Carter Pres)
1944 - Susan Maureen Fleetwood, Scotland, actress (Krays, Sacrifice)
1944 - Steve Beshear, Democratic Governor of Kentucky.
1945 - Bjarni V Tryggvason, Reykjavik Iceland, astronaut (STS 85)
1945 - Ombrettqa Colli, Italian entertainer
1945 - Richard Childress, NASCAR team owner
1945 - Shaw Clifton, the 18th General of The Salvation Army
1946 - Moritz Leuenberger, Swiss Federal Councilor
1947 - Don Felder, Gainesville Florida, American rocker (Eagles)
1947 - Stephen [Edwin] King, US, sci-fi author (Carrie, Shining, Kujo)
1947 - Marsha Norman, American playwright
1948 - Artis Gilmore, ABA all star (Kentucky Colonels)
1948 - Michael Finneran, diver (1st perfect 10 on 10m platform)
1950 - Bill Murray, Evanston Ill, comedian (SNL, What About Bob, Stripes)
1950 - Charles Clarke, British politician
1951 - Bob Franks, (Rep-R-NJ)
1951 - Bruce Arena, Bkln NY, soccer coach (Olympics-gold-96)
1951 - Henk Hofstede, Dutch singer/guitarist/keyboardist (Nits)
1951 - Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen rebel leader (d. 2005)
1952 - Anneliese Michel, German exorcism victim (d. 1976)
1953 - Betty Wright, rocker
1953 - John Mengatti, NYC, actor (Nick-White Shadow, For Love & Honor)
1954 - Philthy Animal, [Philip Taylor], rock drummer (Motorhead)
1954 - Shinzo Abe, Japanese politician
1955 - Rebecca Balding, Little Rock Ark, actress (Carla-Lou Grant, Soap)
1955 - Richard J Hieb, Jamestown ND, astronaut (STS 39, 49, 65)
1955 - Mika Kaurismäki, Finnish director
1956 - Jack Givens, American basketball player
1956 - Marta Kauffman, American television producer
1957 - Ethan Coen, Minneapolis Mn, producer (Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink)
1957 - Lynette Love, US tai kwan do champ 1987/(Olympics 1988)
1957 - Kevin Rudd, Australian politician
1958 - Rick Mahorn, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
1958 - Bruno Fitoussi, French poker player
1959 - Corrinne Drewery, rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out)
1959 - David Coulier, Detroit, actor (Joey Gladstone-Full House)
1960 - David James Elliott, Toronto, actor (Seinfeld, Lt Harmon Rabb-Jag)
1961 - Michel R Vassallucci, French/Neth publisher (Arena)
1961 - Nancy Travis, NYC, actress (Kim-Almost Perfect, Chaplin, 8 Men Out)
1962 - Grant Fuhr, Edmonton Alberta, NHL goalie (Oilers)
1962 - Rob Morrow, New Rochelle NY, actor (Dr Fleishman-Northern Exposure)
1963 - Cecil Fielder, LA Calif, infielder (Detroit Tigers, NY Yankees)
1963 - Curtly Ambrose, Antiguan West Indies cricketer
1963 - Angus Macfadyen, Scottish actor
1964 - Danny Hoekman, soccer player (NEC)
1964 - Danny Villa, NFL guard (KC Chiefs)
1964 - Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan singer and composer
1965 - Richard Brown, NFL linebacker (Minn Vikings)
1966 - Ronna Reeves, Big Spring TX
1967 - Andrea Thies, Irvington NY, rower (Olympics-92, 96)
1967 - Romeo van Aerde, soccer player (RKC)
1967 - Faith Hill, American singer
1967 - Tyler Stewart, Canadian drummer (Barenaked Ladies)
1968 - Ricki Lake, NYC, actress (Hairspray)/talk show host (Ricki)
1968 - Trugoy, rocker (De La Soul)
1969 - Jason Christiansen, Omaha NE, pitcher (Pitts Pirates)
1969 - Lia Biehl, LPGA golfer
1969 - Randal Hill, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
1970 - Michael O'shea, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
1970 - John Cudia, American actor
1971 - Alfonso Ribeiro, NYC, actor/pianist (Alfonso-Silver Spoons)
1971 - John Crawley, English cricketer
1971 - Luke Wilson, American actor
1972 - Alicia Rickter, Long Beach CA, playmate (Oct, 1995)
1972 - Brooke Bushnell, LA Calif, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)
1972 - Jon Kitna, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
1972 - Liam Gallagher, English singer (Oasis)
1972 - David Silveria, American drummer (Ko?n)
1973 - Virginia Ruano-Pascual, Madrid Spain, tennis star
1973 - Oswaldo Sanchez, Mexican footballer
1973 - Vanessa Grigoriadis, American journalist
1974 - Taral Hicks, American musician
1974 - Andy Todd, English footballer
1975 - Doug Davis, American baseball player
1976 - Adrian Olivo, Arlington Va, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
1976 - Jana Kandarr, tennis star
1976 - Poul Hübertz, Danish footballer
1976 - Jonas Bjerre, Danish singer and guitarist (Mew)
1977 - Brian Tallet, American baseball player
1978 - Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1979 - Richard Dunne, Irish footballer
1979 - Chris Gayle, Jamaican West Indies cricketer
1979 - Julian Gray, English footballer
1979 - Jaymee Ong, Chinese-Australian model
1980 - Raegan Tomaster, East Patgchogue NY, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
1980 - Robert Hoffman, American actor
1980 - Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress
1980 - Nyree Lewis, British Paralympic swimmer
1980 - Aleksa Palladino, American actress
1980 - Autumn Reeser, American actress
1980 - Tomas Scheckter, South African racing driver
1981 - Nicole Richie, American socialite
1981 - Rimi Sen, Indian actress
1981 - Meilinda Soerjoko, Indonesian-Australian actress
1982 - Eduardo Azevedo, Brazilian racing driver
1982 - Danny Kass, American snowboarder
1982 - Marat Izmailov, Russian footballer
1982 - Rowan Vine, English footballer
1983 - Joseph Mazzello, actor (Internal Affairs)
1983 - Fernando Cavenaghi, Argentinian footballer
1983 - Maggie Grace, American actress
1983 - Anna Meares, Australian cyclist
1984 - Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, American swimmer
1985 - Maryam Hassouni, Dutch actor
1986 - Faris Rotter, English vocalist (The Horrors)
1987 - Jimmy Clausen, American football player
1987 - Courtney Paris, American basketball player
1987 - Ashley Paris, American basketball player
1988 - Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistani politician
1989 - Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, American skateboarder
1990 - Allison Scagliotti, American actress
1990 - Christian Serratos, American actress
1991 - Jordan Hasay, American track and field athlete
1998 - Brino quadruplets, American actor/actresses
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