Famous Birthdays on this Day, September 28:

551 BC - Confucius, Chinese philosopher (d. 479 BC)
58 BC - Livia Drusilla, wife of the Roman emperor Caesar Augustus (d. 29)
1330 - Nicolas Flamel, French alchemist (d. 1417?)
1493 - Agnolo Firenzuola, [Giovannini], Italian monk (Golden Donkey)
1565 - Alessandro Tassoni, Modena Italy, political writer (Rape of Bucket)
1571 - Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Italian artist (d. 1610)
1573 - Caravaggio, Italy, painter
1573 - Michelangelo Buanarroti, Caprese Italy, painter/sculpter
1596 - Vredius, [Olivier de Wree], Flemish historian/poet/mayor
1605 - Boulliau, mathematician
1605 - Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer (d. 1694)
1612 - Michel Anguier, French sculptor
1667 - Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
1679 - Mihael Omerza, composer
1681 - Johann Mattheson, Hamburg Germany, composer
1698 - Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, France, mathematician/astronomer
1705 - Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, England, corrupt politician (Chiswick)
1705 - Johann Peter Kellner, composer
1735 - August Henry Fitzroy, 3rd duke of Grafton/English premier
1746 - William Jones, London England, British Orientalist/jurist
1746 - Sir William Jones, English philologist (d. 1794)
1748 - Johann Michael Demmler, composer
1761 - Budan de Boislaurent, mathematician
1780 - Elie Decazes, France, Bourbon Restoration political figure
1785 - David Walker, Wilmington NC, abolitionist (Appeal to Colored Citizens)
1789 - Richard Bright, England, physician (Bright's Disease/nephritis)
1793 - Denis A Affre, archbishop of Paris (1840-48)
1793 - Denis-Auguste Affre, Franc, archbishop/opponent of King Louis-Philippe
1803 - Prosper Mérimée, French author (d. 1870)
1807 - Arnold Henry Guyot, Switzerland, US geologist/geographer/meteorologist
1811 - Friedrich Hecker, Baden, German revolutionary republican politician
1813 - Anton Wallerstein, composer
1819 - Jacob G de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch vicar/theologist
1820 - Freidrich Engels, German social philosopher
1821 - Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (d. 1874)
1823 - Alexandre Cabanel, French painter (d. 1889)
1824 - Alfred Gilpin Jones, Weymouth NS, lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06)
1824 - Francis Turner Palgrave, Eng, poet (Golden Treasury)/prof (Oxford)
1828 - Friedrich A Lange, Prussia, philosopher/socialist (Neo-Kantianism)
1833 - James Deering Fessenden, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1839 - Frances E C Willard, NY, founder (Woman's Christian Temperance Union)
1840 - Alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton, Lt-Col (Confederate Army)
1840 - Rudolf Baumbach, Thuringia [Germany], writer of student drinking songs
1841 - Georges Clemenceau, France, PM (1906-09, 17-20, defended Dreyfuss)
1844 - Michael Hertz, composer
1844 - Robert Stout, Shetland Islands Scotland, NZ prime minister (1884-87)
1849 - Dudley Allen Sargent, US, physician/educator (Harvard U gymnasium)
1851 - Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Judah)
1852 - John [Denton Pinkstone] French, Earl of Ypres/British field marshall
1852 - [Ferdinand-Frederic-]Henri Moissan, Paris France, chemist (Nobel 1906)
1854 - Adam Sedgwick, Norwich England, English zoologist (Peripatus)
1855 - Thomas F Tout, London, historian (Manchester school of historiography)
1856 - Edward Herbert Thompson, Mass, archaeologist (Mayan civilization)
1856 - Kate Douglas Wiggins, author (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)
1861 - Pedro De Cordoba, NYC, actor (Club Havana, Swamp Fire, Saboteur)
1861 - Amélie of Orléans, queen of Portugal (d. 1951)
1863 - Charles, Lisbon Portugal, king (1889-1908)
1864 - Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch)
1867 - Hiranuma Kiichiro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1952)
1871 - Pietro Badoglio, Italy, gen/Libya gov (1928-33)/PM of Italy (1943-44)
1872 - Lena Ashwell, England, actress/theatrical manager (Kingsway)
1872 - Tom Terriss, London England, director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru)
1873 - Julian Lowell Coolidge, Mass, mathematician (Study-Segre school)
1873 - Waclaw Rawicz, [Berent], Warsaw Poland, biologist/writer
1877 - Stanner E V Taylor, St Louis MO, director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona)
1879 - Benjamin Christensen, Viborg Denmark, actor (Barnet, Mockery)
1880 - Ralph Edward Flanders, Barnet VT, (Sen-VT)
1881 - Henry Geehl, composer
1881 - Pedro De Cordoba, NYC, actor (Mexican Hayride, Before I Hang)
1882 - Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, Barcelona Spain, essayist/philosopher
1882 - Jack Fournier, 2nd baseman (1917-18 NY Yankees)
1885 - Wilbur 'Lefty' Good, pitcher (NY Yankees, 1905)
1887 - Avery Brundage, Detroit Mich, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72)
1888 - Herman McNeile, Cornwall England, soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond)
1889 - Carlos I FLMVMRGGXF of Assisi JS, king of Portugal
1889 - D P "Dad" Carter, baritone (Chuck Wagon Gang)
1889 - Octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, Dutch violinist/actor (Hippie)
1889 - Jack Fournier, American baseball player (d. 1973)
1891 - Myrtle Gonzalez, American actress (d. 1918)
1892 - Edmond Thieffry, Belgian WW I pilot/air pioneer
1892 - Elmer Rice, NYC, playwright/director/novelist (Pulitzer-Street Scene)
1892 - Ruth Stonehouse
1893 - Marie V Felix, prince of Luxemburg/Bourbon-Parma
1895 - Charles Petrie, Liverpool, historian
1895 - Dave Franklin, NYC, composer (Hop-a-long Cassidy)
1895 - Lawton Whitey Witt, outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)
1895 - Wallace K Harrison, Worcester Mass, US architect (UN, Lincoln Center)
1897 - Muchtar Auesow, writer
1898 - Carl Clauberg, Nazi concentration camp doctor (d. 1957)
1901 - Friedrichs, mathematician
1901 - Lily Bouwmeester, Dutch actress/comedienne (Pygmalion)
1901 - William Samuel Paley, Chicago Ill, pres/CEO of CBS (1928-90)
1902 - Ed Sullivan, TV variety show host/gossip columnist (Ed Sullivan Show)
1904 - Hendrik J Hofstra, Dutch minister of Finance (PvdA)
1905 - Max Schmeling, Germany, world heavyweight boxing champ (1930-32)
1905 - William Northam, Austria, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1964)
1905 - Max Schmeling, German boxer (d. 2005)
1907 - Glen "Turk" Edwards, NFL tackle (Boston/Washington Redskins)
1907 - Heikki Savolainen, Finland, pommel horse gymnist (Olympic-gold-1948)
1907 - Ida Turay, Budapest, actress (Deryne, Ida Regenye)
1907 - John Prickett, teacher/ecumenist
1907 - Bhagat Singh, Indian activist (d. 1931)
1908 - Marin Goleminov, composer
1909 - Al Capp, [Alfred Gerald Caplin], New Haven Ct, cartoonist (Li'l Abner)
1909 - Stephen Spender, poet [or Feb 28]
1909 - Wiesje Bouwmeester, Dutch actress (Doodzonde)
1910 - Diosdado Macapagal, Philippines president (1961-65)
1910 - Fran Lee, NYC, actress (Ms Wong-Major Dell Conway)
1911 - Henry Ellsworth Vines Jr, tennis (US Open 1931, 32)/golfer
1913 - Alice Marble, Beckworth Calif, tennis player (US Open 1936, 1938-40)
1913 - Edith Mary Ellis Peters Pargeter, author
1913 - Vivian Fine, Chicago Ill, composer (Women in the Garden)
1913 - Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss artist and illustrator
1914 - Harold Taylor, Canada, educator (Art & the Future)
1914 - Jim Boyd, country/western performer
1914 - Lord Abinger
1915 - Julius Rosenberg, NYC, 1st US civilian executed for espionage
1916 - Lord Cockfield
1916 - Peter Finch, London, actor (Network, Windom's Way, Raid on Entebbe)
1917 - Michael [George] Somes, England, dancer (Royal Ballet)
1917 - Vaclav Kaslik, Czechoslovakia, opera composer/conductor
1919 - Lenn Hjortzberg, Karlskrona Sweden, director (Persona, Devil's Eye)
1919 - Tom Harmon, Rensselaer Indiana, sportscaster/NFL tailback (Heisman)
1921 - Ilhan Usmanbas, composer
1922 - Joe Silver, Chicago Ill, actor (Mr I Magination, Fay)
1922 - Phyllis Friend, chief nursing officer (DHSS)
1923 - Duke of Buccleuch, British large landowner/art collector
1923 - Fred Robbins, Balt Md, DJ (Coke Time with Eddie Fisher, Robbins Nest)
1923 - William Windom, NYC, actor (Farmer's Daughter, Murder She Wrote)
1924 - Antonio Jacinto, Portuguese West Africa, Angolan poet
1924 - Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (d. 1996)
1925 - Arnold Stang, Mass, comedian/actor (Broadside, Milton Berle, Top Cat)
1925 - Frank Latimore, [Kline], Darien Ct, actor (Patton, Breakin Up)
1925 - Seymour Cray, inventor (Cray I computer)
1926 - Jerry Clower, Amite County Miss, country comedian (Nashville on Road)
1927 - Thomas J J Altizer, Mass, US Radical theologian (God is Dead)
1928 - Naphtali Kupferberg, singer (Fugs)
1929 - Marilyn Clark, Spokane WA, actress (House of Party Beach)
1929 - Nigel Althaus, British government broker
1929 - Nikolay Ryzhkov, Premier of USSR (1985-1991)
1929 - Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer
1930 - Robin Buchanan, CEO (NHS Supplies Auth, Wessex Regional Health Auth)
1930 - Tommy Collins, [Leonard Sipes], country singer (Don't Growl)
1930 - Ugo Gregoretti, Rome Italy, actor (Rogopag, Common Sense of Modesty)
1931 - John E Gilmore, tenor Saxophonist
1932 - Michael G[reatrex] Coney, Canada, sci-fi author (Cat Karina)
1932 - Víctor Jara, Chilean folk singer and activist (d. 1973)
1933 - Madeleine M Kunin, Switzerland (Gov-D-Vt), 1st Jewish gov of Vermont
1933 - Miguel Berrocal, Sculptor (d. 2006)
1934 - Brigitte Bardot, Paris France, sex kitten (And God Created Women)
1934 - Janet Munro, British actress (d. 1972)
1935 - Bruce Crampton, Sydney Australia, PGA golfer (1961 Milwaukee Open)
1935 - Heather Sears, London England, actress (Room at the Top)
1935 - Koko Taylor, [Cora Walton], US vocalist (Queen of the Blues)
1936 - Robert Hogan, NYC, actor (Peyton Place, Operation Petticoat)
1936 - Robert Wolders, Rotterdam Holland, actor (Erik Hunter-Laredo)
1936 - Sherwood L Boehlert, (Rep-R-NY, 1983- )
1937 - Colin Berry, professor (morbid anatomist)
1937 - Edward Applebaum, composer
1937 - Rod Roddy, American television announcer (d. 2003)
1938 - Ben E[arl] King, [Nelson], NC, singer (Stand by Me)
1938 - Charlie Thomas, singer (Drifters) [or Apr 7, 1937]
1938 - Ben E. King, American r&b singer
1939 - Stuart Kauffman, American biologist
1939 - Rudolph Walker, Trinidadian-born British actor
1940 - Alekander Sergeyevich Ivanchenkov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 29/31, T-6)
1940 - Aleksandr Y Kalery, Russian cosmonaut
1940 - George Greenstein, author (Secret of a Jewish Baker)
1941 - Charley Taylor, NFL wide receiver/running back (Wash Redskin)
1941 - Lady Braye
1941 - Edmund Stoiber, German politician
1942 - Grant "Mudcat" Jackson, pitcher (1972 NY Yankees, Phillies)
1942 - Marshall Bell, American actor
1942 - Pierre Clémenti, French actor (d. 1999)
1942 - Tim Maia, Brazilian Singer (d. 1998)
1943 - Gertrud "Traudl" Hecher, Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-bronze-1960)
1943 - J T Walsh, actor (Col Frank Bach-Dark Skies)
1943 - Joel Higgins, Bloomington Ill, actor (Salvage 1, Silver Spoons)
1943 - Lou Piniella, outfielder/manager (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners)
1943 - Mike Kreidler, (Rep-D-Washington)
1943 - Nick St Nicholas, Hamburg Germany, rock bassist (Steppenwolf)
1943 - Susanne Jagd, Denmark, actress (Between the Sheets, Tinderbox)
1943 - Warren Lieberfarb, American media executive
1944 - Matthew Cowles, soap actor (Eban Japes-Loving, Billy-All My Children)
1945 - Conny Van Dyke, Nassawadox Va, actress (Framed, Hell's Angels '69)
1945 - Marielle Goitschel, Ste Maxime France, alpine skier (Olympic-gold-64)
1946 - Fiona Lewis, Westcliff England, actress (Stunts, Lisztomania)
1946 - Helen Shapiro, Bethnal Green London, rock vocalist (Culture Club)
1946 - Herbert Jefferson Jr, Jersey City NJ, actor (Battlestar Galactica)
1946 - Majid Khan, cricketer (great Pakistani batsman 1964-82)
1946 - Peter Egan, actor (Bean, Chariots of Fire)
1947 - Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer
1947 - Harold Dow, Hackensack NJ, news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours)
1947 - Jeffrey Jones, Buffalo NY, actor (Beetlejuice, Ferris Bueller)
1947 - Peter Hope-Evans, British singer/harmonicaist (Family)
1947 - Bob Carr, Australian politician
1947 - Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshi politician
1948 - Marielle Goitschel, France, slalom (Olympic-gold-1968) [or 1945]
1950 - John Sayles, Schenetady NY, actor (Brother from Another Planet)
1950 - Paul Burgess, British drummer (10cc-Not Alone)
1950 - Laurie Lewis, American musician
1951 - Christian Marlowe, LA Calif, actor (Bram-Highcliffe Manor)
1951 - Dave Rajsich, pitcher (NY Yankees)
1951 - Silvia Dionisio, Rome Italy, actress (Riavanti Marsh!, Amici Miei)
1951 - Wei Chen, Canadian journalist
1952 - Anthony Davis, footballer
1952 - Sylvia Kristel, Neth, actress (Emmanuelle, Priv School for Girls)
1953 - Jim Diamond, Scotish singer/songwriter (I Should Have Known Better)
1954 - George Lynch, rock guitarist (Lynch Mob-Wicked Sensations)
1954 - Steve Largent, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
1955 - Stéphane Dion, Canadian politician
1957 - Alannah Currie, Auckland NZ, rock xylophone/vocalist (Thompson Twins)
1957 - Marc Duret, actor (Dobermann, Hatred, Big Blue)
1958 - Angella Issajenko, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
1958 - Lory Del Santo, Verona Italy, Miss Italy (1980)
1958 - Med Lucart, rock musician (Wall of Voodoo)
1959 - Angela Groothuizen, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
1959 - Billy Montana, Country/Western performer (No Yesterday, Angelia)
1959 - Todd Worrell, Arcadia CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1959 - Ron Fellows, Canadian race car driver
1959 - Steve Hytner, American actor
1960 - Derek James, Durban South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Infiniti)
1960 - Gus Logie, cricketer (WI batsman 1983-91, great fielder)
1960 - Jennifer Rush, singer/songwriter (Destiny, Ring of Ice)
1960 - Tom Byrum, Onida SD, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Panama City Beach-4th)
1961 - Anne White, Charleston WV, tennis (Wore spandex in '85 Wimbledon)
1961 - Ed Vosberg, Tucson AZ, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
1961 - Michael-James Wixted, Santa Monica Calif, actor (Smith Family)
1961 - Yordanka Donkova, Bulgaria, 100 m hurdler (world record)
1961 - Quentin Kawananakoa, pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii
1962 - Anne-Marie Fox, LA CA, playmate (Feb, 1982)
1962 - Irving Fryar, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
1962 - Laurie Rinker-Graham, Stuart FL, LPGA golfer (1986 LPGA Corning)
1962 - Luis Enrique, spanish singer (Luces del Alma)
1962 - S C Grant, British Lt-General
1962 - Thomas Mork, Denmark, actor (Krystalbarnet, Bryggeren)
1963 - Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr, NBA guard (Spurs, Charlotte Hornets)
1963 - Steve Blackman, American professional wrestler
1964 - Janeane Garofalo, NJ, comedienne (SNL, Truth about Cats & Dogs)
1964 - Susan Walters, Georgia, actress (Lorna-Loving, Mary Beth-Dear John)
1964 - Paul Jewell, English football manager
1965 - Joel Rane, author (Step on Up)
1965 - Ginger Fish, American drummer (Marilyn Manson)
1966 - Erno Das, lighting tech/gaffer (Spiegels, Lovely Liza)
1966 - Kevin Baker, Montreal, Canadian Tour golfer (Manitoba Amateur-1988)
1966 - Scott Adams, NFL offensive linesman (Chic Bears)
1966 - Puri Jagannadh, Indian film director
1967 - Darion Conner, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
1967 - Jake Reed, NFL wide receiver (Minn Vikings)
1967 - Jason Dungjen, Detroit Mich, pairs skaters (Olympics-1994)
1967 - Moon Unit Zappa, rocker (Valley Girl), Frank's daughter
1967 - Oswald Drawdy, Hampton SC, Canadian Tour golfer (1987 SC Amateur)
1967 - Mira Sorvino, American actress
1968 - Bess Singh, [Lennart Bes], Dutch pop drummer (Burma Shop-Hippies)
1968 - Jerry Evans, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos)
1968 - Jock Climie, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes)
1968 - Vanessa Vadim, Paris, daughter of Jane Fonda/actress (Last Party)
1969 - Jack O'Keffe, Waterbury CT, Australasia golfer
1969 - L Janusz Hooker, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1969 - Mark Everett, American fugitive
1969 - Ben Greenman, American author
1969 - Nico Vaesen, Belgian footballer
1970 - Kimiko Date, Kyoto Japan, tennis star (1996 Japan Open)
1970 - Mira Sorvino, Tenafly NJ, actress (Quiz Show, Norma Jean & Marilyn)
1970 - Gualter Salles, Brazilian racing driver
1971 - Chad May, NFL/WLAF quarterback (Minn Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971 - David Weightman, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1971 - Janet Evans, swimmer (Olympics)
1971 - Marcus Spears, NFL/WLAF guard/tackle (Chic Bears, Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 - Matthew Elliott, cricketer (Australian Test opening batsman v WI 1996)
1971 - Alan Wright, English footballer
1971 - Joseph Arthur, American singer-songwriter
1972 - Cathy Caverzasio, Switzerland, tennis star
1972 - Dena Querubin, Waterford NJ, Miss America-NJ (1996)
1972 - Greg Ivy, NFL punter (Atlanta Falcons)
1972 - Dita Von Teese, American burlesque artist
1973 - Jori Hulkkonen, Finnish electronic musician
1973 - Brian Rafalski, American ice hockey player
1974 - Joonas Kolkka, Finnish footballer
1974 - Mariya Kiselyova, Russian swimmer
1974 - John Light, English actor
1975 - Karan Ashley Jackson, Odessa Tx, actress (Aisha-Mighty Power Rangers)
1975 - Mandy Barnett, country singer (Maybe, Rainy Days)
1975 - Lenny Krayzelburg, American swimmer
1976 - Fedor Emelianenko, Russian mixed martial artist
1977 - Young Jeezy, American Rapper
1977 - Se Ri Pak, Korean golfer
1978 - Marzena Godecki, actress (Ocean Girl)
1978 - Nestaea Sealy, Miss Bahamas Universe (1997)
1978 - Bushido, German rapper
1979 - Anndi Lynn McAfee, actress (Ice Cream Man, Conagher)
1979 - Bam Margera, American skateboarder
1981 - Vincent Kartheiser, actor (Hairy Bird, Alaska, Untamed Heart)
1981 - José Calderón, Spanish basketball player
1981 - Jorge Guagua, Ecuadorian footballer
1981 - Gül Gölge, Turkish model and actress
1981 - Iracema Trevisan, Brazilian musician (CSS)
1982 - Anderson Varejão, Brazilian basketball player
1982 - Abhinav Bindra, Indian shooter
1982 - Ray Emery, Canadian hockey player
1982 - Ranbir Kapoor, Indian Actor
1982 - Nolwenn Leroy, French Singer
1982 - Emeka Okafor, American basketball player
1982 - Dustin Penner, Canadian hockey player
1983 - Stefan Moore, English footballer
1984 - Melody Thornton, American singer and dancer
1984 - Ryan Zimmerman, American baseball player
1986 - Andrés Guardado, Mexican footballer
1987 - Hilary Duff, American actress, singer
1988 - Aleks Vrteski, Australian footballer
1988 - Esmée Denters, Dutch singer
1989 - Mark Randall, English footballer
1991 - Saffron LeBon, London, daughter of Simon & Yasmon
1992 - Skye McCole Bartusiak, American actress
1996 - Celeste & Johnny Edison, Assyria & Pele's twins, boy & girl
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