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Notable Birthdays on September 12th

1944Barry White, Galveston Tx, singer (Love's Theme), (d. 2003)

1981Jennifer Hudson, Chicago, Illinois, American actress and singer (Dreamgirls, Jennifer Hudson)

1880Henry Louis Mencken, Baltimore, Md, American newspaperman/critic (Prejudices)

1973Paul Walker, Glendale, California, American actor (The Fast and the Furious)

September 12th Birthdays
Date Event
1492
Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (d. 1519) 
1494
King Francis I of France (1515-47), (d. 1547) 
1559
Lodovico Cardi da Cigoli, Italian painter/architect 
1575
Henry Hudson, England, navigator/explorer (Hudson River) 
1605
William Dugdale, English antiquarian (d. 1686) 
1655
Sebastien de Brossard, composer 
1688
Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (d. 1731) 
1690
Peter Dens, Belgian Catholic theologian (d. 1775) 
1720
Frederick Philipse III, NYC, land owner (Bronx, Westchester & Putnam) 
1725
Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (d. 1792) 
1740
Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (d. 1817) 
1761
Georg Friedrich Theodor Wolf, composer 
1768
Bemnjamin Carr, composer 
1788
Alexander Campbell, Irish/US founder (Disciples of Christ) 
1801
Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing-teacher 
1803
Frantisek Matej Hilmar, composer 
1806
Andrew Hull Foote, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1863 
1811
James Hall, US geologist (Natural history of NY) 
1812
Richard Hoe, American inventor and industrialist (d. 1886) 
1818
Richard Jordan Gatling, US, inventor (hand-cranked machine gun) 
1829
Anselm Feuerbach, German painter 
1829
Charles Dudley Warner, Mass, newspaperman/author (Being a Boy) 
1830
William Sprague, governor of Rhode Island (1859-63) 
1852
Herbert Henry Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (L, 1908-16), (d. 1928) 
1855
Simon-Napoléon Parent, Canadian politician (d. 1920) 
1856
Johann Heinrich Beck, composer 
1857
George H Breitner, Dutch impressionist painter/water colors painter 
1858
Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter/sculptor 
1871
Friedrich, Prince of Liechtenstein, Romania 
1873
Sul-To-Wan, [Nellie Conley], US actress (Uncle Tom's Cabin) 
1875
Matsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor (d. 1926) 
1876
Flor Alpaerts, Flemish composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel, Pallieter) 
1877
Maria "Marie" Hens, Flemish actress (Jane Eyre) 
1879
Fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter 
1879
H de Bie, Dutch lawyer (children's law) 
1880
Henry Louis Mencken, Baltimore, Md, American newspaperman/critic (Prejudices) 
1881
Daniel Jones, England phoneticist (English pronouncing dictionary) 
1887
George Georgescu, composer 
1888
Maurice Chevalier, Paris, thanked heaven for little girls (Gigi) 
1890
Guido Guerrini, composer 
1891
Adolph Weiss, composer 
1891
Pedro Albizu Campos, advocate for Puerto Rican independence (d. 1965) 
1892
Alfred A Knopf, US, publisher (1966 Alexander Hamilton Medal) 
1894
Billy Gilbert, Louisville KY, actor (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday) 
1895
Alice Lake, Brooklyn NY, silent screen actress (Glamour, Wicked) 
1896
Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Il Libro Dell'Alpe) 
1897
Irene Joliot-Curie, Paris, physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, (d. 1956) 
1898
Ben Shahn, painter (1964 Arts & Letters) 
1898
Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer (d. 1963) 
1899
Gerard Hordijk, Dutch architect/painter 
1900
Eric Harding Thiman, composer 
1901
Ben Blue, Montreal, Quebec, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show) 
1901
Ernst Pepping, German composer 
1902
Juscelino Kubitschek, president Brazil (1955-60) 
1904
Gavril Nikolayevich Popov, composer 
1905
Boris Arapov, composer 
1906
Ruvim Pergament, composer 
1907
Joe Lederer, Austrian actress/writer (Drei Tage Liebe) 
1907
Louis MacNeice, Irish poet (d. 1963) 
1909
Spud Chandler, baseball player (AL MVP 1943) 
1909
Donald MacDonald, O.C., LL.D. former president of the Canadian Labour Congress and politician (d.1986) 
1913
Ben[jamin S] Polak, Neth, physician/communist/resistance fighter 
1913
Jesse Owens, track star, spoiled Hitler's 1936 Olympics with 4 gold 
1913
Kenneth Lo, cookery writer/restaurateur 
1914
Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst (d. 1988) 
1914
Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor (d. 1999) 
1915
Billy Daniels, Jacksonville Fla, singer (Billy Daniels Show) 
1915
Frank McGee, American journalist (d. 1974) 
1916
Tony Bettenhausen, American race car driver (d. 1961) 
1917
Christian Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor/artist 
1917
Seamas NacNeill, piper 
1917
Pierre Sévigny, Canadian politician (d. 2004) 
1920
Irene Dailey, NYC, actress (Liz-Another World, Grissom Gang) 
1920
Jan W Schulte Nordholt, Dutch poet/historian (Blossoming Stone) 
1921
Frank McGee, Monroe La, news anchor (NBC Evening News) 
1921
Stanislaw Lem, Lwów, Poland, sci-fi author (Solaris, Invincible) 
1922
Jackson Mac Low, composer 
1922
Viscount Allendale, English large landowner/multi-millionaire 
1922
Ellen Demming, American actress (d. 2002) 
1924
Howard Curtis Nielson, (Rep-R-UT, 1983- ) 
1924
Jean Le Poulain, Marseille, France, actor (Divine) 
1925
Dickie Moore, Los Angeles California, actor (Expert, Oliver Twist, Little Men) 
1925
Stan Lopata, American baseball player, (d. 2013) 
1927
Gianna Maria Canale, Reggio Calabria Italy, actress (Go For Broke) 
1927
Ina Muller-van Ast, Dutch MP (PvdA) 
1929
Harvey Lester Schmidt, composer 
1930
Larry Austin, composer 
1931
George Jones, Saratoga Tx, singer (Golden Rings, Oh Lonesome Me), (d. 2013) 
1931
Ian Holm, Ilford Essex England, actor (Himmler-Holocaust) 
1931
Kristin Hunter, [Eggleston], US author (God Bless the Child) 
1933
Stafford Heginbotham, toymaker/Football Club Chairman 
1933
Tatiana Doronina, Russian actress 
1934
Gunther Gebel-Williams, lion tamer (Ringling Bros Circus) 
1934
Glenn Davis, American athlete 
1934
Jaegwon Kim, Korean-born American philosopher 
1935
Allan B Swift, (Rep-D-Washington, 1979- ) 
1935
Richard H Hunt, Chicago, sculptor (Pyramidal Construction) 
1937
Daniela Rocca, Sicily, actress (Battle of Austerlitz, Empty Canvas) 
1937
Wesley Hall, West indian/British politician 
1937
George Chuvalo, Canadian boxer 
1938
Tatiana Troyanos, NYC, mezzo-soprano (Octavian-Der Rosenleavalier) 
1939
Henry A Waxman, (Rep-D-California, 1975-86) 
1939
Phillip Ramey, composer 
1940
Linda Gray, Santa Monica California, actress (Sue Ellen Ewing-Dallas) 
1940
Mickey Lolich, pitcher (Detroit Tiger, won 25 in 1971) 
1940
Roger K Crouch, Jamestown Tenn, astronauts (STS 83, 94) 
1940
Stephen J Solarz, (Rep-D-NY, 1975-93) 
1940
Susan Sennett, Santa Monica California, actress (Big Bad Mama) 
1940
Patrick Mower, English actor 
1941
Hans-Karsten Raecke, composer 
1942
Tomés Marco, Basque/Spanish composer 
1943
Maria Muldaur, Greenwich Village, NY, singer (Midnight at the Oasis) 
1943
Michael Ondaatje, Sri Lankan-born writer 
1944
Barry White, Galveston Tx, singer (Love's Theme), (d. 2003) 
1944
Leonard Peltier, American activist 
1945
John Mauceri, NYC, conductor (Wash DC Opera) 
1945
Maria Aitken, actress (Fish Called Wanda) 
1945
Vern M Lindblad, Seattle WA, Turkologist 
1948
Max Walker, Australian cricket player 
1948
Luis Lima, Argentinian tenor 
1949
Irina Rodnina, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80) 
1949
Tony Stevens, rocker 
1950
Cynthia Meyers, playmate (Dec 1968)/actress (Beyond Valley of Dolls) 
1950
Gustav Brunner, Austrian engineer 
1951
Berty Ahern, Drumcondra, Dublin, PM of Ireland (1997-2008) 
1951
Joe Pantoliano, Jersey City NJ, actor (Finelli Boys, Fugitive) 
1951
Gerald Stano, American serial killer 
1952
Gerry Beckley, rock vocalist/guitarist (America-Daisy Jane) 
1952
Neil Peart, Canada, musician and drummer (Rush-A Farewell to Kings) 
1953
John Williams, US, archer (Olympic-gold-1972) 
1953
Nancy "Nan" Goldin, Washington D.C., Photographer 
1954
Russell G. Alexander, creator of Today In History v1.2 
1954
Adrian Adonis, American professional wrestler (d. 1988) 
1954
Jeff Jarvis, American journalist 
1955
Peter Scolari, New Rochelle New York, American actor (Newhart, Bosom Buddies) 
1955
Nina Blackwood, Mass, actress/VJ (MTV, Solid Gold, Vice Squad) 
1956
Brian Robertson, Glasgow Scotland, rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy) 
1956
Charles Henry Beck, Fayetteville NC, PGA golfer (1990 Buick Open 1992) 
1956
Barry Andrews, British musician 
1956
Sam Brownback, American politician 
1956
Ricky Rudd, American race car driver 
1957
Hawk, [Michael Hegstrand], wrestler (ECW/WCW/WWF/AWA, Legion of Doom) 
1957
Rachel Ward, Cornwell Manor England, actress (Thorn Birds) 
1957
Hans Zimmer, German composer 
1958
Gregg Edelman, Chicago IL, actor (Green Card) 
1958
Wilfredo Benitez, PR, boxer (world champ at 17y176d) 
1959
Cindy Rarick, Glenwood MN, LPGA golfer (1991 Northgate Computer) 
1960
Lynn Connelly, Washington DC, LPGA golfer (1988 USX Golf Classic-6th) 
1961
Mylene Farmer, Montreal Canada, french singer (Cendres de Lune) 
1961
Kathem Al Saher, Iraqi singer 
1962
Amy Yasbeck, Blue Ash, Ohio, American actress (Casey Davenport-Wings, Mask) 
1962
Dino Merlin, Bosnian singer 
1964
Dieter Hecking, German footballer 
1965
Silke Horner, German DR, swimmer (world record 100m-breast stroke) 
1965
Vernon Maxwell, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets) 
1965
Einstein Kristiansen, Norwegian cartoonist, designer and TV host 
1965
John Norwood Fisher, American musician 
1966
Darren E Burrows, Kansas, actor (Ed Chigliak-Northern Exposure) 
1966
Ben Folds, American musician 
1967
Pat Listach, Natchitoches LA, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers) 
1968
[Reid Laurence] Larry LaLonde, Richmond, California, American guitarist (Primus-Frizzle Fry) 
1968
Paul F. Tompkins, American comedian 
1969
Ángel Cabrera, Argentine golfer 
1969
James Frey, American writer 
1969
Shigeki Maruyama, Japanese golfer 
1969
André Heinz, American environmentalist; son of Teresa Heinz 
1970
Rebecca Joyce, Australia, rower (Olympics-96) 
1970
Nathan Larson, American guitarist and composer (Shudder To Think, Hot One) 
1971
Terry Dehere, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings) 
1972
Amy Locane, NJ, actress (Sandy Harling-Melrose Place) 
1972
Cady Cantrell, Lanett AL, playmate (Apr, 1992) 
1973
Darren Campbell, British athlete 
1973
Martin Lapointe, Canadian hockey player 
1973
Paul Walker, Glendale, California, American actor (The Fast and the Furious) 
1974
Nuno Valente, Portuguese footballer 
1974
Caroline Aigle, First female French fighter pilot (d. 2007) 
1974
Jennifer Nettles, American country singer, part of Sugarland 
1975
Tom Carroll, actor (J T Adams-Swan's Crossing) 
1976
Maciej Żurawski, Polish footballer 
1976
Bizzy Bone (Bryon Anthony McCane), American rapper, (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) 
1977
James Louis McCartney, son of Paul & Linda McCartney 
1977
Idan Raichel, Israeli musician 
1977
Nathan Bracken, Australian cricketer 
1977
Grant Denyer, Australian television personality and TV Host 
1977
Jeff Irwin, American musician 
1977
David Thompson, English footballer 
1978
Elisabetta Canalis, Italian model and actress 
1978
Benjamin McKenzie, American actor 
1978
Michael Paget, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine) 
1978
Ruben Studdard, American singer 
1980
Fernando Cesar de Souza, Brazilian footballer 
1980
Gus G., Greek guitarist (Firewind, Dream Evil) 
1980
Sean Burroughs, American baseball player 
1980
Josef Vašíček, Czech ice hockey player 
1980
Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player 
1981
Jered Guzman, Garden Grove California, pairs skater (& Natalie Vlandis) 
1981
Jennifer Hudson, Chicago, Illinois, American actress and singer (Dreamgirls, Jennifer Hudson) 
1982
Nana Ozaki, Japanese model 
1983
Carly Smithson, Irish singer 
1983
Daniel Muir, football player 
1985
Jack Wilkinson, English footballer 
1986
Emmy Rossum, American actress and singer 
1986
Yang Mi, Chinese actress 
1988
Aaron Sidwell, English actor 
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