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Notable Birthdays on September 13th

1775Laura Secord, Canadian war heroine (d. 1868)

1860John J. Pershing (Blackjack), Laclede, Missouri, US commander (WW I), (d. 1948)

1916Roald Dahl, Llandaff, Cardiff, author (Over to You, Taste, 2 Fables), (d. 1990).

1660Daniel Defoe, London, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe)

September 13th Birthdays
Date Event
1087
John II Komnenos, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1143) 
1157
Alexander Neckum/de Sancto Albano, English theologist/encyclopedist 
1475
Cesare Borgia, Italian aristocrat (d. 1507) 
1502
John Leland, English antiquarian (d. 1552) 
1520
William Cecil 1st baron Burghley, English premier 
1551
Pandolfo Zallamella, composer 
1594
Francesco Manelli, composer 
1604
William Brereton, English soldier and politician (d. 1661) 
1660
Daniel Defoe, London, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe) 
1673
Hercule Brehy, composer 
1676
Élisabeth Charlotte of Orléans, Duchess of Lorraine (d. 1741) 
1682
Theodor Christleib Reinhold, composer 
1688
Luca Antonio Praedieri, composer 
1694
Yeongjo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (d. 1776) 
1739
Giuseppe Sigismondo, composer 
1739
Grigory Potemkin, army officer, statesman, Catherine II's lover, OS 
1751
Henry Kobell, Dutch painter/cartoonist 
1755
Oliver Evans, pioneered high-pressure steam engine 
1766
Samuel Wilson, possible namesake of Uncle Sam (d. 1854) 
1775
Laura Secord, Canadian war heroine (d. 1868) 
1802
Arnold Ruge, German philosopher and writer (d. 1880) 
1806
Joseph Lewis Hogg, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), die in 1862 
1806
Moritz Ganz, composer 
1813
John Sedgwick, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1864 
1814
Nicolas Beets, [Hildebrand], Dutch writer (Camera Obscura= 
1817
John McAuley Palmer, US Union msj-gen/(Gov-Ill, 1868-72) 
1818
Olivier Gloux, [Aimard], Fren world explorer/writer (Grande Flibuste) 
1819
Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer (d. 1896) 
1830
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian writer (d. 1916) 
1831
Andrew Noble, Greenock, Scottish Physicist who was a founder of the science of ballistics 
1836
John McCausland, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1927 
1841
Johannes de Koo, Dutch journalist/stage writer 
1842
Odon Peter Jozsef de Mihalovich, composer 
1842
John H. Bankhead, U.S. Senator (d. 1920) 
1846
Richard Kiepert, German cartographer (Africa) 
1847
Charles Dupee Blake, composer 
1851
Walter Reed, US Army Surgeon, proved mosquitoes transmit yellow fever 
1857
Milton S. Hershey, Derry Township, Pennsylvania, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company) and philanthropist, (d. 1945) 
1857
Michał Drzymała, Polish peasant rebel (d. 1937) 
1858
Catherinus Elling, composer 
1860
John J. Pershing (Blackjack), Laclede, Missouri, US commander (WW I), (d. 1948) 
1862
Dirk Bos, Dutch liberal 2nd Member of parliament 
1863
Arthur Henderson, Britain, socialist/disarmament worker (Nobel 1934) 
1866
Adolf Meyer, US, psychiatrist/neurologist (pioneered mental hygiene) 
1871
Alma Kruger, Pittsburgh PA, actress (Made For Each Other) 
1874
Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg, Vienna Austria, composer (2nd Quartet). Died 1951. 
1874
Henry Fountain Ashurst, American politician (d. 1962) 
1876
Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio, author/publisher (Winesburg) 
1877
Wilhelm Filchner, German explorer (d. 1957) 
1877
Stanley Lord, captain of the SS Californian the night of the Titanic disaster (d. 1962) 
1882
Henri Potiron, composer 
1882
Ramón Grau, Cuban president (d. 1969) 
1885
Wilhelm Blaschke, Austrian geometer (d. 1962) 
1886
Alain LeRoy Locke, African American writer and philosopher "Father of the Harlem Renaissance" 
1887
Lavoslav Ruzicka, Croatian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976) 
1893
Larry Shields, American musician (d. 1953) 
1894
Anton Roosjen, Dutch politician/NCRV-chairman 
1894
John B[oynton] Priestly, author (Good Companions)/wed Jessica Hawkes 
1894
Julian Tuwim, Polish poet (d. 1953) 
1895
Ruth McDevitt, Coldwater Mich, actress (Jo-All in the Family) 
1896
Morris Kirksey, US, 4 X 100m (Olympic-gold-1920) 
1897
Gaspar Cassado Moreu, composer 
1899
Anton Constandse, Dutch anarchist/writer 
1899
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, leader of the Iron Guard (d. 1938) 
1901
Philip Dorn, Scheveningen Netherlands, actor (I Remember Mama) 
1902
Hermine Heijermans, Dutch actress/author 
1902
Leland Hayward, US producer (Spirit of St Louis) 
1903
Claudette Colbert, [Lily Chauchoin], Paris, actress (Texas Lady) 
1904
Gladys George, Patten Maine, actress (Roaring Twenties) 
1907
Victor Reinganum, artist 
1908
Ray Burns Green, composer 
1909
Herbert Berghof, Vienna Austria, actor (Belarus File) 
1911
Bill Monroe, Rosine Ky, country singer (Blue Moon of Kentucky) 
1912
Reta Shaw, South Paris Maine, actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir) 
1913
Roy Engle, Mo, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian) 
1914
Leonard Geoffrey Feather, jazz critic/musician 
1915
Peter Guy Wykeham-Barnes, fighter Pilot 
1916
Roald Dahl, Llandaff, Cardiff, author (Over to You, Taste, 2 Fables), (d. 1990). 
1916
Dick Haymes, Argentine vocalist (d. 1980) 
1917
Jon Thorarinsson, composer 
1917
Robert Eugene Ward, Cleveland Ohio, composer (Pantaloon) 
1918
Ray Charles, Chicago, orchestra leader (Perry Como) 
1919
Mary Midgley, American philosopher 
1920
Carole Mathews, Montgomery Ill, actress (Wilma-Californians) 
1922
Yma Sumac, [Chavarri], Ichocan Peru, 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam) 
1922
Charles Brown, American singer and pianist (d. 1999) 
1923
Reninca, [Renée Lauwers], Flemish author (Seed in the Wind) 
1923
Edouard Boubat, French photographer (d. 1999) 
1924
Maurice Jarre, Lyons France, composer (Dr Zhivago-Acad Award 1966) 
1924
Norman Alden, Fort Worth Tx, actor (Pilaski-Hennesey, Al-Fay), (d. 2012) 
1924
Scott Brady, Brooklyn New York, American actor (China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar) 
1924
Harold Blair, Australian tenor, Aboriginal activist (d. 1976) 
1925
Gabriel Charpentier, composer 
1925
Mel Tormé, American singer (d. 1999) 
1926
Emile Francis, NHL player/coach/GM (Rangers, Blues, Whalers) 
1928
Ernest L Boyer, educator/chancellor (NY's State Universities-SUNY) 
1929
Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer (d. 2004) 
1930
James McLane, US, 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948) 
1930
Robert Gavron, English publisher/multi-millionaire (St Ives) 
1931
Barbara Bain, Chic, actress (Cinnamon-Mission Impossible, Space 1999) 
1931
Marjorie Jackson, Australia, sprinter (Olympic-gold-1952) [or Feb 13] 
1932
Bengt Hallberg, composer 
1933
Arif Melikov, composer 
1933
Eileen Fulton, Asheville NC, actress (Our Private World) 
1936
Stefano Delle Chiaie, Italian neo-Nazi 
1937
Fred Silverman, broadcasting exec (ABC/NBC/CBS) 
1937
Don Bluth, American animator 
1938
Judith Martin, author/journalist/columnist (Miss Manners) 
1939
Larry Speakes, presidential press secretary 
1939
Richard Kiel, Detroit Mich, actor (So Fine, Jaws-Moonraker, Skidoo) 
1940
Joyce Schouten, Dutch singer (Fouryo's) 
1940
Óscar Arias, Costa Rican politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize 
1941
Tadao Ando, Japanese architect 
1941
Ahmet Necdet Sezer, 10th President of Turkey 
1943
Ray Elliott, rock pianist/saxophonist (Them) 
1944
Peter Cetera, Chicago, lead singer (Chicago-25 or 6 to 4, Old Days) 
1944
[Winifred] Jacqueline Bisset, England, actress (Class, Deep, Secrets) 
1945
Alain Louvier, composer 
1945
Noël Godin, Belgian humorist 
1945
Andres Küng, Swedish-Estonian politician, journalist (d. 2002) 
1948
Clyde Kusatsu, Honolulu Hawaii, actor (Ali-Bring 'em Back Alive) 
1948
Nell Carter, Birmingham Ala, actress (Nell-Gimme a Break, Lobo) 
1948
Dimitri Nanopoulos, Greek physicist 
1950
Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish politician 
1951
David Clayton-Thomas, singer (Blood Sweat & Tears - Joy to the World) 
1951
Jean Smart, American actress 
1952
Johanna Klier-Schaller, German DR, 100m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1976) 
1952
Karen Wyman, Bronx NY, singer (Long & Winding Road) 
1952
Randy Jones, American musician (The Village People) 
1952
Raymond O'Connor, American actor 
1952
Don Was, American singer 
1953
Taryn Power, LA CA, daughter of Tyrone Power/actress (Maria) 
1954
Ted Mueller, rock drummer (Axe) 
1955
Joe Morris, American musician 
1956
[Joan] Joni Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family) 
1957
Mark Charles Wiebe, Seaside OR, PGA golfer (1985 Anheuser-Busch) 
1957
John G. Trueschler, American politician 
1958
Ann Dusenberry, Tucson Az, actress (Jaws 2, Lies, Basic Training) 
1959
Jean Smart, Seattle Wash, actress (Charlene-Designing Women) 
1960
Greg Baldwin, American voiceover actor (Avatar: The Last Airbender) 
1961
Dave Mustaine, American musician (ex-Metallica, Megadeth) 
1961
KK Null, Japanese musician 
1961
Peter Roskam, Republican Congressman from Illinois 
1962
Brian Andrew Fowler, Christchurch NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96) 
1962
Grady Neal Lancaster, Smithfield NC, PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson) 
1962
Tõnu Õnnepalu, Estonian poet and author 
1963
Theodoros Roussopoulos, Greek politician 
1964
Peter Remie, soccer player (NAC) 
1965
Zak Starkey, London, English rock drummer, son of Beatle Ringo 
1965
Annie Duke, American poker player 
1965
Jeffrey Ross, American Comedian 
1966
Igor Kravchuk, Ufa Russia, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, St Louis) 
1966
Maria Furtwängler, German physician 
1966
Louis Mandylor, Australian actor 
1967
Michael Johnson, Dallas Tx, 200m/400m runner (Olympic-2 gold-96) 
1967
Tim 'Ripper' Owens, American singer (Iced Earth, ex-Judas Priest) 
1968
Bernie Williams, San Juan Puerto Rico, outfielder (NY Yankees) 
1968
Brad Johnson, NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings) 
1968
Chris Morris, CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos) 
1968
Denny Neagle, Prince Georges Cnty, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates) 
1968
Emma Sjöberg, Swedish model 
1969
Shane Warne, Melbourne Australia, cricketer (leg spin bowler) 
1969
Igor Kravchuk, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators, Russia Oly-Sil-98) 
1969
Ilka Knickenberg, German actress 
1970
Marc Latupeirissa, soccer player (Willem II) 
1970
Martín Herrera, former Argentine footballer 
1970
Louise Lombard, British actress 
1970
Yuki Matsuoka, Japanese voice actress 
1971
Goran Ivanisevic, Croatia, tennis star (1991, 1994, 1998 Wimbledon finalist; 2001 wildcard Wimbledon winner) 
1971
Nancy Anne Roberts, Miss Vermont USA (1996) 
1971
Richie Anderson, NFL running back (NY Jets) 
1971
Stella Nina McCartney, fashion designer and daughter of Paul & Linda McCartney 
1971
Ted Drury, Boston Mass, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994) 
1971
Manabu Namiki, Japanese composer 
1973
Brian Evans, NBA forward (Orlando Magic) 
1973
Philip Dulebohn, Washington DC, figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr - 3rd) 
1973
Fabio Cannavaro, Italian footballer 
1973
Marcelinho Paulista, Brazilian footballer 
1973
Christine Arron, French runner 
1973
Kelly Chen, Chinese singer 
1974
Travis Knight, NBA center (Boston Celtics) 
1974
Keith Murray, American rapper 
1975
Patricia Spehar, Miss France Universe (1997) 
1975
Sean McClain, Dayton Ohio, fencer-foil (Olympics-96) 
1975
Joe Don Rooney, American musician (Rascal Flatts) 
1975
Akihiro Asai, Japanese racing driver 
1976
Giorgos Koltzos, Greek footballer 
1976
Craig McMillan, New Zealand cricketer 
1976
José Théodore, Canadian ice hockey player 
1977
Fiona Apple, American singer 
1977
Ivan De Battista, Maltese Actor, singer and composer 
1977
Daisuke Tsuda, Japanese singer (Maximum the Hormone) 
1978
Megan Henning, American actress 
1978
Darren Kenton, English footballer 
1979
Geike Arnaert, Belgian singer (Hooverphonic) 
1979
Ivan Miljković, Serbian volleyball player 
1980
Ben Savage, actor (Little Monsters, Wild Palms) 
1980
Evangelos Nastos, Greek footballer 
1980
Han Chae Young, South Korean actress 
1980
Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japanese baseball player 
1980
Michelle Nolan, American musician (Straylight Run) 
1980
Teppei Teranishi, American guitarist (Thrice) 
1981
Koldo Fernández, Spanish cyclist 
1981
Antonio Lopez Spanish footballer 
1981
Angel Williams, Canadian wrestler 
1982
Nenê, Brazilian basketball player 
1982
Rickie Weeks, American baseball player 
1982
Miha Zupan, Slovenian basketball player 
1983
Sean Brosnan II, American actor and son of actor Pierce Brosnan 
1983
James Bourne, English musician 
1984
Nabil Abou-Harb, Arab-American filmmaker 
1985
Keyunta Dawson, National Football League player 
1986
Kamui Kobayashi, Japanese racing driver 
1986
Sean Williams, American basketball player 
1987
Luke Fitzgerald, Irish rugby union footballer 
1988
Keith Treacy, Irish footballer 
1993
Niall Horan, Mullingar County Westmeath, Irish Pop singer (One Direction) 
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