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Notable Birthdays on September 15th

1890Agatha Christie, Torquay Devon, British crime writer (Murder on Orient Express), (d. 1976)

1936ashley j cooper, Melbourne Victoria, Australian tennis champ (US Open-1957)

1857William Howard Taft, Cin, (R) 27th pres (1909-13), chief justice

1961Dan Marino, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins)

1254Marco Polo, Venice, Italian explorer (Il Milione), (d. 1324)

1789James Fenimore Cooper, Burlington New Jersey, 1st major American novelist (Last of Mohicans)

September 15th Birthdays
Date Event
973
Al-Biruni, mathematician (d. 1048) 
1254
Marco Polo, Venice, Italian explorer (Il Milione), (d. 1324) 
1505
Maria, queen of Hungary/wife of Louis II/governess of Neth (1531-55) 
1533
Catherine of Austria, queen consort of Poland and Lithuania (d. 1572) 
1572
Erasmus Widmann, composer 
1580
Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (d. 1659) 
1586
Cristobal de Isla Diego, composer 
1613
François de La Rochefoucauld, French writer (d. 1680) 
1649
Titus Oates, English minister and plotter (d. 1705) 
1666
Princess Sophia Dorothea of Celle (d. 1726) 
1685
Gottfried Kirkhoff, composer 
1690
Ignazio Prota, composer 
1736
Jean-Sylvain, French historian (History of France) 
1744
Georg Ritschel, composer 
1760
Bogislav Friedrich Emanuel von Tauentzien, Prussian general of the Napoleonic Wars (d. 1824) 
1764
Friedrich Heine, composer 
1764
Paolo Francesco Parenti, composer 
1789
James Fenimore Cooper, Burlington New Jersey, 1st major American novelist (Last of Mohicans) 
1808
Louis Clapisson, composer 
1811
Jan Nepomuk Skroup, composer 
1811
Willem J van Zeggelen, Dutch author 
1816
Edward Wolff, composer 
1828
Aleksandr Mikhailovich Butlerov, Russian chemist (d. 1886) 
1830
Jose de la Cruz Porfirio Diaz, president of Mexico (1877-1911) 
1834
Heinrich von Treitschke, German historian/parliament member 
1837
Leo van Gheluwe, composer 
1843
Willem F Mauritius HK, prince of Orange/son of king Willem III 
1851
Emilia Pardo Bazan, Spanish countess/writer (Sirena Negra) 
1851
Josif Marinkovic, composer 
1852
Jan E Matzeliger, Surinamese inventor (shoe lacing machine) 
1852
Edward Bouchet, American physicist (d. 1918) 
1857
William Howard Taft, Cin, (R) 27th pres (1909-13), chief justice 
1858
Charles E Vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer/hermit 
1858
Jeno Hubay, composer 
1860
Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya, Indian engineer (d. 1962) 
1863
Horatio William Parker, composer 
1865
Henri [Lucien] Capitant, French lawyer (Loi Falcidie) 
1865
Nicolaus Adriani, linguist (Middle-Celebes languages) 
1868
Dirk B Nanninga, Dutch painter 
1876
Bruno Walter, [B W Schlesinger], Berlin Germany, conductor (NY Phil) 
1876
Frank E Gannett, Rochester, newspaper publisher (Gannett) 
1876
Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian novelist (d. 1938) 
1877
Jakob Ehrlich, Austrian politician and zionist (d. 1938) 
1879
Joseph Lyons, 10th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1939) 
1881
Ettore Arco Isidoro Bugatti, Milan, race car builder (Amaz Bugattis) 
1883
Esteban Terradas i Illa, Spanish mathematician and engineer (d. 1950) 
1884
Floro Manuel Ugarte, composer 
1887
Jean/Hans Arp, French/Swiss sculptor, artist and poet 
1887
Carlos Dávila, former President of Chile (d. 1955) 
1888
Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver (d. 1925) 
1889
Robert Benchley, Worcester MA, humorist (My 10 Years in a Quandary) 
1890
Agatha Christie, Torquay Devon, British crime writer (Murder on Orient Express), (d. 1976) 
1890
Claude McKaye, Jamaica/US author (Songs of Jamaica, Banjo) 
1890
Frank Martin, Geneva Switzerland, composer (In Terra Fax) 
1892
Silpa Bhirasri, Italian sculptor (d. 1962) 
1894
Jean Renoir, French director (Madame Bovary, Nana, Grand Illusion) 
1894
Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (d. 1977) 
1895
Magda Lupescu, consort of King Carol II of Romania (d. 1977) 
1895
Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (d. 1974) 
1896
Tadeusz Szeligowski, composer 
1898
John J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship's doctor/writer/poet (El Dorado) 
1899
Milton S Eisenhower, Dwight's brother/pres (Pennsylvania State) 
1900
Larry Kent, CA, director (High Stakes) 
1901
Sir Donald Bailey, British engineer (d. 1985) 
1902
Magda [Helena] Lupescu, wife of King Carol II of Romania 
1903
Roy Acuff, Maynardville Tenn, country musician (Hee Haw) 
1904
Tom Conway, Russia, actor (Mark Saber, Betty Hutton Show) 
1904
Umberto II, van Piemonte, the last King of Italy (ruled 1946) 
1906
Kathryn Murray, Jersey City NJ, dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party) 
1906
Penny Singleton, Phila Pa, voice (Jane Jetsons)/actress (Blondie) 
1907
Fay Wray, Alberta Canada, actress-King Kong's main squeeze 
1907
Jack Bailey, Hampton Iowa, TV host (Queen for a Day) 
1908
Gerd Gaiser, German writer (Ship in the Mountain) 
1908
Penny Singleton, American actress (d. 2003) 
1909
Carlos Estrada, composer 
1909
Jean Batten, NZ air pioneer (1st woman to fly solo Australia- 
1909
Phil Arnold, NJ, actor (Errand Boy, Stud Lonigan, Damn Yankees) 
1909
C.N.Annadurai, Former Chief Minister of Tamilnadu 
1910
George D Kilpatrick, Canadian/British bible scholar 
1910
Richard Baerlein, racing writer 
1911
Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist 
1911
Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-born American golf entrepreneur (d. 2000) 
1912
Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer 
1913
Hans Filbinger, German politician (CDU) 
1913
Henry Dreyfus Brant, Montreal Canada, composer (Great American Goot) 
1913
John Mitchell, Nixon's attorney general who went to jail 
1913
Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz pianist/composer 
1914
Creighton Abrams, US, army general (Vietnam War) 
1914
Jens Otto Krag, premier of Denmark (1962-68, 71-72) 
1914
Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentine writer (d. 1999) 
1915
Helmut Schoen, football coach 
1915
John Conte, Plamer Mass, actor (Mantovani) 
1915
Ismail Yasin, Egyptian comedian and actor (d. 1972) 
1916
Margaret Lockwood, Karachi India, actress (Lady Vanishes) 
1917
Richard Arnell, composer 
1918
Nipsey Russell, American comedian (d. 2005) 
1919
Fausto Coppi, Italian bicylist (world record 45,798 km) 
1919
Nelson Gidding, American screenwriter (d. 2004) 
1921
Jan Frank Fischer, composer 
1921
Norma MacMillan, Canadian actress (d. 2001) 
1922
Jackie Cooper, Los Angeles, California, American actor and director (Skippy, Superman) 
1922
Bob Anderson, English Olympic Fencer, renowned film fight choreographer (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings) (d.2012) 
1923
Anton Heiller, composer 
1924
Bobby Short, Danville Ill, singer/pianist (Carlisle Hotel) 
1924
Lucebert, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist (Boozz, PC Hooft prize 1967) 
1925
Forrest Compton, Reading Pa, actor (Gomer Pyle USMC, Edge of Night) 
1925
Carlo Rambaldi, Vigarano Mainarda, Italy, Special effects artist (Alien, E.T.), (d. 2012) 
1926
Jean-Pierre Serre, French mathematician 
1926
Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (d. 2006) 
1926
Edward Derwinski, Chicago, Illinois, American congressman for Chicago 1959-83, first Secretary of Veteran Affairs 1989-1992 
1927
Norm Crosby, Boston Mass, comedian/double talker (Liar's Club) 
1927
David Stove, Australian philosopher, (d. 1994) 
1928
Julian E "Cannonball" Adderley, Tampa Florida, US jazz hard bop musician (Black Messiah) 
1928
Rod Robbie, Poole, England, Canadian architect and planner (Roger's Centre/ Sky Dome, Toronto), (d. 2012) 
1929
Murray Gell-Mann, physicist who predicted quarks 
1929
Eva Burrows, the 13th General of The Salvation Army 
1933
Henry Darrow, NYC, actor (Harry O, New Dick Van Dyke Show) 
1933
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor 
1934
Fred Nile, Australian politician 
1935
Jacques d'Ancona, journalist/TV host (Sound-Mix Show) 
1936
ashley j cooper, Melbourne Victoria, Australian tennis champ (US Open-1957) 
1937
Cynthia Anzolut, Harrisburg PA, LPGA golfer 
1937
Robert Lucas, Jr., American economist, Nobel laureate 
1937
Fernando de la Rúa, 51st President of Argentina 
1938
Gaylord Perry, baseball player (1972 AL Cy Young winner) 
1938
Rafael H Osuna, tennis champ (US Open - 1963) 
1939
Breyten Breytenbach, South African poet/painter 
1940
Frank Linzy, baseball player 
1940
Merlin Olsen, UT, NFL tackle (Rams)/sportscaster/actor (Father Murphy) 
1940
Norman [Richard] Spinrad, US, sci-fi author (Child of Fortune) 
1941
Miroslav Hermazewski, Poland, cosmonaut (Soyuz 30) 
1941
Flórián Albert, Hungarian footballer 
1941
Mirosław Hermaszewski, Polish cosmonaut 
1941
Yuri Norstein, Russian animator 
1942
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, US, sci-fi author (Hotel Transylvania) 
1942
Phil Harris, English carpet manufacturer/multi-millionaire 
1942
Lee Dorman, St. Louis Missouri, American bassist (Iron Butterfly) 
1944
Sotirios Hatzigakis, Greek politician 
1945
Jessye Norman, US, opera singer (Carmen) 
1945
Carmen Maura, Spanish actress 
1945
Ron Shelton, American film director 
1946
Fighting Mack, [Edwin Alberto], Antillian welterweight boxer 
1946
Oliver Stone, NYC, director (Wall St, Good Morning Vietnam, Platoon) 
1946
Tommy Lee Jones, actor (Executioner's Song, Bloody Monday, Fugitive) 
1946
Howard Waldrop, American science fiction author 
1948
Suzyn Waldman, American Sportscaster 
1949
Joe Barton, Waco Texas, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives since 1985) 
1951
Johan Neeskens, Dutch footballer 
1952
Kelly Keagy, rock vocalist (Night Ranger) 
1953
Bruce Heuchan, Kingston Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Alberta-7th) 
1953
Jerry Page, golfer (largest PGA victory margin) 
1953
Pat Barrett, rocker (Crew Cuts) 
1954
7th marquess of Bristol, English large landowner/multi-millionaire 
1954
Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor (d. 2007) 
1955
Mac Sweeney, (Rep-R-TX, 1985- ) 
1955
Željka Antunović, Croatian politician 
1955
Renzo Rosso, Italian clothing designer 
1956
Jaki Graham, British personality 
1956
Ned Rothenberg, composer 
1956
Tawny Elaine Godin Schneider, Maine, Miss America (76)/(Eye on Hollywood) 
1956
Maggie Reilly, Scottish folk singer 
1957
Fulton Peter Allem, Kroonstad South Africa, PGA golfer (1993 SW Bell) 
1958
Lesley Player, Redhill England, Sarah Fergusson's father's lover 
1958
Wendie Jo Sperber, Hollywood, California, American actress (Wanna Hold Your Hand, Bossom Buddies) 
1958
Dr. Know, American guitarist (Bad Brains) 
1960
Scott Thompson Baker, Minneapolis, actor (Gen Hosp, All My Children) 
1960
Kevin Allen, Welsh actor 
1961
Dan Marino, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins) 
1962
Aubrey Matthews, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions) 
1962
Earnest Byner, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns) 
1962
Patricia "Patty" Shea, Belmont NY, field hockey goalie (Olympics-96) 
1962
Dina Lohan, American actress and reality television star, mother of Lindsay Lohan 
1964
Andrew Landenberger, Australian tornado yachter (Oly-bronze-92, 96) 
1964
Robert Farley, Ndola Zambia, Australasia golfer 
1964
Ryoko Kikuchi, Zama City, Kanagawa, Japanese cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11) and reporter 
1964
Róbert Fico, Slovak Prime minister 
1964
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, former guitarist for horror punk band The Misfits 
1965
Rob Whitlock, Newcastle NSW, Australasia golfer 
1966
Sherman Douglas, NBA guard (NJ Nets) 
1967
Dexter Carter, NFL running back (SF 49ers) 
1967
Jerry Dixon, heavy metal bassist (Warrant-Cherry Pie) 
1968
Danny Nucci, actor (Gabriel Ortega-Falcon Crest) 
1968
Michael Puschacher, hockey goalie (Team Austria 1998) 
1968
Rich Robertson, Nacogdoches TX, pitcher (Minnesota Twins) 
1969
KG, rocker (Naughty by Nature) 
1969
Jim Curtiss, American writer 
1969
Jeffrey Schwarz, American film director/producer 
1970
Danny Ellis, Orlando Fla, golfer (All-American-1990, 92, 93) 
1971
Chad Bratzke, NFL defensive end (NY Giants) 
1971
Crystal McLaurin-Coney, Miss USA-North Carolina (1997) 
1971
Josh Charles, actor (Crossing the Bridge, Cooperstown) 
1971
Myron Bell, NFL safety (Pittsburgh Steelers) 
1971
Wayne Ferreira, Johannesburg South Africa, tennis star (Munich 1995) 
1971
Will Shields, NFL guard (KC Chiefs) 
1971
Ben Wallers, English musician and songwriter (Country Teasers) 
1972
Amanda Lynn Granrud, Great Falls Montana, Miss America-Montana (1996) 
1972
Jimmy Carr, English comedian 
1972
Kit Chan, Singaporean singer 
1972
Princess Letizia of Spain 
1973
Julie Cox, English actress 
1974
Jamie Stevens, German singer 
1975
Tom Dolan, US, 400m freestyle/200m/400m medley swimmer (Oly-gold-96) 
1975
Tsutsumi Otomo, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998) 
1976
Paul Thomson, Scottish drummer (Franz Ferdinand) 
1976
Matt Thornton, American baseball player 
1977
Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter 
1977
Sophie Dahl, English model 
1977
Leander Jordan, National Football League offensive lineman 
1977
Marisa Ramirez, American actress 
1977
Jason Terry, American basketball player 
1977
Tom Hardy, British actor 
1978
Amanda Rochelle Penix, Miss Oklahoma Teen USA (1997) 
1978
Eiður Guðjohnsen, Icelandic footballer 
1979
Dave Annable, American actor 
1979
Amy Davidson, American actress 
1979
Carlos Ruiz, Guatemalan soccer player 
1979
Patrick Marleau, Canadian ice hockey player 
1980
David Diehl, American football player 
1980
Jolin Tsai, Taiwanese pop singer 
1980
Mike Dunleavy, Jr., American basketball player 
1983
Luke Hochevar, American baseball player 
1984
Henry Charles Albert David, Prince of Wales, 3rd in British succession 
1986
Heidi Montag, American reality television star 
1987
Aly Cissokho, French football (soccer) player 
1988
Chelsea Staub, American actress 
1989
Chetan Ramlu, New Zealand musician 
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