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Notable Birthdays on September 17th

1743Marquis de Condorcet, Aisn France, enlightenment philosopher (Condorcet Method), (d. 1794)

1945Phil Jackson, Deer Lodge Montana, American basketball player and coach (Knicks/Bulls/Lakers)

1931Anne Bancroft, Bronx, actr (Graduate, Miracle Worker), (d. 2005)

1923Hank Williams, country singer (Cold, Cold Heart, Hey Good Lookin')

September 17th Birthdays
Date Event
64
Julia Flavia, daughter of Roman Emperor Titus; lover of Domitian. 
879
Charles III, [The Simple], king of France (893-923) 
1192
Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1219) 
1271
Wenceslas II, king of Bohemia & Poland (1278-1305) 
1550
Pope Paul V (d. 1621) 
1552
Paul V, [Camillo Borghese], Italy, Pope (1605-21) 
1580
Charlotte Brabantia, countess of Nassau/daughter of Willem of Orange 
1605
Francesco Sacrati, composer 
1619
John Lambert, English general-major/parliament leader 
1630
Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma (d. 1694) 
1639
Hans Herr, Mennonite bishop (d. 1725) 
1643
Gilbert Burnet, Bishop of Salisbury/author 
1677
Stephen Hales, English physiologist, chemist, and inventor (d. 1761) 
1687
Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (d. 1772) 
1688
Maria Luisa of Savoy, first queen of Philip V of Spain (d. 1714) 
1711
Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer, composer 
1714
Gottlieb W Rabener, German author (Vom Misbrauch of the Satire) 
1730
Friedrich WLGA von Steuben, Prus/US inspector-gen of Washington's army 
1739
John Rutledge, 2nd (appointed) Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1800) 
1743
Jean-Marie Caritat, France, mathematician 
1743
Marquis de Condorcet, Aisn France, enlightenment philosopher (Condorcet Method), (d. 1794) 
1748
Robert Wainwright, composer 
1764
John Goodricke, English astronomer/member Royal Society 
1765
Gregory XVI, [Bartolomeo A Cappellari/Mauro], Italy, Pope 
1767
Henri-Montan Berton, composer 
1771
Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer (d. 1816) 
1774
Joseph Caspar Mezzofanti, Cardinal/linguist (understood 70 languages) 
1783
Samuel Prout, water-color painter 
1795
Giuseppi Saverio Rafaele Mercadante, composer 
1798
Antonia M B Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat 
1800
Franklin Buchanan, Admiral (Confederate Navy), died in 1874 
1801
Edward William Lane, translator (Thousand & 1 Nights) 
1814
Stefano Ronchetti-Molnteviti, composer 
1818
Halfdan Kjeruif, composer (Kjerulf) 
1819
Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault, physicist (pendulum proved Earth rotates) 
1819
Marthinus Wessels Pretorius, 1st president (Republic South Africa) 
1819
Thomas Andrews Hendricks, (D) 21st US VP; died in office 
1820
Earle Van Dorn, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 
1820
Émile Augier, French dramatist (d. 1889) 
1821
Charles Victor Arthur Saint-Leon, composer 
1825
Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, MC (Confederacy), died in 1893 
1826
G F Berhard Riemann, German mathematician (zeta-function) 
1834
Edouard Pailleron, French attorney/stage writer 
1849
Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer 
1853
Clemens Baeumker, German historian (Patristischen Philosophie) 
1854
Hans Muller, music historian 
1854
David Dunbar Buick, American automobile pioneer (d.1929) 
1857
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, pioneer in rocket & space research 
1859
Frank D Adams, Canada geologist/educator 
1859
Richard Henry Warren, composer 
1861
Owen Seaman, poet/editor (Punch) 
1868
James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician (d. 1956) 
1869
Christian Lange, Norway, pacifist/internationalist (Nobel 1921) 
1874
Ben[jamin] Turpin, US, comic (Uncle Tom Without the Cabin) 
1875
Vyacheslav Gavrilovich Karatigin, composer 
1877
Jean Hure, composer 
1878
Vincenzo Tommasini, composer 
1879
Rube Foster, American baseball player, manager and executive (d. 1930) 
1879
Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Indian Social Reformer (d. 1973) 
1881
Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English soldier (d. 1955) 
1882
Anton H Blaauw, Dutch botanist (Perception of Light) 
1883
Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson Berners, 14th baron/composer 
1883
William Carlos Williams, American poet 
1884
Bastiaan de Gaay Fortman, Dutch historian/Justice of Curacao 
1884
Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Elmira NY, composer (White Peacock) 
1885
George Cleveland, Sydney Nova Scotia, actor (Courage of Lassie) 
1885
Uzeir Abdul Huseyn Hajibeyov, composer 
1890
Lubov Tchernicheva, Russian ballerina 
1891
Leslie Lincoln Henson, actor (Lady Luck, Funny Face, Harvey) 
1892
Hendrik F Andriessen, Dutch organist/composer (Ballade of Merel) 
1893
Abel J Herzberg, Russ/Dutch writer (Persecution of Jews) 
1894
Fay Compton, [Virginia Lillian Emeline Compton], actress (Haunting) 
1896
Denise Grey, [Edouardine Verthuy], Turin Italy, actress (Julietta) 
1899
Winnie Lightner, Greenport NY, comedienne (Sit Tight, Side Show) 
1900
John Willard Marriott, American hotelier (d. 1985) 
1900
Hughie Critz, baseball player (d. 1980) 
1901
Francis Chichester, Barnstaple, Devon, English aviator and sailor (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire) 
1902
Esther Ralston, Bar Harbor ME, American Venus/actress (Old Ironsides) 
1903
Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (d. 1984) 
1904
Frederick Ashton, Ecuador, British choreographer (Cinderella), (d. 1988) 
1904
Jerry Colonna, Boston MA, actor (Road to Morocco, Road to Singapore) 
1905
Dolores Costello, Pittsburgh PA, actress (Little Lord Fauntleroy) 
1905
Hans Freudenthal, Dutch mathematician/director (OW&OC) 
1905
Jorge Urrutia Blondel, composer 
1906
Junius Richard Jayawardene, president (Sri Lanka, 1978-89) 
1906
Edgar Wayburn, American environmentalist 
1907
Desmond Heap, authority on British planning law 
1907
Helen Vinson, TX, actress (Transatlantic Tunnel, In Name Only) 
1907
Warren E Burger, Minn, Supreme Court chief justice (1969-86) 
1908
Franz J A Grothe, German composer 
1909
Elizabeth Wilkinson, professor German University College London 
1909
Kenneth Darling, Commander-in-chief Allied Forces, Northern Europe 
1910
Vernon Thompson, thoracic surgeon 
1912
Pauline Parsons, matron in chief (PMRAFNS) 
1912
Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedian 
1913
Jorgen Jersild, composer 
1914
Shin Kanemaru, politician 
1916
Mary [Florence Elinor] Stewart, UK, sci-fi author (Crystal Cave) 
1916
Ove J Abildgaard, Danish poet (Uglegylp) 
1916
Oswald Garrison Villard Jr., Dobbs Ferry New York, American Engineer (electronics) who invented the over-the-horizon radar that could detect objects thousands of miles away and peer around the Earth's curvature 
1917
Isang Yun, composer 
1917
Lawrence Jacob, Atlantic City NJ, artist (Sanitarium) 
1917
Peter Bennett, London, actor (Leonides-Adv of Sir Lancelot) 
1918
Chaim Herzog, Israeli president (1983-93), (d. 1997) 
1920
Dinah Sheridan, actress (Genevieve, Railway Children), (d. 2012) 
1920
Marjorie S Holt, (Rep-R-MD, 1973- ) 
1921
Virgilio Barco Vargas, president of Colombia (1986-90) 
1922
Agostinho Neto, poet/president Angola [or Dec 27] 
1922
Naomi Datta, geneticist 
1922
Ursula Howells, London, actress (Girly, Murder is Announced) 
1923
Hank Williams, country singer (Cold, Cold Heart, Hey Good Lookin') 
1923
John Hale, linguist 
1925
Dorothy Loudon, Boston, Massachusetts, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie) 
1926
Bill Black, rocker 
1926
Donald Acheson, England's chief medical officer 
1926
Reginald Marsh, actor (Sicilians, It Happened Here) 
1927
George Blanda, Penn, NFL kicker/quarterback (Bears, Oilers, Raiders) 
1927
Ted Weiss, (Rep-D-NY, 1977-92) 
1928
Brian Matthew, British disc jockey 
1928
Roddy McDowall, London England, actor (Planet of Apes, Lord Love a Duck) 
1929
John Stewart-Clark, MEP (C) 
1929
Lord Craig of Radley, marshal (RAF) 
1929
Stirling Moss, London England, race car driver 
1929
Pat Crowley, American actress 
1930
David Huddleston, Vinton Va, actor (How the West Was Won) 
1930
Edgar Dean Mitchell, Hereford Texas, Capt USN/astronaut (Apollo 14) 
1930
Gwyn Francis, British Forestry commissioner 
1930
Thomas P Stafford, Weatherford Ok, USAF/astronaut (Gem 6 9, Ap 10 18) 
1930
Jim Rohn, American business philosopher 
1930
Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist 
1931
Anne Bancroft, Bronx, actr (Graduate, Miracle Worker), (d. 2005) 
1933
Charles E Grassley, (Sen-R-Iowa, 1981- ) 
1933
D A Fenner, British headmaster (Alleyn's School) 
1933
Desmond Fennell, British high court judge 
1933
Patricia Crowley, Olyphant Pa, actress (Please Don't Eat the Daisies) 
1934
Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], Inverness Mississippii, blues singer and guitarist 
1934
Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly, Ca, tennis, 1st woman grand slam (1953) 
1934
Orlando Cepeda, Giants player (NL MVP 1967) 
1935
Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) 
1935
Timothy Bavin, Bishop of Portsmouth 
1936
Jennifer Dickson, artist/photographer 
1936
Mischa de Vreede, poetess (Our Eternal Hunger) 
1936
Richard Gaskell, solicitor/president (Law Society) 
1937
Albertine Sarrazin, French author (L'astragale, La Cavale) 
1937
Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player 
1938
Alec Broers, master (Churchill College Cambridge) 
1938
Paul Benedict, Silver City NM, actor (Harry-Jeffersons) 
1939
David H Souter, Weir NH, 107th Supreme Court Justice (1990- ) 
1939
Joseph Mosikili, South African actor/singer 
1939
Lamonte McLemore, St Louis Mo, rock vocalist (5th Dimension) 
1939
Shelby Flint, American singer 
1940
Jan Eliasson, Swedish diplomat 
1940
Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (d. 2007) 
1941
Robert T Matsui, (Rep-D-California, 1979- ) 
1941
William Grut, Sweden, penthalete (Olympic-gold-1948), (d. 2012) 
1942
Beverly Aadland, Hollywood Cal, Errol Flynns last girlfriend 
1942
Desmond Lynam, British sportscaster 
1942
Doris Brown-Heritage, US, 800m track star (Olympic-gold-1968) 
1942
Robert Graysmith, Zodiac killer researcher 
1943
Samuel T Durrance, Tallahassee Fl, PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67) 
1943
Sarah Lucas, theatre administrator 
1944
Mary Lou Crocker, LPGA golfer 
1944
Reinhold Messner, Italian mountain climber (Mount Everest) 
1945
Phil Jackson, Deer Lodge Montana, American basketball player and coach (Knicks/Bulls/Lakers) 
1945
Bruce Spence, New Zealand actor 
1946
Billy Bonds, British soccer player 
1946
Michael Jack, British minister of state-home office 
1947
Jeff MacNelly, Puliter Prize-winning cartoonist (Shoe) 
1947
Robert Kidd, marine geoscientist 
1947
Tessa Jowell, British MP 
1948
John Ritter, Burbank California, actor (Jack-3's Company, Hearts Afire) 
1948
Patricia Kluge, Baghdad Iraq, wife of Billionaire John Kluge 
1950
Fee Waybill, Ohaha Neb, rocker (Tubes) 
1950
Narendra Modi, Indian politician 
1950
Chris Heister, Swedish politician 
1950
Lawrence Anthony, Johannesberg, South Africa, conservationist and author, (d. 2012) 
1951
Cassandra Peterson, [Elvira], KS, actress (Echo Park, Elvira) 
1952
Steve Sanders, Richland Ga, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira) 
1953
Altaf Hussain, Pakistani politician and founder of MQM 
1954
Joël-François Durand, French composer 
1955
Rita Rudner, comedienne (Funny People) 
1955
Scott William Simpson, San Diego CA, PGA golfer (1987 US Open) 
1955
Koralia Karanti, Greek actress 
1955
Charles Martinet, American actor 
1956
Thad Bosley. American major league baseball player 
1956
Brian Andreas, American writer, sculptor, painter and publisher 
1957
David Bintley, choreographer 
1958
Daniel Nunez, Cuba, weightlifter (Olympic-gold-1980) 
1959
Hank Ilesic, Edmonton, CFL punter, place kicker (Edmonton, Toronto) 
1960
Hank Baran, San Diego California, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Won Mexican) 
1960
John Franco, Brooklyn NY, pitcher (NY Mets) 
1960
Terry Nihen, Concord Mass, playmate (December, 1983) 
1961
Pamela Ann Melroy, Palo Alto California, Major USAF/astronaut (sk:STS 92) 
1961
Ty Tabor, American guitarist and singer (King's X) 
1962
Dustin Nguyen, Saigon Vietnam, actor (Harry-21 Jump Street) 
1962
Wayne Riley, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer 
1962
Baz Luhrmann, Australian film director 
1963
Masahiro Chono, wrestler (NJPW) 
1963
Rami Saari, Israeli poet and translator 
1963
Michael Adler, American businessman 
1963
Steven Dye, English musician (Scarlet Party), (The Alan Parsons Project) 
1963
Wendy Northcutt, Author of the Darwin Awards 
1963
Amy Roloff, American reality star 
1963
James Urbaniak, American actor 
1964
Christian Conrad, actor (Charley Hannah, High Mountain Rangers) 
1964
Karen Straker, horse show jumper 
1965
Yuji Naka, Japanese video game programmer 
1965
Guy Picciotto, American musician (Rites of Spring, Fugazi) 
1965
Bryan Singer, American director 
1966
Fred Childress, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders) 
1967
Dan Dupuis, Ashcroft BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Canadian Golf) 
1967
Derek Ware, NFL tight end (Cin Bengals) 
1967
Malik Yoba, actor (NY Undercover-Det JC Williams) 
1967
Maurice Hurst, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots) 
1968
Lord Jammer, rocker (Brand Nubian) 
1968
Stacey Dillard, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants) 
1968
Suzy Cote, Santa Barbara California, actress (Samantha-Guiding Light) 
1968
Valeri Zelepukin, NHL forward (NJ Devils, Team Russia Oly-Sil-98) 
1968
Anastacia, American singer 
1968
Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece 
1969
Keith Flint, singer/musician (Prodigy) 
1969
Rob Zamuner, NHL forward (Tampa Bay Lightning, Team Canada 1998) 
1969
Ken Doherty, Irish snooker player 
1970
Al Fontenot, NFL defensive end (Chic Bears) 
1970
Ashley Ambrose, NFL cornerback (Indianapolis Colts) 
1970
Mark Brunell, NFL quarterback (Jacksonville Jaguars) 
1970
Wolfgang Kromp, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998) 
1971
Annika Duckmark, Miss Universe-Sweden (1996) 
1971
David Hynes, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics-1996) 
1971
Octus Polk, NFL guard (Chic Bears) 
1971
Paul Janssen, soccer player (Fortuna S, NAC) 
1972
Allen Williams, NFL running back (Detroit Lions) 
1972
Darrius Johnson, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32) 
1972
Bobby Lee, American comedian 
1973
David Reid, Phila, light middleweight boxer (Olympics-gold-96) 
1973
Demis Nikolaidis, Greek footballer 
1973
Ada Choi, Hong Kong actress 
1974
Bas Leferink, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles) 
1974
Jason Hewitt, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996) 
1974
Rasheed Wallace, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers) 
1974
Tormod Granheim, Norwegian adventurer 
1974
Mirah, American musician 
1975
Jimmie Johnson, American race car driver 
1975
Austin St. John, American actor 
1975
Constantine Maroulis, American singer 
1976
Jonathan Nichols, Wilmington Del, dance skater (& Tami Tyler) 
1976
Trincy Low, Miss Malaysia Universe (1997) 
1977
Becky Turner, Marietta Ga, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96) 
1977
Latoya Warning, Suriname 4th Miss Teenager (1993) 
1977
Tony Goskowicz, Wauwautosa Wis, short track skater (Olympics-1994) 
1977
Simone Perrotta, Italian football player 
1978
Shawn Horcoff, Canadian ice hockey player 
1979
Steffen Algreen, Danish footballer 
1979
Akin Ayodele, American football player 
1979
Chuck Comeau, Canadian musician (Simple Plan) 
1980
Asashoryu Akinori, Mongolian sumo wrestler (born as Dolgorsuren Dagvador) 
1980
Danny Haren, American baseball player 
1981
Bakari Koné, Ivorian footballer 
1981
Casey Janssen, American baseball player 
1981
Francis Manioru, Solomon Islander sprinter 
1981
Jonathan Radtke, American musician (Kill Hannah) 
1982
Hope Larson, American illustrator and cartoonist 
1982
Garth Murray, Canadian ice hockey player 
1983
Jennifer Peña, American singer 
1984
Eugenia Volodina, Russian supermodel 
1985
Alexander Ovechkin, Russian hockey player 
1985
Brendan Clarke, Irish Soccer Player with St. Patrick's Athletic 
1985
Jon Walker, American musician (Panic at the Disco) 
1985
Tomáš Berdych, Czech tennis player 
1985
Mason Raymond, Canadian ice hockey player 
1986
Landry Mulemo, Belgian footballer 
1986
Dimitrios Regas, Greek sprinter 
1987
Paul Huntington, English footballer 
1991
Jordan McCoy, American entertainer 
1994
Taylor Ware, American yodeler 
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