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Notable Birthdays on September 18th

53Trajan, ancient Hispania, XIII Roman Emperor, (Trajan's Forum), (d. 117)

1961James Gandolfini, Westwood New Jersey, American actor (Tony Soprano)

1895John Diefenbaker, Neustadt Ontario, 13th Canadian PM (C) (1957-63)

1933Scotty Bowman, Montreal Quebec, NHL player/coach (Montreal Canadians/Detroit Red Wings)

1905Greta Garbo, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille), (d. 1990)

1971Lance Armstrong, Plano Texas, American road cyclist (7 Tour de France wins) barred from sport for using banned drugs

September 18th Birthdays
Date Event
53
Trajan, ancient Hispania, XIII Roman Emperor, (Trajan's Forum), (d. 117) 
1344
Marie Valois, Princess of France (d. 1404) 
1434
Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1467) 
1574
Claudio Achillini, Italian lawyer/poet 
1587
Francesca Caccini, Italian composer (d. circa 1640) 
1636
Pietro Sanmartini, composer 
1676
Eberhard Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1733) 
1684
Johann Gottfried Walther, Erfurt Germany, composer/Musicographer 
1709
Samuel Johnson, Lichfield Staffordshire, England, lexicographer/writer (Boswell's Tour Guide) 
1713
Jean Allamand, French theologist/natural philosopher 
1733
George Read, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence) 
1750
Tomas de Iriarte, Spanish writer (Fabulas Literarias) 
1752
Adrien-Marie Lagendre, mathematician, worked on elliptic integrals 
1752
Johann Anton Sulzer, composer 
1765
Oliver Holden, composer 
1772
Martin-Pierre Dalvimare, composer 
1779
Joseph Story, Mass, 19th Supreme Court justice (1812-45) 
1786
Justinus AC Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer 
1787
Johann D Passavant, German historian/painter/graphic artist 
1805
Robert Cowdin, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1874 
1812
Herschel Vespasian Johnson, American politician (d. 1880) 
1815
Henry Constantine Wayne, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) 
1818
Marcellus Augustus Stovall, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) 
1837
Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, (Portuguese) Archbishop of Goa (d. 1880) 
1838
Anton Mauve, painter/graphic artist/cousin of Vincent Van Gogh 
1859
John L. Bates, 41st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946) 
1859
Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher (d. 1940) 
1860
Alberto Franchetti, composer 
1863
Hermann Kutter, Swiss Christ-social theologist 
1870
Clark Wissler, anthropologist (American Indian) 
1874
Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Vises Sten) 
1875
Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (d.1945) 
1876
Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Pesme) 
1876
James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1953) 
1877
Jozef de Voght, Flemish priest/songwriter (Under the Snow) 
1883
Lord Berners, [Gerald Tyrwhitt], England, composer (1st Childhood) 
1885
Abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer 
1889
Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (d. 1970) 
1890
Vladimir Ambros, composer 
1893
Arthur Benjamin, Sydney Australia, composer (Jamaican Rumba) 
1893
William March, [Campbell], US, writer (Company K) 
1895
John Diefenbaker, Neustadt Ontario, 13th Canadian PM (C) (1957-63) 
1895
Tomoji Tanabe, the oldest man in the world as of June 2007 
1897
John Mens, writer (People Without Money) 
1897
Pablo Sorozabal Marialcurrena, composer 
1901
Harold Clurman, producer/director (Deadline at Dawn) 
1905
Agnes De Mille, NYC, choreographer (Oklahoma) 
1905
Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Oakland California, actor (Jack Benny Show) 
1905
Greta Garbo, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille), (d. 1990) 
1906
Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli) [OS=Sept 5] 
1907
Edwin M McMillan, US, physicist/discoverer plutonium (Nobel prize) 
1908
Viktor A Ambartsoemjan, Russian astronomer (Stalin Prize 1946, 50) 
1910
Henri A Cornelis, gov-general Belgian Congo/Rwanda-Urundi 
1910
Josef Tal, composer 
1910
Leon Stein, composer 
1911
Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1976) 
1912
Kurt Lotz, German business executive, second postwar CEO of Volkswagen (d. 2005) 
1914
Jack Cardiff, British film director 
1915
Hetta Empson, artist 
1915
Ronald Ogden, engineer 
1916
John J Rhodes, (Rep-R-Az) 
1916
Rossano Brazzi, Bolognia Italy, actor/director (Antaeus-Survivors) 
1916
Frank Bell, British educator (d. 1989) 
1917
Alan Ande Anderson, opera director 
1917
Gerrit Borgers, literature 
1918
John Berger, politician 
1920
Jack Warden, Newark NJ, actor (NYPD, Crazy Like a Fox, Norby) 
1922
Grayson Hall, American actress (d. 1985) 
1922
Ray Steadman-Allen, English composer 
1923
J T Mellema, Boer politician (CHU) 
1923
Peter Smithson, English architect (d. 2003) 
1923
Queen Anne of Romania 
1924
Zelda Fichandler, Boston, theater director/producer (Raisin, K2) 
1925
Harvey Haddix, baseball pitcher (pitched perfect game into 12th) 
1926
Bud Greenspan, documentary maker (Olympic Games) 
1926
Bob Toski, American golfer 
1927
Gerlando Alberti, Palermo, Italy, Sicilian Mafioso (Ciaculli massacre, 1963, 'Mafia! What is that? A kind of cheese'), (d. 2012) 
1928
Adam Walacinski, composer 
1928
Phyllis Kirk, Syracuse NY, actress (Thin Man, Red Button's Show) 
1929
June Rosemary Fisher, teacher/trade unionist 
1929
Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player 
1932
Jack Mullaney, Pitts Pa, actor (My Living Doll, It's About Time) 
1932
Nikolai N Rukavishnikov, Siberia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 10, 16, 33) 
1932
Valery Viktorovich Ryumin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32/34, 35/37) 
1933
Jimmie Rodgers, WA, singer/guitarist (Jimmie Rodgers Show, Honey Comb) 
1933
Manfred Niehaus, composer 
1933
Robert Blake, Nutley NJ, (Baretta, Little Rascals, Coast to Coast) 
1933
Robert F Bennett, (Sen-R Utah) 
1933
Scotty Bowman, Montreal Quebec, NHL player/coach (Montreal Canadians/Detroit Red Wings) 
1933
Valentina Ponomaryova, Moscow, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok 6 backup) 
1937
Norman Dinnerstein, composer 
1939
Bob Whittaker, (Rep-R-KS, 1979- ) 
1939
Fred Willard, Ohio, comedian (Fernwood 2 Night, Real People) 
1939
Naresh Kumar Sohal, composer 
1939
Jorge Sampaio, President of Portugal 
1940
Frankie Avalon, Phila, actor (Beach movies)/singer (Venus) 
1941
Clive Burton, neuropathologist 
1941
Haflidi Magnus Hallgrimmson, composer 
1941
Mariangela Melato, Milan Italy, actress (Flash Gordon, Summer Night) 
1942
Koos van den Berg, Dutch MP (SGP) 
1942
Alex Stepney, English football goalkeeper 
1943
Michael Vetter, composer 
1944
Charles Lacy Veach, Chicago Illinois, astronaut (STS 39, STS 52) 
1944
Michael Franks, rocker 
1944
Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006) 
1946
Alan "Bam" King, rocker 
1946
Nicholas Clay, English actor (d. 2000) 
1946
Otis Sistrunk, American football player 
1947
Hans Vermeulen, singer/guitarist (Sandy Coast) 
1947
Giancarlo Minardi, Italian motor racing team boss 
1948
Ken Brett, American baseball player (d. 2003) 
1949
Jim McCrery, (Rep-R-Louisiana) 
1949
Kerry Livgren, Kansas, rock guitarist (Kansas) 
1949
Mo Mowlam, British politician (d. 2005) 
1949
Peter Shilton, English footballer 
1949
Billy Drago, American actor 
1950
Helene Weijel, author (In the Street Without a Coat) 
1950
Mike Hossack, Patterson NJ, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers), (d. 2012) 
1950
Shabana Azmi, Indian actress 
1950
Darryl Sittler, Kitchener Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player 
1951
Dee Dee Ramone, Virg, [Douglas Colvin], rock bassist (Ramones) 
1951
Benjamin Carson, American neurosurgeon 
1951
Marc Surer, Swiss motor racing driver 
1952
Rick Pitino, American basketball coach 
1953
Betsy Boze née: Vogel, American academic 
1954
Murtaza Bhutto, politician 
1954
Takao Doi, Tokyo Japan, astronaut (STS 87) 
1954
Tommy Tuberville, American football coach 
1955
Jeana Tomasino, Milwaukee Wis, playmate (Nov, 1980) 
1955
Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor (d. 2006) 
1956
Peter Šťastný, Slovak ice hockey player 
1956
Chris Hedges, American journalist and author 
1958
John Aldridge, Irish footballer 
1958
Don Geronimo, American radio personality 
1959
Ryne Sandberg, Spokane WA, infielder (Chicago Cubs) 
1959
Ian Arkwright, English footballer 
1959
Mark Romanek, American filmmaker 
1960
Karim Rashid, Egyptian/English industrial designer 
1961
Jensen Buchanan, Montgomery Ala, actress (Vicky/Marley-Another World) 
1961
Sharon Barrett, San Diego, LPGA golfer (1993 Nabisco Dinah Shore-22nd) 
1961
James Gandolfini, Westwood New Jersey, American actor (Tony Soprano) 
1962
Joanne Catherall, Sheffield England, rock vocalist (Human League) 
1962
John Fashanu, English footballer 
1963
Rich Weiss, Munich Germany, US slalom single kayak (Olympics-6th-96) 
1963
Rob Brettle, British historian 
1963
Jim Pocklington, British racing driver 
1964
Holly Robinson, Phila, actress (21 Jump Street) 
1964
Marco Masini, Italian entertainer 
1966
Isabelle Demongeot, Gassin France, tennis star 
1966
Spike, guitarist (Ian Spice Breathe, Flash Cadillac) [or Feb 4] 
1967
Ricky Bell, Boston Mass, rock vocalist (New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe) 
1967
Tara Fitzgerald, Sussex England, actress (Siren) 
1968
Toni Kukoc, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls) 
1968
Cappadonna, American rapper 
1969
Robert Coons, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills) 
1970
Everett Lindsay, NFL guard/center (Minnesota Vikings) 
1970
Gary Rogers, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders) 
1970
Michela Rocco, Udine Italy, Miss Italy (1987) 
1970
Mike Compton, NFL center/guard (Detroit Lions) 
1970
Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (d. 1993) 
1970
Aisha Tyler, American actress and comedian 
1971
Jada Pinkett, actress (Jason's Lyric, Menace II Society) 
1971
Kate Starre, Armadale Australia, field hockey utility (Olympics-96) 
1971
Lance Armstrong, Plano Texas, American road cyclist (7 Tour de France wins) barred from sport for using banned drugs 
1971
Oleg Ladik, Kiev Ukraine, Canadian 100 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96) 
1971
Ron Childs, NFL linebacker (NO Saints) 
1971
Anna Netrebko, Russian opera singer 
1972
Francois Gesthuizen, soccer player (PSV, NAC) 
1972
Michael Landes, actor (American Summer) 
1972
Richard Huntley, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons) 
1972
Brigitte Becue, Belgian swimmer 
1972
David Jefferies, British motorcycle racer (d. 2003) 
1973
Paul Brousseau, Canadian ice hockey player 
1973
James Marsden, American actor 
1973
Ami Onuki, Japanese singer (Puffy AmiYumi) 
1973
Mark Shuttleworth, South African entrepreneur 
1974
Sol Campbell, English footballer 
1974
Ticha Penicheiro, Portuguese basketball player 
1974
Xzibit, American rapper 
1975
Kanstantsin Lukashyk, Belarusian pistol shooter 
1975
Jason Sudeikis, American actor and comedian 
1975
"Habacuc" Guillermo Vargas, Costa Rican artist 
1976
Gabriel Gervais, Canadian football player 
1977
Li Tie, Chinese footballer 
1977
Kieran West, British oarsman 
1978
Shelly Moore, Miss Teen USA (Tennessee, 1997) 
1978
Augustine Simo, Cameroonian footballer 
1978
Pilar López de Ayala, Spanish actress 
1979
Alison Lohman, American actress 
1979
Daniel Aranzubia, Spanish footballer 
1980
Avi Strool, Israeli footballer 
1980
Charles Hedger - British musician (Cradle of Filth) 
1980
Chris Tarrant, Australian football player 
1981
Jennifer Tisdale, American actress and model 
1983
Kevin Doyle, Irish footballer 
1984
Anthony Gonzalez, American football player 
1986
Keeley Hazell, British model 
1988
Annette Obrestad, Norwegian poker player 
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