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Notable Birthdays on September 19th

1948Jeremy Irons, Isle of Wight, England, actor (Reversal of Fortune, The Lion KIng)

1749Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (The History of Astronomy), (d. 1822)

86Antoninus Pius, Lanuvium, 15th Roman emperor (138-161)

1911William Golding, Cornwall England, novelist (Lord of the Flies-Nobel 1983), (d. 1993)

September 19th Birthdays
Date Event
86
Antoninus Pius, Lanuvium, 15th Roman emperor (138-161) 
866
Leo VI Sophos, Byzantine Emperor (886-912)/writer (Problematica) 
1377
Albert IV, Duke of Austria (d. 1404) 
1551
Henry III, duke of Anjou/king of Poland/France (1573/4-89) 
1655
Jan Luyts, Netherlands, scholar/physicist/mathematician/astronomer 
1705
Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/band master 
1714
Charles Humphreys, American delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1786) 
1737
Charles Carroll, signed Decl of Ind 
1749
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (The History of Astronomy), (d. 1822) 
1754
John Ross Key, commissioned officer in the Continental Army, judge, lawyer and the father of Francis Scott Key (d. 1821) 
1759
William Kirby, English entomologist (d. 1850) 
1769
Joseph Comb, missionary to Molukkas 
1770
Johann G Repsold, German instrument maker 
1778
Henry Peter Brougham, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1868) 
1796
Hartley Coleridge, English poet (d. 1849) 
1799
René Caillé, French explorer (d. 1838) 
1800
William Wister McKean, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1865 
1802
Louis Kossuth, Hungary, President of Hungary (1849) 
1803
Maria Anna of Savoy, Empress of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1884) 
1811
Orson Pratt, American religious leader (d. 1881) 
1822
Joseph Rodman West, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
1824
Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf, composer 
1828
Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1880) 
1837
Adolf Gustaw Sonnenfeld, composer 
1862
Adeline De Walt Reynolds, Benton County IA, actress (Son of Dracula) 
1867
Arthur Rackham, England, artist/illustrator (Grimm's Fairy Tales) 
1871
Fritz Schaudinn, German animal expert (examined syphilis) 
1882
Paul-Marie Masson, composer 
1882
Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom (d. 1965) 
1887
Lovie Austin, American jazz pianist (d. 1972) 
1887
Lynne Overman, American actor (d. 1943) 
1888
Porter Hall, Cincinnati OH, actor (Half-Breed, Double Indenity) 
1888
J. W. Alexander, American mathematician (d. 1971) 
1889
Ernest Truex, KC Mo, actor (Pop-Pete & Gladys, Mr Peepers) 
1889
Sarah Delany, author/teacher 
1894
Cornelis Rijnsdorp, writer (Kings Children) 
1898
Giuseppe Saragat, president of Italy (1964-71) 
1900
Ricardo Cortez [Jacob Krantz], New York City, New York, American actor and director (The Maltese Falcon) 
1900
Solomon Pimsleur, composer 
1901
Joseph Pasternak, film producer (Anchors Aweigh, Date With Judy) 
1902
James Van Alen, created Simplified Scoring System for tennis 
1902
Pieter John Bouman, sociologist/historian 
1904
Bergen Evans, Ohio, English professor ($64,000 Question) 
1904
Karen Aabye, Danish author (Less bedstemor there jomfru) 
1905
Betty Garde, Phila, actress (Aggie-Real McCoys) 
1905
James Holland, artist/exhibition organiser 
1905
Leon Jaworski, American Watergate scandal special prosecutor (d. 1982) 
1906
Dalibor Cyril Vackar, composer 
1906
Massimo Freccia, composer 
1907
Lewis F Powell Jr, Va, Supreme Court justice (1972-87) 
1908
Mika Waltari, novelist (Egyptian) 
1908
Tatsuo Shimabuku, founder of Isshinryu Karate (d. 1975) 
1909
Ferry Porsche, Austrian automobile pioneer (d. 1998) 
1910
Margaret Lindsay, Dubuque Iowa, actress (Take a Guess) 
1911
Gustaf Allan Pettersson, composer 
1911
Weldon Hart, composer 
1911
William Golding, Cornwall England, novelist (Lord of the Flies-Nobel 1983), (d. 1993) 
1912
Kurt Sanderling, Arys Germany, conductor (E Berlin Symph 1960-77) 
1912
Emma "Nono" Batenburg, actress (Noah) 
1913
Frances Farmer, Seattle Washington, actress (Son of Fury, Among the Living) 
1914
Rogers Morton, Louisville Ky, US Secretary of Interior (1968-75) 
1915
Germán Valdés, Mexican actor, singer and comedian (d. 1973) 
1917
Joe Pasternak, Transylvania Hungary, producer (Spinout, Big City) 
1919
Blanche Thebom, Monessen Penn, mezzo-soprano (Amneris-Aida) 
1919
Harry Shorto, linguist 
1920
Karen Khachiturian, composer 
1921
Billy Ward, US songwriter/singer/pianist/arranger (Dominoes) 
1921
Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator & writer (d. 1997) 
1922
Catherine Mary Hall, nurse 
1922
Damon [Francis] Knight, US, sci-fi author (CV, Beyond the Barrier) 
1922
Dana Zatopek, Czechoslavakia, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1952) 
1922
Emil Zatopek, Czechoslavakia, 5K/10K/marathon (Olympic-gold-1952) 
1924
Ernest Tomlinson, composer 
1926
Arthur Wills, composer 
1926
Edwin "Duke" Snider, Bkln Dodger centerfielder (406 HRs) 
1926
Lurieen Wallace, (Gov-D-Ala, 1966-68) 
1926
Pierre Janssen, art museum director 
1926
James Lipton, American actor, writer and host of Inside the Actors Studio 
1927
William Hickey, Brooklyn, New York, American actor (Prizzi's Honor, The Nightmare Before Christmas) 
1927
Rosemary Harris, English actress 
1928
Adam West, Walla Walla Wash, actor (Batman, Last Precinct) 
1929
10th duke of Richmond, English large landowner/art collector 
1929
Margaret S Roukema, (Rep-R-New Jersey, 1981- ) 
1929
Timothy Colman, Engl manufacturer/multi-millionaire (Reckitt & Colman) 
1930
Muhal Richard Abrams, composer 
1930
Rosemary Harris, Ashby Suffolk England, actress (Holocaust) 
1930
Antonio Margheriti, Italian filmmaker (d. 2002) 
1930
Bullett Bob Turley, Troy, Illinois, MLB pitcher (World Series MVP, 1958), (d. 2013) 
1931
Brook Benton, soul vocalist (Rainy Night in Georgia) 
1931
Ray Danton, NYC, actor/director (Longest Day, Psychic Killer) 
1931
Jean-Claude Carrière, French screenwriter and actor 
1932
Mike Royko, Chicago, journalist (Chic Daily News)/author (Boss) 
1933
David McCallum, Glasgow Scot, actor (Ilyla Kuryakin-Man From UNCLE) 
1934
Brian Epstein, rock manager (Beatles) 
1935
Esmond Bulmer, English cider brewer/Conservative Lower house leader 
1935
Nick Massi, Newark NJ, rocker (4 Seasons-Sherry) 
1935
Robert Kruger, (Sen-D Texas) 
1935
Thomas W Ewing, (Rep-R-Illinois) 
1935
Benjamin Hacker, American naval aviator (d. 2003) 
1936
Al Oerter, Astoria NY, discus thrower (Olympics-gold-56, 60, 64, 68) 
1937
Abner Haynes, American football player 
1938
Zygmunt Krauze, composer 
1940
Bill Medley, Santa Ana Cal, rocker (Righteous Bros-Up Where We Belong) 
1940
Paul Williams, Omaha NE, singer/composer/actor (Planet of the Apes) 
1940
Sylvia Tyson, rocker 
1941
"Mama" Cass Elliot, Balt Maryland, rock vocalist (Mamas & The Papas) 
1941
Jim Fox, England, pentathlete (Olympics-1972) 
1941
Umberto Bossi, Italian politician 
1942
Freda Payne, Detroit Michigan, American singer and actress 
1943
Chris Joyce, photographer 
1943
Christi Haas, Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1964) 
1943
Joe Morgan, Bonham, Texas, American MLB 2nd baseman (Reds)/commentator (ESPN) 
1944
Ard Schenk, 500, 1500, 5000k speed skater (Olympics-gold-1972) 
1944
Anders Björck, Swedish politician 
1944
Jean Succar Kuri, Lebanese-born Mexican businessman 
1945
David Bromberg, Phila, musician (Demon in Disguise) 
1945
Jane Blalock, Portsmouth NH, LPGA golfer (1972 Colgate-Dinah Shore 
1945
Randolph Mantooth, Sacramento California, actor (Emergency, Loving) 
1946
Hans van de Berg, actor (Ciske the Rat) 
1946
John Coghlan, London, rock drummer (Status Quo) 
1946
Brian Henton, English racing driver 
1947
Lol Creme, [Lawrence Creme], England, rock vocalist/guitarist (10cc) 
1947
Larry Brown, NFL runningback (3rd to rush over 4,000 yards) 
1947
Steve Bartlett, (Rep-R-TX, 1983- ) 
1947
Tanith Lee, UK, sci-fi author (Don't Bite the Sun) 
1948
Jeremy Irons, Isle of Wight, England, actor (Reversal of Fortune, The Lion KIng) 
1948
Michael Cooper, SF California, sodomizer (FBI Most Wanted List) 
1948
Nadezhda Tkachenko, USSR, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1980) 
1948
Mihai Timofti, Director, actor, musician from Moldova-Chisinau 
1949
Twiggy Lawson, [Leslie Hornby], England, model/actress (Boyfriend, W) 
1949
Barry Scheck, American lawyer, co-founder Innocence Project 
1950
Joan Lunden, Fair Oaks California, news host (Good Morning America) 
1950
Rudy Ramos, Lawton Oklahoma, actor (Wind-High Chaparral) 
1951
Daniel Lanois, Canadian record producer 
1952
Nile Rodgers, Bronx NY, rock guitarist (Honeydrippers) 
1952
Rhys Chatham, composer 
1952
Scott Colomby, Bkln, actor (Stash-Sons & Daughters, Szysznyk) 
1952
Bernard de Dryver, Belgian racing driver 
1952
Gunnar Hökmark, Swedish politician 
1955
Rex Smith, Jacksonville, Florida, American actor and singer (Pirates of Penzance, You Take My Breath Away) 
1955
Richard Burmer, American composer and musician (d. 2006) 
1956
Juan Manuel Fangio II, Argentine racing driver 
1957
Richard M Linnehan, Lowell Mass, astronaut (STS 78, sk: 90) 
1958
Lita Ford, London England, vocalist (Kiss Me Deadly, Runaways) 
1958
Kevin Hooks, Phila, actor (Sounder, Aaron Loves Angela) 
1958
Azumah Nelson, Ghanaian boxer 
1960
Julianna Young, Ft Campbell KY, playmate (Nov, 1993) 
1960
Loïc Bigois, French engineer 
1962
Randy Myers, Vancouver WA, pitcher (Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles) 
1962
Tonja Walker, Huntington WV, actress (Alex-One Life to Live) 
1962
Cheri Oteri, American actress and comedian 
1962
Ken Rosenthal, American sportswriter 
1963
Alessandra Martines, Italian entertainer 
1963
Jarvis Cocker, English musician (Pulp) 
1963
David Seaman, English footballer 
1964
Kim Richards, LI NY, actress (Nanny & Prof, James at 15) 
1964
Trisha Yearwood, Monticello GA, country singer (Sweetest Gift) 
1964
Patrick Marber, British playwright 
1964
Bob Papa, American sportscaster 
1965
Debbye Turner, Miss America (1990) 
1965
Katrina McClain, Charleston SC, basketball forward (Olympics-gold-96) 
1965
Alexandra Vandernoot, Belgian actress 
1965
Sabine Paturel, French singer 
1966
El Samurai, [Osamu Matsuda], wrestler (WAR/NJPW) 
1966
Michael Campbell, CFL defensive tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats) 
1966
Soledad O'Brien, American journalist 
1966
Eric Robert Rudolph, American criminal 
1966
Yoshihiro Takayama, Japanese professional wrestler 
1967
Jim Abbott, Flint, Michigan, American MLB pitcher (California Angels, NY Yankees) 
1967
Alexander Karelin, Russian wrestler 
1969
Candy Dulfer, Amsterdam Holland, saxophonist (Lily Was Here) 
1969
Alkinoos Ioannidis, Greek-Cypriot singer and composer 
1969
Tapio Wilska, Finnish singer 
1970
Antii Tormenen, Espoo FIN, NHL forward (Finland Oly-B-98, Ottawa) 
1970
Takanori Nishikawa, Japanese pop/rock singer 
1970
Victor Williams, American actor 
1971
Colleen Coyne, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98) 
1971
Jeremy Nunley, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers) 
1971
Sanaa Lathan, American actress 
1972
Amy Frazier, St Louis Mo, tennis star 
1972
David Tamburrino, Saratoga Springs NY, speed skater (Olympics-1994) 
1972
Eric van de Merwe, soccer player (Dordrecht '90) 
1972
Fred McCrary, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles) 
1973
Jeremy Jordan, singer 
1973
Nick Colgan, Irish footballer 
1973
Cristiano da Matta, Brazilian racing car driver 
1974
Victoria Silverstedt, Skelleftehamn, Västerbottens län, Swedish model (1997 Playmate of the Year) 
1974
Jimmy Fallon, American actor and comedian 
1976
La Chanda Jenkins, Miss District of Columbia USA (1996) 
1976
Alison Sweeney, American actress 
1976
Jim Ward, American musician (At the Drive-In, Sparta) 
1976
Jessica York, television personality 
1977
Ryan Dusick, American drummer (Maroon 5) 
1977
Akash Chopra, Indian cricketer 
1978
Michelle Alves, Brazilian supermodel 
1978
Nick Johnson, baseball player 
1978
Nigel Mitchell, Quizmania and Capital Disney presenter 
1978
Jorge López Montaña, Spanish footballer 
1979
Dannielle Brent, British actress 
1979
Noémie Lenoir, French supermodel and actress 
1980
Sara Quin, Canadian singer/songwriter (Tegan and Sara) 
1980
Tegan Quin, Canadian singer/songwriter (Tegan and Sara) 
1981
Damiano Cunego, Italian cyclist 
1981
Scott Baker, American baseball player 
1981
Rick DiPietro, American ice hockey player 
1982
Eleni Daniilidou, Greek tennis player 
1982
Columbus Short, American actor and choreographer 
1982
Jordan Parise, American ice hockey player 
1982
Nicole Voss, American model 
1983
Matt Wiman, American mixed martial artist 
1983
Joey Devine, American baseball player 
1983
Charlie Haeger, American baseball player 
1984
Eamon, American pop singer 
1984
Kevin Zegers, Canadian actor 
1986
Gerald Ciolek, German cyclist 
1986
Ken Gushi, Japanese racing driver 
1986
Peter Vack, American voice actor 
1987
Danielle Panabaker, American actress 
1990
Saki Fukuda, Japanese actress 
1991
Demelza Reveley, Australian model 
1994
Alex Etel, British actor 
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