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Notable Birthdays on September 2nd

1877Frederick Soddy, Eastbourne, England, chemist, Nobel laureate, (d. 1956)

1952[James] Jimmy Connors, St. Louis Illinois, US tennis champion (US Open-78, 82, 83 Wimbledon-74, 82)

1966Salma Hayek, Veracruz, Mexico, actress (Desparado)

1965Lennox Lewis, London England, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988, WBC boxing champ)

September 2nd Birthdays
Date Event
1243
Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford, English politician (d. 1295) 
1548
Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (d. 1616) 
1661
Georg Bohm, German organist/composer 
1675
William Somervile, English poet (d. 1742) 
1716
Johann Trier, composer 
1731
Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Olint und Sophronia) 
1750
Pehr Frigel, composer 
1753
Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, queen of France (d. 1810) 
1763
Caroline von Schelling, [Michaelis], German author 
1778
Leopold FJJJ van Sassen Ysselt, Dutch politician 
1778
Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland (d. 1846) 
1798
Thomas Holliday Hicks, (Union Gov) died in 1865 
1805
Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (d. 1851) 
1810
William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (d. 1897) 
1814
Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian 
1830
William P. Frye, American politician (d. 1911) 
1837
James Harrison Wilson, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1925 
1838
Liliuokalani, [Lydia Paki], last queen of Hawaii (1891-93) 
1839
Henry George, land reformer/writer (Progress & Poverty) 
1840
Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros) 
1847
Roger Wolcott, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1900) 
1850
Albert Spaulding, baseball player/founded Spaulding sports company 
1850
Eugene Field, author/journalist (Little Boy Blue) 
1850
Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (d. 1919) 
1852
Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (d. 1935) 
1853
Wilhelm Ostwald, Germany, physical chemist (Nobel 1909) 
1854
Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (d. 1910) 
1856
Yang Hsiu-ch'ing, commander in chief of Taiping Rebellion 
1857
Thomas Groube, Australian cricketer (d. 1927) 
1862
Franjo Krežma, Croatian violinist (d. 1881) 
1866
Hiram Johnson, (Gov-Progressive-Cal) 
1870
Marie Ault, [Mary Cragg], Wigan England 
1870
Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (d. 1947) 
1877
Frederick Soddy, Eastbourne, England, chemist, Nobel laureate, (d. 1956) 
1878
Werner von Blomberg, German minister of Reichswehr 
1879
An Jung-geun, Korean nationalist and assassin of Itō Hirobumi (d. 1910) 
1883
Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, "The Red Archduchess" (d. 1963) 
1884
Frank Laubach, Benton Pa, educator, taught reading through phonetics 
1892
Felix Wolfes, composer 
1894
Joseph Roth, Austria, journalist/writer (Hotel Savoy) 
1901
Andreas Embirikos, Greek surrealist poet (d. 1975) 
1901
Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (d. 1977) 
1904
Vera Vague, [Barbara Jo Allen], NYC, actress (Follow the Leader) 
1908
Barbara Jo Allen, NYC, actress (Ice Capades Revue, Rosie the Riveter) 
1910
Bruce Boyce, singer/teacher 
1911
Eileen Way, actress (Les Miserables, Rainbow, Vikings, Assassin) 
1911
Rene Amengual, composer 
1911
Romare Bearden, African American painter (d. 1988) 
1912
Johan Daisne, [Herman Thiery], Belgian writer (magic realism) 
1912
Ernest Bromley, Australian cricketer (d. 1967) 
1913
Bill Shankly, English Football Manager (d. 1981) 
1914
Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist 
1914
Tom Glazer, American folk singer and songwriter (d. 2003) 
1915
Dai-Keong Lee, composer 
1915
Hans Joachim Koellreutter, composer 
1915
Meinhardt Raabe, actor, notable as Munchkin Coroner on The Wizard of Oz 
1915
Benjamin Aaron, American labor law expert (d. 2007) 
1916
Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, winner of more than 141 US tennis titles 
1916
Penny Santon, Greenwich Village NY, actress (Roll Out, Matt Houston) 
1917
Cleveland Amory, Nahant Mass, conservationist/TV reviewer (TV Guide) 
1917
Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist (developed bossa nova) 
1918
Allen Drury, author (Advise & Consent-1960 Pulitzer Prize) 
1918
Laurindo Almeida, composer/guitarist 
1918
Martha Mitchell, wife of Attorney General John Mitchell 
1919
Gideon William Waldrop, composer 
1919
Marge Champion, Los Angeles California, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show) 
1923
Rene Thom, French mathematician (d. 2002) 
1924
Daniel arap Moi, President of Kenya 
1925
Ronnie Stevens, London England, actor (Rodney-Dick & Duchess) 
1925
Hugo Montenegro, American composer and bandleader (d. 1981) 
1927
Francis Matthews, British actor (On the Bowery, Paul Temple) 
1927
Leonard Katzman, TV producer 
1927
Trudi Jochum-Beiser, Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1952) 
1927
Tzvi Avni, composer 
1928
Miloslav Istvan, composer 
1928
Peter Mansfield, writer 
1929
Hal Ashby, American film director (d. 1988) 
1930
Andrey Pavlovich Petrov, composer 
1931
Alan K Simpson, minority whip (Sen-R-WY, 1979- ) 
1931
Pierre Huyskens, Dutch radio host 
1933
Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor, (d. 2012) 
1934
Michael Sahl, composer 
1934
Hilla Becher (née Wobeser), Potsdam Germany, German artist, worked collaboratively with Bernd Becher her husband 
1935
Jim Moody, (Rep-D-WI, 1983- ) 
1936
David Leonard Blake, composer 
1936
Joan Kennedy, 1st wife of Mass Senator, Ted 
1936
Andrew Grove, American computer chip manufacturer 
1937
Peter Ueberroth, organized LA Olympics (1984)/baseball commissioner 
1937
Derek Fowlds, British actor 
1938
Glyn Worsnip, broadcaster 
1939
Bobby Purify, rocker 
1939
Robert Lee Dickey, US singer (I'm your puppet) 
1939
Sam Gooden, Chattanooga Tenn, rock vocalist (Impressions-Gypsy Woman) 
1940
Beverly Sanders, Hollywood California, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey) 
1940
Jimmy Clanton, Baton Rogue, La, rock vocalist (Just a Dream) 
1940
Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist 
1941
Tommy Aycock, Edinburg TX, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas Senior-5th) 
1943
Glenn Sather, NHL coach (Edmonton Oiler) 
1943
Joe Simon, US singer (Power of Love) 
1943
Rosalind Ashford, Detroit, rock vocalist (Martha Reeve & Vandellas) 
1944
Claude Nicollier, Vevey Switzerland, astronaut (STS 61-K, 46, 61, 75) 
1946
Luis Avalos, Havana Cuba, actor (Condo, E/R, I Had 3 Wives) 
1946
Marty Grebb, Chicago, rocker (Buckinghams) 
1946
Billy Preston, Houston, Texas, American soul musician/singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show) 
1947
Richard Coughlan, English drummer and percussionist (Caravan), (d. 2013) 
1948
Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe, teacher/astronaut (STS 25) 
1948
Terry Bradshaw, NFL QB (Pittsburgh Steelers)/announcer (CBS, FOX) 
1949
Albert West[laken], Dutch singer (Dumb Willie) 
1950
Rosanna DeSoto, American actress 
1950
Michael Rother, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Cluster) 
1950
Yuen Wah, Chinese actor and stuntman 
1951
Mark Harmon, Burbank California, actor (Dr Caldwell-St Elsewhere) 
1951
Michael Gray, Chicago Ill, actor (Ronnie-Brian Keith Show) 
1951
Mike Kaminsky, rocker 
1951
Jim DeMint, American politician 
1952
Earl Pomeroy, (Rep-D-North Dakota) 
1952
[James] Jimmy Connors, St. Louis Illinois, US tennis champion (US Open-78, 82, 83 Wimbledon-74, 82) 
1953
Gerhard P J Thiele, Brenz Germany, astronaut 
1953
Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander and a war hero (d. 2001) 
1953
John Zorn, American musician 
1955
Linda Purl, Greenwich Ct, actress (Gloria-Happy Days, Matlock) 
1956
Mario Tremblay, Canadian hockey player and coach 
1956
Angelo Fusco, Provisional Irish Republican Army member 
1957
Steve Porcaro, LA Cal, rock keyboards/vocalist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa) 
1957
Tony Alva, American skateboarder 
1958
Marlene Janssen, Rock Island Ill, playmate (Nov, 1982) 
1959
Esther Oosterbeek, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots) 
1959
Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil 
1960
Eric Dickerson, Texas, NFL halfback (LA Rams, Colts/2,105 yds in 1984) 
1960
Rex Hudler, Tempe AZ, outfielder (NY Yankees, California Angels) 
1960
Kristin Halvorsen, Norwegian politician 
1960
John S. Hall, American poet and spoken-word artist 
1961
Jeff Russell, Cincinnatti OH, pitcher (Texas Rangers) 
1961
Carlos Valderrama, Colombian footballer 
1962
Prachya Pinkaew, Thai film director 
1962
Eugenio Derbez, Mexican comedian and actor 
1962
Jon Berkeley, author and illustrator 
1963
Sam Mitchell, NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves) 
1964
Keanu Reeves, Beirut, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Speed) 
1965
Doug Linton, Santa Ana CA, pitcher (KC Royals) 
1965
Lennox Lewis, London England, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988, WBC boxing champ) 
1965
Partho Sen-Gupta, Indian filmmaker 
1966
Salma Hayek, Veracruz, Mexico, actress (Desparado) 
1966
Dino Cazares, American musician 
1966
Olivier Panis, French race car driver 
1966
Tuc Watkins, American actor 
1967
Andreas Möller, German footballer 
1968
Ricardo de Jongh, soccer player (Dordrecht '90) 
1968
Cynthia Watros, American actress 
1969
Mark Brettschneider, Cincinnati Oh, actor (Jason-One Life to Live) 
1969
Russell Freeman, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders) 
1969
Shani Waugh, Bunbury Aust, LPGA golfer (Aust sub-jr champ-1986, 87) 
1969
Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, American singer 
1969
Chris Kuzneski, American bestselling author 
1969
Stephen Peall, Zimbabwean cricketer 
1971
Rich Aurilia, Brooklyn NY, infielder (SF Giants) 
1971
Shauna Sand, San Diego California, actress (Renegade) 
1971
Tommy Maddox, NFL quarterback (NY Giants) 
1971
Kjetil André Aamodt, Norwegian skier 
1971
Pawan Kalyan, Indian actor 
1971
Tom Steels, Belgian cyclist 
1972
James Willis, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles) 
1972
Katarina Studenikova, Bratislava Slovak Rep, tennis star 
1973
Matthew Dunn, Leeton NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96) 
1973
Jason Blake, American hockey player 
1974
Jason Lawson, NBA center (Orlando Magic) 
1974
Karina Wieland, Australian rower (Olympics-96) 
1974
Daniel Southworth, American actor and stunt performer 
1976
Phil Lipscomb, American musician (Taproot) 
1976
Erin Hershey, American actress. 
1977
Ramiro Muñoz, Colombian musician 
1977
Frédéric Kanouté, Malian footballer 
1979
Tomer Ben Yosef, Israeli footballer 
1979
Ron Ng, Hong Kong actor 
1980
Ashley Witmer, Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA (1997) 
1980
Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese racing driver 
1980
Dany Sabourin, French Canadian Goaltender in the National Hockey League 
1981
Katie Teft, Grand Rapids Mich, gymnast (Olympics-96) 
1981
Fariborz Kamkari, Iranian film director/producer 
1981
Chris Tremlett, English cricketer 
1981
Bracha van Doesburgh, Dutch actress 
1982
Joey Barton, English footballer 
1982
Mandy Cho, Hong Kong actress 
1982
Jason Hammel, American baseball player 
1983
Mark Foster, English rugby player 
1984
Jack Peñate, English/Spanish singer 
1987
Spencer Smith, American musician (Panic at the Disco) 
1988
Ishant Sharma, Indian Cricketer 
1989
Alexandre Pato, Brazilian footballer 
1989
Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (d. 2008) 
1990
Marcus Ericsson, Swedish Racing Driver 
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