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Notable Birthdays on September 20th

1948George R.R. Martin, Bayonne New Jersey, American author (A Song of Ice and Fire)

1917[Arnold] Red Auerbach, Brooklyn New York, NBA coach/GM (Boston Celtic)

1878Upton Beall Sinclair, Baltimore, Maryland, US writer (Jungle), (d. 1968)

1934Sophia Loren, Rome, actress (Desire Under the Elms, Black Orchid)

1833Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Milan, Italy, journalist/soldier/pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907), (d. 1918)

1951Guy Lafleur, Thurso Quebec, NHL right wing (Montreal, NY Rangers)

September 20th Birthdays
Date Event
1486
Arthur, Prince of Wales, son of King Henry VII of England (d. 1502) 
1593
Gottfried Scheidt, composer 
1599
Christian the Younger, German Protestant military leader (d. 1623) 
1653
Benedict Schultheiss, composer 
1663
Pirro Conte d' Albergati Capacelli, composer 
1665
Johannes van der Hagen, vicar/genealogist/chronologer 
1706
Franz Habermann, composer 
1744
Giacomo Quarenghi, Ital/Russian master builder (Hermitage Theater) 
1744
Thomas Grosvenor, American Revolutionary War hero (d. 1825) 
1746
Móric Beňovský, Slovak officer and explorer, King of Madagascar (d. 1786) 
1767
Jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia, composer 
1771
Mungo Park, Scotish explorer (Africa) 
1777
Ramon Felix Cuellar y Altarriba, composer 
1790
Francisco Acuna the Figueroa, Uruguayan poet (Toraidas) 
1791
Sergei T Aksakov, Russian writer (Semejnaja chronika) 
1795
Charles Heinrich Christoph Zeuner, composer 
1795
Peter of Limburg Brouwer, physician/classical/author 
1809
Sterline "Old Pap" Price, Major General (Confederate Army) 
1810
Alpheus Starkey Williams, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
1820
George Washington Morgan, Brigadier General (Union volunteers) 
1820
John Fulton Reynolds, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 
1832
Johann Joseph Abert, composer 
1833
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Milan, Italy, journalist/soldier/pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907), (d. 1918) 
1842
James Dewar, Scottish chemist/physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet) 
1844
William H. Illingworth, American photographer (d. 1893) 
1846
Agnes Tyrrell, composer 
1847
Sergei G Netsjajev, Russian nihilist (Catechism Revolutionary) 
1852
Edouard baron Empain, Belgian railway builder (Paris Metro) 
1853
Rama V, King of Thailand (d. 1910) 
1859
Yuan She-k'ai, Chinese general/president/dictator 
1861
Herbert Putnam, Librarian of Congress (d. 1955) 
1865
Lubor Niederle, Czech archaeologist/slavist 
1866
Gustave Doret, composer 
1869
George Robey, [George Edward Wade], comic 
1869
Marcel Cachin, co-founder (French Communistic Party) 
1872
Maurice Gamelin, French generalissimo 
1873
Robert D Wrenn, tennis champ (US Open - 1893) 
1873
Sidney Olcott, Canadian film director (d. 1949) 
1873
Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (d. 1944) 
1877
Armand Louis Joseph Marsick, composer 
1878
Upton Beall Sinclair, Baltimore, Maryland, US writer (Jungle), (d. 1968) 
1879
Jacobo Conrad, [Coco Lepol/Elias Martinus], Curacaos composer 
1879
Victor Seastrom, Silbodal Sweden, director (Wind, Under the Red Robe) 
1880
Ildebrando Pizzetti, composer 
1880
Louise Peete, American murderess (d. 1947) 
1881
Walter Kingsford, Redhill England, actor (My Favorite Blonde) 
1883
John G van Dillen, historian (Of Wealth & Oligarchists) 
1883
Maria Baers, Flemish social female worker/senator 
1884
Piotr Rytel, composer 
1884
Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher (d. 1947) 
1886
Charles Walter Stansby Williams, songwriter 
1889
Charles Reidpath, American athlete (d. 1975) 
1892
Patricia Collinge, Dublin Ireland, actress (Tender Comrade) 
1893
Hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic) 
1896
Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [NS=Oct 2] 
1897
Efim Golishev, composer 
1899
Elliot Nugent, director (And so They were Married) 
1899
Leo Strauss, German-born philosopher (d. 1973) 
1900
Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Brazil general/pres (1964-67) 
1900
Uuno Kalervo Klami, composer 
1900
Wilhelm Weismann, composer 
1901
Leo Justinus Kauffmann, composer 
1902
Cesare Zavattini, Italian screenwriter (Ladri di Biciclette) 
1902
Kermit Maynard, Vevey Ind, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup) 
1902
Stevie [Florence Margaret] Smith, Kingston upon Hull, English poet and novelist (Not Waving but Drowning) 
1906
David Sheinfeld, composer 
1908
Alexander Mitscherlich, German psychotherapist 
1908
Levon-Karapet His Holiness Vasken Baidjian, patriach of Etchmiadzin 
1910
Jacques-Baptise LeBrun, France, finn yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1932) 
1911
Frank Devol, Moundsville WV, orchestra leader (I'm Dickens He's Fenster) 
1911
Jan Mul, composer 
1911
Shriram Sharma Acharya, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1991) 
1912
Marianne Kunvari, writer 
1914
Kenneth More, England, actor (39 Steps, Doctor in the House) 
1917
[Arnold] Red Auerbach, Brooklyn New York, NBA coach/GM (Boston Celtic) 
1917
Fernando Rey, [Arambillet], La Coruna Spain, actor (Matter of Time) 
1918
Peg Phillips, actress (Ruth Ann-Northern Exposure) 
1921
Melvin "Slappy" White, comedian 
1922
David Nicolson, British businessman and politician (Chairman of BTR Industries-1969) 
1922
Frank Comstock, SD California, orchestra leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show) 
1922
William Kapell, American pianist (d. 1953) 
1923
Frances Heflin, Oklahoma City OK, actress (Mona Tyler-All My Children) 
1923
Geraldine Clinton Little, Irish-born poet (d. 1997) 
1924
Gogi Grant, [Audrey Brown], rock vocalist 
1924
James Galanos, Phila, fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1959) 
1924
John Vassall, spy/civil servant 
1925
Ananda Mahidol, King of Thailand (d. 1946) 
1925
Bobby Nunn, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 1986) 
1927
Clarice Taylor, Va, actress (Nurse Bailey-Nurse) 
1927
Rachel Roberts, Llanelly Wales, actress (Foul Play, Doctor's Wife) 
1927
Johnny Dankworth, English musician and composer 
1928
Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (d. 2000) 
1928
Donald Hall, American poet and US Poet Laureate 
1929
Anne Meara, Brooklyn New York comedian/actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place) 
1931
Cherd Songsri, Thai filmmaker (d. 2006) 
1933
Bob Banas, NYC, choreographer (Malibu U, Jonathan Winters Show) 
1933
Dennis Viollet, English former footballer (d. 1999) 
1934
Sophia Loren, Rome, actress (Desire Under the Elms, Black Orchid) 
1935
Keith J Roberts, England, writer (Irish Encounter, Ladies from Hell) 
1935
Lubos Fiser, composer 
1935
David Pegg, English footballer (d. 1958) 
1936
Dany Carrel, Touraine Indo-china, actress (Passionate Summer) 
1937
Birgitta Dahl, Swedish politician 
1937
Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2005) 
1938
Eric Gale, US funk guitarist (Blue Horizon) 
1938
George J Hochbrueckner, (Rep-D-NY) 
1938
Jane Manning, soprano 
1938
Pia Lindstrom, critic (WNBC-TV)/journalist (From Russia With Love) 
1938
Tom Tresh, NY Yankee (1962 AL Rookie of Year) 
1939
Robert L. Gerry III, American businessman 
1940
Joseph J DioGuardi, (Rep-R-NY, 1985- ) 
1941
Dale Chihuly, Tacoma Wash, artist in glass (Louis Tiffany Award 1967) 
1941
John A Wismont Jr, California, watercolor painter (over 50,000) 
1942
Robbe De Hert, Flemish director/producer (Fugitive Cinema, Bomb) 
1942
Gérald Tremblay, Québec politician 
1943
Roek Williams, [Willemze], Dutch singer 
1944
Jeremy Child, actor (Privilege, Taffin) 
1945
Laurie Spiegel, composer 
1947
Chuck Panozzo [John], Chicago, rocker (Styx) 
1947
Mia Martini, Italian singer (d. 1995) 
1947
Bruce Pasternack, American CEO 
1948
George R. R. Martin, Bayonne, New Jersey, American fantasy and sci-fi author (A Song of Ice and Fire) 
1948
George R.R. Martin, Bayonne New Jersey, American author (A Song of Ice and Fire) 
1949
Jan Hendriks, guitarist (Doe Maar) 
1949
Anthony Denison, American actor 
1949
John W. Henry, American MLB team owner 
1950
Debi Morgan, Dunn NC, actress (Angie-All My Children, Cry Uncle) 
1950
James P[aul] Blaylock, US, sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus) 
1950
Loredana Berte, Milan Italy, singer/2nd ex wife of Bjorn Borg 
1951
Guy Lafleur, Thurso Quebec, NHL right wing (Montreal, NY Rangers) 
1951
JoAnna Cameron, Colo, actress (I Love My Wife, Isis) 
1951
Javier Marías, Spanish author, translator and academic 
1953
Jeff Jones, Red Rider, rock bassist/vocalist (Red Rider) 
1954
Anne Mcintosh, British member European parliament 
1954
Brinke Stevens, [Charlene Brinkman] Ca, actr (Slumber Party Massacre) 
1954
Silvio Leonard, Cienguegos Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1980) 
1954
Henry Samueli, American NHL team owner 
1955
Christine Oddy, British member European parliament 
1956
Gary Cole, Park Ridge, Illinois, American actor (Pineapple Express, Midnight Caller) 
1957
Arn Anderson, [Marty Lunde], wrestler (ECW/SMW/WCW/NWA/WWF) 
1957
Vladmir Tkachenko, USSR, basketball (Olympic-bronze-1980) 
1957
Alannah Currie, Auckland NZ, rock xylophone/vocalist (Thompson Twins) 
1957
Rich DiSilvio, American new media developer & artist 
1958
Marty Schiene, Chicago Ill, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Illinois Open) 
1959
Lesley Thompson, Toronto Ontario, rower (Olympics-gold-92, 96) 
1960
Alice Regina Brown, Jackson MS, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-1984, 88) 
1960
James A Pawelczyk, Buffalo NY, PhD/astronaut (sk STS 90) 
1960
Deborah Roberts, American journalist and TV reporter 
1961
Becky Larson, LPGA golfer 
1961
Erwin Koeman, soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen) 
1961
Lisa Bloom, American lawyer and television personality 
1964
Crispin Glover, actor (Back to the Future) 
1965
Robert Rusler, actor (Game of Love, Vamp, Thrashin') 
1966
Nuno Bettencourt, Azores, rock guitarist (Extreme-More Than Words) 
1967
Catherine Bond-Mills, Woodstock Ontario, heptathlete (Olympics-96) 
1967
Gunnar Nelson, rock vocalist (Nelsons-Love & Affection) 
1967
Kristen Johnston, actress (Sally Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun) 
1967
Martin Harrison, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings) 
1967
Matthew Nelson, rock vocalist (Nelsons-Love & Affection) 
1968
Chris Waller, Evanston Ill, gymnast (Olympics-96) 
1968
Eric Turner, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns) 
1968
Leah Pinsent, Canadian actress 
1968
Tim Rogers, Australian singer / songwriter 
1969
Tommy Jeter, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles) 
1969
Victoria Dillard, American actress 
1969
Megumi Kudo, Japanese pro-wrestler 
1969
Richard Witschge, former Dutch footballer 
1970
John Copeland, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals) 
1971
Andrew Lane, Australian rower (Olympics-96) 
1971
Henryk Larsson, soccer player (Feyenoord) 
1971
Jenny Murdock, LPGA golfer 
1971
Ryan Terry, NFL running back/kick returner (Arizona Cardinals) 
1971
Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese composer 
1972
Jenny Morris, Maryborough Australia, field hockey fullback (Oly-96) 
1972
Vance Joseph, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets) 
1973
Ronald McKinnon, National Football League linebacker 
1974
Michael Waddington, American defense lawyer 
1975
Asia Argento, Italian actress 
1975
Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver 
1976
Markus Wieland, Tegernsee GER, hockey player (Team Germany 1998) 
1976
Yui Horie, Japanese seiyuu 
1976
Yo Hitoto, Japanese pop singer 
1976
Enuka Okuma, Canadian actress 
1976
Reuben Singh, British entrepreneur 
1977
Ruth Moniz, NSW Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96) 
1977
Namie Amuro, Japanese pop singer 
1978
Sophie Simard, Lars Germany, swimmer (Olympics-96) 
1978
Patrizio Buanne, Italian singer 
1978
Sarit Hadad, Israeli singer 
1978
T.J. Tucker, American baseball player 
1978
Dante Hall, American football player 
1979
Sean Davis, English footballer 
1980
Vladimir Karpets, Russian cyclist 
1980
Mariacarla Boscono, Italian fashion model 
1980
Jonathan Le Billon, British actor 
1981
Joanie Dodds, America's Next Top Model contestant 
1981
Feliciano López, Spanish tennis player 
1981
Jordan Tata, American baseball player 
1983
Yuna Ito, Japanese singer and actress 
1983
Ángel Sánchez, Puerto Rican baseball player 
1985
David Allen, American composer and writer 
1987
Jack Lawless, American drummer for the Jonas Brothers 
1990
John Tavares, Canadian ice hockey player 
1990
Marilou, Quebec pop singer 
1991
Spencer Locke, American actress 
1993
Taylor Parks, American actress 
1995
Sammi Hanratty, American actress 
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