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Notable Birthdays on September 21st

1934Leonard Cohen, Montreal, singer/songwriter (Death of Ladies Man)

1947Stephen King, Portland, Maine, sci-fi/horror author (Carrie, Shining, Kujo)

1866H. G. Wells, Bromley, Kent, English writer (War of the Worlds, Kipps), (d. 1946)

1909Kwame Nkrumah, communist/premier Gold Coast/president Ghana (1960-66)

1950Bill Murray, Evanston Ill, Wilmette, Illinois, actor/comedian (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters)

1962Grant Fuhr, Spruce Grove Alberta, NHL goalie (Oilers)

September 21st Birthdays
Date Event
1051
Bertha of Savoy, German queen and Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1087) 
1328
Hongwu Emperor of China (d. 1398) 
1372
Frederik I van Hohenzollern, monarch of Brandenburg (1417-40) 
1411
Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne (d. 1460) 
1415
Frederick III, Innsbruck Austria, German Emperor (1440-1493) 
1428
Jingtai Emperor of China (d. 1457) 
1452
Girolamo Savonarola, monk/reformer/dictator of Florence (1494-98) 
1527
Matthaus Ludecus, composer 
1629
Philip Cardinal Howard, English Catholic cardinal (d. 1694) 
1645
Louis Joliet, Canadian explorer (d. 1700) 
1706
Jacob Wilhelm Lustig, composer 
1706
Polyxena Christina of Hesse-Rotenburg, queen of Sardinia (d. 1735) 
1728
Louis Emmanuel Eadin, composer 
1737
Francis Hopkinson, US, writer/lawyer (helped design Stars & Stripes) 
1752
Louise MC, countess of Albany 
1756
John Loudon McAdam, created macadam road surface (asphalt) 
1758
Christopher Gore, 8th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1827) 
1760
Gaetano Valeri, composer 
1760
Ivan Dmitriev, Russian statesman (d. 1837) 
1788
Margaret Smith Taylor, 1st lady (1849-50) 
1809
Sophia Hawthorne, Salem Massachusetts, American writer, painter and illustator 
1817
Carter Littlepage Stevenson, Major General (Confederate Army) 
1817
Charles Balmer, composer 
1819
Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of France (d. 1864) 
1820
Williams Carter Wickham, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) 
1824
Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn, Brigadier General (Union volunteers) 
1827
Michael Corcoran, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 
1832
Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans, composer 
1832
Samuel Sprigg Carroll, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1893 
1833
Josef Richard Rozkosny, composer 
1840
Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876) 
1842
Abd-ul-Hamid II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1918) 
1843
David Emlyn Evans, composer 
1849
Edmund Gosse, London, translator/critic (Father & Son) 
1849
Maurice Barrymore, Indian-born patriarch of the Barrymore family (d. 1905) 
1853
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (liquid helium, Nobel 1913) 
1859
Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (Sursum Corda, Ace Knave) 
1862
James E. Talmage, LDS apostle and author (d. 1933) 
1863
John Bunny, American film comedian (d. 1915) 
1866
Charles Jean Henri Nicolle France, bacteriologist (Nobel-1928) 
1866
H. G. Wells, Bromley, Kent, English writer (War of the Worlds, Kipps), (d. 1946) 
1867
Henry Lewis Stimson, US minister of War (1911-13) 
1869
Henryk Melcer-Szczawinski, composer 
1871
Ernst Heldring, Dutch merchant/ship owner/financier 
1873
Papa Jack Laine, American musician (d. 1966) 
1874
Gustav Theodore Holst, Cheltenham, England, composer (Planets) 
1882
Alf Thorbald Hurum, composer 
1884
Hugh "Shorty" Ray, supervisor of NFL officials, HOF member 
1885
Thomas Alexandrovich de Hartmann, composer 
1886
Teiichi Igarashi, Japan, climed Mt Fuji at age 99 
1887
Lodewijk de Vocht, composer 
1889
Otto Forst de Battaglia, Austrian diplomat/genealogist 
1893
Moses Pergament, composer 
1894
Tullio Carminati, Zara Dalmatia Italy, actor (Roman Holiday) 
1895
Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (d. 1925) 
1898
Tushar Kanti Ghosh, world's oldest/longest serving newspaper Editor 
1899
Luc Haesaerts, Flemish art critic (Flandre) 
1899
Frederick Coutts, the 8th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1986) 
1902
Allen Lane, English publisher/founder (Penguin Books) 
1902
Learie [Nicholas] Constantine, Trinidad cricket player 
1902
Limari Salminen, Finland, 10K run (Olympic-gold-1936) 
1904
Hans Hartung, German/French painter 
1905
Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive (d. 1999) 
1906
Derrick De Marney, London England, actor (Inheritance) 
1906
Henry Beachell, American plant breeder (d. 2006) 
1907
Helen Foster Snow, writer 
1907
Lloyd Gough, actor (Mike Axford-Green Hornet) 
1909
Kwame Nkrumah, communist/premier Gold Coast/president Ghana (1960-66) 
1912
Chuck Jones, animator (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck) 
1912
György Sándor, Hungarian pianist (d. 2005) 
1913
Ulrich Ernst Simon, theologian 
1914
John Kluge, Chemnitz Germany, media CEO (Metromedia)/billionaire 
1916
Jagernath Lachmon, premier Suriname 
1916
Françoise Giroud, French journalist and politician (d. 2003) 
1917
Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (d. 1968) 
1918
Rand Brooks, Los Angeles California, actor (Cpl Boone-Rin Tin Tin) 
1919
Aya Zikken, author (Atlasvlinder, Rameh) 
1919
Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher and physicist 
1919
Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani scholar (d. 1988) 
1920
Jay Ward, cartoonist (Rocky & his Friends, Bullwinkle) 
1922
Lode Backx, Flemish pianist 
1923
Harry JN Vane 11th Lord Barnard, English large landowner 
1924
Gail Russell, Chicago IL, actress (Uninvited, Moonrise, Unseen) 
1926
Donald A Glaser, physicist (Nobel-1960) 
1926
Noor Jehan, Pakistani singer and actress (d. 2000) 
1929
Bernard Williams, English philosopher (d. 2003) 
1929
Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (d. 1979) 
1930
Dawn Addams, Felixstown Engl, actress (Alan Young Show, Star Maidens) 
1931
Larry Hagman, Fort Worth Tx, TV actor (I Dream of Jeannie, JR-Dallas), (d. 2012) 
1932
Don Preston, rocker (Mothers Of Invention) 
1932
Melvin Van Peebles, US, playwright/director (Watermelon Man) 
1934
Leonard Cohen, Montreal, singer/songwriter (Death of Ladies Man) 
1935
Henry Gibson, Germantown Pa, comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In's poet) 
1935
Jimmy Armfield, Former English Footballer and Manager 
1936
Yuriy Luzhkov, Russian politician, mayor of Moscow 
1936
Dickey Lee, American singer and songwriter 
1938
Atli Heimir Sveinsson, composer 
1938
Yuji Takahashi, composer 
1940
Bill Kurtis, Pensacola Fla, newscaster (American Parade) 
1940
Hermann Knoflacher, Austrian civil engineer 
1941
Tony Moon, rocker 
1941
R. James Woolsey, Jr., Central Intelligence Agency director 
1941
Jack Brisco, American professional wrestler 
1942
Ann Elder, Cleve Oh, comedienne (Smothers Brothers Show, Laugh-In) 
1944
Fannie Flagg, Birmingham Ala, actress/comediene (Candid Camera) 
1944
Hamilton Jordan, political advisor (Crisis, Last Year of Carter Pres) 
1944
Susan Maureen Fleetwood, Scotland, actress (Krays, Sacrifice) 
1944
Steve Beshear, Democratic Governor of Kentucky. 
1945
Bjarni V Tryggvason, Reykjavik Iceland, astronaut (STS 85) 
1945
Ombrettqa Colli, Italian entertainer 
1945
Richard Childress, NASCAR team owner 
1945
Shaw Clifton, the 18th General of The Salvation Army 
1946
Moritz Leuenberger, Swiss Federal Councilor 
1947
Don Felder, Gainesville Florida, American rocker (Eagles) 
1947
Stephen King, Portland, Maine, sci-fi/horror author (Carrie, Shining, Kujo) 
1947
Marsha Norman, American playwright 
1948
Artis Gilmore, ABA all star (Kentucky Colonels) 
1948
Michael Finneran, diver (1st perfect 10 on 10m platform) 
1950
Bill Murray, Evanston Ill, Wilmette, Illinois, actor/comedian (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters) 
1950
Charles Clarke, British politician 
1951
Bob Franks, (Rep-R-NJ) 
1951
Bruce Arena, Brooklyn New York, American soccer coach (Olympics-gold-96) 
1951
Henk Hofstede, Dutch singer/guitarist/keyboardist (Nits) 
1951
Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen rebel leader (d. 2005) 
1952
Anneliese Michel, German exorcism victim (d. 1976) 
1953
Betty Wright, rocker 
1953
John Mengatti, NYC, actor (Nick-White Shadow, For Love & Honor) 
1954
Philthy Animal, [Philip Taylor], rock drummer (Motorhead) 
1954
Shinzo Abe, Japanese politician 
1955
Rebecca Balding, Little Rock Ark, actress (Carla-Lou Grant, Soap) 
1955
Richard J Hieb, Jamestown ND, astronaut (STS 39, 49, 65) 
1955
Mika Kaurismäki, Finnish director 
1956
Jack Givens, American basketball player 
1956
Marta Kauffman, American television producer 
1957
Ethan Coen, Minneapolis Mn, producer (Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink) 
1957
Lynette Love, US tai kwan do champ 1987/(Olympics 1988) 
1957
Kevin Rudd, Australian politician 
1958
Rick Mahorn, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons) 
1958
Bruno Fitoussi, French poker player 
1959
Corrinne Drewery, rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out) 
1959
David Coulier, Detroit, actor (Joey Gladstone-Full House) 
1960
David James Elliott, Toronto, actor (Seinfeld, Lt Harmon Rabb-Jag) 
1961
Michel R Vassallucci, French/Neth publisher (Arena) 
1961
Nancy Travis, NYC, actress (Kim-Almost Perfect, Chaplin, 8 Men Out) 
1962
Grant Fuhr, Spruce Grove Alberta, NHL goalie (Oilers) 
1962
Rob Morrow, New Rochelle NY, actor (Dr Fleishman-Northern Exposure) 
1963
Cecil Fielder, Los Angeles California, infielder (Detroit Tigers, NY Yankees) 
1963
Curtly Ambrose, Antiguan West Indies cricketer 
1963
Angus Macfadyen, Scottish actor 
1964
Danny Hoekman, soccer player (NEC) 
1964
Danny Villa, NFL guard (KC Chiefs) 
1964
Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan singer and composer 
1965
Richard Brown, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings) 
1966
Ronna Reeves, Big Spring TX 
1967
Andrea Thies, Irvington NY, rower (Olympics-92, 96) 
1967
Romeo van Aerde, soccer player (RKC) 
1967
Faith Hill, American singer 
1967
Tyler Stewart, Canadian drummer (Barenaked Ladies) 
1968
Ricki Lake, NYC, actress (Hairspray)/talk show host (Ricki) 
1968
Trugoy, rocker (De La Soul) 
1969
Jason Christiansen, Omaha NE, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates) 
1969
Lia Biehl, LPGA golfer 
1969
Randal Hill, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins) 
1970
Michael O'shea, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts) 
1970
John Cudia, American actor 
1971
Alfonso Ribeiro, NYC, actor/pianist (Alfonso-Silver Spoons) 
1971
John Crawley, English cricketer 
1971
Luke Wilson, American actor 
1972
Alicia Rickter, Long Beach CA, playmate (Oct, 1995) 
1972
Brooke Bushnell, Los Angeles California, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96) 
1972
Jon Kitna, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks) 
1972
Liam Gallagher, English singer (Oasis) 
1972
David Silveria, American drummer (KoЯn) 
1973
Virginia Ruano-Pascual, Madrid Spain, tennis star 
1973
Oswaldo Sanchez, Mexican footballer 
1973
Vanessa Grigoriadis, American journalist 
1974
Taral Hicks, American musician 
1974
Andy Todd, English footballer 
1975
Doug Davis, American baseball player 
1976
Adrian Olivo, Arlington Va, canoe (alt-Olympics-96) 
1976
Jana Kandarr, tennis star 
1976
Poul Hübertz, Danish footballer 
1976
Jonas Bjerre, Danish singer and guitarist (Mew) 
1977
Brian Tallet, American baseball player 
1978
Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer 
1979
Richard Dunne, Irish footballer 
1979
Chris Gayle, Jamaican West Indies cricketer 
1979
Julian Gray, English footballer 
1979
Jaymee Ong, Chinese-Australian model 
1980
Raegan Tomaster, East Patgchogue NY, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96) 
1980
Robert Hoffman, American actor 
1980
Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress 
1980
Nyree Lewis, British Paralympic swimmer 
1980
Aleksa Palladino, American actress 
1980
Autumn Reeser, American actress 
1980
Tomas Scheckter, South African racing driver 
1981
Nicole Richie, American socialite 
1981
Rimi Sen, Indian actress 
1981
Meilinda Soerjoko, Indonesian-Australian actress 
1982
Eduardo Azevedo, Brazilian racing driver 
1982
Danny Kass, American snowboarder 
1982
Marat Izmailov, Russian footballer 
1982
Rowan Vine, English footballer 
1983
Joseph Mazzello, actor (Internal Affairs) 
1983
Fernando Cavenaghi, Argentinian footballer 
1983
Maggie Grace, American actress 
1983
Anna Meares, Australian cyclist 
1984
Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, American swimmer 
1985
Maryam Hassouni, Dutch actor 
1986
Faris Rotter, English vocalist (The Horrors) 
1987
Jimmy Clausen, American football player 
1987
Courtney Paris, American basketball player 
1987
Ashley Paris, American basketball player 
1988
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistani politician 
1989
Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, American skateboarder 
1990
Allison Scagliotti, American actress 
1990
Christian Serratos, American actress 
1991
Jordan Hasay, American track and field athlete 
1998
Brino quadruplets, American actor/actresses 
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