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Notable Birthdays on September 23rd

480 BCEuripides, Salamís, Greek playwright (Medea), (d. 406 BC)

1930Ray Charles [Robinson], Albany Ga, singer/pianist (Georgia), (Georgia on My Mind, Mess Around) (d. 2004)

1943Marty Schottenheimer, McDonald Pennsylvania, American football coach (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers)

1916Aldo Moro, Maglie Italy, Italian politician (d. 1978)

1889Walter Lippmann, New York City New York, American journalist/political writer (Public Opinion)

1926John Coltrane, jazz saxophonist (Round Midnight)

September 23rd Birthdays
Date Event
480
Euripides, Salamís, Greek playwright (Medea), (d. 406 BC) 
63
Augustus Caesar, Roman Emperor (d. 14) 
BC
AD
1158
Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1186) 
1161
Emperor Takakura of Japan (d. 1181) 
1215
Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire (d. 1294) 
1434
Yolande of Valois, Duchess of Savoy (d. 1478) 
1555
Louise de Coligny, French 4th wife of Willem of Orange 
1591
Michael Lohr, composer 
1596
Joan Blaeu, cartographer/publisher 
1598
Eleonore Gonzaga, wife of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1655) 
1605
Daniel von Czepko, German poet 
1641
Adrian "Aart" van Wijck, theologist (against jansenisme) 
1642
Giovanni Maria Bononcini, composer 
1647
Joseph Dudley, American statesman (d. 1720) 
1650
Jeremy Collier, English bishop (d. 1726) 
1684
Johann Theodor Romhild, composer 
1703
Jean-Marie Leclair, composer 
1712
Ferdinand VI, the wise, King of Spain (1746-59) 
1740
Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1813) 
1745
John Sevier, Tennessee, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn) 
1768
William Wallace, Scottish mathematician (Rights of Wallace) 
1771
Emperor Kokaku of Japan (d. 1840) 
1781
Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (d. 1860) 
1782
Jacques-Fereol Mazas, composer 
1791
Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Encke Comet) 
1791
Karl T Korner, German poet (Zriny, Leyer und Schwerdt) 
1795
Alexander Twilight, minister and politician, first African American to graduate and to hold public office, born Corinth Vermont (d.1857) 
1800
William H McGuffey, educator (McGuffey Readers) 
1804
David Van de Kellen, coin engraver 
1805
Matthew Adams Stickney, Rowley Mass, numismatist 
1816
Elihu Benjamin Washburne, MC (Union), died in 1887 
1816
Julius White, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890 
1817
Leon Charles Francois Kreutzer, composer 
1819
Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist (d. 1896) 
1820
Thomas Kilby Smith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
1838
Victoria Woodhull, Ohio US, feminist/reformer - first woman to be nominated for US presidency 
1842
Karl Munzinger, composer 
1849
Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ivanov, composer 
1852
William Stewart Halsted, established 1st US surgical school 
1853
Marcel Planiol, French private law scholar 
1854
Cornelis W Lely, Dutch engineer/gov of Suriname (1902-05) 
1856
William Archer, Scotland, writer (Green Goddess) 
1861
Edmond H H Allenby, British field marshal 
1861
Robert Bosch, German inventor and industrialist (d. 1942) 
1863
Alexandre EJ Yersin, Swiss/French bacteriologist (bacteria plague) 
1863
Mary Church Terrell, civil rights activist 
1864
Draga Mašin, Queen of Serbia (d. 1903) 
1865
Emmuska Orczy, Tarnaörs Hungary, Hungarian-born British writer (Scarlet Pimpernel) 
1866
Edouard Combe, composer 
1869
Mary Mallon, Cookstown County Tyrone, Irish-American patient best known as 'Typhoid Mary' and the first person in the United States known to be immune to typhoid, as a carrier of the disease she infected at least 51 people in the New York City area 
1870
John Lomax, Miss, folk song collector/ethnomusicologist 
1871
Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer 
1880
John Boyd Orr, nutritionist, UN's FAO (Nobel 1949) 
1888
Gerhard Kittel, German anti-semitic theologist (Die Oden Salomons) 
1889
Walter Lippmann, New York City New York, American journalist/political writer (Public Opinion) 
1890
Arthur Walter Kramer, composer 
1890
Friedrich Paulus, German Generalfieldmarshal (Stalingrad). Dies 1957. 
1894
Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (Edda & Thora) 
1895
Miron Merzhanov, Soviet architect (d. 1975) 
1895
Johnny Mokan, American baseball player (d. 1985) 
1897
Paul Delvaux, Belgian painter (surrealist) 
1897
Walter Pidgeon, New Brunswick Can, actor (Mrs Miniver, Madame Curie) 
1899
Louise Nevelson, Kiev, Russia, sculptor (Sky Cathedral) 
1899
Marcel Dalio, [Israel Blauschild], Paris France, actor (China Gate) 
1899
William Levi Dawson, composer 
1900
Bill Stone, British serviceman; one of the last surviving veterans of World War I 
1901
Adrian Pitlo, lawyer 
1901
Jaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel 1984) 
1902
Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (d. 2003) 
1904
Meyer Schapiro, art historian 
1904
Wallace "Scotty" Scott, rock vocalist (Whispers) 
1905
Jeno Kenessey, composer 
1906
Willard F McMurry, musician 
1907
Jarmila Novotna, soprano (Met Opera)/pres of Czechoslovakia (1957-68) 
1907
Dominique Aury, French novelist (d. 1998) 
1907
Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, heir to the throne of Portugal (d. 1976) 
1909
Marianne Straub, weaver 
1910
Elliot Roosevelt, son of FDR/writer (Murder in the Oval Office) 
1910
Soulima Stravinsky, Lausanne Switz, Russian pianist (Igor's son) 
1911
Frank Moss, United States Senator from Utah (d. 2003) 
1912
Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani researcher, critic and linguist (d. 2005) 
1912
Tony Smith, American sculptor (d. 1980) 
1913
Alexey Davidovich Machavariani, composer 
1914
Norman Cazden, composer 
1914
Omar Ali Saifuddin III, Sultan of Brunei (d. 1986) 
1915
Finn Arnestad, composer 
1915
Ian Dawson-Shepherd, campaigner 
1916
Aldo Moro, Maglie Italy, Italian politician (d. 1978) 
1917
Imry Nemeth, Hungary, hammer thrower (Olympic-gold-1948) 
1920
Alexander Arutiunian, composer, (d. 2012) 
1920
Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon 
1920
Jiri Jaroch, composer 
1920
Mickey Rooney, American actor 
1922
Philip Owen Arnould Sherrard, scholar theologian poet/translator 
1925
Barry Linehan, actor (Bullseye, Dark Places, Witchcraft) 
1925
Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (d. 2006) 
1925
Eleonora Rossi Drago, Italian actress 
1926
John Coltrane, jazz saxophonist (Round Midnight) 
1928
Robert Helps, composer 
1929
Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster 
1930
Colin Blakely, Bangor N Ireland, actor (Shattered, Equus, King Lear) 
1930
Pyotr Ivanovich Kolodin, cosmonaut (Soyuyz 7, 10, 11 backup) 
1930
Ray Charles [Robinson], Albany Ga, singer/pianist (Georgia), (Georgia on My Mind, Mess Around) (d. 2004) 
1930
Sehba Akhtar, poet of Pakistan (d.1996) 
1931
Ruud van den Hende, sports reporter 
1931
Gerald Stairs Merrithew, Canadian educator (d. 2004) 
1934
Per Olov Enquist, Swedish writer (Hour of the Lynx) 
1935
Pierre Marietan, composer 
1936
Valentín Paniagua, Peruvian politician 
1938
Clifford Ann Creed, LPGA golfer 
1938
Romy Schneider, Vienna Austria, actress (Bloodline, Death Watch) 
1938
Tom Lester, American actor 
1939
Roy Buchanan, Ozark Ark, rocker 
1939
Henry Blofeld, English cricket commentator 
1939
Roy Buchanan, American guitarist (d. 1988) 
1939
Janusz Gajos, Polish actor 
1940
Tim Rose, rocker 
1941
Simon Nolet, French-Canadian ice hockey player 
1942
Sila María Calderón, Puerto Rican politician 
1943
Bob Clement, (Rep-D-Tennessee) 
1943
Julio Iglesias, Spain, singer (Of All the Girls I Loved Before) 
1943
Walter Scott, rock vocalist (Whispers) 
1943
Marty Schottenheimer, McDonald Pennsylvania, American football coach (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers) 
1944
Loren J Shriver, Iowa, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-C, STS 31, STS 46) 
1945
Paul Petersen, Glendale California, actor (Jeff Stone-Donna Reed Show) 
1945
Ronald Bushy, Washington DC, rock drummer (Iron Butterfly) 
1945
Igor Ivanov, Russian politician 
1946
Franz Fischler, Austrian politician 
1947
Don Grolnick, jazz musician 
1947
Mary Kay Place, Tulsa Oklahoma, actress/country singer (Mary Hartman!) 
1948
Rob van Koningsbruggen, sculptor 
1949
Bruce Springsteen, [Boss], Asbury NJ, rock musician (Born in the USA) 
1951
Ron Klink, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania) 
1954
Charlie Barnett, American actor (d. 1996) 
1955
Patti Weaver, WV, actress (Days of our Life, Gina-Young & Restless) 
1956
June Forester, Chattanooga Tn, country singer (Forester Sister-Men) 
1956
Lili Carati, Varese Italy, Miss Italy (1975)/actress (Alcove) 
1956
Maren Jensen, Arcadia California, actress (Athena-Battlestar Galactica) 
1956
Paolo Rossi, Italian footballer 
1956
Peter David, American writer 
1957
Sylvie Garant, Montmagny Quebec, playmate (Nov, 1979) 
1957
Tony Fossas, Cuba, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals) 
1957
Rosalind Chao, American actress 
1957
Kumar Sanu, Indian playback singer 
1958
Larry Hogan Mize, Augusta GA, PGA golfer (1987 Masters) 
1958
Danielle Dax, British musician 
1958
Marvin Lewis, American football coach 
1959
Heather Drew, St Louis MO, LPGA golfer (1987 Henredon Classic-5th) 
1959
Jason Alexander, [Greenspan], Newark NJ, actor (George-Seinfeld) 
1960
John Rocca, English funk singer (Southern Freeze) 
1961
Elizabeth Peña, Elizabeth, New Jersey, American actress (La Bamba, Jacob's Ladder) 
1961
Phyllis Hines, Nashville TN, cyclist (Olympics-96) 
1961
William C McCool, San Diego California, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut 
1961
Chi McBride, American actor 
1962
Jack Warren Pierce, Cherry Hill NJ, hurdler 
1963
Gabriele Reinsch, German DR, discus thrower (world record 1988) 
1964
Diane Dixon, Brooklyn New York, American 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1988) 
1964
Leon Meijs, soccer player (Willem II) 
1964
Clayton Blackmore, Welsh footballer 
1964
Koshi Inaba, Japanese singer (B'z) 
1965
Ian Leggatt, Cambridge Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Canadian Tour) 
1965
Mark Woodforde, Adelaide Australia, tennis star (1993 Wimbledon mixed) 
1966
Doug Widell, NFL guard (Detroit Lions) 
1966
Pete Harnisch, Commack NY, pitcher (NY Mets) 
1967
LisaRaye, American actress 
1968
Yvette Fielding, English television presenter 
1969
Jeff Cirillo, Pasadena CA, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers) 
1969
Patrick Fiori, French singer 
1969
Tapio Laukkanen, Finnish rally driver 
1970
Brian Wells, Carmel California, pairs skater (& Lyons-1995 Midwest champ) 
1970
Georgios Koltsidas, Greek footballer 
1970
Ani DiFranco, American musician 
1971
Eric Montross, NBA center (Detroit Pistons) 
1971
Marcel Boudesteyn, soccer player (Excelsior/FC Groningen) 
1971
Osamu Nishimura, wrestler (NJPW) 
1971
Taunya Harris, Miss USA-New Mexico (1997) 
1971
Willie Greene, Milledgville GA, infielder (Cin Reds) 
1972
Karl Pilkington, British radio personality 
1972
Jermaine Dupri, Asheville, NC, record producer & rapper (Grammy - We Belong Together) 
1973
Grant McDonald, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics-1996) 
1973
Michelle Tolson, Manchester NH, Miss America-NH (1997) 
1973
Ingrid Fliter, Argentinian pianist 
1974
Doris Glenn Easterly, Richmond Va, diver (Olympics-96) 
1974
Matt Hardy, American professional wrestler 
1974
Harumi Inoue, Japanese actress and model 
1975
Vitaliy Yeremeyev, hockey goalie (Team Kazkhstan 1998) 
1975
Jaime Bergman, American model and actress 
1975
Layzie Bone, American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) 
1975
Chris Hawkins, British radio personality 
1976
Faune A. Chambers, American actress 
1976
Kip Pardue, American actor and model 
1977
Rachael Yamagata, American singer and songwriter 
1977
Matthieu Descoteaux, Canadian ice hockey player 
1977
Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress (d. 2008) 
1978
Worm Miller, American filmmaker 
1978
Keri Lynn Pratt, American actress 
1979
Red, Los Angeles California, rapper (Another Bad Creation) 
1979
Ricky Davis, American basketball player 
1979
Bryant McKinnie, Woodbury, NJ, NFL Offensive Tackle (Minnesota Vikings) 
1980
Cameron Litvack, American television producer 
1981
Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver 
1981
Natalie Horler, German singer (Cascada) 
1981
Misti Traya, American actress 
1984
Anneliese van der Pol, American actress 
1984
Louie Stephens, American musician (Rooney) 
1984
Nathan Jendrick, American author 
1984
Matt Kemp, American baseball player 
1985
Maki Goto, Japanese pop singer 
1985
Jared High, American victim of bullying (d. 1998) 
1985
Brian Brohm, American football player 
1985
Lukáš Kašpar, Czech ice hockey player 
1985
Hossein Ka'abi, Iranian footballer 
1985
Joba Chamberlain, American baseball player 
1986
Martin Cranie, English footballer 
1989
Brandon Jennings, American basketball player 
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