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Notable Birthdays on September 29th

1758Horatio Nelson, Burnham Thorpe Britain, naval hero (Trafalgar)

1969Kelly Robbins, Mt Pleasant Michigan, LPGA golfer (1995 McDonald's LPGA

1935Jerry Lee Lewis, Feriday La, country singer (Whole Lotta Shakin')

106 BCPompey the Great [Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus], Roman political and military leader (1st Triumvirate and Consul), (d. 48 BC)

1547Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish author and novelist (Don Quixote), (d. 1616)

1901Enrico Fermi, Rome, Italian/American nuclear physicist, gone fission/fermium (Nobel 1938)

September 29th Birthdays
Date Event
106
Pompey the Great [Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus], Roman political and military leader (1st Triumvirate and Consul), (d. 48 BC) 
BC
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1240
Margaret of England, Queen consort of Scotland, (d. 1275) 
1321
John of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (d. 1387) 
1328
Joan of Kent, wife of Edward, the Black Prince (d. 1385) 
1388
Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, son of Henry IV of England (d. 1421) 
1402
Ferdinand, the Saint, Portuguese slave of Fez/saint 
1511
Michael Servetus, Spain, physician (Christianism Rostituta) 
1518
Tintoretto, Italian painter 
1547
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish author and novelist (Don Quixote), (d. 1616) 
1548
William V, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1626) 
1561
Roomen, mathematician 
1571
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Italian artist (d. 1610) 
1583
Johan VIII, the Younger, count of Nassau-Siegen/field marshall 
1620
John L baron of Elderen, 63rd prince-bishop of Luik (1688-94) 
1636
Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1715) 
1639
Lord William Russell, English politician (d. 1683) 
1640
Antoine Coyzevox, French sculptor, baptized 
1654
Vincenz Lubeck, composer 
1674
Jacques Hotteterre, composer 
1678
Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier (d. 1766) 
1691
Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (d. 1781) 
1703
François Boucher, French painter (d. 1770) 
1714
Peter A van de Parra, gov-gen of Neth-Indies (1761-75) 
1718
Nikita I Panin, Russian earl/diplomat (plot against Peter III) 
1727
Henry Harington, composer 
1746
Ernst Ludwig Gerber, composer 
1753
Johann Gottfried Schict, composer 
1758
Horatio Nelson, Burnham Thorpe Britain, naval hero (Trafalgar) 
1786
Guadalupe Victoria, 1st President of Mexico (d. 1843) 
1794
William Michael Rooke, composer 
1803
Charles-Francois Sturm, French mathematician (Sturm's Theorem) 
1803
Mercator Cooper, American sea captain (d. 1872) 
1810
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, London, novelist 
1812
Gopel, mathematician 
1815
Andreas Aschenbach, German painter/engraver 
1829
Bradley Tyler Johnson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1903 
1829
Giles Alexander Smith, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1876 
1830
John Parker Hawkins, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1914 
1831
John McAlister Schofield, Major General (Union volunteers) 
1838
Henry Hobson Richardson, St James LA, Romanesque revival architect 
1842
Louis J. Weichmann, chief witness in the trial of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1902) 
1843
Mikhail Skobelev, Russian general (d. 1882) 
1848
Caroline Ardelia Yale, US, educated deaf 
1849
Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, composer 
1853
Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (d. 1933) 
1854
Martin Pluddemann, composer 
1855
Michele Esposito, composer 
1857
Conrad T van Deventer, lawyer/2nd-Member of parliament 
1858
Leopoldo Mugnone, composer 
1863
Franz Zorell, German RC exegetist/lexicographer 
1863
Hugo Haase, German SPD-German parliament/revolutionary 
1864
Miguel de Unamuno Jugo, Bilbao Spain, philosopher (Ensayos, Teatro) 
1867
Philip Kleintjes, people's rights leader 
1879
Joaquin Nin y Castellanos, composer 
1881
Ludwig von Mises, Austrian Economist 
1884
Boris Asafiev, composer 
1887
Billy Bevan, Orange Australia, actor (White Sin) 
1891
Gerda Bjorne, Varmland Sweden, actress (Familjen Bjork, Hemsoborna) 
1893
Fabien Sevitzky, Vishny Volotchok Russia, conductor (Phila Orch) 
1893
Phillip Tead, Somerville Mass, actor (Lightnin', Fighting Blade) 
1894
Franco Capuana, composer 
1895
Joseph Banks Rhine, Penn, parapsychologist (Extra-Sensory Perception) 
1895
Louise Granville, Sydney Australia, entertainer 
1895
Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (d. 1970) 
1897
Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (d. 1980) 
1898
Trofim Lysenko, Stalinist biologist (d. 1976) 
1899
Billy Butlin, South Africa, holiday camp promoter 
1899
Jolie Gabor, mother of Magda, Zsa Zsa, & Eva 
1900
Miguel Alemán Valdés, President of Mexico (d. 1983) 
1901
Enrico Fermi, Rome, Italian/American nuclear physicist, gone fission/fermium (Nobel 1938) 
1901
Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher and activist (d. 1981) 
1903
Karl August Andersen, composer 
1903
Ted Decorsia, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon) 
1904
Dorothy Emmet, philosopher 
1904
Greer Garson, British actress (d. 1996) 
1905
Francis Joseph Quinn, academic 
1907
Gene Autry, Tioga Tx, cowpoke/singer/actor/owner (California Angels) 
1907
Michael Shepley, Plymouth England, actor (Dick & the Duchess) 
1907
Richard Harkness, Artesian SD, newscaster (Story of the Week, NBC) 
1908
Greer Garson, North Ireland, actress (Pride & Prejudice, Chips) 
1908
James Norman Dalrymple Anderson, lawyer 
1908
Eddie Tolan, American athlete (d. 1967) 
1909
Andrew Herron, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland) 
1910
Virginia Bruce, actress (Action in Arabia) 
1911
Reginald Victor Jones, CH, FRS natural philosopher 
1912
Lukas Ammann, Basel, actor (Day of Anger, Class Reunion, Palace Hotel) 
1912
Michelangelo Antonioni, Ferrara Italy, director (Blow-up, Red Desert) 
1912
Viscount Lambert 
1913
Silvio Piola, soccer star 
1913
Stanley E Kramer, NYC, producer/director (Inherit the Wind) 
1915
Ann Nagel, Boston MA, actress (Don Winslow of the Navy) 
1915
Brenda Marshall, Philippines, actress (Sea Hawk, Paris After Dark) 
1915
Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (d. 2007) 
1916
Carl Ronald Giles, cartoonist 
1916
Minao Shibata, composer 
1916
Trevor Howard, England, actor (Mutiny on Bounty, Ryan's Daughter) 
1918
Don Castle, TX, actor (Born to Speed, Tombstone, Motor Patrol) 
1918
Harold Laurence Walters, composer 
1919
Masao Takemoto, Japan, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1960) 
1920
Sergei F Bondarchuk, director/actor (Boris Godunov, Step, Otello) 
1920
Vaclav Neummann, conductor 
1920
Peter D. Mitchell, English chemist, Nobel laureate 
1921
Miklos Jancso, Vac Hungry, director (Muzsika, Aube, Pacifist) 
1922
Lizabeth Scott, Scranton, Pa, actress (Dark City, Desert Fury) 
1923
Ellen Malcolm, painter 
1923
O A "Bum" Phillips, football coach (Houston Oilers/New Orlean Saints) 
1924
David Atkinson, British air marshal 
1925
Steve Forrest, Huntsville, Texas, American actor (Ben-Dallas, SWAT), (d. 2013) 
1925
John Balcombe, Lord Chief Justice of Appeal 
1925
John Tower, (Sen-R-Tx) 
1925
Trevor Hughes, water engineer 
1926
Phyllis Taylor, educationist 
1927
Adhemar Ferreira da Silva, Brazil, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-52, 56) 
1927
Paul McCloskey, (Sen-R-California) 
1928
Ankie [Johanna A Hoving-]Peypers, Dutch author/poet 
1928
Lord Avebury [Eric Reginald Lubbock], English politician (Liberal MP for Orpington 1962-70) 
1929
Murray McLaggan, British Lord-Lieutenant (Mid Glamorgan) 
1930
Colin Dexter, author 
1930
Morag Timbury, director (Central Public Health Laboratory) 
1930
Peter Miller, CEO (Lloyd's of London) 
1930
Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for India in 1950's) 
1930
Richard Bonynge, Sydney Australia, conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976) 
1930
Billy Strange [William], Long Beach, California, singer-songwriter (A Little Less Conversation), (d. 2012) 
1931
Anita Ekberg, Malmö Sweden, actress (La Dolce Vita)/Miss Sweden (1950) 
1931
E S Orr Ewing, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtown 
1931
Eddie Barth, Phila, actor (Shaft, Simon & Simon) 
1931
James Watson Cronin, nuclear physicist 
1931
Joseph M McDade, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1963- ) 
1932
Canon Paul Oestreicher, CEO (British section, Amnesty International 
1932
Jeremy Isaacs, general director (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) 
1932
Mary Moon, Headmistress (Manchester High School for Girls) 
1932
Peter Stormonth Darling, CEO (Mercury Asset Management Group) 
1932
Robert Benton, Texas, writer/director (Kramer vs Kramer) 
1932
Ronald B Kitaj, US/British painter/graphic artist (pop art) 
1932
Mehmood, Indian actor (d. 2004) 
1933
Samora Machel, president Mozambique (1975-86) 
1934
Lance Gibbs, cricketer (prolific West Indian off-spinner, 309 wickets) 
1934
Lindsay Kline, cricketer (Australian chinaman bowler Hat-trick 1957) 
1934
Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, Psychology professor 
1935
David Hannay, diplomat 
1935
Jerry Lee Lewis, Feriday La, country singer (Whole Lotta Shakin') 
1936
Michael Partridge, British civil servant 
1936
Mylene Demongeot, Nice France, actress (3 Murderesses) 
1936
Silvio Berlusconi, former Prime Minister of Italy 
1937
Alice Mahon, British MP 
1937
R B Heywood, director (British Antarctic Survey) 
1938
Henry Keswick, British businessman (CEO-Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd) 
1938
Mike McCormick, MLB Pitcher (SF Giants, Cy Young 1967) 
1938
Wim Kok, NVV/FNV-chairman/Dutch soc-dem party-premier (1994- ) 
1939
Eberhard Koellner, German DR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 31 backup) 
1939
Larry Linville, Ojai California, actor (Frank Burns-M*A*S*H, Blue Movie) 
1939
Tommy Boyce, songwriter (Boyce & Hart) 
1939
Molly Haskell, American film critic 
1939
Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (d. 2001) 
1940
Jimmy Knapp, trade unionist 
1940
John Dawes, rugby coach 
1940
Mike Eischeid, NFL punter (Oakland Raiders) 
1940
Nicola Di Bari, Italian singer 
1941
Colin Niven, Headmaster (Alleyn's School) 
1941
David Steele, cricketer (England batsman, courageous v Lillee 1975) 
1941
Don Nix, US saxophonist (Last Night) 
1941
Kermit Zarley, Seattle WA, PGA golfer (1970 Canadian Open) 
1942
Donna Corcoran, Quincy Mass, actress (Man Without a Star) 
1942
Ian McShane, Blackburn England, actor (Roots, Bare Essence) 
1942
Jean-Luc Ponty, France, fusion violinist (Frank Zappa) 
1942
Madeline Kahn, Boston Mass, actress (Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety) 
1942
Rajinder Goel, cricketer (slow lefty who didn't play for India) 
1942
Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright 
1942
William Nelson, (Rep-D-Fla, 1979- )/astronaut (STS 61C) 
1942
Felice Gimondi, Italian cyclist 
1942
Bill Nelson, American politician 
1943
Lech Walesa, Popowo Poland, Polish Solidarity movement leader (Nobel 1983) 
1943
Manuel Fernandez, rocker 
1943
Peter Rigby, CEO (Specialist Computer Holdings) 
1943
Mohammad Khatami, former President of Iran 
1943
Gary Boyd Roberts, American genealogist 
1944
Mike Post, composer (Rockford Files, Hill St Blues, Magnum PI) 
1944
Tommy Boyce, songwriter (Boyce & Hart, Monkees) 
1944
Torben Jensen, Denmark, actor (Taxa, Hayfever, Watch Me Fly, Guldregn) 
1945
Kyriacos Sfetsas, composer 
1945
Nadezhda Chizova, USSR, shot putter (Oly-gold/silv/bronze-68/72/76) 
1945
Sarah Tyacke, Keeper of British Public Records 
1945
Tatiana Tauer, harpist 
1946
Alasdair Fraser, QC/director (Public Prosecutions for N Ireland) 
1946
Nick Taylor, singer/guitarist (Bloodrock) 
1946
Patricia Hodge, actress (Heat of the Day, Shell Seekers, Sunset) 
1947
Altie Taylor, soccer star 
1947
Lyndon Harrison, MEP 
1947
R J Evans, FBA, historian 
1947
Martin Ferrero, American actor 
1948
Bryant Gumbel, New Orleans La, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show) 
1948
John M McHugh, (Rep-R-NY) 
1948
Mark Farner, Mich, guitar/vocalist (Grand Funk Railroad-Locomotion) 
1948
Mike Pinera, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) 
1948
Viktor Krovopouskov, USSR, sabres/fencer (Olympic gold, individual and team, 1976, 1980) 
1948
Theo Jörgensmann, German jazz clarinetist 
1949
Steve Busby, footballer 
1949
Tony Hoty, Cleve OH, actor (Ransom, Paper) 
1949
George Dalaras, Greek singer 
1951
David Murray, cricketer (WI wicket-keeper) 
1951
Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile 
1951
Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (d. 1977) 
1951
Maureen Caird, Australian hurdler 
1951
Mike Enriquez, Philippine broadcaster 
1952
Monika Zehrt, German DR, 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1972) 
1952
R A Hodges, archaeologist 
1952
Gabor Csupo, Hungarian-born animator 
1952
Max Sandlin, American politician 
1953
Drake Hogestyn, Ft Wayne Indiana, actor (7 Brides for 7 Brothers) 
1953
Jean-Claude Lauzon, Montreal, director/writer (Leola, Night Zoo) 
1953
Warren Cromartie, baseball player 
1954
Cindy Morgan, [Cichorski], Chicago Ill, actress (Tron) 
1954
Stephen Platt, editor (New Statesman & Society) 
1955
Ken Weatherwax, actor (Pugsley-Addams Family) 
1955
Mark Mitchell, actor (Larger than Life, Lift Off, Ground Zero) 
1955
Vicki Fergon, Palo Alto CA, LPGA golfer (1979 Lady Stroh's) 
1955
Benoît Ferreux, French actor 
1956
James Donald Halsell Jr, Monroe La, astronaut (STS 65, 74, 83, 94) 
1956
Sebastian Coe, Hammersmith, London, British 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1980, 84) 
1956
Suzzy Roche, rocker (Roches) 
1957
Andrew "Dice" Clay, [Silverstien], comedian (Adv of Ford Fairlane) 
1957
Chris Broad, cricketer (prolific England opening batsman 1984-89) 
1957
Craig Lefferts, MLB Pitcher 
1957
Mari Wilson, British singer 
1957
Tim Flannery, DJ/MLB player (SD Padres) 
1957
Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer and composer 
1959
Leslie Graves, Silver City, New Mexico, American actress (Brenda-Capitol, Death Wish 2) 
1960
John MacBeth Paxson, NBA Guard (Chicago Bulls) 
1960
Rob Deer, MLB Outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers) 
1960
Wendy White, Atlanta Ga, tennis player 
1961
Julia Gillard, Australian politician 
1962
Roger Bart, American actor 
1962
Al Pitrelli, American musician, guitarist 
1963
Les Claypool, US funk metal singer/bassist (Primus-Suck on This) 
1964
Brad Lohaus, NBA forward/center (NY Knicks) 
1964
John Tucker, Windsor, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning) 
1964
Julie Peterson, Havre de Grace Md, playmate (Feb, 1987) 
1965
Fora van Leijenhorst, Curacaos/Neth dancer (Josephine) 
1965
Trent Yawney, Hudson Bay, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames) 
1966
Hersey Hawkins, NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics, Olympic-bronze-1988) 
1966
Jason Gould, son of Barbra Striesand & Elliot Gould 
1966
Jill Whelan, Oakland Cal, actress (Vicki-Love Boat, Young & Restless) 
1966
Ken Norton Jr, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers) 
1966
Rudy Poeschek, Kamloops, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning) 
1967
Dave Silvestri, St Louis MO, infielder (NY Yankees, Montreal Expos) 
1968
Luke Goss, rocker (Bros-I Owe You Nothing) 
1968
Matt Goss, rocker (Bros-I Owe You Nothing) 
1968
Mika Hakkinen, racing driver 
1968
Patrick Burns, American television presenter 
1968
Samir Soni, Indian film actor 
1969
Erika Eleniak, Glendale Ca, playmate (Jul, 1989)/actress (Baywatch) 
1969
Kelly Robbins, Mt Pleasant Michigan, LPGA golfer (1995 McDonald's LPGA 
1969
Aleks Syntek, Mexican singer 
1969
Angelo Barretto, Filipino racecar driver 
1970
Chris Mims, NFL defensive end (San Diego Chargers) 
1970
Danny de Supervise, soccer player (FC Volendam) 
1970
Derrick Oden, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles) 
1970
Emily Lloyd, London England, actress (Wish You Were Here, In Country) 
1970
Joseph Hudson, Philadelphia PA, pitcher (Boston Red Sox) 
1970
Luke Bodensteiner, Iowa City Iowa, cross country skier (Olympics-1994) 
1970
Natasha Gregson Wagner, actress (Dark Horse, SFW)/Robert's daughter 
1970
Nicolas Pereira, Salto Uruguay, tennis pro 
1970
Tina Fischer, Bad Nauheim Germany, golfer (European Amat champ 1994) 
1970
Yoshihiro Tajiri, Japanese professional wrestler 
1971
Adrion Smith, CFL cornerback (Toronto Argonauts) 
1971
Derrick Davis, WLAF cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals) 
1971
Donald Smith, CFL cornerback (Toronto Argonauts) 
1971
Jay Kearney, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy) 
1971
Ray Buchanan, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts) 
1971
Sibel Tüzün, Turkish singer 
1971
Mackenzie Crook, British actor and comedian 
1972
Butler By'not'e, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers) 
1972
Jorgen Jonsson, hockey forward (Team Sweden 1998) 
1972
Trent Zenkewicz, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons) 
1972
Robert Webb, British actor, comedian, and writer 
1972
Oliver Gavin, British racing car driver 
1973
Joe Hulbig, American ice hockey player 
1973
Athanasios Michalopoulos, Greek volleyball player 
1973
Scout Niblett, British singer/songwriter 
1974
Danielle DuClos, actress (Midnight Run, Zits) 
1974
Brian Ash, American film producer 
1975
Heather Pease, Monterey California, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96) 
1975
Albert Celades, Spanish football player 
1976
Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian football player 
1976
Darren Byfield, English football player 
1976
Oscar Sevilla, Spanish cyclist 
1977
Won Bin, South Korean actor 
1977
Wade Brookbank, Canadian ice hockey player 
1977
Debelah Morgan, American R&B singer 
1977
Jake Westbrook, American baseball player 
1978
Mandy Groff, Miss Nebraska Teen USA (1996) 
1978
Mohini Bhardwaj, Phila, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96) 
1978
Gunner McGrath, American guitarist (Much the Same) 
1978
Kurt Nilsen, Norwegian singer 
1979
Takumi Beppu, Japanese cyclist 
1979
Shelley Duncan, American Baseball Player 
1980
Sarah Sucher, Miss Iowa Teen USA (1997) 
1980
Dallas Green, Canadian musician (Alexisonfire, City and Colour) 
1980
Zachary Levi, American actor 
1980
Patrick Agyemang, English footballer 
1981
Siarhei Rutenka, Belarusian handball player 
1982
Rob Smith, Irish musician and songwriter 
1984
Per Mertesacker, German football player 
1985
Calvin Johnson, American football player 
1986
Benoît Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player 
1986
Mark Fraser, Canadian ice hockey player 
1988
Emily Evelyn Chase, daughter of Jayni & Chevy 
1988
Kevin Durant, American basketball player 
1988
Justin Nozuka, singer/songwriter 
1999
Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal 
2008
Emma Tallulah Behn, member of the extended Norwegian royal family 
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