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Notable Birthdays on September 8th

1932Patsy Cline, Winchester Va, country singer (Crazy)

1987Alexandre Bilodeau, Montreal Quebec, Canadian freestyle skier (Gold in 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics)

1830Frederic Mistral, Maillane, France, Provencal poet (Nobel 1904), (d. 1914)

1979Pink [Alecia Beth Moore], Abington Township Pennsylvania, singer (Get the Party Started, Just Like a Pill)

1157Richard I, [Richard the Lion Hearted], King of England (1189-99)

1925Peter Sellers, England, actor and goon (Kato, Bobo, Pink Panther), (d. 1980)

September 8th Birthdays
Date Event
801
Ansgar, German Catholic archbishop (d. 865) 
828
Ali al-Hadi, Shia Imam (d. 868) 
1157
Richard I, [Richard the Lion Hearted], King of England (1189-99) 
1207
Sancho II, king of Portugal 
1271
Charles Martel d'Anjou, son of Charles II of Naples (d. 1295) 
1380
Bernardinus of Siena, Italian saint 
1474
Ludovico Ariosto, Italy, poet (Orlando Furioso) 
1515
Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar (d. 1585) 
1588
Marin Mersenne, France, mathematician/musician/philosopher (Cartesian) 
1591
Jacqueline M A de Sainte Madeleine Arnauld, French abbess 
1611
Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (d. 1671) 
1621
Louis II Condé, [Great Condé], duke of Bourbon (Rocroy) 
1633
Ferdinand IV of Germany (d. 1654) 
1672
Nicolas de Grigny, composer 
1718
Francois-Thomas the Baculard d'Arnaud, sentimental writer 
1736
Bernardo Ottani, composer 
1749
Gabrielle de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac, French aristocrat (d. 1793) 
1749
Marie-Louise, Princesse de Lamballe, French aristocrat (d. 1792) 
1756
Anton Teyber, composer 
1767
Karl August von Lichtenstein, composer 
1774
Anna K Emmerick/Emmerich, German poet 
1778
Clemens Brentano, German poet (d. 1842) 
1779
Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, composer 
1779
Mustafa IV, sultan of Turkey (1807-08) 
1783
Nicolai Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (d. 1872) 
1792
Joseph Netherclift, composer 
1804
Eduard Mörike, German poet (d. 1875) 
1814
Charles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (d. 1874) 
1815
Alexander Ramsey, Gov (Union), died in 1903 
1821
Henry Baxter, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1873 
1824
Jaime Nuno, composer 
1826
Disma Fumagalli, composer 
1827
Emil Naumann, composer 
1828
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
1829
George Crook, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890 
1829
Seth Maxwell Barton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1900 
1830
Frederic Mistral, Maillane, France, Provencal poet (Nobel 1904), (d. 1914) 
1831
Wilhelm Raabe, [Jakob Corvinus], German author (Der Hungerpastor) 
1841
Antonín Dvořák, Nelahozeves Czech, composer (New World Symphony). Dies 1904 
1841
Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin of James A. Garfield (d. 1882) 
1852
Emperor Gwangmu of Korea (d. 1919) 
1854
Willem M van Rossum, Dutch cardinal/prefect of Propaganda File 
1857
Georg Michaelis, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1936) 
1857
Ida Henrietta Hyde, Davenport Iowa, American physiologist who invented the micro-electrode. She was the first woman allowed to do research at Harvard Medical School and to be elected to the American Physiology Society. 
1863
Gustavo Emilio Campa, composer 
1865
Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (Amore & Amore, Top) 
1870
Hermann Hans Wetzler, composer 
1873
David O McKay, Huntsville, Utah, 9th pres of Mormon church 
1873
Max Reinhardt, Austria, theatrical director (Oedipus Rex) 
1873
Alfred Jarry, French absurdist playwright (d. 1907) 
1880
Roelof Kranenburg, Dutch social democratic chairman (1st Chamber) 
1881
Harry Hillman, American athlete (d. 1945) 
1884
Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver (d. 1921) 
1886
Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack) 
1887
Prince George of Yugoslavia (d. 1972) 
1888
Louis Zimmer, Flemish clock maker (Jubelklok/Wonder Clock) 
1889
Robert A Taft, (Sen-R-Ohio, Taft-Hartley Act) 
1894
Willem FJ Pijper, Dutch composer/critic 
1895
Sara García, Mexican actress (d. 1980) 
1896
Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist (d. 1983) 
1897
[James Charles] Jimmie Rodgers, Mendoza Miss, country singer/singing brakeman 
1898
Queenie Smith, NYC, actress/dancer (Funny Side) 
1900
Claude D Pepper, (Rep-D-FL, 1963- ), old people's advocate 
1901
Hendrik F Verwoerd, premier South Africa (1958-66) (assassinated) 
1902
Anthonie Donker, [Prof N Donkersloot], Dutch literary 
1904
Carlos Sanchez Malaga, composer 
1905
Henry Wilcoxon, actor (Cleopatra, Jericho, 10 Commandments) 
1906
Andrei P Kirilenko, Russian member of Central Committee of CP 
1907
Buck O'Neil, Old Negro League Baseball player 
1907
Gavin Muir, Chicago Illinois, actor (Hollister-Betty Hutton Show) 
1907
Leon Askin, Vienna Austria, actor (Pierre-Charlie Farrell Show) 
1907
Sid Tomack, actor (Life of Riley) 
1908
Geoffrey Hodges, bomb disposal expert 
1910
Gella Allaert, Flemish actress (La Round) 
1910
Jean-Louis Barrault, Vesinet France, actor (Les Enfants du Paradis) 
1912
Alexander Mackendrick, Boston, director (Man in the White Suit, Mandy) 
1912
Leo Cherne, NYC, economist/commentator (All Star News) 
1914
Dimitrios I, patriarch (primus interparis orthodox Christians) 
1914
Hillary Brooke, Abbott & Costello's neighbor (Hillary) 
1915
Frank Cady, actor (Mr Drucker-Green Acres), (d. 2012) 
1915
Frank Pullen, English business person and racehorse owner (d.1992) 
1918
Derek Barton, British chemist (Nobel 1969) 
1918
John F Seiberling, (Rep-D-OH, 1971-86) 
1919
David Johan Kvandal, composer 
1919
Richard Pool, naval Officer 
1919
Gianni Brera, (Giovanni Luigi Brera), Italian journalist and writer (d. 1992) 
1921
Hans Ulrich Engelmann, German composer (Ophelia) 
1921
Harry Secombe, Swansea Wales, actor, singer and goon (Down Among the "Z" Men) 
1922
Lyndon LaRouche, American presidental candidate (1980) 
1922
Sid Caesar, Yonkers NY, comedian (Your Show of Shows) 
1923
Alan Weeks, sports commentator 
1923
Francois Chaumette, actor (They Never Slept, Christine) 
1924
Wendell H Ford, (Sen-D-Kentucky, 1974- ) 
1924
Mimi Parent, Canadian painter (d. 2005) 
1924
Marie-Claire Kirkland, Quebec politician 
1925
Alexander Nikolayevich Kholminov, composer 
1925
Denise Darcel, Paris France, actress (Dangerous When Wet) 
1925
Heinz Lau, composer 
1925
Magnus Blondal Johansson, composer 
1925
Peter Sellers, England, actor and goon (Kato, Bobo, Pink Panther), (d. 1980) 
1927
Harlan Howard, American country music songwriter (d. 2002) 
1929
Severn Darden, actor (Popesco-Mary Hartman) 
1929
Christoph von Dohnanyi, German conductor 
1929
Roger Byrne, English footballer (d. 1958 
1930
Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, media tycoon 
1930
Jeanette Altwegg, England, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1952) 
1930
Mario Adorf, Zurich Switzerland, actor (Bachelor, Abyssinia) 
1930
Nguyen Cao Ky, Premier of South Vietnam 
1930
Robert W. Firestone, Author, Artist, Clinical Psychologist 
1931
John Garrett, British politician (d. 2007) 
1932
Patsy Cline, Winchester Va, country singer (Crazy) 
1933
Eric Salzman, composer 
1933
Asha Bhonsle, Indian singer 
1933
Paul M. Fleiss, American pediatrician; father of Heidi Fleiss 
1933
Michael Frayn, British playwright 
1934
Peter Maxwell Davies, Manchester England, composer (Prolation, Taverner) 
1934
Rodrigue Biron, Canadian politician 
1935
James Clay, saxophonist 
1937
Virna Lisi, Italy, actress (Assault on a Queen, Bluebeard) 
1938
Sam Nunn, American politician (Sen-D-Georgia, 1972 - 1997) 
1938
Kenichi Horie, Japanese adventurer 
1939
Carsten Keller, German field hockey player 
1939
Guitar Shorty, American musician 
1940
Willie Tyler, Red Level Ala, ventriloquist (Lester) 
1940
Quentin L. Cook, LDS apostle 
1941
Alan Feinstein, NYC, actor (Max-Berrengers, Family Tree) 
1941
Bernard Sanders, (Rep-R-Vermont) 
1941
Dante Drowty, rocker 
1941
Bernie Sanders, American politician 
1942
Brian Cole, Tacoma Wash, rock vocalist/bassist (Association) 
1942
Nancy Ann Dibble, Netherlands, sci-fi author (Summerfair) 
1942
Sal Valentino, rocker 
1943
Adelaide C. Eckardt, American politician 
1945
Kelly Groucutt, rocker 
1945
Rogie Vachon, Quebec, NHL goalie (Canadiens, Kings, Vezina-1968) 
1945
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, California, rocker (Grateful Dead) 
1946
Dean Daughtry, rock keyboardist (Atlanta Rhythm Section) 
1946
L.C. Greenwood, American football player, (d. 2013) 
1947
Amos Biwott, Uasin Gishee Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Oly-gold-1968) 
1947
Ann Beattie, Wash DC, short story writer (NYer Magazine) 
1947
Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist 
1948
Great Kabuki, [Akihisa Yone Yoshi Mera], wrestler (NWA/NJPW/WAR/SWS) 
1948
Kathy Hite-James, LPGA golfer 
1948
Lynn/Marilyn [Lorraine] Abbey, US, sci-fi author (Black Flame) 
1950
Daniel Victor Starr, composer 
1950
Will Lee, bassist (Late Show with David Letterman) 
1950
Mike Simpson, American politician 
1951
Mark McCumber, golfer 
1951
Randy T Odle, Port Arthur Texas, astronaut 
1951
Timothy Gullikson, Wisc, tennis player/coach (Pete Sampras) 
1951
Tom Gullikson, Wisc, tennis player (US mixed Doubles 1984) 
1951
Nikos Karvelas, Greek composer 
1954
Clayton Norcross, actor (Bold & Beautiful, Colbys, Santa Barbara) 
1954
Mark Foley, American politician 
1956
Maurice Cheeks, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Phila '76ers) 
1956
Frank Tovey, British musician (d. 2002) 
1957
Heather Thomas, Greenwich Ct, actress (Jody-Fall Guy, Coed Fever) 
1957
Melissa Whitmire, LPGA golfer 
1958
David Lewis, guitarist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover) 
1958
Michael Lardie, American musician 
1958
Mitsuru Miyamoto, Japanese voice actor 
1959
Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor 
1960
Stefano Casiraghi, husband of princess Caroline of Monaco 
1960
Aimee Mann, American musician 
1961
Franny Michel, Brooklyn New York, American actress (Patricia-Apple's Way) 
1961
Paul Zanetti, Australian political cartoonist 
1962
René Klijn, [Dorian], singer (Mr Blue) 
1962
Sergio Casal, Spanish tennis player 
1962
Christopher Klim, American novelist 
1962
Thomas Kretschmann, German actor 
1963
Gerald Williams, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers) 
1963
Li Ning, Chinese gymnast 
1963
Brad Silberling, American television and film director 
1963
Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japanese comedian 
1964
Steffan Peters, equestrian dressage (Olympics-bronze-96) 
1964
Michael Johns, American business executive 
1964
Scott Levy, American professional wrestler 
1964
Joachim Nielsen, Norwegian musician (d. 2000) 
1965
Barbra Fontana Harris, Manhattan Beach CA, volleyballer (Oly-4th-96) 
1966
Mike Dyer, Upland California, pitcher (Montreal Expos) 
1966
Raymond Atteveld, Belgian soccer player (Waregem, Roda JC) 
1966
Carola, Swedish singer 
1966
Peter Furler, musician (Newsboys) 
1967
Brett Winslow, Santa Barbara California, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-96) 
1967
Kimberly Peirce, American film director 
1969
Oswaldo Ibarra, Ecuadorian footballer 
1969
Lars Bohinen, Norwegian footballer 
1969
Gary Speed, Welsh footballer 
1970
Clarence Weatherspoon, NBA forward (Phila 76ers) 
1970
Tomur Barnes, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers) 
1970
Neko Case, American musician 
1971
Cristy Thom, LA Ca, playmate (Feb, 1991) 
1971
David Merritt, NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals) 
1971
Greg Minor, NBA guard (Boston Celtics) 
1971
Henry Thomas, San Antonio TX, actor (ET) 
1971
Jan Pardavy, hockey forward (Team Slovakia) 
1971
David Arquette, Winchester, Virginia, American actor, director and producer (Scream, Kiss & Tell) 
1971
Brooke Burke, American model 
1971
Martin Freeman, English actor 
1972
Markus Babbel, German footballer 
1972
Giovanni Frezza, Italian actor 
1972
Lisa Kennedy, American television personality 
1972
Tomokazu Seki, Japanese voice actor 
1972
Phil Laak, Ireland-born professional poker player 
1973
Bob Wolcott, Huntington Beach Ca, pitcher (Seattle Mariners) 
1973
Jason Downs, actor (Bobby-Hairspray) 
1973
Khamis Al-Owairan, Saudi Arabian footballer 
1974
Braulio Luna, Mexican footballer 
1974
Tanaz Eshaghian, Iranian-born American documentarian 
1975
Elena Likhovtseva, Alma-Ata Kazakhstan, tennis star 
1975
John Thomas, NBA forward (Boston Celtics) 
1975
Richard Hughes, English musician (Keane) 
1975
Larenz Tate, American Actor 
1975
Lee Eul-Yong, South Korean footballer 
1976
Sjeng Schalken, Weert Neth, tennis star 
1976
Gerald Drummond, Costa Rican footballer 
1976
Jervis Drummond, Costa Rican footballer 
1976
Brendan Kelly, American musician (The Lawrence Arms) 
1976
Sarah Kucserka, American screenwriter 
1977
Maria Helena Selin, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98) 
1978
Marco Sturm, Dingolfing GER, NHL forward (Sharks, Team Germany 1998) 
1978
Gerard Autet, Spanish footballer 
1978
Gil Meche, American baseball player 
1979
Pink [Alecia Beth Moore], Abington Township Pennsylvania, singer (Get the Party Started, Just Like a Pill) 
1980
Teruyuki Moniwa, Japanese footballer 
1981
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Bethlehem PA, actor (Randy-Home Improvement) 
1981
Morten Gamst Pedersen, Norwegian footballer 
1983
Wali Lundy, American football player 
1983
Diego Benaglio, Swiss-Italian footballer 
1983
Chris Judd, Australian football player 
1983
Lewis Roberts-Thompson, Australian football player 
1983
Will Blalock, American basketball player 
1984
Vitaly Petrov, Russian racing driver 
1984
Peter Whittingham, English footballer 
1985
Yendi Phillips, Jamaican beauty pageant contestant 
1986
João Moutinho, Sporting Lisbon midfielder 
1986
Matt Grothe, American football player 
1987
Alexandre Bilodeau, Montreal Quebec, Canadian freestyle skier (Gold in 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics) 
1988
Arrelious Benn, American football player 
1988
Chantal Jones, American fashion model 
1988
Caitlin Hill, Australian internet personality 
1990
Matt Barkley, American football player 
1996
Krystal Reyes, Filipina actress 
1997
Kimberlea Berg, English actress 
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