Famous Birthdays on 17th September

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64 - Julia Flavia, daughter of Roman Emperor Titus; lover of Domitian.
879 - Charles III, [The Simple], king of France (893-923)
1192 - Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1219)
1271 - Wenceslas II, king of Bohemia & Poland (1278-1305)
1550 - Pope Paul V (d. 1621)
1552 - Paul V, [Camillo Borghese], Italy, Pope (1605-21)
1580 - Charlotte Brabantia, countess of Nassau/daughter of Willem of Orange
1605 - Francesco Sacrati, composer
1619 - John Lambert, English general-major/parliament leader
1630 - Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma (d. 1694)
1639 - Hans Herr, Mennonite bishop (d. 1725)
1643 - Gilbert Burnet, Bishop of Salisbury/author
1677 - Stephen Hales, English physiologist, chemist, and inventor (d. 1761)
1687 - Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (d. 1772)
1688 - Maria Luisa of Savoy, first queen of Philip V of Spain (d. 1714)
1711 - Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer, composer
1714 - Gottlieb W Rabener, German author (Vom Misbrauch of the Satire)
1730 - Friedrich WLGA von Steuben, Prus/US inspector-gen of Washington's army
1739 - John Rutledge, 2nd (appointed) Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1800)
1743 - Jean-Marie Caritat, France, mathematician
Enlightenment Philosopher Marquis de CondorcetEnlightenment Philosopher Marquis de Condorcet (1743) 1743 - Marquis de Condorcet, Aisn France, enlightenment philosopher (Condorcet Method), (d. 1794)
1748 - Robert Wainwright, composer
1764 - John Goodricke, English astronomer/member Royal Society
1765 - Gregory XVI, [Bartolomeo A Cappellari/Mauro], Italy, Pope
1767 - Henri-Montan Berton, composer
1771 - Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer (d. 1816)
1774 - Joseph Caspar Mezzofanti, Cardinal/linguist (understood 70 languages)
1783 - Samuel Prout, water-color painter
1795 - Giuseppi Saverio Rafaele Mercadante, composer
1798 - Antonia M B Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat
1800 - Franklin Buchanan, Admiral (Confederate Navy), died in 1874
1801 - Edward William Lane, translator (Thousand & 1 Nights)
1814 - Stefano Ronchetti-Molnteviti, composer
1818 - Halfdan Kjeruif, composer (Kjerulf)
1819 - Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault, physicist (pendulum proved Earth rotates)
1819 - Marthinus Wessels Pretorius, 1st president (Republic South Africa)
1819 - Thomas Andrews Hendricks, (D) 21st US VP; died in office
1820 - Earle Van Dorn, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1820 - Émile Augier, French dramatist (d. 1889)
1821 - Charles Victor Arthur Saint-Leon, composer
1825 - Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, MC (Confederacy), died in 1893
1826 - G F Berhard Riemann, German mathematician (zeta-function)
1834 - Edouard Pailleron, French attorney/stage writer
1849 - Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer
1853 - Clemens Baeumker, German historian (Patristischen Philosophie)
1854 - Hans Muller, music historian
1854 - David Dunbar Buick, American automobile pioneer (d.1929)
1857 - Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, pioneer in rocket & space research
1859 - Frank D Adams, Canada geologist/educator
1859 - Richard Henry Warren, composer
1861 - Owen Seaman, poet/editor (Punch)
1868 - James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician (d. 1956)
1869 - Christian Lange, Norway, pacifist/internationalist (Nobel 1921)
1874 - Ben[jamin] Turpin, US, comic (Uncle Tom Without the Cabin)
1875 - Vyacheslav Gavrilovich Karatigin, composer
1877 - Jean Hure, composer
1878 - Vincenzo Tommasini, composer
1879 - Rube Foster, American baseball player, manager and executive (d. 1930)
1879 - Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Indian Social Reformer (d. 1973)
1881 - Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English soldier (d. 1955)
1882 - Anton H Blaauw, Dutch botanist (Perception of Light)
1883 - Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson Berners, 14th baron/composer
1883 - William Carlos Williams, American poet
1884 - Bastiaan de Gaay Fortman, Dutch historian/Justice of Curacao
1884 - Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Elmira NY, composer (White Peacock)
1885 - George Cleveland, Sydney Nova Scotia, actor (Courage of Lassie)
1885 - Uzeir Abdul Huseyn Hajibeyov, composer
1890 - Lubov Tchernicheva, Russian ballerina
1891 - Leslie Lincoln Henson, actor (Lady Luck, Funny Face, Harvey)
1892 - Hendrik F Andriessen, Dutch organist/composer (Ballade of Merel)
1893 - Abel J Herzberg, Russ/Dutch writer (Persecution of Jews)
1894 - Fay Compton, [Virginia Lillian Emeline Compton], actress (Haunting)
1896 - Denise Grey, [Edouardine Verthuy], Turin Italy, actress (Julietta)
1899 - Winnie Lightner, Greenport NY, comedienne (Sit Tight, Side Show)
1900 - John Willard Marriott, American hotelier (d. 1985)
1900 - Hughie Critz, baseball player (d. 1980)
1901 - Francis Chichester, Barnstaple, Devon, English aviator and sailor (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire)
1902 - Esther Ralston, Bar Harbor ME, American Venus/actress (Old Ironsides)
1903 - Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (d. 1984)
Choreographer Frederick AshtonChoreographer Frederick Ashton (1904) 1904 - Frederick Ashton, Ecuador, British choreographer (Cinderella), (d. 1988)
1904 - Jerry Colonna, Boston MA, actor (Road to Morocco, Road to Singapore)
1905 - Dolores Costello, Pittsburgh PA, actress (Little Lord Fauntleroy)
1905 - Hans Freudenthal, Dutch mathematician/director (OW&OC)
1905 - Jorge Urrutia Blondel, composer
1906 - Junius Richard Jayawardene, president (Sri Lanka, 1978-89)
1906 - Edgar Wayburn, American environmentalist
1907 - Desmond Heap, authority on British planning law
1907 - Helen Vinson, TX, actress (Transatlantic Tunnel, In Name Only)
1907 - Warren E Burger, Minn, Supreme Court chief justice (1969-86)
1908 - Franz J A Grothe, German composer
1909 - Elizabeth Wilkinson, professor German University College London
1909 - Kenneth Darling, Commander-in-chief Allied Forces, Northern Europe
1910 - Vernon Thompson, thoracic surgeon
1912 - Pauline Parsons, matron in chief (PMRAFNS)
1912 - Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedian
1913 - Jorgen Jersild, composer
1914 - Shin Kanemaru, politician
1916 - Mary [Florence Elinor] Stewart, UK, sci-fi author (Crystal Cave)
1916 - Ove J Abildgaard, Danish poet (Uglegylp)
1917 - Isang Yun, composer
1917 - Lawrence Jacob, Atlantic City NJ, artist (Sanitarium)
1917 - Peter Bennett, London, actor (Leonides-Adv of Sir Lancelot)
1918 - Chaim Herzog, Israeli president (1983-93), (d. 1997)
1920 - Dinah Sheridan, actress (Genevieve, Railway Children), (d. 2012)
1920 - Marjorie S Holt, (Rep-R-MD, 1973- )
1921 - Virgilio Barco Vargas, president of Colombia (1986-90)
1922 - Agostinho Neto, poet/president Angola [or Dec 27]
1922 - Naomi Datta, geneticist
1922 - Ursula Howells, London, actress (Girly, Murder is Announced)
1923 - Hank Williams, country singer (Cold, Cold Heart, Hey Good Lookin')
1923 - John Hale, linguist
1925 - Dorothy Loudon, Boston, Massachusetts, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie)
1926 - Bill Black, rocker
1926 - Donald Acheson, England's chief medical officer
1926 - Reginald Marsh, actor (Sicilians, It Happened Here)
1927 - George Blanda, Penn, NFL kicker/quarterback (Bears, Oilers, Raiders)
1927 - Ted Weiss, (Rep-D-NY, 1977-92)
1928 - Brian Matthew, British disc jockey
1928 - Roddy McDowall, London England, actor (Planet of Apes, Lord Love a Duck)
1929 - John Stewart-Clark, MEP (C)
1929 - Lord Craig of Radley, marshal (RAF)
1929 - Stirling Moss, London England, race car driver
1929 - Pat Crowley, American actress
1930 - David Huddleston, Vinton Va, actor (How the West Was Won)
1930 - Edgar Dean Mitchell, Hereford Texas, Capt USN/astronaut (Apollo 14)
1930 - Gwyn Francis, British Forestry commissioner
1930 - Thomas P Stafford, Weatherford Ok, USAF/astronaut (Gem 6 9, Ap 10 18)
1930 - Jim Rohn, American business philosopher
1930 - Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist
Actress Anne BancroftActress Anne Bancroft (1931) 1931 - Anne Bancroft, Bronx, actr (Graduate, Miracle Worker), (d. 2005)
1933 - Charles E Grassley, (Sen-R-Iowa, 1981- )
1933 - D A Fenner, British headmaster (Alleyn's School)
1933 - Desmond Fennell, British high court judge
1933 - Patricia Crowley, Olyphant Pa, actress (Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
1934 - Little Milton [Campbell], rocker
1934 - Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly, Ca, tennis, 1st woman grand slam (1953)
1934 - Orlando Cepeda, Giants player (NL MVP 1967)
1935 - Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1935 - Timothy Bavin, Bishop of Portsmouth
1936 - Jennifer Dickson, artist/photographer
1936 - Mischa de Vreede, poetess (Our Eternal Hunger)
1936 - Richard Gaskell, solicitor/president (Law Society)
1937 - Albertine Sarrazin, French author (L'astragale, La Cavale)
1937 - Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player
1938 - Alec Broers, master (Churchill College Cambridge)
1938 - Paul Benedict, Silver City NM, actor (Harry-Jeffersons)
1939 - David H Souter, Weir NH, 107th Supreme Court Justice (1990- )
1939 - Joseph Mosikili, South African actor/singer
1939 - Lamonte McLemore, St Louis Mo, rock vocalist (5th Dimension)
1939 - Shelby Flint, American singer
1940 - Jan Eliasson, Swedish diplomat
1940 - Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (d. 2007)
1941 - Robert T Matsui, (Rep-D-California, 1979- )
1941 - William Grut, Sweden, penthalete (Olympic-gold-1948), (d. 2012)
1942 - Beverly Aadland, Hollywood Cal, Errol Flynns last girlfriend
1942 - Desmond Lynam, British sportscaster
1942 - Doris Brown-Heritage, US, 800m track star (Olympic-gold-1968)
1942 - Robert Graysmith, Zodiac killer researcher
1943 - Samuel T Durrance, Tallahassee Fl, PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67)
1943 - Sarah Lucas, theatre administrator
1944 - Mary Lou Crocker, LPGA golfer
1944 - Reinhold Messner, Italian mountain climber (Mount Everest)
Coach Phil JacksonCoach Phil Jackson (1945) 1945 - Phil Jackson, Deer Lodge Montana, American basketball player and coach (Knicks/Bulls/Lakers)
1945 - Bruce Spence, New Zealand actor
1946 - Billy Bonds, British soccer player
1946 - Michael Jack, British minister of state-home office
1947 - Jeff MacNelly, Puliter Prize-winning cartoonist (Shoe)
1947 - Robert Kidd, marine geoscientist
1947 - Tessa Jowell, British MP
1948 - John Ritter, Burbank California, actor (Jack-3's Company, Hearts Afire)
1948 - Patricia Kluge, Baghdad Iraq, wife of Billionaire John Kluge
1950 - Fee Waybill, Ohaha Neb, rocker (Tubes)
1950 - Narendra Modi, Indian politician
1950 - Chris Heister, Swedish politician
1950 - Lawrence Anthony, Johannesberg, South Africa, conservationist and author, (d. 2012)
1951 - Cassandra Peterson, [Elvira], KS, actress (Echo Park, Elvira)
1952 - Steve Sanders, Richland Ga, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)
1953 - Altaf Hussain, Pakistani politician and founder of MQM
1954 - Joël-François Durand, French composer
1955 - Rita Rudner, comedienne (Funny People)
1955 - Scott William Simpson, San Diego CA, PGA golfer (1987 US Open)
1955 - Koralia Karanti, Greek actress
1955 - Charles Martinet, American actor
1956 - Thad Bosley. American major league baseball player
1956 - Brian Andreas, American writer, sculptor, painter and publisher
1957 - David Bintley, choreographer
1958 - Daniel Nunez, Cuba, weightlifter (Olympic-gold-1980)
1959 - Hank Ilesic, Edmonton, CFL punter, place kicker (Edmonton, Toronto)
1960 - Hank Baran, San Diego California, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Won Mexican)
1960 - John Franco, Brooklyn NY, pitcher (NY Mets)
1960 - Terry Nihen, Concord Mass, playmate (December, 1983)
1961 - Pamela Ann Melroy, Palo Alto California, Major USAF/astronaut (sk:STS 92)
1961 - Ty Tabor, American guitarist and singer (King's X)
1962 - Dustin Nguyen, Saigon Vietnam, actor (Harry-21 Jump Street)
1962 - Wayne Riley, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer
1962 - Baz Luhrmann, Australian film director
1963 - Masahiro Chono, wrestler (NJPW)
1963 - Rami Saari, Israeli poet and translator
1963 - Michael Adler, American businessman
1963 - Steven Dye, English musician (Scarlet Party), (The Alan Parsons Project)

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