September 12 Birthdays in History - September 12 Deaths - September 12 Events
1986 Emmy Rossum, American Actress
1981 Jered Guzman, born in Garden Grove, California, pairs skater, & Natalie Vlandis
1980 Yao Ming, Chinese Athlete
1978 Ruben Studdard, American Musician
1978 Benjamin McKenzie, American Actor
1977 James Louis McCartney, son of Paul and Linda McCartney
1975 Tom Carroll, actor, J T Adams-Swan's Crossing
1973 Paul Walker, born in Glendale, California, actor, known for 'The Fast and the Furious' movie, also appeared in films, '2 Fast 2 Furious', 'Joy Ride', 'Eight Below'
1972 Amy Locane, born in New Jersey, actress, Sandy Harling-Melrose Place
1972 Cady Cantrell, Lanett AL, playmate, Apr, 1992
1971 Terry Dehere, NBA guard for the Sacramento Kings
1970 Rebecca Joyce, Australia, rower 1996 Olympics
1968 Larry Laronde, U.S. funk metal bassist, Primus-Frizzle Fry
1967 Pat Listach, born in Natchitoches, Louisiana, infielder for the Milwaukee Brewers
1967 Rob Eiter, born in Chicago, Illinois, 105 lbs/48 kg freestyle wrestler 1996 Olympics
1966 Darren E. Burrows, born in Kansas, actor, Ed Chigliak-Northern Exposure
1966 Ben Folds, American Musician
1965 Silke Horner, born in East Germany, swimmer, world record 100m-breast stroke
1965 Vernon Maxwell, NBA guard, Charlotte Hornets
1963 Amy Yasbeck, born in Cincinnati, actress, Casey Davenport-Wings, Mask
1961 Mylene Farmer, born in Montreal, Canada, french singer, Cendres de Lune
1960 Lynn Connelly, born in Washington D.C., LPGA golfer, 1988 USX Golf Classic-6th
1959 Cindy Rarick, born in Glenwood, Minnesota, LPGA golfer, 1991 Northgate Computer
1959 Ben Chandler, American Politician
1958 Gregg Edelman, born in Chicago, Illinois, actor, Green Card
1958 Wilfredo Benitez, PR, boxer, world champ at 17y176d
1957 Hawk, Michael Hegstrand, wrestler, ECW/WCW/WWF/AWA, Legion of Doom
1957 Rachel Ward, born in Cornwell Manor, England, actress, Thorn Birds
1956 Brian Robertson, born in Glasgow, Scotland, rock guitarist, Thin Lizzy
1956 Charles Henry Beck, born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, PGA golfer, 1990 Buick Open 1992
1956 Sam Brownback, born in Garnett, Kansas, politician, Republican, U.S. Senator from Kansas, U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas' 2nd district 1995 - 1996
1955 Nina Blackwood, Massachusetts, actress/VJ, MTV, Solid Gold, Vice Squad
1954 Peter Scolari, New Rochelle, New York, actor, Jerry-Newhart, Bosom Buddies
1953 Ge Reinders, Dutch singer and songwriter, Girls walk by
1953 John Williams, U.S., archer, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics
1953 Stephen Sprouse, Designer
1952 Gerry Beckley, rock vocalist and guitarist, America-Daisy Jane
1952 Neil Peart, born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, born Neil Ellwood Peart, songwriter, drummer, percussionist, progressive rock, hard rock, jazz, swing, genres, member of Toronto band, Rush
1951 Bertie Ahern, Dublin Ireland, Prime Minister of Ireland, 1997 - 2008
1951 Joe Pantoliano, born in Jersey City, New Jersey, actor, Finelli Boys, Fugitive
1951 Bertie Ahern, Irish Politician
1950 Cynthia Meyers, playmate, Dec 1968, actress, Beyond Valley of Dolls
1949 Irina Rodnina, U.S.S.R., pairs figure skater, Gold Medal 1972, 1976, 1980 Olympics
1949 Mark Knopfler, English rock vocalist and guitarist, Dire Straits
1949 Tony Stevens, born in Willesden, London, bassist, musician, played bass with Foghat, Savoy Brown, releases include 'Looking In'
1948 Max Walker, Australian cricket player
1945 John Mauceri, born in New York City, conductor, Washington D.C. Opera
1945 Maria Aitken, actress, Fish Called Wanda
1945 Vern M Lindblad, born in Seattle, Washington, Turkologist
1944 Barry White, born in Galveston, Texas, singer, Love's Theme
1943 Maria Muldaur, Greenwich Village, New York, singer, Midnight at the Oasis
1943 Michael Ondaatje, Canadian Author
1942 Tomas Marco, Basque/Spanish composer
1941 Hans-Karsten Raecke, composer
1940 Linda Gray, born in Santa Monica, California, actress, Sue Ellen Ewing-Dallas
1940 Mickey Lolich, pitcher, Detroit Tiger, won 25 in 1971
1940 Roger K Crouch, Jamestown Tennessee, astronauts, STS-83, 94
1940 Stephen J. Solarz, born in New York City, New York, Representative-D-New York 1975 - 1993
1940 Susan Sennett, born in Santa Monica, California, actress, Big Bad Mama
1939 Henry Waxman, born in Los Angeles, California, Representative-D-California 1975 -
1939 Phillip Ramey, born in Elmhurst, Illinois, pianist, composer, associated with Aaron Copeland, wrote, 'Irving Fine: An American Composer in His Time'
1938 Tatiana Troyanos, New York City, mezzo-soprano, Octavian-Der Rosenleavalier
1937 Daniela Rocca, born in Sicily, actress, Battle of Austerlitz, Empty Canvas
1937 Wesley Hall, West indian/British politician
1935 Al Swift, born in Tacoma, Washington, Representative-D-Washington 1979 - 1995
1935 Richard H Hunt, born in Chicago, sculptor, Pyramidal Construction
1935 Richard Lamm, American Politician
1934 Gunther Gebel-Williams, lion tamer, Ringling Bros Circus
1933 Stafford Heginbotham, toymaker/Football Club Chairman
1931 George Jones, born in Saratoga, Texas, singer, Golden Rings, Oh Lonesome Me
1931 Ian Holm, born in Ilford Essex, England, actor, Himmler-Holocaust
1931 Kristin Hunter, Eggleston, U.S. author, God Bless the Child
1930 Larry Austin, born in Duncan, Oklahoma, composer, professor, University of California
1929 Harvey Lester Schmidt, composer
1927 John Buller, born in England, composer, known for Proenca, written for electric guitar, mezzo-soprano and orchestra, one of his sons is Ed Buller, a record producer
1927 Gianna Maria Canale, Reggio Calabria Italy, actress, Go For Broke
1927 Ina Muller-van Ast, Dutch MP, PvdA
1925 Dickie Moore, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Expert, Oliver Twist, Little Men
1924 Howard C. Nielson, born in Richfield, Utah, Representative-R-Utah 1983 - 1991
1924 Jean Le Poulain, Marseille, France, actor, Divine
1922 Jackson Mac Low, composer
1922 Viscount Allendale, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1921 Amilcar Cabral, worked for independence of Portuguese Africa
1921 Frank McGee, born in Monroe, Louisiana, news anchor, NBC Evening News
1921 Stanislaw Lem, born in Poland, sci-fi author, Solaris, Invincible
1920 Irene Dailey, New York City, actress, Liz-Another World, Grissom Gang
1920 Jan W. Schulte Nordholt, Dutch poet and historian, Blossoming Stone
1917 Christian Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor/artist
1917 Seamas NacNeill, piper
1915 Billy Daniels, born in Jacksonville, Florida, singer, Billy Daniels Show
1914 Desmond Llewelyn, British Actor
1913 Ben[jamin S] Polak, born in Netherlands, physician/communist/resistance fighter
1913 Jesse Owens, track star, Olympics - 4 gold medals
1913 Kenneth Lo, cookery writer/restaurateur
1909 Spud Chandler, baseball player, AL MVP 1943
1907 Joe Lederer, Austrian actress/writer, Drei Tage Liebe
1907 Louis MacNeice, British Poet
1906 Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich, St. Petersburg Russia, composer
1906 Ruvim Pergament, composer
1905 Boris Arapov, born in Poltava, Ukraine, composer, studied with Vladimir Shcherbachov at Leningrad Conservatory, taught at Leningrad Conservatory, received honor Peoples Artist of the USSR in 1976 and Order of Lenin honor in 1986
1904 Gavril Nikolayevich Popov, composer
1902 Juscelino Kubitschek, president Brazil, 1955-60
1901 Ben Blue, born in Montreal, Canada, actor, Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show
1901 Ernst Pepping, German composer
1900 Eric Harding Thiman, composer
1899 Gerard Hordijk, Dutch architect/painter
1898 Ben Shahn, painter, 1964 Arts and Letters
1898 Benjamin Shahn, Lithuanian Artist
1897 Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist, neutron, Nobel 1935
1896 Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer, Il Libro Dell'Alpe
1895 Alice Lake, born in Brooklyn, New York, silent screen actress, Glamour, Wicked
1894 Billy Gilbert, born in Louisville, Kentucky, Great Dictator, His Gal Friday
1892 Alfred A Knopf, U.S., publisher, 1966 Alexander Hamilton Medal
1891 Adolph Weiss, composer
1891 Hans Albers, German actor, Die Nacht Gehort Uns
1891 Frederick Kelly, American Athlete
1890 Guido Guerrini, composer
1888 Joszi J Tersanszky, Hungary, musician/writer, Youth of Marci Kakuk
1888 Maurice Chevalier, Paris, thanked heaven for little girls, Gigi
1887 George Georgescu, composer
1881 Daniel Jones, England phoneticist, English pronouncing dictionary
1880 H. L. Mencken, born in Baltimore, Maryland, newspaperman/critic, Prejudices
1879 Fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter
1879 H de Bie, Dutch lawyer, children's law
1877 Maria "Marie" Hens, Flemish actress, Jane Eyre
1876 Flor Alpaerts, Flemish composer, Tyl Uilenspiegel, Pallieter
1873 Sul-To-Wan, Nellie Conley, U.S. actress, Uncle Tom's Cabin
1871 Friedrich, Prince of Liechtenstein, Romania
1859 Florence Kelley, American Activist
1858 Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter/sculptor
1857 George H Breitner, Dutch impressionist painter/water colors painter
1856 Johann Heinrich Beck, composer
1852 Hubert H Asquith, premier Great Britain, L, 1908-16
1830 William Sprague, governor of Rhode Island, 1859-63
1829 Anselm Feuerbach, German painter
1829 Charles Dudley Warner, Massachusetts, newspaperman/author, Being a Boy
1818 Richard Jordan Gatling, U.S., inventor, hand-cranked machine gun
1811 James Hall, U.S. geologist, Natural history of New York
1806 Andrew Hull Foote, Rear Admiral Union Navy
1803 Frantisek Matej Hilmar, composer
1801 Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing-teacher
1788 Alexander Campbell, Irish / U.S. founder, Disciples of Christ
1768 Bemnjamin Carr, composer
1761 Georg Friedrich Theodor Wolf, composer
1720 Frederick Philipse III, New York City, land owner, Bronx, Westchester and Putnam
1659 Ferdinand W, prince of Wurttemberg-Neustadt/General Dutch infantry
1655 Sebastien de Brossard, composer
1575 Henry Hudson, England, navigator/explorer, Hudson River
1559 Lodovico Cardi da Cigoli, Italian painter/architect
1494 Francois I of Valois-Angoulame, king of France, 1515-47