11 September


1771

 Mungo Park
Mungo Park (11 September 1771 – 1806) was a Scottish explorer of West Africa. He was the first Westerner known to have travelled to the central portion of the Niger River. Born in Selkirkshire, Scotland. (d. 1806)

1816

 Carl Zeiss
Carl Zeiss (11 September 1816 – 3 December 1888) was a German maker of optical instruments best known for the company he founded, Carl Zeiss Jena (now: Carl Zeiss AG). He opened a lens-making workshop in the 1840s in the city of Jena. At first his lenses were only used in the production of microscopes, but when cameras were invented, his company began manufacturing high-quality lenses for cameras. Born in Weimar, German Confederation. (d. 1888)

1862

 Hawley Harvey Crippen
Hawley Harvey Crippen (September 11, 1862 – November 23, 1910), usually known as Dr. Crippen, was an American homeopath, ear and eye specialist and medicine dispenser. He was hanged in Pentonville Prison for the murder of his wife Cora Henrietta Crippen, and was the first suspect to be captured with the aid of wireless telegraphy. Born in Coldwater, Michigan. (d. 1910)
 O Henry
William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer. O. Henry’s short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and surprise endings. Born William Sydney Porter in Greensboro, North Carolina. (d. 1910)

1885

 D. H Lawrence
D H Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter. His better-known novels include The Rainbow, Women in Love, The Virgin and the Gipsy and Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1928). Born David Herbert Richards Lawrence in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England. (d. 1930)

1899

 Helen Palmer Geisel
Helen Palmer Geisel (September 11, 1899 – October 23, 1967) was an American children’s author. She was married to fellow author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Born Helen Marion Palmer in Brooklyn, New York. (d. 1967)

1908

 Alvar Lidell
Alvar Lidell MBE (11 September 1908 – 7 January 1981) was a BBC radio announcer and newsreader. During the Second World War his distinctive voice became synonymous with the reading of news. Born Tord Alvar Quan Lidell in Wimbledon Park, Surrey, England. (d. 1981)

1917

 Herbert Lom
Herbert Lom (11 September 1917 – 27 September 2012) was a Czech-born British film and television actor noted for a precise, elegant enunciation of English. He is best known for his roles in The Ladykillers and The Pink Panther film series.
. Born Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchačevič ze Schluderpacheru in Prague, Austria-Hungary. (d. 2012)
 Ferdinand Marcos
Ferdinand Marcos, Sr. (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was a Filipino politician and kleptocrat, who was President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He ruled as dictator under martial law from 1972 until 1981. His regime became infamous for its corruption, extravagance and brutality. Born Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippine Islands. (d. 1989)
 Jessica Mitford
Jessica Mitford (11 September 1917 – 22 July 1996) was an English author, journalist, civil rights activist and political campaigner, and was one of the Mitford sisters. Born Jessica Lucy Freeman-Mitford in Gloucestershire, England. (d. 1996)

1923

 Alan Badel
Alan Badel (11 September 1923 – 19 March 1982) was an English stage actor who also appeared frequently in the cinema, radio and television. Badel played the villainous sunglasses-wearing Najim Beshraavi in Arabesque (1966). He also played the French Interior Minister in The Day of the Jackal (1973). Born Alan Fernand Badel in Rusholme, Manchester. (d. 1982)
 Betsy Drake
Betsy Drake (September 11, 1923 – October 27, 2015) was a French-born American actress and writer. She was also known for being the third wife of actor Cary Grant. Born in Paris, France. (d. 2015)

1924

 Tom Landry
Tom Landry (September 11, 1924 – February 12, 2000) was an American football player and coach. He is ranked as one of the greatest and most innovative coaches in National Football League (NFL) history. Born Thomas Wade Landry in Mission, Texas. (d. 2000)

1928

 Earl Holliman
Earl Holliman (born September 11, 1928) is an American actor. He is well known for his many character roles in films, mostly westerns and dramas, in the 1950s and 1960s. He also portrayed the role of Police Sergeant Bill Crowley on the television police drama Police Woman. Born Henry Earl Holliman in Delhi, Louisiana.

1930

 Cathryn Damon
Cathryn Damon (September 11, 1930 – May 4, 1987) was an American actress, best known for her roles on television sitcoms in the 1970s and 1980s. Damon became familiar to television viewers as middle-class Mary Campbell on the primetime spoof of daytime soaps aptly entitled Soap. Born Cathryn Lee Damon in Seattle, Washington. (d. 1987)

1931

 Bill Simpson
Bill Simpson (11 September 1931 – 21 December 1986) was a Scottish film and television actor, best remembered for his portrayal of the title role in the long-running BBC TV series Dr. Finlay’s Casebook. Born William Nicholson Simpson in Dunure, Ayrshire, Scotland. (d. 1986)

1935

 Gherman Titov
Gherman Stepanovich Titov (11 September 1935 – 20 September 2000) was a Soviet cosmonaut who, on 6 August 1961, became the second human to orbit the Earth, aboard Vostok 2, preceded by Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1. He was the fourth person in space. Born in Verkhneye Zhilino, Altai Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. (d. 2000)

1940

 Brian De Palma
Brian De Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and screenwriter. He is considered part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. In a career spanning over 40 years, he is best known for his suspense, psychological thriller and crime films. He directed successful and popular films such as the supernatural horror Carrie, the erotic crime thriller Dressed to Kill, the thriller Blow Out, the crime dramas Scarface, The Untouchables and Carlito’s Way, and the action spy film Mission: Impossible. Born Brian Russell De Palma in Newark, New Jersey.

1942

 Lola Falana
Lola Falana (born September 11, 1942 in Camden, New Jersey) is an American singer, dancer, and actress. Born Loletha Elayne Falana in Camden, New Jersey.

1945

 Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer (born 11 September 1945) is a German former professional footballer and manager. Twice named European Footballer of the Year, Beckenbauer appeared 103 times for West Germany and played in three FIFA World Cups. He is one of only two men, along with Brazil’s Mário Zagallo, to have won the World Cup as a player and as a manager. Born Franz Anton Beckenbauer in Munich, Germany.

1946

 Julie Covington
Julie Covington (born 11 September 1946) is an English singer and actress, best known for recording the original version of “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina” which reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart. She was cast in the original London production of Godspell and was then cast as Janet Weiss in the original production of The Rocky Horror Show. She appeared in the British television programme, Rock Follies. Born in London, England.

1950

 Amy Madigan
Amy Madigan (born September 11, 1950) is an American actress, producer, and singer. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1985 film Twice in a Lifetime. Her other film credits include Field of Dreams (1989), and Uncle Buck (1989). Madigan won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. Born Amy Marie Madigan in Chicago, Illinois.
 Barry Sheene
Barry Sheene MBE (11 September 1950 – 10 March 2003) was a British World Champion Grand Prix motorcycle road racer, who remained as Britain’s last champion in 1977 until Danny Kent in 2015. Born Barry Steven Frank Sheene in London. (d. 2003)

1957

 Brad Bird
Brad Bird (born September 24, 1957) is an American filmmaker, known for both animated and live-action films. Bird worked as an animator for Disney and wrote the screenplay for Batteries Not Included (1987). Bird served as a creative consultant on The Simpsons during its first eight seasons, where he helped develop the show’s animation style. Afterwards, Bird left to direct his first animated feature, The Iron Giant (1999), which fared poorly at the box office but came to be regarded as a modern animated classic. He rejoined Lasseter at Pixar in 2000, where he would develop his second picture, The Incredibles (2004), and his third picture, Ratatouille (2007). Both films place among Pixar’s highest-grossing features and gave Bird two Academy Award for Best Animated Feature wins and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nominations. Born Phillip Bradley Bird in Kalispell, Montana.

1961

 Elizabeth Daily
Elizabeth Daily (born September 11, 1961) is an American actress, voice actress and musician, who is best known for voicing Tommy Pickles in Rugrats, and Buttercup in The Powerpuff Girls. She also provided the voice of the title role in the live action feature film Babe: Pig in the City. Born Elizabeth Ann Guttman in Los Angeles, California.
 Virginia Madsen
Virginia Madsen (born September 11, 1961) is an American actress and producer. In 1984, David Lynch cast her in the science fiction film Dune as Princess Irulan. She is most known for her role as Helen Lyle in the horror film Candyman (1992). Born Virginia G Madsen in Chicago, Illinois.

1962

 Kristy McNichol
Kristy McNichol (born September 11, 1962) is an American actress and singer. McNichol is known for such roles as Letitia “Buddy” Lawrence on the TV series Family, and Barbara Weston on the sitcom Empty Nest. Born Christina Ann McNichol in Los Angeles, California.

1965

  Moby
Moby (born September 11, 1965) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and photographer. He is well known for his electronic music, veganism, and support of animal rights. Moby has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. Born Richard Melville Hal in Harlem, New York.
 Bashar Hafez al-Assad
Bashar Hafez al-Assad (born 11 September 1965) is the President of Syria, commander-in-chief of the Syrian Armed Forces, General Secretary of the ruling Ba’ath Party and Regional Secretary of the party’s branch in Syria. On 10 July 2000, he was elected president succeeding his father. Born in Damascus, Syria.

1967

 Harry Connick Jr
Harry Connick, Jr., (born September 11, 1967) is an American singer, musician, and actor. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide. Connick is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 16 million in certified sales. He has had seven top 20 US albums, and ten number-one US jazz albums, earning more number-one albums than any other artist in US jazz chart history. Born Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1970

 Chris Garver
Chris Garver (born September 11, 1970) is a tattoo artist featured on the TLC reality television show Miami Ink. Born Christopher Garver in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1971

 Richard Ashcroft
Richard Ashcroft (born 11 September 1971) is an English musician, singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer and occasional guitarist of the alternative rock band The Verve. Born Richard Paul Ashcroft in Higher End, Wigan, England.
 Johnny Vegas
Johnny Vegas (born 5 September 1970), is an English actor and comedian, known for his angry rants, surreal humour, portly figure and high husky voice. His television roles have included playing drug dealer Moz in the BBC black comedy Ideal and Geoff Maltby in the ITV comedy series Benidorm. Born Michael Joseph Pennington in St Helens, Lancashire, England.

1977

  Ludacris
Chris Bridges (born September 11, 1977), better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor. Ludacris has won Screen Actors Guild, Critic’s Choice, MTV, and Grammy Awards. Born Christopher Brian Bridges in Champaign, Illinois.

1987

 Elizabeth Henstridge
Elizabeth Henstridge (born 11 September 1987) is an English actress best known for her role in ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Agent Jemma Simmons. Born Elizabeth Frances Henstridge in Sheffield, England.

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