Cesare Borgia (13 September 1475 or April 1476 – 12 March 1507), Duke of Valentinois, was an Italian condottiero, nobleman, politician, and cardinal, whose fight for power was a major inspiration for The Prince by Machiavelli. He was the illegitimate son of Pope Alexander VI (r. 1492–1503) (Rodrigo Borgia) and his long-term mistress Vannozza dei Cattanei. He was the brother of Lucrezia Borgia. Born in Rome, Papal States. (d. 1507)
Daniel Defoe (1660 – 24 April 1731) was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain with others such as Samuel Richardson, and is among the founders of the English novel. Born Daniel Foe in London, England. (d. 1731)
Milton S Hershey
Milton Hershey (September 13, 1857 – October 13, 1945) was an American confectioner, philanthropist, and founder of The Hershey Chocolate Company and the “company town” of Hershey, Pennsylvania. Born Milton Snavely Hershey in Derry Township, Pennsylvania. (d. 1945)
John J Pershing
John J. Pershing (September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948) was the general in the United States Army who led the American Expeditionary Forces to victory over Germany in World War I, 1917–18. Born John Joseph Pershing in Laclede, Missouri. (d. 1948)
J. B. Priestley, OM (13 September 1894 – 14 August 1984), was an English novelist, playwright and broadcaster. Priestley’s first major success came with a novel, The Good Companions (1929), which earned him the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction and made him a national figure. He moved into a new genre and became equally well known as a dramatist. Dangerous Corner was the first of a series of plays that enthralled West End theatre audiences. His best-known play is An Inspector Calls (1945), later made into a film starring Alastair Sim released in 1954. Born John Boynton Priestley in Manningham, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. (d. 1984)
Claudette Colbert (September 13, 1903 – July 30, 1996) was a French-born American actress, and a leading lady for two decades. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in It Happened One Night (1934), the first woman born outside of North America to do so. By the mid 1950s, she had largely retired from the screen in favor of television and stage work, earning a Tony Award nomination for The Marriage-Go-Round in 1959. Born Emilie Chauchoin in Saint-Mandé, France. (d. 1996)
Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. He has been referred to as “one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century”. Among his awards for contribution to literature, he received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 1983, and Children’s Author of the Year from the British Book Awards in 1990. His children’s books are known for their unsentimental, often very dark humour. His works for children include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, George’s Marvellous Medicine, and The Twits. Born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales. (d. 1990)
Yma Súmac (September 13, 1922 – November 1, 2008) was a Peruvian soprano. In the 1950s, she was one of the most famous proponents of exotica music. Born Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chávarri del Castillo in Callao, Peru. (d. 2008)
Maurice Jarre (13 September 1924 – 28 March 2009) was a French composer and conductor, “one of the giants of 20th century film music”. Jarre composed the scores to all of David Lean’s films from Lawrence of Arabia (1962) on. Notable scores for other directors include The Train (1964), Mohammad, Messenger of God (1976), Lion of the Desert (1981), Witness (1985) and Ghost (1990). Born Maurice-Alexis Jarre in Lyon, France. (d. 2009)
Mel Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, best known as a singer of jazz standards. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, drummer, and actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books. He composed the music for the classic holiday song “The Christmas Song” (“Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”) and co-wrote the lyrics with Bob Wells. Born Melvin Howard Tormé in Chicago, Illinois. (d. 1999)
Barbara Bain (born September 13, 1931) is an American film and television actress. Between 1966 and 1969, Bain appeared in the major role of Cinnamon Carter in Mission: Impossible. She also starred in the science-fiction TV series Space: 1999 (1975-77), as Dr. Helena Russell. Born Millicent Fogel in Chicago, Illinois.
Coral Atkins (born September 13, 1936) is an English actress. Her most high-profile role is probably that of Sheila Ashton in the 1970s Second World War drama series A Family at War. Born Coral Rosemary Atkins in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, England.
Don Bluth (born September 13, 1937) is an American animator, film director, producer, writer, production designer, video game designer and animation instructor who is known for directing animated films including The Secret of NIMH (1982), An American Tail (1986), The Land Before Time (1988). Born Donald Virgil Bluth in El Paso, Texas.
Richard Kiel (September 13, 1939 – September 10, 2014) was an American actor, voice artist, and comedian, best known for his role as Jaws in the James Bond franchise. Born Richard Dawson Kiel in Detroit, Michigan. (d. 2014)
Carol Barnes (13 September 1944 – 8 March 2008) was a British television newsreader and broadcaster. She worked for ITN from 1975 to 2004. Born Carol Lesley Barnes in Norwich, Norfolk, England. (d. 2009)
Jacqueline Bisset (born 13 September 1944) is an English actress. In 2010, she received the Légion d’honneur. Bisset first came to prominence in 1968, starring in The Detective and Bullitt, and received a most promising newcomer Golden Globe nomination for The Sweet Ride. In the 1970s, she appeared in François Truffaut’s Day for Night (1973) and Murder on the Orient Express (1974). Born Winifred Jacqueline Fraser Bisset in Weybridge, Surrey, England.
Bobby Davro (born 13 September 1958) is an English actor and comedian best known for his work as an impressionist. Between 2007 and 2008, Davro played Vinnie Monks in the BBC One soap EastEnders, participated in Dancing on Ice in 2010. Born Robert Christopher Nankeville in Middlesex, England.
Michael Johnson (born September 13, 1967) is a retired American sprinter. He won four Olympic gold medals and eight World Championships gold medals. Johnson currently holds the world and Olympic records in the 400 m. Born Michael Duane Johnson in Dallas, Texas.
Tyler Perry (born September 13, 1969) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, author, and songwriter, specializing in the gospel genre. Born Emmitt Perry Jr in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
Shane Warne (born 13 September 1969) is an Australian former international cricketer widely regarded as one of the best bowlers in the history of the game. He was named Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2004. Warne played his first Test match in 1992, and took over 1000 international wickets (in Tests and One-Day Internationals). Born Shane Keith Warne in Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia.
Louise Lombard (born 13 September 1970) is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Evangeline Eliott in the BBC drama series The House of Eliott (1991–94) and Sofia Curtis in the CBS drama series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2004–11). Born Louise Perkins in London, England.
Stella McCartney, OBE (born 13 September 1971) is an English fashion designer. She is the daughter of former Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney and American photographer and animal rights activist Linda McCartney. Born Stella Nina McCartney in Lambeth, London, England.