2 September


1913

 Bill Shankly
Bill Shankly OBE (2 September 1913 – 29 September 1981) was a Scottish footballer and manager who is best known for his time as manager of Liverpool. His most notable quote is “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that”. Born William Shankly in Glenbuck, East Ayrshire, Scotland. (d. 1981)

1924

 Daniel arap Moi
Daniel arap Moi (born 2 September 1924) is a former Kenyan politician who served as the second President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002. Born Daniel Toroitich arap Moi.

1925

 Hugo Montenegro
Hugo Montenegro (September 2, 1925 – February 6, 1981) was an American orchestra leader and composer of film soundtracks. His best known work is derived from interpretations of the music from Spaghetti Westerns, especially his cover version of Ennio Morricone’s main theme from the 1966 film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Born Hugo Mario Montenegro in New York City. (d. 1981)

1927

 Francis Matthews
Francis Matthews (2 September 1927 – 14 June 2014) was an English film and television actor, best known for playing Paul Temple in the BBC TV series and Captain Scarlet from Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. Born in York, England. (d. 2014)

1937

 Derek Fowlds
Derek Fowlds (born 2 September 1937) is an English actor. He became familiar to British television viewers as ‘Mr. Derek’ in the children’s series The Basil Brush Show. He is best known for playing Bernard Woolley in popular British television comedies Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister and Oscar Blaketon in the long-running ITV police drama Heartbeat. Born in Wandsworth, London, England.

1946

 Billy Preston
Billy Preston (September 2, 1946 – June 6, 2006) was an American musician whose work included R&B, rock, soul, funk and gospel. A virtuoso keyboardist, particularly on Hammond organ, Preston was recognized as a top session musician in the 1960s, during which he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and the Beatles. Born William Everett Preston in Houston, Texas. (d. 2006)

1948

 Christa McAuliffe
Christa McAuliffe (September 2, 1948 – January 28, 1986) was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire, and was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Born Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe in Boston, Massachusetts. (d. 1986)

1949

 Moira Stuart
Moira Stuart OBE (born 2 September 1949) is a British presenter, who was the first African-Caribbean female newsreader on British television. In a career that spans more than three decades, she has presented many television news and radio programmes for the BBC. Born Moira Clare Ruby Stuart in Royal Free Hospital, London.

1950

 Rosanna DeSoto
Rosanna DeSoto (born September 2, 1950) is a Mexican-American actress who has performed in films and television. She is best known for her roles in Stand and Deliver, for which she won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, and in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country as Azetbur, the daughter of Klingon Chancellor Gorkon. Born in San Jose, California.

1951

 Mark Harmon
Mark Harmon (born September 2, 1951) is an American television and film actor who has appeared in a wide variety of roles since the early-1970s. Since 2003, Harmon has starred as former U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant and Sniper turned NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs in the CBS series, NCIS. Born Thomas Mark Harmon in Burbank, California.

1952

 Jimmy Connors
Jimmy Connors (born September 2, 1952) is an American former world No. 1 tennis player, often considered among the greatest in the history of the sport. He held the top ranking for a then-record 160 consecutive weeks from July 29, 1974 to August 22, 1977 and an additional eight times during his career for a total of 268 weeks. Born James Scott Connors in East St Louis, Illinois.

1953

 Keith Allen
Keith Howell Charles Allen (born 2 September 1953) is a Welsh actor, comedian, musician, singer-songwriter, artist, author and television presenter. He is the father of singer Lily Allen. He appeared in A Very British Coup, Shallow Grave (1994), Martin Chuzzlewit and Trainspotting (1996). Born Keith Howell Charles Allen in Llanelli, Wales.

1955

 Linda Purl
Linda Purl (born September 2, 1955) is an American actress and singer, perhaps best known for portraying Ben Matlock’s daughter Charlene Matlock in season one of Matlock. Born in Greenwich, Connecticut.

1964

 Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves (born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor, producer, director and musician. He gained fame for his starring role performances in several blockbuster films including comedies from the Bill and Ted franchise (1989-1991), action thrillers Point Break (1991) and Speed (1994), and the science fiction-action trilogy The Matrix (1999-2003). Born Keanu Charles Reeves in Beirut, Lebanon.

1965

 Lennox Lewis
Lennox Lewis, CM, CBE, (born 2 September 1965) is a retired boxer and the last undisputed world heavyweight champion. He holds dual British and Canadian citizenship. As an amateur boxer he won a gold medal representing Canada at the 1988 Olympic Games. Lewis became undisputed champion by defeating Evander Holyfield, successfully unifiying his WBC title with Holyfield’s WBA and IBF titles. With that victory, he was also awarded the vacant IBO title. Born Lennox Claudius Lewis in London, England.

1966

 Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek (born September 2, 1966) is a Mexican-American film actress, producer and former model. She began her career in Mexico starring in the telenovela Teresa and starred in the film El Callejón de los Milagros (Miracle Alley) for which she was nominated for an Ariel Award. In 1991 Hayek moved to Hollywood and came to prominence with roles in movies such as Desperado (1995), Dogma (1999), and Wild Wild West (1999). Born Salma Hayek Jiménez in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.

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