6 September


1766

 John Dalton
John Dalton FRS (6 September 1766 – 27 July 1844) was an English chemist, physicist, and meteorologist. He is best known for his pioneering work in the development of modern atomic theory; and his research into colour blindness, sometimes referred to as Daltonism, in his honour. Born in Eaglesfield, Cumberland, England. (d. 1844)

1888

 Joseph P Kennedy
Joe Kennedy, Sr. (September 6, 1888 – November 18, 1969) was an American businessman, investor, and politician known for his high profile positions in United States politics. Kennedy was the husband of Rose Kennedy. Their children included President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), Attorney General and Senator Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968), and longtime Senator Ted Kennedy (1932-2009). Born Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr in Boston, Massachusetts. (d. 1969)

1899

 Billy Rose
Billy Rose (September 6, 1899 – February 10, 1966) was an American impresario, theatrical showman and lyricist. He is credited with many famous songs, notably “Me and My Shadow” (1927), “It Happened in Monterrey” (1930) and “It’s Only a Paper Moon” (1933). Born William Samuel Rosenberg in New York City. (d. 1966)

1919

 Lee Andrew Archer
Lee Archer, Jr. (September 6, 1919 – January 27, 2010) was a black U.S. fighter pilot in the African-American unit which became known as the Tuskegee Airmen. He was one of the first African-American military aviators in the United States Army Air Corps, the U.S. Army Air Forces and later the U.S. Air Force, eventually earning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Born Lee Andrew Archer in Yonkers, New York. (d. 2010)

1932

 Bernie Winters
Bernie Winters(6 September 1930 – 4 May 1991), was an English comedian and the comic relief of the double act Mike and Bernie Winters with his older brother, Mike. He later performed solo, often with the aid of his St. Bernard dog, Schnorbitz. Born Bernie Weinstein in Islington, London. (d. 1991)

1937

 Jo Anne Worley
Jo Anne Worley (born September 6, 1937) is an American actress. Her work covers television, films, theater, game shows, talk shows, commercials, and cartoons. She is known for her work on the comedy-variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Born in Lowell, Indiana.

1940

 Jackie Trent
Jackie Trent (6 September 1940 – 21 March 2015) was an English singer-songwriter, and actress. After Trent and Tony Hatch relocated to Australia in the 1980s, they were asked to write the theme song for the television soap-opera Neighbours. Born Yvonne Burgess in Newcastle-under-Lyme. (d. 2015)

1943

 Roger Waters
Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd with drummer Nick Mason, keyboardist Rick Wright and guitarist, singer, and songwriter Syd Barrett. Pink Floyd subsequently achieved international success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall. By the early 1980s, they had become one of the most critically acclaimed and best-selling acts in the history of popular music; as of 2013, they have sold more than 250 million albums worldwide. Born George Roger Waters in Great Bookham, Surrey, England.

1944

 Swoosie Kurtz
Swoosie Kurtz (born September 6, 1944) is an American actress. She is an Emmy Award winner and two-time Tony Award winner. She has received eight Emmy Award nominations. Born in Omaha, Nebraska.

1947

 Jane Curtin
Jane Curtin (born September 6, 1947) is an American actress and comedian. First coming to prominence as an original cast member on the hit TV comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1975, she went on to win back-to-back Emmy Awards for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series on the 1980s sitcom Kate & Allie portraying the role of Allison “Allie” Lowell. Curtin later starred in the hit series 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996-2001), playing the role of Dr. Mary Albright. Born Jane Therese Curtin in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1958

 Buster Bloodvessel
Buster Bloodvessel (born 6 September 1958) is an English singer and the frontman of the ska revival band Bad Manners. His stage name was taken from the bus conductor played by Ivor Cutler in the Beatles’ 1967 film Magical Mystery Tour. Born Douglas Trendle in Hackney, London.

1967

 Macy Gray
Macy Gray (born September 6, 1967) is an American R&B, jazz and soul singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actress. Gray has released six studio albums, and received five Grammy Award nominations, winning one. Born Natalie Renée McIntyre in Canton, Ohio.

1972

 Idris Elba
Idris Elba (born 6 September 1972) is an British actor, singer, rapper and producer who has starred in both British and American productions. He is best known for his portrayal of drug baron Russell “Stringer” Bell in the HBO series The Wire, Detective John Luther in the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the 2013 biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Born Idrissa Akuna Elba in Newham, London, England.
 Anika Noni Rose
Anika Noni Rose (born September 6, 1972) is an American singer and actress known for her Tony Award-winning performance in the Broadway production of Caroline, or Change and her starring roles in the films Dreamgirls, The Princess and the Frog, and the film version of For Colored Girls. Born in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

1973

 Greg Rusedski
Greg Rusedski (born 6 September 1973) is a British former tennis player who represented Canada until 1995. He was the UK number 1 in 1997 and again in 1999, and reached the ATP ranking of World No. 4 for periods. He reached the US Open final in 1997 and received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award in the same year. Born Gregory Rusedski in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1974

 Tim Henman
Tim Henman OBE (born 6 September 1974) is an English retired professional tennis player. He was the first male player from the United Kingdom since Roger Taylor in the 1970s to reach the semi-finals of the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Championship. He was ranked UK number 1 in 1996 and again from 1999 to 2005. Born Timothy Henry Henman in Aston Tirrold, Oxfordshire, England.

1976

 Naomie Harris
Naomie Harris (born 1976) is a British actress. She played voodoo witch Tia Dalma in the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean films, Selena in 28 Days Later, and Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. She played Eve Moneypenny in the James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre. Born Naomie Melanie Harris in London, England.

1978

 Mathew Horne
Mathew Horne (born 6 September 1978) is an English actor, stand-up comedian, television presenter and narrator best known for appearing on several BBC sketch shows and sitcoms, most notably Gavin & Stacey portraying Gavin Shipman, The Catherine Tate Show, 20 Things to do Before You’re 30, Teachers and Horne and Corden. Horne has most recently appeared in the BBC Three comedy, Bad Education. Born Mathew Frazer Horne.

1980

 Kerry Katona
Kerry Jayne Elizabeth Kay (born 6 September 1980) is an English singer and media personality best known for her television work, predominantly in light entertainment and reality shows. She is a member of girl group Atomic Kitten. Born Kerry Jayne Elizabeth Katona in Warrington, Cheshire, England.

1983

 Pippa Middleton
Pippa Middleton (born 6 September 1983) is an English socialite, author, columnist, and the younger sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Middleton began receiving media attention with her appearance as the maid of honour at her sister’s wedding to Prince William in 2011. Born Philippa Charlotte Middleton in Reading, Berkshire, England.

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