Who Was Born Today – September 13 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – September 13 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on September 13
1847 Milton Hershey, founder of the famous candy company.
1851 Walter Reed, U.S. Army doctor, discovered a cure for yellow fever.
1860 John J. Pershing, “Black Jack” who led the campaign against Pancho Villa in Mexico and Commanded the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I.
1863 Franz von Hipper, German naval commander at the Battle of Jutland in World War I.
1886 Alain Locke, writer and first African-American Rhodes scholar.
1894 J.B. Priestley, British novelist and playwright.
1903 Claudette Colbert, actress who won an Oscar for It Happened One Night.
1911 Bill Monroe, musician, the Father of Bluegrass.
1911 Roald Dahl, writer, best known for his children’s books such as James and the Giant Peach.
1922 Tony “Charles” Brown, blues singer and musician (*Merry Christmas Baby”).
1925 Melvin “Mel” Torme, jazz singer, musician, composer and arranger (“The Christmas Song,” AKA “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”); nicknamed the “Velvet Fog.”.
1926 Andrew Brimmer, economist; first African American to serve as governor of the Federal Reserve System (1966-74).
1938 Judith Martin, journalist and author best known as “Miss Manners” for her syndicated newspaper column on etiquette.
1944 Peter Cetera, singer, songwriter, musician, producer; member of the band Chicago before embarking on solo career (“After All,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry”).
1948 Nell Carter, singer and actress; won Tony and Emmy awards (Ain’t Misbehaving).
1967 Michael Johnson, Olympic sprinter; won four Olympic gold medals and eight World Championship gold medals.
1973 Mahima Chaudhry, Indian actress, model; Bollywood Movie Award for Dhadkan (2001).
1980 Ben Savage, actor (Boy Meets World TV series).

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