Who Was Born Today – September 29 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – September 29 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on September 29
1547 Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish novelist best known for his book The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.
1758 Horatio Nelson, British naval commander who defeated the French and her allies on numerous occasions during the age of Napoleon.
1901 Enrico Fermi, Italian-born U.S. physicist who led the group which created the first man-made nuclear chain reaction.
1907 Gene Autry, actor, singer, star of radio, film and TV; known for his film roles as a “singing cowboy” (Oh, Susanna!, Back in the Saddle), he was influential in country music with songs that included “Back in the Saddle,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “Frosty the Snowman.”
1935 Jerry Lee Lewis, singer, songwriter, musician; influential figure in early rock ‘n’ roll (“Great Balls of Fire”).
1942 Madeline Kahn, actress, comedian, singer, best known for comedic film roles, especially Mel Brooks’ films Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.
1943 Lech Walesa, Lech Walesa, president of Poland (1990-95); co-founder of Solidarity, the first independent trade union in the Soviet bloc; won Nobel Peace Prize, 1983.
1947 Gary Wetzel, US Army soldier awarded Medal of Honor for actions near Ap Dong An during Vietnam War.
1948 Bryant Gumbel, broadcast journalist; co-host of NBC’s Today (1982-97), for which he won several Emmy Awards.
1951 Michelle Bachelet, first woman president of Chile (2006-10).
1955 Ann Bancroft, explorer, author; first woman to reach North Pole on foot nd by sled and first woman to cross both polar ice caps.
1968 Samir Soni, Indian actor, model; in 2012 won Indian Telly Award, Boroplus Gold Award and ITA Award for Best Actor, as well Favorite Drama Actor in India’s People’s Choice Awards.

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