Happy Birthday to these Virgo' who were born on September 12th.

  1. 1492 - Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (d. 1519)
  2. 1494 - King Francis I of France (d. 1547)
  3. 1575 - Henry Hudson, English explorer
  4. 1605 - William Dugdale, English antiquarian (d. 1686)
  5. 1688 - Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (d. 1731)
  6. 1690 - Peter Dens, Belgian Catholic theologian (d. 1775)
  7. 1725 - Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (d. 1792)
  8. 1740 - Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (d. 1817)
  9. 1812 - Richard Hoe, American inventor and industrialist (d. 1886)
  10. 1818 - Richard Gatling, American weapons inventor (d. 1903)
  11. 1852 - H. H. Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1928)
  12. 1855 - Simon-Napoléon Parent, Canadian politician (d. 1920)
  13. 1880 - H. L. Mencken, American journalist and author (d. 1956)
  14. 1888 - Maurice Chevalier, French singer and actor (d. 1972)
  15. 1891 - Pedro Albizu Campos, advocate for Puerto Rican independence (d. 1965)
  16. 1892 - Alfred A. Knopf, American publisher (d. 1984)
  17. 1897 - Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (d. 1956)
  18. 1898 - Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer (d. 1963)
  19. 1901 - Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (d. 1975)
  20. 1902 - Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, President of Brazil (d. 1976)
  21. 1907 - Louis MacNeice, Irish poet (d. 1963)
  22. 1913 - Jesse Owens, American athlete (d. 1980)
  23. 1914 - Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor (d. 1999)
  24. 1914 - Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst (d. 1988)
  25. 1915 - Frank McGee, American journalist (d. 1974)
  26. 1916 - Tony Bettenhausen, American race car driver (d. 1961)
  27. 1917 - Pierre Sévigny, Canadian politician (d. 2004)
  28. 1921 - Stanislaw Lem, Polish writer (d. 2006)
  29. 1922 - Ellen Demming, American actress (d 2002)
  30. 1925 - Stan Lopata, baseball player
  31. 1931 - Sir Ian Holm, English actor
  32. 1931 - George Jones, American singer
  33. 1933 - Tatiana Doronina, Russian actress
  34. 1934 - Glenn Davis, American athlete
  35. 1937 - George Chuvalo, Canadian boxer
  36. 1940 - Mickey Lolich, baseball player
  37. 1940 - Linda Gray, American actress
  38. 1943 - Maria Muldaur, American singer
  39. 1943 - Michael Ondaatje, Sri Lankan-born writer
  40. 1944 - Leonard Peltier, American murderer
  41. 1944 - Barry White, American singer (d. 2003)
  42. 1949 - Irina Rodnina, Russian figure skater
  43. 1951 - Joe Pantoliano, American actor
  44. 1951 - Bertie Ahern, Irish politician
  45. 1952 - Neil Peart, Canadian drummer and author (Rush)
  46. 1952 - Gerry Beckley, American musician (America)
  47. 1954 - Peter Scolari, American actor
  48. 1954 - Adrian Adonis, American professional wrestler (d. 1988)
  49. 1956 - Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong singer (d. 2003)
  50. 1956 - Ricky Rudd, American race car driver
  51. 1956 - Barry Andrews, British musician
  52. 1957 - Hans Zimmer, German composer
  53. 1957 - Rachel Ward, English actress
  54. 1957 - Road Warrior Hawk, wrestler (d. 2003)
  55. 1958 - Wilfredo Benitez, American boxer
  56. 1961 - Mylène Farmer, French singer and songwriter
  57. 1962 - Dino Merlin, Bosnian singer
  58. 1962 - Amy Yasbeck, American actress
  59. 1965 - John Norwood Fisher, American musician
  60. 1966 - Ben Folds, American musician
  61. 1967 - Pat Listach, baseball player
  62. 1968 - Ler LaLonde, American Guitarist (Primus)
  63. 1968 - John Stutz, American photographer
  64. 1968 - Paul F. Tompkins, American comedian
  65. 1969 - James Frey, American writer
  66. 1972 - Jason Statham, English actor
  67. 1973 - Darren Campbell, British athlete
  68. 1973 - Paul Walker, American actor
  69. 1973 - Martin Lapointe, National Hockey League player
  70. 1974 - Nuno Valente, Portuguese footballer
  71. 1976 - Maciej Zurawski, Polish footballer
  72. 1977 - Nathan Bracken, Australian cricketer
  73. 1977 - David Thompson, English footballer
  74. 1977 - James McCartney, British musician
  75. 1978 - Ruben Studdard, American singer
  76. 1978 - Benjamin McKenzie, American television actor
  77. 1980 - Gus G., Greek guitarist (Firewind, ex-Dream Evil)
  78. 1980 - Josef Vasicek, Czech ice hockey player
  79. 1980 - Sean Burroughs, baseball player
  80. 1980 - Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player
  81. 1982 - Nana Ozaki, Japanese gravure idol
  82. 1986 - Emmy Rossum, American actress
  83. 1986 - Yang Mi, Chinese actress