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2face Idibia (September 18, 1975-)

Innocent Ujah Idibia, better known by his stage name 2face Idibia, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer. He officially discontinued the use of the name Tuface and selected Tu-baba as his stage name. He is one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artists in Africa. He is also one of the most bankable artists in Africa. Wikipedia
Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

Lynn Abbey (September 18, 1948-)

Marilyn Lorraine "Lynn" Abbey is an American computer programmer and author. Wikipedia
Peekskill, New York
John Aitken (meteorologist)

John Aitken (meteorologist) (September 18, 1839-November 14, 1919)

John Aitken, FRS, FRSE was a Scottish meteorologist, physicist and marine engineer. He was one of the founders of cloud physics and aerosol science, who built the first apparatus to measure the number of dust and fog particles in the atmosphere, a koniscope. Wikipedia
Falkirk, Scotland
Ardenlea, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong (September 18, 1971-)

Lance Edward Armstrong is an American former professional road racing cyclist. He previously held seven consecutive Tour de France titles from 1999 to 2005, but was stripped of his titles in 2012 after a protracted doping scandal. Wikipedia
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi (September 18, 1950-)

Shabana Azmi is an Indian actress of film, television and theatre. An alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India of Pune, she made her film debut in 1974 and soon became one of the leading actresses of Parallel Cinema, a Bengali new-wave movement known for its serious content and neo-realism and received government patronage during the... Wikipedia
New Delhi, India
Robert Blake (actor)

Robert Blake (actor) (September 18, 1933-)

Robert Blake is an American actor having starring roles in the film 'In Cold Blood' and the U.S. television series, 'Baretta'. Wikipedia
Nutley, New Jersey, United States
Scotty Bowman

Scotty Bowman (September 18, 1933-)

William Scott "Scotty" Bowman, OC is a retired National Hockey League head coach. He holds the record for most wins in league history, with 1,244 wins in the regular season and 223 in the Stanley Cup playoffs and ranks second all-time for most Stanley Cup victories by a player, coach or executive. He coached the St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens,... Wikipedia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Yehuda Burla

Yehuda Burla (September 18, 1886-November 7, 1969)

Yehuda Burla was an Israeli author. Wikipedia
Ben Carson

Ben Carson (September 18, 1951-)

Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr. is an American politician, author, and retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon. He was the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head. In 2008 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Harold Courlander (September 18, 1908-March 15, 1996)

Harold Courlander was an American novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist, an expert in the study of Haitian life. The author of 35 books and plays and numerous scholarly articles, Courlander specialized in the study of African, Caribbean, Afro-American, and Native American cultures. He took a special interest in oral literature, cults, and... Wikipedia
June Foray

June Foray (September 18, 1917-)

June Lucille Forer, better known as June Foray, is an American voice actress and actress best known as the voice of such animated characters as Lucifer from 'Cinderella', Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Cindy Lou Who, Jokey Smurf, Granny from the Tweety Bird cartoons, and Magica De Spell, among many others. Her career has encompassed radio, theatrical... Wikipedia
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Léon Foucault

Léon Foucault (September 18, 1819-February 11, 1868)

Jean Bernard Léon Foucault was a French physicist best known for the invention of the Foucault pendulum, a device demonstrating the effect of the Earth's rotation. He also made an early measurement of the speed of light, discovered eddy currents, and although he did not invent it, is credited with naming the gyroscope. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Paris, France
James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini (September 18, 1961-June 19, 2013)

James Joseph Gandolfini, Jr. was an Italian-American actor and producer. Wikipedia
Westwood, New Jersey, United States
Rome, Italy
Yuri Vasilyevich Gulyayev

Yuri Vasilyevich Gulyayev (September 18, 1935-)

Yuri Vasilyevich Gulyayev — is a Russian physicists and inventor. Full Member and Member of the Presidium of Russian Academy of Science, head of the Semiconductor Electronics chair in the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Yuri Gulyaev working in the field of solid state physics, radiophysics, electronics, computer sciences and medical... Wikipedia
Tomilino, Moscow oblast, Soviet Union
Uzeyir Hajibeyov

Uzeyir Hajibeyov (September 18, 1885-November 23, 1948)

Uzeyir bey Abdul Huseyn oglu Hajibeyov was an Azerbaijani and Soviet composer, conductor, publicist, playwright, teacher, translator, and social figure from Azerbaijan. He is recognized as the father of Azerbaijani composed classical music and opera. Uzeyir Hajibeyov composed the music of the national anthem of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. He... Wikipedia

Oleksii Kovalchuk (September 18, 1989-)

Oleksii Kovalchuk is a professional poker player from Ukraine who won the 2011 World Series of Poker $2,500 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed event, earning $689,739 and also winning the 2012 World Series of Poker $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo event, earning $228,014. Wikipedia
Joe Kubert

Joe Kubert (September 18, 1926-August 12, 2012)

Joseph "Joe" Kubert was an American comic book artist, art teacher and founder of The Kubert School. He is best known for his work on the DC Comics characters Sgt. Rock and Hawkman. He is also known for working on his own creations, such as Tor, Son of Sinbad, and Viking Prince, and, with writer Robin Moore, the comic strip 'Tales of the Green... Wikipedia
Jezierzany, Poland
Morristown, New Jersey
Toni Kukoč

Toni Kukoč (September 18, 1968-)

Toni Kukoč is a retired Croatian professional basketball player. Kukoč was renowned for his versatility and passing ability; although his natural position was small forward, he played all five positions on the court with prowess and demonstrated court vision and an outside shooting touch that were seldom found in players of his height. After a... Wikipedia
Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Jalil Lespert

Jalil Lespert (September 18, 1976-)

Jalil Lespert is a French actor, screenwriter and director. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Jamie Lidell

Jamie Lidell (September 18, 1973-)

Jamie Lidellis an English musician and soul singer living in Nashville, Tennessee. Wikipedia
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England
Edwin McMillan

Edwin McMillan (September 18, 1907-September 7, 1991)

Edwin Mattison McMillan was an American physicist and Nobel laureate credited with being the first ever to produce a transuranium element. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Glenn Seaborg in 1951. Wikipedia
Redondo Beach, California, USA
El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California, USA
Mariangela Melato

Mariangela Melato (September 18, 1941-January 11, 2013)

Mariangela Melato born in Milan was an Italian cinema and theater actress. She began her stage career in the sixties and entered the film industry with her debut film 'Thomas e gli indemoniati' directed by Pupi Avati. She had done so many memorable films in the seventies which was considered as her golden age. She received much praise for her roles... Wikipedia
Milan, Italy
Rome, Italy
David Mirkin

David Mirkin (September 18, 1955-)

David Mirkin is an American feature film and television director, writer and producer. Mirkin grew up in Philadelphia and intended to become an electrical engineer, but abandoned this career path in favor of studying film at Loyola Marymount University. After graduating, he became a stand-up comedian, and then moved into television writing. He... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nils Petter Molvær

Nils Petter Molvær (September 18, 1960-)

Nils Petter Molvær also known as NPM is a Norwegian jazz trumpeter, composer, and producer. Molvær is considered a pioneer of "future jazz", a genre that fusing jazz and electronic music, showcased on his most commercially successful album, 'Khmer', on the ECM label in October 1997 in Europe and early 1998 in North America. Wikipedia
Langevåg, Norway

Shelly Moore (September 18, 1978-)

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Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Mo Mowlam

Mo Mowlam (September 18, 1949-August 19, 2005)

Marjorie "Mo" Mowlam was an English Labour Party politician. She was the Member of Parliament for Redcar from 1987 to 2001 and served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Wikipedia
Watford, Hertfordshire, England
Canterbury, Kent, England
Anna Netrebko

Anna Netrebko (September 18, 1971-)

Anna Yuryevna Netrebko is a Russian operatic soprano. She now holds dual Russian and Austrian citizenship and currently resides in Vienna, Austria and in New York City. Wikipedia
Krasnodar, Soviet Union
Annette Obrestad

Annette Obrestad (September 18, 1988-)

Annette Obrestad is a Norwegian poker player. Obrestad is the youngest person to ever win a World Series of Poker bracelet, which she accomplished at the 2007 World Series of Poker Europe. Wikipedia
Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker (September 18, 1954-)

Steven Arthur Pinker is a Canadian-born American experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, linguist, and popular science author. He is Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, and is known for his advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind. Wikipedia
Montreal
Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith (September 18, 1971-)

Jada Koren Pinkett Smith is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman. She began her career in 1990, when she made a guest appearance in the short-lived sitcom 'True Colors'. She starred in 'A Different World', produced by Bill Cosby, and she featured opposite Eddie Murphy in 'The Nutty Professor'. She starred in dramatic films such... Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Mark Romanek

Mark Romanek (September 18, 1959-)

Mark Romanek is an American filmmaker whose directing work includes feature films, music videos, and commercials. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
Ronaldo

Ronaldo (September 18, 1976-)

Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima commonly known as Ronaldo, is a retired Brazilian footballer. Popularly dubbed "the phenomenon", he is considered by experts and fans to be one of the greatest football players of all time. He is one of only four players to have won the FIFA World Player of the Year award three times or more, along with Zinedine Zidane,... Wikipedia
Bento Ribeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Enrico Maria Salerno

Enrico Maria Salerno (September 18, 1926-February 28, 1994)

Enrico Maria Salerno was an Italian theatre & film actor, also a film director. He was also the voice of Clint Eastwood in the Italian version of Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy films, and the voice of Christ in 'The Gospel According to St. Matthew' directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Wikipedia
Milan, Italy
Rome, Italy
Ryne Sandberg

Ryne Sandberg (September 18, 1959-)

Ryne Dee Sandberg, nicknamed "Ryno", is an American professional baseball player, coach, and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs for sixteen years. He became "interim manager" of the Philadelphia Phillies in August 2013. He was officially named manager of the Philadelphia... Wikipedia
Spokane, Washington
Louise Sauvage

Louise Sauvage (September 18, 1973-)

Alix Louise Sauvage, OAM is an Australian paralympic wheelchair racer. Wikipedia
Perth, Western Australia
Nick Schulman

Nick Schulman (September 18, 1984-)

Nick Schulman is an American professional poker player. Wikipedia

Shruti (actress) (September 18, 1976-)

Girija, known by her screen name Shruti, is an Indian actress and politician. She has appeared in over about 120 Kannada films in addition to a few Tamil and Malayalam films. She was among the leading actresses in Kannada cinema during the 1990s and has won two Karnataka State Film Awards and multiple Filmfare Awards South in her career spanning... Wikipedia
Karnataka

Elizabeth Spriggs (September 18, 1929-July 2, 2008)

Elizabeth Spriggs was an English character actress. Wikipedia
Buxton, Derbyshire, England
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Josef Tal

Josef Tal (September 18, 1910-August 25, 2008)

Josef Tal was an Israeli composer. He wrote three Hebrew operas; four German operas; dramatic scenes; six symphonies; thirteen concerti; chamber music, including three string quartets; instrumental works; and electronic compositions. He is considered one of the founding fathers of Israeli art music. Wikipedia
Pinne near Posen, German Empire
Jerusalem, Israel
Spencer Trask

Spencer Trask (September 18, 1844-December 31, 1909)

Spencer Trask was an American financier, philanthropist, and venture capitalist. Beginning in the 1870s, Trask began investing and supporting entrepreneurs, including Thomas Edison's invention of the electric light bulb and his electricity network. In 1896 he reorganized the New York Times, becoming its majority shareholder and chairman. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Croton, New York
Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler (September 18, 1970-)

Aisha N. Tyler is an American actress, comedian, and author, known for her regular role as Andrea Marino in the first season of 'Ghost Whisperer' and voicing Lana Kane in 'Archer', as well as her recurring roles in 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation', 'Talk Soup', and on 'Friends' as Charlie Wheeler. She is currently a co-host of 'The Talk' and the... Wikipedia
San Francisco, USA
Vishnuvardhan (actor)

Vishnuvardhan (actor) (September 18, 1950-December 30, 2009)

Sampath Kumar, known mononymously by his screen name Vishnuvardhan was a prominent Indian film actor. He was called The Phoenix of Indian Cinema. He has acted in over 220 films including 200 Kannada, five Hindi, five Telugu, nine Malayalam and three Tamil films. He was very instrumental in shaping the Kannada identity. He adopted the name... Wikipedia
Mysore, Karnataka
Mysore

Gill Robb Wilson (September 18, 1892-September 8, 1966)

Gill Robb Wilson was an American pilot, Presbyterian minister, and military advocate. Wilson was a founder of the U.S. Civil Air Patrol. Wikipedia