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Today's Anniversary – Thursday, September 21

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* 1988 Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Son of Benazir Bhutto, is Chairman of the Pakistan People's Party.
* 1981 Nicole Richie American celebutante, actress, author, and an aspiring singer.
* 1973 Heather Brewer American writer of young adult fiction.
* 1972 Liam Gallagher English musician and songwriter best known as the lead singer, and occasional instrumentalist, of English rock band Oasis.
* 1970 Samantha Power Irish-born journalist, writer, academic and a member of the National Security Council in the Obama administration.
* 1957 Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia and leader of the federal Australian Labor Party.
* 1950 Charles Clarke British politician and Member of Parliament for Norwich South since 1997.
* 1950 Bill Murray American actor.
* 1947 Stephen King American author, screenwriter, musician, columnist, actor, film producer and director.
* 1947 Marsha Norman American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist most noted for her play 'night Mother, which won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
* 1934 Leonard Cohen Canadian poet, songwriter, singer, and novelist.
* 1926 Donald A. Glaser American physicist, neurobiologist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his invention of the bubble chamber.
* 1912 Chuck Jones American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most memorably of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the Warner Bros.
* 1902 Ruhollah Khomeini Iranian Islamic cleric, the political and religious leader of the Islamic Revolution which overthrew the Shah of Iran.
* 1901 Learie Constantine Trinidadian-British cricketer, broadcast journalist, administrator, lawyer, and politician.
* 1896 A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Hindu teacher and the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, commonly known as the Hare Krishna Movement.
* 1891 John Wesley Hardrick African-American artist.
* 1874 Gustav Holst English composer and music teacher.
* 1867 Henry L. Stimson American statesman, who served as Secretary of War, Governor-General of the Philippines, and Secretary of State at various times.
* 1866 H. G. (Herbert George) Wells British writer best known for his science fiction novels such as The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The Time Machine; also for Kipps, The History of Mr Polly and other social satires.
* 1849 Edmund Gosse English poet, author and critic.
* 1832 Herrick Johnson American Presbyterian clergyman and author.
* 1452 Girolamo Savonarola Italian Dominican priest and leader of Florence from 1494 until his execution in 1498.


 1987 Jaco Pastorius Jazz bassist and composer remembered for his style and technique on fretless bass.
 1982 Hovhannes Bagramyan Also known as Ivan Khristoforovich Bagramyan, was a Soviet Armenian military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union.
 1976 Benjamin Graham Influential economist and professional investor.
 1973 William Plomer South African poet, novelist and campaigner for racial equality.
 1904 Joseph (Chief) Leader of the Nez Perce; most commonly known as Chief Joseph, his Indian name means "Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain".
 1860 Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher, most famous for his work The World as Will and Representation (1819).
 1832 Walter Scott Prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe during his time.
 1820 Joseph Rodman Drake Early American poet.
 1576 Gerolamo Cardano Italian Renaissance mathematician, physician, astrologer and gambler, applying probability calculus to games of chance,hes a really nice person even doe hes kinda old.
 1558 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V Effectively King of Spain from 1516 to 1556 (in principle, he was from 1516 king of Aragon and from 1516 guardian of his insane mother, queen of Castile who died 1555, and the co-king of Castile 151655, full king 155556), and Holy Roman Emperor from 1519 to 1556.
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