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Famous Australian September Birthdays

September 1 to 15     September 16 to 30

Were you or someone you know born in September? You'll find below some notable Australian politicians, authors, actors, musicians, athletes and even a Nobel Prize winner that have September birthdays.

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JAN   1-15   16-31 APR   1-15   16-30 JULY   1-15   16-31 OCT   1-15   16-31
FEB   1-15   16-29 MAY   1-15   16-31 AUG   1-15   16-31 NOV   1-15   16-30
MAR   1-15   16-31 JUNE   1-15   16-31 SEPT   1-15   16-30 DEC   1-15   16-31
Birth Death Born in September A little bit about them . . .
01 Sept 1965   Craig McLachlan Australian singer, actor (Sons and Daughters, Neighbours, Home and Away, McLeod's Daughters)
01 Sept 1976   Marcos Ambrose Australian race car driver, Australian V8 Supercar champion (2003, 2004)
03 Sept 1899 -1985 Macfarlane Burnet Australian virologist, co-recipient 1960 Nobel Prize for Medicine, first person named Australian of Year (1960)
03 Sept 1962   Costas Mandylor Greek-Australian actor (Picket Fences, Players, 7th Heaven, Secret Agent Man, Primal Doubt)
04 Sept 1937   Dawn Fraser Australian swimmer, 4 gold medals Commonwealth Games (1962), 4 gold and 4 silver Olympics medals (1956, 1960, 1964), held 27 individual world records, 1964 Australian of the Year
04 Sept 1959   Kevin Harrington Australian actor (Neighbours, Blue Heelers, Sea Change, The Dish, Australian Rules,)
04 Sept 1969   Noah Taylor English-Australian actor (Shine, Vanilla Sky, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bangkok Hilton)
05 Sept 1939   George Lazenby Australian actor (On Her Majesty's Secret Service - James Bond, Universal Soldier, Kentucky Fried Movie, General Hospital, The Marlboro Man cigarette ads,  )
05 Sept 1964   Frank Farina Australian footballer, FFA Hall of Champions 2001, Oceania Footballer of the Year 1988, NSL Player of the Year 1987, 1988, NSL Top Scorer 1987, 1988
06 Sept 1958   Nigel Westlake Australian composer, and conductor, APRA_AMC Classical Music Awards (2005, 2007, 2008), APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards (2005, 2007)
06 Sept 1961   Simon Reeve Australian television presenter (Weekend Sunrise, It's Academic), journalist (Beyond 2000, Vis News)
06 Sept 1965   John Polson Australian actor, film director (Hide and Seek), founder of Tropfest (world's largest short film festival)
06 Sept 1969   Michellie Jones Australian triathlete, Silver medal at  2000 Olympics, XTERRA Triathlon World Championships 1996, ITU Triathlon World Championships (1992, 1993), first Aussie woman to win World Ironman Championship
07 Sept 1815 -1866 John McDouall Stuart Australian explorer, led first successful expedition to traverse Australian mainland from south to north and return, Stuart Highway named in his honour, Alice Springs was originally called Stuart after him but the town's name was changed in 1933
07 Sept 1876 -1938 C.J. Dennis
Clarence Michael James Stanislau Dennis
Irish-Australian poet (My Poor Relation, Silent Member, Hopeful Hawkins), known for his humorous poems, wrote around 4,000 prose and poetry pieces
07 Sept 1914   Graeme Bell Australian Dixieland and classical jazz pianist and composer (Graeme Bell All-Stars, Cakewalkin' Babies Back Home), 1997 ARIA Hall of Fame
07 Sept 1917 -2013 John Cornforth
John Warcup Cornforth Jr
Scientist, 1975 Nobel Prize in Chemistry recipient, 1975 Australian of the Year, completely deaf by the age of 20 due to progressive disease otosclerosis
07 Sept 1960   Andrew Voss Australian television personality (Boots 'n All, Sunday Roast, Footy Show, Olympics)
08 Sept 1961   Paul Zanetti Australian political cartoonist, from the age of 16 he regularly contributed to The Sun newspaper in Sydney, youngest recipient of a Australia's media award the Walkley Award (equal to Pulitzer Prize)
08 Sept 1967   James Packer Australian businessman, personal wealth estimated at $4 - 7 billion, son of media mogul Kerry Packer
08 Sept 1971   Lachlan Murdoch Australian businessman, eldest son of Australian-American media mogul Rupert Murdoch
08 Sept 1983   Chris Judd Australian footballer, Brownlow Medal 2004, 2010
08 Sept 1988   Caitlin Hill Australian internet personality, YouTube video blogger TheHill88, Australian 60 Minutes dubbed her the "goofy princess of cyberspace".
09 Sept 1911 -2002 John Gorton 19th Prime Minister of Australia (1968-1971) Australian Liberal Party, Sydney Church of England Grammar School classmate of Errol Flynn, (very famous swashbuckling Australian film star)
09 Sept 1951   Alexander Downer Australian politician, longest serving Foreign Minister of Australia (1996-2007), hold a Professorship at Carnegie Mellon University in USA, long time opponent to replacing the Queen with a president
10 Sept 1844 -1918 Abel Hoadley Australian confectioner, invented the Violet Crumble in 1913 (honeycomb bars are covered with chocolate to prevent the bars from sticking together)
11 Sept 1934   Norma Croker Fleming Australian sprinter, gold medallist 1956 Olympics
12 Sept 1948   Max Walker Australian cricketer and television personality (Nine's Wide World Of Sports), author (How to Kiss a Crocodile, How to Puzzle a Python)
12 Sept 1977   Grant Denyer Australian television personality (It Takes Two, Australia's Got Talent, All Time Greatest Aussie Bloopers), won fourth series of Dancing with the Stars, competed in Bathurst 1000 and Sandown 500
13 Sept 1924 -1976 Harold Blair Aboriginal-Australian tenor, activist, studied at the famed Juilliard School in New York, established the Aboriginal Children's Holiday Project
13 Sept 1931   Marjorie Jackson Australian sprinter, 4 gold at 1950 Commonwealth Games, 3 gold at 1954 Commonwealth Games, 2 gold at 1952 Olympics, Governor of SA (2001-2007)
13 Sept 1966   Louis Mandylor
Louis Theodosopoulos
Greek-Australian actor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Suckers, Down the Shore, Martial Law)
14 Sept 1933   Zoe Caldwell Australian actress (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Purpose Rose of Cairo, Just a Kiss, Lilo & Stitch)
14 Sept 1953   Judy Playfair Australian swimmer, silver medal 1968 Olympics
15 Sept 1879 -1939 Joseph Lyons 10th Prime Minister of Australia (1932-1939) United Australia Party, the only Prime Minister in office during the reigns of three monarchs: George V, Edward VIII, and George VI
15 Sept 1934   Fred Nile Australian politician, clergyman, longest-serving member of NSW parliament

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