This Week's Birthdays - Week of September 24

Blog Blog

Monday, Sep 24 2012 by

September 24, 1936 – James Maury “Jim” Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) was an American puppeteer, best known as the creator of The Muppets.

Bert and Ernie characters (StreetView)
Bert and Ernie characters

September 25, 1764 – Fletcher Christian, a master’s mate of Manx origin on board the Bounty during William Bligh’s fateful voyage to Tahiti for breadfruit plants (see Mutiny on the Bounty). It was Christian who seized command of the Bounty from Bligh on 28 April 1789.

Birthplace of Fletcher Christian (Google Maps)
Birthplace of Fletcher Christian

September 26, 1976 – Michael Ballack, a German footballer, who currently plays for Chelsea and is the captain of the German national team.

Michael Ballack's House (former) (StreetView)
Michael Ballack's House (former)

September 27, 1995 – Murder victim Rhys Milford Jones.

Rhys Jones Murder Site (22 Aug 2007) (StreetView)
Rhys Jones Murder Site (22 Aug 2007)

September 28, 551 BC – Confucius, Chinese philosopher (d. 479)

Chinese Cultural Garden (Birds Eye)
Chinese Cultural Garden

September 29, Silvio Berlusconi, an Italian politician and Prime Minister of Italy, as well as a successful entrepreneur.

Silvio Berlusconi's House (StreetView)
Silvio Berlusconi's House

September 30, 1765 – José María Teclo Morelos y Pavón, a Mexican Roman Catholic priest and revolutionary rebel leader who led the Mexican War of Independence movement.

José María Morelos (StreetView)
José María Morelos