Famous Immigrant Birthdays in September

Famous Immigrant Birthdays in September

CitizenPath recognizes September birthdays for famous, accomplished and notable immigrant Americans. Thank an immigrant for making the USA great. Immigration reform will help the best and brightest doctors, engineers, entertainers and entrepreneurs stay in the U.S.

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seiji ozawa japanese american immigrant

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Seiji Ozawa (born September 1, 1935) is a Japanese American conductor best known as the music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and principal conductor of the Vienna State Opera.

gloria estefan cuban american immigrant

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Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan (born September 1, 1957), known professionally as Gloria Estefan, is a Cuban American singer-songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur. The seven-time Grammy Award winner is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.

xiong yan chinese american immigrant

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Xiong Yan (born September 1, 1964) is a Chinese American who came to the U.S. after being a student leader in the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. He now serves as a captain in the U.S. Army.

padma lakshmi indian american immigrant

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Padma Parvati Lakshmi (born September 1, 1970) is an Indian American cookbook author, actress, model and television host. She wrote “Easy Exotic,” a popular debut cookbook and is an Emmy-nominated host of the Top Chef reality television program.

andy grove hungarian american immigrant

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Andrew “Andy” Grove (born September 2, 1936) is a Hungarian American businessman, engineer and author who is credited with transforming Intel into a semiconductor giant as its first CEO.

salma hayek mexican american immigrant

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Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is a Mexican American film actress, director and producer. She launched her career in Mexican melodramas and began world famous as a Hollywood film actress. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Frida.

Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette, Marquis de La Fayette honorary us citizen french

Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette, Marquis de La Fayette (September 6, 1757 – May 20, 1834), known simply as Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer who served as a major-general in the Continental Army under George Washington. He was granted honorary U.S. citizenship in 2002.

john liu fugh chinese american immigrant

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Major General John Liu Fugh (September 12, 1934 – May 11, 2010) was the first Chinese American to attain general officer status in the U.S. Army. He was the Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army.

michael moritz english american immigrant

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Sir Michael Jonathan Moritz (born September 12, 1954) is an English American venture capitalist, philanthropist and writer. He was also a former member of the board of directors of Google.


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Béla Károlyi (born September 13, 1942) is a Romanian American gymnastics coach who has coached both Romanian and United States Olympic teams to medal-winning success. Famous gymnasts he has trained include Nadia Comăneci, Mary Lou Retton and Kerri Strug.

Yuan-Cheng “Bert” Fung (born September 15, 1919) is a Chinese American bio-engineer who is regarded as a founding figure of bioengineering, tissue engineering, and the “Founder of Modern Biomechanics.”

greta garbo swedish american immigrant

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Greta Garbo (September 18, 1905 – April 15, 1990) was a Swedish American film actress and an international star and icon during Hollywood’s silent and classic periods.

samantha power irish american immigrant

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Samantha Power (born September 21, 1970) is an Irish American academic, author and diplomat who currently serves as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

Eberhard Anheuser (September 27, 1806 – May 2, 1880) was a German American chemist and entrepreneur. He was known mostly as a soap manufacturer until he entered the beer industry, founding what is now Anheuser Busch.

Lenny Krazelburg ukrainian american immigrant

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Lenny Krayzelburg (born September 28, 1975) is a Ukrainian American backstroke swimmer who won four gold medals and broke a world record between the 2000 and 2004 Olympics.

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