September Birthdays

As summer nears its end and fall quickly approaches, we celebrate some of our famous Italians this month. 

Academy award-winning actress Sophia Loren turns 85 on September 20. Born in Rome, Loren was named as one of the 25 greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema in 1999. She is one of the last surviving stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood. 

Italian American professional boxer Rocky Marciano was born on September 1. He’s the only champion to hold the heavyweight title and go untied and undefeated throughout his career. Marciano died in 1969. 

Venetian explorer Marco Polo, born September 15, 1254, was a merchant traveler who introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China becoming the first European to chronicle his experience.

On September 22, the great Andrea Bocelli celebrates his birthday. He turns 61.