Famous Birthdays on August 9

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  • 1201 Arnold Fitz Thedmar, English chronicler (d. 1274)
  • 1593 Izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler)
  • 1611 Henry earl of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/governor of Hulst Neth

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1648 Johann Michael Bach, German composer (In Dulci Jubilo), born in Arnstadt, Germany (d. 1694)

  • 1653 John Oldham, English poet (d. 1683)
  • 1669 Eudoxia Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia (d. 1731)
  • 1674 František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (d. 1766)
  • 1677 Jacob Campo Weyerman, South Neth's adventurer/painter/writer
  • 1690 Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri, composer
  • 1696 Jozef Wenceslas, monarch of Liechtenstein/general
  • 1718 Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher, composer
  • 1722 Augustus William, Prince of Prussia (d. 1758)
  • 1726 Francesco Cetti, Italian Jesuit scientist (d. 1778)
  • 1757 Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (d. 1834)
  • 1758 Bruno Dalberg/Anonymus Belga, [Petrus the Wacker van Zon], writer

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1776 Amedeo Avogadro, Italian scientist who contributed to molecular theory, including what is known as Avogadro's law (6.022 x 10 ^ 23), born in Torino, Italy (d. 1856)

Scientist Amedeo Avogadro
Scientist
Amedeo Avogadro
  • 1781 Michael Umlauf, composer
  • 1783 Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1801)
  • 1797 Charles Robert Malden, British naval officer (d. 1855)
  • 1805 Joseph Locke, English railway and civil engineer (d. 1860)
  • 1808 William Thomas Ward, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1809 William Barret Travis, commander at Battle of the Alamo
  • 1819 William Thomas Green Morton, dentist, used ether (HOF 1920)
  • 1819 Jonathan Homer Lane, American astrophysicist who mathematically analyzed the Sun as a gaseous body, born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1880)
  • 1823 Daniel Marsh Frost, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1900)
  • 1824 Simon Goodell Griffin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1825 Elisha Ferry, (Gov-R-Wash, 1872-80, 1889-93)
  • 1834 Elias Alvares Lobo, composer
  • 1845 Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter/illustrator
  • 1845 André Bessette, Canadian religious figure (d. 1937)
  • 1847 Maria Victoria al Pozzo della Cisterna, queen consort of Spain (d. 1876)
  • 1861 Wilhelm Berger, German composer, pianist and conductor, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1911)
  • 1869 Randle Ayrton, Chester England, actor (Manxman)
  • 1872 Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Austrian field marshal (d. 1962)
  • 1875 Albert William Ketelbey, Aston England, composer (Wonder Worker)
  • 1875 Reynaldo Hahn, French composer, conductor, music critic and diarist
  • 1883 George Hoyt, NBA hall of fame referee (elected 1961)
  • 1884 Maria "Mary" Beekman, actress (Genius against Violence)
  • 1887 Abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Swammerdam)
  • 1888 Hans Oster, German major general/spy/July 20th plotter
  • 1890 Cesar Cortinas, composer
  • 1890 Eino Kaila, Finnish psychologist/philosopher
  • 1890 Sandor Jemnitz, composer
  • 1891 Max Tak, Dutch violinist/radio commentator
  • 1892 Charles Delaney, American actor (Air Police, Lonesome Trail), born in NYC, New York
  • 1895 Fred Badcock, cricketer (swing bowler in NZ's 1st Test matches)
  • 1895 Nat Pendleton, Davenport IA, Olympic wrestler/actor (Reckless)
  • 1896 Jean Piaget, Switz, pioneer developmental psychologist/zoologist
  • 1896 Leonide Massine, choreographer (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1914-20)
  • 1896 Erich Hückel, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • 1897 Ralph Wyckoff, American pioneer in x-ray crystallography
  • 1898 David de Jong, Dutch writer (Mutiny on the Canal)
  • 1899 Armand Salacrou, French playwright
  • 1899 Pamela Lyndon Travers, Queensland, Australia, writer (Mary Poppins), (d. 1996)
  • 1901 Charles Farrell, Cape Cod Mass, actor (Vern-My Little Margie)
  • 1902 Zino Francescatti, Marseilles France, violinist (NY Phil-1939)
  • 1903 Tom Tyler, [Vincent Markowsky], Port Henry NY, actor (Mummy's Hand)
  • 1905 Elizabeth Lane, 1st female British supreme court justice
  • 1905 Leo Genn, actor (Affair in Monte Carlo), born in London, England
  • 1907 Berta Waterstradt, writer
  • 1909 John Baur, museum director/author (American Paintings in 19th Century)
  • 1909 Adam von Trott zu Solz, German diplomat (d. 1944)
  • 1910 Robert H van Gulik, Dutch diplomat/writer (Judge Ti)
  • 1911 Khurshed Meher-Homji, cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper 1936)
  • 1911 Robert McCormick, Danville Ky, NBC newscaster (Current Opinion)
  • 1911 William A Fowler, US, astrophysicist (Nobel 1983)
  • 1911 Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer (d. 2001)
  • 1913 Harry Mills, singer (Mills Brothers-Paper Moon)
  • 1913 Herman Talmadge, (Sen-D-Ga, Watergate Committee)
  • 1914 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor
  • 1914 Gordon Cullen, English architect (Townscape), born in Calverley (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Tove Jansson, Finnish author (Moomins) (d. 2001)
  • 1914 Joe Mercer, English footballer (d. 1990)
  • 1915 Haim Alexander, composer
  • 1918 Robert Aldrich, American director and producer (Dirty Dozen), born in Cranston, Rhode Island (d. 1983)
  • 1919 Joop [Johannes] den Uyl, Dutch Premier (PVDA, 1973-77)
  • 1919 Ralph Houk, baseball manager (Yankees, Tigers)
  • 1920 Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and writer
  • 1920 Allen Hoskins, American child actor (Our Gang), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1980)
  • 1921 J James Exon, (Sen-D-Nebraska, 1979- )
  • 1921 Ernest Angley, televangelist
  • 1922 Philip Larkin, Coventry England, writer (North Ship, Jill)
  • 1923 Gerrit Kouwenaar, Dutch literary
  • 1923 Hillevi Lagerstam, Kurikka, Finnish actress
  • 1925 Robert Heppener, composer (Hymns & Conversations, Movie Music)
  • 1925 David A. Huffman, creator of Huffman coding (d. 1999)
  • 1926 Denis Atkinson, cricketer (WI all-rounder, 219 v Australia 1955)
  • 1926 Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch jazz historian (Mister Jazz)
  • 1927 Marvin Minsky, Artifical intelligence computer scientist (MIT)
  • 1927 Robert Shaw, England, actor (Deep, Jaws, Sting, Black Sunday)
  • 1927 Daniel Keyes, American author (Flowers for Algernon), born in Boca Raton, Florida (d. 2014)

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1928 Bob Cousy, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, 1957 MVP), born in Manhattan, NYC

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • 1930 Milt Bolling, Mississippi City, Mississippi, MLB shortstop (Red Sox, 1952-7), (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Mark Weinberg, South African/British fiancier/multi-millionaire
  • 1931 Chuck Essegian, American baseball player
  • 1932 John Gomery, Canadian jurist
  • 1933 Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese television personality and children's author
  • 1935 George S Leotsakos, composer
  • 1936 Julián Javier, American baseball player
  • 1938 Dick Anthony Williams, actor (Our Family Honor), born in Chicago, Illinois

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1938 Rod Laver, Australian tennis ace (1962, 1969 Grand Slam), born in Rockhampton, Queensland,

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • 1938 Leonid Kuchma, 2nd President of Ukraine (1994-2005) and 2nd Prime Minister of Ukraine (1992-93), born in Chaikyne, Ukraine
  • 1938 Otto Rehhagel, German football manager
  • 1939 Billy Henderson, rocker (Spinners-That's What Girls Are Made For)
  • 1939 Claude Osteen, baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1939 Max Neuhaus, American percussionist and composer (sound sculptures), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1939 Tony Budge, English contractor/tank maker/multi-millionaire
  • 1939 Brito, Brazilian footballer
  • 1940 Beverlee McKinsey, Oklahoma, actress (Iris-Another World, Guiding Light)
  • 1942 David Steinberg, Winnipeg Canada, comedian/director (End)
  • 1942 Miguel Littin, actor (Promised Land, Alsino & Condor)
  • 1942 Tommie Agee, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • 1943 Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer, born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1944 Smokey the Bear, named after NYC fireman Smokey Joe Martin
  • 1944 Gerrit Jan Wolffensperger, Dutch MP (D66)
  • 1944 Sam Elliott, actor (Big Chill, Fatal Beauty), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1944 Terry Jenner, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-75)
  • 1944 Viv Prince, rocker (Pretty Things)
  • 1945 Posy Simmonds, English cartoonist
  • 1946 Rinus Gerritsen [Marinus], Dutch rock bassist/keyboardist (Golden Earring)
  • 1946 Jim Kiick, American football player
  • 1947 Barbara Mason, US singer (Yes, I'm Ready)
  • 1948 Bill Campbell, American baseball player
  • 1949 Jonathan Kellerman, American writer
  • 1950 Roelof S "Roel" Bakker, Dutch actor/director (Love Potion)

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1950 Chris Haney, Canadian journalist who created the board game "Trivial Pursuit", born in Welland, Ontario (d. 2010)

Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit Chris Haney
Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit
Chris Haney
  • 1952 Vicki Morgan, Colo Springs Colo, mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl)
  • 1952 Prateep Ungsongtham Hata, Thai politician
  • 1955 Doug Williams, Louisiana, NFL QB (Tampa Bay Bucaneers, Wash Redskins)
  • 1955 John E. Sweeney, American politician
  • 1955 Peter Schmuck, American sportswriter
  • 1957 Melanie Griffith, actress (Working Girl, Milk Money, Now & Then)
  • 1958 Amanda Bearse, actress (Marcy Rhodes-Married With Children)
  • 1958 Greg Chaisson, heavy metal rocker (Badlands-Dreams in the Dark)
  • 1959 Diane Williams, Hahn AFB Ger, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)
  • 1959 Kurtis Blow, American rapper (Krushgroove-The Breaks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959 Michael Kors, American fashion designer and Project Runway judge, born in Long Island, New York
  • 1961 Brad Gilbert, tennis star, born in Oakland, California
  • 1961 John Key, New Zealand politician, Prime Minister (2008-2016), born in Auckland
  • 1961 Amy Stiller, American actress
  • 1962 Jim Johnson, New Hope, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • 1962 John "Hot Rod" Williams, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), born in Sorrento, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1962 Michael Colnroy, Modern English, rocker
  • 1963 Lonnie Quinn, actor (Will Cooley in All My Children), born in Cheshire, Connecticut

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1963 Whitney Houston, singer (One Moment in Time, Bodyguard), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

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1964 Brett Hull, Canadian-American NHL right wing (St Louis Blues, Dallas Stars), born in Belleville, Ontario

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • 1964 Yuri Khmylev, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1964 Hoda Kotb, American television news anchor
  • 1965 Ezra Polley, Georgetown Kentucky, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1965 John Smith, Del City Oklahoma, 62kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-2 gold-88, 92)
  • 1965 Kyle Kyle, Kensington Pa, rock bassist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
  • 1966 Pat Petersen, actor (Michael-Knots Landing), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 Vinny Del Negro, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1967 Debbie Spence, tennis star, born in San Jose, California
  • 1967 Deborah Lee, LPGA golfer (1989 National Amat France), born in Hamilton, Ontario

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1967 Deion Sanders, American NFL corner-back/wide receiver and MLB player (Dallas Cowboys and NY Yankees), born in Fort Myers, Florida

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 1967 Elexa Wills/Orrange, Orange Texas, long jumper/triple jumper
  • 1968 Gillian Anderson, actress (The X-Files, Bleak House), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 Jay Stacy, Aust field hockey midfielder (Oly-4th/silver-88, 92, 96)
  • 1968 Eric Bana, Australian actor
  • 1968 Sam Fogarino, American musician (Interpol)
  • 1968 Joseph McGinty Nichol, American film producer and director
  • 1969 Divine Brown, [Estelle Marie Thompson], SF, prostitute (Hugh Grant)
  • 1969 Troy Percival, Fontana CA, pitcher (California Angels)
  • 1970 Chris Gedney, NFL tight end (Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1970 Rod Brind'amour, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers, Team Canada 98), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1970 Chris Cuomo, American TV journalist
  • 1970 Thomas Lennon, American actor
  • 1970 Arion Salazar, American musician (Third Eye Blind)
  • 1971 Alan Allen, NFL/WLAF wide receiver (NY Jets, London Monarchs)
  • 1971 David Merritt, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Mary Joe Fernandez, Dom Rep, tennis player (US National 16s)
  • 1971 Nikki Schieler, playmate (Sep, 1997), born in Norwalk, California
  • 1971 Scott Karl, Fontana CA, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1971 Davide Rebellin, Italian cyclist
  • 1971 James Kim, technology reporter (d. 2006)
  • 1972 Elizabeth Vassey, actress (Emily Martin-All My Children), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1972 Eric Zomalt, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Robert Peal, dance skater (& Margot Contois), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972 Silvia Ramon-Cortes, tennis star (1994 Futures-Vigo), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1972 Juanes, Colombian singer
  • 1972 A-Mei, Taiwanese singer
  • 1973 James McKeehan, tight end (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1973 Jay Hagood, tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1973 Jimmy King, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1973 Jochen Molling, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1973 Larry Stallworth, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
  • 1973 Filippo Inzaghi, Italian footballer
  • 1973 Kevin McKidd, Scottish actor
  • 1974 Derek Fisher, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
  • 1974 Tremayne Allen, tight end (Chicago Bears)
  • 1974 Kirill Reznik, American politician
  • 1974 Nicola Stapleton, English actress
  • 1975 Mathew James Coad, 100m/200m runner (Olympics-96), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1975 Mike Lamb, American baseball player
  • 1976 Jessica Capshaw, American actress
  • 1976 Rhona Mitra, English actress
  • 1976 Aled Haydn Jones, Radio 1's The Chris Moyles show Producer
  • 1977 Mikael Silvestre, French footballer
  • 1977 Jason Frasor, American baseball player