Famous Birthdays on February 9

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 258

  • 1404 Constantine XI Dragases, last Byzantine Emperor
  • 1441 Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani], Turkish poet/author (Mahbub al-kulub)
  • 1533 Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai (d. 1611)
  • 1578 Giambattista Andreini, Italian playwright/actor (L'adamo)
  • 1579 John Meursius, [van Meurs], Dutch historian
  • 1602 Franciscus van de Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker/tutor of Spinoza
  • 1607 Abraham Megerle, composer
  • 1645 Johann Aegidius Bach, German violistian (d. 1716)
  • 1666 George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (d. 1737)
  • 1735 Adriaan Kluit, Dutch historian
  • 1741 Henri-Joseph Rigel, composer
  • 1744 Amos Bull, early American composer (The Responsary)
  • 1748 Luther Martin, American patriot (d. 1826)
  • 1756 Karel Blazej Kopriva, composer
  • 1763 Ludwig I, Grand Duke of Baden (d. 1830)
  • 1769 Susette Gontard, the beloved of the poet Friedrich Hölderlin (d. 1802)
  • 1771 Daniel Belknap, composer

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1773 William Henry Harrison, Charles City Virginia, 9th President of the United States (March 4-April 4, 1841)

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison
  • 1775 Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungary, mathematician (parallel axiom)
  • 1780 Walenty Karol Kratzer, composer
  • 1781 Johann Baptist von Spix, German scientist (d. 1826)
  • 1783 Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (d. 1852)
  • 1789 Franz Xaver Gabelsberger, German inventor of the stenography (d. 1849)
  • 1808 Francesco Gomez da Rocha, composer
  • 1814 Samuel Jones Tilden, philanthropist for NY Public Library
  • 1822 Charles T Stork, Dutch industrialist
  • 1826 John Alexander Logan, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • 1830 Abd-ul-Aziz, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1876)
  • 1834 Felix Dahn, German Historian, jurist and poet, born in Hamburg (d. 1912)
  • 1834 Franz Xaver Witt, composer
  • 1839 Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (d. 1896)
  • 1846 Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer, designer of 1st Mercedes
  • 1846 Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (d. 1904)
  • 1853 Leander Starr Jameson, PM of South African Cape colony
  • 1854 Aletta [Henriette] Jacobs, 1st Dutch female physician
  • 1854 Edward Carson, 1st Baron Carson, lawyer/leader (Irish Unionist Party)
  • 1857 Johannes T de Visser, theologist/Dutch 1st minister of Education
  • 1863 Anthony Hope [Hopkins], novelist, born in London, England
  • 1865 Erich von Drygalski, Germany, geographer/glaciologist/Antarctic expl
  • 1865 Mrs [Beatrice] Patrick Campbell, England, actress (Pygmalion)
  • 1866 George Ade, US, journalist/playwright/humorist (Fables in Slang)
  • 1867 Edward Naylor, English composer and organist, born in Scarborough (d. 1934)
  • 1871 Franc S Finzgar, Slovenian clergyman/writer (Our Blood)
  • 1871 Howard T Ricketts, US pathologist (studied typhus fever)
  • 1874 Amy Lowell, US poet/critic (Patterns, Sword Blades & Poppy Seed)
  • 1874 Vsevolod Meyerhold, Russian theatrical director/actor (Houligan)
  • 1875 Sidney Hugo Nicholson, composer
  • 1876 Martin Stixrud, Norway, figure skater (Olympic-bronze-1920)
  • 1879 Carl Natanael Berg, composer
  • 1879 Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist
  • 1880 Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1959)
  • 1882 Thomas Campbell, South African cricket wicketkeeper (5 Tests 1909-12)
  • 1884 Frederik Gerretson, [Geerten Gossaert], Dutch poet/politician)
  • 1885 Alban Maria Johannes Berg, a Lulu of a composer!, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1887 Henry Zimmerman, baseball player (1912-batted .372 with 14 HRs)
  • 1887 Vital Celen, Flemish writer (Puppy Love)
  • 1890 Jacobus J P Oud, Dutch architect/co-founder (Stijl)
  • 1891 Pietro Nenni, Italy, socialist/minister of foreign affairs (1946-47)
  • 1891 Ronald Colman, England, 1947 Acad Award actor (Tale of 2 Cities)
  • 1892 Barend ter Haar, Dutch lawyer (Indonesian adat justice)
  • 1892 Peggy Wood, American actress (One Life to Live, Mama), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1892 Tommy Treichel, American professional wrestler (d. 1936)
  • 1895 Hermann Brill, German politician (d. 1959)
  • 1897 Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith, pioneer Australian aviator
  • 1901 Brian Donlevy, Ireland, actor (Barbary Coast, Glass Key, Wake Island)
  • 1901 James Murray, American actor (d. 1936)
  • 1902 Blanche Calloway, US vocalist/dancer (12 Clouds of Joy)
  • 1902 Chester H Lauck, Allene AR, actor (Dreaming Out Loud, 2 Weeks to Live)
  • 1902 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's leader (d. 1999)
  • 1903 Georg Trexler, composer
  • 1906 Gwen Catley, British(?) soprano
  • 1906 André Kostolany, stock market expert and speculator (d. 1999)
  • 1907 Aubrey "Dit" Clapper, NHL hall of famer (Boston Bruins)
  • 1908 Jackie Fields, US, featherweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • 1909 Carmen Miranda, Brazil, vocalist/actress (Copacabana, Date With Judy)
  • 1909 Dean Rusk, US Secretary of State (1961-69)
  • 1909 Harald Genzmer, composer
  • 1909 Heather Angel, Oxford England, actress (Informer, Last of Mohicans)
  • 1909 John Eustace Theodore Brancker, lawyer/parliamentarian
  • 1910 Jacques Monod, French biochemist
  • 1911 Eustace Wenworth Roskill, law lord
  • 1911 William Darby, American WWII Army officer (d. 1945)
  • 1912 Hubert William Dean, air armaments specialist
  • 1913 Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports funds)
  • 1914 Bill "Rhymes with Wreck" Veeck, baseball club owner
  • 1914 Ernest Tubb, Tx, guitarist/singer (I'm Walking the Floor over You)
  • 1914 Max Manus, resistance fighter
  • 1914 Ralph Herman, orchestra leader (Circus Time), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1915 Lennard Pearce, English actor (d. 1984)
  • 1916 Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1921 B M Ducat-Amos, Air Commandant/director (RAF Nursing Service)
  • 1921 Charles Montgomery Monteith, publisher
  • 1922 James C "Jim" Laker, Bradford England, cricket off spinner

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1923 Brendan Behan, author/poet (Hostage), born in Dublin, Ireland

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • 1923 Kathryn Grayson, NC, vocalist/actress (Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate)
  • 1923 Norman E Shumway, Mich, pioneer cardiac transplant surgeon
  • 1924 George Guest, British organist
  • 1925 Vic Wertz, baseball player
  • 1925 Burkhard Heim, German physicist (d. 2001)
  • 1926 Garret FitzGerald, Prime Minister of Ireland
  • 1927 Donald Miller, CEO (Scottish Power)
  • 1927 Norman Adams, painter/ceramic sculptor
  • 1928 Roger Mudd, news ancher (CBS Weekend News, NBC Evening News), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1928 Frank Frazetta, American illustrator
  • 1928 Rinus Michels, Dutch football coach (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Bill Barrett, (Rep-R-Nebraska)
  • 1929 James Mulcro Drew, composer
  • 1929 Lennox Butler, cricketer (1 Test WI v Aust 1955, 16 & 2-151)
  • 1929 Willem Kersters, Flemish composer (Parwati, Gospel Song)
  • 1929 Clement Meadmore, Australian-born sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1930 Emil Petrovics, composer
  • 1930 Garner Ted Armstrong, American evangelist (d. 2003)
  • 1931 Robert Morris, American sculptor and painter, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1931 Xavier Benguerel, composer
  • 1931 Josef Masopust, Czech footballer
  • 1932 Tatsuro Hirooka, Japanese baseball player
  • 1932 Gerhard Richter, German painter
  • 1933 Countess of Airlie [Virginia Ogilvy], Newport, New Jersey, American-born Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1933 Jo Ann Prentice, LPGA golfer
  • 1933 Charles Williams, Lord Williams of Elvel
  • 1934 John A Ziegler Jr, Grosse Pointe Mich, 4th NHL pres (1977-92)
  • 1936 Clive Swift, actor (Frenzy, Passage to India), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1936 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country singer, (d. 2013)
  • 1937 Brian Wenham, media consultant/journalist
  • 1937 Johnny Sayles, US vocalist (You Made Me Wiggle)
  • 1937 Clete Boyer, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1939 Barry Mann, R&B singer (Who Put the Bomp in the Bomp Bomp Bomp)
  • 1939 Janet Suzman, South African actress (Dry White Season, Nuns on the Run)
  • 1940 Brian Bennett, rock drummer (Shadows), born in London, England
  • 1941 Sheila James Kuehl, politician/actress (Zelda-Dobie Gillis)
  • 1942 Carole King, singer-songwriter (Tapestry), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942 Charlie Morrow, composer
  • 1942 Milos Stedron, composer
  • 1942 Peder Lunde Jr, Norway, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1943 Barbara Lewis, US vocalist (Hello Stranger)
  • 1943 James King, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1968), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1943 Joe Pesci, actor (Half Nelson, Goodfellas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1943 Jonny Nilsson, Sweden, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1943 Ryland Davies, Welsh tenor, born in Cwm, Gwent
  • 1943 Squire Fridell, actor (Rosetti & Ryan), born in Oakland, California

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1943 Joseph E. Stiglitz, American economist, Nobel laureate

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1944 Alice Walker, US, novelist (Color Purple, Meridian)

Novelist Alice Walker
Novelist
Alice Walker
  • 1944 Derryn Hinch, Australian media personality
  • 1945 Bill Bergey, American NFL player, born in South Dayton, New York
  • 1945 Mia [Maria] Farrow, LA, actress (Rosemary's Baby, Purple Rose of Cairo)
  • 1946 M J H Sterling, Vice-Chancellor (Brunel University)
  • 1946 Séan Neeson, Northern Irish politician
  • 1946 Vince Papale, American football player
  • 1946 Jim Webb, United States Senator from Virginia
  • 1947 Joe Ely, Amarillo Tx, country vocalist (Honky Tonk Masquerade)
  • 1947 Major Harris, US R&B-singer (Love won't Let me wait)
  • 1947 Carla Del Ponte, Swiss UN prosecutor
  • 1949 Bernard Gallacher, British golfer
  • 1949 Janet Issaca Ashford, writer
  • 1949 Judith Light, (Angela-Who's the Boss, 1 Life to Live), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1950 Andrew N Meltzoff, developmental psychologist
  • 1950 Lloyd Weldon Keasor, Pumphrey Md, wrestler (Olympic-silver-1976)
  • 1950 Terry Hawkins, theatre administrator
  • 1950 Richard F. Colburn, American politician
  • 1951 Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas, saxophonist (Kool & Gang-Celebration)
  • 1951 Jay Inslee, (Rep-D-Washington)
  • 1951 Penny Peyser, Irvington NY, actress (Rich Man Poor Man, Knots Landing)
  • 1952 Danny White, quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1952 Mookie Wilson, American baseball player
  • 1953 André Sevard, Canadian NHL player, born in Témiscaming, Quebec
  • 1953 Antonius GM "Toon" Agterberg, Dutch actor (Hunk)
  • 1953 Gary Franks, (Rep-R-Connecticut)
  • 1953 Gabriel Rotello, American television documentary producer
  • 1954 Ulrich Walter, German FR, cosmonaut
  • 1954 Mary Jo Duffy, American comic book writer and editor
  • 1954 Christopher Gardner, American entrepreneur
  • 1954 Kevin Warwick, Cyborg Scientist
  • 1954 Gina Rhinehart, Australian mining magnate (Australia's richest person), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • 1955 Charles Shaughnessy, actor (Shane-Days of our Lives, Nanny), born in London, England
  • 1955 Jm J Bullock, Casper Wyoming, actor (Monroe-Too Close for Comfort)
  • 1956 Philip Jackson Ford Jr, NC, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1957 Gordon Strachan, soccer player
  • 1957 Mohammed Valli Moosa, South African leader (UDF)
  • 1958 Alexander "Sandy" Lyle, Scottish PGA golfer (1988 Phoenix Open), born in Shrewsbury, shropshire
  • 1958 Cyrille Regis, English former footballer
  • 1960 Peggy A Whitson, Mt Ayr Iowa, PhD/astronaut
  • 1960 Holly Johnson, rock vocalist (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1961 John Kruk, US baseball 1st baseman (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1961 Jussi Lampi, Finnish musician and actor
  • 1962 Diego Perez, Spain, tennis star
  • 1962 Martin D Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
  • 1962 Anik Bissonnette, Quebec ballet dancer (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens)
  • 1963 Bonnie Levin, WPVA volleyballer, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1963 Madusa Miceli, [Debra Ann], Milan Italy, wrestler (WCW)
  • 1963 Mike Rindel, cricketer (N Transvaal opening bat ODI ton v Pak 1995)
  • 1963 Travis Tritt, Marietta Ga, country vocalist (Country Club)
  • 1963 Brian Greene, American physicist
  • 1964 Rachel Bolan, rocker (Skid Row)
  • 1965 David Brandon, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1965 Igor Malkov, Russian speed skater
  • 1966 Amanda Roocroft, opera singer
  • 1966 James "Rachel" Bolan, Pt Pleasant NJ, rocker (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
  • 1966 Ellen van Langen, Dutch athlete
  • 1966 Harald Eia, Norwegian TV - comedian
  • 1967 Kate Golden, Beaumont Texas, LPGA golfer (1992 Ping/Welch-5th)