Famous Birthdays on 9th January

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 235

  • 1554 Gregory XV, [Alessandro Ludovisi], pope (1621-23)
  • 1571 Karel Bonaventura Buquoy, French soldier (d. 1621)
  • 1574 Christoph Buel, composer
  • 1620 Johann Weichmann, composer
  • 1624 Empress Meishō (d. 1696)
  • 1658 Nicolas Coustou, French sculptor (Descente de Croix)
  • 1695 John E Loovens, lawyer
  • 1699 Robert J Pothier, French lawyer
  • 1728 Thomas Warton, critic and poet (Pleasures of Melancholy) British Poet Laureate (1785-90), born in Basingstoke (d. 1790)
  • 1745 Caleb Strong, 6th and 10th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1819)
  • 1748 Stefan Paluselli, composer
  • 1773 Cassandra Austen, English watercolorist and sister of Jane Austen (d. 1845)
  • 1790 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish poet (Lycksalighetens)
  • 1803 Christopher Gustavus Memminger, Secy Treas (Confederacy) (d. 1888)
  • 1811 Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (d. 1856)
  • 1815 William Jackson of Masham, English composer and organist, born in Masham, Yorkshire (d. 1866)
  • 1816 John Palmer Usher, Secy Int (Union) (d. 1889)
  • 1819 James Francis, Premier of Victoria (d. 1884)
  • 1820 Pavel Krizkovsky, composer
  • 1822 John Porter Hatch, volunteers Bvt Major General (Union), (d. 1901)
  • 1829 Adolf von Schlagintweit, German explorer (Tarimbekken)
  • 1829 Thomas William Robertson, England, playwright (Caste)
  • 1832 Esquire Maurits A de Savornin Lohman, Dutch governor of Suriname
  • 1832 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, journalist, author and politician, Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
  • 1839 John Knowles Paine, Portland Maine, composer
  • 1843 Christiaan A Ulder, Curacao, composer (waltzes/tumbas)
  • 1848 Princess Frederica of Hanover (d. 1926)
  • 1849 John Hartley, English tennis player, double winner of Wimbledon (d. 1935)
  • 1851 Giuseppi Gallignani, composer
  • 1854 Jennie Jerome, American society beauty and mother of Winston Churchill (d. 1921)
  • 1856 Anton Askerc, Slavic priest/poet (Primoz Trubar)
  • 1856 Lizette Woodworth Reese, US poet (Branch of May, Tears)
  • 1856 Stevan Mokranjac, composer
  • 1857 Henry B Fuller, American writer (Under the Skylights)
  • 1859 Carrie Chapman Catt, Ripon, Wisconsin, American women's suffrage leader and founder (League of Women Voters)
  • 1859 Frederik Pijper, Dutch vicar/church historian (The Monasteries)
  • 1864 Vladimir Steklov, Russian mathematician (d. 1926)
  • 1866 Albert Baertsoen, Flemish painter/etcher
  • 1867 Jacques Urlus, Dutch tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth)
  • 1868 S. P. L. Sørensen, Danish chemist (d. 1939)
  • 1870 Joseph B Strauss, civil engineer/builder (Golden Gate Bridge)
  • 1871 Charles Kortright, British(?) cricket player
  • 1873 Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, born in Radi, Volhynia, (d. 1934)
  • 1875 Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American socialite (d. 1942)
  • 1876 Hans Bethge, German poet, born in Dessau (d. 1946)
  • 1878 John Broadus Watson, Travelers Rest South Carolina, American Psychologist (behaviorism approach)
  • 1881 Giovanni Papini, Italy, writer (Il Diavolo)
  • 1881 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic (Revaluations)
  • 1881 Edouard Beaupré, horse lifter (d. 1904)
  • 1890 Karel Capek, Czech, writer (R U R); coined the word "robot"
  • 1890 Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panther Tiger & Co)
  • 1891 August Gailit, Estonia, writer (Ekke Moor)
  • 1892 Eva Bowring, American politician (d. 1985)
  • 1894 Henryk Stazewski, Polish abstract painter/graphic artist
  • 1896 Warwick Braithwaite, New Zealand-born British conductor (d. 1971)
  • 1897 Luis Gianneo, composer
  • 1897 Karl Löwith, German philosopher (d. 1973)
  • 1898 Gracie Fields, [Stansfield], England, music hall/vaudeville performer
  • 1898 Vilma Banky, Budapest Hungary, silent screen actress (Eagle, Rebel)
  • 1898 Wally Baker, American supercentenarian
  • 1900 Joseph Frederick Wagner, composer
  • 1900 Richard Halliburton, American adventurer (presumed dead 1939)
  • 1901 Chic Young, cartoonist (Blondie)
  • 1902 Rudolph Bing, opera manager (NY Metropolitan Opera)
  • 1903 Hem Vejakorn, Thai illustrator (d. 1969)

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1908 Simone de Beauvoir, France, author (Mandarins, 2nd Sex)

  • 1909 Herva Nelli, Italian-born American soprano, born in Florence (d. 1994)
  • 1910 Dick Henry Jurgen, bandleader
  • 1911 Richard Selwyn Francis Schiling, British professor of occupational health, born in Kessingland, Suffolk (d. 1997)
  • 1911 Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, British newspaper editor
  • 1912 Ralph Tubbs, architect
  • 1913 Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst, vocal/piano
  • 1913 Peter John Norton, naval diplomat/artist

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1913 Richard Nixon, Yorba Linda, California, 37th President (R) of the United States (1969-74)

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1914 Derek Allhusen, England, equestrian (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1914 Gypsy Rose Lee, [Rose Hovick], burlesque actress (Gypsy), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1914 Kenny [Klook] Clarke, jazz/drummer, composer (Epistrop), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1915 Anita Louise, actress (My Friend Flicka), born in NYC, New York
  • 1915 Fernando Lamas, Buenos Aires Argentina, actor ("You look marvelous")
  • 1916 Alain Bernardin, impressario (Crazy Horse Saloon)
  • 1916 Vic Mizzy, American orchestra leader (Don Rickles Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1916 Peter Twinn, English World War II code-breaker (d. 2004)
  • 1917 Herbert Lom, Czech, actor (Pink Panther Strikes Again, Dorian Gray)
  • 1920 Chan Canasta, Polish-British magician (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Clive Dunn, British actor, (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar
  • 1921 Seymour Barab, composer
  • 1921 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (d. 2006)
  • 1922 Har G Khorana, India/Canada bio-chemist (Nobel 1968)
  • 1922 Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea (d. 1984)
  • 1924 Sergei Parajanov, Armenian film director (d. 1990)
  • 1925 Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist
  • 1925 Lee Van Cleef, NJ, actor (For a Few Dollars More, Escape from NY)
  • 1926 Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian politician, Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 2002)
  • 1928 Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter, born in Polignano A Mare, Apulia (d. 1994)
  • 1928 Fernand J St Germain, (Rep-D-RI, 1961- )
  • 1928 Judith Krantz, author (Scruples, Princess Daisy, Dazzle), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929 Heiner Muller, dramatist
  • 1929 Brian Friel, Irish dramatist "Irish Chekhov" (Dancing at Lughnasa), born in Omagh, County Tyrone, (d. 2015)
  • 1929 Dorothea Puente, American serial killer
  • 1931 Algi[rda]s [Jonas] Budrys, Prussia, sci-fi author (Man of Earth)
  • 1931 Geoffrey Wragg, British(?) reorganizer
  • 1933 Robert Garcia, (Rep-D-NY, 1978- )
  • 1933 Sonia Garmers, [Justina], Curacao, author (Dear Queen)
  • 1933 Wilbur Smith, Zambian-British novelist
  • 1934 Bart Starr, NFL quarterback/coach (Green Bay)
  • 1934 Julian B Coco, Antilles, guitarist/tutor (Princess Christina)

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1935 Bob Denver, New Rochelle, New York, American actor (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Gilligan's Island)

Actor Bob Denver
Actor
Bob Denver
  • 1935 Dick Enberg, sportscaster (Where's Huddles), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • 1935 Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer
  • 1935 Earl G. Graves, Sr., African-American Publisher
  • 1935 Brian Harradine, Australian independent Senator
  • 1936 Peter Fletcher, music teacher
  • 1936 Anne Rivers Siddons, American writer
  • 1937 K Schlesinger, writer
  • 1938 Aad Kosto, Dutch theologist/actor/asst secretary of Justice
  • 1939 Susannah York, English actress (They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Superman), born in London, England
  • 1940 Barbara Buczek, composer
  • 1940 Jimmy Boyd, McComb Mo, singer/actor (Howard-Bachelor Father)
  • 1940 Al Downing, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1940 Ruth Dreifuss, Swiss politician
  • 1941 Joan Baez, folk singer/human rights advocate, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1941 Gilles Vaillancourt, Quebec politician
  • 1942 K Callan, actress (Joe's World, Martha-Lois & Clark), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1942 Lee Kun-hee, Korean industrialist, chairman of Samsung
  • 1943 Dick Yount, rocker (Harpers Bizarre)
  • 1943 Kenneth Kelley, US singer (Manhattans, One Life to Live)
  • 1943 Rob Hoeke, Dutch pianist/singer (Drinking on My Bed)
  • 1943 Robert Drewe, Australian author
  • 1943 Elmer MacFadyen, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • 1943 Freddie Starr, English comedian and singer

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1944 Jimmy Page, rock guitarist (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven), born in London, England

Rock Star Jimmy Page
Rock Star
Jimmy Page
  • 1944 Scott Engel, vocalist (Walker Brothers-Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore)
  • 1944 Ian Hornak, American Painter, Draughtsman and Sculptor (d. 2002)
  • 1945 Frank J Biondi Jr, president (HBO)
  • 1945 Harun Farocki, actor/director (Nicht loeschbares Feur)
  • 1945 John Doman, American actor
  • 1946 Leo Gullotta, actor (Sinbad of the 7 Seas)
  • 1947 Ronnie Landfield, American artist
  • 1948 Bill Cowsill, rock guitarist/vocals (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1948 Paul King, Dagenham Essex, English rocker (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • 1950 David Johansen, [Buster Poindexter], NY, singer (Hot! Hot! Hot!)
  • 1950 Rio Reiser, German rock singer (Ton Steine Scherben), (d. 1996)
  • 1951 Crystal Gayle, Ky, country singer (Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue)
  • 1952 Eveline L Herfkens, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1952 Hugh Bayley, British politician
  • 1953 Morris Gleitzman, British-Australian children's author
  • 1954 Lance Hoppens, rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
  • 1955 Michiko Kakutani, American literary critic
  • 1955 J. K. Simmons, American actor
  • 1956 David Smith, cricketer (England lefty batsman in 2 Tests v WI 1986)
  • 1956 Kimberly Beck Hilton, actress (Kim-Peyton Place), born in Glendale, California
  • 1956 Imelda Staunton, British actress
  • 1956 Mike Walczewski, American Public Address Announcer at Madison Square Garden
  • 1957 Phil Lewis, lead singer of L.A. Guns
  • 1958 Mehmet Ali Ağca, Turkish attempted assassin of Pope John Paul II
  • 1958 Stephen Neale, British philosopher
  • 1959 Otis Nixon, US baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers)
  • 1959 Mark Martin, American race car driver
  • 1959 Rigoberta Menchú, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • 1959 Cristi Minculescu, Romanian musician
  • 1960 David Peoples, Augusta ME, Nike golfer (1991 Buick Southern Open)
  • 1960 Lisa Walters, Canadian LPGA golfer (Itoki Hawaiian-1992, 93), born in Prince Rupert British Columbia
  • 1961 Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter
  • 1962 Phil Lewis, rock vocalist (LA Guns-It's Over Now), born in London, England
  • 1963 Michael Everson, expert in writing systems and Unicode
  • 1964 Stan Javier, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, outfielder (Oak A's, SF Giants)
  • 1965 Atsuo Kudo, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1965 Carin Garbarra, soccer forward (Olympics-96), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1965 Cindy Brooks, East Hampton CT, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1965 Darren Bennett, NFL punter (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1965 Georg Franz, Straubing GER, hockey forward (Team Germany, Landshut)
  • 1965 Muggsy Bogues, NBA guard (SF Warriors)
  • 1965 Vincent Brown, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1965 [Tyrone] Muggsy Bogues, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Wash Bullets)
  • 1965 Eric Erlandson, American musician
  • 1966 Jimmie Jones, defensive end/defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1966 Candi Milo, American voice actress

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1967 Dave Matthews, singer/musician (Dave Matthews Band)

Musician Dave Matthews
Musician
Dave Matthews
  • 1967 Dave Mcllwain, Seaforth, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1967 Jamie Huscroft, Creston, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • 1967 Claudio Caniggia, Argentinian footballer
  • 1967 Steven Harwell, American singer and musician (Smash Mouth)
  • 1968 Jimmy Adams, cricketer (prolific West Indian lefty bat since 1992)
  • 1968 Katie Anderson, Canada 100m hurdler (Oly-7th-92, 96), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1968 Mardi Lunn, Australian LPGA golfer (1991 Thailand Open), born in Liverpool, New South Wales
  • 1968 Joey Lauren Adams, American actress
  • 1968 Al Schnier, American rock guitarist (moe.)
  • 1969 Domingo Jean, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1969 Johanna Ikonen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1970 Graciela Schutt, WPVA volleyballer (Deerfield-25th-1995), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1970 Lara Fabian, Belgian singer
  • 1970 Alex Staropoli, Italian keyboardist (Rhapsody Of Fire)
  • 1971 Bill Schroeder, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971 Elizabeth Punsalan, American ice skater (Oly-15-94), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1971 Scott Thornton, London, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1971 Daniel Dumile, American hip hop artist
  • 1971 Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian author
  • 1971 Yusuke Naora, Japanese game art director
  • 1972 Eddie Mason, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)