Famous Birthdays on 9th May

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  • 1147 Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1199)
  • 1265 Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (Divina Commedia)
  • 1596 Abraham van Diepenbeeck, painter
  • 1738 John Pindar, [Peter], physician/poet
  • 1740 Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (Barber of Seville)
  • 1783 Alexander Ross, Canada, pioneer/fur trader
  • 1785 James Pollard Espy, Penns, meteorologist (Philosphy of Storms)
  • 1793 Johannes C de Jonge, Dutch historian/archivist
  • 1796 August Pauly, German classicus (Real Encyclopedia)

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1800 John Brown, American abolitionist and revolutionary, born in Torrington, Connecticut (d. 1859)

Abolitionist John Brown
Abolitionist
John Brown
  • 1801 Samuel Cousins, mezzotint engraver
  • 1810 Louis Gallait, historical painter
  • 1810 WFLC Marianne, princess of Orange-Nassau/daughter of king Willem I
  • 1814 Adolph von Henselt, composer
  • 1824 William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1829 Ciro Pinsuti, pianist/composer
  • 1833 Boleslaw Dembinski, composer
  • 1837 Adam Opel, German manufacturer (cycling, motorcars)
  • 1843 Belle Boyd, spy (Confederate)/actress/lecturer
  • 1844 [Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Bad Herders)
  • 1846 Nikolay Feopemptovich Solov'yov, composer
  • 1855 Julius Rontgen, composer
  • 1860 J.M. [James Matthew] Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (Peter Pan), born in Kirriemuir, Angus (d. 1937)
  • 1865 August de Boeck, composer
  • 1866 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Leader of Indian Independence Movement (d. 1915)

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1873 Howard Carter, British archaeologist and egyptologist (found King Tutankhamen's tomb), born in London, England

Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard Carter
Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun
Howard Carter
  • 1873 Lilian Mary Baylis, manager (Old Vic & Sadler's Wells Theater)
  • 1873 Anton Cermak, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1933)

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1882 Henry J. Kaiser, American ship builder and industrialist (Liberty Ships, Jeeps, Boulder Dam), born in Sprout Brook, New York (d. 1967)

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser
  • 1882 George Barker, American painter (d. 1965)
  • 1886 Francis Biddle, United States Attorney General (d. 1968)
  • 1887 Jules Van de Leene, Belgian writer
  • 1887 Sir Ernest de Silva, Sri Lankan Philanthropist (d. 1957)
  • 1888 Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector and museum director (d. 1964)
  • 1892 Eric Westberg, composer
  • 1892 Zita, empress (Austria)/Queen (Hungary)
  • 1893 William Moulton Marston, American psychologist, writer (co-creator, Wonder Woman) (d. 1947)
  • 1895 Lucian Blaga, Romaniams philosopher/poet (Dogmatic Aeon)
  • 1895 Richard Barthelmess, actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose), born in NYC, New York
  • 1899 Edward Pollock, saxophone/clarinet
  • 1901 Fuzzy Knight, Fairmont WV, actor (Oklahoma Annie, Cowby & the Lady)
  • 1901 George Duckworth, cricket wicket-keeper (England late 20's early 30's)
  • 1903 Walter Dehmel, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1960)
  • 1906 Eleanor Estes, author (Ginger Pye, Moffats)
  • 1907 Baldur von Schirach, German writer/nazi politician (Frame)
  • 1907 Kathryn Kuhlman, famed evangelist (d. 1976)
  • 1907 Fred Warngård, Swedish athlete (d. 1950)
  • 1908 Mary Goldsmith, American ceramist (d. 2007)
  • 1909 Don Messer, Canadian country musician (d. 1973)
  • 1910 Barbara Woodhouse, dog training expert
  • 1910 P E Palia, cricketer (appeared in India's 1st Test-Lord's 1932)
  • 1911 Harry Simeone, choral director (Kate Smith Show), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1912 Pedro Armendariz, Mexico, actor (From Russia With Love)
  • 1912 Per Imerslund, "The aryan idol" (d. 1943)
  • 1913 John Hayes, British Naval Officer and Naval Secretary, born Southcote, Bermuda (d. 1998)
  • 1913 Victor Smith, Admiral (Australian Chiefs of Staff)
  • 1914 Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
  • 1914 Frank Chacksfield, arranger/orchestra leader
  • 1914 Hank Snow, Nova Scotia Canada, country singer (I Went to Your Wedding)
  • 1914 Josef Muller-Brockmann, graphic designer/writer
  • 1914 Theodore Kheel, labor negotiator (Fair Employment Practices)
  • 1915 Richard Janvrin, British vice admiral
  • 1916 Bernard William George Rose, composer/organist
  • 1916 Cyril Bowles, bishop of Derby
  • 1916 Douglas Guest, organist
  • 1917 George Fleming, cyclist
  • 1917 John Arnatt, actor (Circumstantial Evidence)

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1918 Mike Wallace, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 2012)

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace
  • 1918 Orville Freeman, (Sen-D-Mn)/Sec of Agriculture (1961-69), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1919 Arthur English, comedian/actor (Malachi's Cove)
  • 1920 Richard Adams, author (Day Gone By)
  • 1920 William Tenn, American author
  • 1921 Mona Van Duyn, American poet (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Daniel Berrigan, American Jesuit priest and peace activist (Vietnam War), born in Virginia, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • 1921 Sophie Scholl, German anti-Nazi political activist, active in the non-violent resistance group, the White Rose (Die Weisse Rose), born in Forchtenberg, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1922 Sheila Burrell, actress (Black Orchid, Paranoiac, Laughter in Dark)
  • 1923 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (d. 2008)
  • 1924 Bulat S Okudzjava, Russian author (Student!)
  • 1924 Connie Russell, singer (Club Embassy, Garroway at Large), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924 Gerard Wernars, Dutch graphic designer (Library stamps 1991)
  • 1924 Jean J A Girault, French director/screenwriter (l'Amour)
  • 1925 Peter Leng, Master General of the Ordnance
  • 1926 Alistair MacFarlane, principal (Heriot-Watt University England)
  • 1926 Francis Kennedy, British diplomat
  • 1926 Joshua Hassan, chief minister (Gibralter)
  • 1926 Robin Cooke, pres (NZ Court of Appeal)
  • 1927 John McDermott, Lord Justice of Appeal (Northern Ireland)
  • 1927 Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)
  • 1927 Ray Katt, baseball player
  • 1928 Barbara Ann Scott, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1948), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Pall Pampichier Palsson, composer
  • 1928 Richard A "Pancho" Gonzalez, tennis star (US 1948-49), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1928 Ralph Goings, American painter
  • 1929 Anthony Lloyd, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • 1929 Kay Dotrice, British actress (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Joan Sims, actress (Carry on Behind, Carry on Cleo)
  • 1931 Vance DeVoe Brand, Longmont Co, astro (Apollo 18, STS-5, 41B, 35)
  • 1932 Conrad Hunte, cricketer (great West Indian opener 1958-66)
  • 1932 David Plastow, CEO (Medical Research Council)
  • 1932 Gavin Lyall, author (Conduct of Major Maxim)
  • 1932 Geraldine McEwan, English actress (Agatha Christie's Miss Marple), born in Old Windsor Berkshire
  • 1932 J Alex McMillan, (Rep-R-NC, 1985- )
  • 1933 Johnny Grant, unofficial mayor of Hollywood
  • 1934 Alan Bennett, England, playwright/actor (Secret Policeman's Other Ball)
  • 1934 John Robertson, deputy chairman (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
  • 1934 Roy Massey, Master of Choristers (Hereford Cathedral)
  • 1935 Nokie Edwards, Lahoma, Oklahoma, American guitarist (The Ventures)
  • 1936 Albert Finney, Salford UK, actor (Dresser, Under the Volcano)
  • 1936 Floyd Robinson, baseball player (White Sox, Reds, A's)
  • 1936 Glenda Jackson, Cheshire England, actress (Women in Love)
  • 1936 Terry Downes, middleweight boxing champ (1961-62)
  • 1936 Terry Drinkwater, TV newsman (CBS)
  • 1937 Dave Prater, Ocilla Ga, rock vocalist (Sam & Dave)
  • 1937 Sonny Curtis, Texas, guitarist (Crickets)
  • 1937 José Rafael Moneo, Spanish architect
  • 1938 Geoffrey Holland, civil servant
  • 1938 Charles Simic Yugoslavian-born poet, 15th Poet Laureate of the United States
  • 1939 Bruce Mather, composer
  • 1939 Herbert Hippauf, baseball player
  • 1939 Jim Dent, PGA golfer (1989 MONY Syracuse Senior), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1939 Kenneth Warby, fastest man on water at 300 knots (345 mph)
  • 1939 Ralph Boston, Laurel Miss, long jumper (Oly-gold/sil/brz-60, 64, 68)
  • 1939 Pierre Desproges, French humorist (d. 1988)
  • 1939 Ion Ţiriac, Romanian tennis manager
  • 1940 Dick Morrissey, saxophonist
  • 1940 James L Brooks, producer/director (Broadcast News, Taxi, Critic)
  • 1941 Dorothy Hyman, England, sprinter (Oly-silver-60)
  • 1941 Jan Dibbets, sculptor/artist (Dutch Mountains)
  • 1941 Pete Birrell, rock bassist (Freddie & The Dreamers)
  • 1942 John D Ashcroft, (Gov-MO)
  • 1942 Mike Millward, rocker
  • 1942 Tommy Roe, rocker (Hooray for Hazel), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1943 Bruce Milner, rocker (Every Mother's Son)
  • 1943 Maurice Foster, cricketer (West Indies batsman of 70's)
  • 1944 Don Dannemann, rocker (Cyrkle)
  • 1944 Richard Furay, Ohio, rock vocalist (Buffalo Springfield, Poco)
  • 1945 Steve Katz, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Candice Bergen, Beverly Hills, actress (Carnal Knowledge, Murphy Brown)
  • 1947 Anthony Corlan, Cork City Ireland, actor (Something for Everyone)
  • 1948 John Drayton Mahaffey, Kerrville TX, PGA golfer (1978 PGA Champ)
  • 1948 Hans Georg Bock, German mathematician
  • 1948 Calvin Murphy, American basketball player

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1949 Billy Joel, rock vocalist (Pianoman, Capt Jack, Bridge), born in The Bronx, New York

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • 1949 Oleg Yuriyevich Atkov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10)
  • 1950 James A Butts, triple jumper (Olympic-silver-1976), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950 Matthew Kelly, actor/TV host (Holding the Fort, Relative Strangers)
  • 1950 Tom Petersson, Rockford Il, rock bassist (Cheap Trick)
  • 1951 Alley Mills, actress (Norma Arnold-Wonder Years), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952 Patrick Ryecart, actor (Silas Mariner)
  • 1953 Daniel Talbot, golfer (Quebec Open-1979, 81, 84), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1953 Gregory Beecroft, Chorpus Christi TX, actor (Guiding Light)
  • 1953 Ron Jackson, baseball player
  • 1953 Scott McInnis, (Rep-R-Colorado)
  • 1954 Balazs Taroczy, Hungary, tennis star
  • 1955 Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Misfits of Science), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Myra Blackwelder, LPGA golfer
  • 1955 Anne-Sofie von Otter, Swedish mezzo-soprano
  • 1955 Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, (d. 2012)
  • 1956 Wendy Crewson, Canadian actress
  • 1957 Fred Markham, 1st man to pedal a bike 65 mph
  • 1957 John Stuper, baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1958 Esko Rechardt, Finland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1959 Andrew Jones, cricketer (highly consistent for NZ at 1st drop)
  • 1959 Asantha De Mel, cricketer (pioneering Sri Lankan Test opening bowler)
  • 1960 Iain Butchart, cricket all-rounder (Zimbabwe, Test v Pak 1995)
  • 1960 Jim Reilly, rocker (Red Rockers)
  • 1960 Tony Gwynn, American MLB outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in LA, CA, (d. 2014)
  • 1961 Rene Capo, Pinal del Rio Cuba, half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics-96)
  • 1962 Dave Gahan, Essex, rock vocalist (Depeche Mode-Dreaming of Me)
  • 1962 John Corbett, actor/singer (Northern Exposure, Sex and the City), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • 1962 Paul Heaton, rocker (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)
  • 1963 Sanja Doležal, Croatian singer (Novi fosili)

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1964 Miloslav Mecir, Czech tennis player (Olympic-gold-1988), born in Bojnice, Czechoslovakia

Tennis Player and Gold Medalist Miloslav Mecir
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist
Miloslav Mecir
  • 1964 Kevin Saunderson, American music producer and disc jockey
  • 1965 Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot, rocker (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Distance)
  • 1965 Marc Logan, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)

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1965 Steve Yzerman, Canadian NHL forward (Team Canada, Detroit), born in Cranbrook, British Columbia

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 1965 Ken Nomura, Japanese racing driver
  • 1965 Janu Tornell, American model and Survivor contestant
  • 1966 Mark Tinordi, Red Deer, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • 1968 Bruce Pickens, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1968 David Benoit, NBA forward (Utah Jazz, NJ Nets)
  • 1968 Marie-Jose Perec, Guadeloupe, French 200m/400m runner (Oly-2 gold-96)
  • 1968 Vince Workman, NFL running back (Packers, Panthers, Colts)
  • 1969 Carla Overbeck, soccer defender (Olympics-96), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1969 Renn Crichlow, canoeist (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1969 Amber, Dutch musician
  • 1970 Doug Christie, NBA guard/forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1971 Paul McGuigan, English bassist (Oasis)
  • 1972 Dan Hollander, figure skater (1996 Great Lakes champ), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1972 Dave Barr, WLAF quarterback (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1972 Simon Hollingsworth, Australian 400m hurdler (Olympics-92, 96)
  • 1972 Megumi Odaka, Japanese actress and artist
  • 1972 Daniela Silivaş, Romanian gymnast
  • 1973 Chu Sang-mi, South Korean actress
  • 1974 Shin Yahata, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1974 Stephane Yelle, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1975 Brian Deegan, Freestyle Motocross innovator
  • 1975 Chris Diamantopoulos, Canadian actor
  • 1975 Tamia, Canadian singer