Birthdays in History on June 9

  • 1508 Primož Trubar, Slovenian Protestant reformer (d. 1586)
  • 1510 Nicolaas van Nieuwland, corrupt 1st bishop of Harlem
  • 1573 Henricus Hondius, Dutch etcher/publisher
  • 1580 Daniel Heinsius, Flemish scholar (d. 1655)
  • 1595 Władysław IV Vasa, King of Poland (1632-48), born in Kraków (d. 1648)
  • 1597 Pieter J Saenredam, architecture painter
  • 1640 Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1658-1705)
  • 1661 Tsar Feodor III of Russia (d. 1682)

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1672 Peter the Great [Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov],Tsar of Russia (1682-1725), born in Moscow (d. 1725)

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 1686 Andrei Osterman, Russian statesman (d. 1747)
  • 1768 Samuel Slater, American industrialist (d. 1835)
  • 1781 George Stephenson, Newcastle England, inventor (RR locomotive)
  • 1792 Frederic L G, Earl of Merode, Belgian revolutionary
  • 1812 Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling's reagens)
  • 1812 Johann G Galle, German astronomer (discovered Neptune)
  • 1833 John Rogers Cooke, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • 1836 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, 1st qualified woman physician in Britain, first woman mayor (Aldeburgh), born in London (d. 1917)
  • 1843 Bertha von Suttner, Austria, novelist/pacifist (Nobel 1905)
  • 1845 Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto (d. 1914)
  • 1849 Michael Peter Ancher, Danish painter (d. 1927)
  • 1851 Charles Joseph Bonaparte, French politician (d. 1921)
  • 1854 Gerardus J P J Bolland, Dutch philosopher (Bolland Society)
  • 1861 Floris H Verster, [van Wulverhorst], painter/cartoonist/etcher
  • 1875 Henry Dale, physiologist (Nobel-1936), born in London, England
  • 1877 Rudolf Borchardt, writer
  • 1879 Oscar Back, Austrian-Dutch viola player
  • 1896 Catherine Filene Shouse, philanthropist (Wolf Trap Institute)
  • 1898 Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt)
  • 1900 Prosper Cocquyt, Belgian brewer/pilot
  • 1901 George Price, cartoonist
  • 1908 J F Williams-Wynne, Lord-Lieutenant (Gwynedd)
  • 1909 Jose Luis Lopez Aranguren, philosopher
  • 1910 Geoffrey Musson, British General
  • 1913 Alida Margaretha Bosshardt, lt-colonel of Dutch Salvation Army
  • 1913 Patrick Steptoe, scientist (developed in vitro fertilization)
  • 1915 Jane Cowan, cello teacher
  • 1916 Robert S McNamara, US Sec of Defense (1961-68)/head (World Bank)
  • 1917 Eric J. Hobsbawm, Alexandria, Sultanate of Egypt, Marxist historian (The Age of Revolution; Capital; and Empire), (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player
  • 1920 Isobel June Braybrooke English, novellist
  • 1921 Arthur Hertzberg, American Jewish scholar (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Forrest Bird, American aviator and inventor (1st respirators and ventilators), (d. 2105)
  • 1922 George Axelrod, playwright (Breakfast at Tiffany, Bus Stop)
  • 1922 Peter Beazley, British politician (C) (European Parliament), born in Chale, Isle of Wight (d. 2004)
  • 1922 John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator (d. 1941)
  • 1922 Fernand Seguin, Canadian biochemist - Radio and TV animator (d. 1988)
  • 1924 Peter Heatly, CEO (Commonwealth Games Federation)
  • 1925 Roy Hughes, Baron Islwyn, British politician (L), born in Pontllanfraith, Monmouthshire (d. 2003)
  • 1925 [John] Keith Laumer, [Anthony LeBaron], US, sf author (Retief's War)
  • 1927 Norman Sisisky, (Rep-D-VA, 1983- )
  • 1928 Geraint Gruffydd, director (U of Wales Centre for Welsh Studies)
  • 1929 June O'Dell, deputy CEO (Equal Opportunities Commission)
  • 1929 Robert E Badham, (Rep-R-CA, 1977- )
  • 1930 Lin[wood] [Vrooman] Carter, US, sci-fi author (Thongor of Lemuria)
  • 1932 Douglas Smith, CEO (Acas)
  • 1933 Don Young, (Rep-R-AK, 1973- )
  • 1933 Patrick Symons, British vice-admiral
  • 1934 Donald Duck, famous fowl
  • 1934 Michael Mates, British politician (C) resigned during Asil Nadir scandal, born in Brentford, Middlesex
  • 1937 Harald Rosenthal, German biologist
  • 1938 Jeremy Hardie, CEO (W H Smith Group)
  • 1938 Peter Sanders, CEO (Commission for Racial Equality)
  • 1938 Roger Hurn, CEO (Smith's Industries)
  • 1939 Derek Hunt, CEO (MFI Furniture Group)
  • 1939 Charles Webb, American writer (The Graduate), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1941 Peter Wilson, CEO (Gallaher)
  • 1942 Nicholas Lloyd, editor (Daily Express)
  • 1943 Charles Saatchi, English magnate (Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • 1943 Joe Haldeman, US sci-fi author (The Forever War), born in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma
  • 1944 23 puppies (record litter) born to Lena, a foxhound, Ambler Penn
  • 1945 Nike Wagner, German woman of the theater
  • 1946 Peter Kilfoyle, British MP
  • 1947 John Gurda, American historian
  • 1948 Gudrun Schyman, Swedish politician
  • 1949 Douglas Henderson, British MP
  • 1954 George Pérez, American comic book artist
  • 1954 Gregory Maguire, American fantasy writer
  • 1956 Patricia Cornwell, American author
  • 1958 Donald Michael Santini, Mass, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • 1959 Christian Wulff, German politician, currently prime minister of Lower Saxony.
  • 1960 Steve Paikin, Canadian journalist
  • 1961 Aaron Sorkin, American writer
  • 1965 Michelle Francis Bird, campaigner
  • 1969 Eric Wynalda, American footballer
  • 1974 Tim Shaw, British radio personality
  • 1977 Roopa Mishra, Indian civil servant
  • 1978 Shandi Finnessey, game hostess
  • 1981 Anoushka Shankar, Famous sitarist and daughter of Ravi Shankar