Birthdays in History on October 9

  • 1201 Robert de Sorbon, French theologian and founder of the Sorbonne College, born in Sorbon, France (d. 1274)
  • 1221 Salimbene di Adam, Italian chronicler, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1288)
  • 1261 Denis of Portugal, King of Portugal (1279-1325), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1325)
  • 1328 Peter I of Cyprus, King of Cyprus (1358-69), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 1369)
  • 1581 Claude Gaspard Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician and poet, born in Bourg-en-Bresse, France (d. 1638)
  • 1586 Jan III van Foreest, Dutch lawyer, poet and mayor of Hoorn, born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1651)
  • 1586 Leopold V, Archduke of Austria, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1632)
  • 1663 Giovanni Mario Crescimbeni, Italian literary and critic (Arcadia), born in Macerata, Italy (d. 1728)
  • 1704 Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician, born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 1777)
  • 1757 Charles X, King of France (1824-30), born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1836)
  • 1771 Frederik Willem, Duke of Brunswick (1813-15), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1815)
  • 1782 Lewis Cass, American military officer and politician (U.S. Senator-Michigan), born in Exeter, New Hampshire (d. 1866)
  • 1796 Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English artist and Egyptologist, born in London (d. 1878)
  • 1813 John J. Pettus, American politician, Confederate governor (D-Miss, 1859-63), born in Wilson County, Tennessee (d. 1867)
  • 1822 George Sykes, American Major General (Union Army), born in Dover, Delaware (d. 1880)
  • 1823 Mary Ann Shadd, American-Canadian publisher and anti-slavery campaigner, 1st African American newspaper publisher ('Provincial Freeman'), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1893)
  • 1830 Harriet Hosmer, American neoclassical sculptor, born in Watertown, Massachusetts (d. 1908)
  • 1840 Simeon Solomon, English Pre-Raphaelite painter, born in London (d. 1905)
  • 1847 Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburg's coal basin), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1920)
  • 1847 Stephanus Jacobus du Toit, South African theologist and journalist (Afrikaner Bond), born in Paarl, South Africa (d. 1911)

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1852 Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist, dicovered Fischer esterification (Nobel Prize 1902), born in Euskirchen, Rhine Province (d. 1919)

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Hermann Emil Fischer
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Hermann Emil Fischer
  • 1858 Gerard Philips, Dutch industrialist and manufacturer (Philips), born in Zaltbommel, Netherlands (d. 1942)
  • 1859 Alfred Dreyfus, French Jewish artillery officer (Dreyfus Affair), born in Mulhouse, France (d. 1935)
  • 1871 Gerrit Bolkestein, Dutch minister of Education (1939-45), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • 1871 George Gauthier, Bishop of Montreal and rector of the Université de Montréal, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1940)
  • 1871 Didak Buntić, Croatian monk and scholar, born in Paoča, Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 1922)
  • 1873 Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (Schwarzschild effect), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1916)
  • 1874 Nicholas Roerich, Russian painter, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1947)
  • 1884 Helene Deutsch [Rosenbach], Polish-American psychoanalyst, born in Przemyśl, Poland (d. 1982)
  • 1884 Martin Elmer Johnson, American adventurer and filmmaker, born in Rockford, Illinois (d. 1937)
  • 1888 Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician and intellectual, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1938)
  • 1890 Aimee Semple McPherson, Canadian-American evangelist (Pentecostal), born in South-West Oxford, Canada (d. 1944)
  • 1892 Ivo Andric, Yugoslavian novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel 1961), born in Dolac, Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 1975)
  • 1892 Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (The Train of Life), born in Moscow (d. 1941)
  • 1893 Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer, photographer and modernist, born in São Paulo (d. 1947)
  • 1899 Bruce Catton, American historian and writer (Civil War), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 1978)
  • 1902 Freddie Young, British cinematographer (Lawrence of Arabia), born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1904 J Dito, Dutch dominican/broadcast chairman (KRO, 1938-45)
  • 1906 John Dalrymple, 13th earl of Stair, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtownshire (1961-83)
  • 1906 Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and 1st President of Senegal (1960-80), born in Joal-Fadiouth, Senegal (d. 2001)
  • 1907 Jacques Tati, French director (Traffic, Playtime), born in La Pecq, France (d. 1982)
  • 1907 Quintin Hogg, British politician, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, born in London (d. 2001)
  • 1908 Jim Folsom, American politician (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59), born in Coffee County, Alabama (d. 1987)
  • 1908 Harry Hooton, Australian poet, born in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England (d. 1961)
  • 1910 Donald Coggan, 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (1974-80), born in Highgate, London (d. 2000)
  • 1911 Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (d. 2006)
  • 1915 Clifford M. Hardin, United States Secretary of Agriculture
  • 1918 E Howard Hunt, Hamburg NY, involved in Watergate break-in
  • 1920 Jens Bjorneboe, Norwegian poet/writer (Dikt, Jonas)
  • 1920 Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (d. 1976)
  • 1924 Robert A Rushworth, Madison Maine, test pilot (X-15)
  • 1925 Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure (d. 1958)
  • 1927 Ivan Metropolitan Ioann Snychev, Russion Orthodox Priest
  • 1933 Bill Tidy, English cartoonist (Fosdyke Saga)
  • 1933 Peter Mansfield, British Physician whose discoveries led to MRI (2003 Nobel Prize), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1934 Jacobo Majluta Azar, politician
  • 1934 Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author
  • 1935 Don[ald] McCullin, British photographer
  • 1935 Edward GNPP, English prince/duke of Kent
  • 1938 Heinz Fischer, Austrian politician
  • 1939 Pierre Mertens, French/Belgian writer (Lettres Clandestines)
  • 1940 Gordon J. Humphrey, US Senator (R) New Hampshire (1979-90), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1941 Trent Lott, American politician (Rep-R-MS, 1973-1989, Senator-R-MS 1989-2007), born in Grenada, Mississippi
  • 1941 Brian Lamb, American Founder of c-span, born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • 1942 Shukri Ghanem, Libyan Prime Minister (2003-2006), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Mike Peters, American cartoonist
  • 1947 William E. McAnulty, Jr., American lawyer (d. 2007)
  • 1950 Jody Williams, American teacher and aid worker, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1957 Yuri Vladimirovich Usachyov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-18, TM-23)
  • 1959 Boris Nemtsov, Russian politician, born in Sochi, Soviet Union (assassinated 2015)
  • 1966 Christopher Östlund, Swedish publisher and entrepreneur

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1966 David Cameron, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 2010-16), born in London

British Prime Minister David Cameron
British Prime Minister
David Cameron
  • 1971 Simon Atlee, British photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1975 Sean Ono Lennon, Son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's, born in NYC, New York
  • 1980 Ibrahim Fazeel, Maldivian Ffotballer