Birthdays in History on September 9

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214 Aurelian, Roman Emperor (270-275), born in Serdica (d. 275)

Roman Emperor Aurelian
Roman Emperor
Aurelian
  • 384 Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423)
  • 1349 Duke Albert III of Austria (d. 1395)
  • 1427 Thomas de Ros, 10th Baron de Ros, English politician (d. 1464)
  • 1466 Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (d. 1523)
  • 1558 Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercoeur, French soldier (d. 1602)
  • 1585 Armand-Jean du Plessicide de Richelieu, premier of France (1624-42)
  • 1629 Cornelis Tromp, Dutch lt-adm-gen/son of Maarten Tromp
  • 1646 Zeger B van Espen, Flemish theologist
  • 1700 Princess Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (d. 1780)
  • 1711 Thomas Hutchinson, American politician (d. 1780)
  • 1731 Francisco Javier Clavijero, Mexican writer (d. 1787)
  • 1754 William Bligh, nasty ship's captain (HMS Bounty)
  • 1755 Benjamin Bourne, American politician (d. 1808)
  • 1769 Cornelis F van Maanen, Dutch minister of Justice (1807..42)
  • 1789 William Cranch Bond, US, astronomer (codiscovered Hyperion)
  • 1794 William Lonsdale, Bath, English Geologist and Paleontologist (fossil coral)
  • 1809 William Radford, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1890)
  • 1817 Speed Smith Fry, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • 1819 Martin Luther Smith, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1866)
  • 1822 Napoleon J K P Bonaparte, French prince/member National Convention
  • 1826 Frederich I W L, Grand Duke of Baden (1856-1907)
  • 1826 Thomas John Lucas, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1908)

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1828 Leo Tolstoy [Lev Nikolayevich], Russian novelist (War and Peace), born in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia

Novelist Leo Tolstoy
Novelist
Leo Tolstoy
  • 1834 Joseph H Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant)
  • 1834 William MacRae, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1882)
  • 1850 Harishchandra, India, poet/dramatist/father of modern Hindi
  • 1855 Houston S Chamberlain, British/German race theorist
  • 1855 Anthony Francis Lucas Croatian-born oil exploration pioneer (d. 1921)
  • 1858 Benjamin Kidel, English Sudan (Control of the Tropics)
  • 1868 Mary Austin, Ill, feminist/nature writer (Land of Little Rain)
  • 1872 Delilah L Beasley, US author/columnist (Negro trail-blazers)
  • 1878 Adelaide Crapsey, American poet (d. 1914)
  • 1878 Sergio Osmeña, 4th President of the Philippines (d. 1961)
  • 1887 Alf (Alfred) Landon, (R-Ks) American politician and Presidential candidate (1932, 1936). Dies 1987

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1890 Colonel Harland Sanders, American founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, born in Henryville, Indiana (d. 1980)

Businessman and Restaurateur Colonel Sanders
Businessman and Restaurateur
Colonel Sanders
  • 1900 James Hilton, English novelist (Goodbye Mr Chips)
  • 1903 Phyllis Whitney, American writer (d. 2008)
  • 1905 Hussain Sha - Indian Saint, Philosopher, Pithapuram
  • 1907 Leon Edel, American biographer (Henry James: A Biography 1953–1972 - Pulitzer 1963), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)
  • 1908 Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (La belle estate)
  • 1911 John Gorton, Australian politician (d. 2002)
  • 1911 Paul Goodman, American poet and writer (d. 1972)
  • 1918 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Novara, Italy, politician (Italian President, 1992-1999), (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Gottfried Dienst, Swiss football referee (d. 1998)
  • 1920 Robert Wood Johnson III, American philanthropist (d. 1970)
  • 1920 Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician (d. 1993)
  • 1922 Anthony Derrick Parsons, diplomat
  • 1922 MacKenzie John, pipe major
  • 1922 Manolis Glezos, Greek politician and writer
  • 1923 Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, American virologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1926 Annie nee Becker Kriegel, historian
  • 1926 Yusuf al-Qaradawi, prominent Egypt Muslim cleric
  • 1929 Stan Parris, (Rep-R-VA, 1973-74, 81- )
  • 1930 Frank Lucas, Drug Lord
  • 1932 Ali Doelman-Pel, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1934 Sonia Sanchez, US playwright/poet (The Bronx is Next)
  • 1935 Gopal Baratham, Singaporean author
  • 1937 Mikhail N Tai, Latvia, World chess champion (1960-61)
  • 1939 Howard P McKeon, (Rep-R-California)
  • 1941 Les Braid, England, bass (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • 1941 Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist, creator of the C programming language and co-creator of the Unix operating system, born in Bronxville, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1942 John Linder, (Rep-R-Georgia)
  • 1944 Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina
  • 1945 Omukama Patrick David Matthew Olimi Kaboyo II, king of Toro
  • 1949 Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesian politician
  • 1951 Alexander Downer, Australian politician
  • 1952 Angela Cartwright, England (Make Room for Daddy, Lost in Space)
  • 1952 Lee M Morin, cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • 1955 John Kricfalusi, Canadian animator
  • 1956 Anatoli Pavlovich Artsebarsky, Russia, colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12)
  • 1957 Gabriele Tredozi, Italian engineer
  • 1960 Hugh Grant, London England (4 Weddings & a Funeral, 9 Months)
  • 1960 Mario Batali, American chef and restaurateur
  • 1962 Aleta Rzepecki Sill, bowler (1983 WIBC single), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1972 James Farmer, American educator and artist
  • 1972 Natasha Kaplinsky, British newsreader
  • 1973 Troy Rudolph, production asst (Suburbanators, Viper)
  • 1974 Vikram Batra, Officer of the Indian Army
  • 1984 Farrah Gray, American entrepreneur and author (Reallionaire), born in Chicago
  • 2000 Victoria Federica de Marichalar y de Borbón, granddaughter of king Juan Carlos I of Spain