On This Day

Famous Birthdays on August 9

  • 1201 Arnold Fitz Thedmar, English chronicler of the mayors and sheriffs of London in 1188–1274, born in London (d. 1274, death reported 1275)
  • 1593 Izaak Walton, English biographer and author (The Compleat Angler), born in Stafford, England (d. 1683)
  • 1611 Henry II, Count of Nassau-Siegen (1611-23), born in Siegen (d. 1652)

Johann Michael Bach

1648 Johann Michael Bach, German composer (In Dulci Jubilo), born in Arnstadt, Germany (d. 1694)

  • 1653 John Oldham, English satirical poet, born in Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire (d. 1683)
  • 1669 Yevdokiya Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia, first wife of Peter I of Russia, born in Moscow (d. 1731)
  • 1674 František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect and builder, born in Prague (d. 1766)
  • 1677 Jacob Campo Weyerman, Dutch painter and writer active during the Dutch Enlightenment, born in Charleroi, Belgium (d. 1747)
  • 1690 Lorenzo Zavateri, Italian violinist and composer, born in Bologna (d. 1764)
  • 1696 Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein and general, born in Prague (d. 1772)
  • 1718 Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher, German composer, born in Murnau, Bavaria (d. 1782)
  • 1722 Augustus William, Prince of Prussia, born in Stadtschloss, Berlin, Prussia (d. 1758)
  • 1726 Francesco Cetti, Italian Jesuit priest and scientist, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1778)
  • 1757 Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (designed and constructed Menai Bridge, Wales in 1819-26), born in Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland (d. 1834)
  • 1758 Bruno Dalberg [Petrus the Wacker van Zon], Dutch writer and lawyer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1818)

Amedeo Avogadro

1776 Amedeo Avogadro, Italian scientist who contributed to molecular theory, including what is known as Avogadro's law (6.022 x 10 ^ 23), born in Torino, Italy (d. 1856)

  • 1781 Michael Umlauf, Austrian violinist, composer and conductor (premiere of Beethoven's 9th), born in Vienna (d. 1842)

Vicente Guerrero

1782 Vicente Guerrero, Mexican revolutionary hero, general and 2nd President of Mexico (1829), born in Cuilapan, Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1831)

  • 1783 Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia, daughter of Emperor Paul I of Russia, born in Tsarskoye Selo, Russian Empire (d. 1801)
  • 1789 Nicolas-Charles Bochsa, French harpist and composer, born in Montmédy, France (d. 1856)
  • 1797 Charles Robert Malden, British naval officer (discoverer of Malden Island, central Pacific), born in Putney, Surrey (d. 1855)
  • 1805 Joseph Locke, English railway and civil engineer, born in Attercliffe, Sheffield, Yorkshire (d. 1860)
  • 1808 William Thomas Ward, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Amelia County, Virginia (d. 1878)
  • 1819 William T. G. Morton, American dentist who first used ether as a surgical anaesthetic (HOF 1920), born in Charlton, Massachusetts (d. 1868)
  • 1819 Jonathan Homer Lane, American astrophysicist who mathematically analyzed the Sun as a gaseous body, born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1880)
  • 1823 Daniel M. Frost, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Duanesburg, New York (d. 1900)
  • 1824 Simon Goodell Griffin, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1887)
  • 1825 Elisha P. Ferry, American politician (Governor of Washington, 1872-80, 1889-93), born in Monroe County, Michigan Territory (d. 1895)
  • 1834 Elias Álvares Lobo, Brazilian composer, born in Itu, Brazil (d. 1901)
  • 1845 Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter and illustrator, born in Laken, Belgium (d. 1921)
  • 1845 André Bessette, Canadian Roman Catholic religious figure, born in Mont-Saint-Grégoire, Quebec, Canada (d. 1937)
  • 1847 Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo, Queen consort of Spain (1870-73), born in Paris (d. 1876)
  • 1861 Wilhelm Berger, German composer, pianist and conductor, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1911)
  • 1869 Randle Ayrton, British actor (The Manxman, Nell Gwyn), born in Chester, Cheshire, England (d. 1940)
  • 1872 Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Austrian field marshal, born in Alcsút, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1962)
  • 1874 Reynaldo Hahn, Venezuelan-French singer, composer, conductor, and music critic, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1947)
  • 1875 Albert William Ketèlbey, British pianist and composer (In A Monastery Garden), born in Aston, Birmingham (d. 1959)
  • 1883 George Hoyt, American NBA hall of fame referee (elected 1961), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1962)
  • 1884 Maria "Mary" Beekman, Flemish actress (Genius against Violence), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1957)
  • 1887 Abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Swammerdam)
  • 1888 Hans Oster, German major general, spy and "July 20th" plotter, born in Dresden, German Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1890 César Cortinas, Uruguayan composer, born in San José de Mayo, Uruguay (d. 1918)
  • 1890 Eino Kaila, Finnish psychologist and philosopher, born in Alajärvi, Finland (d. 1958)
  • 1890 Sándor Jemnitz, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1963)
  • 1891 (Marcus) "Max" Tak, Dutch violinist and radio commentator, born in Amsterdam (d. 1967)
  • 1892 Charles Delaney, American actor (Air Police, Lonesome Trail), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • 1895 Ted Badcock, New Zealand cricketer (swing bowler in NZ's 1st Test matches), born in Abbottabad, India (d. 1982)
  • 1895 Nathaniel "Nat" Pendleton, American wrestler (Olympics 1920, Silver) and actor (The Thin Man, Reckless), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1967)
  • 1896 Jean Piaget, Swiss pioneer developmental psychologist and zoologist, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (d. 1980)
  • 1896 Leonide Massine, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1914-20), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • 1896 Erich Hückel, German physicist and physical chemist, born in Berlin, German Empire (d. 1980)
  • 1897 Ralph Wyckoff, American scientist and pioneer of X-ray crystallography, born in Geneva, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1898 David de Jong, Dutch writer (Mutiny on the Canal)
  • 1899 Armand Salacrou, French playwright, born in Rouen, France (d. 1989)
  • 1899 P.L. [Pamela Lyndon] Travers, Australian British writer (Mary Poppins), born in Maryborough, Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1901 Charles Farrell, American actor (7th Heaven, My Little Margie), born in Onset Bay, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • 1902 Zino Francescatti, French violinist (New York Philharmonic, 1939), born in Marseille, France (d. 1991)
  • 1903 Tom Tyler [Vincent Markowsky], American actor (Stagecoach, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon), born in Port Henry, New York (d. 1954)
  • 1905 Elizabeth Lane, 1st female British supreme court justice, born in Bowden, Cheshire (d. 1988)
  • 1905 Leo Genn, British lawyer and actor (Mourning Becomes Electra, Moby-Dick, Affair in Monte Carlo), born in London, England (d. 1978)
  • 1907 Berta Waterstradt, German writer and actress, born in Kattowitz, Upper Silesia, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1909 John Baur, American museum director and author (American Paintings in 19th Century), born in Woodbridge, Connecticut (d. 1987)
  • 1909 Adam von Trott zu Solz, German lawyer and diplomat, born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1944)
  • 1910 Robert van Gulik, Dutch diplomat and writer (Judge Dee), born in Zutphen, Netherlands (d. 1967)
  • 1911 Khershed Meherhomji, Indian cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper 1936), born in Bombay, India (d. 1982)
  • 1911 Robert McCormick, American NBC newscaster (Current Opinion), born in Danville, Kentucky (d. 1985)
  • 1911 William Fowler, American astrophysicist (Nobel 1983), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer, born in Hillsboro, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • 1913 Harry Mills, American baritone singer (Mills Brothers - "Paper Doll"; "Up A Lazy River"), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1982)
  • 1913 Herman Talmadge, American politician (70th Governor of Georgia), born in McRae, Georgia (d. 2002)
  • 1914 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian-Austrian conductor, born in Budapest (d. 1963)
  • 1914 Gordon Cullen, English architect (Townscape), born in Calverley (d. 1994)

Tove Jansson

1914 Tove Jansson, Finnish author and illustrator (Moomins), born in Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire (d. 2001)

  • 1914 Joe Mercer, English soccer midfielder (5 caps; Everton, Arsenal) and manager (Manchester City, Aston Villa, England 1974), born in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire (d. 1990)
  • 1915 Haim Alexander, Israeli composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1918 Robert Aldrich, American director and producer (Dirty Dozen), born in Cranston, Rhode Island (d. 1983)
  • 1919 Joop [Johannes] den Uyl, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (PVDA, 1973-77), born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • 1919 Ralph Houk, American baseball catcher, coach, manager and executive (World Series champion 1947, 52-53, coach, 58; mgr 1961-62; NY Yankees), born in Lawrence, Kansas (d. 2010)
  • 1920 Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and writer, born in Lizzano in Belvedere, Italy (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Allen Hoskins, American child actor (Our Gang), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1980)
  • 1921 J. James Exon, American Democratic politician (33rd Governor of Nebraska), born in Geddes, South Dakota (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Ernest Angley, American Christian televangelist, born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • 1922 Philip Larkin, English poet and writer (North Ship, Jill), born in Radford, Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 1985)
  • 1923 Gerrit Kouwenaar, Dutch journalist and poet, born in Amsterdam (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Robert Heppener, Dutch composer (Hymns & Conversations for 28 Harps; Memento), born in Amsterdam (d. 2009)
  • 1925 David A. Huffman, American computer scientist, creator of Huffman coding, born in Ohio (d. 1999)
  • 1925 Len Sutton, American auto racer and broadcaster (Indianapolis 500, 1962 runner-up), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Denis Atkinson, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder, 219 v Australia 1955), born in Rockley, Christ Church, Barbados (d. 2001)
  • 1926 Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch jazz historian (Mister Jazz), born in Amsterdam (d. 1994)
  • 1927 Marvin Minsky, American artificial intelligence computer scientist (MIT), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Robert Shaw, British actor, novelist, and playwright (Deep, Jaws, Sting, Black Sunday), born in Westhoughton, Lancashire (d. 1978)
  • 1927 Daniel Keyes, American author (Flowers for Algernon), born in Boca Raton, Florida (d. 2014)

Bob Cousy

1928 Bob Cousy, Basketball Hall of Fame guard (NBA C'ship 1957, 59-63; NBA MVP 1957; 13 × NBA All-Star 1951–63; Boston Celtics), born in Manhattan, NYC

  • 1931 Mark Weinberg, South African-British financier and multi-millionaire, born in South Africa
  • 1931 Chuck Essegian, American MLB baseball player, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1931 Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb, American NFL football defensive lineman, 1953-62 (Baltimore Colts, and two other teams), and professional wrestler, Born in Uniontown, Alabama (d. 1963)
  • 1932 John Gomery, Canadian jurist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1933 Albert Quixall, English soccer inside-forward (5 caps; Sheffield Wednesday, Manchester United), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2020)
  • 1933 Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese television personality and children's author, born in Nogisaka, Tokyo
  • 1934 Yves Coppens, French anthropologist, born in Vannes, France
  • 1934 Cynthia Harris, American stage and screen actress (Edward & Mrs. Simpson; Mad About You - "Sylvia"), born in New York City (d. 2021)
  • 1935 George S. Leotsakos, Greek composer and musicologist, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1936 Julián Javier, American baseball player, born in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1938 Dick Anthony Williams, American actor (Our Family Honor), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)

Rod Laver

1938 Rod Laver AC MBE, Australian tennis player (1962, 1969 Grand Slam; 11 x Grand Slam singles titles; 8 x Pro major titles), born in Rockhampton, Queensland

  • 1938 Leonid Kuchma, 2nd President of Ukraine (1994-2005) and 2nd Prime Minister of Ukraine (1992-93), born in Chaikyne, Ukraine
  • 1938 Otto Rehhagel, German football manager, born in Essen, Germany
  • 1939 Billy Henderson, American singer (The Spinners - "The Rubberband Man"), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2007)
  • 1939 Claude Osteen, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Caney Spring, Tennessee
  • 1939 Max Neuhaus, American classical musician and experimental percussionist (sound sculptures), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1939 Tony Budge, English contractor/tank maker/multi-millionaire
  • 1939 Brito [Hércules de Brito Ruas], Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1940 Beverlee McKinsey, American actress (Iris-Another World, Guiding Light), born in McAlester, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • 1941 Paul Lindblad, American baseball pitcher (World Series champion 1973-74, 78; Kansas City Athletics, Oakland Athletics), born in Chanute, Kansas (d. 2006)
  • 1942 David Steinberg, Canadian comedian and director (End), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1942 Miguel Littín, Chilean film director (Promised Land, Alsino & Condor), born in Palmilla, Chile
  • 1942 Tommie Agee, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • 1943 Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer who had 3 famous fights with Muhammad Ali, born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1943 Lorenzo Sanz, Spanish businessman and football executive (president Real Madrid 1995-2000; owner Málaga CF), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2020)
  • 1944 Sam Elliott, American actor (A Star Is Born, Conagher), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1944 Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-75), born in Mount Lawley, Australia (d. 2011)
  • 1944 Viv Prince, British drummer (Pretty Things - "Honey I Need"), born in Loughborough, England
  • 1944 George Armstrong, English soccer winger and manager (Arsenal 500 games; Kuwait 1988-89), born in Hebburn, County Durham (d. 2000)
  • 1945 Posy Simmonds, English cartoonist (Gemma Bovery), born in Berkshire, England
  • 1946 Marinus "Rinus" Gerritsen, Dutch rock bassist, and keyboardist (Golden Earring - "Radar Love"), born in The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
  • 1946 Jim Kiick, American football running back (Super Bowl 1972, 73; AFL All-Star 1968, 69; Miami Dolphins), born in Lincoln Park, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • 1947 Barbara Mason, American R&B singer ("Yes, I'm Ready"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 Bill Campbell, American baseball player, born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • 1949 Brie Howard-Darling, American musician, artist and cake designer (Boxing Gandhis, Fanny), born in Stockton, California
  • 1949 Jonathan Kellerman, American writer (Alex Delaware novels), born in New York City
  • 1950 Roelof S "Roel" Bakker, Dutch actor and director (Love Potion)

Chris Haney

1950 Chris Haney, Canadian journalist who created the board game "Trivial Pursuit", born in Welland, Ontario (d. 2010)

  • 1952 Vicki Morgan, American mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1983)
  • 1952 Prateep Ungsongtham Hata, Thai politician and activist, born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1952 John Cappelletti, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1973, Penn State; NFL: LA Rams, SD Chargers), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1954 Pete Thomas, British drummer (Elvis Costello), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
  • 1955 Doug Williams, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins), born in Zachary, Louisiana
  • 1955 John E. Sweeney, American politician (Rep-R-NY 1999-2007), born in Troy, New York
  • 1957 Melanie Griffith, American actress (Body Double, Working Girl), born in New York City
  • 1958 Amanda Bearse, American actress (Marcy Rhodes-Married With Children), born in Winter Park, Florida
  • 1958 Greg Chaisson, Canadian heavy metal bassist (Badlands - "Dreams in the Dark"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1959 Diane Williams, American country singer (Girls Next Door - "Slow Boat to China"), born at Hahn Air Force Base, near Kirchberg Germany
  • 1959 Kurtis Blow [Walker], American rapper (Krushgroove - "The Breaks"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959 Michael Kors, American fashion designer and Project Runway judge, born in Long Island, New York
  • 1960 Viorel Turcu, Romanian soccer midfielder (7 caps; FC Argeș Pitești, Steaua București, FC Olt Scornicești), born in Popești, Romania (d. 2020)
  • 1961 Brad Gilbert, American tennis player and coach, born in Oakland, California

John Key

1961 John Key, New Zealand politician, Prime Minister (2008-2016), born in Auckland, New Zealand

  • 1961 Amy Stiller, American actress (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), born in New York City
  • 1962 Jim Johnson, American NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in New Hope, Minnesota
  • 1962 John "Hot Rod" Williams, American NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), born in Sorrento, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1962 Michael "Mick" Conroy, British bassist (Modern English - "I Melt With You")
  • 1962 Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German politician, Leader of Christian Democratic Union (2018-), born in Völklingen, West Germany
  • 1962 Yinka Shonibare, British Nigerian artist (Nelson's Ship in a Bottle), born in London, England
  • 1963 Lonnie Quinn, American actor (Will Cooley in All My Children), born in Cheshire, Connecticut

Whitney Houston

1963 Whitney Houston, American singer ("I Will Always Love You"; "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"), actress (The Bodyguard), and film producer (The Princess Diaries) born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Brett Hull

1964 Brett Hull, Canadian-American NHL right wing (8-time All Star, 2-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Belleville, Ontario

  • 1964 Yuri Khmylev, Russian NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1964 Hoda Kotb, American television news anchor (Dateline NBC), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • 1965 Ezra Polley, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Georgetown, Kentucky
  • 1965 John Smith, US amateur wrestler and coach (4-time World Champion, 2-time Olympic Games champion), born in Del City, Oklahoma
  • 1965 Kyle Keiderling, American rock bassist (Bang Tango), born in Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1966 Pat Petersen, American actor (Michael-Knots Landing), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 Vinny Del Negro, American NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs) and coach (Chicago Bulls), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1967 Debbie Spence, American tennis player, born in San Jose, California

Deion Sanders

1967 Deion Sanders, American College/Pro Football Hall of Fame corner-back (Super Bowl 1995, 96; 8 x Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys) and MLB outfielder (NY Yankees; Atlanta Braves), born in Fort Myers, Florida

  • 1967 Elexa Orrange, American long jumper/triple jumper, born in Orange, Texas
  • 1968 Gillian Anderson, American actress (The X-Files, Bleak House), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 Jay Stacy, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympic 4th/silver-88, 92, 96)
  • 1968 Eric Bana, Australian actor (Hulk), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1968 Sam Fogarino, American drummer (Interpol), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 McG [Joseph McGinty Nichol], American film producer and director (Charlies' Angels), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • 1968 Peter Docter, American animator, and film director (Monsters, Inc; Up; Soul), born in Bloomington, Minnesota
  • 1969 Divine Brown [Estelle Marie Thompson], American prostitute (Hugh Grant), born in Oakland, California
  • 1969 Troy Percival, American baseball pitcher (California Angels), born in Fontana, California
  • 1970 Chris Gedney, American NFL tight end, 1993-2000 (Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2018)
  • 1970 Rod Brind'Amour, Canadian NHL center, 1989-2010 (St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes, Team Canada 98), and coach (Carolina Hurricanes, since 2018), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1970 Chris Cuomo, American TV journalist (CNN, since 2013; ABC, 2006-13), born in Queens, New York City
  • 1970 Thomas Lennon, American actor, producer (Reno 911!), and screenwriter (Night at the Museum), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970 Arion Salazar, American rock bassist (Third Eye Blind - "Semi-Charmed Life"), born in Oakland, California
  • 1971 Scott Karl, American pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Fontana, California
  • 1971 Davide Rebellin, Italian road cyclist, born in San Bonifacio, Italy
  • 1971 James Kim, American technology reporter, who died in the Oregon mountains at 35
  • 1972 Elizabeth Vassey, American actress (Emily Martin-All My Children), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1972 Robert Peal, American dance skater (with Margot Contois), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972 Silvia Ramon-Cortes, Spanish tennis star (1994 Futures-Vigo), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1972 Juanes [Juan Esteban Aristizábal], Colombian singer and songwriter, winner of 24 Latin Grammy Awards, born in Carolina del Príncipe, Antioquia, Colombia
  • 1972 A-Mei [Kulilay Amit], Taiwanese Puyuma singer known as the "Queen of Mando-Pop", born in Beinan, Taitung, Taiwan
  • 1973 Jimmy King, American NBA guard (Toronto Raptors, University of Michigan Wolverines Fab Five), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • 1973 Filippo Inzaghi, Italian footballer and manager, born in Piacenza, Italy
  • 1973 Kevin McKidd, Scottish actor Trainspotting; Grey's Anatomy -"Owen Hunt", born in Elgin, Moray, Scotland
  • 1974 Derek Fisher, American NBA guard (LA Lakers) and manager (LS Sparks), born in Little Rock Arkansas
  • 1974 Nicola Stapleton, English actress (Eastenders), born in London, England
  • 1975 Mike Lamb, American baseball player, born in West Covina, California
  • 1975 Mahesh Babu, Indian actor,' Prince of Tollywood', born in Madras, India
  • 1976 Jessica Capshaw, American actress (Grey's Anatomy), born in Columbia, Missouri
  • 1976 Rhona Mitra, English actress, born in London, England
  • 1976 Aled Haydn Jones, Welsh radio producer (head of BBC Radio One), born in Aberystwyth, Wales
  • 1976 Audrey Tautou, French actress (Venus Beauty Institute, Amélie), born in Beaumont, Puy-de-Dôme, France
  • 1976 Leigh Kakaty, Canadian singer (Pop Evil), born in Kingston, Canada
  • 1977 Mikael Silvestre, French footballer (Manchester United), born in Chambray-lès-Tours, France