Famous Birthdays on July 9

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 208

  • 1511 Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Lauenburg Castle, Germany (d. 1571)
  • 1513 John van Hembyze, Flemish Calvinist, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1584)
  • 1577 Thomas West, 3rd & 12th Baron De La Warr, English Jamestown colonist and Governor of Virginia, born in Wherwell, Hampshire, England (d. 1618)
  • 1578 Ferdinand II, King of Bohemia & Hungary and German Emperor (1619-37), born in Graz, Austria (d. 1637)
  • 1589 John of Saint Thomas [Juan Poinset], Portuguese theologist, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1644)
  • 1654 Emperor Reigen, 112th Emperor of Japan, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1732)
  • 1689 Alexis Piron, French dramatist (La Métromanie), born Dijon, France (d. 1773)
  • 1721 Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (Die Mädcheninsel), born in Worms, Germany (d. 1781)
  • 1753 William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, Governor of Newfoundland, born in England (d. 1825)
  • 1764 Ann Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist (The Romance of the Forest), born in London (d. 1823)
  • 1766 Johanna Schopenhauer, German writer and mother of Arthur Schopenhauer, born in Gdańsk, Royal Prussia, Crown of the Kingdom of Poland (d. 1838)
  • 1766 Jacob Perkins, American inventor, born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 1849)
  • 1775 Matthew Lewis, English novelist (The Monk), born in London (d. 1818)
  • 1777 Henry Hallam, British lawyer and historian (d. 1859)
  • 1786 Sophie Hélène Béatrix, Princess of France, daughter of Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1787)
  • 1791 Nicolás Ledesma, composer, born in Grisel, Spain (d. 1883)
  • 1800 Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German pathologist, born in Fürth, Bavaria (d. 1885)
  • 1802 Thomas Davenport, American iventor (invented 1st commercial electric motor), born in Williamstown, Vermont (d. 1837)
  • 1805 Henry John Gauntlett, English organist and composer, born in Wellington, Shropshire (d. 1876)
  • 1808 Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and soldier, born in Mason County, Kentucky (d. 1887)

Person of interestElias Howe

1819 Elias Howe, American inventor (invented sewing machine), born in Spencer, Massachusetts (d. 1867)

Inventor Elias Howe
Inventor
Elias Howe
  • 1825 Jules Oppert, French-German Assyriologist (decodes characters), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1905)
  • 1828 Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman and last surviving cardinal of Pius IX, born in Bene Vagienna, Italy (d. 1913)
  • 1831 Johan Philip van der Kellen, Dutch stamp cutter, lithographer and writer, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1906)
  • 1836 Camille de Renesse, Belgian nobleman and entrepreneur, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1904)
  • 1839 Carl Baermann, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1913)
  • 1841 Carl Lumbye, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1911)
  • 1848 Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma, born in Florence, Tuscany (d. 1907)
  • 1855 Johann Zilcher, German composer (d. 1943)
  • 1856 Daniel Guggenheim, American mining magnate and philanthropist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1930)
  • 1857 Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden (1907-18), born in Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden (d. 1928)
  • 1858 Franz Boas, German-American anthropologist and linguist (Mind of Primitive Man), born in Minden, Westphalia, Prussia (d. 1942)
  • 1879 Friedrich Adler, Austrian socialist politician, revolutionary and murderer of premier Storgkh, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1960)
  • 1879 Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer (Pines of Rome), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1936)
  • 1879 Carlos Chagas, Brazilian sanitary physician, born in Oliveira, Minas Gerais, Empire of Brazil (d. 1934)
  • 1881 Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • 1887 Samuel Eliot Morison, American historian (Admiral of the Ocean Sea), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1976)
  • 1889 Léo Dandurand, American-Canadian hockey executive, born in Bourbonnais, Illinois (d. 1964)
  • 1893 George Geary, English cricketer (sturdy pace bowler for England 1924-34), born in Barwell, Leicestershire, England (d. 1981)
  • 1894 Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist (Nobel 1978), born in Kronshtadt, Russian Empire (d. 1984)
  • 1895 Cullen Landis, American actor (Soul of the Beast), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1975)
  • 1898 Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer (Mary, Revolt in Congo), born in Londerzeel, Belgium (d. 1989)
  • 1898 Marcel Delannoy, French composer, born in La Ferté-Alais, Essonne, France (d. 1962)
  • 1900 Robert Oboussier, Swiss composer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1957)
  • 1901 Barbara Cartland, English romance author (Camfield #69), born in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England (d. 2000)
  • 1901 Jester Hairston, American actor (That's My Mama, Amen), born in Belews Creek, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • 1902 Gerhard Pohl, German writer (Crazy Ferdinand), born in Trachenberg, Silesia (d. 1966)

Person of interestClarence Campbell

1905 Clarence Campbell, Canadian 3rd president of the NHL (1946-77), born in Fleming, Saskatchewan (d. 1984)

3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell
  • 1905 Myles Horton, American educator and Civil Rights Movement teacher, born in Savannah, Tennessee (d. 1990)
  • 1906 Beene Dubbelboer, Dutch writer (Secret Resistance), born in Tweede Exloërmond, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1906 Walter Sande, American actor (To Have and Have Not), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1971)

  • 1908 Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher, born in Hyderabad, India (d. 1973)
  • 1910 Harold Fox, American fashion designer and musician (d. 1996)
  • 1911 Simon Fraser [Shimi], Lord Lovat, Scottish head of clan Fraser and cattle breeder, born in Inverness (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (Gormenghast books), born in Lushan District, Jiangxi, China (d. 1968)
  • 1911 John Archibald Wheeler, American physicist (first American involved in the theoretical development of the atomic bomb), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2008)
  • 1914 Bill Tallon, Australian cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie), born in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia (d. 1972)
  • 1914 Willi Stoph, German politician (Prime Minister of German Democratic Republic 1964-73), born in Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1915 David Leo Diamond, American composer (Paderewski Prize-1943), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2005)

Person of interestEdward Heath

1916 Edward Heath, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1970-74), born in Broadstairs, England (d. 2005)

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • 1916 Joe Liggins, American pianist and vocalist (The Honeydripper), born in Seminole, Oklahoma (d. 1987)
  • 1916 Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer, born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 1984)
  • 1917 Ted Steele, American orchestra leader (Cavalcade of Stars), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1985)
  • 1918 Herbert Brün, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1918 Rowley Israel Arenstein, South African attorney and communist
  • 1919 Peggy Braithwaite, lighthouse-keeper, born on Piel Island (d. 1996)
  • 1921 Jacob J. Hage, Dutch farmer and WW II resistance fighter
  • 1922 Hassan II [Mawlāy al-Ḥasan Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf], King of Morocco (1961-99), born in Rabat, Morocco (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Leonard Pennario, American pianist (LA Philharmonic), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1924 Pierre Cochereau, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1984)
  • 1925 Alan Dale, American singer (Alan Dale Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1925 Peter Ludwig, German businessman and art collector, born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1925 Tom Luken, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1925 Guru Dutt [Vasanth Padukone], Indian Bollywood actor, regarded as one of the greatest film directors of all time (Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool), born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1964)
  • 1926 Ben Roy Mottelson, American-Danish physicist (Nobel 1975), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1926 Murphy Anderson, American comic artist (DC Comics), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Mathilde Krim, American medical researcher and founding chairman of amfAR (Foundation for AIDS Research), born in Como, Italy (d. 2018)
  • 1927 Ed Ames [Edmund Dantes Urick], American popular singer and actor (Ames Brothers, My Cup Runneth Over), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • 1927 Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly, Canadian retired player, coach, and NHL hall of fame member (1969), born in Simcoe, Ontario
  • 1928 Vince Edwards, American actor, director, and singer (Ben Casey, The Devil's Brigade, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1928 Federico Bahamontes, Spanish road racing cyclist, born in Santo Domingo-Caudilla, Spain
  • 1929 Lee Hazlewood, American country singer and songwriter (Summer Wine, Jackson), born in Mannford, Oklahoma
  • 1929 Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolinist (Grand Ole Opry), born in Coeburn, Virginia
  • 1930 Buddy Bregman, American orchestra leader (Eddie Fisher Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1930 Roy McLean, South African cricketer (prolific South African batsman played 40 Tests), born in Pietermaritzberg, Natal, South Africa
  • 1932 Donald Rumsfeld, American politician (involved in Watergate), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1933 Nodar Gabunia, Georgian composer, born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 2000)
  • 1933 Oliver Sacks, English Neurologist and author (Awakenings), born in London (d. 2015)

Person of interestMichael Graves

1934 Michael Graves, American postmodernist architect, born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Architect Michael Graves
Architect
Michael Graves
  • 1935 Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer (exponent of nueva canción), born in San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina (d. 2009)
  • 1935 Ronnie Burns, American actor and adopted son of George Burns, born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1935 Wim [Willem Frederik] Duisenberg, Dutch Minister of Finance (PvdA), born in Heerenveen, Netherlands (d. 2005)
  • 1936 David Joel Zinman, American composer and conductor (Baltimore Symphony, 1985-98), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936 James Hampton, American actor (Bugler Dobbs-F Troop, Teen Wolf), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1936 June Jordan, Carribean-American playwright and poet (His Own Where), born in Harlem, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1937 Clemon Daniels, American football halfback and AFL player of year 1963 (Oak, Dallas, San Francisco), born in McKinney, Texas
  • 1937 David Hockney, English artist (Pop Art), born in Bradford, England
  • 1937 Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, born in Nyack, New York
  • 1938 Brian Dennehy, American actor (Check is in the Mail, F/X, Cocoon, Ants), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1938 Paul Seiko Chihara, American-Japanese composer, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1938 Sanjeev Kumar [Harihar Jariwala], Indian Bollywood actor (Angoor, Dastak, Koshish), born in Surat, Bombay Presidency (d. 1985)
  • 1940 John Salvito, rocker (Duprees)
  • 1941 Don McPherson, American R&B singer (The Main Ingredient), born in Indianapolis (d. 1971)
  • 1941 James Scott, director (Strike it Rich)
  • 1941 Scotty Baesler, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1941 Takehide Nakatani, Japanese lightweight judoka (Olympic gold 1964), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1942 Richard Roundtree, American actor (Getting Even, Shaft), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1942 Edy Williams, American actress (Dr Minx), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1942 Hermann Burger, Swiss poet and writer, born in Menziken, Switzerland (d. 1989)
  • 1942 Paul B. Henry, American professor of political science and politician from the U.S. state of Michigan, born in Chicago, Illinois (d.1993)
  • 1942 Robert J. Frankel, American thoroughbred race horse trainer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1943 John H. Casper, USAF and astronaut (STS 36, 54, 62, 77), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1944 Glen Cook, American sci-fi author (Shadowline, Star's End), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Dean Koontz, American sci-fi author (Star Quest, Beastchild), born in Everett, Pennsylvania
  • 1945 Lewis F. Payne Jr., American politician (Rep-D-Virginia), born in Amherst, Virginia
  • 1945 Root Boy Slim [Foster MacKenzie III], American entertainer, born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1946 Bon Scott [Ronald Belford Scott], Australian rock musician (lead singer and lyricist of AC/DC), born in Forfar, Scotland, UK
  • 1946 Joe Micelli, American rocker, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1946 Natasha Pyne, English actress, born in Crawley, Sussex
  • 1947 Mitch Mitchell, English drummer (Jimi Hendrix Experience), born in Ealing, Middlesex (d. 2008)
  • 1947 Jerney Kaagman, Dutch singer (Earth & Fire), born in The Hague, Netherlands

Person of interestO.J. Simpson

1947 O.J. Simpson [Orenthal James], NFL Running Back (Buf Bills), born in San Francisco, California

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1947 Haruomi Hosono, Japanese musician (Yellow Magic Orchestra), born in Minato, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1948 Hassan Wirajuda, Indonesian politician (15th Foreign Minister of Indonesia), born in Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
  • 1950 Adriano Panatta, Italian tennis star (French 1976, Italian 1976), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1950 Gwen Guthrie, American singer ("Ain't Nothin' Goin' on but the Rent"), born in Okemah, Oklahoma (d. 1999)

Person of interestViktor Yanukovych

1950 Viktor Yanukovych, Ukrainian politician (President of Ukraine from 2010 until ouster in 2014 revolution), born in Yenakiyevo, Ukraine

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych
President of Ukraine
Viktor Yanukovych
  • 1951 Chris Cooper, American actor (Thousand Pieces of Gold, Matewan), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1952 John Tesh, American pianist and TV host (ET), born in Garden City, New York
  • 1952 Rod Boll, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Fillmore, Saskatchwan
  • 1953 Dave Camp, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan), born in Midland, Michigan
  • 1953 Irina D Latysheva, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1953 Thomas Ligotti, American author (Songs of a Dead Dreamer), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953 Margie Gillis, Canadian dancer and choreographer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1954 Debbie Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Fred Norris, American comedy writer and singer (Howard Stern Show), born in Willimantic, Connecticut
  • 1955 Jimmy Smits, American actor (Victor-LA Law, Running Scared, NYPD Blue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955 Lisa Banes, American actress (Cocktail, Look Back in Anger), born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio
  • 1955 Sergei Krichevsky, Ukrainian cosmonaut, born in Primorya, Russia
  • 1955 Willie Wilson, American baseball player, born in Montgomery, Alabama

Person of interestTom Hanks

1956 Tom Hanks, American actor (Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia), born in Concord, California

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • 1957 Marc Almond, English vocalist (Soft Cell), born in Southport, Lancashire, England
  • 1957 Kelly McGillis, American actress (Top Gun, Accused, Witness), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1957 Tim Kring, American writer and producer, born in El Dorado County, California
  • 1957 Paul Merton, British writer, actor and comedian (Room 101), born in Parsons Green, London
  • 1958 Bob Crudgington, Australian softball head coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1959 Jim Kerr, Scottish rock vocalist (Simple Minds), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959 Kevin Nash, American professional wrestler, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1959 Clive Stafford Smith, British human-rights lawyer, born in Cambridge
  • 1960 Christopher J "Gus" Loria, Major USMC/astronaut, born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1960 Marc Mero, American professional wrestler, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1963 Pamela Annette Sanders, playmate (November, 1985), born in Miami, Florida

Person of interestCourtney Love

1964 Courtney Love, American muscian (Hole) and actress (People vs Larry Flynt), born in San Francisco, California

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love
  • 1964 Ronnie Grandison, American NBA forward (NY Knicks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Scott Verplank, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1965 Bob Hess Jr, horse trainer
  • 1965 Frank Bello, American heavy metal musician (Anthrax)
  • 1965 David O'Hara, Irish-Scottish actor
  • 1965 Jason Rhoades, American installation artist (d. 2006)
  • 1966 Pamela Adlon, American voice actress
  • 1967 Gunnar Axén, Swedish politician
  • 1968 Shawn Harper, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1968 Paolo Di Canio, Italian football player
  • 1968 Lars Gyllenhaal, Swedish author
  • 1969 Jerry Drake, NFL defensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1969 Robert Gordon, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1969 Venkatapathy Raju, cricketer (Indian slow left-armer)
  • 1970 Steve Dubinsky, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1970 Trent Green, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins)
  • 1970 Masami Tsuda, Japanese manga author
  • 1971 Anthony Fieldings, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Bobby Leslie, TV rocker (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)
  • 1971 Chadrick Brown, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 Danalee Bragado, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-9th-1995), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1971 Ger Senden, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1971 Scott Grimes, American actor (Together We Stand), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Marc Andreessen, American software developer
  • 1971 Dani Behr, Model & TV Presenter
  • 1972 Derek Mills, 400m runner, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1972 Pete Kendall, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973 Katasha Artis, WNBA forward (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1973 Kelly Holcomb, NFL/WLAF quarterback (Buccaneers, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1973 Enrique Murciano, American actor
  • 1974 Nikola Sarcevic, Swedish bassist and singer (Millencolin)
  • 1974 Sian Berry, British politician
  • 1975 Jack White, American musician (The White Stripes}
  • 1975 Shelton Benjamin, American professional wrestler
  • 1976 Fred Aaron Savage, Ill, actor (Kevin-Wonder Years, Vice Versa)
  • 1977 Isaac Brock, American musician
  • 1978 Linda Park, Korean-born actress
  • 1978 Mark Medlock, German singer
  • 1979 Ella Koon, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1979 Suzanne Stokes American model, (Playmate of the Month February 2000)
  • 1981 Kimveer Gill, Canadian spree shooter (Dawson College shooting) (d. 2006)
  • 1982 Ashly DelGrosso, American ballroom dancer
  • 1982 Alecko Eskandarian, Armenian-American footballer
  • 1982 Maggie Ma, Canadian actress
  • 1982 Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese race-car driver
  • 1983 Lucia Micarelli, American musician
  • 1984 Jacob Hoggard, Canadian singer (Hedley), born in Surrey, British Columbia