Famous Birthdays on March 9

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  • 1213 Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, French crusader, born in Villaines-en-Duesmois, France (d. 1271)
  • 1285 Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan (d. 1318)

Person of interestAmerigo Vespucci

1454 Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer (America), born in Florence (d. 1512)

  • 1564 David Fabricius, German astronomer (discovered variable star), born in Esens, Germany (d. 1617)
  • 1568 Aloysius Gonzaga, Italian aristocrat and saint, born in Duchy of Mantua, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1591)
  • 1629 Tsar Alexis I of Russia [Aleksey Mikhaylovich], Tsar of Russia (1645-76), born in Moscow (d. 1676)
  • 1697 Friederike C Neuber, German actress and author (Allerkostbarste Schatz), born in Reichenbach im Vogtland (d. 1760)
  • 1720 Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, English politician (d. 1790)
  • 1735 August Bernhard Valentin Herbing, German organist and composer, born in Halberstadt, Germany (d. 1766)
  • 1737 Josef Mysliveček, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1781)

Person of interestComte de Mirabeau

1749 Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de Mirabeau, French revolutionary (influential member of the National Constituent Assembly), born in Le Bignon, France (d. 1791)

Revolutionary and Politician Comte de Mirabeau
Revolutionary and Politician
Comte de Mirabeau
  • 1753 Jean-Baptiste Kléber, French general, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1800)
  • 1758 Franz Joseph Gall, German-French physician (phrenology), born in Tiefenbronn, Germany (d. 1828)
  • 1763 William Cobbett, English journalist and author, born in Farnham, Surrey (d. 1835)
  • 1777 Aleksander Orłowski, Polish painter, cartoonist and graphic artist, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1832)
  • 1791 George Hayward, American surgeon, 1st to use ether (d. 1863)

  • 1806 Edwin Forrest, American actor and philanthropist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1872)
  • 1810 Jean-Georges Kastner, French composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1867)
  • 1812 Jakob Eduard Schmolzer, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1886)
  • 1814 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet and painter, born in Moryntsi, Ukraine (d. 1861)
  • 1815 David Davis, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, born in Cecil County, Maryland (d. 1886)
  • 1820 Samuel Blatchford, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, born in Auburn, New York (d. 1893)
  • 1824 Leland Stanford, American business tycoon, 8th Governor of California and founder of Stanford University, born in Watervliet, New York (d. 1893)
  • 1825 Alexander F. Mozhaiski, Russian aviation pioneer, born in Rochensalm, Russian Empire (d. 1890)
  • 1826 Jean Joseph Bott, German violinist and composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1895)
  • 1833 Frederick A. Schroeder, American tobacco industrialist and mayor of Brooklyn, born in Trier, Germany (d. 1899)
  • 1839 Felix Huston Robertson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas (d. 1928)
  • 1839 Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer and organist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1908)
  • 1848 Martin Pierre Joseph Marsick, Belgian composer, born in Jupille-sur-Meuse, Liège, Belgium (d. 1924)
  • 1850 Alexandre Luigini, French composer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1906)
  • 1856 Eddie Foy Sr. [Edwin Fitzgerald], Irish-American actor, singer and dancer (A Favorite Fool), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1928)
  • 1865 Margaret Murray Washington, Wife of Booker T. Washington and Lady Principal of Tuskegee, born in Macon, Mississippi (d. 1925)
  • 1874 Richard Ohlsson, Swedish composer (d. 1940)
  • 1875 Martin Shaw, English composer, born in London (d. 1958)
  • 1875 Evelyn Sears, American tennis player (US National 1907), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 1966)
  • 1877 Emil Abderhalden, Swiss physiologist and biochemist, born in Oberuzwil, Switzerland (d. 1950)
  • 1881 Ernest Bevin, British Minister of Labour (1940-45) and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1945-51), born in Winsford, Sommerset (d. 1951)
  • 1883 Umberto Saba, Italian writer, born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1887 Phil Mead, English cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI), born in Battersea, Surrey (d. 1958)
  • 1887 Fritz Lenz, German geneticist, born in Redło, Goleniów County, Poland (d. 1976)

Person of interestVyacheslav Molotov

1890 Vyacheslav Molotov [Skryabin], Russian politician (Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1939-49, 1953-6), born in Kukarka, Russian Empire (d. 1986)

Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Foreign Minister
Vyacheslav Molotov

Person of interestJosé P. Laurel

1891 Jose Paciano Laurel y Garcia, 3rd President of the Philippines (1942-44), born in Tanauan, Batangas (d. 1959)

3rd President of the Philippines José P. Laurel
3rd President of the Philippines
José P. Laurel
  • 1892 David Garnett, English novelist and editor (Lady into Fox), born in Brighton, East Sussex (d. 1981)
  • 1892 Frank Puglia, Italian actor (Black Orchid, Jungle Book), born in Sicily, Italy (d. 1975)
  • 1892 Josef Weinheber, Austrian poet and writer (Adel und Untergang), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1945)
  • 1892 Vita Sackville-West, English novelist, poet (The Land) and gardener (Sissinghurst), born in Knole House, Kent (d. 1962)
  • 1893 Edgar Scauflaire, Belgian painter and decorator, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1960)
  • 1893 Hans Münch, Swiss conductor and composer, born in Mulhouse, France (d. 1983)
  • 1894 Frank Arnau [Heinrich Schmitt], German crime fiction writer, born in Vienna (d. 1976)
  • 1900 Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Italian king of Croatia (1941-43), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1948)
  • 1902 Edward Durell Stone, American architect (US Embassy, New Delhi), born in Fayetteville, Arkansas (d. 1978)
  • 1902 Will Geer [William Aughe Ghere], American actor (Salt of the Earth, The Waltons), born in Frankfort, Indiana (d. 1978)
  • 1904 Paul Klipsch, American engineer, noted for his loudspeaker designs, born in Elkhart, Indiana (d. 2002)
  • 1905 Félix Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes), born in Marchiennes, France (d. 1982)
  • 1905 Grigori Kozintsev, Soviet theater and film director (Hamlet, King Lear), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1973) [OS]
  • 1905 Peter C. Quennell, English biographer and critic (Byron in Italy), born in Bickley, Kent (d. 1993)
  • 1905 Rex Warner, English poet and writer (Wild Goose Chase), born in Birmingham (d. 1986)
  • 1907 Henry Leland Clarke, American composer, born in Dover, New Hampshire
  • 1908 Luiz Cosme, Brazilian composer, born in Porte Alegre (d. 1965)
  • 1909 Derk Bodde, American sinologist and historian of China, born in Marshfield, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • 1910 Ed Hoornik, Dutch writer and poet (Survivor), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1970)

Person of interestSamuel Barber

1910 Samuel Barber, American composer (School for Scandal), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber
  • 1911 Ramon Campbell Batista, Chilean physician composer, born in Quilpué, Chile (d. 2000)
  • 1912 Alan David Melville, polymath
  • 1913 Gerarda Brautigam, Dutch journalist and politician (Partij van de Arbeid), born in Rotterdam (d. 1982)
  • 1917 Dante Fascell, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Bridgehampton, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1918 Marguerite Chapman, American actress (The Seven Year Itch, Spy Smasher, Flight to Mars), born in Chatham, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1918 Mickey Spillane [Frank Morrison Spillane], American mystery writer (I the Jury), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Carl Betz, American actor (The Donna Reed Show, Love of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1921 Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (A Girl in Black), born in Athens, Greece (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Herb Douglas, American long jumper (Olympic bronze 1948), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1923 James L. Buckley, American politician, Senator from New York (1971-77), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 André Courrèges, French fashion designer, born in Pau, French Basque country (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Walter Kohn, Austrian-born American scientist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 1998), born in Vienna (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Konstantin Iliev, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1988)
  • 1924 George Haines, American swimming coach (7 x US Olympic teams), born in Huntington, Indiana (d.2006)
  • 1926 Celso Garrido Lecca, Peruvian composer, born in Lima, Peru
  • 1926 Gerrit A. Kooy, Dutch sociologist (Apartheid & work in South Africa), born in Kedichem, The Netherlands
  • 1926 Joe Franklin, American radio host, TV personality and New York institution (The Joe Franklin Show), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Hans Ludwig Schilling, German composer, born in Mayen, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Jackie Jensen, American baseball player (AL MVP 1958), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1982)
  • 1927 John Beckwith, Canadian composer, born in Victoria, British Colombia
  • 1928 Keely Smith [Dorothy Keely], American jazz and popular music singer (Mrs Louie Prima), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2017)
  • 1928 Gerald Bull, Canadian long range artillery designer and engineer, born in North Bay, Ontario (d. 1990)
  • 1929 Hugh Desmond Hoyte, Guyanese politician and President of Guyana (1985-92), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 2002)
  • 1929 Marie Cardinal, French writer (La Clé Sur La Porte), born in French Algeria (d. 2001)
  • 1930 Harry Aarts, Dutch politician and 2nd chamber member (CDA), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  • 1930 Thomas Schippers, American conductor (Amahl & Night Visitors), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan (d. 1977)
  • 1930 Taina Elg, Finnish-American actress (Hercules in NY, Les Girls), born in Impilahti, Finland

Person of interestOrnette Coleman

1930 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Downbeat Musician of Year 1966), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2015)

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman
  • 1931 Thore Skogman, Swedish entertainer, born in Hallstahammar, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • 1932 Simon Heere Heeresma, Dutch writer and poet (Han de Wit goes in development aid), born in Amsterdam (d. 2011)
  • 1932 Sister Bernard Ncube, South African religious sister and anti-apartheid, born in Johannesburg (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Walter Mercado, Puerto Rican astrologist and actor, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • 1933 Lloyd Price, American R&B singer (Just Because), born in Kenner, Louisiana
  • 1933 W. Francis McBeth, American composer, born in Ropesville, Texas (d. 2012)
  • 1933 Mel Lastman, Canadian businessman and politician, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1934 Joyce Van Patten, American actress (Good Guys, Don Rickles Show), born in Queens, New York

Person of interestYuri Gagarin

1934 Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut and 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1), born in Klushino, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (d. 1968)

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Cosmonaut
Yuri Gagarin
  • 1935 Andrew Viterbi, American telecommunications scientist and businessman (Qualcomm Inc.), born in Bergamo, Italy
  • 1936 Marty Ingels, American comedian (I'm Dickens He's Fenster), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1936 Mickey Gilley, American country singer (Urban Cowboy), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • 1936 Elina Salo, Finnish actress (Hamlet Goes Business), born in Sipoo, Finland
  • 1937 Grahame Chevalier, South African cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1970, 0 & 0*, 5-100), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2017)
  • 1937 Bernard Landry, Premier of Quebec (2001-2003), born in Saint-Jacques, Quebec, Canada
  • 1937 Brian Redman, English racing driver, born in Colne, Lancashire
  • 1938 Charles Siebert, American actor (One Day at A Time, Trapper John), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • 1938 Lill-Babs [Barbro Margareta Svensson], Swedish singer and actress, born in Järvsö, Gävleborg County, Sweden
  • 1940 Raul Julia, Puerto Rican actor (Addams Family, Kiss of the Spider Woman), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1994)
  • 1941 Ger van Elk, Dutch sculptor, born in Amsterdam (d. 2014)
  • 1941 Jim Colbert, American PGA golfer (1969 Monsanto Open), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey

  • 1941 Ernesto Miranda, American litigant, conviction on kidnapping, rape, and armed robbery charges, born in Mesa, Arizona (d. 1976)
  • 1942 Bert Campaneris, Cuban-American baseball player (Oakland A's), born in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba
  • 1942 John Cale, Welsh musician, composer and singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground), born in Garnant, Wales
  • 1942 Mark Lindsay, American rock vocalist (Paul Revers & Raiders), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • 1942 Gary Walker [Leeds], American musician (the Standells, the Walker Brothers), born in Glendale, California
  • 1943 Trish Van Devere [Patricia Louise Dressel], American actress (The Changeling), born in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Person of interestBobby Fischer

1943 Bobby Fischer, American chess player (world champion (1972-75), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • 1943 Charles Gibson, American television journalist (Good Morning America), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1944 Geoff Arnold, English cricketer (England medium-pacer in 34 Tests 1967-75), born in Earlsfield, Surrey, England
  • 1944 Lee Irvine, South African cricketer (batsman, only Tests in 1970), born in Durban, Natal
  • 1944 Trevor Burton, English guitarist and rocker (The Move), born in Aston, Birmingham
  • 1944 Gary Leeds, American rocker (Walker Brothers), born in Glendale, California
  • 1945 Laura Lee, American soul and gospel singer (Dirty Man, Women's Love Rights), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Robin Trower, guitarist (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale), born in London, England
  • 1945 Dennis Rader, American serial killer who murdered ten people in Sedgwick County, Kansas, born in Pittsburg, Kansas
  • 1945 Robert Calvert, South African-British writer and musician (Hawkwind), born in Pretoria (d. 1988)
  • 1946 Gherman Semyonovich Arzamazov, Russian cosmonaut (backup TM-6), born in Shubino, Russia
  • 1946 Jim Cregan, English rock musician, born in Yeovil, Somerset
  • 1947 Keri Hulme, New Zealand novelist, poet and short-story writer, born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1948 Jaime Lyn Bauer, American actress (Young & Restless, Centerfold Girls), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1948 Jeffrey Osborne, rock vocalist (On the Wings of Love), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1948 Jimmie Fadden, American singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1948 Emma Bonino, Italian politician, Senator for Rome, born in Bra, Italy
  • 1948 Christopher "Chris" Thompson, British singer and guitarist (Manfred Mann's Earth Band- "Blinded By the Light"), born in Ashford, Kent
  • 1949 Kalevi Aho, Finnish composer, born in Forssa, Finland
  • 1949 Tapani Kansa, Finnish singer, born in Hamina, Finland
  • 1950 Danny Sullivan, American Indy-car racer (over 10 wins), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1951 Michael Kinsley, American journalist and editor, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951 Helen Zille, South African politician, born in Johannesburg
  • 1952 Uljana Semjonova, Soviet-Latvian basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Zarasai, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1952 William Kirby Cullen, American actor (How the West Was Won), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1953 Henriëtte Tol Dutch, actress (Soldier of Orange), born in Alkmaar, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
  • 1954 Charmain Elaine Sylvers, American rocker (The Sylvers), born in Watts, Los Angeles
  • 1954 Kevin Wade, American screen writer (Working Girls), born in Chappaqua, New York
  • 1954 Bobby Sands, Irish IRA member and leader of the hunger strike at Maze Prison where he died, born in Newtownabbey, Northern Abbey (d. 1981)
  • 1955 Fernando Bujones, American ballet dancer, born in Miami, Florida (d. 2005)
  • 1955 Ornella Muti, Italian actress (Flash Gordon, Most Beautiful Wife), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1955 Teo Fabi, Italian Formula-1 Indy-car racer (rookie of year-1983), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1956 Shashi Tharoor, Indian politician and diplomat (United Nations Under-Secretary General), born in London
  • 1956 Mark Dantonio, American football coach for Michigan State University, born in El Paso, Texas

  • 1956 David Willetts, English Conservative Party politician, born in Birmingham, England
  • 1957 Faith Daniels, American television news anchor (CBS-TV), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1957 Jeff Senior, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1957 Jon Engen, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1957 Mark Mancina, American composer (Speed, Bad Boys, Moana), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1957 Mona Sahlin, Swedish politician, leader of Swedish Social Democratic Party, born in Sollefteå, Västernorrland County, Sweden
  • 1958 Martin Fry, English pop singer and rock vocalist (ABC-All of My Heart), born in Stretford, Lancashire
  • 1958 Jack Kenny, American television writer and producer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959 Kato Kaelin, American actor (Beach Fever), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1959 Lonny Price, American actor (Muppets Take Manhattan), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Linda Fiorentino, American actress (Jade, Last Seduction, Moderns), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1960 Mike Leach, American tennis star, born in Susanville, California
  • 1961 Rick Steiner [Robert Rechsteiner], American professional wrestler, born in Bay City, Michigan
  • 1962 Brian Green, American actor (Sam Fowler-Another World), born in Columbus, Indiana
  • 1962 Jan Furtok, Polish footballer, born in Katowice, Poland
  • 1963 Kent Ferguson, American diver (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1963 Terry Mulholland, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 David Pogue, American technology columnist and TV science presenter, born in Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • 1964 Phil Housley, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils, Team USA Olympics 1998), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1964 Juliette Binoche, French actress (The English Patient, Unbearable Lightness), born in Paris, France
  • 1964 Herbert Fandel, German football referee, born in Kyllburg, Germany
  • 1965 Benito Santiago, Puerto Rican baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • 1965 Brian Bosworth, NFL linebacker (Seattle), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1966 Louis Oliver, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins), born in Belle Glade, Florida
  • 1966 Brendan Canty, American musician (Fugazi), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • 1966 Tony Lockett, Australian rules footballer, born in Ballarat, Victoria
  • 1966 Michael Patrick MacDonald, Irish-American activist against crime and violence and author (All Souls: A Family Story From Southie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967 Curt Schreiner, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Albany, New York
  • 1967 Eric Flaim, American short track skater (Olympics silver 1988, 94), born in Pembroke, Massachusetts
  • 1967 Michael Kiselak, American football player, CFL corner (Toronto Argonauts), born in North Tarrytown, New York
  • 1968 Youri Djorkaeff, French footballer, born in Lyon, France
  • 1968 Johnny Kelly, American drummer (Type O Negative), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969 Bryce Burnett, NFL/WLAF tight end (Broncos, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1969 George Nimako, CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts), born in Napean, Ontario
  • 1969 Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • 1970 Melissa Rathburn-Nealy, US soldier (Iraqi POW)
  • 1971 Bev Oden, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Millington, Tennessee
  • 1971 Emmanuel Lewis, American actor (Webster), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971 Jiro Nihei, Japanese-Swedish hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1971 Lou Benfatti, American football player, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets), born in Green Pond, New Jersey
  • 1971 Sean Holcomb, NFL linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1971 Diego Torres, Argentine singer (Un Mundo Diferente), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1972 Marcia M Griffith, Miss America-Maryland (1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1972 Spencer Howson, Australian radio broadcaster, born in England
  • 1972 Kerr Smith, American actor (Final Destination, Dawson's Creek), born in Exton, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 David Prinosil, German tennis star (1995 ATP Newport), born in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
  • 1973 Josh LaRocca, WLAF QB (Rhein Fire)
  • 1973 Troy Bailey, WLAF DE (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1973 Matteo Salvini, Italian politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Italy (2018-), born in Milan, Italy