Famous Birthdays on November 9

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  • 1389 Isabella of Valois, queen consort of England, born in Paris (d. 1409)
  • 1414 Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg, born in Tangermünde, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1486)
  • 1467 Charles of Egmond, Duke of Guelder and Earl of Zutphen, born in Grave, Netherlands (d. 1538)
  • 1522 Martin Chemnitz, German Lutheran reformer and theologian, born in Treuenbrietzen, Germany (d. 1586)
  • 1541 Menso Alting, Dutch reformed vicar and theologist, born in Eelde, Netherlands (d. 1612)
  • 1656 Paul Aler, French jesuit and poet (Gradus ad Parnassum), born in Luxembourg (d. 1727)
  • 1664 Johann Speth, German composer, born in Speinshart
  • 1697 Claudio Casciolini, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1760)
  • 1710 Reynier de Klerk, governor-general of Dutch-Indies, baptized
  • 1721 Mark Akenside, English poet and physician, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1770)

Person of interestBenjamin Banneker

1731 Benjamin Banneker, African American mathematician and surveyor of Washington D.C., born in Ellicott's Mills, Maryland (d. 1806

Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author Benjamin Banneker
Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author
Benjamin Banneker
  • 1732 Julie de Lespinasse, French aristocrat, hostess and writer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1776)
  • 1760 Henri-Philippe Gerard, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1848)
  • 1795 Walter Geikie, Scottish painter, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1837)
  • 1799 Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1877)

Person of interestGail Borden

1801 Gail Borden, American manufacturer and inventor of condensed milk, born in Norwich, New York (d. 1874)

Inventor and Manufacturer of Condensed Milk Gail Borden
Inventor and Manufacturer of Condensed Milk
Gail Borden
  • 1802 Elijah Parish Lovejoy, American newspaper publisher and abolitionist, born in Albion, Maine (d. 1837)
  • 1809 Albert Taylor Bledsoe, American Episcopal priest and Confederate Army officer, born in Frankfurt, Kentucky (d. 1877)
  • 1810 Thomas Bragg, American politician, 34th Governor of North Carolina (1859-61), born in Warrenton, North Carolina (d. 1872)
  • 1810 Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon and founder of Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery, born in Padingbüttel, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1812 Paul Abadie, French master builder (renovated Notre Dame), born in Paris (d. 1884)
  • 1817 Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, American Major General (Union Army), born in Piatt's Landing, Kentucky (d. 1873)
  • 1818 Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (Fathers & Sons), born in Oryol, Russian Empire (d. 1883)
  • 1820 Matthias de Vries, Dutch linguist (spelling), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1892)
  • 1821 Jean-Baptiste Theodore Weckerlin, French composer, born in Alsace, Guebwiller (d. 1910)
  • 1823 William Henry Forney, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Lincolnton, North Carolina (d. 1894)
  • 1825 A. P. Hill, Confederate general, born in Culpeper, Virginia (d. 1865)
  • 1832 Émile Gaboriau, French writer (father of the French detective novels), born in Saujon, France (d. 1873)
  • 1833 Sally Louisa Tompkins, American nurse and philanthropist, only woman commissioned in Confederate army during US Civil War, born in Mathews City, Virginia (d. 1916)
  • 1835 Davorin Jenko, Slovene-Serbian composer, born in Dvorje, Slovenia (d. 1914)
  • 1835 Jean-Theodore Radoux, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1911)
  • 1837 Alfred Holmes, English violinist and composer, born in London (d. 1876)
  • 1837 Gerrit Jan van Heek, Dutch textile manufacturer and politician, born in Enschede, Netherlands (d. 1915)
  • 1840 Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, French-Canadian lawyer and politician, born in Sainte-Thérèse, Canada (d. 1898)
  • 1841 Edward VII, King of England (1901-10), born in Buckingham Palace, London (d. 1910)
  • 1850 Lewis Lewin, German toxicologist (father of psychopharmacologist), born in Tuchel, West Prussia (d. 1929)
  • 1853 Stanford White, American architect, born in NYC, New York (d. 1906)
  • 1854 Joseph Miroslav Weber, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1906)
  • 1864 Dmitry Ivanovsky, Russian Botanist who discovered the organisms that came to be known as viruses, born in Gdov, Russia (d. 1920)
  • 1868 Andrea d'Angeli, Italian composer, born in Italy (d. 1940)
  • 1868 Emmanuel de Bom, Flemish author (Wrakken), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1953)

Person of interestMarie Dressler

1868 Marie Dressler [Leila Koerber], Canadian-American actress (Dinner at 8, Min and Bill), born in Cobourg, Ontario (d. 1934)

  • 1871 Florence Sabin, American Scientist who was the first woman to graduate from Johns Hopkins and the first lifetime woman member of the National Academy of Sciences, born in Central City, Colorado (d. 1953)
  • 1872 Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet, born in Zhukiv, Ukraine (d. 1941)
  • 1873 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1941)
  • 1874 Albert Francis Blakeslee, American botanist, born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1954)
  • 1877 Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet, born in Sialkot, Punjab Province, British India (d. 1938)
  • 1877 Sergei US Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
  • 1877 Enrico De Nicola, Italian politician, 1st President of Italy (1948), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1959)
  • 1879 Milan Šufflay, Croatian historian and politician, born in Lepoglava, Croatia (d. 1931)
  • 1880 Rudolph Karel, Czech composer, born in Pilsen, Czech Republic (d. 1945)

  • 1882 Joe Hardstaff Sr, English cricketer ("Hotstuff" in 1907-08 MCC tour of Aust), born in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (d. 1947)
  • 1883 Edna May Oliver [Nutter], American actress (Little Women) born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1942)
  • 1884 Hector Abbas, Flemish actor and director (Rosa Lynd Company), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1942)
  • 1885 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright, born in Tundutov, Russia (d. 1922)
  • 1885 Hermann Weyl, German mathematician and philosopher, born in Elmshom, Germany (d. 1955)
  • 1885 Theodor Kaluza, German mathematician and physicist (Kaluza–Klein theory), born in Silesia, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1885 Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor, born in Montagnana, Italy (d. 1952)
  • 1886 Ed Wynn [Isaiah Edwin Leopold], American comedian (Ed Wynn Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
  • 1886 S. O. Davies, Welsh Labour Party politician and trade union official, born in Abercwmboi, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1972)
  • 1887 Gertrude Astor, American actress (Carnival Lady), born in Lakewood, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1887 Muriel Aked, British actress (Rome Express, Happiest Days of Your Life), born in Bingley, Yorkshire, England (d. 1955)
  • 1888 Jean Monnet, French political economist and diplomat, born in Cognac, France (d. 1979)
  • 1889 Harry "Snub" Pollard, Australian actor (Don't Shove, Arizona Days), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1962)
  • 1894 Mae Marsh, American silent film actress (Birth of a Nation), born in Madrid, New Mexico Territory (d. 1968)
  • 1897 Ronald G W Norrish, British chemist (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1967), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1978)
  • 1898 Owen Barfield, British philosopher of language, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1898 Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1953-64), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • 1901 John Norrie McArthur, malariologist/microscopist
  • 1902 Anthony Asquith, British film director (Carrington V C (Court martial)), born in London (d. 1968)
  • 1903 Leon-Etienne Duval, French prelate and cardinal of the Catholic Church in Algeria, born in Chênex, Haute-Savoie, France (d. 1996)
  • 1903 Edward van der Merwe, South African cricket wicket keeper (2 Tests in 30's), born in Rustenburg, Transvaal (d. 1971)
  • 1904 Viktor Brack, German Nazi physician and war criminal, born in Haaren, Rhine Province, German Empire (d. 1948)
  • 1905 Erika Mann, German-American author (Other Germany) and daughter of Thomas Mann, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1905 James William Fulbright, American politician (Sen-D-Mo), born in Sumner, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Arthur Rudolph, German rocket engineer, born in Meiningen, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1907 Burrill Phillips, American composer (Play Ball), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1988)
  • 1907 Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1909 H. M. van Randwijk, Dutch author and founder (Vrij Netherland), born in Gorinchem, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • 1909 Robert Douglas, English actor (Adv of Don Juan), born in Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire (d. 1999)
  • 1911 Tabish Dehlvi, Pakistani poet (d. 2004)
  • 1913 Thelma Hulbert, English painter (Le Sacre du Printemps), born in Bath, Somerset (d. 1995)

Person of interestHedy Lamarr

1914 Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress (Ecstasy, Samson & Delilah) and inventor (radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2000)

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • 1914 Colin Falkland Gray, New Zealand fighter ace of the Second World War, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1995)
  • 1915 Sargent Shriver, American politician and activist (Peace Corps), born in Westminster, Maryland (d. 2011)
  • 1915 André François, Hungarian-French cartoonist, born in Temesvár, Austria-Hungary (d. 2005)
  • 1917 Herbert Lom, Czech-born British actor (Pink Panther, Dorian Gray), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 2012)
  • 1918 Howard Shanet, American conductor (Night of the Tropics), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)

Person of interestSpiro Agnew

1918 Spiro Agnew, American politician (Vice President, 1969 until resignation over corruption allegations in 1973), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1996)

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
  • 1918 Choi Hong Hi, South Korean army general and Founder of Taekwon-Do, born in Hwadae, Myongchon County, North Hamgyong Province, Japanese Korea (d. 2002)
  • 1918 Thomas Ferebee, Enola Gay bombardier over Hiroshima, born in Mocksville, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Byron de la Beckwith, American white supremacist, born in Colusa, California (d. 2001)
  • 1921 Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, German-British film scholar and exhibitor, born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • 1921 Silvio O Conte, American politician (Rep-R-MA, 1959-91), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 1991)
  • 1921 Viktor Chukarin, Soviet gymnast (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Mariupol, Ukraine (d. 1984)
  • 1921 Pierrette Alarie, Canadian operatic soprano, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 2011)
  • 1922 Dorothy Dandridge, American actress (Porgy & Bess), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • 1922 Raymond Devos, Belgian-French humorist, born in Mouscron, Belgium (d. 2006)
  • 1922 Imre Lakatos, Hungarian philosopher, born in Debrecen, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • 1923 Alice Coachman, American athlete high jumper (Olympic gold 1948), born in Albany, Georgia (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Robert Frank, Swiss-American photographer, born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1925 Sir Alistair Horne, British historian and journalist (A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954–1962), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Luis Miguel Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1996)
  • 1927 Carel Boshoff, South African activist and chairman (Broederbond/Volkswag), born in Nylstroom, Transvaal South Africa (d. 2011)
  • 1928 Anne Sexton, American poet (Live or Die; Pulitzer 1967), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • 1928 Wim Bosboom, Dutch radio and TV host, born in Gelselaar, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1929 Alexandra Nikolayevna Pakhmutova, Russian composer, born in Volgograd, Russia
  • 1929 Severn Darden, American actor (Luv, President's Analyst, Saturday the 14th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Marc Favreau, French-Canadian humourist, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 2005)

Person of interestImre Kertész

1929 Imre Kertész, Hungarian writer (Nobel Laureate 2002) and concentration camp survivor, born in Budapest (d. 2016)

Author and Nobel Laureate Imre Kertész
Author and Nobel Laureate
Imre Kertész
  • 1930 Charlie Jones, American sportscaster (Almost Anything Goes), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 2008)
  • 1931 Tommy Greenhough, English cricketer (English leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1959-60), born in Rochdale, Lancashire (d. 2009)
  • 1931 Whitey Herzog, American baseball manager (St Louis Cardinals), born in New Athens, Illinois
  • 1932 Marian Christy, American author (Invasions of Privacy), born in Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • 1933 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Carl Sagan, American astronomer, author, professor (Cosmos, Broca's Brain), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1934 Ingvar Carlsson, Swedish politician, Prime Minister of Sweden (1986-91, 94-96), born in Borås, Älvsborg County, Sweden
  • 1934 Ronald Harwood, South African playwright (Dresser), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1935 Bob Gibson, American baseball pitcher (Cy Young/NL MVP 1968), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Person of interestMary Travers

1936 Mary Travers, American folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2009)

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • 1936 Daniel Robert Graham, American politician, 38th Governor of Florida (1979-87), born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • 1936 Teddy Infuhr, American former child actor (The Bishop's Wife, They Live By Night), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1937 Roger McCough, British poet (The Mersey Sound), born in Litherland, Lancashire
  • 1937 Clyde Wells, Canadian politician, 5th Premier of Newfoundland, born in Buchans Junction, Newfoundland
  • 1938 Ti-Grace Atkinson, American feminist author, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1939 Paul Cameron, American psychologist and sex researcher, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1940 Sergio Cervetti, composer, born in Dolores, Uruguay

Person of interestTom Fogerty

1941 Tom Fogerty, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1990)

Rocker Tom Fogerty
Rocker
Tom Fogerty
  • 1942 Stuart Lipton, English real estate developer and multi-millionaire
  • 1942 Thomas Daniel Weiskopf, PGA golfer (British Open 1973), born in Massillon, Ohio
  • 1943 John Shepherd, cricketer (WI all-rounder 1969-71, later in South Africa), born in Belleplaine, Barbados
  • 1943 Lee Graziano, American rock drummer (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944 Bill Hendon, American politician (Rep-R-NC, 1981-83, 85-87), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1944 Phil May, English rocker (Pretty Things), born in Dartford, Kent
  • 1947 Robert David Hall, American actor (Dr. Albert Robbins M.D, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1948 Alan Gratzer, rock drummer (Reo Speedwagon), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1948 Bille August, Danish director (Best Intentions, Twist & Shout), born in Brede, Denmark
  • 1948 Sharon Stouder, American 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), born in Altadena, California (d. 2013)
  • 1948 Michel Pagliaro, Canadian rock singer, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1948 Henrik S. Järrel, Swedish politician
  • 1949 Tommy Caldwell, American rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1980)
  • 1951 Hetty de Boer-Jongkind, founder (Vakvereniging Medical Astrology)
  • 1951 Lou Ferrigno, American body builder/actor (Incredible Hulk), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951 Bill Mantlo, American comic book writer
  • 1952 Sherrod Brown, American politician (Rep-D-Ohio 1993-2007, Senate 2007-), born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • 1953 Gaétan Hart, Canadian boxer
  • 1954 Dennis Stratton, rock guitarist (Iron Maiden), born in London, England
  • 1954 Sue Upton, English actress and dancer
  • 1955 Bob Nault, French Canadian politician
  • 1955 Karen Dotrice, British actress
  • 1955 Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian film director
  • 1959 Karin Mundinger, LPGA golfer (1985 Singapore Open-2nd), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1959 Thomas Quasthoff, German singer
  • 1959 Tony Slattery, British actor
  • 1959 Nick Hamilton, American wrestling referee
  • 1959 Sito Pons, Spanish motorbike racer
  • 1960 Joëlle Ursull, a Guadeloupean singer
  • 1961 Jill Dando, British television presenter (d. 1999)
  • 1962 Teryl Rothery, Canadian actress (Stargate SG-1), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1963 Anthony Bowie, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)
  • 1963 Fulvio Fantoni, Italian bridge player
  • 1964 John Joseph Thomas, Arcadia California, actor (Young Dan'l Boone)
  • 1964 Leah Pells, 1.5k runner (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1964 Robert Duncan McNeill, American actor
  • 1965 Todd Gill, Cardinal, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1965 Bryn Terfel, Welsh baritone
  • 1966 Virgil Robertson, CFL defensive end (BC Lions)
  • 1967 Scott Bianco, Kamloops BC, 90 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Ricky Otto, English footballer
  • 1968 David Jones, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968 Jeff Brady, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968 Nazzareno Carusi, Italian pianist
  • 1969 Angel Miranda, Arecieo Puerto Rico, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1969 Pepa [Sandra Denton], Jamaican-American hip hop artist (Salt-n-Pepa) and actress, born in Kingston, Jamaica (birth date disputed)
  • 1969 Allison Wolfe, American musician (Bratmobile, Partyline, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1970 Bill Guerin, NHL right wing (NJ Devils, Oilers), born in Wilbraham, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Chad Ogea, Lake Charles LA, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1970 Chantal Brunner, long jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1970 Melanie Roche, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1970 Susan Tedeschi, American musician
  • 1970 Scarface [Brad Terrence Jordan], American rapper (Geto Boys), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970 Domino (Hip Hop Producer), American Hip Hop Producer
  • 1971 David Robert Duval, PGA golfer (1995 Bob Hope), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1971 Jimmy Hitchcock, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • 1971 Michael Barber, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1971 Steve Rhem, NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1971 Melinda Kinnaman, Swedish actress
  • 1972 Laxmi Poruri, tennis star (1994 Futures-College Park), born in Guntur, India
  • 1972 Mark Fields, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972 Ron Rice, NFL cornerback and safety (Detroit Lions)
  • 1972 Eric Dane, American actor
  • 1972 Doug Russell, American radio personality
  • 1973 Fred Lindberg, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Zisis Vryzas, Greek footballer
  • 1973 Nick Lachey, American singer
  • 1973 Gabrielle Miller, Canadian actress
  • 1974 Dah-ve Chodan, actress (Tia-Uncle Buck)
  • 1974 Traci Toguchi, Miss America-Hawaii (1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1974 Alessandro Del Piero, Italian footballer
  • 1974 Joe C. [Joseph Calleja], American rapper (hype man for Kid Rock), born in Taylor, Michigan (d. 2000)