Famous Birthdays on October 9

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 218

  • 1201 Robert de Sorbon, French theologian and founder of the Sorbonne College, born in Sorbon, France (d. 1274)
  • 1221 Salimbene di Adam, Italian chronicler, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1288)
  • 1261 Denis of Portugal, King of Portugal (1279-1325), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1325)
  • 1328 Peter I of Cyprus, King of Cyprus (1358-69), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 1369)
  • 1469 John Fisher, English bishop (1504-35), cardinal (Saint John Fisher), born in Beverley, England (beheaded 1535)
  • 1581 Claude Gaspard Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician and poet, born in Bourg-en-Bresse, France (d. 1638)
  • 1586 Jan III van Foreest, Dutch lawyer, poet and mayor of Hoorn, born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1651)
  • 1586 Leopold V, Archduke of Austria, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1632)
  • 1626 John Ferrabosco, composer, born in Kent, England (d. 1682)
  • 1663 Giovanni Mario Crescimbeni, Italian literary and critic (Arcadia), born in Macerata, Italy (d. 1728)
  • 1704 Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician, born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 1777)
  • 1727 Johann Wilhelm Hertel, German composer, born in Eisenach, Germany (d. 1789)
  • 1757 Charles X, King of France (1824-30), born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1836)
  • 1760 Pierre Gaveaux, French composer, born in Béziers, France (d. 1825)
  • 1766 Bedrich Divis Weber, Bohemian composer and musicologist, born in Velichov, Czech Republic (d. 1842)
  • 1771 Frederik Willem, Duke of Brunswick (1813-15), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1815)

  • 1782 Lewis Cass, American military officer and politician (U.S. Senator-Michigan), born in Exeter, New Hampshire (d. 1866)
  • 1796 Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English artist and Egyptologist, born in London (d. 1878)
  • 1813 John J. Pettus, American politician, Confederate governor (D-Miss, 1859-63), born in Wilson County, Tennessee (d. 1867)
  • 1822 George Sykes, American Major General (Union Army), born in Dover, Delaware (d. 1880)

Person of interestMary Ann Shadd Cary

1823 Mary Ann Shadd Cary, American-Canadian publisher and anti-slavery campaigner, 1st African American newspaper publisher ('Provincial Freeman'), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1893)

Suffragist and publisher Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Suffragist and publisher
Mary Ann Shadd Cary
  • 1830 Harriet Hosmer, American neoclassical sculptor, born in Watertown, Massachusetts (d. 1908)
  • 1835 Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso), born in Paris (d. 1921)
  • 1840 Simeon Solomon, English Pre-Raphaelite painter, born in London (d. 1905)
  • 1847 Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburg's coal basin), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1920)
  • 1847 Stephanus Jacobus du Toit, South African theologist and journalist (Afrikaner Bond), born in Paarl, South Africa (d. 1911)

Person of interestEmil Fischer

1852 [Hermann] Emil Fischer, German chemist, discovered Fischer esterification (Nobel Prize 1902), born in Euskirchen, Rhine Province (d. 1919)

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Emil Fischer
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Emil Fischer
  • 1858 Gerard Philips, Dutch industrialist and manufacturer (Philips), born in Zaltbommel, Netherlands (d. 1942)
  • 1859 Alfred Dreyfus, French Jewish artillery officer (Dreyfus Affair), born in Mulhouse, France (d. 1935)
  • 1863 Alexander Siloti, Russian pianist and composer, born in Kharkiv, Ukraine (d. 1945)
  • 1869 Harry Lawrence Freeman, African-American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1954)
  • 1871 Gerrit Bolkestein, Dutch minister of Education (1939-45), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • 1871 George Gauthier, Bishop of Montreal and rector of the Université de Montréal, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1940)
  • 1871 Didak Buntić, Croatian monk and scholar, born in Paoča, Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 1922)
  • 1873 Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (Schwarzschild effect), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1916)
  • 1873 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist, born in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary (d. 1944)
  • 1874 Nicholas Roerich, Russian painter, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1947)
  • 1878 Robert Warwick, American actor (Falcon's Adventure), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1964)
  • 1879 Max von Laue, German physicist who discovered the diffraction of X-rays by crystals, born in Pfaffendorf, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1960)
  • 1884 Helene Deutsch [Rosenbach], Polish-American psychoanalyst, born in Przemyśl, Poland (d. 1982)
  • 1884 Martin Elmer Johnson, American adventurer and filmmaker, born in Rockford, Illinois (d. 1937)

  • 1886 Frank Newburg, American actor (Homemaker), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • 1886 Rube Marquard, American baseball player, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1980)
  • 1888 Hank Patterson, American actor (Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), born in Springville, Alabama (d. 1975)
  • 1888 Irving Cummings Sr, American silent screen actor and director (Curly Top), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • 1888 Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician and intellectual, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1938)
  • 1890 Aimee Semple McPherson, Canadian-American evangelist (Pentecostal), born in South-West Oxford, Canada (d. 1944)
  • 1890 Alfred Swan, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1970)
  • 1890 Janis Medins, Latvian composer, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1966)
  • 1892 Ivo Andric, Yugoslavian novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel 1961), born in Dolac, Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 1975)
  • 1892 Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (The Train of Life), born in Moscow (d. 1941)
  • 1893 Heinrich George [Georg August Friedrich Hermann Schulz], German actor (Hitlerjunge Quex), born in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1893 Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer, photographer and modernist, born in São Paulo (d. 1947)
  • 1895 Eugene Bullard, 1st African-American military pilot, flew for France in World War I as part of the French Foreign Legion, born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1961)
  • 1899 Bruce Catton, American historian and writer (Civil War), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 1978)
  • 1900 Alastair Sim, Scottish actor (Christmas Carol, Stage Fright), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1976)
  • 1900 Silvio Cator, Haitian athlete long jumper (Olympic silver 1928), born in Cavaellon, Haiti (d. 1928)
  • 1902 Freddie Young, British cinematographer (Lawrence of Arabia), born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1903 Walter O'Malley, American baseball team owner (Dodgers), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1904 Carl Parrish, American composer, born in Plymouth, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • 1904 Johannes Karel Marie Ditto, Dutch dominican and broadcast chairman (KRO, 1938-45), born in Velsen, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • 1904 Wally Brown, American actor (Zombies on Broadway, Girl Rush), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • 1905 May Moxon, Scottish dance producer, born in Townhead, Glasgow (d. 1996)
  • 1905 Howard St John, American actor (Born Yesterday, Li'l Abner), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • 1906 John Dalrymple, 13th earl of Stair, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtownshire (1961-83)
  • 1906 Janis Ivanovs, Latvian composer, born in Babri, Preiļi, Latvia (d. 1983)
  • 1906 Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and 1st President of Senegal (1960-80), born in Joal-Fadiouth, Senegal (d. 2001)
  • 1907 Klaes Karppinen, Finnish athlete, 4 X 10K relay (Olympic gold 1936), born in Iisalmi, Finland (d. 1992)
  • 1907 Jacques Tati, French director (Traffic, Playtime), born in La Pecq, France (d. 1982)
  • 1907 Quintin Hogg, British politician, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, born in London (d. 2001)
  • 1908 Jim Folsom, American politician (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59), born in Coffee County, Alabama (d. 1987)
  • 1908 Harry Hooton, Australian poet, born in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England (d. 1961)
  • 1908 Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (Night in Manhattan), born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma (d. 1975)
  • 1910 Donald Coggan, 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (1974-80), born in Highgate, London (d. 2000)
  • 1910 Phil Hanna, singer (Once Upon a Tune), born in River Forest, Illinois (d. 1957)
  • 1911 Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (Pulitzer Prize-Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2006)
  • 1914 Edward Andrews, American actor (Tea & Sympathy, Glass Bottom Boat), born in Griffin, Georgia (d. 1985)
  • 1914 Roger Goeb, American composer, born in Cherokee, Iowa (d. 1997)
  • 1915 Clifford M. Hardin, American politician (17th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture), born in Knightstown, Indiana (d. 2010)
  • 1917 Kusuo Kitamura, Japanese 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1932), born in Kōchi, Japan (d. 1996)
  • 1918 E. Howard Hunt, American intelligence officer involved in Watergate break-in, born in Hamburg, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1918 Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (Zorba the Greek (1964), Sword of the Valiant, The Tenant), born in Petrograd, Russia (d. 2000)
  • 1919 Rezso Sugar, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1988)
  • 1920 Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian poet and writer (Dikt, Jonas), born in Kristiansand, Norway (d. 1976)
  • 1920 Vivienne Della Chiesa, American lyric soprano who sang on US radio during the 1940s and early 1950s (The American Album of Familiar Music, The Standard Hour), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1920 Yusef Lateef, American jazz saxophonist and flautist, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Michel Boisrond, French film director and screenwriter, born in Châteauneuf-en-Thymerais, France (d. 2002)
  • 1922 Philip "Fyvush" Finkel, American actor (Boston Public, Picket Fences), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Raymond Wilding-White, American composer, born in Caterham, Tandridge, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Donald Sinden, English actor (Doctor at Large, Mogambo, Simba), born in St Budeaux, Plymouth, (d. 2014)
  • 1923 Ronald Tremain, New Zealand composer, born in Feilding, New Zealand (d. 1998)
  • 1924 Robert A. Rushworth, American test pilot (X-15), born in Madison, Maine (d. 1993)
  • 1924 Arnie Risen, Basketball Hall of Fame center (4-time NBA All Star), born in Williamstown, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Robert Finch, American politician (8th U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare), born in Tempe, Arizona (d. 1995)
  • 1925 Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure and abusive partner of actress Lana Turner, born in Woodstock, Illinois (d. 1958)
  • 1926 Danièle Delorme [Gabrielle Girard], French actress (Pardon My Affair), born in Paris (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Ivan Metropolitan Ioann Snychev, Russian Orthodox Priest, born in Novo-Mayachka, Russia (d. 1995)
  • 1928 Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (Kaivos), born in Helsinki (d. 2016)
  • 1930 David Rounds, American actor (Terence-Beacon Hill, Alice, The Blue and The Grey), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1930 Fjölnir Stefánsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjaví, Iceland (d. 2011)
  • 1931 Anthony "Tony" Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair (Till Death Us Do Part), born in Liverpool, Lancashire (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Judy Tyler [Judith Mae Hess], American actress (Jailhouse Rock, Bop Girl Goes Calypso) and Miss Stardust (1949), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1957)
  • 1933 Bill Tidy, English cartoonist (Fosdyke Saga), born in Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire
  • 1933 Peter Mansfield, British Physician whose discoveries led to MRI (2003 Nobel Prize), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1934 Jacobo Majluta Azar, Dominican politician (47th President of the Dominican Republic), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (d. 1996)
  • 1934 Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author, first female president of Smith College, born in Hillston, Australia (d. 2018)
  • 1935 Don McCullin, British photographer, born in Finsbury Park, North London, England
  • 1935 Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, born in 3 Belgrave Square, London, England
  • 1935 Jules Croiset, Dutch actor (Help, Doctor Verzuipt!), born in Deventer, Netherlands
  • 1935 Paul Barton, New Zealand cricketer (NZ batsman in early 1960's, century v South Africa), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1935 Paul Beers, Dutch actor (Mother Courage & Her Children)

  • 1936 Brian Blessed, English actor (King Arthur, High Road to China), born in Mexborough, Yorkshire, England
  • 1937 Pat Burke, British rocker (Foundations), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1938 Heinz Fischer, Austrian politician (11th President of Austria), born in Graz, Austria
  • 1939 O. V. [Overton Vertis] Wright, American singer, born in Lenow, Tennessee, (d. 1980)
  • 1939 Pierre Mertens, French-Belgian writer (Lettres Clandestines), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1940 Gordon J. Humphrey, US Senator (R) New Hampshire (1979-90), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1940 Hans Ulrich Humpert, German composer, born in Paderborn (d. 2010)

Person of interestJoe Pepitone

1940 Joe Pepitone, American baseball 1st baseman (3-time MLB All Star), born in Brooklyn, New York

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone

Person of interestJohn Lennon

1940 John Lennon, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1980)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1941 Trent Lott, American politician (Rep-R-MS, 1973-1989, Senator-R-MS 1989-2007), born in Grenada, Mississippi
  • 1941 Brian Lamb, American Founder of c-span, born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • 1941 Chucho Valdés [Jesús Valdés Rodríguez], Cuban musician (Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna), born in Quivicán, Cuba
  • 1942 Shukri Ghanem, Libyan Prime Minister (2003-2006), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Mike Peters, American cartoonist (Mother Goose and Grimm), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1944 John Entwistle, English rock guitarist and vocalist (The Who-Baba O'Riley), born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • 1944 Nona Hendryx, American R&B singer (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1945 Jeannie C. Riley, American singer (Harper Valley PTA, Hee Haw), born in Stamford, Texas
  • 1945 Naftali Bon, Kenyan 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1968), born in Kapsabet, Rift Valley Province, Kenya
  • 1945 Taiguara, Brazilian singer and songwriter, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1996)
  • 1947 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • 1947 William E. McAnulty, Jr., American lawyer (1st African American justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2007)
  • 1947 Tony Zappone, American broadcaster and journalist, born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1948 Dave Samuels, American vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • 1948 Jackson Browne, American rock vocalist (Lawyers in Love), born in Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1948 Caleb Quayle, English rock musician (Hall & Oates), born in London
  • 1949 Shep Messing, American soccer goalkeeper (NY Cosmos), born in Bronx, New York
  • 1950 Gary Frank, American actor (Enemy Territory, Deadly Weapon), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1950 Mick Malone, Australian cricketer (WA seamer, Test 1977, made 46 took 5-63, 1-14), born in Scarborough, Australia
  • 1950 Jody Williams, American political activist and aid worker (Nobel Peace Prize 1997), born in Rutland, Vermont
  • 1950 Brian Downing, American baseball player (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951 Richard Chaves, American actor (Cease Fire, Predator), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1951 Robert Wuhl, American actor (Bull Durham, Good Morning Vietnam), born in Union, New Jersey

Person of interestSharon Osbourne

1952 Sharon Osbourne, English-American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor, America's Got Talent) and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London

Music Manager and TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • 1953 Hank Pfister, American tennis star, born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1953 Tony Shalhoub, American actor (Antonio Scarpacci-Wings, Big Night), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • 1954 Scott Bakula, American actor (Quantum Leap, Gung Ho, Murphy Brown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1955 Linwood Boomer, Canadian-American actor (Adam-Little House on the Prairie), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1955 Steve Ovett, British athlete (Olympics gold 800m, bronze 1500m 1980), born in Brighton, England
  • 1957 Yuri Usachyov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-18, TM-23), born in Donetsk, Russia
  • 1957 Don Garber, American sports commissioner, born in Queens, New York

  • 1958 Michael Paré, American actor (Eddie and the Cruisers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958 Al Jourgensen, Cuban-American musician (Ministry), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1959 Mike Singletary, American NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1959 Boris Nemtsov, Russian politician, born in Sochi, Soviet Union (assassinated 2015)
  • 1961 Arlene Boxall, Zimbabwean field hockey player (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1961 Jean Sagal, American actress (Kate-Double Trouble, Grease 2), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Liz Sagal, American actress (Allison-Double Trouble, Grease 2), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Trevor Matich, American NFL center (Washington Redskins), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1961 Julian Bailey, British racing driver, born in Woolwich, London
  • 1962 Jorge Burruchaga, Argentinian footballer, born in Gualeguay, Argentina
  • 1964 Martín Jaite, Argentine tennis star, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1964 Guillermo del Toro, Mexican film director (Pan's Labyrinth), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 1966 Mike Williams, American NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • 1966 Christopher Östlund, Swedish publisher and entrepreneur, born in Uppsala, Sweden

Person of interestDavid Cameron

1966 David Cameron, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 2010-16), born in London

British Prime Minister David Cameron
British Prime Minister
David Cameron
  • 1967 Carling Bassett-Seguso, Canadian tennis player and actress (Spring Fever, 2 x WTA titles), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1967 Gheorghe Popescu, Romanian soccer player (Barcelona), born in Calafat, Dolj County, Romania
  • 1967 Eddie Guerrero, American-Mexican professional wrestler, born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1969 Charles Jordan, American wide receiver (Miami Dolphins), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Dwayne Sabb, American NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1969 P.J. Harvey, English musician, singer and songwriter, born in Bridport, Dorset, England
  • 1969 Steve McQueen, British filmmaker and artist (12 Years a Slave), born in London, England
  • 1970 Annika Sörenstam, Swedish golfer (10 LPGA major titles), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1970 Kenny Anderson, American NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trailblazers), born in Queens, New York
  • 1970 Park Sang-min, South Korean actor (General's Son), born in Changwon, South Korea
  • 1970 Savannah [Shannon Michelle Wilsey], American pornographic film actress, born in Laguna Beach, California (d. 1993)
  • 1971 Pete Mitchell, American NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1971 Simon Atlee, British fashion photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1972 Maurice Kelly, American CFL linebacker (BC Lions), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1972 Roman Oben, American football tackle (NY Giants), born in Cameroon
  • 1972 Sarah Vandenbergh, Australian actor (Neighbours), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1973 A. J. Ofodile, American NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1973 Brandon Pollard, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1973 Dexter McCleon, American football cornerback (St Louis Rams), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1973 Terry Balsamo, American guitarist (Evanescence), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1973 Erin Daniels, American actress (The L Word), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1973 Fabio Lione, Italian musician (Rhapsody), born in Pisa, Italy
  • 1973 Carlos Pavón, Honduran footballer (Real España), born in El Progreso, Honduras
  • 1974 Kavika Pittman, American defensive end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Frankfurt
  • 1974 Keith Booth, American NBA forward (Chicago Bulls), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1974 Kieren Hutchison, New Zealand actor (Shortland Street), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1975 Mahendra Nagamootoo, West Indian cricketer (Guyanese leg-spinner), born in Whim, Berbice, Guyana
  • 1975 Mark Viduka, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1975 Sean Ono Lennon, Son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's, born in NYC, New York
  • 1976 Nick Swardson, American stand up comedian and actor (Reno 911!), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1977 Brian Roberts, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles), born in Durham, North Carolina
  • 1978 Randy Spelling, American actor (Sean Richards-Sunset Beach), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978 Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1978 Juan Dixon, American basketball player, born in Baltimore, Maryland