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Famous Birthdays on September 9

Aurelian

214 Aurelian, Roman Emperor (270-275), born in Serdica (d. 275)

  • 384 Flavius Honorius, Eastern Roman Republic emperor (395-423), born in Constantinople (d. 423)
  • 1349 Albert III, Duke of Austria (1365-95), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1395)
  • 1427 Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros of Helmsley, English politician, born in Conisbrough Castle, Yorkshire (d. 1464)
  • 1466 Ashikaga Yoshitane, 10th Japanese shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate (d. 1523)
  • 1558 Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercoeur, French soldier, born in Nomeny, Meurthe-et-Moselle (d. 1602)
  • 1583 Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian composer, born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1643)
  • 1585 Armand Jean du Plessicide de Richelieu, premier of France (1624-42), born in Paris (d. 1642)
  • 1618 Joan Cererols, Catalan musician, composer and monk, born in Martorell (d. 1680)
  • 1629 Cornelis Tromp, Dutch naval officer and son of Maarten Tromp, born in Rotterdam, Dutch Republic (d. 1691)
  • 1646 Zeger Bernhard van Espen, Flemish theologist, born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1728)
  • 1664 Johann Christoph Pez, German Baroque composer, born in Munich (d. 1716)
  • 1687 Jean-Baptiste-Maurice Quinault, French composer, born in Verdun, France (d. 1745)
  • 1700 Princess Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, daughter of Louis Frederick I, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, born in Rudolstadt (d. 1780)
  • 1711 Thomas Hutchinson, Loyalist politician of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, born in Boston, Massachusetts Bay British America (d. 1780)
  • 1731 Francisco Javier Clavijero, Mexican Jesuit teacher and writer, born in Veracruz, Mexico (d. 1787)
  • 1752 Johann Friedrich Christmann, German composer, born in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1817)

William Bligh

1754 William Bligh, British naval commander (mutinied against on HMS Bounty), born in Plymouth (probable), England (d. 1817)

  • 1755 Benjamin Bourne, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Rhode Island), born in Bristol, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, British America (d. 1808)
  • 1769 Cornelis Felix van Maanen, Dutch minister of Justice (1807-42), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1846)
  • 1789 William Cranch Bond, American astronomer (codiscovered Hyperion), born in Falmouth, Maine (d. 1859)
  • 1794 William Lonsdale, English geologist and paleontologist (fossil coral), born in Bath, Somerset, England (d. 1871)
  • 1807 Richard Chenevix Trench, Irish Anglican clergyman and philologist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1886)
  • 1809 William Radford, U.S. Navy rear admiral, born in Fincastle, Virginia (d. 1890)
  • 1817 Speed Smith Fry, American lawyer, judge, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Mercer County, Kentucky (d. 1892)
  • 1819 Martin Luther Smith, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Danby, New York (d. 1866)
  • 1822 Napoléon JKP Bonaparte, French prince and member of National Convention, born in Trieste, Austrian Empire (d. 1891)
  • 1826 Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden (1856-1907), born in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg (d. 1907)
  • 1826 Thomas John Lucas, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Dearborn County, Indiana (d. 1908)

Leo Tolstoy

1828 Leo Tolstoy [Lev Nikolayevich], Russian novelist (Anna Karenina, War and Peace), born in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia (d. 1910)

  • 1834 Joseph Henry Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1903)
  • 1834 William MacRae, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1882)
  • 1840 Gentil Theodoor Antheunis, Flemish poet, born in Oudenaarde, Belgium (d. 1907)
  • 1850 Harishchandra, Indian poet, dramatist and commonly referred as "father of modern Hindi", born in Vārānasi, India (d. 1885)
  • 1850 Leopoldo Miguez, Brazilian composer, born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro (d. 1902)
  • 1850 Jane Ellen Harrison, British anthropologist and linguist, born in Cottingham, Yorkshire (d. 1928)

Fred Spofforth

1853 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricket fast bowler ("The Demon" - 18 Tests, 94 wickets @ 18.41), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1926)

  • 1855 Houston Stewart Chamberlain, British-German philosopher (wrote works about political philosophy and natural science), born in Southsea, Hampshire, England (d. 1927)
  • 1855 Anthony Francis Lucas, Croatian-American oil exploration pioneer, born in Split, Austria-Hungary (d. 1921)
  • 1858 Benjamin Kidel, English Sudan (Control of the Tropics)
  • 1865 Edwin H. Lemare, British organist and composer (Andantino in D-flat, also known as "Moonlight and Roses"), born in Ventnor, on the Isle of Wight (d. 1934)
  • 1868 Mary Austin, Ill, feminist/nature writer (Land of Little Rain)
  • 1872 Delilah L Beasley, American author/columnist (Negro trail-blazers)
  • 1872 Josef Stránský, Czech conductor (New York Philharmonic, 1911-23), born in Humpolec, Bohemia (d. 1936)
  • 1872 Edward Burlingame Hill, American composer and educator (Harvard, 1908-40), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1960)
  • 1877 Frank Chance, American baseball player, manager and "Tinkers to Evers to Chance", born in Salida, California (d. 1924
  • 1877 Jesús Castillo, Guatemalan composer (Quiché Vinak), born in San Juan Ostuncalco (d. 1946)
  • 1878 Adelaide Crapsey, American poet (d. 1914)
  • 1878 Sergio Osmeña, 4th President of the Philippines (d. 1961)
  • 1882 Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (d. 1962)
  • 1887 Alf (Alfred) Landon, (R-Ks) American politician and Presidential candidate (1932, 1936). Dies 1987
  • 1887 Raymond Walburn, American actor (Christmas in July), born in Plymouth, Indiana (d. 1969)

Colonel Sanders

1890 Colonel Harland Sanders, American founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, born in Henryville, Indiana (d. 1980)

  • 1892 Bruno Stürmer, German conductor, composer and educator, born in Freiburg, Germany (d. 1958)
  • 1892 Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American silent film actress (The Dragon Painter), born in Tokyo, Empire of Japan (d. 1961)
  • 1894 Arthur Freed, American songwriter and film producer (MGM musicals), born in Charlestown, South Carolina (d. 1973)
  • 1894 Bert Oldfield, Australian cricketer (d. 1976)
  • 1896 Fritz Reutter, German composer (d. 1963)
  • 1898 Frankie Frisch, American Baseball HOF infielder (3 x MLB All-Star; 4 x World Series; NL MVP 1931; NY Giants, St.L Cardinals) and manager (St.L Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs), born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1899 Louis Cheslock, British-born American violinist, composer and educator of Polish heritage (Peabody Institute, 1916-76), born in London (d. 1981)
  • 1899 Neil Hamilton, American actor (The White Rose, When Strangers Marry, Batman), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 1984)
  • 1899 Waite Hoyt, American Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1923, 27, 28; AL wins leader 1927; NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1899 Brassaï [Gyula Halász], Hungarian-French artist, born in Brassó, Austria-Hungary (d. 1984)
  • 1900 James Hilton, English novelist (Goodbye Mr Chips)
  • 1903 Phyllis Whitney, American writer (d. 2008)
  • 1904 Feroze Khan, Pakistani field hockey player (d. 2005)
  • 1905 Hussain Sha - Indian Saint, Philosopher, Pithapuram
  • 1905 Vytautas Bacevičius [Bacewicz], Lithuanian avant garde composer (Della Guerra Symphony), born in Łódź, Russian Empire (now Poland) (d. 1970)
  • 1907 Leon Edel, American biographer (Henry James: A Biography 1953–1972 - Pulitzer 1963), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)
  • 1907 Truman "Pinky" Tomlin, American singer and actor (Sing While You're Able, With Love and Kisses), born in Eros, Arkansas (d. 1987)
  • 1908 Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (La belle estate)
  • 1908 John Haeton, American bobsled (Olympic silver 1928, 48)
  • 1909 Jane Baxter [Fedora Kathleen Alice Forde], German actress (We Live Again), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1911 John Gorton, Australian politician, 19th Prime Minister of Australia (1968-71), born in Wellington New Zealand (disputed) (d. 2002)
  • 1911 Paul Goodman, American poet and writer (d. 1972)
  • 1915 Richard Webb, American actor (Captain Midnight, Out of the Past), born in Bloomington, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 1917 Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (Spoiling the Game, S.A.-Mann Brand), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1942)
  • 1918 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, sportscaster, LV bookmaker (The NFL Today; fired for racist remarks), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1918 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Italian President (1992-99), born in Novara, Italy (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Jacques Marin, French character actor (The Vintage, Charade), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • 1919 Gottfried Dienst, Swiss football referee (d. 1998)
  • 1920 Michael Aldridge, British actor (Last of the Summer Wine; Murder in Cathedral), born in Glastonbury, England (d. 1994)
  • 1920 Robert Wood Johnson III, American philanthropist (d. 1970)
  • 1920 Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician (d. 1993)
  • 1921 Andrzej Dobrowolski, Polish classical and experimental composer, born in Lwów, Poland (now Ukraine) (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Anthony Derrick Parsons, diplomat
  • 1922 MacKenzie John, pipe major
  • 1922 Manolis Glezos, Greek politician and writer
  • 1922 Hoyt Curtin, American composer (Hanna-Barbera cartoon themes), born in Downey, California (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Hans Dehmelt, German-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 1989), born in Gorlitz (d. 2017)

Cliff Robertson

1923 Clifford "Cliff" Robertson, American actor (Charly, Spider-Man) and spokesman for AT&T, born in La Jolla, California (d. 2011)

  • 1923 Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, American virologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1924 Bettejane "Jane" Greer, American actress (Out of the Past, Prisoner of Zenda, Clown), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2001)
  • 1924 Nino Bibbia, Italian bobsled (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1924 Sylvia Miles, American actress (Midnight Cowboy, Farewell My Lovely), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1924 Rik Van Steenbergen, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Annie nee Becker Kriegel, historian
  • 1926 Jake Carey, American actor (Rock Rock Rock!, Go, Johnny, Go!), born in Pulaski, Virginia (d. 1997)
  • 1926 Yusuf al-Qaradawi, prominent Egypt Muslim cleric
  • 1926 Robert Reese, American actor, born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1992)
  • 1927 Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (Coltrane's "A Love Supreme"), born in Pontiac, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Stan Parris, (Rep-R-VA, 1973-74, 81- )
  • 1929 Claude Nougaro, French jazz singer and songwriter, born in Toulouse, France (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Aleksei Maslennikov, Russian tenor (Bolshoi Theater, 1953-88), born in Novocherkassk, Russia (d. 2016)
  • 1930 Paolo Castaldi, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1930 Frank Lucas, American drug kingpin (fictionalised in 2007 film "American Gangster"), born in La Grange, North Carolina (d. 2019)
  • 1934 Sonia Sanchez, US playwright/poet (The Bronx is Next)
  • 1935 [Chaim] Topol, actor (Fiddler on the Roof), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1935 Gopal Baratham, Singaporean author
  • 1936 Augustinus Franz Kropfreiter, Austrian organist and composer, born in Hargelsberg, Austria (d. 2003)
  • 1937 Mikhail N Tai, Latvia, World chess champion (1960-61)
  • 1938 Richard Sharpe, English rugby player
  • 1938 Don Hogan Charles, American photographer and first African-American photographer hired by The New York Times, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1939 Howard P McKeon, (Rep-R-California)
  • 1939 Carlos Ortiz, Puerto Rican boxer
  • 1940 Joe Negroni, American pop vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall In Love"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1941 Karin von Aroldingen, German ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co), born in Griez, Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1941 Curtis Otto Bismark Curtis-Smith, American pianist, composer, and educator, born in Walla Walla, Washington (d. 2014)
  • 1941 Les Braid, England, bass (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)

Otis Redding

1941 Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter ("(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"; "Respect"), born in Dawson, Georgia (d. 1967)

  • 1941 Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (created C programming language, helped developed Unix), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1942 Inez Foxx, American R&B singer (Mockingbird), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1942 John Linder, (Rep-R-Georgia)
  • 1942 Luther Simmons, American R&B singer, songwriter and producer (The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays The Fool"), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • 1943 Art LaFleur, American actor
  • 1944 Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, born in Amsterdam (d. 1978)
  • 1945 Omukama Patrick David Matthew Olimi Kaboyo II, king of Toro
  • 1945 Dee Dee Sharp [Dione Larue], American R&B singer (I Love You Anyway), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Christopher Francis Palmer, British composer, orchestrator, and musicologist, born in Norfolk, England (d. 1995)
  • 1946 Doug Ingle, American rock vocalist and keyboard player (Iron Butterfly - "In A Gadda Da Vida"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1946 Pete Gavin [Rowney], British drummer (Heads Hands & Feet), born in London
  • 1946 Hayato Tani [Hajime Iwatani], Japanese actor, born in Kirishima, Kagoshima, Japan
  • 1946 Trevor Oakes, British pop-rock guitarist (Showaddywaddy, 1973-2008 -"Three Steps to Heaven"; "Under The Moon Of Love"), born in Leicester, England
  • 1946 Bruce Palmer, Canadian bassist (Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth"), born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia (d. 2004)
  • 1947 David Rosenboom, American composer and educator, born in Fairfield, Iowa
  • 1947 Lynn Fitzgerald, marathoner (ran 133 miles 939 yards in 24 hrs)
  • 1947 Freddy Weller, American rock guitarist (Paul Revere and The Raiders), and country singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1949 Joe Theismann, NFL quarterback (Redskins)/sportscaster
  • 1949 John Curry, British figure skater (Olympic gold, World C'ship gold, European C'ship gold 1976), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1994)
  • 1949 Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesian politician
  • 1950 John McFee, American rock and pedal steel guitarist (Van Morrison; Doobie Brothers), born in Santa Cruz California
  • 1951 Corry Konings, Dutch singer (Crying Is Too Late For You) and actress, born in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
  • 1951 Robert Desiderio, actor (Det Kennedy-Heart of the City), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951 Tom Wopat, American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard; One Life to Live) and singer (Consider It Swung), born in Lodi, Wisconsin,
  • 1951 Alexander Downer, Australian politician
  • 1952 Angela Cartwright, England (Make Room for Daddy, Lost in Space)

Dave Stewart

1952 Dave Stewart, British rock guitarist, songwriter and producer (Eurythmics - "Here Comes the Rain Again"), born in Sunderland, England

  • 1952 Lee M Morin, cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • 1952 Manuel Göttsching, German ambient and rock guitarist (Ash Ra Tempel), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1952 Phil Palmer, British rock and jazz session guitarist, noted for his slide work, born in London
  • 1953 Alisher B Usmanov, Russian business magnate and investor, born in Chust, Uzbekistan
  • 1954 Walter Paul Davis, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Pineville, North Carolina
  • 1954 Jeffrey Combs, American actor, born in Oxnard, California
  • 1955 John Kricfalusi, Canadian animator
  • 1956 Anatoli Pavlovich Artsebarsky, Russian colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12)
  • 1957 Pierre-Laurent Aimard, French concert pianist, born in Lyon, France
  • 1957 Gabriele Tredozi, Italian engineer
  • 1959 Éric Serra, French musician and composer, born in Saint-Mandé, France

Hugh Grant

1960 Hugh Grant, English actor (4 Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones' Diary), born in London, England

  • 1960 Mario Batali, American chef and restaurateur, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1960 Bob Stoops, American football coach (University of Oklahoma), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1961 Jim Corsi, Newtonville MA, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • 1962 Aleta Rzepecki Sill, bowler (1983 WIBC single), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1962 Derek Kennard, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962 Jack Trudeau, American NFL quarterback (Carolina Panthers), born in Forest Lake, Minnesota
  • 1963 Leslie Thompson, American cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • 1965 Brenda Epperson, American actress (Ashley Abbott-Young & Restless), born in North Hollywood, California
  • 1965 Dan Majerle, American NBA guard (Miami Heat), born in Traverse City, Michigan
  • 1965 Todd Zeile, American baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Van Nuys, Los Angeles,

Adam Sandler

1966 Adam Sandler, American actor and comedian (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Saturday Night Live), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1966 Alison Sydor, Canadian cyclist (Olympic silver 1996), born in Edmonton, Canada
  • 1966 David Bennent, Swiss actor (Tin Drum, Legend), born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1966 Kevin Hatcher, American NHL defenseman (Team USA, Dallas, Pitts), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1966 Georg Hackl, German luger, born in West Germany
  • 1967 B. J. Armstrong, American basketball guard (Charlotte Hornets), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967 Laurence Tremolet, French cinematographer and actress (Cyclo, Metisse), born in Rodez, France
  • 1967 Akshay Kumar, Indian actor, producer, stuntman and TV personality (Rustom, Baby, Hera Pheri), born in Amritsar, Punjab
  • 1968 Jon Drummond, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Julia Sawalha, English actress (Saffron-Abfab, Chrissy-Buddy's Song), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1968 Clive Mendonca, English footballer, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1969 Scott DeFreitas, American actor (Andy Dixon-As the World Turns), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Sean Rooks, American basketball center (LA Lakers), born in New York City, New York
  • 1969 Constance Marie, American actress, born in East Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Dan Miceli, American baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1970 Joey Hamilton, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Statesboro, Georgia
  • 1970 Mike Faulkerson, American football fullback (Chicago Bears), born in Kingsport, Tennessee
  • 1970 Natalia Streignard, Venezuelan actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1971 Henry Thomas, American actor (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1971 Jill Sudduth, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1972 Ben Bronson, American football wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Jasper, Texas
  • 1972 Mike Hampton, American baseball pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Brooksville, Florida
  • 1972 Miriam Oremans, Dutch tennis player, born in Berlicum, Netherlands
  • 1972 Natasha Kaplinsky, British newsreader, born in Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 1972 Goran Višnjić, Croatian actor, born in Šibenik, Croatia
  • 1973 Troy Rudolph, Canadian actor and production assistant (Suburbanators, Viper), born in Calgary, Canada
  • 1973 Kazuhisa Ishii, Japanese baseball player, born in Chiba, Japan
  • 1974 Jennie Kwan, American actress (Samantha Woo-California Dreams), born in Glendale, California
  • 1974 Leah O'Brien, American softball player (Olympic gold 1996), born in Garden Grove, California
  • 1974 Mathias Färm, Swedish guitarist (Millencolin), born in Örebro, Sweden
  • 1974 Vikram Batra, Indian army officer, born in Palampur, India (d. 1999)