Birthdays in History on April 9

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1336 Tamerlane (Timur), Turkic conqueror and founder of the Timurid Dynasty, born in Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan (d. 1405)

Turkic Conqueror Tamerlane
Turkic Conqueror
Tamerlane
  • 1498 John, Cardinal of Lorraine, French churchman (d. 1550)
  • 1597 John Davenport, Connecticut pioneer (d. 1670)
  • 1634 Albertine Agnes, princess of Orange-Nassau
  • 1648 Henri de Massue, Marquis de Ruvigny, 1st Viscount Galway, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1720)
  • 1649 James Scott, duke of Monmouth, bastard son of English king Charles II
  • 1680 Philippe N√©ricault Destouches, French dramatist (d. 1754)
  • 1686 James Craggs the Younger, British politician (d. 1721)
  • 1691 Johann Matthias Gesner, German classical scholar (d. 1761)
  • 1751 Emanuel Schikaneder, [Johann Schickeneder], German playwright [or 9/1]
  • 1754 Pieter Paulus, Dutch lawyer/CEO (National Convention)
  • 1770 Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist (d. 1831)
  • 1773 √Čtienne Aignan, French writer (d. 1824
  • 1785 Sibrand Acker Stratingh, Dutch physician/chemist (electric car 1835)
  • 1791 George Peacock, Denton County Durham, English Mathematician (algebraic theory)
  • 1794 Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute (d. 1881)
  • 1806 Isambard Kingdom Brunel, designer of 1st transatlantic steamer
  • 1812 Randolph Barnes Marcy, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Greenwich, Massachusetts (d. 1887)
  • 1821 Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, French symbolist poet (Flowers of Evil)
  • 1821 Charles [Pierre] Baudelaire, French poet and translator (Les Fleurs du mal), born in Paris, France (d. 1867)
  • 1826 Thomas Hewson Neill, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1885)
  • 1830 Eadweard Muybridge, England, pioneered study of motion, photography
  • 1835 Leopold II, King of Belgians (1865-1909)
  • 1848 Helena Lange, German feminist
  • 1851 C E Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (Neth Indies)
  • 1855 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet
  • 1861 Charles Holroyd, painter/etcher
  • 1864 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English electrical Engineer and Inventor, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1865 Charles Proteus Steinmetz, German experiment with AC electricity

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1865 Erich Ludendorff, German general during World War I, born in Kruszewnia, Prussia (d. 1937)

German General Erich Ludendorff
German General
Erich Ludendorff
  • 1867 Chris Watson, third Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1941)
  • 1872 Leon Blum, French premier (People's front government)
  • 1879 Gerald Festus Kelly, artist
  • 1882 Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, (d. 1946)
  • 1888 Sol Hurok, theatrical impresario
  • 1895 Michel Simon, [Francois], Geneva Switzerland
  • 1899 James Smith McDonnell, American aviator and engineer, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1903 Gregory Pincus, American biologist and inventor (birth control pill), born in Woodbine, New Jersey (d. 1903)
  • 1903 Willem Pee, Belgian linguist
  • 1905 J William Fulbright, (Sen-D-Ark)
  • 1906 Todd Naylor "Hugh" Gaitskell, MP (Labour)
  • 1908 Victor Vasarely, Hungarian/French painter/author (Op Art)
  • 1909 Domenico Enrici, Apostolic Nuncio
  • 1910 Abraham A Ribicoff, (Sen-D-Ct)
  • 1911 Lord Deramore, architect
  • 1912 Lew Kopelew, Russian author (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Richard Young, CEO (Boosey & Hawkes)
  • 1915 Daniel Johnson, Sr., Quebec politician (d. 1968)
  • 1917 Johannes Bobrowski, writer
  • 1919 John Presper Eckert, co-inventor (1st electronic computer-ENIAC)
  • 1920 David Walker, Professor of Law (Glasgow University)

  • 1921 Yitzhak Navon, President of Israel (1978-83), born in Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine,(d. 2015)
  • 1922 Carl Amery [Christian Anton Mayer], German writer, born in Munich (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Gerald Moverley, Roman Catholic bishop (Hallam)
  • 1922 Michael Palliser, head of British diplomatic service
  • 1925 Michael Richardson, vice CEO (N M Rotschild)
  • 1925 Tom Jackson, British union leader (Post Office)
  • 1926 Graham Hills, principal (Strathclyde University, England)
  • 1926 Harris Wofford, (Sen-R-Pennsylvania)

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1926 Hugh Hefner, American magazine publisher and businessman (Playboy), born in Chicago, Illinois

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • 1926 Lord Fitt, MP (Belfast Ireland)
  • 1926 Michael Ogden, British barrister (Ogden Tables), born in London (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Brian Cubbon, British senior civil servant
  • 1928 Floyd D Spence, (Rep-R-SC, 1971- )
  • 1930 F. Albert Cotton, American chemist (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Nathaniel Branden, Canadian psychotherapist
  • 1931 Martin Rogers, director (Farmington Institute for Christian Studies)
  • 1931 Richard Hatfield, Canadian politician (d. 1991)
  • 1932 Jim Fowler, naturalist (Wild Kingdom), born in Albany, Georgia
  • 1932 Paul Krassner, comic strip cartoonist (MAD Magazine)/founder (Yippies)
  • 1932 Peter Moores, director (Littlewoods)
  • 1932 Vladimir Aleksandrovich Degtyaryov, cosmonaut
  • 1932 Jim Fowler, American zoologist
  • 1933 Jacques Molicard, translator/navigator
  • 1933 Richard Rose, Professor of Public Policy (Strathclyde University)
  • 1934 Bill Birch, New Zealand politician
  • 1936 Michael Somare, British foreign affairs minister (Paupa & New Guinea)
  • 1937 Barrington J[ohn] Bayley, UK, sci-fi author (Collision Course)
  • 1938 Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician
  • 1940 Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1942 Earl F Hillard, (Rep-D-Alabama)
  • 1946 Philip Wright, rocker (Paper Lace)
  • 1950 Kenneth D Cockrell, Astronaut (STS 56, 69, 80), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1954 Iain Duncan Smith, British politician
  • 1955 Joolz Denby, English poet and novelist
  • 1955 Kate Heyhoe, American food writer
  • 1957 Martin Margiela, Belgian fashion designer, born in Genk, Belgium
  • 1963 Marc Jacobs, American fashion designer (Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Jeff Zucker, American television executive
  • 1965 Jay Wesley Neill, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
  • 1967 Alex Kahn, American artist
  • 1970 Mike Barz, American meteorologist and TV anchor
  • 1973 Spencer "Spenny" Rice, Canadian Entertainer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1974 Alexander Pichushkin, Russian serial killer
  • 1981 Eric Harris, Columbine High School shooter, born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1999)
  • 1987 Sarah of Brunei, wife of Crown Prince of Brunei, born in Bandar Seri Begawan, Sultanate of Brunei
  • 1990 Marston Glenn Hefner, son of Hugh Hefner & Kimberley Conrad