Birthdays in History on September 9

AurelianAurelian (214-275 AD)

Roman Emperor (270-275), born in Serdica

  • 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)
  • 1585 Armand Jean du Plessicide de Richelieu, premier of France (1624-42), born in Paris (d. 1642)
  • 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)
  • 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)

William BlighWilliam Bligh (1754-1817)

British naval commander (mutinied against on HMS Bounty), born in Plymouth (probable), England

  • 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 TolstoyLeo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

Russian novelist (Anna Karenina, War and Peace), born in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia

  • 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)
  • 1850 Harishchandra, Indian poet, dramatist and commonly referred as "father of modern Hindi", born in Vārānasi, India (d. 1885)
  • 1850 Jane Ellen Harrison, British anthropologist and linguist, born in Cottingham, Yorkshire (d. 1928)
  • 1855 Anthony Francis Lucas, Croatian-American oil exploration pioneer, born in Split, Austria-Hungary (d. 1921)
  • 1855 Houston Stewart Chamberlain, British-German philosopher (wrote works about political philosophy and natural science), born in Southsea, Hampshire, England (d. 1927)
  • 1858 Benjamin Kidel, English Sudan (Control of the Tropics)
  • 1868 Mary Austin, Ill, feminist/nature writer (Land of Little Rain)
  • 1872 Delilah L Beasley, American author/columnist (Negro trail-blazers)
  • 1878 Adelaide Crapsey, American poet (d. 1914)
  • 1878 Sergio Osmeña, 4th President of the Philippines (d. 1961)
  • 1887 Alf Landon, American politician, Governor of Kansas (1933-37) and Republican Presidential nominee in 1936, born in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)

Colonel SandersColonel Sanders (1890-1980)

American founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, born in Henryville, Indiana

  • 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)
  • 1905 Hussain Sha - Indian Saint, Philosopher, Pithapuram
  • 1907 Leon Edel, American biographer (Henry James: A Biography 1953–1972 - Pulitzer 1963), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)
  • 1908 Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (La belle estate)
  • 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)
  • 1918 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Italian President (1992-99), born in Novara, Italy (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Gottfried Dienst, Swiss football referee (d. 1998)
  • 1920 Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician (d. 1993)
  • 1920 Robert Wood Johnson III, American philanthropist (d. 1970)
  • 1922 Anthony Derrick Parsons, diplomat
  • 1922 Hans Dehmelt, German-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 1989), born in Gorlitz (d. 2017)
  • 1922 Manolis Glezos, Greek politician and writer
  • 1923 Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, American virologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1926 Annie nee Becker Kriegel, historian
  • 1926 Yusuf al-Qaradawi, prominent Egypt Muslim cleric
  • 1929 Stan Parris, American politician (Rep-R-VA, 1973-74, 81-91), born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • 1934 Sonia Sanchez, US playwright/poet (The Bronx is Next)
  • 1935 Gopal Baratham, Singaporean author
  • 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 "Buck" McKeon, (Rep-R-California 1993-2015), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941 Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (created C programming language, helped developed Unix), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1941 Les Braid, England, bass (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • 1942 John Linder, American politician (Rep-R-Georgia 1993-2011), born in Deer River, Minnesota
  • 1945 Omukama Patrick David Matthew Olimi Kaboyo II, king of Toro
  • 1949 Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesian politician
  • 1951 Alexander Downer, Australian politician
  • 1952 Angela Cartwright, England (Make Room for Daddy, Lost in Space)
  • 1952 Lee M Morin, cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • 1953 Alisher B Usmanov, Russian business magnate and investor, born in Chust, Uzbekistan
  • 1956 Anatoli Pavlovich Artsebarsky, Russian colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12)
  • 1957 Gabriele Tredozi, Italian engineer
  • 1960 Mario Batali, American chef and restaurateur, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1962 Aleta Rzepecki Sill, bowler (1983 WIBC single), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1972 Natasha Kaplinsky, British newsreader, born in Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 1974 Vikram Batra, Indian army officer, born in Palampur, India (d. 1999)
  • 1984 Farrah Gray, American entrepreneur and author (Reallionaire), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 2000 Victoria Federica de Marichalar y de Borbón, granddaughter of king Juan Carlos I of Spain