Monday, January 9, 2012

January 9 Birthdays

* 1475 – Crinitus, Florentine humanist (d. 1507) * 1554 – Pope Gregory XV (d. 1623) * 1571 – Charles Bonaventure de Longueval, Count of Bucquoy, soldier in Habsburg service (d. 1621) * 1589 – Ivan Gundulić, Croatian poet (d. 1638) * 1624 – Empress Meishō (d. 1696) * 1685 – Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch philologist (d. 1766) * 1728 – Thomas Warton, English poet (d. 1790) * 1735 – John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent Royal Navy, Admiral of the Fleet * 1745 – Caleb Strong, 6th and 10th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1819) * 1753 – Luísa Todi, Portuguese mezzo-soprano opera singer (d. 1833) * 1773 – Cassandra Austen, English watercolorist and sister of Jane Austen (d. 1845) * 1790 – Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish poet (d. 1855) * 1811 – Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (d. 1856) * 1818 – Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon, French sculptor and photographer (d. 1881) * 1819 – James Francis, Premier of Victoria (d. 1884) * 1823 – Johannes Friedrich August von Esmarch, German surgeon (d. 1908) * 1829 – Thomas William Robertson, English playwright (d. 1871) * 1829 – Adolf von Schlagintweit, German explorer (d. 1857) * 1832 – Félix-Gabriel Marchand, French-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1900) * 1839 – John Knowles Paine, American composer (d. 1906) * 1848 – Princess Frederica of Hanover (d. 1926) * 1849 – John Hartley, English tennis player (d. 1935) * 1854 – Jennie Jerome, American socialite and mother of Winston Churchill (d. 1921) * 1856 – Anton Aškerc, Slovenian priest and poet (d. 1912) * 1859 – Carrie Chapman Catt, American suffragist leader (d. 1947) * 1864 – Vladimir Steklov, Russian mathematician (d. 1926) * 1868 – S. P. L. Sørensen, Danish chemist (d. 1939) * 1870 – Joseph B Strauss, American civil engineer (d. 1938) * 1873 – Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Hebrew poet (d. 1934) * 1875 – Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American socialite (d. 1942) * 1879 – John Broadus Watson, American psychologist (d. 1958) * 1881 – Lascelles Abercrombie, British poet and critic (d. 1938) * 1881 – Edouard Beaupré, horse lifter (d. 1904) * 1881 – Giovanni Papini, Italian writer (d. 1956) * 1886 – Lloyd Loar, Acoustical engineer and inventor of the Gibson F-5 mandolin (d. 1943) * 1890 – Karel Čapek, Czech writer (d. 1938) * 1890 – Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist (d. 1935) * 1892 – Eva Bowring, American politician (d. 1985) * 1896 – Warwick Braithwaite, New Zealand-born British conductor (d. 1971) * 1897 – Karl Löwith, German philosopher (d. 1973) * 1898 – Wally Baker, American supercentenarian (d. 2009) * 1898 – Vilma Bánky, Hungarian actress (d. 1991) * 1898 – Gracie Fields, English music hall performer (d. 1979) * 1900 – Richard Halliburton, American adventurer (presumed dead 1939) * 1900 – Maria of Romania, Queen Consort of Yugoslavia (d. 1961) * 1901 – Chic Young, American cartoonist (d. 1973) * 1902 – Rudolf Bing, Austrian-born opera manager (d. 1997) * 1902 – Saint Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish Catholic priest and founder of Opus Dei (d. 1975) * 1903 – Hem Vejakorn, Thai illustrator (d. 1969) * 1908 – Simone de Beauvoir, French author (d. 1986) * 1909 – Herva Nelli, Italian-born soprano (d. 1994) * 1909 – Anthony Mamo, Malta's 1st President (d. 2008) * 1909 – Patrick Peyton, Irish Roman Catholic prelate (d. 1992) * 1909 – J. R. Simplot, American entrepreneur (d. 2008) * 1912 – Ralph Tubbs, British architect (d. 1996) * 1913 – Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States (d. 1994) * 1914 – Kenny (Klook) Clarke, American jazz drummer and composer (d. 1985) * 1915 – Fernando Lamas, Argentine actor (d. 1982) * 1915 – Anita Louise, U.S. actress (d. 1970) * 1916 – Vic Mizzy, American orchestra leader (d. 2009) * 1916 – Peter Twinn, English World War II code-breaker (d. 2004) * 1918 – Alma Ziegler, American baseball player [AAGPBL] (d. 2005) * 1920 – Chan Canasta, Polish-British magician (d. 1999) * 1920 – Clive Dunn, British actor * 1920 – Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar (d. 1998) * 1921 – Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (d. 2006) * 1922 – Har Gobind Khorana, Nobel laureate,Indian (d. 2011) * 1922 – Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea (d. 1984) * 1924 – Sergei Parajanov, Soviet film director (d. 1990) * 1925 – Lee Van Cleef, American actor (d. 1989) * 1926 – Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian politician, Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 2002) * 1928 – Judith Krantz, American author * 1928 – Domenico Modugno, Italian singer and songwriter (d. 1994) * 1929 – Brian Friel, Irish dramatist * 1929 – Heiner Muller, German dramatist (d. 1995) * 1929 – Dorothea Puente, American serial killer (d. 2011) * 1931 – Algis Budrys, American author (d. 2008) * 1933 – Robert Garcia, American politician * 1933 – Wilbur Smith, Zambian-British novelist * 1934 – Bart Starr, American football player * 1934 – Mahendra Kapoor Indian Singer(d.2008) * 1935 – Bob Denver, American actor (d. 2005) * 1935 – Dick Enberg, American sportscaster * 1935 – Earl G. Graves, Sr., African-American publisher * 1935 – Brian Harradine, Australian independent Senator * 1936 – Anne Rivers Siddons, American writer * 1938 – Stuart Woods, American novelist * 1939 – Susannah York, British actress (d. 2011) * 1940 – Jimmy Boyd, American actor and singer (d. 2009) * 1940 – Barbara Buczek, Polish composer (d. 1993) * 1940 – Al Downing, American singer (d. 2005) * 1940 – Ruth Dreifuss, Swiss politician * 1941 – Joan Baez, American singer and activist * 1941 – Gilles Vaillancourt, Quebec politician * 1942 – K Callan, American actress * 1942 – John Dunning, American writer * 1942 – Lee Kun-hee, Korean industrialist, chairman of Samsung * 1942 – Judy Malloy, American hypertext fiction pioneer and artist * 1943 – Robert Drewe, Australian author * 1943 – Elmer MacFadyen, Canadian politician (d. 2007) * 1943 – Freddie Starr, English comedian and singer * 1943 – Scott Walker, American singer * 1944 – Ian Hornak, American painter, draughtsman and sculptor (d. 2002) * 1944 – Jimmy Page, British musician and producer (Led Zeppelin) * 1945 – John Doman, American actor * 1947 – Ronnie Landfield, American artist * 1948 – Bill Cowsill, American singer (The Cowsills) (d. 2006) * 1948 – Cassie Gaines, backup Singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977) * 1950 – David Johansen, American singer * 1950 – Rio Reiser, German singer (d. 1996) * 1951 – M.L. Carr, basketball player and coach * 1951 – Crystal Gayle, American singer * 1952 – Hugh Bayley, British politician * 1952 – Michael Capuano, American politician, United States Congressman from Massachusetts * 1953 – Javad Alizadeh, Iranian cartoonist. * 1953 – Morris Gleitzman, British-Australian children's author * 1954 – Philippa Gregory, English historical novelist * 1955 – Michiko Kakutani, American literary critic * 1955 – J. K. Simmons, American actor * 1956 – Kimberly Beck, American actress * 1956 – Imelda Staunton, British actress * 1956 – Mike Walczewski, American public address announcer at Madison Square Garden * 1957 – Bibie, Ghanaian singer * 1957 – Phil Lewis, American singer (L.A. Guns) * 1958 – Mehmet Ali Ağca, Turkish attempted assassin of Pope John Paul II * 1958 – Stephen Neale, British philosopher * 1959 – Mark Martin, American race car driver * 1959 – Rigoberta Menchú, Nobel Peace Prize laureate * 1959 – Cristi Minculescu, Romanian musician * 1959 – Otis Nixon, American baseball player * 1961 – Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter * 1963 – Michael Everson, expert in writing systems and Unicode * 1965 – Darren Bennett, Australian-born American football player * 1964 – Stan Javier, Dominican baseball player * 1965 – Muggsy Bogues, American basketball player * 1965 – Iain Dowie, English football manager * 1965 – Eric Erlandson, American musician * 1965 – Haddaway, Trinidadian singer * 1965 – Joely Richardson, British actress * 1966 – Jan Johansen, Swedish singer * 1967 – Carl Bell, American musician * 1967 – Claudio Caniggia, Argentinian footballer * 1967 – Steve Harwell, American singer and musician (Smash Mouth) * 1967 – Dave Matthews, South African singer and musician * 1967 – Gary Teichmann, South African rugby player * 1968 – Jimmy Adams, West Indian cricketer * 1968 – Joey Lauren Adams, American actress * 1968 – Catalina Saavedra, Chilean actress * 1968 – Al Schnier, American rock guitarist (moe.) * 1970 – Lara Fabian, Belgian singer * 1970 – Alex Staropoli, Italian keyboardist (Rhapsody Of Fire) * 1970 – Mia X, American rapper * 1971 – Daniel Dumile, American hip hop artist * 1971 – Angie Martinez, American rapper and radio talk host * 1971 – Yusuke Naora, Japanese game art director * 1971 – Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian author * 1971 – Scott Thornton, Canadian ice hockey player * 1972 – Sarah Beeny, British TV personality * 1972 – Mat Hoffman, professional BMX rider * 1972 – Jay Powell, baseball player * 1973 – Angela Bettis, American actress * 1974 – Farhan Akhtar, Indian Bollywood director, actor, producer, singer. * 1975 – Kiko Calero, Puerto Rican baseball player * 1976 – Radek Bonk, Czech ice hockey player * 1976 – Simon Gosejohann, German comedian * 1976 – Todd Grisham, American professional wrestling interviewer * 1977 – Beth Troutman, American production assistant * 1978 – Mathieu Garon, Canadian ice hockey player * 1978 – Gennaro Gattuso, Italian footballer * 1978 – AJ McLean, American singer (Backstreet Boys) * 1978 – Chad Ochocinco, American football player * 1978 – Maggie Rizer, American model and AIDS activist * 1979 – Athanassios Prittas, Greek footballer * 1979 – Tomiko Van, Japanese singer * 1980 – Sergio García, Spanish golfer * 1981 – Euzebiusz Smolarek, Polish footballer * 1982 – Timmy Bowers, American basketball player * 1982 – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge * 1983 – Sharad Malhotra, Indian television actor * 1984 – Benjamin Danso, German rugby player * 1986 – Jéferson, Brazilian footballer * 1986 – Amanda Mynhardt, South African netballer * 1987 – Sam Bird, English racing driver * 1987 – Mao Inoue, Japanese actress * 1987 – Lucas Pezzini Leiva, Brazilian footballer * 1987 – Paolo Nutini, Scottish singer/songwriter * 1987 – Pablo Santos, Mexican actor (d. 2006) * 1989 – Michael Beasley, American basketball player * 1989 – Nina Dobrev, Bulgarian actress * 1989 – Michaëlla Krajicek, Dutch tennis player * 1989 – Chris Sandow, Australian Rugby League player * 1990 – Melissa Ricks, Filipina actress

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