Thursday, February 9, 2012

February 9 Birthdays

* 1533 – Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai (d. 1611)
* 1645 – Johann Aegidius Bach, German violist (d. 1716)
* 1666 – George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (d. 1737)
* 1737 – Thomas Paine, English radical liberal philosopher, American revolutionary (d. 1809)
* 1747 – John Thomas Duckworth, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1817)
* 1748 – Luther Martin, American patriot (d. 1826)
* 1756 – Karel Blažej Kopřiva, Czech composer (d. 1785)
* 1763 – Ludwig I, Grand Duke of Baden (d. 1830)
* 1769 – Susette Gontard, the beloved of the poet Friedrich Hölderlin (d. 1802)
* 1773 – William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States (d. 1841)
* 1775 – Farkas Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1856)
* 1781 – Johann Baptist von Spix, German scientist (d. 1826)
* 1783 – Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (d. 1852)
* 1789 – Franz Xaver Gabelsberger, German inventor of the stenography (d. 1849)
* 1800 – Hyrum Smith, American religious leader (d. 1844)
* 1814 – Samuel Jones Tilden, 28th Governor of New York (d. 1886)
* 1830 – Abd-ul-Aziz, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1876)
* 1834 – Felix Dahn, German author (d. 1912)
* 1839 – Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (d. 1896)
* 1846 – Wilhelm Maybach, German automotive designer (d. 1929)
* 1846 – Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (d. 1904)
* 1865 – Mrs. Patrick Campbell, British actress (d. 1940)
* 1865 – Erich von Drygalski, German geographer, geophysicist, and polar scientist (d. 1949)
* 1867 – Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist. (d. 1916)
* 1871 – Howard Taylor Ricketts, American bacteriologist. (d. 1910)
* 1874 – Amy Lowell, American poet (d. 1925)
* 1880 – Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1959)
* 1885 – Alban Berg, Austrian composer (d. 1935)
* 1891 – Ronald Colman, English actor (d. 1958)
* 1892 – Peggy Wood, American actress (d. 1978)
* 1893 – Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas, Greek lawyer, politician and Prime Minister (d. 1987)
* 1895 – Hermann Brill, German politician (d. 1959)
* 1897 – Charles Kingsford Smith, Australian pilot (d. 1935)
* 1901 – Brian Donlevy, Irish actor (d. 1972)
* 1901 – James Murray, American actor (d. 1936)
* 1902 – Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's leader (d. 1999)
* 1906 – André Kostolany, stock market expert and speculator (d. 1999)
* 1909 – Heather Angel, British actress (d. 1986)
* 1909 – Harald Genzmer, German composer (d. 2007)
* 1909 – Carmen Miranda, Brazilian actress (d. 1955)
* 1909 – Dean Rusk, 54th United States Secretary of State (d. 1994)
* 1910 – Jacques Monod, French biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
* 1911 – William Darby, American World War II Army officer (d. 1945)
* 1912 – Futabayama Sadaji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 35th Yokozuna (d. 1968)
* 1914 – Bill Justice, American Disney animator
* 1914 – Ernest Tubb, American singer (d. 1984)
* 1914 – Bill Veeck, American baseball executive (d. 1986)
* 1915 – Lennard Pearce, English actor (d. 1984)
* 1916 – Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
* 1919 – John Abramovic, American basketball player (d. 2000)
* 1922 – Kathryn Grayson, American actress (d. 2010)
* 1922 – Jim Laker, English cricketer (d. 1986)
* 1923 – Brendan Behan, Irish author (d. 1964)
* 1925 – Burkhard Heim, German physicist (d. 2001)
* 1926 – Garret FitzGerald, 7th Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland (d. 2011)
* 1928 – Frank Frazetta, American illustrator (d. 2010)
* 1928 – Rinus Michels, Dutch football coach (d. 2005)
* 1928 – Roger Mudd, American journalist
* 1929 – Clement Meadmore, Australian-born sculptor (d. 2005)
* 1929 – Danny Malloy (Boxer), Scottish professional boxer and footballer
* 1930 – Garner Ted Armstrong, American evangelist (d. 2003)
* 1931 – Thomas Bernhard, Austrian playwright and novelist (d. 1989)
* 1931 – Josef Masopust, Czech footballer
* 1932 – Tatsuro Hirooka, Japanese baseball player
* 1932 – Gerhard Richter, German painter
* 1933 – Loris Azzaro, French fashion designer (d. 2003)
* 1934 – John Ziegler, former NHL Commissioner
* 1935 – Rev. Lionel Fanthorpe, British pastor, entertainer, journalist, writer and paranormal investigator
* 1936 – Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country singer
* 1936 – Clive Swift, British actor
* 1937 – Clete Boyer, American baseball player (d. 2007)
* 1937 – Tomislav Gotovac, Croatian movie director, actor, performer, multimedia and conceptual artist (d. 2010.)
* 1939 – Barry Mann, American singer
* 1939 – Janet Suzman, South African actress
* 1940 – Brian Bennett, British musician (The Shadows)
* 1940 – J. M. Coetzee, South African author, Nobel laureate
* 1941 – Sheila Kuehl, American actress
* 1942 – Carole King, American singer
* 1943 – Barbara Lewis, American singer and songwriter
* 1943 – Jonny Nilsson, Swedish speedskater
* 1943 – Joe Pesci, American actor
* 1943 – Joseph E. Stiglitz, American economist, Nobel laureate
* 1944 – Derryn Hinch, Australian media personality
* 1944 – Alice Walker, American writer
* 1945 – Mia Farrow, American actress
* 1945 – Gérard Lenorman, French singer
* 1946 – Eamon Duffy, Irish academic, Cambridge University
* 1946 – Séan Neeson, Northern Irish politician
* 1946 – Vince Papale, American football player
* 1946 – Jim Webb, American politician, senior senator of Virginia
* 1947 – Reinhard Adler, German footballer
* 1947 – Carla Del Ponte, Swiss UN prosecutor
* 1947 – Joe Ely, American musician
* 1947 – Major Harris, American singer
* 1947 – Michel Lamarche, Canadian professional wrestler
* 1949 – Judith Light, American actress
* 1950 – Richard F. Colburn, American politician
* 1952 – Danny White, American football player
* 1952 – Mookie Wilson, American baseball player
* 1953 – Ciarán Hinds, Northern Irish actor
* 1953 – Father Ezechiele Ramin MCCJ, Italian Comboni missionary priest and martyr (d. 1985)
* 1953 – Gabriel Rotello, American television documentary producer
* 1954 – Mary Jo Duffy, American comic book writer and editor
* 1954 – Christopher Gardner, American entrepreneur
* 1954 – Kevin Warwick, British cybernetics scientist
* 1954 – Omar Belhouchet, Algerian journalist
* 1955 – Jim J. Bullock, American actor
* 1955 – Charles Shaughnessy, British actor
* 1957 – Gordon Strachan, Scottish football player and manager
* 1958 – Chris Nilan, hockey player
* 1958 – Cyrille Regis, English former footballer
* 1960 – Holly Johnson, British singer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
* 1960 – Peggy Whitson, NASA astronaut
* 1961 – John Kruk, American baseball player
* 1961 – Jussi Lampi, Finnish musician and actor
* 1962 – Anik Bissonnette, French-Canadian ballet dancer (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens)
* 1963 – Brian Greene, American physicist
* 1963 – Travis Tritt, American singer
* 1965 – Igor Malkov, Russian speedskater
* 1965 – Julie Warner, American actress
* 1966 – Harald Eia, Norwegian TV personality and comedian
* 1966 – Ellen van Langen, Dutch athlete
* 1967 – Todd Pratt, American baseball player
* 1968 – Alejandra Guzmán, Mexican singer
* 1968 – Rahul Roy, Indian actor
* 1968 – Derek Strong, American basketball player
* 1969 – Tom Scharpling, American radio-host
* 1969 – Ian Eagle, American sportscaster
* 1969 – Jimmy Smith, American football player
* 1970 – Krister Linder, Swedish musician
* 1970 – Glenn McGrath, Australian cricketer
* 1971 – Sharon Case, American actress
* 1971 – Johan Mjällby, Swedish footballer
* 1972 – Darren Ferguson, Scottish footballer
* 1972 – Crispin Freeman, American voice actor
* 1972 – Jason Winston George, American actor
* 1972 – Norbert Rózsa, Hungarian swimmer
* 1973 – Svetlana Boginskaya, Soviet gymnast
* 1973 – Colin Egglesfield, American actor
* 1974 – Erra Fazira, Malaysian actress and beauty queen
* 1974 – Brad Maynard, American football player
* 1974 – Amber Valletta, American model
* 1974 – John Wallace, American basketball player
* 1975 – Kurt Asle Arvesen, Norwegian cyclist
* 1975 – Viktor Chistiakov, Russian-born Australian athlete
* 1975 – Clinton Grybas, Australian football commentator (d. 2008)
* 1975 – Vladimir Guerrero, Dominican baseball player
* 1976 – Charlie Day, American actor
* 1976 – Georgios Korakakis, Greek footballer
* 1978 – Airton Daré, Brazilian racing driver
* 1979 – David Gray, English snooker player
* 1979 – Akinori Iwamura, Japanese baseball player
* 1979 – Irina Slutskaya, Russian figure skater
* 1979 – Zhang Ziyi, Chinese actress
* 1980 – Angelos Charisteas, Greek footballer
* 1980 – Shelly Martinez, American wrestler
* 1981 – Joël Camathias, Swiss racing driver
* 1981 – Tom Hiddleston, English actor
* 1981 – John Walker Lindh, American Taliban fighter
* 1981 – James Owen "The Rev" Sullivan, American musician (Avenged Sevenfold) (d. 2009)
* 1982 – Jameer Nelson, American basketball player
* 1982 – Ami Suzuki, Japanese singer
* 1982 – Chris Weale, English footballer
* 1983 – Mikel Arruabarrena, Spanish footballer
* 1984 – Maurice Ager, American basketball player
* 1984 – Han Kyung, Chinese pop artist/Korean singer Super Junior
* 1984 – Dioner Navarro, Venezuelan baseball player
* 1985 – David Gallagher, American actor
* 1985 – Rachel Melvin, American actress
* 1986 – Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein, of Jordan
* 1987 – Davide Lanzafame, Italian footballer
* 1987 – Magdalena Neuner, German biathlete
* 1987 – Joe O'Cearuill, Irish footballer
* 1988 – Lotte Friis, Danish swimmer
* 1989 – Wu Chia-ching, Taiwanese pool player
* 1989 – Gia Farrell, American singer
* 1990 – Tyson Houseman, Canadian actor
* 1990 – Camille Winbush, American actress
* 1992 – Avan Jogia, Canadian actor
* 1996 – Jimmy Bennett, American actor

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