Friday, March 9, 2012

March 9 Birthdays

* 1213 – Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, French crusader (d. 1271)
* 1285 – Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan (d. 1318)
* 1454 – Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer and cartographer (d. 1512)
* 1564 – David Fabricius, German astronomer (d. 1617)
* 1568 – Aloysius Gonzaga, Italian saint (d. 1591)
* 1627 – John Bowne, English-born American Quaker (d. 1695)
* 1629 – Tsar Alexis I of Russia (d. 1676)
* 1695 – Martín Sarmiento, Spanish writer and scholar (d.1772)
* 1720 – Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, English politician (d. 1790)
* 1727 – Johann Gottlieb Preller, German cantor, composer, and land surveyor (d. 1786)
* 1737 – Josef Mysliveček, Czech composer (d. 1781)
* 1749 – Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, French writer and politician (d. 1791)
* 1753 – Jean-Baptiste Kleber, French general (d. 1800)
* 1758 – Franz Joseph Gall, German neuroscientist (d. 1828)
* 1763 – William Cobbett, English journalist and author (d. 1835)
* 1806 – Edwin Forrest, American actor and philanthropist (d. 1872)
* 1814 – Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet (d. 1861)
* 1815 – David Davis, American politician and jurist; United States Senator from Illinois and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1886)
* 1820 – Samuel Blatchford, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1893)
* 1825 – Alexander F. Mozhayskiy, Russian aviation pioneer (d. 1890)
* 1833 – Frederick A. Schroeder, industrialist and mayor of Brooklyn (d. 1899)
* 1839 – Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer (d. 1908)
* 1856 – Eddie Foy, American singer and dancer (d. 1928)
* 1856 – Tom Roberts, Australian artist (d. 1931)
* 1887 – Fritz Lenz, German geneticist (d. 1976)
* 1887 – Phil Mead, English cricketer (d. 1958)
* 1890 – Rupert Balfe, Australian footballer (d. 1915)
* 1890 – Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician (d. 1986)
* 1891 – José P. Laurel, 3rd President of the Philippines (d. 1959)
* 1892 – Vita Sackville-West, English writer and gardener (d. 1962)
* 1894 – Frank Arnau, German writer (d. 1976)
* 1900 – Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (d. 1948)
* 1902 – Will Geer, American actor (d. 1978)
* 1904 – Paul Klipsch, American engineer (d. 2002)
* 1905 – Gerardus Philippus Helders, Dutch politician
* 1909 – Derk Bodde, American sinologist (d. 2003)
* 1910 – Samuel Barber, American composer (d. 1981)
* 1915 – Johnnie Johnson, British fighter pilot (d. 2001)
* 1918 – George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party (d. 1967)
* 1918 – Mickey Spillane, American writer (d. 2006)
* 1920 – Frank J. Dixon, American immunologist (d. 2008)
* 1921 – Carl Betz, American actor (d. 1978)
* 1921 – Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (d. 1998)
* 1923 – James L. Buckley, American politician
* 1923 – André Courrèges, French fashion designer
* 1923 – Walter Kohn, Austrian-born physicist, Nobel laureate
* 1923 – Nicola Zaccaria, Greek opera singer (bass) (d. 2007)
* 1928 – Gerald Bull, Canadian artillery designer (d. 1990)
* 1929 – Desmond Hoyte, Prime Minister and President of Guyana (d. 2002)
* 1929 – Zillur Rahman, President of Bangladesh.
* 1930 – Ornette Coleman, American musician
* 1930 – Taina Elg, Finnish-American actress and dancer
* 1931 – Thore Skogman, Swedish entertainer (d. 2007)
* 1932 – Walter Mercado, Puerto Rican astrologist and actor
* 1932 – Keely Smith, American singer
* 1933 – Mel Lastman, Canadian politician
* 1933 – Lloyd Price, American singer
* 1934 – Del Close, American actor, writer and teacher (d. 1999)
* 1934 – Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut and the first human in space (d. 1968)
* 1934 – Marlene Streit, Canadian golfer
* 1934 – Joyce Van Patten, American actress
* 1935 – Andrew Viterbi, American scientist and businessman
* 1936 – Mickey Gilley, American musician and singer
* 1936 – Tom Sestak, American football player (d. 1987)
* 1937 – Bernard Landry, Premier of Quebec from 2001-2003
* 1937 – Harry Neale, Canadian ice hockey coach, general manager and commentator
* 1937 – Brian Redman, English racing driver
* 1938 – Lill-Babs, Swedish singer
* 1940 – Raúl Juliá, Puerto Rican actor (d. 1994)
* 1941 – Ernesto Miranda, American litigant (d. 1976)
* 1942 – John Cale, Welsh musician (The Velvet Underground)
* 1942 – Mark Lindsay, American musician (Paul Revere & The Raiders)
* 1943 – Bobby Fischer, American chess player (d. 2008)
* 1943 – Charles Gibson, American television journalist
* 1943 – Colin Murdock, American voice actor
* 1943 – Trish Van Devere, American actress
* 1944 – Lee Irvine, South African cricketer
* 1945 – Robert Calvert, English singer (Hawkwind) (d. 1988)
* 1945 – Dennis Rader, American serial killer
* 1945 – Robin Trower, British rock musician
* 1946 – Jim Cregan, British rock musician
* 1947 – Keri Hulme, New Zealand writer
* 1947 – Chris Thompson, British rock musician
* 1948 – Emma Bonino, Italian politician
* 1948 – Jeffrey Osborne, American singer
* 1949 – Jamie Lyn Bauer, American actress
* 1949 – Tapani Kansa, Finnish singer
* 1950 – Doug Ault, American baseball player (d. 2004)
* 1950 – Danny Sullivan, American race car driver
* 1951 – Zakir Hussain, Tabla player and Musician
* 1951 – Michael Kinsley, American journalist and editor
* 1951 – Helen Zille, South African politician
* 1952 – Bill Beaumont, English rugby player
* 1954 – Bobby Sands, IRA member (d. 1981)
* 1955 – Teo Fabi, Italian racing driver
* 1955 – Ornella Muti, Italian actress
* 1955 – Józef Pinior, Polish politician
* 1956 – Mark Dantonio, American football coach
* 1956 – Shashi Tharoor, Indian author & United Nations Under-Secretary General
* 1956 – David Willetts, UK Minister of State for Universities and Science (Conservative)
* 1957 – Faith Daniels, American journalist
* 1957 – Mark Mancina, American composer
* 1957 – Mona Sahlin, Swedish politician
* 1958 – Linda Fiorentino, American actress
* 1958 – Martin Fry, English pop singer (ABC)
* 1958 – Jack Kenny, American television writer and producer
* 1961 – Mike Leach, American football coach
* 1961 – Rick Steiner, American wrestler
* 1961 – Darrell Walker, American basketball player
* 1962 – Jan Furtok, Polish footballer
* 1963 – Terry Mulholland, American baseball player
* 1963 – David Pogue, Technology columnist and musician
* 1963 – Jean-Marc Vallée, Canadian film director and screenwriter
* 1964 – Juliette Binoche, French actress
* 1964 – Herbert Fandel, German football referee
* 1964 – Phil Housley, American ice hockey player
* 1964 – Valérie Lemercier, French actress
* 1964 – Steve Wilkos, American police officer and talk show host
* 1965 – Brian Bosworth, American football player
* 1965 – Benito Santiago, Puerto Rican baseball player
* 1966 – Brendan Canty, American musician (Fugazi)
* 1966 – Tony Lockett, Australian footballer
* 1966 – Michael Patrick MacDonald, American memorist
* 1968 – Youri Djorkaeff, French footballer
* 1968 – Brian Heidik, American reality-show contestant
* 1968 – Johnny Kelly, American drummer (Type O Negative)
* 1969 – Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, American basketball player
* 1969 – Rob Dukes, American musician (Exodus)
* 1969 – Stefie Shock, Canadian singer and songwriter
* 1970 – Martin Johnson, English rugby player
* 1970 – Shannon Leto, American drummer and actor (30 Seconds to Mars)
* 1970 – David Guido Pietroni, Italian director and producer
* 1971 – Emmanuel Lewis, American actor
* 1971 – C-Murder, American rapper
* 1971 – Diego Torres, Argentine singer
* 1972 – Spencer Howson, Australian broadcaster
* 1972 – Jean Louisa Kelly, American actress
* 1972 – Kerr Smith, American actor
* 1973 – Aaron Boone, American baseball player
* 1975 – Roy Makaay, Dutch footballer
* 1975 – Didiayer Snyder, Australian television personality
* 1975 – Chaske Spencer, American actor
* 1975 – Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentine footballer
* 1976 – Thor Halvorssen Mendoza, Venezuelan human rights activist
* 1976 – Ben Mulroney, Canadian television host
* 1977 – Yamila Diaz-Rahi, Argentine supermodel
* 1977 – Radek Dvořák, Czech ice hockey player
* 1978 – Lucas Neill, Australian footballer
* 1979 – Melina Perez, American professional wrestler
* 1980 – Chingy, American rapper
* 1980 – Trent Croad, Australian rules footballer
* 1980 – Matthew Gray Gubler, American actor
* 1981 – Antonio Bryant, American football player
* 1981 – Anders Nøhr, Danish footballer
* 1981 – Clay Rapada, American baseball player
* 1983 – Clint Dempsey, American footballer
* 1983 – Ioannis Masmanidis, German footballer
* 1983 – Maite Perroni, Mexican singer (RBD)
* 1983 – Wayne Simien, American basketball player
* 1984 – Abdoulay Konko, French footballer
* 1984 – Julia Mancuso, American skier
* 1985 – Jesse Litsch, American baseball player
* 1985 – Parthiv Patel, Indian cricket player
* 1986 – Brittany Snow, American actress
* 1987 – Bow Wow, American rapper and actor
* 1988 – Alodia Gosiengfiao, Filipina cosplay artist and model
* 1989 – Taeyeon (Kim Tae-yeon), South Korean singer (Girls' Generation)
* 1990 – Bilel Ifa, Tunisian footballer
* 1990 – Aras Özbiliz, Turkish footballer
* 1996 – Darsheel Safary, Indian actor

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