Wednesday, December 9, 2015

December 9 birthdays

1447 – Chenghua Emperor of China (d. 1487)
1508 – Gemma Frisius, Dutch mathematician and cartographer (d. 1555)
1561 – Edwin Sandys, English politician (d. 1629)
1571 – Metius, Dutch mathematician and astronomer (d. 1635)
1579 – Martin de Porres, Peruvian saint (d. 1639)
1594 – Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (d. 1632)
1608 – John Milton, English poet and philosopher (d. 1674)
1610 – Baldassare Ferri, Italian singer and actor (d. 1680)
1652 – Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician and botanist (d. 1723)
1667 – William Whiston, English mathematician, historian, and theologian (d. 1752)
1717 – Johann Joachim Winckelmann, German archaeologist and historian (d. 1768)
1721 – Peter Pelham, English-American organist and composer (d. 1805)
1728 – Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi, Italian composer (d. 1804)
1745 – Maddalena Laura Sirmen, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1818)
1748 – Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist and academic (d. 1822)
1751 – Maria Luisa of Parma (d. 1819)
1752 – Antoine Étienne de Tousard, French general and military engineer (d. 1813)
1787 – John Dobson, English architect, designed Eldon Square and Lilburn Tower (d. 1865)
1806 – Jean-Olivier Chénier, Canadian physician (d. 1838)
1813 – Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist and physicist (d. 1885)
1837 – Émile Waldteufel, French pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1915)
1842 – Peter Kropotkin, Russian zoologist, economist, geographer, and philosopher (d. 1921)
1845 – Joel Chandler Harris, American journalist and author (d. 1908)
1847 – George Grossmith, English actor and singer (d. 1912)
1850 – Emma Abbott, American soprano and actress (d. 1891)
1861 – Hélène Smith, French psychic and occultist (d. 1929)
1867 – Gregorios Xenopoulos, Greek journalist and author (d. 1951)
1868 – Fritz Haber, Polish-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1934)
1870 – Ida S. Scudder, Indian physician and missionary (d. 1960)
1871 – Joe Kelley, American baseball player and manager (d. 1943)
1873 – George Blewett, Canadian philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1912)
1875 – Harry Miller, American race car designer (d. 1943)
1876 – Berton Churchill, Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1940)
1876 – Pauline Whittier, American golfer (d. 1946)
1877 – Mart Kuusik, Russian-Estonian rower (d. 1964)
1882 – Joaquín Turina, Spanish-French composer, educator, and critic (d. 1949)
1883 – Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician, theorist, and academic (d. 1950)
1883 – Alexander Papagos, Greek general and politician, 152nd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1955)
1883 – Joseph Pilates, German-American fitness expert, developed Pilates (d. 1967)
1886 – Clarence Birdseye, American businessman, founded Birds Eye (d. 1956)
1887 – Tim Moore, American actor (d. 1958)
1889 – Hannes Kolehmainen, Finnish-American runner (d. 1966)
1890 – Laura Salverson, Canadian author (d. 1970)
1891 – Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet and critic (d. 1917)
1895 – Dolores Ibárruri, Spanish journalist and politician (d. 1989)
1895 – Conchita Supervía, Spanish soprano and actress (d. 1936)
1897 – Hermione Gingold, English-American actress and singer (d. 1987)
1898 – Emmett Kelly, American clown (d. 1979)
1899 – Jean de Brunhoff, French author and illustrator (d. 1937)
1900 – Albert Weisbord, American activist, founded the Communist League of Struggle (d. 1977)
1901 – Carol Dempster, American actress (d. 1991)
1901 – Jean Mermoz, French pilot and politician (d. 1936)
1901 – Ödön von Horváth, Hungarian-German author and playwright (d. 1938)
1902 – Margaret Hamilton, American actress, singer, and educator (d. 1985)
1904 – Robert Livingston, American actor and singer (d. 1988)
1905 – Dalton Trumbo, American author and screenwriter (d. 1976)
1906 – Grace Hopper, American admiral and computer scientist, designed COBOL (d. 1992)
1909 – Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American captain, actor, and producer (d. 2000)
1911 – Broderick Crawford, American actor and singer (d. 1986)
1911 – Ryūzō Sejima, Japanese colonel and businessman (d. 2007)
1912 – Tip O'Neill, American politician, 55th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1994)
1914 – Max Manus, Norwegian lieutenant (d. 1996)
1914 – Frances Reid, American actress (d. 2010)
1914 – Ljubica Sokić, Serbian painter and illustrator (d. 2009)
1915 – Eloise Jarvis McGraw, American author (d. 2000)
1915 – Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, German-Austrian soprano and actress (d. 2006)
1916 – Jerome Beatty, Jr., American soldier, journalist, and author (d. 2002)
1916 – Kirk Douglas, American actor, singer, and producer
1917 – James Jesus Angleton, American CIA agent (d. 1987)
1917 – James Rainwater, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
1918 – Joyce Redman, Irish-English actress (d. 2012)
1919 – V. Dakshinamoorthy, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1919 – William Lipscomb, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
1920 – Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italian economist and politician, 10th President of Italy
1920 – Bruno Ruffo, Italian motorcycle racer and racing driver (d. 2007)
1922 – Redd Foxx, American actor and singer (d. 1991)
1925 – Dina Merrill, American actress and businesswoman
1925 – Roy Rubin, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
1925 – Atıf Yılmaz, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1926 – Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, photographer, and mountaineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
1926 – Jan Křesadlo, Czech-English psychologist and author (d. 1995)
1926 – Roger McGee, American actor (d. 2013)
1926 – Lorenzo Wright, American sprinter and coach (d. 1972)
1927 – Pierre Henry, French composer
1928 – Joan Blos, American author and educator
1928 – André Milhoux, Belgian race car driver
1928 – Dick Van Patten, American actor (d. 2015)
1929 – John Cassavetes, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1929 – Bob Hawke, Australian politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Australia
1930 – Buck Henry, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1931 – William Reynolds, American actor
1931 – Ladislav Smoljak, Czech actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1931 – Paddi Edwards, English-American actress (d. 1999)
1932 – Donald Byrd, American trumpet player and academic (d. 2013)
1932 – Billy Edd Wheeler, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and playwright
1933 – Ashleigh Brilliant, English-American author and illustrator
1933 – Milt Campbell, American decathlete and football player (d. 2012)
1933 – Morton Downey, Jr., American singer-songwriter, actor, and talk show host (d. 2001)
1933 – Monique Miller, Canadian actress
1933 – Orville Moody, American sergeant and golfer (d. 2008)
1933 – Martin Puhvel, Estonian-Canadian philologist and academic
1934 – Judi Dench, English actress and singer
1934 – Junior Wells, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (The Aces) (d. 1998)
1936 – Ben Pon, Dutch race car driver
1937 – Darwin Joston, American actor (d. 1998)
1938 – John Braheny, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1938 – David Houston, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)
1938 – Deacon Jones, American football player, sportscaster, and actor (d. 2013)
1938 – Dimitrios Trichopoulos, Greek epidemiologist, oncologist, and academic (d. 2014)
1940 – Clancy Eccles, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2005)
1941 – Mehmet Ali Birand, Turkish journalist and author (d. 2013)
1941 – Beau Bridges, American actor, director, and producer
1941 – Dan Hicks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Charlatans and The Acoustic Warriors)
1941 – Kayoko Shiraishi, Japanese actress
1942 – Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1997)
1942 – Dick Butkus, American football player, sportscaster, and actor
1942 – Germain Gagnon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014)
1942 – David Harsent, English author, poet, and academic
1942 – Joe McGinniss, American journalist and author (d. 2014)
1942 – Diana Yorgova, Bulgarian long jumper
1943 – Pit Martin, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2008)
1943 – Joanna Trollope, English author, playwright, and director
1944 – Neil Innes, English singer-songwriter and actor (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and The Rutles)
1944 – Tadashi Irie, Japanese mobster
1944 – Ki Longfellow, American author, playwright, and producer
1944 – Bob O'Connor, American politician, 57th Mayor of Pittsburgh (d. 2006)
1945 – Matti Mäntylä, Finnish actor
1945 – Michael Nouri, American actor
1946 – David Currie, Baron Currie of Marylebone, English economist and academic
1946 – Dennis Dunaway, American bass player and songwriter
1946 – Sonia Gandhi, Italian-Indian politician
1946 – Nicholas Reade, English bishop
1947 – Tom Daschle, American soldier, academic, and politician
1947 – Jaak Jõerüüt, Estonian politician, 24th Estonian Minister of Defense
1947 – Allan Jones, English cricketer and umpire
1948 – Marleen Gorris, Dutch director and screenwriter
1948 – Jonathan Sumption, English historian, judge, and author
1949 – Tom Kite, American golfer and architect
1949 – Nando Parrado, Uruguayan survivor of the 1972 Andes flight disaster
1950 – Joan Armatrading, Caribbean-English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952 – Liaqat Baloch, Pakistani politician
1952 – Michael Dorn, American actor and director
1953 – Cornelis de Bondt, Dutch composer and educator
1953 – World B. Free, American basketball player
1953 – John Malkovich, American actor and producer
1954 – Phil Bryant, American academic and politician, 63rd Governor of Mississippi
1954 – Herman Finkers, Dutch comedian and actor
1954 – Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourger lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Luxembourg
1954 – Henk ten Cate, Dutch footballer and manager
1955 – Otis Birdsong, American basketball player and radio host
1955 – Chamras Saewataporn, Thai singer-songwriter
1956 – Jean-Pierre Thiollet, French journalist and author
1957 – Peter O'Mara, Australian guitarist and composer (Passport)
1957 – Donny Osmond, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (The Osmonds)
1957 – Steve Taylor, American singer-songwriter and producer (Chagall Guevara)
1958 – Rikk Agnew, American guitarist (The Adolescents, D.I., Social Distortion, and Christian Death)
1958 – Raja Gosnell, American director and editor
1958 – Nick Seymour, Australian bass player, songwriter, and producer (Crowded House, Deadstar, and Tarmac Adam)
1959 – Susan Bullock, English soprano
1959 – John Martin Scripps, English murderer (d. 1996)
1960 – Stefen Fangmeier, American visual effects designer and director
1960 – Caroline Lucas, English politician
1960 – Terry Moran, American journalist
1960 – Dobroslav Paraga, Croatian politician
1960 – Juan Samuel, Dominican-American baseball player and manager
1961 – David Anthony Higgins, American actor and screenwriter
1961 – Joe Lando, American actor
1962 – Felicity Huffman, American actress and producer
1963 – Masako, Crown Princess of Japan
1963 – Dave Hilton, Jr., Canadian boxer
1964 – Hape Kerkeling, German actor and singer
1964 – Johannes B. Kerner, German journalist and sportscaster
1964 – Paul Landers, German guitarist (Rammstein, Feeling B, and First Arsch)
1964 – Larry Emdur, Australian television personality
1965 – Joe Ausanio, American baseball player and coach
1966 – Michael Foster, American drummer (FireHouse)
1966 – Kirsten Gillibrand, American lawyer and politician, junior senator of New York
1966 – Dave Harold, English snooker player
1966 – Toby Huss, American actor and screenwriter
1966 – Dana Murzyn, Canadian ice hockey player
1966 – Spencer Rochfort, American-Canadian actor
1966 – Julio Rodas, Guatemalan footballer
1966 – Mateo Romero, American painter
1966 – Gideon Sa'ar, Israeli lawyer and politician, 24th Minister of Internal Affairs
1966 – Kadyrbek Sarbayev, Kyrgyzstani politician
1966 – Shane Scott, American director, producer, cinematographer, and screenwriter
1966 – Martin Taylor, English footballer
1967 – Joshua Bell, American violinist and conductor
1967 – Jason Dozzell, English footballer and manager
1967 – Gheorghe Popescu, Romanian footballer
1968 – Kurt Angle, American wrestler and actor
1968 – Brian Bell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Weezer, Space Twins, and The Relationship)
1968 – Brent Price, American basketball player
1969 – Jakob Dylan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Wallflowers)
1969 – Saskia Garel, Jamaican-Canadian singer-songwriter and actress (Love and Sas)
1969 – Lori Greiner, American entrepreneur and television personality (Shark Tank)
1969 – Bixente Lizarazu, French footballer
1969 – Raphaël Rouquier, French mathematician and academic
1969 – Allison Smith, American actress and singer
1969 – Sebastian Spence, Canadian actor
1970 – Kara DioGuardi, American singer-songwriter and producer (Platinum Weird)
1970 – Lance Krall, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1971 – Geoff Barrow, English drummer, DJ, composer, and producer (Portishead, Beak, and Quakers)
1971 – Nick Hysong, American pole vaulter and coach
1971 – Petr Nedvěd, Czech-Canadian ice hockey player
1971 – Srirasmi Suwadee, Thai wife of Vajiralongkorn
1972 – Reiko Aylesworth, American actress
1972 – Annalise Braakensiek, Australian model, actress, and TV presenter
1972 – Tré Cool, German-American drummer, songwriter, and actor (Green Day, The Lookouts, Foxboro Hot Tubs, and The Network)
1972 – Michael Corcoran, American singer-songwriter and producer
1972 – Fabrice Santoro, Tahitian-French tennis player and sportscaster
1973 – Fabio Artico, Italian footballer
1973 – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani singer
1973 – Vénuste Niyongabo, Burundian runner
1973 – Bárbara Padilla, Mexican-American soprano
1974 – Canibus, Jamaican-American rapper and actor (The Hrsmn)
1974 – Aloísio da Silva Filho, Brazilian footballer
1974 – Wendy Dillinger, American soccer player, coach, and manager
1976 – Chris Booker, American baseball player
1976 – Bae Soo-bin, South Korean actor
1977 – Shayne Graham, American football player
1977 – Imogen Heap, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Frou Frou and Urban Species)
1978 – Gastón Gaudio, Argentinian tennis player
1978 – Jesse Metcalfe, American actor
1979 – Chen Hao, Chinese actress and singer
1979 – Olivia Lufkin, Japanese-American singer-songwriter (D&D)
1979 – Stephen McPhail, English-Irish footballer
1980 – Simon Helberg, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1980 – Ryder Hesjedal, Canadian cyclist
1981 – Mardy Fish, American tennis player
1981 – Dia Mirza, Indian model, actress, and producer
1982 – Tamilla Abassova, Russian cyclist
1982 – Nathalie De Vos, Belgian runner
1982 – Ryan Grant, American football player
1982 – Bastian Swillims, German sprinter
1982 – Meryll Soriano, Filipino actress
1983 – Jermaine Beckford, English-Jamaican footballer
1983 – Neslihan Demir Darnel, Turkish volleyball player
1983 – Dariusz Dudka, Polish footballer
1984 – Michael Adam, German politician
1984 – Ángel Guirado, Spanish–Filipino footballer
1984 – Leon Hall, American football player
1985 – Wil Besseling, Dutch golfer
1986 – Wanda Nara, Argentinian model
1987 – Kostas Giannoulis, Greek footballer
1987 – Mat Latos, American baseball player
1987 – Hikaru Nakamura, Japanese-American chess player
1988 – Kwadwo Asamoah, Ghanaian footballer
1989 – Elle Evans, American model and actress
1990 – LaFee, German singer-songwriter
1990 – Daundre Barnaby, Jamaican-Canadian runner (d. 2015)
1991 – Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
1991 – Choi Minho, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (Shinee)
1993 – Mark McMorris, Canadian snowboarder
1993 – Laura Smulders, Dutch cyclist
1995 – McKayla Maroney, American gymnast
1996 – Mykayla Skinner, American gymnast
2000 – Diāna Ņikitina, Latvian figure skater
2002 – Timothy Chan, Filipino-Chinese actor

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