Monday, 9 May 2011

Famous Birthdays on this Day in History

  • Born Today May 9
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  • 1147 – Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1199)
  • 1741 – Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (d. 1816)
  • 1800 – John Brown, American abolitionist (d. 1859)
  • 1837 – Adam Opel, German engineer and industrialist (d. 1895)
  • 1860 – J. M. Barrie, Scottish author (d. 1937)
  • 1866 – Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Leader of Indian Independence Movement (d. 1915)
  • 1873 – Anton Cermak, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1933)
  • 1874 – Howard Carter, British archaeologist (d. 1939)
  • 1882 – George Barker, American painter (d. 1965)
  • 1882 – Henry J. Kaiser, American shipbuilder (d. 1967)
  • 1883 – José Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher (d. 1955)
  • 1886 – Francis Biddle, United States Attorney General (d. 1968)
  • 1892 – Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Empress of Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
  • 1893 – William Moulton Marston, American psychologist, writer (co-creator, Wonder Woman) (d. 1947)
  • 1895 – Richard Barthelmess, American actor (d. 1963)
  • 1895 – Lucian Blaga, Romanian poet, playwright, and philosopher (d. 1961)
  • 1888 – Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector and museum director (d. 1964)
  • 1907 – Kathryn Kuhlman, famed evangelist (d. 1976)
  • 1907 – Baldur von Schirach, Nazi official (d. 1974)
  • 1907 – Fred Warngård, Swedish athlete (d. 1950)
  • 1908 – Mary Goldsmith, American ceramist (d. 2007)
  • 1909 – Don Messer, Canadian country musician (d. 1973)
  • 1912 – Pedro Armendáriz, Mexican actor (d. 1963)
  • 1912 – Géza Ottlik, Hungarian writer (d. 1990)
  • 1912 – Per Imerslund, Norwegian writer (d. 1943)
  • 1914 – Denham Fouts, American male prostitute and socialite (d. 1948)
  • 1914 – Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian musician and conductor (d. 2005)
  • 1914 – Hank Snow, American country music singer and songwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1918 – Moisis Michail Bourlas, Greek member of the World War II resistance
  • 1918 – Orville L. Freeman, American politician (d. 2003)
  • 1918 – Mike Wallace, American journalist
  • 1919 – Arthur English, English actor and comedian (d. 1995)
  • 1920 – Richard Adams, English author
  • 1920 – William Tenn, American author (d. 2010)
  • 1921 – Daniel Berrigan, American peace activist
  • 1921 – Sophie Scholl, resistance fighter in Nazi Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1921 – Mona Van Duyn, American poet (d. 2004)
  • 1923 – Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (d. 2008)
  • 1924 – Bulat Okudzhava, Russian writer and musician (d. 1997)
  • 1927 – Manfred Eigen, German biophysicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • 1928 – Ralph Goings, American painter
  • 1928 – Pancho Gonzalez, American tennis player (d. 1995)
  • 1928 – Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian figure skater
  • 1929 – Kay Dotrice, British actress (d. 2007)
  • 1930 – Joan Sims, British actress (d. 2001)
  • 1930 – Kalifa Tillisi, Libyan writer and linguist
  • 1931 – Vance Brand, American astronaut
  • 1932 – Geraldine McEwan, English actress
  • 1933 – Jessica Steele, English romance novelist
  • 1934 – Alan Bennett, British author
  • 1935 – Nokie Edwards, American guitarist (The Ventures)
  • 1935 – Roger Hargreaves, English children's author (Mr. Men) (d. 1988)
  • 1936 – Albert Finney, British actor
  • 1936 – Glenda Jackson, English actress and politician
  • 1937 – José Rafael Moneo, Spanish architect
  • 1937 – Sonny Curtis, American singer, songwriter, guitarist
  • 1937 – David Prater, American singer (Sam & Dave) (d. 1988)
  • 1938 – Charles Simic, Yugoslavian-born poet, 15th Poet Laureate of the United States
  • 1939 – Ralph Boston, American athlete
  • 1939 – Pierre Desproges, French humorist (d. 1988)
  • 1939 – Ion Ţiriac, Romanian tennis manager
  • 1940 – James L. Brooks, American film producer and writer
  • 1941 – Pete Birrell, British bass guitarist
  • 1942 – John Ashcroft, United States Attorney General
  • 1942 – Tommy Roe, American singer and songwriter
  • 1943 – Vince Cable, British politician
  • 1943 – Anders Isaksson, Swedish journalist, writer, and historian (d. 2009)
  • 1944 – Richie Furay, American musician (Poco and Buffalo Springfield)
  • 1944 – Laurence Owen, American figure skater (d. 1961)
  • 1945 – Steve Katz, American musician (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • 1946 – Candice Bergen, American actress
  • 1946 – Clint Holmes, English-born American singer and songwriter
  • 1948 – Hans Georg Bock, German mathematician
  • 1948 – Calvin Murphy, American basketball player
  • 1949 – Billy Joel, American musician
  • 1951 – Alley Mills, American actress
  • 1953 – Bruno Brokken, Belgian high jumper
  • 1953 – Amy Hill, American actress
  • 1954 – Lawrence Dutton, American violist
  • 1955 – Kevin Peter Hall, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1955 – Anne-Sofie von Otter, Swedish mezzo-soprano
  • 1956 – Wendy Crewson, Canadian actress
  • 1960 – Tony Gwynn, American baseball player
  • 1961 – Sean Altman, American singer (Rockapella)
  • 1962 – John Corbett, American actor
  • 1962 – Dave Gahan, English singer (Depeche Mode)
  • 1962 – Paul Heaton, English singer/songwriter (Beautiful South)
  • 1963 – Sanja Doležal, Croatian singer (Novi fosili)
  • 1965 – Ken Nomura, Japanese racing driver
  • 1965 – Janu Tornell, American model and Survivor contestant
  • 1965 – Steve Yzerman, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1968 – David Benoit, American basketball player
  • 1968 – Marie-José Pérec, French athlete
  • 1969 – Amber, Dutch musician
  • 1969 – Hudson Leick, American actress
  • 1970 – Doug Christie, American basketball player
  • 1970 – Ghostface Killah, American rapper
  • 1971 – Paul McGuigan, English bassist (Oasis)
  • 1972 – Megumi Odaka, Japanese actress and artist
  • 1972 – Dana Perino, former White House press secretary
  • 1972 – Daniela Silivaş, Romanian gymnast and Olympic Champion
  • 1972 – Lisa Ann, American Pornographic Actress
  • 1973 – Chu Sang-mi, South Korean actress
  • 1974 – Dylan Lauren,American businesswoman & daughter of fashion designer Ralph Lauren
  • 1975 – Brian Deegan, freestyle motocross innovator
  • 1975 – Chris Diamantopoulos, Canadian actor
  • 1975 – Lane Kiffin, American football coach
  • 1975 – Tamia, Canadian singer
  • 1976 – Christos Marangos, Greek-Cypriot footballer
  • 1977 – Choi Jeong-yoon, South Korean actress
  • 1977 – Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (d. 2006)
  • 1977 – Iñigo Landaluze, Spanish cyclist
  • 1978 – Leandro Damián Cufré, Argentine footballer
  • 1978 – Santiago Dellapè, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
  • 1978 – Aaron Harang, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Dionysis Boukouvalas, Greek composer, pianist and musicologist
  • 1979 – Pierre Bouvier, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
  • 1979 – Rosario Dawson, American actress
  • 1979 – Matt Morris, American singer-songwriter
  • 1979 – Andrew W.K., American musician
  • 1979 – Brandon Webb, American baseball player
  • 1980 – Grant Hackett, Australian swimmer
  • 1980 – Jo Hyeon-jae, South Korean actor
  • 1980 – Angela Nikodinov, American figure skater
  • 1980 – Tony Schmidt, German racing driver
  • 1981 – Bill Murphy, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Evangelos Tsiolis, Greek footballer
  • 1981 – Yu Yokoyama, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1982 – Rachel Boston, American actress
  • 1983 – Tyler Lumsden, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Ryuhei Matsuda, Japanese actor
  • 1983 – Gilles Müller, Luxembourgian tennis player
  • 1984 – Prince Fielder, American baseball player
  • 1985 – Henrique, Brazilian soccer player
  • 1985 – Jake Long, American football player
  • 1985 – Audrina Patridge, American actress
  • 1988 – John Ryan Fitzpatrick, Canadian race truck driver
  • 1991 – Luisa Dodds, Best roommate ever
  • 1992 – Chris Gutierrez, Filipino actor
  • 1993 – Ryosuke Yamada, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1997 – Zane Huett, American actor

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