Famous Birthdays on 9th May

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1147 - Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1199)
1265 - Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (Divina Commedia)
1596 - Abraham van Diepenbeeck, painter
1738 - John Pindar, [Peter], physician/poet
1740 - Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (Barber of Seville)
1783 - Alexander Ross, Canada, pioneer/fur trader
1785 - James Pollard Espy, Penns, meteorologist (Philosphy of Storms)
1793 - Johannes C de Jonge, Dutch historian/archivist
1796 - August Pauly, German classicus (Real Encyclopedia)
1800 - John Brown, Torrington, Connecticut, American revolutionary abolitionist (d. 1859)
1801 - Samuel Cousins, mezzotint engraver
1810 - Louis Gallait, historical painter
1810 - WFLC Marianne, princess of Orange-Nassau/daughter of king Willem I
1814 - Adolph von Henselt, composer
1824 - William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
Abolitionist John BrownAbolitionist John Brown (1800) 1829 - Ciro Pinsuti, pianist/composer
1833 - Boleslaw Dembinski, composer
1837 - Adam Opel, German manufacturer (cycling, motorcars)
1843 - Belle Boyd, spy (Confederate)/actress/lecturer
1844 - [Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Bad Herders)
1846 - Nikolay Feopemptovich Solov'yov, composer
1855 - Julius Rontgen, composer
1860 - James Matthew (J.M.) Barrie, Scotland, novelist (Margaret Ogilvy, Peter Pan). Dies 1937.
1865 - August de Boeck, composer
1866 - Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Leader of Indian Independence Movement (d. 1915)
Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard CarterArchaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard Carter (1873) 1873 - Howard Carter, London, British archaeologist and egyptologist (found King Tutankhamen's tomb)
1873 - Lilian Mary Baylis, manager (Old Vic & Sadler's Wells Theater)
1873 - Anton Cermak, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1933)
1882 - Henry J. Kaiser, Sprout Brook NY, ship builder and industrialist (Liberty Ships, Jeeps, Boulder Dam)
1882 - George Barker, American painter (d. 1965)
1886 - Francis Biddle, United States Attorney General (d. 1968)
1887 - Jules Van de Leene, Belgian writer
1887 - Sir Ernest de Silva, Sri Lankan Philanthropist (d. 1957)
1888 - Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector and museum director (d. 1964)
Industrialist Henry J. KaiserIndustrialist Henry J. Kaiser (1882) 1892 - Eric Westberg, composer
1892 - Zita, empress (Austria)/Queen (Hungary)
1893 - William Moulton Marston, American psychologist, writer (co-creator, Wonder Woman) (d. 1947)
1895 - Lucian Blaga, Romaniams philosopher/poet (Dogmatic Aeon)
1895 - Richard Barthelmess, NYC, actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose)
1899 - Edward Pollock, saxophone/clarinet
1901 - Fuzzy Knight, Fairmont WV, actor (Oklahoma Annie, Cowby & the Lady)
1901 - George Duckworth, cricket wicket-keeper (England late 20's early 30's)
1903 - Walter Dehmel, writer
1906 - Eleanor Estes, author (Ginger Pye, Moffats)
1907 - Baldur von Schirach, German writer/nazi politician (Frame)
1907 - Kathryn Kuhlman, famed evangelist (d. 1976)
1907 - Fred Warngård, Swedish athlete (d. 1950)
1908 - Mary Goldsmith, American ceramist (d. 2007)
1909 - Don Messer, Canadian country musician (d. 1973)
1910 - Barbara Woodhouse, dog training expert
1910 - P E Palia, cricketer (appeared in India's 1st Test-Lord's 1932)
1911 - Harry Simeone, Newark NJ, choral director (Kate Smith Show)
1912 - Pedro Armendariz, Mexico, actor (From Russia With Love)
1912 - Per Imerslund, "The aryan idol" (d. 1943)
1913 - John Hayes, Admiral
1913 - Victor Smith, Admiral (Australian Chiefs of Staff)
1914 - Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
1914 - Frank Chacksfield, arranger/orchestra leader
1914 - Hank Snow, Nova Scotia Canada, country singer (I Went to Your Wedding)
1914 - Josef Muller-Brockmann, graphic designer/writer
1914 - Theodore Kheel, labor negotiator (Fair Employment Practices)
1915 - Richard Janvrin, British vice admiral
1916 - Bernard William George Rose, composer/organist
1916 - Cyril Bowles, bishop of Derby
1916 - Douglas Guest, organist
1917 - George Fleming, cyclist
1917 - John Arnatt, actor (Circumstantial Evidence)
Newscaster Mike WallaceNewscaster Mike Wallace (1918) 1918 - Mike Wallace, Brookline Mass, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes), (d. 2012)
1918 - Orville Freeman, Minneapolis, (Sen-D-Mn)/Sec of Agriculture (1961-69)
1919 - Arthur English, comedian/actor (Malachi's Cove)
1920 - Richard Adams, author (Day Gone By)
1920 - William Tenn, American author
1921 - Mona Van Duyn, American poet (d. 2004)
1921 - Daniel Berrigan, American peace activist
1922 - Sheila Burrell, actress (Black Orchid, Paranoiac, Laughter in Dark)
1923 - Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (d. 2008)
1924 - Bulat S Okudzjava, Russian author (Student!)
1924 - Connie Russell, NYC, singer (Club Embassy, Garroway at Large)
1924 - Gerard Wernars, Dutch graphic designer (Library stamps 1991)
1924 - Jean J A Girault, French director/screenwriter (l'Amour)
1925 - Peter Leng, Master General of the Ordnance
1926 - Alistair MacFarlane, principal (Heriot-Watt University England)
1926 - Francis Kennedy, British diplomat
1926 - Joshua Hassan, chief minister (Gibralter)
1926 - Robin Cooke, pres (NZ Court of Appeal)
1927 - John McDermott, Lord Justice of Appeal (Northern Ireland)
1927 - Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)
1927 - Ray Katt, baseball player
1928 - Barbara Ann Scott, Ottawa Ontario, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1948), (d. 2012)
1928 - Pall Pampichier Palsson, composer
1928 - Richard A "Pancho" Gonzalez, Los Angeles California, tennis star (US 1948-49)
1928 - Ralph Goings, American painter
1929 - Anthony Lloyd, Lord Justice of Appeal
1929 - Kay Dotrice, British actress (d. 2007)
1930 - Joan Sims, actress (Carry on Behind, Carry on Cleo)
1931 - Vance DeVoe Brand, Longmont Co, astro (Apollo 18, STS-5, 41B, 35)
1932 - Conrad Hunte, cricketer (great West Indian opener 1958-66)
1932 - David Plastow, CEO (Medical Research Council)
1932 - Gavin Lyall, author (Conduct of Major Maxim)
1932 - Geraldine McEwan, actress (Henry V)
1932 - J Alex McMillan, (Rep-R-NC, 1985- )
1933 - Johnny Grant, unofficial mayor of Hollywood
1934 - Alan Bennett, England, playwright/actor (Secret Policeman's Other Ball)
1934 - John Robertson, deputy chairman (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
1934 - Roy Massey, Master of Choristers (Hereford Cathedral)
1935 - Nokie Edwards, Lahoma, Oklahoma, American guitarist (The Ventures)
1936 - Albert Finney, Salford UK, actor (Dresser, Under the Volcano)
1936 - Floyd Robinson, baseball player (White Sox, Reds, A's)
1936 - Glenda Jackson, Cheshire England, actress (Women in Love)
1936 - Terry Downes, middleweight boxing champ (1961-62)
1936 - Terry Drinkwater, TV newsman (CBS)
1937 - Dave Prater, Ocilla Ga, rock vocalist (Sam & Dave)
1937 - Sonny Curtis, Texas, guitarist (Crickets)
1937 - José Rafael Moneo, Spanish architect
1938 - Geoffrey Holland, civil servant
1938 - Charles Simic Yugoslavian-born poet, 15th Poet Laureate of the United States
1939 - Bruce Mather, composer
1939 - Herbert Hippauf, baseball player
1939 - Jim Dent, Augusta GA, PGA golfer (1989 MONY Syracuse Senior)
1939 - Kenneth Warby, fastest man on water at 300 knots (345 mph)
1939 - Ralph Boston, Laurel Miss, long jumper (Oly-gold/sil/brz-60, 64, 68)
1939 - Pierre Desproges, French humorist (d. 1988)
1939 - Ion Ţiriac, Romanian tennis manager
1940 - Dick Morrissey, saxophonist
1940 - James L Brooks, producer/director (Broadcast News, Taxi, Critic)
1941 - Dorothy Hyman, England, sprinter (Oly-silver-60)
1941 - Jan Dibbets, sculptor/artist (Dutch Mountains)
1941 - Pete Birrell, rock bassist (Freddie & The Dreamers)
1942 - John D Ashcroft, (Gov-MO)
1942 - Mike Millward, rocker
1942 - Tommy Roe, Atlanta, rocker (Hooray for Hazel)
1942 - William Olner, MP
1943 - Bruce Milner, rocker (Every Mother's Son)
1943 - Maurice Foster, cricketer (West Indies batsman of 70's)
1944 - Don Dannemann, rocker (Cyrkle)
1944 - Richard Furay, Ohio, rock vocalist (Buffalo Springfield, Poco)
1945 - Steve Katz, NYC, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1946 - Candice Bergen, Beverly Hills, actr (Carnal Knowledge, Murphy Brown)
1947 - Anthony Corlan, Cork City Ireland, actor (Something for Everyone)
1948 - John Drayton Mahaffey, Kerrville TX, PGA golfer (1978 PGA Champ)
1948 - Hans Georg Bock, German mathematician
1948 - Calvin Murphy, American basketball player
Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy JoelPianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel (1949) 1949 - Billy Joel, Bronx, rock vocalist (Pianoman, Capt Jack, Bridge)
1949 - Oleg Yuriyevich Atkov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10)
1950 - James A Butts, Los Angeles California, triple jumper (Olympic-silver-1976)
1950 - Matthew Kelly, actor/TV host (Holding the Fort, Relative Strangers)
1950 - Tom Petersson, Rockford Il, rock bassist (Cheap Trick)
1951 - Alley Mills, Chicago Ill, actress (Norma Arnold-Wonder Years)
1952 - Patrick Ryecart, actor (Silas Mariner)
1953 - Daniel Talbot, Montreal Que, golfer (Quebec Open-1979, 81, 84)
1953 - Gregory Beecroft, Chorpus Christi TX, actor (Guiding Light)
1953 - Ron Jackson, baseball player
1953 - Scott McInnis, (Rep-R-Colorado)
1954 - Balazs Taroczy, Hungary, tennis star
1955 - Kevin Peter Hall, Pitts Pa, actor (Misfits of Science)
1955 - Myra Blackwelder, LPGA golfer
1955 - Anne-Sofie von Otter, Swedish mezzo-soprano
1955 - Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, (d. 2012)
1956 - Wendy Crewson, Canadian actress
1957 - Fred Markham, 1st man to pedal a bike 65 mph
1957 - John Stuper, baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1958 - Esko Rechardt, Finland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1980)
1959 - Andrew Jones, cricketer (highly consistent for NZ at 1st drop)
1959 - Asantha De Mel, cricketer (pioneering Sri Lankan Test opening bowler)
1960 - Iain Butchart, cricket all-rounder (Zimbabwe, Test v Pak 1995)
1960 - Jim Reilly, rocker (Red Rockers)
1960 - Tony Gwynn, LA CA, outfielder (San Diego Padres)
1961 - Rene Capo, Pinal del Rio Cuba, half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics-96)
1962 - Dave Gahan, Essex, rock vocalist (Depeche Mode-Dreaming of Me)
1962 - John Corbett, actor/singer (Chris-Northern Exposure)
1962 - Paul Heaton, rocker (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)
1963 - Sanja Doležal, Croatian singer (Novi fosili)
1964 - Miloslav Mecir, Bojnice Czechoslovakia, tennis player (Olympic-gold-1988)
1964 - Kevin Saunderson, American music producer and disc jockey
1965 - Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot, rocker (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Distance)
1965 - Marc Logan, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
1965 - Steve Yzerman, Cranbrook British Columbia, NHL forward (Team Canada, Detroit)
1965 - Ken Nomura, Japanese racing driver
1965 - Janu Tornell, American model and Survivor contestant
1966 - Mark Tinordi, Red Deer, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1968 - Bruce Pickens, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
1968 - David Benoit, NBA forward (Utah Jazz, NJ Nets)
1968 - Marie-Jose Perec, Guadeloupe, French 200m/400m runner (Oly-2 gold-96)
1968 - Vince Workman, NFL running back (Packers, Panthers, Colts)
1969 - Carla Overbeck, Pasadena California, soccer defender (Olympics-96)
1969 - Renn Crichlow, Ottawa Ontario, canoeist (Olympics-8-92, 96)
1969 - Amber, Dutch musician
1970 - Doug Christie, NBA guard/forward (Toronto Raptors)
1971 - Paul McGuigan, English bassist (Oasis)
1972 - Dan Hollander, Royal Oak Mich, figure skater (1996 Great Lakes champ)
1972 - Dave Barr, WLAF quarterback (Scotland Claymores)
1972 - Simon Hollingsworth, Australian 400m hurdler (Olympics-92, 96)
1972 - Megumi Odaka, Japanese actress and artist
1972 - Daniela Silivaş, Romanian gymnast
1973 - Chu Sang-mi, South Korean actress
1974 - Shin Yahata, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
1974 - Stephane Yelle, Ottawa, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
1975 - Brian Deegan, Freestyle Motocross innovator
1975 - Chris Diamantopoulos, Canadian actor
1975 - Tamia, Canadian singer

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