This Day in History

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Day History: November-9

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Famous Birthdays

1389- Isabella of Valois -(d. 1409)

1414- Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg -(d. 1486)

1522- Martin Chemnitz -German astrologer and theologian (d. 1586)

1606- Hermann Conring -German philosopher (d. 1681)

1664- Johann Speth -German organist and composer (d. 1719)

1664- Henry Wharton -English librarian and author (d. 1695)

1697- Claudio Casciolini -Italian composer (d. 1760)

1719- Domenico Lorenzo Ponziani -Italian priest, academic, and theoretician (d. 1796)

1721- Mark Akenside -English physician and poet (d. 1770)

1723- Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg -(d. 1787)

1731- Benjamin Banneker -American farmer, scientist, and author (d. 1806)

1732- Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse -French businesswoman (d. 1776)

1799- Gustav, Prince of Vasa -(d. 1877)

1801- Gail Borden -American surveyor and publisher, invented condensed milk (d. 1874)

1802- Elijah Parish Lovejoy -American minister, journalist, and activist (d. 1837)

1810- Bernhard von Langenbeck -German general, surgeon, and academic (d. 1887)

1818- Ivan Turgenev -Russian author and playwright (d. 1883)

1825- A. P. Hill -American general (d. 1865)

1829- Peter Lumsden -English general (d. 1918)

1832- Émile Gaboriau -French author and journalist (d. 1873)

1840- Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau -Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Quebec (d. 1898)

1841- Edward VII -of the United Kingdom (d. 1910)

1850- Louis Lewin -German pharmacologist (d. 1929)

1853- Stanford White -American architect, co-founded McKim, Mead & White (d. 1906)

1854- Maud Howe Elliott -American author (d. 1948)

1862- Gigo Gabashvili -Georgian painter and educator (d. 1936)

1869- Marie Dressler -Canadian-American actress an singer (d. 1934)

1872- Bohdan Lepky -Ukrainian author and poet (d. 1941)

1873- Otfrid Foerster -German neurologist and neurosurgeon (d. 1941)

1874- Albert Francis Blakeslee -American botanist and academic (d. 1954)

1877- Enrico De Nicola -Italian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 1st President of the Italian Republic (d. 1959)

1877- Muhammad Iqbal -Pakistani philosopher, poet, and politician (d. 1938)

1878- An Chang-ho -Korean activist (d. 1938)

1879- Jenő Bory -Hungarian architect and sculptor (d. 1959)

1879- Milan Šufflay -Croatian historian and politician (d. 1931)

1880- Giles Gilbert Scott -English architect, designed the red telephone box (d. 1960)

1883- Edna May Oliver -American actress and singer (d. 1942)

1885- Theodor Kaluza -German mathematician and physicist (d. 1954)

1885- Velimir Khlebnikov -Russian poet and playwright (d. 1922)

1885- Aureliano Pertile -Italian tenor (d. 1952)

1885- Hermann Weyl -German mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (d. 1955)

1886 or 1879- S. O. Davies -Welsh politician (d. 1972)

1886- Ed Wynn -American actor and singer (d. 1966)

1887- Muriel Aked -English actress (d. 1955)

1888- Jean Monnet -French economist and diplomat (d. 1979)

1890- George Regas -Greek-American actor (d. 1940)

1892- Mabel Normand -American actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 1930)

1894- Mae Marsh -American actress (d. 1968)

1897- Harvey Hendrick -American baseball player (d. 1941)

1897- Ronald George Wreyford Norrish -English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1978)

1900- Oskar Loorits -Estonian author and academic (d. 1961)

1902- Anthony Asquith -English director and screenwriter (d. 1968)

1904- Viktor Brack -German SS officer (d. 1948)

1904- Heiti Talvik -Estonian poet (d. 1947)

1905- Erika Mann -German-Swiss actress and author (d. 1969)

1906- Arthur Rudolph -German engineer (d. 1996)

1911- Tabish Dehlvi -Pakistani poet (d. 2004)

1913- Paulene Myers -American actress (d. 1996)

1914- Thomas Berry -American priest, historian, and theologian (d. 2009)

1914- Hedy Lamarr -Austrian-American actress, singer, and producer (d. 2000)

1915- André François -Romanian-French cartoonist (d. 2005)

1915- Sargent Shriver -American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 21st United States Ambassador to France (d. 2011)

1916- Martha Settle Putney -American lieutenant, historian, and educator (d. 2008)

1918- Spiro Agnew -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 39th Vice President of the United States (d. 1996)

1918- Thomas Ferebee -American colonel (d. 2000)

1918- Choi Hong Hi -South Korean general and martial artist, co-founded taekwondo (d. 2002)

1920- Byron De La Beckwith -American assassin of Medgar Evers (d. 2001)

1921- Pierrette Alarie -Canadian soprano (d. 2011)

1921- Viktor Chukarin -Ukrainian gymnast (d. 1984)

1922- Dorothy Dandridge -American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1965)

1922- Raymond Devos -Belgian-French comedian and clown (d. 2006)

1922- Imre Lakatos -Hungarian mathematician, philosopher, and academic (d. 1974)

1923- Alice Coachman -American high jumper (d. 2014)

1923- Elizabeth Hawley -American journalist

1923- James Schuyler -American poet (d. 1991)

1924- Robert Frank -Swiss-American photographer and director

1925- Alistair Horne -English-American journalist, historian, and author

1926- Luis Miguel Dominguín -Spanish bullfighter (d. 1996)

1928- Anne Sexton -American poet and academic (d. 1974)

1929- Marc Favreau -Canadian actor and poet (d. 2005)

1929- Imre Kertész -Hungarian author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate

1931- Whitey Herzog -American baseball player and manager

1931- George Witt -American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)

1931- Valery Shumakov -Russian surgeon and transplantologist (d. 2008)

1933- Jim Perry (television personality)|Jim Perry -American-Canadian singer and television host

1934- Ingvar Carlsson -Swedish economist and politician, 29th Prime Minister of Sweden

1934- Ronald Harwood -South African author, playwright, and screenwriter

1934- Carl Sagan -American astronomer, astrophysicist, and cosmologist (d. 1996)

1935- Bob Gibson -American baseball player and manager

1935- David Wolfson, Baron Wolfson of Sunningdale -English businessman and politician

1936- Bob Graham -American politician, 38th Governor of Florida

1936- Teddy Infuhr -American actor (d. 2007)

1936- Mikhail Tal -Latvian chess player (d. 1992)

1936- Mary Travers -American singer-songwriter (Peter, Paul and Mary) (d. 2009)

1937- Cliff Bole -American director and producer

1937- Roger McGough -English author, poet, and playwright

1937- Donald Trelford -English journalist and academic

1937- Clyde Wells -Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Newfoundland

1938- Ti-Grace Atkinson -American author and critic

1939- Paul Cameron -American psychologist and academic

1939- Bryan Davies, Baron Davies of Oldham -English academic and politician

1941- David Constant -English cricketer and umpire

1941- Tom Fogerty -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Creedence Clearwater Revival and Ruby (rock band)|Ruby) (d. 1990)

1942- Victor Blank -English businessman and philanthropist

1942- Tom Weiskopf -American golfer and sportscaster

1944- Phil May (singer)|Phil May -English singer-songwriter (The Pretty Things)

1945- Richard Goldberg -American sex offender

1945- Moeletsi Mbeki -South African economist

1946- Benny Mardones -American singer-songwriter

1946- Joy Tetley -English priest

1946- Marina Warner -English author and academic

1947- Robert David Hall -American actor

1948- Bille August -Danish director, cinematographer, and screenwriter

1948- Joe Bouchard -American bass player and songwriter (Blue Öyster Cult)

1948- Jane Humphries -British economic historian

1948- Henrik S. Järrel -Swedish politician

1948- Michel Pagliaro -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1948- Luiz Felipe Scolari -Brazilian footballer and manager

1950- Parekura Horomia -New Zealand politician, 40th Minister of Māori Affairs (d. 2013)

1951- Lou Ferrigno -American bodybuilder and actor

1951- Bill Mantlo -American author

1952- Sherrod Brown -American academic and politician

1952- Jim Riggleman -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1953- Gaétan Hart -Canadian boxer

1953- Rhetta Hughes -American singer and actress

1954- Sukekiyo Kameyama -Japanese voice actor (d. 2013)

1954- Shankar Nag -Indian actor and director

1954- Yuenyong Opakul -Thai singer

1954- Dennis Stratton -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Iron Maiden, Praying Mantis (band)|Praying Mantis, and Lionheart (band)|Lionheart)

1954- Sue Upton -English actress and dancer

1955- Karen Dotrice -English actress and singer

1955- Thomas F. Duffy -American actor

1955- Fernando Meirelles -Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter

1955- Bob Nault -Canadian politician

1959- Nick Hamilton -American wrestler and referee

1959- Frances O'Grady -English union leader

1959- Andy Kershaw -English radio host

1959- Sito Pons -Spanish motorcycle racer

1959- Thomas Quasthoff -German opera singer

1959- Tony Slattery -English actor and screenwriter

1960- Andreas Brehme -German footballer and manager

1960- Demetra Plakas -Greek-American musician (L7)

1960- Joëlle Ursull -Caribbean singer

1961- Jill Dando -English journalist (d. 1999)

1962- Teryl Rothery -Canadian actress

1963- Fulvio Fantoni -Italian bridge player

1964- Robert Duncan McNeill -American actor, director, and producer

1965- Daphne Guinness -English-Irish model and actress

1967- Andrei Lapushkin -Russian footballer

1965- Bryn Terfel -Welsh opera singer

1967- Ricky Otto -English footballer

1968- Nazzareno Carusi -Italian pianist

1968- Colin Hay (political scientist)|Colin Hay -British political scientist

1969- Sandra Denton -Jamaican-American rapper and actress (Salt-N-Pepa)

1969- Ramona Milano -Canadian actress

1969- Roxanne Shanté -American rapper

1969- Allison Wolfe -American singer-songwriter (Bratmobile, Cold Cold Hearts, and Partyline)

1970- Domino (producer)|Domino -American DJ and producer (Hieroglyphics (group)|Hieroglyphics)

1970- Scarface (rapper)|Scarface -American rapper (Geto Boys)

1970- Nelson Diebel -American swimmer

1970- Guido Görtzen -Dutch volleyball player

1970- Bill Guerin -American ice hockey player and coach

1970- Chris Jericho -American-Canadian wrestler, singer-songwriter, and actor (Fozzy)

1970- Susan Tedeschi -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Tedeschi Trucks Band)

1971- David Duval -American golfer

1971- Melinda Kinnaman -Swedish actress

1971- Sabri Lamouchi -French footballer and manager

1971- Big Pun -American rapper and actor (Terror Squad (group)|Terror Squad) (d. 2000)

1972- Eric Dane -American actor

1972- Doug Russell (radio personality)|Doug Russell -American radio host

1972- Naomi Shindō -Japanese voice actress and singer

1972- Corin Tucker -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sleater-Kinney, Heavens to Betsy, and Cadallaca)

1973- Alyson Court -Canadian actress

1973- Nick Lachey -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (98 Degrees)

1973- Gabrielle Miller -Canadian actress

1973- Zisis Vryzas -Greek footballer

1974- Joe C. -American rapper and actor (d. 2000)

1974- Alessandro Del Piero -Italian footballer

1974- Giovanna Mezzogiorno -Italian actress

1977- Chris Morgan (footballer)|Chris Morgan -English footballer and manager

1977- Omar Trujillo -Mexican footballer

1978- Sisqó -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Dru Hill)

1978- Steven López -American martial artist

1979- Dave Bush -American baseball player

1979- Adam Dunn -American baseball player

1979- Martin Taylor (footballer born 1979)|Martin Taylor -English footballer

1980- James Harper (footballer)|James Harper -English footballer

1980- Dominique Maltais -Canadian snowboarder

1980- Vanessa Minnillo -Filipino-American television host and actress

1981- Eyedea -American rapper and producer (Eyedea & Abilities and Face Candy) (d. 2010)

1981- Lyn (singer)|Lyn -South Korean singer

1981- Jobi McAnuff -Jamaican footballer

1981- Scottie Thompson -American actress

1982- Boaz Myhill -Welsh footballer

1982- Jana Pittman -Australian hurdler

1983- Rob Elloway -German rugby player

1983- Ted Potter, Jr. -American golfer

1984- Seven (Korean singer)|Seven -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor

1984- Delta Goodrem -Australian singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress

1984- Ku Hye-sun -South Korean actress and singer

1984- Joel Zumaya -American baseball player

1985- Bakary Soumaré -Malian footballer

1986- Carl Gunnarsson -Swedish ice hockey player

1987- Raul Must -Estonian badminton player

1988- Nikki Blonsky -American actress, singer, and dancer

1988- Cadeyrn Neville -Australian rugby player

1988- Analeigh Tipton -American model, actress and figure skater

1989- Baptiste Giabiconi -French model and singer

1990- Hodgy Beats -American rapper and producer (Odd Future and MellowHype)

1990- Nosa Igiebor -Nigerian footballer

1997- Matthew Fisher (cricketer)|Matthew Fisher -English cricketer