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Day History: October-9

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Famous Birthdays


1201- Robert de Sorbon -French theologian, founded the Collège de Sorbonne (d. 1274)

1221- Salimbene di Adam -Italian historian and scholar (d. 1290)

1261- Denis of Portugal -(d. 1325)

1328- Peter I of Cyprus -(d. 1369)

1581- Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac -French mathematician, poet, and scholar (d. 1638)

1586- Leopold V, Archduke of Austria -(d. 1632)

1704- Johann Andreas Segner -German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1777)

1757- Charles X of France -(d. 1836)

1796- Joseph Bonomi the Younger -English egyptologist and sculptor (d. 1878)

1835- Camille Saint-Saëns -French composer and conductor (d. 1921)

1837- Francis Wayland Parker -American theorist and academic (d. 1902)

1840- Simeon Solomon -English painter (d. 1905)

1852- Hermann Emil Fischer -German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)

1855- Paul Wiesner -German sailor (d. 1930)

1858- Mihajlo Pupin -Serbian-American physicist and chemist (d. 1935)

1859- Alfred Dreyfus -French colonel (d. 1935)

1863- Edward Bok -Dutch-American journalist and author (d. 1930)

1871- Didak Buntić -Croatian monk and scholar (d. 1922)

1871- Georges Gauthier -Canadian archbishop (d. 1940)

1873- Carl Flesch -Hungarian violinist and educator (d. 1944)

1873- Karl Schwarzschild -German physicist and astronomer (d. 1916)

1873- Charles Rudolph Walgreen -American businessman, founded Walgreens (d. 1939)

1874- Nicholas Roerich -Russian archaeologist and painter (d. 1947)

1877- Gopabandhu Das -Indian journalist, poet, and activist (d. 1928)

1879- Max von Laue -German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1960)

1880- Charlie Faust -American baseball player (d. 1915)

1886- Rube Marquard -American baseball player and manager (d. 1980)

1888- Nikolai Bukharin -Russian journalist and politician (d. 1938)

1888- Irving Cummings -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1959)

1890- Aimee Semple McPherson -Canadian-American evangelist, founded the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (d. 1944)

1892- Ivo Andrić -Serbian author and poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)

1893- Mário de Andrade -Brazilian author, poet, and photographer (d. 1945)

1897- M. Bhaktavatsalam -Indian lawyer and politician, 6th List of Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu|Chief Minister of Madras State (d. 1987)

1898- Tawfiq al-Hakim -Egyptian author and playwright (d. 1987)

1899- Bruce Catton -American historian and author (d. 1978)

1900- Joseph Friedman -American inventor, invented the bendy straw (d. 1982)

1900- Alastair Sim -Scottish-English actor (d. 1976)

1902- Freddie Young -English cinematographer (d. 1998)

1903- Walter O'Malley -American lawyer and businessman (d. 1979)

1906- J. R. Eyerman -American photographer and journalist (d. 1985)

1906- Léopold Sédar Senghor -Senegalese poet and politician, 1st President of Senegal (d. 2001)

1907- Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone -English academic and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 2001)

1907- Jacques Tati -French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1982)

1907- Horst Wessel -German SS officer and composer (d. 1930)

1908- Harry Hooton -Australian poet and critic (d. 1961)

1908- Werner von Haeften -German lieutenant (d. 1944)

1908- Lee Wiley -American singer (d. 1975)

1909- Donald Coggan -English archbishop (d. 2000)

1911- Joe Rosenthal -American photographer (d. 2006)

1914- Edward Andrews -American actor (d. 1985)

1915- Clifford M. Hardin -American academic and politician, 17th United States Secretary of Agriculture (d. 2010)

1915- Belva Plain -American author (d. 2010)

1918- E. Howard Hunt -American CIA officer and author (d. 2007)

1918- Lila Kedrova -Russian-Canadian actress (d. 2000)

1918- Charles Read (RAAF officer)|Charles Read -Australian air marshal (d. 2014)

1920- Jens Bjørneboe -Norwegian author and educator (d. 1976)

1920- Yusef Lateef -American saxophonist, composer, and educator (d. 2013)

1920- Jason Wingreen -American actor and screenwriter

1921- Michel Boisrond -French director and screenwriter (d. 2002)

1921- Tadeusz Różewicz -Polish poet and playwright (d. 2014)

1922- Léon Dion -Canadian political scientist and academic (d. 1997)

1922- Fyvush Finkel -American actor

1922- Olga Guillot -Cuban-American singer (d. 2010)

1923- Donald Sinden -English actor and singer (d. 2014)

1924- Immanuvel Devendrar -Indian soldier (d. 1957)

1926- Danièle Delorme -French actress and producer

1927- John Margetson -English diplomat

1928- Einojuhani Rautavaara -Finnish composer and educator

1930- Hank Lauricella -American football player and politician (d. 2014)

1931- Antony Booth -English actor

1931- Homer Smith (American football)|Homer Smith -American football player and coach (d. 2011)

1932- Dvora Omer -Israeli author and educator (d. 2013)

1932- Robert McBain -English actor and photographer (d. 2004)

1933- Joe Ashton -English politician

1933- Peter Mansfield -English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1933- Bill Tidy -English cartoonist

1933- Judy Tyler -American actress (d. 1957)

1934- Jill Ker Conway -Australian-American historian and author

1934- Abdullah Ibrahim -South African pianist and composer

1935- Don McCullin -English photographer and journalist

1936- Brian Blessed -English actor

1938- Heinz Fischer -Austrian academic and politician, 11th President of Austria

1938- John Sutherland (author)|John Sutherland -English journalist, author, and academic

1939- Nicholas Grimshaw -English architect and academic

1939- John Pilger -Australian-English journalist, director, and producer

1939- Stephen Sedley -English lawyer and judge

1939- O. V. Wright -American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1980)

1940- Gordon J. Humphrey -American pilot and politician

1940- John Lennon -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Beatles, The Quarrymen, Plastic Ono Band, and The Dirty Mac) (d. 1980)

1940- Joe Pepitone -American baseball player and coach

1941- Brian Lamb -American broadcaster, founded C-SPAN

1941- Trent Lott -American lawyer and politician

1941- Jean-Jacques Schuhl -French author

1941- Karam ud Din -Pakistani lieutenant (d. 2008)

1941- Chucho Valdés -Cuban pianist and composer

1942- Michael Palmer (novelist)|Michael Palmer -American physician and author (d. 2013)

1943- Douglas Kirby -American psychologist and author (d. 2012)

1943- Jimmy Montgomery -English footballer and coach

1943- Mike Peters (cartoonist)|Mike Peters -American cartoonist

1944- Rita Donaghy, Baroness Donaghy -English academic and politician

1944- John Entwistle -English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (The Who) (d. 2002)

1944- Nona Hendryx -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (Labelle)

1945- Taiguara -Uruguayan-Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 1996)

1945- Amjad Ali Khan -Indian sarod player

1947- John Doubleday -English sculptor and painter

1947- France Gall -French singer

1947- William E. McAnulty, Jr. -American lawyer and judge (d. 2007)

1947- Tony Zappone -American photographer and journalist

1948- Jackson Browne -German-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

1948- Dave Samuels -American vibraphone player (Caribbean Jazz Project)

1950- Brian Downing -American baseball player

1950- Reichi Nakaido -Japanese singer and guitarist (RC Succession)

1950- Jody Williams -American academic and activist, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate

1952- Simon Drew -English illustrator

1952- Sharon Osbourne -English television host and manager

1952- John Rose (businessman)|John Rose -English businessman

1952- Dennis Stratton -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Iron Maiden and Lionheart (band)|Lionheart)

1953- Sally Burgess -South African-English soprano and educator

1953- Tony Shalhoub -American actor and producer

1954- Scott Bakula -American actor, singer, and producer

1954- James Fearnley -English accordion player and songwriter (The Pogues and The Nips)

1954- John O'Hurley -American actor

1955- Linwood Boomer -Canadian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1955- Steve Ovett -English runner and sportscaster

1955- Peter Saville (graphic designer)|Peter Saville -English graphic designer and art director

1957- Don Garber -American businessman

1957- Ini Kamoze -Jamaican singer-songwriter

1958- Al Jourgensen -Cuban-American singer-songwriter and producer (Ministry (band)|Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Lard (band)|Lard, Acid Horse, and PTP (band)|PTP)

1958- Michael Paré -American actor

1958- Mike Singletary -American football player and coach

1959- Andy Atkins -English environmentalist

1959- Boris Nemtsov -Russian politician, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia

1960- Maddie Blaustein -American voice actress (d. 2008)

1960- Kenny Garrett -American saxophonist and composer (Five Peace Band)

1961- Julian Bailey -English race car driver

1961- Gyula Hajszán -Hungarian footballer

1961- Ellen Wheeler -American actress, director, and producer

1962- Jorge Burruchaga -Argentinian footballer and manager

1962- Paul Radisich -New Zealand race car driver

1962- Hugh Robertson (politician)|Hugh Robertson -English soldier and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics

1962- Ōnokuni Yasushi -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 62nd Yokozuna (sumo)|Yokozuna

1963- Sheila Kelley (American actress)|Sheila Kelley -American actress and dancer

1964- Guillermo del Toro -Mexican-American director, producer, and screenwriter

1964- Stacey Donovan -American porn actress and model

1964- John Ralston (actor)|John Ralston -Canadian actor

1965- Jimbo Fisher -American football player and coach

1966- David Cameron -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1966- Christopher Östlund -Swedish publisher, founded ''Plaza Magazine''

1967- Carling Bassett-Seguso -Canadian tennis player

1967- Audie England -American actress and photographer

1967- Eddie Guerrero -American wrestler (d. 2005)

1969- Guto Bebb -Welsh politician

1968- Troy Davis -American murderer (d. 2011)

1969- PJ Harvey -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1969- Christine Hough -Canadian-American figure skater

1969- Giles Martin -English songwriter and producer

1969- Steve McQueen (director)|Steve McQeen -English director, producer, and screenwriter

1970- Savannah (pornographic actress)|Savannah -American porn actress and model (d. 1994)

1970- Kenny Anderson (basketball)|Kenny Anderson -American basketball player and coach

1970- Jason Butler Harner -American actor

1970- Steve Jablonsky -American composer

1970- Park Sang-min -South Korean actor

1970- Annika Sörenstam -Swedish golfer

1971- Jason Jones (activist/filmmaker)|Jason Jones -American director, producer, and activist

1971- Stevie Richards -American wrestler

1972- Sarah Vandenbergh -Australian actress

1973- Steve Burns -American actor and singer

1973- Erin Daniels -American actress

1973- Fabio Lione -Italian singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Rhapsody of Fire, Vision Divine, and Labyrinth (band)|Labyrinth)

1973- Carlos Pavón -Honduran footballer and sportscaster

1974- Shmuel Herzfeld -American rabbi and activist

1974- Kieren Hutchison -New Zealand actor

1975- Sean Lennon -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Plastic Ono Band, and Cibo Matto)

1975- Rale Micic -Serbian-American guitarist and composer

1975- Mark Viduka -Australian footballer

1976- William Alexander (author)|William Alexander -American author and educator

1976- Lee Peacock -Scottish footballer

1976- Sam Riegel -American voice actor, director, and screenwriter

1976- Nick Swardson -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1977- Emanuele Belardi -Italian footballer

1977- Yaki Kadafi -American rapper (Outlawz) (d. 1996)

1977- Brian Roberts -American baseball player

1978- Rossa (singer)|Rossa -Indonesian singer

1978- Nicky Byrne -Irish singer-songwriter and footballer (Westlife)

1978- Juan Dixon -American basketball player and coach

1979- Vernon Fox -American football player and coach

1979- Alex Greenwald -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Phantom Planet and JJAMZ)

1979- Todd Kelly -Australian race car driver

1979- Hendrik Odendaal -South African swimmer

1979- Chris O'Dowd -Irish actor, producer, and screenwriter

1979- DJ Rashad -American DJ and producer (d. 2014)

1979- Brandon Routh -American actor

1979- Gonzalo Sorondo -Uruguayan footballer

1980- Ibrahim Fazeel -Maldivian footballer

1980- Kert Kütt -Estonian footballer

1980- Henrik Zetterberg -Swedish ice hockey player

1981- Zachery Ty Bryan -American actor and producer

1981- Darius Miles -American basketball player

1981- Urška Žolnir -Slovenian martial artist

1982- Shi Jun -Chinese footballer

1982- António Mendonça -Angolan footballer

1983- Stephen Gionta -American ice hockey player

1983- Spencer Grammer -American actress

1983- Jang Mi-ran -South Korean weightlifter

1983- Andreas Zuber -Austrian race car driver

1984- Ghetts -English rapper

1984- Djamel Mesbah -Algerian footballer

1985- Chris Jones (footballer, born 1985)|Chris Jones -Welsh footballer

1986- Derek Holland -American baseball player

1986- Laure Manaudou -French swimmer

1987- Samantha Murray (tennis)|Samantha Murray -English tennis player

1987- Bill Walker (basketball)|Bill Walker -American basketball player

1989- Ana Savić -Croatian tennis player

1992- Tyler James Williams -American actor and singer

1993- Ani Amiraghyan -Armenian tennis player

1993- Lauren Davis -American tennis player

1993- Sarah Lahbati -Swiss-Filipino actress and singer

1993- Scotty McCreery -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1993- Jhoana Marie Tan -Filipino actress and politician

1993- Robin Quaison -Swedish footballer

1994- Jodelle Ferland -Canadian actress