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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)

1455 - [[Johann V of Nassau-Vianden-Dietz]] -(d. 1516)

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

1606 - [[Hermann Conring]] -German philosopher and educator (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, surveyor, and author (d. 1806)

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

1773 - [[Thomasine Gyllembourg]] -Danish writer (d. 1856)

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 and academic (d. 1929)

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

1854 - [[Maud Howe Elliott]] -American activist and author (d. 1948)

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

1869 - [[Marie Dressler]] -Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 1934)

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

1873 - [[Otfrid Foerster]] -German neurologist and surgeon (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 - [[Ahn Changho]] -Korean activist and politician (d. 1938)

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

1879 - [[S. O. Davies]] -Welsh politician (d. 1972)

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 and educator (d. 1952)

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

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)

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

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

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

1915 - [[André François]] -Romanian-French illustrator, painter, and sculptor (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)

1920 - [[Philip G. Hodge]] -American engineer and academic (d. 2014)

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

1921 - [[Viktor Chukarin]] -Ukrainian gymnast and coach (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-Nepali journalist

1923 - [[James Schuyler]] -American poet and author (d. 1991)

1924 - [[Robert Frank]] -Swiss-American photographer and director

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

1926 - [[Vicente Aranda]] -Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)

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-German 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 lawyer and politician, 38th Governor of Florida

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

1936 - [[Mikhail Tal]] -Latvian-Russian 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 - [[Chitresh Das]] -Indian dancer and choreographer (d. 2015)

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

1945 - [[Richard Goldberg]] -American sex offender

1945 - [[Moeletsi Mbeki]] -South African economist and academic

1946 - [[Benny Mardones]] -American singer-songwriter

1946 - [[Marina Warner]] -English author and academic

1947 - [[Robert David Hall]] -American actor, singer, and pianist

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

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

1948 - [[Jane Humphries]] -English economist, historian, and academic

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 lawyer and 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 - [[Aed Carabao]] -Thai singer-songwriter and guitarist (Carabao (band)|Carabao)

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

1954 - [[Shankar Nag]] -Indian actor and director

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]] -American drummer (L7 (band)|L7)

1960 - [[Sarah Franklin]] -Anthropologist

1960 - [[Joëlle Ursull]] -Caribbean singer (Zouk Machine)

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 and educator

1968 - [[Colin Hay (political scientist)|Colin Hay]] -English political scientist, author, and academic

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 and coach

1970 - [[Guido Görtzen]] -Dutch volleyball player

1970 - [[Bill Guerin]] -American ice hockey player and coach

1970 - [[Chris Jericho]] -Canadian-American 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

1975 - [[Gareth Malone]] -English choirmaster and broadcaster

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

1977 - [[Lisa De Pasquale]] -Author, columnist and conservative activist

1977 - [[Omar Trujillo]] -Mexican footballer

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

1978 - [[Steven López]] -American martial artist

1978 - [[Even Ormestad]] -Norwegian bass guitarist (Jaga Jazzist)

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 - [[Vanessa Lachey]] -Filipino-American television host and actress

1980 - [[Dominique Maltais]] -Canadian snowboarder

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 - [[Kengo Ohkuchi]] -Japanese actor

1981 - [[Scottie Thompson]] -American actress

1982 - [[Boaz Myhill]] -American-Welsh footballer

1982 - [[Jana Pittman]] -Australian hurdler

1983 - [[Rob Elloway]] -German rugby player

1983 - [[Ted Potter, Jr.]] -American golfer

1983 - [[Michael Turner (footballer)|Michael Turner]] -English footballer

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

1984 - [[French Montana]] -Moroccan-American rapper

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 - [[Josip Čorić]] -Croatian-Bosnian footballer

1988 - [[Cadeyrn Neville]] -Australian rugby player

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

1988 - [[Cheyenne Tozzi]] -Australian model and singer

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

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