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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 - [[Frank O'Grady]] -Australian public servant (d. 1981)

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

1900 - [[Joseph Zubin]] -Lithuanian-American psychologist (d. 1990)

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 - [[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]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

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

1949 - [[Fan Chung]] -Taiwanese-American mathematician and academic

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 - [[Alan Nunnelee]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 2015)

1958 - [[Michael Paré]] -American actor

1958 - [[Mike Singletary]] -American football player and coach

1959 - [[Andy Atkins]] -English environmentalist

1959 - [[Boris Nemtsov]] -Russian academic and politician, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia (d. 2015)

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 (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

1972 - [[Kōki Miyata]] -Japanese voice actor

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 - [[Haylie Ecker]] -Australian violinist Bond (band)|Bond

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 - [[Maasa Takahashi]] -Japanese announcer and host

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

1990 - [[Kevin Kampl]] -,German-Slovene footballer, formerly played for B04 and currently playing for Borussia Dortmund

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

2008 - [[Bo (dog)|Bo]] -American dog of Barack Obama

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