Famous Birthdays on this Day, August 09:

1201 - Arnold Fitz Thedmar, English chronicler (d. 1274)
1593 - Izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler)
1611 - Henry earl of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/governor of Hulst Neth
1631 - John Dryden, English poet/playwright (Heroic Stanzas) [NS=Aug 19]
1648 - Johann Michael Bach, German composer (d. 1694)
1653 - John Oldham, English poet (d. 1683)
1669 - Eudoxia Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia (d. 1731)
1674 - Frantisek Maxmilián Kanka, Czech architect (d. 1766)
1677 - Jacob Campo Weyerman, South Neth's adventurer/painter/writer
1686 - Benedetto Marcello, Venice It, composer (Lettera Famigliare) [or 7/24]
1690 - Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri, composer
1696 - Jozef Wenceslas, monarch of Liechtenstein/general
1718 - Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher, composer
1722 - Augustus William, Prince of Prussia (d. 1758)
1726 - Francesco Cetti, Italian Jesuit scientist (d. 1778)
1757 - Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (d. 1834)
1758 - Bruno Dalberg/Anonymus Belga, [Petrus the Wacker van Zon], writer
1776 - Amedeo Avogadro, Tuin Italy, 6.022 x 10 ^ 23 (Avogadro's Law)
1781 - Michael Umlauf, composer
1783 - Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1801)
1797 - Charles Robert Malden, British naval officer (d. 1855)
1805 - Joseph Locke, English railway and civil engineer (d. 1860)
1808 - William Thomas Ward, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1809 - William Barret Travis, commander at Battle of the Alamo
1819 - William Thomas Green Morton, dentist, used ether (HOF 1920)
1823 - Daniel Marsh Frost, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1900
1824 - Simon Goodell Griffin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1825 - Elisha Ferry, (Gov-R-Wash, 1872-80, 1889-93)
1834 - Elias Alvares Lobo, composer
1845 - Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter/illustrator
1845 - André Bessette, Canadian religious figure (d. 1937)
1847 - Maria Victoria al Pozzo della Cisterna, queen consort of Spain (d. 1876)
1861 - Wilhelm Berger, composer
1869 - Randle Ayrton, Chester England, actor (Manxman)
1872 - Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Austrian field marshal (d. 1962)
1875 - Albert William Ketelbey, Aston England, composer (Wonder Worker)
1875 - Reynaldo Hahn, French composer, conductor, music critic and diarist
1883 - George Hoyt, NBA hall of fame referee (elected 1961)
1884 - Maria "Mary" Beekman, actress (Genius against Violence)
1887 - Abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Swammerdam)
1888 - Hans Oster, German major general/spy/July 20th plotter
1890 - Cesar Cortinas, composer
1890 - Eino Kaila, Finnish psychologist/philosopher
1890 - Sandor Jemnitz, composer
1891 - Max Tak, Dutch violinist/radio commentator
1892 - Charles Delaney, NYC, actor (Air Police, Lonesome Trail)
1895 - Fred Badcock, cricketer (swing bowler in NZ's 1st Test matches)
1895 - Nat Pendleton, Davenport IA, Olympic wrestler/actor (Reckless)
1896 - Jean Piaget, Switz, pioneer developmental psychologist/zoologist
1896 - Leonide Massine, choreographer (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1914-20)
1896 - Erich Hückel, German physicist (d. 1980)
1897 - Ralph Wyckoff, American pioneer in x-ray crystallography
1898 - David de Jong, Dutch writer (Mutiny on the Canal)
1899 - Armand Salacrou, French playwright
1899 - Pamela Lyndon Travers, writer (Mary Poppins)
1899 - P. L. Travers, Australian author (d. 1996)
1901 - Charles Farrell, Cape Cod Mass, actor (Vern-My Little Margie)
1902 - Zino Francescatti, Marseilles France, violinist (NY Phil-1939)
1903 - Tom Tyler, [Vincent Markowsky], Port Henry NY, actor (Mummy's Hand)
1905 - Elizabeth Lane, 1st female British supreme court justice
1905 - Leo Genn, London England, actor (Affair in Monte Carlo)
1907 - Berta Waterstradt, writer
1909 - John Baur, museum director/author (American Paintings in 19th Century)
1909 - Adam von Trott zu Solz, German diplomat (d. 1944)
1910 - Robert H van Gulik, Dutch diplomat/writer (Judge Ti)
1911 - Khurshed Meher-Homji, cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper 1936)
1911 - Robert McCormick, Danville Ky, NBC newscaster (Current Opinion)
1911 - William A Fowler, US, astrophysicist (Nobel 1983)
1911 - Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer (d. 2001)
1913 - Harry Mills, singer (Mills Brothers-Paper Moon)
1913 - Herman Talmadge, (Sen-D-Ga, Watergate Committee)
1914 - Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor
1914 - Gordon Cullen, architect
1914 - Tove Jansson, Finnish author (Moomins) (d. 2001)
1914 - Joe Mercer, English footballer (d. 1990)
1915 - Haim Alexander, composer
1918 - Robert Aldrich, US director/producer (Dirty Dozen)
1919 - Joop [Johannes] den Uyl, Dutch Premier (PVDA, 1973-77)
1919 - Ralph Houk, baseball manager (Yankees, Tigers)
1920 - Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and writer
1921 - J James Exon, (Sen-D-Nebraska, 1979- )
1921 - Ernest Angley, televangelist
1922 - Philip Larkin, Coventry England, writer (North Ship, Jill)
1923 - Gerrit Kouwenaar, Dutch literary
1925 - Robert Heppener, composer (Hymns & Conversations, Movie Music)
1925 - David A. Huffman, creator of Huffman coding (d. 1999)
1926 - Denis Atkinson, cricketer (WI all-rounder, 219 v Australia 1955)
1926 - Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch jazz historian (Mister Jazz)
1927 - Marvin Minsky, Artifical intelligence computer scientist (MIT)
1927 - Robert Shaw, England, actor (Deep, Jaws, Sting, Black Sunday)
1927 - Daniel Keyes, American author
1928 - Bob Cousy, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, 1957 MVP)
1930 - Betty Boop, animation
1931 - Mark Weinberg, South African/British fiancier/multi-millionaire
1931 - Chuck Essegian, American baseball player
1932 - John Gomery, Canadian jurist
1933 - Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese television personality and children's author
1935 - George S Leotsakos, composer
1936 - Julián Javier, American baseball player
1938 - Dick Anthony Williams, Chicago Ill, actor (Our Family Honor)
1938 - Rod Laver, Australia, tennis ace (1962, 1969 Grand Slam)
1938 - Leonid Kuchma, Ukrainian politician
1938 - Otto Rehhagel, German football manager
1939 - Billy Henderson, rocker (Spinners-That's What Girls Are Made For)
1939 - Claude Osteen, baseball pitcher (Cin Reds)
1939 - Max Neuhaus, composer
1939 - Tony Budge, English contractor/tank maker/multi-millionaire
1939 - Brito, Brazilian footballer
1940 - Beverlee McKinsey, Okla, actress (Iris-Another World, Guiding Light)
1942 - David Steinberg, Winnipeg Canada, comedian/director (End)
1942 - Miguel Littin, actor (Promised Land, Alsino & Condor)
1942 - Tommie Agee, American baseball player (d. 2001)
1943 - Ken Norton, American boxer
1944 - Gerrit Jan Wolffensperger, Dutch MP (D66)
1944 - Sam Elliott, Sacramento Calif, actor (Big Chill, Fatal Beauty)
1944 - Terry Jenner, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-75)
1944 - Viv Prince, rocker (Pretty Things)
1945 - Ken Norton, heavyweight boxing champ/TV panelist (Gong Show)
1945 - Posy Simmonds, English cartoonist
1946 - Maarnus Gerritsen, Dutch rocker (Golden Earring)
1946 - Rinus Gerritsen, Dutch rock bassist/keyboardist (Golden Earring)
1946 - Jim Kiick, American football player
1947 - Barbara Mason, US singer (Yes, I'm Ready)
1948 - Bill Campbell, American baseball player
1949 - Jonathan Kellerman, American writer
1950 - Roelof S "Roel" Bakker, Dutch actor/director (Love Potion)
1952 - Vicki Morgan, Colo Springs Colo, mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl)
1952 - Prateep Ungsongtham Hata, Thai politician
1955 - Doug Williams, Louisiana, NFL QB (Tampa Bay Bucaneers, Wash Redskins)
1955 - John E. Sweeney, American politician
1955 - Peter Schmuck, American sportswriter
1957 - Melanie Griffith, actress (Working Girl, Milk Money, Now & Then)
1958 - Amanda Bearse, actress (Marcy Rhodes-Married With Children)
1958 - Greg Chaisson, heavy metal rocker (Badlands-Dreams in the Dark)
1959 - Diane Williams, Hahn AFB Ger, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)
1959 - Kurtis Blow, NYC, rapper (Krushgroove-The Breaks)
1961 - Brad Gilbert, Oakland CA, tennis star
1961 - John Key, New Zealand politician
1961 - Amy Stiller, American actress
1962 - Jim Johnson, New Hope, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1962 - John Williams, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns)
1962 - Michael Colnroy, Modern English, rocker
1963 - Lonnie Quinn, Cheshire Conn, actor (Will Cooley-All My Children)
1963 - Whitney Houston, Newark NJ, singer (One Moment in Time, Bodyguard)
1964 - Brett Hull, Belleville Ont, NHL right wing (St Louis Blues, USA)
1964 - Yuri Khmylev, Moscow Rus, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
1964 - Hoda Kotb, American television news anchor
1965 - Ezra Polley, Georgetown Kentucky, pitcher (NY Yankees)
1965 - Gillian Anderson, Chicago IL, actress (X-Files)
1965 - John Smith, Del City Okla, 62kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-2 gold-88, 92)
1965 - Kyle Kyle, Kensington Pa, rock bassist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
1966 - Pat Petersen, LA Calif, actor (Michael-Knots Landing)
1966 - Vinny Del Negro, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
1967 - Debbie Spence, San Jose Cal, tennis star
1967 - Deborah Lee, Hamilton Ontario, LPGA golfer (1989 National Amat France)
1967 - Deion Sanders, NFL defensive (Cowboys)/centerfielder (Yankees)
1967 - Elexa Wills/Orrange, Orange Texas, long jumper/triple jumper
1968 - Jay Stacy, Aust field hockey midfielder (Oly-4th/silver-88, 92, 96)
1968 - Eric Bana, Australian actor
1968 - Sam Fogarino, American musician (Interpol)
1968 - Joseph McGinty Nichol, American film producer and director
1969 - Troy Percival, Fontana CA, pitcher (California Angels)
1970 - Chris Gedney, NFL tight end (Chic Bears, Arizona Cardinals)
1970 - Rod Brind'amour, Ottawa, NHL center (Phila Flyers, Team Canada 98)
1970 - Chris Cuomo, American TV journalist
1970 - Thomas Lennon, American actor
1970 - Arion Salazar, American musician (Third Eye Blind)
1971 - Alan Allen, NFL/WLAF wide receiver (NY Jets, London Monarchs)
1971 - David Merritt, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
1971 - Mary Joe Fernandez, Dom Rep, tennis player (US National 16s)
1971 - Nikki Schieler, Norwalk Calif, playmate (Sep, 1997)
1971 - Scott Karl, Fontana CA, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
1971 - Davide Rebellin, Italian cyclist
1971 - James Kim, technology reporter (d. 2006)
1972 - Elizabeth Vassey, Raleigh NC, actress (Emily Martin-All My Children)
1972 - Eric Zomalt, NFL strong safety (Phila Eagles)
1972 - Robert Peal, Chicago Ill, dance skater (& Margot Contois)
1972 - Silvia Ramon-Cortes, Barcelona Spain, tennis star (1994 Futures-Vigo)
1972 - Juanes, Colombian singer
1972 - A-Mei, Taiwanese singer
1973 - James McKeehan, tight end (Tennessee Oilers)
1973 - Jay Hagood, tackle (NY Jets)
1973 - Jimmy King, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
1973 - Jochen Molling, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
1973 - Larry Stallworth, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
1973 - Filippo Inzaghi, Italian footballer
1973 - Kevin McKidd, Scottish actor
1974 - Derek Fisher, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
1974 - Tremayne Allen, tight end (Chicago Bears)
1974 - Kirill Reznik, American politician
1974 - Nicola Stapleton, English actress
1975 - Mathew James Coad, Wellington NZ, 100m/200m runner (Olympics-96)
1975 - Mike Lamb, American baseball player
1976 - Jessica Capshaw, American actress
1976 - Rhona Mitra, English actress
1976 - Aled Haydn Jones, Radio 1's The Chris Moyles show Producer
1977 - Mikael Silvestre, French footballer
1977 - Jason Frasor, American baseball player
1977 - Chamique Holdsclaw, American basketball player
1977 - Adewale Ogunleye, American football player
1978 - Audrey Tautou, French actress
1979 - Alizah Allen, NYC NY, figure skater (1997 North Atlantic Sr champ)
1979 - Jessica Gregory, Miss Massachusetts Teen USA (1997)
1980 - Ryu Seung-beom, South Korean actor
1981 - Li Jiawei, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player
1982 - Tyson Gay, American sprinter
1982 - Danieal Manning, American football player
1983 - Ashley Johnson, actress (Chrissy-Growing Pains)
1983 - Shane O'Brien, Canadian hockey player
1984 - Paul Gallagher, Scottish footballer
1984 - Saori Horii, Japanese gravure idol
1985 - Luca Filippi, Italian racing driver
1985 - Hayley Peirsol, American swimmer
1985 - JaMarcus Russell, American football player
1986 - Vanessa Morley, American actress
1989 - Stefano Okaka Chuka, Italian footballer
1989 - Rakesh Parmar, Coolest Kid You'll Ever Know
1990 - Adelaide Kane, Australian actress
1991 - Hansika Motwani, Indian actress
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