Birthdays of Personalities on February 9

xxxx :Alejandra Guzman, Mexico, spanish vocalist (Bye Mama, Flor de Papel)
1404 :Constantine XI Dragases, last Byzantine Emperor
1441 :Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani], Turkish poet/author (Mahbub al-kulub)
1579 :John Meursius, [van Meurs], Dutch historian
1602 :Franciscus van de Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker/tutor of Spinoza
1735 :Adriaan Kluit, Dutch historian
1772 :Frans Mikael Franz?n, Finnish-Swedish poet (Abo)
1773 :William Henry Harrison, Va, (Whigs) 9th Pres (March 4-April 4, 1841)
1775 :Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungary, mathematician (parallel axiom)
1783 :Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homer) [OS=Jan 29]
1814 :Samuel Jones Tilden, philanthropist for NY Public Library
1822 :Charles T Stork, Dutch industrialist
1826 :John Alexander Logan, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1830 :Abd?l Aziz, Istanbul Ottoman, 32nd sultan of Turkey (1861-76)
1834 :Felix Dahn, writer
1846 :Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer, designer of 1st Mercedes
1853 :Leander Starr Jameson, PM of South African Cape colony
1854 :Aletta [Henri?tte] Jacobs, 1st Dutch female physician
1854 :Edward Carson, 1st Baron Carson, lawyer/leader (Irish Unionist Party)
1857 :Johannes T de Visser, theologist/Dutch 1st minister of Education
1863 :Anthony Hope [Hopkins], London, novelist
1865 :Erich von Drygalski, Germany, geographer/glaciologist/Antarctic expl
1866 :George Ade, US, journalist/playwright/humorist (Fables in Slang)
1867 :Natsume S?seki [Natsume Kinnosuke], Japanese author (Kokoro)
1871 :Franc S Finzgar, Slovenian clergyman/writer (Our Blood)
1871 :Howard T Ricketts, US pathologist (studied typhus fever)
1874 :Amy Lowell, US poet/critic (Patterns, Sword Blades & Poppy Seed)
1876 :Alo?s Walgrave, Flemish writer/pastor (Silent hours)
1876 :Martin Stixrud, Norway, figure skater (Olympic-bronze-1920)
1879 :Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist
1884 :Frederik Gerretson, [Geerten Gossaert], Dutch poet/politician)
1887 :Henry Zimmerman, baseball player (1912-batted .372 with 14 HRs)
1887 :Vital Celen, Flemish writer (Puppy Love)
1890 :Jacobus J P Oud, Dutch architect/co-founder (Stijl)
1891 :Pietro Nenni, Italy, socialist/minister of foreign affairs (1946-47)
1892 :Barend ter Haar, Dutch lawyer (Indonesian adat justice)
1897 :Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith, pioneer Australian aviator
1902 :Blanche Calloway, US vocalist/dancer (12 Clouds of Joy)
1906 :Gwen Catley, British(?) soprano
1907 :Aubrey "Dit" Clapper, NHL hall of famer (Boston Bruins)
1909 :Dean Rusk, US Secretary of State (1961-69)
1909 :John Eustace Theodore Brancker, lawyer/parliamentarian
1910 :Jacques Monod, French biochemist
1911 :Eustace Wenworth Roskill, law lord
1912 :Hubert William Dean, air armaments specialist
1913 :Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports funds)
1914 :Bill "Rhymes with Wreck" Veeck, baseball club owner
1914 :Gypsy Rose Lee, Seattle Wash, stripper (or 0109 or 0208)
1914 :Max Manus, resistance fighter
1914 :Ralph Herman, Milwaukee Wisc, orch leader (Circus Time)
1921 :Charles Montgomery Monteith, publisher
1923 :Brendan Behan, Dublin Ireland, author/poet (Hostage)
1923 :Norman E Shumway, Mich, pioneer cardiac transplant surgeon
1924 :George Guest, British organist
1925 :Vic Wertz, baseball player
1926 :Garret FitzGerald, Prime Minister of Ireland
1927 :Donald Miller, CEO (Scottish Power)
1927 :Norman Adams, painter/ceramic sculptor
1928 :Roger Mudd, Wash DC, news ancher (CBS Weekend News, NBC Evening News)
1929 :Bill Barrett, (Rep-R-Nebraska)
1931 :Robert Morris, sculptor
1933 :Countess of Airlie
1933 :Justice Johnson
1933 :Lord Williams of Elvel
1934 :John A Ziegler Jr, Grosse Pointe Mich, 4th NHL pres (1977-92)
1935 :Paul Flynn, MP
1937 :Brian Wenham, media consultant/journalist
1937 :Johnny Sayles, US vocalist (You Made Me Wiggle)
1940 :Brian Bennett, London, rock drummer (Shadows)
1940 :Smokey Robinson, rocker (& Miracles-Tears of Clown)
1942 :Peder Lunde Jr, Norway, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1960)
1943 :Barbara Lewis, US vocalist (Hello Stranger)
1943 :James King, New Orleans LA, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1968)
1943 :Jonny Nilsson, Sweden, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1964)
1943 :Ryland Davies, tenor
1944 :Alice Walker, US, novelist (Color Purple, Meridian)
1945 :Bill Bergey, NFLer
1945 :Mia [Maria] Farrow, LA, actr (Rosemary's Baby, Purple Rose of Cairo)
1946 :Annette Penhaligon
1946 :M J H Sterling, Vice-Chancellor (Brunel University)
1947 :Joe Ely, Amarillo Tx, country vocalist (Honky Tonk Masquerade)
1949 :Janet Issaca Ashford, writer
1949 :Judith Light, Trenton NJ, (Angela-Who's the Boss, 1 Life to Live)
1950 :Andrew N Meltzoff, developmental psychologist
1950 :Lloyd Weldon Keasor, Pumphrey Md, wrestler (Olympic-silver-1976)
1950 :Terry Hawkins, theatre administrator
1951 :Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas, saxophonist (Kool & Gang-Celebration)
1951 :Jay Inslee, (Rep-D-Washington)
1952 :Danny White, quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
1953 :Andre Sevard, NHLer
1953 :Gary Franks, (Rep-R-Connecticut)
1954 :Ulrich Walter, German FR, cosmonaut
1956 :Philip Jackson Ford Jr, NC, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1976)
1957 :Gordon Strachan, soccer player
1957 :Mohammed Valli Moosa, South African leader (UDF)
1960 :Peggy A Whitson, Mt Ayr Iowa, PhD/astronaut
1961 :John Kruk, US baseball 1st baseman (Phila Phillies)
1962 :Martin D Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
1963 :Bonnie Levin, Miami Beach Fla, WPVA volleyballer
1963 :Madusa Miceli, [Debra Ann], Milan Italy, wrestler (WCW)
1963 :Travis Tritt, Marietta Ga, country vocalist (Country Club)
1964 :Rachel Bolan, rocker (Skid Row)
1966 :James "Rachel" Bolan, Pt Pleasant NJ, rocker (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
1967 :Todd Pratt, US baseball catcher (Phila Phillies)
1969 :Thomas Brandl, Bad Tolz GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
1969 :Todd Lyght, US football quarterback (St Louis Rams)
1971 :Gonzalo Floyd, CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1971 :Ken Felder, US baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
1972 :Norbert Rosza, Hungarian swimmer (100m freestyle record)
1974 :Brad Maynard, punter (NY Giants)
1974 :Orlando Bobo, guard (Minnesota Vikings)



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