Birthdays of Personalities on January 9

1475 :Crinitus, Florentine humanist
1554 :Gregory XV, [Alessandro Ludovisi], pope (1621-23)
1554 :Pope Gregory XV ,
1571 :Charles Bonaventure de Longueval, Count of Bucquoy, soldier in Habsburg service
1589 :Ivan Gundulic, Croatian poet
1624 :Empress Meisho ,
1685 :Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch philologist
1695 :John E Loovens, lawyer
1699 :Robert J Pothier, French lawyer
1728 :Thomas Warton, poet laureate of England (Pleasures of Melancholy)
1728 :Thomas Warton, English poet
1735 :John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent Royal Navy, Admiral of the Fleet
1745 :Caleb Strong, 6th and 10th Governor of Massachusetts
1773 :Cassandra Austen, English watercolorist and sister of Jane Austen
1790 :Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish poet (Lycksalighetens)
1803 :Christopher Gustavus Memminger, Secy Treas (Confederacy) died in 1888
1811 :Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer
1816 :John Palmer Usher, Secy Int (Union) died in 1889
1818 :Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon, French sculptor and photographer
1819 :James Francis, Premier of Victoria
1822 :John Porter Hatch, volunteers Bvt Major General (Union), died in 1901
1823 :Johannes Friedrich August von Esmarch, German surgeon
1829 :Adolf von Schlagintweit, German explorer (Tarimbekken)
1829 :Thomas William Robertson, England, playwright (Caste)
1829 :Adolf von Schlagintweit, German explorer
1832 :Esquire Maurits A de Savornin Lohman, Dutch governor of Suriname
1832 :Félix-Gabriel Marchand, French-Canadian journalist and politician
1848 :Princess Frederica of Hanover ,
1854 :Jennie Jerome, American socialite and mother of Winston Churchill
1856 :Anton Askerc, Slavic priest/poet (Primoz Trubar)
1856 :Lizette Woodworth Reese, US poet (Branch of May, Tears)
1856 :Anton Aškerc, Slovenian priest and poet
1859 :Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, founder (League of Women Voters)
1859 :Frederik Pijper, Dutch vicar/church historian (The Monasteries)
1864 :Vladimir Steklov, Russian mathematician
1866 :Albert Baertsoen, Flemish painter/etcher
1867 :Jacques Urlus, Dutch tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth)
1868 :S. P. L. Sørensen, Danish chemist
1870 :Joseph B Strauss, civil engineer/builder (Golden Gate Bridge)
1873 :Hayyim Nahman Bialik, R?di Ukraine, Hebrew poet/translator
1875 :Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American socialite
1879 :John Broadus Watson, behaviorist psychologist
1881 :Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic (Revaluations)
1881 :Edouard Beaupré, horse lifter
1881 :Giovanni Papini, Italian writer
1886 :Lloyd Loar, Acoustical engineer and inventor of the Gibson F-5 mandolin
1890 :Karel Capek, Czech writer
1890 :Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist
1892 :Eva Bowring, American politician
1894 :Henryk Stazewski, Polish abstract painter/graphic artist
1896 :Warwick Braithwaite, New Zealand-born British conductor
1897 :Karl Löwith, German philosopher
1898 :Gracie Fields, [Stansfield], England, music hall/vaudeville performer
1898 :Wally Baker, American supercentenarian
1898 :Gracie Fields, English music hall performer
1900 :Richard Halliburton, American adventurer (presumed dead 1939)
1900 :Maria of Romania, Queen Consort of Yugoslavia
1901 :Chic Young, cartoonist (Blondie)
1902 :Jose Maria Escriv de Balaguer y Alb s, Spanish priest (Opus Dei)
1902 :Rudolph Bing, opera manager (NY Metropolitan Opera)
1902 :Saint Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish Catholic priest and founder of Opus Dei
1903 :Hem Vejakorn, Thai illustrator
1908 :Simone de Beauvoir, French author
1909 :Herva Nelli, soprano
1909 :Anthony Mamo, Malta's 1st President
1909 :Patrick Peyton, Irish Roman Catholic prelate
1909 :J. R. Simplot, American entrepreneur
1910 :Dick Henry Jurgen, bandleader
1911 :Richard Selwyn Francis Schiling, professor of occupational health
1911 :Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, British newspaper editor
1912 :Ralph Tubbs, architect
1913 :Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst, vocal/piano
1913 :Peter John Norton, naval diplomat/artist
1913 :Richard Milhous Nixon, (R) 37th pres (1968-74) (I am not a crook!)
1914 :Derek Allhusen, England, equestrian (Olympic-gold-1968)
1915 :Les Paul, guitarist inventor (Les Paul)
1916 :Alain Bernardin, impressario (Crazy Horse Saloon)
1916 :Vic Mizzy, Bkln NY, orch leader (Don Rickles Show)
1916 :Peter Twinn, English World War II code-breaker
1920 :Chan Canasta, Polish-British magician
1920 :Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar
1921 :Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright
1922 :Ahmed S?kou Tour?, president of Guinea (1957-84)
1922 :Har G Khorana, India/Canada bio-chemist (Nobel 1968)
1922 :Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea
1924 :Juli n B Coco, Cura?ao guitarist/bassist (Utrecht Symphony Orch)
1924 :Sergei Parajanov, Soviet film director
1925 :Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist
1926 :Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian politician, Lieutenant governor of Quebec
1928 :Fernand J St Germain, (Rep-D-RI, 1961- )
1928 :Judith Krantz, American author
1929 :Heiner Muller, dramatist
1929 :Brian Friel, Irish dramatist
1929 :Heiner Muller, German dramatist
1929 :Dorothea Puente, American serial killer
1931 :Geoffrey Wragg, British(?) reorganizer
1931 :Algis Budrys, American author
1933 :Robert Garcia, (Rep-D-NY, 1978- )
1933 :Wilbur Smith, Zambian-British novelist
1934 :Julian B Coco, Antilles, guitarist/tutor (Princess Christina)
1935 :Dick Enberg, Mt Clemens Mich, sportscaster (Where's Huddles)
1935 :Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer
1935 :Dick Enberg, American sportscaster
1935 :Earl G. Graves, Sr., African-American publisher
1935 :Brian Harradine, Australian independent Senator
1936 :Peter Fletcher, music teacher
1936 :Anne Rivers Siddons, American writer
1938 :Stuart Woods, American novelist
1940 :Ruth Dreifuss, Swiss politician
1941 :Joan Baez, Staten Island, folk singer/human rights advocate
1941 :Gilles Vaillancourt, Quebec politician
1942 :John Dunning, American writer
1942 :Lee Kun-hee, Korean industrialist, chairman of Samsung
1942 :Judy Malloy, American hypertext fiction pioneer and artist
1943 :Kenneth Kelley, US singer (Manhattans, One Life to Live)
1943 :Rob Hoeke, Dutch pianist/singer (Drinking on My Bed)
1943 :Robert Drewe, Australian author
1943 :Elmer MacFadyen, Canadian politician
1944 :Jimmy Page, London, rock guitarist (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven)
1944 :Scott Engel, vocalist (Walker Brothers-Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore)
1944 :Ian Hornak, American painter, draughtsman and sculptor
1944 :Jimmy Page, British musician and producer (Led Zeppelin)
1945 :Frank J Biondi Jr, president (HBO)
1947 :Ronnie Landfield, American artist
1948 :Bill Cowsill, Newport RI, rock guitarist/vocals (Cowsills-We Can Fly)
1950 :David Johansen, [Buster Poindexter], NY, singer (Hot! Hot! Hot!)
1950 :Rio Reiser, rock singer
1951 :Crystal Gayle, Ky, country singer (Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue)
1951 :Rosalyn Kind, Bkln, singer (? sister of Barbra Streisand)
1952 :Eveline L Herfkens, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1952 :Hugh Bayley, British politician
1952 :Michael Capuano, American politician, United States Congressman from Massachusetts
1953 :Javad Alizadeh, Iranian cartoonist.
1953 :Morris Gleitzman, British-Australian children's author
1954 :Philippa Gregory, English historical novelist
1955 :Michiko Kakutani, American literary critic
1956 :Mike Walczewski, American public address announcer at Madison Square Garden
1958 :Mehmet Ali Agca, Turkish attempted assassin of Pope John Paul II
1958 :Stephen Neale, British philosopher
1959 :Otis Nixon, US baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers)
1959 :Mark Martin, American race car driver
1959 :Rigoberta Menchú, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
1959 :Cristi Minculescu, Romanian musician
1961 :Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter
1962 :Phil Lewis, London England, rock vocalist (LA Guns-It's Over Now)
1963 :Michael Everson, expert in writing systems and Unicode
1964 :Stan Javier, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, outfielder (Oak A's, SF Giants)
1965 :Atsuo Kudo, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
1965 :Georg Franz, Straubing GER, hockey forward (Team Germany, Landshut)
1965 :Eric Erlandson, American musician
1966 :Jimmie Jones, defensive end/defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
1967 :Dave Matthews, singer/musician (Dave Matthews Band)
1967 :Dave Mcllwain, Seaforth, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)
1967 :Jamie Huscroft, Creston, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
1967 :Carl Bell, American musician
1968 :Katie Anderson, Kingston Jamaica, Canada 100m hurdler (Oly-7th-92, 96)
1968 :Jimmy Adams, West Indian cricketer
1968 :Al Schnier, American rock guitarist (moe.)
1969 :Domingo Jean, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Houston Astros)
1969 :Johanna Ikonen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
1970 :Graciela Schutt, El Paso Tex, WPVA volleyballer (Deerfield-25th-1995)
1970 :Alex Staropoli, Italian keyboardist (Rhapsody Of Fire)
1970 :Mia X, American rapper
1971 :Elizabeth Punsalan, Syracuse NY, dance skater (& Swallow, Oly-15-94)
1971 :Scott Thornton, London, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
1971 :Daniel Dumile, American hip hop artist
1971 :Angie Martinez, American rapper and radio talk host
1971 :Yusuke Naora, Japanese game art director
1971 :Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian author
1972 :Jay Powell, Meridian MS, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1972 :Sarah Beeny, British TV personality
1972 :Mat Hoffman, professional BMX rider
1973 :Aaron Holbert, US baseball infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
1973 :Ronald Hamming, soccer player (FC Groningen, Fortuna Sittard)
1973 :Sean Paul, Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician
1975 :Kim Mathers, Eminem's ex-wife
1976 :Radek Bonk, Koprivnice Cze, NHL center (Ottawa Senators, Team Czech)
1976 :Simon Gosejohann, German comedian
1976 :Todd Grisham, American professional wrestling interviewer
1977 :Beth Troutman, American production assistant
1978 :Maggie Rizer, American model and AIDS activist
1980 :Sergio García, Spanish golfer
1982 :Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
1986 :Amanda Mynhardt, South African netballer
1987 :Sam Bird, English racing driver



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