Birthdays of Personalities on December 9

1392 :Peter, Prince/Regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa benfeitoria)
1561 :Edwin Sandys, a founder of Virginia colony
1569 :Martinus de Porres, Peru, saint (patron of social justice)
1571 :Adrian A Metius, Dutch mathematician/fort architect
1581 :Emilia Secunda Antwerpiana, daughter of Willem of Orange
1594 :Gustavus II Adolphus, king who made Sweden a major power (1611-32)
1608 :John Milton, London, poet/puritan (Paradise Lost)
1717 :Johann J Winckelmann, German archaeologist (History of Ancient Art)
1742 :Carl W Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist (lemon acid)
1842 :Pjotr A Kopotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist
1843 :P Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, French economist (Economiste Fran‡ais)
1848 :Joel Chandler Harris, US journalist (created Uncle Remus stories)
1853 :Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, Rochester NY, pitcher (60-12 in 1884)
1868 :Fritz Haber, German phycist-chemist (Nobel 1919)
1873 :Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect
1878 :G‚za R‚v‚sz, Hungarian/Dutch psychologist (Talent & Genius)
1883 :Alexander Papagos, Greek fieldmarshal/supreme commander
1884 :Antonin Zapotocky, Czechoslovak president (Ceskoslovensky Spisouatel)
1886 :Clarence Birdseye, frozen vegatable king (Birdseye)
1889 :John P "Hannes" Kolehmainen, Fin long-distance runner (Oly-gold 1912)
1898 :Emmett Kelly, Sedan KS, circus clown (Weary Willie)
1899 :Frans van Amelsvoort, Dutch choir conductor
1899 :Jean de Brunhoff, France, children's book author (Babar the Elephant)
1899 :Leonie Fuller Adams, US poetess (Those not elected)
1901 :Od”n [Edmund] von Horvath, Hungarian/Austrian playwright
1902 :Richard A Butler, England, Dutch min of Finance/Foreign affairs
1904 :Roger Wolcott Sperry, physicist
1905 :Dalton Trumbo, US, writer/film director (Johnny Got His Gun)
1906 :Freddy Martin, Cleve Oh, orch leader (started Merv Griffin)
1906 :Grace Murray Hopper, computer innovator
1906 :Greet Koeman, Dutch singer
1907 :Noel Walton Bott, engineer
1910 :Dick Elffers, Dutch graphic artist/painter (Holland Festival)
1910 :Stephen Jurika Jr, US pilot/capt (WW II, Santa Cruz, Navy Cross)
1912 :Thomas P "Tip" O'Neill, (Rep-D-Mass 1977-86)/Speaker of the House
1915 :Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Jarotschin Germ, soprano (Der Rosenkavalier)
1915 :Herbert Huncke, writer
1916 :Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect/writer (Mozart biog)
1922 :Redd Foxx, St Louis Mo, comedian (Sandford & Son, Redd Foxx Show)
1926 :Luis Miguel Dominguˇn, Spain, matador
1929 :Robert J L Hawke, (Lab), 23rd PM Australia (1983-91)
1930 :Buck Henry, NYC, screenwriter/comedian (SNL, Get Smart)
1934 :[Amos] Junior Wells, Memphis Tn, blues singer (In My Younger Days)
1935 :Dominico Tromp, Aruba, stage leader
1938 :David Houston, rocker
1938 :Elizabeth H "Rina" Venter, South African minister of Health care
1940 :Sammy Strain, US singer (Imperials-Hurt So Bad)
1941 :Dan Hicks, rocker
1942 :Joe McGinniss, Rye NY, author (Selling of President 1968)
1943 :Kenny Vance, rocker
1943 :Rick Danko, Canada, rocker (The Band-Islands, Stage Fright)
1944 :George Baker, [Hans Bouwens], Dutch vocalist (G B Selection)
1948 :Dennis Dunaway, rocker
1948 :Marleen Gorris, Dutch director (Mres Dalloway, Antonia, Last Island)
1950 :Joan Armatrading, St Kitts, singer (Back to the Night)
1954 :Herman Finkers, Dutch cabaret performer
1956 :Sylvia, Kokomo Indiana, country singer (Nobody)
1957 :Donny Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)
1958 :Nancy J Currie, Wilmington DE, Mjr Army/astronaut (STS 57, 70, sk: 88)
1960 :Juan Samuel, San Pedro de Macoris, infielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays)
1963 :B rbara Palacios, Carcas Venz, Miss Universe (1986)
1965 :Caryn Kadavy, Erie Pa, figure skater
1965 :Karla Nelson, Pine City Minn, Ms America (1993)
1968 :Kurt Angle, Pittsburgh Pa, 220 lbs freestyle wrestler (Oly-gold-96)
1968 :Michael Foster, Richmond Va, drummer (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime)
1969 :Ramon Garcia, Guanare Venezuela, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
1970 :Donald Douglas, WLAF safety (Rhein Fire)
1970 :Marlin Cannon, Dallas Texas, 200m/400m runner
1971 :Todd Van Poppel, Hinsdale IL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
1973 :Tony Batista, Puerto Plata Dom Rep, infielder (Oakland A's)
1978 :Mandy James, Jacksonville Fla, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)
2340 :Worf, Klingon character on Star Trek Next Generation



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