Birthdays of Personalities on May 9

1265 :Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (Divina Commedia)
1596 :Abraham van Diepenbeeck, painter
1738 :John Pindar, [Peter], physician/poet
1783 :Alexander Ross, Canada, pioneer/fur trader
1785 :James Pollard Espy, Penns, meteorologist (Philosphy of Storms)
1793 :Johannes C de Jonge, Dutch historian/archivist
1796 :August Pauly, German classicus (Real Encyclopedia)
1800 :John Brown, abolitionist; led attack on Harpers Ferry
1801 :Samuel Cousins, mezzotint engraver
1810 :Louis Gallait, historical painter
1810 :WFLC Marianne, princess of Orange-Nassau/daughter of king Willem I
1824 :William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1837 :Adam Opel, German manufacturer (cycling, motorcars)
1860 :James Matthew Barrie, Scotland, novelist (Margaret Ogilvy, Peter Pan)
1873 :Howard Carter, British archaeologist (found King Tutankhamen's tomb)
1873 :Lilian Mary Baylis, manager (Old Vic & Sadler's Wells Theater)
1882 :Henry J Kaiser, builder (Liberty Ships, Jeeps, Boulder Dam)
1887 :Jules Van de Leene, Belgian writer
1892 :Zita, empress (Austria)/Queen (Hungary)
1895 :Lucian Blaga, Romaniams philosopher/poet (Dogmatic Aeon)
1899 :Edward Pollock, saxophone/clarinet
1903 :Walter Dehmel, writer
1906 :Eleanor Estes, author (Ginger Pye, Moffats)
1907 :Baldur von Schirach, German writer/nazi politician (Frame)
1910 :Barbara Woodhouse, dog training expert
1913 :John Hayes, Admiral
1913 :Victor Smith, Admiral (Australian Chiefs of Staff)
1914 :Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
1914 :Frank Chacksfield, arranger/orch leader
1914 :Josef Muller-Brockmann, graphic designer/writer
1914 :Theodore Kheel, labor negotiator (Fair Employment Practices)
1915 :Richard Janvrin, British vice admiral
1916 :Cyril Bowles, bishop of Derby
1916 :Douglas Guest, organist
1917 :George Fleming, cyclist
1918 :Mike Wallace, Brookline Mass, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes)
1918 :Orville Freeman, Minneapolis, (Sen-D-Mn)/Sec of Agriculture (1961-69)
1920 :Richard Adams, author (Day Gone By)
1924 :Bulat S Okudzjava, Russian author (Student!)
1924 :Gerard Wernars, Dutch graphic designer (Library stamps 1991)
1925 :Peter Leng, Master General of the Ordnance
1926 :Alistair MacFarlane, principal (Heriot-Watt University England)
1926 :Francis Kennedy, British diplomat
1926 :Joshua Hassan, chief minister (Gibralter)
1926 :Robin Cooke, pres (NZ Court of Appeal)
1927 :John McDermott, Lord Justice of Appeal (Northern Ireland)
1927 :Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)
1929 :Anthony Lloyd, Lord Justice of Appeal
1931 :Vance DeVoe Brand, Longmont Co, astro (Apollo 18, STS-5, 41B, 35)
1932 :David Plastow, CEO (Medical Research Council)
1932 :Gavin Lyall, author (Conduct of Major Maxim)
1932 :J Alex McMillan, (Rep-R-NC, 1985- )
1933 :Johnny Grant, unofficial mayor of Hollywood
1934 :John Robertson, deputy chairman (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
1934 :Roy Massey, Master of Choristers (Hereford Cathedral)
1936 :Terry Downes, middleweight boxing champ (1961-62)
1936 :Terry Drinkwater, TV newsman (CBS)
1937 :Dave Prater, Ocilla Ga, rock vocalist (Sam & Dave)
1937 :Sonny Curtis, Texas, guitarist (Crickets)
1938 :Geoffrey Holland, civil servant
1938 :Nokie Edwards, rocker (Ventures)
1939 :Kenneth Warby, fastest man on water at 300 knots (345 mph)
1939 :Nokle Edwards, rocker
1940 :Dick Morrissey, saxophonist
1941 :Dorothy Hyman, England, sprinter (Oly-silver-60)
1941 :Jan Dibbets, sculptor/artist (Dutch Mountains)
1941 :Pete Birrell, rock bassist (Freddie & The Dreamers)
1942 :John D Ashcroft, (Gov-MO)
1942 :Mike Millward, rocker
1942 :Tommy Roe, Atlanta, rocker (Hooray for Hazel)
1942 :William Olner, MP
1943 :Bruce Milner, rocker (Every Mother's Son)
1943 :Tommy Roe, rocker
1944 :Don Dannemann, rocker (Cyrkle)
1944 :Richard Furay, Ohio, rock vocalist (Buffalo Springfield, Poco)
1945 :Steve Katz, NYC, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1946 :Candice Bergen, Beverly Hills, actr (Carnal Knowledge, Murphy Brown)
1949 :Billy Joel, Bronx, rock vocalist (Pianoman, Capt Jack, Bridge)
1949 :Oleg Yuriyevich Atkov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10)
1950 :Tom Petersson, Rockford Il, rock bassist (Cheap Trick)
1953 :Scott McInnis, (Rep-R-Colorado)
1957 :Fred Markham, 1st man to pedal a bike 65 mph
1960 :Jim Reilly, rocker (Red Rockers)
1960 :Tony Gwynn, LA CA, outfielder (San Diego Padres)
1962 :Dave Gahan, Essex, rock vocalist (Depeche Mode-Dreaming of Me)
1962 :Paul Heaton, rocker (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)
1965 :Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot, rocker (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Distance)
1968 :Marie-José Pérec, Guadeloupe, French 200m/400m runner (Oly-2 gold-96)
1972 :Dan Hollander, Royal Oak Mich, figure skater (1996 Great Lakes champ)
1980 :Angela Nikodinov, Spartanburg SC, figure skater (1997 Pacif Sr champ)



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