Who Was Born Today – August 9 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – August 9 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on August 9
1387 Henry V, British king famous for his victory at Agincourt, France.
1631 John Dryden, the first official Poet Laureate of Great Britain (1668 to1700).
1633 Isaak Walton, author of the classic The Compleat Angler.
1896 Jean Piaget, psychologist who did pioneering work on the development of children”s intellectual faculties.
1899 P.L. Travers, author of the Mary Poppins books.
1927 Robert Shaw, actor and writer.
1928 Bob Cousey, Hall of Fame basketball player and coach of the Boston Celtics.
1933 Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese actress and bestselling children’s author (Totto-chan, the Little Girl at the Window); established Japan’s first TV talk show, Tetsuko no Heya (Tetsuko’s Room), breaking with traditional subservient depiction of Japanese women.
1945 Ken Norton, heavyweight boxing champ.
1945 Rosemary Elizabeth “Posy” Simmonds, award-winning British newspaper cartoonist (The Silent Three, Gemma Bovery, Tamara Drewe) and author / illustrator of children’s books (Fred, The Chocolate Wedding).
1957 Melanie Griffith, film and TV actress (Working Girl, Milk Money).
1958 Amanda Bearse, film and TV actress (Married with Children).
1961 Amy Stiller, stand-up comedian, film and TV actress (Little Fokkers, The King of Queens).
1963 Whitney Houston, model, singer (“Saving All My Love for You”), actress (The Bodyguard); listed in 2009 Guinness World Records as most awarded female act of all time.
1964 Hoda Kotb, Daytime Emmy-winning TV news anchor and host.
1968 Gillian Anderson, film and TV actress (The X-Files).
1970 Chris Cuomo, TV journalist and anchor.
1983 Ashley Johnson, film (The Help) and TV actress (Growing Pains), video game voiceovers (The Last of Us).

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