Who Was Born Today – December 9 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – December 9 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on December 9
1608 John Milton, British writer and poet (Paradise Lost).
1809 William Barret Travis, commander of the Texas troops at the battle of the Alamo.
1848 Joel Chandler Harris, writer, creator of the Uncle Remus tales.
1899 Jean de Brunhoff, illustrator and author, creator of the Babar series of books.
1906 Grace Hopper, mathematician and computer pioneer.
1912 Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, speaker of the House of Representatives.
1918 Kirk Douglas, American actor (Spartacus).
1919 William Lipscomb, chemist; awarded Nobel Prize in 1976.
1922 Redd Foxx (John Sanford), comedian, actor; best known for his starring role in the TV series Sanford and Son.
1926 Henry Kendall, particle physicist; shared Nobel Prize in 1990.
1928 Dick Van Patten, actor; best known for his role on the TV series Eight is Enough.
1929 John Cassavetes, actor (The Dirty Dozen), film director, screenwriter (Faces).
1932 Billy Edd Wheeler, singer, songwriter (“Jackson,” “Coward of the County”).
1934 Judi Dench (Dame Judith Dench), actress; known to James Bond fans for her role as M in Bond films beginning with Golden Eye (1997), her many awards include an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Chocolat, 2000).
1942 Dick Butkus, pro football player; inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1979.
1953 John Malkovich, actor (Places in the Heart), producer (Juno), director, fashion designer.
1963 Masako, Crown Princes of Japan, wife of Crown Prince Naruhito, heir apparent to the Chrysanthemum Throne.

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