Who Was Born Today – October 9 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – October 9 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on October 9
1837 Francis Parker, educator and founder of progressive elementary schools.
1859 Alfred Dreyfus, French artillery officer who was falsely accused of giving French military secrets to foreign powers.
1873 Charles Rudolph Walgreen, “the father of the modern drugstore.”
1879 Max von Laue, German physicist.
1899 Bruce Catton, U.S. historian and journalist, famous for his works on the Civil War.
1909 Jacques Tati, French actor and director.
1940 John Lennon, musician, singer, songwriter; one of the Beatles (“Imagine,” “Give Peace a Chance”).
1941 Brian Lamb, journalist, founder of C-SPAN cable network.
1941 Trent Lott, politician, Republican Senate Majority Whip (1995-96), Senate Majority Leader (1996–2001) and Minority Leader (2001-02); resigned during controversy over making remarks that praised Strom Thurmond’s 1948 presidential campaign that had called for preservation of racial segregation.
1948 Jackson Browne, singer, songwriter, musician, producer; member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (“Running on Empty,” “Take It Easy”).
1974 Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, writer, radio host; prominent figure in Modern Orthodox Judaism.
1979 Chris O’Dowd, comedian, actor (The IT Crowd and Family Tree TV series, Bridesmaids).

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