Who Was Born Today – September 9 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – September 9 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on September 9
1585 Duc Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, French cardinal and statesman who helped build France into a world power under the leadership of King Louis XIII.
1828 Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (War and Peace, Anna Karenina).
1887 Alfred M. Landon, Republican governor of Kansas who carried only two states in his overwhelming defeat for the presidency by Franklin Roosevelt in 1936.
1890 Colonel Harland Sanders, originator of Kentucky Fried Chicken fast-food restaurants.
1900 James Hilton, British novelist who authored Lost Horizon and Goodbye Mr. Chips and created the imaginary world of “Shangri-La.”
1905 Joseph E. Levine, film producer, founder of Embassy Pictures Corporation, an independent studio and distributor of films such as Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, The Graduate, A Bridge Too Far, and The Lion in Winter.
1908 Shigekazu Shimazaki, Japanese commander and pilot who led the second wave of the air attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941; posthumously promoted to admiral in 1945.
1922 Bernard Bailyn, historian, author; received Pulitzer Prize for History (1968, 1987), and National Humanities Medal (2010).
1922 Hoyt Curtin, composer and music producer; primary musical director for Hanna-Barbera animation studio (The Flintstones, Top Cat, The Smurfs).
1934 Sonia Sanchez, poet.
1941 Otis Redding, singer, songwriter, record producer, known as the “King of Soul”; “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” “Respect.”
1949 Joe Theismann, American football player, sports announcer; member of College Football Hall of Fame; winning quarterback, Super Bowl XVII.
1949 Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesian general, 6th president of Indonesia.
1960 Hugh Grant, actor, film producer; awards include Golden Globe (Four Weddings and a Funeral) and London Critics Circle’s British Actor of the Year (About a Boy)
1966 Adam Sandler, actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer (Saturday Night Live, Happy Gilmore).
1975 Michael Buble, multiple Grammy and Juno award–winning singer, songwriter, actor (Crazy Love, It’s Time).
1980 Michelle Williams, Golden Globe–winning actress (My Week with Marilyn).
1988 Jo Woodcock, actress (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Torn TV miniseries).

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