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Richard Alfieri

Richard Alfieri (April 9, 1948-)

Richard Alfieri is a multi-award-winning playwright, screenplay writer, novelist, producer, and actor. Wikipedia
Florida, United States
Rafaela Aparicio

Rafaela Aparicio (April 9, 1906-June 9, 1996)

Rafaela Aparicio was a famous Spanish film and theatre actress. Wikipedia
Marbella,(Málaga) Spain
Madrid, Spain
Paul Arizin

Paul Arizin (April 9, 1928-December 12, 2006)

Paul Joseph Arizin, nicknamed "Pitchin' Paul," was an American basketball player who spent his entire National Basketball Association career with the Philadelphia Warriors from 1950 to 1962. He retired with the third highest career point total in NBA history, and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History upon its 50th anniversary in... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Springfield, Pennsylvania
Seve Ballesteros

Seve Ballesteros (April 9, 1957-May 7, 2011)

Severiano "Seve" Ballesteros Sota was a Spanish professional golfer, a World No. 1 who was one of the sport's leading figures from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. A member of a gifted golfing family, he won more than 90 international tournaments in an illustrious career, including five major championships between 1979 and 1988: The Open... Wikipedia
Pedreña, Cantabria, Spain
Pedreña, Cantabria, Spain

Paddy Barnes (April 9, 1987-)

Patrick Gerard Barnes MBE is an Irish amateur boxer from Belfast. Representing Ireland, he has won two Olympic bronze medals. The first at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the second at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Representing Northern Ireland, Barnes has won gold at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games. Wikipedia
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Jay Baruchel

Jay Baruchel (April 9, 1982-)

Jonathan Adam Saunders "Jay" Baruchel is a Canadian actor and comedian. He plays Josh Greenberg, the main character, in the FXX comedy television series 'Man Seeking Woman', and played the lead character in the 2001–02 Judd Apatow-created comedy TV series, 'Undeclared'. He has appeared in supporting roles in box office successes 'Million Dollar... Wikipedia
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire (April 9, 1821-August 31, 1867)

Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Jean-Paul Belmondo

Jean-Paul Belmondo (April 9, 1933-)

Jean-Paul Belmondo is a French actor initially associated with the New Wave of the 1960s. Wikipedia
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Swara Bhaskar

Swara Bhaskar (April 9, 1988-)

Swara Bhaskar is an Indian film actress who works in the Hindi cinema. She came to prominence after playing the roles of Payal, in the 2011 rom-com film 'Tanu Weds Manu', Bindiya in the 2013 romantic drama 'Raanjhanaa', and Payal in the 2015 romantic comedy 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns'. All of the films garnered her critical acclaim and first two... Wikipedia
Delhi, India

Johannes Bobrowski (April 9, 1917-September 2, 1965)

Johannes Bobrowski was a German lyric poet, narrative writer, adaptor and essayist. Wikipedia
Tilsit, Prussia
Lord David Cecil

Lord David Cecil (April 9, 1902-January 1, 1986)

Lord Edward Christian David Gascoyne-Cecil, CH, was a British biographer, historian and academic. He held the style of 'Lord' by courtesy, as a younger son of a marquess. Wikipedia
Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
Cranborne, Dorset

Isabel Coixet (April 9, 1960-)

Isabel Coixet Castillo is a Spanish film director. She is one of the most prolific film directors of contemporary Spain, having directed seven feature-length films since the beginning of her film career in 1988, in addition to documentary films, shorts and commercials. Her films follow a departure from traditional national cinema of Spain, and help... Wikipedia
Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona, Spain

F. Albert Cotton (April 9, 1930-February 20, 2007)

Frank Albert Cotton was an American chemist. He was the W.T. Doherty-Welch Foundation Chair and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University. He authored over 1700 scientific articles. Cotton was recognized for his research on the chemistry of the transition metals. Wikipedia
Philadelphia PA
College Station TX
Carlo Croccolo

Carlo Croccolo (April 9, 1927-)

Carlo Croccolo is an Italian film actor and dubber. He has appeared in over 100 films since 1949. He was born in Naples, Italy. Wikipedia
Naples, Italy

Ivan Dzerzhinsky (April 9, 1909-1978)

Ivan Ivanovich Dzerzhinsky was a Russian composer. He is notable in that the work for which he best known, his opera 'Quiet Flows the Don', was more successful for its political potential than for any musical distinction. Wikipedia

J. Presper Eckert (April 9, 1919-June 3, 1995)

John Adam Presper "Pres" Eckert, Jr. was an American electrical engineer and computer pioneer. With John Mauchly he invented the first general-purpose electronic digital computer, presented the first course in computing topics, founded the first commercial computer company, and designed the first commercial computer in the U.S., the UNIVAC, which... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Robbie Fowler

Robbie Fowler (April 9, 1975-)

Robert Bernard "Robbie" Fowler is an English former professional footballer and manager who played as a striker from 1993 to 2012. Fowler was known for being a natural scorer with an instinctive goal-poaching ability. Wikipedia
Toxteth, Liverpool, England
J. William Fulbright

J. William Fulbright (April 9, 1905-February 9, 1995)

James William Fulbright was a United States Senator representing Arkansas from January 1945 until his resignation in December 1974. Wikipedia
Sumner, Missouri
Washington, D.C.
Robert Helpmann

Robert Helpmann (April 9, 1909-September 28, 1986)

Sir Robert Helpmann CBE was an Australian dancer, actor, theatre director and choreographer. Wikipedia
Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia
Sydney, Australia
Fred Hollows

Fred Hollows (April 9, 1929-February 10, 1993)

Frederick Cossom "Fred" Hollows, AC was a New Zealand and Australian ophthalmologist who became known for his work in restoring eyesight for countless thousands of people in Australia and many other countries. It has been estimated that more than one million people in the world can see today because of initiatives instigated by Hollows, the most... Wikipedia
Dunedin, New Zealand
Kathryn Hunter

Kathryn Hunter (April 9, 1957-)

Kathryn Hunter is an award-winning English actress and theatre director. Wikipedia
New York

Manuel José de Jesus (April 9, 1946-)

Manuel José de Jesus Silva, ComM, known simply as Manuel José, is a Portuguese football manager, who most recently managed Persepolis F.C. in Iran Pro League. Wikipedia
Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal

Joseph Krumgold (April 9, 1908-July 10, 1980)

Joseph Quincy Krumgold was an American writer of books and screenplays. He was the first person to win two annual Newbery Medals for the most distinguished new American children's book. Wikipedia
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Hope Township, New Jersey

Leonard Levy (April 9, 1923-August 24, 2006)

Leonard Williams Levy was an American historian, the Andrew W. Mellon All-Claremont Professor of Humanities and Chairman of the Graduate Faculty of History at Claremont Graduate School, California, who specialized in the history of basic American Constitutional freedoms. He was born in Toronto, Ontario, and educated at Columbia University, where... Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Ashland, Oregon
James Smith McDonnell

James Smith McDonnell (April 9, 1899-August 22, 1980)

James Smith "Mac" McDonnell was an American aviator, engineer, and businessman. He was an aviation pioneer and founder of McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, later McDonnell Douglas, and the James S. McDonnell Foundation. Wikipedia
Denver, Colorado
Fabrizio Moro

Fabrizio Moro (April 9, 1975-)

Fabrizio Mobrici, known by his stage name Fabrizio Moro, is an Italian singer-songwriter and television presenter. He released his debut album in 2000 and he achieved commercial success in 2007, after winning the Newcomers' Section of the Sanremo Music Festival with his entry "Pensa". The song became a number-one hit in Italy, while the album with... Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon (April 9, 1966-)

Cynthia Ellen Nixon is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series 'Sex and the City', the film 'Sex and the City', and its sequel 'Sex and the City 2'. She has won two Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, and a Tony Award. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Carl Perkins

Carl Perkins (April 9, 1932-January 19, 1998)

Carl Lee Perkins was an American singer-songwriter who recorded most notably at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning in 1954. His best-known song is "Blue Suede Shoes". Wikipedia
Tiptonville, Tennessee, United States
Jackson, Tennessee, United States
Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid (April 9, 1954-)

Dennis William Quaid is an American actor known for his comedic and dramatic roles. First gaining widespread attention in the 1980s, his career rebounded in the 1990s after he overcame an addiction to drugs and an eating disorder. Some of his notable credits include 'Breaking Away', 'The Rookie', 'The Day After Tomorrow', 'Traffic,' 'Vantage... Wikipedia
Houston, Texas, United States
Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson (April 9, 1898-January 23, 1976)

Paul Leroy Robeson was an American singer and actor who became involved with the Civil Rights Movement. At Rutgers College, he was an outstanding football player, then had an international career in singing, as well as acting in theater and movies. He became politically involved in response to the Spanish Civil War, fascism, and social injustices.... Wikipedia
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Rockin' Sidney (April 9, 1938-February 25, 1998)

Sidney Simien aka Rockin' Sidney and Count Rockin' Sidney was an American R&B, zydeco, and soul musician who began recording in the late 1950s and continued performing until his death. Wikipedia
Lebeau, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United States
Arnold Stadler

Arnold Stadler (April 9, 1954-)

Arnold Stadler is a German writer, essayist and translator. Wikipedia
Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart (April 9, 1990-)

Kristen Jaymes Stewart is an American actress, known for playing the protagonist Bella Swan in 'The Twilight Saga' film series from 2008–12, which has grossed over $3.3 billion worldwide. She is the "face" of Chanel and Balenciaga fashion brands. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
David Stucke

David Stucke (April 9, 1974-)

David Stucke is a physics professor and poker player. Wikipedia
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Isabel Toledo

Isabel Toledo (April 9, 1961-)

Isabel Toledo is a Cuban-American fashion designer based in New York. Wikipedia
Jørn Utzon

Jørn Utzon (April 9, 1918-November 29, 2008)

Jørn Oberg Utzon, Hon. FAIA was a Danish architect, most notable for designing the Sydney Opera House in Australia. When it was declared a World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007, Utzon became only the second person to have received such recognition for one of his works during his lifetime. Other noteworthy works include Bagsværd Church near Copenhagen... Wikipedia
Christine Van Broeckhoven

Christine Van Broeckhoven (April 9, 1953-)

Christine Van Broeckhoven is a Belgian molecular biologist and professor in Molecular genetics at the University of Antwerp. She is also leading the VIB Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Antwerp of the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology. Christine Van Broeckhoven does research on Alzheimer dementia, bipolar mental disorders and... Wikipedia
Jacques Villeneuve

Jacques Villeneuve (April 9, 1971-)

Jacques Joseph Charles Villeneuve, is a Canadian automobile racing driver and amateur musician. He is the son of Formula One driver Gilles Villeneuve, and is the namesake of his uncle, who was also a racer. Villeneuve won the 1995 CART Championship, the 1995 Indianapolis 500 and the 1997 Formula One World Championship, making him only the third... Wikipedia
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada
Bertine Zetlitz

Bertine Zetlitz (April 9, 1975-)

Bertine Axeliane Robberstad Zetlitz is a Norwegian pop singer. She is one of Norway's most popular performers. Wikipedia