June 9

Today's:

Birthdays


Leopold I (Leopold Ignaz Joseph Balthasar Felician) 1640 - Holy Roman emperor


Peter the Great 1672 - Peter I of Russia


George Stephenson 1781 - Civil engineer and mechanical engineer, built the first public railway


John Howard Payne 1791 - Actor, poet, playwright


Carl Nielsen 1865 - Composer, conductor, violinist


Meta Vaux Warrick 1877 - Artist


Cole Porter (Cole Albert Porter) 1891 - Composer, songwriter


Fred Waring 1900 - Musician (The Pennsylvanians), bandleader, radio-television personality


Louis Kutner 1908 - Human rights activist, lawyer, helped to found Amnesty International


Robert "Bob" Cummings (Charles Clarence Robert Orville Cummings) 1910 - Actor


Les Paul (Lester William Polsfuss) 1915 - Musician, songwriter, inventor (solid-body electric guitar)


Charles Loloma 1921 - Artist


George Axelrod 1922 - Screenwriter


Mona Freeman (Monica Elizabeth Freeman) 1926 - Actress


Marvin L. Kalb 1930 - Journalist


Joe Santos 1931 - Actor


Jimmy Spruill 1934 - Musician


Jackie Wilson (Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr.) 1934 - Singer, performer


Diana Van Der Vlis 1935 - Actress


Letty Cottin Pogrebin 1939 - Writer, journalist


Dick Vitale (Richard J. "Dick" Vitale) 1940 - Basketball sportscaster


Billy Hatton 1941 - Musician (The Fourmost)


Jon Lord 1941 - Musician (White Snake, Deep Purple)


Trevor Bolder 1950 - Musician (Spiders from Mars, Uriah Heep)


Dave Parker (David Gene "The Cobra" Parker) 1951 - Baseball player


Billy Knight (William R. "Billy" Knight) 1952 - Basketball player


Patricia Cornwell 1956 - Mystery author


Michael J. Fox 1961 - Actor ("Family Ties")


Aaron Sorkin 1961 - Writer, producer ("The West Wing")


Johnny Depp (John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II) 1963 - Actor, musician


Wayman Tisdale 1964 - Basketball player


Gloria Reuben 1965 - Singer, actress ("ER")


Dean Felber 1967 - Musician (Hootie & the Blowfish)


Dean Dinning 1967 - Musician (Toad the Wet Sprocket)


Tedy Bruschi 1973 - Football player


Natalie Portman 1981 - Actress ("Star Wars" movie series)


Mae Whitman 1988 - Actress ("Arrested Development")


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