9 February


1737

 Thomas Paine
English radical liberal philosopher, American revolutionary (d. 1809)

1773

 William Henry Harrison
9th President of the United States (d. 1841)

1865

 Mrs. Patrick Campbell
British actress (d. 1940)

1885

 Alban Berg
Austrian composer (d. 1935)

1891

 Ronald Colman
English actor (d. 1958)

1892

 Peggy Wood
Peggy Wood (February 9, 1892 – March 18, 1978) was an American actress of stage, film and television. She played the gentle, wise Mother Abbess in the The Sound Of Music (1965), for which she received an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress. Born Mary Margaret Wood in Brooklyn, New York. (d. 1978)

1901

 Brian Donlevy
Irish actor (d. 1972)

1909

 Heather Angel
English actress. (d. 1986)
 Carmen Miranda
Brazilian actress (d. 1955)

1915

 Lennard Pearce
English actor (d. 1984)

1922

 Kathryn Grayson
American actress (d. 2010)

1923

 Brendan Behan
Irish author (d. 1964)

1926

 Garret FitzGerald
7th Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland (d. 2011)

1928

 Frank Frazetta
American illustrator (d. 2010)

1936

 Clive Swift
British actor.
 Barbara Young
Barbara Young (born 9 February 1936) is an English actress. She is probably best known for her role as the future Emperor Nero’s mother, Agrippinilla, in the landmark 1976 BBC serial I, Claudius. She also played the character Dot Wilmintgon in the TV series Hazell. Born in Brighouse, West Yorkshire.

1937

 Alan Rothwell
Alan Rothwell (born 9 February 1937) is a British actor and television presenter. He first came to fame in 1960, playing the character David Barlow in the then new ITV soap opera Coronation Street. Born in Oldham, Lancashire.

1939

 Janet Suzman
South African actress.

1940

 Brian Bennett
British musician (The Shadows).
 J. M. Coetzee
South African author, Nobel laureate.

1942

 Carole King
American singer.

1943

 Joe Pesci
American actor.

1944

 Alice Walker
American writer.

1945

 Mia Farrow
American actress.

1951

 Sally Knyvette
Sally Knyvette (born 9 February 1951) is a British actress, director and drama teacher. Best known for her role as Jenna Stannis in first two seasons of the British science fiction series Blake’s 7. Born Sally James in Horsham, West Sussex.

1953

 Ciarán Hinds
Northern Irish actor.

1960

 Holly Johnson
British singer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood).

1979

 Zhang Ziyi
Chinese actress.

1981

 Tom Hiddleston
English actor.

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