9 April


1806

 Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS (9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859), was an English mechanical and civil engineer who built the Great Western Railway, a series of steamships and numerous important bridges and tunnels. His designs revolutionised public transport and modern engineering. Born in Britan Street, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
(d. 1859)

1830

 Eadweard Muybridge
Eadweard James Muybridge (9 April 1830 – 8 May 1904) was an English photographer important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion and in motion-picture projection. Born Edward James Muggeridge in Kingston upon Thames, England.
(d. 1904)

1893

 Victor Gollancz
Sir Victor Gollancz (9 April 1893 – 8 February 1967) was a British publisher, socialist and supporter of left-wing causes. Born in Maida Vale, London.
(d. 1967)

1903

 Ward Bond
Wardell Edwin “Ward” Bond (April 9, 1903 – November 5, 1960) was an American film actor whose rugged appearance and easygoing charm were featured in over 200 movies and the television series Wagon Train. Born in Benkelman, Nebraska.
(d. 1960)

1917

 Brad Dexter
Brad Dexter (April 9, 1917 – December 11, 2002[1]) was an American actor. At his best in the The Magnificent Seven, other films Dexter appeared in include The Asphalt Jungle. He saved the singer Frank Sinatra from drowning in 1964. Born Veljko Soso in Goldfield, Nevada.
(d. 2002)

1926

 Hugh Hefner
Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9, 1926) is an American magazine publisher, as well as the founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises. Born in Chicago, Illinois.

1928

 Tom Lehrer
Thomas Andrew Lehrer (born April 9, 1928) is an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater. Lehrer is best known for the pithy, humorous songs he recorded in the 1950s and 1960s.

1930

 Wallace McCain
G. Wallace F. McCain, CC ONB (April 9, 1930 – May 13, 2011) was a Canadian businessman, co-founder of McCain Foods Limited. With an estimated net worth of $US 2.3 billion (as of March 2011), McCain was ranked by Forbes as the 13th wealthiest Canadian and 512th in the world. Born in Florenceville, New Brunswick.
(d. 2001)

1932

 Carl Perkins
Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998)[1] was an American rockabilly musician who recorded most notably at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning during 1954. His best known song is “Blue Suede Shoes”. Born near Tiptonville, Tennessee.
(d. 1998)

1933

 Jean-Paul Belmondo
Jean-Paul Belmondo (born 9 April 1933) is a French actor initially associated with the New Wave of the 1960s. Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, west of Paris.

1937

 Valerie Singleton
Valerie Singleton OBE (born 9 April 1937) is an English television and radio presenter, best known as a presenter of the popular children’s series, Blue Peter. Born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England.

1941

 Hannah Gordon
Hannah Cambell Grant Gordon (sometimes known as Hannah Warwick, born 9 April 1941) is a Scottish actress who is well known in the United Kingdom for her television work, including My Wife Next Door (1972) and Upstairs, Downstairs (1974-75). Born in Edinburgh.

1954

 Dennis Quaid
Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor known for his comedic and dramatic roles. First gaining widespread attention in the 1980s, some of his notable credits include The Right Stuff, The Big Easy, Traffic, Footloose, Wyatt Earp, The Parent Trap, and Innerspace. Born in Houston, Texas.

 Iain Duncan Smith
George Iain Duncan Smith (born 9 April 1954) is a British Conservative politician. He was leader of the Conservative Party from September 2001 to October 2003. Born in Edinburgh.

1957

 Seve Ballesteros
Severiano “Seve” Ballesteros Sota (9 April 1957 – 7 May 2011) 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. Born in the village of Pedreña, Cantabria, Spain.
(d. 2011)

1966

 Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Ellen Nixon (born April 9, 1966) is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series Sex and the City (1998–2004). Born in New York City.

1971

 Jacques Villeneuve
Jacques Joseph Charles Villeneuve, OQ (born April 9, 1971), is a Canadian racing driver. He is the son of Formula One driver Gilles Villeneuve, and is the namesake of his uncle, who was also a racer. Jacques Villeneuve won the 1995 CART Championship, the 1995 Indianapolis 500 and the 1997 Formula One World Championship. Born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.

1978

 Rachel Stevens
Rachel Lauren Stevens (born 9 April 1978) is an English singer-songwriter, actress, presenter, dancer, television personality and model. She is a member of the pop group S Club 7. Born in Southgate, London.

1979

 Albert Hammond Jr.
Albert Louis Hammond, Jr. (born April 9, 1980) is an American musician and member of the indie rock band The Strokes. Born in Los Angeles, California.

 Keshia Knight Pulliam
Keshia Knight Pulliam (born April 9, 1979) is an American actress. She is best known for her childhood role as Rudy Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. Born in Newark, New Jersey.

1990

 Kristen Stewart
Kristen Jaymes Stewart (born April 9, 1990) is an American actress who is best known for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga. Born in Los Angeles, California.

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