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.
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.
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.
Brad Dexter (April 9, 1917 – December 11, 2002) 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.
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.
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.
Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.