9 May


1800

 John Brown
American abolitionist (d. 1859)

1801

 Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood
English landowner, developer, and Member of Parliament, founded the town of Fleetwood, in Lancashire (d. 1866)

1860

 J. M. Barrie
Scottish author (d. 1937)

1874

 Howard Carter
English archaeologist (d. 1939)

1910

 Barbara Woodhouse
Barbara Kathleen Vera Woodhouse (9 May 1910 – 9 July 1988), was a British dog trainer, author, horse trainer and television personality. Her 1980 television series Training Dogs the Woodhouse Way made her into a household name in the UK. Born in Rathfarnham, Ireland.

1919

 Arthur English
English actor and comedian (d. 1995)

1920

 Richard Adams
English author.

1928

 Pancho Gonzales
American tennis player (d. 1995)

1930

 Joan Sims
English actress (d. 2001)

1932

 Geraldine McEwan
Geraldine McEwan (9 May 1932 – 30 January 2015) was an English actress who had a long career in theatre, television and film. McEwan was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play in 1998 for her performance in The Chairs. She won a BAFTA Award for her performance in the television serial Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1990). From 2004 to 2009 she appeared as Miss Marple, the Agatha Christie sleuth, for the series Marple. Born Geraldine McKeown on 9 May 1932 in Old Windsor, Berkshire, England. (d. 2015)

1933

 Jessica Steele
English novelist.

1934

 Alan Bennett
English author.

1935

 Roger Hargreaves
English author (d. 1988)

1936

 Albert Finney
English actor.
 Glenda Jackson
English actress and politician.
 Terry Downes
Terry Downes BEM (born on 9 May 1936) is a retired British middleweight boxer. He held the world middleweight boxing title for ten months from 1961 to 1962. Downes acted occasionally between 1965 and 1990, usually appearing a thug, villain or bodyguard. Born in Paddington, London.

1940

 James L. Brooks
American director, producer, and screenwriter.

1942

 Tommy Roe
American singer-songwriter.

1943

 Vince Cable
English politician.

1945

 Sue Bond
Sue Bond (born 9 May 1945) is a British actress, cabaret singer and comedienne best remembered for her appearances on The Benny Hill Show in the early 1970s. Born in in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, UK.

1946

 Candice Bergen
American actress.

1947

 Anthony Higgins
Anthony Higgins (born 9 May 1947) is an English actor. He appeared in many films such as Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970), cult film Vampire Circus (1972), Raiders of the Lost Ark and the leading role in The Draughtsman’s Contract. Born in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.

1949

 Billy Joel
American singer-songwriter and pianist (The Hassles and Attila).

1950

 Matthew Kelly
Matthew Kelly (born 9 May 1950) is an English television presenter and Olivier-award winning actor. Having been trained as a theatre actor, he first came to public prominence as a television presenter of ITV light entertainment shows such as Game for a Laugh, You Bet! and Stars in Their Eyes. Born David Allan Kelly in Urmston, Lancashire.

1951

 Alley Mills
American actress best known for her role as Norma Arnold, the mother in The Wonder Years.

1952

 Patrick Ryecart
Patrick Ryecart (born 9 May 1952) is an English actor. His film credits include appearances in A Bridge Too Far (1977), Silver Dream Racer (1980) and The King’s Speech (2010). Born in Warwickshire.

1953

 Amy Hill
American actress.

1955

 Kevin Peter Hall
American actor known for his roles in Harry and the Hendersons and Predator. (d. 1991)
 Anne Sofie von Otter
Swedish mezzo-soprano.

1957

 Tessa Peake-Jones
Tessa Peake-Jones (born 9 May 1957) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Raquel in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses. Born in Hammersmith, London, England.

1962

 Paul Heaton
English singer-songwriter (The Housemartins,The Beautiful South)

1996

 Mary Mouser
Mary Matilyn Mouser (born May 9, 1996) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Lacey Fleming on the ABC series Body of Proof. Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

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