9 September


1585

 Cardinal Richelieu
Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal-Duke of Richelieu and of Fronsac (9 September 1585 – 4 December 1642), commonly referred to as Cardinal Richelieu, was a French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman. He was consecrated as a bishop in 1607 and was appointed Foreign Secretary in 1616. Richelieu soon rose in both the Catholic Church and the French government, becoming a cardinal in 1622, and King Louis XIII’s chief minister in 1624. Born Armand Jean du Plessis in Paris, France. (d. 1642)

1754

 William Bligh
Vice Admiral of the Blue William Bligh FRS RN (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817) was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. He is best remembered for the historic mutiny which occurred during his command of HMS Bounty in 1789; Bligh and his loyal men made a remarkable voyage to Timor, 3,618 nautical miles after being set adrift in Bounty’s launch by the mutineers. Fifteen years after the Bounty mutiny, he was appointed Governor of New South Wales in Australia, with orders to clean up the corrupt rum trade of the New South Wales Corps. His actions directed against the trade resulted in the so-called Rum Rebellion, during which Bligh was (again) placed under arrest and deposed from his command. Born in St Tudy, Cornwall, Great Britain. (d. 1817)

1828

 Leo Tolstoy
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (9 September 1828 – 20 November 1910), usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time.e is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877). Born Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy in Yasnaya Polyana, Russian Empire. (d. 1910)

1890

 Colonel Sanders
Colonel Sanders (September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980) was an American businessman, best known for founding fast food chicken restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (now known as KFC) and later acting as the company’s goodwill ambassador and symbol. His name and image are still symbols of the company. Born Harland David Sanders in Henryville, Indiana. (d. 1980)

1894

 Arthur Freed
Arthur Freed (September 9, 1894 – April 12, 1973) was an American lyricist and Hollywood film producer. His first solo credit as producer was the film version of Rodgers and Hart’s smash Broadway musical Babes in Arms. It starred Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. Two of his films won the Academy Award for Best Picture: An American in Paris and Gigi. Born in Charleston, South Carolina. (d. 1973)

1899

 Neil Hamilton
Neil Hamilton (September 9, 1899 – September 24, 1984) was an American actor known for his role as Commissioner Gordon on the Batman TV series of the 1960s. Born James Neil Hamilton in Lynn, Massachusetts. (d. 1984)

1900

 James Hilton
James Hilton (9 September 1900 – 20 December 1954) was an English novelist best remembered for several best-sellers, including Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips. Born in Leigh, Lancashire, England. (d. 1954)

1923

 Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson (September 9, 1923 – September 10, 2011) was an American actor with a film and television career that spanned half a century. Robertson portrayed a young John F. Kennedy in the 1963 film PT 109, and won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie Charly. On television, he portrayed a fictional character based on Director of Central Intelligence Richard Helms in the 1977 miniseries Washington: Behind Closed Doors. His last well-known film appearances were in 2002 through 2007 as Uncle Ben in the Spider-Man film trilogy. Born Clifford Parker Robertson III in La Jolla, California. (d. 2011)
 Jimmy Perry
Jimmy Perry, OBE (born 9 September 1923) is an English actor and scriptwriter, best known for devising and co-writing the BBC sitcoms Dad’s Army (1968-1977), It Ain’t Half Hot Mum (1974-1981), Hi-De-Hi (1980-1988) and You Rang M’Lord? (1988-1993) with David Croft. Born James Perry OBE in Barnes, London, England.

1931

 Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack, CBE (9 September 1931 – 25 June 2011) was an English actress. Her television roles included The Forsyte Saga (1967) and I, Claudius (1976). She won the 1970 BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for the BBC serial The First Churchills, and the 1990 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Lettice and Lovage, opposite Maggie Smith. She also won two Olivier Awards. Born Margaret Maud Tyzack in Essex, England. (d. 2011)

1935

 Chaim Topol
Chaim Topol (born September 9, 1935), often billed simply as Topol, is an Israeli theatrical and film performer, singer, actor, comedian, voice artist, writer and producer. He is best known for his role as Tevye the dairyman in the production of Fiddler on the Roof on both stage and film. He has been nominated for an Academy Award and a Tony Award, and has won two Golden Globe Awards. Born in Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine.
 Nadim Sawalha
Nadim Sawalha (born 9 September 1935) is a Jordanian-born British actor and father of actresses Julia and Nadia Sawalha. Born in Madaba, Jordan.

1941

 Otis Redding
Otis Redding (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, and talent scout. He is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music and a seminal artist in soul music and rhythm and blues. Shortly before his death, Redding wrote and recorded his iconic “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” with Steve Cropper. The song became the first posthumous number-one record on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts. Born Otis Ray Redding Jr in Dawson, Georgia. (d. 1967)
 Dennis Ritchie
Dennis Ritchie (September 9, 1941 – c. October 12, 2011) was an American computer scientist. He created the C programming language and, with long-time colleague Ken Thompson, the Unix operating system. Ritchie and Thompson received the Turing Award from the ACM in 1983, the Hamming Medal from the IEEE in 1990 and the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton in 1999. Born Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie in Bronxville, New York. (d. 2011)

1949

 John Curry
John Curry, OBE (9 September 1949 – 15 April 1994) was a British figure skater. He was the 1976 Olympic and World Champion. Born John Anthony Curry in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. (d. 1994)

1951

 Tom Wopat
Tom Wopat (born September 9, 1951) is an American actor and singer. He first achieved fame as Luke Duke in the long-running 1979 television series The Dukes of Hazzard, along with John Schneider. Born Thomas Steven Wopat in Lodi, Wisconsin.

1952

 Angela Margaret Cartwright
Angela Margaret Cartwright (born September 9, 1952) is an English-born American actress primarily known for her roles in movies and television. Cartwright is best known as a child actress for her role as Brigitta Von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music, as Danny Williams’ stepdaughter Linda in the 1950s TV series Make Room For Daddy (a role she played from 1957 to 1964), and as Penny Robinson in the 1960s television series Lost in Space.

1954

 Dinah May
Dinah May (9 September 1954), is a former English model, former Miss Great Britain, and former actress, latterly the Personal Assistant to film director Michael Winner. She had supporting parts in Blakes 7, Harry’s Game and The Optimist before gaining the part of Samantha Partridge in Brookside. Born in Irby, Cheshire.

1960

 Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant (born 9 September 1960) is an English actor and a film producer. Grant has received a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and an Honorary César. Grant’s films have earned more than US$2.4 billion from 25 theatrical releases worldwide. Grant achieved international success after appearing in the Richard Curtis-scripted Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). Born Hugh John Mungo Grant in Hammersmith, London, England.

1966

 Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office. Born Adam Richard Sandler in Brooklyn, New York.

1968

 Julia Sawalha
Julia Sawalha (born 9 September 1968) is an English actress known mainly for her role as Saffron Monsoon in Absolutely Fabulous. She is also known for portraying Lynda Day, editor of the Junior Gazette, in Press Gang and Lydia Bennet in the 1995 television miniseries of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Additionally, she played Dorcas Lane in the BBC’s costume drama Lark Rise to Candleford and Carla Borrego in Jonathan Creek. Born in Lambeth, London, England.

1969

 Rachel Hunter
Rachel Hunter (born 8 September 1969 in New Zealand) is a New Zealand and American supermodel, actress and the host of Imagination Television’s Rachel’s Tour of Beauty. She has appeared on several magazine covers, including Italian Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar. Born in Glenfield, Auckland, New Zealand.

1971

 Eric Stonestreet
Eric Stonestreet (born September 9, 1971) is an American actor, best known for portraying Cameron Tucker in the ABC sitcom Modern Family, in which he received two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and a further three nominations. Born Eric Allen Stonestreet in Kansas City, Kansas.
 Henry Thomas
Henry Thomas (born September 9, 1971) is an American actor and musician. He has appeared in over 40 films and is best known for his role as Elliott Taylor in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Born Henry Jackson Thomas Jr in San Antonio, Texas.

1972

 Natasha Kaplinsky
Natasha Kaplinsky (born 9 September 1972) is an English newsreader and television presenter, best known for her roles as a newsreader on Sky News, BBC News, Channel 5 and ITV News where she is the current presenter. Born Natasha Margaret Kaplinsky in Brighton, Sussex, England.

1975

 Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé (born 9 September 1975) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. He became a naturalized Italian citizen in 2005. He has won several awards, including four Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards. Born Michael Steven Bublé in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

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