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February 9 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 9th:
February 9th - Deaths:
1011 – Bernard I - Duke of Saxony
1199 – Minamoto no Yoritomo - Japanese shogun (b. 1147)
1450 – Agnès Sorel - mistress of King Charles VII of France (b. 1421)
1555 – Rowland Taylor - English pastor (executed) (b. 1510)
1619 – Lucilio Vanini - Italian philosopher (b. 1585)
1675 – Gerhard Douw - Dutch painter (b. 1613)
1709 – François Louis - Prince of Conti, French general (b. 1664)
1751 – Henri François d'Aguesseau - Chancellor of France (b. 1668)
1752 – Fredric Hasselquist - Swedish naturalist (b. 1722)
1777 – Seth Pomeroy - American gunsmith & soldier (b. 1706)
1782 – Joseph Aloysius Assemani - Lebanese orientalist (b. 1710)
1803 – Jean François de Saint-Lambert - French poet (b. 1716)
1857 – Dionysios Solomos - Greek poet of the Greek national anthem (b. 1798)
1874 – Jules Michelet - French historian (b. 1798)
1881 – Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Russian novelist (b. 1821)
1891 – Johan Jongkind - Dutch painter (b. 1819)
1906 – Paul Laurence Dunbar - American poet (b. 1872)
1930 – Richard With - Norwegian businessman, politician & captain, founder of Hurtigruten (b. 1846)
1940 – Eugene Bleuler - Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1857)
1951 – Eddy Duchin - American musician (b. 1910)
1957 – Miklós Horthy - Hungarian admiral (b. 1868)
1960 – Alexandre Benois - Russian artist (b. 1870)
1960 – Ernő Dohnányi - Hungarian pianist, conductor & composer (b. 1877)
1966 – Sophie Tucker - Russian-born actress (b. 1884)
1969 – Gabby Hayes - American actor (b. 1885)
1973 – Vasiliki Maliaros - Greek actress (b. 1883)
1973 – Max Yasgur - American farmer (Woodstock Festival) (b. 1919)
1976 – Percy Faith - Canadian musician (b. 1908)
1977 – Sergey Ilyushin - Russian aircraft designer (b. 1894)
1978 – Costante Girardengo - Italian cyclist (b. 1893)
1978 – Julio Jaramillo - Ecuadorian singer (b. 1935)
1979 – Dennis Gabor - Hungarian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1900)
1980 – Tom Macdonald - Welsh journalist & novelist (b. 1900)
1981 – Bill Haley - American musician (Bill Haley & His Comets) (b. 1925)
1984 – Yuri Andropov - Soviet politician (b. 1914)
1989 – Osamu Tezuka - Japanese manga artist (b. 1928)
1991 – James Cleveland - American gospel singer (b. 1931)
1994 – Howard Martin Temin - American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1934)
1995 – J. William Fulbright - American politician (b. 1905)
1995 – David Wayne - American actor (b. 1914)
1997 – Brian Connolly - Scottish singer (Sweet) (b. 1945)
1999 – Bryan Mosley - British actor (b. 1931)
2001 – Herbert Simon - American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
2002 – Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom (b. 1930)
2002 – Vicente Sardinero - Spanish baritone (b. 1937)
2004 – Claude Ryan - Canadian newspaper director & politician (b. 1925)
2005 – Tyrone Davis - American soul singer (b. 1938)
2005 – Robert Kearns - Inventor of the intermittent wiper (b. 1927)
2006 – Freddie Laker - British airline entrepreneur (b. 1922)
2006 – Nadira - Indian actress (b. 1932)
2007 – Hank Bauer - American baseball player (b. 1922)
2007 – Ian Richardson - Scottish actor (b. 1934)
2008 – Christopher Hyatt Occultist,Philosopher & Author. (b. 1943)
2008 – Jazeh Tabatabai - Iranian avant-garde painter, poet & sculptor. (b. 1931)
2008 – Trichen Jurme Kunzang Wangyal - the eleventh Mindrolling Trichen, Tibetan Buddhist lama of the Nyingma school (b. 1930)
2008 – Scot Halpin - American musician, temporary drummer for (The Who) (b. 1954)
2009 – Eluana Englaro - an Italian woman who lived in a persistent vegetative state for 17 years (b. 1970)


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February 9 - Births

Calendar Date February 9th:
February 9th - Births:
1533 – Shimazu Yoshihisa - Japanese samurai (d. 1611)
1645 – Johann Aegidius Bach - German violist (d. 1716)
1666 – George Hamilton - 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (d. 1737)
1748 – Luther Martin - American patriot (d. 1826)
1756 – Karel Blažej Kopřiva - Czech composer (d. 1785)
1763 – Ludwig I - Grand Duke of Baden (d. 1830)
1769 – Susette Gontard - the beloved of the poet Friedrich Hölderlin (d. 1802)
1773 – William Henry Harrison - 9th President of the United States (d. 1841)
1775 – Farkas Bolyai - Hungarian mathematician (d. 1856)
1781 – Johann Baptist von Spix - German scientist (d. 1826)
1783 – Vasily Zhukovsky - Russian poet (d. 1852)
1789 – Franz Xaver Gabelsberger - German inventor of the stenography (d. 1849)
1800 – Hyrum Smith - American religious leader (d. 1844)
1814 – Samuel Jones Tilden - 28th Governor of New York (d. 1886)
1830 – Abd-ul-Aziz - Ottoman Sultan (d. 1876)
1834 – Felix Dahn - German author (d. 1912)
1839 – Silas Adams - American lawyer & politician (d. 1896)
1846 – Wilhelm Maybach - German automotive designer (d. 1929)
1846 – Whitaker Wright - English mining tycoon (d. 1904)
1865 – Mrs. Patrick Campbell - British actress (d. 1940)
1865 – Erich von Drygalski - German geographer, geophysicist, & polar scientist (d. 1949)
1867 – Natsume Sōseki - Japanese novelist. (d. 1916)
1874 – Amy Lowell - American poet (d. 1925)
1880 – Lipót Fejér - Hungarian mathematician (d. 1959)
1885 – Alban Berg - Austrian composer (d. 1935)
1891 – Ronald Colman - English actor (d. 1958)
1892 – Peggy Wood - American actress (d. 1978)
1893 – Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas - Greek lawyer, politician & Prime Minister (d. 1987)
1895 – Hermann Brill - German politician (d. 1959)
1897 – Charles Kingsford Smith - Australian pilot (d. 1935)
1901 – Brian Donlevy - Irish actor (d. 1972)
1901 – James Murray - American actor (d. 1936)
1902 – Gertrud Scholtz-Klink - German women's leader (d. 1999)
1906 – André Kostolany - stock market expert & speculator (d. 1999)
1909 – Heather Angel - British actress (d. 1986)
1909 – Harald Genzmer - German composer (d. 2007)
1909 – Carmen Miranda - Brazilian actress (d. 1955)
1909 – Dean Rusk - 54th United States Secretary of State (d. 1994)
1910 – Jacques Monod - French biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
1911 – William Darby - American World War II Army officer (d. 1945)
1914 – Ernest Tubb - American singer (d. 1984)
1914 – Bill Veeck - American baseball executive (d. 1986)
1914 – Bill Justice - American Disney animator
1915 – Lennard Pearce - English actor (d. 1984)
1916 – Tex Hughson - American baseball player (d. 1993)
1922 – Kathryn Grayson - American actress
1922 – Jim Laker - English cricketer (d. 1986)
1923 – Brendan Behan - Irish author (d. 1964)
1925 – Burkhard Heim - German physicist (d. 2001)
1926 – Garret FitzGerald - 7th Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland
1928 – Frank Frazetta - American illustrator
1928 – Rinus Michels - Dutch football coach (d. 2005)
1928 – Roger Mudd - American journalist
1929 – Clement Meadmore - Australian-born sculptor (d. 2005)
1930 – Garner Ted Armstrong - American evangelist (d. 2003)
1931 – Thomas Bernhard - Austrian playwright & novelist (d. 1989)
1931 – Josef Masopust - Czech footballer
1932 – Tatsuro Hirooka - Japanese baseball player
1932 – Gerhard Richter - German painter
1933 – Loris Azzaro - French fashion designer (d. 2003)
1934 – John Ziegler - former NHL Commissioner
1936 – Stompin' Tom Connors - Canadian country singer
1936 – Clive Swift - British actor
1937 – Clete Boyer - American baseball player (d. 2007)
1939 – Barry Mann - American singer
1939 – Janet Suzman - South African actress
1940 – Brian Bennett - British musician (The Shadows)
1940 – J. M. Coetzee - South African author, Nobel laureate
1941 – Sheila Kuehl - American actress
1942 – Carole King - American singer
1943 – Barbara Lewis - American singer & songwriter
1943 – Jonny Nilsson - Swedish speedskater
1943 – Joe Pesci - American actor
1943 – Joseph E. Stiglitz - American economist, Nobel laureate
1944 – Derryn Hinch - Australian media personality
1944 – Alice Walker - American writer
1945 – Mia Farrow - American actress
1945 – Gérard Lenorman - French singer
1946 – Séan Neeson - Northern Irish politician
1946 – Vince Papale - American football player
1946 – Jim Webb - United States Senator from Virginia
1947 – Carla Del Ponte - Swiss UN prosecutor
1947 – Joe Ely - American musician
1947 – Major Harris - American singer
1947 – Michel Lamarche - Canadian professional wrestler
1949 – Judith Light - American actress
1950 – Richard F. Colburn - American politician
1952 – Danny White - American football player
1952 – Mookie Wilson - American baseball player
1953 – Ciarán Hinds - Northern Irish actor
1953 – Gabriel Rotello - American television documentary producer
1954 – Mary Jo Duffy - American comic book writer & editor
1954 – Christopher Gardner - American entrepreneur
1954 – Kevin Warwick - Cyborg Scientist
1955 – Jim J. Bullock - American actor
1955 – Charles Shaughnessy - British actor
1957 – Gordon Strachan - Scottish football player & manager
1958 – Chris Nilan - National Hockey League player
1958 – Cyrille Regis - English former footballer
1960 – Holly Johnson - British singer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
1960 – Peggy Whitson - NASA astronaut
1961 – John Kruk - American baseball player
1961 – Jussi Lampi - Finnish musician & actor
1962 – Anik Bissonnette - Quebec ballet dancer (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens)
1963 – Brian Greene - American physicist
1963 – Travis Tritt - American singer
1965 – Igor Malkov - Russian speedskater
1965 – Julie Warner - American actress
1966 – Harald Eia - Norwegian TV – comedian
1966 – Ellen van Langen - Dutch athlete
1967 – Todd Pratt - American baseball player
1968 – Alejandra Guzmán - Mexican singer
1968 – Rahul Roy - Indian actor
1969 – Ian Eagle - American sportscaster
1969 – Jimmy Smith - American football player
1970 – Glenn McGrath - Australian cricketer
1971 – Sharon Case - American actress
1971 – Johan Mjällby - Swedish footballer
1972 – Darren Ferguson - Scottish footballer
1972 – Crispin Freeman - American voice actor
1972 – Jason Winston George - American actor
1972 – Norbert Rozsa - Hungarian swimmer
1973 – Svetlana Boginskaya - Soviet gymnast
1973 – Colin Egglesfield - American actor
1974 – Brad Maynard - National Football League punter
1974 – Amber Valletta - American model
1974 – Erra Fazira - Malaysian actress & Beauty Queen
1974 – John Wallace - American basketball player
1975 – Viktor Chistiakov - Russian-born Australian athlete
1975 – Clinton Grybas - Australian Football commentator (d. 2008)
1976 – Charlie Day - American actor
1976 – Vladimir Guerrero - Dominican baseball player
1976 – Georgios Korakakis - Greek footballer
1978 – Airton Daré - Brazilian racing driver
1979 – David Gray - English snooker player
1979 – Akinori Iwamura - Japanese baseball player
1979 – Irina Slutskaya - Russian figure skater
1979 – Zhang Ziyi - Chinese actress
1980 – Angelos Charisteas - Greek footballer
1980 – Shelly Martinez - American wrestler
1981 – Joël Camathias - Swiss racing driver
1981 – John Walker Lindh - American Taliban fighter
1981 – The Rev - American musician (Avenged Sevenfold) (d. 2009)
1982 – Jameer Nelson - American basketball player
1982 – Ami Suzuki - Japanese singer
1983 – Mikel Arruabarrena - Spanish footballer
1984 – Han Kyung - Korean singer Super Junior
1984 – Dioner Navarro - Venezuelan baseball player
1984 – Han Geng - Chinese pop artist
1985 – David Gallagher - American actor
1985 – Rachel Melvin - American actress
1986 – Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein - of Jordan
1987 – Magdalena Neuner - German biathlete
1987 – Joe O'Cearuill - Irish footballer
1989 – Wu Chia-ching - Taiwanese pool player
1989 – Gia Farrell - American singer
1990 – Camille Winbush - American actress
1992 – Avan Jogia - Canadian actor
1996 – Jimmy Bennett - American actor


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February 9 - General (Calendar Date)

February 9th - Basic Facts:
  • February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 325 days remaining until the end of the year (326 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is February 8
  • Next day is February 10.
February 9th Births (Here)

February 9th Deaths (Here)

February 9 Events:

474 – Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
1555 – Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake.
1621 – Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation.
1775 – The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion (American Revolutionary War).
1788 – The Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp.
1825 – United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States - after no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824.
1849 – New Roman Republic established
1861 – American Civil War - Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.
1870 – The U.S. Weather Bureau is established.
1885 – The first Japanese government-approved immigrants arrive in Hawaii.
1889 – The United States Department of Agriculture is established as a Cabinet-level agency.
1895 – William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette - later referred to as volleyball.
1900 – The Davis Cup tennis competition is established.
1904 – Battle of Port Arthur (Russo–Japanese War).
1920 – Spitsbergen Treaty - international diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, & designates it as demilitarized.
1922 – Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1934 – The Balkan Entente is formed.
1942 – Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war (World War II).
1943 – End of the Battle of Guadalcanal - allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island (World War II).
1945 – The Battle of the Atlantic – HMS Venturer sinks U-864 off the coast of Fedje, Norway (World War II).
1950 – Second Red Scare - Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists.
1960 – Joanne Woodward receives the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1962 – Jamaica becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth of Nations.
1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1965 – The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam.
1969 – First test flight of the Boeing 747.
1971 – Sylmar earthquake (6.4 on the Richter Scale) hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.
1971 – Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
1971 – Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned moon landing.
1973 – Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party is elected leader of the opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.
1975 – Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.
1991 – Vote for independence in Lithuania.
1994 – Vance-Owen peace plan for Bosnia & Herzegovina is announced.
1995 – First African American & first Briton, to perform spacewalks - Space Shuttle astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr. & Michael Foale.
1996 – The Irish Republican Army declares the end of its 18 month ceasefire shortly followed by the explosion of a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf.
2001 – The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes & sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese Uwajima Fishery High School training vessel.


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