There were 240 of them on here but I'm only going to include the ones I've heard of.
1754 - William Bligh, nasty ship's captain (HMS Bounty)
1822 - Napoleon J K P Bonaparte, French prince/member National Convention
1828 - Leo Tolstoy, Russia, novelist (War & Peace, Anna Karenina)
1925 - Cliff Robertson, La Jolla Calif, actor (Charly)/spokesman for AT&T
1932 - Sylvia Miles, NYC, actress (Midnight Cowboy, Farewell My Lovely)
1935 - [Chaim] Topol, Tel Aviv Israel, actor (Fiddler on the Roof)
1941 - Otis Redding, Dawson Ga, rock bassist (Sitting on the Dock of the Bay)
1942 - Inez Foxx, Greensboro NC, rocker (Mockingbird, Hi Diddle Diddle)
1943 - George Roger Waters, keyboardist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
1947 - Lol Creme, [Lawrence Creme], England, rock vocalist/guitarist (10cc)
1949 - John Curry, England, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1976)
1951 - Michael Keaton, Pitts Pa, actor (Gung Ho, Batman, Beetlejuice)
1952 - David Stewart, rock guitarist (Eurtyhmics-Here Comes the Rain Again)
1953 - Nelly Moser, world-famous blogger and all-round good egg
1958 - Lita Ford, London England, vocalist (Kiss Me Deadly, Runaways)
1960 - Hugh Grant, London England (4 Weddings & a Funeral, 9 Months)
1966 - Adam Sandler, actor/comedian (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, SNL)
1968 - Julia Sawalha, actress (Saffron-Abfab, Chrissy-Buddy's Song)
1972 - Natasha Kaplinsky, British newsreader
1975 - Michael Bublé, Canadian singer and actor
1980 - Michelle Williams, American actress
Otis Redding, Boney, Tolstoy and Captain Bligh are the only ones I'm chuffed to share a birthday with. That Michael Buble character I only heard of a few months ago when this guy who fronts a Buble tribute band came to work in our office.
STUFF THAT HAPPENED ON 9TH SEPTEMBEROnce again only took from the list what I remember or know a little bit about...
1492 - Columbus' fleet sets sail west
1513 - Battle of Flodden Fields; English defeat James IV of Scotland
1543 - Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.
1863 - Battle of Cumberland Gap, TN
1899 - French Capt Alfred Dreyfus sentenced on unjust grounds
1908 - Orville Wright makes 1st 1-hr airplane flight, Fort Myer, Va
1939 - Nazi army reaches Warsaw
1955/6? - Elvis Presley's 1st appearance on Ed Sullivan's Show
1958 - Race riots in Notting Hill Gate, London
1965 - Tibet is made an autonomous region of China
1966 - John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at an avante-garde art exposition
1967 - Uganda declares independence from Great Britain
1971 - John Lennon releases "Imagine" album
1991 - Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington
1997 - Sinn Fein accepts Mitchell Principles on para-military disarmament
2004 - 2004 Australian embassy bombing: A bomb explodes outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, killing 10 people.
AND WITHOUT LOOKING ANYTHING UP
In the year I was born -
The Princess Victoria sank with great loss of life.
Queen Elizabeth II was crowned .
Edmund Hillary ascended Everest.