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Notable Birthdays for May 9

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Those born on this date include:

- Abolitionist John Brown in 1800
- Harriet Lane, niece/first lady of President James Buchanan, in 1830
- Scottish novelist J.M. Barrie in 1860
- Howard Carter, the British Egyptologist who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen, in 1874
- industrialist Henry J. Kaiser in 1882
- Spanish philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset in 1883
- TV journalist Mike Wallace in 1918
- tennis champion Richard Pancho Gonzales in 1928
- actor Albert Finney in 1936
- actor Glenda Jackson in 1936 (age 85)
- TV producer/filmmaker James L. Brooks in 1940 (age 81)
- former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft in 1942 (age 79)
- pop singer Tommy Roe in 1942 (age 79)
- musician Richie Furay in 1944 (age 77)
- actor Candice Bergen in 1946 (age 75)
- singer/songwriter Billy Joel in 1949 (age 72)
- actor Amy Hill in 1953 (age 68)
- baseball Hall of Fame member Tony Gwynn in 1960
- actor John Corbett in 1961 (age 60)
- rocker Dave Gahan in 1962 (age 59)
- rapper Ghostface Killah, born Dennis Coles, in 1970 (age 51)
- actor Rosario Dawson in 1979 (age 42)
- actor Chris Zylka in 1985 (age 36)
- actor Noah Centineo in 1996 (age 25).

 

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