Famous Birthdays and Events, February 9th

Born February 9th:

Singer, songwriter Barry Mann (Best Music/Original Score Oscar and Golden Globe nominee, Grammy winner, part of a successful songwriting partnership with his wife, Cynthia Weil… co-writer of the single “Who Put the Bomp” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”) is 80. (1939)

Actress Janet Suzman (Best Actress Oscar, Golden Globe nominee, known for the films “Nicholas and Alexandra”, “Antony and Cleopatra”, and “A Day In the Death of Joe Egg” and the tv series “Clayhanger”, and the mini-series ”Mountbatten: The Las t Viceroy” and “ The Singing Detective”) is 80. (1939)

Singer, songwriter Carole King (Primetime Emmy nominee, multiple Grammy winner, the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century, having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999) is 77. (1942)

Actor Joe Pesci (Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner, multiple Golden Globe nominee, of such films as “Raging Bull”, “Home Alone” ( and “Home Alone 2”), “Lethal Weapon 2, 3” and 4”, “Goodfellas”, “JFK”, “My Cousin Vinny”, “Home Alone” and “Casino”) is 76. (1943)

Singer Barbara Lewis (with such singles as Hello Stranger”, “Baby I’m Yours” and “Make Me Your Baby”) is 76. (1943)

Actress Mia Farrow (Golden Globe winner, known for the tv series “Peyton’s Place”, the films “Rosemary’s Baby”, “The Great Gatsby”, “Death On the Nile”, “Hannah and Her Sisters”, “Radio Days” and 2006’s “T he Omen” ) is 74. (1945) (Image: Bill Rose Hairdressing)

Actress Judith Light (Golden Globe, multiple Primetime Emmy and multiple Screen Actors Guild nominee, multiple Daytime Emmy winner, known for the tv series “Who’s the Boss?”, “Phenom”,’ “Law & Order: SVU”, “Ugly Betty”, the new “Dallas” and “Transparent”) is 70. (1949)

Actor Charles Shaughnessy (Daytime Emmy nominee, known for the tv series “Days of Our Lives”, “Jury”, “The Nanny”, “Saints & Sinners”, “Mad Men” and “ The Bay”) is 64. (1955)

Actress Julie Warner (known for the films “Flatliners”, Doc Hollywood” and “Tommy Boy” and the tv series “Family Law” and “Nip/Tuck”) is 54. (1965)

Actor Charlie Day (known for the tv series “Luis” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” as Charlie Kelly) is 43. (1976)

Actress Ziyi Zhang (Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominee, known for the films “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, “Memoirs of a Geisha”, the completed “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and “Godzilla vs. Kong” being filmed) is 40. (1979)

Actor Tom Hiddleston (Golden Globe winner, Primetime Emmy nominee, known for the tv series “Suburban Shootout”, “Wallender” with Kenneth Branagh, “The Hollow Crown”, and “The Night Manager” and the “Thor” films as Loki and “War Horse”) is 38. (1981)

Actor David Gallagher (known for the film “Look Who’s Talking Now” and “Super 8” and the tv series “7th Heaven”) is 34. (1985)

Actor Michael B. Jordan (Primetime Emmy nominee, Screen Actors Guild winner, known for the tv series “The Wire”, “All My Children”, “The Assistants”, “Friday Night Lights”, “Parenthood” and the films “Fruitvale Station”, “Creed”, “Black Panther”, “Fahrenheit 451” and “Creed II”) is 32. (1987)

Actress Rose Leslie (Screen Actors Guild nominee, known for the tv series “Downton Abbey” as Gwen Harding and “Game of Thrones” as Ygritte and “T he Good Fight” ,the film “Morgan” and the mini-series “The Great Fire”) is 32. (1987)

(Sources: on-this-day, imdb.com)

February 9th:

1895 – Volley Ball was invented by W.G. Morgan.

1900 – Dwight F. Davis put up a new tennis trophy to go to the winner in matches against England. The trophy was a silver cup that weighed 36 pounds.

1950 – U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy charged that the State Department was riddled with Communists. This was the beginning of “McCarthyism”.

1960 – The first star was placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was for Joanne Woodward.

1964 – The Beatles made the first of three record-breaking appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show”. 73 million people watched the show. It was their American TV debut.

1969 – The Boeing 747 flew its inaugural flight.

1971 – The Apollo 14 spacecraft returned to Earth after mankind’s third landing on the moon. 

1997 – “The Simpsons” became the longest-running prime-time animated series. “The Flintstones” held the record previously.

(Sources: on-this-day)

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