Famous People Born On August 9th

The uniqueness of August 9th born individual rests on the fact that they are ruled by the Sun, which governs the zodiac sign, and Mars, which governs the birthdate. Due to this, August 9 born people are exceptionally confident and determined. They are energetic and compassionate and have a curious mind that is inquisitive and thirsty for knowledge. Strongly determined, these people however need to learn the art of persuasion so as to not come across as rigid and inflexible. Overall, August 9th natives have an honourable upright character and an unselfish outlook towards life and people. 

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Whitney Houston
(Best-Selling Female R&B Artist of the 20th Century)

Whitney Houston
40
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 11, 2012

Amongst the best-selling recording artists of all time and an inspiration to millions of budding artists, Whitney Houston achieved stardom with her eponymous debut album. The success of her later albums consolidated her position and earned her a spot in the Guinness World Records as the most awarded female artist of all time. She struggled with drug abuse and troubled marriage and died of drowning in her hotel's bathtub. 

 2 
Anna Kendrick
(Actress)

Anna Kendrick
52
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States

From an early successful Broadway career, Anna Kendrick moved to films and gained fame in a supporting role in the Twilight film series. She proved her skills as a lead actor in the Pitch Perfect franchise in which she also lent her voice to the hit song Cups. Her other significant projects include The Accountant and Up in the Air.

 3 

Gillian Anderson
36
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 4 

Bill Skarsgard
25
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Vällingby, Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish actor Bill Skarsgård is best known for portraying Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the supernatural horror film It. Even though he has acted in a few comedy films, he prefers roles in horror films. The son of actor Stellan Skarsgård, he was introduced to acting at a young age and decided to follow in his father’s footsteps.

 5 
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton
(Alexander Hamilton's Wife)

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton
14
Birth Year: 1757
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: November 9, 1854

The better half of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton was involved in her husband’s political career during his lifetime and worked towards protecting his legacy after his death. A social worker, she lent support to multiple charitable causes including establishing New York’s first private orphanage.

 6 
Alexa Bliss
(Professional Wrestler Who Became the First Woman to Hold the SmackDown Women's Championship Title Twice)

Alexa Bliss
16
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
WWE wrestler Alexa Bliss began her career with the Arnold Classic professional bodybuilding event. She later became the first woman to earn the SmackDown Women's Championship title twice. She is also the first woman to win both the Raw and SmackDown Women's titles and the second Women's Triple Crown Champion.

 7 

Sam Elliott
11
Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Veteran actor, Sam Elliott, is best known for his work in movies like Hulk, Ghost Rider, The Big Lebowski and A Star Is Born. With his good looks and deep commanding voice, he became favourite for cowboy roles, like in TV series The Sacketts and movies Tombstone. However, the actor has also played various other characters in his long career.
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 8 
Deion Sanders
(American Football player, Baseball Player)

Deion Sanders
17
Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, United States

American football player Deion Sanders is considered one of the strongest pass defenders of the game. He was an electrifying athlete and played in the National Football League for 14 seasons. He played for teams like Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens. He is now a coach and a sports analyst. He’s also a rapper.

 

 9 
Eric Bana
(Actor)

Eric Bana
21
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Eric Bana, better known as Nero from Star Trek, initially gained fame with the series Full Frontal. The Australian actor made a mark in Hollywood with movies such as Hulk, Troy, and Munich. He loves racing and donates to charities related to causes such as mental-illness awareness and animal welfare.

 10 

Mahesh Babu
19
Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Mahesh Babu is one of the most popular and highest-paid South Indian film actors. He is also one of the most celebrated, decorated, and bankable actors of the Telugu film industry. A well-known philanthropist, Mahesh Babu donates 30 percent of his annual income to charity organizations. In 2013, he became the goodwill ambassador of a non-profit organization called Heal-a-child Foundation.

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Jessica Capshaw
4
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Columbia
Jessica Capshaw, daughter of actor Kate Capshaw and stepdaughter of director Steven Spielberg, is best known for her roles of Dr. Arizona Robbins in Grey's Anatomy and Jamie Stringer in The Practice. She has also been seen in the series Bones and Odd Man Out, and the movie Minority Report

 12 
Dan Levy
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Role of 'David Rose' on the CBC Sitcom 'Schitt’s Creek')

Dan Levy
35
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Best known as David Rose from Schitt's Creek, Dan Levy, the son of actor Eugene Levy, is an Emmy-winning Canadian actor, who has also been a writer, producer, and director. He came out as gay at 18 but only made it known to the media in a 2020 interview.

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Melanie Griffith
(Actress and Producer Best Known for Her Romantic Comedy-Drama Film ‘Working Girl’)

Melanie Griffith
16
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Melanie Griffith was a successful and popular Hollywood actress in the 1980s and the 1990s. Body Double, Buffalo Girls, Pacific Heights, Mulholland Falls, Lolita and The Bonfire of the Vanities are some of her notable films. She has also worked in several television series, mainly in the 2000s when her movie career waned. She had issues with alcohol and drug addiction.

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Adelaide Kane
(Actress Known for Her Role in the TV Series 'Neighbours', 'Reign' and 'Once Upon a Time')

Adelaide Kane
5
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Claremont, Australia

Australian actress Adelaide Kane started performing at the age of three and was working professionally in some print ads at age six. Her big break came with a contract on iconic soap opera Neighbours. She further gained acclaim for her performance in Reign, Power Rangers RPM and Once Upon a Time.

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Salt Bae
(Restaurateur)

Salt Bae
23
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Erzurum, Turkey

Jean Piaget
3
Birth Year: 1896
Birthplace: Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Died: September 16, 1980
Swiss psychologist and academic Jean Piaget is remembered for his work on child development and genetic epistemology, consisting of his theory of cognitive development. He also established the International Center for Genetic Epistemology and was the director of the International Bureau of Education. He was an honorary Harvard doctorate.

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Audrey Tautou
(Actress)

Audrey Tautou
5
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Beaumont, France
French actor Audrey Tautou is best known for her stellar performances in films such as Amelie and The Da Vinci Code. She played Coco Chanel in the biopic Coco Before Chanel. Tautou is also a fashion icon, popularly known as “The Chanel Muse,” and has modeled for top-notch fashion magazines.

 18 
Michael Kors
(Fashion Designer)

Michael Kors
7
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States

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Rhona Mitra
(Actress)

Rhona Mitra
3
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Hampstead, United Kingdom

Rhona Mitra is an English model, actress, and singer. Mitra burst onto the acting scene in the early-2000s and became known for her good looks; in 2001, she was ranked 46th on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women list. She then went on to play important roles in popular American films, such as Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.

 20 
Rod Laver
(Tennis player)

Rod Laver
8
Birth Year: 1938
Birthplace: Rockhampton, Australia

Australian former tennis player Rod Laver is widely regarded to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He was ranked world No. 1 in nine different years. He holds 200 singles titles--the most in tennis history. He excelled on a variety of court surfaces: grass, clay, hard, carpet, and wood/parquet. The Laver Cup Tournament is named after him.

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Kate Siegel
(Actress)

Kate Siegel
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

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Ashley Johnson
3
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Camarillo, California, United States

 23 
Willian
(Football player)

Willian
3
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Ribeirão Pires, Brazil

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Leigh Anne Tuohy
(Interior Designer, Entrepreneur, Writer)

Leigh Anne Tuohy
3
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Interior designer Leigh Anne Tuohy is also known as the adoptive mother of former NFL footballer Michael Oher. Their story inspired the book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game and its movie adaptation, The Blind Side. She co-owns several food franchises, has co-written a book, and owns a non-profit.

 25 

P. L. Travers
7
Birth Year: 1899
Birthplace: Maryborough, Australia
Died: April 23, 1996

Australian-British author and Shakespearean actor Pamela Lyndon Travers, known by her pseudonym, P. L. Travers, soared to fame with her Mary Poppins series of children's books. Disney later bought the rights to her Mary Poppins series and released a film version. It was later made into a Broadway play, too.

 26 
JaMarcus Russell
(American Football Player)

JaMarcus Russell
2
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
NFL quarterback JaMarcus Russell gained fame since his LSU days, having won the MVP there. He was then drafted by the Oakland Raiders. He was released after 2 years, due to his inconsistency and alleged lack of work ethics, thus becoming the biggest disappointment of the team. 

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Thomas Lennon
0
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

 28 
Tyson Gay
(Sprinter, Athletics competitor)

Tyson Gay
1
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Lexington

Born into an athletic family, Tyson Gay naturally developed an interest in sports. One of the fastest sprinters in both the 100m and the 200m categories, he was part of the 2016 Olympic relay team that was stripped of its medal for breaking game rules.

 29 
Hoda Kotb
(Journalist and Co-Anchor of The NBC Show 'Today')

Hoda Kotb
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Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Egyptian-American TV journalist Hoda Kotb is best known as the co-host of the shows NBC Morning Show, Dateline NBC, Today. Named to Time 100, she has also authored several books, including a bestselling autobiography. A breast cancer survivor, she now also works to raise awareness about the disease.

 30 
Derek Fisher
(Basketball coach)

Derek Fisher
10
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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Philip Larkin
19
Birth Year: 1922
Birthplace: Radford, Coventry, United Kingdom
Died: December 2, 1985

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Justice Smith
10
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Justice Smith is best known as Franklin Webb from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and as Tim Goodman from Detective Pikachu. He has also appeared as Theodore in All the Bright Places and as Ezekiel in The Get Down. He delivered a Drama Desk-nominated performance in the play Yen.

 33 
Ken Norton
(Boxer)

Ken Norton
1
Birth Year: 1943
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Illinois, United States
Died: September 18, 2013

Professional boxer Ken Norton is remembered for his three highly publicized fights with Muhammad Ali, out of which he lost two. Norton was a towering figure in the boxing world and held the WBC heavyweight title in 1978. He was a forward-pressing fighter notable for his unusual stance. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992.

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Ime Udoka
(Basketball Player)

Ime Udoka
8
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Nigerian-American NBA player Ime Udoka is known for his 7-year stint as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs. His association with experts such as coach Gregg Popovich has enriched his career and raised hopes that he will soon be hired as a head coach by a major team.

 35 
Amedeo Avogadro
(Chemist and Physicist)

Amedeo Avogadro
3
Birth Year: 1776
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: July 9, 1856

Son of a reputed senator and lawyer in Italy, Amedeo Avogadro was himself a qualified lawyer. However, he later delved into research as a mathematical physicist and is best remembered for laying down the Avogadro’s law, contributing to the molecular theory of gases. The Avogadro constant is named after him.

 36 
Hong Jin-young
(South Korean Singer)

Hong Jin-young
4
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea

In 2020, Korean singer and former SWAN member Hong Jin-young shocked her fans by admitting she had plagiarized in her master’s thesis written in 2009, leading her university to plan to revoke her degrees. The controversy led to her scenes from shows such as My Ugly Duckling being edited out.

 37 
John Key
(Prime Minister of New Zealand (2008-16))

John Key
1
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

Born to immigrants in New Zealand, John Key became the third New Zealand prime minister of Jewish descent. Previously a foreign exchange professional, he has worked with Merrill Lynch. He wished to change his country’s flag by removing the Union Jack on it but voters chose against it.

 38 
Doug Williams
(American football player)

Doug Williams
0
Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Zachary, Louisiana, United States

 39 
Juanes
(Musician)

Juanes
2
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Carolina del Príncipe, Colombia

 40 
Adam Nimoy
(Director)

Adam Nimoy
1
Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Anwar Jibawi
(Vine Star, YouTuber & Social Media Sensation)

Anwar Jibawi
3
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: California

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John Dryden
1
Birth Year: 1631
Birthplace: Aldwincle, Northamptonshire, England
Died: May 12, 1700

 43 
Tove Jansson
(Finnish Penwoman and the Author of the Children’s Book Series 'Moomin')

Tove Jansson
3
Birth Year: 1914
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: June 27, 2001
Finnish author Tove Jansson was the woman behind the phenomenally successful children’s books and comics on the fictional white hippo-like creatures she called Moomins. While the Moomins books have been translated into more than 50 languages, Jansson’s literary works also include several other novels and short stories.

 44 
Brett Hull
(Ice hockey player)

Brett Hull
0
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Belleville, Canada

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James Robinson
(American football Player)

James Robinson
1
Birth Year: 1998
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, United States

 46 
Liz Vassey
(Actress)

Liz Vassey
0
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

 47 
Arlo Parks
(Singer-songwriter, Poet)

Arlo Parks
0
Birth Year: 2000
Birthplace: London, England

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Dipa Karmakar
(Artistic gymnast)

Dipa Karmakar
0
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Agartala, Tripura, India

 49 
Rydel Lynch
(Television actress)

Rydel Lynch
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Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Littleton, Colorado, United States

 50 
Thomas Telford
(Civil Engineer)

Thomas Telford
3
Birth Year: 1757
Birthplace: Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Died: September 2, 1834

Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford had begun his career as a mason at 14, having lost his father in infancy. A self-taught architect, he was responsible for building many structures, including the Caledonian Canal and the Menai Suspension Bridge. Named The Colossus of Roads, he symbolized the Scottish Enlightenment.

Personality Traits & Characteristic of Famous People Born on August 9

Personality
Idealistic, determined, curious and energetic, August 9th natives have that typical Lion instincts but are influenced by the Mars as well, due to their birthdate. These individuals are broadminded and knowledgeable. They welcome changes and have a knack for taking up challenges. These individuals have a fondness for creativity and do well in artistic endeavour. Since these people are sincere and compassionate, they can be emotionally very demanding. However, August 9 people always stand up for their loved ones and guard them from every harm and damage. Their negative traits include being downright bossy and reiterating.

Health
August 9 individuals are more of health preachers than health followers. They are the ones who would be concerned for others about staying healthy and fit and have a lot of tips and ideas, but when it comes to managing their own health, they tend to forget their own preaching. As such, these people often go through bouts of illness and periods of sickness. Following their own health advice is important for these people to remain healthy. Though eating right and indulging in routine exercise is not difficult for these people, August 9th individuals need a pushover for regular medical and dental check-ups.

Finance
Money is an important and vital part of the living for August 9th individuals. Thus, these people tend to work hard to secure for themselves a stable financial position. August 9 people mostly involve themselves in work that pays handsomely. In terms of spending, these people are not spendthrifts and instead spend their money judiciously and wisely. Right from their childhood, they start saving which they continue well into their adulthood.

Career
Ambitious and versatile, finding the correct job option or making the most of an opportunity is not much of a task for an August 9th individual. These people are highly creative and thus do well is most jobs. However, managerial positions are best suited for these people due to their talent for motivating others and getting the job done. Their ambitious approach and immeasurable integrity makes these people move far ahead in a chosen vocation and become a master in the same.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Love, romance and emotions mean a lot of those born on August 9th. Probably this explains as to why these people take to heart their relationships and feel strongly about them. These individuals are absolutely affectionate and committed to romance and are perfectionist in love as well. They feel intimately about their love and like to have everything right in their relationship. When this does not happen, these individuals tend to get restless, moody and unpredictable. August 9th people are close to their family and are highly protective and possessive about them. They make loyal, devoted and intimate soul mates. As far as parenting is concerned, August 9th individuals are greatly enthusiastic about being one and indulge in mollycoddling their children. They aren’t the disciplining ones and would instead, spoil and pamper them.

Lucky Colors: Red, Maroon, Scarlet tones
Lucky Numbers: 9, 18, 27, 36. 45
Lucky Days (of the week): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Lucky Days (of the month): 9, 18, 19, 29