Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie (September 9, 1941 – October 8, 2011) was an American computer scientist notable for developing C and for having influence on other programming languages, as well as operating systems such as Multics and Unix. He received the Turing Award in 1983 and the National Medal of Technology 1998 on April 21, 1999. Ritchie was the head of Lucent Technologies System Software Research Department when he retired in 2007.
Otis Ray Redding, Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American soul singer. Redding died in a plane crash at the age of 26, one month before his biggest hit, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”, was released. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.