Famous Birthdays on August 10

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 268

  • 1267 King James II of Aragon (d. 1327)
  • 1296 John the Blind, King of Bohemia/Count of Luxembourg
  • 1360 Francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (d. 1417)
  • 1397 Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1439)
  • 1489 Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer (d. 1553)
  • 1520 Madeleine de Valois, wife of James V of Scotland (d. 1537)
  • 1556 Philipp Nicolai, German theologist/poet/composer
  • 1560 Hieronymus Praetorius, composer
  • 1567 Girolamo Giacobbi, composer
  • 1589 Pietro Antonio Tamburini, composer
  • 1602 Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician (d. 1675)
  • 1645 Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (d. 1711)
  • 1652 Peterus I Scheemaeckers, Flemish sculptor (tomb stones)
  • 1654 Bernard Nieuwentyt, Dutch physician/theologist
  • 1657 Cornelis Chastelein, Dutch colonial director
  • 1699 Christoph Gottlieb Schroter, composer
  • 1708 John Stinstra, baptist vicar
  • 1720 Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer of Schauensee, Swiss composer and organist, born in Lucerne, Switzerland (d. 1789)

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1729 William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe, British military leader (commander of British forces in the American Revolutionary War), born in England (d. 1814)

Military Leader William Howe
Military Leader
William Howe
  • 1737 Anton Losenko, Russian painter (d. 1773)
  • 1740 Samuel Arnold, composer
  • 1744 "Fanfan" Alexandrine-Jeanne d'Étiolles, daughter of the courtesan Madame de Pompadour, born in Paris, France (d. 1754)
  • 1750 Daniel Gottlob Turk, composer
  • 1762 Santiago Ferrer, composer
  • 1782 Charles Napier, soldier, born in London, England

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1782 Vicente Guerrero, Mexican revolutionary hero, general and 2nd President of Mexico (1829), born in Cuilapan, Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1831)

Revolutionary General and President of Mexico Vicente Guerrero
Revolutionary General and President of Mexico
Vicente Guerrero
  • 1793 Heinrich August Neithardt, composer
  • 1794 Leopold Zunz, German scientist (Synagogical Poetry)
  • 1801 Robert Woodward Barnwell, MC (Confederacy), (d. 1882)
  • 1808 Carl Friedrich Weitzmann, composer
  • 1810 Camilio Benso di Cavour, Turin Italy, PM
  • 1810 Cornelis Outshoorn, Dutch architect
  • 1814 Jacob Edvard Gille, composer
  • 1814 John Clifford Pemberton, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1881)
  • 1814 William Lowndes Yancey, MC (Confederacy), (d. 1863)

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1814 Henri Nestlé, German-Swiss industrialist (founder of Nestlé), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1890)

Founder of Nestlé Henri Nestlé
Founder of Nestlé
Henri Nestlé
  • 1821 Jay Cooke, American financier (d. 1905)
  • 1823 Charles Keene, Hornsey, artist
  • 1823 Charles Thomas Campbell, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in St. Thomas Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1895)
  • 1823 Hugh Stowell Brown, Manx preacher (d. 1886)
  • 1835 Gyula Beliczay, composer
  • 1836 Jose Teodor Vilar, composer
  • 1839 Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (d. 1896)
  • 1845 Abai Qunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher (d. 1904)
  • 1854 J Scott Lidgett, theologist, born in London, England
  • 1856 Paul Geisler, composer

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1856 Edward L. Doheny, American oil tycoon, born in Fond du lac, Wisconsin

Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny
Oil Tycoon
Edward L. Doheny
  • 1856 William Willett, British inventor of Daylight Saving Time, born in Farnham, Surrey, England
  • 1860 Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (d. 1936)
  • 1861 Almroth Wright, Yorkshire England, bacteriologist
  • 1865 Alexander K Glazunov, composer (Chopiniana), born in St Petersburg, Russia

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1868 Hugo Eckener, German inventor and commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin during its record-setting flights, born in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1954)

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • 1869 Lawrence Binyon, poet (Symbolic Wounds), born in Vienna, Austria

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1874 Herbert Hoover, 31st US President (R: 1929-1933), born in West Branch, Iowa (d. 1964)

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1874 James (Tod) Sloan, jockey, created monkey crouch riding style
  • 1874 Bill Johnson, American musician (d. 1972)
  • 1877 Rudolf Hilferding, German economist/SPD-minister of Finance
  • 1877 Frank Marshall, American chess player (d. 1944)
  • 1878 Alfred Döblin, German writer (d. 1957)
  • 1880 Clarence Cameron White, American composer, born in Clarksville, Tennessee
  • 1880 Robert L. Thornton, American businessman, philanthropist, and Mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1964)
  • 1881 Albrecht M Sprenger, landbuilder
  • 1882 Max Kowalski, composer
  • 1883 Carlos Lavin, composer
  • 1884 Panait Istrati, Romanian writer (d. 1935)
  • 1886 Hilda Doolittle, poet/prominent member of imagist movement
  • 1889 Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, English composer, born in Great Baddow, Essex (d. 1960)
  • 1889 Irene Steer, England, 4 X 100m relay swimmers (Olympic gold 1912)
  • 1889 Charles Darrow, Inventor (d. 1967)
  • 1890 Angus L. MacDonald, Canadian politician (d. 1954)
  • 1891 Henry O'Neill, actor (Lady Killer, Nothing But Trouble), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1893 Douglas Stuart Moore, Cutchogue NY, composer (Good Night Harvard)
  • 1893 Viscount Dunrossil, Scotland, Gov Gen of Australia (1959-61)
  • 1893 Voranc Prezikov, [Lovro Kuhar], Slovenian author (Samorastniki)
  • 1894 Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India (d. 1980)
  • 1895 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1958)
  • 1895 Hammy Love, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1969)
  • 1897 Edward Gourdin, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1924) and jurist, born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1966)
  • 1897 Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch novelist (Ciske the Rat)

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1897 Jack Haley [John Joseph], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Ford Star Revue), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1878)

Actor Jack Haley
Actor
Jack Haley
  • 1897 John Galbreath, American businessman (d. 1988)
  • 1900 Arthur Porritt, New Zealand 100m sprinter (Olympic bronze 1924)

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1902 Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (Escape, The Divorcee), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1983)

Actress Norma Shearer
Actress
Norma Shearer
  • 1902 Curt Siodmak, German-born author (d. 2000)
  • 1902 Arne Tiselius, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
  • 1905 Bernard Benjamin Gillis, British judge
  • 1905 Richard F Kahn, baron of Hampstead/British economist
  • 1905 Era Bell Thompson, American magazine editor (Ebony), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1986)
  • 1908 Gabrielle Keiller, collector/golfer
  • 1908 Adelino ("Billy") Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)
  • 1909 Brian Easdale, composer
  • 1909 Claude Thornhill, composer
  • 1909 Frank Bowden, industrialist/landowner
  • 1909 George W Crockett Jr, (Rep-D-MI, 1980- )
  • 1909 Julio A Abraham, president (Democratic Party Bonaire)
  • 1909 Leo Fender, inventor (Fender guitars including the Stratocaster), born in Anaheim California (d. 1991)
  • 1909 Mohammed V ibn Yusuf, King of Morocco (1953, 1955-61)
  • 1910 Angus Campbell, American psychologist (Elections & Political Order)
  • 1911 A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (d. 1993)
  • 1912 Herman Strategier, Dutch organist/composer/conductor
  • 1912 Izaak Samkalden, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA)/mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1912 Jorge Amado, Brazilian writer (O Pais do Carnaval)
  • 1912 Richard Reeves, American actor (Murph-Date With an Angel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912 Romain Maes, Belgian bicylist (Tour de France 1935)
  • 1913 Noah Beery Jr, actor (Rockford Files, Quest, Doc Elliot), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913 Steven Nagy, bowler, 1st to bowl 300 on TV (1954)
  • 1914 Jeff Corey, American actor (Getting Straight, Superman & Mole Men), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (d. 1973)
  • 1916 John Clark, Hampton IA, actor (Graveyard of Horror)
  • 1918 Eugene Wilkinson, naval officer (first nuclear sub commander), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2013)
  • 1919 Elizabeth Thomas, literary consultant
  • 1919 Sacha Vierny, French cinematographer (d. 2001)
  • 1920 William "Red" Holzman, NBA coach (NY Knickerbockers, 754 wins)
  • 1921 Leonard Lickorish, dir-gen (British Tourist Authority)
  • 1923 Fred Ridgway, England cricket pace bowler (1951-52 Indian tour)
  • 1923 Gillian Brown, diplomat
  • 1923 Rhonda Fleming, [Marilyn Louis], actress (Spellbound), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1924 Martha Hyer, American actress (Day of the Wolves, Night of the Grizzly), born in Fort Worth, TX, (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Alastair Webster Mackie, poet/teacher
  • 1925 George Cooper, general
  • 1925 Lawrence Byford, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary
  • 1926 Edwin James Nairn Carr, composer
  • 1926 Marie-Claire Alain, French organist/composer
  • 1926 Benjamin Ward, 1st African American NYC Police Commissioner (1984-89), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1927 Vernon Washington, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1928 Eddie Fisher, singer (Oh My Papa, Lady of Spain), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1928 Jimmy Dean, Tx, actor/singer (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever)
  • 1928 Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor
  • 1929 John Alldis, composer/conductor
  • 1930 Barry Unsworth, novelist (Pascali's Island), (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Alexander Goehr, composer
  • 1933 Alan Hardcastle, chairman (Lloyds Regulatory Board)
  • 1933 Bill Nieder, shot putter, (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1933 Butler-Sloss, British Lady Justice
  • 1933 David Rowland, chairman (Lloyd's)
  • 1933 Rocky Colavito, baseball player (Hit 4 HRs in a game), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1933 Doyle Brunson, American poker player
  • 1933 Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; d. 2005)
  • 1934 James Carl Tenney, American composer, born in Silver City, New Mexico (d. 2006)
  • 1935 Giya Alexandrovich Kancheli, Georgian composer (Night Prayers)
  • 1935 Jerrie Anthony Hulme, British major-general
  • 1936 Leendert-John Schalm, Dutch banker on Curacao
  • 1937 Lucinda Williams, US sprinter (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1937 Anatoly Sobchak, Russian politician
  • 1939 Charles Rose, (Rep-D-North Carolina, 1973- )
  • 1939 Kate O'Mara, Leicaster England, actress (Caress Morell-Dynasty, AbFab)
  • 1940 Barbara Mills, QC, British Director of Public Prosecutions
  • 1940 Bobby Hatfield, Wisc, rocker (Righteous Bros-Unchained Melody)
  • 1940 Richard Wells, Chief Constable (South Yorkshire)
  • 1940 Sid Waddell, Darts Commentator for the PDC
  • 1941 Anita Lonsbrough, England, 200m backstroke swimmer (Oly-gold-1960)
  • 1941 Kees van Kooten, Dutch TV host/founder (Simplistic Union)
  • 1942 Betsy Johnson, fashion designer (1971 Winnie Award)
  • 1943 Ronnie Spector, [Veronica Bennett], American singer (Be My Little Baby), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Shafqat Rana, Pakistani cricket batsman (5 Tests 1964-69)
  • 1943 Veronica Bennett, rocker
  • 1943 Michael Mantler, American trumpeter and composer
  • 1945 Harry Thomas, Dutch founder (Schlager Festival Gay Party)
  • 1945 Larry Larden, rocker (Every Mother's Son)
  • 1945 Harriet Miers, White House counsel
  • 1946 James Reynolds, American actor (Days of our Lives), born in Oskaloosa, Kansas
  • 1947 Alan Ward, England cricket pace bowler (1969-76)
  • 1947 Ian Anderson, Scottish-born musician, singer, and songwriter (Jethro Tull), born in Fife, Scotland
  • 1948 Pal Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (Olympic bronze 1972, 80)
  • 1948 Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)
  • 1949 Gene Johnson, Sugar Grove Pa, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
  • 1950 A L Harris, clinicaloncologist
  • 1950 Rémy Girard, Canadian actor (Les Invasions barbares), born in Jonquière, Quebec
  • 1951 Maria Combs, LPGA golfer
  • 1951 Juan Manuel Santos, Colombian politician, President of Colombia (2010-present) and Nobel laureate (2016), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • 1952 Ashley Putnam, American soprano (NY City Opera 1978), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Nikolai Alekseyevich Pushenko, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1952 Pepsi Nunes, marine biologist
  • 1952 Daniel Hugh Kelly, American actor
  • 1952 Diane Venora, American actress
  • 1953 Mark Doty, American poet and prose writer
  • 1955 Marja-Liisa Hamalainen, Finnish cross country skier (Oly-gold-1984)
  • 1956 Dianne Fromhottz, Balestrat Australia, tennis star
  • 1956 Tugboat, [Fred Ottman], WWF wrestler
  • 1958 Jack Richards, English cricket wicket-keeper (mid-80's)
  • 1958 Rami Hamdallah, Palestinian politician, academic and Prime Minister of Palestine (2014-present), born in Anabta, West Bank
  • 1959 Mark Price, bass/vocals (All About Eve, Tin Huey-Contents Dislodged)

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1959 Rosanna Arquette, actress (Desperately Seeking Susan, After Hours), born in NYC, New York

  • 1959 Florent Vollant, Innu-Canadian musician (Kashtin)

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1960 Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor (Philadelphia, Evita, Zorro), born in Malaga, Spain

  • 1960 [James] Kenneth Perry, American PGA golfer (1991 Memorial), born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
  • 1960 Todd David Hess, First USAF Member inducted into Army's Order of Military Medical Merit.
  • 1961 Beatrice Alda, American actress (Lisa-Four Seasons), daughter of Alan Alda
  • 1961 Jon Farriss, Australian rock vocalist/drummer (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
  • 1962 Dan Donovan, rocker (Bad)
  • 1963 Andrew Sullivan, English-born journalist
  • 1963 Phoolan Devi, Indian bandit and revolutionary (d. 2001)
  • 1964 Andy Stankiewicz, infielder (NY Yankees, Montreal Expos), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1964 Aaron Hall, American songwriter
  • 1965 Carolyn Schuwalow, Australian distance runner (Olympics-96)
  • 1965 John Starks, NBA guard (NY Knicks)
  • 1965 Patricia Spurgin, US scherpschutser (Olympics-gold-1984)
  • 1965 Claudia Christian, American actress
  • 1965 Mike E. Smith, American jockey
  • 1966 Gerald Williams, outfielder (NY Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana