Famous Birthdays on 10th December

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1394 King James I of Scotland, Dunfermline Palace, Fife, (1406-1437), (d. 1437)

King of Scotland James I
King of Scotland
James I
  • 1452 Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531)
  • 1538 Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd)
  • 1588 Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (d. 1637)
  • 1679 Willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders
  • 1691 Cornelis Pronk, Dutch portrait painter/cartoonist
  • 1741 Agatha "Aagje" Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children)
  • 1750 Tipu Sultan, ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1799)
  • 1751 George Shaw, English botanist and zoologist (d. 1813)
  • 1764 Louis-Sebastien Lebrun, composer
  • 1765 [Izaak J] Alexander Gogel, Dutch minister of Finance/patriot
  • 1787 Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, Phila, pioneer of educating the deaf
  • 1794 James Wolfe Ripley, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1870)
  • 1804 Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (d. 1851)
  • 1805 John E Feisser, theologist/founder 1st Dutch baptist church

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1805 William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist publisher (The Liberator)

  • 1805 Josef Skoda, Bohemian physician (d. 1881)
  • 1813 Errico Petrella, composer
  • 1813 Zachariah Chandler, US, merchant/politician (found Republican Party)

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1815 Ada Lovelace, English mathematician (d. 1852), born in London, England

Mathematician, Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician, Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • 1820 David Allen Russell, Army Bvt Major General (Union), (d. 1864)
  • 1820 Princess Elizabeth of Clarence (d. 1821)
  • 1821 Nikolai A Nekrasov, Russian poet, writer and publisher (Russkije Zjenjshiny)
  • 1822 Thomas Casimer Devin, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1878)
  • 1822 César Franck, Belgian composer and organist (d. 1890)
  • 1823 Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner, Neukirchen, German composer
  • 1823 Wilhelm Kuhe, composer
  • 1824 George MacDonald, Scotland, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie)
  • 1827 Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and brewer (d. 1913)

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1830 Emily Dickinson, Amherst Mass, poet (Collected Poems), (d. 1886)

  • 1831 Alexander Conze, German archaeologist
  • 1851 Melvil[le Louis K] Dewey, created Dewey Decimal System for libraries
  • 1855 Marios Varvoglis, Greek Composer (d. 1967)
  • 1855 Henry Nicholas Ridley, West Harling Hall, Norfolk, U.K., Botanist (Malay Peninsula rubber industry)
  • 1868 Louis Victor Saar, composer
  • 1870 Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses)
  • 1870 Pierre Louijs, France, novelist/poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet)
  • 1870 Rudolf W Canne, Fries playwright (Der de Wier Us)
  • 1870 T R McKibbin, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spinner late 19th century)
  • 1870 Mary Bonaparte, pretender to the French imperial throne (d. 1947)
  • 1872 Johann Babtist Thaller, composer
  • 1872 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (study of graves)
  • 1878 Rajaji, India's freedom fighter and the first Governor General of independent India (d. 1972)
  • 1880 Fred Immler, German actor (d. 1965)
  • 1882 Otto Neurath, Aust/Brit philosopher (Foundation of Social Sciences)
  • 1883 Andrej J Vysjinski, Russian lawyer/foreign min/UN-ambassador
  • 1884 Zinaida Serebriakova, Russian-born painter (d. 1967)
  • 1885 Janos Hammerschlag, composer
  • 1885 Mario Varvoglis, composer
  • 1886 Victor McLaglen, Tunbridge Wells, England, actor (Informer - Academy Award 1935)
  • 1886 William Booth, cricketer (Yorks all-rounder, England before WW I)
  • 1889 Ray Collins, actor (Homecoming, Good Sam, Rose Marie), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1890 George Merritt, actor (I Monster, Q Planes), born in London, England

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1891 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (O the Chimneys-Nobel 1966), (d. 1970)

  • 1893 Walter Rein, composer
  • 1894 Earnest Haenchen, German new testament expert
  • 1894 Gertrud Kolmar, writer
  • 1894 Paul Dessau, composer
  • 1897 Karl H Waggerl, Austria writer (Power of Love)
  • 1898 Anton Mauve, Dutch painter
  • 1898 Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero) [NS]
  • 1901 F Fischer, German war criminal (Breda 4)
  • 1903 George J. Lewis, Mexican-born actor (Don-Zorro), born in Guadalajara, Mexico (d. 1995)
  • 1903 Una Merkel, Covington Ky, actress (42nd Street, Abraham Lincoln)
  • 1903 William Plomer, Transvaal, author (Paper Houses, I Speak of Africa)
  • 1906 Walter Zinn, Kitchener Ontario, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor)
  • 1907 Amedeo Nazzari, Cagliari Sardinia Italy, actor (Lure of Sila)
  • 1907 Michael Blankfort, US, writer/producer/director
  • 1907 Rumer Godden, England, author (Thursday's Children)
  • 1907 Lucien Laurent, French footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1908 Arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist
  • 1908 Olivier Messiaen, Avignon France, composer (L'Ame en Bourgeon)
  • 1910 Dennis Morgan, Prentice Wisc, actor (Dennis-21 Beacon Street)
  • 1910 Jill Summers, actress (Agatha Coronation Street)
  • 1911 Chet Huntley, Cardwell Mont, newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report)
  • 1912 Rien van Nunen, Dutch actor (Spuit Elf)
  • 1912 Philip A. Hart, U.S. Senator (d. 1976)
  • 1913 Morton Gould, Richmond Hill NY, prolific composer (Verdun)
  • 1913 Harry Locke, English actor (d. 1987)
  • 1914 Dorothy Lamour, [Mary Kaumeyer], actress and singer (Road to Bali), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1917 Sultan Yahya Petra, King of Malaysia (d. 1979)
  • 1918 Anne Gwynne, Waco TX, actress (Ride 'em Cowboy, House of Frankenstein)
  • 1918 Anatoli Tarasov, Russian ice hockey coach (d. 1995)
  • 1919 Sven-Eric Emanuel Johanson, composer
  • 1919 Alexander Courage, American composer (d. 2008)
  • 1920 Ragnhild Hveger, Denmark, 200m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936)
  • 1920 Clarice Lispector, Ukrainian-Brazilian writer (d. 1977)
  • 1922 Allen Dwight Sapp, composer
  • 1923 Abelardo Quinteros, composer
  • 1923 Harold Gould, Schenectady NY, actor (He & She, Martin-Rhoda, Big Bus)
  • 1923 Jorge Semprun, French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z)
  • 1925 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985), born in Spokane, Washington, (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Jean Byron, American actress (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, composer
  • 1926 Guitar Slim [Eddie Jones], blues guitarist ("The Things That I Used to Do"), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 1959)
  • 1926 Harry Fowler, Lambeth, London, actor (Great: Isambard Kingdom Brunel), (d. 2012)
  • 1928 John Colicos, actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1928 Dan Blocker, De Kalb Texas, American actor (Tiny-Cimarron City, Hoss-Bonanza)
  • 1930 Clayton K Yeutter, Nebraska, US trade rep/Republican Natl chairman
  • 1932 Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Calcutta, India, Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K
  • 1933 Grenville Alabaster, cricketer (NZ tourist to Aust 1973-74)
  • 1933 Mako, Japanese-born American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1933 Larry Morris, NFL Linebacker (NFL 1960s All-Decade Team), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • 1934 Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 1994)
  • 1935 Terry Allcock, English footballer
  • 1937 Don Bies, Cottonwood ID, PGA golfer (1975 Sammy Davis Jr)
  • 1937 Don Sebesky, Perth Amboy NJ, orchestra leader (Jimmy Dean Show)
  • 1938 Yuri Temirkanov, Nalchik Russia, conductor (Kirov)
  • 1939 Barry Cunliffe, English university professor
  • 1940 William Fred Dempster, Berkeley California, crew member (Biosphere 2)
  • 1941 Fionnula Flanagan, actress (Rich Man Poor Man), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1941 Jeff Jones, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler in 60's)
  • 1941 Peter Michael Goetz, actor (Jumping Jack Flash, King Kong Lives)
  • 1941 Tim Considine, Louisville Ky, actor (Mike-My 3 Sons)
  • 1941 Tommy Kirk, actor (Old Yeller)
  • 1941 Tommy Rettig, Jackson Heights NY, actor (Jeff's Collie-Lassie)
  • 1941 Chad Stuart, Windermere Cumberland, UK rock vocalist/guitarist (Chad & Jeremy)
  • 1941 Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1942 Bear Bossu, [Berend F Gertenbach], actor/vocalist (Pub Chantant)
  • 1942 Peter Sarstedt, British musician (Where do you go to my lovely?), born Delhi, India
  • 1943 Jessica Cleaves, rocker
  • 1943 Theodore Wilson, actor (That's My Mama, Sanford Arms), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Tisha Sterling, actress (Coogan's Bluff), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1945 Eric Boom, Dutch guitarist/producer
  • 1946 Chris Kefford, rocker
  • 1946 Gloria Loring, actress/singer (Days of our Life), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Walter "Clyde" Orange, Florida, rocker (Commodores-Too Hot to Trot)
  • 1946 Thomas Lux, American poet
  • 1947 Zinaida Voronina, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 4 medals including 1 gold), born in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1947 Douglas Kenney, American humorist (d. 1980)
  • 1947 Rəsul Quliyev, Azerbaijani politician
  • 1948 Brendan Harkin, rocker
  • 1948 Ralph Tavares, rocker
  • 1948 Abu Abbas, founder of the Palestine Liberation Front (d. 2004)
  • 1949 Linda Galloway, LPGA golfer
  • 1950 Simon Owen, New Zealand golfer, born in Wanganui
  • 1950 Tom Towles, American actor
  • 1951 Johnny Rodriquez, US, actor (Nashville Girl, La Bamba Party)
  • 1951 Ellen Nikolaysen, Norwegian singer
  • 1952 Susan Hallock Dey, Ill, actress (1st Love, Partridge Family, LA Law)
  • 1953 Jack Scalia, actor/director (Amore, Deadly Desire, Donor, T-Force)
  • 1954 Jack Hues, English musician
  • 1955 Jacquelyn Mitchard, American novelist
  • 1956 Michael VerMeulen, journalist
  • 1957 Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor, (d. 2012)
  • 1957 Prem Rawat, known also as Guru Maharaj Ji and Maharaji, American Indian spiritual leader and speaker
  • 1958 John J York, actor (Mac Scorpio-General Hospital), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958 Paul Hardcastle, keyboardist (Don't Waste My Time, Just for Money)
  • 1959 Burke Moses, actor (Sean Baxter-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959 Mark Aguirre, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1960 Kenneth Branagh, Belfast, actor/director (High Season, Dead Again)
  • 1960 Paul Assenmacher, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1961 Mark McKoy, Canadian track star (world record 50m indoor)
  • 1961 Nia Peeples, [Vernia], dancer/host (Fame, Party Machine), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1962 John de Wolf, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1963 Doug Henry, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1963 Gerald Sandel, soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1963 Michael Lofton, fencer-sabre (Olympics-96), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1963 Robin White, San Diego Cal, tennis player (US Open doubles 1988)
  • 1964 Luis Polonia, Santiago City Dom Rep, outfielder (NY Yanks, Orioles)
  • 1964 Bobby Flay, American celebrity chef and restaurateur
  • 1965 Jennifer Wyatt, golfer (1992 Crestar-Farm Fresh), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1965 J Mascis, American musician
  • 1965 Stephanie Morgenstern, Canadian actress
  • 1966 Eric Naposki, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1966 Norberto Martin, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, infielder (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1968 Rob Davis, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1969 Darren Berry, cricketer (Victorian wicket-keeper since 1989-90)
  • 1969 Nadim Khan, cricketer (brother of Moin Pakistani lefty spinner 1993)
  • 1969 Rob Blake, Simcoe Ont, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, LA Kings)
  • 1969 Todd Furdyk, CFL tackle (BC Lions)
  • 1970 Bryant Stith, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1971 Amanda Hardy, Altona Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Carla Sacramento, Lisbon, 1.5k runner
  • 1971 Manjula Munasinghe, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI pace bowler)
  • 1971 Brian Nichols, American spree killer
  • 1972 Marcos di Palma, Argentine racing driver
  • 1972 Brian Molko, Belgian-born singer and songwriter (Placebo)
  • 1972 Dimitri Tikovoi, French-born record producer
  • 1973 Bernard Holsey, defensive tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Marcus Wall, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1973 Rusty LaRue, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1974 Meg White, American drummer (The White Stripes)
  • 1975 Josip Skoko, Australian footballer
  • 1977 Emmanuelle Chriqui, Canadian actress
  • 1978 Brandon Novak, American skateboarder
  • 1978 Summer Phoenix, American actress
  • 1978 Donna Williams, co-founder of Neopets
  • 1979 Matt Bentley, American professional wrestler
  • 1980 Sarah Chang, American violinist
  • 1980 Ledley King, English footballer
  • 1980 Massari, Lebanese-born Canadian singer
  • 1981 Fábio Rochemback, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981 Ryan Pini, Papua New Guinea swimmer
  • 1981 Taufik Batisah, Singaporean singer
  • 1982 Tim Deegan, Canadian MuchMusic VJ
  • 1982 Shilpa Anand, Indian film and television actress
  • 1983 Patrick Flueger, American actor
  • 1983 Habib Mohamed, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1983 Katrin Siska, Estonian singer