Famous Birthdays on 10th February

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 259

  • 1499 Thomas Platter, Swiss humanist (d. 1582)
  • 1524 Albrecht Giese, German politician and diplomat (d. 1580)
  • 1606 Christine Marie of France, regent of Savoy (d. 1663)
  • 1609 John Suckling, English Cavalier poet/dramatist/courtier
  • 1637 Henriette Catharina van Nassau, Dutch daughter of Frederik Henry
  • 1670 Norbert van Flowers, [Cephalus], Flemish painter
  • 1670 William Congreve, England, writer (Old Bachelor, Way of the World)
  • 1685 Aaron Hill, English playwright/poet (Tragedy of Zara)
  • 1686 Johann F Gronovius, Dutch physician/botany
  • 1696 Johann Melchior Molter, composer
  • 1702 Jean-Pierre Guignon, composer
  • 1717 Pierre de La Garde, composer
  • 1735 Johann Christoph Kuhnau, composer
  • 1741 Franz Adam Veichtner, composer
  • 1750 Stanislao Mattei, composer
  • 1775 Charles Lamb, critic/poet/essayist, born in London, England
  • 1783 Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian painter (d. 1873)
  • 1788 Johann Peter Pixis, composer
  • 1795 Ary Scheffer, Dutch painter/etcher/sculptor
  • 1807 Abner Clark Harding, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1874)
  • 1818 Isham Green Harris, Gov (Confederacy), (d. 1897)
  • 1819 Richard Storrs Willis, composer
  • 1821 William Read Scurry, (Confederate Army Brigadier General, (d. 1864))
  • 1824 Samuel Plimsoll, Bristol England, inventor (Plimsoll line for ships)
  • 1827 Peter J Savelberg, Dutch Limburgs monastery founder
  • 1841 Walter Parratt, composer
  • 1846 Mildred Childe Lee, daughter of confederate General Robert E. Lee
  • 1846 Charles Beresford, British admiral and politician (d. 1919)
  • 1846 Ira Remsen, American chemist (d. 1927)
  • 1847 A N Hornby, cricketer (pioneering England Test batsman)
  • 1859 Alexandre Millerand, French President (d. 1943)
  • 1862 W H "Gobo" Ashley, cricketer (7 wkts in 1 Test for South Africa 1889)
  • 1866 Bror Beckman, composer
  • 1866 Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian
  • 1868 William Allen White, Emporia KS, editor (Pulitzer 1942)
  • 1869 Vasily Pavovlich Kalafati, composer
  • 1870 Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor/painter
  • 1872 Anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP)
  • 1879 Franz Carl Bornschein, composer
  • 1880 Jesse G Vincent, Arkansas, engineer designed 1st V-12 engine
  • 1884 Herbert Hordern, cricketer (pioneering leggie for Aust & Phila)
  • 1884 Frederick Hawksworth, GWR Chief mechanical engineer. (d. 1976)
  • 1887 [Fran J] Vital Celen, Flemish literary/author [or Feb 9]
  • 1888 Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (Hermeticism) and journalist, born in Alexandria (d. 1970)
  • 1889 Howard Spring, British author/novelist/writer/critic (O Absalom)

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1890 Boris Pasternak, Moscow, Russian novelist/poet (Doctor Zhivago, Nobel 1958)

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • 1890 Cor Ruys, Dutch actor (Princess Stage)
  • 1890 Fanny Kaplan, failed assassin of Vladimir Lenin. (d. 1918)
  • 1891 Harold RLG, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Gov-gen of Canada (1945-52)
  • 1892 Alan Hale, [Rufus A Mackahan], actor (Little John-Robin Hood), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1893 Jimmy Durante, long-nosed comedian (and goodnight Mrs Calabash), born in NYC, New York
  • 1893 William [Bill] T Tilden II, tennis player (US Open 1920-25, 29)
  • 1894 Roy D'Arcy, SF, actor (Warning Shadows, Revolt of Zombies)
  • 1894 [Maurice] Harold MacMillan, (C) British PM (1957-63), born in London, England
  • 1896 Olin Howlin, actor (Swifty-Circus Boy), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1897 John Franklin Enders, Conn, microbiologist (polio-Nobel 1954)
  • 1898 Bertolt Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), born in Augsburg, Bavaria (d. 1956)
  • 1898 Joseph Kessel, French journalist/writer (Army of the Shadows)
  • 1898 Judith Anderson, Adelaide Aust, actress (Laura, Rebecca, Tycoon)
  • 1898 Robert Keith, Fowler IN, actor (Battle Circus, Branded, Wild One)
  • 1902 Armand Bernier, Belgian poet (Sorcier Triste)
  • 1902 Stella Adler, NY, actress (My Girl Tisa)

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1902 Walter Houser Brattain, Amoy, China, American physicist (Nobel 1956-transistor)

  • 1903 Matvey Isaakovich Blanter, composer
  • 1903 Waldemar Hoven, German physician (d. 1948)
  • 1903 Matthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer (d. 1939)
  • 1904 John Farrow, Australian director/actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1905 John Dierkes, Ohio US, actor (Daughter of Dr Jekyll, Hanging Tree)
  • 1905 Max Schubert, a pioneering Australian winemaker
  • 1905 Vilko Ukmar, Slovenian composer
  • 1905 Walter Brown, Massachusetts US, original owner of the Boston Celtics and important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States
  • 1906 Erik Rhodes, [Ernest Sharpe], actor (Top Hat, Night at the Ritz)
  • 1906 Henry Phelps Brown, historian/economist
  • 1906 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
  • 1906 Lon Chaney Jr, actor (Hawkeye, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1906 Walraven (Wally) van Hall, Dutch banker/resisted Nazis
  • 1907 Grace Hamilton, 1st African American member of Georgia state legislature
  • 1908 Jean Coulthard, composer
  • 1909 George Douglass Milne, British peer, soldier and artist, born at Lichfield (d. 2005)
  • 1910 Dominique Pire, Belgium, educator, aided WW II refugees (Nobel 1958)
  • 1910 Douglas Spencer, actor (Thing, This Island Earth, River of No Return)
  • 1910 Joyce Grenfell, actress (Pickwick Papers, Americanization of Emily)
  • 1910 Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (NZ opening batsman v England 1933)
  • 1912 Lord Orr-Ewing [Charles Ian], great-grandson of Sir Archibald Orr-Ewing, Bt
  • 1913 Philippa Bevans, actress (Notorious Landlady, World of Henry Orient)
  • 1913 Ragnhild Marie Hatton, historian
  • 1913 Douglas Slocombe, British cinematographer (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in London (d. 1916)
  • 1914 Larry Adler, Balt, hamonicist (Harmonicats) (blacklisted performer)
  • 1916 Edward R Roybal, (Rep-D-CA, 1963- )
  • 1918 Gordon Pirie, England, Group Captain
  • 1918 Idwal Pugh, British ombudsman
  • 1920 Alexander Comfort, English poet/writer (Wreath for the Living)
  • 1920 J Heslop-Harrison, botanist
  • 1921 Adrian Cruft, composer
  • 1922 Árpád Göncz, Hungarian politician, 1st post-communist President (1990-2000), born in Budapest (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Harold Hughes, Ida County Iowa, Governor of Iowa (D) and US Senator
  • 1922 Neva Patterson, Iowa, actress (Governor & JJ, Doc Elliot, Nichols)
  • 1923 Cesare Siepi, Milan Italy, basso (NY Metropolitan Opera)
  • 1924 Bud (Norman) Poile, NHLer
  • 1924 Randy Van Horne, vocalist (Nat King Cole Show), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1926 Danny Blanchflower, British(?) soccer player
  • 1927 Jakov Lind, German/British author (Counting My Footsteps)

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1927 Leontyne Mary Violet Price, Laurel Miss, opera soprano (Porgy & Bess)

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price
  • 1927 Nigel Bagnall, British field marshal
  • 1927 Viscount Cowdray, British financier/multi-millionaire
  • 1928 Gene Taylor, (Rep-D-St Louis, 1973- )
  • 1929 Hallgeir Brenden, Norway, 15K/18K cross country (Oly-gold-1952, 56)
  • 1929 Henk Heidweiler, Surinam ambassador (in Netherlands)
  • 1929 Jerry Goldsmith, pianist/composer (Twilight Zone)
  • 1929 Jim Whittacker, mountain climber (1st American to climb Mt Everest)
  • 1930 Peter Phillips, composer [or Jun 18]
  • 1930 Robert Wagner, actor (It Takes a Thief, Hart to Hart), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1931 Gerhard Rosenfeld, composer
  • 1931 Makoto Shinohara, composer
  • 1931 Thomas Bernhard, writer
  • 1931 Doug Young, American voice actor
  • 1932 Donald Hilton, Moderator (General Assembly of United Reformed Church)
  • 1932 Rockin Dopsie Sr, [Alton Jay Rubin], Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco)
  • 1934 Fleur Adcock, New Zealand poet
  • 1935 Conrad Klapheck, German painter (typewriters)
  • 1935 Salvator Pueyo, composer
  • 1935 Theodore Antoniou, composer
  • 1936 Olwyn Bowey, painter
  • 1936 Sylvia Williams, museum director/curator
  • 1937 Don Wilson, rock guitarist (Ventures-Walk Don't Run, Batman Theme)
  • 1937 Lord Justice Rose, former judge on the Court of Appeal of England and Wales
  • 1937 Yuriy Poyarkov, USSR, volleyball player (Oly-2 gold/1 silver-1964-72)
  • 1939 Barbara Kolb, composer (Trobar Jus), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1939 Roberta Flack, Black Mountain North Carolina, US vocalist (If Ever I Saw Your Face)
  • 1939 Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada
  • 1940 Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic
  • 1940 Mary Rand-Bignal-Toomey, England, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1940 Peter Middleton, CEO (Lloyd's)
  • 1940 Jimmy Merchant, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941 John Hampshire, cricketer (of Yorkshire Century on debut for Eng 1969)
  • 1941 Michael Apted, director/researcher (Granada TV)
  • 1942 Michael Bishop, CEO (British Midland Airways)
  • 1943 Ral Donner, [Ralph Stuart], Black Mountain NC, singer (Starfires)
  • 1944 Peter Allen, Australia, vocalist/pianist (I Go to Rio, Legs Diamond)
  • 1944 Frank Keating, American politician
  • 1944 Rufus Reid, American musician
  • 1945 John Hayes, secretary-general (British Law Society)
  • 1945 Klas Tuinstra, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1946 Keith Mans, MP
  • 1947 Louise Arbour, Canadian judge
  • 1947 Butch Morris, American jazz cornetist and composer
  • 1947 Nicholas Owen, English newsreader
  • 1948 Conrad Cummings, composer
  • 1948 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician (d. 1994)
  • 1949 Joe Lavender, NFLer
  • 1949 Maxime Le Forestier, French singer
  • 1949 Harold Sylvester, American actor
  • 1950 Gail Rebuck, CEO (Random House)
  • 1950 Mark Spitz, Modesto California, swimmer (Oly-9 gold/silver/bronze-68, 72)
  • 1951 Roxanne Pulitzer, author (Prize Pulitzer), born in Glendale, California
  • 1951 Zeudi Araya, Asmara Ethiopia, Miss Ethiopia (1969)
  • 1951 Bob [Robert] Iger, American entertainment executive (CEO of The Walt Disney Company), born in New York City

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1951 Bob Iger, American businessman (CEO of The Walt Disney Company), born in New York City, New York

CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger
CEO of The Walt Disney Company
Bob Iger
  • 1952 Mike Varty, NFLer
  • 1952 Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore
  • 1953 Carl Joseph Stone, composer
  • 1953 John Shirley, US, sci-fi author (Eclipse Penumbra, Eclipse Corona)
  • 1954 Larry McWilliams, baseball player

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1955 Greg Norman, Queensland, Australia, PGA golfer (1984 Kemper)

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
  • 1955 Lusia Mae Harris, Minter City Miss, basketball player (Oly-silver-76)
  • 1955 Chris Adams, British pro wrestler and judoka (d. 2001)
  • 1955 Jim Cramer, American television personality
  • 1957 Debbie Brinkley, Tasmania, golfer (1990 T25 Victorian Open)
  • 1957 Pranab Roy, cricketer (son of Pankaj, Indian batsman 1982)
  • 1958 Michael Weiss, American musician
  • 1959 Tonga, [Uliuli Fifita], wrestler (WCW/WAR/WWF, Ming, Haku, Islanders)
  • 1959 Lisa McPherson, Former Scientologist (d. 1995)
  • 1960 Lionel Cartwright, Ohio, country vocalist (I Watched it on the Radio)
  • 1960 Robert Addie, British actor (d. 2003)
  • 1961 David Ward, cricketer (prolific Surrey batsman)
  • 1961 Eva Pfaff, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1961 George Stephanopoulos, presidential adviser (Clinton)
  • 1961 Alexander Payne, American film director (Sideways), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1962 Cliff Burton, bass guitarist (Metallica), born in Castro Valley, California (d. 1986)
  • 1962 Jean-Marie Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Oly-9/10-88, 92, 96)
  • 1962 Bobby Czyz, American boxer
  • 1963 Bennie Thompson, NFLer (Saints, Chiefs, Cleveland Browns/Ravens)
  • 1963 Harris Huizingh, soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 1963 Joakim Nystrom, Sweden, tennis star
  • 1963 Lenny Dykstra, centerfielder (NY Met, Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1964 Francesca Neri, Trento Italy, actress (Ages of Lulu)
  • 1964 Mir Aimal Kansi, Quetta Pakistan, murderer (FBI Most Wanted)
  • 1964 Roger Reijners, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1964 Sam Graddy, Gaffney SC, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1964 Glenn Beck, American radio and television host
  • 1964 Arthur Lenk, Israeli diplomat
  • 1965 Lenny Webster, catcher (Montreal Expos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1965 Marjolein Macrander, Dutch actress (Drowned)
  • 1965 Mario Jean, Quebec comedian and television actor
  • 1966 Daryl Johnston, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1967 Laura Dern, American actress (Jurassic Park, Mask, Smooth Talk), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Bradley Hughes, Mordialloc VIC, Australian golfer
  • 1967 Dwayne "Road Grader" White, NFLer (NY Jets, St Louis)
  • 1967 Armand Serrano, Filipino animator
  • 1967 Jacky Durand, French cyclist