Famous Birthdays on 10th February

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 258

  • 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 G Ungaretti, writer
  • 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 Lord Milne
  • 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
  • 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, El Paso Tx, vocalist (Nat King Cole Show)
  • 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, Hartford Ct, composer (Trobar Jus)
  • 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, Glendale California, author (Prize Pulitzer)
  • 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
  • 1951 Bob Iger, American businessman (CEO of The Walt Disney Company), born in New York City, New York
  • 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
  • 1968 Peter Popovic, Koping Swe, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)