Famous Birthdays on January 10

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  • 1480 Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands (d. 1530)
  • 1502 Hendrik Niclaes, German/Dutch merchant/cult leader (Children of God)
  • 1538 Louis of Nassau, Dutch general (d. 1574)
  • 1573 Simon Marius, German astronomer (d. 1624)
  • 1607 Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1646)
  • 1628 Jan Theunisz Blanckerhoff, [Jan Maet], seascape painter)
  • 1638 Nicolas Steno, Danish Scientist and Bishop (d. 1686)
  • 1644 Louis Boufflers, marshall of France
  • 1654 Joshua Barnes, English scholar (d. 1712)
  • 1683 Gasparo Visconti, composer
  • 1701 Johann Caspar Simon, composer
  • 1702 Johannes Zick, German fresco painter (d. 1762)
  • 1715 Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1775)

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1738 Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary War patriot (lead the Green Mountain Boys), born in Litchfield, Connecticut (d. 1789)

American Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan Allen
American Revolutionary War Patriot
Ethan Allen
  • 1747 Abraham L Breguet, French clock maker
  • 1750 Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine, British Lord Chancellor (d. 1823)
  • 1760 Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, composer
  • 1766 Louis Massonneau, composer
  • 1768 James Varicick, 1st AME Zion Bishop
  • 1769 Michel Ney, French marshal (Waterloo)
  • 1780 M Heinrich C Lichtenstein, German zoologist
  • 1797 Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (d. 1848)
  • 1810 Jeremiah S. Black, American statesman (d. 1883)
  • 1812 Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect (d. 1881)
  • 1814 Aubrey de Vere, Irish writer (Victorian Observer)
  • 1815 Alexander Brydie Dyer, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1874)
  • 1815 Thomas Williams, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1825 Alexander Travis Hawthorn, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • 1828 Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (d. 1892)
  • 1834 John Acton, English historian/MP
  • 1836 Charles Ingalls, father of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1902)
  • 1840 Louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)

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1843 Frank James, American outlaw (member of the James-Younger gang), born in Clay County, Missouri (d. 1915)

Outlaw Frank James
Outlaw
Frank James
  • 1850 John Wellborn Root, American architect (d. 1891)
  • 1854 Heinrich Köselitz [Peter Gast], German composer, born in Annaberg(d. 1918)
  • 1855 Peter J Blok, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch People)
  • 1858 Heinrich Zille, German illustrator and photographer (d. 1929)
  • 1864 George Washington Carver, agricultural scientist [or Jul 12]
  • 1864 Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, son of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (d. 1931)
  • 1865 Mary Ingalls, sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1928)
  • 1871 Enrica Freiin von Handel-Manzetti, Austrian author (Jesse & Maria)
  • 1873 Jack O'Neill, Irish-born baseball player (d. 1935)
  • 1873 George Orton, Canadian athlete (d. 1958)
  • 1876 Johannes W "Jan" Eisenloeffel, Dutch goldsmith
  • 1877 Frederick Gardner Cottrell, American inventor (electrostatic precipitator), born in Oakland, California (d. 1948)
  • 1880 Eduard M Meijers, Dutch lawyer (Short Cause)
  • 1880 Frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp
  • 1880 Grock, [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown/circus director

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1880 Manuel Azaña, Prime Minister of Spain (1931-33) and 2nd President of the Spanish Republic (1936-39), born in Alcalá de Henares, Spain (d. 1940)

President of the Spanish Republic Manuel Azaña
President of the Spanish Republic
Manuel Azaña
  • 1882 Charles Trowbridge, Vera Cruz Mexico, actor (Fatal Hour)
  • 1883 Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj) [NS]
  • 1883 Florence Reed, silent film actress (Dancing Girl), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1883 Francis X Bushman, Norfolk VA, silent film actor (Ben Hur)
  • 1884 James Philip Dunn, composer
  • 1886 Jose Antonio de Donostia, composer
  • 1887 Robinson Jeffers, US, poet/playwright (Tamar & Other Poems, Medea)
  • 1888 Emile van Bosch, Dutch revue/operetta-artist (Fair Folks)
  • 1888 Grock, Switzerland, clown
  • 1890 Douglas MacLean, silent film comedian/producer (Going Up), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1890 Ernest Milton, actor (Cat Girl, Fiddler's Three), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1890 Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (d. 1957)
  • 1891 Jos Speybrouck, Flemish painter
  • 1892 Dumas Malone, Miss, historian (Jefferson & His Time)
  • 1893 Albert Jacka, Australian soldier, first Australian World War I Victoria Cross winner (d. 1932)
  • 1894 Reginald Denham, Broadway director (Obsession, The Bad Seed), born in London, England
  • 1897 Albert Moeschinger, composer
  • 1901 Pauline Starke, Joplin MO, actress (Dante's Inferno, Dance Magic)
  • 1903 Barbara Hepworth, English abstract sculptor/actress (Rescued by Rover)
  • 1903 Jean Morel, Abbeville France, conductor
  • 1903 Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler (d. 1997)
  • 1903 Violet Wilkey, American actress (d. 1976)
  • 1904 Jesus Garcia Leoz, composer
  • 1904 Ray Bolger, Dorchester Mass, actor/dancer (Wizard of Oz)
  • 1908 Bernard Lee, English actor (M in James Bond movies), born in London, England

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1908 Paul Henreid, Trieste, actor (Casablanca, 4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)

  • 1909 Grace Mitchell, educator
  • 1909 Rudolf Kubin, composer
  • 1910 Dorothy Stroud, garden historian
  • 1910 Jean Martinon, Lyons France, conductor/composer
  • 1911 Jan Boon, [Tjalie Robinson], Dutch East Indies publicist (Tong Tong)
  • 1912 Maria Mandel, Camp leader at Auschwitz (d. 1948)
  • 1913 Gustav Husak, president of Czechoslavakia (1975-89)
  • 1913 Haywood Frank Henry, sax player
  • 1913 Mehmet Shehu, Albanian politician (d. 1981)
  • 1914 Claude Gallimard, France, publisher
  • 1914 Polly Rowles, actress (Aunt Laurie-Jamie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1914 Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan (d. 2000)
  • 1915 Dean Dixon, Zug Switzerland, conductor
  • 1916 Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Jerry Wexler, music producer (Aretha Franklin/Bob Dylan)
  • 1918 Arthur Chung, President of Guyana (d. 2008)
  • 1920 Georges Marchal, Nancy France, actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way)
  • 1920 Max Patkin, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Rodger Ward, American race car driver (d. 2004)
  • 1923 Ingeborg Drewitz, writer
  • 1924 Ludmilla Chiraeff, ballet dancer
  • 1924 Maxwell Roach, Jazz drummer, born in Newland, North Carolina
  • 1926 Musallam Bseiso, Palestinian journalist, thinker, and politician
  • 1927 Gisele MacKenzie, Winnipeg Manitoba, singer/actress (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1927 Johnnie Ray, Dallas OR, pop singer (Cry)
  • 1927 Lee Philips, American actor (Ellery Queen), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927 Otto Stich, Swiss politician
  • 1928 Donald Brooks, fashion designer (Emmy 1983)
  • 1928 Wallace Berry, composer
  • 1928 Philip Levine, American poet, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1929 Derek Hammond-Stroud, English operatic baritone
  • 1930 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues singer
  • 1930 Roy Edward Disney, American film executive and CEO of Disney
  • 1931 Alexander L "Alex" Boraine, South Africa vicar/MP
  • 1931 Ron Galella, celebrity photographer (sued by Jackie O)
  • 1931 Peter Barnes, English writer (d. 2004)
  • 1932 Elaine Devry, American actress
  • 1933 Akira Miyoshi, composer
  • 1933 Len Coldwell, cricket bowler (England medium-fast in 7 Tests 1962-64)
  • 1934 Leonid Kravchuk, Ukrainian politician
  • 1935 Georg Katzer, composer
  • 1935 Sherrill Milnes, Hinsdale Illinois, baritone
  • 1935 Ronnie Hawkins, American musician
  • 1936 Burnum Burnum, Australian Aboriginal activist, actor, author and dreamer (d. 1997)
  • 1936 Stephen Ambrose, American historian (d. 2002)
  • 1936 Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist and radio astronomer, Nobel laureate
  • 1936 Al Goldstein, American publisher and pornographer
  • 1937 Thomas Penfield Jackson, American judge

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1938 Francis W "Frank" Mahovlich, Timmins Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 1938 Ivan Twigden, English contractor/multi-millionaire (Twigden PLC)
  • 1938 Willie "Stretch" McCovey, 1st baseman (SF Giant #44)
  • 1938 Donald Knuth, American mathematician and computer scientist
  • 1939 Bill Toomey, decathelete (Olympic-gold-68), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1939 Sal Mineo, actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Jared Carter, American poet
  • 1939 David Horowitz, American author and political commentator
  • 1939 William Levy, Dutch writer
  • 1939 Scott McKenzie, American singer ('San Francisco;), (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Harry Gant, NASCAR driver
  • 1940 Ntare VI of Ankole, Omugabe of Nkole
  • 1940 Guy Chevrette, Quebec politician
  • 1942 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1942 Jack Regan, broadcaster
  • 1942 Jim Croce, rock vocalist (Time in a Bottle) (d. 1973), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942 Walter Hill, director (48 Hours, Extreme Prejudice)
  • 1944 Frank Sinatra Jr, American singer/bandleader (Golddigers), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1944 Rory Byrne, South African racing car designer
  • 1944 Bernard Derome, Canadian news presenter (Le Téléjournal)
  • 1944 William Sanderson, American actor

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1945 Rod Stewart, British singer (Maggie Mae, Do You Think I'm Sexy), born in London, England

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart
  • 1945 Edward Wiskoski, American professional wrestler
  • 1946 Alexis Nihon Jr, Bahamas, wrestler (Olympics-1968)
  • 1946 Aynsley Dunbar, rocker (Journey, Jefferson Starship)
  • 1946 Bob Lang, rock bassist (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders)
  • 1947 George Alec Effinger, US, sci-fi author (Nick of Time)
  • 1947 Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac Shakur, Black Panther Party member, born in Lumberton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • 1948 Cyril Neville, US singer and percussionist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948 Donald Fagen, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Steely Dan-Peg), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1948 William Sanderson, actor (Larry-Newhart, Blade Runner), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1948 Mischa Maisky, Latvian cellist
  • 1948 Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist

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1949 George Foreman, Marshall Texas, American World Heavyweight boxing champ (1973-74, 95)

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1949 Teresa Graves, actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1949 Walter S Browne, US chess champion (1974-78, 1980-84)
  • 1949 James Lapine, American stage director
  • 1951 Kathleen Bradley, model (Price is Right), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1952 Scott Thurston, keyboardist/guitarist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • 1953 Bobby Rahal, Indy-car racer (over 15 wins)
  • 1953 Pat Benatar, [Andrezejewski], American singer (Hell Is for Children), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955 Luci Martin, rocker vocalist (Chic)
  • 1955 Michael Schenker, heavy metal rocker (MSG-Coming on Strong, Scorpions)
  • 1956 Shawn Colvin, American singer
  • 1956 Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spanish writer
  • 1957 Robert Thompson, Nike golfer (1990 Boise Open-2nd), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1957 Greg Walden, U.S. Congressman from Oregon
  • 1958 Shawn Colvin, singer/guitarist
  • 1958 Anatoly Pisarenko, Soviet weightlifter
  • 1959 Chandra Cheesborough, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-84), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1959 Don Letts, rocker (Big Audio Dynamite)
  • 1959 Kirk & Curtwood, musician (Meat Puppets)
  • 1959 Fran Walsh, New Zealand screenwriter
  • 1960 Benoît Pelletier, Canadian politician
  • 1960 Samira Said, Moroccan singer
  • 1961 Evan Handler, actor (Dear Mr Wonderful), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Janet Jones, Bridgeton MO, actress (American Anthem, Flamingo Kid)
  • 1961 Nadja Salerni-Sonnenberg, concert violinist, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1962 Jim Lindeman, US baseball outfielder (NY Mets)
  • 1962 Michael Fortier, Canadian politician
  • 1963 Frank Wijnhoven, Dutch soccer player (NEC, Treffers)
  • 1963 Mark Pryor, American politician
  • 1964 Karen Josephson, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1964 Krista Tesreau, actress (Tina-OLTL, Silk Stalkings), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1964 Sarah Josephson, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1964 Brad Roberts, Canadian singer (Crash Test Dummies)
  • 1965 James Washington, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Wash Redskins)
  • 1965 Nathan, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • 1965 Butch Hartman, American animator
  • 1966 Steve Kramer, American politician
  • 1967 Micky Michelle, [Ingrid Hankers], Dutch dancer (Josephine, Sound of Motown)
  • 1967 Trini Alvarado, actor (Frighteners)
  • 1967 Johan Laats, Belgian judoka
  • 1968 Lyle Menendez, NY, accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers)
  • 1968 Malcolm Showell, WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1969 Doug E Doug, rapper/comedian (Operation Dumbo Drop, Jungle Fever)