Famous Birthdays on 10th May

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  • 1265 Emperor Fushimi of Japan (d. 1317)
  • 1536 Thomas Howard, 4th duke of Norfolk, English Earl Marshall
  • 1604 Jean Mairet, French dramatist (d. 1686)
  • 1697 Jean Marie I'aine Leclair, composer
  • 1705 Gallus Zeiler, composer
  • 1724 Johan A Zoutman, Dutch lt-admiral (battle of Doggersbank)
  • 1727 Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, French minister of Finance (17.. -76)
  • 1730 George Ross, US judge (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 1741 Johann Michael Schmidt, composer
  • 1746 Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (d. 1818)
  • 1754 Asmus Jakob Carstens, painter
  • 1760 Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, soldier/author/composer (Marseillaise)
  • 1760 Johann Peter Hebel, German writer (Allemannische Gedichte), born in Basel (d. 1826)
  • 1769 Jean Lannes, duc de Montebello, Marshal of France
  • 1770 Louis Nicholas Davout, French fieldmarshal (defeated Prussians)
  • 1775 Robert Gray, Sea Captain (d. 1806)
  • 1776 George Thomas Smart, composer
  • 1780 Peter Lichtenthal, composer
  • 1783 Niccola Benvenuti, composer
  • 1788 Augustin-Jean Fresnel, optics pioneer/physicist
  • 1788 Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, German queen (d. 1819)
  • 1795 Jacques-Nicolas-Augustin Thierry, historian
  • 1800 Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov, composer
  • 1810 James Shields, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1879)
  • 1813 Montgomery Blair, Franklin County Ky, lawyer (Dred Scot V Sandford)
  • 1822 August Ritter von Pettenkofen, painter
  • 1823 John Sherman, MC (Union), (d. 1900)
  • 1824 Charles Henry Van Wyck, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • 1825 Rudolf Viole, composer
  • 1830 Francois M Raoult, French physicist/chemist (law of Raoult)
  • 1837 Pinckney B S Pinchback, Lt gov (Louisiana)
  • 1838 James, 1st Viscount Bryce, historian/statesman

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1838 John Wilkes Booth, American stage actor and assassin of US President Abraham Lincoln, born in Bel Air, Maryland (d. 1865)

  • 1840 Hadzhi Dimitar, Bulgarian revolutionist (d. 1868)
  • 1841 James Gordon Bennett Jr., American publisher (d. 1918)
  • 1843 Kaufmann Kohler, reform rabbi/theologian
  • 1843 Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (d. 1920)
  • 1847 Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician (d. 1923)
  • 1850 Thomas Johnstone Lipton, yachtsman/tea magnate (Lipton Tea), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1855 Anatoli Liadov, St Petersburg, Russia, composer (Enchanted Lake) [NS]
  • 1857 Hendrik Zwaardemaker, Dutch physiologist (olfactometer)
  • 1858 Frederick Zech Jr, composer
  • 1866 Léon Bakst, Russian artist (d. 1924)
  • 1867 Jim Kelly, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian 1896-1905)
  • 1868 Ed Barrow, American baseball manager (d. 1953)
  • 1872 Marcel Mauss, French sociologist (d. 1950)
  • 1873 Carl J Eldh, Swedish sculptor
  • 1873 Jan Kalf, literary/art historian (Preservation of museums)
  • 1874 Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (d. 1941)
  • 1876 Ivan Cankar, Slavs author (Hlapec Jernej-Njegova Pravica)
  • 1877 Roderich Mojsisovics-Mojsvar, composer
  • 1878 Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (1923, Nobel 1926)
  • 1879 Symon Petlura, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1926)
  • 1882 Thurston Hall, actor (Roaming Lady, In Society), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1885 Fritz v Unruh, writer
  • 1885 Marie Benavente, [Maria Wissink], actress (Scapegoat)
  • 1886 Karl Barth, Basel Switzerland, theologian/author (Action in Waiting)
  • 1886 Olaf Stapleton, British religious sci-fi writer (Star Maker)
  • 1886 Felix Manalo, Founder and 1st Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
  • 1887 Jacobus C Bloem, Dutch poet (Sintels)
  • 1888 Max[imilian Raoul Walter] Steiner, composer (Gone With Wind), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1889 Mae Murray, Portsmouth, Virginia, American silent screen actress (d. 1965)
  • 1894 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), born in Kremenchuk, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • 1897 Dalton Parry Conyngham, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1923)
  • 1897 Ewart Maurice Levy, 2nd Baronet
  • 1897 Einar Gerhardsen, Prime minister of Norway (d. 1987)
  • 1898 Ariel Durant, writer (Story of Civilization)
  • 1898 Herbert Elwell, composer (Happy Hypocrite), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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1899 Fred Astaire, tap dancer/actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
  • 1901 Albert Dondeyne, Belgian philosopher/theologist
  • 1902 David O Selznick, producer (Gone With the Wind), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1902 Joachim Prinz, author/Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37)
  • 1902 Anatole Litvak, Ukrainian-born film director (d. 1974)
  • 1903 Kay Petre, early racing driver
  • 1903 Otto Bradfisch, Nazi leader (d. 1994)
  • 1904 David Brown, CEO (Aston Martin Lagonda)
  • 1905 Angus Paton, civil engineer
  • 1905 Markos Vamvakaris, Greek rebetiko musician and songwriter (d. 1972)
  • 1907 Harilaos Perpessas, composer
  • 1908 Carl Albert, (D) speaker of the House
  • 1908 Henry Diamond, Irish Nationalist MP
  • 1909 Harold Francis Collison, trade Unionist
  • 1909 Lord Collison, British union leader (agriculture workers)

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1909 Maybelle Carter, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Nickelsville, Virginia (d. 1978)

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter
  • 1910 Jimmy Demaret, winner of 44 golf tournaments, but not the Open
  • 1910 Margot Turner, matron-in-chief (Army Nursing Service)
  • 1911 Bel Kaufman, American author, born in Berlin, Germany, (d. 2014)
  • 1912 Edward Gardner, Queen's Court/MP
  • 1912 Erik Jorgensen, composer
  • 1912 Harold Myers, film journalist
  • 1914 Charles McGraw, actor (Michael-Falcon, Smith Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Lord Smith, British surgeon
  • 1915 Bert van Dongen, [Abraham J Cohen], singer/impressionist/actor
  • 1915 Denis Thatcher, husband of British PM Margaret (1979-90)
  • 1915 John Egerton, 6th Duke of Sutherland, British peer
  • 1915 Monica Dickens, author/founder (US Samaritians)
  • 1915 Salah Abou Seif, director
  • 1916 Milton Babbitt, US mathematician/composer (Widow's Lament)
  • 1918 T Berry Brazelton, doctor (On Being a Father)
  • 1918 George Welch, American pilot (d. 1954)
  • 1919 Ella Grasso, (Gov-D-Ct)
  • 1919 Louis Sen A Kaw, Surinam dam builder
  • 1919 Tibor Sarai, composer
  • 1920 Basil Kelly, Lord Justice of Appeals (Northern Ireland)
  • 1920 Bert Weedon, English guitar player ("Play in a Day" books), born in London (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Nancy Walker, American actress (Rhoda, McMillan & Wife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1922 David Orr, deputy chairman (Inchcape)/CEO (British Council, Unilever)
  • 1923 John Dugdal, Lord-Lt (Salop)
  • 1923 Heydar Aliyev, Ex-President and Leader of Azerbaijan Republic (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Edward Fursdon, British Maj-Gen (defense council)
  • 1926 Duncan Watson, president (World Blind Union)
  • 1926 Hugo Banzer, Bolivian dictator (d. 2002)
  • 1927 Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author
  • 1928 Arnold Rüütel, Estonian president
  • 1929 Brian Corby, CEO (Prudential)
  • 1929 Robin Hill, 8th Marquess of Downshire, Irish peer and the Hereditary Constable of Hillsborough Fort
  • 1930 June Knox-Mawer, British radio host/novelist (World of Islands)

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1930 Pat Summerall, American NFL player (NY Giants) and CBS sportscaster, born in Lake City, Florida (d. 2013)

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • 1930 Scott Muni, American radio DJ (d. 2004)
  • 1931 Lord Michael Mustill, of Pateley Bridge, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • 1931 Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (A Special Day), born in Trevico, Campania (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Ian Leslie, 21st Earl of Rothes, Scottish nobleman
  • 1932 Francoise Fabian, Hussein Dey Algeria, actress (Happy New Year)
  • 1933 Barbara Taylor Bradford, author
  • 1934 Cliff Wilson, snooker player
  • 1934 William Lithgow, Scottish industrialist/multi-millionaire
  • 1934 Gary Owens, American disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show), born in Mitchell, South Dakota
  • 1934 Jeanine Basinger, American film scholar
  • 1935 Henry Fambrough, US singer (Spinners)
  • 1935 Larry Williams, rocker
  • 1936 Anthony Mullens, British Lt-Gen (Deputy chief of defense)
  • 1936 Michael Stone, English broker/multi-millionaire (Man Group)
  • 1936 Trevor Clay, Gen-Sec (Royal College of Nursing)
  • 1936 Jayne Cortez, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, poet (I see Chano Pozo), (d. 2012)
  • 1937 Arthur Kopit, US playwright ('Wings', 'Nine'), born in New York City
  • 1937 Jim Hickman, baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs)
  • 1937 Tamara Press, USSR, shot putter/discus thrower (Oly-gold-60)
  • 1938 Manuel Santana, tennis player (US Open 1965)
  • 1938 Maxim Shostakovich, Leningrad Russia, conductor (Atlanta Symph)
  • 1938 Merritt Ranew, baseball player
  • 1938 Michael Shea, director (Hanson Trust)/Queen's press sect
  • 1938 Peter Davies, Major-General/Director-General (RSPCA)
  • 1938 Philip Gordon Winsor, composer
  • 1938 Jean Becker, French director, screenwriter and actor
  • 1940 Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You) (d. 2015)
  • 1940 Arthur Alexander, US singer/songwriter (Lonely Just Like Me)
  • 1940 Taurean Blacque, actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1940 William Cash, MP
  • 1940 Wayne A. Downing, retired United States Army general
  • 1941 Danny Rapp, Phila, rocker (Danny & Juniors)
  • 1941 Ken Berry, baseball player (White Sox, Angels, Brewers, Indians)
  • 1941 Win Bischoff, CEO (Schroders)
  • 1942 Bill Coday, US singer (You're Gonna Then Me)
  • 1942 Ingram Douglas Marshall, composer
  • 1942 Youssouf Sambo Bâ, Burkinabé politician
  • 1943 Bruce Raymond, jockey
  • 1943 James Earl Chaney, US civil rights activist
  • 1943 Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete (400 metres) (d. 2008)
  • 1943 David Clennon, American actor
  • 1943 Richard Darman, American economist
  • 1944 Abdul Kadir, cricketer (Pakistani batsman-keeper in 4 Tests 1964-65)
  • 1944 Jackie Lomax, rocker (Is This What You Want), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1944 Jim Abrahams, Shorewood WI, director (Hot Shots, Top Secret)
  • 1944 Kathy Farrer, LPGA golfer
  • 1944 Marie-France Pisier, Daclat, Vietnam, French actress and writer (Love on the Run, Cousin cousine)
  • 1945 John Laws, Lord Justice of Appeal (1999- )
  • 1945 Pamelo Mounk'a, musician
  • 1946 Graham Gouldman, bassist (10cc-No Milk Today), born in Manchester, England
  • 1946 Maureen Lipman, actress (Educating Rita, Wonderworks)
  • 1946 Dave Mason, Worcester England, singer/songwriter (We Just Disagree)
  • 1946 Donovan, Scottish musician
  • 1947 Jay Ferguson, rocker (Spirit-I Got A Line on You), born in Burbank, California
  • 1947 Meg Foster, Conn, actress (Sunshine, Cagney & Lacey)
  • 1947 Paul Nicholas Young, architect
  • 1947 Caroline Cooney, American author
  • 1947 Thomas Tessier, American author
  • 1948 Christopher Gent, CEO (Vodafone Group)
  • 1949 Miuccia Prada, Milan Italy, Italian fashion designer
  • 1951 Ron Banks, US R&B singer (Dramatics-Whatcha See is Whatcha Get)
  • 1951 Steve Gunderson, (Rep-R-WI, 1981- )
  • 1952 Lee Brilleaux, Durban South Africa, British musician (Dr Feelgood)
  • 1952 Sly Dunbar, reggae drummer (Sly & Robbie), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1952 Kikki Danielsson, Swedish singer
  • 1953 Barbara Moxness, LPGA golfer
  • 1953 Lawrence Lau, actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
  • 1953 Steve Thomas, rocker (Shooting Star)
  • 1953 John Diamond, English journalist (d. 2001)
  • 1953 Tito Santana, Mexican-American professional wrestler
  • 1954 Jeff Apple, producer (In the Line of Fire), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1955 Bruce Hartzler, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1955 Chris Berman, sportscaster (ESPN)
  • 1955 Mark David Chapman, Forth Work Texas, assassin (John Lennon)
  • 1956 Vladislav Listyev, Russian television anchor and journalist (d. 1995)
  • 1957 Phil Mahre, alpine slalom skier (Oly-gold/silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington

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1957 Sid Vicious, [John Simon Ritchie], bassist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious
  • 1957 Steve Mahre, twin alpine slalom skier (Oly-Silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1958 Ellen Ochoa, PhD/Astronaut (STS 56, 66), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Jeannette Kohlhaas, LPGA golfer
  • 1958 Margaret Ward, LPGA golfer
  • 1958 Rick Santorum, (Rep-R-Penn)