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 J P Hebel, writer
  • 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 (President Lincoln)

  • 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, Minneapolis Minnesota, composer (Happy Hypocrite)

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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, Nickelsville Va, country singer (Johnny Cash Show)

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)
  • 1921 Bert Weedon, rocker
  • 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, Lake City Florida, NFL player (NY Giants)/sportscaster (CBS)

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, New York NY, US playwright ('Wings', 'Nine')
  • 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, Newark New Jersey, actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues)
  • 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, Manchester England, bassist (10cc-No Milk Today)
  • 1946 Maureen Lipman, actress (Educating Rita, Wonderworks)
  • 1946 Dave Mason, Worcester England, singer/songwriter (We Just Disagree)
  • 1946 Donovan, Scottish musician
  • 1947 Jay Ferguson, Burbank California, rocker (Spirit-I Got A Line on You)
  • 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, Kingston Jamaica, reggae drummer (Sly & Robbie)
  • 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, Yakima Wash, alpine slalom skier (Oly-gold/silver-80, 84)

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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, Yakima Wash, twin alpine slalom skier (Oly-Silver-80, 84)
  • 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)