Famous Birthdays on October 10

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 253

  • 1344 Mary Plantagenet, English princess (d. 1362)
  • 1486 Charles III, Duke of Savoy
  • 1567 Infanta Caterina Micaela of Spain (d. 1597)
  • 1599 Jacob Aertsz Colom, Dutch publisher (Consolation of the Sea)
  • 1678 John Campbell, 2nd duke of Argyll/fieldmarshal (Union of 1707)
  • 1684 Jean Antoine Watteau, French rococo painter (Onverschillige)
  • 1700 Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (d. 1759)
  • 1713 Johann Ludwig Krebs, composer
  • 1731 Henry Cavendish, England, physicist/chemist (discovered hydrogen)
  • 1738 Benjamin West, painter (Death of General Wolfe)
  • 1757 Erik Acharius, Swedish botanist (lichens)
  • 1779 Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP
  • 1780 John Abercrombie, Scottish physician (d. 1844)
  • 1790 George Gerson, composer
  • 1794 William Whiting Boardman, American politician (d. 1871)
  • 1804 Albin Masek, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1878)

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1813 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian opera composer (Rigoletto, La traviata), born in Busseto (d. 1901)

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1817 Christophorus H D Buys Ballot, Dutch meteorologist/founder KNMI
  • 1819 Zebulon York, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1900)
  • 1825 Paulus Kruger, President of South African Republic (1883), Boer leader
  • 1828 Samuel J. Randall, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1890)
  • 1829 Dandridge McRae, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • 1830 Isabella II, Queen of Spain (1833-68)
  • 1832 Theodore Shelton Bowers, Bvt Brigadier General (Union Army), (d. 1866)
  • 1834 Aleksis Kivi, [Stenvall], Finland, writer/poet (Nummisuutarit)
  • 1847 Gheorghe Dima, composer
  • 1854 Jeronimo Gimenez y Bellido, composer

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1861 Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian Arctic explorer and advocate for refugees (Nobel Prize 1922), born in Store Frøen, Christiania (d. 1930)

Arctic explorer/Nobel Laureate Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic explorer/Nobel Laureate
Fridtjof Nansen
  • 1862 Arthur De Greef, composer
  • 1863 Louis Cyr, French Canadian strongman (d. 1912)
  • 1863 Helen Dunbar, American actress (d. 1933)
  • 1864 T. Frank Appleby, United States Congressman from New Jersey (d. 1924)
  • 1865 Raffaele Merry del Val, Spanish cardinal
  • 1868 Guillermo M Tomas, composer
  • 1870 Louise Mack, Australian writer (d. 1935)
  • 1876 Walter Niemann, composer
  • 1884 C "Ormy" C Pearse, cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa in Australia 1910-11)
  • 1884 Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer/writer (Bint)
  • 1885 Walter Anderson, German folklorist (d. 1962)
  • 1887 Rie Cramer, [Marie Holman], Dutch cartoonist/author
  • 1889 Han [Henricus A] Van Meegeren, Dutch painter/art forger (Vermeer)
  • 1893 August Balthazar, Belgian politician
  • 1895 Johnny Taylor, cricketer (stalwart Aussie batsman of post-WW I days)
  • 1895 Fridolf Rhudin Swedish actor and comedian (d. 1935)
  • 1895 Wolfram von Richthofen, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1897 Lamar Stringfield, composer
  • 1897 Pricilla L Williams, social activist/humanitarian
  • 1898 Lilly Daché, French-born milliner (d. 1989)
  • 1900 Helen Hayes, actress (Caesar & Cleopatra, Happy Birthday), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1901 Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor
  • 1903 Charles T von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Count of Flanders/prince
  • 1903 Vernon Duke, American composer and songwriter (Taking a Chance on Love), born in Parafianovo, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1905 Jane Winton, actress (Hell's Angel, Patsy, Don Juan), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1906 Paul Creston, [Giuseppe Guttoveggio], NY, composer (Creative Harmony)

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1906 R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (Malguidi Days), born in Madras (d. 2001)

Novelist R.K. Narayan
Novelist
R.K. Narayan
  • 1908 David Alexander Reginald Herbert, writer
  • 1908 John Waldo Green, composer (Body & Soul, Guy Lombardo's arranger), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908 Mercè Rodoreda, Catalan novelist (d. 1983)
  • 1909 Florida Friebus, actress (Dobie Gillis' mom, Bob Newhart Show)
  • 1909 Luc van Brabant, Flemish writer/erotic poet
  • 1909 Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director
  • 1910 Alan Frank, music publisher
  • 1910 Milton "Tippy" Larkin, band leader
  • 1910 Price Daniel, (Gov/Sen-D-Texas)
  • 1912 Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist
  • 1913 Claude Simon, Malagasy-French writer (Nobel Prize Literature 1985), born in Tananarive, Madagascar (d. 2005)
  • 1913 Johnny Downs, American actor (Manhattan Showcase), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1914 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", Rhythm and Blues singer-songwriter, born in Kirbyville, Texas (d. 1974)
  • 1914 Tommy Fine, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1916 Benson Fong, actor (Charlie Chan, Purple Heart), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1987)
  • 1916 Scott Huston, composer
  • 1917 Ilona Ference, actress (Quatermass II, Star of My Night)
  • 1917 Thelonious Monk, Rocky Mount North Carolina, American jazz pianist and composer
  • 1918 Bobby Byrne, orchestra leader (Club Seven), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1918 Jean Gimpel, author/iconoclast
  • 1918 Jigal Allon, Israeli politician
  • 1919 Gerald Etheridge Gomez, cricketer (post-war WI all-rounder)
  • 1921 "Boy" [FHP] Trip, Dutch minister
  • 1922 Boeli [Willem C] van Leeuwen, Antillian writer (Vreemdeling Op Aarde)
  • 1922 Harry Cave, cricketer (NZ bowler & Test captain in the 1950's)
  • 1922 Merv Pregulman, Lansing, Michigan, NFL Line backer (Green Bay Packers), (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Louis Gottlieb, musician
  • 1923 Nicholas Parsons, English actor
  • 1924 Ed Wood, American filmmaker and director (Plan 9 from Outer Space), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1924 James Clavell, England, author (Tai Pan, Shogun) [or 1920, 22, 26)
  • 1924 Ludmilla Tcherina, French actress/ballet dancer (Sins of Rome)
  • 1925 Ivan Svitak, philosopher
  • 1925 Great Antonio, Croatian-Canadian strongman (d. 2001)
  • 1926 Oscar Brown Jr, US songwriter (Brown Baby, Forbidden Fruit)
  • 1926 Richard Jaeckel, NY, actor (3:10 to Yuma, Sands of Iwo Jima)
  • 1927 Clairmonte Depeiaza, cricketer (world record partnership v Aust 1955)
  • 1927 John Eric Tieman, production manager (The Guardian)
  • 1927 Thomas Brendon Wilson, composer
  • 1927 Dana Elcar, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1930 Adlai Stevenson III, (D-Sen-Ill)
  • 1930 Harold Pinter, playwright (Homecoming, Servant), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • 1930 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (d. 1970)
  • 1930 Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler (Greco-Roman Bantamweight Olympic Gold 1956), (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Charles Dnaiels, archaeologist
  • 1932 Harry Smith, English footballer
  • 1933 Daniel Massey, actress (Vault of Horror), born in London, England
  • 1933 Gerald Masters, South African/British author (Pan Book of Dates)
  • 1933 Jay Sebring, American hair stylist and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • 1934 Sadashiv Patil, cricketer (pace bowler in Test India v NZ 1955-56)
  • 1935 Paolo Renosto, composer
  • 1935 André Bureau, French Canadian communications executive
  • 1935 Khalil al-Wazir [Abu Jihad], Founder of Palestinian group Fatah and PLO leader, born in Ramla, Mandatory Palestine (d. 1988)
  • 1935 Dave Charnley, Dartford England, lightweight boxer (Dartford Destroyer), (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Ousmane Sow, Senegalese sculptor, born in Dhakar (d. 2016)
  • 1936 Art Dick, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ of 60's)
  • 1936 Judith Chalmers, English TV hostess (Wish You Were Here)
  • 1936 Gerhard Ertl, German surface chemist, Nobel laureate, 2007.
  • 1937 Bruce Devlin, Armidale Australia, PGA golfer (1964 St Petersburg Open)
  • 1938 Marcus Jan Adriani, biologist/director (Weevers' Duin)
  • 1938 Tobias A Roth, (Rep-R-Wisconsin, 1979- )
  • 1938 Moriyama Daido, Japanese photographer
  • 1939 Joseph Pitts, American politician
  • 1941 Kenule "Ken" Beeson Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian writer and environmentalist
  • 1941 Laurence Henry Tribe, Shanghai China, Harvard Law professor
  • 1941 Peter Coyote [Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon], American actor (ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Radu Vasile, Romanian Prime Minister
  • 1943 Denis D'Ell, [Dennis Dalziel], rocker
  • 1943 Earl of Stockton, English publisher/grandson of premier Macmillan
  • 1943 Frederick Barthelme, American author
  • 1944 Christopher N Dlamini, South African union/SACP-leader
  • 1944 Renier S Schoeman, South African MP (NP)/journalist
  • 1944 Stephen Scott, composer
  • 1945 Alan Cartwright, rocker (Procul Harum)
  • 1946 Ben Vereen, actor/dancer (Pippin, Roots, Webster), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1946 Charles Dance, Redditch, Worcestershire, English actor/director (Alien 3, Jewel in the Crown)
  • 1946 Franco Malerba, Genoa Italy, astronaut (STS 46)
  • 1946 John Prine, Maywood Ill, country singer (Hello in There)
  • 1946 Peter Mahvolich, NHL star (Mont Canadiens)
  • 1946 Mildred Grieveson (aka: Anne Mather, Caroline Fleming, Cardine Fleming), English writer
  • 1946 Naoto Kan, Japanese politician
  • 1946 Chris Tarrant, English TV presenter
  • 1947 Alan Rachins, actor (Douglas-LA Law), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1947 Martin Ruane, English professional wrestler (d. 1998)
  • 1948 Séverine, French singer
  • 1948 Ed Volker, American musician
  • 1949 Jessica Harper, actress (Inserts, Stardust Memories), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949 Lance Cairns, cricketer (big-hitting NZ medium-pace bowler)
  • 1950 Dennis Holmes, actor (Mike-Laramie)
  • 1950 Peter Jan Rens, Dutch actor/director (Mister Cactus, Passion)
  • 1950 Nora Roberts, American novelist
  • 1951 Epeli Ganilau, Fijian statesman
  • 1953 Gus Williams, NBA guard (Golden State, Seattle, Washington)
  • 1953 Midge Ure, rocker (Dear God, Ultravox-We Came to Dance), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1954 "Maestro" Jimmy Fearnley, English accordionist (The Pogues)

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1954 David Lee Roth, American rock singer (Van Halen), born in Bloomington Indiana

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth
  • 1954 Rekha, Bollywood actress
  • 1954 Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian singer and actor
  • 1956 Melissa Belote, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1972)
  • 1956 Mark Gordon, American film producer
  • 1957 Craig Marseilles, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Gold Coast), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1957 Rumiko Takahashi, Japanese artist
  • 1958 J Eddie Peck, Joplin Missouri, actor (Bold & Beautiful-Cole Howard)
  • 1958 John M Grunsfeld, PhD/astronaut (STS 67, 81), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958 Tanya Tucker, Seminole Tx, country singer/actress (Follow that Car)
  • 1959 Chris Lowe, English rock keyboardist (Pet Shop Boys-It's a Sin)
  • 1959 Kirsty MacColl, English singer (d. 2000)
  • 1959 Bradley Whitford, American actor
  • 1960 Eric Martin, rocker (Mr Big)
  • 1961 Brian Lee Diemer, steeplechase (Olymp-bronze-1984), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1961 Martin Kemp, rock bassist (Spandau Ballet), born in London, England
  • 1961 Jodi Benson, American voice actress
  • 1961 Henrik Jørgensen, Danish marathon runner
  • 1962 Rex J Walheim, Redwood City California, Capt USAF/astronaut
  • 1963 Mike Donnelly, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963 Daniel Pearl, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • 1963 Jolanda de Rover, Dutch swimmer
  • 1964 Maxi Gnauck, German DR, uneven parallel bars (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1964 Quinton Flynn, American voice actor
  • 1965 Brett Perriman, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1965 Clive Jones, British engineer
  • 1965 Chris Penn, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1965 Rebecca Pidgeon, American actress
  • 1965 Toshi, Japanese singer (X Japan)
  • 1965 Steve Scalise, American politician
  • 1966 Darren Carrington, NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1966 Derrick McKey, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1966 Elana Meyer, [van Zyl], South Africa, runner (Olympics-silver-92)
  • 1966 Kevin Paige, vocalist (Don't Shut Me Out)
  • 1966 Tony Adams, English footballer
  • 1966 Bai Ling, Chinese-born American actress (The Crow, Red Corner)
  • 1967 Frank Wainright, tight end (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1967 Willie Davis, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs, Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1967 Jonathan Littell, French-American writer
  • 1968 James Williams, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers)
  • 1968 L B Williams, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1968 Nancy Brookhart, Elmhurst Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17th-1994)
  • 1968 Bart Brentjens, Dutch mountain biker

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1968 Chris Ofili, English painter (Turner prize - elephant dung), born in Manchester

Painter Chris Ofili
Painter
Chris Ofili
  • 1969 Brett Favre, NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • 1969 Scott Anthony Murray Nelson, Geelong Australia, NZ 20k walker (Oly-96)
  • 1970 Glenn Foley, NFL quarterback (NY Jets)
  • 1970 Helen Louise Goldsby, Miss America (NY-Top 10-1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970 Dean Kiely, Irish footballer
  • 1970 Silke Kraushaar-Pielach, German luger
  • 1970 Corinna May, German singer