Birthdays in History on May 10

  • 1265 Emperor Fushimi of Japan (d. 1317)
  • 1536 Thomas Howard, 4th duke of Norfolk, English Earl Marshall
  • 1604 Jean Mairet, French dramatist (d. 1686)
  • 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)
  • 1746 Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (d. 1818)
  • 1754 Asmus Jakob Carstens, painter
  • 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)
  • 1788 Augustin-Jean Fresnel, optics pioneer/physicist
  • 1788 Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, German queen (d. 1819)
  • 1795 Jacques-Nicolas-Augustin Thierry, historian
  • 1810 James Shields, Irish-American politican and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Altmore, County Tyrone, Ireland (d. 1879)
  • 1813 Montgomery Blair, American lawyer (Dred Scott V Sandford), born in Franklin County, Kentucky (d. 1883)
  • 1822 August Ritter von Pettenkofen, painter
  • 1823 John Sherman, MC (Union), (d. 1900)
  • 1824 Charles Henry Van Wyck, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1895)
  • 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
  • 1840 Hadzhi Dimitar, Bulgarian revolutionist (d. 1868)
  • 1841 James Gordon Bennett Jr., American publisher (d. 1918)
  • 1843 Kaufmann Kohler, German-born American reform rabbi and theologian, born in Fürth (d. 1926)
  • 1843 Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (d. 1920)
  • 1847 Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician (d. 1923)
  • 1857 Hendrik Zwaardemaker, Dutch physiologist (olfactometer)
  • 1866 Léon Bakst, Russian painter and scene and costume designer, born in Grodno, Belarus (d. 1924)
  • 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)
  • 1878 Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (1923, Nobel 1926)
  • 1879 Symon Petlura, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1926)
  • 1885 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, (d. 1970)
  • 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)
  • 1897 Ewart Maurice Levy, 2nd Baronet
  • 1897 Einar Gerhardsen, Prime minister of Norway (d. 1987)
  • 1898 Ariel Durant, writer (Story of Civilization)
  • 1900 Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, British-American astronomer and astrophysicist who proposed that stars are composed largely of hydrogen and are not glowing balls of molten rock, born in Wendover, England (d. 1979)
  • 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)
  • 1903 Otto Bradfisch, Nazi leader (d. 1994)
  • 1904 David Brown, CEO (Aston Martin Lagonda)

  • 1905 Angus Paton, civil engineer
  • 1908 Carl Albert, (D) speaker of the House
  • 1908 Henry Diamond, Irish Nationalist MP
  • 1909 Harold Collison, British trade unionist (agriculture workers), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 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 (Up the Down Staircase), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1912 Edward Gardner, Queen's Court/MP
  • 1914 Lord Smith, British surgeon
  • 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
  • 1918 T Berry Brazelton, doctor (On Being a Father)
  • 1918 George Welch, American World War II flying ace (Medal of Honor nominee) and test pilot, born in Wawaset Park, Delaware (d. 1954)
  • 1919 Ella Grasso, (Gov-D-Ct)
  • 1919 Louis Sen A Kaw, Surinam dam builder
  • 1920 Basil Kelly, Lord Justice of Appeals (Northern Ireland)
  • 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)
  • 1930 Scott Muni, American radio DJ (d. 2004)
  • 1931 Lord Michael Mustill, of Pateley Bridge, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • 1932 Ian Leslie, 21st Earl of Rothes, Scottish nobleman
  • 1933 Barbara Taylor Bradford, author
  • 1934 Cliff Wilson, snooker player
  • 1934 William Lithgow, Scottish industrialist/multi-millionaire
  • 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
  • 1938 Michael Shea, director (Hanson Trust), Queen's press secretary
  • 1940 Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You) (d. 2015)
  • 1940 Bill Cash, British politician (C, born in London
  • 1940 Wayne A. Downing, retired United States Army general
  • 1941 Win Bischoff, CEO (Schroders)
  • 1942 Youssouf Sambo Bâ, Burkinabé politician
  • 1943 James Earl Chaney, US civil rights activist
  • 1943 Richard Darman, American economist
  • 1944 Jim Abrahams, Shorewood WI, director (Hot Shots, Top Secret)
  • 1945 John Laws, Lord Justice of Appeal (1999- )
  • 1947 Jay Ferguson, American rocker (Spirit-I Got A Line on You), born in Burbank, California
  • 1947 Paul Nicholas Young, architect
  • 1947 Caroline Cooney, American author
  • 1947 Thomas Tessier, American author
  • 1948 Christopher Gent, CEO (Vodafone Group)
  • 1949 Miuccia Prada, Italian fashion designer , born in Milan, Italy
  • 1949 Michael Larson, American "Press Your Luck" scandal big-winning contestant, born in Lebanon, Ohio (d. 1999)
  • 1951 Steve Gunderson, (Rep-R-WI, 1981- )
  • 1953 John Diamond, English journalist (d. 2001)
  • 1954 Jeff Apple, producer (In the Line of Fire), born in Miami, Florida
  • 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
  • 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 Rick Santorum, (Rep-R-Penn)
  • 1958 Yu Suzuki, Japanese creator of Virtua Fighter series
  • 1962 Garry Daley, keyboard (China Crisis-Christian)
  • 1963 Lisa M Nowak, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1967 Scott Brison, Canadian politician
  • 1967 Jon Ronson, British journalist and author
  • 1969 John Scalzi, American writer
  • 1976 Rob Malda, American internet writer/editor (Slashdot)
  • 1982 Daniel Harris, Australian rules footballer
  • 1982 Jeremy Gable, American playwright
  • 1983 Gustav Fridolin, Swedish politician
  • 1983 Natalia Zabala, Miss Spain 2007
  • 1991 Emily McEnroe, daughter of Tatum O'Neal & John McEnroe
  • 2004 The Gosselin Sextuplets