Famous Birthdays on April 10

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 231

  • 401 Theodosius II, the Younger, Eastern Roman emperor (408-450), born in Constantinople (d. 450)
  • 1512 James V, King of Scotland (1513-42), born in Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Scotland (d. 1542)
  • 1569 Emilia van Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange & Anna of Saxon, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1629)
  • 1583 Hugo Grotius, Dutch jurist, father of international law, born in Delft, Holland (d. 1645)
  • 1633 Werner Fabricius, German composer, born in Itzehoe, Germany (d. 1679)
  • 1651 Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (Tschirnhaus transformation), born in Kieslingswalde, Margraviate Upper Lusatia, Saxony (d. 1708)
  • 1656 René Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France, born in Ouanne, Burgundy, France (d. 1718)
  • 1695 Balthazar Huydecoper, Dutch translator and historian, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1778)
  • 1704 Benjamin Heath, English classical scholar, born in Exeter, Devon, England (d. 1766)
  • 1713 John Whitehurst, English clockmaker and scientist, born in Congleton, Cheshire, England (d. 1788)
  • 1737 Francois Giroust, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1799)
  • 1755 Samuel Hahnemann, German physician, originator of homeopathy, born in Meissen, Dresden (d. 1843)
  • 1762 Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist, born in Bologna (d. 1834)
  • 1778 William Hazlitt, English essayist and critic, born in Kent, England (d. 1830)
  • 1783 Hortense de Beauharnais, French Queen of Holland (1806-10), born in Paris (d. 1837)

Person of interestMatthew C. Perry

1794 Matthew C. Perry, Commodore of the United States Navy who opened Japan to Western influence and trade, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1858)

Commodore of the US Navy Matthew C. Perry
Commodore of the US Navy
Matthew C. Perry

  • 1796 James Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (Texas Revolution), born in Logan, Kentucky (d. 1836)
  • 1797 Claude Ambroise Seurat, Frenchman exhibited in England as "Human Skeleton", born in Champaigne France (d. 1826)
  • 1806 Leonidas Polk, Lt. Gen. (Confederate Army), born in Raleigh, North Carolina (d. 1864)
  • 1808 Auguste Franchomme, French cellist and composer, born in Lille, France (d. 1884)
  • 1823 Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Jefferson County, Georgia (d. 1862)
  • 1827 Lewis "Lew" Wallace, American author (Ben-Hur) and Major General (Union Army), born in Brookville, Indiana (d. 1905)
  • 1829 William Booth, English preacher and founder (Salvation Army), born in Sneinton, Nottingham, England (d. 1912)
  • 1833 David McMurtrie Gregg, American diplomat and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania (d. 1916)
  • 1833 James Edward Rains, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1862)
  • 1837 Forceythe Willson, American poet (The Old Sergeant), born in Little Genesee, New York (d. 1867)
  • 1847 Charles Swinnerton Heap, English composer, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1900)
  • 1847 Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian publisher (St Louis Post-Dispatch, NY World), born in Makó, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire (d. 1911)
  • 1857 Henry Ernest Dudeney, English mathematician and puzzle maker, born in Mayfield, East Sussex, England (d. 1930)
  • 1864 Eugene Francis Charles D'Albert, German pianist and composer (Golem), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1932)
  • 1864 Tully Marshall, American actor (Let's Go, Red Dust), born in Nevada City, California (d. 1943)
  • 1865 Jack Miner, Canadian naturalist and conservationist, born in Dover Center, Ohio (d. 1944)
  • 1867 George William Russell, Irish nationalist, poet and artist, born in Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland (d. 1935)

Person of interestGeorge Arliss

1868 George Arliss, British actor (Devil, Green Goddess), born in London, England (d. 1946)

  • 1877 Alfred Kubin, Austrian writer and illustrator, born in Leitmeritz, Bohemia (d. 1959)
  • 1880 Frances Perkins, American politician and 1st woman to hold cabinet-level position (Labor 1933-45), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1965)
  • 1880 Montague Summers, English clergyman and writer (Malleus Maleficarum), born in Clifton, Bristol, England (d. 1948)
  • 1880 Mohammed Nadir Shah, King of Afghanistan (1929-33), born in Dehra Dun, British India (d. 1933)
  • 1882 Simon F H J Berkelbach Van der Sprenkel, theologist (Fear & Religion)
  • 1886 Val Paul, American actor and director (Suspense, The Phantom Thief), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1962)
  • 1887 Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist (Nobel 1947), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1971)

  • 1887 Heinz Tiessen, German composer, born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1971)
  • 1891 Tim McCoy, American actor (westerns) and soldier, born in Saginaw, Michigan (d. 1978)
  • 1892 Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist (classified human into races), born in Jeseritz, Germany (d. 1965)
  • 1892 Victor de Sabata, Italian conductor and composer (Il Macigno), born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1967)
  • 1894 Ben Nicholson, English painter and sculptor (Circle), born in Denham, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1982)
  • 1894 Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator, born in Pilani, Rajputana, India (d. 1983)
  • 1896 Edith Day, American actress (A Romance of the Air), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1971)
  • 1897 Ross Youngs, American baseball player, born in Shiner, Texas (d. 1927)
  • 1900 Jean Duvieusart, 36th Prime Minister of Belgium, born in Les Bons Villers, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1902 Lili Darvas, Hungarian actress (Szerelem, Cimmaron), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • 1903 Clare Boothe Luce, American politician and U.S. ambassador to Italy, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1904 Nick Stuart, Romanian-born American bandleader and actor (Secrets of Chinatown), born in Abrudbánya, Alsó-Fehér County, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1905 Jan H. van Roijen, Dutch ambassador to the U.S. and Netherlands Foreign Minister, born in Constantinople (d. 1991)
  • 1906 Fud Livingston, American jazz clarinetist and composer, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1957)
  • 1906 Kathleen Major, British historian and principal (St Hilda's College, England), born in Lincolnshire (d. 2001)
  • 1907 Pete Desjardins, American platform and springboard diver (Olympic gold 1928), born in St-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba (d. 1985)
  • 1908 Aidan Crawley, British journalist and politician (Labour MP 1945-51), born in Benenden, Kent (d. 1993)
  • 1910 Abu-Bakr Khairat, Egyptian composer, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1963)
  • 1910 David Gilroy Bevan, British politician (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Paul Sweezy, American Marxist economist and editor (Monthly Review), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1911 Maurice Schumann, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (1969-73), born in Paris (d. 1998)
  • 1911 Martin Denny, musician (Exotica), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1912 Clarke Hinkle, American NFL fullback (Green Bay Packers), born in Toronto, Ohio (d. 1988)
  • 1912 Roy Hofheinz, American judge and engineer (Houston Astrodome), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 1982)
  • 1913 Stefan Heym, German-American author (Crusaders, Family Benda), born in Chemnitz, German Empire (d. 2001)
  • 1914 Foffie Williams, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder 1939-48), born in Bank Hall, St Michael, Barbados (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Jack Badcock, Australian cricketer (Tasmania Australian batsman of 30's), born in Exton, Tasmania (d. 1982)

Person of interestHarry Morgan

1915 Harry Morgan, American actor (December Bride, M*A*S*H, Dragnet), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2011)

  • 1915 Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist and poet, born in Gouda, Netherlands (d. 2014)
  • 1916 Alfie Bass [Abraham Basalinsky], British actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served), born in London, England (d. 1987)
  • 1917 Robert B. Woodward, American organic chemist (Nobel 1965), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • 1921 Chuck Connors, American author, actor (The Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), professional basketball and baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1921 Peter Herbert Penwarden, English priest, born in Walthamstow, England (d. 1995)
  • 1921 Sheb Wooley, American vocalist (Purple People Eater, Hee Haw), born in Erick, Oklahoma (d. 2003)
  • 1923 John Watkins, South African cricketer (South African all-rounder in 15 Tests 49-57), born in Durban, Natal, South Africa
  • 1924 Lee Bergere, American actor (Star Trek, Soap, Dynasty), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Kenneth Noland, American Color Field painter, born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2010)
  • 1926 Junior Samples, American comedian and country singer (Hee Haw), born in Cumming, Georgia (d. 1983)
  • 1926 Jacques Castérède, French composer and pianist, born in Paris (d. 2014)
  • 1926 Johnnie Tillmon, civil rights activist (National Welfare Rights Association), born in Scott, Arkansas (d. 1995)
  • 1927 Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Jewish-American biochemist and geneticist (Nobel 1968), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1927 Wesley A Clark, American computer designer (first personal computer - LINC), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • 1929 Dusan Radic, Serbian composer, born in Sombor (d. 2010)

Person of interestMax Von Sydow

1929 Max Von Sydow, Swedish actor (Hawaii, Exorcist, Dune, Dreamscape), born in Lund, Sweden

  • 1930 Hugh Morton, Baron Morton of Shuna, Scottish lawyer and judge, born in Mukden, Manchuria, China (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Shujauddin Butt, Pakistani cricketer (batted in 19 Tests for Pakistan 1954-62), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actress and comedian (La criada malcriada), born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Spede Pasanen, Finnish film director and comedian, born in Kuopio, Finland (d. 2001)
  • 1930 Dolores Huerta, American civil rights activist (co-founded United Farm Workers), born in Dawson, New Mexico
  • 1931 Marcel van Maele, Belgian poet and playwright, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 2009)
  • 1932 Adrian Henri, British poet and founder of poetry-rock group (Liverpool Scene), born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England (d. 2000)
  • 1932 Delphine Seyrig, French actress (Freak Orlando, Reperages), born in Beirut Lebanon
  • 1932 Hari Rhodes, American actor (Mike-Daktari, Roots), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1992)
  • 1932 Mae Faggs Starr, American athlete, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1952), born in Mays Landing, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • 1932 Nate Nelson, American singer (Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes for You), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1932 Omar Sharif [Michel Dimitri Shalhoub], Egyptian actor (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), born in Alexandria (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Kishori Amonkar, Indian classical Hindustani singer, born in Bombay (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Philip Corner, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Poncie Ponce, American actor (Kazuo Kim-Hawaiian Eye), born in Maui, Hawaii (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Robert Rhodes James, British politician historian (Gallipoli), born in India (d. 1999)
  • 1933 Rokusuke Ei, Japanese author and lyricist (Sukiyaki), born in Asakusa, Tokyo (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Ron Murphy, Canadian NHL player (New York Rangers), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 2014)
  • 1934 David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (Pulitzer 1964), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Zsolt Durko, Hungarian composer, born in Szeged (d. 1997)
  • 1935 Jorge Mester, Mexican conductor (Louisville Orch 1967-79), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1935 Patrick Garland, British director (Doll House), born in England (d. 2013)

Person of interestJohn Madden

1936 John Madden, NFL coach (Oakland Raiders) and sports commentator (CBS, FOX), born in Austin, Minnesota

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 1936 Michael Naylor, English insurance broker (Endsleigh Insurance), born in Croydon (d. 1995)
  • 1936 Bobby Smith, American singer (Spinners), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1937 Stan Mellor, British racehorse trainer and jockey

  • 1937 Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (The String, Fever), born in Moscow (d. 2010)
  • 1938 Don Meredith, NFL quarterback (Cowboys)/Mon Night Football, born in Mount Vernon, Texas
  • 1939 Alan Rothenberg, American lawyer and sports executive, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1939 Daniel Oliver, American CEO (Federal Trade Commission), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Penny Vincenzi [Hannaford], British novelist (An Absolute Scandal, Spoils of Time trilogy), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 2018)
  • 1940 Gloria Hunniford [Mary Winifred Gloria Hunniford], British broadcaster and actress (Old Curiosity Shop), born in Portadown, Northern Ireland
  • 1941 Paul Theroux, American travel book writer (Mosquito Coast), born in Medford, Massachusetts
  • 1942 Ian Callaghan, English footballer, born in Toxteth, Liverpool, England
  • 1942 Nick Auf der Maur, Canadian journalist and politician, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1998)
  • 1944 Danny Woods, American musician (CEO of the Board), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2018)
  • 1945 Vera Misevich, Ukrainian equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1980), born in Ukraine (d. 1995)
  • 1946 Armand [Herman van Loenhout], Dutch singer (Blommenkinders), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Anne Boyd, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • 1947 Bunny Wailer [Neville O'Riley Livingston], Jamaican vocalist and percussionist (The Wailers with Bob Marley), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1948 Thomas Spencer, British politician (Conservative)
  • 1949 Frank de Leeuw, Dutch rock guitarist (Bob Color)
  • 1950 Eddie Hazel, American pop guitarist (Funkadelic-Uncle Jam Wants You), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1950 Ken Griffey, Sr., American professional baseball player, born in Donora, Pennsylvania
  • 1950 Barry M. Riemer, American author (The Great American Con Machine)
  • 1951 Mark Roth, American professional bowler (4-time PBA Player of Year), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestSteven Seagal

1951 Steven Seagal, American actor (Above the Law, Hard to Kill), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1951 David Helvarg, American journalist and environmental activist, born in Long Island, New York
  • 1953 David Moorcroft, British athlete (5,000m world record holder 1982-85) born in Coventry, England
  • 1953 Terre Roche, American rocker (Roches), born in New York
  • 1954 Peter MacNicol, actor (Chicago Hope, Sophie's Choice), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1954 Lenny Pickett, American saxophonist and musical director (Saturday Night Live band, Tower of Power), born in Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • 1955 Lesley Garrett, English soprano singer, born in Thorne, Doncaster, England
  • 1957 John M. Ford, American sci-fi author and poet, born in East Chicago, Indiana (d. 2006)
  • 1957 Steve Gustafson, American bass guitarist (10,000 Maniacs), born in Seville, Spain
  • 1957 Aliko Dangote, Nigerian Chairman and CEO of the Dangote Group, born in Kano, Kano State
  • 1958 Ken Griffy Sr., American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yanks), born in Donora, Pennsylvania
  • 1958 Bob Bell, British engineer and Chief Technical Officer of the Renault Formula One team, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1958 Yefim Bronfman, Russian-born Israeli-American pianist, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 1959 Brian Setzer, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Stray Cats), born in Massapequa Park, New York
  • 1959 Yvan Loubier, Canadian politician and one of founders of the Bloc Québécois, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1959 Babyface [Kenneth Edmonds], American Grammy Award winning R&B singer, songwriter and record producer, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1960 Julie Fulton, American actress (Lime Steel), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1960 Katrina Leskanich, American musician and singer (Katrina and the Waves), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1961 Jeb Stuart Adams, American actor (Flowers in the Attic), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1961 Olivia Brown, American actress (Det Trudy Joplin-Miami Vice), born in Frankfurt, Germany

  • 1961 Joe Cole, American roadie (Black Flag, Rollins Band), born in California (d. 1991)
  • 1962 Cathy Turner, American short track skater (Olympic gold 1994, born in Rochester, New York
  • 1962 Jukka Tammi, Finnish hockey goaltender (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1962 Steve Tasker, American wide receiver (Buffalo Bills) and broadcaster (CBS Sports), born in Smith Center, Kansas
  • 1963 Claire Smith, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1963 Kirk Lowdermilk, American football NFL center (Indianapolis Colts), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1963 Marvin Freeman, American baseball pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963 Mike Devereaux, American baseball outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Casper, Wyoming
  • 1963 Warren DeMartini, American heavy metal musician (Ratt), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963 Doris Leuthard, Swiss politician, President of Switzerland (2017), born in Merenschwand, Switzerland
  • 1964 Reni [Alan John Wren], English pop drummer (Stone Roses-Fools Gold), born in Manchester, England
  • 1964 Felicia Collins, American guitarist (David Letterman), born in Albany, New York
  • 1964 Manon Bollegraf, Dutch tennis star (semi 1996 Aust doubles), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  • 1965 Tim Alexander, American funk metal drummer (Primus-Pork soda), born in Cherry Point, North Carolina
  • 1966 Neil Smith, American football defensive end (KC Chiefs, Den Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1967 Donald Dufresne, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Edmonton Oilers), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1967 Kay Whitmore Jr., Canadian ice hockey goaltender (NY Rangers), born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • 1968 Orlando Jones, American actor and comedian (MADtv, 7 Up spokesman), born in Toulminville, Alabama
  • 1969 Billy Jacoby, actor (Brad-Silver Spoons, Maggie), born in Flushing, New York
  • 1969 Dennis Vial, Canadian NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
  • 1969 Wayne Lammle, WLAF kicker/punter (Scotland Claymores), born in Vancouver
  • 1969 William Jayne, American actor (Parker Lewis Can't Lose), born in Flushing, New York
  • 1969 Ekaterini Koffa, Greek sprinter, born in Karditsa, Greece
  • 1970 Enrico Ciccone, Canadian NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1970 J. J. McCleskey, American NFL safety (New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1970 Sean Gilbert, American NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Wesley "Wes" Barnett, American Olympic weightlifter (Pan Am-silver-1987), born in St Joseph, Missouri
  • 1970 Matt Barlow, American musician (Ashes of Ares, Iced Earth, Pyramaze), born in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • 1970 Kenny Lattimore, American R&B singer songwriter, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 Mike Mushok, American musician (Staind, Newsted, Saint Asonia), born in Ludlow, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Q-Tip [Kamaal Fareed, born Jonathan Davis], American rapper, actor, record producer and DJ, born in Harlem, New York
  • 1971 Karl Williams, American football wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Albion, Michigan
  • 1971 Mihai Bagiu, American gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Timisoara Romania
  • 1971 Nana Miyagi, tennis star (1995 final Surabaya doubles), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1972 Maurice Harrell, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972 Richard Wearne, Australian rower (Olympics 1996) and photographer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1972 Sue Merz, American ice hockey defenseman (Olympics 1998), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1973 Guillaume Canet, French actor and film director (Tell No One), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • 1973 Roberto Carlos, Brazilian footballer, born in Garça, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1973 Aidan Moffat, Scottish musician (Arab Strap), born in Falkirk, Scotland
  • 1973 Christopher Simmons, American graphic designer, born in Canada
  • 1974 Petros Passalis, Greek footballer (Olympiakos), born in Giannitsa, Greece
  • 1974 Eric Greitens, American former military officer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1975 Eric Den Besten, American rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Floris, Prince of Netherlands, son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Pieter van Vollenhoven, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 1975 Steve Washburn, Canadian NHL center (Florida Panthers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1975 Chris Carrabba, American singer and guitarist (Dashboard Confessional), born in West Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1976 Sara Renner, Canadian cross-country skier, born in Golden, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1977 Claudia Delpin, Miss Chile Universe (1997)