Famous Birthdays on December 10

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Person of interestJames I

1394 James I, King of Scotland (1406-37), born in Dunfermline Palace, Scotland (d. 1437)

King of Scotland James I
King of Scotland
James I
  • 1452 Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer, born in Blaubeuren, Germany (d. 1531)
  • 1538 Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd), born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1612)
  • 1588 Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher, born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1637)
  • 1679 Willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau and governor of Zeeuws-Flanders, born in The Hague (d. 1753)
  • 1691 Cornelis Pronk, Dutch portrait painter and cartoonist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1759)
  • 1741 Aagje Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children), born in Amstelveen, Netherlands (d. 1804)
  • 1751 George Shaw, English botanist and zoologist, born in Bierton, Buckinghamshire (d. 1813)
  • 1764 Louis-Sébastien Lebrun, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1829)
  • 1765 Alexander Gogel, Dutch minister of Finance, born in Vught, Netherlands (d. 1821)
  • 1787 Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American pioneer of educating the deaf, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1851)
  • 1794 James Wolfe Ripley, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Windham County, Connecticut (d. 1870)
  • 1804 Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, German mathematician, born in Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1851)
  • 1805 Johannes Elias Feisser, Dutch theologist and founder of 1st Dutch baptist church, born in Winsum, Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1865)

Person of interestWilliam Lloyd Garrison

1805 William Lloyd Garrison, American abolitionist publisher (The Liberator), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 1879)

  • 1805 Joseph Škoda, Bohemian physician, born in Pilsen, Kingdom of Bohemia (d. 1881)

  • 1813 Errico Petrella, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Italy (d. 1877)
  • 1813 Zachariah Chandler, American merchant and politician (found Republican Party), born in Bedford, New Hampshire (d. 1879)

Person of interestAda Lovelace

1815 Ada Lovelace, English mathematician considered the first computer programmer, born in London (d. 1852)

Mathematician and Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician and Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • 1820 David Allen Russell, United States Army officer (Union), born in Salem, New York (d. 1864)
  • 1820 Princess Elizabeth of Clarence, secon daughter of King Willliam IV, born in St James's Palace, London (d. 1821)
  • 1821 Nikolay Alekseyevich Nekrasov, Russian poet, writer and publisher (Russkije Zjenjshiny), born in Nemyriv, Russian Empire (d. 1877)
  • 1822 Thomas Casimer Devin, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1878)
  • 1822 César Franck, Belgian composer and organist, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1823 Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner, German composer, born in Neukirchen, Germany (d. 1903)
  • 1823 Wilhelm Kuhe, German composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1912)
  • 1824 George MacDonald, Scottish poet and sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie), born in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland(d. 1905)
  • 1827 Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and brewer (O'Keefe Brewery Company of Toronto Limited), born in Bandon, County Cork (d. 1913)

Person of interestEmily Dickinson

1830 Emily Dickinson, American poet (Collected Poems), born in Amherst, Massachusetts (d. 1886)

  • 1831 Alexander Conze, German archaeologist, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1914)
  • 1851 Melvil Dewey, American librarian and educator (created Dewey Decimal System for libraries), born in Adams Center, New York (d. 1931)
  • 1855 Marios Varvoglis, Greek composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • 1855 Henry Nicholas Ridley, British botanist (Malay Peninsula rubber industry), born in West Harling, Norfolk, England (d. 1956)
  • 1868 Louis Victor Saar, Dutch-American composer, born in Rotterdam (d. 1937)
  • 1870 Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses), born in Brno, Austria-Hungary (d. 1933)
  • 1870 Pierre Louÿs, French novelist and poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1925)
  • 1870 Rudolf Wilhelm Canne, Fries playwright (Der de Wier Us), born in Wûns (d. 1931)
  • 1870 Tom McKibbin, Australian cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spinner late 19th century), born in Bathurst, New South Wales (d. 1939)
  • 1870 Mary Bonaparte, pretender to the French imperial throne (d. 1947)
  • 1872 Johann Babtist Thaller, German composer, born in Röhrmoos, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 1872 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (study of graves), born in Hannover, Germany (d. 1956)

  • 1878 C. Rajagopalachari, India's freedom fighter and the first Governor General of independent India, born in Thorapalli, Madras Presidency, British India (d. 1972)
  • 1880 Fred Immler, German actor (Zapata's Gang, Madame DuBarry), born in Germany (d. 1965)
  • 1882 Otto Neurath, Austrian-British philosopher (Foundation of Social Sciences), born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1883 Andrej J. Vysjinski, Russian lawyer and UN ambassador (d. 1954)
  • 1883 Jesse Harper, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Notre Dame), born in Paw Paw, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • 1884 Zinaida Serebriakova, Russian painter, born in Kharkov, Russian Empire (d. 1967)
  • 1885 János Hammerschlag, Hungarian composer, born in Prague (d. 1954)
  • 1885 Mario Varvoglis, Greek composer, born in Brussels (d. 1967)

Person of interestVictor McLaglen

1886 Victor McLaglen, English actor (Informer - Academy Award 1935), born in Tunbridge Wells, England (d. 1959)

  • 1886 William Booth, England Test cricket batsman (WWI 2 Tests), born in Pudsey, England (d. 1916)
  • 1889 Ray Collins, American actor (Homecoming, Good Sam, Rose Marie), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1965)
  • 1890 George Merritt, English actor (I Monster, Q Planes), born in London, England (d. 1977)

Person of interestNelly Sachs

1891 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German Swedish poet (O the Chimneys - Nobel 1966), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1970)

  • 1893 Walter Rein, German composer, born in Stotternheim (d. 1955)
  • 1894 Earnest Haenchen, German new testament expert, born in Czarnków, Poland (d. 1975)
  • 1894 Gertrud Kolmar, German lyric poet and writer, born in Berlin (d. 1943)
  • 1897 Karl H. Waggerl, Austria writer (Power of Love), born in Bad Gastein, Austria (d. 1973)
  • 1898 Anton Mauve, Dutch painter (d. 1962)
  • 1898 Yuri Nikolayevich Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1959)
  • 1901 F Fischer, German war criminal (Breda 4)
  • 1903 George J. Lewis, Mexican actor (Don-Zorro), born in Guadalajara, Mexico (d. 1995)
  • 1903 Una Merkel, American actress (42nd Street, Abraham Lincoln), born in Covington, Kentucky (d. 1986)
  • 1903 William Plomer, South African-British author (Paper Houses, I Speak of Africa), born in Transvaal, South Africa (d. 1973)
  • 1906 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American nuclear physicist (invented the breeder reactor), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1907 Amedeo Nazzari, Italian actor (The Nights of Cabiria, Chains, Lure of Sila), born in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (d. 1979)
  • 1907 Michael Blankfort, American writer, producer and director, born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1907 Rumer Godden, English author (Thursday's Children), born in Eastbourne, Sussex, England (d. 1998)
  • 1907 Lucien Laurent, French footballer (scored the first ever FIFA World Cup goal), born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France (d. 2005)
  • 1908 Arnold van Ruler, Dutch theologist, born in Apeldoorn, Netherlands (d. 1970)
  • 1908 Olivier Messiaen, French composer (L'Ame en Bourgeon), born in Avignon, France (d. 1992)
  • 1910 Jill Summers, British actress (Agatha Coronation Street), born in Lancashire, England (d. 1997)
  • 1911 Chet Huntley, American newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report), born in Cardwell, Montana (d. 1974)
  • 1912 Philip Hart, American lawyer and politician (U.S. Senator from Michigan), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • 1913 Morton Gould, American prolific composer (Verdun), born in Richmond Hill, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Harry Locke, British actor (Passport to Pimlico, Town on Trial), born in London, England (d. 1987)
  • 1914 Dorothy Lamour [Mary Kaumeyer], American actress and singer (Road to Bali, My Favorite Brunette), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • 1917 Sultan Yahya Petra, 6th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia (1975-79), born in Kota Bharu, Kelantan (d. 1979)
  • 1918 Anne Gwynne [Marguerite Gwynne Trice], American model and actress (Ride 'em Cowboy, House of Frankenstein), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2003)
  • 1918 Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (considered as the father of Russian ice hockey), born in Moscow (d. 1995)
  • 1919 Sven-Eric Emanuel Johanson, Swedish composer, born in Västervik, Sweden (d. 1997)
  • 1919 Alexander Courage, American composer of original Star Trek theme, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1920 Ragnhild Hveger, Danish 200m swimmer (Olympic silver 1936), born in Cyborg, Denmark (d. 2011)
  • 1920 Clarice Lispector, Ukrainian-Brazilian writer (Laços de Família), born in Chechelnyk, Ukrainian People's Republic (d. 1977)
  • 1920 Stanko Todorov, Bulgarian communist politician, Prime Minister of Bulgaria (1971-81), born in Klenovik (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Allen Dwight Sapp, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1923 Abelardo Quinteros, Chilean composer, born in Valparaiso, Chile
  • 1923 Harold Gould, American character actor (The Sting, The Golden Girls, Rhoda, Big Bus), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1923 Jorge Semprún, Spanish-French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2011)
  • 1925 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985), born in Spokane, Washington, (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Jean Byron [Imogene Audette Burkhart], American actress (The Patty Duke Show), born in Paducah, Kentucky (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Guitar Slim [Eddie Jones], blues guitarist ("The Things That I Used to Do"), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 1959)
  • 1926 Harry Fowler, British actor (Great: Isambard Kingdom Brunel), born in Lambeth, London (d. 2012)
  • 1928 John Colicos, Canadian actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1928 Dan Blocker, American actor (Tiny-Cimarron City, Hoss-Bonanza), born in DeKalb, Bowie County, Texas (d. 1972)
  • 1928 Barbara Nichols, American actress (Dear Heart, Disorderly Orderly), born in Queens, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1930 Clayton K Yeutter, American trade negotiator and Republican National chairman, born in Eustis, Nebraska (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K, born in Scotland (d. 2003)
  • 1933 Grenville Alabaster, New Zealand cricketer (NZ tourist to Aust 1973-74), born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 1933 Mako, Japanese-American actor (The Sand Pebbles), born in Kobe, Hyōgo, Empire of Japan (d. 2006)
  • 1933 Larry Morris, NFL Linebacker (NFL 1960s All-Decade Team), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • 1934 Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist (Nobel 1975), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1935 Terry Allcock, English footballer (Norwich City), born in Leeds, England
  • 1937 Don Bies, American PGA golfer (1975 Sammy Davis Jr), born in Cottonwood, Idaho
  • 1937 Don Sebesky, American orchestra leader (Jimmy Dean Show), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 1938 Yuri Temirkanov, Russian conductor (Kirov), born in Nalchik, Russia
  • 1939 Barry Cunliffe, English archaeologist and university professor, born in Portsmouth, England
  • 1940 William Fred Dempster, crew member (Biosphere 2), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1941 Fionnula Flanagan, Irish actress (Rich Man Poor Man), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1941 Jeff Jones, Welsh cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler in 60's), born in Dafen, Carmarthenshire, Wales

  • 1941 Peter Michael Goetz, American actor (Jumping Jack Flash, King Kong Lives), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1941 Tommy Kirk, American actor (Old Yeller), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1941 Tommy Rettig, American actor (Jeff's Collie, Lassie), born in Queens, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1941 Chad Stuart, English rock vocalist and guitarist (Chad & Jeremy), born in Windermere, Cumberland, England
  • 1941 Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor, born in Kawasaki (d. 1985)
  • 1942 Beer Bossu [Berend Frederik Gertenbach], Dutch actor and vocalist (Pub Chantant), born in Amsterdam
  • 1942 Ralph Tavares, American musician (Tavares), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1942 Peter Sarstedt, British musician (Where do you go to my lovely), born Delhi, India (d. 2017)
  • 1943 Jessica Cleaves, American singer and songwriter (The Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • 1943 Theodore Wilson, American actor (That's My Mama, Sanford Arms), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Tisha Sterling, American actress (Coogan's Bluff), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1945 Eric Boom, Dutch guitarist and producer
  • 1946 Ace Kefford, English bassist (The Move), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1946 Gloria Loring, American actress and singer (Days of our Life), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Walter Orange, American rocker (Commodores-Too Hot to Trot), born in Florida
  • 1946 Thomas Lux, American poet (Split Horizon), born in Northampton, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Zinaida Voronina, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 4 medals including 1 gold), born in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1947 Douglas Kenney, American humorist (co-founded the magazine National Lampoon), born in West Palm Beach, Florida (d. 1980)
  • 1947 Rəsul Quliyev, Azerbaijani politician, born in Qazanci, Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan
  • 1948 Abu Abbas [Muhammad Zaidan], Palestinian founder of the Palestine Liberation Front (PLO), born in Yarmouk Camp (d. 2004)
  • 1950 Simon Owen, New Zealand golfer, born in Wanganui, New Zealand
  • 1951 Johnny Rodriquez, American actor (Nashville Girl, La Bamba Party)
  • 1951 Ellen Nikolaysen, Norwegian singer
  • 1952 Susan Hallock Dey, Ill, actress (1st Love, Partridge Family, LA Law)
  • 1953 Jack Scalia, actor and director (Amore, Deadly Desire, Donor, T-Force)
  • 1953 Diane Schuur, American jazz singer (Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1954 Jack Hues, English musician
  • 1955 Jacquelyn Mitchard, American novelist
  • 1956 Michael VerMeulen, journalist
  • 1957 Paul Hardcastle, British composer and musician (Don't Waste My Time, Just for Money), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1957 Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor, (d. 2012)
  • 1957 Prem Rawat, known also as Guru Maharaj Ji and Maharaji, American Indian spiritual leader and speaker
  • 1958 John J York, actor (Mac Scorpio-General Hospital), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959 Burke Moses, American actor (Sean Baxter-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959 Mark Aguirre, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1960 Kenneth Branagh, Belfast, actor and director (High Season, Dead Again)
  • 1960 Paul Assenmacher, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1961 Mark McKoy, Canadian track star (world record 50m indoor)
  • 1961 Nia Peeples, [Vernia], dancer/host (Fame, Party Machine), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1962 John de Wolf, soccer player (Feyenoord)

  • 1963 Doug Henry, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1963 Gerald Sandel, soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1963 Michael Lofton, fencer-sabre (Olympics 1996), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1963 Robin White, tennis player (US Open doubles 1988), born in San Diego, California
  • 1964 Luis Polonia, Dominican MLB outfielder (NY Yanks, Orioles), born in Santiago City, Dominica Republic
  • 1964 Bobby Flay, American celebrity chef and restaurateur, born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Jennifer Wyatt, golfer (1992 Crestar-Farm Fresh), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1965 J Mascis, American musician
  • 1965 Stephanie Morgenstern, Canadian actress
  • 1966 Mel Rojas, MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Haina, Dominican Republic
  • 1966 Eric Naposki, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1966 Norberto Martin, infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1968 Rob Davis, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1969 Darren Berry, cricketer (Victorian wicket-keeper since 1989-90)
  • 1969 Nadim Khan, cricketer (brother of Moin Pakistani lefty spinner 1993)
  • 1969 Rob Blake, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, LA Kings), born in Simcoe, Ontario
  • 1969 Todd Furdyk, CFL tackle (BC Lions)
  • 1970 Bryant Stith, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1971 Amanda Hardy, Altona Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Carla Sacramento, Lisbon, 1.5k runner
  • 1971 Manjula Munasinghe, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI pace bowler)
  • 1971 Brian Nichols, American spree killer
  • 1972 Marcos di Palma, Argentine racing driver
  • 1972 Brian Molko, Belgian-born singer and songwriter (Placebo)
  • 1972 Dimitri Tikovoi, French-born record producer
  • 1973 Bernard Holsey, defensive tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Marcus Wall, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1973 Rusty LaRue, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1974 Meg White, American drummer (The White Stripes), born in Grosse Point Farms, Michigan
  • 1975 Josip Skoko, Australian footballer
  • 1977 Emmanuelle Chriqui, Canadian actress
  • 1978 Brandon Novak, American skateboarder
  • 1978 Summer Phoenix, American actress
  • 1978 Donna Williams, co-founder of Neopets
  • 1979 Matt Bentley, American professional wrestler
  • 1980 Sarah Chang, Korean-American classical violinist child prodigy, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1980 Ledley King, English footballer
  • 1980 Massari, Lebanese-born Canadian singer
  • 1981 Fábio Rochemback, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981 Ryan Pini, Papua New Guinea swimmer
  • 1981 Taufik Batisah, Singaporean singer
  • 1982 Tim Deegan, Canadian MuchMusic VJ
  • 1982 Shilpa Anand, Indian film and television actress
  • 1983 Patrick Flueger, American actor
  • 1983 Habib Mohamed, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1983 Katrin Siska, Estonian singer
  • 1983 Zé Kalanga, Angolan footballer
  • 1984 Jayson Paul, American professional wrestler
  • 1985 T. J. Hensick, American ice hockey player