Famous Birthdays on January 10

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 226

  • 1480 Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands, born in City of Brussels, Belgium (d. 1530)
  • 1502 Hendrik Niclaes, German mystic & founder of Christian sect "Familia Caritatis", born in Münster, Germany (d. 1570)
  • 1538 Louis of Nassau, Dutch general, born in Dillenburg, Germany (d. 1574)
  • 1573 Simon Marius, German astronomer, born in Gunzenhausen, Germany (d. 1624)
  • 1607 Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary & martyr, born in Orléans, France (d. 1646)
  • 1628 Jan Theunisz Blanckerhoff [Jan Maet], Dutch painter, born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1669)
  • 1638 Nicolas Steno, Danish scientist & bishop, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1686)
  • 1644 Louis Boufflers, French soldier & marshal of France, born in Crillon, Oise, France (d. 1711)
  • 1654 Joshua Barnes, English scholar, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1712)
  • 1683 Gasparo Visconti, Italian composer & violinist, born in Cremona, Italy (d. ~1713)
  • 1701 Johann Caspar Simon, German organist & composer, born in Schmalkalden, Germany (d. 1776)
  • 1702 Johannes Zick, German fresco painter, born in Lachen, Germany (d. 1762)
  • 1715 Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian, born in Leuna, Germany (d. 1775)

Person of interestEthan Allen

1738 Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary War patriot (lead the Green Mountain Boys), born in Litchfield, Connecticut (d. 1789)

American Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan Allen
American Revolutionary War Patriot
Ethan Allen
  • 1747 Abraham Louis-Breguet, French clock maker, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (d. 1823)
  • 1750 Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine, British Lord Chancellor, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom (d. 1823)

  • 1760 Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, German composer & conductor, born in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany (d. 1802)
  • 1766 Louis Massonneau, German composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1848)
  • 1768 James Varicick, founder and first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1827)
  • 1769 Michel Ney, French marshal (Waterloo), born in Saarlouis, Germany (d. 1815)
  • 1780 Heinrich Lichtenstein, German physician & explorer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1857)
  • 1797 Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer & composer, born in Havixbeck, Germany (d. 1848)
  • 1800 Lars Levi Laestadius, Swedish botanist & founder of Laestadianism, born in Jäckvik, Arjeplog, Sweden (d. 1861)
  • 1810 Jeremiah S. Black, American statesman & lawyer, born in Stony Creek, Pennsylvania (d. 1883)
  • 1812 Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect & educator, born in Torgau, Germany (d. 1881)
  • 1814 Aubrey de Vere, Irish poet & critic (Victorian Observer), born in Toreen, Republic of Ireland (d. 1902)
  • 1815 Alexander Brydie Dyer, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1874)
  • 1815 Thomas Williams, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York (d. 1862)
  • 1825 Alexander Travis Hawthorn, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Conecuh County, Alabama (d. 1899)
  • 1828 Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate, born in Ostbevern, Germany (d. 1892)
  • 1834 John Dalberg, Baron Acton, English historian & historian (“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1902)
  • 1836 Charles Ingalls, father of American author Laura Ingalls Wilder, born in Cuba, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1840 Louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal, born in Lévis, Canada (d. 1925)
  • 1841 George Melville, American polar explorer & naval engineer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1912)

Person of interestFrank James

1843 Frank James, American outlaw (member of the James-Younger gang), born in Clay County, Missouri (d. 1915)

Outlaw Frank James
Outlaw
Frank James
  • 1850 John Wellborn Root, American architect, born in Lumpkin, Georgia (d. 1891)
  • 1854 Heinrich Köselitz [Peter Gast], German composer, born in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany (d. 1918)
  • 1855 Peter J Blok, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch People)
  • 1858 Heinrich Zille, German illustrator and photographer, born in Radeburg, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1864 George Washington Carver, African-American agricultural scientist (studied the peanut), born in Diamond Grove, Missouri [or Jul 12] (d. 1943)
  • 1864 Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, son of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1931)

  • 1865 Mary Ingalls, sister of American author Laura Ingalls Wilder, born in Pepin County, Wisconsin (d. 1928)
  • 1871 Enrica Freiin von Handel-Manzetti, Austrian poet & writer (Jesse & Maria), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1955)
  • 1873 Jack O'Neill, Irish-born baseball player, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1935)
  • 1873 George Orton, Canadian athlete, born in Strathroy-Caradoc, Canada (d. 1958)
  • 1876 Jan Eisenloeffel, Dutch goldsmith, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1957)
  • 1877 Frederick Gardner Cottrell, American inventor (electrostatic precipitator), born in Oakland, California (d. 1948)
  • 1880 Eduard M Meijers, Dutch lawyer (Short Cause)
  • 1880 Frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister & mayor of Antwerp, born in Roosdaal, Belgium (d. 1961)
  • 1880 Grock [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown and circus director, born in Loveresse, Canton of Bern (d. 1959)

Person of interestManuel Azaña

1880 Manuel Azaña, Prime Minister of Spain (1931-33) and 2nd President of the Spanish Republic (1936-39), born in Alcalá de Henares, Spain (d. 1940)

President of the Spanish Republic Manuel Azaña
President of the Spanish Republic
Manuel Azaña
  • 1882 Charles Trowbridge, Mexican-American actor (Fatal Hour), born in Veracruz, Mexico (d. 1967)
  • 1883 Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj), born in Pugachyov, Russia (d. 1945)
  • 1883 Florence Reed, American silent film actress (Dancing Girl), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1883 Francis X. Bushman, American silent film actor (Sabrina, Ben-Hur), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1966)
  • 1884 James Philip Dunn, American composer, born in New York (d. 1936)
  • 1886 Jose Antonio de Donostia, Basque musicologist & composer, born in Donostia/San Sebastián, Spain (d. 1956)
  • 1887 Robinson Jeffers, American poet & playwright (Tamar & Other Poems, Medea), born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (d. 1962)
  • 1888 Emile van Bosch, Belgian-Dutch opera singer (Fair Folks), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1940)
  • 1890 Douglas MacLean, American silent film comedian/producer (Going Up), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1890 Ernest Milton, American actor (Cat Girl, Fiddler's Three), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1974)
  • 1890 Grigory Landsberg, Soviet physicist, born in Vologda, Russia (d. 1957)
  • 1890 Arthur O'Hara Wood, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1913), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1918)
  • 1891 Jos Speybrouck, Belgian drawer, born in Kortrijk, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1892 Dumas Malone, American historian (Jefferson & His Time), born in Coldwater, Mississippi (d. 1986)
  • 1893 Albert Jacka, Australian soldier, first Australian World War I Victoria Cross winner (d. 1932)
  • 1894 Reginald Denham, English writer & director (Obsession, The Bad Seed), born in London, England (d. 1983)
  • 1897 Albert Moeschinger, Swiss composer, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1985)
  • 1901 Pauline Starke, American actress (Dante's Inferno, Dance Magic), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • 1903 Barbara Hepworth, British abstract sculptor & actress (Rescued by Rover), born in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1975)
  • 1903 Jean Morel, French-born American conductor, born in Abbeville, France (d. 1975)
  • 1903 Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler, born in Kuressaare, Estonia (d. 1997)
  • 1903 Violet Wilkey, American actress, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1976)
  • 1904 Jesus Garcia Leoz, Spanish composer, born in Olite, Spain (d. 1953)
  • 1904 Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (Wizard of Oz), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • 1908 Bernard Lee, British actor (M in James Bond movies, Fallen Idol, Dr No), born in London, England (d. 1981)

Person of interestPaul Henreid

1908 Paul Henreid, Austrian-American actor (Casablanca, Now, Voyager), born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1992)

  • 1909 Rudolf Kubin, Czech cellist, born in Ostrava, Czech Republic (d. 1973)
  • 1910 Jean Martinon, French conductor & composer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1976)
  • 1911 Tjalie Robinson [Jan Boon], Dutch East Indies writer and journalist (Tong Tong), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1974)
  • 1912 Maria Mandel, Camp leader at Auschwitz, born in Münzkirchen, Austria (d. 1948)
  • 1913 Gustav Husak, Slovak politician & president of Czechoslavakia (1975-89), born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 1991)
  • 1913 Haywood Frank Henry, American jazz baritone saxophonist, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Mehmet Shehu, Albanian politician, born in Çorrush, Albania (d. 1981)
  • 1914 Claude Gallimard, French publisher (d. 1991)
  • 1914 Polly Rowles, American actress (Sweet Liberty, Jamie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1914 Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan, born in Fenghua District, China (d. 2000)
  • 1915 Dean Dixon, American conductor, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1916 Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist & Nobel laureate, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Wilcox, Canada (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Jerry Wexler, American music producer who coined the term "rhythm and blues" (Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1918 Arthur Chung, President of Guyana, born in Windsor Great Park, United Kingdom (d. 2008)
  • 1920 Georges Marchal, French actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way, La mort en ce jardin), born in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France (d. 1997)
  • 1920 Max Patkin, American baseball player & clown, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Rodger Ward, American aviator & race car driver, born in Beloit, Kansas (d. 2004)
  • 1923 Ingeborg Drewitz, German writer & academic, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1924 Ludmilla Chiraeff, ballet dancer
  • 1924 Maxwell Roach, American jazz drummer, born in Newland, North Carolina
  • 1926 Musallam Bseiso, Palestinian journalist, thinker, and politician, born in Beit She'an, Israel (d. 2017)
  • 1927 Gisele MacKenzie [LaFlèche], Canadian singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Johnnie Ray, American pop singer (Cry), born in Dallas, Oregon (d. 1990)
  • 1927 Lee Philips, American actor and director (Peyton Place, Ellery Queen), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1927 Otto Stich, Swiss politician, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Donald Brooks, American fashion designer (Emmy 1983), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • 1928 Wallace Berry, Canadian-American composer (d. 1991)
  • 1928 Philip Levine, American poet, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1929 Derek Hammond-Stroud, English operatic baritone, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues singer
  • 1930 Roy E. Disney, American film executive & CEO of Disney, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
  • 1931 Alex Boraine, South Africa politician, born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1931 Ron Galella, American celebrity photographer (sued by Jackie O), born in New York City, New York

  • 1931 Peter Barnes, English writer, born in Manchester, United Kingdom (d. 2004)
  • 1932 Elaine Devry, American actress, born in Compton, California
  • 1933 Akira Miyoshi, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Len Coldwell, English cricket player (England medium-fast bowler in 7 Tests 1962-64), born in Newton Abbot, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • 1934 Leonid Kravchuk, Ukrainian politician, born in Wołyń Voivodeship, Poland
  • 1935 Georg Katzer, German composer, born in Bystrzyca Kłodzka, Poland
  • 1935 Sherrill Milnes, American operatic baritone, born in Downers Grove, Illinois
  • 1935 Ronnie Hawkins, American musician, born in Huntsville, Arkansas
  • 1935 Eddy Clearwater [Edward Harrington], American blues musician (West Side Strut), born in Macon, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • 1936 Burnum Burnum, Australian Aboriginal activist, actor, author and dreamer, born in Dignams Creek, Australia (d. 1997)

Person of interestStephen E. Ambrose

1936 Stephen E. Ambrose, American historian (Band of Brothers), born in Lovington, Illinois (d. 2002)

  • 1936 Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist & radio astronomer (1978 Nobel laureate), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1936 Al Goldstein, American publisher & pornographer, born in Williamsburg, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1937 Thomas Penfield Jackson, American judge, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2013)

Person of interestFrank Mahovlich

1938 Frank Mahovlich, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing, politician (6-time Stanley Cup winner, born in Timmins, Ontario

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 1938 Ivan Twigden, English contractor/multi-millionaire (Twigden PLC)
  • 1938 Willie McCovey, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (6-time All Star), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • 1938 Donald Knuth, American mathematician & computer scientist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1939 Bill Toomey, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1968), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1939 Sal Mineo, American actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Jared Carter, American poet, born in Elwood, Indiana
  • 1939 David Horowitz, American author & political commentator, born in New York City, New York
  • 1939 William Levy, American writer
  • 1939 Scott McKenzie, American singer (San Francisco), born in Jacksonville Beach, Florida (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Harry Gant, American race car driver, born in Taylorsville, North Carolina
  • 1940 Ntare VI of Ankole, Omugabe of Nkole
  • 1940 Guy Chevrette, Quebec politician, born in Québec, Canada
  • 1942 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1942 Jack Regan, broadcaster
  • 1942 Jim Croce, American rock vocalist (Time in a Bottle), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • 1942 Walter Hill, American film director (48 Hours, Extreme Prejudice), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1944 Frank Sinatra Jr., American singer & bandleader (Golddigers), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1944 William Sanderson, American actor (Newhart, Blade Runner, True Blood), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1944 Rory Byrne, South African engineer & car designer, born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1944 Bernard Derome, Canadian broadcaster (Le Téléjournal), born in Montreal, Canada

Person of interestRod Stewart

1945 Rod Stewart, British singer (Maggie Mae, Do You Think I'm Sexy), born in London, England

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart
  • 1945 Colonel DeBeers [Edward Wiskoski], American professional wrestler, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri
  • 1946 Alexis Nihon Jr, Canadian-born wrestler (Olympics 1968), born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1946 Aynsley Dunbar, English drummer (Journey, Jefferson Starship), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1946 Bob Lang, English bassist (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders)

  • 1947 George Alec Effinger, American sci-fi author (Nick of Time), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • 1947 Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac Shakur, Black Panther Party member, born in Lumberton, North Carolina (d. 2016)

Person of interestDonald Fagen

1948 Donald Fagen, American rock vocalist & keyboardist (Steely Dan), born in Passaic, New Jersey

Singer Donald Fagen
Singer
Donald Fagen
  • 1948 Mischa Maisky, Latvian cellist, born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1948 Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist, born in Saint-Julien-de-Civry, France

Person of interestGeorge Foreman

1949 George Foreman, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1973-74, 95), born in Marshall, Texas

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1949 Teresa Graves, American actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1949 Walter S Browne, Australian-born American chess Grandmaster (1974-78, 1980-84), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2015)
  • 1949 James Lapine, American stage director, born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • 1951 Kathleen Bradley, American model (Price is Right), born in Girard, Ohio
  • 1952 Scott Thurston, American guitarist & keyboardist (Motels-Only the Lonely), born in Medford, Oregon
  • 1953 Bobby Rahal, American racing car driver & team owner (over 15 wins), born in Medina, Ohio
  • 1953 Pat Benatar [Andrezejewski], American singer (Hell Is for Children), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955 Luci Martin, American vocalist (Chic)
  • 1955 Michael Schenker, German rock guitarist (MSG-Coming on Strong, Scorpions), born in Sarstedt, Germany
  • 1956 Don Letts, British film director & musician (Big Audio Dynamite), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1956 Shawn Colvin, American country folk singer-songwriter (Sunny Came Home), born in Vermillion, South Dakota
  • 1956 Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spanish writer (Royal Spanish Academy), born in Úbeda, Jaén, Spain
  • 1957 Greg Walden, U.S. Congressman from Oregon, born in The Dalles, Oregon
  • 1958 Anatoly Pisarenko, Soviet weightlifter, born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1959 Chandra Cheesborough, American 4x100 runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1959 Kirk & Curtwood, American musician (Meat Puppets), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1959 Fran Walsh, New Zealand screenwriter, born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1960 Benoît Pelletier, Canadian politician, born in Quebec City, Canada
  • 1960 Samira Said, Moroccan singer, born in Rabat, Morocco
  • 1961 Evan Handler, American actor (Dear Mr Wonderful), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Janet Jones, American actress (American Anthem, Flamingo Kid), born in Bridgeton, Missouri
  • 1961 Nadja Salerni-Sonnenberg, Italian concert violinist, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1962 Jim Lindeman, American baseball outfielder (NY Mets), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1962 Michael Fortier, Canadian politician
  • 1963 Mark Pryor, American politician, born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 1964 Karen Josephson, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1964 Krista Tesreau, American actress (Tina-OLTL, Silk Stalkings), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1964 Sarah Josephson, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1964 Brad Roberts, Canadian singer (Crash Test Dummies), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1965 James Washington, American NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Wash Redskins), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1965 Nathan Moore, English musician (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret), born in Stamford Hill, London
  • 1965 Butch Hartman, American animator, born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • 1966 Steve Kramer, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1967 Micky Michelle, [Ingrid Hankers], Dutch dancer (Josephine, Sound of Motown)
  • 1967 Trini Alvarado, American actress (Frighteners), born in New York City, New York
  • 1967 Johan Laats, Belgian judoka, born in Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1968 Lyle Menendez, American author accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers), born in New York City, New York
  • 1968 Malcolm Showell, WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1969 Juanita Clayton, Manitou Manitoba, softball catcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Cameron MacKenzie, Australian 100m/200m/400m (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Deon Figures, American NFL cornerback/PR (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Bellflower, California
  • 1970 Marcus Bagwell, American professional wrestler, born in Marietta, Georgia
  • 1971 Sergi Bruguera, Italian tennis star, born in Barcelona, Spain