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Famous Birthdays on June 10

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 230

  • 1213 Fakhr-al-Din Iraqi, Persian philosopher, born in Hamedan, Iran (d. 1289)
  • 1613 Johann Georg II, Elector of Saxony (1656-80), born in Dresden (d. 1680)
  • 1630 Willem van Bemmel, Dutch painter and etcher, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1708)
  • 1632 Esprit Fléchier, French writer and Bishop of Nîmes, born in Pernes-les-Fontaines, France (d. 1710)
  • 1637 Jacques Marquette, French Jesuit missionary explorer (Chicago), born in Laon, France (d. 1675)
  • 1657 James Cragg the Elder, British politician (d. 1721)
  • 1688 James Francis Edward Stuart "The old Pretender", Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland after the death of his father James II, born in St. James's Palace, London, Kingdom of England (d. 1766)
  • 1710 James Short, Scottish mathematician and manufacturer of telescopes, born in Edinburgh (d. 1768)
  • 1713 Princess Caroline Elizabeth of Great Britain, fourth child and third daughter of King George II of Great Britain and his wife Caroline of Ansbach, born in Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover (d. 1757)
  • 1735 John Morgan, American physician-in-chief of Continental Army and co-founder of the Medical College at the University of Pennsylvania, the first medical school in Colonial America, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1789)
  • 1753 William Eustis, 12th Governor of Massachusetts (1823-25), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay, British America (d. 1825)
  • 1781 Giovanni Battista Polledro, Italian composer, born in Piovà Massaia, Italy (d. 1853)
  • 1782 Amable-Guillaume-Prosper Brugière, French politician and historian, born in Riom, Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 1866)
  • 1790 Joseph Daussoigne-Méhul, French composer, born in Givet, France (d. 1875)
  • 1803 Henry Darcy, French hydraulic engineer (Darcy's Law), born in Dijon, France (d. 1858)
  • 1804 Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist, born in Altenburg, Germany (d. 1884)

  • 1808 Friedrich Kaiser, Dutch astronomer (Kaiser compass-card), born in Amsterdam (d. 1872)
  • 1819 Gustave Courbet, French realist painter (Demoiselles the la Seine), born in Ornans, Doubs, Kingdom of France (d. 1877)
  • 1822 John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (Astor Estate holdings), born in New York (d. 1890)
  • 1825 Sondre Norheim, Norwegian skier and pioneer of modern skiing, born in Øverbø, Norway (d. 1897)
  • 1825 Princess Hildegard of Bavaria, seventh child and fourth daughter of Ludwig I of Bavaria and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, born in Würzburg, Bavaria (d. 1864)
  • 1831 W. A. Remy [Wilhelm Mayer], Austro-Bohemian composer, born in Prague (d. 1898)
  • 1832 Edwin Arnold, English writer (The Light of Asia), born in Gravesend, Kent (d. 1904)
  • 1832 Nikolaus Otto, German engineer (gas motor, otto motor), born in Holzhausen an der Haide, Nassau (d. 1891)
  • 1834 Hendrik Pierson, Dutch theologist (H Pierson Foundation), born in Amsterdam (d. 1923)
  • 1835 Constant A Serrure, Flemish historian
  • 1835 Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany, born in Florence (d. 1908)
  • 1835 Rebecca Latimer Felton, American writer and politician (first woman to serve as U.S. Senator (Georgia)), born in Decatur, Georgia (d. 1930)
  • 1836 Yamaoka Tesshū, Japanese swordsman and master of kendo, born in Tokyo (d. 1888)
  • 1838 Meyer van Beem, Dutch actor (Mottige Janus, Black Venus), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1924)
  • 1839 Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg, Danish politician (Council President of Denmark), born in Hochberg (now Remseck am Neckar), Württemberg (d. 1912)
  • 1840 Thomas F. Toon, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Columbus County, North Carolina (d. 1902)
  • 1840 Theodor Philipsen, Danish painter, born in Copenhagen (d. 1920)
  • 1843 Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1900)
  • 1844 Albert Neuhuys, Dutch painter of peasant families (Laren School), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1914)
  • 1844 Carl Hagenbeck, German animal trainer (Von Tieren und Menschen), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1913)
  • 1859 Jacques Perk, Dutch poet (Iris, Wood Song), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1881)
  • 1861 Joseph Cuypers, Dutch architect (St Bavo, Haarlem), born in Roermond, the Netherlands (d. 1949)
  • 1861 Pierre Duhem, French naturalist, philosopher and historian, born in Paris (d. 1916)
  • 1862 Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress and writer (Rocky Mountain Mystery, The Heart of Maryland), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1937)
  • 1863 Louis Couperus, Dutch poet and writer (Eline Vere), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1923)

  • 1865 Frederick Cook, American explorer, claimed to have 1st discovered North Pole, born in Callicoon, New York (d. 1940)
  • 1869 Gustave Vanzype, Belgian literary (La Gazette), born in Brussels (d. 1955)
  • 1879 Benjamin Lambord, American composer, born in Portland, Maine (d. 1915)
  • 1880 Margit Kaffka, Hungarian writer (Colors and Years), born in Nagykároly (d. 1918)
  • 1882 Neville Henderson, British diplomat and Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Nazi Germany (1937-39), born in Sedgwick, Sussex, England (d. 1942)
  • 1884 Leone Sextus Tollemache, British Army captain who was incorrectly alleged to have the longest English surname on record (Leone Sextus Denys Oswolf Fraudatifilius Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet Tollemache-Tollemache), born in Lincolnshire, England (d. 1917)
  • 1886 Emile van Dievoet, Flemish lawyer, born in Sint-Katherina-Lombeek, Belgium (d. 1987)
  • 1888 Leo Weismantel, German writer (Der Reiter der Apocalypse), born in Obersinn, Germany (d. 1964)
  • 1889 Cliff Clark, American actor (Kid Glove Killer, Golden Hoofs, Vigilante Hideout), born in NYC, New York (d. 1953)
  • 1890 Paul J M Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author
  • 1890 Powell Weaver, American composer, born in Clearfield, Pennsylvania (d. 1951)
  • 1890 Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Hell to Eternity), born in Minamibōsō, Chiba, Japan (d. 1973)
  • 1891 Al Dubin, Swiss-American songwriter (Tiptoe Thru the Tulips), born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1945)
  • 1893 Franz Andre, Belgian conductor, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 1894 Pavel Bořkovec, Czech composer (Stmivani, [Twilight]), born in Prague (d. 1972)
  • 1895 Immanuel Velikovsky, Russian writer (Worlds in Collision), born in Vitebsk, Russian Empire (d. 1979)

Person of interestHattie McDaniel

1895 Hattie McDaniel, 1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Mammy-Gone With The Wind), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1952)

  • 1898 Virginia Valli [McSweeney], American actress (Pleasure Garden), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1968)
  • 1899 Raoul Salan, French Army general and leader of OAS; Secret Army Organization (Algeria), born in Roquecourbe, France (d. 1984)
  • 1900 Henri Bruning, Dutch poet and literary, born in Amsterdam (d. 1983)
  • 1901 Frederick Loewe [Friedrich Löwe], Austrian-born American composer (My Fair Lady, Camelot), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Gaston Brenta, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1969)
  • 1903 Clyde Beatty, American animal trainer and actor (Africa Screams, The Big Cage), born in Bainbridge, Ross County, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • 1903 Theo Lingen, German director and actor (M, Charm of La Boheme), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1906 Janos Viski, Hungarian composer, born in Kolozsvár (d. 1961)
  • 1907 Fairfield Porter, American painter, born in Winnetka, Illinois (d. 1975)
  • 1908 Brinsley Ford, British art historian and CEO (National Art Collections Fund), born in Petworth, Sussex, England (d. 1999)
  • 1909 Erwin Dressel, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1972)
  • 1910 Howlin' Wolf [Chester Arthur Burnett], American blues musician (Smokestack Lightnin', Killing Floor), born in White Station, Mississippi (d. 1976)
  • 1910 Frank Demaree, American MLB outfielder (2-time All Star), born in Winters, California (d. 1958)
  • 1910 Robert Still, English composer, born in London (d. 1971)
  • 1911 C. P. "Chilla" Christ, Australian cricketer (Qld spinner late 30's), born in Milton, Brisbane (d. 1998)
  • 1911 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1984)
  • 1911 Terence Rattigan, British playwright (Winslow Boy, Browning Version), born in London (d. 1977)
  • 1912 Leslie Brown, Bishop (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich)
  • 1912 William Gordon Harris, British civil engineer, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2005)
  • 1912 Jean Lesage, Canadian politician (19th Premier of Quebec), born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (d. 1980)
  • 1913 John Edmunds, American composer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Thor Johnson, American conductor (Cin Symph 1958), born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (d. 1975)
  • 1913 Tikhon Nikolayevich Khrennikov, Soviet composer and leader of the Union of Soviet Composers, born in Yelets, Russia (d. 2007)
  • 1913 Van Carlyle Wilton-Davies, archdeacon Emeritus (Oxford)
  • 1913 Wilbur J. Cohen, American pioneer of social security, worked on the New Deal, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1914 Polly Hill, Dr/anthropologist

Person of interestSaul Bellow

1915 Saul Bellow, Canadian-born American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976), born in Lachine, Quebec (d. 2005)

Novelist Saul Bellow
Novelist
Saul Bellow
  • 1915 Oscar Comras, drummer (namesake of Comras Mall in Bronx Park), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1916 Bill Waddington, British actor/comedian (Percy-Coronation Street)
  • 1917 William Barr, rector (Exeter College, Oxford)
  • 1918 Herbert "Barry" Morse, British-Canadian actor (The Fugitive, Space: 1999, Winds of War), born in Shoreditch, London (d. 2009)
  • 1919 Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (d. 2006)
  • 1919 Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian Negotiator and community leader (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Zbynek Vostrak, composer

Person of interestPrince Philip

1921 Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh and consort of Great Britain's Elizabeth II, born in Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip
  • 1921 Jean Robic, French cyclist (d. 1980)

Person of interestJudy Garland

1922 Judy Garland [Frances Gumm], American actress and singer (The Wizard of Oz), born in Minnesota (d. 1969)

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • 1922 Rose Mofford, American politician, 1st female Governor of Arizona (1988-1991), born in Globe, Arizona (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Bill Kerr, South African-born Australian actor (Hancock's Half Hour), born in Cape Town (d. 2014)
  • 1923 Robert Maxwell, [Jan Hoch], Czech, billionaire/CEO (NY Daily News)
  • 1925 Don Costa, American composer (Hello, Dolly!) and record producer (Sinatra and Strings, My Way), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • 1925 Nat Hentoff, columnist/novelist (Village Voice, The Cold Society)
  • 1926 June Haver [Stovenour], American actress (Dolly Sisters, Girl Next Door), born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Lionel Jeffries, British actor (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Camelot), born in Forest Hill, London (d. 2010)
  • 1926 Willem Oltmans, Dutch journalist (Outlawed, Free as a Bird)
  • 1927 Michael Walsh, major-general/director (Overseas Relations)
  • 1927 Lin Yang-kang, Chinese politician
  • 1927 Ladislao Kubala, Hungarian-born footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1927 Eugene Parker, American solar astrophysicist (Parker Space Probe named after him)
  • 1928 Asher Wallfish, journalist
  • 1928 Maurice Sendak, American author and illustrator (Where The Wild Things Are), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love, Schtonk), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1929 James "Jim" McDivitt, American Brigadier General and astronaut (Gemini 4, Apollo 9), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1929 Vasile Herman, composer
  • 1929 Ian McCahon Sinclair, Australian politician
  • 1929 Edward O Wilson, American sociobiologist, world’s leading authority on ants, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1931 João Gilberto, Brazilian singer and guitarist (Getz/Gilberto, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1965) born in Juazeiro, Bahia (d. 2019)
  • 1932 Gardner McKay, American actor and author (Adventures in Paradise, Pleasure Seekers, Boots & Saddles), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1932 George Burns, British TV host
  • 1932 J Bennett Johnston, (Sen-D-LA, 1972- )
  • 1932 Branko Lustig, film producer
  • 1933 F Lee Bailey, Waltham Mass, attorney (Sam Shepard case, OJ case)
  • 1933 Georgi Atanasov, Bulgarian Prime Minister
  • 1934 Nicolas Roussakis, American composer, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1994)
  • 1934 Paul Gibson, British high court judge
  • 1935 Tom Pendry, MP (Labour)
  • 1935 Elio Fiorucci, Italian fashion designer, born in Milan (d. 2015)
  • 1936 Graham Carleton Greene, British literary agent
  • 1937 Richard Foreman, American theatrical director (Daily Life), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Alexandra Stewart, actress (In Praise of Older Women), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1940 John William Stevens, jazz drummer
  • 1941 Harry Muskee, Dutch rock vocalist (Cuby & Blizzards)
  • 1941 Jurgen Prochnow, actor (Das Boot)
  • 1941 Shirley Owens Alston, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1941 Mickey Jones, American musician and actor (Home Improvement, Justified), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1942 Janet Vogel, rocker (Skyliners)
  • 1942 Preston Manning, Canadian politician
  • 1943 Jeff Greenfield, American media commentator (Firing Line, Nightline), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Simon Jenkins, editor (Times)
  • 1944 Rick Price, rocker (Move)
  • 1945 Martin Wesley-Smith, Australian composer, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1946 Mensje F van Keulen-van der Steen, Dutch writer (Bleeker's Summer)
  • 1947 Ken Singleton, baseball player (Orioles), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 1949 Kevin Corcoran, actor (Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • 1949 John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
  • 1951 Burglinde Pollak, German DR, pentathlete (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 1951 Dan Fouts, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1953 John Edwards, American politician and lawyer
  • 1954 Richard "Rich" Hall, American comedian, writer, and musician (Saturday Night Live, Fridays, Not Necessarily the News), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1955 Andrew Stevens, actor (Seduction, Boys in Company C, Fury), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1956 Georg Borwin, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  • 1956 E. V. V. Satyanarayana, Indian Telugu film director, screenwriter and producer, born in Dommeru Village, India (d. 2011)
  • 1957 Lindsay Hoyle, British politician

  • 1957 Hidetsugu Aneha, Japanese architect
  • 1959 Timothy Van Patten, American actor (White Shadow, Master), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959 Eliot Spitzer, American politician (Governor of New York 2007-8), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1959 Carlo Ancelotti, A.C. Milan coach
  • 1960 Balakrishna Nandamuri, Indian actor
  • 1961 Maxi Priest, [Max Elliott], Jamaican/English singer (Wild World)
  • 1961 Kim Deal, American musician (Pixies), (The Breeders)
  • 1961 Kelley Deal, American musician (The Breeders)
  • 1962 Brent Sutter, Viking, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1962 Duane Sutter, NHL player (NY Islander)
  • 1962 Gina Gershon, American actress
  • 1962 Akie Abe, current First Lady of Japan
  • 1963 Jeanne Tripplehorn, American actress
  • 1964 Vincent Perez, Swiss actor (The Crow-City of Angels), born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1964 Jimmy Chamberlin, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • 1964 Ben Daniels, British actor
  • 1965 Claudio Mezzadri, Swiss tennis star

Person of interestElizabeth Hurley

1965 Elizabeth Hurley, English actress (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Christabel) and model, born in Basingstoke, England

  • 1966 Doug McKeon, NJ, actor (Big Shamus Little Shamus, Centennial)
  • 1966 David Platt, English footballer
  • 1967 Human Beatbox, [Darren Robinson], rocker (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)
  • 1967 Emma Anderson, British guitarist and songwriter (Lush, Sing-Sing)
  • 1968 Kevin Donnalley, NFL guard/tackle (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1968 Susan Haskell, actress (Marty-One Life to Live, Strictly Business)

Person of interestBill Burr

1968 Bill Burr, American comedian and podcaster (F Is for Family, I'm Sorry You Feel That Way), born in Canton, Massachusetts

Comedian and Podcaster Bill Burr
Comedian and Podcaster
Bill Burr
  • 1968 Jimmy Shea, American skeleton racer
  • 1968 The D.O.C., American rapper
  • 1969 Tony McCoy, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969 Ronny Johnsen, Norwegian footballer
  • 1969 Kate Snow, American TV journalist
  • 1970 Laurel Korholz, La Jolla California, rower (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • 1970 Mike Doughty, American singer
  • 1971 DeWayne Dotson, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1971 Leanza Cornet, TV host (Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1971 Bobby Jindal, American politician; Louisiana Congressman, Governor
  • 1971 Joel Hailey, American singer
  • 1971 Bruno N'Gotty, French footballer
  • 1972 C J Richardson, NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 David Dunn, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • 1972 Pat Johnson, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1972 Radmila Šekerinska, Macedonian politician
  • 1972 Steven Fischer, American film producer and director, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1973 Brandon Sanders, safety (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Carl Kidd, NFL defensive back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973 Faith Evans, American singer
  • 1973 Pokey Reese, American baseball player
  • 1973 David Friedman, American child actor (Little House on the Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975 Henrik Pedersen, Danish footballer
  • 1975 Risto Jussilainen, Finnish ski jumper