On This Day

Famous Birthdays on March 10

  • 1415 Vasili II of Russia (d. 1462)

Person of interestFerdinand II of Aragon

1452 ferdinand ii, king of Aragon (1479-1516), King of Naples (1504-16), born in Sada Palace, Sos, Aragon (d. 1516)

King of Aragon Ferdinand II of Aragon
King of Aragon
Ferdinand II of Aragon
  • 1503 Ferdinand I, German emperor (1558-64)
  • 1538 Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk; executed by Queen Elizabeth (1572)
  • 1628 Constantine Huygens Jr, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist
  • 1628 Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician who founded the science of microscopic anatomy, born in Crevalcore, near Bologna, Papal States (d. 1694)
  • 1656 Adolf H van Rechteren, Dutch diplomat/politician
  • 1698 Gaetano Maria Schiassi, composer
  • 1709 Georg Steller, German naturalist (d. 1746)
  • 1713 Christian Friedrich Schale, composer
  • 1713 Raphael Weiss, German composer and priest, born in Wangen (d. 1779)
  • 1745 John Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (d. 1807)
  • 1748 John Playfair, Scotland, clergyman/geologist/mathematician
  • 1749 Lorenzo da Ponte [Emanuele Conegliano], Italian librettist (Don Giovanni), born in Ceneda, Republic of Venice (d. 1838)
  • 1755 Philipp Christoph Kayser, composer
  • 1769 Joseph Williamson, English philanthropist and tunnel builder (d. 1840)

  • 1771 Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian (Idea und Probe)
  • 1772 Friedrich von Schlegel, German romantic writer/critic (Lucinde)
  • 1776 Luise, Queen of Prussia/wife of Frederik Willem III
  • 1780 Juan Jose Landaeta, composer
  • 1787 William Etty, English painter (nudes)
  • 1788 Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet (Das Marmorbild)
  • 1809 William David Porter, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1864)
  • 1810 John McCloskey, 1st American cardinal and Archbishop of New York, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1885)
  • 1810 Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet (d. 1886)
  • 1812 Victor Tesch, Belgian lawyer/min of Justice
  • 1818 George Wythe Randolph, American Secretary of War for the Confederacy, born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1867)
  • 1822 Willem Roelofs, Dutch painter and lithographer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1897)
  • 1824 Thomas James Churchill, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1905)
  • 1832 William Henry Penrose, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1903)
  • 1839 Dudley Buck, organist and church composer, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1842 Ina Donna Coolbrith, American poet laureate of Calif
  • 1844 Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer (Spanish Dancer), born in Pamplona, Spain (d. 1908)
  • 1845 Alexander III A Romanov, Russian tsar (1881-94)
  • 1846 Edward Baker Lincoln, son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (d. 1850)

Person of interestKate Sheppard

1847 Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1934)

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Kate Sheppard

  • 1850 Mary Mills Patrick, American author and 1st President of Istanbul Woman's College, born in Canterbury, New Hampshire (d. 1940)
  • 1850 Spencer Gore, British tennis player (1st Wimbledon winner 1877), born in Wimbledon, England (d. 1906)
  • 1863 E J Ratcliffe [Edward], British stage and screen actor, born in London (d. 1948)
  • 1865 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/writer/sport-organizer

Person of interestLillian Wald

1867 Lillian Wald, American pioneering nurse and social activist who started American community nursing with the Henry Street Settlement in NYC, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1940)

Nurse and Social Activist Lillian Wald
Nurse and Social Activist
Lillian Wald
  • 1870 Alfred Kastner, composer
  • 1872 Felix Borowski, composer
  • 1873 Jakob Wassermann, German novelist (My Life as German & Jew)
  • 1875 Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, Russian pianist & composer (Contrapuntal Sketches), born in Kishinev, Russia (d. 1961)
  • 1877 David M Chumaceiro, Curacao, poet
  • 1878 Karel van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God at Sea)
  • 1880 Michael Jacobs, American boxing promoter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1881 Thomas Quinlan (impresario) (d. 1951)
  • 1884 Stuart Holmes, American actor (Life's Shop Window, Prisoner of Zenda), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)
  • 1885 Hans Luther, politician and German Chancellor (1925-6), born in Berlin (d. 1962)
  • 1887 Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Grandmaster of Ninjutsu (d. 1972)
  • 1888 Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (Academy Award, Going My Way), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1961)
  • 1888 Krsto Odak, Croatian composer, born in Siverić (d. 1965)
  • 1891 Sam Jaffe, American actor (Gunga Din, Dr Zorba), born in NYC, New York
  • 1891 Jacob van Gelderen, economist/sociologist/Dutch 2nd Chamber (SDAP)

Person of interestArthur Honegger

1892 Arthur Honegger, Swiss composer (King David, Pacific 231), born in Le Havre, France (d. 1955)

Composer Arthur Honegger
Arthur Honegger
  • 1892 Eva Turner, British soprano
  • 1892 Gregory La Cava, American director (d. 1952)
  • 1896 Harry Krimer, French actor (Napoleon, Les vagabonds magnifiques, La course du flambeau), born in Paris, France (d. 1991)
  • 1896 Nancy Cunard, British writer and activist, born in London (d. 1965)
  • 1898 Cyrus "Cy" Kendall, American actor (Tarzan's New York Adventure, Mysteries of Chinatown), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1953)
  • 1899 Finn Hoffding, composer
  • 1899 Robert Meier, German WW1 veteran, formerly Germany's oldest man. (d. 2007)
  • 1900 Sherman Billingsley, Enid Ok, talk show host (Stork Club)
  • 1903 Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke,, American jazz cornetist, considered one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s, born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1931)
  • 1905 Rene Bernier, Belgian composer, born in Saint-Gilles (d.1984)
  • 1905 Richard Haydn, British actor (The Sound of Music, Alice in Wonderland), born in Camberwell, London, England (d. 1985)
  • 1907 Robert de Roos, composer
  • 1908 Kristjan Palusalu, Estonia, heavyweight wrestler (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 1909 Gerard Croiset, Dutch paragnost
  • 1911 Warner Anderson, American actor (The Bubble, Destination Moon, Peyton Place), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1914 Chandler Harper, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1950), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 2004)
  • 1915 Harry Bertoia, Italian artist (d. 1978)
  • 1915 Sir Charles Groves, English conductor(d. 1992)
  • 1916 Manuel A "Manny" Greenhill, record producer
  • 1916 Pamela Mason [Ostrer], British actress, author and talk-show host (Lady Possessed), born in Rochford, England (d. 1996)
  • 1917 Frank Perconte, American sergeant from Easy Company during WWII.
  • 1918 Heywood Hale Broun, TV commentator and sports correspondent, born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1918 Günther Rall, German ace fighter pilot
  • 1919 Marion Hutton, American actress and singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 1987)
  • 1920 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, US country singer (Homer & Jethro)
  • 1920 Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (d. 1959)
  • 1921 Cecil "Cec" Linder, Polish-Canadian actor (Goldfinger, Quatermass and the Pit), born in Galicia, Poland (d. 1992)
  • 1921 Paul Coates, American columnist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922 Adam Kennedy, American actor, screenwriter, novelist ant painter (The Californians, Just Like Humphrey Bogart), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 1997)
  • 1925 Ed van der Elsken, movie photographer (Een liefdesgeschiedenis)
  • 1925 Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (d. 2005)
  • 1927 Claude Laydu, Belgian-born Swiss actor (Diary of a Country Priest), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2011)
  • 1927 Donn Trenner, orchestra leader (ABC's Nightlife), born in New Haven, Connecticut

  • 1927 Paul Wunderlich, German lithographer/painter/sculptor
  • 1927 Barbara Sinatra, American model and philanthropist, born in Bosworth, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1928 Arthur Milton, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's)

Person of interestJames Earl Ray

1928 James Earl Ray, American assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1998)

Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. James Earl Ray
Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr.
James Earl Ray
  • 1928 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), born in Campo de Criptana, Ciudad Real, Spain (d. 2013)
  • 1929 Pat Patrick, American auto racing team owner (Patrick Racing; Indianapolis 500 1973, 82, 89; Emerson Fittipaldi IndyCar title 1989), born in Kentucky (d. 2021)
  • 1930 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer
  • 1930 Sandor Iharos, athlete
  • 1931 Georges Dor, Quebec author, playwright, singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1932 Anatoliy Roschin, USSR, super heavyweight wrestler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1933 Bernadetta Matuszczak, Polish composer
  • 1934 Judith Jamison, artistic director (Alvin Ailey Dance Theater)
  • 1935 Graham Farmer, Australian rules footballer
  • 1935 Ivan Calin, Ribneta, Moldova, President and Prime Minister 1980-1990 (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Juda Bar-Norwegian, Israeli/Dutch mime/actor (King)
  • 1936 Sepp Blatter, Swiss ice hockey and football official
  • 1936 Alfredo Zitarrosa, Uruguayan Vocals and journalist (d. 1989)
  • 1937 Oscar Abrams, community organizer
  • 1937 Joe Viterelli, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1938 Ijaz Butt, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in 8 Tests 1958-60)
  • 1938 Marina Vlady, Clichy France, actress (Conjugal Bed, The Hunt)
  • 1938 Ron Mix, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1938 Norman Blake, American traditional stringed instrument artist and songwriter, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1938 Kazım Ayvaz, Turkish wrestler (Olympic gold lightweight 1964; World C'ship gold welterweight 1958; lightweight 1962), born in Rize, Turkey (d. 2020)
  • 1939 Irina Press, Soviet 80m hurdles runner and pentathlete (Olympic gold 1960, 64), born in Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 2004)

Person of interestChuck Norris

1940 Chuck Norris [Carlos Ray], American martial arts actor (Missing in Action), born in Ryan, Oklahoma

  • 1940 David Rabe, Dubuque Iowa, playwright (Streamers)
  • 1940 Dean Torrence, surf music singer (Jan & Dean-Little Old Lady), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940 Francis Schwartz, composer
  • 1940 Joe Bugel, American football coach (offensive line Washington Redskins 'Hogs', Super Bowl 1982, 87; Phoenix Cardinals, Oakland Raiders), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)

  • 1941 Daniel Kirkland Lentz, American composer, born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania
  • 1941 Piotr Warzecha, composer
  • 1941 George Smith, American Chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2018), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1943 Alfred Whitford 'Fred' Lerdahl, American composer (Arches), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1943 Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Body Talk, Star Trek), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 Stephen Montague, composer
  • 1943 Sandra Palmer, American golfer (Titleholders Championship 1972, US Open 1975), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1945 Katharine Houghton, actress (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1945 Birgitta Sellén, Swedish politician
  • 1945 Elizabeth Brumfiel [Elizabeth Stern], American feminist archaeologist, former president of the American Anthropological Association
  • 1946 Gaylord Birch, drummer (Reconstruction, Honey Dripper)
  • 1946 Hiroshi Fushida, Japanese racing driver
  • 1946 Mike Hollands, Australian animator

Person of interestKim Campbell

1947 [Avril] Kim Campbell, Canada's 1st female Prime Minister and 19th overall (1993), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

19th Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell
19th Prime Minister of Canada
Kim Campbell
  • 1947 Laurie Langenbach, Dutch author
  • 1947 Tom Scholz, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Boston-More Than a Feeling)
  • 1947 Paul Condon, Baron Condon, former Commissioner of The Metropolitan Police
  • 1947 Bob Greene, American journalist
  • 1948 Austin Carr, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1948 Ed Grundy, American rocker (Bloodrock)
  • 1950 Ted McKenna, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
  • 1952 Oupa J Gqozo, South African warden/army commandant (Ciskei)
  • 1952 Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe politician
  • 1953 Caroline H "Carolien" van de Berg, actress (Havinck)
  • 1953 Paul Haggis, Canadian film director
  • 1953 Ronnie Earl [Ronald Horvath], American blues guitarist (The Broadcasters), born in Queens, New York
  • 1955 Bunny DeBarge, rocker (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1955 Juliusz Machulski, Polish director/writer/actor (Do It Yourself)
  • 1955 Youssra, Egyptian actress and singer
  • 1955 Toshio Suzuki, Japanese racing driver

  • 1955 Gary Louris, American singer-songwriter and musician (Jayhawks), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1956 Janet Alex-Anderson, American golfer (US Open 1982), born in West Sunbury, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 Mitchell Lichtenstein, American actor; son of Roy Lichtenstein
  • 1957 Adolfo Horta, Camaguey Cuba, HW boxer (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1957 Shannon Lee Tweed, Canadian actress and Playboy playmate (Nov 1981, Playmate of the Year 1982), born in St Johns, Newfoundland

Person of interestOsama bin Laden

1957 Osama bin Laden, Islamic militant and founder of al-Qaeda, born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (d. 2011)

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • 1957 Matt Knudsen, American actor
  • 1958 Sharon Stone, American actress (Basic Instinct, Sliver, Casino), born in Meadville, Pennsylvania
  • 1960 Linda Jezek, California, backstroke swimmer (Pan Am Gold-1979)
  • 1960 Anne MacKenzie, journalist and broadcaster
  • 1961 Jesse Sapolu, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
  • 1961 Laurel B Clark, Ames Iowa, Lt cmdr USN/astronaut
  • 1961 Mitch Gaylord, American gymnast (Olympics 1984), actor (American Anthem), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1961 Bobby Petrino, American football coach
  • 1961 Pam Oliver, American sportscaster
  • 1962 Andre Waters, NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1962 Gary Clark, rocker (Danny Wilson-Mary's Prayer)
  • 1962 Seiko Matsuda, Japanese pop singer
  • 1963 Jasmine Guy, actress (Whitley-Different World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1963 John Cangelosi, outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963 Jeff Ament, American musician (Pearl Jam)
  • 1963 Rick Rubin, American record producer, co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, born in Long Beach, New York

Person of interestPrince Edward

1964 Prince Edward [Edward Anthony Richard Louis], Prince of Britain and son of Elizabeth II, born in Buckingham Palace, London

Earl of Wessex Prince Edward
Earl of Wessex
Prince Edward
  • 1964 Greg Campbell, Australian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests, 13 wickets; 12 ODIs), born in Launceston, Australia
  • 1964 Neneh Cherry, Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper (Money Love), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1964 David Faber, American television reporter
  • 1965 Rod Woodson, American NFL cornerback/kick returner (11 Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 2000, Baltimore Ravens), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1966 Edie Brickell, Mrs Paul Simon/rocker (& New Bohemians)
  • 1966 Michael Timlin, Midland TX, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1966 Stephen Mailer, American actor (Red Meat, League of Their Own, War & Love), born in NYC, New York

  • 1966 Gráinne Mulvey, Irish composer
  • 1967 Omer Tarin [Omer Salim Khan], Pakistani poet, scholar and activist, born in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 1968 Felice Arena, Australian children's author
  • 1968 Thio Li-ann, Singaporean law academic and Nominated Member of Parliament
  • 1969 Ricky Seagall, American actor and singer (The Partridge Family), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1969 Stephen Leaney, Australian golfer (US Open 2003 runner-up), born in Busselton, West Australia
  • 1969 Paget Brewster, American actress
  • 1970 Antonio Edwards, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1970 Matt Barlow, American singer (Iced Earth)
  • 1970 Peter Wright, Scottish darts player (PDC World Champion 2020), born in Livingston, Scotland
  • 1971 Morris Unutoa, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971 Shad Williams, pitcher (California Angels), born in Fresno, California
  • 1971 Steve Arnold, British racing driver

Person of interestJon Hamm

1971 Jon Hamm, American actor (Mad Men - Don Draper), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Actor Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
  • 1972 Takashi Fujii, Japanese television performer
  • 1972 Matt Kenseth, American race car driver
  • 1973 Eva Herzigova, Czech, model (Guess Jeans, Wonderbra), born in Litvinov, Czechoslovakia
  • 1973 Mauricio Taricco, Argentine footballer
  • 1973 Chris Sutton, English soccer striker, manager, broadcaster (1 cap; Blackburn Rovers, Celtic; BT Sport, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sport.), born in Nottingham, England