Famous Birthdays on May 10

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  • 1265 Emperor Fushimi of Japan (d. 1317)
  • 1536 Thomas Howard, 4th duke of Norfolk, English Earl Marshall
  • 1604 Jean Mairet, French dramatist (d. 1686)
  • 1697 Jean Marie I'aine Leclair, French composer and violinist, born in Lyon, France (d. 1764)
  • 1705 Gallus Zeiler, German composer, born in Kempten (d. 1755)
  • 1724 Johan A Zoutman, Dutch lt-admiral (battle of Doggersbank)
  • 1727 Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, French minister of Finance (17.. -76)
  • 1730 George Ross, US judge (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 1741 Johann Michael Schmidt, composer
  • 1746 Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (d. 1818)
  • 1754 Asmus Jakob Carstens, painter
  • 1760 Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French soldier, author and composer (La Marseillaise), born in Lons-le-Saunier, France (d. 1836)
  • 1760 Johann Peter Hebel, German writer (Allemannische Gedichte), born in Basel (d. 1826)
  • 1769 Jean Lannes, duc de Montebello, Marshal of France
  • 1770 Louis Nicholas Davout, French fieldmarshal (defeated Prussians)
  • 1775 Robert Gray, Sea Captain (d. 1806)

  • 1776 George Thomas Smart, composer
  • 1780 Peter Lichtenthal, composer
  • 1783 Niccola Benvenuti, composer
  • 1788 Augustin-Jean Fresnel, optics pioneer/physicist
  • 1788 Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, German queen (d. 1819)
  • 1795 Jacques-Nicolas-Augustin Thierry, historian
  • 1800 Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov, composer
  • 1810 James Shields, Irish-American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Altmore, County Tyrone, Ireland (d. 1879)
  • 1813 Montgomery Blair, American lawyer (Dred Scott V Sandford), born in Franklin County, Kentucky (d. 1883)
  • 1822 August Ritter von Pettenkofen, painter
  • 1823 John Sherman, MC (Union), (d. 1900)
  • 1824 Charles Henry Van Wyck, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1895)
  • 1825 Rudolf Viole, composer
  • 1830 Francois M Raoult, French physicist/chemist (law of Raoult)
  • 1837 Pinckney B S Pinchback, Lt gov (Louisiana)
  • 1838 James, 1st Viscount Bryce, historian/statesman

Person of interestJohn Wilkes Booth

1838 John Wilkes Booth, American stage actor and assassin of US President Abraham Lincoln, born in Bel Air, Maryland (d. 1865)

  • 1840 Hadzhi Dimitar, Bulgarian revolutionist (d. 1868)
  • 1841 James Gordon Bennett Jr., American publisher (d. 1918)
  • 1843 Kaufmann Kohler, German-born American reform rabbi and theologian, born in Fürth (d. 1926)
  • 1843 Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (Episodios Nacionales), born in Las Palmas, Spain (d. 1920)
  • 1847 Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician (d. 1923)
  • 1850 Thomas Johnstone Lipton, yachtsman/tea magnate (Lipton Tea), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1855 Anatoli Liadov, composer (Enchanted Lake) [NS], born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1857 Hendrik Zwaardemaker, Dutch physiologist (olfactometer)

  • 1858 Frederick Zech Jr, American composer and pianist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1926)
  • 1866 Léon Bakst, Russian painter and scene and costume designer, born in Grodno, Belarus (d. 1924)
  • 1867 Jim Kelly, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (Australian 1896-1905), born in Port Melbourne, Australia (d. 1938)
  • 1868 Ed Barrow, American baseball manager (d. 1953)
  • 1872 Marcel Mauss, French sociologist (d. 1950)
  • 1873 Carl J Eldh, Swedish sculptor
  • 1873 Jan Kalf, literary/art historian (Preservation of museums)
  • 1874 Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (d. 1941)
  • 1876 Ivan Cankar, Slavs author (Hlapec Jernej-Njegova Pravica)
  • 1877 Roderich Mojsisovics-Mojsvar, composer
  • 1878 Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (1923, Nobel 1926)
  • 1879 Symon Petlura, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1926)
  • 1882 Thurston Hall, American actor (Roaming Lady, In Society), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • 1885 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, (d. 1970)
  • 1886 Karl Barth, Basel Switzerland, theologian/author (Action in Waiting)
  • 1886 Olaf Stapleton, British religious sci-fi writer (Star Maker)
  • 1886 Felix Manalo, Founder and 1st Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
  • 1887 Jacobus C Bloem, Dutch poet (Sintels)
  • 1888 Max Steiner, Austrian composer (Gone With the Wind), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1971)
  • 1889 Mae Murray, American silent screen actress, born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1965)

Person of interestAlfred Jodl

1890 Alfred Jodl, German general during World War II (head of the German High Command, signed unconditional Nazi surrender), born in Würzburg, German Empire (d. 1946)

Nazi Leader Alfred Jodl
Nazi Leader
Alfred Jodl
  • 1894 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), born in Kremenchuk, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • 1897 Dalton Parry Conyngham, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1923)
  • 1897 Ewart Maurice Levy, 2nd Baronet
  • 1897 Einar Gerhardsen, Prime minister of Norway (d. 1987)
  • 1898 Ariel Durant, writer (Story of Civilization)
  • 1898 Herbert Elwell, composer (Happy Hypocrite), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Person of interestFred Astaire

1899 Fred Astaire, American tap dancer, presenter and actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1987)

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
  • 1900 Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, British-American astronomer and astrophysicist who proposed that stars are composed largely of hydrogen and are not glowing balls of molten rock, born in Wendover, England (d. 1979)
  • 1901 Albert Dondeyne, Belgian philosopher/theologist
  • 1902 David O Selznick, American Academy Award winning producer (Gone With the Wind, Rebecca), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • 1902 Joachim Prinz, German-American Zionist leader, author and Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37), born in Bierdzany, Prussia (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Anatole Litvak, Russian-born American film director, writer and producer (Mayerling, Anastasia, The Snake Pit), born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1974)
  • 1903 Kay Petre, early racing driver
  • 1903 Otto Bradfisch, Nazi leader (d. 1994)
  • 1904 David Brown, CEO (Aston Martin Lagonda)
  • 1905 Angus Paton, civil engineer
  • 1905 Markos Vamvakaris, Greek rebetiko musician and songwriter (d. 1972)
  • 1907 Harilaos Perpessas, composer
  • 1908 Carl Albert, (D) speaker of the House
  • 1908 Henry Diamond, Irish Nationalist MP
  • 1909 Harold Collison, British trade unionist (agriculture workers), born in London (d. 1995)

Person of interestMaybelle Carter

1909 Maybelle Carter, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Nickelsville, Virginia (d. 1978)

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter
  • 1910 Jimmy Demaret, winner of 44 golf tournaments, but not the Open
  • 1910 Margot Turner, matron-in-chief (Army Nursing Service)
  • 1911 Bel Kaufman, American author (Up the Down Staircase), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1912 Edward Gardner, Queen's Court/MP
  • 1912 Erik Jorgensen, composer
  • 1912 Harold Myers, film journalist
  • 1914 Charles McGraw [Butters], American actor (Spartacus, The Birds, The Killers, Smith Family), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1980)
  • 1914 Lord Smith, British surgeon
  • 1915 Bert van Dongen [Albert Cohen], Dutch singer, impressionist and actor (Het meisje met den blauwen hoed), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1915 Denis Thatcher, husband of British PM Margaret (1979-90)
  • 1915 John Egerton, 6th Duke of Sutherland, British peer
  • 1915 Monica Dickens, author/founder (US Samaritians)
  • 1915 Salah Abou Seif, director
  • 1916 Milton Babbitt, American mathematician/composer (Widow's Lament)
  • 1918 Dr. T Berry Brazelton, American child development paediatrician, author, TV host (What Every Baby Knows), who developed the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1918 George Welch, American World War II flying ace (Medal of Honor nominee) and test pilot, born in Wawaset Park, Delaware (d. 1954)
  • 1919 Ella Grasso, (Gov-D-Ct)
  • 1919 Louis Sen A Kaw, Surinam dam builder
  • 1919 Tibor Sarai, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1995)
  • 1920 Basil Kelly, Lord Justice of Appeals (Northern Ireland)
  • 1920 Bert Weedon, English guitar player ("Play in a Day" books), born in London (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Nancy Walker, American actress (Rhoda, McMillan & Wife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1922 David Orr, deputy chairman (Inchcape)/CEO (British Council, Unilever)
  • 1923 John Dugdal, Lord-Lt (Salop)
  • 1923 Heydar Aliyev, Ex-President and Leader of Azerbaijan Republic (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Edward Fursdon, British Maj-Gen (defense council)
  • 1926 Duncan Watson, president (World Blind Union)

  • 1926 Hugo Banzer, Bolivian dictator (d. 2002)
  • 1927 Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author
  • 1928 Arnold Rüütel, Estonian president
  • 1929 Brian Corby, CEO (Prudential)
  • 1929 Robin Hill, 8th Marquess of Downshire, Irish peer and the Hereditary Constable of Hillsborough Fort
  • 1930 June Knox-Mawer, British radio host/novelist (World of Islands)

Person of interestPat Summerall

1930 Pat Summerall, American NFL player (NY Giants) and CBS sportscaster, born in Lake City, Florida (d. 2013)

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • 1930 Scott Muni, American radio DJ (d. 2004)
  • 1931 Lord Michael Mustill, of Pateley Bridge, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • 1931 Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (A Special Day), born in Trevico, Campania (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Ian Leslie, 21st Earl of Rothes, Scottish nobleman
  • 1932 Francoise Fabian, Hussein Dey Algeria, actress (Happy New Year)
  • 1933 Barbara Taylor Bradford, author
  • 1934 Cliff Wilson, snooker player
  • 1934 William Lithgow, Scottish industrialist/multi-millionaire
  • 1934 Gary Owens, American disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show), born in Mitchell, South Dakota
  • 1934 Jeanine Basinger, American film scholar
  • 1935 Henry Fambrough, US singer (Spinners)
  • 1935 Larry Williams, American musician (Dizzy, Miss Lizzie), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1980)
  • 1936 Anthony Mullens, British Lt-Gen (Deputy chief of defense)
  • 1936 Michael Stone, English broker/multi-millionaire (Man Group)
  • 1936 Trevor Clay, Gen-Sec (Royal College of Nursing)
  • 1936 Jayne Cortez, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, poet (I see Chano Pozo), (d. 2012)
  • 1937 Arthur Kopit, US playwright ('Wings', 'Nine'), born in New York City
  • 1937 Jim Hickman, baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs), born in Henning, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Tamara Press, USSR, shot putter/discus thrower (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1938 Manuel Santana, Spanish tennis player (4-time Grand Slam singles champion), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1938 Maxim Shostakovich, Russian conductor (Atlanta Symphony), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Soviet Union
  • 1938 Merritt Ranew, baseball player
  • 1938 Peter Davies, Major-General/Director-General (RSPCA)
  • 1938 Philip Gordon Winsor, American composer, Born in Morris, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Jean Becker, French director, screenwriter and actor
  • 1940 Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You) (d. 2015)
  • 1940 Arthur Alexander, US singer/songwriter (Lonely Just Like Me)
  • 1940 Taurean Blacque, actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1940 Bill Cash, British politician (C, born in London
  • 1940 Wayne A. Downing, retired United States Army general
  • 1941 Danny Rapp, rocker (Danny & Juniors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1941 Ken Berry [Allen Kent Berry], American baseball player (White Sox, Angels, Brewers, Indians), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1941 Win Bischoff, CEO (Schroders)

  • 1942 Bill Coday, American musician and singer (You’re Gonna Want Me), born in Coldwater, Mississippi (d. 2008)
  • 1942 Ingram Douglas Marshall, composer
  • 1942 Youssouf Sambo Bâ, Burkinabé politician
  • 1943 Bruce Raymond, British jockey, born in Hatfield
  • 1943 James Earl Chaney, US civil rights activist
  • 1943 Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete (400 metres) (d. 2008)
  • 1943 David Clennon, American actor
  • 1943 Richard Darman, American economist
  • 1944 Abdul Kadir, cricketer (Pakistani batsman-keeper in 4 Tests 1964-65)
  • 1944 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2013)
  • 1944 Jim Abrahams, Shorewood WI, director (Hot Shots, Top Secret)
  • 1944 Kathy Farrer, LPGA golfer
  • 1944 Marie-France Pisier, Daclat, Vietnam, French actress and writer (Love on the Run, Cousin cousine)
  • 1945 John Laws, Lord Justice of Appeal (1999- )
  • 1945 Pamelo Mounk'a, musician
  • 1946 Graham Gouldman, bassist (10cc-No Milk Today), born in Manchester, England
  • 1946 Maureen Lipman, actress (Educating Rita, Wonderworks)
  • 1946 Dave Mason, Worcester England, singer/songwriter (We Just Disagree)
  • 1946 Donovan [Philips Leitch], Scottish musician (Sunshine Superman, Catch the Wind), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1947 Jay Ferguson, American rocker (Spirit-"Thunder Island," "I Got A Line on You"), born in Burbank, California
  • 1947 Meg Foster, Conn, actress (Sunshine, Cagney & Lacey)
  • 1947 Paul Nicholas Young, architect
  • 1947 Caroline Cooney, American author
  • 1947 Thomas Tessier, American author
  • 1948 Christopher Gent, CEO (Vodafone Group)
  • 1949 Miuccia Prada, Italian fashion designer , born in Milan, Italy
  • 1949 Michael Larson, American "Press Your Luck" scandal big-winning contestant, born in Lebanon, Ohio (d. 1999)
  • 1950 Sally James [Cann], British children's TV-show presenter (Tiswas), born in Chiswick, London
  • 1951 Ron Banks, US R&B singer (Dramatics-Whatcha See is Whatcha Get)
  • 1951 Steve Gunderson, (Rep-R-WI, 1981- )
  • 1952 Sly Dunbar, reggae drummer (Sly & Robbie), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1952 Kikki Danielsson, Swedish singer
  • 1952 Lee Brilleaux, British musician (Dr Feelgood), born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1953 Barbara Moxness, LPGA golfer
  • 1953 Lawrence Lau, actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
  • 1953 Steve Thomas, rocker (Shooting Star)
  • 1953 John Diamond, English journalist (d. 2001)
  • 1953 Tito Santana, Mexican-American professional wrestler
  • 1954 Jeff Apple, producer (In the Line of Fire), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1955 Bruce Hartzler, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1955 Chris Berman, sportscaster (ESPN)
  • 1955 Mark David Chapman, Forth Work Texas, assassin (John Lennon)
  • 1956 Vladislav Listyev, Russian television anchor and journalist (d. 1995)
  • 1957 Phil Mahre, alpine slalom skier (Olympic gold/silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington

Person of interestSid Vicious

1957 Sid Vicious [John Simon Ritchie], English musician and bassist (Sex Pistols), born in London (d. 1979)

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious
  • 1957 Steve Mahre, twin alpine slalom skier (Olympic silver 1980, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1958 Ellen Ochoa, PhD/Astronaut (STS 56, 66), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Jeannette Kohlhaas, LPGA golfer
  • 1958 Margaret Ward, LPGA golfer