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Famous Birthdays on November 10

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 231

  • 745 Musa al-Kazim, Shia Imam, born in Al-Abwa, Medina (d. 799)
  • 1341 Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman, born in Alnwick, Northumberland, England (d. 1408)
  • 1433 Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy (1467-77), born in Dijon, France (d. 1477)
  • 1480 Bridget of York, English princess and nun, born in Eltham Palace, London (d. 1517)

Person of interestMartin Luther

1483 Martin Luther, German theologian and key figure in the Protestant Reformation, born in Eisleben, Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1546)

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther
  • 1565 Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex and favorite of Elizabeth I, born in Herefordshire, England (d. 1601)
  • 1565 Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish theologian and astronomer, born in Söderköping, Sweden (d. 1646)
  • 1577 Jacob Cats [Father Cats], Dutch grand pensionary and poet (Houwelyck), born in Brouwershaven, Netherlands (d. 1660)
  • 1620 Anne "Ninon" de l'Enclos, French patron of the arts, courtesan and writer, born in Paris, France (d. 1705)
  • 1636 Francesco Passarini, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1694)
  • 1668 Francois Couperin, French composer and organist (Concerts Royaux), born in Paris, France (d. 1733)
  • 1668 Louis III, Prince of Condé and Duke de Bourbon, born in Paris (d. 1710)
  • 1679 Johann Christian Schieferdecker, German composer, born in Teuchern, Germany (d. 1732)

Person of interestGeorge II

1683 George II [Georg August], King of Great Britain and Ireland, Elector of Hanover, born in Herrenhausen Palace, Germany (d. 1760)

King of Great Britain and Ireland George II
King of Great Britain and Ireland
George II
  • 1694 Jean-Laurent Krafft, composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1768)
  • 1695 John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (discovered Crab Nebula), born in Old Sarum, Wiltshire (d. 1771)

  • 1697 William Hogarth, English satiric painter and engraver (Rake's Progress), born in London (d. 1764)
  • 1704 Carlo Zuccari, Italian composer and violinist, born in Casalmaggiore, nr Cremona (d. 1792)
  • 1710 Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish statesman, born in Walkendorf, Germany (d. 1792)
  • 1719 Georg Philipp Kress, German violinist and composer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1779)
  • 1730 Oliver Goldsmith, Irish novelist and dramatist (She Stoops to Conquer), born in Kilkenny West, Ireland (d. 1774)
  • 1735 Granville Sharp, English abolitionist, born in Durham, England (d. 1813)
  • 1759 Frederich von Schiller, German poet and lyricist (Ode to Joy), born in Marbach am Neckar, Germany (d. 1805)
  • 1772 Jan Nepomuk Kanka, Czech composer, born in Prague Old Town (d. 1863)
  • 1786 Carl Eberwein, German composer and violinist, born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1868)
  • 1793 Jared Kirtland, American physician, naturalist and reformed penitentiaries, born in Wallingford, Connecticut (d. 1877)
  • 1801 Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer, born in Lugansk, Russian Empire (d. 1872)
  • 1801 Samuel Gridley Howe, United States physician, abolitionist, and advocate of education for the blind, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1876)
  • 1810 George Jennings, English sanitary engineer, born in Eling, Hampshire (d. 1882)
  • 1811 Louis Kufferath, German-Belgian composer, born in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany (d. 1882)
  • 1819 Cyrus West Field, American financier noted for success of 1st transatlantic cable, born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts (d. 1892)
  • 1827 Alfred Howe Terry, American Major General (Union Army), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1890)
  • 1830 Albert Gallatin Jenkins, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Cabell County, Virginia (d. 1864)
  • 1833 Dobri Voynikov, Bulgarian teacher, playwright and journalist (The Phoney Civilization), born in Şumnu, Ottoman Empire (d. 1878)
  • 1834 Jose Hernandez, Argentine poet (MartinFierro), born in Chacra de Pueyrredon, Argentina (d. 1886)
  • 1834 Wager Swayne, American Colonel (Union Army), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1902)

  • 1844 Henry Eyster Jacobs, American Lutheran theologian, born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1932)

Person of interestJohn Thompson

1845 John Thompson, 4th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 1892-94), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1894)

4th Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson
4th Prime Minister of Canada
John Thompson
  • 1846 Martin Wegelius, Finnish musicologist and composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1906)
  • 1846 Paul Kuczynski, Polish composer, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1897)
  • 1861 Robert T. A. Innes, Scottish astronomer (Proxima Centauri), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1933)
  • 1864 Alexandre Levy, Brazilian composer and pianist, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1892)
  • 1868 Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist, Father of Japanese Shotokan Karatedo, born in Shuri, Okinawa, Japan (d. 1957)
  • 1869 Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American anarchist (assassinated King Umberto I of Italy on July 29, 1900), born in Coiano, Prato, Tuscany (d. 1901)
  • 1871 Winston Churchill, American author (Crisis, Crossing), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1947)
  • 1873 Henri Rabnaud, French composer (Le Premer Glaire), born in Paris, France (d. 1949)
  • 1875 Maude Eburne, Canadian actress (Ladies They Talk About, Guardsman), born in Bronte-on-the-Lake, Ontario (d. 1960)
  • 1879 Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, American poet (Gen William Booth enters Heaven), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1931)
  • 1879 Patrick Pearse, Irish poet, nationalist and political activist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1916)
  • 1880 Aart A van Schelven, Dutch church historian (Willem of Orange)
  • 1880 Jacob Epstein, American-English sculptor (Adam, Jacob & the Angel), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • 1882 Max Mell, Austria artillery officer and literary (Donauweibchen), born in Maribor, Slovenia (d. 1971)
  • 1883 Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann, Czech organist and composer, born in Ivanovice na Hané, Czech Republic (d. 1951)
  • 1884 Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet and author (Bird Phoenix), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1965)
  • 1885 Esther Dale, American actress (The Awful Truth, Unfinished Business), born in Beaufort, South Carolina (d. 1961)
  • 1887 Arnold Zweig, German antifascist and author (Erziehung vor Verdun), born in Glogau, Silesia, Germany (d. 1968)
  • 1888 Andrej Tupolev, Russian aircraft builder, born in Pustomazovo, Russia (d. 1972)
  • 1888 Hugh Wakefield, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Blithe Spirit), born in Wanstead, England (d. 1971)
  • 1889 Claude Rains, British actor (Invisible Man, Casablanca), born in London, England (d. 1967)
  • 1891 Carl Stalling, American film composer, born in Lexington, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1893 John P. Marquand, American writer (The Late George Apley), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1960)
  • 1895 John Knudsen Northrop, American aircraft designer (Northrop Air), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • 1896 Jimmy Dykes, American MLB infielder, manager (All Star 1933-34), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • 1902 Antonio Maria Valencia, Colombian composer, born in Cali, Colombia (d. 1952)
  • 1902 Murk Ozinga, Dutch building historian (Monuments of Curacao)
  • 1904 Steven Geray, American actor (French Line), born in Ungvár, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1906 Josef Kramer, German concentration camp Commandant dubbed "The Beast of Belsen", born in Munich, Germany (d. 1945)

Person of interestJane Froman

1907 Jane Froman, American singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1980)

Singer Jane Froman
Singer
Jane Froman
  • 1907 John Moore, English author (Portrait of Elmbury, Brensham Village and The Blue Field), born in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1967)
  • 1908 Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross during World War II, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2000)
  • 1909 Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian, born in Ulyanovsk, Russia (d. 1970)
  • 1911 Harry Andrews, English actor (Equus, Man of La Mancha), born in Kent, England (d. 1989)
  • 1912 Salvador Contreras, Mexican composer ( Grupo de los cuatro), born in Cuerámaro, Guanajuato (d. 1982)
  • 1913 Alvaro Cunhal, Portuguese politician and writer, born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 2005)
  • 1916 Billy May, American orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Guido Turchi, Italian composer (Invettiva), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2010)
  • 1918 Ernst Fischer, German chemist (Nobel 1973), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2007)
  • 1918 Jack McCoy, TV host (Live Like a Millionaire), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1918 Martin Hanley, South African cricketer (took 1-88 with off-spin in Test for South Africa), born in Aliwal North, Cape Province (d. 2000)
  • 1918 Oda Blinder, [Yolanda Corsen], Antillean poetess (Doorstep)
  • 1919 Bulldog Turner, American NFL center (Chicago Bears), born in Plains, Texas (d. 1998)
  • 1919 Moise Tshombe, President of Katanga, then premier of the Congo (Zaire), born in Musumba (d. 1969)
  • 1919 George Fenneman, American radio and TV announcer (You Bet Your Life), born in Peking China (d. 1997)

Person of interestMikhail Kalashnikov

1919 Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian general and inventor of the AK-47, born in Kurya, Kuryinsky District, Altai Krai, Russia (d. 2013)

  • 1919 François Périer [Pillu], French actor (Gervaise, Fantasia, Les Mains Sales), born in Paris, France (d. 2002)
  • 1920 Tod Andrews, American actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)
  • 1920 Rafael del Pino, Spanish entrepreneur, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2008)
  • 1924 Russell Johnson, American television and film actor, best known for his role as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island, born in Ashley, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Richard Burton, Welsh stage and screen actor (Cleopatra, Virginia Woolf), born in Pontrhydyfen, South Wales (d. 1984)
  • 1927 Jacob Pleydell-Bouvery, 8th earl of Radnor and art collector (d. 2008)
  • 1928 Ennio Morricone, Italian composer and musician, born in Rome, Italy

  • 1928 William Staveley, British Royal Navy admiral (d. 1997)
  • 1929 Marilyn Bergman, American composer and songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929 Ninón Sevilla, Cuban-Mexican actress (Aventurera, Víctimas del Pecado), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2015)
  • 1929 W. E. B. Griffin [William Edmund Butterworth], American best-selling author (Clandestine Operations, The Lieutenants), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1930 Norma Crane, American actress (Tea & Sympathy, Fiddler on the Roof, They Call Me Mister Tibbs!), born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1930 Clarence M. Pendleton Jr., African-American chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (1981-88), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1988)
  • 1930 Gene Conley, American MLB player and NBA player, born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
  • 1931 Toma Prosev, Macedonian composer, born in Skopje
  • 1931 Don Henderson, British actor (The XYY Man, Strangers), born in Leytonstone, Essex (d. 1997)
  • 1932 Roy Scheider, American actor (Jaws, The French Connection, Marathon Man, Paper Lion), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 2008)
  • 1933 Seymour Nurse, Barbadian cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 258 v NZ 1969), born in Jack-My-Nanny Gap, Black Rock, Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 2019)
  • 1933 Ronald Evans, American naval officer and NASA astronaut, born in St. Francis, Kansas (d. 1990)
  • 1933 Mack Rice, American musician and songwriter (Mustang Sally), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Lucien Bianchi, Italian-Belgian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1968), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1969)
  • 1934 Norm Cash, American baseball 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), born in Eldorado, Texas (d. 1986)
  • 1935 Pippa Scott, American actress (Virginian, Mr Lucky), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1935 Igor Dmitriyevich Novikov, Russian astrophysicist and cosmologist, born in Moscow, Russian SFSR
  • 1935 Bernard Babior, American physician and biochemist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1937 Albert Hall, American actor (Trouble in Mind, Ryan's 4), born in Brighton, Alabama
  • 1938 H J de Royen, director (Dutch Concertgebouw Orchestra)
  • 1939 Tommy "Bubba" Facenda, American rock and roll artist (High School U.S.A.), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1939 Russell Means, Native American activist, actor, writer, and musician, born in Porcupine, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Screaming Lord [David Edward] Sutch, English rocker and politician (founder of Official Monster Raving Loony Party), born in Hampstead, London (d. 1999)
  • 1941 John Geoghegan, U.S. Army infantry lieutenant and Silver Star recipient, born in Pelham, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1942 Michel Tabachnik, Swiss composer and conductor, born in Geneva, Switzerland

Person of interestRobert F. Engle

1942 Robert F. Engle, American economist (Nobel 2003 - for methods of analyzing economic time series with time-varying volatility (ARCH)), born in Syracuse, New York

Economist Robert F. Engle
Economist
Robert F. Engle
  • 1942 Hans-Rudolf Merz, Swiss politician (President of Switzerland 2009) and Member of the Swiss Federal Council (2004-10), born in Herisau, Switzerland
  • 1943 Saxby Chambliss, American politician (U.S. Senator from Georgia 2003-15), born in Warrenton, North Carolina
  • 1943 George Sauer, Jr., AFL player (New York Jets), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
  • 1944 Dave Loggins, American singer (Please come to Boston), born in Mountain City, Tennessee

Person of interestTim Rice

1944 Tim Rice, English lyricist (Chess Moves, 1 Night in Bangkok), born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Lyricist Tim Rice
Lyricist
Tim Rice
  • 1944 Silvestre Reyes, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas 1997-2013), born in Canutillo, Texas
  • 1945 Donna Fargo, American country singer (Happiest Girl in Whole USA), born in Mount Airy, North Carolina
  • 1946 Alaina Reed, American actress (Rose Lee Holloway-227), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • 1946 Bill Bryson, American singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1946 David Stockman, American politician and Reagan's ex-budget director, born in Fort Hood, Texas
  • 1946 Jack Ketchum [Dallas William Mayr], American horror fiction author (Off Season, Red, The Woman), born in Livingston, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1946 Roy Thomas Baker, English record producer (Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Hampstead, London
  • 1947 Bechir Gemayel, President-elect of Lebanon (8/23-9/14, 1982), born in Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon (d. 1982)
  • 1947 Greg Lake, English rock vocalist and bassist (King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer), born in Bournemouth (d. 2016)
  • 1947 Glen Buxton, American guitarist (Alice Cooper) and composer, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • 1948 Mário Viegas, Portuguese actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy, Funeral of Patrao), born in Santarém, Portugal (d. 1996)
  • 1948 Aaron Brown, American broadcast journalist (World News Now), born in Hopkins, Minnesota
  • 1949 Ann Reinking, American dancer and actress (All the Jazz, Micki & Maude), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1950 Jack Scalia, American actor (Berrengers, Hollywood Beat), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (Escape from New York), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1951 Morris Hatalsky, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California
  • 1952 Pat Severs, American country singer (Pirates of Mississippi-Fred Jake), born in Camden, South Carolina
  • 1952 Gerry DiNardo, American football player (Notre Dame Fighting Irish) and coach (Colorado), born in Queens, New York
  • 1954 Mario Cipollina, American rock bassist (Huey Lewis & The News), born in San Rafael, California
  • 1955 Jack Clark, Penns, American MLB outfielder (Giants, Cards, Yanks, Padres), born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 James Chapman, American novelist (Stet)
  • 1955 Roland Emmerich, German film producer and director (2012, The Day After Tomorrow), born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 1956 Matt Craven, Canadian actor (Juror, Killer, K2), born in Port Colborne, Ontario
  • 1956 Sinbad [David Adkins], American comedian and actor (First Kid, Vibe), born in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • 1956 Mohsen Badawi, Egyptian entrepreneur and political activist, born in Cairo, Egpyt
  • 1957 Chris Joyce, British drummer (Simply Red), born in Chorlton, Manchester
  • 1957 Jodi Anderson, American long jump champ (1978-81), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958 George Lowe, American voice actor (Space Ghost Coast to Coast), born in Dunedin, Florida
  • 1958 Massimo Morsello, Italian fascist political singer and songwriter, born in Rome, Italy (d. 2001)

  • 1958 Brooks Williams, American musician, singer and songwriter, born in Statesboro, Georgia
  • 1958 Stephen Herek, American film director (Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1959 Frank Maudsley, English rock bassist and vocalist (Flock Of Seagulls), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1959 MacKenzie Phillips, American actress (Julie-1 Day at a Time), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1959 Linda Cohn, American sportscaster (ESPN's SportsCenter), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1960 Neil Gaiman, English writer of graphic novels, films and fiction (American Gods, The Graveyard Book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane), born in Portchester, Hampshire, England
  • 1960 Dan Hawkins, American college football coach (University of Colorado 2006-10), born in Fall River Mills, California
  • 1961 Ramona Pagel, American shot putter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Rudolf Grimm, Austrian physics professor ( Bose–Einstein condensation of molecules), born in Mannheim, West Germany
  • 1961 John Walton, English darts player (winner of BDO World Darts Championship 2001), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • 1962 Cathy Boswell, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1963 Michael Anthony Powell, American long jumper (world record 1991, Olympic silver 1988, 92), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Hugh Bonneville, English actor (Downton Abbey, Paddington Bear), born in London, England
  • 1964 Jushin Liger [Keiichi Yamada], Japanese professional wrestler (WCW/NJPW), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1964 Keith Lockhart, American baseball infielder (KC Royals), born in Whittier, California
  • 1964 Kenny Rogers, American MLB pitcher (perfect game 1994), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1964 Magnús Scheving, Icelandic athlete, writer and producer (LazyTown), born in Borgarnes, Iceland
  • 1965 Eddie Irvine, Irish auto racer (runner-up World F1 Championship 1999), born in Newtownards, Northern Ireland
  • 1965 Jamie Dixon, American basketball coach (University of Pittsburgh men's basketball team 2003-16), born in Burbank, California
  • 1965 Sean Hughes, Irish stand-up comedian, writer and actor, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2017)
  • 1966 Vanessa Angel, English actress (Weird Science, Kingpin), born in London
  • 1966 Bill DeMott, American professional wrestler, born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • 1967 Donya Fiorentino, American model, born in Key Largo, Florida
  • 1967 Michael Jai White, American actor and martial artist (Spawn), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1967 Vivian Chow, Hong Kong Cantopop singer-songwriter and actress, born in Hong Kong
  • 1967 Jackie Fairweather, Australian triathlete (ITU World Championships gold 1996), born in Perth, Western Australia (d. 2014)
  • 1968 Jeffrey Kooistra, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen/NEC), born in Amsterdam
  • 1968 Lissa Maria Sneck, ice hockey goalie (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1968 Lonnie Marts, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs, Tennessee Oilers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1968 Steve Brookstein, English singer who won the first series of The X Factor, born in Mitcham, England

  • 1969 Arjan van der Laan, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Nieuwkoop, Netherlands
  • 1969 Ed Ward, Canadian NHL right wing (Calgary Flames), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1969 Rod Milstead, American NFL guard (SF 49ers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1969 Faustino Asprilla, Colombian footballer, born in Tuluá, Colombia
  • 1969 Ellen Pompeo, American actress (Grey's Anatomy), born in Everett, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Jens Lehmann, German football goalkeeper, born in Essen, West Germany
  • 1970 Trent Dimas, American gymnast (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1970 Warren G, American rapper (Regulate), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1970 Freddy Loix, Belgian rally driver, born in Tongeren, Belgium
  • 1971 Butch Huskey, American baseball infielder (NY Mets), born in Anadarko, Oklahoma
  • 1971 Jennifer McFalls, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Arlington, Texas
  • 1971 Mario Abdo Benítez, Paraguayan politician, President of Paraguay (2018-), born in Asunción, Paraguay
  • 1972 Dick Kooijman, Dutch soccer player (Heracles, FC Groningen, Az), born in Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands
  • 1972 Isaac Bruce, American NFL wide receiver (St Louis Rams), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1972 Shawn Green, American baseball outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Des Plaines, Illinois
  • 1972 Virág Csurgó, Hungarian tennis star (1993 Futures-Freeport), born in Siófok, Hungary
  • 1973 Cale Hulse, Canadian NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1973 Darius Holland, American NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Petersburg, Virginia
  • 1973 John Solomon, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)