Birthdays in History on May 10

  • 1265 Emperor Fushimi of Japan (d. 1317)
  • 1536 Thomas Howard, 4th duke of Norfolk, English Earl Marshall
  • 1604 Jean Mairet, French dramatist (d. 1686)
  • 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)
  • 1746 Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (d. 1818)
  • 1754 Asmus Jakob Carstens, painter
  • 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)
  • 1788 Augustin-Jean Fresnel, optics pioneer/physicist
  • 1788 Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, German queen (d. 1819)
  • 1795 Jacques-Nicolas-Augustin Thierry, historian
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 1857 Hendrik Zwaardemaker, Dutch physiologist (olfactometer)
  • 1866 Léon Bakst, Russian painter and scene and costume designer, born in Grodno, Belarus (d. 1924)
  • 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)
  • 1878 Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (1923, Nobel 1926)
  • 1879 Symon Petlura, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1926)
  • 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)

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
  • 1897 Ewart Maurice Levy, 2nd Baronet
  • 1897 Einar Gerhardsen, Prime minister of Norway (d. 1987)
  • 1898 Ariel Durant, writer (Story of Civilization)
  • 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)
  • 1903 Otto Bradfisch, Nazi leader (d. 1994)
  • 1904 David Brown, CEO (Aston Martin Lagonda)
  • 1905 Angus Paton, civil engineer
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 1914 Lord Smith, British surgeon
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1920 Basil Kelly, Lord Justice of Appeals (Northern Ireland)
  • 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)
  • 1930 Scott Muni, American radio DJ (d. 2004)
  • 1931 Lord Michael Mustill, of Pateley Bridge, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • 1932 Ian Leslie, 21st Earl of Rothes, Scottish nobleman
  • 1933 Barbara Taylor Bradford, author
  • 1934 William Lithgow, Scottish industrialist/multi-millionaire
  • 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
  • 1940 Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You) (d. 2015)
  • 1940 Bill Cash, British politician (C, born in London
  • 1940 Wayne A. Downing, retired United States Army general
  • 1941 Win Bischoff, CEO (Schroders)
  • 1942 Youssouf Sambo Bâ, Burkinabé politician
  • 1943 James Earl Chaney, US civil rights activist
  • 1943 Richard Darman, American economist
  • 1944 Jim Abrahams, Shorewood WI, director (Hot Shots, Top Secret)
  • 1945 John Laws, Lord Justice of Appeal (1999- )
  • 1947 Jay Ferguson, American rocker (Spirit-"Thunder Island," "I Got A Line on You"), born in Burbank, California
  • 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 Steve Gunderson, (Rep-R-WI, 1981- )
  • 1953 John Diamond, English journalist (d. 2001)
  • 1954 Jeff Apple, producer (In the Line of Fire), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1955 Mark David Chapman, Forth Work Texas, assassin (John Lennon)
  • 1956 Vladislav Listyev, Russian television anchor and journalist (d. 1995)
  • 1958 Ellen Ochoa, PhD/Astronaut (STS 56, 66), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Rick Santorum, (Rep-R-Penn)
  • 1958 Yu Suzuki, Japanese creator of Virtua Fighter series
  • 1963 Lisa M Nowak, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1967 Scott Brison, Canadian politician
  • 1967 Jon Ronson, British journalist and author
  • 1969 John Scalzi, American writer
  • 1976 Rob Malda, American internet writer/editor (Slashdot)
  • 1982 Daniel Harris, Australian rules footballer
  • 1982 Jeremy Gable, American playwright
  • 1983 Gustav Fridolin, Swedish politician
  • 1983 Natalia Zabala, Miss Spain 2007
  • 1991 Emily McEnroe, daughter of Tatum O'Neal & John McEnroe
  • 2004 The Gosselin Sextuplets