Famous Birthdays on this Day, April 10:

401 - Theodosius II, the Younger, Eastern Roman emperor
1389 - Cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1464)
1512 - James V, king of Scotland (1513-42)
1569 - Emilia van Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange & Anna of Saxon
1583 - Hugo Grotius, Holland, jurist, father of international law
1633 - Werner Fabricius, composer
1651 - Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (d. 1708)
1656 - René Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (d. 1718)
1695 - Balthazar Huydecoper, Dutch translator/historian
1704 - Benjamin Heath, English classical scholar (d. 1766)
1713 - John Whitehurst, English clockmaker and scientist (d. 1788)
1737 - Francois Giroust, composer
1755 - Samuel Hahnemann, German physician/originator of homeopathy
1762 - Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist (d. 1834)
1778 - William Hazlitt, Maidstone Kent England, essayist/critic
1783 - Hortense E de Beauharnais, French queen of Netherlands (1806-10)
1794 - Matthew Calbraith Perry, Commodore, opened Japan
1796 - James Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (d. 1836)
1797 - Claude Ambroise Seurat, Troyes France, (World's skinniest man)
1806 - Leonidas Polk, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1808 - Auguste Franchomme, composer
1823 - Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1827 - Lewis Wallace, Major General (Union volunteers)/author (Ben Hur)
1829 - William Booth, founder (Salvation Army)
1833 - David McMurtrie Gregg, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1833 - James Edward Rains, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1837 - Forceythe Willson, American poet (d. 1867)
1847 - Charles Swinnerton Heap, composer
1847 - Joseph Pulitzer, Hungary, publisher (St Louis Post-Dispatch, NY World)
1854 - Jozef M T Orelio, baritone
1857 - Henry Ernest Dudeney, mathematician/puzzle maker
1864 - Eugene Francis Charles D'Albert, German pianist/composer (Golem)
1864 - Tully Marshall, Nevada City CA
1865 - Jack Miner, Canadian conservationist (d. 1944)
1867 - George William Russell, Irish nationalist (d. 1935)
1868 - George Arliss, London England, actor (Devil, Green Goddess)
1877 - Alfred Kubin, writer
1880 - Frances Perkins, American politician and 1st woman to hold cabinet-level position (Labor), (d. 1965)
1880 - Montague Summers, English writer (d. 1948)
1880 - Mohammed Nadir Shah, Afghan king (d. 1933)
1882 - Simon F H J Berkelbach Van der Sprenkel, theologist (Fear & Religion)
1886 - Val Paul
1887 - Bernardo A Houssay, Argentine physiologist (Nobel 1947)
1887 - Heinz Tiessen, composer
1891 - Tim McCoy, Saginaw MI
1892 - Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist (Rassenkunde)
1892 - Victor de Sabata, Trieste Italy, conductor/composer (Il Macigno)
1894 - Ben Nicholson, English painter/sculptor (Circle)
1894 - Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist (d. 1983)
1896 - Edith Day, Minneapolis MN
1897 - Ross Youngs, American baseball player (d. 1927)
1900 - Jean Duvieusart, premier (Belgium 1950)
1903 - Clare Boothe Luce, US ambassador (to Vatican)
1903 - Nick Stuart, Romania, bandleader
1905 - Jan H van Roijen, diplomat/Netherland foreign minister
1906 - Fud Livingston, composer
1906 - Kathleen Major, principal (St Hilda's College, England)
1906 - Lili Darvas, Budapest Hungary, actress (Szerelem, Cimmaron)
1907 - Pete Desjardins, US, platform/springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1928)
1908 - Aidan Crawley, CEO (London Weekend TV)
1910 - Abu-Bakr Khairat, composer
1910 - David Gilroy Bevan, politician
1910 - Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (d. 2004)
1911 - Maurice Schumann, French statesman/writer (La Voix du couvre-feu)
1912 - Clarke Hinkle, NFL fullback (Green Bay Packers)
1912 - Martin Denny, rocker/actor (Forbidden Island)
1912 - Roy Hofheinz, engineer (Houston Astrodome)
1913 - Stefan Heym, German/US author (Crusaders, Family Benda)
1914 - E A V "Foffie" Williams, cricketer (WI all-rounder 1939-48)
1914 - Jack Badcock, cricketer (Tasmania Australian batsman of 30's)
1915 - Harry Morgan, Detroit Mich, actor (December Bride, M*A*S*H, Dragnet)
1915 - Leo Vroman, Dutch/US poet/biologist
1917 - Robert Burns Woodward, organic chemist (Nobel 1965)
1918 - Lee Bergere, American actor (d. 2007)
1921 - Chuck Connors, Bkln NY, actor (Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa)
1921 - Peter Herbert Penwarden, priest
1921 - Sheb Wooley, Erick Okla, vocalist (Purple People Eater, Hee Haw)
1923 - Floyd M Simmons, actor/decathlete (Olympic-bronze-1948, 52)
1923 - John Watkins, cricketer (South African all-rounder in 15 Tests 49-57)
1924 - Kenneth Noland, American painter
1926 - "Alvin" Junior Samples, Cummings Ga, country singer (Hee Haw)
1926 - Jacques Casterede, composer
1926 - Johnnie Tillmon, civil rights activist (Natl Welfare Rights Assn)
1927 - Marshall Warren Nirenberg, American scientist, Nobel laureate
1929 - Dusan Radic, composer
1929 - Max Von Sydow, Lund Sweden, actor (Hawaii, Exorcist, Dune, Dreamscape)
1930 - Lord Morton, of Shauna, senator (College of Justice, Scotland)
1930 - Shuja-ud-Din, cricketer (batted in 19 Tests for Pakistan 1954-62)
1930 - Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actor/comedian (d. 2006)
1930 - Spede Pasanen, Finnish comedian (d. 2001)
1931 - Marcel van Maele, Belgian poet
1932 - Adrian Henri, poet/president (Liverpool Academy of Arts)
1932 - Delphine Seyrig, Beirut Lebanon, actress (Freak Orlando, Reperages)
1932 - Hari Rhodes, Cincinnati Oh, actor (Mike-Daktari, Roots)
1932 - Mae Heriwentha Faggs Starr, NJ, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
1932 - Nathaniel Nelson, rocker (Flamingos)
1932 - Omar Sharif, [Michael Shalhoub], Egypt, actor (Dr Zhivago, Top Secret)
1933 - Philip Corner, composer
1933 - Poncie Ponce, actor (Kazuo Kim-Hawaiian Eye)
1933 - Robert Rhodes James, historian (Gallipoli)
1933 - Rokusuke Ei, Japanese lyricist and author
1934 - David Halberstam, intl correspondent (NY Times/Pulitzer 1964)
1934 - Zsolt Durko, composer
1934 - Vladimir Posner, Russian journalist
1935 - Jorge Mester, Mexico City Mexico, conductor (Louisville Orch 1967-79)
1935 - Patrick Garland, director (Doll House)
1936 - John Madden, NFL coach (Oakland Raiders)/sports commentator (CBS, FOX)
1936 - Michael Naylor, insurance broker
1936 - Robert "Bobby" Smith, US singer (Spinners)
1937 - Stan Mellor, British racehorse trainer/jockey
1937 - Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet
1938 - Don Meredith, Mount Vernon Texas, NFL QB (Cowboys)/Mon Night Football
1939 - Alan Rothenberg, US Soccer pres (1990- )
1939 - Daniel Oliver, NYC, CEO (Federal Trade Commission)
1940 - Gloria Hunniford, British broadcaster/actress (Old Curiosity Shop)
1941 - Paul Theroux, American travel book writer (Mosquito Coast)
1942 - Ian Callaghan, English footballer
1942 - Nick Auf der Maur, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1998)
1943 - Andrzej Badenski, Polish athlete
1944 - Danny Woods, US musician (CEO of the Board)
1945 - Vera Misevich, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1980)
1946 - Armand, [Herman van Loenhout], singer (Blommenkinders)
1947 - Bunny Waller, vocalist/percussionist (Bob Marley & Wailers)
1947 - Karl Russell, rocker
1947 - Bunny Wailer, Jamaican musician
1948 - Thomas Spencer, MEP (Conservative)
1949 - Frank de Leeuw, Dutch rock guitarist (Bob Color)
1950 - Dave Peverett, rocker (Foghat)
1950 - Eddie Hazel, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-Uncle Jam Wants You)
1950 - Ken Griffey, Sr., American baseball player
1950 - Barry M. Riemer, American author
1951 - Mark Roth, bowler (4-time PBA Player of Year)
1951 - Steven Seagal, Detroit MI, actor (Above the Law, Hard to Kill)
1951 - David Helvarg, American journalist and environmental activist
1953 - David Moorcroft, British athlete
1953 - Terre Roche, rocker (Roches)
1954 - Peter MacNicol, Dallas TX, actor (Chicago Hope, Sophie's Choice)
1955 - Cary Middlecoff, golfer (Masters)
1955 - Lesley Garrett, British soprano
1957 - John M. Ford, American science fiction author and poet (d. 2006)
1957 - Steve Gustafson, American musician
1958 - Ken Griffy, baseball player (Cin Reds, NY Yanks)
1958 - Bob Bell, British engineer
1958 - Yefim Bronfman, Russian-born pianist
1959 - Brian Setzer, Massapequa Park NY, rock guitarist/vocalist (Stray Cats)
1959 - Yvan Loubier, Quebec politician
1960 - Julie Fulton, Evanston Ill, actress (Lime Steel)
1960 - Katrina Leskanich, American musician
1961 - Jeb Adams, Hollywood Calif, actor (Lt Jeb Pruitt-Baa Baa Black Sheep)
1961 - Olivia Brown, Frankfurt GFR, actress (Det Trudy Joplin-Miami Vice)
1961 - Joe Cole (roadie), American roadie (d. 1991)
1962 - Cathy Turner, Rochester NY, short track skater (Olympics-gold-1994
1962 - Jukka Tammi, hockey goaltender (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)
1962 - Steve Tasker, wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
1963 - Claire Smith, Ottawa Ontario, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96)
1963 - Kirk Lowdermilk, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
1963 - Marvin Freeman, Chicago IL, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
1963 - Mike Devereaux, Casper WY, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles)
1963 - Warren DeMartini, heavy metal rocker (Dokken-Alone Again, Ratt)
1963 - Doris Leuthard, member of the Swiss Federal Council
1964 - Alan "Reni" Wren, English pop drummer (Stone Roses-Fools Gold)
1964 - Felicia Collins, Albany NY, guitarist (David Letterman)
1964 - Manon Bollegraf, den Bosch Neth, tennis star (semi 1996 Aust doubles)
1965 - Karen Booker, WNBA center (Utah Starzz)
1965 - Tim "Herb" Alexander, US funk metal drummer (Primus-Prok soda)
1965 - Tim Alexander, American musician
1966 - Neil Smith, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs, Den Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1967 - Donald Dufresne, Rimouski, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
1967 - Kay Whitmore, Sudbury, NHL goalie (NY Rangers)
1968 - Orlando Jones, American actor and comedian
1969 - Billy Jacoby, Flushing NY, actor (Brad-Silver Spoons, Maggie)
1969 - Dennis Vial, Sault Ste-Marie Ca, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
1969 - Wayne Lammle, WLAF kicker/punter (Scotland Claymores)
1969 - William Jayne, actor (Mikey Randall-Parker Lewis Can't Lose)
1969 - Ekaterini Koffa, Greek sprinter
1970 - Enrico Ciccone, Montreal, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks)
1970 - J J McCleskey, NFL safety (NO Saints, Arizona Cardinals)
1970 - Sean Gilbert, defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
1970 - Wesley Barnett, St Joseph Mo, Oly weightlifter (Pan Am-silver-1987)
1970 - Matt Barlow, American musician
1970 - Kenny Lattimore, American singer
1970 - Mike Mushok, American musician
1970 - Q-Tip, American musician
1971 - Karl Williams, wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1971 - Mihai Bagiu, Timisoara Romania, US gymnast (Olympics-96)
1971 - Nana Miyagi, Seattle Wash, tennis star (1995 final Surabaya doubles)
1972 - Maurice Harrell, NFL tight end (SD Chargers)
1972 - Richard Wearne, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1972 - Sue Merz, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
1973 - Guillaume Canet, French actor and film director
1973 - Roberto Carlos, Brazilian footballer
1973 - Aidan Moffat, Scottish musician
1973 - Christopher Simmons, American designer
1974 - Sherry Johnson, Owatonna Minnesota, Miss America-Minnesota (1996)
1974 - Petros Passalis, Greek footballer
1974 - Eric Greitens, American former military officer
1975 - Eric Den Besten, Bettendorf Iowa, rower (Olympics-1996)
1975 - Floris, Prince of Netherlands
1975 - Steve Washburn, Ottawa, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
1975 - Chris Carrabba, American singer
1976 - Sara Renner, Canadian cross country skier
1977 - Claudia Delpin, Miss Chile Universe (1997)
1978 - Jessica Davis, Greenbrae Calif, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-27th-96)
1979 - Tsuyoshi Domoto, Japanese artist
1979 - Shemekia Copeland, American singer
1979 - Rachel Corrie, American activist (d. 2003)
1979 - Sophie Ellis-Bextor, English singer
1979 - Peter Kopteff, Finnish footballer
1980 - Sean Avery, Canadian ice hockey player
1980 - Charlie Hunnam, British actor
1980 - Kasey Kahne, American race-car driver
1980 - Bryce Soderberg, American musician
1981 - Laura Bell Bundy, American actor
1981 - Liz McClarnon, British singer
1981 - Michael Pitt, American actor
1981 - Alexei Semenov, Russian ice hockey player
1982 - Damián Lanza, Ecuadorian footballer
1982 - Chyler Leigh, American actress
1982 - Andre Ethier, American baseball player
1983 - Ryan Merriman, American actor
1984 - Zoe, Melbourne Australia, 1st frozen-embryo child
1984 - Mandy Moore, American singer/actor
1985 - Carlos Tevez, Argentine footballer
1985 - Dion Phaneuf, Canadian ice hockey player
1986 - Olivia Borlée, Belgian athlete
1986 - Vincent Kompany, Belgian footballer
1986 - Ayesha Takia, Indian actress
1987 - Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano
1989 - Haley Joel Osment, LA Calif, actor (Matt-Jeff Foxworthy Show)
1990 - Lulinha, Brazilian footballer
1990 - Alex Pettyfer, English actor
1991 - Amanda Michalka, American actress/singer
2007 - Princess Ariane of the Netherlands, Dutch Princess
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