Famous Birthdays on this Day, October 10:

1344 - Mary Plantagenet,English princess (d. 1362)
1486 - Charles III, Duke of Savoy
1567 - Infanta Caterina Micaela of Spain (d. 1597)
1599 - Jacob Aertsz Colom, Dutch publisher (Consolation of the Sea)
1678 - John Campbell, 2nd duke of Argyll/fieldmarshal (Union of 1707)
1684 - Jean Antoine Watteau, French rococo painter (Onverschillige)
1700 - Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (d. 1759)
1713 - Johann Ludwig Krebs, composer
1731 - Henry Cavendish, England, physicist/chemist (discovered hydrogen)
1738 - Benjamin West, painter (Death of General Wolfe)
1757 - Erik Acharius, Swedish botanist (lichens)
1779 - Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP
1780 - John Abercrombie, Scottish physician (d. 1844)
1790 - George Gerson, composer
1794 - William Whiting Boardman, American politician (d. 1871)
1804 - Albin Masek, composer
1813 - Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (d. 1901)
1817 - Christophorus H D Buys Ballot, Dutch meteorologist/founder KNMI
1819 - Zebulon York, Brig general (Confederate Army), died in 1900
1823 - Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner, composer
1825 - Paulus Kruger, Pres of South African Republic (1883), Boer leader
1828 - Samuel J. Randall, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1890)
1829 - Dandridge McRae, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
1830 - Isabella II, Queen of Spain (1833-68)
1832 - Theodore Shelton Bowers, Bvt Brig General (Union Army), died in 1866
1834 - Aleksis Kivi, [Stenvall], Finland, writer/poet (Nummisuutarit)
1847 - Gheorghe Dima, composer
1854 - Jeronimo Gimenez y Bellido, composer
1861 - Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian Arctic explorer/humanitarian (Nobel 1922)
1862 - Arthur De Greef, composer
1863 - Louis Cyr, French Canadian strongman (d. 1912)
1863 - Helen Dunbar, American actress (d. 1933)
1864 - T. Frank Appleby, United States Congressman from New Jersey (d. 1924)
1865 - Raffaele Merry del Val, Spanish cardinal
1868 - Guillermo M Tomas, composer
1870 - Louise Mack, Australian writer (d. 1935)
1876 - Walter Niemann, composer
1884 - C "Ormy" C Pearse, cricketer (3 Tests for S Afr in Australia 1910-11)
1884 - Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer/writer (Bint)
1885 - Walter Anderson, German folklorist (d. 1962)
1887 - Rie Cramer, [Marie Holman], Dutch cartoonist/author
1889 - Han [Henricus A] Van Meegeren, Dutch painter/art forger (Vermeer)
1892 - Ivo Andric, Yugoslavia, novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel 1961)
1893 - August Balthazar, Belgian politician
1895 - Johnny Taylor, cricketer (stalwart Aussie batsman of post-WW I days)
1895 - Fridolf Rhudin Swedish actor and comedian (d. 1935)
1895 - Wolfram von Richthofen, German field marshal (d. 1945)
1897 - Lamar Stringfield, composer
1897 - Pricilla L Williams, social activist/humanitarian
1898 - Lilly Daché, French-born milliner (d. 1989)
1900 - Helen Hayes, Wash DC, actress (Caesar & Cleopatra, Happy Birthday)
1901 - Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor
1903 - Charles T von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Count of Flanders/prince
1903 - Vernon Duke, composer
1905 - Jane Winton, Phila, actress (Hell's Angel, Patsy, Don Juan)
1906 - Paul Creston, [Giuseppe Guttoveggio], NY, composer (Creative Harmony)
1906 - R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (d. 2001)
1908 - David Alexander Reginald Herbert, writer
1908 - John Waldo Green, NYC, composer (Body & Soul, Guy Lombardo's arranger)
1908 - Mercè Rodoreda, Catalan novelist (d. 1983)
1909 - Florida Friebus, actress (Dobie Gillis' mom, Bob Newhart Show)
1909 - Luc van Brabant, Flemish writer/erotic poet
1909 - Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director
1910 - Alan Frank, music publisher
1910 - Milton "Tippy" Larkin, band leader
1910 - Price Daniel, (Gov/Sen-D-Texas)
1912 - Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist
1913 - Claude Simon, writer
1913 - Johnny Downs, Bkln NY, actor (Manhattan Showcase)
1914 - Dorothy Lamour, [Kaumeyer], NO LA, actress (Road to Bali, Road to Rio)
1914 - Ivory Joe Hunter, rocker
1914 - Tommy Fine, American baseball player (d. 2005)
1916 - Benson Fong, Sacramento CA, actress (Charlie Chan, Purple Heart)
1916 - Scott Huston, composer
1917 - Ilona Ference, actress (Quatermass II, Star of My Night)
1917 - Thelonious Monk, jazz composer/pianist
1918 - Bobby Byrne, Columbus Ohio, orch leader (Club Seven)
1918 - Jean Gimpel, author/iconoclast
1918 - Jigal Allon, Israeli politician
1918 - Thelonious Monk, jazz guitarist/composer/pianist (Monk's Dream)
1919 - Gerald Etheridge Gomez, cricketer (post-war WI all-rounder)
1921 - "Boy" [FHP] Trip, Dutch minister
1922 - Boeli [Willem C] van Leeuwen, Antillian writer (Vreemdeling Op Aarde)
1922 - Harry Cave, cricketer (NZ bowler & Test captain in the 1950's)
1923 - Louis Gottlieb, musician
1923 - Nicholas Parsons, English actor
1924 - Edward D Wood Jr, Poughkeepsie NY, director (Plan 9 from Outer Space)
1924 - Huey "Piano" Smith, rocker (Rockin' Pneumonia & Boogie Woogie Flu)
1924 - James Clavell, England, author (Tai Pan, Shogun) [or 1920, 22, 26)
1924 - Ludmilla Tcherina, French actress/ballet dancer (Sins of Rome)
1924 - Ed Wood, American filmmaker (d. 1978)
1925 - Ivan Svitak, philosopher
1925 - Great Antonio, Croatian-Canadian strongman (d. 2001)
1926 - Oscar Brown Jr, US songwriter (Brown Baby, Forbidden Fruit)
1926 - Richard Jaeckel, NY, actor (3:10 to Yuma, Sands of Iwo Jima)
1927 - Clairmonte Depeiaza, cricketer (world record partnership v Aust 1955)
1927 - John Eric Tieman, production manager (The Guardian)
1927 - Thomas Brendon Wilson, composer
1927 - Dana Elcar, American actor (d. 2005)
1930 - Adlai Stevenson III, (D-Sen-Ill)
1930 - Harold Pinter, London England, playwright (Homecoming, Servant)
1930 - Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (d. 1970)
1932 - Charles Dnaiels, archaeologist
1932 - Harry Smith, English footballer
1933 - Daniel Massey, London, actress (Vault of Horror)
1933 - Gerald Masters, South African/British author (Pan Book of Dates)
1933 - Jay Sebring, American hair stylist and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
1934 - Sadashiv Patil, cricketer (pace bowler in Test India v NZ 1955-56)
1935 - Paolo Renosto, composer
1935 - André Bureau, French Canadian communications executive
1935 - Abu Jihad, Founder of the Palestinian group Fatah (d. 1988)
1936 - Art Dick, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ of 60's)
1936 - Judith Chalmers, English TV hostess (Wish You Were Here)
1936 - Gerhard Ertl, German surface chemist, Nobel laureate, 2007.
1937 - Bruce Devlin, Armidale Australia, PGA golfer (1964 St Petersburg Open)
1938 - Marcus Jan Adriani, biologist/director (Weevers' Duin)
1938 - Tobias A Roth, (Rep-R-Wisconsin, 1979- )
1938 - Moriyama Daido, Japanese photographer
1939 - Joseph Pitts, American politician
1941 - Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa, writer/environmentalist
1941 - Laurence Henry Tribe, Shanghai China, Harvard Law professor
1942 - Peter Coyote, [Cohon], NYC, actor (Kika, Living a Lie, Exposure, ET)
1942 - Radu Vasile, Romanian Prime Minister
1943 - Denis D'Ell, [Dennis Dalziel], rocker
1943 - Earl of Stockton, English publisher/grandson of premier Macmillan
1943 - Jean-Jacques Annaud, director (Bear, Black & White, Coup de Tete)
1943 - Frederick Barthelme, American author
1944 - Christopher N Dlamini, South African union/SACP-leader
1944 - Renier S Schoeman, S Afr MP (NP)/journalist
1944 - Stephen Scott, composer
1945 - Alan Cartwright, rocker (Procul Harum)
1946 - Ben Vereen, Miami Fla, actor/dancer (Pippin, Roots, Webster)
1946 - Charles Dane, England, actor (Plenty, Jewel in the Crown)
1946 - Franco Malerba, Genoa Italy, astronaut (STS 46)
1946 - John Prine, Maywood Ill, country singer (Hello in There)
1946 - Peter Mahvolich, NHL star (Mont Canadiens)
1946 - Charles Dance, English actor
1946 - Mildred Grieveson (aka: Anne Mather, Caroline Fleming, Cardine Fleming), English writer
1946 - Naoto Kan, Japanese politician
1946 - Chris Tarrant, English TV presenter
1947 - Alan Rachins, Cambridge Mass, actor (Douglas-LA Law)
1947 - Martin Ruane, English professional wrestler (d. 1998)
1948 - Greg Lake, rocker
1948 - Rosemary Casals, SF Calif, tennis doubles (5X Wimbledon) [or Sep 16]
1948 - Séverine, French singer
1948 - Ed Volker, American musician
1949 - Greg Douglas, rocker (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
1949 - Jessica Harper, Chicago IL, actress (Inserts, Stardust Memories)
1949 - Lance Cairns, cricketer (big-hitting NZ medium-pace bowler)
1950 - Dennis Holmes, actor (Mike-Laramie)
1950 - Peter Jan Rens, Dutch actor/director (Mister Cactus, Passion)
1950 - Nora Roberts, American novelist
1951 - Epeli Ganilau, Fijian statesman
1953 - Gus Williams, NBA guard (Golden State, Seattle, Washington)
1953 - Midge Ure, Glasgow Scot, rocker (Dear God, Ultravox-We Came to Dance)
1954 - "Maestro" Jimmy Fearnley, English accordionist (The Pogues)
1954 - Rekha, Bollywood actress
1954 - Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian singer and actor
1955 - David Lee Roth, Bloomington, rock singer (Van Halen-Jump)
1956 - Melissa Belote, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1972)
1956 - Mark Gordon, American film producer
1957 - Craig Marseilles, Toronto, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Gold Coast)
1957 - Rumiko Takahashi, Japanese artist
1958 - J Eddie Peck, Joplin Missouri, actor (Bold & Beautiful-Cole Howard)
1958 - John M Grunsfeld, Chicago Ill, PhD/astronaut (STS 67, 81)
1958 - Tanya Tucker, Seminole Tx, country singer/actress (Follow that Car)
1959 - Chris Lowe, English rock keyboardist (Pet Shop Boys-It's a Sin)
1959 - Kirsty MacColl, English singer (d. 2000)
1959 - Bradley Whitford, American actor
1960 - Eric Martin, rocker (Mr Big)
1961 - Brian Lee Diemer, Grand Rapids Mich, steeplechase (Olymp-bronze-1984)
1961 - Martin Kemp, London, rock bassist (Spandau Ballet)
1961 - Jodi Benson, American voice actress
1961 - Henrik Jørgensen, Danish marathon runner
1962 - Rex J Walheim, Redwood City Calif, Capt USAF/astronaut
1963 - Mike Donnelly, Detroit, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
1963 - Daniel Pearl, American journalist (d. 2002)
1963 - Jolanda de Rover, Dutch swimmer
1964 - Maxi Gnauck, German DR, uneven parallel bars (Olympic-gold-1980)
1964 - Neneh Cherry, Stockholm Sweden, rock vocalist
1964 - Quinton Flynn, American voice actor
1965 - Brett Perriman, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins)
1965 - Clive Jones, British engineer
1965 - Chris Penn, American actor (d. 2006)
1965 - Rebecca Pidgeon, American actress
1965 - Toshi, Japanese singer (X Japan)
1965 - Steve Scalise, American politician
1966 - Darren Carrington, NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1966 - Derrick McKey, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
1966 - Elana Meyer, [van Zyl], South Africa, runner (Olympics-silver-92)
1966 - Kevin Paige, vocalist (Don't Shut Me Out)
1966 - Tony Adams, English footballer
1967 - Frank Wainright, tight end (Miami Dolphins)
1967 - Willie Davis, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs, Tennessee Oilers)
1967 - Jonathan Littell, French-American writer
1968 - James Williams, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers)
1968 - L B Williams, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1968 - Nancy Brookhart, Elmhurst Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17th-1994)
1968 - Bart Brentjens, Dutch mountain biker
1969 - Brett Favre, NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1969 - Scott Anthony Murray Nelson, Geelong Australia, NZ 20k walker (Oly-96)
1970 - Glenn Foley, NFL quarterback (NY Jets)
1970 - Helen Louise Goldsby, Brooklyn NY, Miss America (NY-Top 10-1996)
1970 - Dean Kiely, Irish footballer
1970 - Silke Kraushaar-Pielach, German luger
1970 - Bai Ling, Chinese American actress
1970 - Corinna May, German singer
1970 - Mohammed Mourhit, Belgian athlete
1970 - Sir Matthew Pinsent, English rower
1971 - Bryn Parry, Vancouver BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 BC Amateur-2nd)
1971 - Claus Dalpiaz, hockey goaltender (Team Austria 1998)
1971 - Corey Louchiey, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
1971 - Ian Bennett, English footballer
1971 - Evgeny Kissin, Russian pianist
1972 - Alexei Zhitnik, Kiev Ukraine, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
1972 - Hunter Goodwin, tight end (Minnesota Vikings)
1972 - Marianne Limpert, Matagami Quebec, 200m relay swimmer (Oly-silver-96)
1972 - Trent McCleary, Swift Current, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators)
1972 - Yinka Dare, NBA center (NJ Nets)
1972 - Jun Lana, Filipino playwright and screenwriter
1973 - A J Ofodile, tight end (Baltimore Ravens)
1973 - Jeff Shantz, Duchess, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
1973 - Jessica Shahriari, Miss USA-Arizona (1997)
1973 - John Mobley, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1973 - Mario Lopez, San Diego Calif, actor (A C Slater-Saved by the Bell)
1973 - Zach Thornton, Balt Md, soccer goalkeeper (Olympics-gold-96)
1974 - Chris Pronger, NHL defenseman (Team Canada Oly-1998, St. Louis)
1974 - Naike Rivelli, Germany, model/daughter of Ornella Muti
1974 - Assi Cohen, Israeli comedian and actor
1974 - Julio Ricardo Cruz, Argentinian footballer
1974 - Dale Earnhardt Jr, American NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver
1975 - Ramón Morales, Mexican footballer
1976 - Shane Doan, Eston, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets)
1976 - Bob Burnquist, Brazilian-born skateboarder
1976 - Pat Burrell, American baseball player
1978 - Autumn Waterbury, Miss Illinois Teen USA (2nd-1997)
1978 - Brandi Watkins, Miss Arkansas Teen USA (1997)
1978 - Jodi Lynn O'Keefe, Cliffwood Beach NJ, actress (Cassidy-Nash Bridges)
1979 - Mya Harrison, American singer
1979 - Nicolás Massú, Chilean tennis player
1979 - Wu Chun, Brunei born Taiwanese actor
1979 - Ahn Chil Hyun (Kangta), lead singer of the former South Korean group H.O.T.
1980 - Elvis Hammond, Ghanaian footballer
1980 - Tim Maurer, American singer (Suburban Legends)
1980 - Sherine, Egyptian singer
1981 - Michael Oliver, American actor
1982 - Eddie J Peck, Lynchburg Pa, actor (Sutton-Wildside)
1982 - Amon Buchanan, Australian rules footballer
1982 - Hideki Mutoh, Japanese racing driver
1983 - Vusimuzi Sibanda, Zimbabwean cricketer
1984 - Stephanie Cheng, Hong Kong singer
1984 - Chiaki Kuriyama, Japanese actress
1984 - Paul Posluszny, American football player
1984 - Troy Tulowitzki, American baseball player
1984 - Rod Benson, American basketball player
1985 - Dominique Cornu, Belgian professional cyclist
1985 - Aaron Himelstein, American actor
1986 - Nathan Jawai, Australian basketball player
1991 - Gabriella Cilmi, Australian singer
1991 - Mariana Espósito, Argentine actress, singer and model
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