Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Famous Birthdays on this Day in History

May 10 

 213 – Claudius II, Roman emperor (d. 270)

  • 1265 – Emperor Fushimi of Japan (d. 1317)
  • 1604 – Jean Mairet, French dramatist (d. 1686)
  • 1641 – Dudley North, English economist (d. 1691)
  • 1714 – Sophie Charlotte Ackermann, German actress (d. 1792)
  • 1727 – Anne Robert Turgot, French statesman (d. 1781)
  • 1746 – Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (d. 1818)
  • 1755 – Robert Gray, American sea captain (d. 1806)
  • 1756 – Singu Min, King of Burma (d. 1782)
  • 1760 – Johann Peter Hebel, German poet (d. 1826)
  • 1760 – Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French composer (La Marseillaise) (d. 1836)
  • 1770 – Louis Nicolas Davout, French marshal (d. 1823)
  • 1775 – Antoine Charles Louis Lasalle, French cavalry general (d. 1809)
  • 1788 – Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist (d. 1827)
  • 1788 – Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, Russian-born queen of Württemberg (d. 1819)
  • 1810 – Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, British lexicographer (d. 1897)
  • 1813 – Montgomery Blair, American politician (d. 1883)
  • 1838 – John Wilkes Booth, American actor and assassin of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1865)
  • 1840 – Hadzhi Dimitar, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1868)
  • 1841 – James Gordon Bennett Jr., American publisher (New York Herald) (d. 1918)
  • 1843 – Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (d. 1920)
  • 1847 – Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician (d. 1923)
  • 1863 – Upendrakishore Ray, Indian writer, painter and composer (d. 1915)
  • 1866 – Léon Bakst, Russian artist (d. 1924)
  • 1868 – Ed Barrow, American baseball manager (d. 1953)
  • 1872 – Marcel Mauss, French sociologist (d. 1950)
  • 1874 – Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (d. 1941)
  • 1876 – Ivan Cankar, Slovenian writer (d. 1918)
  • 1878 – Gustav Stresemann, Chancellor of Germany, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1929)
  • 1879 – Symon Petlura, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1926)
  • 1886 – Karl Barth, Swiss Protestant theologian (d. 1968)
  • 1886 – Olaf Stapledon, British author and philosopher (d. 1950)
  • 1886 – Felix Manalo, Philippine Founder and 1st Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
  • 1888 – Max Steiner, Austrian composer (d. 1971)
  • 1889 – Mae Murray, American actress (d. 1965)
  • 1890 – Alfred Jodl, German general (d. 1946)
  • 1895 – Kama Chinen, Japanese supercentenarian (d. 2010)
  • 1897 – Einar Gerhardsen, Prime minister of Norway (d. 1987)
  • 1898 – Ariel Durant, American historian (d. 1981)
  • 1899 – Fred Astaire, American dancer and actor (d. 1987)
  • 1899 – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ukrainian-born composer (d. 1979)
  • 1901 – J.D. Bernal, British crystallographer (d. 1971)
  • 1902 – Anatole Litvak, Ukrainian-born film director (d. 1974)
  • 1902 – David O. Selznick, American film producer (d. 1965)
  • 1903 – Otto Bradfisch, Nazi leader (d. 1994)
  • 1905 – Markos Vamvakaris, Greek rebetiko musician and songwriter (d. 1972)
  • 1907 – Freddie Spencer Chapman, British army officer (d. 1971)
  • 1908 – Carl Albert, American politician (d. 2000)
  • 1909 – Maybelle Carter, American musician (d. 1978)
  • 1911 – Bel Kaufman, American author
  • 1915 – Denis Thatcher, British businessman and husband of Margaret Thatcher (d. 2003)
  • 1916 – Milton Babbitt, American composer (d. 2011)
  • 1918 – T. Berry Brazelton, American pediatrician
  • 1918 – George Welch, American pilot (d. 1954)
  • 1920 – Jeff Cooper, American Handgun Expert (d. 2006)
  • 1922 – Nancy Walker, American actress (d. 1992)
  • 1923 – Heydar Aliyev, Ex-President and Leader of Azerbaijan Republic (d. 2003)
  • 1926 – Hugo Banzer, Bolivian dictator (d. 2002)
  • 1927 – Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author
  • 1928 – Arnold Rüütel, Estonian president
  • 1929 – Antonine Maillet, French-Canadian novelist and playwright
  • 1930 – Scott Muni, American radio DJ (d. 2004)
  • 1930 – Pat Summerall, American football player and broadcaster
  • 1931 – Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter
  • 1933 – Barbara Taylor Bradford, English writer
  • 1934 – Jeanine Basinger, American film scholar
  • 1934 – Cliff Wilson, Welsh snooker player (d. 1994)
  • 1935 – Larry Williams, American singer and songwriter (d. 1980)
  • 1936 – Timothy Birdsall, English cartoonist (d. 1963)
  • 1936 – Gary Owens, American actor and announcer
  • 1937 – Jim Hickman, American baseball player
  • 1937 – Tamara Press, Soviet athlete
  • 1938 – Jean Becker, French director, screenwriter and actor
  • 1938 – Manuel Santana, Spanish tennis champion
  • 1938 – Marina Vlady, French actress
  • 1940 – Wayne A. Downing, retired United States Army general
  • 1942 – Jim Calhoun, American college basketball coach
  • 1942 – Youssouf Sambo Bâ, Burkinabé politician
  • 1943 – David Clennon, American actor
  • 1943 – Richard Darman, American economist
  • 1944 – Jim Abrahams, American film director
  • 1944 – Marie-France Pisier, French actress (d. 2011)
  • 1946 – Donovan, Scottish musician
  • 1946 – Graham Gouldman, British musician and songwriter (10cc)
  • 1946 – Maureen Lipman, English actress
  • 1946 – Dave Mason, English musician (Traffic)
  • 1946 – Diderik Wagenaar, Dutch composer and musical theorist
  • 1947 – Caroline Cooney, American author
  • 1947 – Jay Ferguson, American musician and composer
  • 1947 – Thomas Tessier, American author
  • 1952 – Kikki Danielsson, Swedish singer
  • 1952 – Manuel Mora Morales, Spanish director and writer
  • 1953 – John Diamond, English journalist (d. 2001)
  • 1953 – Tito Santana, Mexican-American professional wrestler
  • 1954 – F. Charles Brunicardi, American surgeon
  • 1955 – Chris Berman, American sportscaster
  • 1955 – Mark David Chapman, American murderer of John Lennon
  • 1956 – Paige O'Hara, American Broadway singer and actress
  • 1956 – Vladislav Listyev, Russian television anchor and journalist (d. 1995)
  • 1957 – Sid Vicious, English bassist (The Sex Pistols) (d. 1979)
  • 1958 – Gaétan Boucher, Canadian speed skater
  • 1958 – Rick Santorum, American politician
  • 1958 – Yu Suzuki, Japanese creator of Virtua Fighter series
  • 1959 – Victoria Rowell, American actress
  • 1959 – Danny Schayes, American basketball player
  • 1960 – Bono, Irish singer (U2)
  • 1960 – Dean Heller, American politician
  • 1960 – Merlene Ottey, Jamaican/Slovenian track athlete
  • 1961 – Danny Carey, American drummer (Tool, Pigmy Love Circus)
  • 1961 – Johanna ter Steege, Dutch actress
  • 1962 – Brad Soderberg, American college basketball head coach
  • 1963 – Lisa Nowak, American astronaut
  • 1963 – A. Raja, Indian politician
  • 1965 – Linda Evangelista, Canadian supermodel
  • 1965 – Rony Seikaly, Lebanese basketball player
  • 1966 – Jonathan Edwards, English athlete
  • 1967 – Scott Brison, Canadian politician
  • 1967 – Jon Ronson, British journalist and author
  • 1967 – Nobuhiro Takeda, Japanese footballer and sportscaster
  • 1967 – Young MC, American rapper
  • 1968 – William Regal (Darren Matthews), English professional wrestler
  • 1968 – Al Murray, British comedian
  • 1968 – Erik Palladino, American actor
  • 1968 – Ed Sanders, British actor and television personality
  • 1969 – Dennis Bergkamp, Dutch footballer
  • 1969 – John Scalzi, American writer
  • 1970 – Perry Blake, Irish singer/songwriter
  • 1970 – Bob Carter, American voice actor
  • 1970 – Gabriela Montero, Venezuelan pianist
  • 1970 – Gina Philips, American actress
  • 1970 – Sally Phillips, British actress and comedienne
  • 1970 – Dallas Roberts, American actor
  • 1970 – David Weir, Scottish footballer
  • 1971 – Adriano Giannini, Italian actor
  • 1971 – Craig Mack, American rapper
  • 1971 – Ådne Søndrål, Norwegian speed skater
  • 1971 – Leslie Stefanson, American actress
  • 1972 – Radosław Majdan, Polish footballer
  • 1973 – Aviv Geffen, Israeli singer/songwriter (Blackfield)
  • 1973 – Ollie le Roux, South African rugby player
  • 1973 – Jerome Williams, American basketball player
  • 1974 – Liu Fang, Chinese musician
  • 1974 – Sylvain Wiltord, French footballer
  • 1975 – Andrea Anders, American Actress
  • 1975 – Torbjørn Brundtland, Norwegian musician (Röyksopp)
  • 1975 – Hélio Castroneves, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1975 – Adam Deadmarsh, American ice hockey player
  • 1975 – Shin Jung-hwan, Korean singer
  • 1976 – Stuart Braithwaite, Scottish musician (Mogwai)
  • 1976 – Rachel Gordon, Australian actress
  • 1976 – Steve Howard, Scottish footballer
  • 1976 – Rob Malda, American internet writer/editor (Slashdot)
  • 1976 – Udo Mechels, Belgian singer
  • 1976 – Aggeliki Tsiolakoudi, Greek javelin thrower
  • 1977 – Henri Camara, Senegalese footballer
  • 1977 – Nick Heidfeld, German Formula One driver
  • 1977 – Denise Ho, Hong Kong singer
  • 1977 – Chas Licciardello, Australian comedian
  • 1977 – Keith Murray, American singer (We Are Scientists)
  • 1978 – Kenan Thompson, American actor
  • 1979 – Lee Hyori, South Korean singer
  • 1980 – Namitha Kapoor, Indian actress
  • 1981 – Samuel Dalembert, Haitian basketball player
  • 1981 – Humberto Suazo, Chilean footballer
  • 1982 – Jeremy Gable, American playwright
  • 1982 – Daniel Harris, Australian rules footballer
  • 1983 – Gustav Fridolin, Swedish politician
  • 1983 – Natalia Zabala, Spanish beauty pageant contestant
  • 1984 – Edward Mujica, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1984 – Kristyna Myles, British singer
  • 1985 – Ryan Getzlaf, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985 – Odette Yustman, American actress
  • 1987 – Wilson Chandler, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Anej Lovrečič, Slovenian footballer
  • 1989 – Lindsey Shaw, American actress
  • 1990 – Josh Dugan, Australian rugby league player
  • 1991 – Giorgos Machlelis, Greek footballer
  • 1992 – Zia Marquez, Filipino actress
  • 1992 – Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer
  • 1993 – Mirai Shida, Japanese actress


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