Friday, February 10, 2012

February 10 Birthdays

* 1499 – Thomas Platter, Swiss humanist (d. 1582)
* 1524 – Albrecht Giese, German politician and diplomat (d. 1580)
* 1606 – Christine Marie of France, regent of Savoy (d. 1663)
* 1609 – John Suckling, English poet (d. 1642)
* 1685 – Aaron Hill, English writer (d. 1750)
* 1696 – Johann Melchior Molter, German baroque composer and violinist (d. 1765)
* 1744 – William Cornwallis, Royal Navy admiral (d.1819)
* 1775 – Charles Lamb, English essayist (d. 1834)
* 1783 – Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian painter (d. 1873)
* 1785 – Claude-Louis Navier, French physicist (d. 1836)
* 1795 – Ary Scheffer, French painter (d. 1858)
* 1824 – Samuel Plimsoll, British politician and social reformer
* 1846 – Charles Beresford, British admiral and politician (d. 1919)
* 1846 – Ira Remsen, American chemist (d. 1927)
* 1847 – Nabinchandra Sen, famous Bengali poet (d. 1909)
* 1859 – Alexandre Millerand, French politician (d. 1943)
* 1868 – Prince Waldemar of Prussia, son of Emperor Frederick III (d. 1879)
* 1884 – Frederick Hawksworth, British railroad mechanical engineer (d. 1976)
* 1890 –Fanny Kaplan, Russian political revolutionary and attempted assassin of Vladimir Lenin (d. 1918)
* 1890 – Boris Pasternak, Russian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1960)
* 1892 – Alan Hale Sr., American actor (d. 1950)
* 1893 – Jimmy Durante, American actor and comedian (d. 1980)
* 1893 – Bill Tilden, American tennis player (d. 1953)
* 1894 – Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1957-1963 (d. 1986)
* 1897 – Dame Judith Anderson, Australian actress (d. 1992)
* 1897 – John Franklin Enders, American scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1985)
* 1898 – Bertolt Brecht, German author (d. 1956)
* 1898 – Joseph Kessel, French journalist and novelist (d. 1979)
* 1901 – Stella Adler, American actress (d. 1992)
* 1902 – Walter Houser Brattain, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1987)
* 1903 – Waldemar Hoven, German physician (d. 1948)
* 1903 – Matthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer (d. 1939)
* 1904 – John Farrow, American film director (d. 1963)
* 1905 – Walter A. Brown, American professional sports team owner and executive (d. 1964)
* 1905 – William Henry "Chick" Webb, American drummer and swing band leader (d. 1939)
* 1906 – Lon Chaney Jr., American actor (d. 1973)
* 1906 – Erik Rhodes, American actor (d. 1990)
* 1910 – Dominique Pire, Belgian friar, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (d. 1969)
* 1913 – Douglas Slocombe, British cinematographer
* 1914 – Larry Adler, American harmonica player (d. 2001)
* 1920 – Alex Comfort, British physician and writer (d. 2000)
* 1920 – Neva Patterson, American actress (d. 2010)
* 1920 – José Manuel Castañón, Spanish writer (d. 2001)
* 1922 – Árpád Göncz, former President of Hungary
* 1924 – Bud Poile, Canadian hockey player and executive (d. 2005)
* 1926 – Danny Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1993)
* 1927 – Leontyne Price, American soprano
* 1927 – Brian Priestman, British conductor
* 1929 – Jerry Goldsmith, American composer (d. 2004)
* 1929 – Jim Whittaker, American mountaineer
* 1929 – Lou Whittaker, American mountaineer
* 1930 – E. L. Konigsburg, American author and illustrator of children's and young adult fiction
* 1930 – Robert Wagner, American actor
* 1931 – Doug Young, American voice actor
* 1933 – Richard Schickel, American film critic
* 1934 – Fleur Adcock, New Zealand poet
* 1935 – John Alcorn, American designer and illustrator (d. 1992)
* 1935 – Theodore Antoniou, Greek composer
* 1937 – Roberta Flack, American singer
* 1939 – Adrienne Clarkson, Canadian politician
* 1939 – Peter Purves, British actor and television presenter
* 1940 – Kenny Rankin, American pop and jazz singer and songwriter (d. 2009)
* 1940 – Mary Rand, British athlete, former world record holder in the long jump
* 1941 – Michael Apted, British director
* 1943 – Bill Laskey, American football player
* 1944 – Peter Allen, Australian singer and actor (d. 1992)
* 1944 – Frank Keating, American politician and 25th Governor of Oklahoma
* 1944 – Frances Moore Lappe, American writer and activist
* 1944 – Rufus Reid, American jazz bassist
* 1944 – Vernor Vinge, American novelist
* 1946 – Eliot Wald, American comedy writer
* 1947 – Louise Arbour, Canadian jurist
* 1947 – Butch Morris, American jazz cornetist and composer
* 1947 – Nicholas Owen, English journalist
* 1948 – Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician (d. 1994)
* 1949 – Jim Corcoran, Canadian singer and songwriter
* 1949 – Maxime Le Forestier, French singer
* 1949 – Nigel Olsson, English drummer
* 1949 – Harold Sylvester, American actor
* 1950 – Mark Spitz, American swimmer
* 1951 – Robert Iger, American entertainment executive
* 1952 – Lee Hsien Loong, Singaporean politician
* 1954 – Larry McWilliams, American baseball player
* 1955 – Christopher Adams, British wrestler and judoka (d. 2001)
* 1955 – Jim Cramer, American television personality
* 1955 – Greg Norman, Australian golfer
* 1956 – Enele Sopoaga, Tuvaluan politician and diplomat
* 1958 – Michael Weiss, American jazz pianist
* 1959 – John Calipari, American basketball coach
* 1959 – Dennis Gentry, American football player
* 1959 – Lisa McPherson, American Scientologist (d. 1995)
* 1960 – Robert Addie, British actor (d. 2003)
* 1961 – Alexander Payne, American film director
* 1961 – George Stephanopoulos, American political commentator
* 1962 – Cliff Burton, American bass player (Metallica) (d. 1986)
* 1962 – Bobby Czyz, American boxer
* 1962 – Piero Pelù, Italian singer and songwriter (Litfiba)
* 1963 – Lenny Dykstra, American baseball player
* 1963 – Philip Glenister, English actor
* 1964 – Glenn Beck, American author, radio and television host
* 1964 – Victor Davis, Canadian swimmer (d. 1989)
* 1964 – Arthur Lenk, Israeli diplomat
* 1964 – Francesca Neri, Italian actress
* 1965 – Mario Jean, Quebec comedian and television actor
* 1966 – Daryl Johnston, American football player
* 1966 – Ioannis Kalitzakis, Greek footballer
* 1967 – Laura Dern, American actress
* 1967 – Jacky Durand, French cyclist
* 1967 – Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby player (d. 1999)
* 1967 – Armand Serrano, Filipino animator
* 1968 – Matthias Hamann, German footballer
* 1968 – Peter Popovic, Swedish ice hockey player
* 1968 – Garrett Reisman, American astronaut
* 1968 – Atika Suri, Indonesian television newscaster
* 1969 – Laurie Dhue, American television personality
* 1969 – Joe Mangrum, American artist
* 1970 – Alberto Castillo, Dominican baseball player
* 1970 – Melissa Doyle, Australian TV personality
* 1970 – Nobushige Kumakubo, Japanese racing driver
* 1970 – Noureddine Naybet, Moroccan footballer
* 1970 – Åsne Seierstad, Norwegian journalist
* 1971 – Louie Spicolli, American wrestler (d. 1998)
* 1971 – Lisa Marie Varon, American wrestler
* 1974 – Elizabeth Banks, American actress
* 1974 – Ty Law, American football player
* 1974 – Ivri Lider, Israeli singer
* 1974 – Tanoai Reed, American stunt performer
* 1975 – Hiroki Kuroda, Japanese baseball player
* 1975 – Kool Savas, German rapper
* 1976 – Lance Berkman, American baseball player
* 1976 – Keeley Hawes, English actress
* 1976 – Vedran Runje, Croatian footballer
* 1977 – Salif Diao, Senegalese footballer
* 1978 – Lorna Bailey, English ceramic designer
* 1978 – Don Omar, Puerto Rican singer
* 1979 – Joey Hand, American race car driver
* 1979 – Jumaine Jones, American basketball player
* 1979 – Daryl Palumbo, American musician
* 1979 – Ross Powers, American snowboarder
* 1980 – César Izturis, Venezuelan baseball player
* 1980 – Enzo Maresca, Italian footballer
* 1980 – Mike Ribeiro, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1980 – Bruno Sundov, Croatian basketball player
* 1981 – Andrew Johnson, English footballer
* 1981 – Natasha St-Pier, Canadian singer
* 1981 – Holly Willoughby, British TV presenter
* 1982 – Keith Dunne, Irish footballer
* 1982 – Justin Gatlin, American sprinter
* 1982 – Iafeta Paleaaesina, New Zealand rugby league player
* 1983 – Bless, Canadian rapper
* 1983 – Daiane dos Santos, Brazilian gymnast
* 1983 – James Ryan, New Zealand rugby player
* 1984 – Alex Gordon, American baseball player
* 1984 – Kim Hyo-jin, South Korean actress
* 1986 – Jeff Adrien, American basketball player
* 1986 – Viktor Troicki, Serbian tennis player
* 1986 – Roberto Jiménez Gago, Spanish footballer
* 1986 – Yui Ichikawa, Japanese actress and model
* 1986 – Radamel Falcao, Colombian footballer
* 1987 – Choi Siwon, South Korean singer (Super Junior)
* 1987 – Erin Burger, South African netballer
* 1989 – Bunmi Mojekwu, British actress
* 1990 – Sooyoung (Choi Soo-young), South Korean singer (Girls' Generation)
* 1991 – Emma Roberts, American actress
* 1994 – Makenzie Vega, American actress
* 1995 – Haruna Kawaguchi, Japanese model and actress
* 1996 – Christina Parie, Australian singer/songwriter
* 1997 – Chloë Moretz, American actress

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