Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April 10 Birthdays

* 401 – Theodosius II, Roman emperor (d. 450)
* 1512 – James V of Scotland, Scottish king (d. 1542)
* 1583 – Hugo Grotius, Dutch philosopher and writer (d. 1645)
* 1651 – Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (d. 1708)
* 1656 – René Lepage de Sainte-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (d. 1718)
* 1704 – Benjamin Heath, English classical scholar (d. 1766)
* 1707 – Michel Corrette, French organist, composer and author of musical method books (d. 1795)
* 1713 – John Whitehurst, English clockmaker and scientist (d. 1788)
* 1735 – Button Gwinnett, Signer of the US Declaration of Independence (d. 1777)
* 1755 – Samuel Hahnemann, German physician (d. 1843)
* 1756 – William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1831)
* 1762 – Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist (d. 1834)
* 1778 – William Hazlitt, English writer (d. 1830)
* 1783 – Hortense de Beauharnais, Queen consort of Holland (d. 1837)
* 1794 – Matthew C. Perry, American commodore (d. 1858)
* 1796 – James "Jim" Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (d. 1836)
* 1806 – Juliette Drouet, French actress (d. 1883)
* 1827 – Lew Wallace, American Civil War figure and novelist (d. 1905)
* 1829 – William Booth, English founder of the Salvation Army (d. 1912)
* 1837 – Forceythe Willson, American poet (d. 1867)
* 1847 – Joseph Pulitzer, American journalist and publisher (d. 1911)
* 1864 – Eugen d'Albert, German composer (d. 1932)
* 1865 – Jack Miner, Canadian conservationist (d. 1944)
* 1867 – George William Russell, Irish nationalist (d. 1935)
* 1868 – George Arliss, English actor (d. 1946)
* 1873 – Kyösti Kallio, Finnish president (d. 1940)
* 1873 – Alfred Kubin, Austrian expressionist illustrator and writer (d. 1959)
* 1880 – Frances Perkins, American politician (d. 1965)
* 1880 – Mohammed Nadir Shah, Afghan king (d. 1933)
* 1880 – Montague Summers, English writer (d. 1948)
* 1887 – Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
* 1891 – Frank Barson, English footballer (d. 1968)
* 1894 – Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist (d. 1983)
* 1897 – Ross Youngs, American baseball player (d. 1927)
* 1903 – Clare Boothe Luce, American activist, (d. 1987)
* 1910 – Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (d. 2004)
* 1911 – Martin Denny, American musician (d. 2005)
* 1912 – Boris Kidrič, Slovenian politician (d. 1953)
* 1913 – Stefan Heym, German author (d. 2001)
* 1915 – Harry Morgan, American actor (d. 2011)
* 1917 – Robert Burns Woodward, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
* 1918 – Lee Bergere, American actor (d. 2007)
* 1921 – Chuck Connors, American actor (d. 1992)
* 1921 – Sheb Wooley, American actor and singer (d. 2003)
* 1923 – Roger Gaillard, Haitian historian and novelist (d. 2000)
* 1924 – Kenneth Noland, American painter (d. 2010)
* 1925 – Linda Goodman, American astrologer (d. 1995)
* 1926 – Junior Samples, American southern comedian (d. 1983)
* 1927 – Marshall Warren Nirenberg, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 2010)
* 1929 – Mike Hawthorn, English race car driver (d. 1959)
* 1929 – Max von Sydow, Swedish actor
* 1930 – Claude Bolling, French jazz composer and pianist
* 1930 – Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actor and comedian (d. 2006)
* 1930 – Dolores Huerta, American labor activist
* 1930 – Spede Pasanen, Finnish comedian (d. 2001)
* 1932 – Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor
* 1933 – Rokusuke Ei, Japanese lyricist and author
* 1934 – David Halberstam, American journalist and author (d. 2007)
* 1935 – John A. Bennett, American convicted rapist (d. 1961)
* 1936 – John Madden, American football coach and broadcaster
* 1937 – Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (d. 2010)
* 1938 – Don Meredith, American football player and broadcaster (d. 2010)
* 1939 – Claudio Magris, Italian author
* 1940 – Gloria Hunniford, Northern Irish TV and radio presenter
* 1941 – Paul Theroux, American author
* 1942 – Ian Callaghan, English footballer
* 1942 – Nick Auf der Maur, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1998)
* 1943 – Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete
* 1946 – David Angell, American television producer (d. 2001)
* 1946 – Bob Watson, American baseball player and executive
* 1946 – Adolf Winkelmann, German film director
* 1947 – Bunny Wailer, Jamaican musician
* 1949 – Daniel Mangeas, French sports commentator
* 1950 – Ken Griffey, Sr., American baseball player
* 1950 – Eddie Hazel, American guitarist (P-Funk and The Temptations) (d. 1992)
* 1950 – Akiko Wada, Japanese singer and television performer
* 1951 – David Helvarg, American journalist and environmental activist
* 1952 – Narayan Rane, Indian politician
* 1952 – Steven Seagal, American actor
* 1954 – Anne Lamott, American writer
* 1954 – Peter MacNicol, American actor
* 1955 – Lesley Garrett, British soprano
* 1957 – John M. Ford, American science fiction author and poet (d. 2006)
* 1957 – Steven Gustafson, American musician (10,000 Maniacs)
* 1958 – Bob Bell, British engineer
* 1958 – Yefim Bronfman, Russian-born pianist
* 1958 – Kenneth Edmonds, American music producer
* 1959 – Uwe Behrens, German footballer
* 1959 – Davy Carton, Irish musician (Saw Doctors)
* 1959 – Yvan Loubier, Canadian politician
* 1959 – Brian Setzer, American musician (Stray Cats)
* 1960 – Steve Bisciotti, American pro football team owner
* 1960 – Katrina Leskanich, American musician
* 1960 – Terry Teagle, American basketball player
* 1961 – Nicky Campbell, Scottish TV & radio presenter
* 1961 – Joe Cole, American roadie (d. 1991)
* 1962 – Steve Tasker, American football player
* 1963 – Warren DeMartini, American musician
* 1963 – Doris Leuthard, Swiss politician
* 1963 – Jeff Gray, American baseball player
* 1964 – Felicia Collins, American guitarist and singer
* 1965 – Tim Alexander, American musician
* 1967 – Donald Dufresne, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1967 – David Rovics, American folksinger
* 1968 – Orlando Jones, American actor and comedian
* 1969 – Billy Jayne, American actor
* 1969 – Ekaterini Koffa, Greek sprinter
* 1969 – Mike Mushok, American musician
* 1970 – Enrico Ciccone, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1970 – Leonard Dorin, Canadian boxer
* 1970 – Kenny Lattimore, American singer
* 1970 – Q-Tip, American musician
* 1971 – Al Reyes, Dominican baseball player
* 1971 – Brad William Henke, American actor
* 1973 – Guillaume Canet, French actor and film director
* 1973 – Roberto Carlos, Brazilian footballer
* 1973 – Aidan Moffat, Scottish musician
* 1973 – Christopher Simmons, American designer
* 1974 – Eric Greitens, American former military officer
* 1974 – Petros Passalis, Greek footballer
* 1974 – Henning Wehn, German comedian
* 1975 – Chris Carrabba, American singer
* 1975 – Matthew Phillips, New Zealand-born Italian rugby player
* 1976 – Sara Renner, Canadian cross country skier
* 1978 – Sir Christus, Finnish guitarist
* 1979 – Kenyon Coleman, American football player
* 1979 – Shemekia Copeland, American singer
* 1979 – Rachel Corrie, American activist (d. 2003)
* 1979 – Tsuyoshi Domoto, Japanese artist
* 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 – Gretchen Bleiler, American snowboarder
* 1981 – Laura Bell Bundy, American actor
* 1981 – Liz McClarnon, British singer (Atomic Kitten)
* 1981 – Michael Pitt, American actor
* 1981 – Alexei Semenov, Russian ice hockey player
* 1982 – Andre Ethier, American baseball player
* 1982 – Damián Lanza, Ecuadorian footballer
* 1982 – Chyler Leigh, American actress
* 1983 – Ryan Merriman, American actor
* 1983 – Jamie Chung, American actress
* 1984 – Mandy Moore, American singer/actor
* 1984 – Cara DeLizia, American actress
* 1984 – Jeremy Barrett (figure skater), American figure skater
* 1985 – Dion Phaneuf, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1986 – Olivia Borlée, Belgian athlete
* 1986 – Andrea Cesaro, Italian footballer
* 1986 – Vincent Kompany, Belgian footballer
* 1986 – Ayesha Takia, Indian actress
* 1986 – Fernando Gago, Argentine footballer
* 1987 – Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano
* 1987 – Shay Mitchell, Canadian Actress
* 1988 – Haley Joel Osment, American actor
* 1990 – Ben Amos, English footballer
* 1990 – Giorgos Economides, Greek-Cypriot footballer
* 1990 – Lulinha, Brazilian footballer
* 1990 – Alex Pettyfer, English actor
* 1991 – A.J. Michalka, American actress and singer
* 2007 – Princess Ariane of the Netherlands

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