Thursday, December 10, 2015

December 10 Birthdays

1452 – Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531)
1588 – Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (d. 1637)
1713 – Johann Nicolaus Mempel, German cantor and organist (d. 1747)
1751 – George Shaw, English botanist and zoologist (d. 1813)
1776 – Archduchess Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Este (d. 1848)
1787 – Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American educator, founded the American School for the Deaf (d. 1851)
1804 – Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, German mathematician and academic (d. 1851)
1805 – Joseph Škoda, Czech physician, dermatologist, and academic (d. 1881)
1815 – Ada Lovelace, English mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1852)
1821 – Nikolay Nekrasov, Russian poet and critic (d. 1877)
1822 – César Franck, Belgian organist and composer (d. 1890)
1824 – George MacDonald, Scottish minister, author, and poet (d. 1905)
1827 – Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1913)
1830 – Emily Dickinson, American poet (d. 1886)
1851 – Melvil Dewey, American librarian, created the Dewey Decimal System (d. 1931)
1861 – Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick (d. 1938)
1866 – Louis Bolk, Dutch anatomist and biologist (d. 1930)
1870 – Mary Bonaparte, French daughter of Napoléon Charles Bonaparte, 5th Prince of Canino (d. 1947)
1870 – Adolf Loos, Austrian architect, designed Villa Müller (d. 1933)
1870 – Pierre Louÿs, Belgian-French author and poet (d. 1925)
1878 – C. Rajagopalachari, Indian lawyer and politician, 45th Governor-General of India (d. 1972)
1880 – Fred Immler, German actor (d. 1965)
1882 – Otto Neurath, Austrian sociologist and philosopher (d. 1945)
1882 – Shigenori Tōgō, Japanese politician, 37th Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 1950)
1882 – Louis Wilkins, American pole vaulter (d. 1950)
1885 – Marios Varvoglis, Greek composer and conductor (d. 1967)
1886 – Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, English field marshal and politician, 17th Governor General of Canada (d. 1969)
1886 – Annie Bos, Dutch actress (d. 1975)
1886 – Victor McLaglen, English-American boxer and actor (d. 1959)
1889 – Ray Collins, American actor (d. 1965)
1891 – Arlie Mucks, American discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1967)
1891 – Nelly Sachs, German-Swedish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
1896 – Torsten Bergström, Swedish actor and director (d. 1948)
1903 – Una Merkel, American actress and singer (d. 1986)
1905 – Valter Palm, Estonian-American boxer (d. 1994)
1906 – Jules Ladoumègue, French runner (d. 1973)
1907 – Rumer Godden, English author and poet (d. 1998)
1907 – Lucien Laurent, French footballer and coach (d. 2005)
1908 – Olivier Messiaen, French composer and ornithologist (d. 1992)
1909 – Hermes Pan, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1990)
1910 – Ambrosio Padilla, Filipino basketball player, baseball player and politician (d. 1996)
1911 – Chet Huntley, American journalist (d. 1974)
1912 – Philip Hart, American lawyer and politician, 49th Lieutenant Governor of Michigan (d. 1976)
1913 – Pannonica de Koenigswarter, English-American composer (d. 1988)
1913 – Morton Gould, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1996)
1913 – Harry Locke, English actor (d. 1987)
1914 – Dorothy Lamour, American actress and singer (d. 1996)
1915 – Nicky Barr, Australian rugby player and fighter pilot (d. 2006)
1916 – Walt Arfons, American race car driver (d. 2013)
1916 – Rafael Ruiz, Spanish field hockey player (d. 2006)
1917 – Yahya Petra of Kelantan (d. 1979)
1918 – Anne Gwynne, American actress and singer (d. 2003)
1918 – Anatoli Tarasov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1995)
1919 – Alexander Courage, American composer and conductor (d. 2008)
1920 – Clarice Lispector, Ukrainian-Brazilian journalist and author (d. 1977)
1920 – Reginald Rose, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2002)
1920 – Thanassis Skordalos, Greek lyra player and composer (d. 1998)
1922 – Lucía Hiriart, Chilean wife of Augusto Pinochet, 30th First Lady of Chile
1923 – Harold Gould, American actor (d. 2010)
1923 – Clorindo Testa, Italian-Argentinian architect, designed the National Library of the Argentine Republic and Marriott Plaza Hotel (d. 2013)
1924 – Michael Manley, Jamaican pilot and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Jamaica (d. 1997)
1925 – Jean Byron, American actress (d. 2006)
1925 – Carolyn Kizer, American poet and academic (d. 2014)
1927 – Bob Farrell, American businessman, founded Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour (d. 2015)
1927 – Danny Matt, German-Israeli general (d. 2013)
1927 – Agnes Nixon, American actress, director, and screenwriter
1928 – Dan Blocker, American sergeant and actor (d. 1972)
1928 – John Colicos, Canadian actor (d. 2000)
1928 – Jeremy Morse, English banker and academic
1928 – Barbara Nichols, American actress and singer (d. 1976)
1930 – Wayne D. Anderson, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)
1930 – Michael Jopling, Baron Jopling, English politician, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
1931 – Peter Baker, English-South African footballer and manager
1932 – Vyacheslav Kurennoy, Russian water polo player (d. 1992)
1933 – Philip R. Craig, American author (d. 2007)
1933 – Larry Morris, American football player (d. 2012)
1933 – Mako Iwamatsu, Japanese-American actor and singer (d. 2006)
1934 – Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
1935 – Terry Allcock, English footballer and cricketer
1935 – Jaromil Jireš, Czechoslovak filmmaker (d. 2001)
1936 – Howard Smith, American journalist, director, and producer (d. 2014)
1937 – Scott Baker, English judge
1937 – Raphael Maklouf, Israeli-English sculptor
1938 – Yuri Temirkanov, Russian viola player and conductor
1939 – Dick Bavetta, American basketball player and referee
1939 – Barry Cunliffe, English archaeologist and academic
1940 – Anne Gibson, Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen, English union leader and author
1941 – Ken Campbell, English actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1941 – Fionnula Flanagan, Irish actress and producer
1941 – Tommy Kirk, American actor and singer
1941 – Tommy Rettig, American actor and engineer (d. 1996)
1941 – Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1985)
1941 – Peter Sarstedt, Indian-English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1942 – Ann Gloag, Scottish nurse and businesswoman
1944 – Andris Bērziņš, Latvian businessman and politician, former President of Latvia
1944 – John Birt, Baron Birt, English businessman
1944 – Steve Renko, American baseball player
1945 – Mukhtar Altynbayev, Kazakhstani general and politician, 3rd Defence Minister of Kazakhstan
1945 – George Amon Webster, American singer and pianist (Cathedral Quartet) (d. 2013)
1946 – Thomas Lux, American poet and academic
1947 – Rasul Guliyev, Azerbaijani politician, 22nd Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan
1947 – Douglas Kenney, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1980)
1947 – Howard Newby, English sociologist and academic
1947 – Rainer Seifert, German field hockey player
1948 – Dušan Bajević, Bosnian-Greek footballer and manager
1948 – Jessica Cleaves, American singer (The Friends of Distinction and Earth, Wind & Fire) (d. 2014)
1948 – Jasuben Shilpi, Indian sculptor (d. 2013)
1948 – Muhammad Zaidan, Syrian-Palestinian terrorist, founded the Palestine Liberation Front (d. 2004)
1950 – John Boozman, American football player, lawyer, and politician
1950 – Nicky Henderson, English horse trainer
1951 – Ellen Nikolaysen, Norwegian singer and actress
1952 – Clive Anderson, English lawyer and television host
1952 – Susan Dey, American actress and producer
1952 – Greg Mortimer, Australian geologist and mountaineer
1952 – Paul Varul, Estonian lawyer and politician, 6th Estonian Minister of Justice
1953 – Chris Bury, American journalist and academic
1954 – Eudine Barriteau, Barbadian economist and academic
1954 – Price Cobb, American race car driver
1954 – Jack Hues, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Wang Chung)
1954 – Gavin Smith, American businessman (d. 2012)
1956 – Rod Blagojevich, American lawyer and politician, 40th Governor of Illinois
1956 – Roberto Cassinelli, Italian lawyer and politician
1956 – Jacquelyn Mitchard, American journalist and author
1956 – Jan van Dijk, Dutch footballer and manager
1957 – Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor (d. 2012)
1957 – Paul Hardcastle, English composer and producer
1957 – Prem Rawat, Indian-American guru
1958 – Pepsi Demacque, English singer (Pepsi & Shirlie)
1958 – Cornelia Funke, German-American author
1958 – Kathryn Stott, English pianist and academic
1958 – John J. York, American actor
1958 – Eva Robin's, Italian actress and model
1959 – Mark Aguirre, American basketball player and coach
1959 – Udi Aloni, American-Israeli director and author
1959 – Kevin Ash, English journalist and author (d. 2013)
1959 – Wolf Hoffmann, German guitarist (Accept)
1960 – Kenneth Branagh, Northern Irish-born English actor director, producer, and screenwriter
1960 – Kōichi Satō, Japanese actor
1960 – Michael Schoeffling, American actor
1961 – Mark McKoy, Canadian hurdler and sprinter
1961 – Nia Peeples, American singer and actress
1961 – Oded Schramm, Israel-American mathematician and academic (d. 2008)
1962 – Rakhat Aliyev, Kazakh politician and diplomat (d. 2015)
1962 – John de Wolf, Dutch footballer and manager
1963 – Jahangir Khan, Pakistani squash player
1963 – Ole Amund Gjersvik, Norwegian bassist
1964 – Stef Blok, Dutch banker and politician
1964 – Bobby Flay, American chef and author
1964 – George Newbern, American actor
1965 – Greg Giraldo, American lawyer, comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1965 – J Mascis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dinosaur Jr., Witch, Deep Wound, and Upsidedown Cross)
1965 – Stephanie Morgenstern, Swiss-Canadian actress, producer, and screenwriter
1966 – Rein Ahas, Estonian geographer and academic
1966 – Mel Rojas, Dominican baseball player
1967 – Narimi Arimori, Japanese actress
1969 – Stephen Billington, English actor
1969 – Rob Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1970 – Kevin Sharp, American singer (d. 2014)
1970 – Bryant Stith, American basketball player and coach
1971 – Bill Baroni, American lawyer and politician
1971 – Brian Nichols, American spree killer
1971 – Carla Sacramento, Portuguese runner
1972 – Donavon Frankenreiter, American surfer, singer-songwriter, and guitarist
1972 – Puff Johnson, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1972 – Brian Molko, Belgian-Luxembourger singer-songwriter and guitarist (Placebo)
1973 – Arden Myrin, American comedian and actress
1973 – Gabriela Spanic, Venezuelan actress and singer
1974 – Meg White, American drummer (The White Stripes)
1975 – Steve Bradley, American wrestler (d. 2008)
1975 – Josip Skoko, Australian footballer
1975 – Kristel Verbeke, Belgian singer and actress (K3)
1976 – Shane Byrne, English motorcycle racer
1977 – Mr. Águila, Mexican wrestler
1977 – Emmanuelle Chriqui, Canadian actress
1978 – Anna Jesień, Polish hurdler
1978 – Summer Phoenix, American actress
1979 – Matt Bentley, American wrestler
1979 – Iain Brunnschweiler, English cricketer
1979 – Tora Augestad, Norwegian singer and actor (Music for a While)
1980 – Massari, Lebanese-Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1980 – Sarah Chang, American violinist
1981 – Taufik Batisah, Singaporean singer
1981 – Ryan Pini, Papua New Guinean swimmer
1981 – Fábio Rochemback, Brazilian footballer
1982 – Claudia Hoffmann, German sprinter
1982 – Sultan Kösen, Turkish giant
1983 – Lewis Buxton, English footballer
1983 – Patrick Flueger, American actor
1983 – Habib Mohamed, Ghanaian footballer
1983 – Xavier Samuel, Australian actor
1983 – Katrin Siska, Estonian singer (Vanilla Ninja)
1984 – JTG, American wrestler
1984 – Krista Ranillo, Filipino actress
1984 – Mark Applegarth, English rugby player
1985 – Charlie Adam, Scottish footballer
1985 – Scarlett Bowman, English actress
1985 – Matt Forté, American football player
1985 – T. J. Hensick, American ice hockey player
1985 – Trésor Mputu, Congolese footballer
1985 – Raven-Symoné, American actress, singer, and dancer
1985 – Lê Công Vinh, Vietnamese footballer
1986 – Matthew Bates, English footballer
1986 – Kahlil Bell, American football player
1987 – Gonzalo Higuaín, French-Argentinian footballer
1988 – Wilfried Bony, Ivorian footballer
1988 – Mitchell Donald, Dutch footballer
1988 – Neven Subotić, Serbian footballer
1989 – Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, French politician
1989 – Tom Sexton, Australian-Irish rugby player
1990 – Kazenga LuaLua, Congolese-English footballer
1990 – Sakiko Matsui, Japanese singer (AKB48)
1990 – Terrell Sinkfield, American football player
1990 – Shoya Tomizawa, Japanese motorcycle racer (d. 2010)
1991 – LE, South Korean rapper and singer-songwriter (EXID)
1991 – Eric Reid, American football player
1991 – Dion Waiters, American basketball player
1993 – Rachel Trachtenburg, American singer and actress (Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and Supercute!)
1994 – Matti Klinga, Finnish footballer
2014 – Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès
2014 – Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco

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