October 10 Birthdays in History - October 10 Deaths - October 10 Events
1984 Chiaki Kuriyama, Japanese Actress
1982 Eddie J Peck, Lynchburg, Pennsylvania, actor, Sutton-Wildside
1979 Mya, Mya Marie Harrison, American Musician
1978 Autumn Waterbury, Miss Illinois Teen USA, 2nd-1997
1978 Brandi Watkins, Miss Arkansas Teen USA 1997
1978 Jodi Lynn O'Keefe, Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey, actress, Cassidy-Nash Bridges
1976 Shane Doan, Eston, NHL right wing, Winnipeg Jets
1974 Chris Pronger, NHL defenseman, Team Canada Olympics-1998, St. Louis
1974 Naike Rivelli, Germany, model/daughter of Ornella Muti
1973 A. J. Ofodile, tight end for the 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, born in San Diego, California, actor, A C Slater-Saved by the Bell
1973 Zach Thornton, born in Baltimore, Maryland, soccer goalkeeper, 1996 Olympics gold
1972 Alexei Zhitnik, born in Kiev, Ukraine, NHL defenseman for the Buffalo Sabres
1972 Hunter Goodwin, tight end for the Minnesota Vikings
1972 Marianne Limpert, born in Matagami, Quebec, 200m relay swimmer, Silver Medal 1996 Olympics
1972 Trent McCleary, Swift Current, NHL right wing, Ottawa Senators
1972 Yinka Dare, NBA center, New Jersey Nets
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 for the Buffalo Bills
1970 Glenn Foley, NFL quarterback for the New York Jets
1970 Helen Louise Goldsby, born in Brooklyn, New York, Miss America, NY-Top 10-1996
1969 Brett Favre, NFL quarterback, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31
1969 Scott Anthony Murray Nelson, born in Geelong, Australia, New Zealand 20k walker 1996 Olympics
1968 James Williams, NFL linebacker, Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers
1968 L B Williams, NFLer for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1968 Nancy Brookhart, Elmhurst, Illinois, WPVA volleyballer, Hermosa-17th-1994
1967 Frank Wainright, tight end for the Miami Dolphins
1967 Willie Davis, NFL wide receiver, Kansas City Chiefs, Tennessee Oilers
1967 Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco
1966 Darren Carrington, NFL safety for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1966 Derrick McKey, NBA forward for the Indiana Pacers
1966 Elana Meyer, van Zyl, South Africa, runner, Olympics-silver-92
1966 Kevin Paige, vocalist, Don't Shut Me Out
1966 Bai Ling, born in Chengdu, China, American actress, appeared in films, 'The Crow', 'The Beautiful Country', 'Shanghai Baby'
1965 Brett Perriman, NFL wide receiver, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins
1964 Maxi Gnauck, born in East Germany, uneven parallel bars, 1980 Olympics gold
1964 Neneh Cherry, Stockholm Sweden, rock vocalist
1963 Mike Donnelly, Detroit, NHL left wing for the Dallas Stars
1962 Rex J Walheim, Redwood City California, Captain USAF/astronaut
1961 Brian Lee Diemer, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, steeplechase, Bronze Medal 1984 Olympics
1961 Martin Kemp, London, rock bassist, Spandau Ballet
1960 Eric Martin, born in Long Island, New York, singer, hard rock genre, played with Mr. Big, rock band that produced hit song, 'To Be With You'
1959 Chris Lowe, English rock keyboardist, Pet Shop Boys-It's a Sin
1959 Julia Sweeney, American Comedian
1958 J Eddie Peck, Joplin Missouri, actor, Bold and Beautiful-Cole Howard
1958 John M Grunsfeld, born in Chicago, Illinois, PhD/astronaut, STS-67, 81
1958 Tanya Tucker, Seminole, Texas, country singer and actress, Follow that Car
1957 Craig Marseilles, Toronto, Canadian Tour golfer, 1995 Gold Coast
1956 Melissa Belote, 100m/200m swimmer, Olympics-3 gold-1972
1956 Amanda Burton, born in Ballougry, Northern Ireland, actress, known for television role of Sam Ryan on 'Silent Witness', appeared in 'The Commander' and 'Peak Practice'
1955 David Lee Roth, Bloomington, rock singer, Van Halen-Jump
1954 "Maestro" Jimmy Fearnley, English accordionist, The Pogues
1953 Gus Williams, NBA guard, Golden State, Seattle, Washington
1953 Midge Ure, Glasgow Scot, rocker, Dear God, Ultravox-We Came to Dance
1950 Peter Jan Rens, Dutch actor and director, Mister Cactus, Passion
1950 Nora Roberts, born in Silver Spring, Maryland, author, wrote 165 romance novels, Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame inductee, sold over 280 million books
1949 Greg Douglas, rocker, Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra
1949 Jessica Harper, born in Chicago, Illinois, actress, Inserts, Stardust Memories
1949 Lance Cairns, cricketer, big-hitting New Zealand medium-pace bowler
1947 Alan Rachins, Cambridge Massachusetts, actor, Douglas-LA Law
1946 Ben Vereen, born in Miami, Florida, 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, Illinois, country singer, Hello in There
1946 Peter Mahvolich, NHL star, Mont Canadiens
1946 Charles Dance, English Actor
1945 Alan Cartwright, rocker, Procul Harum
1944 Christopher N Dlamini, South African union/SACP-leader
1944 Renier S Schoeman, South Africa MP, NP, journalist
1944 Stephen Scott, born in Corvallis, Oregon, composer, developed bowed piano, founder, Bowed Piano Ensemble, 1977
1943 Denis D'Ell, rocker
1943 Earl of Stockton, English publisher/grandson of premier Macmillan
1943 Jean-Jacques Annaud, director, Bear, Black and White, Coup de Tete
1942 Peter Coyote, Cohon, New York City, actor, Kika, Living a Lie, Exposure, ET
1941 Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa, writer/environmentalist
1941 Laurence Henry Tribe, Shanghai China, Harvard Law professor
1938 Marcus Jan Adriani, biologist/director, Weevers' Duin
1938 Toby Roth, born in Strasburg, North Dakota, Representative-R-Wisconsin 1979 - 1997
1937 Bruce Devlin, Armidale Australia, PGA golfer, 1964 St. Petersburg Open
1936 Art Dick, cricket wicket-keeper, New Zealand of 60's
1936 Judith Chalmers, English TV hostess, Wish You Were Here
1934 Sadashiv Patil, cricketer, pace bowler in Test India vs. New Zealand 1955-56
1933 Daniel Massey, London, actress, Vault of Horror
1933 Gerald Masters, South African/British author, Pan Book of Dates
1932 Charles Dnaiels, archaeologist
1930 Adlai Stevenson III, D-Sen-Ill
1930 Harold Pinter, born in London, England, playwright, Homecoming, Servant
1929 Graham Roberts, English Actor
1927 Clairmonte Depeiaza, cricketer, world record partnership vs. Australia 1955
1927 John Eric Tieman, production manager, The Guardian
1927 Thomas Brendon Wilson, composer
1926 Oscar Brown, Jr., U.S. songwriter, Brown Baby, Forbidden Fruit
1926 Richard Jaeckel, New York, actor, 3:10 to Yuma, Sands of Iwo Jima
1925 Ivan Svitak, philosopher
1924 Edward D Wood, Jr., Poughkeepsie, New York, director, Plan 9 from Outer Space
1924 Huey "Piano" Smith, rocker, Rockin' Pneumonia and Boogie Woogie Flu
1924 Ludmilla Tcherina, French actress/ballet dancer, Sins of Rome
1923 Louis Gottlieb, musician
1923 Murray Walker, English Entertainer
1922 Boeli [Willem C] van Leeuwen, Antillian writer, Vreemdeling Op Aarde
1922 Harry Cave, cricketer, New Zealand bowler and Test captain in the 1950's
1921 "Boy" Trip, Dutch minister
1919 Gerald Etheridge Gomez, cricketer, post-war WI all-rounder
1918 Bobby Byrne, Columbus Ohio, orchestra leader, Club Seven
1918 Jean Gimpel, author/iconoclast
1918 Jigal Allon, Israeli politician
1917 Ilona Ference, actress, Quatermass II, Star of My Night
1917 Thelonious Monk, jazz composer/pianist
1916 Benson Fong, Sacramento California, actress, Charlie Chan, Purple Heart
1916 Scott Huston, composer
1914 Ivory Joe Hunter, rocker
1913 Claude Simon, born in Antananarivo, Madagascar, writer, prize-winning author, 1985 Nobel Laureate in Literature, identified with the nouveau roman movement
1913 Johnny Downs, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Manhattan Showcase
1912 Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist
1910 Alan Frank, music publisher
1910 Milton "Tippy" Larkin, band leader
1910 Price Daniel, born in Dayton, Texas, Governor-D-Texas 1957 - 1963 and Senator-D-Texas 1953 - 1957
1909 Florida Friebus, actress, Dobie Gillis' mom, Bob Newhart Show
1909 Luc van Brabant, Flemish writer/erotic poet
1908 David Alexander Reginald Herbert, writer
1908 John Waldo Green, New York City, composer, Body and Soul, Guy Lombardo's arranger
1906 Paul Creston, Giuseppe Guttoveggio, New York, composer, Creative Harmony
1905 Jane Winton, Philadelphia, actress, Hell's Angel, Patsy, Don Juan
1903 Charles T von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Count of Flanders/prince
1903 Vernon Duke, born in Parafianovka, Belarus, Vladimir Dokelsky, songwriter, composer, memorable songs 'Take a Chance on Love', 'April in Paris', music was performed by Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra
1901 Alberto Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor
1900 Helen Hayes, Washington D.C., actress, Caesar and Cleopatra, Happy Birthday
1898 Guomundur G Hagalin, Iceland author, Kristun/d into Hamravik
1897 Lamar Stringfield, composer
1897 Pricilla L Williams, social activist/humanitarian
1895 Johnny Taylor, cricketer, stalwart Aussie batsman of post-WW I days
1895 Lin Yutang, born in China, writer, 'My Country and My People'
1893 August Balthazar, Belgian politician
1892 Ivo Andric, born in Dolac, Bosnia, writer, novelist, awarded Nobel Prize for Literature, wrote 'Bosnian Chronicle', 'The Bridge on the Drina'
1889 Han [Henricus A] Van Meegeren, Dutch painter/art forger, Vermeer
1887 Rie Cramer, Marie Holman, Dutch cartoonist/author
1885 Walter Anderson, German Writer
1884 C "Ormy" C Pearse, cricketer, 3 Tests for South Africa in Australia 1910-11
1884 Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer/writer, Bint
1876 Walter Niemann, composer
1868 Guillermo M Tomas, composer
1865 Raffaele Merry del Val, Spanish cardinal
1862 Arthur De Greef, composer
1861 Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian Arctic explorer/humanitarian, Nobel 1922
1854 Jeronimo Gimenez y Bellido, composer
1847 Gheorghe Dima, composer
1837 Robert Gould Shaw, American Soldier
1834 Aleksis Kivi, Stenvall, Finland, writer/poet, Nummisuutarit
1832 Theodore Shelton Bowers, Brigadier General Union Army
1830 Isabella II, Queen of Spain, 1833-68
1829 Dandridge McRae, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1825 Paulus Kruger, President of South African Republic, 1883, Boer leader
1823 Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner, composer
1819 Zebulon York, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1817 Christophorus H D Buys Ballot, Dutch meteorologist/founder KNMI
1804 Albin Masek, composer
1790 George Gerson, composer
1779 Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP
1757 Erik Acharius, Swedish botanist, lichens
1738 Benjamin West, painter, Death of General Wolfe
1731 Henry Cavendish, England, physicist/chemist, discovered hydrogen
1713 Johann Ludwig Krebs, composer
1684 Jean Antoine Watteau, French rococo painter, Onverschillige
1678 John Campbell, 2nd duke of Argyll/Field Marshal, Union of 1707
1599 Jacob Aertsz Colom, Dutch publisher, Consolation of the Sea
1486 Charles III, Duke of Savoy