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Day History: April-10

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Famous Birthdays


401- Theodosius II -Roman emperor (d. 450)

1512- James V of Scotland -(d. 1542)

1583- Hugo Grotius -Dutch jurist and philosopher (d. 1645)

1651- Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus -German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1708)

1656- René Lepage de Sainte-Claire -French-Canadian founder of Rimouski (d. 1718)

1704- Benjamin Heath -English scholar and author (d. 1766)

1707- Michel Corrette -French organist, composer, and author (d. 1795)

1713- John Whitehurst -English geologist and clockmaker (d. 1788)

1755- Samuel Hahnemann -German physician (d. 1843)

1762- Giovanni Aldini -Italian physicist (d. 1834)

1778- William Hazlitt -English painter and critic (d. 1830)

1783- Hortense de Beauharnais -French-Dutch wife of Louis Bonaparte (d. 1837)

1794- Matthew C. Perry -American commander (d. 1858)

1806- Juliette Drouet -French actress (d. 1883)

1827- Lew Wallace -American general, lawyer, and politician, 11th Governor of New Mexico Territory (d. 1905)

1829- William Booth -English minister, founded The Salvation Army (d. 1912)

1837- Forceythe Willson -American poet (d. 1867)

1847- Joseph Pulitzer -Hungarian-American politician, journalist, and publisher, founded Pulitzer, Inc. (d. 1911)

1864- Eugen d'Albert -Scottish-German pianist and composer (d. 1932)

1865- Jack Miner -American-Canadian conservationist (d. 1944)

1867- George William Russell -Irish author, poet, and painter (d. 1935)

1868- George Arliss -English actor and playwright (d. 1946)

1873- Kyösti Kallio -Finnish politician, 4th President of Finland (d. 1940)

1877- Alfred Kubin -Austrian author and illustrator (d. 1959)

1879- Bernhard Gregory -Estonian-German chess player (d. 1939)

1879- Coenraad Hiebendaal -Dutch rower (d. 1921)

1880- Frances Perkins -American politician, 4th United States Secretary of Labor (d. 1965)

1880- Montague Summers -English clergyman and author (d. 1948)

1887- Bernardo Houssay -Argentinian physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)

1891- Frank Barson -English footballer and coach (d. 1968)

1894- Ghanshyam Das Birla -Indian businessman (d. 1983)

1897- Prafulla Chandra Sen -Indian politician and Chief Minister of West Bengal (d. 1990)

1897- Ross Youngs -American baseball player (d. 1927)

1903- Clare Boothe Luce -American politician and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (d. 1987)

1903- Clare Turlay Newberry -American author and illustrator (d. 1970)

1910- Margaret Clapp -American scholar and academic (d. 1974)

1910- Helenio Herrera -Argentinian footballer and manager (d. 1997)

1910- Paul Sweezy -American economist and publisher, founded the ''Monthly Review'' (d. 2004)

1911- Martin Denny -American pianist and composer (d. 2005)

1911- Maurice Schumann -French journalist and politician, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (France)|Minister of Foreign for France (d. 1998)

1912- Boris Kidrič -Austrian-Slovenian politician (d. 1953)

1913- Stefan Heym -German-American author (d. 2001)

1915- Harry Morgan -American actor and director (d. 2011)

1915- Leo Vroman -Dutch-American hematologist, poet, and illustrator (d. 2014)

1916- Lee Jung Seob -Korean painter (d. 1956)

1917- Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri -Indian politician (d. 2013)

1917- Robert Burns Woodward -American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)

1918- Lee Bergere -American actor (d. 2007)

1919- John Houbolt -American engineer and academic (d. 2014)

1921- Chuck Connors -American baseball player and actor (d. 1992)

1921- Jake Warren -Canadian diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United States (d. 2008)

1921- Sheb Wooley -American actor and singer (d. 2003)

1923- Roger Gaillard (historian)|Roger Gaillard -Haitian historian and author (d. 2000)

1923- Jane Kean -American actress and singer (d. 2013)

1924- Kenneth Noland -American painter (d. 2010)

1925- Linda Goodman -American astrologer and author (d. 1995)

1925- Angelo Poffo -American wrestler (d. 2010)

1926- Jacques Castérède -French pianist and composer (d. 2014)

1926- Junior Samples -American actor (d. 1983)

1927- Marshall Warren Nirenberg -American biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)

1929- Mike Hawthorn -English race car driver (d. 1959)

1929- Max von Sydow -Swedish-French actor

1930- Claude Bolling -French pianist, composer, and actor

1930- Norma Candal -Puerto Rican actress (d. 2006)

1930- Dolores Huerta -American activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers

1930- Spede Pasanen -Finnish actor, director, and producer (d. 2001)

1930- Lee Weaver -American actor

1932- Delphine Seyrig -Lebanese-American actress and director (d. 1990)

1932- Omar Sharif -Egyptian actor

1933- Rokusuke Ei -Japanese composer and author

1933- Helen McElhone -Scottish politician (d. 2013)

1933- Poncie Ponce -American actor and singer (d. 2013)

1934- David Halberstam -American journalist and author (d. 2007)

1934- Richard Peck (writer)|Richard Peck -American author

1935- John A. Bennett -American soldier (d. 1961)

1935- Patrick Garland -English actor and director (d. 2013)

1936- John Howell (athlete)|John Howell -British long jumper

1936- Milt Kogan -American actor

1936- John Madden -American football player, coach, and sportscaster

1936- Bobby Smith (rhythm and blues singer)|Bobbie Smith -American singer (The Spinners (U.S. band)|The Spinners) (d. 2013)

1937- Bella Akhmadulina -Russian poet and author (d. 2010)

1938- Don Meredith -American football player, sportscaster, and actor (d. 2010)

1939- Claudio Magris -Italian author

1940- Gloria Hunniford -Irish radio and television host

1941- Harold Long (politician)|Harold Long -Canadian politician (d. 2013)

1941- Paul Theroux -American scholar and author

1942- Ian Callaghan -English footballer

1942- Stuart Dybek -American author and poet

1942- Nick Auf der Maur -Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1998)

1943- Andrzej Badeński -Polish sprinter (d. 2008)

1943- Margaret Pemberton -English author

1944- Mike Carrell -American politician (d. 2013)

1945- Mordechai Mishani -Israeli politician (d. 2013)

1946- David Angell -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2001)

1946- Bob Watson -American baseball player and manager

1946- Adolf Winkelmann (film director)|Adolf Winkelmann -German director, producer, and screenwriter

1947- David A. Adler -American author

1947- William Castell -English businessman

1947- Bunny Wailer -Jamaican singer-songwriter and drummer (Bob Marley and the Wailers)

1949- Daniel Mangeas -French sportscaster

1950- Ken Griffey, Sr. -American baseball player and manager

1950- Eddie Hazel -American guitarist (Parliament-Funkadelic, and The Parliaments) (d. 1992)

1950- Akiko Wada -Japanese singer and actress

1951- David Helvarg -American journalist and activist

1952- Narayan Rane -Indian politician, 16th Chief Minister of Maharashtra

1952- Steven Seagal -American actor, producer, and martial artist

1953- David Moorcroft -English runner and businessman

1953- Pamela Wallin -Canadian journalist and politician

1954- Paul Bearer -American wrestler and manager (d. 2013)

1954- Anne Lamott -American author

1954- Peter MacNicol -American actor

1954- Juan Williams -Panamanian-American journalist

1955- Lesley Garrett -English soprano and actress

1957- Aliko Dangote -Nigerian businessman, founded Dangote Group

1957- John M. Ford -American author and poet (d. 2006)

1957- Steve Gustafson -Spanish-American bass player (10,000 Maniacs)

1957- Rosemary Hill -English historian and author

1958- Bob Bell (motorsport)|Bob Bell -Irish engineer

1958- Yefim Bronfman -Uzbek-American pianist

1959- Babyface (musician)|Babyface -American singer-songwriter and producer (After 7, The Deele, and Manchild (band)|Manchild)

1959- Uwe Behrens -German footballer and manager

1959- Davy Carton -English-Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Saw Doctors and Blaze X)

1959- Yvan Loubier -Canadian economist and politician

1959- Brian Setzer -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Stray Cats, The Tomcats, and The Brian Setzer Orchestra)

1960- Steve Bisciotti -American businessman, co-founded Allegis Group

1960- Katrina Leskanich -American-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Katrina and the Waves)

1960- Terry Teagle -American basketball player

1961- Nicky Campbell -Scottish journalist and game show host

1961- Joe Cole (roadie)|Joe Cole -American roadie and author (d. 1991)

1961- Mark Jones (basketball, born 1961)|Mark Jones -American basketball player

1962- Steve Tasker -American football player and sportscaster

1962- Viktor Zuikov -Estonian fencer

1963- Warren DeMartini -American guitarist and songwriter (Ratt)

1963- Jeff Gray (1980s pitcher)|Jeff Gray -American baseball player and coach

1963- Doris Leuthard -Swiss lawyer and politician

1964- Manon Bollegraf -Dutch tennis player

1964- Felicia Collins -American guitarist (CBS Orchestra)

1964- Gopinath Muthukad -Indian magician

1965- Tim Alexander -American drummer (Primus (band)|Primus and Major Lingo)

1966- Steve Claridge -English footballer, manager, and sportscaster

1967- Donald Dufresne -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1967- David Rovics -American singer-songwriter

1968- Orlando Jones -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1969- Billy Jayne -American actor

1969- Ekaterini Koffa -Greek sprinter

1970- Q-Tip (musician)|Q-Tip -American rapper, producer, and actor (A Tribe Called Quest)

1970- Enrico Ciccone -Canadian ice hockey player

1970- Leonard Doroftei -Romanian-Canadian boxer

1970- Kenny Lattimore -American singer-songwriter

1971- Brad William Henke -American actor

1971- Indro Olumets -Estonian footballer

1971- Al Reyes -Dominican-American baseball player

1971- Nana Smith -American-Japanese tennis player

1972- Ed Byrne (comedian)|Ed Byrne -Irish comedian and actor

1972- Priit Kasesalu -Estonian software developer and programmer

1973- Guillaume Canet -French actor and director

1973- Roberto Carlos (footballer)|Roberto Carlos -Brazilian footballer and manager

1973- Aidan Moffat -Scottish singer-songwriter (Arab Strap (band)|Arab Strap and The Reindeer Section)

1973- Christopher Simmons -Canadian-American graphic designer, author, and academic

1974- Eric Greitens -American lieutenant

1974- Petros Passalis -Greek footballer

1974- Henning Wehn -German-English comedian

1975- Chris Carrabba -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dashboard Confessional and Further Seems Forever)

1975- Terence Lewis (choreographer)|Terrence Lewis -Indian dancer and choreographer

1975- Matthew Phillips -New Zealand-Italian rugby player

1976- Sara Renner -Canadian skier

1976- Clare Buckfield -English actress

1977- Stephanie Sheh -American voice actress

1978- Sir Christus -Finnish guitarist (Negative (glam-rock band)|Negative)

1979- Iván Alonso -Uruguayan footballer

1979- Kenyon Coleman -American football player

1979- Shemekia Copeland -American singer

1979- Rachel Corrie -American activist (d. 2003)

1979- Tsuyoshi Domoto -Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (KinKi Kids, J-Friends, and Toraji Haiji)

1979- Sophie Ellis-Bextor -English singer-songwriter (Theaudience)

1979- Peter Kopteff -Finnish footballer

1980- Sean Avery -Canadian ice hockey player

1980- Charlie Hunnam -English actor and screenwriter

1980- Shao Jiayi -Chinese footballer

1980- Kasey Kahne -American race car driver

1980- Bryce Soderberg -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Lifehouse (band)|Lifehouse)

1981- Gretchen Bleiler -American snowboarder

1981- Anis Boussaïdi -Tunisian footballer

1981- Laura Bell Bundy -American actress, singer, and dancer

1981- Liz McClarnon -English singer and dancer (Atomic Kitten)

1981- Michael Pitt -American actor, singer, and guitarist (Pagoda (band)|Pagoda)

1981- Alexei Semenov -Russian ice hockey player

1982- Andre Ethier -American baseball player

1982- Damián Lanza -Ecuadorian footballer

1982- Chyler Leigh -American actress

1983- Jamie Chung -American actress

1983- Andrew Dost -American guitarist and songwriter (Fun (band)|Fun and Anathallo)

1983- Ryan Merriman -American actor

1983- Hannes Sigurðsson -Icelandic footballer

1983- Haig Sutherland -Canadian actor

1984- Faustina Agolley -English-Australian television host and producer

1984- Jeremy Barrett (figure skater)|Jeremy Barrett -American figure skater

1984- Cara DeLizia -American actress

1984- Billy Kay (actor)|Billy Kay -American actor

1984- Natasha Melnick -American actress

1984- Mandy Moore -American singer-songwriter and actress

1984- David Obua -Ugandan footballer

1984- Damien Perquis -French-Polish footballer

1984- Gonzalo Javier Rodríguez -Argentinian footballer

1985- Willo Flood -Irish footballer

1985- Jesús Gámez -Spanish footballer

1985- Dion Phaneuf -Canadian ice hockey player

1985- Paula Reca -Argentinian actress

1986- Olivia Borlée -Belgian sprinter

1986- Fernando Gago -Argentinian footballer

1986- Vincent Kompany -Belgian footballer

1986- Tore Reginiussen -Norwegian footballer

1986- Ayesha Takia -Indian actress

1986- Ben Torgersen -American actor

1987- Vladimir Ivanov (tennis)|Vladimir Ivanov -Estonian tennis player

1987- Shay Mitchell -Canadian actress

1987- Jamie Renée Smith -American actress

1987- Hayley Westenra -New Zealand soprano (Celtic Woman)

1988- Haley Joel Osment -American actor

1990- Lulinha -Brazilian footballer

1990- Ben Amos -English footballer

1990- Andile Jali -South African footballer

1990- Alex Pettyfer -English actor

1991- AJ Michalka -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (78violet)

1991- Sergiusz Żymełka -Polish actor

1994- Nerlens Noel -American basketball player

1995- Ian Nelson (actor born 1995)|Ian Nelson -American actor

2005- Big Brown -American race horse