Is February 10th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on February 10th? With whom will you choose to celebrate this excellent occasion?
If today is your birthday, then you are in excellent company.
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February 10th was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
February 10th Birthdays: Famous Artists
Andre-Ernest Gretry, French operatic composer, was born on February 10, 1741.
Italian Mannerist painter Francesco Longhi (Mary and Child and St. Anna) was born on February 10, 1544.
Mary Lovelace O-Neil, American painter (Angel of the Hood), was born on February 10, 1942.
American film director (Citizen Ruth, Election and Sideways), screenwriter (About Schmidt, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and Jurassic Park III) and Academy Award winner (2004) Constantine Alexander Payne was born on February 10, 1961.
February 10th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
American professional baseball player William Lance Berkman (Houston Astros) was born on February 10, 1976. Lance Berkman is known as “The Big Puma.”
Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian cross country runner and Olympic gold medalist (1952 and 1956), was born on February 10, 1929.
American professional baseball player Leonard Kyle (Lenny) Dykstra (New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies) was born on February 10, 1963. Lenny Dykstra has been called “The Dude” and “Nails.”
Sam Graddy, American runner and Olympic gold medalist (1984), was born on February 10, 1964.
American professional football player Joe Lavender (Washington Redskins) was born on February 10, 1949.
Hans Nielsen, Danish boxer and Olympic gold medalist (1924), was born on February 10, 1928.
American professional football player Tajuan (Ty) Law (Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots and New York Jets) was born on February 10, 1974.
Greg Norman, Australian professional golfer, was born on February 10, 1955.
Canadian professional hockey player (Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs) and manager (Philadelphia Flyers) Norman Robert (Bud) Poile was born on February 10, 1924.
Yuriy Mikhaylovich Poyarkov, Russian volleyball player and Olympic gold medalist (1964 and 1968), was born on February 10, 1937.
Mary Rand-Bignal-Toomey, British long jumper and Olympic gold medalist (1964), was born on February 10, 1940.
American professional baseball player Allie Pierce Reynolds (Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees) was born on February 10, 1915. Allie Pierce was known as “The Superchief.”
Allie Sherman, American professional football coach (New York Giants) and author (Allie Sherman’s Book of Football), was born on February 10, 1923.
Mark Spitz, American swimmer and Olympic gold medalist (1968 and 1972),was born on February 10, 1950.
American professional football player Mike Varty (Baltimore Colts) was born on February 10, 1952.
February 10th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
German Marxist playwright Eugen Berthold Brecht (Baal, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Drums in the Night, The Good Woman of Setzuan, Man Is Man and Mother Courage and Her Children) was born on February 10, 1898.
Alex Comfort, British physician, pacifist, political activist and author (Barbarism & Sexual Freedom, The Joy of Sex and Reality and Empathy), was born on February 10, 1920.
Charles Lamb, British author (A Chapter on Ears, A Dissertation upon Roast Pig, Ibid, Mrs. Battle’s Opinions on Whist and Oxford in the Vacation), was born on February 10, 1775.
American political activist and author Frances Moore Lappe (Diet for a Small Planet, Getting a Grip: Clarity Creativity and Courage in a World Gone Mad and Rediscovering America’s Values) was born on February 10, 1944.
Boris Pasternak, Russian poet, novelist (Doctor Zhivago, On Early Trains, Safe Conduct, Second Birth, Spektorsky, The Terrestrial Expanse and The Year 1905) and Nobel Prize winner (1958), was born on February 10, 1809.
American author Roxanne Pulitzer (The Palm Beach Story, The Prize Pulitzer and Twins) was born on February 10, 1951.
George Robert Stephanopolis, American political advisor (to 42nd U.S. President Bill Clinton) and television newscaster (Good Morning America and This Week with George Stephanopoulos), was born on February 10, 1961. George Stephanopolis married actress Alexandra Wentworth.
British Cavalier poet, dramatist and author (Aglaura, The Goblins, The Sad One and Short Discourse of the English Stage) Sir John Suckling was born on February 10, 1609. Sir John Suckling is considered by many to be the inventor of the popular board game Cribbage.
American newspaper editor, publisher (Emporia Gazette) and Pulitzer Prize winner (1942), was born on February 10, 1868. William Allen White has been credited with coining the phrase, “tinhorn politician.”
February 10th Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
Harrison Gray Otis, American newspaper publisher (The Los Angeles Times), was born on February 10, 1837.
February 10th Birthdays: Famous Performers
Larry Adler, American film score composer (A Cry from the Streets, Genevieve and Great Chase) and harmonicist (The Harmonicats), was born on February 10, 1914.
Australian actress Frances Margaret (Dame Judith) Anderson (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Macbeth, A Man Called Horse, Rebecca, Star Trek 3 and The Ten Commandments) was born on February 10, 1898.
Elizabeth Banks, American actress (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Role Models, Scrubs, Spider-Man, The Uninvited, W. and Zack and Miri Make a Porno), was born on February 10, 1974.
American country music mandolin player and singer Jeremy Baxter (Carolina Rain) was born on February 10, 1970.
Lionel Cartwright, American country music singer (“Give Me His Last Chance,” “I Watched It All on My Radio,” “Leap of Faith” and “My Heart Is Set on You”), was born on February 10, 1960.
Creighton Tull (Lon Chaney, Jr.) Chaney, American actor (Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, The Defiant Ones, Dracula vs. Frankenstein, Dr. Terror’s Gallery of Horrors,Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, The Ghost of Frankenstein, The Haunted Palace, Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans, High Noon, House of Frankenstein, The Mummy’s Curse, The Mummy’s Ghost, The Mummy’s Tomb, Not as a Stranger, Of Mice and Men, Overland Mail, Route 66, Son of Dracula, Spider Baby, Tales of Tomorrow and The Wolf Man), was born on February 10, 1905. Lon Chaney, Jr., was the son of silent film actor Lon Chaney.
Laura Dern, American actress (Afterburn, Blue Velvet, Citizen Ruth, Dr. T & the Women, I Am Sam, Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III, October Sky, Rambling Rose, Smooth Talk and We Don’t Live Here Anymore), was born on February 10, 1967. Laura Dern is the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd.
American pop singer Eric Dill (The Click Five) was born on February 10, 1982.
American comedian, vaudevillian, singer (“Inka Dinka Doo”), television personality (The Jimmy Durante Show) and actor (It Happened in Brooklyn, The Man Who Came to Dinner and Ziegfeld Follies) James Francis (Jimmy) Durante was born on February 10, 1893. Jimmy Durante was known as “The Schnoz” or “Schnozzola.” Jimmy Durante’s most popular phrasing was probably, “Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.”
Clifford Lee (Cliff) Burton, American heavy metal bassist (Metallica), was born on February 10, 1962.
Ral Donner, American rock singer (“Girl of My Best Friend,” “Please Don’t Go,” “She’s Everything I Wanted You to Be,” “What a Sad Way to Love Somebody” and “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Until You Lose It”), was born on February 10, 1943.
American jazz and soul singer Roberta Flack (“Feel Like Makin’ Love,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “Killing Me Softly”) was born on February 10, 1940.
Jimmy Merchant, American pop singer (Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers) and songwriter (“Why Do Fools Fall in Love”), was born on February 10, 1940.
American actress (The Amityville Horror, Big Momma’s House 2, Desperate Housewives, Dirty Sexy Money, The Guardian and Heart of the Beholder) and voice-over artist (My Friends Tigger & Pooh) Chloe Grace Moretz was born on February 10, 1997.
American country music singer and songwriter Daniel (Dude) Mowrey (“Cowboys Don’t Cry” and “Honky Tonk Song”) was born on February 10, 1972.
Nigel Olsson, British rock drummer, was born on February 10, 1949. Nigel Olsson played backup for rocker Elton John.
American actress Neva Patterson (All of Me, An Affair to Remember, The Buddy Holly Story, Doc Elliot, The Governor and J.J., Nichols, The Runaways, Taxi, V and V: The Final Battle) was born on February 10, 1922.
American operatic soprano Mary Leontyne Price (Aida, Antony and Cleopatra, Madame Butterfly, Porgy and Bess, Tosca and Il Trovatore) was born on February 10, 1927.
Kenny Rankin, American jazz and pop singer and songwriter (“Peaceful”), was born on February 10, 1940.
Emma Rose Roberts, American singer and actress (Aquamarine, Blow, Hotel for Dogs, Nancy Drew, Unfabulous and Wild Child), was born on February 10, 1991. Daughter to actor Eric Roberts, Emma Rose Roberts is niece to actresses Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillian.
American pop singer Ben Romans (The Click Five) was born on February 10, 1982.
Makenzie Jade Vega, American actress (The Family Man, The Geena Davis Show, In the Land of Women, Just My Luck, Made, Saw, Sin City and X-Men: The Last Stand), was born on February 10, 1994. Makenzie Vega’s sister is actress Alexa Vega.
Robert Wagner, American actor (Austin Powers in Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Hart to Hart, It Takes a Thief, The Mountain, Pieces of My Heart, Pink Panther, Prince Valiant, Switch, Titanic, The Towering Inferno, The True Story of Jesse James and What Price Glory), was born on February 10, 1930. Robert Wagner was married twice to actress Natalie Wood. He also married actresses Marion Marshall and Jill St. John. Robert Wagner’s daughter is actress Katie Wagner. His stepdaughter is actress Natasha Gregson Wagner.
American rock rhythm guitarist Don Wilson (The Ventures) was born on February 10, 1937.
Australian cabaret performer, songwriter (“Don’t Cry Out Loud,” “I Honestly Love You” and “I Still Call Australia Home”) and Academy Award winner (1981) Peter Allen Woolnough was born on February 10, 1944. Peter Allen was married to singer and actress Liza Minelli. Peter Allen’s life story inspired the 2003 Broadway musical The Boy from Oz, which starred Hugh Jackman as Allen.
February 10th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Walter H. Brattain, American radiophysicist and Nobel Prize winner (1956), was born on February 10, 1902.
American microbiologist, physiologist, polio research pioneer and Nobel Prize winner (1954) John Franklin Enders was born on February 10, 1897.
February 10th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Peter III Feodorovich, Russian Czar, was born on February 10, 1728.
Maurice Harold MacMillan, British Prime Minister, was born on February 10, 1894.
Georges Charles Clement Ghislain (Dominique) Pire, Belgian educator and Dominican monk, was born on February 10, 1910. Dominique Pire received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1958 for his work assisting World War II refugees in Europe.
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