Is January 10th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on January 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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January 10th was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
January 10th Birthdays: Famous Artists
Pierre Edouard Frere, French painter (Coming from School, L’Exercice, Going to School and The Little Glutton), was born on January 10, 1819.
British sculptress Dame Barbara Jocelyn Hepworth (Dual Form, Family of Man, Four Square Walk, Monolith-Empyrean and Sphere with Inner Form) was born on January 10, 1903.
American film director (48 Hrs, Brewster’s Millions, Broken Trail, Crossroads, Deadwood, Extreme Prejudice, Geronimo: An American Legend, Johnny Handsome, The Prophecy, Red Heat and Supernova) and screenwriter (Aliens, The Drowning Pool, The Getaway, Hard Times, Hickey & Boggs, Last Man Standing, The Mackintosh Man, Southern Comfort, Streets of Fire and Wild Bill) Walter Wesley Hill was born on January 10, 1942.
John Wellborn Root, American designer and architect, was born on January 10, 1850. John Root was one of the planners of the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
Philip le Petit van Dijk, Dutch painter (Bristol Docks and Quay and Portrait of a Gentleman and His Wife), was born on January 10, 1680.
January 10th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
Chandra Cheesborough, American runner and Olympic gold medalist (1984), was born on January 10, 1959.
Jake Christopher Delhomme, American professional football player (Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints), was born on January 10, 1975.
American heavyweight boxer and Olympic gold medalist (1968) George Foreman was born on January 10, 1949.
DeShaun Xavier Foster, American professional football player (Carolina Panthers and San Franciso 49ers), was born on January 10, 1980.
Karen Josephson and Sarah Gay Josephson, American twin sisters, synchronized swimmers and Olympic gold medalists (1992), were born on January 10, 1964.
Croatian-Canadian professional hockey player Francis William (Frank) Mahovlich (Birmingham Bulls, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Toros) was born on January 10, 1938. Frank Mahovlich also served in the Canadian Senate, representing Ontario.
Willie Lee (Stretch) McCovey, American professional baseball player (Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants), was born on January 10, 1938.
American racecar driver and Indianapolis 500 winner (1986) Robert Woodward (Bobby) Rahal was born on January 10, 1953.
Glenn Robinson, American professional basketball player (Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers and San Antonio Spurs) and Olympic gold medalist (1996), was born on January 10, 1973.
American decathlete and Olympic gold medalist (1968) Bill Toomey was born on January 10, 1939.
Rodger Ward, American racecar driver and Indianapolis 500 winner (1959 and 1962), was born on January 10, 1921.
January 10th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
American poet and author Robinson Jeffers (Cawdor, The Cretan Woman, Dear Judas, The Double Axe & Other Poems, Give Your Heart to the Hawks, Medea, Roan Stallion, Such Counsels You Gave to Me, Tamar and Other Poems, The Tower Beyond Tragedy and The Woman at Point Sur) was born on January 10, 1887.
Dumas Malone, American author (Jefferson and His Time), Pulitzer Prize winner (1975) and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner (1983), was born on January 10, 1892.
January 10th Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
American music producer Gerald (Jerry) Wexler was born on January 10, 1917. Jerry Wexler worked with Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin and many other artists.
January 10th Birthdays: Famous Performers
Trinidad (Trini) Alvarado, American actress (The Chair, The Frighteners, Little Women, Mrs. Soffel, Rich Kids and Stella), was born on January 10, 1967.
American pop singer Patricia Mae Andrzejewski (“Hit Me with Your Best Shot” and “Lovew Is a Battlefield”) was born on January 10, 1953.
Jeoffrey Benward, American contemporary Christian singer (Aaron Jeoffrey), was born on January 10, 19–. Jeoffrey Benward is father to singer Aaron Benward.
American singer Philip (Scott McKenzie) Blondheim (“San Francisco – Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair”) was born on January 10, 1939.
American actor Raymond Wallace (Ray Bolger) Bulcao (Babes in Toyland, The Great Ziegfeld, The Harvey Girls, Little House on the Prairie, The Partridge Family, Rosalie, Stage Door Canteen, That’s Dancing, The Wizard of Oz, Where’s Charley and Where’s Raymond) was born on January 10, 1904.
Francis Xavier Bushman, American actor (Ben Hur, David and Bathsheba, Dick Tracy, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, Hollywood Boulevard, Neptune’s Daughter, The Rosary, Sabrina and The Thirteenth Man), was born on January 10, 1883.
Shawn Colvin, American folk singer and songwriter (“Diamond in the Rough,” “A Few Small Repairs” and “Sunny Back Home”), was born on January 10, 1956.
American singer and songwriter Joseph James (Jim) Croce (“Bad Leroy Brown,” “I’ve Got a Name,” “Operator,” “Time in a Bottle” and “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim”) was born on January 10, 1943.
Donald Fagen, American rock keyboardist and singer (Steely Dan), was born on January 10, 1948.
Janet Marie Jones Gretsky, American dancer, fitness instructor (The Firm: Total Body – Low Impact Aerobics) and actress (The Beastmaster, Dance Fever, The Flamingo Kid, A League of Their Own and Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach), was born on January 10, 1961. Janet Jones married hockey player Wayne Gretsky.
American actor (Californication, Hot Properties, It’s Like You Know, Law & Order, Miami Vice, Sex and the City, Six Feet Under and The West Wing) and author (It’s Only Temporary … The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive and Time On Fire: My Comedy of Terrors) Evan Handler was born on January 10, 1961.
Edward (Eddy Clearwater or The Chief) Harrington, American blues guitarist and singer, was born on January 10, 1935.
American rock guitarist Ronald (Rompin’ Ronnie) Hawkins (“Forty Days” and “Mary Lou”) was born on January 10, 1935.
Curt Kirkwood, American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter (Eyes Adrift, Meat Puppets and Volcano), was born on January 10, 1959. Curt Kirkwood is brother to rock bassist Cris Kirkwood.
Gisele (MacKenzie) Marie-Louise Marguerite LaFleche, Canadian-American singer (“Hard to Get”), radio personality (Meet Gisele), and television personality (The Ed Sullivan Show, The Jack Benny Program and Your Hit Parade), was born on January 10, 1927.
British rock bassist Robert F. (Bob) Lang (The Mindbenders and Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders) was born on January 10, 1946.
Sherrill Milnes, American operatic baritone (Verdi), was born on January 10, 1935.
American singer (“Lasting Love” and “Start Movin'”) and actor (80 Steps to Jonah, Cheyenne Autumn, Crime in the Streets, Dino, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Escape from Zahrain, Exodus, The Gene Krupa Story, Giant, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Krakatoa East of Java, The Longest Day, A Private’s Affair, Rebel Without a Cause, Rock Pretty Baby, Somebody Up There Likes Me, Tonka, Who Killed Teddy Bear and The Young Don’t Cry) Salvator (Sal) Mineo, Jr., was born on January 10, 1939.
Cyrie Neville, American R&B singer (Meter and The Neville Brothers), was born on January 10, 1948.
John Alvin Ray, American singer (“Cry,” “Just Walking in the Rain,” “The Little White Cloud That Cried,” “Please Mr. Sun” and “Walkin’ My Baby Back Home”), was born on January 10, 1927.
American bebop drummer Maxwell Lemuel (Max) Roach (Max Roach Plus Four and M’Boom) was born on January 10, 1924. Max Roach played with Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Mingus, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins and other artists.
Canadian folk-rock guitarist and singer Bradley Kenneth (Brad) Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) was born on January 10, 1964.
Matt Roberts, American alternative rock guitarist and singer (3 Doors Down), was born on January 10, 1978.
William Sanderson, American actor (Avatar, Babylon 5: Thirdspace, Black Moon Rising, Blade Runner, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Deadwood, Fight for Your Life, Gods and Generals, Last Man Standing, Lone Wolf McQuade, Lonesome Dove, Man’s Best Friend, Mirror Mirror, Monkey Love, Newhart, Nightmares, The Onion Field, The Rocketeer, True Blood and Wagons East), was born on January 10, 1948.
German hard rock and heavy metal guitarist Michael Schenker (The Michael Schenker Group, The Scorpions and UFO) was born on January 10, 1955. Michael Schenker’s brother is rock guitarist Rudolf Schenker.
Aahoo Jahansouz (Sarah) Shahi, American actress (Life, The L Word and Reba), was born on January 10, 1980.
Francis Albert Emmanuel (Frank Jr.) Sinatra, Jr., American singer (“Spice” and “You’ll Never Know”), was born on January 10, 1944. Frank Sinatra, Jr., is the brother of singer Nancy Sinatra and the son of singer Frank Sinatra.
Chris (“Daddy Mac”) Smith, American rap artist (Kriss Kross), was born on January 10, 1979.
British rock singer Rod Stewart (“All For Love,” “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy,” “Maggie May,” “Tonight’s the Night – Gonna Be Alright” and “You Wear It Well”) was born on January 10, 1945. Rod Stewart was married to models Britt Ekland, Kelly Emberg and Rachel Hunter.
Russian prima ballerina Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova was born on January 10, 1910.
Jeni Varnadeau, American contemporary Christian singer (“For You,” “The Hammer in My Hand,” “I’m Waiting,” “More Than More” and “Silly Me”), was born on January 10, 19–.
Austrian actor (Casablanca, Deep in My Heart, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Goodbye, Mr. Chips and The Madwoman of Chaillot) and film director (Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Battle in Blue, Battle Shock and Tall Lie) Paul Georg Julius Hernreid Ritter (Paul Henreid) Von Wassell-Waldingau was born on January 10, 1905.
January 10th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
American mathematician, computer scientist and author (The Art of Computer Programming, Digital Typography, Literate Programming and Surreal Numbers) Donald Ervin Knuth was born on January 10, 1938.
Nicolaus Steno, Danish anatomist, biologist, geologist and stratigrapher, was born on January 10, 1638.
January 10th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
American Revolutionary War and French and Indian War hero Ethan Allen was born on January 10, 1738. Ethan Allen was the leader of The Green Mountain Boys.
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