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Abdul Kadir
   was born on   
May 10, 1944
Cricketer (Pakistani batsman-keeper in 4 Tests 1964-65)
Abraham Lincoln
   was born on   
February 12, 1809
16th President of the United States
Adam Deadmarsh
   was born on   
May 10, 1975
Trail BC, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Oly-98)
Adlai Stevenson Jr
   was born on   
February 5, 1900
Unsuccessful US presidential candidate, 1952, 1956; Ambassador the the United Nations
Akili Johnson
   was born on   
May 10, 1972
NFL defensive back (Atlanta Falcons)
Albert Dondeyne
   was born on   
May 10, 1901
Belgian philosopher/theologist
Albert Einstein
   was born on   
March 14, 1879
Albert Schweitzer
   was born on   
January 14, 1875
Missionary-physician, philosopher, musician and Nobel Peace Prize winner, 1952
Al Capone
   was born on   
January 17, 1899
American gangster
Aldous Huxley
   was born on   
July 26, 1894
English writer
Alexander Graham Bell
   was born on   
March 3, 1847
American inventor
Alfred Hitchcock
   was born on   
August 13, 1899
British film director associated with the suspense genre
Alfred Nobel
   was born on   
October 21, 1833
Swedesh chemist, engineer and inventor of dynamite; originator of the Nobel Prizes
Allen Ginsberg
   was born on   
June 3, 1926
American "beat" poet
Amanda Borden
   was born on   
May 10, 1977
Cincinnati Ohio, gymnast (World-silv-94, Oly-gold-96)
Anatoli Liadov
   was born on   
May 10, 1855
St Petersburg, Russia, composer (Enchanted Lake) [NS]
Andrei Kravtsov
   was born on   
May 10, 1971
Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
Andre Stolz
   was born on   
May 10, 1970
Brisbane QLD, Australasia golfer
Angus Paton
   was born on   
May 10, 1905
Civil engineer
Anne-Marie Pisier
   was born on   
May 10, 1944
Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot
   was born on   
May 10, 1727
A French economist and statesman.
Anna Maria Alberghetti
   was born on   
May 15, 1936
Actress
Anna Paquin
   was born on   
July 24, 1982
Actress Winnipeg, Canada
Anthony Burgess
   was born on   
February 25, 1917
British novelist, critic and composer
Anthony LaPaglia
   was born on   
January 31, 1959
Adelaide, South Australia
Anthony Mullens
   was born on   
May 10, 1936
British Lt-Gen (Deputy chief of defense)
Antonio Vivaldi
   was born on   
March 4, 1678
Composer
Anwar Sadat
   was born on   
December 25, 1918
His father was Egyptian, and his mother was Sudanese.
Ariel Durant
   was born on   
May 10, 1898
Writer (Story of Civilization)
Arthur Alexander
   was born on   
May 10, 1940
US singer/songwriter (Lonely Just Like Me)
Arthur C. Clarke
   was born on   
December 16, 1917
British science fiction writer; author of "2001, A Space Odyssey"
Arthur Kopit
   was born on   
May 10, 1937
US, playwright (Day Whores Came Out to Play Tennis)
Arthur Rimbaud
   was born on   
October 20, 1854
French poet
Arturo Toscanini
   was born on   
March 25, 1867
Italian musician; perhaps the greatest conductor of his era
Asmus Jakob Carstens
   was born on   
May 10, 1754
Painter
Audie Murphy
   was born on   
June 20, 1924
Most decorated WW II hero
Audrey Hepburn
   was born on   
May 4, 1929
Brussels, Belgium
Auguste Rodin
   was born on   
November 12, 1840
French sculptor
Augustin-Jean Fresnel
   was born on   
May 10, 1788
Optics pioneer/physicist
August Ritter Von Pettenkofen
   was born on   
May 10, 1822
Painter
Aynsley Dunbar
   was born on   
May 10, 1953
Rocker (Mothers of Invention-200 Motels, Retaliation)
Babe Ruth
   was born on   
February 6, 1895
"Sultan of Swat", baseball hero
Barbara McNair
   was born on   
March 4, 1934
Actress/singer
Barbara Moxness
   was born on   
May 10, 1953
LPGA golfer
Barbara Taylor Bradford
   was born on   
May 10, 1933
Author
Barbara Walters
   was born on   
September 25, 1931
The View
Barry Goldwater
   was born on   
January 1, 1909
US Senator, 1964 Republican Presidential Candidate
Ben Hecht
   was born on   
February 28, 1894
American journalist and screenwriter
Benito Pérez Galdós
   was born on   
May 10, 1843
A Spanish realist novelist
Benjamin Franklin
   was born on   
January 17, 1706
American statesman
Ben Kingsley
   was born on   
December 31, 1943
British Actor
Bernadette Peters
   was born on   
February 28, 1958
Singer/actress
Bert Weedon
   was born on   
May 10, 1921
Rocker
Betsy Ross
   was born on   
January 1, 1752
American Flag
Bill Coday
   was born on   
May 10, 1942
US singer (You're Gonna Then Me)
Billy the Kid
   was born on   
November 23, 1859
American frontier outlaw
Béla Bartók
   was born on   
March 25, 1881
Hungarian composer
Blyth Tait
   was born on   
May 10, 1961
England, NZ equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-gold-96)
Bobby Darin
   was born on   
May 14, 1925
Singer
Bobby Womack
   was born on   
March 4, 1944
US singer
Bob Dylan
   was born on   
May 24, 1941
American popular singer
Bob Marley
   was born on   
February 6, 1945
Reggai musician
Bono Vox
   was born on   
May 10, 1960
[Paul Hauson], Dublin Ireland, rocker (U2-Joshua Tree)
Booker T. Washington
   was born on   
April 5, 1856
American educator and writer - his autobiography, Up From Slavery, published in 1901, is still widely read today.
Boris Yeltsin
   was born on   
January 2, 1931
Russia's first democratically elected president. Played a key role in the demise of the Soviet Union and introduced painful market reforms.
Brett Lee
   was born on   
November 8, 1976
Australian cricketer
Brigitte Bardot
   was born on   
September 28, 1934
French actress and animal rights activist
Brian Wilson
   was born on   
June 20, 1942
Beach Boys
Bruce Beresford
   was born on   
August 16, 1940
Australian Director
Bruce Hartzler
   was born on   
May 10, 1955
Wash DC, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
Bruce Raymond
   was born on   
May 10, 1943
Jockey
Buddy Holly
   was born on   
September 7, 1936
American rock n' roll singer
Carl Albert
   was born on   
May 10, 1908
(D) speaker of the House
Carl J Eldh
   was born on   
May 10, 1873
Swedish sculptor
Carl Sandburg
   was born on   
January 6, 1878
American poet
Casimir Pulaski
   was born on   
March 4, 1747
Polish-born American patriot
Catherine the Great
   was born on   
April 21, 1729
Catherine II of Russia
Catherine O'Hara
   was born on   
March 4, 1954
Actress
Cecil B. DeMille
   was born on   
August 12, 1881
American filmmaker
Charles Darwin
   was born on   
February 12, 1809
British naturalist
Charles De Gaulle
   was born on   
November 22, 1890
French military leader and statesman; President of the 5th French Republic
Charles Dickens
   was born on   
February 7, 1812
Foremost English novelist of the Victorian era
Charles Durning
   was born on   
February 28, 1923
Actor
Charles Henry Van Wyck
   was born on   
May 10, 1824
A Representative from New York and a Senator from Nebraska
Charles McGraw
   was born on   
May 10, 1914
NYC, actor (Michael-Falcon, Smith Family)
Charlie Chaplin
   was born on   
April 16, 1889
English comedy actor
Charlotte Bronte
   was born on   
April 21, 1816
Author
Chazz Palminteri
   was born on   
May 15, 1951
Actor .
Chris Berman
   was born on   
May 10, 1955
Sportscaster (ESPN)
Chris Rea
   was born on   
March 4, 1951
UK singer/songwriter
Christian Beyers Naud
   was born on   
May 10, 1915
South African anti-apartheid fighter
Christina Applegate
   was born on   
November 25, 1971
Chubby Checker
   was born on   
October 3, 1941
Singer, "The Twist"
Clara Barton
   was born on   
December 25, 1821
Clarence Darrow
   was born on   
April 18, 1857
American lawyer; defender of John Scopes in the 1925 "Monkey Trial", defending the right to teach evolution
Clark Gable
   was born on   
January 2, 1901
Actor
Claude Debussy
   was born on   
August 22, 1862
French composer
Claude-Joseph Rouget De Lisle
   was born on   
May 10, 1760
French soldier and composer who in 1792 wrote La Marseillaise, the French national anthem.
Cliff Wilson
   was born on   
May 10, 1934
Snooker player
Curtis Whitley
   was born on   
May 10, 1969
NFL center (Panthers, Packers, Raiders)
Dalai Lama
   was born on   
July 6, 1935
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama; Tibetian spiritual leader
Dalton Parry Conyngham
   was born on   
May 10, 1897
Cricketer (one Test S Africa v England 1923)
Dana Andrews
   was born on   
January 1, 1909
Actor: State Fair
Danny Rapp
   was born on   
May 10, 1941
Phila, rocker (Danny and Juniors)
Dave Mason
   was born on   
May 10, 1947
Worcester England, singer/songwriter (We Just Disagree)
David Brown
   was born on   
May 10, 1904
CEO (Aston Martin Lagonda)
David Cronenberg
   was born on   
May 15, 1943
Filmmaker
David O. Selznick
   was born on   
May 10, 1902
Pittsburgh Pa, producer (Gone With the Wind)
Denis Thatcher
   was born on   
May 10, 1915
Husband of British PM Margaret (1979-90)
Dennis Bergkamp
   was born on   
May 10, 1969
Amsterdam Neth, soccer player (Ajax)
Dean Spriddle
   was born on   
May 10, 1964
Plymouth Engld, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Oak Valley)
Dick Clark
   was born on   
November 30, 1929
Diego Rivera
   was born on   
December 8, 1886
Mexican painter and muralist
Dimitri Tiomkin
   was born on   
May 10, 1894
Russia, composer (Acad Award 1954-High and Mighty)
Dmitri Shostakovich
   was born on   
September 25, 1906
Russian composer
Don Novello
   was born on   
January 1, 1943
Father Guido Sarducci
Donovan
   was born on   
May 10, 1943
[Leitch], Scotland, guitarist/folk singer (Mellow Yellow)
Dan Schayes
   was born on   
May 10, 1959
NBA center/forward (Miami Heat, Orlando Magic)
Dustin Hoffman
   was born on   
August 8, 1937
American actor
Dwight D. Eisenhower
   was born on   
October 14, 1890
34th President of the United States; Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe during WWII
Eddy Arnold
   was born on   
May 15, 1918
Country singer
Edgar Allen Poe
   was born on   
January 19, 1809
American poet
Edward Fursdon
   was born on   
May 10, 1925
British Maj-Gen (defense council)
Edward Gardner
   was born on   
May 10, 1912
Queen's Court/MP
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
   was born on   
March 6, 1806
Poet
Elizabeth I
   was born on   
September 7, 1533
Queen of England
Ellen Ochoa
   was born on   
May 10, 1958
LA Calif, PhD/Astronaut (STS 56, 66)
Elvis Presley
   was born on   
January 8, 1935
"The King"; American singer, actor and pop icon
Emilio Estefan
   was born on   
March 4, 1953
Musician/producer
Emily Dickinson
   was born on   
December 10, 1830
American poet
Enrico Caruso
   was born on   
February 24, 1873
Italian tenor
Eric Stock
   was born on   
May 10, 1971
Soccer player (NEC)
Erik Jorgensen
   was born on   
May 10, 1912
Composer
Ernest Hemingway
   was born on   
July 21, 1899
American novelist
Ester Williams
   was born on   
August 8, 1922
American actress and competitive swimmer
Ewart Levy
   was born on   
May 10, 1897
Farrell Duclair
   was born on   
May 10, 1972
CFL fullback (Calgary Stampeders)
Fats Domino
   was born on   
February 26, 1928
Pioneer rock and roll singer
Fats Domino
   was born on   
May 10, 1929
Rocker (Blueberry Hill)
Florence Nightingale
   was born on   
May 12, 1820
Pioneer of modern nursing
Frank Langella
   was born on   
January 1, 1940
Actor
Franklin D. Roosevelt
   was born on   
January 30, 1882
32nd President of the United States
Frank Lloyd Wright
   was born on   
June 8, 1867
Prominent and influential architect
François-Marie Raoult
   was born on   
May 10, 1830
French physicist/chemist (law of Raoult)
Fred Astaire
   was born on   
May 10, 1899
An American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor.
Frederick Zech Jr
   was born on   
May 10, 1858
Composer
Frida Kahlo
   was born on   
July 6, 1907
Mexican painter
Fritz V Unruh
   was born on   
May 10, 1885
Writer
Galileo Galilei
   was born on   
February 15, 1564
Italian scientist; constructed a telescope with which he verified the Copernican theory of the universe
Gallus Zeiler
   was born on   
May 10, 1705
Composer
Garry Daley
   was born on   
May 10, 1962
Keyboard (China Crisis-Christian)
Gary Owens
   was born on   
May 10, 1936
Mitchell SD, disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show)
Gavin MacLeod
   was born on   
February 28, 1931
Actor
George Bernard Shaw
   was born on   
July 26, 1856
Irish playwright
George Frederic Handel
   was born on   
February 23, 1685
Composer
George Lucas
   was born on   
May 14, 1944
Filmmaker ("Star Wars")
George Orwell
   was born on   
June 25, 1903
British author; author of "Animal Farm" and "1984"
George Ross
   was born on   
May 10, 1730
Signed Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania.
George Thomas Smart
   was born on   
May 10, 1776
Composer
George Washington
   was born on   
February 22, 1732
1st President of the United States
Giuseppe Verdi
   was born on   
October 10, 1813
Italian composer, mainly of operas
Graham Gouldman
   was born on   
May 10, 1946
Manchester England, bassist (10cc-No Milk Today)
Grant Williams
   was born on   
May 10, 1974
NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
Gustav Mahler
   was born on   
July 7, 1860
Austrian Late-Romantic composer; conductor, Metropolitan Opera
Gustav Stresemann
   was born on   
May 10, 1878
German chancellor (1923, Nobel 1926)
Gwen Stefani
   was born on   
October 3, 1969
Singer
Harilaos Perpessas
   was born on   
May 10, 1907
Composer
Harold Francis Collison
   was born on   
May 10, 1909
Trade Unionist
Harold Myers
   was born on   
May 10, 1912
Film journalist
Harriet Beecher Stowe
   was born on   
June 14, 1811
American abolitionist and writer; author of the influential "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Harry Houdini
   was born on   
March 24, 1874
Magician
Hendrik Zwaardemaker
   was born on   
May 10, 1857
Dutch physiologist (olfactometer)
Henry Aaron
   was born on   
February 5, 1934
American baseball player; most all-time home runs
Henry Diamond
   was born on   
May 10, 1908
Irish Nationalist MP
Henry Fambrough
   was born on   
May 10, 1935
US singer (Spinners)
Henry the Navigator
   was born on   
March 4, 1394
Portuguese sailor who sponsored Portugals early voyages of discovery
Henry VIII
   was born on   
June 28, 1491
King of England
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   was born on   
February 27, 1807
American poet
Herbert Elwell
   was born on   
May 10, 1898
Minneapolis Minnesota, composer (Happy Hypocrite)
Homer Simpson
   was born on   
May 10, 1955
Animation (Simpsons)
Humphrey Bogart
   was born on   
December 25, 1899
Ingram Douglas Marshall
   was born on   
May 10, 1942
Composer
Ivan Cankar
   was born on   
May 10, 1876
Slavs author (Hlapec Jernej-Njegova Pravica)
Jackie Lomax
   was born on   
May 10, 1944
Liverpool, rocker (Is This What You Want)
Jack Kerouac
   was born on   
March 12, 1922
"beat" novelist, poet
Jackson Pollack
   was born on   
January 28, 1912
An influential American painter and a major force in the abstract expressionist movement.
Jacobus C Bloem
   was born on   
May 10, 1887
Dutch poet (Sintels)
Jacques-Nicolas-Augustin Thierry
   was born on   
May 10, 1795
Historian
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
   was born on   
June 11, 1910
French explorer, ecologist and filmmaker
James Earl Chaney
   was born on   
May 10, 1943
US civil rights activist
James Joyce
   was born on   
February 2, 1882
Author of Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake
James Mason
   was born on   
May 15, 1909
Actor
James Shields
   was born on   
May 10, 1810
American politician and U.S. Army officer. Brigadier General of volunteers (Union volunteers)
Jane Goodall
   was born on   
March 4, 1934
Anthropologist
Janet Jackson
   was born on   
May 16, 1966
As if you didn't know
Janet Reasons
   was born on   
May 10, 1974
Port Orchard Washington, Miss America-Washington (1997)
Jay Ferguson
   was born on   
May 10, 1947
Burbank Calif, rocker (Spirit-I Got A Line on You)
J.D. Salinger
   was born on   
January 1, 1919
Author, The Catcher in the Rye
Jeannette Kohlhaas
   was born on   
May 10, 1958
LPGA golfer
J. Edgar Hoover
   was born on   
January 1, 1895
Director Emeritus of the FBI
Jeff Apple
   was born on   
May 10, 1954
Miami Florida, producer (In the Line of Fire)
Jean Marie I'aine Leclair
   was born on   
May 10, 1697
Composer
Jean Paul Sartre
   was born on   
June 21, 1905
French existentialist philosopher and writer
Jerome Williams
   was born on   
May 10, 1973
NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
Jean Sibelius
   was born on   
December 8, 1865
Finnish composer
Jesse James
   was born on   
September 5, 1847
Famous American outlaw
Jim Abrahams
   was born on   
May 10, 1944
Shorewood WI, director (Hot Shots, Top Secret)
Jim Carrey
   was born on   
January 17, 1962
Actor
Jim Clark
   was born on   
March 4, 1936
British auto racing champion
Jim Hickman
   was born on   
May 10, 1937
Baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs)
Jim Kelly
   was born on   
May 10, 1867
Cricket wicket-keeper (Australian 1896-1905)
Jim Morrison
   was born on   
December 8, 1943
Charismatic lead singer of the Doors
Jimmy Demaret
   was born on   
May 10, 1910
Winner of 44 golf tournaments, but not the Open
Jim Schreiner
   was born on   
May 10, 1965
Kailua Hawaii, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
Jan Kalf
   was born on   
May 10, 1873
Literary/art historian (Preservation of museums)
Joachim Prinz
   was born on   
May 10, 1902
Author / Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37)
Joe DiMaggio
   was born on   
November 25, 1914
Baseball
Joey Meyer
   was born on   
May 10, 1962
Baseball player
Johann Michael Schmidt
   was born on   
May 10, 1741
Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
   was born on   
March 21, 1685
Composer
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
   was born on   
August 28, 1749
German poet, novelist and philosopher
John F. Kennedy, Jr.
   was born on   
November 25, 1960
John F. Kennedy
   was born on   
May 29, 1917
35th President of the United States; assassinated in his car 11/22/1963
John Garfield
   was born on   
March 4, 1913
Actor
John Glenn
   was born on   
July 18, 1921
Glenn is the first American to orbit the Earth, and the oldest person to fly in space.
John Logan
   was born on   
January 1, 1921
Basketball
John Milton
   was born on   
December 9, 1608
English poet; author of "Paradise Lost"
Johnny Cash
   was born on   
February 26, 1932
American popular singer
John Phillips
   was born on   
August 30, 1935
Mama's & Papa's
John Sherman
   was born on   
May 10, 1823
A U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Ohio during the Civil War and into the late nineteenth century
John Turturro
   was born on   
February 28, 1957
Actor
Johan A Zoutman
   was born on   
May 10, 1724
A Dutch naval figure and Rear Admiral who fought at the Battle of Dogger Bank. Fort Zoutman, a bay in Aruba is named after him.
Jonathan Edwards
   was born on   
May 10, 1966
Britain, triple jumper (Olympics-gold/silver-92, 96)
Jonathan Swift
   was born on   
November 30, 1667
Irish writer; author of "Gulliver's Travels"
Joan of Arc
   was born on   
January 6, 1412
Heroine of France and saint of the Catholic Church
Joseph Cotten
   was born on   
May 15, 1905
Actor
Joyce Carol Oates
   was born on   
June 16, 1938
Prolific American author
J P Hebel
   was born on   
May 10, 1760
Writer
Judson Mills
   was born on   
May 10, 1969
Purcellville Va, actor (Hutch-As The World Turns)
Justice Laws
   was born on   
May 10, 1945
Karl Barth
   was born on   
May 10, 1886
Basel Switzerland, theologian/author (Action in Waiting)
Karl Marx
   was born on   
May 5, 1818
German political philosopher, economist and revolutionary
Katherine Anne Porter
   was born on   
May 15, 1890
Author
Kathy Farrer
   was born on   
May 10, 1944
LPGA golfer
Kaufmann Kohler
   was born on   
May 10, 1843
German-born U.S. reform rabbi and theologian
Kay Lenz
   was born on   
March 4, 1953
Actress
Kay Petre
   was born on   
May 10, 1903
Born Canada and raised in England, was a star at the legendary Brooklands track.
Ken Berry
   was born on   
May 10, 1941
Baseball player (White Sox, Angels, Brewers, Indians)
Knute Rockne
   was born on   
March 4, 1888
Notre Dame football coach
Kofi Annan
   was born on   
April 8, 1938
Ghanaian diplomat; Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize winner
Kurt Vonnegut Jr
   was born on   
November 11, 1922
American writer
Lainie Kazan
   was born on   
May 15, 1940
Singer
Larry Williams
   was born on   
May 10, 1935
Rocker
Lawrence Lau
   was born on   
May 10, 1953
Actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
Leonard Bernstein
   was born on   
August 25, 1918
American composer and conductor
Leonard Cohen
   was born on   
September 21, 1934
Canadian poet, novelist and singer-songwriter
Leonardo Da Vinci
   was born on   
April 15, 1452
Italian artist, mathematician, inventor, sculptor, model for the "Renaissance man"
Leo Tolstoy
   was born on   
August 28, 1828
Russian writer; author of "War and Peace"
L. Frank Baum
   was born on   
May 15, 1856
Author ("The Wizard of Oz")
Linda Evangelista
   was born on   
May 10, 1965
St Catherines Canada, model (Elite)
Linus Pauling
   was born on   
February 28, 1901
Chemist and physicist,twice winner of the Nobel Prize
Lisa Marie Presley
   was born on   
January 2, 1968
The King's Daughter
Lisa M Nowak
   was born on   
May 10, 1963
Wash DC, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
Lord Collison
   was born on   
May 10, 1909
British union leader (agriculture workers)
Lord Smith
   was born on   
May 10, 1914
British surgeon
Louis Nicholas Davout
   was born on   
May 10, 1770
French field marshal (defeated Prussians)
Louis Pasteur
   was born on   
December 27, 1822
French microbiologist and chemist; experiments confirmed the germ theory of disease
Luciano Pavarotti
   was born on   
October 12, 1935
Italian opera singer
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   was born on   
December 16, 1770
Composer
Madame Curie
   was born on   
November 7, 1867
Polish-French physicist and chemist; first female professor at the Sorbonne
Madeleine Albright
   was born on   
May 15, 1937
Former U.S. Secretary of State
Mae Murray
   was born on   
May 10, 1885
[Girl with bee-stung lips], VA, actress (High Stakes)
Mahatma Gandhi
   was born on   
October 2, 1869
Major political and spiritual leader of India; influential teacher of non-violent resistance
Manuel Santana
   was born on   
May 10, 1938
Tennis player (US Open 1965)
Margaret Thatcher
   was born on   
October 13, 1925
British Prime Minister
Margaret Ward
   was born on   
May 10, 1958
LPGA golfer
Margot Turner
   was born on   
May 10, 1910
Matron-in-chief (Army Nursing Service)
Marian Anderson
   was born on   
February 27, 1897
American contralto; perhaps best remembered for her performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial
Maria Calas
   was born on   
December 2, 1923
American-born Greek dramatic coloratura soprano
Marie Benavente
   was born on   
May 10, 1885
[Maria Wissink], actress (Scapegoat)
Marie-France Pisier
   was born on   
May 10, 1944
Daclat Vietnam, actress (Scruples, Midnight)
Marilyn Monroe
   was born on   
June 1, 1926
American sultry movie actress
Mario Andretti
   was born on   
February 28, 1940
Race car driver
Mark David Chapman
   was born on   
May 10, 1955
Assassin (John Lennon)
Mark Twain
   was born on   
November 30, 1835
American humorist, writer and satirist
Martin Driever
   was born on   
May 10, 1969
WLAF tight end (Rhein Fire)
Martin Luther King Jr.
   was born on   
January 15, 1929
American civil rights leader, assassinated in 1968
Martin Luther
   was born on   
November 10, 1483
German priest and church reformer; teachings inspired the Reformation
Mary Pickford
   was born on   
April 8, 1892
Canadian motion picture star, known as "America's Sweetheart"
Mary, Queen of Scots
   was born on   
December 8, 1542
Mary I, Mary Stuart
Mary Shelley
   was born on   
August 30, 1797
Frankenstein
Maureen Lipman
   was born on   
May 10, 1946
Actress (Educating Rita, Wonderworks)
Maurice Ravel
   was born on   
March 7, 1875
French composer
Maxim Shostakovich
   was born on   
May 10, 1938
Leningrad Russia, conductor (Atlanta Symph)
Max Steiner
   was born on   
May 10, 1888
Hollywood film composer
Maybelle Carter
   was born on   
May 10, 1909
Nickelsville Va, country singer (Johnny Cash Show)
Meg Foster
   was born on   
May 10, 1947
Conn, actress (Sunshine, Cagney and Lacey)
Merritt Ranew
   was born on   
May 10, 1938
Baseball player
Michael Anthony
   was born on   
June 20, 1955
Van Halen bassist
Michael Caine
   was born on   
March 14, 1933
Michael Shea
   was born on   
May 10, 1938
director (Hanson Trust)/Queen's press sect
Michelangelo
   was born on   
March 6, 1475
Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer
Michel De Montaigne
   was born on   
February 28, 1533
French essayist
Miguel De Cervantes
   was born on   
September 29, 1547
Spanish writer; auther of Don Quixote
Mikael Andersson
   was born on   
May 10, 1966
Malmo Swe, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Mike Butcher
   was born on   
May 10, 1965
Baseball player, was a Relief Pitcher for the California Angels (1992-95).
Milton Babbitt
   was born on   
May 10, 1916
US mathematician/composer (Widow's Lament)
Mohammed Ali
   was born on   
January 17, 1942
American boxer
Monica Dickens
   was born on   
May 10, 1915
Author/founder (US Samaritians)
Montgomery Blair
   was born on   
May 10, 1813
Member of the Cabinet of Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War
Mother Teresa
   was born on   
August 27, 1910
Albanian Roman Catholic nun; winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
Napolean Bonaparte
   was born on   
August 15, 1769
Emperor of the French
Nelson Mandela
   was born on   
July 18, 1918
Niccola Benvenuti
   was born on   
May 10, 1783
Composer
Niccolo Machiavelli
   was born on   
May 3, 1469
Italian political philosopher; author of "The Prince"
Nicolas Copernicus
   was born on   
February 19, 1473
Astronomer who formulated the first modern heliocentered theory of the solar system
Nicole Kidman
   was born on   
June 20, 1967
Australian actress. Won an Academy Award for The Hours (2002).
Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov
   was born on   
May 10, 1800
Composer
Nostradamus
   was born on   
December 14, 1503
One of the world's most famous publishers of prophecies
Olaf Stapleton
   was born on   
May 10, 1886
British religious sci-fi writer (Star Maker)
Olga Korbut
   was born on   
May 16, 1955
Gymnast
Osama Ben Laden
   was born on   
March 10, 1957
Wanted terrorist
Oscar Wilde
   was born on   
October 16, 1854
Irish playwright, novelist and poet
Pablo Neruda
   was born on   
July 12, 1904
Chilean poet; one of the most widely read poets since William Shakespeare
Pablo Picasso
   was born on   
October 25, 1881
Spanish painter and sculptor
Pamelo Mounk'a
   was born on   
May 10, 1945
Musician
Patrice Munsel
   was born on   
May 14, 1925
Opera coloratura soprano
Patrick Moore
   was born on   
March 4, 1923
British Astronomer
Paul Cézanne
   was born on   
January 19, 1839
French painter
Paul Gauguin
   was born on   
June 7, 1848
French painter
Paul McCartney
   was born on   
June 18, 1942
Sir James Paul McCartney, English singer and songwriter; member of the Beatles
Paul Nicholas Young
   was born on   
May 10, 1947
Architect
Paula Prentiss
   was born on   
March 4, 1939
Actress
Paul Revere
   was born on   
January 1, 1735
The British Are Coming!
Paul Simon
   was born on   
October 13, 1941
American singer, songwriter
P. B. S. Pinchback
   was born on   
May 10, 1837
First African American to become Governor of a U.S. state. He was also the first non-white governor of Louisiana, born in Macon, Georgia (Bibb County), to a white planter (William Pinchback) and his former slave, Eliza Stewart.
Peter Davies
   was born on   
May 10, 1938
Major-General/Director-General (RSPCA)
Peter Lichtenthal
   was born on   
May 10, 1780
Composer
Pete Schourek
   was born on   
May 10, 1969
Austin TX, pitcher (Cin Reds)
Philip Gordon Winsor
   was born on   
May 10, 1938
Composer
Phil Mahre
   was born on   
May 10, 1957
Yakima Wash, alpine slalom skier (Oly-gold/silver-80, 84)
Phil Rizzuto
   was born on   
September 25, 1918
Baseball
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
   was born on   
February 25, 1841
French impressionist painter
Pierre Curie
   was born on   
May 15, 1859
French chemist
Piet Mondriaan
   was born on   
March 7, 1872
Dutch painter
Pope Benedict XVI
   was born on   
April 16, 1927
Pope John Paul II
   was born on   
May 18, 1920
Princess Beatrice of York
   was born on   
August 8, 1988
Daughter of Fergie and Prince Andrew
Princess Diana
   was born on   
July 1, 1961
Diana, Princess of Wales
Queen Elizabeth II
   was born on   
April 21, 1926
Queen of the United Kingdom
Quincy Jones
   was born on   
March 14, 1933
Randy Cunneyworth
   was born on   
May 10, 1961
Etobicoke, NHL left wing (Ottawa Senators)
R. Buckminster Fuller
   was born on   
July 12, 1895
American visionary, architect, writer and inventor of the geodesic dome
Red Skelton
   was born on   
July 18, 1913
Rembrandt Van Rijn
   was born on   
July 15, 1606
Dutch painter and printmaker
René Descartes
   was born on   
March 31, 1596
French philosopher, scientist, writer; author of phrase "Cogito ergo sum"
Richard Gere
   was born on   
August 31, 1949
Richard J. Daleyn
   was born on   
May 15, 1902
Former Chicago Mayor
Richard Wagner
   was born on   
May 22, 1813
German composer primarily known for his operas
Rick Santorum
   was born on   
May 10, 1958
Rep-R-Penn
Robby Thompson
   was born on   
May 10, 1962
W Palm Beach FL, infielder (SF Giants)
Robert E. Lee
   was born on   
January 19, 1807
General, Confederate States of America
Robert F. Kennedy
   was born on   
November 20, 1925
Assassinated American politician
Robert Frost
   was born on   
March 26, 1874
American poet
Robert N. Cronk
   was born on   
January 1, 1924
Savannah, Georgia. The first American born in 1924
Robert Owen
   was born on   
May 14, 1771
Scottish reformer
Robert Sean Leonard
   was born on   
February 28, 1969
Actor
Robert Zemeckis
   was born on   
May 14, 1952
Filmaker (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
Rocky Graziano
   was born on   
January 1, 1921
Rocco Barbella, fighter and actor
Roderich Mojsisovics-Mojsvar
   was born on   
May 10, 1877
Composer
Roger Bannister
   was born on   
March 23, 1929
British runner; first man to run a sub four-minute mile
Ronald Reagan
   was born on   
February 6, 1911
40th President of the United States
Ron Banks
   was born on   
May 10, 1951
US RandB singer (Dramatics-Whatcha See is Whatcha Get)
Ronnie Dixon
   was born on   
May 10, 1971
NFL defensive tackle (Phila Eagles, NY Jets)
Rony Seikaly
   was born on   
May 10, 1965
NBA center (Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors)
Rosa Parks
   was born on   
February 4, 1913
Civil rights pioneer
Rudolf Viole
   was born on   
May 10, 1825
Composer
Rudyard Kipling
   was born on   
December 30, 1865
British author and poet
Salah Abou Seif
   was born on   
May 10, 1915
Director
Salvador Dalì
   was born on   
May 11, 1904
Spanish artist
Samuel Beckett
   was born on   
April 13, 1906
Irish dramatist, novelist and poet
Shakin' Stevens
   was born on   
March 4, 1948
UK Singer
Sid Vicious
   was born on   
May 10, 1957
[John Simon Ritchie], England, bassist (Sex Pistols)
Sigmund Freud
   was born on   
May 6, 1856
Jewish-Austrian neuroligist and phychiatrist; founder of the phychoanalytic school of phychology
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
   was born on   
May 22, 1859
Author of Sherlock Holmes novels
Sir Edward Elgar
   was born on   
June 2, 1857
British composer
Sir Issac Newton
   was born on   
December 25, 1642
Sly Dunbar
   was born on   
May 10, 1952
Kingston Jamaica, reggae drummer (Sly and Robbie)
Stanley Kubrick
   was born on   
July 26, 1928
Motion picture director
Steve Gunderson
   was born on   
May 10, 1951
Rep-R-WI, 1981-
Steve Mahre
   was born on   
May 10, 1957
Yakima Wash, twin alpine slalom skier (Oly-Silver-80, 84)
Steven Weber
   was born on   
March 4, 1961
Actor
Steve Thomas
   was born on   
May 10, 1953
Rocker (Shooting Star)
Stuart Carlisle
   was born on   
May 10, 1972
Cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1995-)
Susan B. Anthony
   was born on   
February 15, 1820
Leader in the movement for women's suffrage in the United States
Svetlana Stalin
   was born on   
February 28, 1926
Daughter of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin
Tauseef Ahmed
   was born on   
May 10, 1960
Cricketer. Leading Pakistani off-spinner of 80's.
Ted Williams
   was born on   
August 30, 1918
Baseball
Tennessee Williams
   was born on   
March 26, 1911
American playwright
Thomas Gainsborough
   was born on   
May 14, 1727
English portrait painter
Thomas Howard
   was born on   
May 10, 1536
4th Duke of Norfolk, English Earl Marshall
Thomas Jefferson
   was born on   
April 13, 1743
3rd President of the United States; author of the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Johnstone Lipton
   was born on   
May 10, 1850
Self-made man, merchant, and yachtsman. He created the famous Lipton tea brand and was the most persistent challenger in the history of the America's Cup
Thurston Hall
   was born on   
May 10, 1882
Boston MA, actor (Roaming Lady, In Society)
Tibor Sarai
   was born on   
May 10, 1919
Composer
Tiger Woods
   was born on   
December 30, 1975
American golfer
Tim Roth
   was born on   
May 14, 1961
Actor
Todd Kalis
   was born on   
May 10, 1965
NFL guard (Cin Bengals)
Tommy Lee
   was born on   
October 3, 1961
Singer
Tommy Tune
   was born on   
February 28, 1939
Dancer
Tony Danza
   was born on   
April 21, 1951
Actor
Tori Spelling
   was born on   
May 16, 1973
Actress
Trini Lopez
   was born on   
May 15, 1937
Singer
Victor Hugo
   was born on   
February 26, 1802
French novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, statesman and human rights campaigner
Victoria Rowell
   was born on   
May 10, 1960
Portland ME, actress (Drucilla-Young and Restless)
Victor Mature
   was born on   
January 29, 1913
American film actor
Vincente Minnelli
   was born on   
February 28, 1903
Movie director
Vincent Van Gogh
   was born on   
March 30, 1853
Dutch post-impressionist painter
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
   was born on   
April 22, 1870
Russian revolutionary, Communist politician and first leader of the Soviet Union
Voltaire
   was born on   
November 21, 1694
François-Marie Arouet; French Enlightenment writer and philosopher
Walt Disney
   was born on   
December 5, 1901
Academy award winning American film producer, director, screenwriter and animator
Walt Whitman
   was born on   
May 31, 1819
American poet
W.E.B. DuBois
   was born on   
February 23, 1868
American civil rights leader, activist, teacher, historian, poet
William Lithgow
   was born on   
May 10, 1934
Scottish industrialist/multi-millionaire
William Shakespeare
   was born on   
April 23, 1564
English poet and playwright; widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language
Will Smith
   was born on   
September 25, 1968
Fresh Prince
Win Bischoff
   was born on   
May 10, 1941
CEO (Schroders)
Winston Churchill
   was born on   
November 30, 1874
English statesman and author; Prime Minister and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   was born on   
January 27, 1756
Composer
Xavier Cugat
   was born on   
January 1, 1900
Artist
Yogi Berra
   was born on   
May 12, 1925
New York Yankee catcher; originator of many interesting sayings, like "Nobody goes to that restaurant anymore. It's too busy."


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