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Day History: August-10

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Famous Birthdays


941 - [[Lê Hoàn]] -Vietnamese emperor (d. 1005)

1267 - [[James II of Aragon]] -(d. 1327)

1296 - [[John of Bohemia]] -(d. 1346)

1360 - [[Francesco Zabarella]] -Italian cardinal (d. 1417)

1397 - [[Albert II of Germany]] -(d. 1439)

1489 - [[Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck]] -German lawyer and politician (d. 1553)

1520 - [[Madeleine of Valois]] -(d. 1537)

1560 - [[Hieronymus Praetorius]] -German organist and composer (d. 1629)

1602 - [[Gilles de Roberval]] -French mathematician and academic (d. 1675)

1645 - [[Eusebio Kino]] -Italian priest and missionary (d. 1711)

1737 - [[Anton Losenko]] -Russian painter and academic (d. 1773)

1740 - [[Samuel Arnold (composer)|Samuel Arnold]] -English organist and composer (d. 1802)

1744 - [[Alexandrine Le Normant d'Étiolles]] -French daughter of Madame de Pompadour (d. 1754)

1805 - [[Ferenc Toldy]] -German-Hungarian historian and critic (d. 1875)

1809 - [[John Kirk Townsend]] -American ornithologist and explorer (d. 1851)

1810 - [[Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour]] -Italian soldier and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1861)

1814 - [[Henri Nestlé]] -German businessman, founded Nestlé (d. 1890)

1821 - [[Jay Cooke]] -American financier, founded Jay Cooke & Company (d. 1905)

1823 - [[Hugh Stowell Brown]] -English minister and reformer (d. 1886)

1825 - [[István Türr]] -Hungarian soldier, architect, and engineer, co-designed the Corinth Canal (d. 1908)

1827 - [[Lovro Toman]] -Slovenian lawyer and politician (d. 1870)

1839 - [[Aleksandr Stoletov]] -Russian physicist and academic (d. 1896)

1845 - [[Abai Qunanbaiuli]] -Kazakh poet, composer, and philosopher (d. 1904)

1848 - [[William Harnett]] -Irish-American painter and educator (d. 1892)

1856 - [[William Willett]] -English inventor, founded British Summer Time (d. 1915)

1860 - [[Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande]] -Indian singer and musicologist (d. 1936)

1865 - [[Alexander Glazunov]] -Russian composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1936)

1868 - [[Hugo Eckener]] -German pilot and businessman (d. 1954)

1869 - [[Laurence Binyon]] -English poet, playwright, and scholar (d. 1943)

1872 - [[William Manuel Johnson]] -American bassist (d. 1972)

1874 - [[Herbert Hoover]] -American engineer and politician, 31st President of the United States (d. 1964)

1877 - [[Frank Marshall (chess player)|Frank Marshall]] -American chess player and author (d. 1944)

1878 - [[Alfred Döblin]] -Polish-German physician and author (d. 1957)

1880 - [[Robert L. Thornton]] -American businessman and politician, Mayor of Dallas (d. 1964)

1884 - [[Panait Istrati]] -Romanian journalist and author (d. 1935)

1888 - [[Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark]] -(d. 1940)

1889 - [[Charles Darrow]] -American game designer, created ''Monopoly (game)|Monopoly'' (d. 1967)

1891 - [[Henry O'Neill]] -American actor and singer (d. 1961)

1890 - [[Angus Lewis Macdonald]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Premier of Nova Scotia (d. 1954)

1894 - [[V. V. Giri]] -Indian lawyer and politician, 4th President of India (d. 1980)

1895 - [[Hammy Love]] -Australian cricketer (d. 1969)

1897 - [[John W. Galbreath]] -American businessman and philanthropist, founded Darby Dan Farm (d. 1988)

1898 - [[Jack Haley]] -American actor and singer (d. 1979)

1900 - [[Arthur Porritt, Baron Porritt]] -New Zealand physician and politician, 11th Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1994)

1902 - [[Norma Shearer]] -Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 1983)

1902 - [[Curt Siodmak]] -German-English author and screenwriter (d. 2000)

1902 - [[Arne Tiselius]] -Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)

1903 - [[Ward Moore]] -American author (d. 1978)

1905 - [[Era Bell Thompson]] -American journalist and author (d. 1986)

1907 - [[Su Yu]] -Chinese general and politician (d. 1984)

1908 - [[Rica Erickson]] -Australian botanist, historian, and author (d. 2009)

1908 - [[Billy Gonsalves]] -American soccer player (d. 1977)

1909 - [[Leo Fender]] -American businessman, founded Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (d. 1991)

1910 - [[Guy Mairesse]] -French race car driver (d. 1954)

1911 - [[Leonidas Andrianopoulos]] -Greek footballer (d. 2011)

1911 - [[A. N. Sherwin-White]] -English historian and author (d. 1993)

1912 - [[Jorge Amado]] -Brazilian author, poet, and academic (d. 2001)

1913 - [[Noah Beery, Jr.]] -American actor and singer (d. 1994)

1913 - [[Kalevi Kotkas]] -Estonian-Finnish high jumper and discus thrower (d. 1983)

1913 - [[Wolfgang Paul]] -German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)

1914 - [[Jeff Corey]] -American actor and director (d. 2002)

1914 - [[Carlos Menditeguy]] -Argentinian race car driver and polo player (d. 1973)

1914 - [[Ray Smith (cricketer)|Ray Smith]] -English cricketer (d. 1996)

1918 - [[Eugene P. Wilkinson]] -American admiral (d. 2013)

1920 - [[Red Holzman]] -American basketball player and coach (d. 1998)

1923 - [[Bill Doolittle]] -American football player and coach (d. 2014)

1923 - [[Rhonda Fleming]] -American actress and singer

1923 - [[Fred Ridgway]] -English cricketer and footballer

1923 - [[SM Sultan]] -Bangladeshi painter and illustrator (d. 1994)

1924 - [[Nancy Buckingham]] -English author

1924 - [[Martha Hyer]] -American actress and singer (d. 2014)

1925 - [[George Cooper (British Army officer)|George Cooper]] -English general

1926 - [[Marie-Claire Alain]] -French organist and educator (d. 2013)

1927 - [[Jimmy Martin]] -American singer and guitarist (d. 2005)

1927 - [[Nejat Uygur]] -Turkish actor (b. 2013)

1927 - [[Vernon Washington]] -American actor (d. 1988)

1928 - [[Jimmy Dean]] -American singer, actor, and businessman, founded the Jimmy Dean (brand)|Jimmy Dean Food Company (d. 2010)

1928 - [[Eddie Fisher (singer)|Eddie Fisher]] -American singer and actor (d. 2010)

1928 - [[Gerino Gerini (racing driver)|Gerino Gerini]] -Italian race car driver (d. 2013)

1928 - [[Gus Mercurio]] -American-Australian actor (d. 2010)

1930 - [[Barry Unsworth]] -English-Italian author and academic (d. 2012)

1931 - [[Dolores Alexander]] -American journalist and activist (d. 2008)

1931 - [[Tom Laughlin]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1932 - [[Alexander Goehr]] -English composer and academic

1932 - [[Gaudencio Rosales]] -Filipino cardinal

1933 - [[Doyle Brunson]] -American poker player and author

1933 - [[Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, Baroness Butler-Sloss]] -English lawyer and judge

1933 - [[Rocky Colavito]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1933 - [[Keith Duckworth]] -English engineer, founded Cosworth (d. 2005)

1934 - [[Tevfik Kış]] -Turkish wrestler and trainer

1935 - [[Ian Stewart, Baron Stewartby]] -English politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces

1935 - [[Ad van Luyn]] -Dutch bishop

1937 - [[Anatoly Sobchak]] -Russian scholar and politician, Mayor of Saint Petersburg (d. 2000)

1938 - [[Tony Ross]] -English author and illustrator

1939 - [[Kate O'Mara]] -English actress (d. 2014)

1939 - [[Charlie Rose (congressman)|Charlie Rose]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)

1940 - [[Bobby Hatfield]] -American singer-songwriter (The Righteous Brothers) (d. 2003)

1940 - [[Sid Waddell]] -English sportscaster (d. 2012)

1941 - [[Anita Lonsbrough]] -English swimmer and journalist

1941 - [[Kees van Kooten]] -Dutch comedian, actor, and author

1941 - [[Susan Dorothea White]] -Australian painter and sculptor

1942 - [[Betsey Johnson]] -American fashion designer

1942 - [[Michael Pepper]] -English physicist and engineer

1943 - [[Louise Forestier]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and actress

1943 - [[Jimmy Griffin]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bread (band)|Bread, Black Tie (band)|Black Tie, and The Remingtons) (d. 2005)

1943 - [[Michael Mantler]] -American trumpet player and composer (Jazz Composer's Orchestra)

1943 - [[Shafqat Rana]] -Indian-Pakistani cricketer

1943 - [[Ronnie Spector]] -American singer-songwriter (The Ronettes)

1945 - [[Harriet Miers]] -American lawyer and politician, 31st White House Counsel

1945 - [[Laura Spurr]] -American nurse and tribal leader (d. 2010)

1947 - [[Ian Anderson]] -Scottish-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Jethro Tull (band)|Jethro Tull)

1947 - [[Anwar Ibrahim]] -Malaysian academic and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia

1947 - [[John Spencer (rugby union)|John Spencer]] -English rugby player and manager

1947 - [[Alan Ward]] -English cricketer

1950 - [[Patti Austin]] -American singer-songwriter

1950 - [[Rémy Girard]] -Canadian actor, singer, and game show host

1951 - [[Juan Manuel Santos]] -Colombian businessman and politician, 59th President of Colombia

1952 - [[Daniel Hugh Kelly]] -American actor

1952 - [[Diane Venora]] -American actress

1953 - [[Mark Doty]] -American poet and author

1954 - [[Peter Endrulat]] -German footballer

1955 - [[Jim Mees]] -American set designer (d. 2013)

1955 - [[Mel Tiangco]] -Filipino journalist and talk show host

1956 - [[José Luis Montes]] -Spanish footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1956 - [[Fred Ottman]] -American wrestler

1956 - [[Charlie Peacock]] -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

1956 - [[Peter Robbins (child actor)|Peter Robbins]] -American actor

1956 - [[Perween Warsi]] -Indian-English businesswoman

1957 - [[Fred Ho]] -American saxophonist, composer, and playwright (d. 2014)

1957 - [[Zuhal Olcay]] -Turkish actress and singer

1958 - [[Michael Dokes]] -American boxer (d. 2012)

1958 - [[Jack Richards]] -English cricketer, coach, and manager

1958 - [[Rosie Winterton]] -English nurse and politician, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

1959 - [[Rosanna Arquette]] -American actress, director, and producer

1959 - [[Albert Owen]] -Welsh sailor and politician

1959 - [[Mark Price (musician)|Mark Price]] -English drummer (All About Eve (band)|All About Eve and Del Amitri)

1959 - [[Florent Vollant]] -Canadian singer-songwriter (Kashtin)

1960 - [[Antonio Banderas]] -Spanish actor, singer, and producer

1960 - [[Annely Ojastu]] -Estonian sprinter and long jumper

1960 - [[Kenny Perry]] -American golfer

1961 - [[Jon Farriss]] -Australian drummer, songwriter, and producer (INXS)

1962 - [[Suzanne Collins]] -American author and screenwriter

1962 - [[Julia Fordham]] -English singer-songwriter

1962 - [[Alan Muraoka]] -American actor and director

1963 - [[Phoolan Devi]] -Indian lawyer and politician (d. 2001)

1963 - [[Anton Janssen]] -Dutch footballer and coach

1963 - [[Andrew Sullivan]] -English-American journalist and author

1964 - [[Aaron Hall (singer)|Aaron Hall]] -American singer-songwriter (Guy (band)|Guy)

1964 - [[Kåre Kolve]] -Norwegian saxophonist and composer

1964 - [[Hiro Takahashi]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)

1965 - [[Claudia Christian]] -American actress and singer

1965 - [[Toumani Diabaté]] -Malian Kora (instrument)|kora player

1965 - [[Mike E. Smith]] -American jockey and sportscaster

1965 - [[John Starks (basketball)|John Starks]] -American basketball player and coach

1966 - [[Charlie Dimmock]] -English gardener and television host

1966 - [[Hansi Kürsch]] -German singer-songwriter and bass player (Blind Guardian and Demons and Wizards (band)|Demons and Wizards)

1967 - [[Philippe Albert]] -Belgian footballer and sportscaster

1967 - [[Riddick Bowe]] -American boxer

1967 - [[Gus Johnson (sportscaster)|Gus Johnson]] -American sportscaster

1967 - [[Lorraine Pearson]] -English singer and author (Five Star)

1967 - [[Mart Sander]] -Estonian actor, singer, director, and author

1967 - [[Reinout Scholte]] -Dutch cricketer

1968 - [[Michael Bivins]] -American singer, producer, and actor (New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe)

1968 - [[Pete Docter]] -American voice actor, director, and screenwriter

1968 - [[Greg Hawgood]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1969 - [[Emily Symons]] -Australian actress

1970 - [[Bret Hedican]] -American ice hockey player and sportscaster

1970 - [[Brendon Julian]] -New Zealand-Australian cricketer and journalist

1970 - [[Steve Mautone]] -Australian footballer and coach

1971 - [[Sal Fasano]] -American baseball player and coach

1971 - [[Stephan Groth]] -Danish singer-songwriter (Apoptygma Berzerk and Bruderschaft)

1971 - [[Roy Keane]] -Irish footballer and manager

1971 - [[Robby Maria]] -Austrian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1971 - [[Mario Kindelán]] -Cuban boxer

1971 - [[Paul Newlove]] -English rugby player

1971 - [[Kevin Randleman]] -American mixed martial artist and wrestler

1971 - [[Justin Theroux]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1972 - [[Dilana]] -South African-American singer-songwriter and actress

1972 - [[Lawrence Dallaglio]] -English rugby player and sportscaster

1972 - [[Angie Harmon]] -American model and actress

1972 - [[Christofer Johnsson]] -Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Therion (band)|Therion, Carbonized, Messiah (band)|Messiah, and Demonoid (band)|Demonoid)

1972 - [[Jake Adam York]] -American poet and educator (d. 2012)

1973 - [[Lisa Raymond]] -American tennis player

1973 - [[Javier Zanetti]] -Argentinian footballer

1974 - [[Haifaa al-Mansour]] -Saudi Arabian director and producer

1974 - [[Luis Marín]] -Costa Rican footballer and manager

1974 - [[Rachel Simmons]] -American scholar and author

1974 - [[David Sommeil]] -French footballer

1975 - [[İlhan Mansız]] -Turkish footballer and figure skater

1976 - [[Roadkill (wrestler)|Roadkill]] -American wrestler

1976 - [[Ian Murray (British politician)|Ian Murray]] -Scottish businessman and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

1977 - [[Danny Griffin]] -Irish footballer

1977 - [[Matt Morgan (comedian)|Matt Morgan]] -English comedian, actor, and radio host

1978 - [[Danny Allsopp]] -Australian footballer

1978 - [[Marcus Fizer]] -American basketball player

1978 - [[Chris Read]] -English cricketer

1978 - [[Claire Yiu]] -Hong Kong model and actress

1979 - [[Dinusha Fernando]] -Sri Lankan cricketer

1979 - [[JoAnna Garcia]] -American actress

1979 - [[Ted Geoghegan]] -American author, screenwriter, and producer

1979 - [[Brandon Lyon]] -American baseball player

1979 - [[Rémy Martin (rugby union)|Rémy Martin]] -French rugby player

1979 - [[Yannick Schroeder]] -French race car driver

1980 - [[Wade Barrett]] -English boxer, wrestler, and actor

1980 - [[Pua Magasiva]] -Samoan-New Zealand actor

1980 - [[Roxanne McKee]] -Canadian-English model and actress

1981 - [[Natsumi Abe]] -Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume, Def.Diva, and Nochiura Natsumi)

1981 - [[Katherine Boecher]] -American actress

1981 - [[Guillaume Elmont]] -Dutch martial artist

1981 - [[Taufik Hidayat]] -Indonesian badminton player

1981 - [[Yaani King]] -American actress

1981 - [[Manila Luzon]] -American drag queen performer and singer

1981 - [[Malek Mouath]] -Saudi Arabian footballer

1981 - [[Jon Prescott]] -American actor

1982 - [[John Alvbåge]] -Swedish footballer

1982 - [[Josh Anderson (baseball)|Josh Anderson]] -American baseball player

1982 - [[Devon Aoki]] -American model and actress

1982 - [[Katrina Begin]] -American actress

1982 - [[Nicole O'Brian]] -American model, Miss Texas USA|Miss Texas USA 2003

1982 - [[Shaun Murphy (snooker player)|Shaun Murphy]] -English snooker player

1983 - [[Mark Bautista]] -Filipino singer and actor

1983 - [[Chrisna Bootha]] -South African netball player

1983 - [[Kyle Brown (soccer)|Kyle Brown]] -American soccer player

1983 - [[C.B. Dollaway]] -American mixed martial artist

1983 - [[Héctor Faubel]] -Spanish motorcycle racer

1983 - [[Alexander Perezhogin]] -Russian ice hockey player

1983 - [[Spencer Redford]] -American actress

1983 - [[Mathieu Roy]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1984 - [[Ryan Eggold]] -American actor and composer

1984 - [[Mokomichi Hayami]] -Japanese model and actor

1984 - [[Jigar Naik]] -English cricketer

1984 - [[Mariel Rodriguez]] -Filipino television host and actress

1985 - [[Melissa Barrera]] -American television host

1985 - [[Enrico Cortese]] -Italian footballer

1985 - [[Jared Nathan]] -American actor (d. 2006)

1985 - [[Roy O'Donovan]] -Irish footballer

1985 - [[Julia Skripnik]] -Estonian tennis player

1986 - [[Andrea Hlaváčková]] -Czech tennis player

1987 - [[Jim Bakkum]] -Dutch singer and actor

1987 - [[Ari Boyland]] -New Zealand actor and singer

1988 - [[Francesco Acerbi]] -Italian footballer

1988 - [[Julia Melim]] -Brazilian actress

1989 - [[Sam Gagner]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1989 - [[Ben Sahar]] -Israeli footballer

1989 - [[Brenton Thwaites]] -Australian actor

1990 - [[Cruze Ah-Nau]] -Australian rugby player

1990 - [[Lucas Till]] -American actor and producer

1991 - [[Marcus Foligno]] -American-Canadian ice hockey player

1991 - [[Chris Tremain (cricketer)|Chris Tremain]] -Australian cricketer

1992 - [[Go Ah-sung]] -South Korean actress and singer

1992 - [[Mugi Kadowaki]] -Japanese actress

1992 - [[Chanel Simmonds]] -South African tennis player

1992 - [[Ryn Weaver]] -American singer-songwriter

1993 - [[Andre Drummond]] -American basketball player

1993 - [[Yuto Nakajima]] -Japanese singer, dancer, and actor (Hey! Say! JUMP)

1993 - [[Shin Hyejeong]] -South Korean singer and actress (AOA (band)|AOA)

1996 - [[Jacob Latimore]] -American singer, actor, and dancer

1997 - [[Kylie Jenner]] -American model

1998 - [[Diptayan Ghosh]] -Indian chess player

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