Birthdays of Personalities on August 10

xxxx :Dennis Allen, KC Mo, comedian (Leslie Uggams Show, Laugh-in)
1509 :John Calvin, Protestant religious reformer/theologian
1517 :Odet de Coligny, Cardinal of Chƒtillon/bishop
1526 :Philip III van Croij, duke of Aarschot/earl of Porcien
1638 :David Teniers III, Flemish painter (carpet cartons)
1723 :William Blackstone, England, jurist (Blackstone's Commentaries)
1792 :George Mifflin Dallas, (D) 11th VP (1845-49)
1797 :Pieter L Uys, South African pioneer (Great Pull)
1818 :John Stuart "Cerro Gordo" Williams, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1818 :John Stuart Cerro Gordo Williams, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1820 :Andrew Porter, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1872
1821 :Christopher Columbus Augur, Major General (Union volunteers)
1824 :Rudolf von Benningsen, German lawyer/politician
1830 :Camille Pissaro, Danish Antillean/French painter (impressionism)
1833 :Lucius Eugene Polk, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
1834 :James A McNeill Whistler, US/British painter (Whistler's Mother)
1846 :Elisabeth Frster-Nietzsche, German writer (Young Nietzsche)
1846 :Elisabeth F”rster-Nietzsche, German writer (Young Nietzsche)
1852 :Alfred von Kiderlen-Waechter, German foreign minister
1856 :Nikola Tesla, Yugoslavia, physicist, developed alternating current
1865 :Jan "Pa" van der Steur, Dutch philanthropist (Steurtjes)
1865 :Jan Pa van der Steur, Dutch philanthropist (Steurtjes)
1867 :Finley Peter Dunne, US, journalist/humorist (Mr Dooley)
1867 :Max Prinz von Baden, German chancellor (Oct-Nov 1918)
1870 :Maurice Lugeon, Swiss geologist (nappism)
1871 :Marcel Proust, France, novelist (Remembrance of Things Past)
1875 :Mary McLeod Bethune, SC, slave/educator (Bethune-Cookman College)
1877 :H‚lŠne Dutrieu, com‚dienne/stuntwoman/1st Belgian female pilot
1879 :Harry Nicholls Holmes, Penn, Dr (crystallized vitamin A)
1882 :Ima Hogg, Texas art patron/founder of Houston Symphony
1883 :Johann Blaskowitz, German general
1886 :John SSPV Gort, viscount of Limerick/fieldmarshal of Palestine
1888 :Giorgio De Chirico, Greece, Metaphysical painter (Soothsayer)
1888 :Graham McNamee, sportscaster (1st Rose Bowl)
1888 :Toyohiko Kagawa, Kobe, Japan, Christian social reformer
1895 :Maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/member High Court
1895 :Nahum Goldmann, Switz, pres Zionist World Organization
1897 :Lloyd Goodrich, American Arts Museum director
1902 :G Weisenborn, writer
1902 :Gnther Weisenborn, [Eberhard F”rster], German/Argentine writer
1902 :Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950)
1902 :Nicol s Guill‚n, Cuban poet (Motivos de son)
1903 :John Wyndham P L B Harris, US, sci-fi author (Day of the Triffids)
1910 :Ronald Fletcher, broadcaster
1911 :Djuanda Kartawidjaja, premier of Indonesia
1912 :Francis Showering, brewer
1913 :Ljuba Welitsch, Borisovo, Bulgaria, opera soprano (Nedda-Pagliacci)
1914 :Saul Bellow, Quebec, novelist (Nobel 1976-Mr Samler's Planet)
1916 :Dick Cary, jazz Musician
1917 :Don Herbert, Waconia Minn, scientist/TV host (Watch Mr Wizard)
1917 :Reg Smyth, English cartoonist (Andy Capp)
1919 :Rusty Gill, St Louis Mo, singer (Polka Time)
1920 :David Brinkley, Wilmington NC, NBC news anchor (Huntley-Brinkley)
1920 :Owen Chamberlain, physicist/co-discoverer (antiproton, Nobel-1959)
1923 :Jean Kerr, Scranton Pa, novelist (Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
1927 :David Norman Dinkins, (1st black Mayor-D-NYC, 1990-93)
1927 :Paul Whr, writer
1930 :Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist
1931 :Alice Munro, author (Dance of the Happy Shades)
1931 :Julian May, US, sci-fi author (Golden Torc, Magnificat)
1932 :Jrgen Becker, writer
1936 :Barbara B Kennelly, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1982- )
1937 :Sandy Stewart, Phila Pa, singer (Sing Along With Mitch, Mr President)
1940 :Dawid J "Dawie" de Villiers, S African minister of energy (1989- )
1940 :Dawid J Dawie de Villiers, S African minister of energy (1989- )
1941 :Ian Whitcomb, England, rocker (You Turn Me On)
1941 :Pyotr Ilyich Klimuk, Poland, cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30)
1943 :Jerry Miller, Tacoma Wa, rock guitarist (Moby Grape)
1944 :Beaky, rocker
1947 :Arlo Guthrie, Bkln, singer (Alice's Restaurant, City of New Orleans)
1947 :Camilla Parker Bowles, lover of Prince Charles
1947 :Jeff Hanna, Detroit, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) [or 8/11]
1947 :John Trevor Key, photographer
1949 :Dave Smally, rocker (Raspberries)
1949 :Wally Bryson, NC, rock guitarist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Raspberries)
1950 :Willie Ford, US R&B-singer (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones)
1953 :Rik "The Rocket" Emmett, Toronto, rock vocalist (Triumph)
1953 :Rik The Rocket Emmett, Toronto, rock vocalist (Triumph)
1954 :Andre Dawson, Miami Fla, outfielder (Expos, Cubs, 1987 NL MVP)
1954 :Gene Holder, rocker
1954 :Neil Francis Tennant, rocker (Pet Shop Boys-Left to My Own Devices)
1960 :Rob de Weerd, Dutch rock guitarist (Tr”ckener Kecks)
1964 :Felipe Martinez, jockey
1969 :Marty Cordova, Las Vegas NV, outfielder (Minn Twins)
1971 :Adam Foote, Toronto, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche, Team Canada)
1973 :Claudius Wright, WLAF CB (London Monarchs)



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