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Bella Akhmadulina

Bella Akhmadulina (April 10, 1937-November 29, 2010)

Izabella Akhatovna "Bella" Akhmadulina was a Soviet and Russian poet, short story writer, and translator, known for her apolitical writing stance. She was part of the Russian New Wave literary movement. She was cited by Joseph Brodsky as the best living poet in the Russian language. Wikipedia
Moscow, Soviet Union
Peredelkino, Moscow, Russia
David Angell

David Angell (April 10, 1946-September 11, 2001)

David Lawrence Angell was an American producer of sitcoms. Angell won multiple Emmy Awards as the creator and executive producer, along with Peter Casey and David Lee, of the comedy series 'Frasier'. Angell and his wife Lynn both died aboard American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane to hit the World Trade Center, during the September 11 attacks.... Wikipedia
West Barrington, Rhode Island, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.

Edna Anhalt (April 10, 1914-1987)

Together with then husband Edward Anhalt, screenwriter Edna Anhalt enjoyed some considerable success in a ten-year stretch from 1947 to her retirement in 1957. This stretch was capped with an Oscar win for Elia Kazan's 1950 film 'Panic in the Streets', and another nomination two years later for 'The Sniper'. She also wrote the screenplays to 'The... Wikipedia
George Arliss

George Arliss (April 10, 1868-February 5, 1946)

George Arliss was an English actor, author, playwright and filmmaker who found success in the United States. He was the first British actor to win an Academy Award, as well as being the earliest-born actor to win an Academy Award. Wikipedia
London, England
London, England

Sam Attwater (April 10, 1986-)

Samuel Attwater is an English actor and singer who played Leon Small in the British soap opera 'EastEnders' and its online spin-off 'EastEnders: E20'. Wikipedia
Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
Arnold Orville Beckman

Arnold Orville Beckman (April 10, 1900-May 18, 2004)

Arnold Orville Beckman was an American chemist, inventor, investor, and philanthropist. While a professor at California Institute of Technology, he founded Beckman Instruments based on his 1934 invention of the pH meter, a device for measuring acidity, later considered to have "revolutionized the study of chemistry and biology". He also developed... Wikipedia
Cullom, Illinois
La Jolla, California

Marjorie Best (April 10, 1903-June 14, 1997)

Marjorie Best was an American Hollywood costume designer best known for her period designs. Wikipedia
Jacksonville, Illinois, USA
Toluca Lake, California, USA
Nancy Brilli

Nancy Brilli (April 10, 1964-)

Nicoletta Brilli, best known as Nancy Brilli, is an Italian film, television and stage actress. Wikipedia
Rome
Guillaume Canet

Guillaume Canet (April 10, 1973-)

Guillaume Canet is a French actor, film director and screenwriter. Wikipedia
Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Jimmy Cannon (April 10, 1909-December 5, 1973)

Jimmy Cannon was a sports journalist inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame for his coverage of the sport. Wikipedia

Rune Christiansen (April 10, 1963-)

Rune Christiansen is a Norwegian poet and novelist. He is a professor of creative writing at Telemark University College. He has won several prestigious awards, including the Brage Prize in 2014 and the Gyldendal award for 2015. Wikipedia

Barbara D'Amato (April 10, 1938-)

Barbara D'Amato is an American mystery author and winner of the Agatha and Anthony Award. She also features in 'Great Women Mystery Writers'. Wikipedia
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Mick Dodson (April 10, 1950-)

Michael James "Mick" Dodson, AM, BJuris, LLB, DLitt, LLD, FASSA is an Indigenous Australian barrister, academic, and member of the Yawuru peoples in the Broome area of the southern Kimberley region of Western Australia. His brother is Patrick Dodson, also a noted Aboriginal leader. Wikipedia
David Halberstam

David Halberstam (April 10, 1934-April 23, 2007)

David Halberstam was an American journalist and historian, known for his work on the Vietnam War, politics, history, the Civil Rights Movement, business, media, American culture, and later, sports journalism. He won a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1964. Wikipedia
New York, New York, USA
Menlo Park, California, USA
Mike Hawthorn

Mike Hawthorn (April 10, 1929-January 22, 1959)

John Michael Hawthorn was a British racing driver. He became the United Kingdom's first Formula One World Champion driver when he won the Formula One Championship in 1958, whereupon he announced his retirement, having been profoundly affected by the death of his team-mate and friend Peter Collins two months earlier in the German Grand Prix.... Wikipedia
Mexborough, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
A3 Guildford bypass, Surrey, England, UK
William Hazlitt

William Hazlitt (April 10, 1778-September 18, 1830)

William Hazlitt was an English writer, remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism, as the greatest art critic of his age, and as a drama critic, social commentator, and philosopher. He was also a painter. He is now considered one of the great critics and essayists of the English language, placed in the company of Samuel Johnson and... Wikipedia
Maidstone, Kent, England
Soho, London, England
John D. Hertz

John D. Hertz (April 10, 1879-October 8, 1961)

John Daniel Hertz, Sr. was an American businessman, thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder, and philanthropist. Wikipedia
Sklabina, Martin, Slovakia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Stefan Heym

Stefan Heym (April 10, 1913-December 16, 2001)

Helmut Flieg was a German writer, known by his pseudonym Stefan Heym. He lived in the United States between 1935 and 1952, before moving back to the part of his native Germany which was, from 1949–1990, the German Democratic Republic. He published works in English and German at home and abroad, and despite longstanding criticism of the GDR remained... Wikipedia
Chemnitz, Kingdom of Saxony, German Empire
Ein Bokek, Tamar Regional Council, South District, Israel
Bernardo Houssay

Bernardo Houssay (April 10, 1887-September 21, 1971)

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Robert Hunter (author) (April 10, 1874-May 14, 1942)

Robert Hunter was an American sociologist, progressive author, and golf course architect. Wikipedia
Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Montecito, California, United States
Katrina Leskanich

Katrina Leskanich (April 10, 1960-)

Katrina Elizabeth Leskanich is an American musician, author and former lead singer of English pop rock band Katrina and The Waves whose song "Walking on Sunshine" was an international hit in 1985 and in 1997 won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Love Shine A Light". Wikipedia
Topeka, Kansas, United States
John Madden

John Madden (April 10, 1936-)

John Earl Madden is a former American football player in the National Football League, a former Super Bowl-winning head coach with the Oakland Raiders in the American Football Conference of the NFL, and a former color commentator for NFL telecasts. In 2006, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in recognition of his coaching career. He... Wikipedia
Austin, Minnesota, United States
Claudio Magris

Claudio Magris (April 10, 1939-)

Claudio Magris is an Italian scholar, translator and writer. Wikipedia
Trieste, Italy
Don Meredith

Don Meredith (April 10, 1938-December 5, 2010)

Joseph Don "Dandy Don" Meredith was an American football quarterback, sports commentator and actor. He spent all nine seasons of his professional playing career with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He was named to the Pro Bowl in each of his last three years as a player. He subsequently became a color analyst for NFL telecasts... Wikipedia
Mount Vernon, Texas
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Peter Morgan

Peter Morgan (April 10, 1963-)

Peter Morgan is a British film writer and playwright. Morgan is best known for writing the historical films and plays 'The Queen', 'Frost/Nixon', 'The Damned United' and 'Rush'. Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Marshall Warren Nirenberg

Marshall Warren Nirenberg (April 10, 1927-January 15, 2010)

Marshall Warren Nirenberg was an American biochemist and geneticist. He shared a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 with Har Gobind Khorana and Robert W. Holley for "breaking the genetic code" and describing how it operates in protein synthesis. In the same year, together with Har Gobind Khorana, he was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz... Wikipedia
New York City
New York City
Q-Tip (musician)

Q-Tip (musician) (April 10, 1970-)

Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, better known by his stage name Q-Tip, is an American rapper and record producer from St. Albans, Queens, New York. He embarked on his music career as part of the critically acclaimed East Coast hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest. John Bush of AllMusic called him "the best rapper/producer in hip-hop history," while editors of... Wikipedia
Harlem, New York, United States
Valerio Scanu

Valerio Scanu (April 10, 1990-)

Valerio Scanu is an Italian pop rock singer. Wikipedia
Brian Setzer

Brian Setzer (April 10, 1959-)

Brian Robert Setzer is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He first found widespread success in the early 1980s with the 1950s-style rockabilly revival group Stray Cats, and revitalized his career in the late 1990s with his Swing revival band, The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Wikipedia
Massapequa, New York, U.S.
Omar Sharif

Omar Sharif (April 10, 1932-July 10, 2015)

Omar Sharif, also credited as Omar Cherif, was an Egyptian actor. The assumed surname 'Sharif' means "noble" in Arabic. His films included 'Lawrence of Arabia', 'Doctor Zhivago' and 'Funny Girl'. He was nominated for an Academy Award and won three Golden Globe Awards and a César Award. Wikipedia
Alexandria, Kingdom of Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
Max von Sydow

Max von Sydow (April 10, 1929-)

Carl Adolf "Max" von Sydow is a Swedish-French actor. He has starred in many films and had supporting roles in dozens more in many languages, including Swedish, Norwegian, English, Italian, German, Danish, French and Spanish. Von Sydow received the Royal Foundation of Sweden's Cultural Award in 1954, was made a 'Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres'... Wikipedia
Lund, Skåne, Sweden
Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux (April 10, 1941-)

Paul Edward Theroux is an American travel writer and novelist, whose best known work of travel writing is perhaps 'The Great Railway Bazaar'. He has published numerous works of fiction, some of which were made into feature films. He was awarded the 1981 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel 'The Mosquito Coast' on which the 1986 movie is... Wikipedia
Medford, Massachusetts
Bunny Wailer

Bunny Wailer (April 10, 1947-)

Bunny Wailer, also known as Bunny Livingston and affectionately as Jah B, is a singer songwriter and percussionist and was an original member of reggae group The Wailers along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. A three-time Grammy award winner, he is considered one of the longtime standard-bearers of reggae music. He has been named by 'Newsweek' as... Wikipedia
Kingston, Jamaica
Juan Williams

Juan Williams (April 10, 1954-)

Juan Antonio Williams is a Panamanian-born American journalist and political analyst for Fox News Channel. He also writes for several newspapers including 'The Washington Post', 'The New York Times', and 'The Wall Street Journal' and has been published in magazines such as 'The Atlantic Monthly' and 'Time'. He was a senior news analyst for National... Wikipedia
Colón, Panama
Robert Burns Woodward

Robert Burns Woodward (April 10, 1917-July 8, 1979)

Robert Burns Woodward was an American organic chemist. He is considered by many to be the preeminent organic chemist of the twentieth century, having made many key contributions to the subject, especially in the synthesis of complex natural products and the determination of their molecular structure. He also worked closely with Roald Hoffmann on... Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts
Cambridge, Massachusetts