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John Jacob Astor III

John Jacob Astor III (June 10, 1822-February 22, 1890)

John Jacob Astor III was a financier, philanthropist, and the eldest son of William Backhouse Astor, Sr. and Margaret Rebecca Armstrong. One of his uncles was John Jacob Astor, Jr. John Jacob III became the wealthiest member of the Astor family in his generation and the founder of the English branch of the Astor family. Wikipedia
New York City
Manhattan, New York
Kage Baker

Kage Baker (June 10, 1952-January 31, 2010)

Kage Baker was an American science fiction and fantasy writer. Wikipedia
Hollywood, California, United States
Pismo Beach, California, United States
Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow (June 10, 1915-April 5, 2005)

Saul Bellow was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to win the National Book Award for Fiction three times and he received the Foundation's lifetime Medal for Distinguished Contribution to... Wikipedia
Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Dustin Lance Black

Dustin Lance Black (June 10, 1974-)

Dustin Lance Black is an American screenwriter, director, film and television producer and LGBT rights activist. He has won a Writers Guild of America Award and an Academy Award for the 2008 film 'Milk'. Wikipedia
San Antonio, Texas

Donald Brittain (June 10, 1928-July 21, 1989)

Donald Brittain was a film director and producer with the National Film Board of Canada. Wikipedia
Ottawa, Ontario
Montreal, Quebec
Altiyan Childs

Altiyan Childs (June 10, 1975-)

Altijan Juric, best known by his stage name Altiyan Childs, is an Australian singer-songwriter. He was the winner of the second season of 'The X Factor Australia' in 2010, and subsequently signed with Sony Music Australia. His debut single "Somewhere in the World" reached the top-ten in Australia and New Zealand. Childs' self-titled debut album... Wikipedia
Mount Isa, Queensland

Leanza Cornett (June 10, 1971-)

Eva Leanza Cornett is an American television personality and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Florida in 1992 and Miss America in 1993. Wikipedia
Big Stone Gap, Virginia, United States

Johnny Edwards (baseball) (June 10, 1938-)

John Alban Edwards is an American former professional baseball player. Known for his excellent defensive skills, he played as a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros. Wikipedia
Columbus, Ohio

Arnold Eidslott (June 10, 1926-)

Arnold Olav Eidslott is a Norwegian poet. Wikipedia
Faith Evans

Faith Evans (June 10, 1973-)

Faith Renée Evans is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, occasional actress and author. Born in Florida and raised in New Jersey, Evans relocated to Los Angeles in 1993 for a career in the music business. After working as a backing vocalist for Al B. Sure and Christopher Williams, she became the first female artist to contract with Sean... Wikipedia
Lakeland, Florida

Barbara Gaines (television producer) (June 10, 1957-)

Barbara Gaines, a 1975 graduate of George W. Hewlett High School and 1979 graduate of Ithaca College with a BA in educational television, is Executive Producer of the 'Late Show with David Letterman'. She has held that position since May 2000. Wikipedia
Judy Garland

Judy Garland (June 10, 1922-June 22, 1969)

Judy Garland was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. She was renowned for her vocals and attained international stardom which continued throughout a career that spanned more than 40 years as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on concert stages. Respected for her versatility, she received a Juvenile... Wikipedia
Grand Rapids, Minnesota, US
Chelsea, London, England
Ilya Glazunov

Ilya Glazunov (June 10, 1930-)

Ilya Glazunov, contemporary Russian artist from Saint Petersburg, born June 10, in 1930. Wikipedia
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Susan Howe

Susan Howe (June 10, 1937-)

Susan Howe is an American poet, scholar, essayist and critic, who has been closely associated with the Language poets, among others poetry movements. Her work is often classified as Postmodern because it expands traditional notions of genre. Many of Howe's books are layered with historical, mythical, and other references, often presented in an... Wikipedia
Boston, MA
Tikhon Khrennikov

Tikhon Khrennikov (June 10, 1913-August 14, 2007)

Tikhon Nikolayevich Khrennikov was a Russian and Soviet composer, pianist, leader of the Union of Soviet Composers, who was also known for his political activities. He wrote three symphonies, four piano concertos, two violin concertos, two cello concertos, operas, operettas, ballets, chamber music, incidental music and film music. Wikipedia
Yelets, Oryol Governorate, Russian Empire
Moscow, Russia
Mary Lavin

Mary Lavin (June 10, 1912-March 25, 1996)

Mary Josephine Lavin was a noted Irish short story writer and novelist. She is regarded as a pioneering female author in the traditionally male-dominated world of Irish letters. Her subject matter often dealt explicitly with feminist issues and concerns at a time when the primacy of the Roman Catholic Church and its abuses impinged extensively on... Wikipedia
Walpole, Massachusetts
George Low

George Low (June 10, 1926-July 17, 1984)

George Michael Low was a NASA administrator and 14th President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria
Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel (June 10, 1895-October 26, 1952)

Hattie McDaniel was an American actress, singer-songwriter, and comedienne. She is best known for her role as Mammy in 'Gone with the Wind' for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, making her the first African American to win an Academy Award. Wikipedia
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Woodland Hills, California, U.S.

Ian Munro (pianist) (June 10, 1963-)

Ian Munro is an Australian pianist, composer, writer and music educator. His career has taken him to over 30 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia. Wikipedia
Melbourne, Australia
Anna Nordqvist

Anna Nordqvist (June 10, 1987-)

Anna Maria Nordqvist is a Swedish professional golfer who plays on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour. Wikipedia
Eskilstuna, Sweden
Lee Phillip Bell

Lee Phillip Bell (June 10, 1928-)

Loreley "Lee" June Phillip Bell is a former talk show host and soap opera creator. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
Gina Prince-Bythewood

Gina Prince-Bythewood (June 10, 1969-)

Gina Prince-Bythewood is an American film director and screenwriter. She is known for directing the films 'Disappearing Acts' and 'Love & Basketball.' Wikipedia
United States

Pokey Reese (June 10, 1973-)

Calvin "Pokey" Reese, Jr., is a former American Major League Baseball infielder. Reese played with the Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Boston Red Sox. He batted and threw right-handed. Reese got his nickname "Pokey" because he was an obese baby and his grandmother was going to call him Porkey, but accidentally called him Pokey. Reese was... Wikipedia
Columbia, South Carolina

Howard Rosenberg (June 10, 1942-)

Howard Rosenberg is a retired TV critic for the 'Los Angeles Times'. He worked there for 25 years and won a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Rosenberg coined the term 'mixed martial arts', or MMA, in the inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship event at UFC 1 in November 1993. In recent years he has written the book 'No Time to Think: The Menace of... Wikipedia
Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak (June 10, 1928-May 8, 2012)

Maurice Bernard Sendak was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He became widely known for his book 'Where the Wild Things Are', first published in 1963. Born to Jewish-Polish parents, his childhood was affected by the death of many of his family members during the Holocaust. Besides 'Where the Wild Things Are,' Sendak also wrote... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York City
Danbury, Connecticut, USA

John Tribe (June 10, 1938-)

John Tribe is an English illustrator and graphic designer best known for his work for the British television broadcaster London Weekend Television, which presently forms part of the ITV network. In 1985, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Graphic and Title Design for his work on the ten part television series: 'Agatha Christie's... Wikipedia

Tim Van Patten (June 10, 1959-)

Timothy "Tim" Van Patten is an American director, actor, screenwriter, and producer. He has directed episodes of 'The Sopranos', 'The Wire', 'Deadwood', 'Boardwalk Empire', 'Rome', 'The Pacific', 'Game of Thrones', 'Ed', and 'Sex and the City'. As an actor, he is perhaps best known for portraying Salami on 'The White Shadow'. He also played the... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York City, United States
E. O. Wilson

E. O. Wilson (June 10, 1929-)

Edward Osborne "E. O." Wilson FMLS is an American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he is considered to be the world's leading expert. Wikipedia
Birmingham, Alabama United States
Lyudmila Zykina

Lyudmila Zykina (June 10, 1929-July 1, 2009)

Lyudmila Georgievna Zykina was a national folk singer of Russia. Wikipedia
Moscow, Soviet Union
Moscow, Russia