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Jim Abrahams (May 10, 1944-)

James S. "Jim" Abrahams is an American movie director and writer. Wikipedia
Shorewood, Wisconsin, U.S.
Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899-June 22, 1987)

Fred Astaire was an American dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor. Wikipedia
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Dennis Bergkamp

Dennis Bergkamp (May 10, 1969-)

Dennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp is a Dutch former professional footballer, who is the assistant manager to Frank de Boer at Ajax. Originally a wide midfielder, Bergkamp was moved to main striker and then to second striker, where he remained throughout his playing career. Bergkamp has been described by Jan Mulder as having "the finest technique" of... Wikipedia
Amsterdam, Netherlands
John Desmond Bernal

John Desmond Bernal (May 10, 1901-September 15, 1971)

John Desmond Bernal FRS was one of the United Kingdom's best-known and most controversial scientists. Known as "Sage" to friends, Bernal is considered a pioneer in X-ray crystallography in molecular biology. He published extensively on the history of science. Wikipedia
Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
London, England, buried Battersea Cemetery, Morden (unmarked)
J. C. Bloem

J. C. Bloem (May 10, 1887-August 10, 1966)

Jakobus Cornelis Bloem was a Dutch poet and essayist. Between 1921 and 1958 he published fourteen volumes of poetry. In 1949 he won the Constantijn Huygensprijs, one of the country's highest literary awards, and in 1952 the P. C. Hooft Award for his literary oeuvre. In 1965, in rapidly declining health, he was awarded the highest Dutch-language... Wikipedia
Bono

Bono (May 10, 1960-)

Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best recognized as the frontman of the Dublin-based rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his future wife, Alison... Wikipedia
County Dublin, Ireland
Torbjørn Brundtland

Torbjørn Brundtland (May 10, 1975-)

Torbjørn Brundtland makes up half of the duo 'Röyksopp'. He was born in Tromsø, Norway. * Between 1994-1995 Brundtland was a member of Aedena Cycle with Gaute Barlindhaug and Kolbjørn Lyslo. Wikipedia
James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce (May 10, 1838-January 22, 1922)

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce was a British academic, jurist, historian and left-wing Liberal politician. Wikipedia
Belfast, Ireland
Sidmouth, Devon, South West England
Geoffrey Burnstock

Geoffrey Burnstock (May 10, 1929-)

Geoffrey Burnstock FMedSci is a medical researcher and President of the Autonomic Neuroscience Centre of the UCL Medical School. He is best known for coining the term purinergic signaling, which he discovered in the 1970s. Wikipedia
Jim Calhoun

Jim Calhoun (May 10, 1942-)

James A. Calhoun is the former head coach of the University of Connecticut's men's basketball team. He announced his retirement on September 13, 2012. His teams have won three national championships, played in four Final Fours, won the 1988 NIT championship, and have won seven Big East tournament championships. In 2005 he was inducted into the... Wikipedia
Braintree, Massachusetts
Brandon Cantu

Brandon Cantu (May 10, 1981-)

Brandon M. Cantu is an American professional poker player. Upon winning a World Series of Poker bracelet in 2006, Cantu relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada. On March 14, 2007, Cantu became one of only 27 players to ever win both a World Series of Poker bracelet and a World Poker Tour championship. Wikipedia
Hélio Castroneves

Hélio Castroneves (May 10, 1975-)

Hélio Castro Neves better known as Hélio Castroneves, is a Brazilian auto racing driver competing in the 2014 North American IndyCar Series. In IndyCar competition, Castroneves has 22 wins and 33 poles, and had never placed lower than sixth in the standings in a complete season of racing until 2011, where he placed eleventh. Prior to IndyCar,... Wikipedia
São Paulo, Brazil, South America

David Clennon (May 10, 1943-)

David Clennon is an American actor. He is best known for his Emmy-nominated portrayal of Miles Drentel in the ABC series 'thirtysomething' and 'Once and Again', as well as his role as Palmer in the John Carpenter's cult classic film 'The Thing'. Wikipedia
Waukegan, Illinois, United States
Christopher Paul Curtis

Christopher Paul Curtis (May 10, 1953-)

Christopher Paul Curtis is an African-American writer of children's books. He may be known best for the Newbery Medal-winning 'Bud, Not Buddy' and the critically acclaimed 'The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963'. Wikipedia
Flint, Michigan, USA
Adam Darius

Adam Darius (May 10, 1930-)

Adam Darius is an American dancer, mime artist, writer and choreographer. As a performer, he has appeared in over 85 countries across six continents. As a writer, he has published 18 books and written 22 plays. Adam Darius currently lives in Espoo, Finland. Wikipedia
Emmanuelle Devos

Emmanuelle Devos (May 10, 1964-)

Emmanuelle Devos is a French actress. She is the daughter of actress Marie Henriau. She won the César Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in 'Sur mes lèvres', directed by Jacques Audiard. She has also been nominated further three times for the award. She was a member of the Jury for the Main Competition section at the 2012 Cannes... Wikipedia
Puteaux (Hauts-de-Seine), France

Ariel Durant (May 10, 1898-October 25, 1981)

Ariel Durant was a Russian-born American researcher and writer, the co-author of 'The Story of Civilization' with her husband Will Durant. Wikipedia
Proskurov, Ukraine, Russian Empire
Los Angeles, California, USA
Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer (May 10, 1940-)

Wayne Walter Dyer is an American self-help author and motivational speaker. His first book 'Your Erroneous Zones' is one of the best-selling books of all time, with an estimated 35 million copies sold. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan USA

Bill Geist (May 10, 1945-)

William "Bill" Geist is an American author, columnist, and television journalist. Wikipedia
Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
Graham Gouldman

Graham Gouldman (May 10, 1946-)

Graham Keith Gouldman is an English songwriter and musician who is a long-time member of British band 10cc. Wikipedia

Judith Jamison (May 10, 1943-)

Judith Ann Jamison is an American dancer and choreographer, best known as the Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Wikipedia

Alex Jennings (May 10, 1957-)

Alex Jennings is an English actor whose roles have included Prince Charles in 'The Queen'. Wikipedia
Essex, England, UK
Mel Lewis

Mel Lewis (May 10, 1929-February 2, 1990)

Mel Lewis was the stage name of an American drummer, jazz musician and bandleader. During his life, Lewis was a prominent solo performer, and a professor at William Paterson University, during which time he also authored a book on the art of drumming. In addition, Lewis extended his talents as session musician. Throughout his life he garnered... Wikipedia

Maureen Lipman (May 10, 1946-)

Maureen Diane Lipman, CBE is a British film, theatre and television actress, columnist and comedienne. Wikipedia
Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Jackie Lomax

Jackie Lomax (May 10, 1944-September 15, 2013)

John Richard 'Jackie' Lomax was an English guitarist and singer-songwriter, best known for his association with George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Born in Wallasey, Cheshire, England, he later resided in Ojai, California, United States, with his wife, Annie, mother of fashion photographer Terry Richardson. Wikipedia
Wallasey, Cheshire, England
Wirral Peninsula, England

Anna Maxwell Martin (May 10, 1977-)

Anna Maxwell Martin, sometimes credited as Anna Maxwell-Martin, is an English actress who is noted for her performances as Lyra in 'His Dark Materials' at the Royal National Theatre, as Esther Summerson in the BBC's 2005 adaptation of 'Bleak House', and as "N" in Channel 4's 2008 adaptation of 'Poppy Shakespeare'. Wikipedia
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Gabriela Montero

Gabriela Montero (May 10, 1970-)

Gabriela Montero is a Venezuelan pianist, known in particular for her real-time improvisation of complex musical pieces made "on the fly" on themes suggested by her audience and other sources, as well as for performances of standard classical repertoire. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, of an American-born mother and a Venezuelan father, Gabriela... Wikipedia
Caracas, Venezuela
Piotr Paleczny

Piotr Paleczny (May 10, 1946-)

Piotr Paleczny is a Polish classical pianist, winner of the 3rd prize of the International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in 1970. Wikipedia
Rybnik
Suzan-Lori Parks

Suzan-Lori Parks (May 10, 1963-)

Suzan-Lori Parks is an American playwright and screenwriter. She received the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant in 2001, and the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play 'Topdog/Underdog'. Wikipedia
Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States
John Scalzi

John Scalzi (May 10, 1969-)

John Michael Scalzi II is an American science fiction author, online writer, and former president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He is best known for his Old Man's War series, three novels of which have been nominated for the Hugo Award, and for his blog 'Whatever', at which he has written frequently on a number of topics... Wikipedia
Fairfield, California, USA
David O. Selznick

David O. Selznick (May 10, 1902-June 22, 1965)

David O. Selznick was an American film producer and film studio executive. He is best known for producing 'Gone with the Wind' and 'Rebecca', both earning him an Academy Award for Best Picture. Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
George E. Smith

George E. Smith (May 10, 1930-)

George Elwood Smith is an American scientist, applied physicist, and co-inventor of the charge-coupled device. He was awarded a one-quarter share in the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for "the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit—the CCD sensor, which has become an electronic eye in almost all areas of photography". Wikipedia
White Plains, New York
Johanna ter Steege

Johanna ter Steege (May 10, 1961-)

Johanna ter Steege is a Dutch actress. Wikipedia
Wierden, Netherlands
Max Steiner

Max Steiner (May 10, 1888-December 28, 1971)

Maximilian Raoul "Max" Steiner was an Austrian-born American composer of music for theatre and films. He was a child prodigy who conducted his first operetta when he was twelve and became a full-time professional, either composing, arranging or conducting, when he was fifteen. Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Hollywood, California, USA
Gustav Stresemann

Gustav Stresemann (May 10, 1878-October 3, 1929)

Gustav Stresemann was a German politician and statesman who served as Chancellor in 1923 and Foreign Minister 1923–1929, during the Weimar Republic. He was co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1926. Wikipedia
Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany

Robby Thompson (May 10, 1962-)

Robert Randall Thompson is an American professional baseball coach and former college and professional baseball player. He played his entire career in Major League Baseball as the second baseman for the San Francisco Giants. During the Giants' resurgence in the late 1980s, he was known as a team leader who played the game with a gritty... Wikipedia
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Dimitri Tiomkin

Dimitri Tiomkin (May 10, 1894-November 11, 1979)

Dimitri Zinovievich Tiomkin was a Russian-American film score composer and conductor. Musically trained in Russia, he is best known for his western scores, including 'Duel in the Sun', 'High Noon', 'Gunfight at the O.K. Corral', and 'The Alamo'. Tiomkin received twenty-two Academy Award nominations and won four Oscars, three for Best Original Score... Wikipedia
Kremenchuk, Poltava, Russian Empire (now Ukraine)
London, England, UK
Umashree

Umashree (May 10, 1957-)

Umashree is an Indian actress and politician. She is known for her portrayal of film roles spoken in the Kannada language, particularly comic roles. In 2013, Umashree became a Member of the Legislative Assembly in Karnataka in the government of Siddaramaiah where she was minister for women and child development, empowerment of the differently abled... Wikipedia
Nonavinakere, Tumkur, Karnataka, India
Fritz von Unruh

Fritz von Unruh (May 10, 1885-November 28, 1970)

Fritz von Unruh was a German Expressionist dramatist, poet, and novelist. Wikipedia
Koblenz
Sunitha Upadrashta

Sunitha Upadrashta (May 10, 1978-)

Sunitha Upadrashta is a playback singer, anchor and dubbing artist in the Telugu Film industry, also known as Tollywood. Wikipedia

Debbie Wiseman (May 10, 1963-)

Debbie Wiseman MBE is a British composer for film and television, known also as a conductor and a radio and television presenter. Wikipedia
London, England