10 January


1843

 Frank James
Frank James (January 10, 1843 – February 18, 1915) was a Confederate soldier, guerrilla, and outlaw. He was the older brother of outlaw Jesse James and was also part of the James-Younger Gang. Born Alexander Franklin James in Clay County, Missouri. (d. 1915)

1903

 Barbara Hepworth
Dame Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth DBE (10 January 1903 – 20 May 1975) was an English artist and sculptor. Her work exemplifies Modernism and in particular modern sculpture. She was one of the few female artists of her generation to achieve international prominence. Along with artists such as Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo, Hepworth was a leading figure in the colony of artists who resided in St Ives during the Second World War. Born Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. (d. 1975)

1904

 Ray Bolger
Ray Bolger (January 10, 1904 – January 15, 1987) was an American actor, singer, and dancer (particularly of tap) of vaudeville, stage (particularly musical theatre) and screen, who started in the silent film era. He is best known for his portrayal of the Scarecrow in MGM’s classic The Wizard of Oz (1939). Born Raymond Wallace Bolger in Dorchester, Massachusetts. (d. 1987)

1908

 Paul Henreid
Paul Henreid (10 January 1908 – 29 March 1992) was an Austrian-born American actor and film director. He is best remembered for two roles: Victor Laszlo in Casablanca and Jerry Durrance in Now, Voyager, both released in 1942. Born Paul Georg Julius Hernreid von Wasel Waldingau in Trieste, Austria-Hungary. (d. 1992)
 Bernard Lee
Bernard Lee (10 January 1908 – 16 January 1981), known as Bernard Lee, was an English actor, best known for his role as M in the first eleven Eon-produced James Bond films. Lee appeared in over one hundred films, as well as on stage and in television dramatisations. He was known for his roles as authority figures, often playing military characters or policemen in films such as The Third Man, The Blue Lamp, The Battle of the River Plate, and Whistle Down the Wind. Born John Bernard Lee. (d. 1981)

1926

 Ray Mort
Ray Mort (born on January 10, 1926) was an actor, known for Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982), Oh No, It’s Selwyn Froggitt (1974) and The Evacuees (1975). Born Joseph Raymond Mort in Bury, Lancashire, England. (d. 1994)

1927

 Johnnie Ray
Johnnie Ray (January 10, 1927 – February 24, 1990) was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Extremely popular for most of the 1950s, Ray’s performing style included theatrics later associated with rock and roll, including tearing at his hair, falling to the floor, and crying onstage. Ray quickly earned the nickname “The Nabob of Sob” and several others. Born John Alvin Ray in Dallas, Oregon. (d. 1990)

1930

 Roy Edward Disney
Roy Disney, KCSG (January 10, 1930 – December 16, 2009) was a longtime senior executive for The Walt Disney Company, which was founded by his father, Roy Oliver Disney and uncle Walt Disney. At the time of his death he held more than 16 million shares (about 1% of the company), and served as a consultant for the company. He was the last member of the Disney family to be actively involved in the company. Born Roy Edward Disney in Los Angeles, California. (d. 2009)

1933

 Anton Rodgers
Anton Rodgers (10 January 1933 – 1 December 2007) was an English actor and occasional director. He performed on stage, in film, in television dramas and sitcoms. He starred in the sitcoms Fresh Fields (ITV, 1984-86), as well its sequel series French Fields (ITV, 1989-91) and May to December (BBC, 1989-94). Born Anthony Rodgers in Reading, Berkshire, England. (d. 2007)

1939

 Scott McKenzie
Scott McKenzie (January 10, 1939 – August 18, 2012) was an American singer and songwriter. He was best known for his 1967 hit single and generational anthem, “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)”. Born Philip Wallach Blondheim III in Jacksonville, Florida. (d. 2012)
 Sal Mineo
Sal Mineo (January 10, 1939 – February 12, 1976), was an American film and theatre actor, known for his performance as John “Plato” Crawford opposite James Dean in the film Rebel Without a Cause (1955). He was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his roles in Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus (1960). Born Salvatore Mineo Jr in The Bronx, New York. (d. 1976)

1943

 Jim Croce
Jim Croce (January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) was an American folk and rock singer-songwriter. Between 1966 and 1973, Croce released five studio albums and singles. His songs “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” and “Time in a Bottle” reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Born James Joseph Croce in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (d. 1973)

1944

 Frank Sinatra Jr
Frank Sinatra (January 10, 1944 – March 16, 2016), professionally known as Frank Sinatra, Jr., was an American singer, songwriter, and conductor. He was the son of singer and actor Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy Barbato Sinatra. Born Francis Wayne Sinatra in Jersey City, New Jersey. (d. 2016)

1945

 Gunther von Hagens
Gunther von Hagens (born 10 January 1945) is a German anatomist who invented the technique for preserving biological tissue specimens called plastination. Born Gunther Gerhard Liebchen in Alt-Skalden, Reichsgau Wartheland, Nazi Germany.
 Jennifer Moss
Jenny Moss (10 January 1945 – 5 October 2006) was an English actress and singer born in Wigan, Lancashire. She was best known for her role as Lucille Hewitt on the long-running soap opera, Coronation Street, which she played from 1960-74. Born Jennifer Victoria Moss in Wigan, Lancashire, England. (d. 2006)
 Rod Stewart
Sir Rod Stewart, CBE (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter. With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s and the early 1970s with The Jeff Beck Group, and then with Faces. A Grammy and Brit Award recipient, he was voted at #59 on Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Singers of all time. As a solo artist, Stewart was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006, and was inducted a second time into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 as a member of Faces. Born Roderick David Stewart in Highgate, London, England.

1949

 George Foreman
George Foreman (born January 10, 1949) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1969 to 1977, and from 1987 to 1997. Nicknamed “Big George”, he is a two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist. Outside the sport he is an ordained minister, author, and entrepreneur. Born George Edward Foreman in Marshall, Texas.
 Linda Lovelace
Linda Susan Boreman (January 10, 1949 – April 22, 2002), more commonly referred to by her onetime stage name Linda Lovelace, was an American pornographic actress famous for her performance in the 1972 hardcore porn film Deep Throat. Although the film was an enormous success at the time, it was later alleged by Boreman that her abusive husband, Chuck Traynor, had threatened and coerced her into the performance. Born Linda Susan Boreman in The Bronx, New York. (d. 2002)

1953

 Pat Benatar
Pat Benatar (born January 10, 1953) is an American coloratura mezzo-soprano singer, actress, songwriter, and four time Grammy Award winner. Benatar had two RIAA-certified multi-platinum albums, five RIAA-certified platinum albums, three RIAA-certified gold albums, 17 Billboard charting hits, 15 of them being Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”, “Love Is a Battlefield”, “We Belong”, and “Invincible”. Born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski in Brooklyn, New York.

1958

 Eddie Cheever
Eddie Cheever Jr. (born January 10, 1958) is an American former racing driver who raced for almost 30 years in Formula One, sports cars, CART, and the Indy Racing League. Cheever participated in 143 Formula One World Championship races and started 132, more than any other American, driving for nine different teams from 1978 through 1989. In 1997, he formed his own IRL team and won the 1998 Indianapolis 500 as both owner and driver. Born Edward McKay Cheever Jr in Phoenix, Arizona.
 Caroline Langrishe
Caroline Langrishe (born 10 January 1958 in London) is an English actress. Langrishe is perhaps best known for her role as Charlotte Cavendish in the BBC series Lovejoy in which she starred for two series in 1993-1994. Onstage, she played in Kenneth Branagh’s production of Twelfth Night. Born in London, England.

1963

 Claire King
Claire King (born 10 January 1963) is an English actress. She is best known for playing the role of Kim Tate in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale and Karen Betts in Bad Girls and Erica Holroyd in Coronation Street. Born Jayne Claire Seed in Bradford, WestYorkshire, England.

1964

 Tony Gardner
Tony Gardner (born 10 January 1964) is an English actor and doctor. He qualified as a doctor at Guy’s Hospital in 1987, then as a general practitioner in 1993. He combined medicine and comedy during the 1990s as half of the award-winning comedy duo Struck Off and Die with Phil Hammond. Born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire.

1976

 Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter (born 10 January 1976) is an English professional golfer who is a member of the world’s top two professional golf tours, the U.S.-based PGA Tour and the European Tour. He has previously been ranked as high as number 5 in the world rankings. The highlights of Poulter’s career to date have been his two World Golf Championship wins at the 2010 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and the 2012 WGC-HSBC Champions. Born Ian James Poulter in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England.

1986

 Abbey Clancy
Abbey Clancy (born 10 January 1986) is an English lingerie and catwalk model and television presenter. She is married to footballer Peter Crouch, was the runner-up of Britain’s Next Top Model, Cycle 2 and won series 11 of Strictly Come Dancing in 2013. Born Abigail Marie Clancy in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.

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