John Dollond FRS (10 June 1706 – 30 November 1761) was an English optician, known for his successful optics business and his patenting and commercialization of achromatic doublets. Born in London, England. (d. 1761)
Hattie McDaniel (June 10, 1895 – October 26, 1952) was an American actress, singer-songwriter, and comedienne. She is best known for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939) for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, making her the first African American to win an Academy Award. Born in Wichita, Kansas. (d. 1952)
Howlin’ Wolf (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976) was an African-American Chicago blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, from Mississippi. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 51 on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. Born Chester Arthur Burnett in White Station, Mississippi. (d. 1976)
Sir Terence Rattigan, CBE (10 June 1911 – 30 November 1977) was a British dramatist. He was one of England’s most popular mid twentieth century dramatists. He is known for such works as The Winslow Boy (1946), The Browning Version (1948), The Deep Blue Sea (1952) and Separate Tables (1954), among many others. Born Terence Mervyn Rattigan in South Kensington, London, England. (d. 1977)
Saul Bellow (10 June 1915 – 5 April 2005) 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. Born Solomon Bellows in Lachine, Quebec, Canada. (d. 2005)
Barry Morse (10 June 1918 – 2 February 2008) was an English Canadian actor of stage, screen and radio best known for his roles in the ABC television series The Fugitive and the British sci-fi drama Space: 1999. His performing career spanned seven decades and he had thousands of roles to his credit Born Herbert Morse in Shoreditch, London, England. (d. 2008)
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born on 10 June 1921) is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. He is the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch and the oldest-ever male member of the British royal family. Born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark in Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece.
Judy Garland (born June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. She received a Juvenile Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award as well as Grammy Awards and a Special Tony Award. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the remake of A Star Is Born and for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg. She remains the youngest recipient (at 39 years of age) of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the motion picture industry. In 1938, she was cast in the main role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). In this film, she sang the song with which she would forever be identified, “Over the Rainbow.” The American Film Institute named her eighth among the Greatest Female Stars of All Time. Born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (d. 1969)
William ‘Bill’ Kerr (born 10 June 1922) is a South African-born Australian stage, television and film actor. In the 1950s, he had a regular role as an Australian lodger in the BBC radio comedy series Hancock’s Half Hour. He also appeared in several British films, including The Dam Busters. Born in Cape Town, South Africa.
Robert Maxwell, MC (10 June 1923 – 5 November 1991) was a Czechoslovakian-born British media proprietor and Member of Parliament (MP). He rose from poverty to build an extensive publishing empire. After Maxwell’s death, huge discrepancies in his companies’ finances were revealed, including his fraudulent misappropriation of the Mirror Group pension fund. Born Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch in Slatinské Doly, Czechoslovak Republic. (d. 1991)
Lionel Jeffries (10 June 1926 – 19 February 2010) was an English actor, screenwriter and film director. His acting career reached a peak in the 1960s with leading roles in other films like Two-Way Stretch (1960), The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960), First Men in the Moon (1964) and Camelot (1967). Jeffries turned to writing and directing children’s films, including a well regarded version of The Railway Children (1970) and The Amazing Mr Blunden (1972). Born Lionel Charles Jeffries in Forest Hill, London, England. (d. 2010)
June Haver (June 10, 1926 – July 4, 2005) was an American film actress. She is best remembered as a popular alternative to the musical film stars Betty Grable and Alice Faye in several musicals in the 1940s. Born June Stovenour in Rock Island, Illinois. (d. 2005)
Maurice Sendak (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) 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 Maurice Bernard Sendak in Brooklyn, New York,. (d. 2012)
Jürgen Prochnow (born 10 June 1941) is a German actor. His most well-known roles internationally have been as the sympathetic submarine captain in Das Boot (1981), Duke Leto Atreides I in Dune (1984), and the minor, but important, role of Kazakh dictator General Ivan Radek in Air Force One. Born ion Berlin, Germany.
Gordon Burns (born 10 June 1942) is a Northern Irish journalist and broadcaster, best known as the host of Granada Television’s popular game show The Krypton Factor for its original 18-year run (1977–1995). From 1997 to 2011, he was the chief anchorman for the BBC regional news programme North West Tonight. Born Gordon Henry Burns in Belfast, County Antrim,
Sir Simon David Jenkins FSA FRSL (born 10 June 1943) is an English newspaper columnist, editor and author. He has been editor of both The Times and the Evening Standard. Born in Birmingham.
John Sentamu (born 10 June 1949) is the 97th Archbishop of York, Metropolitan of the province of York and Primate of England. The position of Archbishop of York is the second most senior clerical position in the Church of England. Born John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu in Kampala, Uganda.
Phil Redmond CBE (born 10 June 1949) is an English television producer and screenwriter. He is well known for creating several popular television series such as Grange Hill (BBC One, 1978–2008), Brookside (Channel 4, 1982–2003) and Hollyoaks (Channel 4, 1995—). Born in Huyton, Lancashire.
Louis Emerick Grant (born 10 June 1953) is a British TV actor, best known for his portrayal of Mick Johnson in the soap opera Brookside. He also played PC Walsh in later episodes of Last of the Summer Wine.
Rich Hall (born 10 June 1954) is an American comedian, writer and musician. In 2000, he won the Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Fringe. Hall is a guest on popular BBC panel quiz shows, most notably as a regular guest on QI. Born Richard Hall in Alexandria, Virginia.
Maxi Priest (born 10 June 1961) is a British reggae vocalist of Jamaican descent. He is best known for singing reggae music with an R&B influence, otherwise known as reggae fusion. Born Max Alfred Elliott in Lewisham, London, England.
Gina Gershon (born June 10, 1962) is an American film, television and stage actress, singer and author. She is known for her roles in the films Cocktail (1988), Showgirls (1995), Bound (1996), Face/Off (1997), Born in Los Angeles, California.
Jeanne Tripplehorn (born June 10, 1963) is an American film and television actress. Her film career began with the role of a police psychologist in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct (1992), The Firm (1993), and Waterworld (1995). Born Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Ben Daniels (born 10 June 1964) is an English actor. Initially a celebrated stage actor, Daniels was nominated for Best Actor at the Evening Standard Awards for Best Supporting Actor in the Laurence Olivier Awards for Never the Sinner (1991), 900 Oneonta (1994), Best Actor in the M.E.N. Theatre Awards for Martin Yesterday (1998), and won the Olivier award in 2001 for his performance in the Arthur Miller play All My Sons. Daniels has appeared on popular television series including Cutting It (2002–05), The Virgin Queen (2005), Law & Order: UK (2009–11), The Paradise (2013) and House of Cards (2013–14). Born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England.
Kate Flannery (born June 10, 1964) is an American actress known for playing the role of Meredith Palmer on the NBC hit series The Office. Born Katherine Patricia Flannery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Liz Hurley (born 10 June 1965) is an English actress and model. In the 1990s, Hurley became known as the girlfriend of Hugh Grant. As an actress, her best-known film roles to date have been as Vanessa Kensington in Mike Myers’ hit spy comedy, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and as the Devil in Bedazzled (2000). Born Elizabeth Jane Hurley in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England.
Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland (born 10 June 1982), is the youngest child and second daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. Upon her birth, she was third in line of succession to the Swedish throne. Born Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine in Drottningholm Palace, Drottningholm, Sweden.
Kate Upton (born June 10, 1992) is an American model and actress, known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Upton was named Rookie of the Year following her first SI appearance in 2011 and was the cover model for the 2012 and 2013 issues. She was also the subject of the 100th Anniversary Vanity Fair cover. Born Katherine Elizabeth Upton in St. Joseph, Michigan.