10 July


1509

 John Calvin
John Calvin (10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564) was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism. Born Jehan Cauvin in Noyon in the Picardy region of France. (d. 1564)

1830

 Camille Pissarro
Camille Pissarro (10 July 1830 – 13 November 1903) was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter. His importance resides in his contributions to both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Born in the island of St Thomas (now in the US Virgin Islands). (d. 1903)

1834

 James Abbott McNeill Whistler
James Whistler (July 10, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American-born, British-based artist. His famous signature for his paintings was in the shape of a stylized butterfly. His most famous painting is Whistler’s Mother (1871). Born James Abbott McNeill Whistler in Lowell, Massachusetts. (d. 1903)

1856

 Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. Born in Smiljan, Austrian Empire (modern-day Croatia). (d. 1943)

1871

 Marcel Proust
Marcel Proust (10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier translated as Remembrance of Things Past). It was published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. Born Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust in Auteuil, France. (d. 1922)

1888

 Giorgio de Chirico
Giorgio de Chirico (July 10, 1888 – November 20, 1978) was a Greek-born Italian artist. In the years before World War I, he founded the scuola metafisica art movement, which profoundly influenced the surrealists. Born in Volos, Greece. (d. 1978)

1895

 Carl Orff
Carl Orff (July 10, 1895 – March 29, 1982) was a 20th-century German composer, best known for his cantata Carmina Burana (1937). Born in Munich. (d. 1982)

1897

 Jack Diamond
Legs Diamond (July 10, 1897 – December 18, 1931), also known as Gentleman Jack, was an Irish American gangster in Philadelphia and New York City during the Prohibition era. Born Jack Moran in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (d. 1931)

1899

 John Gilbert
John Gilbert (July 10, 1897 – January 9, 1936) was an American actor, screenwriter and director. He rose to fame during the silent film era and became a popular leading man known as “The Great Lover.” At the height of his career, Gilbert rivaled Rudolph Valentino, another silent film era leading man, as a box office draw. Born John Cecil Pringle in Logan, Utah. (d. 1936)

1903

 John Wyndham
John Wyndham (10 July 1903 – 11 March 1969) was an English science fiction writer who usually used the pen name John Wyndham, who wrote The Day of the Triffids, The Kraken Wakes and The Midwich Cuckoos. Born John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris in Dorridge near Knowle in Warwickshire. (d. 1969)

1917

 Reg Smythe
Reg Smythe (July 10, 1917 – June 13, 1998) was a British cartoonist who created the popular, long-running Andy Capp comic strip. Born Reginald Smyth in Hartlepool, England. (d. 1998)

1920

 David Brinkley
David Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003) was an American newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting from 1943 to 1997. Born David McClure Brinkley in Wilmington, North Carolina. (d. 2003)

1921

 Harvey Ball
Harvey Ball (July 10, 1921 – April 12, 2001) was an American commercial artist. He is recognized as the earliest known designer of the smiley. Born Harvey Ross Ball in Worcester, Massachusetts. (d. 2001)
 Jake LaMotta
Jake LaMotta (born July 10, 1921), nicknamed “The Bronx Bull” and “The Raging Bull,” is an American retired professional boxer and former World Middleweight Champion. He was portrayed by Robert De Niro in the 1980 film Raging Bull. Born Giacobbe LaMotta in The Bronx, New York City.

1923

 John Bradley
John Henry “Jack” “Doc” Bradley (July 10, 1923 – January 11, 1994) was a United States Navy corpsman during World War II. He partook twice in raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. Born John Henry Bradley in Antigo, Wisconsin. (d. 1994)

1926

 Fred Gwynne
Fred Gwynne (July 10, 1926 – July 2, 1993) was an American actor. Gwynne was best known for his roles in the 1960s sitcoms Car 54, Where Are You? and The Munsters. Born Frederick Hubbard Gwynne in New York City. (d. 1993)

1929

 Winnie Ewing
Winnie Ewing (born 10 July 1929) is a Scottish nationalist, lawyer and prominent SNP politician who was formerly a Member of Parliament, Member of the European Parliament and Member of the Scottish Parliament. Born Winifred Margaret Woodburn in Glasgow.

1930

 Bruce Boa
Bruce Boa (10 July 1930 – 17 April 2004) was a Canadian actor, who found success playing the token North American in British films and television. His most prominent film role is probably in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, in which he played General Rieekan. On television, his most notable role is probably as the American guest, Mr. Hamilton, in the “Waldorf Salad” episode of the BBC sitcom Fawlty Towers. Born in Calgary, Alberta. (d. 2004)

1934

 Jerry Nelson
Jerry L. Nelson (July 10, 1934 – August 23, 2012) was an American puppeteer, best known for his work with The Muppets. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (d. 2012)

1943

 Arthur Ashe
Arthur Ashe (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was an American World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the United States. Born Arthur Robert Ashe Jr in Richmond, Virginia. (d. 1993)

1945

 Ron Glass
Ron Glass (born July 10, 1945) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as the witty Det. Ron Harris in the television sitcom Barney Miller (1975-1982). Born Ronald E Glass in Evansville, Indiana.
 John Motson
John Motson, OBE (born 10 July 1945), also known as Motty, is an English football commentator. Born John Walker Motson in Manchester, England.
 Virginia Wade
Virginia Wade, OBE (born 10 July 1945) is a British former tennis player. She won three Grand Slam singles championships and four Grand Slam doubles championships, and is the only British woman in history to have won titles at all four Grand Slam tournaments. She was ranked as high as No. 2 in the world in singles, and No. 1 in the world in doubles. She won the women’s singles championship at Wimbledon on 1 July 1977. Born Sarah Virginia Wade in Bournemouth, England.
 Janet Key
Janet Key (10 July 1945 – 26 July 1992) was an English actress with a varied career in theatre, film and television from the late 1960s. Between 1970 and 1975 Key appeared in four horror films, as well as the sex comedy Percy and historical drama Lady Caroline Lamb. Her only other screen appearance came later in Nineteen Eighty-Four. Born in Bath, Somerset. (d. 1992)

1946

 Sue Lyon
Sue Lyon (born July 10, 1946) is an American actress best known for her performances in Lolita (1962) and The Night of the Iguana (1964). Born in Davenport, Iowa.

1947

 Arlo Guthrie
Arlo Guthrie (born July 10, 1947) is an American folk singer. Like his late father, Woody Guthrie, Arlo is known for singing songs of protest against social injustice. Born Arlo Davy Guthrie in Brooklyn, New York.

1949

 Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar (born 10 July 1949) is a former cricketer who played during the 1970s and 1980s for Bombay and India. Widely regarded as one of the greatest opening batsmen in cricket history. Born Sunil Manohar Gavaskar in Bombay, India.

1951

 Phyllis Smith
Phyllis Smith (born July 10, 1951) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Phyllis Lapin-Vance in The Office and her voice role as Sadness in the Disney/Pixar film Inside Out. Born in St Louis, Missouri.

1952

 Ludmilla Tourischeva
Ludmilla Tourischeva (born October 7, 1952) is a former Russian gymnast and a nine-time Olympic medalist for the Soviet Union. Born Ludmilla Ivanovna Tourischeva in Grozny, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.

1954

 Neil Tennant
Neil Tennant (born 10 July 1954) is an English musician, singer and songwriter, who, with band mate Chris Lowe, makes up the electronic dance music duo Pet Shop Boys, and worked for the magazine Smash Hits before joining Pet Shop Boys. Born Neil Francis Tennant in North Shields, Tyneside, England.

1958

 Fiona Shaw
Fiona Shaw, CBE (née Wilson, born 10 July 1958) is an Irish actress and theatre director. To international audiences she is primarily known for her role as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films. Born Fiona Mary Shaw in County Cork, Ireland.

1966

 Gina Bellman
Gina Bellman (born 10 July 1966) is a New Zealand-born British actress who became a household name for her performance in the title role in Dennis Potter’s drama Blackeyes. She is also well known for playing Jane in the sitcom Coupling.She starred in the series Leverage as Sophie Devereaux, for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in Television. Born in Auckland, New Zealand.

1970

 Jason Orange
Jason Orange (born 10 July 1970) is an English musician and dancer. He is a member of the pop band Take That. Born Jason Thomas Orange in Crumpsall, Manchester, England.
 John Simm
John Simm (born 10 July 1970) is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as Sam Tyler in Life on Mars and the Master in Doctor Who. Born John Ronald Simm in Leeds, England.
 Lisa Coleman
Lisa Coleman (born 10 July 1970) is an English actress and volunteer occupational therapist, best known for her roles in the BBC TV programme The Story of Tracy Beaker (and later Tracy Beaker Returns) as Cam Lawson, and as Nurse Jude Korcanik in Casualty. Born Lisa Jacqueline Coleman in Hammersmith, London.

1972

 Peter Serafinowicz
Peter Serafinowicz (born 10 July 1972) is an English actor, comedian, writer, voice artist and director. He is best known for dubbing the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and for appearing in a variety of British and American comedy shows. Born Peter Szymon Serafinowicz in Liverpool, England.
 Sofia Vergara
Sofía Vergara (born July 10, 1972) is a Colombian actress, comedian, television hostess, and model. Vergara stars on the series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, for which she was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Comedy Actress. Born Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara in Barranquilla, Colombia.

1974

 Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor, OBE (born 10 July 1977) is a British actor. He has received numerous acting awards and nominations, including the 2006 BAFTA Awards Rising Star, three Golden Globe Awards’ nominations, and the 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in Othello. Born Chiwetelu Umeadi Ejiofor in Forest Gate, London.
 Imelda May
Imelda May (born 10 July 1974) is an Irish musician, producer and singer-songwriter. Born Imelda Mary Clabby in The Liberties area of Dublin.

1980

 Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American recording artist, actress, television personality and fashion designer. Born Jessica Ann Simpson in Abilene, Texas.

1993

 Perrie Louise Edwards
Perrie Louise Edwards (born July 10, 1993) is a member of the British four-piece girl group Little Mix. Born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear.

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