10 August


1814

 Henri Nestlé
Henri Nestlé (10 August 1814 – 7 July 1890) was a German confectioner and the founder of Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, as well as one of the main creators of condensed milk. Born Heinrich Nestle in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (d. 1890)

1874

 Herbert Hoover
Herbert Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was the 31st President of the United States (1929-1933). Born Herbert Clark Hoover in West Branch, Iowa. (d. 1964)

1889

 Charles Darrow
Charles Darrow (August 10, 1889 – August 28, 1967) was an American best known as the purported inventor of the Monopoly board game. Born Charles Brace Darrow in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (d. 1967)

1898

 Jack Haley
Jack Haley (August 10, 1898 – June 6, 1979) was an American stage, radio, and film actor best known for his portrayal of the Tin Man in the now-classic film The Wizard of Oz. Born John Joseph Haley in Boston, USA. (d. 1979)

1902

 Norma Shearer
Norma Shearer (August 10, 1902 – June 12, 1983) was a Canadian-American actress. Shearer was one of the most popular actresses in North America from the mid-1920s through the 1930s. Which she won an Oscar for Best Actress for the 1930 film The Divorcee. Born Edith Norma Shearer in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (d. 1983)

1911

 Marjorie Proops
Marjorie Proops OBE (10 August 1911 – 10 November 1996) was probably best known as an agony aunt in the United Kingdom, writing the column Dear Marje for the Daily Mirror newspaper. Born Rebecca Marjorie Israel in Woking, Surrey. (d. 1996)

1913

 Noah Beery Jr
Noah Beery (August 10, 1913 – November 1, 1994), known professionally as Noah Beery, Jr. or just Noah Beery, was an American actor specializing in warm, friendly character parts similar to the ones played by his uncle, Wallace Beery. He was perhaps best known as James Garner’s father, Joseph “Rocky” Rockford, in the 1970s NBC television series The Rockford Files. Born Noah Lindsey Beery in New York City, New York. (d. 1994)

1923

 Rhonda Fleming
Rhonda Fleming (August 10, 1923), is an American film and television actress. She acted in more than forty films, mostly in the 1940s and 1950s, and became renowned as one of the most beautiful and glamorous actresses of her day. Born Marilyn Louis in Hollywood, California.

1928

 Eddie Fisher
Eddie Fisher (August 10, 1928 – September 22, 2010) was an American entertainer. He was the most successful pop singles artist of the first half of the 1950s, selling millions of records and hosting his own TV show. Fisher left his first wife, actress Debbie Reynolds, to marry Reynolds’s best friend, actress Elizabeth Taylor. Born Edwin John Fisher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (d. 2010)

1939

 Kate O’Mara
Kate O’Mara (10 August 1939 – 30 March 2014) was an English film, stage and television actress. She is perhaps most widely known for her role as Caress Morell, the scheming sister of Alexis Colby in the 1980s American primetime soap opera Dynasty. Born Frances M Carroll in Leicester, Leicestershire. (d. 2014)

1940

 Bobby Hatfield
Bobby Hatfield (August 10, 1940 – November 5, 2003) was an American singer, best known as one half of the Righteous Brothers. Born Robert Lee Hatfield in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. (d. 2003)
 Sid Waddell
Sid Waddell (10 August 1940 – 11 August 2012) was an English sports commentator and television personality. He was nicknamed ‘The Voice of Darts’ due to his fame as a dart commentator. During his time with the BBC, Waddell penned ten episodes of a successful children’s television series, Jossy’s Giants. Born in Alnwick, Northumberland, England. (d. 2012)

1943

 Ronnie Spector
Ronnie Spector (born August 10, 1943) is an American rock and roll and popular music vocalist. She was lead singer of the 1960s hit-making girl group, the Ronettes. Born Veronica Yvette Bennett in New York City.

1947

 Ian Anderson
Ian Anderson, MBE (born 10 August 1947) is a Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his work as the lead vocalist, flautist and acoustic guitarist of British rock band Jethro Tull. Born Ian Scott Anderson in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.

1959

 Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette (born August 10, 1959) is an American actress, film director, and producer. She starred in Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) alongside pop singer Madonna, for which she won a British Academy Film Award (BAFTA). Born Rosanna Lauren Arquette in New York City.

1960

 Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas (born 10 August 1960), better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish film actor, film director, film producer and singer. He began his acting career with a series of films by director Pedro Almodóvar and then appeared in high-profile Hollywood movies, especially in the 1990s, including Assassins, Evita, Interview with the Vampire, Philadelphia, Desperado, The Mask of Zorro and Spy Kids. Banderas is also a voice artist, portraying the voice of Puss in Boots in the Shrek sequels. Born José Antonio Domínguez Banderas in Benalmádena, Málaga.

1962

 Julia Fordham
Julia Fordham (born 10 August 1962) is a British singer-songwriter. Her professional career started in the early 1980s, under the name “Jules Fordham”, as a backing singer for Mari Wilson and Kim Wilde, before signing a recording contract of her own. Born in Portsmouth, England.

1966

 Charlie Dimmock
Charlie Dimmock (born 10 August 1966) is an English gardening expert and TV presenter. She was one of the team on Ground Force, a BBC gardening makeover programme. Born Charlotte Elouise Dimmock in Southampton, Hampshire, England.

1967

 Riddick Bowe
Riddick Bowe (born August 10, 1967) is an American professional boxer. He is a former two-time World heavyweight champion, first winning the WBA, WBC and IBF titles in 1992, becoming undisputed heavyweight champion. Born Riddick Lamont Bowe in Brooklyn, New York.

1971

 Roy Keane
Roy Keane (born 10 August 1971) is an Irish former footballer and manager. He was captain of Manchester United from 1997 until his departure in 2005. Born Roy Maurice Keane in Cork, Ireland.

1972

 Lawrence Dallaglio
Lawrence Dallaglio, OBE (born 10 August 1972) is a retired English rugby union player and former captain of the English national team. Born Lorenzo Bruno Nero Dallaglio OBE in London.
 Angie Harmon
Angie Harmon (born August 10, 1972) is an American fashion model and television/film actress. She became a well-known model before gaining international fame for her roles in Baywatch Nights and Law & Order. Since July 2010, she has starred as Detective Jane Rizzoli on the series Rizzoli & Isles. Born Angela Michelle Harmon in Highland Park, Dallas, Texas.

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