10 September


1659

 Henry Purcell
Henry Purcell (c. 10 September 1659 – 21 November 1695) was an English composer. Purcell’s legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music. He is generally considered to be one of the greatest English composers. Born in St Ann’s Lane, Old Pye Street Westminster. (d. 1695)

1839

 Isaac K Funk
Isaac K Funk (September 10, 1839 – April 4, 1912) was an American Lutheran minister, editor, lexicographer, publisher, and spelling reformer. He was the co-founder of Funk & Wagnalls Company. Born Isaac Kaufmann Funk in Clifton, Ohio. (d. 1912)

1890

 Elsa Schiaparelli
Elsa Schiaparelli (10 September 1890 – 13 November 1973) was an Italian fashion designer. Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between the two World Wars. Born in Rome, Kingdom of Italy. (d. 1973)

1898

 Bessie Love
Bessie Love (September 10, 1898 – April 26, 1986) was an American motion picture actress who achieved prominence mainly in the silent films and early talkies. Her performance in The Broadway Melody (1929) earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Born Juanita Horton in Midland, Texas. (d. 1986)

1903

 Cyril Connolly
Cyril Connolly (10 September 1903 – 26 November 1974) was a literary critic and writer. He was the editor of the influential literary magazine Horizon (1940-49). Born Cyril Vernon Connolly in Coventry, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. (d. 1974)

1914

 Robert Wise
Robert Wise (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005) was an American film director, producer and editor. He won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for both West Side Story (1961) and The Sound of Music (1965). He was also nominated for Best Film Editing for Citizen Kane (1941) and directed and produced The Sand Pebbles (1966), which was nominated for Best Picture. Born Robert Earl Wise in Winchester, Indiana. (d. 2005)

1915

 Edmond O’Brien
Edmond O’Brien (September 10, 1915 – May 9, 1985) was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 films from the 1940s to the 1970s, often playing character parts. He received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the corresponding Golden Globe for his supporting role in The Barefoot Contessa (1954), as well as a second Globe Globe and another Academy Award nomination for Seven Days in May (1964). Born in New York City, New York. (d. 1985)

1918

 Rin Tin Tin
Rin Tin Tin (September 1918 – August 10, 1932) was a male German Shepherd who was an international star in motion pictures. He was rescued from a World War I battlefield by an American soldier, Lee Duncan. (d. 1932)

1926

 Beryl Cook
Beryl Cook, OBE (10 September 1926 – 28 May 2008) was an English artist best known for her original and instantly recognisable paintings. Although widely popular and recognized as one of the most well-known contemporary British artists, Cook never enjoyed acceptance by the art establishment. Born Beryl Francis Lansley in Egham, Surrey, England. (d. 2008)

1929

 Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer (born September 10, 1929) is a retired American professional golfer, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in professional golf history. He has won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955. Born Arnold Daniel Palmer in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

1933

 Karl Lagerfeld
Karl Lagerfeld (born 10 September 1933) is a German fashion designer, artist, and photographer based in Paris. He is the head designer and creative director of the fashion house Chanel as well as the Italian house Fendi and his own fashion label. Born Karl Otto Lagerfeld in Hamburg, Germany.

1939

 Cynthia Lennon
Cynthia Lennon (10 September 1939 – 1 April 2015) was the first wife of English musician John Lennon, and mother of Julian Lennon. Born Cynthia Powell in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. (d. 2015)

1944

 Thomas Allen
Sir Thomas Allen, CBE (born 10 September 1944) is an English operatic baritone. He is widely admired in the opera world for his voice, the versatility of his repertoire, and his acting—leading many to regard him as one of the best lyric baritones of the late 20th century. Born Thomas Boaz Allen in Seaham Harbour, County Durham, England.

1945

 José Feliciano
José Feliciano (born September 10, 1945) is a Puerto Rican virtuoso guitarist, singer, and composer known for many international hits, including his rendition of The Doors’ “Light My Fire”. Born José Montserrate Feliciano García in Lares, Puerto Rico.

1948

 Judy Geeson
Judy Geeson (born 10 September 1948) is an English film, stage, and television actress. She began her career primarily working on British television series, before making her major film debut in To Sir, with Love (1967). She later would star in a range of films throughout the 1970s, from crime pictures to thriller and horror films, including The Executioner (1970), Fear in the Night (1972), Brannigan (1975), and The Eagle Has Landed (1976). Born Judith Amanda Geeson in Arundel, Sussex, England.
 Margaret Trudeau
Margaret Trudeau (born September 10, 1948) is an author, actress, photographer, former television talk show hostess, and social advocate for people with bipolar disorder. She is the former wife of Pierre Trudeau, 15th Prime Minister of Canada; and is the mother of Justin Trudeau, 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. Born Margaret Joan Sinclair in Vancouver, British Columbia.

1953

 Amy Irving
Amy Irving (born September 10, 1953) is an American actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Yentl (1983) and for the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for Crossing Delancey (1988). She made her Broadway debut in Amadeus in 1980 and went on to receive an Obie Award for the 1988 Off-Broadway production of The Road to Mecca. Born Amy Davis Irving in Palo Alto, California.

1957

 Carol Decker
Carol Decker (born 10 September 1957) is an English musician. She is best known as the singer and front woman for the band T’Pau, which had international success in the late 1980s. Born Carol Ann Decker in Huyton, Lancashire.

1958

 Chris Columbus
Chris Columbus (born September 10, 1958) is an American filmmaker. Columbus is known for directing movies such as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) and for writing movies such as Gremlins (1984) and The Goonies (1985). Home Alone received a British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Film. Columbus received an Academy Award nomination for producing The Help (2011). Born Chris Joseph Columbus in Spangler, Pennsylvania.
 Siobhan Fahey
Siobhan Fahey (born Siobhán Máire Deirdre Fahey, 10 September 1958) is an Irish-British musician. She was a founding member of the 1980s British girl group Bananarama, and later formed the Brit Award and Ivor Novello award winning musical act Shakespears Sister. Born Siobhán Máire Deirdre Fahey in Dublin, Ireland.

1960

 Colin Firth
Colin Firth, CBE (born 10 September 1960) is an English actor. Firth’s films have grossed more than $3 billion from 42 releases worldwide. Firth has received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two British Academy Film Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as the Volpi Cup. Firth’s most notable and acclaimed role to date has been his 2010 portrayal of King George VI in The King’s Speech, a performance that earned him an Oscar and multiple worldwide best actor awards. Born Colin Andrew Firth in Grayshott, Hampshire, England.

1968

 Guy Ritchie
Guy Ritchie (born 10 September 1968) is an English filmmaker known for his crime films. He left secondary school and got entry-level jobs in the film industry in the mid-1990s. He eventually graduated to directing commercials. He directed his first film in 1995, a 20-minute short which impressed investors who backed his first feature film, the crime comedy Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). Born Guy Stuart Ritchie in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England.

1974

 Ryan Phillippe
Ryan Phillippe (born September 10, 1974) is an American actor, director, and writer. In the 2000s, he appeared in several films, including Gosford Park (2001). Born Matthew Ryan Phillippe in New Castle, Delaware.

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