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Births for April 10


  • 401 Theodosius II, the younger, emperor of Austria
  • 1583 Hugo Grotius, Holland, jurist, father of international law
  • 1778 William Hazlitt, Maidstone Kent England, essayist/critic
  • 1794 Matthew Calbraith Perry, Commodore, opened Japan
  • 1797 Claude Ambroise Seurat, Troyes France, (World's skinniest man)
  • 1806 Leonidas Polk, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1864
  • 1823 Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, Brig General (Confederate Army)
  • 1827 Lewis Wallace, Major General (Union volunteers)/author (Ben Hur)
  • 1829 William Booth, founded Salvation Army
  • 1833 David McMurtrie Gregg, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1833 James Edward Rains, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
  • 1847 Joseph Pulitzer, Hungary, publisher (St Louis Post-Dispatch, NY World
  • 1854 Jozef M T Orelio, baritone
  • 1857 Henry Ernest Dudeney, mathematician/puzzle maker
  • 1868 George Arliss, English/US actor (Devil, Green Goddess)
  • 1880 Frances Perkins, 1st woman to hold cabinet-level position (Labor)
  • 1882 Simon FHJ Berkelbach Van de Sprenkel, theologist (Fear & Religion)
  • 1887 Bernardo A Houssay, Argentine physiologist (Nobel 1947)
  • 1892 Victor de Sabata, Trieste Italy, conductor (Il Macigno)
  • 1894 Ben Nicholson, English painter/sculptor (Circle)
  • 1900 Jean Duvieusart, premier (Belgium 1950)
  • 1903 Clare Boothe Luce, former US ambassador to Vatican
  • 1905 Jan H van Ro˜en, diplomat/Netherland foreign minister
  • 1906 Kathleen Major, principal (St Hilda's College, England)
  • 1907 Pete Desjardins, US, platform/springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1908 Aidan Crawley, CEO (London Weekend TV)
  • 1911 Maurice Schumann, French statesman/writer (La Voix du couvre-feu)
  • 1912 Clarke Hinkle, NFL fullback (Green Bay Packers)
  • 1913 Stefan Heym, German writer (Crusaders, Family Benda)
  • 1915 Harry Morgan, Detroit Mich, actor (December Bride, M*A*S*H, Dragnet)
  • 1915 Leo Vroman, poet/biologist
  • 1917 Robert Burns Woodward, organic chemist (Nobel 1965)
  • 1921 Chuck Connors, Bkln NY, actor (Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa)
  • 1921 Sheb Wooley, Erick Okla, vocalist (Purple People Eater, Hee Haw)
  • 1923 Floyd M Simmons, actor/decathlete (Olympic-bronze-1948, 52)
  • 1924 David Halberstam, NY Times intl correspondant (Pulitzer 1964)
  • 1926 "Alvin" Junior Samples, Cummings Ga, country singer (Hee Haw)
  • 1929 Max Von Sydow, Lund Sweden, actor (Hawaii, Exorcist, Dune, Dreamscape
  • 1930 Lord Morton, of Shauna, senator (College of Justice, Scotland)
  • 1931 Marcel van Maele, Belgian poet
  • 1932 Adrian Henri, poet/president (Liverpool Academy of Arts)
  • 1932 Hari Rhodes, Cincinnati Oh, actor (Mike-Daktari, Roots)
  • 1932 Mae Heriwentha Faggs Starr, NJ, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1932 Omar Sharif, (Michael Shalhoub), Egypt, actor (Dr Zhivago, Top Secret
  • 1933 Poncie Ponce, actor (Kazuo Kim-Hawaiian Eye)
  • 1933 Robert Rhodes James, historian
  • 1935 Jorge Mester, Mexico City Mexico, conductor (Louisville Orch 1967-79)
  • 1935 Patrick Garland, director (Doll House)
  • 1936 John Madden, Oakland Raiders football coach, CBS sports commentator
  • 1936 Robert Smith, rocker (Spinners)
  • 1937 Stan Mellor, British racehorse trainer/jockey
  • 1938 Don Meredith, Mount Vernon Texas, NFL QB (Cowboys)/Mon Night Football
  • 1939 Daniel Oliver, NYC, chairman (Federal Trade Commission)
  • 1940 Gloria Hunniford, British broadcaster
  • 1941 Paul Theroux, American travel book writer (Mosquito Coast)
  • 1945 Vera Misevich, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1946 Armand, (Herman van Loenhout), singer (Blommenkinders)
  • 1947 Bunny Waller, vocalist/percussionist (Bob Marley & Wailers)
  • 1948 Thomas Spencer, conservative MEP
  • 1949 Frank de Lion, guitarist (Bob Color)
  • 1952 Steven Seagal, actor (Above the Law, Hard to Kill)
  • 1953 David Moorcroft, British athlete
  • 1954 Jouko T”rm„nen, Finland, 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1958 Ken Griffy, baseball player (Cin Reds, NY Yanks)
  • 1960 Brian Setzer, rock guitarist (Lobos-La Bamba, Stray Cats-Sexy & 17)
  • 1960 Julie Fulton, Evanston Ill, actress (Lime Steel)
  • 1961 Jeb Adams, Hollywood Calif, actor (Lt Jeb Pruitt-Baa Baa Black Sheep)
  • 1961 Olivia Brown, Frankfurt GFR, actor (Det Trudy Joplin-Miami Vice)
  • 1963 Warren DeMartini, heavy metal rocker (Dokken-Alone Again, Ratt)
  • 1969 Billy Jacoby, Flushing NY, actor (Brad-Silver Spoons, Maggie)
  • 1969 William Jayne, actor (Mikey Randall-Parker Lewis Can't Lose)
  • 1970 Wesley Barnett, St Joseph Mo, Oly weightlifter (Pan Am-silver-1987)
  • 1975 Floris, Prince of Netherlands
  • 1984 Zoe, Melbourne Australia, 1st frozen-embryo child


Passings for April 10


  • 879 Louis II, the stutterer, King of France (877-79), dies
  • 947 Hugo van Arles, count of Arles/king of Italy, dies
  • 1533 Frederik I, King of Denmark/Norway (1523-33), dies at 61
  • 1585 Gregory XIII, (Ugo Buoncampagni), Italian Pope (1572-85), dies
  • 1640 Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I, dies at 60
  • 1712 Yusuf Nabi, Turkish poet (Hayriye), dies at about 77
  • 1723 Claude Ft's earl de Tilly, South neth general, dies
  • 1784 Simon Fokke, book illustrator, dies at 71
  • 1807 Anna Amalia van Brumswijk-Wolfenbttel, duchess of Saxon-Weimar, dies
  • 1909 Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet, dies at 72
  • 1919 Emiliano Zapata, Mexican leader, murdered
  • 1929 Edmond Thieffry, Belgium, WW I pilot, dies
  • 1938 Nana Annor Adjaye, Pan-Afrianist, dies in W Nzima Ghana
  • 1954 Auguste Lumire, French photograph/movie pioneer, dies at 81
  • 1956 Clarence Beaumont, 1st batter in 1st World Series, dies at 75
  • 1958 W C Handy, composer/musician, dies at 84 in NY
  • 1960 Arthur Benjamin, Australian composer/pianist (Devil Take Her), dies
  • 1962 Stu Stutcliffe, original Beatle bassist, dies
  • 1966 Evelyn Waugh, British writer (Black mischief), dies
  • 1974 Roger Bastide, French sociologist, dies at 76
  • 1975 Marjorie Main, actress (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 85
  • 1975 Walker Evans, US photographer (Fortune Magazine), dies at 71
  • 1979 Nino Rota, Italian composer, dies
  • 1980 Kay Medford, actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love), dies at 6
  • 1983 Olf S von Euler-Chelpin, Swedish physiologist, dies
  • 1986 Joseph P Addabbo, US defence specialist/(Sen-D), dies at 61
  • 1991 Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Harry & Hendersons), dies of aids at 35
  • 1991 Natalie Schafer, actress (Gilligan's Island), dies at 90 from cancer
  • 1992 Sam Kinison, loud mouth comedian, dies at 38 in a car crash
  • 1993 Chris Hani, sec-gen South Africian Communist Party, murdered


Special events for April 10


  • 847 St Leo IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 879 Louis III, crowned King of France
  • 1739 Dick Turpin executed in England for horse stealing
  • 1741 Prussians defeat Austrians at Mollwitz
  • 1790 US Patent system established
  • 1816 2nd Bank of US chartered
  • 1825 1st hotel in Hawaii opens
  • 1825 Nicaraguan constituent assembly meets at Le¢n
  • 1845 More than 1,000 buildings damaged by fire in Pittsburgh Pa
  • 1849 Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt (NYC); sold rights for $100
  • 1863 Rebel Gen Earl Van Dorn attacks at Franklin, Tenn
  • 1864 Austrian Archduke Maximilian becomes emperor of M‚xico
  • 1865 At Appomattox, Gen Lee issues Gen Order #9, his last
  • 1866 American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) forms
  • 1868 Brits defeat King of Abyssinia at Magdala
  • 1871 William Hammond Hall's maps & surveys of Golden Gate Park accepted
  • 1872 1st National black convention meets in New Orleans
  • 1872 A Borrelly discovers asteroid #120 Lachesis
  • 1872 Arbor day 1st celebrated in Nebraska, later changed to Apr 22
  • 1877 Federal troops withdrawn from Columbia SC
  • 1878 Calif St Cable Car RR Co starts service
  • 1880 J Palisa discovers asteroid #216 Kleopatra
  • 1882 Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco & Hawaii)
  • 1896 Greek runner Spiridon Loues wins 1st modern Olympic marathon in Athen
  • 1912 J Palisa discovers asteroid #730 Athanasia
  • 1912 RMS Titanic sets sail for its 1st & last voyage
  • 1916 1st professional golf tournament held
  • 1917 Munition factory explosion at Eddystone PA, kills 133 workers
  • 1923 Hitler speaks on "hatred & more hatred" in Berlin
  • 1925 Czarina re-christened Stalingrad (now Volgograd)
  • 1925 F Scott Fitzgerald publishes "Great Gatsby"
  • 1930 Synthetic rubber 1st produced
  • 1932 Paul von Hindenburg elected 1st German president (Hitler is 2nd)
  • 1934 Chic Black Hawks beat Det Red Wings 3 games to 1 for Stanley Cup
  • 1936 200" mirror blank arrives in Pasadena
  • 1938 2nd cabinet of Blum replaced by cabinet of Daladier in France
  • 1938 Austria becomes a state of Germany
  • 1941 German troops conquer Libyan county Cyrenaica
  • 1942 Cigarettes & candy rationed in Holland
  • 1944 "Patrolling the Ether" is shown on 3 TV stations simultaneously
  • 1944 Soviet forces liberate Odessa from Nazis
  • 1945 Allies liberate 1st Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald (Czech)
  • 1945 NFL's Boston Yanks & Brooklyn Tigers merge
  • 1945 US troops land on Tsugen Shima Okinawa
  • 1946 1st election for Japanese Diet
  • 1947 Jackie Robinson became 1st black in major league baseball
  • 1947 King Frederik IX of Denmark crowned
  • 1948 Jewish Hagana repells an Arab attack on Mishmar HaEmek
  • 1949 Sam Snead wins Masters golf tournament
  • 1950 E L Johnson discovers asteroid #1760 Sandra
  • 1953 "House of Wax," 1st 3-D movie, released (NYC)
  • 1953 Minneapolis beats New York, 4 games to 1, for NBA championship
  • 1954 KRGV TV channel 5 in Weslaco, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 Ruth Ellis shoots jilting lover David Blakely
  • 1955 Syracuse beats Fort Wayne, 4 games to 3, for NBA championship
  • 1956 Montreal Canadiens beat Det Red Wings 4 games to 1 for Stanley Cup
  • 1957 Jordanian govt of Naboelsi resigns
  • 1957 Suez canal for all ship workers reopens
  • 1958 Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco
  • 1959 Japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda
  • 1960 Arnold Palmer wins his 2nd Masters golf tournament
  • 1960 Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill
  • 1961 Dutch foreign minister Luns talks to JFK about New Guinea
  • 1961 Gary Player becomes 1st foreign golfer to win Masters
  • 1962 1st baseball game at LA's Dodger Stadium
  • 1962 1st major league game in Houston, Colt .45s beat Chicago Cubs, 11-2
  • 1962 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th HR
  • 1963 Thresher, US atomic-powered submarine, sinks 220 miles east of Boston
  • 1964 Iranian motor launch catches fire & sinks killing 113 (Persian Gulf)
  • 1971 1st baseball game at Phila's Veterans Stadium, Phils beat Expos
  • 1971 US table tennis team arrives in China PR
  • 1972 7.0 earthquake kills 1/5 of population of Iranian province of Fars
  • 1972 US, USSR & 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons
  • 1973 BEA flight to Basel Switz, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143
  • 1973 Pakistan suspends constitution
  • 1974 American Boccaccio Association established
  • 1974 Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli PM Golda Meir
  • 1975 Rangers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
  • 1976 Brewers' Don Money's grand slammer disallowed-Yanks win 9-7
  • 1976 Cleve Cavaliers win their 1st NBA Central Division title
  • 1978 Formation of Major Indoor Soccer League announced
  • 1979 Soyuz 33 launched with a Russian & a Bulgarian
  • 1981 "Caveman" with Ringo premiers
  • 1981 Computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded
  • 1981 Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parlimen
  • 1982 LA Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5
  • 1982 Penguins 2-Isles 1 (OT)-Preliminary- Isles hold 2-1 lead
  • 1983 Caps 3-Isles 6-Patrick Div Semifinals-Isles win series 3-2
  • 1984 Damaged Solar Max satellite snared by Challenger shuttle
  • 1984 John Long (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • 1984 US Senate condemns CIA mining of Nicaraguan harbors
  • 1985 At 80 Leo Sites becomes oldest bowler to score a 300 game
  • 1985 Caps 4-Isles 3 (OT)-Patrick Div Semifinals-Caps hold 1-0 lead
  • 1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-B mission
  • 1988 Herschel Walker performs Fort Worth Ballet
  • 1988 Islanders beat Devils 5-4 (OT) 1st round tied at 2-2
  • 1989 Intel corp announces shipment of 80486 chip
  • 1990 CUNY/Lehman College, Bronx, opens a branch campus in Hiroshma Japan
  • 1991 Boat rams a tanker in Livorno Italy fog, killing about 138
  • 1991 Last automat (coin operated cafeteria) closes (3rd & 42nd St, NYC)
  • 1992 25 die in a bus bombing in Sri Lanka
  • 1992 Floriade (Flower Show) opens at Hague, Netherlands
  • 1992 NHL strike ends after 10 days


Songs for date April 10


  • 04/10/42 --- Tangerine (Dorsey, Jimmy)
  • 04/10/42 --- Who Wouldn't Love You (Kyser, Kay)
  • 04/10/61 --- Daddy's Home (Shep & The Limelites)
  • 04/10/65 --- I'll Be Doggone (Gaye, Marvin)
  • 04/10/65 --- Cast Your Fate To The Wind (Sounds Orchestral)
  • 04/10/65 --- Last Time, The (Rolling Stones)
  • 04/10/65 --- I'll Never Find Another You (Seekers)
  • 04/10/71 --- Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes Love It) (Daddy Dewdrop)
  • 04/10/71 --- Never Can Say Goodbye (Jacksons)
  • 04/10/76 --- Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again (Manilow, Barry)
  • 04/10/76 --- Misty Blue (Moore, Dorothy)
  • 04/10/76 --- Welcome Back (Sebastian, John)
  • 04/10/82 --- Don't You Want Me (Human League)
  • 04/10/82 --- Ebony & Ivory (McCartney, Paul)
  • 04/10/82 --- Other Woman, The (Parker Jr., Ray)
  • 04/10/82 --- Always On My Mind (Nelson, Willie)
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