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October 10 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- October 10th

Happy Birthday!
1813 Giuseppe Verdi, composer
1825 Paul Kruger, president South Africa
1900 Helen Hayes, actress (The Sin of Madelon Claudet, Airport)
1917 Thelonious Monk, composer/musician ("Round Midnight")
1924 James Clavell, writer (Shogun)
1924 Ed Wood, writer/ director (Bride of the Monster, Glen or Glenda)
1926 Richard Jaeckel, actor (The Dirty Dozen)
1941 Peter Coyote, actor ("Commander-in-Chief", "The 4400", Femme Fatale, Sphere)(dated also 1942)
1946 Ben Vereen, singer/dancer (Funny Lady, "Webster")
1955 David Lee Roth, singer from Van Halen ("Hot For Teacher", "Jump")
1958 Tanya Tucker, country singer ("Two Sparrows in a Hurricane")
1959 Bradley Whitford, actor (Josh from "The West Wing", Billy Madison)
1961 Jodi Benson, voice actress (Ariel from The Little Mermaid)
1969 Brett Favre, football player
1973 Mario López, Jr., actor (A.C. Slater from "Saved by the Bell")
1974 Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR driver
1978 Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, actress ("Nash Bridges", Halloween H20, She's All That)
1979 Mya, singer/ actress (Shall We Dance, "Lady Marmalade")

Deaths:
1985 Yul Brynner, actor (The King and I)
1985 Orson Welles, actor/ director (Shogun, Treasure Island, Citizen Kane, "The War of the Worlds")
2004 Christopher Reeve, actor (Superman)

Events:
1973 Spiro Agnew resigns as Vice President of the USA.

History Lesson:

Bradley Whitford is married to Jane Kaczmarek. (Lois from "Malcolm in the Middle")

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