This was 283rd day of the year and 82 days remained in the year.

October 10 Birthdays

James Clavell
1924–1994, (Charles Edmund DuMaresq de Clavelle), screenwriter, director, producer, novelist born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Jean-Antoine Watteau
painter (1684)

Henry Cavendish
physicist and chemist (1731)

Benjamin West
painter (1738)

Giuseppe Verdi
composer of opera (1813)

Robert Gould Shaw
soldier, Civil War figure (1837)

Helen Hayes
actress (1900)

Alberto Giacometti
sculptor (1901)

R. K. Narayan
novelist (1906)

Thelonious Monk
jazz pianist (1917)

Harold Pinter
dramatist (1930)

Ben Vereen
actor, dancer (1946)

Amanda Burton
actor (1956)

Tanya Tucker
country singer (1958)

Brett Favre
football player (1969)

Dale Earnhardt Jr.
auto racer (1974)

singer, actor (1979)

October 10 in History


The U.S. Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, Md.


The tuxedo dinner jacket made its debut at a ball in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.


Sun Yat-sen's revolutionaries overthrew the Manchu dynasty in China.


George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess debuted on Broadway.


Chiang Kai-shek took the oath of office as president of China.


Fiji gained its independence from Great Britain.


Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with tax evasion.


Actor and director Orson Welles died in Hollywood at age 70.


California representative Nancy Pelosi became minority whip.


The US Congress gave President Bush authorization to use military force against Iraq.

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