Born on May 10th – Vicious, Astaire, Donovan and Bono

by Milos Itic on May 11, 2011

10 people born on this day (May 10th):

  1. Sid Vicious (1957) – English musician best known as the bassist of the influential punk rock group Sex Pistols. In 2006 he was inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Sex Pistols
  2. Donovan (1946) – Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist. Emerging from the British folk scene, he developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelia, and world music. He currently lives with his family in County Cork in Ireland
  3. Fred Astaire (1899) – Born Frederick Austerlitz, was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. His stage and subsequent film career spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films. He was named the fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. He is particularly associated with Ginger Rogers, with whom he made ten films
  4. Paul David Hewson (1960) – Most commonly known by his stage name Bono (pronounced /ˈbɒnoʊ/BON-oh), is an Irish singer, musician, and humanitarian best known for being the main vocalist of the Dublin-based rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his future wife, Ali Hewson, and the future members of U2
  5. David O. Selznick, born David Selznick (1902) – An American film producer. He is best known for producing Gone with the Wind (1939) and Rebecca (1940), both of which earned him an Oscar for Best Picture
  6. Max Steiner (1888) – Austriancomposer of music for theatre productions and films. He later became a naturalized citizen of the United States. Trained by the great classical music composers Brahms and Mahler, he was one of the first composers who primarily wrote music for motion pictures, and as such is often referred to as “the father of film music”
  7. Daniel Edwin “Danny” Carey (1961) – American drummer best known for his work in American Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool. He has also contributed to albums by artists such as ZAUM, Green Jellÿ, Pigface, Skinny Puppy, Adrian Belew of King Crimson, Carole King, Collide, The Wild Blue Yonder, Lusk, and the Melvins
  8. Mark David Chapman (1955) – American prison inmate who murdered former Beatles member John Lennon on December 8, 1980. He committed the crime as Lennon and Yoko Ono were outside of The Dakota apartment building in New York City. Chapman aimed five shots at Lennon, hitting him four times in his back. He remained at the scene until the police arrested him, and pleaded guilty to the crime. He was sentenced to a prison term of twenty years to life, and is currently imprisoned at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York, having been denied parole six times
  9. Jean Becker (1938) – French film director, screenwriter and actor. He is son of the director Jacques Becker
  10. Benito Pérez Galdós (1843) – Spanish realist novelist

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