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Notable Birthdays for October 10

Those born on this date include:

- English chemist-physicist Henry Cavendish, discoverer of hydrogen, in 1731
- Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1813
- Actor Helen Hayes in 1900
- Jazz musician Thelonious Monk in 1917
- Writer James Clavell and filmmaker Ed Wood, both in 1924
- British playwright and Nobel laureate Harold Pinter in 1930
- Actor Peter Coyote in 1941 (age 71)
- Singer John Prine and entertainer Ben Vereen, both in 1946 (age 66)
- Actor Jessica Harper in 1949 (age 63)
- Writer Nora Roberts in 1950 (age 62)
- Rocker David Lee Roth in 1954 (age 58)
- Country singer Tanya Tucker in 1958 (age 54)
- Actor Bradley Whitford in 1959 (age 53)
- Slain journalist Daniel Pearl in 1963
- Football star Brett Favre in 1969 (age 43)
- Actor Mario Lopez in 1973 (age 39)
- Race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 1974 (age 38).

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