List of Famous people who born in 1910

Mother Teresa

First Name Mother
Last Name Teresa
Born on August 26, 1910
Died on September 5, 1997 (aged 87)
Born in North Macedonia

Mother Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu, honoured in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was born in Skopje, then part of the Kosovo Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire. After living in Skopje for eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived for most of her life.

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Maurice Papon

First Name Maurice
Last Name Papon
Born on September 3, 1910
Died on February 17, 2007 (aged 96)

Maurice Papon was a French civil servant who led the police in major prefectures from the 1930s to the 1960s, before he became a Gaullist politician. When he was secretary general for the police in Bordeaux during World War II, he participated in the deportation of more than 1600 Jews. He is also known for his activities in the Algerian War (1954–1962), during which he tortured insurgent prisoners as prefect of the Constantinois department, and ordered, as prefect of the Paris police, the severe repression of a pro-National Liberation Front (FLN) demonstration against a curfew that he had "advised."

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David Niven

David Graham Niven
First Name David
Last Name Niven
Born on March 1, 1910
Died on July 29, 1983 (aged 73)
Height 181 cm | 5'11

James David Graham Niven was an English actor, memoirist and novelist. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Major Pollock in Separate Tables (1958). Other noted roles included Squadron Leader Peter Carter in A Matter of Life and Death, Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days, Sir Charles Lytton in The Pink Panther and James Bond in Casino Royale (1967).

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Sandra Ravel

Alessandra Winkelhauser Ratti
First Name Sandra
Last Name Ravel
Born on January 16, 1910
Died on August 13, 1954 (aged 44)
Born in Italy, Lombardy

Sandra Ravel was an Italian film actress of the 1930s.

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Nathuram Godse

First Name Nathuram
Born on May 19, 1910
Died on November 15, 1949 (aged 39)
Born in India

Nathuram Vinayak Godse was the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, who shot Gandhi in the chest three times at point blank range in New Delhi on 30 January 1948. Godse, a Hindu nationalist from Pune, who believed Gandhi to have favoured the political demands of India's Muslims during the partition of India, plotted the assassination with Narayan Apte and six others. After a trial that lasted over a year, Godse was sentenced to death on 8 November 1949. Although pleas for commutation were made by Gandhi's two sons, Manilal Gandhi and Ramdas Gandhi, they were turned down by India's prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, deputy prime minister Vallabhbhai Patel, and the Governor-General C. Rajagopalachari. Godse was hanged in the Ambala Central Jail on 15 November 1949.

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Ruthie Tompson

Ruth Irene Tompson
First Name Ruthie
Born on July 22, 1910
Died on October 10, 2021 (aged 111)

Ruthie Tompson is an American camera technician and artist. She is known for her work on animated features at The Walt Disney Company.

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Richard Halsey Best

First Name Richard
Last Name Best
Born on March 24, 1910
Died on October 28, 2001 (aged 91)

Richard Halsey Best was a dive bomber pilot and squadron commander in the United States Navy during World War II. Stationed on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, Best led his dive bomber squadron at the 1942 Battle of Midway, sinking two Japanese aircraft carriers in one day, before being medically retired that same year due to damage to his lungs caused by breathing bad oxygen during the battle.

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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

First Name Subrahmanyan
Born on October 19, 1910
Died on August 21, 1995 (aged 84)
Born in Pakistan, Punjab

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was an Indian-American astrophysicist who spent his professional life in the United States. He was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics with William A. Fowler for "...theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars". His mathematical treatment of stellar evolution yielded many of the current theoretical models of the later evolutionary stages of massive stars and black holes. The Chandrasekhar limit is named after him.

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Johan Ferrier

First Name Johan
Born on May 12, 1910
Died on January 4, 2010 (aged 99)

Johan Henri Eliza Ferrier was a Surinamese politician who served as the 1st President of Suriname from 25 November 1975 to 13 August 1980. He was that country's last governor before independence, from 1968 to 1975, and first president after it gained independence from the Netherlands.

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Tyrus Wong

First Name Tyrus
Born on October 25, 1910
Died on December 30, 2016 (aged 106)

Tyrus Wong was a Chinese-born American artist. He was a painter, animator, calligrapher, muralist, ceramicist, lithographer and kite maker, as well as a set designer and storyboard artist. One of the most-influential and celebrated Asian-American artists of the 20th century, Wong was also a film production illustrator, who worked for Disney and Warner Brothers. He was a muralist for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), as well as a greeting card artist for Hallmark Cards. Most notably, he was the lead production illustrator on Disney's 1942 film Bambi, taking inspiration from Song dynasty art. He also served in the art department of many films, either as a set designer or storyboard artist, such as Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Around the World in 80 Days (1956), Rio Bravo (1959), The Music Man (1962), PT 109 (1963), The Great Race (1965), The Green Berets (1968), and The Wild Bunch (1969), among others.

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Gerda Taro

Gerta Pohorylle
First Name Gerda
Born on August 1, 1910
Died on July 26, 1937 (aged 26)

Gerta Pohorylle, known professionally as Gerda Taro, was a German Jewish war photographer active during the Spanish Civil War. She is regarded as the first woman photojournalist to have died while covering the frontline in a war.

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Raymond Robinson

First Name Raymond
Last Name Robinson
Born on October 29, 1910
Died on June 11, 1985 (aged 74)

Raymond Robinson was a severely disfigured man whose years of nighttime walks made him into a figure of urban legend in western Pennsylvania. Robinson was so badly injured in a childhood electrical accident that he could not go out in public without fear of creating a panic, so he went for long walks at night. Local tourists would drive along his road in hopes of meeting The Green Man or Charlie No-Face. They passed on tales about him to their children and grandchildren, and people raised on these tales are sometimes surprised to discover that he was a real person who was liked by his family and neighbors.

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Erich Gimpel

First Name Erich
Last Name Gimpel
Born on March 25, 1910
Died on September 3, 2010 (aged 100)

Erich Gimpel was a German spy during World War II. Together with William Colepaugh, he took part in Operation Elster ("Magpie") an espionage mission to the United States in 1944, but was subsequently captured by the FBI in New York City.

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Chiang Ching-kuo

First Name Chiang
Last Name Ching-kuo
Born on April 27, 1910
Died on January 13, 1988 (aged 77)

Chiang Ching-kuo was a Chinese-Taiwanese politician. The eldest and only biological son of former president Chiang Kai-shek, he held numerous posts in the government of the Republic of China. He served as Premier of the Republic of China between 1972 and 1978, and was the President of the Republic of China from 1978 until his death in 1988.

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Jacques Cousteau

First Name Jacques
Last Name Cousteau
Born on June 11, 1910
Died on June 25, 1997 (aged 87)

Jacques-Yves Cousteau, was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie Française.

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August Landmesser

First Name August
Last Name Landmesser
Born on May 24, 1910
Died on October 17, 1944 (aged 34)

August Landmesser was a worker at the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. He became known as the possible identity of a man appearing in a 1936 photograph, conspicuously refusing to perform the Nazi salute with the other workers. Landmesser had run afoul of the Nazi Party over his unlawful relationship with Irma Eckler, a Jewish woman. Later, he was imprisoned and eventually, he was drafted into penal military service, where he was killed in action.

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Paul-Werner Hoppe

First Name Paul-Werner
Born on February 28, 1910
Died on July 15, 1974 (aged 64)
Born in Germany

Paul-Werner Hoppe was an SS-Obersturmbannführer and was the commandant of Stutthof concentration camp from September 1942 until April 1945.

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Dorothy Vaughan

First Name Dorothy
Last Name Vaughan
Born on September 20, 1910
Died on November 10, 2008 (aged 98)

Dorothy Johnson Vaughan was an American mathematician and human computer who worked for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), and NASA, at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. In 1949, she became acting supervisor of the West Area Computers, the first African-American woman to supervise a group of staff at the center.

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Tancredo Neves

First Name Tancredo
Born on March 4, 1910
Died on April 21, 1985 (aged 75)
Born in Brazil, Minas Gerais

Tancredo de Almeida Neves SFO was a Brazilian politician, lawyer, and entrepreneur. He served as Minister of Justice and Interior Affairs from 1953 to 1954, Prime Minister from 1961 to 1962, Minister of Finance in 1962, and as Governor of Minas Gerais from 1983 to 1984. He was elected President of Brazil in 1985, but died before he took office.

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Ivo Herenčić

First Name Ivo
Last Name Herenčić
Born on February 28, 1910
Died on December 8, 1978 (aged 68)

Ivan "Ivo" Herenčić was a general in the armed forces of the Independent State of Croatia, a fascist puppet state, where he commanded a battalion of Ustaše Militia that committed many war crimes and atrocities on civilians in the NDH. Born in Bjelovar in Austria-Hungary, he completed secondary and tertiary education in Zagreb and Sarajevo in what was by then the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. In 1933, he left Yugoslavia to join the fascist and ultranationalist Croatian Ustaše movement in Italy. Late that year, Herenčić participated in an unsuccessful assassination attempt on the King of Yugoslavia, Alexander.

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