Died On May 10th

Discover the most famous people who died on May 10. The list includes people like John Wayne Gacy, Joan Crawford, Paul Revere, Henry Morton Stanley, Roque Dalton. Famous personalities featured on this list, include lawyers, military leaders, explorers and actors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom and many more countries.
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 1 
Carroll Shelby
(Automotive Designer & Racing Driver)
Carroll Shelby
24
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 11, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leesburg, Texas, United States
Died: 2012

An automobile designer known for his involvement with the AC Shelby Cobra and Ford Mustang, Carroll Shelby was also a well-known racing driver, and a successful entrepreneur, who established Shelby American after a heart ailment put an end to his racing career.  Meanwhile, he also ran a a high-performance driving school and published a memoir entitled The Carroll Shelby Story.

 2 
Shel Silverstein
58
Birthdate: September 25, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1999

Shel Silverstein was an American writer, playwright, songwriter, and cartoonist. Renowned for his children's books, songs, and cartoons, Silverstein's works have been translated into over 30 languages. The recipient of many prestigious awards, such as Grammy Awards, Shel Silverstein was posthumously inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.

 3 
Paul Revere
(American Military Officer & Silversmith Who Warned Boston-Area Residents that the British Were Coming During His Midnight Ride)
Paul Revere
40
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1735
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1818
Paul Revere was a silversmith from Boston and a Patriot in the American Revolution who is remembered for alerting his fellow Patriots, during a midnight ride, about the approaching British forces prior to the battles of Lexington and Concord. He remains immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem Paul Revere's Ride.
 4 
Joan Crawford
(One of the Most Influential Actresses of the 20th Century)
Joan Crawford
32
Birthdate: March 23, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Died: 1977
Oscar-winning actor Joan Crawford’s journey from being a dancer and chorus girl to being named AFI’s tenth-greatest female Classic Hollywood stars is inspirational. She mostly played the quintessential “damsel in distress” who finds love, in her movies. She had five adopted kids and became a recluse in her later years.
 5 
Andres Bonifacio
(Filipino Revolutionary)
Andres Bonifacio
21
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 30, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tondo
Died: 1897
Andrés Bonifacio, or the “Father of the Philippine Revolution,” established the Katipunan, the Philippine independence movement against the Spanish colonial reign. He also worked with La Liga Filipina. He is considered the first president of the Philippines though he was never officially the president. He was eventually executed for treason. 
 6 
Louis XV of France
(Former King of France (1715 - 1774))
Louis XV of France
8
Birthdate: February 15, 1710
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Died: 1774
After losing his parents and his brother to measles, Louis XV became the king of France at the tender age of 5. Known for his extravagances and his reliance on his mistresses, Louis XV was disliked by most. His reign also witnessed judicial reforms and the Seven Years’ War.
 7 
Katsushika Hokusai
10
Birthdate: October 31, 1760
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edo, Tokyo, Japan
Died: 1849

Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese printmaker, ukiyo-e painter, and artist of the Edo period. He is best known as the creator of the monumental Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, a series of landscape prints, which includes the iconic print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa. He is credited with transforming the ukiyo-e art form to include a much broader style of art.

 8 
Susan Oliver
(American Actress and Aviator)
Susan Oliver
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 13, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1990

Susan Oliver was an American actress, aviator, and television director. She achieved popularity after appearing in popular TV series like Star Trek. Susan Oliver also achieved fame as an aviator; in 1967, she became only the fourth woman to fly a single-engined airplane solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

 9 
Stonewall Jackson
(One of the Best-Known Confederate Commanders During the American Civil War)
Stonewall Jackson
57
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 21, 1824
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States
Died: 1863

Stonewall Jackson was a commander of the Confederate States Army. He played a major role as a Confederate general in the American Civil War, winning several significant battles in the Eastern Theater of the war. Considered one of the most tactically sound commanders in the history of the US, Jackson was idolized by George Patton, Chesty Puller, and Alexander Vandegrift.

 10 
Henry Morton Stanley
(Welsh-American Explorer Who Was Famous for His Exploration of Central Africa and His Search for Missionary David Livingstone)
Henry Morton Stanley
3
Birthdate: January 28, 1841
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: 1904

Henry Morton Stanley was a Welsh-American explorer, journalist, colonial administrator, soldier, politician, and author. He is remembered for his exploration of central Africa and his search for the source of the River Nile. Stanley received an honorary title of knighthood in 1899. His life and career inspired the 1939 movie Stanley and Livingstone, where Stanley was played by Spencer Tracy.

 11 
Betty Wright
(R&B and Soul Singer Known for Singles: ‘Tonight Is the Night’ and ‘Clean up Woman')
Betty Wright
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Died: 2020

Bessie Regina Norris, better known as Betty Wright, ruled the American gospel, R&B, and soul scene for 6 decades. The Grammy-winning artist joined her family gospel group at age 2, gained fame with the track Clean Up Woman at 17, and had her own record label by the 1980s.

 12 
Frank Frazetta
(Renowned Illustrator of the 20th Century Popularly Known as the 'Godfather of Fantasy Art')
Frank Frazetta
2
Birthdate: February 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2010

Frank Frazetta was an American science fiction and fantasy artist remembered for his work on comic books, LP record album covers, paperback book covers, posters, and paintings among other media. Nicknamed the Godfather of fantasy art, Frazetta is also considered one of the 20th century's best-known illustrators. He was honored at the World Fantasy Convention with a Life Achievement Award. 

 13 
Craig Stevens
(Actor)
Craig Stevens
2
Birthdate: July 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Liberty, Missouri, United States
Died: 2000
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 14 
Thomas Young
(Physician)
Thomas Young
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 13, 1773
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milverton
Died: 1829

Often referred as The Last Man Who Knew Everything, British polymath Thomas Young made significant contributions to a wide range of subjects like vision, light, energy, musical harmony etc. Especially famous for Wave Theory of Light, he also made significant contribution in deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Young-Helmholtz theory, Young temperament and Young's Modulus carry his legacy to these days.

 15 
Caroline Matilda of Great Britain
(Princess)
Caroline Matilda of Great Britain
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 22, 1751
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1775
 16 
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jammu, India
Died: 2022
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 17 
Roque Dalton
(Salvadoran Poet, Essayist, Journalist and Communist Activist)
Roque Dalton
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 14, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Salvador, El Salvador
Died: 1975
An illegitimate son of a Salvadoran nurse and an American businessman, poet Roque Dalton, best known for works such as El mar, Los testimonios, was also a famed leftist figure of the 20th century. He was eventually killed by people who didn’t agree with his political views.
 18 
Mac Mohan
(Actor)
Mac Mohan
1
Birthdate: April 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
Died: 2010
 19 
George Vancouver
(Explorer, Officer)
George Vancouver
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 22, 1757
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: King's Lynn
Died: 1798

English navigator and Royal Navy officer George Vancouver was the first to explore the Pacific coast of North America. His explored territories included the Canada’s British Columbia, the US’s Alaska, and Australia’s southwest coast. His 3-volume treatise on his journeys, with a collection of maps, was published posthumously.

 20 
Woody Shaw
(Trumpeter, Composer)
Woody Shaw
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States
Died: 1989
 21 
Mark Lane
(politician, lawyer, writer)
Mark Lane
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: The Bronx
Died: 2016
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Nicolas Fatio de Duillier
(Swiss Mathematician and Astronomer)
Nicolas Fatio de Duillier
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 26, 1664
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: 1753

A close associate of Isaac Newton, Swiss mathematician Nicolas Fatio de Duillier, was, according to many, the reason for Newton’s nervous breakdown after they fell apart. He is best remembered for co-discovering the phenomenon of zodiacal light and for inventing the shadow theory of gravitation.

 23 
Walker Percy
(Writer, Novelist, Philosopher)
Walker Percy
1
Listed In:
Birthdate: May 28, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: 1990
 24 
Élisabeth of France
(Princess)
Élisabeth of France
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 3, 1764
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, France
Died: 1794
 25 
Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin
(Novelist)
Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 27, 1826
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Spas-Ugol, Russia
Died: 1889
 26 
Gene Lipscomb
(American football player)
Gene Lipscomb
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 1963
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 27 
Mikhail Larionov
(Painter Known for Pioneering the First Approach to Abstract Russian Art)
Mikhail Larionov
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Birthdate: June 3, 1881
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tiraspol, Moldova
Died: 1964

Russian avant-garde artist and stage designer Mikhail Larionov is best known as a co-founder of the Rayonist movement, which he established along with his wife and collaborator Natalya Goncharova. He also introduced abstraction in painting and spent his later life in France, obtaining a French citizenship.

 28 
Katherine Swynford
(Duchess)
Katherine Swynford
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Birthdate: November 25, 1350
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hainaut, Belgium
Died: 1403
 29 
Leyla Gencer
(Operatic Soprano)
Leyla Gencer
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Polonez, Turkey
Died: 2008
 30 
Tommy Burns
(Canadian Professional Boxer)
Tommy Burns
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1881
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Died: 1955
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 31 
Emperor Nakamikado
(Emperor of Japan)
Emperor Nakamikado
1
Birthdate: January 14, 1702
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Died: 1737
 32 
Jeanne Coyne
(Actor, Choreographer, Dancer, Stage actor)
Jeanne Coyne
2
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: February 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pittsburgh
Died: 1973
 33 
Mieszko II Lambert
(King)
Mieszko II Lambert
0
Birthdate: 0990 AD
Died: 1034
 34 
Marie Louise Gonzaga
(Queen)
Marie Louise Gonzaga
0
Birthdate: August 18, 1611
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nevers, France
Died: 1667
 35 
Jacques Mallet du Pan
(Journalist)
Jacques Mallet du Pan
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Birthdate: November 5, 1749
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Céligny, Switzerland
Died: 1800
 36 
Peter Weiss
(German-Born Swedish Author, Painter, and Filmmaker)
Peter Weiss
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 8, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nowawes, Brandenburg, Germany
Died: 1982

German-born novelist and playwright Peter Weiss was forced to move to England, Switzerland, and Czechoslovakia, to avoid Nazi persecution, and eventually moved to Sweden and took up Swedish citizenship. Initially a painter and photographer, he later turned to filmmaking. His best-known works include the play The Investigation and the novel The Aesthetics of Resistance.

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Leonard Michaels
(Author)
Leonard Michaels
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 2, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 2003
 38 
Alexandru Marghiloman
(Statesman)
Alexandru Marghiloman
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 4, 1854
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buzău, Romania
Died: 1925
 39 
Leonhart Fuchs
(German Physician and Botanist)
Leonhart Fuchs
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 17, 1501
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wemding, Germany
Died: 1566

Sixteenth-century German physician and botanist Leonhart Fuchs is best known for his extensive research on the medicinal properties of plants and herbs. His work Historia Stirpium is an invaluable treatise on the history of plants. The plant Fuchsia found in the Caribbean was named in his honor.

 40 
Chris Burden
(American Artist Who Became Known in the 1970s for His Performance Art Works)
Chris Burden
2
Birthdate: April 11, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2015
 41 
Lorenzo Bandini
(Italian Formula One Driver Who Raced for the Scuderia Centro Sud and Ferrari Teams)
Lorenzo Bandini
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Al Marj, Libya
Died: 1967

Formula One racer Lorenzo Bandini had started his career as an apprentice mechanic at 15, after his father’s death, and gradually began racing motorcycles and then moved on to cars. He sustained deadly injuries at a horrific car crash during the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix, and died three days later.

 42 
Hashim Jalilul Alam Aqamaddin
(Politician)
Hashim Jalilul Alam Aqamaddin
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 21, 1825
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sultan Lama, Brunei Town, Brunei
Died: 1906
 43 
Horst Faas
(German Photo-Journalist Best Known for His Images of the Vietnam War)
Horst Faas
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: April 28, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 2012

Horst Faas was a German photo-journalist remembered for capturing pictures of the Vietnam War. Faas was honored with the Pulitzer Prize for Photography twice. He also worked as a picture editor, playing a key role in the publication of two of the most controversial pictures: Saigon Execution and Napalm Girl. Faas was the recipient of the Robert Capa Gold Medal.

 44 
Alexander Zinoviev
(Philosopher, Sociologist, Writer)
Alexander Zinoviev
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 29, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chukhlomsky District, Russia
Died: 2006

Formerly the head of Logic Department of Moscow University, Soviet philosopher Alexander Zinoviev first came to limelight with his 1960 publication, Philosophical Problems of Many-Valued Logic, and later for his satirical novel, The Yawning Heights. Exiled from his country in 1978, he lived in Munich until his return to Russia in 1999, meanwhile producing numerous seminal fictional and nonfictional works.  

 45 
Stanislao Cannizzaro
(Italian Chemist)
Stanislao Cannizzaro
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 13, 1826
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: 1910
 46 
Sylvia Syms
(Singer)
Sylvia Syms
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 2, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 1992
 47 
John of Ávila
(Spanish Priest and Preacher)
John of Ávila
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 6, 1499
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Almodóvar del Campo, Spain
Died: 1569

John of Ávila, or the Apostle of Andalusia, was a prominent Spanish priest and preacher. Though he was supposed to be sent for missionary work to North America, he later stayed back in Spain, persuaded by the archbishop of Seville. He also wrote religious treatises such as Audi filia.

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Max Sick
(German Gymnast and Strongman)
Max Sick
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bregenz, Austria
Died: 1961

Max Sick was a German gymnast and strongman. He is credited with co-developing the Maxalding system of bodybuilding along with Monte Saldo. Unusually weak during his childhood, Sick became determined to excel in bodybuilding and created his own regimen of exercise and made his own weights at the age of 10. He achieved his dream when he became a strongman. 

 49 
Rosemarie Said Zahlan
(Historian)
Rosemarie Said Zahlan
0
Birthdate: August 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: 2006
 50 
Corey La Barrie
(Australian YouTube Star)
Corey La Barrie
1
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: May 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: 2020

Corey La Barrie was an Australian-American social media star whose YouTube channel had gained prominence right before his untimely death at the age of 25. La Barrie died in a car crash while celebrating his birthday with celebrity tattoo artist Daniel Silva. While Silva escaped with injuries, Corey La Barrie succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.