1684 – Antoine Watteau the French painter was born on the 10th October 1684 (d. 1721).
1731 – Henry Cavendish the British scientist was born on the 10th October 1731(d. 1810).
1889 – Han van Meegeren the Dutch painter, portraitist and art forger was born on the 10th October 1889 (d. 1947).
1917 – Thelonious Monk the American jazz pianist was born on the 10th October 1917 (d. 1982).
1940 – Winston Spencer-Churchill the British politician was born on the 10th October 1940 (d. 2010).
1959 – Kirsty MacColl the English singer was born on the 10th October 1959 (d. 2000).
1964 – The 1964 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, was broadcast live in the 1st Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary communication satellite on the 10th October 1964.
1967 – The Outer Space Treaty signed by more than 60 nations, came into force on the 10th October 1967.
1970 – Fiji became independent on the 10th October 1970.
1991 ~ Gabriella Cilmi the Australian singer was born in Dandenong, Australia, on the 10th October 1991. Gabriella’s number 1 hit song in 2008 “Sweet About Me” made her the youngest Australian artist to reach the top of the charts, when she was 17 years old. Gabriella Cilmi “Sweet About Me” Vevo video has had over 35 million views on YouTube…
1992 ~ Gabrielle Aplin the English singer & songwriter was born on the 10th October 1992.
Today in History for October 10th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…