Composer Giuseppe Verdi Is Born. Read His Bio

October 10
On This Day: October 10

Giuseppe Verdi
Born: c. October 10, 1813
Died: January 27, 1901
Age: 87 years old
Birthplace: Busseto, Italy
Occupation: Composer

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Thelonious Monk
Born: October 10, 1917
Died: February 17, 1982
Age: 64 years old
Birthplace: Rocky Mount, NC, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Pianist, Singer
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Frederick Douglass Patterson
Born: October 10, 1901
Died: April 26, 1988

Age: 86 years old

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Occupation: Educator
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Harold Pinter
Born: October 10, 1930
Died: December 24, 2008
Age: 78 years old
Birthplace: London, England
Occupation: Activist, Playwright, Poet
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Orson Welles
Died: October 10, 1985
Age: 70 years old
Place: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Director
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Christopher Reeve
Died: October 10, 2004
Age: 52 years old
Place: Mount Kisco, NY, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
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Yul Brynner
Died: October 10, 1985
Age: 65 years old
Place: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
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