Alexander the Great "I am dying, with the help of many doctors."

Alexander the Great
(07/20/0356 – 06/10/0323 BC)
Greek military leader
Hattie McDaniel "Always remember this: There are only eighteen inches between a pat on the back and a kick in the rump."

Hattie McDaniel
(06/10/1893 – 10/26/1952)
US actor ("Gone with the Wind")
"It won't be long before we'll be writing together again. I just hope they have a decent piano up there."

Frederick Loewe
(06/10/1901 – 02/14/1988)
Austrian composer ("Gigi") , on songwriting partner Alan Jay Lerner's death
"If you have accomplished all that you have planned for yourself, you have not planned enough."

Dr. Edward Everett Hale
(04/03/1822 – 06/10/1909)
US religious leader ("The Man Without a Country")
Chester Arthur Burnett "I couldn't do no yodelin', so I turned to howlin'. And it's done me just fine."

Howlin' Wolf
(06/10/1910 – 01/10/1976)
US singer, guitarist ("Smokestack Lightning")
"All those great swans chasing that absurd young man!"

Sir Terence Rattigan
(06/10/1911 – 11/30/1977)
English writer ("The Winslow Boy") , on ballet
Solomon Bellows "She was what we used to call a suicide blonde—dyed by her own hand."

Saul Bellow
(06/10/1915 – 04/05/2005)
Canadian writer ("Humboldt's Gift")
Prince Philip "I declare this thing open, whatever it is."

Prince Philip
(06/10/1921 – 04/09/2021)
British Royal Family , opening the Vancouver City Hall
(was married to Queen Elizabeth II, father with her of Prince Charles)
Frances Ethel Gumm "I was born at the age of twelve on a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot."

Judy Garland
(06/10/1922 – 06/22/1969)
US singer, actor ("The Wizard of Oz")
(was married to Vincente Minnelli; mother with him of Liza Minnelli)
Nat Hentoff "Americans have only the dimmest notion of what their constitutional freedoms are—and what it took to get them... [and] the willingness to surrender what we're supposed to be fighting for is a recurring part of our history."

Nat Hentoff
(06/10/1925 – 01/07/2017)
US historian, critic ("Our Children Are Dying")
Maurice Sendak "There must be more to life than having everything."

Maurice Sendak
(06/10/1928 – 05/08/2012)
US writer, illustrator ("Where the Wild Things Are")
"I will be brief. Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the world's shortest speech. He said 'I will be so brief I have already finished,' and he sat down."

Edward O. Wilson
(06/10/1929 – )
US scientist, writer ("The Social Conquest of Earth")
Frederick Delius "There is only one real happiness in life, and that is the happiness of creating."

Frederick Delius
(01/29/1862 – 06/10/1934)
English composer ("A Village Romeo and Juliet")
Francis Lee Bailey "I get paid for seeing that my clients have every break the law allows. I have knowingly defended a number of guilty men. But the guilty never escape unscathed. My fees are sufficient punishment for anyone."

F. Lee Bailey
(06/10/1933 – 06/03/2021)
US lawyer
(died near his birthday)
"Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences."

Marcus Garvey
(08/17/1887 – 06/10/1940)
Jamaican organizer
Jeff Greenfield "These people have served a longer sentence than some people who have committed murder."

Jeff Greenfield
(06/10/1943 – )
US journalist ("The People's Choice: A Cautionary Tale") , on the O. J. Simpson jury
Jack Johnson "For every point I'm given, I'll have earned two, because I'm a Negro."

Jack Johnson
(03/31/1878 – 06/10/1946)
US boxer
John Edwards "I'd say if you live in the United States of America and you vote for George Bush, you've lost your mind."

John Edwards
(06/10/1953 – )
US Senator (NC), vice presidential (2004) and presidential (2008) candidate
Kim Deal "We look like K-Mart rock 'n rollers, you know, the discount clothes stores where all the hicks go."

Kim Deal
(06/10/1961 – )
US singer, songwriter (Pixies, Breeders, Amps) ("Last Splash")
Gina Gershon "Lately, I've been a little sad that I'm not a gay man."

Gina Gershon
(06/10/1962 – )
US actor ("Bound")
Jimmy Chamberlin "If you put the right things out there the right things will happen."

Jimmy Chamberlin
(06/10/1964 – )
US drummer (Smashing Pumpkins, Zwan)
Elizabeth Hurley "A bit of lusting after someone does wonders for you and is good for your skin."

Elizabeth Hurley
(06/10/1965 – )
English model, actor ("Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery")
(LTR with Hugh Grant)
Spencer Tracy "Come to work on time, know your lines, and don't bump into the furniture."

Spencer Tracy
(04/05/1900 – 06/10/1967)
US actor ("Boys Town") , advice
(relationship with Katharine Hepburn)
"One never realizes how much and how little he knows until he starts talking."

Louis L'Amour
(03/22/1908 – 06/10/1988)
US writer ("The Tall Stranger")
"The history of arithmetic and algebra illustrates one of the striking and curious features of the history of mathematics. Ideas that seem remarkably simple once explained were thousands of years in the making."

Morris Kline
(05/01/1908 – 06/10/1992)
US mathematician ("Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty")
Les Dawson "I used to sell furniture for a living. The trouble was, it was my own."

Les Dawson
(02/02/1931 – 06/10/1993)
English comic ("A Clown Too Many")
"Opening games make me nervous. To tell the truth, I'd rather open with our second game."

John McKay
(07/05/1923 – 06/10/2001)
US football coach
Ray Charles Robinson "I never wanted to be famous; I only wanted to be great."

Ray Charles
(09/23/1930 – 06/10/2004)
US R'n'B and jazz singer, songwriter, and pianist ("Georgia on My Mind")