Famous Birthdays on August 11

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  • 1467 Mary of York, English princess (d. 1482)
  • 1600 Paul Hallman, composer
  • 1613 Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer
  • 1635 Thomas Betterton, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus), born in London, England
  • 1667 Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743)
  • 1673 Richard Mead, physician, born in London, England
  • 1718 Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791)
  • 1720 Martin Gerbert, composer
  • 1722 Richard Brocklesby, English physician (d. 1797)
  • 1737 Joseph Nollekins, sculptor, born in London, England
  • 1744 Johann Gottlieb Schwencke, composer
  • 1748 Joseph Schuster, composer
  • 1772 Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount/general
  • 1778 Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, founder of turnverein (gymnastics) movement
  • 1794 James Barton Longacre, American engraver (d. 1869)
  • 1799 Joachim de Barrande, French paleontologist/geologist
  • 1805 Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, Dutch judge/member of parliament
  • 1807 David R Atchison, President of USA on March 3rd 1849
  • 1811 Judah P Benjamin, US lawyer/minister of Confederacy navy [or Aug 6]
  • 1823 Charlotte Mary Yonge, England, writer (Heir of Redclyffe)
  • 1828 Edward Saloman, Gov (Union), (d. 1909)
  • 1832 Thomas Ogden Osbord, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1833 Robert Green Ingersoll, NY, author/politician/agnostic (Att Gen-R-Ill)
  • 1833 Kido Takayoshi, Japanese politician (d. 1877)
  • 1836 Cato M Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician
  • 1836 Warren Brown, American politician (d. 1919)
  • 1837 Marie Francois Carnot, engineer/French pres (1887-94); assassinated
  • 1855 John Hodges, Australian cricketer (d. 1933)

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1858 Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1929), born in Nijkerk, Netherlands (d. 1930)

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman
  • 1860 Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson etats de Normandie)
  • 1862 Carrie Jacobs Bond, Janesville Wisc, songwriter (I Love You Truly)
  • 1863 Arpad Szendy, composer
  • 1867 Hobart Bosworth, Marietta OH, actor (Woman of Affairs, Big Parade)
  • 1867 Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields)
  • 1870 Tom Richardson, legendary England cricket fast bowler (1893-98)
  • 1870 Walter Bowman, Canadian soccer player (d. ?)
  • 1872 Shidehara Kijuro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1951)
  • 1873 John Rosamond Johnson, Fla, co-composer (Lift Every Voice & Sing)
  • 1877 Adolph M. Christianson, justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court (d. 1954)
  • 1880 Frederick Jerome Work, composer
  • 1882 Rodolfo Graziani, Italian Marshal, fascist and Viceroy of Italian East Africa, born in Filettino, Italy (d. 1955)
  • 1883 Ernst Stadler, German poet (Der Aufbruch), born in Colmar, Alsace-Lorraine (d. 1914)
  • 1888 Owen Nares, actor-manager (Maiden Erleigh)
  • 1890 Erich Wichman, Dutch fascist painter/sculptor
  • 1892 Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve), Scotland, poet (Scots Unbound)
  • 1892 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general
  • 1892 Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (d. 1962)
  • 1892 Archie Wiles, West Indian cricketer (d. 1957)
  • 1894 Wilhelm Grosz, composer
  • 1897 Louise Bogan, Maine, writer (Sleeping Fury)
  • 1897 Enid Blyton, children's writer and fifth most popular author in the world (Famous Five, Secret Seven, The Adventure)
  • 1898 Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, politician/trade unionist
  • 1900 Alexander Mosolov, Kiev Russia, composer (Zavod) [NS]
  • 1900 Charles William Paddock, Texas, American athlete and 100m record breaker (Olympic-2 gold-1920) (d. 1943)
  • 1900 Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (d. 1994)
  • 1902 Christian Castries, French general (Dien Bien Phu)
  • 1902 Lloyd Nolan, actor (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Peyton Place), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1902 Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (d. 1986)
  • 1903 Michael Whalley Wickham, artist
  • 1904 Jess Stacy, jazz pianist, born in Bird's Point, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1905 Erwin Chargaff, Austrian biochemist (d. 2002)
  • 1907 Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (Australian Test player)
  • 1909 Gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer
  • 1909 Hugo Buchthal, art historian
  • 1909 Jean Lancaster, director (WRNS)
  • 1910 Denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour)
  • 1911 Alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis)
  • 1911 Benny Lee, entertainer
  • 1911 Henry Kulky, Hastings-on-Hudson NY, actor (Otto-Life of Riley)
  • 1911 Prem Bhatia, journalist
  • 1911 Ronald Batty, bookseller
  • 1911 Thanom Kittikachorn, general/premier Thailand (1958..73)
  • 1912 Jean Parker, Butte Mont, actress (Beyond Tomorrow, Little Women)
  • 1912 Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (d. 1954)
  • 1913 Angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955)
  • 1913 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (d. 1976)
  • 1913 Bob Scheffing, American professional baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
  • 1914 José Silva, American parapsychologist (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Kunio Toda, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 2003)
  • 1916 Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (d. 1956)
  • 1917 Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible)
  • 1919 Ginette Neveu, French violinist (d. 1949)
  • 1920 Derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U)
  • 1920 William Masselos, Niagara Falls NY, pianist/prof (Juilliard 1976)

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1921 Alex Haley, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • 1923 Stan Chambers, American television reporter
  • 1924 Arlene Dahl, American actress and TV panelist (Ambush), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1925 Carl Rowan, gun-toting newspaper columnist (Wash Post)
  • 1925 Mike Douglas, talk show host (Mike Douglas Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925 Robert Linn, American composer, born in San Francisco (d. 1999)
  • 1925 Floyd Curry, National Hockey League player (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Aaron Klug, OM/PRS/biochemist
  • 1926 Bernard Ashley, English businessperson, fashion designer and co-founder of Laura Ashley, born in London (d. 2009)
  • 1926 Claus Von Bulow, socialite accused of murdering his wife
  • 1926 J R S Fincham, geneticist
  • 1926 Johnny Van Derrick, jazz violinist
  • 1927 James Eaton, Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Londonderry
  • 1927 Len Rempt-Halmmans de Jongh, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1927 Raymond Leppard, conductor (St Louis Symphony Orch), born in London, England
  • 1928 Richard Barratt, former Chief Inspector of Constabulary
  • 1929 Alun Hoddinott, Bargoed Wales, composer (Floriture)
  • 1929 Cora de Man-Canne Meyer, mezzo-soprano (Figaro, Carmen)
  • 1930 Heinz Werner Zimmermann, composer
  • 1930 Michael Quinlan, civil servant
  • 1930 William A O'Neal, (Gov-D-Ct)
  • 1932 Angela Rumbold, British politician (C), born in Bristol (d. 2010)
  • 1932 Fernando Arrabal, Spanish song/romance writer (Baal Babilonia)
  • 1932 Geoffrey Cass, CEO (Cambridge U Press)
  • 1932 Eric Varley, British politician and cabinet minister, born in Poolsbrook, Derbyshire (d. 2008)
  • 1932 Sam McCluskie, trade unionist
  • 1932 Wilson "Papa" Godett, Curacaos worker's union leader/boxer
  • 1932 Israel Asper, Canadian tax lawyer (d. 2003)
  • 1932 John Gorrie, English director
  • 1933 Jerry Falwell, US, TV evangelist (Moral Majority)
  • 1933 Julian Oswald, British Admiral of the Fleet
  • 1933 Justin Connolly, composer
  • 1933 Tamas Vasary, pianist/conductor
  • 1934 Bob Hepple, South African-born academic and master of Clare College Cambridge, (d. 2015)
  • 1936 D V Day, Principal (St John's College, Durham U)
  • 1936 J L Thompson, Bishop (Bath & Wells)
  • 1937 Allegra Kent, US actress (Addams Family)
  • 1937 Anna Massey, actress (De Sade, Doll's House)
  • 1937 Taki Theodoracopoulos, Greek/British journalist/multi-millionaire
  • 1938 Charles Hugh Shirley, publisher
  • 1938 Allegra Kent, ballerina, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1938 Rainer Boesch, composer
  • 1938 Branko Stanovnik, Slovenian chemist
  • 1939 Attila Bozay, composer
  • 1939 Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly performer (d. 2003)
  • 1940 Kip King, actor (Charlie & Company), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1941 Elizabeth Holtzman, Bkln DA (D-Rep-NY, Watergate Committee)
  • 1941 Patricio Guzman, director/actor (Cruz del Sur, Moon over Parador)
  • 1942 Mike Huggs, rock drummer (Manfred Mann) [or 3/11/40]
  • 1943 James Kale, rocker (Guess Who)
  • 1943 Kenny Gamble, US songwriter (Me & Mrs Jones)
  • 1943 Krzysztof Meyer, composer
  • 1943 Abigail Folger, American heiress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • 1943 Pervaiz Musharaf, Delhi India, General and politician, 10th President of Pakistan (2001-2008)
  • 1944 David Pearl, British judge
  • 1944 Ian McDiarmid, Scottish actor
  • 1946 John Conlee, Versailles Ky, country singer (Common Man)
  • 1946 Marilyn Vos Savant, writer/world's highest IQ (228), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1947 Catherine Collard, French pianist (Schumann/Brahms)
  • 1947 Sergey Kovalneko, USSR, basketball (Olympic-bronze-1968)
  • 1947 Georgios Karatzaferis, Greek politician
  • 1948 Don Boyd, Scottish director and producer (Goldeneye, 21, East of Elephant Rock), born in Nairn
  • 1948 Jan Palach, Czechoslovakian student protester (d. 1969)
  • 1949 Eric Carmen, rocker (All by Myself), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1949 Ian Charleson, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1949 Tim Hutchinson, (Rep-R-Arkansas)
  • 1950 Erik Brann, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2003), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1950 Steve Wozniak, American pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and co-founder of Apple Computer, born in San Jose, California

Co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak
Co-founder of Apple
Steve Wozniak
  • 1950 Gennidy Nikonov, Russian weapons inventor
  • 1951 Donald DeCicco, Brockton Mass, fictional ID of Beldar in Coneheads
  • 1951 Vincent Bilodeau, Quebec actor and comedian
  • 1952 Ann Michelle, England, actress (Virigin Witch, Mistress Pamela)
  • 1952 Bob Mothersbaugh, AKA Bob 1, American Musician (DEVO)

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1953 Hulk Hogan, [Terry Bollea], WWF heavyweight champion (1984-89), born in Augusta, Georgia

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 1953 Sanford Jensen, American actor (Foley Square), born in South Haven, Michigan
  • 1954 Joe Jackson, English singer/pianist/composer (The Harder they Come)
  • 1954 Lina Polito, Naples Italy, actress (Love & Anarchy)
  • 1954 M V Narasimha Rao, cricketer (Indian leg-spin all-rounder 1978-79)
  • 1954 Yashpal Sharma, cricketer (Indian right-handed batsman early 80')
  • 1954 Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer
  • 1955 Norio Honaga, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1955 Sylvia Hermon, British politician
  • 1955 Marc Bureau, French Canadian politician
  • 1956 Pierre-Louis Lions, French mathematician
  • 1957 Richie Ramone, [Richie Beau], rock drummer (Ramones-Pet Semtary)
  • 1958 Cordelia Gonzalez, actress (La Gran Fiesta), born in San Juan Puerto Rico
  • 1958 Lori Garbacz, South Bend IN, LPGA golfer (1989 Circle K Tucson Open)
  • 1959 Linda Rhys Vaughn, Grossmont Ca, playmate (Apr, 1982)
  • 1959 Yoshiaki Murakami, Japanese investor
  • 1959 Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian musician (Soda Stereo)
  • 1960 Leora "Sam" Jones, Mt Olive NC, US team handball player (Olympic-92)
  • 1961 Craig Ehlo, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1961 Frederick W Sturckow, USMC capt/astronaut (sk: STS 88), born in La Mesa, California
  • 1962 Jonathan Hayes, NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1962 Uvais Karnain, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI bowler in mid 1980's)
  • 1963 Mike Huff, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1964 Grant Osten Waite, Palmerston NZ, PGA golfer (1993 Kemper Open)
  • 1964 Hamish, rocker (The Pasedenas-Riding on the Train)
  • 1964 Jim Lee, Korean-born comic book artist
  • 1964 Miguel A. Núñez Jr., American actor
  • 1965 Marc Bergevin, Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • 1965 Shinji Mikami, Japanese video game designer (Resident Evil)
  • 1965 Viola Davis, American actress
  • 1965 Embeth Davidtz, Lafayette, Indiana, American actress (Bicentennial Man, Schindler's List)
  • 1966 Antonio Goss, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
  • 1966 Nigel Martyn, English footballer
  • 1967 Brad Dalgarno, NHL right wing (NY Islanders), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1967 Mike Lodish, NFL nose tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1967 Enrique Bunbury, Spanish singer
  • 1967 Eric Maleson, Brazilian Bobsleigh 2002 Olympian
  • 1967 Collin Chou, Taiwanese actor
  • 1967 Joe Rogan, American television host
  • 1968 Charlie Sexton, rocker (Arc Angels)
  • 1968 Alan Kelly, England-born Irish footballer
  • 1968 Veda Hille, Canadian singer
  • 1968 Anna Gunn, American actress