Famous People Born in 1911

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 492

  • Jan 1st Endre Szervanszky, composer [or Dec 27]

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Jan 1st Hank Greenberg, Hall-of-Fame 1st baseman (Detroit Tiger)

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • Jan 3rd John Sturges, US, director (Old Man & Sea, Magnificent 7)
  • Jan 5th Jean-Pierre Aumont, Paris France, actor (Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker) (d. 2001)
  • Jan 6th Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70)
  • Jan 6th Joey Adams, American comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 6th Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, actor (Telegram, Town People)
  • Jan 6th Yannis Andreou Papaioannou, composer
  • Jan 7th Merv Waite, cricketer (S Australian all-rounder)
  • Jan 7th Butterfly McQueen, [Thelma], actress (Gone With the Wind), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jan 8th Andrej Ocenas, composer
  • Jan 9th Richard Selwyn Francis Schiling, British professor of occupational health, born in Kessingland, Suffolk (d. 1997)
  • Jan 9th Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, British newspaper editor
  • Jan 10th Jan Boon, [Tjalie Robinson], Dutch East Indies publicist (Tong Tong)
  • Jan 11th Nora Heysen, Australian artist (d. 2003)
  • Jan 11th Zenko Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2004)
  • Jan 13th Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, premier (Queensland)
  • Jan 14th George Amadee Tremblay, composer
  • Jan 14th Helmut Degen, composer
  • Jan 14th Anatoly Rybakov, Russian writer (d. 1998)
  • Jan 15th Cy Feuer, Broadway producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 15th Wim Kan, Dutch cabaretier
  • Jan 16th Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar
  • Jan 16th Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Jan 16th Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (d. 1996)
  • Jan 17th Hermann Pfrogner, Austria, musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus)
  • Jan 17th Luis W Alvarez, US, physicist (sub atomic, Nobel 1968) [or Jun 13]
  • Jan 18th Gabor Darvas, composer
  • Jan 21st Stanley William Reed, cineaste
  • Jan 22nd Bruno Kreisky, Austria, bandleader/chancellor (1970-83)
  • Jan 22nd Roberto Garcia Morillo, composer
  • Jan 22nd Suzanne Danco, Belgian opera singer
  • Jan 23rd Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer
  • Jan 24th C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore, US, sci-fi author (Judgment Night)
  • Jan 25th Julia Frances Smith, composer
  • Jan 26th Norbert Schultze, composer
  • Jan 26th Polykarp Kusch, US, nuclear physicist: Nobel 1955
  • Jan 27th Benay Venuta, actress (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister), born in San Franciso, California
  • Jan 27th George Pope, cricketer (Eng pace bowler, 1-49 & 0-36 in his only Test)
  • Jan 29th George Burns, British major-general
  • Jan 29th Peter von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1986)
  • Jan 30th Alexander George Ogston, biochemist
  • Jan 30th Hugh Marlowe, Phila Pa, actor (Ellery Queen)
  • Jan 30th Roy Eldridge, Pitts, Pennsylvania, American jazz trumpeter (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw)
  • Jan 31st A G Ogston, president (Trinity College-Oxford)
  • Jan 31st Christina Foyle, book seller
  • Jan 31st Eddie Byrne, British actor (d. 1981)
  • Feb 2nd Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer
  • Feb 2nd Johan J "Jussi" Bjorling, Swedish tenor
  • Feb 3rd Jehan [Ariste] Alain, French organist/composer
  • Feb 3rd Jesse Thomas, blues singer
  • Feb 3rd Robert Earl Jones, American actor (d. 2006)
  • Feb 6th A W "Dooley" Briscoe, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for South Africa 30's)

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Feb 6th Ronald Reagan, Tampico IL, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo) and 40th US President (R) (1981-89)

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Feb 8th Anne Aitken, [nee Hopkins], co-found (Diamond Sangha), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 8th Elizabeth Bishop, US poet (North & South)/Pulitzer Prize (1956)
  • Feb 8th Henri Knap, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist/writer
  • Feb 9th Eustace Wenworth Roskill, law lord
  • Feb 9th William Darby, American WWII Army officer (d. 1945)
  • Feb 11th Alec Cairncross, chancellor (Glasgow U)
  • Feb 12th Charles Mathiesen, Norway, 1500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Feb 12th Frank Hercules, writer
  • Feb 12th Sylvstre A Guzman Fernandez, president (Dominican Republic)
  • Feb 12th Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (d. 1968)
  • Feb 13th Jean Muir Fullarton, actress
  • Feb 14th Florence Rice, actress (Double Wedding, Riding on Air), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 14th Willem J Kolff, Dutch/US internist/inventor (Artificial Kidney)
  • Feb 15th Leonard Woodcock, labor leader (UAW)
  • Feb 16th Hal Porter, Australia, writer (Tilted Cross, Paper Chase)
  • Feb 17th Arthur Hunnicutt, Gravelly AR, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising)
  • Feb 19th Merle Oberon, Calcutta India, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion)
  • Feb 19th Nikola Hercigonja, composer
  • Feb 20th Margot Grahame English actress (The Three Musketeers), born in Canterbury (d. 1982)
  • Feb 20th Robert Guyn McBride, Tucson Arizona, composer (Mexican Rhapsody)
  • Feb 22nd Bill Baker, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • Feb 23rd G. Mennen Williams, Michigan Supreme Court Justice/(Gov-D-Mich, 1949-60), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 23rd Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic
  • Feb 24th Konrad Lechner, composer
  • Feb 26th Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia MP chairman
  • Feb 26th Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (d. 1996)
  • Feb 28th Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet (Njanji Sunji)
  • Mar 1st Harry Golombek, chess grandmaster
  • Mar 2nd William Hansen, WA, actor (Homebodies)
  • Mar 3rd Francesco Siciliani, opera composer
  • Mar 3rd Jean Harlow, [Harlean Carpentier], 30s' sex goddess (Dinner at 8), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mar 3rd Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician and Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 1982)
  • Mar 5th Joseph Tomelty, actor/playwright (Bedevilled, Moby Dick, Melba)
  • Mar 6th Charles Frank, physicist
  • Mar 6th Roland Jacobi Leich, composer
  • Mar 7th Stefan Kisielewski, composer
  • Mar 8th Alan Hovhaness, Somerville Mass, composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo)
  • Mar 8th Elsie Agnes Giorgi, physician/humanitarian
  • Mar 9th Ramon Campbell Batista, composer
  • Mar 10th Warner Anderson, Bkln, actor (Doctor, Lineup, Matthew-Peyton Place)
  • Mar 11th Alan Gifford, actor (Time Lock, Up Periscope), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 11th Sir Fitzroy Maclean, Scottish diplomat soldier politician, author and an inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond, born in Cairo
  • Mar 12th Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, president of Mexico
  • Mar 13th Jose Ardevol, composer
  • Mar 13th L[aFayette] Ron Hubbard, sci-fi writer/scientologist (Dianetics)
  • Mar 14th Pete Piute, [Morris Kaufman], comedian (Village Barn), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 16th Dr. Josef Mengele, German, accused Nazi war criminal (d. 1979)
  • Mar 16th Pierre Harmel, Belgian politician
  • Mar 17th Raffaele d' Alessandro, composer
  • Mar 17th Patrick Maitland, 17th Earl of Lauderdale, Scottish Unionist politician
  • Mar 18th Smiley Burnette, Summum Ill, cowboy (Charlie-Petticoat Junction)
  • Mar 19th Kenneth Robinson, politician/businessman
  • Mar 20th Mieke Verstraete, Belgian/Dutch actress (Pleasantly Settled)
  • Mar 20th Alfonso García Robles, Mexican diplomat and Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
  • Mar 21st John Paxton, screenwriter (On The Beach, Kotch, Farewell My Lovely)
  • Mar 23rd Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby league player
  • Mar 23rd Charles Joseph A Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison (James Bond films)
  • Mar 23rd Denis Wright, diplomat
  • Mar 23rd Edward Warner, diplomat
  • Mar 23rd Richard Chapman, golfer (1940 US amateur, 1951 British amateur)
  • Mar 24th Herman W "Fritz" Liebert, US OSSer/librarian (Yale curator)
  • Mar 24th Jane Beverly Drew, architect
  • Mar 24th Joseph Barbera, animator (Hanna-Barbera)
  • Mar 25th Willy Anthoons, Flemish sculptor (Mystic verheffing)

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Mar 25th Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald, born in Chicago, Illinois

Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby
Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby

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Mar 26th Tennessee Williams, Columbus Miss, playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • Mar 26th T. Hee, American animator (d. 1988)
  • Mar 28th Myfanwy Piper, librettist
  • Mar 28th J. L. Austin, British philosopher of language (d. 1960)
  • Mar 29th Philip Ahn, actor (Master Kan-Kung Fu), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 29th Brigitte Horney, German actress (d. 1988)
  • Mar 30th Dennis Gomm, musician
  • Mar 31st Elisabeth Grümmer, German soprano (d. 1986)
  • Apr 1st Evert H "Bep" Bakhuys, Dutch soccer star/writer
  • Apr 1st Ferdinand J Kranenburg, Dutch Secretary of Defense (soc dem)
  • Apr 1st Gunther Rennert, Essen Germany, opera director/producer
  • Apr 2nd Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Apr 3rd Harold Watkins Shaw, musicologist
  • Apr 3rd Michael Woodruff, FRS, surgeon
  • Apr 3rd W R Lee, language teacher
  • Apr 3rd Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), born in Wierzchownia
  • Apr 4th Max Dupain, Australian photographer (d. 1992)
  • Apr 5th Goddard Lieberson, Hanley Staffordshire England, recording exec
  • Apr 5th Gordon Jones, Alden Iowa, actor (Mike the Cop-Abbott & Costello)
  • Apr 6th Phyllis Margaret Duncan Tate, composer
  • Apr 7th Kenneth Oakley, Amersham Buckinghamshire, English Anthropologist, Palaeontologist, and Geologist whose method for the relative dating of fossils using fluorine content was instrumental in exposing the Piltdown Man hoax
  • Apr 8th Douglas Hyde, socialist/Christian
  • Apr 8th Emil Mihai Cioran, writer/aphorist
  • Apr 8th Melvin Calvin, US chemist (photosynthesis, Nobel 1961)
  • Apr 9th Albert Remy, Sevres France, actor (Grand Prix, Gigot, Train)
  • Apr 9th Lord Deramore, architect
  • Apr 10th Maurice Schumann, French statesman/writer (La Voix du couvre-feu)
  • Apr 12th Darrell A Amyx, US archaeologist (Greek Ceramics)
  • Apr 12th Geoff Chubb, cricketer (S Afr pace bowler v England 1951-52 aged 40)
  • Apr 12th Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization Engineer (d. 1976)
  • Apr 13th Nino Sanzogno, composer
  • Apr 13th Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer (d. 1946)
  • Apr 13th Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist (d. 1994)
  • Apr 15th Jacob Fresco, Dutch architect (Antilles Brewery/Autonomy Monument)
  • Apr 16th Christine McIntyre, actress (3 Stooges movies)
  • Apr 16th William Stearn, botanist
  • Apr 17th Jean-Pierre Herve Bazin, writer
  • Apr 17th Mikhail Botvinnik, of USSR, world chess champion (1948-63)
  • Apr 18th Francis Frederick Johnson, architect
  • Apr 18th George Huntington Hartford II, heir (A&P), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 19th Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer
  • Apr 20th Kukrit Pramoj, politician
  • Apr 21st Leonard Warren, American baritone (Met-1939-60) who died on stage, born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • Apr 21st Ivan Combe, American inventor (d. 2000)
  • Apr 23rd Ronald Neame, director (1st Monday in Oct, Poseidon Adventure)
  • Apr 23rd Simone Simon, France, actress (All Money Can Buy, Ladies in Love)
  • Apr 24th Jack E Leonard, comedian (Disorderly Orderly), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 24th Karl O Schiller, German economist (Minister of Economics)
  • Apr 24th Robert Joseph Kane, Ithaca NY, Pres of US Olympic Comm (1976)
  • Apr 24th Sigursveinn David Kristinsson, composer
  • Apr 26th Marianne Hoppe, Rostock Germany (Bei Thea, Liebrauen)
  • Apr 27th Colin Gordon, Ceylon, actor (John-Baron)
  • Apr 27th Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Asterix, Tintin)
  • Apr 28th Frans Vroons, actor/tenor/director (Neth Opera)
  • Apr 28th Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (d. 1999)
  • Apr 30th Hans Studer, composer
  • Apr 30th John-Baptist J Walgrave, [Henricus/Humanus], Flemish, theologist
  • Apr 30th Luise Rinser, writer
  • May 2nd Lillian Rambach, teacher violinist
  • May 3rd John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, trumpeter
  • May 5th Giles Grangier, film director
  • May 5th Norman Oldfield, cricketer (Engl batsman one Test v WI 1939, 80 & 19)
  • May 5th Phillip Edmund Clinton Manson-Bahr, specialist in tropical medicine
  • May 7th Ishiro Honda, Japanese film director (d. 1993)

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May 8th Robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer)

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson
Singer and guitarist
Robert Johnson
  • May 8th Wilhelm F de Gaay Fortman, Dutch lawyer/foreign minister
  • May 9th Harry Simeone, Newark NJ, choral director (Kate Smith Show)
  • May 10th Bel Kaufman, American author, born in Berlin, Germany, (d. 2014)
  • May 11th Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 11th Edgar Beck, president (John Mowlem)
  • May 11th Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier
  • May 11th Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (d. 2004)
  • May 13th Maxine Sullivan, [Marietta Williams], US singer/actress (Going Places)
  • May 13th Robert Middleman, Cin Oh, actor (Barney-Monroes)
  • May 13th Robert Middleton, American film and television actor (d. 1977)
  • May 14th Hans Vogt, composer
  • May 14th J Borremans, Belgian politician (communist)/MP
  • May 15th Leo Fuchs, Polish/US Yiddish actor (Galitzianer Cowboy)
  • May 15th Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann)
  • May 15th Herta Oberheuser, Nazi doctor (d. 1978)