Famous People Born in 1911

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 493

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

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Jan 1 Hank Greenberg "Hammerin' Hank", Hall-of-Fame 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), born in New York City (d. 1986)

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

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

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Mar 25 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
  • Mar 26 Bernard Katz, biophysicist

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Mar 26 Tennessee Williams, American playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), born in Columbus, Mississippi (d. 1983)

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • Mar 26 T. Hee, American animator (d. 1988)
  • Mar 28 Myfanwy Piper, librettist
  • Mar 28 J. L. Austin, British philosopher of language (d. 1960)
  • Mar 29 Philip Ahn, actor (Master Kan-Kung Fu), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 29 Brigitte Horney, German actress (d. 1988)
  • Mar 30 Dennis Gomm, British composer and musician (d. 1995)
  • Mar 31 Elisabeth Grümmer, German soprano (d. 1986)
  • Apr 1 Evert H "Bep" Bakhuys, Dutch soccer star/writer
  • Apr 1 Ferdinand J Kranenburg, Dutch Secretary of Defense (soc dem)
  • Apr 1 Gunther Rennert, Essen Germany, opera director/producer
  • Apr 2 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Apr 3 Harold Watkins Shaw, musicologist
  • Apr 3 Michael Woodruff, FRS, surgeon
  • Apr 3 W R Lee, language teacher
  • Apr 3 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), born in Wierzchownia
  • Apr 4 Max Dupain, Australian photographer (d. 1992)
  • Apr 5 Goddard Lieberson, Hanley Staffordshire England, recording exec
  • Apr 5 Gordon Jones, Alden Iowa, actor (Mike the Cop-Abbott & Costello)
  • Apr 6 Phyllis Margaret Duncan Tate, composer
  • Apr 7 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 8 Douglas Hyde, socialist/Christian
  • Apr 8 Emil Mihai Cioran, writer/aphorist
  • Apr 8 Melvin Calvin, US chemist (photosynthesis, Nobel 1961)
  • Apr 9 Albert Remy, Sevres France, actor (Grand Prix, Gigot, Train)
  • Apr 9 Lord Deramore, architect
  • Apr 10 Maurice Schumann, French statesman/writer (La Voix du couvre-feu)
  • Apr 10 Martin Denny, musician (Exotica), born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • Apr 12 Darrell A Amyx, US archaeologist (Greek Ceramics)
  • Apr 12 Geoff Chubb, cricketer (South African pace bowler v England 1951-52 aged 40)
  • Apr 12 Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization Engineer (d. 1976)
  • Apr 13 Nino Sanzogno, composer
  • Apr 13 Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer (d. 1946)
  • Apr 13 Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist (d. 1994)
  • Apr 15 Jacob Fresco, Dutch architect (Antilles Brewery/Autonomy Monument)
  • Apr 16 Christine McIntyre, actress (3 Stooges movies)
  • Apr 16 William Stearn, botanist
  • Apr 17 Jean-Pierre Herve Bazin, writer
  • Apr 17 Mikhail Botvinnik, of USSR, world chess champion (1948-63)
  • Apr 18 Francis Johnson, English architect, born in Bridlington (d. 1995)
  • Apr 18 George Huntington Hartford II, heir (A&P), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 19 Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer
  • Apr 20 Kukrit Pramoj, politician
  • Apr 21 Leonard Warren, American baritone (Met-1939-60) who died on stage, born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • Apr 21 Ivan Combe, American inventor (d. 2000)
  • Apr 23 Ronald Neame, director (1st Monday in Oct, Poseidon Adventure)
  • Apr 23 Simone Simon, France, actress (All Money Can Buy, Ladies in Love)
  • Apr 24 Jack E Leonard, comedian (Disorderly Orderly), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 24 Karl O Schiller, German economist (Minister of Economics)
  • Apr 24 Robert Joseph Kane, President of US Olympic Committee (1977-80), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)
  • Apr 24 Sigursveinn David Kristinsson, composer
  • Apr 26 Marianne Hoppe, Rostock Germany (Bei Thea, Liebrauen)
  • Apr 27 Colin Gordon, Ceylon, actor (John-Baron)
  • Apr 27 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Asterix, Tintin)
  • Apr 28 Frans Vroons, actor/tenor/director (Neth Opera)
  • Apr 28 Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (d. 1999)
  • Apr 30 Hans Studer, Swiss composer, born in Murii (d. 1984)
  • Apr 30 John-Baptist J Walgrave, [Henricus/Humanus], Flemish, theologist
  • Apr 30 Luise Rinser, German writer (Prison Journal), born in Pitzling, Bavaria (d. 2002)
  • May 2 Lillian Rambach, teacher violinist
  • May 3 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, trumpeter
  • May 5 Giles Grangier, film director
  • May 5 Norman Oldfield, cricketer (Engl batsman one Test v WI 1939, 80 & 19)
  • May 5 Phillip Edmund Clinton Manson-Bahr, specialist in tropical medicine
  • May 7 Ishiro Honda, Japanese film director (d. 1993)

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May 8 Robert Johnson, American blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singers), born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi (d. 1938)

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson
Singer and guitarist
Robert Johnson
  • May 8 Wilhelm F de Gaay Fortman, Dutch lawyer/foreign minister
  • May 9 Harry Simeone, choral director (Kate Smith Show), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 10 Bel Kaufman, American author, born in Berlin, Germany, (d. 2014)
  • May 11 Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 11 Edgar Beck, president (John Mowlem)
  • May 11 Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier
  • May 11 Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (d. 2004)
  • May 13 Maxine Sullivan, [Marietta Williams], US singer/actress (Going Places)
  • May 13 Robert Middleton, American film and TV actor (Barney-Monroes), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • May 14 Hans Vogt, German composer, born in Danzig (d. 1992)
  • May 14 J Borremans, Belgian politician (communist)/MP
  • May 15 Leo Fuchs, Polish/US Yiddish actor (Galitzianer Cowboy)
  • May 15 Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann)
  • May 15 Herta Oberheuser, Nazi doctor (d. 1978)