Famous Birthdays on 11th February

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  • 1377 King Ladislas of Naples (d. 1414)
  • 1380 Gianfrancesco Poggio Bracciolini, Italy, humanist
  • 1466 Elizabeth of York, Queen Consort of England and wife of King Henry VII, born in Westminster Palace, London (d. 1503)
  • 1506 Juliana van Stolberg, engraver of Nassau
  • 1535 Gregory XIV, [Niccolo Sfondrati], Roman Catholic pope (1590-91)
  • 1557 John Wtenbogaert, remonstrants theologist
  • 1568 Honoré d'Urfé, French writer (d. 1625)
  • 1649 William Carstares, Scottish minister (d. 1715)
  • 1657 Bernard Fontenelle, France, scientist/writer (Plurality of Worlds)
  • 1755 Albert Christoph Dies, composer
  • 1764 Marie-Joseph de Chénier, French poet (Cajus Graechus)
  • 1774 Hans Järta, Swedish political activist (d. 1847)
  • 1776 Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek diplomat of the Russian Empire and first head of state of independent Greece (d. 1831)
  • 1783 Jarena Lee, African American travelling minister
  • 1790 Ignaz Assmayer, composer
  • 1799 Basil Moreau, French Founder priest (d. 1873)

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1800 William Henry Fox Talbot, Wiltshire England, photographic pioneer

Photography Pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot
Photography Pioneer
William Henry Fox Talbot
  • 1802 Lydia Maria Child, US, author/abolitionist (Juvenile Miscellany)
  • 1810 Loisa Puget, composer

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1812 Alexander H. Stephens, US Confederate Vice President, (d. 1883)

Confederate States VP Alexander H. Stephens
Confederate States VP
Alexander H. Stephens
  • 1812 Benjamin Franklin Sands, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1883)
  • 1813 Otto Ludwig, German writer and critic (d. 1865)
  • 1819 Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, composer
  • 1821 Hermann Allmers, writer
  • 1821 Auguste-Édouard Mariette, French Egyptologist (d. 1881)
  • 1829 William Anderson Pile, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1889)
  • 1830 Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf, composer
  • 1830 Peter Arnold Heise, composer
  • 1833 Melville Weston Fuller, 8th chief justice
  • 1839 Josiah Willard Gibbs, theoretical physicist/chemist
  • 1840 Sanuel Dana Greene, Lt Cmdr (Union Navy), (d. 1884)

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1847 Thomas Edison, inventor who lit up your life (held 1200 patents), born in Milan Ohio (d. 1931)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1860 Rachilde, [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author (Monsieur Venus)
  • 1867 August W Messer, German philosopher/educator/psychologist
  • 1869 Helene Kroller-Muller, Dutch museum founder (d. 1939)
  • 1869 Else Lasker-Schüler, German writer (d. 1945)
  • 1872 Edward Johnston, British craftsman and calligrapher - "the father of modern calligraphy" (d 1944)
  • 1873 Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author/novelist (Pages from My Life)
  • 1874 Elsa Beskow, [Maartman], Swedish children's book/fairy tales author
  • 1874 Fritz Bennicke Hart, composer
  • 1875 Sara Wennerberg-Reuter, composer
  • 1879 Jean Gilbert, composer
  • 1882 Gheorghe Cucu, composer
  • 1883 Paul August von Klenau, Danish composer/conductor (Sulamith)
  • 1887 John van Melle, South African writer (Dawid Booysen)
  • 1889 John Mills, dancer (Mills Brothers)
  • 1889 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, composer
  • 1890 John P M L de Vries, fairy tale writer
  • 1890 David Drummond, Australian politician (d. 1965)
  • 1891 J W Hearne, cricket leg-spinner (all-rounder for England in 24 Tests), (d. 1965)
  • 1893 Johan C P Alberts, Dutch literary (Festival)
  • 1894 Alfonso Leng, composer
  • 1894 Isaac M Kolthoff, chemist (Massenanalyse)
  • 1895 Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer
  • 1897 Yves de La Casiniere, composer
  • 1898 Leo Szilard, Hungary, physicist/A-bomb worker/peace activist
  • 1900 Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher
  • 1900 Thomas Hitchcock Jr, great polo player (Westchester Cup 1924,27,30,39)
  • 1900 Josei Toda, Japanese educator (d. 1958)
  • 1901 Roddy Connolly, Irish politician, son of James Connolly (d. 1980)
  • 1902 Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect (d. 1971)
  • 1903 Hans Redlich, composer
  • 1903 Rex Lease, WV, actor (Fast Bullets, Sunny Skies, Custer's Last Stand)
  • 1904 Henry R LaBouisse, headed UNICEF (1965-79)
  • 1904 Keith Holyoake, New Zealand PM (1960-72)
  • 1905 Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Dutch/Indonesian writer (Camp diary)
  • 1906 Denis Barnett, British air chief marshal
  • 1907 E W Swanton, author & sports commentator
  • 1908 Josh White, rocker
  • 1908 Sutan Takdir Alishahbana, Indonesian linguistic/author/novelist
  • 1908 Vivian [Ernest] Fuchs, geologist/explorer (British Antarctic Survey)
  • 1909 Joseph L Mankiewicz, Wilkes-Barre PA, film writer/director (Sleuth)
  • 1909 Max Baer, American heavyweight boxing champ (1934-35), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1911 Alec Cairncross, chancellor (Glasgow U)
  • 1912 Roy Fuller, Failsworth, Lancashire, English poet/novelist (Lost Season)
  • 1912 Rudolf Firkusny, Napajedla Czechoslovakia, pianist (Julliard)
  • 1913 Lucio Diestro San Pedro, composer
  • 1914 French Duynstee, Dutch constitutional lawyer
  • 1914 Matt Dennis, vocalist (Matt Dennis Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1914 Menelaos Pallantios, composer
  • 1914 Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge of Amsterdam
  • 1915 Haakon Stotijn, Dutch oboist (VARA Orch, Orkestgebouw Orch)
  • 1915 Mervyn Levy, artist/critic
  • 1915 Patrick Leigh Fermor, author
  • 1915 Richard Hamming, American Mathematician and Computer Scientist (Hamming code), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1916 Bernice Levin Neugarten, social scientist/gerontologist
  • 1917 Richard Jock Kinneir, graphic designer

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1917 Sidney Sheldon, novelist (1947 Academy Award, 1959 Tony, Bloodline)

Novelist Sidney Sheldon
Novelist
Sidney Sheldon
  • 1917 T. Nagi Reddy, Indian revolutionary (d. 1976)
  • 1919 Gretchen Fraser, Tacoma Wash, slalom skier (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1919 Eva Gabor, Budapest Hungary, actress (Green Acres, Gigi) (d. 1995)
  • 1920 Billy Halop, actor (Bert Munson-All in the Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Daniel F[rancis] Galouye, US, sci-fi author (Dark Universe, Last Leap)
  • 1920 Farouk I, Cairo, last King of Egypt (1936-52)
  • 1920 Paul Peter Piech, artist
  • 1921 Lloyd Bentsen, (Sen-D-TX, 1971- )/1989 Dem VP nominee)
  • 1921 Edward Seidensticker, American scholar (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Tudor Jarda, composer
  • 1923 Baroness Sharples, made a life peer after the assassination of her husband (Sir Richard Sharples)
  • 1923 Ronald Arculus, British diplomat
  • 1924 Mary Tregear, Oriental art historian
  • 1925 Kim Stanley, [Patricia Reid], Tularosa NM, actress (Right Stuff)
  • 1925 Peter Berger, British vice-admiral
  • 1925 Virginia E Johnson, doctor/sexologist (Masters & Johnson)
  • 1925 Kim Stanley, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1926 Alexander Gibson, British conductor/founder (Scottish Opera)
  • 1926 Paul Bocuse, France, great chef (Legion of Honor)
  • 1926 Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor (Forbidden Planet, Naked Gun)
  • 1928 Archibald Forster, CEO (Esso UK)
  • 1928 Conrad Janis, actor (Mork & Mindy, Quark, Bonino), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Gerry Alexander, cricket wicketkeeper (WI of 50s & 60s)
  • 1928 Raoul Cita, rocker
  • 1929 Leonard Gregory Kastle, composer
  • 1930 Alevtina Koltschina, USSR, cross coutry relay skier (Oly-gold-1960)
  • 1930 C H Dearnley, organist
  • 1930 Earl of Rosebery
  • 1930 Roy De Forest, American Painter (d. 2007)
  • 1931 Larry Merchant, author/boxing commentator (Showtime)
  • 1932 Dennis Skinner, MP
  • 1932 Jerome Lowenthal, Phila, pianist/prof (Jerusalem Academy of Music)
  • 1934 Francesco Pennisi, composer
  • 1934 John Surtees, British race car driver
  • 1934 Mary Quant, Kent England, fashion designer (Chelsea Look, Mod Look)
  • 1934 Patrick Holmes Sellors, ophthalmologist
  • 1934 Tina Louise, actress (Ginger-Gilligan's Island, Julie-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Mel Carnahan, American politician (d. 2000)
  • 1935 Bent Lorentzen, composer
  • 1935 Gene Vincent, Norfolk Va, rock guitarist/vocalist (Be-Bop-A-Lula)
  • 1936 Burt Reynolds, Mich, actor (Evening Shade, Strip Tease, Cannonball)
  • 1937 Bill Lawry, cricketer (dour Australian lefty opener, Can talk a bit)
  • 1937 Lodewijk Boer, Dutch violinist/playwright (The Family)
  • 1937 Marilyn Butler, Rector (Exeter College-Oxford)
  • 1937 Peter Lashley, cricketer (4 Tests for West Indies 1960-66)
  • 1938 Bevan Congdon, cricketer (NZ batsman of 60s & 70s)
  • 1938 Boris Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1938 Manuel Antonio Noriega, Panamanian general/dictator (-1990)
  • 1938 Willy Correa de Oliveira, composer
  • 1938 Yevgeniy Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1938 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, singer-songwriter (Monster Mash)
  • 1938 Simone de Oliveira, Portuguese actress
  • 1939 Bryan Gould, MP
  • 1939 Gerry Goffin, American rock lyricist (married Carole King), born in Queens NY, (d. 2014)
  • 1939 Jane [Hyatt] Yolen, US, sci-fi author (Spider Jane, Heart's Blood)
  • 1940 Calvin Fowler, Pitts, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1941 Glenn Randall Jr, stuntman (Species, Mrs Soffel, Return of the Jedi)
  • 1941 Jeremy Mackenzie, general
  • 1941 Sergio Mendes, jazz/pop musician (Brazil '66/'77/'88)
  • 1942 Archie Andrews, comic book character (Archie)
  • 1942 James Couchman, MP
  • 1942 Leon Haywood, US vocalist/keyboardist (It's Got to be Mellow)
  • 1942 Otis Clay, US gospel/R&B-singer (That's how it is)
  • 1942 Tony Colton, rock producer (On the Boards)
  • 1943 Iain Cameron, British brigadier
  • 1943 Win Griffiths, MP
  • 1943 Serge Lama, French singer
  • 1944 Bert Greene, golfer
  • 1944 Buddhadev Dasgupta, director (Charachar, Grihajuddha)
  • 1944 Michael G. Oxley, Politician (Rep-R-OH, 1981-2007), born in Findlay, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1946 M C Walker, CEO (Iceland Frozen Foods)
  • 1946 Timothy Chambers, pediatrician
  • 1946 Ian Porterfield, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1947 Joselito, Spanish singer
  • 1947 Kikko Matsuoka, Japanese actress
  • 1948 Sue Bernard, playmate (Dec, 1966), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Charlie Hargrett, rock guitarist (Blackfoot)
  • 1950 Clarence Ellis, NFLer
  • 1950 Earnest Jim Istook, (Rep-R-Oklahoma)
  • 1950 Johanna E "Joke" Beerens, actress (Schipper Next to God)
  • 1950 Rochelle Fleming, US soul vocalist (First Choice, Smarty Pants)
  • 1953 Alan Rubin, music figure (Blues Brothers)
  • 1953 Philip Anglim, actor (Dane-Thorn Birds), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1953 Stephen D Thorne, Frankfurt-on-Main, German FR, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
  • 1953 [John Ellis] Jeb Bush, American politician (Governor of Florida (R) 1999-2007), born in Midland, Texas
  • 1954 Catherine Hickland, Fort Lauderdale, actress (Capitol, Star Trek IV)
  • 1954 Noriyuki Asakura, Japanese composer
  • 1954 Wesley Strick, American screenwriter
  • 1956 Kathleen Beller, actress (Ft Apache the Bronx, Touched), born in Queens, New York
  • 1956 H.R., American singer
  • 1956 Didier Lockwood, French violinist
  • 1958 Michael Jackson, controller (BBC2)
  • 1959 Corinne Shigemoto, US judo coach (Olympics-96)
  • 1960 Richard A Mastracchio, Waterbury Ct, astronaut
  • 1961 Becky LeBeau, vocalist (Mischief), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Carey Lowell, actress (Me & Him, Guardian, Dangerously Close), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Mary Docter, US, 3000m speed skater (Olympics-1980, 84, 88, 92)
  • 1962 Scott Kolden, Torrance California, actor (Scott-Me & the Champ)

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1962 Sheryl Crow, American singer-songwriter (All I Want to Do-Grammy 1995), born in Kennett, Missouri

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Singer-songwriter
Sheryl Crow
  • 1962 Tammy Baldwin, American politician
  • 1962 Eric Vanderaerden, Belgian cyclist
  • 1963 Todd Benzinger, US baseball player (SF Giants)
  • 1963 José Mari Bakero, Spanish footballer
  • 1964 Ken Shamrock, American martial artist
  • 1964 Sarah Palin, American politician
  • 1965 Angie Ridgeway, Wabash IN, LPGA golfer (1992 Sara Lee-8th)
  • 1965 Vicki Wilson, Australian netballer
  • 1966 Alexander Semak, Ufa Russia, NHL center (NY Islanders)
  • 1966 Anthony Parker, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings, St Louis Rams, TB Bucs)
  • 1966 Patrick Kuhnen, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1966 Stephen Gregory, actor (Chase-Young & Restless), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Barbara Byrne, Princeton NJ, rower (Olympics-96)