Famous Birthdays on 11th March

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  • 1544 Torquato Tasso, Italy, Renaissance poet (Aminta, Apologia)
  • 1549 Henric/Hendrik Spieghel, Dutch Renaissance writer and poet (Hertspiegel)
  • 1596 Isaac Elsevier, book publisher
  • 1654 Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer
  • 1683 Giovanni Veneziano, composer
  • 1725 Henry Benedict Stuart, pretender to the throne of Great Britain (d. 1807)
  • 1730 Otto Friedrich Müller, Copenhagen, Danish Naturalist who was a pioneer in the study of microorganisms including bacteria, diatoms, and infusoria
  • 1731 Robert Treat Paine, judge, signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 1738 Benjamin Tupper, Continental Army officer, and pioneer to the Ohio Country (d. 1792)
  • 1781 Anthony Philip Heinrich, composer
  • 1785 John McLean, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1861)
  • 1787 Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (d. 1852)
  • 1793 Jan F Willems, Flemish writer/philologist
  • 1811 Marsena Rudolph Patrick, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1811 Urbain Jean Joseph le Verrier, co-discoverer (Neptune)
  • 1812 James Speed, Atty Gen (Union), (d. 1887)
  • 1812 William Vincent Wallace, composer
  • 1818 John Wilkins Whitfield, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1819 Henry Tate, English sugar producer (Tate Gallery)
  • 1819 Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer/choreographer (Don Quiotte)
  • 1822 Allison Nelson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1827 Septimus Winner, composer
  • 1832 Franz Melde, German phyicist (Melde test)
  • 1832 William Ruffin Cox, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1919)
  • 1840 Edmund Kirby Jr, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • 1846 Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet
  • 1860 Thomas Hastings, architect (NY Public Library), born in NYC, New York
  • 1863 Andrew Stoddart, cricketer (My Dear Victorious Stod)
  • 1863 Wobbe de Vries, Dutch linguist
  • 1870 Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (d. 1946)
  • 1872 Abraham van Stolk Jzn, lumber merchant/art collector
  • 1873 David Horsley, English-born film executive (d. 1933)
  • 1876 Carl Ruggles, Marion Mass, composer (Evocations)
  • 1876 David Wijnkoop, Dutch revolutionary socialist
  • 1879 Justus Hermann Wetzel, composer
  • 1879 Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph tests)
  • 1880 Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenecist (d. 1943)
  • 1884 Jan Lemaire, Dutch writer/actor (Beautiful Juliet)
  • 1884 Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (d. 1974)
  • 1885 Malcolm Campbell, 1st auto racer to travel 5 miles/min (8 km/min)
  • 1887 Raoul Walsh, American film director (Thief of Baghdad, Battle Cry), (d. 1980)
  • 1890 Vannevar Bush, developed 1st electronic analogue computer
  • 1892 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II)
  • 1897 Henry Dixon Cowell, Menlo Park California, composer (New Musical Resources)
  • 1898 Dorothy Gish, Massillon OH, film actress (Orphans of the Storm)
  • 1899 Frederick IX, [Christian FFMKWG], King of Denmark (1947-72)
  • 1902 Josef Martin Bauer, writer
  • 1903 Dorothy Schiff, publisher (NY Post)
  • 1903 George Dickinson, cricketer (bowled for NZ in their 1st 3 Tests)
  • 1903 Lawrence Welk, Strasburg ND, orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • 1903 Ronald Syme, New Zealand classicist and historian (d. 1989)
  • 1904 Cornelis Jan Bakker, Dutch/US nuclear physicist
  • 1904 Maurits Wertheim, Dutch writer (Isaac De Fuentes)
  • 1906 Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer
  • 1907 Eleni Gatzoyiannis, heroine (saved her kids)
  • 1907 Helmuth J von Moltke, German politician (July 20th plot)
  • 1907 Jessie Matthews, actress (Gangway, First a Girl), born in London, England
  • 1907 Margaret Herbison, British minister (Lab)
  • 1909 Ljubica Maric, composer
  • 1910 Robert H G Havemann, German chemist
  • 1911 Alan Gifford, actor (Time Lock, Up Periscope), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1911 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, Scottish diplomat soldier politician, author and an inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond, born in Cairo
  • 1912 Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar
  • 1912 Xavier Montsalvatge, Spanish composer (El gato con botas)
  • 1913 John Jacob Weinzweig, composer (Enchanted Hill), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1913 Thomas Gray, professor/anaesthetist
  • 1915 Karl Krolow, writer
  • 1915 Vijay Hazare, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1946-54)
  • 1915 J. C. R. Licklider, American computer scientist and Internet pioneer (d. 1990)
  • 1916 [James] Harold Wilson, (L) British PM (1964-70, 1974-76)
  • 1916 Ezra Jack Keats, children's literature author (d. 1983)
  • 1917 Robert L Carter, Caryville, Florida, American civil rights activist and judge (Brown v. Board of Education, NAACP v. Alabama) (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Mercer Ellington, son of Duke Ellington/bandleader
  • 1920 D J Enright, England, poet/novelist (Some Men are Brothers)
  • 1920 Henry Marking, CEO (British Airways)
  • 1920 Kenneth Dover, chancellor (St Andrews University)
  • 1921 Astor Piazzolla, Argentina composer (Tango Nuevo)
  • 1921 F[rancis] M[arion] Busby Jr, US, sci-fi author (Star Rebel)
  • 1921 Frank Harary, American mathematician (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Abdul Razak bin Hussain, premier of Malaysia (1970-77)
  • 1922 Thom Kelling, Dutch singer/guitarist (Programa de Manha)
  • 1922 Vinnette Carroll, actress (Alice's Restaurant, Reivers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922 José Luis López Vázquez, Spanish actor
  • 1923 A Louise Brough Clapp, Oklahoma, tennis player (4 time Wimbledon champ)
  • 1923 A X Gwerder, writer
  • 1923 Ad[rianus C] de Besten, Dutch literary (River Basin)
  • 1923 Morschi Mirando, [Thomas Weiss], German/Dutch gypsy artist
  • 1923 Terry Alexander, actor (Tony-Behind the Scenes), born in London, England
  • 1925 James Miskin, QC/recorder of London
  • 1926 Adrienne Keith Cohen, travel editor
  • 1926 Ilhan Mimaroglu, composer
  • 1926 Patricia Tindaole, England, architect
  • 1926 Ralph Abernathy, civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership)
  • 1927 Alan Betts, emeritus professor (Royal Veterinary College)
  • 1927 Raymond Jackson, [Jaki], British cartoonist
  • 1927 Robert Mosbacher, US politician(?)
  • 1927 Ron Todd, British trade unionist
  • 1928 Albert Salmi, American actor (Daniel Boone, 79 Park Avenue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928 Peter Roger Hunt, director (Dr No), born in London, England
  • 1929 Erskine Childers, unofficial/civil servant
  • 1929 Francisco Bernardo Pulgar Vidal, composer
  • 1929 Jackie McGlew, cricketer (dour South African opening bat of the 50')
  • 1929 Timothy Carey, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1930 David Gentleman, designer/painter
  • 1931 Peter Walters, CEO (Midland Bank)

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1931 Rupert Murdoch, Australia, publisher (NY Post)/CEO (FOX-TV)

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch
  • 1932 Nigel Lawson, British government official (The Power Game)
  • 1932 Valerie French, actress (Jubal), born in London, England
  • 1932 Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (d. 2007)
  • 1933 Terry J Hatter Jr, US judge in California
  • 1934 George Stamatoyannopoulos, Greece, medical genetics researcher
  • 1934 Joep Straesser, composer (Blossom songs, Ramasasiri)
  • 1934 Keith Speed, British MP
  • 1934 Sam Donaldson, El Paso Texas, ABC White House correspondent (Prime Time)
  • 1934 Sydney Burke, cricketer (S Afr quick, 11 wkts on Test debut v NZ 1961)
  • 1935 Sandra Milo, Italian actress
  • 1936 Antonin Scalia, Trenton NJ, 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986- )
  • 1937 John Ward, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests 1964-68)
  • 1937 Carlos Larrañaga, Spanish actor
  • 1938 Malcolm Keith Speed, British high court judge
  • 1939 Lorraine Hunt, former Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
  • 1939 Flaco Jiménez, American musician
  • 1940 Alberto Cortez, Argentinian singer
  • 1942 Peter Eyre, actor (Hedda)
  • 1942 Charles Swan, American actor
  • 1944 Ric Rothwell, drummer (Mindbenders-Games of Love)
  • 1945 Harvey Mandel, rock guitarist (Drei Amerikanische LP's)
  • 1945 Timothy Mason, consultant (British Arts Council)
  • 1945 Tricia O'Neal, Shreveport Louisiana, actress (Piranha Part II)
  • 1945 Dock Ellis, American baseball player
  • 1946 Brigitte Fossey, Tourcoing France, actress (Man Who Died Twice)
  • 1947 Dominique Sanda, [Varaigne], Paris France, actress (1900, First Love)
  • 1947 Geoffrey Hunt, Australia, world-champion squash player
  • 1947 Mark Stein, singer/organist/keyboardist (Vanilla Fudge)
  • 1948 George Kooymans, Dutch guitarist/singer (Golden Earring)
  • 1948 Roy Barnes, 80th Governor of Georgia
  • 1948 César Gerónimo, Dominican baseball player
  • 1949 Richard de Bois, Dutch drummer/producer
  • 1950 Bobby McFerrin, singer (Don't Worry Be Happy-Grammy 1989)
  • 1950 Jerry Zucker, Milwaukee WI, director (Airplane, Naked Gun)

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1952 Douglas Adams, England, author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

  • 1952 Susan Richardson, Coatesville Pa, actress (Susan-8 is Enough)
  • 1953 Bernie LaBarge, Canadian musician
  • 1954 Gale Norton, 48th United States Secretary of the Interior
  • 1955 [Kater]Nina Hagen, East Berlin German DR, actress (Blue Angel)
  • 1956 Curtis L Brown Jr, NC, astronaut (STS 47, STS 66, 77, 85, sk:95)
  • 1956 D. J. MacHale, American author and television writer
  • 1956 Rob Paulsen, American voice actor
  • 1957 Lady Chablis, American entertainer
  • 1957 Cheryl Lynn, American singer
  • 1957 Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Leningrad, Soviet Union, Chess Grandmaster, (d. 2012)
  • 1958 Anissa Jones, American actress (d. 1976)
  • 1958 Jim Pinkerton, American pundit
  • 1958 Flemming Rose, Danish journalist
  • 1958 Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, interim President of Iraq
  • 1960 Christophe Gans, French film director
  • 1961 Bruce Watson, Ontario Canada, rock guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)
  • 1961 Mike Percy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
  • 1961 Elias Koteas, Canadian actor
  • 1962 Jeffrey Nordling, American actor
  • 1962 Peter Berg, American film actor, director and producer
  • 1963 Alex Kingston, English actress
  • 1964 Raimo Helminen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland, Oly-Br-98)
  • 1964 Shane Richie, British actor
  • 1965 Eric Jelen, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1965 Jesse Jackson, Jr., American politician
  • 1965 Wallace Langham, American actor
  • 1965 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, British television presenter
  • 1966 Pavel Petrovich Mukhortov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1966 Ralph Tamm, NFL guard/center (Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs)
  • 1966 Steve Reed, MLB pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Andrew Zesers, cricketer (played for Australia in 1987 World Cup)
  • 1967 Bill Houlder, Thunder Bay, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1967 John Barrowman, Scottish born actor (Peter Fairchild-Central Park West), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1967 Brad Carson, American politician
  • 1969 Dan Lacroix, NHL left wing (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1969 John Fina, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1969 Terrence Howard, American actor
  • 1969 Soraya, Colombian-American singer (d. 2006)
  • 1970 Brett Liddle, Boksburg South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Newcastle)
  • 1970 Evgeniy Koreshkov, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • 1970 Delia Gallagher, American journalist
  • 1971 Bob Kronenberg, WLAF corner (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Jiri Vykoukai, Olomouc CZ, hockey player (Team Czech Rep, Oly-gold-98)
  • 1971 Marta Lovera Parquet, Miss Universe-Paraguay (1996)
  • 1971 Martin Rucinsky, Most Cze, NHL left wing (Canadiens, Oly-Gold-1998)
  • 1971 Johnny Knoxville, American television personality
  • 1972 Carl Greenwood, NFL cornerback (NY Jets)
  • 1972 Chris Shelling, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Jamal Duff, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, Wash Redskins)
  • 1973 Kennedy Otieno, Kenya cricket wicket-keeper (85 v Aust 1996 World Cup)
  • 1973 Mike Mihelic, CFL offensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1973 Sammie Brennan, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • 1973 Tony Veland, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973 Martin Hiden, Austrian footballer
  • 1974 Billy Granville, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1974 David Cameron, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 Kevin Donovan, Des Plaines Ill, figure skater (1997 Great Lakes-2nd)
  • 1974 Jon Dalton, the infamous "Jonny Fairplay" from the 7th and 16th season of Survivor
  • 1975 Cedric Henderson, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)