Famous Birthdays on 11th May

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  • 1568 Christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (Battle of White Mountain)
  • 1571 Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord (d. 1637)
  • 1654 Cornelis van Alkemade, Dutch historian
  • 1720 Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen, German adventurer (d. 1797)
  • 1722 Peter Camper, Leyden Holland, anatomist/professor (Amsterdam)
  • 1731 Johann Gottfried Seyfert, composer
  • 1733 Victoire of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1799)
  • 1752 Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (d. 1840)
  • 1763 János Batsányi, Hungarian poet (d. 1845)
  • 1772 Henri-Jean Rigel, composer
  • 1791 Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek, composer
  • 1799 John Lowell, American philanthropist (d. 1836)
  • 1801 Henri Labrouste, French architect (d. 1875)
  • 1807 Ira Aldridge, Great 19th century African American Shakespearian actor (Othello)
  • 1811 Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese Siamese twins
  • 1811 Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1893)
  • 1817 Fanny Cerrito, Italian ballet dancer (d. 1909)
  • 1821 [Carlos] Charles John Stolbrand, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1823 Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter
  • 1824 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (d. 1904)
  • 1827 Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (d. 1875)
  • 1830 John Converse Starkweather, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1835 Kārlis Baumanis, Latvian composer (d. 1905)
  • 1838 Walter Goodman, British painter, illustrator and author (d. 1912)
  • 1840 Filippo Capocci, composer
  • 1841 Ernst von Possart, German actor/stage manager/reciter
  • 1852 Charles Warren Fairbanks, (R) 26th US VP (1905-09)
  • 1854 John Blackham, cricketer (Australia's 1st wicketkeeper)
  • 1854 Ottmar Mergenthaler, Hachtel Germany, inventor (linotype)
  • 1855 Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov, Russian composer (Bewitched Lake)
  • 1858 Carl Hauptmann, writer
  • 1861 Frederick Russell Burnham, father of the international scouting movement (d. 1947)
  • 1869 Francisco Lacerda, composer
  • 1871 Frank Schlesinger, American astronomer (d. 1943)
  • 1875 Harriet Quimby, American aviator (d. 1912)
  • 1878 Jan Machiel Reyskens, oldest male resident of the Netherlands, (d. 1990 aged 111)
  • 1881 Jan van Gilse, composer/resistance fighter (Frau Helga von Staveren)
  • 1881 Pascual Rogatis, composer
  • 1881 Al Cabrera, Spanish-born Cuban baseball player (d. 1964)
  • 1881 Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian physicist (d. 1963)
  • 1882 Joseph Marx, Austrian composer/critic
  • 1885 Joe "King" Oliver, American jazz musician (d. 1938)
  • 1887 Paul Wittgenstein, left handed pianist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1961)

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1888 Irving Berlin, [Isadore Balin], Temum Siberia, composer (White Xmas)

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • 1888 P A J Losecaat Vermeer, leader of Dutch High Council
  • 1888 Willis A. Lee, World War II U.S. naval admiral (d. 1945)
  • 1890 Woodall Rodgers, mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1961)
  • 1891 Henry Morgenthau Jr, US Secretary of Treasury (1934-45)
  • 1892 Margaret Rutherford, England, actress (Murder Most Foul)
  • 1894 Anton A Mussert, Dutch nazi leader (NSB)
  • 1894 Florimond Cornellie, Belgium, yachting (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • 1894 Martha Graham, Allegheny Penn, choreographer (Appalachian Spring)
  • 1895 Jan Parandowski, writer
  • 1895 William Grant Still, Woodville Mississippi, composer (Afro-American)
  • 1896 Josip Slavenski, composer
  • 1896 Philippo de Pisis, Italian painter
  • 1897 Izak W van der Merwe, [Boerneef], S Afr writer (Tweetalige Woordeboek)
  • 1897 Robert E. Gross, American businessman (d. 1961)
  • 1899 Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (d. 1963)
  • 1901 Mari Sandoz, Nebraska, author (Cheyenne Autumn)
  • 1902 Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Unen Kaivo)
  • 1903 Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tigers' 2nd baseman (1924-42)
  • 1904 Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio-announcer

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1904 Salvador Dali, Figueras Spain, surrealist artist (Crucifixion)

Painter Salvador Dali
Painter
Salvador Dali
  • 1905 Marjorie Sykes, peace campaigner
  • 1906 Kent Taylor, [Louis Weiss], Iowa, actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders)
  • 1907 Rose Ausländer, German poet (d. 1988)
  • 1907 Rip Sewell, American baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1909 Herbert Murrill, composer
  • 1909 René Bousquet, French Vichy-police chief (deported Jews), born in Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne (d. 1993)
  • 1910 Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos, composer
  • 1911 Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1911 Edgar Beck, president (John Mowlem)
  • 1911 Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier
  • 1911 Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (d. 2004)
  • 1912 Foster Brooks, Louisville Ky, comedian/actor (Miles-Mork & Mindy)
  • 1912 Phil Silvers, American comedian (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1913 Clare Grundman, composer
  • 1913 Tutti Camarata, Glen Ridge NJ, orchestra leader (Vic Damone Show)
  • 1913 Robert Jungk, Austrian publicist (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Haroun Tazieff, French volcanologist (d. 1998)
  • 1916 C J Cela, writer
  • 1916 Camilo Jose Cela, Spain, author (La Colmena-1951)
  • 1917 Hon Montague Woodhouse, Greek resistance organiser
  • 1918 Richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965)
  • 1918 Robert Hunt, CEO (Dowty Group)
  • 1920 Beryl Bryden, jazz singer
  • 1920 Denver Pyle, Bethune Colo, actor (Dukes of Hazzard, Tammy, Doris Day)
  • 1921 Ian Percival, QC/MP
  • 1921 Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician
  • 1922 Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (d. 1992)
  • 1922 Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1923 Joan Moriarty, Brigadier matron-in-chief/dir (Army Nursing Services)
  • 1923 Lord Gordon "Gordy" White, English industrialist/multi-millionaire
  • 1923 Vincent Gordon Lindsay White, tycoon
  • 1924 Antony Hewish, radio astronomer
  • 1924 Jackie Milburn, English soccer star (Newcastle United)
  • 1924 Eugene Dynkin, Russian mathematician
  • 1925 Rhodes Boyson, MP
  • 1925 Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • 1925 William Glasser, psychiatrist (reality therapy, choice theory), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Ernest Harrison, CEO (Racal Electronics)
  • 1926 Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1927 Justice Hollis
  • 1927 Mort Sahl, comedian/political satirist/beatnik (Big Party), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1927 Zilpha Keatly Snyder, US, sci-fi author (Headless Cupid)
  • 1927 Gene Savoy, American author, explorer, scholar and cleric (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Yaacov Agam, Israeli sculptor
  • 1928 Brother Andrew, Dutch missionary
  • 1929 Edward Anson, British vice-admiral
  • 1930 M J Hamlin, Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Dundee University)
  • 1930 Stanley L Elkin, American writer/professor (Living End), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930 Edsger Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist (d. 2002)
  • 1930 Bud Ekins, American stuntman (d. 2007)
  • 1930 William Carey, American businessman and philanthropist (W.P. Carey & Co. LLC) (d. 2012), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1931 Stephen Smalley, rev/dean (Chester)
  • 1932 Henriette Santer, clinical Psychologist
  • 1932 Valentino [Garavani], Milan Italy, fashion designer
  • 1933 Louis Farrakhan, minister (black islam nation, million man march)
  • 1934 James M Jeffords, (Rep-R-VT, 1975- )
  • 1935 Doug McClure, Glendale California, actor (Checkmate, Virginian, Roots)
  • 1935 Francisco Umbral, Spanish novelist (d. 2007)
  • 1936 Ulrich Berkes, writer
  • 1937 David Allan, cricketer (West Indian wicketkeeper 1962-66)
  • 1938 Carla Bley [Carla Borg], American musician (Escalator Over the Hill), born in Oakland, California
  • 1938 Harvey Sollberger, flutist/composer (2 Oboes Troping), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1939 Milt Pappas, baseball pitcher
  • 1939 Carlos Lyra, Brazilian musician
  • 1940 Ronald Anthony Pellegrino, composer
  • 1940 Juan Downey, Chilean video artist (d. 1993)
  • 1941 Eric Burdon, Walker-on-Tyne England, rock vocalist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • 1941 Ian Redpath, cricketer (dependable Australian opening batsman 1964-76)
  • 1941 Graham Miles, English snooker player
  • 1942 Rachel Billington, British writer
  • 1943 Arnie Satin, rocker
  • 1943 George Edwards, composer
  • 1943 Les Chadwick, bassist (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry Crossed the Mersy)
  • 1943 Nancy Greene, Canada, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1943 Juliet Harmer, English actress
  • 1944 John Benaud, cricketer (brother of Richie, Australian bat 1972-73)
  • 1946 Plume Latraverse, Quebec singer and musician
  • 1947 Claude "Butch" Hudson Trucks, drummer (Allman Brothers)
  • 1948 Alfred Matt, Austria, slalom (Olympic-bronze-1968)
  • 1948 Nirj Deva, Sri Lankan-British politician
  • 1948 Shigeru Izumiya, Japanese folk musician
  • 1950 Dane Iorg, baseball player (Philles, Cards)
  • 1950 Jeremy Paxman, broadcaster
  • 1951 Mike Sleman, rugby player
  • 1952 Darrow Igus, Newark NJ, comedian (Fridays, Roll Out)
  • 1952 Shohreh Aghdashloo, Iranian actress
  • 1952 Frances Fisher, English-born actress
  • 1952 Mike Lupica, American sports journalist
  • 1952 Renaud Séchan, French composer
  • 1952 Warren Littlefield, American television executive
  • 1953 Boyd Gaines, actor (Mark-One Day at a Time, Sure Thing), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1953 David Gest, American television producer
  • 1954 Edgar Riley Jr, rocker (Axe K)
  • 1954 Judith Weir, composer
  • 1954 John Gregory, English football manager
  • 1954 Lubomir Stoykov, Bulgarian journalist and broadcaster
  • 1955 Jos Haagmans, Dutch singer (Frank Boeijen Group)
  • 1955 Mark Herndon, country drummer (Alabama-Take Me Down), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1955 John DeStefano, Jr., American politician
  • 1956 Theresa Burke, Canadian journalist
  • 1956 Alex Lester, British broadcaster
  • 1957 Luca Urbani, Rome Italy, MD/astronaut (STS 78-alt)
  • 1958 Peter Antonie, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1958 Walt Terrell, baseball player
  • 1959 Martha Quinn, Albany NY, MTV VJ (Tracey-Bradys)
  • 1960 Jorgen Schult, German FR, discus thrower (world record 1986)
  • 1961 Cecile Licad, Manila Philippines, pianist (Leventritt Award-1981)
  • 1961 Diana Lee[-Hsu], playmate (May, 1988), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1962 Steve Bono, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1963 Blair Piercy, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Cordova Bay Open), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1963 Mark Breland, American welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1963 Natasha Richardson, actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale), born in London, England

  • 1963 Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish politician
  • 1963 Masatoshi Hamada, Japanese comedian
  • 1963 Roark Critchlow, actor
  • 1964 Bobby Witt, Arlington VA, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
  • 1964 Drew Story, San Clemente California, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1964 Floyd Youmans, baseball pitcher (Expos)
  • 1964 Jeff Sellers, baseball pitcher (Red Sox)
  • 1964 John Parrott, snooker player
  • 1964 Katie Wagner, daughter of Robert Wagner/model/guest VJ (MTV)
  • 1964 Tim Blake Nelson, American actor, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1965 Greg Dulli, American musician
  • 1965 Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor
  • 1966 Chris Mohr, NFL punter (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1966 Trenidad Hubbard, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966 Christoph Schneider, German drummer (Rammstein)
  • 1967 Eric Young, New Brunswick NJ, infielder (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1967 Jamie Brayshaw, cricketer (son of Ian WA & SA right-handed batsman)
  • 1967 Kenneth Gould, Welterweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1988), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 Jeffrey Donovan, American actor
  • 1969 Amy Legacki, Terrytown NY, 10k runner
  • 1970 Dean Capobianco, Australian 200m/400m (Olympics-92, 96)
  • 1970 Michael Joubert, Australian 400m/800m (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Nicky Katt, American actor
  • 1970 Glenn Hugill, British television presenter and producer