Birthdays in History on August 11

  • 1467 Mary of York, English princess (d. 1482)
  • 1667 Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743)
  • 1673 Richard Mead, physician, born in London, England
  • 1718 Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791)
  • 1722 Richard Brocklesby, English physician (d. 1797)
  • 1737 Joseph Nollekins, sculptor, born in London, England
  • 1772 Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount/general
  • 1794 James Barton Longacre, American engraver (d. 1869)
  • 1799 Joachim de Barrande, French paleontologist/geologist
  • 1805 Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, Dutch judge/member of parliament
  • 1807 David R Atchison, President of USA on March 3rd 1849
  • 1811 Judah P Benjamin, US lawyer/minister of Confederacy navy [or Aug 6]
  • 1823 Charlotte Mary Yonge, England, writer (Heir of Redclyffe)
  • 1828 Edward Saloman, Gov (Union), (d. 1909)
  • 1832 Thomas Ogden Osbord, American lawyer, diplomat and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Licking County, Ohio (d. 1904)
  • 1833 Robert Green Ingersoll, NY, author/politician/agnostic (Att Gen-R-Ill)
  • 1833 Kido Takayoshi, Japanese politician (d. 1877)
  • 1836 Cato M. Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician and chemist (law of mass action), born in Christiania, Norway (d. 1902)
  • 1836 Warren Brown, American politician (d. 1919)
  • 1837 Marie François Sadi Carnot, President of France (1887-94), born in Limoges, France (d. 1894)

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1858 Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1929), born in Nijkerk, Netherlands (d. 1930)

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman
  • 1860 Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson etats de Normandie)
  • 1872 Shidehara Kijuro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1951)
  • 1877 Adolph M. Christianson, justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court (d. 1954)
  • 1882 Rodolfo Graziani, Italian Marshal, fascist and Viceroy of Italian East Africa, born in Filettino, Italy (d. 1955)
  • 1883 Ernst Stadler, German poet (Der Aufbruch), born in Colmar, Alsace-Lorraine (d. 1914)
  • 1890 Erich Wichman, Dutch fascist painter/sculptor
  • 1892 Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve), Scotland, poet (Scots Unbound)
  • 1892 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general
  • 1892 Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (d. 1962)
  • 1897 Louise Bogan, Maine, writer (Sleeping Fury)
  • 1897 Enid Blyton, children's writer and fifth most popular author in the world (Famous Five, Secret Seven, The Adventure)
  • 1898 Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, politician/trade unionist
  • 1900 Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (d. 1994)
  • 1902 Christian Castries, French general (Dien Bien Phu)
  • 1903 Michael Whalley Wickham, artist
  • 1905 Erwin Chargaff, Austrian biochemist (d. 2002)
  • 1909 Hugo Buchthal, art historian
  • 1909 Jean Lancaster, director (WRNS)
  • 1911 Alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis)
  • 1911 Benny Lee, entertainer
  • 1911 Prem Bhatia, journalist
  • 1911 Ronald Batty, bookseller
  • 1911 Thanom Kittikachorn, general/premier Thailand (1958..73)
  • 1912 Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (d. 1954)
  • 1913 Angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955)
  • 1914 José Silva, American parapsychologist (d. 1999)
  • 1917 Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible)
  • 1920 Derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U)

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1921 Alex Haley, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • 1923 Stan Chambers, American television reporter

  • 1925 Carl Rowan, gun-toting newspaper columnist (Wash Post)
  • 1925 Mike Douglas, talk show host (Mike Douglas Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925 Floyd Curry, National Hockey League player (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Aaron Klug, OM/PRS/biochemist
  • 1926 Bernard Ashley, English businessperson, fashion designer and co-founder of Laura Ashley, born in London (d. 2009)
  • 1926 Claus Von Bulow, socialite accused of murdering his wife
  • 1926 J R S Fincham, geneticist
  • 1927 James Eaton, Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Londonderry
  • 1927 Len Rempt-Halmmans de Jongh, Dutch politician (VVD)
  • 1928 Richard Barratt, former Chief Inspector of Constabulary
  • 1930 Michael Quinlan, civil servant
  • 1930 William A O'Neal, (Gov-D-Ct)
  • 1932 Angela Rumbold, British politician (C), born in Bristol (d. 2010)
  • 1932 Fernando Arrabal, Spanish song/romance writer (Baal Babilonia)
  • 1932 Geoffrey Cass, CEO (Cambridge U Press)
  • 1932 Eric Varley, British politician and cabinet minister, born in Poolsbrook, Derbyshire (d. 2008)
  • 1932 Sam McCluskie, trade unionist
  • 1932 Israel Asper, Canadian tax lawyer (d. 2003)
  • 1932 John Gorrie, English director
  • 1933 Jerry Falwell, American TV evangelist (Moral Majority)
  • 1933 Julian Oswald, British Admiral of the Fleet
  • 1934 Bob Hepple, South African-born academic and master of Clare College Cambridge, (d. 2015)
  • 1936 D V Day, Principal (St John's College, Durham U)
  • 1936 J L Thompson, Bishop (Bath & Wells)
  • 1937 Taki Theodoracopoulos, Greek/British journalist/multi-millionaire
  • 1938 Charles Hugh Shirley, publisher
  • 1938 Allegra Kent, ballerina, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1938 Branko Stanovnik, Slovenian chemist
  • 1939 Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly performer (d. 2003)
  • 1941 Elizabeth Holtzman, Bkln DA (D-Rep-NY, Watergate Committee)
  • 1943 Abigail Folger, American heiress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • 1943 Pervaiz Musharaf, Delhi India, General and politician, 10th President of Pakistan (2001-2008)
  • 1944 David Pearl, British judge
  • 1946 Marilyn Vos Savant, writer/world's highest IQ (228), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1947 Georgios Karatzaferis, Greek politician
  • 1948 Don Boyd, Scottish director and producer (Goldeneye, 21, East of Elephant Rock), born in Nairn
  • 1948 Jan Palach, Czech student protester (d. 1969)
  • 1949 Tim Hutchinson, (Rep-R-Arkansas)

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1950 Steve Wozniak, American pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and co-founder of Apple Computer, born in San Jose, California

Co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak
Co-founder of Apple
Steve Wozniak
  • 1950 Gennidy Nikonov, Russian weapons inventor
  • 1951 Donald DeCicco, Brockton Mass, fictional ID of Beldar in Coneheads
  • 1955 Sylvia Hermon, British politician
  • 1955 Marc Bureau, French Canadian politician
  • 1956 Pierre-Louis Lions, French mathematician
  • 1957 Masayoshi Son, Korean-Japanese chief executive of SoftBank Mobile and chairman of Sprint Corporation, born in Tosu, Saga
  • 1959 Yoshiaki Murakami, Japanese investor
  • 1961 Frederick W Sturckow, USMC capt/astronaut (sk: STS 88), born in La Mesa, California
  • 1964 Jim Lee, Korean-born comic book artist
  • 1965 Shinji Mikami, Japanese video game designer (Resident Evil)
  • 1975 Natasha Bell, Miss Michigan USA (1996)
  • 1976 Erick Lindgren, American poker player
  • 1985 Grace Adams-Short, British reality television contestant