Birthdays in History in 1911

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 253

  • Jan 3 John Sturges, US, director (Old Man & Sea, Magnificent 7)
  • Jan 6 Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70)
  • 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 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 17 Luis W Alvarez, US, physicist (sub atomic, Nobel 1968) [or Jun 13]
  • Jan 21 Stanley William Reed, cineaste
  • Jan 24 C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore, US, sci-fi author (Judgment Night)
  • Jan 26 Polykarp Kusch, US, nuclear physicist: Nobel 1955
  • Jan 29 George Burns, British major-general
  • Jan 29 Peter von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1986)
  • Jan 30 Alexander George Ogston, biochemist
  • Jan 31 A G Ogston, president (Trinity College-Oxford)
  • Jan 31 Christina Foyle, book seller
  • 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 Frank Hercules, writer
  • Feb 12 Sylvstre A Guzman Fernandez, president (Dominican Republic)
  • Feb 12 Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (d. 1968)
  • 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 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 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 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 6 Charles Frank, physicist
  • Mar 8 Elsie Agnes Giorgi, physician/humanitarian
  • Mar 12 Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, president of Mexico
  • Mar 13 L. Ron Hubbard, American sci-fi writer (Death Quest) and founder of the Scientology cult, born in Tilden, Nebraska (d. 1986)
  • Mar 16 Dr. Josef Mengele, German, accused Nazi war criminal (d. 1979)
  • Mar 16 Pierre Harmel, Belgian politician
  • 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 Alfonso García Robles, Mexican diplomat and Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
  • Mar 23 Denis Wright, diplomat
  • Mar 23 Edward Warner, diplomat
  • 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, American assassin who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)

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)
  • Apr 1 Ferdinand J Kranenburg, Dutch Secretary of Defense (soc dem)
  • Apr 3 Michael Woodruff, FRS, surgeon
  • Apr 3 W R Lee, language teacher
  • Apr 4 Max Dupain, Australian photographer (d. 1992)
  • Apr 5 Goddard Lieberson, Hanley Staffordshire England, recording exec
  • 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 Lord Deramore, architect
  • Apr 10 Maurice Schumann, French statesman/writer (La Voix du couvre-feu)
  • Apr 12 Darrell A Amyx, US archaeologist (Greek Ceramics)
  • Apr 12 Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization Engineer (d. 1976)
  • Apr 13 Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist (d. 1994)
  • Apr 15 Jacob Fresco, Dutch architect (Antilles Brewery/Autonomy Monument)
  • 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, American heir (A&P), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 20 Kukrit Pramoj, politician
  • Apr 21 Ivan Combe, American inventor (d. 2000)
  • Apr 23 Ronald Neame, director (1st Monday in Oct, Poseidon Adventure)
  • Apr 24 Karl O Schiller, German economist (Minister of Economics)
  • Apr 26 Marianne Hoppe, Rostock Germany (Bei Thea, Liebrauen)
  • Apr 27 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Astérix, Tintin), born in Paris (d. 1990)
  • Apr 28 Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (d. 1999)
  • 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 5 Phillip Edmund Clinton Manson-Bahr, specialist in tropical medicine
  • 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 Edgar Beck, president (John Mowlem)
  • May 11 Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier
  • May 11 Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (d. 2004)
  • May 14 J Borremans, Belgian politician (communist)/MP
  • May 15 Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann)
  • May 15 Herta Oberheuser, Nazi doctor (d. 1978)
  • May 16 Olaff J de Landell, [JB Wemmerslager van Sparwoude], writer
  • May 17 Knut Anders Haukfield, SOE Operative
  • May 18 Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist (d. 2001)
  • May 20 Annie M G Schmidt, writer (Fam Doorsnee, Jip & Janneke)
  • May 20 Gardner Fox, American sci-fi author (Atom, Hawkman, Zatanna), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 22 Anatol Rapoport, Russ/US mathem/biologist (game theory)
  • May 23 Melvin M Payne, president (National Geographic Society)
  • May 24 Barbara West, English survivor of the Titanic sinking (d. 2007)
  • May 27 Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn) 38th VP (1965-69), 1968 Presidential candidate
  • May 27 Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist/writer (Frihet och demokrati)
  • May 27 Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born Israeli politician (d. 2007)
  • May 28 Jean-Pierre Levy, resistance leader
  • May 29 James Marjoribanks, British ambassador
  • May 29 Louis Wain, agricultural scientist
  • May 31 Edward Adamson, art therapist/collector
  • Jun 2 Xiao Hong, Chinese writer (The Field of Life and Death), born in Hulan County, Heilongjiang Province (d. 1942)
  • Jun 3 Mason Gross, Dr/TV professor (Think Fast, Two for the Money)
  • Jun 4 Austin Andrew Wright, sculptor
  • Jun 5 Arthur Vick, vice chancelor (Queens University, Belfast)
  • Jun 5 Charles Fletcher, physician/CEO (ASH)
  • Jun 7 Brooks Stevens, automotive designer (d. 1995)
  • Jun 10 Terence Rattigan, playwright (Winslow Boy, Browning Version)
  • Jun 12 Milovan Djilas, Yugoslavia, writer/politician (New Class)
  • Jun 13 Albert Cleage, famous African
  • Jun 13 Luis W Alvarez, physicist (Nobel-1968) [or Jan 17]
  • Jun 15 W.V. Awdry, British children's writer (d. 1997)
  • Jun 17 Viktor P Nekrasov, Ukrainian author (Vokopach Stalingrada)
  • Jun 20 Lord Brightman, British judge of appeals
  • Jun 23 David Ogilvy, advertising whiz (Ogilvy & Mathers)
  • Jun 24 Ernesto Sábato, Argentinian writer
  • Jun 25 William H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972)
  • Jun 26 Edward Levi, professor (Intro to Legal Reasoning)
  • Jun 27 Alfred Scott Witherbee Jr, US, 3 year old who drowned on Lusitania
  • Jun 27 Paul Eekman, Flemish RC politician (1964- )
  • Jun 29 Bernhard, Germany, Prince (Consort to Queen Juliana of Netherlands)
  • Jun 30 Czeslaw Milosz, Polish/American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980)
  • Jun 30 Virginia Smith, (Rep-R-NB, 1975- )
  • Jul 1 Sergei Sokolov, Soviet marshal
  • Jul 2 Diego Fabbri, Italian, playwright/leader (Vatican movie bureau)
  • Jul 4 Mitch Miller, sing along with Mitch (Yellow Rose of Tx), born in Rochester, New York

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Jul 5 Georges Pompidou, President/Prime Minister of France (1962-74), born in Paris, France (d. 1974)

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Jul 9 Simon Fraser [Shimi], Lord Lovat, Scottish head of clan Fraser and cattle breeder, born in Inverness (d. 1995)
  • Jul 9 Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (d. 1968)
  • Jul 9 John A. Wheeler, American physicist (d. 2008)
  • Jul 10 Djuanda Kartawidjaja, premier of Indonesia
  • Jul 12 Johanna Moosdorf, writer
  • Jul 14 J de Graaf, Dutch ethicist/president (Church & Peace)
  • Jul 15 Juliet Pannett, English portrait painter
  • Jul 15 Lord Shackelton, explorer/government minister
  • Jul 15 Edward Shackleton, English explorer (d. 1994)
  • Jul 17 Yang Jiang, Chinese writer (Six Chapters From My Life ‘Downunder,’), born in Beijing (d. 2016)
  • Jul 18 Alexander Hyatt-King, scholar (Mozart)
  • Jul 21 Jozef Cyrankiewicz, premier Poland (1947..70)

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Jul 21 Marshall McLuhan, Canadian writer (Medium is the Massage), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 1980)

Philosopher of Communication Theory Marshall McLuhan
Philosopher of Communication Theory
Marshall McLuhan
  • Jul 27 Wilfrid Ewart Oulton, airman
  • Jul 27 Rayner Heppenstall, British novelist (d. 1981)
  • Jul 29 Foster Furcolo, 60th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • Jul 29 Iakovos, Archbishop of America (d. 2005)
  • Aug 1 Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), born in Quetta, India (d. 2005)
  • Aug 1 Jackie Ormes, American cartoonist (d. 1985)
  • Aug 7 R Nicholas Ray, Galesville WI, director (Rebel Without a Cause)
  • Aug 9 William A Fowler, US, astrophysicist (Nobel 1983)
  • Aug 10 A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (d. 1993)
  • Aug 11 Alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis)
  • Aug 11 Benny Lee, entertainer
  • Aug 11 Prem Bhatia, journalist
  • Aug 11 Ronald Batty, bookseller
  • Aug 11 Thanom Kittikachorn, general/premier Thailand (1958..73)
  • Aug 13 William Bernbach, Famous Advertiser (d. 1982)
  • Aug 14 Ethel Lois Payne, American civil rights journalist and "1st Lady of the Black Press", born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 14 Pieter Platteel, last governor Neth New-Guinea
  • Aug 17 Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince
  • Aug 17 Jan Lode Cantens, Flemish dramatist (God's Murderer)
  • Aug 22 Somerset de Chair, British writer, MP and poet, born in Somerset (d. 1995)
  • Aug 23 Albert Alberts, writer/journalist (French battle)
  • Aug 23 Carl Dolmetsch, director (Haslemere Festival)
  • Aug 24 Karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister
  • Aug 25 Vo Nguyen Giap (Võ Nguyên Giáp), Vietnamese general and statesman, (d. 2013)
  • Aug 27 Patience Edney, nurse/communist
  • Aug 28 Jose Antonio Giron de Velasco, politician
  • Aug 28 Joseph MAH Luns, foreign minister/secr-general (NATO)
  • Aug 31 Hilde Jarecki, educationist
  • Sep 1 Marinus Ruppert, Dutch chairman (CNV)/trade union leader
  • Sep 2 Romare Bearden, African American painter (d. 1988)
  • Sep 6 Bentley Bridgewater, British Museum secretary
  • Sep 7 Todor C Zjivkov, Bulgaria partizan/premier/president
  • Sep 9 John Gorton, Australian politician (d. 2002)
  • Sep 9 Paul Goodman, American poet and writer (d. 1972)
  • Sep 16 Wilfred Burchett, Australia, communist/writer (Catapult to Freedom)

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Sep 19 William Golding, English novelist (Lord of the Flies-Nobel 1983), born in Newquay, Cornwall (d. 1993)

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding
  • Sep 20 Shriram Sharma Acharya, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1991)
  • Sep 23 Frank Moss, United States Senator from Utah (d. 2003)

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Sep 24 Konstantin Chernenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1984-85), born in Bolshaya Tes, Yeniseysk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1985)

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
  • Sep 25 Eric Williams, first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)
  • Sep 26 Jan F Hampe, pathologist-anatomy (Fabric & Stoflongen)
  • Sep 27 Peter Muir Doig, politician
  • Sep 29 Reginald Victor Jones, CH, FRS natural philosopher
  • Oct 1 Edward P Boland, (Rep-D-MA, 1953- )