Famous Birthdays on April 11

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Person of interestSeptimius Severus

146 Lucius Septimius Severus, Roman Emperor (193-211), born in Leptis Magna, modern day Libya (d. 211)

Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
Roman Emperor
Septimius Severus
  • 1348 Andronikos IV Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor, born in Constantinople, Byzantine Empire (d. 1385)
  • 1370 Frederick I the Warlike, Elector of Saxony, born in Dresden, Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1428)
  • 1374 Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, heir to the throne of England, born in Usk, Monmouthshire (d. 1398)
  • 1492 Marguerite of Navarre, Queen of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre, born in Angoulême, France (d. 1549)
  • 1586 Pietro Della Valle, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1652)
  • 1592 John Eliot, English parliament leader, born in Port Eliot, Cornwall, England (d. 1632)
  • 1638 Diogo Dias Melgaz, Portuguese composer, born in Cuba, Alentejo, Portugal (d. 1700)
  • 1661 Antoine Coypel, French painter and poet, born in Paris (d. 1722)
  • 1681 Anne Danican Philidor, French composer (Concert Spirituel), born in Paris (d. 1728)
  • 1682 Jean-Joseph Mouret, French composer, born in Avignon, France (d. 1738)
  • 1715 John Alcock, English composer and organist, born in London (d. 1806)
  • 1721 David Zeisberger, Moravian clergyman and missionary, born in Zauchtenthal, Moravia (d. 1808)
  • 1722 Christopher Smart, English poet & journalist (Ceremony of Carols), born in Shipbourne, England (d. 1771)
  • 1735 Pierre Nicolas La Houssaye, French violinist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1818)
  • 1755 James Parkinson, English physician (First description of Parkinson's disease) and political activist, born in Shoreditch, London (d. 1824)
  • 1769 Johann Georg Lickl, Austrian composer, born in Korneuburg, Austria (d. 1843)

Person of interestGeorge Canning

1770 George Canning, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1827) and Foreign Secretary, born in London, England (d. 1827)

British Prime Minister George Canning
British Prime Minister
George Canning
  • 1772 Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author and poet (El Duque de Viseo), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1857)
  • 1775 Charles-Francois Dumonchau, French pianist and composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1820)
  • 1779 Louise Reichardt, German composer, born in Berlin, Prussia (d. 1826)
  • 1793 Nicolaas Christiaan Kist, Dutch Reformed theologian and church historian, born in Woerden, Netherlands (d. 1859)
  • 1794 Edward Everett, American statesman and orator, born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1865)
  • 1798 Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (radiant light), born in Parma, Italy (d. 1854)
  • 1801 Claude Tillier, French journalist and writer (My Uncle Benjamin), born in Clamecy, Nièvre, France (d. 1844)
  • 1810 Henry Rawlinson, British army officer and scholar, born in Chadlington, England (d. 1895)
  • 1815 Clara Fey, German Roman Catholic Nun and the founder of the Sisters of the Poor Child Jesus, born in Aachen, Prussia (d. 1894)
  • 1825 Ferdinand Lassalle, French socialist and political activist (Allgemeiner), born in Breslau, Prussia (d. 1864)
  • 1837 Elmer E. Ellsworth, American soldier, the first Union officer killed in the American Civil War, born in Malta, New York (d. 1861)
  • 1838 Joseph Leopold Röckel, German composer, born in London (d. 1908)
  • 1840 John Conrad Nordqvist, Swedish composer, born in Vänersborg, Älvsborg County, Sweden (d. 1920)
  • 1854 Hugh Massie, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman of the 1880's), born in Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia (d. 1938)
  • 1856 Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricketer (dominant England bat late 19th cent), born in New Lenton, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1903)
  • 1856 Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India, born in Moorslede, Belgium (d. 1893)
  • 1859 Basil Harwood, English organist and composer, born in Woodhouse, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1949)
  • 1862 Charles Evans Hughes, American statesman, Republican politician and 11th Chief Justice of Supreme Court (1930-41), born in Glens Falls, New York (d. 1948)
  • 1862 William W Campbell, American astronomer and Director of Lick Observatory, born in Hancock County, Ohio (d. 1938)
  • 1866 Carla Ford, wife of industrialist Henry Ford
  • 1866 Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet, born in Beaufort, Australia (d. 1953)
  • 1867 John Paulus Lotsy, Dutch botanist and geneticist (Resumptio Genetics), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1931)
  • 1867 Mark Keppel, Superintendent of Los Angeles County Schools from 1902-1928, born in Butte County, California (d. 1928)
  • 1869 Kasturba Gandhi, Wife of Mohandas Gandhi, born in Gujarat, India (d. 1944)
  • 1869 Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor, born in Mandal, Norway (d. 1943)
  • 1873 Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1955)
  • 1876 Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist, born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1958)
  • 1879 Leendert Round, Dutch sculptor (entrance Rotterdam Zoo)
  • 1881 Harvey Bartlett Gaul, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1945)
  • 1883 Leonard Mudie, British actor (Magnetic Monster, British Intelligence), born in Cheetham, England (d. 1965)
  • 1888 Donald Calthrop, British actor (Blackmail, Scrooge, Rome Express), born in London, England (d. 1940)
  • 1889 Nick LaRocca, American jazz coronetist and composer (Tiger Rag), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1961)
  • 1890 Donna Rachele Mussolini, wife of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, born in Predappio, Romagna, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1979)

  • 1893 Dean Acheson, American statesman and U.S. Secretary of State (1949-53), born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 1971)
  • 1893 Johannes Theodoor Thijsse, Dutch director of Delft Hydraulics Laboratory, born in Amsterdam (d. 1984)
  • 1896 Léo-Paul Desrosiers, Quebec novelist (Les Engagés du Grand Portage), born in Berthier, Canada (d. 1967)
  • 1897 Caspar Neher, Austrian-German set designer and librettist, born in Augsburg, Germany (d. 1962)

Person of interestPercy Lavon Julian

1899 Percy Lavon Julian, African American chemist who received 130 patents, pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants, born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1975)

  • 1900 Sándor Márai, Hungarian writer (A gyertyák csonkig égnek), born in Kassa, Hungary (d. 1989)
  • 1901 Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer and manufacturer (typewriter), born in Ivrea, Italy (d. 1960)
  • 1901 Glenway Wescott, American writer (Apartment in Athens), born in Kewaskum, Wisconsin (d. 1987)
  • 1901 Theodor Rogalski, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1954)
  • 1902 Quentin Reynolds, American newscaster (Its News to Me) and author (FBI), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1904 Arthur Ernest Mourant, British hematologist, born in La Hougue Bie, Jersey (d. 1994)
  • 1904 Paul McGrath, American actor (Witness, No Time for Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)
  • 1905 József Attila, Hungarian poet, born in Ferencváros, Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1937)
  • 1906 Dale Messick [Dalia Messick], American cartoonist (Brenda Starr, Reporter), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2005)
  • 1907 Paul Douglas, American actor (Adventure Theater, Clash by Night), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)
  • 1907 William Henry Swinburne, music teacher
  • 1907 Ivor Spencer-Thomas, English farmer, entrepreneur and inventor, born in Llanymynech, Powys (d. 2001)
  • 1908 Karel Ančerl, Czechoslovak conductor (Prague/Toronto), born in Tučapy, Czech Republic (d. 1973)
  • 1908 Leo Rosten, American writer and humourist (Joys of Yiddish), born in Łódź, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1908 Masaru Ibuka, Japanese electronics industrialist (Sony Corp), born in Nikkō City, Japan (d. 1997)
  • 1910 António de Spínola, Portuguese general and conservative President of Portugal (1974), born in Estremoz, Portugal (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Henry William Collins, English artist, born in Colchester, Essex (d. 1994)
  • 1912 John Larkin, American actor (Saints & Sinners, The Satan Bug, 12 O'Clock High), born in Oakland, California (d. 1965)
  • 1913 Oleg Cassini, American fashion designer (for Jackie Kennedy), born in Paris, France (d. 2006)
  • 1914 Norman McLaren, Scottish-Canadian film animator and director, born in Stirling, Scotland (d. 1987)
  • 1915 Pat Hanlon, British cyclist, born in Newport, Cardiganshire (d. 1997)
  • 1916 Alberto E Ginastera, Argentine composer (Panambi), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1983)
  • 1916 Dan Fortmann, American football guard (Chicago Bears), born in Pearl River, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Howard W. Koch, American producer and director (Frankenstein, Airplane II), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1917 Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster, born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1993)
  • 1917 David Westheimer, American novelist (Von Ryan's Express), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1918 Jean-Claude Servan-Schreiber, French journalist, born in Paris
  • 1918 Richard Wainwright, English politician, Liberal MP for Colne Valley (1966–70), born in Leeds (d. 2003)
  • 1918 William Perrie, British prison governor
  • 1919 Hugh Carey, American politician and attorney (Gov-D-NY), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1919 Sir Raymond Carr, English historian and warden (St Antony's College Oxford), born in Bath, Somerset
  • 1920 Marlen Haushofer, Austrian writer (The Wall), born in Frauenstein, Austria (d. 1970)
  • 1920 Emilio Colombo, Italian Prime Minister (1970-72), born in Potenza, Basilicata (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Jeff Stollmeyer, Trinidad and Tobago cricketer (WI batsman pre/post-war), born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad (d. 1989)
  • 1921 Martin Buckmaster, 3rd Viscount Buckmaster, British diplomat
  • 1921 Jim Hearn, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Alexander Raichev, Bulgarian composer, born in Lom, Bulgaria (d. 2003)
  • 1922 Antoine Blondin, French writer (L'Europe buissonnière), born in Paris (d. 1991)

Person of interestEthel Kennedy

1925 Ethel Kennedy, American human-rights campaigner (wife of Bobby Kennedy), born in Chicago, Illinois

Bobby Kennedy's Wife Ethel Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife
Ethel Kennedy
  • 1925 Johan van Zonderen, Dutch painter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1996)
  • 1925 Oscar De Ville, CEO (Meyer International)
  • 1925 Rik Kuijpers, Belgian director (Sea gulls die in the harbor), born in Mortsel, Belgium
  • 1925 Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman and founder of Quebecor, born in Montreal (d. 1997)
  • 1926 Gervase de Peyer, British clarinetist, born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Robert Hall Lewis, American composer, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Victor Bouchard, Canadian pianist and composer, born in Quebec City, Canada (d. 2011)
  • 1927 Domenico Guaccero, Italian composer, born in Palo de Colle, Italy (d. 1984)
  • 1929 Lawrence Coughlin, American lawyer and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1930 Clive Exton, British scriptwriter and playwright, born in Islington, London
  • 1930 James Ferman, American director and secretary (British Board of Film Classification), born in New York (d. 2002)
  • 1930 Joseph Burnett-Stuart, CEO (Robert Fleming Holdings)
  • 1930 Kazuo Fukushima, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo
  • 1930 Nicholas F. Brady, American politician and U.S. Secretary of Treasury (1988-93), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930 Bill Hefner, American politician, Democratic U.S. Congressman from North Carolina, born in Elora, Tennessee (d. 2009)
  • 1930 Anton LaVey, American founder of the Church of Satan, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • 1931 Johnny Sheffield, American actor (Boy-Tarzan Finds a Son), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2010)
  • 1931 Koichi Sugiyama, Japanese composer and conductor, born in Tokyo
  • 1932 Francis G. Neubeck, USAF pilot and astronaut, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1932 Joel Grey, [Joe Katz], American actor (Cabaret, Remo Williams, 7% Solution), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1932 Max Schubel, American composer (Opus One Records), born in New York (d. 2010)
  • 1933 Tony Brown, American journalist (Tony Brown's Journal), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • 1934 Dame Anne Poole, chief nursing officer (Department of Health)
  • 1934 Mark Strand, American poet, editor and translator (Another Republic), born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada (d. 2014)
  • 1934 Richard A Garland, artist/photographer
  • 1935 Father Abraham [Pierre Kartner], Dutch singer (Smurf Song), born in Elst, Netherlands
  • 1935 Richard Berry, African-American singer and musician (Louie Louie), born in Extension, Louisiana (d. 1997)

Person of interestRichard Kuklinski

1935 Richard Kuklinski, American mafia hit-man, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • 1936 Janet Allen, Headmistress (Benenden School)
  • 1938 Michael Deaver, Reagan Administration Deputy White House Chief of Staff, born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2007)
  • 1938 Kurt Moll, German bass opera singer, born near Colonge (d. 2017)
  • 1939 Louise Lasser, American actress (Mary Hartman! Mary Hartman!), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941 Frederick "Rick" Hauck, American astronaut (STS-7, STS 51-A, STS-26), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1941 Ellen Goodman, American political columnist (Pulitzer 1980), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1942 Anatoly Nikolayevich Berezovoi, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-5), born in Enem, Russia (d. 2014)
  • 1943 Egbert Dommering, Dutch lawyer
  • 1943 John Montagu, 11th Earl of Sandwich, British entrepreneur, politician and nobleman
  • 1944 John Milius, American screenwriter (Red Dawn, 1941, Big Wednesday), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1944 R. J. B Knight, British deputy director (National Maritime Museum)
  • 1947 Michael Hindley, British politician, Member of the European Parliament, born in Blackburn, England
  • 1947 Michael Wright, British academic, Vice-Chancellor of Aston University
  • 1947 Peter Riegert, American actor (Animal House, Crossing Delancey), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Uli Edel, German film director (Last Exit to Brooklyn), born in Neuenburg am Rhein, South Baden, Germany
  • 1947 Meshach Taylor, American actor, born in Altadena, CA, (d. 2014)
  • 1947 Lev Bulat, Russian physicist, born in Chernovtsy, Ukraine
  • 1948 Marcello Lippi, Italian football coach, born in Viareggio, Italy
  • 1949 Carl Franklin, American actor (Devil in a Blue Dress), born in Richmond, California
  • 1949 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director, born in Neuburg an der Donau, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1950 Bill Irwin, American actor (My Blue Heaven, Scenes From a Mall), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1951 Robbie House, American rocker (Snuff)
  • 1951 Doris Angleton, American socialite and murder victim (d. 1997)
  • 1951 Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts), born in United Kingdom (d. 2007)
  • 1951 James Patrick Kelly, American sci-fi author (Think Like a Dinosaur), born in Mineola, New York
  • 1952 Michael Daly, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 BC Winter Tour), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1952 Michael Shea, American director and actor (The Fugitive, The Wild Wild West, Mission: Impossible), born in Queens, New York
  • 1952 Peter Windsor, English motor racing journalist and reporter, born in Reigate, Surrey, England
  • 1953 Andrew Wiles, British mathematician (number theory), born in Cambridge, England
  • 1953 Guy Verhofstadt, 47th Prime Minister of Belgium (1999-2008), born in Dendermonde, Belgium
  • 1953 Branimir "Johnny" Štulić, Croatian rock singer (Azra), born in Skopje, Yugoslavia
  • 1955 Michele Scarabelli, Canadian actress (Jo Santini-Airwolf, Alienation, Dallas), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1955 Piers J Sellers, English astronaut and climate scientist, born in Sussex (d. 2016)
  • 1955 Kevin Brady, American politician (Rep Texas (R) 1997-), born in Vermillion, South Dakota
  • 1957 Everton Mattis, West Indian cricketer (WI batsman early 80's), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1957 John Castellanos, American actor (John Silva-Young & Restless), born in San Diego, California
  • 1958 Sally Clark, New Zealand equestrian 3 day event (Olympic silver 1996), born in Feilding, New Zealand
  • 1958 Stuart Adamson, Scottish rock vocalist and guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland), born in Manchester, England (d. 2001)
  • 1958 Brynn Hartman, American actress and murderer, born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota (d. 1998)
  • 1960 Jeremy Clarkson, English journalist and broadcaster (Top Gear), born in Doncaster, England
  • 1961 Lucky Vanous, American model (GQ, Diet Coke), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1961 Doug Hopkins, American musician and songwriter (Gin Blossoms), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1993)
  • 1961 Vincent Gallo, American actor, director, writer (Buffalo '66, The Brown Bunny), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1962 Terry Hoage, American NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals), born in Ames, Iowa
  • 1963 Eddy Moya, actor, born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1963 Elizabeth Smylie, tennis star (1987 Oklahoma City), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1963 Chris Ferguson, American professional poker player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Billy Bowden, New Zealand cricket umpire, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1964 Steve Azar, American singer and songwriter, born in Greenville, Mississippi
  • 1964 Bret Saberhagen, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • 1964 Johann Sebastian Paetsch, American cellist and musician, born in Colorado Springs
  • 1966 David Richards, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1966 Kara McGaw, Canadian softball rightfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966 Lisa Stansfield, English pop singer (Around the World), born in Manchester, England
  • 1966 Mark Higgs, American football running back (Arizona Cardinals), born in Owensboro, Kentucky
  • 1966 Steve Scarsone, American baseball infielder (SF Giants), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1966 Mason Reese, American actor (Underwood Deviled Ham), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 Dustin Patrick Runnels, American professional wrestler (Goldust), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1967 Lachlan Dreher, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1967 Mark Seay, American football wide receiver (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Stefan Johnstown, Norwegian speed walker (world record 20 km)
  • 1967 Wendel Suckow, American luger (Olympics 1994), born in Marquette, Michigan
  • 1968 Eric Moten, NFL guard and tackle (San Diego Chargers), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1968 Sergei Lukyanenko, Russian sci-fi author (Labyrinth of Reflections), born in Karatau, Kazakhstan
  • 1969 Gavin Briant, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1993), born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 1969 J Nick Adamson, Freeport Bahamas, US laser sailor (Olymp-21st-1996)
  • 1969 Janeth Arcain, Brazilian basketball forward (Houston Comets), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1969 Jesse Campbell, American football safety (NY Giants, Washington Redskins), born in Washington, North Carolina
  • 1969 Cerys Matthews, Welsh singer and songwriter (Catatonia), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1969 Chisato Moritaka, Japanese singer, born in Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan
  • 1970 Delroy Pearson, English rock vocalist (Five Star-Between the Lines), born in Islington, London
  • 1970 Joe Vitiello, infielder (KC Royals), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Sean Bergman, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1970 Trevor Linden, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Canucks, NY Islanders), born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
  • 1970 Johnny Messner, American actor (Tears of the Sun), born in Syracuse, New York

Person of interestOliver Riedel

1971 Oliver Riedel, German musician (Rammstein), born in Schwerin, Germany

Musician Oliver Riedel
Musician
Oliver Riedel
  • 1971 Vicellous Reon Shannon, American actor (The Hurricane), born in Memphis, Tennessee