Famous Birthdays on December 11

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 206

  • 1465 Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese 9th shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1489)

Person of interestLeo X

1475 Leo X [Giovanni de' Medici], Italian Pope (1513-21), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1521)

Pope Leo X
Pope
Leo X
  • 1566 Manuel Cardoso, Portuguese composer, born in Fronteira (d. 1650)
  • 1676 Johann Georg Weichenberger, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1740)
  • 1709 Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, Queen consort of Spain, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1742)
  • 1712 Francesco Algarotti, Italian art collector and encyclopedist (Viaggio in Russia), born in Venice (d. 1764)

Person of interestGeorge Mason

1725 George Mason, American statesman (Bill of Rights), born in Fairfax County, Colony of Virginia (d. 1792)

American Statesman George Mason
American Statesman
George Mason
  • 1757 Charles Wesley, English organist and composer, born in Bristol (d. 1834)
  • 1758 Carl Friedrich Zelter, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1832)
  • 1761 Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian philosopher and physicist, born in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy (d. 1835)
  • 1781 David Brewster, Scottish physicist and inventor (kaleidoscope), born in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland (d. 1868)
  • 1783 Max von Schenkendorf, German poet, born in Tilsit, East Prussia (d. 1817)
  • 1793 Pietro Antonio Coppola, Italian composer, born in Enna, Italy (d. 1877)
  • 1797 Hiram Paulding, American Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in Cortlandt, New York (d. 1878)
  • 1801 Christian Dietrich Grabbe, German dramatist, born in Detmold, Lippe (d. 1836)
  • 1803 Hector Berlioz, French composer (Symphony Fantastic), born in La Côte-Saint-André, France (d. 1869)

  • 1810 Alfred de Musset, French writer (Un Caprice, Bettine), born in Paris, France (d. 1857)
  • 1835 Adolf Stoecker, German conservative politician, and reformer who founded the German Christian Social Party, born in Halberstadt, Germany (d. 1909)
  • 1838 Emil Rathenau, German industrialist (AEG), born in Berlin (d. 1915)
  • 1838 Whitney Eugene Thayer, American composer, born in Mendon, Massachusetts (d. 1889)
  • 1838 John Labatt, Canadian brewer and businessman (Labatt Brewing Company), born in Westminster Township (d. 1915)
  • 1840 Namık Kemal, Turkish poet and author (Fatherland-1872), born in Tekirdağ, Ottoman Empire (d. 1888)

Person of interestRobert Koch

1843 Robert Koch, German pioneering bacteriologist (TB, cholera, Nobel Prize 1905), born in Clausthal, Hanover (d. 1910)

Microbiologist Robert Koch
Microbiologist
Robert Koch
  • 1849 Ellen Key, Swedish author and feminist (Courageous Woman), born in Gladhammar Parish, Västervik Municipality, Sweden (d. 1926)
  • 1855 Julian Edwards, American composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 1910)
  • 1856 Georgy Valentinovich Plekhanov, Russian revolutionary theorist, born in Gudalovka, Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1858 Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Russian theatre director, born in Ozurgeti, Georgia (d. 1943)

Person of interestAnnie Jump Cannon

1863 Annie Jump Cannon, American stellar spectroscopist (Harvard-classification), born in Dover, Delaware (d. 1941)

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon
Astronomer
Annie Jump Cannon
  • 1868 Ernst Henrik Ellberg, Swedish composer, born in Söderhamn, Sweden (d. 1948)
  • 1873 Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician, born in Bled, Austria-Hungary (d. 1967)
  • 1874 Paul Wegener, German actor and director (The Golem, The Student of Prague), born in Arnoldsdorf, West Prussia, Germany (d. 1948)
  • 1876 Mieczysław Karłowicz, Polish composer, born in Vishnyeva, Belarus (d. 1909)
  • 1880 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer, born in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1951)
  • 1882 Fiorello La Guardia, American politician (Mayor-R- 1933-45), born in NYC, New York (d. 1947)
  • 1882 Max Born, German physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1882 Subramania Bharati, Indian poet and independence activist, born in Ettayapuram, Tirunelveli district, British India (d. 1921)
  • 1889 Paul Kornfeld, Czech playwright, born in Prague (d. 1942)

Person of interestWalter Knott

1889 Walter Knott, American farmer who created the Knott's Berry Farm amusement park in California and introduced the boysenberry to America, born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1981)

Farmer and Creator of Knott's Berry Farm Walter Knott
Farmer and Creator of Knott's Berry Farm
Walter Knott

Person of interestCarlos Gardel

1890 Carlos Gardel, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1935)

  • 1895 Eddie Dowling, American actor (Rainbow Man, Anywhere USA), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1976)
  • 1898 Nils Johan Einar Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn), born in Karlstad, Sweden (d. 1961)

  • 1899 Vera von der Heydt, German psychoanalyst, born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • 1904 Joe Coral [Joseph Kagarlitski], British bookmaker (Gala Coral Group), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1996)
  • 1904 Marge, American cartoonist (created Little Lulu), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • 1905 Eugen Fink, German philosopher, born in Konstanz, German Empire (d. 1975)
  • 1905 Gilbert Roland [Luis Alonso], Mexican actor (Juarez, Barbarosa), born in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico (d. 1994)
  • 1905 Koos van de Griend, Dutch composer, born in Kampen, Netherlands (d. 1950)
  • 1905 Robert Henriques, English writer (100 Hours to Suez) (d. 1967)
  • 1906 Birago Diop, Senegalese writer and ambassador (Leurres et Lueurs), born in Dakar, French West Africa (d. 1989)
  • 1907 Norbert Rosseau, Belgian composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 1908 Elliott Cook Carter Jr, American composer (Tom & Lily), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1909 Ronald McKie, Australian author (The Mango Tree), born in Toowoomba, Queensland (d. 1991)
  • 1909 John Wyer, English sports car racing team manager, born in Kidderminster, England (d. 1989)
  • 1910 Robert Grieve, Scottish civil servant and planner, born in Glasgow (d. 1995)
  • 1910 Noel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1937)
  • 1911 Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian novelist (Palace Walk, Sugar Street) and first Arabic writer to win a Nobel Prize (1988), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2006)
  • 1912 Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (Marriage Italian Style, Doctor Zhivago), born in Magenta, Lombardy (d. 2007)
  • 1913 Jean Marais, French actor (Donkey Skin, Orpheus), born Cherbourg, Manche, France (d. 1998)
  • 1915 Anna van Beers [Graeve], Dutch actress (A Woman like Eve, Diary of a Hooker), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1917 Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban bandleader and musician, born in Matanzas, Cuba (d. 1989)

Person of interestAleksandr Solzhenitsyn

1918 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer (Cancer Ward, Nobel 1970), born in Kislovodsk, Russia (d. 2008)

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 1919 Marie Windsor [Emily Marie Bertelson], American actress (The Bounty Hunter, Double Deal), born in Marysvale, Utah (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Eddy Firestone, American radio, television, and film actor (Mixed Doubles), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Maila Nurmi [Syrjäniemi], Finnish-American actress (The Vampira Show), born in Gloucester, Massachusetts or Petsamo, Finland (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Grace Paley, American poet, political activist and teacher (1970 Arts & Letters Award), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Peter Birch, American choreographer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1922 Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer, born in Peristeri, Athens (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Dilip Kumar [Muhammad Yusuf Khan], Indian Bollywood actor known as the "Tragedy King" and one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema (Jwar Bhata), born in Peshawar, British India
  • 1923 Betsy Blair [Elizabeth Boger], American actress (Marty, A Double Life), born in Cliffside Park, New Jersey (d. 2009)
  • 1925 Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist (Nobel 2000), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, American rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter (Hound Dog, Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt), born in Ariton, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • 1926 Richard Devon, American character actor (Magnum Force, Battle of Blood Island), born in Glendale, California (d. 2010)
  • 1927 Stein Eriksen, Norwegian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1952), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2015)
  • 1927 John Buscema, American comics artist (Conan the Barbarian), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1928 Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuban filmmaker (Muerte de un burócrata), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1996)
  • 1929 Subhash "Fergie" Gupte, Indian cricketer (brilliant Indian leg-spinner), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2002)
  • 1930 Jean-Louis Trintignant, French actor and director (Man & a Woman, Z), born in Piolenc, Vaucluse, France
  • 1930 Leonard Friedman, British-Lithuanian violinist (Scottish Baroque Ensemble), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1930 Chus Lampreave [María Jesús Lampreave Pérez], Spanish actress (Volver, Belle Époque), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Indian leader of the Rajneesh movement, born in Kuchwada Village, Raisen district, Bhopal State, British India (d. 1990)

Person of interestRita Moreno

1931 Rita Moreno [Rosita Dolores Alverío], Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress (West Side Story), born in Humacao, Puerto Rico

Singer/Dancer/Actress Rita Moreno
Singer/Dancer/Actress
Rita Moreno
  • 1932 Anne Heywood, English actress (The Fox), born in Handsworth, Birmingham, England
  • 1932 Wynn Irwin, American actor (Lotsa Luck, Sugar Time), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Ernst van Altena, Dutch author and interpreter (Chansons van Earnest), born in Amsterdam (d. 1999)
  • 1933 Aquilino Pimentel, Jr., Filipino politician (23rd President of the Senate of the Philippines), born in Claveria, Misamis Oriental, Philippine Islands
  • 1934 Salim Durani, Indian cricketer (successful Indian batsman of 60's), born in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • 1935 Femke Boersma, Dutch actress (Verjaring, Pastorale 1943), born in Amsterdam
  • 1935 Ron Carey, American actor (Barney Miller), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1935 Pranab Mukherjee, Indian politician, 13th President of India (2012-17), born in Mirati, British India
  • 1935 Ferdinand A. Porsche, German car designer (Porsche 911), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Hans van den Broek, Dutch politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs), born in Paris
  • 1936 Taku Yamasaki, Japanese politician (Minister of Construction), born in Dalian, Kwantung Leased Territory, China
  • 1937 Adriaan Vlok, South African politician (Minister of Law & Order (1986-91), born in Sutherland, South Africa
  • 1937 Jim Harrison, American poet and novelist (Legends of the Fall), born in Grayling, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Enrico Macias, Algerian-French singer, born in Constantine, Algeria
  • 1938 McCoy Tyner, American jazz pianist (John Coltrane Quartet), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1939 David Gates, American rock vocalist (Bread-Baby I'm A Want You), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1939 Thomas McGuane, American writer (Colf Feet, Tom Horn, Missouri Breaks), born in Wyandotte, Michigan
  • 1939 Tom Hayden, American civil rights and antiwar activist and politician (Rep-D-Ca), born in Royal Oak, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1940 Donna Mills, American actress (Knots Landing, Incident), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1941 Max Baucus, American politician (11th United States Ambassador to China), born in Helena, Montana
  • 1941 Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Bilthoven, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • 1942 Karen Susman, American tennis pro (Wimbledon 1962), born in San Diego, California
  • 1942 Derek Parfit, British philosopher who specialized in problems of personal identity, rationality and ethics, born in Chengdu, China (d. 2017)

Person of interestJohn Kerry

1943 John Kerry, US Secretary of State (2013-17) and 2004 presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, born in Aurora, Colorado

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • 1944 Brenda Lee, American singer (I'm Sorry), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1944 David Ashley White, American composer and educator, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1944 Lynda Day George, American actress (Casey-Mission Impossible), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • 1944 Teri Garr, American actress (Mr. Mom, Young Frankenstein), born in Lakewood, Ohio (or 1947)
  • 1944 Jon Garrison, American tenor, born in Higginsville, Missouri
  • 1946 Rick McCosker, Australian cricketer (fine Australian opener 1975-80), born in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia

  • 1947 Tom Fuccello, American actor (Dave-Dallas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1948 Elizabeth Baur, American actress (Fran-Ironside, Teresa-Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1948 Stamatis Spanoudakis, Greek composer, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1950 Christine Onassis [Andreadis], American-born Greek heiress (Aristotle's daughter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Robert Cochran, American skier (Olympics 1972), born in Claremont, New Hampshire
  • 1952 Susan Seidelman, American film director (Desperately Seeking Susan), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953 Bess Armstrong, American actress (Julia-On Our Own, 4 Seasons, Jaws), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1953 Peter Isacksen, American actor (CPO Sharkey, Jessie), born in Fullerton, California
  • 1954 Bradley Dub Bryant, American PGA golfer (1995 Walt Disney), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1954 Jermaine Jackson, American singer (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1954 Sylvester Clarke, West Indian cricketer (West Indian fast bowler & brick-thrower), born in Christ Church, Barbados
  • 1954 Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson, Icelandic musician, born in Iceland
  • 1954 Santiago Creel, Mexican politician (Secretary of the Interior), born in Mexico City
  • 1955 Stu Jackson, NBA coach (NY Knicks (1989-90), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 Lani Brockman, American actress and theatre director, born in Seattle
  • 1958 Regina Marsikova, Czech tennis player, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1958 Nikki Sixx [Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr.], American musician (Mötley Crüe), born in San Jose, California
  • 1959 David Iwasaki-Smith, Australian golfer, born in Warragul, Victoria
  • 1959 Jean-Louis Lamarre, Canadian golfer (Quebec PGA-1982, 85)
  • 1959 Tina Gayle, American cowboy cheerleader and actress (Kathy-Chips), born in Frankfurt
  • 1959 Lisa Gastineau, American reality show star, born in Rockland County, New York
  • 1960 Danny Mijovic, Canadian Tour golfer (1984 Mexican), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 1960 Mary Beth Zimmerman, American LPGA golfer (1987 Henredon Classic), born in Mount Vernon, Illinois
  • 1960 Rachel Portman, English film composer, born in Haslemere, England
  • 1961 Mike Henneman, American baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • 1961 Marco Pierre White, English chef and restaurateur (youngest chef ever to have been awarded three Michelin stars), born in Leeds, England
  • 1961 Darryl Jones, American musician (Rolling Stones), born Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962 Curtis Williams, American rocker (Kool & The Gang)
  • 1962 Ejo Elburg, Dutch soccer player (Pax, NEC)
  • 1962 Kim Linehan, American swimmer (1979 1500m World record), born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1962 Ben Browder, American actor (Farscape), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1962 Paul Haslinger, Austrian musician and composer, born in Linz, Austria
  • 1962 Nele Karajlić, Bosnian singer (Zabranjeno pušenje), born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 1963 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, German tennis star, born in Saarbrücken, West Germany
  • 1963 John Lammers, Dutch soccer player (NAC), born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • 1963 Mark Greatbatch, New Zealand cricketer (big-hitting NZ opener), born in Auckland
  • 1963 Jon Brion, American musician and record producer, born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey
  • 1964 Dave Gagner, Canadian NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada
  • 1964 Justin Currie, Scottish rock vocalist and bassist (Del Amitri), born in Glasgow
  • 1964 Thomas Howard, American baseball outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Middletown, Ohio

  • 1964 Michel Courtemanche, French Canadian comedian (A New Comic is Born), born in Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • 1964 John Mark Karr, American who claimed involvement in JonBenét Ramsey case
  • 1964 Dave Schools, American musician (Widespread Panic), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1964 Cosy Sheridan, American singer (The Pomegranate Seed)
  • 1965 Jay Bell, American infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Eglin AFB, Florida
  • 1965 Laurie Carr, American playmate (December 1986), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1966 Terry Sharpe, rocker (The Adventures, Starjets-Starjets)
  • 1966 Gary Dourdan, American actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1966 Leon Lai, Chinese-born Hong Kong actor and singer, born in Beijing, China
  • 1967 Davidson Matyczuk, Candian golfer (Thunder Bay-1986, 87), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 1967 Jackie Gallagher-Smith, LPGA golfer, born in Marion, Indiana
  • 1967 Katy Steding, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1967 Richard Stemp, English cricketer (Yorkshire & England A left-arm spinner), born in Erdington, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 1967 Chris Shepherd, English film director, born in Anfield, Liverpool, England
  • 1967 DJ Yella, American DJ and music producer (N.W.A), born in Compton, California
  • 1968 Derek Bell, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1968 Mark Dailey, American 1.5k runner, born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1969 Stig Inge Bjørnebye, Norwegian footballer, born in Elverum, Norway
  • 1969 Vishwanathan Anand, Indian chess grandmaster, born in Mayiladuthurai, India
  • 1969 Sean Grande, American sportscaster, born in New York City, New York
  • 1969 Alessandro Melli, Italian footballer, born in Agrigento, Italy
  • 1970 Danan Hughes, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1970 Doug Nussmeier, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1970 Errict Rhett, NFL running back (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Pembroke Pines, Florida
  • 1970 Victoria Fuller, American playmate (January 1996), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1971 Cedric Ihalauw, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Geleen, Netherlands
  • 1971 Willie McGinest, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1972 Daniel Alfredsson, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1972 Francisco Rodriguez, American pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1972 Robert Robinson, CFL defensive linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1972 Dana Macsim, Romanian television news reporter, born in Piatra Neamt, Romania
  • 1973 Erin Moorad, America pairs skater (& Richard Gillam), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973 Luke Casserly, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1973 Ralph Intranuovo, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers), born in East York, Toronto, Canada
  • 1974 Kevin Devine, American football cornerback and kick returner (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1974 Rey Mysterio, American professional wrestler, born in Chula Vista, California
  • 1974 Ben Shephard, English TV personality, born in Epping, Essex, United Kingdom
  • 1975 Gerben de Knegt, Dutch cyclist, born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • 1975 Tomoka Kurotani, Japanese actress, born in Kita-ku, Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • 1976 Shareef Abdur-Rahim, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Marietta, Georgia
  • 1977 Mark Streit, Swiss ice hockey player, born in Englisberg, Switzerland
  • 1978 Celine Sciamma, French film director (Tomboy), born in Paris, France
  • 1979 Rider Strong, American actor, writer and director (Boy Meets World), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1980 Arya [Jamshad Cethirakath], Indian actor, born in Trikaripur, Kerala
  • 1981 Javier Saviola, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1981 Hamish Blake, Australian comedian, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1981 Paul Medhurst, Australian rules footballer, born in Western Australia, Australia
  • 1981 Zacky Vengeance, American musician (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Olympia, Washington
  • 1982 Pablo Pérez Companc, Argentine racing driver, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina