Famous Birthdays on July 11

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  • 154 Bardaisan [Bardesanes], Syrian astrologer and theologist, born in Edessa, Upper Mesopotamia

Person of interestRobert the Bruce

1274 Robert the Bruce, Scottish king (1306-1329) and national hero, born in Turnberry Castle, Ayrshire (d. 1329)

King of Scotland Robert the Bruce
King of Scotland
Robert the Bruce
  • 1366 Anne of Bohemia, Queen of England and wife of Richard II, born in Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia (d. 1394)
  • 1540 Adolf van Nassau, German son of William I and Juliana of Stolberg, born in Dillenburg, Germany (d. 1568)
  • 1558 Robert Greene, English writer (Friar Bacon), born in Norwich, England (d. 1592)
  • 1561 Luis de Góngora, Spanish poet and writer, born in Córdoba, Spain (d. 1627)
  • 1603 Kenelm Digby, English philosopher and diplomat, born in Gayhurst, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1665)
  • 1628 Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord, born in Mito, Japan (d. 1701)
  • 1657 Frederick I, King of Prussia (1701-13), born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1713)
  • 1662 Maximilian II Emanuel, elector of Bavaria, born in Munich (d. 1726)
  • 1694 Charles-Antoine Coypel, French carpet designer, born in Paris (d. 1752)
  • 1697 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer and cartographer, born in Paris (d. 1782)
  • 1709 Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist and mineralogist, born in Stora Mellösa, Närke (d. 1785)
  • 1723 Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer, born in Bort-les-Orgues, France (d. 1799)
  • 1738 Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen and Governor of the Austrian Netherlands, born in Moritzburg, Electorate of Saxony (d. 1822)
  • 1751 Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Queen consort of Denmark and Norway, born in Leicester House, London, England (d. 1775)
  • 1754 Thomas Bowdler, British physician and writer (Family Shakespeare), born in Ashley, Somerset, England (d. 1825)

Person of interestJohn Quincy Adams

1767 John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States (D) (1825-1829), born in Braintree, Massachusetts (d. 1848)

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams
  • 1801 John Hill Hewitt, American songwriter (A Minstrel's Return from the War), born in NYC, New York (d. 1890)
  • 1810 Eugène Simonis, Belgian sculptor, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1882)
  • 1811 Joseph Lanman, American naval officer (Union Navy), born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1874)
  • 1811 William Robert Grove, Welsh physicist and inventor of the first fuel cell, born in Swansea, Wales (d. 1896)
  • 1816 French-Andries Durlet, Belgian sculptor and architect, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1867)
  • 1824 Adolphe-Abraham Samuel, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1898)
  • 1825 Edward Henry Hobson, American merchant, banker, politician, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Greensburg, Kentucky (d. 1901)
  • 1826 Alexander Afanasyev, Russian ethnographer and folklorist, born in Boguchar, Voronezh Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1871)
  • 1832 Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek politician (Prime Minister of Greece for 7 times from 1875-1895), born in Nafplion, Greece (d. 1896)
  • 1836 Antônio Carlos Gomes, New World composer, born in Campinas, São Paulo, Empire of Brazil (d. 1896)
  • 1837 Paul Lacombe, French composer, born in Carcassonne, France (d. 1927)
  • 1838 John Wanamaker, American merchant (Wanamakers Department Store), pioneer in marketing and Postmaster General, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1922)
  • 1841 Daniël de Lange, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1918)
  • 1841 William Paul Roberts, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Gates County, North Carolina (d. 1910)
  • 1844 Peter I Karadjordjevic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia (1903-21), born in Belgrade, Ottoman Tributary Principality of Serbia (d. 1921)
  • 1846 Léon Bloy, French novelist and essayist, born in Périgueux, France (d. 1917)
  • 1850 Annie Armstrong, American missionary leader, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1938)
  • 1851 Millie & Christine McCoy, American siamese twins born slaves in Whiteville, North Carolina (d.1912)
  • 1857 Iacob Muresianu, Romanian composer, born in Blaj, judetul Alba, Romania (d. 1917)
  • 1860 Johannes van Laar, Dutch chemist (thermodynamics), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1938)
  • 1861 George W. Norris, U.S. Senator noted for his advocacy of political reform and of public ownership of hydroelectric-power plants, born in Sandusky, Ohio (d. 1944)
  • 1862 Liza Lehmann, English composer, born in London (d. 1918)
  • 1864 Petar Danov, Bulgarian spiritual teacher, born in Nikolaevka, Bulgaria (d. 1944)
  • 1866 Richard Beer-Hofmann, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 1945)
  • 1866 Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1953)
  • 1871 Stjepan Radic, founder/leader (Croatian Farmers' Party)
  • 1885 Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor/painter
  • 1886 Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter (d. 1939)
  • 1888 Carl Schmitt, German nazi-lawyer (Verfassungslehre)
  • 1888 Lyman Bryson, Valentine Nebr, educator (UN Casebook)
  • 1889 Alfred E Green, Perris CA, director (Copacabana, Jolson Story)
  • 1890 Arthur W Tedder of Glenguin, British air marshal (WWII)
  • 1890 Georg Annenkov, Russian/French painter

  • 1892 Giorgio Federico Ghedini, Italian composer (Concerto dell'albatro), born in Cuneo, Piedmont (d. 1965)
  • 1892 Thomas Mitchell, American academy award winning actor (Gone with the Wind, High Noon), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1962)
  • 1893 Jack Durston, cricketer (England fast bowler against Australia 1921)
  • 1894 Walter Wanger, [Feuchtwanger], US producer (Stagecoach)
  • 1895 Dolly Wilde, English socialite (d. 1941)
  • 1897 Bull Connor, American law enforcement official (d. 1973)
  • 1898 Hendrik J Pos, Dutch philosopher/CEO (Committee of Watchfulness)
  • 1898 Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], Dutch writer/Radio Orange

Person of interestE. B. White

1899 E. B. White, American writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1985)

Writer E. B. White
Writer
E. B. White
  • 1902 Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58)
  • 1902 Samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Dutch/US phycist
  • 1903 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (d. 1976)
  • 1906 Harry Von Zell, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1906 Herbert Wehner, German communist/anti-communist politician (SPD)
  • 1909 Jacques Clemens, Dutch Catholic priest, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • 1910 Irene Hervey, American actress (Aunt Meg-Honey West), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1910 John Francis Boyd, journalist
  • 1913 Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, American sci-fi author (Space Lords)
  • 1913 Cordwainer Smith, American writer (d. 1966)
  • 1914 Ahti Sonninen, Finnish composer (Pessi and Illusia, Rauhaa, vain rauhaa), born in Kuopio, Finland (d. 1984)
  • 1915 Magda Gabor [Magdolna Gábor], Hungarian actress (Mai lányok, People vs Zsa Zsa Gabor), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1997)
  • 1915 Colin Kelly, American B-17 Flying Fortress pilot and 1st US air hero during WW II, born in Madison, Florida (d. 1941)
  • 1915 George Ivan Smith, diplomat
  • 1916 Gough Whitlam, (ALP) Australia, PM (1972-75)
  • 1916 Howard Brubeck, American composer (Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Orchestra), born in Concord, California (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Reg Varney, English actor
  • 1918 Venetia Burney [Phair], British woman credited with naming Clyde Tombaugh's discovered planet "Pluto" (1930), born in Oxford, United Kingdom (d. 2009)

Person of interestYul Brynner

1920 Yul Brynner, Russian-Swiss actor (The King and I, The Ten Commandments), born in Primorsky Krai, Russia (d. 1985)

  • 1921 Ilse Werner [Ilse Charlotte Still], Dutch-German actress (Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Eugene "Gene" Evans, American actor (My Friend Flicka, Johnny Ringo, Alamo), born in Hollbrook, Arizona (d. 1998)
  • 1924 Claus Bremer, German dramatist, born in Hamburg (d. 1996)
  • 1924 César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (d. 2005)
  • 1924 Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)
  • 1925 Mattiwilda Dobbs, soprano, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Nicolai Gedda, Swedish opera tenor (Opera Two to Six), born in Stockholm (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Ruth Niehaus, German actress, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1926 Patrick Wymark [Cheeseman], British actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia), born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire (d. 1970)
  • 1926 Ralph D Abernathy, American president (SCLC)
  • 1926 Rodolfo Arizaga, composer
  • 1926 Frederick Buechner, American author
  • 1927 Herbert Blomstedt, American conductor (Dresdner Staatskapelle, 1975-85; San Francisco Symphony 1985-95), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1928 Nic Jonk, sculptor/painter (Jonas & the Whale)
  • 1928 Robert Washburn, American composer and teacher, born in Bouckville, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1929 David Kelly, Irish actor (Grandpa Joe-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fawlty Towers), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Hermann Prey, German baritone (d. 1998)
  • 1930 Gregory C Bell, Terre Haute Ind, long jumper (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1930 John Alabaster, cricketer (NZ most prolific leg-spinner with 49 wkts)
  • 1930 Harold Bloom, American literary critic
  • 1931 Tab Hunter [Arthur Andrew Kelm], American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust) and singer (Young Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1931 Hans Klein, politician
  • 1931 Herman de Vries, Dutch sculptor
  • 1931 Thurston Harris, American pop vocalist (The Sharps, Little Bitty Pretty One), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1990)
  • 1931 Tullio Regge, Italian physicist
  • 1932 Alex Hassilev, actor and musician (Limeliters), born in Paris, France
  • 1932 Ron McAnally, horse trainer
  • 1932 Bob McGrath, American actor
  • 1932 Billy Davis, American music producer and songwriter ( I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • 1933 Olga Havlova, political activist

Person of interestGiorgio Armani

1934 Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer (American Gigolo), born in Piacenza, Italy

Fashion Designer Giorgio Armani
Fashion Designer
Giorgio Armani
  • 1935 Oliver Napier, Northern Irish politician
  • 1935 Frederick Hemke, American saxophonist
  • 1937 Pai Hsien-yung, Taiwanese writer
  • 1938 Terry Garthwaite, US guitarist/singer (Joy of Cooking)
  • 1939 Larry Laoretti, Mahopac NJ, PGA golfer (US Seniors Open 1992)
  • 1939 Seth Gaaikema, Dutch night club performer
  • 1940 Rafael Martinez, horse trainer
  • 1940 Terry Patchett, politician
  • 1940 Yvon Charbonneau, French Canadian union leader and politician
  • 1941 Clive Puzey, Zimbabwean racing driver
  • 1942 Tomasz Stańko, Polish trumpeter (Astigmatic), born in Rzeszów, Poland
  • 1943 Susan Seaforth Hayes, actress (Days of our Life, Young & Restless), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1943 Oscar D'León, Venezuelan musician
  • 1944 Bill Boggs, TV host/producer (Midday, Morton Downey Jr Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 Peter de Savary, English financier/multi-millionaire
  • 1944 Myra Gale Brown, former wife of Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1945 Robin Muyser, Dutch bassist (Les Baroques)
  • 1945 Patrick Joseph McGrath, Catholic bishop
  • 1946 John Lawton, British rock singer (Uriah Heep)
  • 1946 Beverly Todd, Ohio, actress (Roots, Having Babies, Redd Foxx Show)
  • 1946 Edward J Markey, (Rep-D-MA, 1976- )
  • 1946 Cuthbert Johnson, Benedictine abbot.
  • 1947 Jeff Hanna, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1947 Bo Lundgren, Swedish politician
  • 1950 Bonnie Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-Jump, I'm So Excited)
  • 1950 Jim Higgs, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1978-81)
  • 1950 Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistani nuclear physicist
  • 1950 Bruce McGill, American actor
  • 1951 Lawrence J Delucas, PhD/astronaut (STS 50), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1951 Sridharan Jeganathan, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)
  • 1952 Stephen Lang, American actor (Another You, Death of a Salesman), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 John Kettley, English weather forecaster

Person of interestLeon Spinks

1953 Leon Spinks, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic gold 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • 1953 Peter Bergman, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, actor (Eat or Be Eaten)
  • 1953 Benny DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • 1954 Butch Reed, American professional wrestler
  • 1955 Sergey Babinov, USSR, ice hockey star (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1956 Sela Ward, Meridian Miss, actress (Hilary-Emerald Point NAS, Sisters)
  • 1957 Michael Rose, rocker (Black Uhuru-Brutal, Positive), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1957 Vince Williams, actor (Hamp-Guiding Light)
  • 1957 Peter Murphy, English singer and musician (Bauhaus), born in Northamptonshire, England
  • 1958 Mark Lester, actor (Oliver!, Prince & Pauper), born in Oxford, England
  • 1958 Ray Dodds, rocker (Fairground Attraction-You Send Me)
  • 1958 Hugo Sánchez, Mexican footballer

Person of interestRichie Sambora

1959 Richie Sambora, American guitarist (Bon Jovi) and boyfriend of Cher and Heather Locklear, born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Rock guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock guitarist
Richie Sambora
  • 1959 Suzanne Vega, rock vocalist (My Name is Luka, Tom's Diner)
  • 1960 David Baerwald American songwriter/composer
  • 1960 Caroline Quentin, British actress (Dorothy in Men Behaving Badly, Jonathan Creek), born in Surrey, England
  • 1960 Ariel Castro, Puerto Rican-born American criminal famous for kidnapping 3 women between 2002-4, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 2013)
  • 1962 Dale Hellestrae, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962 Pauline McLynn, Irish actress
  • 1963 Al MacInnis, Inverness NS, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, St Louis)
  • 1963 Lisa Rinna, American actress (Days of Our Lives, Melrose Place), born in Medford, Oregon
  • 1964 Earl Jones, Inkster Mich, 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • 1964 Craig Charles, English actor
  • 1964 Kyrill, Prince of Preslav, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • 1965 Tony Cottee, English footballer
  • 1965 Ernesto Hoost, Dutch kickboxer
  • 1965 Scott Shriner, American musician (Weezer)
  • 1966 Butch Reid, horse trainer
  • 1966 Debbe Dunning, actress (Tool Time Girl-Home Improvement), born in Burbank, California
  • 1966 Mel Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim-Coming to America)
  • 1966 Rod Strickland, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Wash Wizards)
  • 1966 Greg Grunberg, American actor
  • 1966 Mick Molloy, Australian comedian
  • 1967 Andy Ashby, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1967 Donne Wall, Potosi MO, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1967 Jeff Corwin, American naturalist and TV personality
  • 1968 Esera Tuaolo, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968 Michael Geist, Canadian academic
  • 1969 David Tao, Taiwanese singer-songwriter
  • 1970 Billy Ashley, Taylor MI, outfielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1970 Pubudu Dissanayake, Sri Lanka cricket wicket-keeper (1993)
  • 1970 Justin Chambers, American actor
  • 1971 Brett Hauer, Edina Minn, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1971 Leisha Hailey, American actress and musician (Uh Huh Her)
  • 1972 Jerrott Willard, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1972 Joe Johnson, NFL defensive end (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972 Ken Irvin, NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Jussi 69, Finnish musician (The 69 Eyes)
  • 1972 Steven Richards, Australian racing driver
  • 1973 Albert Guardado Jr, Redlands California, light flyweight boxer (Olymp-96)
  • 1973 Christine Monge, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1973 Konstantinos Kenteris, Greek athlete
  • 1973 Andrew Bird, American musician
  • 1974 Andre Ooyer, soccer player (Ajax/FC Volendam)
  • 1974 Hermann Hreiðarsson, Icelandic footballer
  • 1974 André Ooijer, Dutch footballer
  • 1975 Dawn Piepenbrink, wildrose Wis, pairs skater (& Nick Castaneda)
  • 1975 Samer el Nahhal, Finnish musician (Lordi)