Famous Birthdays on June 11

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 231

  • 1403 John IV, Duke of Brabant, born in Arras, France (d. 1427)
  • 1430 Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond and patriarch of the Tudor Dynasty, born in Much Hadham Palace, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1456)
  • 1456 Anne Neville, English queen, wife of Richard III of England, born in Warwick Castle, Warwickshire (d. 1485)
  • 1540 Barnabe Googe, English poet, born in Alvingham, Lincolnshire (d. 1594)

Person of interestBen Jonson

1572 Ben Jonson, English playwright and poet (Volpone, Alchemist), born in London (d. 1637)

Playwright and Poet Ben Jonson
Playwright and Poet
Ben Jonson
  • 1588 George Wither, English writer (Abuses Stript and Whipt), born in Hampshire, England (d. 1667)
  • 1672 Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and amateur composer, born in Padua, Italy (d. 1749)
  • 1696 Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal, born in Inverugie Castle, Scotland (d. 1758)
  • 1697 Francesco Antonio Vallotti, Italian organist, composer and theorist, born in Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1780)
  • 1704 José António Carlos de Seixas, Portuguese composer, born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 1742)
  • 1713 Edward Capell, English critic, born in Troston Hall, Suffolk, England (d. 1781)
  • 1719 Franz K von Velbruck, German free mason/prince-bishop of Luik
  • 1723 Johann Georg Palitzsch, German astronomer, 1st saw Halley's comet on return, born in Prohlis, Dresden, Germany (d. 1788)
  • 1740 Luigi Gatti, Italian composer, born in Lazise, Verona (d. 1817)
  • 1741 Joseph Warren, American physician and soldier, born in Roxbury, Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1775)
  • 1776 John Constable, English landscape painter (Hay Wain), born in East Bergholt, Suffolk, England (d. 1837)
  • 1807 James F. Schenck, American rear admiral (Mexican-American War), born in Franklin, Ohio (d. 1882)
  • 1808 Charles Henry Poor, U.S. Navy Officer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1882)
  • 1815 Julia Margaret Cameron, English photographer born in Calcutta, India (d. 1879)
  • 1816 Robert Huston Milroy, American Major General (Union Army), born in Salem, Indiana (d. 1890)
  • 1822 Samuel Davis Sturgis, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1889)
  • 1823 James Lawson Kemper, Major General (Confederate Army), born in Madison County, Virginia (d. 1895)
  • 1829 Hendrik Gerhard, Founder (Dutch Social-Democratic), born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1886)
  • 1840 Henri Braekeleer, Flemish painter, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1888)
  • 1842 Prince Alfred, Liechtenstein noble and politician, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1907)
  • 1842 Carl von Linde, German engineer and chemist who invented mechanical refrigeration, born in Berndorf, Germany (d. 1934)
  • 1846 William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer, born in Washington, Kentucky (d. 1920)
  • 1847 Millicent Fawcett, English leader of women's rights, born in London (d. 1929)
  • 1861 Sigismund Vladislavovich Zaremba, Ukrainian-Russian composer, born in Zhytomyr, Ukraine (d. 1915)
  • 1863 Eduard David, German politician (constitution of Weimar), born in Ediger-Eller, Germany (d. 1930)
  • 1864 Richard Strauss, German composer (Don Quixote), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1949)
  • 1865 J. H. Leopold, Dutch poet (translated Omar Khayyam), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1925)
  • 1867 Charles Fabry, French physicist, discoverer of ozone layer in upper atmosphere, born in Marseille, France (d. 1945)
  • 1874 Richard Stöhr, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)
  • 1876 Alfred L. Kroeber, American anthropologist and author (Anthropologist looks at History), born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1960)
  • 1877 Renee Vivien, English-born poet, wrote in French, born in London (d. 1909)
  • 1879 Roger Bresnahan, American baseball player, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1944)

Person of interestJeannette Rankin

1880 Jeannette Rankin, American politician, 1st woman elected to US Congress (R-Montana), women's rights advocate and pacifist, born in Missoula, Montana (d. 1973)

1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin
1st Woman Elected to Congress
Jeannette Rankin
  • 1886 David Barnard Steinman, American bridge designer (Hudson, Triborough), born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • 1886 Lillian Fontaine, British actress (Suddenly it's Spring), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 1975)
  • 1888 Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian anarchist (Sacco and Vanzetti Trial), born in Villafalletto, Italy (d. 1927)
  • 1889 Wesley Ruggles, American actor, producer and director (I'm No Angel, Arizona, Too Many Husbands), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1972)
  • 1892 Edward Shanks, British poet and critic, born in London, England (d. 1953)
  • 1894 Dai Vernon [David Frederick Wingfield Verner], Canadian magician, The Professor (d. 1992)
  • 1895 Nikolai Bulganin, Premier of USSR (1955-58), born in Gorky, Russia (d. 1975
  • 1897 Bruno Frei [Benedikt Freistadt], Austrian Marxist journalist, born in Bratislava (d. 1988)
  • 1899 George Frederick McKay, American composer, born in Harrington, Washington (d. 1970)
  • 1899 Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese novelist (Thousand Cranes) and Nobel laureate (1968), born in Osaka (d. 1972)
  • 1900 Lawrence E. Spivak, American news panelist (Meet the Press), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1902 Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, Soviet composer, born in Omsk, Russia (d. 1963)
  • 1903 Ernie Nevers, NFL fullback (Duluth Eskimos, Chicago Cardinals), born in Willow River, Minnesota (d. 1976)

  • 1904 Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, American jazz pianist and singer (Boogie Woogie Piano), born in Troy, Alabama (d. 1929)
  • 1904 Daphne Fielding, British socialite and writer, born in Westminster, London (d. 1997)
  • 1904 Emil František Burian, Czech author and composer, born in Plzeň, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • 1905 Richard Loeb, American murderer of Bobby Franks along with Nathan Leopold, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1936)
  • 1907 Anton Hildebrand, Dutch children's book writer (Man in the Moon), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • 1907 Marino Barreto, Cuban pianist and singer, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Paul Mellon, American philanthropist (Washington National Gallery of Art), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1908 Clifford Leofric Purdy Bishop, Anglican pastor and bishop, born in Cley next the Sea, Suffolk, England (d. 1994)
  • 1910 Carmine Coppola, American composer and conductor (The Godfather II, Apocalypse Now), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)

Person of interestJacques Cousteau

1910 Jacques Cousteau, French oceanic explorer (Calypso), born in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, Gironde, France (d. 1997)

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau
  • 1911 Russ Hodges, American sportscaster (Wednesday Night Fights), born in Dayton, Tennessee (d. 1971)
  • 1912 Mukhtar Ashrafi, Soviet-Uzbek composer, born in Bukhara, Uzbekistan (d. 1975)
  • 1912 William Baziotes, American painter (abstract expressionist), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • 1912 Mary Lavin, Irish author (Tales from Bective Bridge), born in East Walpole, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • 1913 John Elliott Terry, British film financier (National Film Finance Corp) (d. 1995)

Person of interestVince Lombardi

1913 Vince Lombardi, American football coach (Green Bay Packers), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1970)

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi
  • 1914 Gerald Mohr, American actor (The Angry Red Planet, The Sniper, Foreign Intrigue), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1914 Hendrikus Berkhof, Dutch theologist (Church & Emperor), born in Appeltern, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Jack Mann, British fighter pilot and hostage, kidnapped by Islamists in Lebanon in May 1989, born in Northampton, England (d. 1995)
  • 1915 David Kindersley, British stone letter-carver and typeface designer, born in Codicote, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1915 Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1917 James Bostock, English wood engraver and artist, born in Hanley, Staffordshire, England (d. 2006)
  • 1917 Joseph B Wirthlin, American businessmen, religious leader, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2008)
  • 1919 Richard Todd, Irish-born British actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident), born in Dublin (d. 2009)
  • 1920 Bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra, King of Nepal (1955-72), born in Narayanhity Royal Palace, Kathmandu, Kingdom of Nepal (d. 1972)
  • 1920 Hazel Scott, Trinidadian singer and pianist, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)
  • 1920 Irving Howe, American writer and critic (World of Our Fathers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1920 Robert Hutton [Winne], American actor (Torture Garden, Rocket), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1921 Beatrice "Fiet" van Ommeren-Samson, Suriname writer
  • 1921 Michael Meyer, English novelist and translator, born in London (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Erving Goffman, American sociologist (presentation of self in everyday life), born in Mannville, Alberta, Canada (d. 1982)
  • 1922 Michael Cacoyannis, Greek film director (Zorba the Greek, Trojan Women), born in Limassol, Cyprus (d. 2011)
  • 1922 Tony Charmoli, American dancer, choreographer, and director (Dinah Shore, Danny Kaye), born in Mountain Iron, Minnesota
  • 1923 Gerard Vaughan, British psychiatrist and politician (Conservative), born in Portuguese East Africa (d. 2000)
  • 1924 Ed Farhat, American professional wrestler, born in Detroit (d. 2003)
  • 1925 William Styron, American novelist (Confess of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Richard White, New Zealand rugby union player (55 games as an All Black), born in Gisborne, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Brother Dave Gardner, American comedian, drummer and singer, born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 1983)
  • 1926 Carlisle Floyd, American opera composer (Slow Dusk), born in Latta, South Carolina
  • 1926 John Aspinall, English zoo owner and gambling club host, born in Delhi, India (d. 2000)
  • 1927 Beryl Grey, English prima ballerina, born in Highgate, London
  • 1927 Josef Anton Reidl, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Marcus Fox, British Conservative Party MP and chairman (1922 Committee), born in Batley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2002)
  • 1928 Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Spanish Queen of Belgium, born in Zurbano Palace, Madrid, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1928 Gerard van Leijenhorst, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior (CDA), born in Ede, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1930 Anatoli Voronov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 12a backup), born in Orenburg Oblast, Russia (d. 1993)
  • 1930 Charles Rangel, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1971-2017), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931 Kenneth Cameron, Baron Cameron of Lochbroom, Scottish judge, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1931 Audrey Schuh, American operatic soprano, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1932 Athol Fugard, South African anti-apartheid writer (Blood Knot), born in Middelburg, South Africa
  • 1932 Timothy Sainsbury, British politician and businessman

Person of interestGene Wilder

1933 Gene Wilder [Jerome Silberman], American actor ( Blazing Saddles, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2016)

  • 1934 Anthony Evans, British high court judge
  • 1934 Thornton James "Pookie" Hudson, American vocalist (The Spaniels- "Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite"), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Henrik [Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat], Prince Consort of Denmark, born in Talence, Gironde, France (d. 2018)
  • 1935 Fazal-ur-Rehman, Pakistani cricketer (played 1 Test Pakistan v WI 1958), born in Amritsar, India
  • 1935 Earlene Dennis Brown, American shot putter (Olympic bronze 1960), born in Latexo, Texas
  • 1936 Jud Strunk, American singer and comedian (Laugh-In), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1936 Bryan Ingham, English artist, born in Preston, Lancashire (d. 1997)
  • 1937 Luciana Paluzzi, Italian-American actress (Five Fingers, Thunderball), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1937 Chad Everett [Raymon Lee Cramton], American actor (Medical Center, Airplane II), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • 1937 Johnny Brown, American comedian (Good Times, Leslie Uggams), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • 1937 J. Robin Warren, Australian pathologist (Nobel 2005), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1939 Barry Porter, British lawyer and Conservative Party politician (d. 1996)
  • 1939 Christina Crawford, American actress and author (Mommie Dearest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939 Jackie Stewart, Scottish racing driver and sports announcer (27 Grand Prix), born in Milton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
  • 1939 Rachel Heyhoe Flint, English cricket player and journalist, born in Wolverhampton (d. 2017)
  • 1939 Wilma Burgess, American country-pop singer, born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1939 Bernard Purdie, American session drummer, born in Elkton, Maryland
  • 1940 Joey Dee, American singer (Hey Let's Twist, 2 Tickets to Paris), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1940 Michael Wilkes, British commander (UK Field Army), born in Steep, Hampshire (d. 2013)
  • 1942 Somachandra De Silva, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan leg-spinner 1982-84), born in Galle, Sri Lanka

Person of interestHenry Hill

1943 Henry Hill Jr., American mobster and FBI informant (inspired Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • 1943 Buster Mathis, American heavyweight boxer, born in Sledge, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1944 Alan Horworth, British politician (L), first Conservative to change to Labour party, born in London
  • 1944 Barrie Stevens, English-Dutch choreographer (Personals, Young Again), born in London
  • 1944 James "Ox" D A van Hoften, astronaut (STS 11, STS 20), born in Fresno, California
  • 1945 Adrienne Barbeau, American actress (Maude, Swamp Thing), born in Sacramento, California

Person of interestRobert Munsch

1945 Robert Munsch, Canadian children's author (The Paper Bag Princess, Love You Forever), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Children's Author Robert Munsch
Children's Author
Robert Munsch
  • 1946 Jenny Pittman, British racehorse trainer, born in Hoby, Leicestershire
  • 1947 Glenn Leonard, American R&B singer (Temptations), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1947 Henry Cisneros, first Hispanic to serve as mayor of a major U.S. city (San Antonio), later Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton Administration
  • 1947 Laloo Prasad Yadav, Indian politician (Minister of Railways, 2004-09), born in Gopalganj, Bihar, India
  • 1948 Anthony Nelson, British Labour politician, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1948 Skip Alan, English drummer (Them, Pretty Things), born in Westminster, London
  • 1948 Stephen Schnetzer, American actor (Cass Winthrop-Another World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1948 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), born in London (d. 2014)
  • 1949 George Willig, American stuntman (climbed World Trade Center in 1977), born in Queens, New York City
  • 1949 Frank Beard, American country rock drummer (ZZ Top), born in Frankton, Texas
  • 1949 Tom Pryce, British racing driver, born in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales (d. 1977)
  • 1949 Benjamin Vasserman, Estonian graphic artist, born in Sovetsky, Kirov Oblast, Russia
  • 1950 Graham Russell, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1950 Pokey Watson, American 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Mineola, New York
  • 1950 Michael Swan, American actor (Duncan-As The World Turns), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1951 Collis King, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder late 70s), born in Christ Church, Barbados
  • 1951 Maren Seidler, American shot putter (Olympic 11th 1968), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951 Mark D. Siljander, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan (1981-87), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Mithra Wettimuny, Sri Lankan cricketer (brother of Sidath 2 Tests for SL v NZ 1983), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1951 Yasumasa Morimura, Japanese appropriation artist, born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1952 Donnie Van Zant, American rock vocalist (.38 Special), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1953 Peter Bergman, American actor (All My Children, Starland Vocal Band), born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  • 1954 Gary Fencik, American NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 John Dyson, Australian cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman), born in Kogarah, Sydney, Australia
  • 1954 Johnny Neel, American musician, singer and songwriter (Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule, Dickey Betts), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1955 Tony Allcock, English bowls player (World Singles Champion (1986-87, 2002), born in Leicestershire
  • 1955 Yuriy Sedykh, Soviet hammer thrower (Olympic Gold 1976, 80), born in Novocherkassk, Rostov Oblast, Russia

Person of interestJoe Montana

1956 Joe Montana, NFL quarterback (San Francisco 49ers), born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 1957 Bruce Plummer, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 West Coast), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1957 Jamaaladeen Tacuma, American jazz musician, born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1958 Deborah Vidal, Ponce Puerto Rico, LPGA golfer (1994 Oldsmobile-19th)
  • 1958 Kevin Wilkinson, English drummer (The Waterboys), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 1999)

Person of interestHugh Laurie

1959 Hugh Laurie, English actor (Strapless, Dr Gregory House-House), born in Oxford, England

  • 1960 Mehmet Oz, surgeon and TV personality (The Dr. Oz Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1961 María Barranco, Spanish actress
  • 1962 Michael Kenny, WLAF offensive assistant (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1962 Erika Salumäe, Estonian cyclist, Olympian
  • 1963 Max Stevens, Millmeran QLD, Australian golfer
  • 1963 Tommy Barnhardt, NFL punter (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, TB Bucs)
  • 1963 Bruce Kimball, American diver
  • 1963 Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (d. 2000)
  • 1964 Kim Gallagher, 800m runner (Olympic silver 1984), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1964 Jean Alesi, French Formula One driver
  • 1965 Anthony Painter, Milton NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1965 Giola Bruno, rocker (Expose)
  • 1965 Joe Cain, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1965 Manuel Uribe Garza, morbidly obese Mexican
  • 1966 Scott Mellanby, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966 Tiffany Cohen, swimmer (2 Olympic golds 1984), born in Culver City California
  • 1967 Clare Carey, American actress (Coach), born in Rhodesia
  • 1967 John Doherty, American NLB pitcher, born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1967 Mario Chitarroni, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1968 Staci Baldwin, Miss Washington pageant winner, sued when told 27 too old for compete for Miss USA, born in Kirkland, Washington
  • 1968 Sophie Okonedo, English actress (Hotel Rwanda), born in London
  • 1969 Johan Hansma, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1969 Nancy Blogg, Swiss dancer (Josephine)
  • 1969 Peter Dinklage, American actor (Games of Thrones), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1969 Steven Drozd, American drummer
  • 1969 Matt McGrath, American actor
  • 1970 Brock Marion, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1970 Roman Kontsek, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1970 William Selby, Monroeville MI, infielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1970 Chris Rice, American singer-songwriter, born in Clinton, Maryland
  • 1971 Dion Foxx, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1971 Duane Dmytryshyn, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1972 Andrew Peterson, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1972 Joe O'Brien, WLAF defensive tackle (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1973 Lance Johnstone, defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973 Robby Kiger, Encino California, actor (Josh Fox-Crazy Like a Fox)
  • 1973 Tony McKenzie, WLAF guard (London Monarchs)