Famous Birthdays on March 11

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 228

  • 1544 Torquato Tasso, Italian Renaissance poet (Aminta, Apologia), born in Sorrento, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1595)
  • 1549 Henric/Hendrik Spieghel, Dutch Renaissance writer and poet (Hertspiegel)
  • 1596 Isaac Elsevier, book publisher
  • 1654 Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer
  • 1683 Giovanni Veneziano, composer
  • 1725 Henry Benedict Stuart, pretender to the throne of Great Britain (d. 1807)
  • 1730 Otto Friedrich Müller, Copenhagen, Danish Naturalist who was a pioneer in the study of microorganisms including bacteria, diatoms, and infusoria
  • 1731 Robert Treat Paine, judge, signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 1738 Benjamin Tupper, Continental Army officer, and pioneer to the Ohio Country (d. 1792)
  • 1781 Anthony Philip Heinrich, composer
  • 1785 John McLean, American Supreme Court Justice (1829-61) and Postmaster General, born in Morris County, New Jersey (d. 1861)
  • 1787 Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (d. 1852)
  • 1793 Jan F Willems, Flemish writer/philologist
  • 1811 Marsena Rudolph Patrick, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hounsfield, New York (d. 1888)
  • 1811 Urbain Jean Joseph le Verrier, co-discoverer (Neptune)
  • 1812 James Speed, Atty Gen (Union), (d. 1887)

  • 1812 William Vincent Wallace, composer
  • 1818 John Wilkins Whitfield, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Franklin, Tennessee (d. 1879)
  • 1819 Henry Tate, English sugar producer (Tate Gallery)
  • 1819 Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer/choreographer (Don Quiotte)
  • 1822 Allison Nelson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1832 Franz Melde, German phyicist (Melde test)
  • 1832 William Ruffin Cox, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1919)
  • 1840 Edmund Kirby Jr, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brownville, New York(d. 1863)
  • 1846 Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet
  • 1860 Thomas Hastings, American architect (NY Public Library), born in NYC, New York
  • 1863 Andrew Stoddart, cricketer (My Dear Victorious Stod)
  • 1863 Wobbe de Vries, Dutch linguist
  • 1870 Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (d. 1946)
  • 1870 Herm McFarland, American MLB outfielder (first grand slam in AL history), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1935)
  • 1872 Abraham van Stolk Jzn, lumber merchant/art collector
  • 1873 David Horsley, English-born film executive (d. 1933)
  • 1876 Charles "Carl" Ruggles, American composer (Evocations), born in Marion, Massachusetts (d. 1927)
  • 1876 David Wijnkoop, Dutch revolutionary socialist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1941)
  • 1879 Justus Hermann Wetzel, composer
  • 1879 Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph tests)
  • 1880 Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenecist (d. 1943)
  • 1884 Jan Lemaire, Dutch writer and actor (Village by the River, Beautiful Juliet), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1884 Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (d. 1974)
  • 1885 Malcolm Campbell, British racing motorist (world land and water speed record holder), born in London, England (d. 1948)
  • 1887 Raoul Walsh, American film director (Thief of Baghdad, Battle Cry), (d. 1980)

  • 1890 Vannevar Bush, developed 1st electronic analogue computer
  • 1892 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II)
  • 1895 Shemp Howard [Samuel Horwitz], American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1955)
  • 1897 Henry Dixon Cowell, Menlo Park California, composer (New Musical Resources)
  • 1898 Dorothy Gish, American film actress (Orphans of the Storm), born in Massillon, Ohio (d. 1968)
  • 1899 Frederick IX, [Christian FFMKWG], King of Denmark (1947-72)
  • 1902 Josef Martin Bauer, writer
  • 1903 Dorothy Schiff, American owner and publisher (NY Post), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1903 George Dickinson, cricketer (bowled for NZ in their 1st 3 Tests)
  • 1903 Lawrence Welk, American accordionist and orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Strasburg, North Dakota (d. 1992)
  • 1903 Ronald Syme, New Zealand classicist and historian, born in Eltham, New Zealand (d. 1989)

Person of interestJames Franklin Hyde

1903 James Franklin Hyde, American inventor who created silica, born in Solvay, New York (d. 1999)

  • 1904 Cornelis Jan Bakker, Dutch/US nuclear physicist
  • 1904 Maurits Wertheim, Dutch writer (Isaac De Fuentes)
  • 1906 Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer
  • 1907 Eleni Gatzoyiannis, heroine (saved her kids)
  • 1907 Helmuth J von Moltke, German politician (July 20th plot)
  • 1907 Jessie Matthews, British actress (Gangway, First a Girl), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1907 Margaret Herbison, British minister (Labour)
  • 1910 Robert H G Havemann, German chemist
  • 1911 Alan Gifford [John Lennox], American actor (Time Lock, 2001: A Space Odyssey), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • 1911 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, Scottish diplomat soldier politician, author and an inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond, born in Cairo
  • 1912 Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar
  • 1912 Xavier Montsalvatge, Spanish composer (El gato con botas)
  • 1913 John Jacob Weinzweig, Canadian composer (The Enchanted Hill; Red Ear Of Corn), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2006)
  • 1913 Thomas Gray, English professor & anaesthetist
  • 1915 Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, born in Hannover (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Vijay Hazare, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1946-54)
  • 1915 J. C. R. Licklider, American computer scientist and Internet pioneer (d. 1990)

Person of interestHarold Wilson

1916 Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1964-70, 1974-76), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 1995)

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • 1916 Ezra Jack Keats, children's literature author (d. 1983)
  • 1917 Robert L Carter, Caryville, Florida, American civil rights activist and judge (Brown v. Board of Education, NAACP v. Alabama) (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Mercer Ellington, son of Duke Ellington, American composer & bandleader, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1996)
  • 1920 D J Enright, England, poet/novelist (Some Men are Brothers)
  • 1920 Henry Marking, CEO (British Airways)
  • 1920 Kenneth Dover, chancellor (St Andrews University)
  • 1921 Astor Piazzolla, Argentinian banodeonist & composer (Tango Nuevo), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 1992)
  • 1921 F. M. Busby, American sci-fi author (Star Rebel)
  • 1921 Frank Harary, American mathematician (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Abdul Razak bin Hussain, premier of Malaysia (1970-77)
  • 1922 Thom Kelling, Dutch singer/guitarist (Programa de Manha)
  • 1922 Vinnette Carroll, American actress and 1st African-American woman to direct on Broadway (1972: Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1922 José Luis López Vázquez, Spanish actor, director and comedian (La Cabina, Travels With My Aunt), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2009)
  • 1922 Cornelius Castoriadis, Greek philosopher and economist, born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1923 Louise Brough, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1948-50, 55), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2014)
  • 1923 Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Swiss writer, born in Thalwil, Zurich (d. 1952)
  • 1923 Ad[rianus C] de Besten, Dutch literary (River Basin)
  • 1923 Morschi Mirando, [Thomas Weiss], German/Dutch gypsy artist
  • 1925 James Miskin, QC/recorder of London
  • 1926 Adrienne Keith Cohen, travel editor
  • 1926 Ilhan Mimaroglu, composer
  • 1926 Patricia Tindaole, England, architect

Person of interestRalph Abernathy

1926 Ralph Abernathy, American civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), born in Linden, Alabama (d. 1990)

Civil Rights Activist Ralph Abernathy
Civil Rights Activist
Ralph Abernathy
  • 1926 Thomas Starzl, American surgeon, performed 1st successful liver transplant, born in Le Mars, Iowa (d. 2017)
  • 1927 Alan Betts, emeritus professor (Royal Veterinary College)
  • 1927 Raymond Jackson, [Jaki], British cartoonist
  • 1927 Robert Mosbacher, US politician(?)
  • 1927 Ron Todd, British trade unionist
  • 1928 Albert Salmi, American character actor (Caddyshack, Daniel Boone, 79 Park Avenue), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1928 Peter Roger Hunt, director (Dr No), born in London, England
  • 1929 Erskine Childers, unofficial/civil servant
  • 1929 Jackie McGlew, cricketer (dour South African opening bat of the 50')
  • 1929 Timothy Carey, American actor (Paths of Glory, The Killing), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1930 David Gentleman, designer/painter
  • 1931 Peter Walters, CEO (Midland Bank)

Person of interestRupert Murdoch

1931 Rupert Murdoch, Australian-born American media mogul (NY Post, News of the World, FOX-TV), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch
  • 1932 Nigel Lawson, British government official (The Power Game)
  • 1932 Valerie French, British actress (Jubal), born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • 1932 Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (d. 2007)
  • 1933 Terry J Hatter Jr, American judge in California

  • 1934 George Stamatoyannopoulos, Greece, medical genetics researcher
  • 1934 Joep Straesser, composer (Blossom songs, Ramasasiri)
  • 1934 Sam Donaldson, ABC White House correspondent (Prime Time), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1934 Sydney Burke, cricketer (South African quick, 11 wkts on Test debut v NZ 1961)
  • 1935 Sandra Milo, Italian actress
  • 1936 Antonin Scalia, 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986-2016), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1937 John Ward, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests 1964-68)
  • 1937 Carlos Larrañaga, Spanish actor
  • 1937 Milan Vukcevich, Yugoslavian chemist and a grandmaster of chess problem composition, born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 2003)
  • 1938 Malcolm Keith Speed, British high court judge
  • 1939 Lorraine Hunt, American businesswoman, and former Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • 1939 Leonardo "Flaco" Jiménez, American Tex-Mex accordionist, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1940 Alberto Cortez, Argentinian singer
  • 1942 Peter Eyre, actor (Hedda)
  • 1942 Charles Swan, American actor
  • 1944 Ric Rothwell, drummer (Mindbenders-Games of Love)
  • 1945 Harvey Mandel, rock guitarist (Drei Amerikanische LP's)
  • 1945 Timothy Mason, consultant (British Arts Council)
  • 1945 Tricia O'Neal, actress (Piranha Part II), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1945 Dock Ellis, American baseball player
  • 1946 Brigitte Fossey, French actress (Man Who Died Twice), born in Tourcoing France
  • 1947 Geoffrey Hunt, Australia, world-champion squash player
  • 1947 Mark Stein, singer/organist/keyboardist (Vanilla Fudge)
  • 1948 Dominique Sanda [Varaigne], French actress (The Conformist, 1900, First Love), born in Paris, France
  • 1948 George Kooymans, Dutch guitarist/singer (Golden Earring)
  • 1948 Roy Barnes, 80th Governor of Georgia
  • 1948 César Gerónimo, Dominican baseball player
  • 1948 Jan Schelhaas, English musician (Caravan, Camel), born in Liverpool
  • 1949 Richard de Bois, Dutch drummer/producer
  • 1950 Bobby McFerrin, American vocalist and conductor (Don't Worry Be Happy-Grammy 1989), born in New York, New York
  • 1950 Jerry Zucker, American director (Airplane, Naked Gun), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Person of interestDouglas Adams

1952 Douglas Adams, English author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2001)

  • 1952 Susan Richardson, Coatesville Pa, actress (Susan-8 is Enough)
  • 1953 Bernie LaBarge, Canadian musician
  • 1954 Gale Norton, 48th United States Secretary of the Interior
  • 1955 [Kater]Nina Hagen, German actress (Blue Angel), born in East Berlin, German DR
  • 1956 Curtis L Brown Jr, NC, astronaut (STS 47, STS 66, 77, 85, sk:95)
  • 1956 D. J. MacHale, American author and television writer
  • 1956 Rob Paulsen, American voice actor
  • 1957 The Lady Chablis [Benjamin Knox], American transgender entertainer (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), born in Quincy, Florida (d. 2016)

  • 1957 Cheryl Lynn, American singer
  • 1957 Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Leningrad, Soviet Union, Chess Grandmaster, (d. 2012)
  • 1957 Qasem Soleimani, Iranian general in the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, born in Kerman, Iran
  • 1958 Anissa Jones, American actress (d. 1976)
  • 1958 Jim Pinkerton, American pundit
  • 1958 Flemming Rose, Danish journalist
  • 1958 Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, interim President of Iraq
  • 1960 Christophe Gans, French film director
  • 1961 Bruce Watson, Ontario Canada, rock guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)
  • 1961 Mike Percy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
  • 1961 Elias Koteas, Canadian actor
  • 1962 Jeffrey Nordling, American actor
  • 1962 Peter Berg, American film actor, director and producer
  • 1962 Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, Somali diplomat and 9th President of Somalia (2017-present), born in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • 1963 Alexandra "Alex" Kingston, British actress (Doctor Who, ER, The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders), born in Epsom, Surrey, England
  • 1964 Shane Richie, British actor (EastEnders, Flushed Away), born in Harlesden, London
  • 1964 Emma Chambers, British actress (The Vicar of Dibley, Notting Hill), born in Doncaster, England (d. 2018)
  • 1964 Vinnie Paul, American drummer (Pantera), born in Abilene, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1965 Eric Jelen, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1965 Jesse Jackson, Jr., American politician
  • 1965 Wallace Langham, American actor
  • 1965 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, British television presenter
  • 1966 Pavel Petrovich Mukhortov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1966 Ralph Tamm, NFL guard/center (Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs)
  • 1966 Steve Reed, MLB pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Andrew Zesers, Australian cricketer (1987 World Cup)
  • 1967 Bill Houlder, Thunder Bay, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1967 John Barrowman, Scottish-American actor, singer, presenter and writer (Captain Jack Harkness-Doctor Who), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1967 Brad Carson, American politician
  • 1969 Dan Lacroix, NHL left wing (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1969 John Fina, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1969 Terrence Howard, American actor
  • 1969 Soraya, Colombian-American singer (d. 2006)
  • 1970 Delia Gallagher, American journalist
  • 1971 Jiri Vykoukai, Olomouc CZ, hockey player (Team Czech Rep, Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1971 Martin Rucinsky, Most Cze, NHL left wing (Canadiens, Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1971 Johnny Knoxville, American television personality
  • 1972 Carl Greenwood, NFL cornerback (NY Jets)
  • 1972 Jamal Duff, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, Wash Redskins)
  • 1973 Tony Veland, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973 Martin Hiden, Austrian footballer
  • 1974 Billy Granville, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1974 Jon Dalton, the infamous "Jonny Fairplay" from the 7th and 16th season of Survivor
  • 1975 Cedric Henderson, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1975 Shawn Springs, cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1975 Eric the Midget [Eric S. Lynch], Rodeo, California, American radio personality
  • 1976 Thomas Gravesen, Danish footballer
  • 1977 Andre Nickatina, American rapper
  • 1977 Becky Hammon, WNBA player