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Famous Birthdays on November 11

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 236

  • 995 Gisela of Swabia, Holy Roman Empire Empress as wife of Holy Roman Emperor Conrad II (d. 1041)

Person of interestHenry IV

1050 Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1084–1105), born in Goslar, Kaiserpfalz (d. 1106)

Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV
Holy Roman Emperor
Henry IV
  • 1154 Sancho I, King of Portugal (1185-1212), born in Coimbra, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 1212)
  • 1155 Alfonso VIII the Noble, King of Castile and Toledo (1158-1214), born in Soria, Spain (d. 1214)
  • 1220 Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France, born in Poissy, France (d. 1271)
  • 1493 Bernardo Tasso, Italian courtier and poet, born in Bergamo, Venice (d. 1569)

Person of interestParacelsus

1493 Paracelsus, Swiss physician and alchemist (Zinc, Laudanum), born in Einsiedeln, Switzerland (d. 1541)

Physician and Alchemist Paracelsus
Physician and Alchemist
  • 1523 Joachim Hopperus, Frisian lawyer and politician, born in Sneek, Friesland (d. 1576)
  • 1569 Martin Ruland the Younger, German physician and alchemist, born in Lauingen, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1611)
  • 1579 Frans Snyders, Flemish painter of animals, born in Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1657)
  • 1599 Ottavio Piccolomini, Italian nobleman and marshal, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1656)
  • 1633 George Savile, 1st marquis of Halifax and author (Character of a Trimmer), born in Thornhill, West Yorkshire, England (d. 1695)
  • 1636 Yan Ruoqu, Chinese scholar of Qing dynasty, born in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China (d. 1704)
  • 1657 Guido Starhemberg, Austrian earl and fieldmarshal (Turkish Wars), born in Graz, Austria (d. 1737)
  • 1668 Johann Albert Fabricius, German classical scholar and bibliographer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1736)
  • 1679 Firmin Abauzit, French scholar and scientist, born in Uzès, Kingdom of France (d. 1767)

  • 1688 Lorenzo Somis, Italian composer and violinist, born in Turin (d. 1775)
  • 1690 Gerhard Hoffmann, German composer, born in Rastenberg, Thuringia
  • 1696 Andrea Zani, Italian composer and violinist, born in Casalmaggiore, Cremona Province (d. 1757)
  • 1722 Johann Philipp Sack, German composer, born in Harzgerode, Germany (d. 1763)
  • 1724 Willem Arnold Alting, Dutch governor-general of Dutch East Indies (1780-97), born in Groningen, Dutch Republic (d. 1800)
  • 1731 Carl Joseph Toeschi, German composer, born in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1788)
  • 1736 Johann Heinrich Schepp, German-Dutch engraver, born in Diez, Germany
  • 1743 Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist, born in Jönköping, Sweden (d. 1828)
  • 1748 Carlos IV (English: Charles], King of Spain (1788-1808), born in Portici, Italy (d. 1819)
  • 1767 Bernhard Romberg, German cellist, composer and royal chaplain bandmaster, born in Dinklage, Germany (d. 1841)
  • 1771 Ephraim McDowell, American physician and surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery), born in Rockbridge, Virginia (d. 1830)
  • 1788 Mikhail Vielgorsky, Russian composer (d. 1856)
  • 1791 Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councillor, born in Olten, Switzerland (d. 1855)
  • 1792 Mary Anne Disraeli, English wife of Benjamin Disraeli, born in Brampford Speke, Devon, England (d. 1872)
  • 1811 Ben McCulloch, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Rutherford County, Tennessee (d. 1862)

Person of interestFyodor Dostoyevsky

1821 Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime and Punishment, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man) who helped shape literary modernism and existentialism, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1881)

  • 1832 Paolo Giorza, Italian-Australian composer, born in Milan (d. 1914)
  • 1836 Thomas Bailey Aldrich, American editor and writer (The Story of a Bad Boy), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (d. 1907)
  • 1852 Franz Graf Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austro-Hungarian field marshal, born in Penzing, Vienna, Austrian Empire (d. 1925)
  • 1858 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian diarist and painter, born in Gavrontsi, Russian Empire (d. 1884)

  • 1863 Paul Signac, French painter (developed the technique called pointillism with Georges Seurat), born in Paris (d. 1935)
  • 1864 Alfred Hermann Fried, German pacifist (Nobel 1911-co-founder of the German peace movement), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1921)
  • 1864 George Washington Crile, American surgeon (conducted the first direct blood transfusion and studied the effects of surgical shock), born in Chili, Ohio (d. 1943)
  • 1868 Édouard Vuillard, French painter and graphic artist, born in Cuiseaux, Saône-et-Loire, France (d. 1940)

Person of interestVictor Emmanuel III

1869 Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy (1900-46), Emperor of Ethiopia and King of the Albanians, born in Naples (d. 1947)

King of Italy Victor Emmanuel III
King of Italy
Victor Emmanuel III
  • 1870 Nils Kjær, Norwegian playwright (Det evige Savn), born in Holmestrand, Norway (d. 1924)
  • 1872 Maude Adams, American actress (Baldwin's Theatre-Peter Pan), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1953)
  • 1872 David I. Walsh, 46th Governor of Massachusetts, born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1947)
  • 1875 Vesto Slipher, American astronomer who provided the first evidence to support the expanding-universe theory, born in Mulberry, Indiana (d. 1969)
  • 1882 Gustav VI Adolf, King of Sweden (1950-73), born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1973)
  • 1883 Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor (Ruilles de Printemps), born in Vevey, Switzerland (d. 1969)

Person of interestGeorge S. Patton

1885 George S. Patton, American WWII general (Sicily, Italy and Normandy) known as "Old Blood & Guts", born in San Gabriel, California (d. 1945)

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • 1887 Roland Young, British-born American actor, born in London, England (d. 1953)
  • 1888 Abul Kalam Azad, 1st Minister of Education in the Indian government, born in Makkah, Hejaz Vilayet, Ottoman Empire (d. 1958)
  • 1891 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (Boston Braves), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1954)
  • 1893 Alceu Amoroso Lima, Brazilian essayist, activist and founder of the Brazilian Christian Democracy, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1983)
  • 1894 Aaron Avshalomov, Russian-born Jewish composer, born in Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, Russia (d. 1965)
  • 1894 Winifred Kingston, British silent screen actress (The Squaw Man, Davy Crockett), born in England (d. 1967)
  • 1895 Beulah Ecton Woodard, African-American sculptor, born in Frankfort, Ohio (d. 1955)
  • 1895 Jakov Gotovac, Croatian composer, born in Split, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • 1897 Gordon Allport, American psychologist (personalities), born in Montezuma, Indiana (d. 1967)
  • 1898 Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle, German Jesuit priest and Buddhism Zen teacher, born in Nieheim, Westphalia, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1990)
  • 1898 René Clair, French film director (I Married a Witch, It Happened Tomorrow), born in Paris (d. 1981)
  • 1899 Pie Traynor, American baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), born in Framingham, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • 1899 Pat O'Brien, American actor (Knute Rockne, Angels with Dirty Faces), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1983)
  • 1900 Hugh Scott, American lawyer and politician (Senate Minority Leader 1969-77), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • 1900 John Longden, British actor (Man From Interpol), born in the West Indies (d. 1971)
  • 1901 Sam Spiegel, American film producer (On the Waterfront, The Bridge on the River Kwai), born in Jarosław, Austrian Poland (d. 1985)
  • 1901 F. Van Wyck Mason, American historian and author (Three Harbours), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1903 Charles Bruce Perry, Professor of Medicine (Bristol University) (d. 1996)
  • 1903 Thomas Allibone, English physicist (Manhattan Project, high-voltage particle acceleration), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England (d. 2003)
  • 1904 J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (one of the founders of homotopy theory), born in Madras, India (d. 1960)
  • 1905 Israel Aaron Maisels, South African lawyer and communal leader, born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1994)

Person of interestJoseph Gilbert Hamilton

1907 Joseph G. Hamilton, American physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis, born in Waverley, Massachusetts (d. 1957)

  • 1909 Robert Ryan, American actor (Billy Budd, Dirty Dozen, Longest Day), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • 1910 Franz Kemser, German 4 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1952), born in Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1910 Frida Knight, English Communist activist and author (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Israel Eldad, Israeli Revisionist Zionist philosopher and member of the pre-state underground group Lehi, born in Pidvolochysk, Galicia (d. 1996)

Person of interestRaemer Schreiber

1910 Raemer Schreiber, American physicist (Manhattan Project) who helped develop the first atomic bomb during World War II and prepared the Fat Man bomb that was used in the bombing of Nagasaki, born in McMinnville, Oregon (d. 1998)

Physicist Raemer Schreiber
Raemer Schreiber
  • 1911 Patric Knowles [Reginald Lawrence Knowles], British actor (Chisum, Arnold, Mutiny), born in Horsforth, Yorkshire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1912 Cissie Elizabeth Charlton, football matriarch
  • 1912 Thomas C. Mann, American diplomat (U.S. Ambassador to Mexico), born in Laredo, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1913 German Leont'yevich Zhukovsky, composer
  • 1913 Peter Black, English TV critic, born in Thames Ditton, Surrey, England (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Daisy Bates, American civil rights activist and publisher, born in Huttig, Union County Arkansas (d. 1999)
  • 1914 Hansje Toussaint [Hermina A Schenk], Dutch singer (Sing of the Cross), born in Den Helder, Netherlands (d. 1984)
  • 1914 Howard Fast, American screenwriter (Rachel & the Stranger, Spartacus), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Perry Richardson Bass, American heir, investor and philanthropist, born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1914 Henry Wade, American lawyer (Dallas County District Attorney 1951-87), born in Rockwall County, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1915 Bernhard Heiliger, German artist and sculptor, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1995)
  • 1915 William Proxmire, American politician (Sen-D-WI, 1957-88), born in Lake Forest, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • 1916 Eladio Rusconi, writer/publisher/businessman
  • 1917 Julien-François Zbinden, Swiss composer, born in Rolle, Switzerland
  • 1917 Mack Reynolds, American sci-fi author (Earth War), born in Corcoran, California (d. 1983)
  • 1918 Jürg Baur, German composer, born in Düsseldorf (d. 2010)

  • 1918 Stubby Kaye [Bernard Solomon Kotzin], American actor (Guys & Dolls, Lil' Abner, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1919 Kalle Päätalo, Finnish novelist (Iijoki), born in Taivalkoski, Finland (d. 2000)
  • 1921 Terrel Bell, American politician (2nd United States Secretary of Education 1981-84), born in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho (d. 1996)

Person of interestKurt Vonnegut

1922 Kurt Vonnegut Jr, American author (Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2007)

  • 1924 Piet van der Sanden, Dutch journalist and politician (CDA), born in Gouda, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • 1924 Rusi Modi, Indian cricketer (strong Indian batsman in post-War years), born in Bombay, India (d. 1996)
  • 1925 Jonathan Winters, American comedian (J Winters Show, Mork & Mindy), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1925 June Whitfield, English comedian (Terry and June, Absolutely Fabulous), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • 1925 John Guillermin, British film director (The Towering Inferno), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Owen Sound, Ontario (d. 1998)
  • 1926 Richard "Dick" Tufeld, American voice actor (Lost in Space), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian racing car driver (first woman to complete in Formula One), born in Naples (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Leonard Wolfson, Baron Wolfson, English businessman and multi-millionaire
  • 1927 Mose Allison, American jazz artist (Black Country Suite), born in Tippo, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Arthur Cunningham, American composer, born in Piermont, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1928 Edward Zorinsky, American (Sen-D-NB, 1976-88), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1987)
  • 1928 Ernestine Anderson, American jazz vocalist and blues singer, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Trevor Meale, New Zealand cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v England 1958), born in Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2010)
  • 1928 Carlos Fuentes, Mexican author (The Death of Artemio Cruz), born in Panama City, Panama (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Gracita Morales, Spanish actress (Operation Mata Hari), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1995)
  • 1929 H M Enzensberger, writer
  • 1929 LaVern Baker, R&B vocalist (I Cried a Tear), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1930 Kenneth Fleetwood, fashion designer
  • 1930 Hank Garland, American guitar virtuoso (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Hugh Everett, American physicist (d. 1982)
  • 1930 Vernon Handley, English conductor
  • 1931 Fortney H [Pete] Stark, (Rep-D-CA, 1973- )
  • 1932 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1933 Marlene VerPlanck [Pampinella], American jazz and pop vocalist, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1934 Elzbieta Krzesinska, Polish long jumper (Olympic gold 1956)

  • 1934 Paula Myers-Pope, American platform diver, 2 silver, 1 bronze (Oly 1952-60)
  • 1935 Birgitta "Bibi" Andersson, Swedish actress (Persona, Wild Strawberries), born in Kungsholmen, Stockholms län, Sweden (d. 2019)
  • 1936 Susan Kohner, actress (Imitation of Life, Gene Krupa Story), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937 Buddy Jimmy Lee Land Ace, singer
  • 1937 Warner Wolf, sportscaster (WABC-TV, WCBS-TV), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1937 Stephen Lewis, Canadian politician and diplomat
  • 1938 Narvel Felts, country singer
  • 1938 John Reilly, actor (Sean-General Hospital, Dallas, Hamptons), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1938 Josef Odozil, Czech, 1500m (Olympic silver 1964)
  • 1938 Roger Laver, [Jackson], rock keyboardist (Tornados)
  • 1938 Haruhiro Yamashita, Japanese gymnast
  • 1939 Claudia Boyarskikh, USSR, 5K/10K cross country (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1939 Denise Alexander, American actress (Mary McKinnon-Another World, Lesley Webber-General Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Barbara Boxer, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-92/Sen-D-CA, 1993-2017), born in New York City
  • 1942 Roy Fredericks, cricketer (brilliant WI lefty opener 169 v Aust 1975)
  • 1943 Jan Adamski, Polish International Chess Master (1976)
  • 1943 Karin Kent, [Janneke Kanteman], Dutch singer
  • 1944 Kemal Sunal, Turkish actor
  • 1945 Chris Dreja, rocker (Yardbirds), born in London, England

Person of interestDaniel Ortega

1945 Daniel Ortega, Nicaraguan politician (President of Nicaragua, 1985-90, 2007-present), born in La Libertad, Nicaragua

President of Nicaragua and Revolutionary Leader Daniel Ortega
President of Nicaragua and Revolutionary Leader
Daniel Ortega
  • 1945 Niaz Ahmed, cricketer (1st & last East Pakistani to play Test cricket)
  • 1945 Vince Martell, American rock guitarist (Vanilla Fudge), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Bryan 'Pop' Robson, English soccer forward (Newcastle, West Ham), born in Sunderland, County Durham
  • 1946 Len "Chip" Hawkes, English musician (the Tremeloes)
  • 1946 Corrine Brown, American politician convicted on corruption charges (Rep-D-Florida 1993-2017), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1946 Vladimir Alekseyevich Soloviyov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10, T-15, TM-10), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1947 Brad Lee Sexton, bass guitarist
  • 1947 Callum Alexander MacDonald, historian
  • 1947 Pat "Dirty" Daugherty, rocker (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • 1948 Vincent Schiavelli, actor (Playroom, Waiting for the Light)

  • 1949 Kathy Postlewait, American golfer (4-time LPGA Tour winner), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1950 Jim Peterik, rocker (Survivor)
  • 1950 Otis Armstrong, NFL running back (Denver Broncos), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950 Mircea Dinescu, Romanian poet
  • 1950 Ed Ordynski, Australian rally driver
  • 1951 Fuzzy Zoeller, American golfer (US Masters 1981, US Open 1984), born in New Albany, Indiana
  • 1951 Kim Peek, American megasavant
  • 1952 Paul Cowsill, rock keyboardist (The Cowsills-We Can Fly), Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1953 Andy Partridge, English rock vocalist/guitarist (XTC-Oranges & Lemons)
  • 1953 Kostas Skandalidis, Greek politician
  • 1954 Gail Marquis, WBL forward (NY Stars, Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1954 Mary Gaitskill, American novelist
  • 1955 Jigme Singye Wangchuk, king of Bhutan (1972- )
  • 1956 Billy Smith, American country singer (Billy & Terry Smith), born in Reidsville, North Carolina
  • 1956 Ian Craig Marsh, English, rocker (Heaven 17-Electric Dreams)
  • 1958 Luz Casal, Spanish singer
  • 1958 Carlos Lacamara, Cuban-born American Actor
  • 1959 Vincent Irizarry, actor (Guiding Light, Santa Barbara), born in Queens, New York
  • 1959 Lee Haney, American bodybuilder
  • 1960 Peter Parros, American actor
  • 1960 Stanley Tucci, American actor and director (Prizzi's Honor), born in Peekskill, New York
  • 1961 Matt Ghaffari, Iranian-American greco-roman wrestler (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1961 Yuri Milner, Russian physicist and entrepreneur, established the Breakthrough Prize, born in Moscow, Soviet Union

Person of interestDemi Moore

1962 Demi Moore [Guynes], American actress (Ghost, Striptease, GI Jane), born in Roswell, New Mexico

Actress Demi Moore
Demi Moore
  • 1962 Mic Michaeli, Swedish keyboardist
  • 1962 James Morrison [Lloyd], Australian jazz musician (Morrison Brothers Big Bad Band), born in Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1964 Philip McKeon, actor (Tommy-Alice, Return to Horror High), born in Westbury, New York
  • 1964 Roberto Hernandez, Santurce Puerto Rico, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1964 Calista Flockhart, American actress (Ally McBeal), born in Freeport, Illinois
  • 1964 Anabel Alonso, Spanish actress

  • 1965 Brian Wilson, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Max Mutchnick, American TV writer and producer
  • 1966 Benedicta Boccoli, Italian actress (Valzer), born in Milan Italy
  • 1966 Gina Pillitiere, WPVA volleyballer (National-25th-1994), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1967 Bill Musgrave, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)
  • 1967 Gil de Ferran, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1968 Jo Kittsee, German rocker (Fuzzbox-Into Rescue)
  • 1968 John Jett, NFL punter (Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions)
  • 1968 Lin Elliott, NFL kicker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1968 Wyatt Pauley, Ecuador, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies)
  • 1968 David L Cook, American singer and comedian
  • 1969 Damion Easley, American infielder (California Angels), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969 Dave Moore, NFL tight end/fullback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1969 Jeff Sydner, NFL wide receiver/punt returner (NY Jets)
  • 1969 Michael Owens, cricket pace bowler (NZ Test)
  • 1969 Carson Kressley, American television personality
  • 1970 Derry Brownson, rock keyboardist (EMF-Unbelievable)
  • 1970 Jeff Ware, American pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1970 Lee Parkin Starsky, daughter of Ringo