Famous Birthdays on October 11

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 205

  • 1573 Jacob Boonen, South Netherlands clergyman and lawyer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1655)
  • 1593 Nicolaas Tulp, Mayor of Amsterdam (1654-71), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1674)
  • 1611 Hugues de Lionne, Marquess de Berry, French ambassador to Rome, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1671)
  • 1661 Melchior de Polignac, French diplomat, Cardinal and poet, born in Chateau de la Ronte, Haute-Loire, France (d. 1741)
  • 1671 Frederik IV, King of Denmark and Norway (1699-1730), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1730)
  • 1675 Samuel Clarke, English philosopher and theologian, born in Norwich, England (d. 1729)

Person of interestArthur Phillip

1738 Arthur Phillip, British admiral, 1st Governor of New South Wales (1788-92), born in Cheapside, London (d. 1814)

1st Governor of New South Wales Arthur Phillip
1st Governor of New South Wales
Arthur Phillip
  • 1747 Marian Paradeiser, Austrian composer, born in Riedenthal, Austria (d. 1775)
  • 1758 Wilhelm Olbers, German astronomer and physician, discovered asteroids (Pallas & Vesta), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1840)
  • 1768 Adriaan van den Ende, Dutch vicar and educationalist, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1846)
  • 1782 Steen Steensen Blicher, Danish poet and short-story writer (E Binddstouw), born in Vium, Denmark (d. 1848)
  • 1786 Stevenson Archer, American judge and Congressmen from Maryland, born in Churchville, Maryland (d. 1848)
  • 1788 Simon Sechter, Austrian composer and music theorist, born in Frymburk, Bohemia (d. 1867)
  • 1803 Albartus Telting, Frisian poet (Frisianch Jierboeckjen), born in Franeker, Netherlands (d. 1863)
  • 1806 Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia (1842-58), born in Topola, Serbia (d. 1885)
  • 1809 Orson Squire Fowler, American phrenologist and lecturer, born in Cohocton, New York (d. 1887)

  • 1814 Jean Baptiste Lamy, 1st Archbishop of Santa Fe (1853-85), born in Lempdes, Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 1888)
  • 1815 Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican representative of the people, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1881)
  • 1820 Alfred Washington Ellet, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (d. 1895)
  • 1821 Angelo Mariani, Italian composer, born in Ravenna, Italy (d. 1873)

Person of interestGeorge Williams

1821 George Williams, English philanthropist and founder of YMCA, born in Dulverton, West Somerset, England (d. 1905)

Founder of the YMCA George Williams
Founder of the YMCA
George Williams
  • 1825 Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Swiss writer, born in Zürich (d. 1898)
  • 1825 Elkanah Brackin Greer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Paris, Tennessee (d. 1877)
  • 1835 Hunter McGuire, American physician and Med Director (Confederate Army), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1900)
  • 1841 Friedrich Hegar, Swiss composer, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1927)

Person of interestHenry John Heinz

1844 Henry John Heinz, German-American entrepreneur who founded prepared-foods company (H.J. Heinz Company-57 varieties), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1919)

Founder of Heinz Henry John Heinz
Founder of Heinz
Henry John Heinz
  • 1863 Xavier Henry Napoleon Leroux, French composer, born in Velletri, Italy (d. 1919)
  • 1865 Hans E. Kinck, Norwegian philological and writer (Mot Karnaval), born in Øksfjord, Norway (d. 1926)
  • 1869 Frederic Norton, English composer (Chu Chin Chow), born in Broughton-in-Salford (d. 1946)
  • 1871 Johan Oscar Smith, Norwegian Christian leader who founded the evangelical Brunstad Christian Church, born in Fredrikstad, Norway (d. 1943)
  • 1872 Harlan Fiske Stone, Chief Justice Supreme Court (1941-46), born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire (d. 1946)
  • 1875 Stefan Octavian Iosif, Romanian poet (Beautiful Irine), born in Brașov, Romania (d. 1913)
  • 1876 Gertrud von Le Fort, German writer (The Eternal Woman), born in Minden, Westphalia (d. 1971)
  • 1877 John Parsons Beach, American composer, born in Gloversville, New York (d. 1953)
  • 1881 Stark Young, American writer (So Red the Rose), born in Como, Mississippi (d. 1963)
  • 1881 Hans Kelsen, Austrian legal philosopher and political philosopher, born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1882 Robert Nathaniel Dett, Canadian pianist and composer (In The Bottoms), born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (d. 1943)
  • 1882 Will Vesper, German author (Vom grossen Krieg), born in Wuppertal, Germany (d. 1962)
  • 1883 Archibald T Davison, American musicologist and composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1961)

Person of interestEleanor Roosevelt

1884 Eleanor Roosevelt, American 1st lady (1933-1945) human rights advocate (UN), born in NYC, New York (d. 1962)

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
  • 1884 Friedrich Bergius, German chemist (benzine from brown coal, Nobel 1931), born in Breslau (Wrocław), Germany (d. 1949)

  • 1884 Robert Müller-Hartmann, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1950)
  • 1884 Sig Ruman [Siegfried Albon Rumann], German-American actor (Schultz-Life With Luigi), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1967)
  • 1885 Alfred Haar, Hungarian mathematician, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1933)
  • 1885 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1970)
  • 1888 Piero Coppola, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1971)
  • 1891 Antonius [Jacob LT] van der Veen Zeppenfeldt, Antillian Bishop
  • 1894 Albert Stoessel, American composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1943)
  • 1896 Roman Jakobson, Russian-American linguist and Slavic scholar (Fundamentals of Language), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1982)
  • 1897 Arvo Hannikainen, Finnish composer, born in Jyväskylä, Finland (d. 1942)
  • 1897 George Preston Marshall, American businessman and NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), born in Grafton, West Virginia (d. 1969)
  • 1897 Nathan Farragut Twining, U.S. Air Force general, born in Monroe, Wisconsin (d. 1982)
  • 1897 Russell Collins, American actor (Niagara, Close Up, Shockproof), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1965)
  • 1899 Arthur Ochse, South African cricketer (no relation to A E South African fast bowler), born in Graaff-Reinet, Cape Province (d. 1949)
  • 1899 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player, born in Morgan City, Louisiana (d. 1964)
  • 1901 Emil Hlobil, Czech composer, born in Veselí nad Lužnicí (d. 1987)
  • 1902 Leon Belasco [Leonid Simeonovich Berladsky], Russian actor (Lucky Partners, My Sister Eileen), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian freedom fighter and political leader (d. 1979)
  • 1905 Fred Trump, American real estate developer, father of Donald Trump, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1906 Dutch Clark, American NFL hall of fame QB (Spartans, Detroit), born in Fowler, Colorado (d. 1978)
  • 1906 Katherine Emery, American actress (Maze, Isle of the Dead), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1980)
  • 1908 Armen Carapetyan, Americn musicologist and composer, born in Eşfahān, Iran (d. 1992)
  • 1910 Eugene John Weigel, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1998)
  • 1910 Francis James Claude Piggott, soldier, born in Tokyo (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Joseph Alsop, American political newspaper columnist (Men Around the President), born in Avon, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • 1913 J.J. Pickle, American politician (Rep-D-Texas, 1963-95), born in Big Spring, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1914 J. Edward Day, 55th U.S. Postmaster General (1961), born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • 1915 Florence Finch, Philippine American war hero (WWII), born in Santiago, Philippines (d. 2017)
  • 1917 Franz Alphons Wolpert, German composer, born in Wiesentheid, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1918 Jerome Robbins, American choreographer (Tony-West Side Story), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1919 Art Blakey, American drummer (Billy Eckstine Band, Jazz Messengers), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • 1919 Jean Vander Pyl, American voice, radio and film actress (The Flintstones, The Jetsons), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Mal Whitfield, American track athlete (Olympic 3 gold, silver & bronze 1948, 52), born in Bay City, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Elmore Leonard, American writer (Glitz, Mr Majestyk, Touch, 52 Pick-Up), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Earle Hyman, American actor (The Cosby Show, ThunderCats, Coriolanus), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 2017)
  • 1926 John Dewes, English cricketer (England opener late 40's early 50's), born in Latchford, Cheshire, England (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Nhất Hạnh, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, born in Huế, Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, Vietnam
  • 1927 Joséphine-Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Princess of Belgium, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Liselotte Pulver [Lilo Pulver], Swiss actress (One, Two, Three, Das Wirtshaus im Spessart), born in Bern, Switzerland
  • 1929 Curtis Amy, American jazz musician (Way Down), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1930 Bill Fischer, American baseball player, born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • 1930 Harry Glaß, German ski jumper (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Klingenthal, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1930 Sam Johnson, American politician (Rep-R-Texas), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1931 Dorothy Woolfolk, American comic book editor (Kryptonite), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1932 Dottie West, American country singer (Here Comes My Baby), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • 1935 Jan van Vlijmen, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • 1936 Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2001)
  • 1937 Bobby Charlton, English soccer player (Manchester United & England national team), born in Ashington, Northumberland, England
  • 1937 Georgi Vladimirovich Machinski, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1937 R. H. W. Dillard, American poet (The Day I Stopped Dreaming About Barbara Steele and Other Poems), born in Roanoke, Virginia
  • 1939 Franklin Sonn, South African union leader (South African workers), born in Vosburg, South Africa

Person of interestMaria Bueno

1939 Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2018)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 1939 Woytec Lowski [Woiciech Wiesidlowski], Polish dancer and ballet master, born in Brzesc, Poland (d. 1995)
  • 1941 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpeter, born in Frederick, Maryland (d. 1999)
  • 1941 Charles Shyer, American film director (Private Benjamin), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Vic Fazio, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Winchester, Massachusetts

Person of interestAmitabh Bachchan

1942 Amitabh Bachchan, Indian actor (The Great Gatsby), born in Uttar Pradesh, India

  • 1943 Frank Muyser, Dutch guitarist and saxophonist (Les Baroques)
  • 1943 Gene Watson, American country singer (Heartaches, Love & Stuff), born in Palestine, Texas
  • 1943 Keith Boyce, West Indian cricketer (big-hitting WI all-rounder of 70's), born in Castle, St Peter, Barbados (d. 1996)
  • 1943 Per-Gunnar Alldahl, Swedish composer, born in Solna, Sweden
  • 1944 Rodney Marsh, British football player, coach and broadcaster, born in Hatfield
  • 1944 Mike Fiore, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946 Felton Perry, American actor (Magnum Force, Sudden Death), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Gary Mallaber, American rocker (The Steve Miller Band-Abracadbra), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1946 Sawao Kato, Japanese gymnast (8 Olympic gold 1968, 72, 76), born in Gosen, Japan
  • 1946 Daryl Hall [Hohl], American rocker, soul singer and songwriter (Hall & Oates), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Oba Chandler, American convicted murderer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • 1947 Al Atkins, English musician (Judas Priest), born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England
  • 1947 Lucas Papademos, Greek economist and Prime Minister of Greece (2011-12), born in Athens, Greece
  • 1947 Thomas Boswell, American sports columnist (Washington Post), born in Washington, D.C.

  • 1947 George McCorkle, American guitarist (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Chester, South Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 1949 Bobby Jones, American MLB baseball player, born in Elkton, Maryland
  • 1949 Greg Douglass, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra), born in Oakland, California
  • 1950 Amos Gitai, Israeli filmmaker (Neo-Fascist Trilogy, Golem, Arena of Murder), born in Haifa, Israel
  • 1950 Andrew Woolfolk, American pop musician (Earth, Wind & Fire-Shining Star), born in Texas
  • 1950 Catlin Adams, American actress (Ms Loomis-Square Pegs), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950 Patty Murray, American politician (U.S. Senator from Washington), born in Bothell, Washington
  • 1950 Thomas Joseph "Tom" Tauke, American politician (House of Representatives, Iowa, 1979-1991), born in Dubuque, Iowa
  • 1951 Miroslav Dvořák, Czechoslovak ice hockey player, born in Hluboka, Czech Republic (d. 2008)
  • 1953 David Morse, American actor (St Elsewhere, House, Inside Moves), born in Beverly, Massachusetts
  • 1956 Nicanor Frutos, 47th President of Paraguay (2003-08), born in Coronel Oviedo, Paraguay
  • 1957 Dawn French, Welsh comedian and TV actress (Supergrass, French & Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley), born in Holyhead, Wales
  • 1957 Blair Cunningham, American rock drummer (Haircut 100), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1957 Paul Bown, English actor (Watching), born in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • 1957 Paul Sereno, American paleontologist (discovered several new dinosaur species), born in Aurora, Illinois
  • 1959 Bob Inglis, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1959 Michiel Schapers, Dutch tennis star, born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1960 Curt Ford, American baseball player, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1960 Joe Nash, American NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1961 Steve Young, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, NFL Player of Year '92), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1961 Neil Buchanan, English television presenter (Finders Keepers), born in Aintree, Liverpool, England
  • 1961 Amr Diab, Egyptian singer (Leily Nehary), born in Port Said, Egypt
  • 1962 Joan Cusack, American actress (Working Girl, SNL, Addams Family Values), born in Evanston Illinois
  • 1962 Leslie Landon, American actress (Etta Plum-Little House on Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Martin Bayless, American NFL safety (KC Chiefs), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1962 Phil Newport, English cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1988-91), born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • 1962 Nicola Bryant, English actress (Doctor Who-Peri Brown), born in Guildford, Surrey, England
  • 1963 Ronny Rosenthal, Israeli footballer (Israel national football team), born in Haifa, Israel
  • 1963 Faisal bin Al Hussein, Prince of Jordan, son of King Hussein and Princess Muna, born in Amman, Jordan
  • 1964 Michael J. Nelson, American actor (Mystery Science Theater 3000), born in St. Charles, Illinois
  • 1965 Chris Spielman, American NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1965 Sean Patrick Flanery, American actor (Young Indiana Jones, Powder), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • 1965 Alexander Hacke, German musician (Einstürzende Neubauten), born in Berlin
  • 1966 Gregg Olson, American baseball pitcher (Balt Orioles, Detroit Tigers), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Person of interestLuke Perry

1966 Luke Perry, American actor (Beverly Hills 90210), born in Mansfield, Ohio

Actor Luke Perry
Actor
Luke Perry
  • 1966 Shawn Chambers, American NHL defenseman (Team USA, NJ Devils), born in Sterling Heights, Michigan
  • 1966 Rikishi [Solofa F. Fatu Jr.], Samoan American professional wrestler, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1967 Bruce Dickson, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1967 Charles Ogletree, American tornado sailor (Olympic 8th 1996), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • 1967 Dennis Vaske, American NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Rockford, Illinois

  • 1967 Rob Selby, American NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1967 Sean Moynihan, American actor (Powell-One Life to Live), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • 1967 Tony Chimel, American professional wrestling announcer, born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • 1967 Artie Lange, American actor and comedian, born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • 1967 David Starr, American race car driver, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1967 Tazz [Peter Senercia], American professional wrestler and commentator, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1967 Peter Thiel, German-American entrepreneur, co-founder of PayPal, born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1968 Claude Lapointe, Canadian NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Lachine, Quebec, Canada
  • 1968 Cynthia Johnston, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1968 Jane Krakowski, American actress (30 Rock), born in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey
  • 1969 Cal Dixon, American NFL center and guard (NY Jets), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1969 Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, youngest son of Queen Beatrix and Claus von Amsberg, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1969 Ty Murray, American rodeo cowboy (5-time all-around world champion), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1970 Chidi Ahanotu, American NFL defensive end and defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Modesto, California
  • 1970 Kelly Sims, WLAF cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 1970 Nicole Jeray, American LPGA golfer (1995 Sprint Champ-22nd), born in Berwyn, Illinois
  • 1970 Andy Marriott, English-Welsh football goalkeeper, born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, England
  • 1970 Constance Zimmer, American actress (Unreal), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1971 Chann McRae, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Albany, Georgia
  • 1971 Natalie Jay, English actress (Baywatch), born in Hendon, London
  • 1971 Petra Haden, American musician (The Rentals), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1972 Brigitte Soucy, Canadian volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Moncton, New Brunswick
  • 1972 Cherokee Parks, American NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, Minn Timberwolves), born in Huntington Beach, California
  • 1972 Kyoko Ina, Japanese-American figure skater (1993 North Atlantic Sr champ), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1972 Troy Corbett, Australian cricket pace bowler (Victorian lefty since 1994-95), born in Ouyen, Australia
  • 1972 Claudia Black, Australian actress (Stargate SG-1), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1973 Takeshi Kaneshiro, Taiwanese-Japanese actor and model, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1973 Steven Pressley, Scottish football player and manager, born in Elgin, Scotland
  • 1973 Mike Smith, American guitarist (Snot, Limp Bizkit), born in Middle River, Maryland
  • 1973 Brendan B. Brown (BBB), American musician (Wheatus), born in Northport, New York
  • 1974 Jason Arnott, Canadian NHL center (Edmonton Oilers), born in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
  • 1974 Terje Håkonsen, Norwegian snowboarder, born in Vinje, Norway
  • 1976 Emily Deschanel, American actress (Bones), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1977 Matthew Bomer, American actor (The Normal Heart), born in Webster Groves, Missouri
  • 1977 Desmond Mason, American basketball player, born in Waxahachie, Texas
  • 1977 Claudia Palacios, Colombian television journalist, born in Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
  • 1977 Ty Wigginton, American baseball player, born in San Diego, California
  • 1978 Kali [Carlos Manuel Gonçalves Alonso], Angolan footballer, born in Luanda, Angola
  • 1979 Bae Doona, South Korean model and actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1979 Andy Douglas, American professional wrestler, born in Kentucky
  • 1979 Gabe Saporta, Uruguayan-born American musician (Cobra Starship, Midtown), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1980 Nyron Nosworthy, English-Jamaican footballer, born in Brixton, England
  • 1981 Beau Brady, Australian actor (Home and Away), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1983 William Sledd, American internet celebrity (Ask A Gay Man), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1983 Ruslan Ponomariov, Ukrainian chess player, born in Horlivka, Ukraine
  • 1984 Sergio Hellings, Dutch footballer (Roeselare), born in Amsterdam
  • 1984 Martha MacIsaac, Canadian actress (Superbad), born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • 1985 Michelle Trachtenberg, American actress (Harriet the Spy), born in New York
  • 1987 Mike Conley, Jr., American basketball player (Memphis Grizzlies), born in Fayetteville, Arkansas