Birthdays in History in 1911

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 247

  • Jan 3 John Sturges, American director (Old Man & Sea, Magnificent 7)
  • Jan 6 Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70)
  • Jan 9 Richard Selwyn Francis Schiling, British professor of occupational health, born in Kessingland, Suffolk (d. 1997)
  • Jan 9 Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, British newspaper editor
  • Jan 10 Tjalie Robinson [Jan Boon], Dutch East Indies writer and journalist (Tong Tong), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1974)
  • Jan 11 Nora Heysen, Australian artist (d. 2003)
  • Jan 11 Zenko Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2004)
  • Jan 13 Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, premier (Queensland)
  • Jan 14 Anatoly Rybakov, Russian writer (d. 1998)
  • Jan 15 Cy Feuer, Broadway producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 15 Wim Kan, Dutch cabaretier
  • Jan 16 Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar
  • Jan 21 Stanley William Reed, cineaste
  • Jan 24 C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore, American sci-fi author (Judgment Night)
  • Jan 26 Polykarp Kusch, American nuclear physicist: Nobel 1955
  • Jan 28 Johan van Hulst, Dutch teacher who helped save 600 children from the Nazis, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2018)

  • Jan 29 George Burns, British major-general
  • Jan 29 Peter von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1986)
  • Jan 30 Sir Alexander Ogston, British surgeon (discovered Staphylococcus), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1929)
  • Jan 31 A G Ogston, president (Trinity College-Oxford)
  • Jan 31 Christina Foyle, book seller
  • Feb 8 Anne Aitken, [nee Hopkins], co-found (Diamond Sangha), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 8 Elizabeth Bishop, US poet (North & South)/Pulitzer Prize (1956)
  • Feb 8 Henri Knap, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist/writer
  • Feb 9 Eustace Wenworth Roskill, law lord
  • Feb 9 William Darby, American WWII Army officer (d. 1945)
  • Feb 11 Alec Cairncross, chancellor (Glasgow U)
  • Feb 12 Frank Hercules, writer
  • Feb 12 Sylvstre A Guzman Fernandez, president (Dominican Republic)
  • Feb 12 Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (d. 1968)
  • Feb 14 Willem J Kolff, Dutch/US internist/inventor (Artificial Kidney)
  • Feb 15 Leonard Woodcock, labor leader (UAW)
  • Feb 16 Hal Porter, Australia, writer (Tilted Cross, Paper Chase)
  • Feb 23 G. Mennen Williams, Michigan Supreme Court Justice/(Gov-D-Mich, 1949-60), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 23 Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic
  • Feb 26 Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia MP chairman
  • Feb 26 Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (d. 1996)
  • Feb 28 Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet (Njanji Sunji)
  • Mar 3 Jean Harlow, [Harlean Carpentier], 30s' sex goddess (Dinner at 8), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mar 3 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician and Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 1982)
  • Mar 6 Charles Frank, physicist

  • Mar 8 Elsie Giorgi, American-Italian physician and humanitarian, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1998)
  • Mar 12 Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, president of Mexico
  • Mar 13 L. Ron Hubbard, American sci-fi writer (Death Quest) and founder of the Scientology cult, born in Tilden, Nebraska (d. 1986)
  • Mar 16 Dr. Josef Mengele, German, accused Nazi war criminal (d. 1979)
  • Mar 16 Pierre Harmel, Belgian politician
  • Mar 17 Patrick Maitland, 17th Earl of Lauderdale, Scottish Unionist politician
  • Mar 18 Smiley Burnette, Summum Ill, cowboy (Charlie-Petticoat Junction)
  • Mar 19 Kenneth Robinson, politician/businessman
  • Mar 20 Alfonso García Robles, Mexican diplomat and Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
  • Mar 23 Denis Wright, diplomat
  • Mar 23 Edward Warner, diplomat
  • Mar 24 Herman W "Fritz" Liebert, US OSSer/librarian (Yale curator)
  • Mar 24 Jane Beverly Drew, English modernist architect, born in Croydon (d. 1996)
  • Mar 25 Willy Anthoons, Flemish sculptor (Mystic verheffing)

Person of interestJack Ruby

Mar 25 Jack Ruby, American assassin who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)

Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby
Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby
  • Mar 26 Bernard Katz, German-born Australian biophysicist (Nobel Prize 1970), born in Leipzig, German Empire

Person of interestTennessee Williams

Mar 26 Tennessee Williams, American playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), born in Columbus, Mississippi (d. 1983)

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • Mar 28 Myfanwy Piper, British librettist and art critic, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Mar 28 J. L. Austin, British philosopher of language, born in Lancaster (d. 1960)
  • Apr 1 Ferdinand J Kranenburg, Dutch Secretary of Defense (soc dem)
  • Apr 3 Michael Woodruff, English surgeon and scientist (organ transplantation), born in Mill Hill, London (d. 2001)
  • Apr 3 W. R. Lee, English language teacher and internationalist, born in Hillingdon, Middlesex (d. 1996)
  • Apr 4 Max Dupain, Australian photographer, born in Ashfield, Australia (d. 1992)
  • Apr 7 Kenneth Oakley, Amersham Buckinghamshire, English Anthropologist, Palaeontologist, and Geologist whose method for the relative dating of fossils using fluorine content was instrumental in exposing the Piltdown Man hoax
  • Apr 8 Douglas Hyde, socialist/Christian
  • Apr 8 Emil Mihai Cioran, writer/aphorist
  • Apr 8 Melvin Calvin, US chemist (photosynthesis, Nobel 1961)
  • Apr 9 Richard Arthur de Yarburgh-Bateson, 6th Lord Deramore, British architect, born in London (d. 2006)
  • Apr 10 Maurice Schumann, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (1969-73), born in Paris (d. 1998)
  • Apr 12 Darrell A. Amyx, American classical archaeologist (Greek Ceramics), born in Exeter, California (d. 1997)
  • Apr 12 Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization engineer, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1976)
  • Apr 13 Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist (d. 1994)
  • Apr 15 Jacob Fresco, Dutch architect (Antilles Brewery/Autonomy Monument)
  • Apr 16 William Stearn, botanist
  • Apr 16 Guy Burgess, English-born Soviet spy, born in Devonport, England (d. 1963)
  • Apr 17 Hervé Bazin, French writer (Head Against the Wall), born in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 1996)
  • Apr 18 Francis Johnson, English architect, born in Bridlington (d. 1995)
  • Apr 18 George Huntington Hartford II, American heir (A&P), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 20 Kukrit Pramoj, Thai politician (13th Prime Minister of Thailand) and scholar, born in In Buri, Singburi, Siam (d. 1995)
  • Apr 21 Ivan Combe, American inventor (d. 2000)
  • Apr 23 Ronald Neame, British director (1st Monday in Oct, Poseidon Adventure), born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • Apr 24 Karl Schiller, German economist and politician (Minister of Economics), born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1994)
  • Apr 26 Marianne Hoppe, Rostock Germany (Bei Thea, Liebrauen)
  • Apr 27 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Astérix, Tintin), born in Paris (d. 1990)
  • Apr 28 Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (d. 1999)
  • Apr 30 John-Baptist J Walgrave, [Henricus/Humanus], Flemish, theologist
  • Apr 30 Luise Rinser, German writer (Prison Journal), born in Pitzling, Bavaria (d. 2002)
  • May 5 Phillip Edmund Clinton Manson-Bahr, specialist in tropical medicine
  • May 8 Wilhelm F de Gaay Fortman, Dutch lawyer/foreign minister
  • May 9 Harry Simeone, choral director (Kate Smith Show), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 10 Bel Kaufman, American author (Up the Down Staircase), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • May 11 Edgar Beck, president (John Mowlem)
  • May 11 Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier
  • May 11 Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (d. 2004)
  • May 14 J Borremans, Belgian politician (communist)/MP
  • May 15 Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann)
  • May 15 Herta Oberheuser, Nazi doctor (d. 1978)
  • May 16 Olaff J de Landell, [JB Wemmerslager van Sparwoude], writer
  • May 17 Knut Anders Haukfield, SOE Operative
  • May 18 Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist (d. 2001)
  • May 20 Annie M G Schmidt, writer (Fam Doorsnee, Jip & Janneke)
  • May 20 Gardner Fox, American sci-fi author (Atom, Hawkman, Zatanna), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 22 Anatol Rapoport, Russ/US mathem/biologist (game theory)
  • May 23 Melvin M Payne, president (National Geographic Society)
  • May 24 Barbara West, English survivor of the Titanic sinking (d. 2007)
  • May 27 Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn) 38th VP (1965-69), 1968 Presidential candidate
  • May 27 Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist/writer (Frihet och demokrati)
  • May 27 Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born Israeli politician (d. 2007)
  • May 28 Jean-Pierre Levy, resistance leader
  • May 29 James Marjoribanks, British ambassador

  • May 29 Louis Wain, agricultural scientist
  • May 31 Edward Adamson, art therapist/collector
  • Jun 2 Xiao Hong, Chinese writer (The Field of Life and Death), born in Hulan County, Heilongjiang Province (d. 1942)
  • Jun 3 Mason Gross, Dr/TV professor (Think Fast, Two for the Money)
  • Jun 4 Austin Andrew Wright, sculptor
  • Jun 5 Arthur Vick, British physicist and vice chancelor (Queens University, Belfast), born in Solihull, England (d. 1998)
  • Jun 5 Charles Fletcher, physician/CEO (ASH)
  • Jun 7 Brooks Stevens, American automotive designer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1995)
  • Jun 10 Terence Rattigan, playwright (Winslow Boy, Browning Version)
  • Jun 12 Milovan Djilas, Yugoslavian politician and writer (The New Class), born in Podbišće, Montenegro (d. 1995)
  • Jun 13 Albert Cleage, famous African
  • Jun 13 Luis Alvarez, American physicist (subatomic particles, Nobel 1968), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1988)
  • Jun 15 W.V. Awdry, British children's writer (d. 1997)
  • Jun 17 Viktor P Nekrasov, Ukrainian author (Vokopach Stalingrada)
  • Jun 20 Lord Brightman, British judge of appeals
  • Jun 23 David Ogilvy, advertising whiz (Ogilvy & Mathers)
  • Jun 24 Ernesto Sábato, Argentinian writer
  • Jun 25 William H. Stein, American biochemist (Nobel 1972), born in New York (d. 1980)
  • Jun 26 Edward H. Levi, American law professor (Intro to Legal Reasoning), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • Jun 27 Alfred Scott Witherbee Jr., American 3 year old who drowned on Lusitania (d. 1915)
  • Jun 29 Bernhard, German Prince (Consort to Queen Juliana of Netherlands), born in Jena, Germany (d. 2004)
  • Jun 30 Czeslaw Milosz, Polish-American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980)
  • Jun 30 Virginia Smith, (Rep-R-NB, 1975- )
  • Jul 1 Sergei Sokolov, Soviet marshal
  • Jul 2 Diego Fabbri, Italian, playwright/leader (Vatican movie bureau)
  • Jul 4 Mitch Miller, American oboist and recording producer (Sing Along with Mitch), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2010)

Person of interestGeorges Pompidou

Jul 5 Georges Pompidou, President/Prime Minister of France (1962-74), born in Paris, France (d. 1974)

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Jul 9 Simon Fraser [Shimi], Lord Lovat, Scottish head of clan Fraser and cattle breeder, born in Inverness (d. 1995)
  • Jul 9 Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (Gormenghast books), born in Lushan District, Jiangxi, China (d. 1968)
  • Jul 9 John Archibald Wheeler, American physicist (first American involved in the theoretical development of the atomic bomb), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2008)
  • Jul 10 Djuanda Kartawidjaja, 11th and final Prime Minister of Indonesia, born in Tasikmalaya, West Java, Dutch East Indies (d. 1963)
  • Jul 12 Johanna Moosdorf, German writer (Next Door), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 2000)
  • Jul 14 J de Graaf, Dutch ethicist/president (Church & Peace)
  • Jul 15 Juliet Pannett, English portrait painter
  • Jul 15 Lord Shackelton, explorer/government minister
  • Jul 15 Edward Shackleton, English explorer (d. 1994)
  • Jul 17 Yang Jiang, Chinese writer (Six Chapters From My Life ‘Downunder,’), born in Beijing (d. 2016)
  • Jul 18 Alexander Hyatt King, Mozart scholar, born in Beckenham, England (d. 1995)
  • Jul 21 Jozef Cyrankiewicz, premier Poland (1947..70)

Person of interestMarshall McLuhan

Jul 21 Marshall McLuhan, Canadian writer (Medium is the Massage), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 1980)

Philosopher of Communication Theory Marshall McLuhan
Philosopher of Communication Theory
Marshall McLuhan

  • Jul 27 Wilfrid Oulton, British Royal Air Force officer, born in Monks Coppenhall, Cheshire (d. 1997)
  • Jul 27 Rayner Heppenstall, English novelist (The Blaze of Noon), born in Lockwood, Huddersfield, Yorkshire (d. 1981)
  • Jul 29 Foster Furcolo, 60th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • Jul 29 Iakovos, Archbishop of America (d. 2005)
  • Aug 1 Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), born in Quetta, India (d. 2005)
  • Aug 1 Jackie Ormes, African-American cartoonist (Torchy Brown), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • Aug 7 R Nicholas Ray, Galesville WI, director (Rebel Without a Cause)
  • Aug 9 William A Fowler, American astrophysicist (Nobel 1983)
  • Aug 10 A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (d. 1993)
  • Aug 11 Alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis)
  • Aug 11 Benny Lee, entertainer
  • Aug 11 Prem Bhatia, journalist
  • Aug 11 Ronald Batty, bookseller
  • Aug 11 Thanom Kittikachorn, general/premier Thailand (1958..73)
  • Aug 13 James Benton Parson, American judge, 1st African American federal judge, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1993)
  • Aug 13 William Bernbach, American advertising creative director, born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • Aug 14 Ethel Lois Payne, American civil rights journalist and "1st Lady of the Black Press", born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 14 Pieter Platteel, last governor Neth New-Guinea
  • Aug 17 Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince (d. 1958)
  • Aug 17 Jan Lode Cantens, Flemish dramatist (God's Murderer)
  • Aug 22 Somerset de Chair, British writer, MP and poet, born in Somerset (d. 1995)
  • Aug 23 Albert Alberts, Dutch writer and journalist (French battle), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Aug 25 Vo Nguyen Giap (Võ Nguyên Giáp), Vietnamese general and politician, born in Lệ Thủy District, Vietnam (d. 2013)
  • Aug 27 Patience Edney, British nurse and communist, born in Orpington, Kent, England (d. 1996)
  • Aug 28 Jose Antonio Giron, Spanish politician, born in Herrera de Pisuerga, Spain (d. 1995)
  • Aug 28 Joseph Luns, Dutch Foreign Minister and Secretary General (NATO), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2002)
  • Aug 31 Hilde Jarecki, educationist
  • Sep 1 Marinus Ruppert, Dutch chairman (CNV)/trade union leader
  • Sep 2 Romare Bearden, African American painter (d. 1988)
  • Sep 6 Bentley Bridgewater, British Museum secretary, born in Vancouver (d. 1996)
  • Sep 7 Todor Zjivkov, Bulgaria communist leader of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (PRB), born in Pravets, Kingdom of Bulgaria (d. 1998)
  • Sep 9 John Gorton, Australian politician (d. 2002)
  • Sep 9 Paul Goodman, American poet and writer (d. 1972)
  • Sep 15 Luther Terry, 9th Surgeon General of the United States (1961-65) warned against smoking, born in Red Level, Alabama (d. 1985)
  • Sep 16 Wilfred Burchett, Australia, communist/writer (Catapult to Freedom)

Person of interestWilliam Golding

Sep 19 William Golding, English novelist (Lord of the Flies, Nobel Prize for Literature 1983), born in Newquay, Cornwall (d. 1993)

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding
  • Sep 20 Shriram Sharma, Indian spiritual leader and founder of "All World Gayatri Pariwar", born in Agra, India (d. 1990)
  • Sep 23 Frank Moss, United States Senator from Utah (d. 2003)

Person of interestKonstantin Chernenko

Sep 24 Konstantin Chernenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1984-85), born in Bolshaya Tes, Yeniseysk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1985)

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
  • Sep 25 Eric Williams, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (People's National Movement: 1962-81), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)
  • Sep 27 Peter Doig, British Labour Party politician, born in Lochgelly, Fife, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Sep 29 Reginald Victor Jones, CH, FRS natural philosopher
  • Oct 1 Edward P Boland, (Rep-D-MA, 1953- )
  • Oct 2 Stuart Rose, British designer (British Post Office), born in London (d. 1993)
  • Oct 2 Jack Finney, American sci-fi and thriller author (The Body Snatchers, Time and Again), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1995)
  • Oct 9 Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (Pulitzer Prize-Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2006)

Person of interestClare Hollingworth

Oct 10 Clare Hollingworth, British war correspondent who was the first to report on the outbreak of WWII, born in Knighton, England (d. 2017)

Journalist Clare Hollingworth
Journalist
Clare Hollingworth
  • Oct 12 Louis de Guiringaud, French foreign minister (1976-78), born in Limoges, France (d. 1982)
  • Oct 14 Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975), born in Nam Định Province, French Indochina (d. 1990)