Saturday, February 11, 2012

February 11 Birthdays

* 1377 – King Ladislaus of Naples (d. 1414)
* 1380 – Gian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini, Italian humanist (d. 1459)
* 1466 – Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry VII of England (d. 1503)
* 1535 – Pope Gregory XIV (d. 1591)
* 1568 – Honoré d'Urfé, French writer (d. 1625)
* 1637 – Friedrich Nicolaus Brauns, German composer and music director in Hamburg (d. 1718)
* 1649 – William Carstares, Scottish minister (d. 1715)
* 1657 – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, French scientist and man of letters (d. 1757)
* 1755 – Albert Christoph Dies, German composer (d. 1822)
* 1764 – Marie-Joseph de Chénier, French poet (d. 1811)
* 1774 – Hans Järta, Swedish political activist (d. 1847)
* 1776 – Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek diplomat of the Russian Empire and first head of state of independent Greece (d. 1831)
* 1799 – The Blessed Father Basil Anthony Marie Patrice Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross (d. 1873)
* 1800 – Henry Fox Talbot, English photographer and inventor (d. 1877)
* 1802 – Lydia Maria Child, American abolitionist (d. 1880)
* 1812 – Alexander Hamilton Stephens, American politician, Vice President of the Confederate States of America and 50th Governor of Georgia (d. 1883)
* 1813 – Otto Ludwig, German writer and critic (d. 1865)
* 1819 – Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, American composer (d. 1890)
* 1821 – Auguste-Édouard Mariette, French Egyptologist (d. 1881)
* 1829 – The Rev. Samuel Lodge, English clergyman, author and headmaster (d. 1897)
* 1830 – Hans Bronsart von Schellendorff, Prussian musician (d. 1913)
* 1833 – Melville Weston Fuller, American jurist and 8th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1910)
* 1839 – Josiah Willard Gibbs, American physicist (d. 1903)
* 1847 – Thomas Alva Edison, American inventor (d. 1931)
* 1860 – Ellen Day Hale,American painter and printmaker (d. 1940)
* 1860 – Rachilde, French author (d. 1953)
* 1869 – Helene Kroller-Muller, Dutch museum founder (d. 1939)
* 1869 – Else Lasker-Schüler, German writer (d. 1945)
* 1872 – Hannah Mitchell, English socialist and suffragette (d. 1956)
* 1874 – Elsa Beskow, Swedish author (d. 1953)
* 1874 – Fritz Hart, English-born composer (d. 1949)
* 1887 – John van Melle, South African writer (d. 1953)
* 1889 – Acharya Ramlochan Saran, Indian writer (d. 1971)
* 1890 – David Drummond, Australian politician (d. 1965)
* 1891 – J.W. Hearne English cricketer (d. 1965)
* 1894 – Alfonso Leng, Chilean composer (d. 1974)
* 1898 – Leó Szilárd, Hungarian-born physicist (d. 1964)
* 1900 – Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher (d. 2002)
* 1900 – Josei Toda, Japanese educator (d. 1958)
* 1901 – Roddy Connolly, Irish politician, son of James Connolly (d. 1980)
* 1902 – Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect (d. 1971)
* 1903 – Hans Redlich, Austrian composer (d. 1968)
* 1904 – Sir Keith Holyoake, Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1983)
* 1908 – Philip Dunne, American screenwriter, director and producer (d. 1992)
* 1908 – Vivian Ernest Fuchs, English geologist (d. 1999)
* 1909 – Max Baer, American boxer and actor (d. 1959)
* 1909 – Joseph L. Mankiewicz, American director (d. 1993)
* 1912 – Roy Fuller, English writer (d. 1991)
* 1914 – Matt Dennis, American singer (d. 2002)
* 1915 – Patrick Leigh Fermor, English author
* 1917 – T. Nagi Reddy, Indian revolutionary (d. 1976)
* 1917 – Sidney Sheldon, American author (d. 2007)
* 1919 – Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born actress (d. 1995)
* 1920 – King Farouk I of Egypt (d. 1965)
* 1920 – Daniel F. Galouye, science fiction author (d.1976)
* 1920 – Billy Halop, American actor (d. 1976)
* 1920 – Daniel "Chappie" James Jr., American general (d. 1978)
* 1921 – Lloyd Bentsen, American politician and 69th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 2006)
* 1921 – Edward Seidensticker, American scholar (d. 2007)
* 1923 – Antony Flew, British philosopher (d. 2010)
* 1925 – Virginia E. Johnson, of Masters and Johnson renown. American psychologist.
* 1925 – Kim Stanley, American actress (d. 2001)
* 1926 – Paul Bocuse, French chef
* 1926 – Sir Alexander Gibson, Scottish conductor (d. 1995)
* 1926 – Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor (d. 2010)
* 1930 – Roy De Forest, American Painter (d. 2007)
* 1931 – Larry Merchant, American sportswriter
* 1932 – Jerome Lowenthal, American pianist
* 1932 – Dennis Skinner, British politician
* 1934 – Mel Carnahan, American politician and 51st Governor of Missouri (d. 2000)
* 1934 – Tina Louise, American actress
* 1934 – Manuel Noriega, Panamanian general and dictator
* 1934 – Mary Quant, English fashion designer
* 1934 – John Surtees, English motorcycle and race car driver
* 1935 – Bent Lorentzen, Danish composer
* 1935 – Gene Vincent, American musician (d. 1971)
* 1936 – Burt Reynolds, American actor
* 1937 – Bill Lawry, Australian cricketer
* 1937 – Eddie Shack, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1938 – Bevan Congdon, New Zealand cricketer
* 1938 – Simone de Oliveira, Portuguese actress
* 1938 – Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer and songwriter (d. 2007)
* 1939 – Gerry Goffin, American lyricist
* 1939 – Jane Yolen, American author
* 1941 – Sergio Mendes, Brazilian musician
* 1943 – Serge Lama, French singer
* 1946 – Ian Porterfield, English footballer (d. 2007)
* 1947 – Roy Carrier, American Zydeco musician (d. 2010)
* 1947 – Yukio Hatoyama, Japanese politician
* 1947 – Joselito, Spanish singer
* 1947 – Kikko Matsuoka, Japanese actress
* 1947 – Derek Shulman, English musician
* 1948 – Chris Rush, American stand-up comedian
* 1949 – Guy Cloutier, French-Canadian music executive; father of Véronique Cloutier
* 1953 – Philip Anglim, American actor
* 1953 – Jeb Bush, American politician and 43rd Governor of Florida
* 1954 – Noriyuki Asakura, Japanese composer
* 1954 – Wesley Strick, American screenwriter
* 1956 – Catherine Hickland, American actress
* 1956 – Didier Lockwood, French violinist
* 1956 – H.R., American singer
* 1957 – Peter Klashorst, Dutch painter, sculptor, and photographer
* 1957 – Mitchell Symons, British writer
* 1959 – Bradley Cole, American actor
* 1959 – Deborah Meaden, British entrepreneur
* 1959 – Roberto Moreno, Brazilian racing driver
* 1960 – Nick Currie, Scottish musician
* 1960 – Richard Mastracchio, NASA astronaut
* 1961 – Mary Docter, American speed skater
* 1961 – Carey Lowell, American actress
* 1962 – Tammy Baldwin, American politician
* 1962 – Sheryl Crow, American musician
* 1962 – Eric Vanderaerden, Belgian cyclist
* 1963 – José Mari Bakero, Spanish footballer
* 1963 – Diane Franklin, American actress
* 1964 – Sarah Palin, American politician and 9th Governor of Alaska
* 1964 – Ken Shamrock, American martial artist
* 1965 – Vicki Wilson, Australian netballer
* 1967 – Uwe Daßler, German swimmer
* 1967 – Hank Gathers, American basketball player (d. 1990)
* 1967 – Ty Treadway, American actor
* 1969 – Jennifer Aniston, American actress
* 1969 – Andreas Hilfiker, Swiss footballer
* 1969 – P.J. Sparxx, American pornographic actress
* 1970 – Fredrik Thordendal, Swedish musician
* 1971 – Damian Lewis, British actor
* 1971 – Evan Tanner, American mixed-martial artist (d. 2008)
* 1972 – Brian Daubach, American baseball player
* 1972 – Craig Jones, American musician (Slipknot)
* 1972 – Steve McManaman, English footballer
* 1972 – Kelly Slater, American surfer
* 1973 – Jeon Do-yeon, Korean actress
* 1973 – Ethan Iverson, jazz pianist
* 1973 – Varg Vikernes, Norwegian musician (Burzum, Mayhem)
* 1974 – D'Angelo, American singer
* 1974 – Nick Barmby, English footballer
* 1974 – Alex Jones, American radio host
* 1974 – Isaiah Mustafa, American actor, spokesman
* 1974 – Zain Verjee, American newsreporter
* 1975 – Andy Lally, American racing driver
* 1975 – Jacque Vaughn, American basketball player
* 1976 – Tony Battie, American basketball player
* 1976 – Brice Beckham, American actor
* 1976 – Peter Hayes, American musician
* 1976 – Jorge Luís, Brazilian footballer
* 1976 – André Wickström, Finland-Swedish comedian and actor
* 1977 – Mike Shinoda, American musician (Linkin Park and Fort Minor)
* 1979 – Brandy, American singer and actress
* 1980 – Marco Bresciano, Australian footballer
* 1980 – Titi Buengo, Angolan footballer
* 1980 – Matthew Lawrence, American actor
* 1980 – Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (d. 2004)
* 1981 – Kelly Rowland, American singer
* 1981 – Scot Thompson, American footballer
* 1982 – Natalie Dormer, English actress
* 1982 – Neil Robertson, Australian snooker player
* 1982 – Jürgen Schmid, German footballer
* 1983 – Nicki Clyne, Canadian actress
* 1983 – Tony Curtis, American football player
* 1983 – Huang Shengyi, Chinese actress
* 1983 – Tihhon Šišov, Estonian footballer
* 1983 – Rafael Van der Vaart, Dutch footballer
* 1984 – Aubrey O'Day, American singer
* 1984 – Maxime Talbot, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1985 – Harris Allan, Canadian actor
* 1985 – William Beckett, American singer
* 1985 – Mike Richards, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1987 – Brian Matusz, American baseball player
* 1989 – Lovi Poe, Filipina singer and television actress
* 1990 – Go Ara, South Korean actress (SM Entertainment)
* 1990 – Princess Ayah bint Al Faisal, Jordanian royalty
* 1991 – Georgia May Foote, British actress
* 1991 – Christofer Ingle, American musician (Never Shout Never)
* 1992 – Taylor Lautner, American actor
* 1994 – Dominic Janes, American actor

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