Sunday, March 11, 2012

March 11 Birthdays

* 1544 – Torquato Tasso, Italian poet (d. 1595)
* 1738 – Benjamin Tupper, American Continental Army officer (d. 1792)
* 1745 – Bodawpaya, King of Burma (d. 1819)
* 1785 – John McLean, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1861)
* 1787 – Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (d. 1852)
* 1811 – Urbain Le Verrier, French mathematician (d. 1877)
* 1818 – Marius Petipa, French ballerina and choreographer (d. 1910)
* 1822 – Joseph Louis François Bertrand, French mathematician (d. 1900)
* 1863 – Andrew Stoddart, English cricketer (d. 1915)
* 1870 – Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (d. 1946)
* 1872 – Kathleen Clarice Groom, English writer (d. 1954)
* 1873 – David Horsley, English-born film executive (d. 1933)
* 1876 – Carl Ruggles, American composer (d. 1971)
* 1878 – Umegatani Tōtarō II, Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 1927)
* 1880 – Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenecist (d. 1943)
* 1884 – Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (d. 1974)
* 1885 – Malcolm Campbell, English race car driver (d. 1948)
* 1887 – Raoul Walsh, American film director (d. 1980)
* 1890 – Vannevar Bush, American engineer and politician (d. 1974)
* 1891 – Gertrud Wolle, German actress (d. 1952)
* 1897 – Henry Cowell, American composer and impresario (d. 1965)
* 1898 – Dorothy Gish, American actress (d. 1968)
* 1899 – King Frederick IX of Denmark (d. 1972)
* 1899 – James H. Douglas, Jr. American Secretary of the Air Force (d. 1988)
* 1903 – Ronald Syme, New Zealand classicist and historian (d. 1989)
* 1903 – Lawrence Welk, American musician (d. 1992)
* 1907 – Jessie Matthews, English actress (d. 1981)
* 1910 – Robert Havemann, German chemist (d. 1982)
* 1911 – Fitzroy MacLean, Scottish soldier, writer and politician (d. 1996)
* 1915 – Vijay Hazare, Indian cricketer (d. 2004)
* 1915 – Hans Peter Keller, German writer (d. 1988)
* 1915 – J. C. R. Licklider, American computer scientist (d. 1990)
* 1916 – Harold Wilson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1995)
* 1916 – Ezra Jack Keats, American children's author (d. 1983)
* 1920 – Nicolaas Bloembergen, Dutch physicist, Nobel laureate
* 1921 – Frank Harary, American mathematician (d. 2005)
* 1921 – Ástor Piazzolla, Argentine composer (d. 1992)
* 1922 – Cornelius Castoriadis, Greek philosopher and economist (d. 1997)
* 1922 – José Luis López Vázquez, Spanish actor (d. 2009)
* 1922 – Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 1976)
* 1923 – Louise Brough, American tennis player
* 1926 – Ralph Abernathy, American civil rights leader (d. 1990)
* 1926 – İlhan Mimaroğlu, Turkish musician and composer
* 1927 – Robert Mosbacher, United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 2010)
* 1928 – Albert Salmi, American actor (d. 1990)
* 1929 – Timothy Carey, American actor (d. 1994)
* 1930 – Claude Jutra, Canadian actor and director (d. 1986)
* 1931 – Rupert Murdoch, Australian-born entrepreneur
* 1932 – Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (d. 2007)
* 1934 – Sam Donaldson, American reporter
* 1935 – Sandra Milo, Italian actress
* 1936 – Antonin Scalia, American Supreme Court Justice
* 1936 – Hollis Frampton, American filmmaker and theorist.
* 1937 – Carlos Larrañaga, Spanish actor
* 1938 – Joseph Brooks, American screenwriter and songwriter (d. 2011)
* 1939 – Lorraine Hunt, American politician
* 1939 – Flaco Jiménez, American musician
* 1940 – Alberto Cortez, Argentinian singer
* 1942 – Joel Steiger, American writer and producer
* 1945 – Dock Ellis, American baseball player (d. 2008)
* 1945 – Harvey Mandel, American musician
* 1946 – Patty Waters, American singer
* 1947 – Tristan Murail, French composer
* 1948 – Roy Barnes, American politician
* 1948 – César Gerónimo, Dominican baseball player
* 1948 – Dominique Sanda, French actress
* 1950 – Bobby McFerrin, American singer
* 1950 – Jerry Zucker, American director
* 1952 – Douglas Adams, English writer (d. 2001)
* 1953 – Derek Daly, Irish-born American race car driver
* 1953 – Bernie LaBarge, Canadian musician
* 1953 – László Bölöni, Romanian football player and manager
* 1954 – David Newman, American composer and conductor
* 1954 – Gale Norton, American politician
* 1955 – Leslie Cliff, Canadian swimmer
* 1955 – Nina Hagen, German singer
* 1956 – Curtis Brown, American astronaut
* 1956 – Joey Buttafuoco, American criminal
* 1956 – D. J. MacHale, American author and TV writer
* 1956 – Rob Paulsen, American voice actor
* 1956 – Helen Rollason, English sports journalist and TV presenter (d. 1999)
* 1957 – Lady Chablis, American entertainer
* 1957 – Cheryl Lynn, American singer
* 1958 – Anissa Jones, American actress (d. 1976)
* 1958 – Eddie Lawson, American motorcycle racer
* 1958 – Tetsurō Oda, Japanese singer, songwriter and record producer
* 1958 – Jim Pinkerton, American pundit
* 1958 – Flemming Rose, Danish journalist
* 1958 – Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, Iraqi interim president
* 1959 – Nina Hartley, American porn star, author and feminist
* 1959 – Dejan Stojanović, Serbian-American poet
* 1959 – Fred M'membe, Zambian journalist
* 1960 – Christophe Gans, French film director
* 1960 – Junichi Sato, Japanese anime director
* 1961 – Elias Koteas, Canadian actor
* 1962 – Matt Mead, American politician
* 1962 – Jeffrey Nordling, American actor
* 1962 – Mary Gauthier, American singer/songwriter
* 1963 – Davis Guggenheim, American director and producer
* 1963 – Alex Kingston, English actress
* 1964 – Peter Berg, American actor, director and producer
* 1964 – Libba Bray, American author
* 1964 – Emma Chambers, English actress
* 1964 – Vinnie Paul, American drummer (Pantera)
* 1964 – Shane Richie, British actor
* 1965 – Nigel Adkins, English football manager
* 1965 – Jesse Jackson, Jr., American politician
* 1965 – Wallace Langham, American actor
* 1965 – Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, British reality TV personality
* 1965 – Andy Sturmer, American musical artist, writer and producer
* 1966 – Joe Hachem, Lebanese-born Australian poker player
* 1966 – Ilias Zouros, Greek basketball coach
* 1967 – John Barrowman, Scottish-American actor
* 1967 – Brad Carson, American politician
* 1967 – Renzo Gracie, Brazilian martial artist
* 1968 – Lisa Loeb, American singer-songwriter
* 1968 – Takao Osawa, Japanese actor
* 1969 – Terrence Howard, American actor
* 1969 – Soraya, American singer (d. 2006)
* 1970 – Delia Gallagher, American journalist
* 1971 – Johnny Knoxville, American actor and comedian
* 1971 – Martin Ručinský, Czech ice hockey player
* 1972 – Paolo Ponzo, Italian footballer
* 1972 – Ua, Japanese singer-songwriter
* 1973 – Martin Hiden, Austrian footballer
* 1973 – Wataru Sakata, Japanese wrestler and martial artist
* 1974 – Bobby Abreu, Venezuelan baseball player
* 1974 – Kate Brian, American author
* 1974 – Jon Dalton, American reality show personality
* 1974 – Mohit Chauhan, Indian Singer
* 1975 – Eric the Midget, American radio personality
* 1975 – Shawn Springs, American football player
* 1976 – Thomas Gravesen, Danish footballer
* 1977 – Andre Nickatina, American rapper
* 1977 – Becky Hammon, American basketball player
* 1978 – Didier Drogba, Ivorian footballer
* 1978 – Albert Luque, Spanish footballer
* 1978 – Paulo Musse, Brazilian footballer
* 1978 – Christopher Rice, American author
* 1979 – Elton Brand, American basketball player
* 1979 – Fred Jones, American basketball player
* 1979 – Benji Madden, American guitarist (Good Charlotte)
* 1979 – Joel Madden, American singer (Good Charlotte)
* 1980 – Paul Scharner, Austrian footballer
* 1980 – Dan Uggla, American baseball player
* 1981 – David Anders, American actor
* 1981 – Heidi Cortez, American entrepreneur
* 1981 – Lee Evans, American football player
* 1981 – Russell Lissack, English musician (Bloc Party)
* 1981 – LeToya Luckett, American singer (Destiny's Child)
* 1981 – Paul Wall, American rapper
* 1982 – Brian Anderson, American baseball player
* 1982 – Thora Birch, American actress
* 1982 – Benjamin Krause, German rugby player
* 1982 – Lindsey McKeon, American actress
* 1983 – Marietta Chrousala, Greek fashion model
* 1983 – Bianca Gonzalez, Filipina TV host and model
* 1983 – Adil Mezgour, Moroccan footballer
* 1983 – Melissa Rycroft, American reality show personality
* 1984 – Marc-André Grondin, Canadian actor
* 1984 – Anna Tsuchiya, Japanese model, actress and singer
* 1984 – Tom James, English rower
* 1985 – Paul Bissonnette, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1985 – Luis Hernández, Mexican figure skater
* 1985 – Stelios Malezas, Greek footballer
* 1985 – Ajantha Mendis, Sri Lankan Cricketer
* 1985 – Sonia Radeva, Bulgarian figure skater
* 1985 – Derek Schouman, American football player
* 1985 – Hakuhō Shō, Mongolian sumo wrestler
* 1985 – Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Australian footballer
* 1986 – Mariko Shinoda, Japanese singer and actress (AKB48)
* 1987 – Marc-André Gragnani, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1988 – Fábio Coentrão, Portuguese football player
* 1988 – Katsuhiko Nakajima, Japanese professional wrestler
* 1989 – Anton Yelchin, Russian/American actor
* 1990 – Janna Dominguez, Filipina actress
* 1990 – Reiley McClendon, American actor
* 1990 – Ayumi Morita, Japanese tennis player
* 1991 – Lin Lin, Chinese-born Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
* 1991 – Poonam Pandey, Indian model
* 1991 – Jack Rodwell, English footballer
* 1992 – Sacha Parkinson, British actress
* 1993 – Demi Harman, Australian actress.

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