Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April 11 Birthdays

* 145 – Septimius Severus ,Roman emperor of Roman Empire and uncle of Alexander Severus (d. 211)
* 1357 – John I of Portugal (d. 1433)
* 1374 – Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March (d. 1398)
* 1492 – Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (d. 1549)
* 1592 – John Eliot, English statesman (d. 1632)
* 1715 – John Alcock, English organist and composer (d. 1806)
* 1721 – David Zeisberger, Moravian missionary (d. 1808)
* 1722 – Christopher Smart, English poet (d. 1771)
* 1755 – James Parkinson, English physician (d. 1824)
* 1769 – Jean Lannes, French marshal (d. 1809)
* 1770 – George Canning, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1827)
* 1794 – Edward Everett, 15th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1865)
* 1798 – Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (d. 1854)
* 1810 – Henry Rawlinson, English scholar (d. 1895)
* 1819 – Charles Hallé, German pianist and conductor (d. 1895)
* 1825 – Ferdinand Lassalle, German politician (d. 1864)
* 1827 – Mahatma Jyotirao Phule, Indian social reformer (d. 1890)
* 1852 – Cap Anson, American baseball player (d. 1922)
* 1856 – Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricketer (d. 1903)
* 1859 – Stefanos Thomopoulos, Greek writer and historian (d. 1939)
* 1862 – Charles Evans Hughes, 11th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1948)
* 1862 – William Wallace Campbell, American astronomer (d. 1938)
* 1866 – Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet (d. 1953)
* 1867 – Mark Keppel, Superintendent of Schools of Los Angeles County (d. 1928)
* 1869 – Kasturba Gandhi, Wife of Mohandas Gandhi (d. 1944)
* 1869 – Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor (d. 1943)
* 1873 – Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1955)
* 1876 – Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (d. 1958)
* 1876 – Ivane Javakhishvili, Georgian historian (d. 1940)
* 1887 – Jamini Roy, Indian/Bengali painter (d. 1972)
* 1889 – Nick LaRocca, American musician (d. 1961)
* 1890 – Rachele Mussolini, wife of Benito Mussolini (d. 1979)
* 1893 – Dean Acheson, American statesman (d. 1971)
* 1896 – Léo-Paul Desrosiers, Quebec novelist (d. 1967)
* 1899 – Percy Lavon Julian, American chemist (d. 1975)
* 1900 – Sandor Marai, Hungarian writer (d. 1989)
* 1904 – Kundan Lal Saigal, Indian singer and actor (d. 1947)
* 1905 – József Attila, Hungarian poet (d. 1937)
* 1906 – Dale Messick, American cartoonist (d. 2005)
* 1907 – Paul Douglas, American actor (d. 1959)
* 1907 – Ivor Spencer-Thomas, English farmer and entrepreneur (d. 2001)
* 1908 – Jane Bolin, first African-American woman judge (d. 2007)
* 1908 – Masaru Ibuka, Japanese industrialist (d. 1997)
* 1908 – Dan Maskell, English tennis commentator (d. 1992)
* 1908 – Leo Rosten, American humorist and author (d. 1997)
* 1910 – António de Spínola, Portuguese politician (d. 1996)
* 1913 – Oleg Cassini, American fashion designer (d. 2006)
* 1914 – Norman McLaren, Canadian film animator and director (d. 1987)
* 1914 – Robert Stanfield, Premier of Nova Scotia (d. 2003)
* 1916 – Alberto Ginastera, Argentine composer (d. 1983)
* 1916 – Howard W. Koch, American film director (d. 2001)
* 1917 – Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster (d. 1993)
* 1917 – David Westheimer, American novelist (d. 2005)
* 1918 – Richard Wainwright, English politician (d. 2003)
* 1920 – Peter O'Donnell, British writer of mysteries and of comic strips (Modesty Blaise) (d. 2010)
* 1921 – Jim Hearn, American baseball player (d. 1998)
* 1923 – George J. Maloof, Sr., American businessman (d. 1980)
* 1925 – Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman (d. 1997)
* 1926 – Victor Bouchard, Quebec pianist and composer (d. 2011)
* 1928 – Ethel Kennedy, widow of Robert F. Kennedy
* 1930 – Nicholas Brady, American political figure, 68th Secretary of Treasury
* 1930 – Anton LaVey, American founder of the Church of Satan (d. 1997)
* 1931 – Johnny Sheffield, American actor (d. 2010)
* 1931 – Koichi Sugiyama, Japanese composer
* 1932 – Joel Grey, American singer and actor
* 1933 – Tony Brown, American journalist
* 1934 – Mark Strand, Canadian-born American poet
* 1935 – Richard Berry, American singer and composer (d. 1997)
* 1935 – Richard Kuklinski, American mafia hitman (d. 2006)
* 1938 – Michael Deaver, Deputy White House Chief of Staff (d. 2007)
* 1938 – Kurt Moll, German bass
* 1939 – Louise Lasser, American actress
* 1941 – Ellen Goodman, American political columnist
* 1941 – Shirley Stelfox, English actress
* 1943 – Harley Race, American professional wrestler
* 1944 – Peter Barfuß, German footballer
* 1944 – John Milius, American director and writer
* 1946 – Bob Harris, British disc jockey and presenter
* 1946 – Laurie Faso, American actor and game show host
* 1947 – Peter Riegert, American actor
* 1947 – Uli Edel, German film director
* 1947 – Meshach Taylor, American actor
* 1947 – Lev Bulat, Russian physicist
* 1949 – Bernd Eichinger, German film producer (d. 2011)
* 1949 – Carl Franklin, American actor
* 1950 – Tom Hill, English bass guitarist (Geordie)
* 1950 – Bill Irwin, American actor
* 1951 – Doris Angleton, American socialite (d. 1997)
* 1951 – Paul Fox, English guitarist (The Ruts) (d. 2007)
* 1951 – James Patrick Kelly, American author
* 1952 – Peter Windsor, English motor racing journalist and reporter
* 1952 – Nancy Honeytree, (Nancy "Honeytree" Henigbaum), American Christian musician
* 1953 – Andrew Wiles, British mathematician
* 1953 – Guy Verhofstadt, Prime Minister of Belgium
* 1954 – Abdullah Atalar, Turkish scientist and academic
* 1955 – Kevin Brady, American politician
* 1955 – Michael Callen, American musician (d. 1993)
* 1955 – Micheal Ray Richardson, American basketball player
* 1955 – Neville Staple, Jamaican musician
* 1957 – Michael Card, American Christian singer-songwriter, musician, author, and radio host
* 1958 – Stuart Adamson, British musician (Big Country) (d. 2001)
* 1958 – Brynn Hartman, wife and murderer of comedian Phil Hartman (d. 1998)
* 1959 – Ana María Polo, Cuban-American lawyer and arbitrator
* 1960 – Jeremy Clarkson, British journalist and television presenter
* 1961 – Doug Hopkins, American musician (d. 1993)
* 1962 – Vincent Gallo, American actor
* 1963 – Chris Ferguson, American poker player
* 1963 – Billy Bowden, New Zealand umpire
* 1964 – Steve Azar, American singer-songwriter
* 1964 – Bret Saberhagen, American baseball player
* 1964 – Johann Sebastian Paetsch, American cellist
* 1966 – Mason Reese, American actor
* 1966 – Steve Scarsone, American baseball player
* 1966 – Lisa Stansfield, English singer
* 1968 – Sergey Lukyanenko, Russian author
* 1969 – Cerys Matthews, Welsh singer
* 1969 – Chisato Moritaka, Japanese singer
* 1969 – Dustin Rhodes, American professional wrestler
* 1970 – Trevor Linden, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1970 – Delroy Pearson, former singer Five Star
* 1970 – Johnny Messner, American actor
* 1971 – Oliver Riedel, German musician (Rammstein)
* 1971 – Vicellous Reon Shannon, American actor
* 1972 – Jason Varitek, American baseball player
* 1972 – Balls Mahoney, American professional wrestler
* 1973 – Jennifer Esposito, American actress
* 1974 – Àlex Corretja, Spanish tennis player
* 1974 – Ashot Danielyan, Armenian weightlifter
* 1974 – Anton Glanzelius, Swedish actor
* 1974 – Tricia Helfer, Canadian model and actor
* 1974 – Zöe Lucker, British television actor
* 1974 – Trot Nixon, American baseball player
* 1974 – David Jassy, Swedish musician, songwriter, and music producer
* 1975 – Walid Soliman, Tunisian author
* 1976 – Kelvim Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player
* 1978 – Brett Claywell, American actor
* 1978 – Josh Hancock, American baseball player (d. 2007)
* 1978 – Tom Thacker, Canadian musician
* 1979 – Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Canadian beauty pageant winner
* 1979 – Malcolm Christie, English footballer
* 1979 – Chris Gaylor, American drummer
* 1979 – Sebastien Grainger, Canadian musician
* 1979 – Michel Riesen, Swiss ice hockey player
* 1979 – Josh Server, American actor
* 1979 – María Elena Swett, Chilean actress
* 1980 – Keiji Tamada, Japanese footballer
* 1980 – Mark Teixeira, American baseball player
* 1980 – Festus Baise, Nigerian footballer
* 1981 – Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model
* 1981 – Alexandre Burrows, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1982 – Ian Bell, English cricketer
* 1982 – Danja, American record producer, composer, and songwriter
* 1983 – Nicky Pastorelli, Dutch racing driver
* 1983 – Rubén Palazuelos, Spanish football player
* 1984 – Kelli Garner, American actress
* 1985 – Will Minson, Australian rules footballer
* 1986 – Roman Heart, American porn actor
* 1986 – Stephanie Pratt, American reality TV personality
* 1987 – Giuseppe Caccavallo, Italian footballer
* 1987 – Lights, Canadian singer-songwriter
* 1987 – Joss Stone, English singer
* 1988 – Leland Irving, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
* 1990 – Dimitrios Anastasopoulos, Greek footballer
* 1991 – James Magnussen, Australian swimmer
* 1991 – Erina Mano, Japanese singer
* 1991 – Poonam Pandey, Indian fashion model.
* 1994 – Dakota Blue Richards, English actress
* 2000 – Morgan Lily, American actress
* 2002 – Alexa Gerasimovich, American actress

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