Friday, December 11, 2015

December 11 Birthdays

1465 – Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489)
1475 – Pope Leo X (d. 1521)
1566 – Manuel Cardoso, Portuguese organist and composer (d. 1650)
1680 – Emanuele d'Astorga, Italian composer (d. 1736)
1709 – Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, French wife of Louis I of Spain (d. 1742)
1712 – Francesco Algarotti, Italian poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 1764)
1725 – George Mason, American lawyer and politician (d. 1792)
1758 – Carl Friedrich Zelter, German composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1832)
1761 – Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist, economist, and jurist (d. 1835)
1781 – David Brewster, Scottish physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (d. 1868)
1801 – Christian Dietrich Grabbe, German poet and playwright (d. 1836)
1803 – Hector Berlioz, French composer, conductor, and critic (d. 1869)
1810 – Alfred de Musset, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1857)
1830 – Kamehameha V of Hawaii (d. 1872)
1838 – John Labatt, Canadian brewer and businessman (d. 1915)
1843 – Robert Koch, German microbiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1910)
1856 – Georgi Plekhanov, Russian philosopher, theorist, and author (d. 1918)
1858 – Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Russian director, producer, and playwright (d. 1943)
1863 – Annie Jump Cannon, American astronomer and academic (d. 1941)
1867 – Antonio Conte, Italian fencer (d. 1953)
1872 – René Bull, British illustrator and photographer (d. 1942)
1873 – Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician and academic (d. 1967)
1875 – Yehuda Leib Maimon, Moldovan-Israeli rabbi and politician (d. 1962)
1880 – Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer and umpire (d. 1951)
1882 – Subramanya Bharathi, Indian journalist and poet (d. 1921)
1882 – Max Born, German physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
1882 – Fiorello H. La Guardia, American lawyer and politician, 99th Mayor of New York City (d. 1947)
1884 – Piet Ooms, Dutch swimmer and water polo player (d. 1961)
1885 – Carlo Wieth, Danish actor (d. 1943)
1889 – Walter Knott, American farmer and businessman, founded Knott's Berry Farm (d. 1981)
1890 – Carlos Gardel, French-Argentinian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1935)
1890 – Mark Tobey, American-Swiss painter and educator (d. 1976)
1897 – Ronald Skirth, English soldier (d. 1977)
1899 – Julio de Caro, Argentinian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1980)
1904 – Marge, American cartoonist (d. 1993)
1905 – Robert Henriques, English farmer, author, and broadcaster (d. 1967)
1905 – Gilbert Roland, Mexican-American actor and singer (d. 1994)
1908 – Elliott Carter, American composer and academic (d. 2012)
1908 – Manoel de Oliveira, Portuguese actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1908 – Hákun Djurhuus, Faroese educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 1987)
1908 – Amon Goeth, Austrian SS officer (d. 1946)
1909 – Ronald McKie, Australian soldier, journalist, and author (d. 1991)
1910 – Noel Rosa, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1937)
1911 – Val Guest, English-American director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (d. 2006)
1911 – Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)
1911 – Qian Xuesen, Chinese aerodynamicist and academic (d. 2009)
1912 – Carlo Ponti, Italian-Swiss film producer (d. 2007)
1913 – Jean Marais, French actor and director (d. 1998)
1916 – Pérez Prado, Cuban-Mexican singer-songwriter, pianist, and bandleader (d. 1989)
1918 – Clinton Adams, American painter and historian (d. 2002)
1918 – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian soldier and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)
1919 – Cliff Michelmore, English television host and producer
1919 – Marie Windsor, American actress and singer (d. 2000)
1920 – Denis Jenkinson, English motorcycle racer and journalist (d. 1996)
1921 – Ilmar Laaban, Estonian poet and publicist (d. 2000)
1921 – Liz Smith, English actress
1922 – Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
1922 – Maila Nurmi, Finnish-American actress, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1922 – Grace Paley, American author and poet (d. 2007)
1923 – Betsy Blair, American-English actress and dancer (d. 2009)
1923 – Nikolai Matvejev, Estonian cyclist (d. 1984)
1924 – Doc Blanchard, American football player and colonel (d. 2009)
1925 – Aaron Feuerstein, American businessman and philanthropist
1925 – Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1925 – James Sullivan, American politician (d. 2012)
1926 – Big Mama Thornton, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
1927 – John Buscema, American illustrator (d. 2002)
1929 – Axel Anderson, German-Puerto Rican actor and production manager (d. 2012)
1930 – Chus Lampreave, Spanish actress
1930 – Jean-Louis Trintignant, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1931 – Rajneesh, Indian guru, mystic, and educator (d. 1990)
1931 – Ronald Dworkin, American philosopher and scholar (d. 2013)
1931 – Rita Moreno, Puerto Rican-American actress, singer, and dancer
1931 – Pierre Pilote, Canadian ice hockey player
1931 – Jerome Rothenberg, American anthropologist and poet
1932 – Enrique Bermúdez, Nicaraguan colonel and engineer (d. 1991)
1932 – Anne Heywood, English actress and singer
1932 – Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian pentathlete (d. 2010)
1932 – Keith Waldrop, American author and poet
1933 – Aquilino Pimentel, Jr., Filipino politician, 23rd President of the Senate of the Philippines
1935 – Ron Carey, American actor (d. 2007)
1935 – Pranab Mukherjee, Indian journalist and politician, 13th President of India
1936 – Taku Yamasaki, Japanese politician
1936 – Hans van den Broek, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs
1938 – Reg Livermore, Australian actor and singer
1938 – Enrico Macias, Algerian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist
1938 – McCoy Tyner, American pianist and composer
1940 – David Gates, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Bread)
1940 – Donna Mills, American actress and producer
1941 – Max Baucus, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 11th United States Ambassador to China
1941 – J. P. Parisé, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2015)
1941 – Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (d. 1988)
1941 – J. Frank Wilson, American singer-songwriter (J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers) (d. 1991)
1942 – Anna Carteret, Indian-English actress
1943 – Errol Brown, Jamaican-English singer-songwriter (Hot Chocolate) (d. 2015)
1943 – John Kerry, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 68th United States Secretary of State
1944 – Jon Garrison, American tenor and educator
1944 – Lynda Day George, American actress
1944 – Brenda Lee, American singer
1944 – Juan E. Méndez, Argentinian lawyer, academic, and activist
1946 – Rhoma Irama, Indonesian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1946 – Diana Palmer, American journalist and author
1947 – Teri Garr, American actress and dancer
1948 – Stamatis Spanoudakis, Greek guitarist and composer
1949 – Noel Campbell, Irish footballer and manager
1950 – Nino Frassica, Italian actor
1950 – Christina Onassis, American-Argentinian businesswoman (d. 1988)
1951 – Mazlan Othman, Malaysian astrophysicist
1951 – Ria Stalman, Dutch discus thrower and shot putter
1953 – Bess Armstrong, American actress
1954 – Brad Bryant, American golfer
1954 – Santiago Creel, Mexican lawyer and politician, Mexican Secretary of the Interior
1954 – Jermaine Jackson, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Jackson 5)
1954 – Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson, Icelandic guitarist, mathematician, and engineer
1955 – Christian Sackewitz, German footballer and manager
1956 – Andrew Lansley, English politician, Secretary of State for Health
1956 – Stevie Young, Scottish-born Australian guitarist (AC/DC, Starfighters)
1958 – Isabella Hofmann, American actress
1958 – Chris Hughton, English-Irish footballer and manager
1958 – Nikki Sixx, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M., Sister)
1960 – Rachel Portman, English composer
1961 – Dave King, Irish-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Flogging Molly and Fastway)
1961 – Steve Nicol, Scottish footballer and manager
1961 – Macky Sall, Senegalese engineer and politician, 4th President of Senegal
1961 – Marco Pierre White, English chef and television host
1962 – Ben Browder, American actor and screenwriter
1962 – Paul Haslinger, Austrian-American keyboard player, guitarist, and composer (Tangerine Dream)
1962 – Nele Karajlić, Serbian singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and actor (Zabranjeno Pušenje)
1963 – Mario Been, Dutch footballer and manager
1963 – Jon Brion, American singer-songwriter and producer
1963 – Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, German tennis player
1963 – John Lammers, Dutch footballer and manager
1963 – Nigel Winterburn, English footballer and coach
1964 – Michel Courtemanche, Canadian comedian and actor
1964 – Ella Kovacs, Romanian runner
1964 – Carolyn Waldo, Canadian swimmer and sportscaster
1965 – Jay Bell, American baseball player and coach
1965 – Gavin Hill, New Zealand rugby player
1965 – Giannis Ragousis, Greek economist and politician, Greek Minister for National Defence
1966 – Gary Dourdan, American actor
1966 – Göran Kropp, Swedish race car driver and mountaineer (d. 2002)
1966 – Leon Lai, Chinese singer and actor
1966 – Erik Honoré, Norwegian writer, musician, record producer
1967 – Mo'Nique, American comedian, actress, and producer
1967 – DJ Yella, American DJ and producer (N.W.A and World Class Wreckin' Cru)
1968 – Fabrizio Ravanelli, Italian footballer and manager
1969 – Viswanathan Anand, Indian chess player
1969 – Francisco Javier Arellano Félix, Mexican drug trafficker
1969 – Stig Inge Bjørnebye, Norwegian footballer and manager
1969 – Max Martini, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1969 – Alessandro Melli, Italian footballer and manager
1970 – Victoria Fuller, American model and actress
1971 – Willie McGinest, American football player and sportscaster
1972 – Daniel Alfredsson, Swedish ice hockey player
1972 – Sami Al-Jaber, Saudi Arabian footballer and manager
1972 – Andriy Husin, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2014)
1972 – Rusty Joiner, American model and actor
1973 – Mos Def, American rapper and actor (Black Star and Soulquarians)
1974 – Rey Mysterio, American wrestler and actor
1974 – Maarten Lafeber, Dutch golfer
1974 – Lisa Ortiz, American voice actress
1974 – Ben Shephard, English journalist and television host
1974 – Gete Wami, Ethiopian runner
1975 – Gerben de Knegt, Dutch cyclist
1975 – Tomoka Kurotani, Japanese actress
1975 – Dawn Steele, Scottish actress
1976 – Shareef Abdur-Rahim, American basketball player, coach, and manager
1976 – Yujiro Shirakawa, Japanese actor
1977 – Brandon Rogers, American singer
1977 – Mark Streit, Swiss ice hockey player
1978 – Roy Wood, Jr., American comedian, actor, and radio host
1979 – Valdis Mintals, Estonian figure skater
1979 – Rider Strong, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1980 – Kristjan Kitsing, Estonian basketball player
1981 – Nikki Benz, Ukrainian-Canadian porn actress
1981 – Hamish Blake, Australian comedian, actor, and author
1981 – Paul Medhurst, Australian footballer
1981 – Javier Saviola, Argentinian footballer
1982 – Pablo Pérez Companc, Argentinian race car driver
1984 – Leighton Baines, English footballer
1984 – P.J. Lane, Australian actor and singer
1984 – Spyros Vrontaras, Greek footballer
1985 – Aiko Kayō, Japanese idol, singer, and actress
1985 – Yekta Kurtuluş, Turkish footballer
1985 – Anja Prislan, Slovenian tennis player
1986 – Roy Hibbert, American basketball player
1987 – Natalia Gordienko, Moldovan singer and dancer
1987 – Alex Russell, Australian actor
1988 – Ashley Hinshaw, American model and actress
1988 – Tim Southee, New Zealand cricketer
1991 – Anna Bergendahl, Swedish singer
1992 – Tiffany Alvord, American singer-songwriter
1994 – Alice Hirose, Japanese actress, television personality, and model
1996 – Jack Griffo, American actor and singer
1996 – Hailee Steinfeld, American actress

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