Famous Birthdays on 11th March

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1544 - Torquato Tasso, Italy, Renaissance poet (Aminta, Apologia)
1549 - Henric/Hendrik Spieghel, Dutch Renaissance writer and poet (Hertspiegel)
1596 - Isaac Elsevier, book publisher
1654 - Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer
1683 - Giovanni Veneziano, composer
1725 - Henry Benedict Stuart, pretender to the throne of Great Britain (d. 1807)
1730 - Otto Friedrich Müller, Copenhagen, Danish Naturalist who was a pioneer in the study of microorganisms including bacteria, diatoms, and infusoria
1731 - Robert Treat Paine, judge, signer (Declaration of Independence)
1738 - Benjamin Tupper, Continental Army officer, and pioneer to the Ohio Country (d. 1792)
1781 - Anthony Philip Heinrich, composer
1785 - John McLean, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1861)
1787 - Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (d. 1852)
1793 - Jan F Willems, Flemish writer/philologist
1811 - Marsena Rudolph Patrick, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1811 - Urbain Jean Joseph le Verrier, co-discoverer (Neptune)
1812 - James Speed, Atty Gen (Union), died in 1887
1812 - William Vincent Wallace, composer
1818 - John Wilkins Whitfield, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1819 - Henry Tate, English sugar producer (Tate Gallery)
1819 - Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer/choreographer (Don Quiotte)
1822 - Allison Nelson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1827 - Septimus Winner, composer
1832 - Franz Melde, German phyicist (Melde test)
1832 - William Ruffin Cox, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1919
1840 - Edmund Kirby Jr, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1846 - Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet
1860 - Thomas Hastings, NYC, architect (NY Public Library)
1863 - Andrew Stoddart, cricketer (My Dear Victorious Stod)
1863 - Wobbe de Vries, Dutch linguist
1870 - Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (d. 1946)
1872 - Abraham van Stolk Jzn, lumber merchant/art collector
1873 - David Horsley, English-born film executive (d. 1933)
1876 - Carl Ruggles, Marion Mass, composer (Evocations)
1876 - David Wijnkoop, Dutch revolutionary socialist
1879 - Justus Hermann Wetzel, composer
1879 - Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph tests)
1880 - Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenecist (d. 1943)
1884 - Jan Lemaire, Dutch writer/actor (Beautiful Juliet)
1884 - Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (d. 1974)
1885 - Malcolm Campbell, 1st auto racer to travel 5 miles/min (8 km/min)
1887 - Raoul Walsh, American film director (Thief of Baghdad, Battle Cry), (d. 1980)
1890 - Vannevar Bush, developed 1st electronic analogue computer
1892 - Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II)
1897 - Henry Dixon Cowell, Menlo Park California, composer (New Musical Resources)
1898 - Dorothy Gish, Massillon OH, film actress (Orphans of the Storm)
1899 - Frederick IX, [Christian FFMKWG], King of Denmark (1947-72)
1902 - Josef Martin Bauer, writer
1903 - Dorothy Schiff, publisher (NY Post)
1903 - George Dickinson, cricketer (bowled for NZ in their 1st 3 Tests)
1903 - Lawrence Welk, Strasburg ND, orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show)
1903 - Ronald Syme, New Zealand classicist and historian (d. 1989)
1904 - Cornelis Jan Bakker, Dutch/US nuclear physicist
1904 - Maurits Wertheim, Dutch writer (Isaac De Fuentes)
1906 - Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer
1907 - Eleni Gatzoyiannis, heroine (saved her kids)
1907 - Helmuth J von Moltke, German politician (July 20th plot)
1907 - Jessie Matthews, London England, actress (Gangway, First a Girl)
1907 - Margaret Herbison, British minister (Lab)
1909 - Ljubica Maric, composer
1910 - Robert H G Havemann, German chemist
1911 - Alan Gifford, Boston MA, actor (Time Lock, Up Periscope)
1911 - Fitzroy Maclean, British diplomat soldier politician/historian
1912 - Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar
1912 - Xavier Montsalvatge, Spanish composer (El gato con botas)
1913 - John Jacob Weinzweig, Toronto Canada, composer (Enchanted Hill)
1913 - Thomas Gray, professor/anaesthetist
1915 - Karl Krolow, writer
1915 - Vijay Hazare, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1946-54)
1915 - J. C. R. Licklider, American computer scientist and Internet pioneer (d. 1990)
1916 - [James] Harold Wilson, (L) British PM (1964-70, 1974-76)
1916 - Ezra Jack Keats, children's literature author (d. 1983)
1917 - Robert L Carter, Caryville, Florida, American civil rights activist and judge (Brown v. Board of Education, NAACP v. Alabama) (d. 2012)
1919 - Mercer Ellington, son of Duke Ellington/bandleader
1920 - D J Enright, England, poet/novelist (Some Men are Brothers)
1920 - Henry Marking, CEO (British Airways)
1920 - Kenneth Dover, chancellor (St Andrews University)
1921 - Astor Piazzolla, Argentina composer (Tango Nuevo)
1921 - F[rancis] M[arion] Busby Jr, US, sci-fi author (Star Rebel)
1921 - Frank Harary, American mathematician (d. 2005)
1922 - Abdul Razak bin Hussain, premier of Malaysia (1970-77)
1922 - Thom Kelling, Dutch singer/guitarist (Programa de Manha)
1922 - Vinnette Carroll, NYC, actress (Alice's Restaurant, Reivers)
1922 - José Luis López Vázquez, Spanish actor
1923 - A Louise Brough Clapp, Oklahoma, tennis player (4 time Wimbledon champ)
1923 - A X Gwerder, writer
1923 - Ad[rianus C] de Besten, Dutch literary (River Basin)
1923 - Morschi Mirando, [Thomas Weiss], German/Dutch gypsy artist
1923 - Terry Alexander, London, actor (Tony-Behind the Scenes)
1925 - James Miskin, QC/recorder of London
1926 - Adrienne Keith Cohen, travel editor
1926 - Ilhan Mimaroglu, composer
1926 - Patricia Tindaole, England, architect
1926 - Ralph Abernathy, civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership)
1927 - Alan Betts, emeritus professor (Royal Veterinary College)
1927 - Raymond Jackson, [Jaki], British cartoonist
1927 - Robert Mosbacher, US politician(?)
1927 - Ron Todd, British trade unionist
1928 - Albert Salmi, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Daniel Boone, 79 Park Avenue)
1928 - Peter Roger Hunt, London England, director (Dr No)
1929 - Erskine Childers, unofficial/civil servant
1929 - Francisco Bernardo Pulgar Vidal, composer
1929 - Jackie McGlew, cricketer (dour South African opening bat of the 50')
1929 - Timothy Carey, American actor (d. 1994)
1930 - David Gentleman, designer/painter
1931 - Peter Walters, CEO (Midland Bank)
Media Mogul Rupert MurdochMedia Mogul Rupert Murdoch (1931) 1931 - Rupert Murdoch, Australia, publisher (NY Post)/CEO (FOX-TV)
1932 - Nigel Lawson, British government official (The Power Game)
1932 - Valerie French, London England, actress (Jubal)
1932 - Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (d. 2007)
1933 - Terry J Hatter Jr, US judge in California
1934 - George Stamatoyannopoulos, Greece, medical genetics researcher
1934 - Joep Straesser, composer (Blossom songs, Ramasasiri)
1934 - Keith Speed, British MP
1934 - Sam Donaldson, El Paso Texas, ABC White House correspondent (Prime Time)
1934 - Sydney Burke, cricketer (S Afr quick, 11 wkts on Test debut v NZ 1961)
1935 - Sandra Milo, Italian actress
1936 - Antonin Scalia, Trenton NJ, 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986- )
1937 - John Ward, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests 1964-68)
1937 - Carlos Larrañaga, Spanish actor
1938 - Malcolm Keith Speed, British high court judge
1939 - Lorraine Hunt, former Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
1939 - Flaco Jiménez, American musician
1940 - Alberto Cortez, Argentinian singer
1942 - Peter Eyre, actor (Hedda)
1942 - Charles Swan, American actor
1944 - Ric Rothwell, drummer (Mindbenders-Games of Love)
1945 - Harvey Mandel, rock guitarist (Drei Amerikanische LP's)
1945 - Timothy Mason, consultant (British Arts Council)
1945 - Tricia O'Neal, Shreveport Louisiana, actress (Piranha Part II)
1945 - Dock Ellis, American baseball player
1946 - Brigitte Fossey, Tourcoing France, actress (Man Who Died Twice)
1947 - Dominique Sanda, [Varaigne], Paris France, actress (1900, First Love)
1947 - Geoffrey Hunt, Australia, world-champion squash player
1947 - Mark Stein, singer/organist/keyboardist (Vanilla Fudge)
1948 - George Kooymans, Dutch guitarist/singer (Golden Earring)
1948 - Roy Barnes, 80th Governor of Georgia
1948 - César Gerónimo, Dominican baseball player
1949 - Richard de Bois, Dutch drummer/producer
1950 - Bobby McFerrin, singer (Don't Worry Be Happy-Grammy 1989)
1950 - Jerry Zucker, Milwaukee WI, director (Airplane, Naked Gun)
Author Douglas AdamsAuthor Douglas Adams (1952) 1952 - Douglas Adams, England, author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
1952 - Susan Richardson, Coatesville Pa, actress (Susan-8 is Enough)
1953 - Bernie LaBarge, Canadian musician
1954 - Gale Norton, 48th United States Secretary of the Interior
1955 - [Kater]Nina Hagen, East Berlin German DR, actress (Blue Angel)
1956 - Curtis L Brown Jr, NC, astronaut (STS 47, STS 66, 77, 85, sk:95)
1956 - D. J. MacHale, American author and television writer
1956 - Rob Paulsen, American voice actor
1957 - Lady Chablis, American entertainer
1957 - Cheryl Lynn, American singer
1957 - Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Leningrad, Soviet Union, Chess Grandmaster, (d. 2012)
1958 - Anissa Jones, American actress (d. 1976)
1958 - Jim Pinkerton, American pundit
1958 - Flemming Rose, Danish journalist
1958 - Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, interim President of Iraq
1960 - Christophe Gans, French film director
1961 - Bruce Watson, Ontario Canada, rock guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)
1961 - Mike Percy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
1961 - Elias Koteas, Canadian actor
1962 - Jeffrey Nordling, American actor
1962 - Peter Berg, American film actor, director and producer
1963 - Alex Kingston, English actress
1964 - Raimo Helminen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland, Oly-Br-98)
1964 - Shane Richie, British actor
1965 - Eric Jelen, West Germany, tennis star
1965 - Jesse Jackson, Jr., American politician
1965 - Wallace Langham, American actor
1965 - Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, British television presenter
1966 - Pavel Petrovich Mukhortov, Russian cosmonaut
1966 - Ralph Tamm, NFL guard/center (Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs)
1966 - Steve Reed, Los Angeles California, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
1967 - Andrew Zesers, cricketer (played for Australia in 1987 World Cup)
1967 - Bill Houlder, Thunder Bay, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1967 - John Barrowman, Glasgow, Scottish born actor (Peter Fairchild-Central Park West)
1967 - Brad Carson, American politician
1969 - Dan Lacroix, Montreal, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
1969 - John Fina, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
1969 - Terrence Howard, American actor
1969 - Soraya, Colombian-American singer (d. 2006)
1970 - Brett Liddle, Boksburg South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Newcastle)
1970 - Evgeniy Koreshkov, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1970 - Delia Gallagher, American journalist
1971 - Bob Kronenberg, WLAF corner (Rhein Fire)
1971 - Jiri Vykoukai, Olomouc CZ, hockey player (Team Czech Rep, Oly-gold-98)
1971 - Marta Lovera Parquet, Miss Universe-Paraguay (1996)
1971 - Martin Rucinsky, Most Cze, NHL left wing (Canadiens, Oly-Gold-1998)
1971 - Johnny Knoxville, American television personality
1972 - Carl Greenwood, NFL cornerback (NY Jets)
1972 - Chris Shelling, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
1972 - Jamal Duff, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, Wash Redskins)
1973 - Kennedy Otieno, Kenya cricket wicket-keeper (85 v Aust 1996 World Cup)
1973 - Mike Mihelic, CFL offensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1973 - Sammie Brennan, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
1973 - Tony Veland, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
1973 - Martin Hiden, Austrian footballer
1974 - Billy Granville, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
1974 - David Cameron, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1974 - Kevin Donovan, Des Plaines Ill, figure skater (1997 Great Lakes-2nd)
1974 - Jon Dalton, the infamous "Jonny Fairplay" from the 7th and 16th season of Survivor
1975 - Cedric Henderson, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)

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