Famous Birthdays on 11th May

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1568 - Christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (Battle of White Mountain)
1571 - Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord (d. 1637)
1654 - Cornelis van Alkemade, Dutch historian
1720 - Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen, German adventurer (d. 1797)
1722 - Peter Camper, Leyden Holland, anatomist/professor (Amsterdam)
1731 - Johann Gottfried Seyfert, composer
1733 - Victoire of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1799)
1752 - Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (d. 1840)
1763 - János Batsányi, Hungarian poet (d. 1845)
1772 - Henri-Jean Rigel, composer
1791 - Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek, composer
1799 - John Lowell, American philanthropist (d. 1836)
1801 - Henri Labrouste, French architect (d. 1875)
1807 - Ira Aldridge, Great 19th century African American Shakespearian actor (Othello)
1811 - Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese Siamese twins
1811 - Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1893)
1817 - Fanny Cerrito, Italian ballet dancer (d. 1909)
1821 - [Carlos] Charles John Stolbrand, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
1823 - Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter
1824 - Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (d. 1904)
1827 - Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (d. 1875)
1830 - John Converse Starkweather, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
1835 - Kārlis Baumanis, Latvian composer (d. 1905)
1838 - Walter Goodman, British painter, illustrator and author (d. 1912)
1840 - Filippo Capocci, composer
1841 - Ernst von Possart, German actor/stage manager/reciter
1852 - Charles Warren Fairbanks, (R) 26th US VP (1905-09)
1854 - John Blackham, cricketer (Australia's 1st wicketkeeper)
1854 - Ottmar Mergenthaler, Hachtel Germany, inventor (linotype)
1855 - Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov, Russian composer (Bewitched Lake)
1858 - Carl Hauptmann, writer
1861 - Frederick Russell Burnham, father of the international scouting movement (d. 1947)
1869 - Francisco Lacerda, composer
1871 - Frank Schlesinger, American astronomer (d. 1943)
1875 - Harriet Quimby, American aviator (d. 1912)
1878 - Jan Machiel Reyskens, oldest male resident of the Netherlands. Died 1990 aged 111.
1881 - Jan van Gilse, composer/resistance fighter (Frau Helga von Staveren)
1881 - Pascual Rogatis, composer
1881 - Al Cabrera, Spanish-born Cuban baseball player (d. 1964)
1881 - Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian physicist (d. 1963)
1882 - Joseph Marx, Austrian composer/critic
1885 - Joe "King" Oliver, American jazz musician (d. 1938)
Composer and Lyricist Irving BerlinComposer and Lyricist Irving Berlin (1888) 1888 - Irving Berlin, [Isadore Balin], Temum Siberia, composer (White Xmas)
1888 - P A J Losecaat Vermeer, leader of Dutch High Council
1888 - Willis A. Lee, World War II U.S. naval admiral (d. 1945)
1890 - Woodall Rodgers, mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1961)
1891 - Henry Morgenthau Jr, US Secretary of Treasury (1934-45)
1892 - Margaret Rutherford, England, actress (Murder Most Foul)
1894 - Anton A Mussert, Dutch nazi leader (NSB)
1894 - Florimond Cornellie, Belgium, yachting (Olympic-gold-1920)
1894 - Martha Graham, Allegheny Penn, choreographer (Appalachian Spring)
1895 - Jan Parandowski, writer
1895 - William Grant Still, Woodville Mississippi, composer (Afro-American)
1896 - Josip Slavenski, composer
1896 - Philippo de Pisis, Italian painter
1897 - Izak W van der Merwe, [Boerneef], S Afr writer (Tweetalige Woordeboek)
1897 - Robert E. Gross, American businessman (d. 1961)
1899 - Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (d. 1963)
1901 - Mari Sandoz, Nebraska, author (Cheyenne Autumn)
1902 - Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Unen Kaivo)
1903 - Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tigers' 2nd baseman (1924-42)
1904 - Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio-announcer
Painter Salvador DaliPainter Salvador Dali (1904) 1904 - Salvador Dali, Figueras Spain, surrealist artist (Crucifixion)
1905 - Marjorie Sykes, peace campaigner
1906 - Kent Taylor, [Louis Weiss], Iowa, actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders)
1907 - Rose Ausländer, German poet (d. 1988)
1907 - Rip Sewell, American baseball player (d. 1989)
1909 - Herbert Murrill, composer
1910 - Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos, composer
1911 - Doodles Weaver, Los Angeles California, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers)
1911 - Edgar Beck, president (John Mowlem)
1911 - Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier
1911 - Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (d. 2004)
1912 - Foster Brooks, Louisville Ky, comedian/actor (Miles-Mork & Mindy)
1912 - Phil Silvers, Brooklyn New York, American comedian (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show)
1913 - Clare Grundman, composer
1913 - Tutti Camarata, Glen Ridge NJ, orchestra leader (Vic Damone Show)
1913 - Robert Jungk, Austrian publicist (d. 1994)
1914 - Haroun Tazieff, French volcanologist (d. 1998)
1916 - C J Cela, writer
1916 - Camilo Jose Cela, Spain, author (La Colmena-1951)
1917 - Hon Montague Woodhouse, Greek resistance organiser
1918 - Richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965)
1918 - Robert Hunt, CEO (Dowty Group)
1920 - Beryl Bryden, jazz singer
1920 - Denver Pyle, Bethune Colo, actor (Dukes of Hazzard, Tammy, Doris Day)
1921 - Ian Percival, QC/MP
1921 - Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician
1922 - Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (d. 1992)
1922 - Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
1923 - Joan Moriarty, Brigadier matron-in-chief/dir (Army Nursing Services)
1923 - Lord Gordon "Gordy" White, English industrialist/multi-millionaire
1923 - Vincent Gordon Lindsay White, tycoon
1924 - Antony Hewish, radio astronomer
1924 - Jackie Milburn, English soccer star (Newcastle United)
1924 - Eugene Dynkin, Russian mathematician
1925 - Rhodes Boyson, MP
1925 - Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2006)
1925 - William Glasser, Cleveland, OH, psychiatrist (reality therapy, choice theory), (d. 2013)
1926 - Ernest Harrison, CEO (Racal Electronics)
1926 - Frank Thring, Melbourne Australia, actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur)
1927 - Justice Hollis
1927 - Mort Sahl, Montreal, comedian/political satirist/beatnik (Big Party)
1927 - Zilpha Keatly Snyder, US, sci-fi author (Headless Cupid)
1927 - Gene Savoy, American author, explorer, scholar and cleric (d. 2007)
1928 - Yaacov Agam, Israeli sculptor
1928 - Brother Andrew, Dutch missionary
1929 - Edward Anson, British vice-admiral
1930 - M J Hamlin, Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Dundee University)
1930 - Stanley L Elkin, Brooklyn New York, American writer/professor (Living End)
1930 - Edsger Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist (d. 2002)
1930 - Bud Ekins, American stuntman (d. 2007)
1930 - William Carey, Baltimore, Maryland, American businessman and philanthropist (W.P. Carey & Co. LLC) (d. 2012)
1931 - Stephen Smalley, rev/dean (Chester)
1932 - Henriette Santer, clinical Psychologist
1932 - Valentino [Garavani], Milan Italy, fashion designer
1933 - Louis Farrakhan, minister (black islam nation, million man march)
1934 - James M Jeffords, (Rep-R-VT, 1975- )
1935 - Doug McClure, Glendale California, actor (Checkmate, Virginian, Roots)
1935 - Francisco Umbral, Spanish novelist (d. 2007)
1936 - Ulrich Berkes, writer
1937 - David Allan, cricketer (West Indian wicketkeeper 1962-66)
1938 - Carla Bley [Carla Borg], Oakland, California, American musician (Escalator Over the Hill)
1938 - Harvey Sollberger, Cedar Rapids Ia, flutist/composer (2 Oboes Troping)
1939 - Milt Pappas, baseball pitcher
1939 - Carlos Lyra, Brazilian musician
1940 - Ronald Anthony Pellegrino, composer
1940 - Juan Downey, Chilean video artist (d. 1993)
1941 - Eric Burdon, Walker-on-Tyne England, rock vocalist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1941 - Ian Redpath, cricketer (dependable Australian opening batsman 1964-76)
1941 - Graham Miles, English snooker player
1942 - Rachel Billington, British writer
1943 - Arnie Satin, rocker
1943 - George Edwards, composer
1943 - Les Chadwick, bassist (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry Crossed the Mersy)
1943 - Nancy Greene, Canada, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1968)
1943 - Juliet Harmer, English actress
1944 - John Benaud, cricketer (brother of Richie, Australian bat 1972-73)
1946 - Plume Latraverse, Quebec singer and musician
1947 - Claude "Butch" Hudson Trucks, drummer (Allman Brothers)
1948 - Alfred Matt, Austria, slalom (Olympic-bronze-1968)
1948 - Nirj Deva, Sri Lankan-British politician
1948 - Shigeru Izumiya, Japanese folk musician
1950 - Dane Iorg, baseball player (Philles, Cards)
1950 - Jeremy Paxman, broadcaster
1951 - Mike Sleman, rugby player
1952 - Darrow Igus, Newark NJ, comedian (Fridays, Roll Out)
1952 - Shohreh Aghdashloo, Iranian actress
1952 - Frances Fisher, English-born actress
1952 - Mike Lupica, American sports journalist
1952 - Renaud Séchan, French composer
1952 - Warren Littlefield, American television executive
1953 - Boyd Gaines, Atlanta Ga, actor (Mark-One Day at a Time, Sure Thing)
1953 - David Gest, American television producer
1954 - Edgar Riley Jr, rocker (Axe K)
1954 - Judith Weir, composer
1954 - John Gregory, English football manager
1954 - Lubomir Stoykov, Bulgarian journalist and broadcaster
1955 - Jos Haagmans, Dutch singer (Frank Boeijen Group)
1955 - Mark Herndon, Springfield Mass, country drummer (Alabama-Take Me Down)
1955 - John DeStefano, Jr., American politician
1956 - Theresa Burke, Canadian journalist
1956 - Alex Lester, British broadcaster
1957 - Luca Urbani, Rome Italy, MD/astronaut (STS 78-alt)
1958 - Peter Antonie, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1958 - Walt Terrell, baseball player
1959 - Martha Quinn, Albany NY, MTV VJ (Tracey-Bradys)
1960 - Jorgen Schult, German FR, discus thrower (world record 1986)
1961 - Cecile Licad, Manila Philippines, pianist (Leventritt Award-1981)
1961 - Diana Lee[-Hsu], Seattle Wa, playmate (May, 1988)
1962 - Steve Bono, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1963 - Blair Piercy, Vancouver, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Cordova Bay Open)
1963 - Mark Breland, Brooklyn New York, American welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1984)
Actress Natasha RichardsonActress Natasha Richardson (1963) 1963 - Natasha Richardson, London England, actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale)
1963 - Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish politician
1963 - Masatoshi Hamada, Japanese comedian
1963 - Roark Critchlow, actor
1964 - Bobby Witt, Arlington VA, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
1964 - Drew Story, San Clemente California, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
1964 - Floyd Youmans, baseball pitcher (Expos)
1964 - Jeff Sellers, baseball pitcher (Red Sox)
1964 - John Parrott, snooker player
1964 - Katie Wagner, daughter of Robert Wagner/model/guest VJ (MTV)
1964 - Tim Blake Nelson, Tulsa, Oklahoma, American actor
1965 - Greg Dulli, American musician
1965 - Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor
1966 - Chris Mohr, NFL punter (Buffalo Bills)
1966 - Trenidad Hubbard, Chicago IL, outfielder (Colorado Rockies)
1966 - Christoph Schneider, German drummer (Rammstein)
1967 - Eric Young, New Brunswick NJ, infielder (Colorado Rockies)
1967 - Jamie Brayshaw, cricketer (son of Ian WA & SA right-handed batsman)
1967 - Kenneth Gould, Chicago Illinois, Welterweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1988)
1968 - Jeffrey Donovan, American actor
1969 - Amy Legacki, Terrytown NY, 10k runner
1970 - Dean Capobianco, Australian 200m/400m (Olympics-92, 96)
1970 - Michael Joubert, Australian 400m/800m (Olympics-96)
1970 - Nicky Katt, American actor
1970 - Glenn Hugill, British television presenter and producer
1971 - Corey Fuller, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
1971 - Yo Murphy, WLAF receiver (Scottish Claymores)

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