Birthdays of Personalities on December 11

1475 :Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1513-21)
1712 :Francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia)
1781 :David Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope)
1783 :Max von Schenkendorf, German poet
1797 :Hiram Paulding, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1878
1801 :Grabbe, writer
1810 :Alfred de Musset, Paris, writer (Un Caprice, Bettine)
1835 :Adolf Stoecker, German anti semite/PM
1836 :Jan Boissevain, Dutch politician/ship owner
1838 :Emil Rathenau, German industrialist (AEG)
1840 :Kemal Bey, Turkey, poet/author (Fatherland-1872)
1843 :Robert Koch, German bacteriologist (TB, cholera, Nobel 1905)
1849 :Ellen Key, Swedish theory/author/feminist (Courageous Woman)
1856 :Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist
1856 :Plechanow, writer
1863 :Annie Jump Cannon, US, stellar spectroscopist (Harvard-classification)
1882 :Fiorello La Guardia, (Mayor-R-NYC, 1933-45)
1882 :Max Born, Germany, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954)
1889 :Paul Kornfeld, writer
1896 :Georgi K Zjukov, Russian minister of Defense (WW II) [OS-Dec 2]
1898 :Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn)
1899 :Vera von der Heydt, psychoanalyst
1904 :Joe Coral, bookmaker
1905 :Eugen Fink, German philosopher
1906 :Birago Diop, Senegalees writer/ambassador (Leurres et Lueurs)
1910 :Robert Grieve, civil servant
1911 :Nagib Machfus, Egyptian writer (Nobel 1988)
1911 :Vincent Henry Kemp, poet
1913 :Carlo Ponti, Milan Italy, married to Sophia Loren/director (2 Women)
1918 :Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russia, writer (Cancer Ward, Nobel 1970)
1922 :Grace Paley, writer (1970 Arts & Letters Award)
1922 :Peter Birch, Bronx, choreographer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen)
1926 :Big Mama Thornton, blues singer (Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt)
1928 :Tomas Gutierrez Alea, filmmaker
1930 :Leonard Friedman, violinist
1931 :Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, leader B-sect/guru of rich
1931 :Rita Moreno, [Rosa Dolores Alverio], Humacao PR, (West Side Story)
1932 :Anne Heywood, [Violet Pretty], Engl, Miss GB (1949)/actress (Brain)
1933 :Earnest P van Altena, author/interpreter (Chansons van Earnest)
1936 :Hans van den Broek, Dutch foreign minister (-1992)
1937 :Adrian J Vlok, South African NP-minister of Law & Order (1986- )
1939 :David Gates, Tulsa Ok, rock vocalist (Bread-Baby I'm A Want You)
1939 :Thomas McGuane, US, writer (Colf Feet, Tom Horn, Missouri Breaks)
1939 :Tom Hayden, 60's activist/Mr Jane Fonda/(Rep-D-Ca)
1941 :Max Baucus, (Sen-D-Mont)
1944 :Booker T Jones, US organist (Booker T & MGs-Green Onions) [or Nov 12]
1944 :Brenda Lee, [Brenda Mae Tarpley], Lithonia Ga, singer (I'm Sorry)
1945 :Robert Pickett, rocker
1950 :Christine Onassis, [Andreadis], NYC, Aristotle's daughter
1952 :Susan Seidelman, director (Desperately Seeking Susan)
1954 :Jermaine Jackson, Gary Indiana, singer (Jackson 5-ABC)
1958 :Nicki Sixx, San Jose Calif, rock guitarist (Mtley Cre-Girls Girls)
1959 :Tina Gayle, Frankfurt GFR, Cowboy cheerleader/actress (Kathy-Chips)
1961 :Mike Henneman, St Charles MO, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
1962 :Curtis Williams, rocker
1962 :Kim Linehan, swimmer (1979 1500m World record)
1964 :Justin Currie, Scottish rock vocalist/bassist (Del Amitri)
1964 :Thomas Howard, Middletown OH, outfielder (Cin Reds)
1965 :Jay Bell, Eglin AFB FL, infielder (Pitts Pirates)
1965 :Laurie Carr, Dallas Tx, playmate (Dec, 1986)
1966 :Terry Sharpe, rocker (The Adventures, Starjets-Starjets)
1967 :Katy Steding, Lake Oswego Oregon, basketball forward (Oly-gold-96)
1968 :Derek Bell, Tampa Florida, outfielder (Houston Astros)
1968 :Mark Dailey, Parma Ohio, 1.5k runner
1970 :Victoria Fuller, Santa Barbara Calif, playmate (Jan, 1996)
1972 :Francisco Rodriguez, Brooklyn NY, pitcher (Minn Twins)
1972 :Robert Robinson, CFL defensive linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1973 :Erin Moorad, Chicago Ill, pairs skater (& Richard Gillam)
1974 :Kevin Devine, cornerback/kick returner (Jacksonville Jaguars)



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