Birthdays of Personalities on February 11

1380 :Gianfrancesco Poggio Bracciolini, Italy, humanist
1465 :Elizabeth of York, London, Consort of King Henry VII
1506 :Juliana van Stolberg, engraver of Nassau
1535 :Gregory XIV, [Niccol? Sfondrati], Roman Catholic pope (1590-91)
1557 :John Wtenbogaert, remonstrants theologist
1568 :Honor? d'Urf?, French writer (L'Astr?e)
1657 :Bernard Fontenelle, France, scientist/writer (Plurality of Worlds)
1732 :George Washington [NS=Feb 22]
1764 :Marie-Joseph de Ch?nier, French poet (Cajus Graechus)
1776 :Joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen (1827-31)
1780 :K v G?nderode, writer
1783 :Jarena Lee, famous African
1800 :William Henry Fox Talbot, Wiltshire England, photographic pioneer
1802 :Lydia Maria Child, US, author/abolitionist (Juvenile Miscellany)
1812 :Alexander Hamilton Stephens, Vice Pres (Confederacy), died in 1883
1812 :Benjamin Franklin Sands, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1883
1821 :Auguste ?douard Mariette, Fren egyptologist, (dug out Sphinx 12/16/42)
1821 :Hermann Allmers, writer
1829 :William Anderson Pile, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1889
1833 :Melville Weston Fuller, 8th chief justice
1839 :Josiah Willard Gibbs, theoretical physicist/chemist
1840 :Sanuel Dana Greene, Lt Cmdr (Union Navy), died in 1884
1846 :William Fox Talbot, pioneer photographer/inventor
1847 :Thomas Alva Edison, Milan Ohio, lit up your life (held 1200 patents)
1860 :Rachilde, [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author (Monsieur Venus)
1867 :August W Messer, German philosopher/educator/psychologist
1869 :Helene ELJ Kr?ller-M?ller, Dutch founder (Kr?ller-M?ller Museum)
1873 :Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author/novelist (Pages from My Life)
1874 :Elsa Beskow, [Maartman], Swedish children's book/fairy tales author
1887 :Ernst "Putzi" Hanfst?ngl, German/US pianist/politician (NSDAP)
1887 :John van Melle, South African writer (Dawid Booysen)
1889 :John Mills, dancer (Mills Brothers)
1890 :John P M L de Vries, fairy tale writer
1893 :Johan C P Alberts, Dutch literary (Festival)
1894 :Isaac M Kolthoff, chemist (Massenanalyse)
1896 :Else Lasker-Sch?ler, writer
1898 :Leo Szilard, Hungary, physicist/A-bomb worker/peace activist
1900 :Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher
1900 :Thomas Hitchcock Jr, great polo player (Westchester Cup 1924,27,30,39)
1904 :Henry R LaBouisse, headed UNICEF (1965-79)
1904 :Keith Holyoake, New Zealand PM (1960-72)
1905 :Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Neth/Indonesian writer (Camp diary)
1906 :Denis Barnett, British air chief marshal
1907 :E W Swanton, author & sports commentator
1908 :Josh White, rocker
1908 :Sutan Takdir Alishahbana, Indonesian linguistic/author/novelist
1908 :Vivian [Ernest] Fuchs, geologist/explorer (British Antarctic Survey)
1909 :Max Baer, Omaha Nebraska, heavyweight boxing champ (1934-35)
1911 :Alec Cairncross, chancellor (Glasgow U)
1912 :Roy Fuller, England, poet/novelist (Lost Season)
1912 :Rudolf Firkusny, Napajedla Czechoslovakia, pianist (Julliard)
1914 :French Duynstee, Dutch constitutional lawyer
1914 :Matt Dennis, Seattle Wash, vocalist (Matt Dennis Show)
1914 :Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge of Amsterdam
1915 :Haakon Stotijn, Dutch oboist (VARA Orch, Orkestgebouw Orch)
1915 :Mervyn Levy, artist/critic
1915 :Patrick Leigh Fermor, author
1916 :Bernice Levin Neugarten, social scientist/gerontologist
1917 :Richard Jock Kinneir, graphic designer
1917 :Sidney Sheldon, novelist (1947 Academy Award, 1959 Tony, Bloodline)
1919 :Gretchen Fraser, Tacoma Wash, slalom skier (Olympic-gold-1948)
1920 :Daniel F[rancis] Galouye, US, sci-fi author (Dark Universe, Last Leap)
1920 :Farouk I, Cairo, last King of Egypt (1936-52)
1920 :Paul Peter Piech, artist
1921 :Lloyd Bentsen, (Sen-D-TX, 1971- )/1989 Dem VP nominee)
1923 :Baroness Sharples
1923 :Ronald Arculus, British diplomat
1924 :Mary Tregear, Oriental art historian
1925 :Peter Berger, British vice-admiral
1925 :Virginia E Johnson, doctor/sexologist (Masters & Johnson)
1926 :Alexander Gibson, British conductor/founder (Scottish Opera)
1926 :Paul Bocuse, France, great chef (Legion of Honor)
1928 :Archibald Forster, CEO (Esso UK)
1928 :Raoul Cita, rocker
1930 :Alevtina Koltschina, USSR, cross coutry relay skier (Oly-gold-1960)
1930 :C H Dearnley, organist
1930 :Earl of Rosebery
1931 :Larry Merchant, author/boxing commentator (Showtime)
1932 :Dennis Skinner, MP
1932 :Jerome Lowenthal, Phila, pianist/prof (Jerusalem Academy of Music)
1934 :John Surtees, British race car driver
1934 :Mary Quant, Kent England, fashion designer (Chelsea Look, Mod Look)
1934 :Patrick Holmes Sellors, ophthalmologist
1935 :Gene Vincent, Norfolk Va, rock guitarist/vocalist (Be-Bop-A-Lula)
1937 :Lodewijk Boer, Dutch violinist/playwright (The Family)
1937 :Marilyn Butler, Rector (Exeter College-Oxford)
1938 :Boris Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic-gold-1964)
1938 :Manuel Antonio Noriega, Panamanian general/dictator (-1990)
1938 :Yevgeniy Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic-gold-1964)
1939 :Bryan Gould, MP
1939 :Gerry Goffin, Queens NY, rock lyricist (married Carole King)
1939 :Jane [Hyatt] Yolen, US, sci-fi author (Spider Jane, Heart's Blood)
1940 :Bobby "Boris" Pickett, rocker (Monster Mash)
1940 :Calvin Fowler, Pitts, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1968)
1941 :Glenn Randall Jr, stuntman (Species, Mrs Soffel, Return of the Jedi)
1941 :Jeremy Mackenzie, general
1941 :Sergio Mendes, jazz/pop musician (Brazil '66/'77/'88)
1942 :Archie Andrews, comic book character (Archie)
1942 :James Couchman, MP
1942 :Leon Haywood, US vocalist/keyboardist (It's Got to be Mellow)
1943 :Iain Cameron, British brigadier
1943 :Win Griffiths, MP
1944 :Michael G Oxley, (Rep-R-OH, 1981- )
1946 :M C Walker, CEO (Iceland Frozen Foods)
1946 :Timothy Chambers, pediatrician
1948 :Sue Bernard, Los Angeles CA, playmate (Dec, 1966)
1949 :Charlie Hargrett, rock guitarist (Blackfoot)
1950 :Clarence Ellis, NFLer
1950 :Earnest Jim Istook, (Rep-R-Oklahoma)
1950 :Rochelle Fleming, US soul vocalist (First Choice, Smarty Pants)
1953 :Alan Rubin, music figure (Blues Brothers)
1953 :Stephen D Thorne, Frankfurt-on-Main, German FR, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
1958 :Michael Jackson, controller (BBC2)
1960 :Richard A Mastracchio, Waterbury Ct, astronaut
1961 :Becky LeBeau, LA Calif, vocalist (Mischief)
1963 :Todd Benzinger, US baseball player (SF Giants)
1964 :Sheryl Crow, vocalist (All I Want to Do-Grammy 1995)
1966 :Alexander Semak, Ufa Russia, NHL center (NY Islanders)
1967 :Derek King, Hamilton, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
1967 :John Patterson, US baseball infielder (SF Giants)
1969 :Bryan Eversgerd, US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1969 :Kevin King, US baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
1969 :Mary Stoker, Miss Wisconsin USA (1996)
1969 :Shannon Long, Gladstone Australia, playmate (Oct, 1988)
1971 :Jennifer Lynne Faucette, Burlington Vermont, Miss America-Vt (1996)
1972 :Dennis Iliohan, Dutch soccer player (FC Lisse, ADO Den Haag)
1973 :Tom Tumulty, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
1974 :Brian Newman, guard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1974 :Ronnie Ward, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
1974 :Wally Richardson, quarterback (Baltimore Ravens)
1975 :Kim Weir, Miss USA-Nebraska (1997)
1977 :Veronica Marie Duka, Campbellsville KY, Miss America (Ky-Top 10-1997)
1997 :Michael Jackson Jr, son of Michael Jackson



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