Birthdays of Personalities on May 11

482 :Justinian I, Byzantine Emperor
1568 :Christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (Battle of White Mountain)
1571 :Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord
1654 :Cornelis van Alkemade, Dutch historian
1715 :Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach, fourth child to reach adulthood of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach
1720 :Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen, German adventurer
1722 :Peter Camper, Leyden Holland, anatomist/professor (Amsterdam)
1733 :Victoire of France, daughter of king Louis XV of France
1752 :Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist
1763 :János Batsányi, Hungarian poet
1771 :Laskarina Bouboulina, Greek naval commander in the Greek War of Independence
1799 :John Lowell, American philanthropist
1801 :Henri Labrouste, French architect
1811 :Chang and Eng Bunker, Thai/American conjoined twins
1811 :Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council
1817 :Fanny Cerrito, Italian ballet dancer
1821 :[Carlos] Charles John Stolbrand, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1823 :Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter
1824 :Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor
1827 :Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter
1830 :John Converse Starkweather, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1838 :Walter Goodman, British painter, illustrator and author
1847 :Godefroid Kurth, Belg historian (La cit de Lige au moyen ge)
1852 :Charles W. Fairbanks, 26th United States Vice President
1854 :Ottmar Mergenthaler, Hachtel Germany, inventor (linotype)
1858 :Carl Hauptmann, writer
1861 :Frederick Russell Burnham, American inspiration and "father" of the international scouting movement
1870 :Otto von Friesen, Swedish runologist and linguist
1871 :Frank Schlesinger, American astronomer
1878 :Mr Reyskens, oldest male resident of Netherlands, ever
1881 :Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian physicist
1888 :P A J Losecaat Vermeer, leader of Dutch High Council
1888 :Willis A. Lee, World War II U.S. naval admiral
1890 :Woodall Rodgers, mayor of Dallas, Texas
1891 :Henry Morgenthau Jr, US Secretary of Treasury (1934-45)
1894 :Anton A Mussert, Dutch nazi leader (NSB)
1894 :Martha Graham, Allegheny Penn, choreographer (Appalachian Spring)
1895 :Jan Parandowski, writer
1896 :Philippo de Pisis, Italian painter
1896 :Josip Štolcer-Slavenski Croatian composer ,
1897 :Izak W van der Merwe, [Boerneef], S Afr writer (Tweetalige Woordeboek)
1897 :Robert E. Gross, American businessman
1899 :Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright
1901 :Mari Sandoz, Nebraska, author (Cheyenne Autumn)
1902 :Bid Sayao, Niteroi Brazil, soprano (Mimia-La Bohme)
1902 :Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Unen Kaivo)
1903 :Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tigers' 2nd baseman (1924-42)
1904 :Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio-announcer
1904 :Salvador Dali, Figueras Spain, surrealist artist (Crucifixion)
1905 :Marjorie Sykes, peace campaigner
1907 :Rose Ausländer, German poet
1911 :Edgar Beck, president (John Mowlem)
1911 :Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier
1911 :Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician
1912 :Saadat Hasan Manto, Pakistani short story writer
1913 :Tutti Camarata, Glen Ridge NJ, orch leader (Vic Damone Show)
1913 :Robert Jungk, Austrian publicist
1914 :Haroun Tazieff, French volcanologist
1916 :C J Cela, writer
1916 :Camilo José Cela, Spanish writer, Nobel laureate
1917 :Hon Montague Woodhouse, Greek resistance organiser
1918 :Richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965)
1918 :Robert Hunt, CEO (Dowty Group)
1918 :Richard Feynman, American physicist, Nobel laureate
1921 :Ian Percival, QC/MP
1921 :Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician
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
1924 :Antony Hewish, English radio astronomer, Nobel laureate
1924 :Ninfa Laurenzo, restaurateur in Houston, Texas
1925 :Rhodes Boyson, MP
1925 :Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts
1926 :Ernest Harrison, CEO (Racal Electronics)
1927 :Justice Hollis
1927 :Zilpha Keatly Snyder, US, sci-fi author (Headless Cupid)
1927 :Gene Savoy, American author, explorer, scholar and cleric
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, Bkln NY, writer/professor (Living End)
1930 :Edsger Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist
1930 :Bud Ekins, American stuntman
1931 :Stephen Smalley, rev/dean (Chester)
1932 :Henriette Santer, clinical Psychologist
1932 :Valentino Garavani (Valentino), Italian designer
1933 :Louis Farrakhan, American Nation of Islam leader
1934 :Jim Jeffords, former American politician
1934 :Arthur Labatt, Canadian businessman (Labatt Brewing Company)
1935 :Francisco Umbral, Spanish novelist
1936 :Ulrich Berkes, writer
1938 :Carla Bley, [Carla Borg], Oakland, musician (Escalator Over the Hill)
1939 :Carlos Lyra, Brazilian musician
1939 :Dante Tinga, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
1940 :Juan Downey, Chilean video artist
1941 :Eric Burdon, England, rock vocalist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1941 :Graham Miles, English snooker player
1942 :Rachel Billington, British author
1943 :Arnie Satin, rocker
1943 :Les Chadwick, English musician (Gerry and the Pacemakers)
1946 :Robert Jarvik, American physician and inventor
1947 :Claude "Butch" Hudson Trucks, drummer (Allman Brothers)
1947 :Butch Trucks, American drummer (The Allman Brothers Band)
1948 :Nirj Deva, Sri Lankan-British politician
1948 :Shigeru Izumiya, Japanese folk musician
1950 :Jeremy Paxman, British journalist and author
1951 :Mike Sleman, rugby player
1951 :Ed Stelmach, Premier of Alberta, Canada
1952 :Warren Littlefield, American television executive
1954 :Edgar Riley Jr, rocker (Axe K)
1954 :Lubomir Stoykov, Bulgarian journalist and broadcaster
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)
1959 :Martha Quinn, American television personality
1960 :Jrgen 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)
1961 :Luis Felipe, Cuban gangster
1963 :Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish politician
1964 :Bobby Witt, Arlington VA, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
1964 :John Parrott, snooker player
1964 :Katie Wagner, American television reporter
1965 :Stefano Domenicali, Italian Formula One team principal (Ferrari)
1965 :Greg Dulli, American musician
1966 :Trenidad Hubbard, Chicago IL, outfielder (Colorado Rockies)
1966 :Christoph Schneider, German drummer (Rammstein)
1967 :Eric Young, New Brunswick NJ, infielder (Colorado Rockies)
1969 :Amy Legacki, Terrytown NY, 10k runner
1970 :Harold Ford Jr., Political commentator and former U.S. Congressman
1972 :Stefen Reid, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
1974 :Roger Juffing, soccer player (Fortuna Sittard
1978 :Perttu Kivilaakso, Finnish cellist (Apocalyptica)
1981 :Dusán Mukics, Slovene journalist and reporter in Hungary
1986 :Rodney K-R.O.K Gilcreast- Recording artist and record producer,
1988 :Ace Hood, American rapper



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