Is February 11th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on February 11th? With whom will you choose to celebrate this excellent occasion?
If today is your birthday, then you are in excellent company.
February 11th was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
February 11th Birthdays: Famous Artists
Max Beckman, German Expressionist painter (Carnival and Departure), was born on February 11, 1884.
Philip Dunne, American screenwriter and film director (The Agony and the Ecstasy, Forever Amber, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, How Green was My Valley, Pinky, The Robe, Ten North Frederick and Wild in the Country), was born on February 11, 1908. Philip Dunne founded the Screen Writers Guild.
American lyricist Gerald (Gerry) Goffin (“It’s Not the Spotlight,” “A Long and Lasting Love,” “Saving All My Love for You,” “So Sad the Song,” “Time Don’t Run Out on Me,” “Tonight I Celebrate My Love,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” “Yes I Will” and “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman”) was born on February 11, 1939. Gerry Goffin was married to singer and songwriter Carole King. His daughter is singer and songwriter Louise Goffin.
Francesco Hayez, Italian Romantic painter (Aristotle, Ephraim, The Kiss, The Penitent Mary Magdalene, Rinaldo and Armida and Sicilian Vespers), was born on February 11, 1791.
Arne Emil Jacobsen, Danish Modernist architect and furniture designer, was born on February 11, 1902. Arne Jacobsen designed several popular chairs (The Ant, The Egg and The Swan).
American screenwriter and film director (All About Eve, The Barefoot Contessa, Cleopatra, Dragonwyck, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Guys and Dolls, The Honey Pot, Julius Caesar, A Letter to Three Wives, People Will Talk, The Quiet American, Sleuth and Suddenly, Last Summer) and Academy Award winner (1949 and 1950) Joseph Leo Mankiewicz was born on February 11, 1909.
February 11th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
American heavyweight boxing champion Maximilian Adelbert (Max) Baer was born on February 11, 1909. Father to actor Max Baer, Jr., Max Baer was known as “The Livermore Larruper” and “Madcap Maxie.”
American professional football player Clarence Ellis (Atlanta Falcons) was born on February 11, 1950.
Calvin Fowler, American basketball player and Olympic gold medalist (1968), was born on February 11, 2940.
Gretchen Fraser, American slalom skier and Olympic gold medalist (1948), was born on February 11, 1919.
Alevtina Koltschina, Russian cross country relay skier and Olympic gold medalist (1960), was born on February 11, 1930.
Boris Majorov, Russian ice hockey player and Olympic gold medalist (1964), was born on February 11, 1938.
Yevgeniy Majorov, Russian ice hockey player and Olympic gold medalist (1964), was born on February 11, 1938.
February 11th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
American abolitionist, editor (Juvenile Miscellany and The National Anti-Slavery Standard) and author (Frugal Housewife and Letters from New-York) Lydia Maria Child was born on February 11, 1802. Lydia Child was married to abolitionist David Lee Child.
Otto Ludwig, German playwright and author (Between Sky and Earth, Hans Frey, The Hereditary Forester, The Lady of Scuderi, The Maccabees and The Rights of the Heart), was born on February 11, 1813.
Sidney Sheldon, American author (Bloodline, The Doomsday Conspiracy, Master of the Game, The Naked Face, The Other Side of Me, The Other Side of Midnight and Rage of Angels), screenwriter (The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, Hart to Hart, I Dream of Jeannie, Nancy and The Patty Duke Show) and Academy Award winner (1947), was born on February 11, 1917. Sidney Sheldon was married to actresses Jorja Curtright Sheldon and Alexandra Kostoff. His father is novelist Mary Sheldon.
February 11th Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
Mary Quant, British fashion designer and merchandiser, was born on February 11, 1934.
February 11th Birthdays: Famous Performers
Philip Charles Anglim, American actor (The Adams Chronicles, The All-American Boy, The Elephant Man, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and The Thorn Birds), was born on February 11, 1953.
American actress Jennifer (Aniston) Anistonapoulis (Along Came Polly, Bruce Almighty, Friends, The Good Girl, Object of My Affection, She’s the One and ‘Til There Was You) was born on February 11, 1969. Daughter to actor John Aniston, Jennifer Aniston was once married to actor Brad Pitt.
Tina Louise Blacker, American actress (Dallas, Gilligan’s Island and Rituals), was born on February 11, 1937.
American Gospel, R&B and soul singer Otis Clay (“Every Road – Got to End Somewhere,” “I Keep on Toiling,” “Slow and Easy” and “Tryin’ To Live My Life Without You”) was born on February 11, 1942.
Vincent Eugene (Gene) Craddock, American singer (“Be-Bop-A-Lula,” “Dance to the Bop” and “Lotta Lovin'”) and actor (The Girl Can’t Help It), was born on February 11, 1935.
Walter Clayton (Clay Crosse) Crosseno, American contemporary Christian singer (“A Different Man,” “He Walked A Mile,” “I Surrender All,” “I Will Follow Christ” and “Sold Out Believer”), was born on February 11, 1967.
American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Sheryl Crow (“All I Wanna Do,” “If It Makes You Happy” and “Strong Enough”) was born on February 11, 1962.
Matt Dennis, American pianist, bandleader (The Stafford Sisters) and composer (“Everything Happens to Me”), was born on February 11, 1914.
Hungarian actress (Gigi, Green Acres and The Last Time I Saw Paris) and voice-over artist (The Aristocats and
The Rescuers) Eva Gabor was born on February 11, 1921. Married five times, Eva Gabor was sister to actresses Magda Gabor and Zsa Zsa Gabor.
American actress Catherine Hickland (The Bold and the Beautiful, Capitol, The City, Knight Rider, Loving, One Life to Live and Texas) was born on February 11, 1956. Catherine Hickland was married to actors David Hasselhoff and Michael E. Knight.
Conrad Janis, American actor (Bonino, The Buddy Holly Story, Mork & Mindy and Quark), was born on February 11, 1928.
Q’orianka Waira Qoiana Kilcher, German-American actress (The New World), was born on February 11, 1990.
American actor Taylor Lautner (The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, Love Inc. and Twilight) was born on February 11, 1992.
Matthew William (Matt) Lawrence, American actor (Boy Meets World, Bringing Up Jack, Brotherly Love, Drexell’s Class, Gimme a Break, The Hot Chick, Mrs. Doubtfire, Sara and Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad), was born on February 11, 1980. Matthew Lawrence is the brother of actors Andrew Lawrence and Joey Lawrence.
Damian Lewis, British actor (Band of Brothers, The Forsyte Saga and Life), was born on February 11, 1971.
American model and actress Carey Lowell (Club Paradise, Dangerously Close, Fierce Creatures, The Guardian, Law & Order, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Licence to Kill, Love Affair, Road to Ruin and Sleepless in Seattle) was born on February 11, 1961. Carey Lowell was married to photographer John Stember and actors Griffin Dunne and Richard Gere.
Brazilian jazz and funk singer and songwriter Sergio Santos Mendes (Brasil 66 – 77 – 88, The Sergio Mendes Trio and Sexteto Bossa Rio) was born on February 11, 1941. Sergio Mendes married singer Gracinha Leporace.
John Mills, American jazz and pop guitarist and singer (The Mills Brothers), was born on February 11, 1889. John Mills was the father of singers Donald Mills, Harry Mills, Herbert Mills and John Mills, Jr.
Canadian- American comedian and actor Leslie Nielsen (Airplane, Airplane II, Dead and Loving It, Forbidden Planet, Forbidden Planet, The Naked Gun, Police Squad, The Poseidon Adventure, Scary Movie and Wrongfully Accused) was born on February 11, 1926.
Brandy Rayana Norwood, American model, singer (“Baby,” “The Boy Is Mine,” “Brokenhearted,” “Have You Ever,” “I Wanna Be Down” and “What About Us”) and actress (Cinderella, Double Platinum, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer,Moesha and Osmosis Jones), was born on February 11, 1979.
American model, actress (According to Jim, Desperate Housewives, Ned and Stacey, The Pretender and Rescue 77) and television personality (Deal or No Deal) Marisa Petroro was born on February 11, 1972. Marisa Petroro is also known as Marisa Parker.
Robert George (Bobby or Boris) Pickett, American pop singer and songwriter (“Monster Mash”), was born on February 11, 1940.
American actress Patricia Beth (Kim Stanley) Reid (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Frances, The Goddess, The Right Stuff, Seance on a Wet Afternoon and The Three Sisters) was born on February 11, 1925.
Burton Leon (Burt) Reynolds, Jr., American actor (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Boogie Nights, The Cannonball Run, Citizen Ruth, Deliverance, Evening Shade, Gunsmoke, The Hunter’s Moon, Smokey and the Bandit, Tempted and Waterproof), was born on February 11, 1936. Burt Reynolds was married to actress Loni Anderson.
American R&B singer Kelly Rowland (Destiny’s Child) was born on February 11, 1981.
Michael Kenji (Mike) Shinoda, American rock guitarist, keyboardist, singer and songwriter (Fort Minor and Linkin Park), was born on February 11, 1977.
American guitarist, singer and songwriter Joshua Daniel (Josh) White was born on February 11, 1914. Josh White was also known as J. King and “The Singing Christian.”
February 11th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
American inventor Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847. Thomas Edison invented the telegraph machine, the phonograph and the incandescent light bulb. In all, Thomas Edison held more than 1,000 patents.
Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, French scientist, was born on February 11, 1657. The moon’s Fontenelle Crater was named for him.
Sir Vivian Ernest Fuchs, British geologist, explorer and author (The Crossing of Antarctica), was born on February 11, 1908. Sir Vivian Ernest Fuchs explored Antarctica with Sir Edmund Hillary.
British chemist and photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot was born on February 11, 1800.
February 11th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake was born on February 11, 1904.
King Farouk I of Egypt was born on February 11, 1920.
Manuel Antonio Noriega, Panamanian dictator, was born on February 11, 1938.
Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican candidate for the U.S. Vice Presidency (running with Arizona Senator John McCain), was born on February 11, 1964.
Alexander Hamilton Stephens, American Confederate leader, U.S. Congressman (D-GA) and author (Constitutional View of the Late War between the States), was born on February 11, 1812.
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