Is January 11th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on January 11th? With whom will you choose to celebrate this excellent occasion?
If today is your birthday, then you are in excellent company.
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January 11th was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
January 11th Birthdays: Famous Artists
Eva Hesse, American Postminimalist sculptress (Contingent, Hangup and Vertiginous Detour), was born on January 11, 1936.
Italian Mannerist painter Girolamo Francesco Maria (Parmigianino) Mazzolla (Madonna with the Long Neck and Vision of Saint Jerome) was born on January 11, 1503.
Joel Zwick, American film director (Elvis Has Left the Building, Fat Albert, My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Second Sight), was born on January 11, 1942.
January 11th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
Gary George Brokaw, American professional basketball player (Buffalo Braves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks) and coach (Charlotte Bobcats and Toronto Raptors), was born on January 11, 1954.
Canadian professional hockey player Dave Burrows (Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs) was born on January 11, 1949.
Tracy Caulkins, American swimmer and Olympic gold medalist (1984), was born on January 11, 1963.
American professional golfer Ben Daniel Crenshaw was born on January 11, 1952.
Christopher Joseph (Chris) Ford, American professional basketball player (Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons) and coach (Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks), was born on January 11, 1948.
Anne Heggtveigt, Canadian slalom skier and Olympic gold medalist (1960), was born on January 11, 1939.
Madeline Manning-Jackson-Mimms, American runner and Olympic gold medalist (1968), was born on January 11, 1948.
American professional football player George Mira (Birmingham Americans, Jacksonville Express, Miami Dolphins, Montreal Alouttes, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers and Toronto Argonauts) was born on January 11, 1942.
Ludmila Poradnik, Russian handball player and Olympic gold medalist (1976 and 1980), was born on January 11, 1946.
Lynwood Thomas (Schoolboy) Rowe, American professional baseball player (Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies), was born on January 11, 1910.
Robert Richard (Bobby) Sheehan, American professional hockey player (Chicago Black Hawks, Colorado Rockies, Edmonton Oilers, Indianapolis Racers, Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Knights, New York Raiders and New York Rangers), was born on January 11, 1949.
American racecar driver and automotive designer Carroll Hall Shelby was born on January 11, 1923. The Dodge Shelby was named for Carroll Shelby.
Freddie Solomon, American professional football player (Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers), was born on January 11, 1953.
January 11th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
Thomas F. Dixon, American pastor, attorney and playwright (The Clansman), was born on January 11, 1864.
American radio personality (Hightower Radio), political activist and author (Hard Tomatoes Hard Times, If the Gods Had Meant Us to Vote They’d Have Given Us Candidates, Let’s Stop Beating Around the Bush, Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go with the Flow, There’s Nothing in the Middle of the Road But Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos and Thieves in High Places) James Allen (Jim) Hightower was born on January 11, 1943.
William James, American psychologist, philosopher and author (Principles of Psychology and The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy), was born on January 11, 1842.
South African novelist Alan Paton (Cry the Beloved Country, For You Departed, Hope for South Africa, The Long View, South Africa in Transition, Tales from a Troubled Land and Too Late the Phalarope) was born on January 11, 1903.
Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice, American novelist (Captain June, The Honorable Percival, Lovey Mary, Mr. Opp, Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill and Sandy), was born on January 11, 1870.
January 11th Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
American financier and telegraph industry leader Ezra Cornell was born on January 11, 1807. Ezra Cornell founded Cornell University.
Laurens Hammond, American engineer and inventor (Hammond Clock and Hammond Organ), was born on January 11, 1895.
Grant A. Tinker, American television executive (MTM Enterprises and NBC), was born on January 11, 1925. Grant Tinker was married to actress Mary Tyler Moore.
January 11th Birthdays: Famous Performers
American hip hop, soul and R&B singer Mary J. Blige (“Be Without You,” “Dance for Me,” “Everything,” “Family Affair,” “It’s a Wrap,” “Just Fine,” “Mary Jane – All Night Long,” “No More Drama,” “Not Gon’ Cry,” “Rainy Dayz,” “Real Love,” “Seven Days,” “We Ride – I See the Future” “Whenever I Say Your Name” and “You Don’t Have to Worry”) was born on January 11, 1992.
Marcus Paul Blucas, American actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, First Daughter and Sunshine State), was born on January 11, 1972.
Gerard Montgomery (Monte) Blue, American actor (The Birth of a Nation, Key Largo and Orphans of the Storm), was born on January 11, 1887.
James Philip (Jim) Bryson, contemporary Christian keyboardist and singer (Mercy Me), was born on January 11, 19–.
Anna Calder-Marshall, British actor (Anna Karenina, The Male of the Species, Prudential’s On Stage, Rules of Engagement, The Winter’s Tale and Zulu Dawn), was born on January 11, 1947. Daughter to novelist Arthur Calder-Marshall, Anna Calder-Marshall married actor David Burke.
American amateur golf champion and pop singer Donald Ross (Don) Cherry (“Band of Gold,” “Belle Belle My Liberty Belle,” “Ghost Town,” “Namely You,” “Thinking of You” and “Wild Cherry”) was born on January 11, 1924. Don Cherry sang with Tommy Dorsey, Ray Conniff, Jan Garber and Victor Young. He also did voice-over work, performing as Mr. Clean for television commercials.
Clarence Clemons, American rock saxophonist (The E Street Band), was born on January 11, 1942.
American comedienne, author (I’m Free But It Will Cost You), actress (Frasier The Geena Davis Show, In Living Color, Living Single and Six Feet Under) and television personality (Celebrity Fit Club, Celebrity Mole, In the Loop with iVillage, To Tell the Truth and The View) Kimberly Coles was born on January 11, 1962.
British actor Jason Joseph Connery (The Boy Who Had Everything, Brotherhood of Blood, Casablanca Express, Doctor Who, Faithful Dealing, Lightspeed, The Lords of Discipline, Macbeth, Merlin: The Quest Begins, Midnight in St. Petersburg, Night Skies, Pandemic, Robin of Sherwood, Shoebox Zoo and Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming) was born on January 11, 1963. Jason Connery is the son of actors Sean Connery and Diane Cilento.
Tom Dumont, American rock guitarist (No Doubt), was born on January 11, 1968.
American actor Rockmond Dunbar (All About You, Noah’s Arc, North Shore, Prison Break and Soul Food) was born on January 11, 1973.
Frederick (Dennis) Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na), was born on January 11, 1949.
Argolda Voncile (Goldie) Hill, American country music singer (“I Let the Stars Get in My Eyes”), was born on January 11, 1933. Goldie Hill was married to country music singer Carl Smith.
American country music singer Diane Ellen (Naomi) Judd (The Judds) was born on January 11, 1946. Naomi Judd is the mother of actress Ashley Judd and country music singer Wynonna Judd.
German actress Christine Maria Kaufmann (Bagdad Cafe, Escape from East Berlin, The Last Days of Pompeii, Murders in the Rue Morgue, Rosen-Resli, Taras Bulba, Town Without Pity and White Horse Inn) was born on January 11, 1945. Christina Kaufmann was married to actor Tony Curtis.
Charmayne (Maxee) Maxwell, Guyanese-American R&B singer (Brownstone), was born on January 11, 1969.
American jazz saxophonist Jack Nimitz was born on January 11, 1930. Jack Nimitz performed with Benny Carter, June Christy, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Quincy Jones, Stan Kenton, Peggy Lee, Chuck Mangione, Herbie Mann, Anita O’Day, Bill Perkins, Diane Schuur, Supersax, and many other artists.
Amanda Peet, American actress (Changing Lanes, Ellen Foster, Origin of the Species, Playing by Heart, Saving Silverman, Something’s Gotta Give, Syriana and The Whole Nine Yards), was born on January 11, 1972. Amanda Peet married screenwriter David Benioff.
Victoria Anne Theresa (Vicki) Peterson, American rock guitarist and singer (The Bangles and The Bangs), was born on January 11, 1958. Vicki Peterson’s sister is singer Debbi Peterson.
British electronic musician Tom (Chemical Tom) Rowland (The Chemical Brothers and The Dust Brothers) was born on January 11, 1972.
American actor Mitchell Ryan (Chase, Dark Shadows, Dharma & Greg, Grosse Pointe Blank, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Hot Shots Part Deux, Julie Farr M.D., Lethal Weapon, Liar Liar and Magnum Force) was born on January 11, 1934.
Felix (“Cousin Itt”) Silla, Italian stunt man and actor (The Addams Family), was born on January 11, 1937.
Australian actor Rodney Sturt (Rod) Taylor (The Birds, Bus Stop, Cry of the Innocent, Darker Than Amber, Fate Is the Hunter, The Glass Bottom Boat, Hong Kong, Masquerade, The Picture Show Man, Sunday in New York, The Time Machine and Young Cassidy), was born on January 11, 1930.
January 11th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Sir James Paget, British pathologist, surgeon and author (Lectures on Surgical Pathology and Lectures on Tumours), was born on January 11, 1814. Paget’s Disease was named for James Paget.
January 11th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, Canadian Parliamentarian and Prime Minister, was born on January 11, 1934.
American patriot, attorney, Founding Father, Federalist Papers co-author and 1st U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1755. Alexander Hamilton’s image appears on the current U.S. ten dollar bill.
Sir John Alexander Macdonald, 1st Canadian Prime Minister, was born on January 11, 1815.
French Premier Pierre Mendes-France was born on January 11, 1907.
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