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Day History: October-11

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Famous Birthdays


1335 - [[Taejo of Joseon]] -(d. 1408)

1616 - [[Andreas Gryphius]] -German poet and playwright (d. 1664)

1629 - [[Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti]] -(d. 1666)

1661 - [[Melchior de Polignac]] -French cardinal and poet (d. 1742)

1671 - [[Frederick IV of Denmark]] -(d. 1730)

1672 - [[Pylyp Orlyk]] -Ukrainian-Romanian diplomat (d. 1742)

1675 - [[Samuel Clarke]] -English clergyman and philosopher (d. 1729)

1679 - [[Christian Vater]] -German organ builder (d. 1756)

1738 - [[Arthur Phillip]] -English admiral and politician, 1st Governor of New South Wales (d. 1814)

1739 - [[Grigory Potemkin]] -Russian general and politician (d. 1791)

1758 - [[Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers]] -German physician and astronomer (d. 1840)

1786 - [[Stevenson Archer (1786–1848)|Stevenson Archer]] -American judge and politician (d. 1848)

1788 - [[Simon Sechter]] -Austrian organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1867)

1803 - [[Gregor von Helmersen]] -Estonian-Russian general and geologist (d. 1885)

1809 - [[Orson Squire Fowler]] -American phrenologist and author (d. 1887)

1814 - [[Jean-Baptiste Lamy]] -French-American archbishop (d. 1888)

1815 - [[Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte]] -Italian-French politician (d. 1881)

1821 - [[George Williams (YMCA)|George Williams]] -English philanthropist, founded the YMCA (d. 1905)

1844 - [[Henry J. Heinz]] -American businessman, founded the H. J. Heinz Company (d. 1916)

1863 - [[Louis Cyr]] -Canadian strongman (d. 1912)

1865 - [[Hans E. Kinck]] -Norwegian philologist and author (d. 1926)

1871 - [[Johan Oscar Smith]] -Norwegian evangelist, founded the Brunstad Christian Church (d. 1943)

1872 - [[Emily Davison]] -English educator and activist (d. 1913)

1872 - [[Harlan F. Stone]] -American lawyer and jurist, 12th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1946)

1876 - [[Paul Masson (cyclist)|Paul Masson]] -French cyclist (d. 1944)

1877 - [[Henri Hazebrouck]] -French rower (d. 1948)

1879 - [[Ernst Mally]] -Austrian philosopher and academic (d. 1944)

1881 - [[Hans Kelsen]] -Czech-American jurist and philosopher (d. 1973)

1884 - [[Friedrich Bergius]] -German-Argentinian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1949)

1884 - [[Eleanor Roosevelt]] -American humanitarian and politician, 39th First Lady of the United States (d. 1962)

1884 - [[Sig Ruman]] -German-American actor (d. 1967)

1885 - [[François Mauriac]] -French author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)

1890 - [[A. V. Kulasingham]] -Sri Lankan journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1978)

1894 - [[Julius Kuperjanov]] -Estonian educator and lieutenant (d. 1919)

1895 - [[Jakov Gotovac]] -Croatian composer and conductor (d. 1982)

1896 - [[Roman Jakobson]] -Russian–American linguist and theorist (d. 1982)

1897 - [[Nathan Farragut Twining]] -American general (d. 1982)

1899 - [[Eddie Dyer]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1964)

1901 - [[Masanobu Tsuji]] -Japanese politician, author, and tactician of the Imperial Japanese Army (d. ca.1961)

1902 - [[Jayaprakash Narayan]] -Indian activist and politician (d. 1979)

1905 - [[Fred Trump]] -American businessman (d. 1999)

1911 - [[Nello Pagani]] -Italian motorcycle racer and racing driver (d. 2003)

1912 - [[Betty Noyes]] -American actress and singer (d. 1987)

1913 - [[Joe Simon]] -American author and illustrator (d. 2011)

1913 - [[Dorothy Woolfolk]] -American author (d. 2000)

1915 - [[T. Llew Jones]] -Welsh author and poet (d. 2009)

1916 - [[Nanaji Deshmukh]] -Indian educator and activist (d. 2010)

1918 - [[Fred Bodsworth]] -Canadian journalist and author (d. 2012)

1918 - [[Jerome Robbins]] -American director, producer, and choreographer (d. 1998)

1919 - [[Art Blakey]] -American drummer and bandleader (d. 1990)

1919 - [[Jean Vander Pyl]] -American actress (d. 1999)

1920 - [[Édgar Negret]] -Colombian sculptor (d. 2012)

1922 - [[G. C. Edmondson]] -American soldier and author (d. 1995)

1924 - [[André Emmerich]] -German-American art dealer (d. 2007)

1924 - [[Mal Whitfield]] -American runner

1925 - [[Elmore Leonard]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1926 - [[Joe Ginsberg]] -American baseball player (d. 2012)

1926 - [[Thích Nhất Hạnh]] -Vietnamese monk, author, and poet

1926 - [[Earle Hyman]] -American actor

1926 - [[Neville Wran]] -Australian lawyer and politician, 35th Premier of New South Wales (d. 2014)

1927 - [[Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium]] -(d. 2005)

1927 - [[Tony Kinsey]] -English drummer and composer

1927 - [[James Prior, Baron Prior]] -English politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

1928 - [[Alfonso de Portago]] -Spanish race car driver (d. 1957)

1928 - [[Roscoe Robinson, Jr.]] -American general (d. 1993)

1928 - [[Geoffrey Tordoff, Baron Tordoff]] -English businessman and politician

1929 - [[Curtis Amy]] -American saxophonist (d. 2002)

1929 - [[Raymond Moriyama]] -Canadian architect, designed the Ottawa Civic Centre and Scarborough Civic Centre

1929 - [[Liselotte Pulver]] -Swiss actress

1930 - [[Michael Edwardes]] -South African-English businessman

1930 - [[LaVell Edwards]] -American football player and coach

1930 - [[Sam Johnson]] -American colonel and politician

1930 - [[K. P. Ummer]] -Indian actor (d. 2001)

1932 - [[Saul Friedländer]] -Israeli historian and author

1932 - [[Dottie West]] -American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1991)

1934 - [[Peter Hujar]] -American photographer (d. 1987)

1935 - [[Dan Evins]] -American businessman, founded Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (d. 2012)

1935 - [[Daniel Quinn]] -American environmentalist and author

1936 - [[C. Gordon Fullerton]] -American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (d. 2013)

1936 - [[Billy Higgins]] -American drummer (d. 2001)

1936 - [[James M. McPherson]] -American historian and author

1936 - [[Tom Zé]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter

1937 - [[Bobby Charlton]] -English footballer and manager

1937 - [[R. H. W. Dillard]] -American poet, author, and critic

1937 - [[Jaan Kundla]] -Estonian politician

1937 - [[Ron Leibman]] -American actor and screenwriter

1938 - [[Michael Stear]] -English air marshal

1939 - [[Maria Bueno]] -Brazilian tennis player

1939 - [[Austin Currie]] -Irish politician

1940 - [[Pouri Banayi]] -Iranian actress

1941 - [[Lester Bowie]] -American trumpet player and composer (Art Ensemble of Chicago) (d. 1999)

1942 - [[Amitabh Bachchan]] -Indian actor, singer, and producer

1942 - [[Richard Wilson, Baron Wilson of Dinton]] -Welsh academic and politician

1943 - [[Michael Harloe]] -English sociologist and academic

1943 - [[John Nettles]] -English actor

1943 - [[Ilmar Reepalu]] -Swedish politician

1943 - [[Gene Watson]] -American singer and producer

1944 - [[Cindy Carol]] -American actress

1944 - [[Mike Fiore]] -American baseball player

1944 - [[Rodney Marsh (footballer)|Rodney Marsh]] -English footballer, manager, and sportscaster

1945 - [[Andrew Logan]] -English sculptor and painter

1946 - [[Oba Chandler]] -American murderer (d. 2011)

1946 - [[Elinor Goodman]] -English journalist

1946 - [[Daryl Hall]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Hall & Oates)

1946 - [[Sawao Kato]] -Japanese gymnast and educator

1946 - [[Gary Mallaber]] -American singer-songwriter and drummer (Raven (American band)|Raven and Steve Miller Band)

1947 - [[Al Atkins]] -English singer-songwriter (Judas Priest)

1947 - [[Thomas Boswell]] -American journalist and author

1947 - [[George McCorkle]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Marshall Tucker Band) (d. 2007)

1947 - [[Lucas Papademos]] -Greek economist and politician, 183rd Prime Minister of Greece

1947 - [[Alan Pascoe]] -English hurdler

1948 - [[Cecilia (Spanish singer)|Cecilia]] -Spanish singer-songwriter (d. 1976)

1948 - [[Lauri Nebel]] -Estonian magician and actor

1948 - [[David Rendall (tenor)|David Rendall]] -English tenor and actor

1948 - [[Peter Turkson]] -Ghanaian cardinal

1949 - [[Henry Luke Orombi]] -Ugandan archbishop

1950 - [[Rene Bond]] -American porn actress (d. 1996)

1950 - [[William R. Forstchen]] -American author and historian

1950 - [[Amos Gitai]] -Israeli director, producer, and author

1950 - [[Patty Murray]] -American educator and politician

1951 - [[Bruce Bartlett]] -American economist, historian, and author

1951 - [[Jean-Jacques Goldman]] -French singer-songwriter and guitarist (Taï Phong and Fredericks Goldman Jones)

1951 - [[Shannon Rubicam]] -American singer-songwriter (Boy Meets Girl (band)|Boy Meets Girl)

1951 - [[Charles Shyer]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1952 - [[Paulette Carlson]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Highway 101)

1952 - [[Mark Goodman]] -American television host and actor

1953 - [[David Morse (actor)|David Morse]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1954 - [[David Michaels (epidemiologist)|David Michaels]] -American epidemiologist and politician

1954 - [[Vojislav Šešelj]] -Serbian lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia

1954 - [[Atsuko Takahata]] -Japanese actress and voice actress

1955 - [[Norm Nixon]] -American basketball player and sportscaster

1956 - [[Eduardo Arellano Félix]] -Mexican drug trafficker

1956 - [[Nicanor Duarte]] -Paraguayan lawyer and politician, President of Paraguay

1956 - [[Derek Ringer]] -Scottish race car driver

1957 - [[Paul Bown]] -English actor

1957 - [[Dawn French]] -Welsh-English actress and screenwriter

1957 - [[Paul Sereno]] -American paleontologist and academic

1959 - [[Wayne Gardner]] -Australian motorcycle racer

1959 - [[Allan Little]] -Scottish journalist and author

1960 - [[Randy Breuer]] -American basketball player

1960 - [[Nicola Bryant]] -English actress

1960 - [[Curt Ford]] -American baseball player and manager

1960 - [[Gábor Pölöskei]] -Hungarian footballer and manager

1961 - [[Neil Buchanan]] -English guitarist and actor (Marseille (band)|Marseille)

1961 - [[Amr Diab]] -Egyptian singer-songwriter

1961 - [[Steve Young]] -American football player and sportscaster

1962 - [[Joan Cusack]] -American actress

1962 - [[Anne Enright]] -Irish author

1962 - [[Richard Paul Evans]] -American author

1962 - [[Andy McCoy]] -Finnish-Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Hanoi Rocks, The Suicide Twins, and Shooting Gallery (band)|Shooting Gallery)

1963 - [[Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein]] -of Jordan

1963 - [[Ronny Rosenthal]] -Israeli-English footballer

1963 - [[Brian Rice]] -Scottish footballer and manager

1964 - [[Diane Gaidry]] -American actress

1964 - [[Michael J. Nelson]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1965 - [[Rikishi (wrestler)|Rikishi]] -American wrestler

1965 - [[Sean Patrick Flanery]] -American actor and producer

1965 - [[Alexander Hacke]] -German singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Einstürzende Neubauten)

1965 - [[Orlando Hernández]] -Cuban baseball player

1965 - [[Volodymyr Horilyi]] -Ukrainian footballer

1965 - [[Luke Perry]] -American actor and producer

1965 - [[Ronit Roy]] -Indian actor

1966 - [[Todd Snider]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1966 - [[Stephen Williams (politician)|Stephen Williams]] -Welsh politician

1967 - [[Tazz]] -American wrestler and sportscaster

1967 - [[Tony Chimel]] -American ring announcer

1967 - [[Artie Lange]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1967 - [[Daniel Razon]] -Filipino singer, minister, and radio host

1967 - [[David Starr]] -American race car driver

1968 - [[Jane Krakowski]] -American actress and singer

1968 - [[Claude Lapointe]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1968 - [[Brett Salisbury]] -American football player and author

1969 - [[Merieme Chadid]] -Moroccan astronomer

1969 - [[Stephen Moyer]] -English actor, director, and producer

1969 - [[Ty Murray]] -American bull rider

1970 - [[Chidi Ahanotu]] -American football player

1970 - [[Vanessa Harding]] -American wrestler

1970 - [[Andy Marriott]] -English-Welsh footballer and manager

1970 - [[Shin Tae-yong]] -South Korean footballer and coach

1970 - [[Constance Zimmer]] -American actress

1971 - [[Jason Ellis (radio host)|Jason Ellis]] -Australian skateboarder, mixed martial artist, and actor

1971 - [[Petra Haden]] -American violinist and singer (That Dog, Tito & Tarantula, and The Decemberists)

1971 - [[MC Lyte]] -American rapper and actress

1971 - [[Oleksandr Pomazun]] -Ukrainian footballer and manager

1972 - [[Claudia Black]] -Australian actress

1973 - [[Mark Chapman (broadcaster)|Mark Chapman]] -English radio and television host

1973 - [[Takeshi Kaneshiro]] -Japanese actor and singer

1973 - [[Steven Pressley]] -Scottish footballer and manager

1973 - [[Mike Smith (guitarist)|Mike Smith]] -American guitarist (Tons (band)|Snot and Limp Bizkit)

1973 - [[Niki Xanthou]] -Greek long jumper

1973 - [[Dmitri Young]] -American baseball player and radio host

1974 - [[Jason Arnott]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1974 - [[Rachel Barton Pine]] -American violinist (Earthen Grave)

1974 - [[Terje Håkonsen]] -Norwegian snowboarder

1974 - [[Fumika Suzuki]] -Japanese voice actress, model, and race queen

1974 - [[Jamie Thomas]] -American skateboarder and businessman, founded Zero Skateboards and Fallen Footwear

1975 - [[Orlando Maturana]] -Colombian footballer

1976 - [[Dominic Aitchison]] -Scottish bass player and songwriter (Mogwai and Crippled Black Phoenix)

1976 - [[Emily Deschanel]] -American actress and producer

1976 - [[Raivo Kotov]] -Estonian architect

1977 - [[Matt Bomer]] -American actor and producer

1977 - [[Shūhei Izumi]] -Japanese actor

1977 - [[Jérémie Janot]] -French footballer

1977 - [[Desmond Mason]] -American basketball player

1977 - [[Napoleon (rapper)|Napoleon]] -American rapper (Outlawz)

1977 - [[Ty Wigginton]] -American baseball player

1978 - [[Kali (footballer)|Kali]] -Angolan footballer

1978 - [[Carl Bussey]] -American soccer player

1978 - [[Trevor Donovan]] -American actor

1978 - [[Takuya Kawaguchi]] -Japanese footballer

1979 - [[Jamar Beasley]] -American football player

1979 - [[Bae Doona]] -South Korean model, actress, and photographer

1979 - [[Andy Douglas]] -American wrestler

1979 - [[Kim Yong-dae]] -South Korean footballer

1979 - [[Gabe Saporta]] -Uruguayan-American singer-songwriter and producer (Cobra Starship, Midtown (band)|Midtown, and Humble Beginnings)

1979 - [[Reiko Takagaki]] -Japanese model and actress

1980 - [[Matthew Felker]] -American model and actor

1980 - [[Motohiro Hata]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist

1980 - [[Nyron Nosworthy]] -English footballer

1980 - [[Juan José Ribera]] -Chilean footballer

1980 - [[Tomokazu Sugita]] -Japanese voice actor

1981 - [[Beau Brady]] -Australian actor

1982 - [[Liz Cantor]] -Australian surfer and journalist

1982 - [[Cameron Knowles]] -New Zealand footballer

1982 - [[Jeff Larish]] -American baseball player

1982 - [[Terrell Suggs]] -American football player

1982 - [[Kristy Wu]] -American actress

1983 - [[Bradley James]] -English actor

1983 - [[Ruslan Ponomariov]] -Ukrainian chess player

1983 - [[William Sledd]] -American video blogger

1984 - [[Sergio Hellings]] -Dutch footballer

1984 - [[Martha MacIsaac]] -Canadian-American actress

1985 - [[Yang Cheng]] -Chinese footballer

1985 - [[Álvaro Fernández]] -Uruguayan footballer

1985 - [[Sam Robertson]] -Scottish actor

1985 - [[Michelle Trachtenberg]] -American actress

1987 - [[Tony Beltran]] -American soccer player

1987 - [[Mike Conley, Jr.]] -American basketball player

1987 - [[Jason Francisco]] -Filipino actor

1988 - [[Omar Gonzalez]] -American soccer player

1988 - [[Rika Izumi]] -Japanese model, actress, and singer

1988 - [[Sharena]] -Indonesian actress and model

1989 - [[Henry Lau]] -Canadian-Chinese singer-songwriter (Super Junior-M and Younique Unit)

1989 - [[Michelle Wie]] -American golfer

1991 - [[Patrick Leyland]] -American baseball player

1993 - [[Josip Čalušić]] -Croatian footballer

1993 - [[Sean Murray (association footballer)|Sean Murray]] -Irish footballer

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