Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 11th November – A Tribute to Remarkable Individuals

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Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 11th November – A Tribute to Remarkable Individuals

Welcome, dear readers! It brings me great joy to present a heartfelt tribute to the remarkable individuals born on this significant date. Today, we commemorate the birth anniversary of a diverse array of extraordinary personalities who have left an indelible mark on the world.

Year Person
1450 Jacques of Savoy, Count of Romont, Prince of Savoy (d. 1486)
1492 Johan Rantzau, German general (d. 1565)
1494 Margaret of Anhalt-Köthen, Princess of Anhalt by birth, by marriage Duchess of Saxony (d. 1521)
1528 Qi Jiguang, Chinese general (d. 1588)
1547 Claude of Valois (d. 1575)
1579 Albrecht of Hanau-Münzenberg, German nobleman (d. 1635)
1606 Jeanne Mance, French-Canadian nurse, founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (d. 1673)
1615 Richard Baxter, English minister, poet, and theologian (d. 1691)
1627 Diego Luis de San Vitores, Spanish Jesuit missionary (d. 1672)
1651 Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexican nun, poet, and scholar (d. 1695)
1655 Francis Nicholson, British Army general and colonial administrator (d. 1727)
1684 Edward Vernon, English admiral and politician (d. 1757)
1729 Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French admiral and explorer (d. 1811)
1755 Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Prussian general and politician, Prussian Minister of War (d. 1813)
1780 Piet Retief, South African ruler (d. 1838)
1793 Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz, Livonian physician and botanist (d. 1831)
1795 Thaddeus William Harris, American entomologist and botanist (d. 1856)
1815 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American activist (d. 1902)
1817 Bahá’u’lláh, Persian spiritual leader, founded the Bahá’í Faith (d. 1892)
1833 Alexander Borodin, Russian composer and chemist (d. 1887)
1840 Auguste Rodin, French sculptor and illustrator, created The Thinker (d. 1917)
1842 John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
1848 Eduard Müller, Swiss lawyer and politician, 51st President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1919)
1850 Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player and theoretician (d. 1908)
1866 Sun Yat-sen, Chinese physician and politician, 1st President of the Republic of China (d. 1925)
1872 William Fay, Irish actor and producer (d. 1947)
1881 Olev Siinmaa, Estonian-Swedish architect (d. 1948)
1881 Maximilian von Weichs, German field marshal (d. 1954)
1886 Günther Dyhrenfurth, German geologist and mountaineer (d. 1975)
1886 Ben Travers, English author and playwright (d. 1980)
1889 DeWitt Wallace, American publisher and philanthropist, co-founded Reader’s Digest (d. 1981)
1890 Lily Kronberger, Hungarian figure skater (d. 1974)
1892 Tudor Davies, Welsh tenor and actor (d. 1958)
1894 Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian zoologist and comparative psychologist (d. 1976)
1895 Manuel Alonso Areizaga, Spanish tennis player (d. 1984)
1895 Nima Yooshij, Iranian poet and academic (d. 1960)
1896 Salim Ali, Indian ornithologist and author (d. 1987)
1897 Karl Marx, German composer and conductor (d. 1985)
1898 Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (d. 1999)
1900 Stanley Graham, New Zealand mass murderer (d. 1941)
1901 James Luther Adams, American minister and theologian (d. 1994)
1903 Jack Oakie, American actor (d. 1978)
1904 Max Hoffman, Austrian-born car importer and businessman (d. 1981)
1905 Louise Thaden, American pilot (d. 1979)
1906 George Dillon, American soldier and poet (d. 1968)
1908 Harry Blackmun, American lawyer and judge (d. 1999)
1910 Dudley Nourse, South African cricketer (d. 1981)
1911 Buck Clayton, American trumpet player and academic (d. 1991)
1914 Peter Whitehead, English race car driver (d. 1958)
1915 Roland Barthes, French philosopher, theorist, and critic (d. 1980)
1916 Paul Emery, English race car driver (d. 1993)
1916 Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer and academic (d. 2000)
1917 Jo Stafford, American singer (d. 2008)
1919 France Štiglic, Slovenian film director and screenwriter (d. 1993)
1919 Jackie Washington, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2009)
1920 Richard Quine, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1922 Tadeusz Borowski, Polish poet, author, and journalist (d. 1951)
1922 Kim Hunter, American actress (d. 2002)
1923 Ian Graham, English archaeologist and explorer
1923 Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, Mexican poet and scholar (d. 2013)
1924 Sam Jones, American bassist, cellist, and composer (d. 1981)
1926 Robert Goff, Baron Goff of Chieveley, English lawyer and judge (d. 2016)
1927 František Šťastný, Czech motorcycle racer and sportscaster (d. 2000)
1927 Yutaka Taniyama, Japanese mathematician and theorist (d. 1958)
1929 Grace Kelly, American actress, later Princess Grace of Monaco (d. 1982)
1929 Michael Ende, German author and fiction writer (d. 1995)
1930 Bob Crewe, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2014)
1934 Charles Manson, American cult leader and mass murderer
1934 John McGahern, Irish author and educator (d. 2006)
1938 Denis DeJordy, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1938 Benjamin Mkapa, Tanzanian journalist and politician, 3rd President of Tanzania
1938 Mort Shuman, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1991)
1939 Lucia Popp, Slovak soprano (d. 1993)
1940 Michel Audet, Canadian economist and politician
1940 Jürgen Todenhöfer, German judge and politician
1943 Errol Brown, Jamaican-English singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
1943 Brian Hyland, American pop singer
1943 Wallace Shawn, American actor, comedian and playwright
1943 Björn Waldegård, Swedish race car driver (d. 2014)
1943 John Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
1944 Booker T. Jones, American pianist, saxophonist, songwriter, and producer
1944 Al Michaels, American sportscaster
1945 Michael Bishop, American author and educator
1945 Neil Young, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1945 Judith Roitman, American mathematician and academic
1946 Alexandra Charles, Swedish businesswoman
1947 Buck Dharma, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947 Patrice Leconte, French director and screenwriter
1948 Hassan Rouhani, Iranian lawyer and politician; 7th President of Iran
1949 Ron Lapointe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1992)
1949 Jack Reed, American soldier and politician
1950 Barbara Fairchild, American country and gospel singer-songwriter
1953 Baaba Maal, Senegalese singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954 Paul McNamee, Australian tennis player
1955 Les McKeown, Scottish pop singer (Bay City Rollers)
1958 Megan Mullally, American actress and singer
1958 Nick Stellino, Italian-American chef and author
1958 Mykola Vynnychenko, Ukrainian race walker
1959 Vincent Irizarry, American actor
1959 Toshihiko Sahashi, Japanese composer
1960 Maurane, Belgian singer and actress
1961 Nadia Comăneci, Romanian gymnast and coach
1961 Enzo Francescoli, Uruguayan footballer
1962 Kuniko Asagi, Japanese actress and television host
1962 Jon Dough, American porn actor, director, and producer (d. 2006)
1962 Mariella Frostrup, Norwegian journalist and actress
1962 Mark Hunter, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1962 Neal Shusterman, American author and poet
1962 Naomi Wolf, American author and activist
1964 Vic Chesnutt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)
1964 David Ellefson, American bass player and songwriter
1964 Wang Kuang-hui, Taiwanese baseball player and coach
1964 Barbara Stühlmeyer, German musicologist, church musician and writer
1965 Lex Lang, American voice actor and producer
1967 Bassim Al-Karbalaei, Iraqi Eulogy Reciter
1967 Disco Inferno, American wrestler and manager
1967 Iryna Khalip, Belarusian journalist
1967 Michael Moorer, American boxer
1968 Kathleen Hanna, American singer-songwriter
1968 Sammy Sosa, Dominican-American baseball player
1968 Aaron Stainthorpe, English-German singer-songwriter
1969 Ian Bremmer, American political scientist and author
1969 Jason Cundy, English footballer and sportscaster
1969 Rob Schrab, American writer and artist
1970 Elektra, American wrestler, model, and dancer
1970 Tonya Harding, American figure skater
1970 Sarah Harmer, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970 Oscar Strasnoy, French-Argentine composer
1971 Chen Guangcheng, Chinese-American lawyer and activist
1972 Vassilios Tsiartas, Greek footballer
1973 Radha Mitchell, Australian actress
1975 Jason Lezak, American swimmer
1976 Tevin Campbell, American R&B singer-songwriter and actor
1976 Judith Holofernes, German singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976 Richelle Mead, American author and educator
1976 Mirosław Szymkowiak, Polish footballer and journalist
1977 Benni McCarthy, South African footballer
1977 Lee Murray, English mixed martial artist
1978 Alexandra Maria Lara, Romanian-German actress
1978 Ashley Williams, American actress
1979 Matt Cappotelli, American wrestler and trainer
1979 Cote de Pablo, Chilean actress
1979 Lucas Glover, American golfer
1979 Corey Maggette, American basketball player and sportscaster
1979 Matt Stevic, Australian footballer and umpire
1980 Shaun Cooper, American bass player
1980 Nur Fettahoğlu, German-Turkish journalist and actress
1980 Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor, producer and singer
1980 Charlie Hodgson, English rugby player
1981 Annika Becker, German pole vaulter
1981 DJ Campbell, English footballer
1981 Sergio Floccari, Italian footballer
1982 Anne Hathaway, American actress
1982 Mikele Leigertwood, English footballer
1983 Charlie Morton, American baseball player
1984 Sepp De Roover, Belgian footballer
1984 Sandara Park, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress
1984 Conrad Rautenbach, Zimbabwean race car driver
1984 Yan Zi, Chinese tennis player
1985 Arianny Celeste, American model and actress
1985 Adlène Guedioura, French-Algerian footballer
1986 Ignazio Abate, Italian footballer
1986 Nedum Onuoha, English footballer
1987 Jason Day, Australian golfer
1987 Kengo Kora, Japanese actor
1987 Bryan Little, Canadian ice hockey player
1988 Russell Westbrook, American basketball player
1989 Hiroshi Kiyotake, Japanese footballer
1990 Florent Manaudou, French swimmer
1990 Harmeet Singh, Norwegian footballer
1990 Siim-Sander Vene, Estonian basketball player
1991 Gijs Van Hoecke, Belgian cyclist
1992 Trey Burke, American basketball player
1992 Adam Larsson, Swedish ice hockey player
1993 Luguelín Santos, Dominican sprinter
1994 Guillaume Cizeron, French ice dancer

As we come to the end of this tribute to today’s famous birthdays, let us carry forward the inspiration and lessons gleaned from these exceptional individuals. Their journeys remind us that with determination, passion, and resilience, we can leave our own unique imprint on the world. May their stories serve as a guiding light, igniting the spark within each of us to pursue greatness and make a positive impact.

Stay tuned for more insightful posts dedicated to celebrating the lives and contributions of notable personalities. Their stories continue to resonate and inspire, shaping the course of history and leaving an unforgettable legacy for generations to come. Until next time, may the spirit of these extraordinary individuals continue to guide and inspire you on your own remarkable journey.

Laila is a seasoned content writer at USInsightNews, renowned for her captivating storytelling and incisive analysis. Outside of her professional endeavors, Laila can be found exploring new literary works, immersing herself in nature, and advocating for the power of education in empowering communities.

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