Birthdays of Personalities on March 11

1544 :Torquato Tasso, Italy, Renaissance poet (Aminta, Apologia)
1549 :Henric Spieghel, Dutch Renaissance poet (Hertspiegel)
1596 :Isaac Elsevier, book publisher
1731 :Robert Treat Paine, judge, signer (Declaration of Independence)
1754 :Juan Mel‚ndez Vald‚s, Spanish lawyer/poet
1811 :Marsena Rudolph Patrick, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1811 :Urbain Jean Joseph le Verrier, co-discoverer (Neptune)
1812 :James Speed, Atty Gen (Union), died in 1887
1812 :Pieter Bluss‚ van Oud-Alblas, Dutch liberal minister of Finance
1818 :John Wilkins Whitfield, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1819 :Henry Tate, English sugar producer (Tate Gallery)
1819 :Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer/choreographer (Don Quiotte)
1822 :Allison Nelson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1832 :Franz Melde, German phyicist (Melde test)
1832 :William Ruffin Cox, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1919
1840 :Edmund Kirby Jr, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1846 :Ant˘nio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet
1860 :Thomas Hastings, NYC, architect (NY Public Library)
1863 :Wobbe de Vries, Dutch linguist
1872 :Abraham van Stolk Jzn, lumber merchant/art collector
1876 :David Wijnkoop, Dutch revolutionary socialist
1879 :Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph tests)
1885 :Malcolm Campbell, 1st auto racer to travel 5 miles/min (8 km/min)
1890 :Vannevar Bush, developed 1st electronic analogue computer
1892 :Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II)
1899 :Frederick IX, [Christian FFMKWG], King of Denmark (1947-72)
1903 :Dorothy Schiff, publisher (NY Post)
1904 :Cornelis Jan Bakker, Dutch/US nuclear physicist
1907 :Eleni Gatzoyiannis, heroine (saved her kids)
1907 :Helmuth J von Moltke, German politician (July 20th plot)
1907 :Margaret Herbison, British minister (Lab)
1908 :Lawrence Welk, Strasburg ND, orch leader (Lawrence Welk Show)
1910 :Robert H G Havemann, German chemist
1911 :Fitzroy Maclean, British diplomat soldier politician/historian
1912 :Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar
1913 :Thomas Gray, professor/anaesthetist
1916 :[James] Harold Wilson, (L) British PM (1964-70, 1974-76)
1919 :Mercer Ellington, son of Duke Ellington/bandleader
1920 :D J Enright, England, poet/novelist (Some Men are Brothers)
1920 :Henry Marking, CEO (British Airways)
1920 :Kenneth Dover, chancellor (St Andrews University)
1921 :F[rancis] M[arion] Busby Jr, US, sci-fi author (Star Rebel)
1922 :Abdul Razak bin Hussain, premier of Malaysia (1970-77)
1923 :Ad[rianus C] de Besten, Dutch literary (River Basin)
1923 :Morschi Mirando, [Thomas Weiss], German/Dutch gypsy artist
1925 :James Miskin, QC/recorder of London
1926 :Adrienne Keith Cohen, travel editor
1926 :Patricia Tindaole, England, architect
1926 :Ralph Abernathy, civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership)
1927 :Alan Betts, emeritus professor (Royal Veterinary College)
1927 :Raymond Jackson, [Jaki], British cartoonist
1927 :Robert Mosbacher, US politician(?)
1927 :Ron Todd, British trade unionist
1929 :Erskine Childers, unofficial/civil servant
1930 :David Gentleman, designer/painter
1931 :Peter Walters, CEO (Midland Bank)
1931 :Rupert Murdoch, Australia, publisher (NY Post)/CEO (FOX-TV)
1932 :Nigel Lawson, British government official (The Power Game)
1933 :Terry J Hatter Jr, US judge in California
1934 :George Stamatoyannopoulos, Greece, medical genetics researcher
1934 :Keith Speed, British MP
1934 :Sam Donaldson, El Paso Tx, ABC White House correspondent (Prime Time)
1936 :Antonin Scalia, Trenton NJ, 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986- )
1938 :Malcolm Keith Speed, British high court judge
1944 :Ric Rothwell, drummer (Mindbenders-Games of Love)
1945 :Harvey Mandel, rock guitarist (Drei Amerikanische LP's)
1945 :Mark Stein, vocalist/organist (Vanilla Fudge-You Keep Me Hanging On)
1945 :Timothy Mason, consultant (British Arts Council)
1947 :Geoffrey Hunt, Australia, world-champion squash player
1949 :Richard de Bois, Dutch drummer/producer
1952 :Douglas Adams, England, author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
1956 :Curtis L Brown Jr, NC, astronaut (STS 47, STS 66, 77, 85, sk:95)
1961 :Bruce Watson, Ontario Canada, rock guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)
1966 :Pavel Petrovich Mukhortov, Russian cosmonaut
1973 :Mike Mihelic, CFL offensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1973 :Sammie Brennan, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
1974 :Billy Granville, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
1974 :Kevin Donovan, Des Plaines Ill, figure skater (1997 Great Lakes-2nd)
1975 :Shawn Springs, cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)



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