Who Was Born Today – December 11 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – December 11 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on December 11
1803 Hector Berlioz, French composer and conductor (Symphonie Fantastique, La Damnation de Faust).
1843 Robert Koch, physician and medical researcher.
1882 Fiorella H. La Guardia, mayor of New York City from 1933 to 1945.
1911 Naguib Mahfouz, Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian novelist.
1918 Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer and winner of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Famous for The Gulag Archipelago.
1922 Grace Paley, short story writer.
1926 Willie “Big Mama” Thornton, blues singer.
1937 Jim Harrison, novelist and poet (Legends of the Fall).
1939 Tom McGuane, novelist and screenwriter (The Sporting Club, Bushwacked Piano).
1939 Tom Hayden, social and political activist; author, politician.
1940 Donna Mills, actress (Knots Landing TV series, Play Misty for Me movie).
1943 John Kerry, politician; unsuccessful Democratic nominee for President of the United States (2004); secretary of state (2013– ).
1944 Teri Garr, actress, dancer (Tootsie, Mr. Mom).
1944 Brenda Lee, singer; her 37 US chart hits in the 1960s is surpassed only by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Ray Charles and Connie Francis (“I’m Sorry,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”).
1950 Christina Onassis, businesswoman; inherited and operated the Onassis shipping businessh.
1981 Hamish Blake, Australian comedian, actor, author; won Gold Logie Award for “Most Popular Personality on Television”; half of award-winning comedy duo Hamish and Andy (Andy Lee).

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