Who Was Born Today – October 11 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – October 11 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on October 11
1820 Sir George Williams, founder of the YMCA.
1844 Henry Heinz, manufacturer, founder of H.J. Heinz Co.
1884 Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin Roosevelt.
1885 Francois Mauriac, Nobel Prize-winning novelist.
1887 Willie Hoppe, billiards champion.
1910 Joseph Alsop, American journalist.
1918 Jerome Robbins, choreographer, won Oscar for West Side Story.
1925 Elmore Leonard, author, screenwriter (Get Shorty, Mr. Majestyk).
1928 Roscoe Robinson Jr., first African American to attain 4-star general status in the US Army.
1932 Dottie West, influential female country singer, songwriter; won Grammy for “Here Comes My Baby Back Again” (1965).
1936 James M. McPherson, historian specializing in the American Civil War; won Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom (1989).
1946 Daryl Hall, singer, songwriter, musician, producer; lead vocalist of Hall & Oates (“Rich Girl,” “Maneater”).
1957 Paul Sereno, paleontologist; discovered several new dinosaur species (including Sarcosuchus imperator, “SuperCroc”) on various continents.

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