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Dean Acheson

Dean Acheson (April 11, 1893-October 12, 1971)

Dean Gooderham Acheson was an American statesman and lawyer. As United States Secretary of State in the administration of President Harry S. Truman from 1949 to 1953, he played a central role in defining American foreign policy during the Cold War. Acheson helped design the Marshall Plan and played a central role in the development of the Truman... Wikipedia
Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.
Sandy Spring, Maryland, U.S.
Dorothy Allison

Dorothy Allison (April 11, 1949-)

Dorothy Allison is an American writer, speaker, and member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Her writing includes themes of class struggle, sexual abuse, child abuse, feminism and lesbianism. She is a self-identified lesbian femme. She has won a number of awards for her writing, including several Lambda Literary Awards. Wikipedia
Greenville, South Carolina, United States

Liza Cody (April 11, 1944-)

Liza Cody is an English crime fiction writer. Wikipedia
London, England
Nikolay Devyatkov

Nikolay Devyatkov (April 11, 1907-February 1, 2001)

Nikolay Devyatkov — was a Soviet/Russian scientist and inventor of microwave vacuum tubes and medical equipment. Full Member of the USSR/Russian Academy of Sciences. Professor of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Wikipedia
Vologda, Russian Empire
Moscow
Paul Douglas (actor)

Paul Douglas (actor) (April 11, 1907-September 11, 1959)

Paul Douglas was an American actor. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Jennifer Esposito

Jennifer Esposito (April 11, 1973-)

Jennifer Esposito is an American actress, dancer and model, known for her appearances in the films 'I Still Know What You Did Last Summer', 'Summer of Sam' and 'Crash', and in the television series 'Spin City', 'The Looney Tunes Show', 'Samantha Who?' and 'Blue Bloods'. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Chris Ferguson

Chris Ferguson (April 11, 1963-)

Christopher Philip "Chris" Ferguson is an American poker player. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States

Carl Franklin (April 11, 1949-)

Carl Franklin is an American actor, screenwriter and film and television director. Franklin is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley, and continued his education at the AFI Conservatory, where he graduated with an M.F.A. degree in directing in 1986. Franklin is most noted for 'Devil in a Blue Dress', which was based on the book by Walter... Wikipedia
Richmond, California
Vincent Gallo

Vincent Gallo (April 11, 1961-)

Vincent Vito Gallo, Jr. is an American actor, director, model, musician and painter. Though he has had minor roles in mainstream films such as 'Goodfellas', 'Arizona Dream', 'The Funeral' and 'Palookaville', he is most associated with independent movies, including 'Buffalo '66', which he wrote, directed, scored and starred in and 'The Brown Bunny',... Wikipedia
Buffalo, New York

Ellen Goodman (April 11, 1941-)

Ellen Goodman is an American journalist and syndicated columnist who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1980. She is also a speaker and commentator. Wikipedia
Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Joel Grey

Joel Grey (April 11, 1932-)

Joel Grey is an American actor, singer, dancer, and photographer. He is best known for portraying the Master of Ceremonies in both the stage and film versions of the Kander & Ebb musical 'Cabaret'. He has won the Academy Award, Tony Award, and Golden Globe Award. He also originated the role of George M. Cohan in the musical 'George M!' in 1973, and... Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Paulin J. Hountondji

Paulin J. Hountondji (April 11, 1942-)

Paulin Hountondji is a Beninese philosopher and politician. Wikipedia
Charles Evans Hughes

Charles Evans Hughes (April 11, 1862-August 27, 1948)

Charles Evans Hughes Sr. was an American statesman, lawyer and Republican politician from New York. He served as the 36th Governor of New York, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, United States Secretary of State, a judge on the Court of International Justice, and the 11th Chief Justice of the United States. He was the... Wikipedia
Glens Falls, New York, U.S.
Osterville, Massachusetts, U.S.
Bill Irwin

Bill Irwin (April 11, 1950-)

William Mills "Bill" Irwin is an American actor, clown, and comedian. He is best known for his vaudeville-style stage performances and has been noted for his contribution to the renaissance of American circus during the 1970s. He has also made a number of appearances on film and television, and he won a Tony Award for his role in 'Who's Afraid of... Wikipedia
Santa Monica, California
Percy Lavon Julian

Percy Lavon Julian (April 11, 1899-April 19, 1975)

Percy Lavon Julian was an American research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. He was the first to synthesize the natural product physostigmine, and a pioneer in the industrial large-scale chemical synthesis of the human hormones progesterone and testosterone from plant sterols such as stigmasterol and... Wikipedia
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Waukegan, Illinois, United States
James Patrick Kelly

James Patrick Kelly (April 11, 1951-)

James Patrick Kelly is an American science fiction author who began publishing in the 1970s and remains to this day an important figure in the science fiction field. Wikipedia
Mineola, New York
Lights (musician)

Lights (musician) (April 11, 1987-)

Lights is a Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter. Some of her notable singles include "Drive My Soul", "February Air", "Ice", "Second Go", "Toes", and "Up We Go". Lights tours extensively to support her recordings. In 2009, she was awarded the Juno Award for New Artist of the Year. Wikipedia
Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Marguerite de Navarre

Marguerite de Navarre (April 11, 1492-December 21, 1549)

Marguerite de Navarre, also known as Marguerite of Angoulême and Margaret of Navarre, was the wife of Henry II of Navarre. Her brother became King of France, as Francis I and the two siblings were responsible for the celebrated intellectual and cultural court and salons of their day in France. Wikipedia
Angoulême, France
Odos, France
Cerys Matthews

Cerys Matthews (April 11, 1969-)

Cerys Elizabeth Matthews, MBE is a Welsh singer/songwriter, author and broadcaster, a founding member of Welsh rock band Catatonia. Wikipedia
Cardiff, Wales
Norman McLaren

Norman McLaren (April 11, 1914-January 27, 1987)

Norman McLaren, CC, CQ was a Scottish-born Canadian animator and film director known for his work for the National Film Board of Canada. He was a pioneer in a number of areas of animation and filmmaking, including drawn-on-film animation, visual music, abstract film, pixilation and graphical sound. Wikipedia
Stirling
Montreal

Kurt Moll (April 11, 1938-)

Kurt Moll is a very widely-recorded German operatic bass singer, now retired. Wikipedia
Buir, Germany
György Pálfi

György Pálfi (April 11, 1974-)

György Pálfi is a Hungarian filmmaker. His film 'Taxidermia' was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungary
Natacha Régnier

Natacha Régnier (April 11, 1974-)

Natacha Régnier is a Belgian actress. Wikipedia
Ixelles, Belgium
Peter Riegert

Peter Riegert (April 11, 1947-)

Peter Riegert is an American actor, screenwriter and film director, known for his roles as Donald "Boon" Schoenstein in 'Animal House', "Mac" MacIntyre in 'Local Hero', the fast talking gangster Aldo in 'Oscar' and the tough Lt. Kellaway in 'The Mask'. He directed the 2000 short film 'By Courier' and received an Academy Award nomination for Best... Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, United States

Bret Saberhagen (April 11, 1964-)

Bret William Saberhagen is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. Wikipedia
Chicago Heights, Illinois, United States

Daryl Simmons (April 11, 1957-)

Daryl Simmons is an American R&B songwriter, musician and record producer, who worked with the production duo of L.A. Reid and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. Wikipedia
Lisa Stansfield

Lisa Stansfield (April 11, 1966-)

Lisa Stansfield is an English singer, songwriter and actress. Her career began in 1980 when she won the singing competition 'Search for a Star'. After appearances in various television shows and releasing her first singles, Stansfield, Ian Devaney and Andy Morris formed Blue Zone in 1984. The band released several singles and one album, but after... Wikipedia
Manchester, Lancashire, England
Joss Stone

Joss Stone (April 11, 1987-)

Joscelyn Eve Stoker, better known by her stage name Joss Stone, is an English soul singer, songwriter and actress. Stone rose to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, 'The Soul Sessions', which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist. Her second album, the similarly multi-platinum 'Mind Body & Soul', topped the UK Albums Chart for... Wikipedia
Dover, Kent, England
Mark Strand

Mark Strand (April 11, 1934-November 29, 2014)

Mark Strand was a Canadian-born American poet, essayist and translator. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1990 and received the Wallace Stevens Award in 2004. Strand was a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University from 2005 until his death in 2014. Wikipedia
Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Brooklyn, New York
Mark Teixeira

Mark Teixeira (April 11, 1980-)

Mark Charles Teixeira is an American Major League Baseball first baseman for the New York Yankees. Before playing in the MLB, he played college baseball at Georgia Tech, where in 2001 he won the Dick Howser Trophy as the national collegiate baseball player of the year. Wikipedia
Annapolis, Maryland
Jason Varitek

Jason Varitek (April 11, 1972-)

Jason Andrew Varitek, nicknamed "Tek" is an American retired baseball catcher with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. He works for the Red Sox as a "Special Assistant to the General Manager". After being traded as a minor league prospect by the Seattle Mariners, Varitek played his entire major league career for the Boston Red Sox. A... Wikipedia
Rochester, Michigan, USA
Karl Vennberg

Karl Vennberg (April 11, 1910-May 12, 1995)

Karl Vennberg was a Swedish poet, writer and translator. Born in Blädinge, Alvesta Municipality, Kronoberg County as the son of a farmer, Vennberg studied at Lund University and in Stockholm and worked as a teacher of Norwegian in a Stockholm folk high school. His first poem '"Hymn och hunger"' was published in 1937. During his career, he published... Wikipedia
Blädinge, Sweden
Spånga, Sweden
Andrew Wiles

Andrew Wiles (April 11, 1953-)

Sir Andrew John Wiles, KBE, FRS is a British mathematician and a Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Oxford, specialising in number theory. He is most notable for proving Fermat's Last Theorem. Wikipedia
Cambridge, England