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Fuad Abdurahmanov

Fuad Abdurahmanov (May 11, 1915-June 15, 1971)

Fuad Hasan oglu Abdurahmanov was a popular Azerbaijani monument sculptor. He received many awards, including: Honored Worker of Arts of the Azerbaijan SSR, People's Artist of the Azerbaijan SSR, the first Azerbaijani to become a corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR, and Laureate of the State Stalin Prize two times. Wikipedia
Shaki, Azerbaijan
Shohreh Aghdashloo

Shohreh Aghdashloo (May 11, 1952-)

Shohreh Aghdashloo is an Iranian-American actress. Wikipedia
Tehran, Iran
Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888-September 22, 1989)

Irving Berlin was a Russian-born Jewish-American composer and lyricist. Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history, his music forms a great part of the Great American Songbook. He published his first song, "Marie from Sunny Italy", in 1907, receiving 37 cents for the publishing rights, and had his first major... Wikipedia
Tyumen, Russian Empire
New York City, New York, United States

Angelis Borges (May 11, 1985-)

Angelis Borges, is known for winning the Brazilian version of reality TV 'Fazenda de Verão' broadcast by Rede Record. Wikipedia
Uberlândia, Minas Gerais
Concha Buika

Concha Buika (May 11, 1972-)

Maria Concepción Balboa Buika known as Concha Buika and by the stage name Buika, is a Spanish singer. Her album 'Niña de Fuego' was nominated for the 2008 Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year and 'La Noche Mas Larga' was nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014. Wikipedia
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Eric Burdon

Eric Burdon (May 11, 1941-)

Eric Victor Burdon is an English singer-songwriter best known as a member and vocalist of rock band The Animals, and the funk band War and for his aggressive stage performance. He was ranked 57th in 'Rolling Stone' ' s list – 'The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time'. Wikipedia
Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Camilo José Cela

Camilo José Cela (May 11, 1916-January 17, 2002)

Camilo José Cela y Trulock, 1st Marquis of Iria Flavia was a Spanish novelist, short story writer and essayist associated with the Generation of '36 movement. Wikipedia
Padrón, Galicia, Spain
Madrid, Spain
Jacqueline Cochran

Jacqueline Cochran (May 11, 1906-August 9, 1980)

Lt. Col. Jacqueline Cochran was a pioneer in the field of American aviation, considered to be one of the most gifted racing pilots of her generation. She was an important contributor to the formation of the wartime Women's Auxiliary Army Corps and Women Airforce Service Pilots. Wikipedia
Muscogee, Florida
Indio, California
Edsger W. Dijkstra

Edsger W. Dijkstra (May 11, 1930-August 6, 2002)

Edsger Wybe Dijkstra was a Dutch computer scientist. He received the 1972 Turing Award for fundamental contributions to developing programming languages, and was the Schlumberger Centennial Chair of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin from 1984 until 2000. Wikipedia
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Nuenen, Netherlands
Charles W. Fairbanks

Charles W. Fairbanks (May 11, 1852-June 4, 1918)

Charles Warren Fairbanks was an American politician who served as a Senator from Indiana from 1897 to 1905 and the 26th Vice President of the United States from 1905 to 1909. Wikipedia
Unionville Center, Ohio
Indianapolis, Indiana
Marco Ferreri

Marco Ferreri (May 11, 1928-May 9, 1997)

Marco Ferreri was an Italian film director, screenwriter and actor, who began his career in the 50s directing three films in Spain. Wikipedia
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Paris, France
Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman (May 11, 1918-February 15, 1988)

Richard Phillips Feynman was an American theoretical physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as in particle physics for which he proposed the parton model. For his contributions to the... Wikipedia
Queens, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Leonard Garment

Leonard Garment (May 11, 1924-July 13, 2013)

Leonard Garment is an American politician. He served U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford in the White House in various positions between 1969 and 1976, including Counselor to the President, acting Special Counsel to Nixon for the last two years of his presidency, and U.S. Ambassador to the Third Committee at the United Nations. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Manhattan, New York

David Garrow (May 11, 1953-)

David J. Garrow is an American historian and author of the book 'Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference', which won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. He is also the author of 'Liberty and Sexuality', a history of the legal struggles over reproductive rights in the U.S. prior to the Roe v.... Wikipedia
Charlie Gehringer

Charlie Gehringer (May 11, 1903-January 21, 1993)

Charles Leonard Gehringer, nicknamed “The Mechanical Man,” was a German-American Major League Baseball second baseman who played 19 seasons for the Detroit Tigers. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949. Wikipedia
Fowlerville, Michigan
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Ida Gerhardt

Ida Gerhardt (May 11, 1905-August 15, 1997)

Ida Gerhardt was a classicist and Dutch poet of a post-symbolist tradition. Wikipedia

Kenneth Gould (May 11, 1967-)

Kenneth Gould was an American boxer, who won the welterweight bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics. He won the world title at the 1986 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Reno, followed by a silver medal at the 1987 Pan American Games. Wikipedia
Rockford, Illinois
Nancy Greene

Nancy Greene (May 11, 1943-)

Nancy Catherine Greene Raine, OC, OBC, OD is a Canadian Senator for British Columbia and a champion alpine skier voted as Canada's Female Athlete of the 20th Century. She was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Wikipedia
Ottawa, Ontario

Andre Gregory (May 11, 1934-)

Andre William Gregory is an American theatre director, writer and actor. His latest film is 'A Master Builder' based on the 19th century play by Henrik Ibsen. Wikipedia
New York City, United States
John Michael Hayes

John Michael Hayes (May 11, 1919-November 19, 2008)

John Michael Hayes was an American screenwriter, who scripted several of Alfred Hitchcock's films in the 1950s. Wikipedia

Anita Hegh (May 11, 1972-)

Anita Hegh is an Australian actor, known for starring as Ellen 'Mac' Mackenzie in the television series 'Stingers'. Wikipedia

Antony Hewish (May 11, 1924-)

Antony Hewish FRS is a British radio astronomer who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1974 for his work on the development of radio aperture synthesis and its role in the discovery of pulsars. He was also awarded the Eddington Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1969. Wikipedia
Fowey, Cornwall
Jonathan Jackson (actor)

Jonathan Jackson (actor) (May 11, 1982-)

Jonathan Stevens Jackson is an American actor, musician and author. His first well known character was Lucky Spencer on the ABC Daytime soap opera 'General Hospital', a role which has won him five Emmy Awards. In 2002, he played Jesse Tuck in the film 'Tuck Everlasting'. In 2004 he started the band Enation with his brother, actor Richard Lee... Wikipedia
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Robert Jungk

Robert Jungk (May 11, 1913-July 14, 1994)

Robert Jungk, was an Austrian writer and journalist who wrote mostly on issues relating to nuclear weapons. Wikipedia
Kardinal Offishall

Kardinal Offishall (May 11, 1976-)

Jason D. Harrow, better known by his stage name Kardinal Offishall, is a Canadian rapper, record producer, and record executive. Often credited as Canada's "hip hop ambassador", he is regarded as one of the country's best hip hop producers, and is best known for his distinctive reggae and dancehall-influenced style of hip hop. Wikipedia
Theodore von Kármán

Theodore von Kármán (May 11, 1881-May 6, 1963)

Theodore von Kármán was a Hungarian-American mathematician, aerospace engineer and physicist who was active primarily in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics. He is responsible for many key advances in aerodynamics, notably his work on supersonic and hypersonic airflow characterization. He is regarded as the outstanding aerodynamic... Wikipedia
Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Aachen, West Germany

Cecile Licad (May 11, 1961-)

Cecile Licad is a Filipina classical pianist. Wikipedia
Manila, Philippines
Jeanne Little

Jeanne Little (May 11, 1938-)

Jeanne Little is a Gold Logie-award winning Australian entertainer and TV personality, now retired. Wikipedia
Sydney, Australia
Jim Metcalf

Jim Metcalf (May 11, 1927-March 8, 1977)

James M. Metcalf was a journalist for WWL-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana where he served as anchor/reporter. He later became the host of 'A Sunday Journal' from 1973 until his death from cancer in 1977, which was considered a "class act" in bringing ordinary people and their hobbies and interests to television. In 1975, Jim and his show were awarded... Wikipedia
Burburnett, Texas
Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith (May 11, 1982-July 13, 2013)

Cory Allan Michael Monteith was a Canadian actor and musician, best known for his role as Finn Hudson on the Fox television series 'Glee'. Wikipedia
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Michael Ramirez (May 11, 1961-)

Michael Patrick Ramirez is an American cartoonist. His cartoons typically present conservative viewpoints. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. Wikipedia
Tokyo, Japan
Natasha Richardson

Natasha Richardson (May 11, 1963-March 18, 2009)

Natasha Jane Richardson was an English stage and screen actress. Wikipedia
London, England
New York City, United States
Margaret Rutherford

Margaret Rutherford (May 11, 1892-May 22, 1972)

Dame Margaret Taylor Rutherford, DBE was an English character actress, who first came to prominence following World War II in the film adaptations of Noël Coward's 'Blithe Spirit', and Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Earnest'. In 1963 she won the best supporting actress Oscar and a Golden Globe for her role as The Duchess of Brighton in 'The... Wikipedia
Balham, London, England
Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire, England
Nina Stemme

Nina Stemme (May 11, 1963-)

Nina Maria Stemme is a Swedish dramatic soprano opera singer. Wikipedia
Västerleds församling, Stockholm
William Grant Still

William Grant Still (May 11, 1895-December 3, 1978)

William Grant Still was an African-American classical composer who wrote more than 150 compositions. He was the first African-American to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, the first to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra, the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company, and the first to have an opera performed... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, US
Holly Valance

Holly Valance (May 11, 1983-)

Holly Rachel Candy, known professionally as Holly Valance, is an Australian actress, model and singer. Valance began her career as Felicity "Flick" Scully on the Australian soap opera 'Neighbours'. In 2002, she released her first album 'Footprints' which included the single "Kiss Kiss". Wikipedia
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
William P. Young

William P. Young (May 11, 1955-)

William Paul Young is a Canadian author, best known for the novel 'The Shack'. Wikipedia
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada