11 March


1819

 Henry Tate
Sir Henry Tate, 1st Baronet (11 March 1819 – 5 December 1899) was an English sugar merchant (Tate & Lyle) and philanthropist, noted for establishing the Tate Gallery, London. Born at White Coppice near Chorley Lancashire. (d. 1899)

1885

 Malcolm Campbell
Sir Malcolm Campbell (11 March 1885 – 31 December 1948) gained the world speed record on land and on water at various times during the 1920s and 1930s using vehicles called Blue Bird. Born in Chislehurst, Kent. (d. 1948)

1895

 Shemp Howard
Shemp Howard (March 11, 1895 – November 22, 1955) was an American actor and comedian. Born Samuel Horwitz, he was called “Shemp” because “Sam” came out that way in his mother’s thick Litvak accent. He is best known today for his role as the third stooge in The Three Stooges, a role he first portrayed at the beginning of the act in the early 1920s (1923-1932) and again from 1947 until his death in 1955. Born in Manhattan, New York. (d. 1955)

1903

 Lawrence Welk
Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was an American musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario, who hosted The Lawrence Welk Show from 1951 to 1982. Born in Strasburg, North Dakota. (d. 1992)

1907

 Jessie Matthews
Jessie Matthews, OBE (11 March 1907 – 19 August 1981) was an English actress, dancer and singer of the 1920s and 1930s, whose career continued into the post-war period. She played the leading role of Mary Dale in the BBC’s long-running daily radio soap, Mrs Dale’s Diary. Born in Soho, London. (d. 1981)

1916

 Harold Wilson
James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, FSS, PC (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to 1976. He won four general elections, and is the most recent British Prime Minister to have served non-consecutive terms. Born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. (d. 1995)
 Ferdy Mayne
Ferdy Mayne (11 March 1916—30 January 1998) was a German actor. Mayne appeared in 230 films and television programmes. Born Ferdinand Philip Mayer-Horckel in Mainz, Germany. (d. 1998)

1923

 Louise Brough
Louise Brough (March 11, 1923 – February 3, 2014) was an American tennis player. During her career between 1942 and 1957, she won six Grand Slam singles titles as well as numerous doubles and mixed doubles titles. She was ranked world no. 1 by Lance Tingay in 1955. Born Althea Louise Brough Clapp in Oklahoma City, US.
 Terence Alexander
Terence Joseph Alexander (11 March 1923 – 28 May 2009) was an English film and television actor, best known for his role as Charlie Hungerford in the British TV drama Bergerac. Born in London. (d. 2009)

1931

 Rupert Murdoch
Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, KCSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian American business magnate. Murdoch became managing director of Australia’s News Limited in 1952. He is the founder, Chairman and CEO of global media holding company News Corporation, the world’s second-largest media conglomerate, and its successors News Corp and 21st Century Fox. Born in Melbourne, Australia .

1947

 Alan Yentob
Alan Yentob (born 11 March 1947) is a British television executive and presenter. In 1993 he was made Controller of BBC One until 1996, when he became BBC Television’s overall Director of Programmes. Born in London.

1952

 Douglas Adams
Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist and dramatist. Adams is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a “trilogy” of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film. Adams’s contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy’s Hall of Fame. Born in Cambridge, England. (d. 2001)

1956

 Helen Rollason
Helen Frances Rollason MBE (11 March 1956 – 9 August 1999) was a British sports journalist and television presenter, who in 1990 became the first female presenter of the BBC’s sports programme Grandstand. Born Helen Grindley in London. (d. 1999)

1960

 Robert Glenister
Robert Lewis Glenister (born 11 March 1960) is an English actor known for his roles as con man Ash “Three Socks” Morgan in the BBC television series Hustle, and Nicholas Blake in the BBC spy drama Spooks. Born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

1963

 Alex Kingston
Alexandra Elizabeth “Alex” Kingston (born 11 March 1963[1]) is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Dr. Elizabeth Corday on the NBC medical drama ER and as River Song in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who. Born in Epsom, Surrey.

1964

 Emma Chambers
Emma G. Chambers (born 11 March 1964) is an English actress. She is best known for playing the role of Alice Tinker in the BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley. Born in Doncaster, Yorkshire.
 Shane Richie
Shane Richie, (born 11 March 1964)[1] is an English actor, comedian, singer and media personality, best known for his portrayal of the character Alfie Moon in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders between 2002 and 2005 and then again since 2010. Born Shane Patrick Roche in Kensington, London.

1965

 Jesse Jackson Jr.
Jesse Louis Jackson, Jr. (born March 11, 1965) is a former Democratic American Congressman who represented Illinois’s 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1995 until his resignation in 2012. He is the son of activist and former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson. Born in Greenville, South Carolina.
 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Laurence Roderick Llewelyn-Bowen (born 11 March 1965) is a British homestyle consultant and television personality best known for his appearances on the BBC programme Changing Rooms. Born in 1965 in Kensington, London.

1967

 John Barrowman
John Scot Barrowman, MBE (born 11 March 1967), is a Scottish-American actor, singer, dancer, presenter and writer who holds both British and American citizenship. Barrowman has played lead roles in various musicals both in the West End and on Broadway, including Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard. He is well known for the role of Captain Jack Harkness in the science fiction series Doctor Who and Torchwood. Born in Glasgow, Scotland.

1969

 Terrence Howard
Terrence Dashon Howard (born March 11, 1969) is an American actor and singer. Having his first major role in the 1995 film Mr. Holland’s Opus, He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Hustle & Flow. Howard co-starred in Iron Man. Born in Chicago, Illinois.

1971

 Johnny Knoxville
Johnny Knoxville (born March 11, 1971), is an American stunt performer, comedian, actor, screenwriter and film producer. He is best known as a co-creator and star of the MTV reality stunt show Jackass. Born Philip John Clapp Jr. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee.

1982

 Thora Birch
Thora Birch (born March 11, 1982) is an American actress. Her breakthrough role came in 1999 with the Academy Award winning film, American Beauty. She later played the lead role in Ghost World (2001) for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination. Born in Los Angeles, California.

1992

 Sacha Parkinson
Sacha Louise Parkinson (born 11 March 1992) is an English actress. She is best known for playing the role of Sophie’s girlfriend Sian Powers in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2009 to 2011. Born in Salford, Greater Manchester.

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