11 May


1720

 Baron Münchhausen
German nobleman and a famous recounter of tall tales. (d. 1797)

1811

 Chang and Eng Bunker
Thai-American conjoined twins (d. 1874)

1875

 Harriet Quimby
American aviator. First woman to gain a pilot’s license in the United States. (d. 1912)

1888

 Irving Berlin
American composer (d. 1989)

1892

 Margaret Rutherford
English actress (d. 1972)

1894

 Martha Graham
American dancer and choreographer (d. 1991)

1904

 Salvador Dalí
Spanish painter (d. 1989)

1911

 Phil Silvers
American actor and comedian (d. 1985)

1918

 Richard Feynman
American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1988)

1920

 Denver Pyle
American actor (d. 1997)

1927

 Bernard Fox
Retired British film and television actor.

1935

 Kit Lambert
English producer and manager (d. 1981)
 Doug McClure
American actor (d. 1995)

1941

 Eric Burdon
English singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and painter (The Animals and War).

1942

 Rachel Billington
English author.

1943

 Juliet Harmer
English actress.

1948

 Pam Ferris
Pamela E. “Pam” Ferris (born 11 May 1948) is a British actress. She starred on television as Ma Larkin in The Darling Buds of May, and as Laura Thyme in Rosemary & Thyme, and has played parts in family films based on works by British authors as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda and as Aunt Marge in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Born in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany.

1950

 Jeremy Paxman
English journalist and author.

1952

 Frances Fisher
American television and film actress.

1953

 David Gest
American concert promoter and media personality.

1958

 Stacy Dorning
Stacy Dorning (born 11 May 1958) is an English actress, best known for appearing in the second series of The Adventures of Black Beauty (1973–74). She also appeared in Just William (1977–78) and Keep It in the Family (1980–83). Born in London.

1963

 Natasha Richardson
English-American actress (d. 2009)

1964

 John Parrott
English snooker player.

1965

 Stefano Domenicali
Italian race car manager.

1968

 Jeffrey Donovan
American actor.

1983

 Holly Valance
Australian actress, model, and singer.

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