11 July


1274

 Robert the Bruce
Robert I (11 July 1274 – 7 June 1329), popularly known as Robert the Bruce, was King of Scots from 1306 until his death in 1329. Born in Turnberry Castle, Ayrshire. (d. 1329)

1653

 Sarah Good
Sarah Good (July 11, 1653 – July 19, 1692) was one of the first three women to be accused of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials of 1692. Born in Salem Village (now Danvers), Massachusetts. (d. 1692)

1754

 Thomas Bowdler
Thomas Bowdler (11 July 1754 – 24 February 1825) was an English physician and philanthropist, best known for publishing The Family Shakspeare, an expurgated edition of William Shakespeare’s work. The verb bowdlerise has associated his name with the censorship not only of literature but also of motion pictures and television programmes. Born in Box, near Bath, Somerset. (d. 1825)

1767

 John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was the sixth President of the United States (1825-1829). Born in a part of Braintree, Massachusetts that is now Quincy. (d. 1848)

1899

 E. B White
E. B. White (July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985), was an American writer. He wrote books for children, including Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little. Born Elwyn Brooks White in Mount Vernon, New York. (d. 1985)

1916

 Reg Varney
Reg Varney (11 July 1916 – 16 November 2008) was an English actor, notable for his role as Stan Butler in the 1969-73 TV sitcom On the Buses. Born Reginald Alfred Varney in Canning Town, Essex. (d. 2008)
 Gough Whitlam
Gough Whitlam, AC, QC (11 July 1916 – 21 October 2014), known as Gough Whitlam, served as the 21st Prime Minister of Australia before being dismissed by Governor-General Sir John Kerr at the climax of the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis. Born Edward Gough Whitlam in Kew, a suburb of Melbourne. (d. 2014)

1920

 Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner (July 11, 1920 – October 10, 1985) was a Russian-born United States-based actor of stage and film. He was best known for his portrayal of the King of Siam in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, for which he won two Tony Awards and an Academy Award for the film version. He is also remembered as Rameses II in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille blockbuster The Ten Commandments, General Bounine in the 1956 film Anastasia and Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven. Born in Vladivostok, Far Eastern Republic. (d. 1985)

1926

 Patrick Wymark
Patrick Wymark (11 July 1926 – 20 October 1970) was an English, stage, film, and television actor. In television, Wymark was best known for his role as the machiavellian businessman John Wilder in the twin drama series The Plane Makers and The Power Game. Wymark’s film appearances included: Children of the Damned (1964), Operation Crossbow (1965), Repulsion (1965), Where Eagles Dare (1968), Witchfinder General (1968), Battle of Britain (1969), Doppelgänger (1969), The Blood on Satan’s Claw (1970) and Cromwell (1970). Born Patrick Carl Cheeseman in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England. (d. 1970)

1929

 David Kelly
David Kelly (11 July 1929 – 12 or 13 February 2012) was an Irish actor, who had regular roles in several film and television works from the 1950s onwards. One of the most recognisable voices and faces of Irish stage and screen, Kelly was known to Irish audiences for his role as Rashers Tierney in Strumpet City, to British audiences for his roles as the one-armed dishwasher Albert Riddle in the Man About the House spin-off Robin’s Nest and as the builder Mr. O’Reilly in Fawlty Towers, and to American audiences for his role as Grandpa Joe in the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Born in Dublin, Ireland. (d. 2012)

1934

 Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani (born 11 July 1934) is an Italian fashion designer, particularly noted for his menswear. Born in Piacenza, northern Italy.

1952

 John Kettley
John Graham Kettley (born 11 July 1952) is a British freelance weatherman. Born in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

1953

 Leon Spinks
Leon Spinks (born July 11, 1953) is an American former boxer, who had an overall record of 26 wins, 17 losses and 3 draws as a professional, with 14 of those wins by knockout. In only his eighth professional bout, Spinks won the undisputed world heavyweight championship when he beat Muhammad Ali on February 15, 1978. Born in St Louis, Missouri.

1958

 Mark Lester
Mark Lester (born 11 July 1958) is an English former child star and actor known for playing the title role in the 1968 musical film version of Oliver!. Born Mark A Letzer in Oxford, England.

1959

 Suzanne Vega
Suzanne Vega (born July 11, 1959) is an American songwriter and singer known for her eclectic folk-inspired music. Two of Vega’s songs “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner” reached the top 10 of various international chart listings. Born Suzanne Nadine Vega in Santa Monica, California.

1960

 Caroline Quentin
Caroline Quentin (born 11 July 1960) is an English actress. Quentin became known for her television appearances: portraying Dorothy in Men Behaving Badly (1992–1998), Maddie Magellan in Jonathan Creek (1997–2000), and DCI Janine Lewis in Blue Murder (2003–2009). Born Caroline Jones in Reigate, Surrey, England.

1962

 Pauline McLynn
Pauline McLynn (born 11 July 1962) is an Irish actress, comedienne and author, best known for playing Mrs Doyle in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted. Born in Sligo, Ireland.

1964

 Craig Charles
Craig Charles (born 11 July 1964) is an English actor, comedian, author, poet, television presenter and radio and club DJ. He is best known for playing Dave Lister in the British science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf, and Lloyd Mullaney in the long-running soap opera Coronation Street. Born Craig Joseph Charles in Liverpool, Lancashire, England.

1966

 Debbe Dunning
Debbe Dunning (born July 11, 1966) is an American actress, model and spokesperson. Dunning is best known for playing the beautiful assistant Heidi Keppert, the “Tool Time girl” on the sitcom, Home Improvement. Born Debra Dunning in Burbank, California.

1975

 Lil’ Kim
Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1974), known by her stage name Lil’ Kim, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, author, record producer, actress. Born in Brooklyn, New York.

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