11 October


1844

 Henry J Heinz
Henry J Heinz (October 11, 1844 – May 14, 1919) was an American businessman who founded the H. J. Heinz Company. He founded Heinz Noble & Company with a friend, L. Clarence Noble, and began marketing horseradish. The company went bankrupt in 1875, but the following year Heinz founded another company, F & J Heinz, with his brother John Heinz and a cousin Frederick Heinz. One of this company’s first products was tomato ketchup. Born Henry John Heinz in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (d. 1919)

1872

 Emily Davison
Emily Davison (11 October 1872 – 8 June 1913) was a suffragette who fought for women’s suffrage in Britain in the early 20th century. She was known for extreme tactics that resulted in her arrest on nine occasions. She protested by means of hunger strikes, and was force-fed 49 times while incarcerated. In her most famous moment of protest, Davison stepped in front of King George V’s horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby on June the 4th, 1913 and suffered injuries that proved fatal four days later. Born Emily Wilding Davison in Blackheath, Kent. (d. 1913)

1884

 Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, having held the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office, and served as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952. Born Anna Eleanor Roosevelt in New York City, New York. (d. 1962)

1906

 Bob Danvers-Walker
Bob Danvers-Walker (11 October 1906 – 17 May 1990) was an English radio and newsreel announcer best known for his broadcasts on Pathé News cinema newsreels during World War II. He was the announcer on Michael Miles’s popular networked game show Take Your Pick (1955-68). Born Cyril Frederick Danvers-Walker in Cheam, Surrey. (d. 1990)

1918

 Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins (October 11, 1918 – July 29, 1998) was an American choreographer, director, dancer, and theater producer who worked in classical ballet, on Broadway, and in films and television. Among his numerous stage productions he worked on were On the Town, Peter Pan, High Button Shoes, The King And I, The Pajama Game, Bells Are Ringing, West Side Story, Gypsy: A Musical Fable, and Fiddler on the Roof; Robbins was a five time Tony award winner and a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. He received two Academy Awards, including the 1961 Academy Award for Best Director with Robert Wise for West Side Story. Born Jerome Wilson Rabinowitz in New York City. (d. 1998)

1919

 Jean Vander Pyl
Jean Vander Pyl (October 11, 1919 – April 10, 1999) was an American actress on radio, television and movies. Although her career spanned many decades, she is perhaps best remembered as the voice of Wilma Flintstone for the Hanna-Barbera cartoon The Flintstones. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (d. 1999)

1925

 Elmore Leonard
Elmore Leonard, Jr. (October 11, 1925 – August 20, 2013) was an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. His earliest novels, published in the 1950s, were Westerns, but he went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers, many of which have been adapted into motion pictures. Among his best-known works are Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Swag, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, and Rum Punch (adapted for the movie Jackie Brown). Born Elmore John Leonard Jr in New Orleans, Louisiana. (d. 2013)

1937

 Bobby Charlton
Bobby Charlton CBE (born 11 October 1937) is an English former football player, regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, and an essential member of the England team who won the World Cup in 1966, the year he also won the Ballon d’Or. He played almost all of his club football at Manchester United. At the time of his retirement from the England team in 1970, he was the nation’s most capped player. Born Robert Charlton in Ashington, Northumberland.

1942

 Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan (born 11 October 1942) is an Indian film actor. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for movies like Zanjeer and Deewaar, and was dubbed India’s first “angry young man” for his on-screen roles in Bollywood. He has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades. Born Amitabh Harivansh Rai Bachchan in Allahabad, United Provinces,
British India.

1943

 John Nettles
John Nettles, OBE (born 11 October 1943) is an English actor and writer. Widely regarded as one of Britain’s most versatile, and well loved actors, Nettles has left an indelible mark on British popular culture. Despite having starred in multiple stage, and film, productions Nettles is perhaps best known for playing the lead roles in Bergerac and Midsomer Murders. Born John Vivian Drummond Nettles in St Austell, Cornwall.

1944

 Rodney Marsh
Rodney Marsh (born 11 October 1944) is an English former footballer and football coach; he later worked as a broadcaster. He won nine caps for England between 1971 and 1973, scoring one international goal. Born Rodney William Marsh in Hatfield, England.

1946

 Daryl Hall
Daryl Hall (born October 11, 1946), is an American rock, R&B, and soul singer; keyboardist, guitarist, songwriter, and producer, best known as the co-founder and lead vocalist of Hall & Oates (with guitarist and songwriter John Oates). Born Daryl Franklin Hohl in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

1953

 David Morse
David Morse (born October 11, 1953) is an American actor, singer, director and writer. He first came to national attention as Dr. Jack “Boomer” Morrison in the medical drama series St. Elsewhere (1982-88). He continued his film career with roles in The Green Mile, The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Rock and 12 Monkeys. Born David Bowditch Morse in Beverly, Massachusetts.

1957

 Paul Bown
Paul Bown (born 11 October 1957) is an English actor. Bown is best known for playing a leading role in the Granada Television comedy Watching (1987-93). Born in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
 Dawn French
Dawn French (born 11 October 1957) is an English actress, writer, and comedian, best known for starring in and writing for the comedy sketch show French and Saunders with comedy partner Jennifer Saunders and for playing the lead role as Geraldine Granger in the sitcom The Vicar of Dibley. French has been nominated for seven British Academy Television Awards and also won a BAFTA Fellowship with Jennifer Saunders. Born Dawn Roma French in Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales.

1960

 Nicola Bryant
Nicola Jane Bryant (born 11 October 1960) is an English actress known for her role as Perpugilliam “Peri” Brown, a companion of the Doctor in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1984 to 1986. Born Nicola Jane Bryant in Guildford, Surrey, England.

1962

 Joan Cusack
Joan Cusack (born October 11, 1962) is an American actress. She received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in the romantic comedy-drama Working Girl (1988) and the romantic comedy In & Out (1997), as well as one Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the latter. She is also known as the voice of Jessie in the Toy Story franchise. Born in New York City, New York.

1965

 Luke Perry
Luke Perry III (born October 11, 1966) is an American actor. He starred as Dylan McKay on the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to 1995, and again from 1998 to 2000. Born Coy Luther Perry III in Mansfield, Ohio.
 Lennie James
Lennie James (born 11 October 1965) is a British actor, screenwriter, and playwright. He has appeared in many films, including Les Misérables (1998), Snatch (2000), and Colombiana (2011). On television, James appeared terrorism drama The State Within (2006), the spy drama Spooks (2002-2011), and he starred as Robert Hawkins in the CBS post-apocalyptic drama series Jericho (2006). Born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

1968

 Jane Krakowski
Jane Krakowski (born October 11, 1968) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Jenna Maroney on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, for which she received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Other notable television credits include her Golden Globe nominated performance as Elaine Vassal on Ally McBeal and her Emmy nominated role Jacqueline White in the Netflix original comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Born Jane Krajkowski in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey.

1976

 Emily Deschanel
Emily Deschanel (born October 11, 1976) is an American actress and producer. She is best known for starring in the Fox crime procedural comedy-drama series Bones as Dr. Temperance Brennan since 2005. Born Emily Erin Deschanel in Los Angeles, California.

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