List of Famous people who born in 1911

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Wilson Reagan
First Name Ronald
Last Name Reagan
Born on February 6, 1911
Died on June 5, 2004 (aged 93)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician who served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989 and became a highly influential voice of modern conservatism. Prior to his presidency, he was a Hollywood actor and union leader before serving as the 33rd governor of California from 1967 to 1975.

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Lucille Ball

Lucille Désirée Ball
First Name Lucille
Born on August 6, 1911
Died on April 26, 1989 (aged 77)
Height 170 cm | 5'7

Lucille Désirée Ball was an American actress, comedian, model, studio executive and producer. As one of Hollywood’s greatest icons, she was the star and producer of sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy, as well as comedy television specials aired under the title The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.

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Josef Mengele

First Name Josef
Last Name Mengele
Born on March 16, 1911
Died on February 7, 1979 (aged 67)
Born in Germany, Bavaria

Josef Mengele, also known as the Angel of Death was a German Schutzstaffel (SS) officer and physician during World War II. He is mainly remembered for his actions at the Auschwitz concentration camp, where he performed deadly experiments on prisoners, and was a member of the team of doctors who selected victims to be killed in the gas chambers and was one of the doctors who administered the gas. With Red Army troops sweeping through Poland, Mengele was transferred 280 kilometres (170 mi) from Auschwitz to the Gross-Rosen concentration camp on 17 January 1945, just 10 days before the arrival of the Soviet forces at Auschwitz.

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Carlos Marighella

First Name Carlos
Last Name Marighella
Born on December 5, 1911
Died on November 4, 1969 (aged 57)
Born in Brazil, Bahia

Carlos Marighella was a Brazilian politician, writer and guerrilla fighter of Marxist–Leninist orientation, accused of engaging in "terrorist acts" against the Brazilian Military Dictatorship.

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Qian Xuesen

First Name Qian
Last Name Xuesen
Born on December 11, 1911
Died on October 31, 2009 (aged 97)

Qian Xuesen, or Hsue-Shen Tsien, was a Chinese mathematician, cyberneticist, aerospace engineer, and physicist who made significant contributions to the field of aerodynamics and established engineering cybernetics. Recruited from MIT, he joined Theodore von Kármán's group at Caltech. During WWII, he was involved in the Manhattan Project, which ultimately led to the successful development of the first atomic bomb in America. Later on, under the pressure of deportation for suspicions of association with Communists, he would eventually return to China, where he would make important contributions to China's missile and space program.

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Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno Reyes
Born on August 12, 1911
Died on April 20, 1993 (aged 81)
Born in Mexico

Fortino Mario Moreno y Reyes, known casually as Mario Moreno and professionally as Cantinflas, was a Mexican film actor, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered to have been the most accomplished Mexican comedian and is celebrated throughout Latin America and in Spain. His humor, loaded with Mexican linguistic features of intonation, vocabulary, and syntax, is beloved in all the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America and in Spain and has given rise to a range of expressions including cantinflear, cantinflada, cantinflesco, and cantinflero.

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Eileen Whelan

First Name Eileen
Last Name Whelan
Born on October 30, 1911
Died on December 3, 2021 (aged 110)

Eileen Ash is a former English cricketer who played seven Test matches for England between 1937 and 1949. She is the oldest living international cricketer.

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Ginger Rogers

First Name Ginger
Born on July 16, 1911
Died on April 25, 1995 (aged 83)
Height 164 cm | 5'5

Ginger Rogers was an American actress, dancer, and singer during the "Golden Age" of Hollywood and is often considered an American icon. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her starring role in Kitty Foyle (1940), but is best remembered for performing during the 1930s in RKO's musical films with Fred Astaire. Her career continued on stage, radio and television throughout much of the 20th century.

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Baba Vanga

Вангелия Пандева Сурчева
First Name Baba
Last Name Vanga
Born on October 3, 1911
Died on August 11, 1996 (aged 84)

Vangeliya Pandeva Gushterova, commonly known as Baba Vanga, was a Bulgarian mystic, clairvoyant, and herbalist.

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Buck O'Neil

First Name Buck
Last Name O'Neil
Born on November 13, 1911
Died on October 6, 2006 (aged 94)

John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil Jr. was a first baseman and manager in the Negro American League, mostly with the Kansas City Monarchs. After his playing days, he worked as a scout and became the first African American coach in Major League Baseball. In his later years he became a popular and renowned speaker and interview subject, helping to renew widespread interest in the Negro leagues, and played a major role in establishing the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2021.

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P. V. Gopalan

First Name P.
Last Name Gopalan
Born on January 1, 1911
Died on January 31, 1998 (aged 87)

Painganadu Venkataraman Gopalan was an Indian career civil servant who served as Director of Relief Measures and Refugees in the Government of Zambia, especially the exodus of Refugees from Southern Rhodesia. While in Zambia, he later served as Advisor to the president of Zambia. He served as Joint Secretary to the Government of India in 1960s.

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Marshall McLuhan

First Name Marshall
Last Name McLuhan
Born on July 21, 1911
Died on December 31, 1980 (aged 69)

Herbert Marshall McLuhan was a Canadian philosopher, whose work is among the cornerstones of the study of media theory. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, McLuhan studied at the University of Manitoba and the University of Cambridge. He began his teaching career as a professor of English at several universities in the US and Canada before moving to the University of Toronto in 1946, where he remained for the rest of his life.

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Maureen O'Sullivan

First Name Maureen
Died on June 23, 1998 (aged 28)

Maureen Paula O'Sullivan was an Irish-American actress. She was best known for playing Jane in the Tarzan series of films during the era of Johnny Weissmuller. In 2020, she was listed at number 8 on The Irish Times list of Ireland's greatest film actors. She was also the mother of actress Mia Farrow. When told Frank Sinatra wanted to marry Mia, she famously remarked "At his age, he should marry me."

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Ivan the Terrible

First Name Ivan
Last Name Terrible
Born on January 1, 1911 (age 112)

Ivan the Terrible is the nickname given to a notorious guard at the Treblinka extermination camp during the Holocaust, identified as Ivan Marchenko in statements made by other guards. The moniker alluded to Ivan IV, also known as Ivan the Terrible, the infamous Tsar of Russia. "Ivan the Terrible" gained international recognition following the 1986 John Demjanjuk case. By 1944, a cruel guard named "Ivan", sharing his distinct duties and extremely violent behavior with a guard named "Nicholas", was mentioned in survivor literature. John Demjanjuk was first accused of being Ivan the Terrible at the Treblinka concentration camp. He was found guilty of war crimes and was sentenced to death by hanging. This decision was later overruled by the Supreme Court of Israel. In 2011, Demjanjuk was convicted of war crimes for having served at Sobibor extermination camp.

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Georges Pompidou

Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou
First Name Georges
Last Name Pompidou
Born on July 5, 1911
Died on April 2, 1974 (aged 62)

Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou was a French politician who served as President of France from 1969 until his death in 1974. He previously was Prime Minister of France from 1962 to 1968—the longest tenure in the position's history. He had long been a top aide to President Charles de Gaulle; as head of state, he was a moderate conservative who repaired France's relationship with the United States and maintained positive relations with the newly independent former colonies in Africa.

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Klaus Fuchs

Emil Julius Klaus Fuchs
First Name Klaus
Last Name Fuchs
Born on December 29, 1911
Died on January 28, 1988 (aged 76)
Born in Germany, Hesse

Klaus Emil Julius Fuchs was a German theoretical physicist and atomic spy who supplied information from the American, British, and Canadian Manhattan Project to the Soviet Union during and shortly after World War II. While at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Fuchs was responsible for many significant theoretical calculations relating to the first nuclear weapons and, later, early models of the hydrogen bomb. After his conviction in 1950, he served nine years in prison in the United Kingdom and then moved to East Germany where he resumed his career as a physicist and scientific leader.

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Clara Rockmore

Clara Reisenberg
First Name Clara
Last Name Rockmore
Died on May 10, 1998 (aged 28)

Clara Reisenberg Rockmore was a Lithuanian classical violin prodigy and a virtuoso performer of the theremin, an electronic musical instrument. She was the sister of pianist Nadia Reisenberg.

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Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark

First Name Princess
Last Name Denmark
Born on June 22, 1911
Died on November 16, 1937 (aged 26)

Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark was the wife of Hereditary Grand Duke Georg Donatus of Hesse and third-eldest sister to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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Robert Johnson

Robert Leroy Johnson
First Name Robert
Last Name Johnson
Died on August 16, 1938

Robert Leroy Johnson was an American blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians. He is now recognized as a master of the blues, particularly the Delta blues style.

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Ida Laura Veldhuyzen van Zanten

First Name Ida
Last Name Zanten
Born on June 22, 1911
Died on October 19, 2000 (aged 89)

Ida Laura Veldhuyzen van Zanten was a Dutch pilot and social worker who was a member of the Dutch resistance during the Second World War and a pilot in the British Air Transport Auxiliary. She was the only woman to receive the Vliegerkruis, the Airman's Cross.

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