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Peter Cochrane born 11th July 1946
The following people share this birthday:
  • 1730 Josiah Wedgewood England, pottery designer/manufacturer
  • [About 0521] Benedict of Nursia, Father of Western Monasticism (11 July, Lesser Festival)
  • 1274 Robert the Bruce (King of Scotland)
  • 1628 Tokugawa Mitsukuni (Writer of Japanese history & fall of the Shoguns)
  • 1767 John Quincy Adams Braintree, Massachusetts, 6th President (D) (1825-1829)
  • 1817 Henry David Thoreau Concord Massachusetts, naturalist/author/pacifist
  • 1819 Susan Bogert Warner born (Writer)
  • 1854 Georgiana Emma Drew Barrymore (Actress)
  • 1871 Edith Rickert born (Writer, educator, philologist)
  • 1895 Oscar Hammerstein II New York City, lyricist who worked with Richard Rodgers
  • 1899 E.B. White writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style)
  • 1908 Milton Berle Harlem New York City, comedian (Uncle Miltie, Mr Television)
  • 1920 Yul Brynner actor (King & I, 10 Commandments)
  • 1929 Hermann Prey (Singer - baritone)
  • 1931 Tab Hunter (Actor)
  • 1934 Giorgio Armani (Designer)
  • 1937 Bill Cosby Philadelphia, actor/comedian (I Spy, Cosby, Leonard Part 6)
  • 1950 Bonnie Pointer singer (Pointer Sisters)
  • 1953 Leon Spinks US, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic-gold-1976)
11th July
The following events occurred on this day:
  • 1882 First ocean pier in US completed, Washington, DC
  • 1928 First televised tennis match
  • 1937 George Gershwin, (Composer and pianist) Died
  • 1955 United States Air Force Academy was dedicated at Lowry Air Base, Colorado
  • 1955 Congress authorizes all US currency to say 'In God We Trust'
  • 1960 Congo, Chad and Central African Republic declare independence
  • 1962 First transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)
  • 1962 Fred Baldasare is first to swim English Channel underwater (scuba)
  • 1962 Rolling Stones first performance (Marquee Club, London)
  • 1977 Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr
  • 1977 First free flight test of space shuttle Enterprise
  • 1991 Total Solar Eclipse
  • 2000 World Population Day