Born on May 11th – Salvador Dalí

by Milos Itic on May 11, 2011

10 people born on this day (May 11th):

  1. Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (1904) – Commonly known as Salvador Dalí was a prominent and maybe the best Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres
  2. Martha Graham (1894) -American dancer and choreographer whose influence on dance has been compared with the influence Stravinsky had on music, Picasso had on the visual arts, or Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture
  3. Irving Berlin (1888) – American composer and lyricist of Jewish heritage, widely considered one of the greatest American songwriters in history
  4. Phil Silvers (1911) – American entertainer and comedy actor, known as “The King of Chutzpah.” He is best known for starring in The Phil Silvers Show, a 1950s sitcom set on a U.S. Army post in which he played Sergeant Bilko
  5. Foster Brooks (1912) – American actor and comedian most famous for his portrayal of a lovable drunken man in nightclub performances and television programs
  6. Eric Victor Burdon (1941) – Best known as a founding member and vocalist of The Animals, a rock band formed in Newcastle, England, and the funk rock band War and his aggressive stage performance. He was ranked 57th in Rolling Stone‘s list – The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time
  7. Ellis R. Dungan (1909) – American born film director, who was well known for directing Tamil language films between 1936 to 1950
  8. Holly Rachel Vukadinović (1983) – Better known by her stage name Holly Valance, is an Australian model, actress and singer. Valance began her career as Felicity “Flick” Scully on the Australian soap opera Neighbours. In 2002, she released her debut album, Footprints, which yielded the international number-one hit single “Kiss Kiss”
  9. Christoph “Doom” Schneider (1966) – German musician. He is the drummer of the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein
  10. Perttu Päivö Kullervo Kivilaakso (1978) – Cello player for Finnish band Apocalyptica

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