March 11th – Don’t worry and be happy

by Milos Itic on March 11, 2011

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

  1. Douglas Noel Adams (1952) – English writer and dramatist. He is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which started life in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a “trilogy” of five books that sold over 15 million copies in his lifetime, a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film
  2. Robert “Bobby” McFerrin, Jr. (1950) – American vocalist and conductor. He is best known for his 1988 hit song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”. He is a ten-time Grammy Award winner
  3. Torquato Tasso (1544) – Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem La Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered, 1580), in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the siege of Jerusalem
  4. “Vinnie Paul” (1964) – Heavy metal drummer and producer who is currently a member of supergroup Hellyeah, but is best known for being a member, and co-founder, of the heavy metal band Pantera. He also co-founded the heavy metal band Damageplan in 2003 with his late younger brother, Dimebag Darrell
  5. Tristan Murail (1947) – French composer. His father, Gérard Murail, is a poet and his mother, Marie-Thérèse Barrois, a journalist
  6. Patty Waters (1946) – Jazz vocalist, best known for her free jazz recordings in the 1960s for the ESP-Disk label. Although she has rarely recorded since then, she is more and more recognized as a vocal innovator whose influence extends beyond jazz
  7. Keith Rupert Murdoch (1931) – Australian-American media magnate and the founder, Chairman, and CEO of News Corporation
  8. Thora Birch (1982) – American actress
  9. Thomas Gravesen (1976) – retired Danish professional football player who played as a midfielder
  10. Didier Yves Drogba Tébily (1978) – Ivorian footballer who plays in the centre forward position

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