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11/11/11 Birthdays

The date November 11, 2011 is significant since this can only be encountered once every century. Let's celebrate this day by remembering some famous personalities who were born on November 11!

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Kurt Vonnegut 1922
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was a novelist known for his science fiction works. Some of the great books that he has written include Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions. Aside from being an author, he was also the president of the American Humanist Association, an organization that aims to raise the public’s awareness on humanism. Unbeknownst to many, Kurt Vonnegut was also a graphic artist. He created the illustrations on some of his books and even made the album cover for the band Phish.

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Bibi Anderson 1935
Bibi Anderson is a Swedish actress who mostly worked with director Ingmar Bergman. In the span of her career, she has collaborated with Bergman more than 10 times. Bibi Anderson won Best Actress at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1963.

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Jonathan Winters 1927
Jonathan Winters is an actor and comedian who started out as a disk jockey. As time passed, his popularity grew because of his antics on-air. He has appeared in TV shows and movies, mostly having comedic roles. However, his versatility also allowed him to play dramatic characters. In 1999, he was given the Mark Twain prize by Kennedy Center for his contribution to humor.

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1821
Fyodor Dostoyevsky was a Russian writer. Some of his notable works include Crime and Punishment, Notes from Underground and The Brothers Karamazov. Perhaps one of the reasons why his works are full of anguish is because he had experienced so much while growing up. He was the child of an alcoholic and he was also exiled. These experiences brought depth to his writing. It is important to note that other great writers such as Ernest Hemingway and Virginia Woolf were inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

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Pat O’Brien 1899
Pat O’Brien was probably one of the most famous actors during his time. He has over a hundred credits under his name spanning from the 1930’s up to the early 1980’s. Some of the movies he starred in include Some Like It Hot, The Last Hurrah and Ring of Fear.

These are some famous personalities who were born in 11-11. Do you share their birthday? Today just might bring you the luck that you need!

Sources:
eNotes: Kurt Vonnegut
Wikipedia – Bibi Anderson
Biography: Jonathan Winters
eNotes: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Wikipedia: Pat O’Brien

written by jeanmendoza

3 comments

  1. homer

    homer

    Didn't realize that it was Vonnegut's birthday today. One of the worlds greatest evert writers. I spent a bus journey today enthralled by Cat's Cradle.

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  2. emperornorton

    emperornorton

    It won't be until 1 11 3111 that we'll have a date with all odd numbers in it again. The last was 11 19 1999.

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  3. emperornorton

    emperornorton

    Make that 1 1 3111.

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