1869 – Gustav Vigeland the Norwegian sculptor was born on the 11th April 1869 (died 1943).
1876 – Paul Henry the Irish painter was born on the 11th April 1876 (died 1958).
1887 – Jamini Roy the Indian painter was born on the 11th April 1887 (died 1972).
1906 – Dale Messick the American illustrator was born on the 11th April 1906 (died 2005).
1919 – The International Labour Organization was founded on the 11th April 1919.
1935 ~ Father Abraham aka Pierre Kartner the Dutch singer-songwriter and musician was born Petrus Antonius Laurentius Kartner on the 11th 1935. Father Abraham has written about 1600 songs, and is best known for writing The Smurf Song in 1977. Father Abraham’s Smurf works have sold about 25 million copies. YouTube video: Father Abraham ~ The Smurf Song…
1958 ~ Stuart Adamson the English-Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist and original lead singer of Big Country was born on the 11th April 1958, and sadly took his life on the 16th December 2001, aged 43. YouTube video: Big Country ~ In a Big Country (1983) ~ co-written by Stuart Adamson…
1960 – Jeremy Clarkson the English journalist was born on the 11th April 1960.
1966 ~ Lisa Stansfield the English singer and songwriter, was born on the 11th April 1966.
1970 – Apollo 13 was launched on the 11th April 1970.
1976 ~ The APPLE I personal computer was created on the 11th April 1976. The original Apple Computer was released by the Apple Computer Company, now known as Apple Inc. They were designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak, while Steve Jobs had the idea of selling them. To finance this venture, Steve Wozniak sold his HP-65 calculator for $500, while Steve Jobs sold his VW van.
The Apple I sold for a price of US$666.66, because Wozniak “liked repeating digits”. There were estimated to be less than 50 Apple I computers in existence as of 2008, making it a very rare collector’s item, with a value of $14,000 – $16,000. However, in 2010, an Apple I sold for GB£133,250 ($210,000) at Christie’s auction house in London, but it also came with rare documents, original packaging with the return label showing Steve Jobs’ garage headquarters for Apple Computer Inc at his parents’ address, a personally typed and signed letter from Jobs answering technical questions about the computer, and the original invoice showing ‘Steven’ as the salesman.
1987 ~ Joss Stone the English soul singer, songwriter and actress, was born Jocelyn Stoker was born on the 11th April 1987.
1987 ~ Michelle Phan the American make-up demonstrator and entrepreneur who became notable as a YouTube celebrity was born the 11th April 1987. Michelle Phan’s official website: www.MichellePhan.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/MichellePhanOfficial | Twitter: www.Twitter.com/MichellePhan | YouTube channel with over 5 million subscribers: www.youtube.com/user/MichellePhan | YouTube video: Draw My Life by Michelle Phan (over 3.5 million views)…YouTube video: Barbie Transformation Tutorial by Michelle Phan (over 48 million views)…
Today in History for April 11th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…