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Day History: November-13

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Famous Birthdays


354 - [[Augustine of Hippo]] -Algerian bishop and theologian (d. 430)

1312 - [[Edward III of England]] -(d. 1377)

1486 - [[Johann Eck]] -German theologian and academic (d. 1543)

1504 - [[Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse]] -(d. 1567)

1572 - [[Cyril Lucaris]] -Greek patriarch and theologian (d. 1638)

1559 - [[Albert VII, Archduke of Austria]] -(d. 1621)

1699 - [[Jan Zach]] -Czech violinist, organist, and composer (d. 1773)

1710 - [[Charles Simon Favart]] -French director and playwright (d. 1792)

1715 - [[Dorothea Erxleben]] -German physician (d. 1762)

1732 - [[John Dickinson (Pennsylvania and Delaware)|John Dickinson]] -American lawyer and politician, 5th Governor of Pennsylvania (d. 1808)

1760 - [[Jiaqing Emperor]] -of China (d. 1820)

1761 - [[John Moore (British Army officer)|John Moore]] -Scottish general (d. 1809)

1780 - [[Ranjit Singh]] -Pakistani-Sikh emperor (d. 1839)

1782 - [[Esaias Tegnér]] -Swedish bishop and educator (d. 1846)

1801 - [[Amalie Auguste of Bavaria]] -(d. 1877)

1801 - [[Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria]] -(d. 1873)

1809 - [[John A. Dahlgren]] -American admiral (d. 1870)

1813 - [[Petar II Petrović-Njegoš]] -Serbian metropolitan, philosopher, and poet (d. 1851)

1814 - [[Joseph Hooker]] -American general (d. 1879)

1833 - [[Edwin Booth]] -American actor and manager (d. 1893)

1837 - [[James T. Rapier]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 1883)

1838 - [[Joseph F. Smith]] -American religious leader, 6th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1918)

1841 - [[Edward Burd Grubb, Jr.]] -American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Spain (d. 1913)

1848 - [[Albert I, Prince of Monaco]] -(d. 1922)

1850 - [[Robert Louis Stevenson]] -Scottish author and poet (d. 1894)

1853 - [[John Drew, Jr.]] -American actor (d. 1927)

1854 - [[George Whitefield Chadwick]] -American composer and educator (d. 1931)

1856 - [[Louis Brandeis]] -American lawyer and jurist (d. 1941)

1866 - [[Abraham Flexner]] -American educator, founded the Institute for Advanced Study (d. 1959)

1869 - [[Helene Stöcker]] -German author and activist (d. 1943)

1869 - [[Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams]] -Russian-American activist, journalist, and politician (d. 1962)

1872 - [[John M. Lyle]] -Irish-Canadian architect and educator, designed the Royal Alexandra Theatre (d. 1945)

1878 - [[Max Dehn]] -German-American mathematician and academic (d. 1952)

1879 - [[John Grieb]] -American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1939)

1881 - [[Carl Schenstrøm]] -Danish actor (d. 1942)

1883 - [[Oscar Brockmeyer]] -American soccer player (d. 1954)

1883 - [[Leo Goodwin (swimmer)|Leo Goodwin]] -American swimmer, diver, and water polo player (d. 1957)

1886 - [[Mary Wigman]] -German dancer and choreographer (d. 1973)

1889 - [[Vigo Madsen]] -Danish gymnast (d. 1979)

1893 - [[Edward Adelbert Doisy]] -American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)

1894 - [[Arthur Nebe]] -German SS officer (d. 1945)

1897 - [[Gertrude Olmstead]] -American actress (d. 1975)

1899 - [[Iskander Mirza]] -Pakistani general and politician, 1st President of Pakistan (d. 1969)

1900 - [[Edward Buzzell]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1985)

1904 - [[H. C. Potter]] -American director and producer (d. 1977)

1906 - [[Hermione Baddeley]] -English-American actress and singer (d. 1986)

1906 - [[A. W. Mailvaganam]] -Sri Lankan physicist and academic (d. 1987)

1906 - [[Eva Zeisel]] -Hungarian-American potter and designer (d. 2011)

1907 - [[Giovanna of Italy]] -(d. 2000)

1908 - [[C. Vann Woodward]] -American historian, author, and academic (d. 1999)

1909 - [[Gunnar Björnstrand]] -Swedish actor (d. 1986)

1910 - [[William Bradford Huie]] -American journalist and author (d. 1986)

1910 - [[Pat Reid]] -Indian-English soldier and author (d. 1990)

1911 - [[Buck O'Neil]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 2006)

1913 - [[V. Appapillai]] -Sri Lankan physicist and academic (d. 2001)

1913 - [[Helen Mack]] -American actress and singer (d. 1986)

1913 - [[Lon Nol]] -Cambodian general and politician, 37th Prime Minister of Cambodia (d. 1985)

1913 - [[Alexander Scourby]] -American actor (d. 1985)

1914 - [[Alberto Lattuada]] -Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2005)

1917 - [[Vasantdada Patil]] -Indian politician, 9th List of Governors of Rajasthan|Governor of Rajasthan (d. 1989)

1917 - [[Robert Sterling]] -American actor and singer (d. 2006)

1918 - [[George Grant (philosopher)|George Grant]] -Canadian philosopher and academic (d. 1988)

1920 - [[Guillermina Bravo]] -Mexican dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 2013)

1920 - [[Edward Hughes (bishop)|Edward Hughes]] -American bishop (d. 2012)

1921 - [[Joonas Kokkonen]] -Finnish pianist and composer (d. 1996)

1922 - [[Jack Narz]] -American game show host and announcer (d. 2008)

1922 - [[Oskar Werner]] -Austrian-German actor (d. 1984)

1924 - [[Linda Christian]] -Mexican-American actress (d. 2011)

1924 - [[Motoo Kimura]] -Japanese biologist and geneticist (d. 1994)

1926 - [[Harry Hughes]] -American lawyer and politician, 57th Governor of Maryland

1926 - [[Don Gordon (actor)|Don Gordon]] -American actor

1927 - [[Billy Klüver]] -Swedish-American engineer, co-founded Experiments in Art and Technology (d. 2004)

1928 - [[Steve Bilko]] -American baseball player (d. 1978)

1928 - [[Helena Carroll]] -Scottish-American actress (d. 2013)

1928 - [[Ralph Foody]] -American actor (d. 1999)

1928 - [[Hampton Hawes]] -American pianist and author (d. 1977)

1929 - [[Robert Bonnaud]] -French historian and academic (d. 2013)

1929 - [[Fred Phelps]] -American lawyer, pastor, and activist, founded the Westboro Baptist Church (d. 2014)

1929 - [[Asashio Tarō III]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 46th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1988)

1930 - [[Benny Andrews]] -American painter and academic (d. 2006)

1930 - [[Adrienne Corri]] -Scottish actress

1931 - [[Andrée Lachapelle]] -Canadian actress

1932 - [[Willie Edwards]] -American murder victim (d. 1957)

1932 - [[Richard Mulligan]] -American actor and singer (d. 2000)

1934 - [[Peter Arnett]] -New Zealand-American journalist and academic

1934 - [[Jimmy Fontana]] -Italian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2013)

1934 - [[Garry Marshall]] -American actor, director, and producer

1935 - [[Tom Atkins (actor)|Tom Atkins]] -American actor

1935 - [[George Carey]] -English archbishop and theologian

1936 - [[Salim Kallas]] -Syrian actor and politician (d. 2013)

1938 - [[Gérald Godin]] -Canadian journalist, poet, and politician (d. 1994)

1938 - [[Jean Seberg]] -American-French actress and singer (d. 1979)

1939 - [[Karel Brückner]] -Czech footballer and manager

1939 - [[Idris Muhammad]] -American drummer and composer (d. 2014)

1940 - [[Saul Kripke]] -American philosopher and academic

1940 - [[Daniel Pilon]] -Canadian actor

1940 - [[William Taubman]] -American political scientist and author

1941 - [[Eberhard Diepgen]] -German politician, 10th List of mayors of Berlin|Mayor of Berlin

1941 - [[David Green (entrepreneur)|David Green]] -American businessman, founded Hobby Lobby

1941 - [[Dack Rambo]] -American actor (d. 1994)

1941 - [[Mel Stottlemyre]] -American baseball player and coach

1942 - [[John P. Hammond]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1943 - [[Roberto Boninsegna]] -Italian footballer

1943 - [[André-Gilles Fortin]] -Canadian politician (d. 1977)

1943 - [[Jay Sigel]] -American golfer

1943 - [[Howard Wilkinson]] -English footballer and manager

1944 - [[Timmy Thomas]] -American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

1945 - [[Masahiro Hasemi]] -Japanese race car driver

1945 - [[Bobby Manuel]] -American guitarist and producer (Booker T. & the M.G.'s)

1945 - [[Knut Riisnæs]] -Norwegian saxophonist

1946 - [[Stanisław Barańczak]] -Polish-American poet, critic, and scholar (d. 2014)

1947 - [[Toy Caldwell]] -American guitarist and songwriter (The Marshall Tucker Band) (d. 1993)

1947 - [[Gene Garber]] -American baseball player

1947 - [[Amory Lovins]] -American physicist and environmentalist

1947 - [[Joe Mantegna]] -American actor, director, and producer

1948 - [[Humayun Ahmed]] -Bangladeshi author, screenwriter, and director (d. 2012)

1948 - [[Adelle Lutz]] -American costume designer, model and actress

1948 - [[Saori Yuki]] -Japanese singer and actress

1949 - [[Yoshimi Ishibashi]] -Japanese race car driver

1949 - [[Terry Reid]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1950 - [[Mary Lou Metzger]] -American singer and dancer

1950 - [[Gilbert Perreault]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1951 - [[Pini Gershon]] -Israeli basketball player and coach

1952 - [[Art Malik]] -Pakistani-English actor

1953 - [[Frances Conroy]] -American actress and singer

1953 - [[Andrés Manuel López Obrador]] -Mexican politician

1953 - [[Andrew Ranken]] -English drummer (The Pogues)

1953 - [[Tracy Scoggins]] -American model and actress

1954 - [[Scott McNealy]] -American businessman, co-founded Sun Microsystems

1954 - [[Chris Noth]] -American actor and producer

1955 - [[Whoopi Goldberg]] -American actress, singer, and talk show host

1956 - [[Ginger Alden]] -American model and actress

1956 - [[Cynthia Carroll]] -American businesswoman

1956 - [[Rex Linn]] -American actor

1956 - [[Anna Verouli]] -Greek javelin thrower

1957 - [[Nick Baines (bishop)|Nick Baines]] -English bishop

1957 - [[Stephen Baxter]] -English author

1957 - [[Roger Ingram]] -American trumpet player, educator, and author

1958 - [[John McConnell (actor)|John McConnell]] -American actor

1959 - [[Caroline Goodall]] -English actress

1959 - [[Emil Urbel]] -Estonian architect

1960 - [[Neil Flynn]] -American actor

1960 - [[Teodora Ungureanu]] -Romanian gymnast and coach

1963 - [[Jaime Covilhã]] -Angolan basketball coach

1963 - [[Vinny Testaverde]] -American football player

1964 - [[Timo Rautiainen (co-driver)|Timo Rautiainen]] -Finnish race car driver

1967 - [[Juhi Chawla]] -Indian actress, singer, and producer, Femina Miss India|Miss India 1984

1967 - [[Jimmy Kimmel]] -American comedian, actor, and talk show host

1967 - [[Steve Zahn]] -American actor and singer

1968 - [[Pat Hentgen]] -American baseball player and coach

1969 - [[Ayaan Hirsi Ali]] -Somalian-American activist and author

1969 - [[Lori Berenson]] -American activist

1969 - [[Gerard Butler]] -Scottish actor, singer, and producer

1969 - [[Nico Motchebon]] -German runner

1969 - [[Josh Mancell]] -American freelance composer and multi-instrumentalist who writes music for film, television, and video games (Clifford the Big Red Dog (TV series)|Clifford the Big Red Dog, Crash Bandicoot series, and the first three Jak and Daxter games)

1971 - [[Noah Hathaway]] -American actor

1971 - [[Buddy Zabala]] -Filipino bass player (Eraserheads, The Dawn (band)|The Dawn, and Cambio (band)|Cambio)

1972 - [[Takuya Kimura]] -Japanese singer and actor (SMAP)

1973 - [[Ari Hoenig]] -American drummer and composer

1974 - [[Indrek Zelinski]] -Estonian footballer and manager

1975 - [[Quim (footballer, born 1975)|Quim]] -Portuguese footballer

1975 - [[Tom Compernolle]] -Belgian runner (d. 2008)

1975 - [[Alain Digbeu]] -French basketball player

1975 - [[Ivica Dragutinović]] -Serbian footballer

1975 - [[Toivo Suursoo]] -Estonian ice hockey player and coach

1976 - [[Kelly Sotherton]] -English sprinter and long jumper

1976 - [[Hiroshi Tanahashi]] -Japanese wrestler

1977 - [[Chanel Cole]] -New Zealand-Australian singer

1977 - [[Huang Xiaoming]] -Chinese actor and singer

1978 - [[Nikolai Fraiture]] -American bass player (The Strokes and Nickel Eye)

1979 - [[Subliminal (rapper)|Subliminal]] -Israeli rapper and producer

1979 - [[Metta World Peace]] -American basketball player and rapper

1980 - [[Monique Coleman]] -American actress, singer, and dancer

1980 - [[Sara Del Rey]] -American wrestler

1980 - [[François-Louis Tremblay]] -Canadian speed skater

1981 - [[Rivkah (artist)|Rivkah]] -American author and illustrator

1981 - [[Ryan Bertin]] -American wrestler and coach

1981 - [[Mark Cardona]] -Filipino basketball player

1981 - [[Shawn Yue]] -Hong Kong actor and singer

1981 - [[Kirsten Price (actress)|Kirsten Price]] -American model and adult film star

1982 - [[Michael Copon]] -American actor, singer, and producer

1982 - [[Samkon Gado]] -Nigerian-American football player

1982 - [[Kumi Koda]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and actress

1983 - [[Claudia Balderrama]] -Bolivian race walker

1983 - [[Kalle Kriit]] -Estonian cyclist

1983 - [[Maleli Kunavore]] -Fijian rugby player (d. 2012)

1984 - [[Lucas Barrios]] -Paraguayan footballer

1984 - [[Kurt Morath]] -Tongan rugby player

1985 - [[Asdrúbal Cabrera]] -Venezuelan baseball player

1986 - [[Kevin Bridges]] -Scottish comedian and actor

1987 - [[Hatsune Matsushima]] -Japanese model and actress

1987 - [[Dana Vollmer]] -American swimmer

1990 - [[Kathleen Herles]] -American voice actress

1991 - [[Matt Bennett]] -American actor and singer

1991 - [[Devon Bostick]] -Canadian actor

1992 - [[Maksim Podholjuzin]] -Estonian footballer

1996 - [[Austin Williams]] -American actor

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