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Day History: November-24

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Famous Birthdays


1273 - [[Alphonso, Earl of Chester]] -(d. 1284)

1394 - [[Charles, Duke of Orléans]] -(d. 1465)

1420 - [[John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire]] -English knight (d. 1473)

1583 - [[Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar]] -Spanish poet and painter (d. 1641)

1594 - [[Henry Grey, 10th Earl of Kent]] -English politician (d. 1651)

1615 - [[Philip William, Elector Palatine]] -German son of Magdalene of Bavaria (d. 1690)

1630 - [[Étienne Baluze]] -French scholar and academic (d. 1718)

1632 - [[Baruch Spinoza]] -Dutch philosopher and scholar (d. 1677)

1655 - [[Charles XI of Sweden]] -(d. 1697)

1690 - [[Charles Theodore Pachelbel]] -German organist and composer (d. 1750)

1712 - [[Charles-Michel de l'Épée]] -French priest and educator (d. 1789)

1712 - [[Ali II ibn Hussein]] -Tunisian ruler (d. 1782)

1713 - [[Junípero Serra]] -Spanish priest and missionary (d. 1784)

1713 - [[Laurence Sterne]] -Irish clergyman and author (d. 1768)

1724 - [[Maria Amalia of Saxony]] -(d. 1760)

1729 - [[Alexander Suvorov]] -Russian field marshal (d. 1800)

1745 - [[Maria Luisa of Spain]] -(d. 1792)

1774 - [[Thomas Dick (scientist)|Thomas Dick]] -Scottish minister, author, and educator (d. 1857)

1784 - [[Zachary Taylor]] -American general and politician, 12th President of the United States (d. 1850)

1801 - [[Ludwig Bechstein]] -German author and poet (d. 1860)

1806 - [[William Webb Ellis]] -English clergyman, created Rugby football (d. 1872)

1811 - [[Ulrich Ochsenbein]] -Swiss lawyer and politician, List of Presidents of the National Council of Switzerland|President of the Swiss National Council (d. 1890)

1812 - [[Xavier Hommaire de Hell]] -French geographer and engineer (d. 1848)

1815 - [[Grace Darling]] -English lighthouse keeper (d. 1842)

1826 - [[Carlo Collodi]] -Italian journalist and author (d. 1890)

1833 - [[Antoine Labelle]] -Canadian priest (d. 1891)

1849 - [[Frances Hodgson Burnett]] -English-American playwright and author (d. 1924)

1857 - [[Miklós Kovács (poet)|Miklós Kovács]] -Hungarian-Slovene poet and songwriter (d. 1937)

1859 - [[Cass Gilbert]] -American architect, designed the United States Supreme Court Building and Woolworth Building (d. 1934)

1864 - [[Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec]] -French painter and illustrator (d. 1901)

1867 - [[Louis de Champsavin]] -French horse rider (d. 1916)

1867 - [[Scott Joplin]] -American pianist and composer (d. 1917)

1869 - [[Óscar Carmona]] -Portuguese field marshal and politician, 11th President of Portugal (d. 1951)

1873 - [[Julius Martov]] -Russian politician (d. 1923)

1874 - [[Charles William Miller]] -Brazilian footballer and referee (d. 1953)

1876 - [[Walter Burley Griffin]] -American architect, designed Canberra (d. 1937)

1877 - [[Alben W. Barkley]] -American lawyer and politician, 35th Vice President of the United States (d. 1956)

1877 - [[Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara]] -Indian police officer (d. 1941)

1881 - [[Al Christie]] -Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1951)

1882 - [[Nikolai Janson]] -Russian politician (d. 1938)

1884 - [[Yitzhak Ben-Zvi]] -Russian-Israeli historian and politician, 2nd President of Israel (d. 1963)

1885 - [[Theodor Altermann]] -Estonian actor, director, and producer (d. 1915)

1885 - [[Christian Wirth]] -German SS officer (d. 1944)

1886 - [[Margaret Caroline Anderson]] -American publisher, founded ''The Little Review'' (d. 1973)

1887 - [[Raoul Paoli]] -French boxer and rower (d. 1960)

1887 - [[Erich von Manstein]] -German field marshal (d. 1973)

1888 - [[Dale Carnegie]] -American author and educator (d. 1955)

1888 - [[Fredrick Willius]] -American cardiologist and author (d. 1972)

1892 - [[Daniel McVey]] -Australian public servant (d. 1972)

1893 - [[Charles F. Hurley]] -American soldier and politician, 54th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)

1894 - [[Herbert Sutcliffe]] -English cricketer (d. 1978)

1897 - [[Lucky Luciano]] -Italian-American mobster (d. 1962)

1899 - [[Ward Morehouse]] -American author, playwright, and critic (d. 1966)

1904 - [[Albert Ross Tilley]] -Canadian captain and surgeon (d. 1988)

1908 - [[Libertad Lamarque]] -Argentinian actress and singer (d. 2000)

1910 - [[Larry Siemering]] -American football player and coach (d. 2009)

1911 - [[Kirby Grant]] -American actor (d. 1985)

1911 - [[Joe Medwick]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1975)

1912 - [[Bernard Delfgaauw]] -Dutch philosopher and academic (d. 1993)

1912 - [[Garson Kanin]] -American director and screenwriter (d. 1999)

1912 - [[Joan Sanderson]] -English actress (d. 1992)

1912 - [[Charles Schneeman]] -American soldier and illustrator (d. 1972)

1912 - [[Barbara Sheldon]] -American actress (d. 2007)

1912 - [[Teddy Wilson]] -American pianist and educator (d. 1986)

1913 - [[Geraldine Fitzgerald]] -Irish-American actress (d. 2005)

1916 - [[Forrest J Ackerman]] -American soldier and author (d. 2008)

1917 - [[Howard Duff]] -American actor and director (d. 1990)

1917 - [[Shabtai Rosenne]] -English-Israeli academic, jurist, and diplomat (d. 2010)

1919 - [[David Kossoff]] -English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)

1921 - [[John Lindsay]] -American lawyer and politician, 103rd Mayor of New York City (d. 2000)

1922 - [[Claus Moser, Baron Moser]] -German-English statistician and academic

1924 - [[Lorne Munroe]] -Canadian-American cellist and educator

1925 - [[William F. Buckley, Jr.]] -American publisher and author, founded the ''National Review'' (d. 2008)

1925 - [[Simon van der Meer]] -Dutch-Swiss physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

1926 - [[Tsung-Dao Lee]] -Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1927 - [[Ahmadou Kourouma]] -Ivorian-French author and playwright (d. 2003)

1929 - [[Franciszek Kokot]] -Polish nephrologist and endocrinologist

1929 - [[George Moscone]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 37th Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1978)

1930 - [[Bob Friend]] -American baseball player and politician

1931 - [[Arthur Chaskalson]] -South African lawyer and judge, 18th Chief Justice of South Africa (d. 2012)

1932 - [[Fred Titmus]] -English cricketer and coach (d. 2011)

1933 - [[John Sheridan (rugby league)|John Sheridan]] -English rugby player and coach (d. 2012)

1934 - [[Alfred Schnittke]] -German-Russian journalist and composer (d. 1998)

1935 - [[Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa]] -Bahraini politician, Prime Minister of Bahrain

1935 - [[Ron Dellums]] -American soldier and politician, 48th Mayor of Oakland

1935 - [[Mordicai Gerstein]] -American author, illustrator, and director

1938 - [[Willy Claes]] -Belgian conductor and politician, 8th Secretary General of NATO

1938 - [[Oscar Robertson]] -American basketball player and sportscaster

1938 - [[Charles Starkweather]] -American spree killer (d. 1959)

1940 - [[Paul Tagliabue]] -American lawyer and businessman

1940 - [[Eric Wilson (author)|Eric Wilson]] -Canadian author and educator

1941 - [[Pete Best]] -English drummer and songwriter (The Beatles and Lee Curtis and the All-Stars)

1941 - [[Donald "Duck" Dunn]] -American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Booker T. & the M.G.'s, The Mar-Keys, and The Blues Brothers) (d. 2012)

1942 - [[Billy Connolly]] -Scottish comedian, actor, and singer (The Humblebums)

1942 - [[Marlin Fitzwater]] -American journalist, 17th White House Press Secretary

1942 - [[Andrew Stunell]] -English politician

1943 - [[Dave Bing]] -American basketball player and politician, 70th Mayor of Detroit

1943 - [[Richard Tee]] -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Stuff (band)|Stuff) (d. 1993)

1943 - [[Robin Williamson]] -Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Incredible String Band)

1944 - [[Candy Darling]] -American model and actress (d. 1974)

1944 - [[Ibrahim Gambari]] -Nigerian academic and diplomat, 9th Minister of Foreign Affairs (Nigeria)|Foreign Minister of Nigeria

1944 - [[Dan Glickman]] -American businessman and politician, 26th United States Secretary of Agriculture

1945 - [[Lee Michaels]] -American singer and keyboard player (The Sentinals (band)|The Sentinals)

1946 - [[Ted Bundy]] -American serial killer (d. 1989)

1946 - [[Penny Jordan]] -English author (d. 2011)

1947 - [[Dwight Schultz]] -American actor

1947 - [[Dave Sinclair]] -English keyboard player (Caravan (band)|Caravan, Hatfield and the North, The Wilde Flowers, Matching Mole, and The Polite Force (band)|The Polite Force)

1948 - [[Spider Robinson]] -American-Canadian author and critic

1948 - [[Steve Yeager]] -American baseball player and coach

1949 - [[Shane Bourne]] -Australian comedian, actor, and television host

1949 - [[Ewen Cameron, Baron Cameron of Dillington]] -English politician

1949 - [[Sally Davies (doctor)|Sally Davies]] -English hematologist and academic

1949 - [[Linda Tripp]] -American civil servant

1950 - [[Roscoe Born]] -American actor

1950 - [[Bob Burns (drummer)|Bob Burns]] -American drummer and songwriter (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 2015)

1950 - [[Stanley Livingston]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1951 - [[Mimis Androulakis]] -Greek author and politician

1951 - [[Chet Edwards]] -American businessman and politician

1951 - [[Margaret Mountford]] -Irish lawyer and businesswoman

1951 - [[Graham Price]] -Egyptian-Welsh rugby player

1952 - [[Norbert Haug]] -German journalist and businessman

1952 - [[Thierry Lhermitte]] -French actor, producer, and screenwriter

1952 - [[Jim Sheridan (politician)|Jim Sheridan]] -Scottish politician

1953 - [[Glenn Withrow]] -American actor

1954 - [[Emir Kusturica]] -Serbian actor, director, and screenwriter

1954 - [[Margaret Wetherell]] -British social psychologist

1955 - [[Ian Botham]] -English cricketer, footballer, and sportscaster

1955 - [[Clem Burke]] -American drummer (Blondie (band)|Blondie, Ramones, The Adult Net, and The Romantics)

1955 - [[Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth]] -Swedish politician, Minister for Culture (Sweden)|Swedish Minister for Culture

1955 - [[Najib Mikati]] -Lebanese businessman and politician, 31st Prime Minister of Lebanon

1955 - [[Takashi Yuasa]] -Japanese lawyer and author

1956 - [[Sven Grünberg]] -Estonian singer-songwriter

1957 - [[Denise Crosby]] -American actress and producer

1957 - [[Edward Stourton (journalist)|Edward Stourton]] -English journalist and author

1958 - [[Roy Aitken]] -Scottish footballer and manager

1958 - [[Alain Chabat]] -French actor and director

1958 - [[Margaret Curran]] -Scottish academic and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

1959 - [[Todd Brooker]] -Canadian skier and sportscaster

1960 - [[Edgar Meyer]] -American bassist and composer (Strength in Numbers (band)|Strength in Numbers)

1960 - [[Amanda Wyss]] -American actress

1961 - [[Carlos Carnero]] -Spanish politician

1961 - [[Arundhati Roy]] -Indian author and activist

1962 - [[John Kovalic]] -English author and illustrator

1962 - [[John Squire]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Stone Roses and The Seahorses)

1962 - [[Paul Thorburn]] -German-Welsh rugby player and manager

1962 - [[Ioannis Topalidis]] -Greek footballer and manager

1962 - [[Tracey Wickham]] -Australian swimmer

1964 - [[Garret Dillahunt]] -American actor

1964 - [[Tony Rombola]] -American guitarist (Godsmack and Another Animal)

1964 - [[Brad Sherwood]] -American actor and game show host

1965 - [[Shirley Henderson]] -Scottish actress and singer

1966 - [[Russell Watson]] -English tenor and actor

1967 - [[Henrik Brockmann]] -Danish singer-songwriter (Royal Hunt and Evil Masquerade)

1967 - [[Cal Eldred]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1968 - [[Todd Beamer]] -American passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (d. 2001)

1968 - [[Bülent Korkmaz]] -Turkish footballer and manager

1969 - [[David Adeang]] -Nauruan lawyer and politician

1969 - [[Rob Nicholson (musician)|Rob Nicholson]] -American bass player and songwriter (Cryptic Slaughter and Danzig (band)|Danzig)

1970 - [[Doug Brien]] -American football player

1970 - [[Julieta Venegas]] -American-Mexican singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1970 - [[Ashley Ward]] -English footballer

1971 - [[Cosmas Ndeti]] -Kenyan runner

1971 - [[Keith Primeau]] -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach

1972 - [[Marek Lemsalu]] -Estonian footballer

1974 - [[Dave Aizer]] -American television host and producer

1974 - [[Stephen Merchant]] -English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1974 - [[Machel Montano]] -Trinidadian singer-songwriter and producer (Xtatik)

1974 - [[Taro Yamamoto]] -Japanese actor and politician

1975 - [[Thomas Kohnstamm]] -American author

1976 - [[Christian Laflamme]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1976 - [[Chen Lu]] -Chinese figure skater

1977 - [[Colin Hanks]] -American actor

1977 - [[Olle Kärner]] -Estonian orienteer

1977 - [[Celaleddin Koçak]] -German-Turkish footballer

1978 - [[Katherine Heigl]] -American actress and producer

1979 - [[Joseba Llorente]] -Spanish footballer

1980 - [[Beth Phoenix]] -American wrestler

1982 - [[Ryan Fitzpatrick]] -American football player

1982 - [[Sean O'Loughlin]] -English rugby player

1983 - [[Dean Ashton]] -English footballer

1983 - [[Lars Eckert]] -German rugby player

1983 - [[Meredith Henderson]] -Canadian actress and producer

1983 - [[André Laurito]] -German footballer

1983 - [[José López (baseball)|José López]] -Venezuelan baseball player

1983 - [[Karine Vanasse]] -Canadian actress and producer

1984 - [[Maria Höfl-Riesch]] -German skier

1984 - [[Wolf Hudson]] -American porn actor and director

1985 - [[Julia Alexandratou]] -Greek model, actress, and singer

1985 - [[Tony Hunt]] -American football player

1986 - [[Pedro León]] -Spanish footballer

1986 - [[Mohamed Massaquoi]] -American football player

1990 - [[Sarah Hyland]] -American actress

1990 - [[Tom Odell]] -English singer-songwriter

1992 - [[Sergei Kulbach]] -Ukrainian figure skater

1993 - [[Ivi Adamou]] -Cypriot-Greek singer-songwriter

1993 - [[Joe Pigott]] -English footballer

1994 - [[Nabil Bentaleb]] -Algerian footballer

1994 - [[Reece Mastin]] -English-Australian singer-songwriter

2003 - [[Charlotte Cleverley-Bisman]] -New Zealand meningococcal disease survivor

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