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Day History: November-25

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Famous Birthdays


1454 - [[Catherine Cornaro]] -Greek wife of James II of Cyprus (d. 1510)

1562 - [[Lope de Vega]] -Spanish playwright and poet (d. 1635)

1577 - [[Piet Pieterszoon Hein]] -Dutch admiral (d. 1629)

1609 - [[Henrietta Maria of France]] -(d. 1669)

1638 - [[Catherine of Braganza]] -(d. 1705)

1666 - [[Giuseppe Giovanni Battista Guarneri]] -Italian violin maker (d. 1740)

1697 - [[Maria Karolina Sobieska]] -Polish daughter of Countess Palatine Hedwig Elisabeth of Neuburg (d. 1740)

1703 - [[Jean-François Séguier]] -French astronomer and botanist (d. 1784)

1752 - [[Johann Friedrich Reichardt]] -German composer and critic (d. 1814)

1753 - [[Robert Townsend (spy)|Robert Townsend]] -American spy (d. 1838)

1758 - [[John Armstrong, Jr.]] -American general and politician, 7th United States Secretary of War (d. 1843)

1778 - [[Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck]] -English author and activist (d. 1856)

1787 - [[Franz Xaver Gruber]] -Austrian organist and composer (d. 1863)

1814 - [[Julius Robert von Mayer]] -German physician and physicist (d. 1878)

1815 - [[William Sawyer (politician)|William Sawyer]] -Canadian merchant and politician (d. 1904)

1817 - [[John Bigelow]] -American lawyer and politician, United States Ambassador to France (d. 1911)

1835 - [[Andrew Carnegie]] -Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1919)

1841 - [[Ernst Schröder]] -German mathematician and educator (d. 1902)

1843 - [[Henry Ware Eliot]] -American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1919)

1844 - [[Karl Benz]] -German engineer and businessman, founded Mercedes-Benz (d. 1929)

1845 - [[José Maria de Eça de Queirós]] -Portuguese-French journalist and author (d. 1900)

1846 - [[Carrie Nation]] -American activist (d. 1911)

1858 - [[Alfred Capus]] -French journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1922)

1862 - [[Ethelbert Nevin]] -American pianist and composer (d. 1901)

1862 - [[Gustaf Söderström]] -Swedish tug of war competitor, shot putter, and discus thrower (d. 1958)

1867 - [[Talaat Harb]] -Egyptian economist, founded the Banque Misr (d. 1941)

1868 - [[Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse]] -(d. 1937)

1869 - [[Ben Lindsey (jurist)|Ben Lindsey]] -American lawyer and judge (d. 1934)

1870 - [[Winthrop Ames]] -American director, producer, and playwright (d. 1937)

1872 - [[Robert Maysack]] -American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1960)

1873 - [[Albert Henry Krehbiel]] -American painter and illustrator (d. 1945)

1874 - [[Joe Gans]] -American boxer (d. 1910)

1876 - [[Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha]] -(d. 1936)

1880 - [[John Flynn (minister)|John Flynn]] -Australian minister, founded the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (d. 1951)

1880 - [[Elsie J. Oxenham]] -English author (d. 1960)

1881 - [[Jacob Fichman]] -Romanian-Israeli poet and critic (d. 1958)

1881 - [[Pope John XXIII]] -(d. 1963)

1883 - [[Harvey Spencer Lewis]] -American mystic and author (d. 1939)

1883 - [[Merrill C. Meigs]] -American publisher (d. 1968)

1887 - [[Nikolai Vavilov]] -Russian botanist and geneticist (d. 1943)

1888 - [[Amund Rydland]] -Norwegian actor and theatre director (d. 1967)

1890 - [[Isaac Rosenberg]] -English soldier and poet (d. 1918)

1891 - [[Ōnishiki Uichirō]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 26th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1941)

1893 - [[Joseph Wood Krutch]] -American author and critic (d. 1970)

1895 - [[Wilhelm Kempff]] -German pianist and composer (d. 1991)

1895 - [[Ludvík Svoboda]] -Czech general and politician, 8th President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1979)

1896 - [[Albertus Soegijapranata]] -Indonesian archbishop (d. 1963)

1896 - [[Virgil Thomson]] -American composer and critic (d. 1989)

1898 - [[Debaki Bose]] -Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1971)

1898 - [[Aarne Viisimaa]] -Estonian tenor and director (d. 1989)

1900 - [[Rudolf Höss]] -German SS officer (d. 1947)

1901 - [[Arthur Liebehenschel]] -German SS officer (d. 1948)

1902 - [[Eddie Shore]] -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1985)

1904 - [[Lillian Copeland]] -American discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1964)

1904 - [[Ba Jin]] -Chinese author (d. 2005)

1904 - [[Toni Ortelli]] -Italian composer and conductor (d. 2000)

1907 - [[John Stuart Hindmarsh]] -English race car driver and pilot (d. 1938)

1909 - [[P. D. Eastman]] -American author and illustrator (d. 1986)

1911 - [[Roelof Frankot]] -Dutch painter and photographer (d. 1984)

1913 - [[Lewis Thomas]] -American physician, etymologist, and educator (d. 1993)

1914 - [[Joe DiMaggio]] -American baseball player and coach (d. 1999)

1914 - [[Léon Zitrone]] -Russian-French journalist (d. 1995)

1915 - [[Augusto Pinochet]] -Chilean general and politician, 30th President of Chile (d. 2006)

1915 - [[Armando Villanueva]] -Peruvian politician, 121st Prime Minister of Peru (d. 2013)

1916 - [[Peg Lynch]] -American actress and screenwriter (d. 2015)

1917 - [[Luigi Poggi]] -Italian cardinal (d. 2010)

1919 - [[Norman Tokar]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)

1920 - [[Ricardo Montalbán]] -Mexican-American actor, singer, and director (d. 2009)

1920 - [[Noel Neill]] -American actress

1920 - [[Putra of Perlis]] -(d. 2000)

1922 - [[Shelagh Fraser]] -English actress (d. 2000)

1922 - [[Gloria Lasso]] -Spanish-French singer (d. 2005)

1922 - [[Fernance B. Perry]] -Portuguese-American businessman (d. 2014)

1923 - [[Mauno Koivisto]] -Finnish banker and politician, 9th President of Finland

1924 - [[Paul Desmond]] -American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)

1924 - [[Takaaki Yoshimoto]] -Japanese poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 2012)

1926 - [[Poul Anderson]] -American author (d. 2001)

1926 - [[Jeffrey Hunter]] -American actor and producer (d. 1969)

1926 - [[Ranganath Misra]] -Indian jurist, 21st Chief Justice of India (d. 2012)

1927 - [[John K. Cooley]] -American journalist and author (d. 2008)

1929 - [[Judy Crichton]] -American director and producer (d. 2007)

1931 - [[Nat Adderley]] -American cornet and trumpet player (d. 2000)

1932 - [[Takayo Fischer]] -American actress and singer

1933 - [[Kathryn Crosby]] -American actress and singer

1935 - [[Robert Berner]] -American geologist and academic (d. 2015)

1936 - [[Trisha Brown]] -American dancer and choreographer

1938 - [[Rosanna Schiaffino]] -Italian actress (d. 2009)

1939 - [[Martin Feldstein]] -American economist and academic

1940 - [[Reinhard Furrer]] -Austrian-German physicist and astronaut (d. 1995)

1940 - [[Joe Gibbs]] -American football player and coach

1940 - [[Jan Jongbloed]] -Dutch footballer and coach

1940 - [[Karl Offmann]] -Mauritian politician, 3rd List of Presidents of Mauritius|President of Mauritius

1940 - [[Shyamal Kumar Sen]] -Indian jurist and politician, 21st Governor of West Bengal

1940 - [[Percy Sledge]] -American singer (d. 2015)

1941 - [[Christos Papanikolaou]] -Greek pole vaulter

1941 - [[Gerald Seymour]] -English journalist and author

1941 - [[Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi]] -Pakistani spiritual leader and author

1942 - [[Bob Lind]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1942 - [[Mimis Papaioannou]] -Greek footballer and manager

1943 - [[Jerry Portnoy]] -American singer-songwriter and harmonica player

1944 - [[Bev Bevan]] -English drummer (The Move, Electric Light Orchestra, and ELO Part II)

1944 - [[Maarten 't Hart]] -Dutch biologist, ethologist, and author

1944 - [[Ben Stein]] -American actor, lawyer, and author

1944 - [[Michael Kijana Wamalwa]] -Kenyan politician, 8th Vice President of Kenya (d. 2003)

1945 - [[Patrick Nagel]] -American illustrator (d. 1984)

1945 - [[George Webster (American football)|George Webster]] -American football player (d. 2007)

1946 - [[Marc Brown (author)|Marc Brown]] -American author and illustrator

1946 - [[Mike Doyle (footballer)|Mike Doyle]] -English footballer (d. 2011)

1947 - [[Jonathan Kaplan]] -French-American director and producer

1947 - [[John Larroquette]] -American actor, director, and producer

1947 - [[Tracey Walter]] -American actor

1948 - [[Jacques Dupuis (politician)|Jacques Dupuis]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 14th Deputy Premier of Quebec

1948 - [[Lars Eighner]] -American author

1949 - [[Kerry O'Keeffe]] -Australian cricketer and sportscaster

1950 - [[Chris Claremont]] -English-American author

1950 - [[Giorgio Faletti]] -Italian author, screenwriter, and actor (d. 2014)

1950 - [[Alexis Wright]] -Australian author

1951 - [[Charlaine Harris]] -American author and poet

1951 - [[Arturo Pérez-Reverte]] -Spanish author and journalist

1951 - [[Johnny Rep]] -Dutch footballer and manager

1952 - [[Crescent Dragonwagon]] -American author and educator

1952 - [[Imran Khan]] -Pakistani cricketer and politician

1952 - [[John Lynch (New Hampshire)|John Lynch]] -American businessman and politician, 80th Governor of New Hampshire

1952 - [[Herschel Savage]] -American porn actor and director

1952 - [[Gabriele Oriali]] -Italian footballer and manager

1953 - [[Graham Eadie]] -Australian rugby player and coach

1953 - [[Mark Frost]] -American author, screenwriter, and producer

1953 - [[Jeffrey Skilling]] -American businessman

1955 - [[Don Hahn]] -American director and producer

1955 - [[Kurt Niedermayer]] -German footballer and manager

1955 - [[Connie Palmen]] -Dutch author

1955 - [[Bruno Tonioli]] -Italian dancer and choreographer

1956 - [[Hélène Goudin]] -Belgian-Swedish politician

1957 - [[Bob Ehrlich]] -American lawyer and politician, 60th Governor of Maryland

1959 - [[Charles Kennedy]] -Scottish journalist and politician (d. 2015)

1959 - [[Steve Rothery]] -English guitarist and songwriter (Marillion and The Wishing Tree)

1960 - [[Amy Grant]] -American singer-songwriter and actress

1960 - [[John F. Kennedy Jr.]] -American lawyer, journalist, and publisher, co-founded ''George (magazine)|George Magazine'' (d. 1999)

1960 - [[Amy Gibson]] -American actress and businesswoman

1961 - [[Paul Comstive]] -English footballer (d. 2013)

1962 - [[Scott Cam]] -Australian TV personality

1962 - [[Gilbert Delorme]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1962 - [[Hironobu Sakaguchi]] -Japanese game designer, founded Mistwalker

1963 - [[Kevin Chamberlin]] -American actor

1963 - [[Holly Cole]] -Canadian singer

1963 - [[Chip Kelly]] -American football player and coach

1963 - [[Bernie Kosar]] -American football player and sportscaster

1963 - [[Ago Silde]] -Estonian politician

1964 - [[Mark Lanegan]] -American singer-songwriter (Screaming Trees and The Gutter Twins)

1964 - [[Bert van Vlaanderen]] -Dutch runner

1965 - [[Cris Carter]] -American football player, coach, and sportscaster

1965 - [[Dougray Scott]] -Scottish actor and producer

1966 - [[Tim Armstrong]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Rancid (band)|Rancid, The Transplants, Devils Brigade, Operation Ivy (band)|Operation Ivy, Dance Hall Crashers)

1966 - [[Billy Burke (actor)|Billy Burke]] -American actor and producer

1967 - [[Kazuya Nakai]] -Japanese voice actor

1967 - [[Anthony Nesty]] -Trinidadian-Surinamese swimmer and coach

1967 - [[Gregg Turkington]] -Australian-American comedian and singer (Zip Code Rapists)

1968 - [[Jill Hennessy]] -Canadian actress and singer

1968 - [[Galin Nikov]] -Bulgarian pole vaulter

1968 - [[Erick Sermon]] -American rapper and producer (EPMD)

1969 - [[Dexter Jackson (bodybuilder)|Dexter Jackson]] -American bodybuilder

1969 - [[Kim Ofstad]] -Norwegian drummer (D'Sound)

1971 - [[Christina Applegate]] -American actress, singer, and producer

1971 - [[Magnus Arvedson]] -Swedish ice hockey player and coach

1972 - [[Deepa Marathe]] -Indian cricketer

1972 - [[Mark Morton (musician)|Mark Morton]] -American guitarist and songwriter (Lamb of God (band)|Lamb of God)

1973 - [[Steven de Jongh]] -Dutch cyclist

1973 - [[Octavio Dotel]] -Dominican baseball player

1973 - [[Erick Strickland]] -American basketball player

1973 - [[Eddie Steeples]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1974 - [[Kenneth Mitchell (actor)|Kenneth Mitchell]] -Canadian actor

1975 - [[Abdelkader Benali]] -Moroccan-Dutch journalist and author

1975 - [[Kristian Nairn]] -Irish actor and DJ

1976 - [[Clint Mathis]] -American soccer player and coach

1976 - [[Donovan McNabb]] -American football player and sportscaster

1976 - [[Olena Vitrychenko]] -Ukrainian gymnast and coach

1977 - [[Guillermo Cañas]] -Argentinian tennis player

1977 - [[Marcus Marshall]] -Australian race car driver

1978 - [[Ringo Sheena]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and producer (Tokyo Jihen)

1979 - [[Thea Gilmore]] -English singer-songwriter

1979 - [[Michael Lehan]] -American football player

1979 - [[Joel Kinnaman]] -Swedish-American actor

1980 - [[Valerie Azlynn]] -American actress

1980 - [[John-Michael Liles]] -American ice hockey player

1980 - [[Josh Mathews]] -American wrestler and sportscaster

1980 - [[Aaron Mokoena]] -South African footballer

1980 - [[Alviro Petersen]] -South African cricketer

1980 - [[Steffen Thier]] -German rugby player

1981 - [[Xabi Alonso]] -Spanish footballer

1981 - [[Lee Bum-ho]] -South Korean baseball player

1981 - [[Barbara Pierce Bush]] -American activist

1981 - [[Jenna Bush Hager]] -American journalist and author

1981 - [[Jared Jeffries]] -American basketball player

1981 - [[Maurício Rua]] -Brazilian mixed martial artist

1983 - [[Joey Chestnut]] -American competitive eater

1983 - [[Jhulan Goswami]] -Indian cricketer

1984 - [[Peter Siddle]] -Australian cricketer

1984 - [[Gaspard Ulliel]] -French model and actor

1985 - [[Remona Fransen]] -Dutch pentathlete

1986 - [[Katie Cassidy]] -American actress and singer

1986 - [[Craig Gardner]] -English footballer

1987 - [[Dolla (rapper)|Dolla]] -American rapper (d. 2009)

1988 - [[Nodar Kumaritashvili]] -Georgian luger (d. 2010)

1988 - [[Jay Spearing]] -English footballer

1989 - [[Tom Dice]] -Belgian singer-songwriter

1990 - [[Rye Rye]] -American rapper, dancer, and actress

1990 - [[Everton Heleno dos Santos]] -Brazilian footballer

1991 - [[Jamie Grace]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

1991 - [[Luca Tremolada]] -Italian footballer

1992 - [[Zack Shada]] -American actor

1993 - [[Danny Kent]] -English motorcycle racer

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