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Day History: November-27

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Famous Birthdays


111 - [[Antinous]] -Greek favourite of Hadrian (d. 130)

1127 - [[Emperor Xiaozong of Song]] -(d. 1194)

1576 - [[Shimazu Tadatsune]] -Japanese daimyo (d. 1638)

1582 - [[Pierre Dupuy (scholar)|Pierre Dupuy]] -French historian and scholar (d. 1651)

1630 - [[Sigismund Francis, Archduke of Austria]] -(d. 1665)

1635 - [[Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon]] -French wife of Louis XIV of France (d. 1719)

1701 - [[Anders Celsius]] -Swedish astronomer, physicist, and mathematician (d. 1744)

1710 - [[Robert Lowth]] -English bishop (d. 1787)

1746 - [[Robert R. Livingston (chancellor)|Robert R. Livingston]] -American lawyer and politician, 1st United States Secretary for Foreign Affairs (d. 1813)

1746 - [[Increase Sumner]] -American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 5th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1799)

1754 - [[Georg Forster]] -German-Polish ethnologist and journalist (d. 1794)

1759 - [[Franz Krommer]] -Czech violinist and composer (d. 1831)

1779 - [[Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre]] -French general and politician, Minister of Defence (France)|French Minister of Defence (d. 1865)

1804 - [[Julius Benedict]] -German-English conductor and composer (d. 1885)

1809 - [[Fanny Kemble]] -English actress, playwright, and poet (d. 1893)

1814 - [[Charles-François-Frédéric, marquis de Montholon-Sémonville]] -French diplomat, List of French ambassadors to the United States|French ambassador to the United States (d. 1886)

1833 - [[Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge]] -(d. 1897)

1843 - [[Elizabeth Stride]] -Swedish-English victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888)

1843 - [[Cornelius Vanderbilt II]] -American businessman (d. 1899)

1853 - [[Frank Dicksee]] -English painter and illustrator (d. 1928)

1857 - [[Charles Scott Sherrington]] -English physiologist, bacteriologist, and pathologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1952)

1859 - [[William Bliss Baker]] -American painter (d. 1886)

1865 - [[Janez Evangelist Krek]] -Slovene priest, journalist, and politician (d. 1917)

1867 - [[Charles Koechlin]] -French composer and educator (d. 1950)

1870 - [[Juho Kusti Paasikivi]] -Finnish academic and politician, 7th President of Finland (d. 1956)

1871 - [[Giovanni Giorgi]] -Italian physicist and engineer (d. 1950)

1874 - [[Charles A. Beard]] -American historian, author, and educator, co-founded The New School (d. 1948)

1874 - [[František Erben]] -Czech-Bohemian gymnast (d. 1942)

1874 - [[Chaim Weizmann]] -Belarusian-Israeli chemist and politician, 1st President of Israel (d. 1952)

1875 - [[Julius Lenhart]] -Austrian gymnast (d. 1962)

1878 - [[Jatindramohan Bagchi]] -Indian poet and critic (d. 1948)

1878 - [[Charles Dvorak]] -American pole vaulter (d. 1969)

1885 - [[Daniel Mendaille]] -French actor (d. 1963)

1885 - [[Liviu Rebreanu]] -Romanian author and playwright (d. 1944)

1887 - [[Masaharu Homma]] -Japanese general (d. 1946)

1888 - [[Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar]] -Indian activist and politician, 1st Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 1956)

1894 - [[Konosuke Matsushita]] -Japanese businessman, founded Panasonic (d. 1989)

1894 - [[Katherine Milhous]] -American author and illustrator (d. 1977)

1894 - [[Amphilochius of Pochayiv]] -Ukrainian monk and saint (d. 1971)

1897 - [[Vito Genovese]] -Italian-American mobster (d. 1969)

1898 - [[Fredric Warburg]] -English author and publisher (d. 1981)

1901 - [[Ted Husing]] -American sportscaster (d. 1962)

1903 - [[Lars Onsager]] -Norwegian-American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)

1907 - [[Harivansh Rai Bachchan]] -Indian poet and author (d. 2003)

1907 - [[L. Sprague de Camp]] -American historian and author (d. 2000)

1909 - [[James Agee]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 1955)

1909 - [[Anatoly Maltsev]] -Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1967)

1911 - [[Fe del Mundo]] -Filipino pediatrician and educator (d. 2011)

1911 - [[David Merrick]] -American director and producer (d. 2000)

1916 - [[Chick Hearn]] -American sportscaster (d. 2002)

1917 - [[Buffalo Bob Smith]] -American actor, singer, and television host (d. 1998)

1918 - [[Stephen Elliott (actor)|Stephen Elliott]] -American actor (d. 2005)

1920 - [[Abe Lenstra]] -Dutch footballer (d. 1985)

1920 - [[Buster Merryfield]] -English actor (d. 1999)

1920 - [[Cal Worthington]] -American captain and car dealer (d. 2013)

1921 - [[Dora Dougherty Strother]] -American pilot and academic (d. 2013)

1921 - [[Alexander Dubček]] -Slovak soldier and politician (d. 1992)

1922 - [[Hall Bartlett]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)

1923 - [[Antonie Hegerlíková]] -Czech actress (d. 2012)

1925 - [[John Maddox]] -Welsh chemist, physicist, and journalist (d. 2009)

1925 - [[Marshall Thompson]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1992)

1925 - [[Ernie Wise]] -English actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

1926 - [[Chae Myung-shin]] -South Korean general (d. 2013)

1927 - [[Carlos José Castilho]] -Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 1987)

1928 - [[Alekos Alexandrakis]] -Greek actor and director (d. 2005)

1928 - [[Josh Kirby]] -English painter and illustrator (d. 2001)

1930 - [[Joe DeNardo]] -American meteorologist

1930 - [[Rex Shelley]] -Singaporean engineer and author (d. 2009)

1930 - [[Alan Simpson (scriptwriter)|Alan Simpson]] -English screenwriter and producer

1932 - [[Benigno Aquino, Jr.]] -Filipino journalist and politician (d. 1983)

1933 - [[Jacques Godbout]] -Canadian journalist, author, director, and screenwriter

1933 - [[Gordon S. Wood]] -American historian and academic

1934 - [[Ammo Baba]] -Iraqi footballer and manager (d. 2009)

1934 - [[Al Jackson, Jr.]] -American drummer, songwriter, and producer (Booker T. & the M.G.'s) (d. 1975)

1934 - [[Gilbert Strang]] -American mathematician and academic

1935 - [[Les Blank]] -American director and producer (d. 2013)

1935 - [[Daniel Charles]] -French musicologist and philosopher (d. 2008)

1937 - [[Gail Sheehy]] -American journalist and author

1938 - [[John Ashworth (biologist)|John Ashworth]] -English biologist and academic

1938 - [[Apolo Nsibambi]] -Ugandan academic and politician, Prime Minister of Uganda

1939 - [[Dave Giusti]] -American baseball player and manager

1939 - [[Tony Green]] -English sportscaster

1939 - [[Laurent-Désiré Kabila]] -Congolese politician, List of heads of state of the Democratic Republic of the Congo|President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 2001)

1940 - [[John Alderton]] -English actor and singer

1940 - [[Bruce Lee]] -American-Chinese actor, martial artist, and screenwriter (d. 1973)

1941 - [[Aimé Jacquet]] -French footballer, coach, and manager

1941 - [[Eddie Rabbitt]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)

1941 - [[Louis van Dijk]] -Dutch pianist

1942 - [[Henry Carr]] -American football player and sprinter (d. 2015)

1942 - [[Marilyn Hacker]] -American poet and critic

1942 - [[Jimi Hendrix]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Jimmy James and the Blue Flames) (d. 1970)

1943 - [[Nicole Brossard]] -Canadian author and poet

1943 - [[Jil Sander]] -German fashion designer, founded Jil Sander (brand)|Jil Sander AG

1944 - [[Neddy Smith]] -Australian criminal

1945 - [[Barbara Anderson (actress)|Barbara Anderson]] -American actress

1945 - [[James Avery (actor)|James Avery]] -American actor (d. 2013)

1945 - [[Phil Bloom]] -Dutch model and actress

1945 - [[Alain de Cadenet]] -English race car driver

1945 - [[Benigno Fitial]] -Mariana Islander businessman and politician, 7th List of Governors of the Northern Mariana Islands|Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands

1947 - [[Don Adams (basketball)|Don Adams]] -American basketball player (d. 2013)

1947 - [[Ismaïl Omar Guelleh]] -Ethiopian-Djiboutian politician, List of heads of state of Djibouti|President of Djibouti

1947 - [[Neil Rosenshein]] -American tenor

1949 - [[Masanori Sekiya]] -Japanese race car driver

1950 - [[Gavyn Davies]] -English journalist and businessman

1950 - [[Gran Hamada]] -Japanese wrestler and trainer

1951 - [[Kathryn Bigelow]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1951 - [[Gunnar Graps]] -Estonian singer and guitarist (Magnetic Band and Gunnar Graps Group) (d. 2004)

1952 - [[Sheila Copps]] -Canadian journalist and politician, 6th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

1952 - [[Bappi Lahiri]] -Indian singer-songwriter and producer

1952 - [[Daryl Stuermer]] -American guitarist (Genesis (band)|Genesis and Era (musical project)|Era)

1952 - [[Jim Wetherbee]] -American captain, engineer, and astronaut

1953 - [[Curtis Armstrong]] -American actor, singer, and producer

1953 - [[Boris Grebenshchikov]] -Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Aquarium (group)|Aquarium)

1953 - [[Tarmo Kõuts]] -Estonian admiral and politician

1953 - [[Richard Stone (composer)|Richard Stone]] -American composer (d. 2001)

1954 - [[Patricia McPherson]] -American actress

1954 - [[Kimmy Robertson]] -American actress

1954 - [[Arthur Smith (comedian)|Arthur Smith]] -English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1955 - [[Pierre Mondou]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1955 - [[Bill Nye]] -American engineer, educator, and television host

1956 - [[William Fichtner]] -American actor

1956 - [[John McCarthy (journalist)|John McCarthy]] -English journalist and author

1957 - [[Kenny Acheson]] -Irish race car driver

1957 - [[Frank Boeijen]] -Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist

1957 - [[Ken Henry (public servant)|Ken Henry]] -Australian public servant

1957 - [[Caroline Kennedy]] -American lawyer and diplomat, 29th United States Ambassador to Japan

1957 - [[Callie Khouri]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1957 - [[Michael A. Stackpole]] -American game designer and author

1958 - [[Mike Scioscia]] -American baseball player and manager

1959 - [[Charlie Burchill]] -Scottish guitarist and songwriter (Simple Minds)

1959 - [[Viktoria Mullova]] -Russian violinist

1960 - [[Kevin Henkes]] -American author and illustrator

1960 - [[Ken O'Brien]] -American football player and coach

1960 - [[Tim Pawlenty]] -American lawyer and politician, 39th Governor of Minnesota

1960 - [[Michael Rispoli]] -American actor

1960 - [[Yulia Tymoshenko]] -Ukrainian economist and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Ukraine

1960 - [[Gianni Vernetti]] -Italian politician

1961 - [[Samantha Bond]] -English actress

1961 - [[Steve Oedekerk]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1962 - [[Charlie Benante]] -American drummer and songwriter (Anthrax (American band)|Anthrax and Stormtroopers of Death)

1962 - [[Mike Bordin]] -American drummer (Faith No More, Black Sabbath, and EZ-Street)

1962 - [[Davey Boy Smith]] -English-Canadian wrestler (d. 2002)

1963 - [[Fisher Stevens]] -American actor, director, and producer

1964 - [[Giles Fraser]] -English priest and journalist

1964 - [[Robin Givens]] -American actress

1964 - [[Roberto Mancini]] -Italian footballer and manager

1964 - [[David Rakoff]] -Canadian-American author and actor (d. 2012)

1964 - [[Hisayuki Sasaki]] -Japanese golfer (d. 2013)

1966 - [[Andy Merrill]] -American voice actor and producer

1967 - [[Shane Embury]] -English bass player (Napalm Death, Unseen Terror, Meathook Seed, Lock Up (UK band)|Lock Up, and Venomous Concept)

1968 - [[Michael Vartan]] -French-American actor

1969 - [[Damian Hinds]] -English politician

1969 - [[Myles Kennedy]] -American singer-songwriter (Alter Bridge, The Mayfield Four, Citizen Swing, and Cosmic Dust (band)|Cosmic Dust)

1969 - [[Chin Han (actor, born 1969)|Chin Han]] -Singaporean actor

1970 - [[Brooke Langton]] -American actress

1970 - [[Erik Menendez]] -American murderer

1970 - [[Patricia Zentilli]] -Canadian actress

1971 - [[Kirk Acevedo]] -American actor

1971 - [[Larry Allen]] -American football player

1971 - [[Francesco Malcom]] -Italian porn actor and director

1971 - [[Iván Rodríguez]] -Puerto Rican baseball player

1971 - [[Nick Van Exel]] -American basketball player and coach

1972 - [[Shane Salerno]] -American screenwriter and producer

1973 - [[Twista]] -American rapper and producer

1973 - [[Sharlto Copley]] -South African actor, director, and producer

1973 - [[Samantha Harris]] -American model and television host

1973 - [[Evan Karagias]] -American wrestler and actor

1974 - [[Wendy Houvenaghel]] -Northern Irish racing cyclist

1974 - [[Alec Newman]] -Scottish actor

1975 - [[Bad Azz (rapper)|Bad Azz]] -American rapper and actor (LBC Crew)

1975 - [[Martín Gramática]] -Argentinian-American football player

1975 - [[Rain Vessenberg]] -Estonian footballer

1976 - [[Pgeezy]] -American rapper (d. 2012)

1976 - [[Jean Grae]] -South African–American rapper and producer

1976 - [[Chad Kilger]] -Canadian ice hockey player and firefighter

1976 - [[Jaleel White]] -American actor and screenwriter

1977 - [[Willie Bloomquist]] -American baseball player

1977 - [[Mika Tan]] -American porn actress and model

1978 - [[Shy Love]] -German-American porn actress and director

1978 - [[Eszter Molnár]] -Hungarian tennis player

1978 - [[Jimmy Rollins]] -American baseball player

1978 - [[Mike Skinner (musician)|Mike Skinner]] -English rapper, producer, and actor (The Streets)

1978 - [[Radek Štěpánek]] -Czech tennis player

1978 - [[Tim Yeung]] -American drummer (Divine Heresy and World Under Blood)

1979 - [[Ricky Carmichael]] -American motocross racer

1979 - [[Hilary Hahn]] -American violinist

1979 - [[Shin Hye-sung]] -South Korean singer (Shinhwa and S (South Korean band)|S)

1979 - [[Teemu Tainio]] -Finnish footballer

1980 - [[Jackie Greene]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Black Crowes)

1980 - [[Veronika Portsmuth]] -Estonian singer and conductor

1980 - [[Michael Yardy]] -English cricketer

1981 - [[Bruno Alves]] -Portuguese footballer

1981 - [[Gary Lucy]] -English actor

1981 - [[Matthew Taylor (footballer)|Matthew Taylor]] -English footballer

1982 - [[David Bellion]] -French footballer

1982 - [[Tommy Robinson (activist)|Tommy Robinson]] -English activist, co-founded the English Defence League

1983 - [[Professor Green]] -English rapper

1984 - [[Sanna Nielsen]] -Swedish singer

1984 - [[Domata Peko]] -American football player

1985 - [[Alison Pill]] -Canadian actress

1985 - [[Thilo Versick]] -German footballer

1986 - [[Suresh Kumar Raina]] -Indian cricketer

1986 - [[Steven Silva]] -American-Filipino footballer, singer, and actor

1986 - [[Xavi Torres]] -Spanish footballer

1986 - [[Oritsé Williams]] -English singer-songwriter, producer, and dancer (JLS)

1987 - [[Yuria Haga]] -Japanese model and actress

1987 - [[Gary Wozniak]] -American Skeleton (sport)|skeleton racer

1988 - [[Max Jason Mai]] -Slovak singer-songwriter

1989 - [[Freddie Sears]] -English footballer

1992 - [[Ala Boratyn]] -Polish singer-songwriter (Blog 27)

1992 - [[Park Chanyeol]] -South Korean singer, rapper, model, actor, MC, composer, songwriter (Exo (band)|Exo)

1995 - [[Leonard Proxauf]] -German-Austrian actor

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