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Day History: November-28

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Famous Birthdays


1118 - [[Manuel I Komnenos]] -Byzantine emperor (d. 1180)

1489 - [[Margaret Tudor]] -English wife of James IV of Scotland (d. 1541)

1570 - [[James Whitelocke]] -English judge and politician, Chief Justice of Chester (d. 1632)

1598 - [[Hans Nansen]] -Danish politician (d. 1667)

1628 - [[John Bunyan]] -English preacher and author (d. 1688)

1632 - [[Jean-Baptiste Lully]] -Italian-French composer and manager (d. 1687)

1640 - [[Willem de Vlamingh]] -Flemish captain and explorer (d. 1698)

1661 - [[Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon]] -English soldier and politician, 14th Colonial Governor of New York (d. 1723)

1681 - [[Jean Cavalier]] -French rebel leader (d. 1740)

1700 - [[Nathaniel Bliss]] -English astronomer and mathematician (d. 1764)

1700 - [[Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach]] -(d. 1770)

1757 - [[William Blake]] -English poet and painter (d. 1827)

1772 - [[Luke Howard]] -English chemist and meteorologist (d. 1864)

1774 - [[Maria Antonia of Parma]] -(d. 1841)

1785 - [[Victor de Broglie (1785–1870)|Victor de Broglie]] -French politician, 9th Prime Minister of France (d. 1870)

1792 - [[Victor Cousin]] -French philosopher and academic (d. 1867)

1793 - [[Carl Jonas Love Almqvist]] -Swedish poet, composer, and critic (d. 1866)

1805 - [[John Lloyd Stephens]] -American archeologist and explorer (d. 1852)

1810 - [[William Froude]] -English engineer and architect (d. 1879)

1820 - [[Friedrich Engels]] -German-English philosopher and author (d. 1895)

1829 - [[Anton Rubinstein]] -Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1894)

1837 - [[John Wesley Hyatt]] -American engineer (d. 1920)

1853 - [[Helen Magill White]] -American academic (d. 1944)

1857 - [[Alfonso XII of Spain]] -(d. 1885)

1864 - [[James Allen (author)|James Allen]] -English author and poet (d. 1912)

1864 - [[Lindley Miller Garrison]] -American lawyer and politician, 46th United States Secretary of War (d. 1932)

1866 - [[Henry Bacon]] -American architect, designed the Lincoln Memorial (d. 1924)

1876 - [[Bert Vogler]] -South African cricketer (d. 1946)

1880 - [[Alexander Blok]] -Russian poet and playwright (d. 1921)

1881 - [[Stefan Zweig]] -Austrian author, playwright, and journalist (d. 1942)

1887 - [[Ernst Röhm]] -German soldier, co-founded the Sturmabteilung (d. 1934)

1891 - [[Gregorio Perfecto]] -Filipino journalist, jurist, and politician (d. 1949)

1894 - [[Henry Hazlitt]] -American economist and philosopher (d. 1993)

1895 - [[José Iturbi]] -Spanish pianist and conductor (d. 1980)

1896 - [[Dawn Powell]] -American author and playwright (d. 1965)

1896 - [[Lilia Skala]] -Austrian-American actress (d. 1994)

1903 - [[Gladys O'Connor]] -English-Canadian actress (d. 2012)

1904 - [[James Eastland]] -American planter and politician (d. 1986)

1904 - [[Nancy Mitford]] -English journalist and author (d. 1973)

1907 - [[Rose Bampton]] -American soprano and educator (d. 2007)

1907 - [[Alberto Moravia]] -Italian journalist and author (d. 1990)

1908 - [[Michael Adekunle Ajasin]] -Nigerian politician, 3rd Governor of Ondo State (d. 1997)

1908 - [[Claude Lévi-Strauss]] -Belgian-French anthropologist and ethnologist (d. 2009)

1910 - [[Elsie Quarterman]] -American ecologist and academic (d. 2014)

1911 - [[Václav Renč]] -Czech poet and playwright (d. 1973)

1912 - [[Morris Louis]] -American painter (d. 1962)

1913 - [[Cyril Clifford Addison]] -Chemist (d. 1994)

1915 - [[Evald Okas]] -Estonian painter (d. 2011)

1915 - [[Yves Thériault]] -Canadian author (d. 1983)

1916 - [[Lilian, Princess of Réthy]] -(d. 2002)

1916 - [[Ramón José Velásquez]] -Venezuelan journalist, lawyer, and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 2014)

1923 - [[Gloria Grahame]] -American actress and singer (d. 1981)

1923 - [[James Karen]] -American actor

1924 - [[Dennis Brutus]] -South African journalist, poet, and educator (d. 2009)

1924 - [[Johanna Döbereiner]] -Brazilian agronomist (d. 2000)

1925 - [[József Bozsik]] -Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 1978)

1927 - [[Chuck Mitchell]] -American actor (d. 1992)

1928 - [[Arthur Melvin Okun]] -American economist and academic (d. 1980)

1928 - [[Piet Steenbergen]] -Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2010)

1929 - [[Berry Gordy|Berry Gordy, Jr.]] -American songwriter and producer, founded Motown|Motown Records

1931 - [[Dervla Murphy]] -Irish cyclist and author

1931 - [[Tomi Ungerer]] -French author and illustrator

1931 - [[Ed Young (illustrator)|Ed Young]] -Chinese-American author and illustrator

1932 - [[Gato Barbieri]] -Argentinian saxophonist and composer

1932 - [[Terence Frisby]] -English author and playwright

1933 - [[Joe Knollenberg]] -American soldier and politician

1933 - [[Hope Lange]] -American actress (d. 2003)

1934 - [[Kaljo Põllu]] -Estonian artist (d. 2010)

1935 - [[Masahito, Prince Hitachi]] -of Japan

1935 - [[Randolph Stow]] -Australian-English author and poet (d. 2010)

1936 - [[Gary Hart]] -American lawyer and politician

1936 - [[Celin Romero]] -Spanish-American guitarist (The Romeros)

1940 - [[Bruce Channel]] -American singer-songwriter

1941 - [[Laura Antonelli]] -Croatian-Italian actress and singer (d. 2015)

1941 - [[Alastair McDonald]] -Scottish musician and singer-songwriter

1942 - [[Manolo Blahnik]] -Spanish-English shoe designer

1942 - [[Paul Warfield]] -American football player

1943 - [[Randy Newman]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1944 - [[Rita Mae Brown]] -American author, poet, and screenwriter

1944 - [[R. B. Greaves]] -Guyanese-American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)

1944 - [[Timothy Krajcir]] -American serial killer

1945 - [[Franklin Drilon]] -Filipino lawyer and politician, 22nd President of the Senate of the Philippines

1946 - [[Joe Dante]] -American director and producer

1947 - [[Michel Berger]] -French singer-songwriter (d. 1992)

1947 - [[Maria Farantouri]] -Greek singer and politician

1948 - [[Beeb Birtles]] -Dutch-Australian guitarist (Little River Band, Mississippi (band)|Mississippi, Zoot (band)|Zoot, Birtles Shorrock Goble, and Birtles & Goble)

1948 - [[Alan Lightman]] -American physicist, author, and academic

1948 - [[Dick Morris]] -American political consultant, journalist, and author

1949 - [[Alexander Godunov]] -Russian-American actor and dancer (d. 1995)

1949 - [[Paul Shaffer]] -Canadian-American actor, keyboard player, and bandleader

1950 - [[Ed Harris]] -American actor and producer

1950 - [[Russell Alan Hulse]] -American physicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1950 - [[Peeter Torop]] -Estonian semiotician and academic

1951 - [[Barbara Morgan]] -American educator and astronaut

1952 - [[S. Epatha Merkerson]] -American actress

1952 - [[Ole Thomsen]] -Norwegian guitarist

1953 - [[Alistair Darling]] -English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer

1953 - [[Helen De Michiel]] -American filmmaker

1953 - [[Sixto Lezcano]] -Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach

1953 - [[Gordon Marsden]] -English politician

1955 - [[Alessandro Altobelli]] -Italian footballer and sportscaster

1955 - [[Jeffrey Byron]] -American actor and screenwriter

1955 - [[Adem Jashari]] -Kosovo commander (d. 1998)

1956 - [[Fiona Armstrong]] -English-Scottish journalist and author

1957 - [[Peeter Järvelaid]] -Estonian historian and scholar

1957 - [[David Van Day]] -English singer (Dollar (band)|Dollar, Guys 'n' Dolls, and Bucks Fizz (band)|Bucks Fizz)

1958 - [[Kriss Akabusi]] -English sprinter and hurdler

1958 - [[Dave Righetti]] -American baseball player and coach

1959 - [[Nancy Charest]] -Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2014)

1959 - [[Judd Nelson]] -American actor

1959 - [[Stephen Roche]] -Irish cyclist and sportscaster

1960 - [[Jorge Domecq]] -Spanish diplomat

1960 - [[John Galliano]] -Gibraltarian-English fashion designer

1960 - [[Andy Ritchie (English footballer)|Andy Ritchie]] -English footballer and manager

1960 - [[Kenny Wharton]] -English footballer and coach

1961 - [[Martin Clunes]] -English actor, singer, and director

1961 - [[Alfonso Cuarón]] -Mexican director, producer, and screenwriter

1961 - [[John Fenty]] -English businessman

1961 - [[Jane Sibbett]] -American actress and producer

1962 - [[Matt Cameron]] -American drummer (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Skin Yard, Temple of the Dog, Hater (band)|Hater, and Wellwater Conspiracy)

1962 - [[Paul Dinello]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1962 - [[Juan Carlos Rosero]] -Ecuadorian cyclist (d. 2013)

1962 - [[Jon Stewart]] -American comedian, actor, and television host

1963 - [[Jesús Ledesma Aguilar]] -Mexican murderer (d. 2006)

1963 - [[Armando Iannucci]] -Scottish comedian, actor, director, and producer

1963 - [[Andrew Jones (British politician)|Andrew Jones]] -English politician

1963 - [[Johnny Newman]] -American basketball player

1963 - [[Walt Weiss]] -American baseball player and manager

1964 - [[Michael Bennet]] -Indian-American lawyer and politician

1964 - [[John Burkett]] -American baseball player and bowler

1964 - [[Roy Tarpley]] -American basketball player (d. 2015)

1964 - [[Sian Williams]] -English-Welsh journalist

1965 - [[Erwin Mortier]] -Belgian author and poet

1965 - [[Matt Williams (third baseman)|Matt Williams]] -American baseball player and manager

1966 - [[Dominic Chappell]] -English race car driver

1966 - [[Sam Seder]] -American actor, director, and producer

1966 - [[Narumi Yasuda]] -Japanese actress

1967 - [[Chris Heaton-Harris]] -English businessman and politician

1967 - [[José del Solar]] -Peruvian footballer and manager

1967 - [[Anna Nicole Smith]] -American model and actress (d. 2007)

1967 - [[Stephnie Weir]] -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1968 - [[Dawn Robinson]] -American singer (En Vogue)

1968 - [[Darren Bett]] -English television host

1969 - [[Nick Knight]] -English cricketer and commentator

1969 - [[Robb Nen]] -American baseball player and manager

1969 - [[Valeri Nikitin (wrestler)|Valeri Nikitin]] -Estonian wrestler

1969 - [[Lexington Steele]] -American porn actor, director, and producer

1970 - [[Álex López Morón]] -Spanish tennis player

1970 - [[Richard Osman]] -English television host, director, and producer

1971 - [[Cathy Garcia-Molina]] -Filipino director

1971 - [[Fenriz]] -Norwegian singer-songwriter (Darkthrone, Storm (Norwegian band)|Storm, Dødheimsgard, Neptune Towers, and Isengard (band)|Isengard)

1971 - [[Rob Conway]] -American wrestler

1972 - [[Paulo Figueiredo]] -Angolan footballer

1972 - [[Anastasia Kelesidou]] -German-Greek discus thrower

1972 - [[Jesper Strömblad]] -Swedish guitarist and songwriter (In Flames, Dimension Zero (Swedish band)|Dimension Zero, Sinergy, Ceremonial Oath, and All Ends)

1973 - [[Jade Puget]] -American guitarist and producer (AFI (band)|AFI, Blaqk Audio, and Redemption 87)

1974 - [[apl.de.ap]] -Filipino-American rapper and producer (The Black Eyed Peas and Atban Klann)

1974 - [[Styles P]] -American rapper (The LOX)

1974 - [[Kristian Schmid]] -Australian actor

1974 - [[András Tölcséres]] -Hungarian footballer and manager

1975 - [[Bakarhythm]] -Japanese comedian, actor, playwright, and lyricist

1975 - [[Seffy Efrati]] -Israeli bass player (Blackfield and Monica Sex)

1975 - [[Eka Kurniawan]] -Indonesian journalist and author

1975 - [[Sunny Mabrey]] -American actress

1975 - [[Park Sung-bae]] -South Korean footballer

1975 - [[Takashi Shimoda]] -Japanese footballer

1975 - [[Sigurd Wongraven]] -Norwegian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Satyricon (band)|Satyricon and Storm (Norwegian band)|Storm)

1976 - [[Ryan Kwanten]] -Australian actor

1977 - [[Marlon Broomes]] -English footballer

1977 - [[Fabio Grosso]] -Italian footballer and manager

1977 - [[Acer Nethercott]] -English rower (d. 2013)

1977 - [[Gavin Rae]] -Scottish footballer

1977 - [[Greg Somerville]] -New Zealand rugby player

1977 - [[DeMya Walker]] -American basketball player

1978 - [[Brent Albright]] -American wrestler

1978 - [[Darryl Flahavan]] -English footballer

1978 - [[Aimee Garcia]] -American actress

1978 - [[Freddie Mitchell]] -American football player

1978 - [[Mehdi Nafti]] -Tunisian footballer

1978 - [[Michael Simpkins]] -English footballer

1978 - [[Haytham Tambal]] -Sudanese footballer

1979 - [[Chamillionaire]] -American rapper, producer, and actor (The Color Changin' Click)

1979 - [[Olcay Çetinkaya]] -Turkish footballer

1979 - [[Daniel Henney]] -American actor

1979 - [[Katarzyna Strączy]] -Polish tennis player

1980 - [[Lisa Middelhauve]] -German singer-songwriter (Xandria)

1980 - [[Stuart Taylor (footballer, born 1980)|Stuart Taylor]] -English footballer

1981 - [[Jacqui Ainsley]] -English model

1981 - [[Sharon Needles]] -American drag queen performer

1981 - [[Brian Tevreden (footballer born 1981)|Brian Tevreden]] -Dutch footballer

1982 - [[Leandro Barbosa]] -Brazilian basketball player

1982 - [[Chris Harris (speedway rider)|Chris Harris]] -English motorcycle racer

1982 - [[Raido Villers]] -Estonian basketball player

1983 - [[Tyler Glenn]] -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Neon Trees)

1983 - [[Summer Rae]] -American football player, wrestler, and actress

1983 - [[Édouard Roger-Vasselin]] -French tennis player

1983 - [[Nelson Haedo Valdez]] -Paraguayan footballer

1984 - [[Andrew Bogut]] -Australian basketball player

1984 - [[Marc-André Fleury]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1984 - [[Joross Gamboa]] -Filipino actor

1984 - [[Trey Songz]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1984 - [[Mary Elizabeth Winstead]] -American actress and producer

1985 - [[Esha Gupta]] -Indian model and actress

1985 - [[Mike Kostka]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1985 - [[Caitlin McClatchey]] -English-Scottish swimmer

1985 - [[Álvaro Pereira]] -Uruguayan footballer

1986 - [[Mouhamadou Dabo]] -French footballer

1987 - [[Karen Gillan]] -Scottish actress

1987 - [[Craig Kieswetter]] -English cricketer

1987 - [[Bianca Manalo]] -Filipino actress, model, and host, Binibining Pilipinas 2009|Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2009

1987 - [[Elena Satine]] -Georgian-American actress and singer

1988 - [[Scarlett Pomers]] -American actress and singer

1988 - [[Daniel Matsunaga]] -Brazilian-Japanese actor and model

1989 - [[Laura Alleway]] -Australian footballer

1990 - [[Dedryck Boyata]] -Belgian footballer

1990 - [[Bradley Smith (motorcyclist)|Bradley Smith]] -English motorcycle racer

1991 - [[Mayuko Kawakita]] -Japanese-American actress and model

1991 - [[Jessica Robinson (performer)|Jessica Robinson]] -English singer and actress

1992 - [[Adam Hicks]] -American actor, singer, and producer

1992 - [[Jake Miller (rapper)|Jake Miller]] -American singer-songwriter

1997 - [[Thor Salden]] -Belgian singer

2000 - [[Jacob Rica]] -Filipino actor

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