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Day History: November-30

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Famous Birthdays


539 - [[Gregory of Tours]] -French bishop and saint (d. 594)

1340 - [[John, Duke of Berry]] -(d. 1416)

1364 - [[John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel]] -Scottish soldier (d. 1390)

1427 - [[Casimir IV Jagiellon]] -Polish husband of Elizabeth of Austria (1436–1505)|Elizabeth of Austria (d. 1492)

1466 - [[Andrea Doria]] -Italian admiral (d. 1560)

1498 - [[Andrés de Urdaneta]] -Spanish captain and explorer (d. 1568)

1508 - [[Andrea Palladio]] -Italian architect, designed the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and Teatro Olimpico (d. 1580)

1554 - [[Philip Sidney]] -English soldier, courtier, and poet (d. 1586)

1594 - [[John Cosin]] -English bishop and academic (d. 1672)

1625 - [[Jean Domat]] -French scholar and jurist (d. 1696)

1637 - [[Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont]] -French historian and author (d. 1698)

1645 - [[Andreas Werckmeister]] -German organist, composer, and theorist (d. 1706)

1667 - [[Jonathan Swift]] -Irish priest and poet (d. 1745)

1670 - [[John Toland]] -Irish philosopher and author (d. 1722)

1683 - [[Ludwig Andreas von Khevenhüller]] -Austrian field marshal (d. 1744)

1719 - [[Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha]] -(d. 1772)

1722 - [[Théodore Gardelle]] -Swiss painter (d. 1761)

1723 - [[William Livingston]] -American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of New Jersey (d. 1790)

1748 - [[Joachim Albertini]] -Italian-Polish composer (d. 1838)

1756 - [[Ernst Chladni]] -German physicist and author (d. 1827)

1764 - [[Franz Xaver Gerl]] -Austrian singer and composer (d. 1827)

1768 - [[Jędrzej Śniadecki]] -Polish physician, chemist, and biologist (d. 1838)

1781 - [[Alexander Berry]] -Scottish surgeon, merchant, and explorer (d. 1873)

1791 - [[Count Franz Philipp von Lamberg]] -Austrian field marshal and politician (d. 1848)

1796 - [[Carl Loewe]] -German singer, composer, and conductor (d. 1869)

1810 - [[Oliver Winchester]] -American businessman, founded the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (d. 1880)

1813 - [[Louise-Victorine Ackermann]] -French poet (d. 1890)

1813 - [[Charles-Valentin Alkan]] -French pianist and composer (d. 1888)

1817 - [[Theodor Mommsen]] -German jurist, historian, and scholar, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1903)

1821 - [[Frederick Temple]] -English archbishop and academic (d. 1902)

1825 - [[William-Adolphe Bouguereau]] -French painter and educator (d. 1905)

1835 - [[Mark Twain]] -American literature|American authorand critic (d. 1910)

1836 - [[Lord Frederick Cavendish]] -English-Irish politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland (d. 1882)

1840 - [[Henry Birks]] -Canadian businessman, founded Birks & Mayors (d. 1928)

1847 - [[Afonso Pena]] -Brazilian lawyer and politician, 6th President of Brazil (d. 1909)

1857 - [[Bobby Abel]] -English cricketer (d. 1936)

1858 - [[Jagadish Chandra Bose]] -Indian physicist, biologist, botanist, and archaeologist (d. 1937)

1863 - [[Andrés Bonifacio]] -Filipino activist and politician, co-founded Katipunan (d. 1897)

1866 - [[Andrey Lyapchev]] -Bulgarian politician, Prime Minister of Bulgaria between 1926 and 1931 (d. 1933)

1869 - [[Gustaf Dalén]] -Swedish physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)

1869 - [[James Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Abercorn]] -(d. 1953)

1870 - [[Princess Henriette of Belgium]] -(d. 1948)

1872 - [[John McCrae]] -Canadian physician, soldier, and poet (d. 1918)

1873 - [[Božena Benešová]] -Czech poetess and novelist (d. 1936)

1874 - [[Winston Churchill]] -English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

1874 - [[Lucy Maud Montgomery]] -English-Canadian author and poet (d. 1942)

1875 - [[Otto Strandman]] -Estonian lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1941)

1883 - [[Gustav Suits]] -Estonian-Swedish poet and politician (d. 1956)

1887 - [[Andrej Gosar]] -Slovenian economist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1970)

1887 - [[Beatrice Kerr]] -Australian swimmer and diver (d. 1971)

1889 - [[Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian]] -English physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1977)

1889 - [[Reuvein Margolies]] -Ukrainian-Israeli author and scholar (d. 1971)

1894 - [[Basil Bennett]] -American hammer thrower (d. 1938)

1898 - [[Firpo Marberry]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)

1904 - [[Clyfford Still]] -American painter and educator (d. 1980)

1906 - [[John Dickson Carr]] -American literature|American authorand playwright (d. 1977)

1906 - [[Andrés Henestrosa]] -Mexican poet, linguist, and politician (d. 2008)

1907 - [[Jacques Barzun]] -French-American historian and author (d. 2012)

1909 - [[Robert Nighthawk]] -American singer and guitarist (Memphis Jug Band) (d. 1967)

1911 - [[Jorge Negrete]] -Mexican-American singer and actor (d. 1953)

1912 - [[Jaan Hargel]] -Estonian flute player, conductor, and educator (d. 1966)

1912 - [[Gordon Parks]] -American photographer and director (d. 2006)

1915 - [[Brownie McGhee]] -American singer and guitarist (d. 1996)

1915 - [[Henry Taube]] -Canadian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)

1916 - [[Dena Epstein]] -American musicologist and author (d. 2013)

1918 - [[Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.]] -American actor (d. 2014)

1920 - [[Virginia Mayo]] -American actress and singer (d. 2005)

1920 - [[Stuart Lancaster (actor)|Stuart Lancaster]] -American actor (d. 2000)

1922 - [[Graham Crowden]] -Scottish actor and singer (d. 2010)

1924 - [[Elliott Blackstone]] -American police officer and activist (d. 2006)

1924 - [[Shirley Chisholm]] -American educator and politician (d. 2005)

1924 - [[Allan Sherman]] -American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)

1926 - [[Richard Crenna]] -American actor, director, and producer (d. 2003)

1927 - [[Robert Guillaume]] -American actor, singer, and producer

1928 - [[Takako Doi]] -Japanese scholar and politician (d. 2014)

1928 - [[Joe B. Hall]] -American basketball player and coach

1928 - [[Andres Narvasa]] -Filipino lawyer and jurist, 19th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (d. 2013)

1928 - [[Rex Reason]] -American actor

1929 - [[Dick Clark]] -American television host and producer, founded Dick Clark Productions (d. 2012)

1929 - [[Joan Ganz Cooney]] -American screenwriter and producer, co-created ''Sesame Street''

1930 - [[G. Gordon Liddy]] -American lawyer and radio host

1931 - [[Jack Ging]] -American actor

1931 - [[Bill Walsh (American football coach)|Bill Walsh]] -American football player and coach (d. 2007)

1931 - [[Margot Zemach]] -American literature|American authorand illustrator (d. 1989)

1932 - [[Bob Moore]] -American bassist and bandleader (The Nashville A-Team)

1932 - [[Cho Namchul]] -South Korean Go (board game)|Go player (d. 2006)

1933 - [[Norman Deeley]] -English footballer and manager (d. 2007)

1933 - [[Sam Gilliam]] -American painter and educator

1936 - [[Dmitri Anosov]] -Russian mathematician and academic (d. 2014)

1936 - [[Abbie Hoffman]] -American activist and author, co-founded the Youth International Party (d. 1989)

1937 - [[Praveen Chaudhari]] -Physicist

1937 - [[Frank Ifield]] -English-Australian singer and guitarist

1937 - [[Ridley Scott]] -English director, producer, and production designer

1937 - [[Tom Simpson]] -English cyclist (d. 1967)

1937 - [[Adeline Yen Mah]] -Chinese-American physician and author

1938 - [[Jean Eustache]] -French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1981)

1938 - [[John M. Goldman]] -English haematologist and oncologist (d. 2013)

1939 - [[Chandra Bahadur Dangi]] -Nepalese dwarf (d. 2015)

1940 - [[Pauli Nevala]] -Finnish javelin thrower

1940 - [[Kevin Phillips (political commentator)|Kevin Phillips]] -American journalist and author

1940 - [[Peter Shreeves]] -Welsh footballer, coach, and manager

1940 - [[Dan Tieman]] -American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)

1941 - [[Phil Willis, Baron Willis of Knaresborough]] -English politician

1943 - [[Terrence Malick]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1944 - [[George Graham (footballer)|George Graham]] -Scottish footballer and manager

1944 - [[Dian Parkinson]] -American model, Miss District of Columbia USA|Miss District of Columbia USA 1965

1945 - [[Hilary Armstrong, Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top]] -English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

1945 - [[Eric Edwards (pornographic actor)|Eric Edwards]] -American pornographic film actor

1945 - [[Roger Glover]] -Welsh bass player, songwriter, and producer (Deep Purple, Episode Six, and Rainbow (rock band)|Rainbow)

1945 - [[Radu Lupu]] -Romanian-Swiss pianist

1945 - [[Mary Millington]] -English porn actress and model (d. 1979)

1945 - [[John R. Powers]] -American literature|American authorand playwright (d. 2013)

1945 - [[Stan Sulzmann]] -English saxophonist and educator

1946 - [[George Duffield]] -English jockey

1947 - [[Stuart Baird]] -English director and producer

1947 - [[Sergio Badilla Castillo]] -Chilean-Swedish poet and translator

1947 - [[Jude Ciccolella]] -American actor

1947 - [[David Mamet]] -American director, playwright, and screenwriter

1949 - [[Vlassis Bonatsos]] -Greek actor and singer (d. 2004)

1949 - [[Jimmy London (reggae singer)|Jimmy London]] -Jamaican singer-songwriter

1950 - [[Chris Claremont]] -English-American literature|American authorand actor

1950 - [[Tom Durkin]] -American sportscaster

1951 - [[June Chadwick]] -English actress

1951 - [[Daniel Petrie, Jr.]] -American film director, producer and screenwriter

1952 - [[Semyon Bychkov (conductor)|Semyon Bychkov]] -Russian-American conductor

1952 - [[Keith Giffen]] -American literature|American authorand illustrator

1952 - [[Mandy Patinkin]] -American actor and singer

1953 - [[Shuggie Otis]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1953 - [[June Pointer]] -American singer and actress (Pointer Sisters) (d. 2006)

1953 - [[Jessie St. James]] -American porn actress

1954 - [[Simonetta Stefanelli]] -Italian actress and fashion designer

1954 - [[Lawrence Summers]] -American economist and academic

1955 - [[Michael Beschloss]] -American historian and author

1955 - [[Richard Burr]] -American businessman, academic, and politician

1955 - [[Kevin Conroy]] -American actor

1955 - [[Andy Gray (footballer, born 1955)|Andy Gray]] -Scottish footballer and sportscaster

1955 - [[Billy Idol]] -English singer-songwriter and actor (Generation X (band)|Generation X and Chelsea (band)|Chelsea)

1955 - [[Muricy Ramalho]] -Brazilian footballer and manager

1957 - [[John Ashton (musician)|John Ashton]] -English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (The Psychedelic Furs)

1957 - [[Richard Barbieri]] -English keyboard player and songwriter (Porcupine Tree, Japan (band)|Japan, and The Dolphin Brothers)

1957 - [[Andrew Calhoun]] -American singer-songwriter

1957 - [[Joël Champetier]] -Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 2015)

1957 - [[Patrick McLoughlin]] -English miner and politician, Secretary of State for Transport

1957 - [[Colin Mochrie]] -Scottish-Canadian comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

1957 - [[Margaret Spellings]] -American politician, 8th United States Secretary of Education

1958 - [[Juliette Bergmann]] -Dutch bodybuilder

1958 - [[Stacey Q]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (Q (band)|Q and SSQ (band)|SSQ)

1958 - [[IZ the Wiz]] -American painter (d. 2009)

1959 - [[Giannis Aggelakas]] -Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist

1959 - [[Cherie Currie]] -American singer-songwriter and actress (The Runaways)

1959 - [[Marie Currie]] -American singer-songwriter and actress

1959 - [[Lorraine Kelly]] -Scottish journalist and actress

1959 - [[Hugo Swire]] -English politician

1960 - [[Rich Fields]] -American meteorologist and game show announcer

1960 - [[Bill Halter]] -American scholar and politician, 14th Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas

1960 - [[Gary Lineker]] -English footballer and sportscaster

1960 - [[Bob Tewksbury]] -American baseball player and coach

1961 - [[Innocent Egbunike]] -Nigerian sprinter and coach

1961 - [[Ian Morris (athlete)|Ian Morris]] -Trinidadian footballer and sprinter

1962 - [[Jimmy Del Ray]] -American wrestler and manager (d. 2014)

1962 - [[Bo Jackson]] -American football and baseball player

1962 - [[Daniel Keys Moran]] -American computer programmer and author

1963 - [[Tianna]] -American pornographic actress

1964 - [[Michael Cudlitz]] -American actor and producer

1964 - [[Jushin Thunder Liger]] -Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist

1965 - [[Aldair]] -Brazilian footballer

1965 - [[Lee Klein]] -American poet and curator

1965 - [[David Laws]] -English banker and politician, Chief Secretary to the Treasury

1965 - [[Fumihito, Prince Akishino]] -of Japan

1965 - [[Ben Stiller]] -American actor, director, producer and screenwriter

1966 - [[Nigel Adams]] -English businessman and politician

1966 - [[David Berkoff]] -American swimmer

1966 - [[John Bishop (comedian)|John Bishop]] -English comedian and actor

1966 - [[Kipkemboi Kimeli]] -Kenyan runner (d. 2010)

1966 - [[Wil Mara]] -American author

1966 - [[David Nicholls (writer)|David Nicholls]] -English author and screenwriter

1966 - [[Mika Salo]] -Finnish race car driver

1967 - [[Joseph Corré]] -English businessman, co-founded Agent Provocateur (lingerie)|Agent Provocateur

1967 - [[Rajiv Dixit]] -Indian author and activist (d. 2010)

1968 - [[Des'ree]] -English singer-songwriter

1968 - [[Laurent Jalabert]] -French cyclist and sportscaster

1969 - [[Marc Forster]] -German-Swiss director, producer, and screenwriter

1969 - [[Marc Goossens]] -Belgian race car driver

1969 - [[Mike Stone (musician)|Mike Stone]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Queensrÿche and The Stick People)

1970 - [[Phil Babb]] -English footballer and manager

1970 - [[Walter Emanuel Jones]] -American actor and dancer

1970 - [[Perrey Reeves]] -American actress

1971 - [[Tonči Boban]] -Croatian footballer

1971 - [[Ray Durham]] -American baseball player

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

1972 - [[Dan Jarvis]] -English soldier and politician

1972 - [[Stanislav Kitto]] -Estonian footballer

1972 - [[Abel Xavier]] -Portuguese footballer and manager

1973 - [[Christian (wrestler)|Christian]] -Canadian-American wrestler and actor

1973 - [[Im Chang-jung]] -South Korean actor and singer

1973 - [[John Moyer]] -American bass player (Disturbed (band)|Disturbed, The Union Underground, and Adrenaline Mob)

1973 - [[Ian Wynne]] -English canoe racer

1973 - [[Kate Fischer]] -Australian model and actress

1975 - [[Mindy McCready]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

1975 - [[Ben Thatcher]] -English footballer

1976 - [[Marta Burgay]] -Italian radio astronomer

1976 - [[Marco Castro]] -Peruvian-American director and cinematographer

1976 - [[Josh Lewsey]] -English rugby player

1977 - [[Richard Elias Anderson]] -Canadian basketball player and coach

1977 - [[Steve Aoki]] -American DJ and producer, founded Dim Mak Records

1977 - [[Iván Guerrero]] -Honduran footballer

1977 - [[Kazumi Saito]] -Japanese baseball player and coach

1977 - [[Olivier Schoenfelder]] -French ice dancer

1978 - [[Clay Aiken]] -American singer and actor

1978 - [[Gael García Bernal]] -Mexican actor and director

1978 - [[Benjamin Lense]] -German footballer

1978 - [[Emil Steiner]] -American journalist and author

1979 - [[Chris Atkinson]] -Australian race car driver

1979 - [[Andrés Nocioni]] -Argentinian basketball player

1979 - [[Tomas Young]] -American soldier and activist (d. 2014)

1980 - [[Jamie Ashdown]] -English footballer

1980 - [[Shane Victorino]] -American baseball player

1981 - [[Zabiuddin Ansari]] -Indian-Pakistani accused terrorist

1981 - [[Rich Harden]] -Canadian baseball player

1981 - [[Billy Lush]] -American actor

1981 - [[Belinda Braza]] -Norwegian dancer and singer

1982 - [[Medina (singer)|Medina]] -Danish singer-songwriter

1982 - [[Elisha Cuthbert]] -Canadian actress

1982 - [[Tony Giarratano]] -American baseball player

1982 - [[Jason Pominville]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1983 - [[Andy Akinwolere]] -Nigerian-English television host

1983 - [[Adrian Cristea]] -Romanian footballer

1983 - [[Vladislav Polyakov]] -Kazakh swimmer

1984 - [[Gergana (Bulgarian singer)|Gergana]] -Bulgarian singer

1984 - [[Nigel de Jong]] -Dutch footballer

1984 - [[Alan Hutton]] -Scottish footballer

1984 - [[Olga Rypakova]] -Kazakhstani triple jumper

1984 - [[Francisco Sandaza]] -Spanish footballer

1985 - [[Kaley Cuoco]] -American actress

1985 - [[Hikari Mitsushima]] -Japanese actress and singer

1985 - [[Aoi Miyazaki]] -Japanese actress

1986 - [[Jordan Farmar]] -American basketball player

1987 - [[Naomi (wrestler)|Naomi]] -American wrestler, model, and dancer

1987 - [[Vasilisa Bardina]] -Russian tennis player

1987 - [[Christel Khalil]] -American actress

1987 - [[Dougie Poynter]] -English singer-songwriter and bass player (McFly (band)|McFly)

1988 - [[Eir Aoi]] -Japanese singer

1988 - [[Phillip Hughes]] -Australian cricketer (d. 2014)

1988 - [[Vitaliy Polyanskyi]] -Ukrainian footballer

1988 - [[Tomi Saarelma]] -Finnish footballer

1989 - [[Vladimír Weiss (footballer, born 1989)|Vladimír Weiss]] -Slovak footballer

1990 - [[Magnus Carlsen]] -Norwegian chess player

1990 - [[Antoine N'Gossan]] -Ivorian footballer

1993 - [[Yuri Chinen]] -Japanese actor and singer (NYC (band)|NYC and Hey! Say! JUMP)

1993 - [[Lost Frequencies]] -Belgian DJ and producer

1994 - [[Sofia Araújo]] -Portuguese tennis player

1994 - [[Nyjah Huston]] -American skateboarder

1995 - [[Seb Morris]] -Welsh racing driver

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