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Day History: November-8

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Famous Birthdays


30 - [[Nerva]] -Roman emperor (d. 98)

1342 - [[Julian of Norwich]] -English mystic and saint (d. 1416)

1491 - [[Teofilo Folengo]] -Italian monk and poet (d. 1544)

1622 - [[Charles X Gustav of Sweden]] -(d. 1660)

1656 - [[Edmond Halley]] -English astronomer and mathematician (d. 1742)

1706 - [[Johann Ulrich von Cramer]] -German judge and philosopher (d. 1772)

1710 - [[Sarah Fielding]] -English author (d. 1768)

1715 - [[Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern]] -(d. 1797)

1723 - [[John Byron]] -English admiral and politician, 24th List of lieutenant governors of Newfoundland and Labrador|Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1786)

1725 - [[Johann George Tromlitz]] -German flute player and composer (d. 1805)

1763 - [[Otto Wilhelm Masing]] -German-Estonian linguist and clergyman (d. 1832)

1768 - [[Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom]] -(d. 1840)

1772 - [[William Wirt (Attorney General)|William Wirt]] -United States Attorney General (d. 1834)

1777 - [[Désirée Clary]] -French wife of Charles XIV John of Sweden (d. 1860)

1788 - [[Mihály Bertalanits]] -Slovene poet and educator (d. 1853)

1831 - [[Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton]] -English poet and diplomat, 30th List of Governors-General of India|Governor-General of India (d. 1880)

1836 - [[Milton Bradley]] -American businessman, founded the Milton Bradley Company (d. 1911)

1837 - [[Ilia Chavchavadze]] -Georgian journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1907)

1847 - [[Jean Casimir-Perier]] -French politician, 6th President of France (d. 1907)

1847 - [[Bram Stoker]] -Anglo-Irish author and critic (d. 1912)

1848 - [[Gottlob Frege]] -German mathematician and philosopher (d. 1925)

1854 - [[Johannes Rydberg]] -Swedish physicist and academic (d. 1919)

1866 - [[Herbert Austin, 1st Baron Austin]] -English businessman, founded the Austin Motor Company (d. 1941)

1868 - [[Felix Hausdorff]] -German mathematician and academic (d. 1942)

1869 - [[Zinaida Gippius]] -Russian-French poet and author (d. 1945)

1881 - [[Clarence Gagnon]] -Canadian painter and illustrator (d. 1942)

1883 - [[Arnold Bax]] -English composer and poet (d. 1953)

1883 - [[Charles Demuth]] -American painter (d. 1935)

1884 - [[Hermann Rorschach]] -Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (d. 1922)

1885 - [[George Bouzianis]] -Greek painter (d. 1959)

1885 - [[Hans Cloos]] -German geologist and academic (d. 1951)

1885 - [[Emil Fahrenkamp]] -German architect and academic (d. 1966)

1885 - [[Eva Morris]] -English super-centenarian (d. 2000)

1885 - [[Tomoyuki Yamashita]] -Japanese general and politician, 4th Governor-General of the Philippines|Japanese Military Governors of the Philippines (d. 1946)

1888 - [[David Monrad Johansen]] -Norwegian pianist and composer (d. 1974)

1893 - [[Prajadhipok]] -Thai king (d. 1941)

1896 - [[Erika Abels d'Albert]] -Austrian artist (d. 1975)

1896 - [[Bucky Harris]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1977)

1897 - [[Dorothy Day]] -American journalist and activist (d. 1980)

1898 - [[Marie Prevost]] -Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 1937)

1900 - [[Margaret Mitchell]] -American journalist and author (d. 1949)

1904 - [[Cedric Belfrage]] -English journalist and author, co-founded the ''National Guardian'' (d. 1990)

1908 - [[Martha Gellhorn]] -American journalist and author (d. 1998)

1910 - [[James McCormack]] -American general (d. 1975)

1911 - [[Robert Jackson (UN administrator)|Robert Jackson]] -Australian public servant and UN administrator (d. 1991)

1912 - [[June Havoc]] -American actress, singer and dancer (d. 2010)

1912 - [[Stylianos Pattakos]] -Greek general and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece

1914 - [[Norman Lloyd]] -American actor, director, and producer

1918 - [[Kazuo Sakamaki]] -Japanese soldier (d. 1999)

1918 - [[Hermann Zapf]] -German typographer and calligrapher (d. 2015)

1919 - [[Purushottam Laxman Deshpande]] -Indian actor, screenwriter, and author (d. 2000)

1920 - [[Sitara Devi]] -Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2014)

1920 - [[Esther Rolle]] -American actress (d. 1998)

1920 - [[Eugênio Sales]] -Brazilian cardinal (d. 2012)

1921 - [[Douglas Townsend]] -American composer, musicologist, and academic (d. 2012)

1922 - [[Christiaan Barnard]] -South African surgeon and academic (d. 2001)

1922 - [[Thea D. Hodge]] -American computer scientist (d. 2008)

1922 - [[Ademir Marques de Menezes]] -Brazilian footballer, coach, and sportscaster (d. 1996)

1923 - [[Jack Kilby]] -American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)

1924 - [[Johnny Bower]] -Canadian ice hockey player and soldier

1924 - [[Joe Flynn (US actor)|Joe Flynn]] -American actor (d. 1974)

1924 - [[Robert V. Hogg]] -American statistician and academic (d. 2014)

1924 - [[Victorinus Youn Kong-hi]] -South Korean priest, 3rd Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kwangju|Archbishop of Kwangju

1926 - [[Carroll E. Lanier]] -American sailor and politician (d. 2012)

1927 - [[L. K. Advani]] -Pakistani-Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of India

1927 - [[Chris Connor]] -American singer (d. 2009)

1927 - [[Ken Dodd]] -English singer-songwriter and actor

1927 - [[Nguyễn Khánh]] -Vietnamese general and politician, 4th Leaders of South Vietnam|President of the Republic of Vietnam (d. 2013)

1927 - [[Patti Page]] -American singer and actress (d. 2013)

1929 - [[Bobby Bowden]] -American football player and coach

1929 - [[António Castanheira Neves]] -Portuguese philosopher and academic

1931 - [[Darla Hood]] -American actress and singer (d. 1979)

1931 - [[Morley Safer]] -Canadian-American journalist and author

1932 - [[Stéphane Audran]] -French actress

1932 - [[Ben Bova]] -American journalist and author

1933 - [[Peter Arundell]] -English race car driver (d. 2009)

1935 - [[Alain Delon]] -French-Swiss actor, producer, screenwriter

1935 - [[Stratos Dionysiou]] -Greek singer-songwriter (d. 1990)

1935 - [[Alfonso López Trujillo]] -Colombian cardinal (d. 2008)

1936 - [[Virna Lisi]] -Italian actress (d. 2014)

1938 - [[Driss Basri]] -Moroccan police officer and politician (d. 2007)

1938 - [[Richard Stoker]] -English composer, author, and poet

1939 - [[Elizabeth Dawn]] -English actress

1941 - [[Nerys Hughes]] -Welsh actress

1942 - [[Sandro Mazzola]] -Italian footballer and sportscaster

1943 - [[Martin Peters]] -English footballer and manager

1944 - [[Bonnie Bramlett]] -American singer and actress (Delaney & Bonnie)

1945 - [[Arduino Cantafora]] -Italian-Swiss architect, painter, and author

1945 - [[Vincent Nichols]] -English cardinal

1945 - [[Arnold Rosner]] -American composer (d. 2013)

1946 - [[Guus Hiddink]] -Dutch footballer and manager

1946 - [[Roy Wood]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Electric Light Orchestra, The Move, Wizzard, and Wizzo Band)

1947 - [[Michael Perham (bishop)|Michael Perham]] -English bishop

1947 - [[Minnie Riperton]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 1979)

1947 - [[Margaret Rhea Seddon]] -American physician and astronaut

1947 - [[Lewis Yocum]] -American physician and surgeon (d. 2013)

1948 - [[Dale Gardner]] -American captain and astronaut (d. 2014)

1949 - [[Wayne LaPierre]] -American businessman, author, and activist

1949 - [[Bonnie Raitt]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1950 - [[Mary Hart]] -American journalist and actress

1951 - [[Alfredo Astiz]] -Argentinian captain

1951 - [[Laura Cox]] -English lawyer and judge

1951 - [[Peter Suber]] -American philosopher and academic

1952 - [[Albert Bittlmayer]] -German footballer (d. 1977)

1952 - [[John Denny]] -American baseball player and coach

1952 - [[Christie Hefner]] -American publisher and businesswoman

1952 - [[Jan Raas]] -Dutch cyclist

1952 - [[Jerry Remy]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1952 - [[Alfre Woodard]] -American actress and producer

1953 - [[Giorgos Foiros]] -Greek footballer and manager

1953 - [[John Musker]] -American animator, director, producer, and screenwriter

1953 - [[Nand Kumar Patel]] -Indian politician (d. 2013)

1953 - [[Petras Šiurskas]] -Lithuanian sprint canoer

1954 - [[David Bret]] -French-English journalist and author

1954 - [[Michael D. Brown]] -American lawyer and radio host

1954 - [[Timothy Egan]] -American journalist and author

1954 - [[Kazuo Ishiguro]] -Japanese-English author and screenwriter

1954 - [[Rickie Lee Jones]] -American singer-songwriter and producer

1954 - [[Ricky Lawson]] -American drummer and composer (Yellowjackets) (d. 2013)

1954 - [[Jeanette McGruder]] -American singer and actress (The Brides of Funkenstein)

1954 - [[Thanasis Pafilis]] -Greek jurist and politician

1955 - [[Patricia Barber]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1955 - [[Jeffrey Ford]] -American author and educator

1956 - [[Mari Boine]] -Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer

1956 - [[Richard Curtis]] -English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1956 - [[Steven Miller (record producer)|Steven Miller]] -American record producer and engineer

1957 - [[Alan Curbishley]] -English footballer and manager

1957 - [[Porl Thompson]] -English guitarist (The Cure, Easy Cure, Malice (UK band)|Malice, and Shelleyan Orphan)

1957 - [[Hardi Volmer]] -Estonian singer and director (Singer Vinger)

1958 - [[Don Byron]] -American clarinet player and composer

1958 - [[Ken Lamberton]] -American author and educator

1959 - [[Miroslav Janů]] -Czech footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1959 - [[Chi Chi LaRue]] -American drag queen performer and director

1960 - [[Oleg Menshikov]] -Russian actor, singer, and director

1960 - [[Michael Nyqvist]] -Swedish actor

1961 - [[Micky Adams]] -English footballer and manager

1961 - [[Leif Garrett]] -American singer and actor

1961 - [[Enn Rajasaar]] -Estonian architect

1963 - [[Russell Malone]] -American guitarist

1963 - [[Paul McKenna]] -English hypnotist and author

1965 - [[Jeff Blauser]] -American baseball player and manager

1965 - [[Craig Chester]] -American actor and screenwriter

1965 - [[Mike Matarazzo]] -American bodybuilder and boxer (d. 2014)

1966 - [[Toralf Arndt]] -German footballer

1966 - [[Gordon Ramsay]] -Scottish chef and television host

1966 - [[Urmas Välbe]] -Estonian skier

1967 - [[Kamar de los Reyes]] -Puerto Rican-American actor

1967 - [[Henry Rodríguez (outfielder)|Henry Rodriguez]] -Dominican baseball player

1967 - [[Courtney Thorne-Smith]] -American actress and singer

1968 - [[Keith Jones (ice hockey)|Keith Jones]] -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1968 - [[José Offerman]] -Dominican baseball player and manager

1968 - [[Sergio Porrini]] -Italian footballer and manager

1968 - [[Parker Posey]] -American actress and singer

1968 - [[Zara Whites]] -Dutch-French porn actress

1969 - [[Naw Kham]] -Burmese drug lord (d. 2013)

1969 - [[Roxana Zal]] -American actress and producer

1970 - [[Tom Anderson]] -American businessman, co-founder of Myspace

1970 - [[Michael Jackson (actor)|Michael Jackson]] -Canadian actor

1970 - [[Diana King]] -Jamaican singer-songwriter

1970 - [[José Porras]] -Costa Rican footballer and coach

1971 - [[Carlos Atanes]] -Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter

1971 - [[Tech N9ne]] -American rapper (The Regime (group)|The Regime and K.A.B.O.S.H.)

1972 - [[Gretchen Mol]] -American model and actress

1973 - [[Sven Mikser]] -Estonian politician, 22nd Minister of Defence (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of Defence

1973 - [[David Muir]] -American journalist

1974 - [[Joshua Ferris]] -American author

1974 - [[Penelope Heyns]] -South African swimmer

1974 - [[Masashi Kishimoto]] -Japanese author and illustrator, created ''Naruto''

1974 - [[Seishi Kishimoto]] -Japanese illustrator

1975 - [[Angel Corella]] -Spanish dancer

1975 - [[Brevin Knight]] -American basketball player and sportscaster

1975 - [[José Manuel Pinto]] -Spanish footballer

1975 - [[Tara Reid]] -American actress and producer

1975 - [[Alena Vašková]] -Czech tennis player

1976 - [[Brett Lee]] -Australian cricketer and sportscaster

1976 - [[Brothers Strause|Colin Strause]] -American director, producer, and visual effects designer

1977 - [[Jully Black]] -Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1977 - [[Bucky Covington]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1977 - [[Nick Punto]] -American baseball player

1978 - [[Shyne]] -Belizean-American rapper

1978 - [[Tim de Cler]] -Dutch footballer

1978 - [[Maurice Evans (basketball)|Maurice Evans]] -American basketball player

1978 - [[Ali Karimi]] -Iranian footballer and manager

1978 - [[Emma Lewell-Buck]] -English social worker and politician

1978 - [[Júlio Sérgio]] -Brazilian footballer

1979 - [[Andrea Benatti]] -Italian rugby player

1979 - [[Aaron Hughes]] -Irish footballer

1979 - [[Dania Ramirez]] -Dominican-American actress

1980 - [[Luís Fabiano]] -Brazilian footballer

1980 - [[Laura Jane Grace]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Against Me!)

1980 - [[Ana Vidović]] -Croatian guitarist

1980 - [[Holly Walsh]] -English radio and television host

1981 - [[Joe Cole]] -English footballer

1981 - [[Yann Kermorgant]] -French footballer

1981 - [[Azura Skye]] -American actress

1982 - [[Ted DiBiase, Jr.]] -American wrestler and actor

1982 - [[Ethan Juan]] -Taiwanese model and actor

1982 - [[Mika Kallio]] -Finnish motorcycle racer

1982 - [[Sam Sparro]] -Australian singer-songwriter and producer

1983 - [[Katharina Molitor]] -German javelin thrower

1983 - [[Remko Pasveer]] -Dutch footballer

1983 - [[Pavel Pogrebnyak]] -Russian footballer

1983 - [[Nikola Rachelle]] -English-New Zealand singer-songwriter and producer

1983 - [[Chris Rankin]] -New Zealand actor

1983 - [[Blanka Vlašić]] -Croatian high jumper

1984 - [[Kuntal Chandra]] -Bangladeshi cricketer (d. 2012)

1984 - [[Steven Webb]] -English actor

1985 - [[Magda Apanowicz]] -Canadian actress

1985 - [[Jack Osbourne]] -English-American actor and producer

1986 - [[Patricia Mayr-Achleitner]] -Austrian tennis player

1986 - [[Jamie Roberts]] -Welsh rugby player

1986 - [[Aaron Swartz]] -American computer programmer and activist (d. 2013)

1987 - [[Édgar Benítez]] -Paraguayan footballer

1987 - [[Sam Bradford]] -American football player

1988 - [[Jessica Lowndes]] -Canadian actress and singer

1988 - [[Lucia Slaničková]] -Slovak heptathlete

1989 - [[Morgan Schneiderlin]] -French footballer

1989 - [[Giancarlo Stanton]] -American baseball player

1989 - [[Van Roxas]] -Filipino singer and actor

1990 - [[Anett Griffel]] -Estonian model

1990 - [[Ingrid Puusta]] -Estonian sailor

1991 - [[Riker Lynch]] -American singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor

1993 - [[Fraser Mullen]] -Scottish footballer

1994 - [[Lauren Alaina]] -American singer

1994 - [[Shane Feldman]] -Canadian actor and producer

2000 - [[Jade Pettyjohn]] -American actress

2000 - [[Jasmine Thompson]] -English singer

2003 - [[Lady Louise Windsor]] -English daughter of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

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