Famous Birthdays on 20th November

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 247

  • 270 Maximinus, Roman Emperor (d. 313)
  • 1327 Bassui Tokusho, Zen founder (Kogakuji monastery in Nakamura Japan)
  • 1602 Otto von Guericke, inventor (air pump)
  • 1606 Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian
  • 1620 Peregrine White, son of Wm & Susanna White, born aboard Mayflower
  • 1621 Avvakum, Russian priest and writer (d. 1682)
  • 1625 Artus II Quellinus "the Young", Flemish sculptor, baptised
  • 1625 Paulus Potter, Dutch painter (d. 1654)
  • 1652 Romanus Weichlein, composer
  • 1660 Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German theologian (d. 1741)
  • 1726 Oliver Wolcott, (Ct-Gov)/signed Declaration of Independence [NS=Dec 1]
  • 1750 Tipu Sultan, Indian ruler (d. 1799)
  • 1752 Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Christabel)
  • 1757 Giovanni Battista Gaiani, composer
  • 1759 Nikolaus Paul Zmeskall, composer
  • 1761 Pius VIII, [Francesco S Castiglioni], Italy, 253rd Pope (1829-30)
  • 1762 Pierre André Latreille, French entomologist (d. 1833)
  • 1765 Friedrich Heinrich Himmel, composer
  • 1765 Sir Thomas Fremantle, British naval captain (d. 1819)
  • 1766 John Wall Calcott, composer
  • 1781 Karl F Eichhorn, German law historian
  • 1802 James Lawrence Lardner, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1881)
  • 1830 Patrick Henry Jones, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1900)
  • 1834 Franjo Zaver Kuhac, composer
  • 1836 John Thomas Croxton, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1874)
  • 1839 Christian Wilberg, German painter (d. 1882)

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1841 Wilfrid Laurier, (L) 7th Canadian PM (1896-1911)

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • 1841 Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician (d. 1901)
  • 1850 Arthur Goring Thomas, English composer
  • 1851 Queen Margherita of Italy (d. 1926)

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1858 Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish author and Nobel laureate (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils), born in Mårbacka, Värmland (d. 1940)

Author and Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf
Author and Nobel Laureate
Selma Lagerlöf
  • 1862 Willem H Vliegen, Dutch typographer/co-founder/chairman (SDAP)
  • 1863 Maria H "Mina" Beersmans, Flemish actress (Black Griet)
  • 1864 Gerard W Kernkamp, Dutch historian/editor (Groene Amsterdammer)
  • 1866 Kenesaw Mountain Landis, judge/1st commissioner of baseball
  • 1867 Vicente Ripolles, composer
  • 1869 Clark Griffith, Mo, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees)
  • 1871 William H Kilpatrick, US mathematician/philosopher/educator
  • 1873 Daniel Gregory Mason, composer (Chanticker), born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • 1874 James Michael Curley, 53rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • 1879 Franz Pfemfert, writer
  • 1880 George McBride, baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1882 Andy Coakley, baseball player and long-time coach at Columbia University (d. 1963)
  • 1884 Norman Thomas, American socialist, pacifist and presidential candidate (1928-48), born in Marion Ohio (d. 1968)
  • 1886 Karl von Frisch, zoologist/bee expert (Nobel 1973)

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1889 Edwin Hubble, astronomer (discoverer of galaxies, red shift)

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
Edwin Hubble
  • 1890 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter
  • 1890 Robert Armstrong, Saginaw MI, actor (Mighty Joe Young, King Kong)
  • 1891 Leon Cadore, pitcher (pitched all of 26 inning game)
  • 1891 Reginald Denny Richmond England, actor (Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman)
  • 1892 James B Collip, Canadian biochemist/physiologist (insulin)
  • 1894 Carl Mayer, Graz, actor (Dreaming Lips, Ariane, Sunrise)
  • 1896 Mykhaylo Verikivsky, composer
  • 1896 Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer (d. 1977)
  • 1897 Lores Bonney, Australian aviator, 1st female solo flight Australia to UK, born in Pretoria, South Africa (d. 1994)
  • 1897 Margaret Sutherland, composer
  • 1899 Juan Vicente Lecuna, composer
  • 1900 Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy)
  • 1902 Wolfgang Kunkel, German law historian
  • 1903 Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani historian and educationist (d. 1981)
  • 1904 Alexandra Danilova, ballet great
  • 1907 Fran Allison, LaPorte City Iowa, actress (Kukla, Fran & Ollie)
  • 1907 Henri-Georges Clouzot, France, director (Le salaire de la peur)
  • 1908 Alistair Cooke, TV host (Masterpiece Theatre), born in Manchester, England
  • 1909 Alan Bible, (Sen-D-Nev, 1954-74)
  • 1910 Pauli Murray, famous African
  • 1910 Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist (d. 1944)
  • 1911 Jean Shiley, US, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1912 Otto von Habsburg, Austrian-German nobleman, head of the Habsburg house
  • 1913 Judy Canova, American actress (d. 1983)
  • 1914 Emilio Pucci, Naples, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1954)
  • 1915 Kon Ichikawa, Japan, director (Matatabi, Money Talks)
  • 1916 Ferdinand AM van der Ham, Dutch WW II resistance fighter
  • 1916 Judy Canova, comedienne/actress (Cannonball), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1916 Robert A Bruce, MD, pioneer (exercise cardiology)
  • 1916 William John Elwyn Davies, painter
  • 1916 Evelyn Keyes, American actress (Adventure of Martin Eden), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1917 Max Georg Baumann, composer
  • 1917 Pam Henningen, [Cornelia CP Ingenegeren], Indonesian/Dutch dancer
  • 1917 Ram Gopal, Indies/English dancer (Blue Peter, Purple Plain)
  • 1917 Robert Byrd, US Senator (Democrat-WV, 1959-2010), majority leader and once the longest-serving Senator in history, born in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina (d. 2010)
  • 1917 Bobby Locke, South African golfer (d. 1987)
  • 1918 Dora Ratjen, Germany, man possing as woman high jumper (Oly-4th-1936)
  • 1919 Dulcie Gray, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, actress (Mine Own Executioner)
  • 1919 Halka Grossman, resistance fighter/politician
  • 1919 John McCarthy, composer
  • 1920 Armin Schibler, composer
  • 1920 Douglas Dick, Charlestown WV, actor (Carl-Waterfront)
  • 1921 Phyllis Thaxter, Portland Maine, actress (Nora, Fort Worth), (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Jim Garrison, American district attorney and judge (d. 1992)
  • 1923 Beryl Sprinkel, Missouri, economist (Council of Economic Advisers)
  • 1923 Nadine Gordimer, South African author (July's people, Nobel 1991), born in Springs, Transvaal, (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Benoit Mandelbrot, mathematician (proved Zipf's law), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1925 Judy Woodruff, news analyst & commentator
  • 1925 June [Shirley L] Christy, US, jazz singer (Tampico)
  • 1925 Maya Plisetskaya, Rusiian prima ballerina (Bolshoi Ballet), born in Moscow

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1925 Robert F. Kennedy, American politician (D-Sen-NY, US Attorney General), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1968)

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • 1926 Kaye Ballard, actress/comedienne (Kaye-Mothers-in-Law), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1926 Terry Hall, English ventriloquist (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Andrzej W. Schally, Polish-born endocrinologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1927 Estelle Parsons, Lynn Mass, actress (Rachel Rachel, Bonnie & Clyde)
  • 1928 Franklin Cover, actor (Tom-The Jeffersons), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1928 Rex Reason, actor (Man Without a Gun, Roaring 20s), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1928 Aleksey Batalov, Russian actor
  • 1928 John Disley, Welsh athlete (co-founded London Marathon), born in Corris, Gwynedd (d. 2016)

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1929 Dick Clark, American radio and television personality (American Bandstand), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2012)

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark
  • 1929 Donald Ray January, Plainview TX, PGA golfer (1960 Tucson Open)
  • 1929 Kenneth DeWitt Schermerhorn, Schenectady NY, conductor (Amer Ballet)
  • 1932 John Barnes Chance, composer
  • 1932 Richard Dawson, Hampshire England, actor (Hogan's Heroes, Family Feud), (d. 2012)
  • 1934 Valentine J Peter, priest (Boy's Town 1985- ), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1936 Don DeLillo, American author
  • 1937 Jack Linkletter, TV host (Haggis Baggis, Hootenanny), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1937 René Kollo, German tenor
  • 1937 Viktoriya Tokareva, Russian playwright
  • 1938 Tony White, cricketer (2 Tests WI v Australia 1965)
  • 1939 Dick Smothers, comedian (Smother Brothers' Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Helma Sanders-Brahms, Emden Germany, director (Apple Trees, Manoever)
  • 1941 Gary Karr, double-bassist (Oslo Philharmonic), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941 Haseena Moin, Pakistani television drama writer and Urdu playwright
  • 1942 Bob Einstein, American comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne), born in Los Angeles, California

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1942 Joe Biden, 47th US Vice President (2009-), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania

47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden
47th Vice President of the United States
Joe Biden
  • 1942 Meredith Monk, Lima, Peru, choreographer-composer-performing artist
  • 1942 Norman Greenbaum, Mass, folk singer (Spirit in the Sky)
  • 1942 Paulos Faraj Rahho, Iraqi Chaldean Catholic bishop (d. 2008)
  • 1943 Lindsay Thomas, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- )
  • 1943 Veronica Hamel, actress (Joyce-Hill St Blues, 79 Park Ave), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 Anthea Stewart, Zimbabwe, field hockey coach/player (Olympic-1980)
  • 1945 Dan McBride, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • 1945 Rachid Mimouni, author
  • 1945 Nanette Workman, American-born Canadian singer and actress
  • 1946 Duane Allman, Nashville Tn, rock guitarist (Allman Brothers)
  • 1946 John "Blackfoot" Colbert, US singer (Soul Children, Taxi)
  • 1946 Judy Woodruff, newscaster (McNeil Lehrer Report)
  • 1946 Ray Stiles, English musician (Mud, The Hollies), born in Guildford
  • 1946 Greg Cook, American football player
  • 1946 Patriarch Kirill [Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev] Russian Orthodox church leader (2009-), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • 1947 George Grantham, OK, rock drummer/vocalist (Poco)
  • 1947 Joe Walsh, Wichita Ks, guitarist/rocker (Eagles-Take it Easy)
  • 1947 Mardell Wilkins, LPGA golfer
  • 1948 Richard Masur, actor (David-One Day at a Time), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Samuel E Wright, Camden SC, actor (Enos, Ball Four)
  • 1948 John R. Bolton, American ambassador
  • 1949 Juha Mieto, Finland, 15KM skier (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • 1949 Ray Vitte, actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Thelma Drake, American politician
  • 1950 Gary Green, rocker (Gentle Giant)
  • 1951 David Walters, American politician
  • 1952 John Van Boxmeer, National Hockey League player
  • 1953 Greg Gibson, Stafford Va, Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1954 Frank Marino, rock guitarist (Mahogany Rush), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1954 Steve Dahl, California, Chicago's anti-disco DJ (WLS-FM)
  • 1954 Berit Andnor, Swedish politician
  • 1955 Thea Vidale, actress (Family Matters)
  • 1955 Timothy Kristian Charles Mace, Great Britain, cosmonaut
  • 1956 Bo Derek, [Mary Collins], actress (10, Tarzan the Ape Man), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1956 Dan Powers, rock guitarist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • 1956 Mark Gastineau, NFL end (NY Jets, Pro Bowl 1981-85)
  • 1956 Sergei Gayevich Severin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1957 James Brown, British reggae singer/drummer (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 1957 Mike Craven, former English professional footballer
  • 1958 Rickson Gracie, Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist
  • 1959 Sean Young, actress (Dune, Young Doctor in Love), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1959 James P. McGovern, American politician
  • 1960 Marc Labrèche, Canadian actor and television host
  • 1961 Tim Harvey, British racing driver
  • 1961 Larry Karaszewski, American screenwriter
  • 1961 Dave Watson, English footballer
  • 1962 Steve Alexander, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • 1963 Timothy Gowers, British mathematician
  • 1963 Ming-Na Wen, Macau-born actress
  • 1964 John Maclean, Oshawa, NHL right wing (NJ Devils)
  • 1964 Ned Vaughn, actor (The Rescuer)
  • 1965 Andrew Stewart, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1965 Mike D[iamond], rap vocalist (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Sen Dog, Cuban rapper (Cypress Hill)
  • 1965 Yoshiki Hayashi, Japanese musician (X Japan)
  • 1966 Kevin Gilbert, American musician (d. 1996)
  • 1966 Jill Thompson, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1967 Alex Arias, infielder (Florida Marlins), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Chris Childs, NBA guard (NJ Nets, NY Knicks)
  • 1967 Chris Patton, Fountain Inn SC, Nike golfer (1993 NM Charity Classic)
  • 1967 Jeff Cotler, actor (Brian-Struck by Lightning), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1967 Teoman, Turkish rock singer
  • 1968 Jeff Tarango, California, tennis star (defaulted 1995 Wimbledon)
  • 1968 Keith Rucker, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • 1968 Ming Na-Wen, actress (ER, One Night Stand, Lien-As the World Turns)
  • 1968 Richard Clarke, Yachter Finn (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Chris Harris, cricketer (son of Zin NZ all-rounder in ODI's)
  • 1969 Konstantin Semyonov, Israel, Men's pole vaulter (Oly-11th-1996)
  • 1969 Malvin Hunter, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1969 Richard Dickson Reid, NZ, road race cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Silvia Sommaggio, Italian 5k runner
  • 1969 Callie Thorne, American actor
  • 1970 Sabrina Lloyd, actress (Sliders)
  • 1970 Trevor Cobb, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1970 Matt Blunt, American politician
  • 1970 Delia Gonzalez, American boxer
  • 1970 Geoffrey Keezer, American jazz pianist
  • 1970 Joe Zaso, American actor