Famous Birthdays on 21st November

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  • 1495 John Bale, England, bishop/anti-catholic playwright (Kynge Johan)
  • 1561 Carolus Scribani, Italian/Flemish jesuit/author
  • 1567 Anne de Xainctonge, French saint (d. 1621)
  • 1637 Catharina Questiers, Dutch poetess (Friend of Abandoned Child)
  • 1645 Johann Lohner, composer
  • 1683 Johann Michael Muller, composer
  • 1692 Carlo Fragoni, Italy, poet

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1694 Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer, philosopher and playwright (Candide), born in Paris (d. 1778)

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1724 John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist
  • 1729 Josiah Bartlett, US physician/judge/signer (Decl of Independence)
  • 1742 Alessandro Felici, composer
  • 1761 Dorothy Jordan, British actress (d. 1816)
  • 1768 Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologist/philosopher

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1785 William Beaumont, Lebanon, Connecticut, surgeon (Father of gastric physiology), (d. 1853)

  • 1787 Samuel Cunard, founder (1st regular Atlantic steamship line)
  • 1811 Zeng Guofan, Chinese military (d. 1872)
  • 1817 Richard Brooke Garnett, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1824 Hieronymus Theodor Richter, Dresden, German Mineralogist and co-discoverer of the element indium
  • 1828 William McComb, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1918)
  • 1829 Peter A de Genestet, Dutch vicar/poet
  • 1831 John Franklin Miller, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)

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1834 henrietta (Hetty) Green, New Bedford, Massachusetts, financier (Witch of Wall Street), (d. 1916)

The Witch of Wall Street Hetty Green
The Witch of Wall Street
Hetty Green
  • 1834 Joseph Jackson Bartlett, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1893)
  • 1840 Victoria, Empress of Germany/Queen of Prussia
  • 1851 Desire J Mercier, Belgian philosopher/cardinal
  • 1852 Francisco Tarrega y Eixea, composer
  • 1853 Hussain Kamil, sultan of Egypt (1914-17)
  • 1854 Benedict XV, [Giacomo PGB marques della Chiessa], 258th Pope (1914-22)

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1860 Tom Horn, Scotland County Missouri, American gunman and outlaw

Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter Tom Horn
Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter
Tom Horn
  • 1861 Joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet
  • 1863 Arthur Quiller-Couch, [Q], editor (Oxford Book of English Verse)
  • 1863 Mina Dilis-Beersmans, Flemish actress/wife of John Dilis (Poppenhuis)
  • 1867 Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian chemist
  • 1870 Joe Darling, cricketer (Australian lefty batsman at turn of century)
  • 1870 Stanley Jackson, cricketer (captain of England, governor of Bengal)
  • 1870 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (d. 1964)
  • 1871 Panayot Pipkov, composer
  • 1877 Louis Campbell-Tipton, composer
  • 1877 Sigfrid Karg-Elert, composer (d. 1933)
  • 1878 Gustav Radbruch, German lawyer/minister of Justice
  • 1880 Franz Hessel, writer
  • 1886 Harold Nicolson, English diplomat/author (Good Behaviour)
  • 1894 Corinne Griffith, Texarkana TX, actress (3 Hours, Lilies of Field)
  • 1897 Mollie Steimer anarchist agitator (d. 1980)
  • 1898 René Magritte, Belgian surrealistic painter (This is Not a Pipe)
  • 1900 Alice Calhoun, Silent film actress (Flowing Gold), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1900 Jobyna Ralston, South Pittsburgh TN, actress (For Heaven's Sake)
  • 1902 Michail A Suslov, Russian party ideologist [OS=Nov 8]
  • 1902 Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio pioneer (d. 1985)
  • 1904 Coleman Hawkins, virtually created tenor saxophone for jazz
  • 1905 David Moule-Evans, composer
  • 1907 Charles Korvin, Czechoslovakia, actor (Berlin Express, Ship of Fools)
  • 1907 Jim Bishop, author (The Day Lincoln was Shot)
  • 1907 M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor
  • 1908 Elizabeth George Speare, American author (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Anne Bolt, photo-journalist/trade unionist
  • 1912 Eleanor Powell, actress/tap dancer (Bdwy Melody), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1913 Roy Boulting, British film director (d. 2001)
  • 1916 Cecilia P J "Cilly" Bach, Dutch/US/Spanish actress (In Pyama)
  • 1916 Esmond Kentish, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 2 Tests 1948 & 1954)
  • 1916 Sid Luckman, NFL QB (Chicago Bears)
  • 1917 Sem Presser, Dutch press photographer
  • 1919 Steve Brodie, El Dorado Kansas, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp)
  • 1920 Ralph Meeker, Minneapolis MN, actor (Anderson Tapes, Night Stalker)

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1920 Stan Musial, Donora Pennsylvania, MLB outfielder (St Louis Cardinal, 7 times NL bat champ)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1921 Geza Anda, Hungarian/Swiss pianist (Mozart/Bartok)
  • 1921 Vivian Blaine, actress (Guys & Dolls, Skirts Ahoy), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1922 Maria Casares, La Coruna Spain, French actress (Orpheus, Lectrice)
  • 1922 Abe Lemons, American basketball coach
  • 1924 Christopher Tolkien, British author
  • 1925 Johan "Poncke" Princen, KNIL-defector/civil rights in Jakarta
  • 1927 Joseph Campanella, actor (Dr Steffen-The Nurses, Lou-Mannix), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927 Georgia Frontiere, co-owner of the St. Louis Rams (d. 2008)
  • 1929 Marilyn French, US author (The Women's Room)
  • 1929 Laurier LaPierre, Canadian journalist, broadcaster and senator
  • 1931 Malcolm Williamson, composer
  • 1931 Revaz Dogonadze, Georgian scientist (d. 1985)
  • 1932 Jim Ringo, NFL center (Green Bay, Philadelphia)
  • 1932 Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, composer
  • 1933 Frank Brake, English multi-millionaire
  • 1933 Henry Hartsfield Jr, American astronaut (STS-4, STS 41-D, STS 61A), born in Birmingham Ala, (d. 2014)
  • 1933 Jean Shepard, Pauls Valley Oklahoma, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 1933 Joseph Campanella, American actor
  • 1934 Laurence Luckinbill, Ft Smith Ark, actor (Delphi Bureau, Ike)
  • 1934 Peter Philpott, cricketer (NSW & Australian leg spinner 1965-66)
  • 1935 Fairuz, Lebanese singer
  • 1936 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropolos 1964), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1936 Victor Chang, Australian physician (d. 1986)
  • 1937 Marlo Thomas, [Mrs Phil Donahue], Detroit Mich (That Girl!, Jenny)
  • 1938 Robert Drivas, [Choromokos], actor (Our Private World), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939 Rick Lenz, Springfield Ill, actor (Hec Ramsey, Scandalous John)
  • 1939 Budd Dwyer, American politician (d. 1987)
  • 1940 Dr. John [Rebennack], American vocalist (I Was in Right Place), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1940 Javed Akhtar, cricketer (Pakistani off-spinner took 0-52 in 1962 Test)
  • 1940 Natalia Makarova, Leningrad, ballerina (Kirov)/defected 1970
  • 1940 Richard Marcinko, American author
  • 1941 David Porter, US songwriter (Soul Man)
  • 1941 Juliet Mills, actress (Nanny & the Professor, QB VII), born in London, England
  • 1941 İdil Biret, Turkish pianist
  • 1942 Tweety Bird, cartoon character
  • 1942 Afa Anoa'i, Samoan/American wrestler
  • 1942 Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, German politician
  • 1943 Larry Mahan, Oregon, rodeo champ (1967-70)
  • 1943 Phil Bredesen, American politician
  • 1943 Viktor Sidjak, Russian fencer
  • 1943 Jacques Laffite, French former racing driver
  • 1944 Earl "the Pearl" Monroe, NBA Guard (NY Knicks, Balt Bullets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 Harold Ramis, actor/director (SCTV, Stripes), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • 1944 Marcia "Marcy" Carsey, TV executive/producer
  • 1944 Richard J Durbin, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
  • 1945 Goldie Hawn, Takoma Park Md, actress (Laugh-in, Private Benjamin)
  • 1946 Jonas Tomasson, composer
  • 1946 Jacky Lafon, Belgian actress
  • 1947 Dick W de Cloe, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1948 Alphonse Mouson, rocker
  • 1948 Lonnie Jordan, rock keyboardist/vocalist (War), born in San Diego, California
  • 1948 George Zimmer, American entrepreneur
  • 1948 Alphonse Mouzon, American jazzist
  • 1949 Basil Williams, cricketer (century on debut for West Indies 1978)
  • 1949 Nickolas Grace, Cheshire England, actor (Diamond's Edge)
  • 1950 Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 400m dash (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1950 Bruce Laird, cricketer (tough Australian opener 1979-82)
  • 1950 Livingston Taylor, rocker (I Will be in Love With You), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1950 Stephen Geyer, American film & television songwriter
  • 1951 Nick Gilder, singer (Hot Child in the City), born in London, England
  • 1952 Deborah Shelton, actress (Dallas, Ocean Kill, Body Double), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1952 Eamonn Coghlan, Ireland, 1500m runner (Oly-4th-76)
  • 1952 Lorna Luft, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are-1980), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • 1953 Tina Brown, journalist publisher (New Yorker, Tattler)
  • 1954 Thomas Rothman, American film executive
  • 1955 Cedric Maxwell, American basketball player
  • 1956 Mariana Simionescu, Tirgu Neamt Romania, 1st wife of Bjorn Borg
  • 1956 Terri Welles, [Knepper], California, playmate of the year (Dec, 1980)
  • 1957 Jim Brown, rocker (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 1958 Evert van Benthem, Dutch skater (11 Cities Skating Race, 1985, 86)
  • 1958 Frank Edmonds, Thunder Bay Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Alberta)
  • 1958 Tim Robinson, cricketer (solid England opener in 29 Tests 1984-89)
  • 1959 Colin Beashel, Australian star sailor (Olympics-96)
  • 1959 Tim Wilkison, Shelby NC, tennis player (WCT Atlanta finals-1986)
  • 1962 Steven Curtis Chapman, American musician
  • 1962 Sabine Busch, German athlete
  • 1963 Nicollette Sheridan, Worthing England, actress (Paige-Knots Landing)
  • 1963 Peter Bosz, Dutch soccer star (Toulon/Feyenoord)
  • 1964 Marjorie Judith Vincent, Oak Park Ill, Miss America (1991)
  • 1964 Olden Polynice, NBA forward/center (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1964 Thomas Everett, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1964 Liza Tarbuck, British entertainer
  • 1965 Bjork, Icelandic singer (Like Someone in Love), born in Reykjavik
  • 1965 Alexander Siddig, British actor
  • 1966 Jerry Fontenot, NFL center/guard (Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints)
  • 1966 Troy Aikman, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys - Super Bowl 1992)
  • 1967 Dominic Lavoie, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1967 Kelly Gallagher, Myrtle Beach SC, playmate (Sep, 1994)
  • 1967 Tripp Cromer, American baseball player
  • 1967 Toshihiko Koga, Japanese Judoka
  • 1968 Andy Caddick, English cricket pace bowler (NZ 1993)
  • 1968 Antonio Tarver, light heavyweight boxer (Olympics-br-96), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1968 Alex James, English bassist
  • 1968 Christopher Noxon, American journalist
  • 1969 Ken Griffey, Jr., Donora, Pennsylvania, American baseball center fielder (Seattle Mariners, MVP 1997)
  • 1970 Jorgen Gustafsson, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1970 Justin Langer, cricketer (gutsy Australian lefty bat 1993- )
  • 1970 Keith Crawford, wide receiver (St Louis Rams)
  • 1971 Dahlia Salem, actress (Sofia Carlino-Another World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Michael Strahan, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)
  • 1971 Ramondo Stallings, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
  • 1971 Robert Flickinger, WLAF defensive end (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1972 Rain Phoenix, American singer/actress
  • 1972 David Tua, Samoan boxer
  • 1973 Brent Smith, tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1973 Danny Kanell, quarterback (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Brook Kerr, American actress
  • 1973 Inés Sastre, Spanish model and actress
  • 1974 Casey Patton, boxer (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • 1974 Tremain Mack, strong safety (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1975 Chad Levitt, running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1975 Cherie Johnson, actress (Cherie-Punky Brewster), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1975 Chris Moneymaker, American poker player
  • 1976 Saleem Elahi, cricketer (bro of Manzoor Pak, Test opener v Aust 1995)
  • 1976 Martin Meichelbeck, German footballer
  • 1976 Daniel Whiston, British ice skater
  • 1977 Bruno Berner, Swiss footballer
  • 1977 Myles Heskett, Australian musician (Wolfmother)
  • 1977 Jonas Jennings, American football player
  • 1977 Tobias Sammet, German singer (Edguy)
  • 1977 Yolande James, Quebec politician
  • 1978 Lucía Jiménez, Spanish actress
  • 1978 Sara Tanaka, American actress
  • 1979 Vincenzo Iaquinta, Italian footballer
  • 1979 Stromile Swift, American basketball player
  • 1979 Alex Tanguay, Canadian hockey player
  • 1979 Kim Dong Wan, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • 1980 Danielle Hartsell, pairs skater (& Steve Hartsell), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1980 Leonardo González, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1980 Hank Blalock, American baseball player
  • 1980 Alec Brownstein, American author, director
  • 1980 Elaine Yiu, Hong Kong Actress
  • 1981 Wesley Britt, American football player
  • 1981 Piet Rinke, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1981 Jonny Magallón, Mexican footballer