Famous Birthdays on 26th November

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  • 1288 Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (d. 1339)
  • 1436 Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (d. 1463)
  • 1607 John Harvard, England, clergyman/scholar, founded Harvard Univ
  • 1609 Henry Dunster, English president of Harvard College (d. 1659)
  • 1640 Carl Rosier, Dutch baroque composer, born in Liège (d. 1725)
  • 1653 Andreas Anton Schmelzer, composer
  • 1657 William Derham, English minister and writer (d. 1735)
  • 1663 Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian poet (Obras Dramaticas)
  • 1678 Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (d. 1771)
  • 1703 Theophilus Cibber, English actor and writer (d. 1758)
  • 1731 William Cowper, England, pre-romantic poet (His Task) [NS]
  • 1736 Charles-Joseph Panckoucke, French publisher (Mercure de France)
  • 1744 Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff, composer
  • 1754 Georg Forster, German writer, naturalist (A Voyage Round the World) and revolutionary, born in Nassenhuben (Mokry Dwór), Royal Prussia, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (d. 1794)
  • 1795 Carl P Fohr, German painter
  • 1795 Cornelis P J Elout, Dutch military/resident of West Sumatra
  • 1809 Mariano Obiols, composer
  • 1810 William G Armstrong, of Cragside, Baron/British industralist (hydraulic crane)
  • 1816 William Henry Talkbot Walker, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1818 Louis Lacombe, composer
  • 1823 Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen, composer
  • 1827 Alfred Moore Scales, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)

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1827 Ellen G. White, American religious leader (Seventh-day Adventist Church), born in Gorham, Maine

Christian Pioneer Ellen G. White
Christian Pioneer
Ellen G. White
  • 1828 René Goblet, French politician (d. 1905)
  • 1832 Mary Edwards Walker, American doctor/women's rights leader and only woman to receive Medal of Honor (bravery during Civil War)
  • 1832 Karl Rudolf König, German physicist (d. 1901)
  • 1847 Maria Fyodorovna, Princess of Denmark and Empress of Russia (d. 1928)
  • 1850 Henricus Van de Wetering, archbishop of Utrecht (1895-1929)
  • 1857 Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist (d. 1913)
  • 1858 Katharine Drexel, Roman Catholic Saint (d. 1955)

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1861 Albert B. Fall, New Mexico Senator (Teapot Dome Scandal), born in Frankfort, Kentucky

United States Senator Albert B. Fall
United States Senator
Albert B. Fall
  • 1862 Mark A Stein, archaeologist
  • 1864 Herman Gorter, Dutch socialist/poet (May, Tiny Hero's Poem)
  • 1865 Earl Ross Drake, composer
  • 1869 Maud, Queen of Norway (d. 1938)
  • 1874 Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French author (Ecoute Israel)
  • 1876 Bart A van der Leck, Dutch painter (Style)

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1876 Willis Carrier, American engineer who developed modern air conditioning, born in Angola, New York (d. 1950)

Engineer Willis Carrier
Engineer
Willis Carrier
  • 1885 Heinrich Brüning, German politician (d. 1970)
  • 1888 Franz Jung, German writer and political activist, born in Nysa (d. 1963)
  • 1889 Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (d. 1976)
  • 1892 Joe Guyon, NFL halfback (Canton, Cleveland, Oorang, Rock I, etc)
  • 1894 Norbert Wiener, US, mathematician/discovered cybernetics
  • 1894 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic cardinal archbishop of Toronto (d. 1974)
  • 1895 Bertil Lindblad, Swedish astronomer (Milky Way system)
  • 1895 William Wilson (Bill), East Dorset, Vermont, co-founder (alcoholics anonymous), (d. 1971)

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1898 Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate (polymers), born in Helsa, German Empire (d. 1973)

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler
  • 1899 Bruno Hauptmann, German kidnapper of Charles Augustus Lindbergh III (d. 1936)
  • 1901 Philippus J Idenburg, Dutch statistician
  • 1902 Alberto Morin, PR, actor (Armando-Dallas)
  • 1902 Gerrit Jan van der Veen, [Wolffensperger], Dutch resistance fighter
  • 1904 Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)
  • 1905 George Emlyn Williams, Wales, actor/playwright (David Copperfield)
  • 1905 Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • 1906 Sandro Fuga, Italian composer and painist, born in Mogliano, Veneto (d. 1994)
  • 1907 Ruth Patrick, American botanist
  • 1908 Charles Forte, Italian/British hotel magnate (Savoy)
  • 1908 Lefty Gomez, baseball pitcher
  • 1908 Philipp Mohler, composer
  • 1909 Frances Dee, American actress (Of Human Bondage), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1909 Eugene Ionesco, playwright
  • 1910 Cyril Cusack, Durban Natal South Africa, actor (Day of the Jackal)
  • 1911 Raymond Scheyven, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs
  • 1911 Ronald Diggens, English fabric manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • 1911 Samuel H Reshevsky, Polish/US chess grandmaster/prodigy
  • 1912 Eric Sevareid, Velva ND, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
  • 1912 Eugene Ionesco, Slatina Romania, dramatist (Rhinoceros)
  • 1912 Gunnar Johannes Sonstevold, composer
  • 1913 Foy Draper, US, relay runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1913 Joshua William Steward, polymath
  • 1915 Earl Wild, composer/pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symph 1942), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1915 Herbert Joeks, [Herbert J van Hugten], Dutch actor (Snip & Snap, Pipo)
  • 1916 Bob Elliott, MLB player (Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Braves), born in San Francisco (d. 1966)
  • 1916 Mareo Ishiketa, composer
  • 1918 Patricio Aylwin, Chilean lawyer and politician, President of Chile (1990-94), born in Viña del Mar, Chile (d. 2016)
  • 1919 Frederik Pohl, US, sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Gateway, Bipohl), (d. 2013)
  • 1920 Istvan Sarkozy, composer
  • 1920 Paul T B Rodenko, poet/author (Stolen Lover)
  • 1920 Daniel Petrie, Canadian-born television and movie director (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Francoise Gilot, painter, designer, author living legacy award, 1984
  • 1921 Verghese Kurien, Calicut, British India, engineer (billion-litre idea), (d.2012)
  • 1922 Adele Jergens, actress (Dark Past, Fuller Brush Man), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1922 Charles M. Schulz, Minneapolis MN, cartoonist (Peanuts), (d. 2000)

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz
  • 1923 Patricia Phoenix, County Galway Ireland, actress (L Shaped Room)
  • 1924 George Segal, New York, American painter and sculptor of lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver)
  • 1924 Jasu Patel, cricketer (Indian off-spinner, 9-69 v Aust 1959)
  • 1925 Eugene Istomin, pianist (Leventritt Award-1943), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925 Linda Hunt, Morriston NJ, actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado)
  • 1926 Joyce McCartan, peace campaigner
  • 1926 Mauro Bortolotti, composer
  • 1927 John Carter, Center Ridge Ark, actor (Max-Falcon Crest)
  • 1927 Ernie Coombs, American children's entertainer (d. 2001)
  • 1929 Betta St John, Hawthorne California, actress (Corridors of Blood)
  • 1929 Lorraine Macleod, dancer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun)
  • 1930 Berthold Leibinger, German Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
  • 1931 Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Buenos Argentina, (1980 Nobel Peace Prize)
  • 1931 Adrianus J "Cardinal" Simonis, archbishop of Utrecht
  • 1931 Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo, Italy, downhill skier (Olympic-bronze-1952)
  • 1932 Alan Stout, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1932 Marten Beinema, Dutch MP (CDA)

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1933 Robert Goulet, Lawrence, Massachusetts, American singer and actor (d. 2007)

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 1934 Ludmila Shevtsova, USSR, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1935 Marian Mercer, actress/singer (Dean Martin Show), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1936 Margaret Boden, philosopher
  • 1937 Boris Borisovich Yegorov, USSR, doctor/cosmonaut (Voskhod I)
  • 1938 Elizabeth E Bailey, university dean (Carnegie Mellon)
  • 1938 Jeremy Boorda, admiral
  • 1938 Porter J Goss, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • 1938 Rich Little, Ottawa Canada, impressionist/actor (Love on a Rooftop)
  • 1938 Rodney Jory, Australian physicist

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1939 Tina Turner, [Anna Mae Bullock], American singer (Proud Mary), born in Nutbush, Tennessee

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • 1939 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysian politician
  • 1941 Jeff Torborg, baseball player
  • 1941 Susanne Marsee, American mezzo-soprano
  • 1942 Olivia Cole, actress (Roots, Szysznyk), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1942 Michael Devlin, American bass-baritone
  • 1943 Gerald D Kleczka, (Rep-D-WI, 1984- )
  • 1943 Jan Stenerud, Norway, NFL place kicker (Kansas City Chiefs)
  • 1943 Paul Burnett, English disc-jockey
  • 1943 Marilynne Robinson, American writer
  • 1944 Alan Henderson, Belfast, rock bassist (Them)
  • 1944 Jean Terrell, Texas, rocker (Supremes)
  • 1945 Daniel Davis, Gurdun Ark, actor (Niles-Nanny)
  • 1945 John McVie, British rock bassist (Fleetwood Mac-Rumours, Tusk)
  • 1945 Tandy Cronyn, actress (Twisted, Guardian, Age Old Friends)
  • 1945 Björn von Sydow, Swedish politician
  • 1946 Angus Suttie, English potter
  • 1946 Bert Bouquet, bassist (Earth & Fire, Focus)
  • 1946 Burt Reiter, rocker (Focus)
  • 1947 Larry Gura, baseball player
  • 1947 Richie Hebner, baseball player
  • 1947 Susanne Zenor, American actress
  • 1948 Galina Prozumenschikova, USSR, 200m backstroke (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1948 Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (d. 1995)
  • 1948 Claes Elfsberg, Swedish television presenter
  • 1949 Maggie Donnelly, bag lady
  • 1949 Shlomo Artzi, Israeli singer
  • 1949 Juanin Clay, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1949 Vincent A. Mahler, American educator
  • 1950 Jorge Orta, baseball player
  • 1951 La Cicciolina, [Ilona Staller], Budapest Hungary, Italian MP
  • 1952 Wendy Turnbell, Australia, tennis player (1979,82 US Opens Double)
  • 1953 Louise Parks, LPGA golfer
  • 1953 Hilary Benn, British politician
  • 1953 Harry Carson, American football player
  • 1954 Roz Chast, American cartoonist
  • 1954 Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan militant leader
  • 1955 Bob Walk, baseball player
  • 1955 Jay Howell, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, Oakland A's)
  • 1955 Tracy [Raye] Hickman, US, sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)
  • 1956 Nico Slothouwer, Dutch poet (Man & his Bag)
  • 1956 Dale Jarrett, American race car driver
  • 1956 Don Lake, Canadian television writer
  • 1958 Steve Buyer, (Rep-R-Indiana)
  • 1959 Jamie Rose, actress (Susan Birch-St Elsewhere, Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959 Mike Moore, baseball player
  • 1960 Harold Reynolds, baseball player
  • 1961 Dave Hannan, Sudbury, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1961 Marcy Walker, Paducah KY, actress (Liza-All My Child, Santa Barbara)
  • 1961 Lisa Moretti, American professional wrestler
  • 1962 Chuck Finley, Monroe LA, pitcher (California Angels)
  • 1962 John Samuel Inman, PGA golfer (1993 Buick South Open), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1962 Mike Johnson, NFL inside linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • 1963 Allyson Rice-Taylor, Huntington WV, actress (As the World Turns)
  • 1963 Mario Elie, NBA forward/guard (Houston Rockets)
  • 1963 Adam Gaynor, American musician (Matchbox Twenty)
  • 1964 Al Smith, NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers)
  • 1964 Jeff Jaeger, NFL kicker (Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears)
  • 1964 Vreni Schneider, Swiss alpine skier (Olympics-Gold-1988)
  • 1966 Jay Berger, Fort Dix NJ, tennis star
  • 1966 Sue Wicks, WNBA forward (NY Liberty)
  • 1966 Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian actress and model
  • 1967 Karol Rusznyak, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1967 Ridley Jacobs, cricket wicket-keeper (West Indian ODI 1996)
  • 1968 Steve Lofton, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, NE Patriots)
  • 1969 Sam Militello, baseball player
  • 1969 Shawn Kemp, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1969 Kara Walker, American artist
  • 1970 Greg Graham, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
  • 1970 John Amaechi, NBA center/forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1970 Lorissa McComas, actress (Lap Dancing, Vamp), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1970 Mark Dixon, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1970 Dave Hughes, Australian comedian
  • 1971 Emma Robinson, rower (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1971 Vince Danielsen, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1971 Ronald "Winky" Wright, American boxer
  • 1972 Nicole Beach, Phoenix AZ, model (Wonderbra)
  • 1972 Arjun Rampal, Indian actor
  • 1973 John Zimmerman, pairs skater (& Steigler), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1973 Peter Facinelli, American actor
  • 1974 David Barnard, WLAF defensive tackle (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1974 Jamie Jones, singer (All 4 One)
  • 1974 Richard Ikeda, Kamloops BC, gymnist (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 Tammy Lynn Michaels, American actress
  • 1976 Maven Huffman, American professional wrestler
  • 1976 Brian Schneider, American baseball player
  • 1977 Ivan Basso, Italian cyclist
  • 1977 Forrest Griffin, American MMA-fighter
  • 1977 John Parrish, American baseball player
  • 1977 Paris Lenon, American football player