Birthdays in History on November 19

  • 1464 Emperor Go-Kashiwabara of Japan (d. 1526)
  • 1563 Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman (d. 1626)
  • 1597 Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1660)

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1600 Charles I, King of England (1625-49) who was executed by Parliament, born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland (d. 1649)

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • 1600 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Dutch historian (Matters of State & War)
  • 1607 Erasmus Quellinus II, [Quellien], Flemish painter/etcher
  • 1616 Eustache Le Sueur, French painter
  • 1700 Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (d. 1770)
  • 1711 Michail V Lomonosov, Russian scholar/poet
  • 1722 Leopold Auenbrugger, Austrian physician (d. 1809)
  • 1722 Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania (d. 1810)
  • 1752 George Rogers Clark, frontier military leader in Revolutionary War
  • 1770 Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (Dying Lion), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1844)
  • 1802 Solomon Foot, American politician (d. 1866)
  • 1805 Ferdinand de Lesseps, French diplomat (built Suez Canal)
  • 1810 August Willich, Prussian-American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Braunsberg, Province of East Prussia (d. 1878)
  • 1811 John Ancrum Winslow, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1873)
  • 1812 Karl Schwarz, German theologian (d. 1885)
  • 1827 Isaac Munroe St John, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)

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1831 James A. Garfield, 20th US President (Republican: 1881), born in Moreland Hills, Ohio (d. 1881)

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield
  • 1833 Wilhelm Dilthey, German philosopher (Das Leben Schleiermans)
  • 1834 Georg H Quincke, German physicist (test of Quincke)
  • 1835 Fitzhugh Lee, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1905)
  • 1835 Rani Lakshmi Bai, Indian Queen (d. 1858)
  • 1840 Aleksandr Kovalevsky, Shustyanka near Dvinsk, Russian Biologist who founded comparative embryology and experimental histology and who identified a common pattern of embryological development in all multi-cellular animals
  • 1843 Richard Avenarius, German philosopher (d. 1896)
  • 1846 Emile C Wauters, Belgian painter (Van der Goes in the Red Monastery)
  • 1862 Billy Sunday, American evangelist (d. 1935)
  • 1875 Michael I Kalinin, Russian metal worker/head of state

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1875 Hiram Bingham, American archaeologist who re-discovered the Incan site of Machu Picchu, born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 1956)

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • 1876 Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (d. 1964)
  • 1879 Karel van den Oever, Flemish author/poet (Geuzenstad)
  • 1886 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Le Cocu Magnificent)
  • 1887 James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1888 Jose RaulCapablanca, Cuba, world chess champion (1921-27)
  • 1892 Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1893 René Voisin, French classical trumpet player (d. 1952)
  • 1894 Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (d. 1987)
  • 1895 Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (d. 1989)
  • 1897 Quentin Roosevelt, son of United States President Theodore Roosevelt (d. 1918)
  • 1898 Arthur R. von Hippel, German-born physicist (d. 2003)
  • 1899 Allen Tate, American poet (Mr Pope & Other Poems)
  • 1899 Grand Ayatollah Abul-Qassim Khoei, influential Shia Islamic scholar (d. 1992)
  • 1900 Anna Seghers, [Netty Radvanyi-Reiling], German author (7th Cross)
  • 1900 Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian scientist (d. 1980)
  • 1903 Fritz Schmidt, German street photographer
  • 1904 Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga, Dutch painter
  • 1907 Jack Schaefer, American author (d. 1991)
  • 1909 Rose Isabel Williams, sister of Tennessee Williams
  • 1909 Peter Drucker, American management theorist (d. 2005)
  • 1909 Moses Josiah Madiba, Seshego, Pietersburg (now Polokwane) district, South African author and first African chancellor of the University of the North

  • 1910 Adrian Conan Doyle, son of Arthur Conan Doyle (d. 1970)
  • 1912 George E Palade, Romanian/US cell biologist (ribosomen, Nobel 1974)

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1917 Indira Gandhi, 4th Prime Minister of India (1966-77, 1980-84), born in Allahabad India (d. 1984)

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • 1918 Catherine Elizabeth Pennington, personal assistant
  • 1918 Hendrik Christoffel Van de Hulst, Utrecht the Netherlands, Dutch astronomer who correctly predicted the existence of the 21 cm hyper-fine line of neutral atomic hydrogen in interstellar space
  • 1920 Ursula Heathcote Nicholls, campaigner
  • 1921 Peter Ruckman, American Baptist minister
  • 1922 Stanley K Runcorn, British geophysicist (Doctor of Utrecht)
  • 1922 Yuri Knorozov, Russian epigrapher (d. 1999)
  • 1925 Zygmunt Bauman, Polish-born sociologist (Modernity and the Holocaust), born in Poznań (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Jeane J Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN (R), born in Duncan, Oklahoma
  • 1933 Jerry Sheindlin, American jurist; husband of Judith Sheindlin
  • 1935 Jack Welch, American businessman and CEO of General Electric, born in Salem, Massachusetts
  • 1935 Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian imam (d. 1990)
  • 1936 Dick Cavett, Kearney Neb, talk show host (Dick Cavett Show)
  • 1936 Yuan T. Lee, Taiwanese-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1939 Thomas Harkin, (Sen-D-Iowa, 1985- )
  • 1941 Tommy Thompson, former U.S. Governor of Wisconsin

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1942 Calvin Klein, American fashion designer (Calvin Klein Jeans, CK), born in The Bronx, New York

Fashion Designer Calvin Klein
Fashion Designer
Calvin Klein
  • 1942 Gary L Ackerman, (Rep-D-NY, 1983- )
  • 1942 Sharon Olds, American poet
  • 1947 Lamar Smith, (Rep-R-Texas)
  • 1949 Dennis Taylor, British snooker champion
  • 1949 Mickey Lee Davis Jr, Tenn, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • 1951 Timothy J Penny, (Rep-D-MN, 1983- )
  • 1951 Lord Falconer of Thoroton, British lawyer and politician
  • 1954 Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, 6th President of Egypt (2014-present), born in Zagazig, Cairo
  • 1955 Gloria Guida, Merano Italy, Miss Teenage Italy (1974)
  • 1956 Eileen Marie Collins, Elmira NY, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 63, 84)
  • 1956 Ann Curry, American journalist
  • 1957 Kathy Sanborn, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • 1957 Sharon Farrah, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • 1959 Jean-Francois Clervoy, Longeville France, astronaut (STS 66, 84)
  • 1963 Zsuzsanna Jánosi, Hungarian fencer
  • 1966 Rocco DiSpirito, American chef
  • 1973 Savion Glover, dancer/choreographer (Bring in 'da Noise)
  • 1973 Ryukishi07, Japanese mystery writer
  • 1973 Takashi Matsumoto, Japanese photographer and business person
  • 1976 Benny Vansteelant, Belgian duathlete (d. 2007)
  • 1977 Lady Davina EAB Windsor, daughter of English prince Richard
  • 1979 Barry Jenkins, American director and writer (Medicine for Melancholy, Moonlight), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1983 Chandra Crawford, Canadian cross-country skier
  • 1997 Alexis May McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (2)
  • 1997 Brandon James McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (5)
  • 1997 Joel Steven McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (7)
  • 1997 Kelsey Ann McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (4)
  • 1997 Kenneth Robert McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (1)
  • 1997 Natalie Sue McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (3)
  • 1997 Nathaniel Roy McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (6)
  • 2009 Prince Gaston d'Orléans