On This Day

Famous People Born in November 1866

  • Nov 3 Harry Staley, American baseball pitcher (MLB record 9 RBI 1893; record lasts 70+ years), born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 1910)
  • Nov 5 Daniel Protheroe, Welsh conductor and composer, born in Ystradgynlais, Brecknockshire, Wales (d. 1934)
  • Nov 7 Paul Lincke, German composer and theater conductor considered the "father" of the Berlin operetta (Frau Luna, Lysistrata), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1946)
  • Nov 8 Herbert Austin, English automobile designer and builder (founder of Austin Motor Company), born in Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1941)

Person of interestSun Yat-sen

Nov 12 Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary and father of modern China, born in Xiangshan [now Zhongshan], Guangdong, Qing Dynasty (d. 1925)

Father of Modern China Sun Yat-sen
Father of Modern China
Sun Yat-sen
  • Nov 13 Abraham Flexner, American educator, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1959)
  • Nov 17 Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarchist (d. 1912)
  • Nov 20 Kenesaw Mountain Landis, American judge and 1st commissioner of baseball (1920-44), born in Millville, Ohio (d. 1944)
  • Nov 28 Dick Lilley, English cricket wicket-keeper (35 Tests from 1896 to 1909), born in Holloway Head, Warwickshire, England (d. 1929)

Person of interestHenry Bacon

Nov 28 Henry Bacon, American architect (Lincoln Memorial), born in Watseka, Illinois (d. 1924)

Architect Henry Bacon
Architect
Henry Bacon
  • Nov 28 Johan Bakker Sr, Dutch actor and husband of Truus Soete, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1928)
  • Nov 29 Waldemar von Baussnern, composer