Famous People Born in November 1880

Alfred WegenerAlfred Wegener (1880-1930)

Nov 1 German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist (continental drift), born in Berlin

  • Nov 1 Grantland Rice, American sportswriter (New York Herald Tribune 1914-30, Colliers 1925-37), born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (d. 1954)
  • Nov 1 Karel Paul van der Mandele, Dutch financier and director (Rotterdam Bank), born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • Nov 1 Sholem Asch, Polish-Jewish novelist and playwright (East River, Three Cities), born in Kutno, Poland (d. 1957)
  • Nov 2 John Foulds, British cellist, musicologist, and composer (World Requiem; Three Mantras), born in Hulme, Manchester, England (d. 1939)
  • Nov 3 Edward Barrett, Irish heavyweight wrestler and all-round sportsman (Olympic gold tug-of-war 1908), born in Ballyduff, County Kerry (d. 1932)
  • Nov 3 Raffaele Casimiri, Italian musicologist and composer, born in Gualdo Tadino, Italy (d. 1943)
  • Nov 6 Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1959)

Robert MusilRobert Musil (1880-1942)

Nov 6 Austrian writer (Mann ohne Eigenschaften), born in Klagenfurt, Austria

  • Nov 9 Rudolf Karel, Czech composer (Three Hairs of the Wise Old Man), born in PilseĊˆ, Czech Republic (d. 1945)
  • Nov 10 Aart A. van Schelven, Dutch church historian (Willem of Orange) (d. 1954)
  • Nov 10 Jacob Epstein, American-English sculptor (Adam, Jacob & the Angel), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • Nov 14 Eugene O'Brien, American actor (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), born inBoulder, Colorado (d. 1966)
  • Nov 20 George McBride, American baseball shortstop (AL fielding leader 1912-15 Washington Senators) and manager (Washington Senators 1921), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1973)
  • Nov 21 Franz Hessel, German writer, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1941)
  • Nov 25 Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (Abbey Series), born in Southport, Lancashire, England (d. 1960)
  • Nov 25 Leonard Woolf, English author and husband of Virginia Woolf, born in London (d. 1969)
  • Nov 28 Alexander Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1921)
  • Nov 28 Marinus van Meel, Dutch aviator and aircraft manufacturer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1958)
  • Nov 30 Herbert Jones, British racehorse jockey British (British Triple Crown aboard Diamond Jubilee, 1900; Epsom Derby incident, 1913), born in Epsom, Surrey, England (d. 1951)