On This Day

Famous People Born in November 1888

  • Nov 2 Dutch Zwilling, American baseball outfielder (Federal League HR all-time leader), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1978)
  • Nov 3 William Denis Browne, British composer, born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England (d. 1915)
  • Nov 7 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist (Nobel Prize 1930 for light scattering), born in Tiruchirappalli, India (d. 1970)
  • Nov 8 David Monrad Johansen, Norwegian composer, born in Vefsn, Norway (d. 1974)
  • Nov 9 Jean Monnet, French political economist and diplomat, born in Cognac, France (d. 1979)
  • Nov 10 Andrej Tupolev, Russian aircraft builder, born in Pustomazovo, Russia (d. 1972)
  • Nov 10 Hugh Wakefield, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Blithe Spirit), born in Wanstead, England (d. 1971)
  • Nov 11 Abul Kalam Azad, 1st Minister of Education in the Indian government, born in Makkah, Hejaz Vilayet, Ottoman Empire (d. 1958)
  • Nov 15 James Morrison, American actor (Wine of Youth, Little Detectives), born in Mattoon, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • Nov 16 Burnet Corwin Tuthill, American composer (Laurentia), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • Nov 16 Clinton Golden, Penn, founder (United Steelworkers of America)
  • Nov 16 Henri Bosco, French author and poet (Gogol), born in Avignon, France (d. 1976)
  • Nov 17 Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje, It Hippie), born (d. 1973)
  • Nov 18 Frances Marion, American screenwriter and actress (Pollyanna), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1973)

Person of interestJosé Raúl Capablanca

Nov 19 José Raúl Capablanca, Cuban world chess champion (1921-27), born in Havana, Cuba, Spanish Empire (d. 1942)

Chess Grandmaster José Raúl Capablanca
Chess Grandmaster
José Raúl Capablanca
  • Nov 22 Tarzan of the Apes date of birth, according to author Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Nov 23 Harpo Marx [Adolph], American actor and comedian (Marx brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • Nov 23 Nana Bryant, American stage and screen actress (Ladies of the Chorus; Our Miss Brooks - "Mrs. Nestor"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1955)
  • Nov 24 Cathleen Nesbitt, British actress (The Farmer's Daughter), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1982)
  • Nov 24 Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)
  • Nov 24 Rudolf Klein-Rogge, German actor and prototype for silent films master criminal (Metropolis, Spies), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1955)
  • Nov 24 Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist (d. 1972)
  • Nov 26 Franz Jung, German writer and political activist, born in Nysa (d. 1963)
  • Nov 29 Joe Slater, Australian Rules footballer (d. 1917)