On This Day

Famous People Born in November 1889

  • Nov 1 Philip Noel-Baker, British politician and disarmament advocate (Nobel 1959), born in London (d. 1982)
  • Nov 3 Heinrich Campendonk, German painter and wood carver, born in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (d. 1957)
  • Nov 4 Alton Adams, American composer (1st black bandmaster in the United States Navy), born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (d. 1987)
  • Nov 7 George Davis, Flemish actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • Nov 7 Lionel Tennyson, 3rd Baron Tennyson and cricketer (England batsman & captain), born in Westminster, London (d. 1951)
  • Nov 9 Harry "Snub" Pollard, Australian actor (Don't Shove, Arizona Days), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1962)
  • Nov 10 Claude Rains, British actor (Invisible Man, Casablanca), born in London, England (d. 1967)
  • Nov 12 DeWitt Wallace, publisher, founded Readers Digest (1921), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Person of interestJawaharlal Nehru

Nov 14 Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of India (1947-64) and important leader of the Indian independence movement, born in Allahabad, North-Western Provinces, British India (d. 1964)

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Nov 16 August Croegaert, Flemish liturgist
  • Nov 16 George S. Kaufman, American playwright (This is Show Business), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • Nov 16 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, Uruguayan composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1957)
  • Nov 18 Maria Realino [Frederikus Janssen], teacher (Botany of Curacao) (d. 1977)
  • Nov 19 Clifton Webb [Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck], American actor (Razor's Edge, Laura), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1966)

Person of interestEdwin Hubble

Nov 20 Edwin Hubble, American astronomer (discoverer of galaxies, red shift), born in Marshfield, Missouri (d. 1953)

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
Edwin Hubble
  • Nov 23 Harry Sunderland, Australian rugby league identity (d. 1964)

Person of interestAlexander Patch

Nov 23 Alexander Patch, American WWII general (Guadalcanal Campaign, Operation Dragoon), born in Fort Huachuca, Arizona (d. 1945)

US WWII General Alexander Patch
US WWII General
Alexander Patch
  • Nov 24 Albert J Sylvester, England, ballroom dancer (Alex Moor Award-1977)
  • Nov 24 Cissy van Marxfield, [Setske Beek-de Haan], Dutch author
  • Nov 26 Albert Dieudonn√©, French actor and novelist (Backbiters, Napoleon), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)
  • Nov 30 Edgar Adrian, English physiologist (Nobel 1932-function of neurons), born in Hampstead, London (d. 1977)