On This Day

Famous People Born in November 1901

  • Nov 2 James Dunn, American actor (Tree Grows in Brooklyn, It's a Great Life), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • Nov 2 Paul Ford, American actor (Phil Silvers Show), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1976)

Person of interestAndré Malraux

Nov 3 André Malraux [Berger], French novelist and art historian (La Condition Humaine), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)

Novelist André Malraux
Novelist
André Malraux
  • Nov 3 Leopold III [Filip von Saksen-Coburg], King of the Belgians (from 1934, abdicated 1951), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1983)
  • Nov 4 Yi Bangja, Crown Prince Euimin of Korea (1926-70), born in Tokyo, Japan d. 1989)
  • Nov 4 Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (discovery of the site of an ancient port city on the island of Thera, in the southern Aegean Sea), born in Lixoúrion, Cephalonia, Greece (d. 1974)
  • Nov 5 Eddie Paynter, English cricketer (England batting hero in Bodyline series), born in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England (d. 1979)
  • Nov 6 Juanita Hall, American actress (South Pacific, Flower Drum Song), born in Keyport, New Jersey (d. 1968)
  • Nov 8 Gheorge Gheorghiu-Dej, Romanian communist politician (President of the State Council 1961-65), born in Bârlad, Romania (d. 1965)
  • Nov 8 Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), born in Warsaw (d. 1983)
  • Nov 9 John Norrie McArthur, malariologist/microscopist
  • Nov 11 Sam Spiegel, American film producer (On the Waterfront, The Bridge on the River Kwai), born in Jarosław, Austrian Poland (d. 1985)
  • Nov 11 F. Van Wyck Mason, American historian and author (Three Harbours), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • Nov 14 Morton Downey, Wallingford Ct, singer (Star of the Family)
  • Nov 17 Joyce Wethered, British golfer (English Ladies' champion 1920–24), born in London, England (d. 1997)
  • Nov 17 Lee Strasberg, Austrian acting coach and actor (The Godfather: Part II, Somewhere in the Night), born in Budzanów, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • Nov 17 Max Zehnder, Swiss composer, born in Turgi (d. 1972)
  • Nov 17 Walter Hallstein, West German politician (CDU) (Hallstein doctrine)

Person of interestGeorge Gallup

Nov 18 George Gallup, American survey sampling pioneer and inventor of the Gallup poll, born in Jefferson, Iowa (d. 1984)

Inventor of the Gallup Poll George Gallup
Inventor of the Gallup Poll
George Gallup
  • Nov 18 Craig Wood, American golfer (US Masters, US Open 1941), born in Lake Placid, New York (d. 1968)
  • Nov 22 Lee Patrick, American actress (Topper, Maltese Falcon), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • Nov 22 Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish composer, born in Sagunto, Spain (d. 1999)
  • Nov 24 Andre Victor Tchelistcheff, winemaker
  • Nov 25 Tibor Serly, Hungarian violinist and composer (American Elegy), born in Losonc, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1978)
  • Nov 25 Arthur Liebehenschel, Commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp (d. 1948)
  • Nov 26 Philip Idenburg, Dutch statistician, born in Hillegersberg, Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • Nov 27 Ted Husing, American sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 29 Mildred Harris, American actress (The Magic Cloak, No No Nannette), born in Cheyenne, Wyoming (d. 1944)

About November 1901

How Old? 118 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Signs: Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21), Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)