On This Day

Famous People Born in November 1909

  • Nov 1 Bruno Bjelinski [Weiss], Croatian composer, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1992)
  • Nov 3 James Reston, American journalist (New York Times), born in Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • Nov 4 Bert Patenaude, American soccer forward (4 caps; scorer of first hat-trick in World Cup history, 1930), born in Fall River, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • Nov 4 Evelyn Johnson, American pilot (most flying hours - 57,685), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • Nov 6 Heinz Rottger, German composer, born in Herford, Germany (d. 1977)
  • Nov 6 Henk Bijvanck, Dutch composer, born in Kudus, Java (d. 1969)
  • Nov 8 Alberto Erede, Italian conductor, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 2001)
  • Nov 9 H. M. van Randwijk, Dutch author and founder (Vrij Netherland), born in Gorinchem, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • Nov 9 Robert Douglas, English actor (Adv of Don Juan), born in Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire (d. 1999)
  • Nov 10 Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian, born in Ulyanovsk, Russia (d. 1970)
  • Nov 11 Robert Ryan, American actor (Billy Budd, The Dirty Dozen, The Longest Day), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • Nov 13 Gunnar Bjornstrand, Swedish actor (Shame, Dreams), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • Nov 13 Paul de Vree, Flemish author (Between Doubt & Tears), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1982)

Person of interestJoseph McCarthy

Nov 14 Joseph McCarthy, American Senator (Rep - Wisconsin) who claimed communists infiltrated the US government, born in Grand Chute, Wisconsin (d. 1957)

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • Nov 15 Don Large, Canadian choral director (Wayne King)
  • Nov 17 Gerald Savory, British actor playwright and TV producer (Heart of the Matter), born in London, England (d. 1996)

Person of interestJohnny Mercer

Nov 18 Johnny Mercer, American lyricist (Moon River, Old Black Magic), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1976)

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
Johnny Mercer
  • Nov 19 Rose Isabel Williams, sister of Tennessee Williams, born in Gulfport, Mississippi (d. 1996)
  • Nov 19 Peter Drucker, Austrian-American management theorist, born in Kaasgraben, Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2005)
  • Nov 20 Alan Bible, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Nev, 1954-74), born in Lovelock, Nevada (d. 1988)
  • Nov 22 Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop of Haarlem Netherlands (1966-83)
  • Nov 22 Mikhail Mil, Russian aviation designer (d. 1970)
  • Nov 22 Moses Josiah Madiba, South African author and first African chancellor of the University of the North, born in Seshego, Pietersburg District (d. 1985)
  • Nov 23 Nigel Tranter, author/historian (River Realm, Robert the Bruce)
  • Nov 24 Hans Melchior Brugk, composer
  • Nov 24 Hotze de Roos, Dutch youth book author (Chameleon)
  • Nov 25 Hugh Davson, physiologist/writer
  • Nov 25 Manny Martindale, West Indian cricketer (fiery WI pace bowler of 30's), born in St Lucy, Barbados (d. 1972)
  • Nov 26 Frances Dee, American actress (Of Human Bondage), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • Nov 26 Eugene Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright (Rhinoceros, Bald Soprano), born in Slatina, Romania (d. 1994)
  • Nov 27 Donald John Urquhart, English librarian, born in Whitley Bay, England (d. 1994)
  • Nov 27 James Agee, American author (African Queen, Death in Family), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 1955)
  • Nov 27 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (decidability of various algebraic groups), born in Moscow (d. 1967)
  • Nov 28 Aleksandar Ranković, Yugoslavic partisan and 1st Vice President of Yugoslavia (1963-66), born in Draževac, Serbia (d. 1983)
  • Nov 29 Rupert Davies, methodist Scholar
  • Nov 30 Robert Nighthawk, American musician (d. 1967)

About November 1909

How Old? 110 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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