On This Day

Famous People Born in November 1914

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Sabby Lewis, American jazz pianist and arranger, born in Middleburgh, North Carolina (d. 1994)
  • Nov 2 Ray Walston, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Damn Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2001)
  • Nov 2 Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1938-39, 42-43; World Series 1940; Cincinnati Reds), born in Prospect Park, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • Nov 3 Hallgrímur Helgason, Icelandic novelist (Höfundur Íslands), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Nov 4 Carlos Castillo Armas, Dictator and President of Guatemala (1954-57), born in Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, Guatemala (d. 1957)
  • Nov 5 Hans de Koster, Dutch Minister of Defense (1971-73), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Nov 5 Alton Tobey, American artist, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • Nov 6 Jonathan Harris, American actor (Dr Zachary Smith-Lost in Space), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2002)
  • Nov 7 R. A. Lafferty, American sci-fi author (Devil is Dead), born in Neola, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • Nov 8 Lute T de Cock, student/resistance fighter
  • Nov 8 Norman Lloyd, American actor, producer and director (Dead Poets Society, Alfred Hitchcock Presents), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Nov 8 Peter Mondavi, Napa Valley winemaker (Charles Krug), born in Virginia, Minnesota (d. 2016)

Person of interestHedy Lamarr

Nov 9 Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress (Ecstasy, Samson & Delilah) and inventor (radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2000)

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • Nov 9 Colin Falkland Gray, New Zealand fighter ace of the Second World War, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1995)
  • Nov 11 Daisy Bates, American civil rights activist and publisher, born in Huttig, Union County Arkansas (d. 1999)
  • Nov 11 Hansje Toussaint [Hermina A Schenk], Dutch singer (Sing of the Cross), born in Den Helder, Netherlands (d. 1984)

  • Nov 11 Howard Fast, American screenwriter (Rachel & the Stranger, Spartacus), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 11 Perry Richardson Bass, American heir, investor and philanthropist, born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Nov 11 Henry Wade, American lawyer (Dallas County District Attorney 1951-87), born in Rockwall County, Texas (d. 2001)
  • Nov 12 Edward "Henricus" Schillebeeckx, Dutch theologist
  • Nov 12 Roberto Cavanagh, Argentina, polo (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Nov 12 Sylvi Saimo, Finland, 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Nov 14 Eric John Crozier, producer/librettist
  • Nov 14 Florentine Rost van Tonningen-Heubel, Dutch black widow/Nazi
  • Nov 14 Ken Carson, Coalgate Oklahoma, singer (Garry Moore Show)
  • Nov 15 Gheorghe Dumitrescu, composer
  • Nov 15 Jorge Bolet, pianist (C'eurties Instituka), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Nov 17 Archie Campbell, Bullsgap Tenn, comedian (Hee Haw)
  • Nov 20 Emilio Pucci, Italian fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1954), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1992)
  • Nov 22 Peter Woolridge Townsend, war hero courtier writer
  • Nov 23 [Arthur] Wilson "Bob" Tucker, American sci-fi author (Time Masters)
  • Nov 23 Roger Avon, British actor (Doctor Who, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.), born in Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, England (d. 1998)
  • Nov 24 Elise Hoomans, Dutch director and actress (Jane Eyre, Barocco), born in Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1991)

Person of interestJoe DiMaggio

Nov 25 Joe DiMaggio, American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder (MLB record 56-game hitting streak), born in Martinez, California (d. 1999)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Nov 25 Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist (Mississippi)
  • Nov 25 Léon Zitrone, Russian-born French journalist and television host (d. 1995)
  • Nov 27 Evangeline Bruce, hostess
  • Nov 28 Gertrude Jeannette, African American taxi driver, playwright and film and stage actress (Shaft, Cotton Comes to Harlem), born in Urbana, Arkansas (d. 2018)
  • Nov 29 Edith Tilton Penrose, American-born British economist (The Theory of the Growth of the Firm), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1996)
  • Nov 29 Taisen Deshimaru, Saga City Japan, found several Zen centers in France

About November 1914

How Old? 104 or 105 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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