On This Day

Famous People Born in November 1916

  • Nov 2 Al Campanis, Greek baseball second baseman and executive (first Greek player in MLB history; GM LA Dodgers 1968-87), born in Kos, Greece (d. 1998)

Person of interestWalter Cronkite

Nov 4 Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 2009)

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • Nov 4 Ruth Handler [née Mosko], American toy manufacturer (invented the Barbie doll), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2002)
  • Nov 4 John Basilone, US Marine (Medal of Honor at the Battle for Henderson Field), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1945)
  • Nov 5 Len Wilkinson, English cricketer (England leg-spinner just before WW II), born in Northwich, Cheshire, England (d. 2002)
  • Nov 5 Jim Tabor, American MLB 3rd baseman (2 x grand slams in one game), born in New Hope, Alabama (d. 1953)
  • Nov 6 Ray Conniff, American bandleader and musician (Ray Conniff Singers), born in Attleboro, Massachusetts (d. 2002)
  • Nov 7 Joe Bushkin, American jazz pianist (A Couple of Joes), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 8 Frank McGuire, American basketball coach (won 550 games in 30 college seasons), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Nov 8 Peter Weiss, German author and playwright (Marat/Sade), born in Nowawes, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1982)
  • Nov 10 Billy May, American orchestra leader and composer (The Green Hornet, Mod Squad, Batman), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • Nov 10 Guido Turchi, Italian composer (Invettiva), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2010)
  • Nov 11 Eladio Rusconi, writer/publisher/businessman
  • Nov 12 Jean Papineau-Couture, composer
  • Nov 12 Liam Dunn, NJ, actor (Koska & his Family)
  • Nov 12 Paul Emery, British racing driver (d. 1993)

  • Nov 12 Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (d. 1986)
  • Nov 14 Sherwood Schwartz, TV creator (Brady Bunch, Gilligan Is), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Nov 15 Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, 1st female Governor-General of Barbados (1990-95)
  • Nov 16 Daws Butler, American animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1988)
  • Nov 17 Winson Hudson, community activist (rural Mississippi)
  • Nov 18 James L. Lyons, American jazz promoter (founder of the Monterey Jazz Festival) (d. 1994)
  • Nov 20 Ferdinand Alphons Marie van der Ham, Dutch WW II resistance fighter, born in Voorburg, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Nov 20 Robert A. Bruce, American cardiologist and pioneer (exercise cardiology), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • Nov 20 John Elwyn, British painter, born in Adpar, Wales (d. 1997)
  • Nov 20 Evelyn Keyes, American actress (Adventure of Martin Eden), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2008)
  • Nov 21 Sid Luckman, American NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)
  • Nov 23 Michael Gough, English actor (Hammer Horror Films, Search for the Nile), born in Kuala Lumpur, British Malaya (d. 2011)
  • Nov 24 Forrest J Ackerman, invented the term "sci-fi"
  • Nov 26 Bob Elliott, MLB player (Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Braves), born in San Francisco (d. 1966)
  • Nov 26 Mareo Ishiketa, Japanese composer, born in Wakayama, Japan (d. 1996)
  • Nov 27 Chick Hearn, American NBA broadcaster (called 3,338 LA Lakers games), born in Aurora, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • Nov 28 Lilian Baels, Princess of Réthy, English 2nd wife of Belgian king Leopold III, born in London (d. 2002)
  • Nov 29 Valentino Bucchi, composer
  • Nov 29 Frances "Fran" Ryan, American actress (Stripes, The Long Riders), born n Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • Nov 30 Michael Gwynn, English actor (Village of Damned, Question 7), born in Bath, England (d. 1976)

About November 1916

How Old? 103 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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