On This Day

Famous People Born in November 1917

  • Nov 1 Clarence E. Miller, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1967-93), born in Lancaster, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • Nov 1 Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American visual artist and co-founder of DuSable Museum of African American History, born in St. Rose, Louisiana (d. 2010)
  • Nov 1 Zenna Henderson, American sci-fi author (Anything Box), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 1983)
  • Nov 1 Joe Benner, American pistol shooter and coach (Olympic gold 1952; World C'ship gold 1949, 52, 54), born in Paragould, Arkansas (d. 1999)
  • Nov 1 Pat Mullin, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1947-48; Detroit Tigers), born in Trotter, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • Nov 2 Durward Knowles, Bahamas yachtsman (Olympic gold, Star class 1968), born in Nassau, Bahamas (d. 2018)
  • Nov 4 Leonardo Cimino, Italian-American actor (The Monster Squad, V, Dune, Waterworld, Hudson Hawk), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2012)
  • Nov 5 Claus Adam, American composer and cellist (Juilliard Quartet), born on Sumatra, Indonesia (d. 1983)
  • Nov 5 Jacob Everaers, Dutch office clerk and resistance fighter, born in Tholen, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Nov 5 Jacqueline Auriol, French aviator, born in Challans, Vendée, France (d. 2000)
  • Nov 5 Banarsi Das Gupta, Indian 4th Chief Minister of Haryana (1975-77), born in Bhiwani, Punjab, British India (d. 2007)
  • Nov 6 Edgar Whitcomb, American politician and Governor of Indiana (1969-73), born in Hayden, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • Nov 7 András Mihály, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1993)
  • Nov 7 Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), born in Brawley, California (d. 2015)
  • Nov 11 Julien-François Zbinden, Swiss composer, born in Rolle, Switzerland
  • Nov 11 Mack Reynolds, American sci-fi author (Earth War), born in Corcoran, California (d. 1983)

  • Nov 12 Joseph Coors, CEO (Adolph Coors Co Brewery)
  • Nov 12 Jo Stafford, Coalinga California, singer (You Belong to me, Never Smile Again)
  • Nov 13 Robert Sterling, American actor (George Kirby-Adv of Topper), born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • Nov 15 Gerardus H de Bold, bishop of Breda (1962-67)
  • Nov 16 John Whiting, British actor, dramatist and critic (PT Raiders, The Devils, The Good Companions), born in Salisbury, England (d. 1963)
  • Nov 17 Jack Lescoulie, TV host (Jackie Gleason Show), born in Sacramento, California

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Nov 19 Indira Gandhi, 4th Prime Minister of India (1966-77, 1980-84), born in Allahabad India (d. 1984)

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • Nov 20 Max Georg Baumann, German composer (Libertas Cruciata), born in Kronbacher, Germany (d. 1999)
  • Nov 20 Pam Henning [Cornelia Catharina Pamela Ingenegeren], Indonesian-Dutch cabaret dancer and actress, born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 2008)
  • Nov 20 Ram Gopal, Indian-English dancer (Blue Peter, Purple Plain), born in Bangalore, India (d. 2003)
  • Nov 20 Robert Byrd, US Senator (Democrat-WV, 1959-2010), majority leader and once the longest-serving Senator in history, born in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina (d. 2010)
  • Nov 20 Bobby Locke, South African golfer (British Open 1949-50, 52, 57), born in Germiston, South Africa (d. 1987)
  • Nov 21 Sem Presser, Dutch press photographer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1986)
  • Nov 22 Jean-Etienne Marie, composer
  • Nov 22 Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter, born in Paris, France
  • Nov 23 Hugh Joseph Charles James L'Etang, medical writer
  • Nov 24 Richard Bilderback Hervig, composer
  • Nov 24 Rita Corita, [Hendrika Sturm], Dutch singer
  • Nov 26 Adele Jergens, American actress (Dark Past, Fuller Brush Man), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Nov 27 Buffalo Bob Smith [Robert Emil Schmidt], American TV host (Howdy Doody), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1998)
  • Nov 27 Tiny Rowland, [Roland Fuhrop], German/British owner (Observer)
  • Nov 28 Kees Schilperoort, Dutch radio and TV host, born in Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 1999)
  • Nov 29 Merle Travis, Muhlenberg County KY, country singer (16 Tons) (d. 1983)

About November 1917

How Old? 102 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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