On This Day

Famous People Born in November 1922

  • Nov 1 George S. Irving [Shelasky], American broadway singer and actor (Dumplings), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Nov 2 John Pinsent, English classical scholar (Greek mythology) (d. 1995)
  • Nov 4 Poul Rovsing Olsen, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1982)
  • Nov 4 Benno Besson, Swiss actor and director (Der Arzt wider Willen), born in Yverdon-les-Bains, Vaud, Switzerland (d. 2006)
  • Nov 4 Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle, French resistance fighter and assassin of Admiral of the Fleet and Vichy Prime Minister François Darlan, born in Algiers, French Empire (d. 1942)
  • Nov 5 Violet Barclay, American illustrator, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2010)
  • Nov 6 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, born in Karlstad, Värmland County (d. 2013)
  • Nov 7 Al Hirt, jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 8 Christiaan Barnard, South African cardiac surgeon (perform 1st heart transplant), born in Beaufort West, Union of South Africa (d. 2001)
  • Nov 8 Ademir de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (Brazil national team 1945-53), born in Recife, Brazil (d. 1996)
  • Nov 9 Dorothy Dandridge, American actress (Porgy & Bess), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • Nov 9 Raymond Devos, Belgian-French humorist, born in Mouscron, Belgium (d. 2006)
  • Nov 9 Imre Lakatos, Hungarian philosopher, born in Debrecen, Hungary (d. 1974)

Person of interestKurt Vonnegut

Nov 11 Kurt Vonnegut Jr, American author (Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2007)

  • Nov 12 Kim Hunter [Janet Cole], American actress (A Streetcar Named Desire, Planet of the Apes), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • Nov 13 Jack Narz, American TV game show host (Dotto, Video Village), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2008)

  • Nov 13 Madeleine Sherwood, Canadian actress (Mother Superior - Flying Nun), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • Nov 13 Oskar Werner, Austrian film actor and director (The Shoes of the Fisherman, Das Ekel), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1984)
  • Nov 14 Veronica Lake [Constance Ockleman], American actress (Sullivan's Travels, I Married a Witch), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1973)
  • Nov 14 Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian politician and 6th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1992- 96), born in Cairo (d. 2016)
  • Nov 14 Marina Candael, Flemish dancer/choreography (Rhapsody in Blue)
  • Nov 15 Francesco Rosi, director (Lucky Luciano), born in Naples, Italy
  • Nov 15 Giorgio Manganelli, writer
  • Nov 15 Paul Acket, Dutch publisher/organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz)
  • Nov 16 Royal Dano, American actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Nov 16 Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist who designed the IBM mainframe, born in Flandreau, South Dakota (d. 2015)

Person of interestJosé Saramago

Nov 16 José Saramago, Portuguese writer and Nobel laureate, born in Azinhaga, Santarém, Portugal (d. 2010)

Novelist José Saramago
Novelist
José Saramago
  • Nov 17 Emile Noel, international civil servant
  • Nov 18 Luis Somoza Debayle, President of Nicaragua (1956-63), born in León, Nicaragua (d. 1967)
  • Nov 18 Marjorie Gestring, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1936) (d. 1992)
  • Nov 18 Viktor Afanasyev, Soviet politician and editor (Pravda), born in Aktamysh, Tatar A.S.S.R., Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic (d. 1994)
  • Nov 18 Al Dvorin, American Elvis Presley concert announcer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Nov 19 Stanley Keith Runcorn, British geophysicist (pioneering studies of paleomagnetism provided early evidence in support of the theory of continental drift), born in Southport, Lancashire, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 19 Yuri Knorozov, Russian epigrapher (d. 1999)
  • Nov 20 Louis van Gasteren, Dutch actor and director (The House, De prijs van overleven), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • Nov 21 Maria Casares [Pérez], Spanish-French actress (Orpheus, Lectrice), born in A Coruña, Spain (d. 1996)
  • Nov 21 Abe Lemons, American basketball coach, born in Ryan, Oklahoma (d. 2002)
  • Nov 22 Fikret Amirov, Azerbaijani-Soviet composer (Azerbaijan Capriccio, Shur), born in Ganja, Azerbaijan (d. 1984)

Person of interestEugene Stoner

Nov 22 Eugene Stoner, American firearms designer and inventor of the M16, born in Gosport, Indiana (d. 1997)

Inventor Eugene Stoner
Inventor
Eugene Stoner
  • Nov 23 Manuel Fraga Iribarne, president of Spanish Galicia
  • Nov 25 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, born in Poruba (d. 2013)
  • Nov 25 Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (Le tour de chant de Gloria Lasso), born in Vilafranca del Penedès, Catalonia (d. 2005)

Person of interestCharles M. Schulz

Nov 26 Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (Peanuts), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2000)

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz
  • Nov 26 Étienne Gailly, Belgian long distance runner (famous Olympic bronze finish 1948), born in Beringen, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • Nov 28 Helen Copley, American newspaper publisher (The San Diego Union-Tribune), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 2004)
  • Nov 29 Benjamin Smit, Curacaos architect (St Elizabeth Hospital)
  • Nov 29 Minnie Minoso, Cuban baseball left-fielder (9-time MLB All Star; Gold Glove Award 1957, 59, 60; Chicago WS), born in Perico, Cuba (d. 2015)
  • Nov 30 Robert Evett, composer

About November 1922

How Old? 97 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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