On This Day

Famous People Born in November 1923

  • Nov 1 Bruce Dooland, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests; Nottinghamshire; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1955), born in Cowandilla, South Australia (d. 1980)
  • Nov 1 Edward A de Jongh, Antillian author (The Arch)
  • Nov 1 Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian-American sci-fi author (Genetic General), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 2001)
  • Nov 1 Victoria de los Ángeles, Catalan operatic lyric soprano, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2005)
  • Nov 3 Tomás Cardinal Ó Fiaich, Northern Irish clergyman (d. 1990)
  • Nov 3 Glen Brand, American wrestler (Olympic gold middleweight 1948), born in Clarion, Iowa (d.2008)
  • Nov 4 Freddy Heineken, Dutch beer brewer (Heineken), born in Amsterdam (d. 2002)
  • Nov 5 Ian Munro, British medical journalist, humanitarian and cricketer, born in Bradford, England (d. 1997)
  • Nov 6 Aleksandra Chudina, Soviet athlete, track jumper (Olympic-2 silver-1952), born in Kurkinsky District, Russia (d. 1990)
  • Nov 6 Clay [David] Jones, Welsh gardener (BBC Gardener's Question Time), born in Cardigan, Wales (d. 1996)
  • Nov 6 Renato Capecchi, Italian violinist and baritone, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1998)
  • Nov 8 Dmitry Jazov, Russian Minister of Defense (1991 coup), born in Omsk Oblast, Soviet Union

Person of interestJack Kilby

Nov 8 Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer (Nobel 2010 - handheld calculator, integrated circuit), born in Jefferson City, Missouri (d. 2005)

Engineer and Computer Scientist Jack Kilby
Engineer and Computer Scientist
Jack Kilby
  • Nov 9 Alice Coachman, American athlete (Olympic gold high jump 1948), born in Albany, Georgia (d. 2014)
  • Nov 12 Vicco von Bülow, German film director
  • Nov 12 Alirio Díaz, Venezuelan guitarist, composer, and musicologist, born in Caserio La Candelaria, Venezuela (d. 2016)
  • Nov 13 Linda Christian, Mexican actress (Athena, VIPs, Battle Zone), born in Tampico, Mexico (d. 2011)
  • Nov 13 Arthur Hiller, Canadian director (Love Story), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 2016)
  • Nov 14 Margaret Courtenay, Welsh actress, singer and entertainer (Royal Flash, Duet for One), born in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1996)
  • Nov 15 Peter Hammond, British actor and director (The Buccaneers, King of the Castle), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • Nov 17 Bert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great NZ left-handed batsman)
  • Nov 17 Robert Francis Vere Heuston, British professor of law
  • Nov 17 Mike Garcia, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • Nov 18 Ted Stevens, American politician (U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1968-2009), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2010)
  • Nov 18 Alan Shepard, American astronaut and 1st American in space, born in Derry, New Hampshire (d. 1998)
  • Nov 20 Beryl Sprinkel, American economist (Council of Economic Advisers), born in Richmond, Missouri (d. 2009)
  • Nov 20 Nadine Gordimer, South African author (July's people, Nobel 1991), born in Springs, Transvaal, (d. 2014)
  • Nov 22 Dika Newlin, American composer, Schoenberg expert and punk rocker, born in Portland, Oregan (d. 2006)
  • Nov 23 Angelo John Novarese, record company founder
  • Nov 23 Guy [Gaetano] Molinari, American politician (R-House of Representatives from New York, 1981-1983), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • Nov 23 Nadia Gray [Nadia Kujnir-Herescu], Romanian actress (Naked Runner, Maniac, Candide), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1994)
  • Nov 23 Daniel Brewster, American democrat (d. 2007)
  • Nov 23 Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (Hambletonian x 4; Little Brown Jug x 5; Messenger Stakes x 7), born in Gloversville, NY (d. 1986)
  • Nov 25 Jaap van Meekren, Dutch TV host (AVRO/RTL4)
  • Nov 25 Mauno Koivisto, President of Finland (1982-94), born in Turku (d. 2017)
  • Nov 25 Art Wall Jr, American golfer (Masters 1959), born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Nov 26 Patricia "Pat" Phoenix, British actress (Coronation Street, L Shaped Room), born in Fallowfield, Manchester, England (d. 1986)
  • Nov 27 Robert A. Young, American politician (Rep-D-MO, 1977-87), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • Nov 28 Helen Delich Bentley, American politician (Rep-R-MD, 1985-95), born in Ruth, Nevada (d. 2016)
  • Nov 28 Phyllis Jenkins, literary & theatrical agent community activist
  • Nov 28 Gloria Grahame, American actress (Crossfire, Sudden Fear, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1981)
  • Nov 28 Lorna Beal (née Larter), Australian cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests; 16 dismissals), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2020)
  • Nov 29 Frank Reynolds, E Chicago Ind, news anchor (ABC Evening News)

About November 1923

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

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