On This Day

Famous People Born in November 1938

  • Nov 2 Patrick Buchanan, American conservative political commentator and politician, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 2 Ria Beckers, Dutch politician and leader of the progressive Christian party PPR, born in Driebergen, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Nov 2 Jay Black, American singer (Jay and the Americans), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 2 Queen Sofia, consort of King Juan Carlos I (Spain), born Princess of Greece and Denmark in Athens, Greece
  • Nov 3 Pupi Avati, Italian director (Festival, Bix, Impiegati), born in Bologna, Italy
  • Nov 3 Martin Dunwoody, British mathematician
  • Nov 3 Jean Rollin, French director and screenwriter
  • Nov 3 Frank McKinney, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m medley), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • Nov 4 Harry Elston, American R&B singer (Friends of Distinction), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 5 Chris Robinson, America actor (Stanley, General Hospital, Another World), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Nov 5 Joe Dassin, French-American singer (Les Champs-Élysées), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)
  • Nov 5 César Luis Menotti, Argentine football player (1978 FIFA World Cup) and coach, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Nov 6 P. J. Proby [James Marcus Smith], American singer, songwriter and actor (Hold Me, Three Week Hero), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 6 Jim Pike, American singer (The Lettermen)
  • Nov 6 Dumitru Rusu, Romanian painter, born in Ilişeşti, Suceava
  • Nov 7 Dee Clark, American singer (Raindrops), born in Blytheville, Arkansas (d. 1990)

  • Nov 7 Jim Katt, American baseball pitcher and sportscaster (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Zeeland, Michigan
  • Nov 8 John Asprey, British jeweller and multi-millionaire
  • Nov 8 Pleuni Touw, Dutch actress (Bride Flight, Dokter Deen), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
  • Nov 8 Richard Stoker, British composer, born in Castleford, Yorkshire
  • Nov 8 Driss Basri, Moroccan politician (Interior Minister 1979-99), born in Settat, Morocco (d. 2007)
  • Nov 8 Murtala Mohammed, Nigerian military ruler, born in Bendel State, Colonial Nigeria (d. 1976)
  • Nov 8 Dick Ritger, American ten-pin bowler (Tournament of Champions 1970, 79 runner-up; 20 career PBA Tour titles), born in River Falls, Wisconsin (d. 2020)
  • Nov 9 Ti-Grace Atkinson, American feminist author, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Nov 10 Hein van Royen, Dutch director of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (1974-91), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • Nov 11 Narvel Felts, country singer
  • Nov 11 John Reilly, actor (Sean-General Hospital, Dallas, Hamptons), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 11 Josef Odozil, Czech, 1500m (Olympic silver 1964)
  • Nov 11 Roger Laver, [Jackson], rock keyboardist (Tornados)
  • Nov 11 Haruhiro Yamashita, Japanese gymnast
  • Nov 12 Benjamin Mkapa, Tanzanian politician, President of Tanzania (1995-2005), born in Ndanda, Tanganyika (d. 2020)
  • Nov 13 Jean Seberg, American actress (Breathless, Paint Your Wagon), born in Marshaltown, Iowa (d. 1979)
  • Nov 13 Gérald Godin, French-Canadian poet and politician, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 1994)
  • Nov 13 Adrian Barber, British musician and producer, born in Ilkley, United Kingdom
  • Nov 16 Richard Landry, American composer, born in Cecilia, Louisiana
  • Nov 16 Toni Brown, American guitarist, singer and keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)

  • Nov 16 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (Anarchy, State, and Utopia), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Nov 17 Alvaro Leon Cassuto, composer

Person of interestGordon Lightfoot

Nov 17 Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian folksinger (Sundown), born in Orillia, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Singer-songwriter
Gordon Lightfoot
  • Nov 17 Thomas Black, English industrial/auto collector
  • Nov 18 Karl Schranz, Austrian slalom (Olympic-1968)
  • Nov 19 Frank Misson, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1960-61)
  • Nov 19 Hank Medress, rocker (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 19 Richard Dumbrill, cricketer (South African all-rounder in 5 Tests 1965-67)

Person of interestTed Turner

Nov 19 Ted Turner, American founder of CNN, owner of the Atlanta Braves and winner of the America's Cup in 1977, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • Nov 20 Tony White, West Indian cricketer (2 Tests WI v Australia 1965), born in Brighton, Saint Michael, Barbados
  • Nov 21 Robert Drivas, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Illustrated Man), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Nov 21 Robert Drivas, [Choromokos], actor (Our Private World), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 22 Henry C. Lee, Chinese-born American criminologist
  • Nov 23 Herbert Achternbusch, actor (Hedes, Mix Wix, Wohin), born in Munich. Germany
  • Nov 23 Esko Nikkari, Finnish actor

Person of interestOscar Robertson

Nov 24 Oscar Robertson [The Big O], NBA guard (Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Olympic gold 1960), born in Charlotte, Tennessee

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • Nov 24 Wynne Bradburn, cricketer (father of Grant NZ batsman v South Africa 1964)
  • Nov 24 Charles Starkweather, American Spree Killer (d. 1959)
  • Nov 24 Willy Claes, Belgian politician
  • Nov 24 Spencer Johnson, American author (Who Moved My Cheese?), born in Watertown, South Dakota (d. 2017)
  • Nov 25 John "Jack" Baines, mountaineering publisher
  • Nov 26 Porter Goss, American politician (Rep-R-Florida) and 1st Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Nov 26 Rich Little, Canadian-American impressionist and actor (Love on a Rooftop), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nov 26 Rodney Jory, Australian physicist, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Nov 27 Jose Tartabull, baseball player
  • Nov 30 Jean Eustache, French filmmaker

About November 1938

How Old? 81 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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