On This Day

Famous People Born in November 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Barbara Bosson, American actress (Fay-Hill St Blues, Hooperman), born in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 2 Howard Wolpe, American politician (Rep-D-MI, 1979-93), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 2 Pauline Neville-Jones, English diplomat, born in Birmingham
  • Nov 2 Richard Serra, American sculptor and video artist, born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 2 Tom Thacker, American basketball forward (only player to play on NCAA, ABA and NBA C'ship teams), born in Covington, Kentucky
  • Nov 3 Terrence McNally, playwright (Bad Habits), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • Nov 5 Kenneth Walter, South African cricket pace bowler (1961-62 series v NZ), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
  • Nov 6 Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • Nov 6 Leonardo Quisumbing, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, born in Masbate, Philippines
  • Nov 7 Daniel Manneke, Dutch composer and organist, born in Kruiningen, Netherlands
  • Nov 9 Paul Cameron, American psychologist and sex researcher, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 10 Tommy "Bubba" Facenda, American rock and roll artist (High School U.S.A.), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Nov 10 Russell Means, Native American activist, actor, writer, and musician, born in Porcupine, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota (d. 2012)
  • Nov 11 Claudia Boyarskikh, USSR, 5K/10K cross country (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Nov 11 Denise Alexander, American actress (Mary McKinnon-Another World, Lesley Webber-General Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 12 Lucia Popp, Slovakian soprano (d. 1993)

  • Nov 13 Karel Br├╝ckner, Czech football manager, born in Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Nov 13 Idris Muhammad [Leo Morris], American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2014)
  • Nov 13 Robert Whitaker, British photographer, born in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England
  • Nov 14 Wendy (Walter) Carlos, Pawtucket RI, composer (Switched on Bach)
  • Nov 15 Yaphet Kotto, African-American actor (Alien, Homicide: Life on the Street), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 15 Erik Hansen, Danish 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Nov 15 Thalmus Rasulala, [Jack Crowder], actor (Blacula, Roots), born in Miami, Florida
  • Nov 17 Auberon Waugh, British author (d. 2001)
  • Nov 18 Brenda Vaccaro, American actress (Cactus Flower, Sara, Paper Dolls), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 18 John Cheek, Falkland Islands advocate

Person of interestMargaret Atwood

Nov 18 Margaret Atwood, Canadian author/poet, born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • Nov 18 Tom Johnson, American composer (Nine Bells), born in Greeley, Colorado
  • Nov 19 Garrick Utley, newscaster (1st Tuesday, NBC Weekend), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 19 Thomas Harkin, (Sen-D-Iowa, 1985- )
  • Nov 19 Warren "Pete" Moore, American singer (Miracles-Tears of a Clown), Detroit MI
  • Nov 20 Dick Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 21 Rick Lenz, actor (Hec Ramsey, Scandalous John), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Nov 21 R. Budd Dwyer, American politician who committed suicide on TV (d. 1987)
  • Nov 22 Allen Garfield, actor (Candidate, Beverly Hills Cop II), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Nov 22 Tom West, American astrophysicist

  • Nov 22 Mulayam Singh Yadav, Indian politician (Samajwadi Party), born in Etawah district, Uttar Pradesh
  • Nov 23 Betty Everett, American singer (Getting Mighty Crowded)
  • Nov 24 Jim Northrup, baseball player
  • Nov 24 Jim Yester, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Nov 24 Yoshinobu Miyake, Japan, featherweight (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • Nov 25 Martin Feldstein, American economist (1977 John Bates Clark Medal), chief economic adviser to President Reagan, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2019)
  • Nov 25 Rosanna Schiaffino, actress (Minotaur, Mazzabubu), born in Genoa, Italy

Person of interestTina Turner

Nov 26 Tina Turner, [Anna Mae Bullock], American singer (Proud Mary), born in Nutbush, Tennessee

Singer Tina Turner
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Tina Turner
  • Nov 26 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysian politician
  • Nov 27 Dave Giusti, American baseball player
  • Nov 28 Gary Troxel, rocker (The Fleetwoods), born in Centralia, Washington
  • Nov 29 Gennadiy Volnov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Nov 29 Meco [Domenico Monardo], American musician and record producer (Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk), born in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 29 Peter Bergman, American comedian, (d. 2012)

About November 1939

How Old? 79 or 80 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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