On This Day

Famous People Born in November 1955

  • Nov 1 Beth Leavel, American actress (The Drowsy Chaperone), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Nov 2 Frank Gilligan, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 2 Mark Reynolds, American yachtsman (Olympic gold, Star class 1992, 2000), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 2 Chris Burnett, American musician and composer, born in Olathe, Kansas
  • Nov 3 Phil Simms, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 1986 [MVP], 90; NY Giants) and broadcaster (ESPN, NBC CBS), born in Springfield, Kentucky
  • Nov 4 Peter Boynton, American actor (Tonio-As the World Turns), born in Damariscotta, Maine
  • Nov 4 Matti Vanhanen, 40th Prime Minister of Finland (2003-10), born in Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Nov 5 Karan Thapar, Indian journalist, political analyst and commentator, born in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Nov 5 Nestor Serrano, American actor (Navi Araz-24), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 5 Kris Jenner, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 6 Maria Shriver, American newscaster (Sunday Today) and ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 6 Paul Romer, American economist (Nobel Prize 2018, endogenous growth theory), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Nov 7 Detlef Ultsch, German judoka (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Sonneberg, Bezirk Suhl, East Germany
  • Nov 7 René Marie, American jazz singer (Sound of Red), born in Warrenton, Virginia
  • Nov 9 Bob Nault, French Canadian politician (Member of the Canadian Parliament for Kenora—Rainy River), born in Ste. Anne, Manitoba
  • Nov 9 Karen Dotrice, British actress (Mary Poppins), born in Guernsey, Channel Islands

  • Nov 9 Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian film director (The Constant Gardener), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Nov 9 Don Schiff, American guitarist, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Nov 10 Jack Clark, Penns, American MLB outfielder (Giants, Cards, Yanks, Padres), born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 10 James Chapman, American novelist (Stet)
  • Nov 10 Roland Emmerich, German film producer and director (2012, The Day After Tomorrow), born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Nov 11 Jigme Singye Wangchuk, king of Bhutan (1972- )
  • Nov 12 Leslie McKeown, rock vocalist (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)

Person of interestWhoopi Goldberg

Nov 13 Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], American actress, comedian and singer (Color Purple, Burglar), born in NYC, New York

  • Nov 14 Jack Sikma, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Kankalee, Illinois
  • Nov 14 Willie Hernandez, pitcher (Cy Young Award)
  • Nov 15 Oliver Conant, American actor (Summer of '42), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 15 Joe Leeway, British instrumentalist and songwriter (Thompson Twins), born in Islington, London, England
  • Nov 15 Georgie Born, English academic, anthropologist and musician (Henry Cow), born in Wheatley, England
  • Nov 15 Henry Corra, American documentarian
  • Nov 15 Ildikó Enyedi, Hungarian film director and screenwriter (On Body and Soul), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Nov 16 Pierre Larouche, Canadian National Hockey League player
  • Nov 17 Bill McCreary, Ontario, NHL referee
  • Nov 17 Peter Cox, rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down)
  • Nov 17 Yolanda King, actress (Fluke, Ghosts of Mississippi)
  • Nov 17 Dennis Maruk, Canadian hockey player

  • Nov 18 Jake Brockman, British musician (Echo and the Bunnymen), born in Borneo (d. 2009)
  • Nov 19 Gloria Guida, Merano Italy, Miss Teenage Italy (1974)
  • Nov 19 Sam Hamm, American screenwriter
  • Nov 20 Thea Vidale, actress (Family Matters)
  • Nov 20 Timothy Kristian Charles Mace, British cosmonaut
  • Nov 21 Cedric Maxwell, American basketball player
  • Nov 22 James Edwards, American basketball center (NBA C'ship 1989, 90 Detroit Pistons, 1996 Chicago Bulls), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Nov 22 Sue Novara-Reber, cyclist (1975 World sprint champ), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Nov 22 Wayne Tolleson, baseball player
  • Nov 23 Steven Brust, [Karl Zoltan], American sci-fi author (Yendi, Jhereg)
  • Nov 23 Ludovico Einaudi, Italian composer and pianist
  • Nov 23 Mary Landrieu, American politician, senior senator of Louisiana
  • Nov 24 Clement Burke, rock drummer (Blondie)

Person of interestIan Botham

Nov 24 Ian Botham, England cricket captain, all-rounder (102 Tests, 5,200 runs, 383 wickets), born in Heswall, England

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • Nov 24 Scott Hoch, American golfer (US Masters 1989 runner-up, Ryder Cup 1997, 2002), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Nov 24 Elvis Ramone, American drummer (The Ramones)
  • Nov 24 Takashi Yuasa, Japanese lawyer
  • Nov 24 Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Swedish politician
  • Nov 25 Bruno Tonioli, Italian born British dancer
  • Nov 26 Bob Walk, American baseball player, born in Van Nuys, California
  • Nov 26 Jay Howell, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, Oakland A's), born in Miami, Florida
  • Nov 26 Tracy Hickman, American sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Nov 27 Bill Nye, the Science Guy, TV Host
  • Nov 27 Pierre Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 28 Adem Jashari, Albanian freedom fighter
  • Nov 28 Alessandro Altobelli, Italian footballer
  • Nov 28 Jeffrey Byron, American actor
  • Nov 29 Howie Mandel, comedian (Dr Wayne Fiscus-St Elsewhere), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 30 Andy Gray, English soccer player
  • Nov 30 Billy Idol, [William Broad], rocker (White Wedding)
  • Nov 30 Kevin Conroy, actor (Tour of Duty, Another World), born in Westport, Connecticut
  • Nov 30 Richard Burr, American politician

About November 1955

How Old? 64 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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