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Famous Birthdays on November 13

  • 354 Augustine of Hippo, North African Christian theologian and philosopher, born in Thagaste, Numidia (d. 430)

Edward III

1312 Edward III, King of England (1327-77) noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority, born in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England (d. 1377)

  • 1486 Johann Eck, German Scholastic theologian and early counter-reformer against Lutheran challenges, born in Egg, Swabia (d. 1543)
  • 1504 Philip I (the Generous), Landgrave of Hesse and important early protestant ruler, born in Marburg, Landgraviate of Hesse, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1567)
  • 1559 Albert VII, Archduke of Austria, born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1621)
  • 1572 Cyril Lucaris, Greek theologian and Patriarch of Constantinople, born in Heraklion, Greece (d. 1638)
  • 1663 Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, German musician and composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1712)
  • 1679 Thomas Philip Wallrad de Hénin-Liétard d'Alsace, Cardinal- Archbishop of Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1759)
  • 1699 Jan Zach, Czech violinist, organist, and composer, baptized in Čelákovice, Bohemia (d. 1773)
  • 1710 Charles Simon Favart, French dramatist, born in Paris (d. 1792)
  • 1714 William Shenstone, English poet, born in Leasowes, England (d. 1763)
  • 1715 Dorothea Erxleben, German first female medical doctor, born in Quedlinburg, Germany (d. 1762)
  • 1718 John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, British statesman who claimed to have invented the sandwich, born in Chiswick, England (d. 1792)
  • 1718 Anton Laube, Bohemian composer, born in Brüx (d. 1784)

John Dickinson

1732 John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania, born in Talbot County, Maryland (d. 1808)

  • 1759 Timothy Olmstead, early American composer (d. 1848)
  • 1760 Jiaqing, 5th Emperor of Qing Dynasty, born in Beijing (d. 1820)
  • 1782 Esaias Tegnér, Swedish writer (Frithjof's Saga), born in Kyrkerud, Sweden (d. 1846)
  • 1785 Caroline Lamb, English aristocrat, author (Glenarvon), wife of William Lamb, lover of Lord Byron (d. 1828)
  • 1789 Jean Martin de Ron, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1817)
  • 1792 Edward John Trelawny, English traveler and author (Adv of Younger Son), born in London (d. 1881)
  • 1801 Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Queen consort of Prussia (1840-61), born in Munich (d. 1873)
  • 1801 Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, Queen of Saxony, born in Munich (d. 1877)
  • 1804 Theophilus Hunter Holmes, Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), born in Sampson County, North Carolina (d. 1880)
  • 1809 John A. Dahlgren, US Navy officer and inventor (Civil war Dahlgren-cannon), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1870)
  • 1811 Yuri Karlovich Arnold, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Petrograd (d. 1898)
  • 1813 John Wolcott Phelps, American abolitionist, author and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Guilford County, Vermont (d. 1885)
  • 1813 Peter II, prince-bishop of Montenegro (1830-51) and poet (The Ray of The Microcosm), born in Njeguši, Montenegro (d. 1851)
  • 1814 Joseph Hooker, American Major General (Union Army), born in Hadley, Massachusetts (d. 1879)

Edwin Booth

1833 Edwin Booth, American Shakespearean actor (Hamlet), born in Bel Air, Maryland (d. 1893)

  • 1834 Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco), born in Tixtla, Guerrero, Mexico (d. 1893)
  • 1837 James T. Rapier, African-American politician, born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1883)
  • 1838 Joseph F. Smith, 6th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, born in Far West, Missouri (d. 1918)
  • 1841 Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 1913)
  • 1848 Albert I, Prince of Monaco (1889-1922), born in Paris (d. 1922)

Robert Louis Stevenson

1850 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author (Treasure Island), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1894)

  • 1853 John Drew Jr., American Shakespearean actor (The Big Bonanza), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1927)
  • 1854 George Whitfield Chadwick, American composer (Judi Van Winke), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1931)
  • 1855 Daniel François Scheurleer, Dutch musicologist and banker, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1927)
  • 1856 Sigwart Aspestrand, Norwegian composer, born in Fredrikshald, Norway (d. 1941)
  • 1856 Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1941)
  • 1859 Georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains), born in Ruda bei Neumark, West Prussia (d. 1911)
  • 1860 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricket batsman (19 Tests, 3 x 100s), born in London, England (d. 1896)
  • 1866 Abraham Flexner, American educator, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1959)
  • 1868 Pierre Maurice, Swiss composer, born in Allaman, Switzerland (d. 1936)
  • 1869 Helene Stöcker, German feminist, pacifist and publicist, born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1869 Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian writer and feminist, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1962)
  • 1874 Henry Kolker, German-American actor and director (Holiday, Baby Face, Mad Love), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1947)
  • 1874 Marguerite Long, French concert pianist (Ravel) and teacher (Paris Conservatoire, 1906-40), born in Nîmes, France (d. 1966)
  • 1875 Rogelio del Villar, Spanish composer, born in Leon, Spain (d. 1937)
  • 1878 John C Kielstra, Dutch economist and governor of Suriname (1933-44)
  • 1878 Max Dehn, German mathematician (Dehn’s lemma), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 1879 Maurice Delage, French pianist, and composer (Ragamalika; Seven Haikais), born in Paris, France (d. 1961)
  • 1882 John Lowry, American NYC builder (Radio City Music Hall), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1962)
  • 1885 Montague Fawcett Phillips, British composer, born in Tottenham, London (d. 1969)
  • 1886 Mary Wigman, German dancer and choreographer, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1893 Edward A. Doisy Sr, American bio-chemist (Vitamin K1, Nobel 1943), born in Hume, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1894 Nita Naldi [Anita Donna Dooley], American stage and silent film actress (Blood & Sand; Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde), born in New York City (d. 1961)
  • 1894 Arthur Nebe, German SS officer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1896 Nobusuke Kishi, Prime Minister of Japan (1957-60), born in Yamaguchi, Japan (d. 1987)
  • 1897 Gertrude Olmstead, American silent film actress, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1975)

Earl Sande

1898 Earl Sande, American jockey (Hall of Famer), born in Groton, South Dakota (d. 1968)

  • 1899 Howard Hill, American expert bowman (billed as "The World's Greatest Archer"; movie technical adviser), born in Wilsonville, Alabama (d. 1975)
  • 1899 Martin Bodmer, Swiss Bibliophile and scholar (Bodmer Papyri), born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1971)
  • 1900 Edward Buzzell, American film director (Child of Manhattan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1902 Gustav von Koenigswald, German-Dutch paleontologist (found Pithecanthropus erectus), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1902 Sid Stone, American comedian (Milton Berle Show), born in New York City (d. 1986)
  • 1906 Conrad Thibault, American singer (Jacques Fray Music Room), born in Northbridge, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • 1906 Hermione Baddeley, British actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude, Good Life), born in Broseley, England (d. 1986)
  • 1906 Eva Zeisel, American industrial designer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2011)
  • 1907 Josef Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), born in Mörkö, Södermanland, Sweden (d. 1948)
  • 1907 Lewis Boddington, British aerospace engineer (RAE)
  • 1907 Giovanna of Italy, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria, born in Rome (d. 2000)
  • 1908 C. Vann Woodward, American historian and educator, born in Vanndale, Arkansas (d. 1999)
  • 1909 Gunnar Bjornstrand, Swedish actor (Shame, Dreams), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • 1909 Paul de Vree, Flemish author (Between Doubt & Tears), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 1910 William Bradford Huie, American writer and publisher, born in Hartselle, Alabama (d. 1986)

Buck O'Neil

1911 Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (Kansas City Monarchs, 1st African-American coach in Major League Baseball), born in Carrabelle, Florida (d. 2006)

  • 1913 Alexander Scourby, American actor (Jesus, Shaggy Dog, Giant), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1913 Lon Nol, Cambodian politician, 7th President of the Khmer Republic (1972-75), born in Kampong Leav, Prey Veng, Cambodia (d. 1985)
  • 1913 Helen Mack, American actress (Son of Kong, Milky Way), born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1914 Alberto Lattuada, Italian film director, born in Vaprio d'Adda, Lombardy, Italy (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Howard Cooke, Governor-General of Jamaica (1991-2006), born in Goodwill, St. James, Jamaica (d. 2014)
  • 1917 Robert Sterling, American actor (George Kirby-Adv of Topper), born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1918 Janine Andrade, French violinist, born in Besançon, France (d. 1997)
  • 1920 Jack Elam, American actor (The Dakotas, East Street, Rio Lobo), born in Miami, Arizona (d. 2003)
  • 1921 Eddie Calhoun, American jazz bassist, born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • 1921 Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer (The Last Temptations), born in Iisalmi, Finland (d. 1996)
  • 1921 Yoshiro Irino, Japanese composer, born in Vladivostok, Russia (d. 1980)
  • 1922 Jack Narz, American TV game show host (Dotto, Video Village), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Madeleine Sherwood, Canadian actress (Mother Superior - Flying Nun), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Oskar Werner, Austrian film actor and director (The Shoes of the Fisherman, Das Ekel), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1984)
  • 1923 Linda Christian, Mexican actress (Athena, VIPs, Battle Zone), born in Tampico, Mexico (d. 2011)
  • 1923 Arthur Hiller, Canadian director (Love Story), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist, born in Okazaki, Japan (d. 1994)
  • 1925 Inez van Dullemen, Dutch author, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1926 Max Vernon Mathews, American composer, born in Columbus, Nebraska (d. 2011)
  • 1926 Don Gordon [Guadagno], American actor (Bullitt; Papillon), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Harry Hughes, 57th Governor of Maryland (1979-87), born in Easton, Maryland
  • 1927 Billy Klüver, American scientist and engineer, born in Monaco (d. 2004)
  • 1927 John Pont, American college football coach (Miami, Yale, Northwestern, Indiana), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1928 Steve Bilko, American baseball player, born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1928 Hampton Hawes, American jazz pianist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1977)
  • 1929 Fred Phelps, American Baptist minister and civil rights attorney, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Fred Harris, American politician (Sen-D-Okla, 1964-73), born in Walters, Oklahoma
  • 1930 Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist and poet, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 1931 Anthony Jacobs, English businessman and industrialist (BSM)
  • 1931 Joan Lestor, British Labour politician (d. 1998)
  • 1931 John A Manke, US test pilot (HL-10)
  • 1931 Andrée Lachapelle, French Canadian actress (The Last Escape), born in Canada
  • 1932 Olga Connolly-Fikotova, Czech-American discus thrower (Olympic gold, 1956), born in Libiš, Czech Republic
  • 1932 Richard Mulligan, American Emmy Award-winning actor (Soap - "Burt"; Empty Nest; The Big Bus), born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 2000)
  • 1933 Adrienne Corri, actress (River, Doctor Zhivago), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Garry Marshall, American TV writer (The Dick Van Dyke Show), TV producer (The Odd Couple; Happy Days; Laverne & Shirley), and film director (Pretty Woman; Runaway Bride; The Princess Diaries), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Peter Arnett, New Zealand-born American journalist, born in Riverton, New Zealand
  • 1935 Thomas Augustine Martin, Irish academic, born in Ballinamore, County Leitrim (d. 1995)
  • 1935 Tom Atkins, American actor (Escape from New York), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1935 George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, born in The East End, Co. London
  • 1935 Michael Getler, American journalist and 1st ombudsman appointed by a US broadcasting network (PBS), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1937 Kamahl [Kandiah Kamalesvaran], Australian singer (Elephant Song), born in Kuala Lumpur
  • 1937 Tabu Ley Rochereau [Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu], African musician (Orchestre Afrisa International), born in Bagata, Bandundu, Belgian Congo (d. 2013)
  • 1938 Jean Seberg, American actress (Breathless, Paint Your Wagon), born in Marshaltown, Iowa (d. 1979)
  • 1938 Gérald Godin, French Canadian poet and politician, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 1994)
  • 1938 Adrian Barber, British musician and producer, born in Ilkley, United Kingdom
  • 1938 Julio Canani, Peruvian thoroughbred horse racing trainer (Breeders' Cup Mile 1999, 2001; Juvenile Fillies 2004), born in Oxampampa, Peru (d. 2021)
  • 1939 Karel Brückner, Czech football manager, born in Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • 1939 Idris Muhammad [Leo Morris], American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2014)
  • 1939 Robert Whitaker, British photographer whose work was used on Beatles and Cream album covers, born in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2011) [1]
  • 1940 Jack Birkenshaw, English cricketer (England off-spinner 1973-74), born in Rothwell, England
  • 1940 Joan Haanappel, Dutch figure skater and sports reporter, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1940 (Justine) "Baby" Washington, American soul singer ("That's How Heartaches Are Made"; "Only Those in Love"), born in Bamberg, South Carolina
  • 1940 Daniel Pilon, Canadian actor, (Ryan's Hope; Dallas), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2018)
  • 1941 Dack Rambo, American actor (Guns of Will Sonnett, Dallas), born in Earlimart, California (d. 1994)
  • 1941 Mel Stottlemyre, American baseball pitcher and coach (5-time MLB All Star), born in Hazleton, Missouri (d. 2019)
  • 1941 Eberhard Diepgen, German politician, born in Pankow, Berlin
  • 1942 Beth Brickell, actress (Gentle Ben), born in Camden, Arkansas
  • 1942 John P Hammond, American blues singer ("So Many Roads"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Jay Sigel, American golfer (US Amateur C'ship 1982-83), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 André-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician, born in Granby, Canada (d. 1977)
  • 1943 Roberto Boninsegna, Italian footballer, born in Mantua, Italy
  • 1944 Ken Shuttleworth, English cricketpaceman (England on 1970-71 Ashes tour), born in St Helens, Lancashire
  • 1944 Timmy Thomas, American singer and songwriter ("Why Can't We Live Together"), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • 1944 Wouter R van Romondt, Dutch/Dutch Antillean cartoonist
  • 1945 John B. Craig, American diplomat, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1945 Masahiro Hasemi, Japanese racing driver, born in Ome, Tokyo
  • 1946 Al Luginbill, American football coach (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Pomona, California
  • 1946 Martin Bresnick, American composer, The Bronx, New York
  • 1947 Joe Mantegna, American actor (House of Games, Weeds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Gene Garber, American baseball player, born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1947 Toy Caldwell, American Southern-rock musician (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1948 Sheila Frazier, American actress (Gloria-Lazarus Syndrome), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Roger Steen, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Tubes), born in Pipestone, Minnesota
  • 1949 Terry Reid, English rock guitarist (River, Bang Bang You're Terry Reid), born in Huntingdon, England
  • 1949 Yoshimi Ishibashi, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan

Gilbert Perreault

1950 Gilbert Perreault, Canadian NHL center (over 500 goals), born in Victoriaville, Quebec

  • 1951 Beth Anders, American field hockey sweeper (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1951 Bill Gibson, American rock drummer (Huey Lewis & The News), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1951 Boaz Vaadia, Israeli-born sculptor who worked in America, born in Gat Rimon (d. 2017)
  • 1952 Art Malik, Pakistani-born English actor (The Jewell in the Crown), born in Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • 1952 Merrick Garland, American attorney and judge (US Attorney General 2021-), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953 Andy "the Clobberer" Ranken, English Celtic-punk rock drummer (The Pogues), born in London
  • 1953 Larry Miller, comedian (Dream On, Favor, Dream Lover)
  • 1953 Tracy Scoggins, actress (Colbys, Gumshoe Kid), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1953 Frances Conroy, American actress
  • 1953 Andrés Manuel López Obrador [AMOL], Mexican politician, President of Mexico (2018-), born in Tepetitán, Mexico
  • 1953 Waswo_X._Waswo, American Photographer
  • 1953 Bob Brett, Australian tennis coach (Boris Becker, Goran Ivanišević, Marin Čilić), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2021)
  • 1954 Chris Noth, American actor (Law and Order, The Good Wife), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1954 Scott McNealy, American CEO of Sun Microsystems

Whoopi Goldberg

1955 Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], American comedian, actress (The Color Purple; Sister Act), singer, and TV host (The View), born in NYC, New York

  • 1956 Aldo Nova, Canadian rocker (Blood on the Bricks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1956 Ginger Alden, American actress, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1956 Charlie Baker, American politician, Governor of Massachusetts (2015-), born in Elmira, New York
  • 1956 Bill Scanlon, American tennis player (World #9 1984; 6 x ATP titles), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2021)
  • 1957 Ronald Shusett, author (Project Mankind), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1957 David Frank, American electronic dance musician (The System), songwriter, and record producer, born in Weston, Massachusetts
  • 1957 Greg Abbott, American politician, Governor of Texas (2015-), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1959 Rosie Jones, American golfer (13 LPGA Tour titles), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1960 Neil Flynn, American actor
  • 1960 Wayne Parker, Canadian bass player (Glass Tiger - "Don't Forget Me"), born in Ontario
  • 1961 Edwin "Rick" Bakker, Dutch author: Rick's Report, AIDS Diary
  • 1962 Blair Rasmussen, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1963 Thilo Timothy Newman, writer (Freejack, Alien), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1963 Vinny Testaverde, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1986, U of Miami; Pro Bowl 1996, 98; Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Jets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964 Ronald Agenor, Rabat Morocco, tennis player (1989 French quarters)
  • 1965 Kevin Gamble, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1965 Rob Natal, catcher (Florida Marlins), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1965 Zeljko Petrovic, soccer player (FC The Bosch/RKC)
  • 1966 Rumeal Robinson, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons)
  • 1967 Randi Ingerman, actress (Trade Winds), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Steve Christie, NFL kicker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1967 Juhi Chawla, Indian actress
  • 1967 Steve Zahn, American actor

Jimmy Kimmel

1967 Jimmy Kimmel, American TV host and producer (Jimmy Kimmel Live!), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1968 Mark Fitzpatrick, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968 Pat Hentgen, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1968 Tami Whitlinger-Jones, tennis star (1995 Futures-Sedona), born in Neenah, Wisconsin
  • 1969 Lori Berenson, American criminal
  • 1969 Gerard Butler, Scottish actor
  • 1969 Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dutch author