Famous Birthdays on November 2

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 219

  • 1475 Princess Anne of York, 5th daughter of King Edward IV, born in Palace of Westminster, London (d. 1511)
  • 1528 Peter Lotichius Secundus [Peter Lotz], Neo latin poet (Collected Works), born in Schlüchtern, Hesse, Germany (d. 1560)
  • 1636 Edward Colston, English merchant and philanthropist, born in Bristol, England (d. 1721)
  • 1667 James Louis Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland, born in Paris (d. 1737)
  • 1692 Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer, born in Delden, Netherlands (d. 1766)
  • 1696 Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania's ambassador to the Native Americans, born in Herrenberg, Germany (d. 1760)
  • 1699 Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1779)
  • 1709 Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, eldest daughter of King George II of Great Britain, born in Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover (d. 1759)

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1734 Daniel Boone, American frontiersman and explorer (US Hall of Fame 1915), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1820)

Frontiersman Daniel Boone
Frontiersman
Daniel Boone
  • 1739 Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1799)
  • 1741 Joan Derk, Baron van der Capellen tot den Pol, Leader of democratic Patriots, born in Tiel, Netherlands (d. 1784)

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1755 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (1774-92) who allegedly uttered the phrase "let them eat cake", born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1793)

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
  • 1766 Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Czech field marshal, born in Sedlčany, Czech Republic (d. 1858)
  • 1777 Fortunat Alojzy Gonzaga Żółkowski, Polish actor, comedist, translator, editor of humour magazines, born near Nowogródek, Poland (d. 1822)
  • 1777 Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom, 5th daughter of King George III, born in Buckingham House, London (d. 1848)
  • 1785 Frederich Kalkbrenner, German-French pianist and composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1849)
  • 1785 Johann Leopold Fuchs, composer

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1795 James Knox Polk, 11th US President (Democrat: 1845-49), born in Pineville, North Carolina (d. 1849)

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk
  • 1808 Jules-Amédée Barbey d’Aurevilly, French writer and critic, born in Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, France (d. 1889)
  • 1810 Andrew Atkinson Humphreys, American Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1883)
  • 1812 Abraham I van Lier, theater director (Gran Theatre-van Lier)
  • 1815 George Boole, English mathematician (Boolean algebra), born in Lincoln, England (d. 1864)
  • 1821 Sir George Bowen, British provincial governor and 5th Governor of New Zealand (1868-73), born in Taughboyne, County Donegal, Ireland (d. 1899)
  • 1822 James Byron Gordon, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina (d. 1864)
  • 1826 Robert Hopkins Hatton, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1862)
  • 1826 William Haines Lytle, American politician, poet and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1863)
  • 1828 Byron Grimes, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Pitt County, North Carolina (d. 1880)
  • 1833 Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian homeopath doctor and founder of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, born in Paikpara village, Howrah, India (d. 1904)
  • 1837 Émile Bayard, French artist and illustrator, born in La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, Seine-et-Marne, France (d. (1891)
  • 1842 Otto Reubke, German composer, brother of Julius Reubke (d. 1913)
  • 1843 Caryl Florio, composer, Pen-name of William James Rob John
  • 1843 Elek Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, born in Pest (d. 1893)
  • 1846 Antonio Peña y Goñi, Spanish composer, born in San Sebastián, Spain (d. 1896)
  • 1847 Georges Sorel, French philosopher and theorist of Sorelianism, born in Cherbourg, France (d. 1922)
  • 1857 Joseph Babinski, Polish-French neurologist (Babinski reflex), born in Paris (d. 1932)

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1865 Warren G. Harding, 29th US President (1921-23), born in Blooming Grove, Ohio (d. 1923)

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • 1876 Eugeniusz Morawski-Dabrowa, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1948)
  • 1877 Claire McDowell, American actress (Big Parade), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1877 Victor Trumper, Australian cricketer (Australia batsman 1899-1912), born in Darlinghurst, Australia (d. 1915)

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1877 Aga Khan III, Shia Imam who was one of the founders of the All-India Muslim League and later President of the League of Nations (1937-38), born in Karachi, British India (d. 1957)

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III
  • 1877 Joseph De Piro, Maltese founder of the Missionary Society of St. Paul, born in Mdina, Malta (d. 1933)
  • 1880 John Foulds, English composer, born in Manchester (d. 1939
  • 1882 Leo Perutz, Austrian writer and mathematician, born in Prague (d. 1957)
  • 1883 Frico Kafenda, Slovak composer, born in Mošovce, Slovakia (d. 1963)
  • 1883 Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, French cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1947)
  • 1885 Harlow Shapley, American astronomer (Sun's position in galaxy), born in Nashville, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1886 Philip Merivale, British actor (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Nothing But Trouble), born in Rehutia, Manickpur, India (d. 1946)
  • 1886 Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician, born in Ramrail, Tipperah, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1971)
  • 1890 Henry Borginon, Flemish nationalist/senator
  • 1890 Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (My Mother Gets Married), born in Vårdnäs, Linköping (d. 1964)
  • 1892 Alice Brady, American actress (My Man Godfrey, Gay Divorcee, Zenobia), born in NYC, New York (d. 1939)

  • 1892 Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Viktoria und ihr Huzar), born in Apatin, Austria-Hungary (d. 1960)
  • 1893 Battista Farina, Italian automobile designer and founder of Pininfarina company, born in Cortanze, Italy (d. 1966)
  • 1894 Bill Johnston, American tennis champ (US Open-1915), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1946)
  • 1894 Alexander Lippisch, German scientist and pioneer of aerodynamics, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1897 Dennis King, English actor (Devil's Brother), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 1971)
  • 1897 Jacob Bjerknes, Norwegian-American meteorologist (USAF in London), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1975)
  • 1899 Edgar du Perron, Dutch author and poet (Land of Origin), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1940)
  • 1901 James Dunn, American actor (Tree Grows in Brooklyn, It's a Great Life), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • 1901 Paul Ford, American actor (Phil Silvers Show), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1976)
  • 1902 Gyula Illyés, Hungarian author and poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), born in Felsőrácegres, Pálfa, Hungary (d. 1983)
  • 1902 Marius Holtrop, Dutch economist and President of Netherlands Bank, born in Amsterdam (d. 1988)
  • 1903 Travis Jackson, American baseball player (NY Giants), born in Waldo, Arkansas (d. 1987)
  • 1905 Frederic Lipmann, French watchmaker, born in Besancon, France (d. 1996)
  • 1906 Luchino Visconti, Italian director (The Leopard, Death in Venice), born in Milan (d. 1976)
  • 1906 Daniil Andreev, Russian writer, poet and Christian mystic, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1906 Bengt Edlén, Swedish Astrophysicist who specialized in spectroscopy and discovered the source of unidentified emission lines in solar spectrum, born in Gusum, Sweden (d. 2003)
  • 1908 Reginald Beckwith, English actor (Genevieve, Doctor in Love), born in York, England (d. 1965)
  • 1910 Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian politician and leader of Egypt's Wafd Party (d. 1999)
  • 1911 Odysseas Elytis, Greek poet (Nobel Prize 1979), born in Heraklion, Greece (d. 1996)
  • 1911 Raphael M. Robinson, American mathematician, born in National City, California (d. 1995)
  • 1912 Jouko Paavo Kalervo Tolonen, Finnish composer, born in Porvoo, Finland (d. 1986)

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1913 Burt Lancaster, American actor (From Here to Eternity, Elmer Gantry), born in NYC, New York

  • 1913 Ivor Roberts-Jones, British sculptor (known for sculpted heads of Yehudi Menuhin and George Thomas), born in Oswestry, England (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Ray Walston, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Damn Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2001)
  • 1914 Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball player, born in Prospect Park, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • 1915 Douglas Lilburn, New Zealand composer, born in Whanganui (d. 2001)
  • 1915 Beryl McBurnie, Trinidadian dancer (Little Carib Theatre), born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad (d. 2000)
  • 1915 Sidney Luft, American movie director, born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1917 Durward Knowles, yachtsman (Olympic gold 1968-Bahamas), born in Nassau, Bahamas
  • 1919 Jorge de Sena, Portuguese novelist and poet (Reino da Estupidez), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1978)
  • 1919 Warren Stevens, American actor (Richard Boone Show), born in Clark's Summit, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Fabio Gonzalez-Zuleta, Colombian composer, born in Bogota (d. 2011)
  • 1920 Lewis Charles, American actor (Feather & Father Gang), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Fernando Correia de Oliveira, Portuguese composer, born in Porto, Portugal (d. 2004)
  • 1921 William Donald Schaefer, American politician (Gov-D-Md), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Shepard Menken, American voice actor, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Bill Mosienko, Ukrainian-Canadian National Hockey League player, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (d. 1994)
  • 1922 John Pinsent, English classical scholar (Greek mythology) (d. 1995)
  • 1924 Father David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (d. 1988)
  • 1924 Rudy Van Gelder, American recording engineer (Miles Davis, John Coltrane), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1927 John Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Preston Candover, English businessman and billionaire
  • 1927 Steve Ditko, American comic artist (The Amazing Spider-Man), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1928 Geoffrey Pardoe, engineer
  • 1928 Paul Johnson, English journalist, author and historian, born in Manchester, England
  • 1929 Harold Farberman, American conductor and composer (Medea), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929 Milan Stibilj, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 1929 Rachel Ames, actress (Line Up, Audrey-Gen Hospital), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1930 Denis Gerald Barrington, artist
  • 1931 Phil Woods, American Jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Henri Namphy, President of Haiti (1986-88), born in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti
  • 1932 Romano Mazzoli, American politician (Rep-D-KY, 1971-95), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1932 Melvin Schwartz, American Physicist and Nobel Laureate (neutrinos - subatomic particles with no electric charge and virtually no mass), born in NYC, New York

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1934 Ken Rosewall, Australian tennis star (US Open 1956), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1934 Bill Gothard, American Christian minister, speaker and Founder of the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP), born in Illinois
  • 1935 Mohammad Munaf, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 4 Tests 1959-62), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1936 Rose Elizabeth Bird, California Supreme Court Justice (1977-87), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 1999)
  • 1936 Abdullah the Butcher [Lawrence Robert Shreve], Canadian wrestler, born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • 1937 Earl "Speedoo" Carroll, American rocker (Cadillacs, Coasters), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Patrick Buchanan, American American conservative political commentator and politician, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1938 Ria Beckers, Dutch politician and leader of the progressive Christian party PPR, born in Driebergen, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 1938 Jay Black, American singer (Jay and the Americans), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Queen Sofia, consort of King Juan Carlos I (Spain), born Princess of Greece and Denmark in Athens, Greece
  • 1939 Howard Wolpe, American politician (Rep-D-MI, 1979-93), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939 Pauline Neville-Jones, English diplomat, born in Birmingham
  • 1939 Richard Serra, American sculptor and video artist, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1940 Gigi Proletti, Italian actor, director and singer (Alleluja brava gente), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1941 Bruce Welch [Bruce Cripps], English rocker (Shadows Bognor Regis), born in Bognor Regis, Sussex, England

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1941 Dave Stockton, American golfer and two-time PGA Champion (1970, 1976), born in San Bernardino, California

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • 1942 Shere Hite [Shirley Diana Gregory], American-German sex therapist (Hite Report), born in St Joseph, Missouri
  • 1942 Stefanie Powers, American actress (Girl From UNCLE, Hart to Hart), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1943 Oldrich Pelcak, Czech cosmonaut, born in Zlín, Czechoslovakia
  • 1944 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), born in Todmorden, West Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • 1944 Jeffrey Alan Hoffman, American NASA astronaut (STS 51-D, 35, 46, 61, 75) and MIT professor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944 Liesel Westermann, German discus thrower (Olympic silver 1968), born in Sulingen, Germany
  • 1944 Patrice Chereau, French opera director and actor (Danton), born in Lézigné, Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 2013)
  • 1946 Alan Jones, Australian auto racer (1980 World Champion), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1946 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (Sunnyata), born in Venice, Italy (d. 2001)
  • 1947 Dave Pegg, British pop bassist (Jethro Tull-Crest of a Nave), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1947 David Anthony Ahern, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • 1948 Rich Gooch, rock bassist (Quarterflash)
  • 1949 Simon Augustini, Albanian politician
  • 1951 Kathy Hammond, American 400m runner (Olympics-bronze-1972), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1951 Thomas Mallon, American novelist and critic (Henry and Clara), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1951 Lindy Morrison, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens), born in Queensland, Australia
  • 1952 Kate Linder, actress (Esther Valentine--Young & Restless), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1952 Maxine Nightingale, English soul music singer, born in Wembley, London

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1952 Larry Fink [Laurence Douglas Fink], American chairman and CEO of BlackRock, born in Los Angeles, California

Chairman and CEO of BlackRock Larry Fink
Chairman and CEO of BlackRock
Larry Fink
  • 1954 Pat Croce, American entrepreneur, sports team executive and owner, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Frank Gilligan, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around), born in Queens, New York
  • 1955 Mark Reynolds, star sailor (Olymp-8th-1988, 92, 96), born in San Diego, California
  • 1955 Chris Burnett, American musician and composer, born in Olathe, Kansas
  • 1957 Rita Crockett, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1957 Carter Beauford, American drummer (Dave Matthews Band), born in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1958 Willie McGee, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals, NL MVP-1985), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1959 Peter Mullan, Scottish actor and filmmaker (The Magdalene Sisters), born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • 1960 Adam Lingner, American football NFL center (Buffalo Bills), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1960 Bruce Baumgartner, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984, 92), born in Haledon, New Jersey
  • 1960 Mardi Jacquet, playmate (October, 1980), born in Chateauroux, California
  • 1960 Robert Harold Lohr, PGA golfer (1988 Walt Disney), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1960 Rosalyn Nideffer, South African tennis star (1993 Futures-Midland MI), born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1960 Saïd Aquita, Moroccan 5K runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kenitra, Morocco
  • 1960 Tihomir Blaškić, Croatian war criminal, born in Kiseljak, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 1961 K.D. Lang [Kathy Dawn], Canadian country singer, born in Consort, Alberta
  • 1962 Andrew Elt, singer (Sleeze Beez)
  • 1962 Donna Spangler, wrestler (Coal Miner's Daughter-GLOW), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 David Brock, American political commentator (Media Matters for America), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1962 Mireille Delunsch, French soprano, born in Mulhouse, France
  • 1962 Simon Hill, English-Australian football commentator, born in Manchester
  • 1963 Ines Diers, German 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in Rochlitz, Germany
  • 1963 Susie Scott, playmate (May, 1983), born in San Diego, California
  • 1963 Bobby Dall, American rocker (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn), born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Craig Saavedra, American filmmaker (Starry Night Entertainment), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Kevin Gogan, American NFL guard (Oakland Raiders, SF 49ers), born in Pacifica, California
  • 1964 Michael D'Asaro II, American fencer-sabre, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964 Britta Lejon, Swedish Social Democratic politician, born in Järfälla Municipality, Sweden
  • 1965 Chuck Klingbeil, American football NFL nose tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in Houghton, Michigan

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1965 Shah Rukh Khan, Indian actor, producer and TV personality (My Name is Khan, Swades), born in New Delhi, India

  • 1966 Orlando Merced, MLB outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
  • 1966 Rosalyn Fairbank, tennis player, born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1966 Sean Kanan, American actor (General Hospital, Rich Girl), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1966 David Schwimmer, American actor (Friends, Madagascar), born in Queens, New York
  • 1966 Tim Kirkman, American filmmaker, born in Monroe, North Carolina
  • 1966 Khaled Abol Naga, Egyptian actor and activist, born in Cairo
  • 1967 Chris Port, American NFL guard and tackle (New Orleans Saints), born in Wanaque, New Jersey
  • 1967 Derek Porter, Canadian rower (Oly-gold/silver-92/96), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1967 Marc van Roon, Dutch improvising musician, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1967 Scott Walker, US politician (Governor of Wisconsin 2011-), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1968 Brandi Brandt, playmate (October, 1987), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1968 Helle Michaelsen, Danish model, actress and playmate (Aug, 1988), born in Aalborg, Denmark
  • 1968 Melissa Evridge, playmate (Aug, 1990), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1968 Ultra Naté, American musician (If You Could Read My Mind), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland
  • 1969 Dwayne Gordon, American football NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, NY Jets), born in White Plains, New York
  • 1969 Reginald Arvizu, American bassist (KoЯn), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Corbin Lacina, American football NFL guard (Buffalo Bills), born in Mankato, Minnesota
  • 1970 Sharmell Sullivan, American professional wrestling valet, born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1971 Pete Vordenberg, US cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Rota, Spain
  • 1972 Alfred Schreuders, Dutch soccer player (RKC), born in Barneveld, Netherlands
  • 1972 Jeni Stephens, Miss America-Tennessee (1997), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1972 Marie Josee Gibeau, kayaker (Olympics-96), born in Lachine, Québec
  • 1972 Samantha Janus, British singer and actress (EastEnders), born in Brighton, Sussex, England
  • 1972 Darío Silva, Uruguayan footballer, born in Treinta y Tres, Uruguay
  • 1973 Jason Smith, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1973 Marisol Nichols, American actress (Riverdale), born in Rogers Park, Illinois
  • 1973 Lee O’Denat, American internet entrepreneur (WorldStarHipHop.com), born in Queens, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1974 Alex Tanaka, American actor (Saja-Swan's Crossing), born in Huntington, New York
  • 1974 Ruslan Salei, Belarusian NHL defenseman (Belarus, Oly-98, Anaheim), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • 1974 Orlando Cabrera, Colombian baseball player, born in Cartagena, Colombia
  • 1974 Nelly [Cornell Haynes Jr.], American rapper, born in Austin, Texas