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Famous Birthdays on November 22

  • 1428 Richard Neville [16th Earl of Warwick], English nobleman and military commander known as Warwick the Kingmaker (d. 1471)
  • 1458 Jacob Obrecht, Flemish-Dutch composer (d. 1505)
  • 1515 Marie Guise, Queen consort of Scotland upon her marriage to King James V of Scotland in 1538, born in Bar-le-Duc, Duchy of Bar (d. 1560)
  • 1535 John, the Old, earl of Nassau/tribal father Neth royal family
  • 1564 Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator against the rule of James I of England, born in Cobham Hall, Kent (d. 1619)
  • 1579 Johannes Stalpaert van der Wiele, Dutch lawyer, pastor and lyricist, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1630)
  • 1602 Elisabeth of France, Queen consort of Philip IV of Spain (1621-44), born in Palace of Fontainebleau, France (d. 1644)
  • 1606 Pieter de Jode II, Flemish engraver and publisher, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1674)
  • 1635 Francis Willughby, English ornithologist and ichthyologist, born in Middleton Hall, Warwickshire, England (d. 1672)
  • 1643 René-Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, French explorer (Louisiana), born in Rouen, France (d. 1687)
  • 1690 François Colin de Blamont, French composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1760)
  • 1698 Pierre de Rigaud, Canadian-born French Governor of New France, born in Quebec, New France (d. 1778)
  • 1709 František Benda, Bohemian violinist and composer, born in Staré Benátky, Bohemia (d. 1786)
  • 1710 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German composer and son of J.S. Bach (Sinfonias 64), born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1784)
  • 1721 Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres, Swiss-Canadian cartographer and statesman, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1824)

Person of interestAbigail Adams

1744 Abigail Adams, 2nd US First Lady (1797-1801) (11/11 O.S.), born in Weymouth Massachusetts (d. 1818)

2nd First Lady of the United States Abigail Adams
2nd First Lady of the United States
Abigail Adams

  • 1753 Dugald Stewart, Scottish philosopher and mathematician (Scottish common sense), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1828)
  • 1761 Dorothy Jordan, Irish-English actress, courtesan, mistress of future King William IV of the United Kingdom, born in Waterford, Ireland (d. 1816)
  • 1764 Barbara Juliane, baroness von Krüdener, Baltic German religious mystic, author, and Pietist Lutheran theologian, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1824)
  • 1767 Andreas Hofer, Tyrolean innkeeper, drover and leader of the Tyrolean Rebellion against the revolutionary Napoleonic invasion during the War of the Fifth Coalition, born in Sankt Leonhard, South Tirol, Austrian Empire (d. 1810)
  • 1771 Paulus Roelof Cantz'laar, Dutch naval officer and colonial governor, born in Amsterdam (d. 1831)
  • 1780 Conradin Kreutzer, German composer, born in Messkirch, Baden, Germany (d. 1849)
  • 1780 José Cecilio del Valle, Honduran philosopher and politician, born in Choluteca, Honduras (d. 1834)
  • 1787 Rasmus Rask, Danish linguist and philologist (Investigation of the Origin of the Old Norse or Icelandic Language), born in Braendekilde, Denmark (d. 1832)
  • 1805 Benjamin Huger, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1877)
  • 1808 Thomas Cook, British founder and CEO of Thomas Cook & Son travel agency (Cook Travel Bureau), born in Derbyshire, England (d. 1892)
  • 1809 Benedict Augustin Morel, Austrian-French psychologist (dementia praecox), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1873)
  • 1814 Serranus Clinton Hastings, American politician and lawyer (3rd Attorney General of California), born in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York (d. 1893)
  • 1818 Samuel Gibbs French, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Mullica Hill, New Jersey (d. 1910)

Person of interestGeorge Eliot

1819 George Eliot [Mary Anne Evans], English author (Middlemarch, Silas Marner), born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire (d. 1880)

Writer George Eliot
Writer
George Eliot
  • 1823 Nathan Kimball, American physician, politician, postmaster, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Fredericksburg, Indiana (d. 1898)
  • 1832 George Henry Chapman, American newspaper editor, lawyer, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Holland, Massachusetts (d. 1882)
  • 1835 Frank Crawford Armstrong, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Choctaw Agency, Indian Territory (d. 1909)
  • 1838 José Augusto Ferreira Veiga, Viscount of Arneiro, Portuguese composer, born in Portuguese Macau (d. 1903)
  • 1842 Anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster, Uncle Tom), born in the Netherlands (d. 1908)
  • 1842 José Maria de Heredia, Cuban-French sonnet poet (Les Trophées), born in La Fortuna, Cuba (d. 1905)

  • 1849 Friedrich von Bernhardi, German general and military historian (Germany & the Next War), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1930)
  • 1849 Fritz Mauthner, Austro-Hungarian novelist & critic, born in Hořice, Czech Republic (d. 1923)
  • 1849 Christian Rohlfs, German painter and artist, born in Groß Niendorf, Kreis Segeberg, Prussia (d. 1938)
  • 1852 Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant, French diplomat and pacifist (Nobel 1909), born in La Flèche, France (d. 1924)
  • 1856 Heber J. Grant, 7th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1945)
  • 1857 George Gissing, British novelist (New Grub Street, Charles Dickens: A Critical Study), born in Wakefield, England (d. 1903)
  • 1859 Cecil Sharp, British collector of English folk music and dance, born in London, England (d. 1924)
  • 1868 John Nance Garner, American Democratic politician & lawyer (32nd Vice President of the U.S.), born in Red River County, Texas (d. 1967)

Person of interestAndré Gide

1869 Andre Gide, French writer (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947), born in Paris (d. 1951)

Writer André Gide
Writer
André Gide
  • 1870 Howard Brockway, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1951)
  • 1873 Johnny Tyldesley, English cricketer (brother of Ernest, 1661 runs in 31 Tests for England), born in Worsley, Lancashire, England (d. 1930)
  • 1873 Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India), born in Gorakhpur, British India (d. 1955)
  • 1873 Matteo Giulio Bartoli, Italian linguist, born in Labin, Croatia (d. 1946)
  • 1874 Herman Harrell Horne, American philosopher (idealism), born in Clayton, North Carolina (d. 1946)
  • 1875 Elizabeth Patterson, American actress (I Love Lucy, Climax, Tall Story), born in Savannah, Tennessee (d. 1966)
  • 1875 Georges Rency, Belgian poet and literature, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1951)
  • 1877 Endre Ady, Hungarian lyric poet (Még egyzer, Uj versek), born in Ermindszent, Hungary (d. 1919)
  • 1877 Joan Gamper, Swiss-Catalan businessman and founder of FC Barcelona, born in Winterthur, Switzerland (d. 1930)
  • 1879 Ralph Hawtrey, British economist (multiplier, quantity theory of money), born in Slough, England (d. 1975)

Person of interestEnver Pasha

1881 Enver Pasha, Turkish general and politician, born in Constantinople (d. 1922)

Leader of the Ottoman Empire Enver Pasha
Leader of the Ottoman Empire
Enver Pasha
  • 1882 Charles Vildrac, French author, poet and playwright (La Brouille, Michel Auclair, Notes sur la technique poétique), born in Paris, France (d. 1971)
  • 1884 Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani religious scholar and biographer of Muhammad, born in British India (d. 1953)
  • 1888 Tarzan of the Apes date of birth, according to author Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • 1890 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1976)

Person of interestCharles de Gaulle

1890 Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), born in Lille, France (d. 1970)

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1891 Bengt Axel von Torne, Finnish composer (d. 1967)
  • 1891 Edward Bernays, Austrian-American pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1891 Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Theory of Money & Capital), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1960)
  • 1893 Lazar Kaganovich, Soviet politician and one of the main associates of Joseph Stalin, born in Kabany, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1991)
  • 1893 Harley Earl, American automobile designer (1st head of design at General Motors), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1969)
  • 1896 Mario Labroca, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1973)
  • 1897 Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer, born in Chemnitz, Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1989)

Person of interestWiley Post

1898 Wiley Post, American aviator (1st solo flight around the world), born in Corinth, Van Zandt County, Texas (d. 1935)

Aviator Wiley Post
Aviator
Wiley Post
  • 1899 Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael, American composer, singer and actor (In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening), born in Bloomington, Indiana (d. 1981)
  • 1900 Hugo Godron, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1971)
  • 1900 Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and writer (The White Lanes of Summer), born in Capel Bangor, Dyfed, Wales (d. 1980)
  • 1900 Bennie Borgmann, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward and coach (Kingston Colonials, Original Celtics; coach Syracuse Nationals), born in Haledon, New Jersey (d. 1978)
  • 1901 Lee Patrick, American actress (Topper, Maltese Falcon), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1901 Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish composer, born in Sagunto, Spain (d. 1999)
  • 1902 Emanuel Feuermann, cellist (Chicago Symph Orchestra), born in Kolomyja, Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1942)
  • 1902 Humphrey Gibbs, Governor of Southern Rhodesia (1959-69), born in London (d. 1990)
  • 1902 Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Valleyfield, Quebec (d. 1990)
  • 1903 Herbert Sally Frankel, South African born economist (d. 1996)
  • 1904 Theodore Besterman, British bibliographer and psychical researcher, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1976)
  • 1904 Roland Winters [Winternitz], American actor (Mama, Smothers Brothers, Jet Pilot, Meet Millie), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • 1905 James Burnham, philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism)
  • 1906 Howard Petrie, American actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), born in Beverly, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1907 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1986)
  • 1907 Dick Bartell, American baseball shortstop, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Dora Maar, French painter and photographer, lover of Picasso, born in Tours France (d. 1997)
  • 1908 Michael Balfour, English historian, born in Oxford (d. 1995)
  • 1909 Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop of Haarlem Netherlands (1966-83)
  • 1909 Mikhail Mil, Russian aviation designer (d. 1970)
  • 1909 Moses Josiah Madiba, South African author and first African chancellor of the University of the North, born in Seshego, Pietersburg District (d. 1985)
  • 1911 Ralph Guldahl, American golfer (US Masters 1939, US Open 1937-38), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1987)

  • 1912 Doris Duke, multi-millionaire (American Tobacco heiress), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestBenjamin Britten

1913 [Edward] Benjamin Britten, English composer (The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; Peter Grimes), born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England (d. 1976)

  • 1913 Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (d. 2006)
  • 1913 Gardnar Mulloy, American tennis player (5-time Grand Slam doubles champion), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2016)
  • 1914 Peter Woolridge Townsend, war hero courtier writer
  • 1917 Jean-Etienne Marie, composer
  • 1917 Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter, born in Paris, France
  • 1918 Claiborne Pell, (Sen-D-RI, 1961- )
  • 1919 Wilfred Norman Aldridge, biochemist/toxicologist
  • 1920 Anne Crawford, British film actress (Knights of the Round Table), born in Haifa, Palestine (d. 1956)

Person of interestRodney Dangerfield

1921 Rodney Dangerfield [John Cohen], comedian (Caddyshack), born in Babylon, New York

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • 1921 Brian Cleeve, Irish broadcaster (d. 2003)
  • 1922 Fikret Amirov, Azerbaijani-Soviet composer (Azerbaijan Capriccio, Shur), born in Ganja, Azerbaijan (d. 1984)

Person of interestEugene Stoner

1922 Eugene Stoner, American firearms designer and inventor of the M16, born in Gosport, Indiana (d. 1997)

Inventor Eugene Stoner
Inventor
Eugene Stoner
  • 1923 Dika Newlin, American composer, Schoenberg expert and punk rocker, born in Portland, Oregan (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Axel Borup-Jorgensen, composer

Person of interestGeraldine Page

1924 Geraldine Page, American actress (Interiors, Beguiled), born in Kirksville, Missouri (d. 1987)

  • 1925 Gunther Schuller, American violinist, horn player, composer, and proponent of jazz-classical "third stream" (Visitation), born in Queens, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Lew Burdette, baseball player
  • 1926 Zulfiqar Ahmed, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1952-56)
  • 1927 Grady "Fats" Jackson, tenor sax player
  • 1928 Juno Stover-Irwin, American diver (Olympic silver 1956)
  • 1928 Pat Smythe, English equestrian rider (Olympic bronze team jumps 1956; author children's books), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1928 Timothy Beaumont, Baron Beaumont of Whitley (d. 2008)
  • 1929 Aleksandar Popović, Serbian dramatist (d. 1996)
  • 1930 John P. Schiffer, American nuclear physicist, born in Budapest
  • 1930 Owen Kay Garriott, Enid Oklahoma, astronaut (Skylab 3, STS 9)
  • 1930 Peter Hall, English stage, film and opera director (Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre director), born in Bury St Edmunds, England (d. 2017)
  • 1930 Peter Hurford, British organist, composer and choral conductor (St. Albans Cathedral), born in Minehead, England (d. 2019)
  • 1932 Robert Vaughn, American actor (Napolean Solo in Man from UNCLE, I Spy), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

  • 1932 Keith Wickenden, British politician (d. 1983)
  • 1935 Ludmila Belousova, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Ulyanovsk, Russia (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Michael Callan [Calinieff], actor (Peter-Occasional Wife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1935 Bobby Wilson, English tennis player (Wimbledon doubles 1960 runner-up), born in Hendon, England (d. 2020)
  • 1936 Hans Zender, German composer and conductor (Stephen Climax; Chief Joseph) born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 2019)
  • 1936 Joachim Bißmeier, German actor
  • 1937 Zenon Jankowski, Poland cosmonaut (Soyuz 30 backup)
  • 1937 Nikolai Kapustin, Russian jazz pianist and composer, born in Horlivka, Soviet Ukraine (d. 2020)
  • 1938 Henry C. Lee, Chinese-born American criminologist
  • 1939 Allen Garfield, actor (Candidate, Beverly Hills Cop II), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1939 Tom West, American astrophysicist
  • 1939 Mulayam Singh Yadav, Indian politician (Samajwadi Party), born in Etawah district, Uttar Pradesh
  • 1940 Terry Gilliam, comedy author-animator (Monty Python), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1941 Jacques LaPerriere, NHL defensive Hall of Famer
  • 1941 Ron McClure, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • 1941 Tom Conti, Scottish actor (Reuben, Reuben, American Dreamer), born in Paisley Scotland
  • 1941 Jesse Colin Young, American singer songwriter (Youngbloods; Song For Juli), born in Queens, New York
  • 1942 Guion Bluford, Col USAF, NASA astronaut (STS 8, 61A, 39, 53) 1st African American in space, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942 Steve Caldwell, American pop singer (Orlons - "South Street"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942 Floyd Sneed, Canadian rock drummer (Three Dog Night), born in Calgary, Alberta

Person of interestBillie Jean King

1943 Billie Jean King, American tennis player (12 Grand Slam singles titles, 39 Grand Slam titles), born in Long Beach, California

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 1943 George W [Buddy] Darden, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- )
  • 1943 Mushtaq Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistan leg-spin all-rounder 1959-79), born in Junagadh, India
  • 1943 Peter Adair, American filmmaker
  • 1943 Yvan Cournoyer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1944 Robert Iliffe, English publisher (Coventry Evening Telegraph)
  • 1944 Max Romeo [Smith], Jamaican reggae singer and songwriter, born in St. D'Acre, St. Ann, Jamaica
  • 1946 Aston Barrett, Jamaican reggae bassist (I Shot the Sheriff)
  • 1946 Hans Kombrink, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Finance (PvdA)
  • 1947 Alfredo Cristiani, president of El Salvador (1989-94)

  • 1947 Rod Price, rocker (Foghat)
  • 1947 Valerie Wilson Wesley, American author
  • 1947 Rod "The Bottle" Price, British electric and slide guitarist (Foghat - "Slow Ride"), born in Willesden, North London, England (d. 2005)
  • 1948 Radomir Antić, Serbian soccer defender (1 cap Yugoslavia; Partizan, Luton Town) and manager (Atlético Madrid; Serbia), born in Žitište, Serbia (d. 2020)
  • 1949 Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-06), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 David Pietrusza, American baseball historian
  • 1950 Greg Luzinski, baseball player (Phillies, White Sox)
  • 1950 "Little" Steven Van Zandt, American guitarist, songwriter, producer (E-Street Band; Asbury Jukes), and actor (The Sopranos), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts
  • 1950 Lyman Bostock, baseball player
  • 1950 [Ma]Tina Weymouth, rock bassist (Talking Heads-& She Was), born in Coronado, California
  • 1950 Art Sullivan, Belgian singer
  • 1951 Kent Nagano, American conductor and opera administrator, born in Berkeley, California
  • 1953 Wayne Larkins, cricketer (England opening batsman of 80's)
  • 1953 Urmas Alender, Estonian singer (d. 1994)
  • 1953 Billy M. Sprague, American rocket scientist
  • 1954 Paolo Gentiloni, Italian politician, Prime Minister (2016-2018), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1955 James Edwards, American basketball center (NBA C'ship 1989, 90 Detroit Pistons, 1996 Chicago Bulls), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1955 Sue Novara-Reber, cyclist (1975 World sprint champ), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1955 Wayne Tolleson, baseball player
  • 1956 Lawrence Gowan, Canadian singer (Styx)
  • 1956 Richard Kind, American actor
  • 1957 Sharon Bailey, rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)

Person of interestJamie Lee Curtis

1958 Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress (Halloween, True Lies), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1958 Lee Guetterman, pitcher (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1959 Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
  • 1959 Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist
  • 1960 Eg White, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • 1960 Léos Carax, French film director
  • 1961 Mariel Hemingway, American actress (Personal Best, Civil Wars), born in Ketchum, Idaho
  • 1961 Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer

  • 1961 Stephen Hough, British concert pianist
  • 1962 Cleo Fields, American politician (Rep-D-Louisiana 1993-97), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1962 Steve DeOssie, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1962 Victor Pelevin, Russian writer (Generation P), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1962 Sumi Jo, South Korean lyric coloratura soprano, born in Changwon, South Korea
  • 1963 Corinne Russell, British model and comedienne (The Benny Hill Show), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1963 Helen Reale, American WPVA volleyballer (Manhattan Beach-7th-1994), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963 Hugh Millen, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)
  • 1964 Akram Raza, cricketer (Pakistani off-spin all-rounder)
  • 1964 Benoit Benjamin, NBA center (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1964 David Tate, NFL defensive back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1964 Gene Atkins, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1964 Stephen Geoffreys, actor (Faternity Vacation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1964 Robbie Slater, Australian former footballer
  • 1965 Eric Allen, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1965 Mike Benjamin, Euclid Ohio, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1965 R Duncan Douglas, American biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Sen Dog [Senen Reyes], Cuban-American rapper (Cypress Hill), born in Pinar del Río, Cuba
  • 1965 Mads Mikkelsen, Danish actor (The Hunt), born in Copenhagen, Denmark