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Famous Birthdays on November 5

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 207

  • 1271 Maḥmūd Ghāzān, 7th Mongol Empire ruler in Iran, born in Abaskun, Iran (d. 1304)
  • 1494 Hans Sachs, German composer, playwright, and shoemaker, born in Nürnberg (d. 1576)
  • 1534 Joachim Camerarius, German botanist (horticulture catalog) and physician, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1598)
  • 1549 Philippe de Mornay (or Philippe Du-Plessis-Mornay), French writer, born in Buhy, France (d. 1623)
  • 1563 Anna van Nassau, daughter of William the Silent and his second wife, Anna of Saxony and wife of William Louis, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1588)
  • 1592 Charles Chauncy, American clergyman and President of Harvard College (1654-72), born in Yardley-Bury, England (d. 1672)
  • 1613 Isaac de Benserade, French poet, born in Lyons-la-Forêt, France (d. 1691)
  • 1615 Ibrahim I, 18th Ottoman Sultan (1640-48), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1648)
  • 1654 Christian Liebe, German composer, born in Freiberg, Saxony (d. 1708)
  • 1666 Attilio Ariosti, Italian composer born in Bologna (d. 1729)
  • 1667 Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German landscape painter, born in Regensburg, Germany (d. 1719)
  • 1701 Pietro Longhi, Venetian painter, born in Venice (d. 1785)
  • 1715 John Brown, English writer, born in Rothbury, Northumberland, England (d. 1766)
  • 1722 William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, English nobleman and politician, born in Clayton, Lancashire, England (d. 1798)
  • 1742 Richard Cosway, English portrait painter, born in Tiverton, England (d. 1821)
  • 1764 Pieter Nieuwland, Dutch scientist and mathematician (known as "Dutch Isaac Newton"), born in Diemermeer (d. 1794)

  • 1779 Washington Allston, American painter (pioneer of America's Romantic movement of landscape painting) and author, born in Georgetown, South Carolina (d. 1843)
  • 1798 Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Berry, Italian princess of the House of Bourbon, born in Caserta Palace, Caserta, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1870)
  • 1818 Benjamin Franklin Butler, American Major General (Union Army), born in Deerfield, New Hampshire (d. 1893)
  • 1819 Josef Rudolf Zavrtal, Czech composer, born in Polepy, Czech Republic (d. 1893)
  • 1825 Julius H [Szamvald] Stahel, Hungarian-American diplomat, mining engineer, and Major General (Union Army), born in Szeged, Hungary (d. 1912)
  • 1832 William W. Averell, American Major General (Union Army), born in Cameron, New York (d. 1900)
  • 1835 Moritz Szeps, Austrian journalist and newspaper publisher, born in Busk, Austrian Galicia (d. 1902)
  • 1841 Alexander Sergeyevich Famintsin, Russian composer, born in Kaluga, Russia (d. 1896)
  • 1846 Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1869)
  • 1849 Ruy Barbosa, Brazilian polymath, writer and politician, born in Salvador, Bahia, Empire of Brazil (d. 1923)
  • 1850 Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (Poems of Passion), born in Johnstown, Wisconsin (d. 1919)
  • 1851 Charles Dupuy, 3 times Prime Minister of France, born in Le Puy-en-Velay, France (d. 1923)
  • 1854 Paul Sabatier, French chemist (Nobel 1912 - improving the hydrogenation of organic species in the presence of metals), born in Carcassonne, France (d. 1941)
  • 1854 Alphonse Desjardins, founder of the Caisses populaires Desjardins, born in Lévis, Quebec (d. 1920)
  • 1855 Eugene V. Debs, American labor leader and Socialist presidential candidate, born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1926)
  • 1855 Léon Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (stratosphere), born in Paris (d. 1913)
  • 1857 Ida Tarbell, American muckraker (The History of the Standard Oil Company), born in Erie County, Pennsylvania (d. 1944)
  • 1866 Daniel Protheroe, Welsh conductor and composer, born in Ystradgynlais, Brecknockshire, Wales (d. 1934)
  • 1869 Chittaranjan Das, Indian lawyer and politician (founded the Swaraj Party), born in Bikrampur, British India (d. 1925)

Person of interestTeddy Flack

1873 Teddy Flack [Edwin], Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896, born in London, England (d. 1935)

Olympic Runner Teddy Flack
Olympic Runner
Teddy Flack

  • 1876 Raymond Duchamp-Villon, French cubist sculptor (Head of Baudeaire), born in Damville, Eure, France (d. 1918)
  • 1881 George A. Malcolm, American jurist (17th Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court) and educator, born in Concord, Michigan (d. 1961)
  • 1883 Ernie Parker, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1913), born in Perth, Western Australia (d. 1918)
  • 1884 James Elroy Flecker, English poet and dramatist (Hassan), born in Lewisham, London (d. 1915)

Person of interestWill Durant

1885 Will Durant, American author and historian (The Story of Philosophy, The Story of Civilization), born in North Adams, Massachusetts (d. 1981)

Historian Will Durant
Historian
Will Durant
  • 1887 Oscar Bossaert, Belgian industrialist and chocolate manufacturer (Victoria), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1890 Jan Zrzavý, Czech painter, born in Okrouhlice near Německý Brod, Bohemia (d. 1977)
  • 1891 Herb McGirr, New Zealand cricketer (played in NZ's 1st Test series), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 1964)
  • 1891 Earl Neale, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Virginia; NFL: Philadelphia Eagles) and MLB outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Parkersburg, West Virginia (d. 1973)
  • 1891 Mary Dorna [Mary Jeanette Tenkink-Stoppelman], Dutch author, born in Amsterdam (d. 1971)
  • 1892 J. B. S. Haldane, British-Indian geneticist (primordial soup theory), born in Oxford, England (d. 1964)
  • 1893 Raymond Loewy, French-American industrial designer, born in Paris (d. 1986)
  • 1894 Henri de Page, Belgian private law scholar, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1969)
  • 1895 Walter Gieseking, German pianist and composer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1956)
  • 1895 Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (The Scoundrel), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)
  • 1899 Forrest Lewis, American actor (All That Heaven Allows, Monster of Piedras Blancas), born in Knightstown, Indiana (d. 1977)
  • 1900 Natalie Schafer, American actress (Gilligan's Island, Anastasia), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1900 Martin Dies, Jr., American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Colorado City, Texas (d. 1972)
  • 1901 Eddie Paynter, English cricketer (England batting hero in Bodyline series), born in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England (d. 1979)
  • 1904 Cooney Weiland, Canadian NHL forward (Boston Bruins), born in Seaforth, Ontario (d. 1985)
  • 1905 George Bissett, South African cricketer (successful South African quick in 1927-28), born in Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa (d. 1965)
  • 1905 Joel McCrea, American actor (Foreign Correspondent, Sullivan's Travels), born in South Pasadena, California (d. 1990)
  • 1906 George Trevelyan, British educational pioneer and a founding father of the New Age movement, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1906 Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (dirty-snowball theory), born in Red Oak, Iowa (d. 2004)
  • 1911 Roy Rogers, American cowboy (Happy Trails, Roy Rogers Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1998)
  • 1913 John McGiver, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)

Person of interestVivien Leigh

1913 Vivien Leigh, English actress (Gone With The Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire), born in Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, India (d. 1967)

Actress Vivien Leigh
Actress
Vivien Leigh
  • 1914 Hans de Koster, Dutch Minister of Defense (1971-73), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1914 Alton Tobey, American artist, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Moe Biller, American labor union officer (AFL-CIO, Postal Workers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1916 Len Wilkinson, English cricketer (England leg-spinner just before WW II), born in Northwich, Cheshire, England (d. 2002)
  • 1916 Jim Tabor, American MLB 3rd baseman (2 x grand slams in one game), born in New Hope, Alabama (d. 1953)
  • 1917 Claus Adam, American composer and cellist (Juilliard Quartet), born on Sumatra, Indonesia (d. 1983)
  • 1917 Jacob Everaers, Dutch office clerk and resistance fighter, born in Tholen, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • 1917 Jacqueline Auriol, French aviator, born in Challans, Vendée, France (d. 2000)
  • 1917 Banarsi Das Gupta, Indian 4th Chief Minister of Haryana (1975-77), born in Bhiwani, Punjab, British India (d. 2007)
  • 1918 George Sheehan, American doctor, athlete and author ("Running & Being: The Total Experience," NY Times best seller), born in Brooklyn, NY (d. 1993)
  • 1919 Myron Floren, American accordionist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Roslyn, Day County, South Dakota (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher, critic and writer, born in Bulandshahr Uttar Pradesh, British India (d. 1978)
  • 1920 Douglass North, American economist, (Nobel Prize Economic Sciences 1993), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1920 Tommy Godwin, British track cyclist (Great Britain coach; 2 x Olympic bronze 1948; President British Cycling Federation), born in Connecticut, United States (d. 2012)
  • 1921 György Cziffra, Hungarian-French pianist (Chopin/Liszt), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1994)
  • 1921 Fawzia Fuad, Egyptian princess who became Queen of Iran as the first wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, born in Ras el-Tin Palace, Alexandria, Sultanate of Egypt (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Violet Barclay, American illustrator, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1923 Ian Munro, British medical journalist, humanitarian and cricketer, born in Bradford, England (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Ivan Rezak, Czech composer, born in Řevnice (d. 1977)
  • 1926 Leo Derksen, Dutch journalist (Telegraph/Sunday Newspaper), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 2002)
  • 1926 John Berger, English art critic and author (Ways of Seeing), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1927 Bob Abernethy, American journalist and newscaster (NBC News Encore), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1929 Ottmar MA Fraai, Curacaos/Dutch tenor
  • 1929 Lennart Johansson, Swedish soccer administrator (President Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 1990–2007), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2019)
  • 1930 Clifford Irving, American novelist and investigative reporter (hoax autobiography of Howard Hughes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1931 Ike Turner, American musician (A Fool in Love), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi
  • 1932 Arthur L. Liman, American trial lawyer (Oliver North), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Herb Edelman, American actor (Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)

  • 1934 Nick Smith, American politician ((Rep-R-Michigan, 1993-2005), born in Addison, Michigan
  • 1934 Victor Argo, American actor, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1935 Dick Davalos, American actor (Jeff-The Americans), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1935 Jerry Amper Dadap, Filippino guitarist and composer, born in Hinunangan, Southern Leyte
  • 1935 Nicholas Maw, British composer, born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England (d. 2009)
  • 1935 Lester Piggott, British jockey (11 time champ), born in Wantage, Berkshire, England
  • 1935 Christopher Wood, English screenwriter and novelist (Confessions), born in Lambeth, London (d. 2015)
  • 1936 Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (d. 2001)
  • 1936 William A. Christenberry, American photographer and artist, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Harris Yulin, American actor (Scarface), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938 Chris Robinson, America actor (Stanley, General Hospital, Another World), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1938 Joe Dassin, French-American singer (Les Champs-Élysées), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1938 César Luis Menotti, Argentine football player (1978 FIFA World Cup) and coach, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • 1939 Kenneth Walter, South African cricket pace bowler (1961-62 series v NZ), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
  • 1940 Elke Sommer [Elke Schletz], German actress (A Shot in the Dark, The Oscar), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1941 Patricia Harty, American actress (Occasional Wife, Blondie), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1941 Art Garfunkel, American singer and actor (Simon and Garfunkel, Carnal Knowledge), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Pablo Gomez, Spanish musician (Los Bravos), born in Barcelona, Catalonia
  • 1943 Sam Shepard Ill, American actor and playwright (Frances, Crimes of the Heart), born in Fort Sheridan, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1943 Friedman Paul Erhardt, German-American TV chef (Chef Tell), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 2007)
  • 1945 Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Aleka Papariga, Greek politician (General Secretary of Communist Party of Greece 1991-2013), born in Athens, Greece
  • 1946 Gram Parsons [Cecil Ingram Connor III], American rocker (Byrds), born in Winter Haven, Florida (d. 1973)
  • 1946 Herman Brood, Dutch painter and pianist (Sleepin' Bird), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1946 Patricia K Kuhl, speech & hearing scientist
  • 1947 Oļegs Antropovs, Latvian volleyball player (Olympic gold 1968), born in Shymkent, Kazakh SSR
  • 1947 Peter Noone, English rocker (Herman-Herman's Hermits-Silhouttes), born in Davyhulme, Lancashire, England
  • 1948 Peter Hammill, English singer and songwriter (Patient), born in Ealing, London
  • 1948 Rick Cobb, American hard rock drummer (Bloodrock)
  • 1948 Mel Ab-Owain, Welsh politician

  • 1948 Hridayananda dasa Goswami, International Society for Krishna Consciousness guru, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948 Bernard-Henri Lévy, French public intellectual, born in Béni Saf, Oran, French Algeria
  • 1948 Pepper LaBeija [William Jackson], American drag queen and fashion designer, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1949 Armin Shimerman, American actor (Principal Snyder-Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Lakewood, New Jersey
  • 1949 Jimmie Spheeris, American singer and songwriter, born in Phenix City, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • 1950 Debbie Massey, American golfer (3-time LPGA Tour winner), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1951 Stuart Havelock Hollingdale, anthropologist
  • 1951 Tony Evers, American politician, Governor of Wisconsin (2019-), born in Plymouth, Wisconsin

Person of interestBill Walton

1952 Bill Walton, American NBA center (Portland Trailblazers, Boston Celtics), born in La Mesa, California

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton
  • 1952 Oleg Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer, born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
  • 1952 Vandana Shiva, Indian scholar and environmental activist, born in Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 1953 Florentino V. Floro, Filipino judge (suspended from the Philippine judiciary in 2006 due to mental illness), born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1953 Joyce Maynard, American journalist and novelist (Labor Day), born in Durham, New Hampshire
  • 1955 Karan Thapar, Indian journalist, political analyst and commentator, born in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • 1955 Nestor Serrano, American actor (Navi Araz-24), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1955 Kris Jenner, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in San Diego, California
  • 1956 Rob Fisher, British rock keyboardist (Naked Eyes), born in Bath, England (d. 1999)
  • 1957 Michael "Mike" Score, British rock guitarist (A Flock Of Seagulls), born in Beverly, Yorkshire, England
  • 1957 David Moyse, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1957 Jon-Erik Hexum, American actor (Voyagers!, Cover-up), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 1984)
  • 1958 Don Falcone, American musician and producer (Spirits Burning)
  • 1958 Robert Patrick, American actor (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), born in Marietta, Georgia

Person of interestBryan Adams

1959 Bryan Adams, Canadian singer (Heaven), born in Kingston, Ontario

Singer Bryan Adams
Singer
Bryan Adams
  • 1960 Mark West, American NBA center (Detroit Pistons), born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • 1960 René Froger, Dutch singer (Everything Can Make a Man Happy), born in Amsterdam

Person of interestTilda Swinton

1960 Tilda Swinton, British actress (We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Chronicles of Narnia), born in London, England

Actress Tilda Swinton
Actress
Tilda Swinton
  • 1961 Charles O. Hobaugh, NASA astronaut and U.S. Marine Corps officer, born in Bar Harbor, Maine
  • 1961 Gina Mastrogiacomo, American actress (Goodfellas), born in Great Neck, Long Island, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1962 Brian Wheat, American rock bassist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1962 Abédi Pelé, Ghanaian footballer (captain of Ghana National Team), born in Kibi, Eastern Region, Ghana

  • 1962 Marcus J. Ranum, American computer and network security innovator, born in NYC, New York
  • 1963 Andrea McArdle, American actress (Annie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Hans Gilhaus, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse), born in Helmond, Netherlands
  • 1963 Tatum O'Neal, American actress (Paper Moon, Little Darlings; ex-wife of John McEnroe), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Famke Janssen, Dutch model and actress (The Blacklist: Redemption), born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • 1965 Kubrat, Prince of Panagyurishte, titular Bulgarian royal family, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1966 Nayim [Mohamed Alí Amar], Spanish footballer, born in Ceuta, Spain
  • 1967 Frank Pollack, American NFL tackle (SF 49ers), born in Camp Springs, Maryland
  • 1967 Judy Reyes, Dominican American actress (Scrubs), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Bob Dahl, American NFL guard (Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 Cary Blanchard, American NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1968 Sam Rockwell, American actor (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), born in Daly, California
  • 1968 Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Spanish actress (A Walk in the Clouds), born in Rome, Lazio, Italy
  • 1969 Jennifer Guthrie, American actress (Dawn-General Hospital), born in Willimantic, Connecticut
  • 1970 Javier Lopez, Puerto Rican baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1970 Ryan Wetnight, American NFL tight end (Chicago Bears), born in Fresno, California
  • 1970 Tamzin Outhwaite, English actress (Mel-EastEnders), born in Ilford, London
  • 1971 Corin Nemec, American actor (Tucker, Parker Lewis), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1971 Erick Walder, American triple jumper, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1971 Sergei Berezin, Russian NHL forward (Team Russia, Olympic silver 1998), born in Voskrensensk, Russia
  • 1971 Todd Collins, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills), born in Walpole, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Dana Jacobson, American TV host (ESPN's First Take), born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • 1971 Rob Jones, English footballer (Liverpool), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • 1971 Jonny Greenwood, English musician and composer (Radiohead), born in Oxford, England
  • 1971 Edmond Leung, Hong Kong singer and songwriter, born in British Hong Kong
  • 1972 Tracy Greene, American NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Monroe, Louisiana
  • 1972 Neil Cowley, English jazz pianist (Displaced, Fragile State), born in London
  • 1973 Alexei Yashin, Russian NHL center (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Ottawa Senators), born in Sverdlovsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • 1973 James Collins, American NBA guard (LA Clippers), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1973 Johnny Damon, American professional baseball outfielder (Kansas City Royals), born in Fort Riley, Kansas

  • 1973 Rupert Grant, American NFL fullback (NE Patriots), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1973 Daniella Westbrook, English actress (Sam Mitchell-EastEnders), born in Walthamstow, London
  • 1974 Conrad Hamilton, American football cornerback (NY Giants), born in Alamogordo, New Mexico
  • 1974 Jerry Stackhouse, American NBA guard and forward (Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers), born in Kinston, North Carolina
  • 1974 Dado Pršo, Croatian footballer, born in Zadar, SFR Yugoslavia
  • 1974 Angela Gossow, German vocalist (Arch Enemy), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1974 Ryan Adams, American musician, singer and songwriter (Whiskeytown), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • 1977 Tuula Puputti, Finnish ice hockey goalie (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Kuopio, Finland
  • 1977 Richard Wright, English football goalkeeper and coach (Manchester City), born in Ipswich, England
  • 1978 Bubba Watson Jr., American golfer (US Masters 2012, 2014), born in Bagdad, Florida
  • 1979 Mihalis Hatzigiannis, Greek-Cypriot songwriter and singer, born in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 1980 Christoph Metzelder, German footballer, born in Haltern, West Germany
  • 1980 Jaime Camara, Brazilian racing driver, born in Goiânia, Brazil
  • 1980 Eva González, Spanish model and beauty queen, born in Seville, Spain
  • 1983 Mike Hanke, German footballer, born in Hamm, West Germany
  • 1983 Andrew Hayden-Smith, English TV presenter and actor, born in Gateshead, England
  • 1984 Nick Folk, American football player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1984 Tobias Enstrom, Swedish hockey player, born in Nordingrå, Sweden
  • 1984 Eliud Kipchoge, Kenyan distance runner (Olympic gold marathon 2016; first under 2:00), born in Kapsisiywa, Kenya