Famous Birthdays on November 6

  • 1391 Edmund de Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician, born in New Forest, Westmeath, Ireland (d. 1425)
  • 1479 Johanna, the Insane, Queen of Castile (1504-20), born in Toledo, Spain (d. 1555)

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1494 Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman Sultan and the longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1530-1566), born in Trabzon, Ottoman Empire (d. 1566)

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent
  • 1550 Karin Månsdotter, Queen of Sweden, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1612)

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1558 Thomas Kyd, English dramatist (Spanish Tragedy), born in London (d. 1594)

Dramatist and Playwright Thomas Kyd
Dramatist and Playwright
Thomas Kyd
  • 1566 Julien Perrichon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1600)
  • 1607 Sigmund Theophil Staden, German composer, born in Kulmbach, Germany (d. 1655)
  • 1613 Luis de Garay, Spanish composer, born in Villa de Veteta (d. 1673)
  • 1659 Theodor Schwartzkopff, German composer, born in Ulm, Germany (d. 1732)
  • 1661 Charles II of Spain, last Habsburg king of Spain (reigns 1665-1700), born in Royal Alcazar of Madrid, Spain (d. 1700)
  • 1671 Colley Cibber, English actor, dramatist and Poet Laureate (1730-57), born in London (d. 1757)
  • 1692 Louis Racine, French poet (La Religion), born in Paris (d. 1763)
  • 1746 Absalom Jones, African-American abolitionist and clergyman, born into slavery in Delaware (d. 1818)
  • 1753 Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Breval, French cellist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1823)
  • 1753 Mikhail Kozlovsky, Russian sculptor, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1802)
  • 1757 Louis-Abet Deffroy de Reigny, composer
  • 1771 Alois Senefelder, German actor and inventor (lithography), born in Prague (d. 1834)
  • 1779 Michal Bogdanowicz, composer
  • 1796 George Back, English sea officer and explorer (North Canada), born in Stockport, Cheshire (d. 1878)
  • 1800 Eduard Grell, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1886)
  • 1814 Adolphe Sax, Belgium musician and inventor (saxophone), born in Dinant, Belgium (d. 1894)
  • 1818 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian and author (In the Forests), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Empire [OS=Oct 25]
  • 1822 Gordon Granger, American Major General (Union Army), born in Wayne County, New York (d. 1876)
  • 1833 Jonas Lie, Norwegian author (The Family at Gilje: A Domestic Story of the Forties), born in Hokksund, Eiker, Norway (d. 1908)
  • 1836 Francis Ellingwood Abbot, American theologian (Scientific Theism), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1903)
  • 1838 John Grant Mitchell, American lawyer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1894)
  • 1841 Nelson W. Aldrich, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, born in Foster, Rhode Island (d. 1915)
  • 1841 Armand Fallières, French president (1906-13), born in Mézin, France (d. 1931)
  • 1848 Richard Jefferies, English naturalist and essayist, born in Coate, Swindon, England (d. 1887)
  • 1851 Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (co-founded Dow Jones and 1st editor of Wall St Journal), born in Sterling, Connecticut (d. 1902)

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1854 John Philip Sousa, march king (Stars & Stripes Forever), born in Washington, D.C.

  • 1855 Iosif Kotek, Russian composer and violinist, born in Kamenets-Podolsk, Ukraine (d. 1885)
  • 1855 Ezra Seymour Gosney, American philanthropist and eugenicist, born in Kenton County, Kentucky (d. 1942)
  • 1856 Nikolaĭ Nikolaevich, Grand Duke of Russia, born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1929)

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1861 James Naismith, Canadian-American physical educator and inventor (basketball, football helmet), born in Almonte, Ontario (d. 1939)

Basketball Inventor James Naismith
Basketball Inventor
James Naismith
  • 1867 Marie Bregendahl, Danish author (Holger Hauge og hans Hustru), born in Fly, Denmark (d. 1940)
  • 1875 Pompeo Aloisi, Italian baron, diplomat and senator, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1949)
  • 1878 Ernest Irving, English composer, born in Godalming, Surrey (d. 1953)
  • 1879 Eugen Varga, Hungarian-Russian economist and politician, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1964)
  • 1880 Robert Musil, Austrian writer (Mann ohne Eigenschaften), born in Klagenfurt, Austria (d. 1942)
  • 1880 Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1959)
  • 1883 Hubert Bath, British film composer and music director, born in Barnstaple, Devon (d. 1945)
  • 1884 Ludomir Rozycki, Polish composer and conductor (Meduza, Eros i Psyche), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1885 Emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor

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1887 Walter Johnson, American MLB pitcher (Washington Senator: 1907-27), born in Humboldt, Kansas (d. 1946)

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1892 John Alcock, English pilot (1st non-stop flight across Atlantic Ocean), born in Stretford, England (d. 1919)
  • 1892 Ole Olsen, American comedian (Olsen & Johnson), born in Wabash, Indiana (d. 1963)
  • 1892 Harold Ross, American magazine editor and co-founded The New Yorker, born in Aspen, Colorado (d. 1951)
  • 1893 August Defresne, Dutch playwright and director (Uninhabited Island), born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1961)
  • 1901 Juanita Hall, American actress (South Pacific, Flower Drum Song), born in Keyport, New Jersey (d. 1968)
  • 1903 June Marlowe, American actress (Pardon Us, Clash of the Wolves), born in St. Cloud, Minnesota (d. 1984)

  • 1904 Selena Royale, American actress (Date With Judy, Misleading Lady), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1906 Francis Lederer, Czech actor (Diary of a Chambermaid), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2000)
  • 1906 James D. Norris, American sports businessman (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • 1908 Fanny Leys, Flemish author (Ontwijding)
  • 1909 Heinz Rottger, German composer, born in Herford, Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1909 Henk Bijvanck, Dutch composer, born in Kudus, Java (d. 1969)
  • 1910 Arthur Cohn, American composer and writer on music, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1998)
  • 1914 Jonathan Harris, American actor (Dr Zachary Smith-Lost in Space), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1916 Ray Conniff, American bandleader and musician (Ray Conniff Singers), born in Attleboro, Massachusetts (d. 2002)
  • 1917 Edgar Whitcomb, American politician and Governor of Indiana (1969-73), born in Hayden, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1918 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse, Ritz), born in Bristol, England (d. 1991)
  • 1919 Alan Lisette, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow left-armer vs West Indies 1956), born in Morrinsville, New Zealand (d. 1973)
  • 1920 John Smith, English chairman of Liverpool F.C. (1973-90), (d. 1995)
  • 1921 Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricketer (gifted all-rounder for NZ in 1950's), born in Gore, Southland, New Zealand (d. 2006)
  • 1921 James Jones, American novelist (Bad Blood, From Here to Eternity), born in Robinson, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • 1922 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, born in Karlstad, Värmland County (d. 2013)
  • 1923 Aleksandra Chudina, Soviet athlete, track jumper (Olympic-2 silver-1952), born in Kurkinsky District, Russia (d. 1990)
  • 1923 Clay [David] Jones, Welsh gardener (BBC Gardener's Question Time), born in Cardigan, Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Renato Capecchi, Italian violinist and baritone, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1998)
  • 1924 Jeanette Schmid, Austrian transsexual professional whistler, born in Volary, Sudetenland (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Dirk de Vroome, [Red Giant], SS'er
  • 1926 Brian Abel-Smith, British economist and expert adviser, born in Kensington Court Gardens, London (d. 1996)
  • 1928 Peter Matz, American musician and orchestra leader (Hullabaloo, Carol Burnett Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1930 Raymond Baervoets, Belgian composer (Metamorphoses), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1989)
  • 1931 Mike Nichols [Mikhail Peschkowsky], German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1931 Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1982)
  • 1931 Peter Collins, English race car driver, born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England (d. 1958)
  • 1932 Stonewall Jackson, country music musician, born in Tabor City, North Carolina
  • 1933 Joseph Pope, American singer (Hey Girl Don't Bother Me), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1996)
  • 1933 Knut Johannesen, Norwegian 5K/10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1964), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1936 David Ward-Steinman, American composer, born in Alexandria, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1936 K. Schippers [Gerard Stigter], Dutch author (Een klok en profil), born in Amsterdam
  • 1936 Mikhail Vladimirovich Sologub, Russian cosmonaut, born in Buguruslan, Orenburg Oblast (d. 1996)
  • 1937 Bas de Gaay Fortman, Dutch scholar and politician (PPR), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1937 Edwin Roxburgh, English composer and conductor, born in Liverpool
  • 1937 Joe Warfield, American actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1938 P. J. Proby [James Marcus Smith], American singer, songwriter and actor (Hold Me, Three Week Hero), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1938 Mack Jones, American baseball player, born in Atlanta (d. 2004)
  • 1938 Jim Pike, American singer (The Lettermen)
  • 1938 Dumitru Rusu, Romanian painter, born in Ilişeşti , Suceava
  • 1939 Leonardo Quisumbing, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, born in Masbate, Philippines
  • 1940 Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service, born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Dieter F. Uchtdorf, German aviator and religious leader (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), born in Moravská Ostrava
  • 1941 Doug Sahm, American country singer (Texas Tornadoes-Dinero), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1941 Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), born in Monahans, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1941 James Bowman, English countertenor, born in Oxford, England
  • 1943 Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist (d. 1964)
  • 1944 Bill Henderson, Canadian rock vocalist and guitarist (Chilliwack), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1945 Robert J. Mrazek, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1983-93), born in Newport, Rhode Island

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1946 Sally Field, American actress (Forrest Gump, Gidget, Flying Nun), born in Pasadena, California

Actress Sally Field
Actress
Sally Field
  • 1946 Fred Penner, Canadian children's entertainer, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1947 Doug Young, musician (Flash In The Pan)
  • 1947 Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (Yi Yi), born in Shanghai (d. 2007)
  • 1947 Larry James, American track athlete, 4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Mount Pleasant, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1947 George Young, Scottish-Australian rock guitarist (Easybeats, AC/DC), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Jack Arnold, character on TV programme The Wonder Years
  • 1947 John Wilson, Irish rock drummer (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1947 Jim Rosenthal, English sports presenter, born in Oxford, England

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1948 Glenn Frey, American rock vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • 1949 Brad Davis, American actor (Roots, Chiefs, Midnight Express), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d.1991)
  • 1949 Nigel Havers, English actor (Don't Wait Up), born in London
  • 1949 Arturo Sandoval, Cuban-American jazz trumpeter and composer, born in Artemisa, Cuba
  • 1949 Joseph C. Wilson, Vice Chairman of Jarch Capital, LLC, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1950 Ernest Thompson, actor (Sierra, Westside Medical), born in Bellows Fall, Vermont
  • 1951 Peter Althin, Swedish politician and attorney, born in Lund, Skåne, Sweden
  • 1951 John Falsey, American television writer and producer, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1952 Michael Cunningham, American novelist and screenwriter (The Hours), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1954 Catherine Crier, American journalist and author (The Case Against Lawyers, A Deadly Game), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1955 Maria Shriver, American newscaster (Sunday Today) and ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956 Graeme Wood, Australian cricketer (Australian lefty opening batsman 1978-88), born in East Fremantle, Australia
  • 1957 Klaus Kleinfeld, German industrialist, born in Bremen, Germany
  • 1957 Siobhán McCarthy, Irish singer and actress (Roisin Connor-Bad Girls), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1957 Lori Singer, American actress (Fame, V, Footloose), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1958 Trace Beaulieu, American actor (Mystery Science Theater 3000), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1959 Teri Peterson, American model and playmate (July, 1980), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1960 Lance Kerwin, American actor (Salem's Lot, Enemy Mine, Outbreak), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1960 Michael Cerveris, American actor (Fun Home), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1961 Florent Pagny, French songwriter and singer, born in Chalon-sur-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, France
  • 1961 Kazuhiko Aoki, Japanese game creator, born in Japan
  • 1961 Craig Goldy, American guitarist for the band Dio, born in San Diego, California
  • 1962 Aznil Nawawi, Malaysian host, actor and singer, born in Kampung Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur
  • 1963 Jean-Marc Chouinard, epee (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963 Rozz Williams, American musician (Christian Death), born in Pomona, California (d. 1998)
  • 1964 Erik Kramer [William Erik Kramer] American former NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), born in Encino, California
  • 1964 Kerry Conran, American filmmaker (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1964 Corey Glover, American musician (Living Color), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964 Greg Graffin, American singer (Bad Religion), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1965 Brian Givens, American baseball pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Lompoc, California
  • 1965 Robert Oberrauch, Italian ice hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998), born in Bolzano, Italy
  • 1966 Lisa Fuller, American actress (Dawn-General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 Peter DeLuise, American actor (21 Jump Street, seaQuest DSV), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1966 Paul Gilbert, American guitarist and singer (Mr. Big), born in Carbondale, Illinois
  • 1967 Dennis Brown, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Jackie Auzias de Turenne, WPVA volleyballer (Natl-17th-1995), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967 Rebecca Schaeffer, American actress (Patti-My Sister Sam), born in Eugene, Oregon (d. 1989)
  • 1967 Shuzo Matsuoka, Japanese tennis star (1995 USTA/Binghampton), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1968 Alfred Williams, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968 Chad Curtis, American outfielder (NY Yankees, Detroit Tigers), born in Marion, Indiana
  • 1968 Edward Linskens, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Venray, Netherlands
  • 1968 Kelly Rutherford, American actress (Generations, Gossip Girl), born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
  • 1968 Vlast Plavucha, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1968 Jerry Yang, Taiwanese-born American entrepreneur (co-founder of Yahoo!, Inc.), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1969 Don Wengert, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1969 Colson Whitehead, American writer (The Intuitionist, The Underground Railroad), born in NYC, New York
  • 1970 Eric Mueller, American rower (Olympics-silver-1996), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1970 Ethan Hawke, American actor (Dad, Dead Poets Society, Explorers), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1970 Maa Tanuvasa, American NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Nu'uuli, American Samoa
  • 1970 Patrick Burke, Irish CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1970 Rich Braham, American NFL center (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Morgantown, West Virginia
  • 1971 Derrick Alexander, American NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1972 Anthony Brown, American NFL tackle (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Okinawa, Japan
  • 1972 Vicki Movessian, American ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympic-98), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Garry Flitcroft, English footballer and football manager, born in Bolton, Lancashire
  • 1972 Thandie Newton, English actress (Mission: Impossible 2, Crash), born in Westminster, London
  • 1972 Deivi Cruz, American baseball player, born in Nizao, Dominican Republic
  • 1973 Taje Allen, American football player (St Louis Rams), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1973 Nell McAndrew, British model, born in Leeds, England
  • 1974 Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Mouscron, Belgium (d. 2009)
  • 1975 Mike Maurer, Canadian CFL fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • 1976 Laurie Baker, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympic-gold-98), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1976 Mike Herrera, American singer and bassist (MxPx), born in Bremerton, Massachusetts
  • 1976 Jodi Martin, Australian singer-songwriter, born in Ceduna, Australia
  • 1976 Pat Tillman, American football player and U.S. Army Ranger, born in Fremont, California (d. 2004)
  • 1976 Catherine Clark, Canadian journalist; daughter of Joe Clark, born in High River, Alberta
  • 1977 Patrícia Tavares, Portuguese actress, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1978 Nicole Dubuc, American writer and actress (Robin-Major Dad), born in Orange County, California
  • 1978 Zak Morioka, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1978 Sandrine Blancke, Belgian actress, born in Uccle, Belgium
  • 1978 Daniella Cicarelli, Brazilian model and television host, born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 1978 Jolina Magdangal, Filipina singer, actress and television host, born in Hagonoy, Bulacan, Philippines
  • 1978 Taryn Manning, American actress (Hawaii Five-O), born in Falls Church, Virginia
  • 1979 Lamar Odom, American basketball player, born in South Jamaica, New York
  • 1981 Cassie Bernall, American murder victim, born in Wheat Ridge, Colorado (d. 1999)
  • 1981 Lee Dong Wook, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1982 Sowelu, Japanese pop singer, born in Tokyo
  • 1983 Janette McBride, Filipino-Australian actress and television host, born in Queensland, Australia
  • 1983 Jon Hume, Australian singer (Evermore), born in Lismore, Australia
  • 1987 Ana Ivanović, Serbian tennis player, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • 1988 Erik Lund, Swedish footballer, born in Ljungskile, Sweden

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1988 Emma Stone, American actress (Superbad, The Amazing Spider-Man), born in Scottsdale, Arizona

Actress Emma Stone
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Emma Stone
  • 1989 Jozy Altidore, American footballer, born in Livingston, New Jersey