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Famous Birthdays on November 7

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 201

Person of interestAgrippina the Younger

15 Agrippina the Younger [Julia Agrippina], Roman Empress (sister of Caligula, wife of Claudius, mother of Nero), born in Oppidum Ubiorum (Cologne) (d. 59)

Roman Empress Agrippina the Younger
Roman Empress
Agrippina the Younger
  • 630 Constans II, Byzantine emperor (641-668) (d. 668)
  • 994 Muhammad ibn Hazm, Andalusian historian, jurist and author of Islamic Spain, born in Córdoba, Caliphate of Córdoba (d. 1064)
  • 1414 Jami [Mowlanā Nūr Od-dīn ʿabd Or-raḥmān Ebn Aḥmad], Persian poet (Lava’iḥ), born in Minaret of Jam, Afghanistan (d. 1492)
  • 1598 Francisco Zurbarán, Spanish painter, born in Fuente de Cantos, Spain (d. 1664)
  • 1619 Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (Historiettes), born in La Rochelle, France (d. 1692)
  • 1650 John Robinson, English diplomat and prelate, born in Cleasby, North Yorkshire (d. 1723)
  • 1687 William Stukeley, English physician and archaeologist (pioneered investigation of Stonehenge and Avebury), born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire (d. 1765)
  • 1692 Johannes Gottfried Schnabel, German author (Insel Felsenburg), born in Sandersdorf, Germany
  • 1706 Carlo Cecere, Italian composer, born in Grottole, Italy (d. 1761)
  • 1750 Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet, lawyer and translator, born in Bad Bramstedt, Germany (d. 1819)
  • 1758 Edouard viscount de Walckiers, South Netherland banker and politician, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1837)
  • 1786 Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, Spanish choirmaster and composer, born in Sanaüja, Spain (d. 1853)
  • 1797 Silas H. Stringham, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in Middletown, New York (d. 1876)
  • 1805 Thomas Brassey, English civil engineering contractor, born in Buerton, Cheshire, England (d. 1870)
  • 1810 Fritz Reuter, German novelist, born in Stavenhagen, Germany (d. 1874)

  • 1810 Ferenc Erkel, Hungarian composer (Himnusz), born in Gyula (d. 1893)
  • 1811 Karel Jaromír Erben, Czech poet (Bouquet), born in Miletín, Austria (d. 1870)
  • 1818 Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (founder of modern electrophysiology), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1896)
  • 1822 Edouard Gregoir, Belgian composer, born in Turnhout, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1828 Ludwig Deppe, German composer, born in Barntrup, Germany (d. 1890)
  • 1832 Andrew Dickson White, American historian and educator, 1st President of Cornell University, born in Homer, New York (d. 1918)
  • 1838 Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French writer (Contes cruels), born in Saint-Brieuc, Brittany, France (d. 1889)
  • 1839 Henry Holmes, English violinist and composer, born in London (d. 1905)
  • 1846 Ignaz Brull, Moravain-born composer, born in Prostějov, Moravia (d. 1907)
  • 1851 Chris von der Ahe, German entrepreneur and owner of St. Louis Brown Stockings, born in Hille, Germany (d. 1913)
  • 1852 Bohdan Borkowski, Polish composer, born in Tenczynek, Krakow, Poland (d. 1901)
  • 1855 Edwin Hall, American physicist (discovered Hall effect), born in Gorham, Maine (d. 1938)
  • 1856 Semyon Alapin, Russian chess master, born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1923)
  • 1858 Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian nationalist and freedom fighter, born in Habiganj, Sylhet region, India (d. 1932)
  • 1860 Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (Father of The Tank), born in Condé en Barrois, France (d. 1936)
  • 1861 Jeff Milton, American lawman, born in Marianna, Florida (d. 1947)
  • 1866 Paul Lincke, German composer and theater conductor considered the "father" of the Berlin operetta (Frau Luna, Lysistrata), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1946)

Person of interestMarie Curie

1867 Marie Curie, Polish-French scientist who discovered radium and the 1st woman to win a Nobel Prize (1903, 1911), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1934)

Physicist Marie Curie
Physicist
Marie Curie
  • 1874 Joseph Willoughby, South African cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1895-96), born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England (d. 1952)
  • 1875 Mikhail Kalinin, Soviet communist leader and statesman, born in Verkhnyaya Troitsa, Russia (d. 1946) [OS]

  • 1876 Culbert Olson, American lawyer and politician (Gov-D-Cal), born in Fillmore, Utah (d. 1962)
  • 1876 Ted Arnold, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 10 Tests 1903-05), born in Withycombe Raleigh, Devon (d. 1942)
  • 1876 Charlie Townsend, English cricketer, born in Bristol (d. 1958)
  • 1877 Henry Balfour Gardiner, English composer and musician, born in Kensington, England (d. 1950)
  • 1878 Lise Meitner, Austrian-Swedish physicist (discovered the nuclear fission of uranium), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1968)
  • 1879 Eugeen Yoors, Flemish etcher and glass painter, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1975)

Person of interestLeon Trotsky

1879 Leon Trotsky, Russian Marxist revolutionary, political theorist and founder of the Red Army [OS 26-10-1879], born in Yelizavetgrad, Russian Empire (d. 1940)

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1883 Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, African-American TV preacher, born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1968)
  • 1886 Aron Nimzowitsch, Latvian chess player (openings theorist), born in Riga, Russian Empire (d. 1935)
  • 1888 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist (Nobel Prize 1930 for light scattering), born in Tiruchirappalli, India (d. 1970)
  • 1889 George Davis, Flemish actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • 1889 Lionel Tennyson, 3rd Baron Tennyson and cricketer (England batsman & captain), born in Westminster, London (d. 1951)
  • 1892 Edward Sedgwick, American film director (The Flaming Frontier, Let 'er Buck), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1953)
  • 1893 Leatrice Joy, American actress (The Ace of Hearts), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1985)
  • 1895 Jacob Kaplan, French Grand Rabbi (1955-81), born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1896 Herbert O'Connor, 51st Governor of Maryland and TV narrator (Crime Syndicate), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1960)
  • 1896 Esdras Minville, Quebec writer, economist and sociologist, born in Quebec, Montreal (d. 1975)
  • 1897 Ruth Pitter, British poet and 1st woman to receive the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955, born in Ilford, London (d. 1992)
  • 1898 Raphaël Salem, Greek mathematician, born in Saloniki, Ottoman Empire (d. 1963)
  • 1900 Efrem Kurtz, Russian conductor (Houston Symph 1948-54), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1995)
  • 1902 Rob van der de Bas [Barend Robberts], troubadour (Klucht of the Cow)
  • 1903 Albert Helman [Lou Lichtveld], Suriname politician and novelist, born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 1996)
  • 1903 Dean Jagger, American actor (White Christmas, Vanishing Point), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 1991)
  • 1903 Konrad Lorenz, Austrian zoologist and ethologist (Man & His Ideas, Nobel Prize 1973), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1989)
  • 1903 Grace Stafford, American actress (Confessions of a Nazi Spy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1905 William Alwyn, English composer, born in Northampton, England (d. 1985)
  • 1906 Eugene Carson Blake, US Secretary-General of World Council of Churches (1966-72), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • 1906 Jan Vercammen, Flemish author and chief inspector LO (Primary Education), born in Temse, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • 1906 Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar) (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Maurits Mok, Dutch author and poet (Cheese & Bread Game), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • 1911 Walter Shlomo Gross, journalist

Person of interestAlbert Camus

1913 Albert Camus, French author (The Just-Nobel 1957), born in Dréan, Algeria (d. 1960)

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • 1914 R. A. Lafferty, American sci-fi author (Devil is Dead), born in Neola, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • 1915 Philip Morrison, American physicist, born in Somerville, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1916 Joe Bushkin, American jazz pianist (A Couple of Joes), born in NYC, New York
  • 1917 András Mihály, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1993)
  • 1917 Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), born in Brawley, California (d. 2015)

Person of interestBilly Graham

1918 Billy Graham, American Baptist evangelist (Crusades) described as 1 of the 20th century's most influential Christian leaders, born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2018)

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham
  • 1918 Maria Teresa de Noronha, Portuguese Fado singer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1993)
  • 1918 Paul Aussaresses, French Army general, born in Saint-Paul-Cap-de-Joux, France (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Jack Fleck, American golfer (US Open 1955), born in Bettendorf, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • 1922 Al Hirt, jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1924 Wolf Mankowitz, English playwright and writer (A Kid for Two Farthings), born in Spitalfields, London (d. 1998)
  • 1926 Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (Met Opera), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1927 Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (President of Nintendo, 1949-2003, owner of Seattle Mariners), born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (Zulu, Show Boat, Kiss Me, Kate), born in Margam, Wales (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Richard G. Scott, American scientist and LDS apostle, born in Pocatello, Idaho (d. 2015)
  • 1928 Norton Zinder, American biologist (genetic transduction), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Ruggero Mastroianni, Italian film editor (Giulietta degli spiriti), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1996)
  • 1930 Peter Woods, British journalist and newsreader, born in Romford, Essex, England (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Rudy Boschwitz, American politician (U.S. Senator from Minnesota 1978-91), born in Berlin, Weimar Germany
  • 1931 Gerald Humel, American composer (Universe), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1932 Yrrah [Harry Lammertink], Dutch cartoonist (Vrij Netherland), born in Apeldoorn, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1933 George Tibbits, Australian composer, born in Boulder, Western Australia (d. 2008)
  • 1934 Stephen L. Neal, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1975-95), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

  • 1935 Willibrordus S. Rendra, Indonesian poet (Ballad orang-orang tertjina), born in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia (d. 2009)
  • 1936 Barry Newman, American actor (Amy, Deadline, Petrocelli), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1936 Jaap Stobbe, Dutch actor (Dageraad), born in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
  • 1936 Al Attles, American NBA point guard and coach (SF/GS Warriors), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1938 Dee Clark, American singer (Raindrops), born in Blytheville, Arkansas (d. 1990)
  • 1938 Jim Katt, American baseball pitcher and sportscaster (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Zeeland, Michigan
  • 1939 Daniel Manneke, Dutch composer and organist, born in Kruiningen, Netherlands
  • 1940 Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • 1942 Jean Shrimpton, British actress (Privilege, Beaton by Bailey, Something Nice to Eat) and the world's first supermodel, born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
  • 1942 Johnny Rivers, [Ramistella], American singer (Secret Agent Man), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestJoni Mitchell

1943 Joni Mitchell [Roberta J Anderson], Canadian singer (Clouds), born in Fort Macleod, Alberta

  • 1943 Judith Forst, Canadian mezzo-soprano, born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • 1943 Wensley Haydon-Baillie, English pharmaceutical manufacturer
  • 1943 Michael Byrne, English actor (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), born in London
  • 1943 Stephen Greenblatt, American literary historian and author (The Swerve: How the World Became Modern), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1943 Boris Gromov, Russian general and politician (Governor of Moscow Oblast 2000-12), born in Saratov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Person of interestMichael Spence

1943 Michael Spence, Canadian-American economist (Nobel 2001 - dynamics of information flows and market development), born in Montclair, New Jersey

Economist Michael Spence
Economist
Michael Spence
  • 1944 James Dashow, American-Italian composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944 Julian Christopher, American actor (Jerry-Magician), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 Joe Niekro, American MLB baseball knuckler (NY Yankees), born in Martins Ferry, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • 1944 Luigi Riva, Italian footballer (Cagliari), born in Leggiuno, Italy
  • 1944 Ken Patera, American professional wrestler, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1947 Bob Anderson, English darts player, born in Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • 1947 Yutaka Fukumoto, Japanese professional baseball player, born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1948 Alex Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver, born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 1949 Steven Stucky, American composer (Los Angeles Philharmonic), born in Hutchinson, Kansas (d. 2016)
  • 1950 Alexa Canady, 1st African-American female neurosurgeon and educator, born in Lansing, Michigan
  • 1950 Augusto Gen'un Alcalde, 1st South American Zen teacher, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1951 Dan Duva, American boxing promoter and producer (Howard Stern New Years Party), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1996)
  • 1952 David Petraeus, Commanding General of Multinational Force Iraq (2007-08), born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York

  • 1953 Lucinda Green, English equestrian (Olympic silver 1984), born in Andover, Hampshire, England
  • 1954 Kamal Haasan, Indian actor (Vishwaroopam), born in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu
  • 1955 Detlef Ultsch, German judoka (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Sonneberg, Bezirk Suhl, East Germany
  • 1955 René Marie, American jazz singer (Sound of Red), born in Warrenton, Virginia
  • 1956 Denise Jannah [Zeefuik], Suriname-Dutch jazz singer (Farmer's Market), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1956 Judy Tenuta, American comedian, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957 Christopher Knight, American actor (Peter-Brady Bunch), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Jonathan Palmer, British businessman and Formula One racer, born in Lewisham, London
  • 1957 Kathy McMillan, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1976), born in Raeford, North Carolina
  • 1957 King Kong Bundy [Christopher Pallies], American pro wrestler (WWF), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1958 Jack Wyngaard, South African dancer (d. 1996)
  • 1958 Lori Saldaña, American politician (California State Assembly), born in San Diego, California
  • 1959 Billy Gillispie, American basketball coach (Ranger College), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1959 Alexandre Guimarães, Costa Rican football player and manager, born in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil
  • 1960 Tommy Thayer, American guitarist (Kiss), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1961 Mintcho Pachov, Bulgarian 67.5kg weightlifer (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1962 Arend Bouwmeester, Dutch saxophonist (Bob Color)
  • 1962 Wayne N. Phillips, Australian opener cricketer (Test for Aust v Ind 1992), born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • 1963 John Barnes, British football player, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1963 Shelly Miller, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25th-1994), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1963 Todd McKee, American actor (Ted-Santa Barbara, The Bold & The Beautiful), born in Kentfield, California
  • 1963 Elizabeth "Liz" Mikel, American actress and jazz singer (Friday Night Lights), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1964 Dana Plato, American actress (Kimberly-Diff'rent Strokes), born in Maywood, California (d. 1999)
  • 1964 Liam Ó Maonlaí, Irish vocalist and pianist (Hothouse Flowers-I'm Sorry), born in Monkstown, County Dublin, Ireland
  • 1964 Gill Holland, Norwegian-American producer (Hurricane Streets), born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1965 Sigrun Wodars, German middle distance athlete (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1966 Andy Tomberlin, American baseball outfielder (NY Mets), born in Monroe, North Carolina
  • 1966 Lisa Canning, American TV and radio hostess (Entertainment Tonight), born in St.Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • 1966 Murphy Su'a, New Zealand cricket pace bowler (NZ left-arm of Samoan parents), born in Whanganui, New Zealand
  • 1966 Calvin Borel, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby 2007, 09, 10), born in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

  • 1967 Sharleen Spiteri, Scottish singer and songwriter (Texas), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1967 David Guetta, French songwriter, DJ and record producer (One Love, When Love Takes Over), born in Paris, France
  • 1968 Russ Springer, American MLB pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • 1968 Greg Tribbett, American musician (Mudvayne), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1968 Mark Preston, Australian businessman and motorsport professional, born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • 1969 Michelle Morse, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995), born in Fort Rucker, Alabama
  • 1969 Tanya Dubnicoff, Canadian cyclist (Olympic 6th 1992, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1969 Hélène Grimaud, French classical pianist, born in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 1969 Michelle Clunie, American actress (Queer As Folk), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1970 Andre Hastings, American NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1970 Marc Rosset, Swiss tennis star (1992 French Doubles), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1970 Neil Hannon, Northern Irish musician (The Divine Comedy), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • 1970 Andy Houston, American NASCAR driver, born in Hickory, North Carolina
  • 1970 Morgan Spurlock, American director and documentary producer (Super Size Me), born in Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • 1971 Jamie Drummond, Scottish-Canadian sommelier, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1971 Robin Finck, American guitarist (Guns N' Roses), born in Park Ridge, New Jersey
  • 1972 Christopher Daniel Barnes, American actor (As World Turns), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1972 Emily Lesueur, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold teams 1996), born in Glendale, California
  • 1972 Jane Taylor, Australian tennis star (1995 Futures-Wagga Waga), born in Hunter Valley, Australia
  • 1972 Jeremy London, American actor (I'll Fly Away, Party of Five), born in San Diego, California
  • 1972 Jimmy Gary Jr., American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in Stuart, Florida
  • 1972 Mike Goldman, Australian media personality (Big Brother Australia), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1972 Marcus Stewart, English football player, born in Bristol, England
  • 1973 Yunjin Kim, South Korean-American actress (Sun-Lost), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1973 Martín Palermo, Argentine footballer, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • 1974 Kris Benson, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Superior, Wisconsin
  • 1974 Tarek Saleh, American football linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Woodbridge, Connecticut
  • 1974 Chris Summers, Norwegian drummer (Turbonegro), born in Oslo, Norway

Person of interestMarcus Luttrell

1975 Marcus Luttrell, American former Navy SEAL ("Lone Survivor"), born in Houston, Texas

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell
Navy SEAL
Marcus Luttrell
  • 1976 Mark Philippoussis, Australian tennis star (140 MPH serve), born in Melbourne, Australia

  • 1976 One Be Lo [Ralond Scruggs], American hip-hop artist (Binary Star), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1978 Rio Ferdinand, English footballer (England national team 1997-2001), born in Camberwell, England
  • 1978 Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Dutch footballer (PSV Eindhoven), born in Oldenzaal, Netherlands
  • 1978 Tomoya Nagase, Japanese actor and singer (TOKIO), born in Kanagawa, Japan
  • 1979 Danny Fonseca, Costa Rican soccer midfielder (28 caps; Cartaginés 537 games), born in Cartago, Costa Rica
  • 1979 Barney Harwood, English CBBC presenter, born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • 1979 Will Demps, American football player, born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1979 Joey Ryan, American professional wrestler, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979 Jon Peter Lewis, American singer and songwriter, born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1979 Mike Commodore, Canadian professional hockey player (Carolina Hurricanes), born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
  • 1980 Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast (Olympic gold 2000, 2004), born in Premià de Mar, Barcelona
  • 1980 James Franklin, New Zealand cricketer, born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1980 Luciana Salazar, Argentine model and actress (Cien días para enamorarse), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1981 Muhammad Hassan, American professional wrestler, born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1981 Anthony Moffat, Scottish musician, writer and filmmaker, born in Dumfries, Scotland
  • 1981 Anushka Shetty, Indian film actress (Arundhati), born in Puttur, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
  • 1986 Sol Aranza, Mexican voice actress
  • 1990 Matt Corby, Australian singer and songwriter (Into The Flame), born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1995 Bethany Mota, American video blogger, born in Merced County, California