On This Day

Historical Figures Born in November 1906

  • Nov 2 Luchino Visconti, Italian director (The Leopard, Death in Venice), born in Milan (d. 1976)
  • Nov 2 Daniil Andreev, Russian writer, poet and Christian mystic, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • Nov 2 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)
  • Nov 4 Roswell Leavitt Gilpatric, American lawyer and diplomat, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Nov 5 George Trevelyan, British educational pioneer and a founding father of the New Age movement, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Nov 5 Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (dirty-snowball theory), born in Red Oak, Iowa (d. 2004)
  • Nov 7 Eugene Carson Blake, US Secretary-General of World Council of Churches (1966-72), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • Nov 7 Jan Vercammen, Flemish author and chief inspector LO (Primary Education), born in Temse, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • Nov 7 Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar) (d. 1995)
  • Nov 9 Arthur Rudolph, German rocket engineer, born in Meiningen, Germany (d. 1996)
  • Nov 10 Josef Kramer, German concentration camp Commandant dubbed "The Beast of Belsen", born in Munich, Germany (d. 1945)
  • Nov 13 Eva Zeisel, American industrial designer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2011)
  • Nov 14 Louise Brooks, silent screen star (American Venus, Pandora's Box)
  • Nov 15 Curtis E Le May, air force general/VP candidate
  • Nov 17 Soichiro Honda, Japanese engineer, founder and CEO of Honda Motor Co, born in Hamamatsu, Japan (d, 1991)

George Wald

Nov 18 George Wald, American physiologist and biologist (Nobel Prize 1967, vitamin A in retina), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)

  • Nov 18 Klaus Mann, German-American author (Mephisto), born in Munich (d. 1949)
  • Nov 18 Alec Issigonis, Greek-British automotive designer who designed the Mini, born in Smyrna, Ottoman Empire (d. 1988)
  • Nov 24 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Air Bridge monument Berlin)
  • Nov 30 Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/husband of English prince George

About November 1906

How Old? 115 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Signs: Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21), Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)