On This Day

Birthdays in History in November 1908

  • Nov 4 Joseph Rotblat, Polish Physicist, Nobel Peace Prize 1995, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2005)
  • Nov 6 Fanny Leys, Flemish author (Ontwijding)
  • Nov 8 Martha Gellhorn, American novelist and journalist who was one of the first female war correspondents, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)
  • Nov 10 Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross during World War II, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2000)
  • Nov 12 Hans Werner Richter, German author (Socially Responsible Cinema)
  • Nov 12 Harry A Blackmun, Ill, 100th Supreme Court justice (1970-94)

Person of interestAmon Göth

Nov 12 Amon Göth, Austrian SS commandant of the Płaszów concentration camp, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1946)

SS Officer Amon Göth
SS Officer
Amon Göth
  • Nov 13 C. Vann Woodward, American historian and educator, born in Vanndale, Arkansas (d. 1999)
  • Nov 14 Harrison E Salisbury, journalist/author (50th Anniv of Soviet Union)
  • Nov 18 Imogene Coca, American comedienne (Your Show of Shows, Grindl), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Nov 21 Elizabeth George Speare, American author (The Witch of Blackbird Pond), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • Nov 22 Michael Balfour, English historian, born in Oxford (d. 1995)
  • Nov 23 Nelson S. Bond, American sci-fi writer (d. 2006)
  • Nov 24 Harry Kemelman, US detective author (rabbi-omnibus)
  • Nov 26 Charles Forte, Italian-British hotel magnate (Savoy), born in Mortale, Italy (d. 2007)
  • Nov 28 Arturo Frondizi, 35th President Argentina (1958-62), born in Paso de los Libres, Corrientes, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • Nov 28 Claude Lévi-Strauss, French social anthropologist and ethnologist (structuralism), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2009)

Person of interestAdam Clayton Powell Jr.

Nov 29 Adam Clayton Powell Jr., American politician (Rep-D-NY), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1972)


About November 1908

How Old? 111 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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