On This Day

Birthdays in History in November 1916

  • Nov 4 Ruth Handler [née Mosko], American toy manufacturer (invented the Barbie doll), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2002)
  • Nov 4 John Basilone, US Marine (Medal of Honor at the Battle for Henderson Field), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1945)
  • Nov 8 Peter Weiss, German author and playwright (Marat/Sade), born in Nowawes, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1982)
  • Nov 11 Eladio Rusconi, writer/publisher/businessman
  • Nov 14 Sherwood Schwartz, TV creator (Brady Bunch, Gilligan Is), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Nov 15 Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, 1st female Governor-General of Barbados (1990-95)
  • Nov 16 Daws Butler, American animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1988)
  • Nov 17 Winson Hudson, community activist (rural Mississippi)
  • Nov 20 Ferdinand Alphons Marie van der Ham, Dutch WW II resistance fighter, born in Voorburg, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Nov 20 Robert A. Bruce, American cardiologist and pioneer (exercise cardiology), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • Nov 20 John Elwyn, British painter, born in Adpar, Wales (d. 1997)
  • Nov 24 Forrest J Ackerman, invented the term "sci-fi"
  • Nov 28 Lilian Baels, Princess of Réthy, English 2nd wife of Belgian king Leopold III, born in London (d. 2002)

About November 1916

How Old? 104 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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