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Birthdays in History in November 1929

  • Nov 1 Nicholas Mavroules, American politician (Rep-D-MA, 1979-93), born in Peabody, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • Nov 1 Rudy Kousbroek, Dutch writer and literary (Leopold the Buch), born in Pematang Siantar, Sumatra, Dutch East Indies (d. 2010)

Person of interestShakuntala Devi

Nov 4 Shakuntala Devi, Indian writer and mental calculator known as the "Human Computer", born in Bangalore, Mysore, British India (d. 2013)

Writer and Mathematician Shakuntala Devi
Writer and Mathematician
Shakuntala Devi
  • Nov 8 António Castanheira Neves, Portuguese philosopher, born in Tábua, Portugal

Person of interestImre Kertész

Nov 9 Imre Kertész, Hungarian writer (Nobel Laureate 2002) and concentration camp survivor, born in Budapest (d. 2016)

Author and Nobel Laureate Imre Kertész
Author and Nobel Laureate
Imre Kertész
  • Nov 10 Ninón Sevilla, Cuban-Mexican actress (Aventurera, Víctimas del Pecado), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2015)
  • Nov 10 W. E. B. Griffin [William Edmund Butterworth], American best-selling author (Clandestine Operations, The Lieutenants), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • Nov 11 H M Enzensberger, writer
  • Nov 12 Michael Ende, German fantasy and children's writer (The Neverending Story), born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria (d. 1995)
  • Nov 13 Fred Phelps, American Baptist minister and civil rights attorney, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • Nov 14 Horst Janssen, graphic Artist
  • Nov 16 Renate Rubinstein, German-Dutch author and columnist (Tamar), born in Berlin (d. 1990)
  • Nov 17 Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/attorney general on Aruba
  • Nov 18 William J. Knight, American astronaut and test pilot (X-15), born in Noblesville, Indiana (d. 2004)
  • Nov 21 Marilyn French, American author (The Women's Room), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Nov 22 Aleksandar Popović, Serbian dramatist (d. 1996)
  • Nov 23 Hal Lindsey, American evangelist and Christian writer
  • Nov 25 Jack Hogan [Richard Roland Benson Jr], American actor (Combat", "Adam 12", "Sierra"), born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Nov 26 Joyce McCartan, Irish peace campaigner, born in Banbridge, County Down, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • Nov 27 Billy Nair, South African union/SACP leader (20 yrs in Robbeneiland Prison)

Person of interestBerry Gordy

Nov 28 Berry Gordy, record company owner (Motown), born in Detroit, Michigan

Record Company Owner Berry Gordy
Record Company Owner
Berry Gordy
  • Nov 29 Jackie Stallone, American astrologer and mother of Sylvester Stallone, born in Washington, D.C.

About November 1929

How Old? 90 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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