On This Day

Birthdays in History in November 1930

  • Nov 1 A. R. Gurney, American playwright (The Dining Room), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 2 Denis Gerald Barrington, artist
  • Nov 3 Philip M Crane, (Rep-R-IL, 1969- )
  • Nov 3 William H Dana, pilot (X-15)
  • Nov 3 D. James Kennedy, American theologian (d. 2007)
  • Nov 5 Clifford Irving, American novelist and investigative reporter (hoax autobiography of Howard Hughes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 7 Peter Woods, British journalist and newsreader, born in Romford, Essex, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 7 Rudy Boschwitz, American politician (U.S. Senator from Minnesota 1978-91), born in Berlin, Weimar Germany
  • Nov 8 Edmund Happold, British structural engineer (founder of Buro Happold), born in Leeds, England (d. 1996)
  • Nov 10 Clarence M. Pendleton Jr., African-American chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (1981-88), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1988)
  • Nov 11 Kenneth Fleetwood, English fashion designer (Hardy Amies, dressed Queen Elizabeth II), born in Wigan, England (d. 1996)
  • Nov 11 Hugh Everett, American physicist (many-worlds-interpretation of quantum physics), born in Washington D.C. (d. 1982)
  • Nov 12 Tonke Dragt, Dutch children book author (Towers of February)
  • Nov 13 Fred Harris, American politician (Sen-D-Okla, 1964-73), born in Walters, Oklahoma
  • Nov 13 Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist and poet, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • Nov 14 Edward H White II, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4), born in San Antonio, Texas

  • Nov 14 Ornelio Martina, Antillian author/governor of Curacao
  • Nov 14 Dame Elisabeth Frink, Thurlow, Suffolk, English sculptor and printmaker
  • Nov 14 Pierre Bergé, French industrialist and co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent Couture House, born in Oléron, France (d. 2017)
  • Nov 15 J[ames] G[raham] Ballard, China, sci-fi author (Drowned World)
  • Nov 15 Olene Walker, politician (R), 1st female Governor of Utah (2003-2005), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 2015)
  • Nov 16 Alice Adams, American sculptor, born in NYC, New York

Person of interestChinua Achebe

Nov 16 Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author (Christmas in Biafra), born in Ogidi, Anambra, Nigeria (d. 2013)

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe
Novelist and Poet
Chinua Achebe
  • Nov 16 Salvatore Riina, Italian mobster and chief of the Sicilian Mafia, born in Corleone, Sicily, Italy (d. 2017)
  • Nov 17 Brian Lenihan, snr, Irish politician and minister, born in Dundalk, County Louth (d. 1995)
  • Nov 22 John P. Schiffer, American nuclear physicist, born in Budapest
  • Nov 22 Owen Kay Garriott, Enid Oklahoma, astronaut (Skylab 3, STS 9)
  • Nov 23 William E Brock, (Sen-D)/US Secretary of Labor (1985-87)
  • Nov 26 Berthold Leibinger, German entrepreneur (Trumpf) and philanthropist, born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 2018)
  • Nov 27 James M Taylor, Stamps ARK, USAF/astronaut
  • Nov 27 Vladimir Maksimov, Russian writer and dissident, born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 1995)
  • Nov 27 Joe DeNardo, American Meteorologist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 29 Shirley Porter, English politician
  • Nov 30 G[eorge] Gordon Liddy, Watergate felon and radio host, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 30 William H Dana, test pilot (X-15), born in Pasadena, California

About November 1930

How Old? 89 or 90 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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