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Day History: November-13

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Famous Birthdays


354- Augustine of Hippo -Algerian bishop and theologian (d. 430)

1312- Edward III of England -(d. 1377)

1486- Johann Eck -German theologian and academic (d. 1543)

1504- Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse -(d. 1567)

1572- Cyril Lucaris -Greek patriarch and theologian (d. 1638)

1559- Albert VII, Archduke of Austria -(d. 1621)

1699- Jan Zach -Czech violinist, organist, and composer (d. 1773)

1710- Charles Simon Favart -French director and playwright (d. 1792)

1715- Dorothea Erxleben -German physician (d. 1762)

1732- John Dickinson (delegate)|John Dickinson -American lawyer and politician, 5th Governor of Pennsylvania (d. 1808)

1760- Jiaqing Emperor -of China (d. 1820)

1761- John Moore (British Army officer)|John Moore -Scottish general (d. 1809)

1780- Ranjit Singh -Maharaja of The Punjab Sikh Empire (d. 1839)

1782- Esaias Tegnér -Swedish bishop and educator (d. 1846)

1801- Amalie Auguste of Bavaria -(d. 1877)

1801- Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria -(d. 1873)

1809- John A. Dahlgren -American admiral (d. 1870)

1813- Petar II Petrović-Njegoš -Serbian metropolitan, philosopher, and poet (d. 1851)

1814- Joseph Hooker -American general (d. 1879)

1833- Edwin Booth -American actor and manager (d. 1893)

1837- James T. Rapier -American politician (d. 1883)

1838- Joseph F. Smith -American religious leader, 6th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1918)

1841- Edward Burd Grubb, Jr. -American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Spain (d. 1913)

1848- Albert I, Prince of Monaco -(d. 1922)

1850- Robert Louis Stevenson -Scottish author and poet (d. 1894)

1853- John Drew, Jr. -American actor (d. 1927)

1854- George Whitefield Chadwick -American composer and educator (d. 1931)

1856- Louis Brandeis -American lawyer and jurist (d. 1941)

1866- Abraham Flexner -American educator, founded the Institute for Advanced Study (d. 1959)

1869- Helene Stöcker -German author and activist (d. 1943)

1869- Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams -Russian-American activist, journalist, and politician (d. 1962)

1878- Max Dehn -German-American mathematician and academic (d. 1952)

1879- John Grieb -American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1939)

1881- Carl Schenstrøm -Danish actor (d. 1942)

1883- Oscar Brockmeyer -American soccer player (d. 1954)

1883- Leo Goodwin (swimmer)|Leo Goodwin -American swimmer, diver, and water polo player (d. 1957)

1886- Mary Wigman -German dancer and choreographer (d. 1973)

1893- Edward Adelbert Doisy -American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)

1894- Arthur Nebe -German SS officer (d. 1945)

1897- Gertrude Olmstead -American actress (d. 1975)

1899- Iskander Mirza -Pakistani general and politician, 1st President of Pakistan (d. 1969)

1900- Edward Buzzell -American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1985)

1904- H. C. Potter -American director and producer (d. 1977)

1906- Hermione Baddeley -English-American actress and singer (d. 1986)

1906- A. W. Mailvaganam -Sri Lankan physicist and academic (d. 1987)

1906- Eva Zeisel -Hungarian-American designer (d. 2011)

1907- Giovanna of Italy -(d. 2000)

1908- C. Vann Woodward -American historian, author, and academic (d. 1999)

1910- William Bradford Huie -American journalist and author (d. 1986)

1910- Pat Reid -Indian-English soldier and author (d. 1990)

1911- Buck O'Neil -American baseball player and manager (d. 2006)

1913- V. Appapillai -Sri Lankan physicist and academic (d. 2001)

1913- Lon Nol -Cambodian general and politician, 37th Prime Minister of Cambodia (d. 1985)

1913- Alexander Scourby -American actor (d. 1985)

1914- Alberto Lattuada -Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2005)

1917- Vasantdada Patil -Indian politician, 9th List of Governors of Rajasthan|Governor of Rajasthan (d. 1989)

1917- Robert Sterling -American actor (d. 2006)

1918- George Grant (philosopher)|George Grant -Canadian philosopher and academic (d. 1988)

1920- Guillermina Bravo -Mexican dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 2013)

1920- Edward Hughes (bishop)|Edward Hughes -American bishop (d. 2012)

1921- Chabua Amirejibi -Georgian author and politician (d. 2013)

1921- Joonas Kokkonen -Finnish composer (d. 1996)

1922- Jack Narz -American game show host and announcer (d. 2008)

1922- Oskar Werner -Austrian-German actor (d. 1984)

1924- Linda Christian -Mexican-American actress (d. 2011)

1924- Motoo Kimura -Japanese biologist and geneticist (d. 1994)

1926- Harry Hughes -American lawyer and politician, 57th Governor of Maryland

1926- Don Gordon (actor)|Don Gordon -American actor

1927- Billy Klüver -Swedish-American engineer, co-founded Experiments in Art and Technology (d. 2004)

1928- Steve Bilko -American baseball player (d. 1978)

1928- Helena Carroll -Scottish-American actress (d. 2013)

1928- Hampton Hawes -American pianist (d. 1977)

1928- Ralph Foody -American actor (d. 1999)

1929- Robert Bonnaud -French historian and academic (d. 2013)

1929- Fred Phelps -American lawyer, pastor, and activist, founded the Westboro Baptist Church (d. 2014)

1929- Asashio Tarō III -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 46th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1988)

1930- Adrienne Corri -Scottish actress

1931- Andrée Lachapelle -Canadian actress

1932- Willie Edwards -American murder victim (d. 1957)

1932- Richard Mulligan -American actor (d. 2000)

1934- Peter Arnett -New Zealand-American journalist and academic

1934- Jimmy Fontana -Italian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2013)

1934- Garry Marshall -American actor, director, and producer

1935- Tom Atkins (actor)|Tom Atkins -American actor

1935- George Carey -English archbishop

1936- Salim Kallas -Syrian actor and politician (d. 2013)

1938- Gérald Godin -Canadian journalist, poet, and politician (d. 1994)

1938- Jean Seberg -American actress (d. 1979)

1939- Karel Brückner -Czech footballer and manager

1939- Idris Muhammad -American drummer and composer (d. 2014)

1940- Saul Kripke -American philosopher and academic

1940- Daniel Pilon -Canadian actor

1940- William Taubman -American political scientist and author

1941- Eberhard Diepgen -German politician, List of mayors of Berlin|Mayor of Berlin

1941- David Green (entrepreneur)|David Green -American businessman, founded Hobby Lobby

1941- Dack Rambo -American actor (d. 1994)

1941- Mel Stottlemyre -American baseball player and coach

1942- John P. Hammond -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1943- Roberto Boninsegna -Italian footballer

1943- André-Gilles Fortin -Canadian politician (d. 1977)

1943- Jay Sigel -American golfer

1943- Howard Wilkinson -English footballer and manager

1944- Timmy Thomas -American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

1945- Masahiro Hasemi -Japanese race car driver

1945- Bobby Manuel -American guitarist and producer (Booker T. & the M.G.'s)

1947- Toy Caldwell -American guitarist and songwriter (The Marshall Tucker Band) (d. 1993)

1947- Gene Garber -American baseball player

1947- Amory Lovins -American physicist and environmentalist

1947- Joe Mantegna -American actor, director, and producer

1948- Humayun Ahmed -Bangladeshi author, screenwriter, and director (d. 2012)

1949- Yoshimi Ishibashi -Japanese race car driver

1949- Terry Reid -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1950- Mary Lou Metzger -American singer and dancer

1950- Gilbert Perreault -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1951- Pini Gershon -Israeli basketball player and coach

1952- Art Malik -Pakistani-English actor

1953- Frances Conroy -American actress and singer

1953- Andrés Manuel López Obrador -Mexican politician

1953- Stephen Paul (physicist)|Stephen Paul -American physicist (d. 2012)

1953- Andrew Ranken -English drummer (The Pogues)

1953- Tracy Scoggins -American model and actress

1954- Scott McNealy -American businessman, co-founded Sun Microsystems

1954- Chris Noth -American actor and producer

1955- Whoopi Goldberg -American actress, singer, and talk show host

1956- Ginger Alden -American model and actress

1956- Cynthia Carroll -American businesswoman

1956- Rex Linn -American actor

1956- Anna Verouli -Greek javelin thrower

1957- Nick Baines (bishop)|Nick Baines -English bishop

1957- Stephen Baxter -English author

1957- Roger Ingram -American trumpet player and educat

1958- John McConnell (actor)|John McConnell -American actor

1959- Caroline Goodall -English actress

1959- Emil Urbel -Estonian architect

1960- Neil Flynn -American actor

1960- Teodora Ungureanu -Romanian gymnast and coach

1963- Vinny Testaverde -American football player

1964- Timo Rautiainen (co-driver)|Timo Rautiainen -Finnish race car driver

1967- Juhi Chawla -Indian actress, singer, and producer, Femina Miss India|Miss India 1984

1967- Jimmy Kimmel -American comedian, actor, and talk show host

1967- Steve Zahn -American actor and singer

1968- Pat Hentgen -American baseball player and coach

1969- Ayaan Hirsi Ali -Somalian-American politician and author

1969- Lori Berenson -American activist

1969- Gerard Butler -Scottish actor, singer, and producer

1969- Nico Motchebon -German runner

1971- Noah Hathaway -American actor

1971- Buddy Zabala -Filipino bass player (Eraserheads, The Dawn (band)|The Dawn, and Cambio (band)|Cambio)

1972- Takuya Kimura -Japanese singer and actor (SMAP)

1973- Ari Hoenig -American drummer and composer

1974- Indrek Zelinski -Estonian footballer and manager

1975- Quim (footballer, born 1975)|Quim -Portuguese footballer

1975- Tom Compernolle -Belgian runner (d. 2008)

1975- Alain Digbeu -French basketball player

1975- Ivica Dragutinović -Serbian footballer

1975- Toivo Suursoo -Estonian ice hockey player and coach

1976- Kelly Sotherton -English sprinter

1976- Hiroshi Tanahashi -Japanese wrestler

1977- Chanel Cole -Australian singer

1977- Huang Xiaoming -Chinese actor and singer

1978- Nikolai Fraiture -American bass player (The Strokes and Nickel Eye)

1979- Subliminal (rapper)|Subliminal -Israeli rapper and producer

1979- Metta World Peace -American basketball player and rapper

1980- Monique Coleman -American actress, singer, and dancer

1980- Sara Del Rey -American wrestler

1980- François-Louis Tremblay -Canadian speed skater

1981- Rivkah (artist)|Rivkah -American author and illustrator

1981- Ryan Bertin -American wrestler

1981- Mark Cardona -Filipino basketball player

1981- Shawn Yue -Hong Kong actor and singer

1982- Michael Copon -American actor, singer, and producer

1982- Samkon Gado -Nigerian-American football player

1982- Kumi Koda -Japanese singer-songwriter and actress

1983- Claudia Balderrama -Bolivian race walker

1983- Kalle Kriit -Estonian cyclist

1983- Maleli Kunavore -Fijian rugby player (d. 2012)

1984- Lucas Barrios -Paraguayan footballer

1984- Kurt Morath -Tongan rugby player

1985- Asdrúbal Cabrera -Venezuelan baseball player

1986- Kevin Bridges -Scottish comedian and actor

1987- Dana Vollmer -American swimmer

1990- Kathleen Herles -American voice actress

1991- Devon Bostick -Canadian actor

1991- Matt Bennett -American actor and singer

1996- Austin Williams -American actor