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Day History: November-14

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Famous Birthdays


1567- Maurice, Prince of Orange -(d. 1625)

1601- Jean Eudes -French missionary, founded the Congregation of Jesus and Mary and Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Refuge (d. 1680)

1663- Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow -German organist and composer (d. 1712)

1719- Leopold Mozart -Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1787)

1765- Robert Fulton -American engineer and inventor, invented the steamboat (d. 1815)

1771- Marie François Xavier Bichat -French anatomist and physiologist (d. 1802)

1776- Henri Dutrochet -French physician, botanist, and physiologist (d. 1847)

1777- Nathaniel Claiborne -American politician (d. 1859)

1778- Johann Nepomuk Hummel -Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1837)

1779- Adam Oehlenschläger -Danish poet and playwright (d. 1850)

1797- Charles Lyell -Scottish geologist and lawyer (d. 1875)

1803- Jacob Abbott -American author (d. 1879)

1805- Fanny Mendelssohn -German pianist and composer (d. 1847)

1812- Aleardo Aleardi -Italian poet (d. 1878)

1812- Maria Cristina of Savoy -(d. 1836)

1816- John Curwen -English minister and educator (d. 1880)

1828- James B. McPherson -American general (d. 1864)

1838- August Šenoa -Croatian author, poet, and critic (d. 1881)

1840- Claude Monet -French painter (d. 1926)

1861- Frederick Jackson Turner -American historian and author (d. 1932)

1863- Leo Baekeland -Belgian-American chemist and engineer (d. 1944)

1875- Gregorio del Pilar -Filipino general (d. 1899)

1875- Jakob Schaffner -Swiss author (d. 1944)

1877- John Biller -American jumper (d. 1934)

1878- Julie Manet -French painter and art collector (d. 1966)

1878- Leopold Staff -Ukrainian-Polish poet (d. 1957)

1883- Ado Birk -Estonian lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1942)

1889- Jawaharlal Nehru -Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of India (d. 1964)

1891- Frederick Banting -Canadian physician and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)

1895- Walter Jackson Freeman II -American physician and psychiatrist (d. 1972)

1895- Louise Huff -American actress (d. 1973)

1896- Mamie Eisenhower -American wife of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 41st List of First Ladies of the United States|First Lady of the United States (d. 1979)

1898- Benjamin Fondane -Romanian-French philosopher, poet, and critic (d. 1944)

1900- Aaron Copland -American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1990)

1904- Harold Haley -American judge (d. 1970)

1904- Harold Larwood -English-Australian cricketer (d. 1995)

1904- Dick Powell -American actor, director, and producer (d. 1963)

1905- John Henry Barbee -American singer and guitarist (d. 1964)

1906- Louise Brooks -American actress and dancer (d. 1985)

1907- Howard W. Hunter -American religious leader, 14th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1995)

1907- Astrid Lindgren -Swedish author and screenwriter (d. 2002)

1907- William Steig -American author, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 2003)

1908- Joseph McCarthy -American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 1957)

1910- Eric Malpass -English author (d. 1996)

1912- Barbara Hutton -American philanthropist (d. 1979)

1912- Tung-Yen Lin -Chinese-American engineer, designed the Guandu Bridge (d. 2003)

1915- Martha Tilton -American singer and actress (d. 2006)

1916- Roger Apéry -Greek-French mathematician and academic (d. 1994)

1916- Sherwood Schwartz -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2011)

1916- George Silver (actor)|George Silver -English actor (d. 1984)

1917- Park Chung-hee -South Korean general and politician, 3rd President of South Korea (d. 1979)

1919- Johnny Desmond -American singer (d. 1985)

1919- Veronica Lake -American actress and singer (d. 1973)

1919- Lisa Otto -German soprano (d. 2013)

1921- Ea Jansen -Estonian historian and academic (d. 2005)

1921- Brian Keith -American actor and director (d. 1997)

1922- Paul Bassim -Lebanese bishop (d. 2012)

1922- Boutros Boutros-Ghali -Egyptian politician and diplomat 6th Secretary General of the United Nations

1924- Leonid Kogan -Ukrainian-Russian violinist (d. 1982)

1925- Stirling Colgate -American physicist and academic (d. 2013)

1927- Lawrie Barratt -English businessman, founded Barratt Developments (d. 2012)

1927- Bart Cummings -Australian horse trainer

1927- McLean Stevenson -American actor and screenwriter (d. 1996)

1927- Narciso Yepes -Spanish guitarist and composer (d. 1997)

1928- Kathleen Hughes -American actress

1929- Shirley Crabtree -English wrestler (d. 1997)

1929- Jimmy Piersall -American baseball player and sportscaster

1930- Charles De Sorgher -Belgian bobsledder

1930- Peter Katin -English pianist and academic

1930- Monique Mercure -Canadian actress

1930- Michael Robbins -English actor (d. 1992)

1930- Edward Higgins White -American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1967)

1932- Gunter Sachs -German astrologer and photographer (d. 2011)

1933- Fred Haise -American pilot, engineer, and astronaut

1934- Dave Mackay -Scottish footballer and manager

1934- Ellis Marsalis, Jr. -American pianist and educator

1934- Catherine McGuinness -Irish lawyer, judge, and politician

1935- Michael Busselle -English photographer and author (d. 2006)

1935- Hussein of Jordan -(d. 1999)

1935- Lefteris Papadopoulos -Greek songwriter and journalist

1936- Carey Bell -American singer and harmonica player (d. 2007)

1936- Freddie Garrity -English singer and actor (Freddie and the Dreamers) (d. 2006)

1936- Cornell Gunter -American singer (The Coasters and The Flairs) (d. 1990)

1937- Murray Oliver -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1939- Wendy Carlos -American keyboard player and composer

1942- Natalia Gutman -Russian cellist and educator

1943- Peter Norton -American programmer and author

1944- Karen Armstrong -English author and academic

1944- David Nash (artist)|David Nash -English sculptor and academic

1945- Louise Ellman -English academic and politician

1945- Paul Hirsch (film editor)|Paul Hirsch -American film editor

1945- Brett Lunger -American racing driver

1945- Stella Obasanjo -Nigerian wife of Olusegun Obasanjo, 11th First Lady of Nigeria (d. 2005)

1945- Sue Hamilton (model and actress)|Sue Williams -American actress and model (d. 1969)

1946- Roland Duchâtelet -Belgian businessman and politician

1947- Bharathan -Indian director and screenwriter (d. 1998)

1947- P. J. O'Rourke -American journalist and author

1947- Buckwheat Zydeco -American accordion player

1948- Paul Dacre -English journalist

1948- Michael Dobbs -English author and politician

1949- Raúl di Blasio -Argentinian pianist, composer, and producer

1949- Gary Grubbs -American actor

1949- James Young (American musician)|James Young -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Styx (band)|Styx)

1950- Sarah Radclyffe -English producer and production manager

1951- Frankie Banali -American drummer and songwriter (Quiet Riot and W.A.S.P.)

1951- Sandahl Bergman -American actress, singer, and dancer

1951- Stephen Bishop (singer)|Stephen Bishop -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1951- Leszek Cichy -Polish mountaineer

1951- Alec John Such -American bass player (Bon Jovi)

1951- Zhang Yimou -Chinese actor, director, producer, and cinematographer

1952- Johnny A. -American guitarist and songwriter

1953- Phil Baron -American voice actor, puppeteer, and songwriter

1953- Tim Bowler -English author

1953- Dominique de Villepin -Moroccan-French lawyer and politician, 167th List of Prime Ministers of France|Prime Minister of France

1954- Yanni -Greek-American pianist, composer, and producer (Chameleon (American band)|Chameleon)

1954- Anson Funderburgh -American guitarist and bandleader

1954- Bernard Hinault -French cyclist

1954- Condoleezza Rice -American political scientist, academic, and politician, 66th United States Secretary of State

1955- Philip Egan -English bishop

1955- Jack Sikma -American basketball player and coach

1956- Babette Babich -American philosopher, author, and scholar

1956- Peter R. de Vries -Dutch journalist and producer

1956- Steve Stockman -American politician

1957- Nicola Brewer -English politician and diplomat

1957- Michael J. Fitzgerald (writer)|Michael J. Fitzgerald -American author

1959- Paul Attanasio -American screenwriter and producer

1959- Paul McGann -English actor

1959- Chris Woods -English footballer, coach, and manager

1960- Tom Judson -American actor and composer

1960- Remi Moses -English footballer and coach

1961- Antonio Flores -Spanish singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1995)

1961- Elizabeth Keifer -American actress

1961- D. B. Sweeney -American actor

1961- Brett Walker -American songwriter and producer (d. 2013)

1962- Satomi Kōrogi -Japanese voice actress

1962- Laura San Giacomo -American actress

1962- Harland Williams -Canadian-American actor and screenwriter

1962- Atsuko Tanaka (voice actress)|Atsuko Tanaka -Japanese voice actress

1964- Bill Hemmer -American journalist

1964- Silken Laumann -Canadian rower

1964- Rockie Lynne -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1964- Joseph Simmons -American rapper and producer (Run–D.M.C.)

1964- Patrick Warburton -American actor, singer, and producer

1965- Greg Hands -American-English politician

1966- Charles Hazlewood -English conductor

1966- Petra Rossner -German cyclist

1966- Curt Schilling -American baseball player and sportscaster

1967- Letitia Dean -English actress and singer

1967- Nina Gordon -American singer-songwriter (Veruca Salt (band)|Veruca Salt)

1967- Leo Kunnas -Estonian colonel and author

1968- Janine Lindemulder -American porn actress

1968- Serge Postigo -French-Canadian actor

1969- Butch Walker -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (SouthGang and Marvelous 3)

1970- Brendan Benson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Raconteurs)

1970- David Wesley -American basketball player and sportscaster

1971- Adam Gilchrist -Australian cricketer and sportscaster

1971- Vikas Khanna -Indian chef and author

1971- Marco Leonardi -Australian-Italian actor

1972- Matt Bloom -American wrestler

1972- Josh Duhamel -American model and actor

1972- Edyta Górniak -Polish singer

1972- Martin Pike -Australian footballer and coach

1972- Aaron Taylor (American football, born 1972)|Aaron Taylor -American football player and sportscaster

1972- Dariusz Żuraw -Polish footballer and manager

1973- Kareem Campbell -American skateboarder

1973- Lawyer Milloy -American football player

1973- Moka Only -Canadian rapper and producer (Swollen Members)

1973- Dana Snyder -American comedian, actor, and producer

1973- Andrew Strong -Irish singer and actor

1974- Matt Cedeño -American model and actor

1974- Adina Howard -American singer-songwriter and chef

1974- David Moscow -American actor and producer

1974- Joe Principe -American singer and bass player (Rise Against and 88 Fingers Louie)

1975- Travis Barker -American drummer, songwriter, and producer (Blink-182, +44 (band)|+44, Transplants (band)|Transplants, TRV$DJAM, Expensive Taste, and Box Car Racer)

1975- Nicolai Cleve Broch -Norwegian actor

1975- Luiz Bombonato Goulart -Brazilian footballer

1975- Stephen Guarino -American actor

1975- Faye Tozer -English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (Steps (group)|Steps)

1975- Gary Vaynerchuk -Russian-American businessman and critic

1976- Betsy Brandt -American actress

1977- Obie Trice -American rapper

1978- Bobby Allen -American ice hockey player

1978- Michala Banas -New Zealand actress and singer

1978- Delphine Chanéac -French model and actress

1978- Xavier Nady -American baseball player

1978- Chris Shar -American bass player (Stiffed (band)|Stiffed and Man Man)

1979- Rallia Christidou -Greek singer-songwriter and producer

1979- Carl Hayman -New Zealand rugby player

1979- Mavie Hörbiger -German-Austrian actress

1979- Olga Kurylenko -Ukrainian-French model and actress

1979- Moitheri Ntobo -Lesothan footballer

1979- Miguel Sabah -Mexican footballer

1979- Pushkar Lele -Indian Classical Singer

1980- Brock Pierce -American actor

1980- Brooke Satchwell -Australian actress, model, and environmental spokesperson

1981- Vanessa Bayer -American actress

1981- Tom Ferrier -English race car driver

1981- Russell Tovey -English actor

1982- Kyle Orton -American football player

1983- Lil Boosie -American rapper

1983- Guillermo Moscoso -American baseball player

1984- Lisa De Vanna -Australian footballer

1984- Courtney Johns -Australian footballer

1984- Marija Šerifović -Serbian singer

1985- Thomas Vermaelen -Belgian footballer

1986- Yuna (singer)|Yuna -Malaysian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1986- Alo Jakin -Estonian cyclist

1986- Cory Michael Smith -American actor

1987- Giorgos Georgiadis (born 1987)|Giorgios Georgiadis -Greek footballer

1988- Michael Cox (American football)|Michael Cox -American football player

1989- Vlad Chiricheș -Romanian footballer

1989- T. Y. Hilton -American football player

1989- Jake Livermore -English footballer

1989- The Ready Set -American singer-songwriter

1990- Roman Bürki -Swiss footballer

1990- Jessica Jacobs -Australian actress and singer (d. 2008)

1990- Tereza Mrdeža -Croatian tennis player

1991- Taylor Hall -Canadian ice hockey player

1991- Graham Patrick Martin -American actor

2002- Ben Bowen -American brain cancer victim (d. 2005)