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Day History: November-23

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Famous Birthdays


912- Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor -(d. 973)

1221- Alfonso X of Castile -(d. 1284)

1402- Jean de Dunois -French soldier (d. 1468)

1417- William FitzAlan, 16th Earl of Arundel -English politician (d. 1487)

1553- Prospero Alpini -Italian physician and botanist (d. 1617)

1616- John Wallis -English mathematician and cryptographer (d. 1703)

1632- Jean Mabillon -French monk and scholar (d. 1707)

1641- Anthonie Heinsius -Dutch politician (d. 1720)

1687- Jean Baptiste Senaillé -French violinist and composer (d. 1730)

1705- Thomas Birch -English historian and author (d. 1766)

1715- Pierre Charles Le Monnier -French astronomer and author (d. 1799)

1719- Spranger Barry -Irish actor (d. 1777)

1749- Edward Rutledge -American captain and politician, 39th Governor of South Carolina (d. 1800)

1760- François-Noël Babeuf -French journalist and activist (d. 1797)

1781- Theodor Valentin Volkmar -German politician, 1st List of mayors of Marburg|Mayor of Marburg (d. 1847)

1785- Jan Roothaan -Dutch priest, 21st Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1853)

1803- Theodore Dwight Weld -American author and activist (d. 1895)

1804- Franklin Pierce -American general, lawyer, and politician, 14th President of the United States (d. 1869)

1820- Isaac Todhunter -English mathematician and author (d. 1884)

1837- Johannes Diderik van der Waals -Dutch physicist and thermodynamicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1923)

1838- Stephanos Skouloudis -Greek banker and politician, 97th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1928)

1859- Billy the Kid -American criminal (d. 1881)

1860- Hjalmar Branting -Swedish journalist and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Sweden, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1925)

1861- Konstantin Korovin -Russian-French painter and set designer (d. 1939)

1864- Henry Bourne Joy -American businessman (d. 1936)

1869- Valdemar Poulsen -Danish engineer (d. 1942)

1871- William Watt (Australian politician)|William Watt -Australian accountant and politician, 24th Premier of Victoria (d. 1946)

1875- Anatoly Lunacharsky -Russian journalist and politician (d. 1933)

1876- Manuel de Falla -Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1946)

1878- Frank Pick -English businessman (d. 1941)

1883- José Clemente Orozco -Mexican painter (d. 1949)

1886- Eduards Smiļģis -Latvian actor and director (d. 1966)

1887- Boris Karloff -English actor and singer (d. 1969)

1887- Henry Moseley -English physicist and chemist (d. 1915)

1888- Harpo Marx -American actor and singer (d. 1964)

1889- Harry Sunderland -Australian-English journalist and businessman (d. 1964)

1890- El Lissitzky -Russian photographer and architect (d. 1941)

1892- Erté -Russian-French illustrator and designer (d. 1990)

1896- Tsunenohana Kan'ichi -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 31st Yokozuna (sumo)|Yokozuna (d. 1960)

1897- Nirad C. Chaudhuri -Bangladeshi−English historian, author, and critic (d. 1999)

1897- Karl Gebhardt -German physician (d. 1948)

1899- Manuel dos Reis Machado -Brazilian martial artist (d. 1974)

1902- Aaron Bank -American colonel (d. 2004)

1902- Victor Jory -Canadian-American actor (d. 1982)

1905- K. Alvapillai -Ceylonese civil servant (d. 1979)

1906- Betti Alver -Estonian author and poet (d. 1989)

1907- Lars Leksell -Swedish physician and neurosurgeon (d. 1986)

1907- Run Run Shaw -Chinese-Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist, founded Shaw Brothers Studio and TVB (d. 2014)

1908- Nelson S. Bond -American author and playwright (d. 2006)

1909- Nigel Tranter -Scottish historian and author (d. 2000)

1912- George O'Hanlon -American actor and screenwriter (d. 1989)

1914- Roger Avon -English actor (d. 1998)

1914- Donald Nixon -American businessman (d. 1987)

1914- Wilson Tucker -American projectionist and author (d. 2006)

1915- John Dehner -American actor (d. 1992)

1915- Marc Simont -French-American illustrator (d. 2013)

1916- Michael Gough -English actor (d. 2011)

1916- P. K. Page -English-Canadian author and poet (d. 2010)

1920- Paul Celan -Ukrainian-French poet (d. 1970)

1920- Wayne Thiebaud -American painter

1921- Fred Buscaglione -Italian singer and actor (d. 1960)

1922- Manuel Fraga Iribarne -Spanish politician, 3rd President of the Xunta of Galicia (d. 2012)

1922- Võ Văn Kiệt -Vietnamese politician, 6th Prime Minister of Vietnam (d. 2008)

1923- Daniel Brewster -American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 2007)

1923- Billy Haughton -American harness racer and trainer (d. 1986)

1923- Julien J. LeBourgeois -American admiral (d. 2012)

1923- Gloria Whelan -American author and poet

1924- Josephine D'Angelo -American baseball player (d. 2013)

1924- Anita Linda -Filipino actress

1924- Paula Raymond -American model and actress (d. 2003)

1924- Colin Turnbull -English-American anthropologist and author (d. 1994)

1925- José Napoleón Duarte -Salvadoran politician, President of El Salvador (d. 1990)

1925- Johnny Mandel -American composer

1925- Elaine Horseman -English author (d. 1999)

1926- Sathya Sai Baba -Indian guru and philosopher (d. 2011)

1926- R. L. Burnside -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)

1927- John Cole (journalist)|John Cole -Irish-English journalist and author (d. 2013)

1927- Guy Davenport -American author and scholar (d. 2005)

1927- Angelo Sodano -Italian cardinal

1928- Jerry Bock -American composer (d. 2010)

1928- John Coleman (Australian footballer)|John Coleman -Australian footballer and coach (d. 1973)

1928- Kalmer Tennosaar -Estonian singer and journalist (d. 2004)

1929- Hal Lindsey -American evangelist and author

1929- Gloria Lynne -American singer (d. 2013)

1930- Jack McKeon -American baseball player and manager

1932- Michel David-Weill -French banker

1933- Krzysztof Penderecki -Polish composer and conductor

1933- Ali Shariati -Iranian sociologist and activist (d. 1977)

1934- Lew Hoad -Australian tennis player (d. 1994)

1934- Robert Towne -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1935- Vladislav Volkov -Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 1971)

1936- Robert Barnard -English author, critic, and educator (d. 2013)

1936- Steve Landesberg -American actor and screenwriter (d. 2010)

1936- Mats Traat -Estonian poet and author

1937- Graham Hearne -English businessman

1938- Patrick Kelly (Archbishop of Liverpool)|Patrick Kelly -English archbishop

1938- Esko Nikkari -Finnish actor and singer (d. 2006)

1939- Betty Everett -American singer and pianist (d. 2001)

1940- Luis Tiant -Cuban-American baseball player and coach

1941- Alan Mullery -English footballer and manager

1941- Franco Nero -Italian actor and producer

1942- Susan Anspach -American actress

1943- Andrew Goodman -American activist (d. 1964)

1943- Sue Nicholls -English actress

1943- David Nolan (libertarian)|David Nolan -American activist and politician (d. 2010)

1944- Joe Eszterhas -Hungarian-American screenwriter and producer

1944- James Toback -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1944- Peter Lindbergh -German photographer and filmmaker

1945- Assi Dayan -Israeli actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1945- Jim Doyle -American lawyer and politician, 44th Governor of Wisconsin

1945- Keith Hampshire -English-Canadian singer-songwriter and radio host

1945- Jerry Harris -American sculptor

1945- Dennis Nilsen -Scottish serial killer

1945- Tony Pond -English race car driver (d. 2002)

1946- George Falconer -Scottish footballer (d. 2013)

1946- Giorgos Koudas -Greek footballer

1946- Diana Quick -English actress

1946- Bobby Rush -American soldier and politician

1947- Jean-Pierre Foucault -French radio and television host

1948- Bruce Vilanch -American actor and screenwriter

1948- Frank Worthington -English footballer and manager

1949- Tom Joyner -American radio host

1949- Alan Paul -American singer-songwriter and actor (The Manhattan Transfer)

1949- Sandra Stevens -English singer (Brotherhood of Man)

1949- Jerry verDorn -American actor

1950- Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri -Indian indologist, author, and academic

1950- Carlos Eire -Cuban-born American author and academic

1950- Chuck Schumer -American lawyer and politician

1951- Maik Galakos -Greek footballer and manager

1951- David Rappaport -English-American actor (d. 1990)

1952- Bill Troiano -American tuba player

1953- Rick Bayless -American chef and author

1953- Francis Cabrel -French singer-songwriter and guitarist

1953- Johan de Meij -Dutch trombonist, composer, and conductor

1953- Volodymyr Sabodan -Ukrainian metropolitan (d. 2014)

1954- Pete Allen (musician)|Pete Allen -English clarinet player and saxophonist

1954- Ross Brawn -English engineer

1954- Glenn Brummer -American baseball player

1954- Bruce Hornsby -American singer-songwriter and pianist (The Other Ones)

1954- Aavo Pikkuus -Estonian cyclist

1955- Steven Brust -American author

1955- Ludovico Einaudi -Italian pianist and composer

1955- Dinos Kouis -Greek footballer and coach

1955- Mary Landrieu -American politician

1956- Shane Gould -Australian swimmer and coach

1959- Maxwell Caulfield -English-American actor and singer

1959- Dominique Dunne -American actress (d. 1982)

1960- Robin Roberts (newscaster)|Robin Roberts -American sportscaster and journalist

1961- Keith Ablow -American psychiatrist and author

1961- Merv Hughes -Australian cricketer

1961- John Schnatter -American businessman, founded Papa John's Pizza

1961- Peter Stanford -English journalist and author

1962- Lance King -American singer-songwriter and producer (Avian (band)|Avian, Balance of Power (band)|Balance of Power, Shining Star (band)|Shining Star, and Empire (band)|Empire)

1962- Nicolás Maduro -Venezuelan politician, List of Presidents of Venezuela|President of Venezuela

1963- Mamoru Takuma -Japanese murderer (d. 2004)

1964- Frank Rutherford -Bahamian triple jumper

1965- Jennifer Michael Hecht -American historian, author, and poet

1965- J. T. the Brick -American radio host

1966- Vincent Cassel -French actor and producer

1966- Kevin Gallacher -Scottish footballer and sportscaster

1966- Jerry Kelly -American golfer

1966- Russell Watson -English tenor

1967- Gary Kirsten -South African cricketer and coach

1967- Salli Richardson -American actress, director, and producer

1968- Robert Denmark -English runner

1968- Hamid Hassani -Iranian lexicographer, linguist, and academic

1968- Anthony Sullivan -English rugby player

1968- Kirsty Young -Scottish journalist

1969- Mike Lünsmann -German footballer

1969- Robin Padilla -Filipino actor, martial artist, and screenwriter

1969- Üllar Saaremäe -Estonian actor, singer, and director

1969- Jonathan Seet -Singaporean-Canadian singer-songwriter and producer

1970- Zoë Ball -English radio and television host

1970- Oded Fehr -Israeli-American actor

1970- Danny Hoch -American actor and screenwriter

1970- Karsten Mueller -German chess player and author

1971- Khaled Al-Muwallid -Saudi Arabian footballer

1971- Lisa Arch -American actress

1971- Vin Baker -American basketball player

1971- Chris Hardwick -American comedian, actor, producer, and television host

1971- Sajid Khan -Indian actor and singer

1972- Chris Adler (drummer)|Chris Adler -American drummer (Lamb of God (band)|Lamb of God and Blotted Science)

1972- Veronica Avluv -American porn actress

1972- Alf-Inge Håland -Norwegian footballer

1974- Juventud Guerrera -Mexican wrestler

1974- Saku Koivu -Finnish ice hockey player

1974- Malik Rose -American basketball player and sportscaster

1974- Jamie Sharper -American football player

1976- Page Kennedy -American actor and rapper

1976- Tony Renna -American race car driver (d. 2003)

1976- Murat Salar -German-Turkish footballer

1976- Kohei Suwama -Japanese wrestler

1977- Myriam Boileau -Canadian diver

1977- Adam Eaton (pitcher)|Adam Eaton -American baseball player

1978- Ali Güneş -German-Turkish footballer

1978- Alison Mosshart -American singer-songwriter (The Kills, The Dead Weather, and Discount (band)|Discount)

1978- Kayvan Novak -English actor, director, and screenwriter

1979- Kelly Brook -English model and actress

1979- Nihat Kahveci -Turkish footballer and manager

1980- Ishmael Beah -Sierra Leonean-American soldier and author

1980- David Britz -American nanotechnologist and engineer

1980- Jonathan Papelbon -American baseball player

1982- Colby Armstrong -Canadian ice hockey player

1982- Dallas Johnson -Australian rugby player

1982- Igor Kuzmin -Estonian rower

1982- Asafa Powell -Jamaican sprinter

1983- Nasser Al-Shamrani -Saudi Arabian footballer

1983- Thomas Pridgen -American drummer (The Memorials, The Mars Volta, and Trash Talk (band)|Trash Talk)

1983- Fatih Yiğituşağı -Turkish footballer

1984- Lucas Grabeel -American actor, singer, and dancer

1984- Amruta Khanvilkar -Indian actress

1985- Viktor Ahn -South Korean speed skater

1985- Scott Brash -Scottish horse rider

1985- Mike Tolbert -American football player

1986- Maxene Magalona -Filipino actress

1986- Luigi Scaglia -Italian footballer

1987- Snooki -Chilean-American actress and author

1987- Nicklas Bäckström -Swedish ice hockey player

1987- Ossi Kanervo -Finnish figure skater

1988- Saab Magalona -Filipino actress and singer

1988- Sebastian Nachreiner -German footballer

1990- Alena Leonova -Russian figure skater

1991- Ahmed Shehzad -Pakistani cricketer

1992- Miley Cyrus -American singer-songwriter and actress

1992- Go Eun-bi -South Korean singer (Ladies' Code) (d. 2014)

1996- Lia Marie Johnson -American actress

1996- Nicholas McDonald -Scottish singer

1996- Anna Yanovskaya -Russian ice dancer

1998- Bradley Steven Perry -American actor