This Day in History

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Day History: November-24

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Famous Birthdays

1273- Alphonso, Earl of Chester -(d. 1284)

1394- Charles, Duke of Orléans -(d. 1465)

1420- John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire -English knight (d. 1473)

1583- Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar -Spanish poet and painter (d. 1641)

1615- Philip William, Elector Palatine -German son of Magdalene of Bavaria (d. 1690)

1630- Étienne Baluze -French scholar and academic (d. 1718)

1632- Baruch Spinoza -Dutch philosopher and scholar (d. 1677)

1655- Charles XI of Sweden -(d. 1697)

1690- Charles Theodore Pachelbel -German organist and composer (d. 1750)

1712- Charles-Michel de l'Épée -French priest and educator (d. 1789)

1712- Ali II ibn Hussein -Tunisian ruler (d. 1782)

1713- Junípero Serra -Spanish priest and missionary (d. 1784)

1713- Laurence Sterne -Irish clergyman and author (d. 1768)

1724- Maria Amalia of Saxony -(d. 1760)

1729- Alexander Suvorov -Russian general (d. 1800)

1745- Maria Luisa of Spain -(d. 1792)

1774- Thomas Dick (scientist)|Thomas Dick -Scottish minister, educator, and author (d. 1857)

1784- Zachary Taylor -American general and politician, 12th President of the United States (d. 1850)

1801- Ludwig Bechstein -German author and poet (d. 1860)

1806- William Webb Ellis -English clergyman, created Rugby football (d. 1872)

1811- Ulrich Ochsenbein -Swiss politician, List of Presidents of the National Council of Switzerland|President of the Swiss National Council (d. 1890)

1812- Xavier Hommaire de Hell -French geographer and engineer (d. 1848)

1812- Christian Hansen Vennemoe -Norwegian politician (d. 1901)

1815- Grace Darling -English heroine (d. 1842)

1826- Carlo Collodi -Italian journalist and author (d. 1890)

1833- Antoine Labelle -Canadian priest (d. 1891)

1849- Frances Hodgson Burnett -English-American playwright and author (d. 1924)

1857- Miklós Kovács (poet)|Miklós Kovács -Hungarian-Slovene poet and songwriter (d. 1937)

1859- Cass Gilbert -American architect, designed the United States Supreme Court Building and Woolworth Building (d. 1934)

1864- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec -French painter and illustrator (d. 1901)

1867- Louis de Champsavin -French horse rider (d. 1916)

1867- Scott Joplin -American pianist and composer (d. 1917)

1869- Óscar Carmona -Portuguese field marshal and politician, 11th President of Portugal (d. 1951)

1873- Julius Martov -Russian politician (d. 1923)

1874- Charles William Miller -Brazilian footballer and referee (d. 1953)

1876- Walter Burley Griffin -American architect, designed Canberra (d. 1937)

1877- Alben W. Barkley -American lawyer and politician, 35th Vice President of the United States (d. 1956)

1877- Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara -Indian police officer (d. 1941)

1881- Al Christie -Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1951)

1882- Nikolai Janson -Russian politician (d. 1938)

1884- Yitzhak Ben-Zvi -Russian-Israeli historian and politician, 2nd President of Israel (d. 1963)

1885- Theodor Altermann -Estonian actor, director, and producer (d. 1915)

1885- Christian Wirth -German SS officer (d. 1944)

1886- Margaret Caroline Anderson -American publisher, founded ''The Little Review'' (d. 1973)

1887- Raoul Paoli -French boxer and rower (d. 1960)

1887- Erich von Manstein -German field marshal (d. 1973)

1888- Dale Carnegie -American author and educator (d. 1955)

1888- Fredrick Willius -American cardiologist and author (d. 1972)

1893- Charles F. Hurley -American soldier and politician, 54th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)

1894- Herbert Sutcliffe -English cricketer (d. 1978)

1897- Lucky Luciano -Italian-American mobster (d. 1962)

1899- Ward Morehouse -American author, playwright, and critic (d. 1966)

1904- Albert Ross Tilley -Canadian surgeon and captain (d. 1988)

1908- Libertad Lamarque -Argentinian actress and singer (d. 2000)

1910- Larry Siemering -American football player and coach (d. 2009)

1911- Kirby Grant -American actor (d. 1985)

1911- Joe Medwick -American baseball player and manager (d. 1975)

1912- Bernard Delfgaauw -Dutch philosopher and academic (d. 1993)

1912- Garson Kanin -American director and screenwriter (d. 1999)

1912- Joan Sanderson -English actress (d. 1992)

1912- Charles Schneeman -American soldier and illustrator (d. 1972)

1912- Barbara Sheldon -American actress (d. 2007)

1912- Teddy Wilson -American pianist and educator (d. 1986)

1913- Geraldine Fitzgerald -Irish-American actress (d. 2005)

1916- Forrest J Ackerman -American soldier and author (d. 2008)

1917- Howard Duff -American actor and director (d. 1990)

1917- Shabtai Rosenne -English-Israeli jurist, academic, and diplomat (d. 2010)

1919- David Kossoff -English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)

1921- John Lindsay -American lawyer and politician, 103rd Mayor of New York City (d. 2000)

1922- Claus Moser, Baron Moser -German-English statistician and academic

1922- Martin Poll -American film and television producer (d. 2012)

1925- William F. Buckley, Jr. -American publisher and author, founded the ''National Review'' (d. 2008)

1925- Simon van der Meer -Dutch-Swiss physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

1926- Tsung-Dao Lee -Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1927- Ahmadou Kourouma -Ivorian-French author and playwright (d. 2003)

1929- Franciszek Kokot -Polish nephrologist and endocrinologist

1930- Bob Friend -American baseball player

1931- Arthur Chaskalson -South African lawyer and judge, 18th Chief Justice of South Africa (d. 2012)

1932- Fred Titmus -English cricketer and coach (d. 2011)

1933- John Sheridan (rugby league)|John Sheridan -English rugby player and coach (d. 2012)

1934- Alfred Schnittke -German-Russian journalist and composer (d. 1998)

1935- Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa -Bahraini politician, Prime Minister of Bahrain

1935- Ron Dellums -American soldier and politician, 48th Mayor of Oakland

1935- Mordicai Gerstein -American author, illustrator, and director

1938- Willy Claes -Belgian politician, 8th Secretary General of NATO

1938- Oscar Robertson -American basketball player and sportscaster

1938- Charles Starkweather -American spree killer (d. 1959)

1940- Elizabeth Filkin -English civil servant

1940- Don Metz (architect)|Don Metz -American architect

1940- Paul Tagliabue -American lawyer and businessman

1940- Eric Wilson (author)|Eric Wilson -Canadian author

1941- Pete Best -English drummer and songwriter (The Beatles and Lee Curtis and the All-Stars)

1941- Donald "Duck" Dunn -American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Booker T. and the M.G.'s, The Mar-Keys, and The Blues Brothers) (d. 2012)

1942- Billy Connolly -Scottish comedian, actor, and singer (The Humblebums)

1942- Marlin Fitzwater -American journalist, 17th White House Press Secretary

1942- Andrew Stunell -English politician

1943- Dave Bing -American basketball player and politician, 70th Mayor of Detroit

1943- Richard Tee -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Stuff (band)|Stuff) (d. 1993)

1943- Robin Williamson -Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Incredible String Band)

1944- Candy Darling -American model and actress (d. 1974)

1944- Ibrahim Gambari -Nigerian academic and diplomat, 9th Minister of Foreign Affairs (Nigeria)|Foreign Minister of Nigeria

1944- Dan Glickman -American businessman and politician, 26th United States Secretary of Agriculture

1945- Lee Michaels -American singer and keyboard player (The Sentinals (band)|The Sentinals)

1946- Ted Bundy -American serial killer (d. 1989)

1946- Penny Jordan -English author (d. 2011)

1947- Dwight Schultz -American actor

1947- Dave Sinclair -English keyboard player (Caravan (band)|Caravan, Hatfield and the North, The Wilde Flowers, Matching Mole, and The Polite Force (band)|The Polite Force)

1948- Spider Robinson -American-Canadian author and critic

1948- Steve Yeager -American baseball player and coach

1949- Shane Bourne -Australian comedian, actor, and television host

1949- Ewen Cameron, Baron Cameron of Dillington -English politician

1949- Sally Davies (doctor)|Sally Davies -English haematologist, Chief Medical Officer (United Kingdom)|Chief Medical Officer for England

1949- Linda Tripp -American civil servant

1950- Roscoe Born -American actor

1950- Stanley Livingston -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1951- Mimis Androulakis -Greek author and politician

1951- Chet Edwards -American businessman and politician

1951- Margaret Mountford -Irish lawyer and businesswoman

1951- Graham Price -Egyptian-Welsh rugby player

1952- Norbert Haug -German journalist and businessman

1952- Thierry Lhermitte -French actor, producer, and screenwriter

1952- Jim Sheridan (politician)|Jim Sheridan -Scottish politician

1953- Glenn Withrow -American actor

1954- Emir Kusturica -Serbian actor, director, and screenwriter

1955- Ian Botham -English cricketer, footballer, and sportscaster

1955- Clem Burke -American drummer (Blondie (band)|Blondie, Ramones, The Adult Net, and The Romantics)

1955- Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth -Swedish politician

1955- Najib Mikati -Lebanese businessman and politician, 31st Prime Minister of Lebanon

1955- Takashi Yuasa -Japanese lawyer and author

1956- Sven Grünberg -Estonian singer-songwriter

1957- Denise Crosby -American actress

1957- Edward Stourton (journalist)|Edward Stourton -English journalist

1958- Roy Aitken -Scottish footballer and manager

1958- Alain Chabat -French actor and director

1958- Margaret Curran -Scottish academic and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

1959- Todd Brooker -Canadian skier

1959- Robert Jüttner -German footballer

1960- Edgar Meyer -American bassist and composer (Strength in Numbers (band)|Strength in Numbers)

1960- Amanda Wyss -American actress

1961- Carlos Carnero -Spanish politician

1961- Arundhati Roy -Indian author and activist

1962- John Kovalic -English author and illustrator

1962- John Squire -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Stone Roses and The Seahorses)

1962- Paul Thorburn -German-Welsh rugby player and manager

1962- Ioannis Topalidis -Greek footballer and manager

1962- Tracey Wickham -Australian swimmer

1964- Garret Dillahunt -American actor

1964- Tony Rombola -American guitarist (Godsmack and Another Animal)

1964- Brad Sherwood -American actor and game show host

1965- Shirley Henderson -Scottish actress and singer

1967- Henrik Brockmann -Danish singer-songwriter (Royal Hunt and Evil Masquerade)

1967- Cal Eldred -American baseball player and sportscaster

1968- Todd Beamer -American passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (d. 2001)

1968- Bülent Korkmaz -Turkish footballer and manager

1969- David Adeang -Nauruan lawyer and politician

1969- Rob Nicholson (musician)|Rob Nicholson -American bass player and songwriter (Cryptic Slaughter and Danzig (band)|Danzig)

1970- Doug Brien -American football player

1970- Julieta Venegas -American-Mexican singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1970- Ashley Ward -English footballer

1971- Cosmas Ndeti -Kenyan runner

1971- Keith Primeau -Canadian-American ice hockey player

1972- Marek Lemsalu -Estonian footballer

1974- Stephen Merchant -English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1974- Machel Montano -Trinidadian singer-songwriter and producer (Xtatik)

1974- Taro Yamamoto -Japanese actor and politician

1974- Dave Aizer -American television host and producer

1975- Thomas Kohnstamm -American author

1976- Christian Laflamme -Canadian ice hockey player

1976- Chen Lu -Chinese figure skater

1977- Colin Hanks -American actor

1977- Olle Kärner -Estonian orienteer

1977- Celaleddin Koçak -German-Turkish footballer

1978- Katherine Heigl -American actress and producer

1979- Becca Barlow -American guitarist (BarlowGirl)

1979- Joseba Llorente -Spanish footballer

1980- Beth Phoenix -American wrestler

1982- Ryan Fitzpatrick -American football player

1982- Sean O'Loughlin -English rugby player

1983- Dean Ashton -English footballer

1983- Lars Eckert -German rugby player

1983- Meredith Henderson -Canadian actress and producer

1983- André Laurito -German footballer

1983- José López (baseball)|José López -Venezuelan baseball player

1983- Karine Vanasse -Canadian actress

1984- Maria Höfl-Riesch -German skier

1984- Wolf Hudson -American porn actor and director

1985- Julia Alexandratou -Greek model, actress and singer

1985- Tony Hunt -American football player

1986- Pedro León -Spanish footballer

1986- Mohamed Massaquoi -American football player

1990- Sarah Hyland -American actress

1990- Tom Odell -English singer-songwriter

1992- Sergei Kulbach -Ukrainian figure skater

1993- Ivi Adamou -Cypriot singer

1994- Nabil Bentaleb -Algerian footballer

1994- Reece Mastin -English-Australian singer-songwriter

2003- Charlotte Cleverley-Bisman -New Zealand meningococcal disease survivor