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Day History: November-25

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Famous Birthdays


1454- Catherine Cornaro -Greek wife of James II of Cyprus (d. 1510)

1562- Lope de Vega -Spanish playwright and poet (d. 1635)

1577- Piet Pieterszoon Hein -Dutch admiral (d. 1629)

1609- Henrietta Maria of France -(d. 1669)

1638- Catherine of Braganza -(d. 1705)

1666- Giuseppe Giovanni Battista Guarneri -Italian violin maker (d. 1740)

1697- Maria Karolina Sobieska -Polish daughter of Countess Palatine Hedwig Elisabeth of Neuburg (d. 1740)

1703- Jean-François Séguier -French astronomer and botanist (d. 1784)

1752- Johann Friedrich Reichardt -German composer and critic (d. 1814)

1758- John Armstrong, Jr. -American soldier and politician (d. 1843)

1778- Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck -English author (d. 1856)

1787- Franz Xaver Gruber -Austrian organist and composer (d. 1863)

1814- Julius Robert von Mayer -German physician and physicist (d. 1878)

1815- William Sawyer (politician)|William Sawyer -Canadian merchant and politician (d. 1904)

1817- John Bigelow -American lawyer and politician, United States Ambassador to France (d. 1911)

1835- Andrew Carnegie -Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1919)

1841- Ernst Schröder -German mathematician (d. 1902)

1843- Henry Ware Eliot -American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1919)

1844- Karl Benz -German engineer and businessman, founded Mercedes-Benz (d. 1929)

1845- José Maria de Eça de Queirós -Portuguese-French journalist and author (d. 1900)

1846- Carrie Nation -American activist (d. 1911)

1858- Alfred Capus -French journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1922)

1862- Ethelbert Nevin -American pianist and composer (d. 1901)

1862- Gustaf Söderström -Swedish tug of war competitor (d. 1958)

1867- Talaat Harb -Egyptian economist, founded the Banque Misr (d. 1941)

1868- Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse -(d. 1937)

1869- Ben Lindsey (jurist)|Ben Lindsey -American judge (d. 1934)

1870- Winthrop Ames -American director, producer, and playwright (d. 1937)

1872- Robert Maysack -American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1960)

1873- Albert Henry Krehbiel -American painter and illustrator (d. 1945)

1874- Joe Gans -American boxer (d. 1910)

1876- Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha -(d. 1936)

1880- John Flynn (minister)|John Flynn -Australian minister, founded the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (d. 1951)

1880- Elsie J. Oxenham -English author (d. 1960)

1881- Jacob Fichman -Romanian-Israeli poet and critic (d. 1958)

1881- Pope John XXIII -(d. 1963)

1883- Harvey Spencer Lewis -American mystic and author (d. 1939)

1883- Percy Marmont -English actor (d. 1977)

1883- Merrill C. Meigs -American publisher (d. 1968)

1887- Nikolai Vavilov -Russian botanist and geneticist (d. 1943)

1890- Isaac Rosenberg -English soldier and poet (d. 1918)

1891- Ōnishiki Uichirō -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 26th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1941)

1893- Joseph Wood Krutch -American author and critic (d. 1970)

1895- Wilhelm Kempff -German pianist and composer (d. 1991)

1895- Helen Hooven Santmyer -American poet (d. 1986)

1895- Ludvík Svoboda -Czech general and politician, 8th President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1979)

1896- Albertus Soegijapranata -Indonesian archbishop (d. 1963)

1896- Virgil Thomson -American composer and critic (d. 1989)

1898- Debaki Bose -Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1971)

1898- Aarne Viisimaa -Estonian tenor and director (d. 1989)

1900- Rudolf Höss -German SS officer (d. 1947)

1901- Arthur Liebehenschel -German SS officer (d. 1948)

1902- Eddie Shore -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1985)

1904- Lillian Copeland -American discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1964)

1904- Ba Jin -Chinese author (d. 2005)

1904- Toni Ortelli -Italian composer and conductor (d. 2000)

1907- John Stuart Hindmarsh -English race car driver and pilot (d. 1938)

1909- P. D. Eastman -American author and illustrator (d. 1986)

1911- Roelof Frankot -Dutch painter and photographer (d. 1984)

1913- Lewis Thomas -American physician, etymologist, and educator (d. 1993)

1914- Joe DiMaggio -American baseball player and coach (d. 1999)

1914- Léon Zitrone -Russian-French journalist (d. 1995)

1915- Augusto Pinochet -Chilean general and politician, 30th President of Chile (d. 2006)

1915- Armando Villanueva -Peruvian politician, 121st Prime Minister of Peru (d. 2013)

1917- Luigi Poggi -Italian cardinal (d. 2010)

1919- Norman Tokar -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)

1920- Ricardo Montalbán -Mexican-American actor, singer, and director (d. 2009)

1920- Noel Neill -American actress

1920- Putra of Perlis -(d. 2000)

1922- Shelagh Fraser -English actress (d. 2000)

1922- Gloria Lasso -Spanish-French singer (d. 2005)

1923- Mauno Koivisto -Finnish banker and politician, 9th President of Finland

1924- Paul Desmond -American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)

1924- Takaaki Yoshimoto -Japanese poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 2012)

1926- Poul Anderson -American author (d. 2001)

1926- Jeffrey Hunter -American actor and producer (d. 1969)

1926- Ranganath Misra -Indian jurist, 21st Chief Justice of India (d. 2012)

1927- John K. Cooley -American journalist and author (d. 2008)

1929- Judy Crichton -American director and producer (d. 2007)

1931- Nat Adderley -American cornet and trumpet player (d. 2000)

1932- Takayo Fischer -American actress and singer

1933- Kathryn Crosby -American actress and singer

1936- Trisha Brown -American dancer and choreographer

1938- Rosanna Schiaffino -Italian actress (d. 2009)

1939- Martin Feldstein -American economist and academic

1939- Eleni Karaindrou -Greek composer

1940- Reinhard Furrer -Austrian-German physicist and astronaut (d. 1995)

1940- Joe Gibbs -American football player and coach

1940- Jan Jongbloed -Dutch footballer and coach

1940- Karl Offmann -Mauritian politician, 3rd List of Presidents of Mauritius|President of Mauritius

1941- Christos Papanikolaou -Greek pole vaulter

1941- Gerald Seymour -English journalist and author

1941- Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi -Pakistani spiritual leader and author

1941- Percy Sledge -American singer

1942- Bob Lind -American singer-songwriter

1942- Mimis Papaioannou -Greek footballer and manager

1943- Jerry Portnoy -American singer-songwriter and harmonica player

1944- Bev Bevan -English drummer (The Move, Electric Light Orchestra, and ELO Part II)

1944- Maarten 't Hart -Dutch biologist, ethologist, and author

1944- Ben Stein -American actor, lawyer, and author

1945- Gail Collins -American journalist and author

1945- Patrick Nagel -American illustrator (d. 1984)

1945- George Webster (American football)|George Webster -American football player (d. 2007)

1946- Marc Brown (author)|Marc Brown -American author and illustrator

1946- Mike Doyle (footballer)|Mike Doyle -English footballer (d. 2011)

1947- Jonathan Kaplan -French-American director and producer

1947- John Larroquette -American actor, director, and producer

1947- Tracey Walter -American actor

1948- Jacques Dupuis (politician)|Jacques Dupuis -Canadian lawyer and politician, 14th Deputy Premier of Quebec

1948- Lars Eighner -American author

1949- Kerry O'Keeffe -Australian cricketer and sportscaster

1950- Chris Claremont -English-American author

1950- Giorgio Faletti -Italian author, screenwriter, and actor (d. 2014)

1950- Alexis Wright -Australian author

1951- Bucky Dent -American baseball player and manager

1951- Charlaine Harris -American author

1951- Bill Morrissey -American singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

1951- Arturo Pérez-Reverte -Spanish author and journalist

1951- Johnny Rep -Dutch footballer and manager

1952- Crescent Dragonwagon -American author and educator

1952- Imran Khan -Pakistani cricketer and politician

1952- John Lynch (New Hampshire)|John Lynch -American businessman and politician, 80th Governor of New Hampshire

1952- Herschel Savage -American porn actor and director

1952- Gabriele Oriali -Italian footballer

1953- Graham Eadie -Australian rugby player and coach

1953- Mark Frost -American author, screenwriter, and producer

1953- Jeffrey Skilling -American businessman

1955- Kurt Niedermayer -German footballer and manager

1955- Connie Palmen -Dutch author

1955- Bruno Tonioli -Italian dancer and choreographer

1955- Don Hahn -American film producer

1956- Hélène Goudin -Belgian-Swedish politician

1956- Kalle Randalu -Estonian pianist and educator

1957- Bob Ehrlich -American lawyer and politician, 60th Governor of Maryland

1959- Charles Kennedy -Scottish journalist and politician

1959- Steve Rothery -English guitarist and songwriter (Marillion and The Wishing Tree)

1960- Amy Grant -American singer-songwriter and actress

1960- John F. Kennedy, Jr. -American lawyer, journalist, and publisher, co-founded ''George (magazine)|George Magazine'' (d. 1999)

1960- Amy Gibson -American actress and businesswoman

1961- Paul Comstive -English footballer (d. 2013)

1962- Gilbert Delorme -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1962- Hironobu Sakaguchi -Japanese game designer, founded Mistwalker

1963- Kevin Chamberlin -American actor

1963- Holly Cole -Canadian singer

1963- Chip Kelly -American football player and coach

1963- Bernie Kosar -American football player and sportscaster

1963- Ago Silde -Estonian politician

1964- Mark Lanegan -American singer-songwriter (Screaming Trees and The Gutter Twins)

1964- Bert van Vlaanderen -Dutch runner

1965- Cris Carter -American football player, coach, and sportscaster

1965- Dougray Scott -Scottish actor and producer

1966- Tim Armstrong -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Rancid (band)|Rancid, The Transplants, Devils Brigade, Operation Ivy (band)|Operation Ivy, Dance Hall Crashers)

1966- Billy Burke (actor)|Billy Burke -American actor

1967- Kazuya Nakai -Japanese voice actor

1967- Anthony Nesty -Trinidadian-Surinamese swimmer and coach

1967- Rodney Sheppard -American guitarist (Sugar Ray)

1967- Gregg Turkington -Australian-American comedian and singer (Zip Code Rapists)

1968- Jacqueline Hennessy -Canadian actress and journalist

1968- Jill Hennessy -Canadian actress and singer

1968- Galin Nikov -Bulgarian pole vaulter

1968- Erick Sermon -American rapper and producer (EPMD)

1969- Dexter Jackson (bodybuilder)|Dexter Jackson -American bodybuilder

1971- Christina Applegate -American actress, singer, and producer

1971- Magnus Arvedson -Swedish ice hockey player and coach

1972- Deepa Marathe -Indian cricketer

1972- Mark Morton (musician)|Mark Morton -American guitarist and songwriter (Lamb of God (band)|Lamb of God)

1973- Steven de Jongh -Dutch cyclist

1973- Octavio Dotel -Dominican baseball player

1973- Erick Strickland -American basketball player

1973- Eddie Steeples -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1974- Kenneth Mitchell (actor)|Kenneth Mitchell -Canadian actor

1975- Abdelkader Benali -Moroccan-Dutch journalist and author

1975- Kristian Nairn -Irish actor and DJ

1976- Clint Mathis -American soccer player and coach

1976- Donovan McNabb -American football player and sportscaster

1976- Olena Vitrychenko -Ukrainian gymnast

1977- Guillermo Cañas -Argentinian tennis player

1977- Marcus Marshall -Australian race car driver

1978- Ringo Sheena -Japanese singer-songwriter and producer (Tokyo Jihen)

1979- Thea Gilmore -English singer-songwriter

1979- Michael Lehan -American football player

1980- Valerie Azlynn -American actress

1980- John-Michael Liles -American ice hockey player

1980- Josh Mathews -American wrestler and sportscaster

1980- Aaron Mokoena -South African footballer

1980- Alviro Petersen -South African cricketer

1980- Murray SawChuck -Canadian-American magician, comedian, and actor

1980- Nick Swisher -American baseball player

1980- Steffen Thier -German rugby player

1981- Xabi Alonso -Spanish footballer

1981- Lee Bum-Ho -South Korean baseball player

1981- Barbara Pierce Bush -American activist

1981- Jenna Bush Hager -American journalist and author

1981- Jared Jeffries -American basketball player

1981- Maurício Rua -Brazilian mixed martial artist

1981- Chevon Troutman -American basketball player

1983- Joey Chestnut -American competitive eater

1983- Kirsty Crawford -Scottish singer-songwriter and actress

1983- Jhulan Goswami -Indian cricketer

1984- Peter Siddle -Australian cricketer

1984- Gaspard Ulliel -French model and actor

1985- Dan Carpenter -American football player

1985- Remona Fransen -Dutch pentathlete

1986- Katie Cassidy -American actress and singer

1986- Craig Gardner -English footballer

1986- Amber Hagerman -American murder victim, inspired the AMBER Alert (d. 1996)

1987- Dolla (rapper)|Dolla -American rapper (d. 2009)

1988- Nodar Kumaritashvili -Georgian luger (d. 2010)

1988- Jay Spearing -English footballer

1989- Tom Dice -Belgian singer-songwriter

1990- Rye Rye -American rapper, dancer, and actress

1991- Jamie Grace -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

1991- Luca Tremolada -Italian footballer

1991- Kevin Woo -American-South Korean singer and dancer (U-KISS and Xing (band)|Xing)

1992- Ana Bogdan -Romanian tennis player

1992- Martin del Rosario -Filipino actor

1992- Zack Shada -American actor

1993- Danny Kent -English motorcycle racer