This Day in History

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Day History: November-27

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Famous Birthdays

111- Antinous -Greek favourite of Hadrian (d. 130)

1127- Emperor Xiaozong of Song -(d. 1194)

1576- Shimazu Tadatsune -Japanese daimyo (d. 1638)

1582- Pierre Dupuy (scholar)|Pierre Dupuy -French historian and scholar (d. 1651)

1630- Sigismund Francis, Archduke of Austria -(d. 1665)

1635- Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon -French wife of Louis XIV of France (d. 1719)

1701- Anders Celsius -Swedish astronomer, physicist, and mathematician (d. 1744)

1710- Robert Lowth -English bishop (d. 1787)

1746- Robert R. Livingston (chancellor)|Robert R. Livingston -American lawyer and politician, 1st United States Secretary for Foreign Affairs (d. 1813)

1746- Increase Sumner -American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 5th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1799)

1754- Georg Forster -German-Polish ethnologist and journalist (d. 1794)

1759- Franz Krommer -Czech violinist and composer (d. 1831)

1779- Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre -French general and politician, Minister of Defence (France)|French Minister of Defence (d. 1865)

1804- Julius Benedict -German-English conductor and composer (d. 1885)

1809- Fanny Kemble -English actress, playwright, and poet (d. 1893)

1814- Charles-François-Frédéric, marquis de Montholon-Sémonville|Charles-François-Frédéric de Montholon-Sémonville -French diplomat (d. 1886)

1833- Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge -(d. 1897)

1843- Elizabeth Stride -Swedish-English victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888)

1843- Cornelius Vanderbilt II -American businessman (d. 1899)

1853- Frank Dicksee -English painter and illustrator (d. 1928)

1857- Charles Scott Sherrington -English physiologist, bacteriologist, and pathologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1952)

1865- Janez Evangelist Krek -Slovene priest, journalist, and politician (d. 1917)

1867- Charles Koechlin -French composer and educator (d. 1950)

1870- Juho Kusti Paasikivi -Finnish academic and politician, 7th President of Finland (d. 1956)

1871- Giovanni Giorgi -Italian physicist and engineer (d. 1950)

1874- Charles A. Beard -American historian, author, and educator, co-founded The New School (d. 1948)

1874- František Erben -Czech-Bohemian gymnast (d. 1942)

1874- Chaim Weizmann -Belarusian-Israeli chemist and politician, 1st President of Israel (d. 1952)

1875- Julius Lenhart -Austrian gymnast (d. 1962)

1878- Jatindramohan Bagchi -Indian poet (d. 1948)

1878- Charles Dvorak -American pole vaulter (d. 1969)

1885- Liviu Rebreanu -Romanian author and playwright (d. 1944)

1887- Masaharu Homma -Japanese general (d. 1946)

1888- Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar -Indian activist and politician, 1st Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 1956)

1894- Konosuke Matsushita -Japanese businessman, founded Panasonic (d. 1989)

1894- Katherine Milhous -American author and illustrator (d. 1977)

1894- Amphilochius of Pochayiv -Ukrainian monk and saint (d. 1971)

1897- Vito Genovese -Italian-American mobster (d. 1969)

1898- Fredric Warburg -English author and publisher (d. 1981)

1901- Ted Husing -American sportscaster (d. 1962)

1903- Lars Onsager -Norwegian-American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)

1907- Harivansh Rai Bachchan -Indian poet and author (d. 2003)

1907- L. Sprague de Camp -American historian and author (d. 2000)

1909- James Agee -American author and screenwriter (d. 1955)

1909- Anatoly Maltsev -Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1967)

1911- Fe del Mundo -Filipino pediatrician and educator (d. 2011)

1911- David Merrick -American director and producer (d. 2000)

1916- Chick Hearn -American sportscaster (d. 2002)

1917- Buffalo Bob Smith -American television host (d. 1998)

1920- Abe Lenstra -Dutch footballer (d. 1985)

1920- Buster Merryfield -English actor (d. 1999)

1920- Cal Worthington -American captain and car dealer (d. 2013)

1921- Dora Dougherty Strother -American pilot and academic (d. 2013)

1921- Alexander Dubček -Slovak soldier and politician (d. 1992)

1922- Hall Bartlett -American film producer, director, and screen writer (d. 1993)

1923- Antonie Hegerlíková -Czech actress (d. 2012)

1925- John Maddox -Welsh chemist, physicist, and journalist (d. 2009)

1925- Marshall Thompson -American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1992)

1925- Ernie Wise -English actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

1926- Chae Myung-shin -South Korean general (d. 2013)

1927- Carlos José Castilho -Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 1987)

1928- Alekos Alexandrakis -Greek actor and director (d. 2005)

1928- Josh Kirby -English painter and illustrator (d. 2001)

1930- Joe DeNardo -American meteorologist

1930- Rex Shelley -Singaporean engineer and author (d. 2009)

1930- Alan Simpson (scriptwriter)|Alan Simpson -English screenwriter and producer

1932- Benigno Aquino, Jr. -Filipino journalist and politician (d. 1983)

1933- Jacques Godbout -Canadian journalist, author, director, and screenwriter

1933- Gordon S. Wood -American historian and academic

1934- Ammo Baba -Iraqi footballer and manager (d. 2009)

1934- Al Jackson, Jr. -American drummer, songwriter, and producer (Booker T. & the M.G.'s) (d. 1975)

1934- Gilbert Strang -American mathematician and academic

1935- Les Blank -American director and producer (d. 2013)

1935- Daniel Charles -French musicologist and philosopher (d. 2008)

1937- Gail Sheehy -American journalist and author

1938- John Ashworth (biologist)|John Ashworth -English biologist and academic

1938- Apolo Nsibambi -Ugandan academic and politician, Prime Minister of Uganda

1939- Dave Giusti -American baseball player and manager

1939- Tony Green -English sportscaster

1939- Laurent-Désiré Kabila -Congolese politician, List of heads of state of the Democratic Republic of the Congo|President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 2001)

1940- John Alderton -English actor

1940- Bruce Lee -American-Chinese actor, martial artist, and screenwriter (d. 1973)

1941- Aimé Jacquet -French footballer, coach, and manager

1941- Eddie Rabbitt -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)

1941- Louis van Dijk -Dutch pianist

1942- Henry Carr -American football player and runner

1942- Marilyn Hacker -American poet and critic

1942- Jimi Hendrix -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1970)

1943- Nicole Brossard -Canadian author and poet

1943- Jil Sander -German fashion designer, founded Jil Sander (brand)|Jil Sander AG

1944- Neddy Smith -Australian criminal

1945- Barbara Anderson (actress)|Barbara Anderson -American actress

1945- James Avery (actor)|James Avery -American actor (d. 2013)

1945- Phil Bloom -Dutch model and actress

1945- Alain de Cadenet -English race car driver

1945- Eiv Eloon -Estonian author

1945- Benigno Fitial -Mariana Islander businessman and politician, 7th List of Governors of the Northern Mariana Islands|Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands

1945- Ann Mallalieu, Baroness Mallalieu -English lawyer and politician

1947- Don Adams (basketball)|Don Adams -American basketball player

1947- Ismaïl Omar Guelleh -Djiboutian politician, List of heads of state of Djibouti|President of Djibouti

1947- Neil Rosenshein -American tenor

1949- Nick Discepola -Italian-Canadian businessman and politician (d. 2012)

1949- Masanori Sekiya -Japanese race car driver

1950- Gavyn Davies -English journalist and businessman

1950- Gran Hamada -Japanese wrestler

1951- Kathryn Bigelow -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1951- Gunnar Graps -Estonian singer and guitarist (Magnetic Band and Gunnar Graps Group) (d. 2004)

1952- Sheila Copps -Canadian journalist and politician, 6th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

1952- Bappi Lahiri -Indian singer-songwriter and producer

1952- Daryl Stuermer -American guitarist (Genesis (band)|Genesis and Era (musical project)|Era)

1952- Jim Wetherbee -American captain, engineer, and astronaut

1953- Curtis Armstrong -American actor, singer, and producer

1953- Boris Grebenshchikov -Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Aquarium (group)|Aquarium)

1953- Tarmo Kõuts -Estonian commander and politician

1953- Richard Stone (composer)|Richard Stone -American composer (d. 2001)

1954- Patricia McPherson -American actress

1954- Kimmy Robertson -American actress

1954- Arthur Smith (comedian)|Arthur Smith -English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1955- Pierre Mondou -Canadian ice hockey player

1955- Bill Nye -American engineer, educator, and television host

1956- William Fichtner -American actor

1956- John McCarthy (journalist)|John McCarthy -English journalist

1957- Kenny Acheson -Irish race car driver

1957- Frank Boeijen -Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist

1957- Caroline Kennedy -American lawyer and diplomat, 29th United States Ambassador to Japan

1957- Callie Khouri -American screenwriter, producer and director

1957- Kevin O'Connell (sound re-recording mixer)|Kevin O'Connell -American sound designer

1957- Michael A. Stackpole -American game designer and author

1958- Mike Scioscia -American baseball player and manager

1959- Charlie Burchill -Scottish guitarist and songwriter (Simple Minds)

1959- Viktoria Mullova -Russian violinist

1960- Kevin Henkes -American author and illustrator

1960- Ken O'Brien -American football player and coach

1960- Tim Pawlenty -American lawyer and politician, 39th Governor of Minnesota

1960- Michael Rispoli -American actor

1960- Yulia Tymoshenko -Ukrainian politician, 10th Prime Minister of Ukraine

1960- Gianni Vernetti -Italian politician

1961- Samantha Bond -English actress

1961- Steve Oedekerk -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1962- Charlie Benante -American drummer and songwriter (Anthrax (American band)|Anthrax and Stormtroopers of Death)

1962- Mike Bordin -American drummer (Faith No More, Black Sabbath, and EZ-Street)

1962- Davey Boy Smith -English-Canadian wrestler (d. 2002)

1963- Fisher Stevens -American actor, director, and producer

1964- Giles Fraser -English priest and journalist

1964- Robin Givens -American actress

1964- Roberto Mancini -Italian footballer and manager

1964- David Rakoff -Canadian-American author and actor (d. 2012)

1964- Hisayuki Sasaki -Japanese golfer (d. 2013)

1966- Andy Merrill -American voice actor and producer

1967- Shane Embury -English bass player (Napalm Death, Unseen Terror, Meathook Seed, Lock Up (UK band)|Lock Up, and Venomous Concept)

1968- Michael Vartan -French-American actor

1969- Damian Hinds -English politician

1969- Myles Kennedy -American singer-songwriter (Alter Bridge, The Mayfield Four, Citizen Swing, and Cosmic Dust (band)|Cosmic Dust)

1970- Brooke Langton -American actress

1970- Erik Menendez -American murderer

1970- Patricia Zentilli -Canadian actress

1971- Larry Allen -American football player

1971- Nick Van Exel -American basketball player and coach

1971- Francesco Malcom -Italian pornographic actor and director

1972- Shane Salerno -American screenwriter and producer

1973- Twista -American rapper and producer

1973- Sharlto Copley -South African actor, director, and producer

1973- Samantha Harris -American model and television host

1973- Evan Karagias -American wrestler and actor

1973- Janne Oinas -Finnish footballer

1974- Kirk Acevedo -American actor

1974- Alec Newman -Scottish actor

1975- Bad Azz (rapper)|Bad Azz -American rapper and actor (LBC Crew)

1975- Martín Gramática -Argentinian-American football player

1975- Rain Vessenberg -Estonian footballer

1976- Pgeezy -American rapper (d. 2012)

1976- Jean Grae -South African–American rapper and producer

1976- Chad Kilger -Canadian ice hockey player

1976- Jaleel White -American actor and screenwriter

1977- Willie Bloomquist -American baseball player

1977- Mika Tan -American porn actress

1978- Shy Love -German-American porn actress and director

1978- Eszter Molnár -Hungarian tennis player

1978- Jimmy Rollins -American baseball player

1978- Mike Skinner (musician)|Mike Skinner -English rapper, producer, and actor (The Streets)

1978- Radek Štěpánek -Czech tennis player

1978- Tim Yeung -American drummer (Divine Heresy and World Under Blood)

1979- Ricky Carmichael -American race car driver

1979- Hilary Hahn -American violinist

1979- Shin Hye-sung -South Korean singer (Shinhwa and S (South Korean band)|S)

1979- Teemu Tainio -Finnish footballer

1980- Jackie Greene -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1980- Veronika Portsmuth -Estonian singer and conductor

1980- Michael Yardy -English cricketer

1981- Bruno Alves -Portuguese footballer

1981- Gary Lucy -English actor

1981- Matthew Taylor (footballer)|Matthew Taylor -English footballer

1982- David Bellion -French footballer

1982- Tommy Robinson (activist)|Tommy Robinson -English activist, co-founded the English Defence League

1983- Professor Green -English rapper

1984- Domata Peko -American football player

1985- Alison Pill -Canadian actress

1985- Thilo Versick -German footballer

1986- Suresh Kumar Raina -Indian cricketer

1986- Steven Silva -American-Filipino footballer, singer, and actor

1986- Xavi Torres -Spanish footballer

1986- Oritsé Williams -English singer-songwriter, producer, and dancer (JLS)

1987- Yuria Haga -Japanese model and actress

1987- Gary Wozniak -American Skeleton (sport)|skeleton racer

1988- Miroslav Šmajda -Slovak singer

1992- Ala Boratyn -Polish singer-songwriter (Blog 27)

1995- Leonard Proxauf -German-Austrian actor

1996- Suicide of Amanda Todd|Amanda Todd -Canadian suicide victim (d. 2012)