Famous Birthdays on 20th November.
All Events Birthdays Deaths
270 - Maximinus, Roman Emperor (d. 313)1327 - Bassui Tokusho, Zen founder (Kogakuji monastery in Nakamura Japan)1602 - Otto von Guericke, inventor (air pump)1606 - Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian1620 - Peregrine White, son of Wm & Susanna White, born aboard Mayflower1621 - Avvakum, Russian priest and writer (d. 1682)1625 - Artus II Quellinus "the Young", Flemish sculptor, baptised1625 - Paulus Potter, Dutch painter (d. 1654)1652 - Romanus Weichlein, composer1660 - Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German theologian (d. 1741)1726 - Oliver Wolcott, (Ct-Gov)/signed Decl of Independence [NS=Dec 1]1750 - Tipu Sultan, Indian ruler (d. 1799)1752 - Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Christabel)1757 - Giovanni Battista Gaiani, composer1759 - Nikolaus Paul Zmeskall, composer1761 - Pius VIII, [Francesco S Castiglioni], Italy, 253rd Pope (1829-30)1762 - Pierre André Latreille, French entomologist (d. 1833)1765 - Friedrich Heinrich Himmel, composer1765 - Sir Thomas Fremantle, British naval captain (d. 1819)1766 - John Wall Calcott, composer1781 - Karl F Eichhorn, German law historian1802 - James Lawrence Lardner, Comm (Union Navy), died in 18811830 - Patrick Henry Jones, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 19001834 - Franjo Zaver Kuhac, composer1836 - John Thomas Croxton, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 18741839 - Christian Wilberg, German painter (d. 1882)1841 - Wilfrid Laurier, (L) 7th Canadian PM (1896-1911)1841 - Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician (d. 1901)1850 - Arthor Goring Thomas, composer1851 - Queen Margherita of Italy (d. 1926)1858 - Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish author, Nobel laureate (d. 1940)1862 - Willem H Vliegen, Dutch typographer/co-founder/chairman (SDAP)1863 - Maria H "Mina" Beersmans, Flemish actress (Black Griet)1864 - Gerard W Kernkamp, Dutch historian/editor (Groene Amsterdammer)1866 - Kenesaw Mountain Landis, judge/1st commissioner of baseball1867 - Vicente Ripolles, composer1869 - Clark Griffith, Mo, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees)1871 - William H Kilpatrick, US mathematician/philosopher/educator1873 - Daniel Gregory Mason, Brookline Mass, composer (Chanticker)1874 - James Michael Curley, 53rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)1879 - Franz Pfemfert, writer1880 - George McBride, baseball player (d. 1973)1882 - Andy Coakley, baseball player and long-time coach at Columbia University (d. 1963)1884 - Norman Thomas, Marion Ohio, socialist (Pres Candidate 1928-48)1886 - Karl von Frisch, zoologist/bee expert (Nobel 1973)1889 - Edwin Hubble, astronomer (discoverer of galaxies, red shift)1890 - Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter1890 - Robert Armstrong, Saginaw MI, actor (Mighty Joe Young, King Kong)1891 - Leon Cadore, pitcher (pitched all of 26 inning game)1891 - Reginald Denny Richmond England, actor (Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman)1892 - James B Collip, Canadian biochemist/physiologist (insulin)1894 - Carl Mayer, Graz, actor (Dreaming Lips, Ariane, Sunrise)1896 - Mykhaylo Verikivsky, composer1896 - Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer (d. 1977)1897 - Lores Bonney, aviator1897 - Margaret Sutherland, composer1899 - Juan Vicente Lecuna, composer1900 - Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy)1902 - Wolfgang Kunkel, German law historian1903 - Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani historian and educationist (d. 1981)1904 - Alexandra Danilova, ballet great1907 - Fran Allison, LaPorte City Iowa, actress (Kukla, Fran & Ollie)1907 - Henri-Georges Clouzot, France, director (Le salaire de la peur)1908 - Alistair Cooke, Manchester England, TV host (Masterpiece Theatre)1909 - Alan Bible, (Sen-D-Nev, 1954-74)1910 - Pauli Murray, famous African1910 - Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist (d. 1944)1911 - Jean Shiley, US, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1932)1912 - Otto von Habsburg, Austrian-German nobleman, head of the Habsburg house1913 - Judy Canova, American actress (d. 1983)1914 - Emilio Pucci, Naples, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1954)1915 - Kon Ichikawa, Japan, director (Matatabi, Money Talks)1916 - Ferdinand AM van der Ham, Dutch WW II resistance fighter1916 - Judy Canova, Jacksonville Fla, comedienne/actress (Cannonball)1916 - Robert A Bruce, MD, pioneer (exercise cardiology)1916 - William John Elwyn Davies, painter1916 - Evelyn Keyes, American actress1917 - Max Georg Baumann, composer1917 - Pam Henningen, [Cornelia CP Ingenegeren], Indonesian/Dutch dancer1917 - Ram Gopal, Indies/English dancer (Blue Peter, Purple Plain)1917 - Robert C Byrd, (Sen-D-WV, 1959- )/majority leader1917 - Bobby Locke, South African golfer (d. 1987)1918 - Dora Ratjen, Germany, man possing as woman high jumper (Oly-4th-1936)1919 - Dulcie Gray, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, actress (Mine Own Executioner)1919 - Evelyn Keyes, Port Arthur TX, actress (Adventure of Martin Eden)1919 - Halka Grossman, resistance fighter/politician1919 - John McCarthy, composer1920 - Armin Schibler, composer1920 - Douglas Dick, Charlestown WV, actor (Carl-Waterfront)1920 - Gene Tierney, Bkln, actress (Laura, Razor's Edge, Ghost & Mrs Muir)1921 - Phyllis Thaxter, Portland Maine, actress (Nora, Ft Worth)1921 - Jim Garrison, American district attorney and judge (d. 1992)1923 - Beryl Sprinkel, Missouri, economist (Council of Economic Advisers)1923 - Nadine Gordimer, South African author (July's people, Nobel 1991)1924 - Benoit Mandelbrot, Warsaw Poland, mathematician (proved Zipf's law)1925 - Judy Woodruff, news analyst & commentator1925 - June [Shirley L] Christy, US, jazz singer (Tampico)1925 - Maya Plisetskaya, prima ballerina (Bolshoi Ballet)1925 - Robert Francis Kennedy, Brookline, Mass (D-Sen-NY) AG; assassinated1926 - Kaye Ballard, Cleve Ohio, actress/comedienne (Kaye-Mothers-in-Law)1926 - Terry Hall, English ventriloquist (d. 2007)1926 - Andrzej W. Schally, Polish-born endocrinologist, Nobel laureate1927 - Estelle Parsons, Lynn Mass, actress (Rachel Rachel, Bonnie & Clyde)1928 - Franklin Cover, Cleve, actor (Tom-The Jeffersons)1928 - Rex Reason, Berlin Germany, actor (Man Without a Gun, Roaring 20s)1928 - Aleksey Batalov, Russian actor1928 - John Disley, Welsh athlete1929 - Dick Clark, Mt Vernon NY, TV host (American Bandstand)1929 - Donald Ray January, Plainview TX, PGA golfer (1960 Tucson Open)1929 - Kenneth DeWitt Schermerhorn, Schenectady NY, conductor (Amer Ballet)1932 - John Barnes Chance, composer1932 - Richard Dawson, Hampshire Engld, actor (Hogan's Heroes, Family Feud)1934 - Valentine J Peter, Omaha Neb, priest (Boy's Town 1985- )1936 - Don DeLillo, American author1937 - Jack Linkletter, SF Calif, TV host (Haggis Baggis, Hootenanny)1937 - René Kollo, German tenor1937 - Viktoriya Tokareva, Russian playwright1938 - Tony White, cricketer (2 Tests WI v Australia 1965)1939 - Dick Smothers, NYC, comedian (Smother Brothers' Show)1940 - Bob Einstein, LA Calif, comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne)1940 - Helma Sanders-Brahms, Emden Germany, director (Apple Trees, Manoever)1941 - Gary Karr, LA Calif, double-bassist (Oslo Philharmonic)1941 - Haseena Moin, Pakistani television drama writer and Urdu playwright1942 - Joseph R Biden Jr, (Sen-D-DE, 1973- )1942 - Meredith Monk, Lima Peru, choreographer-composer-performing artist1942 - Norman Greenbaum, Mass, folk singer (Spirit in the Sky)1942 - Paulos Faraj Rahho, Iraqi Chaldean Catholic bishop (d. 2008)1943 - Lindsay Thomas, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- )1943 - Meredith Monk, composer1943 - Veronica Hamel, Phila, actress (Joyce-Hill St Blues, 79 Park Ave)1944 - Anthea Stewart, Zimbabwe, field hockey coach/player (Olympic-1980)1945 - Dan McBride, rocker (Sha Na Na)1945 - Rachid Mimouni, author1945 - Nanette Workman, American-born Canadian singer and actress1946 - Duane Allman, Nashville Tn, rock guitarist (Allman Brothers)1946 - John "Blackfoot" Colbert, US singer (Soul Children, Taxi)1946 - Judy Woodruff, newscaster (McNeil Lehrer Report)1946 - Ray Stiles, rocker1946 - Greg Cook, American football player1947 - George Grantham, OK, rock drummer/vocalist (Poco)1947 - Joe Walsh, Wichita Ks, guitarist/rocker (Eagles-Take it Easy)1947 - Mardell Wilkins, LPGA golfer1948 - Richard Masur, NYC, actor (David-One Day at a Time)1948 - Samuel E Wright, Camden SC, actor (Enos, Ball Four)1948 - John R. Bolton, American ambassador1949 - Juha Mieto, Finland, 15KM skier (Olympic-silver-1980)1949 - Ray Vitte, NYC, actor (Doc, Cody-Quest)1949 - Thelma Drake, American politician1950 - Gary Green, rocker (Gentle Giant)1951 - David Walters, American politician1952 - John Van Boxmeer, National Hockey League player1953 - Greg Gibson, Stafford Va, Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic-silver-1984)1954 - Steve Dahl, Calif, Chicago's anti-disco DJ (WLS-FM)1954 - Berit Andnor, Swedish politician1955 - Bo Derek, [Mary Collins], Long Beach Ca, actr (10, Tarzan the Ape Man)1955 - Thea Vidale, actress (Family Matters)1955 - Timothy Kristian Charles Mace, Great Britain, cosmonaut1956 - Dan Powers, rock guitarist (Michael Stanley Band)1956 - Mark Gastineau, NFL end (NY Jets, Pro Bowl 1981-85)1956 - Sergei Gayevich Severin, Russian cosmonaut1956 - Bo Derek, American actress1957 - James Brown, British reggae singer/drummer (UB40-Red Red Wine)1957 - Mike Craven, former English professional footballer1958 - Rickson Gracie, Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist1959 - Sean Young, Louisville Ky, actress (Dune, Young Doctor in Love)1959 - James P. McGovern, American politician1960 - Marc Labrèche, Canadian actor and television host1961 - Tim Harvey, British racing driver1961 - Larry Karaszewski, American screenwriter1961 - Dave Watson, English footballer1962 - Steve Alexander, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)1963 - Timothy Gowers, British mathematician1963 - Ming-Na Wen, Macau-born actress1964 - John Maclean, Oshawa, NHL right wing (NJ Devils)1964 - Ned Vaughn, actor (The Rescuer)1965 - Andrew Stewart, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)1965 - Mike D[iamond], NYC, rap vocalist (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight)1965 - Sen Dog, Cuban rapper (Cypress Hill)1965 - Yoshiki Hayashi, Japanese musician (X Japan)1966 - Kevin Gilbert, American musician (d. 1996)1966 - Jill Thompson, American comic book writer and artist1967 - Alex Arias, NYC, infielder (Florida Marlins)1967 - Chris Childs, NBA guard (NJ Nets, NY Knicks)1967 - Chris Patton, Fountain Inn SC, Nike golfer (1993 NM Charity Classic)1967 - Jeff Cotler, Long Beach Calif, actor (Brian-Struck by Lightning)1967 - Teoman, Turkish rock singer
1968 - Richard Clarke, Toronto Ontario, Yachter Finn (Olympics-96)1969 - Chris Harris, cricketer (son of Zin NZ all-rounder in ODI's)
1969 - Richard Dickson Reid, NZ, road race cyclist (Olympics-96)
1969 - Callie Thorne, American actor
1970 - Matt Blunt, American politician