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Famous birthdays, deaths and events of November 22


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Birthdays
  • 1458 - Jacob Obrecht, Dutch composer (d. 1505)
  • 1564 - Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham
  • 1602 - Elisabeth of Bourbon, Queen of Philip IV of Spain (d. 1644)
  • 1635 - Francis Willughby, English biologist (d. 1672)
  • 1710 - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German composer (d. 1784)
  • 1722 - Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian poet (d. 1794)
  • 1767 - Andreas Hofer, Tyrolian patriot (d. 1810)
  • 1787 - Rasmus Christian Rask, Danish linguist (d. 1823)
  • 1819 - George Eliot, British novelist (d. 1880)
  • 1877 - Endre Ady, Hungarian poet (d. 1919)
  • 1898 - Wiley Post, American pilot (d. 1935)
  • 1899 - Hoagy Carmichael, American composer (d. 1981)
  • 1901 - Joaquin Rodrigo, Spanish composer (d. 1999)
  • 1902 - Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1990)
  • 1913 - Benjamin Britten, British composer (d. 1976)
  • 1914 - Peter Townsend, British Equerry and air pilot (d. 1995)
  • 1920 - Anne Crawford, British film actor (d. 1956)
  • 1921 - Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian (d. 2004)
  • 1921 - Brian Cleeve, Irish broadcaster (d. 2003)
  • 1923 - Dika Newlin, American composer and singer (d. 2006)
  • 1923 - Arthur Hiller, Canadian film director
  • 1924 - Geraldine Page, American actress (d. 1987)
  • 1926 - Lew Burdette, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1928 - Timothy Beaumont, Baron Beaumont of Whitley (d. 2008)
  • 1932 - Robert Vaughn, American actor
  • 1936 - Joachim Bißmeier, German actor
  • 1938 - Henry C. Lee, Chinese-born American criminologist
  • 1940 - Terry Gilliam, American-born British comedian
  • 1940 - Roy Thomas, American comic book writer
  • 1941 - Tom Conti, British actor
  • 1941 - Jesse Colin Young, American musician
  • 1941 - Terry Stafford, American singer and songwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1942 - Guion Bluford, American astronaut
  • 1943 - Peter Adair, American filmmaker
  • 1943 - Billie Jean King, American tennis
  • 1943 - Yvan Cournoyer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1946 - Aston Barrett, Jamaican musician (The Wailers Band)
  • 1947 - Valerie Wilson Wesley, American author
  • 1947 - Paloma San Basilio, Spanish singer
  • 1950 - Art Sullivan, Belgian singer
  • 1950 - Lyman Bostock, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1950 - Steven Van Zandt, American musician
  • 1950 - Tina Weymouth, American musician (Talking Heads
  • 1953 - Urmas Alender, Estonian singer (d. 1994)
  • 1956 - Lawrence Gowan, Canadian singer (Styx)
  • 1956 - Richard Kind, American actor
  • 1958 - Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress
  • 1958 - Lee Guetterman, American baseball player
  • 1958 - Horse McDonald, Scottish singer and songwriter
  • 1959 - Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
  • 1959 - Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist
  • 1960 - Bruce Payne, English actor
  • 1960 - Léos Carax, French film director
  • 1961 - Mariel Hemingway, American actress
  • 1961 - Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer
  • 1961 - Stephen Hough, British concert pianist
  • 1962 - Victor Pelevin, Russian writer
  • 1964 - Robbie Slater, Australian former footballer
  • 1965 - Mads Mikkelsen, Danish actor
  • 1965 - Peter Safran, British-born American film producer and talent agent
  • 1966 - Richard Stanley, South African film director
  • 1967 - Mark Ruffalo, American actor
  • 1967 - Boris Becker, German tennis player
  • 1967 - Bart Veldkamp, Dutch-born Belgian speed skater
  • 1968 - Rasmus Lerdorf, Greenlandic computer programmer
  • 1969 - Marjane Satrapi, Iranian graphic novelist
  • 1970 - Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lankan cricketeer
  • 1970 - Stel Pavlou, British novelist
  • 1972 - Jay Payton, American baseball player
  • 1974 - Joe Nathan, American baseball player
  • 1974 - David Pelletier, Canadian figure skater
  • 1975 - Aiko, Japanese singer
  • 1976 - Adrian Bakalli, Belgian footballer
  • 1976 - Torsten Frings, German footballer
  • 1976 - Regina Halmich, German female boxer
  • 1976 - Ville Valo, Finnish singer (HIM)
  • 1977 - Michael Preston, English footballer
  • 1978 - Karen O, American singer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
  • 1979 - Chris Doran, Irish singer
  • 1980 - Yaroslav Rybakov, Russian athlete
  • 1981 - Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
  • 1981 - Pape Sow, Senegalese basketball player
  • 1981 - Ben Adams, English singer
  • 1982 - Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Nigerian footballer
  • 1982 - Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin, Hong Kong singer (Twins)
  • 1982 - Alasdair Duncan, Australian novelist
  • 1983 - Corey Beaulieu, American guitarist (Trivium)
  • 1983 - Tyler Hilton, American singer and actor
  • 1983 - Peter Ramage, English footballer
  • 1984 - Scarlett Johansson, American actress
  • 1984 - Kate Ground, Canadian adult internet model
  • 1985 - Asamoah Gyan, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1986 - Oscar Pistorius, South African paralympic athlete
  • 1987 - Marouane Fellaini, Belgian footballer
  • 1988 - Suresh Guptara and Jyoti Guptara, British-Indian novelists


Deaths
  • 1710 - Bernardo Pasquini, Italian composer (b. 1637)
  • 1758 - Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe
  • 1900 - Arthur S. Sullivan, British composer (b. 1842)
  • 1916 - Jack London, American writer (b. 1876)
  • 1920 - Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (b. 1884)
  • 1926 - Darvish Khan, Iranian musician (b. 1872)
  • 1932 - William Walker Atkinson, American author (b. 1862)
  • 1943 - Lorenz Hart, American lyricist (b. 1895)
  • 1954 - Roderick McMahon, Professional Wrestling/Boxing Booker (b. 1882)
  • 1955 - Shemp Howard, American actor (b. 1895)
  • 1956 - Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born choreographer (b. 1882)
  • 1963 - Aldous Huxley, English author (b. 1894)
  • 1963 - C. S. Lewis, Irish author (b. 1898)
  • 1980 - Mae West, American actress and writer (b. 1893)
  • 1986 - Scatman Crothers, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 1986 - William Bradford Huie, American writer (b. 1910)
  • 1988 - Paul Vario, U.S. Italian Mafia of the Lucchese Family (b. 1914)
  • 1992 - Sterling Holloway, American Character actor (b. 1905)
  • 1993 - Anthony Burgess, British author (b. 1917)
  • 1996 - Mark Lenard, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 1996 - María Casares, Spanish-born French actress (b. 1922)
  • 1997 - Michael Hutchence, Australian singer (INXS) (b. 1960)
  • 1998 - Stu Unger, American poker player (b. 1953)
  • 2000 - Christian Marquand, French actor
  • 2000 - Emil Zátopek, Czech athlete (b. 1922)
  • 2001 - Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman
  • 2001 - Norman Granz, American jazz impresario and producer (b. 1918)
  • 2005 - Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (b. 1920)
  • 2006 - Pat Dobson, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • 2007 - Maurice Béjart, Father of the Ballet Renewal(b. 1929)
  • 2007 - Verity Lambert, first producer of British SF series Doctor Who (b. 1935)
  • 2011 - Paul Motian, American jazz drummer (b. 1931)

Events
  • 498 - Kofi Aseidu- After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected Pope in the Lateran Palace, while Laurentius is elected Pope in Santa Maria Maggiore.
  • 845 - the first King of all Brittany, Nominoe defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon.
  • 1573 - The Brazilian city of Niterói is founded.
  • 1574 - Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.
  • 1718 - Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard.
  • 1864 - American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea: Confederate General John Bell Hood invades Tennessee in an unsuccessful attempt to draw Union General William T. Sherman from Georgia.
  • 1922 - Egyptology: Howard Carter, assisted by Lord Carnarvon, opens the tomb of Tutankhamun.
  • 1928 - First execution of Ravel's Boléro in Paris.
  • 1935 - The China Clipper took off from Alameda, California in an attempt to deliver the first airmail cargo across the Pacific Ocean (the airplane later reached its destination, Manila, and delivered over 110,000 pieces of mail).
  • 1940 - World War II: Following the Italian invasion, Greek troops advances into Albanian soil and capture Korytsa.
  • 1942 - World War II: Battle of Stalingrad
  • 1943 - World War II: War in the Pacific
  • 1943 - Lebanon gains independence from France.
  • 1963 - In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is killed and Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded by an assassin, identified as Lee Harvey Oswald, who was later captured and charged with the murder of police officer J. D. Tippit. That same day, US Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States.
  • 1967 - UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted by the UN Security Council, establishing a set of the principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab-Israeli peace settlement.
  • 1972 - Vietnam War: The United States loses its first B-52 Stratofortress of the war.
  • 1973 - The Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo is disbanded.
  • 1974 - The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.
  • 1975 - Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco.
  • 1977 - British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.
  • 1977 - First three nodes of the ARPAnet are connected, in what would eventually become the Internet.
  • 1986 - Mike Tyson defeats Trevor Brubick to become youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history.
  • 1987 - Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
  • 1988 - In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed.
  • 1989 - In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President Rene Moawad, killing him.
  • 1995 - Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.
  • 1998 - Albania constitution adopted by popular referendum.
  • 2002 - In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.
  • 2004 - The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.
  • 2005 - Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.
  • 2008 - Frozen water is found on Mars.
  • 2010 - A stampede during Bon Om Thook (Khmer Water Festival) celebrations in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, kills 347.


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