Famous birthdays, deaths and events of November 28
1632 - Jean-Baptiste Lully, French composer (d. 1687) 1640 - Willem de Vlamingh, Flemish sea captain (c. 1648) 1700 - Sophia Magdalen of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1770) 1757 - William Blake, British poet (d. 1827) 1785 - Achille Charles Léon Victor, duc de Broglie 1793 - Carl Jonas Love Almqvist, Swedish romantic poet (d. 1866) 1805 - John Stephens, American archeologist (d. 1852) 1829 - Anton Rubinstein, Russian composer (d. 1894) 1853 - Helen Magill White, first American woman to earn a Ph.D. (d. 1944) 1864 - James Allen English writer, (d. 1912) 1880 - Alexander Blok, Russian poet (d. 1921) 1881 - Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (d. 1942) 1887 - Ernst Röhm, Nazi official (d. 1934) 1895 - José Iturbi, Spanish pianist (d. 1980) 1896 - Lilia Skala, Austrian actress (d. 1994) 1896 - Dawn Powell, American writer (d. 1965) 1904 - Nancy Mitford, British essayist (d. 1973) 1907 - Alberto Moravia, Italian writer (d. 1990) 1907 - Rose Bampton, American opera singer (d. 2007) 1911 - Václav Renč, Czech poet (d. 1973) 1915 - Yves Thériault, Quebec author (d. 1983) 1923 - Gloria Grahame, American actress (d. 1981) 1924 - Dennis Brutus, South African poet 1925 - József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer (d. 1978) 1927 - Chuck Mitchell, American actor (d. 1992) 1928 - John Coleman, Australian rules footballer (d. 1973) 1929 - Berry Gordy Jr., American record company owner 1931 - Hope Lange, American actress (d. 2003) 1931 - Dervla Murphy, Irish cyclist and author 1932 - Ray Perkins, Canadian singer (The Crew-Cuts) 1935 - Randolph Stow, Australian author 1936 - Celin Romero, Spanish guitarist 1940 - Bruce Channel, American singer 1941 - Laura Antonelli, Italian actress 1942 - Paul Warfield, American football player 1943 - Randy Newman, American composer 1944 - R.B. Greaves, Guyanan singer 1946 - Joe Dante, American film director and producer 1947 - Michel Berger, French songwriter (d. 1992) 1947 - Maria Farantouri, Greek singer 1948 - Beeb Birtles, Dutch-born 1949 - Alexander Godunov, Russian ballet dancer (d. 1995) 1950 - Ed Harris, American actor 1952 - S. Epatha Merkerson, American actress 1953 - Sixto Lezcano, Puerto Rican baseball player 1955 - Alessandro Altobelli, Italian footballer 1955 - Jeffrey Byron, American actor 1957 - David Van Day, British singer (Dollar) 1958 - Dave Righetti, American baseball player 1959 - Judd Nelson, American actor 1961 - Martin Clunes, British actor 1961 - Alfonso Cuarón, Mexican film director 1961 - Jane Sibbett, American actress 1962 - Paul Dinello, American comedian and actor 1962 - Jon Stewart, American comedian 1962 - Matt Cameron, American drummer (Soundgarden 1962 - Davey Boy Smith, English professional wrestler (d. 2002) 1963 - Walt Weiss, American baseball player 1963 - Johnny Newman, American basketball player 1963 - Cornelia Guest, American debutante 1965 - Erwin Mortier, Belgian author 1965 - Matt Williams, American baseball player 1966 - Sam Seder, American comedian 1967 - Anna Nicole Smith, American television personality (d. 2007) 1967 - Stephnie Weir, American comedian 1967 - José del Solar, Peruvian footballer 1968 - Dawn Robinson, American singer (En Vogue) 1969 - Robb Nen, American baseball player 1969 - Lexington Steele (Clifton Britt), American adult film actor 1970 - Álex López Morón, Spanish tennis player 1971 - Rob Conway, American professional wrestler 1971 - Fenriz, Norwegian musician (Darkthrone) 1972 - Paulo Figueiredo, Angolan footballer 1972 - Anastasia Kelesidou, Greek discus thrower 1973 - Jade Puget, American musician (AFI) 1974 - apl.de.ap, American rapper (Black Eyed Peas) 1974 - András Tölcséres, Hungarian footballer 1974 - Styles P, American rapper 1974 - Kristian Schmid, Australian actor 1975 - Sigurd Wongraven, Norwegian musician (Satyricon (band)) 1975 - Eka Kurniawan, Indonesian writer 1977 - DeMya Walker, American basketball player 1977 - Greg Somerville, New Zealand rugby union footballer 1977 - Fabio Grosso, Italian footballer 1977 - Gavin Rae, Scottish footballer 1978 - Freddie Mitchell, American football player 1978 - Mehdi Nafti, Tunisian footballer 1978 - Brent Albright, American professional wrestler 1978 - Ryan Leslie, American producer 1978 - Haytham Tambal, Sudanese footballer 1979 - Chamillionaire, American rapper 1979 - Joel Maximo, American professional wrestler 1979 - Daniel Henney, Korean model-actor 1980 - Stuart Taylor, British footballer 1980 - Lisa Middelhauve, German singer (Xandria) 1982 - Leandro Barbosa, Brazilian basketball player 1984 - Andrew Bogut, Australian basketball player 1984 - Marc-Andre Fleury, Canadian ice hockey player 1984 - Joross Gamboa, Filipino actor 1984 - Mary Elizabeth Winstead, American actress 1984 - Trey Songz, American singer 1985 - Caitlin McClatchey, Scottish swimmer 1988 - Christopher Stringini, American singer 1988 - Scarlett Pomers, American actress 1992 - Kianna Underwood, American actress 1994 - Lola Sanchez, American actress 1997 - Thor Salden, Belgian singer
741 - St. Gregory III, 1585 - Hernando Franco, Spanish composer (b. 1532) 1694 - Matsuo Bashō, Japanese poet (b. 1644) 1695 - Giovanni Paolo Colonna, Italian composer (c. 1637) 1695 - Anthony Wood, English antiquarian (b. 1632) 1815 - Johann Peter Salomon, German violinist 1859 - Washington Irving, American writer (b. 1783) 1872 - Mary Fairfax Somerville, British scientific writer (b. 1780) 1912 - Walter Benona Sharp, American oil tycoon (b. 1870) 1915 - Mubarak Al-Sabah "The Great", Emir of Kuwait (b. 1896) 1935 - Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (b. 1877) 1939 - James Naismith, Canadian creator of basketball (b. 1861) 1960 - Richard Wright, American author (b. 1908) 1962 - Queen Mother Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, (b. 1880) 1963 - Karyn Kupcinet, American actress (b. 1941) 1968 - Enid Blyton, British children's author (b. 1897) 1972 - Havergal Brian, British composer (b. 1875) 1973 - Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (b. 1886) 1976 - Rosalind Russell, American actress (b. 1907) 1977 - Trevor Bardette, American actor (b. 1902) 1977 - Bob Meusel, American baseball player (b. 1896) 1983 - Christopher George, American actor (b. 1929) 1986 - Herb Vigran, American actor (b. 1910) 1993 - Jerry Edmonton, Canadian drummer (Steppenwolf) (b. 1946) 1994 - Buster Edwards, English train robber (b. 1932) 1997 - Georges Marchal, French actor (b. 1920) 2000 - Liane Haid, Austrian actress (b. 1895) 2001 - William Kienzle, American author (b. 1928) 2001 - Kal Mann, American lyricist (b. 1917) 2002 - Dave "Snaker" Ray, American blues musician (b. 1943) 2003 - Ted Bates, English footballer (b. 1918) 2003 - Antonia Forest, British children's author (b. 1915) 2005 - Marc Lawrence, American actor (b. 1910) 2006 - Lyubov Polishchuk, Russian actress (b. 1949) 2006 - Robert Volpe, Artist ,Art Theft Detective (b.1942) 2007 - Gudrun Wagner, co-director of the Bayreuth Festival (b. 1944) 2010 - Leslie Nielsen, Canadian-American actor (born 1926)
1095 - On the last day of the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II appoints Bishop Adhemar of Le Puy and Count Raymond IV of Toulouse to lead the First Crusade to the Holy Land. 1443 - Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in Middle Albania and raise the Albanian flag. 1520 - After navigating through the South American strait, three ships under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. 1582 - In Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespere and Anne Hathaway pay a £40 bond for their marriage license. 1660 - At Gresham College, 12 men, including Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray decide to found what is later known as the Royal Society. 1729 - Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi. 1785 - The Treaty of Hopewell is signed. 1814 - The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience. 1821 - Panama Independence Day: Panama separates from Spain and joins Gran Colombia. 1843 - Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day 1862 - American Civil War: In the Battle of Cane Hill, Union troops under General John Blunt defeat General John Marmaduke's Confederates. 1893 - Women vote in a national election for the first time: the New Zealand general election. 1895 - The first American automobile race takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours. 1905 - Irish nationalist Arthur Griffith founds Sinn Féin as a political party with the main aim of establishing a dual monarchy in Ireland. 1907 - In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater. 1912 - Albania declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire. 1914 - World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading. 1918 - Bucovina voted for the union with the Kingdom of Romania. 1919 - Lady Astor is elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She is the first woman to sit as a British MP, although not the first to be elected 1920 - Kilmichael Ambush, Battle of the Irish War of Independence. 1929 - Ernie Nevers of the then Chicago Cardinals scores all the points in this game as the Cardinals defeat the Chicago Bears 40-6. 1942 - In Boston, Massachusetts, a fire in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub kills 491 people. 1943 - World War II: Tehran Conference 1944 - Albania is liberated by the Albanian partisans. 1958 - Chad, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon become autonomous republics within the French Community. 1960 - Mauritania becomes independent of France. 1964 - Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 4 probe toward Mars. 1964 - Vietnam War: National Security Council members agree to recommend that U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson adopt a plan for a two-stage escalation of bombing in North Vietnam. 1965 - Vietnam War: In response to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's call for "more flags" in Vietnam, Philippines President Elect Ferdinand Marcos announces he will send troops to help fight in South Vietnam. 1975 - East Timor declares its independence from Portugal. 1975 - As the World Turns and The Edge of Night, the final two American soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcasts, air their last live episodes. 1979 - The Mount Erebus disaster: An Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mount Erebus on a sightseeing trip, killing all 257 people on board. 1982 - Representatives from 88 countries gather in Geneva to discuss world trade and ways to work toward aspects of free trade. 1984 - Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States. 1987 - South African Airways flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on-board. 1989 - Cold War: Velvet Revolution 1991 - South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia. 1994 - Voters in Norway reject European Union membership (see Norwegian EU referendum, 1994). 1994 - In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium. 1997 - First public appearance of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), an ethnic Albanian guerrilla group that fought for the independence of Kosovo from Serbia. 1998 - The people of Albania vote for their new Constitution in a referendum. 2000 - Ukrainian politician Oleksander Moroz begins the Cassette Scandal by publicly accusing President Leonid Kuchma of involvement in the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze. 2010 - WikiLeaks releases a collection of more than 250,000 American diplomatic cables, including 100,000 marked "secret" or "confidential".