2008 – The first G-20 economic summit opens in Washington, D.C.
2003 – Astronomers Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz discover 90377 Sedna, a Trans-Neptunian object.
1991 – American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.
1982 – Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland's outlawed Solidarity movement, is released after eleven months of internment near the Soviet border.
1979 – Iran hostage crisis: US President Jimmy Carter issues Executive order 12170, freezing all Iranian assets in the United States in response to the hostage crisis.
1967 – American physicist Theodore Maiman is given a patent for his ruby laser systems, the world's first laser.
1965 – Vietnam War: The Battle of Ia Drang begins: The first major engagement between regular American and North Vietnamese forces.
1960 – Ruby Bridges becomes the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in Louisiana.
1952 – The first regular UK Singles Chart published by the New Musical Express.
1932 – Al Shorta SC, one of Iraq's biggest football clubs, are founded as Montakhab Al Shorta.
1910 – Aviator Eugene Burton Ely performs the first takeoff from a ship in Hampton Roads, Virginia. He took off from a makeshift deck on the USS Birmingham in a Curtiss pusher.
1862 – American Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln approves General Ambrose Burnside's plan to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia, leading to the Battle of Fredericksburg.
1770 – James Bruce discovers what he believes to be the source of the Nile.
1991 – Graham Patrick Martin, American actor. Martin also portrayed Bill Engvall's eldest son in the sitcom The Bill Engvall Show (2007–09).
1989 – T. Y. Hilton, American football player. Y." Hilton (born November 14, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL).
1989 – The Ready Set, American singer-songwriter. Jordan Mark Witzigreuter (born November 14, 1989), known professionally as The Ready Set, is an American singer-songwriter from Fort Wayne, Indiana.
1983 – Chelsea Wolfe, American singer-songwriter. Her work has blended elements of gothic rock, doom metal, and folk music.
1983 – Guillermo Moscoso, American baseball player. Guillermo Alejandro Moscoso (born November 14, 1983) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Bravos de León of the Mexican League.
1982 – Boosie Badazz, American rapper. Torrence Hatch Jr. (born November 14, 1982), better known by his stage name Boosie Badazz or simply Boosie (formerly Lil Boosie), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and executive.
1982 – Kyle Orton, American football player. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
1981 – Vanessa Bayer, American actress. Bayer also appeared in films such as Trainwreck (2015), Office Christmas Party (2016), Carrie Pilby (2016), and Ibiza (2018).
1980 – Brock Pierce, American actor and businessman. Brock Pierce (born November 14, 1980) is an American entrepreneur known for his work in the cryptocurrency industry.
1977 – Obie Trice, American rapper and producer. He does not use a rap name like most rappers, instead using his birth name on stage.
1975 – Gary Vaynerchuk, Russian-American businessman and critic. Gary Vaynerchuk (born Gennady Vaynerchuk; November 14, 1975; Belarusian: Генадзь Вайнярчук, Russian: Геннадий Вайнерчук) is a Belarusian-American entrepreneur, New York Times best selling author, speaker, and Internet personality.
1975 – Stephen Guarino, American actor. Stephen Guarino (born November 14, 1975) is an American actor and comedian, best known as Sully Patterson on the Jim Carrey-produced Showtime series I'm Dying Up Here (2017-2018) and for his recurring role as Derrick in the ABC comedy series Happy Endings, a character that has since been carried over to the NBC sitcom Marry Me, as well as Connor on the ABC sitcom Dr.
1975 – Travis Barker, American drummer, songwriter, and producer. Travis Landon Barker (born November 14, 1975) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the current drummer for the rock band Blink-182.
1974 – Adina Howard, American singer-songwriter and chef. Some of her other minor hits include "What's Love Got to Do with It?" (with Warren G), "(Freak) And U Know It", "Nasty Grind", "Freaks" (with Play-N-Skillz and Krayzie Bone) and "T-Shirt & Panties" (with Jamie Foxx).
1974 – David Moscow, American actor. He is best known for his role as the young Josh Baskin in the 1988 film Big.
1974 – Joe Principe, American singer and bass player. Joseph Daniel Principe (born November 14, 1974) is an American musician.
1973 – Betsy Brandt, American actress. She portrayed Marie Schrader in Breaking Bad and co-starred in the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces.
1972 – Josh Duhamel, American model and actor. Joshua David Duhamel (/dəˈmɛl/; born November 14, 1972) is an American actor and former fashion model.
1972 – Matt Bloom, American wrestler, trainer, and sportscaster. Matthew Jason Bloom (born November 14, 1972) is an American professional wrestling trainer, color commentator and retired professional wrestler and National Football League player.
1970 – Brendan Benson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has released six solo albums and is a member of the band The Raconteurs.
1970 – David Wesley, American basketball player and sportscaster. He is the cousin of former NBA player Michael Dickerson.
1969 – Butch Walker, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer. He was the lead guitarist for the glam metal band SouthGang from the late 1980s to early 1990s as well as the lead vocalist and guitarist for rock band Marvelous 3 from 1997 until 2001.
1967 – Nina Gordon, American singer-songwriter. She left the band in 1998 due to creative differences, pursuing a solo career and releasing two albums, Tonight and the Rest of My Life (2000) and Bleeding Heart Graffiti (2006).
1966 – Curt Schilling, American baseball player and sportscaster. Curtis Montague Schilling (born November 14, 1966) is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher and currently a commentator for Blaze TV.
1964 – Bill Hemmer, American journalist. Previously, he reported and anchored at CNN from 1995 to 2005.
1964 – Joseph Simmons, American hip-hop artist. Joseph Ward Simmons (born November 14, 1964), better known by the stage name Run, Rev.
1964 – Patrick Warburton, American actor and comedian. His voice acting roles include Joe Swanson on Family Guy, Kronk in The Emperor's New Groove, Brock Samson on The Venture Bros., Lok in the Tak and the Power of Juju video games, Ken in Bee Movie, Flynn in Skylanders and Hugo Vasquez in Tales from the Borderlands.
1962 – Harland Williams, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter. Harland Reesor Williams (born November 14, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer, author, artist, musician and radio personality.
1962 – Josh Silver, American keyboard player and producer. Josh Silver (born November 14, 1962) is the former keyboardist, producer and backing vocalist of the gothic metal band Type O Negative.
1962 – Laura San Giacomo, American actress. A BAFTA Award and two-time Golden Globe Award nominee, she also played the regular role of Rhetta Rodriguez on the TNT drama Saving Grace (2007–2010), and the recurring role of Dr.
1961 – D. B. Sweeney, American actor. Daniel Bernard Sweeney (born November 14, 1961) is an American actor.
1960 – Tom Judson, American actor and composer. Tom Judson (born November 14, 1960) is an American musical theatre actor and composer, particularly for off-Broadway and Broadway plays, and a retired pornographic film actor.
1959 – Paul Attanasio, American screenwriter and producer, was an executive producer on the television series House (2004–2012). He received Academy Award nominations for Quiz Show (1994) and Donnie Brasco (1997) screenplays.
1957 – Donald Canfield, American geologist and academic. Donald Eugene Canfield (born 1957) is a geologist and Professor of Ecology at the University of Southern Denmark known for his work on ocean chemistry.
1956 – Babette Babich, American philosopher, author, and scholar. Babette Babich (born 14 November 1956, in New York City) is an American philosopher known for her studies of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Anders, Adorno, and Hölderlin as well as for her work in aesthetics, including philosophy of music but also film, television, and digital media, as well as life-size bronzes in antiquity (Greek sculpture), and continental philosophy, especially the philosophy of science and technology.
1956 – Steve Stockman, American accountant and politician, was a member of the Republican Party. He served as the U.S.
1956 – Valerie Jarrett, American government official. President Barack Obama and assistant to the president for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs from 2009 to 2017.
1955 – Jack Sikma, American basketball player and coach. In 1979, he won an NBA championship with Seattle.
1954 – Condoleezza Rice, American political scientist, academic, and politician, 66th United States Secretary of State. Bush.
1954 – Yanni, Greek-American pianist, composer, and producer. Yiannis Chryssomallis (Greek: Γιάννης Χρυσομάλλης, born November 14, 1954), known professionally as Yanni (/ˈjɑːni/ YAH-nee), is a Greek composer, keyboardist, pianist, and music producer who has resided in the United States during his adult life.
1952 – Johnny A., American guitarist and songwriter. John Antonopoulos (born November 14, 1952 in Malden, Massachusetts), known professionally as Johnny A., is an American musician, guitarist, and songwriter.
1952 – Maggie Roswell, American voice actress and singer. This work has earned her both an Emmy Award nomination and an Annie Award nomination.
1949 – Gary Grubbs, American actor. Gary Grubbs (born November 14, 1949) is an American actor.
1948 – Robert Ginty, American actor and producer (d. 2009), was an American movie actor, producer, screenwriter, and director of movies and TV series episodes.
1947 – Buckwheat Zydeco, American accordion player (d. 2016), was an American accordionist and zydeco musician. He was one of the few zydeco artists to achieve mainstream success.
1947 – P. J. O'Rourke, American political satirist and journalist. L.
1945 – Brett Lunger, American race car driver. Robert Brett Lunger (born November 14, 1945 in Wilmington, Delaware) is an American racecar driver and Vietnam War veteran.
1944 – Mike Katz, American bodybuilder and football player. Michael Katz (born November 14, 1944) is a former American IFBB professional bodybuilder and former professional football player with the New York Jets, most famous for his appearance with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1977 bodybuilding documentary film Pumping Iron.
1943 – Peter Norton, American programmer and author. Norton sold his PC software business to Symantec Corporation in 1990.
1942 – Manon Cleary, American painter and academic (d. 2011), was an American artist active in Washington, D.C. who specialized in photo-realistic paintings and drawings. She often created works that studied the human form and light, and many of her works were inspired by events in her life.
1939 – Wendy Carlos, American keyboard player and composer. Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos; November 14, 1939) is an American musician and composer best known for her electronic music and film scores.
1936 – Carey Bell, American singer and harmonica player (d. 2007), was an American blues musician who played harmonica in the Chicago blues style. Bell played harmonica and bass guitar for other blues musicians from the late 1950s to the early 1970s before embarking on a solo career.
1933 – Fred Haise, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut. Fred Wallace Haise Jr. (/heɪz/ HAYZ; born November 14, 1933) is an American former NASA astronaut, fighter pilot with the U.S.
1930 – Edward Higgins White, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1967), was an American aeronautical engineer, U.S. Air Force officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut.
1929 – Jimmy Piersall, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2017), was an American baseball center fielder who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for five teams, from 1950 through 1967. Piersall was best known for his well-publicized battle with bipolar disorder that became the subject of a book and a film, Fear Strikes Out.
1928 – Kathleen Hughes, American actress. Kathleen Hughes (born Elizabeth Margaret von Gerkan; November 14, 1928) is an American film, stage, and television actress.
1927 – Lawrie Barratt, English businessman, founded Barratt Developments (d. 2012), was the founder of Barratt Developments, one of the largest housebuilders in the United Kingdom.
1927 – McLean Stevenson, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1996), was an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his role as Lt.
1925 – Stirling Colgate, American physicist and academic (d. 2013), was an American physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and a professor emeritus of physics, past president at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) from 1965 to 1974, and an heir to the Colgate toothpaste family fortune. He was America's premier diagnostician of thermonuclear weapons during the early years at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California.
1922 – Veronica Lake, American actress and singer (d. 1973), was an American film, stage, and television actor. Lake was best known for her femme fatale roles in film noirs with Alan Ladd during the 1940s and her peek-a-boo hairstyle.
1921 – Brian Keith, American actor and director (d. 1997), was an American film, television and stage actor who in his six-decade-long career gained recognition for his work in movies such as the Disney family film The Parent Trap (1961), the comedy The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966), and the adventure saga The Wind and the Lion (1975), in which he portrayed President Theodore Roosevelt.
1919 – Johnny Desmond, American singer (d. 1985), was an American singer who was popular in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
1916 – Sherwood Schwartz, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2011), was an American television producer. He worked on radio shows in the 1940s, but he now is best known for creating the 1960s television series Gilligan's Island on CBS and The Brady Bunch on ABC.
1915 – Mabel Fairbanks, American figure skater and coach (d. 2001). As an African American and Native American woman she paved the way for other minorities to compete in the sport of figure skating such as Naomi Lang.
1915 – Martha Tilton, American singer and actress (d. 2006), was an American popular singer during America's swing era and traditional pop period. She is best known for her 1939 recording of "And the Angels Sing" with Benny Goodman.
1912 – Barbara Hutton, American philanthropist (d. 1979), was an American debutante, socialite, heiress and philanthropist. She was dubbed the "Poor Little Rich Girl," first when she was given a lavish and expensive debutante ball in 1930, amid the Great Depression, and later due to a notoriously troubled private life.
1912 – Tung-Yen Lin, Chinese-American engineer, designed the Guandu Bridge (d. 2003), was a Chinese-born American structural engineer who was the pioneer of standardizing the use of prestressed concrete.
1910 – Rosemary DeCamp, American actress and singer (d. 2001), was an American radio, film, and television actress.
1908 – Joseph McCarthy, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 1957), was an American politician who served as a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 until his death in 1957.
1907 – Howard W. Hunter, American religious leader, 14th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1995), was an American lawyer and was the 14th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1994 to 1995. His nine-month presidential tenure is the shortest in the church's history.
1907 – William Steig, American author, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 2003), was an American cartoonist, sculptor, and, in his later life, an illustrator and writer of children's books. Best known for the picture books Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Abel's Island, and Doctor De Soto, he was also the creator of Shrek!, which inspired the film series of the same name.
1906 – Louise Brooks, American actress and dancer (d. 1985), was an American film actress and dancer during the 1920s and 1930s. She is noted as a flapper icon and sex symbol, and is famous for her bob hairstyle that she helped popularize during the prime of her career.
1905 – John Henry Barbee, American singer and guitarist (d. 1964), was an American blues singer and guitarist. He was born in Henning, Tennessee.
1904 – Dick Powell, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1963), was an American singer, actor, voice actor, film producer, film director and studio head. Though he came to stardom as a musical comedy performer, he showed versatility, and successfully transformed into a hardboiled leading man starring in projects of a more dramatic nature.
1904 – Harold Haley, American lawyer and judge (d. 1970), was a Superior Court judge in Marin County, California. He was taken hostage in his courtroom, along with several others, during the course of a trial, and was killed during the attempted escape of his captors with their hostages.
1900 – Aaron Copland, American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1990), was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later a conductor of his own and other American music. Copland was referred to by his peers and critics as "the Dean of American Composers".
1897 – John Steuart Curry, American painter and academic (d. 1946), was an American painter whose career spanned the years from 1924 until his death. He was noted for his paintings depicting life in his home state, Kansas.
1895 – Walter Jackson Freeman II, American physician and psychiatrist (d. 1972), was an American physician who specialized in lobotomy.
1869 – John Lumsden, Irish physician, founded the St. John Ambulance Brigade of Ireland (d. 1944). During the Easter Rising of 1916, he was noted for treating anyone who was wounded, regardless of which side they fought for.
1863 – Leo Baekeland, Belgian-American chemist and engineer (d. 1944), was a Belgian chemist. He is best known for the inventions of Velox photographic paper in 1893 and Bakelite in 1907.
1861 – Frederick Jackson Turner, American historian and author (d. 1932), was an American historian in the early 20th century, based at the University of Wisconsin until 1910, and then at Harvard. He was primarily known for his “Frontier Thesis.” He trained many PhDs who came to occupy prominent places in the history profession.
1856 – Madeleine Lemoyne Ellicott, American activist (d. 1945). Born in Chicago, Ellicott studied chemistry at Rush Medical College, and then continued her studies at the Polytechnic in Zurich, Switzerland.
1828 – James B. McPherson, American general (d. 1864), was a career United States Army officer who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. McPherson was on the General's staff of Henry Halleck and later, of Ulysses S.
1803 – Jacob Abbott, American author (d. 1879), was an American writer of children's books.
1777 – Nathaniel Claiborne, American farmer and politician (d. 1859), was a nineteenth-century American politician from Virginia. He was the brother of William Charles Cole Claiborne, the nephew of Thomas Claiborne, the uncle of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne and the great-great-great granduncle of Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs and Claiborne de Borda Pell.
1765 – Robert Fulton, American engineer, invented the steamboat (d. 1815), was an American engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing a commercially successful steamboat; the first was called North River Steamboat (later Clermont). In 1807 that steamboat traveled on the Hudson River with passengers, from New York City to Albany and back again, a round trip of 300 miles (480 km), in 62 hours.
2016 – Gwen Ifill, American television journalist (b. 1955)
2015 – Nick Bockwinkel, American wrestler, sportscaster, and actor (b. 1934)
2015 – Norm Ellenberger, American basketball player and coach (b. 1932)
2014 – Diem Brown, American journalist and activist (b. 1982)
2014 – Eugene Dynkin, Russian-American mathematician and theorist (b. 1924)
2014 – Glen A. Larson, American director, producer, and screenwriter, created Battlestar Galactica (b. 1937)
2014 – Jane Byrne, American lawyer and politician, 50th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1933)
2012 – Gail Harris, American baseball player (b. 1931)
2010 – Wes Santee, American runner (b. 1932)
2008 – Kristin Hunter, American author and academic (b. 1931)
2008 – Robert E. Valett, American psychologist, teacher, and author (b. 1927)
2006 – Sumner Shapiro, American admiral (b. 1926)
2004 – Michel Colombier, French-American composer and conductor (b. 1939)
2003 – Gene Anthony Ray, American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1962)
2002 – Eddie Bracken, American actor (b. 1915)
2002 – Elena Nikolaidi, Turkish-American soprano and educator (b. 1909)
2000 – Robert Trout, American journalist (b. 1908)
1997 – Eddie Arcaro, American jockey and sportscaster (b. 1916)
1996 – John A. Cade, American soldier and politician (b. 1929)
1995 – Jack Finney, American author and screenwriter (b. 1911)
1994 – Tom Villard, American actor (b. 1953)
1991 – Tony Richardson, English-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
1990 – Sol Kaplan, American composer and conductor (b. 1919)
1988 – Haywood S. Hansell, American general (b. 1903)
1977 – A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian monk and guru, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (b. 1896)
1974 – Johnny Mack Brown, American football player, actor, and singer (b. 1904)
1915 – Booker T. Washington, American educator, essayist and historian (b. 1856)
1832 – Charles Carroll of Carrollton, American farmer and politician (b. 1737)