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  • 2005 – Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.
  • 1995 – Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.
  • 1988 – In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed.
  • 1954 – The Humane Society of the United States is founded.
  • 1935 – The China Clipper inaugurates the first commercial transpacific air service, connecting Alameda, California with Manila.
  • 1931 – Al-Mina'a SC is founded in Iraq.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: John Bell Hood begins the Franklin–Nashville Campaign in an unsuccessful attempt to draw William Tecumseh Sherman back out of Georgia.
  • 1574 – Spanish navigator Juan Fernández discovers islands now known as the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.
  • 845 – The first King of all Brittany, Nominoe, defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon.


  • 2000 – Auli'i Cravalho, Hawaiian-American actress and singer. Auliʻi Cravalho (/aʊˈliːʔi krəˈvɑːljoʊ/; born November 22, 2000) is an American actress, voice actress and singer, who made her acting debut as the title character in the 2016 Disney animated feature film Moana.
  • 1996 – Madison Davenport, American actress and singer. Madison Danielle Davenport (born November 22, 1996) is an American actress and singer, best known for her role as Kate Fuller in From Dusk till Dawn: The Series.
  • 1995 – Katherine McNamara, American actress. McNamara joined the cast of Arrow, starting with its seventh season, playing the character of Mia Smoak, the daughter of Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak.
  • 1990 – Brock Osweiler, American football player. He played college football at Arizona State University and was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
  • 1989 – Candice Glover, American singer-songwriter and actress. Her debut album Music Speaks was released on February 18, 2014.
  • 1988 – Austin Romine, American baseball player. Austin Allen Romine (born November 22, 1988) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB).
  • 1987 – Elias Samson, American professional wrestler. As Elias, and previously Elias Samson, he portrays a musician who often uses music as a face, to mock his opponents or as a heel, the fans in attendance, although they do chant along when Elias states that "WWE stands for Walk With Elias".
  • 1985 – Austin Brown, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and producer. Austin Brown (born Nathaniel Austin Brown; November 22, 1985) is an American singer-songwriter and producer.
  • 1985 – DeVon Walker, American football player. DeVon Walker (born November 22, 1985) is a former indoor football defensive specialist who last played Kent Predators of the Indoor Football League.
  • 1984 – Scarlett Johansson, American actress. Her films have grossed over $14.3 billion worldwide, making Johansson the third-highest-grossing box office star of all time.
  • 1983 – Corey Beaulieu, American guitarist and songwriter. Corey King Beaulieu (born November 22, 1983) is the lead / rhythm guitarist, of American heavy metal band Trivium.
  • 1983 – Tyler Hilton, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor. Rolling Stone magazine compared him to his contemporary, Howie Day, while others have compared Hilton to Elton John, both vocally and instrumentally.
  • 1981 – Jenny Owen Youngs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Youngs is also a songwriting collaborator whose cuts include the 2018 Panic! at the Disco single "High Hopes," as well as songs with Brett Dennen, Ingrid Michaelson, Shungudzo, Pitbull, and others.
  • 1981 – Shangela Laquifa Wadley, American drag queen, comedian and reality television personality. She returned once again for the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars where she finished in third/fourth place alongside winner of the first season, BeBe Zahara Benet.
  • 1980 – Shawn Fanning, American computer programmer and businessman, founded Napster. The popularity of Napster was widespread and Fanning was featured on the cover of Time magazine.
  • 1978 – Karen O, South Korean-American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is the lead vocalist for American rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
  • 1975 – Joshua Wheeler, American sergeant (d. 2015), was a United States Army soldier who was killed in Iraq during Operation Inherent Resolve. He was a Master Sergeant assigned to the elite Delta Force, and was the first American service member killed in action as a result of enemy fire while fighting ISIS militants.
  • 1974 – Joe Nathan, American baseball player. Nathan started out his baseball career as a shortstop in high school and at Stony Brook University, but converted to a pitcher after being drafted by the Giants.
  • 1973 – Chad Trujillo, American astronomer and scholar. Trujillo (born November 22, 1973) is an American astronomer, discoverer of minor planets and the co-discoverer of Eris, the most massive dwarf planet known in the Solar System.
  • 1972 – Jay Payton, American baseball player and sportscaster. Jason Lee "Jay" Payton (born November 22, 1972) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder.
  • 1969 – Byron Houston, American basketball player. In an NBA career that lasted four seasons, Houston played for the Golden State Warriors, Seattle SuperSonics and Sacramento Kings.
  • 1967 – Mark Ruffalo, American actor and activist. He went on to star in the romantic comedies 13 Going on 30 (2004) and Just like Heaven (2005) and the thrillers Zodiac (2007) and Shutter Island (2010).
  • 1967 – Quint Kessenich, American lacrosse player and sportscaster. Quint Elroy Kessenich (born November 22, 1967) is an American sportscaster for ABC and ESPN television covering lacrosse, basketball, football, hockey, wrestling and horse racing since 1993.
  • 1966 – Ed Ferrara, American wrestler and manager. Edward "Ed" Ferrara (born November 22, 1966) is an American former professional wrestling booker, wrestler, writer and agent for the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling, often co-working alongside Vince Russo.
  • 1966 – Michael K. Williams, American actor and producer. He was also acclaimed for his role as Jack Gee, husband of Bessie Smith, in the HBO telefilm biopic Bessie.
  • 1963 – Brian Robbins, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He often collaborates with producer Michael Tollin.
  • 1963 – Hugh Millen, American football player and sportscaster. Hugh Breedlove Millen (born November 22, 1963) is a former professional football quarterback in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams, Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos.
  • 1963 – Kennedy Pola, Samoan-American football player and coach. Kennedy Polamalu (formerly Kennedy Pola, born November 22, 1963) is an American football coach and former player who is currently the running backs coach for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL).
  • 1961 – Mariel Hemingway, American actress. She began acting at age 14 with a Golden Globe–nominated breakout role in Lipstick (1976), and received Academy and BAFTA Award nominations for her performance in Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979).
  • 1961 – Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer and author. Schwartz (born November 22, 1961), also known as merlyn, is an American author, system administrator and programming consultant.
  • 1959 – Eddie Frierson, American actor. He has provided voices for such films as Wreck-It Ralph, Hotel Transylvania, The Princess and the Frog, ParaNorman, Curious George, Tangled, the video games Medal of Honor: Airborne and Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes and the animated television series MÄR: Märchen Awakens Romance but is perhaps best known for playing Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson in the one-man show Matty: An Evening with Christy Mathewson.
  • 1958 – Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress. Jamie Lee Haden-Guest, Lady Haden-Guest (née Curtis; born November 22, 1958) is an American actress, author, and activist.
  • 1958 – Lee Guetterman, American baseball player. Arthur Lee Guetterman (born November 22, 1958) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher from 1984 to 1996 for the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, New York Mets, and St.
  • 1957 – Donny Deutsch, American businessman and television host. Donald Jay Deutsch (born November 22, 1957) is an American branding and marketing professional, television personality, and former Chairman of advertising firm Deutsch Inc.
  • 1956 – Richard Kind, American actor. Richard Bruce Kind (born November 22, 1956) is an American actor and voice actor, known for his roles in the sitcoms Mad About You (as Dr.
  • 1956 – Ron Randall, American author and illustrator. Ron Randall (born November 22, 1956) is an American comic book artist best known as the creator of the character Trekker.
  • 1951 – Kent Nagano, American conductor, director, and manager. He is currently music director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra since 2006, and general music director of the Hamburg State Opera since 2015.
  • 1950 – Lyman Bostock, American baseball player (d. 1978), was an American professional baseball player. He played Major League Baseball for four seasons, as an outfielder for the Minnesota Twins (1975–77) and California Angels (1978), with a lifetime average of .311.
  • 1950 – Steven Van Zandt, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor. He is also known for his roles on television drama series, such as Silvio Dante on The Sopranos (1999–2007) and Frank Tagliano on Lilyhammer (2012–2014).
  • 1950 – Tina Weymouth, American singer-songwriter and bass player. Martina Michèle Weymouth (born November 22, 1950) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and author, best known as a founding member and bassist of the new wave group Talking Heads and its side project Tom Tom Club, which she co-founded with husband and Talking Heads drummer, Chris Frantz.
  • 1949 – Richard Carmona, American physician and politician, 17th Surgeon General of the United States. Richard Henry Carmona (born November 22, 1949) is an American physician, nurse, police officer, public health administrator, and politician.
  • 1947 – Salt Walther, American race car driver (d. 2012), was a driver in the USAC and CART Championship Car series. He also drove NASCAR stock cars, unlimited hydroplane boats, and was a car owner in USAC.
  • 1947 – Sandy Alderson, American businessman and academic. Richard Lynn "Sandy" Alderson (born November 22, 1947) is an American baseball executive.
  • 1947 – Valerie Wilson Wesley, American journalist and author. Valerie Wilson Wesley (born November 22, 1947) is an African-American author of mysteries, adult-theme novels, and children's books, and a former executive editor of Essence magazine.
  • 1945 – Elaine Weyuker, American computer scientist, engineer, and academic. Elaine Jessica Weyuker is an ACM Fellow, an IEEE Fellow (since 2003), and an AT&T Fellow at Bell Labs for research in software metrics and testing as well as elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
  • 1943 – Billie Jean King, American tennis player and sportscaster. She won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships.
  • 1943 – Roger L. Simon, American author and screenwriter. He is the author of eleven novels, including the Moses Wine detective series, seven produced screenplays and two non-fiction books.
  • 1943 – William Kotzwinkle, American novelist and screenwriter. He has won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel for Doctor Rat in 1977, and has also won the National Magazine Award for fiction.
  • 1942 – Guion Bluford, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut. Guion Stewart Bluford Jr., Ph.D. (born November 22, 1942), (Col, USAF, Ret.), is an American aerospace engineer, retired U.S.
  • 1941 – Jesse Colin Young, American singer-songwriter and bass player (The Youngbloods). He was a founding member and lead singer of the 1960s group the Youngbloods.
  • 1941 – Terry Stafford, American singer-songwriter (d. 1996), was an American singer and songwriter, best known for his 1964 US Top 10 hit, "Suspicion", and the 1973 country music hit, "Amarillo by Morning". Stafford was also known for his Elvis Presley sound-alike voice.
  • 1940 – Roy Thomas, American author, was Stan Lee's first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. He is possibly best known for introducing the pulp magazine hero Conan the Barbarian to American comics, with a series that added to the storyline of Robert E.
  • 1940 – Terry Gilliam, American-English actor, director, animator, and screenwriter. Terrence Vance Gilliam (/ˈɡɪliəm/; born 22 November 1940) is an American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor, comedian and former member of the Monty Python comedy troupe.
  • 1939 – Tom West, American engineer and author (d. 2011), was the protagonist of the Pulitzer Prize winning non-fiction book The Soul of a New Machine. West worked for Data General Corporation as a hardware engineer and vice president, retiring as Chief Technologist in 1998.
  • 1938 – John Eleuthère du Pont, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Delaware Museum of Natural History (d. 2010), was an heir to the Du Pont family fortune, a convicted murderer, and an American philanthropist. He had been a published ornithologist, philatelist, conchologist, sports enthusiast, and self-styled wrestling coach.
  • 1936 – Archie Gouldie, Canadian-American wrestler (d. 2016), was a Canadian professional wrestler. He wrestled for Stampede Wrestling for decades as Archie "The Stomper" Gouldie, with the nickname coming from the wrestler's reputation of "stomping" on his opponents, when they were down, with his black cowboy boots.
  • 1932 – Robert Vaughn, American actor and director (d. 2016), was an American actor noted for his stage, film and television work. His best-known television roles include suave spy Napoleon Solo in the 1960s series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.; wealthy detective Harry Rule in the 1970s series The Protectors; Morgan Wendell in the 1978–79 mini series Centennial; formidable General Hunt Stockwell in the fifth season of the 1980s series The A-Team; and grifter and card sharp Albert Stroller in the British television drama series Hustle (2004–2012), for all but one of its 48 episodes.
  • 1929 – Staughton Lynd, American lawyer, historian, author, and activist. Staughton Craig Lynd (born November 22, 1929) is an American conscientious objector, Quaker, peace activist and civil rights activist, historian, professor, author and lawyer.
  • 1927 – Robert E. Valett, American psychologist, teacher, and author (d. 2008). Valett (November 22, 1927 – November 14, 2008) was an American psychology professor who wrote more than 20 books primarily focused on educational psychology.
  • 1927 – Steven Muller, German-American scholar and academic (d. 2013), was the president of the Johns Hopkins University, serving from 1972 to 1990.
  • 1926 – Lew Burdette, American baseball player and coach (d. 2007), was an American right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Boston and Milwaukee Braves. The team's top right-hander during its years in Milwaukee, he was the Most Valuable Player of the 1957 World Series, leading the franchise to its first championship in 43 years, and the only title in Milwaukee history.
  • 1925 – Gunther Schuller, American horn player, composer, and conductor (d. 2015), was an American composer, conductor, horn player, author, historian and jazz musician.
  • 1925 – Jerrie Mock, American pilot (d. 2014), was an American pilot and the first woman to fly solo around the world, which she did in 1964. She flew a single engine Cessna 180 (registered N1538C) christened the "Spirit of Columbus" and nicknamed "Charlie." The trip began March 19, 1964, in Columbus, Ohio, and ended April 17, 1964, in Columbus, Ohio, and took 29 days, 21 stopovers and almost 22,860 miles (36,790 km).
  • 1924 – Geraldine Page, American actress and singer (d. 1987). She earned acclaim for her work on Broadway as well as in major Hollywood films and television productions, garnering an Oscar (from eight nominations), two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes, one BAFTA Award, and four nominations for the Tony Award.
  • 1923 – Dika Newlin, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2006), was a composer, pianist, professor, musicologist, and punk rock singer. She received a Ph.D from Columbia University at the age of 22.
  • 1922 – Eugene Stoner, American engineer and weapons designer, designed the AR-15 rifle (d. 1997), was an American firearms designer who is most associated with the development of the ArmaLite AR-15 rifle that was modified by the US military as the M16 rifle.
  • 1921 – Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian, actor, rapper, and screenwriter (d. 2004), was an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer, screenwriter, musician and author. He was known for his self-deprecating one-liner humor, his catchphrase “I don't get no respect!” and his monologues on that theme.
  • 1918 – Claiborne Pell, American captain and politician (d. 2009), was an American career politician and writer who served as a U.S. Senator from Rhode Island for six terms from 1961 to 1997.
  • 1913 – Gardnar Mulloy, American tennis player and coach (d. 2016), was a U.S. No. 1 tennis player primarily known for playing in doubles matches with partner Billy Talbert.
  • 1912 – Doris Duke, American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1993), was a billionaire tobacco heiress and philanthropist. A reluctant celebrity, her bittersweet life was famously woven of luxury, disputes and interludes of deep unhappiness.
  • 1911 – Ralph Guldahl, American golfer (d. 1987). Guldahl (November 22, 1911 – June 11, 1987) was an American professional golfer, one of the top five players in the sport from 1936 to 1940.
  • 1909 – Mikhail Mil, Russian engineer, founded the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant (d. 1970), was a Russian aerospace engineer and scientist. He was the founder and general designer of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant.
  • 1902 – Emanuel Feuermann, Austrian-American cellist and educator (d. 1942), was an internationally celebrated cellist in the first half of the 20th century.
  • 1900 – Helenka Pantaleoni, American actress and humanitarian, co-founded U.S. Fund for UNICEF (d. 1987), was a Polish American silent film actress and humanitarian. She was the founding director of the U.S.
  • 1899 – Hoagy Carmichael, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 1981), was an American singer, songwriter, and actor. American composer and author.
  • 1898 – Wiley Post, American pilot (d. 1935), was a famed American aviator during the interwar period and the first pilot to fly solo around the world. Also known for his work in high-altitude flying, Post helped develop one of the first pressure suits and discovered the jet stream.
  • 1896 – David J. Mays, American lawyer and author (d. 1971), was an American lawyer and writer. He attempted to slow racial desegregation on behalf of Byrd Organization during the Massive Resistance era.
  • 1893 – Harley Earl, American businessman (d. 1969). Earl (November 22, 1893 – April 10, 1969) was an American automotive designer and business executive.
  • 1877 – Joan Gamper, Swiss-Spanish footballer, founded FC Barcelona (d. 1930), was a Swiss football pioneer, versatile athlete and club president. He founded football clubs in Switzerland and Spain, most notably FC Barcelona and FC Zürich.
  • 1876 – Emil Beyer, American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1934), was an American gymnast and track and field athlete who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics.
  • 1876 – Percival Proctor Baxter, American lawyer and politician, 53rd Governor of Maine (d.1969), was the 53rd Governor of the U.S. state of Maine who served from 1921 to 1925.
  • 1870 – Howard Brockway, American pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1951). Brockway (November 22, 1870 – February 20, 1951) was an American composer.
  • 1868 – John Nance Garner, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Vice President of the United States (d. 1967), was an American Democratic politician and lawyer from Texas. He was the 32nd vice president of the United States, serving from 1933 to 1941.
  • 1856 – Heber J. Grant, American religious leader, 7th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1945), was an American religious leader who served as the seventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Grant worked as a bookkeeper and a cashier, then was called to be an LDS apostle on October 16, 1882, at age 25.
  • 1836 – George Barham, English businessman, founded Express County Milk Supply Company (d. 1913), was an English businessman and founder of the Express County Milk Company, later to become Express Dairies. He is sometimes described as the father of the British dairying industry.
  • 1814 – Serranus Clinton Hastings, American lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Justice of California (d. 1893), was a 19th-century politician, rancher and a prominent lawyer in the United States. He studied law as a young man and moved to the Iowa District in 1837 to open a law office.
  • 1808 – Thomas Cook, English businessman, founded Thomas Cook Group (d. 1892). He is best known for founding the travel agency Thomas Cook & Son.
  • 1698 – Pierre de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnial, Canadian-American soldier and politician, 10th Governor of Louisiana (d. 1778), was a Canadian-born colonial governor of Canada (New France) in North America. He was governor of French Louisiana (1743–1753) and in 1755 became the last Governor-General of New France.
  • 1643 – René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, French-American explorer (d. 1687), was a 17th-century French explorer and fur trader in North America. He explored the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada, the Mississippi River, and the Gulf of Mexico.


  • 2014 – Don Grate, American baseball and basketball player (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Don Dailey, American computer programmer (b. 1956)
  • 2012 – Bennie McRae, American football player (b. 1939)
  • 2012 – Pearl Laska Chamberlain, American pilot (b. 1909)
  • 2011 – Lynn Margulis, American biologist and academic (b. 1938)
  • 2011 – Paul Motian, American drummer and composer (b. 1931)
  • 2011 – Svetlana Alliluyeva, Russian-American author and educator (b. 1926)
  • 2010 – Jean Cione, American baseball player and educator (b. 1928)
  • 2008 – MC Breed, American rapper (b. 1971)
  • 2006 – Pat Dobson, American baseball player and coach (b. 1942)
  • 2005 – Bruce Hobbs, American jockey and trainer (b. 1920)
  • 2002 – Parley Baer, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 2001 – Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay, Inc. (b. 1915)
  • 2001 – Norman Granz, American-Swiss record producer, founded Verve Records (b. 1918)
  • 1998 – Stu Ungar, American poker player (b. 1953)
  • 1996 – Mark Lenard, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 1994 – Forrest White, American businessman (b. 1920)
  • 1992 – Sterling Holloway, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1989 – C. C. Beck, American illustrator (b. 1910)
  • 1988 – Luis Barragán, Mexican architect and engineer, designed the Torres de Satélite (b. 1908)
  • 1986 – Scatman Crothers, American actor and comedian (b. 1910)
  • 1986 – William Bradford Huie, American journalist and author (b. 1910)
  • 1980 – Mae West, American actress, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1893)
  • 1963 – John F. Kennedy, American lieutenant and politician, 35th President of the United States (b. 1917)
  • 1956 – Theodore Kosloff, Russian-American actor, ballet dancer, and choreographer (b. 1882)
  • 1955 – Shemp Howard, American actor and comedian (b. 1895)
  • 1954 – Jess McMahon, American wrestling promoter, co-founded Capitol Wrestling Corporation (b. 1882)
  • 1943 – Lorenz Hart, American playwright and composer (b. 1895)
  • 1932 – William Walker Atkinson, American merchant, lawyer, and author (b. 1862)
  • 1916 – Jack London, American novelist and journalist (b. 1876)
  • 1902 – Walter Reed, American physician and entomologist (b. 1851)
  • 1896 – George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., American engineer, invented the Ferris wheel (b. 1859)
  • 1886 – Mary Boykin Chesnut, American author (b. 1823)
  • 1886 – William Bliss Baker, American painter (b. 1859)
  • 1875 – Henry Wilson, American colonel, journalist, and politician, 18th Vice President of the United States (b. 1812)
  • 1871 – Oscar James Dunn, African American activist and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana 1868-1871 (b. 1826)
  • 1794 – John Alsop, American merchant and politician (b. 1724)
  • 1697 – Libéral Bruant, French architect and academic, designed Les Invalides (b. 1635)
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