Happy Birthday to…

Sir Wilfred Laurier! The best damn PM this nation has known! A true nation-builder… as opposed to the current CPC PM who can be better termed as a nation-destroyer…

Who else was born on November 20? Well, Bo Derek for one!

Name Occupation Birth Death Known for
Fran Allison
Actor
20-Nov-1907 13-Jun-1989 Kukla, Fran and Ollie
Duane Allman
Guitarist
20-Nov-1946 29-Oct-1971 Guitarist, The Allman Brothers
Scott Angelle
Politician
20-Nov-1961 Lt. Governor of Louisiana
Robert Armstrong
Actor
20-Nov-1890 20-Apr-1973 King Kong
Kaye Ballard
Actor
20-Nov-1926 The Mothers-in-Law
Charles Berlitz
Author
20-Nov-1914 18-Dec-2003 Language lessons and specultive non-fiction
Alan H. Bible
Politician
20-Nov-1909 12-Sep-1988 US Senator from Nevada, 1954-74
Joseph Biden
Politician
20-Nov-1942 Vice President of the United States
Benny Binion
Business
20-Nov-1904 25-Dec-1989 Founder, World Series of Poker
Matt Blunt
Politician
20-Nov-1970 Governor of Missouri, 2005-09
John Bolton
Government
20-Nov-1948 US Ambassador to the UN, 2005-06
Carlos Boozer
Basketball
20-Nov-1981 Chicago Bulls forward
Claude G. Bowers
Diplomat
20-Nov-1878 21-Jan-1958 The Tragic Era
Dan Byrd
Actor
20-Nov-1985 Travis Cobb on Cougar Town
Robert Byrd
Politician
20-Nov-1917 28-Jun-2010 US Senator, former klan member
Judy Canova
Actor
20-Nov-1913 5-Aug-1983 Comic actress, vaudevillian
Thomas Chatterton
Poet
20-Nov-1752 24-Aug-1770 Fabricated as Thomas Rowley
June Christy
Singer
20-Nov-1925 21-Jun-1990 Something Cool
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Film Director
20-Nov-1907 12-Jan-1977 The Wages of Fear
William W. Coblentz
Astronomer
20-Nov-1873 15-Sep-1962 Infrared spectroscopy
Alistair Cooke
Journalist
20-Nov-1908 29-Mar-2004 Alistair Cooke’s America
Franklin Cover
Actor
20-Nov-1928 5-Feb-2006 Tom Willis on The Jeffersons
James M. Curley
Politician
20-Nov-1874 12-Nov-1958 Four-time Mayor of Boston
Mike D
Rapper
20-Nov-1965 Beastie Boys
Dominique Dawes
Gymnastics
20-Nov-1976 Olympic gymnast, Magnificent Seven
Richard Dawson
Game Show Host
20-Nov-1932 2-Jun-2012 Host of Family Feud, 1976-85
Don DeLillo
Novelist
20-Nov-1936 White Noise
Reginald Denny
Actor
20-Nov-1891 16-Jun-1967 English actor and RC airplane popularizer
Bo Derek
Actor
20-Nov-1956 10
Douglas Dick
Actor
20-Nov-1920 Carl Herrick on Waterfront
Gail Ann Dorsey
Bassist
20-Nov-1962 Bowie bassist and solo artist
Jeff Dowd
Film/TV Producer
20-Nov-1949 The Dude
Thelma Drake
Politician
20-Nov-1949 Congresswoman from Virginia, 2005-09
J. D. Drew
Baseball
20-Nov-1975 Boston Red Sox
Matt Fong
Government
20-Nov-1953 1-Jun-2011 Strategic Advisory Group
Karl von Frisch
Zoologist
20-Nov-1886 12-Jun-1982 Researched bee communications
Jim Garrison
Attorney
20-Nov-1921 21-Oct-1992 New Orleans DA investigated JFK’s assassination
Mark Gastineau
Football
20-Nov-1956 New York Jets defensive line
Nadine Gordimer
Author
20-Nov-1923 South African novelist
Chester Gould
Cartoonist
20-Nov-1900 11-May-1985 Creator of Dick Tracy
Norman Greenbaum
Singer/Songwriter
20-Nov-1942 Spirit in the Sky
Veronica Hamel
Actor
20-Nov-1943 Joyce Davenport on Hill Street Blues
Laura Harris
Actor
20-Nov-1976 Daisy Adair in Dead Like Me
Davey Havok
Musician
20-Nov-1975 AFI
Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
20-Nov-1889 28-Sep-1953 Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble’s Law
Daniel Ernst Jablonski
Religion
20-Nov-1660 25-May-1741 Worked to unite protestantism
Don January
Golf
20-Nov-1929 Winner, 1967 PGA Championship
Phil Joanou
Film Director
20-Nov-1961 Gridiron Gang
Goodluck Jonathan
Head of State
20-Nov-1957 President of Nigeria
Aubrey Jones
Politician
20-Nov-1911 10-Apr-2003 Former MP, Birmingham Hall Green
Richard B. Kelson
Business
20-Nov-1946 CFO of Alcoa, 1997-2006
Robert F. Kennedy
Politician
20-Nov-1925 6-Jun-1968 Slain Presidential candidate
Evelyn Keyes
Actor
20-Nov-1916 4-Jul-2008 Gone with the Wind
Selma Lagerlöf
Author
20-Nov-1858 16-Mar-1940 First female Nobel Prize for Literature
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Baseball
20-Nov-1866 25-Nov-1944 First Commissioner of Baseball
Charles R. Larson
Military
20-Nov-1936 C-in-C, US Pacific Command, 1991-94
Wilfrid Laurier
Head of State
20-Nov-1841 17-Feb-1919 Canadian Prime Minister
Cody Linley
Actor
20-Nov-1989 Jake Ryan on Hannah Montana
Sabrina Lloyd
Actor
20-Nov-1970 Sliders
Bobby Locke
Golf
20-Nov-1917 9-Mar-1987 Won the British Open four times
Princeton Lyman
Diplomat
20-Nov-1935 US Ambassador to South Africa, 1992-95
Benoit Mandelbrot
Mathematician
20-Nov-1924 14-Oct-2010 Fractal mathematician
Richard Masur
Actor
20-Nov-1948 Who’ll Stop the Rain
James McGovern
Politician
20-Nov-1959 Congressman, Massachusetts 3rd
Joel McHale
TV Personality
20-Nov-1971 The Soup
Theodore R. McKeldin
Politician
20-Nov-1900 10-Aug-1974 Governor of Maryland, 1951-59
Richard A. Meserve
Attorney
20-Nov-1944 President of the Carnegie Institution
David Mills
Screenwriter
20-Nov-1961 30-Mar-2010 Writer for The Wire
Ming-Na
Actor
20-Nov-1963 ER, voice of Mulan
Meredith Monk
Singer
20-Nov-1942 Vocalist and “interdisciplinary performance” artist
Toni Onley
Painter
20-Nov-1928 29-Feb-2004 British Columbia’s flying artist
Super Dave Osborne
Daredevil
20-Nov-1942 Underwhelming daredevil
Ray Ozzie
Computer Programmer
20-Nov-1955 Microsoft Chief Software Architect
Estelle Parsons
Actor
20-Nov-1927 Character and TV actress
Ron Ramsey
Politician
20-Nov-1955 Lt. Governor of Tennessee
Rod La Rocque
Actor
20-Nov-1898 15-Oct-1969 Braveheart
Russell Rouse
Screenwriter
20-Nov-1913 2-Oct-1987 Pillow Talk
Josiah Royce
Philosopher
20-Nov-1855 14-Sep-1916 The Religious Aspect of Philosophy
Dick Smothers
Comic
20-Nov-1939 A Smothers Brother
Andre Soltner
Chef
20-Nov-1932 Chief chef, Lutece
James Murray Spangler
Inventor
20-Nov-1848 22-Jan-1915 Invented the upright vacuum cleaner
Margaret Spellings
Government
20-Nov-1957 Secretary of Education
Beryl W. Sprinkel
Economist
20-Nov-1923 22-Aug-2009 Council of Economic Advisers, 1985-89
Phyllis Thaxter
Actor
20-Nov-1921 14-Aug-2012 The World of Henry Orient
Norman Thomas
Activist
20-Nov-1884 19-Dec-1968 American Socialist Party
Jason Thompson
Actor
20-Nov-1976 General Hospital
Callie Thorne
Actor
20-Nov-1969 Sheila Keefe on Rescue Me
Zeffie Tilbury
Actor
20-Nov-1863 24-Jul-1950 The Grapes of Wrath
Josh Turner
Country Musician
20-Nov-1977 Your Man
Nadine Velazquez
Actor
20-Nov-1978 Catalina on My Name Is Earl
Pope Pius VIII
Religion
20-Nov-1761 30-Nov-1830 Pope for 20 months, maybe poisoned
Joe Walsh
Musician
20-Nov-1947 Life’s Been Good To Me
David Walters
Politician
20-Nov-1951 Governor of Oklahoma, 1991-95
Lewis Waterman
Inventor
20-Nov-1836 1-May-1901 Fountain pen
Edvard Westermarck
Anthropologist
20-Nov-1862 3-Sep-1939 The Origin & Development of Moral Ideas
Judy Woodruff
Journalist
20-Nov-1946 PBS newscaster
Hu Yaobang
Head of State
20-Nov-1915 15-Apr-1989 Chinese Communist leader, 1980-87
Sean Young
Actor
20-Nov-1959 Replicant in Blade Runner

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One Comment to “Happy Birthday to…”

  1. Neeroc says:

    And you, no? Belated Happy Birthday, unless I’m mistaken, in which case…carry on.

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