• Weather icon 52ºc, New York
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2023

History Births on November 21

Stanley Jackson
Stanley Jackson, English cricketer and politician (d. 1947)


Dave Molyneux
Dave Molyneux, Manx motorcycle racer


Andrew Caddick
Andrew Caddick, New Zealand-English cricketer


Anne de Xainctonge
Anne de Xainctonge, French saint, founded the Society of the Sisters of Saint Ursula of the Blessed Virgin (d. 1621)


Peni Terepo
Peni Terepo, New Zealand rugby league player


Daniel Bradshaw
Daniel Bradshaw, Australian footballer


Olav Duun
Olav Duun, Norwegian author and educator (d. 1939)


Samuel Cunard
Samuel Cunard, Canadian businessman, founded the Cunard Line (d. 1865)


Alexander Berkman
Alexander Berkman, Lithuanian-American activist and author (d. 1936)


Carlo Innocenzo Frugoni
Carlo Innocenzo Frugoni, Italian poet and academic (d. 1768)


Álvaro Bautista
Álvaro Bautista, Spanish motorcycle racer


Jobyna Ralston
Jobyna Ralston, American actress (d. 1967)


Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul
Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, German educator and politician


Marlo Thomas
Marlo Thomas, American actress, producer, and activist


Norm Smith
Norm Smith, Australian footballer and coach (d. 1973)


Stromile Swift
Stromile Swift, American basketball player


Joseph Plumb Martin
Joseph Plumb Martin, American sergeant (d. 1850)


Len Väljas
Len Väljas, Canadian skier


Eleanor Powell
Eleanor Powell, American actress and dancer (d. 1982)


Harold Ramis
Harold Ramis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)


Lewis H. Morgan
Lewis H. Morgan, American lawyer, anthropologist, and theorist (d. 1881)


Hussein Kamel of Egypt
Hussein Kamel of Egypt (d. 1917)


Brian McNamara
Brian McNamara, American actor, director, and producer


Ken Griffey Jr.
Ken Griffey Jr., American baseball player and actor


Freddy Beras-Goico
Freddy Beras-Goico, Dominican comedian and television host (d. 2010)


Natalia Makarova
Natalia Makarova, Russian ballerina, choreographer, and actress


Hetty Green
Hetty Green, American businesswoman and financier (d. 1916)


Alan Smith (footballer, born 1962)
Alan Smith, English football player


Joe Darling
Joe Darling, Australian cricketer and politician (d. 1946)


Mervyn Davies, Baron Davies of Abersoch
Mervyn Davies, Baron Davies of Abersoch, Welsh banker and politician


Voltaire, French historian, playwright, and philosopher (d. 1778)


Leo Politi
Leo Politi, Italian-American author and illustrator (d. 1996)


Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones, American actress


Ben Bishop
Ben Bishop, American ice hockey player


Lucía Jiménez
Lucía Jiménez, Spanish actress and singer


Gustav Radbruch
Gustav Radbruch, German lawyer and politician, German Minister of Justice (d. 1949)


Jesús Navas
Jesús Navas, Spanish footballer


Hank Blalock
Hank Blalock, American baseball player


Justin Tucker
Justin Tucker, American football player


Mollie Steimer
Mollie Steimer, Russian-American activist (d. 1980)


Jamie Langley
Jamie Langley, English rugby player


Joseph Campanella
Joseph Campanella, American actor (d. 2018)


Ralph Meeker
Ralph Meeker, American actor (d. 1988)


Phil Bredesen
Phil Bredesen, American businessman and politician, 48th Governor of Tennessee


Justin Langer
Justin Langer, Australian cricketer and coach


William Wakefield Baum
William Wakefield Baum, American cardinal (d. 2015)


Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg
Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, German composer, critic, and theorist (d. 1795)


Antonio Tarver
Antonio Tarver, American boxer, sportscaster, and actor


Michael Strahan
Michael Strahan, American football player, actor, and talk show host


Björk, Icelandic singer-songwriter


Catharina Questiers
Catharina Questiers, Dutch poet (d. 1669)


Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn, American actress, singer, and producer


Georgia Frontiere
Georgia Frontiere, American businesswoman (d. 2008)


Zeng Guofan
Zeng Guofan, Chinese general and politician, Viceroy of Liangjiang (d. 1872)


Lorna Luft
Lorna Luft, American actress and singer


Eesha Karavade
Eesha Karavade, Indian chess player


Cedric Maxwell
Cedric Maxwell, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster


Laurence Luckinbill
Laurence Luckinbill, American actor, director, and playwright


Gary Pihl
Gary Pihl, American guitarist Boston


Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Danish composer (d. 2016)


Isaac Bashevis Singer
Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-American novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)


Livingston Taylor
Livingston Taylor, American singer-songwriter and musician


Nicollette Sheridan
Nicollette Sheridan, English actress


R. Budd Dwyer
R. Budd Dwyer, American educator and politician, 30th Treasurer of Pennsylvania (d. 1987)


Michel Suleiman
Michel Suleiman, Lebanese general and politician, 16th President of Lebanon


David Porter (musician)
David Porter, American songwriter, musician, and producer


Brian Ritchie
Brian Ritchie, American bass player and songwriter


Peter Koppes
Peter Koppes, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist


Conor Maynard
Conor Maynard, English singer-songwriter


Richard Marcinko
Richard Marcinko, American commander and author


Jonny Magallón
Jonny Magallón, Mexican footballer


Lonnie Jordan
Lonnie Jordan, American singer-songwriter War (U.S. band)


Alex Tanguay
Alex Tanguay, Canadian ice hockey player


Alphonse Mouzon
Alphonse Mouzon, American jazz drummer (d. 2016)


Henri Laborit
Henri Laborit, French physician and philosopher (d. 1995)


Charles Dunstone
Charles Dunstone, English businessman, co-founded Carphone Warehouse


Stanley Kalms, Baron Kalms
Stanley Kalms, Baron Kalms, English businessman


Michael Wilson (Australian footballer)
Michael Wilson, Australian footballer


Earl Monroe
Earl Monroe, American basketball player and sportscaster


Marjan Rožanc
Marjan Rožanc, Slovenian journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1990)


Stan Musial
Stan Musial, American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)


Pope Benedict XV
Pope Benedict XV (d. 1922)


Konishiki Yasokichi I
Konishiki Yasokichi I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 17th Yokozuna (d. 1914)


Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress


Josiah Bartlett
Josiah Bartlett, American physician and politician, 6th Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1795)


Colleen Ballinger
Colleen Ballinger, American comedian, actress, and singer


Janne Kristiansen
Janne Kristiansen, Norwegian lawyer and jurist


Jacques Laffite
Jacques Laffite, French race car driver and sportscaster


Leonardo González
Leonardo González, Costa Rican footballer


Francisco Tárrega
Francisco Tárrega, Spanish guitarist and composer (d. 1909)


Harekrushna Mahatab
Harekrushna Mahatab, Indian journalist and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Odisha (d. 1987)


Lewis Dunk
Lewis Dunk, English footballer


Dick Durbin
Dick Durbin, American lawyer and politician


Désiré-Joseph Mercier
Désiré-Joseph Mercier, Belgian cardinal and theologian (d. 1926)


Laurier LaPierre
Laurier LaPierre, Canadian historian, journalist, and politician (d. 2012)


Cecil M. Harden
Cecil M. Harden, American politician (d. 1984)


Jean Shepard
Jean Shepard, American country music singer-songwriter (d. 2016)


Coleman Hawkins
Coleman Hawkins, American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 1969)


Dárvin Chávez
Dárvin Chávez, Mexican footballer


Daniel Whiston
Daniel Whiston, English figure skater


Saúl Ñíguez
Saúl Ñíguez, Spanish footballer


Gunnar Kangro
Gunnar Kangro, Estonian mathematician, author, and academic (d. 1975)


Foster Hewitt
Foster Hewitt, Canadian sportscaster (d. 1985)


Ken Block
Ken Block, American race car driver


Harold Nicolson
Harold Nicolson, English author and politician (d. 1968)


Evgeny Bareev
Evgeny Bareev, Russian chess player and coach


Almaz Ayana
Almaz Ayana, Ethiopian sprinter


Mikhail Suslov
Mikhail Suslov, Russian soldier, economist, and politician (d. 1982)


Will Buckley (footballer)
Will Buckley, English footballer


Shane Douglas
Shane Douglas, American wrestler and manager


William Beaumont
William Beaumont, American surgeon, "Father of Gastric Physiology" (d. 1853)


Rich Johnston
Rich Johnston, English author and critic


Alec Brownstein
Alec Brownstein, American author and director


Alex James (musician)
Alex James, English singer-songwriter, bass player


Kristof Goddaert
Kristof Goddaert, Belgian cyclist (d. 2014)


Troy Aikman
Troy Aikman, American football player and sportscaster


Juliet Mills
Juliet Mills, English-American actress


Georgie Twigg
Georgie Twigg, English field hockey player


Dr. John
Dr. John, American singer-songwriter and pianist


Sigfrid Karg-Elert
Sigfrid Karg-Elert, German composer and educator (d. 1933)


Sigbjørn Obstfelder
Sigbjørn Obstfelder, Norwegian poet and author (d. 1900)


Amanda Lepore
Amanda Lepore, American model and singer


Fabian Delph
Fabian Delph, English footballer


Henry Hartsfield
Henry Hartsfield, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2014)


Friedrich Schleiermacher
Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologian, philosopher, and scholar (d. 1834)


Vincenzo Iaquinta
Vincenzo Iaquinta, Italian footballer


Victoria, Princess Royal
Victoria, Princess Royal of England (d. 1901)


Tina Brown
Tina Brown, English-American journalist and author


Jena Malone
Jena Malone, American actress and singer


John Bale
John Bale, English bishop and historian (d. 1563)


Steven Curtis Chapman
Steven Curtis Chapman, American Christian music singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, actor, author, and social activist


Michael Batiste
Michael Batiste, American former professional basketball player


Dani King, English cyclist
Preston Zimmerman, American soccer player
Stefan Glarner, Swiss footballer
Nicola Silvestri, Italian footballer
Georgios Kalogiannidis, Greek archer
Ioana Ciolacu, Romanian fashion designer
Ain?rs Kovals, Latvian javelin thrower
Wesley Britt, American football player
Jonas Jennings, American football player
Yolande James, Canadian lawyer and politician
Martin Meichelbeck, German footballer
Saleem Elahi, Pakistani cricketer
Mihaela Botezan, Romanian long-distance runner
Darrell Cavens, Canadian co-founder and former CEO of e-commerce company Zulily
Rain Phoenix, American actress and singer
Karen Davila, Filipino journalist
Toshihiko Koga, Japanese martial artist
Tripp Cromer, American baseball player
Thanasis Kolitsidakis, Greek footballer
Reggie Lewis, American basketball player (d. 1993)
Stefan Sonnenfeld, American businessman, co-founded Company 3
Olden Polynice, Haitian-American basketball player and coach
Liza Tarbuck, English actress, television & radio presenter
João Domingos Pinto, Portuguese footballer and manager
Mark Bailey, English rugby player, author, and educator
Sergei Ratnikov, Estonian footballer and manager
Glenn Ridge, Australian radio and television host and producer
Fiona Pitt-Kethley, English journalist, author, and poet
Hisham Barakat, Egyptian lawyer and judge (d. 2015)
George Zimmer, American businessman, founded Men's Wearhouse
Ingrid Pitt, Polish-English actress (d. 2010)
Victor Chang, Chinese-Australian surgeon (d. 1991)
Peter Philpott, Australian cricketer
Etta Zuber Falconer, American educator and mathematician (d. 2002)
Beryl Bainbridge, English author and screenwriter (d. 2010)
Malcolm Williamson, Australian pianist and composer (d. 2003)
Revaz Dogonadze, Georgian chemist and physicist (d. 1985)
Lewis Binford, American archaeologist and academic (d. 2011)
Marilyn French, American author and academic (d. 2009)
Veljko Kadijevi?, Croatian general and politician, 5th Federal Secretary of People's Defence (d. 2014)
Christopher Tolkien, English author and academic
Milka Planinc, Yugoslav politician, 28th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (d. 2010)
Abe Lemons, American basketball player and coach (d. 2002)
Donald Sheldon, American pilot (d. 1975)
Paul Bogart, American director and producer (d. 2012)
Sid Luckman, American football player and soldier (d. 1998)
Nusret Fi?ek, Turkish physician and politician, Turkish Minister of Health (d. 1990)
Roy Boulting, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
John Boulting, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1985)
Elizabeth George Speare, American author and educator (d. 1994)
Buck Ram, American songwriter and music producer (d. 1991)
Georgina Battiscombe, British biographer (d. 2006)
René Magritte, Belgian painter (d. 1967)
Ludwik Gorzkowski, Polish politician, physicist and revolutionary activist (d. 1857)