On This Day in History December 3

December 3 – Events:

  • 1800 – War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Hohenlinden, French General Moreau defeats the Austrian Archduke John near Munich decisively, coupled with First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte’s victory at Marengo effectively forcing the Austrians to sign an armistice and ending the war.
  • 1805 – Lewis and Clark Expedition mark their explorations from the Missouri River overland to the Columbia River on a pine tree.
  • 1818 – Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state.
  • 1854 – Eureka Stockade: In what is claimed by many to be the birth of Australian democracy, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licenses.
  • 1901 – US President Theodore Roosevelt delivers a 20,000-word speech to the House of Representatives asking the Congress to curb the power of trusts “within reasonable limits.”
  • 1904 – The Jovian moon Himalia is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine at California’s Lick Observatory.
  • 1912 – Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, and Serbia (the Balkan League) sign an armistice with Turkey, ending the two-month long First Balkan War.
  • 1912 – First Balkan War: The Naval Battle of Elli takes place.
  • 1917 – After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.
  • 1929 – Great Depression: US President Herbert Hoover announces to the U.S. Congress the worst effects of the recent stock market crash are behind the nation and the American people have regained faith in the economy.
  • 1944 – The Greek Civil War breaks out in a newly-liberated Greece, between communists and royalists.
  • 1964 – Berkeley Free Speech Movement: Police arrest over 800 students at the University of California, Berkeley, following their takeover and sit-in at the administration building in protest at the UC Regents’ decision to forbid protests on UC property.
  • 1967 – At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, a transplant team headed by Christiaan Barnard carries out the first heart transplant on a human (53-year-old Louis Washkansky).
  • 1967 – The luxury train 20th Century Limited completes its last run from New York City to Chicago (the train was inaugurated on June 15, 1902).
  • 1970 – October Crisis: In Montreal, Quebec, kidnapped British Trade Commissioner James Cross is released by the Front de Libération du Québec terrorist group after being held hostage for 60 days. Police negotiate his release and in return the Canadian government grants five terrorists from the FLQ’s Chenier Cell their request for safe passage to Cuba.
  • 1971 – Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: India invades East Pakistan and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.
  • 1973 – Pioneer program: Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter.
  • 1978 – The Southern Crescent passenger train derails at Shipman, Virginia, killing six, injuring 60.
  • 1979 – In Cincinnati, Ohio, eleven fans are killed during a stampede for seats before a Who concert at Riverfront Coliseum.
  • 1979 – Shadow Traffic begins broadcasting in the New York City metropolitan area.
  • 1982 – A soil sample is taken from Times Beach, Missouri that will be found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.
  • 1984 – Bhopal Disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills more than 3,800 people outright and injures 150,000-600,000 others (some 6,000 of whom would later die from their injuries) in one of the worst industrial disasters in history.
  • 1989 – Cold War: In a meeting off the coast of Malta, US President George H. W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev release statements indicating that the cold war between their nations may be coming to an end (some commentators from both nations exaggerated the wording and independently declared the Cold War over).
  • 1990 – At Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Northwest Airlines Flight 1482 collides with Northwest Airlines Flight 299 on the runway, killing 8 passengers and 4 crew members aboard flight 1482.
  • 1992 – UN Security Council Resolution 794 is unanimously passed, approving a coalition of United Nations peacekeepers led by the United States to form UNITAF, with the task of establishing peace and ensuring that humanitarian aid is distributed in Somalia.
  • 1992 – The Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching La Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo.
  • 1997 – In Ottawa, Canada, representatives from 121 countries sign a treaty prohibiting manufacture and deployment of anti-personnel landmines. The United States, People’s Republic of China, and Russia do not sign the treaty, however.
  • 1999 – NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander moments before the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere.
  • 2005 – XCOR Aerospace makes first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California.
  • 2007 – Devastating winter storms caused the Chehalis River to flood many cities in Lewis County, also closing a 20-mile portion of Interstate 5 for several days. At least eight deaths and billions of dollars of damaged are blamed on the floods.

December 3 – Birthdays:

  • 1368 – King Charles VI of France (d. 1422)
  • 1560 – Jan Gruter, Dutch critic (d. 1627)
  • 1596 – Nicolo Amati, Italian violin maker (d. 1684)
  • 1684 – Ludvig Holberg, Norwegian historian and writer (d. 1754)
  • 1729 – Antonio Soler, Spanish composer (d. 1783)
  • 1755 – Gilbert Stuart, American painter (d. 1828)
  • 1776 – Johann Spurzheim, German neuroscientist (d. 1832)
  • 1800 – France Prešeren, Slovenian poet (d. 1849)
  • 1826 – George B. McClellan, American Civil War general (d. 1885)
  • 1838 – Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist (d. 1916)
  • 1838 – Octavia Hill, British housing and open-space activist (d. 1912)
  • 1842 – Phoebe Hearst, American socialite (d. 1919)
  • 1842 – Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (d. 1899)
  • 1842 – Ellen Swallow Richards, American scientist (d. 1911)
  • 1857 – Joseph Conrad, Polish-born British writer (d. 1924)
  • 1875 – Max Meldrum, Scottish-born Australian painter (d. 1955)
  • 1880 – Fedor von Bock, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1883 – Anton Webern, Austrian composer (d. 1945)
  • 1884 – Rajendra Prasad, first President of India (d. 1963)
  • 1884 – Walther Stampfli, Member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1965)
  • 1886 – Manne Siegbahn, Nobel laureate (d. 1978)
  • 1887 – Naruhiko, Prince Higashikuni of Japan (d. 1990)
  • 1895 – Anna Freud, Austrian-born British psychoanalyst (d. 1982)
  • 1899 – Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1965)
  • 1900 – Ulrich Inderbinen, Swiss mountain guide (d. 2004)
  • 1900 – Richard Kuhn, Austrian-German biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1967)
  • 1908 – Edward Underdown, English actor (d. 1989)
  • 1911 – Nino Rota, Italian composer (d. 1979)
  • 1918 – Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian general (d. 2000)
  • 1921 – Phyllis Curtin, American soprano
  • 1922 – Sven Nykvist, Swedish cinematographer (d. 2006)
  • 1924 – Roberto Mières, Argentine racing driver
  • 1924 – John Winter, Australian high jumper (d. 2007)
  • 1925 – Ferlin Husky, American singer
  • 1925 – Kim Dae Jung, South Korean President, Nobel laureate
  • 1927 – Andy Williams, American singer
  • 1930 – Jean-Luc Godard, French film director
  • 1931 – Franz Josef Degenhardt, German author
  • 1931 – Jaye P. Morgan, American singer
  • 1932 – Corry Brokken, Dutch singer
  • 1933 – Paul J. Crutzen, Dutch chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1934 – Viktor Gorbatko, Soviet cosmonaut
  • 1937 – Bobby Allison, American race car driver
  • 1937 – Binod Bihari Verma, Indian linguist
  • 1938 – Jean-Claude Malépart, Quebec politician (d. 1989)
  • 1942 – Alice Schwarzer, German journalist
  • 1946 – Joop Zoetemelk, Dutch cyclist
  • 1948 – Ozzy Osbourne, English singer
  • 1949 – John Akii-Bua, Ugandan athlete (d. 1997)
  • 1949 – Heather Menzies, American actress
  • 1949 – Mickey Thomas, American singer (Jefferson Starship)
  • 1951 – Ray Candy, American professional wrestler (d. 1994)
  • 1951 – Riki Choshu, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1951 – Rick Mears, American race car driver
  • 1951 – John and Greg Rice, American twin dwarves and commercial and infomercial actors
  • 1952 – Mel Smith, English comedian
  • 1953 – Franz Klammer, Austrian skier
  • 1955 – Steven Culp, American actor
  • 1955 – Warren Jeffs, American convicted polygamist
  • 1959 – Eamonn Holmes, Northern Irish TV presenter
  • 1960 – Daryl Hannah, American actress
  • 1960 – Igor Larionov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1960 – Julianne Moore, American actress
  • 1960 – Mike Ramsey, American ice hockey player
  • 1961 – Adal Ramones, Mexican television host
  • 1963 – Joe Lally, American musician (Fugazi)
  • 1963 – Terri Schiavo, center of right to die case (d. 2005)
  • 1965 – Steve Harris, American actor
  • 1965 – Andrew Stanton, American animator
  • 1965 – Katarina Witt, German figure skater
  • 1968 – Brendan Fraser, American actor
  • 1969 – Bill Steer, British guitarist
  • 1970 – Paul Byrd, American baseball player
  • 1970 – Lindsey Hunter, American basketball player
  • 1970 – Christian Karembeu, French footballer
  • 1971 – Frank Sinclair, Jamaican footballer
  • 1971 – Keegan Connor Tracy, Canadian actress
  • 1972 – Bucky Lasek, American skateboarder
  • 1973 – Holly Marie Combs, American actress
  • 1973 – Super Crazy, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1973 – Sammy Leung, Hong Kong disc jockey
  • 1975 – Csaba Czébely, Hungarian heavy metal drummer (Pokolgép)
  • 1975 – Mickey Avalon, American rapper
  • 1976 – Gary Glover, American baseball player
  • 1976 – Byron Kelleher, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1976 – Mark Boucher, South African cricketer
  • 1976 – Cornelius Griffin, American football player
  • 1977 – Chad Durbin, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Adam Malysz, Polish ski-jumper
  • 1977 – Troy Evans, American football player
  • 1978 – Trina, American rapper
  • 1979 – Daniel Bedingfield, English singer
  • 1979 – Rainbow Sun Francks, Canadian actor
  • 1979 – Rock Cartwright, American football player
  • 1980 – Anna Chlumsky, American actress
  • 1980 – Jenna Dewan, American actress
  • 1980 – Jim Sorgi, American football player
  • 1981 – Ioannis Amanatidis, Greek footballer
  • 1981 – David Villa, Spanish footballer
  • 1981 – Tyjuan Hagler, American football player
  • 1982 – Michael Essien, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1982 – Jaycee Chan, Hong Kong singer and actor
  • 1983 – Sherri DuPree, American vocalist
  • 1984 – Avraam Papadopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1985 – Amanda Seyfried, American actress
  • 1985 – Marcus Darrell Williams, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Michael Angarano, American actor
  • 1992 – Joseph McManners, English actor
  • 1994 – Jake T. Austin American actor
  • 2005 – Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway

December 3 – Deaths:

  • 1154 – Pope Anastasius IV
  • 1265 – Odofredus, Italian jurist
  • 1533 – Vasili III, Grand Prince of Moscow (b. 1479)
  • 1552 – St Francis Xavier, Jesuit missionary to the East (b. 1506)
  • 1610 – Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general (b. 1548)
  • 1706 – Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and hymn writer (b. 1637)
  • 1765 – Lord John Philip Sackville, British cricketer (b. 1713)
  • 1789 – Claude Joseph Vernet, French painter (b. 1714)
  • 1815 – John Carroll (priest), first Roman Catholic archbishop in the U.S. (b. 1735)
  • 1845 – Gregor MacGregor, Scottish con-man (b. 1786)
  • 1882 – Archibald Campbell Tait, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1811)
  • 1888 – Carl Zeiss, German lens maker (b. 1816)
  • 1890 – Billy Midwinter, Australian cricketer (b. 1851)
  • 1892 – Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (b. 1820)
  • 1894 – Robert Louis Stevenson, British writer (b. 1850)
  • 1902 – Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect (b. 1833)
  • 1910 – Mary Baker Eddy, Founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist (b. 1821)
  • 1912 – Prudente José de Morais Barros, President of Brazil (b. 1841)
  • 1919 – Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French impressionist painter (b. 1841)
  • 1934 – Charles James O’Donnell, Irish politician (b. 1849)
  • 1941 – Pavel Filonov, Russian painter (b. 1883)
  • 1949 – Maria Ouspenskaya, Russian-born American actress (b. 1876)
  • 1955 – Cow Cow Davenport, American pianist (b. 1894)
  • 1967 – Harry Wismer, American original owner of the New York Jets (b. 1913)
  • 1969 – Mathias Wieman, German actor (b. 1902)
  • 1972 – Bill Johnson, American musician (b. 1872)
  • 1973 – Emile Christian, American musician (b. 1895)
  • 1979 – Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (b. 1905)
  • 1980 – Oswald Mosley, British politician (b. 1896)
  • 1981 – Walter Knott, American farmer (b. 1889)
  • 1984 – Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Russian mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 1993 – Lewis Thomas, American physician and essayist (b. 1913)
  • 1994 – Elizabeth Glaser, AIDS activist (b. 1947)
  • 1995 – Jimmy Jewel, English actor (b. 1909)
  • 1995 – Gerard John Schaefer, American serial killer (b. 1946)
  • 1996 – Georges Duby, French historian (b. 1919)
  • 1998 – Pierre Hétu, Quebec conductor and pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1999 – Scatman John, American singer (b. 1942)
  • 1999 – Madeline Kahn, American actress (b. 1942)
  • 1999 – Jarl Wahlström, 12th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1918)
  • 2000 – Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (b. 1917)
  • 2000 – Hoyt Curtin, American songwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2002 – Glenn Quinn, Irish actor (b. 1970)
  • 2003 – David Hemmings, English actor (b. 1941)
  • 2004 – Shiing-Shen Chern, Chinese mathematician (b. 1911)
  • 2005 – Herb Moford, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • 2006 – Logan Whitehurst, American musician (b. 1977)
  • 2007 – James Kemsley, Australian cartoonist and actor (b. 1948)

December 3 – Holidays:

  • International Day of Disabled Persons
  • International Day of the Basque language
  • Feast day of St. Francis Xavier in the Roman Catholic calendar of saints.
  • Advocate’s Day in India, in memory of Rajendra Prasad, first President and an eminent lawyer

 

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On This Day in History December 2

December 2 – Events:

  • 1409 – The University of Leipzig opens.
  • 1755 – The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire.
  • 1804 – At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French, the first French Emperor in a thousand years.
  • 1805 – Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Austerlitz – French troops under Napoleon defeat a joint Russo-Austrian force.
  • 1823 – Monroe Doctrine: US President James Monroe delivers a speech establishing American neutrality in future European conflicts.
  • 1845 – Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.
  • 1848 – Franz Josef I becomes Emperor of Austria.
  • 1851 – Newly-elected French President Charles Louis Bonaparte overthrows the Second Republic.
  • 1852 – Napoleon III becomes Emperor of the French.
  • 1859 – Militant abolitionist leader John Brown is hanged for his October 16th raid on Harper’s Ferry.
  • 1867 – In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.
  • 1899 – Philippine-American War: The Battle of Tirad Pass, termed “The Filipino Thermopylae,” is fought.
  • 1908 – Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two
  • 1920 – Following more than a month of Turkish-Armenian War, the Turkish dictated peace treaty is concluded -Treaty of Alexandropol
  • 1927 – Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile.
  • 1930 – Great Depression: US President Herbert Hoover goes before the United States Congress and asks for a US$150 million public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy.
  • 1939 – New York City’s La Guardia Airport opens.
  • 1942 – Manhattan Project: A team led by Enrico Fermi initiates the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.
  • 1943 – A Luftwaffe bombing raid on the harbour of Bari, Italy, sinks an American ship with a mustard gas stockpile. Numerous fatalities (though the exact death toll is unresolved as the bombing raid itself caused hundreds of deaths too).
  • 1946 – British Government invites four Indian leaders, Nehru, Baldev Singh, Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan to obtain the participation of all parties in the Constituent Assembly.
  • 1947 – Jerusalem Riots of 1947: Riots break out in Jerusalem in response to the approval of the 1947 UN Partition Plan.
  • 1954 – Red Scare: The United States Senate votes 65 to 22 to condemn Joseph McCarthy for “conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.”
  • 1954 – The Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty, between the United States and the Republic of China, is signed in Washington, DC.
  • 1956 – The Granma yacht reaches the shores of Cuba’s Oriente province and Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and 80 other members of the 26th of July Movement disembark to initiate the Cuban Revolution.
  • 1961 – In a nationally-broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares he is a Marxist-Leninist and that Cuba is going to adopt Communism.
  • 1962 – Vietnam War: After a trip to Vietnam at the request of US President John F. Kennedy, US Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield becomes the first American official to not make an optimistic public comment on the war’s progress.
  • 1970 – The United States Environmental Protection Agency begins operations.
  • 1971 – Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm Al Quwain form the United Arab Emirates.
  • 1972 – Gough Whitlam becomes the first Australian Labor Party Prime Minister of Australia for 23 years.
  • 1975 – Pathet Lao seizes power in Laos, and establishes the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
  • 1976 – Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.
  • 1980 – Four U.S. nuns and churchwomen, Ita Ford, Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, and Dorothy Kazel, are murdered by a death squad in El Salvador.
  • 1988 – Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to head the government of an Islam-dominated state.
  • 1990 – A coalition led by Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins the first free all-German elections since 1932.
  • 1993 – Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is shot and killed in Medellín.
  • 1993 – Space Shuttle program: STS-61 – NASA launches the Space Shuttle Endeavour on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • 1999 – The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive.
  • 2001 – Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • 2005 – Van Tuong Nguyen is executed in Singapore for drug trafficking.

December 2 – Birthdays:

  • 1578 – Agostino Agazzari, Italian composer and music theorist (d. 1640)
  • 1694 – William Shirley, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1771)
  • 1703 – Ferdinand Konscak, Croatian explorer (d. 1759)
  • 1710 – Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (d. 1783)
  • 1738 – Richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775)
  • 1754 – William Cooper, American judge (d. 1809)
  • 1760 – John Breckinridge, American politician (d. 1806)
  • 1811 – Jean-Charles Chapais, French Canadian politician, Father of the Canadian Confederation (d. 1885)
  • 1817 – Heinrich von Sybel, German historian (d. 1895)
  • 1825 – Emperor Pedro II of Brazil (d. 1891)
  • 1846 – Pierre Marie René Ernest Waldeck-Rousseau, French statesman (d. 1904)
  • 1859 – Georges Seurat, French painter (d. 1891)
  • 1863 – Charles Ringling, American circus owner (d. 1926)
  • 1885 – George Richards Minot, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize (d. 1950)
  • 1886 – Harry Burleigh, American composer (d. 1949)
  • 1891 – Otto Dix, German painter and graphic artist (d. 1969),Charles H. Wesley, author writer and Brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc.
  • 1892 – Leo Ornstein, Russian-born composer and pianist (d. 2002)
  • 1894 – Warren William, American Broadway and film actor (d. 1948)
  • 1895 – Harriet Cohen, British pianist (d. 1967)
  • 1897 – Hovhannes Bagramyan, Marshall of the Soviet Union (d. 1982)
  • 1898 – Indra Lal Roy, Indian pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1899 – John Barbirolli, British conductor (d. 1970)
  • 1899 – John Cobb, British racing driver (d. 1952)
  • 1901 – Raimundo Orsi, Argentine-born footballer (d. 1986)
  • 1902 – Howard Koch, American screenwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1906 – Peter Carl Goldmark, Hungarian-born recording engineer (d. 1977)
  • 1910 – Russell Lynes, American art historian, photographer, author and managing editor of Harper’s Magazine (d. 1991)
  • 1914 – Adolph Green, American composer (d. 2002)
  • 1914 – Ray Walston, American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1917 – Sylvia Syms, American jazz singer (d. 1992)
  • 1923 – Maria Callas, Greek soprano (d. 1977)
  • 1924 – Alexander M. Haig, Jr., American soldier and politician
  • 1925 – Julie Harris, American actress
  • 1930 – Gary Becker, American economist, recipient of the Bank of Sweden Prize
  • 1930 – David Piper, British race car driver
  • 1931 – Edwin Meese, American lawyer, U.S. attorney general and presidential advisor
  • 1931 – Nigel Calder, British science writer
  • 1931 – Hatsumi Masaaki, Founder and head of the Bujinkan Dojo organization
  • 1931 – Wynton Kelly, American jazz pianist (d. 1971)
  • 1933 – Michael Larrabee, American athlete (d. 2003)
  • 1933 – K. Veeramani, Indian anti-caste activist
  • 1934 – Andre Rodgers, baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1935 – David Hackett Fischer, American historian
  • 1939 – Yael Dayan, Israeli writer and politician
  • 1939 – Harry Reid, American politician
  • 1939 – Francis Fox, Canadian politician, member of the Senate
  • 1943 – Wayne Allard, American politician
  • 1944 – Ibrahim Rugova, first President of Kosovo (d. 2006)
  • 1944 – Botho Strauß, German author
  • 1944 – Dionysis Savvopoulos, Greek musician and songwriter
  • 1944 – Inger Davidson, Swedish politician
  • 1945 – Penelope Spheeris, American film director
  • 1946 – Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer (d. 1997)
  • 1947 – Isaac Bitton, French rock band drummer (Les Variations)
  • 1947 – Ivan Atanassov Petrov, Bulgarian neurologist
  • 1947 – Tommy Jenkins, English football player
  • 1948 – T. Coraghessan Boyle, American writer
  • 1950 – Bob Kevoian, American radio personality
  • 1951 – Adrian Devine, American baseball pitcher
  • 1952 – Carol Shea-Porter, American Congresswoman
  • 1954 – Dan Butler, American actor
  • 1954 – Stone Phillips, American television journalist
  • 1957 – Dagfinn Høybråten, Norwegian politician
  • 1958 – Uladzimir Parfianovich, Belarusian canoer
  • 1958 – Eric L. Harry, American novelist
  • 1958 – George Saunders, American writer
  • 1960 – Nicholas Dingley alias Razzle, British Drummer (Hanoi Rocks)
  • 1960 – Rick Savage, British bassist (Def Leppard)
  • 1962 – Kardam, Prince of Turnovo, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • 1963 – Ann Patchett, American novelist
  • 1963 – Ron Sutter, National Hockey League player
  • 1966 – Jinsei Shinzaki, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1968 – Lucy Liu, American actress
  • 1968 – Nate Mendel, American bassist (Foo Fighters)
  • 1968 – Rena Sofer, American actress
  • 1968 – Chris Wedge, American animator
  • 1968 – Darryl Kile, baseball player (d. 2002)
  • 1971 – Wilson Jermaine Heredia, American actor
  • 1971 – Francesco Toldo, Italian Football Player (Inter Milan)
  • 1972 – Sergei Zholtok, Latvian ice hockey player (d. 2004)
  • 1973 – Graham Kavanagh, Irish footballer
  • 1973 – Monica Seles, Yugoslavian-born tennis player
  • 1973 – Jan Ullrich, German cyclist
  • 1976 – Eddy Garabito, professional baseball player
  • 1977 – Siyabonga Nomvethe, South African footballer plays for Aalborg BK
  • 1978 – Nelly Furtado, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1978 – Chris Wolstenholme, British bassist (Muse)
  • 1978 – David Rivas, Spanish Footballer plays for Real Betis
  • 1978 – Jason Collins, American basketball player for New Jersey Nets
  • 1978 – Jarron Collins, American basketball player for Utah Jazz
  • 1979 – Yvonne Catterfeld, German singer and actress
  • 1979 – Michael McIndoe, Scottish professional footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
  • 1981 – Isabella Soprano, American pornographic actress
  • 1981 – Danijel Pranjic, Croatian football player plays for SC Heerenveen
  • 1981 – Britney Spears, American singer and registered Psychopath
  • 1982 – Matt Ware, American football player
  • 1982 – Pizon, American rapper/producer
  • 1982 – Hristos Karipidis, Greek footballer
  • 1983 – Bibiana Candelas, Mexican volleyball player
  • 1983 – Chris Burke (footballer), Scottish footballer plays for Rangers F.C.
  • 1983 – Aaron Rodgers, American football player for Green Bay Packers
  • 1984 – Péter Máté, Hungarian footballer (Reading F.C.)
  • 1985 – Dorell Wright, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Claudiu Keserü, Romanian football player (FC Nantes Atlantique)
  • 1987 – Teairra Mari, American R&B singer
  • 1988 – Alfred Enoch, British Actor
  • 1988 – Soniya Mehra, Indian Actress
  • 1989 – Cassie Steele, Canadian actress

December 2 – Deaths:

  • 1348 – Emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297)
  • 1381 – John of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic
  • 1463 – Archduke Albert VI of Austria (b. 1418)
  • 1469 – Piero di Cosimo de’ Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1416)
  • 1515 – Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general and statesman (b. 1453)
  • 1547 – Hernán Cortés, Spanish explorer and conqueror (b. 1485)
  • 1552 – Francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506)
  • 1615 – Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general
  • 1665 – Catherine de Vivonne, marquise de Rambouillet, French socialite (b. 1588)
  • 1694 – Pierre Paul Puget, French artist (b. 1622)
  • 1719 – Pasquier Quesnel, French Jansenist theologian (b. 1634)
  • 1726 – Samuel Penhallow, English-born American colonist and historian (b. 1665)
  • 1747 – Vincent Bourne, English classical scholar (b. 1695)
  • 1748 – Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician (b. 1662)
  • 1774 – Johann Friedrich Agricola, German composer and organist (b. 1720)
  • 1814 – Marquis de Sade, French writer (b. 1740)
  • 1844 – Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko, Polish general and politician (b. 1768)
  • 1849 – Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, wife of William IV of the United Kingdom (b. 1792)
  • 1859 – John Brown, American abolitionist (hanged) (b. 1800)
  • 1860 – Alfred Bunn, British theatrical manager (b. 1796)
  • 1892 – Jay Gould, American entrepreneur (b. 1836)
  • 1918 – Edmond Rostand, French poet and dramatist (b. 1868)
  • 1924 – Kazimieras Buga, Lithuanian philologist (b. 1879)
  • 1931 – Vincent d’Indy, French composer (b. 1851)
  • 1936 – John Ringling, American circus owner (b. 1866)
  • 1943 – Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian author and journalist (b. 1902)
  • 1944 – Josef Lhévinne, Russian pianist (b. 1874)
  • 1944 – Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian writer (b. 1876)
  • 1950 – Dinu Lipatti, Romanian pianist (b. 1917)
  • 1957 – Manfred Sakel, Polish psychiatrist (b. 1902)
  • 1963 – Thomas J. Hicks, British-born runner (b. 1875)
  • 1963 – Sabu Dastagir, Indian-born American actor (b. 1924)
  • 1968 – Adamson-Eric (Eric Adamson), Estonian painter (b. 1902)
  • 1969 – Kliment Yefremovich Voroshilov, Russian politician (b. 1881)
  • 1974 – Max Weber, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1897)
  • 1976 – Danny Murtaugh, baseball player and manager (b. 1917)
  • 1980 – Chaudhry Muhammad Ali, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1905)
  • 1980 – Romain Gary, Lithuanian-born French writer (b. 1914)
  • 1982 – Marty Feldman, British comedian, writer and actor (b. 1933)
  • 1983 – Fifi d’Orsay, Canadian actress (b. 1904)
  • 1985 – Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (b. 1914)
  • 1985 – Philip Larkin, English writer and jazz critic (b. 1922)
  • 1986 – Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born actor, musician, band leader, and composer (b. 1917)
  • 1987 – Luis Federico Leloir, French-born chemist and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
  • 1987 – Yakov Borisovich Zel’dovich, Russian physicist (b. 1914)
  • 1988 – Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra)
  • 1990 – Aaron Copland, American composer (b. 1900)
  • 1990 – Robert Cummings, American film and television actor (b. 1908)
  • 1992 – Will Rose, American Metal Drummer and Pro Football Player
  • 1993 – Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug dealer (b. 1949)
  • 1995 – Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist (b. 1913)
  • 1997 – Shirley Crabtree, British professional wrestler (b. 1930)
  • 1997 – Michael Hedges, American guitarist known for originality (b. 1953)
  • 2002 – Ivan Illich, Austrian priest and philosopher (b. 1926)
  • 2002 – Arno Peters, German historian (b. 1916)
  • 2003 – Alan Davidson, British author (b. 1924)
  • 2004 – Mona Van Duyn, American poet (b. 1921)
  • 2004 – Alicia Markova, British ballerina (b. 1910)
  • 2005 – Nat Mayer Shapiro, American painter (b. 1919)
  • 2005 – Van Tuong Nguyen, Australian drug smuggler (hanged) (b. 1980)
  • 2005 – Kenneth Lee Boyd, American convicted murderer (executed) (b. 1948)
  • 2006 – Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (b. 1947)

December 2 – Holidays:

  • Laos – National Day
  • United Arab Emirates – National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)
  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – United Nations

 

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On This Day in History December 1

December 1 – Events:

  • 800 – Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican.
  • 1167 – The Lombard League is formed in northern Italy.
  • 1420 – Henry V of England enters Paris.
  • 1640 – End of the Iberian Union: Portugal acclaims as King João IV of Portugal, thus ending a 60 year period of personal union of the crowns of Portugal and Spain and the end of the rule of the House of Habsburg (also called the Philippine Dynasty). The Spanish Habsburgs do not recognize Portugal’s new dinasty, the House of Braganza, until 1668.
  • 1768 – The slave ship Fredensborg sinks off Tromøy in Norway.
  • 1821 – The first constitution of Costa Rica is issued.
  • 1822 – Peter I is crowned as Emperor of Brazil.
  • 1824 – U.S. presidential election, 1824: Since no candidate received a majority of the total electoral college votes in the election, the United States House of Representatives is given the task to decide the winner (as stipulated by the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution).
  • 1826 – French philhellene Fabvier forces his way through the Turkish cordon and ascends the Acropolis of Athens, which had been under siege.
  • 1864 – In his State of the Union Address President Abraham Lincoln reaffirms the necessity of ending slavery as ordered ten weeks earlier in the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • 1884 – American Old West: Near Frisco, New Mexico, deputy sheriff Elfego Baca holds off a gang of 80 Texan cowboys who want to kill him for arresting Charles McCarthy.
  • 1913 – The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line.
  • 1913 – Crete, having obtained self rule from Turkey after the first Balkan war, is annexed by Greece.
  • 1918 – Transylvania unites with Romania, following the incorporation of Bessarabia (March 27) and Bukovina (November 28). National Council of Romanians in Banat had voted for union with the Kingdom of Romania. National Council of Romanians in Transylvania had voted for union with the Kingdom of Romania.
  • 1918 – Iceland becomes a sovereign state, yet remains a part of the Danish kingdom.
  • 1918 – The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later known as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is proclaimed.
  • 1919 – Lady Astor becomes first female member of the British Parliament to take her seat   (she had been elected to that position on November 28).
  • 1925 – World War I aftermath: The final Locarno Treaty is signed in London, establishing post-war territorial settlements.
  • 1934 – In the Soviet Union, Politburo member Sergei Kirov is shot dead at the Communist Party headquarters in Leningrad by Leonid Nikolayev.
  • 1941 – World War II: Fiorello LaGuardia, Mayor of New York City and Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, signs the Administrative Order 9, creating the Civil Air Patrol.
  • 1952 – The New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment operation.
  • 1955 – American Civil Rights Movement: In Montgomery, Alabama, seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to give her bus seat to a white man and is arrested for violating the city’s racial segregation laws, an incident which leads to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • 1958 – Central African Republic becomes independent from France.
  • 1958 – The Our Lady of the Angels School Fire in Chicago, Illinois kills 92 children and three nuns.
  • 1959 – Cold War: Antarctic Treaty signed , which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on that continent.
  • 1960 – Paul McCartney and Pete Best arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany for accusation of attempted arson.
  • 1961 – The independent Republic of West Papua is proclaimed in modern-day Western New Guinea.
  • 1961 – Paul McCartney and Pete Best arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany for accusation of attempted arson.
  • 1963 – Nagaland becomes the 16th state of India.
  • 1964 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his top-ranking advisers meet to discuss plans to bomb North Vietnam.
  • 1965 – The Border Security Force is formed in India as a special force to guard the borders.
  • 1969 – Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II.
  • 1971 – Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.
  • 1971 – Indian Army occupies part of Kashmir.
  • 1973 – Papua New Guinea gains self government from Australia.
  • 1974 – TWA Flight 514, a Boeing 727, crashes northwest of Dulles International Airport killing all 92 people on-board.
  • 1974 – Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 6231, crashes northwest of John F. Kennedy International Airport.
  • 1981 – A Yugoslavian Inex Adria Aviopromet DC-9 crashes in Corsica killing all 180 people on-board.
  • 1982 – At the University of Utah, Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart.
  • 1987 – NASA announces the names of four companies that have been awarded contracts to help build Space Station Freedom.
  • 1988 – Benazir Bhutto is appointed Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • 1989 – Right-wing military rebel Reform the Armed forces Movement (RAM) attempts to oust Philippine President Corazon Aquino in a failed bloody coup d’ etat.
  • 1989 – Cold War: East Germany’s parliament abolishes the constitutional provision granting the communist party the leading role in the state.
  • 1990 – Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France meet 40 meters beneath the seabed.
  • 1991 – Cold War: Ukrainian voters overwhelmingly approve a referendum for independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 1998 – Exxon announces a $73.7 billion USD deal to buy Mobil, thus creating Exxon- Mobil, the world’s largest company.
  • 2001 – Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA’s purchase by American Airlines.

December 1 – Birthdays:

  • 1081 – Louis VI of France (d. 1137)
  • 1083 – Anna Comnena, Byzantine historian (d. 1153)
  • 1521 – Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (d. 1573)
  • 1525 – Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician and astronomer (d. 1600)
  • 1580 – Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637)
  • 1690 – Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1764)
  • 1716 – Etienne-Maurice Falconet, French sculptor (d. 1791)
  • 1743 – Martin Heinrich Klaproth, German chemist (d. 1817)
  • 1761 – Marie Tussaud, French creator of wax sculptures (Madame Tussauds) (d. 1850)
  • 1766 – Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (d. 1826)
  • 1792 – Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1856)
  • 1844 – Alexandra of Denmark, Danish Queen Consort of Edward VII of the United Kingdom (d. 1925)
  • 1869 – Eligiusz Niewiadomski, Polish assassin of Gabriel Narutowicz (d. 1923)
  • 1873 – Valery Bryusov, Russian poet (d. 1924)
  • 1884 – Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, German painter (d. 1976)
  • 1886 – Rex Stout, American author (d. 1975)
  • 1895 – Henry Williamson, English author (d. 1977)
  • 1896 – Georgy Zhukov, Russian general & Marshal of the Soviet Union (d. 1974)
  • 1901 – Ilona Feher, Hungarian-Jewish violinist (d. 1988)
  • 1905 – Alexander Wilson, Canadian and Notre Dame athlete (d. 1994)
  • 1908 – Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (d. 1984)
  • 1910 – Alicia Markova, English ballerina (d. 2004)
  • 1911 – Walter Alston, American baseball manager (d. 1984)
  • 1911 – Calvin Griffith, Canadian-born baseball executive (d. 1999)
  • 1912 – Minoru Yamasaki, American architect (d. 1986)
  • 1913 – Mary Martin, American actor and singer (d. 1990)
  • 1917 – Marty Marion, American baseball player and manager
  • 1922 – Vsevolod Bobrov, Soviet ice hockey player (d. 1979)
  • 1922 – Paul Picerni, American actor
  • 1923 – Stansfield Turner, American admiral and CIA director
  • 1923 – Morris, Belgian cartoonist (Lucky Luke) (d. 2001)
  • 1925 – Martin Rodbell, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1926 – Robert Symonds, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1928 – Emily McLaughlin, American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1930 – Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (d. 2002)
  • 1931 – Jimmy Lyons, American musician (d. 1986)
  • 1931 – Jim Nesbitt, singer (d. 2007)
  • 1932 – Matt Monro, English singer (d. 1985)
  • 1933 – Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoon artist (d. 1996)
  • 1933 – Lou Rawls, American singer (d. 2006)
  • 1934 – Billy Paul, American singer
  • 1935 – Woody Allen, American film director, actor, and comedian
  • 1937 – Muriel Costa-Greenspon, American mezzo-soprano (d. 2005)
  • 1937 – Chuck Low, American actor
  • 1937 – Vaira Vike-Freiberga, 6th President of Latvia
  • 1938 – Sandy Nelson, American drummer
  • 1939 – Lee Trevino, American golfer
  • 1940 – Richard Pryor, American actor, comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1942 – John Crowley, American author
  • 1944 – Pierre Arditi, French film and stage actor
  • 1944 – Eric Bloom, American musician (Blue Öyster Cult)
  • 1944 – John Densmore, American drummer (The Doors)
  • 1944 – Tahar Ben Jelloun, French writer of Moroccan origin
  • 1944 – Daniel Pennac, French writer born in Morocco
  • 1944 – Michael W. Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
  • 1945 – Bette Midler, American actress
  • 1946 – Gilbert O’Sullivan, Irish singer
  • 1947 – Alain Bashung, French singer
  • 1948 – George Foster, American baseball player
  • 1948 – Tom Wright, English bishop and theologian
  • 1949 – Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord (d. 1993)
  • 1949 – Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and presidential candidate
  • 1950 – Keith Thibodeaux, American actor and drummer
  • 1951 – Jaco Pastorius, American bassist (d. 1987)
  • 1951 – Treat Williams, American actor
  • 1954 – Bob Goen, American television host
  • 1954 – Annette Haven, American pornographic actress
  • 1955 – Mark Thompson, American disc jockey and actor
  • 1955 – Verónica Forqué, Spanish actress
  • 1956 – Julee Cruise, American singer and actress
  • 1958 – Javier Aguirre, Mexican footballer and coach
  • 1958 – Charlene Tilton, American actress
  • 1959 – Billy Childish, English painter, writer and musician
  • 1959 – Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1960 – Carol Alt, American supermodel
  • 1961 – Jeremy Northam, English actor
  • 1961 – Armin Meiwes, German cannibal
  • 1962 – Sylvie Daigle, Canadian speed skater
  • 1962 – Joe Quesada, American comic book writer and artist, and editor-in-chief at Marvel Comics
  • 1963 – Marco Greco, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1963 – Arjuna Ranatunga, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1963 – Nathalie Lambert, Quebec short track speed skater
  • 1964 – Salvatore Schillaci, Italian footballer
  • 1966 – Katherine LaNasa, American actress
  • 1966 – Larry Walker, Canadian baseball player
  • 1967 – Nestor Carbonell, American actor
  • 1970 – Jouko Ahola, Finnish strongman
  • 1970 – Kirk Rueter, American baseball player
  • 1970 – Sarah Silverman, American actress and comedian
  • 1971 – Emily Mortimer, English actress
  • 1971 – Stephanie Finochio, American professional wrestler
  • 1971 – Mika Pohjola, Finnish jazz pianist and composer
  • 1971 – Dolgorsuren Serjbudee, Mongolian professional wrestler
  • 1971 – Peter Van de Veire, Belgian radio-presenter
  • 1972 – Norbert Wójtowicz, Polish historian and theologian
  • 1974 – Costinha, Portuguese footballer
  • 1974 – David Ludwig, American composer
  • 1975 – Sophia Skou, Danish swimmer
  • 1976 – Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (d. 1998)
  • 1977 – Brad Delson, American guitarist (Linkin Park)
  • 1977 – Jared Fogle, American Subway spokesperson
  • 1978 – Mat Kearney, American singer and songwriter
  • 1979 – Ryan Malone, American Hockey Player
  • 1980 – Mohammad Kaif, Indian cricketer
  • 2001 – Aiko, Princess Toshi of Japan

December 1 – Deaths:

  • 1135 – Henry I of England
  • 1241 – Isabella of England, wife of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1214)
  • 1377 – King Magnus II of Sweden (b. 1316)
  • 1433 – Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (b. 1377)
  • 1455 – Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian artist and metal smith (b. 1378)
  • 1521 – Pope Leo X (b. 1475)
  • 1530 – Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands (b. 1480)
  • 1580 – Giovanni Morone, Italian cardinal (b. 1509)
  • 1581 – Edmund Campion, English Jesuit (martyred) (b. 1540)
  • 1581 – Ralph Sherwin, English Catholic saint (b. 1550)
  • 1581 – Alexander Briant, English saint (b. around 1556)
  • 1602 – Kobayakawa Hideaki, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1582)
  • 1633 – Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain (b. 1566)
  • 1660 – Pierre d’Hozier, French historian (b. 1592)
  • 1707 – Jeremiah Clarke, English composer (b. 1674)
  • 1709 – Abraham a Sancta Clara, Austrian preacher (b. 1644)
  • 1723 – Susanna Centlivre, English dramatist and actress
  • 1729 – Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (b. 1665)
  • 1750 – Johan Gabriel Doppelmayr, German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (b. 1671)
  • 1755 – Maurice Greene, English composer (b. 1696)
  • 1767 – Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (b. 1710)
  • 1825 – Tsar Alexander I of Russia (b. 1777)
  • 1830 – Pope Pius VIII (b. 1761)
  • 1865 – Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (b. 1796)
  • 1866 – George Everest, Welsh surveyor and namesake of Mt. Everest (d. 1790)
  • 1884 – William Swainson (lawyer), second, and last, Attorney-General (New Zealand) of the Crown Colony of New Zealand (b. 1809)
  • 1916 – Charles de Foucauld, French religious leader (b. 1858)
  • 1923 – Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (b. 1836)
  • 1928 – José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian writer (b. 1888)
  • 1934 – Sergei Kirov, Russian revolutionary (b. 1886)
  • 1943 – Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai prince and historian (b. 1862)
  • 1947 – Aleister Crowley, English occultist (b. 1875)
  • 1947 – G. H. Hardy, English mathematician (b. 1877)
  • 1950 – E. J. Moeran, English composer (b. 1894)
  • 1954 – Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive (b. 1897)
  • 1964 – J. B. S. Haldane, Scottish geneticist (b. 1892)
  • 1968 – Nicolae Bretan, Romanian opera singer (baryton) and composer born in Transylvania (b. 1887)
  • 1968 – Dario Moreno, Turkish-Jewish singer (b. 1921)
  • 1969 – Magic Sam, American blues guitarist and singer (b. 1937)
  • 1973 – David Ben-Gurion, first Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1886)
  • 1975 – Nellie Fox, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • 1975 – Anna E. Roosevelt, American radio personality (b. 1906)
  • 1986 – Lee Dorsey, American R&B singer (b. 1924)
  • 1987 – James Baldwin, American writer (b. 1924)
  • 1987 – Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey coach and general manager (b. 1918)
  • 1989 – Alvin Ailey, American dancer, choreographer (b. 1931)
  • 1991 – George Joseph Stigler, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (b. 1911)
  • 1996 – Peter Bronfman, Canadian businessman (b. 1928)
  • 1997 – Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist (b. 1908)
  • 1997 – Michel Bélanger, French Canadian businessman and banker (b. 1929)
  • 1997 – Endicott Peabody, 62 Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1920)
  • 1998 – Freddie Young, British cinematographer (b. 1902)
  • 2002 – Dave McNally, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • 2003 – Clark Kerr, first Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley (b. 1911)
  • 2003 – Eugenio Monti, Italian bobsledder (b. 1928)
  • 2004 – Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (b. 1911)
  • 2006 – Claude Jade, French actress (b. 1948)
  • 2006 – Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist (McGill University) (b. 1937)
  • 2007 – Anton Rodgers, British actor (b. 1933)

December 1 – Holidays:

  • World AIDS Day
  • Costa Rica – Military Abolition Day
  • Ancient Latvia – Barbes Diena observed
  • Feast day of St Eligius
  • Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia

 

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On This Day in History November 30

November 30 – Events:

  • 1718 – Swedish king Charles XII dies during a siege of the fortress Fredriksten in Norway.
  • 1782 – American Revolutionary War: Treaty of Paris (1783) — In Paris, representatives from the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign preliminary peace articles (later formalized as the 1783 Treaty of Paris).
  • 1786 – Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, promulgates a penal reform making his country the first state to abolish the death penalty.
  • 1803 – In New Orleans, Louisiana, Spanish representatives officially transfer Louisiana Territory to a French representative. Just 20 days later, France transfers the same land to  the United States as the Louisiana Purchase.
  • 1804 – The Democratic-Republican-controlled United States Senate begins an impeachment trial against Federalist-partisan Supreme Court of the United States Justice Samuel Chase.
  • 1824 – First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal.
  • 1829 – First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking.
  • 1853 – Crimean War: Battle of Sinop — The Imperial Russian Navy under Pavel Nakhimov destroys the Ottoman fleet under Osman Pasha at Sinop, a sea port in northern Turkey.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Franklin — The Army of Tennessee led by General John Bell Hood mounts a dramatically unsuccessful frontal assault on Union positions commanded by John McAllister Schofield around Franklin, Tennessee (Hood lost six generals and almost a third of his troops).
  • 1868 – The inauguration of a statue of King Charles XII of Sweden takes place in the King’s garden in Stockholm.
  • 1872 – The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
  • 1886 – The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.
  • 1902 – American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor.
  • 1908 – A mine explosion in the mining town of Marianna, Pennsylvania kills 154.
  • 1916 – Costa Rica becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1934 – The steam locomotive Flying Scotsman becomes the first to officially exceed 100mph.
  • 1936 – In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire.
  • 1939 – Winter War: Soviet forces cross the Finnish border in several places and bomb Helsinki and several other Finnish cities, starting the war.
  • 1940 – Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz in Greenwich, Connecticut.
  • 1942 – World War II Guadalcanal Campaign: Battle of Tassafaronga — A smaller squadron of Japanese destroyers led by Raizo Tanaka defeats a a US cruiser force under Carleton H. Wright.
  • 1943 – World War II: Tehran Conference — U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet leader Josef Stalin agree to the planned June 1944 invasion of Europe code-named Operation Overlord.
  • 1953 – Edward Mutesa II, the kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda.
  • 1954 – In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, an 8.5 lb (3.86 kg) sulfide meteorite crashes through a roof and hits Mrs. Elizabeth Hodges in her living room after bouncing off her radio, giving her a bad bruise, in the only unequivocally known case of a human being hit by a rock from space.
  • 1962 – The United Nations General Assembly elects U Thant of Burma as its 3rd UN Secretary-General.
  • 1964 – The University of Patras is inaugurated.
  • 1966 – Barbados becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1967 – The People’s Republic of South Yemen becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1967 – The Pakistan Peoples Party is founded by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who becomes its first Chairman later as the Head of state and Head of government after the 1971 Civil War.
  • 1971 – Iran seizes the Greater and Lesser Tunbs from the United Arab Emirates.
  • 1972 – Vietnam War: White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler tells the press there will be no more public announcements concerning American troop withdrawals from Vietnam due to the fact that troop levels are now down to 27,000.
  • 1974 – Lucy (Australopithecus) is discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression.
  • 1981 – Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings ended inconclusively on December 17).
  • 1982 – A parcel bomb is delivered to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at 10 Downing Street.
  • 1982 – Michael Jackson releases his sensational hit, “Thriller.”
  • 1988 – Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. buys RJR Nabisco for $25.07 billion USD.
  • 1989 – Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a Red Army Faction terrorist bomb.
  • 1989 – Richard Mallory of Palm Harbor, Florida becomes serial killer Aileen Wuornos’s first victim.
  • 1993 – U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (the Brady Bill) into law.
  • 1995 – Official end of Operation Desert Storm.
  • 1998 – Deutsche Bank announces a $10 billion USD deal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution in the world.
  • 1999 – In Seattle, Washington, United States, protests against the WTO meeting by anti- globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.
  • 1999 – British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defense contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.
  • 2004 – Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700 USD, television’s all-time biggest game show haul.
  • 2004 – Lion Air Flight 538 crash lands in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, killing 26.
  • 2004 – Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge resigns.
  • 2005 – John Sentamu becomes the first African American archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.

November 30 – Birthdays:

  • 539 – Gregory of Tours, French bishop and historian (d. 594)
  • 1340 – John, Duke of Berry, son of John II of France (d. 1416)
  • 1364 – John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (d. 1390)
  • 1466 – Andrea Doria, Italian naval leader (d. 1560)
  • 1498 – Andrés de Urdaneta, Spanish Augustinian friar, sail-captain and explorer (d. 1568)
  • 1508 – Andrea Palladio, Italian architect (d. 1580)
  • 1554 – Philip Sidney, English courtier, soldier, and writer (d. 1586)
  • 1594 – John Cosin, English clergyman (d. 1672)
  • 1625 – Jean Domat, French jurist (d. 1696)
  • 1637 – Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian (d. 1698)
  • 1667 – Jonathan Swift, Irish writer and satirist (d. 1745)
  • 1670 – John Toland, Irish philosopher (d. 1722)
  • 1683 – Ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (d. 1744)
  • 1719 – Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales (d. 1772)
  • 1722 – Theodore Gardelle, Swiss painter and enameler (d. 1761)
  • 1723 – William Livingston, revolutionary Governor of New Jersey (d. 1790)
  • 1756 – Ernst Chladni, German physicist (d. 1827)
  • 1768 – Jedrzej Sniadecki, Polish writer, physician, chemist and biologist (d. 1838)
  • 1781 – Alexander Berry, British adventurer (d. 1873)
  • 1796 – Carl Loewe, German composer (d. 1869)
  • 1810 – Oliver Winchester, American gunsmith (d. 1880)
  • 1813 – Louise-Victorine Ackermann, French poet (d. 1890)
  • 1813 – Charles-Valentin Alkan, French composer (d. 1888)
  • 1817 – Theodor Mommsen, German author, Nobel laureate (d. 1903)
  • 1821 – Frederick Temple, 95th Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1902)
  • 1835 – Mark Twain, American writer (d. 1910)
  • 1836 – Lord Frederick Cavendish, British politician (d. 1882)
  • 1840 – Henry Birks, Canadian businessman (d. 1928)
  • 1847 – Afonso Augusto Moreira Pena, 6th President of Brazil (d. 1909)
  • 1857 – Bobby Abel, English cricketer (d. 1936)
  • 1858 – Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (d. 1937)
  • 1863 – Andres Bonifacio, head of the Philippine Revolutionary Movement Katipunan (KKK) (d. 1897)
  • 1869 – Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1937)
  • 1870 – Princess Henriette, Duchess of Vendôme and Alençon (d. 1948)
  • 1872 – Dr. John McCrae, Canadian physician and soldier (d. 1918)
  • 1874 – Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
  • 1874 – Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (d. 1942)
  • 1889 – Edgar Douglas Adrian, British physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1977)
  • 1898 – Firpo Marberry, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1904 – Clyfford Still, American painter (d. 1980)
  • 1906 – Andrés Henestrosa, Mexican writer (d. 2008)
  • 1907 – Jacques Barzun, French-born historian and author
  • 1909 – Robert Nighthawk, American musician (d. 1967)
  • 1911 – Jorge Negrete, Mexican singer and actor (d. 1953)
  • 1912 – Gordon Parks, American photographer and film director (d. 2006)
  • 1915 – Brownie McGhee, American blues musician (d.1996)
  • 1915 – Henry Taube, Canadian-born chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2005)
  • 1918 – Efrem Zimbalist Jr., American actor
  • 1920 – Virginia Mayo, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1924 – Shirley Chisholm, American politician, United States Representatives from New York (d. 2005)
  • 1924 – Allan Sherman, American comedian (d. 1973)
  • 1924 – Elliott Blackstone, American gay and lesbian rights activist (d. 2006)
  • 1926 – Richard Crenna, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1927 – Robert Guillaume, American actor
  • 1928 – Joe B. Hall, American basketball coach
  • 1929 – Dick Clark, American television host
  • 1929 – Joan Ganz Cooney, American children’s television pioneer
  • 1930 – G. Gordon Liddy, American Watergate operative and talk radio host
  • 1931 – Jack Ging, American actor
  • 1931 – Bill Walsh, American football coach (d. 2007)
  • 1932 – Bob Moore, American bassist and orchestra leader
  • 1932 – Cho Namchul, South Korean professional Go player (d. 2006)
  • 1933 – Norman Deeley, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1936 – Abbie Hoffman, American activist (d. 1989)
  • 1936 – Dmitri Victorovich Anosov, Russian mathematician
  • 1937 – Ridley Scott, British film director
  • 1937 – Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese Writer
  • 1937 – Frank Ifield, Australian/British singer
  • 1937 – Tom Simpson, British cyclist (d. 1967)
  • 1938 – Jean Eustache, French filmmaker
  • 1943 – Terrence Malick, American director and screenwriter.
  • 1945 – Roger Glover, British bassist (Deep Purple)
  • 1945 – Radu Lupu, Romanian concert pianist
  • 1947 – David Mamet, American playwright
  • 1947 – Sergio Badilla Castillo, Chilean poet
  • 1950 – Chris Claremont, British comic book writer
  • 1951 – Christian Bernard, mystic
  • 1951 – June Chadwick, British actress
  • 1952 – Keith Giffen, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1952 – Mandy Patinkin, American actor and singer
  • 1953 – June Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters)
  • 1954 – Simonetta Stefanelli, Italian Actress (The Godfather)
  • 1955 – Kevin Conroy, American Actor (Batman in the DC animated universe)
  • 1955 – Billy Idol, British musician
  • 1955 – Gordon Liu, Chinese actor
  • 1957 – John Ashton, English guitarist (Psychedelic Furs)
  • 1957 – Richard Barbieri, British keyboardist (Porcupine Tree)
  • 1957 – Andrew Calhoun, American musician
  • 1957 – Joël Champetier, French Canadian author
  • 1957 – Colin Mochrie, Scottish-born Canadian comedian
  • 1958 – Juliette Bergmann, Dutch bodybuilder
  • 1958 – Stacey Q, American singer
  • 1959 – Lorraine Kelly, British presenter and journalist
  • 1960 – Gary Lineker, English footballer
  • 1960 – Rich Fields, American television personality
  • 1962 – Bo Jackson, American football and baseball player
  • 1962 – Daniel Keys Moran, American writer
  • 1964 – Jushin Liger, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1965 – Ben Stiller, American actor
  • 1965 – Lee Klein, American Writer
  • 1965 – Aldair, Brazilian footballer
  • 1965 – Prince Akishino of Japan
  • 1966 – Ed Kemper, American serial killer
  • 1966 – Wil Mara, American author
  • 1966 – David Nicholls, English novelist and screenwriter
  • 1966 – Mika Salo, Finnish Formula 1 Driver
  • 1968 – Des’ree, English singer
  • 1968 – Laurent Jalabert, French cyclist
  • 1969 – Marc Goossens, Belgian racing driver
  • 1969 – Amy Ryan, American actress
  • 1970 – Robert Griffith, former National Football League player
  • 1971 – Iván Rodríguez, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1971 – Ray Durham, American baseball player
  • 1972 – Christopher Fitzgerald, American stage actor
  • 1972 – Abel Xavier, Portuguese footballer
  • 1973 – John Moyer, American bassist (Disturbed)
  • 1973 – Jason Reso (aka “Christian Cage”), Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1975 – Mindy McCready, American musician
  • 1975 – Ben Thatcher, Welsh footballer
  • 1976 – Josh Lewsey, English rugby union footballer
  • 1977 – Iván Guerrero, Honduran footballer
  • 1977 – Kazumi Saitoh, Japanese baseball player
  • 1977 – Olivier Schoenfelder, French ice dancer
  • 1978 – Clay Aiken, American singer
  • 1978 – Gael García Bernal, Mexican actor
  • 1978 – Emil Steiner, American writer
  • 1979 – Chris Atkinson, Australian rally driver
  • 1979 – Andrés Nocioni, Argentine basketball player
  • 1979 – Dania Ramírez, Dominican actress
  • 1980 – Jamie Ashdown, English footballer
  • 1981 – Rich Harden, Canadian baseball player
  • 1982 – Elisha Cuthbert, Canadian actress
  • 1982 – Tony Giarratano, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Clémence Poésy, French actress
  • 1982 – Jason Pominville, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Adrian Cristea, Romanian footballer
  • 1984 – Nigel de Jong, Dutch footballer
  • 1984 – Alan Hutton, Scottish footballer
  • 1985 – Kaley Cuoco, American actress and model
  • 1986 – Jordan Farmar, National Basketball Association player
  • 1987 – Dougie Poynter, British singer and bassist (McFly)
  • 1987 – Vasilisa Bardina, Russian tennis player
  • 1987 – Ian Hecox, Part of the America Online comedy duo Smosh
  • 1989 – Chanel Iman, American supermodel
  • 1989 – Margaret Nales Wilson, Filipino model
  • 1990 – Kara Crane, Actress
  • 1990 – Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess Grandmaster
  • 1994 – Nyjah Huston, American skateboarder

November 30 – Deaths:

  • 30 BC – Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (b. 69 BC)
  • 1016 – Edmund II of England
  • 1580 – Richard Farrant, English composer
  • 1626 – Thomas Weelkes, English composer
  • 1654 – John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (b. 1584)
  • 1675 – Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, colonial Governor of Maryland (b. 1605)
  • 1703 – Nicolas de Grigny, French organist and composer (b. 1672)
  • 1705 – Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II of England (b. 1638)
  • 1718 – King Charles XII of Sweden (b. 1682)
  • 1761 – John Dollond, British optician (b. 1706)
  • 1765 – George Glas, British merchant and adventurer (b. 1725)
  • 1900 – Oscar Wilde, Irish writer (b. 1854)
  • 1901 – Edward John Eyre, British explorer (b. 1815)
  • 1920 – Vladimir May-Mayevsky, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1867)
  • 1933 – Sir Arthur Currie, Canadian general (b. 1875)
  • 1935 – Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet (b. 1888)
  • 1943 – Etty Hillesum, Dutch diarist (executed) (b. 1914)
  • 1953 – Francis Picabia, French painter and poet (b. 1857)
  • 1954 – Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (b. 1886)
  • 1955 – Josip Štolcer-Slavenski, Croatian composer (b. 1896)
  • 1957 – Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (b. 1890)
  • 1958 – Hubert Wilkins, Australian polar explorer (b. 1888)
  • 1967 – Patrick Kavanagh, Irish poet (b. 1904)
  • 1977 – Terrence Rattigan, British writer and playwright (b. 1911)
  • 1987 – Simon Carmiggelt, Dutch journalist and writer (b. 1913)
  • 1989 – Alfred Herrhausen, German banker, murdered (Deutsche Bank) (b. 1930)]
  • 1993 – Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (b. 1924)
  • 1993 – David Houston, American country music singer (b. 1938)
  • 1994 – Guy Debord, French writer and filmmaker (b. 1931)
  • 1994 – Harry Saltzman, American film producer (b. 1915)
  • 1994 – Lionel Stander, American actor (b. 1908)
  • 1995 – Randy Walker (AKA Stretch), American musician (b. 1972)
  • 1996 – Tiny Tim, American entertainer (b. 1932)
  • 1997 – Kathy Acker, American author (b. 1947)
  • 1999 – Charlie Byrd, American jazz guitarist (b. 1925)
  • 2002 – Tim Woods, American professional wrestler (b. 1934)
  • 2003 – Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (b. 1906)
  • 2004 – Pierre Berton, Canadian author (b. 1920)
  • 2005 – Jean Parker, American actress (b. 1915)
  • 2006 – Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and lyricist (b. 1927)
  • 2007 – Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil and all round legend (b. 1938)
  • 2007 – Engin Arik, Turkish nuclear physicist (b. 1948)

November 30 – Holidays:

  • Calendar of Saints – Saint Andrew the apostle – St Andrew’s Day is the national day of Scotland, and as of 2007, a bank holiday
  • Barbados – Independence Day (from Britain, 1966)
  • Philippines – Andres Bonifacio Day
  • Official end of the Hurricane season

 

 

 

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On This Day in History November 29

November 29 – Events:

  • 1777 – San Jose, California, is founded as el Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.
  • 1781 – The crew of the slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea in order to claim insurance.
  • 1830 – November Uprising: An armed rebellion against Russia’s rule in Poland begins.
  • 1845 – The Sonderbund is defeated by the joint forces of other Swiss cantons under General Guillaume-Henri Dufour.
  • 1847 – Whitman Massacre: Missionaries Dr. Marcus Whitman, his wife Narcissa, and 15 others are killed by Cayuse and Umatilla Indians, causing the Cayuse War.
  • 1850 – The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, signed in Olomouc means diplomatic capitulation of Prussia to Austrian Empire, which took over the leadership of German Confederation.
  • 1864 – Indian Wars: Sand Creek Massacre – Colorado volunteers led by Colonel John Chivington massacre at least 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho noncombatants inside Colorado Territory.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Spring Hill – Confederate advance into Tennessee misses opportunity to crush Union army. Gen. Hood angered, leads to Battle of Franklin.
  • 1872 – Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.
  • 1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
  • 1890 – The Meiji Constitution goes into effect in Japan and the first Diet convenes.
  • 1890 – At West Point, New York, the United States Naval Academy defeats the United States Military Academy 24-0 in the first Army-Navy football game.
  • 1893 – Ziqiang Institute, today known as Wuhan University, is founded by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in late Qing Dynasty of China after his memorial to the throne is approved by the Qing Government.
  • 1910 – The first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system is issued to Ernest Sirrine.
  • 1915 – Fire destroys most of the buildings on Santa Catalina Island, California.
  • 1922 – Howard Carter opens the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun to the public.
  • 1929 – U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the South Pole.
  • 1934 – The Chicago Bears defeat the Detroit Lions 19-16 in the first nationally broadcast game.
  • 1943 – The second session of AVNOJ, the Anti-fascist council of national liberation of Yugoslavia, is held in Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina, determining the post-war ordering of the country.
  • 1944 – The first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome is performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
  • 1945 – The Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.
  • 1947 – The United Nations General Assembly votes to partition Palestine (The Partition Plan).
  • 1950 – Korean War: North Korean and Chinese troops force United Nations forces to retreat from North Korea.
  • 1952 – Korean War: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.
  • 1961 – Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission – Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbited the Earth twice and splashed-down off the coast of Puerto Rico.
  • 1963 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
  • 1963 – Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831: A Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal.
  • 1965 – Canadian Space Agency launches the satellite Alouette 2.
  • 1967 – Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
  • 1972 – Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari) releases Pong (the first commercially successful video game) in Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California.
  • 1982 – Soviet war in Afghanistan: The United Nations General Assembly passes United Nations Resolution 37/37, stating that Soviet Union forces should withdraw from Afghanistan.
  • 1987 – A Korean Air Boeing 707 explodes over the Thai-Burmese border, killing 155.
  • 1990 – Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council passes United Nations Security Council Resolution 678, authorizing “use all necessary means to uphold and implement” United Nations Security Council Resolution 660 “to restore international peace and security” if Iraq did not withdraw its forces from Kuwait and free all foreign hostages by January 15, 1991.
  • 2005 – The new Croatian Communist Party (KPH) is founded in Vukovar.
  • 2007 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to The Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.
  • 2007 – A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique. This affected the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as south as Trinidad.

November 29 – Birthdays:

  • 1338 – Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, son of Edward III of England (d. 1368)
  • 1427 – Zhengtong, Emperor of China (d. 1464)
  • 1484 – Joachim Vadian, Swiss humanist (d. 1551)
  • 1627 – John Ray, English naturalist (d. 1705)
  • 1690 – Christian Augustus of Anhalt-Zerbst, father of Catherine II of Russia (d. 1747)
  • 1752 – Jemima Wilkinson, American preacher (d. 1819)
  • 1762 – Pierre André Latreille, French zoologist (d. 1833)
  • 1781 – Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet, lawmaker, teacher, philosopher and sociologist (d. 1865)
  • 1797 – Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (d. 1848)
  • 1798 – Alexander Brullov, Russian painter (d. 1877)
  • 1799 – Amos Bronson Alcott, American writer and educator (d. 1888)
  • 1802 – Wilhelm Hauff, German poet and novelist (d. 1827)
  • 1803 – Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist (d. 1853)
  • 1803 – Gottfried Semper, German architect (d. 1879)
  • 1813 – Franz von Miklosich, Slovenian linguist (d. 1891)
  • 1816 – Morrison Waite, 7th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1888)
  • 1825 – Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist (d. 1893)
  • 1831 – Louisa May Alcott, American novelist (d. 1888)
  • 1835 – Empress Dowager Cixi, de facto Chinese ruler (1868-1908; d. 1908)
  • 1849 – Sir John Ambrose Fleming, British physicist (d. 1945)
  • 1856 – Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg, 5th Chancellor of the German Empire (d. 1921)
  • 1857 – Theodor Escherich, German pediatrician (d. 1911)
  • 1874 – Francis Dodd, British artist (d. 1949)
  • 1874 – Egas Moniz, Portuguese physician, neurologist and Nobel laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1876 – Nellie Tayloe Ross, American politician, 14th Governor of Wyoming (d. 1977)
  • 1879 – Jacob Gade, Danish Composer(d. 1963)
  • 1881 – Julius Raab, 3rd Chancellors of the Second (Austrian) Republic (d. 1964)
  • 1894 – Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (d. 1970)
  • 1895 – Busby Berkeley, American film director and choreographer (d. 1976)
  • 1895 – William V.S. Tubman, 19th President of Liberia (d. 1971)
  • 1896 – Yakima Canutt, American actor and stuntman (d. 1986)
  • 1898 – C. S. Lewis, Irish writer (d. 1963)
  • 1899 – Andrija Artukovic, Croatian war criminal (d. 1988)
  • 1901 – Mildred Harris, American actress (d. 1944)
  • 1904 – Egon Eiermann, German architect (d. 1970)
  • 1905 – Marcel Lefebvre, French Roman catholic bishop (d. 1991)
  • 1908 – Adam Clayton Powell Jr., American civil rights leader and politician (d. 1972)
  • 1908 – N. S. Krishnan, Tamil film comedian (d. 1957)
  • 1910 – Antanas Škema, Lithuanian writer, stage actor and director (d. 1961)
  • 1915 – Billy Strayhorn, American musician and composer (d. 1967)
  • 1916 – Fran Ryan, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1917 – Merle Travis, American singer (d. 1983)
  • 1918 – Madeleine L’Engle, American author (d. 2007)
  • 1920 – Yegor Ligachev, Soviet politician
  • 1921 – Dagmar, American television personality (d. 2001)
  • 1922 – Minnie Miñoso, Cuban baseball player
  • 1927 – Vin Scully, American baseball announcer
  • 1928 – Tahir Salahov, Azerbaijani painter
  • 1928 – Paul Simon, American politician (d. 2003)
  • 1929 – Jackie Stallone, American astrologer and personality
  • 1930 – Shirley Porter, English politician
  • 1931 – Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, star of Zatoichi movies (d. 1997)
  • 1932 – Jacques Chirac, 5th President of the Fifth (French) Republic
  • 1932 – Diane Ladd, American actress
  • 1933 – John Mayall, British blues musician
  • 1933 – James Rosenquist, American artist
  • 1938 – Mean Gene Okerlund, American professional wrestling interview and announcer
  • 1939 – Peter Bergman, American comedian
  • 1939 – Meco, American record producer
  • 1940 – Denny Doherty, Canadian singer (The Mamas and the Papas) (d. 2007)
  • 1940 – Chuck Mangione, American musician
  • 1941 – Bill Freehan, American baseball player
  • 1942 – Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss baritone
  • 1943 – Sue Miller, American author
  • 1944 – Felix Cavaliere, American musician
  • 1946 – Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban poet
  • 1947 – Petra Kelly, German politician (d. 1992)
  • 1947 – Ronnie Montrose, American guitarist
  • 1949 – Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter (d. 1983)
  • 1949 – Wayne Cowan, American wrestler
  • 1949 – Jerry Lawler, American wrestler
  • 1949 – Garry Shandling, American comedian
  • 1951 – Barry Goudreau, American musician (Boston )
  • 1951 – Roger Troutman, Funk musician and master of the talkbox. (d. 1999)
  • 1953 – Alex Grey, American artist
  • 1953 – Christine Pascal, French actress, director and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1954 – Joel Coen, American film director, producer, and writer
  • 1954 – Steve Rogers, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1955 – Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian
  • 1956 – Hinton Battle, American dancer
  • 1956 – Leo Laporte, American television personality
  • 1956 – Eric Laakso, Retired Miami Dolphins NFL Offensive tackle
  • 1958 – Michael Dempsey, English musician (The Cure)
  • 1959 – Neal Broten, American ice hockey player
  • 1959 – Kim Delaney, American actress
  • 1960 – Howard Johnson, American baseball player
  • 1960 – Cathy Moriarty, American actress
  • 1961 – Tom Sizemore, American actor
  • 1961 – Masayoshi Yamashita, Japanese bassist
  • 1962 – Andy LaRocque Swedish musician (King Diamond)
  • 1963 – Andrew McCarthy, American actor
  • 1964 – Don Cheadle, American actor
  • 1965 – Ellen Cleghorne, American comedian
  • 1965 – Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese musician (d. 1992)
  • 1967 – John Layfield, Professional wrestler
  • 1968 – Jonathan Knight, American singer (New Kids on the Block)
  • 1969 – Pierre van Hooijdonk, Dutch footballer
  • 1969 – Kasey Keller, American soccer player
  • 1969 – Mariano Rivera, Panamanian baseball player
  • 1970 – Mark Pembridge, Welsh footballer
  • 1971 – Gena Lee Nolin, American actress
  • 1972 – Brian Baumgartner, American actor
  • 1972 – Larry Joe Campbell, American actor
  • 1972 – Jamal Mashburn, American basketball player
  • 1972 – Minoru Tanaka, Japanese pro-wrestler
  • 1973 – Ryan Giggs, Welsh footballer
  • 1973 – Sarah Jones, American playwright
  • 1974 – Lin Chi-ling, Taiwanese model
  • 1974 – Pavol Demitra, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1975 – Younis Khan, International Cricketer for Pakistan
  • 1976 – Anna Faris, American actress
  • 1976 – Michalis Kakiouzis, Greek basketball player
  • 1976 – Ehren McGhehey, American actor
  • 1977 – Maria Petrova, Russian figure skater
  • 1978 – Ludwika Paleta, Polish-born actress
  • 1978 – Dimitrious Konstantopolous, Greek footballer
  • 1979 – Simon Amstell, English comedian and television presenter
  • 1979 – Francis Beltrán, Dominican baseball player
  • 1979 – The Game (Jayceon Terrell Taylor), American rapper.
  • 1981 – Nicholas Teo, Malaysian singer and actor
  • 1982 – Ashley Force, American race car driver
  • 1982 – Krystal Steal, American pornographic actress
  • 1982 – Lucas Black, American actor
  • 1983 – Tanner Glass, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Sitti Navarro, Philippine bossa nova artist
  • 1985 – Shannon Brown, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Taguchi Junnosuke, Japanese idol (member of KAT-TUN)
  • 1987 – Stephen O’Halloran, Irish footballer
  • 1990 – Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, American identical twin actors

November 29 – Deaths:

  • 741 – Pope Gregory III
  • 1253 – Otto II Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1206)
  • 1268 – Pope Clement IV
  • 1314 – Philip IV of France (b. 1268)
  • 1330 – Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, de facto ruler of England (b. 1287)
  • 1342 – Michael of Cesena, Italian Franciscan leader (b. 1270)
  • 1378 – Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1316)
  • 1530 – Thomas Wolsey, adviser to King Henry VIII of England
  • 1577 – Cuthbert Mayne, English saint (b. 1543)
  • 1590 – Philipp Nikodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (b. 1547)
  • 1595 – Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (b. 1533)
  • 1626 – Ernst, Graf von Mansfield, German soldier (c. 1580)
  • 1632 – Frederick V, Elector Palatine (b. 1596)
  • 1643 – William Cartwright, English dramatist (b. 1611)
  • 1643 – Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer (b. 1567)
  • 1646 – Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish theologian and astronomer (b. 1565)
  • 1661 – Brian Walton, English clergyman and scholar (b. 1600)
  • 1694 – Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician (b. 1628)
  • 1695 – James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair, Scottish lawyer and statesman (b. 1619)
  • 1699 – Patrick Gordon, Scottish general (b. 1635)
  • 1759 – Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1687)
  • 1780 – Maria Theresa of Austria (b. 1717)
  • 1797 – Samuel Langdon, American President of Harvard University (b. 1723)
  • 1847 – Marcus Whitman, Washington state pioneer (b. 1802)
  • 1924 – Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (b. 1858)
  • 1927 – George Giffen, Australian cricketer (b. 1859)
  • 1939 – Philipp Scheidemann, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1865)
  • 1953 – Alfons Fryland, Austrian actor (b. 1888)
  • 1953 – Sam De Grasse, American actor (b. 1875)
  • 1953 – Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator and animator (b. 1895)
  • 1954 – Dink Johnson, American musician (b. 1892)
  • 1957 – Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian composer (b. 1897)
  • 1972 – Carl Stalling, American composer (b. 1888)
  • 1974 – James J. Braddock, American heavyweight boxer (b. 1905)
  • 1975 – Graham Hill, English race car driver and two-time F1 World Champion (b. 1929)
  • 1979 – Zeppo Marx, American actor and comedian (b. 1901)
  • 1980 – Dorothy Day, American journalist, turned social activist, and devout member of the Roman Catholic Church (b. 1897).
  • 1981 – Fredric Wertham, German-born psychologist (b. 1895)
  • 1981 – Natalie Wood, American actress (b. 1938)
  • 1982 – Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (b. 1908)
  • 1984 – Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 1986 – Cary Grant, British-born American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1987 – Irene Handl, English actress (b. 1901)
  • 1991 – Ralph Bellamy, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1992 – Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1996 – Dan Flavin, American artist (b. 1933)
  • 1998 – Martin Ruane, English professional wrestler (b. 1947)
  • 1998 – Frank Latimore, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 1999 – Gene Rayburn, American game show host (b. 1917)
  • 2001 – Mic Christopher, Irish singer and songwriter (b. 1969)
  • 2001 – George Harrison, English singer, guitarist and songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2001 – John Knowles, American author (b. 1926)
  • 2002 – Daniel Gélin, French actor (b. 1921)
  • 2003 – Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler (b. 1952)
  • 2004 – Anne Samson, oldest-ever nun documented (b. 1891)
  • 2004 – Harry Danning, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 2004 – John Drew Barrymore, American actor (b. 1929)
  • 2005 – Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (b. 1958)
  • 2005 – David di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2006 – Allen Carr, English anti-smoking campaigner (b. 1934)
  • 2007 – Henry Hyde, American politician (b. 1924)
  • 2007 – James Barber, Canadian chef and writer (b. 1923)
  • 2007 – Ralph Beard, American basketball player (b. 1927)
  • 2007 – Roger Bonham Smith, Former chairman and CEO of General Motors (b. 1925)
  • 2007 – Tom Terrell, musicologist, NPR reviewer, deejay (b. 1950)

November 29 – Holidays:

  • Feast days of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church:
    • Saint Saturnin
    • Saint Maurizio
    • Saint Cuthbert Mayne, martyr
    • Saint Radboud
    • Denis of the Nativity and Redemptus of the Cross
  • Albania – Liberation Day (Dita e Çlirimit)
  • Israel – Kaftet be-November (commemoration of the U.N. decision in 1947 to partition Palestine)
  • International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
  • Former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia – Republic Day

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On This Day in History November 28

November 28 – Events:

  • 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.  The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.
  • 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 – that was Countess Markiewicz.
  • 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 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meet in Tehran, Iran to discuss war strategy.
  • 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 – In the face of protests, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announces they will give up their monopoly on political power.
  • 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.

November 28 – Birthdays:

  • 1118 – Manuel I Komnenos, Greek Byzantine Emperor (d. 1180)
  • 1489 – Margaret Tudor, wife of James IV of Scotland (d. 1541)
  • 1570 – James Whitelocke, English judge (d. 1632)
  • 1598 – Hans Nansen, Danish statesman (d. 1667)
  • 1628 – John Bunyan, English cleric and author (d. 1688)
  • 1632 – Jean-Baptiste Lully, French composer (d. 1687)
  • 1640 – Willem de Vlamingh, Flemish sea captain (c. 1648)
  • 1661 – Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, British Governor of New York and New Jersey (d. 1723)
  • 1681 – Jean Cavalier, French Protestant rebel leader (d. 1740)
  • 1700 – Nathaniel Bliss, Astronomer Royal (d. 1764)
  • 1700 – Sophia Magdalen of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1770)
  • 1757 – William Blake, British poet (d. 1827)
  • 1772 – Luke Howard, British meteorologist (d. 1864)
  • 1785 – Achille Charles Léon Victor, duc de Broglie, Prime Minister of France (d. 1870)
  • 1792 – Victor Cousin, French philosopher (d. 1867)
  • 1793 – Carl Jonas Love Almqvist, Swedish romantic poet (d. 1866)
  • 1805 – John Stephens, American archeologist (d. 1852)
  • 1810 – William Froude, British naval architect (d. 1879)
  • 1820 – Friedrich Engels, German philosopher (d. 1895)
  • 1829 – Anton Rubinstein, Russian composer (d. 1894)
  • 1837 – John Wesley Hyatt, American inventor (d. 1920)
  • 1853 – Helen Magill White, first American woman to earn a Ph.D. (d. 1944)
  • 1857 – King Alfonso XII of Spain (d. 1885)
  • 1864 – James Allen English writer (d. 1912)
  • 1864 – Lindley M. Garrison, American Secretary of War (d. 1932)
  • 1866 – Henry Bacon, American architect (d. 1924)
  • 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)
  • 1904 – James Eastland, American politician (d. 1986)
  • 1907 – Alberto Moravia, Italian writer (d. 1990)
  • 1907 – Rose Bampton, American opera singer (d. 2007)
  • 1908 – Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist
  • 1911 – Václav Renc, Czech poet (d. 1973)
  • 1912 – Morris Louis, American painter (d. 1962)
  • 1915 – Evald Okas, Estonian painter
  • 1915 – Yves Thériault, Quebec author (d. 1983)
  • 1916 – Mary Lilian Baels, Princess of Rethy, Belgium (d. 2002)
  • 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 – Tomi Ungerer, French graphic artist
  • 1931 – Dervla Murphy, Irish cyclist and author
  • 1932 – Ray Perkins, Canadian singer (The Crew-Cuts)
  • 1933 – Joe Knollenberg, American politician
  • 1935 – Prince Hitachi, Japanese royalty
  • 1936 – Gary Hart, American politician
  • 1936 – Celin Romero, Spanish guitarist
  • 1938 – Michael Ritchie, American film director (d. 2001)
  • 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
  • 1949 – Alexander Godunov, Russian ballet dancer (d. 1995)
  • 1949 – Paul Shaffer, Canadian orchestra leader
  • 1950 – Ed Harris, American actor
  • 1950 – Russell Alan Hulse, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1952 – S. Epatha Merkerson, American actress
  • 1953 – Sixto Lezcano, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1955 – Alessandro Altobelli, Italian footballer
  • 1955 – Jeffrey Byron, American actor
  • 1955 – Adem Jashari, Albanian freedom fighter
  • 1957 – David Van Day, British singer (Dollar)
  • 1958 – Dave Righetti, American baseball player
  • 1958 – Georges Rutaganda, Rwandan war criminal
  • 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, Pearl Jam)
  • 1962 – Davey Boy Smith, English professional wrestler (d. 2002)
  • 1963 – Walt Weiss, American baseball 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

November 28 – Deaths:

  • 741 – St. Gregory III
  • 1170 – Owain Gwynedd, King of Gwynedd (c. 1100)
  • 1262 – Shinran, Japanese religious leader (b. 1173)
  • 1290 – Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I of England (b. 1241)
  • 1574 – Georg Major, German Protestant theologian (b. 1502)
  • 1585 – Hernando Franco, Spanish composer (b. 1532)
  • 1667 – Jean de Thévenot, French traveller and scientist (b. 1633)
  • 1675 – Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh, English Civil War soldier (c. 1608)
  • 1675 – Leonard Hoar, American President of Harvard University (b. 1630)
  • 1680 – Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian baroque sculptor (b. 1598)
  • 1680 – Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi, Italian architect and painter (b. 1606)
  • 1694 – Matsuo Basho, Japanese poet (b. 1644)
  • 1695 – Giovanni Paolo Colonna, Italian composer (c. 1637)
  • 1695 – Anthony Wood, English antiquarian (b. 1632)
  • 1698 – Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (b. 1622)
  • 1794 – Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian army officer (b. 1730)
  • 1801 – Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (b. 1750)
  • 1815 – Johann Peter Salomon, German violinist, impresario, and composer (b. 1745)
  • 1852 – Ludger Duvernay, French printer and newspaper publisher (b. 1799)
  • 1859 – Washington Irving, American writer (b. 1783)
  • 1870 – Frédéric Bazille, French painter (b. 1841)
  • 1872 – Mary Fairfax Somerville, British scientific writer (b. 1780)
  • 1878 – Orson Hyde, American religious leader (b. 1805)
  • 1880 – Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, (Portuguese) Archbishop of Goa (b. 1837)
  • 1907 – Stanislaw Wyspianski, Polish dramatist, poet, painter, and architect (b. 1869)
  • 1912 – Walter Benona Sharp, American oil tycoon (b. 1870)
  • 1915 – Mubarak Al-Sabah “The Great”, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1896)
  • 1921 – `Abdu’l-Bahá, Persian leader of the Bahá’í Faith (b. 1844)
  • 1935 – Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (b. 1877)
  • 1939 – James Naismith, Canadian creator of basketball (b. 1861)
  • 1945 – Dwight F. Davis, U.S. Secretary of War and donor of the Davis cup (b. 1879)
  • 1947 – Philippe Leclerc, French general (b. 1902)
  • 1954 – Enrico Fermi, Italian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1901)
  • 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)
  • 1971 – Wasfi Tel, Jordanian Prime Minister (b. 1920)
  • 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)
  • 1978 – Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Argentine football executive (b. 1902)
  • 1983 – Christopher George, American actor (b. 1929)
  • 1986 – Herb Vigran, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 1987 – Choh Hao Li, Chinese biochemist (b. 1913)
  • 1992 – Sidney Nolan, Australian painter (b. 1917)
  • 1993 – Jerry Edmonton, Canadian drummer (Steppenwolf) (b. 1946)
  • 1993 – Garry Moore, American entertainer (b. 1915)
  • 1994 – Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (b. 1960)
  • 1994 – Buster Edwards, English train robber (b. 1932)
  • 1994 – Jerry Rubin, American activist (b. 1938)
  • 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)
  • 2001 – William Reid, British aviator awarded the Victoria Cross (b. 1921)
  • 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)

November 28 – Holidays:

  • Eastern Orthodox—Julian Calendar: Beginning of the Nativity Fast, Repose of Saint Herman of Alaska, Venerable Paisius Velichkovsky
  • Eastern Orthodox—Revised Julian Calendar: Martyr Stephen the New of Mount Saint Auxentius. Martyrs Basil, Stephen, two Gregories, John, Andrew,Peter, Anna, and many others
  • Roman Catholic Saints – Pope Gregory III and Catherine Labouré
  • Bahá’í Faith: Holy Day – Ascension of `Abdu’l-Bahá
  • Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii: Feast of the Holy Sovereigns in honor of King Kamehama IV and Queen Emma, the founders of the Anglican Church of Hawaii
  • Albania – Albanian Independence day (from Turkey, 1912); also known as Albanian Flag Day due to other National events that correspond to this day
  • Mauritania – Independence Day (from France, 1960)

 

 

 

 

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On This Day in History November 27

November 27 – Events:

  • 1095 – Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont.
  • 1295 – The first elected representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became known as “The Model Parliament.”
  • 1703 – The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.
  • 1807 – The Portuguese Royal Family leaves Lisbon to escape from Napoleonic troops
  • 1839 – In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and several of his men escape the Ohio Penitentiary and return safely to the South.
  • 1868 – Indian Wars: Battle of Washita River – United States Army Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer leads an attack on Cheyenne living on reservation land.
  • 1895 – At the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies.
  • 1901 – U.S. Army War College is established.
  • 1912 – Spain declares a protectorate over the north shore of Morocco.
  • 1919 – Haiti becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1919 – Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity is founded in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
  • 1924 – In New York City, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
  • 1934 – Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI.
  • 1940 – In Romania, the ruling party Iron Guard arrests and executes over 60 of exiled King Carol II of Romania’s aides, including former minister Nicolae Iorga.
  • 1940 – World War II: At the Battle of Cape Spartivento, the Royal Navy engages the Regia Marina in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • 1942 – World War II: At Toulon, the French navy scuttles its ships and submarines to keep them out of Nazi hands.
  • 1944 – World War II: An explosion at a RAF ammunition dump at Fauld, Staffordshire kills seventy people.
  • 1954 – Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.
  • 1963 – The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg.
  • 1964 – Cold War: Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru appeals to the United States and the Soviet Union to end nuclear testing and to start nuclear disarmament, stating that such an action would “save humanity from the ultimate disaster.”
  • 1965 – Vietnam War: The Pentagon tells U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations are to succeed, the number of American troops in Vietnam has to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.
  • 1971 – Mars 2 of the Soviet space program landed on Mars.
  • 1973 – The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States Senate votes 92 to 3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on December 6, the House confirmed him 387 to 35).
  • 1975 – The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.
  • 1978 – In San Francisco, California, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.
  • 1983 – A Colombian Boeing 747 crashes near Madrid’s Barajas Airport, killing 183.
  • 1990 – The British Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1991 – The United Nations Security Council adopts UN Security Council Resolution 721, leading the way to the establishment of peacekeeping operations in Yugoslavia.
  • 1992 – For the second time in a year, military forces try to overthrow president Carlos Andres Perez in Venezuela.
  • 1997 – Twenty-five are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
  • 1999 – The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand’s history.
  • 2001 – A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
  • 2005 – The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.
  • 2006 – The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.

November 27 – Birthdays:

  • 1127 – Emperor Xiaozong of China (d. 1194)
  • 1576 – Shimazu Tadatsune, Ruler of Satsuma (d. 1638)
  • 1582 – Pierre Dupuy, French scholar (d. 1651)
  • 1630 – Archduke Sigismund Francis of Austria (d. 1665)
  • 1635 – Françoise d’Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, wife of Louis XIV of France (d. 1719)
  • 1701 – Anders Celsius, Swedish inventor and astronomer (d. 1744)
  • 1710 – Robert Lowth, British bishop (d. 1787)
  • 1746 – Robert Livingston, negotiated the Louisiana Purchase from France (d. 1813)
  • 1746 – Increase Sumner, 5th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1799)
  • 1754 – Georg Forster, German scientist (d. 1794)
  • 1779 – Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (d. 1865)
  • 1804 – Julius Benedict, German-born composer (d. 1885)
  • 1809 – Fanny Kemble, British actress (d. 1893)
  • 1833 – Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (d. 1897)
  • 1843 – Cornelius Vanderbilt II, American businessman (d. 1899)
  • 1843 – Elizabeth Stride, victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888)
  • 1857 – Charles Scott Sherrington, British physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1952)
  • 1867 – Charles Koechlin, French composer (d. 1950)
  • 1871 – Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist (d. 1950)
  • 1874 – Charles A. Beard, American historian (d. 1948)
  • 1874 – Chaim Weizmann, 1st President of Israel (d. 1952)
  • 1894 – Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian Orthodox saint (d. 1971)
  • 1894 – Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (d. 1989)
  • 1897 – Vito Genovese, American mafioso (d. 1969)
  • 1898 – Fredric Warburg, publisher and author (d. 1981)
  • 1901 – Ted Husing, American sportscaster (d. 1962)
  • 1903 – Lars Onsager, Norwegian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
  • 1907 – L. Sprague de Camp, American writer (d. 2000)
  • 1909 – James Agee, American writer (d. 1955)
  • 1909 – Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (d. 1967)
  • 1911 – David Merrick, American stage producer (d. 2000)
  • 1916 – Chick Hearn, American sportscaster (d. 2002)
  • 1917 – Buffalo Bob Smith, American television host (d. 1998)
  • 1920 – Abe Lenstra, Dutch footballer (d. 1985)
  • 1920 – Buster Merryfield, English actor (d. 1999)
  • 1921 – Alexander Dubcek, Slovak politician (d. 1992)
  • 1925 – John Maddox, British science writer and editor
  • 1925 – Marshall Thompson, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1925 – Ernie Wise, British comedian (d. 1999)
  • 1926 – Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author
  • 1927 – Carlos José Castilho, Brazilian footballer (d. 1987)
  • 1928 – Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor (d. 2005)
  • 1928 – Ronald William “Josh” Kirby, British artist (d. 2001)
  • 1930 – Joe DeNardo, Pittsburgh Meteorologist
  • 1932 – Benigno Aquino, Jr., Philippine politician (d. 1983)
  • 1933 – Jacques Godbout, French Canadian novelist, journalist and filmmaker
  • 1934 – Ammo Baba, Iraqi-Assyrian footballer
  • 1935 – Al Jackson, American drummer, producer and songwriter (d. 1975)
  • 1935 – Les Blank, American documentary filmmaker
  • 1937 – Gail Sheehy, American writer
  • 1939 – Dave Giusti, American baseball player
  • 1940 – Bruce Lee, American actor and martial artist (d. 1973)
  • 1941 – Eddie Rabbitt, American singer (d. 1998)
  • 1941 – Aimé Jacquet, French football manager
  • 1942 – Manolo Blahnik, Spanish shoe designer
  • 1942 – Henry Carr, American athlete
  • 1942 – Jimi Hendrix, American guitarist (d. 1970)
  • 1943 – Nicole Brossard, French Canadian poet
  • 1945 – Alain de Cadenet, SPEED Channel personality
  • 1948 – James L. Avery, Sr., American actor
  • 1949 – Masanori Sekiya, Japanese racing driver
  • 1950 – Gran Hamada, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1951 – Jayne Kennedy, American sportscaster and actress
  • 1952 – Kathryn Bigelow, American film director
  • 1952 – Sheila Copps, Canadian politician
  • 1952 – Daryl Stuermer, American guitarist (Genesis)
  • 1952 – James D. Wetherbee, American astronaut
  • 1953 – Curtis Armstrong, American actor
  • 1953 – Boris Grebenshchikov, Russian singer (Aquarium)
  • 1954 – Patricia McPherson, American actress
  • 1954 – Kimmy Robertson, American actress best known for her role as Lucy Moran in the
  • TV series Twin Peaks
  • 1955 – Bill Nye (The science guy), American engineer and broadcaster
  • 1955 – Pierre Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956 – William Fichtner, American actor
  • 1957 – Kenny Acheson, Northern Irish racecar driver
  • 1957 – Caroline Kennedy, American journalist
  • 1957 – Kevin O’Connell, American sound re-recording mixer
  • 1958 – Mike Scioscia, American baseball player and manager
  • 1959 – Charlie Burchill, Scottish guitarist and keyboardist (Simple Minds)
  • 1960 – Ken O’Brien, American football player
  • 1960 – Kevin Henkes, American children’s book writer/illustrator
  • 1960 – Tim Pawlenty, American politician
  • 1960 – Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian prime minister
  • 1961 – Steve Oedekerk, American film director, actor and comedian
  • 1962 – Charlie Benante, American drummer (Anthrax)
  • 1962 – Mike Bordin, American musician (Faith No More)
  • 1963 – Fisher Stevens, American actor
  • 1964 – Robin Givens, American actress
  • 1966 – Andy Merrill, American voice actor
  • 1967 – Shane Embury, British guitarist/bassist (Napalm Death, among others)
  • 1968 – Michael Vartan, French actor
  • 1971 – Nick Van Exel, American basketball player
  • 1972 – Shane Salerno, American screenwriter
  • 1973 – Samantha Harris, American model and host
  • 1973 – Evan Karagias, American professional wrestler
  • 1973 – Twista, American rapper
  • 1975 – Martin Gramatica, Argentinian-American football player
  • 1976 – Jean Grae, South African-born rapper
  • 1976 – Jaleel White, American actor
  • 1977 – Mika Tan, American pornographic actress
  • 1978 – Jimmy Rollins, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Shy Love, adult film actress
  • 1978 – Radek Štepánek, Czech tennis player
  • 1978 – The Streets, English rapper
  • 1978 – Tim Yeung, American drummer (Vital Remains)
  • 1979 – Ricky Carmichael, American motocross racer
  • 1979 – Hilary Hahn, American violinist
  • 1979 – Shin Hyesung, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • 1979 – Teemu Tainio, Finnish footballer
  • 1980 – Michael Yardy, English cricketer
  • 1981 – Matthew Taylor, English footballer
  • 1985 – Alison Pill, Canadian actress
  • 1985 – Klara Ósk Elíasdóttir, Icelandic singer
  • 1986 – Suresh Kumar Raina, Indian cricketer

November 27 – Deaths:

  • 8 BC – Horace, Roman poet (b. 65 BC)
  • 511 – Clovis I, King of the Franks (c. 466)
  • 835 – Muhammad at-Taqi, Shia Imam (b. 811)
  • 1198 – Queen Constance of Sicily, wife of Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1154)
  • 1474 – Guillaume Dufay, Flemish composer
  • 1570 – Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (b. 1486)
  • 1592 – Nakagawa Hidemasa, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1568)
  • 1592 – King John III of Sweden (b. 1537)
  • 1632 – John Eliot, English statesman (b. 1592)
  • 1680 – Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit scholar (b. 1601)
  • 1754 – Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (b. 1667)
  • 1811 – Andrew Meikle, British mechanical engineer (b. 1719)
  • 1852 – Ada Lovelace, British mathematician (b. 1815)
  • 1895 – Alexandre Dumas, fils, French author (b. 1824)
  • 1901 – Clement Studebaker, American automobile manufacturer (b. 1831)
  • 1908 – Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (b. 1827)
  • 1931 – Lya De Putti, Hungarian actress (b. 1899)
  • 1932 – Evelyn Preer, American actress and singer (b. 1896)
  • 1934 – Baby Face Nelson, American gangster (b. 1908)
  • 1940 – Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer and politician (b. 1871)
  • 1943 – Ivo Lola Ribar, Croatian communist and partisan (b. 1916)
  • 1944 – Leonid Isaakovich Mandelshtam, Russian physicist (b. 1879)
  • 1953 – Eugene O’Neill, American writer and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
  • 1955 – Arthur Honegger, French-born Swiss composer (b. 1892)
  • 1958 – Artur Rodzinski, Polish conductor (b. 1892)
  • 1973 – Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1887)
  • 1975 – Ross McWhirter, British co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (b. 1925)
  • 1978 – Harvey Milk, American politician (assassinated) (b. 1930)
  • 1978 – George Moscone, Mayor of San Francisco (assassinated) (b. 1929)
  • 1980 – F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (b. 1882)
  • 1981 – Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer and actress (b. 1898)
  • 1988 – John Carradine, American actor (b. 1906)
  • 1990 – David White, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 1992 – Ivan Generalic, Croatian painter (b. 1914)
  • 1994 – Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and musicologist (b. 1906)
  • 1998 – Barbara Acklin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 1999 – Yasuhiro Kojima, wrestler (b. 1937)
  • 1999 – Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and author (b. 1925)
  • 2000 – Len Shackleton, English former footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2005 – Jocelyn Brando, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 2005 – Joe Jones, American R&B singer (b. 1926)
  • 2006 – Don Butterfield, American tuba player (b. 1923)
  • 2006 – Alan Freeman, British disc jockey known by his nickname ‘Fluff’ (b. 1927)
  • 2006 – Bebe Moore Campbell, American author (b. 1950)
  • 2006 – Casey Coleman, American sportscaster (b. 1951)
  • 2007 – Bill Willis, American football player (b. 1921)
  • 2007 – Robert Cade, American Doctor and Inventor of Gatorade (b. 1927)
  • 2007 – Bernie Banton, Australian asbestos campaigner (b. 1946)
  • 2007 – Sean Taylor, American football player (b. 1983)

November 27 – Holidays:

  • Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Roman Catholic)
  • Barlaam and Josaphat (Eastern Orthodox—Revised Julian Calendar)
  • Apostle Philip, Gregory Palamas (Eastern Orthodox—Julian Calendar)

 

 

 

 

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