Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 12th November – A Tribute to Remarkable Individuals

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Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 12th November – A Tribute to Remarkable Individuals

Welcome, dear readers! It brings me great joy to present a heartfelt tribute to the remarkable individuals born on this significant date. Today, we commemorate the birth anniversary of a diverse array of extraordinary personalities who have left an indelible mark on the world.

Year Person
354 Augustine of Hippo, Roman bishop and theologian (d. 430)
1312 Edward III of England (d. 1377)
1453 Christoph I, Margrave of Baden-Baden (1475-1515) (d. 1527)
1486 Johann Eck, German theologian and academic (d. 1543)
1493 William IV, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1550)
1504 Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse (d. 1567)
1572 Cyril Lucaris, Greek patriarch and theologian (d. 1638)
1559 Albert VII, Archduke of Austria (d. 1621)
1699 Jan Zach, Czech violinist, organist, and composer (d. 1773)
1710 Charles Simon Favart, French director and playwright (d. 1792)
1715 Dorothea Erxleben, German first female medical doctor (d. 1762)
1732 John Dickinson, American lawyer and politician, 5th Governor of Pennsylvania (d. 1808)
1760 Jiaqing Emperor of China (d. 1820)
1761 John Moore, Scottish general and politician (d. 1809)
1780 Ranjit Singh, Sikh emperor (d. 1839)
1782 Esaias Tegnér, Swedish bishop and educator (d. 1846)
1804 Theophilus H. Holmes, American general (d. 1880)
1809 John A. Dahlgren, American admiral (d. 1870)
1813 Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, Montenegrin metropolitan, philosopher, and poet (d. 1851)
1814 Joseph Hooker, American general (d. 1879)
1833 Edwin Booth, American actor and manager (d. 1893)
1837 James T. Rapier, American lawyer and politician (d. 1883)
1838 Joseph F. Smith, American religious leader, 6th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1918)
1841 Edward Burd Grubb, Jr., American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Spain (d. 1913)
1848 Albert I, Prince of Monaco (d. 1922)
1850 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist (d. 1894)
1853 John Drew, Jr., American actor (d. 1927)
1854 George Whitefield Chadwick, American composer and educator (d. 1931)
1856 Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1941)
1866 Abraham Flexner, American educator, founded the Institute for Advanced Study (d. 1959)
1869 Helene Stöcker, German author and activist (d. 1943)
1869 Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian-American activist, journalist, and politician (d. 1962)
1872 John M. Lyle, Irish-Canadian architect and educator, designed the Royal Alexandra Theatre (d. 1945)
1878 Max Dehn, German-American mathematician and academic (d. 1952)
1879 John Grieb, American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1939)
1881 Jesús García, Mexican railroad brakeman (d. 1907)
1883 Leo Goodwin, American swimmer, diver, and water polo player (d. 1957)
1886 Mary Wigman, German dancer and choreographer (d. 1973)
1893 Edward Adelbert Doisy, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
1894 Bennie Moten, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1935)
1894 Arthur Nebe, German SS officer (d. 1945)
1897 Gertrude Olmstead, American actress (d. 1975)
1899 Iskander Mirza, Pakistani general and politician, 1st President of Pakistan (d. 1969)
1900 Edward Buzzell, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1985)
1904 H. C. Potter, American director and producer (d. 1977)
1906 Hermione Baddeley, English actress (d. 1986)
1906 A. W. Mailvaganam, Sri Lankan physicist and academic (d. 1987)
1906 Eva Zeisel, Hungarian-American potter and designer (d. 2011)
1908 C. Vann Woodward, American historian, author, and academic (d. 1999)
1909 Vincent Apap, Maltese sculptor (d. 2003)
1910 William Bradford Huie, American journalist and author (d. 1986)
1910 Pat Reid, Indian-English soldier and author (d. 1990)
1911 Buck O’Neil, American baseball player and manager (d. 2006)
1913 V. Appapillai, Sri Lankan physicist and academic (d. 2001)
1913 Lon Nol, Cambodian general and politician, 37th Prime Minister of Cambodia (d. 1985)
1913 Dimitrios Hatzis, Greek novelist and journalist (died 1981)
1914 Amelia Bence, Argentinian actress (d. 2016)
1914 Alberto Lattuada, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2005)
1917 Vasantdada Patil, Indian farmer and politician, 9th Governor of Rajasthan (d. 1989)
1917 Robert Sterling, American actor (d. 2006)
1918 George Grant, Canadian philosopher and academic (d. 1988)
1920 Guillermina Bravo, Mexican dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 2013)
1920 Jack Elam, American actor (d. 2003)
1921 Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish pianist and composer (d. 1996)
1922 Jack Narz, American game show host and announcer (d. 2008)
1922 Oskar Werner, Austrian-German actor (d. 1984)
1923 Linda Christian, Mexican-American actress (d. 2011)
1924 Motoo Kimura, Japanese biologist and geneticist (d. 1994)
1926 Harry Hughes, American lawyer and politician, 57th Governor of Maryland
1927 Albert Turner Bharucha-Reid, American mathematician and theorist (d. 1985)
1928 Helena Carroll, Scottish-American actress (d. 2013)
1928 Hampton Hawes, American pianist and author (d. 1977)
1929 Robert Bonnaud, French historian and academic (d. 2013)
1929 Fred Phelps, American lawyer, pastor, and activist, founded the Westboro Baptist Church (d. 2014)
1929 Asashio Tarō III, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 46th Yokozuna (d. 1988)
1930 Benny Andrews, American painter and academic (d. 2006)
1931 Adrienne Corri, Scottish actress (d. 2016)
1932 Richard Mulligan, American actor (d. 2000)
1933 Don Lane, American-Australian actor, singer, and television host (d. 2009)
1933 Ojārs Vācietis, Latvian author and poet (d. 1983)
1934 Peter Arnett, New Zealand-American journalist and academic
1934 Jimmy Fontana, Italian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2013)
1934 Kamahl, Malaysian-Australian singer
1934 Garry Marshall, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2016)
1935 George Carey, English archbishop and theologian
1936 Salim Kallas, Syrian actor and politician (d. 2013)
1938 Gérald Godin, Canadian journalist, poet, and politician (d. 1994)
1938 Jack Rule, Jr., American golfer
1938 Jean Seberg, American-French actress and singer (d. 1979)
1939 Karel Brückner, Czech footballer and manager
1939 Idris Muhammad, American drummer and composer (d. 2014)
1940 Saul Kripke, American philosopher and academic
1940 William Taubman, American political scientist and author
1940 Baby Washington, American soul singer
1941 Eberhard Diepgen, German lawyer and politician, 10th Mayor of Berlin
1941 David Green, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Hobby Lobby
1941 Dack Rambo, American actor (d. 1994)
1941 Mel Stottlemyre, American baseball player and coach
1942 John P. Hammond, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943 Roberto Boninsegna, Italian footballer and manager
1943 Jay Sigel, American golfer
1943 Howard Wilkinson, English footballer and manager
1944 Timmy Thomas, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1945 Masahiro Hasemi, Japanese race car driver
1945 Bobby Manuel, American guitarist and producer
1945 Knut Riisnæs, Norwegian saxophonist and composer
1946 Stanisław Barańczak, Polish-American poet, critic, and scholar (d. 2014)
1946 Ray Wylie Hubbard, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947 Toy Caldwell, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1993)
1947 Amory Lovins, American physicist and environmentalist
1947 Joe Mantegna, American actor and voice artist
1948 Humayun Ahmed, Bengali popular writer, dramatist, novelist, screenwriter, lyricist and filmmaker (Bangladesh) (d. 2012)
1949 Terry Reid, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950 Mary Lou Metzger, American singer and dancer
1950 Gilbert Perreault, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1951 Pini Gershon, Israeli basketball player and coach
1952 Merrick Garland, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
1952 Mark Lye, American golfer
1952 Art Malik, Pakistani-English actor and producer
1953 Frances Conroy, American actress
1953 Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexican lawyer and politician
1954 Scott McNealy, American businessman, co-founded Sun Microsystems
1954 Chris Noth, American actor and producer
1955 Bill Britton, American golfer
1955 Whoopi Goldberg, American actress, comedan, and talk show host
1956 Aldo Nova, Canadian singer-songwriter and musician
1957 Nick Baines, English bishop
1957 Stephen Baxter, English author
1957 Roger Ingram, American trumpet player, educator, and author
1959 Caroline Goodall, English actress and screenwriter
1960 Neil Flynn, American actor
1960 Teodora Ungureanu, Romanian gymnast and coach
1961 Kim Polese, American entrepreneur and technology executive
1963 Jaime Covilhã, Angolan basketball player and coach
1963 Vinny Testaverde, American football player
1964 Timo Rautiainen, Finnish race car driver
1964 Dan Sullivan, American politician, junior senator of Alaska
1966 Susanna Haapoja, Finnish politician (d. 2009)
1967 Juhi Chawla, Indian actress, singer, and producer, Miss India 1984
1967 Jimmy Kimmel, American comedian, actor, and talk show host
1967 Steve Zahn, American actor and singer
1968 Pat Hentgen, American baseball player and coach
1969 Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Somalian-American activist and author
1969 Lori Berenson, American activist
1969 Gerard Butler, Scottish actor
1969 Nico Motchebon, German runner
1969 Josh Mancell, American drummer and composer
1972 Takuya Kimura, Japanese singer
1972 Samantha Riley, Australian swimmer
1973 David Auradou, French rugby player
1973 Ari Hoenig, American drummer and composer
1974 Carl Hoeft, New Zealand rugby player
1974 Indrek Zelinski, Estonian footballer and manager
1975 Tom Compernolle, Belgian runner (d. 2008)
1975 Alain Digbeu, French basketball player
1975 Ivica Dragutinović, Serbian footballer
1975 Quim, Portuguese footballer
1975 Toivo Suursoo, Estonian ice hockey player and coach
1976 Kelly Sotherton, English sprinter and long jumper
1976 Hiroshi Tanahashi, Japanese wrestler
1977 Huang Xiaoming, Chinese actor and singer
1978 Nikolai Fraiture, American bass player
1979 Kick, Japanese comedian and screenwriter
1979 Subliminal, Israeli rapper and producer
1979 Metta World Peace, American basketball player and rapper
1980 Monique Coleman, American actress, singer, and dancer
1980 Sara Del Rey, American wrestler and trainer
1980 François-Louis Tremblay, Canadian speed skater
1981 Rivkah, American author and illustrator
1981 Ryan Bertin, American wrestler and coach
1982 Michael Copon, American actor, singer, and producer
1982 Samkon Gado, Nigerian-American football player
1982 Kumi Koda, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress
1983 Kalle Kriit, Estonian cyclist
1983 Maleli Kunavore, Fijian rugby player (d. 2012)
1984 Lucas Barrios, Paraguayan footballer
1984 Kurt Morath, Tongan rugby player
1985 Asdrúbal Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player
1986 Kevin Bridges, Scottish comedian and actor
1987 Hatsune Matsushima, Japanese model and actress
1987 Dana Vollmer, American swimmer
1992 Maksim Podholjuzin, Estonian footballer
1994 Andrew Tang, Singaporean racing driver
1994 Laurien Leurink, Dutch field hockey midfielder
1995 Oliver Stummvoll, Austrian model

As we come to the end of this tribute to today’s famous birthdays, let us carry forward the inspiration and lessons gleaned from these exceptional individuals. Their journeys remind us that with determination, passion, and resilience, we can leave our own unique imprint on the world. May their stories serve as a guiding light, igniting the spark within each of us to pursue greatness and make a positive impact.

Stay tuned for more insightful posts dedicated to celebrating the lives and contributions of notable personalities. Their stories continue to resonate and inspire, shaping the course of history and leaving an unforgettable legacy for generations to come. Until next time, may the spirit of these extraordinary individuals continue to guide and inspire you on your own remarkable journey.

Laila is a seasoned content writer at USInsightNews, renowned for her captivating storytelling and incisive analysis. Outside of her professional endeavors, Laila can be found exploring new literary works, immersing herself in nature, and advocating for the power of education in empowering communities.

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