Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 19th November – A Tribute to Remarkable Individuals

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Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 19th 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
270 Maximinus II, Roman emperor (d. 313)
939 Emperor Taizong of Song (d. 997)
1545 Ernst Ludwig, Duke of Pomerania (d. 1592)
1570 Giovanni Battista Agucchi, Italian churchman, diplomat and writer (d. 1632)
1602 Otto von Guericke, German physicist and politician (d. 1686)
1620 Avvakum, Russian priest and saint (d. 1682)
1625 Paulus Potter, Dutch painter (d. 1654)
1660 Daniel Ernst Jablonski, Czech-German theologian and reformer (d. 1741)
1750 Tipu Sultan, Indian ruler (d. 1799)
1761 Pope Pius VIII (d. 1830)
1765 Thomas Fremantle, English admiral and politician (d. 1819)
1781 Karl Friedrich Eichhorn, German captain and jurist (d. 1854)
1813 Franc Miklošič, Slovenian linguist and philologist (d. 1891)
1839 Christian Wilberg, German painter and illustrator (d. 1882)
1841 Victor D’Hondt, Belgian mathematician, lawyer, and jurist (d. 1901)
1841 Wilfrid Laurier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1919)
1858 Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish author and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)
1866 Kenesaw Mountain Landis, American lawyer and judge (d. 1944)
1869 Clark Griffith, American baseball player and manager (d. 1955)
1874 James Michael Curley, American lawyer, politician, 53rd Governor of Massachusetts, and criminal (d. 1958)
1877 Herbert Pitman, English sailor (d. 1961)
1880 George McBride, American baseball player and manager (d. 1973)
1881 Arthur Marshall, American pianist and composer (d. 1968)
1882 Andy Coakley, American baseball player and coach (d. 1963)
1884 Norman Thomas, American minister and politician (d. 1968)
1885 Olive Dennis, American engineer (d. 1957)
1886 Bray Hammond, American historian and author (d. 1968)
1886 Robert Hunter, American golfer (d. 1971)
1886 Karl von Frisch, Austrian-German ethologist and zoologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1982)
1889 Edwin Hubble, American astronomer and cosmologist (d. 1953)
1892 James Collip, Canadian biochemist and academic, co-discovered insulin (d. 1965)
1900 Florieda Batson, American hurdler, captain of the United States team at the 1922 Women’s Olympics (d. 1996)
1900 Helen Bradley, English painter (d. 1979)
1900 Chester Gould, American cartoonist and author, created Dick Tracy (d. 1985)
1903 Alexandra Danilova, Russian-American ballerina and choreographer (d. 1997)
1905 Minoo Masani, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1998)
1907 Fran Allison, American entertainer (d. 1989)
1907 Henri-Georges Clouzot, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1977)
1908 Alistair Cooke, British-born American journalist and author (d. 2004)
1910 Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch mathematician, pilot, and academic (d. 1944)
1913 Judy Canova, American actress and comedian (d. 1983)
1913 Kostas Choumis, Greek footballer (d. 1981)
1914 Emilio Pucci, Italian fashion designer and politician (d. 1992)
1915 Kon Ichikawa, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1916 Michael J. Ingelido, American general (d. 2015)
1916 Evelyn Keyes, American actress (d. 2008)
1917 Robert Byrd, American lawyer and politician (d. 2010)
1917 Bobby Locke, South African golfer (d. 1987)
1918 Corita Kent, American nun, illustrator, and educator (d. 1986)
1919 Lucilla Andrews, Egyptian-Scottish nurse and author (d. 2006)
1919 Alan Brown, English race car driver (d. 2004)
1919 Phyllis Thaxter, American actress (d. 2012)
1921 Jim Garrison, American lawyer and judge (d. 1992)
1923 Danny Dayton, American actor and director (d. 1999)
1923 Nadine Gordimer, South African novelist, short story writer, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)
1924 Benoit Mandelbrot, Polish-American mathematician and economist (d. 2010)
1924 Henk Vredeling, Dutch agronomist and politician, Dutch Minister of Defence (d. 2007)
1925 Kaye Ballard, American actress and singer
1925 George Barris, American engineer and car designer (d. 2015)
1925 June Christy, American singer (d. 1990)
1925 Robert F. Kennedy, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 64th United States Attorney General (d. 1968)
1925 Maya Plisetskaya, Russian-Lithuanian ballerina, choreographer, actress, and director (d. 2015)
1926 John Gardner, English soldier and author (d. 2007)
1926 Terry Hall, English ventriloquist and actor (d. 2007)
1926 Tôn Thất Đính, Vietnamese general (d. 2013)
1927 Ed Freeman, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2008)
1927 Estelle Parsons, American actress and director
1928 Aleksey Batalov, Russian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2017)
1928 Franklin Cover, American actor (d. 2006)
1929 Penelope Hobhouse, Irish gardener, author, and educator
1929 Don January, American golfer and architect
1930 Bernard Horsfall, English-Scottish actor (d. 2013)
1930 Curly Putman, American country music songwriter (d. 2016)
1932 Richard Dawson, English-American actor and game show host (d. 2012)
1935 Imre Makovecz, Hungarian architect (d. 2011)
1936 Don DeLillo, American novelist, essayist, and playwright
1936 Charles R. Larson, American admiral (d. 2014)
1937 Rhys Isaac, South African-Australian historian and author (d. 2010)
1937 Ruth Laredo, American pianist and educator (d. 2005)
1937 Eero Mäntyranta, Finnish skier (d. 2013)
1937 Viktoriya Tokareva, Russian author and screenwriter
1939 Dick Smothers, American actor and comedian
1940 Helma Sanders-Brahms, German director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1940 Ediz Hun, Turkish actor and politician
1941 Haseena Moin, Pakistani screenwriter and playwright
1942 Joe Biden, American lawyer and politician, 47th Vice President of the United States
1942 Bob Einstein, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1942 Norman Greenbaum, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1942 Meredith Monk, American composer and choreographer
1944 Louie Dampier, American basketball player and coach
1944 Donald DiFrancesco, American lawyer and politician, 51st Governor of New Jersey
1944 Mike Vernon, English record producer, founded Blue Horizon
1945 Paul Langford, English historian and academic
1945 Rick Monday, American baseball player and sportscaster
1946 Duane Allman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1971)
1946 Greg Cook, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2012)
1946 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow
1946 Judy Woodruff, American journalist and educator
1946 Samuel E. Wright, American actor, voice actor and singer
1947 Joe Walsh, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
1947 Peter Mellor, English goalkeeper
1948 John R. Bolton, American lawyer and diplomat, 25th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
1948 Park Chul-soo, South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1948 Barbara Hendricks, American-Swedish soprano and actress
1948 Richard Masur, American actor and director
1948 Gunnar Nilsson, Swedish race car driver (d. 1978)
1949 Jeff Dowd, American film producer and activist
1949 Thelma Drake, American politician
1951 Rodger Bumpass, American actor and singer
1951 David Walters, American businessman and politician, 24th Governor of Oklahoma
1952 John Van Boxmeer, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1954 Berit Andnor, Swedish politician, Swedish Minister of Social Affairs
1954 Frank Marino, Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter
1956 Gareth Chilcott, English rugby player
1956 Bo Derek, American actress and producer
1956 Mark Gastineau, American football player and boxer
1956 Natasha Vlassenko, Russian-Australian pianist and educator
1957 Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (d. 1985)
1957 Mike Craven, English footballer
1957 John Eriksen, Danish footballer (d. 2002)
1958 Rickson Gracie, Brazilian mixed martial artist and choreographer
1959 Orlando Figes, English historian and academic
1959 James McGovern, American lawyer and politician
1959 Sean Young, American actress and dancer
1960 Marc Labrèche, Canadian actor
1961 Jim Brickman, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1961 Tim Harvey, English race car driver and sportscaster
1961 Larry Karaszewski, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1961 Dave Watson, English footballer and manager
1963 Tim Gavin, Australian rugby player
1963 Timothy Gowers, English mathematician and academic
1963 Ming-Na Wen, Macanese-American actress
1964 Boris Dežulović, Croatian journalist and author
1964 Sophie Fillières, French director and screenwriter
1964 Doug Ford, Jr., Canadian businessman and politician
1964 John MacLean, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1964 Mark Taylor, English footballer and physiotherapist
1965 Jimmy Vasser, American race car driver
1966 Jill Thompson, American author and illustrator
1966 Kevin Gilbert, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1996)
1967 Chris Childs, American basketball player
1967 Tarique Rahman, Bangladeshi businessman and politician
1967 Martin Walkyier, Singer and songwriter
1968 Tommy Asinga, Surinamese runner and veterinarian
1968 Robin Canup, American astrophysicist and astronomer
1968 Jeff Tarango, American tennis player
1969 Chris Harris, New Zealand cricketer
1969 Dabo Swinney, American football player and coach
1969 Callie Thorne, American actress and producer
1969 Meredith Whitney, American financial anaylst
1970 Matt Blunt, American lieutenant and politician, 54th Governor of Missouri
1970 Delia Gonzalez, American boxer
1970 Geoffrey Keezer, American pianist and educator
1970 Sabrina Lloyd, American actress
1971 Joey Galloway, American football player and sportscaster
1971 Joel McHale, American comedian, actor, and producer
1971 Dion Nash, New Zealand cricketer
1971 Marco Oppedisano, American guitarist and composer
1972 Sheema Kalbasi, Iranian poet and activist
1973 Angelica Bridges, American actress and singer
1973 Neil Hodgson, English motorcycle racer and sportscaster
1973 Amani Alhakim, Syrian actress and voice actress
1974 Taavi Veskimägi, Estonian businessman and politician
1975 Dierks Bentley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975 Ryan Bowen, American basketball player and coach
1975 J. D. Drew, American baseball player
1975 Davey Havok, American singer-songwriter
1976 Laura Harris, Canadian actress
1977 Rudy Charles, American wrestling referee
1977 Daniel Svensson, Swedish drummer and producer
1977 Josh Turner, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1978 Freya Lim, Taiwanese-Malaysian singer and radio host
1978 Nadine Velazquez, American actress and model
1979 Maree Bowden, New Zealand netball player
1979 Joseph Hallman, American composer and academic
1979 Jacob Pitts, American actor
1980 James Chambers, English footballer
1980 Eiko Koike, Japanese actress
1981 Carlos Boozer, American basketball player
1981 Sam Fuld, American baseball player
1981 İbrahim Toraman, Turkish footballer
1981 Kimberley Walsh, English singer-songwriter and actress
1981 Andrea Riseborough, English actress
1983 Future, American rapper
1984 Tashard Choice, American football player
1984 Jeremy Jordan, American actor
1984 Ferdinando Monfardini, Italian race car driver
1984 Justin Hoyte, English footballer
1985 Juan Cruz Álvarez, Argentinian race car driver
1986 Ashley Fink, American actress and singer
1986 Özer Hurmacı, Turkish footballer
1986 Oliver Sykes, English singer-songwriter
1988 Dušan Tadić, Serbian footballer
1988 Max Pacioretty, American ice hockey player
1989 Agon Mehmeti, Swedish footballer
1989 Sergei Polunin, Ukrainian ballet dancer
1990 Mark Christian, Manx cyclist
1991 Anthony Knockaert, French footballer
1991 Tim Simona, New Zealand rugby league player
1992 Maiha Ishimura, Japanese singer and actress
1992 Gaku Matsuda, Japanese actor
1993 Junior Paulo, New Zealand rugby league player
1993 Sumire Satō, Japanese singer and actress
1994 Andrew Dawber, English footballer
2000 Connie Talbot, English singer-songwriter

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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