Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 21st November – A Tribute to Remarkable Individuals

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Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 21st 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
1329 Elisabeth of Meissen, Burgravine of Nuremberg (d. 1375)
1428 Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, English kingmaker (d. 1471)
1515 Mary of Guise, Queen of Scots (d. 1560)
1519 Johannes Crato von Krafftheim, German humanist and physician (d. 1585)
1532 Anne of Denmark, Electress of Saxony (d. 1585)
1533 Alfonso II d’Este, Duke of Ferrara, Italian noble (d. 1597)
1564 Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Kent (d. 1610)
1602 Elisabeth of France (d. 1644)
1635 Francis Willughby, English ornithologist and ichthyologist (d. 1672)
1643 René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, French-American explorer (d. 1687)
1690 François Colin de Blamont, French pianist and composer (d. 1760)
1698 Pierre de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnial, Canadian-American soldier and politician, 10th Governor of Louisiana (d. 1778)
1709 Franz Benda, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1786)
1710 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1784)
1721 Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres, Swiss-Canadian cartographer and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (d. 1824)
1722 Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian philosopher, poet, and composer (d. 1794)
1728 Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden (d. 1811)
1744 Abigail Adams, American wife of John Adams, 2nd First Lady of the United States (d. 1818)
1780 José Cecilio del Valle, Honduran journalist, lawyer, and politician, Foreign Minister of Mexico (d. 1834)
1787 Rasmus Rask, Danish linguist, philologist, and scholar (d. 1823)
1808 Thomas Cook, English businessman, founded Thomas Cook Group (d. 1892)
1814 Serranus Clinton Hastings, American lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Justice of California (d. 1893)
1819 George Eliot, English novelist and poet (d. 1880)
1824 Georg von Oettingen, Estonian-German physician and ophthalmologist (d. 1916)
1836 George Barham, English businessman, founded Express County Milk Supply Company (d. 1913)
1845 Aleksander Kunileid, Estonian composer and educator (d. 1875)
1849 Christian Rohlfs, German painter and academic (d. 1938)
1852 Paul-Henri-Benjamin d’Estournelles de Constant, French politician and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
1856 Heber J. Grant, American religious leader, 7th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1945)
1861 Ranavalona III of Madagascar (d. 1917)
1868 John Nance Garner, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Vice President of the United States (d. 1967)
1869 André Gide, French novelist, essayist, and dramatist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)
1870 Howard Brockway, American pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1951)
1870 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (d. 1911)
1873 Leo Amery, Indian-English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1955)
1873 Johnny Tyldesley, English cricketer (d. 1930)
1876 Percival Proctor Baxter, American lawyer and politician, 53rd Governor of Maine (d.1969)
1876 Emil Beyer, American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1934)
1877 Endre Ady, Hungarian journalist and poet (d. 1919)
1877 Joan Gamper, Swiss-Spanish footballer, founded FC Barcelona (d. 1930)
1881 Enver Pasha, Ottoman general and politician (d. 1922)
1884 Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani historian, author, and scholar (d. 1953)
1890 Charles de Gaulle, French general and politician, 18th President of France (d. 1970)
1893 Harley Earl, American businessman (d. 1969)
1893 Lazar Kaganovich, Soviet politician (d. 1991)
1896 David J. Mays, American lawyer and author (d. 1971)
1897 Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer and educator (d. 1989)
1897 Harry Wilson, English-American actor and singer (d. 1987)
1898 Wiley Post, American pilot (d. 1935)
1899 Hoagy Carmichael, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 1981)
1900 Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and author (d. 1980)
1900 Helenka Pantaleoni, American actress and humanitarian, co-founded U.S. Fund for UNICEF (d. 1987)
1901 Béla Juhos, Hungarian-Austrian philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1971)
1901 Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1999)
1902 Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, French general (d. 1947)
1902 Emanuel Feuermann, Austrian-American cellist and educator (d. 1942)
1902 Humphrey Gibbs, English-Rhodesian politician, 15th Governor of Southern Rhodesia (d. 1990)
1902 Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1990)
1902 Ethel Smith, American organist (d. 1996)
1904 Miguel Covarrubias, Mexican painter and illustrator (d. 1957)
1904 Louis Néel, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)
1904 Fumio Niwa, Japanese author (d. 2005)
1909 Mikhail Mil, Russian engineer, founded the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant (d. 1970)
1910 Mary Jackson, American actress (d. 2005)
1911 Ralph Guldahl, American golfer (d. 1987)
1912 Doris Duke, American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1993)
1913 Benjamin Britten, English pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1976)
1913 Gardnar Mulloy, American tennis player and coach (d. 2016)
1913 Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, Filipino lawyer and jurist (d. 2006)
1913 Jacqueline Vaudecrane, French figure skater and coach
1914 Peter Townsend, Burmese-English captain and pilot (d. 1995)
1917 Jon Cleary, Australian author and playwright (d. 2010)
1917 Andrew Huxley, English physiologist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
1918 Claiborne Pell, American captain and politician (d. 2009)
1919 Máire Drumm, Irish politician (d. 1976)
1920 Anne Crawford, Israeli-English actress (d. 1956)
1921 Brian Cleeve, Irish sailor, author, and playwright (d. 2003)
1921 Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian, actor, rapper, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1922 Fikret Amirov, Azerbaijani composer (d. 1984)
1922 Wiyogo Atmodarminto, Indonesian general and politician, 10th Governor of Jakarta (d. 2012)
1922 Eugene Stoner, American engineer and weapons designer, designed the AR-15 rifle (d. 1997)
1923 Arthur Hiller, Canadian actor, director, and producer (d. 2016)
1923 Dika Newlin, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2006)
1924 Geraldine Page, American actress and singer (d. 1987)
1925 Jerrie Mock, American pilot (d. 2014)
1925 Gunther Schuller, American horn player, composer, and conductor (d. 2015)
1926 Lew Burdette, American baseball player and coach (d. 2007)
1926 Arthur Jones, American businessman, founded Nautilus, Inc. and MedX Corporation (d. 2007)
1927 Steven Muller, German-American scholar and academic (d. 2013)
1927 Robert E. Valett, American psychologist, teacher, and author (d. 2008)
1928 Tim Beaumont, English priest and politician (d. 2008)
1929 Staughton Lynd, American lawyer, historian, author, and activist
1930 Peter Hall, English actor, director, and manager
1930 Peter Hurford, English organist and composer
1932 Ray Farabee, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1932 Robert Vaughn, American actor and director (d. 2016)
1934 Rita Sakellariou, Greek singer (d. 1999)
1936 John Bird, English actor and screenwriter
1936 Archie Gouldie, Canadian-American wrestler (d. 2016)
1938 John Eleuthère du Pont, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Delaware Museum of Natural History (d. 2010)
1938 Henry Lee, Chinese-American criminologist and academic
1939 Tom West, American engineer and author (d. 2011)
1939 Mulayam Singh Yadav, Indian politician, 24th Indian Minister of Defence
1940 Terry Gilliam, American-English actor, director, animator, and screenwriter
1940 Roy Thomas, American author
1940 Andrzej Żuławski, Polish director and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1941 Tom Conti, Scottish actor and director
1941 Jacques Laperrière, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1941 Volker Roemheld, German physiologist and biologist (d. 2013)
1941 Terry Stafford, American singer-songwriter (d. 1996)
1941 Jesse Colin Young, American singer-songwriter and bass player (The Youngbloods)
1942 Guion Bluford, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1943 Yvan Cournoyer, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1943 Billie Jean King, American tennis player and sportscaster
1943 William Kotzwinkle, American novelist and screenwriter
1943 Mushtaq Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer
1943 Roger L. Simon, American author and screenwriter
1945 Elaine Weyuker, American computer scientist, engineer, and academic
1946 Aston Barrett, Jamaican bass player and songwriter
1947 Sandy Alderson, American businessman and academic
1947 Rod Price, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 2005)
1947 Paloma San Basilio, Spanish singer-songwriter and producer
1947 Salt Walther, American race car driver (d. 2012)
1947 Valerie Wilson Wesley, American journalist and author
1948 Radomir Antić, Serbian footballer and manager
1948 Stewart Guthrie, New Zealand police officer (d. 1990)
1949 Richard Carmona, American physician and politician, 17th Surgeon General of the United States
1950 Lyman Bostock, American baseball player (d. 1978)
1950 Jim Jefferies, Scottish footballer and manager
1950 Art Sullivan, Belgian singer
1950 Steven Van Zandt, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
1950 Tina Weymouth, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1951 Kent Nagano, American conductor, director, and manager
1953 Wayne Larkins, English cricketer and footballer
1954 Paolo Gentiloni, Italian politician, 57th Prime Minister of Italy
1955 James Edwards, American basketball player
1955 George Alagiah, British journalist
1956 Lawrence Gowan, Scottish-Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1956 Richard Kind, American actor
1956 Ron Randall, American author and illustrator
1957 Donny Deutsch, American businessman and television host
1958 Horse, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958 Chic McSherry Scottish musician, businessman and writer
1958 Ibrahim Ismail of Johor, Sultan of Johor
1958 Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress
1958 Lee Guetterman, American baseball player
1959 Eddie Frierson, American actor
1959 Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
1959 Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist
1959 Lenore Zann, Australian-Canadian actress, singer, and politician
1960 Jim Bob, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Carter USM)
1960 Leos Carax, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1961 Mariel Hemingway, American actress
1961 Stephen Hough, English-Australian pianist and composer
1961 Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer and author
1962 Sumi Jo, South Korean soprano
1962 Victor Pelevin, Russian engineer and author
1962 Rezauddin Stalin, Bangladeshi poet and educator
1963 Hugh Millen, American football player and sportscaster
1963 Tony Mowbray, English footballer and manager
1963 Kennedy Pola, Samoan-American football player and coach
1963 Brian Robbins, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1963 Corinne Russell, English model, actress, and dancer
1964 Robbie Slater, English-Australian footballer and sportscaster
1965 Valeriya Gansvind, Estonian chess player
1965 Jörg Jung, German footballer and manager
1965 Mads Mikkelsen, Danish actor
1966 Ed Ferrara, American wrestler and manager
1966 Mark Pritchard, English lawyer and politician
1966 Richard Stanley, South African director, producer, and screenwriter
1966 Michael K. Williams, American actor and producer
1967 Boris Becker, German-Swiss tennis player and coach
1967 Quint Kessenich, American lacrosse player and sportscaster
1967 Mark Ruffalo, American actor and activist
1967 Bart Veldkamp, Dutch-Belgian speed skater, coach, and sportscaster
1968 Sidse Babett Knudsen, Danish actress
1968 Rasmus Lerdorf, Greenlandic-Canadian computer scientist and programmer, created PHP
1968 Sarah MacDonald, Canadian organist and conductor
1969 Byron Houston, American basketball player
1969 Marjane Satrapi, Iranian author and illustrator
1970 Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach
1970 Stel Pavlou, English author and screenwriter
1971 Cath Bishop, English rower
1971 Kyran Bracken, Irish-English rugby player
1971 Cecilia Suárez, Mexican actress and producer
1972 Olivier Brouzet, French rugby player
1972 Russell Hoult, English footballer, coach, and manager
1972 Jay Payton, American baseball player and sportscaster
1973 Dmitri Linter, Russian-Estonian activist
1973 Chad Trujillo, American astronomer and scholar
1973 Andrew Walker, Australian rugby player
1974 Joe Nathan, American baseball player
1974 David Pelletier, Canadian figure skater and coach
1975 Aiko, Japanese singer-songwriter
1975 Joshua Wheeler, American sergeant (d. 2015)
1976 Adrian Bakalli, Belgian footballer
1976 Torsten Frings, German footballer and coach
1976 Regina Halmich, German boxer and businesswoman
1976 Ville Valo, Finnish singer-songwriter
1977 Kerem Gönlüm, Turkish basketball player
1977 Annika Norlin, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1977 Michael Preston, English footballer
1978 Colin Best, Australian rugby league player
1978 Mélanie Doutey, French actress and singer
1978 Karen O, South Korean-American singer-songwriter and pianist
1979 Jeremy Dale, American illustrator (d. 2014)
1979 Christian Terlizzi, Italian footballer
1980 David Artell, English-Gibraltarian footballer and coach
1980 Shawn Fanning, American computer programmer and businessman, founded Napster
1980 Rait Keerles, Estonian basketball player
1980 Yaroslav Rybakov, Russian high jumper
1981 Asmaa Abdol-Hamid (Arabic: أسماء عبد الحميد), Arab-Danish social worker and politician
1981 Ben Adams, English-Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer
1981 Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
1981 Song Hye-kyo, South Korean actress and singer
1981 Pape Sow, Senegalese basketball player
1981 Jenny Owen Youngs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1981 Shangela Laquifa Wadley, American drag queen, comedian and reality television personality
1982 Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Nigerian footballer
1982 Xavier Doherty, Australian cricketer
1982 Alasdair Duncan, Australian journalist and author
1982 Isild Le Besco, French actress, director, and screenwriter
1983 Sei Ashina, Japanese actress
1983 Corey Beaulieu, American guitarist and songwriter
1983 Tyler Hilton, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1983 Peter Ramage, English footballer
1983 Xiao Yu, Taiwanese singer and songwriter
1984 Scarlett Johansson, American actress
1984 Nathalie Nordnes, Norwegian singer-songwriter
1985 Austin Brown, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and producer
1985 Asamoah Gyan, Ghanaian footballer
1985 Dieumerci Mbokani, Congolese footballer
1985 Ava Leigh, English singer-songwriter
1985 Mandy Minella, Luxembourgian tennis player
1985 James Roby, English rugby player
1985 DeVon Walker, American football player
1986 Erika Padilla, Filipino actress and host
1986 Oscar Pistorius, South African sprinter
1987 Martti Aljand, Estonian swimmer
1987 Marouane Fellaini, Belgian footballer
1987 Elias Samson, American professional wrestler
1988 Jamie Campbell Bower, English actor and singer
1988 Austin Romine, American baseball player
1989 Candice Glover, American singer-songwriter and actress
1989 Minehiro Kinomoto, Japanese actor.
1989 Chris Smalling, English footballer.
1989 Gabriel Torje, Romanian footballer.
1990 Jang Dongwoo, South Korean singer and dancer.
1990 Brock Osweiler, American football player
1993 Adèle Exarchopoulos, French actress.
1995 Katherine McNamara, American actress.
1996 Madison Davenport, American actress and singer.
2000 Auli’i Cravalho, Hawaiian-American actress and singer.
2000 Baby Ariel , American social media vlogger and singer.

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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