Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 22nd November – A Tribute to Remarkable Individuals

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Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 22nd 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
870 Alexander, Byzantine emperor (d. 913)
912 Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 973)
1190 Pope Clement IV (d. 1268)
1221 Alfonso X of Castile (d. 1284)
1402 Jean de Dunois, French soldier (d. 1468)
1417 William FitzAlan, 16th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1487)
1496 Clément Marot, French poet (d. 1544)
1508 Francis, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, youngest son of Henry the Middle (d. 1549)
1553 Prospero Alpini, Italian physician and botanist (d. 1617)
1616 John Wallis, English mathematician (d. 1703)
1632 Jean Mabillon, French monk and scholar (d. 1707)
1641 Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch lawyer and politician (d. 1720)
1687 Jean Baptiste Senaillé, French violinist and composer (d. 1730)
1705 Thomas Birch, English historian and author (d. 1766)
1715 Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer and author (d. 1799)
1719 Spranger Barry, Irish actor (d. 1777)
1749 Edward Rutledge, American captain and politician, 39th Governor of South Carolina (d. 1800)
1760 François-Noël Babeuf, French journalist and activist (d. 1797)
1781 Theodor Valentin Volkmar, German lawyer and politician, 1st Mayor of Marburg (d. 1847)
1785 Jan Roothaan, Dutch priest, 21st Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1853)
1803 Theodore Dwight Weld, American author and activist (d. 1895)
1804 Franklin Pierce, American general, lawyer, and politician, 14th President of the United States (d. 1869)
1820 Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician and author (d. 1884)
1837 Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Dutch physicist and thermodynamicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1923)
1838 Stephanos Skouloudis, Greek banker and politician, 97th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1928)
1858 Albert Ranft, Swedish actor and director (d. 1938)
1860 Hjalmar Branting, Swedish journalist and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Sweden, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1925)
1864 Henry Bourne Joy, American businessman (d. 1936)
1868 Mary Brewster Hazelton, American painter (d. 1953)
1869 Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer (d. 1942)
1871 William Watt, Australian accountant and politician, 24th Premier of Victoria (d. 1946)
1875 Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian journalist and politician (d. 1933)
1876 Manuel de Falla, Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1946)
1878 Frank Pick, English lawyer and businessman (d. 1941)
1883 José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter (d. 1949)
1886 Eduards Smiļģis, Latvian actor and director (d. 1966)
1887 Boris Karloff, English actor (d. 1969)
1887 Henry Moseley, English physicist and chemist (d. 1915)
1888 Harpo Marx, American actor and singer (d. 1964)
1889 Harry Sunderland, Australian-English journalist and businessman (d. 1964)
1890 El Lissitzky, Russian photographer and architect (d. 1941)
1892 Erté, Russian-French illustrator and designer (d. 1990)
1896 Klement Gottwald, Czechoslovak politician, President of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (d. 1953)
1896 Tsunenohana Kan’ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 31st Yokozuna (d. 1960)
1897 Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Bangladeshi−English historian, author, and critic (d. 1999)
1897 Karl Gebhardt, German physician and war criminal (d. 1948)
1899 Manuel dos Reis Machado, Brazilian martial artist and educator (d. 1974)
1902 Aaron Bank, American colonel (d. 2004)
1902 Victor Jory, Canadian-American actor (d. 1982)
1905 K. Alvapillai, Sri Lankan civil servant (d. 1979)
1906 Betti Alver, Estonian author and poet (d. 1989)
1907 Lars Leksell, Swedish physician and neurosurgeon (d. 1986)
1907 Run Run Shaw, Chinese-Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist, founded Shaw Brothers Studio and TVB (d. 2014)
1908 Nelson S. Bond, American author and playwright (d. 2006)
1909 Nigel Tranter, Scottish historian and author (d. 2000)
1912 George O’Hanlon, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1914 Donald Nixon, American businessman (d. 1987)
1914 Wilson Tucker, American projectionist and author (d. 2006)
1915 John Dehner, American actor (d. 1992)
1915 Marc Simont, French-American illustrator (d. 2013)
1915 Anne Burns, British aeronautical engineer and glider pilot (d. 2001)
1916 Michael Gough, Malaysian-English actor (d. 2011)
1916 P. K. Page, English-Canadian author and poet (d. 2010)
1920 Paul Celan, Romanian-French poet and translator (d. 1970)
1921 Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (d. 1960)
1922 Manuel Fraga Iribarne, Spanish politician, 3rd President of the Xunta of Galicia (d. 2012)
1922 Võ Văn Kiệt, Vietnamese soldier and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Vietnam (d. 2008)
1923 Daniel Brewster, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 2007)
1923 Billy Haughton, American harness racer and trainer (d. 1986)
1923 Julien J. LeBourgeois, American admiral (d. 2012)
1923 Gloria Whelan, American author and poet
1924 Irvin J. Borowsky, American publisher and philanthropist (d. 2014)
1924 Josephine D’Angelo, American baseball player and educator (d. 2013)
1924 Paula Raymond, American model and actress (d. 2003)
1924 Colin Turnbull, English-American anthropologist and author (d. 1994)
1925 José Napoleón Duarte, Salvadoran engineer and politician, President of El Salvador (d. 1990)
1925 Johnny Mandel, American composer and conductor
1925 Elaine Horseman, English author and educator (d. 1999)
1926 Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philosopher (d. 2011)
1926 R. L. Burnside, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)
1927 John Cole, Irish-English journalist and author (d. 2013)
1927 Guy Davenport, American author and scholar (d. 2005)
1927 Angelo Sodano, Italian cardinal
1928 Jerry Bock, American composer (d. 2010)
1928 John Coleman, Australian rules footballer and coach (d. 1973)
1928 Elmarie Wendel, American actress and singer
1929 Hal Lindsey, American evangelist and author
1929 Gloria Lynne, American singer (d. 2013)
1930 Geeta Dutt, Indian singer and actress (d. 1972)
1930 Robert Easton, American actor (d. 2011)
1930 Jack McKeon, American baseball player and manager
1932 Michel David-Weill, French-American banker
1932 Kunie Tanaka, Japanese actor
1933 Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer and conductor
1933 Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist and activist (d. 1977)
1934 Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player (d. 1994)
1934 Robert Towne, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1935 Ken Eastwood, Australian cricketer
1935 Vladislav Volkov, Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 1971)
1936 Robert Barnard, English author, critic, and educator (d. 2013)
1936 Steve Landesberg, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1936 Mats Traat, Estonian poet and author
1937 Graham Hearne, English lawyer and businessman
1938 Patrick Kelly, English archbishop
1939 Betty Everett, American singer and pianist (d. 2001)
1940 Luis Tiant, Cuban-American baseball player and coach
1941 Alan Mullery, English footballer and manager
1941 Franco Nero, Italian actor and producer
1942 Susan Anspach, American actress
1943 Andrew Goodman, American activist (d. 1964)
1943 Sue Nicholls, English actress
1943 David Nolan, American activist and politician (d. 2010)
1943 Petar Skansi, Croatian basketball player and coach
1944 Joe Eszterhas, Hungarian-American screenwriter and producer
1944 Peter Lindbergh, German-French photographer and director
1944 James Toback, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1945 Assi Dayan, Israeli actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1945 Jim Doyle, American lawyer and politician, 44th Governor of Wisconsin
1945 Keith Hampshire, English-Canadian singer-songwriter and radio host
1945 Jerry Harris, American sculptor
1945 Dennis Nilsen, Scottish serial killer
1945 Tony Pond, English race car driver (d. 2002)
1946 Giorgos Koudas, Greek footballer and manager
1946 Diana Quick, English actress
1946 Bobby Rush, American activist and politician
1947 Jean-Pierre Foucault, French radio and television host
1948 Bruce Vilanch, American actor and screenwriter
1948 Frank Worthington, English footballer and manager
1949 Alan Paul, American singer-songwriter and actor
1949 Sandra Stevens, English singer (Brotherhood of Man)
1950 Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri, Indian indologist, author, and academic
1950 Carlos Eire, Cuban-born American author and academic
1950 Charles Schumer, American lawyer and politician
1951 Maik Galakos, Greek footballer and manager
1952 Bill Troiano, American tuba player and educator
1953 Rick Bayless, American chef and author
1953 Francis Cabrel, French singer-songwriter and guitarist
1953 Johan de Meij, Dutch trombonist, composer, and conductor
1953 Martin Kent, Australian cricketer
1953 Volodymyr Sabodan, Ukrainian metropolitan (d. 2014)
1954 Pete Allen, English clarinet player and saxophonist
1954 Glenn Brummer, American baseball player
1954 Bruce Hornsby, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1954 Aavo Pikkuus, Estonian cyclist
1955 Steven Brust, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and author (Cats Laughing)
1955 Ludovico Einaudi, Italian pianist and composer
1955 Dinos Kouis, Greek footballer and coach
1955 Mary Landrieu, American politician
1956 Bruce Edgar, New Zealand cricketer
1956 Shane Gould, Australian swimmer and coach
1958 Martin Snedden, New Zealand cricketer and lawyer
1959 Maxwell Caulfield, English-American actor
1960 Robin Roberts, American sportscaster and journalist
1961 Keith Ablow, American psychiatrist and author
1961 Nicolas Bacri, French composer
1961 Merv Hughes, Australian cricketer
1961 John Schnatter, American businessman, founded Papa John’s Pizza
1961 Peter Stanford, English journalist and author
1962 Lance King, American singer-songwriter and producer
1962 Nicolás Maduro, Venezuelan union leader and politician, President of Venezuela
1963 Gwynne Shotwell, American businesswoman, President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX
1964 Frank Rutherford, Bahamian triple jumper
1965 Jennifer Michael Hecht, American historian, author, and poet
1966 Vincent Cassel, French actor and producer
1966 Kevin Gallacher, Scottish footballer and sportscaster
1966 Jerry Kelly, American golfer
1967 Gary Kirsten, South African cricketer and coach
1967 Salli Richardson, American actress, director, and producer
1968 Robert Denmark, English runner and coach
1968 Hamid Hassani, Iranian lexicographer, linguist, and academic
1968 Anthony Sullivan, English rugby league and union player
1968 Kirsty Young, Scottish journalist
1969 Olivier Beretta, Monégasque racing driver
1969 Mike Lünsmann, German footballer
1969 Robin Padilla, Filipino actor, martial artist, and screenwriter
1969 Jonathan Seet, Singaporean-Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
1970 Zoë Ball, English radio and television host
1970 Oded Fehr, Israeli-American actor
1970 Danny Hoch, American actor and screenwriter
1970 Karsten Müller, German chess player and author
1971 Khaled Al-Muwallid, Saudi Arabian footballer
1971 Lisa Arch, American actress
1971 Vin Baker, American basketball player and coach
1971 Chris Hardwick, American comedian, actor, producer, and television host
1974 Juventud Guerrera, Mexican wrestler and sportscaster
1974 Saku Koivu, Finnish ice hockey player
1974 Malik Rose, American basketball player and sportscaster
1974 Jamie Sharper, American football player
1976 Cüneyt Çakır, Turkish footballer and referee
1976 Page Kennedy, American actor and rapper
1976 Tony Renna, American race car driver (d. 2003)
1976 Murat Salar, German-Turkish footballer and manager
1976 Kohei Suwama, Japanese wrestler
1977 Myriam Boileau, Canadian diver
1977 Adam Eaton, American baseball player
1977 David Lucas, English footballer
1978 Ali Güneş, German-Turkish footballer
1978 Tommy Marth, American saxophonist (d. 2012)
1978 Alison Mosshart, American singer-songwriter
1978 Kayvan Novak, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1979 Kelly Brook, English model and actress
1979 Nihat Kahveci, Turkish footballer and manager
1980 Ishmael Beah, Sierra Leonean child soldier and American author
1980 David Britz, American nanotechnologist and engineer
1980 Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player
1982 Colby Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey player
1982 Dallas Johnson, Australian rugby league player
1982 Igor Kuzmin, Estonian rower
1982 Asafa Powell, Jamaican sprinter
1983 Nasser Al-Shamrani, Saudi Arabian footballer
1983 Fatih Yiğituşağı, Turkish footballer
1983 Kevin Clancy, Scottish football referee
1984 Amruta Khanvilkar, Indian actress and dancer
1985 Viktor Ahn, South Korean speed skater
1985 Mike Tolbert, American football player
1987 Nicklas Bäckström, Swedish ice hockey player
1987 Ossi Kanervo, Finnish figure skater
1988 Sebastian Nachreiner, German footballer
1990 Shaun Hutchinson, English footballer
1990 Eddy Kim, South Korean singer-songwriter and guitarist
1990 Alena Leonova, Russian figure skater
1991 Ahmed Shehzad, Pakistani cricketer
1992 Miley Cyrus, American singer-songwriter and actress
1992 Gabriel Landeskog, Swedish ice hockey player
1994 Wes Burns, Welsh footballer
1995 Kelly Rosen, Estonian footballer
1996 Anna Yanovskaya, Russian ice dancer

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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