Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 8th November – A Tribute to Remarkable Individuals

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Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 8th 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
955 Gyeongjong, Korean king (d. 981)
1376 Edmund Mortimer, English nobleman and rebel (d. 1409)
1383 Niccolò III d’Este, Marquis of Ferrara (d. 1441)
1389 Isabella of Valois, queen consort of England (d. 1409)
1414 Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1486)
1455 Johann V of Nassau-Vianden-Dietz, Dutch count (d. 1516)
1467 Charles II, Duke of Guelders, count of Zutphen from 1492 (d. 1538)
1467 Philippa of Guelders, twin sister of Charles II, Dutch duchess consort (d. 1547)
1522 Martin Chemnitz, German astrologer and theologian (d. 1586)
1535 Nanda Bayin, king of Burma (d. 1600)
1580 Johannes Narssius, Dutch physician and poet (d. 1637)
1606 Hermann Conring, German philosopher and educator (d. 1681)
1664 Johann Speth, German organist and composer (d. 1719)
1664 Henry Wharton, English librarian and author (d. 1695)
1697 Claudio Casciolini, Italian singer and composer (d. 1760)
1719 Domenico Lorenzo Ponziani, Italian priest, theoretician, and academic (d. 1796)
1721 Mark Akenside, English physician and poet (d. 1770)
1723 Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg (d. 1787)
1731 Benjamin Banneker, American farmer, surveyor, and author (d. 1806)
1732 Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse, French businesswoman and author (d. 1776)
1773 Thomasine Christine Gyllembourg-Ehrensvärd, Danish author (d. 1856)
1799 Gustav, Prince of Vasa (d. 1877)
1801 Gail Borden, American surveyor and publisher, invented condensed milk (d. 1874)
1802 Elijah Parish Lovejoy, American minister, journalist, and activist (d. 1837)
1810 Bernhard von Langenbeck, German general, surgeon, and academic (d. 1887)
1818 Ivan Turgenev, Russian author and playwright (d. 1883)
1825 A. P. Hill, American general (d. 1865)
1829 Peter Lumsden, English general (d. 1918)
1832 Émile Gaboriau, French author and journalist (d. 1873)
1840 Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Quebec (d. 1898)
1841 Edward VII of the United Kingdom (d. 1910)
1850 Louis Lewin, German pharmacologist and academic (d. 1929)
1853 Stanford White, American architect and partner, co-founded McKim, Mead & White (d. 1906)
1854 Maud Howe Elliott, American activist and author (d. 1948)
1862 Gigo Gabashvili, Georgian painter and educator (d. 1936)
1867 Shrimad Rajchandra, a prominent Jain Philosopher, Scholar, Poet & spiritual mentor of Mahatma Gandhi (d. 1901)
1869 Marie Dressler, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 1934)
1871 Florence R. Sabin, American medical scientist (d. 1953)
1872 Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian author and poet (d. 1941)
1873 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist and surgeon (d. 1941)
1874 Albert Francis Blakeslee, American botanist and academic (d. 1954)
1877 Enrico De Nicola, Italian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 1st President of the Italian Republic (d. 1959)
1877 Muhammad Iqbal, Pakistani philosopher, poet, and politician (d. 1938)
1878 Ahn Changho, Korean activist and politician (d. 1938)
1879 Jenő Bory, Hungarian architect and sculptor (d. 1959)
1879 S. O. Davies, Welsh union leader and politician (d. 1972)
1879 Milan Šufflay, Croatian historian and politician (d. 1931)
1880 Giles Gilbert Scott, English architect, designed the red telephone box (d. 1960)
1883 Edna May Oliver, American actress (d. 1942)
1885 Theodor Kaluza, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1954)
1885 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1922)
1885 Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor and educator (d. 1952)
1885 Hermann Weyl, German mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (d. 1955)
1886 Ed Wynn, American actor (d. 1966)
1888 Jean Monnet, French economist and diplomat (d. 1979)
1891 Louisa E. Rhine, American botanist and parapsychologist (d. 1983)
1892 Mabel Normand, American actress (d. 1930)
1894 Mae Marsh, American actress (d. 1968)
1897 Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (d. 1941)
1897 Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1978)
1900 Oskar Loorits, Estonian author and academic (d. 1961)
1902 Anthony Asquith, English director and screenwriter (d. 1968)
1904 Viktor Brack, German SS officer (d. 1948)
1904 Heiti Talvik, Estonian poet (d. 1947)
1905 Erika Mann, German-Swiss actress and author (d. 1969)
1906 Arthur Rudolph, German scientist and engineer (d. 1996)
1913 Paulene Myers, American actress (d. 1996)
1914 Thomas Berry, American priest, historian, and theologian (d. 2009)
1914 Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress and inventor (d. 2000)
1915 André François, Romanian-French illustrator, painter, and sculptor (d. 2005)
1915 Sargent Shriver, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 21st United States Ambassador to France (d. 2011)
1916 Martha Settle Putney, American lieutenant, historian, and educator (d. 2008)
1918 Spiro Agnew, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 39th Vice President of the United States (d. 1996)
1918 Florence Chadwick, American swimmer (d. 1995)
1918 Thomas Ferebee, American colonel (d. 2000)
1918 Choi Hong Hi, South Korean general and martial artist, co-founded taekwondo (d. 2002)
1920 Byron De La Beckwith, American assassin of Medgar Evers (d. 2001)
1920 Philip G. Hodge, American engineer and academic (d. 2014)
1921 Pierrette Alarie, Canadian soprano and actress (d. 2011)
1921 Viktor Chukarin, Ukrainian gymnast and coach (d. 1984)
1922 Dorothy Dandridge, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1965)
1922 Raymond Devos, Belgian-French comedian and clown (d. 2006)
1922 Imre Lakatos, Hungarian mathematician, philosopher, and academic (d. 1974)
1923 Alice Coachman, American high jumper (d. 2014)
1923 Elizabeth Hawley, American-Nepali journalist and historian
1923 James Schuyler, American poet and author (d. 1991)
1924 Robert Frank, Swiss-American photographer and director
1925 Alistair Horne, English-American journalist, historian, and author (d. 2017)
1926 Vicente Aranda, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1926 Luis Miguel Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1996)
1928 Anne Sexton, American poet and academic (d. 1974)
1929 Marc Favreau, Canadian actor and poet (d. 2005)
1929 Imre Kertész, Hungarian author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
1931 Whitey Herzog, American baseball player and manager
1931 George Witt, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)
1931 Valery Shumakov, Russian surgeon and transplantologist (d. 2008)
1933 Ed Corney, American professional bodybuilder
1934 Ingvar Carlsson, Swedish economist and politician, 29th Prime Minister of Sweden
1934 Ronald Harwood, South African author, playwright, and screenwriter
1934 Carl Sagan, American astronomer, astrophysicist, and cosmologist (d. 1996)
1935 Bob Gibson, American baseball player and manager
1935 David Wolfson, Baron Wolfson of Sunningdale, English businessman and politician
1936 Bob Graham, American lawyer and politician, 38th Governor of Florida
1936 Mikhail Tal, Latvian-Russian chess player and author (d. 1992)
1936 Mary Travers, American singer-songwriter (d. 2009)
1937 Roger McGough, English author, poet, and playwright
1937 Donald Trelford, English journalist and academic
1937 Clyde Wells, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Newfoundland
1938 Ti-Grace Atkinson, American author and critic
1939 Paul Cameron, American psychologist and academic
1939 Bryan Davies, Baron Davies of Oldham, English academic and politician
1941 David Constant, English cricketer and umpire
1941 Tom Fogerty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1990)
1941 John Singleton, Australian businessman
1942 Victor Blank, English businessman and philanthropist
1942 Tom Weiskopf, American golfer and sportscaster
1944 Chitresh Das, Indian dancer and choreographer (d. 2015)
1944 Phil May, English singer-songwriter
1945 Moeletsi Mbeki, South African economist and academic
1946 Benny Mardones, American singer-songwriter
1946 Marina Warner, English author and academic
1947 Robert David Hall, American actor, singer, and pianist
1948 Bille August, Danish director, cinematographer, and screenwriter
1948 Joe Bouchard, American bass player and songwriter
1948 Jane Humphries, English economist, historian, and academic
1948 Michel Pagliaro, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948 Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazilian footballer and manager
1950 Parekura Horomia, New Zealand politician, 40th Minister of Māori Affairs (d. 2013)
1951 Lou Ferrigno, American bodybuilder and actor
1952 Sherrod Brown, American academic and politician
1952 Jim Riggleman, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1953 Gaétan Hart, Canadian boxer
1954 Aed Carabao, Thai singer-songwriter and guitarist
1955 Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter
1955 Bob Nault, Canadian lawyer and politician
1960 Andreas Brehme, German footballer and manager
1960 Demetra Plakas, American drummer
1960 Sarah Franklin, American-English anthropologist and academic
1961 Jill Dando, English journalist (d. 1999)
1964 Robert Duncan McNeill, American actor, director, and producer
1965 Daphne Guinness, English-Irish model and actress
1965 Andrei Lapushkin, Russian footballer
1965 Bryn Terfel, Welsh opera singer
1967 Ricky Otto, English footballer
1968 Nazzareno Carusi, Italian pianist and educator
1968 Colin Hay, English political scientist, author, and academic
1969 Sandra Denton, Jamaican-American rapper and actress
1969 Ramona Milano, Canadian actress
1969 Roxanne Shanté, American rapper
1969 Allison Wolfe, American singer-songwriter
1970 Nelson Diebel, American swimmer and coach
1970 Domino, American DJ and producer
1970 Guido Görtzen, Dutch volleyball player
1970 Bill Guerin, American ice hockey player and coach
1970 Chris Jericho, American-Canadian wrestler
1970 Scarface, American rapper and producer
1970 Susan Tedeschi, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1971 David Duval, American golfer and sportscaster
1971 Sabri Lamouchi, French footballer and manager
1972 Eric Dane, American actor
1972 Naomi Shindō, Japanese voice actress and singer
1972 Corin Tucker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1973 Alyson Court, Canadian actress and producer
1973 Nick Lachey, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1973 Gabrielle Miller, Canadian actress and director
1973 Zisis Vryzas, Greek footballer and coach
1974 Alessandro Del Piero, Italian footballer
1974 Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Italian actress
1975 Gareth Malone, English singer and conductor
1975 Mathew Sinclair, New Zealand cricketer
1976 Tochiazuma Daisuke, Japanese sumo wrestler
1977 Chris Morgan, English footballer and manager
1977 Omar Trujillo, Mexican footballer
1978 Steven López, American martial artist
1978 Even Ormestad, Norwegian bass player and producer
1978 Sisqó, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1979 Dave Bush, American baseball player
1979 Adam Dunn, American baseball player
1979 Martin Taylor, English footballer
1980 James Harper, English footballer
1980 Vanessa Lachey, Filipino-American television host and actress
1980 Dominique Maltais, Canadian snowboarder
1981 Eyedea, American rapper and producer (d. 2010)
1981 Jobi McAnuff, Jamaican footballer
1982 Boaz Myhill, American-Welsh footballer
1982 Jana Pittman, Australian hurdler
1983 Rob Elloway, German rugby player
1983 Ted Potter, Jr., American golfer
1983 Michael Turner, English footballer
1984 Delta Goodrem, Australian singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress
1984 French Montana, Moroccan-American rapper
1984 Seven, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor
1984 Joel Zumaya, American baseball player
1985 Bakary Soumaré, Malian footballer
1986 Carl Gunnarsson, Swedish ice hockey player
1987 Raul Must, Estonian badminton player
1988 Nikki Blonsky, American actress, singer, and dancer
1988 Josip Čorić, Croatian-Bosnian footballer
1988 Cadeyrn Neville, Australian rugby player
1988 Analeigh Tipton, American model, actress, and figure skater
1988 Cheyenne Tozzi, Australian model and singer
1989 Baptiste Giabiconi, French model and singer
1990 Hodgy Beats, American rapper and producer
1990 Nosa Igiebor, Nigerian footballer
1997 Matthew Fisher, English cricketer

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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