November Birthdays 2014

November 30

Happy Birthday RIP “Mark Twain”(Samuel Langhorne Clemens 1835–1910) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill(1874–1965) Gordon Parks(1912–2006) Richard “Dick” Clark(1929–2012) ; Martin E. Brooks–89 Robert Guillaume(Williams)–87 Sir Ridley Scott–77 Mandel “Mandy” Patinkin–62 “Billy Idol”(William Broad)–59 “Stacey Q” Swain–56 Benjamin Stiller–49 “Clay Aiken”(Clayton Grissom)–36 ; 1982 – Michael Jackson’s second solo album, Thriller is released worldwide. It will become the best-selling record album in history.

November 29

Happy Birthday Jacques René Chirac–82 “Diane Ladd”(Rose Ladnier)–82 Chuck Mangione–74 Suzanne “Suzy” Chaffee–68 Garry Shandling–65 Joel Coen–60 Howard Mandel–59 Cathy Moriarty–54 Thomas Sizemore–53 Andrew McCarthy–52 Donald Cheadle–50 Jonathan Knight–46 Anna Faris–38 ; 1877 – Thomas Alva Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time with the words “Mary Had A Little Lamb” reproduced.

November 28

Happy Birthday RIP Anna Nicole Smith(Vickie Hogan 1967–2007) ; Randy Newman–71 Paul Shaffer–65 Edward Harris–64 Judd Nelson–55 “Jon Stewart”(Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz)–52 Ryan Kwanten–38 Alan Ritchson–30 ; 1925 – The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee as WSM Barn Dance.

November 27

Happy Birthday RIP Bruce Lee(李小龍 1940–1973) Edward “Eddie” Rabbitt(1941–1998) Johnny “Jimi” Hendrix(1942–1970) James Avery(1945–2013) ; Heidemarie “Jil” Sander–71 William “Bill” Nye–59 William Fichtner–58 Caroline Kennedy–57 Robin Givens–50 Michael Vartan–46 Jaleel White–38 ; 1910 – New York’s Penn Station opened ; 1924 – 1st Macys Thanksgiving Parade in NYC. ; 1978 – In San Francisco, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.

November 26

Happy Birthday RIP Charles Monroe Schulz(1922–2000) Robert Goulet(1933–2007) ; Richard “Rich” Little–76 “Tina Turner”(Anna Mae Bullock)–75 Mark Margolis–75 Adam Harrington–42 Peter Facinelli–41 Natasha Bedingfield–33 ; 1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded.

November 25

Happy Birthday RIP Ricardo Montalbán y Merino(1920–2009) Giuseppe “Joe” DiMaggio(1914–1999) ; Benjamin Stein–70 John Larroquette Jr–67 Amy Grant–54 William Burke–48 Stacy Lattisaw–48 Jillian Hennessy–46 Christina Applegate–43 Jerry Ferrara–35 ; 1926 – The deadliest November tornado outbreak in U.S. history strikes on Thanksgiving Day. Twenty-seven twisters of great strength are reported in the Midwest, including the strongest November tornado, an estimated F4, that devastates Heber Springs, Arkansas. There are 51 deaths in Arkansas alone, 76 deaths and over 400 injuries in all.

November 24

Happy Birthday RIP Geraldine Fitzgerald(1913–2005) ; William “Billy” Connolly–72 William “Dwight” Schultz–66 Denise Crosby–57 Garret Dillahunt–50 Colin Hanks–37 Katherine Heigl–36 ; 1859 – Charles Darwin publishes “On the Origin of Species”, which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology.

November 23

Happy Birthday RIP “Boris Karloff”(William Pratt 1887–1969) Adolph “Harpo” Marx(1888–1964) Michael Gough(1916–2011) Steve Landesberg(1936–2010) ; Bruce Vilanch–66 Bruce Hornsby–60 Christopher Hardwick–43 Destiny “Miley” Cyrus–22 ; 1889 – The jukebox made its debut, at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.

November 22

Happy Birthday RIP “Rodney Dangerfield”(Jacob Cohen 1921–2004) ; Robert Vaughn–82 Billie Jean King(Moffit)–71 Jamie Leigh Curtis–56 Mariel Hemingway–53 Stephen Geoffreys–50 Boris Becker–47 Mark Ruffalo–47 Scarlett Johansson–30 ; 1963 – President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas Texas. Suspected gunman Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested.

November 21

Happy Birthday RIP Corinne Griffith(Griffin 1894–1979) Stan Musial(1920–2013) Harold Ramis(1944–2014)  ; Margaret “Marlo” Thomas–77 Goldie Hawn–69 Lorna Luft–62 Colette “Nicollette” Sheridan–51 Björk Guðmundsdóttir–49 Robert “Rib” Hillis–44 “Chris Rockway”(Daniel Vomacka)–35 Jena Malone–30 ; 1877 – Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sounds.

November 20

Happy Birthday RIP Robert F. Kennedy(1925–1968) Franklin Cover(1928–2006) “Richard Dawson”(Colin Emm 1932–2012) ; Richard “Dick” Smothers–75 Joseph Biden Jr–72 Veronica Hamel–71 Joseph Walsh–67 “Bo Derek”(Mary Collins)–58 Joel McHale–43 David O’Donnell–40 ; 1966 – The musical “Cabaret,” with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, opened on Broadway ; 1974 – The United States Department of Justice files its final anti-trust suit against AT&T Corporation. This suit later leads to the breakup of AT&T and its Bell System.

November 19

Happy Birthday RIP Gene Tierney(1920–1991) Thomas Dorsey(1905–1956) ; “Larry King”(Lawrence Zeiger)–81 Richard “Dick” Cavett–78 Robert “Ted” Turner III–76 Richard “Calvin” Klein–72 Robert Beltran–61 Allison Janney–55 Margaret “Meg” Ryan(Hyra)–53 Ann Curry–58 Alicia “Jodie” Foster–52 Jack Dorsey–37 ; 1863 – President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.

November 18

Happy Birthday RIP Louis Daguerre(1787–1851) Imogene Fernandez de Coca(1908–2001) ; Brenda Vaccaro–75 Linda Evans(Evanstad)–72 Kevin Nealon–61 John Parr–60 Kim Wilde(Smith)–54 Owen Wilson–46 Chloë Sevigny–40 Damon Wayans Jr–32 ; 1928 – The first successful sound-synchronized animated cartoon, Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” starring Mickey Mouse, premiered in New York City ; 1963 – The first push-button telephone goes into service.  Mine was of course was a princess phone!

November 17

Happy Birthday RIP “Rock Hudson”(Roy Scherer Jr 1925–1985) ; Gordon Lightfoot–76 Martin Scorsese–72 Mary “Lauren” Hutton–71 Daniel DeVito Jr–70 Lorne Michaels(Lipowitz)–70 “RuPaul”(Andre Charles)–54 Rachel McAdams–36 Clarke Isaac Hanson–34 ; 1973 – President Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, Fla., that “People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook.” #LIAR

November 16

Happy Birthday RIP Oliver Burgess Meredith(1907–1997) ; David Leisure–64 Diana Krall–50 Lisa Bonet(Boney)–47 Martha Plimpton–44 Andrea “Missi” Pyle–42 Margolit “Maggie” Gyllenhaal–37 ; 1914 – The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens.

November 15

Happy Birthday RIP Georgia O’Keeffe(1887–1986) ; Joseph Wapner–95 Edward Asner–85 Petula Clark–82 Joanna Barnes–80 Samuel Waterston–74 Anni-Frid Lyngstad–69 Alexander O’Neal–61 Margaret Reed–58 Jonathan Lee Miller–42 Sean Murray–37 ; 1926 – The National Broadcasting Co. debuted with a radio network of 24 stations. 

November 14

Happy Birthday RIP Constance Ockelman(“Veronica Lake” 1922–1973) Edgar McLean Stevenson Jr.(1927–1996) Robert Keith Richey Jr.(“Brian Keith” 1921–1997) ; Peter Norton–71 Prince Charles Philip Mountbatten-Windsor–66 Condoleezza Rice–60 Yiànnis Hryssomàllis–60 Daniel Bernard Sweeney–53 Harland Williams–52 Patrick Warburton–50 Joshua Duhamel–42 Russell Tovey–33 ; 1851 – Herman Melville’s novel “Moby Dick” was published.

November 13

Happy Birthday RIP Gertrude Olmstead(1897–1975) Richard Mulligan(1932–2000) William “Jack” Elam(1920–2003) ; Garry Marshall(Maschiarelli)–80 Joseph Mantegna Jr–67 Frances Conroy–61 Tracy Scoggins–61 Christopher Noth–60 “Whoopi Goldberg”(Caryn Johnson)–59 James Kimmel–47 Steven Zahn–47 Gerard Butler–45 Jordan Bridges–41 Michael Copon–32 Kit Williamson–29 ; 1927 – The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City. ; 1956 – The United States Supreme Court declares Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

November 12

Happy Birthday RIP François-Auguste-René Rodin(1840–1917) Grace Kelly(1929–1982) ; Neil Young–69 Megan Mullally–55 Nadia Comăneci–53 Sammy Sosa–46 Craig Parker–44 Harvey Stephens–44 Ryan Gosling–34 Anne Hathaway–32 ; 1936 – In California, the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic. ; 1954 – Ellis Island closed after processing more than 20 million immigrants since opening in New York Harbor in 1892.

November 11

Happy Birthday RIP Jonathan Winters Jr(1925–2013) ; Barbara Levy Boxer–74 Stanley Tucci–54 “Demi Moore”(Demetria Guynes)–52 Calista Flockhart–50 Philip McKeon–50 Carson Kressley–45 Leonardo DiCaprio–40 John “Scoot” McNairy–37 ; 1750 – The F.H.C. Society, also known as the Flat Hat Club, is formed at Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia. It is the first college fraternity to be created. ; 1919 – Woodrow Wilson commemorates the first Armistice Day (Later to be called Veteran’s Day) “Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.”

November 10

Happy Birthday RIP Richard Burton(Jenkins 1925–1984) Vincent Schiavelli(1948–2005) Roy Scheider(1932–2008) Russell Johnson(1924–2014) ; “Jack Scalia”(Giacomo Tedesco)–64 “Sinbad”(David Adkins)–58 Laura Mackenzie Phillips–55 Thomas Davidson–51 Jonas Åkerlund–49 Tracy Morgan–46 Walton Goggins Jr–43 Ellen Pompeo–45 Heather Matarazzo–32 ; 1775 – The United States Marine Corps is founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia by Samuel Nicholas under authority of the Continental Congress. ; 1983 – Bill Gates introduces Windows 1.0

November 9

Happy Birthday RIP Carl Sagan(1934–1996) “Hedy Lamarr”(Hedwig Kiesler 1913–2000) ; Dorrel “Whitey” Herzog–83 Robert David Hall–67 Louis Ferrigno–63 Robert Duncan McNeill–50 Eric Dane–42 Nicholas Lachey–41 ; 1967 – First issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published.

November 8

Happy Birthday RIP Abraham Stoker(1847–1912) Esther Rolle(1920–1998) ; Norman Lloyd–100 Morley Safer–83 Bonnie Raitt–65 Mary Hart(Harum)–64 Christie Hefner–62 Alfre Woodard–62 “Chi Chi LaRue”(Larry Paciotti)–55 Leif Garrett(Per Nervik)–53 Gordon Ramsay–48 Parker Posey–46 Gretchen Mol–42 Tara Reid–39 ; 1895 – While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.

November 7

Happy Birthday RIP Dana “Plato” Strain(1964–1999) ; “Joni Mitchell”(Roberta Anderson)–71 Earl Boen–69 Judy Tenuta–58 Christopher Knight–57 Pierre David Guetta–47 Michelle Clunie–45 Jason and Jeremy London–42 ; 1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

November 6

Happy Birthday RIP Charles Henry Dow(1851–1902) ; Sally Field–68 Glenn Frey–66 Maria Shriver–59 Ethan Hawke–44 Rebecca Romijn–42 ; 1860 – Former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates for the U.S. presidency.

November 5

Happy Birthday RIP “Roy Rogers”(Leonard Slye 1911–1998) Vivien Leigh Hartley(1913–1967) Herbert Edelman(1933–1996) ; Elke Sommer(von Schletz)–74 Art Garfunkel–73 Samuel Shepard Rogers–71 Bryan Adams–55 Katherine Matilda Swinton–54 Scott Sowers–51 Tatum O’Neal–51 Armin Shimerman–50 Famke Janssen–50 Samuel Rockwell–46 Samuel “Page” Elliot–38 Paul Kevin Jonas–27 ; 1935 – Parker Brothers began marketing the board game “Monopoly.”

November 4

Happy Birthday RIP William “Will” Rogers(1879–1935) Arthur Carney(1918–2003) Walter Cronkite Jr(1916–2009) ; Doris Roberts(Green)–89 Loretta Swit–77 Laura Bush(Welch)–68 Marjorie “Markie” Post–64 Kathleen Griffin–54 Ralph Macchio–53 Jeffrey Probst–53 Matthew McConaughey–45 Sean Combs–45 Travis Van Winkle–32 ; 1952 – The United States government establishes the National Security Agency, or NSA. ; 2008 – Barack Obama becomes the first man of African-American descent to be elected President of the United States.

November 3

Happy Birthday RIP Charles Bronson(Buchinsky 1921–2003) Michael Evans(1949–2006) ; Michael Dukakis–81 Kenneth Berry–81 Tom Savini–68 Roseanne Barr–62 Kate Capshaw(Kathleen Nail)–61 Dennis Miller–61 “Adam Ant”(Stuart Goddard)–60 Kathy Kinney–60 Hans “Dolph” Lundgren–57 ; 1911 – The Chevrolet Motor Car Co. was founded in Detroit by Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant.

November 2

Happy Birthday RIP Burton Lancaster(1913–1994) ; “Stefanie Powers”(Stefania Federkiewicz)–72 Kate Linder–67 Kathryn Dawn “k.d.” Lang–53 David Schwimmer–48 Sean Kanan(Perelman)–48 Cornell “Nelly” Haynes Jr–39 Randolph Harrison–37 ; 1920 – In the United States, KDKA of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania starts broadcasting as the first commercial radio station. The first broadcast is the result of the United States presidential election, 1920.

November 1

Happy Birthday RIP Marcia Wallace(1942–2013) ; Barbara Bosson–75 Larry Claxton Flynt Jr.–72 Lyle Lovett–57 Peter Ostrum–57 Rachel Ticotin–56 Timothy Cook–54 Antonia “Toni” Collette–42 Jennifer “Jenny” McCarthy–42 Penn Badgley–28 ; 1512 – Michelangelo’s paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first exhibited to the public ; 1604 – William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello is presented for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London. ; 1897 – The first Library of Congress building opens its doors to the public. The Library had been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.