November 12 Birthdays in History - November 12 Deaths - November 12 Events
1980 Ryan Gosling, Canadian Actor
1977 Jennifer Smith, Miss Maryland Teen USA 1996
1976 Scott Mark Cameron, Dunedin New Zealand, 4x200m relay swimmer 1996 Olympics
1975 Angela Watson, actress, Karen Foster-Step by Step
1975 Chris Wells, Calgary, NHL center for the Pittsburgh Penguins
1975 Gretchen Durgin, Miss USA-New Hampshire 1997
1975 Nina Brosh, Afula Israel, model, Drakkar
1975 Tevin Jermod Campbell, born in Dallas, Texas, rapper
1973 Colin Morgan, Calgary Alberta, 78 kg judoka 1996 Olympics
1973 Keith Morgan, Calgary Alberta, 95 kg judoka 1996 Olympics
1973 Melanie Gaffin, born in Santa Monica, California, actress, Cheryl-Whiz Kids
1973 Zahir Shah, cricketer, attention-grabbing Rawalpindi leg-spinner
1973 Radha Mitchell, Australian Actress
1971 Heidi Burge, WNBA forward for the Los Angeles Sparks
1971 Shakeel Ahmed, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper, v West Indies 1993
1970 Tonya Harding, born in Portland, Oregon, figure skater, 1994 Olympics/U.S. Champ 1994
1969 Iain Sydie, North York Ontario, badminton player 1996 Olympics
1969 Trevor Shaw, CFL slot back for the BC Lions
1968 Derek Bell, Tampa Florida, outfielder for the Houston Astros
1968 Irina Privalova, Russian runner, indoor world record 50/60m
1968 Randy Knorr, San Gabriel California, catcher for the Houston Astros
1968 Sammy Sosa, born in San Pedro, Dominican Republic, outfielder for the Chicago Cubs
1968 Kathleen Hanna, American Musician
1967 Charlie Pennaelino, Queens, New York, rocker, Linear-I Never Felt This Way
1967 Michael Moorer, boxing heavyweight champ, defeated Holyfield-1994
1966 David Schwimmer, Queens, New York, actor, Ross-Friends
1965 Mike Keim, NFL tackle for the Seattle Seahawks
1964 Erik Howard, NFL defensive tackle/end for the New York Jets
1964 Gerald Perry, NFL tackle for the Oakland Raiders
1964 Jakob Hlasek, Czechoslovakia, tennis star
1964 Dave Ellefson, born in Jackson, Minnesota, bass guitar player, founder and member, thrash metal band, Megadeth
1963 Laurie Brower, born in Long Beach, California, LPGA golfer, 1994 Lady Keystone-9th
1962 Jeff Reed, Joliet, Illinois, catcher for the Colorado Rockies
1962 Wim Kieft, Dutch soccer star, Ajax/Gir de Bordeaux/PSV
1961 Chela Quintana, Venezuela, LPGA golfer, 8 time Venezuelan Amat Champ
1961 Greg Gagne, Fall River, Massachusetts, infielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers
1961 Nadia Comaneci, born in Romania, gymnast, 5 Gold Medals 1976, 1980 Olympics, 3 Silver Medals 1976, 1980 Olympics, Bronze Medal 1976 Olympics
1960 Bertice Berry, talk show host, Bertice
1958 Megan Mullally, American Actress
1957 Gail Castro, born in Glendale California, WPVA volleyballer, U.S. Open-1991, 1996 Olympics
1957 Marta Figueras-Dotti, born in Madrid, Spain, LPGA golfer, 1994 Hawaiian Open
1956 Rhonda Shear, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, comedian, Up All Night
1955 Leslie McKeown, rock vocalist, Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night
1954 Bharat Reddy, cricket wicket-keeper, India 1979
1954 Paul McNamee, Australia, tennis star
1952 Ernie Fletcher, American Politician
1949 Arthur "Pooch" Tavares, rocker
1949 Jack Reed, born in Cranston, Rhode Island, Representative-D-Rhode Island 1997 -
1948 Errol Brown, Kingston Jamaica, rock vocalist, Hot Chocolate
1947 Donald Roeser, rock guitarist and vocalist, Blue Oyster Cult
1947 Patrice Leconte, director, Monsieur Hire, Hairdresser's Husband
1945 Al Michaels, Brooklyn, sportscaster, ABC Monday Night Baseball/Football
1945 Michael Bishop, U.S., sci-fi author, Nebula, Stolen Faces
1945 Neil Young, Toronto, singer and songwriter, Cosby, Sills and Young
1945 Valerie Leon, born in London, England, actress, Blood from Mummy's Tomb
1944 Johan van Doorn, Johnny the Selfkicker, Dutch poet, War and Porridge
1943 Brian Hyland, Queens, New York, rocker, She Wore an Itsy Bitsy ... Bikini
1943 Jimmy "Bro" Hayes, U.S. singer, Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk
1943 John Maus, New York City, rock vocalist, Walker Brothers
1943 Wallace Shawn, New York City, actor, My Dinner with Andre, Princess Bride
1941 Jennifer Helen McLeod, composer
1940 Ria Lubbers, wife of Dutch premier Ruud Lubbers
1939 Lucia Popp, Uhorska Ves Czechoslovakia, soprano, Die Zauberflote
1939 Ruby Nash Curtis, U.S. singer, Romantics-Our Day Will Come
1937 Ina Balin, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Danger in Paradise
1937 Peter Lloyd, born in England, politician, Conservative Party, Member of Parliament for Fareham 1979 - 2001
1937 Richard H. Truly, born in Fayette, Mississippi, Rear Admiral USN astronaut, STS-T-2, T-4, 2, 8
1936 Mort Shuman, born in Brooklyn, New York, singer, songwriter, pianist, co-wrote 'Viva Las Vegas', ' Turn Me Loose', compositions recorded by Dion, Andy Williams, Bobby Darin, Elvis Presley
1936 Robert White, born in Billmyre, Pennsylvania, guitarist, African-American musician, performed guitar riff on The Temptations hit, My Girl
1935 Jerry Douglas, born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, actor, John Abbott-Young and Restless
1935 Terry Johnson, U.S. R&B singer, Flamingos-I Know Better
1934 Ann Flood, Jamaica, New York, actress, Edge of Night
1934 Charles Manson, No Name Maddox, Cin, Ohio, criminal, Tate-Labianco
1933 Peter Post, Dutch bicyclist, 8x European Champion at Derny-drive
1933 Diane Watson, American Politician
1931 Bob Crewe, born in Newark, New Jersey, American songwriter, singer, co-wrote with Bob Gaudio, Top 10 singles for The Four Seasons, recorded with Bobby Darin, Roberta Flack, Patti LaBelle
1931 Norman Mineta, born in San Jose, California, Representative-R-California 1975 - 1995, U.S. Secretary of Commerce 2000 - 2001, U.S. Secretary of Transportation 2001 - 2006
1930 Tonke Dragt, Dutch children book author, Towers of February
1929 Michael Ende, writer
1928 Grace Kelly, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, actress, Rear Window, Princess, Monaco
1928 Johan B. W. Polak, Dutch publisher/publicist, Bloom of Decadence
1927 Sunset Carson, Michael Harrison, Plainview, Texas, actor, Cat of Rockies
1922 Kim Hunter, Janet Cole, Det, Michigan, actress, Planet of the Apes, Lilith
1921 Robert Fleming, composer
1920 Richard Quine, born in Detroit, Michigan, actor and director, Clay Pigeon
1917 Joseph Coors, CEO, Adolph Coors Co Brewery
1917 Jo Stafford, born in California, American pop and jazz singer, pioneer of modern musical parody
1916 Jean Papineau-Couture, composer
1916 Liam Dunn, New Jersey, actor, Koska and his Family
1915 Roland Barthes, French literary critic, L'Empire des Signer
1914 Edward "Henricus" Schillebeeckx, Dutch theologist
1914 Roberto Cavanagh, Argentina, polo 1936 Olympics gold
1914 Sylvi Saimo, Finland, 500m kayak 1952 Olympics gold
1912 Alphonse [Tuffy] Leemans, NFL fullback for the New York Giants
1911 Luc Estang, Lucien Bastard, French writer, Stigmates
1911 William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian
1910 A "Dudley" Nourse, cricketer, son of Dave, brilliant South African bat
1909 Bukka White, born in Houston, Mississippi, Booker T. Washington White, gave cousin B.B. King his first guitar, celebrated as National steel guitarist, wrote "Parchman Farm Blues"
1908 Hans Werner Richter, German author, Socially Responsible Cinema
1908 Harry A Blackmun, Illinois, 100th Supreme Court justice, 1970-94
1908 Shamus Culhane, animator
1908 Harry A. Blackmun, American Judge
1905 Evgeny Grigor'yevich Bruslovsky, composer
1905 Solon Michaelides, composer
1903 Jack Oakie, Sedalia, Missouri, actor, Great Dictator, 1974 Photoplay Award
1898 Abraham J D van Oosten, Dutch poet and author, His Master's Voice
1897 Karl Marx, Germany, composer and conductor
1889 DeWitt Wallace, St. Paul, Minnesota, publisher, founded Readers Digest, 1921
1886 L G Kortenhorst, politician
1886 Leonardus G Kortenhorst, Dutch MP, KVP
1877 Warren R. Austin, American Politician
1867 Joseph McCabe, English Writer
1866 Sun Yat-sen, father of modern China, ROC and PRC, traditional
1865 Frans L M "Sas" van Aerschot, Flemish operetta actor, Paljas
1865 Herbert Trench, Irish Poet
1858 Alexis Contant, composer
1853 Oskar Panizza, writer
1852 John Oxenham, British Journalist
1844 Octave Fouque, composer
1841 John W. Rayleigh, England, physicist, Nobel 1904, Cambridge, 1908-14
1840 Auguste Rodin, France, sculptor, Kiss, Thinker
1833 Aleksandr Porfirievich Borodin, Russia, composer, Robert LeDiable
1831 Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun, Austria botanist
1827 Gustav Adolf Merkel, composer
1817 Baha'u'llah, Mirza Husayn Ali, founded Baha'i faith
1817 Carlo Pedrotti, composer
1817 Martin Gustav Nottebohm, composer
1815 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Johnstown, New York, suffragist, 80 Years and More
1815 Ida von Duringsfeld, German author, Vd Schelde bis zur Mas
1790 Letitia Christian Tyler, 1st wife of President Tyler
1757 Jacobus Bellamy, Zealand poet
1755 Gerhard JD von Scharnhorst, Prussia milt/minister of War, 1807-10
1748 Carlos IV, King of Spain, 1788-1808
1676 Giovanni Antonio Pollarolo, composer
1651 Juana Ines de La Cruz, Mexico, poet/nun/feminist, Primero Sueno
1615 Richard Baxter, English Clergyman