November 20 Birthdays in History - November 20 Deaths - November 20 Events
1981 Jilen Siroky, 200m breaststroke 1996 Olympics
1976 Dominique Dawes, Silver Spring, Maryland, gymnast, Olympics-gold/brz-92, 96
1976 Elisa Blair, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1974 Brad Williams, cricketer, Victoria and Young Australia fast bowler
1974 Drew Ginn, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1974 Jerald Moore, running back for the St. Louis Rams
1974 Kirk Reynolds, Outlook Saskatchwan, trap shooter 1996 Olympics
1974 Marissa Ryan, actress, Elizabeth MacGillis-Major Dad
1973 Brad Keeney, WLAF defensive tackle for the Scotland Claymores
1973 Matthew Smith, Australian field hockey forward 1996 Olympics
1972 Riddick Parker, WLAF defensive tackle, Rhein Fire, Seattle Seahawks
1972 Trent Pollard, NFL guard for the Cincinnati Bengals
1972 Yanick Dupre, Montreal, NHL left wing for the Philadelphia Flyers
1971 Dion Nash, cricketer, New Zealand right-arm medium-pacer 1992-
1971 Joey Galloway, NFL wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks
1971 Robert Wijnands, Dutch soccer player for the FC Utrecht
1971 Angelica Bridges, American Actress
1970 Sabrina Lloyd, born in Fairfax, Virginia, actress, television and films, played role of Wade Welles in TV series, 'Sliders'
1970 Trevor Cobb, WLAF running back for the Amsterdam Admirals
1970 Matt Blunt, born in Springfield, Missouri, politician, Republican, 54th Governor of Missouri, formerly an officer in the U.S. Navy
1969 Chris Harris, cricketer, son of Zin New Zealand all-rounder in ODI's
1969 Konstantin Semyonov, Israel, Men's pole vaulter, 1996 Olympics
1969 Malvin Hunter, CFL defensive end for the Edmonton Eskimos
1969 Richard Dickson Reid, New Zealand, road race cyclist 1996 Olympics
1969 Silvia Sommaggio, Italian 5k runner
1968 Jeff Tarango, California, tennis star, defaulted 1995 Wimbledon
1968 Keith Rucker, NFL defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals
1968 Ming Na-Wen, actress, ER, One Night Stand, Lien-As the World Turns
1968 Richard Clarke, born in Toronto, Ontario, Yachter Finn 1996 Olympics
1967 Alex Arias, New York City, infielder for the Florida Marlins
1967 Chris Childs, NBA guard, New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks
1967 Chris Patton, Fountain Inn, South Carolina, Nike golfer, 1993 New Mexico Charity Classic
1967 Jeff Cotler, born in Long Beach, California, actor, Brian-Struck by Lightning
1965 Andrew Stewart, CFL defensive tackle for the Toronto Argonauts
1965 Mike Diamond, born in New York City, New York, rap vocalist, Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight
1965 Michael Diamond, also known as Mike D, American Musician
1964 John Maclean, Oshawa, NHL right wing for the New Jersey Devils
1964 Ned Vaughn, born in Huntsville, Alabama, actor, television and films include 'Apollo 13', 'Frost Nixon', '24' and 'Criminal Minds'
1962 Steve Alexander, rocker, Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret
1959 Sean Young, born in Louisville, Kentucky, actress, Dune, Young Doctor in Love
1957 James Brown, British reggae singer/drummer, UB40-Red Red Wine
1956 Dan Powers, rock guitarist, Michael Stanley Band
1956 Mark Gastineau, NFL end, New York Jets, Pro Bowl 1981-85
1956 Sergei Gayevich Severin, Russian cosmonaut
1955 Bo Derek, Mary Collins, born in Long Beach, California, actress, 10, Tarzan the Ape Man
1955 Thea Vidale, actress, Family Matters
1955 Timothy Kristian Charles Mace, Great Britain, cosmonaut
1954 Steve Dahl, California, Chicago's anti-disco DJ, WLS-FM
1953 Greg Gibson, Stafford, Virginia, Greco-Roman wrestler 1984 Olympics silver
1950 Gary Green, born in Stroud Green, England, guitarist for Gentle Giant rock band, worked with Billy Sherwood on album, 'Back Against The Wall', 2005
1949 Juha Mieto, Finland, 15KM skier 1980 Olympics silver
1949 Ray Vitte, New York City, actor, Doc, Cody-Quest
1949 Jeff Dowd, American Actor
1948 Richard Masur, New York City, actor, David-One Day at a Time
1948 Samuel E Wright, Camden, South Carolina, actor, Enos, Ball Four
1948 John Bolton, American Statesman
1947 George Grantham, Oklahoma, rock drummer/vocalist, Poco
1947 Joe Walsh, Wichita, Kansas, guitarist/rocker, Eagles-Take it Easy
1947 Mardell Wilkins, LPGA golfer
1946 Duane Allman, born in Nashville, Tennessee, rock guitarist, Allman Brothers
1946 John "Blackfoot" Colbert, U.S. singer, Soul Children, Taxi
1946 Judy Woodruff, newscaster, McNeil Lehrer Report
1945 Dan McBride, rocker, Sha Na Na
1945 Rachid Mimouni, born in Boudouaou, Algeria, author, teacher at Ecole superieure du commerce, Algiers, wrote 'La Malediction'
1944 Anthea Stewart, Zimbabwe, field hockey coach/player, Olympic-1980
1943 Robert Lindsay Thomas, born in Patterson, Georgia, Representative-D-Georgia 1983 - 1993
1943 Veronica Hamel, Philadelphia, actress, Joyce-Hill St. Blues, 79 Park Ave
1942 Joe Biden, born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Senator-D-Delaware 1973 - 2009, 47th Vice President of the U.S.
1942 Meredith Monk, Lima Peru, choreographer-composer-performing artist
1942 Norman Greenbaum, Massachusetts, folk singer, Spirit in the Sky
1941 Gary Karr, born in Los Angeles, California, double-bassist, Oslo Philharmonic
1940 Bob Einstein, born in Los Angeles, California, comedian, Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne
1940 Helma Sanders-Brahms, Emden Germany, director, Apple Trees, Manoever
1939 Dick Smothers, New York City, comedian, Smother Brothers' Show
1938 Tony White, cricketer, 2 Tests WI vs. Australia 1965
1937 Eero Mantyranta, Finland, nordic ski relay 1960 Olympics gold
1937 Jack Linkletter, born in San Francisco, California, TV host, Haggis Baggis, Hootenanny
1937 Ruth Laredo, nee Meckler, born in Detroit, Michigan, concert pianist
1936 Don DeLillo, American Novelist
1934 Valentine J Peter, born in Omaha, Nebraska, priest, Boy's Town 1985-
1934 R. W. Apple, Jr., American Journalist
1932 John Barnes Chance, composer
1932 Richard Dawson, Hampshire England, actor, Hogan's Heroes, Family Feud
1929 Dick Clark, Mount Vernon, New York, TV host, American Bandstand
1929 Donald Ray January, Plainview, Texas, PGA golfer, 1960 Tucson Open
1929 Kenneth DeWitt Schermerhorn, Schenectady, New York, conductor, Amer Ballet
1928 Franklin Cover, Cleveland, actor, Tom-The Jeffersons
1928 Rex Reason, Berlin Germany, actor, Man Without a Gun, Roaring 20s
1927 Estelle Parsons, Lynn Massachusetts, actress, Rachel Rachel, Bonnie and Clyde
1926 Kaye Ballard, born in Cleveland, Ohio, actress/comedienne, Kaye-Mothers-in-Law
1925 Judy Woodruff, news analyst and commentator
1925 June [Shirley L] Christy, U.S., jazz singer, Tampico
1925 Maya Plisetskaya, prima ballerina, Bolshoi Ballet
1925 Robert Francis Kennedy, Brookline, Mass, D-Sen-NY, AG; assassinated
1925 Robert Kennedy, American Politician
1924 Benoit Mandelbrot, Warsaw Poland, mathematician, proved Zipf's law
1923 Beryl Sprinkel, Missouri, economist, Council of Economic Advisers
1923 Nadine Gordimer, South African author, July's people, Nobel 1991
1921 Phyllis Thaxter, Portland Maine, actress, Nora, Ft. Worth
1921 Jim Garrison, American Public Servant
1920 Armin Schibler, composer
1920 Douglas Dick, Charlestown, West Virginia, actor, Carl-Waterfront
1920 Gene Tierney, Brooklyn, actress, Laura, Razor's Edge, Ghost and Mrs. Muir
1919 Dulcie Gray, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, actress, Mine Own Executioner
1919 Evelyn Keyes, Port Arthur, Texas, actress, Adventure of Martin Eden
1919 Halka Grossman, resistance fighter/politician
1919 John McCarthy, composer
1918 Dora Ratjen, Germany, man possing as woman high jumper, 1936 Olympics
1918 Corita Kent, born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, artist, educator, mediums include silkscreen, serigraphy, producing fine art with messages of love and peace, famous work includes the 1985 Love Samp and Rainbow Swash
1917 Max Georg Baumann, composer
1917 Pam Henningen, Cornelia CP Ingenegeren, Indonesian/Dutch dancer
1917 Ram Gopal, Indies/English dancer, Blue Peter, Purple Plain
1917 Robert Byrd, born in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Senator 1959 - 2010
1916 Ferdinand AM van der Ham, Dutch WW II resistance fighter
1916 Judy Canova, born in Jacksonville, Florida, comedienne/actress, Cannonball
1916 Robert A Bruce, Maryland, pioneer, exercise cardiology
1916 William John Elwyn Davies, painter
1915 Kon Ichikawa, Japan, director, Matatabi, Money Talks
1914 Emilio Pucci, Naples, fashion designer, Neiman-Marcus Award-1954
1911 Jean Shiley, U.S., high jumper 1932 Olympics gold
1910 Pauli Murray, famous African
1909 Alan Bible, born in Lovelock, Nevada, Senator-D-Nevada, 1954 - 1974
1908 Alistair Cooke, Manchester England, TV host, Masterpiece Theatre
1907 Fran Allison, LaPorte City Iowa, actress, Kukla, Fran and Ollie
1907 Henri-Georges Clouzot, France, director, Le salaire de la peur
1904 Alexandra Danilova, ballet great
1902 Wolfgang Kunkel, German law historian
1900 Chester Gould, cartoonist, Dick Tracy
1899 Juan Vicente Lecuna, composer
1897 Lores Bonney, aviator
1897 Margaret Sutherland, composer
1896 Mykhaylo Verikivsky, composer
1894 Carl Mayer, Graz, actor, Dreaming Lips, Ariane, Sunrise
1892 James B Collip, Canadian biochemist/physiologist, insulin
1891 Leon Cadore, pitcher, pitched all of 26 inning game
1891 Reginald Denny Richmond England, actor, Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman
1890 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter
1890 Robert Armstrong, Saginaw, Michigan, actor, Mighty Joe Young, King Kong
1889 Edwin Hubble, astronomer, discoverer of galaxies, red shift
1889 Edwin Powell Hubble, American Scientist
1886 Karl von Frisch, zoologist/bee expert, Nobel 1973
1884 Norman Thomas, Marion Ohio, socialist, President Candidate 1928-48
1879 Franz Pfemfert, writer
1873 Daniel Gregory Mason, Brookline Massachusetts, composer, Chanticker
1873 Willem Roell, Dutch general/founder, Ordedienst
1871 William H Kilpatrick, U.S. mathematician/philosopher/educator
1871 Arthur Guiterman, American Comedian
1869 Clark Griffith, Missouri, baseball player/manager, New York Yankees
1867 Vicente Ripolles, composer
1866 Kenesaw Mountain Landis, judge/1st commissioner of baseball
1864 Gerard W. Kernkamp, Dutch historian/editor, Groene Amsterdammer
1863 Maria H "Mina" Beersmans, Flemish actress, Black Griet
1862 Willem H Vliegen, Dutch typographer/co-founder/chairman, SDAP
1858 Selma Lagerlof, Sweden, novelist, Tales of a Manor-Nobel 1909
1850 Arthor Goring Thomas, composer
1841 Wilfrid Laurier, L, 7th Canadian PM, 1896-1911
1836 John Thomas Croxton, Major General Union volunteers
1834 Franjo Zaver Kuhac, composer
1830 Patrick Henry Jones, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1819 Edouard Joseph Stevens, Belgian animal painter/graphic artist
1802 James Lawrence Lardner, Commander Union Navy
1781 Karl F Eichhorn, German law historian
1766 John Wall Calcott, composer
1765 Friedrich Heinrich Himmel, composer
1761 Pius VIII, Francesco S Castiglioni, Italy, 253rd Pope, 1829-30
1759 Nikolaus Paul Zmeskall, composer
1757 Giovanni Battista Gaiani, composer
1752 Thomas Chatterton, English poet, Christabel
1726 Oliver Wolcott, Ct-Gov, signed Declaration of Independence
1652 Romanus Weichlein, composer
1625 Artus II Quellinus "the Young", Flemish sculptor, baptised
1620 Peregrine White, son of Wm and Susanna White, born aboard Mayflower
1606 Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian
1602 Otto von Guericke, inventor, air pump
1327 Bassui Tokusho, Zen founder, Kogakuji monastery in Nakamura Japan