Day Wise History - On This Day - 21 November - SSC EXAM LIVE

बुधवार, 20 नवंबर 2019

Day Wise History - On This Day - 21 November


Historical Events on November 21

  • 164 BC During Maccabbean revolt Judas Maccabaeus recaptures Jersusalem and rededicates the Second Temple, commemorated since as Jewish festival Hanukkah
  • 235 St Anterus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 695 Pope Sergius names Willibrord as Archbishop Clemens of Friezen
  • 1272 Following Henry III of England's death on November 16, his son Prince Edward becomes King of England.
  • 1317 Frederik of Sierck/Zyrick becomes bishop of Utrecht
  • 1620 Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Provincetown Harbor, Mass
  • 1620 Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims at Cape Cod [O.S. Nov 11]
  • 1654 Richard Johnson, a free black, granted 550 acres in Virginia
  • 1696 J Vanbrughe's "Relapse or Virtue in Danger" premieres in London
  • 1729 Netherlands signs Treaty of Seville
  • 1759 Battle at Maxen: Prussian army surrenders to Austrians
  • 1783 Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and Marquis d'Arlandes make 1st manned free balloon flight in a Montgolfier balloon
  • 1787 Andrew Jackson admitted to the bar
  • 1789 North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th US state
  • 1791 Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to 1st Lieutenant and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.
  • 1794 Honolulu Harbor discovered
  • 1806 Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with Britain
  • 1813 Stettin surrenders to allied armies
  • 1818 Russia's Tsar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine
  • 1824 First Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1834 HMS Beagle anchors at Bay of San Carlos, Chile
  • 1837 Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times
  • 1847 Steamer "Phoenix" is lost on Lake Michigan, kills 200
  • 1848 Alfred de Musset's "Andre del Sarto" premieres in Paris
  • 1848 Cincinnati Turngemeinde founded
  • 1849 Friedrich Hebbel's "Der Rubin" premieres in Vienna
  • 1852 Duke Uiversity, founded in 1838 as Union Institute, chartered as Normal College
  • 1864 -22] Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia
  • 1865 Shaw University forms in Raleigh NC
  • 1871 Moses F Gale patents a cigar lighter (NYC)
  • 1871 The first human cannonball, Emilio Onra, is fired
  • 1876 Skirmish between HM Stanley's expedition & natives
  • 1880 Henry Stanley & Pierre de Brazza quarrel about possession of Congo
  • 1901 Richard Strauss' opera "Feuersnot" premieres in Dresden
  • 1902 1st night football game, Philadelphia Athletics beats Kanaweola AC, 39-0
  • 1902 Baseball's Philadelphia Athletics & Phillies form pro football teams, joining Pitts Stars in 1st attempt at a National Football League
  • 1902 The Canadian government appoints a commission to consider revising, classifying, and consolidating the many public statutes passed over the years
  • 1905 1st match ever played in the Australian National Tennis Championships
  • 1906 China prohibits the opium trade
  • 1914 Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
  • 1914 British army conquers Bazra
  • 1916 HMHS Britannic sinks in the Aegean Sea after a mine explodes, killing 30 people
  • 1917 Maxim Gorky calls Vladimir Lenin a blind fanatic and unthinking adventurer
  • 1918 2 German ammunition trains explode in Hamont Belgium, 1,750 die
  • 1918 Polish soldiers organize a pogrom against Jews of Galicia, Poland
  • 1918 The German High Seas Fleet of 5 battlecruisers, 9 battleships, 7 cruisers and 49 destroyers surrendered to the British Grand Fleet and were shepherded into the Firth of Forth
  • 1920 Karel Capék's "Vec Makropulos" premieres in Prague
  • 1920 Mussolini's squad begins terror, 11 die in Bologna, Italy
  • 1921 The trial of the accused of the Bulhoek Massacre commences in South Africa
  • 1922 Rebecca L Felton (Ga) sworn in as first female US Senator
  • 1924 British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin cancels Labour contract with USSR
  • 1925 Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears
  • 1933 1st US ambassador to USSR, W.C. Bullitt, begins service
  • 1934 "Uiver" returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race
  • 1934 NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)
  • 1935 Jean Giraudoux' "La Guerre de Troie n'Aura" premieres in Paris
  • 1937 Dmitri Shostakovich's 5th Symphony premieres in Lenningrad, with the ovation lasting over an hour
  • 1938 -24] Belgian king Leopold III visits Netherlands
  • 1938 Nazi forces occupy western Czechoslovakia and declare inhabitants to be German citizens
  • 1940 Nazi occupiers forbid building schools in Netherlands
  • 1941 German troops occupy Rostov-on-Don, Southern Russia
  • 1942 Adolf Hitler names field marshal Erich von Manstein commander of the newly-created Army Group Don (Heeresgruppe Don)
  • 1943 7 Belgian ministers in London criticise King Leopold III for surrendering to Germany
  • 1944 Personnel & executive staff of Philips demonstrate for more food
  • 1945 Benjamin Britten's 2nd String quartet in C premieres
  • 1945 General Motors workers go on strike
  • 1946 Georgi Dimitrov elected premier of Bulgaria
  • 1946 Harry Truman becomes 1st US President to travel in a submerged sub
  • 1946 "The Best Years of Our Lives", film directed by William Wyler, based on MacKinlay Kantor's novella Glory for Me, starring Myrna Loy and Fredric March, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1947)
  • 1947 Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to win National Wrestlingg Association world heavyweight title
  • 1949 Bill Veeck sells Indians for $22 million
  • 1952 1st US postage stamp in 2 colors (rotary process) introduced
  • 1952 Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1953 WKJG TV channel 33 in Ft Wayne, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce the "Piltdown Man" skull, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax
  • 1955 Argentina asks Panama for return of ex-president Peron
  • 1955 KTVO TV channel 3 in Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Don Newcombe wins NL MVP & 1st-ever Cy Young Award
  • 1959 Jack Benny (violin) & Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet
  • 1960 Bob Scheffing signs to manage Tigers after Casey Stengel turns it down
  • 1962 The Chinese People's Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.
  • 1963 US President John F. Kennedy flies to Texas (assassinated the next day)
  • 1964 "Something More!" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • 1964 "Zizi" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 1964 Pope Paul VI signs 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
  • 1964 Verrazano-Narrows suspension bridge opens in New York City, then the world's longest
  • 1965 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port, Israel
  • 1965 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk, USSR
  • 1966 Dutch government of Zijlstra forms
  • 1967 Phillip & Jay Kunz fly a kite a record 28,000 feet
  • 1967 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: "I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing."
  • 1968 Cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt
  • 1968 Supremes & The Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
  • 1969 KXIX (now KVCT) TV channel 19 in Victoria, TX (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1969 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1970 General Hafez al-Assad becomes Prime Minister of Syria following military coup
  • 1970 NY Knicks 1st game against Cleve Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at Madison Square Garden
  • 1970 17th National Film Awards (India): "Bhuvan Shome" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1971 NY Rangers scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • 1971 Richard Baker becomes teacher of San Francisco Zen Center
  • 1971 Battle of Garibpur: Indian troops aided by the Mukti Bahini, Bengali guerrillas, defeat the army of Pakistan
  • 1972 Red Sox Carlton Fisk wins AL Rookie of Year, Mets Jon Matlack wins NL
  • 1973 Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) wins MLB's NL MVP
  • 1973 US President Richard Nixon's attorney, J Fred Buzhardt, reveals presence of 18½ minute gap in a White House tape recording related to Watergate
  • 1974 Freedom of Information Act passed by Congress over President Ford's veto
  • 1974 Birmingham pub bombings: 21 civilians killed when bombs explode at two pubs in Birmingham, England (deadliest attack in England during "the Troubles")
  • 1975 Linda McCartney drug charges in US are dropped
  • 1976 "Rocky" directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Sylvester Stallone premieres in New York (Best Picture 1977)
  • 1976 26th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins
  • 1977 First flight of Concorde (London to New York)
  • 1977 Orioles 1st baseman Eddie Murray wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1977 "All 'N All" 8th studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1978)
  • 1978 Bob Horner of Braves wins NL Rookie of Year Award
  • 1979 Crowd at Islamabad, Pakistan attack US embassy, 1 dies
  • 1980 Dallas' "Who Shot JR?" episode (Kristen) gets a 53.3 rating (83 mill) in the US
  • 1980 Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84
  • 1980 Gene Michael named 25th New York Yankees manager, replacing Dick Howser, who resigns
  • 1980 John Lennon and Yoko Ono pose nude for photographer Allan Tannenbaum
  • 1980 "Hi Infidelity" 9th studio album by REO Speedwagon is released
  • 1981 400,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against cruise missiles
  • 1981 Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" single goes #1 & stays for 10 weeks
  • 1982 32nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
  • 1983 "Doonesbury" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 104 performances
  • 1986 Central African Republic adopts constitution
  • 1986 Suriname army leader Desi Bouterse massacres Moiwana village
  • 1987 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very 1989 Law banning smoking on most domestic flights signed by US President George H. W. Bush
  • 1989 TV cameras permitted in British House of Commons
  • 1990 Michael Milken is sentenced to 10 years for security law violations
  • 1990 French President François Mitterrand voices support for a proposed UN resolution that would authorize the use of force in the Persian Gulf
  • 1991 Poetess Maria Elene Cruz Varela arrested in Cuba
  • 1992 Jan Karlsson swims world record 50m butterfly (23.80 sec)
  • 1992 Jani Sievinen swims world record 100m medley (53.78 sec)
  • 1992 Louise Karlsson swims world record 50m freestyle (31.19 sec)
  • 1992 Oregon Senator Bob Packwood issues apology for unwelcome sexual advances
  • 1993 "Cinderella" closes at New York State Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • 1993 "Cyrano - The Musical" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 137 performances
  • 1993 Neo-fascist MSI wins 36% of municipal elections in Rome
  • 1993 Top seeded German tennis player Steffi Graf wins WTA Tour Championship; beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1 at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1993 German tennis star Michael Stich scores a 7–6, 2–6, 7–6, 6–2 win over American Pete Sampras to win his first and only ATP Tour World Championship title in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1994 1st-class cricket debut of Andrew Symonds (Queensland v NSW, SCG)
  • 1995 Dow Jones closes above 5,000 for 1st time
  • 1995 Israel grants jailed US spy Jonathan Pollard citizenship
  • 1995 New double Beatle CD released with new song "Free as a Bird"
  • 1996 "Rehearsal" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
  • 1996 A propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store and office building in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 33.
  • 1999 Repeat of previous year's final, but different result; American tennis star Lindsay Davenport beats Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-2 for the WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1999 Elian Gonzalez, Cuban boy at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, departs from Cuba with his mother
  • 1999 51st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Jarrett wins
  • 2002 NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.
  • 2004 The second round of the Ukrainian presidential election is held, unleashing massive protests and controversy over the election's integrity.
  • 2004 Island of Dominica hit by the most destructive earthquake in its history. Damage concentrated in the north and the town of Portsmouth. Also felt in neighboring Guadeloupe, where one person is killed.
  • 2004 The Paris Club agrees to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq's external debt.
  • 2004 CFL Grey Cup, Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa: Toronto Argonauts defeat BC Lions, 27-19; first Grey Cup game played on next-generation FieldTurf surface
  • 2004 56th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kurt Busch wins
  • 2004 Roger Federer of Switzerland wins back-to-back season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a 6–3, 6–2 victory over Australian Leyton Hewitt in the final in Houston, Texas
  • 2006 Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut.
  • 2006 33rd American Music Awards: Kelly Clarkson, Sean Paul & Rascal Flatts win
  • 2006 Daughtry release their debut album “Daughtry” (2007 Billboard Album of the Year, American Music Awards Favorite Pop-Rock Album 2007)
  • 2006 "Kingdom Come" 9th studio album by Jay-Z is released
  • 2010 37th American Music Awards: Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber win
  • 2012 An Israel and Hamas ceasefire is negotiated
  • 2012 Chelsea Manager Roberto Di Matteo is sacked and replaced by Rafael Benítez
  • 2013 31 people are killed by a truck bomb in northeaster Iraq
  • 2013 The Alabama parole board grants posthumous pardons to three members of the Scottsboro boys
  • 2013 54 people are killed after the roof of a supermarket collapses in Riga, Latvia
  • 2013 "Happy" single is released by Pharrell Williams (Billboard Song of the Year 2014, Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance 2015)
  • 2016 India celebrates 50th anniversary of IR8, rice variety specially bred that saved much of Asia from famine
  • 2017 Robert Mugabe's resignation after 37 years in power is read out in Zimbabwe's parliaments during impeachment proceedings
  • 2017 CBS TV host Charlie Rose is fired after allegations of sexual harassment by eight women
  • 2017 Pixar animation head John Lasseter takes 6 month leave of absence amid sexual misconduct claims
  • 2017 Mt Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali begins erupting
  • 2018 RIBA’s best building in the world biennial international prize awarded to Canuanã school in Brazil
  • 2018 Former Guatemalan soldier Santos López Alonzo sentenced to 5,160 years for killing 171 people in Dos Erres during the civil war

Famous Birthdays on November 21

  • 1495 John Bale, England, bishop/anti-catholic playwright (Kynge Johan)
  • 1561 Carolus Scribani, Italian/Flemish jesuit/author
  • 1567 Anne de Xainctonge, French saint (d. 1621)
  • 1637 Catharina Questiers, Dutch poetess (Friend of Abandoned Child)
  • 1645 Johann Lohner, German composer (d. 1705)
  • 1683 Johann Michael Muller, composer
  • 1692 Carlo Fragoni, Italian poet
  • 1694 Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer, philosopher and playwright (Candide), born in Paris (d. 1778)
  • 1724 John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist
  • 1729 Josiah Bartlett, American physician/judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 1742 Alessandro Felici, composer
  • 1768 Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologist/philosopher
  • 1785 William Beaumont, American surgeon and father of gastric physiology, born in Lebanon, Connecticut (d. 1853)
  • 1787 Samuel Cunard, founder (1st regular Atlantic steamship line)
  • 1811 Zeng Guofan, Chinese military (d. 1872)
  • 1817 Richard B. Garnett, Confederate Brigadier General, born in Essex County, Virginia (d. 1863)
  • 1824 Hieronymus Theodor Richter, Dresden, German Mineralogist and co-discoverer of the element indium
  • 1828 William McComb, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1918)
  • 1829 Peter A de Genestet, Dutch vicar/poet
  • 1831 John Franklin Miller, American lawyer, businessman, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 1886)
  • 1834 Henrietta "Hetty" Green, American businesswoman and financier whose wealth and miserliness saw her known as the "Witch of Wall Street", born in New Bedford, Massachusetts (d. 1916)
  • 1834 Joseph Jackson Bartlett, American attorney, diplomat and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1893)
  • 1840 Victoria, Empress of Germany/Queen of Prussia
  • 1851 Desire J Mercier, Belgian philosopher/cardinal
  • 1852 Francisco Tarrega y Eixea, composer
  • 1853 Hussain Kamil, sultan of Egypt (1914-17)
  • 1854 Benedict XV, [Giacomo PGB marques della Chiessa], 258th Pope (1914-22)
  • 1857 Manuel Estrada Cabrera, 13th President of Guatemala (1898-1920), born in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala (d. 1924)
  • 1860 Tom Horn, American gunman and outlaw, born in Scotland County, Missouri (d. 1903)
  • 1861 Joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet
  • 1863 Arthur Quiller-Couch, [Q], editor (Oxford Book of English Verse)
  • 1867 Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian chemist
  • 1870 Joe Darling, cricketer (Australian lefty batsman at turn of century)
  • 1870 Stanley Jackson, cricketer (captain of England, governor of Bengal)
  • 1870 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (d. 1964)
  • 1871 Panayot Pipkov, composer
  • 1877 Louis Campbell-Tipton, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1921)
  • 1877 Sigfrid Karg-Elert, composer (d. 1933)
  • 1878 Gustav Radbruch, German lawyer/minister of Justice
  • 1880 Franz Hessel, German writer, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1941)
  • 1886 Harold Nicolson, English diplomat/author (Good Behaviour)
  • 1894 Corinne Griffith, American actress dubbed "The Orchid Lady of the Screen" (3 Hours, Lilies of Field), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 1979)
  • 1897 Mollie Steimer anarchist agitator (d. 1980)
  • 1898 René Magritte, Belgian surrealistic painter (This is Not a Pipe)
  • 1899 Jobyna Ralston, American actress (For Heaven's Sake), born in South Pittsburg, Tennessee (d. 1967)
  • 1900 Alice Calhoun, American Silent film actress (Flowing Gold), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1966)
  • 1902 Michail A Suslov, Russian party ideologist [OS=Nov 8]
  • 1902 Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio pioneer (d. 1985)
  • 1904 Coleman Hawkins, virtually created tenor saxophone for jazz, born in St. Joseph, Missouri (d. 1969)
  • 1905 David Moule-Evans, composer
  • 1905 Fred Lindstrom, American Baseball Hall of Fame utility (New York Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • 1907 Charles Korvin [Geza Korvin Karpathi], Austrian actor (Berlin Express, Ship of Fools), born in Piestany, Austria-Hungary (d. 1998)
  • 1907 Jim Bishop, author (The Day Lincoln was Shot)
  • 1907 M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor
  • 1908 Elizabeth George Speare, American author (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Anne Bolt, photo-journalist/trade unionist
  • 1912 Eleanor Powell, American actress and tap dancer (Born to Dance, Born to Dance), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1982)
  • 1913 Roy Boulting, British film director (d. 2001)
  • 1916 Esmond Kentish, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 2 Tests 1948 & 1954)
  • 1916 Sid Luckman, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears)
  • 1917 Sem Presser, Dutch press photographer
  • 1919 Steve Brodie [John Stevenson], American actor (The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp), born in El Dorado, Kansas (d. 1992)
  • 1920 Ralph Meeker [Rathgeber], American actor (Mister Roberts, Anderson Tapes, Night Stalker), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1988)
  • 1920 Stan Musial, American MLB outfielder (St Louis Cardinal, 7 times NL bat champ), born in Donora, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Geza Anda, Hungarian/Swiss pianist (Mozart/Bartok)
  • 1921 Vivian Blaine, American actress (Guys & Dolls, Skirts Ahoy), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1922 Maria Casares [Pérez], Spanish-French actress (Orpheus, Lectrice), born in A Coruña, Spain (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Abe Lemons, American basketball coach
  • 1924 Joseph Campanella, American character actor (Guiding Light, Mannix), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924 Christopher Tolkien, British author and son of J. R. R. Tolkien, born in Leeds, England
  • 1924 Milka Planinc, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (1982-86), born in Drniš, Yugoslavia (d. 2010)
  • 1925 Johan "Poncke" Princen, KNIL-defector/civil rights in Jakarta
  • 1927 Georgia Frontiere, co-owner of the St. Louis Rams (d. 2008)
  • 1929 Marilyn French, American author (The Women's Room)
  • 1929 Laurier LaPierre, Canadian journalist, broadcaster and senator
  • 1931 Malcolm Williamson, composer
  • 1931 Revaz Dogonadze, Georgian scientist (d. 1985)
  • 1932 Jim Ringo, NFL center (Green Bay, Philadelphia)
  • 1932 Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Danish composer (Symphony and Antiphony), born in Copenhagen; (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Frank Brake, English multi-millionaire
  • 1933 Henry Hartsfield Jr, American astronaut (STS-4, STS 41-D, STS 61A), born in Birmingham Ala, (d. 2014)
  • 1933 Jean Shepard, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Laurence Luckinbill, actor (Delphi Bureau, Ike), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • 1934 Peter Philpott, cricketer (NSW & Australian leg spinner 1965-66)
  • 1935 Fairuz, Lebanese singer
  • 1936 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropolos 1964), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1936 Victor Chang, Australian physician (d. 1986)
  • 1937 Marlo Thomas, [Mrs Phil Donahue], Detroit Mich (That Girl!, Jenny)
  • 1938 Robert Drivas, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Illustrated Man), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1938 Robert Drivas, [Choromokos], actor (Our Private World), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939 Rick Lenz, actor (Hec Ramsey, Scandalous John), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1939 R. Budd Dwyer, American politician who committed suicide on TV (d. 1987)
  • 1940 Javed Akhtar, cricketer (Pakistani off-spinner took 0-52 in 1962 Test)
  • 1940 Natalia Makarova, Leningrad, ballerina (Kirov)/defected 1970
  • 1940 Richard Marcinko, American author
  • 1941 David Porter, US songwriter (Soul Man)
  • 1941 Juliet Mills, actress (Nanny & the Professor, QB VII), born in London, England
  • 1941 İdil Biret, Turkish pianist
  • 1941 Andrew Love, American saxophonist (The Memphis Horns), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2012)
  • 1942 Tweety [Pie], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Bob Clampett and Friz Freleng (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "A Tale of Two Kitties"
  • 1942 Afa Anoa'i, Samoan-American wrestler
  • 1942 Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, German politician
  • 1943 Larry Mahan, Oregon, rodeo champ (1967-70)
  • 1943 Phil Bredesen, American politician
  • 1943 Viktor Sidjak, Russian fencer
  • 1943 Jacques Laffite, French former racing driver
  • 1944 Earl "the Pearl" Monroe, NBA Guard (NY Knicks, Balt Bullets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 Harold Ramis, actor and director (SCTV, Stripes), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • 1944 Marcia "Marcy" Carsey, TV executive/producer
  • 1944 Richard J Durbin, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
  • 1945 Goldie Hawn, American actress (The First Wives Club, Private Benjamin), born in Washington, District of Columbia
  • 1946 Jonas Tomasson, composer
  • 1946 Jacky Lafon, Belgian actress
  • 1948 Lonnie Jordan, rock keyboardist and vocalist (War), born in San Diego, California
  • 1948 George Zimmer, American entrepreneur
  • 1948 Alphonse Mouzon, American jazz musician (Weather Report, Tenacious Records), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2016)
  • 1948 John "Rabbit" Bundrick, American keyboardist and organist (The Who, The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1949 Basil Williams, cricketer (century on debut for West Indies 1978)
  • 1949 Nickolas Grace, Cheshire England, actor (Diamond's Edge)
  • 1949 Barbara Jo Rubin, American jockey, first women to win a race on a major US track, born in Highland, Illinois
  • 1950 Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 400m dash (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1950 Bruce Laird, cricketer (tough Australian opener 1979-82)
  • 1950 Livingston Taylor, rocker (I Will be in Love With You), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1950 Stephen Geyer, American film & television songwriter
  • 1950 Gary Pihl, American guitarist (Sammy Hagar), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Nick Gilder, English singer (Hot Child in the City), born in London
  • 1952 Deborah Shelton, actress (Dallas, Ocean Kill, Body Double), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1952 Eamonn Coghlan, Irish 1500m runner (Olympic 4th 76)
  • 1952 Lorna Luft, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are-1980), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • 1953 Tina Brown, journalist publisher (New Yorker, Tattler)
  • 1953 Tina Brown, British journalist (New Yorker), born in Maidenhead, United Kingdom
  • 1954 Thomas Rothman, American film executive
  • 1955 Cedric Maxwell, American basketball player
  • 1956 Mariana Simionescu, Romanian tennis player (1st wife of Björn Borg), born in Tirgu Neamt, Romania
  • 1956 Terri Welles [Knepper], American playboy model (Dec 1980, Playmate of the Year 1981), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1956 Cherry Jones, American stage and TV actress (Doubt, 24), born in Paris, Tennessee
  • 1957 Jim Brown, rocker (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 1958 Evert van Benthem, Dutch skater (11 Cities Skating Race, 1985, 86)
  • 1958 Tim Robinson, cricketer (solid England opener in 29 Tests 1984-89)
  • 1959 Tim Wilkison, American tennis player (6 ATP tiles), born in Shelby, North Carolina
  • 1962 Steven Curtis Chapman, American musician
  • 1962 Sabine Busch, German athlete
  • 1963 Nicollette Sheridan, British actress (Paige-Knots Landing), born in Worthing, England
  • 1963 Peter Bosz, Dutch soccer star (Toulon/Feyenoord)
  • 1964 Marjorie Judith Vincent, Miss America (1991), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1964 Olden Polynice, NBA forward/center (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1964 Thomas Everett, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1964 Liza Tarbuck, British entertainer
  • 1965 Bjork, Icelandic singer (Like Someone in Love), born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 1965 Alexander Siddig, British actor
  • 1966 Jerry Fontenot, NFL center/guard (Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints)
  • 1966 Troy Aikman, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys - Super Bowl 1992)
  • 1967 Kelly Wearstler [Gallagher], American interior designer and Playboy playmate (Sep, 1994), born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • 1967 Tripp Cromer, American baseball player, born in Lake City, North Carolina
  • 1967 Toshihiko Koga, Japanese Judoka
  • 1968 Andy Caddick, English cricket pace bowler (NZ 1993)
  • 1968 Antonio Tarver, light heavyweight boxer (Olympics-br-96), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1968 Alex James, English bassist
  • 1968 Christopher Noxon, American journalist
  • 1969 Ken Griffey Jr., American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (13-time MLB All Star, AL MVP 1997), born in Donora, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Justin Langer, cricketer (gutsy Australian lefty bat 1993- )
  • 1970 Keith Crawford, wide receiver (St Louis Rams)
  • 1971 Dahlia Salem, actress (Sofia Carlino-Another World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Michael Strahan, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)
  • 1971 Ramondo Stallings, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
  • 1972 Rain Phoenix, American singer/actress
  • 1972 David Tua, Samoan boxer
  • 1973 Brent Smith, tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1973 Danny Kanell, quarterback (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Brook Kerr, American actress (Passions), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1973 Inés Sastre, Spanish model and actress
  • 1974 Tremain Mack, strong safety (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1975 Chad Levitt, running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1975 Cherie Johnson, actress (Cherie-Punky Brewster), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1975 Chris Moneymaker, American poker player
  • 1976 Saleem Elahi, cricketer (bro of Manzoor Pak, Test opener v Aust 1995)
  • 1976 Martin Meichelbeck, German footballer
  • 1976 Daniel Whiston, British ice skater
  • 1977 Bruno Berner, Swiss footballer
  • 1977 Myles Heskett, Australian musician (Wolfmother)
  • 1977 Jonas Jennings, American football player
  • 1977 Tobias Sammet, German singer (Edguy)
  • 1977 Yolande James, Quebec politician
  • 1978 Lucía Jiménez, Spanish actress
  • 1978 Sara Tanaka, American actress
  • 1979 Vincenzo Iaquinta, Italian footballer
  • 1979 Stromile Swift, American basketball player
  • 1979 Alex Tanguay, Canadian hockey player
  • 1979 Kim Dong Wan, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • 1980 Danielle Hartsell, pairs skater (& Steve Hartsell), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1980 Leonardo González, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1980 Hank Blalock, American baseball player
  • 1980 Alec Brownstein, American author, director
  • 1980 Elaine Yiu, Hong Kong actress and presenter, born in Hong Kong
  • 1981 Wesley Britt, American football player
  • 1981 Piet Rinke, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1981 Jonny Magallón, Mexican footballer
  • 1982 Georgios Kalogiannidis, Greek archer
  • 1982 Ryan Starr, American singer
  • 1982 Aarti Chhabria, Indian Bollywood actress and Miss India Worldwide 2000, born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 1983 Jamie Langley, English rugby player
  • 1984 Álvaro Bautista, Spanish motorcycle racer (125cc World Champion 2006), born in Talavera de la Reina, Spain
  • 1984 Jena Malone, American Actress
  • 1985 Jesús Navas, Spanish footballer
  • 1985 Carly Rae Jepsen, Canadian singer ("Call Me Maybe"), born in Mission, British Columbia
  • 1987 Brian Douwes, Dutch kickboxer and martial artist
  • 1992 Davido [David Adedeji Adeleke], Nigerian singer-songwriter (Fall), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Deaths on November 21

  • 496 Pope Gelasius I, Catholic Pope, of Berber extraction
  • 1361 Philip I, Duke of Burgundy (plague) (b. 1346)
  • 1481 Ikkyu Sojun, Zen head of Daitokuji temple, dies in Kyoto, Japan at 87
  • 1555 Georg Agricola, [Bauer], German mineralogist (zinc), dies at 61
  • 1566 Annibale Caro, Italian writer and poet (Lettere familiare), dies at 59
  • 1579 Thomas Gresham, English merchant and financier
  • 1580 Willem Van Hoorn, baron of Heze, governor of Brussels, executed
  • 1610 Benedict van Canfield, [William Fish], English missionary, dies
  • 1652 Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer, dies at 67
  • 1695 Henry Purcell, English organist and composer (Indian Queen), dies at 36
  • 1710 Bernardo Pasquini, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • 1728 Fjodor M graaf Apraksin, Russian gen-admiral, dies at about 57
  • 1730 François de Troy, French portrait artist
  • 1775 John Hill, British writer
  • 1811 Heinrich W von Kleist, German playwright, dies at 34
  • 1813 William Russell, English composer and organist, dies at 36
  • 1844 Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (b. 1769)
  • 1863 Joseph Mayseder, Austrian violinist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1866 Amable-Guillaume-Prosper Brugière, French politician and historian, dies at 84
  • 1870 Karel Jaromír Erben, Czech poet (Ruiker), dies at 69
  • 1875 Friedrich Albert Lange, German philosopher and socialist (Neo-Kantianism), dies at 67
  • 1881 Ami Boué, Austrian geologist (b. 1794)
  • 1882 Sergey Nechayev, Russian Nihilist (Catechism Revolutionary), dies at 35
  • 1899 Garret Augustus Hobart, 24th VP, dies
  • 1900 J. J. Ferris, Australian cricketer (48 wickets for Aust in 8 Tests in 1880's), dies at 33
  • 1907 Gaetano Braga, composer, dies at 78
  • 1907 Harry Boyle, round-arm cricket bowler (12 of Aust's early Tests), dies
  • 1916 Franz Jozef I, King of Austria/Hungary, dies
  • 1920 Caryl Florio [William James Robjohn], English-American composer, dies at 77
  • 1920 William James Robjohn, composer, dies at 77
  • 1922 Ricardo Flores Magón, Mexican anarchist (b. 1874).
  • 1924 Florence Harding, American First Lady (b. 1860)
  • 1925 Robert Wrenn, American tennis player (US Open 1893-94, 1896-97), dies at 52
  • 1928 Hermann Sudermann, German author (Frau Sorge), dies
  • 1932 Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument Argentina), dies
  • 1932 Pietro Bonfante, Italian lawyer (Roman law) and historian, dies at 68
  • 1938 Leopold Godowsky, Polish pianist and composer (Java Suite, 53 Studies on Chopin's Études) dies of stomach cancer at 68
  • 1940 Geoffrey Legge, cricketer (WWII 196 Eng v NZ Auckland 1930), dies
  • 1941 Juanita Spellini, first women executed in Calif
  • 1941 Henrietta Vinton Davis, African-American elocutionist, dramatist, impersonator and public speaker, dies at 81
  • 1941 George Morren, Flemish painter/sculptor, dies at 73
  • 1942 J. B. M. Hertzog [Barry Hertzog], South African General and Prime Minister (1924-39), dies at 76
  • 1945 Robert Benchley, American humorist (My 10 years in a Quandary), dies at 56
  • 1945 Alexander Patch, American WWII general (Guadalcanal Campaign, Operation Dragoon), dies of pneumonia at 55
  • 1945 Ellen Anderson Glasgow, American novelist (Ancient Law, Pulitzer-1942), dies at 72
  • 1952 Henriette Roland Holst-de Schalk, marxist author, dies at 82
  • 1952 William Green, union chairman (AFL 1924-52), dies at 79
  • 1953 Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (Original Dixieland Jazz Band), dies at 60
  • 1954 Karol Rathaus, German-Austrian composer, dies at 59
  • 1954 Werner Elert, German Lutheran theologian, dies at 69
  • 1957 Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (b. 1873)
  • 1958 Mel Ott, NY Giant baseball star (1926-1947), dies at 49
  • 1959 Max Baer, American heavyweight boxing champion (1934-35), dies at 50
  • 1963 Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet (Perfil del Aire), dies at 61
  • 1963 Pierre Blanchar, Algerian actor and director (Magnificent Sinner, Wooden Crosses,, Pastoral Symphony), dies from a brain tumor at 71
  • 1963 Robert Stroud, American convict "Birdman of Alcatraz", dies at 73
  • 1967 Florence Reed, actress (Black Panther Club), dies after illness at 84
  • 1967 C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (b. 1896)
  • 1969 Mutesa II of Buganda, President of Uganda (1924)
  • 1970 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and lacrosse player, dies at 83
  • 1970 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist (Nobel Prize 1930 for light scattering), dies at 82
  • 1972 Karel Haba, Czech composer and violinist, dies at 74
  • 1973 Thomas Pelly, American politician, dies at 71
  • 1974 Frank Martin, Swiss composer (In Terra Fax), dies at 84
  • 1975 Gunnar Gunnarsson, Icelandic writer (The Church on the Mountain), dies at 86
  • 1976 Niles Welch, American actor (Cornered), dies at 88
  • 1980 Jim Parks Sr, Kent cricket all-rounder (only Test for England), dies
  • 1981 Harry Von Zell, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 75
  • 1982 Lee Patrick, actress (Henrietta-Topper, Maltese Falcon), dies at 75
  • 1982 John Hargrave, British Social Credit advocate (b. 1894)
  • 1985 Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1958-60), dies
  • 1986 Jerry Colonna, American actor (Jerry Colonna Show, Alice in Wonderland, Road to Singapore), dies at 82
  • 1986 Marcelino Sanchez, American actor (b. 1957)
  • 1986 Dar Robinson, American film stuntman (b. 1947)
  • 1987 Jim Folsom, American politician (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59), dies at 79
  • 1988 Carl Hubbell, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1990 Dean Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1954)
  • 1991 Daniel Mann, American director (Rose tattoo), dies of heart failure at 79
  • 1991 David "Sonny" Werblin, AFL owner (NY Jets), dies at 81
  • 1991 Prior Jones, West Indian cricketer (WI pace bowler in 9 Tests 1948-52), dies at 74
  • 1991 Sonny Werblin, NY sports impresario, dies at 81
  • 1992 Kaysone Phomvihane, Prime Minister and President of Laos (1975-91), dies at 71
  • 1992 Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist, dies
  • 1993 Christopher Frank, director/actor (Annee Des Meduses), dies at 50
  • 1993 Emile Ardolino, director (Sister Act), dies of AIDS at 50
  • 1993 Jim McLaughlin, Buffalo radio newsman (WKBW), dies at 59
  • 1994 Manfred Longer, Austrian/Dutch gay disco owner, dies at 42
  • 1995 Dorothy Jeakins, costume designer, dies at 81
  • 1995 George Ivan Smith, diplomat, dies at 80
  • 1995 Peter Grant, English rock band manager, dies at 60
  • 1995 Smilin' Jim Eames, singer/songwriter, dies at 71
  • 1995 Noel Jones, British diplomat (b. 1940)
  • 1996 Bernard Rose, British organist, soldier, composer, and academic, dies at 80
  • 1996 Virginia Downing, actress (Gig, Butterfield 8), dies at 92
  • 1997 Ismail Fahmi, external minister of Egypt in (1973-77), dies
  • 1999 Quentin Crisp, British writer, raconteur and actor (b. 1908)
  • 2001 Salahuddin of Malaysia, King of Malaysia (b. 1926)
  • 2001 Gardner McKay, American actor and author (Adventures in Paradise, Pleasure Seekers, Boots & Saddles), dies at 69
  • 2002 Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)
  • 2005 Alfred Anderson, last Scottish World War I (and Christmas Truce) veteran (b. 1896)
  • 2005 Hugh Sidey, American journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Pierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanese Cabinet minister (assassinated) (b. 1972)
  • 2006 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, dies at 91
  • 2007 Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (All About My Mother), dies at 86
  • 2007 Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1928)
  • 2007 Noel McGregor, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1931)
  • 2009 Konstantin Feoktistov, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1926)
  • 2010 Norris Church Mailer, American model and widow of Norman Mailer (b. 1949)
  • 2010 Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American visual artist and co-founder of DuSable Museum of African American History, dies at 95
  • 2010 David Nolan, American politicial activist (b. 1943)
  • 2011 Anne McCaffrey, sci-fi author, dies at 85
  • 2013 Vern Mikkelsen, American HOF basketball player, dies at 85
  • 2013 Maurice Vachon, Canadian professional wrestler, dies at 84
  • 2015 Bob Foster, American boxer (world light-heavyweight champion 1968-74), dies at 76
  • 2015 Ken Johnson, American MLB player - 1st pitcher to lose a complete game nine-inning no-hitter, dies at 82
  • 2015 Germán Robles, Spanish-Mexican film, theater, television, and voice actor (El Vampiro), dies at 86
  • 2017 David Cassidy, American singer and actor (Keith-Partridge Family), dies at 67
  • 2017 Rodney Bewes, English actor (The Likely Lads), dies at 79
  • 2018 Devin Lima [Harold Lima], American singer (LFO), dies of cancer at 41

Famous Weddings on November 21

  • 1982 Singer Joni Mitchell (39) weds bassist Larry Klein in Malibu, California
  • 1983 NY Ranger Ron Greschner marries model Carol Alt
  • 1983 Actor Ed Harris (33) weds actress Amy Madigan (33)
  • 1987 Actress Demi Moore weds actor Bruce Willis at The Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 2013 Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (34) weds actor Brian Hallisay (34)
  • 2015 Actress Sofia Vergara (43) weds True Blood star Joe Manganiello (38) in Palm Beach, Florida

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