Birthdays of Personalities on November 20

xxxx :Conny Bloom, rocker (Electric Boys-Funk-o-metal Carpet Ride)
1327 :Bassui Tokusho, Zen founder (Kogakuji monastery in Nakamura Japan)
1602 :Otto von Guericke, inventor (air pump)
1606 :Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian
1620 :Peregrine White, son of Wm & Susanna White, born aboard Mayflower
1625 :Artus II Quellinus "the Young", Flemish sculptor, baptised
1726 :Oliver Wolcott, (Ct-Gov)/signed Decl of Independence [NS=Dec 1]
1752 :Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Christabel)
1761 :Pius VIII, [Francesco S Castiglioni], Italy, 253rd Pope (1829-30)
1781 :Karl F Eichhorn, German law historian
1802 :James Lawrence Lardner, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1881
1819 :douard Joseph Stevens, Belgian animal painter/graphic artist
1830 :Patrick Henry Jones, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1900
1836 :John Thomas Croxton, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1874
1841 :Wilfrid Laurier, (L) 7th Canadian PM (1896-1911)
1858 :Selma Lagerlf, Sweden, novelist (Tales of a Manor-Nobel 1909)
1862 :Willem H Vliegen, Dutch typographer/co-founder/chairman (SDAP)
1864 :Gerard W Kernkamp, Dutch historian/editor (Groene Amsterdammer)
1866 :Kenesaw Mountain Landis, judge/1st commissioner of baseball
1871 :William H Kilpatrick, US mathematician/philosopher/educator
1873 :Willem Roll, Dutch general/founder (Ordedienst)
1879 :Franz Pfemfert, writer
1884 :Norman Thomas, Marion Ohio, socialist (Pres Candidate 1928-48)
1886 :Karl von Frisch, zoologist/bee expert (Nobel 1973)
1889 :Edwin Hubble, astronomer (discoverer of galaxies, red shift)
1890 :Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter
1892 :James B Collip, Canadian biochemist/physiologist (insulin)
1897 :Lores Bonney, aviator
1900 :Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy)
1902 :Wolfgang Kunkel, German law historian
1904 :Alexandra Danilova, ballet great
1908 :Alistair Cooke, Manchester England, TV host (Masterpiece Theatre)
1909 :Alan Bible, (Sen-D-Nev, 1954-74)
1910 :Pauli Murray, famous African
1914 :Emilio Pucci, Naples, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1954)
1916 :Ferdinand AM van der Ham, Dutch WW II resistance fighter
1916 :Robert A Bruce, MD, pioneer (exercise cardiology)
1916 :William John Elwyn Davies, painter
1917 :Pam Henningen, [Cornelia CP Ingenegeren], Indonesian/Dutch dancer
1917 :Ram Gopal, Indies/English dancer (Blue Peter, Purple Plain)
1917 :Robert C Byrd, (Sen-D-WV, 1959- )/majority leader
1919 :Halka Grossman, resistance fighter/politician
1923 :Nadine Gordimer, South African author (July's people, Nobel 1991)
1924 :Benoit Mandelbrot, Warsaw Poland, mathematician (proved Zipf's law)
1925 :Judy Woodruff, news analyst & commentator
1925 :June [Shirley L] Christy, US, jazz singer (Tampico)
1925 :Maya Plisetskaya, prima ballerina (Bolshoi Ballet)
1925 :Robert Francis Kennedy, Brookline, Mass (D-Sen-NY) AG; assassinated
1929 :Dick Clark, Mt Vernon NY, TV host (American Bandstand)
1929 :Kenneth DeWitt Schermerhorn, Schenectady NY, conductor (Amer Ballet)
1934 :Valentine J Peter, Omaha Neb, priest (Boy's Town 1985- )
1937 :Jack Linkletter, SF Calif, TV host (Haggis Baggis, Hootenanny)
1937 :Ruth Laredo (ne Meckler), Detroit, Mich, concert pianist
1940 :Bob Einstein, LA Calif, comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne)
1941 :Gary Karr, LA Calif, double-bassist (Oslo Philharmonic)
1942 :Joseph R Biden Jr, (Sen-D-DE, 1973- )
1942 :Norman Greenbaum, Mass, folk singer (Spirit in the Sky)
1943 :Lindsay Thomas, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- )
1945 :Dan McBride, rocker (Sha Na Na)
1945 :Rachid Mimouni, author
1946 :Duane Allman, Nashville Tn, rock guitarist (Allman Brothers)
1946 :John "Blackfoot" Colbert, US singer (Soul Children, Taxi)
1946 :Judy Woodruff, newscaster (McNeil Lehrer Report)
1946 :Ray Stiles, rocker
1947 :George Grantham, OK, rock drummer/vocalist (Poco)
1947 :Joe Walsh, Wichita Ks, guitarist/rocker (Eagles-Take it Easy)
1950 :Gary Green, rocker (Gentle Giant)
1954 :Steve Dahl, Calif, Chicago's anti-disco DJ (WLS-FM)
1955 :Bo Derek, [Mary Collins], Long Beach Ca, actr (10, Tarzan the Ape Man)
1955 :Timothy Kristian Charles Mace, Great Britain, cosmonaut
1956 :Dan Powers, rock guitarist (Michael Stanley Band)
1956 :Sergei Gayevich Severin, Russian cosmonaut
1957 :James Brown, British reggae singer/drummer (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1962 :Steve Alexander, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
1974 :Jerald Moore, running back (St Louis Rams)



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