Birthdays of Personalities on November 8

1572 :Johan Sigismund, elector of Brandenburg/duke of Prussia
1622 :Galenus Abrahamsz de Haen, Dutch baptist pastor (Lambs' War)
1622 :Karl X Gustaf, King of Sweden (1654-60)
1647 :Pierre Bayle, French/Neth theologist/philosopher/writer
1656 :Edmund Halley, English astronomer (comet of Halley) [OS=Oct 29]
1715 :Elisabeth C van Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederik II "the Great"
1760 :Jean-Baptiste Dumonceau de Bergendael, South Neth earl/general
1814 :Girolamo/Jeromin de Rada, Albanian poet (Skanderbeku)
1817 :Claudius Wistar Sears, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1891
1817 :Theodoor J Canneel, Flemish painter
1829 :Samuel Wylie Crawford, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1892
1830 :Oliver Otis Howard, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1909
1831 :Edward R L Bulwer-Lytton, English under king of India
1834 :Johann C F Z”llner, German astronoom (astro photo meter)
1848 :Gottlob Frege, Germany, mathematician/logician (Begriffsschrift)
1854 :Jean R‚ville, French vicar/theologist (Liberal Protestantism)
1863 :Ren‚ [Raphael] Viviani, French historian/social premier (1914-15)
1876 :Frank L Gillespie, Ark, founded Supreme Life Insurance Company
1878 :Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor, world champion cyclist (1899)
1895 :Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer
1897 :Dorothy Day, author (Stump the Authors)
1900 :Margaret Mitchell, author (Gone With the Wind)
1901 :Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romania party leader/president
1902 :Mihail A Suslov, Soviet-party ideologist [NS=Nov 22]
1905 :Richard Nicholson, musician
1907 :Otto Brenner, German worker's union leader
1909 :Alberto Erede, Italian conductor
1912 :Joseph Fattorini, businessman
1914 :Lute T de Cock, student/resistance fighter
1916 :Peter Weiss, Germany, Swedish author/dramatist/novelist (Marat/Sade)
1921 :Jerome Hines, [Heinz], Hollywood Calif, basso (I am The Way)
1922 :Christiaan Barnard, S Africa, surgeon (perform 1st heart transplant)
1923 :Dmitri T Jazov, Russian minister of defense (1991 coup)
1927 :Patti Page, [Clara Ann Fowler], Claremont Ok, singer (Tennessee Waltz)
1930 :Edmund Happold, engineer
1931 :Morley Safer, Toronto Calif, TV newscaster (60 Minutes)
1932 :Richard E Lawyer, LA Calif, astronaut
1934 :Roberta Hazard, USN Admiral
1936 :Edward George Gibson, Buffalo NY, astronaut (Skylab 4)
1936 :Viscount Mountgarret, [Butler], English large landowner
1938 :John Asprey, British jeweler/multi-millionaire
1942 :Aleksandr Yakovlevich Kramarenko, Russia, cosmonaut
1942 :Gerald Alston, US singer (Manhattans-Crazy)
1944 :Bonnie Bramlett, rock vocalist (Delandy & Bonnie)
1944 :Rodney Desborough Slater, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band)
1945 :David Jessel, British TV-reporter
1945 :Roy Wood, Birmingham England, rock vocalist/celloist (ELO)
1947 :Margaret Rhea Seddon, Murfreesboro Tenn, MD/astro (STS 51D, 40, SK:58)
1947 :Minnie Ripperton, Chicago, singer (Loving You)
1948 :Dale A Gardner, Fairmont Minn, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 8, STS 51A)
1949 :Al Berger, rocker
1949 :Bonnie Raitt, Burbank CA, country singer (Green Light, The Glow)
1951 :Larry Burnette, rocker (Firefall)
1951 :Mary Hart, Sioux Falls SD, TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight)
1952 :Christie Ann Hefner, daughter of Hugh Hefner, CEO (Playboy)
1954 :Rickie Lee Jones, Chicago, singer (Chuck E's in Love)
1958 :Terry Lee Miall, England, rock drummer (Adam & The Ants)
1967 :Rhonda Kottke, Minneapolis Minn, WPVA volleyballer
1968 :Jose Offerman, San Pedro de Macoris, infielder (KC Royals)



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