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Boris Becker

Boris Becker (November 22, 1967-)

Boris Franz Becker is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from Germany. He is a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, an Olympic gold medalist in doubles, and the youngest-ever winner of the men's singles title at Wimbledon at the age of 17. Wikipedia
Leimen, Germany
Guion Bluford

Guion Bluford (November 22, 1942-)

Dr. Guion Stewart “Guy” Bluford, Jr., is an engineer, NASA astronaut, and the first African American in space. Before becoming an astronaut, Bluford was a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He participated in four Space Shuttle flights between 1983 and 1992. In 1983, as a member of the crew of the Space Shuttle 'Challenger' on the mission STS-8,... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten (November 22, 1913-December 4, 1976)

Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. His best-known works include the opera 'Peter Grimes', the 'War Requiem' and the orchestral showpiece 'The... Wikipedia
Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England

Jon Cleary (November 22, 1917-July 19, 2010)

Jon Stephen Cleary was an Australian writer and novelist. He wrote numerous books, including 'The Sundowners', a portrait of a rural family in the 1920s as they move from one job to the next, and 'The High Commissioner', the first of a long series of popular detective fiction works featuring Sydney Police Inspector Scobie Malone. A number of... Wikipedia
Erskineville, Sydney
New South Wales, Australia
Brian Cleeve

Brian Cleeve (November 22, 1921-March 11, 2003)

Brian Brendon Talbot Cleeve was a prolific writer, whose published works include twenty-one novels and over a hundred short stories. He was also an award-winning broadcaster on RTÉ television. Son of an Irish father and English mother, he was born and raised in England. He lived in South Africa during the early years of National Party rule and was... Wikipedia
Southend, Essex, England
Shankill, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Tom Conti

Tom Conti (November 22, 1941-)

Thomas Antonio "Tom" Conti is a Scottish actor, theatre director and novelist of Italian Scots descent. He has won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1979 for his performance in 'Whose Life Is It Anyway?'. He has also been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1983 film, 'Reuben, Reuben'. Wikipedia
Paisley, Scotland
Yvan Cournoyer

Yvan Cournoyer (November 22, 1943-)

Yvan Serge "The Roadrunner" Cournoyer is a retired Canadian hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens from 1963 to 1979. Cournoyer was born in Drummondville, Quebec. He was nicknamed "The Roadrunner" due to his small size and blazing speed, which he credited to longer blades on his skates. He was... Wikipedia
Drummondville, QC, CAN
Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis (November 22, 1958-)

Jamie Lee Curtis, Lady Haden-Guest is an American actress and author. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Rodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield (November 22, 1921-October 5, 2004)

Rodney Dangerfield was an American comedian and actor, known for the catchphrase "I don't get no respect!" and his monologues on that theme. He is also remembered for his 1980s film roles, especially in 'Easy Money', 'Caddyshack', and 'Back to School'. Wikipedia
Babylon, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Nicholas Dante (November 22, 1941-May 21, 1991)

Nicholas Dante was an American dancer and writer, best known for having co-written the book of the musical 'A Chorus Line'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
George Eliot

George Eliot (November 22, 1819-December 22, 1880)

Mary Ann Evans, known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including 'Adam Bede', 'The Mill on the Floss', 'Silas Marner', 'Middlemarch', and 'Daniel Deronda', most of them set in provincial England and known for their... Wikipedia
South Farm, Arbury, near Nuneaton
Chelsea, London, England
Paul-Henri-Benjamin d'Estournelles de Constant

Paul-Henri-Benjamin d'Estournelles de Constant (November 22, 1852-May 15, 1924)

Paul-Henri-Benjamin Balluet d'Estournelles, Baron de Constant de Rebecque, was a French diplomat and politician, advocate of international arbitration and winner of the 1909 Nobel Prize for Peace. Wikipedia
Stéphane Freiss

Stéphane Freiss (November 22, 1960-)

Stéphane Freiss is a French actor and director. Wikipedia
Paris, France
John Nance Garner

John Nance Garner (November 22, 1868-November 7, 1967)

John Nance Garner IV, known among his contemporaries as "Cactus Jack", was an American Democratic politician and lawyer from Texas. He was a state representative from 1898 to 1902, and U.S. Representative from 1903 to 1933. He was the 44th Speaker of the House in 1931–1933. In 1932, he was elected the 32nd Vice President of the United States,... Wikipedia
Red River County, Texas, US
Uvalde, Texas, US
Charles de Gaulle

Charles de Gaulle (November 22, 1890-November 9, 1970)

Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle was a French general, resistant, writer and statesman. He was the leader of Free France and the head of the Provisional Government of the French Republic. In 1958, he founded the Fifth Republic and was elected as the 18th President of France, until his resignation in 1969. He was the dominant figure of France... Wikipedia
André Gide

André Gide (November 22, 1869-February 19, 1951)

André Paul Guillaume Gide was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947 "for his comprehensive and artistically significant writings, in which human problems and conditions have been presented with a fearless love of truth and keen psychological insight". Gide's career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement,... Wikipedia
Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam (November 22, 1940-)

Terence Vance "Terry" Gilliam is an American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor, comedian and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Wikipedia
Medicine Lake, Minnesota, US
Candice Glover

Candice Glover (November 22, 1989-)

Candice Rickelle Glover is an American R&B singer and actress who won the twelfth season of 'American Idol'. Glover is the first winner to have auditioned three times before being cast for the live shows. Her debut album 'Music Speaks' was released on February 18, 2014. Wikipedia
Beaufort, South Carolina
Peter Hall (director)

Peter Hall (director) (November 22, 1930-)

Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall, CBE is an English theatre and film director. Hall founded the Royal Shakespeare Company and directed the National Theatre. He has also been prominent in defending public subsidy of the arts in Britain. Wikipedia
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Andrew Huxley

Andrew Huxley (November 22, 1917-May 30, 2012)

Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley, OM, PRS was a Nobel Prize-winning English physiologist and biophysicist. He was born into the prominent Huxley family. After graduating from Westminster School in Central London, from where he won a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, he joined Alan Lloyd Hodgkin to study nerve impulses. Their eventual discovery... Wikipedia
Hampstead, London, England, UK
Grantchester, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson (November 22, 1984-)

Scarlett Johansson is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in 'North'. In 1996, she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in 'Manny & Lo', garnering further acclaim and prominence with roles in 'The Horse Whisperer' and 'Ghost World'. She shifted to adult roles with her... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Saroj Khan

Saroj Khan (November 22, 1948-)

Nirmala Kishanchand Sadhu Singh Nagpal popularly known as Saroj Khan is one of the most prominent Indian dance choreographers in Hindi cinema. She choreographed more than 2000 films. Saroj Khan was born to Kishanchand Sadhu Singh and Noni Sadhu Singh. She is married to a Muslim, Sardar Roshan Khan and that is where her last name 'Khan' comes from. Wikipedia
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King (November 22, 1943-)

Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. King won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships. King often represented the United States in the Federation Cup and the Wightman Cup. She was a member... Wikipedia
Long Beach, California, United States

David J. Mays (November 22, 1896-February 17, 1971)

David John Mays was an American lawyer and writer, who won the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for 'Edmund Pendleton 1721-1803', a biography of the late 18th-century Governor of Virginia Edmund Pendleton. Mays also edited two volumes of Pendleton's letters and papers. Wikipedia
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Mikhail Mil

Mikhail Mil (November 22, 1909-January 31, 1970)

Mikhail Leontyevich Mil was a Soviet aerospace engineer. He founded the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, which is responsible for many well-known Soviet helicopter models. Wikipedia
Irkutsk, Russian Empire
Moscow, USSR
Louis Néel

Louis Néel (November 22, 1904-November 17, 2000)

Louis Eugène Félix Néel ForMemRS was a French physicist born in Lyon. He studied at the Lycée du Parc in Lyon and was accepted at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He obtained the degree of Doctor of Science at the University of Strasbourg. He was corecipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1970 for his pioneering studies of the magnetic... Wikipedia
Lyon, France
Karen O

Karen O (November 22, 1978-)

Karen Lee Orzolek, better known by her stage name Karen O, is a South Korean-born American singer and musician. She is the lead vocalist for American rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Wikipedia
Busan, South Korea
Geraldine Page

Geraldine Page (November 22, 1924-June 13, 1987)

Geraldine Sue Page was an American actress best known for her work in the American theater. She was nominated for an Academy Award eight times before winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Carrie Watts in 'The Trip to Bountiful'. Wikipedia
Kirksville, Missouri, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Artavazd Peleshyan

Artavazd Peleshyan (November 22, 1938-)

Artavazd Ashoti Peleshyan is an Armenian director of film-essays, a documentarian in the history of film art, and a film theorist. However, his work, unlike Maya Deren's, is not avant-garde, nor does it try to explore the absurd. It is also not really art for art's sake, like the work of Stan Brakhage, for instance, but is generally acknowledged,... Wikipedia
David Pelletier

David Pelletier (November 22, 1974-)

David Jacques Pelletier is a Canadian pairs figure skater. With his partner Jamie Salé, he was the co-gold medal winner at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. They shared the gold medal with the Russian pair Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze after the 2002 Olympic Winter Games figure skating scandal. Wikipedia
Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius (November 22, 1986-)

Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius OIB is a South African sprint runner. Although both of Pistorius' legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old, he has competed in events for single below-knee amputees and for able-bodied athletes. Wikipedia
Sandton, Johannesburg, Transvaal Province
Wiley Post

Wiley Post (November 22, 1898-August 15, 1935)

Wiley Hardeman Post was a famed American aviator during the period known as the Golden Age of Aviation, the first pilot to fly solo around the world. Also known for his work in high-altitude flying, Post helped develop one of the first pressure suits and discovered the jet stream. On August 15, 1935, Post and American humorist Will Rogers were... Wikipedia
Van Zandt County, Texas
Point Barrow, Alaska

John Monk Saunders (November 22, 1897-March 11, 1940)

John Monk Saunders was an American novelist, screenwriter and film director. Wikipedia
Hinckley, Minnesota
Fort Myers, Florida
Gunther Schuller

Gunther Schuller (November 22, 1925-)

Gunther Schuller is an American composer, conductor, horn player, author, historian, and jazz musician. Wikipedia

Eg White (November 22, 1966-)

Francis Anthony "Eg" White is a British musician, songwriter and producer. White is primarily known for his work with successful commercial pop acts such as Adele, Florence and the Machine, Tom Odell, Sam Smith, Will Young, James Morrison, Pink, Joss Stone, Maverick Sabre and Rebecca Ferguson. Wikipedia