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Poul Anderson

Poul Anderson (November 25, 1926-July 31, 2001)

Poul William Anderson was an American science fiction author who began his career during the Golden Age of the genre and continued to write and remain popular into the 21st century. Anderson also authored several works of fantasy, historical novels, and a prodigious number of short stories. He received numerous awards for his writing, including... Wikipedia
Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA
Orinda, California, USA
Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate (November 25, 1971-)

Christina Applegate is an American actress and dancer who gained fame as a child actress, playing the role of Kelly Bundy on the Fox sitcom 'Married... with Children'. In her adult years, Applegate established a film and television career, winning an Emmy and earning Tony and Golden Globe nominations. Wikipedia
Hollywood, California, United States
David Bižić

David Bižić (November 25, 1975-)

David Bižić is an operatic baritone. He was born in Belgrade, Serbia. Wikipedia
Belgrade, Serbia
Adrienne Bolland

Adrienne Bolland (November 25, 1895-March 18, 1975)

Adrienne Bolland, born Boland was a French test pilot and the first woman to fly over the Andes between Chile and Argentina. She was later described as "France's most accomplished female aviator", setting a woman's record for loops done in an hour. The French government eventually recognized her with the Legion of Honor and other awards. Since her... Wikipedia
Arcueil, France
Paris, France
Marc Brown (author)

Marc Brown (author) (November 25, 1945-)

Marc Tolon Brown is an American author and illustrator of children's books. Brown writes as well as illustrates the 'Arthur' book series, and is best known for creating that series and its numerous spin-offs. The names of his two sons, Tolon Adam and Tucker Eliot, have been hidden in all of the 'Arthur' books except for one. He also has a daughter... Wikipedia
Erie, Pennsylvania

Trisha Brown (November 25, 1936-)

Trisha Brown is a postmodernist American choreographer and dancer. Wikipedia
Aberdeen, Washington, U.S.
Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835-August 11, 1919)

Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. He built a leadership role as a philanthropist for America and the British Empire. During the last 18 years of his life, he gave away to charities, foundations, and universities about $350 million – almost 90... Wikipedia
Dunfermline, Fife
Shadow Brook Lenox, Massachusetts
Cris Carter

Cris Carter (November 25, 1965-)

Graduel Christopher Darin "Cris" Carter is a former American football and Hall of Fame player in the National Football League. He played wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Minnesota Vikings and the Miami Dolphins. Wikipedia
Troy, Ohio, United States
Bucky Dent

Bucky Dent (November 25, 1951-)

Russell Earl "Bucky" Dent, is a former American Major League Baseball player and manager. He earned two World Series rings as the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees in and, and was voted the World Series MVP in 1978. Dent is most famous for his home run in a tie-breaker game against the Boston Red Sox at the end of the 1978 season. Wikipedia
Savannah, Georgia, United States
Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio (November 25, 1914-March 8, 1999)

Joseph Paul "Joe" DiMaggio, born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American Major League Baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career for the New York Yankees. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak, a record that still stands. Wikipedia
Martinez, California
Hollywood, Florida

David B. Feinberg (November 25, 1956-November 2, 1994)

David Barish Feinberg was an American writer and AIDS activist. Wikipedia

Jacob Fichman (November 25, 1881-May 18, 1958)

Jacob Fichman also transliterated as Yakov Fichman, was an acclaimed Hebrew poet, essayist and literary critic. Wikipedia
Joe Gibbs

Joe Gibbs (November 25, 1940-)

Joe Jackson Gibbs is a former American football coach, NASCAR Championship team owner, and two time NHRA team owner. He was the 20th and 26th head coach in the history of the Washington Redskins. Well known for his long hours and work ethic, Gibbs constructed what Steve Sabol has called, "The most diverse dynasty in NFL history," building... Wikipedia
Mocksville, North Carolina
Amy Grant

Amy Grant (November 25, 1960-)

Amy Lee Grant is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, media personality and actress, best known for performing Christian music. She has been referred to as "The Queen of Christian Pop"., Grant has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Wikipedia
Augusta, Georgia, USA
Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris (November 25, 1951-)

Charlaine Harris is a 'New York Times' bestselling author who has been writing mysteries for thirty years. She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area of the United States. She now lives in southern Arkansas with her husband and three children. Though her early work consisted largely of poems about ghosts and, later, teenage angst,... Wikipedia
Tunica, Mississippi, United States
Pope John XXIII

Pope John XXIII (November 25, 1881-June 3, 1963)

Pope Saint John XXIII reigned from 28 October 1958 to his death in 1963 and was canonized on 27 April 2014. Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was the fourth of fourteen children born to a family of sharecroppers who lived in a village in Lombardy. He was ordained to the priesthood on 10 August 1904 and served in a number of posts, including papal nuncio in... Wikipedia
Sotto il Monte, Italy
Apostolic Palace, Vatican City

Georg Kaiser (November 25, 1878-June 4, 1945)

Friedrich Carl Georg Kaiser, called Georg Kaiser was a German dramatist. Wikipedia
Wilhelm Kempff

Wilhelm Kempff (November 25, 1895-May 23, 1991)

Wilhelm Walter Friedrich Kempff was a German pianist and composer. Although his repertoire included Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms, Kempff was particularly well known for his interpretations of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert. He recorded the complete collection of their piano sonatas. He is considered to have... Wikipedia
Jüterbog, German Empire
Positano, Italy
Joseph Wood Krutch

Joseph Wood Krutch (November 25, 1893-May 22, 1970)

Joseph Wood Krutch was an American writer, critic, and naturalist. Wikipedia
John Larroquette

John Larroquette (November 25, 1947-)

John Bernard Larroquette is an American actor. His roles include Dan Fielding on the 1984 - 1992 sitcom 'Night Court', Mike McBride in the Hallmark Channel series 'McBride', John Hemingway on 'The John Larroquette Show', Lionel Tribbey on 'The West Wing', and Carl Sack in 'Boston Legal'. Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Stacy Lattisaw (November 25, 1966-)

Stacy Lattisaw is an American R&B, Dance and gospel singer. From her debut in 1979 until 1990, she sang mostly R&B and Pop music. Since the 1990s, she has exclusively sung gospel music. Wikipedia
Ricardo Montalbán

Ricardo Montalbán (November 25, 1920-January 14, 2009)

Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino, KSG, known professionally as Ricardo Montalbán, was a Mexican actor. His career spanned seven decades, during which he became known for many different roles. During the 1970s, he was a spokesman in automobile advertisements for Chrysler, including those in which he extolled the "soft Corinthian leather"... Wikipedia
Mexico City, Mexico
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nonna Mordyukova

Nonna Mordyukova (November 25, 1925-July 6, 2008)

Noyabrina "Nonna" Viktorovna Mordyukova was a Soviet actress and People's Artist of the USSR. She was the star of films like director Denis Yevstigneyev's 'Mama' and Nikita Mikhalkov's 1980s hit 'Family Relations' She co-starred with the best actors of the Soviet era, among them Vasily Shukshin, Yuri Nikulin, Valentin Zubkov, Mikhail Ulyanov,... Wikipedia
Stanitsa Konstantinovskaya, Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Moscow, Russia
Augusto Pinochet

Augusto Pinochet (November 25, 1915-December 10, 2006)

Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte, more commonly known as Augusto Pinochet was an army general and dictator of Chile from 1973 until transferring power to a democratically elected president in 1990. He was the commander-in-chief of the Chilean army from 1973 to 1998 and president of the Government Junta of Chile from 1973 to 1981. He assumed power... Wikipedia
Valparaíso, Chile
Santiago de Chile
Nikolay Pirogov

Nikolay Pirogov (November 25, 1810-December 5, 1881)

Nikolay Ivanovich Pirogov was a prominent Russian scientist, medical doctor, pedagogue, public figure, and corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is considered to be the founder of field surgery, and was one of the first surgeons in Europe to use ether as an anaesthetic. He was the first surgeon to use anaesthesia in a field... Wikipedia
Moscow, Russian Empire
Vishnya, Russian Empire (now Vinnytsia, poland)

Julie Smith (novelist) (November 25, 1944-)

Julie Smith is an American mystery writer, the author of nineteen novels and several short stories. She received the 1991 Edgar Award for Best Novel for her sixth book, 'New Orleans Mourning'. Wikipedia
Ben Stein

Ben Stein (November 25, 1944-)

Benjamin Jeremy "Ben" Stein is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Later, he entered the entertainment field and became an actor, comedian, and Emmy Award-winning game show host. Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., United States
Ludvík Svoboda

Ludvík Svoboda (November 25, 1895-September 20, 1979)

Ludvík Svoboda was a Czechoslovak general and politician. He fought in both World Wars, for which he was regarded as a national hero, and he later served as President of Czechoslovakia from 1968 to 1975. Wikipedia
Hroznatín, Moravia, Austria Hungary
Prague, Czechoslovakia

Lewis Thomas (November 25, 1913-December 3, 1993)

Lewis Thomas was an American physician, poet, etymologist, essayist, administrator, educator, policy advisor, and researcher. Wikipedia
Flushing, New York
Virgil Thomson

Virgil Thomson (November 25, 1896-September 30, 1989)

Virgil Thomson was an American composer and critic. He was instrumental in the development of the "American Sound" in classical music. He has been described as a modernist, a neoclassicist, a composer of "an Olympian blend of humanity and detachment" whose "expressive voice was always carefully muted" until his late opera 'Lord Byron' which, in... Wikipedia
Kansas City, Missouri
Manhattan
Tommy Torres

Tommy Torres (November 25, 1971-)

Tommy Torres Carrasquillo, known simply as Tommy Torres, is a Puerto Rican producer, singer, and songwriter. Named "#1 Hot Latin Tracks Producer" of 2007 by Billboard Magazine and Composer of the Year at 2010 ASCAP's Latin Music Awards, Torres has written and produced songs for many artists such as Ricardo Arjona, Ednita Nazario, Alejandro Sanz,... Wikipedia
Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Gaspard Ulliel

Gaspard Ulliel (November 25, 1984-)

Gaspard Ulliel is a French actor and model. He began appearing in made-for-television films during the late 1990s and early 2000s, and then began to be known as a film actor in France, as well as starring in the title role in the movie 'Hannibal Rising'. Wikipedia
Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France