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B. J. Averell

B. J. Averell (November 26, 1979-)

Brian Jeffrey "B.J." Averell is an actor and reality show contestant who won 'The Amazing Race 9' with teammate Tyler MacNiven He is currently a CBS Technology Reporter and Periscope Livestreamer broadcasting from all the major Content Conventions such as NAB and others. Wikipedia
Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
Elizabeth Blackburn

Elizabeth Blackburn (November 26, 1948-)

Elizabeth Helen Blackburn, AC, FRS, FAA, FRSN is an Australian-American biological researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, who studies the telomere, a structure at the end of chromosomes that protects the chromosome. Blackburn co-discovered telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes the telomere. For this work, she was awarded the... Wikipedia
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Charles Brackett (November 26, 1892-March 9, 1969)

Charles William Brackett was an American novelist, screenwriter, and film producer, best known for his long collaboration with Billy Wilder. Wikipedia
Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
Los Angeles, USA
Barry Coe

Barry Coe (November 26, 1934-)

Barry S. Coe is an American actor who appeared in film and on television from 1956-1978. Many of his motion pictures parts were minor, but he co-starred in one series, 'Follow the Sun', which aired on ABC during the 1961-1962 season, and also played the recognizable "Mr. Goodwrench" on TV commercials in the 70s and 80s. Wikipedia
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
William Cowper

William Cowper (November 26, 1731-April 25, 1800)

William Cowper was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him "the best modern poet", whilst... Wikipedia
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
East Dereham, Norfolk
Cyril Cusack

Cyril Cusack (November 26, 1910-October 7, 1993)

Cyril James Cusack was an Irish actor, who appeared in numerous films and television productions in a career lasting more than 70 years. Wikipedia
Durban, Natal, South Africa (born to Irish parents)
London, England

Linda Davis (November 26, 1962-)

Linda Kaye Davis is an American country music singer. Before beginning a career as a solo artist, she had three minor country singles in the charts as one half of the duo Skip & Linda. In her solo career, Davis has recorded five studio albums for major record labels and more than 15 singles. Her highest chart entry is "Does He Love You", her 1993... Wikipedia
Robert Goulet

Robert Goulet (November 26, 1933-October 30, 2007)

Robert Gerard Goulet was an American singer and actor of French Canadian ancestry and Canadian upbringing and training after birth in Massachusetts. He was cast as Sir Lancelot and originated the role in the 1960 Broadway musical 'Camelot' starring opposite theatre giants Richard Burton and Julie Andrews. He took Broadway by storm and achieved... Wikipedia
Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Dave Hughes

Dave Hughes (November 26, 1970-)

David William "Hughesy" Hughes, is an Australian stand-up comedian, and a radio and television presenter. Wikipedia
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Eugène Ionesco

Eugène Ionesco (November 26, 1909-March 28, 1994)

Eugène Ionesco was a Romanian playwright who wrote mostly in French, and one of the foremost figures of the French Avant-garde theatre. Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, Ionesco's plays depict the solitude and insignificance of human existence in a tangible way. Wikipedia
Slatina, Romania
Paris, France
Eugene Istomin

Eugene Istomin (November 26, 1925-October 10, 2003)

Eugene George Istomin was an American pianist. He was famous for his work in a piano trio in which he collaborated with Isaac Stern and Leonard Rose. Wikipedia
Dale Jarrett

Dale Jarrett (November 26, 1956-)

Dale Arnold Jarrett is a former American race car driver and current sports commentator known for winning the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship. He is the son of two-time Grand National Champion Ned Jarrett, younger brother of Glenn Jarrett; a former NASCAR driver himself and pit commentator, father of former driver Jason Jarrett, and... Wikipedia
Newton, North Carolina

Verghese Kurien (November 26, 1921-September 9, 2012)

Verghese Kurien was a renowned Indian social entrepreneur and is best known as the "Father of the White Revolution", for his 'billion-litre idea' – the world's largest agricultural development programme. This transformed India from a milk-deficient nation to the world's largest milk producer, surpassing the United States of America in 1998, with... Wikipedia
Calicut, Madras Presidency, British India
Nadiad, Gujarat, India
Berthold Leibinger

Berthold Leibinger (November 26, 1930-)

Berthold Leibinger is a German engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is founder of the non-profit foundation Berthold Leibinger Stiftung and Associate of the German company Trumpf. Wikipedia
Rich Little

Rich Little (November 26, 1938-)

Richard Caruthers "Rich" Little is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor, nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Voices" by voice actor Mel Blanc. Wikipedia
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Ciarán Mac Mathúna (November 26, 1925-December 11, 2009)

Ciarán Mac Mathúna was an Irish broadcaster and music collector. He was a recognised authority on Irish music and lectured extensively on the subject. He travelled around Ireland, England, Scotland and America collecting music. Wikipedia
Limerick
V. K. Murthy

V. K. Murthy (November 26, 1923-April 7, 2014)

Venkatarama Pandit Krishnamurthy was an Indian cinematographer. Murthy, a one-time violinist and jailed freedom fighter, was Guru Dutt's regular cameraman on his movies. He provided some of Indian cinema's most notable images in starkly contrasted black and white. He also shot India's first cinemascope film, 'Kaagaz Ke Phool'. For his contribution... Wikipedia
Mysore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India
Bangalore, India
Lauren Nelson

Lauren Nelson (November 26, 1986-)

Lauren Paige Nelson is a beauty queen from Lawton, Oklahoma who holds the Miss America 2007 title. Nelson is the second consecutive Miss America and sixth in the history of Miss America to hail from this state. Wikipedia
Lawton, Oklahoma
Chris Osgood

Chris Osgood (November 26, 1972-)

Christopher John Osgood is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He's currently ranked tenth in wins in NHL regular season history with 401 career wins. He spent the first part of his 17-year NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings, then the New York Islanders and the St. Louis Blues before returning to Detroit in 2005. He won three... Wikipedia
Peace River, AB, CAN
Ruth Patrick

Ruth Patrick (November 26, 1907-September 23, 2013)

Ruth Myrtle Patrick was a botanist and limnologist specializing in diatoms and freshwater ecology, who developed ways to measure the health of freshwater ecosystems and established a number of research facilities. Wikipedia
Topeka, Kansas, United States
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (November 26, 1931-)

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel is an Argentine human rights activist, community organizer, pacifist, art painter, writer and sculptor. He was the recipient of the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize. Wikipedia
Buenos Aires
Daniel Petrie

Daniel Petrie (November 26, 1920-August 22, 2004)

Daniel Mannix Petrie was a Canadian television and film director. Wikipedia
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Frederik Pohl

Frederik Pohl (November 26, 1919-September 2, 2013)

Frederik George Pohl, Jr. was an American science fiction writer, editor and fan, with a career spanning more than seventy-five years—from his first published work, the 1937 poem "Elegy to a Dead Satellite: Luna", to the 2011 novel 'All the Lives He Led' and articles and essays published in 2012. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Palatine, Illinois, USA

Angeline Quinto (November 26, 1989-)

Angeline Quinto is a Filipino singer, actress, and winner of 'Star Power: Sharon's Search For The Next Female Pop Superstar' in 2011. Wikipedia
Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
Arjun Rampal

Arjun Rampal (November 26, 1972-)

Arjun Rampal is an Indian film actor, producer, model and a television host. Through his career in Bollywood movies, he has established himself as a leading actor of Bollywood. He made his acting debut in the 2001 romance 'Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat' portraying the role of a model. Rampal was appreciated for his performance and received several awards... Wikipedia
Jabalpur, India
Harold Reynolds

Harold Reynolds (November 26, 1960-)

Harold Craig Reynolds is a former Major League Baseball second baseman. He played from 1983–1994, primarily for the Seattle Mariners. Since his retirement, he has become a well known television analyst, and has worked with Fox's MLB coverage since 2012, including being Fox's lead analyst since 2014. Wikipedia
Eugene, Oregon
Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson (November 26, 1943-)

Marilynne Summers Robinson is an American novelist and essayist. She has received several awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2005 and the 2012 National Humanities Medal. Wikipedia
Sandpoint, Idaho, United States
Charles M. Schulz

Charles M. Schulz (November 26, 1922-February 12, 2000)

Charles Monroe Schulz, nicknamed Sparky, was an American cartoonist, best known for the comic strip 'Peanuts'. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, cited as a major influence by many later cartoonists. 'Calvin and Hobbes' creator Bill Watterson wrote in 2007: "'Peanuts' pretty much defines the modern comic... Wikipedia
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Santa Rosa, California
Eric Sevareid

Eric Sevareid (November 26, 1912-July 9, 1992)

Arnold Eric Sevareid was a CBS news journalist from 1939 to 1977. He was one of a group of elite war correspondents hired by pioneering CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow, and thus dubbed "Murrow's Boys". He was the first to report the fall of Paris when it was captured by the Germans during World War II. Traveling into Burma during World War II, his... Wikipedia
Velva, North Dakota
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Tina Turner

Tina Turner (November 26, 1939-)

Anna Mae Bullock, better known by her stage name Tina Turner, is a singer, dancer, actress, and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Born and raised in the Southeastern United States, she is now a Swiss citizen. Wikipedia
Nutbush, Tennessee, U.S.A
Bill W.

Bill W. (November 26, 1895-January 24, 1971)

William Griffith Wilson, also known as Bill Wilson or Bill W., was the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, an international mutual aid fellowship with over two million members belonging to 100,800 groups of alcoholics helping other alcoholics achieve and maintain sobriety. Following AA's Twelfth Tradition of anonymity, Wilson is commonly known as... Wikipedia
Dorset, Vermont, United States
Miami, Florida, United States
Norbert Wiener

Norbert Wiener (November 26, 1894-March 18, 1964)

Norbert Wiener was an American mathematician and philosopher. He was Professor of Mathematics at MIT. Wikipedia
Columbia, Missouri, United States
Stockholm, Sweden
Karl Ziegler

Karl Ziegler (November 26, 1898-August 12, 1973)

Karl Waldemar Ziegler was a German chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963, with Giulio Natta, for work on polymers. The Nobel Committee recognized his "excellent work on organometallic compounds [which]...led to new polymerization reactions and ... paved the way for new and highly useful industrial processes". He is also known for his... Wikipedia
Helsa near Kassel, Germany
Mülheim, Germany