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James Allen (author)

James Allen (author) (November 28, 1864-1912)

James Allen was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement. His best known work, 'As a Man Thinketh', has been mass-produced since its publication in 1902. It has been a source of inspiration to motivational and self-help authors. Born in Leicester, England, into a... Wikipedia
Brooks Atkinson

Brooks Atkinson (November 28, 1894-January 14, 1984)

Justin Brooks Atkinson was an American theatre critic. He worked for 'The New York Times' from 1925 to 1960. In his obituary, the 'Times' called him "the theater's most influential reviewer of his time." Wikipedia
Prateik Babbar

Prateik Babbar (November 28, 1986-)

Prateik Babbar is an Indian actor. He is the son of late actress Smita Patil and actor turned politician Raj Babbar. Wikipedia
Mumbai, India
William Blake

William Blake (November 28, 1757-August 12, 1827)

William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". His... Wikipedia
London, England
London, England

Rita Mae Brown (November 28, 1944-)

Rita Mae Brown is an American writer and feminist. She is best known for her first novel 'Rubyfruit Jungle'. Published in 1973, it dealt with lesbian themes in an explicit manner unusual for the time. Brown is also a mystery writer and screenwriter. Wikipedia
Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States
Chamillionaire

Chamillionaire (November 28, 1979-)

Hakeem Seriki, better known by his stage name Chamillionaire, is an American rapper and entrepreneur from Houston, Texas. He is the CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment. Chamillionaire was also the founder and an original member of The Color Changin' Click until the group split in 2005. Wikipedia
Martin Clunes

Martin Clunes (November 28, 1961-)

Alexander Martin Clunes, OBE is a British actor, best known for portraying Martin Ellingham in the ITV drama series 'Doc Martin' and Gary Strang in 'Men Behaving Badly'. Clunes has narrated a number of documentaries for ITV, the first of which was 'Islands of Britain' in 2009. He has since presented a number of documentaries centered around... Wikipedia
Wimbledon, London, England
Jesse Cook

Jesse Cook (November 28, 1964-)

Jesse Arnaud Cook is a Canadian guitarist, composer, and producer. Widely considered one of the most influential figures in "nuevo flamenco" music, he incorporates elements of flamenco rumba, jazz & many forms of world music into his work. He is a Juno Award winner, Acoustic Guitar's Player's Choice Award silver winner in the Flamenco Category, and... Wikipedia
Paris
Victor Cousin

Victor Cousin (November 28, 1792-January 14, 1867)

Victor Cousin was a French philosopher. He was the founder of "eclecticism," a briefly influential school of French philosophy that combined elements of German idealism and Scottish Common Sense Realism. As the administrator of public instruction for over a decade, Cousin also had an important influence on French educational policy. Wikipedia
Paris
Cannes

Emma Darcy (November 28, 1940-)

Emma Darcy is the pseudonym used by the Australian husband–wife writing team of Wendy Brennan and Frank Brennan, they wrote in collaboration over 45 romance novels. In 1993, for the Emma Darcy pseudonym's 10th anniversary, they created the "Emma Darcy Award Contest" to encourage authors to finish their manuscripts. After the death of Frank Brennan... Wikipedia
Friedrich Engels

Friedrich Engels (November 28, 1820-August 5, 1895)

Friedrich Engels was a German social scientist, author, political theorist, philosopher, and father of Marxist theory, together with Karl Marx. In 1845 he published 'The Condition of the Working Class in England', based on personal observations and research in Manchester. Wikipedia
Wuppertal, Germany
London, England
Carol Gilligan

Carol Gilligan (November 28, 1936-)

Carol Gilligan is an American feminist, ethicist, and psychologist best known for her work with and against Lawrence Kohlberg on ethical community and ethical relationships, and certain subject-object problems in ethics. Wikipedia
Gloria Grahame

Gloria Grahame (November 28, 1923-October 5, 1981)

Gloria Grahame was an American stage, film and television actress. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.

John Hargreaves (actor) (November 28, 1945-January 8, 1996)

John Hargreaves was an Australian actor. He won three Australian Film Institute Awards and was nominated six times. Wikipedia
Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
Sydney, Australia
Ed Harris

Ed Harris (November 28, 1950-)

Edward Allen "Ed" Harris is an American actor, screenwriter, and director. He is best known for his performances in 'Pollock', 'Appaloosa', 'The Rock', 'The Abyss', 'A Beautiful Mind', 'A History of Violence', 'Enemy at the Gates', 'The Right Stuff', 'Gone Baby Gone', 'Radio', 'The Firm', 'Jackknife', 'Empire Falls', and 'Game Change'. Wikipedia
Englewood, New Jersey, United States.
Russell Alan Hulse

Russell Alan Hulse (November 28, 1950-)

Russell Alan Hulse is an American physicist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, shared with his thesis advisor Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr., "'for the discovery of a new type of pulsar, a discovery that has opened up new possibilities for the study of gravitation'". He was a specialist in the pulsar studies and gravitational waves. Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Hope Lange

Hope Lange (November 28, 1933-December 19, 2003)

Hope Elise Ross Lange was an American film, stage, and television actress. Wikipedia
Redding, Connecticut
Santa Monica, California
Claude Lévi-Strauss

Claude Lévi-Strauss (November 28, 1908-October 30, 2009)

Claude Lévi-Strauss was a French anthropologist and ethnologist whose work was key in the development of the theory of structuralism and structural anthropology. He held the Chair of Social Anthropology at the Collège de France between 1959 and 1982 and was elected a member of the Académie française in 1973. He received numerous honors from... Wikipedia
Brussels, Belgium
Paris, France

Sixto Lezcano (November 28, 1953-)

Sixto Joaquin Lezcano Curras is a retired baseball player who played for 12 seasons as an outfielder in the Major Leagues between 1974 and 1985. He played for five teams in the Majors and won a Gold Glove during his career. Wikipedia
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson (November 28, 1952-)

Sharon Epatha Merkerson, best known as S. Epatha Merkerson, is an American film, stage, and television actress. She has won a Golden Globe, an Emmy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, an Obie Award and four NAACP Image Awards. She has also received two Tony Award nominations. She is best known for her role as NYPD Lieutenant Anita Van Buren from... Wikipedia
Saginaw, Michigan, United States

Mario Nascimbene (November 28, 1913-January 6, 2002)

Mario Nascimbene was one of the best known Italian film soundtrack composers of the 20th century. His career spanned six decades, during which time he earned several awards for the innovative contents of his composing style. During his career he composed soundtracks for more than 150 films. Wikipedia
Milan, Italy
Rome, Italy
Randy Newman

Randy Newman (November 28, 1943-)

Randall Stuart "Randy" Newman is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant pop songs, and for film scores. Wikipedia
Los Angeles
Hanne Ørstavik

Hanne Ørstavik (November 28, 1969-)

Hanne Ørstavik is a Norwegian writer. She was born in Tana in Finnmark province in the far north of Norway, and moved to Oslo at the age of 16. Her parents are Wenche Ørstavik and Gunnar Ørstavik. She has two brothers, Paul Ørstavik and Sakse Ørstavik.She has one daughter, Mari Ørstavik. She has two nieces, Maisie and Helena, and two nephews,... Wikipedia
Tana
Sonia O'Sullivan

Sonia O'Sullivan (November 28, 1969-)

Sonia O'Sullivan is an Irish former athlete. She began her running career in Ballymore Running Club which is located in the eastern side of Cobh Town. She was one of the world's leading female 5000 m runners for most of the 1990s and early 2000s. Her crowning achievement was a gold medal in the 5000 m at the 1995 World Athletics Championships. She... Wikipedia
Stephen Roche

Stephen Roche (November 28, 1959-)

Stephen Roche is a former Irish professional road racing cyclist. In a 13-year professional career, he peaked in 1987, becoming the second of only two cyclists to win the Triple Crown of victories in the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia stage races, plus the World road race championship. Roche's rise coincided with that of fellow Irishman Sean... Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland
Ernst Röhm

Ernst Röhm (November 28, 1887-July 1, 1934)

Ernst Julius Günther Röhm was a German officer in the Bavarian Army and was badly wounded during World War I. In the years following the war, he became an early leader of the Nazi Party of Germany. He was a co-founder of the 'Sturmabteilung', the Nazi Party's militia, and later was its commander. In 1934, as part of the Night of the Long Knives, he... Wikipedia
Munich
Stadelheim Prison, Munich

Christopher Rouse (editor) (November 28, 1958-)

Christopher Russell Rouse is an American film and television editor who has about a dozen feature-film credits and numerous television credits. Rouse won the Academy Award for Film Editing, the BAFTA Award for Best Editing, and the ACE Eddie Award for the film 'The Bourne Ultimatum'. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Eric Shinseki

Eric Shinseki (November 28, 1942-)

Eric Ken Shinseki is a retired United States Army four-star general who has served as the seventh United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs since 2009. His final U.S. Army post was as the 34th Chief of Staff of the Army. He is a veteran of combat in the Vietnam War, where he sustained a foot injury. Wikipedia
Lihue, Territory of Hawaii
Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart (November 28, 1962-)

Jonathan "Jon" Stewart is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, actor, media critic, and television host. He is the host of 'The Daily Show', a satirical news program that airs on Comedy Central. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Gina Tognoni

Gina Tognoni (November 28, 1973-)

Gina Tognoni is an American actress, best known for her work with American daytime soap operas. Her most notable performances include Kelly Cramer on 'One Life to Live' and Dinah Marler on 'Guiding Light'. She is currently starring as Phyllis Summers on 'The Young and the Restless'. Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Albert W. Tucker

Albert W. Tucker (November 28, 1905-January 25, 1995)

Albert William Tucker was a Canadian mathematician who made important contributions in topology, game theory, and non-linear programming. Wikipedia
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Highstown, N.J., U.S.
Ramón José Velásquez

Ramón José Velásquez (November 28, 1916-June 24, 2014)

Ramón José Velásquez Mujica was a Venezuelan political figure. He served as President of Venezuela between 1993 and 1994. He was an important historian, journalist, lawyer and politician. Wikipedia
San Juan de Colón, Táchira, Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela
Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (November 28, 1984-)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is an American actress and recording artist. Winstead is known for her scream queen roles in the horror films: 'Final Destination 3', 'Death Proof', 'The Thing', and 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter', but has also branched out to other genres, including as John McClane's daughter Lucy in 'Die Hard' '4' and '5', Ramona... Wikipedia
Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States