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Amos Bronson Alcott

Amos Bronson Alcott (November 29, 1799-March 4, 1888)

Amos Bronson Alcott was an American teacher, writer, philosopher, and reformer. As an educator, Alcott pioneered new ways of interacting with young students, focusing on a conversational style, and avoided traditional punishment. He hoped to perfect the human spirit and, to that end, advocated a vegan diet before the term was coined. He was also an... Wikipedia
Wolcott, Connecticut
Boston, Massachusetts
Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832-March 6, 1888)

Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the novel 'Little Women' and its sequels 'Little Men' and 'Jo's Boys'. Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and... Wikipedia
Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Boston, Massachusetts

John D. Barrow (November 29, 1952-)

John David Barrow FRS is an English cosmologist, theoretical physicist, and mathematician. He is currently Research Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Barrow is also a writer of popular science and an amateur playwright. Wikipedia
London, UK

Hinton Battle (November 29, 1956-)

Hinton Battle is an American actor, singer, dancer, and dance instructor. He has won three Tony Awards, all in the category of Featured Actor in a Musical. He was the first to portray the Scarecrow in the stage version of 'The Wiz'. Wikipedia
Neubrücke, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Ernest William Brown

Ernest William Brown (November 29, 1866-July 22, 1938)

* Awarding of Bruce Medal: PASP 32 85 * *National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir * Brown, E.W. and Shook, C.A. 'Planetary Theory.' Cambridge University Press, 1933. Wikipedia
Hull, England
New Haven, Connecticut

Valentino Bucchi (November 29, 1916-May 8, 1976)

Valentino Bucchi was an Italian composer. Wikipedia

Brian Cadd (November 29, 1946-)

Brian George Cadd is an Australian singer-songwriter, keyboardist and producer who has performed as a member of The Groop, Axiom, Flying Burrito Brothers and solo. Although he was briefly called Brian Caine in late 1966, when first joining The Groop, he is generally known as Brian Cadd. Wikipedia
Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle (November 29, 1964-)

Donald Frank "Don" Cheadle, Jr. is an American actor. Cheadle had an early role in 'Picket Fences' and followed it with performances in 'Devil in a Blue Dress', 'Rosewood' and 'Boogie Nights'. He then started a collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh that resulted in the movies 'Out of Sight', 'Traffic' and 'Ocean's Eleven'. Other Cheadle... Wikipedia
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Jacques Chirac

Jacques Chirac (November 29, 1932-)

Jacques René Chirac is a French statesman, who served as the President of France from 1995 to 2007. He previously served as Prime Minister of France from 1974 to 1976 and from 1986 to 1988, and as Mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995. Wikipedia
Paris, France

Bill Freehan (November 29, 1941-)

William Ashley Freehan is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire 15-year career with the Detroit Tigers. The premier catcher in the American League for several years from the 1960s into the early 1970s, he was named an All-Star in each of the eleven seasons in which he caught at least 75 games, and was the MVP runnerup with... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan

Frank Galati (November 29, 1943-)

Frank Galati is an American director, writer and actor. He is a member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, an associate director at Goodman Theatre, and a professor of performance at Northwestern University. In 2004, Galati was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of nine Joseph Jefferson Awards for his... Wikipedia
Highland Park, Illinois
Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs (November 29, 1973-)

Ryan Joseph Giggs, OBE is a Welsh football coach and former player who is currently the assistant manager at Manchester United and co-owner of Salford City. The son of rugby league player Danny Wilson, Giggs was born in Cardiff but moved to Manchester at the age of six when his father joined Swinton RLFC. Wikipedia
Cardiff, Wales
Jennifer Harman

Jennifer Harman (November 29, 1964-)

Jennifer C. Harman-Traniello is an American professional poker player. She has won two World Series of Poker bracelets in open events, one of only two women to have done so. Wikipedia
Reno, Nevada, United States
Diane Ladd

Diane Ladd (November 29, 1935-)

Diane Ladd is an American actress, film director, producer and author. She has appeared in over 120 roles, on television, and in miniseries and feature films, including 'Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore', 'Wild at Heart', 'Rambling Rose', 'Ghosts of Mississippi', 'Touched by an Angel', 'Primary Colors', '28 Days', and 'American Cowslip'. Twice... Wikipedia
Meridian, Mississippi, U.S.
Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L'Engle (November 29, 1918-September 6, 2007)

Madeleine L'Engle was an American writer best known for young-adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning 'A Wrinkle in Time' and its sequels: 'A Wind in the Door', National Book Award-winning 'A Swiftly Tilting Planet', 'Many Waters', and 'An Acceptable Time'. Her works reflect both her Christian faith and her strong interest in modern... Wikipedia
New York City, NY, USA
Litchfield, CT, USA

Hideo Levy (November 29, 1950-)

Ian Hideo Levy is an American-born Japanese language author. He was born in California and educated in Taiwan, America, and Japan. Wikipedia
Berkeley, California
C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis (November 29, 1898-November 22, 1963)

Clive Staples Lewis, commonly known as C. S. Lewis, was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. Born in Belfast, Ireland, he held academic positions at both Oxford University, 1925–54, and Cambridge University, 1954–63. He is best known for his fictional... Wikipedia
Belfast, Ireland
Oxford, England
Howie Mandel

Howie Mandel (November 29, 1955-)

Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel is a Canadian comedian, actor, television host, and voice actor. He is well known as host of the NBC game show 'Deal or No Deal', as well as the show's daytime and Canadian-English counterparts. Before his career as a game show host, Mandel was best known for his role as rowdy ER intern Dr. Wayne Fiscus on the NBC... Wikipedia
Willowdale, North York, Ontario
Chuck Mangione

Chuck Mangione (November 29, 1940-)

Charles Frank "Chuck" Mangione is an American flugelhorn player, trumpeter and composer. Wikipedia
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Tonie Marshall

Tonie Marshall (November 29, 1951-)

Tonie Marshall is an actress, screenwriter, and film director in French cinema. Wikipedia
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Minnie Miñoso

Minnie Miñoso (November 29, 1922-March 1, 2015)

Orestes "Minnie" Miñoso, nicknamed "The Cuban Comet" and "Mr. White Sox", was a Cuban Negro league and Major League Baseball player. He began his baseball career in 1946 and became an All-Star third baseman with the New York Cubans and was signed by the Cleveland Indians after the 1948 season as baseball's color line slowly fell. Miñoso went on to... Wikipedia
Havana, Cuba
Chicago, Illinois
Yevgeny Mironov (actor)

Yevgeny Mironov (actor) (November 29, 1966-)

Yevgeny Mironov is a Russian film and stage actor, Meritorious Artist of Russian Federation, People's Artist of Russia, State Prize of the Russian Federation laureate. Yevgeny Mironov lives and works in Moscow, Russia. Wikipedia
Saratov, USSR
António Egas Moniz

António Egas Moniz (November 29, 1874-December 13, 1955)

António Caetano de Abreu Freire Egas Moniz, known as Egas Moniz, was a Portuguese neurologist and the developer of cerebral angiography. He is regarded as one of the founders of modern psychosurgery, having developed the surgical procedure 'leucotomy'known better today as 'lobotomy'for which he became the first Portuguese national to receive a... Wikipedia
Avanca, Estarreja, Portugal
Lisbon
Wendell Phillips

Wendell Phillips (November 29, 1811-February 2, 1884)

Wendell Phillips was an American abolitionist, advocate for Native Americans, orator and lawyer. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts

Annemarie Reinhard (November 29, 1921-November 10, 1976)

Annemarie Reinhard was a German writer. Wikipedia
Dresden
Dresden
Frank Reynolds

Frank Reynolds (November 29, 1923-July 20, 1983)

Frank James Reynolds was an American television journalist for ABC and CBS News. Wikipedia
East Chicago, Indiana
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera (November 29, 1969-)

Mariano Rivera is a Panamanian baseball pitcher who has played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. Nicknamed "Mo", Rivera has spent most of his career as a relief pitcher, and has served as the Yankees' closer since 1997. A 13-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion, he is MLB's career leader in saves and games... Wikipedia
Panama City, Panama
Jerome Sala

Jerome Sala (November 29, 1986-)

Jerome Sala is Filipino singer who was dubbed 'Balladeer Extraordinaire'. He was discovered on the ABS-CBN series 'Search for a Star in a Million' in 2004. Since his 2004 win, Sala became a fixture on variety shows until he became inactive after going back to his province, Bohol. Wikipedia
Garry Shandling

Garry Shandling (November 29, 1949-)

Garry Shandling is an American comedian, actor and writer. He is best known for his work in 'It's Garry Shandling's Show' and 'The Larry Sanders Show'. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Maggie Thompson

Maggie Thompson (November 29, 1942-)

Margaret "Maggie" Thompson, is a former librarian, longtime editor of the now-defunct 'Comics Buyer's Guide', science fiction fan and collector of comics. Wikipedia
Jean-Philippe Toussaint

Jean-Philippe Toussaint (November 29, 1957-)

Jean-Philippe Toussaint is a Belgian prose writer, photographer and filmmaker. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages and he has had his photographs displayed in Brussels and Japan. Toussaint won the Prix Médicis in 2005 for his novel 'Fuir', second volume of the « Cycle of Marie », a four-tome chronicle published over ten... Wikipedia
Brussels, Belgium
Merle Travis

Merle Travis (November 29, 1917-October 20, 1983)

Merle Robert Travis was an American country and western singer, songwriter and musician born in Rosewood, Kentucky. His lyrics often discussed the life and exploitation of coal miners. Among his many well-known songs are "Sixteen Tons", "Re-Enlistment Blues" and "Dark as a Dungeon". However, it is his masterly guitar playing and his interpretations... Wikipedia
Rosewood, Kentucky US
Tahlequah, Oklahoma US
Charlotte Valandrey

Charlotte Valandrey (November 29, 1968-)

Charlotte Valandrey is a French actress. After early success she was widely tipped for stardom, but her career took a more modest course until the release of her autobiography in 2005. Wikipedia
Paris, France

Inna Zubkovskaya (November 29, 1923-February 5, 2001)

Inna Zubkovskaya was a Russian ballerina. She was trained at the Bolshoi School and graduated in 1941. She immediately joined the Kirov Ballet where she remained until her retirement in 1970. According to Meisner, "her flawless technique, allied to a sensitive reticence, fitted the Maryinsky's elegant purity and they invited her to join". She was... Wikipedia
Moscow, Soviet Union
St. Petersburg, Russia