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Welcome to Today In History for Thursday, November 14, 2019.

On this day in history ..

Famous birthdays for this day ..


  • 1511 - Janus Secundus, neo latin poet (Basia)
  • 1650 - Willem III Henry, [Dutch William], king of England (1689-1702)
  • 1663 - Friederich Wilhelm Zachow, composer
  • 1679 - Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius
  • 1719 - Johann Georg Leopold Mozart, composer
  • 1765 - Robert Fulton, built 1st coml steamboat (or 0819)
  • 1774 - Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, composer
  • 1776 - Henri Dutrochet, discovered & named process of osmosis
  • 1778 - Johann Nepomuk Hummel, composer
  • 1779 - Adam Gottlob Oehlenschl„ger, Denmark, poet (Natl Poet 1849)
  • 1796 - Carlo Conti, composer
  • 1797 - Charles Lyell, Scotland, geologist (Principles of Geology)
  • 1800 - Heinrich Ludwig Egmont Dorn, composer
  • 1802 - August F Pott, German philologist (Etymology Forschungen)
  • 1805 - Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel, composer
  • 1814 - Michael Kelly Lawler, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), dies in 1882
  • 1816 - John Curwen, composer
  • 1822 - William Harrow, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1872
  • 1823 - Robert J Fruin, historian (80 year war)
  • 1825 - August Reissmann, composer
  • 1827 - Isaac Wistar, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1905
  • 1828 - James Birdseye MacPherson, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1864
  • 1829 - Giulio Roberti, composer
  • 1833 - Antonius von der Linde, Neth/German librarian/chess player
  • 1838 - August Senoa, Croatian author (Zlatarevo zlato)
  • 1840 - Claude Monet, France, impressionist (Water Lilies)
  • 1842 - Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War (d 1959)
  • 1845 - Allen Hill, cricketer (took the 1st wicket in Test cricket)
  • 1845 - Johann Ernst Perabo, composer
  • 1861 - Frederick Jackson Turner, Wisc, historian/educator (Harvard U)
  • 1863 - Leo H A Baekeland, Belgian/US chemist (bakelite)
  • 1875 - Jakob Schaffner, Swiss writer: Conrad Pilater
  • 1877 - Ren‚ de Clerq, Flemish poet/author (Emergency Horn)
  • 1879 - Geoffrey Turton Shaw, composer
  • 1880 - Eugene O'Brien, Boulder OH, actor (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)
  • 1883 - Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek premier (1945, 50, 51-52)
  • 1887 - Bernhard Paumgartner, Austria, musicologist/conductor/composer
  • 1887 - Louis A van Gasteren, Dutch actor/director (Willem van Oranje)
  • 1889 - Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Indian PM (1947-64)
  • 1892 - James Meredith, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1912)
  • 1893 - Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (Madonna dei filosofi)
  • 1893 - Evert S J Kruythoff, Ned Antillean author (conservation flora)
  • 1893 - Piet Moeskops, Dutch world champ cyclist (1921-24, 26)
  • 1894 - Harold Collett Dent, journalist/educationist
  • 1894 - Seena Owen, Spokane WA, silent screen actress (Queen Kelly)
  • 1896 - Mamie G Doud Eisenhower, 1st lady (1953-61)
  • 1897 - John Steuart Curry, US painter/lithographer (Baptism in Kansas)
  • 1900 - Aaron Copeland, Brooklyn, composer (Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring)
  • 1900 - Clara Fasano, sculptor
  • 1901 - Morton Downey, Wallingford Ct, singer (Star of the Family)
  • 1904 - Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer
  • 1904 - Dick Powell, Mt View Ark, actor (Cry Danger, Dick Powell Theater)
  • 1904 - Harold Larwood, cricketer (England bodyline bowler)
  • 1904 - Marya Mannes, NYC, author (The Reporter)
  • 1905 - L H Ruitenberg, vicar/editor in chief (Reformed of Netherlands)
  • 1905 - Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian author
  • 1906 - Louise Brooks, silent screen star (American Venus, Pandora's Box)
  • 1907 - Astrid Lindgren, Swedish children book author (Pipi Longstocking)
  • 1907 - Howard William Hunter, Mormon Church Leader
  • 1907 - Pedro Arrupe, Spanish priest/Jesuit
  • 1908 - Harrison E Salisbury, journalist/author (50th Anniv of Soviet Union)
  • 1909 - Joseph R McCarthy, (Sen-R-Wisc), anti-communist lunatic
  • 1910 - Eric Lawson Malpass, writer
  • 1910 - Norman MacCaig, poet
  • 1910 - Rosemary DeCamp, Prescott Az, actress (Love That Bob, That Girl)
  • 1912 - Barbara Hutton, heiress (Woolworth)
  • 1914 - Eric John Crozier, producer/librettist
  • 1914 - Florentine Rost van Tonningen-Heubel, Dutch black widow/Nazi
  • 1914 - Ken Carson, Coalgate Okla, singer (Garry Moore Show)
  • 1915 - Edward Digby Baltzell, Ivy League sociologist
  • 1916 - Sherwood Schwartz, Passaic NJ, TV creator (Brady Bunch, Gilligan Is)
  • 1919 - Veronica Lake, [Constance Ockleman], actress (I Married a Witch)
  • 1920 - Johnny Desmond, Detroit Mich, singer (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1921 - Brian Keith, Bayonne NJ, actor (Bill-Family Affair, Loneliest Runner)
  • 1922 - Boutros Boutros Ghali, Egyptian secretary-general of UN (1992- )
  • 1922 - Johan R Kjell‚n, Swedish sociologist
  • 1922 - Marina Candael, Flemish dancer/choreography (Rhapsody in Blue)
  • 1923 - Margaret Courtenay, actress (Royal Flash, Duet for One)
  • 1924 - Arthur Frank "Peter" Shore, egyptologist
  • 1924 - Billy Jim Layton, composer
  • 1924 - Kenneth J Gray, (Rep-D-IL, 1955-75, 85- )
  • 1924 - Leonid B Kogan, Dnepropetrovsk Russia, violinist (Lenin Prize-1952)
  • 1924 - Phyllis Avery, NYC, actress (Alice-George Gobel Show, Ruth-Mr Novak)
  • 1927 - Narciso Yepes, Lorca Spain, guitarist (Orquesta Nacionale 1947)
  • 1928 - Kathleen Hughes, Hollywood Calif, actress (It Came From Outer Space)
  • 1928 - Leonie Rysanek, dramatic soprano (Vienna Munich State Opera 1952-54)
  • 1929 - Horst Janssen, graphic Artist
  • 1929 - McLean Stevenson, Normal Ill, actor (M*A*S*H, Hello Larry)
  • 1930 - Alan Moss, cricket pace bowler (England during 50's)
  • 1930 - Edward H White II, San Antonio Texas, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4)
  • 1930 - Ornelio Martina, Antillian author/governor of Cura‡ao
  • 1931 - Claudia Jane Archibald, parapsychologist
  • 1932 - Henk Mochel, Dutch TV host (Rondom tien)
  • 1932 - Ramon Zupko, composer
  • 1933 - Fred W Haise Jr, Biloxi Miss, astronaut (Apollo 13 STS T-1, T-3, T-5)
  • 1934 - Ellis Marsalis, jazz musician
  • 1934 - Roman A Gulyayev, cosmonaut
  • 1935 - Don Stewart, actor (Guiding Light)
  • 1935 - Donald Edwin White, advertising copywriter/opera administrator
  • 1935 - Gennadi Aleksandrovich Dolgopolov, cosmonaut
  • 1935 - Hussein ibn Talal I, king of Jordan (1953- )
  • 1935 - Jakusho Kwong, Santa Rosa Calif, head of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center
  • 1936 - Cornell Gunther, LA Calif, musician (Coasters-Poison Ivy)
  • 1939 - Wendy (Walter) Carlos, Pawtucket RI, composer (Switched on Bach)
  • 1940 - Freddie Garrity, rocker (Freddie & the Dreamers-I'm Telling You Now)
  • 1941 - Hermanus J Kriel, South African minister of Planning (1989- )
  • 1942 - John Du Preez, cricketer (S Afr leg-spin all-rounder v Aust 1966-67)
  • 1944 - Aditya Biria, industrialist
  • 1944 - Scherrie Payne, US singer (Supremes-Incredible)
  • 1947 - P J O'Rourke, writer (Easy Money)
  • 1947 - Syanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr, US accordionist (On Track)
  • 1948 - Charles PAG, prince of Wales/duke of Cornwall
  • 1948 - Jacob Kohnstamm, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior (D66, 1994-)
  • 1948 - James Young, Chicago IL, rock guitarist (Styx)
  • 1948 - Robert Ginty, Bkln NY, actor (Paper Chase, White Fire)
  • 1949 - Terry Lee Johnson, Alabama, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • 1951 - Barry Brandt, Wash DC, rock drummer (Angel)
  • 1951 - Sandahl Bergman, KC Missouri, actress (Conan, All that Jazz)
  • 1951 - Stephen Bishop, rocker vocalist
  • 1952 - Alec John Such, rocker
  • 1952 - Ray Sharkey, Brooklyn NY, actor (Wise Guys, Wired, Caged Fear)
  • 1953 - Alexander O'Neal, Minneapolis, rocker (James Hearsky Harris III)
  • 1954 - Bernard Hinault, French bicylist (Tour de France)
  • 1954 - Yanni, new age musician (Live at the Acropolis, Sand Dance)
  • 1955 - Jack Sikma, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1955 - Willie Hernandez, pitcher (Cy Young Award)
  • 1956 - Alec John Such, US pop bassist (Bon Jovi-Wanted Dead or Alive)
  • 1956 - Kenneth D Bowersox, Portsmouth Va, USN/astro (STS 50, 61, 73, 82)
  • 1957 - Frank Affolter, pianist/writer/composer (If Nobody Does)
  • 1958 - Lynda Lehmann, Karoonda Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
  • 1959 - Annie Schilder, Dutch singer (BZN)
  • 1961 - D B Sweeney, actor (Cutting Edge, Fire in the Sky, Day in October)
  • 1962 - Laura San Giacoma, Danville NJ, actress (Pretty Woman, Vital Signs)
  • 1962 - Morgan Reeser, Fort Lauderdale Fla, 470 yachter (Olymp-8th-1992, 96)
  • 1963 - Mike Prior, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
  • 1964 - Andrew, rocker (The Pasadenas-Riding on a Train)
  • 1964 - Joseph "Run" Simmons, rapper (RUN DMC)
  • 1964 - Silken Laumann, Mississauga Ontario, rower (Oly-bronze, silver-92, 96)
  • 1966 - Carl Coulter, CFL corner (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1966 - Curt Schilling, Anchorage AK, pitcher (Phila Phillies)
  • 1966 - Eric Hill, NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1966 - Rod Harris, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1967 - Letitia Dean, actress (Sharon Watts-EastEnders)
  • 1967 - Matthew King, Brisbane QLD, Australasia golfer
  • 1968 - Bob Christian, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1968 - Claudia Porwik, Coburg Ger, tennis star (1995 Futures-Valladolid)
  • 1968 - Kent Bottenfield, Portland Oregon, pitcher (Chic Cubs)
  • 1968 - Lionel Simmons, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1969 - Butch Walker, Rome Ga, heavy metal guitarist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
  • 1969 - David Webb, WLAF defensive end (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1969 - Mark Henderson, US, 4X100m butterfly (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1969 - Sue Stewart, Toronto Ontario, basketball guard (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 - Dana Stubblefield, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
  • 1970 - Darrien Gordon, NFL cornerback (SD Chargers, Broncos-Superbowl 32)
  • 1970 - David Wesley, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Boston Celtics)
  • 1970 - Derrick Hoskins, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1970 - Dexter Nottage, NFL defensive end (Wash Redskins, KC Chiefs)
  • 1971 - Adam Gilchrist, cricket wicket-keeper (hard-hit Australian ODI 1996)
  • 1972 - Aaron Taylor, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
  • 1972 - Ed Patterson, Delta, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1972 - Lori Dupuis, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1973 - Caroline Hall, Bristol England, golfer (Curtis Cup 1992)
  • 1973 - DeRon Jenkins, cornerback (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1973 - Lawyer Milloy, strong safety (New England Patriots)
  • 1974 - David Moscow, actor (Big)
  • 1976 - Chris Demetral, Royal Oaks MI, actor (Dolly Dearest)
  • 1977 - Heather Gray, Miss West Virginia Teen USA (1996)
  • 1980 - Margot Contois, Marquette Mich, dance skater (& Robert Peal)
  • 1983 - C E Gadda, writer

Famous deaths for this day ..

  • 0563 - Justinianus, co-emperor of Byzantium (527-563), dies at 82
  • 0784 - Alberik I, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 0976 - T'ai tsu, emperor of China/founder of Sung-dynasty, dies
  • 1263 - Alexander Nevski, [Aleksandr], Russian ruler (1252-63), dies at 43
  • 1359 - Gregorius Palamas, Byzantine mystic/archbishop/saint, dies
  • 1522 - Anne de Beaujeu, daughter of French king Louis XI, dies at 61
  • 1589 - Philipp Apianus [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German geographer, dies at 58
  • 1625 - Giulio C Procaccini, Italian sculptor/painter, dies
  • 1673 - Michael Wisniowieki, King of Poland, dies
  • 1682 - R˜cklof Volckertsz of Goens, gov-gen of Ned's-Indies, dies at 63
  • 1687 - Eleanor "Nell" Gwyn, English mistress of King Charles II, dies at 37
  • 1692 - Christoph Bernhard, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1716 - Gottfried W Leibniz, German philosopher/theologist, dies at 70
  • 1734 - Louise de Keroualle, English duchess/mistress of king Charles II, dies
  • 1780 - Jacobus Houbraken, engraver/illustrator, dies at 81
  • 1794 - Pieter Nieuwland, prodigy/"Dutch Newton", dies at 30
  • 1804 - Agatha "Aagje" Blanket, literary (Sara Burgerhart), dies at 62
  • 1825 - Jean Paul, writer, dies at 62
  • 1831 - Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, Austrian composer/piano builder, dies at 74
  • 1832 - Charles Carroll, large landowner/signed Decl of Ind, dies at 95
  • 1832 - Rasmus Rask, Danish language scholar, dies at 44
  • 1841 - Thomas Bruce, Count of Elgin & Kincardine, British diplomat, dies
  • 1842 - Henry de Cock, reform vicar, dies at 41
  • 1844 - Flora Tristan, writer, dies at 41
  • 1860 - Feliks Ostrowski, composer, dies at 58
  • 1902 - Paulus T van der Maesen the Sombreff, foreign minister, dies
  • 1906 - Hendrik J Schimmel, author/dramatist, dies
  • 1908 - Kwang-siu, emperor of China, dies
  • 1914 - Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts, governor of Natal, dies at 82
  • 1915 - Booker T Washington, educator/organizier, dies at 59 in Tuskegee Ala
  • 1915 - Theodor Leschetizky, composer, dies at 85
  • 1917 - William Smith, British deserter in France, executed at 20
  • 1922 - Carl Michael Ziehrer, composer, dies at 79
  • 1925 - Agnes Marie Jacobina Zimmermann, composer, dies at 78
  • 1929 - Joseph McGinnity, baseball pitcher (NY Giants), dies at 58
  • 1935 - J Wouter[us] van Dieren, biologist (Terschelling), dies
  • 1946 - Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], author/Radio Orange, dies
  • 1946 - Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (Vita Breve, Atl ntida), dies at 69
  • 1955 - Robert E Sherwood, dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois), dies at 59
  • 1956 - Juan Negr¡n, Spanish anatomy/socialist premier (1937-39), dies at 67
  • 1959 - Thomas Ross, actor (Without Limit), dies at 84
  • 1960 - Walter Catlett, actor (Climax), dies of a stroke at 71
  • 1962 - Manuel Galvez, Argentina writer/poet (Hombres & Soledad), dies at 80
  • 1964 - Hendrik G Cannegieter, meteorology/director KNMI, dies at 85
  • 1965 - George Bissett, cricketer (25 wickets in 4 Tests for S Africa), dies
  • 1965 - Russell Collins, actor (Niagara, Close Up, Shockproof), dies at 68
  • 1967 - Colonel C K Nayudu, cricketer (7 Tests for India in 30's), dies
  • 1972 - Martin Dies, (Rep)/1st chairman of House Un-American, dies
  • 1974 - Johnny Mack Brown, actor (Lawman is Born, Back Trail), dies at 70
  • 1975 - Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter, dies at 88
  • 1977 - Richard Addinsell, English composer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 73
  • 1979 - Bill Farrimond, England cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests 1930-35), dies
  • 1982 - Joachim Stutschewsky, composer, dies at 91
  • 1984 - George Matthews, Bkln NY, actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73
  • 1987 - Pieter Menten, Dutch war criminal, dies at 88
  • 1990 - K L Poll, journalist/author, dies
  • 1990 - Malcolm Muggeridge, WW II spy for Britain, dies at 87
  • 1990 - Robert Mariano, entertainer, dies at 21
  • 1991 - Tony Richardson, British director (Tom Jones), dies of AIDs at 63
  • 1992 - Clem Beauchamp, US stuntman/director (Tarzan, Superman), dies
  • 1992 - Earnest FH Happel, East German soccer/trainer/coach, dies
  • 1992 - George Adams, US tenor saxophonist/flautist (Changes One), dies
  • 1992 - Joop Van Nellen, soccer/trainer (DHC/"We go to Rome!"), dies
  • 1992 - Robert Reese, producer, dies of natural causes at 66
  • 1993 - Sanzo Nosaka, co-founder of Japanese Communist Party (1922), dies
  • 1994 - Ferdinand J Kranenburg, director of queen (North Holland), dies at 83
  • 1994 - Jake Dengel, US actor (Ragtime, Ironweed), dies at 61
  • 1994 - John F Hampe, pathologist (Fabric & Stoflongen), dies at 83
  • 1994 - John I M Stewart, detective writer (A Comedy of Terrors), dies at 88
  • 1994 - Michael Grierson Jarrett, archaeologist, dies at 60
  • 1995 - Jack Finney, author (Body Snatchers), dies of pneumonia at 84
  • 1995 - Jack Walter Braden Finney, writer, dies at 84
  • 1995 - John Lapworth Holt, boat Designer, dies at 83
  • 1995 - John Lee Admiral-Barber, , dies at 90
  • 1996 - Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, lloyd's underwriter, dies at 77
  • 1996 - Joseph Bernardin, cardinal Archbishop of Chicago, dies at 68
  • 1996 - Liz Knights, publisher, dies at 41
  • 1996 - Vera von der Heydt, psychoanalyst, dies at 96
  • 1996 - Virginia Cherrill, actress (Lake Extra, Brat, City Lights), dies at 88
  • 1997 - Eddie Arcaro, jockey (won 2 Triple Crowns), dies at 81
  • 1997 - Stefan Lorant, writer/actor, dies at 96



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