Who Was Born Today – November 1 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – November 1 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on November 1
1500 Benvunuto Cellini, Italian goldsmith and sculptor.
1636 Nicholas Boileaus, French poet and historian.
1762 Spencer Perceval, the only British prime minister to be assassinated.
1798 Benjamin Lee Guinness, Irish brewer.
1818 Jems Renwick, architect.
1828 Balfour Steward, Scottish physicist and meteorologist.
1871 Stephen Crane, poet and novelist (The Red Badge of Courage).
1880 Sholem Asch, Polish-born American novelist and playwright (The Nazarene, The Mother).
1880 Grantland Rice, American sportswriter.
1902 Nordahl Brun Greig, Norwegian writer and wartime hero during WWII.
1923 Victoria de Los Angeles, Spanish opera soprano.
1930 A.R. Gurney, American playwright (Love Letters, The Dining Room).
1935 Gary Player, professional golfer from South Africa; the only non-American to win the Grand Slam; inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame 1974.
1937 Bill Anderson, country singer, songwriter; known as Whisperin’ Bill, he ranked among the top country songwriters of the 1960s and ’70s and has continued to pen No. 1 hits into the 21st century.
1942 Ralph Klein, Canadian politician; Premier of Alberta (1992–2006) and leader of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta (1992–2006); known as “King Ralph” for his political longevity.
1944 Richard “Kinky” Friedman, singer, songwriter, humorist, author; known for his satirical lyrics and commentary (“Sold American”); ran as an independent for Governor of Texas (2006).
1946 Lynne Russell, journalist; first woman to anchor a nationally televised prime time news program in US (CNN Headline News, 1983–2001).
1950 Mitch Kapor, founder of Lotus Software and Electronic Frontier Foundation.
1958 Charlie Kaufman, screenwriter, director, producer (Being John Malkovich; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).
1960 Tim Cook, business executive; CEO of Apple, inc. (2011– ).
1964 Karen Marie Moning, bestselling author; her Highlander and Fever series blend urban fantasy with Celtic mythology.
1967 Tina Arena (Filippina Lydia Arena), singer, songwriter, actress, record producer; first Australian to receive the Order of State; awarded Knighthood of the Order of National Merit, by the President of the French Republic (2009).
1981 LaTavia Roberson, singer, songwriter; original member of Destiny’s Child group.

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