Who Was Born Today – November 15 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – November 15 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on November 15
1708 William Pitt the Elder, secretary of state of England whose strategies helped win the Seven Years War.
1738 Sir William Hershel, British astronomer who discovered Uranus.
1887 Georgia O’Keefe, American artist.
1891 Erwin Rommel, German field marshal in World War II.
1906 Curtis LeMay, general in US Army Air Corps and later US Air Force; vice presidential running mate of George Wallace in 1968; credited with planning the strategic bombing campaign against Imperial Japan during WWII.
1907 Claus von Stauffenberg, German army officer; a leader in the failed July 20, 1944, assassination attempt against Adolf Hitler.
1913 Guy Green, English film director, screenwriter, cinematographer; won Academy Award for cinematography for Great Expectations (1946); received Lifetime Achievement Award from BAFTA (2002) and named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (2004).
1925 Howard Baker, Ameican politician; Senate Majority Leader (1981-85), White House Chief of Staff under Ronald Reagan (1987-88), Ambassador to Japan (2001-05).
1939 W. C. Clark, blues musician known as the “Godfather of Austin Blues.”.
1940 Sam Waterston, actor, producer, director (The Killing Fields; TV movie Lincoln; Jack McCoy, Law & Order TV series).
1941 Daniel Pinkwater, author best known for his children’s books and Young Adult fiction (The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death).
1942 Daniel Barenboim, Israeli pianist and conductor.

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