Who Was Born Today – November 18 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – November 18 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on November 18
1789 Louis Jacques Daguerre, French painter, physicist and photography pioneer.
1810 Asa Gray, botanist (Gray’s Manual).
1836 William S. Gilbert, English playwright and humorist, one half of Gilbert & Sullivan.
1870 Dorthea Dix, pseudonym for Elizabeth Gilman, who wrote syndicated advice.
1874 Clarence Day, American writer (Life with Father).
1899 Eugene Ormandy, orchestra conductor.
1900 Dr. Howard Thurman, theologian and first African American to hold a full-time position at Boston University.
1901 George Horatio Gallup, American journalist and statistician.
1909 Johnny Mercer, songwriter.
1923 Alan Shepard, first American astronaut in space.
1939 Margaret Atwood, Canadian writer (The Edible Woman, The Handmaid’s Tale).
1950 Graham Parker, lead singer of the British rock band Graham Parker and the Rumour.
1950 Alan Moore, writer best known for his ground-breaking work in comic books / graphic novels (Watchmen, V for Vendetta).
1956 Warren Moon, quarterback in Canadian and US pro football teams; his numerous passing records include most passing yardage in pro football (surpassed by Damon Allen, Sept. 4, 2006).
1974 Chloe Sevigny, American actress, model and fashion designer noted for her eclectic fashion sense.

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