Who Was Born Today – November 2 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – November 2 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on November 2
1734 Daniel Boone, American frontiersman and explorer.
1755 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, executed during the French Revolution.
1795 James Polk, 11th president of the United States (1845-49).
1865 Warren G. Harding, 29th president of the United States (1921-23).
1885 Harlow Shapley, astronomer who discovered the Sun is not at the center of the galaxy.
1906 Luchino Visconti, film director (Obsession, Death in Venice).
1913 Burt Lancaster, American film actor.
1929 Richard Taylor, Nobel Prize-winning physicist who proved the existence of quarks.
1932 Melvin Schwartz, physicist who won the Nobel Prize for work on neutrinos.
1936 Rose Bird, first female Chief Justice of California (1977-87); also the first Chief Justice in California history to be removed from office by voters.
1938 Jay Black, lead singer of the group Jay and the Americans (“Come a Little Bit Closer,” “This Magic Moment”).
1938 Pat Buchanan, American conservative political commentator, syndicated columnist, author; a senior advisor to presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan.
1938 Queen Sofia of Spain (1975– ).
1949 Lois McMaster Bujold, science fiction and fantasy author (The Mountains of Morning; Paladin of Souls); her many awards include four Hugos for best novel, which ties Robert A. Heinlein’s record.
1952 Maxine Nightingale, British R&B and soul singer (“Right Back Where We Started From”).
1961 k.d. lang, Grammy-winning Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter, actress, social activist (“Constant Craving”).
1972 Samantha Womack, English actress, singer, director (TV and stage); best known for her roles as Mandy Wilkins in Game On and Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders.

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