Who Was Born Today – November 30 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – November 30 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on November 30
1667 Jonathan Swift, English satirist who wrote Gulliver’s Travels.
1835 Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens), American writer best remembered for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
1874 Winston Churchill, British prime minister during and after World War II.
1874 Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables.
1912 Gordon Parks, photographer.
1915 Brownie McGhee, singer and guitarist.
1924 Shirley Chisholm, first African-American congresswoman, a representative for New York.
1929 Joan Ganz Cooney, television executive, founder of the Children’s Television Workshop and mastermind behind Sesame Street.
1929 Dick Clark, television host; (American Bandstand, 1957-87; Pyramid game show); beginning in 1972 and continuing into the 21st century he hosted Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on television.
1930 G. Gordon Liddy, chief operative for the “White House Plumbers” (July-September 1971) during Richard Nixon’s administration, he organized and oversaw the Watergate burglaries of the Democratic National Committee headquarters. He served nearly 52 months in federal prison.
1936 Abbie Hoffman, political and social activist; co-founded the Youth International Party (Yippies); he became a symbol of the counterculture era.
1937 Sir Ridley Scott, English film director and producer; (Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise) won a Best Picture Oscar for Gladiator (2000).
1955 Billy Idol (William Broad), punk rock musician; member of Generation X band.
1962 Bo Jackson, the only pro athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports (football and baseball); ESPN named him the greatest athlete of all time.

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