Who Was Born Today – November 8 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – November 8 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on November 8
1656 Edmond Halley, mathematician and astronomer who predicted the return of the comet that bears his name.
1847 Bram Stoker, author (Dracula).
1878 Marshall Walter Taylor, “Major Taylor,” the world’s fastest bicycle racer for a 12-year period.
1879 Leon Trosky, Russian Communist leader.
1884 Hermann Rorshach, Swiss psychiatrist, inventor of the inkblot test.
1900 Albert Friedrich Frey-Wyssling, Swiss botanist and molecular biology pioneer.
1900 Margaret Mitchell, American writer who found success in her first and only novel, Gone With the Wind.
1909 Katherine Hepburn, American actress who won four Oscars. Her movies included Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story and The African Queen.
1916 Peter Ulrich Weiss, German novelist and dramatist (Marat/Sade, The Investigation).
1922 Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon, performed the first human heart transplant operation.
1927 Patti Page, singer (“Tennessee Waltz,” “How Much is That Doggie in the Window?”).
1929 Bobby Bowden, US college football coach; holds NCAA record for most career wins and bowl wins by any Division I FBS coach.
1931 Morley Safer, journalist; 60 Minutes correspondent (1970– ).
1932 Ben Bova, noted author of works of science fact and fiction, a six-time winner of the Hugo Award for science fiction and fantasy writing.
1949 Bonnie Raitt, blues singer, songwriter, musician. Rolling Stone magazine included her on its lists of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
1950 Mary Hart, actress, journalist; hosted Entertainment Tonight TV program 1982–2011.
1954 Rickie Lee Jones, singer, songwriter, musician; listed on VH1 list of greatest women of rock music.
1970 Tom Anderson, entrepreneur; co-founder of Myspace website.
2003 Lady Louise Windsor, daughter of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

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