Is November 29th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on November 29th? With whom will you choose to celebrate this excellent occasion?
If today is your birthday, then you are in excellent company.
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November 29th was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
November 29th Birthdays: Famous Artists
Valentino Bucchi, Italian operatic and symphonic composer (Il Coccodrillo, Il Contrabbasso, Il Giuoco del Barone, Li Gieus de Robin et Marion and Una Notte in Paradiso), was born on November 29, 1916.
Joel Coen, American film director (Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski, Blood Simple, Burn After Reading, Crimewave, The Evil Dead, Fargo, The Hudsucker Proxy, Intolerable Cruelty, The Ladykillers, The Man Who Wasn’t There,
Miller’s Crossing, No Country for Old Men, O Brother Where Art Thou, Raising Arizona andSpies Like Us) and Academy Award winner (1996, 2000 and 2007), was born on November 29, 1954. Joel Coen is brother to filmmaker Ethan Coen. Together, the Coen brothers have shared film credits under the pseudonym of Roderick Jaynes.
Italian operatic composer Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti (L’Elisir d’Amore and Lucia di Lammermoor) was born on November 29, 1797.
William (Busby Berkeley) Enos, American Broadway choreographer (Babes in Arms, Babes on Broadway, Footlight Parade, For Me and My Gal, Forty Second Street, Girl Crazy, Gold Diggers in Paris, Gold Diggers of 1935, Hollywood Hotel, Stage Struck, Strike Up the Band and Take Me Out to the Ball Game), was born on November 29, 1895.
Alex Grey, American psychedelic and spiritualist artist (The Sacred Mirrors), was born on November 29, 1953.
Carlo Levi, Italian painter and novelist (Of Fear and Freedom), was born on November 29, 1902.
Scottish painter James McIntosh Patrick (Balgavies Loch, Rhum and Eigg from Ardtoe and Springtime in Eskdale) was born on November 29, 1907.
American Pop Art painter James Rosenquist (Marilyn, Off the Continental Divide, Pale Tent, Silo, Sunglasses – Landing Net – Triangle and World’s Fair Mural) was born on November 29, 1933.
Benjamin Smit, Venezuelan architect (St. Elizabeth Hospital), was born on November 29, 1922.
William Thomas (Billy) Strayhorn, American jazz and swing pianist and composer (“Chelsea Bridge,” “Lush Life” and “Take the ‘A’ Train”), was born on November 29, 1915. Billy Strayhorn played with Duke Ellington.
November 29th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
Saturnino Orestes (Minnie Minoso) Armas Minoso Arrieta, Cuban professional baseball player and base-stealing legend (Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Senators), was born on November 29, 1925.
Gennadiy Volnov, Russian basketball player and Olympic gold medalist (1972), was born on November 29, 1939.
November 29th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
Amos Bronson Alcott, American Transcendental educator and poet (Concord Days), was born on November 29, 1799. Amos Alcott was the father of author Louisa May Alcott.
American author Louisa May Alcott (Eight Cousins, Flower Fables, Jack and Jill: A Village Story, Jo’s Boys, Little Men, Little Women, Lulu’s Library, An Old Fashioned Girl and Rose in Bloom) was born on November 29, 1832. Louisa May Alcott also wrote under the pseudonym A.M. Barnard.
Madeleine L’Engle, American science fiction and fantasy author (An Acceptable Time, The Anti-Muffins, The Arm of the Starfish, Dragons in the Waters, A House Like a Lotus, Many Waters, Meet the Austins, A Ring of Endless Light, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Troubling a Star, A Wind in the Door, A Wrinkle in Time and The Young Unicorns) was born on November 29, 1918.
Clive Staples (C.S.) Lewis, British theologian and science fiction and fantasy writer (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Four Loves, The Great Divorce, A Grief Observed, The Joyful Christian, Mere Christianity, Miracles, Out of the Silent Planet, The Problem of Pain, The Screwtape Letters,The Space Trilogy and Surprised by Joy), was born on November 29, 1898.
Andre Lichtenberger, French sociologist and author (Le Petit Roi), was born on November 29, 1870.
Kevin O’Donnell, Jr., American science fiction writer (Caverns, Lava and Reefs), was born on November 29, 1950.
David Reuben, American physician and author (Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex – But Were Afraid to Ask), was born on November 29, 1933.
Frank Reynolds, American television newscaster (ABC Evening News), was born on November 29, 1923.
Vincent (Vin) Scully, American television sportscaster (NBC Baseball Game of the Week), was born on November 29, 1927.
Sir Philip Sidney, British Renaissance poet and author (An Apology for Poetry, Astrophel and Stella, The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia and The Defence of Poetry), was born on November 29, 1554.
November 29th Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
George Brown, Canadian publisher (The Toronto Globe), was born on November 29, 1818.
November 29th Birthdays: Famous Performers
Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian operatic soprano, was born on November 29, 1872.
Neill Barry, American actor (Amityville 3-D, Fatal Beauty, Heat, Hero at Large, Joey, Melrose Place, Old Enough, She’s So Lovely, Show & Tell and Slipping into Darkness), was born on November 29, 1965. Neill Barry’s father is actor P.J. Barry. His siblings are actors Matthew Barry and Nina Barry.
Brian Baumgartner, American actor (Arrested Development,Everwood, Jake in Progress, The Lyon’s Den andThe Office), was born on November 29, 1972.
Canadian jazz guitarist Edward Isaac (Ed) Bickert (Paul Desmond Quartet) was born on November 29, 1932.
Lucas York Black, American actor (American Gothic,The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Friday Night Lights and Sling Blade), was born on November 29, 1982.
British didgeridoo player Wallis Lee Buchanan (Jamiroquai) was born on November 29, 1965.
American actor Larry Joe Campbell (According to Jim, Showtime and Wedding Crashers) was born on November 29, 1972.
British alternative rock guitarist Martin Carr was born on November 29, 1968.
Felix Cavaliere, American rock keyboardist (The Rascals and The Young Rascals), was born on November 29, 1944.
American actor Donald Frank (Don) Cheadle (Boogie Nights, Bulworth, Crash, Devil in a Blue Dress, Hotel Rwanda, A Lesson Before Dying, Mission to Mars, Ocean’s Eleven, Picket Fences, The Rat Pack, Rush Hour 2 and Traffic) was born on November 29, 1964.
Ellen Cleghorne, comedienne (Saturday Night Live), was born on November 29, 1965.
Rupert Crosse, American actor (Confessions of a Top Crime Buster,The Partners and The Reivers), was born on November 29, 1927.
Kim Delaney, American actress (All My Children, Darkman II: The Return of Durant, The Delta Force, The Drifter, Mission to Mars, NYPD Blue, Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit, Philly, and Tour of Duty), was born on November 29, 1961.
Canadian rocker Dennis Doherty (The Mamas and The Papas) was born on November 29, 1941.
American model, singer (“Mama Will Bark”), actress and television personality (The Bob Hope Show, Broadway Open House, Colgate Comedy Hour, Dagmar’s Canteen, Hollywood Squares, The Mike Douglas Show and Texaco Star Theater) Virginia Ruth (Dagmar) Egnor was born on November 29, 1921.
Anna Kay Faris, American actress (Brokeback Mountain, The House Bunny, Just Friends, Kids in America, Lost in Translation, Lovers Lane, Mama’s Boy, Scary Movie, Smiley Face and Waiting…), was born on November 29, 1976.
American rock drummer and percussionist Ringo Garza, Jr. (Los Lonely Boys), was born on November 29, 1981. Ringo Garza is brother to rockers Henry Garza and Jojo Garza. His father is musician Ringo Garza, Sr.
American rock guitarist Barry Goudreau (Boston and Orion the Hunter) was born on November 29, 1951.
Charles Grant, American actor (Another World and The Bold and the Beautiful), was born on November 29, 1957.
Mildred Harris, American actress (No No Nannette), was born on November 29, 1901.
American actress Kay Johnson (Of Human Bondage and Real Glory) was born on November 29, 1904.
Kris Kamm, American actor (Coach), was born on November 29, 1964.
Jonathan Rashleigh (Jon) Knight, American rock singer (NKOTB – New Kids on the Block), was born on November 29, 1969. Jon Knight is older brother to singer Jordan Knight.
American actress Diane (Diane Ladd) Ladnier (Alice, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, The Cemetery Club, Chinatown, Desperate Lives, Father Hood, The Grace Kelly Story, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me, I Married a Centerfold, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Rambling Rose, Wild Angels and Wild at Heart) was born on November 29, 1932.
Rod La Rocque, American actor (Beau Bandit and Our Modern Maidens), was born on November 29, 1898.
Canadian comedian, actor (Good Grief and St. Elsewhere), voice-over artist (Bobby’s World) and television personality (Deal or No Deal) Howie Mandel was born on November 29, 1955.
American jazz flugelhornist and composer Chuck Mangione (“Bellavia,” “Chasing the Clouds Away,” “Feels So Good,” “Give It All You Got – 1980 Winter Olympics Theme,” “The Hill Where the Lord Hides” and “Land of Make Believe”) was born on November 29, 1940.
British blues guitarist, keyboardist, organist and singer John Mayall (John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers) was born on November 29, 1933. John Mayall has played with Jack Bruce, Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Roger Dean, Aynsley Dunbar, Mick Fleetwood, Robbin Ford, Andy Fraser, Peter Green, Sugarcane Harris, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Dr. John, Harvey Mandell, Sonny Landreth, Jimmy McCulloch, Jerry McGee, John McVie, Coco Montoya, Randy Resnick, James Quill Smith, Larry Taylor, Mick Taylor, Steven Thompson, Walter Trout, Buddy Whittington and many other blues artists.
American actor Andrew McCarthy (Camp Hope, The Christmas Tree, Class, The Courtyard, Dream Man, Fresh Horses, Heaven Help Us, The Joy Luck Club, Kansas, Less Than Zero, Mannequin, Mulholland Falls, Pretty In Pink, The Spiderwick Chronicles, St. Elmo’s Fire, A Twist of Faith, Waiting for the Moon and Weekend at Bernie’s) was born on November 29, 1962.
Jody Miller, American country singer (“Baby I’m Yours,” “Be My Baby,” “Darling,” “He’s So Fine,” “Look at Mine,” “Queen of the House,” “There’s a Party Goin’ On,” “You Can Always Come Back Home”), was born on November 29, 1941.
American actress Cathy Moriarty (Bless This House, Casper, Kindergarten Cop, The Mambo Kings, Matinee, Me and the Kid and Soapdish) was born on November 29, 1960.
Gena Lee Nolin, American model, television personality (The Price Is Right) and actress (Baywatch, Sheena and The Young and the Restless), was born on November 29, 1971.
British actor Julian Ovenden (Butley, Cashmere Mafia, Foyle’s War, Grand Hotel, Related and The Royal) was born on November 29, 1976.
Christine Pascal, French actress (Black Thursday, Entre Nous, Le Grand Chemin, Les Guichet des Louvres, L’Horloger de Saint Paul, The Judge and the Assassin, The Maids of Wilko, Nothing But Lies and Round Midnight), was born on November 29, 1952.
Pamela Field Prati, Italian actress (Embassy, Mora and Monsignor), was born on November 29, 1958.
Pearl Primus, Trinidatian dancer and choreographer, was born on November 29, 1919.
Garry Shandling, American comedian and television personality (It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and The Larry Sanders Show), was born on November 29, 1949.
American comedian Herb Shriner (The Herb Shriner Show) was born on November 29, 1918.
Thomas Edward (Tom) Sizemore, Jr., American actor (Black Hawk Down, Born on the Fourth of July, Bringing out the Dead, China Beach, Devil in a Blue Dress, The Genius Club, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Heat , The Last Lullaby, Lock Up, Natural Born Killers, Pearl Harbor, Red, Red Planet, The Relic, Robbery Homicide Division, Saving Private Ryan, Strange Days, Swindle, True Romance, Witness Protection and Wyatt Earp), was born on November 29, 1964.
John Gary Strader, American singer, songwriter (“The Bell Rings,” “Forget It,” “Plight of the Bumble Bee,” “Possum Song” and “Warm and Tender Glow”) and undersea diving equipment inventor, was born on November 29, 1932.
American rap artist Jayceon Terrell (The Game) Taylor was born on November 29, 1979.
American actress Genevieve Tobin (Easy to Love, Golden Harvest, The Great Gambini, No Time for Comedy, Perry Mason: The Case of the Lucky Legs, The Petrified Forest, Uncertain Ladys, Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Zaza) was born on November 29, 1901. Genevieve Tobin was sister to actress Vivian Tobin and actor George Tobin. She married film director William Keighley.
Merle Robert Travis, American country singer (“16 Tons,” “Barbara Allen,” “Cincinnati Lou,” “Information Please,” “John Henry Junior,” “Petal from a Faded Rose,” “Re-enlistment Blues” and “Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette”), was born on November 29, 1907.
Blake Anthony and Dylan Clark Tuomy-Wilhoit, American identical twin brothers and actors (Full House), were born on November 29, 1990. Their cousin is actress Lisa Wilhoit.
Luis Van Rooten, Mexican actor (One Man’s Family), was born on November 29, 1906.
November 29th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Austrian physicist Christian Johann Doppler (Doppler Effect) was born on November 29, 1803.
British electrical engineer, physicist and diode vacuum tube inventor Sir John Ambrose Fleming was born on November 29, 1849.
Sijfert Hendrik Koorders, Dutch botanist, was born on November 29, 1863.
French entomologist Pierre-Andre Latreille was born on November 29, 1762.
Chinese chemist and Nobel Prize winner (1986) Yuan T. Lee was born on November 29, 1936.
Antonio Egas Moniz, Portuguese surgeon, lobotomy pioneer and Nobel Prize winner (1949), was born on November 29, 1874.
Earl W. Sutherland, American pharmacologist and Nobel Prize winner (1971), was born on November 29, 1915.
November 29th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Jacques Rene Chirac, French President, was born on November 29, 1932.
American clergyman, civil rights leader and U.S. Congressman (D-NY) Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., was born on November 29, 1908.
William V. S. Tubman, 17th President of Liberia, was born on November 29, 1895.
Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Chancellor of Germany and Premier of Russia, was born on November 29, 1856.
Morrison Remick Waite, American attorney, jurist, 43rd U.S. Supreme Court Justice and 7th U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, was born on November 291816.
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