2 November


1470

 King Edward V Of England
Edward V (2 November 1470 – 1483?) was King of England from his father Edward IV’s death on 9 April 1483 until 26 June of the same year. He was never crowned, and his 86-day reign was dominated by the influence of his uncle and Lord Protector, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who succeeded him as Richard III. Born in Westminster, London, England.

1709

 Anne, Princess Royal And Princess Of Orange
Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (2 November 1709 – 12 January 1759) was the second child and eldest daughter of King George II of Great Britain and his consort, Caroline of Ansbach. She was the spouse of William IV, Prince of Orange. Born at Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover.

1734

 Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone (November 2, 1734 – September 26, 1820) was an American pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now Kentucky. Born at Daniel Boone Homestead, Oley Valley, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

1755

 Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette (2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793), born an Archduchess of Austria, was Dauphine of France from 1770 to 1774 and Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792. Marie Antoinette is often considered to be a part of popular culture and a major historical figure. The phrase “Let them eat cake” is often attributed to her, but there is no evidence she ever uttered it. Born Maria Antonia Josepha (or Josephina) Johanna at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria.

1766

 Joseph Radetzky Von Radetz
Johann Josef Wenzel (Anton Franz Karl) Graf Radetzky von Radetz (November 2, 1766 – January 5, 1858) was a Czech nobleman and Austrian general, immortalised by Johann Strauss I’s Radetzky March. General Radetzky was in the military for over 70 years, until 90, almost up to his death at age 91, and is known for the victories at the Battles of Custoza (July 24–25, 1848) and Novara (March 23, 1849) during the First Italian War of Independence. Born in Třebnice, Bohemia.

1777

 Princess Sophia Of The United Kingdom
The Princess Sophia (3 November 1777 – 27 May 1848) was the twelfth child and fifth daughter of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Sophia is perhaps best known for the rumours surrounding a supposed illegitimate child to which she gave birth as a young woman. Born at Buckingham House, London.

1795

 James K. Polk
James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795 – June 15, 1849) was the 11th President of the United States (1845–1849). Polk is the earliest president of whom there are surviving photographs taken during a term in office. Born in Pineville, North Carolina.

1815

 George Boole
George Boole (2 November 1815 – 8 December 1864) was an English mathematician, philosopher and logician. He worked in the fields of differential equations and algebraic logic, and is now best known as the author of The Laws of Thought. As the inventor of the prototype of what is now called Boolean logic, which became the basis of the modern digital computer, Boole is regarded in hindsight as a founder of the field of computer science. Born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.

1865

 Warren G. Harding
Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was the 29th President of the United States (1921–1923), a Republican from Ohio who served in the Ohio Senate and then in the United States Senate where he protected alcohol interests and moderately supported women’s suffrage. He was the first incumbent U.S. senator and (self-made) newspaper publisher to be elected U.S. president. Born in Blooming Grove, Ohio.

1877

 Aga Khan III
Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah, Aga Khan III, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GCVO, PC (2 November 1877 – 11 July 1957) was the 48th Imam of the Nizari Ismaili community. He was one of the founders and the first president of the All-India Muslim League. Born in Karachi.

1901

 Paul Ford
Paul Ford (November 2, 1901 – April 12, 1976) was an American character actor who came to specialize in authority figures whose ineptitude and pompous demeanor were played for comic effect. Ford became an “overnight” success at age 54 when he played Colonel John T. Hall opposite Phil Silvers on Silvers’ The Phil Silvers Show TV show (often known as Sergeant Bilko). Born Paul Ford Weaver in Baltimore, Maryland.

1913

 Burt Lancaster
Burton Stephen “Burt” Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique, blue eyes, and distinctive smile. After initially building his career on “tough guy” roles Lancaster abandoned his “all-American” image in the late 1950s in favor of more complex and challenging roles, and came to be regarded as one of the best actors of his generation. Lancaster was nominated four times for Academy Awards and won once—for his work in Elmer Gantry in 1960. He also won a Golden Globe for that performance and BAFTA Awards for The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) and Atlantic City (1980). His production company, Hecht-Hill-Lancaster, was the most successful and innovative star-driven independent production company in Hollywood in the 1950s, making movies such as Marty (1955), Trapeze (1956), and Sweet Smell of Success (1957). Born in Manhattan, New York City.

1915

 Sidney Luft
Sidney Luft (November 2, 1915 – September 15, 2005) was an American show business figure and the third husband of American actress and singer Judy Garland. Born in New York City.

1917

 Ann Rutherford
Therese Ann Rutherford (November 2, 1917 – June 11, 2012), known as Ann Rutherford, was a Canadian-American actress in film, radio, and television. She had a long career starring and co-starring in films, playing Polly Benedict during the 1930s and 1940s in the Andy Hardy series, and as Scarlett O’Hara’s sister in the film Gone with the Wind (1939). Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

1927

 Steve Ditko
Stephen J. “Steve” Ditko (born November 2, 1927) is an American comic book artist and writer best known as the artist and co-creator, with Stan Lee, of the Marvel Comics heroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

1934

 Ken Rosewall
Kenneth Robert (“Ken”) Rosewall AM, MBE (born 2 November 1934) is a former world top-ranking amateur and professional tennis player from Australia. He won a record 23 tennis Majors including 8 Grand Slam singles titles and before the Open Era a record 15 Pro Slam titles and a record 35 Major finals overall. He won the Pro Grand Slam in 1963. Rosewall won 9 slams in doubles with a career double grand slam. He is considered to be one of the top male tennis players of all time. Born in Sydney, Australia.

1938

 Queen Sofia Of Spain
Queen Sofía of Spain (born 2 November 1938) is the wife of King Juan Carlos I of Spain. Born a princess of Greece and Denmark, she became queen of Spain upon her husband’s accession in 1975. Born in Psychiko, Athens, Greece.

1941

 Bruce Welch
Bruce Welch OBE (born 2 November 1941) is an English guitarist, songwriter, producer and singer, best known as a member of The Shadows. born Bruce Cripps inBognor Regis, Sussex, England.

1942

 Shere Hite
Shere Hite (born November 2, 1942) is an American-born German sex educator and feminist. Her sexological work has focused primarily on female sexuality. Hite builds upon biological studies of sex by Masters and Johnson and by Alfred Kinsey. Born Shirley Diana Gregory in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

 Stefanie Powers
Stefanie Powers (born November 2, 1942) is an American film and television actress best known for her role as Jennifer Hart in the 1980s television series Hart to Hart. She also starred as April Dancer in the short-lived NBC television spy thriller series The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.. Born Stefania Zofia Federkiewicz in Hollywood, California.

1944

 Keith Emerson
Keith Noel Emerson (born 2 November 1944), is an English keyboardist and composer. He was formerly a member of the Keith Emerson Trio, The Nice, and in 1970 a founder of Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP), one of the early supergroups. Born in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England.

1946

 Alan Jones
Alan Stanley Jones MBE (born 2 November 1946) is an Australian former Formula One driver. He was the first driver to win a Formula One World Championship with the Williams team, becoming the 1980 World Drivers’ Champion. Born in Melbourne, Victoria.

1952

 Maxine Nightingale
Maxine Nightingale (born 2 November 1952) is a British R&B and soul music singer. She is best known for her hits in the 1970s, with the million seller “Right Back Where We Started From” (1975, U.K. & 1976, U.S.), “Love Hit Me” (1977), and “Lead Me On” (1979). Born in Wembley, London.

1961

 k.d. lang
Kathryn Dawn Lang, OC (born November 2, 1961), known by her stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Lang has won both Juno Awards and Grammy Awards for her musical performances; hits include “Constant Craving”. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

1966

 David Schwimmer
David Lawrence Schwimmer (born November 2, 1966) is an American actor, director and producer. Schwimmer gained worldwide recognition for playing Ross Geller in the sitcom Friends. Born in New York City.

1972

 Samantha Womack
Samantha Zoe Womack (born 2 November 1972) is an English actress, singer and director, both on television and stage. In recent years she has been best known for playing the role of Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders, but made her name in the mid-1990s as Mandy Wilkins in Game On. She also represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1991. Born Samantha Zoe Janus in Brighton, Sussex, England.

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