3 November


1500

 Benvenuto Cellini
Benvenuto Cellini (3 November 1500 – 13 February 1571) was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier and musician, who also wrote a famous autobiography. He was one of the most important artists of Mannerism. Born in Florence, Italy.

1749

 Daniel Rutherford
Daniel Rutherford FRSE FRCPE FLS FSA(Scot) (3 November 1749 – 15 December 1819) was a Scottish physician, chemist and botanist who is most famous for the isolation of nitrogen in 1772. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1793

 Stephen F. Austin
Stephen Fuller Austin (November 3, 1793 – December 27, 1836) was an American empresario born in Virginia and raised in southeastern Missouri. He was known as the Father of Texas. The capital of Texas, Austin in Travis County, Austin County, and many other places are named in his honor. Born in what is now known as Austinville, southwest of Richmond, Virginia.

1801

 Karl Baedeker
Karl Ludwig Johannes Baedeker, known universally as Karl Baedeker (3 November 1801 – 4 October 1859), was a German publisher whose company Baedeker set the standard for authoritative guidebooks for tourists. Born in Essen, Prussia.

 Vincenzo Bellini
Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini (3 November 1801 – 23 September 1835) was an Italian opera composer. His greatest include Norma (1831), and I puritani (1835). Born in Catania, Kingdom of Sicily.

1910

 Richard Hurndall
Richard Gibbon Hurndall (3 November 1910 – 13 April 1984) was an English actor. Hurndall appeared in numerous radio and stage plays, films and television series over the course of his lengthy career, including The Avengers, The Persuaders!, Blake’s 7, Whodunnit! and Bergerac. He took over the part of the first Dr Who for the BBC special The Five Doctors. (William Hartnell, the actor who originated the role, had died in 1975.) Born in Darlington, County Durham, England.

1919

 Ludovic Kennedy
Sir Ludovic Henry Coverley Kennedy (3 November 1919 – 18 October 2009) was a British journalist, broadcaster, humanist and author best known for re-examining cases such as the Lindbergh kidnapping and the murder convictions of Timothy Evans and Derek Bentley, and for his role in the abolition of the death penalty in the United Kingdom. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1921

 Charles Bronson
Charles Bronson (November 3, 1921 – August 30, 2003) was an American film and television actor. He starred in films such as Once Upon a Time in the West, The Magnificent Seven, The Dirty Dozen, The Great Escape, Rider on the Rain, The Mechanic, and the Death Wish series. Born Charles Dennis Buchinsky in Ehrenfeld, Cambria County, Pennsylvania.

1931

 Monica Vitti
Monica Vitti (born 3 November 1931) is an Italian actress best known for her starring roles in films directed by Michelangelo Antonioni during the early 1960s. She has appeared opposite Marcello Mastroianni, Richard Harris, and Dirk Bogarde. Vitti won five David di Donatello Awards for best Actress, seven Italian Golden Globes for Best Actress, the Career Golden Globe, and the Venice Film Festival Career Golden Lion Award. Born Maria Luisa Ceciarelli in Rome, Italy.

1933

 Ken Berry
Ken Berry (born November 3, 1933) is an American sitcom actor, dancer and singer. Berry starred in the successful comedies including F Troop. Born in Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois.

 John Barry
John Barry, OBE (3 November 1933 – 30 January 2011) was an English composer and conductor of film music. He composed the soundtracks for 11 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987. He wrote the scores to the award winning films Midnight Cowboy, Dances with Wolves and Out of Africa, in a career spanning over 50 years. Born John Barry Prendergast in York, England.

 Jeremy Brett
Jeremy Brett (3 November 1933 – 12 September 1995), was an English actor, best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in four Granada TV series. His highest profile film appearance was as Freddie Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady (1964). Born Peter Jeremy William Huggins at Berkswell Grange in Berkswell, Warwickshire, England.

 Michael Dukakis
Michael Stanley Dukakis (born November 3, 1933) served as the 65th and 67th Governor of Massachusetts, from 1975 to 1979 and 1983 to 1991 respectively. In 1988, he was the Democratic nominee for President, but lost to Republican then–Vice President, George H. W. Bush. Born in Brookline, Massachusetts.

1948

  Lulu
Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, OBE (born 3 November 1948), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, actress, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s through to the present day. She is internationally identified, especially by North American audiences, with the song “To Sir With Love” from the film of the same name and with the title song to the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. In European countries she is also widely known for her Eurovision Song Contest winning entry “Boom Bang-a-Bang” and in the UK for her first hit “Shout”. Born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie in Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire.

1949

 Anna Wintour
Anna Wintour, OBE (born 3 November 1949) is the English editor-in-chief of American Vogue, a position she has held since 1988. In 2013, she also became artistic director for Condé Nast, Vogue’s publisher. Born in London.

1952

 Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Cherrie Barr (born November 3, 1952) is an American actress, comedian, writer, television producer, director, and 2012 presidential nominee of the California-based Peace and Freedom Party. Barr began her career in stand-up comedy at clubs before gaining fame for her role in the sitcom Roseanne. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah.

1953

 Kate Capshaw
Kate Capshaw (born November 3, 1953) is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Willie Scott in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. During production of the film, she met director Steven Spielberg, whom she later married. Born Kathleen Sue Nail in Fort Worth, Texas.

 Dennis Miller
Dennis Miller (born November 3, 1953) is an American stand-up comedian, talk show host, political commentator, sports commentator, actor, television personality, and radio personality. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1954

 Adam Ant
Adam Ant (born on 3 November 1954) is an English musician who gained popularity as the lead singer of new romantic/post-punk group Adam and the Ants and later as a solo artist, scoring 10 UK top ten hits from 1980 to 1983, including three No.1s. Born Stuart Leslie Goddard in Marylebone, London.

1957

 Dolph Lundgren
Dolph Lundgren (born 3 November 1957) is a Swedish actor, director, and martial artist. He belongs to a generation of film actors who epitomise the action hero stereotype. Born Hans Lundgren in Spånga, Stockholm, Sweden.

 Gary Olsen
Gary Olsen (3 November 1957 – 12 September 2000) was an English actor. His most prominent TV role was as Ben Porter in 2point4 children (1991–1999). Born in London.

1961

 David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley
David Albert Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley (born 3 November 1961), known professionally as David Linley, is an English furniture maker and chairman of the auction house Christie’s UK. The son of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, and Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, he is a grandson of King George VI, and is 16th in the line of succession to the British throne and heir-apparent to the Earldom of Snowdon. Born at Clarence House, London.

1962

 Jacqui Smith
Jacqueline Jill Smith (born 3 November 1962) is a member of the British Labour Party. She was the Member of Parliament for Redditch from 1997 until 2010, the first female Home Secretary. Born in Malvern, Worcestershire.

1963

 Ian Wright
Ian Edward Wright, MBE (born 3 November 1963) is a former English professional footballer turned television and radio personality. Born in Woolwich, London.

1971

 Dylan Moran
Dylan Moran (born 3 November 1971) is an Irish stand-up comedian, writer, actor and filmmaker. He is best known for the UK television sitcom Black Books. Born in Navan, County Meath, Ireland.

 Dwight Yorke
Dwight Eversley Yorke (born 3 November 1971) is a Trinidad and Tobago former football player. He played for Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sydney FC and Sunderland. He was the assistant manager of the Trinidad and Tobago national team until the completion of the qualifying matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Along with Russell Latapy and Pat Jennings, Yorke holds the record number of participations in different World Cup competitions, including qualifying stages – six in total (1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010). Born in Canaan, Tobago.

1973

 Ben Fogle
Benjamin Myer Fogle, FRGS (born 3 November 1973) is an English adventurer, author, broadcaster and writer, who is best known for his presenting roles with ITV. Born in London, England.

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