6 November


1814

 Adolphe Sax
Belgian musical instrument designer and musician. Invented the saxophone. Born in Dinant in Wallonia, Belgium.

1851

 Charles Dow
American journalist who co-founded Dow Jones & Company. Dow founded The Wall Street Journal. He also invented the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Born in Sterling, Connecticut.

1854

 John Philip Sousa
American composer and conductor known as “The March King”. Wrote “The Stars and Stripes Forever”. Born in Washington, D.C.

1861

 James Naismith
Canadian-American sports coach and innovator. He invented the sport of basketball . Born in Mississippi Mills, Ontario.

1892

 Harold Ross
American journalist and founder of The New Yorker magazine. Born in Aspen, Colorado.

1893

 Edsel Ford
Son of Henry Ford. He was president of Ford Motor Company. Born in Detroit, Michigan

1903

 June Marlowe
American actress, who appeared in six Our Gang short subjects as the lovely schoolteacher Miss Crabtree. Born in St. Cloud, Minnesota

1914

 Jonathan Harris
American character actor remembered as the comic villain Dr. Zachary Smith of the 1960s television series Lost in Space. Born in The Bronx, New York City.

1916

 Ray Conniff
American bandleader and arranger best known for his Ray Conniff Singers. Born in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

1926

 Frank Carson
Northern Irish comedian and actor, best known on television in series such as The Comedians. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

1931

 Mike Nichols
German-born American television, stage and film director, writer, producer and comedian. Won the Academy Award for Best Director for the film The Graduate. Born in Berlin, Germany

1938

 P.J. Proby
American born singer, songwriter, and actor. Born in Houston, Texas.

1940

 Johnny Giles
Irish footballer and manage. Born in Dublin, Ireland.

1946

 Sally Field
American actress, singer, producer, director, and screenwriter. Twice won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a leading role. Born in Pasadena, California,

1947

 Jim Rosenthal
English sports presenter. Born in Oxfordshire

1948

 Glenn Frey
American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as a founding member of the Eagles. Born in Detroit, Michigan.

1949

 Nigel Havers
English actor. Born in London.

1955

 Maria Shriver
American journalist and author. Born in Chicago, Illinois.

1957

 Lori Singer
American actress and cellist. Starred in Footloose and Fame. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas.

1970

 Ethan Hawke
American actor, writer and director. Born in Austin, Texas.

1972

 Thandie Newton
English actress. Born in London.
 Rebecca Romijn
Dutch-American actress and former fashion model. She is best known for her role as Mystique in the X-Men films. Born in Berkeley, California.

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