15 November


1708

 William Pitt
1st Earl of Chatham, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1778)

1738

 William Herschel
German-born astronomer (d. 1822)

1887

 Georgia O’Keeffe
American painter (d. 1986)

1890

 Richmal Crompton
British author (d. 1969)

1891

 Erwin Rommel
German field marshal, “The Desert Fox” (d. 1944)

1897

 Aneurin Bevan
British politician (d. 1960)
 Sacheverell Sitwell
English writer (d. 1988)

1905

  Mantovani
Italian-born composer (d. 1980)

1907

 Claus von Stauffenberg
German, leader of failed plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler (d. 1944)

1910

 Geoffrey Toone
Geoffrey Toone (15 November 1910 – 1 June 2005) was an Irish character actor based in the United Kingdom. Most of Toone’s film roles after the 1930s were in supporting parts, usually as authority figures. Toone appeared as Sir Edward Ramsay in the musical film The King and I, Docotr Who, Yes Minister and Jeeves and Wooster. Born in Dublin, Ireland. (d. 2005)

1911

 Kay Walsh
Kathleen “Kay” Walsh (15 November 1911 – 16 April 2005) was an English actress and dancer. She appeared in two Noël Coward-scripted films, In Which We Serve (1942) and This Happy Breed (1944). SHe devised the scenario for the closing sequence of Lean’s film adaptation of Great Expectations (1946), for which she received a writing credit, and the opening sequence of Lean’s adaptation of Oliver Twist (1948), as well as performing the role of “Nancy”. Born in Chelsea, London. (d. 2005)

1913

 Guy Green
English film director (d. 2005)

1925

 Paul Raymond
Paul Raymond (15 November 1925 – 2 March 2008), born Geoffrey Anthony Quinn, was an English publisher, club owner, and real estate developer. He opened the UK’s first strip club. Born in Liverpool. (d. 2008)

1928

 C. W. McCall
American singer.

1929

 Ed Asner
American actor.

1930

 J. G. Ballard
British author (d. 2009)

1932

 Petula Clark
English singer.
 Clyde McPhatter
American singer (d. 1972)

1937

 Yaphet Kotto
American actor.

1940

 Sam Waterston
American actor.

1942

 Daniel Barenboim
Argentine-born conductor and pianist.

1945

 Anni-Frid Lyngstad
Swedish singer (ABBA).
 Bob Gunton
Robert Patrick “Bob” Gunton, Jr. (born November 15, 1945) is an American actor. He is known for playing strict, authoritarian characters, with his best known roles as Warden Samuel Norton in the 1994 prison film The Shawshank Redemption, Chief George Earle in 1993’s Demolition Man, Dr. Walcott, the domineering dean of Virginia Medical School in Patch Adams, and President Juan Peron in the original Broadway production of Evita, for which he received a Tony Award nomination.

1948

 Jimmy Choo
Jimmy Choo Yeang Keat (born 15 November 1948) is a Malaysian fashion designer based in the United Kingdom. He is best known for co-founding Jimmy Choo Ltd that became known for its handmade women’s shoes. Born in Penang, Malaysia.

1950

 Graham Parker
English singer-songwriter.

1951

 Beverly D’Angelo
American actress.

1962

 Maggie O’Neill
Margaret “Maggie” O’Neill (born 15 November 1962) is an English actress. She made her professional stage debut in Moving Pictures at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds in 1985. After making her screen debut in the British production Mona Lisa opposite Bob Hoskins in 1986, she made her Hollywood screen debut in Gorillas in the Mist. She also played in the 1989 TV series Take Me Home. O’Neill played Dr. Alex Redman in ITV1’s medical drama Peak Practice, but is best known to British audiences for playing Sheila Jackson in Channel 4’s comedy drama Shameless. Born in Buckinghamshire, England.

1963

 Andrew Castle
English television presenter and former tennis player.

1967

 Dom Joly
British comedian and journalist.

1972

 Jonny Lee Miller
English actor.

1977

 Peter Phillips
grandson of Queen Elizabeth II.
 Sean Murray
Actor.

1984

 Kitty Brucknell
English singer.

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