29 November


1803

Christian Doppler
Austrian physicist. Born in Saltzburg. Famous for proposing the The Doppler Effect. (d. 1853)

1832

Louisa May Alcott
American novelist. Born in Germantown, PennsylvaniaBest known as the author of the novel Little Women.  (d. 1888)

1895

Busby Berkeley
American film director and choreographer. Born in Los Angeles, California. Famous for his elaborate musical production numbers that often involved complex geometric patterns. (d. 1976)
Yakima Canutt
American actor and stuntman. Born in the Snake River Hills, near Colfax, Washington. His most famous stunt was the stagecoach drop. (d. 1986)

1898

C. S. Lewis
Irish writer.  Born in Belfast.  Best known for The Chronicles of Narnia. (d. 1963)

1921

Jackie Stallone
An American astrologer. Born in Washington D.C. Famous for being the mother of Sylvester Stallone.

1929

Derek Jameson
English journalist and broadcaster. Born in London.  (d. 2012)

1930

Shirley Porter
English politician. Born in Upper Clapton, London. Became infamous for the  “homes for votes” scandal.

1932

Jacques Chirac
French politician. Born in Paris, France. Served as President of France from 1995 to 2007.

1933

John Mayall
British blues musician. Born in Macclesfield, Cheshire. He was the founder of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers.

1940

Denny Doherty
Canadian singer. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Widely known as a founding member of the 1960s musical group The Mamas & the Papas. (d. 2007)

1949

Garry Shandling
American comedian, actor and writer. Born in Chicago, Illinois. He is best known for his work in The Larry Sanders Show.

1968

Howard K. Stern
American attorney and reality TV personality. Born in  Los Angeles, California. Famous as former domestic partner of the late Anna Nicole Smith.

1971

Gena Lee Nolin
American actress. Born in Duluth, Minnesota. She is best known for her television appearance in Baywatch.

1973

Ryan Giggs
Welsh footballer. Born in Cardiff. Plays for Manchester United and Wales.

1976

Anna Faris
American actress. Born in Baltimore, Maryland.  She is known for her starring role in the Scary Movie film series.

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