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  • What happened on November 22
  • November 22 is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 39 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on November 22
  • 498 – After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected Pope in the Lateran Palace, while Laurentius is elected Pope inSanta Maria Maggiore.
  • 845 – The first King of all Brittany, Nominoe, defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon.
  • 1307 – Pope Clement V issues the papal bull Pastoralis Praeeminentiae which instructed all Christian monarchs in Europe to arrest all Templars and seize their assets.
  • 1574 – Spanish navigator Juan Fernández discovers islands now known as the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.
  • 1635 – Dutch colonial forces on Taiwan launch a pacification campaign against native villages, resulting in Dutch control of the middle and south of the island.
  • 1718 – Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as “Blackbeard”) is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard.
  • 1812 – War of 1812: Seventeen Indiana Rangers are killed at the Battle of Wild Cat Creek.
  • 1837 – Canadian journalist and politician William Lyon Mackenzie calls for a rebellion against the United Kingdom in his essay “To the People of Upper Canada”, published in his newspaper The Constitution.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: John Bell Hood begins the Franklin–Nashville Campaign in an unsuccessful attempt to draw William Tecumseh Sherman back out ofGeorgia.
  • 1869 – In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched and is one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today.
  • 1908 – The Congress of Manastir establishes the Albanian alphabet.
  • 1928 – The premier performance of Ravel’s Boléro takes place in Paris.
  • 1931 – Al-Mina’a SC is founded in Iraq.
  • 1935 – The China Clipper inaugurates the first commercial transpacific air service, connecting Alameda, California with Manila.
  • 1940 – World War II: Following the initial Italian invasion, Greek troops counterattack into Italian-occupied Albania and capture Korytsa.
  • 1942 – World War II: Battle of Stalingrad: General Friedrich Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th Army is surrounded.
  • 1943 – World War II: Cairo Conference: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese Premier Chiang Kai-shekmeet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan.
  • 1943 – Lebanon gains independence from France.
  • 1954 – The Humane Society of the United States is founded.
  • 1963 – US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John Connally is seriously wounded.
  • 1963 – William Clay Ford Sr. buys the Detroit Lions for $4.5 million.
  • 1967 – UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted, establishing a set of the principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab–Israeli peace settlement.
  • 1968 – The Beatles release The Beatles (known popularly as The White Album).
  • 1973 – The Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo is disbanded.
  • 1974 – The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.
  • 1975 – Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco.
  • 1977 – British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.
  • 1986 – Mike Tyson defeats Trevor Berbick to become youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history.
  • 1987 – Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
  • 1988 – In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed.
  • 1989 – In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President René Moawad, killing him.
  • 1990 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her Prime-Ministership.
  • 1995 – Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.
  • 1995 – The 7.3 Mw Gulf of Aqaba earthquake shakes the Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia region with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing eight and injuring 30, and generating a non-destructive tsunami.
  • 2002 – In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.
  • 2003 – Baghdad DHL attempted shootdown incident: Shortly after takeoff, a DHL Express cargo plane is struck on the left wing by a surface-to-air missile and forced to land.
  • 2004 – The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.
  • 2005 – Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.
  • 2012 – Ceasefire begins between Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Israel after eight days of violence and 150 deaths.
  • 2015 – A landslide in Hpakant, Kachin State, northern Myanmar killed at least 116 people near a jade mine, with around 100 more missing.

 

 

 

  • Births on November 22
  • 1329 – Elisabeth of Meissen, Burgravine of Nuremberg (d. 1375)
  • 1428 – Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, English kingmaker (d. 1471)
  • 1515 – Mary of Guise (d. 1560)
  • 1564 – Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Kent (d. 1610)
  • 1602 – Elisabeth of France (d. 1644)
  • 1635 – Francis Willughby, English ornithologist and ichthyologist (d. 1672)
  • 1643 – René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, French-American explorer (d. 1687)
  • 1690 – François Colin de Blamont, French pianist and composer (d. 1760)
  • 1698 – Pierre de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnial, Canadian-American soldier and politician, 10th Governor of Louisiana (d. 1778)
  • 1709 – Franz Benda, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1786)
  • 1710 – Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1784)
  • 1721 – Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres, Swiss-Canadian cartographer and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (d. 1824)
  • 1722 – Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian philosopher, poet, and composer (d. 1794)
  • 1728 – Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden (d. 1811)
  • 1744 – Abigail Adams, American wife of John Adams, 2nd First Lady of the United States (d. 1818)
  • 1761 – Dorothea Jordan, Irish-French actress (d. 1816)
  • 1766 – Charlotte von Lengefeld, German author (d. 1826)
  • 1767 – Andreas Hofer, Austrian innkeeper and activist (d. 1810)
  • 1780 – José Cecilio del Valle, Honduran journalist, lawyer, and politician, Foreign Minister of Mexico (d. 1834)
  • 1787 – Rasmus Rask, Danish linguist, philologist, and scholar (d. 1823)
  • 1808 – Thomas Cook, English businessman, founded Thomas Cook Group (d. 1892)
  • 1814 – Serranus Clinton Hastings, American lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Justice of California (d. 1893)
  • 1819 – George Eliot, English novelist and poet (d. 1880)
  • 1824 – Georg von Oettingen, Estonian-German physician and ophthalmologist (d. 1916)
  • 1830 – Jhalkaribai, Indian soldier (d. 1858)
  • 1836 – George Barham, English businessman, founded Express County Milk Supply Company (d. 1913)
  • 1845 – Aleksander Kunileid, Estonian composer and educator (d. 1875)
  • 1849 – Christian Rohlfs, German painter and academic (d. 1938)
  • 1852 – Paul-Henri-Benjamin d’Estournelles de Constant, French politician and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
  • 1856 – Heber J. Grant, American religious leader, 7th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1945)
  • 1861 – Ranavalona III of Madagascar (d. 1917)
  • 1868 – John Nance Garner, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Vice President of the United States (d. 1967)
  • 1869 – André Gide, French novelist, essayist, and dramatist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)
  • 1870 – Howard Brockway, American pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1951)
  • 1870 – Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (d. 1911)
  • 1873 – Leo Amery, Indian-English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1955)
  • 1873 – Johnny Tyldesley, English cricketer (d. 1930)
  • 1876 – Percival Proctor Baxter, American lawyer and politician, 53rd Governor of Maine (d.1969)
  • 1876 – Emil Beyer, American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1934)
  • 1877 – Endre Ady, Hungarian journalist and poet (d. 1919)
  • 1877 – Joan Gamper, Swiss-Spanish footballer, founded FC Barcelona (d. 1930)
  • 1881 – Enver Pasha, Ottoman general and politician (d. 1922)
  • 1884 – Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani historian, author, and scholar (d. 1953)
  • 1890 – Charles de Gaulle, French general and politician, 18th President of France (d. 1970)
  • 1893 – Harley Earl, American businessman (d. 1969)
  • 1893 – Lazar Kaganovich, Soviet politician (d. 1991)
  • 1896 – David J. Mays, American lawyer and author (d. 1971)
  • 1897 – Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer and educator (d. 1989)
  • 1897 – Harry Wilson, English-American actor and singer (d. 1987)
  • 1898 – Wiley Post, American pilot (d. 1935)
  • 1899 – Hoagy Carmichael, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 1981)
  • 1900 – Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and author (d. 1980)
  • 1900 – Helenka Pantaleoni, American actress and humanitarian, co-founded U.S. Fund for UNICEF (d. 1987)
  • 1901 – Béla Juhos, Hungarian-Austrian philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1971)
  • 1901 – Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1999)
  • 1902 – Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, French general (d. 1947)
  • 1902 – Emanuel Feuermann, Austrian-American cellist and educator (d. 1942)
  • 1902 – Humphrey Gibbs, English-Rhodesian politician, 15th Governor of Southern Rhodesia (d. 1990)
  • 1902 – Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1990)
  • 1902 – Ethel Smith, American organist (d. 1996)
  • 1904 – Miguel Covarrubias, Mexican painter and illustrator (d. 1957)
  • 1904 – Louis Néel, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1904 – Fumio Niwa, Japanese author (d. 2005)
  • 1909 – Mikhail Mil, Russian engineer, founded the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant (d. 1970)
  • 1910 – Mary Jackson, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1911 – Ralph Guldahl, American golfer (d. 1987)
  • 1912 – Doris Duke, American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1993)
  • 1913 – Benjamin Britten, English pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1976)
  • 1913 – Gardnar Mulloy, American tennis player and coach (d. 2016)
  • 1913 – Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, Filipino lawyer and jurist (d. 2006)
  • 1913 – Jacqueline Vaudecrane, French figure skater and coach
  • 1914 – Peter Townsend, Burmese-English captain and pilot (d. 1995)
  • 1917 – Jon Cleary, Australian author and playwright (d. 2010)
  • 1917 – Andrew Huxley, English physiologist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
  • 1918 – Claiborne Pell, American captain and politician (d. 2009)
  • 1919 – Máire Drumm, Irish politician (d. 1976)
  • 1920 – Anne Crawford, Israeli-English actress (d. 1956)
  • 1921 – Brian Cleeve, Irish sailor, author, and playwright (d. 2003)
  • 1921 – Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian, actor, rapper, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1922 – Fikret Amirov, Azerbaijani composer (d. 1984)
  • 1922 – Wiyogo Atmodarminto, Indonesian general and politician, 10th Governor of Jakarta (d. 2012)
  • 1922 – Eugene Stoner, American engineer and weapons designer, designed the AR-15 rifle (d. 1997)
  • 1923 – Arthur Hiller, Canadian actor, director, and producer (d. 2016)
  • 1923 – Dika Newlin, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2006)
  • 1924 – Geraldine Page, American actress and singer (d. 1987)
  • 1925 – Jerrie Mock, American pilot (d. 2014)
  • 1925 – Gunther Schuller, American horn player, composer, and conductor (d. 2015)
  • 1926 – Lew Burdette, American baseball player and coach (d. 2007)
  • 1926 – Arthur Jones, American businessman, founded Nautilus, Inc. and MedX Corporation (d. 2007)
  • 1927 – Steven Muller, German-American scholar and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – Robert E. Valett, American psychologist, teacher, and author (d. 2008)
  • 1928 – Tim Beaumont, English priest and politician (d. 2008)
  • 1929 – Staughton Lynd, American lawyer, historian, author, and activist
  • 1930 – Peter Hall, English actor, director, and manager
  • 1930 – Peter Hurford, English organist and composer
  • 1932 – Ray Farabee, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1932 – Robert Vaughn, American actor and director (d. 2016)
  • 1934 – Rita Sakellariou, Greek singer (d. 1999)
  • 1936 – John Bird, English actor and screenwriter
  • 1936 – Archie Gouldie, Canadian-American wrestler (d. 2016)
  • 1938 – John Eleuthère du Pont, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Delaware Museum of Natural History (d. 2010)
  • 1938 – Henry Lee, Chinese-American criminologist and academic
  • 1939 – Tom West, American engineer and author (d. 2011)
  • 1939 – Mulayam Singh Yadav, Indian politician, 24th Indian Minister of Defence
  • 1940 – Terry Gilliam, American-English actor, director, animator, and screenwriter
  • 1940 – Roy Thomas, American author
  • 1940 – Andrzej Żuławski, Polish director and screenwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1941 – Tom Conti, Scottish actor and director
  • 1941 – Jacques Laperrière, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1941 – Volker Roemheld, German physiologist and biologist (d. 2013)
  • 1941 – Terry Stafford, American singer-songwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1941 – Jesse Colin Young, American singer-songwriter and bass player (The Youngbloods)
  • 1942 – Guion Bluford, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1943 – Yvan Cournoyer, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1943 – Billie Jean King, American tennis player and sportscaster
  • 1943 – William Kotzwinkle, American novelist and screenwriter
  • 1943 – Mushtaq Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1943 – Roger L. Simon, American author and screenwriter
  • 1945 – Elaine Weyuker, American computer scientist, engineer, and academic
  • 1946 – Aston Barrett, Jamaican bass player and songwriter
  • 1947 – Sandy Alderson, American businessman and academic
  • 1947 – Sonny Geraci, American pop-rock singer
  • 1947 – Rod Price, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1947 – Paloma San Basilio, Spanish singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1947 – Salt Walther, American race car driver (d. 2012)
  • 1947 – Valerie Wilson Wesley, American journalist and author
  • 1948 – Radomir Antić, Serbian footballer and manager
  • 1948 – Stewart Guthrie, New Zealand police officer (d. 1990)
  • 1949 – Richard Carmona, American physician and politician, 17th Surgeon General of the United States
  • 1949 – David Pietrusza, American historian and author
  • 1949 – Andres Põder, Estonian archbishop
  • 1950 – Lyman Bostock, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1950 – Jim Jefferies, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1950 – Art Sullivan, Belgian singer
  • 1950 – Steven Van Zandt, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
  • 1950 – Tina Weymouth, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1951 – Kent Nagano, American conductor, director, and manager
  • 1953 – Wayne Larkins, English cricketer and footballer
  • 1955 – James Edwards, American basketball player
  • 1956 – Lawrence Gowan, Scottish-Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1956 – Richard Kind, American actor
  • 1956 – Ron Randall, American author and illustrator
  • 1957 – Donny Deutsch, American businessman and television host
  • 1958 – Horse, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1958 – Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress
  • 1958 – Lee Guetterman, American baseball player
  • 1959 – Eddie Frierson, American actor
  • 1959 – Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
  • 1959 – Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist
  • 1959 – Lenore Zann, Australian-Canadian actress, singer, and politician
  • 1960 – Jim Bob, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Carter USM)
  • 1960 – Leos Carax, French actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1961 – Mariel Hemingway, American actress
  • 1961 – Stephen Hough, English-Australian pianist and composer
  • 1961 – Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer and author
  • 1962 – Sumi Jo, South Korean soprano
  • 1962 – Victor Pelevin, Russian engineer and author
  • 1962 – Rezauddin Stalin, Bangladeshi poet and educator
  • 1963 – Hugh Millen, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1963 – Tony Mowbray, English footballer and manager
  • 1963 – Kennedy Pola, Samoan-American football player and coach
  • 1963 – Brian Robbins, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1963 – Corinne Russell, English model, actress, and dancer
  • 1964 – Robbie Slater, English-Australian footballer and sportscaster
  • 1965 – Valeriya Gansvind, Estonian chess player
  • 1965 – Jörg Jung, German footballer and manager
  • 1965 – Mads Mikkelsen, Danish actor
  • 1966 – Ed Ferrara, American wrestler and manager
  • 1966 – Mark Pritchard, English lawyer and politician
  • 1966 – Richard Stanley, South African director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1966 – Michael K. Williams, American actor and producer
  • 1967 – Boris Becker, German-Swiss tennis player and coach
  • 1967 – Quint Kessenich, American lacrosse player and sportscaster
  • 1967 – Mark Ruffalo, American actor and activist
  • 1967 – Bart Veldkamp, Dutch-Belgian speed skater, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1968 – Sidse Babett Knudsen, Danish actress
  • 1968 – Rasmus Lerdorf, Greenlandic-Canadian computer scientist and programmer, created PHP
  • 1968 – Sarah MacDonald, Canadian organist and conductor
  • 1969 – Byron Houston, American basketball player
  • 1969 – Marjane Satrapi, Iranian author and illustrator
  • 1970 – Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach
  • 1970 – Stel Pavlou, English author and screenwriter
  • 1971 – Cath Bishop, English rower
  • 1971 – Kyran Bracken, Irish-English rugby player
  • 1971 – Cecilia Suárez, Mexican actress and producer
  • 1972 – Olivier Brouzet, French rugby player
  • 1972 – Russell Hoult, English footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1972 – Jay Payton, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1973 – Dmitri Linter, Russian-Estonian activist
  • 1973 – Chad Trujillo, American astronomer and scholar
  • 1973 – Andrew Walker, Australian rugby player
  • 1974 – Joe Nathan, American baseball player
  • 1974 – David Pelletier, Canadian figure skater and coach
  • 1975 – Aiko, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1975 – Joshua Wheeler, American sergeant (d. 2015)
  • 1976 – Adrian Bakalli, Belgian footballer
  • 1976 – Torsten Frings, German footballer and coach
  • 1976 – Regina Halmich, German boxer and businesswoman
  • 1976 – Ville Valo, Finnish singer-songwriter
  • 1977 – Kerem Gönlüm, Turkish basketball player
  • 1977 – Annika Norlin, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1977 – Michael Preston, English footballer
  • 1978 – Colin Best, Australian rugby league player
  • 1978 – Mélanie Doutey, French actress and singer
  • 1978 – Karen O, South Korean-American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1979 – Jeremy Dale, American illustrator (d. 2014)
  • 1979 – Christian Terlizzi, Italian footballer
  • 1980 – David Artell, English-Gibraltarian footballer and coach
  • 1980 – Shawn Fanning, American computer programmer and businessman, founded Napster
  • 1980 – Rait Keerles, Estonian basketball player
  • 1980 – Yaroslav Rybakov, Russian high jumper
  • 1981 – Ben Adams, English-Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1981 – Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
  • 1981 – Song Hye-kyo, South Korean actress and singer
  • 1981 – Pape Sow, Senegalese basketball player
  • 1981 – Jenny Owen Youngs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1981 – Shangela Laquifa Wadley, American drag queen, comedian and reality television personality
  • 1982 – Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Nigerian footballer
  • 1982 – Xavier Doherty, Australian cricketer
  • 1982 – Alasdair Duncan, Australian journalist and author
  • 1982 – Isild Le Besco, French actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1983 – Sei Ashina, Japanese actress
  • 1983 – Corey Beaulieu, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1983 – Tyler Hilton, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1983 – Peter Ramage, English footballer
  • 1984 – Scarlett Johansson, American actress
  • 1984 – Nathalie Nordnes, Norwegian singer-songwriter
  • 1985 – Austin Brown, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and producer
  • 1985 – Asamoah Gyan, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1985 – Dieumerci Mbokani, Congolese footballer
  • 1985 – Ava Leigh, English singer-songwriter
  • 1985 – Mandy Minella, Luxembourgian tennis player
  • 1985 – James Roby, English rugby player
  • 1985 – DeVon Walker, American football player
  • 1986 – Erika Padilla, Filipino actress and host
  • 1986 – Oscar Pistorius, South African sprinter
  • 1987 – Martti Aljand, Estonian swimmer
  • 1987 – Marouane Fellaini, Belgian footballer
  • 1988 – Jamie Campbell Bower, English actor and singer
  • 1988 – Austin Romine, American baseball player
  • 1989 – Candice Glover, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1989 – Minehiro Kinomoto, Japanese actor
  • 1989 – Chris Smalling, English footballer
  • 1989 – Gabriel Torje, Romanian footballer
  • 1990 – Jang Dongwoo, South Korean singer and dancer
  • 1990 – Cheung Wai Ki, Hong Kong women’s national football team footballer
  • 1993 – Adèle Exarchopoulos, French actress
  • 1995 – Katherine McNamara, American actress.
  • 1996 – Madison Davenport, American actress and singer

 

 

 

  • Deaths on November 22
  • 365 – Antipope Felix II
  • 950 – Lothair II of Italy (b. 926)
  • 1249 – As-Salih Ayyub, ruler of Egypt
  • 1286 – Eric V of Denmark (b. 1249)
  • 1318 – Mikhail of Tver (b. 1271)
  • 1392 – Robert de Vere, Duke of Ireland (b. 1362)
  • 1617 – Ahmed I, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam (b. 1590)
  • 1694 – John Tillotson, English archbishop (b. 1630)
  • 1697 – Libéral Bruant, French architect and academic, designed Les Invalides (b. 1635)
  • 1710 – Bernardo Pasquini, Italian organist and composer (b. 1637)
  • 1718 – Blackbeard, English pirate (b. 1680)
  • 1758 – Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall (db. 1680)
  • 1774 – Robert Clive, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire (b. 1725)
  • 1794 – John Alsop, American merchant and politician (b. 1724)
  • 1813 – Johann Christian Reil, German physician, physiologist, and anatomist (b. 1759)
  • 1819 – John Stackhouse, English botanist and phycologist (b. 1742)
  • 1871 – Oscar James Dunn, African American activist and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana 1868-1871 (b. 1826)
  • 1875 – Henry Wilson, American colonel, journalist, and politician, 18th Vice President of the United States (b. 1812)
  • 1886 – William Bliss Baker, American painter (b. 1859)
  • 1886 – Mary Boykin Chesnut, American author (b. 1823)
  • 1896 – George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., American engineer, invented the Ferris wheel (b. 1859)
  • 1900 – Arthur Sullivan, English composer and scholar (b. 1842)
  • 1902 – Walter Reed, American physician and entomologist (b. 1851)
  • 1913 – Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Japanese shogun (b. 1837)
  • 1916 – Jack London, American novelist and journalist (b. 1876)
  • 1917 – Teoberto Maler, Italian-German archaeologist and explorer (b. 1842)
  • 1919 – Francisco Moreno, Argentinian explorer and academic (b. 1852)
  • 1920 – Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet and author (b. 1884)
  • 1926 – Darvish Khan, Iranian tar player (b. 1872)
  • 1932 – William Walker Atkinson, American merchant, lawyer, and author (b. 1862)
  • 1941 – Werner Mölders, German colonel and pilot (b. 1915)
  • 1943 – Lorenz Hart, American playwright and composer (b. 1895)
  • 1944 – Arthur Eddington, English astrophysicist and astronomer (b. 1882)
  • 1946 – Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist and politician, German Minister of Justice (b. 1889)
  • 1948 – Fakhri Pasha, Turkish general and politician (b. 1868)
  • 1953 – Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani historian, author, and scholar (b. 1884)
  • 1954 – Jess McMahon, American wrestling promoter, co-founded Capitol Wrestling Corporation (b. 1882)
  • 1955 – Shemp Howard, American actor and comedian (b. 1895)
  • 1956 – Theodore Kosloff, Russian-American actor, ballet dancer, and choreographer (b. 1882)
  • 1963 – Wilhelm Beiglböck, Austrian-German physician (b. 1905)
  • 1963 – Aldous Huxley, English novelist and philosopher (b. 1894)
  • 1963 – John F. Kennedy, American lieutenant and politician, 35th President of the United States (b. 1917)
  • 1963 – C. S. Lewis, British, poet, and critic (b. 1898)
  • 1967 – Pavel Korin, Russian painter (b. 1892)
  • 1976 – Sevgi Soysal, Turkish author (b. 1936)
  • 1980 – Jules Léger, Canadian journalist and politician, 21st Governor General of Canada (b. 1913)
  • 1980 – Norah McGuinness, Irish painter and illustrator (b. 1901)
  • 1980 – Mae West, American actress, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1893)
  • 1981 – Hans Adolf Krebs, German-English physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
  • 1986 – Scatman Crothers, American actor and comedian (b. 1910)
  • 1986 – William Bradford Huie, American journalist and author (b. 1910)
  • 1988 – Luis Barragán, Mexican architect and engineer, designed the Torres de Satélite (b. 1908)
  • 1989 – C. C. Beck, American illustrator (b. 1910)
  • 1989 – René Moawad, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 13th President of Lebanon (b. 1925)
  • 1992 – Sterling Holloway, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1993 – Anthony Burgess, English novelist, playwright, and critic (b. 1917)
  • 1994 – Minni Nurme, Estonian writer and poet (b. 1917)
  • 1994 – Forrest White, American businessman (b. 1920)
  • 1996 – María Casares, Spanish-French actress (b. 1922)
  • 1996 – Terence Donovan, English photographer and director (b. 1936)
  • 1996 – Mark Lenard, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 1997 – Michael Hutchence, Australian singer-songwriter (b. 1960)
  • 1998 – Stu Ungar, American poker player (b. 1953)
  • 2000 – Christian Marquand, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • 2000 – Emil Zátopek, Czech runner (b. 1922)
  • 2001 – Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay, Inc. (b. 1915)
  • 2001 – Theo Barker, English historian and academic (b. 1923)
  • 2001 – Norman Granz, American-Swiss record producer, founded Verve Records (b. 1918)
  • 2002 – Parley Baer, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 2004 – Arthur Hopcraft, English screenwriter and journalist (b. 1932)
  • 2005 – Bruce Hobbs, American jockey and trainer (b. 1920)
  • 2006 – Pat Dobson, American baseball player and coach (b. 1942)
  • 2007 – Maurice Béjart, French-Swiss dancer, choreographer, and director (b. 1929)
  • 2007 – Verity Lambert, English television producer (b. 1935)
  • 2008 – MC Breed, American rapper (b. 1971)
  • 2010 – Jean Cione, American baseball player and educator (b. 1928)
  • 2010 – Frank Fenner, Australian virologist and microbiologist (b. 1914)
  • 2011 – Svetlana Alliluyeva, Russian-American author and educator (b. 1926)
  • 2011 – Sena Jurinac, Bosnian-Austrian soprano and actress (b. 1921)
  • 2011 – Lynn Margulis, American biologist and academic (b. 1938)
  • 2011 – Paul Motian, American drummer and composer (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Pearl Laska Chamberlain, American pilot (b. 1909)
  • 2012 – Bryce Courtenay, South African-Australian author (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – Bennie McRae, American football player (b. 1939)
  • 2012 – P. Govinda Pillai, Indian journalist and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Don Dailey, American computer programmer (b. 1956)
  • 2013 – Brian Dawson, English singer (b. 1939)
  • 2013 – Jancarlos de Oliveira Barros, Brazilian footballer (b. 1983)
  • 2013 – Tom Gilmartin, Irish businessman (b. 1935)
  • 2013 – Georges Lautner, French director and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Alec Reid, Irish priest and activist (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Fiorenzo Angelini, Italian cardinal (b. 1916)
  • 2014 – Don Grate, American baseball and basketball player (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Marcel Paquet, Belgian-Polish philosopher and author (b. 1947)
  • 2014 – Émile Poulat, French sociologist and historian (b. 1920)
  • 2015 – Abubakar Audu, Nigerian banker and politician, Governor of Kogi State (b. 1947)
  • 2015 – Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1949)
  • 2015 – Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1948)
  • 2015 – Robin Stewart, Indian-English actor and game show host (b. 1946)
  • 2015 – Kim Young-sam, South Korean soldier and politician, 7th President of South Korea (b. 1927)
  • 2016 – M. Balamuralikrishna, Indian vocalist and singer (b. 1930)

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on November 22
  • Arbour Day (British Virgin Islands)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Cecilia
    • George (Eastern Orthodox, a national holiday in Georgia)
    • Herbert
    • November 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Day of Justice (Azerbaijan)
  • Day of the Albanian Alphabet (Albania and ethnic Albanians)
  • Earliest day on which Holodomor Remembrance Day can fall, while November 28 is the latest; celebrated on the fourth Saturday of November. (Ukraine)
  • Earliest day on which Thanksgiving Day can fall, while November 28 is the latest; celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. (United States)
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Lebanon from France in 1943.
  • Teacher’s Day (Costa Rica)

 

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