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  • What happened on November 28
  • November 28 is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 33 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on November 28
  • 587 – Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram of Burgundy recognizes Childebert II as his heir.
  • 936 – Shi Jingtang is enthroned as the first emperor of the Later Jin by Emperor Taizong of Liao, following a revolt againstEmperor Fei of Later Tang.
  • 1443 – Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in central Albania and raise the Albanian flag.
  • 1470 – Champa–Đại Việt War: Emperor Lê Thánh Tông of Đại Việt formally launches his attack against Champa.
  • 1520 – An expedition under the command of Ferdinand Magellan passes through the Strait of Magellan.
  • 1582 – In Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway pay a £40 bond for their marriage licence.
  • 1627 – The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth Navy has its greatest and last victory in the Battle of Oliwa.
  • 1660 – At Gresham College, twelve men, including Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray decide to found what is later known as the Royal Society.
  • 1666 – At least 3,000 men of the Royal Scots Army led by Tam Dalyell of the Binns defeat about 900 Covenanter rebels in theBattle of Rullion Green.
  • 1785 – The first Treaty of Hopewell is signed.
  • 1811 – Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, premieres at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.
  • 1814 – The Times of London becomes the first newspaper to be produced on a steam-powered printing press, built by the German team of Koenig & Bauer.
  • 1821 – Panama Independence Day: Panama separates from Spain and joins Gran Colombia.
  • 1843 – Ka Lā Hui (Hawaiian Independence Day): The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: In the Battle of Cane Hill, Union troops under General James G. Blunt defeat General John Marmaduke’s Confederates.
  • 1885 – Bulgarian victory in the Serbo-Bulgarian War preserves the Unification of Bulgaria.
  • 1893 – Women’s suffrage in New Zealand concludes with the New Zealand general election, 1893.
  • 1895 – The first American automobile race takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago’s Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours.
  • 1899 – The Second Boer War: a British column is engaged by Boer forces at the Battle of Modder River; although the Boers withdraw, the British suffer heavy casualties.
  • 1905 – Irish nationalist Arthur Griffith founds Sinn Féin as a political party with the main aim of establishing a dual monarchy in Ireland.
  • 1908 – A mine explosion in Marianna, Pennsylvania, kills 154 men, leaving only one survivor.
  • 1909 – Sergei Rachmaninoff makes the debut performance of his Piano Concerto No. 3, considered to be one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire.
  • 1910 – The Liberal Party, led by Eleftherios Venizelos, wins the second Greek general election of the year.
  • 1912 – Albania declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1914 – World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
  • 1917 – The Estonian Provincial Assembly declares itself the sovereign power of Estonia.
  • 1919 – Lady Astor is elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She is the first woman to sit in the House of Commons. (Countess Markievicz, the first to be elected, refused to sit.)
  • 1920 – Irish War of Independence: Kilmichael Ambush: The Irish Republican Army ambush a convoy of British Auxiliaries and kill seventeen.
  • 1925 – The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee, as the WSM Barn Dance.
  • 1942 – In Boston, Massachusetts, a fire in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub kills 492 people.
  • 1943 – World War II: Tehran Conference: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin meet inTehran, Iran, to discuss war strategy.
  • 1958 – Chad, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon become autonomous republics within the French Community.
  • 1960 – Mauritania becomes independent of France.
  • 1964 – Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 4 probe toward Mars.
  • 1964 – Vietnam War: National Security Council members agree to recommend that U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson adopt a plan for a two-stage escalation of bombing in North Vietnam.
  • 1965 – Vietnam War: In response to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson’s call for “more flags” in Vietnam, Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos announces he will send troops to help fight in South Vietnam.
  • 1966 – Michel Micombero overthrows the monarchy of Burundi and makes himself the first president.
  • 1967 – The first pulsar known as PSR B1919+21 in the constellation of Vulpecula was discovered by two astronomers Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish.
  • 1971 – Fred Quilt, a leader of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation suffers severe abdominal injuries allegedly caused by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers; he dies two days later.
  • 1971 – Wasfi al-Tal, Prime Minister of Jordan, is assassinated by the Black September unit of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
  • 1972 – Last executions in Paris: Claude Buffet and Roger Bontems are guillotined at La Santé Prison.
  • 1975 – East Timor declares its independence from Portugal.
  • 1979 – Air New Zealand Flight 901, a DC-10 sightseeing flight over Antarctica, crashes into Mount Erebus, killing all 257 people on board.
  • 1980 – Iran–Iraq War: Operation Morvarid: The bulk of the Iraqi Navy is destroyed by the Iranian Navy in the Persian Gulf. (Commemorated in Iran as Navy Day.)
  • 1987 – South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on board.
  • 1989 – Cold War: Velvet Revolution: In the face of protests, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announces it will give up its monopoly on political power.
  • 1990 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader of the Conservative Party and the prime ministry, and is succeeded as both by John Major.
  • 1991 – South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia.
  • 1997 – Kosovo Liberation Army emerged for the first time publicly.
  • 2002 – Suicide bombers blow up an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya; their colleagues fail in their attempt to bring down Arkia Israel Airlines Flight 582 with surface-to-air missiles.
  • 2014 – Gunmen set off three bombs at the central mosque in the northern city of Kano killing at least 120 people.
  • 2016 – A chartered Avro RJ85 plane carrying at least 81 people, including the Chapecoense football team, crashes near Medellín, Colombia.

 

 

 

  • Births on November 28
  • 1118 – Manuel I Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1180)
  • 1570 – James Whitelocke, English judge and politician, Chief Justice of Chester (d. 1632)
  • 1598 – Hans Nansen, Danish lawyer and politician (d. 1667)
  • 1628 – John Bunyan, English preacher, theologian, and author (d. 1688)
  • 1632 – Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-French composer and manager (d. 1687)
  • 1640 – Willem de Vlamingh, Flemish captain and explorer (d. 1698)
  • 1661 – Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, English soldier and politician, 14th Colonial Governor of New York (d. 1723)
  • 1681 – Jean Cavalier, French rebel leader (d. 1740)
  • 1700 – Nathaniel Bliss, English astronomer and mathematician (d. 1764)
  • 1700 – Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (d. 1770)
  • 1757 – William Blake, English poet and painter (d. 1827)
  • 1760 – Maria Teresa Poniatowska, Polish noblewoman (d. 1834)
  • 1772 – Luke Howard, English chemist and meteorologist (d. 1864)
  • 1774 – Maria Antonia of Parma (d. 1841)
  • 1785 – Victor de Broglie, French lawyer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of France (d. 1870)
  • 1792 – Victor Cousin, French philosopher and academic (d. 1867)
  • 1793 – Carl Jonas Love Almqvist, Swedish poet, composer, and critic (d. 1866)
  • 1805 – John Lloyd Stephens, American archeologist and explorer (d. 1852)
  • 1810 – William Froude, English engineer and architect (d. 1879)
  • 1820 – Friedrich Engels, German-English philosopher, economist, and journalist (d. 1895)
  • 1829 – Anton Rubinstein, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1894)
  • 1837 – John Wesley Hyatt, American engineer (d. 1920)
  • 1853 – Helen Magill White, American academic (d. 1944)
  • 1857 – Alfonso XII of Spain (d. 1885)
  • 1864 – James Allen, English author and poet (d. 1912)
  • 1864 – Lindley Miller Garrison, American lawyer and politician, 46th United States Secretary of War (d. 1932)
  • 1866 – Henry Bacon, American architect, designed the Lincoln Memorial (d. 1924)
  • 1876 – Bert Vogler, South African cricketer (d. 1946)
  • 1880 – Alexander Blok, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1921)
  • 1881 – Stefan Zweig, Austrian author, playwright, and journalist (d. 1942)
  • 1887 – Ernst Röhm, German soldier and politician (d. 1934)
  • 1891 – Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino journalist, jurist, and politician (d. 1949)
  • 1894 – Henry Hazlitt, American economist and philosopher (d. 1993)
  • 1895 – José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor (d. 1980)
  • 1896 – Dawn Powell, American author and playwright (d. 1965)
  • 1896 – Lilia Skala, Austrian-American actress (d. 1994)
  • 1898 – İhap Hulusi Görey, Turkish graphic artist (d. 1986)
  • 1903 – Gladys O’Connor, English-Canadian actress (d. 2012)
  • 1904 – James Eastland, American planter and politician (d. 1986)
  • 1904 – Nancy Mitford, English journalist and author (d. 1973)
  • 1907 – Rose Bampton, American soprano and educator (d. 2007)
  • 1907 – Alberto Moravia, Italian journalist and author (d. 1990)
  • 1907 – Henry Picard, American golfer (d. 1997)
  • 1908 – Michael Adekunle Ajasin, Nigerian educator and politician, 3rd Governor of Ondo State (d. 1997)
  • 1908 – Claude Lévi-Strauss, Belgian-French anthropologist and ethnologist (d. 2009)
  • 1910 – Elsie Quarterman, American ecologist and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1911 – Václav Renč, Czech poet and playwright (d. 1973)
  • 1912 – Morris Louis, American painter (d. 1962)
  • 1913 – Cliff Addison, English chemist and academic (d. 1994)
  • 1915 – Evald Okas, Estonian painter and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1915 – Yves Thériault, Canadian author (d. 1983)
  • 1916 – Lilian, Princess of Réthy (d. 2002)
  • 1916 – Ramón José Velásquez, Venezuelan journalist, lawyer, and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 2014)
  • 1919 – Keith Miller, Australian cricketer, footballer, and pilot (d. 2004)
  • 1923 – Gloria Grahame, American actress (d. 1981)
  • 1924 – Dennis Brutus, South African journalist, poet, and academic (d. 2009)
  • 1924 – Johanna Döbereiner, Czech-Brazilian agronomist and academic (d. 2000)
  • 1925 – József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 1978)
  • 1925 – Gigi Gryce, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1983)
  • 1927 – Chuck Mitchell, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1928 – Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist and academic (d. 1980)
  • 1928 – Piet Steenbergen, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2010)
  • 1929 – Berry Gordy, Jr., American songwriter and producer, founded Motown Records
  • 1931 – Dervla Murphy, Irish cyclist and author
  • 1931 – Tomi Ungerer, French author and illustrator
  • 1931 – Ed Young, Chinese-American author and illustrator
  • 1932 – Gato Barbieri, Argentinian saxophonist and composer (d. 2016)
  • 1932 – Terence Frisby, English author and playwright
  • 1933 – Joe Knollenberg, American soldier and politician
  • 1933 – Hope Lange, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1935 – Frik du Preez, South African rugby player
  • 1935 – Randolph Stow, Australian-English author and poet (d. 2010)
  • 1936 – Gary Hart, American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland
  • 1936 – Celin Romero, Spanish-American guitarist
  • 1940 – Bruce Channel, American singer-songwriter
  • 1941 – Laura Antonelli, Croatian-Italian actress (d. 2015)
  • 1942 – Paul Warfield, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1943 – Randy Newman, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1944 – Rita Mae Brown, American novelist, poet, and screenwriter
  • 1944 – R. B. Greaves, Guyanese-American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1945 – Franklin Drilon, Filipino lawyer and politician, 22nd President of the Senate of the Philippines
  • 1946 – Joe Dante, American director and producer
  • 1947 – Michel Berger, French singer-songwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1947 – Maria Farantouri, Greek singer and politician
  • 1948 – Beeb Birtles, Dutch-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1948 – Mick Channon, English footballer and horse trainer
  • 1948 – Alan Lightman, American physicist, novelist, and academician
  • 1948 – Dick Morris, American political consultant, journalist, and author
  • 1949 – Alexander Godunov, Russian-American actor and dancer (d. 1995)
  • 1949 – Paul Shaffer, Canadian-American singer, keyboard player, and bandleader (CBS Orchestra)
  • 1950 – Ed Harris, American actor and producer
  • 1950 – Russell Alan Hulse, American physicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1951 – Barbara Morgan, American educator and astronaut
  • 1952 – S. Epatha Merkerson, American actress
  • 1952 – Ole Thomsen, Norwegian guitarist and composer
  • 1953 – Alistair Darling, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • 1953 – Helen De Michiel, American director and producer
  • 1953 – Sixto Lezcano, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
  • 1953 – Gordon Marsden, English journalist and politician
  • 1954 – Necip Hablemitoğlu, Turkish historian and academic (d. 2002)
  • 1955 – Alessandro Altobelli, Italian footballer and sportscaster
  • 1955 – Adem Jashari, Kosovo commander (d. 1998)
  • 1956 – Fiona Armstrong, English-Scottish journalist and author
  • 1957 – Peeter Järvelaid, Estonian historian and scholar
  • 1958 – Kriss Akabusi, English sprinter and hurdler
  • 1958 – Dave Righetti, American baseball player and coach
  • 1959 – Nancy Charest, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1959 – Judd Nelson, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1959 – Stephen Roche, Irish cyclist and sportscaster
  • 1960 – Jorge Domecq, Spanish lawyer and diplomat
  • 1960 – John Galliano, Gibraltarian-English fashion designer
  • 1960 – Andy Ritchie, English footballer and manager
  • 1960 – Kenny Wharton, English footballer and coach
  • 1961 – Martin Clunes, English actor, singer, and director
  • 1961 – Alfonso Cuarón, Mexican director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Matt Cameron, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1962 – Paul Dinello, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Juan Carlos Rosero, Ecuadorian cyclist (d. 2013)
  • 1962 – Jon Stewart, American comedian, actor, and television host
  • 1963 – Armando Iannucci, Scottish comedian, actor, director, and producer
  • 1963 – Andrew Jones, English politician
  • 1963 – Johnny Newman, American basketball player
  • 1963 – Walt Weiss, American baseball player and manager
  • 1964 – Michael Bennet, Indian-American lawyer and politician
  • 1964 – John Burkett, American baseball player and bowler
  • 1964 – Roy Tarpley, American basketball player (d. 2015)
  • 1964 – Sian Williams, English-Welsh journalist
  • 1965 – Erwin Mortier, Belgian author and poet
  • 1965 – Matt Williams, American baseball player and manager
  • 1967 – Chris Heaton-Harris, English businessman and politician
  • 1967 – Anna Nicole Smith, American model, actress, and television personality (d. 2007)
  • 1967 – José del Solar, Peruvian footballer and manager
  • 1967 – Stephnie Weir, American actress and comedian
  • 1968 – Darren Bett, English journalist
  • 1969 – Nick Knight, English cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1969 – Robb Nen, American baseball player and manager
  • 1969 – Valeri Nikitin, Estonian wrestler
  • 1969 – Sonia O’Sullivan, Irish athlete
  • 1970 – Álex López Morón, Spanish tennis player
  • 1970 – Richard Osman, English television host, director, and producer
  • 1971 – Rob Conway, American wrestler
  • 1971 – Fenriz, Norwegian singer-songwriter
  • 1971 – Cathy Garcia-Molina, Filipino actress and director
  • 1972 – Paulo Figueiredo, Angolan footballer
  • 1972 – Anastasia Kelesidou, German-Greek discus thrower
  • 1972 – Jesper Strömblad, Swedish guitarist and songwriter
  • 1973 – Jade Puget, American guitarist and producer
  • 1974 – apl.de.ap, Filipino-American singer and rapper
  • 1974 – András Tölcséres, Hungarian footballer and manager
  • 1975 – Bakarhythm, Japanese comedian, actor, playwright, and composer
  • 1975 – Eka Kurniawan, Indonesian journalist and author
  • 1975 – Park Sung-bae, South Korean footballer
  • 1975 – Takashi Shimoda, Japanese footballer
  • 1975 – Sigurd Wongraven, Norwegian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1976 – Ryan Kwanten, Australian actor
  • 1977 – Marlon Broomes, English footballer
  • 1977 – Fabio Grosso, Italian footballer and manager
  • 1977 – Acer Nethercott, English rower (d. 2013)
  • 1977 – Gavin Rae, Scottish footballer
  • 1977 – Greg Somerville, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1977 – DeMya Walker, American basketball player
  • 1978 – Brent Albright, American wrestler
  • 1978 – Darryl Flahavan, English footballer
  • 1978 – Aimee Garcia, American actress
  • 1978 – Camilla Long, English columnist
  • 1978 – Freddie Mitchell, American football player
  • 1978 – Mehdi Nafti, Tunisian footballer
  • 1978 – Michael Simpkins, English footballer
  • 1978 – Haytham Tambal, Sudanese footballer
  • 1979 – Chamillionaire, American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor
  • 1979 – Katarzyna Strączy, Polish tennis player
  • 1980 – Lisa Middelhauve, German singer-songwriter
  • 1980 – Stuart Taylor, English footballer
  • 1981 – Jacqui Ainsley, English model
  • 1981 – Sharon Needles, American drag queen performer and singer
  • 1981 – Erick Rowan, American wrestler
  • 1981 – Brian Tevreden, Dutch footballer
  • 1982 – Leandro Barbosa, Brazilian basketball player
  • 1982 – Chris Harris, English motorcycle racer
  • 1982 – Raido Villers, Estonian basketball player
  • 1983 – Tyler Glenn, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1983 – Summer Rae, American football player, wrestler, and actress
  • 1983 – Édouard Roger-Vasselin, French tennis player
  • 1983 – Nelson Haedo Valdez, Paraguayan footballer
  • 1984 – Andrew Bogut, Australian basketball player
  • 1984 – Marc-André Fleury, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Trey Songz, American R&B singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1984 – Mary Elizabeth Winstead, American actress and producer
  • 1984 – Naoko Yamada, Japanese anime director
  • 1985 – Mike Kostka, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985 – Caitlin McClatchey, English-Scottish swimmer
  • 1985 – Álvaro Pereira, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1986 – Mouhamadou Dabo, French footballer
  • 1987 – Karen Gillan, Scottish actress
  • 1987 – Craig Kieswetter, English cricketer
  • 1989 – Laura Alleway, Australian footballer
  • 1989 – Jamie Buhrer, Australian rugby league player
  • 1990 – Dedryck Boyata, Belgian footballer
  • 1990 – Bradley Smith, English motorcycle racer
  • 1992 – Jake Miller, American singer-songwriter
  • 1993 – David Nofoaluma, Australian-Samoan rugby league player
  • 1995 – Chase Elliott, American race car driver

 

 

 

 

 

  • Deaths on November 28
  • 741 – Pope Gregory III
  • 1122 – Margrave Ottokar II of Styria
  • 1170 – Owain Gwynedd, Welsh king (b. 1080)
  • 1290 – Eleanor of Castile (b. 1241)
  • 1317 – Yishan Yining, Zen monk and writer from China who taught in Japan (b. 1247)
  • 1574 – Georg Major, German theologian and educator (b. 1502)
  • 1585 – Hernando Franco, Spanish composer (b. 1532)
  • 1667 – Jean de Thévenot, French linguist and botanist (b. 1633)
  • 1675 – Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh, English soldier and politician (b. 1608)
  • 1675 – Leonard Hoar, English minister and academic (b. 1630)
  • 1680 – Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian sculptor and painter (b. 1598)
  • 1680 – Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi, Italian painter and architect (b. 1606)
  • 1680 – Athanasius Kircher, German priest, philologist, and scholar (b. 1601)
  • 1694 – Matsuo Bashō, Japanese poet and scholar (b. 1644)
  • 1695 – Giovanni Paolo Colonna, Italian organist, composer, and educator (b. 1637)
  • 1695 – Anthony Wood, English historian and author (b. 1632)
  • 1698 – Louis de Buade de Frontenac, French soldier and politician, 3rd Governor General of New France (b. 1622)
  • 1763 – Naungdawgyi, Burmese king (b. 1734)
  • 1785 – William Whipple, American general and politician (b. 1730)
  • 1794 – Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian-American general (b. 1730)
  • 1794 – Sir James Tylney-Long, 7th Baronet, English politician (b. 1736)
  • 1801 – Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist and academic (b. 1750)
  • 1815 – Johann Peter Salomon, German violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1745)
  • 1852 – Ludger Duvernay, French journalist and politician (b. 1799)
  • 1852 – Emmanuil Xanthos, Greek activist, co-founded Filiki Eteria (b. 1772)
  • 1859 – Washington Irving, American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian (b. 1783)
  • 1870 – Frédéric Bazille, French soldier and painter (b. 1841)
  • 1872 – Mary Somerville, Scottish-Italian astronomer, mathematician, and author (b. 1780)
  • 1873 – Caterina Scarpellini, Italian astronomer and meteorologist (b. 1808)
  • 1878 – Orson Hyde, American religious leader, 3rd President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (b. 1805)
  • 1880 – Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, Portuguese archbishop (b. 1837)
  • 1890 – Jyotirao Phule, Indian philosopher and activist (b. 1827)
  • 1891 – Sir James Corry, 1st Baronet, British politician (b. 1826)
  • 1899 – Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione (b. 1837)
  • 1901 – Moses Dickson, African-American abolitionist, soldier, minister and founder of The Knights of Liberty (b. 1824)
  • 1904 – Hermann de Pourtalès, Swiss sailor (b. 1847)
  • 1907 – Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish playwright, poet, and painter (b. 1869)
  • 1912 – Walter Benona Sharp, American businessman (b. 1870)
  • 1917 – Mikelis Avlichos, Greek poet and scholar (b. 1844)
  • 1930 – Constantine VI of Constantinople (b. 1859)
  • 1935 – Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist and scholar (b. 1877)
  • 1939 – James Naismith, Canadian-American physician and educator, created basketball (b. 1861)
  • 1943 – Aleksander Hellat, Estonian lawyer and politician, 6th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1881)
  • 1945 – Dwight F. Davis, American tennis player and politician, 49th United States Secretary of War (b. 1879)
  • 1947 – Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, French general (b. 1902)
  • 1953 – Frank Olson, American biologist and chemist (b. 1910)
  • 1954 – Enrico Fermi, Italian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
  • 1960 – Dirk Jan de Geer, Dutch lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1870)
  • 1960 – Tsunenohana Kan’ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 31st Yokozuna (b. 1896)
  • 1960 – Max Pruss, Prussian captain (b. 1891)
  • 1960 – Richard Wright, American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet (b. 1908)
  • 1962 – K. C. Dey, Indian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1893)
  • 1962 – Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (b. 1880)
  • 1968 – Enid Blyton, English author and poet (b. 1897)
  • 1971 – Wasfi al-Tal, Jordanian captain and politician, 34th Prime Minister of Jordan (b. 1920)
  • 1972 – Havergal Brian, English composer (b. 1875)
  • 1973 – Marthe Bibesco, Romanian-French author and poet (b. 1886)
  • 1976 – Rosalind Russell, American actress and singer (b. 1907)
  • 1977 – Bob Meusel, American baseball player and sailor (b. 1896)
  • 1978 – Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Argentinian businessman (b. 1902)
  • 1982 – Helen of Greece and Denmark (b. 1896)
  • 1983 – Christopher George, American actor (b. 1929)
  • 1987 – Choh Hao Li, Chinese-American biologist and chemist (b. 1913)
  • 1992 – Sidney Nolan, Australian-English painter and academic (b. 1917)
  • 1993 – Jerry Edmonton, Canadian-American drummer (b. 1946)
  • 1993 – Garry Moore, American comedian, television personality, and game show host (b. 1915)
  • 1994 – Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (b. 1960)
  • 1994 – Buster Edwards, English boxer and criminal (b. 1932)
  • 1994 – Jerry Rubin, American businessman and activist (b. 1938)
  • 1995 – Joe Kelly, Irish race car driver (b. 1915)
  • 1997 – Georges Marchal, French actor (b. 1920)
  • 1998 – Kerry Wendell Thornley, American soldier and author (b. 1938)
  • 2001 – Kal Mann, American songwriter (b. 1917)
  • 2001 – William Reid, Scottish lieutenant and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1921)
  • 2002 – Melih Cevdet Anday, Turkish poet and author (b. 1915)
  • 2003 – Ted Bates, English footballer and manager (b. 1918)
  • 2003 – Antonia Forest, English author (b. 1915)
  • 2003 – Mihkel Mathiesen, Estonian engineer and politician (b. 1918)
  • 2005 – Marc Lawrence, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1910)
  • 2005 – Jack Concannon, American football player and actor (b. 1943)
  • 2007 – Gudrun Wagner, Prussian director and producer (b. 1944)
  • 2008 – Havaldar Gajender Singh, Indian sergeant (b. 1972)
  • 2008 – Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Indian soldier (b. 1977)
  • 2009 – Gilles Carle, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
  • 2009 – Takeo Kajiwara, Japanese Go player (b. 1923)
  • 2010 – Giorgos Fountas, Greek actor (b. 1922)
  • 2010 – Leslie Nielsen, Canadian-American actor and producer (b. 1926)
  • 2011 – Lloyd J. Old, American immunologist and academic (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – Knut Ahnlund, Swedish historian, author, and academic (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Don Rhymer, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1961)
  • 2012 – Spain Rodriguez, American illustrator (b. 1940)
  • 2012 – Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – Zig Ziglar, American soldier and author (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Jack Matthews, American author, playwright, and academic (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Mitja Ribičič, Italian-Slovenian soldier and politician, 25th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – Jean-Louis Roux, Canadian actor and politician, 34th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Austrian-American poet and songwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2014 – Chespirito, Mexican actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – Said Akl, Lebanese poet, playwright, and linguist (b. 1912)
  • 2014 – Dale Armstrong, Canadian race car driver (b. 1941)
  • 2015 – Wayne Bickerton, Welsh songwriter and producer (b. 1941)
  • 2015 – Luc Bondy, Swiss director and producer (b. 1948)
  • 2015 – Gerry Byrne, English-Welsh footballer (b. 1938)
  • 2015 – Marjorie Lord, American actress (b. 1918)
  • 2015 – Olene Walker, American lawyer and politician, 15th Governor of Utah (b. 1930)
  • 2016 – Ailton Cesar Junior Alves da Silva, Brazilian football player (b. 1994)
  • 2016 – Dener Assunção Braz, Brazilian football player (b. 1991)
  • 2016 – Sérgio Manoel Barbosa Santos, Brazilian football player (b. 1989)
  • 2016 – Matheus Biteco, Brazilian football player (b. 1995)
  • 2016 – Mateus Caramelo, Brazilian football player (b. 1994)
  • 2016 – Ananias Eloi Castro Monteiro, Brazilian football player (b. 1989)
  • 2016 – Victorino Chermont, Brazilian reporter (b. 1973)
  • 2016 – Paulo Julio Clement, Brazilian commentator (b. 1964)
  • 2016 – José Gildeixon Clemente de Paiva, Brazilian football player (b. 1987)
  • 2016 – Guilherme Gimenez de Souza, Brazilian football player (b. 1995)
  • 2016 – Lucas Gomes da Silva, Brazilian football player. (b. 1990)
  • 2016 – Josimar, Brazilian football player (b. 1986)
  • 2016 – Caio Júnior, Brazilian football player and manager (b. 1965)
  • 2016 – Everton Kempes dos Santos Gonçalves, Brazilian football player (b. 1982)
  • 2016 – Filipe Machado, Brazilian football player (b. 1984)
  • 2016 – Arthur Maia, Brazilian football player (b. 1992)
  • 2016 – Marcelo Augusto Mathias da Silva, Brazilian football player (b. 1991)
  • 2016 – Delfim Peixoto, Brazilian politician and football executive and congressman (b. 1941)
  • 2016 – Mário Sérgio Pontes de Paiva, Brazilian footballer, manager and commentator (b. 1950)
  • 2016 – Bruno Rangel, Brazilian football player (b. 1981)
  • 2016 – Tiago da Rocha Vieira, Brazilian football player (b. 1994)
  • 2016 – Cléber Santana, Brazilian football player (b. 1981)
  • 2016 – Thiego, Brazilian football player (b. 1986)

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on November 28
  • Christian feast day:
    • Catherine Labouré
    • Feast of the Holy Sovereigns (Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii)
    • Kamehameha and Emma (Episcopal Church (USA))
    • Herman of Alaska, the anniversary of his actual death. Eastern Orthodox
    • Pope Gregory III
  • Albanian Flag Day, celebrate the independence of Albania from Turkey in 1912, the first Albanian flag raise by Skanderbeg in 1443, and for the newparliamentary constitution in 1998.
  • Heroes’ Day (Sri Lanka)
  • Hōonkō (Japan)
  • Independence Day (Mauritania), celebrate the independence of Mauritania from France in 1960.
  • Independence Day (Panama), celebrate the independence of Panama from Spain in 1821.
  • Navy Day (Iran)
  • Republic Day (Burundi)
  • Republic Day (Chad)

 

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