Many Great People Have Been Born on November 25

25 Nov

November 25 is a big day in the life of me. It is my birthday. I wonder who else was born on this date. Wait, I have an idea. I will look it up and write a post about it.Nov 25

1753 – Robert Townsend, one of George Washington’s spies during the American Revolution

1787 – Franz Xavier Gruber, organist who composed the music for “Silent Night”

1835 – Andrew Carnegie, industrialist who led the expansion of the steel industry

1844 – Karl Benz, inventor of the first automobile to have an internal combustion engine

1846 – Carrie Nation, anti-alcohol activist who was known for attacking taverns with a hatchet

1881 – Pope John XXIII, who obviously served as pope

1883 – Harvey Spencer Lewis, Imperator of the Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis

1914 – Joe DiMaggio, center fielder for the Yankees who hit safely in 56 straight games

1920 – Ricardo Montalban, actor known for playing Mr. Roarke and Khan Noonien Singh

1926 – Jeffrey Hunter, who starred alongside John Wayne in The Searchers 

1933 – Kathryn Crosby, actress and wife of Bing Crosby

1940 – Percy Sledge, singer of “When a Man Loves a Woman”

1944 – Ben Stein, speechwriter for Richard Nixon and later a game show host

1952 – Crescent Dragonwagon, writer who has an awesome pen name.

1960 – Amy Grant, former contemporary Christian singer who became a Country singer

1963 -Bernie Kosar, Cleveland Brown quarterback who could not get past John Elway

1968 – Jill Hennessy, actress known for roles on Law and Order and Crossing Jordan

I am stopping at that point. This list will not include anyone younger than me. It is my birthday, and that is my option.

 

 

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13 Responses to “Many Great People Have Been Born on November 25”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong November 25, 2015 at 16:44 #

    Happy Birthday! How many times in your life has your birthday corresponded with Thanksgiving? I know a lot of Christmas babies, but you are my first Thanksgiving friend. Have a good one!

    • Rick November 25, 2015 at 21:53 #

      Thanks. It lands on Thanksgiving every four or five years. I was always out of school for holiday on my birthday.

  2. spearfruit November 25, 2015 at 17:18 #

    Happy Birthday! Some great people you share this day with!

    • Rick November 25, 2015 at 21:54 #

      Thanks. I had to pare down the list to make it fit.

  3. colemining November 25, 2015 at 17:18 #

    Happy birthday, Rick!

    • Rick November 25, 2015 at 21:54 #

      Thanks. I appreciate it.

  4. shutterbugshea November 25, 2015 at 20:17 #

    A very Happy Birthday to you !!!
    You are in good company there too!!!
    Have a wonderful day ..and a great one tomorrow as well !!

    • Rick November 25, 2015 at 21:54 #

      Thank you. I hope your Thanksgiving is great.

      • Marilyn Armstrong November 25, 2015 at 22:45 #

        And you get a GREAT meal 🙂 Happy happy!

  5. sittingpugs November 26, 2015 at 00:35 #

    Oooo Nice!:
    1787 – Franz Xavier Gruber, organist who composed the music for “Silent Night”

    1835 – Andrew Carnegie, industrialist who led the expansion of the steel industry

    1914 – Joe DiMaggio, center fielder for the Yankees who hit safely in 56 straight games

    1920 – Ricardo Montalban, actor known for playing Mr. Roarke and Khan Noonien Singh

    1940 – Percy Sledge, singer of “When a Man Loves a Woman”

    1960 – Amy Grant, former contemporary Christian singer who became a Country singer

    1968 – Jill Hennessy, actress known for roles on Law and Order and Crossing Jordan

    Other things that happened on the 25th of November:

    1965 – The first color broadcast of an NFL game aired on CBS. The Detroit Lions and the Baltimore Colts played to a 24-24 tie. (on-this-day.com in television history)

    1783 – The British evacuated New York, their last military position in the United States, during the Revolutionary War.

    1947 – Movie studio executives agreed to blacklist the Hollywood 10, who were jailed a day earlier for contempt of Congress for failing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee.

    On Nov. 25, 1963, the body of slain President John F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

    (NY Times

    1980 – Sugar Ray Leonard took back his title (history.com

    • Rick November 26, 2015 at 03:22 #

      Thanks. Those are some awesome facts that you found. Thanks for the information.

  6. Bantering Ram November 26, 2015 at 13:11 #

    Belated birthday wishes, Rick!

    • Rick November 26, 2015 at 17:50 #

      Thank you very much

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