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11/16/2019




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>>  Noted Birthdays on Saturday, November 16  <<


King David Kalakaua
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1836 – David Kalakaua of Hawaii, Hawaiian king (d.1891)
1880 – Thomas H. Ince, actor, director, producer (d.1924)
1896 – Jim Jordan, Peoria, Illinois, radio comedian, Fibber McGee (d.1988)
1897 – Halliwell Hobbes, Stratford-on-Avon, England, actor, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (d.1962)
1907 – Burgess Meredith, actor, singer, director, producer, screenwriter, Mr Novak, Penguin – Batman, Rocky (d.1997)
1912 – George O. Petrie, actor, director (d.1997)
1912 – W. E. D. Ross, Canadian actor, playwright, author (d.1995)
1913 – Ellen Albertini Dow, actress (d.2015)
1916 – Harold Baigent, New Zealand actor, director (d.1996)

Burgess Meredith
c. 1938
1916 – Daws Butler, born in Toledo, Ohio, animation voice, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound (d.1988)
1922 – Royal Dano, New York City, actor, Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II (d.1994)
1922 – Gene Amdahl, born in Flandreau, South Dakota, computer scientist, designed IBM mainframe (d.2015)
1927 – Barbara Payton, Cloquet, Minnesota, actress, Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde (d.1967, Heart and liver failure)
1928 – Clu Gulager, Holdenville, Oklahoma, actor, Virginian, Survivors, Tall Man
1933 – Guy Stockwell, New York City, actor, Chris – Adventures in Paradise (d.2002)
1933 – Garnett Mimms, born in Ashland, West Virginia, singer, songwriter, record producer, worked with Bert Berns, Jimi Hendrix, recorded on MGM, Verve Records, funk, rhythm and blues music
1936 – Winfred "Blue" Lovett, U.S. singer, Manhattans – One Life to Live (d.2014)
1938 – Toni Brown, U.S. guitarist, singer, keyboardist, Joy of Cooking

Daws Butler
c. 1976
1941 – Dan Penn [Wallace Daniel Pennington], singer, songwriter, producer
1942 – Joanna Pettet, English-Canadian actress, Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent
1942 – Donna McKechnie, Pontiac, Michigan, actress/dancer, Company
1944 – Jay Hammer [Charles], actor, Fletcher Reade – Guiding Light
1945 – Teenie Hodges [Mabon Lewis Hodges], guitarist, songwriter, Hi Rhythm Section (d.2014)
1945 – Steve Railsback, actor, Blue Monkey, Green Monkey, Escape 2000
1946 – Colin Burgess, Australian drummer, songwriter, The Masters Apprentices, AC/DC, His Majesty
1946 – Barbara Leigh [Barbara Ann Kish], Ringgold, Georgia, actress, Vampirella
1948 – Chi Coltrane, singer, songwriter, pianist

Dwight Gooden
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1950 – David Wilson-Johnson, English actor, singer
1950 – David Leisure, actor, Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley – Empty Nest
1951 – Miguel Sandoval, actor, director
1952 – Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer, created Mario and The Legend of Zelda
1953 – Griff Rhys Jones, British humorist, actor, Morons From Outer Space
1954 – Luis Conte, Cuban drummer, Jaguares and Pat Metheny Group)
1955 – Jun Kunimura, Japanese actor
1957 – Jacques Gamblin, French actor
1957 – Frank Milton "Pete" Higgins II, VP, Microsoft Desktop)

Lisa Bonet
c. 1987
1958 – Harry Rushakoff, rocker, Concrete Blonde
1958 – Marg Helgenberger, North Bend, Nebraska, actress, China Beach
1962 – Gary Manny "Mani" Mounfield, English bass player, The Stone Roses, Primal Scream, Freebass
1963 – Steve Argüelles, English drummer, producer, Loose Tubes, Human Chain
1964 – Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Italian-French actress, director, screenwriter
1964 – Diana Krall, Canadian singer, songwriter, pianist
1964 – Dwight Gooden, born in Tampa, Florida, pitcher, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Mets–HOF
1964 – Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Turin, Italy, actress, Normal People
1965 – Mark Benton, English actor

Missi Pyle
c. 2016
1966 – Joey Cape, singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Lagwagon, Bad Astronaut, The Playing Favorites, Scorpios
1966 – Dave Kushner, guitarist, Velvet Revolver, Electric Love Hogs, Loaded, DKFXP
1966 – Christian Lorenz, German keyboard player, Rammstein, Feeling B
1966 – Dean McDermott, Canadian-American actor, producer
1966 – Tammy Lauren [Tammy Lauren Vasquez], born in San Diego, California, actress, Alexandra Amberson – Wishmaster, Angie, Out of the Blue
1966 – Tricia Cast, Medford, New York, actress, Amanda – Bad News Bear, Nina Webster – The Young and the Restless
1967 – Lisa Bonet, born in San Francisco, California, actress, Denise Huxtable – The Cosby Show, Different World, Angel Heart
1968 – Suzi Simpson, born in Athens, Greece, Playmate January 1992
1969 – Bryan Abrams, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, singer, Color Me Badd – I Want to Sex You Up
1970 – Logan Mader [Logan Conrad Mader], Canadian-American guitarist, producer, Machine Head, Soulfly
1970 – Martha Plimpton, New York City, actress, Goonies, Mosquito Coast
1972 – Missi Pyle, actress, singer, Smith & Pyle, Laliari – Galaxy Quest
1974 – Brooke Elliott, actress, singer

*** Vet completed October 21, 2017. (Dated, edited, and corrected) - Sized Oct. 31
(All Conceived Around February 23)

>>  Noted Events On Saturday, November 16  <<

2019 – NOTE: – "Not All Verified": If no hyperlink, event not verified or vetted. [1] Could not corroborate date, may be conflicting data on multiple sites, or exact date could not be verified. Hyperlinks are generally verification of year, month, date, and event. [bh] Brainy History, not vetted elsewhere, take their word for it at this time. Error 403 links corrected when found.
2015 – Largest diamond discovered in more than a century - 1,111 carat stone found in the Karowe mine, Botswana
2014 – Chocolate manufacturers state that a cocoa-pod fungus and dry weather in cocoa-growing regions has created a shortage of cocoa that may increase in the future; world chocolate demand already exceeds production capacity [bh]
2013 – On the first day of its release, Sony's PlayStation 4 sells 1 million units in the U.S. and Canada; the PS4 launches in Europe November 29th, and Japan February 22, 2014
2012 – Hostess Brands reveals its plan to file for bankruptcy and liquidate its assets, claiming contract disputes from the bakery's union worker strike crippled its operations; about 18,500 workers will be laid off
2012 – The U.S. House of Representatives votes to end the Jackson-Vanik amendment from 1974, which was intended to effect U.S. trade relations with Communist countries
2012 – 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' grosses $500 million in 24 hours to become the biggest entertainment launch of all time
2010 – In the U.S., Senators from the Republican Party adopt a bill to ban earmarks, a process of setting aside money in bills for specific purposes specified by legislators [bh]
2010 – Longtime U.S. Democrat Representative Charlie Rangel is found guilty of multiple violations of House rules, including failure to pay taxes [1]
2010 – In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place
2000 – Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War
1998 – Monica Lewinsky signs a deal for the North American rights to a book about her affair with U.S. President Clinton
1974 – The Arecibo message is broadcast from the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico. It was aimed at the current location of the globular star cluster Messier 13 some 25,000 light years away. The message will reach empty space by the time it finally arrives since the cluster will have changed position
1973 – U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline
1969 – Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar and indecent language in Tampa, Florida
1965 – Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, abandoned on Disneys' death, resurrected in the 1970s
1961 – U.S. President JFK decides to increase military aid to South Vietnam without committing U.S. combat troops
1957 – Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Philadelphia 111-89 [bh]
1955 – Johnny Cash made his first chart appearance with "Cry! Cry! Cry!"
1943 – World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway
1940 – Holocaust: In occupied Poland, the Nazis close off the Warsaw Ghetto from the outside world
1940 – New York City's "Mad Bomber" George Metesky places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison
1939 – Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail
1938 – LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland
1933 – Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with USSR [1]
1920 – First postage stamp meter is set in Stamford, Connecticut
1915 – Coca-Cola had its prototype for a countoured bottle patented. The bottle made its commercial debut the next year
1914 – The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens
1907 – Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state
1904 – English engineer John Ambrose Fleming receives a patent for the thermionic valve (vacuum tube)
1901 – 3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds
1875 – William Bonwill, patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities [bh]
1871 – National Rifle Association organized in New York City
1864 – American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea: General William Tecumseh Sherman begins burning Atlanta, Georgia to the ground in preparation for his march south
1855 – David Livingstone becomes the first European to see the Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe
1824 – New York City's Fifth Avenue opens for business [bh]
1822 – American Old West: Missouri trader William Becknell arrives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, over a route that became known as the Santa Fe Trail
1811 – Earthquake in Missouri caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards (Dec. 16)
1801 – First edition of New York Evening Post
1776 – First gun salute for an American warship in a foreign port - U.S. Andrew Doria at Fort St Eustatius (Dutch Caribbean island)


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