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Born This Day: Nov. 22

1643 Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, explorer in North America (Rouen, France; died 1687)
1819 George Eliot, novelist (Warwickshire, England; died 1880)
1868 John Nance Garner, 32nd vice president of the United States (Red River County, TX; died 1967)
1869 André Gide, writer (Paris, France; died 1951)
1883 José Clemente Orozco, muralist (Zapotlán del Rey, Jalisco State, Mexico; died 1949)
1890 Charles de Gaulle, French president and general (Lille, France; died 1970)
1899 Hoagy Carmichael, songwriter (Bloomington, IN; died 1981)
1913 Benjamin Britten, composer (Suffolk, England; died 1976)
1921 Rodney Dangerfield, comedian (Babylon, NY; died 2004)
1932 Robert Vaughn, actor (New York, NY)
1940 Terry Gilliam, director (Minneapolis, MN)
1941 Tom Conti, actor (Paisley, Scotland)
1943 Billie Jean King, champion tennis player (Long Beach, CA)
1958 Jamie Lee Curtis, actress (Los Angeles, CA)
1967 Boris Becker, champion tennis player (Leimen, Germany)


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