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Notable Birthdays for November 18

Those born on this date include:

- French philosopher and writer Pierre Bayle in 1647
- German composer Carl von Weber and English composer Henry Bishop (Home Sweet Home), both in 1786
- French physicist Louis Daguerre, inventor of daguerreotype photography, in 1787
- English playwright W.S. Gilbert, libretto writer for the comic operas of composer Arthur Sullivan, in 1836
- Polish composer Ignacy Paderewski in 1860
- Journalist Dorothy Dix in 1861
- Conductor Eugene Ormandy in 1899
- Pollster George Gallup in 1901
- Comedic actor Imogene Coca in 1908
- Songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1909
- Astronaut Alan Shepard, the first American in space, in 1923
- Actors Brenda Vaccaro in 1939 (age 73), David Hemmings in 1941, Linda Evans in 1942 (age 70), Jameson Parker in 1947 (age 65), Kevin Nealon in 1953 (age 59) and Elizabeth Perkins in 1960 (age 52)
- Writer Alan Dean Foster in 1946 (age 66)
- Football Hall of Fame member Jack Tatum in 1948 (age 64)
- Actor Owen Wilson in 1968 (age 44)
- Television news commentator Megyn Kelly in 1970 (age 42).

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