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Notable Birthdays for November 20

Those born on this date include:

- Botanist John Merle Coulter in 1851
- Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, first commissioner of baseball, in 1866
- Norman Thomas, six times the Socialist Party candidate for U.S. president, in 1884
- Astronomer Edwin Hubble in 1889
- Dick Tracy creator Chester Gould in 1900
- TV commentator Alistair Cooke in 1908
- Singer/actor Judy Canova in 1916
- Politician Robert Byrd in 1917
- U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y., in 1925
- Actors Kaye Ballard in 1925 (age 87) and Estelle Parsons in 1927 (age 85)
- Actor/TV game show host Richard Dawson in 1932
- Musician and comedian Dick Smothers of the Smothers Brothers team, in 1939 (age 73)
- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in 1942 (age 70)
- Rock musicians Duane Allman in 1946 and Joe Walsh in 1947 (age 65)
- Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton in 1948 (age 64)
- And actors Veronica Hamel in 1943 (age 69), Richard Masur in 1948 (age 64), Bo Derek in 1956 (age 56), Sean Young in 1959 (age 53) and Ming-Na in 1963 (age 49).

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