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Notable Birthdays for November 22

Those born on this date include:

- Abigail Adams, wife of U.S. President John Adams, in 1744
- English novelist George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) in 1819
- Nobel Peace Prize laureate Paul-Henri-Benjamin d'Estournelles in 1852
- French statesman and military leader Charles de Gaulle in 1890
- Wiley Post, the first pilot to fly solo around the world, in 1898
- Composers Hoagy Carmichael in 1899 and Benjamin Britten in 1913
- Comedian Rodney Dangerfield in 1921
- Actors Geraldine Page in 1924, Robert Vaughn in 1932 (age 80) and Tom Conti in 1941 (age 71)
- Writer/director and Monty Python alum Terry Gilliam in 1940 (age 72)
- Musician Jesse Colin Young in 1941 (age 71)
- Guion S. Bluford, Jr., the first African-American astronaut in space, in 1942 (age 70)
- Tennis legend Billie Jean King in 1943 (age 69)
- Actors Richard Kind in 1956 (age 56), Jamie Lee Curtis in 1958 (age 54), Mariel Hemingway in 1961 (age 51) and Mark Ruffalo in 1967 (age 45)
- Tennis player Boris Becker in 1967 (age 45)
- And actor Scarlett Johansson in 1984 (age 28).

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