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Notable Birthdays for November 30

Those born on this date include:

- Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio in 1508
- Irish satirist Jonathan Swift in 1667
- Novelist Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) in 1835
- Film director Gordon Parks in 1912
- British statesman Winston Churchill in 1874
- Actors Efrem Zimbalist Jr. in 1918 (age 94) and Virginia Mayo in 1920
- Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress, and comedian Allan Sherman, both in 1924
- Actors Richard Crenna in 1926 and Robert Guillaume in 1927 (age 85)
- Producer/TV music show host Dick Clark in 1929
- Watergate figure G. Gordon Liddy in 1930 (age 82)
- 1960s radical Abbie Hoffman in 1936
- Filmmaker Ridley Scott in 1937 (age 75)
- Playwright David Mamet in 1947 (age 64)
- Singer/actor Mandy Patinkin in 1952 (age 60)
- Singer June Pointer in 1953 (age 50)
- Rock singer Billy Idol in 1955 (age 57)
- Historian Michael Beschloss in 1955 (age 57)
- Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson in 1962 (age 50)
- Actor Ben Stiller in 1965 (age 47)
- And singer Clay Aiken in 1978 (age 34).

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