King George II "Mad, is he? Then I hope he will bite some of my other generals."

King George II
(11/09/1683 – 10/25/1760)
German king of England , on reports that General Wolfe was a madman
Ivan Turgenev "Whatever man prays for, he prays for a miracle. Every prayer reduces itself to this—Great God, grant that twice two be not four."

Ivan Turgenev
(11/09/1818 – 09/03/1883)
Russian writer
King Edward VII "You can tell when you have crossed the frontier into Germany because of the badness of the coffee."

King Edward VII
(11/09/1841 – 05/06/1910)
English royalty (son of Queen Victoria)
Marie Dressler "Fate cast me to play the role of an ugly duckling with no promise of swanning. I have played my life as a comedy rather than the tragedy many would have made of it."

Marie Dressler
(11/09/1868 – 07/28/1934)
Canadian-US actor
Isaiah Edwin Leopold Man: "This is Ed Wynn, who's not such a fool as he looks."
Ed Wynn: "That's right. That's the great difference between me and my friend here."
(11/09/1886 – 06/19/1966)
US actor (father of Keenan Wynn)
Amabel Ethelreid Normand "Of course there will always be slapstick work. That brand of humor is still popular on the stage, with some people, and there will always be more or less of a demand for this kind of fun."

Mabel Normand
(11/09/1892 – 02/23/1930)
US actor
Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler "Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid."

Hedy Lamarr
(11/09/1914 – 01/19/2000)
Austrian actor and inventor
Guillaume Apollinaire "Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."

Guillaume Apollinaire
(08/26/1880 – 11/09/1918)
French writer
Spiro T. Agnew "I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort."

Spiro T. Agnew
(11/09/1918 – 09/17/1996)
US Vice President (39)
"This is no time to pull the rug out in the middle of the stream." *

Silvio Conte
(11/09/1921 – 02/08/1991)
US Representative (MA)
Dorothy Dandridge "If I were white, I could capture the world."

Dorothy Dandridge
(11/09/1922 – 09/08/1965)
US actor
Anne Sexton "In a dream you are never eighty."

Anne Sexton
(11/09/1928 – 10/04/1974)
US writer
"The sheepskin conferred on a student by a college hardly compensates for the human hide that will be knocked off him later in the school of experience." *

Charlie Jones
(11/09/1930 – 06/12/2008)
US sportscaster
Carl Sagan "It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English—up to fifty words used in correct context—no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese."

Dr. Carl Sagan
(11/09/1934 – 12/20/1996)
US scientist, writer
Pack Robert Gibson "Why do I have to be an example for your kid? You be an example for your own kid."

Bob Gibson
(11/09/1935 – 10/02/2020)
US baseball player
James Ramsay MacDonald "In youth one believes in democracy, later on, one has to accept it."

Ramsay MacDonald
(10/12/1866 – 11/09/1937)
English Prime Minister (39)
Arthur Neville Chamberlain "Whatever the reason—whether Hitler thought he might get away with what he had got without fighting for it, or whether it was that after all the preparations were not sufficiently complete—however, one thing is certain, he missed the bus."

Neville Chamberlain
(03/18/1869 – 11/09/1940)
English PM (40)
Dylan Marials Thomas "Someone's boring me. I think it's me."

Dylan Thomas
(10/27/1914 – 11/09/1953)
Welsh writer , was engaged to Pamela Hansford Johnson
Dorothy Canfield Fisher "A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary."

Dorothy Canfield Fisher
(02/17/1879 – 11/09/1958)
US writer
Antonio Porchia "Certainties are arrived at only on foot."

Antonio Porchia
(11/13/1885 – 11/09/1968)
Italian writer (died near his birthday)
Charles de Gaulle "You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination."

Charles de Gaulle
(11/22/1890 – 11/09/1970)
French president
John Mitchell "The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire."

John Mitchell
(09/15/1913 – 11/09/1988)
US Secretary of State (was married to Martha Mitchell)
Ivo Livi "Answers make you wise, but questions make you human."

Yves Montand
(10/13/1921 – 11/09/1991)
Italian-French singer, actor (was married to Simone Signoret)
Arthur William Matthew Carney "You're looking at an actor whose price has just doubled."

Art Carney
(11/04/1918 – 11/09/2003)
US actor (died near his birthday) , on winning an Oscar
"They gave you a book of checks. They didn't ask for any deposits." *

Joseph Daniel Early
(01/31/1933 – 11/09/2012)
US Rep (MA) , on bouncing checks and the House banking scandal