Mary Tudor "When I am dead and opened, you shall find Calais lying in my head."

Queen Mary
(02/18/1516 – 11/17/1558)
English royalty (same dates as Audre Lourde) , during her final illness, referring to England's loss of Calais to France.
Sophia Augusta Fredericka "A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache."

Catherine the Great
(05/02/1729 – 11/17/1796)
Russian leader
"Our own theological Church, as we know, has scorned and vilified the body till it has seemed almost a reproach and a shame to have one, yet at the same time has credited it with power to drag the soul to perdition."

Eliza Wood Burhans Farnham
(11/17/1815 – 12/15/1864)
US social reformer
"As God once said, and I think rightly..."

Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery
(11/17/1887 – 03/24/1976)
English military
Eugene Paul Wigner "It is nice to know that the computer understands the problem. But I would like to understand it too."

Eugene Wigner
(11/17/1902 – 01/01/1995)
Hungarian-US physicist
Auguste Rodin's Thinker "To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature."

Auguste Rodin
(11/12/1840 – 11/17/1917)
French sculptor (died near his birthday)
Roy Harold Scherer Jr. "Why don't you put that in the headline: 'He Only Did Three With Doris!' Set a lot of people straight."

Rock Hudson
(11/17/1925 – 10/02/1985)
US actor
Peter Cook "If you ever want to hear a boring conversation, why, pop down the mine. There it'll be!"

Peter Cook
(11/17/1937 – 01/09/1995)
English comic, actor (Beyond the Fringe)
Eric Gill "Science is analytical, descriptive, informative. Man does not live by bread alone, but by science he attempts to do so. Hence the deadliness of all that is purely scientific."

Eric Gill
(02/22/1882 – 11/17/1940)
English artist
"Anything with a ball, no good."

Martin Scorsese
(11/17/1942 – )
Italian-US director (was married to Isabella Rosellini) , on sports
Mary Laurence Hutton "I bit a lot more bugs than bit me."

Lauren Hutton
(11/17/1943 – )
US model, actor , on eating termites with her pygmy friends in Africa
Lorne David Lipowitz "I donít tweet for a very simple reason, which is that I drink."

Lorne Michaels
(11/17/1944 – )
Canadian TV producer (SNL, Kids in the Hall)
"If you have to talk about fashion, then you are not in it." *

Michaele Vollbracht
(11/17/1947 – 06/07/2018)
US designer
Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu "What is he—eleven? thirteen? I could play his nanny."

Sophie Marceau
(11/17/1966 – )
French actor , on Leonardo DiCaprio
Leslie Bibb "I hate being a blonde."

Leslie Bibb
(11/17/1974 – )
US actor
Rachel McAdams "I wanted to be a secretary, I love paper clips and staplers."

Rachel McAdams
(11/17/1978 – )
US actor
"A dead atheist is someone who's all dressed up with no place to go." *

James Duffecy
(10/03/1912 – 11/17/1983)
Australian evangelist of typically limited vision
Lily Shiel "No one has a closest friend in Hollywood."

Sheilah Graham
(09/15/1904 – 11/17/1988)
English writer (LTR with F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Audre Lourde "If I waited to be right before I spoke, I would be sending little cryptic messages on the Ouija board, complaints from the other side."

Audre Lourde
(02/18/1934 – 11/17/1992)
US writer (same dates as Queen Mary)
Aubrey Solomon Meir Eban "A statesman who keeps his ear permanently glued to the ground will have neither elegance of posture nor flexibility of movement."

Abba Eban
(02/02/1915 – 11/17/2002)
S. Africa-born Israeli diplomat
Don Gibson "I consider myself a songwriter who sings rather than a singer who writes songs."

Don Gibson
(04/03/1928 – 11/17/2003)
US songwriter ("Oh Lonesome Me")
Coral Edith Brown "But of course it's different now, the blues is no longer blues, it's green now."

Ruth Brown
(01/12/1928 – 11/17/2006)
US singer
"You're like a beautiful chandelier. I'd like to be around when you get lit up."

Irving Brecher
(01/17/1914 – 11/17/2008)
US screenwriter
Doris May Tayler "Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases think for yourself."

Doris Lessing
(10/22/1919 – 11/17/2013)
Persia-born English writer