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Famous Australian November Birthdays

NOVEMBER 1 to 15     NOVEMBER 16 to 30

Were you or someone you know born in November? You'll find below some notable Australian politicians, a heart surgeon, actors, musicians, athletes and even a Golden Guitar winner that have November birthdays.

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JAN   1-15   16-31 APR   1-15   16-30 JULY   1-15   16-31 OCT   1-15   16-31
FEB   1-15   16-29 MAY   1-15   16-31 AUG   1-15   16-31 NOV   1-15   16-30
MAR   1-15   16-31 JUNE   1-15   16-31 SEPT   1-15   16-30 DEC   1-15   16-31
Birth Death Born in November A little bit about them . . .
01 Nov 1903 -1963 Edward "Carji" Greeves Australian rules footballer, 1st person awarded the Brownlow Medal (1924), inducted into Australian Football Hall of Fame (1996)
01 Nov 1945   John Williamson Australian singer, songwriter (Old Man Emu, True Blue, Australia Calling, Mallee Boy), over 20 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards (Country Music Awards of Australia), ARIA Hall of Fame (2010), over 2 million albums sold in Australia alone
01 Nov 1967   Tina Arena
Filippina Lydia Arena
Australian singer, songwriter, ARIA Awards (1995, 1996, 2000), Young Australian of the Year (1995)began as 7 year old on Young Talent Time, album Don't Ask sold over 2 million copies
01 Nov 1972   Toni Collette Australian actress (A Country Practice, Spotswood, Muriel's Wedding, Diana & Me, The Boys, The Sixth Sense, United States of Tara), Golden Globe Award (2010) Emmy Award (2009)
01 Nov 1978   Benjamin Roberts-Smith Australian soldier, awarded Victoria Cross for Australia for operations in Afghanistan 11 June 2010, served in East Timor, Iraq, Afghanistan operations, member Special Operations Task Group, awarded Medal for Gallentry, portrait appears on Australian postage stamp in 2015 Australian Legends series, named Australian Father of the Year 2013
02 Nov 1946   Alan Jones Australian auto racer, winner Can-Am Challenge Cup (1978), winner World Drivers' Championship (1980), winner Australian GT Championship (1982)
02 Nov 1951   Lindy Morrison Australian indie rock musician, drummer in the Go Betweens (1980-89), The Rainy Season (2007-present), helps direct intellectually disabled musicians in the Junction House Band
03 Nov 1920 -1993 Oodgeroo Noonuccal
Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska Pen Name: Kath Walker
Aboriginal-Australian poet (Rainbow Serpent, Stradbroke Dreamtime, Are We Going), political activist, artist, educator, first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse, established the Noonuccal-Nughie Education and Cultural Centre providing education for over 20,000 children of all ethnicities.
03 Nov 1966   Joe Hachem Lebanese-Australian poker player, first Australian to win main event at World Series of Poker (2005) earning him a record $7.5 million
03 Nov 1987   Gemma Louise Ward Australian model, actress (Pirates of Caribbean On Stranger Tides, Black Balloon), Australian Fashion Week debut 2003 (age 15), youngest model to appear in American Vogue (age 16), first model ever on cover Teen Vogue (age 18)
03 Nov 1988   Angus McLaren Australian actor (Packed to the Rafters, H20: Just Add Water, Neighbours, Saddle Club, All Saints, Blue Heelers, Something in the Air)
04 Nov 1840 -1887 William Robert Giblin Australian politician, Premier of Tasmania (1878-84), a judge in the Supreme Court of Tasmania (1885)
04 Nov 1957   Tony Abbott
Anthony John Abbott
28th Prime Minister of Australia (2013 - 2015) Australian Liberal Party, Member of the Australian Parliament for Warringah, studied for the Catholic priesthood at St Patrick's Seminary Manly (1983)
04 Nov 1975   Curtis Stone Australian chef, television personality (Surfing the Menu, My Restaurant Rules, Take Home Chef, Top Chef Masters, Celebrity Apprentice 3, Coles TV ads) one of 2006 People magazine's sexiest men alive
05 Nov 1873 -1935 Edwin "Teddy" Flack Australian athlete, Australia's first Olympian and our only representative in 1896, double Olympic gold medallist for 800 metres and 1500 meters running events (1896), 45 cent Australian postage stamp in his honour (1996), inducted into Australian Sports and Athletics Hall of Fame (1985)
05 Nov 1931   Geoffrey Curgenven Bolton Australian historian, author of 13 books, Chancellor of Murdoch University (2002-06), Professor U of Queensland (1998), U of London (1982-85), U of WA (1966), Edith Cowan U in WA, named Western Australia's 2006 Australian of the Year
05 Nov 1985   Kate DeAraugo Australian singer, songwriter, Australian Idol failed auditions in 2003 and 2004, went on to win in 2005, member of Young Divas (2006-07), her album A Place I've Never Been (2005) went Platinum
06 Nov 1884   May Brahe
Mary Hannah Dickson
Australian composer (over half her 500 songs were published), only Australian woman composer to win local and international recognition, her 1927 song Bless This House was recorded by a variety of singers such as Doris Day, Vera Lynn, Perry Como
06 Nov 1976   Jodi Miranda Martin Australian singer, songwriter (Sandcastles, Water and Wood, Twenty One Stairs)
07 Nov 1926 -2010 Joan Sutherland Australian operatic soprano (Met Opera), Luciano Pavarotti called her the "Voice of the Century", Australian of the Year 1961
07 Nov 1972   Melissa Bell Australian actress (Neighbours, E Street, Paradise Beach, Home and Away, Water Rats, Venus Factory, Diamonds)
07 Nov 1972   Mike Goldman Australian media personality (Big Brother, Friday Night Live, Joker Poker), narrator for Meerkat Manor TV series, son of radio host Grant Goldman
07 Nov 1990   Matt Corby Australian singer, songwriter, runner-up Australian Idol 2007
09 Nov 1889 -1962 Snub Pollard
Harold Fraser
Australian actor (Perils of Pauline, Inherit the Wind, Man of a Thousand Faces, Singin' in the Rain, All About Eve, Adam's Rib, Miracle of 34th Street), star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
09 Nov 1941   John Desmond Singleton Australian entrepreneur, majority shareholder Macquarie Radio Network (2CH, 2GB), part owner with Gerry Harvey of the thoroughbred sales Magic Millions, 2009 Australian Advertising Hall of Fame
09 Nov 1976   Laura Csortan Australian model, TV personality (Great Outdoors, Wheel of Fortune), Miss Universe Australia (1997), Miss World Australia (1998)
09 Nov 1984   Delta Goodrem Australian singer, songwriter, actress (Neighbours), Silver Logie 2003 and 2004, a record 7 ARIA Awards (2003), 4 ARIA Awards (2004), 2 ARIA Awards (2005, 2008), album Innocent Eyes was 29 weeks at No 1, same year Delta underwent radiation therapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma (2003)
10 Nov 1985   Ricki Lee Coulter Australian singer (Can't Touch It), media personality (co-host Australian Idol 2008-9, Sydney Nova FM, B105 FM, Fox FM), placed 7th Australian Idol 2004, member original Young Divas (2006-07)
10 Nov 1987   Jessica Tovey Australian actress (Underbelly: Golden Mile, Home and Away)
11 Nov 1962   James Morrison Australian jazz musician (Three Minds, Live in Paris, Postcards From Downunder), performed the opening fanfare at Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, worked with Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie, BB King, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway, Wynton Marsalis, & others
11 Nov 1970   Lee Battersby Australian author of science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction (Tales of Nireym, Carrying the God, Through Soft Air), 2003 Ditmar Award
12 Nov 1960   Tracey Leanne Moffatt Australian photographer, filmmaker, her works are in National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of NSW, Tate (UK), Museum of Contemporary Art (USA)
12 Nov 1973   Radha Mitchell Australian actress (Sugar and Spice, Neighbours, High Art, Pitch Black, Phone Booth, Man on Fire, Finding Neverland, Rogue, Henry Pool Is Here)
13 Nov 1934   Kamahl
Kandiah Kamalesvaran
Australian singer (Elephant Song), Rupert Murdoch mentored him and sponsored his citizenship, helping him to get singing jobs while he was a guest at Pat and Rupert's home for two years, Queen Elizabeth II asked him to give a Royal Command Performance at Commonwealth Games in Brisbane (1982), Australian Father of the Year Award (1998)
13 Nov 1970   Bruce Samazan Australian actor (E Street, Neighbours, Home and Away)
13 Nov 1973   Samantha Linette Riley Aboriginal-Australian swimmer, breaststroke champion, Olympics bronze medal in 1992, bronze medal in 1996, 2 gold medals in 1992
13 Nov 1977   Chanel Cole
Chanel Cole Whalley
Australian singer (Good Times), 5th place Australian Idol 2004
14 Nov 1927   Bart Cummings
James Bartholomew Cummings
Australian racehorse trainer, trained 12 horses that won Melbourne Cup, Sport Australia Hall of Fame (1991), Australian Racing Hall of Fame (2001)
14 Nov 1947   Nat Young
Robert Harold Young
Australian surfer, author (Nat Young's Book of Surfing, History of Surfing, Surf Rage), World Surfing Champion (1966, 1970)
14 Nov 1984   Lisa De Vanna Australian female footballer, member of Australian National Team, WA Sportswoman of the year (2007)
14 Nov 1990 -2008 Jessie Jacobs
Jessica Madison Jacobs
Australian singer, actress (Saddle Club, Fergus McPhail, Holly's Heroes, Worst Best Friends), was killed when she fell onto tracks of an oncoming train

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