1895 - At the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies.
1924 - In New York City the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
2001 - A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
1907 - L. Sprague de Camp, American writer (d. 2000)
1940 - Bruce Lee, American actor and martial artist (d. 1973)
1942 - Jimi Hendrix, American singer, guitarist and songwriter (d. 1970)
8 BC - Horace, Roman poet and satirist (b. 65 BC)
1852 - Ada Lovelace, British mathematician (b. 1815)
1895 - Alexandre Dumas fils, French author (b. 1824)