1869 – The Victorian Aboriginal Protection Act was enacted in Australia on the 11th November 1869, giving the government control of indigenous people’s wages, employment, living places, and their children, which effectively lead to the Stolen Generations.
1916 – Pérez Prado the Cuban singer, pianist, composer and bandleader was born on the 11th November 1916 (died 1989 aged 72). Pérez Prado is often referred to as the King of the Mambo. YouTube video: Perez Prado ~ Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White aka Cereza Rosa (1955) instrumental version with orchestra featuring trumpeter Billy Regis, reached No.1 on the Billboard charts…
1926 ~ SAM HASKiNS the British photographer, was born in South Africa on the 11th November 1926. He started his photographic career in Johannesburg, South Africa and in 1968 moved to London. Sam Haskins is best known for his contribution to nude photography, in-camera image montage. His most influential photography books were Cowboy Kate (1965) and Haskins Posters (1973). He died at the age of 83, at home in Bowral, Australia on the 26th November 2009.
1962 – Demi Moore the American actress, director, and producer was born on the 11th November 1962.
1964 – Calista Flockhart the American actress was born on the 11th November 1964.
1974 – Leonardo DiCaprio the American actor and producer was born on the 11th November 1974.
1981 ~ Hamish Blake the Gold Logie Award winning Australian comedian, actor, and author from Melbourne was born on the 11th November 1981. Since 2003, Hamish has worked live on television and radio with Andy Lee as part of the comedy duo Hamish and Andy. Visit Hamish @ www.HamishAndAndy.com
Today in History for November 11th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…