#506 Joni Mitchell / Michael Byrne – 07 November 1943

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson; November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, singer songwriter, and painter. In March 1970 Clouds won Joni Mitchell her first Grammy Award for Best Folk Performance. Her third album, Ladies of the Canyon included her own version of “Woodstock” and the environmental anthem “Big Yellow Taxi”, with its now-famous line, “they paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” She has received eight Grammy Awards during her career, the most recent in 2008. She received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002, with the citation describing her as “one of the most important female recording artists of the rock era”.

Michael Byrne

Michael Byrne (born 7 November 1943) is an English actor noted for his roles on film and television. His film credits include: The Eagle Has LandedA Bridge Too FarIndiana Jones and the Last CrusadeBraveheart, Tomorrow Never DiesGangs of New YorkHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. TV credits include: Z-CarsSecret ArmyTales of the UnexpectedThe ProfessionalsSmiley’s PeopleYes, Prime MinisterBetween The LinesSharpe; and Waking the Dead. He starred in Coronation Street, as Gail Platt’s long lost father.


Also born on this day :
Silvia Cartwright PCNZM , DBE , QSO , DStJ was the 18th Governor-General of New Zealand.
Boris Gromov is a prominent Russian military and political figure.
Eric Priest, FRSE , FRS , holds the Gregory Chair of Mathematics and is a Bishop Wardlaw Professor at St Andrews University.
Nasirdin Isanov served as the first Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan
Ken Foggo is a former football player.
Vladimír Hagara is a former Slovak football player.
Kang Bong-Chil is a North Korea n football defender who played for North Korea in the 1966 FIFA World Cup
Stephen Greenblatt is a literary critic , theorist and scholar.
Michael Spence is an American economist and recipient of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
Judith Forst, OC , OBC (born November 7, 1943) is a Canadian mezzo-soprano .
Harold See is a legal scholar and was an Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court
Bert Rürup is a German economist and former chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts

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