Born this dayCardinal Francesco Maria de Medici, (1660 – 1711) Italy.
Roland Barthes ( 1915 – 1980 ) French.
Literary Critic, Philosopher
Bob Crewe (1931 – ) US.
Cristina Peri Rossi (1941 – ) Uruguayan / Spanish.
Author, Poet, Journalist
Stan Rosenberg (1949 – ) US.
Les McKeown (1955 – ) UK.
Eric Marcus (1958 – ) US
Megan Mullaly (1958 – ) US
Singer, Actress, Presenter
Alan Davey (1960 – ) UK.
Chief Executive of the Arts Council
Cristina E Martinez (1961 – ) US.
Christopher Cabaldon (1965 – ) US.
Kathleen Hanna (1968 – ) US.
Musician / Singer
Paul Magrs ( 1969 – ) UK.
Craig Parker ( 1970 – ) New Zealand.
Tevin Campbell ( 1976 – ) US.
Andrew Kinlochan (1978 – ) UK.
Singer,Reality TV [Popstars: The Rivals]
Ricky Sinz (1980 – ) US.
Porn , Mixed Martial Arts, Soldier
Died this day
F Holland Day (1864 - 1933) US
Patrick Cowley (1950 - 1982) US.
David Oliver (1962 - 1992 ) US.
Johannes Kerkorrel (1960 - 2002 ) South African.
Singer / Journalist
Sodomy laws in history, November 12
1875 — Washington Territory enacts a vagrancy law covering "disorderly persons." Since there is no sodomy law in the territory, this is the only law that can cover acts of sodomy.
1947 — A New York appellate court overturns the sodomy conviction of a "man of education and culture" accused by a mentally retarded vagrant, thus showing class bias.
1952 — A California appellate court upholds the oral copulation conviction of two men caught in a car and seen by police looking in with a flashlight.
1973 — The District of Columbia Court of Appeals overturns the solicitation conviction of a man because of gross misconduct by the trial judge.