Born: 27 November 1986 (Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh)
Bio: Suresh Raina is the middle order batsman and off-spin bowler in the Indian Cricket Team and has several records to his name.
- He is the first Indian player to score a century in all forms of international cricket.
- Because of his outstanding play in under -19 World cup he earned Border-Gavaskar scholarship to train at the Australian Cricket Academy.
- He is the only Indian to hit a century in both international T20 (May 2nd, 2010) and IPL (May 2nd, 2013).
- Kishore Kumar and Mohit Chahan are his favourite singers.
- His favourite food item is ‘Tunda ke Kabab’.
Born: 27 November 1940 (Chinatown, San Francisco)
Bio: Bruce Lee was the world’s most popular martial artist, actor and film maker. He was the person behind bringing Kung Fu to Hollywood.
- In his last film ‘Game of Death’ real footage of his funeral and his corpse were used.
- Chuck Norris was one of Bruce Lee’s students and closest friends.
- He was just too fast for the cameras and the shots had to be filmed in slow motion to really capture his fight actions.
- While shooting for a movie once he almost accidentally injured Jackie Chan badly.
- He survived a deadly spinal injury.
- He was fast enough to be able to snatch a coin from a person’s palm and place another before the person could close his palm.
- In 1962, Bruce lee knocked out his opponent in a fight with 15 punches and a kick within only 11 seconds.
- He was Hong Kong’s Cha –Cha Dance Champion and won a championship in 1958.
- He was a big Muhammad Ali fan and used watch all Ali fights and films religiously.
- He could catch a rice grain thrown in air with chopsticks.
- He first acted in an American film when he was 1 year old.
- He was a secret and a good poet too.
- He popularized the use of focus glove in America.
- He could punch holes in steel soda cans with his fingers
- He used to do pushups only using his thumb and index finger of one hand.
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Born: 27 November 1907 (Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh)
Bio: Harivansh rai Bachchan was a reputed Hindi Poet who largely contributed to Hindi Literature by his great works including ‘Madhushala’ and ‘Agneepath’.
- He used to consider his son Amitabh Bachchan, the Bollywood veteran, as his greatest poetry.
- Once when Amitabh was down with measles and missed an important theatre performance, he went to the hospital to see him, slept next to Amitabh and tried to console him by saying ‘Man ka ho toh achha hai, na ho to aur bhi zyada achha hai’.
- He wrote a famous book ‘Madhushala’ (which literally means a bar selling alcoholic drinks) when he had never touched alcohol in his life.
- His real name was Harivansh Rai Shrivastav and ‘Bachchan’ which means kid literally was the name he was called at home, which he later started using as his last name.
- He was a part of the independence movement and also served at All India Radio, Allahabad for some time as Producer.
- His last poem was ‘Ek November 1984’ which was based on Indira Gandhi’s assassination.
- He had got a doctorate in English Language from Cambridge University.
- The song ‘Rang Barse’ used in the hindi movie ‘ Silsila’ was his creation.
- He translated several of Shakespeare’s works in Hindi like ‘Hamlet’, ‘Othello’, ‘Macbeth’, and ‘King Lear’.
- He often used to introduce himself as “Mitthi ka tan, masti ka man, kshan-bhar jivan – mera parichay. (A body of clay, a mind full of play, a moment’s life – that is me).”
Born: 27 November 1701 (Uppsala, Sweden)
Bio: He was a renowned Swedish astronomer who proposed the Celsius temperature scale.
- He was the person who suggested the new method of evaluating the distance between the sun and the earth.
- He also founded the Uppsala Astronomical Observatory in 1741.
- The original Celsius scale read 0 degrees as the boiling point of water and 100 degrees as the freezing point of water. The scale was later reversed for more convenient measurements.
- The original name that he had given his temperature scale was ‘Centigrade’ meaning hundred steps.
- He was the first scientist to try and measure the intensity of light coming through stars with a tool other than human eye (colored glass plates).