The members of Khmer Rouge’s Communists Party of Cambodia referred to the party as this.

  • The Organization
  • The Party
  • The Reds
  • The Underground

Today in History: Born on November 18

1789

Louis Jacques Daguerre, French painter, physicist and photography pioneer.

1810

Asa Gray, botanist (Gray's Manual).

1836

William S. Gilbert, English playwright and humorist, one half of Gilbert & Sullivan.

1870

Dorthea Dix, pseudonym for Elizabeth Gilman, who wrote syndicated advice.

1874

Clarence Day, American writer (Life with Father).

1899

Eugene Ormandy, orchestra conductor.

1900

Dr. Howard Thurman, theologian and first African American to hold a full-time position at Boston University.

1901

George Horatio Gallup, American journalist and statistician.

1909

Johnny Mercer, songwriter.

1923

Alan Shepard, first American astronaut in space.

1939

Margaret Atwood, Canadian writer (The Edible Woman, The Handmaid's Tale).

1950

Graham Parker, lead singer of the British rock band Graham Parker and the Rumour.

1950

Alan Moore, writer best known for his ground-breaking work in comic books / graphic novels (Watchmen, V for Vendetta).

1956

Warren Moon, quarterback in Canadian and US pro football teams; his numerous passing records include most passing yardage in pro football (surpassed by Damon Allen, Sept. 4, 2006).

1974

Chloe Sevigny, American actress, model and fashion designer noted for her eclectic fashion sense.