Famous Birthdays on 24th December

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3 - Galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)
1167 - John "without a land", King of England (1199-1216)
1389 - John VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)
1475 - Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)
1491 - Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)
1508 - Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567)
1564 - Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver
1588 - Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631)
1609 - Philip Warwick, English writer and politician (d. 1683)
1635 - Mariana of Austria, second wife of king Philip IV of Spain (d. 1696)
1653 - Georg Motz, composer
1679 - Domenico Natale Sarro, composer
1689 - French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian
1698 - William Warburton, English Bishop of Gloucester (d. 1779)
1714 - Rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)
1716 - Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council
1719 - Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer
1724 - Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician and naturalist (d. 1811)
1726 - Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer
1745 - Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)
1754 - George Crabbe, Aldeburgh England, poet (Everlasting Mercy)
1761 - Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808)
1761 - Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (d. 1831)
1773 - Joseph Wolfl, composer
1784 - Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1803)
1791 - A Eugene Scribe, French dramatist (Bertrand et Raton)
1798 - Adam B Mickiewicz, Poland, national poet (Pan Tadeusz)
1809 - Christopher "Kit" Carson, KY, Union brig-general/indian fighter/frontiersman (d. 1868)
1810 - Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter (d. 1873)
1812 - Henry Russell, composer
1812 - Karl Eduard Zachariae, German jurist (d. 1894)
1813 - Henry Wellington Greatorex, composer
1818 - James Prescott Joule, physicist (discovered conservation of energy)
1822 - Charles Hermite, French mathematician (E is Transcendent)
Poet/Critic Matthew ArnoldPoet/Critic Matthew Arnold (1822) 1822 - Matthew Arnold, Laleham, Middlesex, poet/critic (Dover Beach), (d. 1888)
1824 - Peter Cornelius, composer
1826 - Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer
1829 - Benjamin Ipavec, composer
1829 - Jose Rogel, composer
1837 - Sissi, Emperor of Austria
1843 - Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (d. 1886)
1859 - Roman Statkowski, composer
1867 - Manuel de Oliveira Lima, Brazilian historian/diplomat
1867 - Kantaro Suzuki, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1948)
1868 - Emanuel Lasker, Germany, world chess champion (1894-21)
1869 - Henriette GA Roland Holst-van der Schalk, Dutch poet (Women in Forest)
1870 - Rosario Scalero, composer
1871 - Henri Stroethoff, Dutch actor (A Chique Little Boy)
1879 - Stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, composer
1879 - Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (d. 1941)
1880 - Johnny Gruelle, Arcola Illinois, American cartoonist, children's book writer and creator of Raggedy Ann (d. 1939)
1881 - Bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, composer
1881 - Charles Wakefield Cadman, composer
1881 - Juan Ramon Jiménez, Spain, poet (Distant Gardens, Nobel 1956)
1885 - Arthur Dolphin, cricketer (Yorkshire & England keeper, later Test ump)
1886 - Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (d. 1962)
1887 - Louis Jouvet, Crozon France, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise)
1889 - Vladimir Sokoloff, Moscow Russia, actor (Road to Morocco)
1893 - Carl Brisson, Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Murder at the Vanities)
1893 - Ruth Chatterton, US actress (Madame X, Sarah & Son)
1894 - Georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot
1895 - E. Roland Harriman, American financier (d. 1978)
1898 - Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1967)
1898 - Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (d. 1959)
1900 - Joey Smallwood, Canadian politician, Premier of Newfoundland (d. 1991)
1904 - Daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist
1904 - Herbert D Riley, US vice-admiral (WW II, Guadalcanal, Okinawa)
1904 - Joseph Moses Juran, American industrial engineer and philanthropist.
1905 - Anna "Ans" van Dike ("the Young"), Jewish nazi collaborator
1905 - Howard Hughes, reclusive billionaire (Hughes Aircraft)/inventor
1906 - John Walker, museum director
1906 - Franz Waxman, German film composer (d. 1967)
1907 - I[sidore] F[einstein] Stone, US journalist (IF Stone's Weekly)
1909 - Adam Popovich, composer
1909 - Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Foreign Affairs (1956-68)
1910 - Betty Ann Davies, London England, actress (Tough Guy)
1910 - Fritz [Reuter] Leiber Jr, US, sci-fi author (Bazaar of the Bizarre)
1910 - Mitchell Ayres, Milwaukee Wisc, orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace)
1910 - Max Miedinger, typeface designer, famous for creating Helvetica in 1957. (d. 1980)
1911 - Eric Briault, educationalist
1911 - Malcolm MacEwen, writer
1913 - Karl Michael Komma, composer
1914 - Dorothy Hyson, actress (Ghoul, Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go)
1914 - Guus Verstraete Sr, [August de Graef], Dutch actor/dir (Black Magic)
1917 - Kim Jong-suk, Wife of Kim Il-sung, mother of Kim Jung-Il, "The Heroine of the Anti-Japanese Revolution" (d. 1949)
1920 - Dave Bartholomew, La, jazz artist/songwriter (Blueberry Hill)
1920 - Evgeniya Rudneva, Russian World War II heroine (d. 1944)
1921 - Bill Dudley, NFL halfback (Pittsburgh, Detroit, Washington)
1921 - Gerard Thomas Victory, composer
1922 - Ava Gardner, Smithfield North Carolina, American actress (On the Beach, Night of the Iguana)
1923 - Wilton S Mkwayi, South African ANC leader
1923 - George Patton IV, American general (d. 2004)
1923 - Michael DiBiase, American wrestler (d. 1969)
1924 - Roy Miller, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1953, 23 & 0-28)
1924 - Willem Drees, economist/Dutch politician (DS'70)
1924 - [Irving] Lee Dorsey, New Orleans, vocalist (Working in the Coal Mines)
1924 - Lee Dorsey, American singer (d. 1986)
1924 - Grigory Kriss, Russian Olympic champion fencer
1925 - Mohd. Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer (d. 1980)
1925 - Yafa Yarkoni, Israel, singer (Road to Jerusalem, Don't Say Goodbye, Say I will see You) (d.2012)
1926 - Ronald Draper, cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1949-50)
1926 - Paul Buissonneau, French-born Quebec theatre director
1927 - Mary Higgins Clark, suspense novelist
1927 - Teresa Stich-Randall, US soprano (Vienna State Opera)
1929 - Mary Higgins Clark, Bronx NY, author (Cry in the Night, Stillwatch)
1929 - Noel Da Costa, composer
1930 - Robert Joffrey, [Abdullah Jaffa Anver Bey Khan], US, dancer
1931 - Jill Bennett, Penang Malay, actress (Lady Jane, Concrete Jungle)
1931 - Mauricio Kagel, Argentina/German composer
1932 - Colin Cowdrey, cricketer (in India England batsman, 1st to 100 Tests)
1932 - [Michael] Colin Cowdrey, English cricket player
1932 - On Kawara, Japanese conceptual artist
1934 - Stjepan Mesić, president of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement and president of Croatia.
1937 - Félix Miéli Venerando, Brazilian football player
1938 - Ralp Inbar, Dutch TV host (Banana Split)
1938 - Valentim Loureiro, Portuguese politician, and former football chairman of Boavista F.C. and Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional
1940 - Anthony Fauci, US health official
1940 - Paul Tagliabue, NFL commissioner (1989- )
1940 - Sharon Farrell, Sioux City, Iowa, American actress (Lori-Hawaii 5-0, Young & Restless)
1941 - John Levene, British actor
1943 - Christiane Schmidtmer, Heidelberg Germany, actress (Ship of Fools)
1943 - Tatton Sykes, English baron/large landowner
1943 - Tarja Halonen, President of Finland
1944 - Erhard Keller, German FR, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
1944 - Mike Curb, Savannah Ga, singer (Mike Curb Congregation)
1944 - Oswald Gracias, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bombay
1945 - Lemmy, [Ian Kilminster], rocker (Hawkwind, Motorhead-Built for Speed)
1945 - Nicholas Meyer, director (Star Trek II Wrath of Khan)
1946 - John Akkerman, Dutch guitarist/composer (Focus-Can't Stand Noise)
1946 - Judy Tyler, LA CA, playmate (Jan 1966)
1946 - Brenda Howard, American bisexual activist (d. 2005)
1946 - Jeff Sessions, American politician
1947 - Kevin Sheedy, coach of Australian Football League club Essendon FC
1949 - Cameron Seward, LPGA golfer
1949 - Randy Neugebauer, American politician
1949 - Warwick Brown, Australian racing driver
1950 - Libbi Larsen, composer
1950 - Peter te Bos, Dutch singer (Claw Boys Claw)
1950 - Dana Gioia, American poet
1951 - Johnny Contardo, rocker (Sha Na Na-Shannon)
1951 - John D'Acquisto, baseball player
1953 - François Loos, French politician
1955 - Anwar Khan, cricketer (bowled four overs for Pakistan 1979)
1955 - Clarence Gilyard Jr, Moses Lake Wash, actor (Chips, Duck Factory)
1955 - Grand L. Bush, American actor
1956 - Stephanie Hodge, comedian/actress (I Madman, Happily Ever After)
1957 - Ian Burden, S Yorks England, rock bassist (Human League-Only Human)
1957 - Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan
1957 - Diane Tell, Quebec singer
1958 - Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer
1959 - Keith Deller, British darts player
1959 - Anil Kapoor, Indian actor
1960 - Glenn McQueen, American animator (d. 2002)
1960 - Carol Vorderman, British television presenter
1961 - Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan Republic
1961 - Jay Wright, American basketball coach
1962 - Michael Ray, rocker
1963 - Mary Ramsey, singer (10,000 Maniacs)
1963 - Timo Jutila, Tampere FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
1963 - Jay Bilas, American basketball analyst
1963 - Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress
1964 - Elbert Shelley, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
1964 - Gary Muller, South Africa, tennis star
1964 - Marcel van der Net, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1964 - Mark Valley, Odgensvurg NY, actor (Days of Our Lives)
1965 - Erika von Heiland, Angeles City Phil, US badminton player (Oly-92,96)
1965 - Michael Haynes, NFL wide receiver (NO Saints, Atlanta Falcons)
1965 - Nancy Reno, Elmhurst Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Olympics-96)
1965 - Winston Moss, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
1965 - Millard Powers, American musician and songwriter
1966 - Deidrich Bader, Wash DC, actor (Oswald-Drew Carey Show)
1967 - Mikhail Shchennikov, Russian race walker
1968 - Joe Scuderi, cricketer (South Australian all-rounder)
1968 - Doyle Bramhall II, American guitarist
1968 - Marleen Renders, Belgian athlete
1969 - Kenny "Damn" Kelly, Paterson NJ, rapper (Riff-Judy had a Boyfriend)
1970 - Filmel Johnson, NFL defensive back (Buffalo Bills)
1970 - Marian Smerciak, Martin CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
1970 - Michael Batiste, NFL/WLAF defensive tackle (Cowboys, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1970 - Romeo Wouden, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Heerenveen)
1970 - Amaury Nolasco, American actor
1970 - Will Oldham, American singer and songwriter
Singer/Actor Ricky MartinSinger/Actor Ricky Martin (1971) 1971 - Ricky Martin, San Juan, Puerto Rico, singer (Menudo)/actor (General Hospital)
1971 - Tamir Bloom, NYC, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
1971 - Christopher Daniels, American professional wrestler
1971 - Giorgos Alkaios, Greek singer
1972 - Alvaro Mesen, Costa Rican footballer
1973 - Eddie Pope, Greensboro NC, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96)
1973 - Stephenie Meyer, Hartford, Connecticut, Author (Twilight)
1974 - Marcelo Salas, Chilean footballer
1974 - Ryan Seacrest, American television host
1975 - Natalie Ward, Australian softball shortstop/2nd baseman (Oly-br-96)
Author Stephenie MeyerAuthor Stephenie Meyer (1973) 1978 - Yıldıray Baştürk, Turkish footballer
1979 - Chris Hero, American professional wrestler
1980 - Tomas Kalnoky, American musician (Streetlight Manifesto)
1981 - Dima Bilan, Karachay-Russian pop artist
1982 - Aiba Masaki, Japanese singer and actor
1982 - Robert Carmine, American singer
1985 - David Ragan, American race car driver
1986 - Edward Southall, British composer

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