Famous Birthdays on 24th February

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1103 - Emperor Toba of Japan (d. 1156)
1304 - Muhammad ibn Battutah, Arab travel writer (Travels in Asia & Africa)
1463 - Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italy, scholar/platonist
1500 - Carlos V, King of Spain (1516-56)/Holy Roman Emperor
1501 - Sixt(us) Birck [Xystus Betulius], German writer (Suzanna)
1536 - Clement VIII, [Ippolito Aldofireini], Fano Italy, Pope (1592-1605)
1545 - Don John of Austria, Spanish military leader (d. 1578)
1547 - Jan of Austria, Spanish military man/land guardian of the Netherland
1557 - Matthias, Vienna, Holy Roman emperor (1612-19)
1595 - Matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet
1597 - Vincent Voiture, French poet (d. 1648)
1619 - Charles Le Brun, French artist (d. 1690)
1622 - Johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (d. 1665)
1679 - Domenico Natale Sarro, Italian opera composer
1684 - Catherine I, Empress of Russia 1725-27, Dorpat, Estonia
1684 - Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (d. 1738)
1693 - James Quin, English actor (d. 1766)
1697 - Bernard S Albinus, [Weiss], German surgeon/anatomist
1704 - Hubert Renotte, composer
1709 - Jacques de Vaucanson, French inventor (d. 1782)
1717 - Bernhard Hupfeld, composer
1721 - John McKinly, Ulster Ireland, American physician
1723 - John Burgoyne, British general (d. 1792)
1766 - Samuel Wesley, Bristol England, composer/organist (Exultate Deo)
1771 - Johann Baptist Cramer, German/British pianist/composer/publisher
1774 - Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (d. 1850)
Author Wilhelm GrimmAuthor Wilhelm Grimm (1786) 1786 - Wilhelm Karl Grimm, Hanau Germany, story teller (Grimm's Fairy Tales)
1786 - Martin W. Bates. U.S. Senator from Delaware (d. 1869)
1797 - Samuel Lover, composer
1809 - Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel, governor/viceroy (Elzas-Lutherian)
1811 - Daniel A Payne, Bishop/reformer/educator of AME Church
1811 - Edward Dickinson Baker, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1861
1824 - John Crawford Vaughn, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1875
1827 - Charles Davis Jameson, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1831 - Georg Leo earl von Caprivi, German chancellor/premier of Prussia
1833 - Eduard earl von Taaffe, Austrian premier (1868..93)
1836 - Winslow Homer, US, painter (Gulfstream)
1838 - Thomas Benton Smith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1923
1842 - Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer
1846 - Luigi Denza, composer
1848 - C Grant B Allen, Canadian writer (Woman Who Did)
1848 - Johanna C P Barbiers, actress (Voddenraper of Paris)
1848 - Andrew Inglis Clark, Tasmanian politician (d. 1907)
1852 - George A Moore, Ireland, painter/novelist (Esther Waters)
1854 - Franz Courtens, Flemish painter (Golden Rain)
1858 - Arnold Dolmetsch, Le Mans, musician
1860 - Daniel Berkeley Updike, printer/publisher/writer (Printing Types)
1866 - Arthur Pearson, Wookey Somerset England, newspaper proprietor
1866 - Pyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev, Russian physicist (d. 1912)
1866 - Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (d. 1961)
1872 - John Jarvis, England, swimmer (won 108 titles)
MLB Shortshop Honus WagnerMLB Shortshop Honus Wagner (1874) 1874 - Honus Wagner, Chartiers Pennsylvana, HOF shortstop (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1900-17)
1876 - Jean Poveigh, composer
1876 - Victor Moore, Hammonton NJ, comedian (Ziegfeld Follies, 7 Year Itch)
1877 - Rudolf Ganz, composer
1877 - Ettie Rout, New Zealand activist (d. 1936)
1879 - Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Sun)
1885 - Bert Lytell, NYC, actor (Henry-One Man's Family)
1885 - Chester Nimitz, US admiral (commanded Pacific fleet in WW II)
1885 - Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israeli Knesset (1949-59)
1885 - Juliusz Kaden-Bandrowski, Polish novelist/satirist (Black Wings)
US Admiral Chester NimitzUS Admiral Chester Nimitz (1885) 1885 - Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1939)
1887 - Mary Ellen Chase, US linguistic/author (White Gate)
1890 - Antonio Massana, composer
1890 - Marjorie Main, [Tomlinson], Action Ind, actress (Another Thin Man)
1898 - Kurt Tank, German WW II aircraft designer
1899 - Jacob Presser, Dutch historian/writer (Down-fall)
1905 - E Boyland, biochemist
1905 - Guillaume Landre, The Hague, Dutch composer
1906 - Alexis Curvers, Belgian author (Tempo di Roma, Bourg-le-Rond)
1909 - August William Derleth, Sauk City Wisc, writer (Judge Peck Mysteries)
1909 - Jean Yves Morvan Marin, broadcaster
1909 - Max Black, Dutch/British/US philosopher (analytical philosophy)
1909 - Michael Francis Morris Lindsay, orientalist
1910 - Lord Hazlerigg, British peer
1911 - Konrad Lechner, composer
1912 - Julius Kowalski, composer
1913 - Richard Murphey Goodwin, economist
1914 - David Langdon, cartoonist/illustrator
1914 - Zachary Scott, Austin Tx, actor (Spotlight Playhouse, Mildred Pierce)
1914 - Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (d. 2005)
1915 - Charles Henry "Harry" Urwin, trade unionist
1916 - Gene Mitchell, museum director
1917 - William Fairbank, Minneapolis, physicist (superconductivity)
1919 - Alan Hugh Iliffe, psychologist
1919 - Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
1920 - Frank Rogers, CEO (NPA Telegraph)
1921 - Abe Vigoda, NYC, actor (Barney Miller, Fish)
1921 - Douglass Watson, Jackson GA, actor (Satan Murders, Another World)
1921 - Ingvar Lidholm, composer
1921 - Ludvig Aschkenazy, writer
1921 - Gaston Reiff, Belgian athlete (b. 1992)
1922 - Kanwar Rai Singh, cricketer (batted at MCG in Test for India 1948)
1922 - Richard Hamilton, painter
1922 - Steven Hill, Seattle WA, actor (Goddess, Raw Deal, Yentl, Law & Order)
1923 - David Soyer, American cellist
1924 - Lionel Dakers, director (Royal School of Church Music)
1924 - William Pillar, British admiral
1926 - Reginald Freeson, British MP
1926 - Jean Alexander, English actress
1927 - David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician
1927 - Emmanuelle Riva, French actress
1928 - Al Lettieri, NYC, actor (Deadly Kiss, Pulp, Mr Majestyk, Getaway)
1928 - Michael Harrington, St Louis, socialist/author (Fragments of Century)
1929 - David Houston, Major-General/Lord Lieutenant of Sutherland
1929 - Richard B Shull, Evanston Ill, actor (Diana, Holmes & Yoyo)
1930 - Barbara Lawrence, Carnegie, Oklahoma, American actress (Oklahoma!, A Letter to Three Wives), (d. 2013)
1931 - Brian Close, cricketer (played for England between 1949 & 1976)
1931 - Inge Bernstein, British judge
1931 - Lev Vasilyevich Vorobyov, Russia, cosmonaut
1931 - Maezumi Hakuyu Taizan Koun, teacher Rinzai/Soto lines of Zen Buddhism
1931 - Marta Marzotto, Italy, countess
1931 - Dominic Chianese, American actor
1932 - Andrew Jacobs Jr, (Rep-D-IN, 1965-73, 75- )
1932 - Everard Goodman, English real estate developer (TOPS Estates)
1932 - John Vernon, Canada, actor (Animal House, Chained Heat, Dirty Harry)
1932 - Michel Legrand, composer (Summer of '42, Windmills of Your Mind)
1933 - Judah Folkman, American cancer researcher
1934 - Bettino Craxi, Italy's 1st socialist premier (1983-87)
1934 - Flemming Nielsen, Denmark, soccer player (Olympic-silver-1960)
1934 - Frank Chapot, US, equestrian (Olympic-silver-1960, 1972)
1934 - Linda Cristal, Buenos Aires Arg, actress (Victoria-High Chapparal)
1934 - Renata Scotto, Savona, Italy, soprano and opera director (Violetta-La Traviata)
1934 - Shuko Mizuno, composer
1934 - Bingu wa Mutharika, Thyolo, Nyasaland (Malawi), Malawi President (2004-2012), (d. 2012)
1937 - Jerry Wiggin, British MP
1938 - James Farentino, Brooklyn, New York, actor (The Final Countdown), (d. 2012)
1938 - Kathleen Richardson, president (Methodist Conference)
1938 - Phil Knight, American sportswear manufacturer
1939 - George Bain, principal (London Business School)
1940 - Denis Law, British(?) soccer player
1940 - Jimmy Ellis, WBA heavyweight boxing champ (1968-70)
1940 - Theo Bosch, Dutch humanist/architect (Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam)
1940 - Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
1940 - Denis Law, Scottish footballer
1941 - Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
1942 - David K Williamson, Australian screenplay/playwright (Removalists)
1942 - Joe Lieberman, (Sen-D Connecticut)
1942 - Paul Jones, England, rocker (Manfried Mann-Mighty Quinn)
1942 - Stuart Henry, British disc jockey
1942 - Colin Bond, Australian racing driver
1943 - Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer
1943 - Terry Semel, American business executive
1943 - Pablo Milanés, Cuban musician
1944 - Barry Bostwick, San Mateo Ca, actor (Rocky Horror Show, Megaforce)
1944 - Nicky Hopkins, rock pianist (Stones-Ruby Tuesday, Quicksilver)
1944 - Sheila Larkin, Brooklyn New York, American actress (Deborah-Storefront Lawyer)
1946 - Anthony Mayer, chief executive (Housing Corporation)
1946 - Michael Radford, director (1984, White Mischief)
1946 - Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician
1946 - John Stapleton, English television presenter
1947 - Edward James Olmos, Cal, actor (Miami Vice, Stand & Deliver, Triumph)
1947 - Lonnie Turner, bassist/vocalist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
1947 - Rupert Holmes, English musician
1948 - Dennis "Minder" Waterman, London England, actor (Fair Exchange)
1948 - Peter Mond, 4th Baron Melchett
1948 - Lorri Menconi, playmate (Feb, 1969)
1948 - J. Jayalalithaa, Indian politician
1948 - Walter Smith, Scottish football manager
1948 - Tim Staffell, English singer
1949 - John Lever, cricketer (England lefty quick in 21 Tests 1976-81)
1950 - Cathy Mant, LPGA golfer
1950 - G J M Gazdar, computational linguist
Singer and Guitarist George ThorogoodSinger and Guitarist George Thorogood (1950) 1950 - George Thorogood, Wilmington, Delaware, American singer and guitarist (The Delaware Destroyers-Bad to the Bone)
1951 - Derek Randall, cricketer (England batsman & animated cover fieldsman)
1951 - Helen Shaver, Ontario Canada, actress (WIOU, Praise of Older Women)
1951 - Debra Jo Rupp, American actress
1952 - Simon Weinstock, businessman/racehorse owner
1952 - Tom Burleson, USA, basketball (Oly-silv-1972) tallest Olympian-7'4"
1954 - Constantine Phipps, 5th Marquess of Normanby
1955 - Alain Prost, Formula One racing driver (Championships: 85, 86, 89, 93)
1955 - Bob Abrams, Ohio, rocker (Buckinghams)
Apple Co-founder Steve JobsApple Co-founder Steve Jobs (1955) 1955 - Steve Jobs, San Francisco, California, American computer entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple (d. 2011)
1956 - Eddie Murray, Los Angeles California, 1st baseman (Orioles, Dodgers, Cleve Indians)
1956 - Paula Zahn, Napperville Ill, news anchor (ABC, CBS This Morning)
1956 - Judith Butler, American philosopher
1957 - Lan Burden, rocker
1957 - Phil McConkey, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
1958 - Sammy Kershaw, Kaplan LA, country vocalist (Cadillac Style)
1958 - Susan Scannell, Lexington Mass, actress (Nicole-Dynasty)
1958 - Plastic Bertrand, Belgian singer
MLB First Baseman Eddie MurrayMLB First Baseman Eddie Murray (1956) 1959 - Beth Broderick, Falmouth KY, actress (Aunt Zelda-Sabrina)
1959 - Michael Roy Whitney, cricket (great NSW & Aussie lefty quick 1981-92)
1961 - Janice Gibson, Tulsa OK, LPGA golfer (1994 Youngstown-Warren-15th)
1961 - Persijn "Dakota" Joling, Dutch rock guitarist/singer (Pilgrims-Red)
1961 - Ruud Really, soccer player (Feyenoord)
1962 - Michelle Shocked, singer/musician
1962 - Outi Mäenpää, Finnish actress
1963 - Fuad Reveiz, NFL kicker (Minnesota Vikings)
1963 - Matias Carrillo, Mexican/US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
1964 - Andy Crane, British children's television presenter
1964 - Todd Field, American actor and film director
1964 - Bill Bailey, British comedian
1964 - Russell Ingall, Australian racing driver
1965 - Paul Gruber, NFL tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1965 - Lloyd McGrath, former English footballer
1965 - Jane Swift, former acting Governor of Massachusetts
1966 - Billy Zane, actor (Orlando, Memphis Belle, Millions, Titanic)
1966 - Rene Arocha, Cubans/US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1968 - John Velddman, soccer player (Sparta)

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