Famous Birthdays on this Day in History

Birthdays in History for Sunday 24th May 2015

Birthdays 1 - 247 of 247

15 BC - Julius Caesar Germanicus, Roman commander (d. 19)
1522 - John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)
1544 - William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)
1605 - Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
1610 - Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer
1616 - John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)
1619 - Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter
1650 - John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist
1671 - Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)
1677 - Alexandre de Villenueve, composer
1689 - Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician (d. 1769)
1736 - Juan de Sesse y Balaguer, composer
1743 - Jean-Paul Marat, France, revolutionist
1751 - Charles Emanuel II, King of Sardina (1796-1802)
1753 - Oliver Cromwell, Burlington NJ, decorated African American soldier who served with Washington in US War of Independence
1754 - Giacomo Conti, composer
1767 - Joseph Ignaz Schnabel, composer
1781 - Louis-Francois Dauprat, composer/horn player
1794 - William Whewell, British philosopher (History of Inductive Science)
1803 - Charles LJL Bonaparte, Corsican/French prince of Canino/Musignano
1803 - Alexander von Nordmann, Finnish zoologist (d. 1866)
1807 - Cornelis E van Koetsveld, vicar/literature
1807 - Thomas Duncan, painter
1810 - Abraham Geiger, theologian/author/leader of Reform Judaism
1811 - Charles Clark, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1877)
1816 - Emanuel Leutze, US, painter (Washington Crossing the Delaware)
1816 - Robert Seaman Granger, (Union Army Bvt Major general, (d. 1894))
1819 - Victoria Alexandrine, Queen of Great Britain (1837-1901)
1830 - Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter (d. 1897)
1831 - Richard Hoffman, composer
1836 - Joseph Rowntree, British social reformer (d. 1925)
1838 - Paul Laband, German lawyer
1840 - Frederick Walker, painter
1841 - Charles Napier Henry, painter
1841 - Tito Mattei, pianist/composer
1850 - Ernest Albert Waterlow, water-color painter
1852 - Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, author/politician
1854 - Louis Mountbatten, admiral (WW I)
1854 - John Riley Banister, American law officer and cowboy (d. 1918)
1855 - Arthur Wing Pinero, British playwright
1858 - Johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer)
1863 - George Grey Barnard, American sculptor (d. 1938)
1866 - Armando Frid, Argentina, live until July 28 1990 (124 years)
1868 - Charles E. Taylor, First aircraft maintenance professional (d. 1956)
1870 - Benjamin Cardozo, American jurist (d. 1938)
1870 - Jan Christiaan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa and proponent of Commonwealth & League of Nations (d. 1950)
1878 - Lillian Moller Gilbreth, engineer (CIOS Gold Medal-1954)
1879 - H. B. Reese, American inventor of Reese's and founder (d. 1956)
1881 - Mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer
1882 - Creighton Hale, Cork Ireland, actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East)
1885 - Susan Sutherland Isaacs, English educational psychologist (d. 1948).
1886 - Paul Paray, French conductor and composer (d. 1979)
1887 - Edward "Mick" Mannock, Irish WWI flying ace (d. 1918)
1891 - Benedictus H Danser, Dutch botanist
1891 - William F Albright, US old testament scholar/archaeologist
1893 - W H Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda)
1895 - H S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI)
1895 - Samuel I Newhouse, US millionaire publisher (Parade, Vogue, Glamour)
1898 - Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)
1899 - Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times)
1899 - Henri Michaux, French poet (d. 1984)
1900 - Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete and politician (d. 1954)
1900 - Eduardo De Filippo, Italian actor and screenwriter (d. 1984)
1901 - José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1968)
1903 - Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)
1903 - Hilding Hallnas, composer
1904 - Kenneth Buckley, British rear-admiral
1904 - Patrick Johnson, physicist
1905 - Mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)
1905 - Zdenek Blazek, composer
1906 - Edmund Sargant, solicitor
1906 - John Mayo, director-general (Help the Aged)
1908 - Kresimir Fribec, composer
1908 - Michael Roberts, historian
1909 - Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)
1909 - Louis Fornberg, writer
1909 - Wilbur Mills, (Rep-D-Ark)/involved with Fanne Foxe
1910 - Margers Zarins, composer
1910 - Nils-Eric Fougstedt, composer
1911 - Barbara West, English survivor of the Titanic sinking (d. 2007)
1912 - Joan Hammond, British operatic soprano
1912 - Joseph Anthony, [Deuster], US director/actor (Matchmaker, Tomorrow)
1913 - Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)
1913 - Willi Daume, olympic organizer
1914 - Clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man government)
1914 - George Tabori, writer
1914 - Lilli Palmer, [Peiser], Germany, actress (Gentle Sex, Lotte in Weimar)
1916 - Roden Cutler, Governor (New South Wales)
1917 - Derek Hodgson, British high court judge
1917 - Lord Campbell of Alloway, QC
1917 - Theodore Hesburgh, Syracuse NY, president (Notre Dame)
1918 - Coleman Young, 1st African American Mayor of Detroit, Tuscaloosa Alabama
1918 - D V Jennings, solicitor
1919 - Sid Couchey, comic book artist (Richie Rich), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)
1922 - Sadao Bekku, composer
1923 - Paul Bramley, oral surgeon
1923 - Siobhan McKenna, Ireland, stage actress (Saint Joan)
1925 - Francois J [Frank] le Roux, chief whip (South Afr Conserv Party)
1925 - Mai Zetterling, Vaeras Sweden, actress (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm)
1926 - Len Maddocks, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian mid-50's)
1926 - Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor
1927 - John Kelly Jr, US, sculls (Oly-bronze-1956)/brother of Grace Kelly
1927 - Martinus J Mentz, South African MP (Conservative)
1927 - Timothy Beven, CEO (Barclays Bank)
1928 - Peter Griffiths, MP
1928 - Stanley Baxter, British comedian (Joey Boy, Fast Lady)
1928 - William Trevor, Brit writer (Children of Dynmouth, Fools of Fortune)
1930 - Hans-Martin Linde, composer
1930 - Ivor Richardson, Judge (NZ Court of Appeals)
1931 - Michael Lonsdale, French actor
1932 - Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Bratkartoffeln Inbegriffen)
1932 - Elaine Malbin, opera singer
1932 - Graham Arnold, artist
1932 - James Anderton, Chief constable (Manchester England)
1932 - Terence Heiser, British senior civil servant
1933 - Christopher Staughton, British Lord Justice of Appeal
1933 - Hemchandra Tukaram Dani, cricketer (Test Ind v Pak, 1-19, ct 1, DNB)
1933 - Joaquín Vaquero Turcios, Spanish painter
1933 - Tony Mullett, dir-general (National Criminal Intelligence Service)
1933 - Aharon Lichtenstein, Orthodox Jewish rabbi
1934 - Jane Byrne, (Mayor-D-Chic)
1934 - Barry Rose, English choir-trainer and organist
1935 - Joan Micklin Silver, American director
1936 - Harold Budd, composer
1938 - Glen Hall, cricket leg-spinner (South African in one Test v England 1964)
1938 - Tommy Chong, Edmonton, Alberta, comedian/actor (Cheech & Chong)
1938 - David Viscott, American psychiatrist (d. 1996)
1939 - Gert J Schutte, Dutch MP (GPV)
1940 - Gary Burghoff, Bristol CT, actor (Radar-M*A*S*H)
1940 - Joseph Brodsky, USSR, author (Less than 1, Nobel 1987)
1941 - Andres Garcia, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, actor (Tiger Shark)
1941 - Baroness Hollis of Heigham, history lecturer (U of East Anglia)
Singer-Songwriter Bob DylanSinger-Songwriter Bob Dylan (1941) 1941 - Bob Dylan, [Robert Zimmerman], Duluth Minn, singer/songwriter (Blowin' in Wind)
1941 - Brian Dennis, composer
1941 - Konrad Boehmer, composer
1941 - Martin Mogg, governor (British Durham Prison)
1941 - Tony Valentino, rocker (Standells-Dirty Water)
1942 - Ali Bacher, cricketer (South African batsman & capt in 60's)
1942 - Derek Quinn, guitarist (Freddie & Dreamers-I'm Telling You Now)
1943 - James Levine, British conductor
1943 - Gary Burghoff, American actor
1944 - Patti LaBelle, [Holt], Phila Pa, singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade)
1945 - Priscilla Presley, Brooklyn New York, American actress (Jenna-Dallas, Naked Gun)
1945 - Richard Ottaway, MP
1945 - Steven Norris, British MP
1946 - Irina Kirszenstein Szewinska, Lenningrad, long jumper (Oly-bron-1972)
1946 - Jeremy Treglown, English scholar/editor (TLS)
1946 - Steve Upton, rock drummer (Wishbone Ash-There's the Rub, Locked In)
1947 - Luke Rittner, sect-gen (Arts Council)
1947 - Mike Reid, Altoona Penn, country singer (Walk on Faith)
1947 - Martin Winterkorn, German automotive executive
1949 - John Illsley, rocker (Dire Straits)
1949 - Jim Broadbent, English actor
1950 - Jo Ann Washam, LPGA golfer
1950 - Larry Seidlin, American judge
1951 - Rob Baker, rock drummer (Red Rider)
1951 - Ronald A Parise, Warren Ohio, PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67)
1953 - Alfred Molina, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears), born in London, England
1953 - Nell Campbell, [Laura], Australian actress (Rocky Horror), born in Sydney, New South Wales
Country Singer Rosanne CashCountry Singer Rosanne Cash (1955) 1955 - Rosanne Cash, country singer (Seven Year Ache, I Wonder), born in Memphis, Tennessee
1955 - Thad Ackel, horse trainer
1956 - Helen Terry, rocker (Now You're Mine)
1956 - Michael Jackson, Northern Irish clergyman
1957 - John G Rowland, (Rep-R-CT, 1985- )
1959 - George Glanos, horse trainer
1960 - Pete Metzelaars, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, Lions)
1962 - Bev Lidyoff, Huntington Park Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1994)
1962 - Dorothy Trapp, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-96)
1963 - Gene Anthony Ray, Harlem NY, dancer/actor (Leroy-Fame)
1963 - Horace Holden Jr, slalom double canoe (Olympics-11th-96), born in Atlanta, Georgia
1963 - Joe Dumars, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
1963 - Ken Ftach, St Louis Mo, tennis star
1963 - Ivan Capelli, Italian racing driver
1963 - Michael Chabon, American author
1963 - Kathy Leander, Swiss singer
1963 - Rich Rodriguez, American football coach
1964 - Adrian Moorhouse, British 100m breaststroker (Olympic-gold-1988)
1964 - Elizabeth McColgan, British running star (world record 5 km indoor)
1964 - Pat Verbeek, Sarnia Ont, NHL forward (Team Canada, NY Rangers)
1965 - Chris Jorgis, Palo Alto California, US badminton player (Olympic-92)
Actor John C. ReillyActor John C. Reilly (1965) 1965 - John C. Reilly, American actor (Chicago, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), born in Chicago, Illinois
1965 - Shinichiro Watanabe, Japanese anime director
1966 - Tommy Turner, jockey
1966 - Tony Jones, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
1966 - Eric Cantona, French footballer
1966 - Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver
1967 - Heavy D, rapper
1967 - Margaret Crowley, Australian 800m/1500m runner (Olympics-96)
1967 - Steve McDonald, rocker (Redd Kross)
1968 - Jerry Dipoto, Jersey City NJ, pitcher (NY Mets)
1969 - Martin McCague, cricketer (in Ulster AIS product, Eng quickie 1993-94)
1969 - Rich Robinson, rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker)
1970 - Jeff Zgonina, NFL defensive tackle (Carolina Panthers, Packers, Rams)
1970 - Nick Castaneda, Birmingham Ala, pairs skater (& Dawn Piepenbrink)
1970 - Tommy Page, Glenridge, New Jersey, American singer (I'll Be Your Everything)
1971 - Paul Ragusa, Bulach Switz, Canadian 48 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96)
1971 - Troy Barnett, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
1972 - Danny Bautista, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, outfielder (Atlanta Braves)
1972 - Petra Schwarz-Ritter, Vienna Aus, tennis star (1988 Futures-Bari-ITA)
1972 - Tito Paul, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals)
1972 - Viktor Ujcik, Jihlava CZE, hockey (Team Czech Rep)
1972 - Greg Berlanti, American television writer and producer
1973 - Karim Alami, Morocco, tennis star
1973 - Ville Peltonen, Vantaa FIN, NHL forward (Team Finland, San Jose)
1973 - Ruslana, Ukrainian singer
1974 - Ace Custis, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
1974 - Marcus Coleman, free safety (NY Jets)
1974 - Maria Alejandra Vento, Caracas Venz, tennis star (1995 Futures-Braz)
1974 - Natalie Neaton, Royal Oak Mich, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
1974 - Will Sasso, Canadian actor and comedian
1974 - Masahide Kobayashi, Japanese baseball player
1975 - Katie King, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
1975 - Yannis Goumas, Greek footballer
1975 - Marc Gagnon, Canadian short track speed skater
1975 - Maria Lawson, British Singer
1976 - Alessandro Cortini, Italian musician
1976 - Catherine Cox, Australian netballer
1976 - Bob Maesen, Belgian flatwater canoer
1977 - Kym Valentine. Australian actress
1978 - Jade Winter, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96)
1978 - Brian Ching, American footballer
1978 - Bryan Greenberg, American actor
1978 - Brad Penny, American baseball player
1978 - Johan Holmqvist, Swedish hockey player
1979 - Tracy McGrady, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
1979 - Frank Mir, American UFC fighter
1980 - Billy L Sullivan, LI NY, actor (Will Pacino-Something So Right)
1980 - Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong actress and singer
1981 - Shelby Lyons, Oswego NY, pairs skater (& Wells-1995 Midwest champ)
1981 - Marketa Janska, Czech model and Playboy Playmate
1982 - Issah Ahmed, Ghana football player
1982 - DaMarcus Beasley, American footballer
1983 - Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, Anglo-Australian videogame creator and critic
1984 - Sarah Hagan, American actress
1984 - Brodney Pool, American football player
1985 - Tim Bridgman, British racing driver
1986 - Mark Ballas, professional dancer
1986 - Jordan Metcalfe, English actor
1987 - Dominika Kasprzycka, Polish singer
1987 - Guillaume Latendresse, French-Canadian hockey player
1988 - Billy Gilman, American singer
1989 - Tara Correa-McMullen, American actress (d. 2005)
1990 - Joey Logano, American racecar driver
1991 - Erika Umeda, Japanese singer
1992 - Travis T. Flory, American actor
1995 - Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein
1996 - Matthew Eappen, baby killed by nanny Louise Woodward, born in Boston, Massachusetts

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