Famous Birthdays on this Day in History

Birthdays in History for Friday 24th October 2014

Birthdays 1 - 228 of 228

51 - Domitian, Roman Emperor (d. 96)
1378 - David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay, heir to the throne of Scotland (d. 1402)
1607 - John Lievensz, painter/etcher/wood carver
1632 - Antony van Leeuwenhoek, Hol, naturalist (Philosophical Transactions)
1675 - Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician (d. 1749)
1710 - Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer (d. 1773)
1763 - Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (d. 1839)
1788 - Sarah Josepha Hale, author (Mary Had a Little Lamb)
1789 - Jean C Baud, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1834-6)
1789 - Ramon Carnicer y Batlle, composer
1794 - Friedrich B Freiherr von Gagern, German/Dutch army commandant
1796 - August v Platen, writer
1804 - Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist (d. 1891)
Roman Emperor DomitianRoman Emperor Domitian (51) 1808 - Ernst Friedrich Richter, composer
1808 - Carl Bernhard von Cotta, Meiningen, Germany, German geologist
1811 - Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor
1815 - John Edwards, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
1817 - Hippolyte Mège-Mouriés, Draguignan, France, French chemist and inventor of margarine
1830 - Belva Bennett Lockwood, attorney (1st lady to argue in Supreme Court)
1842 - Josef Nesvera, composer
1844 - Karl Lueger, anti semitic mayor of Vienna
1854 - Hendrik W Bakhuis Roozeboom, chemist (Heterogenen Gleichgewichte)
1855 - James S. Sherman, Vice President of the United States (d. 1912)
1857 - Ned Williamson, American baseball player (d. 1894)
1863 - Manuel Manrique de Lara y Berry, composer
1867 - Franco Leoni, composer
1868 - Alexandra David-Néel, French explorer and writer (d. 1969)
1872 - Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (d. 1957)
1873 - Edmund Taylor Whittaker, Southport, Lancashire, U.K., British mathematician (applied mathematics and the theory of special functions)
1875 - Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (d. 1958)
1877 - Pavel Grigor'yevich, composer
1877 - Rika H E Hopper, Dutch actress (Anastasia)
1878 - Hermann Claudius, German folk poet (Meister Bertram)
1881 - Paulus B Barth, Swiss painter/lithographer
1882 - Sybil Thorndike, England, actress (Saint Joan)
1885 - Ernest Claes, Belgian author (Saints from Zichem)
1886 - Delmira Augustini, Uruguayan poet (El Libro Blanco)
1887 - Victoria von Battenberg, wife of Spanish king Alfonso
1887 - Octave Lapize, French cyclist (d. 1917)
1890 - Chicago Mainbocher, uniform designer (Red Cross, Girl Scouts, Waves)
1890 - Kathleen Lockhart Manning, composer
1891 - Geertruida M W "Truus" Bakker, Dutch actress (The Two Orphans)
1891 - Rafael L Trujillo Molina, president/dictator of Dom Rep (1930-61)
1892 - Kurt Huber, German philosopher/resistance fighter
1894 - Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author (d. 1987)
1896 - Jack Warner, [Waters], London England, actor (Christmas Carol)
1897 - Lazar Weiner, composer
1899 - Ferhat Abbas, Algerian pharmacist/MP chairman (1962-63)
1900 - Elizabeth Hill, teacher of Salvonic languages
1900 - Karl Otto Runolfsson, composer
1901 - Gilda Gray, Polish-born American actress and dancer (d. 1959)
FBI Agent Melvin PurvisFBI Agent Melvin Purvis (1903) 1903 - Melvin Purvis, Timmonsville South Carolina, American FBI agent
1904 - Moss Hart, Bronx NY, playwright (You Can't Take it With You, Act 1)
1905 - Elizabeth Poston, composer
1906 - Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, painter
1906 - Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (d. 1968)
1908 - John Alwyne Kitching, zoologist
1908 - John Tuzo Wilson, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Canadian geologist (contributions to plate tectonics)
1909 - Bill Carr, American athlete (d. 1966)
1911 - Clarence M Kelley, FBI head
1911 - Sonny Terry, rocker
Playwright Moss HartPlaywright Moss Hart (1904) 1911 - Paul Grégoire, French Canadian archbishop of Montreal (d. 1993)
1911 - Nathaniel Wyeth, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle)
1913 - Molly Mary Hyde, cricketer
1913 - Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (d. 1984)
1915 - Jean Vallerand, composer
1915 - Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (Figaro-Barber of Seville)
1915 - Bob Kane, American cartoonist (d. 1998)
1915 - Roger Milliken, American millionaire
1915 - Marghanita Laski, British Journalist and Novelist(d. 1988)
1917 - Marshall Goldberg, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals)
1919 - Frank Piasecki, American aeronautical engineer (d. 2008)
1920 - Louise H "Lous" Hensen, actress (Medea, Uncle Wanja)
1920 - Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician (d. 1996)
1923 - Denise Levertov, American poet/essayist (Joy Beneath the Skin)
1923 - Reed van Delft, [Hendrika M Schwartz], actress (Golden draagkoets)
1924 - Jose Casanovas, composer
1924 - Piet Roozenburg, World champ checker player (1948 . . 55)
1925 - Jayaaram N Reddy, South African politician/banker
1925 - Ken "Slasher" Mackay, cricketer (exciting Aussie all-rounder)
1925 - Luciano Berio, Oneglia Italy, composer (Chemins)
1926 - Y A Tittle, AAFC/NFL QB (Baltimore, SF, NY Giants, MVP 1963)
1927 - Renato de Grandis, composer
1927 - Gilbert Bécaud, French composer and actor (d. 2001)
1928 - Gabriel Laub, Polish writer
1928 - Ken Hough, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in two Tests v England 1959)
1929 - George H Crumb, Charleston WV, composer (Pulitzer 1968-Echoes of Time)
1929 - James Brosnan, baseball player/writer (Long Season)
1929 - Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian writer (d. 2004)
1929 - Hubert Aquin, French-Canadian novelist and activist (d. 1977)
1930 - Big Bopper, [JP Richardson], Sabine Pass Tx, vocalist (Chantiily Lace)
1930 - Johan Galtung, Norway, polemologist (Meaning of Nonviolence)
1930 - Raj Bagri, Indies/British merchant in metal
1930 - Sultan Ahmad Shah, King of Malaysia
1931 - Sofia Gubaidulina, Russian composer (Stimmen Verstummen)
1932 - Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
Economist/Nobel Laureate Robert MundellEconomist/Nobel Laureate Robert Mundell (1932) 1932 - Robert Mundell, Kingston, Ontario, economist and Nobel laureate (1999)
1933 - Norman Rush, American writer
1934 - Arvind Apte, cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test)
1934 - Margie Masters, LPGA golfer
1936 - Annelien Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch politican (VVD)
1936 - Bill Wyman, England, rocker (Rolling Stones-Under My Thumb)
1936 - David Nelson, NYC, actor (Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet)
1936 - Rainer Kunad, composer
1937 - Miguel Angel Coria, composer
1938 - Fred E Finn, SF California, pianist (Mickie Finn's)
1939 - Uri Sharvit, composer
1940 - David Sainsbury, English billionaire/founder (Dutch Soc-Dem)
1940 - F Murray Abraham, Pittsburgh PA, actor (Amadeus, Mad Man)
1941 - Frank AM Aendenboom, Flemish actor (Lion of Flanders)
1941 - William H. Dobelle, American biomedical engineer
1943 - Jose Serrano, (Rep-D-New York)
1944 - Ted Templeman, rocker
1944 - Viktor Prokopenko, Ukranian footballer and coach (d. 2007)
1945 - Anthony Christian, English artist
1945 - Gérald Larose, Quebec labour union executive
1946 - Jerry Edmonton, Canada, rock drummer (Steppenwolf)
1947 - Edgar Broughton, rocker
Actor Kevin KlineActor Kevin Kline (1947) 1947 - Kevin Kline, St Louis, actor (Sophie's Choice, Big Chill)
1948 - Dale "Buffin" Griffin, rock drummer (Mott The Hoople)
1948 - Kweisi Mfume, (Rep-D-Maryland)/CEO (NAACP)
1948 - Paul and Barry Ryan, British composers-singers
1949 - Robert Pickton, Canadian charged with the first degree murder of twenty-six women
1950 - Terry Buffin, rock drummer (British Lions)
1950 - Steven Greenberg, American composer
1950 - Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player
1951 - Todd Crespi, Frankfurt Germany, actor (Magician)
1953 - Billy Thomas, Ft Meyers Fla, singer (McBride & Ride-I Count on You)
1953 - James di Donato, twin who swam the butterfly 406 miles
1953 - Jonathan di Donato, twin who swam the butterfly 406 miles
1954 - Doug Davidson, Glendale CA, actor (Paul Williams-Young & Restless)
1954 - Jaap J Feenstra, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1954 - Perry Lee "Tiny" Tavares, rocker
1954 - Brad Sherman, American politician
1954 - Thomas J. Mulcair, Quebec politician
1954 - Mike Rounds, American politician
1954 - Jozef Ráž, Slovak musician
1955 - Ghulam Parkar, cricketer (Indian batsman v England 1982)
1956 - Dale Maharidge, American author
1957 - Ron Gardenhire, German-born American baseball manager
1957 - John Kassir, American actor and comedian
1958 - Mathilde Santing, Dutch rock singer (Breast & Brow)
1958 - Pam Gietzen, LPGA golfer
1960 - Carolien de Windt, Suriname/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
1960 - Ian Baker-Finch, Nambour Queensland, PGA golfer (1991 British Open)
1960 - B.D. Wong, American actor
1960 - Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian (d. 1999)
1960 - Joachim "Jo" Winkelhock, German race car driver
1961 - Rafael Belliard, Pueblo Nuevo Dom Rep, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
1961 - Russell Swanson, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer
1961 - Susan Leigh Still, Augusta Ga, lt cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 83, 94)
1961 - Mary Bono, American politician
1961 - Dave Meltzer, American wrestling journalist
1962 - B D Wong, SF CA, actor (Freshman, Mystery Date)
1962 - Jay Novacek, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
1963 - John Hendrie, Scottish footballer
1964 - Griffin O'Neal, actor (April Fools Day, Wraith)
1964 - Patrick Hunter, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)
1965 - Donald Frank, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
1965 - Vernice Smith, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, St Louis Rams)
1965 - Kyriakos Velopoulos, Greek politician
1966 - F P Santangelo, Livonia MI, outfielder (Montreal Expos)
1966 - Shawn Lee, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
1966 - Roman Abramovich, Russian oil magnate
1967 - Ian Bishop, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler)
1968 - Adrian Dale, cricketer (prolific Glamorgan & England A batsman)
1968 - Francisco Claver, Spain, tennis star
1968 - Ken Ryan, Pawtucket RI, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
1968 - Robert Wilonsky, American journalist
1969 - Arthur Rhodes, Waco Texas, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
1969 - Kelvin Pritchett, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1969 - Morena Corwin, Seoul, Korea, playmate (Sep, 1992)
1969 - Adela Noriega, Mexican actress
1970 - Alonza Bevan, London, bassist/tabla (Kula Shaker)
1970 - Lamont Hollinquest, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1970 - Todd Riech, Polson Montana, javelin thrower
1970 - Walter Dunson, NFL running back/kick returner (Arizona Cardinals)
1970 - Rob Leslie-Carter, British Engineer and Project Manager
1971 - Aaron Bailey, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
1971 - Mike Verstegen, NFL guard (NO Saints)
1971 - Dervla Kirwan, Irish actress
1972 - Eric Sutton, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1972 - Louis Michael Anthony Sassin, Boston, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun)
1972 - Natasha Ann Courter, Davenport Iowa, Miss America-Iowa (1997)
1972 - Pat Williams, defensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
1972 - Ruxandra Dragomir, Pitesti Rom, tennis star (1996 Bournemouth doubles)
1972 - Susan Barnett, Miss Pennsylvania USA (1996)
1972 - T J Cunningham, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks)
1972 - Tom Fletcher, NFL defensive safety (Seattle Seahawks)
1972 - Kim Ji-soo, South Korean actress
1972 - Scott Peterson, American murderer
1972 - Pat Williams, American football player
1973 - Kenny Holmes, defensive end (Tennessee Oilers)
1973 - Levi Leipheimer, American cyclist
1973 - Mike Matthews, American baseball player
1973 - Jackie McNamara, Scottish footballer
1974 - Alexander PGR duke of Ulster, son of English prince Richard
1974 - Nathan Parks, tackle (KC Chiefs)
1974 - Jamal Mayers, Professional Hockey Player
1975 - Corey Dillon, HB (Cincinnati Bengals)
1975 - Juan Pablo Ángel, Colombian footballer
1976 - Yanda Nossiter, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1976 - Petar Stoychev, Bulgarian swimmer
1977 - Iván Kaviedes, Ecuadoran footballer
1978 - Carlos Edwards, Trinidadian footballer
1978 - Justin Lee Brannan, American musician
1979 - Amanda Aardsma, Miss Colorado Teen USA (1997)
1979 - Ben Gillies, Australian musician (Silverchair)
1980 - James Killian, American football player
1980 - Monica, American singer
1980 - Matthew Amoah, Ghanaian footballer
1980 - Zac Posen, American fashion designer
1981 - Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress
1981 - Tila Tequila, American model
1982 - Mohamed Fairuz Fauzy, Malaysian racing driver
1982 - Macay McBride, American baseball player
1983 - Brian Vickers, American race car driver
1983 - Adrienne Bailon, American actress and singer
1984 - Kaela Kimura, Japanese model and singer
1985 - Wayne Rooney, English footballer
1986 - Aubrey Graham, Canadian actor and rapper
1986 - John Ruddy, English footballer
1987 - Charlie White, American ice dancer
1987 - Anthony Vanden Borre, Belgian footballer
1987 - Lincoln Lewis, Australian actor
1988 - Daniel Shalikar, actor (Honey I Blew Up the Kids)
1988 - Joshua Shalikar, actor (Honey I Blew Up the Kids)
1989 - Eliza Taylor-Cotter, Australian actress

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