Famous Birthdays on April 24

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  • 1533 William I of Orange (d. 1584)
  • 1538 Gugliemo Gonzaga, composer
  • 1581 Vincent de Paul, French saint (d. 1660)
  • 1594 Benedikt Lechler, composer
  • 1620 John Graunt, statistician, founder of science of demography
  • 1660 Cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter/engraver
  • 1670 Christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer
  • 1706 Giovanni Battista Martini, composer
  • 1718 Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (d. 1784)
  • 1721 Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theorist and violist, baptised in Saalfeld, Germany (d. 1783
  • 1742 Roman Hoffstetter, composer
  • 1743 Edmund Cartwright, England, cleric, inventor (power loom)
  • 1750 Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician
  • 1766 Robert Bailey Thomas, founder (Farmer's Almanac)
  • 1773 Harman W Muntinghe, Dutch lawyer and colonial director
  • 1784 Peter Vivian Daniel, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1860)
  • 1791 Nikolaj A Bestuzhev, Russia, writer/painter (Account about Holland)
  • 1796 Karl Leberecht Immermann, German writer, born in Magdeburg (d. 1840)
  • 1804 Thomas Oliver Selfridge, Comm (Union Navy)
  • 1807 Charles Ferguson Smith, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1814 Angela Burdett-Coutts, philanthropist extrordinaire
  • 1814 Vincente F Lopez, Argentina historian (La Novia del Hereje)
  • 1815 Anthony Trollope, English novelist/poet (Barchester Towers)
  • 1815 James Edward Harrison, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1875)
  • 1822 Erastus Barnard Tyler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1824 Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp forger
  • 1828 Robert Brank Vance, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • 1829 George Peabody Estey, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1881)
  • 1836 Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist
  • 1837 Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat (die graue Eminenz)
  • 1845 Carl Spitteler, Switz, poet (Prometheus & Epimetheus; Nobel 1919)
  • 1849 Joseph S Gallieni, general (Battle of Marne)/milt governor (Paris)
  • 1851 Eduardo Acevedo Diaz, Uruguaian writer (Ismael, Grito de Gloria)
  • 1856 Henri POBJ Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime)
  • 1864 George AA Alting van Geusau, dir-gen (PTT)/Dutch Min of War (1918-20)
  • 1867 Fannie Thomas, became oldest known American (113 y 273 d at death)
  • 1873 Theodor Korner von Siegringen, Austrian general/president
  • 1874 John Russell Pope, American architect (Jefferson Memorial, National Archives and Records Administration), born in NYC, New York (d. 1937)
  • 1874 Willem E Roelofs, Dutch painter/cartoonist
  • 1875 Jeno Huszka, Hungarian composer, born in Szeged (d. 1960)
  • 1876 Ioannis Georgiadis, Greek fencer (d. 1960)
  • 1876 Erich Raeder, German naval commander (d. 1960)
  • 1877 Charles Cuvillier, composer
  • 1878 Jean Crotti, Swiss artist (d. 1958)
  • 1882 Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain (d. 1970)
  • 1883 Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Brave soldier Schweik) [or April 30]
  • 1886 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, born in Erfurt (d. 1975)
  • 1886 R Pelgrom, oldest Dutch man (died Apr 15, 1994, 9 days short of 108)
  • 1887 Denys Finch Hatton, English big-game hunter (d. 1931)
  • 1889 [Richard] Stafford Cripps, Engl min of Plane-manufacturing (1942-45)
  • 1889 Lyubov Popova, Russian painter (d. 1924)
  • 1892 Jack Hulbert, Ely England, actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack)
  • 1893 Robert Harron, actor (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), born in NYC, New York
  • 1895 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner
  • 1897 Benjamin Lee Whorf, linguist (or 1797)
  • 1897 Gyorgy Kosa, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1984)
  • 1897 Manuel Ávila Camacho, President of Mexico (d. 1955)
  • 1899 Oscar Zariski, Russian-born mathematician (d. 1986)
  • 1903 Jose A Primo de Rivera y Saenz de Heredia, founder (Spanish Falange)
  • 1903 Mike Michalske, NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1903 Siegfried F Nadel, Austrian/British anthropologist (Black Byzantium)
  • 1904 Willem De Kooning, Rotterdam Netherland, artist (North Atlantic Light)
  • 1905 Robert Penn Warren, 1st US poet laureate (All the King's Men)
  • 1906 William Joyce, Irish fascist (d. 1946)
  • 1907 Vaclav Trojan, composer
  • 1908 Heddy Bouber, [Hermanus G Blom], actor (Bluejackets)
  • 1908 Marceline Day, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1909 Bernhard Grzimek, zoologist (West Germany)
  • 1909 Irven Spence, animator
  • 1911 Jack E Leonard, comedian (Disorderly Orderly), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1911 Karl O Schiller, German economist (Minister of Economics)
  • 1911 Robert Joseph Kane, President of US Olympic Committee (1977-80), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1911 Sigursveinn David Kristinsson, composer
  • 1914 Bernard Caulfield, judge
  • 1914 Justin Wilson, cajun chef (Wise Potato Chips)
  • 1914 Ruth White, Perth Amboy NJ, actress (Up the Down Staircase)
  • 1916 Stanley Kauffmann, playwright (Red Handkerchief Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916 Lou Thesz, American professional wrestler, born in Banat, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • 1921 Laci Boldemann, composer
  • 1922 J D Cannon, Salmon Idaho, actor (McCloud, Ike, Call to Glory)
  • 1924 Marilyn Erskine, actor (Fran-Tom Ewell Show), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1924 Yehoshua Lakner, composer
  • 1924 Sir Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician
  • 1924 Ruth Kobart, American actor and singer (d. 2002)
  • 1926 Glen Hobbie, Witt, IL, MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Thorbjorn Falldin, Swedish politician, Prime Minister (1976-78, 79-82) and sheep farmer, born in Hogsjo (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1927 Pasqualino de Santis, cinematographer
  • 1927 Patrick Bowles, writer/translator
  • 1928 Gustav Krivinka, composer
  • 1929 Ferit Tuzun, Turkish composer, born in Istanbul
  • 1929 Dr.Rajkumar, Kannada actor
  • 1930 Conn Findlay, coxswain (Oly-2 gold/bronze-56, 64, 76), born in Stockton, California
  • 1930 Jerome Callet, American musician
  • 1931 Bridget Riley, British painter (op-art)
  • 1932 Coen[rad] Flink, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943, Havinck, Honneponnetje)
  • 1932 Vladimir Yengibaryan, Yerevan, Armenia, welterweight boxer (Olympic gold, 1956), (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Freddie Scott, US songwriter/singer (Cry to Me)
  • 1933 Patricia Bosworth, American actor, journalist, writer and biographer
  • 1933 Claire Davenport, British actress (d. 2002)
  • 1933 Alan Eagleson, Canadian ice hockey agent and promoter
  • 1933 Helmuth Lohner, Austrian actor
  • 1934 John Barbour, TV host (Real People), born in Toronto, Ontario

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1934 Shirley MacLaine, actress/mystic (Irma la Douce), born in Richmond, Virginia

  • 1935 Louis Keith, physician (expert on multiple-births), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936 Jill Ireland, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino), born in London, England
  • 1937 Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist (d. 2001)
  • 1940 David Larter, cricketer (two-metre tall England pace bowler)
  • 1940 Sue Grafton, American author
  • 1941 John Williams, Australian guitarist (Acad Award), born in Melbourne, Victoria

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1942 Barbra Streisand, American singer/actress/award winner (People), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1942 Richard M Daley, (mayor-D-Chicago)
  • 1942 Valeri Abramovich Voloshin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1943 Richard Sterban, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1944 [Bernard] St Clair Lee [Calhoun], US singer (Rock the Boat)
  • 1945 Doug Clifford, rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary)
  • 1945 Eugene O'Brien, composer
  • 1945 Robert Knight, American singer (Everlasting Love), born in Franklin, Tennessee
  • 1945 Doug Riley, Canadian musician (d. 2007)
  • 1946 Bruce Stuart Saylor, composer
  • 1946 Dick Rivers, French singer and actor
  • 1947 Hubert Ann Kelly, US singer (Hues Corporation/Rock the boat)
  • 1947 Josep Borrell Fontelles, Former President of the European Parliament
  • 1947 Roger D. Kornberg, American chemist, Nobel-prized
  • 1948 Benzion Freshwater, English multi-millionaire
  • 1948 Eddie James Hart, Martinez Cal, 4x100m relay runner (Olympic-gold-72)
  • 1948 Paul Cellucci, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, (d. 2013)
  • 1949 Véronique Sanson, French singer and songwriter
  • 1951 Andrew John Fairclough, trade union educator
  • 1952 Jean Paul Gaultier, Arcueil France, French fashion designer
  • 1953 Eric Bogosian, Woburn MA, actor (Talk Radio)
  • 1953 John P Hiler, (Rep-R-IN, 1981- )
  • 1953 Porter Carroll Jr, drummer (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1954 Jack Blades, rock bassist (Damn Yankees-Coming of Age, Night Ranger)
  • 1954 Vince Ferragamo, NFL/CFL quarterback (LA Rams, Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1954 Mumia Abu-Jamal, American death-row inmate
  • 1955 Jack Kingston, (Rep-R-Georgia)
  • 1955 Michael O'Keefe, NJ, actor (Caddyshack, Ironweed, Slugger's Wife)
  • 1955 John de Mol, Dutch media businessman
  • 1957 David J, British musician
  • 1957 Boris Williams, British musician
  • 1958 Fernando Luna, Spain, tennis star
  • 1958 Valery Lantratov, Russian ballet dancer
  • 1958 Brian Paddick, British former deputy assistant commissioner and most senior openly gay police officer
  • 1959 Yvonne D Cagle, West Point NY, MD/astronaut
  • 1959 Malcolm Oastler, Australian engineer
  • 1960 Paula Yates, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), born in London (d. 2000)
  • 1962 Stuart Pearce, English footballer and manager
  • 1963 Billy Gould, rock bassist (Faith No More), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Joey Vera, heavy metal rocker (Armored Saint-Aftermath)
  • 1963 Mano Solo [Emmanuel Cabut], French singer, born in Châlons-sur-Marne (d. 2010)
  • 1963 Tõnu Trubetsky, Estonian musician
  • 1964 Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian and actor
  • 1964 Djimon Hounsou, Beninese actor
  • 1965 Mike Blowers, Wurlzburg Germany, infielder (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers)
  • 1965 Son Chang Min, South Korean actor
  • 1966 Margashayam Venkataramana, cricketer (Indian off-spinner 1989)
  • 1966 Pascale Paradis-Mangon, France, tennis star
  • 1966 Theo Adams, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1966 Pierre Brassard, Quebec humorist and actor
  • 1966 Alessandro Costacurta, Italian footballer
  • 1967 Dino Radja, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1967 Leslie M Marx, Ft Belvoir Va, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Pam[ela] Bustin, Somerset Mass, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians), born in Caracas
  • 1968 Aaron Comes, rocker (Spin Doctors)
  • 1968 Mark Vanderloo, Waddenveen Neth, model
  • 1968 Todd Jones, Marietta GA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1968 Tracy Gravely, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1968 Hashim Thaci, Kosovan politician
  • 1968 Stacy Haiduk, American actress
  • 1969 Elias Atmatsidis, Greek footballer
  • 1969 Melinda Clarke, American actress
  • 1969 Viveca Paulin, Swedish actress
  • 1970 Damien Fleming, Aust cricket pace bowler (hat-trick on Test debut)
  • 1970 Emanuela Zardo, Switzerland, tennis star
  • 1971 Jeff Brohm, quarterback (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1971 Ken Klee, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1971 Kumara Dharmasena, cricketer (Sri Lankan off-spinner)
  • 1971 Phil Rogers, Adelaide SA Aust, 100m breaststroker (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
  • 1971 Mauro Pawlowski, Belgian guitarist and singer
  • 1972 Chipper Jones, Deland FL, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1972 Jamie Brown, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1972 Nicolas Gill, 86kg judoka (Olympics-bronze-92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1972 Rab Douglas, Scottish footballer
  • 1972 Jure Košir, Slovenian skier
  • 1973 Eric Snow, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1973 Jamie Brown, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • 1973 Mark Babic, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Melissa Short, Kaaawa Hawaii, Miss America (Hawaii-Top 10-1997)

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1973 Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer (prodigy at 16, Indian capt at 23), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1973 Ville Peltonen, hockey forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)
  • 1973 Gabby Logan, British television presenter
  • 1974 Jared Tomich, defensive end (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1974 Marc Collins, NFL punter (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1974 Toine Rorije, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1974 Joseph Bruce, American rapper
  • 1974 Eric Kripke, American television writer, director and producer
  • 1974 Brian Marshall, American bassist
  • 1974 Dave Vitty, British radio personality