Famous Birthdays on 24th August

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 232

  • 1113 Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, France, conquered Normandy (d. 1151)
  • 1198 King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)
  • 1210 Floris IV, Count of Holland
  • 1358 King John I of Castile (d. 1390)
  • 1393 Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)
  • 1420 Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt)
  • 1531 Ercole Bottrigari, composer
  • 1552 Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (d. 1614)
  • 1579 John Amner, composer
  • 1580 John Taylor, English poet (d. 1654)
  • 1591 Robert Herrick, English poet ('Gather ye rosebuds while ye may') (baptized), born in London (d. 1674)
  • 1635 Peder Griffenfeld, Danish statesman (d. 1699)
  • 1683 Meinrad Spiess, composer
  • 1694 Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king [or 8/25]
  • 1707 Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, English Evangelical Revivalist (d. 1791)
  • 1712 Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer
  • 1725 Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer
  • 1733 David Traugott Nicolai, composer
  • 1750 Letizia Ramolino, mother of Napoleon Bonaparte (d. 1836)
  • 1758 Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1794)

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1759 William Wilberforce, Kingston upon Hull, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade

Abolitionist William Wilberforce
Abolitionist
William Wilberforce
  • 1772 William I Frederick, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and King of the Netherlands (1814-40)
  • 1787 James Weddell, Ostend England, Antarctic explorer (Weddell Sea)
  • 1808 Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1808 Thomas Fenwick Drayton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • 1816 Daniel Gooch, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables
  • 1817 Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian poet, writer and playwright (d. 1875)
  • 1820 Jacopo Tomadini, composer
  • 1821 Emmanuele Muzio, composer
  • 1827 Walter Husted Stevens, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1867)
  • 1828 George Hume "Maryland" Steuart, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1837 Theodore Dubois, composer
  • 1839 Eduard Napravnik, composer
  • 1842 Edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market)
  • 1845 James C. Calhoun, American soldier, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
  • 1851 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (d. 1924)
  • 1852 Deacon White, American baseball player (d. 1919)
  • 1854 Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
  • 1856 Felix Mottl, composer
  • 1863 Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (d. 1918)
  • 1865 Ferdinand I VAM, king of Romania
  • 1872 Max Beerbohm, England, caricaturist/writer/wit (Saturday Review)
  • 1879 Rentaro Taki, composer
  • 1880 Miles W L Killearn of Killearn, Scotish baron/diplomat
  • 1886 William Francis Gibbs, naval architect, designed Liberty ships
  • 1887 Harry Hooper, American baseball player (d. 1974)
  • 1889 Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet
  • 1890 Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24)
  • 1890 Franz Philipp, composer
  • 1890 Jean Rhys, British writer (d. 1979)
  • 1891 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer
  • 1891 Germaine Loosveldt, Flemish actress (Kniertje in On hope)
  • 1894 Jean Rhys, [Ella Williams], Dominica, writer (Voyage in the Dark)
  • 1895 Richard Cardinal Cushing, archbishop of Boston (d. 1970)
  • 1896 Phil Baker, Phila, comedian (Who's Whose)
  • 1897 Fred Rose, American songwriter and publishing executive (d. 1954)
  • 1898 Albert Claude, Belgium, biologist/physician (Nobel 1974)
  • 1898 Malcolm Cowley, Belsano Penn, author (Flowering of New England)
  • 1898 Marie J Hugenholtz, [Doctor Grandi], surgeon on Curacao
  • 1899 Johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons)

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1899 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentina, writer of fiction, essays (Labyrinths)

  • 1899 Ruth Schaumann, German painter/writer (Rose, Black King)
  • 1900 Preston Foster, Ocean City NJ, actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger)
  • 1902 Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civililization & Capitalism)

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1902 Carlo Gambino, Palermo Sicily, Italian-born American mafioso (Gambino family)

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Gangster
Carlo Gambino
  • 1903 Karl Hanke, Nazi official (d. 1945)
  • 1904 Rod Redwing, NY, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory)
  • 1905 Donald Douglas, Scotland, actor (I Love You Again)
  • 1905 Arthur Crudup, American singer and guitarist (d. 1974)
  • 1905 Siaka Stevens, President of Sierra Leone (d. 1988)
  • 1909 Ronnie Grieveson, South African cricket keeper/batsman (2 Tests v Eng 1939)
  • 1910 Bernhard Heiden, composer
  • 1911 Karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister
  • 1912 Durward Kirby, TV announcer (Garry Moore Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1913 Dorothy Comingore, [Linda Winters], LA CA, actress (Citizen Kane)
  • 1915 Alice B[radley] Sheldon, US, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful)
  • 1915 Wynonie Harris, rhythm & blues singer, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1915 James Tiptree, Jr., American writer (d. 1987)
  • 1915 Ronald Ibbs, Irish actor (No Hiding Place, The Saint) (d. 1990)
  • 1916 Anita V Figueredo, physician/humanitarian
  • 1916 Peter Crichton Kirkpatrick, oarsman
  • 1916 Léo Ferré, French composer and singer (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Hal Smith, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Dennis James, Jersey City NJ, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ)
  • 1918 Ray McIntire, chemical engineer
  • 1918 Sikander Bakht, Governor of Kerala (d. 2004)
  • 1919 "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss/Dutch songwriter/singer
  • 1919 Nils Viggo Bentzon, composer
  • 1919 Enrique Llanes, Mexican professional wrestler (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Sam Tingle, Zimbabwean racing driver
  • 1922 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec (d. 1987)
  • 1922 Howard Zinn, American historian and activist
  • 1923 Helena Carter, [Helen Rickerts], US model/actress (River Lady)
  • 1923 Arthur Jensen, American psychologist, (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Louis Teicher, pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus)
  • 1926 Nancy Spero, Cleveland USA, American feminist artist
  • 1927 Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist
  • 1927 William V Shannon, journalist/ambassador to Ireland (1977-81)
  • 1927 David Ireland, Australian author
  • 1927 Harry Markowitz, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1929 William Winfield, rocker (Harptones)
  • 1932 Richard Graham Meale, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • 1932 Robert D. Hales, LDS apostle

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1933 Yasser Arafat, PLO-leader (Achille Lauro, Nobel 1994)

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • 1934 Kenny Baker, actor (R2D2-Star Wars)
  • 1934 Roger Donald Dickerson, composer
  • 1936 William J Coyne, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania, 1981- )
  • 1936 A. S. Byatt, English novelist
  • 1936 Kenny Guinn, American Governor, Nevada
  • 1937 Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, Nigerian politician (d. 1998)
  • 1938 David Freiberg, rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1938 Mason Williams, Abilene Tx, writer (Smother Brothers Hour)
  • 1938 Halldór Blöndal, Icelandic politician
  • 1940 Don Cormier Sr, horse trainer
  • 1940 Tony Secunda, rock band manager
  • 1940 Francine Lalonde, Quebec politician
  • 1941 Ernest Wright Jr, US rock vocalist (Imperials-So Much)
  • 1942 Joe Chambers, rock guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck, mathemetician/educator
  • 1942 Max Cleland, American politician
  • 1942 Howard Jacobson, British novelist and newspaper columnist
  • 1943 John Cipollina, SF Cal, rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
  • 1943 Pini Zahavi, Israeli football agent
  • 1944 Gregory Bruce Jarvis, astronaut (STS 25), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944 Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1996)
  • 1944 Rocky Johnson, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1945 Ken Hensley, rock keyboardist (Blackfoot, Uriah Heep)
  • 1945 Malcolm "Mollie" Duncan, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)
  • 1945 Vince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter
  • 1946 Richard "Dick" N Richards, Key West, USN/astr (STS 28, 41, 50, 64)
  • 1947 Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author
  • 1947 Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian cyclist
  • 1947 Vladimir Masorin, Russian admiral
  • 1948 Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician
  • 1948 Kim Sung-Il, Chief of Staff of Republic of Korea Air Force
  • 1949 Anna Lee Fisher, St Albans NY, MD/astronaut (STS 51-A)
  • 1949 Joe Regalbuto, American actor (Knots Landing, Frank-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949 Stephen Harrison Paulus, composer
  • 1949 Charles Rocket, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1950 Frank Murray, Australian field hockey national coach (Oly-sil-92, 96)
  • 1950 Tim White, American anthropologist
  • 1951 Jimmy Farrar, Jacksonville Fl, rock vocalist (Molly Hatchet)
  • 1951 Orson Scott Card, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Ender's War)
  • 1951 Oscar Hijuelos, American author, (d. 2013)
  • 1952 Bob Corker, American politician (Senator from Tennessee), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina

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1952 Mike Shanahan, Oak Park Illinois, American football coach (Denver Broncos)

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan
  • 1953 Ron Holloway, American tenor saxophonist
  • 1954 Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1955 Jeffrey Daniel, LA CA, rock vocalist (Shalamar)
  • 1955 Mike Huckabee, US politician (Governor of Arkansas (R) 1996-2007), Presidential candidate, born in Hope Arkansas
  • 1956 Gerry Cooney, heavyweight boxer (US Olympics team 1980)
  • 1956 John Culberson, American politician
  • 1957 Jeffrey Daniel, American dancer and singer (Shalamar)
  • 1957 Stephen Fry, English comedian and actor
  • 1958 Steve Guttenberg, American actor (Police Academy, Short Circuit), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958 Tracy Harris, American artist
  • 1958 Chris Offutt, American author
  • 1959 Adrian Kuiper, cricketer (South African all-rounder)
  • 1959 Michel Valke, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, Dordrecht '90)

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1960 Cal Ripken, Havre de Grace Maryland, shortstop (Baltimore Orioles, consecutive game streak)

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1960 David Guillory, jockey
  • 1960 Franz Vienboeck, Austria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13)
  • 1960 Kris Monaghan, Spokane WA, golfer (1990 Red Robin Kyocera Inamori)
  • 1960 Steven W Lindsey, Arcadia California, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 87, sk:95)
  • 1960 Kim Christofte, Danish footballer
  • 1960 Takashi Miike, Japanese filmmaker
  • 1961 Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician (Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode)
  • 1961 Mark "Bedders" Bedfored, rock bassist (Madness), born in London, England
  • 1961 Ingrid Berghmans, Belgian judoka
  • 1961 Jared Harris, English actor
  • 1962 Mary Ellen Weber, PhD/astronaut (STS 70), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1962 David Koechner, American actor
  • 1963 John Bush, US heavy metal singer (Anthrax-Armed & Dangerous)
  • 1963 Hideo Kojima, Japanese video game director
  • 1964 Pebbles, rock vocalist (Girlfriend)
  • 1964 Salizhan Sharkirovich Sharipov, Kirhizia, astronaut (STS-89)
  • 1964 Dana Gould, American comedian and writer
  • 1965 Casey Lambert, jockey

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1965 Marlee Matlin, Morton Grove Illinois, deaf actress (Children of Lesser God-Acad Award)

Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin
Deaf Actress
Marlee Matlin
  • 1965 Reggie Miller, Riverside California, NBA guard (Ind Pacers, Oly-gold-96)
  • 1965 Vince Alcalde, WLAF offensive assistant (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1967 Michael Thomas, English footballer
  • 1968 Andreas Kisser, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist (Sepultura)
  • 1968 Arnold Galesloot, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968 Benoit Brunet, Pointe Claire, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1968 Tim Salmon, outfielder (California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1968 Shoichi Funaki, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Toyko
  • 1970 Sandra Whyte, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1970 Tugay Kerimoğlu, Turkish footballer
  • 1970 Dan Henderson, American Mixed martial artist
  • 1971 Pierfrancesco Favino, Italian actor
  • 1972 Chris Right, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1972 Christian Ruud, Oslo Norway, tennis star (1989 Norwegian)
  • 1972 Ian Moran, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994, Pitts), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1972 Kurt Miller, Tucson AZ, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1972 Lee DeRamus, (NO Saints)
  • 1973 Andrew Brunette, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals)
  • 1973 Barret Oliver, actor (Never Ending Story, Secret Garden)
  • 1973 Dave Chappelle, American actor and Comedian
  • 1973 Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer