Famous People Born in 1924

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 616

  • Jan 1st Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet
  • Jan 3rd Andre Franquin, cartoonist
  • Jan 3rd Henry M Fazzie, S Afr Union/UDF-leader
  • Jan 3rd Roy Harding, British teacher
  • Jan 3rd Nell Rankin, American singer (d. 2005)
  • Jan 3rd Doug Ellis, British entrepreneur
  • Jan 4th Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (d. 1993)
  • Jan 5th Dr Gilbert Bogle, Australian scientist who died in the Bogle-Chandler case (1963)
  • Jan 6th Earl Scruggs, NC, bluegrass musician (& Flat-Ballad of Jed Clampett), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 7th Roloff Beny, Alberta, painter/photographer (A Time of Gods)
  • Jan 7th Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (d. 1966)
  • Jan 8th Antai Ribari, composer
  • Jan 8th Benjamin Lees, [Lysniansky], Harbin Manchuria, composer
  • Jan 8th Robert Starer, composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 8th Ron Moody, actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Jan 9th Sergei Parajanov, Armenian film director (d. 1990)
  • Jan 10th Ludmilla Chiraeff, ballet dancer
  • Jan 10th Maxwell Roach, Jazz drummer, born in Newland, North Carolina
  • Jan 11th Don Cherry, Wichita Texas, singer (Dean Martin Summer Show)
  • Jan 11th Slim Harpo [James Moore], Lobdell, Louisiana, American blues musician
  • Jan 11th Sam B. Hall, American politician (d. 1994)
  • Jan 12th Jan Willem Radecker, sculptor/son of John Raedecker
  • Jan 13th Philip Rawson, artist/teacher
  • Jan 13th Paul Feyerabend, Austrian-born philosopher (d. 1994)
  • Jan 14th Guy Williams, actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • Jan 16th Katy Jurado, Mexico, actress (High Noon, Trapeze, Barabbas, AKA Pablo)
  • Jan 17th Jewel Plummer Cobb, educator/pres (California State U at Fullerton)
  • Jan 18th Donald Baverstock, TV producer
  • Jan 19th 7th earl of Carnarvon, English large landowner
  • Jan 19th Jean Francois Revel, French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni Jesus)
  • Jan 19th Nicholas Colasanto, Providence RI, actor (Coach Ernie-Cheers)
  • Jan 20th Yvonne Loriod, Houilles France, pianist
  • Jan 21st Benny Hill, Southampton England, comedian (Benny Hill Show)
  • Jan 22nd J J Johnson, composer/jazz trombonist
  • Jan 23rd Frank R Lautenberg, (Sen-D-NJ, 1982-2001, 2003-2013), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 24th 8th earl Spencer, English large landowner/father of Diane
  • Jan 24th David Craighead, composer
  • Jan 24th Klaus George Roy, composer
  • Jan 24th Marvin Kaplan, actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 24th Robert Kastenmeier, Politician (Rep-D-WI, 1959-91), born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
  • Jan 25th Lou "The Toe" Groza, AAFC, NFL tackle, kicker (Cleveland Browns)
  • Jan 26th Warren Frank Benson, composer
  • Jan 26th Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician (d. 1998)
  • Jan 26th Alice Babs, Swedish singer
  • Jan 27th Alexander Georgiyevich Chugayev, composer
  • Jan 27th Kenneth Corfield, CEO (STC)
  • Jan 27th Rauf Denktasj, Turkish-Cypriot politician
  • Jan 27th Brian Rix [The Lord Rix], Cottingham, Yorkshire, English actor
  • Jan 27th Sabu, [Dastagir], India, actor (Elephant Boy, Drum)
  • Jan 27th William van Straubenzee, British MP
  • Jan 29th Brian Trubshaw, British test pilot
  • Jan 29th Gregson, Lord
  • Jan 29th Luigi Nono, Venice Italy, composer (Canonic Variations)
  • Jan 29th Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)
  • Jan 29th Peter Voulkos, American artist (d. 2002)
  • Jan 30th Margaret Beda Nicholson, author (No Medals for the Major)
  • Jan 30th Lloyd Alexander, American writer (d. 2007)
  • Jan 30th Margaret Yorke [Margaret Beda Nicholson], Compton, Surrey, author (Patrick Grant novels), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 31st Robert Gatehouse, former High Court judge
  • Jan 31st Tengiz Abuladze, filmmaker
  • Feb 1st H. Richard Hornberger, American writer (d. 1997)
  • Feb 1st Ben Weider, Quebec businessman and author
  • Feb 2nd Tine Balder, [Clementine AL Cobbaut], Flemish actress (Antigone)
  • Feb 2nd Elfi von Dassanowsky, Austrian-American producer and musician
  • Feb 5th Robert Lynn, anarchist
  • Feb 6th Billy Wright, English soccer player
  • Feb 6th Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Road to Rome)
  • Feb 6th Jin yong, Chinese novelist
  • Feb 7th Cathy Long, (Rep-D-LA, 1985-86)
  • Feb 7th Dora Bryan, [Broadhurst], English actress (Taste of Honey), born in Southport England, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 7th Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Amsterdam folk vocalist
  • Feb 8th Joe Black, baseball player
  • Feb 9th George Guest, British organist
  • Feb 10th Bud (Norman) Poile, NHLer
  • Feb 10th Randy Van Horne, El Paso Tx, vocalist (Nat King Cole Show)
  • Feb 11th Mary Tregear, Oriental art historian
  • Feb 12th Hans Berghuis, Dutch author/poet (3 Women, Adam)
  • Feb 13th Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French economist/politician
  • Feb 14th Arghyris Kounadis, composer
  • Feb 14th Countess Mountbatten, of Burma
  • Feb 16th James Swaffield, director-general (Swaffield & Clerk to the GLC)
  • Feb 16th Peter Webster, British High Court Judge
  • Feb 17th Margaret Truman, Mo, pres daughter/writer (Murder at FBI)/pianist
  • Feb 17th Gevork Vartanian, Iran, Soviet intelligence agent (Operation Long Jump), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 18th Humberto Fernández Morán, Venezuelan scientist (d. 1999)
  • Feb 18th Louis Laberge, Quebec labour union leader (d. 2002)
  • Feb 19th Bruce Norris, NHL owner (Detroit Red Wings)

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Feb 19th Lee Marvin, actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin
  • Feb 19th David Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player (d. 2006)
  • Feb 20th Gloria Vanderbilt, don't my jeans look great (poor little rich girl)

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Feb 21st Robert Mugabe, president (Zimbabwe, 1988- )

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • Feb 23rd Lejaren Hiller, composer
  • Feb 24th Lionel Dakers, director (Royal School of Church Music)
  • Feb 24th William Pillar, British admiral
  • Feb 25th Peg Ridge, peace campaigner
  • Feb 26th Mark Bucci, composer (1959 Arts & Letters Award), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 26th Noboru Takeshita, Japanese PM (1987-89)
  • Feb 27th M M Shearer, former Lord Lieutenant of Shetland
  • Feb 27th Norman Marshall, cricketer (brother of Roy, one Test for WI 1955)
  • Feb 28th Robert A Roe, (Rep-D-NJ, 1969- )
  • Feb 29th David Beattie, British governor-general of NZ
  • Feb 29th Otto Hutter, physiologist
  • Feb 29th Al Rosen, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) and baseball executive, born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Mar 1st Donald "Deke" Kent Slayton, Sparta Wisc, Major USAF/astro (Apollo 18)
  • Mar 2nd Albert TLCA Vogel, Dutch elocutionist
  • Mar 3rd Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter (d. 1995)
  • Mar 3rd Lilian Velez, Filipno actress (d. 1948)
  • Mar 6th Sarah Caldwell, Maryville Mo, conductor/opera director (Flagstaff)
  • Mar 6th William H Webster, US, judge/head FBI/CIA
  • Mar 7th Eduardo Paolozzi, British sculptor (Hydra)
  • Mar 7th Kobo Abe, Tokyo Japan, playwright (Woman, the Dunes)
  • Mar 8th Sean McClory, actor (Jack-Californians, My Chauffeur), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Mar 8th Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer
  • Mar 9th Konstantin Iliev, composer
  • Mar 15th Juij Bondarew, writer
  • Mar 15th Lockrem Johnson, composer
  • Mar 15th Walter Gotell, German actor (d. 1997)
  • Mar 17th Stephen Dodgson, composer
  • Mar 18th Madhussudan Rege, cricketer (15 runs in only Test India v WI 1948-49)
  • Mar 19th Mary Wimbush, British actress (d. 2005)
  • Mar 20th Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (d. 1998)
  • Mar 20th Hermann Guggiari, Paraguay, engineer and sculptor (Rejas, NNUU)(d.2012)
  • Mar 21st Karl Heinz Fussl, composer
  • Mar 22nd Al Neuharth, newspaper founder (USA Today)
  • Mar 22nd Bill Wendell, TV announcer (Late Night With David Letterman), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 22nd Paul Fussell, Pasadena, California, historian (The Great War and Modern Memory), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 23rd Peter Godfrey, chartered accountant
  • Mar 23rd Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor (d. 1980)
  • Mar 24th Lois Andrews, actress (Ganster, Rustlers, Desert Hawk)
  • Mar 24th Lorraine Gourley, LA CA
  • Mar 24th Norman Fell, Phila, actor (Mr Roper-3's Company, The End, Graduate)
  • Mar 25th Julia Perry, Lexington, Kentucky, African-American composer (Cask of Amontillado)
  • Mar 25th Machiko Kyo, Osaka Japan, actor (Gate of Hell, Rashomon, Ugetsu)
  • Mar 27th Harold Nicholas, US actor (Tap, 5 Heartbeats, Stormy Weather)
  • Mar 27th Sarah L Vaughan, Newark NJ, jazz scat singer (Broken Hearted Melody)
  • Mar 28th Freddie Bartholomew, England, actor (Anna Karenina, David Copperfield)
  • Mar 28th Gerhart Fritsch, writer
  • Mar 28th Peter Baer, artost/printmaker
  • Mar 29th Jules de Corte, blind Dutch ballad singer
  • Mar 30th Milko Kelemen, composer
  • Mar 31st Harry Cubitt, 4th Lord Ashcombe ("Mad Harry"), English landowner
  • Mar 31st Leo Buscaglia, "Dr Hug", psycholigist (Love), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 1st Gunther Becker, composer
  • Apr 1st Brendan Byrne, Governor of New Jersey
  • Apr 1st Miodrag Petrović, Serbian actor (d. 2003)
  • Apr 2nd Denis Rooke, CEO (British Gas)
  • Apr 3rd Canon A D Caesar, Sub Dean (HM Chapels Royal)
  • Apr 3rd Doris Day, Cincinnati Oh, "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk)

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Apr 3rd Marlon Brando, actor (On the Waterfront, The Godfather), born in Omaha, Nebraska

  • Apr 3rd Murray Dickie, opera singer/director
  • Apr 4th Christopher Prater, screen printer

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Apr 4th Gil Hodges, Princeton Indiana, baseball player/manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Mets)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Apr 4th Peter Vaughan, actor (Haunted Honeymoon, Die Die My Darling)
  • Apr 5th Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist/sculptor
  • Apr 7th Ikuma Dan, composer
  • Apr 7th Nick Perito, orchestra leader (Don Knotts Show, Big Show), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 7th Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian writer
  • Apr 8th Frédéric Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
  • Apr 8th Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English soldier and historian (d. 2006)
  • Apr 9th Harald Heilmann, composer
  • Apr 10th Kenneth Noland, American painter
  • Apr 12th Julius Moormann, student/resistance fighter (WW II)
  • Apr 12th Sergiu Natra, composer
  • Apr 12th Peter Safar, Austrian physician (d. 2003)
  • Apr 13th Stanley Donen, SC, film director/producer (Bedazzled, Damn Yankees)
  • Apr 13th Jack Chick, American evangelist
  • Apr 14th Shorty Rogers, [Milton M Rajonsky], composer
  • Apr 15th John Grigg, British historian
  • Apr 15th Neville Marriner, Lincoln England, conductor (Minn Orch 1978)
  • Apr 16th Geoffrey Johnson Smith, actor (Norman Loves Rose, Drinking Games)
  • Apr 16th Henry Mancini, composer/conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 16th John Harvey-Jones, CEO (ICI)
  • Apr 17th Patrick Sergeant, founder (Euromoney Publications)
  • Apr 17th Althea T L Simmons, human rights activist/chief lobbyist (NAACP)
  • Apr 18th Buxton Daeblite Orr, composer
  • Apr 18th Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Vinton La, blues singer (Mary is Fine)
  • Apr 18th Henry J Hyde, (Rep-R-IL)
  • Apr 18th Lord Mason of Barnsley, MP (Lab)/British defense secretary
  • Apr 18th Raf de Linde, [Raphael van Hecke], author (Vaarwel on Gertrude)
  • Apr 20th Gerhard Samuel, composer
  • Apr 20th Nina Foch, Leiden Netherlands, actress (An American in Paris)
  • Apr 20th Paul M Van Buren, US theologist (Theological Explorations)
  • Apr 21st Daniel Melnick, producer, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 21st Ira Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer, Louvin Brothers)
  • Apr 23rd Arthur Frackenpohl, Irving NJ, composer (Natural Superiority of Music)
  • Apr 23rd Colin Welch, columnist/critic
  • Apr 23rd James Colin Ross Welch, journalist
  • Apr 23rd Malcolm Anson, CEO (Wessex Water Authority)
  • Apr 23rd Chuck Harmon, American baseball player
  • Apr 24th Marilyn Erskine, actor (Fran-Tom Ewell Show), born in Rochester, New York
  • Apr 24th Yehoshua Lakner, composer
  • Apr 24th Sir Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician
  • Apr 24th Ruth Kobart, American actor and singer (d. 2002)
  • Apr 25th Erzsebet Szonyi, composer
  • Apr 25th Franco Mannino, composer
  • Apr 26th Russell Nype, Zion Ill, singer/actor (Burton Farley-Dorothy)
  • Apr 28th Kenneth David Kaunda, founder/president (Zambia, 1964-91)
  • Apr 28th Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor
  • Apr 29th Al Balding, Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1952), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 29th Renée Jeanmaire, Paris France, dancer (Hans Christian Anderson)