Famous People Born in 1924

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 615

  • Jan 1 Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet
  • Jan 3 Andre Franquin, cartoonist
  • Jan 3 Henry M Fazzie, South African Union/UDF-leader
  • Jan 3 Roy Harding, British teacher
  • Jan 3 Nell Rankin, American singer (d. 2005)
  • Jan 3 Doug Ellis, British entrepreneur
  • Jan 4 Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (d. 1993)
  • Jan 5 Dr Gilbert Bogle, Australian scientist who died in the Bogle-Chandler case (1963)
  • Jan 6 Earl Scruggs, NC, bluegrass musician (& Flat-Ballad of Jed Clampett), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 7 Roloff Beny, Alberta, painter/photographer (A Time of Gods)
  • Jan 7 Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (d. 1966)
  • Jan 8 Antai Ribari, composer
  • Jan 8 Benjamin Lees, [Lysniansky], Harbin Manchuria, composer
  • Jan 8 Robert Starer, composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 8 Ron Moody, actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Jan 9 Sergei Parajanov, Armenian film director (d. 1990)
  • Jan 10 Ludmilla Chiraeff, ballet dancer
  • Jan 10 Maxwell Roach, Jazz drummer, born in Newland, North Carolina
  • Jan 11 Don Cherry, Wichita Texas, singer (Dean Martin Summer Show)
  • Jan 11 Slim Harpo [James Moore], Lobdell, Louisiana, American blues musician
  • Jan 11 Sam B. Hall, American politician (d. 1994)
  • Jan 12 Jan Willem Radecker, sculptor/son of John Raedecker
  • Jan 13 Philip Rawson, artist/teacher
  • Jan 13 Paul Feyerabend, Austrian-born philosopher (d. 1994)
  • Jan 14 Guy Williams, actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • Jan 16 Katy Jurado, Mexico, actress (High Noon, Trapeze, Barabbas, AKA Pablo)
  • Jan 17 Jewel Plummer Cobb, educator/pres (California State U at Fullerton)
  • Jan 18 Donald Baverstock, TV producer
  • Jan 19 7th earl of Carnarvon, English large landowner
  • Jan 19 Jean Francois Revel, French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni Jesus)
  • Jan 19 Nicholas Colasanto, Providence RI, actor (Coach Ernie-Cheers)
  • Jan 20 Yvonne Loriod, Houilles France, pianist
  • Jan 21 Benny Hill, Southampton England, comedian (Benny Hill Show)
  • Jan 22 J J Johnson, American composer and jazz trombonist (d. 2001)
  • Jan 23 Frank R Lautenberg, (Sen-D-NJ, 1982-2001, 2003-2013), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 24 8th earl Spencer, English large landowner/father of Diane
  • Jan 24 David Craighead, composer
  • Jan 24 Klaus George Roy, composer
  • Jan 24 Marvin Kaplan, actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jan 24 Robert Kastenmeier, Politician (Rep-D-WI, 1959-91), born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
  • Jan 25 Lou "The Toe" Groza, AAFC, NFL tackle, kicker (Cleveland Browns)
  • Jan 26 Warren Frank Benson, composer
  • Jan 26 Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician (d. 1998)
  • Jan 26 Alice Babs, Swedish singer
  • Jan 27 Alexander Georgiyevich Chugayev, composer
  • Jan 27 Kenneth Corfield, CEO (STC)
  • Jan 27 Rauf Denktasj, Turkish-Cypriot politician
  • Jan 27 Brian Rix [Lord Rix], English actor, born in Cottingham, Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • Jan 27 Sabu, [Dastagir], India, actor (Elephant Boy, Drum)
  • Jan 27 William van Straubenzee, British MP
  • Jan 29 Brian Trubshaw, British test pilot
  • Jan 29 John Gregson, British Labour politician and Lord
  • Jan 29 Luigi Nono, Venice Italy, composer (Canonic Variations)
  • Jan 29 Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)
  • Jan 29 Peter Voulkos, American artist (d. 2002)
  • Jan 30 Margaret Beda Nicholson, author (No Medals for the Major)
  • Jan 30 Lloyd Alexander, American writer (d. 2007)
  • Jan 30 Margaret Yorke [Margaret Beda Nicholson], Compton, Surrey, author (Patrick Grant novels), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 31 Robert Gatehouse, former High Court judge
  • Jan 31 Tengiz Abuladze, filmmaker
  • Feb 1 H. Richard Hornberger, American writer (d. 1997)
  • Feb 1 Ben Weider, Quebec businessman and author
  • Feb 2 Tine Balder, [Clementine AL Cobbaut], Flemish actress (Antigone)
  • Feb 2 Elfi von Dassanowsky, Austrian-American producer and musician
  • Feb 5 Robert Lynn, anarchist
  • Feb 6 Billy Wright, English soccer player
  • Feb 6 Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Road to Rome)
  • Feb 6 Jin yong, Chinese novelist
  • Feb 7 Cathy Long, (Rep-D-LA, 1985-86)
  • Feb 7 Dora Bryan, [Broadhurst], English actress (Taste of Honey), born in Southport England, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 7 Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Amsterdam folk vocalist
  • Feb 8 Joe Black, baseball player
  • Feb 9 George Guest, British organist
  • Feb 10 Bud (Norman) Poile, NHLer
  • Feb 10 Randy Van Horne, vocalist (Nat King Cole Show), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Feb 11 Mary Tregear, Oriental art historian
  • Feb 12 Hans Berghuis, Dutch author/poet (3 Women, Adam)
  • Feb 13 Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French economist/politician
  • Feb 14 Arghyris Kounadis, composer
  • Feb 14 Countess Mountbatten, of Burma
  • Feb 16 James Swaffield, director-general (Swaffield & Clerk to the GLC)
  • Feb 16 Peter Webster, British High Court Judge
  • Feb 17 Margaret Truman, Mo, pres daughter/writer (Murder at FBI)/pianist
  • Feb 17 Gevork Vartanian, Iran, Soviet intelligence agent (Operation Long Jump), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 18 Humberto Fernández Morán, Venezuelan scientist (d. 1999)
  • Feb 18 Louis Laberge, Quebec labour union leader (d. 2002)
  • Feb 19 Bruce Norris, NHL owner (Detroit Red Wings)

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

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

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

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • Feb 23 Lejaren Hiller, composer
  • Feb 24 Lionel Dakers, director (Royal School of Church Music)
  • Feb 24 William Pillar, British admiral
  • Feb 25 Peg Ridge, peace campaigner
  • Feb 26 Mark Bucci, composer (1959 Arts & Letters Award), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 26 Noboru Takeshita, Japanese PM (1987-89)
  • Feb 27 M M Shearer, former Lord Lieutenant of Shetland
  • Feb 27 Norman Marshall, cricketer (brother of Roy, one Test for WI 1955)
  • Feb 28 Robert A Roe, (Rep-D-NJ, 1969- )
  • Feb 29 David Beattie, British governor-general of NZ
  • Feb 29 Otto Hutter, physiologist
  • Feb 29 Al Rosen, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) and baseball executive, born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Mar 1 Donald "Deke" Kent Slayton, Sparta Wisc, Major USAF/astro (Apollo 18)
  • Mar 2 Albert TLCA Vogel, Dutch elocutionist
  • Mar 3 Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter (d. 1995)
  • Mar 3 Lilian Velez, Filipno actress (d. 1948)
  • Mar 6 Sarah Caldwell, Maryville Mo, conductor/opera director (Flagstaff)
  • Mar 6 William H Webster, US, judge/head FBI/CIA
  • Mar 7 Eduardo Paolozzi, British sculptor (Hydra)
  • Mar 7 Kobo Abe, playwright (Woman, the Dunes), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Mar 8 Sean McClory, actor (Jack-Californians, My Chauffeur), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Mar 8 Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer
  • Mar 9 Konstantin Iliev, composer
  • Mar 15 Yuri Bondarev, Russian writer (Silence), born in Orsk
  • Mar 15 Lockrem Johnson, American composer, born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1977)
  • Mar 15 Walter Gotell, German actor (d. 1997)
  • Mar 17 Stephen Dodgson, composer
  • Mar 18 Madhussudan Rege, cricketer (15 runs in only Test India v WI 1948-49)
  • Mar 19 Mary Wimbush, British actress (d. 2005)
  • Mar 20 Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (d. 1998)
  • Mar 20 Hermann Guggiari, Paraguay, engineer and sculptor (Rejas, NNUU)(d.2012)
  • Mar 21 Karl Heinz Fussl, composer
  • Mar 22 Al Neuharth, newspaper founder (USA Today)
  • Mar 22 Bill Wendell, TV announcer (Late Night With David Letterman), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 22 Paul Fussell, Pasadena, California, historian (The Great War and Modern Memory), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 23 Peter Godfrey, chartered accountant
  • Mar 23 Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor (d. 1980)
  • Mar 24 Lois Andrews, actress (Ganster, Rustlers, Desert Hawk)
  • Mar 24 Lorraine Gourley, LA CA
  • Mar 24 Norman Fell, actor (Mr Roper-3's Company, The End, Graduate), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 25 Julia Perry, Lexington, Kentucky, African-American composer (Cask of Amontillado)
  • Mar 25 Machiko Kyo, actor (Gate of Hell, Rashomon, Ugetsu), born in Osaka, Japan
  • Mar 27 Harold Nicholas, US actor (Tap, 5 Heartbeats, Stormy Weather)
  • Mar 27 Sarah L Vaughan, jazz scat singer (Broken Hearted Melody), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Mar 28 Freddie Bartholomew, England, actor (Anna Karenina, David Copperfield)
  • Mar 28 Gerhart Fritsch, writer
  • Mar 28 Peter Baer, artost/printmaker
  • Mar 29 Jules de Corte, blind Dutch ballad singer
  • Mar 30 Milko Kelemen, composer
  • Mar 31 Harry Cubitt, 4th Lord Ashcombe ("Mad Harry"), English landowner
  • Mar 31 Leo Buscaglia, "Dr Hug", psycholigist (Love), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 1 Gunther Becker, composer
  • Apr 1 Brendan Byrne, Governor of New Jersey
  • Apr 1 Miodrag Petrović, Serbian actor (d. 2003)
  • Apr 2 Denis Rooke, CEO (British Gas)
  • Apr 3 Canon A D Caesar, Sub Dean (HM Chapels Royal)

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Apr 3 Doris Day, "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

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

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

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Apr 4 Gil Hodges, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Mets), born in Princeton, Indiana (d. 1972)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Apr 4 Peter Vaughan, actor (Haunted Honeymoon, Die Die My Darling)
  • Apr 5 Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist/sculptor
  • Apr 7 Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (Yūzuru), born in Toyko (d. 2001)
  • Apr 7 Nick Perito, orchestra leader (Don Knotts Show, Big Show), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 7 Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian writer
  • Apr 8 Frédéric Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
  • Apr 8 Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English soldier and historian (d. 2006)
  • Apr 9 Harald Heilmann, composer
  • Apr 10 Kenneth Noland, American painter
  • Apr 12 Julius Moormann, student/resistance fighter (WW II)
  • Apr 12 Sergiu Natra, composer
  • Apr 12 Peter Safar, Austrian physician (d. 2003)
  • Apr 13 Stanley Donen, SC, film director/producer (Bedazzled, Damn Yankees)
  • Apr 13 Jack Chick, American religious cartoonist (Chick tracts), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Apr 14 Shorty Rogers, [Milton M Rajonsky], composer
  • Apr 15 John Grigg, British historian
  • Apr 15 Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), born in Lincoln (d. 2016)
  • Apr 16 Geoffrey Johnson Smith, actor (Norman Loves Rose, Drinking Games)
  • Apr 16 Henry Mancini, composer/conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 16 John Harvey-Jones, CEO (ICI)
  • Apr 17 Patrick Sergeant, founder (Euromoney Publications)
  • Apr 17 Althea T L Simmons, human rights activist/chief lobbyist (NAACP)
  • Apr 18 Buxton Daeblite Orr, composer
  • Apr 18 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Vinton La, blues singer (Mary is Fine)
  • Apr 18 Henry J Hyde, (Rep-R-IL)
  • Apr 18 Lord Mason of Barnsley, MP (Lab)/British defense secretary
  • Apr 18 Raf de Linde, [Raphael van Hecke], author (Vaarwel on Gertrude)
  • Apr 20 Gerhard Samuel, composer
  • Apr 20 Nina Foch, Leiden Netherlands, actress (An American in Paris)
  • Apr 20 Paul M Van Buren, US theologist (Theological Explorations)
  • Apr 21 Daniel Melnick, producer, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 21 Ira Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer, Louvin Brothers)
  • Apr 23 Arthur Frackenpohl, Irving NJ, composer (Natural Superiority of Music)
  • Apr 23 Colin Welch, columnist/critic
  • Apr 23 James Colin Ross Welch, journalist
  • Apr 23 Malcolm Anson, CEO (Wessex Water Authority)
  • Apr 23 Chuck Harmon, American baseball player
  • Apr 24 Marilyn Erskine, actor (Fran-Tom Ewell Show), born in Rochester, New York
  • Apr 24 Yehoshua Lakner, composer
  • Apr 24 Sir Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician
  • Apr 24 Ruth Kobart, American actor and singer (d. 2002)
  • Apr 25 Erzsebet Szonyi, composer
  • Apr 25 Franco Mannino, composer
  • Apr 26 Russell Nype, Zion Ill, singer/actor (Burton Farley-Dorothy)
  • Apr 28 Kenneth David Kaunda, founder/president (Zambia, 1964-91)
  • Apr 28 Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor
  • Apr 29 Al Balding, Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1952), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 29 Renée Jeanmaire, dancer (Hans Christian Anderson), born in Paris, France