Famous Birthdays on 24th December

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 204

  • 3 Galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)
  • 1167 John "without a land", King of England (1199-1216)
  • 1389 John VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)
  • 1475 Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)
  • 1491 Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)
  • 1508 Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567)
  • 1564 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver
  • 1588 Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631)
  • 1609 Philip Warwick, English writer and politician (d. 1683)
  • 1635 Mariana of Austria, second wife of king Philip IV of Spain (d. 1696)
  • 1653 Georg Motz, composer
  • 1679 Domenico Natale Sarro, composer
  • 1689 French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian
  • 1698 William Warburton, English Bishop of Gloucester (d. 1779)
  • 1714 Rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)
  • 1716 Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council
  • 1719 Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer
  • 1724 Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician and naturalist (d. 1811)
  • 1726 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer
  • 1745 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)
  • 1754 George Crabbe, Aldeburgh England, poet (Everlasting Mercy)
  • 1761 Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808)
  • 1761 Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (d. 1831)
  • 1773 Joseph Wolfl, composer
  • 1784 Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1803)
  • 1791 A Eugene Scribe, French dramatist (Bertrand et Raton)
  • 1798 Adam B Mickiewicz, Poland, national poet (Pan Tadeusz)

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1809 Christopher "Kit" Carson, Union brig-general/indian fighter/frontiersman, born in Madison County, Kentucky

Frontiersman Kit Carson
Frontiersman
Kit Carson
  • 1810 Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter (d. 1873)
  • 1812 Henry Russell, composer
  • 1812 Karl Eduard Zachariae, German jurist (d. 1894)
  • 1813 Henry Wellington Greatorex, composer
  • 1818 James Prescott Joule, physicist (discovered conservation of energy)
  • 1822 Charles Hermite, French mathematician (E is Transcendent)

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1822 Matthew Arnold, Laleham, Middlesex, poet/critic (Dover Beach), (d. 1888)

Poet/Critic Matthew Arnold
Poet/Critic
Matthew Arnold
  • 1824 Peter Cornelius, composer
  • 1826 Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer
  • 1829 Benjamin Ipavec, composer
  • 1829 Jose Rogel, composer
  • 1837 Sissi, Emperor of Austria
  • 1843 Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (d. 1886)
  • 1859 Roman Statkowski, composer
  • 1867 Manuel de Oliveira Lima, Brazilian historian/diplomat
  • 1867 Kantaro Suzuki, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1948)
  • 1868 Emanuel Lasker, Germany, world chess champion (1894-21)
  • 1869 Henriette GA Roland Holst-van der Schalk, Dutch poet (Women in Forest)
  • 1870 Rosario Scalero, composer
  • 1871 Henri Stroethoff, Dutch actor (A Chique Little Boy)
  • 1879 Stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, composer
  • 1879 Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (d. 1941)
  • 1880 Johnny Gruelle, Arcola Illinois, American cartoonist, children's book writer and creator of Raggedy Ann (d. 1939)
  • 1881 Bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, composer
  • 1881 Charles Wakefield Cadman, composer
  • 1881 Juan Ramon Jiménez, Spain, poet (Distant Gardens, Nobel 1956)
  • 1885 Arthur Dolphin, cricketer (Yorkshire & England keeper, later Test ump)
  • 1886 Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (d. 1962)
  • 1887 Louis Jouvet, Crozon France, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise)
  • 1889 Vladimir Sokoloff, Moscow Russia, actor (Road to Morocco)
  • 1893 Carl Brisson, Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Murder at the Vanities)
  • 1893 Ruth Chatterton, US actress (Madame X, Sarah & Son)
  • 1894 Georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot
  • 1895 E. Roland Harriman, American financier (d. 1978)
  • 1898 Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1967)
  • 1898 Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (d. 1959)
  • 1900 Joey Smallwood, Canadian politician, Premier of Newfoundland (d. 1991)
  • 1904 Daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist
  • 1904 Herbert D Riley, US vice-admiral (WW II, Guadalcanal, Okinawa)
  • 1904 Joseph Moses Juran, American industrial engineer and philanthropist.
  • 1905 Anna "Ans" van Dike ("the Young"), Jewish nazi collaborator
  • 1905 Howard Hughes, reclusive billionaire (Hughes Aircraft)/inventor
  • 1906 John Walker, museum director
  • 1906 Franz Waxman, German film composer (d. 1967)
  • 1907 I[sidore] F[einstein] Stone, US journalist (IF Stone's Weekly)
  • 1909 Adam Popovich, composer
  • 1909 Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Foreign Affairs (1956-68)
  • 1910 Betty Ann Davies, actress (Tough Guy), born in London, England
  • 1910 Fritz [Reuter] Leiber Jr, US, sci-fi author (Bazaar of the Bizarre)
  • 1910 Mitchell Ayres, Milwaukee Wisc, orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace)
  • 1910 Max Miedinger, typeface designer, famous for creating Helvetica in 1957. (d. 1980)
  • 1910 William "Bill" Pickering, NASA scientist (JPL), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • 1911 Eric Briault, educationalist
  • 1911 Malcolm MacEwen, writer
  • 1913 Karl Michael Komma, composer
  • 1914 Dorothy Hyson, actress (Ghoul, Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go)
  • 1914 Guus Verstraete Sr, [August de Graef], Dutch actor/dir (Black Magic)
  • 1917 Kim Jong-suk, Wife of Kim Il-sung, mother of Kim Jung-Il, "The Heroine of the Anti-Japanese Revolution" (d. 1949)
  • 1920 Dave Bartholomew, La, jazz artist/songwriter (Blueberry Hill)
  • 1920 Evgeniya Rudneva, Russian World War II heroine (d. 1944)
  • 1921 Bill Dudley, NFL halfback (Pittsburgh, Detroit, Washington)
  • 1921 Gerard Thomas Victory, composer

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1922 Ava Gardner, Smithfield North Carolina, American actress (On the Beach, Night of the Iguana)

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner
  • 1923 Wilton S Mkwayi, South African ANC leader
  • 1923 George Patton IV, American general (d. 2004)
  • 1923 Michael DiBiase, American wrestler (d. 1969)
  • 1924 Roy Miller, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1953, 23 & 0-28)
  • 1924 Willem Drees, economist/Dutch politician (DS'70)
  • 1924 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American singer (Working in the Coal Mines), born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 1986)
  • 1924 Grigory Kriss, Russian Olympic champion fencer
  • 1925 Mohd. Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer (d. 1980)
  • 1925 Yafa Yarkoni, Israel, singer (Road to Jerusalem, Don't Say Goodbye, Say I will see You) (d.2012)
  • 1926 Ronald Draper, cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1949-50)
  • 1926 Paul Buissonneau, French-born Quebec theatre director
  • 1927 Mary Higgins Clark, American suspense novelist (Cry in the Night, Stillwatch), born in Bronx, NY
  • 1927 Teresa Stich-Randall, US soprano (Vienna State Opera)
  • 1929 Noel Da Costa, composer
  • 1930 Robert Joffrey, [Abdullah Jaffa Anver Bey Khan], US, dancer
  • 1931 Jill Bennett, Malaysian actress (Lady Jane, Concrete Jungle), born in Penang
  • 1931 Mauricio Kagel, Argentina/German composer
  • 1932 [Michael] Colin Cowdrey, English cricket player, born in Ootacamund British India
  • 1932 On Kawara, Japanese conceptual artist
  • 1932 Cynthia Payne, English brothel madam, born in Bognor Regis, West Sussex (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Stjepan Mesić, president of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement and president of Croatia.
  • 1937 Félix Miéli Venerando, Brazilian football player
  • 1938 Ralp Inbar, Dutch TV host (Banana Split)
  • 1938 Valentim Loureiro, Portuguese politician, and former football chairman of Boavista F.C. and Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional
  • 1940 Anthony Fauci, US health official
  • 1940 Paul Tagliabue, NFL commissioner (1989- )
  • 1940 Sharon Farrell, Sioux City, Iowa, American actress (Lori-Hawaii 5-0, Young & Restless)
  • 1941 John Levene, British actor
  • 1943 Christiane Schmidtmer, Heidelberg Germany, actress (Ship of Fools)
  • 1943 Tatton Sykes, English baron/large landowner
  • 1943 Tarja Halonen, President of Finland
  • 1944 Erhard Keller, German FR, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
  • 1944 Mike Curb, Savannah Ga, singer (Mike Curb Congregation)
  • 1944 Oswald Gracias, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bombay
  • 1945 Lemmy [Ian Kilminster], heavy metal musician (Motorhead), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 2015)
  • 1945 Nicholas Meyer, director (Star Trek II Wrath of Khan)
  • 1946 John Akkerman, Dutch guitarist/composer (Focus-Can't Stand Noise)
  • 1946 Judy Tyler, LA CA, playmate (Jan 1966)
  • 1946 Brenda Howard, American bisexual activist (d. 2005)
  • 1946 Jeff Sessions, American politician
  • 1947 Kevin Sheedy, coach of Australian Football League club Essendon FC
  • 1949 Cameron Seward, LPGA golfer
  • 1949 Randy Neugebauer, American politician
  • 1949 Warwick Brown, Australian racing driver
  • 1950 Libbi Larsen, composer
  • 1950 Peter te Bos, Dutch singer (Claw Boys Claw)
  • 1950 Dana Gioia, American poet
  • 1951 Johnny Contardo, rocker (Sha Na Na-Shannon)
  • 1951 John D'Acquisto, baseball player
  • 1953 François Loos, French politician
  • 1955 Anwar Khan, cricketer (bowled four overs for Pakistan 1979)
  • 1955 Clarence Gilyard Jr, Moses Lake Wash, actor (Chips, Duck Factory)
  • 1955 Grand L. Bush, American actor
  • 1956 Stephanie Hodge, comedian/actress (I Madman, Happily Ever After)
  • 1957 Ian Burden, S Yorks England, rock bassist (Human League-Only Human)
  • 1957 Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan
  • 1957 Diane Tell, Quebec singer
  • 1958 Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer
  • 1959 Keith Deller, British darts player
  • 1959 Anil Kapoor, Indian actor

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1959 Lee Daniels, American director ("Precious", "Empire"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Director Lee Daniels
Director
Lee Daniels
  • 1960 Glenn McQueen, American animator (d. 2002)
  • 1960 Carol Vorderman, British television presenter
  • 1961 Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan Republic
  • 1961 Jay Wright, American basketball coach
  • 1961 Mary Barra, American CEO of General Motors (1st woman to head a global automotive company), born in Waterford, Michigan
  • 1962 Michael Ray, rocker
  • 1963 Mary Ramsey, singer (10,000 Maniacs)
  • 1963 Timo Jutila, Tampere FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
  • 1963 Jay Bilas, American basketball analyst
  • 1963 Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress
  • 1964 Elbert Shelley, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1964 Gary Muller, South Africa, tennis star
  • 1964 Marcel van der Net, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1964 Mark Valley, Odgensvurg NY, actor (Days of Our Lives)
  • 1965 Erika von Heiland, Angeles City Phil, US badminton player (Oly-92,96)
  • 1965 Michael Haynes, NFL wide receiver (NO Saints, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1965 Nancy Reno, Elmhurst Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • 1965 Winston Moss, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1965 Millard Powers, American musician and songwriter
  • 1966 Deidrich Bader, actor (Oswald-Drew Carey Show), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1967 Mikhail Shchennikov, Russian race walker
  • 1968 Joe Scuderi, cricketer (South Australian all-rounder)
  • 1968 Doyle Bramhall II, American guitarist
  • 1968 Marleen Renders, Belgian athlete
  • 1969 Kenny "Damn" Kelly, Paterson NJ, rapper (Riff-Judy had a Boyfriend)
  • 1970 Filmel Johnson, NFL defensive back (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1970 Marian Smerciak, Martin CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1970 Michael Batiste, NFL/WLAF defensive tackle (Cowboys, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Romeo Wouden, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Heerenveen)
  • 1970 Amaury Nolasco, American actor
  • 1970 Will Oldham, American singer and songwriter

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1971 Ricky Martin, San Juan, Puerto Rico, singer (Menudo)/actor (General Hospital)

Singer/Actor Ricky Martin
Singer/Actor
Ricky Martin
  • 1971 Tamir Bloom, fencer-epee (Olympics-96), born in NYC, New York
  • 1971 Christopher Daniels, American professional wrestler
  • 1971 Giorgos Alkaios, Greek singer
  • 1972 Alvaro Mesen, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1973 Eddie Pope, Greensboro NC, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96)

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1973 Stephenie Meyer, American author (Twilight Saga), born in Hartford, Connecticut,

  • 1974 Marcelo Salas, Chilean footballer
  • 1974 Ryan Seacrest, American television host
  • 1975 Natalie Ward, Australian softball shortstop/2nd baseman (Oly-br-96)
  • 1978 Yıldıray Baştürk, Turkish footballer
  • 1979 Chris Hero, American professional wrestler
  • 1980 Tomas Kalnoky, American musician (Streetlight Manifesto)
  • 1981 Dima Bilan, Karachay-Russian pop artist
  • 1982 Aiba Masaki, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1982 Robert Carmine, American singer
  • 1985 David Ragan, American race car driver