Famous Birthdays on 24th February

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 254

  • 1103 Emperor Toba of Japan (d. 1156)
  • 1304 Muhammad ibn Battutah, Arab travel writer (Travels in Asia & Africa)
  • 1463 Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italy, scholar/platonist
  • 1500 Carlos V, King of Spain (1516-56)/Holy Roman Emperor
  • 1501 Sixt(us) Birck [Xystus Betulius], German writer (Suzanna)
  • 1536 Clement VIII, [Ippolito Aldofireini], Fano Italy, Pope (1592-1605)
  • 1545 Don John of Austria, Spanish military leader (d. 1578)
  • 1547 Jan of Austria, Spanish military man/land guardian of the Netherland
  • 1557 Matthias, Holy Roman emperor (1612-19), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1595 Matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet
  • 1597 Vincent Voiture, French poet (d. 1648)
  • 1619 Charles Le Brun, French artist (d. 1690)
  • 1622 Johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (d. 1665)
  • 1679 Domenico Natale Sarro, Italian opera composer
  • 1684 Catherine I, Empress of Russia 1725-27, Dorpat, Estonia
  • 1684 Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (d. 1738)
  • 1693 James Quin, English actor (d. 1766)
  • 1697 Bernard S Albinus, [Weiss], German surgeon/anatomist
  • 1704 Hubert Renotte, composer
  • 1709 Jacques de Vaucanson, French inventor (d. 1782)
  • 1717 Bernhard Hupfeld, composer
  • 1721 John McKinly, Ulster Ireland, American physician
  • 1723 John Burgoyne, British general (d. 1792)
  • 1766 Samuel Wesley, Bristol England, composer/organist (Exultate Deo)
  • 1771 Johann Baptist Cramer, German/British pianist/composer/publisher
  • 1774 Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (d. 1850)

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1786 Wilhelm Karl Grimm, Hanau Germany, story teller (Grimm's Fairy Tales)

  • 1786 Martin W. Bates. U.S. Senator from Delaware (d. 1869)
  • 1797 Samuel Lover, composer
  • 1809 Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel, governor/viceroy (Elzas-Lutherian)
  • 1811 Daniel A Payne, Bishop/reformer/educator of AME Church
  • 1811 Edward Dickinson Baker, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1861)
  • 1824 John Crawford Vaughn, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1875)
  • 1827 Charles Davis Jameson, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1831 Georg Leo earl von Caprivi, German chancellor/premier of Prussia
  • 1833 Eduard earl von Taaffe, Austrian premier (1868..93)
  • 1836 Winslow Homer, US, painter (Gulfstream)
  • 1837 Rosalía de Castro, Santiago de Compostela Galician writer and poet ('Séculos Escuros') (d. 1885)
  • 1838 Thomas Benton Smith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1923)
  • 1842 Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer
  • 1846 Luigi Denza, composer
  • 1848 C Grant B Allen, Canadian writer (Woman Who Did)
  • 1848 Johanna C P Barbiers, actress (Voddenraper of Paris)
  • 1848 Andrew Inglis Clark, Tasmanian politician (d. 1907)
  • 1852 George A Moore, Ireland, painter/novelist (Esther Waters)
  • 1854 Franz Courtens, Flemish painter (Golden Rain)
  • 1858 Arnold Dolmetsch, Le Mans, musician
  • 1860 Daniel Berkeley Updike, printer/publisher/writer (Printing Types)
  • 1866 Arthur Pearson, Wookey Somerset England, newspaper proprietor
  • 1866 Pyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev, Russian physicist (d. 1912)
  • 1866 Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (d. 1961)
  • 1872 John Jarvis, England, swimmer (won 108 titles)

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1874 Honus Wagner, Chartiers Pennsylvana, HOF shortstop (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1900-17)

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • 1876 Jean Poveigh, composer
  • 1876 Victor Moore, Hammonton NJ, comedian (Ziegfeld Follies, 7 Year Itch)
  • 1877 Rudolf Ganz, composer
  • 1877 Ettie Rout, New Zealand activist (d. 1936)
  • 1879 Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Sun)
  • 1885 Bert Lytell, actor (Henry-One Man's Family), born in NYC, New York

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1885 Chester Nimitz, US admiral (commanded Pacific fleet in WW II)

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • 1885 Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israeli Knesset (1949-59)
  • 1885 Juliusz Kaden-Bandrowski, Polish novelist/satirist (Black Wings)
  • 1885 Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1939)
  • 1887 Mary Ellen Chase, US linguistic/author (White Gate)
  • 1890 Antonio Massana, composer
  • 1890 Marjorie Main, [Tomlinson], Action Ind, actress (Another Thin Man)
  • 1898 Kurt Tank, German WW II aircraft designer
  • 1899 Jacob Presser, Dutch historian/writer (Down-fall)
  • 1905 E Boyland, biochemist
  • 1905 Guillaume Landre, The Hague, Dutch composer
  • 1906 Alexis Curvers, Belgian author (Tempo di Roma, Bourg-le-Rond)
  • 1909 August William Derleth, Sauk City Wisc, writer (Judge Peck Mysteries)
  • 1909 Jean Yves Morvan Marin, broadcaster
  • 1909 Max Black, Dutch/British/US philosopher (analytical philosophy)
  • 1909 Michael Francis Morris Lindsay, orientalist
  • 1910 Arthur Hazlerigg, British peer and cricketer (d. 2002)
  • 1911 Konrad Lechner, composer
  • 1912 Julius Kowalski, composer
  • 1913 Richard Murphey Goodwin, economist
  • 1914 David Langdon, cartoonist/illustrator
  • 1914 Zachary Scott, Austin Tx, actor (Spotlight Playhouse, Mildred Pierce)
  • 1914 Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Charles Henry "Harry" Urwin, trade unionist
  • 1916 Gene Mitchell, museum director
  • 1917 William Fairbank, Minneapolis, physicist (superconductivity)
  • 1919 Alan Hugh Iliffe, psychologist
  • 1919 Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
  • 1920 Frank Rogers, CEO (NPA Telegraph)
  • 1921 Abe Vigoda, actor (Barney Miller, The Godfather), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1921 Douglass Watson, Jackson GA, actor (Satan Murders, Another World)
  • 1921 Ingvar Lidholm, composer
  • 1921 Ludvig Aschkenazy, writer
  • 1921 Gaston Reiff, Belgian athlete (b. 1992)
  • 1922 Kanwar Rai Singh, cricketer (batted at MCG in Test for India 1948)
  • 1922 Richard Hamilton, painter
  • 1922 Steven Hill, actor (Goddess, Raw Deal, Yentl, Law & Order), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1923 David Soyer, American cellist
  • 1924 Lionel Dakers, director (Royal School of Church Music)
  • 1924 William Pillar, British admiral
  • 1926 Reginald Freeson, British MP
  • 1926 Jean Alexander, English actress
  • 1927 David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician
  • 1927 Emmanuelle Riva, French actress
  • 1928 Al Lettieri, actor (Deadly Kiss, Pulp, Mr Majestyk, Getaway), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Michael Harrington, St Louis, socialist/author (Fragments of Century)
  • 1929 David Houston, Major-General/Lord Lieutenant of Sutherland
  • 1929 Richard B Shull, Evanston Ill, actor (Diana, Holmes & Yoyo)
  • 1930 Barbara Lawrence, Carnegie, Oklahoma, American actress (Oklahoma!, A Letter to Three Wives), (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Brian Close, cricketer (played for England between 1949 & 1976), born in Rawden, West Riding (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Inge Bernstein, British judge
  • 1931 Lev Vasilyevich Vorobyov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1931 Maezumi Hakuyu Taizan Koun, teacher Rinzai/Soto lines of Zen Buddhism
  • 1931 Marta Marzotto, Italy, countess
  • 1931 Dominic Chianese, American actor
  • 1932 Andrew Jacobs Jr, (Rep-D-IN, 1965-73, 75- )
  • 1932 Everard Goodman, English real estate developer (TOPS Estates)
  • 1932 John Vernon, Canada, actor (Animal House, Chained Heat, Dirty Harry)
  • 1932 Michel Legrand, composer (Summer of '42, Windmills of Your Mind)
  • 1933 Judah Folkman, American cancer researcher
  • 1934 Bettino Craxi, Italy's 1st socialist premier (1983-87)
  • 1934 Flemming Nielsen, Denmark, soccer player (Olympic-silver-1960)
  • 1934 Frank Chapot, US, equestrian (Olympic-silver-1960, 1972)
  • 1934 Linda Cristal, Buenos Aires Arg, actress (Victoria-High Chapparal)
  • 1934 Renata Scotto, Savona, Italy, soprano and opera director (Violetta-La Traviata)
  • 1934 Shuko Mizuno, composer
  • 1934 Bingu wa Mutharika, Thyolo, Nyasaland (Malawi), Malawi President (2004-2012), (d. 2012)
  • 1937 Jerry Wiggin, British MP
  • 1938 James Farentino, actor (The Final Countdown), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Kathleen Richardson, president (Methodist Conference)
  • 1938 Phil Knight, American sportswear manufacturer
  • 1939 George Bain, principal (London Business School)
  • 1940 Jimmy Ellis, WBA heavyweight boxing champ (1968-70), born in Louisville, Kentucky, (d. 2014)
  • 1940 Theo Bosch, Dutch humanist/architect (Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam)
  • 1940 Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
  • 1940 Denis Law, Scottish footballer (Manchester United, Manchester City), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1941 Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
  • 1942 David K Williamson, Australian screenplay/playwright (Removalists)
  • 1942 Joe Lieberman, (Sen-D Connecticut)
  • 1942 Paul Jones, England, rocker (Manfried Mann-Mighty Quinn)
  • 1942 Stuart Henry, British disc jockey
  • 1942 Colin Bond, Australian racing driver
  • 1943 Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer
  • 1943 Terry Semel, American business executive
  • 1943 Pablo Milanés, Cuban musician
  • 1944 Barry Bostwick, San Mateo Ca, actor (Rocky Horror Show, Megaforce)
  • 1944 Nicky Hopkins, rock pianist (Stones-Ruby Tuesday, Quicksilver)
  • 1944 Sheila Larkin, American actress (Deborah-Storefront Lawyer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946 Anthony Mayer, chief executive (Housing Corporation)
  • 1946 Michael Radford, director (1984, White Mischief)
  • 1946 Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician
  • 1946 John Stapleton, English television presenter
  • 1947 Edward James Olmos, Cal, actor (Miami Vice, Stand & Deliver, Triumph)
  • 1947 Lonnie Turner, bassist/vocalist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
  • 1947 Rupert Holmes, English musician
  • 1948 Dennis "Minder" Waterman, actor (Fair Exchange), born in London, England
  • 1948 Peter Mond, 4th Baron Melchett
  • 1948 Lorri Menconi, playmate (Feb, 1969)
  • 1948 J. Jayalalithaa, Indian politician
  • 1948 Walter Smith, Scottish football manager
  • 1948 Tim Staffell, English singer
  • 1949 John Lever, cricketer (England lefty quick in 21 Tests 1976-81)
  • 1950 Cathy Mant, LPGA golfer
  • 1950 G J M Gazdar, computational linguist

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1950 George Thorogood, Wilmington, Delaware, American singer and guitarist (The Delaware Destroyers-Bad to the Bone)

Singer and Guitarist George Thorogood
Singer and Guitarist
George Thorogood
  • 1951 Derek Randall, cricketer (England batsman & animated cover fieldsman)
  • 1951 Helen Shaver, Ontario Canada, actress (WIOU, Praise of Older Women)
  • 1951 Debra Jo Rupp, American actress
  • 1952 Simon Weinstock, businessman/racehorse owner
  • 1952 Tom Burleson, USA, basketball (Oly-silv-1972) tallest Olympian-7'4"
  • 1954 Constantine Phipps, 5th Marquess of Normanby
  • 1955 Alain Prost, Formula One racing driver (Championships: 85, 86, 89, 93)
  • 1955 Bob Abrams, Ohio, rocker (Buckinghams)

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1955 Steve Jobs, American computer entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple (d. 2011), born in San Francisco, California

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs

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1956 Eddie Murray, 1st baseman (Orioles, Dodgers, Cleve Indians), born in Los Angeles, California

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1956 Paula Zahn, Napperville Ill, news anchor (ABC, CBS This Morning)
  • 1956 Judith Butler, American philosopher
  • 1957 Phil McConkey, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1958 Sammy Kershaw, Kaplan LA, country vocalist (Cadillac Style)
  • 1958 Susan Scannell, Lexington Mass, actress (Nicole-Dynasty)
  • 1958 Plastic Bertrand, Belgian singer
  • 1959 Beth Broderick, Falmouth KY, actress (Aunt Zelda-Sabrina)
  • 1959 Michael Roy Whitney, cricket (great NSW & Aussie lefty quick 1981-92)
  • 1961 Janice Gibson, LPGA golfer (1994 Youngstown-Warren-15th), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1961 Persijn "Dakota" Joling, Dutch rock guitarist/singer (Pilgrims-Red)
  • 1961 Ruud Really, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1962 Michelle Shocked, singer/musician
  • 1962 Outi Mäenpää, Finnish actress
  • 1963 Fuad Reveiz, NFL kicker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1963 Matias Carrillo, Mexican/US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1964 Andy Crane, British children's television presenter
  • 1964 Todd Field, American actor and film director
  • 1964 Bill Bailey, British comedian
  • 1964 Russell Ingall, Australian racing driver
  • 1965 Paul Gruber, NFL tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1965 Lloyd McGrath, former English footballer
  • 1965 Jane Swift, former acting Governor of Massachusetts
  • 1966 Billy Zane, actor (Orlando, Memphis Belle, Millions, Titanic)
  • 1966 Rene Arocha, Cubans/US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1968 John Velddman, soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1968 Vaughn Booker, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs)