Famous Birthdays on July 24

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  • 1660 Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (d. 1718)
  • 1720 Louise Ulrike, queen of Sweden and wife of Adolf Frederik, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1782)
  • 1725 John Newton, English cleric and hymnist, born in Wapping, London (d. 1807)
  • 1738 Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, Dutch author and poet (Sara Burgerhart), born in Flushing, Netherlands (d. 1804)
  • 1757 Vladimir Borovikovsky [Vоlоdymyr Borovyk], Russian painter, born in Myrhorod (now Ukraine) (d. 1825)
  • 1759 Victor Emmanuel I, King of Sardinia (1802-21), born in Royal Palace of Turin, Italy (d. 1824)

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1783 Simón Bolívar, Venezuelan political and military leader (freed 6 Latin American republics from Spanish rule), born in Caracas (d. 1830)

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar
  • 1786 Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer, born in Cluses, Savoy, France (d. 1843)
  • 1796 Herman van Sonsbeeck, Dutch lawyer and statesman, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1865)
  • 1796 John Middleton Clayton, U.S. Secretary of State (1849-50) and U.S. Senator from Delaware, born in Dagsboro, Delaware (d. 1856)
  • 1798 John Adams Dix, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1879)

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1802 Alexandre Dumas, French author (The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo), born in Aisne, France (d. 1870)

  • 1803 Alexander Jackson Davis, American architect (gothic revivalist), born in NYC, New York (d. 1892)
  • 1807 Ira Aldridge, American famed 19th century African American Shakespearian actor (Othello), born in NYC, New York (d. 1867)
  • 1815 Arnaud-Michel d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1893)
  • 1817 Adolf WAKF, grand duke of Luxembourg (1890-1905)
  • 1818 Felix Godefroid, composer

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1821 William Poole, American gang member (New York City's Bowery Boys), born in Sussex County, New Jersey

Gang Leader Bill the Butcher
Gang Leader
Bill the Butcher
  • 1826 Francisco Solano Lopez, President of Paraguay (1862-70), born in Asunción, Paraguay (d. 1870)
  • 1826 Ivan Bloch, Polish military theorist and peace activist (d. 1902)
  • 1827 Julius Adolph de Lagnel, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1912)
  • 1832 Johann Christoph Lauterbach, violinist
  • 1841 Raimundo Madrazo y Garretta, painter
  • 1851 Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (d. 1935)
  • 1856 Charles Émile Picard, French mathematician, born in Paris (d. 1941)
  • 1857 Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish writer (Promised Country, Nobel 1917), born in Fredericia, Denmark (d. 1943)
  • 1858 Wolfgang Kapp, German politician (Kapp Putsch 1920)
  • 1860 Alfons Mucha, Czech artist (d. 1939)
  • 1862 Johan A de Sleeve, [Adwaita], philosopher/classical/poet (Brahman)
  • 1864 Frank Wedekind, German playwright (The "Lulu" plays)
  • 1864 Michel Gaston Carraud, composer
  • 1867 Fred Tate, English cricketer (father of Maurice, 1 Test, Eng v Aus 1902), born in Brighton, England (d. 1943)
  • 1867 Edward Frederic Benson, English novelist, born in Wellington College, Berkshire, England (d. 1940)
  • 1867 Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet, born in Apopa, El Salvador (d. the same day 1908)
  • 1870 Fred Law Olmsted Jr, landscape architect, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1874 Oswald Chambers, Scottish minister and writer (d. 1917)
  • 1877 Calogero Vizzini, Sicilian mafioso (d. 1954)
  • 1878 Lord Dunsany, [Edward JMD Plunkett], Irish sci-fi writer (Time & Gods)
  • 1880 Ernest Bloch, Geneva Switzerland, composer (MacBeth)
  • 1880 Kristian Hellström, Swedish athlete, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1946)
  • 1884 Abraham Rutgers, Dutch governor (Suriname, 1928-33)
  • 1885 Desider Antalffy-Zsiross, Hungarian organist/composer
  • 1886 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Snow Dusting), born in Nihonbashi, Tokyo (d. 1965)
  • 1888 Arthur Richardson, Australian cricket batsman (20's)
  • 1894 Walter Schulthess, composer
  • 1895 Robert Graves, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26], born in London, England
  • 1896 Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom), born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1897 Elmar Berkovich, Hungarian/Dutch designer (Eindhoven Theatre)
  • 1897 Karl von Mechow, German writer (Auf Dem Wege, Vorsommer), born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1960)

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1897 Amelia Earhart, American aviator and 1st woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, born in Atchison, Kansas (d. 1939)

  • 1898 Frank Mortelmans, Belgian painter
  • 1899 Chief Dan George, actor (Little Big Man)
  • 1900 Zelda Fitzgerald, 1st wife of F Scott
  • 1902 Hans Chemin-Petit, composer
  • 1902 Nora Swinburne [Leonora Mary Johnson], British actress (Quo Vardis, Dinner at Ritz, River), born in Bath, Somerset (d. 2000)
  • 1903 Robert Mills Delaney, composer
  • 1904 James R Killian Jr, MIT pres (1948-59)
  • 1904 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (d. 1991)
  • 1907 Hugh Charles, songwriter/impressario
  • 1908 Cootie Williams, American trumpeter (d. 1985)
  • 1910 Edward Ford, registrat Order of Merit
  • 1910 Harry Horner, Austro-Hungarian-born American stage and film designer (The Heiress), born in Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1994)
  • 1913 George H. Brown, English film producer (Hotel Sahara), born in London (d. 2001)
  • 1913 Johnny McAfee, singer (Sammy Kaye Show), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1914 David Miles Bensusan-Butt, English economist, born in Colchester, England (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Edwin Mirvish, owner (Old Vic)
  • 1914 Frank Silvera, actor (High Chaparral), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1914 Kenneth B Clark, Canal Zone, civil rights activist (Dark Ghetto)
  • 1914 Riccardo Malipiero, composer
  • 1914 Robert Emhardt, American actor (Another World, Underworld USA, Mooncussers), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American FDA Director (stopped thalidomide use in the US), born in Cobble Hill, British Columbia (d.2015)
  • 1915 Frank Thistlethwaite, vice chancellor (University of East Anglia)
  • 1915 Enrique Fernando, Philippino jurist (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Bob Eberly, Mechanicsville NY, singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band)
  • 1916 John D MacDonald, novelist (Deep Blue Goodbye)
  • 1917 John Hillaby, English writer and traveller
  • 1917 Robert Farnon, composer/conductor/arranger
  • 1917 Simon Slattvik, Norway, cross country ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1917 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer (d. 1999)
  • 1918 Ruggiero Ricci, composer/violinist (Paganini), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Robert Marsden Hope, Australian Justice (d. 1999)
  • 1919 Ferdi Kübler, Swiss cyclist (Tour de France 1950), born in Marthalen (d. 2017)
  • 1920 Alexander H. Cohen, Broadway producer (Beyond the Fringe), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Bella Abzug, (Rep-D-NY, 1970-74)
  • 1921 Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Charles Mathias Jr, (Sen-R-MD, 1969-86)
  • 1922 Leo Kraft, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1922 Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer
  • 1924 David Loram, British vice-admiral (Supreme Allied Commander)
  • 1924 Glenn Loren Glasow, composer
  • 1924 Janine Charrat, French ballerina/choreographer
  • 1924 Lord Digby, lord-lt for Dorset
  • 1924 Charles K. Johnson, American President of the Flat Earth Society, born in San Angelo, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1925 Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica)
  • 1926 Hans-Gunther Winkler, Germany, equestrian jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1926 James Hele, high master (St Paul's School)
  • 1927 James J Howard, (Rep-D-NJ, 1965- )
  • 1927 Wilfred Josephs, composer
  • 1929 Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1953-56)
  • 1929 Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist
  • 1929 Peter Yates, director (Breaking Away, Bullitt)
  • 1930 Boris Nikolayevich Belousov, cosmonaut
  • 1930 Charles Hambro, English banker/multi-millionaire/CEO (Hambros)
  • 1930 Jacqueline Brookes, actress (Jack & Mike, Another World), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1931 Ermanno Olmi, Italian director
  • 1931 Éric Tabarly, French sailor (d. 1998)
  • 1932 William D Ruckelshaus, headed Environmental Protection Agency
  • 1933 John Aniston, Crete, actor (Search for Tomorrow, Day of our Lives)
  • 1933 Doug Sanders, American golfer
  • 1934 Jimmy Holiday, American singer (How Can I Forget), born in Sallis, Mississippi (d. 1987)
  • 1934 Thomas Ambler, CEO (Texaco)
  • 1934 Willie Davis, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay)
  • 1934 Sante Kimes, American convicted con artist and murderess
  • 1935 George Varnals, South African cricket batsman (England 1964-65)
  • 1935 Les Reed, songwriter ("It's Not Unusual)
  • 1935 Pat Oliphant, Australia, cartoonist (7 Pres: The Art of Oliphant)
  • 1935 Trevor Chinn, CEO (Lex)
  • 1936 Mark Goddard, actor (Don West-Lost in Space), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1936 Ruth Buzzi, Westerly RI, comedienne (Laugh-In, Margie-That Girl)
  • 1937 Baroness Blatch, British minister of state for Education
  • 1937 Barry Lloyd Vercoe, composer
  • 1937 Quinlan Terry, architect
  • 1938 Colin Southgate, CEO (Thorn EMI)
  • 1938 John Sparling, NZ cricket all-rounder (11 Tests 1958-64)
  • 1938 Mike Mainieri, American vibraphonist (Steps Ahead), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1938 Eugene J. Martin, American painter, artist
  • 1939 Barry [Norman] Malzberg, sci-fi author (Revelations, Beyond Apollo)
  • 1939 Bob Lilly, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1939 Walter Bellamy, New Bern NC, NBA center (Knicks/Olympic-gold-1960), (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Carroll A Campbell Jr, (Rep-R-SC, 1979-86)
  • 1940 Stanley Hauerwas, American theologian
  • 1940 Dan Hedaya, American actor (Cheers, Marvin's Room, Clueless), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941 Barbara Love, american soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Chris Sarandon, WV, actor (Child's Play, Dog Day Afternoon, Lipstick)
  • 1942 Heinz Burt, Hargin Germany, rock bassist (Tornados)
  • 1943 Henk Vos, chemical analyst/Dutch politician (PvdA) 2nd Chamber
  • 1943 Lyudmila Bragina, USSR, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1944 Barbara Thompson, jazz musician/composer/bandleader
  • 1944 Jim Armstrong, rock guitarist (Them)
  • 1945 Azim Premji, Indian businessman
  • 1947 Geoffrey McQueen, TV Writer
  • 1947 M Jacques Fouroux, rugby player
  • 1947 Michael Coveney, drama critic
  • 1947 Neil McIntosh, CEO (VSO, Center for British Teaching)
  • 1947 Peter Serkin, American pianist (Tashi), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Robert Hays, Bethesda Md, actor (Airplane!, Starman, Scandalous)
  • 1947 Zaheer Abbas, cricketer (probably Pakistan's finest batsman ever)
  • 1949 Marjanne Sint, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1949 Michael Richards, American comedian (Fridays, Kramer-Seinfeld), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950 Goutam Ghose, director (Patang, Voyage Beyond, Paar)
  • 1950 Sam Behrens, actor (Jake Meyer-General Hospital, Sunset Beach, LA Law)
  • 1951 Chris Smith, MP (Labour)
  • 1951 Lynda Carter, Miss USA (1973) actress (Wonder Woman), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1952 Vin Weber, (Rep-R-MN, 1981- )
  • 1952 Gus Van Sant, American film director (Good Will Hunting), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1953 Jon Faddis, jazz trumpeter
  • 1953 Steve Grogan, NFL QB (New England Patriots)
  • 1953 Claire McCaskill, American politician, junior senator from Missouri
  • 1954 Philippe Alliot, race driver (grand prix)
  • 1955 Lubov Odinokova, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1956 Charles Crist, Governor of Florida
  • 1957 Dorothy Mays, playmate (Jul, 1979), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1957 Pam Tillis, American country singer (Melancholy Child), born in Plant City, Florida
  • 1957 Robbie Grey, English rocker (Modern English)
  • 1958 Mick Karn [Andonis Michaelides], English musician (Japan), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 2011)
  • 1959 Brian Fogt, Nike golfer (1992 Ft Wayne Open-7th), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1959 Edward Liddie, Union Ga, Judo fighter (Olympic-bronze-1984)
  • 1961 Kerry Dixon, English footballer
  • 1962 Kevin Butler, NFL kicker (Chicago Bears)
  • 1963 Julie Krone, Benton Harbor Mich, jockey (1st female to win Belmont-93)
  • 1963 Karl Malone, Summeerfield LA, NBA forward (Utah, Oly-2 gold-92, 96)
  • 1963 Paul Geary, heavy metal drummer (Extreme-More Than Words), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1964 Barry Bonds, American baseball left fielder (Pirates, SF Giants, 7X MVP), born in Riverside, California

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1964 Erminia Russo, Kelowna BC, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
  • 1964 Teri Schroeder, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13-1993), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1964 Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese author
  • 1965 Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player (Olympics-1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • 1965 Brian Blades, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1965 Joe Oliver, catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1965 Kadeem Hardison, New York, American actor (A Different World, The Sixth Man)
  • 1965 Doug Liman, American film director
  • 1966 Martin Keown, English footballer
  • 1967 Jasper Teule, Dutch rock singer/bassist (Pilgrims-Once to Everything)
  • 1968 John P Navin Jr, actor (Joey Elliot-Jennifer Slept Here), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Mark Gunn, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1968 Laura Leighton [Miller], American actress (Melrose Place, Pretty Little Liars), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1968 Kristin Chenoweth, American singer and actress
  • 1968 Colleen Doran, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1968 Malcolm Ingram, Canadian director
  • 1969 Chris King, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1969 Rick Fox, NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers, Boston Celtics)
  • 1969 Steve Jennings, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96), born in Washington, D.C.

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1969 Jennifer Lopez, actress and pop singer (Selena), born in The Bronx, New York

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez
  • 1970 Blaine Bishop, NFL safety (Houston Oilers)
  • 1970 Gerald Ressman, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1970 Philip Sykes, field hockey defender (Olympics-96), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1970 Stephanie Adams, NJ, playmate (Nov, 1992)
  • 1971 Dino Baggio, Italian footballer
  • 1971 John Partridge, English singer
  • 1971 Patty Jenkins, American film director (Monster, Wonder Woman), born in Victorville, California