Famous Birthdays on June 24

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 240

  • 1244 Hendrik I, the Child, 1st count of Hessen (1256-1308)
  • 1322 Johanna, duchess of Brabant/Limburg (Joyful Entry)
  • 1343 Jeanne de Valois, Queen of Navarre (d. 1373)
  • 1380 Johannes van Capestrano, Italian saint
  • 1386 Giovanni da Capistrano, Italian saint (d. 1456)
  • 1485 Johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (d. 1558)
  • 1499 Johannes Brenz, German theologist (Dutch Brentians)
  • 1519 Theodore Beza, French theologian (d. 1605)
  • 1533 Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, English commander-in-chief in Netherlands
  • 1535 Joan of Spain, queen consort of Portugal (d. 1573)
  • 1542 St. John of the Cross, Spanish Carmelite mystic, saint, priest and poet (d. 1591)
  • 1546 Robert Parsons, English jesuit (A Letter Disclosure)
  • 1561 Rombout Hogerbeets, lawyer/pension minister of Leiden
  • 1590 Samuel Ampzing, poet (Taelbericht der Neth Spellinge)
  • 1619 Rijcklof Volckertsz van Goens, governor-general (Neth East Indies)
  • 1663 Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman (d. 1742)
  • 1669 Francois van Aerssen, Dutch vice-admiral (Suriname/Algeria)
  • 1687 Johann Albrecht Bengel, German scholar (d. 1757)
  • 1694 Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui, Swiss publicist (d. 1748)
  • 1704 Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, French writer (d. 1771)
  • 1746 Jean Baptiste Rochefort, composer
  • 1747 Johann Melchior Dreyer, composer
  • 1762 Johann Paul Wessely, composer
  • 1771 E I Du Pont, France, chemist/scientist (Du Pont)
  • 1774 François Nicolas Benoît, Baron Haxo, French general (d. 1838)
  • 1777 John Ross, British naval officer and explorer (d. 1856)
  • 1795 Ernst Heinrich Weber, German anatomist and physiologist (d. 1878)
  • 1797 John Hughes, archbishop, founded Fordham University in the Bronx
  • 1803 George James Webb, composer
  • 1804 Stephan L Endlicher, Austrian priest/botanist
  • 1804 Willard Richards, American religious leader (d. 1854)
  • 1808 Anna Caroline Oury, composer
  • 1811 John Archibald Campbell, Asst Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1889)
  • 1813 Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman/orator (Independent), born in Litchfield, Connecticut
  • 1820 Henry Rootes Jackson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1898)
  • 1822 Birkett Davenport Fry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • 1825 Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1844)
  • 1826 George Goyder, surveyor-general of South Australia (d. 1898)
  • 1832 Edward Harland, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1915)
  • 1838 Gustav von Schmoller, German economist (Lectern Socialism)
  • 1839 Gustavus Franklin Swift, founded Swift & Co
  • 1840 Louis Brassin, composer

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1842 Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist (Devil's Dictionary, Nuggets & Dust), born in Meigs County, Ohio (d. 1914)

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • 1847 Gervais Bernard Gaston Salvayre, composer
  • 1848 Brooks Adams, US philosopher (Theory of Social Revolutions)
  • 1850 Horatio Herbert Kitchener, County Kerry, Ireland, commander of the British forces during Anglo-Boer War
  • 1852 Victor Adler, Austrian Foreign minister (1918)
  • 1860 Mercedes of Orleans, queen of Spain (d. 1878)
  • 1865 Robert Henri, US painter, leader of Ashcan school of painting
  • 1870 Horatio Mbelle, Cape Colony, South African interpreter, community leader and politician
  • 1873 Thomas Carl Whitmer, composer
  • 1877 Aleksei M Remizov, Russian writer (Iveren)
  • 1879 Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer
  • 1882 Carl Diem, German Olympic official (d. 1962)
  • 1882 Athanase David, Canadian politician and businessman (d. 1953)
  • 1886 George Shiels, Northern Irish dramatist (d. 1949)
  • 1888 Gerrit T Rietveld, Dutch architect (Juliana Hall, Sonsbeek Pavillion)
  • 1891 Irving Pichel, actor/director (Mme Butterfly, Oliver Twist), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1893 Roy O. Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company and brother of Walt (d. 1971)

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1895 Jack Dempsey, American heavyweight boxing champion (1919-26) known as "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", born in Manassa, Colorado (d. 1983)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1897 Daniel K. Ludwig, American shipping magnate (d. 1992)
  • 1899 Bruce Marshall, writer
  • 1899 Chief Dan George, actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man. Smith!)
  • 1900 Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician (d. 1945)
  • 1901 Harry Partch, composer (Oedipus), born in Oakland, California
  • 1903 Ernest Leslie Bouts, motor-racing driver
  • 1904 Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], Linton, Indiana, American actor and singer (Anything Goes, Robin Hood)
  • 1904 Kurt Kusenberg, German writer (Wein Auf Lebenszeit)
  • 1906 Pierre Fournier, violon cellist (Paris Conservatoire), born in Paris, France
  • 1906 Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (d. 1971)
  • 1907 Jose de Lima Siquiera, composer
  • 1907 Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (d. 1989)
  • 1908 Hugo Distler, composer
  • 1908 Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (d 1987)
  • 1908 Alfons Rebane, Estonian military officer (d. 1976)
  • 1909 Milton Katims, conductor/violist (WOR-NYC), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909 William G Penney, British physicist (1st British Atom Bomb)
  • 1910 Denis Dowling, baritone
  • 1911 Juan Manuel Fangio, racing driver
  • 1911 Ernesto Sábato, Argentinian writer
  • 1912 Brian Johnston, cricketer (BBC radio commentator & cake connoisseur)
  • 1912 Norman Cousins, editor (Saturday Review)
  • 1912 Selwyn Powell, art editor
  • 1913 John Kubris, Czech resistance fighter
  • 1913 Max van Praag, Dutch singer
  • 1914 Pearl Witherington CBE, British WW II secret agent (d. 2008)
  • 1915 Charles James Dunn, Japanese scholar
  • 1915 Fred Hoyle, cosmologist (proposed steady-state universe theory)
  • 1916 John Ciardi, poet/critic (translated Dante)
  • 1919 Al Molinaro, actor (Murray-Odd Couple, Al-Happy Days), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin (d. 2015)
  • 1920 Bernhard Krol, composer
  • 1920 James Eric Storrar, fighter Pilot
  • 1922 Aadje [Alida WM] Lyre, Dutch twin daughter of Prince Hendrik(?)
  • 1922 Rietje [Maria SC] Lyre, Dutch twin daughter of Prince Hendrik(?)
  • 1922 Roy Elihu Travis, composer (Passion of Dedipus), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922 Jack Carter [Chakrin], American comedian/actor, born in Brooklyn New York (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • 1923 Margaret Olley, Lismore Australia, painter
  • 1924 Ranasinghe Premadasa, president of Sri Lanka (1989-93)
  • 1924 Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 2008)
  • 1924 Brian Bevan, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1991)
  • 1925 Len Jagger, English businessman/multi-millionaire
  • 1927 Joseph Pierce Jr, horse trainer
  • 1927 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist (Nobel 1995), born in New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Herbert C Klien, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
  • 1930 William B. Ziff, Jr., American publishing executive (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Billy Casper, American golfer and three time PGA Player of the Year (1966, 1968 and 1970), born in San Diego, California (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Leslie Cochran, peace activist and police critic, born in Miami, Florida (d. 2012)
  • 1932 David McTaggart, co-founder (Greenpeace)
  • 1934 Bob Holthus, horse trainer
  • 1935 Pete Hamill, journalist (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1935 Terry Riley, Colfax California, composer (Spectra)
  • 1938 Boris Lagutin, USSR, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)
  • 1938 Lowell Cross, composer
  • 1938 Lawrence Block, American writer
  • 1938 Don Mincher, Huntsville, Alabama, Major League Baseball first baseman, (d. 2012)
  • 1939 Henry Lawrence Garett III, Sect of Navy (1989-92), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1940 Vittorio Storaro, cinematographer (Taxi, Little Buddha, Dick Tracy)
  • 1941 Graham McKenzie, cricketer (prolific Australian pace bowler 1961-71)
  • 1941 Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French philosopher, psychoanalyst, and novelist
  • 1942 Gerhart Roth, Austrian writer, born in Graz
  • 1942 Michele Lee, actress/singer (Karen-Knots Landing, Love Bug), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Arthur Brown, England, rocker (Fire) [or May 24]
  • 1943 Georg Stanford Brown, actor (Terry Webster-Rookies), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1944 Chris Wood, rocker (Traffic)
  • 1944 Jeff Beck, Surrey England, singer/guitarist (Jeff Beck Group)
  • 1945 Betty Stove, Netherlands, tennis player (US Doubles 1972)
  • 1945 Colin Blunstone, England, rocker (Zombies-Never Even Thought)
  • 1945 George E Pataki, Peekskill NY, (Gov-R-NY, 1995- )
  • 1946 Ellison S Onizuka, Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast (STS 51C, 51L-Chal disaster)
  • 1946 Robert Reich, US Sec of Labor (Clinton)
  • 1946 David Collenette, Canadian politician
  • 1947 Walter Willison, Monterrey Park California, actor (McDuff the Talking Dog)

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1947 Mick Fleetwood, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way), born in London, England

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood
  • 1947 Marianne Delgorge, singer/actress (Ice Cream Soda)
  • 1947 Peter Weller, Stevens Point WI, actor (Robocop, Of Unknown Origin)
  • 1948 Patrick Moraz, Morges, Switzerland, progressive rock keyboard player (Yes, The Moody Blues)
  • 1949 John Illsley, Leicester England, rock bassist (Dire Straits)
  • 1950 Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, rocker (Black Uhuru), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1950 Leon J P M Frissen, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1950 Mercedes R Lackey, US, sci-fi author (Arrow's Fall, Magic's Pawn)
  • 1950 Nancy Allen, actress (Carrie, 1941, Robocop, Dress to Kill), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Ivar Formo, Norway, 50K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1951 Raelene Boyle, Australia, sprinter (Oly-Silver-72)
  • 1951 David Rodigan, radio DJ/actor
  • 1952 Stephen Pusey, British-born artist
  • 1953 Ivo Lill, Estonian artist
  • 1955 Loren Lloyd Roberts, San Luis Obispo CA, PGA golfer (Nestle-1994, 95)
  • 1955 Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Guru of Siddha Yoga
  • 1955 Betsy Randle, American actress
  • 1956 Joe Penny, English actor
  • 1957 Astro, [Terrence Wilson], England, rock vocalist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 1958 Victor M Gerena, security guard robbed $7 million (FBI wanted), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959 Andy McClusky, rocker (Orchestal Manoeveres in the Dark-Electricity)
  • 1959 Rob Delahaye, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1960 Juli Inkster, Santa Cruz CA, LPGA golfer (Dinah Shore-1984, 89)
  • 1960 Nate Carr, freestyle wrestler (Olympic-bronze-1988), born in Erie Pennsylvania
  • 1960 Trisha Meili, the "Central Park Jogger"
  • 1960 Karin Pilsäter, Swedish politician
  • 1960 Erik Poppe, Norwegian film director
  • 1961 Bernie Nicholls, Haliburton, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1961 Curt Smith, Bath England, rock bassist/vocalist (Tears For Fears)
  • 1961 Jim Laver Carter, Spring Lake NC, PGA golfer (1995 Anheuser-Busch)
  • 1961 Natalya Shaposhnikova, USSR, sidehorse vaulter (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1963 Duval Love, NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1963 Anatoly Borisovich Jurkin, Russian writer
  • 1963 Preki, Serbian-born American soccer player
  • 1963 Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (d. 2007)
  • 1964 Gary Suter, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, USA), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1965 Danielle Spencer, actress (Dee Thomas-What's Happening), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1965 Patrick Jeffrey, diver (Olympics-5th-96), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1965 Shane Churla, Fernie, NHL right wing (LA Kings, NY Rangers)
  • 1965 Uwe Krupp, NHL defenceman (Colo Avalanche, Germany 98), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1966 John Randle, Chicoutimi Que, golfer (1992 Canadian Tour Fall-3rd)
  • 1966 Adrienne Shelly, American actress, director and screenwriter (The Unbelievable Truth), born in Queens, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1967 Bill Huard, Welland, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • 1967 Crystal Carson, Spaulding NE, actress (Cartel, Julia-General Hospital)
  • 1967 Jeff Cease, guitarist (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1967 Olaf Hampel, WLAF offensive linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Rhein Fire)
  • 1967 Sherry Stringfield, Colo Springs Colo, actress (Laura-NYPD Blue, ER)
  • 1967 Richard Kruspe-Bernstein, German musician (Rammstein)
  • 1967 Janez Lapajne, Slovenian film director
  • 1969 Melissa Gurney, California, tennis player (Virginia Slims of SD, 1986)
  • 1969 Sean Maye, 400m/800m runner
  • 1969 Todd Lewis, 10k runner, born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1969 Sissel Kyrkjebø, Norwegian singer
  • 1969 Thabo Mngomeni, Cape Town, South African football player
  • 1970 Carlos Yancy, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • 1970 Glenn Medeiros, singer (Someday Love)
  • 1971 LaMonte Coleman, NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1971 Christopher Showerman, American actor
  • 1972 Jose Simon, WLAF defensive tackle (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 Mitch Berger, punter (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972 Shawn King, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1972 Robbie McEwen, Australian cyclist
  • 1972 Denis Zvegelj, Slovenian rower
  • 1973 Jere Lehtinen, Espoo Fin, NHL right wing (Dallas Stars, Oly-bronze-98)
  • 1973 Michael Cheever, corner (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1973 Alexander Beyer, German actor
  • 1973 Ji Jin Hee, South Korean actor