Famous Birthdays on June 24

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 242

  • 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)

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1850 Horatio Kitchener, British General who commanded British forces during the Battle of Omdurman (Sudan) and the Second Boer War who became British Secretary of State for War during WWI (1914-16), born in Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland (d. 1916)

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • 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, American 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, American composer (Passion of Dedipus), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922 Jack Carter [Chakrin], American comedian and 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)
  • 1947 Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef (Two Fat Ladies), born in London (d. 2014)
  • 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, American 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, American 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)
  • 1961 Iain Glen, Scottish actor (Game of Thrones, Resident Evil), born in Edinburgh
  • 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)