Famous Birthdays on March 24

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 240

  • 1188 Ferrand of Portugal, earl of Flanders/son of Sancho I
  • 1441 Ernst I, elector of Saxon (1464-86)
  • 1494 Georgius Agricola, Germany, mineralogist (De Re Metallica)
  • 1607 Michiel A de Ruyter, Dutch rear admiral (St Vincent, Dune)
  • 1628 Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1685)
  • 1630 José Saenz d'Aguirre, Spanish cardinal, born in Logro, Old Castile (d. 1699)
  • 1657 Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (d. 1725)
  • 1693 John Harrison, British clockmaker (d. 1776)
  • 1703 Jose F de Isla, [Francisco de Salazar], Spanish Jesuit/writer
  • 1714 Carlo Giovanni Testori, composer
  • 1725 Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina (d. 1813)
  • 1725 Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1788)
  • 1732 Gian Francesco de Majo, composer
  • 1733 Joseph Priestley, England, Birstall England, clergyman/scientist (discovered oxygen)
  • 1740 John Antes, American composer and missionary, born in Frederick, Pennsylvania (d. 1811)
  • 1749 Bernard Jumentier, composer
  • 1755 Rufus King, framer of US constitution
  • 1762 Marcos Antonio da Fonseca, Portugal, opera composer (Portogallo)
  • 1782 Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (d. 1836)
  • 1796 John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian politician (d. 1878)
  • 1797 Antonio Rosmini-Serbati, philosopher/founder (Institute of Charity)
  • 1802 Jacob van Lennep, attorney/Dutch MP
  • 1808 Maria Malibran, Spanish-French singer (d. 1836)
  • 1809 Joseph Liouville, France, discover of transcendental numbers
  • 1814 Galen Clark, US, naturalist/discovered Mariposa Grove
  • 1817 Aime Maillart, composer
  • 1820 Edmond Becquerel, French physicist who studied the solar spectrum, magnetism, electricity and optics (photovoltaic effect), born in Paris, France (d. 1891)
  • 1820 Fanny Crosby, American hymnist (d. 1915)
  • 1821 Elisa Felix, [Rachel], tragedienne
  • 1821 [George] Hector Tyndale, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1829 George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)
  • 1829 Ignacio Zaragoza, Mexican general (d. 1862)
  • 1830 Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (d. 1889)
  • 1834 John Wesley Powell, US, geologist/explorer/ethnologist
  • 1834 William Morris, England, designer/craftsman/poet/socialist
  • 1835 Josef Stefan, Austria, physicist (Stefan-Boltzmann law)
  • 1837 Philips, Count of Flanders Belgium
  • 1848 Honoré Beaugrand, Quebec journalist and newspaper publisher (La Patrie) (d. 1906)
  • 1850 Silas Hocking, British novelist and preacher (d. 1935)

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1855 Andrew Mellon, American banker (Mellon Bank), industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1947)

Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon
Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury
Andrew Mellon
  • 1855 Olive Schreiner, South African writer (Portrait of a South African Woman)
  • 1866 Jack McAuliffe, US lightweight boxing champ, hall of famer

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1874 Harry Houdini [Erich Weiss], Famous magician and escape artist, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1926)

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • 1874 Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president of Italy (1948-55)
  • 1878 Top Naeff, [Anthonetta van Rhijn-N-Naeff], Dutch writer
  • 1883 James I Wedgwood, British theosophist and bishop (Liberal Catholic Church), born in London (d. 1951)
  • 1884 Gino Marinuzzi, composer
  • 1884 Peter Debye, Holland, physical chemist (Nobel 1936)
  • 1885 Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (Olympics-4 gold-1904, 08)
  • 1886 Athenagoras I, Greek Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
  • 1886 Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)
  • 1887 Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, actor (Keystone comedies), born in San Jose, California
  • 1888 Jameson Thomas, actor (Farmer's Wife), born in London, England
  • 1888 Viktor Kingissepp, Estonian Bolshevik politician (d. 1922)
  • 1889 Albert Hill, British athlete (d. 1969)
  • 1891 Annie "Charley" Toorop, Dutch painter (3 Generations)
  • 1891 John Knittel, Swiss writer, born in Dharwar, India (d. 1970)
  • 1891 Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Soviet physicist (d. 1951)
  • 1893 George Sisler, American baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1895 Arthur Murray, dancer (Arthur Murray's Dance Party)
  • 1895 Sid Saylor, actor (Wally-Waterfront), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1896 Gianna Manzini, writer
  • 1897 Charles Eyck, Dutch painter/sculptor
  • 1897 Wilhelm Reich, Austrian-US psycho analysist (character analysis)
  • 1898 Dorothy Stratton, organizer (SPARS-women's branch of US Coast Guard)
  • 1898 George Alpert, railroad executive
  • 1900 June [Algeria Junius] Clark, musician trumpet
  • 1901 Ub Iwerks, American cartoonist (d. 1971)

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1902 Thomas E. Dewey, Governor of NY and Republican presidential candidate (1944, 1948), born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 1971)

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • 1903 Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939)
  • 1903 John Patrick Sutton Ludlow, actor (Agatha)
  • 1903 Malcolm Muggeridge, English writer (Observer of Life)
  • 1905 Andre Christiaens, Flemish writer (Unfindable Country)
  • 1905 Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (d. 2007)
  • 1906 John Cameron Swayze, news correspondent/spokesman (Timex) [OS]
  • 1906 Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet singer (d. 1984)
  • 1907 Janet Harmon Bragg, US pilot/columnist (Chicago Defender)
  • 1907 Lauris Norstad, US gen (NATO commander)/CEO (Owens-Corning Fiberglass)
  • 1907 Lucia Chase, US ballerina/co-founder (American Ballet Theater)
  • 1907 Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya, writer
  • 1907 Martin Kosleck, Germany, actor (Pursuit to Algiers)
  • 1907 Paul Sauvé, Quebec politician (d. 1960)

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1909 Clyde Barrow, American bank robber (of Bonnie & Clyde fame), born in Ellis County, Texas (d. 1934)

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • 1909 Thomas E "Tommy" Trinder, English radio comic/actor (Phoenix)
  • 1910 Jacques Chailley, composer
  • 1910 Richard Conte, actor (4 Just Men, Tony Rome, Hotel), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1911 Herman W "Fritz" Liebert, US OSSer/librarian (Yale curator)
  • 1911 Jane Beverly Drew, English modernist architect, born in Croydon (d. 1996)
  • 1911 Joseph Barbera, animator (Hanna-Barbera)

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1912 Dorothy Height, American civil rights and women's rights activist, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2010)

Women's and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Women's and Civil Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • 1915 Gorgeous George, American professional wrestler (d. 1963)
  • 1916 Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American novelist (d. 2006)
  • 1917 John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1917 Constantine Andreou, Greek-Brazilian artist (d. 2007)
  • 1918 Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter
  • 1919 Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind), born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1919 John J Duncan Jr, (Rep-R-TN, 1965- )
  • 1919 Robert Heilbroner, American economist (d. 2005
  • 1920 Gene Nelson, [Berg], actor (Tea For 2, Oklahoma), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1921 Wilson Harris, Guayanese author
  • 1922 Dave Appell, singer/musician/songwriter (In the Midnight Hour)
  • 1922 Dorothy Irene Height, president (national council of negro women)
  • 1922 Onna White, Canadian choreographer (d. 2005)
  • 1923 Edna Jo Hunter, expert on military families & prisoners of war
  • 1923 Murray Hamilton, Washington NC, actor (Rich Man Poor Man)
  • 1924 Lois Andrews, actress (Ganster, Rustlers, Desert Hawk)
  • 1924 Lorraine Gourley, LA CA
  • 1924 Norman Fell, actor (Mr Roper-3's Company, The End, Graduate), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1925 Duncan Wood, TV director/producer
  • 1925 Puig Aubert, French rugby league footballer (d. 1994)
  • 1926 Dario Fo, Italian playwright and performer (Nobel Prize Literature 1997), born in Sangiano (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Janos Decsenyi, composer
  • 1927 Martin Walser, German writer, born in Wasserburg am Bodensee
  • 1928 Byron "Yanks" Janis, McKeesport Pa, pianist (NBC Symphony Orch)
  • 1928 Vanessa Brown, actress (My Favorite Husband), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1929 Cuan McCarthy, cricketer (36 Test wkts for South Africa, 1 career no-ball)
  • 1930 Kenneth Nelson, Rocky Mount NC, actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family)

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1930 Steve McQueen, American actor (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape), born in Beech Grove, Indiana

  • 1931 Thelma Kalama, US, 4 X 100m relay swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1932 William Smith, Columbia Mo, actor (Rich Man Poor Man, Hawaii 5-0)
  • 1932 Yuri Anatoyevich Ponomaryov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 18 backup)
  • 1933 David Harries, composer
  • 1934 William Smith, American actor
  • 1935 Peter Bichsel, Swiss writer (Gruppe Olten), born in Bellach
  • 1936 Fredrick Kaufmamn, composer
  • 1936 David Suzuki, Canadian scientist and environmentalist
  • 1936 Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Benjamin Luxon, Redruth England, baritone (Owen Wingrave)
  • 1937 Bill Tillman, basebal player
  • 1937 Billy Stewart, US R&B singer (I Do Love You)
  • 1937 Erskine Sandiford, Premier of Barbados, 1987-94)
  • 1938 Larry Wilson, NFL back (Cardinals)
  • 1938 Holger Czukay, German musician (Can)
  • 1938 David Irving, British historian
  • 1940 Bob Mackie, Monterey Parks California, designer (Streisand, Cher)
  • 1940 Don Jardine, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1943 H Martin Lancaster, (Rep-D-NC)
  • 1943 Jesus Alou, baseball outfielder (SF Giants)
  • 1943 Marika Kilius, German FR, ice skating pair (Olympic-silver-1960, 64)
  • 1944 Denny McLain, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, 31 wins in 1968)
  • 1944 R. Lee Ermey, American actor
  • 1944 Vojislav Koštunica, Serbian Prime Minister
  • 1945 Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist
  • 1945 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2016)
  • 1946 Lee Oskar, Denmark, rock harmonicist (War-Why Can't We Be Friends)
  • 1946 Paul Williams, climber
  • 1946 Klaus Dinger, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk)

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1947 Alan Sugar, English multi-millionaire/computer manufacturer (Amstrad), born in Hackney, London

Computer Entrepreneur Alan Sugar
Computer Entrepreneur
Alan Sugar
  • 1947 Mike Kellie, rock drummer (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
  • 1947 Paul McCandless, rocker (Torches on the Lake)
  • 1947 Pieter W Coetzer, South African journalist/MP (NP)
  • 1947 Christine Gregoire, American politician, current governor of Washington
  • 1947 Meiko Kaji, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1949 Steve Lang, rock bassist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1949 Nick Lowe, England, rock vocalist (Rockpile-Cruel to be Kind)
  • 1951 Dougie Thompson, rocker (Supertramp-Bloody Well Right)
  • 1951 Earl Williams, American-Israeli NBA player, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania
  • 1951 Kenneth S Reightler Jr, Patuxent R Md, Cmdr USN/astro (STS 48, 60)

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1951 Pat Bradley, LPGA golfer (1981 US Women's Open), born in Westford, Massachusetts

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1952 Nicholas Campbell, actor (Nick-Insiders), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1953 Steve Lubbers, cricketer (capt of Dutch World Cup team 1996)
  • 1954 Donna Pescow, actress (Angie, Out of this World, Rainbow), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 Irina Ratushinskaya, Odessa Ukraine, disident poet (Beyond the Limit)
  • 1954 Robert Carradine, actor (Slim-The Cowboys, Wavelength), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955 Doug Jarvis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956 Ijaz Faqih, cricketer (Pakistan off-spin all-rounder in 5 Tests 80-88)
  • 1957 Scott J Horowitz, PhD/Capt USAF/astronaut (STS 75, 82), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1959 Renaldo Nehemiah, US, hurdler (110m at 12.93)/NFLer (SF 49ers)
  • 1960 Kelly LeBrock, American actress (Weird Science, Woman in Red), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Barry Horowitz, American professional wrestler
  • 1960 Nena, German pop singer
  • 1961 Dean Jones, cricketer (dashing Australian batsman & fielder 1984-92)
  • 1961 James T Gallagher Jr, PGA golfer (1990 Greater Milw), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1962 Penny Hammel, Decatur IL, LPGA golfer (Jamie Farr Toledo-1985, 89)
  • 1962 Star Jones, attorney/TV hostess (NBC, Inside Edition)
  • 1962 Angèle Dubeau, Canadian violinist
  • 1963 Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch soccer goalie (Vitesse, Manchester)
  • 1963 Sammy Giammatva, tennis star, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1964 Hans Schwaier, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1965 Angela Zuckerman, speed skater (Olympics-1994), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1965 Ben Torriero, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1965 Jeff Reese, Brantford, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1965 Marian Vajda, Czech, tennis star
  • 1965 Peter Jacobson, American actor
  • 1965 Gurmit Singh, Singaporean actor
  • 1965 The Undertaker, American professional wrestler
  • 1966 Penny Toler, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
  • 1966 Tatjana Patitz, model/actress (Rising Sun), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1967 Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel, Fla, tennis player (Virginia Slims of Ark 1987)
  • 1967 Richard Gillam, pairs skater (& Erin Moorad), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969 Yoko Zetterlund, volleyball setter (Olympics-bronze-92, 96), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1970 Lara Flynn Boyle, Davenport Iowa, actress (Donna Hayward-Twin Peaks)
  • 1970 Marques Bragg, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1970 Mike Vanderjagt, CFL kicker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1970 Shannon Lemora, Baton Rouge Louisiana, 1.5k runner
  • 1970 Judith Draxler, Austrian swimmer
  • 1971 Megyn Price, American actress
  • 1972 Steve Karsay, American baseball player
  • 1973 Atle Larsen, WLAF kicker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1973 Chip McCaw, volleyball setter (Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois