Famous Birthdays on May 24

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  • 15 BC Julius Caesar Germanicus, Roman commander (d. 19)
  • 1522 John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)
  • 1544 William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)
  • 1605 Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
  • 1610 Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer
  • 1616 John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)
  • 1619 Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter
  • 1650 John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist
  • 1671 Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)
  • 1677 Alexandre de Villenueve, composer
  • 1689 Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician (d. 1769)
  • 1736 Juan de Sesse y Balaguer, composer
  • 1743 Jean-Paul Marat, France, revolutionist
  • 1751 Charles Emanuel II, King of Sardina (1796-1802)
  • 1753 Oliver Cromwell, decorated African American soldier who served with Washington in US War of Independence, born in Burlington, New Jersey
  • 1754 Giacomo Conti, composer
  • 1767 Joseph Ignaz Schnabel, composer
  • 1781 Louis-Francois Dauprat, composer/horn player
  • 1794 William Whewell, British philosopher (History of Inductive Science)
  • 1803 Charles LJL Bonaparte, Corsican/French prince of Canino/Musignano
  • 1803 Alexander von Nordmann, Finnish zoologist (d. 1866)
  • 1807 Cornelis E van Koetsveld, vicar/literature
  • 1807 Thomas Duncan, painter
  • 1810 Abraham Geiger, theologian/author/leader of Reform Judaism
  • 1811 Charles Clark, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1877)
  • 1816 Emanuel Leutze, US, painter (Washington Crossing the Delaware)
  • 1816 Robert Seaman Granger, (Union Army Bvt Major general, (d. 1894))

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1819 Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom and Ireland (1837-1901), born in London (d. 1901)

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • 1830 Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter (d. 1897)
  • 1831 Richard Hoffman, composer
  • 1836 Joseph Rowntree, British social reformer (d. 1925)
  • 1838 Paul Laband, German lawyer
  • 1840 Frederick Walker, painter
  • 1841 Charles Napier Henry, painter
  • 1841 Tito Mattei, pianist/composer
  • 1850 Ernest Albert Waterlow, water-color painter
  • 1852 Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, Scottish politician, born in London (d. 1936)
  • 1854 Louis Mountbatten, admiral (WW I)
  • 1854 John Riley Banister, American law officer and cowboy (d. 1918)
  • 1855 Arthur Wing Pinero, British playwright
  • 1858 Johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer)
  • 1863 George Grey Barnard, American sculptor (d. 1938)
  • 1866 Armando Frid, Argentina, live until July 28 1990 (124 years)
  • 1868 Charles E. Taylor, First aircraft maintenance professional (d. 1956)
  • 1870 Benjamin Cardozo, American jurist (d. 1938)
  • 1870 Jan Christiaan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa and proponent of Commonwealth & League of Nations (d. 1950)
  • 1878 Lillian Moller Gilbreth, engineer (CIOS Gold Medal-1954)
  • 1879 H. B. Reese, American inventor of Reese's and founder (d. 1956)
  • 1881 Mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer
  • 1882 Creighton Hale, Cork Ireland, actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East)
  • 1885 Susan Sutherland Isaacs, English educational psychologist (d. 1948).
  • 1886 Paul Paray, French conductor and composer (d. 1979)
  • 1887 Edward "Mick" Mannock, Irish WWI flying ace (d. 1918)
  • 1891 Benedictus H Danser, Dutch botanist
  • 1891 William F Albright, US old testament scholar/archaeologist
  • 1893 W H Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda)
  • 1895 H S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI)
  • 1895 Samuel I Newhouse, US millionaire publisher (Parade, Vogue, Glamour)
  • 1898 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)
  • 1899 Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times)
  • 1899 Henri Michaux, French poet (d. 1984)
  • 1900 Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete and politician (d. 1954)
  • 1900 Eduardo De Filippo, Italian actor and screenwriter (d. 1984)
  • 1901 José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1968)
  • 1903 Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)
  • 1903 Hilding Hallnas, composer
  • 1904 Kenneth Buckley, British rear-admiral
  • 1904 Patrick Johnson, English physicist (d. 1996)
  • 1905 Mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)
  • 1905 Zdenek Blazek, composer
  • 1906 Edmund Sargant, solicitor
  • 1906 John Mayo, director-general (Help the Aged)
  • 1908 Kresimir Fribec, composer
  • 1908 Michael Roberts, historian
  • 1909 Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)
  • 1909 Louis Fornberg, writer
  • 1909 Wilbur Mills, (Rep-D-Ark)/involved with Fanne Foxe
  • 1910 Margers Zarins, composer
  • 1910 Nils-Eric Fougstedt, composer
  • 1911 Barbara West, English survivor of the Titanic sinking (d. 2007)
  • 1912 Joan Hammond, Australian operatic soprano, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Joseph Anthony, [Deuster], US director/actor (Matchmaker, Tomorrow)
  • 1913 Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)
  • 1913 Willi Daume, olympic organizer
  • 1914 Clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man government)
  • 1914 George Tabori, Hungarian writer, born in Budapest (d. 2007)
  • 1914 Lilli Palmer, [Peiser], German actress (Cloak and Dagger), born in Pozen (d. 1986)
  • 1916 Roden Cutler, Governor (New South Wales)
  • 1917 Derek Hodgson, British high court judge
  • 1917 Lord Campbell of Alloway, QC
  • 1917 Theodore Hesburgh, president (Notre Dame), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1918 Coleman Young, 1st African American Mayor of Detroit, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 1918 D V Jennings, solicitor
  • 1919 Sid Couchey, comic book artist (Richie Rich), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), born in Tokyo (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Paul Bramley, oral surgeon
  • 1923 Siobhan McKenna, Ireland, stage actress (Saint Joan)
  • 1923 Seijun Suzuki, Japanese cult film director, born in Tokyo (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Francois J [Frank] le Roux, chief whip (South Afr Conserv Party)
  • 1925 Mai Zetterling, Vaeras Sweden, actress (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm)
  • 1926 Len Maddocks, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian mid-50's)
  • 1926 Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor (Mr Majeika), born in Glasgow
  • 1927 John Kelly Jr, US, sculls (Oly-bronze-1956)/brother of Grace Kelly
  • 1927 Martinus J Mentz, South African MP (Conservative)
  • 1927 Timothy Beven, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • 1928 Peter Griffiths, British politician (C), controversially won his seat (1964), born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire (d. 2013)
  • 1928 William Trevor, Irish-born writer (Children of Dynmouth, Fools of Fortune), born in Mitchelstown, Ireland (d. 2016)
  • 1930 Hans-Martin Linde, composer
  • 1930 Ivor Richardson, Judge (NZ Court of Appeals)
  • 1931 Michael Lonsdale, French actor
  • 1932 Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Bratkartoffeln Inbegriffen), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Elaine Malbin, opera singer
  • 1932 Graham Arnold, British artist (Brotherhood of Ruralists)
  • 1932 James Anderton, Chief constable (Manchester England)
  • 1932 Terence Heiser, British senior civil servant
  • 1933 Christopher Staughton, British Lord Justice of Appeal
  • 1933 Hemchandra Tukaram Dani, cricketer (Test Ind v Pak, 1-19, ct 1, DNB)
  • 1933 Joaquín Vaquero Turcios, Spanish painter
  • 1933 Tony Mullett, dir-general (National Criminal Intelligence Service)
  • 1933 Aharon Lichtenstein, Orthodox Jewish rabbi
  • 1934 Jane Byrne, (Mayor-D-Chic)
  • 1934 Barry Rose, English choir-trainer and organist
  • 1935 Joan Micklin Silver, American director
  • 1936 Harold Budd, American avant-garde composer, born in Los Angeles
  • 1938 Glen Hall, cricket leg-spinner (South African in one Test v England 1964)
  • 1938 Tommy Chong, Edmonton, Alberta, comedian/actor (Cheech & Chong)
  • 1938 David Viscott, American psychiatrist (d. 1996)
  • 1939 Gert J Schutte, Dutch MP (GPV)
  • 1940 Joseph Brodsky, USSR, author (Less than 1, Nobel 1987)
  • 1941 Andres Garcia, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, actor (Tiger Shark)
  • 1941 Baroness Hollis of Heigham, history lecturer (U of East Anglia)

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1941 Bob Dylan [Robert Zimmerman], American singer-songwriter (Blowin' in Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin') and cultural icon, born in Duluth, Minnesota

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1941 Brian Dennis, composer
  • 1941 Konrad Boehmer, composer
  • 1941 Martin Mogg, governor (British Durham Prison)
  • 1941 Tony Valentino, rocker (Standells-Dirty Water)
  • 1942 Ali Bacher, South African cricketer (South African batsman and captain in 60's)
  • 1942 Derek Quinn, guitarist (Freddie & Dreamers-I'm Telling You Now)
  • 1943 Gary Burghoff, actor (Radar - M*A*S*H), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1943 James Levine, British conductor
  • 1944 Patti LaBelle, [Holt], singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945 Priscilla Presley, American actress (Jenna-Dallas, Naked Gun), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Richard Ottaway, British politician (C), born in Sonning, Berkshire
  • 1945 Steven Norris, British MP
  • 1946 Irina Kirszenstein Szewinska, Lenningrad, long jumper (Oly-bron-1972)
  • 1946 Jeremy Treglown, English scholar/editor (TLS)
  • 1946 Steve Upton, rock drummer (Wishbone Ash-There's the Rub, Locked In)
  • 1947 Luke Rittner, sect-gen (Arts Council)
  • 1947 Mike Reid, Altoona Penn, country singer (Walk on Faith)
  • 1947 Martin Winterkorn, German automotive executive
  • 1949 John Illsley, rocker (Dire Straits)
  • 1949 Jim Broadbent, English actor (Iris), born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • 1950 Jo Ann Washam, LPGA golfer
  • 1950 Larry Seidlin, American judge
  • 1951 Rob Baker, rock drummer (Red Rider)
  • 1951 Ronald A Parise, Warren Ohio, PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67)
  • 1953 Alfred Molina, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears), born in London, England
  • 1953 Nell Campbell, [Laura], Australian actress (Rocky Horror), born in Sydney, New South Wales

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1955 Rosanne Cash, country singer (Seven Year Ache, I Wonder), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash
  • 1955 Thad Ackel, horse trainer
  • 1956 Helen Terry, rocker (Now You're Mine)
  • 1956 Michael Jackson, Northern Irish clergyman
  • 1957 John G Rowland, (Rep-R-CT, 1985- )
  • 1959 George Glanos, horse trainer
  • 1960 Pete Metzelaars, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, Lions)
  • 1962 Bev Lidyoff, Huntington Park Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1994)
  • 1962 Dorothy Trapp, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-96)
  • 1963 Gene Anthony Ray, dancer/actor (Leroy-Fame), born in Harlem, New York
  • 1963 Horace Holden Jr, slalom double canoe (Olympics-11th-96), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1963 Joe Dumars, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1963 Ken Ftach, tennis star, born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1963 Ivan Capelli, Italian racing driver
  • 1963 Michael Chabon, American author
  • 1963 Kathy Leander, Swiss singer
  • 1963 Rich Rodriguez, American football coach
  • 1964 Adrian Moorhouse, British 100m breaststroker (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • 1964 Elizabeth McColgan, British running star (world record 5 km indoor)
  • 1964 Pat Verbeek, Sarnia Ont, NHL forward (Team Canada, NY Rangers)
  • 1965 Chris Jorgis, US badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Palo Alto, California

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1965 John C. Reilly, American actor (Chicago, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1965 Shinichiro Watanabe, Japanese anime director
  • 1966 Tony Jones, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1966 Eric Cantona, French footballer
  • 1966 Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver
  • 1967 Heavy D [Dwight Errington Myers], Jamaican-American rapper, born in Mandeville, Middlesex (d. 2011)
  • 1967 Margaret Crowley, Australian 800m/1500m runner (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Steve McDonald, rocker (Redd Kross)
  • 1968 Jerry Dipoto, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1969 Martin McCague, cricketer (in Ulster AIS product, Eng quickie 1993-94)
  • 1969 Rich Robinson, rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker)
  • 1970 Jeff Zgonina, NFL defensive tackle (Carolina Panthers, Packers, Rams)
  • 1970 Nick Castaneda, pairs skater (& Dawn Piepenbrink), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1970 Tommy Page, Glenridge, New Jersey, American singer (I'll Be Your Everything)
  • 1971 Paul Ragusa, Bulach Switz, Canadian 48 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96)
  • 1971 Troy Barnett, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • 1972 Danny Bautista, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, outfielder (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1972 Petra Schwarz-Ritter, Vienna Aus, tennis star (1988 Futures-Bari-ITA)
  • 1972 Tito Paul, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1972 Viktor Ujcik, Jihlava CZE, hockey (Team Czech Rep)
  • 1972 Greg Berlanti, American television writer and producer