Birthdays in History in 1924

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 289

  • Jan 3 Andre Franquin, cartoonist
  • Jan 3 Henry M Fazzie, South African Union/UDF-leader
  • Jan 3 Roy Harding, British teacher
  • Jan 3 Doug Ellis, British entrepreneur
  • Jan 4 Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (d. 1993)
  • Jan 5 Dr Gilbert Bogle, Australian scientist who died in the Bogle-Chandler case (1963)
  • Jan 7 Roloff Beny, Alberta, painter/photographer (A Time of Gods)
  • Jan 11 Sam B. Hall, American politician (d. 1994)
  • Jan 12 Jan Willem Radecker, sculptor/son of John Raedecker
  • Jan 13 Philip Rawson, artist/teacher
  • Jan 13 Paul Feyerabend, Austrian-born philosopher (d. 1994)
  • Jan 17 Jewel Plummer Cobb, educator/pres (California State U at Fullerton)
  • Jan 19 7th earl of Carnarvon, English large landowner
  • Jan 19 Jean Francois Revel, French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni Jesus)
  • Jan 23 Frank R Lautenberg, (Sen-D-NJ, 1982-2001, 2003-2013), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 24 8th earl Spencer, English large landowner/father of Diane
  • Jan 24 Robert Kastenmeier, Politician (Rep-D-WI, 1959-91), born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
  • Jan 26 Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician (d. 1998)
  • Jan 27 Kenneth Corfield, CEO (STC)
  • Jan 27 Rauf Denktasj, Turkish-Cypriot politician
  • Jan 27 William van Straubenzee, British MP
  • Jan 29 Brian Trubshaw, British test pilot
  • Jan 29 John Gregson, British Labour politician and Lord
  • Jan 29 Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)
  • Jan 29 Peter Voulkos, American artist (d. 2002)
  • Jan 30 Margaret Beda Nicholson, author (No Medals for the Major)
  • Jan 30 Lloyd Alexander, American writer (d. 2007)
  • Jan 30 Margaret Yorke [Margaret Beda Nicholson], Compton, Surrey, author (Patrick Grant novels), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 31 Robert Gatehouse, former High Court judge
  • Feb 1 H. Richard Hornberger, American writer (d. 1997)
  • Feb 1 Ben Weider, Quebec businessman and author
  • Feb 5 Robert Lynn, anarchist
  • Feb 6 Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Road to Rome)
  • Feb 6 Jin yong, Chinese novelist
  • Feb 7 Cathy Long, (Rep-D-LA, 1985-86)
  • Feb 11 Mary Tregear, Oriental art historian
  • Feb 12 Hans Berghuis, Dutch author/poet (3 Women, Adam)
  • Feb 13 Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French economist/politician
  • Feb 14 Countess Mountbatten, of Burma
  • Feb 16 James Swaffield, director-general (Swaffield & Clerk to the GLC)
  • Feb 16 Peter Webster, British High Court Judge
  • Feb 17 Gevork Vartanian, Iran, Soviet intelligence agent (Operation Long Jump), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 18 Humberto Fernández Morán, Venezuelan scientist (d. 1999)
  • Feb 18 Louis Laberge, Quebec labour union leader (d. 2002)
  • Feb 19 David Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player (d. 2006)
  • Feb 20 Gloria Vanderbilt, don't my jeans look great (poor little rich girl)

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Feb 21 Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean revolutionary, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (1980-87) and President of Zimbabwe (1988- ), born in Harare, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • Feb 24 Lionel Dakers, director (Royal School of Church Music)
  • Feb 24 William Pillar, British admiral
  • Feb 25 Peg Ridge, peace campaigner
  • Feb 26 Noboru Takeshita, Japanese PM (1987-89)
  • Feb 27 M M Shearer, former Lord Lieutenant of Shetland
  • Feb 28 Robert A Roe, (Rep-D-NJ, 1969- )
  • Feb 29 David Beattie, British governor-general of NZ
  • Feb 29 Otto Hutter, physiologist
  • Mar 1 Donald "Deke" Kent Slayton, Sparta Wisc, Major USAF/astro (Apollo 18)
  • Mar 2 Albert TLCA Vogel, Dutch elocutionist
  • Mar 3 Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter (d. 1995)
  • Mar 6 William H Webster, US, judge/head FBI/CIA
  • Mar 7 Eduardo Paolozzi, British sculptor (Hydra)
  • Mar 7 Kobo Abe, playwright (Woman, the Dunes), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Mar 8 Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer
  • Mar 15 Yuri Bondarev, Russian writer (Silence), born in Orsk
  • Mar 20 Hermann Guggiari, Paraguay, engineer and sculptor (Rejas, NNUU)(d.2012)
  • Mar 22 Al Neuharth, newspaper founder (USA Today)
  • Mar 22 Paul Fussell, Pasadena, California, historian (The Great War and Modern Memory), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 23 Peter Godfrey, chartered accountant
  • Mar 23 Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor (d. 1980)
  • Mar 24 Lorraine Gourley, LA CA
  • Mar 28 Gerhart Fritsch, writer
  • Mar 28 Peter Baer, artost/printmaker
  • Mar 31 Harry Cubitt, 4th Lord Ashcombe ("Mad Harry"), English landowner
  • Mar 31 Leo Buscaglia, "Dr Hug", psycholigist (Love), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 1 Brendan Byrne, Governor of New Jersey
  • Apr 2 Denis Rooke, CEO (British Gas)
  • Apr 3 Canon A D Caesar, Sub Dean (HM Chapels Royal)
  • Apr 4 Christopher Prater, screen printer
  • Apr 5 Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist/sculptor
  • Apr 7 Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian writer
  • Apr 8 Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English soldier and historian (d. 2006)
  • Apr 10 Kenneth Noland, American painter
  • Apr 12 Julius Moormann, student/resistance fighter (WW II)
  • Apr 12 Peter Safar, Austrian physician (d. 2003)
  • Apr 13 Jack Chick, American religious cartoonist (Chick tracts), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Apr 15 John Grigg, British historian
  • Apr 16 John Harvey-Jones, CEO (ICI)
  • Apr 17 Patrick Sergeant, founder (Euromoney Publications)
  • Apr 17 Althea T L Simmons, human rights activist/chief lobbyist (NAACP)
  • Apr 18 Henry J Hyde, (Rep-R-IL)
  • Apr 18 Lord Mason of Barnsley, MP (Lab)/British defense secretary
  • Apr 18 Raf de Linde, [Raphael van Hecke], author (Vaarwel on Gertrude)
  • Apr 20 Paul M Van Buren, US theologist (Theological Explorations)
  • Apr 21 Daniel Melnick, American producer, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 23 Colin Welch, columnist/critic
  • Apr 23 James Colin Ross Welch, journalist
  • Apr 23 Malcolm Anson, CEO (Wessex Water Authority)
  • Apr 24 Sir Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician
  • Apr 28 Kenneth David Kaunda, founder/president (Zambia, 1964-91)
  • May 1 Patricia Roberts Harris, 1st US African American woman cabinet member
  • May 1 Terry Southern, writer
  • May 2 Jamal Abro, Sindhi writer (d. 2004)
  • May 3 Yehuda Amichai, Israeli poet (d. 2000)
  • May 3 Ken Tyrrell, English founder of eponymous F1 racing team (d. 2001)
  • May 5 Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Buenos Aires, director (Monday's Child)
  • May 8 Tristan Jones, British sailor and author, born off Tristan da Cunha (d. 1995)
  • May 9 Bulat S Okudzjava, Russian author (Student!)
  • May 9 Gerard Wernars, Dutch graphic designer (Library stamps 1991)
  • May 11 Antony Hewish, radio astronomer
  • May 11 Eugene Dynkin, Russian mathematician
  • May 12 Alexander Esenin-Volpin, Russian mathematician
  • May 13 Harry Schwarz, South African MP and Ambassador to the US
  • May 13 Theodore Mann, American theatre producer and director
  • May 14 Sonia d’Artois, British Canadian WWII resistance agent, born in Eastchurch, Kent (d. 2014)
  • May 14 Brad Anderson, American cartoonist (Marmaduke), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 2015)
  • May 15 Jaime Garcia Terre, poet/essayist
  • May 15 Maria Koepcke, German ornithologist (d. 1971)
  • May 16 Dawda Kairaba Jawara, president (Gambia, 1970-94)
  • May 16 Frank F Mankiewicz, American columnist (Perfectly Clear), born in NYC, New York
  • May 17 Lord Tombs, CEO (Rolls Royce)
  • May 17 Thomas Baird, vice-admiral
  • May 20 Peter Shore, MP (Labour)
  • May 23 Desmond Carrington, British radio host (The Music Goes Round), born in Bromley (d. 2017)
  • May 23 Michael McCrum, master (Corpus Christi College Cambridge)
  • May 26 Cooper Evans, (Rep-R-IA, 1981-87)
  • May 28 Edward du Cann, CEO (Lonrho)
  • May 28 Lord Rippon, British MP
  • May 28 Reginald Eyre, solicitor/MP
  • Jun 1 William Sloane Coffin, American clergyman (d. 2006)
  • Jun 2 June Callwood, Canadian jounalist and activist (d. 2007)
  • Jun 3 David Richard Holloway, literary Editor
  • Jun 3 Michael Gow, commandant (Royal College of Defense Studies)
  • Jun 5 Kenneth Burslam Gardner, librarian/orientalist
  • Jun 8 Glidewell, Lord Justice
  • Jun 8 William Barlow, CEO (BICC)
  • Jun 8 Lyn Nofziger, American political operative (d. 2006)

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Jun 12 George H. W. Bush, 41st US President (R, 1989-93) and 43rd US Vice President (R, 1981-89), born in Milton, Massachusetts

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Jun 14 Vladimir Solouchin, Russian writer, born in Alepino (d. 1997)
  • Jun 15 Ezer Weizman, 7th President of Israel (d. 2005)
  • Jun 16 Sayed Idries Shah, thinker
  • Jun 17 Gotthold Gloger, writer
  • Jun 17 Henk J Hoekstra, president (Dutch Communist Party)
  • Jun 18 Liesbeth den Uyl-van Vessem, feminist/wife of Joop den Uyl
  • Jun 19 David Scott, British priest, Chaplain to the Queen (d. 1996)
  • Jun 19 Wassil Bykau, Belarusian writer, born in Bytschki, Vitebsk Region (d. 2003)
  • Jun 20 Rainer Barzel, German leader (CDU-CSU)/minister
  • Jun 20 Fritz Koenig, German sculptor (Sphere at World Trade Centre), born in Wurzburg (d. 2017)
  • Jun 21 Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalytic thinker
  • Jun 24 Ranasinghe Premadasa, president of Sri Lanka (1989-93)
  • Jun 24 Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 2008)
  • Jun 25 Sidney Lumet, director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 26 Peter Miles, British keeper of privy purse
  • Jun 26 Costas Axelos, Greek philosopher
  • Jun 27 Paul F Conrad, US cartoonist (Pulitzer 1964, 71, 84), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Jun 27 Efua Theodore Sutherland, writer
  • Jun 28 Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host
  • Jul 3 Geoffrey Sammons, senior partner (Allen & Overy)
  • Jul 3 S. R. [Sellapan Ramanathan] Nathan, 6th President of Singapore (1999-2011), born in Singapore (d. 2016)
  • Jul 5 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator (d. 2001)
  • Jul 6 Robert Michael White, American test pilot (X-15), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 11 Claus Bremer, German dramatist, born in Hamburg (d. 1996)
  • Jul 11 César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (d. 2005)
  • Jul 14 James W. Black, Scottish pharmacologist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 15 David Cox, warden (Nuffield College, Oxford)
  • Jul 15 Jeremiah A Denton, (Sen-R-AL, 1981-86)
  • Jul 18 Howard Roberts, choral director (Leslie Uggams Show), born in Burlington, New Jersey
  • Jul 18 John Cruickshank, French scholar
  • Jul 19 Sybren Polet, [Sijbe Minnema], Dutch writer/poet (Mannekino)
  • Jul 19 Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (d. 2005)
  • Jul 20 Hans Lodeizen, [Johannes A Frederik], Dutch poet (Inner Self)
  • Jul 20 Thomas Berger, American novelist (Vital Parts, Little Big Man), born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • Jul 23 Betsy Haworth, deacon/minister
  • Jul 24 David Loram, British vice-admiral (Supreme Allied Commander)
  • Jul 24 Janine Charrat, French ballerina/choreographer
  • Jul 24 Lord Digby, lord-lt for Dorset
  • Jul 25 Frank Church, (Sen-D-Id, 1957-81)
  • Jul 26 Elias Motsoaledi, South African Umkhonto we Sizwe-commandant
  • Jul 26 John Kilgour, director of prison medical services (Home Office)
  • Jul 27 Vincent Canby, critic (NY Times)
  • Jul 28 Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London)
  • Jul 29 Arnold Weinstock, English industrial/multi-millionaire (GEC)

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Jul 29 Elizabeth Short, American victim in the Black Dahlia case, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1947)

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short
  • Jul 30 William Gass, Fargo ND, novelist/philosopher (Omensetter's Luck)
  • Aug 1 Georges Charpak, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel Prize for Physics in 1992), born in Paris, France

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Aug 2 James Baldwin, American author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1987)

  • Aug 3 Leon Uris, novelist (Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 3 Max van der Stoel, Dutch Foreign minister (PvdA)
  • Aug 12 Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, leader of Pakistan (d. 1988)
  • Aug 13 John Milne, CEO (Blue Circles Industries)

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Aug 15 Phyllis Schlafly, right-wing crusader, Eagle Forum president, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)

Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly
Eagle Forum President
Phyllis Schlafly
  • Aug 15 Robert Oxton Bolt, playwright (A Man for All Seasons, Doctor Zhivago)
  • Aug 17 Evan S Connell, US writer
  • Aug 17 Helen Wallis, cartographer/librarian
  • Aug 17 John A Emmens, art historian/poet (Kunst & Vliegwerk)
  • Aug 17 Evan Connell, author (The Patriot), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • Aug 18 Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, President of Pakistan (1977-88)[or Aug 12]
  • Aug 21 Gerald D Lascelles, son of English princess Mary
  • Aug 22 Peter Allsop, publisher
  • Aug 23 Denis Sargan, econometrician
  • Aug 23 Ephraim Kishon, writer
  • Aug 23 Siti Hartinah Suharto, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia