Birthdays in History on January 24

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76 Hadrian, Roman Emperor (117-138, builder of Hadrian's Wall), born in Italica (d. 138)

Roman Emperor Hadrian
Roman Emperor
Hadrian
  • 1287 Richard Aungerville, English bishop (d. 1345)
  • 1444 Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1476)
  • 1638 Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet (d. 1706)
  • 1664 John Vanbrugh, dramatist/architect (baptized), born in London, England
  • 1670 William Congreve, English playwright (d. 1729)
  • 1674 Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. 1735)
  • 1679 Christian von Wolff, German philosopher
  • 1705 Farinelli, [Carlo Broschi], Andria Italy, castrato

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1712 Frederick the Great, King of Prussia (1740-86), born in Berlin, Prussia (d. 1786)

King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great
  • 1712 Georg F Schmidt, German engraver/etcher
  • 1724 Frances Brooke, English writer (d. 1789)
  • 1732 Pierre de Baumarchais, France, playwright (Barber of Seville)
  • 1742 Anne, Duchess of Cumberland and Strathearn (d. 1808)
  • 1746 Gustav III, king during Swedish Enlightenment (1771-92)
  • 1750 Wybo Fijnje, Dutch politician/patriot/journalist
  • 1754 Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor (d. 1820)
  • 1763 Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (d. 1831)
  • 1767 Antony CW Staring, Dutch lawyer/poet (Jaromir)
  • 1778 Charles F, duke of Berry/son of French King Charles X
  • 1779 Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden), Russian tsarina (d. 1826)
  • 1798 Karl von Staudt, German math professor (projective geometrician)
  • 1800 Edwin Chadwick, British social reformer
  • 1814 Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector
  • 1820 John Milton Thayer, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1906)
  • 1828 Adam Jacoby Slemmer, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
  • 1828 Ferdinand J Cohn, German botanist/publicist
  • 1832 John Pegram, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • 1848 Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (d. 1916)

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1862 Edith Wharton [-Jones], Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), born in New York City (d. 1937)

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton
  • 1864 Marguerite Durand, French feminist leader (d. 1936)
  • 1872 Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (d. 1943)
  • 1872 Ethel Turner, Australian author (d. 1958)
  • 1874 Arthur Schomburg (Arturo Alfonso), Puerto Rico, archivist of African American history and culture
  • 1880 Elisabeth Achelis, creator (World Calendar)
  • 1888 Ernst Heinrich Heinkel, German inventor (1st rocket-powered aircraft)
  • 1888 Hedwig "Vicki" Baum, Austrian/US author (Men Never Know)
  • 1891 Walter Model, German field marshal
  • 1895 Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Der Halbe Mensch)
  • 1895 Eugen Roth, German poet, born in Munich (d. 1976)
  • 1902 Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist
  • 1902 Walter Keirnan, New Havens Ct, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret)
  • 1902 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (d. 1965)
  • 1903 Robert Gwathmey, artist (Arts & Letters)
  • 1906 Norman Cook, British museum curator (d. 1994)
  • 1907 Alfonse Vranckx, Belgian lawyer/politician
  • 1907 Maurice Couve de Murville, France premier (1968-69)
  • 1911 C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore, US, sci-fi author (Judgment Night)
  • 1913 Mark Goodson, TV game-show proudcer (Goodson-Toddman)
  • 1915 Robert B Motherwell, US, painter (Elegies to the Spanish Republic)
  • 1916 John Corner, scientist
  • 1918 Oral Roberts, Pontotoc County Oklahoma, American Televangelist, founder Oral Roberts College
  • 1919 Nora Beloff, journalist/author
  • 1921 Bernard J Dwyer, (Rep-D-NJ, 1981- )
  • 1922 Charles Socarides, American psychiatrist (d. 2005)
  • 1924 8th earl Spencer, English large landowner/father of Diane
  • 1924 Robert Kastenmeier, Politician (Rep-D-WI, 1959-91), born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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1925 Maria Tallchief, American ballerina, born in Fairfax, Oklahoma (d. 2013)

Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Ballerina
Maria Tallchief
  • 1927 Paula Hawkins, (Sen-R-FL, 1981-86)
  • 1927 Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, British aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Desmond Morris, English zoologist (Human Ape, Body Language)
  • 1930 Bernard Matthews, English turkey farmer/multi-millionaire
  • 1934 StanisÅ‚aw Grochowiak, Polish poet (d. 1976)
  • 1936 Doug Kershaw, La, plays electric fiddle
  • 1940 Flip Buurmeijer, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1945 D. Todd Christofferson, LDS apostle
  • 1945 John Garamendi, American politician
  • 1946 Hubert M "Jubi" Kirindongo, Curacaos sculptor/painter
  • 1947 David Randall, British priest, founder of Cara (d. 1996)
  • 1947 Warren Zevon, rocker (Excitable Boy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 Elliott Abrams, asst secretary of state/supplied arms to the Contras
  • 1949 Bart Gordon, (Rep-D-TN, 1985- )
  • 1950 Benjamin Urrutia, Ecuadorian-born American writer
  • 1952 William F Readdy, Quonset Point RI, astronaut (STS 42, 51, 79)
  • 1959 David Mills, American author
  • 1961 Krasimir Mikhailov Stoyanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut
  • 1961 Vince Russo, American writer
  • 1972 Ulla Werbrouck, Belgian judoka and politician
  • 1974 Kristy Sargeant, ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1974 Layla Linn, Miss New Mexico USA (1996)
  • 1974 Shii Ann Huang, American game show contestant
  • 1975 Danielle Connors, Miss Virginia USA (1996)
  • 1993 Ashley Jade Stern, daughter of radio personality Howard Stern