Birthdays in History on July 24

  • 1660 Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (d. 1718)
  • 1720 Louise Ulrike, queen of Sweden/wife of Adolf Frederik
  • 1725 John Newton, English cleric and hymnist (d. 1807)
  • 1738 Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, Dutch author/poet (Sara Burgerhart)
  • 1757 Vladimir Borovikovsky, Russian painter (d. 1825)
  • 1759 Victor Emmanuel I, King of Sardinia (1802-21)

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1783 Simón Bolívar, Venezuelan political and military leader (freed 6 Latin American republics from Spanish rule), born in Caracas (d. 1830)

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simon Bolívar
  • 1786 Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer (d. 1843)
  • 1794 Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist (d. 1865)
  • 1796 Herman van Sonsbeeck, Dutch lawyer/statesman
  • 1796 John Middleton Clayton, Delaware, (Sen-Del)/US Secretary of State (1849-50)
  • 1798 John Adams Dix, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1879)

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1802 Alexandre Dumas, French author (The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo), born in Aisne, France (d. 1870)

  • 1803 Alexander Jackson Davis, US, architect (gothic revivalist)
  • 1815 Antoine T D'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia) [or Jan 3, 1810]
  • 1817 Adolf WAKF, grand duke of Luxembourg (1890-1905)

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1821 William Poole, American gang member (New York City's Bowery Boys), born in Sussex County, New Jersey

Gang Leader Bill the Butcher
Gang Leader
Bill the Butcher
  • 1826 Francisco S Lopez, [Tiran], president of Paraguay (1862-70)
  • 1826 Ivan Bloch, Polish military theorist and peace activist (d. 1902)
  • 1827 Julius Adolph de Lagnel, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1912)
  • 1841 Raimundo Madrazo y Garretta, painter
  • 1851 Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (d. 1935)
  • 1856 Charles Émile Picard, French mathematician (d. 1941)
  • 1857 Henrik Pontoppidan, Denmark, writer (Promised Country, Nobel 1917)
  • 1858 Wolfgang Kapp, German politician (Kapp Putsch 1920)
  • 1860 Alfons Mucha, Czech artist (d. 1939)
  • 1862 Johan A de Sleeve, [Adwaita], philosopher/classical/poet (Brahman)
  • 1864 Frank Wedekind, German playwright (The "Lulu" plays)
  • 1867 Frederic Benson, novelist
  • 1867 Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet (d. the same day 1908)
  • 1870 Fred Law Olmsted Jr, landscape architect, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1874 Oswald Chambers, Scottish minister and writer (d. 1917)
  • 1877 Calogero Vizzini, Sicilian mafioso (d. 1954)
  • 1878 Lord Dunsany, [Edward JMD Plunkett], Irish sci-fi writer (Time & Gods)
  • 1884 Abraham Rutgers, Dutch governor (Suriname, 1928-33)
  • 1886 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japan, writer (Snow Dusting)
  • 1895 Robert Graves, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26], born in London, England
  • 1896 Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom)
  • 1897 Elmar Berkovich, Hungarian/Dutch designer (Eindhoven Theatre)
  • 1897 Karl von Mechow, German writer (Auf Dem Wege, Vorsommer)

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1897 Amelia Earhart, American aviator and 1st woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, born in Atchison, Kansas (d. 1939)

  • 1898 Frank Mortelmans, Belgian painter
  • 1900 Zelda Fitzgerald, 1st wife of F Scott
  • 1904 James R Killian Jr, MIT pres (1948-59)
  • 1910 Edward Ford, registrat Order of Merit
  • 1910 Harry Horner, stage/Film Designer
  • 1914 David Miles Bensuan-Butt, economist
  • 1914 Edwin Mirvish, owner (Old Vic)
  • 1914 Kenneth B Clark, Canal Zone, civil rights activist (Dark Ghetto)
  • 1914 Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American FDA Director (stopped thalidomide use in the US), born in Cobble Hill, British Columbia (d.2015)
  • 1915 Frank Thistlethwaite, vice chancellor (University of East Anglia)
  • 1915 Enrique Fernando, Philippino jurist (d. 2004)
  • 1916 John D MacDonald, novelist (Deep Blue Goodbye)
  • 1917 John Hillaby, writer/traveller
  • 1919 Robert Marsden Hope, Australian Justice (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Alexander H. Cohen, Broadway producer (Beyond the Fringe), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Bella Abzug, (Rep-D-NY, 1970-74)
  • 1922 Charles Mathias Jr, (Sen-R-MD, 1969-86)
  • 1922 Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer
  • 1924 David Loram, British vice-admiral (Supreme Allied Commander)
  • 1924 Janine Charrat, French ballerina/choreographer
  • 1924 Lord Digby, lord-lt for Dorset
  • 1925 Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica)
  • 1926 James Hele, high master (St Paul's School)
  • 1927 James J Howard, (Rep-D-NJ, 1965- )
  • 1929 Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist
  • 1929 Peter Yates, director (Breaking Away, Bullitt)
  • 1930 Boris Nikolayevich Belousov, cosmonaut
  • 1930 Charles Hambro, English banker/multi-millionaire/CEO (Hambros)
  • 1931 Ermanno Olmi, Italian director
  • 1931 Éric Tabarly, French sailor (d. 1998)
  • 1932 William D Ruckelshaus, headed Environmental Protection Agency
  • 1934 Thomas Ambler, CEO (Texaco)
  • 1934 Sante Kimes, American convicted con artist and murderess
  • 1935 Pat Oliphant, Australia, cartoonist (7 Pres: The Art of Oliphant)
  • 1935 Trevor Chinn, CEO (Lex)
  • 1936 Ruth Buzzi, Westerly RI, comedienne (Laugh-In, Margie-That Girl)
  • 1937 Baroness Blatch, British minister of state for Education
  • 1937 Quinlan Terry, architect
  • 1938 Colin Southgate, CEO (Thorn EMI)
  • 1938 Eugene J. Martin, American painter, artist
  • 1939 Barry [Norman] Malzberg, sci-fi author (Revelations, Beyond Apollo)
  • 1940 Carroll A Campbell Jr, (Rep-R-SC, 1979-86)
  • 1940 Stanley Hauerwas, American theologian
  • 1943 Henk Vos, chemical analyst/Dutch politician (PvdA) 2nd Chamber
  • 1945 Azim Premji, Indian businessman
  • 1947 Michael Coveney, drama critic
  • 1947 Neil McIntosh, CEO (VSO, Center for British Teaching)
  • 1949 Marjanne Sint, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1950 Goutam Ghose, director (Patang, Voyage Beyond, Paar)
  • 1951 Chris Smith, MP (Labour)
  • 1952 Vin Weber, (Rep-R-MN, 1981- )
  • 1953 Claire McCaskill, American politician, junior senator from Missouri
  • 1956 Charles Crist, Governor of Florida
  • 1964 Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese author
  • 1968 Colleen Doran, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1968 Malcolm Ingram, Canadian director
  • 1972 Rev. Jen Miller, American performance artist
  • 1976 Chris[tian] Patrick Raymond Ahrens, Whitefish Bay Wis, rower (Oly-96)
  • 1988 Luke Mitchell, Scottish murderer
  • 1993 Arissa Seagal, daughter of Kelly LeBrock & Steven Seagal
  • 1998 Bindi Irwin, Australian entertainer; daughter of Steve Irwin