Birthdays in History on June 24

  • 1244 Hendrik I, the Child, 1st count of Hessen (1256-1308)
  • 1322 Johanna, duchess of Brabant/Limburg (Joyful Entry)
  • 1343 Jeanne de Valois, Queen of Navarre (d. 1373)
  • 1380 Johannes van Capestrano, Italian saint
  • 1386 Giovanni da Capistrano, Italian saint (d. 1456)
  • 1485 Johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (d. 1558)
  • 1499 Johannes Brenz, German theologist (Dutch Brentians)
  • 1519 Theodore Beza, French theologian (d. 1605)
  • 1533 Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, English commander-in-chief in Netherlands
  • 1535 Joan of Spain, queen consort of Portugal (d. 1573)
  • 1542 St. John of the Cross, Spanish Carmelite mystic, saint, priest and poet (d. 1591)
  • 1546 Robert Parsons, English jesuit (A Letter Disclosure)
  • 1561 Rombout Hogerbeets, lawyer/pension minister of Leiden
  • 1590 Samuel Ampzing, poet (Taelbericht der Neth Spellinge)
  • 1619 Rijcklof Volckertsz van Goens, governor-general (Neth East Indies)
  • 1663 Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman (d. 1742)
  • 1669 Francois van Aerssen, Dutch vice-admiral (Suriname/Algeria)
  • 1687 Johann Albrecht Bengel, German scholar (d. 1757)
  • 1694 Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui, Swiss publicist (d. 1748)
  • 1704 Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, French writer (d. 1771)
  • 1771 E I Du Pont, France, chemist/scientist (Du Pont)
  • 1774 François Nicolas Benoît, Baron Haxo, French general (d. 1838)
  • 1777 John Ross, British naval officer and explorer (d. 1856)
  • 1795 Ernst Heinrich Weber, German anatomist and physiologist (d. 1878)
  • 1797 John Hughes, archbishop, founded Fordham University in the Bronx
  • 1804 Stephan L Endlicher, Austrian priest/botanist
  • 1804 Willard Richards, American religious leader (d. 1854)
  • 1811 John Archibald Campbell, Asst Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1889)
  • 1813 Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman/orator (Independent), born in Litchfield, Connecticut
  • 1820 Henry Rootes Jackson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1898)
  • 1822 Birkett Davenport Fry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • 1825 Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1844)
  • 1826 George Goyder, surveyor-general of South Australia (d. 1898)
  • 1832 Edward Harland, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1915)
  • 1838 Gustav von Schmoller, German economist (Lectern Socialism)
  • 1839 Gustavus Franklin Swift, founded Swift & Co
  • 1848 Brooks Adams, US philosopher (Theory of Social Revolutions)
  • 1850 Horatio Herbert Kitchener, County Kerry, Ireland, commander of the British forces during Anglo-Boer War
  • 1852 Victor Adler, Austrian Foreign minister (1918)
  • 1860 Mercedes of Orleans, queen of Spain (d. 1878)
  • 1865 Robert Henri, US painter, leader of Ashcan school of painting
  • 1870 Horatio Mbelle, Cape Colony, South African interpreter, community leader and politician
  • 1877 Aleksei M Remizov, Russian writer (Iveren)
  • 1882 Athanase David, Canadian politician and businessman (d. 1953)
  • 1886 George Shiels, Northern Irish dramatist (d. 1949)
  • 1888 Gerrit T Rietveld, Dutch architect (Juliana Hall, Sonsbeek Pavillion)
  • 1893 Roy O. Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company and brother of Walt (d. 1971)
  • 1897 Daniel K. Ludwig, American shipping magnate (d. 1992)
  • 1899 Bruce Marshall, writer
  • 1900 Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician (d. 1945)
  • 1904 Kurt Kusenberg, German writer (Wein Auf Lebenszeit)
  • 1907 Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (d. 1989)
  • 1908 Alfons Rebane, Estonian military officer (d. 1976)
  • 1909 William G Penney, British physicist (1st British Atom Bomb)
  • 1911 Ernesto Sábato, Argentinian writer
  • 1912 Norman Cousins, editor (Saturday Review)
  • 1912 Selwyn Powell, art editor
  • 1913 John Kubris, Czech resistance fighter
  • 1914 Pearl Witherington CBE, British WW II secret agent (d. 2008)
  • 1915 Charles James Dunn, Japanese scholar
  • 1916 John Ciardi, poet/critic (translated Dante)
  • 1920 James Eric Storrar, fighter Pilot
  • 1922 Aadje [Alida WM] Lyre, Dutch twin daughter of Prince Hendrik(?)
  • 1922 Rietje [Maria SC] Lyre, Dutch twin daughter of Prince Hendrik(?)
  • 1923 Margaret Olley, Lismore Australia, painter
  • 1924 Ranasinghe Premadasa, president of Sri Lanka (1989-93)
  • 1924 Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Len Jagger, English businessman/multi-millionaire
  • 1927 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist (Nobel 1995), born in New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Herbert C Klien, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
  • 1930 William B. Ziff, Jr., American publishing executive (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Leslie Cochran, peace activist and police critic, born in Miami, Florida (d. 2012)
  • 1932 David McTaggart, co-founder (Greenpeace)
  • 1935 Pete Hamill, journalist (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938 Lawrence Block, American writer
  • 1939 Henry Lawrence Garett III, Sect of Navy (1989-92), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1940 Vittorio Storaro, cinematographer (Taxi, Little Buddha, Dick Tracy)
  • 1941 Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French philosopher, psychoanalyst, and novelist
  • 1942 Gerhart Roth, Austrian writer, born in Graz
  • 1944 Chris Wood, rocker (Traffic)
  • 1945 Colin Blunstone, England, rocker (Zombies-Never Even Thought)
  • 1945 George E Pataki, Peekskill NY, (Gov-R-NY, 1995- )
  • 1946 Ellison S Onizuka, Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast (STS 51C, 51L-Chal disaster)
  • 1946 Robert Reich, US Sec of Labor (Clinton)
  • 1946 David Collenette, Canadian politician
  • 1947 Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef (Two Fat Ladies), born in London (d. 2014)
  • 1950 Leon J P M Frissen, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1950 Mercedes R Lackey, US, sci-fi author (Arrow's Fall, Magic's Pawn)
  • 1952 Stephen Pusey, British-born artist
  • 1953 Ivo Lill, Estonian artist
  • 1955 Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Guru of Siddha Yoga
  • 1958 Victor M Gerena, American security guard robbed $7 million (FBI wanted), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Trisha Meili, the "Central Park Jogger"
  • 1960 Karin Pilsäter, Swedish politician
  • 1963 Anatoly Borisovich Jurkin, Russian writer
  • 1963 Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (d. 2007)
  • 1972 Denis Zvegelj, Slovenian rower
  • 1976 Louisa Leaman, English author
  • 1979 Craig Shergold, British internet folklore subject
  • 1982 Brian Fitzgerald, American writer
  • 1982 Clint Bajada, Maltese television and radio presenter
  • 1985 Yukina Shirakawa, Japanese gravure idol
  • 1993 Primera, an Andean condor, hatched at Cleve Zoo, 5th born in captivity