Birthdays in History on May 24

  • 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
  • 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)
  • 1689 Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician (d. 1769)
  • 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
  • 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)

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  • 1830 Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter (d. 1897)
  • 1836 Joseph Rowntree, British social reformer (d. 1925)
  • 1838 Paul Laband, German lawyer
  • 1840 Frederick Walker, painter
  • 1841 Charles Napier Henry, painter
  • 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)
  • 1885 Susan Sutherland Isaacs, English educational psychologist (d. 1948).
  • 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 Samuel I Newhouse, US millionaire publisher (Parade, Vogue, Glamour)
  • 1898 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)
  • 1899 Henri Michaux, French poet (d. 1984)
  • 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)
  • 1906 Edmund Sargant, solicitor
  • 1906 John Mayo, director-general (Help the Aged)
  • 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
  • 1911 Barbara West, English survivor of the Titanic sinking (d. 2007)
  • 1914 Clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man government)
  • 1914 George Tabori, Hungarian writer, born in Budapest (d. 2007)
  • 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)
  • 1923 Paul Bramley, oral surgeon
  • 1925 Francois J [Frank] le Roux, chief whip (South Afr Conserv Party)
  • 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 Ivor Richardson, Judge (NZ Court of Appeals)
  • 1932 Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Bratkartoffeln Inbegriffen), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 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 JoaquĆ­n 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)
  • 1935 Joan Micklin Silver, American director
  • 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 Baroness Hollis of Heigham, history lecturer (U of East Anglia)
  • 1941 Martin Mogg, governor (British Durham Prison)
  • 1945 Richard Ottaway, British politician (C), born in Sonning, Berkshire
  • 1945 Steven Norris, British MP
  • 1946 Jeremy Treglown, English scholar/editor (TLS)
  • 1947 Luke Rittner, sect-gen (Arts Council)
  • 1947 Martin Winterkorn, German automotive executive
  • 1950 Larry Seidlin, American judge
  • 1951 Ronald A Parise, Warren Ohio, PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67)
  • 1956 Michael Jackson, Northern Irish clergyman
  • 1957 John G Rowland, (Rep-R-CT, 1985- )
  • 1963 Michael Chabon, American author
  • 1965 Shinichiro Watanabe, Japanese anime director
  • 1972 Viktor Ujcik, Jihlava CZE, hockey (Team Czech Rep)
  • 1976 Bob Maesen, Belgian flatwater canoer
  • 1978 Brian Ching, American footballer
  • 1979 Frank Mir, American UFC fighter
  • 1982 DaMarcus Beasley, American footballer
  • 1983 Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, Anglo-Australian videogame creator and critic
  • 1995 Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein
  • 1996 Matthew Eappen, baby killed by nanny Louise Woodward, born in Boston, Massachusetts