Birthdays in History on November 24

  • 1273 Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (d. 1284)
  • 1394 Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (d. 1465)
  • 1420 John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (d. 1473)
  • 1583 Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (d. 1641)
  • 1615 Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (d. 1690)
  • 1630 Etienne Baluze, French scholar (d. 1718)
  • 1632 Baruch "Benedict" de Spinoza, Amsterdam, rationalist philosopher
  • 1642 Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, earl of Tourville/knight/admiral/marshal
  • 1655 Charles XI, King of Sweden (1660-97)
  • 1712 Willem Bachiene, theologist/geographer/astronomer (Ecclesiastical)

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1713 Junipero Serra, Spanish missionary priest who founded the 1st missions in California, born in Petra, Majorca (d. 1784)

Missionary Junípero Serra
Missionary
Junípero Serra
  • 1713 Laurence Sterne, Irish novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)
  • 1724 Maria Amalia of Saxony, queen of Spain (d. 1760)
  • 1729 Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (d. 1800)
  • 1740 John Bacon, English sculptor
  • 1745 Maria Louisa of Spain, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1792)
  • 1766 J J Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect/archaeologist
  • 1774 Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (d. 1857)

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1784 Zachary Taylor, 12th US President (Mar 5, 1849 - July 9, 1850), born in Barboursville, Virginia (d. 1850)

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor
  • 1801 Ludwig Bechstein, German poet (d. 1860)
  • 1806 Omar Pasha, [Michael Lats], Croatian governor/viceroy of Bosnia/Iraq
  • 1811 Ditler G Monrad, Danish theologist/bishop/premier (1863- )
  • 1811 Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1890)
  • 1815 James Trapier, N Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • 1815 Grace Darling, English heroine (d. 1842)
  • 1817 Juan de la Cruz Moreno Maisonave, Guatemala
  • 1824 Karel M M Verlat, Flemish painter/graphic artist
  • 1826 Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian author (Pinocchio)
  • 1829 William Passmore Carlin, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Greene County, Illinois (d. 1903)
  • 1833 Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (d. 1891)
  • 1849 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British-American playwright and children's author ("The Secret Garden"), born in Manchester (d. 1924)
  • 1853 Bat Masterson, American gunfighter (d. 1921)
  • 1859 Cass Gilbert, American architect (d. 1934)
  • 1864 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter (At the Moulin Rouge)
  • 1869 António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (d. 1951)
  • 1873 L Martov, [Yuly O Tsederbaum], Russian revolutionary
  • 1876 Walter Griffin, US architect, city planner; designed Canberra, Aust
  • 1877 Alben W Barkley, Graves County Ky, (35th Vice Pres-D-1949-53)
  • 1877 Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian CID Commissioner of Police (d. 1941)
  • 1878 Mark N Tod, English classicist/historian
  • 1884 Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School)
  • 1884 Itzhak Ben-Zvi, President of Israel (d. 1963)
  • 1886 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish artist (L'art et Son Avenir)
  • 1886 Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher (d. 1973)
  • 1887 Erich von Manstein, German military commander (d. 1973)
  • 1888 Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)
  • 1888 Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist (d. 1972)
  • 1889 Cissy van Marxfield, [Setske Beek-de Haan], Dutch author
  • 1893 Charles F. Hurley, 54th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)

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1896 Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Italian-American gangster of the New York mafia, born in Sicily, Italy (d. 1962)

  • 1899 Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (d. 1966)

  • 1901 Andre Victor Tchelistcheff, winemaker
  • 1906 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Air Bridge monument Berlin)
  • 1908 Harry Kemelman, US detective author (rabbi-omnibus)
  • 1909 Hotze de Roos, Dutch youth book author (Chameleon)
  • 1911 Walter Goetz, illustrator cartoonist/painter
  • 1912 Bernard Delfgaauw, Dutch philosopher (Johnson murderer!)
  • 1912 Garson Kanin, playwright/producer (Double Life), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1916 Forrest J Ackerman, invented the term "sci-fi"
  • 1919 John Silverlight, journalist
  • 1920 Anthony Griffin, sailor
  • 1920 Joseph Olutola Olu Odutola Oguntala, soho club owner
  • 1921 John V Lindsay, (Mayor-R/D-NY, 1965-73)
  • 1924 Victor Grinich, Croatian-American businessman (d. 2000)
  • 1925 William F. Buckley Jr, New York, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line)
  • 1925 Simon van der Meer, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1926 Alan Owen, English author (Maggie May, Ronnie Barker Show)
  • 1926 Tsung-Dao Lee, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1927 Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian writer (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Agustín Edwards, Chilean media tycoon (El Mercurio), born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Ronald V Dellums, (Rep-D-California, 1971- ), born in Oakland, California
  • 1938 Charles Starkweather, American Spree Killer (d. 1959)
  • 1938 Willy Claes, Belgian politician
  • 1938 Spencer Johnson, American author (Who Moved My Cheese?), born in Watertown, South Dakota (d. 2017)
  • 1940 Don Metz, American architect
  • 1940 Eric Wilson, Canadian children's author.
  • 1941 John de Andrea, US sculptor
  • 1942 Marlin Fitzwater, press secretary (George H. W. Bush)
  • 1943 Richard Tee, US pianist (Stuff, Strokin')
  • 1944 Claudia Dreifus, interviewer/author (7 Stories)
  • 1944 Dan Glickman, (Rep-D-KS, 1977- )
  • 1944 Jules Deelder, Dutch poet (T of Vondel)
  • 1944 Ibrahim Gambari, Nigerian scholar

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1946 Ted Bundy, American serial murderer during the 1970s, born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1989)

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • 1946 Penelope Jones Halsall (aka: Caroline Courtney, Melinda Wright, Lydia Hitchcock, Penny Jordan, Annie Groves)
  • 1948 Spider Robinson, Canadian sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Callahan's Secret)
  • 1949 Martin Duiser, pop producer (Vanessa, Lee Towers)
  • 1951 Chet Edwards, (Rep-D-Texas)
  • 1955 Takashi Yuasa, Japanese lawyer
  • 1955 Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Swedish politician
  • 1961 Carlos Carnero, Spanish member of parliament
  • 1961 Arundhati Roy, Indian activist and writer (The God of Small Things), born in Shillong, Meghalaya
  • 1966 Paul Robinett, American internet personality

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1968 Todd Beamer, passenger and hero on United Airlines Flight 93, born in Flint, Michigan

Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 Todd Beamer
Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93
Todd Beamer
  • 1975 Thomas Kohnstamm, American writer
  • 1985 Tony Hunt, National Football League player