Birthdays in History on September 24

  • 15 Vitellius, Roman Emperor (d. 69)
  • 1301 Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (d. 1372)

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1501 Girolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician and astrologer (Ars Magna-1545), born in Pavia, Italy (d. 1576)

Mathematician Girolamo Cardano
Mathematician
Girolamo Cardano
  • 1513 Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Sweden (d. 1535)
  • 1534 Guru Ram Das, 4th Sikh Guru (1574-81), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 1581)
  • 1564 William Adams, English navigator and 1st ever Western Samurai (d. 1620)
  • 1583 Albrecht Eusebius Wenzel von Wallenstein, German general
  • 1625 Johan de Witt, statesman/advisor of Holland
  • 1705 Leopold Josef Graf Daun, Austrian field marshal (d. 1766)
  • 1717 Horace Walpole, England, British horror writer (Castle of Otranto)
  • 1725 Sir Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer (d. 1803)

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1755 John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the United States (1801-35), born in Germantown, Virginia (d. 1835)

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Marshall
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
John Marshall
  • 1762 William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets)
  • 1801 Mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky, Ukrainian scientist (d. 1862)
  • 1802 Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (d. 1868)
  • 1817 Ramon de Campoamor Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Doloras)
  • 1821 Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda)
  • 1824 Truman Seymour, American artist and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1891)
  • 1825 Frances E W Harper, famous African
  • 1827 Henry Warner Slocum, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Pompey, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1829 James St Clair Morton, American engineer, author, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)
  • 1829 Charles S. West, Texas jurist and politician (d. 1885)
  • 1833 Henry Alanson Barnum, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Jamesville, New York (d. 1892)
  • 1848 Pieter Louis Tak, literary (The Chronicle)
  • 1858 Eugene Foss, 45th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1939)
  • 1860 Samuel Rutherford Crockett, novelist
  • 1870 Georges Claude, inventor (neon light)
  • 1878 C. F. Ramuz, Swiss writer (d. 1947)
  • 1884 Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer (d. 1953)
  • 1890 Alan Herbert, England, journalist/writer (Punch, Helen)
  • 1892 Adélard Godbout, premier of Québec (d. 1956)
  • 1895 Andre Cournand, physician

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1896 F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author (Great Gatsby, Zelda), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1940)

  • 1898 Charlotte D baroness of Pallandt, Dutch sculptress

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1898 Howard Florey, Australian pathologist and pharmacologist who purified penicillin (Nobel 1945), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 1968)

Pathologist and Nobel Laureate Howard Florey
Pathologist and Nobel Laureate
Howard Florey
  • 1899 Sir William Dobell, Australian portrait artist (d. 1970)
  • 1900 Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1955)
  • 1902 Cheryl Crawford, producer (Touch of Venus, Brigadoon)

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1902 Ayatollah Khomeini [Ruhollah Khomeini], Supreme leader of Iran (1979-89), religious figure and political leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, born in Khomeyn, Persia (d. 1989)

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1904 Owen Saunders, mechanical engineer
  • 1905 Severo Ochoa, Nobel Laureate (d. 1993)
  • 1909 Gerard Ciołek, Polish architect (d. 1966)
  • 1910 Cao Yu, Huaju writer (Peking Man), born in Tianjin, China (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Leonarda da Vinci MacLaren, founder (LSE)

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1911 Konstantin Chernenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1984-85), born in Bolshaya Tes, Yeniseysk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1985)

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
  • 1912 Ian Serraillier, children author
  • 1914 Sir John Kerr, 18th Governor-General of Australia, who dismissed Whitlam government (d. 1991)
  • 1915 Margarita J Aliger, Russian poetess (Zoja) [OS]
  • 1915 Seymour Egerton, CEO (Coutis Bank)
  • 1916 John Lapsley, British air marshal
  • 1917 Colin Cowe, senior bursar (Magdalen College Oxford)
  • 1917 William Putnam Bundy, editor (Lvaggerier & Vagaries), born in London, England
  • 1918 Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)
  • 1921 Leonard Overton, British glider pilot (Arnhem 1944)
  • 1922 David Lane, CEO (Commission for Racial Equality)
  • 1923 Ladislav Fuks, Czech writer, born in Prague (d. 1994)
  • 1923 Mervyn Brown, diplomat
  • 1924 Jean-Pierre Warner, British high court judge
  • 1924 Walter Fufido, Iwo Jima casualty (WW II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1925 Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist (d. 2004)
  • 1929 George McNicol, principal (Aberdeen University)
  • 1929 Edward M. Lawson, Canadian politician
  • 1930 John Watts Young, astronaut (Gem 3 10, Apol 10 16, STS 1 9), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1930 Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (d. 1998)
  • 1931 Brian Glanville, author/journalist
  • 1931 Cardiss Collins, (Rep-D-Illinois, 1973-97), (d. 2013)
  • 1932 Svetlana Beriozova, ballerina
  • 1933 Catherine Pestell, principal (Somerville College Oxford)
  • 1934 Bernard Nevill, textile designer
  • 1934 Manfred Worner, German general/sect-gen (NATO, 1988-94)
  • 1935 Lawrence Urquhart, CEO (Burmah Castrol)
  • 1937 Alan Grose, British vice-admiral
  • 1940 Yves Navarre, French writer (d. 1994)
  • 1945 David A[llen] Drake, US, sci-fi author (Cross the Stars, Rolling Hot)
  • 1945 Lou Dobbs, American journalist
  • 1946 Carson Van Osten, rocker
  • 1946 Jerry Donahue, rocker (Fairport Convention)
  • 1946 Richard Spring, British MP
  • 1946 Robert Jackson, MP/minister of British Civil Service
  • 1948 Bernadette Hingley, British priest
  • 1951 Douglas Kmiec, American legal scholar
  • 1952 Joseph P Kennedy II, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
  • 1954 Stephen Jones, art historian
  • 1955 Riccardo Illy, Italian politician
  • 1957 Brad Bird, American director (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles), born in Kalispell, Montana
  • 1966 Michael J. Varhola, American author
  • 1975 Kyle Turley, former National Football League offensive lineman
  • 1978 Tarek Saab, American TV show contestant
  • 1984 Szilvia Molnar, Swedish writer