Famous Birthdays on April 24

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 220

  • 1533 William I, Prince of Orange (1544-84), born in Dillenburg, County of Nassau, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1584)
  • 1538 Gugliemo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat (1550-87), born in Mantua, Italy (d. 1587)
  • 1581 Vincent de Paul, French Roman Catholic Saint, born in Pouy, Gascony, France (d. 1660)
  • 1594 Benedikt Lechler, German composer, born in Füssen, Germany (d. 1659)
  • 1620 John Graunt, English statistician, founder of science of demography, born in London (d. 1674)
  • 1660 Cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter and engraver, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1704)
  • 1670 Christian Ludwig Boxberg, German composer, born in Sondershausen, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1729)
  • 1706 Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian Conventual Franciscan friar and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1784)
  • 1718 Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born portrait and miniature painter, born in Dublin (d. 1784)
  • 1721 Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theorist and violist, baptised in Saalfeld, Germany (d. 1783
  • 1742 Roman Hoffstetter, German classical composer, born in Weikersheim, Germany (d. 1815)
  • 1743 Edmund Cartwright, English inventor (power loom), born in Marnham, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1823)
  • 1750 Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1840)
  • 1766 Robert Bailey Thomas, American journalist and founder (The Farmer's Almanac), born in Grafton, Massachusetts (d. 1846)
  • 1773 Harman W Muntinghe, Dutch lawyer and colonial director, born in Amsterdam (d. 1827)
  • 1784 Peter Vivian Daniel, American jurist, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1841-60), born in Stafford County, Virginia (d. 1860)
  • 1791 Nikolaj Bestuzhev, Russian Navy officer, writer and painter (Decembrist revolt), born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1855)
  • 1796 Karl Leberecht Immermann, German writer, born in Magdeburg (d. 1840)
  • 1804 Thomas Oliver Selfridge, American Navy Officer (d. 1902)
  • 1807 Charles Ferguson Smith, American Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1862)
  • 1814 Vicente Fidel López, Argentine historian (La Novia del Hereje), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1903)
  • 1815 Anthony Trollope, English novelist and poet (Barchester Towers), born in London (d. 1882)
  • 1815 James E. Harrison, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Greenville District, South Carolina (d. 1875)
  • 1822 Erastus Barnard Tyler, American businessman, merchant, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in West Bloomfield, New York (d. 1891)
  • 1824 François Fournier, Swiss-French postage stamp forger, born in Croix-de-Rozon, Switzerland (d. 1917)
  • 1828 Robert Brank Vance, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina (1873-85), born in Buncombe, North Carolina (d. 1899)
  • 1829 George Peabody Estey, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (d. 1881)
  • 1836 Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1916)
  • 1837 Friedrich von Holstein, German civil servant (head of the political department of the German Foreign Office), born in Schwedt, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1909)
  • 1845 Carl Spitteler, Swiss poet (Prometheus & Epimetheus; Nobel 1919), born in Liestal, Switzerland (d. 1924)
  • 1849 Joseph Gallieni, French general (Battle of Marne) and military governor of Paris, born in Saint-Béat, France (d. 1916)
  • 1851 Eduardo Acevedo Díaz, Uruguayan writer (Ismael, Grito de Gloria), born in Uruguay, Montevideo (d. 1921)

Person of interestPhilippe Pétain

1856 Philippe Pétain, French marshal and Chief of the French State (1940-44), born in Cauchy-à-la-Tour, France (d. 1951)

French General Philippe Pétain
French General
Philippe Pétain
  • 1864 George August Alexander Alting von Geusau, Dutch Minister of War (1918-20), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1937)
  • 1867 Fannie Thomas, American who became the oldest known American at her death (113 years 273 days at death), born in Denver, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • 1873 Theodor Korner von Siegringen, 5th President of Austria (1951-57), born in Újszőny by Komorn, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1874 John Russell Pope, American architect (Jefferson Memorial, National Archives and Records Administration), born in NYC, New York (d. 1937)
  • 1874 Willem Roelofs, Dutch painter and cartoonist (d. 1940)
  • 1875 Jeno Huszka, Hungarian composer, born in Szeged, Hungary (d. 1960)
  • 1876 Erich Raeder, German naval commander (1928–43), born in Wandsbek, Germany (d. 1960)
  • 1877 Charles Cuvillier, French composer of operetta (The Naughty Princess), born in Paris (d. 1955)
  • 1878 Jean Crotti, Swiss-French artist, born in Bulle, Fribourg, Switzerland (d. 1958)
  • 1882 Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, born in Moffat, Scotland (d. 1970)
  • 1883 Jaroslav Hašek, Czech writer (Brave soldier Schweik), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary [or April 30]
  • 1886 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, born in Erfurt (d. 1975)
  • 1887 Denys Finch Hatton, English big-game hunter, born in Kensington, London (d. 1931)
  • 1889 Stafford Cripps, British Labour politician, born in London (d. 1952)
  • 1889 Lyubov Popova, Russian avant-garde artist and painter, born in Ivanovskoe, Moscow (d. 1924)
  • 1892 Jack Hulbert, British actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack), born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1978)
  • 1893 Robert Harron, American actor (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), born in NYC, New York (d. 1920)
  • 1895 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner

  • 1897 Benjamin Lee Whorf, American linguist (the relation of language to thinking and cognition), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts (d. 1941)
  • 1897 György Kósa, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1984)
  • 1897 Manuel Ávila Camacho, 45th President of Mexico (1940-46), born in Teziutlán, Puebla, Mexico (d. 1955)
  • 1899 Oscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (algebraic geometry), born in Kobrin, Russian Empire (d. 1986)
  • 1903 Jose A Primo de Rivera, Spanish lawyer and politician (founder of Spanish Falange), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1936)
  • 1903 Mike Michalske, American football NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1983)
  • 1903 Siegfried Frederick Nadel, Austrian-British anthropologist (Black Byzantium), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1956)
  • 1904 Willem De Kooning, Dutch artist (North Atlantic Light), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1997)
  • 1905 Robert Penn Warren, American poet and novelist (All the King's Men, Pulitzer 1946), born in Guthrie, Kentucky (d.1989)
  • 1906 William Joyce, American-born Irish Fascist politician, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1946)
  • 1907 Václav Trojan, Czech composer, born in Plzeň, Czech Republic (d. 1983)
  • 1908 Marceline Day [Newlin], American actress (The Cameraman, The Arm of the Law), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 2000)
  • 1909 Bernhard Grzimek, German zoologist (West Germany), born in Neisse, Prussian Silesia, German Empire (d. 1987)
  • 1909 Irven Spence, American animator, born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Jack E. Leonard, American comedian (Disorderly Orderly), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • 1911 Karl Schiller, German economist and politician (Minister of Economics), born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1994)
  • 1911 Robert Joseph Kane, President of US Olympic Committee (1977-80), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1914 Justin Wilson, American Cajun chef (Wise Potato Chips) and humorist, born in Roseland, Louisiana (d. 2001)
  • 1914 Ruth White, American actress (To Kill a Mockingbird, Up the Down Staircase), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 1969)
  • 1916 Stanley Kauffmann, American playwright (Red Handkerchief Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1916 Lou Thesz, American professional wrestler, born in Banat, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • 1921 Laci Boldemann, Swedish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1969)
  • 1922 John Donovan "J D" Cannon, American actor (McCloud, Ike, Call to Glory), born in Salmon, Idaho (d. 2005)
  • 1923 Gus Bodnar, Canadian NHL center (NHL record 3 assists in 21 seconds 1952), born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1924 Marilyn Erskine, American actress (Tom Ewell Show, Westward the Women), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1924 Yehoshua Lakner, composer, born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1924 Ruth Kobart [Kahn], American actor and singer (King's Quest VII, Forum), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • 1926 Glen Hobbie, American MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Witt, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Thorbjorn Falldin, Swedish politician, Prime Minister (1976-78, 79-82) and sheep farmer, born in Hogsjo (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Josy Barthel, Luxembourgish 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1952), born in Mamer, Luxembourg (d. 1992)
  • 1927 Pasqualino de Santis, Italian cinematographer, born in Fondi, Latina, Italy (d. 1996)
  • 1928 Gustav Krivinka, Czech composer, born in Doubravice nad Svitavou, Czech Republic (d. 1990)
  • 1928 Johnny Griffin III, American jazz saxophonist (A Blowin' Session), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • 1929 Ferit Tuzun, Turkish composer, born in Istanbul (d. 1977)
  • 1929 Rajkumar [Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju], Indian actor and singer in Kannada cinema and cultural icon, born in Gajanur, Madras, India (d. 2006)
  • 1929 Shammi [Nargis Rabadi], Indian actress (Half Ticket, Dekh Bhai Dekh), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2018)
  • 1930 Conn Findlay, American coxswain (Olympic -2 gold, bronze 1956, 64, 76), born in Stockton, California
  • 1930 Jerome Callet, American musician and designer of brass instruments, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1931 Bridget Riley, British painter (op-art), born in Norwood London, England
  • 1932 Coen Flink, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943, Havinck, Honneponnetje), born in Amsterdam (d. 2000)
  • 1932 Vladimir Yengibaryan, Armenian welterweight boxer (Olympic gold, 1956), born in Yerevan, Armenia (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter (Cry to Me), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2007)
  • 1933 Patricia Bosworth, American actor, journalist, writer, and biographer, born in Oakland, California
  • 1933 Claire Davenport, English actress (The Elephant Man), born in Sale, Cheshire, England (d. 2002)
  • 1933 Alan Eagleson, Canadian ice hockey agent and promoter, born in St. Catharines, Canada
  • 1933 Helmuth Lohner, Austrian actor and director (Mrs. Warren's Profession), born in Vienna
  • 1934 John Barbour, TV host (Real People), born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestShirley MacLaine

1934 Shirley MacLaine, American actress and mystic (Irma la Douce), born in Richmond, Virginia

  • 1935 Louis Keith, physician (expert on multiple-births), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936 Jill Ireland, English actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino), born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • 1937 Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist, born in Lima, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1940 Michael Parks, American actor (Tusk, Then Came Bronson), born in Corona California (d. 2017)
  • 1940 David Larter, Scottish cricketer (two-metre tall England pace bowler), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • 1940 Sue Grafton, American author of detective novels ("A" Is for Alibi), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • 1941 John Williams, Australian guitarist (Acad Award), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Person of interestBarbra Streisand

1942 Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress and award winner (People), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1942 Richard M. Daley, American politician, 43rd Mayor of Chicago (1989-2011), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942 Valeri Abramovich Voloshin, Russian pilot cosmonaut, born in Yangiyul, Tashkent
  • 1943 Richard Sterban, American country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1944 St. Clair Lee, American singer (Rock the Boat), born in California
  • 1944 Tony Visconti, American music producer (Blackstar, Low, "Heroes"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Doug Clifford, American rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1945 Eugene O'Brien, American composer, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1945 Robert Knight, American singer (Everlasting Love), born in Franklin, Tennessee
  • 1945 Douglas "Doug" Riley [Dr Music], Canadian musician and musical director (Famous People Players), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2007)
  • 1946 Bruce Stuart Saylor, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Dick Rivers, French singer and actor, born in Nice, France
  • 1947 Ann Kelly, American singer (Hues Corporation Rock the boat), born in Fairfield, Alabama
  • 1947 Josep Borrell, 22nd President of the European Parliament (2004-07), born in La Pobla de Segur, Lérida, Spain
  • 1947 Roger D. Kornberg, American biochemist (Nobel 2006), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1948 Benzion Freshwater, English multi-millionaire property investor, born in Sassov, Galicia, Poland
  • 1948 Eddie James Hart, American 4x100m relay runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Martinez, California
  • 1948 Paul Cellucci, American politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, born in Hudson, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • 1949 Véronique Sanson, French singer and songwriter, born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris
  • 1951 Andrew John Fairclough, trade union educator
  • 1952 Jean Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer (Hermès), born in Arcueil, Val-de-Marne, France
  • 1953 Eric Bogosian, American actor (Talk Radio), born in Woburn, Massachusetts
  • 1953 John P. Hiler, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana (1981-91), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953 Porter Carroll Jr, drummer (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1954 Captain Sensible [Ray Burns], English rock bassist (Women & Captains 1st), born in Balham, London
  • 1954 Jack Blades, American rock bassist (Damn Yankees-Coming of Age, Night Ranger), born in Palm Desert, California
  • 1954 Vince Ferragamo, American football quarterback (LA Rams, Montreal Alouettes), born in Torrance, California
  • 1954 Mumia Abu-Jamal, American journalist and political activist sentenced to death and then to life in prison, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Jack Kingston, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia (1993-2015), born in Bryan, Texas
  • 1955 Michael O'Keefe, American actor (Caddyshack, Ironweed, Slugger's Wife), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 1955 John de Mol Jr., Dutch media businessman, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1955 John Epperson [Lypsinka], American drag artist and actor, born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi
  • 1957 David J, British alternative rock musician, born in Northampton, England
  • 1957 Boris Williams, English drummer (The Cure), born in Versailles, France
  • 1958 Fernando Luna, Spanish tennis star, born in Ciudad Real, Spain
  • 1958 Valery Lantratov, Russian ballet dancer, born in Moscow
  • 1958 Brian Paddick, British former deputy assistant commissioner and most senior openly gay police officer, born in London
  • 1959 Yvonne Cagle, American astronaut and physician, born in West Point, New York
  • 1959 Malcolm Oastler, Australian engineer (Jaguar Racing), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1960 Paula Yates, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), born in London (d. 2000)
  • 1962 Stuart Pearce, English footballer and manager, born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1963 Billy Gould, American rock bassist (Faith No More), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Joey Vera, American heavy metal rocker (Armored Saint-Aftermath), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Mano Solo [Emmanuel Cabut], French singer, born in Châlons-sur-Marne (d. 2010)
  • 1963 Tõnu Trubetsky, Estonian punk rock musician, born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 1964 Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian and actor, born in Jefferson City, Missouri
  • 1964 Djimon Hounsou, Beninese actor (Blood Diamond), born in Cotonou, Dahomey
  • 1965 Mike Blowers, MLB infielder (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), born in Würzburg, Germany
  • 1965 Son Chang-Min, South Korean actor, born in Busan, South Korea
  • 1966 Margashayam Venkataramana, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner 1989), born in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 1966 Pascale Paradis-Mangon, French tennis star, born in Troyes, France
  • 1966 Theo Adams, American football tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1966 Pierre Brassard, French-Canadian humorist and actor, born in Val-d'Or, Canada
  • 1966 Alessandro Costacurta, Italian footballer, born in Jerago con Orago, Italy
  • 1967 Dino Radja, Croatian basketball player (Boston Celtics), born in Split, Croatia
  • 1967 Leslie M. Marx, American fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • 1967 Pamela Bustin, American field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Somerset, Massachusetts
  • 1967 Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians), born in Caracas
  • 1968 Todd Jones, MLB relief pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Marietta, Georgia
  • 1968 Tracy Gravely, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes), born in West Virginia
  • 1968 Hashim Thaçi, Kosovan politician, 1st Prime Minister of Kosovo (2008-14) and $th President of Kosovo, born in Srbica, Yugoslavia
  • 1968 Stacy Haiduk, American actress (Lana Lang-Superboy), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1968 Aidan Gillen [Aidan Murphy], Irish actor (Queer as Folk, Game of Thrones), born in Dublin
  • 1969 Elias Atmatsidis, Greek football goalkeeper, born in Kozani, Greece
  • 1969 Melinda Clarke, American actress (Days of Our Lives), born in Dana Point, California
  • 1969 Viveca Paulin, Swedish actress, born in Askim, Sweden
  • 1970 Damien Fleming, Australian cricket pace bowler (hat-trick on Test debut), born in Bentley, Perth, Australia
  • 1970 Emanuela Zardo, Swiss tennis star
  • 1971 Jeff Brohm, American football quarterback (San Francisco 49ers), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1971 Ken Klee, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1971 Kumar Dharmasena, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan off-spinner), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1971 Phil Rogers, Australian 100m breaststroker (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1971 Mauro Pawlowski, Belgian guitarist and singer, born in Koersel, Belgium
  • 1972 Chipper Jones, American MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in DeLand, Florida
  • 1972 Jamie Brown, American football tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1972 Nicolas Gill, 86kg judoka (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1972 Rab Douglas, Scottish football goalkeeper (Arbroath), born in Lanark, Scotland
  • 1972 Jure Košir, Slovenian alpine skier, born in Jesenice, Yugoslavia
  • 1973 Eric Snow, American NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Seattle Supersonics), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1973 Mark Babic, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia

Person of interestSachin Tendulkar

1973 Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer (prodigy at 16, Indian captain at 23, highest run scorer in international cricket), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1973 Gabby Logan, British television presenter, born in Leeds, England
  • 1974 Jared Tomich, American football defensive end (New Orleans Saints), born in St. John, Indiana
  • 1974 Toine Rorije, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), born in Heerde, Netherlands
  • 1974 Eric Kripke, American television writer, director and producer (Supernatural), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1974 Brian Marshall, American bassist and co-founder of rock band (Creed), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1974 Comedy Dave [David Lloyd Vitty], British radio personality, born in Hong Kong
  • 1975 Justin Boocock, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Launceston, Australia
  • 1975 Michael Stewart, American basketball NBA center (Sacramento Kings), born in Cucq-Trepied-Stella-Plage, France
  • 1975 Sam Doumit, American actress (Shameless), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1976 Shane McDermott, American actor (Garrett Booth-Swan's Crossing), born in Middletown, New York
  • 1976 Sonya Jeyaseelan, Canadian tennis star (1995 Futures Fla), born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1976 Steve Finnan, Irish footballer, born in Limerick, Ireland