On This Day

Famous People Born in 1924

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 647

  • Jan 1 Arthur Prysock, American jazz and R&B singer (I Didn't Sleep a Wink Last Night), born in was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1997) (or Jan 2, 1929)
  • Jan 1 Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (Home Alone, Deranged, The Great Gatsby), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2011)
  • Jan 3 Andre Franquin, cartoonist
  • Jan 3 Henry M Fazzie, South African Union/UDF-leader
  • Jan 3 Roy Harding, British teacher
  • Jan 3 Nell Rankin, American singer (d. 2005)
  • Jan 3 Doug Ellis, British entrepreneur
  • Jan 4 Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (d. 1993)
  • Jan 5 Dr Gilbert Bogle, Australian scientist who died in the Bogle-Chandler case (1963)
  • Jan 6 Earl Scruggs, American musician (& Flat-Ballad of Jed Clampett), born in Cleveland County, North Carolina (d. 2012)
  • Jan 7 Roloff Beny, Alberta, painter/photographer (A Time of Gods)
  • Jan 7 Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (d. 1966)
  • Jan 8 Benjamin Lees [Lysniansky], American composer, born in Harbin, China (d. 2010)
  • Jan 8 Robert Starer, Austrian-born American composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2001)
  • Jan 8 Ron Moody [Ronald Moodnick], British composer, singer and actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Jan 8 Kim Dae Jung, 8th President of South Korea (1998-2003) and 2000 Nobel Peace Prize 2000 laureate, born in Hauido, South Korea (d. 2009)

  • Jan 9 Sergei Parajanov, Armenian film director, born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1990)
  • Jan 10 Ludmilla Chiraeff, Latvian-born Canadian ballet dancer, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1996)
  • Jan 10 Max Roach, American jazz drummer, born in Newland, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Jan 11 Slim Harpo [James Moore], American blues musician (I'm a King Bee, Baby Scratch My Back), born in Lobdell, Louisiana (d. 1970)
  • Jan 11 Sam B. Hall, American politician (d. 1994)
  • Jan 12 Jan Willem Radecker, Dutch sculptor & son of John Raedecker, born in Schoorl, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • Jan 12 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer (24 hours of Le Mans 1958, 60-62), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1998)
  • Jan 13 Philip Rawson, artist/teacher
  • Jan 13 Paul Feyerabend, Austrian-born philosopher, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1994)
  • Jan 14 Guy Williams [Armando Joseph Catalano], American actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • Jan 16 Katy Jurado, Mexican actress, 1st Latin actress to win a Golden Globe (High Noon, Broken Lance), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico (d. 2002)
  • Jan 17 Jewel Plummer Cobb, educator/pres (California State U at Fullerton)
  • Jan 18 Donald Baverstock, British TV producer, born in Cardiff, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • Jan 19 Henry Herbert, 7th earl of Carnarvon, English peer and racing manager to the Queen, born in London, England (d. 2001)
  • Jan 19 Jean Francois Revel, French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni Jesus)
  • Jan 19 Nicholas Colasanto, American actor (Cheers, Family Plot, The Counterfeit Killer), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1985)
  • Jan 20 Yvonne Loriod, French pianist, born in Houilles, France
  • Jan 21 Benny Hill [Alfred Hawthorn Hill], British comedian (The Benny Hill Show), born in Southampton, Hampshire, England (d. 1992)
  • Jan 22 J. J. Johnson, American composer and jazz trombonist, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2001)
  • Jan 23 Frank Lautenberg, American politician (Sen-D-NJ, 1982-2001, 2003-2013), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2013)

  • Jan 24 John Spencer, Earl of Spencer, English peer and father of Diana, Princess of Wales, born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • Jan 24 David Craighead, American organist and educator, born in Strasburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Jan 24 Marvin Kaplan, American actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jan 24 Robert Kastenmeier, American politician (Rep-D-WI, 1959-91), born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
  • Jan 25 Lou Groza, American football placekicker & offensive tackle (9 × Pro Bowl; 4 × First-team All-Pro; Cleveland Browns), born in Martins Ferry, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • Jan 26 Warren Frank Benson, American composer, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • Jan 26 Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician, born in Houston, Texas (d. 1998)
  • Jan 26 Alice Babs, Swedish singer and actress, born in Västervik, Sweden (d. 2014)
  • Jan 26 James W. McCord Jr., American CIA officer who led the Watergate break-in, born in Waurika, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
  • Jan 27 Alexander Georgiyevich Chugayev, composer
  • Jan 27 Kenneth Corfield, CEO (STC)
  • Jan 27 Rauf Denktasj, Turkish-Cypriot politician
  • Jan 27 Brian Rix [Lord Rix], British actor and activist (Mencap), born in Cottingham, Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • Jan 27 Sabu [Dastagir], Indian actor (The Thief of Bagdad, Elephant Boy, Drum), born in Mysore, British India (d. 1963)
  • Jan 27 William van Straubenzee, British MP
  • Jan 29 Brian Trubshaw, British test pilot, first to fly Concorde, born in Liverpool (d. 2001)
  • Jan 29 Lord John Gregson, British Labour politician and Baron, born in Manchester, England (d. 2009)
  • Jan 29 Luigi Nono, Italian avant-garde composer (Canonic Variations), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1990)
  • Jan 29 Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)
  • Jan 29 Peter Voulkos, American artist (d. 2002)
  • Jan 30 Lloyd Alexander, American writer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • Jan 30 Margaret Yorke [Margaret Beda Nicholson], English author (Patrick Grant novels, No Medals for the Major), born in Compton, Surrey, England (d. 2012)
  • Jan 31 Robert Gatehouse, former High Court judge
  • Jan 31 Tengiz Abuladze, filmmaker
  • Feb 1 Emmanuel Scheffer, Israeli soccer coach (Israel 1968–70, 78–79; only World Cup appearance 1970), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2012)
  • Feb 1 H. Richard Hornberger, American writer (d. 1997)
  • Feb 1 Ben Weider, Quebec businessman and author
  • Feb 2 Elfi von Dassanowsky, Austrian-American producer and musician
  • Feb 2 Sonny Stitt [Edward Hammond Boatner Jr], American jazz saxophonist (Blows the Blues), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1982)
  • Feb 5 Robert Lynn, anarchist
  • Feb 6 Billy Wright, English football player, born in Ironbridge, United Kingdom (d. 1994)
  • Feb 6 Paolo Volponi, Italian communist & author (Road to Rome), born in Urbino, Italy (d. 1994)
  • Feb 6 Jin Yong [Louis Cha Leung-yung], Chinese Wuxia novelist, born in Haining, China (d. 2018)
  • Feb 7 Cathy Long, (Rep-D-LA, 1985-86)
  • Feb 7 Dora Bryan [Broadhurst], English actress (Taste of Honey), born in Southport England, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 7 Johnny Jordaan [Jan van Musscher], Amsterdam folk vocalist
  • Feb 8 Joe Black, baseball player
  • Feb 9 George Guest, British organist
  • Feb 10 Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • Feb 10 Randy Van Horne, American vocalist (Nat King Cole Show, The Flintstones, The Jetsons), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Feb 11 Mary Tregear, Oriental art historian
  • Feb 11 Budge Patty, American tennis player (French C'ship, Wimbledon 1950), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Feb 12 Hans Berghuis, Dutch author/poet (3 Women, Adam)
  • Feb 13 Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French economist/politician
  • Feb 14 Arghyris Kounadis, Greek composer, born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2011)
  • Feb 14 Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, born in Westminster, London, England (d. 2017)
  • Feb 16 James Swaffield, director-general (Swaffield & Clerk to the GLC)
  • Feb 16 Peter Webster, British High Court Judge
  • Feb 17 Margaret Truman, Mo, pres daughter/writer (Murder at FBI)/pianist
  • Feb 17 Gevork Vartanian, Iran, Soviet intelligence agent (Operation Long Jump), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 18 Humberto Fernández Morán, Venezuelan scientist (d. 1999)
  • Feb 18 Louis Laberge, Quebec labour union leader (d. 2002)
  • Feb 18 Evald Ilyenkov, Soviet philosopher (Dialectical Logic), born in Smolensk, Soviet Union (d. 1979)
  • Feb 19 Bruce Norris, American Hockey Hall of Fame executive (owner Detroit Red Wings 1952-82), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)

Person of interestLee Marvin

Feb 19 Lee Marvin, American actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin

  • Feb 19 David Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player (d. 2006)
  • Feb 20 Gloria Vanderbilt, American fashion designer, artist, heiress and socialite, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2019)

Person of interestRobert Mugabe

Feb 21 Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean revolutionary, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (1980-87) and 1st black President of Zimbabwe (1988-2017), born in Harare, Zimbabwe (d. 2019)

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • Feb 22 Martin Engelman, Dutch cartoonist, painter and graphic artist, born in Hoenkoop, the Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Feb 23 Lejaren Hiller, American composer (Illiac Suite), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Feb 24 Lionel Dakers, British cathedral organist (Royal School of Church Music), born in Rochester, Kent (d. 2003)
  • Feb 24 William Pillar, British admiral
  • Feb 25 Peg Ridge, peace campaigner
  • Feb 26 Mark Bucci, American composer (1959 Arts & Letters Award), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 26 Noboru Takeshita, Japanese PM (1987-89)
  • Feb 27 Magnus MacDonald Shearer, former Lord Lieutenant of Shetland
  • Feb 27 Norman Marshall, cricketer (brother of Roy, one Test for WI 1955)
  • Feb 28 Robert A Roe, American politician (Rep-D-NJ, 1969-93), born in Wayne, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Feb 28 Bettye Ackerman, American actress (Maggie Graham-Ben Casey), born in Cottageville, South Carolina (d. 2006)
  • Feb 29 David Beattie, New Zealand judge, Governor-General of NZ (1980-85), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2001)
  • Feb 29 Otto Hutter, British physiologist, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Feb 29 Al Rosen, American baseball third baseman (MLB All-Star 1952–55; World Series 1948; AL MVP 1953; Cleveland Indians) and executive (NL Executive of the Year 1989), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Mar 1 Donald "Deke" Kent Slayton, Sparta Wisc, Major USAF/astro (Apollo 18)
  • Mar 2 Albert TLCA Vogel, Dutch elocutionist
  • Mar 3 Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter (d. 1995)
  • Mar 3 Lilian Velez, Filipno actress (Sa Kabukiran), born in Cebu City, Philippine Islands (d. 1948)
  • Mar 6 Sarah Caldwell, American conductor/opera director (Flagstaff), born in Maryville, Missouri (2006)
  • Mar 6 William H. Webster, American judge, Director of the FBI (1978-87) and Director of the CIA (1987-91), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 7 Eduardo Paolozzi, British sculptor (Hydra)
  • Mar 7 Kobo Abe, playwright (Woman, the Dunes), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Mar 8 Sean McClory, Irish actor (The Californians, My Chauffeur), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2003)
  • Mar 8 Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer
  • Mar 9 Konstantin Iliev, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1988)
  • Mar 9 George Haines, American swimming coach (7 x US Olympic teams), born in Huntington, Indiana (d.2006)
  • Mar 15 Yuri Bondarev, Russian writer (Silence), born in Orsk

  • Mar 15 Lockrem Johnson, American composer, born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1977)
  • Mar 15 Walter Gotell, German actor (James Bond, From Russia With Love), born in Bonn, Rhenish Prussia, Germany (d. 1997)
  • Mar 17 Stephen Dodgson, composer
  • Mar 18 Madhussudan Rege, cricketer (15 runs in only Test India v WI 1948-49)
  • Mar 19 Mary Wimbush, British actress (Oh! What a Lovely War, The Archers), born in Kenton, Middlesex, England (d. 2005)
  • Mar 20 Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (The Shop on Main Street), born in Staškov, Slovakia (d. 1998)
  • Mar 20 Hermann Guggiari, Paraguay, engineer and sculptor (Rejas, NNUU)(d.2012)
  • Mar 21 Philip Abbott, American character actor (The FBI, Sweet Bird of Youth), born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1998)
  • Mar 21 Karl Heinz Fussl, composer
  • Mar 22 Al Neuharth, newspaper founder (USA Today)
  • Mar 22 Bill Wendell, American TV announcer (Late Night With David Letterman), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 22 Paul Fussell, Pasadena, California, historian (The Great War and Modern Memory), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 23 Peter Godfrey, chartered accountant
  • Mar 23 Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor (liquid paper), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1980)
  • Mar 24 Lois Andrews [Lorraine Gourley], American actress (Dixie Dugan, Meet Me After the Show, The Desert Hawk), born in Huntington Park, California (d. 1968)
  • Mar 24 Norman Fell, American actor (Three's Company, The End, Graduate), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1998)
  • Mar 25 Julia Perry, African-American composer (Cask of Amontillado), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Mar 25 Machiko Kyō, Japanese actress (Gate of Hell, Rashomon, Ugetsu), born in Osaka, Japan
  • Mar 27 Sarah Vaughan, jazz scat singer (Broken Hearted Melody), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • Mar 28 Frank Lovejoy, American actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1962)
  • Mar 28 Frederick "Freddie" Bartholomew, British child actor (Anna Karenina, David Copperfield, Captains Courageous), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • Mar 28 Gerhard Fritsch, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 1969)
  • Mar 28 Peter Baer, German-British artist and printmaker, born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • Mar 29 Jules de Corte, blind Dutch ballad singer and songwriter, born in Deurne, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Mar 29 Andrew Frierson, pioneering African American opera singer, born in Columbia, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • Mar 30 Milko Kelemen, composer
  • Mar 31 Leo Buscaglia, American psychologist known as "Dr Love" (Love), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • Apr 1 Gunther Becker, composer
  • Apr 1 Brendan Byrne, Governor of New Jersey
  • Apr 1 Čkalja [Miodrag Petrović], Serbian actor and one of the most popular comedians of former Yugoslavia, born in Kruševac, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (d. 2003)

  • Apr 2 Denis Rooke, British engineer and CEO (British Gas), born in New Cross, London (d. 2008)
  • Apr 2 Bobby Ávila, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (MLB All-Star 1952, 54, 55; AL batting champion 1954; Cleveland Indians), born in Veracruz City, Mexico (d. 2004)
  • Apr 2 Wallace "Bud" Smith, American boxer (World lightweight title 1955-56), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1973)
  • Apr 3 Canon A D Caesar, Sub Dean (HM Chapels Royal)

Person of interestMarlon Brando

Apr 3 Marlon Brando, American actor (The Godfather, A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2004)

  • Apr 3 Murray Dickie, Scottish opera singer and director, born in Bishopton, Glasgow (d. 1995)
  • Apr 4 Chris Prater, English screenprinter, born in London (d. 1996)

Person of interestGil Hodges

Apr 4 Gil Hodges, American baseball 1st baseman (8 x MLB All Star; Brooklyn / LA Dodgers; NY Mets; World Series 1955, 59, 69; Gold Glove Award 1957–59) and manager (Washington Senators, NY Mets), born in Princeton, Indiana (d. 1972)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Apr 5 Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist and sculptor, born in Enschede, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Apr 7 Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (Yūzuru), born in Toyko (d. 2001)
  • Apr 7 Nick Perito, orchestra leader (Don Knotts Show, Big Show), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 7 Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian writer
  • Apr 8 Frédéric Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
  • Apr 8 Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English soldier and historian (d. 2006)
  • Apr 9 Harald Heilmann, German composer, born in Aue, Germany (d. 2018)
  • Apr 10 Lee Bergere, American actor (Star Trek, Soap, Dynasty), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • Apr 10 Kenneth Noland, American Color Field painter, born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2010)
  • Apr 12 Julius Moormann, Dutch student and resistance fighter (WWII), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Apr 12 Sergiu Natra, Romanian-born Israeli composer, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Apr 12 Peter Safar, Austrian physician (pioneered cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2003)
  • Apr 12 Curtis Turner, American auto racer (184 NASCAR races over 17 years, 17 wins), born in Floyd, Virginia (d. 1970)
  • Apr 13 Stanley Donen, American film director and producer (Singin' in the Rain, Bedazzled, Damn Yankees), born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 2019)
  • Apr 13 Jack Chick, American religious cartoonist (Chick tracts), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Apr 14 Shorty Rogers [Milton Rajonsky], American jazz trumpeter and composer, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • Apr 15 John Grigg, 2nd Baron Altrincham, British writer and historian, born in Westminster, London (d. 2001)
  • Apr 15 Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), born in Lincoln (d. 2016)
  • Apr 16 Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Scottish Conservative politician (1959-2001), born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2010)

Person of interestHenry Mancini

Apr 16 Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1994)

Composer and Conductor Henry Mancini
Composer and Conductor
Henry Mancini
  • Apr 16 John Harvey-Jones, English businessman and chairman of ICI (1982-87), born in Hackney, London (d. 2008)
  • Apr 17 Patrick Sergeant, British investor and founder (Euromoney Publications)

  • Apr 17 Althea Simmons, American human rights activist and chief lobbyist (NAACP), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1990)
  • Apr 17 Donald Richie, American-born author and (Japanese) film critic, born in Lima, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Apr 18 Buxton Orr, Anglo-Scottish composer, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • Apr 18 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American blues singer (Mary is Fine), born in Vinton, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • Apr 18 Henry Hyde, American politician (Rep-R-Illinois 1975-2007), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Apr 18 Roy Mason [Baron Mason of Barnsley], British defense secretary and Labour MP, born in Royston, England (d. 2015)
  • Apr 18 Raf de Linde [Raphael van Hecke], author (Vaarwel on Gertrude), born in Evergem, Belgium
  • Apr 20 Gerhard Samuel, American conductor and composer, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 2008)
  • Apr 20 Nina Foch, Dutch-American actress (The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, An American in Paris), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • Apr 20 Paul Van Buren, American theologist (Theological Explorations), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1998)
  • Apr 20 Leslie Phillips, British actor (Carry On; sorting hat- Harry Potter series), born in Tottenham, Greater London
  • Apr 21 Daniel Melnick, American producer, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 21 Ira Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer, Louvin Brothers)
  • Apr 23 Arthur Frackenpohl, American composer (Natural Superiority of Music), born in Irvington, New Jersey
  • Apr 23 Colin Welch, British political journalist and critic of Enid Blyton's Noddy series, born in Ickleton Abbey, Cambridgeshire (d. 1997)
  • Apr 23 Chuck Harmon, American baseball player, born in Washington, Indiana
  • Apr 24 Marilyn Erskine, American actress (Tom Ewell Show, Westward the Women), born in Rochester, New York
  • Apr 24 Yehoshua Lakner, composer, born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 2003)
  • Apr 24 Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2009)

About 1924

Chinese Zodiac: Pig (Jan 1 - Feb 4), Rat (Feb 5 - Dec 31)