Famous People Born in 1924 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 620

  • Apr 30 Sheldon Harnick, lyricist (Fiorello, Fiddler on the Roof), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 1 Earl George, composer (d. 1994)
  • May 1 Enrico Josif, composer
  • May 1 Terry Southern, writer
  • May 1 Dennis Main-Wilson, British TV and radio producer (Marty, Till Death Us Do Part), born in Dulwich, London (d. 1997)
  • May 2 Aafje Heynis, Dutch singer (contralto), born in Krommenie, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • May 2 Theodore Bikel, Austrian-American folk singer and actor (The Russians Are Coming), born in Vienna (d.2015)
  • May 2 Jamal Abro, Sindhi writer, born in Dadu, Pakistan (d. 2004)
  • May 3 Mary Carver [Carvellas], American actress (Simon & Simon, Star Trek: Enterprise), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • May 3 Yehuda Amichai, Israeli poet (Now and in Other Days), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 2000)
  • May 3 Ken Tyrrell, English race driver and founder of Tyrrell Racing, born in East Horsley, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • May 4 Tatiana Nikolayeva, Russian pianist and composer, born in Bezhitsa, Russia (d. 1993)
  • May 5 Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, director (Monday's Child), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • May 5 Theo Olof, German/Neth violinist/prodigy/concert master
  • May 6 Mimi Benzell, operatic soprano (Gilda-Rigoletto), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • May 6 Denny Wright, British guitarist (d. 1992)
  • May 7 Albert Band, American film director, born in Paris (d. 2002)
  • May 8 Tristan Jones, British sailor and author, born off Tristan da Cunha (d. 1995)
  • May 9 Bulat S Okudzjava, Russian author (Student!)
  • May 9 Connie Russell, American singer (Club Embassy, Garroway at Large), born in NYC, New York
  • May 9 Gerard Wernars, Dutch graphic designer (Library stamps 1991)
  • May 9 Jean J A Girault, French director/screenwriter (l'Amour)
  • May 11 Antony Hewish, radio astronomer
  • May 11 Jackie Milburn, English soccer star (Newcastle United)
  • May 11 Eugene Dynkin, Russian mathematician

Person of interestTony Hancock

May 12 Tony Hancock, English comedian and actor (Hancock's Half Hour), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1968)

Comedian Tony Hancock
Comedian
Tony Hancock
  • May 12 Alexander Esenin-Volpin, Russian mathematician
  • May 13 Harry Schwarz, South African MP and Ambassador to the US
  • May 13 Theodore Mann, American theatre producer and director
  • May 14 Joly Braga Santos, composer
  • May 14 Sonia d’Artois, British Canadian WWII resistance agent, born in Eastchurch, Kent (d. 2014)
  • May 14 Brad Anderson, American cartoonist (Marmaduke), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 2015)
  • May 15 Andrea Gyarmati, Hungary water polo player (Olympics, 1948-60), (d. 2013)
  • May 15 Don Kenyon, cricketer (England batsman in 8 Tests 1951-55)
  • May 15 Jaime Garcia Terre, poet/essayist
  • May 15 Ursula Thiess [Schmidt], German actress (Monsoon, Bengal Brigade, Americano), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 2010)
  • May 15 Maria Koepcke, German ornithologist (d. 1971)
  • May 16 Dawda Kairaba Jawara, Gambian politician. Prime Minister (1962-70), President of Gambia (1970-94), born in Barajally, British Gambia
  • May 16 Frank F Mankiewicz, American columnist (Perfectly Clear), born in NYC, New York
  • May 17 Frantisek Kovaricek, composer
  • May 17 Lord Tombs, CEO (Rolls Royce)
  • May 17 Thomas Baird, vice-admiral
  • May 18 Jack Whitaker, sportscaster (ABC, CBS), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 18 Priscilla Pointer, American actress (Carrie, Mommie Dearest), born in NYC, New York
  • May 18 Maya Kopitseva, Russian painter of the Leningrad school, born in Gagry, USSR (d. 2005)
  • May 19 Sandy Galbraith Wilson, composer
  • May 20 Peter Shore, MP (Labour)
  • May 21 Mary Margaret "Peggy" Cass, American actress, comedian, game show panelist and announcer (To Tell The Truth), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • May 21 Robert Parris, composer (Book of Imaginery Beings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 21 Jack Twyman, basketball player (Rochester/Cincinnati Royals), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • May 22 Charles Aznavour, Armenia, French singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum)

  • May 22 Claude Andre Francois Ballif, composer
  • May 23 Desmond Carrington, British radio host (The Music Goes Round), born in Bromley (d. 2017)
  • May 23 Michael McCrum, master (Corpus Christi College Cambridge)
  • May 25 István Nyers, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • May 26 Cooper Evans, (Rep-R-IA, 1981-87)
  • May 28 Edward du Cann, CEO (Lonrho)
  • May 28 Lord Rippon, British MP
  • May 28 Reginald Eyre, solicitor/MP
  • May 30 Norbert Schemansky, USA, middle heavyweight (Olympic gold 1952)
  • May 31 Patricia Roberts Harris, (Rep-D),1st African American woman cabinet member, born in Mattoon, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • May 31 Russell Endean, cricketer (28 Tests for South Africa, handled the ball 1956)
  • Jun 1 Paula Hinton, English ballet dancer, born in Ilford, Essex (d. 1996)
  • Jun 1 William Sloane Coffin, American clergyman (d. 2006)
  • Jun 1 Herbie Lovelle, America drummer, studio musician (Hot Lips Page) and actor (Law & Order), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jun 2 June Callwood, Canadian jounalist and activist (d. 2007)
  • Jun 3 David Richard Holloway, literary Editor
  • Jun 3 Michael Gow, commandant (Royal College of Defense Studies)
  • Jun 3 Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (d. 1999)
  • Jun 3 Jimmy Rogers, American blues musician (Muddy Waters' Band), born in Ruleville, Mississippi (d. 1997)
  • Jun 4 Dennis Weaver, American actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • Jun 5 Kenneth Burslam Gardner, librarian/orientalist
  • Jun 6 Serge Nigg, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2008)
  • Jun 7 Dolores Gray [Sylvia Dolores Finkelstein], American singer and actress (Designing Woman, Kismet), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • Jun 8 George Kirby, American comedian (ABC Comedy Hour, Pearl Bailey Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 8 Iain Glidewell, Lord Justice of Appeal and Judge of Appeal of the High Court of the Isle of Man (d. 2016)
  • Jun 8 Ian Colquhoun, New Zealand cricket wicket keeper (NZ vs England 1954-55), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2005)
  • Jun 8 Sheldon Allman, American-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter (Nevada Smith, Harris Against the World), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • Jun 8 Lyn Nofziger, American journalist and political advisor to Ronald Reagan, born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2006)
  • Jun 9 Christine Goitschel, French slalom (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Jun 9 Peter Heatly, Scottish diver and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation, born in Leith, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • Jun 9 Anthony "Tony" Britton, British actor (Day of Jackal, Girl in my Soup), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jun 11 Ed Farhat, American professional wrestler, born in Detroit (d. 2003)

Person of interestGeorge H. W. Bush

Jun 12 George H. W. Bush, 41st US President (R, 1989-93) and 43rd US Vice President (R, 1981-89), born in Milton, Massachusetts

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Jun 13 Percy Rodriguez [Rodrigues], Canadian actor (Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Brainwaves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • Jun 14 Vladimir Solouchin, Russian writer, born in Alepino (d. 1997)
  • Jun 15 Mohammed Ghazali, cricketer (Pak off-spinner wicketless in 2 Tests 54)
  • Jun 15 Ezer Weizman, 7th President of Israel (d. 2005)
  • Jun 16 Sayed Idries Shah, thinker
  • Jun 16 Lucky [Eli] Thompson, American jazz musician (Cuban Fire!), born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 2005)
  • Jun 17 Gotthold Gloger, writer
  • Jun 17 Henk J Hoekstra, president (Dutch Communist Party)

Person of interestGeorge Mikan

Jun 18 George Mikan, American NBA center (6-time all-pro), born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 2005)

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • Jun 18 Liesbeth den Uyl-van Vessem, feminist/wife of Joop den Uyl
  • Jun 19 David Scott, British priest, Chaplain to the Queen (d. 1996)
  • Jun 19 Leo Nomellini, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
  • Jun 19 Wassil Bykau, Belarusian writer, born in Bytschki, Vitebsk Region (d. 2003)
  • Jun 19 Sybren Polet [Sijbe Minnema], Dutch writer and poet (Mannekino), born in Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • Jun 20 Chet Atkins, Luttrell Tenn, guitarist (Me & My Guitar)
  • Jun 20 Rainer Barzel, German leader (CDU-CSU)/minister
  • Jun 20 Fritz Koenig, German sculptor (Sphere at World Trade Center), born in Wurzburg (d. 2017)
  • Jun 21 Wally Fawkes, British-Canadian cartoonist and jazz clarinetist, born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jun 21 Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalytic thinker, born in Paris (d. 2012)
  • Jun 24 Ranasinghe Premadasa, president of Sri Lanka (1989-93)
  • Jun 24 Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 2008)
  • Jun 24 Brian Bevan, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1991)
  • Jun 25 Sidney Lumet, American film director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Jun 26 Peter Miles, British Army officer, businessman and courtier in the Household of Elizabeth II, born in Long Ashton, Somerset (d. 2013)
  • Jun 26 Syd Lawrence, British bandleader (Syd Lawrence Orchestra), born in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England (d. 1998)
  • Jun 26 Kostas Axelos, Greek-French philosopher, born in Athens, Greece (d. 2010)
  • Jun 27 Paul Conrad, American cartoonist (Pulitzer 1964, 71, 84), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 2010)
  • Jun 27 Bob Appleyard, English cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career), born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2015)
  • Jun 27 Efua Sutherland, Ghanaian writer (Nyamekye), born in Cape Coast, Ghana (d. 1996)
  • Jun 28 Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host
  • Jun 29 Ezra Laderman, American composer (Jacob & the Indians), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 29 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (won Sanremo Music Festival-Viale d'autunno), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 2006)
  • Jul 2 Rick Besoyan, American singer, actor, playwright, composer and director (Little Mary Sunshine), born in Reedley, California (d. 1970)
  • Jul 3 Geoffrey Sammons, senior partner (Allen & Overy)
  • Jul 3 S. R. [Sellapan Ramanathan] Nathan, 6th President of Singapore (1999-2011), born in Singapore (d. 2016)
  • Jul 4 Eva Marie Saint, American actress and producer (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest, People Like Us), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jul 5 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator, born in Holzminden, Germany (d. 2001)
  • Jul 5 János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2013)
  • Jul 6 Robert Michael White, American test pilot (X-15), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 6 Louie Bellson, American jazz drummer and orchestra leader (Pearl Bailey Show), born in Rock Falls, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • Jul 7 Dieter Nowka, composer
  • Jul 7 Mary Ford [Iris Colleen Summers], American vocalist, guitarist and actress (Les Paul, Queen of Outer Space), born in l Monte, California (d. 1977)
  • Jul 8 Johnnie Johnson, American blues musician (d. 2005)
  • Jul 9 Leonard Pennario, American pianist (LA Philharmonic), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2008)
  • Jul 9 Pierre Cochereau, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1984)
  • Jul 10 Bobo Brazil [Houston Harris], American professional wrestler, born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1998)
  • Jul 10 Johnny Bach, American basketball player and coach, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jul 11 Claus Bremer, German dramatist, born in Hamburg (d. 1996)
  • Jul 11 César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (d. 2005)
  • Jul 11 Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)
  • Jul 12 Jaap Geraedts, Dutch composer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • Jul 13 George Handy, horse trainer
  • Jul 13 Carlo Bergonzi, Italian singer
  • Jul 14 James W. Black, Scottish pharmacologist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 15 David Cox, warden (Nuffield College, Oxford)
  • Jul 15 Jeremiah A Denton, (Sen-R-AL, 1981-86)
  • Jul 16 Bess Myerson, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2014)
  • Jul 18 Howard A. Roberts, American choral director (Leslie Uggams Show), born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 2011)
  • Jul 18 John Cruickshank, French scholar (d. 1995)
  • Jul 18 Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer (youngest known female Olympic Games medalist in an individual event-Olympic 1936 bronze), born in Skovshoved, Gentofte, Denmark (d. 2011)
  • Jul 19 Martin Patterson "Pat" Hingle, American actor (Hang 'em High, Splendor in the Grass, Batman Returns), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2009)
  • Jul 19 Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (27th Governor of Wyoming), born in Osceola, Nebraska (d. 2005)
  • Jul 20 Hans Lodeizen, [Johannes A Frederik], Dutch poet (Inner Self)
  • Jul 20 Lola Albright, American singer and actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad, A Cold Wind in August), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • Jul 20 Thomas Berger, American novelist (Vital Parts, Little Big Man), born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • Jul 20 Mort Garson, Canadian composer
  • Jul 21 Don Knotts, American actor (Andy Griffth Show, 3's Company), born in Morgantown, West Virginia (d. 2006)
  • Jul 22 Margaret Whiting, American singer (It Might As Well Be Spring, Time After Time), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2011)
  • Jul 23 Betsy Haworth, Church of England deaconess and minister, born in Leigh, Lancashire (d. 2007)
  • Jul 23 Gavin Lambert, British-American screenwriter (Inside Daisy Clover), born in East Grinstead, England (d. 2005)
  • Jul 24 David Loram, British vice-admiral (Supreme Allied Commander), born in London (d. 2011)
  • Jul 24 Glenn Loren Glasow, American composer, born in Pine County, Minnesota (d. 2002)
  • Jul 24 Janine Charrat, French ballerina and choreographer, born in Grenoble, France (d. 2017)
  • Jul 24 Edward Digby, 12th Baron Digby, British Army (Coldstream Guards) officer (d. 2018)
  • Jul 24 Charles K. Johnson, American President of the Flat Earth Society, born in San Angelo, Texas (d. 2001)
  • Jul 25 Frank Church, American lawyer and politician (United States Senator from Idaho), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1984)
  • Jul 26 Elias Motsoaledi, South African freedom fighter and anti-apartheid activist, born in Phokoane, Sekhukhuneland, Northern Transvaal (d. 1994)
  • Jul 26 John Kilgour, British physician and director of prison medical services (Home Office), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 2008)
  • Jul 27 Otar Vasilisdze Taktakishvili, Georgian composer, born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1989)
  • Jul 27 Vincent Canby, American movie critic (NY Times), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • Jul 28 Fred Fisher, cricketer (one Test for NZ v SA 1953)
  • Jul 28 Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London)
  • Jul 29 Arnold Weinstock, English industrial/multi-millionaire (GEC)
  • Jul 29 Robert Horton [Meade Howard Horton Jr.], American actor and singer (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Jul 29 Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (Point Blank, Dynasty, Batman), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2005)

Person of interestElizabeth Short

Jul 29 Elizabeth Short, American victim in the Black Dahlia case, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1947)

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short
  • Jul 30 Christopher Shaw, British composer, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Jul 30 William H. Gass, American novelist and philosopher (Omensetter's Luck), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 2017)
  • Aug 1 Frank Worrell, West Indian cricketer (one of the three W's, inspiring WI captain), born in Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 1967)
  • Aug 1 Marcia Mae Jones, American actress (Frankie Darro, The Cisco), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2007)
  • Aug 1 Georges Charpak, Polish-French physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel 1992), born in Paris, France (d. 2010)
  • Aug 2 Ismond Rosen, psychoanalyst and artist, born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1996)
  • Aug 2 Carroll O'Connor, American actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)

Person of interestJames Baldwin

Aug 2 James Baldwin, American author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1987)

  • Aug 2 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2005)
  • Aug 3 Leon Uris, American novelist (Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2003)
  • Aug 3 Max van der Stoel, Dutch politician and Minister of Foreign Affairs (PvdA), born in Voorschoten, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • Aug 7 Kenneth Kendall, British broadcaster (BBC News, Treasure Hunt), born in British India (d. 2012)
  • Aug 8 Thomas Beversdorf, composer
  • Aug 10 Martha Hyer, American actress (Day of the Wolves, Night of the Grizzly), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2014)
  • Aug 11 Arlene Dahl, American actress and TV panelist (Ambush), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Aug 12 Derek Shackleton, England cricket pace bowler (50's)
  • Aug 12 Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, leader of Pakistan (d. 1988)
  • Aug 13 John Milne, British CEO (Blue Circles Industries), born in Manchester
  • Aug 14 Georges Prêtre, French conductor known for interpretation, born in Waziers, France (d. 2017)

Person of interestPhyllis Schlafly

Aug 15 Phyllis Schlafly, right-wing crusader, Eagle Forum president, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)

Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly
Eagle Forum President
Phyllis Schlafly
  • Aug 15 Robert Oxton Bolt, English playwright (A Man for All Seasons, Doctor Zhivago), born in Sale, Manchester (d. 1995)
  • Aug 17 Helen Wallis, cartographer/librarian
  • Aug 17 John A Emmens, art historian/poet (Kunst & Vliegwerk)
  • Aug 17 Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist
  • Aug 17 Evan Connell, American author (The Patriot), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • Aug 18 Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, President of Pakistan (1977-88)[or Aug 12]
  • Aug 19 William Marshall, American actor, director, and opera singer (Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • Aug 21 Gerald D. Lascelles, son of English princess Mary, born in Goldsborough Hall, Yorkshire (d. 1952)

Person of interestJack Buck

Aug 21 Jack Buck, American sports announcer (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts (d. 2002)

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck
  • Aug 21 Jack Weston [Weinstein], American actor (Dirty Dancing, The Four Seasons, Rad), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)