Famous Birthdays on July 24

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 241

  • 1660 Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (d. 1718)
  • 1720 Louise Ulrike, queen of Sweden and wife of Adolf Frederik, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1782)
  • 1725 John Newton, English cleric and hymnist, born in Wapping, London (d. 1807)
  • 1738 Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, Dutch author and poet (Sara Burgerhart), born in Flushing, Netherlands (d. 1804)
  • 1757 Vladimir Borovikovsky [Vоlоdymyr Borovyk], Russian painter, born in Myrhorod (now Ukraine) (d. 1825)
  • 1759 Victor Emmanuel I, King of Sardinia (1802-21), born in Royal Palace of Turin, Italy (d. 1824)
  • 1775 Eugène François Vidocq, French criminal and police detective, born in Arras, France (d. 1857)

Person of interestSimón Bolívar

1783 Simón Bolívar, Venezuelan political and military leader (freed 6 Latin American republics from Spanish rule), born in Caracas (d. 1830)

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar
  • 1786 Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer, born in Cluses, Savoy, France (d. 1843)
  • 1794 Heinrich Christian Pander, Baltic German biologist and embryologist, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1865)
  • 1796 Herman van Sonsbeeck, Dutch lawyer and statesman, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1865)
  • 1796 John Middleton Clayton, U.S. Secretary of State (1849-50) and U.S. Senator from Delaware, born in Dagsboro, Delaware (d. 1856)
  • 1798 John Adams Dix, American Major General (Union Army), born in Boscawen, New Hampshire (d. 1879)

Person of interestAlexandre Dumas

1802 Alexandre Dumas, French author (The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo), born in Aisne, France (d. 1870)

  • 1803 Alexander Jackson Davis, American architect (gothic revivalist), born in NYC, New York (d. 1892)
  • 1807 Ira Aldridge, famed 19th century African American Shakespearian actor (Othello), born in NYC, New York (d. 1867)

  • 1815 Arnaud-Michel d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1893)
  • 1817 Adolphe [Adolf Wilhelm August Karl Friedrich], Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1890-1905), born in Biebrich Palace, Wiesbaden, Duchy of Nassau (d. 1905)
  • 1818 Félix Godefroid, Belgian harpist and composer, born in Namur, Belgium (d. 1897)

Person of interestBill the Butcher

1821 William Poole, American gang member (New York City's Bowery Boys), born in Sussex County, New Jersey (d. 1855)

Gang Leader Bill the Butcher
Gang Leader
Bill the Butcher
  • 1826 Francisco Solano Lopez, President of Paraguay (1862-70), born in Asunción, Paraguay (d. 1870)
  • 1827 Julius A. De Lagnel, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1912)
  • 1832 Johann Christoph Lauterbach, German violinist and concert master, born in Kulmbach, Germany (d. 1918)
  • 1836 Jan Bloch, Polish military theorist and peace activist, born in Radom, Poland (d. 1902)
  • 1841 Raimundo Madrazo y Garreta, Spanish Realistic painter, born in Rome (d. 1920)
  • 1851 Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (Schottky's theorem), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1935)
  • 1856 Charles Émile Picard, French mathematician, born in Paris (d. 1941)
  • 1857 Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish writer (Promised Country, Nobel 1917), born in Fredericia, Denmark (d. 1943)
  • 1858 Wolfgang Kapp, German politician (Kapp Putsch 1920), born in NYC, New York (d. 1922)
  • 1860 Alphonse Mucha, Czech Nouveau painter and artist, born in Ivančice, Margraviate of Moravia, Austrian Empire (now Czech Republic) (d. 1939)
  • 1862 Johan A de Sleeve [Adwaita], philosopher and poet (Brahman)
  • 1864 Frank Wedekind, German actor and playwright (The "Lulu" plays), born in Hanover, German Confederation (d. 1918)
  • 1864 Michel-Gaston Carraud, French composer, born in Le Mée-sur-Seine, France (d. 1920)
  • 1867 Fred Tate, English cricketer (father of Maurice, 1 Test, Eng v Aus 1902), born in Brighton, England (d. 1943)
  • 1867 Edward Frederic Benson, English novelist, born in Wellington College, Berkshire, England (d. 1940)
  • 1867 Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet, born in Apopa, El Salvador (d. the same day 1908)
  • 1870 Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., American landscape architect, born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1957)
  • 1874 Oswald Chambers, Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement minister and writer (My Utmost for His Highest), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1917)
  • 1877 Calogero Vizzini, Sicilian Mafia boss, born in Villalba, Sicily, Italy (d. 1954)
  • 1878 Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, Irish sci-fi writer (Time & Gods), born in London (d. 1957)
  • 1880 Ernest Bloch, Swiss-born American composer (MacBeth, Schelomo, Israel), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1959)

  • 1880 Kristian Hellström, Swedish athlete, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1946)
  • 1884 Abraham Rutgers, Dutch governor (Suriname, 1928-33), born in Amsterdam (d. 1966)
  • 1885 Desider Antalffy-Zsiross, Hungarian organist and composer, born in Nagybecskerek, Hungary (d. 1945)
  • 1886 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Snow Dusting), born in Nihonbashi, Tokyo (d. 1965)
  • 1888 Arthur Richardson, Australian cricket batsman (20's), born in Sevenhill, Clare, Australia (d. 1973)
  • 1894 Walter Schulthess, Swiss composer, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1971)
  • 1895 Robert Graves, English writer and poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26], born in London, England (d. 1985)
  • 1896 Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom), born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1897 Elmar Berkovich, Hungarian-Dutch industrial designer (Eindhoven Theatre) (d. 1967)
  • 1897 Karl von Mechow, German writer (Auf Dem Wege, Vorsommer), born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1960)

Person of interestAmelia Earhart

1897 Amelia Earhart, American aviator (1st woman to fly solo across the Atlantic), born in Atchison, Kansas (d. 1939)

  • 1898 Frank Mortelmans, Belgian painter, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1898 Caterina Jarboro, African-American opera singer and 1st black female performer to sing on opera stage in US, born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1986)
  • 1899 Chief Dan George [Tes-wah-no], Canadian Indian author, poet and actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man, Smith!), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1981)
  • 1900 Zelda Fitzgerald, American writer (This Side of Paradise) and wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1948)
  • 1902 Hans Chemin-Petit, German composer, born in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1902 Nora Swinburne [Leonora Mary Johnson], British actress (Quo Vardis, Dinner at Ritz, River), born in Bath, Somerset (d. 2000)
  • 1903 Robert Mills Delaney, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1956)
  • 1904 James R. Killian Jr., 10th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1948-59), born in Blacksburg, South Carolina (d. 1988)
  • 1904 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (Bugler's Dream), born in Lyon, France (d. 1991)
  • 1904 Nikolay Kuznetsov, Russian naval commander (Admiral of the Fleet during World War II), born in Medvedki, Russian Empire (d. 1974)
  • 1907 Hughie Charles, English songwriter and impressario, born in Manchester, England (d. 1995)
  • 1910 Edward Ford, courtier in the Royal Household of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II (d. 2006)
  • 1910 Harry Horner, Austro-Hungarian-born American stage and film designer (The Heiress), born in Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1994)
  • 1913 George H. Brown, English film producer (Hotel Sahara), born in London (d. 2001)
  • 1913 Johnny McAfee, American singer (Sammy Kaye Show), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1914 David Miles Bensusan-Butt, English economist, born in Colchester, England (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Ed Mirvish, American-Canadian businessman (Honest Ed's) and philanthropist, born in Colonial Beach, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • 1914 Frank Silvera, Jamaican-American actor (High Chaparral, Killer's Kiss, Fear and Desire), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1970)
  • 1914 Kenneth Bancroft Clark, American civil rights activist (Dark Ghetto) and first black president of the American Psychological Association, born in Panama Canal Zone (d. 2005)
  • 1914 Riccardo Malipiero, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 2003)
  • 1914 Robert Emhardt, American actor (Another World, Underworld USA, Mooncussers), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American FDA Director (stopped thalidomide use in the US), born in Cobble Hill, British Columbia (d.2015)
  • 1915 Frank Thistlethwaite, English academic and Vice Chancellor (University of East Anglia), born in Powell Street, Burnley, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Egon Ronay, Hungarian food critic, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 2010)
  • 1916 Bob Eberly [Robert Eberle], American singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band), born in Mechanicville, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1916 John D. MacDonald, American novelist (Deep Blue Goodbye), born in Sharon, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • 1917 John Hillaby, English writer and traveller, born in England (d. 1996)
  • 1917 Robert Farnon, Canadian composer and conductor, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 2005)
  • 1917 Simon Slåttvik, Norwegian cross country ski jumper (Olympic gold 1952), born in Valnesfjord, Norway (d. 2001)
  • 1917 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer, born in Macksville, New South Wales (d. 1999)
  • 1918 Ruggiero Ricci, American composer and violinist (Paganini), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Ferdi Kübler, Swiss cyclist (Tour de France 1950), born in Marthalen (d. 2017)
  • 1920 Alexander H. Cohen, Broadway producer (Beyond the Fringe), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Bella Abzug "Battling Bella", American politician, feminist and activist (Rep-D-NY, 1970-74), born in New York City (d. 1998)
  • 1921 Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor, born in Motta Sant'Anastasia, Catania, Sicily (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Charles Mathias Jr., American Republican politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Frederick, Maryland (d. 2010)
  • 1922 Leo Kraft, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1922 Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer, born in Louiseville, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1924 David Loram, British vice-admiral (Supreme Allied Commander), born in London (d. 2011)
  • 1924 Glenn Loren Glasow, American composer, born in Pine County, Minnesota (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Janine Charrat, French ballerina and choreographer, born in Grenoble, France (d. 2017)
  • 1924 Edward Digby, 12th Baron Digby, British Army (Coldstream Guards) officer (d. 2018)
  • 1924 Charles K. Johnson, American President of the Flat Earth Society, born in San Angelo, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1925 Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica), born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (d. 1969)
  • 1926 Hans Günter Winkler, German equestrian (5 x Olympic gold 1956 [2], 60, 64, 72), born in Barmen, Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1927 Alex Katz, American figurative artist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927 James J. Howard, American educator and Democratic Party politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey), born in Irvington, New Jersey (d. 1988)
  • 1927 Wilfred Josephs, English composer, born in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1997)
  • 1929 Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1953-56), born in KIngston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Hedda J. Garza, American writer and political activist, born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Peter Yates, English film director (Breaking Away, Bullitt), born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England (d. 2011)
  • 1930 Boris Nikolayevich Belousov, Soviet cosmonaut, born in Khotimsk, Mogilyov Oblast (d. 1998)
  • 1930 Charles Hambro, English banker, multi-millionaire and CEO (Hambros) (d. 2002)
  • 1930 Jacqueline Brookes, American actress (Jack & Mike, Another World), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Ermanno Olmi, Italian film director (The Tree of Wooden Clogs), born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 2018)
  • 1931 Éric Tabarly, French Navy officer and yachtsman, born in Nantes, France (d. 1998)
  • 1932 William Ruckelshaus, American attorney and first Head of Environmental Protection Agency, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1933 John Aniston, American actor (Search for Tomorrow, Day of our Lives), born in Crete, Greece
  • 1933 Doug Sanders, American professional golfer, born in Cedartown, Georgia

  • 1934 Jimmy Holiday, American singer (How Can I Forget), born in Sallis, Mississippi (d. 1987)
  • 1934 Thomas Ambler, CEO (Texaco)
  • 1934 Willie Davis, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay)
  • 1934 Sante Kimes, American convicted con artist and murderess
  • 1935 George Varnals, South African cricket batsman (England 1964-65)
  • 1935 Les Reed, English songwriter (It's Not Unusual), born in Woking, Surrey
  • 1935 Pat Oliphant, Australia, cartoonist (7 Pres: The Art of Oliphant)
  • 1935 Trevor Chinn, CEO (Lex)
  • 1936 Mark Goddard, actor (Don West-Lost in Space), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1936 Ruth Buzzi, Westerly RI, comedienne (Laugh-In, Margie-That Girl)
  • 1937 Baroness Blatch, British minister of state for Education
  • 1937 Barry Lloyd Vercoe, New Zealand composer and computer scientist (MIT Media Lab), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1937 Quinlan Terry, architect
  • 1938 Colin Southgate, CEO (Thorn EMI)
  • 1938 John Sparling, NZ cricket all-rounder (11 Tests 1958-64)
  • 1938 Mike Mainieri, American vibraphonist (Steps Ahead), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1938 Eugene J. Martin, American painter, artist
  • 1939 Barry [Norman] Malzberg, sci-fi author (Revelations, Beyond Apollo)
  • 1939 Bob Lilly, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1939 Walter Bellamy, New Bern NC, NBA center (Knicks/Olympic gold 1960), (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Carroll A Campbell Jr, (Rep-R-SC, 1979-86)
  • 1940 Stanley Hauerwas, American theologian
  • 1940 Dan Hedaya, American actor (Cheers, Marvin's Room, Clueless), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941 Barbara Love, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Chris Sarandon, WV, actor (Child's Play, Dog Day Afternoon, Lipstick)
  • 1942 Heinz Burt, Hargin Germany, rock bassist (Tornados)
  • 1943 Henk Vos, chemical analyst/Dutch politician (PvdA) 2nd Chamber
  • 1943 Lyudmila Bragina, USSR, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1944 Barbara Thompson, jazz musician/composer/bandleader
  • 1944 Jim Armstrong, rock guitarist (Them)
  • 1945 Azim Premji, Indian businessman
  • 1947 Geoffrey McQueen, TV Writer
  • 1947 M Jacques Fouroux, rugby player
  • 1947 Michael Coveney, drama critic
  • 1947 Neil McIntosh, CEO (VSO, Center for British Teaching)
  • 1947 Peter Serkin, American pianist (Tashi), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Robert Hays, actor (Airplane!, Starman, Scandalous), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1947 Zaheer Abbas, Pakistani cricketer (probably Pakistan's finest batsman ever), born in Sialkot, Punjab
  • 1948 Marvin the Martian, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Haredevil Hare"
  • 1949 Marjanne Sint, Dutch director and politician (PvdA), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 1949 Michael Richards, American comedian (Fridays, Kramer-Seinfeld), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950 Goutam Ghose, director (Patang, Voyage Beyond, Paar)
  • 1950 Sam Behrens, actor (Jake Meyer-General Hospital, Sunset Beach, LA Law)
  • 1951 Chris Smith, New Zealand politician (Labour), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1951 Lynda Carter, American actress (Wonder Woman, Sky High) and Miss USA (1973), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1952 Vin Weber, (Rep-R-MN, 1981- )
  • 1952 Gus Van Sant, American film director (Good Will Hunting), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1953 Jon Faddis, jazz trumpeter
  • 1953 Steve Grogan, NFL quarterback (New England Patriots)
  • 1953 Claire McCaskill, American politician, junior senator from Missouri
  • 1954 Philippe Alliot, race driver (grand prix)
  • 1955 Lubov Odinokova, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1956 Charles Crist, Governor of Florida
  • 1957 Dorothy Mays, playmate (Jul, 1979), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1957 Pam Tillis, American country singer (Melancholy Child), born in Plant City, Florida
  • 1957 Robbie Grey, English rocker (Modern English)
  • 1958 Mick Karn [Andonis Michaelides], English musician (Japan), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 2011)
  • 1959 Edward Liddie, Union Ga, Judo fighter (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • 1961 Paul Geary, American heavy metal drummer (Extreme), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1961 Kerry Dixon, English footballer
  • 1962 Kevin Butler, NFL kicker (Chicago Bears)
  • 1963 Julie Krone, Benton Harbor Mich, jockey (1st female to win Belmont-93)
  • 1963 Karl Malone, Summeerfield LA, NBA forward (Utah, Olympic 2 gold-92, 96)

Person of interestBarry Bonds

1964 Barry Bonds, American baseball left fielder (MLB home-run record [762], 7 x NL MVP), born in Riverside, California

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1964 Erminia Russo, Kelowna BC, volleyball player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1964 Teri Schroeder, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13-1993), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1964 Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese author
  • 1965 Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • 1965 Brian Blades, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1965 Joe Oliver, catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1965 Kadeem Hardison, New York, American actor (A Different World, The Sixth Man)
  • 1965 Doug Liman, American film director
  • 1966 Martin Keown, English footballer
  • 1967 Jasper Teule, Dutch rock singer/bassist (Pilgrims-Once to Everything)
  • 1968 John P Navin Jr, actor (Joey Elliot-Jennifer Slept Here), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Mark Gunn, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1968 Laura Leighton [Miller], American actress (Melrose Place, Pretty Little Liars), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1968 Kristin Chenoweth, American singer and actress
  • 1968 Colleen Doran, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1968 Malcolm Ingram, Canadian director
  • 1969 Chris King, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1969 Rick Fox, NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers, Boston Celtics)
  • 1969 Steve Jennings, field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestJennifer Lopez

1969 Jennifer Lopez, actress and pop singer (Selena), born in The Bronx, New York

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez
  • 1970 Blaine Bishop, NFL safety (Houston Oilers)
  • 1970 Gerald Ressman, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1970 Philip Sykes, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1970 Stephanie Adams, NJ, playmate (Nov, 1992)
  • 1971 Dino Baggio, Italian footballer