Famous Birthdays on May 24

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  • 15 BC Julius Caesar Germanicus, Roman commander, born in Roma, Italia, Roman Empire (d. 19)
  • 1522 John Jewel, English bishop, born in Buden, Devon, England (d. 1571)
  • 1544 William Gilbert, English physician and physicist (researcher into magnetism), born in Colchester, England (d. 1603)
  • 1605 Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
  • 1610 Giovanni Battista Chinelli, Italian composer, born in Moletolo, Parma, Italy (d. 1677)
  • 1616 John Maitland, 1st Duke of Lauderdale, born in Lethington Castle, East Lothian, Scotland (d. 1682)
  • 1619 Philips Wouwerman, Dutch painter, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1668)
  • 1671 Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, born in Pitti Palace, Florence, Tuscany (d. 1737)
  • 1677 Alexandre de Villeneuve, French composer, born in Hyères, France (d. 1756)

Person of interestDaniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

1686 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Dutch-German-Polish physicist, inventor, and scientific instrument maker, who invented the thermometer and the Fahrenheit scale, born in Danzig, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (d. 1736)

Inventor and Physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
Inventor and Physicist
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
  • 1689 Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician (d. 1769)
  • 1736 Juan de Sesé y Balaguer, Aragonese composer, born in Calanda, Aragon, Spain (d. 1801)

Person of interestJean-Paul Marat

1743 Jean-Paul Marat, French journalist and revolutionary (Friend of the People periodical), born in Boudry, Prussia (d. 1793)

Revolutionary and Journalist Jean-Paul Marat
Revolutionary and Journalist
Jean-Paul Marat
  • 1751 Charles Emanuel IV, King of Sardinia (1796-1802), born in Turin (d. 1819)
  • 1753 Oliver Cromwell, decorated African American soldier who served with Washington in US War of Independence, born in Burlington, New Jersey
  • 1754 Giacomo Conti, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1805)

  • 1767 Josef Schnabel, German composer, born in Naumburg am Queis, Silesia (d. 1831)
  • 1781 Louis François Dauprat, French composer and horn player, born in Paris (d. 1868)
  • 1794 William Whewell, English polymath and philosopher (History of Inductive Science), born in Lancaster, Lancashire, England (d. 1866)
  • 1803 Charles Lucien Bonaparte, French prince of Canino and Musignano, born in Paris (d. 1857)
  • 1803 Alexander von Nordmann, Finnish zoologist, born in Kotka, Finland (d. 1866)
  • 1807 Cornelis Eliza van Koetsveld, Dutch writer and preacher, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1893)
  • 1810 Abraham Geiger, German theologian and leader of Reform Judaism, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1874)
  • 1811 Charles Clark, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Lebanon, Ohio (d. 1877)
  • 1816 Emanuel Leutze, American painter (Washington Crossing the Delaware), born in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Württemberg, German Confederation (d. 1868)
  • 1816 Robert Seaman Granger, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1894)

Person of interestVictoria

1819 Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom and Ireland (1837-1901), born in London (d. 1901)

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • 1830 Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1897)
  • 1831 Richard Hoffman, English-American composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 1909)
  • 1836 Joseph Rowntree, British social reformer, born in York, England (d. 1925)
  • 1838 Paul Laband, German lawyer, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1918)
  • 1840 Frederick Walker, British social realist painter, born in London (d. 1875)
  • 1841 Charles Napier Hemy, British painter, born in Newcastle, England (d. 1917)
  • 1841 Tito Mattei, Italian pianist and composer, born in Campobasso, Italy (d. 1914)
  • 1850 Ernest Albert Waterlow, English water-color painter, born in London (d. 1919)
  • 1852 Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, Scottish politician, born in London (d. 1936)
  • 1854 Louis Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, admiral (WWI), born in Graz, Austrian Empire (d. 1921)
  • 1854 John Riley Banister, American law officer and cowboy, born in Banister Hollow, Camden County, Missouri (d. 1918)
  • 1855 Arthur Wing Pinero, English actor and playwright, born in London (d. 1934)
  • 1858 Johan Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1940)
  • 1863 George Grey Barnard, American sculptor, born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (d. 1938)

  • 1866 Armando Frid, Argentina, live until July 28 1990 (124 years)
  • 1868 Charles E. Taylor, American first aircraft maintenance professional, born in Cerro Gordo, Illinois (d. 1956)
  • 1870 Benjamin N. Cardozo, American lawyer and jurist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1938)
  • 1870 Jan Christiaan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa and proponent of Commonwealth & League of Nations, born in Bovenplaats, Cape Colony (d. 1950)
  • 1878 Lillian Moller Gilbreth, American psychologist and industrial engineer (CIOS Gold Medal-1954), born in Oakland, California (d. 1972)
  • 1879 H. B. Reese, American inventor of Reese's, born in York County, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)
  • 1881 Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský, Slovak composer, born in Trnava, Slovakia (d. 1958)
  • 1885 Susan Sutherland Isaacs, English educational psychologist and psychoanalyst, born in Turton, Lancashire (d. 1948).
  • 1886 Paul Paray, French conductor and composer, born in Le Tréport, France (d. 1979)
  • 1887 Edward "Mick" Mannock, Irish WWI flying ace (d. 1918)
  • 1889 Creighton Hale, Irish actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East), born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1965)
  • 1891 Benedictus H Danser, Dutch botanist
  • 1891 William F Albright, US old testament scholar/archaeologist
  • 1893 W H Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda)
  • 1895 Hunter "Stork" Hendry, Australian cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1988)
  • 1895 Samuel I Newhouse Sr., American businessman and publisher (Parade, Vogue, Glamour), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1898 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)
  • 1899 Suzanne Lenglen, French tennis champion (6 time Wimbledon champion), born in Paris, France (d. 1938)
  • 1899 Henri Michaux, French poet (d. 1984)
  • 1900 Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete and politician (d. 1954)
  • 1900 Eduardo De Filippo, Italian playwright, director, actor and poet (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1984)
  • 1901 José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1968)
  • 1903 Hilding Hallnäs, Swedish composer (Kärlekens ringdans), born in Halmstad, Sweden (d. 1984)
  • 1904 Kenneth Buckley, British rear-admiral
  • 1904 Patrick Johnson, English physicist (d. 1996)
  • 1905 Mikhail Sholokhov, Soviet writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965), born in Veshenskaya, Don Host Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1984)
  • 1905 Zdeněk Blažek, Czech composer and music theorist (Verchovina), born in Žarošice, Moravia (d. 1988)
  • 1906 Edmund Sargant, solicitor
  • 1906 John Mayo, director-general (Help the Aged)
  • 1908 Kresimir Fribec, composer
  • 1908 Michael Roberts, historian
  • 1909 Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)
  • 1909 Louis Fornberg, writer
  • 1909 Wilbur Mills, (Rep-D-Ark)/involved with Fanne Foxe
  • 1910 Marģeris Zariņš, Latvian composer and writer, born in Jaunpiebalga, Russian Empire (d. 1993)
  • 1910 Nils-Eric Fougstedt, Finnish composer (Angoscia, Trittico sinfonico), born in Raisio, Finland (d. 1961)
  • 1911 Barbara West, English survivor of the Titanic sinking (d. 2007)
  • 1912 Joan Hammond, Australian operatic soprano, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], American playwright, actor, and director (Matchmaker, Tomorrow), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • 1913 Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic silver 1936)
  • 1913 Willi Daume, olympic organizer
  • 1914 George Tabori, Hungarian writer, born in Budapest (d. 2007)
  • 1914 Lilli Palmer [Peiser], German actress (Cloak and Dagger, Anastasia: The Czar's Last Daughter), born in Posen, Prussia (d. 1986)
  • 1916 Roden Cutler, Governor (New South Wales)
  • 1917 Derek Hodgson, British high court judge
  • 1917 Lord Campbell of Alloway, QC
  • 1917 Theodore Hesburgh, president (Notre Dame), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1918 Coleman Young, 1st African American Mayor of Detroit, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 1918 D V Jennings, solicitor
  • 1919 Sid Couchey, American comic book artist (Richie Rich), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), born in Tokyo (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Paul Bramley, oral surgeon
  • 1923 Siobhán McKenna [Cionnaith], Irish stage actress (Saint Joan, The Chalk Garden), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1986)
  • 1923 Seijun Suzuki, Japanese cult film director, born in Tokyo (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Francois J [Frank] le Roux, chief whip (South Afr Conserv Party)
  • 1925 Mai Zetterling, Swedish actress and film director (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm), born in Västerås, Västmanland (d. 1994)
  • 1926 Len Maddocks, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian mid-50's)
  • 1926 Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor (The Stanley Baxter Moving Picture Show, Crook Anonymous), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1927 John Kelly Jr, American sculler (Olympic bronze 1956) and brother of Grace Kelly, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • 1927 Martinus J Mentz, South African MP (Conservative)
  • 1927 Timothy Beven, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • 1928 Peter Griffiths, British politician (C), controversially won his seat (1964), born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire (d. 2013)
  • 1928 William Trevor, Irish-born writer (Children of Dynmouth, Fools of Fortune), born in Mitchelstown, Ireland (d. 2016)
  • 1930 Hans-Martin Linde, composer
  • 1930 Ivor Richardson, Judge (NZ Court of Appeals)
  • 1931 Michael Lonsdale, French actor (The Day of the Jackal, Moonraker), born in Paris, France
  • 1932 Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Bratkartoffeln Inbegriffen), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Elaine Malbin, opera singer
  • 1932 Graham Arnold, British artist (Brotherhood of Ruralists)
  • 1932 James Anderton, Chief constable (Manchester England)

  • 1932 Terence Heiser, British senior civil servant
  • 1933 Christopher Staughton, British Lord Justice of Appeal
  • 1933 Hemchandra Tukaram Dani, cricketer (Test Ind v Pak, 1-19, ct 1, DNB)
  • 1933 Joaquín Vaquero Turcios, Spanish painter
  • 1933 Tony Mullett, dir-general (National Criminal Intelligence Service)
  • 1933 Aharon Lichtenstein, Orthodox Jewish rabbi
  • 1934 Jane Byrne, (Mayor-D-Chic)
  • 1934 Barry Rose, English choir-trainer and organist
  • 1935 Joan Micklin Silver, American director
  • 1936 Harold Budd, American avant-garde composer, born in Los Angeles
  • 1938 Glen Hall, cricket leg-spinner (South African in one Test v England 1964)
  • 1938 Thomas "Tommy" Chong, Canadian-American comedian, actor, and cannabis rights activist (Cheech & Chong), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1938 David Viscott, American psychiatrist (d. 1996)
  • 1939 Gert Schutte, Dutch politician (GPV)
  • 1940 Joseph Brodsky, USSR, author (Less than 1, Nobel 1987)
  • 1941 Andres Garcia, actor (Tiger Shark), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1941 Baroness Hollis of Heigham, history lecturer (U of East Anglia)

Person of interestBob Dylan

1941 Bob Dylan [Robert Zimmerman], American singer-songwriter (Blowin' in Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin') and cultural icon, born in Duluth, Minnesota

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1941 Brian Dennis, composer
  • 1941 Konrad Boehmer, composer
  • 1941 Martin Mogg, governor (British Durham Prison)
  • 1941 Tony Valentino, rocker (Standells-Dirty Water)
  • 1942 Ali Bacher, South African cricketer (South African batsman and captain in 60's)
  • 1942 Derek Quinn, guitarist (Freddie & Dreamers-I'm Telling You Now)
  • 1943 Gary Burghoff, actor (Radar - M*A*S*H), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1944 Patti LaBelle, [Holt], singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945 Priscilla Presley, American actress (Jenna-Dallas, Naked Gun), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Richard Ottaway, British politician (C), born in Sonning, Berkshire
  • 1945 Steven Norris, British MP
  • 1946 Irina Szewińska, Polish athlete, administrator (Olympic various sprint gold 1964, 68, 76), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2018)
  • 1946 Jeremy Treglown, English scholar/editor (TLS)
  • 1946 Steve Upton, rock drummer (Wishbone Ash-There's the Rub, Locked In)
  • 1947 Luke Rittner, sect-gen (Arts Council)
  • 1947 Mike Reid, Altoona Penn, country singer (Walk on Faith)
  • 1947 Martin Winterkorn, German automotive executive
  • 1947 Albert Bouchard, American musician, singer and songwriter (Blue Öyster Cult), born in Watertown, New York
  • 1947 Robert "Waddy" Wachtel, American session musician, composer and record producer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist and singer (Doe Maar), born in Amsterdam
  • 1949 Jim Broadbent, English actor (Iris), born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • 1950 Jo Ann Washam, LPGA golfer

  • 1950 Larry Seidlin, American judge
  • 1951 Rob Baker, rock drummer (Red Rider)
  • 1951 Ronald A Parise, Warren Ohio, PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67)
  • 1953 Alfred Molina, British actor (Spider Man 2, Frida, Chocolat), born in London, England
  • 1953 Nell Campbell, [Laura], Australian actress (Rocky Horror), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1953 Mark Rivera, American saxophonist, musical director and corporate entertainment provider (Billy Joel), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestRosanne Cash

1955 Rosanne Cash, country singer (Seven Year Ache, I Wonder), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash
  • 1955 Thad Ackel, horse trainer
  • 1956 Helen Terry, rocker (Now You're Mine)
  • 1956 Michael Jackson, Northern Irish clergyman
  • 1957 John G Rowland, (Rep-R-CT, 1985- )
  • 1959 George Glanos, horse trainer
  • 1960 Pete Metzelaars, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, Lions)
  • 1960 Kristin Scott Thomas, British actress (The English Patient, Mission: Impossible), born in Redruth, Cornwall, England
  • 1960 Guy Fletcher, British musician and keyboardist (Dire Straights), born in Maidstone, Kent
  • 1962 Bev Lidyoff, Huntington Park Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1994)
  • 1962 Dorothy Trapp, equestrian 3-day (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963 Gene Anthony Ray, dancer/actor (Leroy-Fame), born in Harlem, New York
  • 1963 Horace Holden Jr, slalom double canoe (Olympic 11th 1996), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1963 Joe Dumars, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1963 Ken Ftach, tennis star, born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1963 Ivan Capelli, Italian racing driver
  • 1963 Michael Chabon, American author
  • 1963 Kathy Leander, Swiss singer
  • 1963 Rich Rodriguez, American football coach
  • 1963 Kenneth "Ken" Flach, American professional tennis player (4 Grand Slam titles, 2 mixed doubles), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1964 Adrian Moorhouse, British 100m breaststroker (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1964 Elizabeth McColgan, British running star (world record 5 km indoor)
  • 1964 Pat Verbeek, NHL forward (Team Canada, NY Rangers), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1965 Chris Jorgis, US badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Palo Alto, California

Person of interestJohn C. Reilly

1965 John C. Reilly, American actor (Chicago, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1965 Shinichiro Watanabe, Japanese anime director
  • 1966 Tony Jones, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1966 Eric Cantona, French footballer
  • 1966 Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver
  • 1967 Heavy D [Dwight Errington Myers], Jamaican-American rapper, born in Mandeville, Middlesex (d. 2011)
  • 1967 Margaret Crowley, Australian 800m/1500m runner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Steve McDonald, rocker (Redd Kross)
  • 1968 Jerry Dipoto, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1969 Martin McCague, cricketer (in Ulster AIS product, Eng quickie 1993-94)
  • 1969 Rich Robinson, rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker)
  • 1970 Jeff Zgonina, NFL defensive tackle (Carolina Panthers, Packers, Rams)
  • 1970 Nick Castaneda, pairs skater (& Dawn Piepenbrink), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1970 Tommy Page, Glenridge, New Jersey, American singer (I'll Be Your Everything)
  • 1971 Paul Ragusa, Canadian 48 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Bülach, Switzerland
  • 1971 Troy Barnett, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • 1972 Danny Bautista, outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1972 Petra Schwarz-Ritter, Vienna Aus, tennis star (1988 Futures-Bari-ITA)
  • 1972 Tito Paul, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals)