On This Day

Famous Birthdays on November 24

  • 1273 Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (d. 1284)
  • 1394 Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (d. 1465)
  • 1420 John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (d. 1473)
  • 1583 Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (d. 1641)
  • 1615 Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (d. 1690)
  • 1630 Etienne Baluze, French scholar (d. 1718)
  • 1632 Baruch "Benedict" de Spinoza, Amsterdam, rationalist philosopher
  • 1642 Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, earl of Tourville/knight/admiral/marshal
  • 1655 Charles XI, King of Sweden (1660-97)
  • 1690 Charles Theodore Pachelbel, composer
  • 1712 Willem Bachiene, theologist/geographer/astronomer (Ecclesiastical)

Junípero Serra

1713 Junipero Serra, Spanish missionary priest who founded the 1st missions in California, born in Petra, Majorca (d. 1784)

  • 1713 Laurence Sterne, Irish novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)
  • 1724 Maria Amalia of Saxony, queen of Spain (d. 1760)
  • 1729 Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (d. 1800)
  • 1740 John Bacon, English sculptor
  • 1745 Maria Louisa of Spain, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire, born in Palace of San Ildefonso, Segovia, Spain (d. 1792)
  • 1747 Felice Alessandri, composer
  • 1766 Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect, born in Karlsruhe (d. 1826)
  • 1768 Jean-Engelbert Pauwels, composer
  • 1773 Shadrach Bond, American politician (1st Governor of Illinois, 1818 to 1822), born in Frederick, Maryland (d. 1832)
  • 1774 Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (d. 1857)

Zachary Taylor

1784 Zachary Taylor, 12th US President (1849-50) and major general in the Mexican–American War, born in Barboursville, Virginia (d. 1850)

  • 1784 Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Swiss traveller and orientalist, 1st European to discover Petra and Abu Simbel, born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1817)
  • 1795 Josif Josifovich Genishta, composer
  • 1801 Ludwig Bechstein, German poet (d. 1860)
  • 1806 Omar Pasha [Michael Lats], Croatian governor/viceroy of Bosnia/Iraq
  • 1806 William Webb Ellis, credited with the invention of Rugby (d. 1872)
  • 1811 Ditler G Monrad, Danish theologist/bishop/premier (1863- )
  • 1811 Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1890)
  • 1815 James Trapier, N Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • 1815 Grace Darling, English heroine (d. 1842)
  • 1817 Juan de la Cruz Moreno Maisonave, Guatemala
  • 1824 Charles Verlat, Flemish painter, born in Antwerp, Belgian (d. 1890)
  • 1826 Collodi [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian author (Pinocchio)
  • 1829 William Passmore Carlin, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Greene County, Illinois (d. 1903)
  • 1833 Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (d. 1891)
  • 1848 Lilli Lehmann, opera singer
  • 1849 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British-American playwright and children's author ("The Secret Garden"), born in Manchester (d. 1924)
  • 1859 Cass Gilbert, American architect (d. 1934)
  • 1861 João da Cruz, Brazilian poet, born in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil (d. 1898)
  • 1864 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter (At the Moulin Rouge)

Scott Joplin

1868 Scott Joplin, American ragtime entertainer and composer ("Maple Leaf Rag"; "The Entertainer"), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 1917)

  • 1869 António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (d. 1951)
  • 1873 L Martov [Yuly O Tsederbaum], Russian revolutionary
  • 1874 Charles William Miller, Brazilian footballer (d. 1953)
  • 1876 Walter Griffin, US architect, city planner; designed Canberra, Aust
  • 1877 Alben W Barkley, Graves County Ky, (35th Vice Pres-D-1949-53)
  • 1877 Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian CID Commissioner of Police (d. 1941)
  • 1878 Mark N Tod, English classicist/historian
  • 1881 Al Christie, Canadian-born film director and producer (d. 1951)
  • 1884 Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School)
  • 1884 Itzhak Ben-Zvi, President of Israel (d. 1963)
  • 1886 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish artist (L'art et Son Avenir)
  • 1886 Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher (d. 1973)
  • 1887 Erich von Manstein, German military commander (d. 1973)
  • 1888 Cathleen Nesbitt, British actress (The Farmer's Daughter), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1982)
  • 1888 Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)
  • 1888 Rudolf Klein-Rogge, German actor and prototype for silent films master criminal (Metropolis, Spies), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1955)
  • 1888 Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist (d. 1972)
  • 1889 Albert J Sylvester, England, ballroom dancer (Alex Moor Award-1977)
  • 1889 Cissy van Marxfield [Setske Beek-de Haan], Dutch author
  • 1892 Isidor Achron, composer
  • 1893 Fern Andra [Vernal Edna Andrews], German-American actress (Eyes of the World), born in Watseka, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • 1893 Charles F. Hurley, 54th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)
  • 1894 Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great opening batsman for Engl)

Charles "Lucky" Luciano

1896 Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Italian-American gangster of the New York mafia, born in Sicily, Italy (d. 1962)

  • 1899 Jan Adam Maklakiewicz, composer
  • 1899 Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (d. 1966)
  • 1900 Cornelius Kee, composer
  • 1900 Jerzy Bonawentura Toeplitz, filmmaker/teacher
  • 1901 Andre Victor Tchelistcheff, winemaker
  • 1905 [Irene] Ireene Wicker, American singer and actress (Singing Lady), born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1906 Andreina Pagnani, Italian actress (Il Commandante), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1981)
  • 1906 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Air Bridge monument Berlin)
  • 1908 Harry Kemelman, US detective author (rabbi-omnibus)
  • 1908 Libertad Lamarque, Agentinan actress (Madreselva, Puerta Cerrada), born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina (d. 2000)
  • 1908 Ray Carter, American orchestra leader (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1909 Hans Melchior Brugk, composer
  • 1909 Hotze de Roos, Dutch youth book author (Chameleon)
  • 1910 Lennox Brown, cricketer (South African leg-spinner on 1931-32 Aust/NZ tour)
  • 1911 Kirby Grant, American actor (Rustlers Round-Up, Yukon Gold, Sky King), born in Butte, Montana (d. 1985)
  • 1911 Walter Goetz, illustrator cartoonist/painter
  • 1911 Joe "Ducky" Medwick, American baseball player, born in Carteret, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • 1912 Bernard Delfgaauw, Dutch philosopher (Johnson murderer!)
  • 1912 Garson Kanin, playwright/producer (Double Life), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1912 Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money), born in Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland (d. 2005)
  • 1912 Teddy Wilson, American jazz pianist and arranger (Billie Holiday; Benny Goodman), born in Austin, Texas (d. 1986) [1]
  • 1912 Joan Sanderson, English actress (Please Sir!), born in Bristol, England (d. 1992)
  • 1913 Gisela Mauermeyer, German discus thrower (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 1913 Howard Duff, American actor (Flamingo Road, Knots Landing), born in Bremerton, Washington (d. 1990)
  • 1914 Elise Hoomans, Dutch director and actress (Jane Eyre, Barocco), born in Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • 1916 Forrest J Ackerman, invented the term "sci-fi"
  • 1917 Richard Bilderback Hervig, composer
  • 1917 Rita Corita [Hendrika Sturm], Dutch pop singer ("Koffie, koffie, lekker bakkie koffie - Coffee, coffee, nice cup of coffee"), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1998)
  • 1918 Roley Jenkins, English cricket spin bowler (9 Tests, 32 wickets), born in Worcester, England (d. 1995)
  • 1918 Captain Stubby [Tom Fouts], American author and comedian (Captain Stubby and the Buccaneers), born in Carroll County, Indiana (d. 2004)
  • 1918 "Wild" Bill Davis, American jazz pianist, arranger, and electronic organ pioneer (Louis Jordan's Tympani Five), born in Glasgow, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1919 John Silverlight, British journalist (The Observer)
  • 1919 David Kossoff, British actor and anti-drug campaigner (The Young Lovers, The Larkins), born in Hackney, London, England (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Anthony Griffin, sailor
  • 1920 Joseph Olutola Olu Odutola Oguntala, soho club owner
  • 1921 John V Lindsay, (Mayor-R/D-NY, 1965-73)
  • 1924 Victor Grinich, Croatian-American businessman (d. 2000)
  • 1925 Alun Owen, North Wales, writer (Hard Days Night)/actor (Servant)
  • 1925 William F. Buckley Jr, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line), born in NYC (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist who won the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics with Carlo Rubbia, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1926 Alan Owen, English author (Maggie May, Ronnie Barker Show)
  • 1926 Tsung-Dao Lee, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1927 Alfredo Kraus, Spanish bel canto tenor (Massenet - "Werther"; La Scala; New York Metroplolitan Opera, 1966-94), born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands (d. 1999)
  • 1927 Emma Lou Diemer, American classical composer Songs for the Earth; Fantasy for Carillon), and educator, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1927 Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian writer (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Agustín Edwards, Chilean media tycoon (El Mercurio), born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Eileen Barton, American singer (Broadway Open House), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930 C T Patankar, cricketer (kept wicket in one Test India v NZ 1955-56)
  • 1930 Ken Barrington, cricketer (tough England batsman)
  • 1930 Bob Friend, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • 1930 Yale Lary, American NFL safety Hall of Famer (Detroit Lions), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Fred Titmus, English cricket all-rounder (53 Tests, 153 wickets, 10 x 50s; Middlesex), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1933 Rene Enriquez, Nicaraguan-born American actor (Hill Street Blues), born in Granada, Nicaragua (d. 1990)
  • 1934 Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (St Florian; Life With An Idiot), born in Engels, Volga-German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 1998)
  • 1934 Claudio Prieto, Spanish composer (Solo a Solo; Cantata manriqueña), born in Palencia, Spain (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Martin Charnin, American Broadway stage singer, dancer (West Side Story), director, and lyricist (Annie), born in New York City (d. 2019)
  • 1935 Ron Dellums, American politician (D-House representative from California, 1971-1998), born in Oakland, California (d. 2018)
  • 1935 Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Bahraini royal and politician, world's longest serving Prime Minister of Bahrain (1970-2020), born in Bahrain (d. 2020)
  • 1937 Jeremy Taylor, British teacher, folk singer, songwriter ("Ag Pleez Deddy"; "Piece of Ground"), born in Newbury, England

Oscar Robertson

1938 Oscar Robertson [The Big O], NBA guard (Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Olympic gold 1960), born in Charlotte, Tennessee

  • 1938 Wynne Bradburn, cricketer (father of Grant NZ batsman v South Africa 1964)
  • 1938 Charles Starkweather, American Spree Killer (d. 1959)
  • 1938 Willy Claes, Belgian politician
  • 1938 Spencer Johnson, American author (Who Moved My Cheese?), born in Watertown, South Dakota (d. 2017)
  • 1939 Jim Northrup, baseball player
  • 1939 Jim Yester, American rock vocalist and guitarist (The Association - "Cherish"; "Windy"; "Time For Living"), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1939 Yoshinobu Miyake, Japan, featherweight (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • 1940 Paul Tagliabue, commissioner (NFL)
  • 1940 Wendell Morris Logan, composer
  • 1940 Don Metz, American architect
  • 1940 Eric Wilson, Canadian children's author.
  • 1941 Donald "Duck" Dunn, American session bassist (Stax; Booker & The MG's; The Blues Brothers), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d, 2012)
  • 1941 Gary Boyle, rocker (Isotope)
  • 1941 John de Andrea, US sculptor

Pete Best

1941 Pete Best, British drummer (Beatles), born in Madras, British India

  • 1941 Wayne Lamar Jackson, American soul and R&B trumpeter ( Mar-Keys, The Memphis Horns), born in West Memphis, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • 1942 Bayani Mendoza de Leon, Filipino-American musician and composer (Batong-Buhay), born in Manilla, Philippines
  • 1942 Billy Connolly, Scottish comedian and actor (Blue Money), born in Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1942 Marlin Fitzwater, American journalist and press secretary to US Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, born in Salina, Kansas
  • 1943 Dave Bing, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard (7-time NBA All Star), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1943 Barry Milburn, cricketer (NZ wicket-keeper in three Tests 1969)
  • 1943 Richard Tee, American jazz and session pianist and arranger (Paul Simon - "Slip' Slidin' Away"; Peter Gabriel -"In Your Eyes"; Grover Washington, Jr - "Just The Two Of Us"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1943 Robin Williamson, Scottish folk-rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and storyteller (Incredible String Band), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1943 Joël Robert, Belgian motocross racer (Motocross World C'ships 250cc 1964, 68–72), born in Grandrieu, Belgium (d. 2021)
  • 1944 Claudia Dreifus, interviewer/author (7 Stories)
  • 1944 Dan Glickman, (Rep-D-KS, 1977- )
  • 1944 Jules Deelder, Dutch poet (T of Vondel)
  • 1944 Ibrahim Gambari, Nigerian scholar
  • 1944 Candy Darling [James Slattery], American transgender actress (Flesh, Women in Revolt), born in Queens, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1945 Lee Michaels, American rocker ("Do You Know What I Mean"), born in Los Angeles, California

Ted Bundy

1946 Ted Bundy, American serial murderer during the 1970s, born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1989)

  • 1946 Penelope Jones Halsall (aka: Caroline Courtney, Melinda Wright, Lydia Hitchcock, Penny Jordan, Annie Groves)
  • 1946 Jimmy Collins, American basketball shooting guard (Chicago Bulls) and coach (University of Illinois, Chicago 1996-2010), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1947 Dwight Schultz, American actor (A-Team - "Murdock"; Star Trek: The Next Generation - "Barclay"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1947 Dave Sinclair, British progressive rock keyboard player (Caravan - In the Land of Grey and Pink), born in Herne Bay, Kent, England
  • 1948 Ashok Gandotra, cricketer (in Rio de Janiero Two Tests for India 1969)
  • 1948 Spider Robinson, Canadian sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Callahan's Secret)
  • 1948 Steve Yeager, catcher (LA Dodger)
  • 1949 Anita Louis, American singer (Soul Children, I'll Be the Other Woman)
  • 1949 Martin Duiser, pop producer (Vanessa, Lee Towers)
  • 1949 Shane Bourne, Australian comedian and actor
  • 1949 Jim Warren, American artist whose work includes album art for Bob Seger and Prince, born in Long Beach, California
  • 1950 Damon Evans, Balt Md, American actor (The Jeffersons), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1950 Stanley Livingston, American actor (My Three Sons - "Chip"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950 Bob Burns, American drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1964-74), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2015)
  • 1951 Chet Edwards, (Rep-D-Texas)
  • 1951 Gaby Landhage, Goteborg Sweden, model (Model of the Rear)
  • 1951 Graham Price, British rugby player
  • 1952 Brijesh Patel, cricketer (Indian batsman 1974-77)
  • 1952 Norbert Haug, German motorsport executive (Mercedes Benz)
  • 1952 Thierry Lhermitte, French comedian and actor
  • 1953 Tod Machover, composer
  • 1953 Glenn Withrow, American actor
  • 1954 Emir Kusturica, Serbian-French film maker (When Father Was Away on Business; Black Cat, White Cat), and punk rock bassist (No Smoking), born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • 1955 Clem Burke [Clement Bozewski], American rock drummer (Blondie - "Heart Of Glass"), born in Bayonne, New Jersey

Ian Botham

1955 Ian Botham, England cricket captain, all-rounder (102 Tests, 5,200 runs, 383 wickets), born in Heswall, England

  • 1955 Scott Hoch, American golfer (US Masters 1989 runner-up, Ryder Cup 1997, 2002), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1955 Elvis Ramone [Clement Bozewski], American drummer (The Ramones, August 1987), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1955 Takashi Yuasa, Japanese lawyer
  • 1955 Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Swedish politician
  • 1957 Chris Hayes, American rock guitarist (Huey Lewis & The News, 1980-2001 - “I Want A New Drug”), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1957 Denise Crosby, actress (Tasha-Star Trek: Next Gen), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1958 Alain Chabat, actor (French Twist, Six Days Six Night)
  • 1958 Carmel [McCourt], English rocker (Storm, More More More), born in Wrawby, England
  • 1958 Roy Aitken, Scottish former footballer
  • 1959 Alejandro Mayorkas, American lawyer, Secretary of Homeland Security (2021-), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1960 Amanda Wyss, American actress
  • 1960 Edgar Meyer, American classical, jazz, and bluegrass bassist, and composer, born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • 1961 Matt Hayes, British TV angler (Discovery Real Time), born in Smethwick, England
  • 1961 Carlos Carnero, Spanish member of parliament
  • 1961 Arundhati Roy, Indian activist and writer (The God of Small Things), born in Shillong, Meghalaya
  • 1962 John Squire, English pop guitarist (Stone Roses, She Bangs the Drums)
  • 1963 Lisa Howard, actress (Days of Our Life, Rolling Vengeance)