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Famous Birthdays on October 24

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 215

Person of interestDomitian

51 Domitian, Roman Emperor (81-96), born in Rome (d. 96)

Roman Emperor Domitian
Roman Emperor
Domitian
  • 1378 David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay, heir to the throne of Scotland (d. 1402)
  • 1607 John Lievens, Dutch painter, etcher and wood carver, born in Leiden, Dutch Republic (d. 1674)
  • 1632 Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch microscopist who was the first to observe bacteria and protozoa and naturalist (Philosophical Transactions), born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1723)
  • 1675 Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician, born in Parchim, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany (d. 1749)
  • 1710 Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer, born in Northampton, England (d. 1773)
  • 1763 Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (Florentin), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1839)
  • 1788 Sarah Josepha Hale, American author (Mary Had a Little Lamb), born in Newport, New Hampshire (d. 1879)
  • 1789 Jean Chrétien Baud, Dutch gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1834-36), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1859)
  • 1789 Ramon Carnicer y Batlle, Spanish composer, born in Tàrrega, Catalonia (d. 1855)
  • 1794 Friedrich Balduin von Gagern, German-Dutch army commandant, born in Weilburg, Germany (d. 1848)
  • 1796 August von Platen, German poet, born in Ansbach, Germany (d. 1835)
  • 1804 Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist, born in Wittenberg, Germany (d. 1891)
  • 1808 Ernst Richter, German musical theorist and composer, born in Großschönau, Saxony, Germany (d. 1879)
  • 1808 Bernhard von Cotta, German geologist, born in Meiningen, Germany (d. 1879)
  • 1811 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist, composer and conductor, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (d. 1885)

  • 1815 John Edwards, American politician (US Representative Arkansas) Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1894)
  • 1817 Hippolyte Mège-Mouriés, French chemist and inventor of margarine, born in Draguignan, France (d. 1880)
  • 1830 Belva Ann Lockwood, American attorney (1st lady to argue in Supreme Court), born in Royalton, New York (d. 1917)
  • 1842 Josef Nešvera, Czech composer, born in Praskolesy, Czech Republic (d. 1914)
  • 1844 Karl Lueger, Austrian politician, cofounder and leader of the Austrian Christian Social Party, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1910)
  • 1854 Hendrik Willem Bakhuis Roozeboom, Dutch chemist (Heterogenen Gleichgewichte), born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1907)
  • 1855 James S. Sherman, 27th Vice President of the United States (1909-1912), born in Utica, New York (d. 1912)
  • 1857 Ned Williamson, American baseball player (Chicago White Stockings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1894)
  • 1863 Manuel Manrique de Lara, Spanish composer (The Oresteia), born in Cartagena, Murcia (d. 1929)
  • 1867 Franco Leoni, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 1949)
  • 1868 Alexandra David-Néel, Belgian-French explorer and writer, born in Saint-Mandé, France (d. 1969)
  • 1872 Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (1st recognised world long jump record), born in Millom, England (d. 1957)
  • 1873 Edmund Taylor Whittaker, Southport, Lancashire, U.K., British mathematician (applied mathematics and the theory of special functions)
  • 1875 Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1958)
  • 1877 Pavel Chesnokov, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia (d. 1944)
  • 1877 Rika Hopper, Dutch actress (Cesare, The Tars, Anastasia), born in Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • 1881 Paul Basilius Barth, Swiss painter and lithographer, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1955)
  • 1882 Sybil Thorndike, British actress (Stage Fright, Gone to Earth), born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire (d. 1976)
  • 1882 Emmerich Kálmán, Hungarian composer of operettas, born in Siófok, Austria-Hungary (d. 1953)
  • 1885 Ernest Claes, Belgian author (Saints from Zichem), born in Zichem, Belgium (d. 1968)

  • 1886 Delmira Agustini, Uruguayan poet (El Libro Blanco), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1914)
  • 1887 Victoria von Battenberg, Queen of Spain as the wife of King Alfonso XIII, born in Balmoral Castle, Scotland (d. 1969)
  • 1887 Octave Lapize, French cyclist (Tour de France 1910), born in Paris, France (d. 1917)
  • 1890 Main Rousseau Bocher, American uniform designer (Red Cross, Girl Scouts, Waves), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)
  • 1890 Kathleen Lockhart Manning, American composer, born in Hollywood, California (d. 1951)
  • 1891 Geertruida Magdelena Wilhelmina Bakker, Dutch actress (The Two Orphans), born in Amsterdam (d. 1973)
  • 1891 Rafael Trujillo [Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina], Dominican politician, soldier and dictator of the Dominican Republic (1930-61), born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic (d. 1961)
  • 1892 Kurt Huber, German philosopher and resistance fighter, born in Chur, Switzerland (d. 1943)
  • 1894 Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author, born in Darbhanga district, Bihar, British India (d. 1987)
  • 1895 Jack Warner [Waters], British actor (Dixon of Dock Green, Christmas Carol), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1897 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, born in Cherkasy, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • 1899 Ferhat Abbas, Algerian politician and President of the National Constituent Assembly of Algeria (1962-63), born in Taher, Algeria (d. 1985)
  • 1900 Elizabeth Hill, Russian-English teacher of Salvonic languages, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1996)
  • 1900 Karl Ottó Runólfsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavik, Iceland (d. 1970)
  • 1901 Gilda Gray [Marianna Michalska], Polish-born American actress and dancer, born in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)

Person of interestMelvin Purvis

1903 Melvin Purvis [Little Mel], American FBI agent that lead the manhunt for outlaws like Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and John Dillinger, born in Timmonsville, South Carolina (d. 1960)

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis

Person of interestMoss Hart

1904 Moss Hart, playwright (You Can't Take it With You, Act 1), born in The Bronx, New York

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart
  • 1905 Elizabeth Poston, English composer, born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire (d. 1987)
  • 1906 Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, Austrian painter, born in Vienna (d. 1996)
  • 1906 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1968)
  • 1908 John Alwyne Kitching, British zoologist (d. 1996)
  • 1908 John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist (contributions to plate tectonics), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1993)
  • 1909 Bill Carr, American athlete (2 Olympic gold 1932), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (d. 1966)
  • 1911 Clarence M. Kelley, American 2nd Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1973-77), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1911 Sonny Terry, blind Piedmont blues musician, born in Greensboro, Georgia (d. 1986)
  • 1911 Paul Grégoire, French Canadian Archbishop of Montreal, born in Viauville, Montreal, Quebec (d. 1993)
  • 1911 Nathaniel Wyeth, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle), born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • 1913 Molly Hide, English cricketer who captained England for 17 years, born in Shanghai, China (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone, born in Bassano del Grappa (d. 1984)
  • 1915 Bob Kane, American comic artist and Batman co-creator, born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1915 Roger Milliken, American millionaire (CEO of Milliken & Company), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1915 Marghanita Laski, English journalist and author (Victorian chaise-lounge), born in Manchester, England (d. 1988)
  • 1917 Marshall Goldberg, American NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals), born in Elkins, West Virginia (d. 2006)
  • 1919 Frank Piasecki, American aeronautical engineer and helicopter aviation pioneer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1920 Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician, born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • 1920 Julius Youngner, American scientist, helped develop Salk polio vaccine, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1923 Denise Levertov, American poet and essayist (Joy Beneath the Skin), born in Ilford, Essex, England (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Jose Casanovas, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Piet Roozenburg, Dutch World champion checker player (1948, 51, 52, 55), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Jayaram N. Reddy, South African politician
  • 1925 Ken Mackay, Australian cricketer (exciting Aussie all-rounder), born in Windsor, Queensland, Australia (d. 1982)
  • 1925 Luciano Berio, Italian composer (Chemins), born in Oneglia, Italy (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Y. A. Tittle, American NFL quarterback (Baltimore, San Francisco, NY Giants, MVP 1963), born in Marshall, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1927 Renato de Grandis, Italian composer, born in Venice, Italy (d. 2008)
  • 1927 Gilbert Bécaud [François Gilbert Léopold Silly], French singer, pianist, composer and actor (Nathalie) known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, born in Toulon, France (d. 2001)
  • 1928 Gabriel Laub, Polish writer, born in Bochnia, Poland (d. 1998)
  • 1928 Ken Hough, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in two Tests v England 1959), born in Auburn, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2009)
  • 1929 George H. Crumb, American composer (Pulitzer 1968-Echoes of Time and the River), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • 1929 Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and writer (Long Season), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1929 Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian writer and playwright (The Tied Up Balloon), born in Kalimanitza, Montana region, Bulgaria (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Hubert Aquin, French-Canadian novelist, political activist and editor, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1977)
  • 1930 The Big Bopper [Jiles Perry Richardson], American musician, born in Sabine Pass, Texas (d. 1959)
  • 1930 Johan Galtung, Norwegian polemologist (Meaning of Nonviolence), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1930 Sultan Ahmad Shah, 7th King of Malaysia (1979-84), born in Pekan, Pahang, Federated Malay States, British Malaya (d. 2019)
  • 1931 Sofia Gubaidulina, Tatar-Russian composer (Stimmen Verstummen), born in Chistopol, Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic

  • 1932 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (1991), born in Paris, France (d. 2007)

Person of interestRobert Mundell

1932 Robert Mundell, Canadian economist and Nobel laureate (1999) "father of the euro", born in Kingston, Ontario

Economist/Nobel Laureate Robert Mundell
Economist/Nobel Laureate
Robert Mundell
  • 1932 Johnny Lattner, American football player, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Norman Rush, American writer (Mating), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1933 Ronald "Ronnie" Kray and Reginald "Reggie" Kray, English gangsters (the Kray twins), born in London, England
  • 1934 Arvind Apte, Indian cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test), born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India (d. 2014)
  • 1934 Margie Masters, Australian golfer (Western Open runner-up 1966), born in Swan Hill, Victoria
  • 1936 Bill Wyman, English rocker (Rolling Stones-Under My Thumb), born in Lewisham, London
  • 1936 David Nelson, American actor, director, and producer (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1936 Rainer Kunad, German composer, born Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1937 Miguel Ángel Coria, Spanish composer of classical music, born in Madrid (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Fred E. Finn, American pianist (Mickie Finn's), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1939 Uri Sharvit, Israeli composer, born in Jerusalem

Person of interestF. Murray Abraham

1939 F. Murray Abraham, American actor (All the President's Men and Amadeus), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 1940 David Sainsbury, English billionaire and founder (Dutch Soc-Dem)
  • 1941 Frank Aendenboom, Flemish actor (Lion of Flanders), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 2018)
  • 1941 William H. Dobelle, American biomedical engineer (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 nominee), born in Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • 1943 José E. Serrano, American politician (Rep-D-New York), born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • 1944 Ted Templeman, American musician and record producer, born in Santa Cruz, California
  • 1944 Viktor Prokopenko, Ukranian footballer and coach, born in Zhdanov, Ukrainian SSR (d. 2007)
  • 1945 Anthony Christian, English artist
  • 1945 Gérald Larose, Quebec labour union executive, born in Ham-Nord, Quebec
  • 1946 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian rock drummer (Steppenwolf), born in Oshawa, Ontario (d. 1993)
  • 1947 Edgar Broughton, English rocker (Edgar Broughton Band), born in Warwick, Warwickshire, England

Person of interestKevin Kline

1947 Kevin Kline, American actor (Sophie's Choice, Big Chill), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1948 Dale "Buffin" Griffin, English rock drummer (Mott The Hoople), born in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England (d. 2016)
  • 1948 Kweisi Mfume, American (Rep-D-Maryland) and CEO of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1948 Paul and Barry Ryan, British composers and singers, born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • 1949 Robert Pickton, Canadian serial killer charged with the first degree murder of twenty-six women, born in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • 1950 Steven Greenberg, American composer and musician (Lipps Inc.), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

  • 1950 Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1951 Todd Crespi, German actor (Magician), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1953 Billy Thomas, American singer (McBride & Ride-I Count on You), born in Fort Meyers, Florida
  • 1953 James di Donato, open water swimmer, one of the Tiger Twins (world record for swimming the butterfly in 40.6 miles)
  • 1953 Jonathan di Donato, open water swimmer, one of the Tiger Twins (world record for swimming the butterfly in 40.6 miles)
  • 1954 Doug Davidson, American actor (Paul Williams-Young & Restless), born in Glendale, California
  • 1954 Perry Lee "Tiny" Tavares, American rocker, born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1954 Brad Sherman, American politician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Tom Mulcair, Quebec politician (Leader of the New Democratic Party 2012-17), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1954 Mike Rounds, American politician (31st Governor of South Dakota), born in Huron, South Dakota
  • 1954 Jozef Ráž, Slovak musician and singer, born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • 1954 Malcolm Turnbull, Australian politician, Prime Minister (2015-), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1954 Wang Jianlin, Chinese businessman and founder of Dalian Wanda Group, born in Cangxi County, Sichuan Province
  • 1955 Ghulam Parkar, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman v England 1982), born in Kaluste, Maharashtra, India
  • 1956 Dale Maharidge, American author (And Their Children After Them), born in Ohio
  • 1957 Ron Gardenhire, German-American baseball manager, born in Butzbach, Hessen, West Germany
  • 1957 John Kassir, American actor and comedian, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1958 Mathilde Santing, Dutch rock singer (Breast & Brow), born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • 1960 Carolien de Windt, Surinamese-Dutch singer (Mai Tai), born in Suriname
  • 1960 Ian Baker-Finch, Australian golfer and broadcaster (1991 British Open 1991, CBS), born in Nambour, Queensland, Australia
  • 1960 B.D. Wong, American actor (M. Butterfly), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1960 Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian, born in Bogotá, Colombia (d. 1999)
  • 1960 Joachim Winkelhock, German race car driver, born in Waiblingen, West Germany
  • 1961 Rafael Belliard, MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Pueblo Nuevo, Dominican Republic
  • 1961 Susan Kilrain [Still], USN commander and astronaut (STS 83, 94), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1961 Mary Bono, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California 1998-2013), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1961 Dave Meltzer, American wrestling journalist and sports historian, born in New York
  • 1962 Jay Novacek, American NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Martin, South Dakota
  • 1963 John Hendrie, Scottish footballer, born in Lennoxtown, Scotland
  • 1964 Patrick Hunter, American NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals), born in San Francisco, California

  • 1965 Donald Frank, American NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings), born in Edgecombe County, North Carolina
  • 1965 Vernice Smith, American NFL guard (Washington Redskins, St Louis Rams), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1965 Kyriakos Velopoulos, Greek politician, born in Essen, Ruhr, West Germany
  • 1966 F. P. Santangelo, American baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Livonia, Michigan
  • 1966 Shawn Lee, American NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966 Roman Abramovich, Russian-Israeli oil magnate, born in Saratov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • 1967 Ian Bishop, Trinidadian cricketer (West Indian fast bowler), born in Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1968 Adrian Dale, South African cricketer (prolific Glamorgan & England A batsman), born in Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa
  • 1968 Francisco Claver, Spanish tennis star
  • 1968 Ken Ryan, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • 1968 Robert Wilonsky, American journalist, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1969 Arthur Rhodes, American baseball pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1969 Kelvin Pritchett, American NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969 Adela Noriega, Mexican actress (Quinceañera), born in Mexico City
  • 1970 Alonza Bevan, English bassist (Kula Shaker), born in London
  • 1970 Lamont Hollinquest, American NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Walter Dunson, NFL running back and kick returner (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1970 Rob Leslie-Carter, British engineer and project manager, born in Oxford, England
  • 1971 Aaron Bailey, American NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1971 Mike Verstegen, American NFL guard (New Orleans Saints), born in Appleton, Wisconsin
  • 1971 Dervla Kirwan, Irish TV and stage actress, born in Churchtown, Dublin
  • 1972 Louis Michael Anthony Sassin, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Pat Williams, American football defensive tackle (Buffalo Bills), born in Monroe, Louisiana
  • 1972 Ruxandra Dragomir, Romanian tennis star (1996 Bournemouth doubles), born in Piteşti, Romania
  • 1972 Susan Barnett, Miss Pennsylvania 1996 and news anchor, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 T. J. Cunningham, American NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks), born in Aurora, Colorado (d. 2019)
  • 1972 Tom Fletcher, NFL defensive safety (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Kim Ji-soo, South Korean actress (This Charming Girl), born in South Korea
  • 1972 Scott Peterson, American murderer, born in San Diego, California
  • 1973 Kenny Holmes, American football defensive end (Tennessee Oilers), born in Gifford, Florida

  • 1973 Levi Leipheimer, American road racing cyclist, born in Butte, Montana
  • 1973 Mike Matthews, American baseball player, born in Woodbridge, Virginia
  • 1973 Jackie McNamara, Scottish football coach and executive, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1974 Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster, son of English prince Richard, born in London
  • 1974 Nathan Parks, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs), born in Chico, California
  • 1974 Jamal Mayers, Canadian NHL hockey player (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1975 Corey Dillon, American football running back (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1975 Juan Pablo Ángel, Colombian footballer, born in Medellín, Colombia
  • 1976 Petar Stoychev, Bulgarian swimmer, born in Momchilgrad, Bulgaria
  • 1977 Iván Kaviedes, Ecuadorian football player, born in Santo Domingo, Ecuador
  • 1978 Carlos Edwards, Trinidadian footballer (Trinidad and Tobago national football team), born in Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1979 Ben Gillies, Australian musician (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, Australia
  • 1980 James Killian, American football player, born in Caldwell, Kansas
  • 1980 Monica, American (The Boy is Mine), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1980 Matthew Amoah, Ghanaian footballer, born in Tema, Greater Accra, Ghana
  • 1980 Zac Posen, American fashion designer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1981 Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress (Murder), born in Moth, Hisar district, Haryana, India
  • 1981 Tila Tequila, American TV personality (A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila), born in Singapore
  • 1982 Mohamed Fairuz Fauzy, Malaysian racing driver, born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia