Famous Birthdays on September 24

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 217

  • 15 Aulus Vitellius, Roman Emperor for months, born in Rome (d. 69)
  • 1301 Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (d. 1372)

Person of interestGirolamo Cardano

1501 Girolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician and astrologer (Ars Magna-1545), born in Pavia, Italy (d. 1576)

Mathematician Girolamo Cardano
Mathematician
Girolamo Cardano
  • 1513 Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Gustav I of Sweden, born in Ratzeburg, Germany (d. 1535)
  • 1534 Guru Ram Das, 4th Sikh Guru (1574-81), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 1581)
  • 1564 William Adams, English navigator and 1st ever Western Samurai, born in Gillingham, Kent, England (d. 1620)
  • 1583 Albrecht von Wallenstein, German general and nobleman, born in Heřmanice, Kingdom of Bohemia in the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1634)
  • 1625 Johan de Witt, Dutch statesman and advisor of Holland, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1672)
  • 1667 Jean-Louis Lully, French composer and son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, born in Paris, France (d. 1667)
  • 1705 Leopold Joseph Graf Daun, Austrian field marshal, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1766)
  • 1717 Horace Walpole, British horror writer (Castle of Otranto), born in London (d. 1797)
  • 1748 Philipp Meissner, German composer, born in Burgpreppach, Bavaria (d. 1816)

Person of interestJohn Marshall

1755 John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the United States (1801-35), born in Germantown, Virginia (d. 1835)

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Marshall
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
John Marshall
  • 1761 Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen, German composer, born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1817)
  • 1762 William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets), born in Kings Sutton, England (d. 1850)
  • 1773 Johann Philipp Christian Schulz, German composer, born in Bad Langensalza, Germany (d. 1827)

  • 1801 Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Russian physicist and mathematician, born in Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1862)
  • 1802 Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist, born in Reims, France (d. 1868)
  • 1806 George Alexander Osborne, Irish pianist and composer (La Pluie de perles), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 1893)
  • 1817 Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Doloras), born in Navia, Spain (d. 1901)
  • 1821 Cyprian Norwid, Polish painter, poet and playwright (Wanda), born in Głuchy, Poland (d. 1883)
  • 1824 Truman Seymour, American artist and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1891)
  • 1825 Frances Harper, African-American abolinist, suffragist and writer (Iola Leroy), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1911)
  • 1827 Henry Warner Slocum, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Pompey, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1829 James St Clair Morton, American engineer, author, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)
  • 1829 Charles S. West, American jurist and politician, born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 1885)
  • 1833 Henry Alanson Barnum, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Jamesville, New York (d. 1892)
  • 1848 Pieter Louis Tak, literary (The Chronicle) (d. 1907)
  • 1858 Eugene Foss, American politician (45th Governor of Massachusetts), born in St. Albans, Vermont (d. 1939)
  • 1859 Julius Klengel, German cellist and composer, born in Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1933)
  • 1860 S. R. Crockett, Scottish novelist (The Stickit Minister), born in Duchrae, Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire (d. 1914)
  • 1870 Georges Claude, French engineer and inventor (neon light), born in Paris (d. 1960)
  • 1871 Lottie Dod, British all-round athlete (5-time Wimbledon singles champion), born in Bebington, England (d. 1960)
  • 1878 Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, Swiss writer (Le Petit Village), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1947)
  • 1884 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (Tour de France 1911), born in Vabre-Tizac, France (d. 1963)
  • 1884 Hugo Schmeisser, German inventor and weapons designer, born in Jena, Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, German Empire (d. 1953)
  • 1885 Herman Bouber, Dutch actor and playwright (Sailor's Wives), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1963)
  • 1886 James Burke, American actor (Mystery Theater, Great Guy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1890 A. P. Herbert, English journalist and writer (Punch, Helen), born in Ashtead, Surrey, England (d. 1971)
  • 1890 Mike González, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1977)
  • 1892 Sam de Vries, Flemish actor (Wandering Jew), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1943)

  • 1892 Adélard Godbout, Canadian politician (15th Premier of Québec), born in Saint-Éloi, Quebec, Canada (d. 1956)
  • 1893 Lemon Henry "Blind Lemon" Jefferson, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Coutchman, Texas (d. 1929)
  • 1893 Julia Faye, American actress (The 10 Commandments, Samson & Delilah), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1966)
  • 1894 Tommy Armour, Scottish-American professional golfer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1968)
  • 1895 André F. Cournand, French physician and physiologist (Nobel 1956), born in Paris (d. 1988)

Person of interestF. Scott Fitzgerald

1896 F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author (Great Gatsby, Zelda), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1940)

  • 1898 Charlotte van Pallandt, Dutch sculptress, born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1997)

Person of interestHoward Florey

1898 Howard Florey, Australian pathologist and pharmacologist who purified penicillin (Nobel 1945), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 1968)

Pathologist and Nobel Laureate Howard Florey
Pathologist and Nobel Laureate
Howard Florey
  • 1899 Eduardo Hernández Moncada, Mexican composer and pianist, born in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico (d. 1995)
  • 1899 William Dobell, Australian portrait artist, born in Cooks Hill, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1970)
  • 1900 Ham Fisher, American comic strip writer and cartoonist (Joe Palooka), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1955)
  • 1902 Cheryl Crawford, American actress and producer (Touch of Venus, Brigadoon), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1986)

Person of interestAyatollah Khomeini

1902 Ayatollah Khomeini [Ruhollah Khomeini], Supreme leader of Iran (1979-89), religious figure and political leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, born in Khomeyn, Persia (d. 1989)

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1904 Cemal Reşit Rey, Turkish composer, born in Jerusalem, Ottoman Empire (d. 1985)
  • 1904 Owen Saunders, English mathematician and mechanical engineer, born in Streatham, London (d. 1993)
  • 1905 Severo Ochoa, Spanish-American physician and biochemist (Nobel 1959), born in Luarca, Asturias, Spain (d. 1993)
  • 1906 Victor Wong, American actor (Mission to Moscow, War Correspondent, King Kong), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1972)
  • 1907 Pierre Moulaert, Belgian composer, born in Saint-Gilles, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • 1909 Gerard Ciołek, Polish architect, born in Wyżnica, Austria-Hungary (d. 1966)
  • 1910 Cao Yu, Huaju writer (Peking Man), born in Tianjin, China (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Frank Pelleg, Czech-Israeli composer, born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1968)
  • 1910 Jean Servais, Belgian actor (Le Plaisir, Every Man is My Enemy), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1976)
  • 1910 Leon MacLaren, British philosopher and founder of the LSE, born in Glasgow (d. 1994)

Person of interestKonstantin Chernenko

1911 Konstantin Chernenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1984-85), born in Bolshaya Tes, Yeniseysk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1985)

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
  • 1912 Donald "Don" Porter, American actor (Gidget, The Ann Sothern Show), born in Miami, Oklahoma (d. 1997)
  • 1912 Ian Serraillier, English children's books author (The Silver Sword), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Herb Jeffries [Umberto Alejandro Ballentino], American actor and director (The Bronze Buckaroo, Mundo depravados), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • 1914 Andrzej Panufnik, Polish composer (Tragic Overture), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1914 Hein Jordans, Dutch conductor, born in Venlo, Limburg, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • 1914 Sir John Kerr, Australian politician and the Governor General who dismissed the Whitlam Government, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1991)
  • 1915 Larry Gates, American actor (Guiding Light, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Body Snatchers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1996)
  • 1915 Margarita Aliger, Russian poet (Zoja), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1992) [OS]
  • 1916 John Lapsley, British air marshal, born in India (d. 1995)
  • 1917 William Putnam Bundy, American attorney and intelligence expert (9th Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2000)
  • 1918 Audra Lindley, American actress (Three's Company, The Relic, Ropers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1997)
  • 1918 Richard Hoggart, British author (The Uses of Literacy: Aspects of Working Class Life) and warden (Goldsmith's College London), born in Leeds, England (d. 2014)
  • 1919 Dayton Allen, American comedian (Steve Allen Show, The Cotton Club), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1919 Václav Nelhýbel, Czech-American composer (Everyman), born in Polanka, Czechoslovakia (d. 1996)
  • 1921 Jim McKay, American sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1921 Leonard Overton, British glider pilot (Arnhem 1944)
  • 1921 Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, British composer, born in London, England
  • 1922 David Lane, British Conservative politician and CEO (Commission for Racial Equality), born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Theresa Merritt [Hines], American singer and actress (The Wiz, That's My Mama), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1998)
  • 1923 Ladislav Fuks, Czech writer, born in Prague (d. 1994)
  • 1923 Mervyn Brown, British diplomat and historian of Madagascar
  • 1923 Theodore "Fats" Navarro, American jazz trumpet player, born in Key West, Florida (d. 1950)
  • 1924 Jean-Pierre Warner, British high court judge
  • 1924 Sheila MacRae, British-born actress (Jackie Gleason Show), born in London, England (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Sammy Guillen, West Indian cricketer (wicket-keeper for West Indies & NZ), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Nina Bocharova, Soviet-Ukrainian gymnast (Olympic gold 1952), born in Suprunivka, Ukraine
  • 1925 Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist, born in Mogok, Myanmar (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Richard Swift, American singer and songwriter, born in California (d. 2018)
  • 1929 George McNicol, Principal and vice-chancellor (Aberdeen University), born in Glasgow (d. 2014)
  • 1929 Edward M. Lawson, Canadian trade unionist and politician, born in Gerald, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2016)
  • 1930 John Young, American astronaut and 9th person to walk on the Moon (Gemini 3 & 10, Apollo 10 & 16, STS 1 & 9), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2018)
  • 1930 Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (Marsz żałobny), born in Skarbanowo, Poland (d. 1998)
  • 1930 Angelo Muscat, Maltese-born British actor (The Prisoner, Doctor Who), born in the Republic of Malta (d. 1977)
  • 1931 Anthony Newley, British actor and singer-songwriter (Doctor Dolittle; Goldfinger theme; Willy Wonka score), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • 1931 Brian Glanville, English journalist and football writer, born in Hendon, London
  • 1931 Cardiss Collins, American politician (first African-American woman to represent the Midwest in Congress), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • 1932 Svetlana Beriosova, Lithuanian-British ballerina, born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 1998)
  • 1932 Dominique Michel, French-Canadian comedian, born in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada
  • 1933 Catherine Hughes [Pestell] British principal (Somerville College Oxford), born in County Durham, England (d. 2014)
  • 1934 Bernard Nevill, British textile designer
  • 1934 John Brunner, Britsih sci-fi author (100th Millennium), born in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1934 Manfred Wörner, German general and Secretary-General of NATO (1988-94), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1934 Robert Lang, English actor (Night Watch), born in Bristol, England (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer (Stockport County), born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
  • 1935 Barbara Brilliant, Canadian TV host and journalist, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1935 Lawrence Urquhart, Scottish businesman and CEO (Burmah Castrol)

  • 1935 Sean McCann, Canadian actor (...First Do No Harm), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Person of interestJim Henson

1936 James "Jim" Henson, American puppeteer, artist, screenwriter and filmmaker, best known as the creator of 'the Muppets" (Sesame Street, The Muppet Show), born in Greenville, Mississippi (d. 1990)

Muppeteer Jim Henson
Muppeteer
Jim Henson
  • 1937 Alan Grose, British vice-admiral
  • 1939 Sonny Turner, American singer (The Platters, The Metrotones), born in Fairmont, West Virginia
  • 1940 Barbara "Bibs" Allbut, American rock vocalist (Angels - My Boyfriend's Back), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1940 Yves Navarre, French writer (Le Jardin d'acclimatation), born in Condom, France (d. 1994)
  • 1941 John Mackey, NFL tight end (Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers)

Person of interestLinda McCartney

1941 Linda McCartney [Eastman], American photographer and musician (Wings) and wife of Paul McCartney, born in New York City (d. 1998)

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney
  • 1942 Gerry Marsden, British rock vocalist and TV personality (Gerry & Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1942 Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut, American rock vocalist (Angels - My Boyfriend's Back), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1943 Lee Aaker, actor (Rusty-Rin Tin Tin), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Diana Körner, German actress
  • 1945 Catherine Burns, American actress (Last Summer, One Life to Live, Catcher), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 David Drake, American sci-fi author, veteran and lawyer (Cross the Stars, Rolling Hot), born in the United States
  • 1945 Lou Dobbs, American journalist
  • 1946 "Mean" Joe Greene, NFL tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), Coke spokesman
  • 1946 Carson Van Osten, rocker
  • 1946 Jacqueline Courtney, NJ, actress (Another World, One Life to Live)
  • 1946 Jerry Donahue, American guitarist and producer (Fairport Convention, The Hellecasters), born in Manhattan, NYC
  • 1946 Marc Edward Neikrug, composer
  • 1946 Pat Pocock, cricketer (intermittent England off-spinner 1968-85)
  • 1946 Richard Spring, British MP
  • 1946 Robert Jackson, MP/minister of British Civil Service
  • 1947 Erik Hivju, Norwegian actor
  • 1948 Bernadette Hingley, British priest
  • 1948 Gordon Clapp, actor (Greg Medavoy-NYPD Blue), born in North Conway, New Hampshire

Person of interestPhil Hartman

1948 Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor (SNL, Peewee's Playhouse), born in Brantford, Ontario (d. 1998)

  • 1948 Heinz Chur, German composer
  • 1950 Mohinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala Indian batsman of 70's/80's)
  • 1950 Kristina Wayborn, Swedish actress
  • 1951 Terry Metcalf, NFL, CFL running back (St Louis, Toronto), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1951 Douglas Kmiec, American legal scholar
  • 1952 Joseph P Kennedy II, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
  • 1952 Mark Sandman, American musician (Morphine), (d. 1999)
  • 1954 Stephen Jones, art historian
  • 1955 Riccardo Illy, Italian politician
  • 1956 Ilona Briesenick-Slupianek, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1957 Brad Bird, American director (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles), born in Kalispell, Montana
  • 1958 Kevin Sorbo, American actor (Hercules Legendary Journeys, Andromeda), born in Mound, Minnesota
  • 1959 Steve Whitmire, American voice actor and puppeteer (Kermit the Frog 1990-2016), born in Atlanta, Georgia

  • 1959 Theo Paphitis, Cypriot-born British businessman (Dragon's Den, Millwall Football Club), born in Limassol, Cyprus
  • 1961 Dillard Pruitt, PGA golfer (1991 Chattanooga Classic), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1961 Allen Bestwick, Nascar broadcaster
  • 1961 John Logan, American screenwriter
  • 1962 Arden Knoll, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Klondike-2nd), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • 1962 Jack Dee, British comedian ( I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue), born in Bromley, England
  • 1962 Mike Phelan, English footballer and coach (Manchester United), born in Nelson, England
  • 1962 Nia Vardalos, Canadian American actress (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1964 Gene Watkins, American actor (James Walsh-As the World Turns), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1964 Rafael Palmeiro, 1st baseman (Baltimore Orioles), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1965 Sean McNabb, American bassist (Quiet Riot, Great White, Rough Cutt, House of Lords)
  • 1966 Atul Bedade, cricketer (Indian ODI batsman 1994- )
  • 1966 Bernard Gilkey, outfielder (NY Mets), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1966 Kevin Koslofski, Decatur Ill, outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1966 Paul Michael Valley, actor (Ryan Harrison-Another World)
  • 1966 Michael J. Varhola, American author
  • 1967 Frank Cornish, NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967 Roland Jansen, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1969 Andrew Greene, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins, Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1969 Gene Hunt, R&B musician (Acid Man)
  • 1969 John Morton, WLAF WR (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969 Lisa Matthews, Peoria Ill, playmate (Apr, 1990)
  • 1969 Megan Ward, actress (Kimberly Sayers-Dark Skies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Shawn "Clown" Crahan, American musician (Slipknot)
  • 1969 Donald DeGrate, Jr., American music producer
  • 1969 Goya Toledo, Spanish actress and model
  • 1970 Jeanette Kollasch, WPVA volleyballer (Pismo-17th-1995), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1970 Kristin Talbot, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Schuylerville New York
  • 1970 Mario Cristobal, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1970 Paul Spoljaric, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1970 Winfred Tubbs, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1971 Shane Conrad, actress (Cody-High Mountain Rangers)
  • 1971 Peter Salisbury, English drummer (The Verve)
  • 1972 Jeff Hill, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • 1973 Rodrick Rhodes, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
  • 1973 Eddie George, American football player
  • 1974 Kiwane Garris, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1974 Matt McKeon, Florissant MO, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1975 Kyle Turley, former National Football League offensive lineman
  • 1976 Carlos Almeida, Angolan basketball player
  • 1976 Stephanie McMahon-Levesque, American professional wrestler
  • 1977 Frank Fahrenhorst, German footballer
  • 1978 Tarek Saab, American TV show contestant
  • 1978 Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer
  • 1979 Fábio Aurélio, Brazilian footballer
  • 1979 Ross Mathews, American television personality and comedian
  • 1979 Justin Bruening, American actor
  • 1980 Petri Pasanen, Finnish footballer
  • 1980 John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer