Birthdays in History on June 24

  • 1244 Hendrik I, the Child, 1st count of Hessen (1256-1308)
  • 1286 John de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey, English politician and the last Warenne earl of Surrey (d. 1347)
  • 1322 Johanna, duchess of Brabant/Limburg (Joyful Entry)
  • 1343 Jeanne de Valois, Queen of Navarre (d. 1373)
  • 1380 Johannes van Capestrano, Italian saint
  • 1386 Giovanni da Capistrano, Italian saint (d. 1456)
  • 1485 Johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (d. 1558)
  • 1499 Johannes Brenz, German theologist (Dutch Brentians)
  • 1519 Theodore Beza, French theologian (d. 1605)
  • 1533 Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, English commander-in-chief in Netherlands
  • 1535 Joan of Spain, queen consort of Portugal (d. 1573)
  • 1542 St. John of the Cross, Spanish Carmelite mystic, saint, priest and poet (d. 1591)
  • 1546 Robert Parsons, English jesuit (A Letter Disclosure)
  • 1561 Rombout Hogerbeets, lawyer/pension minister of Leiden
  • 1590 Samuel Ampzing, poet (Taelbericht der Neth Spellinge)
  • 1619 Rijcklof Volckertsz van Goens, governor-general (Neth East Indies)
  • 1663 Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman (d. 1742)
  • 1669 Francois van Aerssen, Dutch vice-admiral (Suriname/Algeria)
  • 1687 Johann Albrecht Bengel, German scholar (d. 1757)
  • 1694 Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui, Swiss publicist (d. 1748)
  • 1704 Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, French writer (d. 1771)
  • 1771 E I Du Pont, French chemist/scientist (Du Pont)
  • 1774 François Nicolas Benoît, Baron Haxo, French general (d. 1838)
  • 1777 John Ross, British naval officer and explorer (d. 1856)
  • 1795 Ernst Heinrich Weber, German anatomist and physiologist (d. 1878)
  • 1797 John Hughes, archbishop, founded Fordham University in the Bronx
  • 1804 Stephan L Endlicher, Austrian priest/botanist
  • 1804 Willard Richards, American religious leader (d. 1854)
  • 1811 John Archibald Campbell, Asst Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1889)
  • 1813 Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman/orator (Independent), born in Litchfield, Connecticut
  • 1820 Henry Rootes Jackson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1898)
  • 1822 Birkett Davenport Fry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • 1825 Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1844)
  • 1826 George Goyder, surveyor-general of South Australia (d. 1898)
  • 1832 Edward Harland, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1915)
  • 1838 Gustav von Schmoller, German economist (Lectern Socialism)
  • 1839 Gustavus Franklin Swift, founded Swift & Co
  • 1848 Brooks Adams, US philosopher (Theory of Social Revolutions)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1850 Horatio Kitchener, British General who commanded British forces during the Battle of Omdurman (Sudan) and the Second Boer War who became British Secretary of State for War during WWI (1914-16), born in Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland (d. 1916)

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • 1852 Victor Adler, Austrian Foreign minister (1918)
  • 1860 Mercedes of Orleans, queen of Spain (d. 1878)
  • 1865 Robert Henri, US painter, leader of Ashcan school of painting
  • 1870 Horatio Mbelle, Cape Colony, South African interpreter, community leader and politician
  • 1877 Aleksei M Remizov, Russian writer (Iveren)
  • 1882 Athanase David, Canadian politician and businessman (d. 1953)
  • 1886 George Shiels, Northern Irish dramatist (d. 1949)
  • 1888 Gerrit T Rietveld, Dutch architect (Juliana Hall, Sonsbeek Pavilion)
  • 1893 Roy O. Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company and brother of Walt (d. 1971)
  • 1897 Daniel K. Ludwig, American shipping magnate (d. 1992)
  • 1899 Bruce Marshall, writer
  • 1900 Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician (d. 1945)

  • 1904 Kurt Kusenberg, German writer (Wein Auf Lebenszeit)
  • 1907 Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (d. 1989)
  • 1908 Alfons Rebane, Estonian military officer (d. 1976)
  • 1909 William G Penney, British physicist (1st British Atom Bomb)
  • 1911 Ernesto Sábato, Argentinian writer
  • 1912 Norman Cousins, editor (Saturday Review)
  • 1912 Selwyn Powell, art editor
  • 1913 John Kubris, Czech resistance fighter
  • 1914 Pearl Witherington CBE, British WW II secret agent (d. 2008)
  • 1915 Charles James Dunn, Japanese scholar
  • 1916 John Ciardi, poet/critic (translated Dante)
  • 1920 James Eric Storrar, fighter Pilot
  • 1922 Aadje [Alida WM] Lyre, Dutch twin daughter of Prince Hendrik(?)
  • 1922 Rietje [Maria SC] Lyre, Dutch twin daughter of Prince Hendrik(?)
  • 1923 Margaret Olley, Lismore Australia, painter
  • 1924 Ranasinghe Premadasa, president of Sri Lanka (1989-93)
  • 1924 Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Len Jagger, English businessman/multi-millionaire
  • 1927 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist (Nobel 1995), born in New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Herbert C Klien, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
  • 1930 William B. Ziff, Jr., American publishing executive (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Leslie Cochran, peace activist and police critic, born in Miami, Florida (d. 2012)
  • 1932 David McTaggart, co-founder (Greenpeace)
  • 1935 Pete Hamill, journalist (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938 Lawrence Block, American writer
  • 1939 Henry Lawrence Garett III, Sect of Navy (1989-92), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1940 Vittorio Storaro, cinematographer (Taxi, Little Buddha, Dick Tracy)
  • 1941 Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French philosopher, psychoanalyst, and novelist
  • 1942 Gerhart Roth, Austrian writer, born in Graz
  • 1944 Chris Wood, rocker (Traffic)
  • 1945 Colin Blunstone, England, rocker (Zombies-Never Even Thought)
  • 1945 George Pataki, American politician (Gov-R-NY, 1995-2006), born in Peekskill, New York
  • 1946 Ellison S Onizuka, Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast (STS 51C, 51L-Chal disaster)
  • 1946 Robert Reich, US Sec of Labor (Clinton)
  • 1946 David Collenette, Canadian politician
  • 1947 Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef (Two Fat Ladies), born in London (d. 2014)
  • 1950 Léon Frissen, Dutch Queen's Commissioner of the province of Limburg (CDA)
  • 1950 Mercedes R Lackey, American sci-fi author (Arrow's Fall, Magic's Pawn)
  • 1952 Stephen Pusey, British-born artist
  • 1953 Ivo Lill, Estonian artist
  • 1955 Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Guru of Siddha Yoga
  • 1958 Victor M Gerena, American security guard robbed $7 million (FBI wanted), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Trisha Meili, the "Central Park Jogger"
  • 1960 Karin Pilsäter, Swedish politician
  • 1963 Anatoly Borisovich Jurkin, Russian writer
  • 1963 Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (d. 2007)
  • 1972 Denis Zvegelj, Slovenian rower
  • 1976 Louisa Leaman, English author
  • 1979 Craig Shergold, British internet folklore subject
  • 1982 Brian Fitzgerald, American writer
  • 1982 Clint Bajada, Maltese television and radio presenter
  • 1985 Yukina Shirakawa, Japanese gravure idol
  • 1993 Primera, an Andean condor, hatched at Cleve Zoo, 5th born in captivity