Birthdays in History 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 of Palatine (d. 1690)
  • 1630 Etienne Baluze, French scholar (d. 1718)
  • 1632 Baruch Spinoza, Dutch rationalist philosopher, born in Amsterdam, Dutch Republic (d. 1677)
  • 1642 Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, French naval commander and national hero under Louis XIV, Marshal of France, born in Paris, France (d. 1701)
  • 1655 Charles XI, King of Sweden (1660-97), born in Tre Kronor, Sweden (d. 1697)
  • 1712 Willem Bachiene, Dutch theologist, geographer and astronomer (Ecclesiastical) (d. 1783)

Junípero SerraJunípero Serra (1713-1784)

Spanish missionary priest who founded the 1st missions in California, born in Petra, Majorca

  • 1713 Laurence Sterne, Anglo-Irish novelist and satirist (Tristram Shandy), born in Clonmel, Ireland (d. 1768)
  • 1724 Maria Amalia of Saxony, queen of Spain (d. 1760)
  • 1729 Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (d. 1800)
  • 1740 John Bacon, English sculptor - most successful public sculptor of his time, born in London, England (d. 1799)
  • 1745 Maria Louisa of Spain, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire, born in Palace of San Ildefonso, Segovia, Spain (d. 1792)
  • 1766 Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect, born in Karlsruhe (d. 1826)
  • 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)
  • 1784 Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Swiss traveller and orientalist, 1st European to discover Petra and Abu Simbel, born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1817)

Zachary TaylorZachary Taylor (1784-1850)

12th US President (1849-50) and major general in the Mexican–American War, born in Barboursville, Virginia

  • 1801 Ludwig Bechstein, German poet (d. 1860)
  • 1806 Omar Pasha [Mihajlo Latas], Serbian-Ottoman field marshal (Crimean War) and Governor (Bosnia, Iraq), born in Janja Gora, Military Frontier, Austrian Empire (d. 1871)
  • 1811 Ditler Monrad, Danish politician and bishop (Council President of Denmark 1863-65), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1887)
  • 1811 Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1890)
  • 1815 Grace Darling, English heroine (d. 1842)
  • 1815 James Trapier, N Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • 1817 Juan de la Cruz Ignacio Moreno y Maisonave, Guatemalan-Spanish Cardinal (Archbishop of Toledo, first Cardinal born in America and of Creole parents), born in Guatemala (d. 1884)
  • 1824 Charles Verlat, Flemish painter, born in Antwerp, Belgian (d. 1890)
  • 1826 Carlo Collodi [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian author (The Adventures of Pinocchio), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1890)
  • 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)
  • 1849 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British-American playwright and children's author ("The Secret Garden"; "Little Lord Fauntleroy"), 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 and printmaker (At the Moulin Rouge), born in Albi, France (d. 1901)
  • 1869 António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (d. 1951)
  • 1873 L. Martov [Yuly Osipovich Tsederbaum], Russian revolutionary (leader of the Mensheviks), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1923)
  • 1876 Walter Burley Griffin, American architect (L-shaped floor plan, Carport) who designed Australia's capital Canberra and the NSW towns of Griffith and Leeton, born in Maywood, Illinois (d. 1937)
  • 1877 Alben W. Barkley, American politician (US Representative, Senator and 35th Vice Pres-D-1949-53), born in Graves County, Kentucky (d. 1956)
  • 1877 Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian CID Commissioner of Police (d. 1941)
  • 1884 Itzhak Ben-Zvi, President of Israel (d. 1963)
  • 1884 Michel de Klerk, Dutch architect (Amsterdam School), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1823)
  • 1886 Georges Vandertongerloo, Belgium sculptor and painter (De Stijl Group, L'art et Son Avenir), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1965)
  • 1886 Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher (d. 1973)
  • 1887 Erich von Manstein, German military commander (d. 1973)
  • 1888 Dale Carnegie, American writer and public speaker (How to Win Friends & Influence People), born in Maryville, Missouri (d. 1955)
  • 1888 Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist (d. 1972)
  • 1889 Cissy van Marxfield [Setske Beek-de Haan], Dutch author of children's books, born in Oranjewoud, Netherlands (d. 1948)
  • 1893 Charles F. Hurley, 54th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)

Charles Charles "Lucky" Luciano (1896-1962)

Italian-American gangster of the New York mafia, born in Sicily, Italy

  • 1898 Paul Faucher, French author and pioneering children's publisher (Père Castor), born in Pougues-les-Eaux, France (d. 1967)
  • 1899 Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (d. 1966)
  • 1901 Andre Victor Tchelistcheff "the dean of American winemaking", Russian-born American winemaker (Beaulieu wines, Napa Valley), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1994) [1]
  • 1906 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Air Bridge monument Berlin), born in Mühlhausen, Germany (d. 1960)
  • 1908 Harry Kemelman, American detective author (rabbi-omnibus), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • 1909 Hotze de Roos, Dutch youth book author (Chameleon) (d. 1991)
  • 1911 Walter Goetz, German-British illustrator, cartoonist and painter (Colonel Up and Mr. Down), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1912 Bernard Delfgaauw, Dutch philosopher (Johnson murderer!), born in Amsterdam (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Forrest J. Ackerman, American literary agent and writer who invented the term "sci-fi (Famous Monsters of Filmland), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 208)
  • 1919 John Silverlight, British journalist (The Observer) (d. 1995)
  • 1920 Anthony Griffin, British Royal Navy admiral (Controller of the Navy, 1971–75; chairman of British Shipbuilders 1977–80), born in Peshawar, British India (d. 1996)
  • 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 Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist who won the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics with Carlo Rubbia, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1925 William F. Buckley Jr, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line), born in NYC (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Alan Owen, English author (Maggie May, Ronnie Barker Show)
  • 1926 Tsung-Dao Lee, Chinese physicist (1957 Nobel Prize for work on parity laws), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1927 Agustín Edwards, Chilean media tycoon (El Mercurio), born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • 1927 Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian writer (d. 2003)
  • 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)
  • 1935 Ron Dellums, American politician (D-House representative from California, 1971-1998), born in Oakland, California (d. 2018)
  • 1936 Ken Kragen, American television producer (The Smothers Brothers), music artist manager (Lionel Richie; Kenny Rogers), and charity organizer (USA for Africa - "We Are The World"), born in Alameda County, California (d. 2021)
  • 1938 Charles Starkweather, American Spree Killer (d. 1959)
  • 1938 David Newell, American (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - "Mr. McFeely"), born in O'Hara Township, Pennsylvania
  • 1938 Spencer Johnson, American author (Who Moved My Cheese?), born in Watertown, South Dakota (d. 2017)
  • 1938 Willy Claes, Belgian politician
  • 1940 Eric Wilson, Canadian children's author, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1941 John de Andrea, US sculptor
  • 1942 Marlin Fitzwater, American journalist and press secretary to US Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, born in Salina, Kansas
  • 1944 Claudia Dreifus, interviewer/author (7 Stories)
  • 1944 Dan Glickman, American politician (US Sec of Agriculture 1995-2001, Rep-D-KS, 1977-95), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1944 Ibrahim Gambari, Nigerian scholar
  • 1944 Jules Deelder, Dutch poet (T of Vondel)
  • 1946 Penelope Jones Halsall (aka: Caroline Courtney, Melinda Wright, Lydia Hitchcock, Penny Jordan, Annie Groves)

Ted BundyTed Bundy (1946-1989)

American serial killer of up to 100 women during the 1970s, born in Burlington, Vermont

  • 1948 Spider Robinson, Canadian sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Callahan's Secret)
  • 1949 Martin Duiser, pop producer (Vanessa, Lee Towers)
  • 1951 Chet Edwards, American politician (Rep-D-Texas 1991-2011), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1955 Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Swedish politician
  • 1955 Takashi Yuasa, Japanese lawyer
  • 1959 Alejandro Mayorkas, American lawyer, Secretary of Homeland Security (2021-), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1961 Arundhati Roy, Indian activist and writer (The God of Small Things), born in Shillong, Meghalaya
  • 1961 Carlos Carnero, Spanish member of parliament
  • 1961 Matt Hayes, British TV angler (Discovery Real Time), born in Smethwick, England
  • 1966 Paul Robinett, American internet personality

Todd BeamerTodd Beamer (1968-2001)

American passenger and hero on United Airlines Flight 93, born in Flint, Michigan

  • 1970 Marlon James, Jamaican writer (A Brief History of Seven Killings), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1971 Cosmas Ndeti, three-time Boston Marathon winner
  • 1975 Thomas Kohnstamm, American writer
  • 1985 Tony Hunt, National Football League player