Birthdays in History on October 24

DomitianDomitian (51-96 AD)

Roman Emperor (81-96), born in Rome

  • 1378 David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay, heir to the throne of Scotland (d. 1402)
  • 1503 Isabella of Portugal, Queen consort of Spain, Queen of the Romans, and Lady of the Netherlands (1526-39), and Holy Roman Empress and Queen of Italy (1530-39), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1539)
  • 1556 Giovanni Battista Caccini, Italian sculptor, born in Montopiaoli Val d'Arno, Duchy of Florence (now Italy) (d. 1613)
  • 1561 Anthony Babington, English page and conspirator to Mary, Queen of Scots convicted of plotting the assassination of Elizabeth I, born in Dethick, England (d. 1586)
  • 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 writer (Mary Had a Little Lamb), editor, activist, and founder of the Seaman's Aid Society of Boston, 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)
  • 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 Bernhard von Cotta, German geologist, born in Meiningen, Germany (d. 1879)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1868 Alexandra David-Néel, Belgian-French explorer and writer, born in Saint-Mandé, France (d. 1969)
  • 1873 Edmund Taylor Whittaker, British mathematician (applied mathematics and the theory of special functions), physicist and historian of science, born in Southport, England (d. 1956)
  • 1875 Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1958)
  • 1881 Paul Basilius Barth, Swiss painter and lithographer, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1955)
  • 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)
  • 1889 Earl Morris, American archaeologist (Aztec Ruins National Monument), born in Chama, New Mexico (d. 1956) [1]
  • 1890 Main Rousseau Bocher, American uniform designer (Red Cross, Girl Scouts, Waves), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1903 Charlotte Perriand, French architect and furniture designer (Unité d'habitation), born in Paris, France (d. 1999)

Melvin PurvisMelvin Purvis (1903-1960)

American FBI agent that lead the manhunt for outlaws Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd and John Dillinger, born in Timmonsville, South Carolina

Moss HartMoss Hart (1904-1961)

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

  • 1906 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1968)
  • 1906 Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, Austrian painter, born in Vienna (d. 1996)
  • 1908 John Alwyne Kitching, British zoologist (d. 1996)
  • 1908 John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist (contributions to plate tectonics), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1993)
  • 1911 Clarence M. Kelley, American 2nd Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1973-77), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1911 Nathaniel Wyeth, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle), born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • 1911 Paul Grégoire, French Canadian Archbishop of Montreal, born in Viauville, Montreal, Quebec (d. 1993)
  • 1915 Marghanita Laski, English journalist and author (Victorian chaise-lounge), born in Manchester, England (d. 1988)
  • 1915 Roger Milliken, American millionaire (CEO of Milliken & Company), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1919 Frank Piasecki, American aeronautical engineer and helicopter aviation pioneer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1920 Julius Youngner, American scientist, helped develop Salk polio vaccine, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1920 Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician, born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Denise Levertov, American poet and essayist (Joy Beneath the Skin), born in Ilford, Essex, England (d. 1997)
  • 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
  • 1928 Gabriel Laub, Polish writer, born in Bochnia, Poland (d. 1998)
  • 1929 Hubert Aquin, French Canadian novelist, political activist and editor, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1977)
  • 1929 Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian writer and playwright (The Tied Up Balloon), born in Kalimanitza, Montana region, Bulgaria (d. 2004)
  • 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)
  • 1932 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (1991), born in Paris, France (d. 2007)

Robert MundellRobert Mundell (90 years old)

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

  • 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 Tony Walton, British Tony, Oscar, and Emmy Award-winning set and costume designer (Pippin; Mary Poppins; All That Jazz), born in Walton-on-Thames, England (d. 2022)
  • 1936 Annelien Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch politician (VVD)
  • 1940 David Sainsbury, English billionaire and founder (Dutch Soc-Dem)
  • 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
  • 1945 Anthony Christian, English artist
  • 1945 Gérald Larose, Quebec labour union executive, born in Ham-Nord, Quebec
  • 1947 Edgar Broughton, English rocker (Edgar Broughton Band), born in Warwick, Warwickshire, England
  • 1948 Kweisi Mfume, American politician (Rep-D-Maryland) and CEO of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1949 Robert Pickton, Canadian serial killer charged with the first degree murder of twenty-six women, born in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • 1950 May Pang, American music production coordinator (John Lennon & Yoko Ono), photographer (Instamatic Karma), and memoirist (Loving John), born in New York City
  • 1954 Brad Sherman, American politician, born in Los Angeles, California

Malcolm TurnbullMalcolm Turnbull (68 years old)

1954 Australian politician, Prime Minister (2015-18), born in Sydney, Australia

  • 1954 Mike Rounds, American politician (31st Governor of South Dakota), born in Huron, South Dakota
  • 1954 Tom Mulcair, Quebec politician (Leader of the New Democratic Party 2012-17), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1954 Wang Jianlin, Chinese businessman and founder of Dalian Wanda Group, born in Cangxi County, Sichuan Province
  • 1956 Dale Maharidge, American author (And Their Children After Them), born in Ohio
  • 1956 Jeff Merkley, American politician (Senator-D-Oregon 2009-), born in Myrtle Creek, Oregon
  • 1959 Michelle Lujan Grisham, American politician, Governor of New Mexico (2019-), born in Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • 1961 Dave Meltzer, American wrestling journalist and sports historian, born in New York
  • 1961 Mary Bono, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California 1998-2013), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1961 Susan Kilrain [Still], USN commander and astronaut (STS 83, 94), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1965 Kyriakos Velopoulos, Greek politician, born in Essen, Ruhr, West Germany
  • 1966 Emma Tucker, English journalist (1st woman editor of The Wall Street Journal), born in London, England
  • 1966 Roman Abramovich, Russian-Israeli oil magnate, born in Saratov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • 1968 Robert Wilonsky, American journalist, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1970 Rob Leslie-Carter, British engineer and project manager, born in Oxford, England
  • 1972 Scott Peterson, American murderer, born in San Diego, California
  • 1972 Susan Barnett, Miss Pennsylvania 1996 and news anchor, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania
  • 1974 Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster, son of English prince Richard, born in London
  • 1980 Monica, American (The Boy is Mine), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1980 Zac Posen, American fashion designer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1989 Shenae Grimes (also Grimes-Beech), Canadian-American (90210 - "Annie"), born in Toronto, Ontario