Birthdays in History on October 24

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)
  • 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, 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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
  • 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)
  • 1911 Clarence M. Kelley, American 2nd Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1973-77), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 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)

  • 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)
  • 1919 Frank Piasecki, American aeronautical engineer (d. 2008)
  • 1920 Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician (d. 1996)
  • 1920 Julius Youngner, American scientist, helped develop Salk polio vaccine, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1923 Denise Levertov, American poet/essayist (Joy Beneath the Skin)
  • 1924 Piet Roozenburg, World champ checker player (1948 . . 55)
  • 1925 Jayaaram N Reddy, South African politician/banker
  • 1928 Gabriel Laub, Polish writer
  • 1929 Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian writer (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Hubert Aquin, French-Canadian novelist and activist (d. 1977)
  • 1930 Johan Galtung, Norwegian polemologist (Meaning of Nonviolence)
  • 1930 Raj Bagri, Indies/British merchant in metal
  • 1930 Sultan Ahmad Shah, King of Malaysia
  • 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), born in Kingston, Ontario

Economist/Nobel Laureate Robert Mundell
Economist/Nobel Laureate
Robert Mundell
  • 1933 Norman Rush, American writer
  • 1933 Ronald "Ronnie" Kray and Reginald "Reggie" Kray, English gangsters (the Kray twins), born in London, England
  • 1936 Annelien Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch politician (VVD)
  • 1940 David Sainsbury, English billionaire/founder (Dutch Soc-Dem)
  • 1941 William H. Dobelle, American biomedical engineer
  • 1943 Jose Serrano, (Rep-D-New York)
  • 1945 Anthony Christian, English artist
  • 1945 Gérald Larose, Quebec labour union executive
  • 1947 Edgar Broughton, rocker
  • 1948 Kweisi Mfume, (Rep-D-Maryland)/CEO (NAACP)
  • 1949 Robert Pickton, Canadian charged with the first degree murder of twenty-six women
  • 1954 Brad Sherman, American politician
  • 1954 Thomas J. Mulcair, Quebec politician
  • 1954 Mike Rounds, American politician
  • 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
  • 1956 Dale Maharidge, American author
  • 1961 Susan Leigh Still, lt cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 83, 94), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1961 Mary Bono, American politician
  • 1961 Dave Meltzer, American wrestling journalist
  • 1965 Kyriakos Velopoulos, Greek politician
  • 1966 Roman Abramovich, Russian oil magnate
  • 1968 Robert Wilonsky, American journalist
  • 1970 Rob Leslie-Carter, British Engineer and Project Manager
  • 1972 Susan Barnett, Miss Pennsylvania 1996 and news anchor, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Scott Peterson, American murderer
  • 1974 Alexander PGR duke of Ulster, son of English prince Richard
  • 1980 Zac Posen, American fashion designer
  • 1981 Tila Tequila, American model