Famous Birthdays on this Day, March 24:

1188 - Ferrand of Portugal, earl of Flanders/son of Sancho I
1441 - Ernst I, elector of Saxon (1464-86)
1494 - Georgius Agricola, Germany, mineralogist (De Re Metallica)
1607 - Michiel A de Ruyter, Dutch rear admiral (St Vincent, Dune)
1628 - Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1685)
1630 - Jose Saenz d'Aguirre, Spanish cardinal
1657 - Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (d. 1725)
1693 - John Harrison, British clockmaker (d. 1776)
1703 - Jose F de Isla, [Francisco de Salazar], Spanish Jesuit/writer
1714 - Carlo Giovanni Testori, composer
1725 - Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina (d. 1813)
1725 - Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1788)
1732 - Gian Francesco de Majo, composer
1740 - John Antes, composer
1749 - Bernard Jumentier, composer
1755 - Rufus King, framer of US constitution
1762 - Marcos Antonio da Fonseca, Portugal, opera composer (Portogallo)
1782 - Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (d. 1836)
1796 - John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian politician (d. 1878)
1797 - Antonio Rosmini-Serbati, philosopher/founder (Institute of Charity)
1802 - Jacob van Lennep, attorney/Dutch MP
1808 - Maria Malibran, Spanish-French singer (d. 1836)
1809 - Joseph Liouville, France, discover of transcendental numbers
1814 - Galen Clark, US, naturalist/discovered Mariposa Grove
1817 - Aime Maillart, composer
1820 - A. E. Becquerel, French physicist (d. 1891)
1820 - Fanny Crosby, American hymnist (d. 1915)
1821 - Elisa Felix, [Rachel], tragedienne
1821 - [George] Hector Tyndale, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1829 - George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)
1829 - Ignacio Zaragoza, Mexican general (d. 1862)
1830 - Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (d. 1889)
1834 - John Wesley Powell, US, geologist/explorer/ethnologist
1834 - William Morris, England, designer/craftsman/poet/socialist
1835 - Josef Stefan, Austria, physicist (Stefan-Boltzmann law)
1837 - Philips, Count of Flanders Belgium
1848 - Honoré Beaugrand, Quebec journalist and newspaper publisher (La Patrie) (d. 1906)
1850 - Silas Hocking, British novelist and preacher (d. 1935)
1855 - Andrew W Mellon, founder (Mellon Bank)/US Sec of Treasury
1855 - Olive Schreiner, S African writer (Portrait of a South African Woman)
1866 - Jack McAuliffe, US lightweight boxing champ, hall of famer
1874 - Harry Houdini, [Erich Weiss], Budapest, magician/escape artist
1874 - Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president of Italy (1948-55)
1878 - Top Naeff, [Anthonetta van Rhijn-N-Naeff], Dutch writer
1883 - James I Wedgwood, British theosophist/old-catholic bishop
1884 - Gino Marinuzzi, composer
1884 - Peter Debye, Holland, physical chemist (Nobel 1936)
1885 - Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (Olympics-4 gold-1904, 08)
1886 - Athenagoras I, Greek Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
1886 - Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)
1887 - Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, San Jose CA, actor (Keystone comedies)
1888 - Jameson Thomas, London England, actor (Farmer's Wife)
1888 - Viktor Kingissepp, Estonian Bolshevik politician (d. 1922)
1889 - Albert Hill, British athlete (d. 1969)
1891 - Annie "Charley" Toorop, Dutch painter (3 Generations)
1891 - John Knittel, writer
1891 - Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Soviet physicist (d. 1951)
1893 - George Sisler, American baseball player (d. 1973)
1895 - Arthur Murray, dancer (Arthur Murray's Dance Party)
1895 - Sid Saylor, Chicago Ill, actor (Wally-Waterfront)
1896 - Gianna Manzini, writer
1897 - Charles Eyck, Dutch painter/sculptor
1897 - Wilhelm Reich, Austrian-US psycho analysist (character analysis)
1898 - Dorothy Stratton, organizer (SPARS-women's branch of US Coast Guard)
1898 - George Alpert, railroad executive
1900 - June [Algeria Junius] Clark, musician trumpet
1901 - Ub Iwerks, American cartoonist (d. 1971)
1902 - Thomas E Dewey, Oh, 1st Catholic Pres candidate 1944, 1948 (R)
1903 - Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939)
1903 - John Patrick Sutton Ludlow, actor (Agatha)
1903 - Malcolm Muggeridge, English writer (Observer of Life)
1905 - Andre Christiaens, Flemish writer (Unfindable Country)
1905 - Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (d. 2007)
1906 - John Cameron Swayze, news correspondent/spokesman (Timex) [OS]
1906 - Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet singer (d. 1984)
1907 - Janet Harmon Bragg, US pilot/columnist (Chicago Defender)
1907 - Lauris Norstad, US gen (NATO commander)/CEO (Owens-Corning Fiberglass)
1907 - Lucia Chase, US ballerina/co-founder (American Ballet Theater)
1907 - Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya, writer
1907 - Martin Kosleck, Germany, actor (Pursuit to Algiers)
1907 - Paul Sauvé, Quebec politician (d. 1960)
1909 - Clyde Barrow, bank robber (of Bonnie & Clyde fame)
1909 - Thomas E "Tommy" Trinder, English radio comic/actor (Phoenix)
1910 - Jacques Chailley, composer
1910 - Richard Conte, Jersey City NJ, actor (4 Just Men, Tony Rome, Hotel)
1911 - Herman W "Fritz" Liebert, US OSSer/librarian (Yale curator)
1911 - Jane Beverly Drew, architect
1911 - Joseph Barbera, animator (Hanna-Barbera)
1914 - Lilli Palmer, Posen Germany, actress (Boys From Brazil, Sebastian)
1915 - Gorgeous George, American professional wrestler (d. 1963)
1916 - Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American novelist (d. 2006)
1917 - John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
1917 - Constantine Andreou, Greek-Brazilian artist (d. 2007)
1918 - Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter
1919 - John J Duncan Jr, (Rep-R-TN, 1965- )
1919 - Lawrence Ferlinghetti, author (Coney Island of the Mind)
1919 - Robert Heilbroner, American economist (d. 2005
1920 - Gene Nelson, [Berg], Seattle Wash, actor (Tea For 2, Oklahoma)
1921 - Wilson Harris, Guayanese author
1922 - Dave Appell, singer/musician/songwriter (In the Midnight Hour)
1922 - Dorothy Irene Height, president (national council of negro women)
1922 - Onna White, Canadian choreographer (d. 2005)
1923 - Edna Jo Hunter, expert on military families & prisoners of war
1923 - Murray Hamilton, Washington NC, actor (Rich Man Poor Man)
1924 - Lois Andrews, actress (Ganster, Rustlers, Desert Hawk)
1924 - Lorraine Gourley, LA CA
1924 - Norman Fell, Phila, actor (Mr Roper-3's Company, The End, Graduate)
1925 - Duncan Wood, TV director/producer
1925 - Mai Zetterling, Vaeras Sweden, actress (Hidden Agenda, Ringer)
1925 - Puig Aubert, French rugby league footballer (d. 1994)
1926 - Dario Fo, Leggiuno Sangiano VA, playwright (Nobel-1997)
1927 - Janos Decsenyi, composer
1927 - Martin Walser, writer
1928 - Byron "Yanks" Janis, McKeesport Pa, pianist (NBC Symphony Orch)
1928 - Vanessa Brown, Vienna Austria, actress (My Favorite Husband)
1929 - Cuan McCarthy, cricketer (36 Test wkts for S Africa, 1 career no-ball)
1930 - Kenneth Nelson, Rocky Mount NC, actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family)
1930 - Steve McQueen, Slater Mo, actor (Wanted, Dead or Alive, Blob, Bullitt)
1931 - Thelma Kalama, US, 4 X 100m relay swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)
1932 - William Smith, Columbia Mo, actor (Rich Man Poor Man, Hawaii 5-0)
1932 - Yuri Anatoyevich Ponomaryov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 18 backup)
1933 - David Harries, composer
1934 - William Smith, American actor
1935 - Peter Bichsel, writer
1936 - Fredrick Kaufmamn, composer
1936 - David Suzuki, Canadian scientist and environmentalist
1937 - Benjamin Luxon, Redruth England, baritone (Owen Wingrave)
1937 - Bill Tillman, basebal player
1937 - Billy Stewart, US R&B singer (I Do Love You)
1937 - Erskine Sandiford, premier (Barbados, 1987-94)
1938 - Larry Wilson, NFL back (Cardinals)
1938 - Holger Czukay, German musician (Can)
1938 - David Irving, British historian
1940 - Bob Mackie, Monterey Parks Calif, designer (Streisand, Cher)
1940 - Don Jardine, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2006)
1943 - H Martin Lancaster, (Rep-D-NC)
1943 - Jesus Alou, baseball outfielder (SF Giants)
1943 - Marika Kilius, German FR, ice skating pair (Olympic-silver-1960, 64)
1944 - Denny McLain, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, 31 wins in 1968)
1944 - Patti Labelle, singer (Phoenix, Tasty, Chameleon)
1944 - R. Lee Ermey, American actor
1944 - Vojislav Kostunica, Serbian Prime Minister
1945 - Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist
1945 - Curtis Hanson, American film director
1946 - Lee Oskar, Denmark, rock harmonicist (War-Why Can't We Be Friends)
1946 - Paul Williams, climber
1946 - Klaus Dinger, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk)
1947 - Alan Sugar, English multi-millionaire/computer manufacturer (Amstrad)
1947 - Mike Kellie, rock drummer (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
1947 - Paul McCandless, rocker (Torches on the Lake)
1947 - Pieter W Coetzer, South African journalist/MP (NP)
1947 - Christine Gregoire, American politician, current governor of Washington
1947 - Meiko Kaji, Japanese singer and actress
1949 - Steve Lang, Montreal Canada, rock bassist (April Wine)
1951 - Dougie Thompson, rocker (Supertramp-Bloody Well Right)
1951 - Earl Williams, NBAer
1951 - Kenneth S Reightler Jr, Patuxent R Md, Cmdr USN/astro (STS 48, 60)
1951 - Pat Bradley, Westford MA, LPGA golfer (1981 US Women's Open)
1952 - Nicholas Campbell, Toronto Canada, actor (Nick-Insiders)
1953 - Steve Lubbers, cricketer (capt of Dutch World Cup team 1996)
1954 - Donna Pescow, Brooklyn, actress (Angie, Out of this World, Rainbow)
1954 - Irina Ratushinskaya, Odessa Ukraine, disident poet (Beyond the Limit)
1954 - Robert Carradine, LA Calif, actor (Slim-The Cowboys, Wavelength)
1955 - Doug Jarvis, Canadian ice hockey player
1956 - Ijaz Faqih, cricketer (Pakistan off-spin all-rounder in 5 Tests 80-88)
1957 - Scott J Horowitz, Phila Pa, PhD/Capt USAF/astronaut (STS 75, 82)
1959 - Renaldo Nehemiah, US, hurdler (110m at 12.93)/NFLer (SF 49ers)
1960 - Kelly LeBrock, NYC, actress (Weird Science, Woman in Red)
1960 - Barry Horowitz, American professional wrestler
1960 - Nena, German pop singer
1961 - Dean Jones, cricketer (dashing Australian batsman & fielder 1984-92)
1961 - James T Gallagher Jr, Johnstown PA, PGA golfer (1990 Greater Milw)
1962 - Penny Hammel, Decatur IL, LPGA golfer (Jamie Farr Toledo-1985, 89)
1962 - Star Jones, attorney/TV hostess (NBC, Inside Edition)
1962 - Angèle Dubeau, Canadian violinist
1963 - Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch soccer goalie (Vitesse, Manchester)
1963 - Sammy Giammatva, Houston Tex, tennis star
1964 - Hans Schwaier, West Germany, tennis star
1965 - Angela Zuckerman, St Louis Mo, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
1965 - Ben Torriero, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
1965 - Jeff Reese, Brantford, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1965 - Marian Vajda, Czech, tennis star
1965 - Peter Jacobson, American actor
1965 - Gurmit Singh, Singaporean actor
1965 - The Undertaker, American professional wrestler
1966 - Penny Toler, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
1966 - Tatjana Patitz, Hamburg German FR, model/actress (Rising Sun)
1967 - Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel, Fla, tennis player (Virginia Slims of Ark 1987)
1967 - Richard Gillam, Atlanta Ga, pairs skater (& Erin Moorad)
1969 - Yoko Zetterlund, SF Calif, volleyball setter (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)
1969 - Houston, American pornographic actress
1970 - Lara Flynn Boyle, Davenport Iowa, actress (Donna Hayward-Twin Peaks)
1970 - Marques Bragg, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1970 - Mike Vanderjagt, CFL kicker (Toronto Argonauts)
1970 - Shannon Lemora, Baton Rouge Louisiana, 1.5k runner
1970 - Judith Draxler, Austrian swimmer
1971 - Megyn Price, American actress
1972 - Steve Karsay, American baseball player
1973 - Atle Larsen, WLAF kicker (Rhein Fire)
1973 - Chip McCaw, Chicago Ill, volleyball setter (Olympics-96)
1973 - David Moravec, hockey forward (Team Czech Oly-gold-1998)
1973 - Josh Lakatos, Pasadena Calif, trap shooter (Olympics-silver-1996)
1973 - Philippe Boucher, St Apollinaire Ca, NHL defense (LA Kings, Oly-G-98)
1973 - Jacek Bak, Polish footballer
1974 - Terry Killens, linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
1974 - Chad Butler, American drummer (Switchfoot)
1975 - Debbie Keller, Winfield Ill, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
1975 - Julia Bikbova, Kiev Ukraine, dance skater (& John Lee)
1975 - Thomas Johansson, Swedish tennis player
1975 - Krisdayanti, Indonesian singer, actress and diva
1976 - Danielle Garrett, Camp Hill Penn, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
1976 - Aliou Cissé, Senegalese footballer
1976 - Athanasios Kostoulas, Greek footballer
1976 - Aaron Brooks, American football player
1976 - Peyton Manning, American football player
1977 - Olivia Burnette, San Clemente Calif, actress (Torkelsons)
1977 - Corneille, Canadian-Rwandan singer
1977 - Darren Lockyer, Australian rugby league footballer
1978 - Michael Braun, Australian rules footballer
1979 - Periklis Iakovakis, Greek athlete
1979 - Lake Bell, American actress
1979 - Emraan Hashmi, Indian actor
1979 - Norris Hopper, American baseball player
1979 - Graeme Swann, English cricketer
1980 - Luke Edwards, Nevada City Ca, actor (Newsie)
1980 - Tassos Venetis, Greek footballer
1981 - Ron Hainsey, American ice hockey player
1982 - Corey Hart, American baseball player
1982 - Dustin McGowan, American baseball player
1982 - Nivea, American singer
1983 - T. J. Ford, American basketball player
1984 - Chris Bosh, American basketball player
1985 - Haruka Ayase, Japanese actress and model
1986 - Kohei Hirate, Japanese racing driver
1986 - Anthony McMahon, English footballer
1988 - Ryan Higgins, Zimbabwean cricketer
1990 - Keisha Castle-Hughes, Australian-born New Zealand actress
1992 - Thomas Law, English actor
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