Famous Birthdays on this Day, July 24:

1380 - Johannes van Capestrano, Italian saint
1660 - Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (d. 1718)
1686 - Benedetto Marcello, composer [or Aug 9]
1720 - Louise Ulrike, queen of Sweden/wife of Adolf Frederik
1725 - John Newton, English cleric and hymnist (d. 1807)
1738 - Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, Dutch author/poet (Sara Burgerhart)
1757 - Vladimir Borovikovsky, Russian painter (d. 1825)
1759 - Victor Emmanuel I, King of Sardinia (1802-21)
1783 - Simon Bolívar, freed 6 Latin American republics from Spanish rule
1786 - Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer (d. 1843)
1794 - Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist (d. 1865)
1796 - Herman van Sonsbeeck, Dutch lawyer/statesman
1796 - John Middleton Clayton, Delaware, (Sen-Del)/US Sec of State (1849-50)
1798 - John Adams Dix, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879
1802 - Alexandre Dumas Pere, France, author (3 Musketeers)
1802 - Ira Aldridge, famous African
1803 - Alexander Jackson Davis, US, architect (gothic revivalist)
1815 - Antoine T D'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia) [or Jan 3, 1810]
1817 - Adolf WAKF, grand duke of Luxembourg (1890-1905)
1818 - Felix Godefroid, composer
1821 - William Poole, American gang member (New York City's Bowery Boys) (d. 1855)
1826 - Francisco S Lopez, [Tiran], president of Paraguay (1862-70)
1826 - Ivan Bloch, Polish military theorist and peace activist (d. 1902)
1827 - Julius Adolph de Lagnel, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1912
1832 - Johann Christoph Lauterbach, violinist
1841 - Raimundo Madrazo y Garretta, painter
1842 - Ambrose Bierce, Ohio, writer (Nuggets & Dust)
1851 - Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (d. 1935)
1856 - Charles Émile Picard, French mathematician (d. 1941)
1857 - Henrik Pontoppidan, Denmark, writer (Promised Country, Nobel 1917)
1858 - Wolfgang Kapp, German politician (Kapp Putsch 1920)
1860 - Alfons Mucha, Czech artist (d. 1939)
1862 - Johan A de Sleeve, [Adwaita], philosopher/classical/poet (Brahman)
1864 - B[enjamin] Frank[lin] Wedekind, German writer (Lulu)
1864 - Michel Gaston Carraud, composer
1865 - Frank Wedekind, writer
1867 - Fred Tate, cricketer (father of Maurice, 1 Test, Eng v Aus 1902)
1867 - Frederic Benson, novelist
1867 - Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet (d. the same day 1908)
1870 - Fred Law Olmsted Jr, architect/landscaper
1874 - Oswald Chambers, Scottish minister and writer (d. 1917)
1877 - Calogero Vizzini, Sicilian mafioso (d. 1954)
1878 - Lord Dunsany, [Edward JMD Plunkett], Irish sci-fi writer (Time & Gods)
1880 - Ernest Bloch, Geneva Switzerland, composer (MacBeth)
1880 - Kristian Hellström, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
1884 - Abraham Rutgers, Dutch governor (Suriname, 1928-33)
1885 - Desider Antalffy-Zsiross, Hungarian organist/composer
1886 - Junichiro Tanizaki, Japan, writer (Snow Dusting)
1888 - Arthur Richardson, Australian cricket batsman (20's)
1894 - Walter Schulthess, composer
1896 - Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom)
1897 - Elmar Berkovich, Hungarian/Dutch designer (Eindhoven Theatre)
1897 - Karl von Mechow, German writer (Auf Dem Wege, Vorsommer)
1898 - Amelia Earhart, US aviator (1st woman to solo Atlantic)
1898 - Frank Mortelmans, Belgian painter
1899 - Chief Dan George, actor (Little Big Man)
1900 - Zelda Fitzgerald, 1st wife of F Scott
1902 - Hans Chemin-Petit, composer
1902 - Nora Swinburne, England, actress (Quo Vardis, Dinner at Ritz, River)
1903 - Robert Mills Delaney, composer
1904 - James R Killian Jr, MIT pres (1948-59)
1904 - Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (d. 1991)
1907 - Hugh Charles, songwriter/impressario
1908 - Cootie Williams, American trumpeter (d. 1985)
1910 - Edward Ford, registrat Order of Merit
1910 - Harry Horner, stage/Film Designer
1913 - George H Brown, film producer
1913 - Johnny McAfee, Dallas Tx, singer (Sammy Kaye Show)
1914 - David Miles Bensuan-Butt, economist
1914 - Edwin Mirvish, owner (Old Vic)
1914 - Frank Silvera, Kingston Jamaica, actor (High Chaparral)
1914 - Kenneth B Clark, Canal Zone, civil rights activist (Dark Ghetto)
1914 - Riccardo Malipiero, composer
1914 - Robert Emhardt, actor (Mac-Another World, Underworld USA, Mooncussers)
1915 - Frank Thistlethwaite, vice chancellor (University of East Anglia)
1915 - Enrique Fernando, Philippino jurist (d. 2004)
1916 - Bob Eberly, Mechanicsville NY, singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band)
1916 - John D MacDonald, novelist (Deep Blue Goodbye)
1917 - John Hillaby, writer/traveller
1917 - Robert Farnon, composer/conductor/arranger
1917 - Simon Slattvik, Norway, cross country ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1952)
1917 - Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer (d. 1999)
1918 - Ruggiero Ricci, SF Calif, composer/violinist (Paganini)
1919 - Robert Marsden Hope, Australian Justice (d. 1999)
1919 - Ferdinand Kübler, Swiss cyclist
1920 - Alexander H Cohen, NYC, Broadway producer (Beyond the Fringe)
1920 - Bella Abzug, (Rep-D-NY, 1970-74)
1921 - Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor (d. 2008)
1922 - Charles Mathias Jr, (Sen-R-MD, 1969-86)
1922 - Leo Kraft, composer
1922 - Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer
1924 - David Loram, British vice-admiral (Supreme Allied Commander)
1924 - Glenn Loren Glasow, composer
1924 - Janine Charrat, French ballerina/choreographer
1924 - Lord Digby, lord-lt for Dorset
1925 - Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica)
1926 - Hans-Gunther Winkler, Germany, equestrian jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)
1926 - James Hele, high master (St Paul's School)
1927 - James J Howard, (Rep-D-NJ, 1965- )
1927 - Wilfred Josephs, composer
1929 - Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1953-56)
1929 - Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist
1929 - Peter Yates, director (Breaking Away, Bullitt)
1930 - Boris Nikolayevich Belousov, cosmonaut
1930 - Charles Hambro, English banker/multi-millionaire/CEO (Hambros)
1930 - Jacqueline Brookes, Montclair NJ, actress (Jack & Mike, Another World)
1931 - Ermanno Olmi, Italian director
1931 - Éric Tabarly, French sailor (d. 1998)
1932 - William D Ruckelshaus, headed Environmental Protection Agency
1933 - John Aniston, Crete, actor (Search for Tomorrow, Day of our Lives)
1933 - Doug Sanders, American golfer
1934 - Jimmy Holiday, US singer (How Can I Forget)
1934 - Thomas Ambler, CEO (Texaco)
1934 - Willie Davis, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay)
1934 - Sante Kimes, American convicted con artist and murderess
1935 - George Varnals, South African cricket batsman (England 1964-65)
1935 - Les Reed, songwriter (Heroin)
1935 - Pat Oliphant, Australia, cartoonist (7 Pres: The Art of Oliphant)
1935 - Trevor Chinn, CEO (Lex)
1936 - Mark Goddard, Lowell Mass, actor (Don West-Lost in Space)
1936 - Ruth Buzzi, Westerly RI, comedienne (Laugh-In, Margie-That Girl)
1937 - Baroness Blatch, British minister of state for Education
1937 - Barry Lloyd Vercoe, composer
1937 - Quinlan Terry, architect
1938 - Colin Southgate, CEO (Thorn EMI)
1938 - John Sparling, NZ cricket all-rounder (11 Tests 1958-64)
1938 - Mike Mainieri, rocker
1938 - Eugene J. Martin, American painter, artist
1939 - Barry [Norman] Malzberg, sci-fi author (Revelations, Beyond Apollo)
1939 - Bob Lilly, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
1939 - Walter Bellamy, New Bern NC, NBA center (Knicks/Olympic-gold-1960)
1940 - Carroll A Campbell Jr, (Rep-R-SC, 1979-86)
1940 - Stanley Hauerwas, American theologian
1940 - Dan Hedaya, American actor
1941 - Barbara Love, rocker
1942 - Chris Sarandon, WV, actor (Child's Play, Dog Day Afternoon, Lipstick)
1942 - Heinz Burt, Hargin Germany, rock bassist (Tornados)
1943 - Henk Vos, chemical analyst/Dutch politician (PvdA) 2nd Chamber
1943 - Jim McCarty, rocker (Yardbirds)
1943 - Lyudmila Bragina, USSR, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
1944 - Barbara Thompson, jazz musician/composer/bandleader
1944 - Jim Armstrong, rock guitarist (Them)
1945 - Azim Premji, Indian businessman
1946 - William "Junior" Campbell, singer/guitarist (Marmalade)
1947 - Geoffrey McQueen, TV Writer
1947 - M Jacques Fouroux, rugby player
1947 - Michael Coveney, drama critic
1947 - Neil McIntosh, CEO (VSO, Center for British Teaching)
1947 - Peter Serkin, NYC, pianist (Tashi)
1947 - Robert Hays, Bethesda Md, actor (Airplane!, Starman, Scandalous)
1947 - Zaheer Abbas, cricketer (probably Pakistan's finest batsman ever)
1949 - Marjanne Sint, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1949 - Michael Richards, LA Calif, comedian (Fridays, Kramer-Seinfeld)
1950 - Dan Hedaya, actor (Cheers, Marvin's Room, Clueless)
1950 - Goutam Ghose, director (Patang, Voyage Beyond, Paar)
1950 - Sam Behrens, actor (Jake Meyer-General Hospital, Sunset Beach, LA Law)
1951 - Chris Smith, MP (Labour)
1951 - Lynda Carter, Phoenix Az, Miss USA (1973)/actress (Wonder Woman)
1952 - Vin Weber, (Rep-R-MN, 1981- )
1952 - Gus Van Sant, American film director
1953 - Jon Faddis, jazz trumpeter
1953 - Julian Brazier, MP
1953 - Steve Grogan, NFL QB (New England Patriots)
1953 - Claire McCaskill, American politician, junior senator from Missouri
1954 - Philippe Alliot, race driver (grand prix)
1955 - Lubov Odinokova, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1956 - Charles Crist, Governor of Florida
1957 - Dorothy Mays, Baltimore MD, playmate (Jul, 1979)
1957 - Pam Tillis, Plant City Fla, country singer (Melancholy Child)
1957 - Robbie Grey, rocker
1958 - Mick Karn, rocker
1958 - Pam Tills, Country music artist
1959 - Brian Fogt, Dayton OH, Nike golfer (1992 Ft Wayne Open-7th)
1959 - Edward Liddie, Union Ga, Judo fighter (Olympic-bronze-1984)
1961 - Kerry Dixon, English footballer
1962 - Kevin Butler, NFL kicker (Chic Bears)
1963 - Julie Krone, Benton Harbor Mich, jockey (1st female to win Belmont-93)
1963 - Karl Malone, Summeerfield LA, NBA forward (Utah, Oly-2 gold-92, 96)
1963 - Paul Geary, Boston Mass, heavy metal drummer (Extreme-More Than Words)
1964 - Barry Bonds, Riverside CA, left fielder (Pirates, SF Giants, 3X MVP)
1964 - Erminia Russo, Kelowna BC, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
1964 - Teri Schroeder, Newport Beach Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13-1993)
1964 - Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese author
1965 - Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player (Olympics-1984, 88, 92, 96)
1965 - Brian Blades, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
1965 - Joe Oliver, Memphis TN, catcher (Cin Reds)
1965 - Kadeem Hardison, New York, American actor (A Different World, The Sixth Man)
1965 - Doug Liman, American film director
1966 - Martin Keown, English footballer
1967 - Jasper Teule, Dutch rock singer/bassist (Pilgrims-Once to Everything)
1968 - John P Navin Jr, Phila, actor (Joey Elliot-Jennifer Slept Here)
1968 - Mark Gunn, NFL defensive end (Phila Eagles)
1968 - Kristin Chenoweth, American singer and actress
1968 - Colleen Doran, American comic book writer and artist
1968 - Malcolm Ingram, Canadian director
1969 - Chris King, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1969 - Rick Fox, NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers, Boston Celtics)
1969 - Steve Jennings, Wash DC, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
1969 - Jennifer Lopez, actress and pop singer (Selena)
1970 - Blaine Bishop, NFL safety (Houston Oilers)
1970 - Gerald Ressman, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
1970 - Philip Sykes, Tacoma Wash, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
1970 - Stephanie Adams, NJ, playmate (Nov, 1992)
1971 - Dino Baggio, Italian footballer
1971 - John Partridge, English singer
1972 - Kaio Hiroyuki, Japanese sumo wrestler
1972 - Rev. Jen Miller, American performance artist
1973 - Tasha Ebanks, Miss Universe-Cayman Islands (1996)
1974 - Steve Bornhoeft, LaGrange Ill, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
1975 - Gloria Pizzichini, Italy, tennis star
1975 - Eric Szmanda, American actor
1975 - Torrie Wilson, American wrestler
1976 - Anita Nall, US, breaststroke swimmer (Olympics-gold-1992)
1976 - Chris[tian] Patrick Raymond Ahrens, Whitefish Bay Wis, rower (Oly-96)
1976 - Scott Logan, Brisbane QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1976 - Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese Formula One driver
1976 - Nate Bump, American baseball player
1977 - Arnold Bruggink, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
1977 - Lee EunHee, Miss Korea Universe (1997)
1977 - Danny Dyer, English actor and television presenter
1977 - Mehdi Mahdavikia, Iranian football player
1979 - Valerio Scassellati, Italian racing driver
1979 - Rose Byrne, Australian actress
1979 - Lee Si-yeon, South Korean actress
1979 - Stat Quo, American rapper
1979 - Anne-Gaëlle Sidot, French tennis player
1979 - José Valverde, American baseball player
1980 - Gauge, American pornographic actress
1980 - Wilfred Bungei, Kenyan middle-distance runner
1981 - Summer Glau, American actress
1982 - Anna Paquin, oscar winning actress (Piano)
1982 - Elise Crombez, Belgian model
1982 - Thiago Medeiros, Brazilian racing driver
1983 - Daniele De Rossi, Italian footballer
1984 - John Dhani Lennevald, Swedish singer (A-Teens)
1985 - Patrice Bergeron, Canadian hockey player
1985 - Teagan Presley, American pornographic actress
1986 - Andrei Lutai, Russian figure skater
1986 - Megan Park, Canadian actress
1987 - Mara Wilson, actress (Mrs Doubtfire)
1988 - Luke Mitchell, Scottish murderer
1990 - Evan James Springsteen, LA Calif, rocker Bruce Springsteen's son
1990 - Daveigh Chase, American actress
1993 - Arissa Seagal, daughter of Kelly LeBrock & Steven Seagal
1998 - Bindi Irwin, Australian entertainer; daughter of Steve Irwin
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