Tuesday, January 24, 2012

January 24 Birthdays

* 3 BC – Galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)
* 76 – Hadrian, Roman Emperor (d. 138)
* 1287 – Richard Aungerville, English bishop (d. 1345)
* 1444 – Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1476)
* 1540 – Edmund Campion, English Jesuit (d. 1581)
* 1638 – Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet (d. 1706)
* 1670 – William Congreve, English playwright (d. 1729)
* 1674 – Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. 1735)
* 1679 – Christian Wolff, German philosopher (d. 1754)
* 1705 – Farinelli, Italian castrato (d. 1782)
* 1712 – King Frederick II of Prussia (d. 1786)
* 1724 – Frances Brooke, English writer (d. 1789)
* 1732 – Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, French playwright (d. 1799)
* 1742 – Anne, Duchess of Cumberland and Strathearn (d. 1808)
* 1746 – King Gustav III of Sweden (d. 1792)
* 1752 – Muzio Clementi, Italian composer (d. 1832)
* 1754 – Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor (d. 1820)
* 1763 – Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (d. 1831)
* 1776 – E.T.A. Hoffmann, German writer (d. 1822)
* 1779 – Tsarina Elizabeth Alexeievna (d. 1826)
* 1848 – Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (d. 1916)
* 1862 – Edith Wharton, American writer (d. 1937)
* 1864 – Marguerite Durand, French suffragette (d. 1936)
* 1872 – Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (d. 1943)
* 1872 – Ethel Turner, Australian author (d. 1958)
* 1886 – Henry King, American film director (d. 1982)
* 1888 – Vicki Baum, Austrian writer (d. 1960)
* 1888 – Ernst Heinkel, German aircraft designer (d. 1958)
* 1891 – Walter Model, German field marshal (d. 1945)
* 1895 – Eugen Roth, German writer (d. 1976)
* 1898 – Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (d. 1939)
* 1900 – Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukrainian-born American geneticist and biologist (d. 1975)
* 1901 – Harry Calder, South African cricketer (d. 1995)
* 1901 – Edward Turner, English motorcycle designer (d. 1973)
* 1902 – E. A. Speiser, American biblical scholar (d. 1965)
* 1905 – J. Howard Marshall, American billionaire (d. 1995)
* 1907 – Maurice Couve de Murville, French politician (d. 1999)
* 1909 – Martin Lings, English Islamic scholar (d. 2005)
* 1909 – Ann Todd, English actress (d. 1993)
* 1910 – Doris Haddock, American political activist (d. 2010)
* 1911 – Muir Mathieson, Scottish conductor and composer (d. 1975)
* 1913 – Norman Dello Joio, American composer (d. 2008)
* 1915 – Robert Motherwell, American painter (d. 1991)
* 1916 – Jack Brickhouse, American sports broadcaster (d. 1998)
* 1916 – Rafael Caldera, President of Venezuela (d. 2009)
* 1916 – Arnoldo Foà, Italian actor
* 1917 – Ernest Borgnine, American actor
* 1918 – Oral Roberts, American evangelist (d. 2009)
* 1919 – Coleman Francis, American film director (d. 1973)
* 1920 – Jerry Maren, American actor
* 1922 – Charles Socarides, American psychiatrist (d. 2005)
* 1923 – Vlado Kristl, Croatian painter and filmmaker (d. 2004)
* 1925 – Maria Tallchief, American ballerina
* 1926 – Georges Lautner, French director and screenwriter
* 1927 – Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, British aristocrat (d. 2007)
* 1928 – Desmond Morris, British anthropologist
* 1928 – Michel Serrault, French actor (d. 2007)
* 1930 – Bernard Matthews, British poultry industry figure (d. 2010)
* 1934 – Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish poet (d. 1976)
* 1935 – Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (d. 2008)
* 1936 – William Bogert, American actor
* 1936 – Doug Kershaw, American musician
* 1936 – Bobby Wellins, Scottish jazz saxophonist
* 1939 – Ray Stevens, American musician
* 1941 – Neil Diamond, American singer
* 1941 – Aaron Neville, American singer
* 1942 – Gary Hart, American professional wrestling figure (d. 2008)
* 1943 – Subhash Ghai, Indian film director
* 1943 – Peter Struck, German politician
* 1943 – Sharon Tate, American actress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
* 1944 – Klaus Nomi, German singer (d. 1983)
* 1945 – D. Todd Christofferson, American religious figure
* 1945 – John Garamendi, American politician
* 1946 – Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor
* 1946 – Haji, Canadian actress
* 1947 – Michio Kaku, Japanese-born American theoretical physicist
* 1947 – Masashi Ozaki, Japanese golfer
* 1947 – Warren Zevon, American musician (d. 2003)
* 1948 – Michael Des Barres, British actor and rock singer
* 1949 – John Belushi, American actor (d. 1982)
* 1950 – Daniel Auteuil, French actor
* 1950 – Gennifer Flowers, American actress, political figure
* 1950 – Benjamin Urrutia, Ecuadorian-born American writer
* 1951 – Yakov Smirnoff, Ukrainian-born American comedian
* 1953 – Tim Stoddard, American baseball player
* 1954 – Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver (d. 1986)
* 1955 – Jim Montgomery, American swimmer
* 1956 – Hanne Krogh, Norwegian singer (Bobbysocks)
* 1956 – Lounès Matoub, Algerian Berber Kabyle singer (d. 1998)
* 1957 – Mark Eaton, American basketball player
* 1957 – Adrian Edmondson, English comedian
* 1958 – Neil Allen, American baseball player
* 1958 – Jools Holland, English musician
* 1959 – David Mills, American author
* 1959 – Vic Reeves, English comedian
* 1960 – Rick Leventhal, American journalist
* 1960 – Jack Neo, Singaporean filmmaker & actor
* 1961 – Guido Buchwald, German football player
* 1961 – Nastassja Kinski, German-born actress
* 1961 – Vince Russo, American writer
* 1961 – William Van Dijck, Belgian athlete
* 1962 – Argiris Kambouris, Greek basketball player
* 1963 – Martyn Grimley, English field hockey player
* 1963 – Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer
* 1965 – Mike Awesome, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
* 1965 – Carlos Saldanha, Brazilian film director
* 1966 – Jimeoin, Northern Irish comedian
* 1967 – Mark Kozelek, American singer/songwriter (Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon)
* 1967 – Phil LaMarr, American actor,comedian,and voice actor
* 1967 – John Myung, American musician (Dream Theater)
* 1968 – Michael Kiske, German musician
* 1968 – Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast
* 1969 – Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Icelandic actor
* 1970 – Matthew Lillard, American actor
* 1971 – Cory Bailey, American baseball player
* 1971 – Andrea Mackris, American television producer
* 1972 – Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer
* 1972 – Daan Schuurmans, Dutch actor
* 1972 – Ulla Werbrouck, Belgian judoka and politician
* 1974 – Adam Dean, American philosopher
* 1974 – Ed Helms, American actor
* 1975 – Isobel Cooper, English singer
* 1975 – Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer
* 1976 – Shae-Lynn Bourne, Canadian ice dancer
* 1976 – Cindy Pieters, Belgian cyclist
* 1977 – Kensuke Kita, Japanese guitarist (Asian Kung-Fu Generation)
* 1979 – Tatyana Ali, American actress and singer
* 1979 – Leandro Desábato, Argentine footballer
* 1979 – Tom Kostopoulos, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1980 – Rocky Boiman, American football player
* 1980 – Nicole Marie Lenz, American actress
* 1981 – Travis Hanson, American baseball player
* 1981 – Michael Wolf, German ice hockey player
* 1982 – Fiona Xie, Singaporean actress
* 1983 – Diane Birch, American singer/songwriter/pianist
* 1983 – Wyatt Crockett, New Zealand rugby player
* 1983 – Shaun Maloney, Scottish footballer
* 1983 – Scott Speed, American race car driver
* 1984 – Scott Kazmir, American baseball player
* 1984 – Witold Kiełtyka, Polish drummer (Decapitated) (d. 2007)
* 1984 – Paulo Sérgio, Portuguese footballer
* 1986 – Vieirinha, Portuguese footballer, currently plays for Wolfsburg
* 1986 – Mischa Barton, English-born American actress
* 1986 – Raviv Ullman, Israeli-born American actor
* 1987 – Luis Suárez, Uruguayan footballer
* 1988 – Jade Ewen, English singer
* 1989 – Calvin Goldspink, English singer/actor (S Club 8, S Club Juniors, I Dream)
* 1990 – Mao Abe, Japanese singer-songwriter
* 1995 – Callan McAuliffe, Australian actor
* 1997 – Dylan Riley Snyder, American film, television and theatre actor

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