Friday, February 24, 2012

February 24 Birthdays

* 1103 – Emperor Toba of Japan (d. 1156)
* 1304 – Ibn Battuta, Arabian explorer (d. c.1368)
* 1463 – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian humanist (d. 1494)
* 1500 – Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1558)
* 1545 – Don John of Austria, Spanish military leader (d. 1578)
* 1557 – Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1619)
* 1595 – Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski, Polish author and Latin Poet (d. 1640)
* 1597 – Vincent Voiture, French poet (d. 1648)
* 1619 – Charles Le Brun, French artist (d. 1690)
* 1622 – Johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (d. 1665)
* 1684 – Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (d. 1738)
* 1693 – James Quin, English actor (d. 1766)
* 1709 – Jacques de Vaucanson, French inventor (d. 1782)
* 1723 – John Burgoyne, British general (d. 1792)
* 1767 – Buddha Loetla Nabhalai, King of Siam (d. 1824)
* 1774 – Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (d. 1850)
* 1786 – Martin W. Bates. U.S. Senator from Delaware (d. 1869)
* 1786 – Wilhelm Grimm, German philologist and folklorist (d. 1859)
* 1831 – Leo von Caprivi, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1899)
* 1836 – Winslow Homer, American artist (d. 1910)
* 1842 – Arrigo Boito, Italian composer (d. 1918)
* 1846 – Luigi Denza, Italian composer (d. 1922)
* 1848 – Andrew Inglis Clark, Tasmanian politician (d. 1907)
* 1852 – George A. Moore, Irish writer (d. 1933)
* 1866 – Pyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev, Russian physicist (d. 1912)
* 1866 – Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (d. 1961)
* 1874 – Honus Wagner, American baseball player (d. 1955)
* 1877 – Rudolph Ganz, Swiss pianist, conductor and composer (d. 1972)
* 1877 – Ettie Rout, New Zealand activist (d. 1936)
* 1885 – Chester Nimitz, U.S. admiral (d. 1966)
* 1885 – Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1939)
* 1890 – Marjorie Main, American actress (d. 1975)
* 1898 – Kurt Tank, German aeronautical engineer and test pilot (d. 1983)
* 1903 – Vladimir Bartol, Slovene writer (d. 1967)
* 1909 – August Derleth, American writer (d. 1971)
* 1912 – Jiří Trnka, Czech puppet maker, illustrator, motion-picture animator and film director (d. 1969)
* 1914 – Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (d. 2005)
* 1914 – Weldon Kees, American poet, musician, painter (d. 1955)
* 1914 – Zachary Scott, American actor (d. 1965)
* 1919 – Árpád Bogsch, Hungarian turned American international civil servant (d. 2004)
* 1919 – Betty Marsden, English comedy actress (d. 1998)
* 1920 – Ernst Reiss, Swiss mountaineer (d. 2010)
* 1921 – Gaston Reiff, Belgian athlete (d. 1992)
* 1921 – Abe Vigoda, American actor
* 1921 – Douglass Watson, American actor (d. 1989)
* 1922 – Richard Hamilton, English painter
* 1922 – Steven Hill, American actor
* 1923 – David Soyer, American cellist (d. 2010)
* 1924 – Erik Nielsen, Canadian politician (d. 2008)
* 1926 – Jean Alexander, English actress
* 1926 – John Gunther Dean, American diplomat
* 1926 – Balys Gajauskas, Lithuanian politician
* 1927 – Emmanuelle Riva, French actress
* 1928 – Barbara Lawrence, American actress
* 1931 – Dominic Chianese, American actor
* 1932 – Michel Legrand, French composer
* 1932 – John Vernon, Canadian actor (d. 2005)
* 1933 – Judah Folkman, American cancer researcher (d. 2008)
* 1934 – Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 2000)
* 1934 – Linda Cristal, Argentina-born actress
* 1934 – Renata Scotto, Italian soprano
* 1938 – James Farentino, American actor (d. 2012)
* 1938 – Phil Knight, American sportswear manufacturer
* 1938 – Kathleen Margaret Richardson, Baroness Richardson of Calow, British Baroness and Methodist reverend
* 1940 – Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
* 1940 – Denis Law, Scottish footballer
* 1941 – Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
* 1942 – Colin Bond, Australian racing driver
* 1942 – Paul Jones, English singer (Manfred Mann)
* 1942 – Joe Lieberman, American politician
* 1943 – Kent Haruf, American novelist
* 1943 – Pablo Milanés, Cuban musician
* 1943 – Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer (d. 1984)
* 1943 – Terry Semel, American business executive
* 1944 – Nicky Hopkins, British musician (d. 1994)
* 1945 – Barry Bostwick, American actor
* 1946 – Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician
* 1946 – John Stapleton, English television presenter
* 1947 – Mike Fratello, American basketball head coach
* 1947 – Rupert Holmes, English musician
* 1947 – Edward James Olmos, American actor
* 1948 – J. Jayalalithaa, Indian politician
* 1948 – Walter Smith, Scottish football manager
* 1948 – Tim Staffell, English singer
* 1948 – Dennis Waterman, British actor
* 1950 – George Thorogood, American singer and guitarist
* 1950 – Steve McCurry, American photojournalist
* 1951 – Tony Holiday, German singer (d. 1990)
* 1951 – Debra Jo Rupp, American actress
* 1951 – Helen Shaver, Canadian actress
* 1954 – Ann Bell, American Teacher, Entrepreneur and Children's Book Author
* 1955 – Steve Jobs, American computer pioneer (d. 2011)
* 1955 – Eddie L. Johnson, retired American professional basketball player and sex offender
* 1955 – Alain Prost, French race car driver
* 1956 – Judith Butler, American philosopher
* 1956 – Eddie Murray, American baseball player
* 1956 – Peter Pagel, German footballer (d. 2010)
* 1956 – Paula Zahn, American journalist
* 1958 – Plastic Bertrand, Belgian singer
* 1958 – Sammy Kershaw, American musician
* 1958 – Mark Moses, American actor
* 1959 – Beth Broderick, American actress
* 1959 – Owen Gleiberman, American film critic
* 1960 – Nick Esasky, American baseball player
* 1962 – Outi Mäenpää, Finnish actress
* 1962 – Michelle Shocked, American musician
* 1962 – Teri Weigel, American pornographic actress
* 1963 – Dirk Greiser, German footballer
* 1963 – Mike Vernon, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1964 – Andy Crane, British children's television presenter
* 1964 – Todd Field, American actor and film director
* 1964 – Russell Ingall, Australian racing driver
* 1965 – Lloyd McGrath, former English footballer
* 1965 – Jane Swift, American politician
* 1966 – René Arocha, Cuban baseball player
* 1966 – Ben Miller, English comedian, director and actor
* 1966 – Billy Zane, American actor
* 1968 – Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (d. 2005)
* 1970 – Jeff Garcia, American football player
* 1970 – Kienast quintuplets, American quintuplets
* 1970 – Jonathan Ward, American television and movie actor
* 1971 – Josh Bernstein, American explorer and television host
* 1971 – Pedro de la Rosa, Spanish Formula One driver
* 1971 – Brian Savage, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1972 – Manon Rhéaume, Canadian female ice hockey player
* 1973 – Richard Clapp, Canadian baseball player
* 1973 – Chris Fehn, American percussionist (Slipknot)
* 1973 – Yordan Yovchev, Bulgarian gymnast
* 1973 – Alexei Kovalev, Russian ice hockey player
* 1973 – Christína Papadáki, Greek tennis player
* 1974 – Karim Bagheri, Iranian footballer
* 1974 – Chad Hugo, American musician (N*E*R*D) and producer (The Neptunes)
* 1974 – Mike Lowell, Puerto Rican baseball player
* 1974 – Bonnie Somerville, American actress and singer
* 1975 – Maurizio Giuliano, writer and traveller
* 1975 – Ashley MacIsaac, Canadian fiddler
* 1976 – Marco Campos, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1995)
* 1976 – Crista Flanagan, American comedian
* 1976 – Eric Griffin, American rock guitarist
* 1976 – Zach Johnson, American golfer
* 1976 – Bradley McGee, Australian cyclist
* 1976 – Matt Skiba, American musician (Alkaline Trio, Heavens)
* 1977 – Jason Akermanis, Australian footballer
* 1977 – Bronson Arroyo, American baseball player
* 1977 – Jay Kenneth Johnson, American actor
* 1977 – Floyd Mayweather Jr, American boxer
* 1978 – John Nolan, American musician (Straylight Run)
* 1978 – Shinya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
* 1979 – Jesse Billauer, American quadriplegic surfer
* 1979 – Claire Cooper, English actress
* 1980 – Anton Maiden, Swedish rock music fan (d. 2003)
* 1980 – Shinsuke Nakamura, Japanese professional wrestler
* 1980 – Roman Sloudnov, Russian swimmer
* 1981 – Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player
* 1981 – Mauro Rosales, Argentinian footballer
* 1981 – Mohammad Sami, Pakistani cricketer
* 1982 – Nick Blackburn, American baseball player
* 1982 – Fala Chen, Chinese-American actress and beauty pageant titleholder
* 1982 – Kevin O'Neill, New Zealand rugby player
* 1982 – Emanuel Villa, Argentine footballer
* 1982 – Klára Zakopalová, Czech tennis player
* 1984 – Sterling James Keenan, American professional wrestler
* 1984 – Clivio Piccione, Monegasque racing driver
* 1985 – Britney Stevens, American pornographic actress
* 1986 – Wojtek Wolski, Polish/Canadian ice hockey player
* 1987 – Mayuko Iwasa, Japanese entertainer and model
* 1987 – Kim Kyu Jong, Korean singer (SS501)
* 1987 – Chieko Kawabe, Japanese singer, model and actress
* 1989 – Trace Cyrus, American musician
* 1989 – Kosta Koufos, American basketball player
* 1991 – Madison Hubbell, American ice dancer
* 1994 – Earl Sweatshirt, American rapper part of the collective (OFWGKTA)

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