Saturday, March 24, 2012

March 24 Birthdays

* 1494 – Georg Agricola, German scientist (d. 1555)
* 1607 – Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch admiral (d. 1667)
* 1628 – Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1685)
* 1657 – Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (d. 1725)
* 1693 – John Harrison, British clockmaker (d. 1776)
* 1725 – Samuel Ashe, 9th Governor of North Carolina (d. 1813)
* 1725 – Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1788)
* 1740 – John Antes, American composer (d. 1811)
* 1755 – Rufus King, American politician (d. 1827)
* 1762 – Marcos Portugal, Portuguese composer (d. 1830)
* 1775 – Muthuswami Dikshitar, South Indian poet and composer, considered one of the musical trinity of Carnatic music (d. 1835)
* 1782 – Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (d. 1836)
* 1796 – John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian politician (d. 1878)
* 1803 – Egerton Ryerson, Canadian educator and politician (d. 1882)
* 1808 – Maria Malibran, Spanish-French singer (d. 1836)
* 1809 – Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and writer (d. 1837)
* 1809 – Joseph Liouville, French mathematician (d. 1882)
* 1820 – A. E. Becquerel, French physicist (d. 1891)
* 1820 – Fanny Crosby, American hymnist (d. 1915)
* 1826 – Matilda Joslyn Gage, American feminist and suffragette (d. 1898)
* 1828 – Horace Gray, American jurist and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States (d. 1902)
* 1829 – George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)
* 1829 – Ignacio Zaragoza, Mexican general (d. 1862)
* 1830 – Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (d. 1889)
* 1834 – William Morris, English writer and designer (d. 1896)
* 1834 – John Wesley Powell, American explorer and environmentalist (d. 1902)
* 1835 – Jožef Stefan, Slovenian physicist (d. 1893)
* 1848 – Honoré Beaugrand, Quebec journalist and newspaper publisher (La Patrie) (d. 1906)
* 1850 – Silas Hocking, British novelist and preacher (d. 1935)
* 1855 – Andrew Mellon, American financier (d. 1937)
* 1855 – Olive Schreiner, South African writer (d. 1920)
* 1874 – Harry Houdini, (Erik Weisz), Hungarian-born magician (d. 1926)
* 1874 – Luigi Einaudi, 2nd President of the Italian Republic (d. 1961)
* 1884 – Peter Debye, Dutch chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1966)
* 1884 – Eugène Tisserant, French Cardinal and Dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals (d. 1972)
* 1886 – Athenagoras I, 268th Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
* 1886 – Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)
* 1887 – Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, American actor (d. 1933)
* 1888 – Viktor Kingissepp, Estonian Bolshevik politician (d. 1922)
* 1889 – Albert Hill, British athlete (d. 1969)
* 1890 – Agnes Macphail, first female member of the Canadian House of Commons (d. 1954)
* 1891 – Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Soviet physicist (d. 1951)
* 1893 – George Sisler, American baseball player (d. 1973)
* 1893 – Walter Baade, German astronomer (d. 1960)
* 1897 – Wilhelm Reich, Austrian-born psychotherapist (d. 1957)
* 1901 – Ub Iwerks, American cartoonist (d. 1971)
* 1902 – Thomas E. Dewey, American politician (d. 1971)
* 1903 – Adolf Butenandt, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1995)
* 1903 – Malcolm Muggeridge, British author and scholar (d. 1990)
* 1905 – Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (d. 2007)
* 1906 – Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet singer (d. 1984)
* 1907 – Paul Sauvé, Quebec politician (d. 1960)
* 1909 – Clyde Barrow, American criminal (d. 1934)
* 1910 – Richard Conte, American actor (d. 1975)
* 1911 – Joseph Barbera, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
* 1912 – Dorothy Height, American activist (d. 2010)
* 1915 – "Gorgeous" George Wagner, American professional wrestler (d. 1963)
* 1916 – Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American novelist (d. 2006)
* 1916 – Harry Blackmore Whittington, British palaeontologist (d. 2010)
* 1917 – John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
* 1917 – Constantine Andreou, Greek-Brazilian artist (d. 2007)
* 1919 – Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American author and publisher
* 1919 – Robert Heilbroner, American economist (d. 2005)
* 1920 – Gene Nelson, American actor (d. 1996)
* 1921 – Franciszek Blachnicki, Polish priest (d. 1987)
* 1921 – Vasily Smyslov, Russian chess player (d. 2010)
* 1922 – Onna White, Canadian choreographer (d. 2005)
* 1923 – Murray Hamilton, American actor (d. 1986)
* 1923 – Michael Legat, England writer (d. 2011)
* 1924 – Norman Fell, American actor (d. 1998)
* 1925 – Puig Aubert, French rugby league footballer (d. 1994)
* 1926 – Dario Fo, Italian writer, Nobel laureate
* 1926 – Desmond Connell, Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of Dublin
* 1927 – Martin Walser, German author
* 1928 – Byron Janis, American pianist
* 1930 – David Dacko, Central African Republician politician (d. 2003)
* 1930 – Agustín González, Spanish actor (d. 2005)
* 1930 – Steve McQueen, American actor (d. 1980)
* 1931 – Hanno Drechsler, German politician (d. 2003)
* 1934 – William Smith, American actor
* 1935 – Peter Bichsel, Swiss writer
* 1935 – Carol Kaye, American musician
* 1936 – David Suzuki, Canadian scientist and environmentalist
* 1937 – Billy Stewart, American singer (d. 1970)
* 1938 – Holger Czukay, German musician (Can)
* 1938 – David Irving, British historian
* 1940 – Bob Mackie, American fashion designer
* 1940 – Don Jardine, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2006)
* 1944 – R. Lee Ermey, American actor
* 1944 – Vojislav Koštunica, Serbian Prime Minister
* 1945 – Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist
* 1945 – Curtis Hanson, American film director
* 1946 – Klaus Dinger, German musician (d. 2008)
* 1947 – Dennis Erickson, American football coach
* 1947 – Christine Gregoire, American politician
* 1947 – Meiko Kaji, Japanese singer and actress
* 1947 – Alan Sugar, English businessman
* 1948 – Jerzy Kukuczka, Polish mountaineer (d. 1989)
* 1949 – Nick Lowe, British musician
* 1949 – Ruud Krol, Dutch footballer
* 1949 – Tabitha Spruce, American writer, poet and activist
* 1950 – Gary Wichard, American professional sports agent (d. 2011)
* 1951 – Pat Bradley, American golfer
* 1951 – Tommy Hilfiger, American fashion designer
* 1951 – Dougie Thomson, British bassist
* 1953 – Anita L. Allen, American law professor
* 1953 – Louie Anderson, American comedian
* 1954 – Robert Carradine, American actor
* 1954 – Donna Pescow, American actress
* 1955 – Doug Jarvis, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1956 – Steve Ballmer, American businessman
* 1957 – Pierre Harvey, Canadian cyclist and cross-country skier
* 1958 – Mike Woodson, American basketball player and head coach
* 1959 – Derek Statham, English footballer
* 1960 – Kelly LeBrock, American actress
* 1960 – Barry Horowitz, American professional wrestler
* 1960 – Nena, German pop singer
* 1960 – Scott Pruett, American race car driver
* 1961 – Dean Jones, Australian cricketer
* 1962 – Angèle Dubeau, Canadian violinist
* 1962 – Star Jones, American television personality
* 1963 – Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch footballer goalkeeper
* 1965 – Peter Jacobson, American actor
* 1965 – Patrick Scales, British-German electric bass guitar player
* 1965 – Gurmit Singh, Singaporean actor
* 1965 – Mark Calaway, an American professional wrestler
* 1969 – Houston, American pornographic actress
* 1970 – Lara Flynn Boyle, American actress
* 1970 – Sharon Corr, Irish musician (The Corrs)
* 1970 – Judith Draxler, Austrian swimmer
* 1970 – Mike Vanderjagt, Canadian football player
* 1971 – Megyn Price, American actress
* 1972 – Steve Karsay, American baseball player
* 1973 – Jacek Bąk, Polish footballer
* 1973 – Philippe Boucher, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1973 – Jim Parsons, American actor
* 1973 – Steve Corica, Australian footballer
* 1973 – Mette Jacobsen, Danish swimmer
* 1974 – Chad Butler, American drummer (Switchfoot)
* 1974 – Alyson Hannigan, American actress
* 1975 – Thomas Johansson, Swedish tennis player
* 1975 – Krisdayanti, Indonesian singer and actress
* 1976 – Aaron Brooks, American football player
* 1976 – Aliou Cissé, Senegalese footballer
* 1976 – Athanasios Kostoulas, Greek footballer
* 1976 – Peyton Manning, American football player
* 1977 – Corneille, Rwandan/Canadian singer
* 1977 – Angellica Bell, English TV presenter
* 1977 – Olivia Burnette, American actress
* 1977 – Darren Lockyer, Australian rugby league footballer
* 1978 – Michael Braun, Australian rules footballer
* 1978 – Kaori Mochida, Japanese singer (Every Little Thing)
* 1979 – Lake Bell, American actress
* 1979 – Emraan Hashmi, Indian actor
* 1979 – Norris Hopper, American baseball player
* 1979 – Periklis Iakovakis, Greek athlete
* 1979 – Graeme Swann, English cricketer
* 1980 – Tassos Venetis, Greek footballer
* 1981 – Mike Adams, American football player
* 1981 – Ron Hainsey, American ice hockey player
* 1981 – Dirk Hayhurst, American baseball player
* 1981 – Mark Looms, Dutch footballer
* 1981 – Gary Paffett, British racing driver
* 1982 – Corey Hart, American baseball player
* 1982 – Jimmy Hempte, Belgian footballer
* 1982 – Christian Hug, German rugby player
* 1982 – Dustin McGowan, American baseball player
* 1982 – Nivea, American singer
* 1982 – Jack Swagger, American professional wrestler
* 1982 – Epico, American professional wrestler
* 1983 – Luca Ceccarelli, Italian footballer
* 1983 – T. J. Ford, American basketball player
* 1983 – Kelvin Kwan, Hong Kong singer
* 1983 – Riccardo Musetti, Italian footballer
* 1984 – Chris Bosh, American basketball player
* 1984 – Benoît Assou-Ekotto, French footballer
* 1984 – Adrian D'Souza, Indian field hockey player
* 1984 – Park Bom, South Korean singer (2NE1)
* 1985 – Haruka Ayase, Japanese actress and model
* 1985 – Amanda Lameche, Swedish singer
* 1986 – Kohei Hirate, Japanese racing driver
* 1986 – Tony McMahon, English footballer
* 1987 – Yuma Asami, Japanese adult video actress
* 1987 – Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladeshi cricketer
* 1988 – Ryan Higgins, Zimbabwean cricketer
* 1989 – Aziz Shavershian, Australian bodybuilder (d. 2011)
* 1990 – Keisha Castle-Hughes, Australian/New Zealand actress
* 1990 – Aljur Abrenica, Filipino actor
* 1990 – Starlin Castro, American baseball player
* 1998 – Isabel Suckling, British Choirgirl

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