Friday, April 24, 2015

April 24 Birthdays

702 – Ja'far al-Sadiq, Arabian Imam (d. 765)
1533 – William the Silent, German son of William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg (d. 1584)
1581 – Vincent de Paul, French priest and saint (d. 1660)
1620 – John Graunt, English statistician (d. 1674)
1706 – Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian pianist (d. 1780)
1718 – Nathaniel Hone the Elder, Irish-English painter (d. 1784)
1743 – Edmund Cartwright, English clergyman, invented the power loom (d. 1823)
1784 – Peter Vivian Daniel, American jurist (d. 1860)
1815 – Anthony Trollope, English author (d. 1882)
1845 – Carl Spitteler, Swiss poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
1856 – Philippe Pétain, French general and politician, 119th Prime Minister of France (d. 1951)
1876 – Erich Raeder, German admiral (d. 1960)
1878 – Jean Crotti, Swiss painter (d. 1958)
1879 – Susanna Bokoyni, Hungarian-American centenarian (d. 1984)
1880 – Gideon Sundback, Swedish-American engineer and businessman, developed the zipper (d. 1954)
1882 – Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding, Scottish air marshal (d. 1970)
1885 – Con Walsh, Irish-Canadian hammer thrower (d. 1961)
1887 – Denys Finch Hatton, English hunter (d. 1931)
1889 – Stafford Cripps, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1952)
1889 – Dioscoride Lanza, Italian racing driver
1889 – Lyubov Popova, Russian painter (d. 1924)
1897 – Manuel Ávila Camacho, Mexican politician, 45th President of Mexico (d. 1955)
1897 – Benjamin Lee Whorf, American linguist (d. 1941)
1899 – Oscar Zariski, Russian-American mathematician (d. 1986)
1900 – Elizabeth Goudge, English author (d. 1984)
1903 – José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Spanish lawyer and politician, founded the Falange (d. 1936)
1904 – Willem de Kooning, Dutch-American painter (d. 1997)
1905 – Al Bates, American long jumper (d. 1999)
1905 – Robert Penn Warren, American author and poet (d. 1989)
1906 – William Joyce, American-born Irish-British Fascist politician and Nazi propaganda broadcaster (d. 1946)
1906 – Mimi Smith, English nurse (d. 1991)
1907 – William Sargant, English psychiatrist (d. 1988)
1908 – Marceline Day, American actress (d. 2000)
1908 – Józef Gosławski, Polish sculptor (d. 1963)
1913 – Dieter Grau, German-American scientist and engineer (d. 2014)
1914 – Larry J. Blake, American actor (d. 1982)
1914 – William Castle, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1977)
1914 – Phil Watson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1991)
1914 – Justin Wilson, American chef and author (d. 2001)
1916 – Lou Thesz, American wrestler (d. 2002)
1919 – David Blackwell, American mathematician and academic (d. 2010)
1919 – Glafcos Clerides, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 4th President of Cyprus (d. 2013)
1920 – Gino Valenzano, Italian racing driver (d. 2011)
1922 – J.D. Cannon, American actor (d. 2005)
1922 – Marc-Adélard Tremblay, Canadian anthropologist (d. 2014)
1923 – Gus Bodnar, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2005)
1923 – Doris Burn, American author and illustrator (d. 2011)
1924 – Clement Freud, German-English radio host, academic, and politician (d. 2009)
1924 – Ruth Kobart, American actress and singer (d. 2002)
1926 – Thorbjörn Fälldin, Swedish farmer and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Sweden
1927 – Josy Barthel, Luxembourger runner (d. 1992)
1928 – Ralph Brown, English sculptor (d. 2013)
1928 – Tommy Docherty, Scottish footballer and manager
1929 – Rajkumar, Indian actor and singer (d. 2006)
1930 – Jerome Callet, American instrument designer, educator, and author
1930 – Richard Donner, American actor, director, and producer
1930 – José Sarney, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 25th President of Brazil
1931 – Abdelhamid Kermali, Algerian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1931 – Bridget Riley, English painter and illustrator
1933 – Patricia Bosworth, American actress, journalist, and author
1933 – Claire Davenport, English actress (d. 2002)
1933 – Alan Eagleson, Canadian lawyer and politician
1933 – Helmuth Lohner, Austrian actor and director
1933 – Freddie Scott, American singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
1934 – John Cameron, Lord Coulsfield, Scottish judge
1934 – Shirley MacLaine, American actress, singer, and dancer
1935 – Tucker Smith, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1988)
1936 – David Crombie, Canadian educator and politician, 56th Mayor of Toronto
1936 – Glen Hobbie, American baseball player (d. 2013)
1936 – Jill Ireland, English actress and memoirist (d. 1990)
1937 – Joe Henderson, American saxophonist (d. 2001)
1940 – Sue Grafton, American author
1940 – Chris Kelly, English television host and producer
1940 – Trevor Kent, Australian actor (d. 1989)
1941 – Richard Holbrooke, American journalist, banker, and diplomat, 22nd United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2010)
1941 – John Williams, Australian-English guitarist
1942 – Richard M. Daley, American politician, 54th Mayor of Chicago
1942 – Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah, Sri Lankan lawyer and academic
1942 – Barbra Streisand, American singer-songwriter, actress, and producer
1943 – Hew Pike, British general
1943 – Richard Sterban, American singer (The Oak Ridge Boys)
1943 – Gordon West, English footballer (d. 2012)
1944 – Peter Cresswell, English judge
1944 – St. Clair Lee, American singer (The Hues Corporation) (d. 2011)
1944 – Maarja Nummert, Estonian architect
1944 – Tony Visconti, American singer and producer
1945 – Graeme Catto, Scottish physician and academic
1945 – Doug Clifford, American drummer and songwriter (Creedence Clearwater Revival, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, and Don Harrison Band)
1945 – Robert Knight, American singer
1945 – Doug Riley, Canadian keyboard player and producer (Dr. Music) (d. 2007)
1945 – Dick Rivers, French singer and actor (Les Chats Sauvages)
1946 – Doug Christie, Canadian lawyer and activist (d. 2013)
1946 – Piers Gough, English architect
1946 – Phil Robertson, American businessman, founded Duck Commander
1947 – Josep Borrell, Spanish politician, 22nd President of the European Parliament
1947 – João Braz de Aviz, Brazilian cardinal
1947 – Claude Dubois, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947 – Denise Kingsmill, Baroness Kingsmill, New Zealand-English lawyer and politician
1947 – Roger D. Kornberg, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1948 – Paul Cellucci, American soldier and politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2013)
1948 – Eliana Gil, American therapist specializing in abuse and trauma
1948 – David Ingram, American keyboard player and songwriter (AnExchange and Love Song) (d. 2005)
1949 – Eddie Hart, American sprinter
1949 – James Paice, English politician
1949 – Véronique Sanson, French singer-songwriter and producer
1951 – Ron Arad, Israeli architect
1951 – Christian Bobin, French author and poet
1951 – Nigel Harrison, English bass player and songwriter (Blondie and Silverhead)
1951 – Enda Kenny, Irish politician, 13th Taoiseach of Ireland
1952 – Jean Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer
1952 – Ralph Winter, American film producer
1953 – Eric Bogosian, American actor, playwright, and author
1954 – Mumia Abu-Jamal, American journalist, cause celebre, and convicted murderer
1954 – Jack Blades, American bass player and songwriter (Night Ranger, Rubicon, Damn Yankees, and Tak Matsumoto Group)
1954 – Captain Sensible, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Damned and Dead Men Walking)
1955 – Marion Caspers-Merk, German politician
1955 – John de Mol, Dutch businessman, co-founded Endemol
1955 – Eamon Gilmore, Irish politician, 25th Tánaiste of Ireland
1955 – Guy Nève, Belgian race car driver (d. 1992)
1955 – Michael O'Keefe, American actor
1956 – Richard Sambrook, English journalist and academic
1956 – James A. Winnefeld, Jr., American admiral
1957 – Nazir Ahmed, Baron Ahmed, Pakistani-English politician
1957 – David J, English bass player (Bauhaus and Love and Rockets)
1957 – Boris Williams, French-English drummer (The Cure, Thompson Twins, and Babacar)
1958 – Valery Lantratov, Russian ballet dancer
1958 – Brian Paddick, English police officer and politician
1959 – Eren Keskin, Turkish lawyer and activist
1959 – Glenn Morshower, American actor
1959 – Malcolm Oastler, Australian-English engineer
1959 – Dave Ridgway, English-Canadian football player
1959 – Paula Yates, Welsh television personality and author (d. 2000)
1961 – Andrew Murrison, English physician and politician, Minister for International Security Strategy
1962 – Clemens Binninger, German politician
1962 – Stuart Pearce, English footballer, coach, and manager
1962 – Steve Roach, Australian rugby player, coach, and sportscaster
1963 – Paula Frazer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Tarnation, Faith No More, and Frightwig)
1963 – Billy Gould, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Faith No More, Harmful, Fear and the Nervous System, and Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine)
1963 – Mano Solo, French singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2010)
1963 – Tõnu Trubetsky, Estonian singer-songwriter (Vennaskond and J.M.K.E.)
1963 – Joey Vera,American bass player (Fates Warning and Armored Saint)
1964 – Helga Arendt, German sprinter (d. 2013)
1964 – Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian, actor, and producer
1964 – Djimon Hounsou, Beninese-American actor
1964 – Witold Smorawiński, Polish guitarist, composer, and educator
1964 – Gregory Sporleder, American actor
1965 – Jeff Jackson, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1965 – Son Chang-min, South Korean actor
1966 – Pierre Brassard, Canadian comedian and actor
1966 – Alessandro Costacurta, Italian footballer, coach, and manager
1966 – David Usher, English-Canadian singer-songwriter (Moist)
1967 – Dino Rađa, Croatian basketball player
1967 – Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan-American baseball player and coach
1968 – Aidan Gillen, Irish actor
1968 – Stacy Haiduk, American actress
1968 – Todd Jones, American baseball player
1968 – Yuji Nagata, Japanese wrestler
1968 – Roxanna Panufnik, English composer
1968 – Hashim Thaçi, Kosovan politician, 5th Prime Minister of Kosovo
1968 – Mark Vanderloo, Dutch model
1969 – Elias Atmatsidis, Greek footballer
1969 – Melinda Clarke, American actress
1969 – Viveca Paulin, Swedish-American actress
1969 – Rory McCann, Scottish actor
1969 – Eilidh Whiteford, Scottish politician
1970 – Damien Fleming, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
1971 – Alejandro Fernández, Mexican singer
1971 – Mauro Pawlowski, Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Evil Superstars and Deus)
1972 – Rab Douglas, Scottish footballer
1972 – Nicolas Gill, Canadian martial artist
1972 – Chipper Jones, American baseball player
1972 – Jure Košir, Slovenian skier
1973 – Gabby Logan, English gymnast and radio host
1973 – Damon Lindelof, American screenwriter and producer
1973 – Brian Marshall, American bass player and songwriter (Creed and Alter Bridge)
1973 – Eric Snow, American basketball player and coach
1973 – Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, Indian cricketer
1973 – Toomas Tohver, Estonian footballer
1973 – Lee Westwood, English-American golfer
1974 – Comedy Dave, Hong Kong-English radio host
1974 – Eric Kripke, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1974 – Derek Luke, American actor
1974 – Stephen Wiltshire, English illustrator
1975 – Sam Doumit, American actress
1975 – Thad Luckinbill, American actor
1976 – Steve Finnan, Irish footballer
1976 – Frédéric Niemeyer, Canadian tennis player
1977 – Siarhey Balakhonau, Belarusian author
1977 – Carlos Beltrán, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
1977 – Kim Hyun-joo, Korean actress
1978 – Eric Balfour, American actor and singer
1978 – Stella Damasus-Aboderin, Nigerian actress and singer
1979 – Laurentia Tan, Singaporean-English horse rider
1980 – Fernando Arce, Mexican footballer
1980 – Karen Asrian, Armenian chess player (d. 2008)
1980 – Danny Gokey, American singer-songwriter
1980 – Reagan Gomez-Preston, American actress
1980 – Austin Nichols, American actor and director
1981 – Taylor Dent, American tennis player
1981 – Yuko Nakanishi, Japanese swimmer
1982 – Kelly Clarkson, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1982 – Laura Hamilton, English television host
1982 – David Oliver, American hurdler
1982 – Simon Tischer, American volleyball player
1983 – Princess Iman bint Al Hussein of Jordan
1983 – Will Champlin, American singer-songwriter
1983 – Hanna Melnychenko, Ukrainian heptathlete
1984 – Tyson Ritter, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The All-American Rejects)
1985 – Mike Rodgers, American sprinter
1985 – Kaori Nazuka, Japanese actress
1986 – Aaron Cunningham, American baseball player
1986 – Tahyna Tozzi, Australian model, singer and actress
1987 – Varun Dhawan, Indian actor
1987 – Ben Howard, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1987 – Kristopher Letang, Canadian ice hockey player
1987 – Rein Taaramäe, Estonian cyclist
1987 – Jan Vertonghen, Belgian footballer
1989 – Elīna Babkina, Latvian basketball player
1989 – David Boudia, American diver
1989 – Taja Mohorčič, Slovenian tennis player
1990 – Jan Veselý, Czech basketball player
1991 – Sigrid Agren, French-Swedish model
1992 – Doc Shaw, American actor
1992 – Laura Trott, English cyclist
1993 – Ben Davies, Welsh footballer
1993 – Han Hendrik Piho, Estonian Nordic combined skier
1997 – Lydia Ko, New Zealand golfer
1997 – Veronika Kudermetova, Russian tennis player
1998 – Ryan Newman, American actress and singer

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