Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June 24 Birthdays

1244 – Henry I, Landgrave of Hesse (d. 1308)
1314 – Philippa of Hainault (d. 1369)
1343 – Joan of Valois, Queen of Navarre (d. 1373)
1386 – John of Capistrano, Italian priest and saint (d. 1456)
1485 – Johannes Bugenhagen, Polish-German priest and reformer (d. 1558)
1519 – Theodore Beza, French theologian and scholar (d. 1605)
1532 – William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1573)
1533 – Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire (d. 1588)
1535 – Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal (d. 1573)
1542 – John of the Cross, Spanish mystic and saint (d. 1591)
1546 – Robert Persons, English-Italian priest (d. 1610)
1587 – William Arnold, English-American settler (d. 1675)
1661 – Hachisuka Tsunanori, Japanese daimyo (d. 1730)
1663 – Jean Baptiste Massillon, French bishop (d. 1742)
1687 – Johann Albrecht Bengel, German-Lutheran clergyman and scholar (d. 1757)
1694 – Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui, Swiss author and theorist (d. 1748)
1704 – Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, French philosopher and author (d. 1771)
1753 – William Hull, American general and politician, 1st Governor of Michigan Territory (d. 1825)
1755 – Anacharsis Cloots, Prussian-French activist (d. 1794)
1767 – Jean-Baptiste Benoît Eyriès, French geographer and author (d. 1846)
1771 – Éleuthère Irénée du Pont, French chemist and industrialist (d. 1834)
1774 – Antonio González de Balcarce, Argentinian commander and politician, 5th Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (d. 1819)
1774 – François-Nicolas-Benoît Haxo, French general and engineer (d. 1838)
1777 – John Ross, Scottish commander and explorer (d. 1856)
1782 – Juan Larrea, Argentinian captain and politician (d. 1847)
1783 – Johann Heinrich von Thünen, German economist (d. 1850)
1784 – Juan Antonio Lavalleja, Uruguayan politician (d. 1853)
1788 – Thomas Blanchard, American inventor (d. 1864)
1795 – Ernst Heinrich Weber, German physician and psychologist (d. 1878)
1797 – John Hughes, Irish-American archbishop (d. 1864)
1803 – George James Webb, English-American composer (d. 1887)
1804 – Stephan Endlicher, Austrian botanist, numismatist and Sinologist (d. 1849)
1804 – Willard Richards, American religious leader (d. 1854)
1811 – John Archibald Campbell, American jurist (d. 1889)
1813 – Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman and reformer (d. 1887)
1813 – Francis Boott, American composer (d. 1904)
1821 – Guillermo Rawson, Argentinian physician and politician (d. 1890)
1825 – Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1844)
1826 – George Goyder, English-Australian surveyor (d. 1898)
1835 – Johannes Wislicenus, German chemist (d. 1902)
1836 – Harry Rosenbusch, German petrographer (d. 1914)
1839 – Gustavus Franklin Swift, American entrepreneur (d. 1903)
1842 – Ambrose Bierce, American journalist and author (d. 1914)
1846 – Samuel Johnson, Nigerian priest and historian (d. 1901)
1850 – Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, Irish field marshal and politician, Governor-General of Sudan (d. 1916)
1852 – Friedrich Loeffler, German bacteriologist (d. 1915)
1856 – Henry Chapman Mercer, American archaeologist, collector and designer (d. 1930)
1858 – Hastings Rashdall, English philosopher, theologian and historian (d. 1924)
1860 – Mercedes of Orléans (d. 1878)
1865 – Robert Henri, American painter (d. 1929)
1867 – Ruth Randall Edström, American peace and women's rights activist (d. 1944)
1869 – Caroline Furness American astronomer (d. 1936)
1869 – Prince George of Greece and Denmark (d. 1957)
1880 – Oswald Veblen, American mathematician, geometer and topologist (g. 1960)
1882 – Athanase David, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1953)
1882 – Carl Diem, German businessman (d. 1962)
1883 – Victor Francis Hess, Austrian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)
1883 – Arthur L. Newton, American runner (d. 1956)
1883 – Frank Verner, American runner (d. 1966)
1884 – Frank Waller, American runner (d. 1941)
1886 – George Shiels, Irish-Canadian playwright (d. 1949)
1888 – Gerrit Rietveld, Dutch architect, designed the Rietveld Schröder House (d. 1964)
1893 – Roy O. Disney, American businessman, co-founded The Walt Disney Company (d. 1971)
1895 – Jack Dempsey, American boxer (d. 1983)
1897 – Daniel K. Ludwig, American businessman (d. 1992)
1897 – Omkarnath Thakur, Indian singer (d. 1967)
1898 – Armin Öpik, Estonian-Australian paleontologist and geologist (d. 1983)
1898 – Karl Selter, Estonian politician, 14th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia (d. 1958)
1900 – Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician and engineer (d. 1945)
1901 – Marcel Mule, French saxophonist (d. 2001)
1901 – Harry Partch, American composer and theorist (d. 1974)
1901 – Chuck Taylor, American basketball player and salesman (d. 1969)
1904 – Phil Harris, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1995)
1905 – Fred Alderman, American sprinter (d. 1998)
1906 – Pierre Fournier, French cellist and educator (d. 1986)
1906 – Willard Maas, American poet and educator (d. 1971)
1907 – Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (d. 1989)
1908 – Hugo Distler, German organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1942)
1908 – Alfons Rebane, Estonian colonel (d. 1976)
1909 – Jean Deslauriers, Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1978)
1909 – William Penney, Baron Penney, English mathematician and physicist (d. 1991)
1911 – Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1995)
1911 – Ernesto Sabato, Argentinian physicist and author (d. 2011)
1912 – Brian Johnston, English sportscaster (d. 1994)
1912 – Mary Wesley, English author (d. 2002)
1913 – Gustaaf Deloor, Belgian cyclist (d. 2002)
1914 – Jan Karski, Polish-American activist and academic (d. 2000)
1914 – Pearl Witherington, French secret agent (d. 2008)
1915 – Fred Hoyle, English astronomer and author (d. 2001)
1916 – William B. Saxbe, American politician, 70th United States Attorney General (d. 2010)
1917 – David Easton, Canadian-American political scientist and academic (d. 2014)
1918 – Mildred Ladner Thompson, American journalist and author (d. 2013)
1918 – Yong Nyuk Lin, Singaporean politician (d. 2012)
1919 – Al Molinaro, American actor
1922 – Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra) (d. 1988)
1923 – Margaret Olley, Australian painter (d. 2011)
1924 – John Coplans, British photographer (d. 2003)
1924 – Kurt Furgler, Swiss politician, 70th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 2008)
1924 – Archie Roy, Scottish astronomer and academic (d. 2012)
1927 – Fernand Dumont, Canadian sociologist, philosopher, and poet (d. 1997)
1927 – James B. Edwards, American dentist, soldier, and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Energy (d. 2014)
1927 – Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)
1929 – Carolyn S. Shoemaker, American astronomer
1930 – Claude Chabrol, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1930 – Donald Gordon, South African businessman and philanthropist
1931 – Billy Casper, American golfer and architect (d. 2015)
1932 – David McTaggart, Canadian-Italian environmentalist (d. 2001)
1933 – Sam Jones, American basketball player and coach
1934 – Ferdinand Biwersi, German footballer and referee (d. 2013)
1934 – Jean-Pierre Ferland, Canadian singer-songwriter
1935 – Terry Riley, American composer and educator
1937 – Anita Desai, Indian-American author
1938 – Lawrence Block, American author
1940 – Vittorio Storaro, Italian cinematographer
1941 – Erkin Koray, Turkish singer
1941 – Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French psychoanalyst and author
1942 – Michele Lee, American actress, singer, and dancer
1942 – Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, Chilean engineer and politician, 32nd President of Chile
1942 – Roger A. Sheldon, green chemist
1943 – Birgit Grodal, Danish economist (d. 2004)
1944 – Jeff Beck, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group, The Honeydrippers, and Beck, Bogert & Appice)
1944 – David Mark Berger, American-Israeli weightlifter (d. 1972)
1944 – Nancy Cartwright, American philosopher and academic
1944 – Kathryn Lasky, American author
1945 – Colin Blunstone, English singer-songwriter (The Zombies and Keats)
1945 – Wayne Cashman, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1945 – George Pataki, American lawyer and politician, 53rd Governor of New York
1945 – Betty Stöve, Dutch tennis player
1945 – Nora Valsami, Egyptian-Greek actress
1946 – Ellison Onizuka, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1986)
1946 – Robert Reich, American economist and politician, 22nd United States Secretary of Labor
1947 – Clarissa Dickson Wright, English chef, author, and academic (d. 2014)
1947 – Mick Fleetwood, English-American drummer and actor (Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers)
1947 – Peter Weller, American actor and director
1948 – Patrick Moraz, Swiss keyboard player and songwriter (Yes, The Moody Blues, and Refugee)
1949 – Betty Jackson, English fashion designer
1950 – Nancy Allen, American actress
1950 – Bob Carlos Clarke, Irish photographer (d. 2006)
1950 – Mercedes Lackey, American author
1951 – Raelene Boyle, Australian sprinter
1953 – Ivo Lill, Estonian sculptor
1953 – William E. Moerner, American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1955 – Edmund Malura, German footballer and manager
1956 – Owen Paterson, English politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
1957 – Mark Parkinson, American lawyer and politician, 45th Governor of Kansas
1958 – Jean Charest, Canadian politician, 29th Premier of Quebec
1958 – Tom Lister, Jr., American wrestler and actor
1958 – Silvio Mondinelli, Italian mountaineer
1958 – John Tortorella, American ice hockey player and coach
1960 – Elish Angiolini, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Solicitor General for Scotland
1960 – Karin Pilsäter, Swedish politician
1960 – Erik Poppe, Norwegian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter
1961 – Bernie Nicholls, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1961 – Ralph E. Reed, Jr., American political activist
1961 – Curt Smith, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Tears for Fears and Graduate)
1963 – Yuri Kasparyan, Russian guitarist (Kino, U-Piter)
1963 – Preki, Serbian-American soccer player and coach
1963 – Mike Wieringo, American author and illustrator (d. 2007)
1964 – Jean-Luc Delarue, French television host and producer (d. 2012)
1964 – Kathryn Parminter, Baroness Parminter, English politician
1964 – Gary Suter, American ice hockey player
1965 – Claude Bourbonnais, Canadian race car driver
1965 – Uwe Krupp, German ice hockey player and coach
1966 – Adrienne Shelly, American actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1967 – Bill Huard, Canadian ice hockey player
1967 – Richard Z. Kruspe, German guitarist (Rammstein, Emigrate, and First Arsch)
1967 – Janez Lapajne, Slovenian director and producer
1967 – John Limniatis, Greek-Canadian footballer and manager
1967 – Sherry Stringfield, American actress
1968 – Alaa Abdelnaby, Egyptian-American basketball player
1969 – Sissel Kyrkjebø, Norwegian soprano
1969 – Sakarias Jaan Leppik, Estonian priest and politician
1970 – Glenn Medeiros, American singer-songwriter
1970 – Bernardo Sassetti, Portuguese pianist, composer, and educator (d. 2012)
1971 – Ji Jin-hee, South Korean actor
1971 – Christopher Showerman, American actor and producer
1972 – Robbie McEwen, Australian cyclist
1972 – Denis Žvegelj, Slovenian rower
1973 – Alexander Beyer, German actor
1973 – Alexis Gauthier, French chef
1973 – Jere Lehtinen, Finnish ice hockey player
1974 – Chris Guccione, American baseball player and umpire
1974 – Ruffa Gutierrez, Filipino model and actress
1975 – Marek Malík, Czech ice hockey player
1975 – Federico Pucciariello, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
1977 – Dimos Dikoudis, Greek basketball player
1977 – Jeff Farmer, Australian footballer
1977 – Cas Jansen, Dutch actor
1978 – Pantelis Kafes, Greek footballer
1978 – Shunsuke Nakamura, Japanese footballer
1978 – Juan Román Riquelme, Argentinian footballer
1978 – Luis García Sanz, Spanish footballer
1979 – Mindy Kaling, American actress and producer
1979 – Petra Němcová, Czech model and philanthropist
1980 – Cicinho, Brazilian footballer
1980 – Liane Balaban, Canadian actress
1980 – Minka Kelly, American actress
1982 – Clint Bajada, Maltese radio host
1982 – Jarret Stoll, Canadian ice hockey player
1983 – Gianni Munari, Italian footballer
1984 – Andrea Raggi, Italian footballer
1984 – J. J. Redick, American basketball player
1985 – Diego Alves Carreira, Brazilian footballer
1985 – Yukina Shirakawa, Japanese model
1985 – Vernon Philander, South African cricketer
1985 – Tom Kennedy, English footballer
1986 – Stuart Broad, English cricketer
1986 – Phil Hughes, American baseball player
1986 – Solange Knowles, American singer-songwriter and actress
1987 – LiSA, Japanese singer-songwriter
1987 – Simona Dobrá, Czech tennis player
1987 – Serdar Güneş, Turkish footballer
1987 – Craig Henderson, New Zealand footballer
1987 – Arturo Lupoli, Italian footballer
1987 – Lionel Messi, Argentinian footballer
1988 – Nichkhun, Thai singer, dancer, and actor (2PM)
1988 – Ardo Arusaar, Estonian wrestler
1988 – Micah Richards, English footballer
1989 – Teklemariam Medhin, Eritrean runner
1990 – Richard Sukuta-Pasu, German footballer
1991 – Mutaz Essa Barshim, Qatari high jumper
1991 – Rie Kitahara, Japanese actress and singer (AKB48, SKE48, and Not Yet)
1992 – David Alaba, Austrian footballer
1992 – Raven Goodwin, American actress

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