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History Births on April 24


Ben Davies (footballer, born 1993)
Ben Davies, Welsh footballer

#Ben_Davies_(footballer,_born_1993)

Tony Visconti
Tony Visconti, American record producer, musician and singer

#Tony_Visconti

Xu Guangqi
Xu Guangqi, Ming Dynasty Chinese politician, scholar and lay Catholic leader (d. 1633)

#Xu_Guangqi

Dejan Savi?
Dejan Savi?, Yugoslavian and Serbian water polo player

#Dejan_Savi?

Gaston, Duke of Orléans
Gaston, Duke of Orléans, third son of King Henry IV of France (d. 1660)

#Gaston,_Duke_of_Orléans

Sigrid Agren
Sigrid Agren, French-Swedish model

#Sigrid_Agren

Rein Taaramäe
Rein Taaramäe, Estonian cyclist

#Rein_Taaramäe

Richard Donner
Richard Donner, American actor, director, and producer

#Richard_Donner

Rory McCann
Rory McCann, Scottish actor

#Rory_McCann

Anthony Trollope
Anthony Trollope, English novelist, essayist, and short story writer (d. 1882)

#Anthony_Trollope

Brian Paddick, Baron Paddick
Brian Paddick, English police officer and politician

#Brian_Paddick,_Baron_Paddick

Andrew Murrison
Andrew Murrison, English physician and politician, Minister for International Security Strategy

#Andrew_Murrison

Aidan Gillen
Aidan Gillen, Irish actor

#Aidan_Gillen

Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan, Indian actor

#Varun_Dhawan

Johnny Griffin
Johnny Griffin, American saxophonist (d. 2008)

#Johnny_Griffin

Oscar Zariski
Oscar Zariski, Russian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1986)

#Oscar_Zariski

Thomas Lucy
Thomas Lucy, English politician (d. 1600)

#Thomas_Lucy

Stuart Pearce
Stuart Pearce, English footballer, coach, and manager

#Stuart_Pearce

Nathaniel Hone the Elder
Nathaniel Hone the Elder, Irish-English painter and educator (d. 1784)

#Nathaniel_Hone_the_Elder

David Blackwell
David Blackwell, African-American mathematician and academic (d. 2010)

#David_Blackwell

Omar Vizquel
Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan-American baseball player and coach

#Omar_Vizquel

Manuel Ávila Camacho
Manuel Ávila Camacho, Mexican colonel and politician, 45th President of Mexico (d. 1955)

#Manuel_Ávila_Camacho

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer

#Sachin_Tendulkar

Robert Penn Warren
Robert Penn Warren, American novelist, poet, and literary critic (d. 1989)

#Robert_Penn_Warren

Gus Bodnar
Gus Bodnar, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2005)

#Gus_Bodnar

Ben Howard
Ben Howard, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

#Ben_Howard

Stafford Cripps
Stafford Cripps, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1952)

#Stafford_Cripps

Fernando Arce
Fernando Arce, Mexican footballer

#Fernando_Arce

Glafcos Clerides
Glafcos Clerides, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 4th President of Cyprus (d. 2013)

#Glafcos_Clerides

Lou Thesz
Lou Thesz, American wrestler and trainer (d. 2002)

#Lou_Thesz

Lee Westwood
Lee Westwood, English golfer

#Lee_Westwood

Ron Arad (industrial designer)
Ron Arad, Israeli architect and academic

#Ron_Arad_(industrial_designer)

Marion Caspers-Merk
Marion Caspers-Merk, German politician

#Marion_Caspers-Merk

Carlos Beltrán
Carlos Beltrán, Puerto Rican-American baseball player

#Carlos_Beltrán

Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko, New Zealand golfer

#Lydia_Ko

David Usher
David Usher, English-Canadian singer-songwriter

#David_Usher

Gino Valenzano
Gino Valenzano, Italian race car driver (d. 2011)

#Gino_Valenzano

Józef Gos?awski (sculptor)
Józef Gos?awski, Polish sculptor (d. 1963)

#Józef_Gos?awski_(sculptor)

Caspar Lee
Caspar Lee, British-South African Youtuber

#Caspar_Lee

Tomitaro Makino
Tomitaro Makino, Japanese botanist (d. 1957)

#Tomitaro_Makino

Maarja Nummert
Maarja Nummert, Estonian architect

#Maarja_Nummert

Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine, American actress, singer, and dancer

#Shirley_MacLaine

Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer

#Jean_Paul_Gaultier

Lyubov Popova
Lyubov Popova, Russian painter and academic (d. 1924)

#Lyubov_Popova

Ashleigh Barty
Ashleigh Barty, Australian tennis player

#Ashleigh_Barty

Henry Wriothesley, 2nd Earl of Southampton
Henry Wriothesley, 2nd Earl of Southampton, English Earl (d. 1581)

#Henry_Wriothesley,_2nd_Earl_of_Southampton

Dieter Grau
Dieter Grau, German-American scientist and engineer (d. 2014)

#Dieter_Grau

Denys Finch Hatton
Denys Finch Hatton, English hunter (d. 1931)

#Denys_Finch_Hatton

Laura Kenny
Laura Kenny, English cyclist

#Laura_Kenny

Jure Košir
Jure Košir, Slovenian skier and singer

#Jure_Košir

Eamon Gilmore
Eamon Gilmore, Irish trade union leader and politician, 25th Tánaiste of Ireland

#Eamon_Gilmore

Pe Maung Tin
Pe Maung Tin, Burma-based scholar and educator (d. 1973)

#Pe_Maung_Tin

Hanna Melnychenko
Hanna Melnychenko, Ukrainian heptathlete

#Hanna_Melnychenko

Sue Grafton
Sue Grafton, American author (d. 2017)

#Sue_Grafton

Queen Marau
Queen Marau, last Queen of Tahiti (d.1935)

#Queen_Marau

Rob Hyman
Rob Hyman, American singer-songwriter and musician

#Rob_Hyman

Stephen Wiltshire
Stephen Wiltshire, English illustrator

#Stephen_Wiltshire

Cedric the Entertainer
Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian, actor, and producer

#Cedric_the_Entertainer

Witold Smorawi?ski
Witold Smorawi?ski, Polish guitarist, composer, and educator

#Witold_Smorawi?ski

David Crombie
David Crombie, Canadian educator and politician, 56th Mayor of Toronto

#David_Crombie

Clemens Binninger
Clemens Binninger, German politician

#Clemens_Binninger

Brian Marshall
Brian Marshall, American bass player and songwriter

#Brian_Marshall

Nazir Ahmed, Baron Ahmed
Nazir Ahmed, Baron Ahmed, Pakistani-English businessman and politician

#Nazir_Ahmed,_Baron_Ahmed

Edmund Cartwright
Edmund Cartwright, English clergyman and engineer, invented the power loom (d. 1823)

#Edmund_Cartwright

Mumia Abu-Jamal
Mumia Abu-Jamal, American journalist, activist, and convicted murderer

#Mumia_Abu-Jamal

David Boudia
David Boudia, American diver

#David_Boudia

Carl Spitteler
Carl Spitteler, Swiss poet and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)

#Carl_Spitteler

Eric Kripke
Eric Kripke, American director, producer, and screenwriter

#Eric_Kripke

Sabina of Bavaria
Sabina of Bavaria, Bavarian duchess and noblewoman (d. 1564)

#Sabina_of_Bavaria

João Braz de Aviz
João Braz de Aviz, Brazilian cardinal

#João_Braz_de_Aviz

Jean Crotti
Jean Crotti, Swiss-French painter (d. 1958)

#Jean_Crotti

Eric Snow
Eric Snow, American basketball player and coach

#Eric_Snow

Frédéric Niemeyer
Frédéric Niemeyer, Canadian tennis player and coach

#Frédéric_Niemeyer

Véronique Sanson
Véronique Sanson, French singer-songwriter and producer

#Véronique_Sanson

Steve Finnan
Steve Finnan, Irish footballer

#Steve_Finnan

Billy Gould
Billy Gould, American bass player, songwriter, and producer

#Billy_Gould

Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou, Beninese-American actor and producer

#Djimon_Hounsou

William Castle
William Castle, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1977)

#William_Castle

Ramiro II of Aragon
Ramiro II of Aragon (d. 1157)

#Ramiro_II_of_Aragon

Taylor Dent
Taylor Dent, American tennis player

#Taylor_Dent

John Graunt
John Graunt, English demographer and statistician (d. 1674)

#John_Graunt

Marceline Day
Marceline Day, American actress (d. 2000)

#Marceline_Day

Jill Ireland
Jill Ireland, English actress (d. 1990)

#Jill_Ireland

Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada
Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada, Mexican politician, President of Mexico (d. 1889)

#Sebastián_Lerdo_de_Tejada

Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

#Kelly_Clarkson

Mike Rodgers
Mike Rodgers, American sprinter

#Mike_Rodgers

John Williams (guitarist)
John Williams, Australian-English guitarist and composer

#John_Williams_(guitarist)

Aaron Cunningham
Aaron Cunningham, American baseball player

#Aaron_Cunningham

Jan Vertonghen
Jan Vertonghen, Belgian footballer

#Jan_Vertonghen

Willem de Kooning
Willem de Kooning, Dutch-American painter and educator (d. 1997)

#Willem_de_Kooning

Kim Tae-ri
Kim Tae-ri, South Korean actress

#Kim_Tae-ri

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress, activist, and producer

#Barbra_Streisand

Diego Placente
Diego Placente, Argentine footballer

#Diego_Placente

Tommy Docherty
Tommy Docherty, Scottish footballer and manager

#Tommy_Docherty

Roger D. Kornberg
Roger D. Kornberg, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

#Roger_D._Kornberg

Vincent de Paul
Vincent de Paul, French priest and saint (d. 1660)

#Vincent_de_Paul

Kris Letang
Kris Letang, Canadian ice hockey player

#Kris_Letang

Kumar Dharmasena
Kumar Dharmasena, Sri Lankan cricketer and umpire

#Kumar_Dharmasena

Jan Veselý
Jan Veselý, Czech basketball player

#Jan_Veselý

Todd Jones
Todd Jones, American baseball player

#Todd_Jones

Christian Bobin
Christian Bobin, French author and poet

#Christian_Bobin

Batuhan Karadeniz
Batuhan Karadeniz, Turkish footballer

#Batuhan_Karadeniz

Mano Solo
Mano Solo, French singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2010)

#Mano_Solo

Thorbjörn Fälldin
Thorbjörn Fälldin, Swedish farmer and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 2016)

#Thorbjörn_Fälldin

Enda Kenny
Enda Kenny, Irish educator and politician, 13th Taoiseach of Ireland

#Enda_Kenny

Ryan Newman (actress)
Ryan Newman, American actress

#Ryan_Newman_(actress)

Mauro Pawlowski
Mauro Pawlowski, Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist

#Mauro_Pawlowski

Jack Blades
Jack Blades, American singer-songwriter and bass player

#Jack_Blades

Phil Watson
Phil Watson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1991)

#Phil_Watson

Denise Kingsmill, Baroness Kingsmill
Denise Kingsmill, Baroness Kingsmill, New Zealand-English lawyer and politician

#Denise_Kingsmill,_Baroness_Kingsmill

Gideon Sundback
Gideon Sundback, Swedish-American engineer and businessman, developed the zipper (d. 1954)

#Gideon_Sundback

Giovanni Battista Martini
Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1780)

#Giovanni_Battista_Martini

Jayakanthan
Jayakanthan, Indian journalist and author (d. 2015)

#Jayakanthan

Josep Borrell
Josep Borrell, Spanish engineer and politician, 22nd President of the European Parliament

#Josep_Borrell

Veronika Kudermetova
Veronika Kudermetova, Russian tennis player

#Veronika_Kudermetova

Richard M. Daley
Richard M. Daley, American lawyer and politician, 54th Mayor of Chicago

#Richard_M._Daley

Paul Cellucci
Paul Cellucci, American soldier and politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2013)

#Paul_Cellucci

Doris Burn
Doris Burn, American author and illustrator (d. 2011)

#Doris_Burn

Peter Vivian Daniel
Peter Vivian Daniel, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1860)

#Peter_Vivian_Daniel

Doug Clifford
Doug Clifford, American drummer and songwriter

#Doug_Clifford

William Joyce
William Joyce, American-born Irish-British Nazi propaganda broadcaster (d. 1946)

#William_Joyce

Eric Bogosian
Eric Bogosian, American actor and writer

#Eric_Bogosian

Chipper Jones
Chipper Jones, American baseball player

#Chipper_Jones

José Antonio Primo de Rivera
José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Spanish lawyer and politician, founded the Falange (d. 1936)

#José_Antonio_Primo_de_Rivera

David Oliver (hurdler)
David Oliver, American hurdler

#David_Oliver_(hurdler)

Karen Asrian
Karen Asrian, Armenian chess player (d. 2008)

#Karen_Asrian

John de Mol Jr.
John de Mol Jr., Dutch businessman, co-founded Endemol

#John_de_Mol_Jr.

Joe Henderson
Joe Henderson, African-American saxophonist and composer (d. 2001)

#Joe_Henderson

Richard Sterban
Richard Sterban, American country & gospel bass singer

#Richard_Sterban

Joe Keery
Joe Keery, American actor

#Joe_Keery

Hashim Thaçi
Hashim Thaçi, Kosovan soldier and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Kosovo

#Hashim_Thaçi

José Sarney
José Sarney, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 31st President of Brazil

#José_Sarney

Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua
Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (d. 1587)

#Guglielmo_Gonzaga,_Duke_of_Mantua

Gabby Logan
Gabby Logan, English gymnast and radio host

#Gabby_Logan

Damon Lindelof
Damon Lindelof, American screenwriter and producer

#Damon_Lindelof

Sandy Herd
Sandy Herd, Scottish golfer (d. 1944)

#Sandy_Herd

Inga Gentzel
Inga Gentzel, Swedish runner (d. 1991)

#Inga_Gentzel

Philippe Pétain
Philippe Pétain, French general and politician, 119th Prime Minister of France (d. 1951)

#Philippe_Pétain

Alessandro Costacurta
Alessandro Costacurta, Italian footballer, coach, and manager

#Alessandro_Costacurta

Richard Holbrooke
Richard Holbrooke, American journalist, banker, and diplomat, 22nd United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2010)

#Richard_Holbrooke

Marc-Adélard Tremblay
Marc-Adélard Tremblay, Canadian anthropologist and academic (d. 2014)

#Marc-Adélard_Tremblay

Erich Raeder
Erich Raeder, German admiral (d. 1960)

#Erich_Raeder

Morgan Ciprès
Morgan Ciprès, French figure skater

#Morgan_Ciprès

Taja Mohor?i?, Slovenian tennis player
El?na Babkina, Latvian basketball player
Simon Tischer, German volleyball player
Yuko Nakanishi, Japanese swimmer
Diego Quintana, Argentine footballer
Toomas Tohver, Estonian footballer
Rab Douglas, Scottish footballer
Damien Fleming, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
Eilidh Whiteford, Scottish academic and politician
Elias Atmatsidis, Greek footballer
Roxanna Panufnik, English composer
Pierre Brassard, Canadian comedian and actor
Jeff Jackson, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
Helga Arendt, German sprinter (d. 2013)
Paula Frazer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
Steve Roach, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
Paula Yates, British-Australian television host and author (d. 2000)
James A. Winnefeld, Jr., American admiral
Bill Osborne, New Zealand rugby player
Michael O'Keefe, American actor
Guy Nève, Belgian race car driver (d. 1992)
Margaret Moran, British politician and criminal
Ralph Winter, American film producer
Nigel Harrison, English bass player and songwriter
Eddie Hart, American sprinter
Eliana Gil, Ecuadorian-American psychiatrist, therapist, and author
Claude Dubois, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
Doug Christie, Canadian lawyer and activist (d. 2013)
Peter Cresswell, English judge
Gordon West, English footballer (d. 2012)
Bridget Riley, English painter and illustrator
Abdelhamid Kermali, Algerian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
Jerome Callet, American instrument designer, educator, and author
Dr. Rajkumar, Indian actor and singer (d. 2006)
Anahit Perikhanian, Russian-born Armenian Iranologist (d. 2012)
Josy Barthel, Luxembourgian runner and politician, Luxembourgian Minister for Energy (d. 1992)
Marilyn Erskine, American actress
Franco Leccese, Italian sprinter (d. 1992)
Ruth Kobart, American actress and singer (d. 2002)
Clement Freud, German-English radio host, academic, and politician (d. 2009)
Justin Wilson, American chef and author (d. 2001)
Ruth Osburn, American discus thrower (d. 1994)
Gabriel Figueroa, Mexican cinematographer (d. 1997)
Mimi Smith, English nurse (d. 1991)
Al Bates, American long jumper (d. 1999)
Elizabeth Goudge, English author and educator (d. 1984)
Benjamin Lee Whorf, American linguist, anthropologist, and engineer (d. 1941)
Con Walsh, Irish-Canadian hammer thrower and footballer (d. 1961)
Thomas Cronan, American triple jumper (d. 1962)
Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding, Scottish-English air marshal (d. 1970)
Josef Müller, Croatian entomologist (d. 1964)
Susanna Bokoyni, Hungarian-American circus performer (d. 1984)
William I of Orange, founding father of the Netherlands (d. 1584)