Birthdays of Personalities on February 24

1304 :Muhammad ibn Battutah, Arab travel writer (Travels in Asia & Africa)
1463 :Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italy, scholar/platonist
1500 :Carlos V, King of Spain (1516-56)/Holy Roman Emperor
1501 :Sixt(us) Birck [Xystus Betulius], German writer (Suzanna)
1536 :Clement VIII, [Ippolito Aldofireini], Fano Italy, Pope (1592-1605)
1547 :Jan of Austria, Spanish military man/land guardian of the Netherland
1557 :Matthias, Vienna, Holy Roman emperor (1612-19)
1595 :Matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet
1619 :Charles Le Brun, Paris, painter, designer (Chancellor S?guier)
1684 :Catherine I, Empress of Russia 1725-27, Dorpat, Estonia
1697 :Bernard S Albinus, [Weiss], German surgeon/anatomist
1750 :Mikl?s R?vai, Hungarian linguistic/poet
1786 :Wilhelm Karl Grimm, Hanau Germany, story teller (Grimm's Fairy Tales)
1809 :Albert Sch?ffle, German sociologist (Abriss der Soziologie)
1809 :Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel, governor/viceroy (Elzas-Lutherian)
1811 :Daniel A Payne, Bishop/reformer/educator of AME Church
1811 :Edward Dickinson Baker, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1861
1824 :John Crawford Vaughn, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1875
1827 :Charles Davis Jameson, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1831 :Georg Leo earl von Caprivi, German chancellor/premier of Prussia
1833 :Eduard earl von Taaffe, Austrian premier (1868..93)
1836 :Winslow Homer, US, painter (Gulfstream)
1838 :Thomas Benton Smith, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1923
1843 :[Joaquim] The?filo F Braga, Portuguese poet/author/politician
1848 :C Grant B Allen, Canadian writer (Woman Who Did)
1852 :George A Moore, Ireland, painter/novelist (Esther Waters)
1854 :Franz Courtens, Flemish painter (Golden Rain)
1858 :Arnold Dolmetsch, Le Mans, musician
1860 :Daniel Berkeley Updike, printer/publisher/writer (Printing Types)
1866 :Arthur Pearson, Wookey Somerset England, newspaper proprietor
1872 :John Jarvis, England, swimmer (won 108 titles)
1874 :Honus Wagner, HOF shortstop (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1900-17)
1876 :Victor Moore, Hammonton NJ, comedian (Ziegfeld Follies, 7 Year Itch)
1879 :Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Sun)
1885 :Chester Nimitz, US admiral (commanded Pacific fleet in WW II)
1885 :Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israeli Knesset (1949-59)
1885 :Juliusz Kaden-Bandrowski, Polish novelist/satirist (Black Wings)
1887 :Mary Ellen Chase, US linguistic/author (White Gate)
1898 :Kurt Tank, German WW II aircraft designer
1899 :Jacob Presser, Dutch historian/writer (Down-fall)
1905 :E Boyland, biochemist
1906 :Alexis Curvers, Belgian author (Tempo di Roma, Bourg-le-Rond)
1909 :August William Derleth, Sauk City Wisc, writer (Judge Peck Mysteries)
1909 :Jean Yves Morvan Marin, broadcaster
1909 :Max Black, Dutch/British/US philosopher (analytical philosophy)
1909 :Michael Francis Morris Lindsay, orientalist
1910 :Lord Hazlerigg
1913 :Richard Murphey Goodwin, economist
1914 :David Langdon, cartoonist/illustrator
1915 :Charles Henry "Harry" Urwin, trade unionist
1917 :William Fairbank, Minneapolis, physicist (superconductivity)
1919 :Alan Hugh Iliffe, psychologist
1919 :Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
1920 :Frank Rogers, CEO (NPA Telegraph)
1921 :Ludvig Aschkenazy, writer
1922 :Richard Hamilton, painter
1924 :William Pillar, British admiral
1926 :Reginald Freeson, British MP
1927 :David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician
1928 :Michael Harrington, St Louis, socialist/author (Fragments of Century)
1928 :Paul B Elvstr?m, Denmark, yachter (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56, 60)
1929 :David Houston, Major-General/Lord Lieutenant of Sutherland
1931 :Inge Bernstein, British judge
1931 :Lev Vasilyevich Vorobyov, Russia, cosmonaut
1931 :Maezumi Hakuyu Taizan Koun, teacher Rinzai/Soto lines of Zen Buddhism
1931 :Marta Marzotto, Italy, countess
1932 :Andrew Jacobs Jr, (Rep-D-IN, 1965-73, 75- )
1932 :Everard Goodman, English real estate developer (TOPS Estates)
1934 :Bettino Craxi, Italy's 1st socialist premier (1983-87)
1934 :Flemming Nielsen, Denmark, soccer player (Olympic-silver-1960)
1934 :Frank Chapot, US, equestrian (Olympic-silver-1960, 1972)
1934 :Renata Scotto, Savona Italy, soprano (Violetta-La Traviata)
1937 :Jerry Wiggin, British MP
1938 :Kathleen Richardson, president (Methodist Conference)
1939 :George Bain, principal (London Business School)
1940 :Denis Law, British(?) soccer player
1940 :Jimmy Ellis, WBA heavyweight boxing champ (1968-70)
1940 :Theo Bosch, Dutch humanist/architect (Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam)
1942 :David K Williamson, Australian screenplay/playwright (Removalists)
1942 :Joe Lieberman, (Sen-D Connecticut)
1942 :Paul Jones, England, rocker (Manfried Mann-Mighty Quinn)
1942 :Stuart Henry, British disc jockey
1944 :Nicky Hopkins, rock pianist (Stones-Ruby Tuesday, Quicksilver)
1945 :Alain Prost, formula-1 racer (1985, 86 champ)
1946 :Anthony Mayer, chief executive (Housing Corporation)
1947 :Lonnie Turner, bassist/vocalist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
1947 :Rubert Holmes, Tenafly NJ, vocalist (Pi?a Colada song)
1948 :Lord Melchett
1948 :Lorri Menconi, playmate (Feb, 1969)
1950 :G J M Gazdar, computational linguist
1952 :Simon Weinstock, businessman/racehorse owner
1952 :Tom Burleson, USA, basketball (Oly-silv-1972) tallest Olympian-7'4"
1954 :Marquess of Normanby
1955 :Bob Abrams, Ohio, rocker (Buckinghams)
1955 :Steven Jobs, co-founder (Apple Computer)
1956 :Eddie Murray, LA Calif, 1st baseman (Orioles, Dodgers, Cleve Indians)
1956 :Paula Zahn, Napperville Ill, news anchor (ABC, CBS This Morning)
1957 :Lan Burden, rocker
1958 :Sammy Kershaw, Kaplan LA, country vocalist (Cadillac Style)
1961 :Ruud Really, soccer player (Feyenoord)
1962 :Teri Weigel, Ft Lauderdale, playmate (Apr, 1986)/XXX (Wicked Star)
1963 :Matias Carrillo, Mexican/US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
1966 :Rene Arocha, Cubans/US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1968 :John Velddman, soccer player (Sparta)
1968 :Kendall Cross, Hardin MT, 125? lbs freestyle wrestler (Oly-g-92, 96)
1970 :Jeff Garcia, CFL quarterback (Calgary Stampeders)
1970 :Wilson Alvarez, Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Chic White Sox)
1971 :Brian Savage, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
1972 :Larry Amar, Camarillo Calif, field hockey midfielder/captain (Oly-96)
1972 :Manon Rheaume, Lac Beauport Quebec, 1st female NHLer (Tampa Bay)
1972 :Patricia Regan Leines, Medford Or, Miss America (Oregon-3rd-1997)
1973 :Alexei Kovalev, Moscow Rus, NHL right wing (NY Rangers)
1973 :Harold Morrow, full back (Minnesota Vikings)
1973 :James Michael Kennedy, Boston, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys)
1973 :Kavis Reed, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
1974 :Simeon Rice, defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
1977 :Alexis Jose Grullon, NYC, vocalist (Menudo-Cannonball)
1978 :Louise Woodward, ELton England, nanny who killed Matthew Eappen



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