Date History - On this day in history

Famous birthdays for this day in history

Born on this day - November 24th

1978 - Katherine Heigl, American actress

1976 - Lu Chen, Chinese figure skater

1971 - Keith Primeau, Canadian hockey player

1968 - Bülent Korkmaz, Turkish footballer

1966 - Russell Watson, British singer

1964 - Robert Trujillo, American bassist (Metallica)

1964 - Brad Sherwood, American comedian

1962 - John Squire, British guitarist (The Stone Roses)

1960 - Amanda Wyss, American actress

1957 - Edward Stourton, British radio presenter

1957 - Denise Crosby, American actress

1955 - Takashi Yuasa, Japanese lawyer

1955 - Ian Botham, England test cricketer

1955 - Elvis Ramone, American drummer (The Ramones)

1951 - Chet Edwards, American politician

1948 - Steve Yeager, baseball player

1947 - Dwight Schultz, American actor

1946 - Ted Bundy, American serial killer (d. 1989)

1943 - Dave Bing, American basketball player

1942 - Billy Connolly, British comedian

1941 - Pete Best, British musician, Ringo Starr's predecessor in The Beatles

1941 - Donald "Duck" Dunn, American musician, Booker T. and the M.G.'s

1940 - Paul Tagliabue, commissioner of the National Football League (1989-present)

1938 - Oscar Robertson, American basketball player

1934 - Alfred Schnittke, German composer (d. 1998)

1930 - Bob Friend, baseball player

1927 - Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (d. 1999)

1927 - Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian writer (d. 2003)

1926 - Tsung-Dao Lee, Chinese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1925 - William F. Buckley Jr., American writer and political commentator

1925 - Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1924 - Victor Grinich, Croatian-American businessman (d. 2000)

1921 - John Lindsay, American politician (d. 2000)

1917 - Howard Duff, American actor

1916 - Forrest J. Ackerman, American writer and publisher

1913 - Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish-born actress (d. 2005)

1912 - Teddy Wilson, American jazz pianist (d. 1986)

1912 - Garson Kanin, American writer (d. 1999)

1905 - Irwin Allen, American film producer and director (d. 1991)

1895 - Ludvik Svoboda, President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1979)

1894 - Herbert Sutcliffe, England test cricketer (d. 1978)

1888 - Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist (d. 1972)

1888 - Dale Carnegie, American writer (d. 1955)

1884 - Itzhak Ben-Zvi, President of Israel (d. 1963)

1881 - Al Christie, Canadian-born film director and producer (d. 1951)

1877 - Alben W. Barkley, Vice President of the United States (d. 1956)

1876 - Walter Burley Griffin, American architect (d. 1937)

1874 - Charles Miller, 'Father of Brazilian football' (d. 1953)

1868 - Scott Joplin, American musician (d. 1917)

1864 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter (d. 1901)

1859 - Cass Gilbert, American architect (d. 1934)

1853 - Bat Masterson, American gunfighter and policeman (d. 1921)

1849 - Frances Hodgson Burnett, British-born author (d. 1924)

1826 - Carlo Collodi, Italian author (d. 1890)

1811 - Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1890)

1806 - William Webb Ellis, often credited with the invention of Rugby (d. 1872)

1801 - Ludwig Bechstein, German narrator and poet (d. 1860)

1787 - Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1863)

1784 - Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States (d. 1850)

1729 - Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (d. 1800)

1713 - Laurence Sterne, Irish novelist (d. 1768)

1713 - Junipero Serra, Spanish missionary (d. 1784)

1690 - Charles Theodore Pachelbel, German composer (d. 1750)

1655 - King Charles XI of Sweden (d. 1697)

1632 - Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher (d. 1677)

1630 - Etienne Baluze, French scholar (d. 1718)

1615 - Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (d. 1690)

1583 - Juan Martinez de Jauregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (d. 1641)

1420 - John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (d. 1473)

1394 - Charles, Duke of Orleans, French poet (d. 1465)

1273 - Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (d. 1284)



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