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Notable Birthdays on September 24th

1896F Scott Fitzgerald, St Paul Minn, author (Great Gatsby), (d. 1940)

1898Howard Florey, Adelaide Aust, pathologist/phamacologist; purified penicillin (Nobel '45), (d. 1968)

1948Phil Hartman, Brantford Ontario, actor (SNL, Peewee's Playhouse)

1936Jim Henson, Greenville Miss, muppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), (d. 1990)

September 24th Birthdays
Date Event
15
Vitellius, Roman Emperor (d. 69) 
1301
Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (d. 1372) 
1501
Girolamo Cardano, Italy, mathematician/astrologer (Ars Magna-1545) 
1513
Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Sweden (d. 1535) 
1534
Guru Ram Das, fourth Sikh Guru (d. 1581) 
1564
William Adams, British navigator (d. 1620) 
1583
Albrecht Eusebius Wenzel von Wallenstein, German general 
1625
Johan de Witt, statesman/advisor of Holland 
1667
Jean-Louis Lully, Paris France, composer 
1705
Leopold Josef Graf Daun, Austrian field marshal (d. 1766) 
1717
Horace Walpole, England, British horror writer (Castle of Otranto) 
1725
Sir Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer (d. 1803) 
1739
Grigorij A Potemkin, Monarch of Tauris/friend of Catherine II 
1748
Philipp Meissner, composer 
1755
John Marshall, Germantown Virginia, 4th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1801-35) 
1762
William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets) 
1773
Johann Philipp Christian Schulz, composer 
1801
Mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky, Ukrainian scientist (d. 1862) 
1802
Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (d. 1868) 
1806
George Alexander Osborne, composer 
1817
Ramon de Campoamor Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Doloras) 
1821
Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda) 
1824
Truman Seymour, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1891 
1825
Frances E W Harper, famous African 
1827
Henry Warner Slocum, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894 
1829
James St Clair Morton, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1864 
1829
Charles S. West, Texas jurist and politician (d. 1885) 
1833
Henry Alanson Barnum, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
1848
Pieter Louis Tak, literary (The Chronicle) 
1858
Eugene Foss, 45th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1939) 
1859
Julius Klengel, cellist/composer 
1860
Samuel Rutherford Crockett, novelist 
1870
Georges Claude, inventor (neon light) 
1871
Lottie Dod, English athlete (d. 1960) 
1878
C. F. Ramuz, Swiss writer (d. 1947) 
1884
Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (d. 1963) 
1884
Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer (d. 1953) 
1885
Herman Bouber, Dutch actor/playwright (Sailor's Wives) 
1886
James Burke, NYC, actor (Mystery Theater, Great Guy) 
1890
Alan Herbert, England, journalist/writer (Punch, Helen) 
1890
Mike González, baseball player (d. 1977) 
1892
Sam[uel] de Vries, actor (Wandering Jew) 
1892
Adélard Godbout, premier of Québec (d. 1956) 
1893
Blind Lemon Jefferson, Coutchman, Texas, blues singer and guitarist, (d. 1929) 
1893
Julia Faye, Richmond VA, actress (10 Commandments, Samson & Delilah) 
1894
Tommy Armour, Anglo-American golfer (d. 1968) 
1895
Andre Cournand, physician 
1896
F Scott Fitzgerald, St Paul Minn, author (Great Gatsby), (d. 1940) 
1898
Charlotte D baroness of Pallandt, Dutch sculptress 
1898
Howard Florey, Adelaide Aust, pathologist/phamacologist; purified penicillin (Nobel '45), (d. 1968) 
1899
Eduardo Hernandez Moncada, composer 
1899
Sir William Dobell, Australian portrait artist (d. 1970) 
1900
Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1955) 
1902
Cheryl Crawford, producer (Touch of Venus, Brigadoon) 
1902
Ayatollah Khomeini [Ruhollah Khomeini], Supreme leader of Iran (1979-89), religious figure, and political leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution (d. 1989) 
1904
Cemal Resit Rey, composer 
1904
Owen Saunders, mechanical engineer 
1905
Severo Ochoa, Nobel Laureate (d. 1993) 
1906
Victor Wong, LA Cal, actor (Mission to Moscow, Son of Kong, King Kong) 
1907
Pierre Moulaert, composer 
1909
Gerard Ciołek, Polish architect (d. 1966) 
1910
Cao Yu, dramatist 
1910
Frank Pelleg, composer 
1910
Jean Servais, Angers Belgium, actor (Every Man is My Enemy) 
1910
Leonarda da Vinci MacLaren, founder (LSE) 
1911
Konstantin Chernenko, USSR leader 
1912
Don Porter, Miami Oklahoma, actor (Russ Lawrence-Gidget, Ann Sothern Show) 
1912
Ian Serraillier, children author 
1914
Andrzej Panufnik, Warsaw Poland, composer (Tragic Overture) 
1914
Hein J M Jordans, Dutch conductor 
1914
Herb Jeffries, Detroit Mich, actor (Where's Huddles) 
1914
Sir John Kerr, 18th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1991) 
1915
Larry Gates, St Paul Minn, actor (Guiding Light, Body Snatchers) 
1915
Margarita J Aliger, Russian poetess (Zoja) [OS] 
1915
Seymour Egerton, CEO (Coutis Bank) 
1916
John Lapsley, British air marshal 
1917
Colin Cowe, senior bursar (Magdalen College Oxford) 
1917
William Putnam Bundy, London, editor (Lvaggerier & Vagaries) 
1918
Audra Lindley, Los Angeles California, actress (Helen Roper-3's Company, Ropers) 
1918
Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London) 
1919
Dayton Allen, NYC, comedian (Steve Allen Show) 
1919
Vaclav Nelhybel, Polanka Czechoslovakia, composer (Everyman) 
1921
Jim McKay, Phila Pa, sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports) 
1921
Leonard Overton, British glider pilot (Arnhem 1944) 
1921
Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, London England, British composer 
1922
Cornell MacNeil, US, singer/actor (La Traviata) 
1922
David Lane, CEO (Commission for Racial Equality) 
1922
Theresa Merritt, Newport News Va, actress (Mama-That's My Mama) 
1923
Ladislav Fuks, writer 
1923
Mervyn Brown, diplomat 
1923
Fats Navarro, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1950) 
1924
Jean-Pierre Warner, British high court judge 
1924
Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show), (d. 2014) 
1924
Simpson Guillen, cricketer (wicket-keeper for West Indies & NZ) 
1924
Walter Fufido, Bronx NY, Iwo Jima casualty (WW II) 
1924
Nina Bocharova, Soviet gymnast 
1924
Theresa Merritt, American actress (d. 1998) 
1925
Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist (d. 2004) 
1927
Richard Swift, composer 
1929
George McNicol, principal (Aberdeen University) 
1929
Edward M. Lawson, Canadian politician 
1930
John Watts Young, SF California, astronaut (Gem 3 10, Apol 10 16, STS 1 9) 
1930
Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (d. 1998) 
1930
Angelo Muscat, Maltese actor (d. 1977) 
1931
Anthony Newley, England, actor (Dr Doolitte, Garbage Pail Kids)/composer 
1931
Brian Glanville, author/journalist 
1931
Cardiss Collins, (Rep-D-Illinois, 1973-97), (d. 2013) 
1932
Svetlana Beriozova, ballerina 
1932
Dominique Michel, French Canadian comedian 
1933
Catherine Pestell, principal (Somerville College Oxford) 
1934
Bernard Nevill, textile designer 
1934
John Brunner, [Kilian Houston], UK, sci-fi author (100th Millennium) 
1934
Manfred Worner, German general/sect-gen (NATO, 1988-94) 
1934
Robert Lang, actor (Night Watch)/director 
1934
Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer 
1935
Barbara Brilliant, TV host/producer 
1935
Lawrence Urquhart, CEO (Burmah Castrol) 
1935
Sean McCann, Canadian actor 
1936
Jim Henson, Greenville Miss, muppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), (d. 1990) 
1937
Alan Grose, British vice-admiral 
1940
Barbara Allbut, Orange NJ, rock vocalist (Angels) 
1940
Yves Navarre, French writer (d. 1994) 
1941
John Mackey, NFL tight end (Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers) 
1941
Linda Eastman McCartney, NYC, photographer and musician (Wings-Ram) and wife of Paul McCartney 
1942
Gerry Marsden, rock vocalist (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry crossed Mersey) 
1942
Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut Meister, Orange NJ, rocker (Angels) 
1943
Lee Aaker, Los Angeles California, actor (Rusty-Rin Tin Tin) 
1944
Diana Körner, German actress 
1945
Catherine Burns, NYC, actress (Last Summer, One Life to Live, Catcher) 
1945
David A[llen] Drake, US, sci-fi author (Cross the Stars, Rolling Hot) 
1945
Lou Dobbs, American journalist 
1946
"Mean" Joe Greene, NFL tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), Coke spokesman 
1946
Carson Van Osten, rocker 
1946
Jacqueline Courtney, NJ, actress (Another World, One Life to Live) 
1946
Jerry Donahue, rocker (Fairport Convention) 
1946
Marc Edward Neikrug, composer 
1946
Pat Pocock, cricketer (intermittent England off-spinner 1968-85) 
1946
Richard Spring, British MP 
1946
Robert Jackson, MP/minister of British Civil Service 
1947
Erik Hivju, Norwegian actor 
1948
Bernadette Hingley, British priest 
1948
Gordon Clapp, North Conway NH, actor (Greg Medavoy-NYPD Blue) 
1948
Phil Hartman, Brantford Ontario, actor (SNL, Peewee's Playhouse) 
1948
Heinz Chur, German composer 
1950
Mohinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala Indian batsman of 70's/80's) 
1950
Kristina Wayborn, Swedish actress 
1951
Terry Metcalf, Seattle, NFL, CFL running back (St Louis, Toronto) 
1951
Douglas Kmiec, American legal scholar 
1952
Joseph P Kennedy II, (Rep-D-Massachusetts) 
1952
Mark Sandman, American musician (Morphine), (d. 1999) 
1954
Stephen Jones, art historian 
1955
Riccardo Illy, Italian politician 
1956
Ilona Briesenick-Slupianek, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic-gold-1980) 
1958
Kevin Sorbo, actor (Hercules Legendary Journeys, Kull The Conquerer) 
1959
Steve Whitmire, American voice actor 
1961
Dillard Pruitt, Greenville SC, PGA golfer (1991 Chattanooga Classic) 
1961
Allen Bestwick, Nascar broadcaster 
1961
John Logan, American screenwriter 
1962
Arden Knoll, Saskatoon Sask, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Klondike-2nd) 
1962
Jack Dee, British comedian 
1962
Mike Phelan, English former footballer 
1962
Nia Vardalos, Canadian actress 
1964
Gene Watkins, Waco Texas, American actor (James Walsh-As the World Turns) 
1964
Rafael Palmeiro, Havana Cuba, 1st baseman (Baltimore Orioles) 
1965
Sean McNabb, American bassist (Quiet Riot, Great White, Rough Cutt, House of Lords) 
1966
Atul Bedade, cricketer (Indian ODI batsman 1994- ) 
1966
Bernard Gilkey, St Louis MO, outfielder (NY Mets) 
1966
Kevin Koslofski, Decatur Ill, outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers) 
1966
Paul Michael Valley, actor (Ryan Harrison-Another World) 
1966
Michael J. Varhola, American author 
1967
Chris Swan, rower (Olympics-1996) 
1967
Frank Cornish, NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles) 
1967
Roland Jansen, soccer player (Willem II) 
1969
Andrew Greene, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins, Saskatchewan Roughriders) 
1969
Gene Hunt, R&B musician (Acid Man) 
1969
John Morton, WLAF WR (Frankfurt Galaxy) 
1969
Lisa Matthews, Peoria Ill, playmate (Apr, 1990) 
1969
Megan Ward, Los Angeles California, actress (Kimberly Sayers-Dark Skies) 
1969
Shawn "Clown" Crahan, American musician (Slipknot) 
1969
Donald DeGrate, Jr., American music producer 
1969
Goya Toledo, Spanish actress and model 
1970
Jeanette Kollasch, Evanston Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Pismo-17th-1995) 
1970
Kristin Talbot, Schuylerville NY, speed skater (Olympics-1994) 
1970
Mario Cristobal, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals) 
1970
Paul Spoljaric, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays) 
1970
Winfred Tubbs, NFL linebacker (NO Saints) 
1971
Shane Conrad, actress (Cody-High Mountain Rangers) 
1971
Peter Salisbury, English drummer (The Verve) 
1972
Jeff Hill, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals) 
1973
Rodrick Rhodes, NBA forward (Houston Rockets) 
1973
Eddie George, American football player 
1974
Kiwane Garris, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets) 
1974
Matt McKeon, Florissant MO, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96) 
1975
Kyle Turley, former National Football League offensive lineman 
1976
Carlos Almeida, Angolan basketball player 
1976
Stephanie McMahon-Levesque, American professional wrestler 
1977
Frank Fahrenhorst, German footballer 
1978
Tarek Saab, American TV show contestant 
1978
Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer 
1979
Fábio Aurélio, Brazilian footballer 
1979
Ross Mathews, American television personality and comedian 
1979
Justin Bruening, American actor 
1980
Petri Pasanen, Finnish footballer 
1980
John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer 
1980
Daniele Bennati, Italian professional road racing cyclist 
1980
Dean Canto, Australian racing driver 
1981
Drew Gooden, National Basketball Association player 
1981
Ryan Briscoe, Australian racing driver 
1982
Morgan Hamm, American gymnast 
1982
Paul Hamm, American gymnast 
1982
Jeff Karstens, American baseball player 
1983
Randy Foye, American basketball player 
1984
Szilvia Molnar, Swedish writer 
1986
Leah Dizon, model, singer and Japanese television 
1987
Spencer Treat Clark, American actor 
1987
Matthew Connolly, English footballer 
1988
Karl Alzner, Canadian hockey player 
1988
Kyle Sullivan, American actor 
1988
Lisa Wang, American gymnast 
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