Birthdays of Personalities on January 24

1664 :John Vanbrugh, London, dramatist/architect (baptized)
1679 :Christian von Wolff, German philosopher
1705 :Farinelli, [Carlo Broschi], Andria Italy, castrato
1712 :Frederick II, (the Great), king of Prussia (1740-86)
1712 :Georg F Schmidt, German engraver/etcher
1732 :Pierre de Baumarchais, France, playwright (Barber of Seville)
1746 :Gustav III, king during Swedish Enlightenment (1771-92)
1750 :Wybo Fijnje, Dutch politician/patriot/journalist
1767 :Antony CW Staring, Dutch lawyer/poet (Jaromir)
1778 :Charles F, duke of Berry/son of French king Charles X
1798 :Karl von Staudt, German math professor (projective geometrician)
1800 :Edwin Chadwick, British social reformer
1814 :Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector
1814 :Abraham Czn van Stolk, resources/art collector
1820 :John Milton Thayer, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1828 :Adam Jacoby Slemmer, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
1828 :Ferdinand J Cohn, German botanist/publicist
1832 :John Pegram, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1865
1833 :Bernhard Erdmannsd?rffer, German, historian (Deutsche Geschichte)
1862 :Edith Wharton[-Jones], US, novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth)
1874 :Arthur Shomburg, famous African
1880 :Elisabeth Achelis, creator (World Calendar)
1888 :Ernst Heinrich Heinkel, German inventor (1st rocket-powered aircraft)
1891 :Max Ernst, German/French surrealist painter/sculptor
1891 :Walter Model, German fieldmarshal
1895 :Hans Fischb?ck, Austria, Finance minister (Nazi-occupied Holland)
1902 :Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist
1902 :Walter Keirnan, New Havens Ct, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret)
1903 :Robert Gwathmey, artist (Arts & Letters)
1906 :Norman Cook, museum curator
1907 :Alfonse Vranckx, Belgian lawyer/politician
1907 :Maurice Couve de Murville, France premier (1968-69)
1909 :Tiny Winters, musician
1913 :Mark Goodson, TV game-show proudcer (Goodson-Toddman)
1915 :Robert B Motherwell, US, painter (Elegies to the Spanish Republic)
1916 :John Corner, scientist
1918 :Oral Roberts, Televangelist; needs $8,000,000 (Oral Roberts College)
1920 :Don Saddler, Van Nuys Calif, dancer (Holiday Hotel)
1921 :Bernard J Dwyer, (Rep-D-NJ, 1981- )
1922 :Neil Franklin, soccer star
1924 :8th earl Spencer, English large landowner/father of Diane
1924 :Robert W Kastenmeier, (Rep-D-WI, 1959- )
1925 :Maria Tallchief, Fairfax Ok, ballerina
1927 :Paula Hawkins, (Sen-R-FL, 1981-86)
1928 :Desmond Morris, English zoologist (Human Ape, Body Language)
1930 :Bernard Matthews, English turkey farmer/multi-millionaire
1931 :Kees Z?lstra, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1933 :Ron Townson, rock vocalist (5th Dimension-Aquarius) [or Jan 29]
1933 :Zeke Carey, US R&B-singer (Flamingos-I Only Have Eyes For You)
1936 :Doug Kershaw, La, plays electric fiddle
1938 :Julius Arthur Hemphill, saxophonist
1939 :Ray Stevens, Clarksdale Ga, singer (Ahab the Arab, Streak)
1940 :Flip Buurmeijer, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1941 :Aaron Neville, US singer/keyboardist (Neville Brothers)
1946 :Hubert M "Jubi" Kirindongo, Cura?aos sculptor/painter
1946 :John Harrison, South Africa correspondent (BBC)
1947 :David Randall, priest
1947 :Giorgio Chinaglia, soccer star (Lazio of Italy, NY Cosmos)
1948 :Elliott Abrams, asst secretary of state/supplied arms to the Contras
1949 :Bart Gordon, (Rep-D-TN, 1985- )
1951 :Yakov Smirnoff, Russia, comedian (It's a wonderful country)
1952 :William F Readdy, Quonset Point RI, astronaut (STS 42, 51, 79)
1958 :Frank Ullrich, East Germany, world biathlon champion
1961 :Krasimir Mikhailov Stoyanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut
1964 :Rob Dibble, Bridgeport Ct, pitcher (Cin Reds)
1967 :Shannon Butler, South Lake Tahoe Calif, 10k runner
1968 :Mary Lou Retton, Fairmont WV, gymnist (Oly-gold/2 silver/2 bronze-84)
1968 :Ross Powell, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros)
1970 :Chris Bartolone, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
1971 :Cory Bailey, US baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1971 :John Reece, WLAF/NFL cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals, Dallas Cowboys)
1972 :Jay Walker, quarterback (Minnesota Vikings)
1972 :Joe Garten, WLAF center (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972 :Raphael Graetz, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972 :Shannon Garrett, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1973 :Chris Ferraro, Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Oly-94, NY Rangers)
1973 :Peter Ferraro, Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Oly-94, NY Rangers)
1973 :Richard Aimonetto, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
1974 :Kristy Sargeant, Edmonton Alberta, ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada)
1974 :Tim Biakabutuka, running back (Carolina Panthers)
1976 :Shae-Lyn Bourne, Chatham Ontario, ice dancer (1995 World Champs-4th)
1976 :Shae-Lynn Bourne, Ontario, pairs skater (Bourne & Kraatz)
1993 :Ashley Jade Stern, daughter of radio personality Howard Stern



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