Birthdays of Personalities on March 24

1188 :Ferrand of Portugal, earl of Flanders/son of Sancho I
1441 :Ernst I, elector of Saxon (1464-86)
1494 :Georgius Agricola, Germany, mineralogist (De Re Metallica)
1607 :Michiel A de Ruyter, Dutch rear admiral (St Vincent, Dune)
1630 :Jos‚ Saenz d'Aguirre, Spanish cardinal
1755 :Rufus King, framer of US constitution
1797 :Antonio Rosmini-Serbati, philosopher/founder (Institute of Charity)
1802 :Jacob van Lennep, attorney/Dutch MP
1809 :Joseph Liouville, France, discover of transcendental numbers
1814 :Galen Clark, US, naturalist/discovered Mariposa Grove
1821 :Elisa Felix, [Rachel], tragedienne
1821 :[George] Hector Tyndale, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1834 :John Wesley Powell, US, geologist/explorer/ethnologist
1834 :William Morris, England, designer/craftsman/poet/socialist
1835 :Josef Stefan, Austria, physicist (Stefan-Boltzmann law)
1837 :Philips, Count of Flanders Belgium
1855 :Andrew W Mellon, founder (Mellon Bank)/US Sec of Treasury
1866 :Jack McAuliffe, US lightweight boxing champ, hall of famer
1869 :mile Fabre, France, playwright, administrator of Com‚die Fran‡aise
1871 :Ernest Rutherford, nuclear scientist
1874 :Harry Houdini, [Erich Weiss], Budapest, magician/escape artist
1874 :Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president of Italy (1948-55)
1883 :James I Wedgwood, British theosophist/old-catholic bishop
1884 :Peter Debye, Holland, physical chemist (Nobel 1936)
1891 :Annie "Charley" Toorop, Dutch painter (3 Generations)
1895 :Arthur Murray, dancer (Arthur Murray's Dance Party)
1897 :Charles Eyck, Dutch painter/sculptor
1897 :Wilhelm Reich, Austrian-US psycho analysist (character analysis)
1898 :Dorothy Stratton, organizer (SPARS-women's branch of US Coast Guard)
1898 :George Alpert, railroad executive
1900 :June [Algeria Junius] Clark, musician trumpet
1902 :Thomas E Dewey, Oh, 1st Catholic Pres candidate 1944, 1948 (R)
1903 :Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939)
1906 :John Cameron Swayze, news correspondent/spokesman (Timex) [OS]
1907 :Janet Harmon Bragg, US pilot/columnist (Chicago Defender)
1907 :Lauris Norstad, US gen (NATO commander)/CEO (Owens-Corning Fiberglass)
1907 :Lucia Chase, US ballerina/co-founder (American Ballet Theater)
1909 :Clyde Barrow, bank robber (of Bonnie & Clyde fame)
1911 :Enrique Jord , San Sebastian Spain, conductor (SF Symphony Orch 1970)
1911 :Herman W "Fritz" Liebert, US OSSer/librarian (Yale curator)
1911 :Jane Beverly Drew, architect
1911 :Joseph Barbera, animator (Hanna-Barbera)
1918 :Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter
1919 :John J Duncan Jr, (Rep-R-TN, 1965- )
1919 :Lawrence Ferlinghetti, author (Coney Island of the Mind)
1921 :Wilson Harris, Guayanese author
1922 :Dorothy Irene Height, president (national council of negro women)
1923 :Edna Jo Hunter, expert on military families & prisoners of war
1924 :Lorraine Gourley, LA CA
1926 :Dario Fo, Leggiuno Sangiano VA, playwright (Nobel-1997)
1928 :Byron "Yanks" Janis, McKeesport Pa, pianist (NBC Symphony Orch)
1932 :Yuri Anatoyevich Ponomaryov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 18 backup)
1937 :Benjamin Luxon, Redruth England, baritone (Owen Wingrave)
1937 :Bill Tillman, basebal player
1937 :Erskine Sandiford, premier (Barbados, 1987-94)
1940 :Bob Mackie, Monterey Parks Calif, designer (Streisand, Cher)
1943 :H Martin Lancaster, (Rep-D-NC)
1946 :Lee Oskar, Denmark, rock harmonicist (War-Why Can't We Be Friends)
1946 :Paul Williams, climber
1947 :Alan Sugar, English multi-millionaire/computer manufacturer (Amstrad)
1947 :Mike Kellie, rock drummer (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
1947 :Pieter W Coetzer, South African journalist/MP (NP)
1949 :Steve Lang, Montreal Canada, rock bassist (April Wine)
1951 :Kenneth S Reightler Jr, Patuxent R Md, Cmdr USN/astro (STS 48, 60)
1954 :Irina Ratushinskaya, Odessa Ukraine, disident poet (Beyond the Limit)
1957 :Scott J Horowitz, Phila Pa, PhD/Capt USAF/astronaut (STS 75, 82)
1962 :Star Jones, attorney/TV hostess (NBC, Inside Edition)
1967 :Richard Gillam, Atlanta Ga, pairs skater (& Erin Moorad)
1970 :Mike Vanderjagt, CFL kicker (Toronto Argonauts)
1974 :Terry Killens, linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
1975 :Julia Bikbova, Kiev Ukraine, dance skater (& John Lee)



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