What famous people born on 24th December?

  • 3 BC - Galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)
  • 1166 - King John of England (d. 1216)
  • 1389 - John VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)
  • 1475 - Thomas Murner, German writer (d. c. 1537)
  • 1508 - Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567)
  • 1588 - Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631)
  • 1609 - Philip Warwick, English writer and politician (d. 1683)
  • 1635 - Mariana of Austria, second wife of king Philip IV of Spain (d. 1696)
  • 1698 - William Warburton, English Bishop of Gloucester (d. 1779)
  • 1724 - Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician and naturalist (d. 1811)
  • 1745 - Benjamin Rush, doctor and Founding Father of the United States (d. 1813)
  • 1754 - George Crabbe, British poet and naturalist (d. 1832)
  • 1761 - Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (d. 1831)
  • 1784 - Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1803)
  • 1798 - Adam Mickiewicz, Polish poet (d. 1855)
  • 1809 - Kit Carson, American frontiersman (d. 1868)
  • 1810 - Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter (d. 1873)
  • 1812 - Karl Eduard Zachariae, German jurist (d. 1894)
  • 1818 - James Prescott Joule, British physicist (d. 1889)
  • 1822 - Matthew Arnold, British poet (d. 1888)
  • 1837 - Elisabeth of Bavaria a.k.a Sissi, Empress of Austria (d. 1898)
  • 1843 - Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (d. 1886)
  • 1845 - King George I of Greece (d. 1913)
  • 1867 - Kantaro Suzuki, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1948)
  • 1868 - Emanuel Lasker, German chess player (d. 1941)
  • 1879 - Queen Alexandrine of Denmark, Queen Consort to Christian X (d. 1952)
  • 1879 - Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (d. 1941)
  • 1880 - Johnny Gruelle, American cartoonist, children's book writer and creator of Raggedy Ann (d. 1939)
  • 1881 - Juan Ramón Jiménez, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
  • 1881 - Alberta Davis, American supercentenerian
  • 1886 - Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (d. 1962)
  • 1887 - Louis Jouvet, French actor and producer (d. 1951)
  • 1893 - Harry Warren, American composer and lyricist (Chattanooga Choo Choo - I Only Have Eyes for You) (d. 1981)
  • 1893 - Ruth Chatterton, American actress (d. 1961)
  • 1894 - Georges Guynemer, French aviator (d. 1917)
  • 1895 - E. Roland Harriman, American financier (d. 1978)
  • 1896 - Jens Oliver Lisberg, Faroese law student, designer of the Flag of the Faroe Islands (d. 1920)
  • 1898 - Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1967)
  • 1898 - Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (d. 1959)
  • 1900 - Joey Smallwood, Canadian politician, Premier of Newfoundland (d. 1991)
  • 1904 - Joseph Moses Juran, American industrial engineer and philanthropist. (d. 2008)
  • 1905 - Howard Hughes, American film producer and inventor (d. 1976)
  • 1906 - Franz Waxman, German film composer (d. 1967)
  • 1907 - I. F. Stone, American journalist (d. 1989)
  • 1910 - Fritz Leiber, American writer (d. 1992)
  • 1910 - Max Miedinger, typeface designer, famous for creating Helvetica in 1957. (d. 1980)
  • 1914 - Ralph Marterie, American trumpet player and big band leader (d. 1978)
  • 1914 - Herbert Reinecker, German writer (d. 2007)
  • 1917 - Kim Jong-suk, Wife of Kim Il-sung, mother of Kim Jung-Il, "The Heroine of the Anti-Japanese Revolution" (d. 1949)
  • 1920 - Evgeniya Rudneva, Russian World War II heroine (d. 1944)
  • 1922 - Ava Gardner, American actress (d. 1990)
  • 1923 - George Patton IV, American general (d. 2004)
  • 1923 - Michael DiBiase, American wrestler (d. 1969)
  • 1924 - Lee Dorsey, American singer (d. 1986)
  • 1924 - Grigory Kriss, Russian Olympic champion fencer
  • 1925 - Mohd. Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer (d. 1980)
  • 1926 - Paul Buissonneau, French-born Quebec theatre director
  • 1927 - Mary Higgins Clark, American author
  • 1931 - Mauricio Kagel, Argentine composer (d. 2008)
  • 1931 - Ray Bryant, American jazz pianist and composer
  • 1932 - On Kawara, Japanese conceptual artist
  • 1934 - Stjepan Mesić, president of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement and president of Croatia.
  • 1937 - Félix Miéli Venerando, Brazilian football player
  • 1938 - Bobby Henrich, American baseball player
  • 1938 - Valentim Loureiro, Portuguese politician, and former football chairman of Boavista F.C. and Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional
  • 1941 - John Levene, British actor
  • 1943 - Tarja Halonen, President of Finland
  • 1944 - Daniel Johnson, Jr., Quebec politician, Premier of Quebec
  • 1944 - Mike Curb, American musician, record company executive and politician
  • 1944 - Oswald Gracias, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bombay
  • 1944 - Barry Chuckle, British comedian
  • 1945 - Lemmy, British singer, bassist (Motörhead)
  • 1945 - Nicholas Meyer, American author
  • 1945 - Steve Smith, Canadian Comedian, The New Red Green Show, Duct Tape Forever
  • 1946 - Brenda Howard, American bisexual activist (d. 2005)
  • 1946 - Jeff Sessions, American politician
  • 1947 - Kevin Sheedy, coach of Australian Football League club Essendon FC
  • 1948 - Frank Oliver, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1949 - Randy Neugebauer, American politician
  • 1949 - Warwick Brown, Australian racing driver
  • 1950 - Dana Gioia, American poet
  • 1951 - John D'Acquisto, baseball player
  • 1952 - Christopher Buckley, American author and political commentator
  • 1953 - François Loos, French politician
  • 1954 - José María Figueres, Costa Rican politician
  • 1955 - Grand L. Bush, American actor
  • 1955 - Clarence Gilyard, American actor
  • 1957 - Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan
  • 1957 - Diane Tell, Quebec singer
  • 1958 - Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer (d. 2008)
  • 1959 - Keith Deller, British darts player
  • 1959 - Anil Kapoor, Indian actor
  • 1960 - Glenn McQueen, American animator (d. 2002)
  • 1960 - Carol Vorderman, British television presenter
  • 1961 - Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan
  • 1961 - Jay Wright, American basketball coach
  • 1963 - Jay Bilas, American basketball analyst
  • 1963 - Mary Ramsey, American singer (10,000 Maniacs)
  • 1963 - Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress
  • 1964 - Mark Valley, American actor
  • 1965 - Millard Powers, American musician and songwriter
  • 1966 - Diedrich Bader, American actor
  • 1967 - Mikhail Shchennikov, Russian race walker
  • 1968 - Choi Jin-sil, South Korean actress and model (d. 2008)
  • 1968 - Doyle Bramhall II, American guitarist
  • 1968 - Marleen Renders, Belgian athlete
  • 1969 - Brad Anderson, American professional wrestler
  • 1969 - Mark Millar, Scottish comic book writer
  • 1970 - Amaury Nolasco, American actor
  • 1970 - Will Oldham, American singer and songwriter
  • 1971 - Giorgos Alkaios, Greek singer
  • 1971 - Christopher Daniels, American professional wrestler
  • 1971 - Ricky Martin, Puerto Rican singer
  • 1971 - Oro, Mexican professional wrestler (d. 1993)
  • 1972 - Klaus Schnellenkamp, German-Chilean Author
  • 1972 - Alvaro Mesen, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1973 - Eddie Pope, American soccer player
  • 1973 - Stephenie Meyer, American author (Twilight)
  • 1974 - Marcelo Salas, Chilean footballer
  • 1974 - Ryan Seacrest, American television host
  • 1976 - Yuri (Korean singer)
  • 1978 - Warren Tredrea, Australian rules footballer
  • 1978 - Yıldıray Baştürk, Turkish footballer
  • 1978 - Tonedeff, American rapper
  • 1979 - Chris Hero, American professional wrestler
  • 1980 - Tomas Kalnoky, American musician (Streetlight Manifesto)
  • 1981 - Shane Tuck, Australian rules footballer
  • 1981 - Dima Bilan, Karachay-Russian pop artist
  • 1982 - Aiba Masaki, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1982 - Robert Carmine, American singer
  • 1983 - Ansver Oksman, Finnish visual artist
  • 1985 - David Ragan, American race car driver
  • 1986 - Riyo Mori, Miss Universe 2007 from Japan
  • 1987 - Jane Summersett, American ice dancer
  • 1991 - Wasim Tareen, Pakistani footballer