Is November 24th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on November 24th? With whom will you choose to celebrate this excellent occasion?
If today is your birthday, then you are in excellent company.
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November 24th was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
November 24th Birthdays: Famous Artists
John Bacon, British sculptor (Aeneas, Father Thames and Mars), was born on November 24, 1740.
American lyricist Martin Charnin (Annie, Annie Warbucks, The First, I Remember Mama, The Madwoman of Central Park West, La Strada, Two by Two, West Side Story and Zenda) was born on November 24, 1934.
John de Andrea, American sculptor (Model in Repose and Tara), was born on November 24, 1941.
Michel de Klerk, Dutch architect (Het Schip), was born on November 24, 1884.
American designer and architect Cass Gilbert (U.S. Capitol) was born on November 24, 1859.
German-British cartoonist Walter Goetz (Colonel Up and Mr. Down and Major Thompson) was born on November 24, 1911.
Walter Griffin, American city planner and architect, was born on November 24, 1876. Walter Griffin designed the city plan for Canberra, Australia.
Scott Joplin, American ragtime composer (The Entertainer, The Guest of Honor, Maple Leaf Rag, Original Rags, The Ragtime Dance and Treemonisha), was born on November 24, 1868.
American film director Garson Kanin (Adam’s Rib, Born Yesterday, Diary of Anne Frank, Funny Girl, A Man to Remember and Pat and Mike) was born on November 24, 1912.
Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Berlin’s Air Bridge Monument), was born on November 24, 1906.
French Post-Impressionist painter Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec (Ambassadeurs, At the Moulin de la Galette,Avril, Moulin Rouge and Seated Female Clown) was born on November 24, 1864.
Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish artist (L’Art et Son Avenir), was born on November 24, 1886.
Flemish historical painter Michiel Karel Verlat (The Defender of the Flock) was born on November 24, 1824.
November 24th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
Katalin Juhasz-Nagy, Hungarian fencer and Olympic gold medalist (1964), was born on November 24, 1932.
Gisela Mauermeyer, German discus thrower and Olympic gold medalist (1936), was born on November 24, 1913.
Yoshinobu Miyake, Japanese weightlifter and Olympic gold medalist (1964 and 1968), was born on November 24, 1939.
Oscar Robertson, American professional basketball player and Olympic gold medalist (1960), was born on November 24, 1938.
November 24th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
William Frank Buckley, Jr., American publisher (The National Review), television personality (Firing Line), novelist (Brothers No More, Elvis in the Morning, Getting It Right, Nuremberg: The Reckoning, The Rake and The Redhunter: A Novel Based on the Life of Senator Joe McCarthy) and author (Dialogues in Americanism, The Fall of the Berlin Wall, God and Man at Yale, Happy Days Are Here Again: Reflections of a Libertarian Journalist, In Search of Anti-Semitism, Nearer My God: An Autobiography of Faith, The Reagan I Knew, Right Reason, Up from Liberalism and Windfall: The End of the Affair), was born on November 24, 1925.
British-American author Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess and The Secret Garden) was born on November 24, 1849.
Dale Carnegie, American motivational speaker and author, (How to Win Friends and Influence People), was born on November 24, 1888.
Baruch Benedict de Spinoza, Dutch rationalist philosopher and author (Ethics, Hebrew Grammar, Political Treatise and A Treatise on Religious and Political Philosophy), was born on November 24, 1632.
Carlo (Collodi) Lorenzini, Italian author (Pinocchio), was born on November 24, 1826.
Welsh screenwriter Alun Owen (The Criminal, The Dick Lester Show, A Hard Day’s Night, Maggie May, No Trams to Lime Street, Progress to the Park, The Ronnie Barker Show and The Rough and Ready Lot) was born on November 24, 1925.
Laurence Sterne, Irish novelist (Tristram Shandy), was born on November 24, 1713.
November 24th Birthdays: Famous Performers
American actress Fern Andra (Eyes of the World) was born on November 24, 1893.
American contemporary Christian guitarist and singer Rebecca Barlow (Barlow Girl) was born on November 24, 1979.
Eileen Barton, American singer (“If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d Have Baked a Cake” and “Would You Believe Me”) and radio personality (Arnold’s Dinner Club, Community Sing, Death Valley Days, The Eileen Barton Show, The Horn and Hardart Children’s Hour and Teen Timers), was born on November 24, 1929.
Pete Randolph Best, British rock drummer (The Beatles) and author (Beatle!), was born on November 24, 1941. Pete Best preceded Ringo Starr in the Beatles’ early days.
Beverley (Bev) Bevan, British rock drummer (ELO – The Electric Light Orchestra), was born on November 24, 1946.
British jazz-rock guitarist Gary Boyle (Isotope) was born on November 24, 1941.
Clement Anthony (Clem Burke) Bozewski, American rock drummer (Blondie), was born on November 24, 1955.
Ray Carter, American bandleader (Arthur Murray Dance Party) was born on November 24, 1908.
American country singer Johnny Carver (“Afternoon Delight,” “Don’t Tell That Sweet Ole Lady of Mine,” “Hold Me Tight,” “Living Next Door to Alice,” “Sweet Wine,” “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree,” “Tonight Someone’s Falling in Love,” “You Really Haven’t Changed” and “Your Lily White Hands”) was born on November 24, 1940.
Alain Chabat, French actor (Bazon Maudit, La Cite de la Peur, French Twist, Objectif Nul, The Science of Sleep, Six Days Six Nights and The Taste of Others), was born on November 24, 1958.
American jazz saxophonist Al Cohn was born on November 24, 1925. Al Cohn has played with Stan Getz, Woody Herman, Zoot Sims and other jazz performers.
William (Billy) Connolly, Jr., Scottish comedian and actor (Blue Money, The Boondock Saints, Indecent Proposal, The Last Samurai, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Man Who Sued God, Mrs. Brown and The X-Files; I Want to Believe), was born on November 24, 1942. Billy Connolly’s Scottish fans call him “The Big Yin.”
American actress Denise Crosby (48 Hrs., The Curse of the Pink Panther, Deep Impact, et Sematary, Red Shoe Diaries and Star Trek: The Next Generation) was born on November 24, 1957.
Douglas Donald (Doug) Davidson, American actor (The Young and the Restless) and television personality (The New Price Is Right), was born on November 24, 1956.
American jazz pianist (“April in Paris”) and organist William Strethan (Wild Bill) Davis was born on November 24, 1918. Wild Bill Davis played with Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Hodges, Louis Jordan, Milt Larkin and other jazz greats.
Garret Dillahunt, American actor (The 4400, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Believer, The Book of Daniel, Deadwood, ER, John from Cincinnati, The Last House on the Left, Leap Years, No Country for Old Men, Pretty Bird, The Road and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), was born on November 24, 1964. Garret Dillahunt married actress Michelle Hurd.
Howard Duff, American actor (Dallas, Dante, East of Eden, Felony Squad, Flamingo Road, Knots Landing, Kramer vs. Kramer, Mr. Adams and Eve, The Naked City and Oh God – Book 2), was born on November 24, 1917.
Donald (Duck) Dunn, American rock bassist (Booker T & the MC’s and The Mar-Keys), was born on November 24, 1941.
American actor Rene Enriquez (Bulletproof, The Evil that Men Do and Hill Street Blues) was born on November 24, 1933.
Damon Evans, American actor (The Jeffersons), was born on November 24, 1950.
Irish actress Geraldine Fitzgerald (Arthur, Department Store, Easy Money, Harry and Tonto, The Last American Hero, The Mill on the Floss, The Obsessed, Our Private World, The Pawnbroker, Ten North Frederick, Watch on the Rhine and Wuthering Heights) was born on November 24, 1912.
American actor Tom (Stubby) Fouts (Polka-go-Round) was born on November 24, 1918.
Italian actress Andreina Pagnani Gentili (Acqua Cheta, Il Commandante, II Giudizio Universale, I Piacieri del Sabato Notte and Serpente a Sonagli) was born on November 24, 1906.
Lola Glaudini, American actress (Boomtown, Criminal Minds, Invincible, The King of Queens, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Monk, NYPD Blue, The Sopranos and Your Friends & Neighbors), was born on November 24, 1971. Lola Glaudini is daughter to playwright Robert Glaudini.
American actor Colin Lewes (Colin Hanks) Dillingham (Band of Brothers, The House Bunny, King Kong, Mad Men, The OC, Orange County, Roswell, Untraceable and Whatever It Takes) was born on November 24, 1977. Colin Hanks is son to actor Tom Hanks.
Chris Hayes, American rock guitarist (Huey Lewis and The News), was born on November 24, 1957.
American actress Katherine Marie Heigl (27 Dresses, Bride of Chucky, Grey’s Anatomy, Knocked Up, Prince Valiant, Roswell, The Tempest and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory) was born on November 24, 1978.
Elise Hoomans, Dutch actress (Andorra,Barocco, Daniel,Jane Eyre and Sabrina), was born on November 24, 1914.
Kirby Grant Hoon, Jr., American actor (Blondie Goes Latin, Sky King and Three Sons), was born on November 24, 1911. Kirby Grant appeared in several films as Robert Stanton.
Lisa Howard, Canadian actress (Cybill, Days of Our Lives, Earth: Final Conflict, Forever Knight, Highlander: The Series, Perry Mason, The Pretender, RoboCop: The Series, Suddenly Susan and Wings), was born on November 24, 1963.
German actor Rudolf Klein-Rogge (Metropolis and Spies) was born on November 24, 1888.
Argentinian actress Libertad Lamaraque (Madreselva and Puerta Cerrada), was born on November 24, 1908.
Lilli Lehmann, German operatic soprano, was born on November 24, 1848.
American singer and songwriter Robert Neal (Bob) Lind (“Cheryl’s Goin’ Home,” “Elusive Butterfly,” “Remember the Rain” and “Truly Julie’s Blues”) was born on November 24,1 944.
Stanley Livingston, actor (My Three Sons), was born on November 24, 1950.
Anita Louis, American soul singer (“I’ll Be the Other Woman” and “Soul Children”), was born on November 24, 1949.
Carmel McCourt, British rock singer (Storm), was born on November 24, 1958.
American pop pianist and singer Lee Michaels (“Do You Know What I Mean”) was born on November 24, 1943.
Cathleen Nesbitt, Irish actress (The Farmer’s Daughter), was born on November 24, 1888.
Dawn Robinson, R&B singer (En Vogue), was born on November 24, 1968.
Richard (Tee) Ten Ryk, American jazz and rock pianist and singer (The Richard Tee Committee and Stuff), was born on November 24, 1943. Richard Tee has played with Patti Austin, The Average White Band, The Bee Gees, George Benson, Michael Bolton, David Bowie, Jimmy Buffett, Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton, King Curtis, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Peter Gabriel, Al Green, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Lena Horne, Billy Joel, Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan, Kenny Loggins, The Manhattan Transfer, Herbie Mann, Sinead O’Connor, Diana Ross, Dave Sanborn, Simon & Garfunkel, Barbra Streisand, Dionne Warwick, Roxy Music and many other artists.
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, American playwright (Lackawanna Blues) and actor (All My Children, Another World, Coming to America, The Colby Mysteries, Domestic Disturbance, Jelly’s Last Jam, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, New York Undercover, NYPD Blue, Third Watch, Touched by an Angel and The West Wing), was born on November 24, 1956.
American actor William Dwight Schultz (The A-Team, Fat Man and Little Boy, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek; The Next Generation) was born on November 24, 1947.
Shae D’Lyn Sheretz, American actress (Dharma & Greg and Vegas Vacation), was born on November 24, 1963.
John Squire, British pop guitarist (The Stone Roses), was born on November 24, 1962.
British rock bass guitarist and disc jockey Gary Stonadge (Big Audio Dynamite) was born on November 24, 1964.
American rock guitarist Chad Taylor (Live) was born on November 24, 1970.
Robin Williamson, Scottish rock guitarist and singer (Incredible String Band and the Merry Band), was born on November 24, 1943.
Theodore (Teddy) Wilson, American jazz pianist, bandleader and composer (“Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Carelessly,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “My Melancholy Baby,” “Remember Me,” “Where the Lazy River Goes By” and “You Can’t Stop Me from Dreaming”), was born on November 24, 1912.
Jim Yester, American guitarist and singer (The Association), was born on November 24, 1939.
November 24th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Dutch engineer, physicist and Nobel Prize winner (1984) Simon Van der Meer was born on November 24, 1925.
November 24th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Alben William Barkley, U.S. Senator (D-KY) and 35thVice President of the United States (to 33rd U.S. President Harry S. Truman), was born on November 24, 1877.
Itzhak Ben-Zvi, 2nd President of Israel, was born on November 24, 1884.
Charles XI, King of Sweden, was born on November 24, 1655.
Spanish Franciscan missionary to western America Junipero Serra was born on November 24, 1713.
Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States, was born on November 24, 1784. Zachary Taylor was nicknamed “Old Rough and Ready” for his military valor, serving in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War, the War of 1812 and other skirmishes.
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