April 24

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April 24 is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 251 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

Births

Pre-1600

  • 1086Ramiro II of Aragon (d. 1157)
  • 1492Sabina of Bavaria, Bavarian duchess and noblewoman (d. 1564)
  • 1532Thomas Lucy, English politician (d. 1600)
  • 1533William I of Orange, founding father of the Netherlands (d. 1584)
  • 1538Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (d. 1587)
  • 1545Henry Wriothesley, 2nd Earl of Southampton, English Earl (d. 1581)
  • 1562Xu Guangqi, Ming Dynasty Chinese politician, scholar and lay Catholic leader (d. 1633)
  • 1581Vincent de Paul, French priest and saint (d. 1660)

1601–1900

1901–present

  • 1903José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Spanish lawyer and politician, founded the Falange (d. 1936)
  • 1904Willem de Kooning, Dutch-American painter and educator (d. 1997)
  • 1905Al Bates, American long jumper (d. 1999)
  • 1905 – Robert Penn Warren, American novelist, poet, and literary critic (d. 1989)
  • 1906William Joyce, American-born Irish-British Nazi propaganda broadcaster (d. 1946)
  • 1906 – Mimi Smith, English nurse (d. 1991)
  • 1907Gabriel Figueroa, Mexican cinematographer (d. 1997)
  • 1908Marceline Day, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1908 – Inga Gentzel, Swedish runner (d. 1991)
  • 1908 – Józef Gosławski, Polish sculptor (d. 1963)
  • 1912Ruth Osburn, American discus thrower (d. 1994)
  • 1913Dieter Grau, German-American scientist and engineer (d. 2014)
  • 1914William Castle, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1977)
  • 1914 – Phil Watson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1991)
  • 1914 – Justin Wilson, American chef and author (d. 2001)
  • 1916Lou Thesz, American wrestler and trainer (d. 2002)
  • 1919David Blackwell, American mathematician and academic (d. 2010)
  • 1919 – Glafcos Clerides, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 4th President of Cyprus (d. 2013)
  • 1920Gino Valenzano, Italian race car driver (d. 2011)
  • 1922Marc-Adélard Tremblay, Canadian anthropologist and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1923Gus Bodnar, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2005)
  • 1923 – Doris Burn, American author and illustrator (d. 2011)
  • 1924Clement Freud, German-English radio host, academic, and politician (d. 2009)
  • 1924 – Ruth Kobart, American actress and singer (d. 2002)
  • 1925Franco Leccese, Italian sprinter (d. 1992)
  • 1926Marilyn Erskine, American actress
  • 1926 – Thorbjörn Fälldin, Swedish farmer and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 2016)
  • 1927Josy Barthel, Luxembourgian runner and politician, Luxembourgian Minister for Energy (d. 1992)
  • 1928Tommy Docherty, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2020)
  • 1928 – Johnny Griffin, American saxophonist (d. 2008)
  • 1928 – Anahit Perikhanian, Russian-born Armenian Iranologist (d. 2012)[9]
  • 1929Dr. Rajkumar, Indian actor and singer (d. 2006)
  • 1930Jerome Callet, American instrument designer, educator, and author (d. 2019)
  • 1930 – Richard Donner, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2021)
  • 1930 – José Sarney, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 31st President of Brazil
  • 1931Abdelhamid Kermali, Algerian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
  • 1931 – Bridget Riley, English painter and illustrator
  • 1934Jayakanthan, Indian journalist and author (d. 2015)
  • 1934 – Shirley MacLaine, American actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1936David Crombie, Canadian educator and politician, 56th Mayor of Toronto
  • 1936 – Jill Ireland, English actress (d. 1990)
  • 1937Joe Henderson, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2001)
  • 1940Sue Grafton, American author (d. 2017)
  • 1941Richard Holbrooke, American journalist, banker, and diplomat, 22nd United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2010)
  • 1941 – John Williams, Australian-English guitarist and composer
  • 1942Richard M. Daley, American lawyer and politician, 54th Mayor of Chicago
  • 1942 – Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress, activist, and producer
  • 1943Richard Sterban, American country and gospel bass singer
  • 1943 – Gordon West, English footballer (d. 2012)
  • 1944Peter Cresswell, English judge
  • 1944 – Maarja Nummert, Estonian architect
  • 1944 – Tony Visconti, American record producer, musician and singer
  • 1945Doug Clifford, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1946Doug Christie, Canadian lawyer and activist (d. 2013)
  • 1947Josep Borrell, Spanish engineer and politician, 22nd President of the European Parliament
  • 1947 – João Braz de Aviz, Brazilian cardinal
  • 1947 – Claude Dubois, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1947 – Denise Kingsmill, Baroness Kingsmill, New Zealand-English lawyer and politician
  • 1947 – Roger D. Kornberg, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1948Paul Cellucci, American soldier and politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • 1948 – Eliana Gil, Ecuadorian-American psychiatrist, therapist, and author
  • 1949Eddie Hart, American sprinter
  • 1949 – Véronique Sanson, French singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1950Rob Hyman, American singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1951Ron Arad, Israeli architect and academic
  • 1951 – Christian Bobin, French author and poet
  • 1951 – Nigel Harrison, English bass player and songwriter
  • 1951 – Enda Kenny, Irish educator and politician, 13th Taoiseach of Ireland
  • 1952Jean Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer
  • 1952 – Ralph Winter, American film producer
  • 1953Eric Bogosian, American actor and writer
  • 1954Mumia Abu-Jamal, American journalist, activist, and convicted murderer
  • 1954 – Jack Blades, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1955Marion Caspers-Merk, German politician
  • 1955 – John de Mol Jr., Dutch businessman, co-founded Endemol
  • 1955 – Eamon Gilmore, Irish trade union leader and politician, 25th Tánaiste of Ireland
  • 1955 – Margaret Moran, British politician and criminal
  • 1955 – Guy Nève, Belgian race car driver (d. 1992)
  • 1955 – Michael O'Keefe, American actor
  • 1955 – Bill Osborne, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1956James A. Winnefeld, Jr., American admiral
  • 1957Nazir Ahmed, Baron Ahmed, Pakistani-English businessman and politician
  • 1958Brian Paddick, English police officer and politician
  • 1959Paula Yates, British-Australian television host and author (d. 2000)
  • 1961Andrew Murrison, English physician and politician, Minister for International Security Strategy
  • 1962Clemens Binninger, German politician
  • 1962 – Stuart Pearce, English footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1962 – Steve Roach, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1963Paula Frazer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1963 – Billy Gould, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1963 – Mano Solo, French singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2010)
  • 1964Helga Arendt, German sprinter (d. 2013)
  • 1964 – Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian, actor, and producer
  • 1964 – Djimon Hounsou, Beninese-American actor and producer
  • 1964 – Witold Smorawiński, Polish guitarist, composer, and educator
  • 1965Jeff Jackson, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
  • 1966Pierre Brassard, Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1966 – Alessandro Costacurta, Italian footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1966 – David Usher, English-Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1967Dino Rađa, Croatian basketball player[10]
  • 1967 – Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan-American baseball player and coach
  • 1968Aidan Gillen, Irish actor
  • 1968 – Todd Jones, American baseball player
  • 1968 – Roxanna Panufnik, English composer
  • 1968 – Hashim Thaçi, Kosovan soldier and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Kosovo
  • 1969Elias Atmatsidis, Greek footballer
  • 1969 – Rory McCann, Scottish actor
  • 1969 – Eilidh Whiteford, Scottish academic and politician
  • 1970Damien Fleming, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1971Kumar Dharmasena, Sri Lankan cricketer and umpire
  • 1971 – Mauro Pawlowski, Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1972Rab Douglas, Scottish footballer
  • 1972 – Chipper Jones, American baseball player
  • 1972 – Jure Košir, Slovenian skier and singer
  • 1973Gabby Logan, English gymnast, television and radio host
  • 1973 – Damon Lindelof, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1973 – Brian Marshall, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1973 – Eric Snow, American basketball player and coach
  • 1973 – Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer
  • 1973 – Toomas Tohver, Estonian footballer
  • 1973 – Lee Westwood, English golfer
  • 1974Eric Kripke, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1974 – Stephen Wiltshire, English illustrator
  • 1975Dejan Savić, Yugoslavian and Serbian water polo player
  • 1976Steve Finnan, Irish international footballer[11]
  • 1976 – Frédéric Niemeyer, Canadian tennis player and coach
  • 1977Carlos Beltrán, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
  • 1977 – Diego Placente, Argentine footballer
  • 1978Diego Quintana, Argentine footballer
  • 1980Fernando Arce, Mexican footballer
  • 1980 – Karen Asrian, Armenian chess player (d. 2008)
  • 1981Taylor Dent, American tennis player
  • 1981 – Yuko Nakanishi, Japanese swimmer
  • 1982Kelly Clarkson, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1982 – David Oliver, American hurdler
  • 1982 – Simon Tischer, German volleyball player
  • 1983Hanna Melnychenko, Ukrainian heptathlete
  • 1985Mike Rodgers, American sprinter
  • 1986Aaron Cunningham, American baseball player
  • 1987Ben Howard, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1987 – Kris Letang, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Rein Taaramäe, Estonian cyclist
  • 1987 – Jan Vertonghen, Belgian international footballer[12]
  • 1987 – Varun Dhawan, Indian actor
  • 1989Elīna Babkina, Latvian basketball player
  • 1989 – David Boudia, American diver
  • 1989 – Taja Mohorčič, Slovenian tennis player
  • 1990Kim Tae-ri, South Korean actress
  • 1990 – Jan Veselý, Czech basketball player
  • 1991Sigrid Agren, French-Swedish model
  • 1991 – Morgan Ciprès, French figure skater
  • 1991 – Batuhan Karadeniz, Turkish footballer
  • 1992Joe Keery, American actor
  • 1992 – Laura Kenny, English cyclist
  • 1993Ben Davies, Welsh international footballer[13]
  • 1994Jordan Fisher, American singer, dancer, and actor[14]
  • 1994 – Caspar Lee, British-South African Youtuber
  • 1996Ashleigh Barty, Australian tennis player
  • 1997Lydia Ko, New Zealand golfer
  • 1997 – Veronika Kudermetova, Russian tennis player
  • 1998Ryan Newman, American actress
  • 1999Jerry Jeudy, American football player[15]

Deaths

Pre-1600

  • 624Mellitus, saint and archbishop of Canterbury[16]
  • 1149Petronille de Chemillé, abbess of Fontevrault
  • 1288Gertrude of Austria (b. 1226)
  • 1338Theodore I, Marquess of Montferrat (b. 1291)
  • 1479Jorge Manrique, Spanish poet (b. 1440)
  • 1513Şehzade Ahmet, Ottoman prince (b. 1465)

1601–1900

  • 1617Concino Concini, Italian-French politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1575)
  • 1622Fidelis of Sigmaringen, German friar and saint (b. 1577)
  • 1656Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist (b. 1561)
  • 1731Daniel Defoe, English journalist, novelist, and spy (b. 1660)
  • 1748Anton thor Helle, German-Estonian clergyman and translator (b. 1683)
  • 1779Eleazar Wheelock, American minister and academic, founded Dartmouth College (b. 1711)
  • 1794Axel von Fersen the Elder, Swedish field marshal and politician (b. 1719)
  • 1852Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet and translator (b. 1783)
  • 1889Zulma Carraud, French author (b. 1796)[17]
  • 1891Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, German field marshal (b. 1800)

1901–present

Holidays and observances

References

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