October 24 Birthdays
F. Murray Abraham (October 24, 1939-)F. Murray Abraham is an American actor. He became widely known during the 1980s after winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Antonio Salieri in 'Amadeus'. He has appeared in many roles, both leading and supporting, in films such as 'All the President's Men', 'Scarface', 'The Name of the Rose', 'Last Action Hero', 'Star Trek:... Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Kay Alden (October 24, 1946-)Priscilla Kay Alden is a television writer and the former head writer for the soap opera, 'The Young and the Restless'. Wikipedia
Hutchinson, Kansas, U.S.
Frode Berg (October 24, 1971-)Frode Berg is a central Norwegian bassist, known from the scenes of classical and contemporary music, jazz, pop and rock. As jazz musician known primarily from his performances within Helge Lien Trio with Knut Aalefjær as the third party. On the scenes of classical and contemporary music primarily known as an orchestral bassist in the Oslo... Wikipedia
Luciano Berio (October 24, 1925-May 27, 2003)Luciano Berio, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI was an Italian composer. He is noted for his experimental work and also for his pioneering work in electronic music. Wikipedia
Martin Campbell (October 24, 1943-)Martin Campbell is a New Zealand TV and film director, best known for directing Bond movies 'GoldenEye' and 'Casino Royale'. He also directed 'Green Lantern', 'The Mask of Zorro' and 'The Legend of Zorro'. Wikipedia
Hastings, New Zealand
Stephen Covey (October 24, 1932-July 16, 2012)Stephen Richards Covey was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book was 'The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People'. His other books include 'First Things First', 'Principle-Centered Leadership', 'The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families', 'The 8th Habit', and 'The Leader In Me — How Schools and... Wikipedia
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
Raúl Esparza (October 24, 1970-)Raúl Eduardo Esparza is an American stage and television actor, singer, and voice artist known for his performances in Broadway shows. He has received Tony nominations for his role as a vibrant and flamboyant Philip Salon in the Boy George musical 'Taboo' in 2004; Robert, an empty man devoid of connection in the musical comedy 'Company' in 2006; a... Wikipedia
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Alexander Frumkin (October 24, 1895-May 27, 1976)Alexander Naumovich Frumkin, Russian/Soviet electrochemist, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences since 1932, founder of the Russian Journal of Electrochemistry 'Elektrokhimiya' and receiver of the Hero of Socialist Labor award. The Russian Academy of Sciences' A.N. Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry is named after... Wikipedia
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (October 24, 1932-May 18, 2007)Pierre-Gilles de Gennes was a French physicist and the Nobel Prize laureate in physics in 1991. Wikipedia
Shenae Grimes (October 24, 1989-)Shenae Grimes-Beech is a Canadian actress. She portrayed the role of Annie Wilson on '90210', a spin-off of 'Beverly Hills, 90210'. Prior to that she played Darcy Edwards on 'Degrassi: The Next Generation'. She was also a recurring guest star on the series 'Naturally, Sadie', and had a cameo role in the horror film 'Scream 4'. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Wolfgang Hackbusch (October 24, 1948-)Wolfgang Hackbusch is a German mathematician, known for his pioneering research in multigrid methods and later hierarchical matrices, a concept generalizing the fast multipole method. He was a professor at the University of Kiel and is currently one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig. Wikipedia
Moss Hart (October 24, 1904-December 20, 1961)Moss Hart was an American playwright and theatre director. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
Kevin Kline (October 24, 1947-)Kevin Delaney Kline is an American actor. He has won an Academy Award and two Tony Awards, and is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee. Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Armand Lanoux (October 24, 1913-March 23, 1983)Armand Lanoux was a French writer. Wikipedia
Johnny Lattner (October 24, 1932-)John Joseph "Johnny" Lattner is a former American football player. While playing college football for the University of Notre Dame, he won the Heisman Trophy in 1953. He also won the Maxwell Award twice, in 1952 and 1953. Lattner played one season in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1954. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
R. K. Laxman (October 24, 1921-January 26, 2015)Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman was an Indian cartoonist, illustrator, and humorist. He was best known for his creation 'The Common Man' and for his daily cartoon strip, "'You Said It'" in 'The Times of India', which started in 1951. Wikipedia
Dale Maharidge (October 24, 1956-)Dale Maharidge is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist best known for his collaborations with photographer Michael Williamson. Wikipedia
John Markoff (October 24, 1949-)John Markoff is a journalist best known for his work at 'The New York Times', and a book and series of articles about the 1990s pursuit and capture of hacker Kevin Mitnick. Wikipedia
Laila Mehdin (October 24, 1980-)Laila Mehdin is an Indian actress. She has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi language films. She is probably best known for her Critically Acclaimed and Award-Winning Performances in the Bala-directed films 'Nandha' and 'Pithamagan' & the Commercial Blockbusters 'Dheena' and 'Dhill'. Wikipedia
Monica (entertainer) (October 24, 1980-)Monica Denise Brown professionally known as Monica, is an American R&B singer, songwriter and occasional actress. Born and raised in College Park, Georgia, Monica began performing as a child and became part of a traveling gospel choir, at the age of ten. Guided and developed by producers Dallas Austin and Tim & Bob, she signed with Arista Records... Wikipedia
College Park, Georgia
Monica (singer) (October 24, 1980-)Monica Denise Brown professionally known as Monica, is an American R&B singer, songwriter and occasional actress. Born and raised in College Park, Georgia, Monica began performing as a child and became part of a traveling gospel choir, at the age of ten. Guided and developed by producers Dallas Austin and Tim & Bob, she signed with Arista Records... Wikipedia
College Park, Georgia
Dan Morgenstern (October 24, 1929-)Dan Morgenstern is a jazz critic and librarian. Wikipedia
Robert Mundell (October 24, 1932-)Robert Alexander Mundell, CC is a Nobel Prize-winning Canadian economist. Mundell is a professor of economics at Columbia University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Wikipedia
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Jean-Claude Pascal (October 24, 1927-May 5, 1992)Jean-Claude Pascal, real name Jean-Claude Villeminot, was a French comedian and singer. Wikipedia
Eugenie Scott (October 24, 1945-)Eugenie Carol Scott is an American physical anthropologist, a former university professor and one of the strongest voices challenging the teaching of young earth creationism and intelligent design in schools. From 1987 to 2013, Scott served as the Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education, Inc., a pro-evolution nonprofit... Wikipedia
James S. Sherman (October 24, 1855-October 30, 1912)James Schoolcraft Sherman was a United States Representative from New York and the 27th Vice President of the United States, under President William Howard Taft. He was a member of the inter-related Baldwin, Hoar, and Sherman families, prominent lawyers and politicians of New England. Wikipedia
Utica, New York, United States
Utica, New York, United States
Guyford Stever (October 24, 1916-April 9, 2010)Horton Guyford Stever was an American administrator, physicist, educator, and engineer. Wikipedia
Sonny Terry (October 24, 1911-March 11, 1986)Saunders Terrell, better known as Sonny Terry, was a blind, American Piedmont blues musician. He was widely known for his energetic blues harmonica style, which frequently included vocal whoops and hollers, and imitations of trains and fox hunts. Wikipedia
Greensboro, Georgia, United States
Mineola, New York, United States
Tony Walton (October 24, 1934-)Tony Walton is an English set and costume designer. Wikipedia
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England
Matthew Warchus (October 24, 1966-)Matthew Warchus is a British director and dramatist. He is married to actress Lauren Ward, who originated the role of Miss Honey in the Stratford-upon-Avon, London, and Broadway productions of 'Matilda the Musical'. Ward and Warchus met when he directed her in the 2001 revival of 'Follies' on Broadway and they have three children. Wikipedia
Rochester, Kent, England
John Tuzo Wilson (October 24, 1908-April 15, 1993)John Tuzo Wilson, CC, OBE, FRS, FRSC, FRSE was a Canadian geophysicist and geologist who achieved worldwide acclaim for his contributions to the theory of plate tectonics. Wikipedia
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Toronto, Ontario Canada
BD Wong (October 24, 1960-)Bradley Darryl "BD" Wong is an American actor, best known for his roles as Dr. George Huang on 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit', as Father Ray Mukada on 'Oz', as Dr. John Lee on 'Awake', Henry Wu in the first 'Jurassic Park' film and the upcoming fourth entry, 'Jurassic World', his portrayal of Ngawang Jigme in the movie 'Seven Years in Tibet',... Wikipedia
San Francisco, California, USA
Bill Wyman (October 24, 1936-)Bill Wyman is an English musician, record producer, songwriter and singer best known as the bassist for the English rock and roll band the Rolling Stones from 1962 until 1993. Since 1997, he has recorded and toured with his own band, Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings. He has worked producing both records and film, and has scored music for film in movies... Wikipedia
Lewisham, London England United Kingdom