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John Adams (physicist) (May 24, 1920-March 3, 1984)

Sir John Bertram Adams KBE, FRS was a British accelerator physicist and administrator. Wikipedia
Surrey, England
Jean-Pierre Bacri

Jean-Pierre Bacri (May 24, 1951-)

Jean-Pierre Bacri is a French actor and screenwriter who frequently works in collaboration with Agnès Jaoui. Wikipedia
Bou Ismaïl, Algeria
Maude Barlow

Maude Barlow (May 24, 1947-)

Maude Victoria Barlow is a Canadian author. She is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, a citizens’ advocacy organization with members and chapters across Canada. She is also the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, which works internationally for the human right to water. Maude chairs the board of Washington-based Food & Water... Wikipedia
Canada

Stanley Baxter (May 24, 1926-)

Stanley Baxter is an award-winning Scottish actor and impressionist, known for his highly popular British television comedy shows 'The Stanley Baxter show', 'Baxter On...', 'Time For Baxter', 'The Stanley Baxter Picture Show','The Stanley Baxter Series', 'Mr Majeika'. Wikipedia
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Layne Beachley

Layne Beachley (May 24, 1972-)

Layne Collette Beachley is a former professional surfer from Manly, New South Wales. She won the World Championship seven times. Currently she is one of the four vice presidents of the International Surfing Association and sits on the organization's Executive Committee. Wikipedia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Jim Broadbent

Jim Broadbent (May 24, 1949-)

James "Jim" Broadbent is an English film, television and theatre actor. He is known for his roles in 'Topsy-Turvy', 'Iris' for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, 'Moulin Rouge!' for which he received the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 'Bridget Jones' Diary', 'Hot Fuzz', 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the... Wikipedia
Lincoln, England
Joseph Brodsky

Joseph Brodsky (May 24, 1940-January 28, 1996)

Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky was a Russian poet and essayist. Wikipedia
Leningrad, Russia, USSR
New York City, New York, USA
Héctor Camacho

Héctor Camacho (May 24, 1962-November 24, 2012)

Héctor Luís Camacho Matías, nicknamed Macho Camacho, was a Puerto Rican professional boxer and singer. Known for his quickness in the ring and flamboyant style, he held major championships in the super featherweight, lightweight, and junior welterweight divisions. After earning minor titles in four additional weight classes, Camacho became the... Wikipedia
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon (May 24, 1963-)

Michael Chabon is a Jewish American author and "one of the most celebrated writers of his generation," according to 'The Virginia Quarterly Review'. Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., USA

Jim Clark (film editor) (May 24, 1931-)

Jim Clark is a British film editor and director. Wikipedia
Boston, Lincolnshire
Bartolo Colón

Bartolo Colón (May 24, 1973-)

Bartolo Colón is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics. He also pitched for the Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. Wikipedia
Altamira, Dominican Republic

Ken Darby (May 24, 1909-January 24, 1992)

Kenneth Lorin Darby was an American composer, vocal arranger, lyricist, and conductor. His film scores were recognized with three Academy Awards and one Grammy Award. He provided vocals for the Munchkinland mayor in 'The Wizard of Oz', who was portrayed in the film by Charlie Becker. Darby is also notable as the author of 'The Brownstone House of... Wikipedia
Hebron, Nebraska
Sherman Oaks, California
Roger Deakins

Roger Deakins (May 24, 1949-)

Roger Alexander Deakins is an English cinematographer best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers and Sam Mendes. Deakins is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers. He received the 2011 American Society of Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement Award. Deakins has received twelve nominations for the... Wikipedia
Torquay, Devon, England
Daniel Dias

Daniel Dias (May 24, 1988-)

Daniel de Faria Dias is a Brazilian Paralympic swimmer. Having learnt to swim in 2004 after being inspired by Clodoaldo Silva at the 2004 Paralympics, he entered his first international competition two years later winning five medals. He competed in a wide range of swimming events at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing and won a total of nine... Wikipedia
Campinas, São Paulo
Joe Dumars

Joe Dumars (May 24, 1963-)

Joe Dumars III is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association. Wikipedia
Shreveport, Louisiana
Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan (May 24, 1941-)

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that he was a spokesman for his generation.... Wikipedia
Duluth, Minnesota, USA

Bradley Efron (May 24, 1938-)

Bradley Efron is an American statistician best known for proposing the bootstrap resampling technique, which has had a major impact in the field of statistics and virtually every area of statistical application. The bootstrap was one of the first computer-intensive statistical techniques, replacing traditional algebraic derivations with data-based... Wikipedia
Harry Emerson Fosdick

Harry Emerson Fosdick (May 24, 1878-October 5, 1969)

__NOTOC__"Harry Emerson Fosdick" was an American pastor. Fosdick became a central figure in the "Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy" within American Protestantism in the 1920s and 1930s and was one of the most prominent liberal ministers of the early 20th Century. Although a Baptist, he was a guest preacher in New York City, at First Presbyterian... Wikipedia
Buffalo, New York United States
Bronxville, New York
Monika Hauser

Monika Hauser (May 24, 1959-)

Monika Hauser is a Swiss-born Italian physician gynecologist and humanitarian. She spent her youth in Switzerland, in the village of Thal, Saint Gallen, in German Switzerland, before leaving Switzerland to continue her medical studies in Innsbruck, Austria. Wikipedia
Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle (May 24, 1944-)

Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, and actress who has spent over 50 years in the music industry. She spent 16 years as lead singer of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, who changed their name to Labelle in the early 1970s and released the iconic disco song "Lady Marmalade".... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Alex Lacamoire (May 24, 1975-)

Alex Lacamoire is a Cuban-American music director/arranger/orchestrator, who has worked on many shows both on and off Broadway. Wikipedia
Michael Lonsdale

Michael Lonsdale (May 24, 1931-)

Michael Lonsdale, sometimes billed as Michel Lonsdale, is a French actor who has appeared in over 180 films and television shows. Wikipedia
Paris, France

Liz McColgan (May 24, 1964-)

Elizabeth McColgan-Nuttall MBE is a Scottish former middle-distance and long-distance track and road-running athlete. She won the gold medal for the 10,000 metres at the 1991 World Championships, and a silver medal over the same distance at the 1988 Olympic Games. She was also a two-time gold medallist over the distance at the Commonwealth Games,... Wikipedia
Dundee, Scotland, UK
Nana Meriwether

Nana Meriwether (May 24, 1985-)

Nana Meriwether is an American beauty queen who represented Maryland at Miss USA 2012. Meriwether finished as 1st runner-up at Miss USA 2012 but assumed the title after Olivia Culpo won the Miss Universe 2012 crown on December 19, 2012. Wikipedia
South Africa
Alfred Molina

Alfred Molina (May 24, 1953-)

Alfred Molina is an English actor, known for his roles in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', 'Spider-Man 2', 'Chocolat', ''The Da Vinci Code'', 'An Education', and 'Rango'. Wikipedia
Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom
Lilli Palmer

Lilli Palmer (May 24, 1914-January 27, 1986)

Lilli Palmer, born Lilli Marie Peiser, was a German actress. She won the Volpi Cup, the Deutscher Filmpreis three times, and was nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award. Wikipedia
Posen, Prussia, Germany
Los Angeles, California, USA
Arthur Wing Pinero

Arthur Wing Pinero (May 24, 1855-November 23, 1934)

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero known mononymously as Pinero was an English actor and later an important dramatist and stage director. Wikipedia
Bruno Putzulu

Bruno Putzulu (May 24, 1967-)

Bruno Putzulu is a French actor, born in Toutainville. Wikipedia
Toutainville, France
John C. Reilly

John C. Reilly (May 24, 1965-)

John Christopher Reilly is an American actor, singer, and writer. Making his film debut in 'Casualties of War', Reilly is one of several actors whose careers were launched by Brian De Palma. To date, he has appeared in more than 50 films, including three separate films in 2002 that were all nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. He has... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Nikolaus Riehl (May 24, 1901-August 2, 1990)

Nikolaus Riehl was a German industrial physicist. He was head of the scientific headquarters of Auergesellschaft. When the Russians entered Berlin near the end of World War II, he was invited to the Soviet Union, where he stayed for 10 years. For his work on the Soviet atomic bomb project, he was awarded a Stalin Prize, Lenin Prize, and Order of... Wikipedia
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Germany
Rajesh Roshan

Rajesh Roshan (May 24, 1955-)

Rajesh Roshan Lal Nagrath, better known as Rajesh Roshan is a Hindi cinema music composer. He is the younger brother of film director and producer Rakesh Roshan and the uncle of Hrithik Roshan. Wikipedia
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Ruslana

Ruslana (May 24, 1973-)

Ruslana Stepanivna Lyzhychko, known mononymously as Ruslana, is a World Music Award and Eurovision Song Contest winning artist, holding the title of People's Artist of Ukraine. She is also a former MP serving as deputy in the Ukrainian parliament for the Our Ukraine Party. Ruslana was the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in Ukraine in 2004-2005. She is... Wikipedia
Lviv, Ukraine
Kristin Scott Thomas

Kristin Scott Thomas (May 24, 1960-)

Dame Kristin Ann Scott Thomas, DBE is an Anglo-French actress. She won the Best Supporting Actress BAFTA Award for 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' and received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for 'The English Patient'. For her work in the theatre, she has been nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actress five times, winning in 2008 for... Wikipedia
Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK
Mikhail Sholokhov

Mikhail Sholokhov (May 24, 1905-February 21, 1984)

Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov was a Soviet/Russian novelist and winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is known for writing about life and fate of Don Cossacks during the Russian revolution, the civil war and the period of collectivization, primarily the famous 'And Quiet Flows the Don'. Wikipedia
Veshenskaya, Russian Empire
Veshenskaya, USSR

William Trevor (May 24, 1928-)

William Trevor, KBE, is an Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer. One of the elder statesmen of the Irish literary world, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest contemporary writers of short stories in the English language. Wikipedia
Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland

Pierre Van Dormael (May 24, 1952-September 3, 2008)

Pierre Van Dormael, born in Brussels, Uccle, was a Belgian musician and composer. Wikipedia
Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium
Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria (May 24, 1819-January 22, 1901)

Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India. Wikipedia
Kensington Palace, London, England
Osborne House, Isle of Wight, England
William Whewell

William Whewell (May 24, 1794-March 6, 1866)

William Whewell FRS FGS was an English polymath, scientist, Anglican priest, philosopher, theologian, and historian of science. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. In his time as a student there, he achieved distinction in both poetry and mathematics. Wikipedia
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Michael White (violinist) (May 24, 1930-)

Michael Walter White is an American jazz violinist. Wikipedia
Houston, TX
Coleman Young

Coleman Young (May 24, 1918-November 29, 1997)

Coleman Alexander Young served as mayor of Detroit, Michigan from 1974 to 1994. Young was the first African-American mayor of Detroit. Wikipedia
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Detroit, Michigan