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Susanna Agnelli (April 24, 1922-May 15, 2009)

Susanna Agnelli, Contessa Rattazzi, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI was an Italian politician, businesswoman and writer. She was the first woman to be appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in Italy. Wikipedia
Turin, Italy
Rome, Italy

Claude Arnaud (April 24, 1955-)

Claude Arnaud is a French writer, essayist, biographer. He won the 2006 Prix Femina Essai. Wikipedia
Carlos Beltrán

Carlos Beltrán (April 24, 1977-)

Carlos Iván Beltrán is a Puerto Rican professional baseball outfielder and designated hitter for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He has also played in MLB for the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, and St. Louis Cardinals. Wikipedia
Manatí, Puerto Rico
A. C. Benson

A. C. Benson (April 24, 1862-June 17, 1925)

Arthur Christopher Benson was an English essayist, poet, and author and the 28th Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Wikipedia
David Blackwell

David Blackwell (April 24, 1919-July 8, 2010)

David Harold Blackwell was Professor Emeritus of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley, and is one of the eponyms of the Rao–Blackwell theorem. Born in Centralia, Illinois, he was the first African American inducted into the National Academy of Sciences, and the first black tenured faculty member at UC Berkeley. Wikipedia
Centralia, Illinois, United States
Berkeley, California
Cedric the Entertainer

Cedric the Entertainer (April 24, 1964-)

Cedric Antonio Kyles, known professionally by his stage name Cedric the Entertainer, is an American actor, comedian and director. He is perhaps best known as the co-star of the WB sitcom 'The Steve Harvey Show', as Eddie in the 'Barbershop' films, and as one of the four comedians featured in the Spike Lee film 'The Original Kings of Comedy'. He... Wikipedia
Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S.
Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson (April 24, 1982-)

Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and actress. In 2002, she rose to fame after winning the first season of 'American Idol', and has since been established as "The Original American Idol." Her debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US 'Billboard' Hot 100 and broke the record for the biggest jump to number one in the... Wikipedia
Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Pasqualino De Santis (April 24, 1927-June 23, 1996)

Pasqualino De Santis was an Italian cinematographer. Wikipedia
Fondi, Latina, Italy
Ukraine
Alejandro Fernández

Alejandro Fernández (April 24, 1971-)

Alejandro Fernández Abarca is a Mexican singer. Wikipedia
Elizabeth Goudge

Elizabeth Goudge (April 24, 1900-April 1, 1984)

Elizabeth de Beauchamp Goudge FRSL was an English author of novels, short stories and children's books as Elizabeth Goudge. She won the Carnegie Medal for British children's books in 1946 for 'The Little White Horse'. She was a best-selling author in both the UK and the US from the 1930s through the 1970s. Wikipedia
Wells, England, UK
Sue Grafton

Sue Grafton (April 24, 1940-)

Sue Taylor Grafton is a contemporary American author of detective novels. She is best known as the author of the 'alphabet series' featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone in the fictional city of Santa Teresa, California. The daughter of detective novelist C. W. Grafton, she has said the strongest influence on her crime novels is author Ross... Wikipedia
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Bernhard Grzimek

Bernhard Grzimek (April 24, 1909-March 13, 1987)

Bernhard Klemens Maria Grzimek was a renowned German zoo director, zoologist, book author, editor, and animal conservationist in postwar West-Germany. Wikipedia
Neisse, Prussian Silesia, German Empire (today Poland)
Frankfurt, West-Germany
Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Hounsou (April 24, 1964-)

Djimon Gaston Hounsou is an actor, model, and Beninese expatriate in the United States, who has been nominated for two Academy Awards. Wikipedia
Cotonou, Benin

Rebecca Lynn Howard (April 24, 1979-)

Rebecca Lynn Howard is an American country music artist. She has charted seven singles on the 'Billboard' Hot Country Songs charts, and has released three studio albums. Her highest-charting single, "Forgive", peaked at No. 12 on the country music charts in 2002. Howard began her musical career in 1997, writing album cuts by John Michael... Wikipedia
Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko (April 24, 1997-)

Lydia Ko is a professional golfer from New Zealand who became the No. 1 ranked woman professional golfer on 2 February 2015 at age 17, making her the youngest player of either gender to be ranked No. 1 in professional golf. Wikipedia
Seoul, South Korea
Roger D. Kornberg

Roger D. Kornberg (April 24, 1947-)

Roger David Kornberg is an American biochemist and professor of structural biology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Anatoli Ktorov (April 24, 1898-September 30, 1980)

Anatoli Petrovich Ktorov was a famous Russian film and stage actor. Wikipedia
Moscow, Russian Empire
Moscow, USSR
Damon Lindelof

Damon Lindelof (April 24, 1973-)

Damon Laurence Lindelof is an American television writer, producer, and film screenwriter, most noted as the co-creator and showrunner of the television series 'Lost'. He has written for and produced 'Crossing Jordan' and wrote for 'Nash Bridges'. Lindelof also co-wrote the science fiction films 'Cowboys & Aliens', 'Prometheus', 'Star Trek Into... Wikipedia
Teaneck, New Jersey

Derek Luke (April 24, 1974-)

Derek Luke is an American actor. He won the Independent Spirit Award for his big-screen debut performance in the 2002 film 'Antwone Fisher', directed and produced by Denzel Washington. Since 1998, he has been married to actress Sophia Adella Luke. Wikipedia
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine (April 24, 1934-)

Shirley MacLean Beaty, known professionally as Shirley MacLaine, is an American film and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author. She has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy twice, for her roles in 'The Apartment' and 'Irma la Douce', and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion... Wikipedia
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Rebecca Martin

Rebecca Martin (April 24, 1969-)

Rebecca Martin is an American singer and songwriter from Rumford, Maine. Wikipedia
Rumford, Maine, United States
Pedro Montañez

Pedro Montañez (April 24, 1914-June 26, 1996)

Pedro Montañez was a boxer from Cayey, Puerto Rico. Also known as 'El Torito De Cayey', he has been considered by many to be one of the best boxers in history 'never' to win a world title. In his career he was 92-7-4. Wikipedia
Cayey, Puerto Rico
George Oppen

George Oppen (April 24, 1908-July 7, 1984)

George Oppen was an American poet, best known as one of the members of the Objectivist group of poets. He abandoned poetry in the 1930s for political activism and later moved to Mexico to avoid the attentions of the House Un-American Activities Committee. He returned to poetry -- and to the United States -- in 1958, and received the Pulitzer... Wikipedia
New Rochelle, New York, United States
California, United States

Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky (April 24, 1919-September 24, 2007)

Wolfgang Kurt Hermann "Pief" Panofsky, was a physicist who won many awards including the National Medal of Science. Wikipedia
Germany
California
Rajkumar (actor)

Rajkumar (actor) (April 24, 1929-April 12, 2006)

Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju, known mononymously by his screen name Rajkumar, was an Indian actor and singer in the Kannada film industry. Widely acclaimed as one of the finest actor in the history of Indian Cinema, he is considered a cultural icon, and holds a Matinée idol status in Kannada diaspora, among whom he is popularly adulated as... Wikipedia
Gajanur, Madras Presidency
Bangalore
Allen Saunders

Allen Saunders (April 24, 1899-January 28, 1986)

Allen Saunders was an American writer, journalist and cartoonist who wrote the comic strips 'Steve Roper and Mike Nomad', 'Mary Worth' and 'Kerry Drake'. His full name, John Allen Saunders, sometimes led to confusion with his son John, who later continued two of his father's strips. Wikipedia

Denise Scott (April 24, 1955-)

Denise Margaret Scott is a Australian stand-up comedian, actor and radio personality, based in Melbourne She has appeared frequently on Australian television since her regular slot on ABC TV's 'The Big Gig' in 1990, and a weekly segment on 'Tonight Live with Steve Vizard'. Scott was one of the most frequent guests on musical quiz show 'Spicks and... Wikipedia
Australia
William the Silent

William the Silent (April 24, 1533-July 10, 1584)

William I, Prince of Orange, also widely known as William the Silent or William the Taciturn, or more commonly known as William of Orange, was the main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish Habsburgs that set off the Eighty Years' War and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1648. He was born in the House of... Wikipedia
Dillenburg, Nassau, Holy Roman Empire (now Germany)
Delft, Netherlands
Isadore Singer

Isadore Singer (April 24, 1924-)

Isadore Manuel Singer is an Institute Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is noted for his work with Michael Atiyah proving the Atiyah–Singer index theorem in 1962, which paved the way for new interactions between pure mathematics and theoretical physics. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan

Ragnvald Skrede (April 24, 1904-August 16, 1983)

Ragnvald Skrede was a Norwegian author, journalist, literature critic and translator. Wikipedia
Carl Spitteler

Carl Spitteler (April 24, 1845-December 29, 1924)

Carl Friedrich Georg Spitteler was a Swiss poet who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1919 "in special appreciation of his epic, 'Olympian Spring'". His work includes both pessimistic and heroic poems. Wikipedia
Liestal, Switzerland
Lucerne, Switzerland
Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand (April 24, 1942-)

Barbra Joan Streisand is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker. During a career spanning six decades, she has become an icon in multiple fields of entertainment, winning numerous awards, which has earned her recognition as Mother of All Contemporary Pop Divas or Queen of The Divas. She has been recognized with two Academy Awards,... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Jasmine Trinca

Jasmine Trinca (April 24, 1981-)

Jasmine Trinca is an Italian actress. Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope (April 24, 1815-December 6, 1882)

Anthony Trollope was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters. Wikipedia
London, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom

Dorothy Uhnak (April 24, 1930-July 8, 2006)

Dorothy Uhnak [ˈjunæk] was an American novelist. Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Greenport, New York
Omar Vizquel

Omar Vizquel (April 24, 1967-)

Omar Enrique Vizquel González, nicknamed "Little O", is a Venezuelan former Major League Baseball infielder. Vizquel played for the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers Chicago White Sox, and Toronto Blue Jays. In Venezuela he played for Leones del Caracas. Wikipedia
Caracas, Venezuela
Robert Penn Warren

Robert Penn Warren (April 24, 1905-September 15, 1989)

Robert Penn Warren was an American poet, novelist, and literary critic and was one of the founders of New Criticism. He was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He founded the influential literary journal 'The Southern Review' with Cleanth Brooks in 1935. He received the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel for his novel 'All... Wikipedia
Guthrie, Kentucky, USA
Stratton, Vermont, USA
Oscar Zariski

Oscar Zariski (April 24, 1899-July 4, 1986)

Oscar Zariski was a Russian-born American mathematician and one of the most influential algebraic geometers of the 20th century. Wikipedia
Kobrin, Imperial Russia
Brookline, Massachusetts