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Louie Anderson (March 24, 1953-)

Louie Perry Anderson is an American stand-up comedian, actor and television host. Anderson created the cartoon series 'Life with Louie', has written three books, and was the initial host of the third revival of the game show 'Family Feud', from 1999 to 2002. Wikipedia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer (March 24, 1956-)

Steven Anthony "Steve" Ballmer is an American businessman who was the chief executive officer of Microsoft from January 2000 to February 2014, and is the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers., his personal wealth is estimated at US$20.6 billion, ranking number 23 on the Forbes 400. It was announced on August 23, 2013, that he would step down... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, US
Joseph Barbera

Joseph Barbera (March 24, 1911-December 18, 2006)

Joseph Roland "Joe" Barbera was an Italian-American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist, whose film and television cartoon characters entertained millions of fans worldwide for much of the 20th century. Wikipedia
Little Italy, Manhattan, New York, United States
Los Angeles, California
Philippe Boucher

Philippe Boucher (March 24, 1973-)

Philippe Boucher is a retired French Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League. He is currently the General Manager of the Rimouski Océanic of the QMJHL. Wikipedia
Saint-Apollinaire, Quebec, Canada
Adolf Butenandt

Adolf Butenandt (March 24, 1903-January 18, 1995)

Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt was a German biochemist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1939 for his "work on sex hormones." He initially rejected the award in accordance with government policy, but accepted it in 1949 after World War II. Wikipedia
Lehe/Bremerhaven, Germany
Munich, Germany
Dorothy Campbell

Dorothy Campbell (March 24, 1883-March 20, 1945)

Dorothy Iona Campbell was the first internationally dominant female golfer. Campbell was the first woman to win the American, British and Canadian Women's Amateurs. Wikipedia
North Berwick, Scotland
Yemassee, South Carolina
Nicholas Campbell

Nicholas Campbell (March 24, 1952-)

Nicholas Campbell, sometimes credited as Nick Campbell, is a Canadian actor and filmmaker, who won three Gemini Awards for acting. The movies 'Naked Lunch', 'Prozac Nation' and the TV series 'Da Vinci's Inquest' are some examples of his acting work. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain (March 24, 1977-)

Jessica Michelle Chastain is an American actress. Chastain began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows, before making her feature film debut in 'Jolene'. In 2011, she gained wide public recognition for her starring roles in six film releases, including 'Take Shelter', 'The Tree of Life' and 'The Help'. Her performance as... Wikipedia
Sacramento, California, United States
John Robert Colombo

John Robert Colombo (March 24, 1936-)

John Robert Colombo, CM is a Canadian author, editor, and poet. He has published over 200 titles, including major anthologies and reference works. Wikipedia
Kitchener, Ontario Canada
Fanny Crosby

Fanny Crosby (March 24, 1820-February 12, 1915)

Frances Jane van Alstyne Crosby, more commonly known as Fanny Crosby, was an American mission worker, poet, lyricist, and composer. A lifelong Methodist, she was one of the most prolific hymnists in history, writing over 8,000 hymns and gospel songs, with over 100 million copies printed. This is despite her being blind from shortly after birth.... Wikipedia
Southeast, Putnam County, New York
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Carlos Cruz (television presenter) (March 24, 1942-)

Carlos Cruz GCIH is a Portuguese former television presenter who has been convicted on charges of child sexual abuse. Wikipedia
Torres Novas, Portugal
Peter Debye

Peter Debye (March 24, 1884-November 2, 1966)

Peter Joseph William Debye was a Dutch-American physicist and physical chemist, and Nobel laureate in Chemistry. Wikipedia
Maastricht, Netherlands
Ithaca, New York, USA
Thomas E. Dewey

Thomas E. Dewey (March 24, 1902-March 16, 1971)

Thomas Edmund Dewey was the 47th Governor of New York. In 1944 he was the Republican candidate for President, but lost to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the closest of Roosevelt's four presidential elections. In 1948, he was again the Republican candidate for President, but lost to the incumbent President, Harry S. Truman, in one of the... Wikipedia
Owosso, Michigan
Miami, Florida
Norman Fell

Norman Fell (March 24, 1924-December 14, 1998)

Norman Fell, born Norman Noah Feld, was an American actor of film and television, most famous for his role as landlord Mr. Roper on the sitcom 'Three's Company' and its spin-off, 'The Ropers'. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Los Angeles, United States
Dario Fo

Dario Fo (March 24, 1926-)

Dario Fo is an Italian actor-playwright, comedian, singer, theatre director, stage designer, songwriter, painter and political campaigner, and recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature. "Arguably the most widely performed contemporary playwright in world theatre", much of his dramatic work depends on improvisation and comprises the recovery... Wikipedia
Leggiuno Sangiano, in Lombardy's Province of Varese, near the eastern shore of Lago Maggiore
Reinhard Genzel

Reinhard Genzel (March 24, 1952-)

Reinhard Genzel is a German astrophysicist. Wikipedia
Bad Homburg, Germany
James Glimm

James Glimm (March 24, 1934-)

James Gilbert Glimm is an American mathematician, former president of the American Mathematical Society, and distinguished professor at Stony Brook University. He has made many contributions in the areas of pure and applied mathematics. Wikipedia
Peoria, Illinois
Curtis Hanson

Curtis Hanson (March 24, 1945-)

Curtis Lee Hanson is an American film director, film producer and screenwriter. His directing work includes the psychological thriller 'The Hand That Rocks the Cradle', the neo-noir crime film 'L.A. Confidential', the comedy 'Wonder Boys', the hip-hop biopic '8 Mile', and the romantic comedy-drama 'In Her Shoes'. Wikipedia
Reno, Nevada
John Harrison

John Harrison (March 24, 1693-March 24, 1776)

John Harrison was a self-educated English carpenter and later a clockmaker. He invented the marine chronometer, a long-sought device in solving the problem of establishing the East-West position or longitude of a ship at sea, thus revolutionising and extending the possibility of safe long distance sea travel in the Age of Sail. The problem was... Wikipedia
Foulby, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
London

Christopher Hassall (March 24, 1912-April 25, 1963)

Christopher Vernon Hassall was an English actor, dramatist, librettist, lyricist and poet, who found his greatest fame in a memorable musical partnership with the actor and composer Ivor Novello after working together in the same touring company. He was also a noted biographer of Rupert Brooke and Edward Marsh. Wikipedia
Dorothy Height

Dorothy Height (March 24, 1912-April 20, 2010)

Dorothy Irene Height an American administrator and educator, was a civil rights and women's rights activist specifically focused on the issues of African-American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of... Wikipedia
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini (March 24, 1874-October 31, 1926)

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry Handcuff Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Soon he extended his repertoire to include chains, ropes slung from... Wikipedia
Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Ub Iwerks

Ub Iwerks (March 24, 1901-July 7, 1971)

Ubbe Eert "Ub" Iwerks, A.S.C. was an American animator, cartoonist, character designer, inventor, and special effects technician, who co-created Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse with Walt Disney. The works Iwerks produced alongside Disney went on to win numerous awards, including multiple Academy Awards. Wikipedia
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Burbank, California, U.S.

Miles Jones (musician) (March 24, 1983-)

Miles Jones is a Canadian hip hop/soul musician. Miles founded 'Mojo Records and Publishing' in 2004 to provide an outlet for artists, producers and Dj's to produce and publish audio works. Miles career began with a solo album he released in 2006 release which was his University thesis project titled 'One Chance'. In 2009 he followed up with Hip... Wikipedia
Toronto, Ireland

Klaus Kern (March 24, 1960-)

Klaus Kern is a German solid state chemist. Wikipedia
Deesen, Germany
Minh Ly

Minh Ly (March 24, 1967-)

Minh Hoang Ly is a Vietnamese-American professional poker player based in Temple City, California. He is a regular in "The Big Game" and is married to Lu Binh. Wikipedia
Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie (March 24, 1940-)

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Monterey Park, California
Gianna Manzini

Gianna Manzini (March 24, 1896-August 31, 1974)

Gianna Manzini was an Italian writer whose 'Ritratto in piedi' won her the Premio Campiello in 1971. It is a semi-autobiographical portrait of her father, a noted Italian anarchist. After several banishments for his political activities, her anarchist father was exiled to the small hilltop town of Cutigliano in 1921, fifteen miles northwest of... Wikipedia
Pistoia, Italy
Rome, Italy
Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen (March 24, 1930-November 7, 1980)

Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen was an American actor. He was nicknamed "The King of Cool." His "anti-hero" persona, which he developed at the height of the Vietnam counterculture, made him one of the top box-office draws of the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in 'The Sand Pebbles'. His other popular films... Wikipedia
Beech Grove, Indiana, U.S.
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Andrew W. Mellon

Andrew W. Mellon (March 24, 1855-August 26, 1937)

Andrew William Mellon was an American banker, businessman, industrialist, philanthropist, art collector, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom and United States Secretary of the Treasury from March 4, 1921 to February 12, 1932, from the wealthy Mellon family of Pennsylvania. Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Southampton, New York, U.S.
George Michael (sportscaster)

George Michael (sportscaster) (March 24, 1939-December 24, 2009)

George Michael was an American broadcaster best known nationally for 'The George Michael Sports Machine', his long-running sports highlights television program. Originally named 'George Michael's Sports Final' when it began as a local show in Washington, D.C. in 1980, it was nationally syndicated by NBC from 1984 until its final installment was... Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri
Washington, D.C.
Marston Morse

Marston Morse (March 24, 1892-June 22, 1977)

Harold Calvin Marston Morse was an American mathematician best known for his work on the 'calculus of variations in the large', a subject where he introduced the technique of differential topology now known as Morse theory. In 1933 he was awarded the Bôcher Memorial Prize for his work in mathematical analysis. Wikipedia
Waterville, Maine
Princeton, New Jersey
Malcolm Muggeridge

Malcolm Muggeridge (March 24, 1903-November 14, 1990)

Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge was a British journalist, author, media personality, and satirist. During World War II, he worked for the British government as a soldier and a spy. As a young man, Muggeridge was a left-wing sympathiser but he later became a forceful anti-communist. He is credited with bringing Mother Teresa to popular attention in the... Wikipedia
Sanderstead, South Croydon, England
Robertsbridge, East Sussex, England
Gene Nelson

Gene Nelson (March 24, 1920-September 16, 1996)

Gene Nelson was an American dancer, actor, screenwriter, and director. Wikipedia
Astoria, Oregon, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons (March 24, 1973-)

James Joseph "Jim" Parsons is an American actor. He is best known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory', with his performance often cited as a significant reason for the program's success. He has received several awards for his performance, including four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and the... Wikipedia
Houston, Texas, U.S.

Renee Rosnes (March 24, 1962-)

Irene Louise Rosnes, professionally known as Renee Rosnes, is a Canadian pianist, composer and arranger in the hard bop and post-bop mediums. Wikipedia
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
T. M. Soundararajan

T. M. Soundararajan (March 24, 1922-May 25, 2013)

Thoguluva Meenatchi Iyengar Soundararajan, popularly known as TMS, was a playback singer in Kollywood for over six decades. He gave his voice to actors and thespians in the South Indian film industry such as M. G. Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan, N. T. Rama Rao, Gemini Ganesan, S. S. Rajendran, Jaishankar, Rajkumar and A. Nageswara Rao. He has sung... Wikipedia
Madurai
Chennai
David Suzuki

David Suzuki (March 24, 1936-)

David Takayoshi Suzuki is a Canadian academic, science broadcaster and environmental activist. Suzuki earned a Ph.D in zoology from the University of Chicago in 1961, and was a professor in the genetics department at the University of British Columbia from 1963 until his retirement in 2001. Since the mid-1970s, Suzuki has been known for his TV and... Wikipedia
Vancouver, British Columbia

Chris Tashima (March 24, 1960-)

Chris Tashima is a Japanese American actor and director. He is co-founder of the entertainment company Cedar Grove Productions and Artistic Director of its Asian American theatre company, Cedar Grove OnStage. He is an Academy Award winner for directing the film 'Visas and Virtue' as well as starring in it. Wikipedia
Cambridge, MA, U.S.

Renáta Tolvai (March 24, 1991-)

Renáta Tímea Tolvai, known professionally as Tolvai Reni is a Hungarian pop singer, who won the 5th season of the Hungarian singing competition show 'Megasztár' in 2010. She won multiple awards in Hungary and in 2014 she had few concerts in New York and New Jersey. Wikipedia
Oradea

Val Valentin (March 24, 1920-March 24, 1999)

Luis Pastor "Val" Valentin was an internationally renowned recording engineer with six decades of work in the music industry. Much of his work has been done for MGM Records and its associated labels, including Verve Records. His large discography includes legendary Jazz albums such as 'Ella and Louis', 'Night Train, and 'Getz/Gilberto'. Wikipedia
Puerto Rico
Reno, Nevada
Martin Walser

Martin Walser (March 24, 1927-)

Martin Walser is a German writer. He became famous for describing the conflicts his anti-heroes have in his novels and stories. In 1998 he was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in Frankfurt.. Wikipedia
Wasserburg am Bodensee

Harry B. Whittington (March 24, 1916-June 20, 2010)

Harry Blackmore Whittington FRS was a British palaeontologist who made a major contribution to the study of fossils of the Burgess Shale and other Cambrian fauna. His works are largely responsible for the concept of Cambrian explosion, whereby modern animal body plans are explained to originate during a short span of geological period. With initial... Wikipedia
Birmingham
Cambridge

Dolora Zajick (March 24, 1952-)

Dolora Zajick is an American mezzo-soprano opera singer who specializes in the Verdian repertoire. Zajick is perhaps the leading exponent in the dramatic Verdian mezzo-soprano repertoire in the world today and has been described as having “one of the greatest voices in the history of opera”. Wikipedia
Salem, Oregon