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Tommy Allsup

Tommy Allsup (November 24, 1931-)

Tommy Allsup is an American musician. Wikipedia
Owasso, Oklahoma, US
Alben W. Barkley

Alben W. Barkley (November 24, 1877-April 30, 1956)

Alben William Barkley was a lawyer and politician from Kentucky who served in both houses of Congress and as the 35th Vice President of the United States from 1949 to 1953. In 1905, he was elected county attorney for McCracken County, Kentucky. He was chosen county judge in 1909 and U.S. Representative from Kentucky's First District in 1912. As a... Wikipedia
Graves County, Kentucky
Lexington, Virginia
Yitzhak Ben-Zvi

Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (November 24, 1884-April 23, 1963)

Yitzhak Ben-Zvi was a historian, Labor Zionist leader, the second and longest-serving President of Israel. Wikipedia
Poltava, Russian Empire
Jerusalem, Israel
Ian Botham

Ian Botham (November 24, 1955-)

Sir Ian Terence Botham, OBE is a former England Test cricketer and Test team captain, and current cricket commentator. He was a genuine all-rounder with 14 centuries and 383 wickets in Test cricket, and remains well known by his nickname "Beefy". While at times a controversial player both on and off the field, Botham also held a number of Test... Wikipedia
Heswall, Cheshire
William F. Buckley, Jr.

William F. Buckley, Jr. (November 24, 1925-February 27, 2008)

William Frank Buckley, Jr. was an American conservative author and commentator. He founded the political magazine 'National Review' in 1955, which had a major impact in stimulating the conservative movement. He hosted 1,429 episodes of the television show 'Firing Line' where he became known for his transatlantic accent and wide vocabulary. He also... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie (November 24, 1888-November 1, 1955)

Dale Harbison Carnegie was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of 'How to Win Friends and Influence People', a massive bestseller that remains popular today. He... Wikipedia
Maryville, Missouri, USA
Forest Hills, Queens, New York City
Garret Dillahunt

Garret Dillahunt (November 24, 1964-)

Garret L. Dillahunt is an American actor. He is married to actress Michelle Hurd. Most recently, he has played the role of Burt Chance on the Fox sitcom 'Raising Hope'. Wikipedia
Castro Valley, California, USA
Eli Elezra

Eli Elezra (November 24, 1960-)

Eliahu Ilan Elezra is an Israeli professional poker player and businessman, now living in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wikipedia
Geraldine Fitzgerald

Geraldine Fitzgerald (November 24, 1913-July 17, 2005)

Geraldine Mary Fitzgerald was an Irish actress and a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland
New York City, New York, U.S.
Frankie Muse Freeman

Frankie Muse Freeman (November 24, 1916-)

The Honorable Frankie Muse Freeman is an American civil rights attorney, and the first woman to be appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, a federal fact-finding body that investigates complaints alleging discrimination. Freeman was instrumental in creating the Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights founded in 1982. She has been a... Wikipedia
Danville, Virginia, USA
Sasson Gabai

Sasson Gabai (November 24, 1947-)

Sasson Gabai is an Israeli actor. Winner of an Ophir Award, Asia Pacific Screen Award, European Film Awards and Jerusalem Film Festival in 2007 as Best Actor in a highly acclaimed Israeli film "The Band's Visit". Wikipedia
Baghdad, Iraq
Torstein Grythe

Torstein Grythe (November 24, 1918-May 1, 2009)

Torstein Eliot Berg Grythe was a Norwegian choir leader. Wikipedia

Conleth Hill (November 24, 1964-)

Conleth Hill is a Northern Irish film, stage and television actor. He has performed on stage in productions in the United Kingdom and the United States. He won the 2001 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor and has received two Tony Award nominations. He is best known for his role as Varys in the HBO series 'Game of Thrones', in which he has acted... Wikipedia
Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Carmelita Jeter

Carmelita Jeter (November 24, 1979-)

Carmelita Jeter, born November 24, 1979 is an American sprinter who specializes in the 100 meters. She is the second fastest woman of all time but she is the fastest woman alive. She is also the 2011 IAAF World Champion in the 100 metres. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States
Marvin Kitman

Marvin Kitman (November 24, 1929-)

Marvin Kitman is an American television critic, humorist, and author. He was a columnist for 'Newsday' for 35 years and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1982. He is the author of nine books, including two on George Washington that combine humor with extensive historical research. Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Matthew Kneale (November 24, 1960-)

Matthew Kneale is a British writer, best known for his 2000 novel 'English Passengers'. Wikipedia

Ahmadou Kourouma (November 24, 1927-December 11, 2003)

Ahmadou Kourouma was an Ivorian novelist. Wikipedia
Emir Kusturica

Emir Kusturica (November 24, 1954-)

Emir Nemanja Kusturica is a Serbian filmmaker, actor and musician. He has been recognized for several internationally acclaimed feature films, as well as his projects in town-building. He has twice won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, as well as being named Commander of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Wikipedia
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tsung-Dao Lee

Tsung-Dao Lee (November 24, 1926-)

Tsung-Dao Lee is a Chinese-born American physicist, well known for his work on parity violation, the Lee Model, particle physics, relativistic heavy ion physics, nontopological solitons and soliton stars. He holds the rank of University Professor Emeritus at Columbia University, where he has taught since 1953 and from which he retired in 2012. Wikipedia
Shanghai, China
Lucky Luciano

Lucky Luciano (November 24, 1897-January 26, 1962)

Charles "Lucky" Luciano, was an Italian-born American mobster. Luciano is considered the father of modern organized crime in the United States for splitting New York City into five different Mafia crime families and the establishment of the first Commission. He was the first official boss of the modern Genovese crime family. He was, along with his... Wikipedia
Lercara Friddi, Sicily, Italy
Naples, Italy
Erich von Manstein

Erich von Manstein (November 24, 1887-June 9, 1973)

Fritz Erich Georg Eduard von Lewinski, known as Erich von Manstein, was one of the most prominent commanders of the 'Wehrmacht', Nazi Germany's armed forces during the Second World War. Attaining the rank of field marshal, he was held in high esteem by both the Axis powers and the Allies as one of Germany's best military strategists and field... Wikipedia
Berlin, German Empire
Irschenhausen, West Germany

Alistair McGowan (November 24, 1964-)

Alistair Charles McGowan is an English impressionist, comic, actor, singer and writer best known to British audiences for 'The Big Impression', which was, for four years, one of BBC1's top-rating comedy programmes – winning numerous awards, including a BAFTA in 2003. He has also worked extensively in theatre and appeared in the West End in 'Art',... Wikipedia
Evesham, Worcestershire, England
Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant (November 24, 1974-)

Stephen James Merchant is an English writer, director, radio presenter, comedian, and actor. He is best known for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais, as the co-writer and co-director of the popular British sitcom 'The Office', co-writer, co-director, and co-star of 'Extras', and co-host of 'The Ricky Gervais Show' in its radio, podcast,... Wikipedia
Bristol, England
Robert Mizrachi

Robert Mizrachi (November 24, 1978-)

Robert Mizrachi is an American professional poker player. Wikipedia
Claus Moser, Baron Moser

Claus Moser, Baron Moser (November 24, 1922-)

Claus Adolf Moser, Baron Moser, KCB, CBE is a British statistician who has made major contributions in both academia and the Civil Service. He prides himself rather on being a non-mathematical statistician, and says that the thing that frightened him most in his life was when Maurice Kendall asked him to teach a course on analysis of variance at... Wikipedia
Berlin, Germany

Ted Nealon (November 24, 1929-January 28, 2014)

Ted Nealon was an Irish Fine Gael politician and journalist. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Sligo–Leitrim at the 1981 general election, and was re-elected at each subsequent general election until he retired from politics at the 1997 general election. Wikipedia
County Sligo, Ireland
Tom Odell

Tom Odell (November 24, 1990-)

Thomas Peter Odell is an English singer-songwriter. He released his debut extended play, 'Songs from Another Love', in 2012 and won the BRITs Critics' Choice Award in early 2013. His debut studio album, 'Long Way Down', was issued on 24 June 2013. Wikipedia
Chichester, West Sussex, England
Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska

Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska (November 24, 1891-July 9, 1945)

Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska, 'née' Kossak, was a Polish poet known as the Polish Sappho and "queen of lyrical poetry" of Poland's interwar period. Fluent in French, English, and German, she married three times and lived the life of a world traveller. Wikipedia
Kraków, Poland
Manchester, England
Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson (November 24, 1938-)

Oscar Palmer Robertson, nicknamed "'The Big O'", is an American former National Basketball Association player who played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks. The, Robertson played the shooting guard/point guard position, and was a twelve-time All-Star, eleven-time member of the All-NBA Team, and one-time winner of the MVP award in... Wikipedia
Charlotte, Tennessee
Spider Robinson

Spider Robinson (November 24, 1948-)

Spider Robinson is an American-born Canadian Hugo and Nebula Award winning science fiction author. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Ruben Santiago-Hudson (November 24, 1956-)

Ruben Santiago-Hudson is an American actor, playwright, and director who has won national awards for his work in all three categories. From 2009 to 2011, he played Captain Roy Montgomery in ABC's 'Castle'. In November 2011 he appeared on Broadway in Lydia Diamond's play 'Stick Fly'. In 2013 he starred in the TV series, 'Low Winter Sun', a police... Wikipedia
Lackawanna, New York
Zalman Shazar

Zalman Shazar (November 24, 1889-October 5, 1974)

Zalman Shazar was an Israeli politician, author and poet. Shazar served as the third President of Israel from 1963 to 1973. Wikipedia
Mir, Minsk governorate, Russian Empire
Jerusalem, Israel
Baruch Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza (November 24, 1632-February 21, 1677)

Baruch Spinoza was a Dutch philosopher of Sephardi Portuguese origin. The breadth and importance of Spinoza's work was not fully realized until many years after his death. By laying the groundwork for the 18th-century Enlightenment and modern biblical criticism, including modern conceptions of the self and, arguably, the universe, he came to be... Wikipedia
The Hague, Dutch Republic
Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sterne (November 24, 1713-March 18, 1768)

Laurence Sterne was an Anglo-Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He is best known for his novels 'The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman' and 'A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy'; but he also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics. Sterne died in London after years of fighting... Wikipedia
Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland
London, Great Britain
Percy Sutton

Percy Sutton (November 24, 1920-December 26, 2009)

Percy Ellis Sutton was a prominent black American political and business leader. A civil-rights activist and lawyer, he was also a Freedom Rider and the legal representative for Malcolm X. He was the highest-ranking African-American elected official in New York City when he was Manhattan borough president from 1966 to 1977, the longest tenure at... Wikipedia
San Antonio, Texas
New York City
Alexander Suvorov

Alexander Suvorov (November 24, 1730-May 18, 1800)

Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov, Count Suvorov of Rymnik, Prince of Italy, Count of the Holy Roman Empire, national hero of Russia, was the last Generalissimo of the Russian Empire. Wikipedia
Moscow, Russian Empire
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784-July 9, 1850)

Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general. Wikipedia
Barboursville, Virginia
Washington, D.C.
Rudy Tomjanovich

Rudy Tomjanovich (November 24, 1948-)

Rudolph Tomjanovich, Jr., nicknamed Rudy T., is an American retired basketball player and coach who coached the Houston Rockets to two consecutive NBA championships. He was an All-Star forward for the Rockets during his playing career. He is currently a scout for the Los Angeles Lakers. Wikipedia
Hamtramck, Michigan
Simon van der Meer

Simon van der Meer (November 24, 1925-March 4, 2011)

Simon van der Meer was a Dutch particle accelerator physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 with Carlo Rubbia for contributions to the CERN project which led to the discovery of the W and Z particles, two of the most fundamental constituents of matter. Wikipedia
The Hague, The Netherlands
Geneva, Switzerland
Julieta Venegas

Julieta Venegas (November 24, 1970-)

Julieta Venegas Percevault, known professionally as Julieta Venegas, is a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer, who sings pop-rock in Spanish. She speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish fluently. She has a twin sister, Yvonne, who is a photographer. Venegas grew up in Tijuana and began studying music at age eight. She went on to join... Wikipedia
Los Angeles County, California, USA

Brian Viloria (November 24, 1980-)

Brian Viloria is an American professional boxer. He is a former WBA and WBO unified Flyweight champion, as well as a former WBC and IBF Light Flyweight champion. His nickname "The Hawaiian Punch" was first given to him by Jesus Salud, another former world champion in boxing. Wikipedia
Honolulu, Hawaii
Russell Watson

Russell Watson (November 24, 1966-)

Russell Watson is an English tenor who has released singles and albums of both operatic-style and pop songs. The self-styled "People's Tenor" had been singing since he was a child, and became known after performing at a working men's club. He came to attention in 1999 when he sang "God Save the Queen" at the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final at... Wikipedia
Salford, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Ireene Wicker

Ireene Wicker (November 24, 1905-November 17, 1987)

Ireene Wicker was an American singer and actress, best known to young radio listeners in the 1930s and 1940s as “The Singing Lady”. Wikipedia
Quincy, Illinois
West Palm Beach, Florida

Henry Woodward (geologist) (November 24, 1832-September 6, 1921)

Henry Bolingbroke Woodward was an English geologist and paleontologist known for his research on fossil crustaceans and other arthropods. Wikipedia
Norwich, England