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BORN 1924

Turning 93 in 2017

  Charlie Munger
American businessman and investor, financial partner of Warren Buffet
01/01/1924
  Charles Thone
American politician, Nebraska representative (1971-1979) and governor (1979-1983)
01/04/1924
  Geoffrey Bayldon
English actor, To Sir, with Love, TV's Catweazle
01/07/1924
  Anne Vernon
French actress, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
01/09/1924
  Earl Bakken
American businessman and engineer, created the first wearable external pacemaker
01/10/1924
  Roger Guillemin
French-born American Nobel Prize-winning physiologist
01/11/1924
  Matti Kassila
Finnish motion picture director, The Harvest Month
01/12/1924
  Carole Cook
American actress, The Incredible Mr. Limpet, TV's The Lucy Show
01/14/1924
  Georg Ratzinger
German Catholic priest, musician, and conductor
01/15/1924
  Catherine Hamlin
Australian obstetrician and gynecologist, co-founded Ethiopia's Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital
01/24/1924
  Bob Bain
American guitarist
01/26/1924
  John Lukacs
Hungarian-born American historian, author of The Hitler of History
01/31/1924
  Jin Yong (aka Louis Cha)
Chinese writer, The Book and the Sword
02/06/1924
  Sammy Nestico
American composer and musical arranger
02/06/1924
  Lisel Mueller
German-born American poet, The Need to Hold Still
02/08/1924
  Khamtai Siphandon
Laotian prime minister (1991-1998) and president (1998-2006)
02/08/1924
  Woody Woodbury
American comedian and talk show host
02/09/1924
  Budge Patty
American tennis player
02/11/1924
  Louis Zorich
American actor, TV's Mad About You
02/12/1924
  Juan Ponce Enrile
Filipino politician, President of the Senate (2008-2013)
02/14/1924
  Gabe Pressman
American journalist
02/14/1924
  Donald M. Fraser
American politician, Minnesota representative (1963-1979)
02/20/1924
  Gloria Vanderbilt
American heiress, socialite, and fashion designer
02/20/1924
  Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean prime minister (1980-1987) and president (1987-present)
02/21/1924
  Robert Langbaum
American writer and literary critic
02/23/1924
  Christopher C. Kraft, Jr.
American NASA engineer and manager
02/28/1924
  David Ferry
American translator and poet, Of No Country I Know
03/05/1924
  Gert Boyle
German-born American businesswoman, chairman of Columbia Sportswear
03/06/1924
  William H. Webster
American government official, director of the FBI (1978-1987) and CIA (1987-1991)
03/06/1924
  Machiko Kyō
Japanese actress, Rashomon, The Teahouse of the August Moon
03/25/1924
  Byrd Baylor
American children's writer, Everybody Needs a Rock, Hawk, I'm Your Brother
03/28/1924
  Brendan Byrne
American politician, New Jersey governor (1974-1982)
04/01/1924
  Noreen Nash
American actress, Giant
04/04/1924
  Eugenio Scalfari
Italian politician and journalist, co-founder and editor of La Repubblica
04/06/1924
  Stanley Donen
American choreographer and motion picture director, Singin' in the Rain, Charade
04/13/1924
  Mary Warnock
English moral philosopher
04/14/1924
  Carmelita Pope
American actress and commercial spokesperson
04/15/1924
  Leslie Phillips
English actor, Venus, the Harry Potter film series
04/20/1924
  Ruth C. Sullivan
American autism activist
04/20/1924
  Chuck Harmon
American baseball player
04/23/1924
  Margit Sandemo
Norwegian-born Swedish historical fantasy writer, The Legend of the Ice People series
04/23/1924
  Eric Pleskow
Austrian-born American film studio head
04/24/1924
  Russell Nype
American actor and singer, Broadway's Call Me Madam
04/26/1924
  Kenneth Kaunda
Zambian president (1964-1991)
04/28/1924
  Zizi Jeanmaire
French ballet dancer
04/29/1924
  Sheldon Harnick
American lyricist, Broadway's Fiorello!, Fiddler on the Roof
04/30/1924
  Jane Morgan
American singer, "Fascination", "The Day the Rains Came"
05/03/1924
  Isadore Singer
American mathematician, co-developed the Atiyah-Singer index theorem
05/03/1924
  Gerda Weissmann Klein
Polish-born American Holocaust survivor, humanitarian, and writer
05/08/1924
  Antony Hewish
English Nobel Prize-winning radio astronomer
05/11/1924
  Claribel Alegría
Nicaraguan poet
05/12/1924
  Dawda Jawara
Gambian prime minister (1962-1970) and president (1970-1994)
05/16/1924
  Gabriel Bacquier
French opera singer
05/17/1924
  Priscilla Pointer
American actress, Carrie, TV's Dallas
05/18/1924
  Jack Whitaker
American sportscaster
05/18/1924
  Charles Aznavour
French singer, songwriter, and actor
05/22/1924
  Philip Pearlstein
American painter
05/24/1924
  Marshall Allen
American jazz saxophonist, member of the Sun Ra Arkestra
05/25/1924
  Torsten Wiesel
Swedish Nobel Prize-winning neurophysiologist
06/03/1924
  Edward Field
American poet, novelist, and memoirist, The Man Who Would Marry Susan Sontag
06/07/1924
  Tony Britton
English actor, Sunday Bloody Sunday, TV's Don't Wait Up
06/09/1924
  George Bush
American president (1989-1993)
06/12/1924
  Philip H. Hoff
American politician, Vermont governor (1963-1969)
06/29/1924
  Eva Marie Saint
American Oscar-winning actress, On the Waterfront, North by Northwest
07/04/1924
  Johnny Gilbert
American television announcer, Jeopardy!
07/13/1924
  Marianne Bernadotte
Swedish actress, royal, and philanthropist
07/15/1924
  James McCord
American CIA agent and electronics expert, leader of the Watergate burglars
07/26/1924
(Some sources cite 01/26/1924)
  Arnold Harberger
American economist
07/27/1924
  William H. Gass
American writer, The Tunnel
07/30/1924
  Ella Jenkins
American singer and songwriter, known as "The First Lady of Children's Music"
08/06/1924
  Gene Deitch
American illustrator and animated film director, Tom Terrific
08/08/1924
  Yuri Orlov
Russian-born American physicist and human rights activist
08/13/1924
  Lee Adams
American lyricist, Broadway's Bye Bye Birdie, Applause
08/14/1924
  S. Daniel Abraham
American businessman, founded Slim-Fast
08/15/1924
  Arthur Janov
American psychologist and psychotherapist, creator of primal scream therapy
08/21/1924
  Robert Solow
American Nobel Prize-winning economist
08/23/1924
  Thomas J. Hudner, Jr.
American Korean War Medal of Honor recipient
08/31/1924
  Daniel arap Moi
Kenyan president (1979-2002)
09/02/1924
  John Melcher
American politician, Montana representative (1969-1977) and senator (1977-1989)
09/06/1924
  Daniel Akaka
American politician, Hawaii representative (1977-1990) and senator (1990-2013)
09/11/1924
  J. William Middendorf
American government official, Secretary of the Navy (1974-1977)
09/22/1924
  Rosamunde Pilcher
English romance writer, The Shell Seekers
09/22/1924
  Jean Piat
French actor, Rider on the Rain
09/23/1924
  Jimmy Carter
American president (1977-1981) and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
10/01/1924
  Bill Dana
American actor and comedian, alter-ego of José Jimenéz
10/05/1924
  Terry Gibbs
American jazz vibraphonist
10/13/1924
  Lee Iacocca
American businessman, president and CEO of the Chrysler Corporation (1978-1992)
10/15/1924
  Fredd Wayne
American actor, Benjamin Franklin, Citizen
10/17/1924
  Arthur J. Jackson
American World War II Medal of Honor recipient
10/18/1924
  Lubomír Štrougal
Czechoslovakian prime minister (1970-1988)
10/19/1924
  Joyce Randolph
American actress, TV's The Honeymooners
10/21/1924
  Bobby Brown
American baseball player and executive, American League president (1984-1994)
10/25/1924
  Johnny Bower
Canadian hockey player
11/08/1924
  Robert Frank
Swiss-born American photographer and documentarian
11/09/1924
  John A. Ruthven
American painter
11/12/1924
  Bill Yoast
American football coach, portrayed in the film Remember the Titans
11/16/1924
  William Russell
English actor, TV's Doctor Who
11/19/1924
  Joseph Campanella
American actor, TV's The Bold Ones: The Lawyers, The Bold and the Beautiful
11/21/1924
  Christopher Tolkien
English academic, editor of the posthumous publications of his father, J. R. R. Tolkien
11/21/1924
  Robert M. Young
American documentarian and motion picture director, Dominick and Eugene
11/22/1924
  Irv Noren
American baseball player and coach
11/29/1924
  Ralph Regula
American politician, Ohio representative (1973-2009)
12/03/1924
  John Portman
American architect
12/04/1924
  Bent Fabric
Danish pianist and composer, "Alley Cat"
12/07/1924
  Girma Wolde-Giorgis
Ethiopian president (2001-2013)
12/08/1924
  Maria Riva
German-born American actress and memoirist, Marlene Dietrich
12/13/1924
  Kirsi Kunnas
Finnish poet and children's writer
12/14/1924
  Marge Redmond
American actress, The Trouble with Angels, TV's The Flying Nun
12/14/1924
  Esther Béjarano
German Holocaust survivor, member of the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz
12/15/1924
  Mildred Miller
American opera singer
12/16/1924
  Cicely Tyson
American actress, Sounder, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
12/18/1924
(Some sources cite a December 19 birth date and a 1933 birth year)
  Friederike Mayröcker
Austrian poet
12/20/1924
  Marc Ferro
French historian, author of The Use and Abuse of History
12/24/1924
  Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Indian prime minister (1996, 1998-2004)
12/25/1924
  Frank Broyles
American football player, coach, and sports commentator
12/26/1924
  Dub Jones
American football player
12/29/1924

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