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  • What happened on October 24
  • October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 68 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on October 24
  • AD 69 – Second Battle of Bedriacum, forces under Marcus Antonius Primus, the commander of the Danube armies, loyal toVespasian, defeat the forces of Emperor Vitellius.
  • 1260 – Chartres Cathedral is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France; the cathedral is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 1360 – The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years’ War.
  • 1590 – John White, the governor of the second Roanoke Colony, returns to England after an unsuccessful search for the “lost” colonists.
  • 1641– Sir Felim O’Neill of Kinard the leader of the Irish Rebellion issues his Proclamation of Dungannon justifying the uprising and declaring continued loyalty to Charles I
  • 1648 – The Peace of Westphalia is signed, marking the end of the Thirty Years’ War.
  • 1795 – Third Partition of Poland: The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth is completely divided among Austria, Prussia, and Russia.
  • 1812 – Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Maloyaroslavets takes place near Moscow.
  • 1851 – William Lassell discovers the moons Umbriel, and Ariel, orbiting Uranus.
  • 1857 – Sheffield F.C., the world’s oldest association football club still in operation, is founded in Sheffield, England.
  • 1861 – The first transcontinental telegraph line across the United States is completed.
  • 1871 – 17 to 20 Chinese immigrants were tortured and lynched in the Chinese massacre of 1871 in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1901 – Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in t a barrel.
  • 1911 – Orville Wright remains in the air nine minutes and 45 seconds in a Wright Glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
  • 1912 – First Balkan War: The Battle of Kirk Kilisse concludes with the Bulgarian victory against the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1912 – First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo concludes with the Serbian victory against the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1917 – Battle of Caporetto; Italy suffers a catastrophic defeat by the forces of Austria-Hungary and Germany on the Austro-Italian front of World War I (lasts until 19 November – also called Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo).
  • 1917 – Bolshevik Red Guards began takeover of buildings in Russia, among the first events associated with the October Revolution.
  • 1926 – Harry Houdini’s last performance takes place at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit.
  • 1929 – “Black Thursday” stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • 1930 – A bloodless coup d’état in Brazil ousts Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, the last President of the First Republic. Getúlio Vargas is then installed as “provisional president”.
  • 1931 – The George Washington Bridge opens to public traffic.
  • 1944 – World War II: The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku and the Japanese battleship Musashi are sunk by American aircraft in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
  • 1945 – Founding of the United Nations.
  • 1946 – A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
  • 1947 – Famed animator Walt Disney testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.
  • 1949 – The cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters is laid.
  • 1954 – Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam.
  • 1957 – The United States Air Force starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
  • 1960 – Nedelin catastrophe: An R-16 ballistic missile explodes on the launch pad at the Soviet Union’s Baikonur Cosmodrome space facility, killing over 100. Among the dead is Field Marshal Mitrofan Nedelin, whose death is reported to have occurred in a plane crash.
  • 1964 – Northern Rhodesia gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes the Republic of Zambia (Southern Rhodesia remained a colony until the next year, with the Unilateral Declaration of Independence).
  • 1973 – The Yom Kippur War ends.
  • 1975 – In Iceland, 90% of women take part in a national strike, refusing to work in protest of gaps in gender equality.
  • 1977 – Veterans Day is observed on the fourth Monday in October for the seventh and last time. (The holiday is once again observed on November 11 beginning the following year.)
  • 1980 – The government of Poland legalizes the Solidarity trade union.
  • 1986 – Nezar Hindawi is sentenced to 45 years in prison, the longest sentence handed down by a British court, for the attempted bombing on an El Al flight atHeathrow Airport. After the verdict, the United Kingdom breaks diplomatic relations with Syria, claiming that Hindawi is helped by Syrian officials.
  • 1990 – Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti reveals to the Italian parliament the existence of Gladio, the Italian “stay-behind” clandestine paramilitary NATOarmy, which was implicated in false flag terrorist attacks implicating communists and anarchists as part of the strategy of tension from the late 1960s to early 1980s.
  • 1992 – The Toronto Blue Jays become the first Major League Baseball team based outside the United States to win the World Series.
  • 1998 – Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission.
  • 2002 – Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, D.C.
  • 2003 – Concorde makes its last commercial flight.
  • 2004 – Arsenal Football Club loses to Manchester United, ending a row of unbeaten matches at 49 matches, which is the record in the Premier League.
  • 2005 – Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in Florida resulting in 35 direct 26 indirect fatalities and causing $20.6B USD in damage.
  • 2007 – Chang’e 1, the first satellite in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, is launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
  • 2008 – “Bloody Friday” saw many of the world’s stock exchanges experience the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.
  • 2014 – The China National Space Administration launches an experimental lunar mission, Chang’e 5-T1, which will loop behind the Moon and return to Earth.
  • 2015 – A driver, arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), crashes into the Oklahoma State Homecoming parade in Stillwater, Oklahoma, killing four people and injuring 34.

 

 

 

  • Births on October 24
  • AD 51– Domitian, Roman emperor (d. 96)
  • 1378 – David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay (d. 1402)
  • 1503 – Isabella of Portugal (d. 1539)
  • 1561 – Anthony Babington, English leader of the Babington Plot (d. 1586)
  • 1632 – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch biologist and microbiologist (d. 1723)
  • 1675 – Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (d. 1749)
  • 1713 – Marie Fel, French soprano and actress (d. 1794)
  • 1763 – Dorothea von Schlegel, German author and translator (d. 1839)
  • 1788 – Sarah Josepha Hale, American author and poet (d. 1879)
  • 1804 – Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist and academic (d. 1891)
  • 1811 – Ferdinand Hiller, German composer and conductor (d. 1885)
  • 1830 – Marianne North, English biologist and painter (d. 1890)
  • 1838 – Annie Edson Taylor, American stuntwoman and educator (d. 1921)
  • 1840 – Eliza Pollock, American archer (d. 1919)
  • 1854 – Hendrik Willem Bakhuis Roozeboom, Dutch chemist and academic (d. 1907)
  • 1855 – James S. Sherman, American lawyer and politician, 27th Vice President of the United States (d. 1912)
  • 1857 – Ned Williamson, American baseball player (d. 1894)
  • 1868 – Alexandra David-Néel, Belgian-French explorer and author (d. 1969)
  • 1872 – Peter O’Connor, Irish long jumper (d. 1957)
  • 1875 – Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter and set designer (d. 1958)
  • 1876 – Saya San, Burmese monk and activist (d. 1931)
  • 1879 – B. A. Rolfe, American bandleader and producer (d. 1956)
  • 1882 – Sybil Thorndike, English actress (d. 1976)
  • 1884 – Emil Fjellström, Swedish actor (d. 1944)
  • 1885 – Alice Perry, Irish engineer and poet (d. 1969)
  • 1887 – Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (d. 1969)
  • 1887 – Octave Lapize, French cyclist and pilot (d. 1917)
  • 1891 – Rafael Trujillo, Dominican soldier and politician, 36th President of the Dominican Republic (d. 1961)
  • 1891 – Brenda Ueland, American journalist, author, and educator (d. 1985)
  • 1894 – Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1987)
  • 1895 – Jack Warner, English actor and singer (d. 1981)
  • 1896 – Marjorie Joyner, American make-up artist and businesswoman (d. 1994)
  • 1898 – Peng Dehuai, Chinese general, 1st Minister of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China (d. 1974)
  • 1901 – Gilda Gray, Polish-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1959)
  • 1903 – Melvin Purvis, American FBI agent (d. 1960)
  • 1904 – Moss Hart, American director and playwright (d. 1961)
  • 1904 – A.K. Golam Jilani, Bangladeshi activist (d. 1932)
  • 1905 – Fran Zwitter, Slovenian historian and academic (d. 1988)
  • 1906 – Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician and cryptographer (d. 1968)
  • 1908 – John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist and geophysicist (d. 1993)
  • 1909 – Bill Carr, American runner (d. 1966)
  • 1910 – Stella Brooks, American singer (d. 2002)
  • 1910 – Joe L. Evins, American lawyer and politician (d. 1984)
  • 1910 – Gunter d’Alquen, German SS officer and journalist (d. 1998)
  • 1910 – James K. Woolnough, American general (d. 1996)
  • 1910 – Yoel Zussman, Polish-Israeli lawyer and judge (d. 1982)
  • 1911 – Paul Grégoire, Canadian cardinal (d. 1993)
  • 1911 – Sonny Terry, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1986)
  • 1913 – Tito Gobbi, Italian actor and singer (d. 1984)
  • 1914 – Charles Craig Cannon, American colonel (d. 1992)
  • 1914 – Claude B. Duval, American lawyer and politician (d. 1986)
  • 1914 – Lakshmi Sahgal, Indian Independence movement revolutionary and Officer of Indian National Army (d. 2012)
  • 1915 – Bob Kane, American author and illustrator (d. 1998)
  • 1915 – Marghanita Laski, English journalist and author (d. 1988)
  • 1915 – Roger Milliken, American businessman (d. 2010)
  • 1916 – Anne Sharp, Scottish soprano and actress (d. 2011)
  • 1917 – Marie Foster, American activist (d. 2003)
  • 1918 – Doreen Tovey, English author (d. 2008)
  • 1919 – Frank Piasecki, American engineer and pilot (d. 2008)
  • 1920 – Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician and academic (d. 1996)
  • 1921 – Ted Ditchburn, English footballer and manager (d. 2005)
  • 1921 – R. K. Laxman, Indian illustrator (d. 2015)
  • 1922 – George Miller, American educator and politician, Mayor of Tucson (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Robin Day, English lieutenant and journalist (d. 2000)
  • 1923 – Denise Levertov, British-born American poet (d. 1997)
  • 1924 – John Brereton Barlow, South African cardiologist and physician (d. 2008)
  • 1924 – Mary Lee, American actress and singer (d. 1996)
  • 1924 – Fuat Sezgin, Turkish historian and academic
  • 1925 – Bob Azzam, Egyptian-Monacan singer (d. 2004)
  • 1925 – Luciano Berio, Italian composer and educator (d. 2003)
  • 1925 – Al Feldstein, American author and illustrator (d. 2014)
  • 1925 – Willie Mabon, American-French singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1985)
  • 1925 – Ken Mackay, Australian cricketer (d. 1982)
  • 1925 – Ieng Sary, Vietnamese-Cambodian politician co-founded the Khmer Rouge (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – Paul Vaughan, English journalist and radio host (d. 2014)
  • 1926 – Rafael Azcona, Spanish author and screenwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1926 – Y. A. Tittle, American football player
  • 1927 – Gilbert Bécaud, French singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 2001)
  • 1927 – Jean-Claude Pascal, French actor and singer (d. 1992)
  • 1927 – Barbara Robinson, American author and poet (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – George Bullard, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • 1929 – Hubert Aquin, Canadian activist, author, and director (d. 1977)
  • 1929 – Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2014)
  • 1929 – George Crumb, American composer and educator
  • 1929 – Rachel Douglas-Home, 27th Baroness Dacre, English wife of William Douglas-Home (d. 2012)
  • 1929 – Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian author and playwright (d. 2004)
  • 1929 – Gustav Ranis, American economist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – Sos Sargsyan, Armenian actor (d. 2013)
  • 1930 – Jack Angel, American voice actor
  • 1930 – The Big Bopper, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)
  • 1930 – Elaine Feinstein, English poet, author, and playwright
  • 1930 – Johan Galtung, Norwegian sociologist and mathematician
  • 1930 – James Scott Douglas, English-born Scottish racing driver and 6th Baronet Douglas (d. 1969)
  • 1930 – Ahmad Shah of Pahang
  • 1931 – Sofia Gubaidulina, Russian-German pianist and composer
  • 1931 – Ken Utsui, Japanese actor (d. 2014)
  • 1932 – Stephen Covey, American author and educator (d. 2012)
  • 1932 – Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
  • 1932 – Adrian Mitchell, English journalist, author, poet, and playwright (d. 2008)
  • 1932 – Robert Mundell, Canadian economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1933 – Reginald Kray, English gangster (d. 2000)
  • 1933 – Ronald Kray, English gangster (d. 1995)
  • 1933 – Norman Rush, American author and educator
  • 1934 – John G. Cramer, American physicist and author
  • 1934 – Glen Glenn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1934 – Jean-Baptiste Gourion, Algerian-French bishop (d. 2005)
  • 1934 – Margie Masters, Australian golfer
  • 1934 – Sammy Petrillo, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1934 – Sanger D. Shafer, American singer-songwriter
  • 1935 – Malcolm Bilson, American pianist, musicologist, and educator
  • 1935 – Antonino Calderone, Italian mobster (d. 2013)
  • 1935 – Mark Tully, Indian-English journalist and author
  • 1936 – Jüri Arrak, Estonian painter
  • 1936 – Jimmy Dawkins, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)
  • 1936 – David Nelson, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 2011)
  • 1936 – Bill Wyman, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (The Rolling Stones and Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings)
  • 1937 – Miguel Ángel Coria, Spanish composer and educator
  • 1937 – Barry Davies, English journalist and sportscaster
  • 1937 – Santo Farina, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1937 – John Goetz, American baseball player (d. 2008)
  • 1937 – Heribert Offermanns, German chemist and academic
  • 1937 – M. Rosaria Piomelli, Italian-American architect and academic
  • 1937 – Petar Stipetić, Croatian general
  • 1938 – Michael Graydon, English air marshal
  • 1938 – Odean Pope, American saxophonist (Catalyst)
  • 1938 – Stephen Resnick, American economist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1939 – John Adye, English intelligence officer
  • 1939 – F. Murray Abraham, American actor
  • 1940 – Martin Campbell, New Zealand director and producer
  • 1940 – Rafał Piszcz, Polish canoe racer (d. 2012)
  • 1940 – David Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Turville, English businessman and academic
  • 1940 – Yossi Sarid, Israeli politician (d. 2015)
  • 1941 – William H. Dobelle, American medical researcher (d. 2004)
  • 1941 – Peter Takeo Okada, Japanese archbishop
  • 1942 – Ruthann Aron, American politician
  • 1942 – Stephen R. Bloom, English physician and academic
  • 1942 – Maggie Blye, American actress (d. 2016)
  • 1942 – Ian Collins, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1942 – Frank Delaney, Irish journalist and author
  • 1942 – Don Francis, American epidemiologist and virologist
  • 1942 – Don Gant, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1987)
  • 1942 – Rafael Cordero Santiago, Puerto Rican politician, 132nd Mayor of Ponce (d. 2004)
  • 1942 – Fernando Vallejo, Colombian biologist and author
  • 1943 – Bill Dundee, Scottish-American wrestler and manager
  • 1943 – Phil Hawthorne, Australian rugby player and coach (d. 1994)
  • 1944 – Viktor Prokopenko, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2007)
  • 1944 – Bettye Swann, American singer-songwriter
  • 1944 – Ted Templeman, American singer, guitarist, and producer
  • 1945 – Gérald Larose, Canadian educator and union leader
  • 1946 – Jerry Edmonton, Canadian drummer (d. 1993)
  • 1947 – Kevin Kline, American actor and singer
  • 1948 – Phil Bennett, Welsh rugby player
  • 1948 – Dale Griffin, English rock drummer and producer (d. 2016)
  • 1948 – Barry Ryan, English singer-songwriter
  • 1948 – Paul Ryan, English singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1992)
  • 1948 – Kweisi Mfume, American lawyer and politician
  • 1949 – Chester Marcol, American football player
  • 1949 – John Markoff, American journalist and author
  • 1949 – Keith Rowley, Trinidadian volcanologist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1949 – Stan White, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1950 – Iggy Arroyo, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1950 – Karen Austin, American actress
  • 1950 – Pablove Black, Jamaican singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
  • 1950 – Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player
  • 1950 – Steven Greenberg, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1950 – Tom Myers, American football player
  • 1950 – Miguel Ángel Pichetto, Argentinian lawyer and politician
  • 1950 – Miroslav Sládek, Czech politician
  • 1950 – Gabriella Sica, Italian poet and author
  • 1950 – Maria Teschler-Nicola, Austrian biologist, anthropologist, and ethnologist
  • 1951 – George Tsontakis, American composer and conductor
  • 1952 – Keith Bain, Canadian educator and politician
  • 1952 – Francesco Camaldo, Italian priest
  • 1952 – Jane Fancher, American author and illustrator
  • 1952 – Peter Smagorinsky, American theorist and educator
  • 1952 – Ángel Torres, Dominican baseball player
  • 1952 – Reggie Walton, American baseball player
  • 1952 – David Weber, American author
  • 1953 – John Barton, English footballer and manager
  • 1953 – Charles Colbourn, Canadian computer scientist and mathematician
  • 1953 – Christoph Daum, German footballer and manager
  • 1953 – Steven Hatfill, American physician and virologist
  • 1953 – Jim Pettie, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1953 – Andrew Turner, English academic and politician
  • 1953 – David Wright, English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1954 – Doug Davidson, American actor
  • 1954 – Tom Mulcair, Canadian lawyer and politician
  • 1954 – Jožo Ráž, Slovak singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1954 – Mike Rounds, American businessman and politician, junior senator from South Dakota
  • 1954 – Brad Sherman, American accountant, lawyer, and politician
  • 1954 – Malcolm Turnbull, Australian journalist and politician, 29th Prime Minister of Australia
  • 1955 – Cheryl Studer, American soprano and actress
  • 1956 – Dale Maharidge, American journalist and author
  • 1956 – Jeff Merkley, American businessman and politician
  • 1956 – David Stergakos, American-Greek basketball player
  • 1957 – Ron Gardenhire, German-American baseball player and manager
  • 1958 – Vincent K. Brooks, American general
  • 1958 – Chip Hooper, American tennis player and coach
  • 1959 – Dominique Baert, French lawyer and politician
  • 1959 – Gunnar Bakke, Norwegian banker and politician, 65th Mayor of Bergen
  • 1959 – Mike Brewer, American baseball player
  • 1959 – Chihiro Fujioka, Japanese director and composer
  • 1959 – Michelle Lujan Grisham, American lawyer and politician
  • 1959 – Rowland S. Howard, Australian guitarist and songwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1959 – Dave Meltzer, American journalist and historian
  • 1959 – Shawn Moody, American businessman and politician
  • 1959 – Ruth Perednik, English-Israeli psychologist and academic
  • 1959 – Denis Troch, French footballer and manager
  • 1959 – Annette Vilhelmsen, Danish educator and politician, Danish Minister of Social Affairs
  • 1959 – Anthony Waller, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1960 – Dennis Anderson, American monster truck driver
  • 1960 – Ian Baker-Finch, Australian golfer and sportscaster
  • 1960 – Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist, lawyer, and activist (d. 1999)
  • 1960 – Joachim Winkelhock, German race car driver
  • 1960 – B. D. Wong, American actor
  • 1961 – Mary Bono, American gymnast and politician
  • 1961 – Bruce Castor, American lawyer and politician
  • 1962 – Yves Bertucci, French footballer and manager
  • 1962 – Dave Blaney, American race car driver
  • 1962 – Ian Dalziel, English footballer and manager
  • 1962 – Jonathan Davies, Welsh rugby player and television host
  • 1962 – Debbie Googe, English bass player and songwriter
  • 1962 – Andrea Horwath, Canadian politician
  • 1962 – Gibby Mbasela, Zambian footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1962 – Mark Miller, American motorcycle racer
  • 1962 – Jay Novacek, American football player and coach
  • 1963 – Mark Grant, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1963 – John Hendrie, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1963 – Arvind Raghunathan, Indian-American businessman
  • 1964 – Rosana Arbelo, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1964 – Paul Bonwick, Canadian businessman and politician
  • 1964 – Grant Gee, English film maker, photographer, cinematographer
  • 1964 – Dmitri Gorkov, Russian footballer and manager
  • 1964 – Janele Hyer-Spencer, American lawyer and politician
  • 1964 – Ray LeBlanc, American ice hockey player
  • 1964 – Doug Lee, American basketball player
  • 1964 – Paul Vigay, English computer programmer (d. 2009)
  • 1965 – Kyriakos Velopoulos, German-Greek journalist and politician
  • 1966 – Roman Abramovich, Russian businessman and politician
  • 1966 – Simon Danczuk, English academic and politician
  • 1967 – Ian Bishop, Trinidadian cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1967 – Olo Brown, Samoan-New Zealand rugby player
  • 1967 – Jacqueline McKenzie, Australian actress
  • 1968 – Francisco Clavet, Spanish tennis player
  • 1967 – Esther McVey, English television host and politician
  • 1968 – Mark Walton, American voice actor and illustrator
  • 1968 – Robert Wilonsky, American journalist and critic
  • 1969 – Emma Donoghue, Irish-Canadian author
  • 1970 – Rob Leslie-Carter, English field hockey player and engineer
  • 1970 – Jeff Mangum, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1972 – Pat Williams, American football player and coach
  • 1972 – Jeremy Wright, English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales
  • 1973 – Meelis Friedenthal, Estonian author and academic
  • 1973 – Levi Leipheimer, American cyclist
  • 1973 – Jackie McNamara, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1973 – Laura Veirs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1973 – Jeff Wilson, New Zealand rugby player, cricketer, and radio host
  • 1974 – Gábor Babos, Hungarian footballer
  • 1974 – Corey Dillon, American football player
  • 1974 – Wilton Guerrero, Dominican baseball player and scout
  • 1974 – Jamal Mayers, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1974 – Joakim Nätterqvist, Swedish actor
  • 1975 – Juan Pablo Ángel, Colombian footballer
  • 1975 – Frank Seator, Liberian footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1976 – Matteo Mazzantini, Italian rugby player
  • 1976 – Petar Stoychev, Bulgarian swimmer
  • 1977 – Iván Kaviedes, Ecuadoran footballer
  • 1978 – Carlos Edwards, Trinidadian footballer
  • 1978 – James Hopes, Australian cricketer
  • 1979 – Ben Gillies, Australian drummer and songwriter
  • 1979 – Marijonas Petravičius, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1980 – Monica, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1980 – Matthew Amoah, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1980 – Kerrin McEvoy, Australian jockey
  • 1980 – Zac Posen, American fashion designer
  • 1980 – Christian Vander, German footballer
  • 1980 – Casey Wilson, American actress and screenwriter
  • 1981 – Kemal Aslan, Turkish footballer
  • 1981 – Sebastián Bueno, Argentinian footballer
  • 1981 – Fredrik Mikkelsen, Norwegian guitarist and composer
  • 1981 – Tila Tequila, Singaporean-American model, actress, and singer
  • 1981 – Alfred Vargas, Filipino actor and politician
  • 1982 – Fairuz Fauzy, Malaysian race car driver
  • 1982 – Macay McBride, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Adrienne Bailon, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1983 – Chris Colabello, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Hernán Garin, Argentinian footballer
  • 1983 – Michael Gordon, Australian rugby league player
  • 1983 – Brian Vickers, American race car driver
  • 1984 – Lougee Basabas, Filipino singer-songwriter
  • 1984 – Jonas Gustavsson, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Kaela Kimura, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1985 – Robert Cornthwaite, English-Australian footballer
  • 1985 – Matthew Robinson, Australian snowboarder (d. 2014)
  • 1985 – Wayne Rooney, English footballer
  • 1985 – Oscar Wendt, Swedish footballer
  • 1986 – Drake, Canadian rapper and actor
  • 1986 – John Ruddy, English footballer
  • 1987 – Anthony Vanden Borre, Belgian footballer
  • 1987 – Charlie White, American figure skater
  • 1988 – Mitch Inman, Australian rugby player
  • 1988 – Christopher Linke, German race walker
  • 1988 – Demont Mitchell, Bahamian footballer
  • 1989 – PewDiePie, Swedish YouTuber
  • 1989 – Eric Hosmer, American baseball player
  • 1989 – Anderson Conceição, Brazilian footballer
  • 1991 – Torstein Andersen Aase, Norwegian footballer
  • 1991 – Marek Bednar, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1991 – Bojan Dubljević, Montenegrin basketball player
  • 1992 – Marrion Gopez, Filipino actor, singer, and dancer
  • 1993 – Nabil Jeffri, Malaysian race car driver
  • 1994 – Krystal, American-South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (f(x) and SM the Ballad)
  • 1994 – Tereza Martincová, Czech tennis player
  • 1995 – Vincent Leuluai, Australian rugby league player
  • 1996 – Kyla Ross, American gymnast
  • 1997 – Claudia Fragapane, English gymnast

 

 

 

 

 

  • Deaths on October 24
  • 996 – Hugh Capet, French king (b. 938)
  • 1260 – Qutuz, Egyptian sultan
  • 1375 – Valdemar IV of Denmark (b. 1320)
  • 1537 – Jane Seymour, English wife of Henry VIII of England (b. 1508)
  • 1572 – Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby, English admiral and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire (b. 1508)
  • 1601 – Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer and alchemist (b. 1546)
  • 1633 – Jean Titelouze, French organist and composer (b. 1562/3)
  • 1642 – Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey (b. 1582)
  • 1655 – Pierre Gassendi, French priest, astronomer, and mathematician (b. 1592)
  • 1669 – William Prynne, English lawyer and author (b. 1600)
  • 1672 – John Webb, English architect and scholar (b. 1611)
  • 1725 – Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian composer and educator (b. 1660)
  • 1799 – Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1739)
  • 1821 – Elias Boudinot, American lawyer and politician, 10th President of the Continental Congress (b. 1740)
  • 1824 – Israel Bissell, American patriot post rider during American Revolutionary War (b. 1752)
  • 1852 – Daniel Webster, American lawyer and politician, 14th United States Secretary of State (b. 1782)
  • 1875 – Raffaello Carboni, Italian-Australian author and poet (b. 1817)
  • 1898 – Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter and illustrator (b. 1824)
  • 1915 – Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist and photographer (b. 1828)
  • 1917 – James Carroll Beckwith, American painter and academic (b. 1852)
  • 1922 – George Cadbury, English businessman (b. 1839)
  • 1935 – Dutch Schultz, American mob boss (b. 1902)
  • 1937 – Nils Wahlbom, Swedish actor (b. 1886)
  • 1938 – Ernst Barlach, German sculptor and playwright (b. 1870)
  • 1943 – Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, Canadian poet and painter (b. 1912)
  • 1944 – Louis Renault, French engineer and businessman, co-founded the Renault Company (b. 1877)
  • 1945 – Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian soldier and politician, Minister President of Norway (b. 1887)
  • 1948 – Franz Lehár, Slovak composer (b. 1870)
  • 1948 – Frederic L. Paxson, American historian and author (b. 1877)
  • 1958 – G. E. Moore, English philosopher and academic (b. 1873)
  • 1960 – Yevgeny Ostashev, Russian pilot and engineer (b. 1924)
  • 1964 – Toni Kinshofer, German mountaineer (b. 1931)
  • 1966 – Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician and historian (b. 1896)
  • 1969 – Behçet Kemal Çağlar, Turkish poet and politician (b. 1908)
  • 1970 – Richard Hofstadter, American historian and author (b. 1916)
  • 1971 – Carl Ruggles, American composer (b. 1876)
  • 1971 – Jo Siffert, Swiss race car driver and motorcycle racer (b. 1936)
  • 1972 – Jackie Robinson, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1919)
  • 1972 – Claire Windsor, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 1974 – David Oistrakh, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1908)
  • 1975 – İsmail Erez, Turkish lawyer and diplomat, Turkish Ambassador to France (b. 1919)
  • 1975 – Zdzisław Żygulski, Polish historian, author, and academic (b. 1888)
  • 1979 – Carlo Abarth, Italian automobile designer and founded of Abarth (b. 1908)
  • 1983 – Jiang Wen-Ye, Taiwanese composer and educator (b. 1910)
  • 1985 – Richie Evans, American race car driver (b. 1941)
  • 1985 – Maurice Roy, Canadian cardinal (b. 1905)
  • 1989 – Jerzy Kukuczka, Polish mountaineer (b. 1948)
  • 1991 – Gene Roddenberry, American captain, screenwriter, and producer, created Star Trek (b. 1921)
  • 1991 – Ismat Chughtai, Indian author and screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • 1992 – Laurie Colwin, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1944)
  • 1993 – Heinz Kubsch, German footballer (b. 1930)
  • 1994 – Yannis Hotzeas, Greek theoretician and author (b. 1930)
  • 1994 – Raúl Juliá, Puerto Rican-American actor and singer (b. 1940)
  • 1997 – Don Messick, American voice actor and singer (b. 1926)
  • 1999 – Berthe Qvistgaard, Danish actress (b. 1910)
  • 2001 – Kathleen Ankers, American actress and set designer (b. 1919)
  • 2001 – Wolf Rüdiger Hess, German author and critic (b. 1937)
  • 2001 – Jaromil Jireš, Czech director and screenwriter (b. 1935)
  • 2002 – Winton M. Blount, American soldier and politician, 59th United States Postmaster General (b. 1921)
  • 2002 – Hernán Gaviria, Colombian footballer (b. 1969)
  • 2002 – Harry Hay, English-American activist, co-founded the Mattachine Society and Radical Faeries (b. 1912)
  • 2002 – Peggy Moran, American actress and singer (b. 1918)
  • 2004 – Randy Dorton, American engineer (b. 1954)
  • 2004 – Ricky Hendrick, American race car driver and businessman (b. 1980)
  • 2004 – James Aloysius Hickey, American cardinal (b. 1920)
  • 2004 – Maaja Ranniku, Estonian chess player (b. 1941)
  • 2005 – Joy Clements, American soprano and actress (b. 1932)
  • 2005 – José Azcona del Hoyo, Honduran businessman and politician, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
  • 2005 – Mokarrameh Ghanbari, Iranian painter (b. 1928)
  • 2005 – Immanuel C. Y. Hsu, Chinese sinologist and scholar (b. 1923)
  • 2005 – Rosa Parks, American activist (b. 1913)
  • 2005 – Robert Sloman, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2006 – Enolia McMillan, American educator and activist (b. 1904)
  • 2006 – William Montgomery Watt, Scottish historian and scholar (b. 1909)
  • 2007 – Petr Eben, Czech organist and composer (b. 1929)
  • 2007 – Ian Middleton, New Zealand author (b. 1928)
  • 2007 – Alisher Saipov, Kyrgyzstan journalist (b. 1981)
  • 2007 – Anne Weale, English journalist and author (b. 1929)
  • 2008 – Moshe Cotel, American pianist and composer (b. 1943)
  • 2010 – Mike Esposito, American author and illustrator (b. 1927)
  • 2010 – Lamont Johnson, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1922)
  • 2010 – Joseph Stein, American author and playwright (b. 1912)
  • 2011 – Sansan Chien, Taiwanese composer and educator (b. 1967)
  • 2012 – Peggy Ahern, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2012 – Anita Björk, Swedish actress (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler and sportscaster (b. 1957)
  • 2012 – Bill Dees, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
  • 2012 – Margaret Osborne duPont, American tennis player (b. 1918)
  • 2013 – Antonia Bird, English director and producer (b. 1951)
  • 2013 – Brooke Greenberg, American girl with a rare genetic disorder (b. 1993)
  • 2013 – Ana Bertha Lepe, Mexican model and actress (b. 1934)
  • 2013 – Lew Mayne, American football player and coach (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Frank Perconte American soldier b. 1917)
  • 2014 – Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, South African runner (b. 1980)
  • 2014 – S. S. Rajendran, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Marcia Strassman, American actress and singer (b. 1948)
  • 2014 – Alvin Wiederspahn, American lawyer and politician (b. 1949)
  • 2015 – Michael Beetham, English commander and pilot (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – Alvin Bronstein, American lawyer and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Margarita Khemlin, Ukrainian-Russian author and critic (b. 1960)
  • 2015 – Ján Chryzostom Korec, Slovak cardinal (b. 1924)
  • 2015 – Maureen O’Hara, Irish-American actress and singer (b. 1920)
  • 2016 – Bobby Vee, American pop singer (b. 1943)
  • 2016 – Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, Uruguayan politician, former president (2000-2005) (b. 1927)

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on October 24
  • Christian feast day:
    • Anthony Mary Claret
    • Luigi Guanella
    • October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Azad Kashmir Day (Pakistan)
  • Day of Special Forces of the Armed Forces (Russia)
  • Food Day (United States)
  • Independence Day (Zambia), celebrates the independence of Zambia from United Kingdom in 1964.
  • Suez Day (Egypt)
  • United Nations Day, the anniversary of the 1945 Charter of the United Nations (International)
  • World Development Information Day
  • World Polio Day

 

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