List of Famous people born on June 24th
Lionel Andrés Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both the Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered as the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi has won a record six Ballon d'Or awards and a record six European Golden Shoes. He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he has won a club-record 33 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and six Copas del Rey. A prolific goalscorer and creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga (455), a La Liga and European league season (50), most hat-tricks in La Liga (36) and the UEFA Champions League (8), and most assists in La Liga (185), a La Liga and European league season (21) and the Copa América (12). He has scored over 700 senior career goals for club and country.
Owen William Paterson is a British Conservative Party politician who was the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2012 to 2014. He was first elected as the Member of Parliament for North Shropshire at the 1997 general election.
Gautam Shantilal Adani is an Indian billionaire industrialist who is the chairman and founder of the Adani Group -- an Ahmedabad-based multinational conglomerate involved in port development and operations in India. Adani is the president of the Adani Foundation, which is primarily led by his wife, Priti Adani.
Vera Mindy Chokalingam, known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director. She first gained recognition starring as Kelly Kapoor in the NBC sitcom The Office (2005–2013), for which she also served as a writer, executive producer, and director. For her work on the series, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series and five times for Outstanding Comedy Series. Kaling gained wider attention for creating, producing and starring in the Fox comedy series The Mindy Project (2012–2017). She created the NBC sitcom Champions (2018), also appearing in five episodes, the Hulu miniseries Four Weddings and a Funeral (2019), and the Netflix comedy-drama series Never Have I Ever (2020).
Douglas Reid Jones was an American professional baseball relief pitcher. During a 16-year career in Major League Baseball (MLB), he played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles (1995), Oakland Athletics (1999–2000), Houston Astros (1992–1993), Philadelphia Phillies (1994), and Chicago Cubs (1996). Jones was a five-time MLB All-Star and a member of the 300 save club.
David Olatukunbo Alaba is an Austrian professional footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich and the Austria national team. A versatile player, Alaba has played in a multitude of roles, including central midfield and right and left wing, but primarily plays as a centre-back or left-back.
Corina Crețu is a Romanian politician and a former European Commissioner for Regional Policy. Crețu is a member of the Romanian PRO Romania and former Member of the European Parliament. Between June 2014 and October 2014, she served as a Vice-President of the European Parliament.
Jonathan Clay "JJ" Redick is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected 11th overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2006 NBA draft. He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils.
Erin Elair Moriarty is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Annie January / Starlight in the Amazon Prime Video series The Boys (2019–present), based on the comic book series of the same name. Prior to The Boys, she had notable roles in Netflix's Jessica Jones (2015), HBO's True Detective (2014), and ABC's Red Widow (2013). Outside of television, she has appeared in acclaimed independent films The Kings of Summer and Captain Fantastic, among others.
Darwin Gabriel Núñez Ribeiro is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker for Portuguese club Benfica and the Uruguay national team.