Famous Birthdays on August 24

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  • 1113 Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, conquered Normandy, born in Le Mans, France (d. 1151)
  • 1198 King Alexander II of Scotland, born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland (d. 1249)
  • 1210 Floris IV, Count of Holland, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1234)
  • 1358 King John I of Castile (1379-90), born in Épila, Spain (d. 1390)
  • 1393 Arthur III, Duke of Brittany, born in Château de Suscinio, Sarzeau, France (d. 1458)
  • 1420 Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist (Bamberg & Eichstattt), born in Ansbach, Germany (d. 1475)
  • 1531 Ercole Bottrigari, composer
  • 1552 Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1614)
  • 1561 Bartholomeus Pitiscus, German mathematician (Trigonometry), born in Zielona Góra, Poland (d. 1613)
  • 1579 John Amner, English composer, born in Ely, Cambridgeshire (d. 1641)
  • 1580 John Taylor, English poet (An Arrant Thief), born in Gloucester, England (d. 1654)
  • 1591 Robert Herrick, English poet ('Gather ye rosebuds while ye may') (baptized), born in London (d. 1674)
  • 1635 Peder Griffenfeld, Danish statesman, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1699)
  • 1683 Meinrad Spiess, German composer, born in Honsolgen (d. 1761)
  • 1694 Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer and King of Corsica [or 8/25], born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1756)
  • 1707 Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, English evangelical revivalist, born in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire (d. 1791)
  • 1712 Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician and astronomer, born in Terschelling, Netherlands (d. 1773)
  • 1725 Johann Balthasar Kehl, German composer, born in Coburg, Germany (d. 1778)
  • 1733 David Traugott Nicolai, German composer, born in Görlitz, Germany (d. 1799)
  • 1750 Letizia Ramolino, Italian noble and mother of Napoleon Bonaparte, born in Ajaccio, France (d. 1836)
  • 1758 Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Schwerin, Germany (d. 1794)

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1759 William Wilberforce, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade, born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England (d. 1833)

Abolitionist William Wilberforce
Abolitionist
William Wilberforce
  • 1772 William I Frederick, King of the Netherlands (1815-40) and Grand Duke of Luxembourg, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1843)
  • 1787 James Weddell, British sailor and Antarctic explorer (Weddell Sea), born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 1834)
  • 1808 Thomas Fenwick Drayton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1891)
  • 1816 Daniel Gooch, English engineer, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables, born in Bedlington, Northumberland, England (d. 1889)
  • 1817 Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (Prince Serebrenni), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1875)
  • 1820 Jacopo Tomadini, Italian composer, born in Cividale del Friuli, Italy (d. 1883)
  • 1821 Emanuele Muzio, Italian composer, born in Zibello, Italy (d. 1890)
  • 1827 Walter Husted Stevens, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Penn Yan, New York (d. 1867)
  • 1828 George Hume "Maryland" Steuart, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1903)
  • 1837 Theodore Dubois, French composer, born in Rosnay, Marne, France (d. 1924)
  • 1839 Eduard Napravnik, Czech conductor and composer, born in Býšť, Czech Republic (d. 1916)
  • 1842 Edouard J. A. Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1885)
  • 1845 James C. Calhoun, American soldier, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
  • 1851 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), born in Bedford, England (d. 1924)
  • 1854 Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
  • 1856 Felix Mottl, Austrian conductor and composer (Agnes Bernauer), born in Unter-St.-Veit, Austria (d. 1911)
  • 1863 Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer, born in Požega, Croatia (d. 1918)
  • 1865 Ferdinand I VAM, King of Romania (1914-27), born in Sigmaringen, German Confederation (d. 1927)
  • 1872 Max Beerbohm, English caricaturist, writer and parodist (Saturday Review), born in London (d. 1956)
  • 1879 Rentaro Taki, Japanese pianist and composer, born in Tokyo (d. 1903)
  • 1880 Miles W L Killearn of Killearn, Scottish baron/diplomat
  • 1886 William Francis Gibbs, American naval architect, designed Liberty ships, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1887 Harry Hooper, American baseball player, born in Bell Station, California (d. 1974)
  • 1889 Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congolese religious leader and founder of Kimbanguism, born in Nkamba, Congo (d. 1951)
  • 1890 Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaiian swimmer (Olympics-3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24), born in Waikiki, Honolulu County, Hawaii (d. 1968)
  • 1890 Franz Philipp, German composer, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1890 Jean Rhys [Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams], British writer (Voyage in the Dark), born in Roseau, Dominica (d. 1979)
  • 1891 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer
  • 1891 Germaine Loosveldt, Flemish actress (Kniertje in On hope), born in Halluin, France (d. 1960)

  • 1895 Richard Cardinal Cushing, Archbishop of Boston (1944-70), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • 1896 Phil Baker, American comedian (Who's Whose), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • 1897 Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive, born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1954)
  • 1898 Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and physician (Nobel 1974), born in Longlier, Belgium (d. 1983)
  • 1898 Malcolm Cowley, American author (Flowering of New England), born in Belsano, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1898 Marie J Hugenholtz, [Doctor Grandi], surgeon on Curacao
  • 1899 Johan Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons), born in Bandung, Java, Indonesia (d. 1981)

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1899 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer of fiction and essays (Labyrinths), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1986)

  • 1899 Ruth Schaumann, German painter, writer and sculptor (Rose, Black King), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1900 Preston Foster, American actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger), born in Ocean City, New Jersey (d. 1970)
  • 1902 Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civilization & Capitalism), born in Luméville, France (d. 1985)

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1902 Carlo Gambino, Italian-born American mafioso (Gambino family), born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy (d. 1976)

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Gangster
Carlo Gambino
  • 1903 Karl Hanke, Official of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) of Nazi Germany, born in Lubań, Poland (d. 1945)
  • 1904 Rodd Redwing, American actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1905 Don Douglas, Scottish actor (The Black Castle), born in Kinleyside, Scotland (d. 1945)
  • 1905 Arthur Crudup, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Forest, Mississippi (d. 1974)
  • 1905 Siaka Stevens, President of Sierra Leone (1971-85), born in Moyamba, Sierra Leone (d. 1988)
  • 1909 Ronnie Grieveson, South African cricket keeper/batsman (2 Tests v Eng 1939), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 1998)
  • 1910 Bernhard Heiden, German-American composer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1912 Durward Kirby, American TV announcer (Garry Moore Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2000)
  • 1913 Dorothy Comingore [Linda Winters], American actress (Citizen Kane), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1971)
  • 1915 James Tiptree Jr. [Alice Sheldon], American sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1915 Wynonie Harris, American rhythm and blues singer, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1969)
  • 1915 Ronald Ibbs, Irish actor (No Hiding Place, The Saint), born in Hendon, Middlesex, England (d. 1990)
  • 1916 Anita V Figueredo, American physician and humanitarian, born in Costa Rica (d. 2010)
  • 1916 Léo Ferré, French composer and singer, born in Monaco (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Hal Smith, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show-Otis Campbell), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Dennis James, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1918 Ray McIntire, American chemical engineer, born in Gardner, Kansas (d. 1996)
  • 1918 Sikander Bakht, Indian politician, Governor of Kerala, born in Delhi, India (d. 2004)
  • 1919 "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss-Dutch songwriter and singer, born in Thun, Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • 1919 Nils Viggo Bentzon, composer
  • 1919 Enrique Llanes, Mexican professional wrestler, born in Otumba de Gómez Farías, Mexico (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Sam Tingle, Zimbabwean racing driver, born in Manchester, England (d. 2008)
  • 1922 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec, born in Campbellton, Canada (d. 1987)
  • 1922 Howard Zinn, American historian and activist, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1923 Helena Carter [Helen Rickerts], American model and actress (Invaders from Mars), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1923 Arthur Jensen, American psychologist, born in San Diego, California (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Louis Teicher, American pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Nancy Spero, American feminist artist, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1927 Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist
  • 1927 William V. Shannon, American journalist and ambassador to Ireland (1977-81), born in Worchester, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
  • 1927 David Ireland, Australian author (The Unknown Industrial Prisoner), born in Lakemba, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1927 Harry Markowitz, American economist (Nobel 1990), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1929 Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1932 Richard Graham Meale, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • 1932 Robert D. Hales, LDS Church apostle, born in NYC, New York

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1933 Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (1994-2004) and 1994 Nobel peace prize winner, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2004)

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • 1934 Kenny Baker, English actor (R2D2-Star Wars), born in Solihull (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Roger Donald Dickerson, composer
  • 1936 William J. Coyne, American politician (Rep-D-Pennsylvania, 1981-2003), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1936 A. S. Byatt, English novelist (The Virgin in the Garden), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1936 Kenny Guinn, American businessman and politician, born in Garland, Arkansas (d. 2010)
  • 1937 Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, Nigerian politician, born in Abeokuta, Nigeria (d. 1998)
  • 1938 David Freiberg, American rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1938 Mason Williams, American musician, songwriter, author and photographer (Classical Gas, Smother Brothers Comedy Hour), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1938 Halldór Blöndal, Icelandic politician
  • 1940 Don Cormier Sr, horse trainer
  • 1940 Tony Secunda, rock band manager
  • 1940 Francine Lalonde, Quebec politician
  • 1941 Ernest Wright Jr, US rock vocalist (Imperials-So Much)
  • 1942 Joe Chambers, rock guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck, mathemetician/educator
  • 1942 Max Cleland, American politician
  • 1942 Howard Jacobson, British novelist and newspaper columnist
  • 1943 John Cipollina, American rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • 1943 Pini Zahavi, Israeli football agent
  • 1944 Gregory Bruce Jarvis, astronaut (STS 25), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944 Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1996)
  • 1944 Rocky Johnson, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1944 Peter Hutton, American filmmaker, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1945 Ken Hensley, rock keyboardist (Blackfoot, Uriah Heep)
  • 1945 Malcolm "Mollie" Duncan, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)
  • 1945 Vince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter
  • 1946 Richard "Dick" N Richards, Key West, USN/astr (STS 28, 41, 50, 64)
  • 1947 Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author
  • 1947 Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian cyclist
  • 1947 Vladimir Masorin, Russian admiral
  • 1948 Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician
  • 1948 Kim Sung-Il, Chief of Staff of Republic of Korea Air Force
  • 1949 Anna Lee Fisher, MD/astronaut (STS 51-A), born in St Albans, New York
  • 1949 Joe Regalbuto, American actor (Knots Landing, Frank-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949 Stephen Harrison Paulus, composer
  • 1949 Charles Rocket, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1950 Frank Murray, Australian field hockey national coach (Oly-sil-92, 96)
  • 1950 Tim White, American anthropologist
  • 1951 Orson Scott Card, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Ender's War)
  • 1951 Oscar Hijuelos, American author, (d. 2013)
  • 1951 Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2005)
  • 1952 Bob Corker, American politician (Senator from Tennessee), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina

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1952 Mike Shanahan, American football coach (Denver Broncos), born in Oak Park, Illinois

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan
  • 1953 Ron Holloway, American tenor saxophonist
  • 1954 Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1955 Mike Huckabee, US politician (Governor of Arkansas (R) 1996-2007), Presidential candidate, born in Hope Arkansas
  • 1956 Gerry Cooney, heavyweight boxer (US Olympics team 1980)
  • 1956 John Culberson, American politician
  • 1957 Jeffrey Daniel, American dancer and singer (Shalamar), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957 Stephen Fry, English comedian and actor (Blackadder, QI), born in London
  • 1958 Steve Guttenberg, American actor (Police Academy, Short Circuit), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958 Tracy Harris, American artist
  • 1958 Chris Offutt, American author
  • 1959 Adrian Kuiper, cricketer (South African all-rounder)
  • 1959 Michel Valke, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, Dordrecht '90)

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1960 Cal Ripken, American baseball shortstop (Baltimore Orioles, consecutive game streak), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1960 David Guillory, jockey
  • 1960 Franz Vienboeck, Austrian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13)
  • 1960 Kris Monaghan, golfer (1990 Red Robin Kyocera Inamori), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1960 Steven W Lindsey, Arcadia California, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 87, sk:95)
  • 1960 Kim Christofte, Danish footballer
  • 1960 Takashi Miike, Japanese filmmaker
  • 1961 Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician (Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode)
  • 1961 Mark "Bedders" Bedfored, rock bassist (Madness), born in London, England
  • 1961 Ingrid Berghmans, Belgian judoka
  • 1961 Jared Harris, English actor
  • 1962 Mary Ellen Weber, PhD/astronaut (STS 70), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1962 David Koechner, American actor, born in Tipton, Missouri
  • 1963 John Bush, US heavy metal singer (Anthrax-Armed & Dangerous)
  • 1963 Hideo Kojima, Japanese video game director, born in Setagaya, Tokyo
  • 1964 Pebbles, American rock vocalist (Girlfriend), born in Oakland, California
  • 1964 Salizhan Sharipov, Kyrgyzstani cosmonaut (STS-89), born in Uzgen, Kyrgyzstan
  • 1964 Dana Gould, American comedian and writer

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1965 Marlee Matlin, American actress and the only deaf performer to win an Academy Award (Children of Lesser God), born in Morton Grove, Illinois

Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin
Deaf Actress
Marlee Matlin
  • 1965 Reggie Miller, American NBA guard (Ind Pacers, Oly-gold-96), born in Riverside, California
  • 1965 Vince Alcalde, WLAF offensive assistant (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1967 Michael Lauriston Thomas, English footballer, born in Lambeth, London
  • 1968 Andreas Kisser, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist (Sepultura)
  • 1968 Arnold Galesloot, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968 Benoit Brunet, Pointe Claire, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1968 Tim Salmon, outfielder (California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1968 Shoichi Funaki, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Toyko
  • 1970 Sandra Whyte-Sweeney, American ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98), born in Saugus, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Tugay Kerimoğlu, Turkish footballer, born in Trabzon, Turkey
  • 1970 Dan Henderson, American Mixed martial artist, born in Downey, California
  • 1971 Pierfrancesco Favino, Italian actor, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1972 Chris Right, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1972 Christian Ruud, tennis star (1989 Norwegian), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1972 Ian Moran, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994, Pitts), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1972 Kurt Miller, pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1972 Ava DuVerna, American director, writer and producer (13th, Selma, Queen Sugar), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1973 Andrew Brunette, Canadian NHL left wing (Washington Capitals), born in Greater Sudbury, Canada
  • 1973 Barret Oliver, actor (Never Ending Story, Secret Garden)
  • 1973 Dave Chappelle, American actor and comedian, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1973 Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer, born in Barendrecht, Netherlands
  • 1973 Carmine Giovinazzo, American actor, born in Port Richmond, New York
  • 1974 Archie Amerson, CFL running back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1974 Tony McCombs, linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1974 Orla Fallon, Irish Vocalist for Celtic Woman, born in Knockananna, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • 1975 Mark de Vries, Surinamese-Dutch footballer, born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1976 Bjorn van der Doelen, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Goirle, Netherlands