On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1890

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer, surfer (Olympics 3 gold, 2 silver 1912, 20, 24), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 1968)
  • Franz Philipp, German composer, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Jean Rhys [Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams], British writer (Voyage in the Dark), born in Roseau, Dominica (d. 1979)