August 24 Birthdays in History - August 24 Deaths - August 24 Events
1988 Rupert Grint, English Actor
1983 Christopher Parker, born in Lewisham, London, actor, television presenter, appeared in 'Hotel Babylon' BBC series, presenter on 'This Morning' television show
1981 Chad Michael Murray, American Actor
1978 Melissa McElroy, born in Houston, Texas, rhythmic gymnast, U.S. team-96
1976 Bjorn van der Doelen, Dutch soccer player, PSV
1976 Nordin Wooter, Dutch soccer player, Ajax
1974 Archie Amerson, CFL running back for the Hamilton Tiger Cats
1974 Tony McCombs, linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals
1973 Andrew Brunette, Sudbury, NHL left wing for the Washington Capitals
1973 Barret Oliver, actor, Never Ending Story, Secret Garden
1973 Dave Chappelle, American Comedian
1972 Chris Right, CFL receiver, Montreal Alouettes
1972 Christian Ruud, born in Oslo, Norway, tennis star, 1989 Norwegian
1972 Ian Moran, born in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. hockey defenseman, Olympics-1994, Pitts
1972 Kurt Miller, born in Tucson, Arizona, pitcher for the Florida Marlins
1972 Lee DeRamus, for the New Orleans Saints
1970 Dan Henderson, born in Downey, California, 180 lb greco-roman wrestler, 1992, 1996 Olympics
1970 Sandra Whyte, ice hockey forward, USA, 1998 Olympics
1968 Andreas Kisser, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist, Sepultura
1968 Arnold Galesloot, WLAF tight end for the Amsterdam Admirals
1968 Benoit Brunet, Pointe Claire, NHL left wing, Montreal Canadiens
1968 Tim Salmon, born in Long Beach, California, outfielder for the California Angels
1965 Marlee Matlin, Illinois, deaf actress, Children of Lesser God-Academy Award
1965 Reggie Miller, Riverside California, NBA guard, Indiana Pacers, Gold Medal 1996 Olympics
1965 Vince Alcalde, WLAF offensive assistant for the Scottish Claymores
1964 Salizhan Sharkirovich Sharipov, Kirhizia, astronaut, STS-89
1963 John Bush, U.S. heavy metal singer, Anthrax-Armed and Dangerous
1962 Mary Ellen Weber, born in Cleveland, Ohio, PhD/astronaut, STS-70
1962 Craig Kilborn, born in Kansas City, Missouri, comedian, actor, original host of 'The Daily Show', anchor for ESPN's 'Sports Center', host 'The Late Late Show'
1961 Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician, Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode
1961 Mark "Bedders" Bedfored, London, rock bassist, Madness
1961 Jared Harris, born in London, England, actor, known for role of Lane Pryce on 'Mad Men' television series
1960 Cal Ripken, Havre de Grace, Maryland, shortstop, Baltimore Orioles, game streak
1960 Franz Vienboeck, Austria, cosmonaut, Soyuz TM-13
1960 Kris Monaghan, Spokane, Washington, golfer, 1990 Red Robin Kyocera Inamori
1960 Steven W. Lindsey, Arcadia, California, Major USAF/astronaut, STS-87
1959 Adrian Kuiper, cricketer, South African all-rounder
1959 Michel Valke, Dutch soccer player, Sparta, Dordrecht '90
1958 Steve Guttenberg, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Police Academy, Short Circuit
1957 Stephen Fry, born in Hampstead, England, actor, comedian, film director, starred in comedy series, 'Absolute Power', film 'Wilde'
1956 Gerry Cooney, heavyweight boxer, U.S. Olympics team 1980
1955 Jeffrey Daniel, born in Los Angeles, California, rock vocalist, Shalamar
1955 Mike Huckabee, born in Hope, Arkansas, politician, 44th Governor of Arkansas, Republican, candidate for President in 2008, host of 'Huckabee' television talk show
1951 Jimmy Farrar, born in Jacksonville, Florida, rock vocalist, Molly Hatchet
1951 Orson Scott Card, U.S., sci-fi author, Hugo, Nebula, Ender's War
1950 Frank Murray, Australian field hockey national coach, 1992, 1996 Olympics
1949 Anna Lee Fisher, St. Albans, New York, MD/astronaut, STS-51-A
1949 Joe Regalbuto, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Knots Landing, Frank-Murphy Brown
1949 Stephen Harrison Paulus, composer
1949 Bob Holden, American Politician
1947 Joe Manchin, American Politician
1947 Paulo Coelho, Brazilian Novelist
1946 Richard "Dick" N Richards, Key West, USN/astr, STS-28, 41, 50, 64
1946 Richard Richards, American Astronaut
1945 Ken Hensley, rock keyboardist, Blackfoot, Uriah Heep
1945 Malcolm "Mollie" Duncan, Scotland, saxophonist, Average White Band
1945 Vince McMahon, American Entertainer
1944 Gregory Bruce Jarvis, born in Detroit, Michigan, astronaut, STS-25
1944 Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter, Traffic-Something So Strong
1943 John Cipollina, San Francisco Cal, rock guitarist, Quicksilver Messenger Service
1942 Joe Chambers, born in Los Angeles, California, rock guitarist and vocalist, Chambers Brothers
1942 Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck, mathemetician/educator
1942 Max Cleland, American Politician
1941 Ernest Wright, Jr., U.S. rock vocalist, Imperials-So Much
1940 Tony Secunda, rock band manager
1938 David Freiberg, born in Boston, Massachusetts, rock bassist, Quicksilver Messenger
1938 Mason Williams, Abilene, Texas, writer, Smother Brothers Hour
1936 William J. Coyne, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Representative-D-Pennsylvania 1981 - 2003
1936 Kenny Guinn, American Politician
1934 Kenny Baker, actor, R2D2-Star Wars
1934 Roger Donald Dickerson, composer
1932 Richard Graham Meale, composer
1929 William Winfield, rocker, Harptones
1929 Betty Dodson, American Educator
1927 Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist
1927 William V Shannon, journalist/ambassador to Ireland, 1977-81
1924 Louis Teicher, pianist, Ferante and Teicher-Exodus
1923 Helena Carter, Helen Rickerts, U.S. model/actress, River Lady
1922 Rene Levesque, Quebec premier, 1976-85
1922 Howard Zinn, American Historian
1919 "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss/Dutch songwriter/singer
1919 Nils Viggo Bentzon, composer
1918 Ray McIntire, chemical engineer
1917 Dennis James, born in Jersey City, New Jersey, wrestling announcer/TV host, PDQ
1916 Anita V Figueredo, physician/humanitarian
1916 Peter Crichton Kirkpatrick, oarsman
1915 Alice B[radley] Sheldon, U.S., sci-fi author, Byte Beautiful
1915 Wynonie Harris, rocker
1913 Dorothy Comingore, Linda Winters, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Citizen Kane
1912 Durward Kirby, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, TV announcer, Garry Moore Show
1911 Karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister
1911 Leo Ferre, French singer/composer, Silly-aime, Ni Dieu ni maatre
1910 Bernhard Heiden, composer
1909 Ronnie Grieveson, South Africa cricket keeper/batsman, 2 Tests vs. England 1939
1906 Gerald Vann, British Theologian
1905 Donald Douglas, Scotland, actor, I Love You Again
1905 Sven Johan Stolpe, Swedish author, Latt, snabb och om
1904 Rod Redwing, New York, actor, Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory
1902 Fernand Braudel, French historian, Civililization and Capitalism
1900 Preston Foster, Ocean City, New Jersey, actor, Waterfront, Gunslinger
1900 Vasa Prihoda, Czechoslovakian violinist
1899 Johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist, Island of Demons
1899 Jorge Luis Borges, born in Argentina, writer of fiction, essays, Labyrinths
1899 Ruth Schaumann, German painter/writer, Rose, Black King
1898 Albert Claude, Belgium, biologist/physician, Nobel 1974
1898 Malcolm Cowley, Belsano Penn, author, Flowering of New England
1898 Marie J Hugenholtz, Doctor Grandi, surgeon on Curacao
1896 Phil Baker, Philadelphia, comedian, Who's Whose
1895 Richard Cardinal Cushing, American Clergyman
1894 Jean Rhys, Ella Williams, Dominica, writer, Voyage in the Dark
1891 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer
1891 Germaine Loosveldt, Flemish actress, Kniertje in On hope
1890 Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii, swimmer, Olympics-3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24
1890 Franz Philipp, composer
1889 Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet
1886 William Francis Gibbs, naval architect, designed Liberty ships
1880 Joshua L Cowen, inventor, electric train
1880 Miles W L Killearn of Killearn, Scotish baron/diplomat
1879 Rentaro Taki, composer
1872 Max Beerbohm, England, caricaturist/writer/wit, Saturday Review
1865 Ferdinand I VAM, king of Romania
1856 Felix Mottl, composer
1854 Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
1842 Edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter, Slave Market
1839 Eduard Napravnik, composer
1837 Theodore Dubois, composer
1828 George Hume "Maryland" Steuart, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1827 Walter Husted Stevens, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1821 Emmanuele Muzio, composer
1820 Jacopo Tomadini, composer
1817 Aleksei K Tolstoi, Kozjma Prutkov, Russian poet and writer
1816 Daniel Gooch, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables
1810 Theodore Parker, American Theologian
1808 Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1808 Thomas Fenwick Drayton, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1787 James Weddell, Ostend England, Antarctic explorer, Weddell Sea
1772 Willem I Frederik, grand duke of Luxembourg/king of Netherlands, 1814-40
1759 Wilbur Wilberforce, England, crusaded against slavery
1759 William Wilberforce, English Politician
1750 M Laetitia Bonaparte-Ramolino, Madame Mere, mother of Napoleon I
1733 David Traugott Nicolai, composer
1725 Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer
1712 Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician and astronomer
1683 Meinrad Spiess, composer
1669 Alessandro Marcello, composer
1591 Robert Herrick, England, poet, Gather ye rosebuds, baptized
1579 John Amner, composer
1531 Ercole Bottrigari, composer
1420 Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson, Bamberg and Eichstatt
1210 Floris IV, Count of Holland
1113 Geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy