Birthdays of Personalities on August 24

1113 :Geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy
1210 :Floris IV, Count of Holland
1420 :Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichst„tt)
1591 :Robert Herrick, England, poet (Gather ye rosebuds) (baptized)
1694 :Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king [or 8/25]
1712 :Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer
1750 :M Laetitia Bonaparte-Ramolino, [Madame MŠre], mother of Napoleon
1750 :M Laetitia Bonaparte-Ramolino, [Madame MŠre], mother of Napoleon I
1759 :Wilbur Wilberforce, England, crusaded against slavery
1772 :Willem I Frederik, grand duke of Luxembourg/king of Neth (1814-4
1772 :Willem I Frederik, grand duke of Luxembourg/king of Neth (1814-40)
1787 :James Weddell, Ostend England, Antarctic explorer (Weddell Sea)
1808 :Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1808 :Thomas Fenwick Drayton, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in
1808 :Thomas Fenwick Drayton, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1891
1816 :Daniel Gooch, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables
1817 :Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [OS]
1827 :Walter Husted Stevens, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in
1827 :Walter Husted Stevens, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1867
1828 :George Hume "Maryland" Steuart, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1828 :George Hume Maryland Steuart, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1842 :Edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market)
1865 :Ferdinand I VAM, king of Romania
1872 :Max Beerbohm, England, caricaturist/writer/wit (Saturday Review)
1880 :Joshua L Cowen, inventor (electric train)
1880 :Miles W L Killearn of Killearn, Scotish baron/diplomat
1886 :William Francis Gibbs, naval architect, designed Liberty ships
1889 :Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet
1894 :Jean Rhys, [Ella Williams], Dominica, writer (Voyage in the Dark
1894 :Jean Rhys, [Ella Williams], Dominica, writer (Voyage in the Dark)
1896 :Phil Baker, Phila, comedian (Who's Whose)
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 Cura‡ao
1899 :Johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons)
1899 :Jorge Luis Borges, Argentina, writer of fiction, essays (Labyrin
1899 :Jorge Luis Borges, Argentina, writer of fiction, essays (Labyrinths)
1899 :Ruth Schaumann, German painter/writer (Rose, Black King)
1900 :V sa Pr¡hoda, Czech violinist
1902 :Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civililization & Capitalism)
1905 :Sven Johan Stolpe, Swedish author (L„tt, snabb och ”m)
1911 :Karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister
1912 :Durward Kirby, Indianapolis Ind, TV announcer (Garry Moore Show)
1915 :Alice B[radley] Sheldon, US, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful)
1915 :Wynonie Harris, rocker
1916 :Anita V Figueredo, physician/humanitarian
1916 :Peter Crichton Kirkpatrick, oarsman
1918 :Ray McIntire, chemical engineer
1919 :"Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss/Dutch songwriter/singer
1919 :Drs P [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss/Dutch songwriter/singer
1922 :R‚ne L‚vesque, Quebec premier (1976-85)
1924 :Louis Teicher, pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus)
1927 :Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist
1927 :William V Shannon, journalist/ambassador to Ireland (1977-81)
1929 :William Winfield, rocker (Harptones)
1936 :William J Coyne, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania, 1981- )
1938 :David Freiberg, Boston MA, rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger)
1938 :Mason Williams, Abilene Tx, writer (Smother Brothers Hour)
1940 :Don Cormier Sr, horse trainer
1940 :Tony Secunda, rock band manager
1941 :Ernest Wright Jr, US rock vocalist (Imperials-So Much)
1942 :Joe Chambers, LA Calif, rock guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothe
1942 :Joe Chambers, LA Calif, rock guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)
1942 :Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck, mathemetician/educator
1943 :John Cipollina, SF Cal, rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Se
1943 :John Cipollina, SF Cal, rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
1944 :Gregory Bruce Jarvis, Detroit Mich, astronaut (STS 25)
1944 :Jim Capaldi, English singer/songwriter (Traffic-Something So Str
1944 :Jim Capaldi, English singer/songwriter (Traffic-Something So Strong)
1945 :Ken Hensley, rock keyboardist (Blackfoot, Uriah Heep)
1945 :Malcolm "Mollie" Duncan, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)
1945 :Malcolm Mollie Duncan, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Ba
1946 :Richard "Dick" N Richards, Key West, USN/astr (STS 28, 41, 50, 64)
1946 :Richard Dick N Richards, Key West, USN/astr (STS 28, 41, 50, 6
1949 :Anna Lee Fisher, St Albans NY, MD/astronaut (STS 51-A)
1951 :Jimmy Farrar, Jacksonville Fl, rock vocalist (Molly Hatchet)
1951 :Orson Scott Card, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Ender's War)
1955 :Jeffrey Daniel, LA CA, rock vocalist (Shalamar)
1960 :Cal Ripken, Havre de Grace MD, shortstop (Balt Orioles, game str
1960 :Cal Ripken, Havre de Grace MD, shortstop (Balt Orioles, game streak)
1960 :David Guillory, jockey
1960 :Franz Vienboeck, Austria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13)
1960 :Steven W Lindsey, Arcadia Calif, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 87, s
1960 :Steven W Lindsey, Arcadia Calif, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 87, sk:95)
1961 :Cal Ripkin Jr, all-star shortstop (Balt Orioles)
1961 :Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician (Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode)
1961 :Mark "Bedders" Bedfored, London, rock bassist (Madness)
1961 :Mark Bedders Bedfored, London, rock bassist (Madness)
1962 :Mary Ellen Weber, Cleveland Ohio, PhD/astronaut (STS 70)
1963 :John Bush, US heavy metal singer (Anthrax-Armed & Dangerous)
1964 :Pebbles, rock vocalist (Girlfriend)
1964 :Salizhan Sharkirovich Sharipov, Kirhizia, astronaut (STS-89)
1965 :Casey Lambert, jockey
1965 :Vince Alcalde, WLAF offensive assistant (Scottish Claymores)
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, Long Beach CA, outfielder (California Angels)
1972 :Chris Right, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
1972 :Lee DeRamus, (NO Saints)
1973 :Andrew Brunette, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals)
1974 :Archie Amerson, CFL running back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1974 :Tony McCombs, linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
1978 :Melissa McElroy, Houston Tx, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)



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