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History Births on August 24

Marcel Goc
Marcel Goc, German ice hockey player


Mark Cerny
Mark Cerny, American video game designer, programmer, producer and business executive


J. Gordon Edwards (entomologist and mountaineer)
J. Gordon Edwards, American entomologist, mountaineer, and DDT advocate (d. 2004)


Jean-Luc Brassard
Jean-Luc Brassard, Canadian skier and radio host


Emile Roemer
Emile Roemer, Dutch educator and politician


Albert Claude
Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)


Carlo Gambino
Carlo Gambino, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1976)


Ron Holloway
Ron Holloway, American saxophonist


Charlie Villanueva
Charlie Villanueva, American basketball player


Kenny Guinn
Kenny Guinn, American banker and politician, 27th Governor of Nevada (d. 2010)


Max Beerbohm
Max Beerbohm, English essayist, parodist, and caricaturist (d. 1956)


John Green (author)
John Green, American author and vlogger


Tosia Altman
Tosia Altman, member of the Polish resistance in World War II (d. 1943)


Robert Herrick (poet)
Robert Herrick, English poet and cleric (d. 1674)


Andreas Kisser
Andreas Kisser, Brazilian guitarist, songwriter, and producer


Jennifer Lien
Jennifer Lien, American actress


Wynonie Harris
Wynonie Harris, American singer and guitarist (d. 1969)


Derek Morris (ice hockey)
Derek Morris, Canadian ice hockey player


Alain Daigle
Alain Daigle, Canadian ice hockey player


José Bosingwa
José Bosingwa, Portuguese footballer


Oscar Hijuelos
Oscar Hijuelos, American author and academic (d. 2013)


Gregory Jarvis
Gregory Jarvis, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1986)


Marion Bloem
Marion Bloem, Dutch author, director, and painter


Alexander II of Scotland
Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)


Vince McMahon
Vince McMahon, American wrestler, promoter, and entrepreneur; co-founded WWE


Roger De Vlaeminck
Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian cyclist and coach


Jürgen Macho
Jürgen Macho, Austrian footballer


James Weddell
James Weddell, Belgian-English sailor, hunter, and explorer (d. 1834)


Bill Goldsworthy
Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996)


Francis Pangilinan
Francis Pangilinan, Filipino lawyer and politician


Gerry Cooney
Gerry Cooney, American boxer


Ronnie Grieveson
Ronnie Grieveson, South African cricketer and soldier (d. 1998)


John I of Castile
John I of Castile (d. 1390)


Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1794)


Joel Thompson (rugby league)
Joel Thompson, Australian rugby league player


Zonia Baber
Zonia Baber, American geographer and geologist (d. 1956)


Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay, American director and screenwriter


Moshood Abiola
Moshood Abiola, Nigerian businessman and politician (d. 1998)


Théodore Dubois
Théodore Dubois, French organist, composer, and educator (d. 1924)


Tom Kendall
Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer and journalist (d. 1924)


Roger McCluskey
Roger McCluskey, American race car driver (d. 1993)


Max Cleland
Max Cleland, American captain and politician


Francine Lalonde
Francine Lalonde, Canadian educator and politician (d. 2014)


Arthur III, Duke of Brittany
Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)


Chad Michael Murray
Chad Michael Murray, American model and actor


Philip Henry
Philip Henry, English minister (d. 1696)


Alaungpaya, Burmese king (d. 1760)


Andrew Brunette
Andrew Brunette, Canadian ice hockey player and coach


Tim D. White
Tim D. White, American paleoanthropologist and academic


Kim Källström
Kim Källström, Swedish footballer


Joe Manchin
Joe Manchin, American politician, 34th Governor of West Virginia


Karl Hanke
Karl Hanke, German businessman and politician (d. 1945)


Rich Beem
Rich Beem, American golfer


William I of the Netherlands
William I of the Netherlands (d. 1840)


Sam Torrance
Sam Torrance, Scottish golfer and sportscaster


Fernand Braudel
Fernand Braudel, French historian and academic (d. 1985)


Sir Robert Munro, 6th Baronet
Sir Robert Munro, 6th Baronet, British politician (d. 1746)


John, Hereditary Prince of Saxony
John, Hereditary Prince of Saxony (d. 1537)


Tugay Kerimo?lu
Tugay Kerimo?lu, Turkish footballer and manager


Valentine Baker (pilot)
Valentine Baker, Welsh co-founder of the Martin-Baker Aircraft Company (d. 1942)


Stephen Paulus
Stephen Paulus, American composer and educator (d. 2014)


Dragutin Lerman
Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (d. 1918)


Malcolm Cowley
Malcolm Cowley, American novelist, poet, literary critic (d. 1989)


Joseph Akpala
Joseph Akpala, Nigerian footballer


Howard Zinn
Howard Zinn, American historian, author, and activist (d. 2010)


Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk
Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk (d. 1626)


Anže Kopitar
Anže Kopitar, Slovenian ice hockey player


Roberto Colombo (footballer)
Roberto Colombo, Italian footballer


Alex Colville
Alex Colville, Canadian painter and academic (d. 2013)


Salizhan Sharipov
Salizhan Sharipov, Kyrgyzstani-Russian lieutenant, pilot, and astronaut


Daichi Miura
Daichi Miura, Japanese singer-songwriter, dancer, and choreographer


David Freiberg
David Freiberg, American singer and bass player


James Calhoun (soldier)
James Calhoun, American lieutenant (d. 1876)


Arian Foster
Arian Foster, American football player


Bob Corker
Bob Corker, American businessman and politician


Alan M. Roberts
Alan M. Roberts, Professor of Zoology at the University of Bristol


Peder Griffenfeld
Peder Griffenfeld, Danish lawyer and politician (d. 1699)


Sam Tingle
Sam Tingle, English-Zimbabwean race car driver (d. 2008)


Fabiano Santacroce
Fabiano Santacroce, Italian footballer


Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou
Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)


Alexander McCall Smith
Alexander McCall Smith, Rhodesian-Scottish author and educator


Michael Thomas (footballer, born 1967)
Michael Thomas, English footballer


Earl Derr Biggers
Earl Derr Biggers, American author and playwright (d. 1933)


Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry, English actor, journalist, producer, and screenwriter


Durward Kirby
Durward Kirby, American television host and announcer (d. 2000)


Anjali Devi
Anjali Devi, Indian actress and producer (d. 2014)


John Cipollina
John Cipollina, American rock guitarist (d. 1989)


Boyd Dunlop Morehead
Boyd Dunlop Morehead, Australian politician, 10th Premier of Queensland (d. 1905)


Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author and songwriter


Jared Harris
Jared Harris, English actor


Meg Munn
Meg Munn, English social worker and politician


Todd Young
Todd Young, American politician


David Bowman (politician)
David Bowman, Australian lawyer and politician (d. 1916)


Siaka Stevens
Siaka Stevens, Sierra Leonean police officer and politician, 1st President of Sierra Leone (d. 1988)


Mason Williams
Mason Williams, American guitarist and composer


Cormac Murphy-O'Connor
Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, English cardinal (d. 2017)


Robert Enke
Robert Enke, German footballer (d. 2009)


Orlando Engelaar
Orlando Engelaar, Dutch footballer


Rocky Johnson
Rocky Johnson, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer


Camila Giangreco Campiz
Camila Giangreco Campiz, Paraguayan tennis player


Yasser Arafat
Yasser Arafat, Egyptian-Palestinian engineer and politician, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (d. 2004)


A. S. Byatt
A. S. Byatt, English novelist and poet


Kenny Baker (English actor)
Kenny Baker, English actor (d. 2016)


Linton Kwesi Johnson
Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jamaican dub poet


Shivaram Rajguru
Shivaram Rajguru, Indian activist (d. 1931)


Anne Archer
Anne Archer, American actress and producer


Hideo Kojima
Hideo Kojima, Japanese director, screenwriter, video game designer and video game producer


Duke Kahanamoku
Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer, actor, and surfer (d. 1968)


Rocío Igarzábal
Rocío Igarzábal, Argentinian actress and singer


Elisabeth of Brandenburg, Duchess of Brunswick-Calenberg-Göttingen
Elisabeth of Brandenburg, Duchess of Brunswick-Calenberg-Göttingen (d. 1558)


Marlee Matlin
Marlee Matlin, American actress and producer


Preston Foster
Preston Foster, American actor (d. 1970)


Betty Dodson
Betty Dodson, American author and educator


Kaki King
Kaki King, American guitarist and composer


Major Garrett
Major Garrett, American journalist and author


Denílson de Oliveira Araújo
Denílson de Oliveira Araújo, Brazilian footballer


John Culberson
John Culberson, American lawyer and politician


Brett Gardner
Brett Gardner, American baseball player


Rupert Grint
Rupert Grint, English actor


Jemerson, Brazilian footballer


Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele, Nigerian actress


Nick Denton
Nick Denton, English journalist and businessman, founded Gawker Media


Vahur Afanasjev
Vahur Afanasjev, Estonian author and poet


Mike Huckabee
Mike Huckabee, American minister and politician, 44th Governor of Arkansas


Harry Hooper
Harry Hooper, American baseball player (d. 1974)


Ferdinand I of Romania
Ferdinand I of Romania (d. 1927)


Steve Guttenberg
Steve Guttenberg, American actor and producer


Juan Pedro Lanzani
Juan Pedro Lanzani, Argentinian actor and singer


Vladimir Masorin
Vladimir Masorin, Russian admiral


Jorge Luis Borges
Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator (d. 1986)


Shoichi Funaki
Shoichi Funaki, Japanese-American wrestler and sportscaster


Ken Hensley
Ken Hensley, English rock singer-songwriter and musician


John Taylor (poet)
John Taylor, English poet and author (d. 1653)


Allen Robinson
Allen Robinson, American football player


Tim Salmon
Tim Salmon, American baseball player and sportscaster


Inge de Bruijn
Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer


Ronee Blakley
Ronee Blakley, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress


Mike Shanahan
Mike Shanahan, American football player and coach


Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida, Japanese footballer


Thomas Rotherham
Thomas Rotherham, English cleric (d. 1500)


Wang Zhen (racewalker)
Wang Zhen, Chinese race walker


Michael Redd
Michael Redd, American basketball player


William Wilberforce
William Wilberforce, English philanthropist and politician (d. 1833)


Lavinia Fontana
Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter and educator (d. 1614)


Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle, American comedian, actor, producer and screenwriter


Jean Rhys
Jean Rhys, Dominican-English novelist (d. 1979)


Erin Molan
Erin Molan, Australian journalist and sportscaster


Sophia Brahe
Sophia Brahe, Danish horticulturalist and astronomer (d. 1643)


Alex O'Loughlin
Alex O'Loughlin, Australian actor, writer, director, and producer


Arthur Jensen
Arthur Jensen, American psychologist and academic (d. 2012)


Madsen Pirie
Madsen Pirie, British academic, President and co-founder of the Adam Smith Institute


Charles Snead Houston
Charles Snead Houston, American physician and mountaineer (d. 2009)


Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card, American novelist, critic, public speaker, essayist, and columnist


Antonio Stoppani
Antonio Stoppani, Italian geologist and scholar (d. 1891)


George Perris
George Perris, Greek-French singer-songwriter and pianist


Reggie Miller
Reggie Miller, American basketball player and sportscaster


Richard Cushing
Richard Cushing, American cardinal (d. 1970)


René Lévesque
René Lévesque, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Premier of Quebec (d. 1987)


Lady Amelia Windsor, member of the British royal family
Reynaldo, Brazilian footballer
Manu Ma'u, New Zealand rugby league player
Nick Adenhart, American baseball player (d. 2009)
Glen Atle Larsen, Norwegian footballer
Per Gade, Danish footballer
Nordin Wooter, Surinamese-Dutch footballer
Simon Dennis, English rower and academic
Mark de Vries, Surinamese-Dutch footballer
Jans Koerts, Dutch cyclist
Benoît Brunet, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
Brian Rajadurai, Sri Lankan-Canadian cricketer
Éric Bernard, French race car driver
Cal Ripken, Jr., American baseball player and coach
Chris Offutt, American author and academic
Jeffrey Daniel, American singer-songwriter and dancer
Dick Lee, Singaporean singer-songwriter and playwright
Heini Otto, Dutch footballer, coach, and manager
Ian Grob, English race car driver
Carlo Curley, American organist and educator (d. 2012)
Danny Joe Brown, American southern rock singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2005)
John Banaszak, American football player and coach
Charles Rocket, American actor (d. 2005)
Sauli Niinistö, Finnish captain and politician, 12th President of Finland


Jean Michel Jarre, French pianist, composer, and producer
Kim Sung-il, South Korean commander and pilot
Jim Fox, American rock drummer and organist
Marsha P. Johnson, African American gay liberation activist and drag queen
Molly Duncan, Scottish saxophonist
Henry Braden, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
Jimmy Soul, American pop-soul singer (d. 1988)
Peter Gummer, Baron Chadlington, English businessman
Keith Savage, English rugby player
Susan Sheehan, Austrian-American journalist and author
Arthur B. C. Walker, Jr., American physicist and academic (d. 2001)
Prince Rupert Loewenstein, Spanish-English banker and manager (d. 2014)
Richard Meale, Australian pianist and composer (d. 2009)
Robert D. Hales, American captain and religious leader (d. 2017)
Jackie Brenston, American singer-songwriter and saxophonist (d. 1979)
Harry Markowitz, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
David Ireland, Australian author and playwright
Nancy Spero, American painter and academic (d. 2009)
Louis Teicher, American pianist (Ferrante & Teicher) (d. 2008)
Alyn Ainsworth, English singer and conductor (d. 1990)
Eric Simms, English ornithologist and conservationist (d. 2009)
Enrique Llanes, Mexican wrestler (d. 2004)
Sikander Bakht, Indian field hockey player and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (d. 2004)
Dennis James, American game show host (d. 1997)
James Tiptree, Jr., American psychologist and author (d. 1987)
Bruno Giacometti, Swiss architect, designed the Hallenstadion (d. 2012)
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1974)
Ida Cook, English campaigner for Jewish refugees, and romantic novelist as Mary Burchell (d. 1986)
Maria Zubreeva, Soviet painter, graphic artist, and designer (d. 1991)
Gaylord DuBois, American author and poet (d. 1993)
Fred Rose, American pianist, songwriter, and publisher (d. 1954)
Haim Ernst Wertheimer, German-Israeli biochemist and academic (d. 1978)
Peter Ernst Wilde, German physician and journalist (d. 1785)
Fujiwara no Genshi, Japanese empress consort (d. 1039)