Who Was Born Today – August 24 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – August 24 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on August 24
1810 Theodore Parker, anti-slavery movement leader.
1890 Jean Rhys, writer (Wild Sargasso Sea).
1895 Richard Cushing, the director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.
1898 Malcolm Cowley, poet, translator, literary critic and social historian.
1899 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer (Ficciones).
1905 Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, blues singer, a major influence on Elvis Presley.
1915 Alice H.B. Sheldon, science fiction writer and artist, CIA photo-intelligence operative, lecturer at American University and major in the U.S. Army Air Force.
1929 Yasir Arafat, leader of the Palestinian Liberation Movement.
1951 Oscar Hijeulos, novelist (The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love).
1960 Calvin “Cal” Ripken, Jr., shortstop and third baseman for Baltimore Orioles (1981–2001) who broke Lou Gehrig’s record for consecutive games played.
1963 Hideo Kojima, creator and director of video games (Metal Gear series).
1965 Reginald “Reggie” Miller, professional basketball player who set record for most career 3-point field goals (later superseded by Ray Allen); Olympic gold medalist.
1973 Grey DeLisle-Griffin, voice-over actress in animated TV shows (The Fairly OddParents) and video games (Diablo III).
2003 Alexandre Coste, son of Albert II, Prince of Monaco, and former air stewardess Nicole Coste.

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