Who Was Born Today – October 24 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – October 24 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on October 24
1632 Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch naturalist.
1788 Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included “Mary Had a Little Lamb” (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904 Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can’t Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911 Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923 Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929 George Henry Crumb, American composer.
1930 The Big Bopper (Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr.), singer, songwriter, musician; an early star of rock ‘n’ roll (“Chantilly Lace”), he died in the same plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the pilot, Roger Peterson.
1933 Ronald and Reginald Kray, gangsters whose gang, The Firm, was the most infamous organized crime group in London’s East End in the 1950s and ’60s.
1941 Dr. William H. Dobelle, biomedical researcher who developed technology that restored limited sight to blind patients.
1942 Frank Delany, Irish author, journalist, broadcaster; best known for his novel Ireland and non-fiction book Simple Courage: A True Story of Peril on the Sea.
1958 Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, US Army’s Deputy Director of Operations during the Iraq War that deposed dictator Saddam Hussein; presently (2013) commander of Third Army.

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