Who Was Born Today – September 24 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – September 24 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on September 24
1501 Gerolamo Cardano, mathematician, author of Games of Chance, the first systematic computation of probabilities.
1717 Horace Walpole, author, creator of the Gothic novel genre.
1755 John Marshall, fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court and U.S. secretary of state.
1870 George Claude, French engineer, inventor of the neon light.
1894 E. Franklin Frazier, first African-American president of the American Sociological Society.
1896 Francis Scott Key (F. Scott) Fitzgerald, novelist best known for The Great Gatsby.
1911 Konstantin Chernenko, president of the Soviet Union 1984-1985.
1936 Jim Henson, puppeteer who created the “Muppets” in 1954 and television’s Sesame Street.
1941 Linda McCartney, singer, photographer, activist; member of band Wings; former wife of Beatles member Paul McCartney.
1945 Louis “Lou” Dobbs, TV personality (Lou Dobbs Tonight, CNN), radio host (Fox Business Network).
1946 “Mean Joe” Greene, pro football player (Pittsburgh Steelers) considered one of the greatest defensive linemen ever to play in the NFL; member of Pro Football Hall of Fame.
1969 Paul Ray Smith, US Army Sergeant, received Medal of Honor posthumously during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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