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Mega Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name August 24

Last Updated 09-22-2018

🎵Joe Chambers -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.8/22/1942 or 8/24/1942
Singer, Guitarist
Group Names: The Chambers Bros

🎵Ernest Wright -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.8/24/1938 or 8/24/1939 or 8/24/1941
Hall of Famer, Singer, Rhythm and Blues Musician
Misc: no source agrees on a single year of birth
Group Names: Little Anthony & the Imperials

🎵Ernest Wright -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.8/24/1938 or 8/24/1939 or 8/24/1941
Hall of Famer, Singer, Rhythm and Blues Musician
Misc: no source agrees on a single year of birth
Group Names: Little Anthony & the Imperials

🎵Ernest Wright -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.8/24/1938 or 8/24/1939 or 8/24/1941
Hall of Famer, Singer, Rhythm and Blues Musician
Misc: no source agrees on a single year of birth
Group Names: Little Anthony & the Imperials

Jordan Ashley Aikman -- is 17 in the year 2018 and 18 in the year 2019; b.8/24/2001
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Rhonda and Troy's daughter

🎵🎸Colin Angus -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1961
Modern Rock Performer, Scotish
Group Names: The Shamen

🎭Anne Archer -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1947
TV/Movie Actress, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
Misc: some say b. 1949
TV Shows: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (as Carol); Falcon Crest (as Cassandra Wilder)
Movie Titles: Clear and Present Danger, The Art of War, Fatal Attraction, Patriot Games

💰Richard Bangs -- is 68 in the year 2018 and 69 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1950
Businessperson
Misc: started the world's largest adventure travel company

🏆⚾Chris Batton -- is 64 in the year 2018 and 65 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1954
MLB Pitcher

🎭🎵Reathal Bean -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1942
Actor, Novelty Singer
Group Names: The Doonesbury Break Crew (lead rapper)
Movie Titles: Dancer in the Dark, Almost Famous, Cocktail, The Nanny Diaries

🎵🎸Mark "Bedders" Bedford -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1961 N.S.
Composer/Songwriter, Alternative Rock Bassist, Ska Musician, English
Group Names: Madness

🏆⚾Tony Bernazard -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1956
MLB Second Baseman, Puerto Rican

🎵🎷Steve Berry -- is 61 in the year 2018 and 62 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1957
Jazz Bassist, English

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🎭Blake Berris -- is 34 in the year 2018 and 35 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1984
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Pretty Little Liars (as Damian Hayes), Breaking Bad (as Tucker), The Big Bang Theory (as Kevin)
Movie Titles: Meth Head

🎭🎵Ronee Blakeley -- is 73 in the year 2018 and 74 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1945 N.S.
Actress, Producer/Director, Composer/Songwriter, Songwriter, Singer
Misc: retired from acting in 1990
Movie Titles: A Nightmare on Elm Street, Nashville, The Driver, The Baltimore Bullet

🎭Adam Blampied -- is 31 in the year 2018 and 32 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1987 N.S.
Comedian, English

🎵Jim Brady -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1944
Singer
Misc: some say b. 1937
Group Names: The Sandpipers
Song Titles: Guantanamera

✍🎵🎸Kurt Brecht -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1961
Author, Rock & Roll Singer
Book Titles: Notes From The Nest, The 30-Day Diarrhea Diet Plan, See The Loud Feeling, Whore Stories
Group Names: Dirty Rotten Imbeciles

🏆🏒Benoît Brunet -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1968
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏒Andrew Brunette -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1973
NHL Left Wing, Canadian

🎵🎸John Bush -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1962
Lyricist, Heavy Metal Singer
Group Names: Anthrax

A. S. Byatt -- is 82 in the year 2018 and 83 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1936 N.S.
Novelist, English
Names/Places: RN: Dame Antonia Susan Duffy
Misc: one of the greatest British writers since 1945

🎨🎭🏆Marlene Callahan -- is 81 in the year 2018 and 82 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1937 N.S.
Photographer, Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: November 1957

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🎭Dave Chappelle -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1973 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Producer
TV Shows: Chappelle's Show
Movie Titles: Half Baked, You've Got Mail

J. Maxwell Cleland -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1942
Politician

Paul Coelho -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1947 N.S.
Author, Brazilian

🏆🥊Gerry Cooney -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1956
Boxer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympics-1980

🎭James D'Arcy -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1975 N.S.
Actor, English
TV Shows: Agent Carter (as Edwin Jarvis)
Movie Titles: Master and Commander, Cloud Atlas, Let's Be Cops, After the Dark

🎭🎵Jeffrey Daniel -- is 63 in the year 2018 and 64 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1955
Choreographer, Dancer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Disco Musician
Group Names: Shalamar

🏆Destiny Davis -- is 33 in the year 2018 and 34 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1985
Model, Playmate
Misc: January 2005

🎭🎮🎵Grey DeLisle -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1973 N.S.
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, Singer
Names/Places: aka: Grey Griffin
Misc: prolific voice actress since the 1990s; far too many notable works to list!
TV Shows: Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, The Replacements, Scooby-Doo, The Fairly Odd Parents, Phineas and Ferb, Winx Club, Gravity Falls, The Loud House, Mighty Magiswords, WordGirl, Turbo FAST
Movie Titles: Avatar
Video Games: Batman: Arkham City

🏆🏈Lee DeRamus -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1972
NFL Wide Receiver

🎵🎸Michael "Mike" DeRosier -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1951 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Drummer, Canadian
Group Names: Heart

🎭Ava DuVernay -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1972 N.S.
Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Spider-Man 2 (2004), Selma, I Robot, Collateral Selma

🎵Malcolm "Molly" Duncan -- is 73 in the year 2018 and 74 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1945 N.S.
Tenor, Soprano-sax, Rhythm and Blues Musician, Scotish
Group Names: Average White Band, sessionist

🎭Kevin Dunn -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1956
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: JAG (as Admiral A.Z. Brovo), Samantha Who?, Code Black (as Dr. Taylor), Veep (as Ben Cafferty)
Movie Titles: Warrior, Transformers (series), Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Small Soldiers (voice), Godzilla

🎭Eric Edwards -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1966
Actor

🏆🏈Arian Foster -- is 32 in the year 2018 and 33 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1986 N.S.
NFL Runningback

🎵🎸David Freiberg -- is 80 in the year 2018 and 81 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1938
Hall of Famer, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship

✍🎭Stephen Fry -- is 61 in the year 2018 and 62 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1957
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Producer, English
TV Shows: QI (host)
Movie Titles: V for Vendetta, Sherlock Homles: A Game of Shadows, Alice in Wonderland (2010)

🏆⚾Rafael Furcal -- is 38 in the year 2018 and 39 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1980
MLB Shortstop, Dominican Republican

🏆🏌Buddy Gardner -- is 63 in the year 2018 and 64 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1955
Golfer

🏆⚾Brett Gardner -- is 35 in the year 2018 and 36 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1983 N.S.
MLB Left Fielder, American
Misc: 1x Gold Glove

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📰Major Garrett -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1962
Correspondent, Commentator

🎵Jeffrey Gilbert -- is 35 in the year 2018 and 36 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1983 N.S.
Drummer, Christian/Rock Performer
Group Names: Kutless

🎭Carmine Giovinazzo -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1973
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Shasta McNasty, CSI:NY (as Danny Messner)
Movie Titles: Black Hawk Down, For Love of the Game, Fallen Arches

Poet Sienna Rose Goldberg -- is 13 in the year 2018 and 14 in the year 2019; b.8/24/2005
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Soleil Moon Frye and Jason's daughter

John (Author) Green -- is 41 in the year 2018 and 42 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1977 N.S.
Author

📰David Gregory -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1970
Journalist
TV Shows: Meet the Press

🎭Rupert Grint -- is 30 in the year 2018 and 31 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1988
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Harry Potter (movies as Ron Weasley)

🎭Steve Guttenberg -- is 60 in the year 2018 and 61 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1958 N.S.
Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Billy (as Billy Fisher), No Soap-Radio
Movie Titles: Police Academy (series), Short Circuit, Three Men & a Baby, Cocoon, It Takes Two (movie), Home For The Holidays

🏆🏈Dean Halverson -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1946
NFL Player

🎭Victor Hammer -- is 61 in the year 2018 and 62 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1957
Cinematographer

🎭Steve Hanks -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1953
Actor
TV Shows: BAD Cats

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🎭Jared Harris -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1961
Actor, Producer, English
TV Shows: Mad Men (as Lane Pryce), The Crown (as King George)
Movie Titles: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Resident Evil: Acocalpyse, Lincoln, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

🎵Ken Hensley -- is 73 in the year 2018 and 74 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1945
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Keyboardist, Pianist, English
Group Names: Uriah Heep

Mike Huckabee -- is 63 in the year 2018 and 64 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1955
Governor

🎵Jean-Michael Jarre -- is 70 in the year 2018 and 71 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1948
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Musician, Electronica Performer, New Age Singer, French

🎭🏆Azizi Johari -- is 70 in the year 2018 and 71 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1948
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: June 1975

🏆🥊Rocky Johnson -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1944 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Linton Kwesi Johnson -- is 66 in the year 2018 and 67 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1952
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Scholar, Jamaican

🎭Stephen Keep -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1947
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Flo (as Les Kincaid)

🏆🏈Dan Kepley -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1953
Hall of Famer, CFL Figure, Football Coach, Football Linebacker, American
Misc: in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Edmonton Eskimos

✍🎭Craig Kilborn -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1962
Writer, Actor, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Producer
TV Shows: The Daily Show, The Late Late Show

🎵Darrin Kirkindoll -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1969
Country Performer

🎵🎸Andreas Kisser -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1968
Rock & Roll Guitarist, Brazilian
Group Names: Sepultura

🎭🎵Jeffrey Allen Knight -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1969
Actor, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Nashville, Tennessee
TV Shows: Hunt For The Unicorn Killer (TV 1999)

🎭David Koechner -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1962 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Superior Donuts (as Carl "Tush" Tushinski)

🎮Hideo Kojima -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1963 N.S.
Video Game Designer, Japanese
Misc: founder of Kojima Productions
Video Games: Metal Gear (series), Zone of the Enders, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

🏆🏒Anže Kopitar -- is 31 in the year 2018 and 32 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1987 N.S.
NHL Center, Slovenian

🎭Jennifer Lien -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1974
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Men in Black: The Series, Phenom (as Roanne), Star Trek: Voyager (as Kes, an Ocampa)
Movie Titles: American History X, SLC Punk!

🎭🏆Connie Mason -- is 81 in the year 2018 and 82 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1937 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: June 1963

🎭Marlee Matlin -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1965
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Misc: she gave birth to a girl in real life while her PF character had a boy on the same day (Jan 19, 1996), coincidentally matching the day Lucille Ball delivered on TV and real life in 1953
TV Shows: Reasonable Doubts (as DA Tess Kaufman), Picket Fences (as Mayor Laurie Bey), The West Wing (as Josephine "Joey" Lucas), Switched at Birth (as Melody Bledsoe)
Movie Titles: Children of a Lesser God, The One I Love

🎭🏆🥊Vince McMahon -- is 73 in the year 2018 and 74 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1945
Hall of Famer, Actor, Movie Producer, Announcer, Sports Commentator, Wrestler
Names/Places: RFMN:Vincent Kennedy

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🏆🏀Reggie Miller -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1965
Hall of Famer, NBA Guard, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: RFN:Reginald Wayne
Misc: Dream Team II in the 1994 World Basketball Championships; Indiana Pacers. Retired with the most three-point field goals in NBA history (2,560); 5x NBA All-Star; 3x All-NBA Third Team; J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2004); FIBA World Championship gold medalist (1994); Olympic gold medal (1996); USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2002).
Sports Teams: Indiana Pacers (1987-2005)

🏆⚾Kurt Miller -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1972
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏒Ian Moran -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1972
NHL Defensive, American

🎭Chad Michael Murray -- is 37 in the year 2018 and 38 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1981
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Gilmore Girls, Dawson's Creek, Texas Rising, One Tree Hill (as Lucas Scott), Agent Carter (as Jack Thompson)
Movie Titles: Freaky Friday (2003), A Cinderella Story, House of Wax

🎵🎸Jason Nesmith -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1968
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: The Beauties

🎭Ashley Nicole -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1966
XXX-rated actress

🎭Alex O'Loughlin -- is 42 in the year 2018 and 43 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1976
Actor, Producer, Australian
TV Shows: Hawaii Five-O (as Steve McGarrett)
Movie Titles: The Back-Up Plan, The Holiday, August Rush

🎭Barret Oliver -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1973
Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 1989
Movie Titles: Cocoon, Frankenweenie, Cocoon: The Return, The Never Ending Story

🎵Kristyn Osborn -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1970
Country Singer
Group Names: Shedaisy

Francesca Lilliana Puleo -- is 15 in the year 2018 and 16 in the year 2019; b.8/24/2003
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Nancy St. Alban and Chris's daughter

🏆🏀Michael Redd -- is 39 in the year 2018 and 40 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1979
NBA Player, Olympic Athlete

🎭Joe Regalbuto -- is 69 in the year 2018 and 70 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1949
Actor, Director
TV Shows: The Associates, Knots Landing (as Harry Fisher), Street Hawk, Murphy Brown (as Frank Fontana), George Lopez (director)
Movie Titles: Missing, Raw Deal

Sofia Richie -- is 20 in the year 2018 and 21 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1998
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Diane and Lionel's daughter

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🎭Beth Riesgraf -- is 40 in the year 2018 and 41 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1978
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Director
TV Shows: Leverage
Movie Titles: Alvin and the Chipmunks, Complications

🏆⚾Cal Ripken Jr. -- is 58 in the year 2018 and 59 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1960
Hall of Famer, MLB Shortstop
Misc: 19x All Star, 2x Gold Glove, 8x Silver Slugger; over 2300 hits; AL Rookie of Year (1982); consecutive game playing streak reached 2,009 when '94 players' strike interrupted season on Aug. 12; the streak, which began on May 30, 1982, is longer than Lou Gehrig's 2,130; holder of the record for playing every inning (8243) in 910 games between 1982-87; AL MVP 1983 and 1991, All Star MVP 1991 and 2001; Orioles #8 retired
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles (1981-2001)

🏆⚾Tim Salmon -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1968
MLB Right Fielder

🏆🏈Mike Shanahan -- is 66 in the year 2018 and 67 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1952
NFL Coach

🎵Justine Skye -- is 23 in the year 2018 and 24 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1995 N.S.
Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer

🎵Steven Scott Smalley -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1956
Composer

🎵Marshall Thompson -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1942
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Chi-Lites

🎭🏆🥊James Toney -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1968
Actor, Boxer
Movie Titles: Ali

Richard William Webber -- is 25 in the year 2018 and 26 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1993
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Madeleine Gurdon & Andrew Lloyd's son

🎭Carole Ita White -- is 69 in the year 2018 and 70 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1949
Actress
Names/Places: Jesse's daughter
TV Shows: Helter Skelter (as Big Sal), Laverne & Shirley (as Rosie Greenbaum)
Movie Titles: Falling Down, The Witches of Eastwick, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Grand Canyon

🎨✍🎵Mason Williams -- is 80 in the year 2018 and 81 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1938
Photographer, Author, Comedy Writer, Composer, Songwriter, Folk Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Abilene, Texas
Misc: some say b. 1936
Song Titles: Classical Gas
TV Shows: Andy Williams Show (writer), Glen Campbell Show (writer), Smothers Brothers (regular and writer), Pat Paulsen Show (writer), Saturday Night Live (writer)

🎵William Winfield -- is 89 in the year 2018 and 90 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1929
Singer, Doo Wop Performer
Group Names: The Harptones

🏆Lori Winston -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1944 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: June 1964

🏆🏁🏊Inge de Bruijn -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.8/24/1973 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch Republican

🎭Kenny (Star Wars) Baker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1934 d.8/13/2016 N.S. (81)
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Flash Gordon, The Elephant Man, Star Wars (series as R2-D2), Time Bandits

🏆🏒Murray Balfour -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1936 d.5/30/1965 (28)
NHL Right Wing

🎨✍Sir Max Beerbohm -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1872 d.5/20/1956 (83)
Caricaturist, Author, Essayist, Critic, English
Misc: of Saturday Review

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Earl Derr Biggers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1884 d.4/5/1933 (48)
Author
Misc: created Chinese detective Charlie Chan

🎵Billy Bishop -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1906 d.7/7/1995 (88)
Bandleader
Misc: Big Bands

✍⛪Jorge Luis Borges -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1899 d.6/14/1986 (86)
Essayist, Short Story Writer, Poet, Quaker, Argentine

🏆🏒Russell Bowie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1880 d.4/8/1959 (78)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover
Sports Teams: Montreal Victorias (possibly 1896-1908)

📰Fernand Braudel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1902 d.11/28/1985 (83)
Historian, Educator, French
Misc: one of the most important historiographers of the 20th century.

Angie Brooks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1928 d.9/9/2007 (79)
Diplomat

🎵🎸Danny Joe Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1951 d.3/10/2005 (53)
Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Molly Hatchett

🎵🎸Jim Capaldi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1944 d.1/28/2005 (60)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer, Percussionist, Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Traffic, soloist

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🎭🏆Helena Carter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1923 d.1/11/2000 (76)
Actress, Model

Ramon Castroviejo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1904 d.1/1/1987 (82)
Surgeon, Spanish

🎵🎸John Cipollina -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1943 d.5/29/1989 (45)
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: Mario's brother
Group Names: Quicksilver Messenger Service

Albert Claude -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1899 d.5/22/1983 (83)
Scientist, Microbiologist, Belgiumese, Canadian
Misc: founder of modern cell biology; isolated a cancer virus, Nobel 1974

🎨Alex Colville -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1920 d.7/16/2013 (92)
Painter, Canadian

🎭Dorothy Comingore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1913 d.12/30/1971 (58)
Movie Actress
Movie Titles: Citizen Kane

✍📰Malcolm Cowley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1898 d.3/27/1989 (90)
Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Literary Critic, Journalist, Editor

✍🎭Frank Craven -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1875 d.9/1/1945 (70)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie/Stage Actor

🎵Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1905 N.S. d.3/28/1974 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Blues Singer
Names/Places: aka Percy Lee and Elmer James

Cardinal Richard Cushing -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1895 d.11/2/1970 (75)
Religious Leader

🎭Jerry Damon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1927 d.1/24/1979 (51)
Actor, Announcer
TV Shows: That Was the Week That Was

🏆⚾Alfred Dean -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1915 d.12/21/1970 (55)
MLB Player

🎭Donald Douglas II -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1905 d.12/31/1945 (40)
Actor, Scotish

🎖Clinton Duffy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1898 d.10/11/1982 (84)
Hero
Misc: San Quenton prison warden

🎭Penny Edwards -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1928 d.8/26/1998 (70)
Actress
Misc: (Millicent)

🎭Bobby Ellis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1933 d.11/23/1973 (40)
Actor
TV Shows: Meet Corliss Archer, The Aldrich Family (as Henry Aldrich)

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📰Jimmy Fidler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1898 d.8/9/1988 (89)
Columnist
Misc: Gossip

🎭Preston Foster -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1900 d.7/14/1970 (69)
TV/Movie Actor
Misc: appeared in over 100 movies from the 1930s and onward
TV Shows: Waterfront (as Captain John Herrick), Gunslinger

🎭Hugh Franklin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1916 d.9/26/1986 (70)
Soap Actor
TV Shows: All My Children (as Dr. Charles Tyler)

Henry Gannett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1846 d.11/5/1914 (68)
Geographer
Misc: father of mapmaking

🎨⚛William Francis Gibbs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1886 d.9/6/1967 (81)
Architect, Engineer
Misc: WWII Naval ships and destroyers

🏆🏒Bill Goldsworthy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1944 d.3/29/1996 (51)
NHL Player

Sir Daniel Gooch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1816 d.10/15/1889 (73)
Chef, English
Misc: laid the first successful transatlantic cables

🏆⚾Hank Gowdy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1889 d.8/1/1966 (76)
MLB Player

🎵Wynonie Harris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1915 d.6/14/1969 (53)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Drummer, Blues Singer
Names/Places: NN:Mr. Blues

Robert Herrick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1591 J-LD d.10/15/1674 J-LD (83)
Author, Poet, English
Book Titles: Hesperides (a book of poems)

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Oscar Hijuelos -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1951 d.10/12/2013 (62)
Novelist

🏆⚾Harry B. Hooper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1887 d.12/18/1974 (87)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox (1909-1920), Chicago White Sox (1921-1925)

🎵Claude Hopkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1903 d.2/19/1984 (80)
Arranger, Pianist, Bandleader

Shirley Hufstedler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1925 d.3/30/2016 N.S. (90)
Government Official, Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: Secretrary of Education

🎭🏆Dennis James -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1917 d.6/3/1997 (79)
Actor, TV Host, Game Show Host, Announcer, Sportscaster
TV Shows: Okay Mother, Cash & Carry, Prime Time Boxing, Orig Amateur Hour, Chance of a Lifetime, The Price is Right, Name That Tune

Gregory B. Jarvis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1944 d.1/28/1986 (41)
Astronaut, Engineer

🏆🏁🏊🏄Duke Paoa Kahanamoku -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1890 N.S. d.1/22/1968 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Surfer, Hawaiian
Names/Places: RN: Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku
Misc: 100-m swimmer, won Olympic gold 1912 & 1920; His many swimming records have since been broken, and Duke is now remembered primarily for popularizing surfing, but in his day he was the best swimmer the world had ever seen.

🎭Boris Kaufman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1897 d.6/24/1980 (82)
Movie Producer/Director, Polish

Pearl Kendrick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1890 d.10/8/1980 (90)
Scientist, Microbiologist
Misc: known for co-developing the first vaccine for whooping cough

👑King Alexander II Of Scotland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1198 J-LD d.7/6/1249 J-LD (50)
King
Misc: ruled 1214-49

👑King Ferdinand I -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1865 d.7/20/1927 (61)
King
Misc: of Romania 1914-27

🎭Durward Kirby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1912 d.3/15/2000 (87)
Radio Actor, TV Host, Variety Show Host, Announcer
Names/Places: b. in Covington, Kentucky
TV Shows: Garry Moore Show (as the lanky sidekick on Garry's TV & Radio shows), Candid Camera (cohost)

René Lévesque -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1922 N.S. d.11/1/1987 N.S. (65)
Head of State, Canadian
Misc: Quebec Premier 1976-85

🏆🏁Roger McCluskey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1930 d.8/29/1933 (3)
Auto Racer

🎨Charles Follen McKim -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1847 d.9/14/1909 (62)
Architect

🎵Beny More -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1919 d.2/19/1963 (43)
Arranger, Composer, Singer, Bandleader

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🎵Felix Mottl -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1856 d.7/2/1911 (54)
Conductor, Austrian
Misc: known for his performances of the operas of Richard Wagner.

🎵Eduard Napravnik -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1839 d.11/10/1916 O.S. (77) or 11/23/1916 N.S. (77)
Conductor/Composer, Russian

Theodore Parker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1810 d.5/10/1860 (49)
Clergyman, Religious Leader, American

🎭Rod Redwing -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1904 d.5/30/1971 (66)
Actor

🎖Samuel Chester Reid -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1783 d.1/28/1861 (77)
Naval Officer

🎭Charles Rocket -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1949 d.10/7/2005 (56)
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Moonlighting (semi-regular), Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update (anchor & regular 1980-81, the 1st SNL member fired from NY for saying the 'f' word live just happened to be a Rocket!)

🎵Fred Rose -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1897 d.12/1/1954 (57)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Music Publisher, Pianist, Country Singer
Misc: some say b. 1898

🎵Fred Rose -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1917 d.4/26/1990 (72)
Songwriter, Pop Singer

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🏆🏀Victor A. "Vic" Siegel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1920 N.S. d.7/7/2017 N.S. (96)
Basketball Player

🎵Moses Simons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1889 d.6/28/1945 (55)
Composer, Pianist, Bandleader, Cuban

🎭🎵Hal Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1916 d.1/28/1994 (77)
TV/Movie/Radio Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Singer
TV Shows: Disney (as Goofy, Jiminy Cricket, Winnie the Pooh, etc.), The Andy Griffith Show (as Otis Campbell the town drunk)

🎵Jimmy Soul -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1942 d.6/25/1988 (45)
Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Song Titles: If You Wanna Be Happy

✍📰John Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1580 d.12/??/1653 (73)
Poet, Journalist, English
Names/Places: NN:The Water Poet

🎵Louis Teicher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1924 d.8/3/2008 (83)
Composer, Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Misc: of Ferrante & Teicher

💰Henry Towne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1844 d.10/15/1924 (80)
Manufacturer
Misc: with Linus Yale, founded company based upon Yale's lock invention

🎭James Wallack -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1795 d.12/25/1864 (69)
Stage Actor, British
Misc: theater owner

🎵🎷Paul Webster -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1909 d.5/6/1966 (56)
Jazz Trumpeter
Group Names: Jimmy Lunceford (1935-43), Cab Calloway (1944-52)

James Weddell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1787 d.9/9/1834 (47)
Explorer, Navigator, English
Misc: Antarctic explorer, Weddell Sea

⚖💰William Wilberforce -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1759 d.7/29/1833 (73)
Politician, Philanthropist, Social Reformer, British
Misc: House of Commons; campaigned successfully for the abolition of slavery (1807) in the British Empire.

Joseph Emerson Worcester -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1784 d.10/27/1865 (81)
Lexicographer
Misc: introduced synonyms to definitions

📰Howard Zinn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1922 d.1/27/2010 (87)
Historian

Georg von Reichenbach -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/24/1771 N.S. d.5/21/1826 N.S. (54)
Astronomer, German

Cecil D. Andrus -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1931 d.8/24/2017 N.S. (85)
Governor

🎭Lord Richard Attenborough -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/29/1923 d.8/24/2014 (90)
Movie/Stage Actor, Movie Producer/Director, English
Names/Places: b. in Cambridge
Movie Titles: Miracle On 34th Street (as Santa Claus), Shadowlands, Gandhi (director)

🎖Egbert Benson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/21/1746 d.8/24/1833 (87)
Revolutionary, Scholar

🎭William Henry Betty -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1791 d.8/24/1874 (82)
Stage Actor, British

Michael Butor -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1926 d.8/24/2016 N.S. (89)
Novelist, Essayist, French

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🎭Claire Malis Callaway -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/17/1943 d.8/24/2012 (69)
Actress

Thomas Chatterton -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/20/1752 d.8/24/1770 (17)
Poet, English

Rudolf Clausius -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1822 d.8/24/1888 (66)
Scientist, German
Misc: thermodynamics pioneer

🎭Jerry Clower -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1926 d.8/24/1998 (71)
Comedian
Misc: Country Comedian; b. Aug 28?
TV Shows: Nashville on the Road

🎵🎷Bill Coleman -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/4/1904 d.8/24/1981 (77)
Jazz Trumpeter

🎭Lewis D. Collins -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/12/1899 d.8/24/1954 (55)
Movie Director

🎵Warren Covington -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/7/1921 d.8/24/1999 (78)
Trombonist, Bandleader
Group Names: Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights

🎭Mary Jane Croft -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/15/1916 d.8/24/1999 (83)
TV/Radio Actress
Names/Places: Elliot Lewis' wife
TV Shows: Our Miss Brooks (as Miss Daisy Enright), People's Choice (as voice of Cleo the dog), Ozzie & Harriet (as Clara Randolph), I Love Lucy (as Betty Ramsey 1957), Lucy Show (as Mary Jane Lewis), Here's Lucy (as Mary Jane Lewis)

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✍🎭🎵Gary Crosby -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/27/1933 d.8/24/1995 (62)
Author, Actor, Singer
Names/Places: Bing's son
TV Shows: Bill Dana Show (as Eddie), Adam 12 (as Officer Ed Wells), Chase

Alexander P. De Seversky -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/7/1894 d.8/24/1974 (80)
Aviator, Engineer, Russian

🎖William Friske Dean -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1899 d.8/24/1981 (82)
General
Misc: World War II and the Korean War

🏆⚾Mike Flanagan -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/16/1951 d.8/24/2011 (59)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: AL Cy Young Award winner in 1979
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles

🎭Steve Franken -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/27/1932 d.8/24/2012 (80)
Actor
TV Shows: Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (as Chatsworth Osborne Jr.)
Movie Titles: Mr. Novak, The Lieutenant

🎭Leonard Frey -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/4/1938 d.8/24/1988 (49)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Best of the West (as Parker Tillman)
Movie Titles: Fiddler On The Roof

🎭Billy Greene -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1897 d.8/24/1973 (76)
Actor
TV Shows: One Man's Family

🎭Jane Greer -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/9/1924 d.8/24/2001 (76)
Movie Actress

🎭Stanley Grover -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/28/1926 d.8/24/1997 (71)
Actor
TV Shows: L.A. Law (occasional)

🏆🏌Paul Harney -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/11/1929 d.8/24/2011 (82)
Golfer

🎭Julie Harris -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/2/1925 d.8/24/2013 (87)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in Grosse Pointe, MI
TV Shows: Backstairs at the White House, The Family Holvak, Knots Landing (as Lilimae Clements), East of Eden
Movie Titles: Gorillas in the Mist, The Haunting

Theodore Edward Hook -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/22/1788 d.8/24/1841 (52)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, English

💰Kazuo Iwama -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1919 d.8/24/1982 (63)
Executive, Japanese
Misc: prez and chairman Sony Corp

🎭Lani Kai -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/15/1936 d.8/24/1999 (63)
Actor

💰Henry J. Kaiser -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/9/1882 d.8/24/1967 (85)
Industrialist
Misc: steel & aluminum empire founder; builder (Liberty Ships, Jeeps, Boulder Dam)

🎭James Kirkwood -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1875 d.8/24/1963 (88)
Actor

🎭🎵Mark Lawrence -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1921 d.8/24/1991 N.S. (70)
Actor, Producer, Composer, Pianist

📰🎭Robin Leach -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/29/1941 N.S. d.8/24/2018 N.S. (76)
Journalist, TV Host, Producer, English
Names/Places: b. in London, England
TV Shows: Fame Fortune & Romance, Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous, Runaway with the Rich & Famous
Movie Titles: She-Devil, Maxed Out, Troop Beverly Hills

🎭Margaret I Leighton -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1852 d.8/24/1908 (56)
Actress
Misc: few give b. Jan 1

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🎖⚛Clara Louise Maass -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/28/1876 d.8/24/1901 (25)
Hero, Nurse

🏆🏒Ron "Chico" Maki -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/17/1939 N.S. d.8/24/2015 N.S. (76)
NHL Player, Canadian
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks

🎭E. G. Marshall -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1914 d.8/24/1998 (84)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. in Owatonna, MN; FMN:Everybody's Guess???, maybe Everett G.? Try Edda Gunnar
Misc: appearred on Kraft, Philco, Goodyear, Playhouse 90, etc 100s times; most say 1910, but E.G. corrected his birth year in an October 1997 Parade Magazine interview
TV Shows: The Defenders (as Lawrence Preston), The New Doctors (as Dr. David Craig), The Gangster Chronicles (narrator); Chicago Hope (as Dr. Arthur Thurmond)

Jan Matzeliger -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/15/1852 d.8/24/1889 (36)
Inventor
Misc: best known for his shoe-lasting machine that mechanically shaped the upper portions of shoes.

🏆⚽Robert Lowe "Bob" McPhail -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1905 N.S. d.8/24/2000 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scotish

James C. McReynolds -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1862 d.8/24/1946 (84)
Supreme Court Justice
Misc: Supreme Court Justice 1914-41 who wasa leading force in striking down the early New Deal program of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

🎭Kenji Mizoguchi -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/16/1898 d.8/24/1956 (58)
Movie Actor, Director, Japanese

🎵🎷Tete Montoliu -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/28/1933 d.8/24/1997 (64)
Pianist, Jazz Performer, Spanish

Tad Mosel -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/1/1922 d.8/24/2008 (86)
Dramatist/Playwright

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✍⚛Scott Nearing -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1883 d.8/24/1983 (100)
Author, Sociologist

Paul Gottlieb Nipkow -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1860 d.8/24/1940 (80)
Inventor
Misc: discovered television's scanning principle, in which the light intensities of small portions of an image are successively analyzed and transmitted.

🎭Barry Norton -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/16/1905 d.8/24/1956 (51)
Actor, Argentine

🏆🏒Herbert William "Buddy" O'Connor -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/21/1916 N.S. d.8/24/1977 N.S. (61)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: playing career 1941-1951
Sports Teams: Montreal Royals, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers

🎵Gene Page -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1940 d.8/24/1998 (57)
Arranger

🎨Parmigiano -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1503 d.8/24/1540 (37)
Painter, Italian

Pliny -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/23AD d.8/24/79AD
Scholar
Names/Places: Roman; aka Pliny The Elder

🎵🎷Louis Prima -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/7/1910 d.8/24/1978 (67)
Composer/Songwriter, Lyricist, Bandleader, Jazz Singer, Jazz Trumpeter
Song Titles: That Old Black Magic
Movie Titles: The Jungle Book

🎭Amanda Randolph -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1896 d.8/24/1967 (70)
Radio Actress, TV/Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: Lillian's sister
TV Shows: Amos 'n Andy (as Sapphire's mama Ramona Smith), Danny Thomas Show (as Louise)

💰Charles Revson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/11/1906 d.8/24/1975 (68)
Cosmetic Executive
Misc: Revlon founder

John Rhodes -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/18/1916 d.8/24/2003 (86)
Congressperson

✍🎭Ann Richards -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1917 d.8/24/2006 (88)
Author, Actress
Misc: not the Texas governor

✍⛪Stephen Riggs -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/23/1812 d.8/24/1883 (71)
Author, Linguist, Missionary

Bayard Rustin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1910 d.8/24/1987 (77)
Civil Rights Leader, Political Activist

🏆🏁🎿Toni Sailer -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/17/1935 d.8/24/2009 (73)
Skier, Olympic Athlete, Austrian
Names/Places: aka:Anton
Misc: was the first to win three alpine gold medals in the Winter Olympics--taking downhill, slalom and giant slalom events in 1956.

Saint Rose Of Lima -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/20/1586 d.8/24/1617 (31)
Religionist
Misc: a Spanish colonist in Lima, Peru.

🏆⚾Hank Sauer -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1917 d.8/24/2001 (84)
MLB Left Fielder
Misc: ML MVP 1952; hit 37 homers and drove in 121 runs in 1952
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs

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Félix-Antoine Savard -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/31/1896 d.8/24/1982 (85)
Novelist, Poet, Canadian, French
Misc: folklorist, priest

🎵Leopold Simoneau -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1916 d.8/24/2006 (90)
Opera Singer, Canadian

Kate Douglas Smith-Wiggin -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1856 N.S. d.8/24/1923 N.S. (66)
Children's Author, Educator, English
Names/Places: RLN:Smith
Misc: free kindergarten founder

🏆🏒"Hooley" Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/7/1903 d.8/24/1963 (60)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, NHL Defensive, NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1924-1941
Sports Teams: Toronto Granites, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Maroons, Boston Bruins, New York Americans

🎭Jack Somack -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1918 d.8/24/1983 (64)
Actor
TV Shows: Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show

🎵Nat Stuckey -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/17/1933 d.8/24/1988 (54)
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Cass Country, Texas
Misc: not b. 1937 and not d. 1989

🎭🎵Jay Thomas -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1948 d.8/24/2017 N.S. (69)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Producer, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: RFN:John
Misc: Power 106 D.J. 1980s-90s
TV Shows: Mork & Mindy (as Remo DaVinci), Cheers (as Eddie LeBec), Murphy Brown (as Jerry Gold), Married People (as Russell Meyers), Love & War (as Jack Styne)
Movie Titles: Mr. Holland's Opus, Dragonfly, The Santa Clause 2

🏆🥊Vivian Vachon -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1951 N.S. d.8/24/1991 N.S. (40)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Diane Vachon

Adam Johann Von Krusenstern -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/19/1770 d.8/24/1846 (75)
Navigator, Russian

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🎭Zena Walker -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/7/1934 d.8/24/2003 (69)
Actress, English

Simone Weil -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1909 d.8/24/1943 (34)
Philosopher, French

🏆🏁Justin Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/31/1978 N.S. d.8/24/2015 N.S. (37)
Auto Racer

Benjamin Wright -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/10/1770 d.8/24/1842 (71)
Engineer
Misc: directed the construction of the Erie Canal. Because he trained so many engineers on that project, Wright has been called the "father of American engineering."

🎭🎵Phil Baker -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.8/24/1896 or 8/26/1896 N.S. d.11/30/1963 (67)
Movie Actor, Radio Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Songwriter
Misc: host of "Take It or Leave It" on NBC Radio (1941-1947); popular old time radio personality who partnered with Ben Bernie; some say b. 1898; sources can't agree on date of birth

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