February 24

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Birthdays


Wilhelm Grimm 1786 - Author with brother Jakob Grimm (Grimm's Fairy Tales: Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White, The Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb)


Winslow Homer 1836 - Artist


Honus (John Peter) Wagner 1874 - Baseball player, "The Flying Dutchman"


Chester Nimitz 1885 - U.S. Navy Admiral, WWII Commander in Chief, signed the Japanese surrender papers
Today in World War II History


Marjorie Main (Mary Tomlinson) 1890 - Actress ("Ma and Pa Kettle", "The Egg and I")


Zachary Scott (Zachary Thomson Scott, Jr.) 1914 - Actor ("Flamingo Road", "The Young One")


Abe Vigoda 1921 - Actor ("Barney Miller", "The Godfather")


Steven Hill 1922 - Actor ("Law & Order", "Mission: Impossible", "Leagle Eagles")


Mark Lane 1927 - Attorney, author ("Rush to Judgment"), conspiracy theorist regarding the JFK assassination


Bubba (John Melvin) Phillips 1928 - Baseball player


Richard B. Shull 1929 - Actor ("Splash")


Barbara Lawrence 1930


Dominic Chianese 1931 - Actor ("The Sopranos"), singer


John Vernon 1932 - Actor ("The Outlaw Jose Wales", "Dirty Harry")


Michel Legrand 1932 - Composer


Linda Cristal 1936


Renata Scotto 1936 - Opera singer


Lance Reventlow 1936 - Auto racer, son of Barbara Hutton


James Farentino 1938 - Actor ("Dynasty", "The Final Countdown")


Paul Jones 1942 - Musician (Manfred Mann)


George Harrison 1943 - Musician (Beatles) - In 1992, Harrison stated, "I only learned recently after all these years that the date and time of my own birth have always been off by one calendar day and about a half hour on the clock." Previously, Harrison thought his birthday was the 25th. His birth certificate indicates February 25.
Today in Beatles History


Sheila Larkin 1944


Barry Bostwick 1945 - Actor ("Spy Hard", "Spin City" "War & Remembrance")


Rupert Holmes 1947 - Musician, songwriter


Edward James Olmos 1947 - Actor ("Blade Runner", "Miami Vice")


Lonnie Turner 1947 - Musician (The Steve Miller Band)


George Thorogood 1950 - Musician


Helen Shaver 1951 - Actress ("The Craft", "Born to be Wild")


Debra Jo Rupp 1951 - Actress ("That '70s Show")


Fred Dean 1952 - Football player


Tom Burleson 1952 - Basketball player


Frank (Joseph) Riccelli 1953 - Baseball player


Greg Wesbrooks 1953 - Football player


Mike Sember 1953 - Baseball player


Steven Jobs 1955 - Co-founder of Apple, Inc. - iTunes Music


Bob Abrams 1955 - Musician (The Buckinghams)


Paula Zahn 1956 - TV journalist ("CBS This Morning")


Eddie Murray 1956 - Baseball player


Sammy Kershaw 1958


Michelle Shocked 1962 - Singer


Todd Field 1964 - Director


Billy Zane 1966 - Actor ("Titanic")


Jeff Garcia 1970 - Football player


Mike Lowell 1974 - Baseball player


Simeon Rice 1974 - Football player


Bonnie Somerville 1974 - Actress


Lleyton Hewitt 1981 - Tennis player


Brandon Brown 1983 - (Mista)





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