September 24, 2018
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Births Today

  • 1755 - John Marshall
    American Politician, Marshall was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. His court opinions laid the groundwork for constitutional law in the United States and made the Supreme Court the third branch of the United States (Legislative, Executive, JUDICIAL).
  • 1894 - Tommy Armour
    American Athlete (1894 - 1968), Armour was a golfer who won 27 PGA events including three majors.
  • 1896 - F. Scott Fitzgerald
    American Novelist (1896 - 1940), Fitzgerald is best known for his novel The Great Gatsby
  • 1918 - Audra Lindley
    American Actress (1918 - 1997), Lindley is best known for her role as Helen Roper on the TV series Three's Company.
  • 1936 - Jim Henson
    American Puppeteer (1936 - 1990), Henson was the creator of The Muppets and the voice of Kermit the Frog.
  • 1941 - Linda McCartney
    Former wife of The Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney.
  • 1946 - Joe Green
    American Athlete, "Mean" Joe Green was known as an imposing defense-man for the Pittsburgh Steelers but is probably best known for his Coca-Cola commercial.
  • 1948 - Phil Hartman
    American Actor (1948 - 1998), Hartman was a comedic actor known for his skits on Saturday Night Live.
  • 1957 - Brad Bird
    American Director/Producer. Bird is known for such hits as The Incredibles and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
  • 1958 - Kevin Sorbo
    American Actor, Sorbo is best known for starring as Hercules in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.
  • 1962 - Nia Vardalos
    American Actress/Screenwriter. Vardalos is best known for her 2002 film and role as Toula Portokalos in My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
  • 1964 - Robert Irvine
    American TV Personality/Chef, Irvine is known for the reality TV shows Dinner: Impossible and Restaurant: Impossible on the Food Network.
  • 1964 - Rafael Palmeiro
    Cuban/American Athlete, Palmeiro is one of only four players in MLB history to have at least 500 home runs and 3,000 hits. He was suspended the day after his 3,000th hit for taking anabolic steroids.
  • 1969 - Shawn Crahan
    American Drummer, "Clown" is the drummer for the hard rock band Slipknot.
  • 1976 - Stephanie McMahon
    American Businesswoman/Wrestler, McMahon is the Vice President of the WWE and the daughter of WWE CEO Vince McMahon. She is married to Paul Levesque (HHH) and was a one-time wrestling champion herself.
  • 1979 - Justin Bruening
    American Actor, Bruening was a star on the daytime soap opera All My Children.
  • 1979 - Ross Matthews
    American Actor, Matthews is a regular guest on the late night show Chelsea Lately.
  • 1982 - Paul Hamm
    American Athlete, Hamm is a three-time Olympic medalist winning the all-around competition in the 2004 Olympic Games.

events today

  • 1776 - The first ever St Leger horse race was run at Doncaster
  • 1953 - "The first ever Cinemascope film, The Robe, had its Hollywood premier"
  • 1960 - "The USS Enterprise, the worlds first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, was launched"
  • 1970 - The first automated return of a lunar sample by Luna 16 took place
  • 1971 - Britain expelled over 100 Russian diplomats for spying
  • 1976 - Rhodesia accepted an American and British plan for majority rule
  • 1993 - America & the Commonwealth lifted trade sanctions against South Africa