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Who was born on August 24? Who died on August 24? What is celebrated on August 24? Who famous was born on August 24?
Historical Events of August 24 in Dorian’s Secrets: The Eternal Youth Magazine!

Ephemeris of August 24:

In the Gregorian Calendar, August 24 is the 236th
(Two-hundredth thirtieth sixth) day of the year.

There are 129 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

Many things are said to be impossible before they have been carried out.

— Plinio el Viejo
Roman writer, scientist, naturalist and military man (died August 24, 79)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

August 24 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 79: in Italy, the Vesuvius volcano erupts, devastating the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia.
  • 358: an earthquake is recorded in the Bithinian towns of Nicomedia and Nicaea (present-day Turkey) – preceded by two hours of darkness. The resulting fire ends up destroying the cities.
  • 410: sack of Rome by the Visigoths of Alaric I and this makes prisoner Gala Placidia, sister of the emperor Honorius.
  • 1238: in Andalusia (Spain), Fernando III of Castile conquers Montoro.
  • 1511: in Malaysia, Afonso de Albuquerque conquers Malacca, the first commercial market in the Indian Ocean.
  • 1541: in the Aburrá Valley (Antioquia, Colombia), Lieutenant Jerónimo Luis Tejelo, envoy of Marshal Don Jorge Robledo, discovered this valley, naming it “Valley of San Bartolomé de los Alcázares.”
  • 1562: in Ávila (Spain), Teresa de Jesús founded the convent of San José, the first stone of the Carmel Reform.
  • 1572: in Paris (France), the Catholic population murders more than 3,000 Huguenots (massacre of Saint Bartholomew).
  • 1563: a conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn occurs.
  • 1639: in Valle del Cauca (southwestern Colombia), the Spanish captain Juan de Lemos y Aguirre founds the village of San Bartolomé de Tuluá.
  • 1812: the Spanish-Anglo-Portuguese army managed to put an end to the Siege of Cádiz
  • 1814: the British army invades American territory. A command reaches the capital (Washington), and President James Madison escapes from the White House. The Capitol, the White House and several government buildings are burned. This is the first time in history that the United States has been invaded.
  • 1821: in the city of Córdoba, Veracruz, Viceroy Juan O’Donojú and Agustín de Iturbide, commander of the Trigarante Army, sign the Treaties of Córdoba by which New Spain is recognized as an independent empire.
  • 1837: in Villar de los Navarros (Zaragoza, Spain) ―in the framework of the First Carlist War― the battle of Villar de los Navarros is fought.
  • 1852: John Russell Hind discovers asteroid number 18, named Melpomene.
  • 1867: James Craig Watson discovers asteroid number 93, named Minerva.
  • 1883: in Indonesia the eruptions of the Krakatoa volcano intensify, which will explode on August 27 and leave a balance of 36,417 fatalities.
  • 1904: in Liaoyang (northeast China) ―in the framework of the Russo-Japanese war―, the Battle of Liaoyang begins.
  • 1937: the political leaders of the Basque Nationalist Party and the commanders of the Italian forces that fought in the Spanish civil war sign the Pact of Santoña.
  • 1937: in Gijón (Spain) the Sovereign Council of Asturias and León is proclaimed.
  • 1940: in Hamburg (Germany) ―in the framework of World War II―, the battleship Bismarck enters service.
  • 1940: in London (England) ―in the framework of World War II―, the Nazis mistakenly bomb a civil settlement. England responds to the aggression by bombing Berlin. (Eagle Day).
  • 1944: in the Second World War, Paris is liberated from the German occupation.
  • 1949: the treaty establishing NATO becomes effective.
  • 1962: the General Rafael Urdaneta Bridge is inaugurated in Venezuela, linking the Eastern and Western Coasts of Lake Maracaibo.
  • 1962: the IV Asian Games begin in Jakarta (Indonesia).
  • 1962: 289 m underground, in the Nevada Atomic Test Area (about 100 km northwest of the city of Las Vegas), at 7:00 a.m. m. (local time), the United States detonates its York atomic bomb, 5 kt (226 m underground). At 9:00 am, the 2.5 kt Bobac bomb detonates (206 m underground). They are bombs # 284 and 285 of the 1,129 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1963: in Venezuela the Armed Forces of National Liberation, in propaganda action, retain the famous soccer player Alfredo Di Stefano, in the Julián Grimau operation, later returned safe and sound.
  • 1967: 228 m underground, in the Nevada Atomic Test Area, at 5:30 a.m. m. (local time), the United States detonates its 0.8 kt Lexington atomic bomb. It is the 517th bomb out of 1,129 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1970: in Bangkok (Thailand) the VI Asian Games begin.
  • 1991: Ukraine becomes independent from the Soviet Union.
  • 1994: in Montevideo (Uruguay) there are serious clashes between the police and protesters near the Filter Hospital.
  • 1995: In the United States, Microsoft launches the Windows 95 operating system.
  • 1996: In the United States, Microsoft launches the Windows NT 4.0 operating system
  • 2001: Joaquín Sabina suffers a slight cerebral infarction
  • 2003: in Hungary, Fernando Alonso wins the Hungarian Grand Prix and becomes – until 2008 – the youngest driver in history to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix, as well as being the first Spaniard to achieve a victory in this competition .
  • 2006: the International Astronomical Union publishes a new definition of planet that excludes Pluto. The solar system reduces its number of planets from nine to eight.
  • 2008: in China The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games are closed.
  • 2010: at the Morón Air Base in Seville (Spain), a Eurofighter Typhoon crashes on takeoff at a speed of 300 km / h, in which one pilot was unharmed, but the other died.
  • 2010: Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream album is released.
  • 2011: in the United States, Steve Jobs resigns as director of the Apple company.
  • 2011: in Peru, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7 on the Richter scale – with its epicenter in the city of Pucallpa – shakes much of the country, leaving 1 dead and 20 injured.
  • 2016: Kobe Bryant Day (Kobe Bryant Day) is celebrated in the city of Los Angeles (California) in honor of former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant.
  • 2016: an earthquake in the province of Rieti (Italy) measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale causes at least 267 deaths in the center of the country.
  • 2016: an earthquake hits Burma with a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter scale.
  • 2021: The opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games was held.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

August 24 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1113: Godofredo V of Anjou, Norman aristocrat (d. 1151).
  • 1198: Alexander II, Scottish king (d. 1249).
  • 1358: Juan I, Castilian king (f. 1390).
  • 1393: Count of Richemont, French aristocrat (d. 1458).
  • 1484: Bartolomé de las Casas, Spanish Dominican, bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) and defender of the American Indians (f. 1566).
  • 1493: Girolamo Bellarmato, Italian architect, engineer and cartographer (d. 1555).
  • 1552: Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (d. 1614).
  • 1591: Robert Herrick, British poet (d. 1674).
  • 1635: Peder Schumacher, Danish aristocrat (d. 1699).
  • 1643: Alfonso VI, Portuguese King (d. 1683).
  • 1698: Erik Pontoppidan, Danish theologian and ornithologist (d. 1764).
  • 1736: Stanisław Małachowski, Polish politician, first Prime Minister of Poland (d. 1809).
  • 1750: María Leticia Ramolino, mother of Napoleon Bonaparte (d. 1836).
  • 1753: Bartolina Sisa, Aymara indigenous heroine, viceroy and commander (d. 1782).
  • 1758: Sofia Federica de Mecklenburg-Schwerin, German aristocrat, princess of Denmark and Norway (d. 1794).
  • 1759 – William Wilberforce, British politician, philanthropist, and abolitionist (d. 1833).
  • 1767: Hans Conrad Escher von der Linth, Swiss politician, artist and scientist (d. 1823).
  • 1772: William I, Dutch King (d. 1843).
  • 1776: Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński, Polish messianist mathematician and philosopher (d. 1853).
  • 1780: Bartolomé Salom, Venezuelan military man (d. 1863).
  • 1786: Felipe Arana, Argentine lawyer and politician (d. 1865).
  • 1787: James Weddell, British sailor (d. 1834).
  • 1805: Albrecht Gustav von Manstein, Prussian general (d. 1877).
  • 1808: Bartolomé Herrera, Peruvian priest (d. 1864).
  • 1810: Theodore Parker, American theologian, writer, and abolitionist (d. 1860).
  • 1815: Bartolomé Calvo, 43rd Colombian president (d. 1889).
  • 1816: Merceditas San Martín, Argentine woman, daughter of General José de San Martín (d. 1875).
  • 1821: Catherine Federica de Württemberg, German aristocrat (d. 1898).
  • 1826: Marcial del Adalid, Spanish composer (d. 1881).
  • 1831: Augustus of Sweden, Swedish prince (d. 1873).
  • 1837: Françoise Clément Théodore Dubois, French musician and composer (d. 1924).
  • 1837: Adolf Wilbrandt, German playwright and novelist (d. 1911).
  • 1838: Philippe of Orleans, Count of Paris (d. 1894).
  • 1855: María Teresa de Braganza, Archduchess of Austria, Infanta of Portugal (d. 1944).
  • 1856: Felix Mottl, Austrian conductor and composer (d. 1911).
  • 1864: Hermann Weingärtner, German gymnast (d. 1919).
  • 1865: Ferdinand I of Romania, Romanian King (d. 1927).
  • 1869: Luis Gutiérrez Ortiz, Mexican military and politician (d. 1936).
  • 1870: Vladimir Purishkevich, Russian politician, anti-Semite and nationalist (d. 1920).
  • 1872: Max Beerbohm, British writer and cartoonist (d. 1956).
  • 1876: Florencio Parravicini, Argentine actor (d. 1941).
  • 1876: Nesta Webster, British historian (d. 1960).
  • 1881: Vincenzo Lancia, Italian pilot and businessman (d. 1937).
  • 1883: Alberto Bonacossa, Italian industrialist and sports leader (d. 1953).
  • 1889: Moisés Simons, Cuban conductor, composer and pianist (d. 1945).
  • 1890: Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaiian swimmer, considered the father of modern surfing (d. 1968).
  • 1890: Jean Rhys, Caribbean novelist (d. 1979).
  • 1895: Arturo Álvarez-Buylla Godino, Spanish military man (d. 1937).
  • 1899: Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer (d. 1986).
  • 1899: Ferhat Abbas, politician, nationalist leader and first Algerian president (d. 1985).
  • 1899: Albert Claude, French physician and biologist, 1974 Nobel Prize in Medicine (d. 1983).
  • 1900: Leonardo Conti, Nazi physician, director of the German National Socialist Medical Association (d. 1945).
  • 1900: Preston Foster, American singer (d. 1970).
  • 1902: Fernand Braudel, French historian (d. 1985).
  • 1902: Carlo Gambino, Italian mobster, head of the Gambino Family (d. 1976).
  • 1903: Patricio Escobal, Spanish soccer player (d. 2002).
  • 1903: Karl Hanke, German politician, last commander of the Nazi SS (d. 1945).
  • 1903: Graham Sutherland, British artist (d. 2002).
  • 1904: Ramón Castroviejo, Spanish ophthalmologist (d. 1987).
  • 1904: Aparicio Méndez, Uruguayan politician and dictator (d. 1988).
  • 1904: Alice White, American actress (d. 1983).
  • 1905: Siaka Stevens, Sierralones politician and dictator (d. 1988).
  • 1905: Arthur Crudup, American blues musician (d. 1974).
  • 1906: Ruth Berlau, Danish actress, director, photographer and writer (d. 1974).
  • 1911: Michel Pablo, Trotskyist leader of Greek origin (d. 1996).
  • 1911: Durward Kirby, American commentator, host, and humorist (d. 2000).
  • 1911: Siegfried Seidl, German Nazi officer, member of the Waffen-SS (d. 1947).
  • 1912: Alita Román, Argentine actress (d. 1989).
  • 1913: Malcolm Knowles, American pedagogue (d. 1997).
  • 1914: Coralia Fandiño Ricart, Galician woman, of the Las Dos Marías sisters (d. 1983).
  • 1915: Ángel Magaña, Argentine actor (d. 1982).
  • 1915: James Tiptree, Jr., American writer (d. 1987).
  • 1916: Amparito Arozamena, Mexican actress (d. 2009).
  • 1916: Léo Ferré, French pianist and poet (f. 1993).
  • 1918: Avery Dulles, American Cardinal (d. 2008).
  • 1919: Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy, Ecuadorian politician and president (f. 2004).
  • 1919: Benny Moré, Cuban singer-songwriter (d. 1963).
  • 1920: Alex Colville, Canadian painter (d. 2013).
  • 1922: Lennart Nilsson, Swedish photographer and scientist (d. 2017).
  • 1922: René Lévesque, Canadian nationalist politician and journalist (d. 1987).
  • 1922: Howard Zinn, American historian and activist (d. 2010).
  • 1922: Ahmadou Ahidjo, politician and first Cameroonian president (d. 1989).
  • 1923: Arthur Jensen, American psychologist (d. 2012).
  • 1923: Jean-Marc Thibault, French actor and director (d. 2017).
  • 1924: Jimmy Gardner, British actor (d. 2010).
  • 1927: Harry Markowitz, American economist, 1990 Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.
  • 1927: David Ireland, Australian novelist.
  • 1928: Antonio Ozores, Spanish actor and filmmaker (d. 2010).
  • 1929: Yasir Arafat, Palestinian leader, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1994 (d. 2004).
  • 1933: Guillermo Bredeston, Argentine actor (d. 2018).
  • 1933: Alberto Olmedo, Argentine humorist (d. 1988).
  • 1934: Kenny Baker, British actor, famous for playing the robot R2-D2 in Star Wars (d. 2016).
  • 1937: Kenny Guinn, American banker and politician, 27th Governor of Nevada (d. 2010).
  • 1943: Irma Lozano, Mexican actress (f. 2013).
  • 1944: Gregory Jarvis, American astronaut, died on the Chállenger shuttle (d. 1988).
  • 1944: Rocky Johnson, American professional wrestler.
  • 1944: Alberto Segado, Argentine actor (d. 2010).
  • 1945: Vince McMahon, American businessman, promoter of wrestling.
  • 1945: Ronee Blakley, American actress, producer and filmmaker.
  • 1945: Ken Hensley, British composer.
  • 1947: Anne Archer, American actress.
  • 1947: Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist.
  • 1947: Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian cyclist, cyclo-cross champion.
  • 1948: Jean-Michel Jarré, French electronic music performer and composer.
  • 1948: Sauli Niinistö, Finnish politician, president since 2012.
  • 1948: Alexander McCall Smith, British writer.
  • 1950: Tim White, American paleoanthropologist.
  • 1951: Orson Scott Card, American writer.
  • 1951: Oscar Hijuelos, American writer (d. 2013).
  • 1951: Pacho Herrera, Colombian drug trafficker (d. 1998).
  • 1952: Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jamaican poet, musician and activist.
  • 1952: Mike Shanahan, American football coach.
  • 1952: Gus Van Sant, American filmmaker and producer.
  • 1955: Mike Huckabee, American politician.
  • 1955: Antonio Valero, Spanish actor.
  • 1957: Stephen Fry, British comedian and actor.
  • 1958: Steve Guttenberg, American actor.
  • 1959: Rodrigo García Barcha, Colombian television director and filmmaker.
  • 1960: Takashi Miike, Japanese filmmaker.
  • 1960: Cal Ripken, Jr., American baseball player.
  • 1960: Franz Viehböck, Austrian astronaut.
  • 1960: Stephen Wayne Lindsey, American astronaut.
  • 1960: Guillermo García Cantú, Mexican actor
  • 1961: Jared Harris, British actor.
  • 1962: David Koechner, American comedian and actor.
  • 1963: John Bush, American singer, of the band Anthrax.
  • 1963: Claudio García, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1963: Peter Rufai, Nigerian goalkeeper.
  • 1963: Hideo Kojima, Japanese video game designer and filmmaker.
  • 1964: Éric Bernard, French Formula 1 driver.
  • 1964: Dana Gould, American comedian and screenwriter.
  • 1964: Carlos Hermosillo, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1965: Marlee Matlin, American actress.
  • 1965: Reggie Miller, American basketball player.
  • 1965: Pavel Telička, Czech lobbyist.
  • 1968: Hiroshi_Kitadani Japanese singer.
  • 1968: Shoichi Funaki, Japanese professional wrestler.
  • 1968: Andreas Kisser, Brazilian guitarist, of the Sepultura band.
  • 1968: James Toney, American boxer.
  • 1969: Pierfrancesco Favino, Italian actor.
  • 1969: John Tobias, American programmer.
  • 1970: Dan Henderson, American mixed martial arts fighter.
  • 1971: Amy Spanger, American actress, singer and dancer.
  • 1972: Christian Ruud, Norwegian tennis player.
  • 1972: Fritz Strobl, Austrian Olympic skier.
  • 1973: Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer.
  • 1973: Dave Chappelle, American actor and comedian.
  • 1973: Gray DeLisle, American singer.
  • 1973: Carmine Giovinazzo, American actor.
  • 1973: Barret Oliver, American actor and photographer.
  • 1974: Órla Fallon, Irish singer and songwriter, of the band Celtic Woman.
  • 1975: James D’Arcy, British actor.
  • 1976: Luna Monti, Argentine folk singer.
  • 1976: Alex O’Loughlin, Australian actor.
  • 1976: Nordin Wooter, Dutch footballer.
  • 1976: Gonzalo Greif, Uruguayan researcher, creator of the Isetta Club.
  • 1977: Denilson, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1977: Ezequiel Montalt, Spanish actor.
  • 1977: Robert Enke, German footballer (d. 2009).
  • 1977: John Green, American writer.
  • 1977: Jürgen Macho, Austrian footballer.
  • 1977: Marcos Martínez, Afro-Argentine actor.
  • 1977: Massimo Colomba, Swiss footballer.
  • 1978: José Antonio Hermida, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1978: Beth Riesgraf, American actress.
  • 1979: Kaki King, guitarist, American singer and composer.
  • 1979: Michael Redd, American basketball player.
  • 1980: Sonja Bennett, Canadian actress.
  • 1980: Rachael Carpani, Australian actress.
  • 1981: Tomás Fonzi, Argentine actor.
  • 1981: Chad Michael Murray, American actor.
  • 1981: Jiro Wang, Taiwanese actor.
  • 1981: Goran Šukalo, Slovenian footballer.
  • 1982: José Bosingwa, Portuguese footballer.
  • 1982: Kim Källström, Swedish footballer.
  • 1983: Martha Higareda, Mexican actress.
  • 1984: Yesung (Kim Jong-Woon), Korean singer and dancer, member of the group Super Junior.
  • 1984: Miriam Higareda, Mexican actress of soap operas and films.
  • 1984: Lumidee, American rapper and singer.
  • 1984: Charlie Villanueva, Dominican-American basketball player.
  • 1984: Antonio Longás, Spanish footballer.
  • 1985: Hamid Sourian, Iranian fighter.
  • 1986: Miguel Samudio, Paraguayan footballer
  • 1986: Joseph Akpala, Nigerian footballer.
  • 1986: Fabiano Santacroce, Italian footballer.
  • 1987: Anže Kopitar, Slovenian ice hockey player.
  • 1987: Oleksandr Gladki, Ukrainian footballer.
  • 1987: Éric Bauthéac, French footballer.
  • 1987: Luisa María Alcalde Luján, Mexican politician.
  • 1988: Rupert Grint, British actor.
  • 1988: Paula Silva, Chilean fencer.
  • 1988: Maya Yoshida, Japanese soccer player.
  • 1989: Rocío Igarzábal, Argentine actress, singer and model.
  • 1990: Juan Pedro Peter Lanzani, Argentine actor and singer.
  • 1992: Augusto Schuster, Chilean actor and singer.
  • 1992: Hans Vanaken, Belgian footballer.
  • 1992: Mick van Buren, Dutch footballer.
  • 1993: Maryna Zanevska, Ucanian tennis player.
  • 1994: Tyler Ennis, Canadian basketball player.
  • 1995: Wenwen Han, actress and Chinese violinist.
  • 1995: Noah Vonleh, American basketball player.
  • 1997: Alan Walker, Norwegian producer and DJ.
  • 1997: Karol Robak, Polish taekwondo practitioner
  • 1998: Robin (Robin Packalen), Finnish pop singer.
  • 1998: Sofia Richie, American model.
  • 1998: Ramón Rodríguez Vázquez, Spanish footballer.
  • 2000: Griffin Gluck, American actor.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

August 24 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 1347: Gil de Albornoz, Spanish Archbishop (b. C. 1310).
  • 1540: Parmigianino, Italian painter (b.1503).
  • 1617: Isabel Flores de Oliva (Santa Rosa de Lima), Peruvian nun (b. 1586).
  • 1648: Diego de Saavedra Fajardo, Spanish writer, politician and diplomat (b. 1584).
  • 1809: Lorenzo Hervás y Panduro, Spanish encyclopedist, forerunner of Comparative Philology (b. 1735).
  • 1832: Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French scientist and engineer (b. 1796).
  • 1835: María del Pilar Melo, Spanish aristocrat (b. 1776).
  • 1881: José Ángel Montero, Venezuelan composer (b. 1832).
  • 1888: Rudolf Clausius, Prussian physicist (b. 1822).
  • 1895: Albert Mummery, British mountaineer and economist (b. 1855).
  • 1902: Margaret Sophia of Austria, Austrian aristocrat (b. 1870).
  • 1922: Concepción Agramonte, Cuban independence patriot (b. 1834).
  • 1925: R. G. Bhandarkar, Orientalist scholar and Indian activist (b. 1837).
  • 1925: Félix Sesúmaga, Spanish footballer (b. 1898).
  • 1927: Manuel Díaz Rodríguez, Venezuelan modernist writer (b. 1871).
  • 1940: Paul Nipkow, German engineer (b. 1860).
  • 1943: Simone Weil, French philosopher and writer (b.1909).
  • 1950: Arturo Alessandri, Chilean president between 1920 and 1925 and between 1932 and 1938 (b. 1868).
  • 1954: Getúlio Vargas, Brazilian general and politician (b. 1882).
  • 1956: Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese filmmaker (b. 1898).
  • 1961: Huaso (ex-Faithful) Chilean horse, world champion in high jump (b. 1933).
  • 1962: Lillian Albertson, American actress (b.1881)
  • 1966: Lao She, Chinese writer (b. 1899).
  • 1978: Louis Prima, American musician (b.1910).
  • 1979: Hanna Reitsch, German aviator (b.1912).
  • 1982: Francisco Vales Villamarín, Spanish historian and professor (b. 1891).
  • 1989: Domingo Pérez Minik, Spanish writer (b.1903).
  • 1995: Alfred Eisenstaedt, German-American photojournalist (b.1898).
  • 1997: Tete Montoliu, Spanish jazz pianist and composer (b. 1933).
  • 1998: E. G. Marshall, American actor (b.1914).
  • 1999: Eduardo Endériz, Spanish-Uruguayan soccer player (b.1940).
  • 2002: Modesto Ciruelos, Spanish painter (b. 1908).
  • 2002: Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Dutch astronomer (b.1920).
  • 2003: Wilfred Thesiger, British explorer and writer (b. 1910).
  • 2004: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-American psychiatrist and writer (b. 1926).
  • 2005: Kaleth Morales, Colombian singer-songwriter of Vallenata music (b. 1984).
  • 2005: Ambrogio Fogar, Italian navigator, explorer, writer, television presenter, rally driver and adventurer (b. 1941).
  • 2006: Fernanda de Utrera, Spanish flamenco singer (b.1923).
  • 2007: Aaron Russo, filmmaker and American political activist (b. 1943).
  • 2008: José Vicente Grecco, Argentine soccer player (b.1929).
  • 2009: Toni Sailer, Austrian skier (b.1935).
  • 2009: Daniel Barret, Uruguayan anarchist sociologist (b.1952).
  • 2010: Sathoshi Kon, Japanese filmmaker (b.1963).
  • 2013: Julie Harris, American actress (b.1925).
  • 2014: Richard Attenborough, British actor and filmmaker (b.1923).
  • 2015: Justin Wilson, British racing driver (b. 1978).
  • 2016: Walter Scheel, German politician, president of Germany between 1974 and 1979 (b.1919).
  • 2016: Roger Y. Tsien, American biochemist, 2008 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry (b. 1952).
  • 2016: Michel Butor, French writer (b.1926).
  • 2019: Arun Jaitley, Indian lawyer and politician (b.1952).
  • 2020: Jorge Sanjinez Lenz, Peruvian war veteran (b.1917).
  • 2020: Pascal Lissouba, Congolese politician, president of the Congo between 1992 and 1997 (b.1931).
  • 2021: Charlie Watts, British musician and drummer for The Rolling Stones (b.1941).
  • 2021: Fritz McIntyre, British musician and keyboardist for the group Simply Red (b.1958).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

August 24 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Argentina: Reader’s Day.
  • Bolivia: Fiesta de Ch’utillos the parade of folkloric and indigenous dances in honor of Saint Bartholomew takes place in the city of Potosí.
  • Costa Rica: National Parks Day.
  • Spain: festivals in honor of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle in various locations:
    • Altorricón (Huesca).
    • Valloria (Soria).
    • Saint Bartholomew of the Open (Toledo)
    • Ribaforada (Navarra).
    • Los Santos (Salamanca)
    • Borja (Zaragoza)
    • Liétor (Albacete).
    • Fiestas del Pote, in Santa Bárbara (Asturias)
    • Folgoso de la Carballeda (Zamora).
    • Trespaderne
    • Alcalá de Henares: The Fairs
    • Casasimarro (Cuenca).
    • Cieza
    • Cimanes del Tejar (León)
    • Nieles (Las Alpujarras, Granada).
    • Paterna del Campo
    • San Cristobal de La Laguna
    • Vilasar de Dalt (Barcelona).
    • Molinillo (Salamanca).
    • Villayandre (Leon).
    • Aldeadávila de la Ribera (Salamanca province): Fiestas del Toro (in honor of Saint Bartholomew).
    • Bimón (Cantabria).
    • Casavieja (Ávila).
    • San Bartolomé de Pinares (Ávila).
    • Cegama (Guipúzcoa).
    • Mesía (La Coruña).
    • Sitges (Barcelona).
    • Bohonal de Ibor, Cáceres
    • Tejina (Tenerife): Festivities of the Hearts (in honor of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle).
    • Almagro (Ciudad Real): start of the Fairs in honor of Saint Bartholomew.
    • Zarza Chapel (Badajoz).
    • Mairena del Alcor (Seville).
    • Nerva (Huelva).
    • San Bartolomé de Tirajana (Gran Canaria).
    • Sierra de Yeguas (Malaga).
    • Tricio (La Rioja).
  • Mexico: annual patronal feast in Tenayuca, Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico.
  • Ukraine: Independence Day. (1991).
  • Uruguay: Night of nostalgia on the eve of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Uruguay: Day of the payador.
  • El Salvador: Mechanic’s Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

August 24 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Aban.
  • Saint Audoin
  • Saint Agofrido.
  • Saint Emilia de Vialar.
  • Saint Eutychius of Troas.
  • Saint George Limniotes.
  • Saint Ircardo.
  • Saint Joan Thouret.
  • Saint Micaela.
  • Saint Patrick the Elder.
  • Saint Ptolemy of Nepi.
  • Saint Roman of Nepi.
  • Saint Sandrato.
  • Saint Taziano of Claudiópolis.
  • Blessed André Fardeau
  • Blessed Antonio de Blanes
  • Blessed Edward Kaźmierski
  • Blessed Eduardo Klinik
  • Blessed Felix González Tejedor
  • Blessed Francisco Kesy
  • Blessed Fortunato Velasco Tobar
  • Blessed Isidro Torres Balsells
  • Blessed Jarogniew Wojciechowski
  • Blessed Luis Almécija Lázaro
  • Blessed Mary of the Incarnation Rosal
  • Blessed Maximilian Binkiewicz
  • Blessed Miroslav Bulešic
  • Blessed Rigoberto Aquilino de Anta Barrio
  • Blessed Verónica Antal.

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Famous & Celebrities People Born “A Day as Today”

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August 24 – A Day as Today – Today’s Famous Birthdays

  • 1947 – Anne Archer, American actress.
  • 1947 – Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist.
  • 1948 – Jean-Michel Jarré, French electronic music performer and composer.
  • 1950 – Massimo Borghetti, Dominican presenter, announcer and actor of Italian origin.
  • 1951 – Orson Scott Card, American writer.
  • 1952 – Mike Shanahan, American football coach.
  • 1955 – Antonio Valero, Spanish actor.
  • 1957 – Stephen Fry, British comedian and actor.
  • 1958 – Steve Guttenberg, American actor.
  • 1959 – Rodrigo García Barcha, Colombian television director and filmmaker.
  • 1960 – Takashi Miike, Japanese-born filmmaker.
  • 1960 – Cal Ripken, Jr., American baseball player.
  • 1963 – John Bush, American singer, of the band Anthrax.
  • 1963 – Hideo Kojima, director and creator of video games of Japanese origin.
  • 1965 – Marlee Matlin, American actress.
  • 1965 – Reggie Miller, American basketball player.
  • 1968 – Shoichi Funaki, Japanese professional wrestler.
  • 1968 – Andreas Kisser, Brazilian guitarist, of the band Sepultura.
  • 1969 – Pierfrancesco Favino, Italian actor.
  • 1973 – Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer.
  • 1973 – Dave Chappelle, American actor and comedian.
  • 1973 – Gray DeLisle, American singer.
  • 1973 – Carmine Giovinazzo, American actor
  • 1973 – Barret Oliver, American actor and photographer.
  • 1976 – Alex O’Loughlin, Australian actor
  • 1977 – Denilson, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1977 – Robert Enke, German footballer (d. 2009).
  • 1978 – José Antonio Hermida, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1979 – Kaki King, American guitarist, singer and songwriter.
  • 1979 – Artemisa Téllez, Mexican writer.
  • 1981 – Tomás Fonzi, Argentine actor.
  • 1981 – Chad Michael Murray, American actor.
  • 1982 – José Bosingwa, Portuguese soccer player.
  • 1982 – Kim Källström, Swedish footballer.
  • 1983 – Martha Higareda, Mexican actress
  • 1984 – Kim Jong-Woon (Yesung), Korean singer and dancer, member of the group Super Junior.
  • 1988 – Rupert Grint, British actor.
  • 1989 – Rocío Igarzábal, Argentine actress, singer and model.
  • 1990 – Juan Pedro Peter Lanzani, Argentine actor and singer.

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