1632 – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek the Dutch microbiologist was born on the 24th October 1632 (died 1723).
1830 – Marianne North the English painter was born on the 24th October 1830 (died 1890).
1838 ~ Annie Edson Taylor the American adventurer was born on the 24th October 1838 (died 1921). Annie Edson Taylor is best known for celebrating her 63rd birthday on the 24th October 1901, by becoming the 1st person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
1868 – Alexandra David-Néel the Belgian-French explorer and author was born on the 24th October 1868 (died 1969).
1875 – Konstantin Yuon the Russian painter was born on the 24th October 1875 (died 1958).
1895 – Jack Warner the English actor was born on the 24th October 1895 (died 1981).
1911 – Sonny Terry the American harmonica player was born on the 24th October 1911 (died 1986).
1915 – Bob Kane the American writer and illustrator was born on the 24th October 1915 (died 1998).
1921 – R. K. Laxman the Indian cartoonist and illustrator was born on the 24th October 1921.
1930 – The Big Bopper the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 24th October 1930 (died 1959).
1931 – The George Washington Bridge opened to public traffic on the 24th October 1931.
1933 – Reginald Kray the English gangster was born on the 24th October 1933 (died 2000).
1933 – Ronald Kray the English gangster was born on the 24th October 1933 (died 1995).
1937 – Rosaria Piomelli the American architect was born on the 24th October 1937.
1938 – Odean Pope the American saxophonist was born on the 24th October 1938.
1945 – United Nations was founded on the 24th October 1945.
1945 – Anthony Christian the English painter was born on the 24th October 1945.
1946 – A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket took the 1st photograph of earth from outer space on the 24th October 1946.
1947 – Kevin Kline the American actor was born on the 24th October 1947.
1959 – Rowland S. Howard the Australian guitarist was born on the 24th October 1959 (died 2009).
1960 – Ian Baker-Finch the Australian golfer was born on the 24th October 1960.
1960 – Wolfgang Güllich the German climber was born on the 24th October 1960 (died 1992).
1967 ~ Jacqueline McKenzie the Australian actress, singer and painter was born on the 24th October 1967. Jacqueline McKenzie is known for her roles in Romper Stomper, Stark, Halifax f.p., Angel Baby, Deep Blue Sea and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Paintings by Jacqueline McKenzie: www.JacquiMcKenzie.com/paintings | Official website: www.JacquiMcKenzie.com
1972 – Raelee Hill the Australian actress was born on the 24th October 1972.
1986 ~ Drake the Canadian recording artist, rapper, songwriter, and actor was born Aubrey Drake Graham in Toronto, Ontario, on the 24th October 1986. Drake’s official website: www.DrakeOfficial.com | Drake’s Twitter verified: www.twitter.com/Drake | Drake’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/DrakeVevo | Drake MySpace: www.myspace.com/Drake | Drake on iTunes | YouTube video: Drake Performs Hold On, We’re Going Home (2013) on The Ellen Show…
1987 ~ Lincoln Lewis the Australian actor was born in Brisbane on the 24th October 1987. Lincoln Lewis is the son of Wally Lewis the former Australian rugby league football captain. Lincoln Lewis is best known for his roles in Home and Away (as Geoff Campbell), SLiDE and Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010). Lincoln Lewis Twitter: www.twitter.com/Linc_Lewis | instagram: www.instagram.com/Linc_Lewis | YouTube video: Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010 movie) Full Length Trailer HQ!..
1989 ~ Eliza Taylor the Australian actress was born in Melbourne on the 24th October 1989. Eliza Taylor is known for her roles in Pirate Islands (as Sarah Redding), The Sleepover Club (as Rosie Cartwright), Neighbours (as Janae Timmins) and The 100 (as Clarke Walters). Eliza Taylor’s Twitter verified: www.twitter.com/MisElizaJane | Eliza Taylor’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Eliza-Taylor-Cotter | YouTube video: The 100 (CW): Eliza Taylor Interview…YouTube video: The 100 – Series Preview: After a nuclear apocalypse, civilization on planet earth was destroyed. 100 juvenile prisoners will be the first to set foot on ground after 97 years. What will they discover?..
Today in History for October 24th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…