Baseball Player Cal Ripken Jr. Turns 52! Read His Bio

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August 24
On This Day: August 24

Cal Ripken Jr.

Born: August 24, 1960
Age: 52 years old
Birthplace: Havre de Grace, MD, United States
Occupation: Baseball Player

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Events
1932
80 years ago
Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the U.S. nonstop.
http://www.biography.com/people/amelia-earhart-9283280 >>

1981
31 years ago
Mark David Chapman is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of John Lennon.
http://www.biography.com/people/mark-david-chapman-9244472 >>

1989
23 years ago

Pete Rose is banned from major league baseball for gambling.
http://www.biography.com/people/pete-rose-39483 >>

2007
5 years ago

The NFL suspends Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, without pay, for his involvement in an illegal dog-fighting ring.

http://www.biography.com/people/michael-vick-241100 >>

Born On This Day
Dave Chappelle
Born: August 24, 1973
Age: 39 years old
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Occupation: Actor, Comedian
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Oscar Hijuelos
Born: August 24, 1951
Age: 61 years old
Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Author
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Rupert Grint
Born: August 24, 1988
Age: 24 years old
Birthplace: Harlow, Essex, England
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor
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Died On This Day
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Died: August 24, 2004
Age: 78 years old
Place: Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Occupation: Psychiatrist, Journalist
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E.G. Marshall
Died: August 24, 1998
Age: 84 years old
Place: Bedford, NY, United States
Occupation: Actor
Best Known For >>

Simone Weil
Died: August 24, 1943
Age: 34 years old
Place: Ashford, Kent, England
Occupation: Educator, Philosopher
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