Aug 242018
 

On This Day

24 August 2018


Births



1948

Jean-Michel Jarre

Age 70
Jean-Michel André Jarre is a French composer, performer and record producer. His first mainstream success was the 1976 album Oxygène. Recorded in a makeshift studio at his home, the album sold an estimated 12 million copies. Oxygène was followed in 1978 by Équinoxe, and in 1979, Jarre performed to a record-breaking audience of more than a million people at the Place de la Concorde, a record he has since broken three times. More albums were to follow, but his 1979 concert served as a blueprint for his future performances around the world. Several of his albums have been released to coincide with large-scale outdoor events, and he is now perhaps as well known as a performer as he is as a musician.
1951

Tony Amendola

Age 67
Tony Amendola is an American actor who is best known for playing the Jaffa master Bra'tac in Stargate SG-1. Amendola is also known for his recurring role as revolutionary leader Edouard Kagame of Liber8 in the television show Continuum. Since 2011, he has recurred on ABC's Once Upon a Time as Pinocchio's creator/father, Geppetto.
1978

Beth Riesgraf

Age 40
Beth Jean Riesgraf  is an American actress. She is known for her portrayal of Parker on the TNT television series Leverage (2008–12).


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