This Week's Birthdays - Week of August 20

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This Week's Birthdays - Week of August 20

Monday, Aug 20 2012 by kjfitz
August 20, 1981 - Benjamin Thomas "Ben" Barnes, an English actor, best known for his portrayal of Caspian X in The Chronicles of Narnia films.

Ben Barnes
August 21, 1939 - James Burton, is an American guitarist. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2001.

James Burton (born August 21, 1939)
August 22, 1880 - Gorch Fock was the pseudonym of the German author Johann Wilhelm Kinau.

Gorch Fock's birthplace
August 23, 1864 - Eleftherios Venizelos, an eminent Greek revolutionary, a prominent and illustrious statesman as well as a charismatic leader in the early 20th century.

Eleftherios Venizelos statue
August 24, 1929 -Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini, popularly known as Yasser Arafat, a Palestinian leader and a Laureate of the Nobel Prize.

Yasser Arafat
August 25, 1970 - Claudia Schiffer, a German model and occasional actress, who reached the peak of her popularity during the 1990s, initially due to her resemblance to Brigitte Bardot.

Claudia Schiffer
August 26, 1819 - Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the husband of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Prince Albert