This Week's Birthdays - Week of August 20

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Tuesday, Aug 21 2012 by

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 (StreetView)
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) (StreetView)
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 (StreetView)
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 (StreetView)
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 (StreetView)
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 (StreetView)
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 (StreetView)
Prince Albert