Today Elliot would have turned 26 years old.
He shared a birthday with Emily Bett Rickards, a Canadian actress. Other famous people born on July 24 but in a different year are: Amelia Earhart (1897), Michael Richards (1949), Lynda Carter (1951), Jennifer Lopez (1969), Elizabeth Moss (1982), and Mara Wilson (1987).
Here’s a look at what else was going on in the U.S. around the time Elliot was born.
President: George H.W. Bush
Gallon of gas: $1.11
Dozen eggs: $0.87
Gallon of milk: $2.88
Historical event: University of Manchester scientists announce finding a planet outside our solar system.
Top songs: “Unbelievable” by EMF and “(Everything I Do) I Do it For You” by Bryan Adams
In theaters: The Doctor was released on July 24, 1991. Other films in theaters were Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Boyz in the Hood, Point Break, and Problem Child 2.
Best-selling fiction book: The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan, although the overall most popular book of the year was The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
TV: Court TV (now TruTV) hit the airwaves July 1, 1991. The following month, Nickelodeon introduced Doug, Rugrats, and The Ren & Stimpy Show.
Academy Awards: Silence of the Lambs won for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Picture
Emmy Awards: Best Drama – Northern Exposure, Best Comedy – Murphy Brown
Top news stories: Jeffrey Dahmer arrested for his crimes. Boris Yeltsin elected Russian President. Magic Johnson announces he is HIV positive. Jay Leno succeeds Johnny Carson. Gulf War broadcast live on TV. UN launched air assault on Iraqi troops. UN ground troops liberate Kuwait. Motorola introduced a new light-weight cell phone; it weighed 1/2 pound. Last U.S. hostage in Lebanon released. Dallas ended after 13 seasons.