American engineer and director
Howard Hughes Rank
Howard Hughes Rank
About Howard Hughes
Howard Hughes was an American businessman, aviator, inventor and aerospace engineer who was known during his lifetime as the world's wealthiest self-made man. He founded the Hughes Aircraft Company in 1932 and invested in the entertainment industry producing popular films such as Two Arabian Knights, The Front Page, Hell's Angels, Scarface and The Outlaw.
He was the son of Allene Stone Gano and Howard R. Hughes, Sr., who was a successful inventor and businessman. He was married and divorced multiple times. His last marriage was to actress Jean Peters, from 1957 to 1971.
He received an Academy Award in 1928 and a Congressional Gold Medal in 1939. He was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1973.
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Howard Hughes' Popularity
Howard Hughes was a famous American engineer and director, who was born on December 24, 1905. As a person born on this date, Howard Hughes is listed in our database as the 6th most popular celebrity for the day (December 24) and the 1st most popular for the year (1905).
People born on December 24 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Howard Hughes is the 113th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Howard Hughes' birthday, Howard Hughes is the 751st most famous American.
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