Charles Osborne was a native of America. He is entered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the person who holds the record for the longest attack of hiccups. A hiccup is an involuntary spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm.
Charles Osborne was born in Anthon, Iowa in 1892. In 1922 he began hiccupping while attempting to weigh a pig on his family farm. He was unable to find a cure and continued to hiccup for 68 years. It is estimated that he hiccupped over 430 million times before stopping in February 1990.
Charles Osborne, who hiccupped for 68 years, hiccupped for the first time in the year 1922 On This Day.