Famous Birthdays on 26th August

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1469 - Ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496)
1540 - King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)
1596 - Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)
1627 - Thomas Bullis, composer
1676 - Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]
1687 - Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)
1694 - Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755)
1726 - Karl Kohaut, composer
1728 - Johann Heinrich Lambert, German scientist (d. 1777)
1736 - Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French chemist (d. 1790)
1740 - Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning)
1743 - Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, Paris, father of mod chemistry (Oxygen)
1745 - Francois Guichard, composer
1749 - Johann Ernst Rembt, composer
1775 - William Joseph Behr, German writer (d. 1851)
1788 - Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist
1789 - Abbas Mirza, Prince of Persia (d. 1833)
1792 - Manuel Oribe, Uruguayan political figure (d. 1857)
1811 - Danville Leadbetter, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1866
1813 - Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle of Guilder Tracks)
1819 - Albert "Bertie" von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, husband of queen Victoria
1820 - James Harlan, (Rep-Iowa)/US Secretary of Interior (1865-66)
1823 - Wilhelm Troszel, composer
1825 - Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian
1826 - Princess Alexandra of Bavaria (d. 1875)
1828 - Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, composer
1833 - Charles Jackson Paine, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1835 - Theodore Washington Brevard, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1842 - Heinrich I Quincke, German internist (Lumbaalpunctie)
1843 - George August Lumbye, composer
First Victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Ann NicholsFirst Victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Ann Nichols (1845) 1845 - Mary Ann Nichols, English victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888)
1850 - Charles Richet, French physiologist (anaphylaxis-Nobel 1913)
1854 - Arnold Fothergill, England cricketer (d. 1932)
1862 - Herbert Booth, American son of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1926)
1870 - Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [NS=Sept 7]
1873 - Lee De Forest, Council Bluffs, inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube)
1874 - Zona Gale, American novelist (d. 1938)
1875 - John Buchan, Scotland, Gov-Gen of Canada/writer (Battle of Somme)
1880 - Guillaume Apollinaire, France, poet/movie critic (Alcoola)
1882 - James Franck, German naturalist (Nobel 1925)
1882 - Johannes Lindeboom, vicar/church historian (Neth Archives)
1884 - Earl Biggers, author ("Charlie Chan" detective series)
1885 - Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)
1887 - Luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer
1890 - Tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)
1891 - Emmy van Lokhorst, Dutch author
1891 - Ferdinand Bruckner, [Theodor Tagger], Austrian playwright (Races)
1894 - Sparky Adams, Baseball player (d. 1989)
1896 - Richard Hammond, composer
1896 - Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1990)
1897 - Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (d. 1990)
1898 - Peggy Guggenheim, art patron & collector
1899 - Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter
1900 - Hellmuth Walter, German engineer and inventor (d. 1980)
1901 - Gen Maxwell D Taylor, former US Army chief of staff
1901 - Jan de Quay, Dutch minister of war/premier (KVP, 1959-63)
1901 - Tullio Campagnolo, Italy, bicycle manufacturer (Fiat)
1901 - Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (d. 1972)
1903 - Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer
1904 - Christopher W Bradshaw-Isherwood, Brit/US writer (Goodbye to Berlin)
1906 - Albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)
1908 - Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)
1908 - W. B. Henning, Prussian-born Iranist (d. 1967)
1909 - Eric Quail Davies, cricket pace bowler (5 Tests for South Africa 1935-39)
1909 - Frank Gasparro, Phila Pa, US chief engraver (1965-81)
1909 - Jim Davis, American actor (d. 1981)
1909 - Gene Moore, baseball player (d. 1978)
Catholic Missionary Mother TeresaCatholic Missionary Mother Teresa (1910) 1910 - Mother Teresa, [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Skopje Ottoman Empire, nun and Founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize 1979)
1911 - Lester Lanin, orchestra leader (40 Beatle Hits)
1913 - Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier
1913 - Robertson William Davies, novellist essayist/dramatist
1913 - Tschakowski, writer
1914 - Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer (d. 1984)
1915 - Humphrey Searle, England, writer (20th Century counterpoint)
1915 - William Bardwell, composer
1916 - Allan Leslie Merson, historian
1917 - Jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie)
1917 - William French Smith, Attorney General (1981-85)
1918 - Louis W "Louis" Stotijn, bassoonist/conductor (Residence Orchestra)
1919 - Ronny Graham, Phila Pa, actor (Bob Crane Show, Chico & the Man)
1920 - Brant Parker, American cartoonist (d. 2007)
1921 - Ben Bradlee, Boston, editor/journalist/executive (Washington Post)
Journalist Ben BradleeJournalist Ben Bradlee (1921) 1921 - David Begelman, film producer
1921 - William Preston, Columbia Penn, actor (Fisher King, Waterworld)
1922 - Lazar Nikolov, composer
1922 - Irving R. Levine, American journalist
1924 - Alex Kellner, baseball player (d. 1996)
1925 - Jack Hirshleifer, American economist (d. 2005)
1925 - Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and writer (d. 1999)
1925 - Sangharakshita, Buddhist Philosopher, Founder of the Western Buddhist Order
1927 - Francois Leydet, sierra club (Last Redwoods)
1927 - Sam Massell, (Mayor-Atlanta)
1927 - B. V. Doshi, Indian architect
1928 - Peter Appleyard, Canadian jazz vibraphonist, (d. 2013)
1928 - Naïm Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist
1930 - Joe Solomon, cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust)
1931 - Dane Skerl, composer
1931 - Gordon Greig, journalist
1931 - Guy Vander Jagt, (Rep-R-MI, 1966- )
1932 - Joe H Engle, Abilene Ks, Brig Gen USAF/astro (STS T-2, T-4, 2, 51I)
1934 - Arthur Gordon Clough, journalist
1935 - Cornelis B Vaandrager, [Cor Vaan], Dut poet (Long Live Joop Massaker)
1935 - Geraldine Ferraro, (Rep-D-NY) 1st female dem VP candidate (1984)
1936 - Yvette Vickers, KC, playmate (Jul 1959)/actress (Attack of 50' Woman)
1937 - Tom Heinsohn, NBA star/coach (Boston Celtic)
1938 - Francine York, Aurora Minn, actress (Slattery's People)
1938 - Maurice Williams, rocker
1938 - Jet Black, English drummer, one of the founding members of The Stranglers
1940 - Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (d. 2008)
1941 - Barbet Schroeder, director (Barfly, Single White Female, More)
1941 - Chris Curtis, [Chris Crummy], rock drummer/vocalist (Deep Purple)
1941 - Akiko Wakabayashi, Japanese actress
1942 - John E Blaha, San Antonio, USAF/astronaut (STS 29, 33, 43, 58, 79/81)
1942 - Vic Dana, Buffalo, singer/dancer (Talent Scouts)
1943 - Ulf Sundelin, Sweden, yachtsmen (Olympic-gold-1968)
1944 - Cornelia J "Corry" Arends, Dutch actress (Fool's Hat)
1944 - Richard A W G, English prince/duke of Gloucester
1944 - Stephen Greif, English actor
1945 - Melvin Watt, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
1945 - Tom Ridge, first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
1946 - Alison Steadman, Liverpool England, actress (Life is Sweet)
1946 - Valerie Simpson, American singer
1946 - Mark Snow, American composer
1946 - Chantal Renaud, Quebec singer and actress
1947 - Candy Moore, Maplewood NJ, actress (Lunch Wagon, Tomboy & Champ)
1947 - Emiliano Díez, Cuban actor
1948 - Valerie Simpson, Bronx, singer, Ashford's partner (Like a Rock)
1949 - John Baldwin, Detroit, light middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1968)
1949 - Robert (Bob) Cowsill, Newport RI, (Cowsills - Hair, We Can Fly)
1950 - Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (d. 2006)
1951 - Robert G Torricelli, (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1983- )
1952 - Billy Rush, rocker (Asbury Jukes)
1952 - John Kinsella, USA, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)
1952 - Michael Jeter, Lawrenceburg TN, actor (Fisher King)
1952 - Will Shortz, American crossword editor
1953 - Pat Sharkey, Irish footballer
1954 - Michael Chetwood, rocker
1954 - Sarah Lundy, horse trainer
1954 - Steve Wright, Britain's wacky DJ/actor (Funny Man)
1954 - Wally Murphy, rocker
1954 - Efren Reyes, Filipino pool player
1956 - Mark Mangino, American football coach
1957 - Alex Trevino, catcher (LA Dodgers)
1957 - Dr. Alban, Nigerian-Swedish singer
1957 - Rick Hansen, Canadian paraplegic athlete
1958 - Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist
1959 - Jim Rutledge, Victoria, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Indian Open)
1959 - Joanne Gail Abbott, executive (MTV)
1959 - Kathryn P Hire, Mobile Alabama, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
1960 - Branford Marsalis, jazz saxophonist (Bring on the Night, Tonight Show)
1960 - Nancy Martinez, rocker
1960 - Ola Ray, St Louis Mo, playmate (Jun, 1980)/actress (Thriller)
1961 - Jeff Parrett, Indianapolis IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1961 - Jimmy Olander, Palos Verdes Cal, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in Middle)
1962 - Roger Kingdom, US 60m hurdler (world record)
1962 - Bob Mionske, American cyclist and attorney
1962 - Tariq Ramadan, Geneva, Switzerland, Islamic scholar
1963 - David Byas, cricketer (left-handed Yorkshire batsman)
1964 - Bobby Jurasin, CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1964 - Chad Kreuter, Marin County CA, catcher (Chicago White Sox)
1964 - Dave Boyes, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
1964 - Karla Karch-Gailus, Vancouver BC, basketball guard (Olympics-96)
1965 - Chris Burke, actor with down syndrome (Corky-Life Goes On)
1965 - Jon Hensley, Doylestown PA, actor (Holden Snyder-As the World Turns)
1965 - Bobby Duncum, Jr., wrestler (d. 2000)
1966 - Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player
1966 - Shirley Manson, Scottish singer
1967 - Myron Guyton, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
1968 - Courtney Hall, NFL center (San Diego Chargers)
1968 - Gavin Stratfold, Darwin NT, Australasia golfer
1968 - Byron Lawson, Canadian actor
1969 - Elaine Irwin Mellencamp, Allentown Penn, wife of John Cougar
1969 - Mike Gisler, NFL guard/center (NE Patriots)
1969 - Nicole Arendt, Somerville NJ, tennis star (1996 Aust doubles finalist)
1969 - Ricky Bottalico, New Britain CT, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
1970 - Brett Schultz, cricket pace bowler (South African Test)
1970 - Jacco Eltingh, Heerde Neth, tennis star (1993 ATP World Doubles)
1970 - Olimpiada Ivanova, Russian athlete
1971 - Jocelyn Borgella, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
1971 - Sharon Tina Jenkins, Auckland NZ, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1971 - Thalía, Mexican singer
1972 - Sherell Ford, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)
1973 - Barret Robbins, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
1974 - Freddie Scott, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
1974 - Kelvin Cato, NBA center (Portland Trailblazers)
1974 - Eric D. Snider, American humor columnist / movie reviewer
1975 - Shea Seals, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
1975 - Morgan Ensberg, American baseball player
1976 - Carey Tally, Memphis Tenn, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1976 - Amaia Montero, Spanish singer (La Oreja de Van Gogh)
1976 - Zemfira, Russian singer
1977 - Liam Botham, cricketer (son of Ian Hampshire all-rounder 1996)
1977 - Saeko Chiba, Japanese seiyū
1977 - Morris Peterson, American basketball player
1978 - Raja Kashif, Pakistani singer
1979 - Cristian Mora, Ecuadorian footballer
1979 - Rubén Pazos, Spanish footballer
1979 - Jamal Lewis, American football player
Actor Macaulay CulkinActor Macaulay Culkin (1980) 1980 - Macaulay Culkin, NYC, actor (Home Alone, My Girl, Richie Rich)
1980 - Brendan Harris, American baseball player

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