Famous Birthdays on 26th December

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1194 - Frederick II, Iesi Italy, German Emperor (1212-1250)/King of Sicily
1532 - Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576)
1536 - Yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584)
1542 - Tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616)
1618 - Elisabeth, Paltsgravin of Rhine/abbess
1633 - Charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised
1646 - Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709)
1660 - Peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised
1666 - Guru Gobind Singh, Tenth Guru of Sikhism, founder and General of Khalsa Army, social reformist and poet(d. 1708)
1687 - Johann Georg Pisendel, German violinist/composer
1716 - Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard)
1716 - Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (d. 1803)
1723 - Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (d. 1807)
1731 - Anthony Ziesenis, architect/sculptor (Town Hall of Westzaan)
1737 - Prince Josias of Coburg, Austrian general (d. 1815)
1738 - Thomas Nelson, merchant, signer of Declaration of Independence
1751 - Clement Hofbauer, Austrian missionary and saint (d. 1820)
1762 - Franz Wilhelm Tausch, composer
1770 - Pierre earl de Cambronne, French general (Waterloo, Elba)
1771 - Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Regulus)
1771 - Julie Clary, queen consort of Naples (d. 1845)
1778 - Juan Lovera, Venezuela, artist
1780 - Mary Fairfax Somerville, British mathematician (d. 1872)
1782 - Filaret Drozdov, Metropolitan of Moscow (d. 1867)
Inventor Charles BabbageInventor Charles Babbage (1791) 1791 - Charles Babbage, London, British inventor (calculating machine), (d. 1871)
1793 - Franz Hunten, composer
1797 - Hans Skramstad, composer
1805 - Joseph-Leon Gatayes, composer
1808 - Albert Grisar, composer
1809 - William Nelson Pendleton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1883
1812 - Wilhelm Volkmar, composer
1815 - Israel Bush Richardson, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1819 - E. D. E. N. Southworth, American novelist (d. 1899)
1820 - Gustavus Adolphus Smith, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1885
1822 - Dion Boucicault, Irish/Us actor/playwright (Rip van Winkle)
1824 - Augustus Louis Chetlain, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1914
1826 - Franz Coenen, composer
1826 - Martinus Nijhoff, founder Nijhoff's book/publisher (Van Dale)
1837 - Adm George Dewey, American naval hero of Manila
1837 - Morgan Bulkeley, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1922)
1845 - Salvatore Auteri Manzocchi, composer
1849 - Samuel E "Sam" van Beem, actor (Fanfan la Tulipe)
1853 - René Bazin, French novelist (d. 1932)
1855 - Arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn, composer
1859 - Johan F van Bemmelen, Dutch zoologist
1859 - William Stephens, U.S. political figure (d. 1944)
1861 - Friedrich Engel, German mathematician (group theory)
1862 - Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [NS]
1869 - Harry Redman, composer
1872 - Norman Angell, British politician/cowboy/journalist, Nobel laureate (1933), (d. 1967)
1873 - Hubert Cuypers, Dutch composer/choir conductor (Minstrels)
1873 - Karel Moor, composer
1873 - Thomas Wass, English cricketer (d. 1953)
1878 - Isaiah Bowman, US, geography/co-founder (Geographical Review)
1879 - Armen Tigran Tigranyan, composer
1879 - Julius Weismann, composer
1883 - Carl Oscar Ahues, Germany, International Chess Master (1950)
1883 - Frank Debenham, Australian geographer/geologist
1887 - Arthur Ernest Percival, British Army officer (d. 1966)
1890 - Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (d. 1992)
Author Henry MillerAuthor Henry Miller (1891) 1891 - Henry Miller, Manhattan, New York, author/artist (Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, Sexus), (d. 1980)
1893 - Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer
1893 - Yury Nikolayevich Tyulin, composer
1893 - Mao Zedong, Shaoshan, Hunan, Chinese revolutionary & Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), (d. 1976)
1894 - Antonio Molina, composer
1894 - Jean Toomer, American writer (d. 1967)
1897 - Willie Corsari, [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer
1901 - Georgy Mikhaylovich Rimsky-Korsakov, composer [NS]
1901 - Victor Hely-Hutchinson, composer
1902 - Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan, Russian painter (d. 1980)
1903 - Elisha Cook Jr, San Francisco California, actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI)
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao ZedongChinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong (1893) 1904 - Alentejo Carpentier, Cubans/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo)
1906 - Imperio Argentina, Argentine actress and singer (d. 2003)
1908 - Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932)
1910 - Lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner
1911 - Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (d. 1962)
1911 - Steve Kordek, Chicago, Illinois, pinball machine designer, (d. 2012)
1913 - Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (d. 1958)
1914 - Richard Widmark, Sunrise Mich, actor (Madigan, Judgement at Nuremberg)
1914 - Annemarie Wendl, German actress (d. 2006)
1915 - Hans [Henri A] Gomperts, Dutch literature (Duck on Attic)
1915 - Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/vocalist (Walkin' at the River)
1916 - Helmut Eder, composer
1917 - Rosemary Woods, Nixon's secretary, keep her away from your tapes
1918 - George Rallis, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2006)
1920 - Gote Carlid, composer
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve AllenTV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen (1921) 1921 - Steve Allen, NYC, comedian/TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show)
1921 - John Severin, Jersey City, New Jersey, comic book artist (Hulk, Mad Magazine), (d. 2012)
1922 - Richard Mayes, English actor (d. 2006)
1924 - Frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas.
1925 - Baron Baker, activist
1926 - Earle Brown, composer
1926 - Edgar D Ngoyi, South African ANC leader (17 yrs in Robbeneiland Jail)
1926 - Zlatko Pibernik, composer
1927 - Alan King, Brooklyn New York, American comedian/actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me)
1927 - Denis Quilley, London England, actor (Masada)
1927 - Stu Miller, American baseball player
1929 - Régine, French singer and nightclub owner
1930 - Donald Moffat, Plymouth England, actor (Kent-Logan's Run)
1930 - Sayed Mutawli imam ad-Darsh, scholar/broadcaster
1931 - Thomas Eden Binkley, musician
1931 - Thomas K "Tom" van Brook, actor/interpreter (Soldier of Orange)
1932 - Walter Leblanc, Belgian painter
1933 - Ugly Dave Gray, Australian television personality
1933 - Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer
1935 - Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Detroit MI, rock vocalist (Four Tops)
1935 - Barbara J Jacket, US athletic coach (Olympics 1972)
1935 - Rohan Kanhai, cricketer (one of West Indies' finest batsmen)
General and President of Togo Gnassingbé EyadémaGeneral and President of Togo Gnassingbé Eyadéma (1935) 1935 - Gnassingbé Eyadéma, Pya Togo, General and President of Togo (1967 - 2005)
1936 - Kitty Dukakis, substance abuser/wife of Michael (Gov-Mass)
1937 - John Horton Conway, British mathematician
1937 - Jay Heimowitz, American poker player
1938 - Bahram Beizai, Iranian playwright and film director
1938 - Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director (d. 1989)
1939 - Lynn Martin, US secretary of Labor (1991-93)
1939 - [Harvey] Phil Spector, record producer (Wall of Sound)
1940 - Harmen Siezen, Dutch TV-journal host
1940 - Edward C. Prescott, American economist, Nobel laureate
1941 - Daniel Schmid, actor/director (Paloma, Violanta, Hecate, Amateurs)
1942 - Barry Wood, cricketer (England opener in early 70's)
1942 - Earl Cate, Ark, country singers (Cate Bros-Fire on the Tracks)
1942 - Ernie Cate, Ark, country singers (Cate Bros-Fire on the Tracks)
1942 - Rob de Nijs, Dutch singer (Put a candle in your window)
1942 - Marco Vinicio Cerezo Arévalo, Guatemalan president
1942 - Gray Davis, former Governor of California
1944 - Jane Lapotaire, actress (Spirit of the Dead)
1945 - John Walsh, activist/TV host (America's Most Wanted)
1946 - Gordon Edwards, rocker
1946 - Lisette Hordijk, Dutch TV broadcaster
1947 - Carlton Fisk, Vermont, all star catcher (Red Sox, White Sox)
1947 - Joyce Jillson, Cranston RI, psychic/actress (Superchick)
1947 - James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
1948 - Chris Chambliss, 1st baseman (NY Yankee)
1949 - Ira Newborn, NYC, orchestra leader (Manhattan Transfer)
1949 - José Ramos-Horta, President of East Timor, Nobel laureate
1950 - Michael Jones, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
1950 - Victoria Racimo, NYC, actress (Corene-Falcon Crest)
1951 - Richard Skinner, British DJ
1952 - Andre-Michel Schub, Paris France, pianist (Van Cliburn-1981)
1953 - Matthew Harding, businessman/soccer supporter
1953 - Valeri Yuriyevich Sharov, Russian cosmonaut
1953 - Leonel Fernández, Dominican politician and current President of the Dominican Republic
1953 - Henning Schmitz, German musician (Kraftwerk)
1954 - Ozzie Smith, Mobile AL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
1954 - Peter Woods, rocker (Romeo Void-Girl in Trouble)
1954 - Susan H Butcher, dog sled driver (Idatarod)
1954 - Ullrich Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic-gold-1976)
1954 - Walter Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic-gold-1976)
1955 - Evan Bayh, American politician
1956 - Gail Tatterson, WBL center (NY Stars)
1956 - Karen Smith, WBL forward (NY Stars)
1956 - David Sedaris, American essayist
1957 - Dermot Murnaghan, British broadcaster
1958 - Adrian Newey, British engineer
1959 - Lesley Tomlinson, Derbyshire England, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1959 - Koji Morimoto, Japanese animated film director
1960 - Temuera Morrison, New Zealand actor
1960 - Jim Toomey, American syndicated cartoonist
1961 - Storm Davis, Dallas Texas, pitcher (KC Royals)
1961 - Tahnee Welch, [La Tahn Renee Welch], San Diego CA, actress (Cocoon)
1961 - John Lynch, Irish actor
1963 - Lars Ulrich, Danish/US heavy metal drummer (Metallica-Kill 'em All)
1964 - Colleen Dion, Newburgh NY, actress (Search for Tomorrow)
1964 - Jeff King, Marion IN, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1964 - Elizabeth Kostova, American author
1965 - Ben Husaby, Eden Prairie Minn, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
1966 - Tim Legler, NBA guard (Washington Wizards/Bullets)
1967 - Tony Covington, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks)
1968 - Darren Barber, Victoria BC, rower (Olympics-96)
1968 - Dennis Knight, American professional wrestler
1970 - Lisa Gathright, Moline Ill, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1993)
1970 - Radka Zrubakova, Bratislava Slovakia, tennis star (1994 Futures-GER)
1970 - Willie Williams, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Seahawks)
1970 - James Mercer, American musician (The Shins)
1970 - Krissada Terrence, Thai singer and actor
1971 - Mark Lathwell, cricketer (England opening batsman v Australia 1993)
1971 - Jared Leto, Bossier City, Louisiana, American actor (My So Called Life, Requiem for a Dream)
1971 - Jonathan M. Parisen, American film director
1972 - Burnell Roques, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
1972 - Derrick Cullors, running back (New England Patriots)
1972 - Esteban Fuertes, Argentine footballer
1972 - Robert Muchamore, English children's author
1973 - Ryan Berube, US, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-gold-96)
1973 - Reichen Lehmkuhl, American television personality
1974 - Tiffany Brissette, actress (Vicki-Small Wonder)
1974 - Tony Brackens, defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1975 - Marcelo Rios, Santiago Chile, tennis star (1995 Amsterdam)
1976 - Lea De Mae, Czech actress (d. 2004)
1977 - Brandee Layne Loving, Miss Mississippi Teen USA (1996)
1978 - Kaoru Sugayama, Japanese volleyball player
1979 - Fabián Carini, Uruguayan footballer
1979 - Dimitry Vassiliev, Russian ski jumper
1979 - Chris Daughtry, American singer
1979 - Mzbel, Ghanaian singer
1980 - Serena Phillips, Corvallis Ore, figure skater (1997 Pruetten champ)
1980 - Todd Dunivant, American soccer player
1982 - Kenneth Darby, American National Football League player
1982 - Oguri Shun, Japanese Actor/Model
1984 - Alex Schwazer, Italian race walker
1985 - Steven Hartman, Westlake CA, actor (Rick Forrester-Bold & Beautiful)

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