Famous Birthdays on 26th February

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1361 - Wenceslas of Bohemia, Holy Roman Catholic German emperor (1378-1400)
1587 - Stefano Landi, Italian composer (d. 1639)
1588 - Nicolaus Erich, composer
1671 - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician and philosopher (d. 1713)
1672 - Antoine Augustine Calmet, French theologian (d. 1757)
1675 - Johann Philipp Treiber, composer
1677 - Nicola Fago, composer
1714 - James Hervey, English clergyman and writer (d. 1758)
1717 - John Randall, composer
1720 - Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1803)
1746 - Archduchess Marie Amalie of Austria, duchess of Piacenza (d. 1806)
1770 - Antoine Reicha, composer
1772 - Caspar Furstenau, composer
1799 - Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (d. 1864)
1802 - Victor Hugo, France, author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables)
1808 - Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879)
1808 - Nathan Kelley, American architect, active mainly in Ohio, (d.1871)
1814 - Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (d. 1876)
1824 - Carlos Calvo, Argentine diplomat/people rights scholar (Calvo Clause)
Author Victor HugoAuthor Victor Hugo (1802) 1825 - Hans Balatka, composer
1829 - Levi Strauss, German-born clothing designer (d. 1902)
1831 - Filippo Marchetti, composer
1832 - John George Nicolay, US, author (Abe Lincoln's biographer)
1834 - Aleksander Zarzycki, composer
1835 - Richard Andree, German geography/etnologist (Andree's Handatlas)
1837 - Charles Woeste, Belgian count/min of Justice
1838 - Wendelin Weissheimer, composer
1841 - Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general (Egypt)
1842 - Camille Flammarion, Mars researcher & popularizer of astronomy
1845 - Aleksander Rozycki, composer
1845 - Alexander III, St Petersburg, Russian tsar (1881-94) (3/10 NS)
1846 - William F "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Davenport Iowa, killed 4000 buffaloes
1852 - John Harvey Kellogg, surgeon, inspired flaked cereal industry
1857 - Emile Coué, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion)
Fashion Designer Levi StraussFashion Designer Levi Strauss (1829) 1858 - Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (d. 1917)
1861 - Ferdinand I, Vienna, 1st tsar of modern Bulgaria (1908-18)
1866 - Herbert Henry Dow, pioneer in US chemical industry (Dow Chemical)
1867 - Siegfried Passarge, German geographer (Cameroon/So Afr/America)
1868 - Leonard Borwick, British(?) pianist
1869 - Nadezjda K Krupskaja, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin
1873 - Ewoud van Everdingen, Dutch meteorologist
1874 - Carl Vogler, composer
1875 - Emma Dunn, actress (Dr Monica, Dr Kildare's Strange Case, Hideaway)
1875 - Richard Wetz, composer
1876 - Agustin P Justo y Rolon, pres Argentina (1931-38)
1876 - Pauline Musters, smallest man (1'11.2" (58.9 cm))
1877 - Carel S Adama van Scheltema, Dutch poet/writer (socialism)
1877 - Russell Alexander, composer
1879 - Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer/conductor/tutor of B Britten
1882 - Walter Lucht, German artillery general (WW I/WW II)
1882 - Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (d. 1968)
1883 - Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetism)
1884 - Christina A A [Dina] Koudijs-van Appeldoorn, pianist/composer
1884 - Dina Appeldoorn, composer
1884 - Hildo Krop, Dutch modernistic sculptor
1885 - Lili Green, [Alice Sally Mary], Neth/Eng dancer
1885 - Aleksandras Stulginskis, President of Lithuania (d. 1969)
1887 - Benegal Narsing Rau, India, pres of UN Security Council (1950)
1887 - Grover Cleveland Alexander, HOF baseball pitcher (Phillies, Cubs)
1887 - Stefan Grabinski, Polish writer (d. 1936)
1891 - Alan Bridge, PA, actor (North of Arizona, Badmen of the Hills)
1893 - Ivor A "I A" Richards, English poet/critic (Meaning of Meaning) [NS]
1893 - William Frawley, Burlington, Iowa, American actor (I Love Lucy, Bub-My 3 Sons)
1896 - Andrei A Zjdanov, Russian politician (against kosmopolitism)
1896 - Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer
1898 - Julien de Valckenaere, Flemish writer
1899 - Max Petitpierre, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1994)
1900 - Jean Negulesco, Craiova Romania, director (Johnny Belinda, Jessica)
1902 - Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)
1902 - Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)
1903 - Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
1906 - Madeleine Carroll, England, actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent)
1906 - Nikos Ghika, artist
1907 - Dub Taylor, American actor (d. 1994)
1908 - Tex Avery, American cartoonist (d. 1980)
1908 - Leela Majumdar, Bengali writer (d. 2007)
1908 - Jean-Pierre Wimille, French race car driver (d. 1949)
1909 - Phyllis Fanny Primrose-Pechey Cradock, TV Chef
1909 - King Talal of Jordan (d. 1972)
1911 - Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia MP chairman
1911 - Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (d. 1996)
1913 - George G Barker, English poet (Calamiterror, Anno Domini)
1913 - Hermann Lenz, writer
1914 - Robert Alda, NYC, actor (Dan Lewis-Supertrain, By Popular Demand)
1914 - Witold Rowicki, composer
1915 - Elisabeth Eybers, South Afr/Dutch poetess (That Woman & Other Verses)
1915 - Pran Nath Chhuttani, physician/teacher
1916 - Mordecai Seter, composer
1916 - Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)
1917 - Robert Taft Jr, (Sen-R-Oh)
1918 - Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, baseball pitcher (Bkln Dodgers)
1918 - Otis R Bowen, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1985-89)
1918 - Theodore [Hamilton] Sturgeon, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar)
1919 - Beppie Nooij, actress/director (Bluejackets-Rooie Sien)
1919 - Luc-Andre Marcel, composer
1919 - Mason Adams, NYC, actor (Charlie Hume-Lou Grant, Deadliest Season)
1920 - A W [Rie] Kuiper-Mastenbroek, Neth, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1936)
1920 - Antony Kearey, TV producer
1920 - Tony Randall, [Leonard Rosenberg], Tulsa Ok, actor (Felix-Odd Couple)
1920 - Danny Gardella, American baseball player (d. 2005)
1920 - Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (d. 2006)
1921 - Betty Hutton, Battle Creek Mich, actress (Greatest Show on Earth)
1922 - Bill Johnston, cricket pace bowler (mighty Australian lefty post-war)
1922 - Margaret Leighton, Birmingham England, actress (Astonished Heart)
1924 - Mark Bucci, NYC, composer (1959 Arts & Letters Award)
1924 - Noboru Takeshita, Japanese PM (1987-89)
1925 - Everton Weekes, West Indian cricket player
1925 - Frank Henry Copplestone, TV executive
1925 - James Moody, US, jazz saxophonist/orchestra leader
1926 - Arsene Souffriau, composer
1926 - Cynthia Stone, Peoria Ill, actress (That Wonderful Guy, Ad Libbers)
1926 - Konstantin P Feoktistov, Voronezh, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1)
1927 - Donald Gramm, Milwaukee Wisconsin, bass-baritone
1927 - Tom Kennedy, Louisville KY, quiz host (You Don't Say, Name That Tune)
1928 - Aldonis Kalnins, composer
1928 - Anatoli Vassilyevich Filipchenko, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 16)
1928 - Antione "Fats" Domino, NO LA, rhythm & blues pianist (Blueberry Hill)
1928 - Everton Weekes, cricketer (one of the 3 W's)
1928 - Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress
1930 - Lazar Berman, Leningrad Russia, pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956)
1931 - Francisco Kroepfl, composer
1931 - Robert D Novak, Joliet Ill, news reporter (CNN-Evans & Novak)
1931 - Ally MacLeod, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2004)
Country Singer Johnny CashCountry Singer Johnny Cash (1932) 1932 - Johnny Cash, Kingsland Arkansas, American country singer (I Hear the Train Coming)
1933 - Godfrey Cambridge, NYC, actor (Cotton comes to Harlem)
1933 - James Goldsmith, Paris France, corporate raider (Referendum Party)
1934 - Ron Gaunt, cricketer (Australian fast bowler late 50s early 60s)
1934 - Robert Novak, American political columnist
1936 - Eduard Ivanovich Buinovski, cosmonaut
1936 - Manmohan Desai, filmmaker
1937 - Hagood Hardy, Canadian musician and composer (d. 1997)
1938 - Jack Knight, Somerville Miss, actor (Mr Shamley-James at 15)
1938 - Evagoras Pallikarides, Cypriot freedom fighter (d. 1957)
1939 - Josephine Tewson, English actress
1941 - Keith Thomson, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v India 1968)
1941 - Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer (d. 1972)
1942 - Adriaan van Dis, author/TV-host (Nathan Sid, In Africa)
1942 - Joop van den Ende, director (Alsmeer Studio)
1943 - Bill Duke, actor (Bird on a Wire, Predator)
1943 - Bob "Bear" Hite, California, vocalist (Canned Heat-Going Up the Country)
1943 - Bob van Reeth, Flemish architect
1943 - Paul Cotton, Los Angeles California, rocker (Poco)
1943 - Dante Ferretti, Italian art director and costume designer
1944 - Marilyn Michaels, comedienne (ABC Comedy Hour)
1945 - Mitch Ryder, rocker (& Detroit Wheels-Devil With the Blue Dress)
1945 - Peter Brock, Australian motorsports champion (d. 2006)
1945 - Giannis Ioannidis, Greek basketball coach and politician
1946 - Bobby "Bingo" Smith, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1946 - Phyllis Eisenstein, US, sci-fi author (Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile)
1946 - Ahmed H. Zewail, Egyptian chemist, Nobel laureate
1947 - Sandie Shaw [Sandra Goodrich], Dagenham, Essex, English rocker (Girl Don't Come)
1948 - Priscilla Lopez, Bronx NY, actress (In the Beginning, Kay O'Brien)
1949 - Emma Kirkby, British(?) soprano
1949 - Elizabeth George, American novelist
1950 - Jonathan Cain, Chicago, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Journey, Babys)
1953 - Bree Walker, news anchor (WNBC TV, KNBC TV)
1953 - Michael Bolton, Ct, rock vocalist (That's What Love Is All About)
1954 - John Bolger, actor (Capt Gabe McNamara-Another World)
1954 - Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey
1955 - Rupert Keegan, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England, Formula One racing car driver
1956 - Keisuke Kuwata, Japanese singer
1957 - Connie Carpenter-Phinney, Madison Wisc, 79k cyclist (Oly-gold-1984)
1957 - Keena Rothhammer, US, 800 m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)
1957 - David Muldrow Beasley, American politician
1958 - Jeff Fithian, actor (Trevor Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
1958 - Joe Fithian, actor (Tracey Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
1958 - Susan J Helms, Charlotte NC, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 54, 64, 78)
1958 - Karen Berger, American comic book editor
1958 - Michel Houellebecq, French novelist
1958 - Greg Germann, American actor
1959 - Rolando Blackman, American basketball player
1960 - Jaz Coleman, British musician
1961 - Sophie Winter, actress (She's a Good Fighter)
1962 - Sheila Cornell, Encino Fla, softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1964 - Mark Dacascos, American actor and martial artist
1965 - Alison Armitage, London England, actress (Acapulco HEAT)
1965 - Brittany York, London England, playmate (Oct, 1990)
1965 - Donald Narcisse, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1965 - Matt Jackson, Birmingham Mich, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Payless)
1966 - Jennifer Grant, actress (Celeste-Beverly Hills 90210)
1966 - Wesley Walls, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, SF 49ers, NO Saints)
1966 - Najwa Karam, Lebanese singer
1967 - David Howard, Sarasota FL, infielder (KC Royals)
1967 - Roman Fortin, NFL center (Atlanta Falcons)
1967 - Scott Service, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
1967 - Currie Graham, Canadian actor
1968 - Brendan Rogers, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
1968 - Chris Green, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills)
1968 - J T Snow, Long Beach CA, infielder (NY Yankees, California Angels)
1968 - Leif Rohlin, Vasteras Swe, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
1968 - René Groen, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1968 - Tim Commerford, American bass player (Rage Against the Machine)
1969 - Brandon Wilson, US baseball infielder (Chicago White Sox)
1969 - Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer
1970 - Ben Maruquin, Ventura California, field hockey sweeper (Olympics-96)
1970 - Katie O'Neill, Los Angeles California, actress (Together We Stand)
1970 - Meeno Peluce, Amsterdam Netherlands, actor (Bad News Bears)
1970 - Radka Zrubakova, Czech, tennis star
1970 - Sasha Danilovic, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
1971 - Erykah Badu, singer

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