Famous Birthdays on 26th January

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1497 - Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557)
1541 - Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)
1613 - Johann Jakob Wolleb, composer
1667 - Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies
1708 - William Hayes, composer
1714 - Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage)
1715 - Claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher
1716 - George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville
1722 - Prestonpans
1722 - Alexander Carlyle, Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire, Scottish church leader (Moderator of the General Assembly 1770)
1742 - Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, composer
1748 - Emmanuel Aloys Forster, composer
1763 - Charles XIV, French marshall, king of Sweden & Norway (1818-44)
1771 - Jacob Andries van Braam, colonial director (Suriname)
1778 - Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)
1781 - Ludwig Joachim "Achim" von Arnim, German poet (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
1786 - Benjamin Robert Haydon, Plymouth, painter (Waiting for The Times)
1813 - Juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican founding father (d. 1876
1814 - Rufus King, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1876
1816 - Lloyd Tilghman, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1819 - Abner Doubleday, Union general-major/inventor (baseball) [or Jun 26]
1826 - Julia Dent Grant, 1st lady (1862-76)
1828 - Johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer
1831 - Mary Mapes Dodge, NYC, writer (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates)
1832 - George Shiras Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1924)
1852 - Frederick Corder, composer
1852 - Pierre Brazza, explorer/colonial administrator (French Africa)
1855 - Arthur Hervey, composer
1857 - the 12th Dalai Lama (d. 1875)
1871 - Warner Fabian, [Samuel H Adams], US journalist/writer (Average Jones)
1877 - Kees van Dongen, Netherland, French painter
1878 - A W "Dave" Nourse, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of South African cricket)
1879 - Ludovicus H [Lode] Baekelmans, Flemish (stage)author (Tille)
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur (1880) 1880 - Douglas MacArthur, Little Rock Ark, US General (WW II), (d. 1964)
1884 - Edward Sapir, Germany, linguist/antropologist (indians)
1884 - Roy Chapman Andrews, US, scientist/explorer
1886 - Joannes A Veraart, Dutch economist/MP (Jews of the Netherlands)
1887 - Enrique E Ecker, Curacao, bacteriologist
1887 - Marc A "Pete" Mitscher, US lt-admiral (WW II-Task Force 58)
1887 - François Faber, Luxembourgian cyclist (d. 1915)
1891 - Ilya G Ehrenburg, Kiev Ukraine, writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw)
1891 - Frank Costello, Italian-born gangster (d. 1973)
1891 - Wilder Penfield, American-born Canadian neurosurgeon (d. 1976)
1892 - Zara Cully, American actress (d. 1978)
1893 - Bessie Coleman, 1st black airplane pilot
1893 - Giuseppe Genco Russo, Sicilian mafioso (d. 1976)
1899 - Wyllis Cooper, Pekin Ill, TV narrator (Volume One)
1900 - Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. 1967)
1901 - Ervin Major, composer
1902 - Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer
1902 - Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer/essayist (Carnaval of the Citizens)
1902 - Romney Brent, Saltillo Mexico, actor/writer (Dinner at the Ritz)
1904 - Douglas Evans, actor (South Pacific Trail)
Irish Politician and a former Chief of Staff of the IRA Seán MacBrideIrish Politician and a former Chief of Staff of the IRA Seán MacBride (1904) 1904 - Sean MacBride, Dublin, statesman/Amnesty Intl co-founder (Nobel '74)
1904 - Ancel Keys, American scientist (d. 2004)
1905 - Charles Lane, SF California, actor (Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), (d. 2007)
1905 - John Carmel Heenan, Essex, cardinal archbp of Westminster (1963-75)
1905 - Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austria, singer, inspired "Sound of Music", (d. 2014)
1905 - Marquess of Bath, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1907 - Eddie Ballantine, Chicago, orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club)
1907 - Henry Cotton, English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948)
1908 - Stephane Grappelli, French jazz/violinist
1908 - Jill Esmond, English actress (d. 1990)
1910 - Elmar Klos, Czech director (Adrift)
1910 - Marijan Lipovsek, composer
1910 - Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (d. 1989)
1911 - Norbert Schultze, composer
1911 - Polykarp Kusch, US, nuclear physicist: Nobel 1955
1912 - Cora Baird, NYC, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie)
1913 - Jimmy Van Heusen, songwriter (Love & Marriage)
1913 - William Prince, Nichols NY, actor (City in Fear, Cyrano de Bergerac)
1914 - Kaye Webb, English writer/publisher (Puffin Club)
1914 - Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Dürrühsehvar (d. 2006)
1915 - William Hopper, NYC, actor (Paul Drake-Perry Mason)
1916 - Lothar Jensch, composer
1918 - Nicolae Ceausescu, Romanian president (1967-90)
1918 - Philip José Farmer, Terre Haute Indiana, American science fiction novelist (Riverworld)
1919 - K C Ibrahim, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests India v WI 1948-49)
1920 - Derek Bond, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Nicholas Nickelby)
1920 - John Logan Gorlay, journalist
1921 - Akio Morita, Kasugaya Japan, CEO (Sony)
1921 - Frantisek Chaun, composer
1921 - Johannes Driessler, composer
1921 - Eddie Barclay, French producer (Barclay Records) (d. 2005)
1922 - Michael Bentine, England, author/comedian (Reluctant Jester)
1923 - Anne Jeffreys, NC, actress (Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital)
1924 - Warren Frank Benson, composer
1924 - Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician (d. 1998)
1924 - Alice Babs, Swedish singer
1925 - David Jenkins, Bishop (Durham)
1925 - Desmond Cassidi, British admiral
1925 - Joan Leslie, Detroit, actress (High Sierra, Yankee Doodle Dandy)
Actor & Entrepreneur Paul NewmanActor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman (1925) 1925 - Paul Newman, Cleve, racer/popcorn mogul/actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler)
1925 - Claude Ryan, Quebec newspaper editor (d. 2004)
1926 - Charles Tidbury, former chairman (Whitbread & Company)
1926 - Jose Maria Valverde, philosopher poet/translator
1926 - Ronnie Hilton, singer (Moonraker)
1926 - Farman Fatehpuri, Pakistani scholar
1927 - Jose Simon Azcona Hoyo, president of Honduras (1986-90)
1927 - William Redfield, NYC, actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage)
1927 - Bob Nieman, American baseball player (d. 1985)
1928 - Gene Snyder, (Rep-R-KY, 1963-65, 67- )
1928 - Roger Vadim, France, director (And God Created Women, Barbarella)
1929 - Jules Feiffer, NYC, cartoonist (Passionella)/author (Little Murders)
1929 - M R Turner, publisher
1929 - Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (d. 2000)
1930 - A N Solomons, chairman (Singer & Friedlander)
1930 - Anne Macfarlane, Master (Court of Protection)
1930 - Harry "Buddy" Melges Jr, Wisc, yachter (Oly-gold/bronze-1964, 72)
1931 - Mary Murphy, Wash DC, actress (A Man Alone, Maggie-Investigators)
1932 - Christopher Price, Director (Leeds Metropolitan U)
1932 - George H Clements, first Roman Catholic Priest to adopt a child.
1932 - Ronald Allison, British author/broadcaster
1932 - Coxsone Dodd, Jamaican record producer
1933 - Ercole Baldini, Italian cyclist
1934 - Huey "Piano" Smith, pianist (Having a Good Time)
1934 - Roger Landry, Quebec businessman and newspaper publisher
1935 - Bob Uecker, Milwaukee Wisc, catcher/actor (Mr Belvedere)
1935 - Henry Jordan, Emporia Va, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland, Green Bay)
1935 - Peter Ronnefeld, composer
1935 - Zbigniew Penherski, composer
1936 - Sal Buscema, American comic book artist
1937 - Gerrit Gerritse, Dutch MP (CDA)
1937 - Joseph Saidu Momoh, gen/president (Sierra Leone)
1937 - S J B Langdale, Headmaster (Shrewsbury School)
1938 - Margaret Daly, British MEP
1939 - Marshall Lieb, rocker (Teddy Bears)
1941 - Henry Jaglom, London England, actor (Eating, Lucky Ducks, Always)
1941 - Scott Glenn, Pittsburgh, actor (Right Stuff, Personal Best, Backdraft)
1942 - Nigel Walmsley, chairman (Carlton UK Television)
1942 - William McLennan, CEO (Central Statistical Office)
1942 - Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (d. 2001)
1943 - Jean Knight, vocalist (Mr Big Stuff)
1943 - Peter Kenton Winkler, composer
1943 - Sherian Grace Cadoria, brigadier general
1943 - César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
1944 - Angela Yvonne Davis, black activist/professor
1945 - Mick Hill, cricketer (NSW all-rounder 1964-75)
1945 - Barbara Kruger, Newark USA, American conceptual artist
1945 - Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist (d. 1987)
1946 - Christopher Hampton, Azores, playwright (Oviri, Hotel du Lac)
1946 - Gene Siskel, movie critic (Siskel & Ebert)
1946 - Timothy Clifford, director (National Galleries of Scotland)
1947 - Patrick Dewaere, [PJMH Bordeaux], France, actor (Les Valseuses)
1947 - Michel Sardou, French singer
1948 - Corky Laing, rocker (Mountain)
1949 - Derek Holt, rocker (Climax Blues Band)
1949 - Paul Nurse, dr/director-general elect (Imperial Cancer Research Fund)
1949 - David Strathairn, San Francisco, California, American actor (LA Confidential, The Bourne Ultimatum)
1949 - Jonathan Carroll, American author
1950 - Jorg Haider, Austrian polical leader (Austrian Freedom Pary)
1950 - Janet Lupo, American model
1951 - Andy Hummell, Memphis Tn, rock bassist (Big Star)
1951 - David Briggs, rock guitarist (Little River Band-Help is on it's Way)
1951 - Jarmila Kratochvilova, Czech, 400m/800m runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
1951 - Walt Willey, Ottawa Ill, actor (Jackson Montgomery-All My Children)
1952 - Mario Runco Jr, Bronx NY, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77)
1952 - Thomas Edward Henderson, SC, basketballer (Olympic-silver-1972)
1953 - Andree C van Es, Dutch MP (PSP)
1953 - Bert Heerink, Amsterdam, rock vocalist
1953 - Lucinda Williams, singer
1953 - Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark
1954 - Kim Hughes, cricketer (brilliant Australian batsman 1977-84)
1954 - Martin Dunn, British editor (Today)
1955 - Lucia Mendez, Mexico, spanish singer (Lucia es Luna Moreno)
Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van HalenHall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen (1955) 1955 - Eddie Van Halen, Nijmegan Neth, rock guitarist (Van Halen-Jump, 1984)
1956 - Lisa Boray, [Schulte Nordholt], Dutch singer (Lovers Until the End)
1956 - Simon Howard, English large landowner (Castle Howard)
1957 - Ashok Malhotra, cricketer (Indian batsman in 7 Tests 1982-84)
1957 - Shivlal Yadav, cricketer (Indian off-spinner 102 Test wickets 1979-87)
1958 - Anita Baker, Toledo Oh, singer (Giving You the Best That I Got)
1958 - B James Lowry, rocker (Boys Band)
1958 - Dave Rummells, Cedar Rapids IA, Nike golfer (1993 Buick-2nd)
1958 - Ellen DeGeneres, New Orleans LA, comediene (Ellen Morgan-Ellen)
1958 - Norman Lamont Hassan, British reggae musician (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1958 - Salvador Sánchez, Mexican boxer
1960 - Gary Plummer, NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, SF 49ers)
1960 - Jeanette Bolden, Los Angeles California, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
1960 - Road Warrior Animal, American professional wrestler
1960 - Charlie Gillingham, American musician (Counting Crows)
NHL player Wayne GretzkyNHL player Wayne Gretzky (1961) 1961 - Wayne Gretzky, Brantford Ont, NHL great scorer (Oiler, King, Rangers)
1962 - Roshan Guneratne, cricketer (wicketless in only Test SL v Aust 1983)
1962 - Tim May, cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-95)
1962 - Tom Keifer, rock guitarist/vocalist (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
1962 - Oscar Ruggeri, Argentine footballer
1963 - Andrew Ridgeley, England, rock guitarist (Wham-Wake Me Up)
1963 - Jazzie B, [Beresford Romeo], English rapper (Soul II Soul-Feel Free)
1963 - Simon O'Donnell, cricketer (Deniliquin NSW ODI all-rounder 1985-90)
1963 - José Mourinho, Portuguese football manager
1964 - Paul Johansson, American actor
1965 - Allison Hossack, Manitoba, actress (Olivia-Another World)
1965 - Lou Frazier, US baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos)
1965 - Tim McDonald, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
1965 - Natalia Yurchenko, Soviet gymnast
1965 - Thomas Östros, Swedish politician
1967 - Jeff Branson, US baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
1967 - Katie Peterson-Parker, Bethesda MD, LPGA golfer (1995 Oldsmobile-5th)
1967 - Tim Pugh, Lake Tahoe CA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, KC Royals)
1967 - Pradip Somasundaran, Indian playback singer
1968 - Eric Davis, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers, Carolina Panthers)

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