Famous Birthdays on 26th May

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1264 - Prince Koreyasu, Japanese shogun (d. 1326)
1478 - Clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1523-34)
1566 - Mehmed III, Ottoman Emperor (1595-1603)
1591 - Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, composer
1602 - Philippe de Champaigne, French painter (d. 1674)
1667 - Abraham De Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem)
1669 - Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist (d. 1722)
1700 - Nikolaus L earl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, German evangelist
1759 - Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, writer/mother of Mary Shelley
1764 - Edward Livingston, American jurist and statesman (d. 1836)
1771 - Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author
1773 - Hans Georg Nageli, composer
1782 - Joseph Drechsler, composer
1799 - Alexander S Pushkin, Russia, writer (Eugene Onegin)
1806 - Henry Knox Thatcher, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1880
1822 - E de Goncourt, writer
1825 - Felipe Gutierrez y Espinoza, composer
1835 - Edward Porter Alexander, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1846 - Arthur Coquard, composer
1850 - Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress (Stupid force)
1853 - Monroe A Althouse, composer
1856 - George Templeton Strong, composer
1859 - Alfred Edward Housman, Bromsgrove England, poet (A Buried Life)
1863 - Robert Fitzsimmons, Boxing champion (d. 1917)
1865 - Akseli V Gallen-Kallela, Fins painter/graphic artist/illustrator
1865 - Robert W. Chambers, American artist (d. 1933)
1866 - John Eigenhuis, writer (Tough Workers)
1867 - Mary of Teck, wife of George V of the United Kingdom (d. 1953)
1871 - Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier (1946-47)
1873 - Cornelis G N de Vooys, translator/founder (New Taalgids)
1873 - Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist (d. 1958)
1874 - Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer (double decker)
1876 - Jack Root, boxing's 1st light heavyweight champion
1877 - Isadora Duncan, San Franciso, American free form/interpretative dancer
1877 - Jean Schlumberger, French writer (La Mort de Sparte)
1877 - Sadao Araki, Japanese general/minister of War (1931-34)
1883 - Mamie Smith, American singer (d. 1946)
1884 - Charles Winninger, Athens Wisc, actor (Charlie Farrell Show)
1886 - Al Jolson, [Asa Yoelson], jazz singer/silent actor (Mamie, Swanee)
1890 - Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudes/portraits)
1893 - Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)
1893 - Norma Talmadge, NY, actress (Sign on Door, Camille)
1895 - Dorothea Lange, US documentary photographer
1895 - Paul Lukas, Budapest Hungary, actor (Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx)
1898 - Ernst Bacon, composer
1898 - Gerard Bertouille, composer
1899 - Otto E Neugebauer, Austrian/US math historian
1899 - Pieter Menten, Dutch war criminal
1899 - Antonio Barrette, French Canadian politician (d. 1968)
1903 - Estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn)
1904 - George Formby, [William Booth], British singer/comic (Let George Do It)
1904 - Vlado Perlemuter, Polish pianist (d. 2002)
1905 - Hans Holewa, composer
1907 - Carleton Young, NY, actor (Reefer Madness, Pride of the Bowery)
Actor John WayneActor John Wayne (1907) 1907 - John Wayne [Marion Mitchell Morrison], Winterset IA, actor (Green Berets, True Grit)
1907 - Jean Bernard, French physician (d. 2006)
1908 - Robert Morley, England, actor (High Road to China, African Queen)
1908 - Nguyen Ngoc Tho, Prime Minister of South Vietnam
1909 - Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United)
1909 - Richard Maibaum, NYC, screenwriter (Goldfinger)
1910 - Adolfo Lopez Mateos, president of Mexico
1910 - Laurance S Rockefeller, NYC, CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank)
1911 - Ben Alexander, Goldfield, Nevada, American actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad)
1912 - Janos Kádár, premier Hungary (1956-58)
1913 - Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician
1913 - Peter Cushing, England, actor (Dracula, Star Wars, Dr Who)
1913 - Robert Shaw, town planner
1914 - Archie Duncan, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Sherlock Holmes)
1915 - Sam Edwards, American actor (d. 2004)
Actor Peter CushingActor Peter Cushing (1913) 1915 - Antonia Forest, British children's author (d. 2003)
1916 - Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (d. 1999)
1916 - Henriette Roosenburg, Dutch journalist (d. 1972)
1917 - Eva Szorenyi, Hungarian actress, freedom activist for Hungary
1918 - Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (d. 1985)
1919 - Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger)
1919 - Peter Malcolm Gordon Raleigh, journalist
1920 - Jack Cheetham, cricketer (South African batsman, Test capt early 50's)
1920 - Peggy Lee, American singer (d. 2002)
1921 - Frank Mooney, cricketer (dependable wicket-keeper for NZ in 13 Tests)
1923 - Horst Tapper, German director/actor (Derrick)
1923 - James Arness, Minneapolis MN, actor (Matt Dillon-Gunsmoke, Thing)
1923 - Oren Lee Staley, 1st pres of National Farmers Organization (1955-79)
1923 - Roy Dotrice, Guernsey Channel Island, actor (Wizard)
1924 - Cooper Evans, (Rep-R-IA, 1981-87)
1925 - Alec McCowen, Tunbridge Wells England, actor (Never Say Never Again)
1926 - Maria de Lourdes Martins, composer
1926 - Dirch Passer, Danish actor
1926 - Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian author
Jazz Musician Miles DavisJazz Musician Miles Davis (1926) 1926 - Miles Davis, Alton, Illinois, American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer (d. 1991)
1927 - Jacques Bergerac, France, actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun)
1929 - Hugo Raes, Flemish writer (Horses Jump & Fresh Sea)
1932 - Grigor Vachkov, Bulgarian actor (d. 1980)
1934 - Abdulah M "Dulah" Omar, South African attorney/UDF-leader
1935 - Sheila Steafel, South African-born British actress
1937 - Yehuda Yannay, composer
1938 - Jackie Liebesit, rocker (Can)
1938 - Teresa Stratas, [Anastasia Stratakis], Toronto, soprano (Salome)
1938 - William Elden Bolcom, Seattle Washington, composer (Oracles)
1938 - Pauline Parker, New-Zealandic murderess
1938 - Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian playwright and novelist
1939 - Brent Musburger, sportscaster (CBS-TV)
1939 - Gerald Ronson, English multi-millionaire
1939 - Merab Kostava, Georgian anti-Soviet leader
1940 - Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, French Canadian politician
1940 - Levon Helm, Elaine Arkansas, American musician (The Band), (d. 2012)
1941 - Imants Kalnins, composer
1941 - Reg Bundy, British performer (d. 2003)
1941 - John Kaufman, sculptor
1942 - Ray Ennis, England, guitar (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
1943 - Erica G Terpstra, Oly swimmer/Dutch MP (VVD)
1944 - Verden "Phally" Allen, keyboardist (Mott the Hoople)
1944 - Sam Posey, American race car driver, TV commentator and author
1945 - Garry Peterson, rocker (Guess Who)
1946 - Neshka Robeva, Bulgarian Rhythmic gymnas and coach.
1946 - Mick Ronson, English musician (d. 1993)
1947 - Glenn Turner, cricketer (masterful NZ opening batsman)
1947 - Piers Gray, critic/writer
1947 - Sherry Bain, California, actress (Pipe Dreams)
1948 - Geoff Greenidge, cricketer (no relation to Gordon, WI opener 1972-74)
1948 - Stevie Nicks, American rocker and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, Bella Donna)
1949 - Dan Pastorini, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Raiders) [or Dec 25]
1949 - Dayle Haddon, Montreal Quebec Canada, actress (Bedroom Eyes)
1949 - Hank Williams Jr, Shreveport La, country singer (Honky Tonk)
1949 - Pam Grier, Winston-Salem NC, actress (Big Bird Cage, Tough Enough)
1949 - Philip Michael Thomas, Columbus Ohio, actor (Miami Vice)
1949 - Ward Cunningham, American computer programmer and inventor
1951 - Muhammed Ahmad Faris, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3)
1951 - Sally Kristen Ride, Los Angeles California, 1st US woman astronaut (STS-7, STS 41G), (d. 2012)
1951 - Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish politician
1952 - David Meece, Christian musician
1953 - Michael Portillo, British politician
1954 - Alan Hollinghurst, British novelist
1954 - Danny Rolling, American murderer (d. 2006)
1955 - Candace L Collins, Dupo Illinois, playmate (Dec, 1979)
1955 - Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese chef
1955 - Wesley Walker, American football player
1956 - Frédéric Dutoit, French politician
1957 - Margaret Colin, actress (Independence Day, Three Men & a Baby)
1957 - François Legault, French Canadian politician
1957 - Kristina Olsen, American musician
1957 - Pontso S.M. Sekatle, Lesotho academic and politician
1959 - Beverly Lee, rocker
1959 - Brian Peaker, London Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
1959 - Nancy White-Brophy, Montague PEI, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's-25th)
1959 - Wayne Hussey, rocker (Mission-Lover for Life)
1959 - Steve Hanley, English musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley and the Lovers)
1959 - Ole Bornedal, Danish film director, actor and producer
1960 - Rob Murphy, American baseball player
1961 - Stephen Robert Pate, Ventura CA, PGA golfer (1987 Southwest Classic)
1961 - Tarsem Singh, Indian film director
1962 - Bob[cat] Goldthwait, Syracuse NY, comedian (Police Academy)
1962 - Colin Vearncombe, rocker (Black-Wonderful Like)
1962 - Genie Francis, Englewood NJ, actress (General Hospital, Bare Essence)
1963 - Charles Van Eman, Pitts, actor (Charlie-All My Children, Dynasty II)
1963 - Eddie Martin Jr, jockey
1964 - Kevin Kennedy, baseball manager (Texas Rangers)
Musician Lenny KravitzMusician Lenny Kravitz (1964) 1964 - Lenny Kravitz, American musician
1965 - Greg Lloyd, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1965 - Jacqueline Mary Nelson, Upper Hutt NZ, points race cyclist (Oly-96)
1965 - Hazel Irvine, British television presenter
1966 - Helena Bonham Carter, London, English actress (Fight Club, Howards End)
1966 - Anthony Edwards, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
1966 - Billy Downes, Camden NJ, Nike golfer (1994 New England Classic)
1966 - Grant Bradburn, cricketer (son of Wynne NZ off-spinner 1990- )
1966 - Zola Budd Pieterse, Bloemfontein South Africa, track star (Oly-1988)
1967 - Igor Zemlyanoy, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1967 - Jean Bartholomew, Queens NY, LPGA golfer (1989 Duke U Champ)
1967 - Phil Doyle, Australian writer
1968 - Frederik, Heir Apparent Crown Prince of Denmark
1968 - Rachael Sporn, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-bronze-96)
1968 - Pat Kenney, American professional wrestler
Actress Helena Bonham CarterActress Helena Bonham Carter (1966) 1968 - Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish film director
1968 - Steve Sedgley, English footballer
1969 - John Baird, Canadian politician
1969 - Musetta Vander, South African actress
1970 - Sam Mack, NBA forward/guard (Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies)
1970 - Sebastian Barrie, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
1970 - Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese cartoonist
1971 - Darwin Ireland, NFL linebacker (Chic Bears)
1971 - Lewis Capes, WLAF defensive tackle (London Monarchs)
1971 - Steven Rice, Kitchener, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
1971 - Matt Stone, American television producer
1972 - Patsy Palmer, British actress
1974 - Lars Frölander, Swedish swimmer
1975 - Christopher Lindsey Donaldson, Dunedin NZ, 100m/200m runner (Oly-96)
1975 - Travis Lee, San Diego CA, baseball 1st baseman (Olympics-bronze-96)
Singer-Songwriter Lauryn HillSinger-Songwriter Lauryn Hill (1975) 1975 - Lauryn Hill, South Orange New Jersey, American singer-songwriter (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill)
1975 - Nicki Aycox, American actress
1976 - Benji Gregory, Encino California, actor (Brian Tanner-Alf)
1976 - Markus Wieland, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
1976 - Scott Humphries, Greely Colo, tennis star (1995 doubles Binghampton)
1976 - Justin Pierre, American singer (Motion City Soundtrack)
1977 - Raina Telgemeier, American cartoonist
1977 - Luca Toni, Italian footballer
1977 - Mark Hunter, American musician (Chimaira)
1977 - Misaki Ito, Japanese actress
1978 - Phil Elverum, American singer-songwriter
1979 - Elisabeth Harnois, American actress
1979 - Mehmet Okur (Memo), Turkish basketball player
1979 - Ashley Massaro, American model and professional wrestler

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