Famous Birthdays on this Day in History

Birthdays in History for Saturday 26th July 2014

Birthdays 1 - 221 of 221

1030 - Stanislaus of Szczepanów, St. Stanislaw (d. 1079)
1467 - Ferdinand II, King of Naples
1678 - Joseph I Habsburg, German king/Roman catholic emperor (1705-11)
1694 - Johann Samuel Endler, composer
1739 - George Clinton, NY, (D-R) 4th VP (1805-12)
1782 - John Field, Dublin Ireland, pianist/composer (Nocturnes)
1791 - Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, 6th child of Austrian composer WAM
1796 - George Catlin, US, author/painter (American Indian scenes)
1799 - Isaac Babbitt, invented babbitt's metal for bearings
1801 - John Drake Sloat, Ret Major General Comm (Union Navy), died in 1867
1802 - Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician
1802 - Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (d. 1855)
1805 - Constantine Brumidi, artist (Myrtle Murdock)
1813 - Isaac Baumann, Kassel Hesse, Germany, a Jewish pioneer and trader in Bloemfontein, South Africa
1820 - John Marshall Jones, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1829 - August Beernaert, Belgian premier (1884-94) (Nobel-1909)
1842 - Alfred Marshall, London, economist
1846 - Texas Jack Omohundro, American frontier scout, actor, and cowboy (d. 1880)
1855 - Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist (d. 1936)
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw (1856) 1856 - George Bernard Shaw, Dublin Ireland, dramatist (Pygmalion-Nobel 1925), (d. 1950)
1858 - Tommy Garrett, cricketer (original Australian Test player)
1860 - Philippe J Bunau-Varilla, French engineer (Colombia-Panama)
1863 - Jazeps Witols, composer
1865 - Philipp Scheidemann, German Parliament (SPD)/mayor of Kassel
1866 - Francesco Cilea, composer
1872 - George Louis Beer, historian (authority on British colonies)
1874 - Serge Koussevitzky, Vishny-Volotchok, Russia conductor (Boston Symp)
Psychiatrist Carl Gustav JungPsychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875) 1875 - Carl Gustav Jung, Switzerland, doctor (founded analytic psychology), (d. 1961)
1875 - Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (d. 1939)
1876 - Ernest Schelling, Belvidere NJ, composer/conductor (Victory Ball)
1877 - Hubert Ahaus, missionary (Harvest Fields)
1880 - Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1951)
1881 - Alexander J Kropholler, architect
1885 - Andre Maurois, Elbeuf, France, novelist/biographer
1886 - Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (d. 1965)
1888 - M Jouhandeau, writer
1891 - Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian
1892 - Philipp Jarnach, composer
1892 - Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1966)
1893 - George Grosz, German painter (Gott mit uns)
Author Aldous HuxleyAuthor Aldous Huxley (1894) 1894 - Aldous Huxley, Godalming, Surrey, English author (Brave New World, Island)
1894 - Ludovicus J Rogier, Dutch historian (Henric van Veldeken)
1895 - Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)
1895 - Jane Bunford, Britain's tallest-ever person (d. 1922)
1896 - Charles Butterworth, US, lawyer/actor (Mad Genius)
1896 - Evelyn Preer, US actress (Homesteader, Spider's Webs)
1896 - Henry Birkin, British racing driver (d. 1933)
1897 - Paul Gallico, NY, novelist
1899 - Carel C van Essen, Dutch archaeologist (Italian & Roman art)
1899 - Danton Walker, Mariette Ga, columnist (Broadway Spotlight)
1901 - John Bleifer, Zawiercie Poland, actor (Highway to Heaven)
1902 - Gracie Allen, SF California, Mrs George Burns/comedian (Burns & Allen)
1903 - Donald Voorhees, Allentown Pa, conductor (Bell Telephone Hour)
1904 - Jack Allan Westrup, composer
1906 - Armando Jose Fernandes, composer
1906 - Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence (d. 1943)
1907 - Gioconda de Vito, violinist
1907 - Istvan Pelle, Hungary, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1932)
1908 - Salvador Allende Gossens, Chile's last elected president (1970-73)
1909 - Gerardina I "Diny" van Amstel, Dutch actress (Dijntje & Trijntje)
1909 - Peter Thorneycroft, British politician (d. 1994)
1909 - Vivian Vance, Cherryvale Kansas, American actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy) (d. 1979)
1912 - Derek Riches, diplomat
1913 - Lou Salica, US, flyweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1932)
1914 - Ralph Hunsecker Blane, songwriter
1914 - Erskine Hawkins, American musician and bandleader (d. 1993)
1914 - Ellis Kinder, American baseball player (d. 1968)
1917 - Bertil Nordahl, Sweden, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1948)
1917 - Richard Desborough Burnell, England, double sculls (Olympic-gold-1948)
1918 - Marjorie Lord [Wollenberg], San Francisco, California, American actress (Make Room for Daddy, Sherlock Holmes in Washington)
1919 - James Lovelock, scientist
1919 - Kenneth Snowman, antiquarian
1919 - Virginia Gilmore, American actress (d. 1986)
1920 - Bob Waterfield, NFL QB (Rams)
1921 - Jean Shepherd, American writer (d. 1999)
1922 - Andrzej Koszewski, composer
1922 - Blake Edwards, OK, writer/director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany's)
1922 - Frank Price, CEO (British Waterways Board)
1922 - Jason Robards Jr, Chicago, actor (A Thousand Clowns, Any Wednesday)
1923 - Peter Carey, permanent secretary (DTI)
1923 - [James] Hoyt Wilhelm, knuckleball pitcher (Orioles)
1923 - Jan Berenstain, American author, (d. 2012)
1924 - Elias Motsoaledi, South African Umkhonto we Sizwe-commandant
1924 - John Kilgour, director of prison medical services (Home Office)
1924 - Louis Bellson, Rock Falls Ill, orchestra leader (Pearl Bailey Show)
1925 - Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (d. 2000)
1926 - Barbara Jefford, actress (Saint, Reunion, Ulysses)
1926 - Don Carter, bowling great (1st PBA president)
1926 - James Best [Jewel Franklin Guy], Powderly, Kentucky, American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard, Sounder)
1926 - Ana María Matute, Spanish author
1927 - G S Ramchand, cricketer (valuable all-rounder in 33 Tests for India)
1927 - M H W Wells, CEO (Charterhouse Japhet)
1928 - Hans Haselbock, composer
Film Director Stanley KubrickFilm Director Stanley Kubrick (1928) 1928 - Stanley Kubrick, Bronx NY, director (2001, Dr Strangelove, Lolita)
1928 - Tadeusz Baird, Polish composer (Giocosa)
1928 - Don Beauman, British racing driver (d. 1955)
1928 - Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (d. 1980)
1928 - Peter Lougheed, Canadian politician
1929 - Alexis Weissenberg, Sofia Bulgaria, pianist (Levintritt-1948)
1929 - Jean Shepherd, humorist (Playboy satire Award 1966, 1967, 1969)
1929 - Marc Lalonde, French Canadian politician
1930 - Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes
1931 - A M F (Sandy) Ross, managing-director (Mary Quant)
1931 - Takashi Ono, Japan, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
1933 - Lance Percival, actor/singer (Darling Lili, Our Miss Fred)
1934 - Anthony Gilbert, composer
1936 - Antonio Mastrogiovanni, composer
1936 - Kathryn Hays, NYC, actress (Kim Hughes-As the World Turns)
1936 - Mary Millar, English actress (d. 1998)
1938 - Keith Peters, physician
1938 - Peter Hall, diplomat
1938 - Bobby Hebb, Nashville Tn, country singer/songwriter (Sunny)
1938 - Darlene Love, American singer
1939 - J W Howard, Prime Minister of Australia
1939 - Wopko Jensma, Middelburg, Eastern Province, South African poet and graphic designer
1940 - Brian Mawhinney, chairman (British Conservative Party)
1940 - Mary Jo Kopechne, Ted Kennedy's car passenger
1940 - Dobie Gray, American singer (Drift Away)
1940 - Tolis Voskopoulos, Greek singer
1941 - Brenton Wood, Shreveport La, rocker (Gimme Little Sign)
1941 - Darlene Love, singer/actress (Lethal Weapon)
1942 - Dobie Gray, Brookshire Tx, singer (In Crowd)
1942 - Vladimír Mečiar, Slovak prime minister
1942 - Teddy Pilette, Belgian racing driver
1943 - Mick Jagger, English, rock vocalist (Rolling Stones)
1943 - Peter Hyams, director (2010, Capricorn 1, Relic, Timecop)
1943 - Roger Smalley, composer
1944 - Kiel Martin, Pitts Pa, actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues)
1944 - Micki J King, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1972)
1944 - Rimantas Antanas-Antonovich Stankiavichus, Russian cosmonaut
1945 - Linda Harrison, Berlin Md, actress (Bracken's World, Planet of Apes)
1945 - Helen Mirren [Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironoff], London, English actress (The Queen, The Madness of King George)
1946 - Anne Wright, Vice-Chancellor (Sunderland U)
1947 - Pauline Clare, Chief Constable (Lancashire)
1947 - Al Anderson, Windsor, Connecticut,guitarist (NRBQ)
1948 - Norair Nurikian, Bulgari, bantam weight (Olympic-gold-1972, 76)
1949 - Roger Taylor, British rock drummer (Queen-Bohemian Rhapsody)
1949 - William M Shepherd, Oak Ridge Tn, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 27, 41, 52)
1950 - Paul McHale, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
1950 - Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)
1950 - Nelinho, Brazilian footballer
1950 - Rich Vogler, American race car driver (d. 1990)
1951 - Robert Edwin Wadkins, Richmond VA, PGA golfer (1994 Kemper Open-2nd)
1951 - William Surles "Bill" McArthur Jr, NC, astro (STS 58, 74, sk: 92)
1952 - Ludmila Maslakova, USSR, relay runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
1952 - Scott David Cook, Glendale Ca, CEO (Intuit-Quicken)
1953 - Robert Phillips, classical guitarist
1954 - Lawrence Watt-Evans, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Sword of Bheleu)
1954 - Vitas Gerulaitis, Brooklyn NY, tennis star (Australia 1987)
1955 - Nicholas Walker, Bogota Col, actor (Capitol, Jimmy-General Hospital)
1956 - Dorothy Hamill, Riverside Ct, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1976)
1956 - Tommy Rich, American professional wrestler
1957 - Jeff Blatnick, Schenectady NY, wrestling (Oly-gold-1984)
1957 - Nana Visitor, [Tucker], actress (Deep Space 9)
1957 - Wayne Grady, Brisbane, Australia, PGA golfer (1990 PGA Champion)
1957 - Yuen Biao, Hong Kong actor
1957 - Hart Hanson, American television writer and producer
1958 - Ramona Neubert, German DR, long jumper/pentathlete (Oly-4th-80)
1958 - Angela Hewitt, Canadian classical pianist
1959 - Kevin Spacey, South Orange NJ, actor (Dad, Henry & June, Darrow)
1959 - Rick Bragg, American writer
1960 - LaTaunya Pollard, East Chic Ind, (Olympics-1980, 84)
1960 - Mitch Kahn, San Clemente California, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1961 - Andy Connel, rocker (Swingout Sister-Swingout)
1961 - Gary Cherone, Boston, heavy metal vocalist (Extreme-More Than Words)
1961 - Terri Nunn, rock vocalist (Berlin-Takes My Breath Away)
1961 - Yolanda Chen, Moscow Russia, triple jumper (indoor record)
1961 - Dimitris Saravakos, Greek footballer
1961 - Keiko Matsui, Japanese musician and composer
1962 - Galina Chistyakova, Russian jumper (world record 1988)
1962 - Jody Reed, Tampa FL, infielder (San Diego Padres)
1963 - Andrew C Timmons, Scottsdale Az, guitarist (Danger Danger-Screw It)
1963 - Marianne Berglund, Sweden, cyclist (1983 Ruffles Tour of Texas)
Actress Sandra BullockActress Sandra Bullock (1964) 1964 - Sandra Bullock, Wash DC, actress (Speed, Net, Love & War)
1964 - Anne Provoost, Belgian author (In the Shadow of the Ark)
1964 - Ralf Metzenmacher, German painter and designer
1964 - Danny Woodburn, American actor
1965 - Jeremy Piven, New York City, New York, American actor and producer (Entourage, Serendipity)
1965 - Jennifer Ashe, actress (As the World Turns)
1965 - Jim Lindberg, American musician (Pennywise)
1967 - David McKenzie, Footscray VIC, Australasia golfer
1967 - Anthony Durante, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
1967 - Tim Schafer, American computer game designer
1968 - Mike Mohler, Dayton OH, pitcher (Oakland A's)
1969 - Greg Colbrunn, Fontana CA, infielder (Florida Marlins)
1969 - Jonty Rhodes, South African cricket batsman (brilliant fielder)
1969 - Marc Boutte, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
1969 - Patrick Alfred Bates, St Louis MO, PGA golfer (1994 NIKE Dakota Open)
1970 - Kenny Wilhite, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1970 - Phil Alley, cricketer (NSW left-arm pace bowler)
1971 - Neus Avila, Lerida Spain, tennis star (Futures-Valencia-ESP 1995)
1971 - Reggie Carthon, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1971 - Khaled Mahmud, Former Bangladeshi cricketer
1972 - Ryan Christopherson, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1972 - Sean Graham, CFL slot back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1972 - Tydus Winans, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins, Roughriders)
1973 - Jean Francois Bergeron, St Jerome Quebec, boxer (Olympics-96)
1973 - Peter Heijsteek, soccer player (DFC/Dordrecht '90)
1973 - Kate Beckinsale, British actress
1973 - Lenka Šarounová, Czech astronomer
1974 - Bubba Wells, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
1974 - Dean Sturridge, English Footballer
1974 - Dan Konopka, American musician (OK Go)
1975 - Joe Smith, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors)
1976 - Brad Wilkins, American architect
1977 - Martin Laursen, Danish footballer
1977 - Rebecca St. James, Australian-born singer
1979 - Peter Sarno, Canadian ice hockey player
1979 - Mageina Tovah, American actress
1979 - Erik Westrum, American ice hockey player
1980 - Dave Baksh, Canadian guitarist (Sum 41)
1980 - Lee Dong-gun, South Korean actor
1981 - Abe Forsythe, Australian actor/director
1982 - Chez Starbuck, American actor
1983 - Roderick Strong, American professional wrestler
1983 - Delonte West, American basketball player
1984 - Kyriakos Ioannou, Cypriot high jumper
1985 - Gaël Clichy, French footballer
1985 - Audrey De Montigny, Quebec singer
1987 - Miriam McDonald, Canadian actress
1993 - Taylor Momsen, American actress

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