Famous Birthdays on 26th April

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121 Antonius Marcus Aurelius, Rome, Emperor of Rome (161-180)

Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius
Roman Emperor
Marcus Aurelius
  • 570 Muhammed, founder of Islam, according to the Shi'a sect. Other sources suggest April 20. Observed according to the Islamic lunar calendar
  • 1538 Giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato)

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1564 William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, baptism, English playwright and poet

  • 1567 Nicolas Forme, composer
  • 1573 Marie de'Medici, Queen of France
  • 1603 Francesco Nigetti, composer
  • 1637 Philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized
  • 1648 Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706)
  • 1662 Maria Luisa of Orleans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1689)
  • 1707 Johannes Burman, Dutch botanist, plant author and physician
  • 1710 Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher (d. 1796)

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1711 David Hume, Edinburgh, Scottish philosopher and historian (A Treatise of Human Nature)

Philosopher David Hume
Philosopher
David Hume
  • 1718 Esek Hopkins, US, 1st commander-in-chief (US Navy)
  • 1726 Pasquale Paoli, Corsican freedom fighter
  • 1774 Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist (d. 1853)
  • 1776 Joan M Kemper, Dutch lawyer (designed civil code law book)
  • 1782 Maria Amalia of Bourbon-Sicily, wife of Louis Phillip of Austria

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1785 John James Audubon, Haiti, bird watcher/artist

Ornithologist John James Audubon
Ornithologist
John James Audubon
  • 1787 Ludwig Uhland, writer
  • 1796 Auguste-Matthieu Panseron, composer
  • 1798 Ferdinand Eugene Delacroix, French painter/lithograph/etcher (Journal)
  • 1798 James Beckwourth, American explorer (d. 1867)
  • 1801 Ambrose Dudley Mann, American diplomat (d. 1889)
  • 1804 Charles Goodyear, American politician (d. 1876)
  • 1806 Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, composer
  • 1808 Martha Finley, children's book author
  • 1812 Alfred Krupp, German arms merchant
  • 1820 Alice Cary, Cincinnati, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel)

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1822 Frederick Law Olmsted, Hartford, Connecticut, writer and landscape architect (designed Central Park)

Landscape Architect and Writer Frederick Law Olmsted
Landscape Architect and Writer
Frederick Law Olmsted
  • 1822 Jan Albert van Eyken, composer/organist
  • 1826 George Hull Ward, American general (d. 1863)
  • 1826 Ambrose R. Wright, American Civil War General (d. 1872
  • 1827 Charles Edward Hovey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1834 Artemus Ward, (Charles Farrar Browne), humorist
  • 1834 Horatio Richmond Palmer, composer
  • 1836 Erminnie Adelle Platt, US, ethnologist (Iriquois-English Dictionary)
  • 1839 Cyrus Hamblin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • 1841 Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian
  • 1856 Sir Joseph Ward, 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1930)
  • 1860 Alphonse M A J Ariëns, Dutch pastor
  • 1863 Arno Holz, writer
  • 1863 Charles Haslewood Shannon, lithographer/painter
  • 1868 Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere/Newspaper publisher
  • 1873 Otto zur Linde, German author (Charon)
  • 1874 J H "Biddy" Anderson, cricketer (one Test South Africa v Australia 1902)
  • 1878 Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds, We Live Again)
  • 1878 Saint Rafael Guízar Valencia, Mexican Catholic bishop
  • 1879 Owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)
  • 1880 Mikhail Fokine, Russia, choreographer/founder of modern dance
  • 1884 Harry Sothern, actor (Dr Huer-Buck Rogers)
  • 1886 Ma Rainey, [Gertrude Pridgett], "Mother of the Blues" American singer (d. 1939)
  • 1886 Ğabdulla Tuqay, Tatar poet (d. 1913)
  • 1888 Aleksandr Mikhailov, USSR, astronomer
  • 1888 Anita Loos, American screenwriter, novelist (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and playwright (d. 1981)
  • 1889 Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austria, philosopher (Tractatus)
  • 1890 Edgar "E Livingstone" Kennedy, US actor/director (My Old Dutch)
  • 1893 Draza Mihajlovic, Serbian WWII hero and war criminal (d. 1946)
  • 1894 Rudolf Hess, Nazi official (d. 1987)
  • 1896 Ernst Udet, WWI pilot and film actor, Luftwaffe officer (d. 1941)
  • 1897 Olga Chekova, Russia, actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children)
  • 1897 Eddie Eagan, American sportsman (d. 1967)
  • 1898 Edward PF Eagan, boxer (Oly-gold-20)/bobsledder (Oly-gold-32), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1898 John Grierson, documentary filmmaker
  • 1898 Vicente Aleixandre, Spain, writer (Ambito, Bird of Paper, Nobel 1977)
  • 1899 Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, TX, actor (Hoedown, Country Fair, Blackmail)
  • 1900 Charles Richter, Ohio, Earthquakes seismologist (Richter scale)
  • 1900 Douglas Sirk, director (Zu Neuen Ufern, Boefje)
  • 1900 James Sutherland, English literature scholar/actor (Rob Roy 1953)
  • 1900 Hack Wilson, American baseball player (d. 1948)
  • 1903 Geoffrey Worthington, Air vice-marshall
  • 1903 Niven Busch, US screenwriter (Postman Always Rings Twice)
  • 1904 Paul E "Cardinal" Leger, archbishop (Montreal)
  • 1905 Charles K Feldman, [Gould], producer (Casino Royale), born in NYC, New York
  • 1905 Denis O'Dea, actor (Esther & the King, Treasure Island), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1905 Jean Vigo, France, actor/director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante)
  • 1906 Gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns, comedienne (George Burns Show)
  • 1906 Leopold Spinner, composer
  • 1907 Theun de Vries, writer (February; PC Hooft prize 1981)
  • 1909 Richard Howorth, cricketer (English all-rounder, three county doubles)
  • 1910 Erland von Koch, composer
  • 1910 Ernst Tittel, composer
  • 1910 Johan Doorn, Dutch journalist/resistance fighter (Orange Newspaper)
  • 1910 Tomoyuki Tanaka, director (Godzilla)
  • 1911 Marianne Hoppe, Rostock Germany (Bei Thea, Liebrauen)
  • 1912 A. E. van Vogt, Canada, sci-fi author (Wizard of Linn) (d. 2000)
  • 1914 Bernard Malamud, US, novelist (Fixer, Natural, Pulitizer 1967)
  • 1914 Charlie Chester, British comedian (Never Say Die)
  • 1914 Horace Leonard Gold, Sci-Fi writer/editor
  • 1914 James William Rouse, US builder (shopping malls/Columbia, Maryland)
  • 1914 Wilfred Howard Mellers, composer
  • 1915 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer/guitarist, born in Memphis, Tenneessee (d. 1992)
  • 1916 Arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk, composer
  • 1916 Morris L West, Australia, novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman)
  • 1916 Vic Perrin, American actor (d. 1989)
  • 1916 Virgil Trucks, Birmingham, Alabama, MLB picther (two-time All Star), (d. 2013)
  • 1917 I[eoh] M[ing] Pei, Canton, China, architect (1961 Brunner Prize)
  • 1917 Sal "The Barber" Maglie, pitcher (NY Giants, 8th best won-lost pct)
  • 1918 Fanny Blankers-Koen, Holland, 100m/200m dash, hurdler (Olym-gold-1948)
  • 1918 Jack Morpurgo, American Literature scholar (Leeds University)
  • 1918 Stafford Repp, California, actor (Chief O'Hara-Batman, Plunder Road)
  • 1920 Juan C Lampe, Aruba, pianist/composer
  • 1921 Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City & Guilds Institute)
  • 1921 Jimmy Giuffre, jazz musician
  • 1921 Margaret Gowing, professor (history, science)
  • 1922 James Holt, medieval historian
  • 1922 Margaret Scott, founder (Australian Ballet School)
  • 1922 Mike Kellin, Hartford Ct, actor (Honestly Celeste, Fitz & Bones)
  • 1922 Paul-Andre Gaillard, composer
  • 1922 Pol Bury, Belgian sculptor
  • 1922 Jeanne Sauvé, French Canadian politician (d. 1993)
  • 1923 Oliver Millar, Surveyor (Queen's Pictures)
  • 1924 Russell Nype, Zion Ill, singer/actor (Burton Farley-Dorothy)
  • 1925 Jørgen Ingmann, Danish musician
  • 1925 Frank Hahn, British economist (Hahn's Problem), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1925 Michele Ferrero, Italian entrepreneur (Ferrero SpA - Nutella), born in Dogliani, Piedmont (d. 2015)
  • 1926 David Coleman, sports commentator
  • 1926 Michael Joughin, CEO (Scottish Hydro-Electric)
  • 1926 Oldrich Frantisek Korte, composer
  • 1926 Preston "Bob" Tisch, NFL co-owner (NY Giants)
  • 1926 Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Anne McLaren, biologist/zoologist/actress (Things to Come)
  • 1927 Jack Douglas, comedian (My Brother Was an Only Child, Jack Paar Show)
  • 1928 Gordon Downey, British Comptroller General/Reader Rep (Independent)
  • 1929 Richard Mitchell, American author and professor (d. 2002)
  • 1930 Derek Waring, actor (Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country)
  • 1930 Justin Gosling, principal (St Edmund Hall Oxford)
  • 1930 Roger Moens, Belgium, 800m runner (Olympic-silver-1960)
  • 1932 Francis Lai, French film music composer
  • 1932 Michael Smith, English-born chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1933 Carol Burnett, comedian/actress (Annie, 4 Seasons), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1933 Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican activist (d. 2005)
  • 1934 J Micheal McCloskey, environmentalist/chairman (Sierra Club)
  • 1936 Edward Cazalet, British High Court Judge
  • 1937 Robert Boozer, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1960), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Duane Eddy, Phoenix, Az, country singer (Peter Gunn, Cannonball)
  • 1938 Maurice Williams, American rocker (Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1938 Willie Wood, bowler
  • 1939 Roger Buckley, British High Court Judge
  • 1940 Giorgio Moroder, composer (Let it Ride, Cat People, Top Gun)
  • 1941 John Battle, MP
  • 1941 John Mitchell, American composer
  • 1942 Bobby Rydell, Phila Pa, rock singer (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie)
  • 1942 Claudine Auger, Paris, France, Miss France (1958)/actress (Thunderball)
  • 1942 Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1942 Michael Kergin, Canadian diplomat
  • 1943 Gary Wright, singer, dream weaver (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
  • 1943 Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect
  • 1944 David O'B Martin, (Rep-R-NY, 1981- )
  • 1944 Martha Rockwell, Providence RI, skier (Mount Washington)
  • 1944 Amien Rais, Indonesian politician
  • 1945 Giorgio Moroder, producer/singer/songwriter (150 gold discs)
  • 1945 V K Ramaswamy, cricketer (Indian Test umpire stood in 1996 World Cup)
  • 1945 Sylvain Simard, Quebec politician
  • 1947 Donna Elizabeth De Varona, Greenwich Ct, swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-64)
  • 1947 Gervase Frank Ashworth Jackson-Stops, architectural adviser
  • 1947 Warren Clarke, English actor (Clockwork Orange), born in Oldham, Lancashire, (d. 2014)
  • 1948 Boyd Matson, TV host/correspondent (National Geographic Explorer)
  • 1948 Gerry Sikorski, (Rep-D-MN, 1983- )
  • 1949 Jimmy Hall, rocker (Wet Willie)
  • 1949 Carlos Bianchi, Argentinian footballer
  • 1949 Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
  • 1950 Howard "Leon" Reeder, rock guitarist (Champaign)
  • 1950 Peter Schaufuss, director of ballet (Deutsche Opera Berlin)
  • 1951 Lynne Jones, MP
  • 1952 Popo Simon Molefe, secretary-general (South Africa UDF)
  • 1955 Mike Scott, American baseball player
  • 1956 Koo Stark, [Kathleen Dee-Anne], photographer/actress (Emily)
  • 1958 Giancarlo Esposito, actor (Bob Roberts, School Daze, King of NY)
  • 1958 Johnny "Earl of" Dumfries, racing driver
  • 1958 John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute
  • 1958 Jeffrey Guterman, American mental health counselor
  • 1959 Ann O'Neill, Toowoomba QLD, golfer (1989 Downs District Champ)
  • 1959 John Corabi, American Musician
  • 1960 Roger Taylor, rock drummer (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
  • 1961 Albert Lawrence, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1961 Joan Chen, [Chen Chong], Shanghai China, actress (Heaven & Earth)
  • 1961 Nancy Scranton, Centralia IL, golfer (1991 du Maurier Ltd Classic)
  • 1962 Graham "Skin" Skinner, rocker (Hipsway)
  • 1962 Michael Damian, singer (Rock on)/actor (Young & Restless), born in San Diego, California
  • 1962 Colin Anderson, English footballer
  • 1962 Debra Wilson, American actress and comedian
  • 1963 Bill Wennington, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1963 Michael Damian, actor/singer (Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)
  • 1963 Thomas Searle, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)

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1963 Jet Li, Beijing, Chinese actor and martial artist (Romeo Must Die, Unleashed)

Chinese Actor and Martial Artist Jet Li
Chinese Actor and Martial Artist
Jet Li
  • 1964 Tod Bass, actor (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Kevin James, American comedian
  • 1966 Andrea Temesvari, Budapest Hungary, tennis star (1985 US Clay Courts)
  • 1966 Yoshihiro Togashi, Mangaka who created YuYu Hakusho
  • 1967 Klaus Merk, Augsburg GER, hockey goaltender (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1967 Matt Peterson, Nike golfer (1992 Hawkeye Open-7th), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967 Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Academy Award nominated British actress
  • 1967 Glen Jacobs, American professional wrestler
  • 1968 Ahmed Elmaghraby, Suez Egypt, US field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Melania Trump, Slovenian model
  • 1970 Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, American singer (TLC)
  • 1971 Ryan Yarborough, NFL wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens, NY Jets)
  • 1971 Jay DeMarcus, American bassist (Rascal Flatts)
  • 1972 Francisco Cordova, Veracruz Mexico, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)