Famous Birthdays on 26th April

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121 Antonius Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome (161-180), born in Rome (d. 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, English playwright and poet (date of baptism), born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire (d. 1616)

  • 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, Scottish philosopher and historian (A Treatise of Human Nature), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1776)

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, American bird watcher and artist, born in Les Cayes, Haiti (d. 1851)

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-NY), born in Cobleskill, New York (d. 1876)
  • 1806 Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, composer
  • 1808 Martha Finley, children's book author
  • 1812 Alfred Krupp, German arms merchant
  • 1820 Alice Cary, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

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1822 Frederick Law Olmsted, American writer and landscape architect (designed Central Park), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1903)

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, German writer (Phantasus), born in Rastenburg, East Prussia (d. 1929)
  • 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, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 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, MLB picther (two-time All Star), born in Birmingham, Alabama (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, actor (Honestly Celeste, Fitz & Bones), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 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, Scottish bowls player, born in Haddington, East Lothian
  • 1939 Roger Buckley, British High Court Judge
  • 1940 Giorgio Moroder, producer/singer/songwriter (Cat People, Top Gun), born in Ortisei, Italy
  • 1941 John Mitchell, American composer
  • 1942 Bobby Rydell, rock singer (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942 Claudine Auger, Miss France (1958)/actress (Thunderball), born in Paris, France
  • 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 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, Chinese actor and martial artist (Romeo Must Die, Unleashed), born in Beijing, China

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)
  • 1972 Marco Rivera, NFL/WLAF guard (Scot Claymores, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972 Natrone Means, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars)