Famous Birthdays on 26th December

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  • 1194 Frederick II, Iesi Italy, Holy Roman Emperor, King of the Romans (Germany), Sicily and Jerusalem
  • 1532 Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576)
  • 1536 Yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584)
  • 1542 Tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616)
  • 1618 Elisabeth, Paltsgravin of Rhine/abbess
  • 1633 Charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised
  • 1646 Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709)
  • 1660 Peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised
  • 1666 Guru Gobind Singh, Tenth Guru of Sikhism, founder and General of Khalsa Army, social reformist and poet(d. 1708)
  • 1687 Johann Georg Pisendel, German violinist/composer
  • 1716 Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard)
  • 1716 Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (d. 1803)
  • 1723 Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (d. 1807)
  • 1731 Anthony Ziesenis, architect/sculptor (Town Hall of Westzaan)
  • 1737 Prince Josias of Coburg, Austrian general (d. 1815)
  • 1738 Thomas Nelson, merchant, signer of Declaration of Independence
  • 1751 Clement Hofbauer, Austrian missionary and saint (d. 1820)
  • 1762 Franz Wilhelm Tausch, composer
  • 1770 Pierre earl de Cambronne, French general (Waterloo, Elba)
  • 1771 Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Regulus)
  • 1771 Julie Clary, queen consort of Naples (d. 1845)
  • 1778 Juan Lovera, Venezuela, artist
  • 1780 Mary Fairfax Somerville, British mathematician (d. 1872)
  • 1782 Filaret Drozdov, Metropolitan of Moscow (d. 1867)

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1791 Charles Babbage, British inventor (calculating machine), born in London, England (d. 1871)

Inventor Charles Babbage
Inventor
Charles Babbage
  • 1793 Franz Hunten, composer
  • 1797 Hans Skramstad, composer
  • 1805 Joseph-Leon Gatayes, composer
  • 1808 Albert Grisar, composer
  • 1809 William Nelson Pendleton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
  • 1812 Wilhelm Volkmar, composer
  • 1815 Israel Bush Richardson, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1819 E. D. E. N. Southworth, American novelist (d. 1899)
  • 1820 Gustavus Adolphus Smith, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1885)
  • 1822 Dion Boucicault, Irish/Us actor/playwright (Rip van Winkle)
  • 1824 Augustus Louis Chetlain, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1914)
  • 1826 Franz Coenen, composer
  • 1826 Martinus Nijhoff, founder Nijhoff's book/publisher (Van Dale)
  • 1837 Adm George Dewey, American naval hero of Manila
  • 1837 Morgan Bulkeley, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1922)
  • 1845 Salvatore Auteri Manzocchi, composer
  • 1849 Samuel E "Sam" van Beem, actor (Fanfan la Tulipe)
  • 1853 René Bazin, French novelist (d. 1932)
  • 1855 Arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn, composer
  • 1859 Johan F van Bemmelen, Dutch zoologist
  • 1859 William Stephens, U.S. political figure (d. 1944)
  • 1861 Friedrich Engel, German mathematician (group theory)
  • 1862 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [NS]
  • 1869 Harry Redman, composer
  • 1872 Norman Angell, British politician/cowboy/journalist, Nobel laureate (1933), (d. 1967)
  • 1873 Hubert Cuypers, Dutch composer/choir conductor (Minstrels)
  • 1873 Karel Moor, composer
  • 1873 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (d. 1953)
  • 1878 Isaiah Bowman, US, geography/co-founder (Geographical Review)
  • 1879 Armen Tigran Tigranyan, composer
  • 1879 Julius Weismann, composer
  • 1883 Carl Oscar Ahues, Germany, International Chess Master (1950)
  • 1883 Frank Debenham, Australian geographer/geologist
  • 1887 Arthur Ernest Percival, British Army officer (d. 1966)
  • 1890 Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (d. 1992)

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1891 Henry Miller, American author (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Sexus), born in Manhattan, New York, (d. 1980)

Author Henry Miller
Author
Henry Miller
  • 1893 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer
  • 1893 Yury Nikolayevich Tyulin, composer

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1893 Mao Zedong, Shaoshan, Hunan, Chinese revolutionary & Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), (d. 1976)

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
  • 1894 Antonio Molina, composer
  • 1894 Jean Toomer, American writer (d. 1967)
  • 1897 Willie Corsari, [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer
  • 1901 Georgy Mikhaylovich Rimsky-Korsakov, composer [NS]
  • 1901 Victor Hely-Hutchinson, composer
  • 1902 Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan, Russian painter (d. 1980)
  • 1903 Elisha Cook Jr, actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1904 Alenjo Carpentier, Cuban/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo)
  • 1906 Imperio Argentina, Argentine actress and singer (d. 2003)
  • 1908 Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932)
  • 1910 Lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner
  • 1911 Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (d. 1962)
  • 1911 Steve Kordek, pinball machine designer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1913 Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (d. 1958)
  • 1914 Richard Widmark, Sunrise Mich, actor (Madigan, Judgement at Nuremberg)
  • 1914 Annemarie Wendl, German actress (d. 2006)
  • 1915 Hans [Henri A] Gomperts, Dutch literature (Duck on Attic)
  • 1915 Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/vocalist (Walkin' at the River)
  • 1916 Helmut Eder, composer
  • 1917 Rosemary Woods, Nixon's secretary, keep her away from your tapes
  • 1918 George Rallis, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2006)
  • 1920 Gote Carlid, composer

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1921 Steve Allen, comedian/TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), born in NYC, New York

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 1921 John Severin, Jersey City, New Jersey, comic book artist (Hulk, Mad Magazine), (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Richard Mayes, English actor (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas.
  • 1925 Baron Baker, activist
  • 1926 Earle Brown, composer
  • 1926 Edgar D Ngoyi, South African ANC leader (17 yrs in Robbeneiland Jail)
  • 1926 Zlatko Pibernik, composer
  • 1926 Geoffrey Howe, British politician (Chancellor and Foreign Secretary under Thatcher), born in Aberavon, Glamorganshire (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Alan King, American comedian/actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927 Denis Quilley, actor (Masada), born in London, England
  • 1927 Stu Miller, American baseball player
  • 1929 Régine, French singer and nightclub owner
  • 1930 Donald Moffat, Plymouth England, actor (Kent-Logan's Run)
  • 1930 Sayed Mutawli imam ad-Darsh, scholar/broadcaster
  • 1931 Thomas Eden Binkley, musician
  • 1931 Thomas K "Tom" van Brook, actor/interpreter (Soldier of Orange)
  • 1932 Walter Leblanc, Belgian painter
  • 1933 Ugly Dave Gray, Australian television personality
  • 1933 Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer
  • 1935 Abdul "Duke" Fakir, rock vocalist (Four Tops), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1935 Barbara J Jacket, US athletic coach (Olympics 1972)
  • 1935 Rohan Kanhai, cricketer (one of West Indies' finest batsmen)

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1935 Gnassingbé Eyadéma, Pya Togo, General and President of Togo (1967 - 2005)

General and President of Togo Gnassingbé Eyadéma
General and President of Togo
Gnassingbé Eyadéma
  • 1936 Kitty Dukakis, substance abuser/wife of Michael (Gov-Mass)
  • 1937 John Horton Conway, British mathematician
  • 1937 Jay Heimowitz, American poker player
  • 1938 Bahram Beizai, Iranian playwright and film director
  • 1938 Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director (d. 1989)
  • 1939 Lynn Martin, US secretary of Labor (1991-93)
  • 1939 [Harvey] Phil Spector, record producer (Wall of Sound)
  • 1940 Harmen Siezen, Dutch TV-journal host
  • 1940 Edward C. Prescott, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1940 Ray Sadecki, American MLB player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Kansas City, KS, (d. 2014)
  • 1941 Daniel Schmid, actor/director (Paloma, Violanta, Hecate, Amateurs)
  • 1942 Barry Wood, cricketer (England opener in early 70's)
  • 1942 Earl Cate, Ark, country singers (Cate Bros-Fire on the Tracks)
  • 1942 Ernie Cate, Ark, country singers (Cate Bros-Fire on the Tracks)
  • 1942 Rob de Nijs, Dutch singer (Put a candle in your window)
  • 1942 Marco Vinicio Cerezo Arévalo, Guatemalan president
  • 1942 Gray Davis, former Governor of California
  • 1944 Jane Lapotaire, actress (Spirit of the Dead)
  • 1945 John Walsh, activist/TV host (America's Most Wanted)
  • 1946 Gordon Edwards, rocker
  • 1946 Lisette Hordijk, Dutch TV broadcaster
  • 1947 Carlton Fisk, Vermont, all star catcher (Red Sox, White Sox)
  • 1947 Joyce Jillson, Cranston RI, psychic/actress (Superchick)
  • 1947 James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
  • 1948 Chris Chambliss, 1st baseman (NY Yankee)
  • 1949 Ira Newborn, orchestra leader (Manhattan Transfer), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 José Ramos-Horta, President of East Timor, Nobel laureate
  • 1950 Michael Jones, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • 1950 Victoria Racimo, actress (Corene-Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Richard Skinner, British DJ
  • 1952 Andre-Michel Schub, pianist (Van Cliburn-1981), born in Paris, France
  • 1953 Matthew Harding, businessman/soccer supporter
  • 1953 Valeri Yuriyevich Sharov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1953 Leonel Fernández, Dominican politician and current President of the Dominican Republic
  • 1953 Henning Schmitz, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • 1954 Ozzie Smith, Mobile AL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1954 Peter Woods, rocker (Romeo Void-Girl in Trouble)
  • 1954 Susan H Butcher, dog sled driver (Idatarod)
  • 1954 Ullrich Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1954 Walter Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1955 Evan Bayh, American politician
  • 1956 Gail Tatterson, WBL center (NY Stars)
  • 1956 Karen Smith, WBL forward (NY Stars)
  • 1956 David Sedaris, American essayist
  • 1957 Dermot Murnaghan, British broadcaster
  • 1958 Adrian Newey, British engineer
  • 1959 Lesley Tomlinson, Derbyshire England, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1959 Koji Morimoto, Japanese animated film director
  • 1960 Temuera Morrison, New Zealand actor
  • 1960 Jim Toomey, American syndicated cartoonist
  • 1961 Storm Davis, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1961 Tahnee Welch, [La Tahn Renee Welch], actress (Cocoon), born in San Diego, California
  • 1961 John Lynch, Irish actor
  • 1963 Lars Ulrich, Danish/US heavy metal drummer (Metallica-Kill 'em All)
  • 1964 Colleen Dion, Newburgh NY, actress (Search for Tomorrow)
  • 1964 Jeff King, Marion IN, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1964 Elizabeth Kostova, American author
  • 1965 Ben Husaby, Eden Prairie Minn, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • 1966 Tim Legler, NBA guard (Washington Wizards/Bullets)
  • 1967 Tony Covington, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1968 Darren Barber, Victoria BC, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1968 Dennis Knight, American professional wrestler
  • 1970 Lisa Gathright, Moline Ill, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1993)
  • 1970 Radka Zrubakova, Bratislava Slovakia, tennis star (1994 Futures-GER)
  • 1970 Willie Williams, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Seahawks)
  • 1970 James Mercer, American musician (The Shins)
  • 1970 Krissada Terrence, Thai singer and actor
  • 1971 Mark Lathwell, cricketer (England opening batsman v Australia 1993)
  • 1971 Jared Leto, Bossier City, Louisiana, American actor (My So Called Life, Requiem for a Dream)
  • 1971 Jonathan M. Parisen, American film director
  • 1972 Burnell Roques, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 Derrick Cullors, running back (New England Patriots)
  • 1972 Esteban Fuertes, Argentine footballer
  • 1972 Robert Muchamore, English children's author
  • 1973 Ryan Berube, US, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1973 Reichen Lehmkuhl, American television personality
  • 1974 Tiffany Brissette, actress (Vicki-Small Wonder)
  • 1974 Tony Brackens, defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1975 Marcelo Rios, Santiago Chile, tennis star (1995 Amsterdam)
  • 1976 Lea De Mae, Czech actress (d. 2004)
  • 1977 Brandee Layne Loving, Miss Mississippi Teen USA (1996)
  • 1978 Kaoru Sugayama, Japanese volleyball player
  • 1979 Fabián Carini, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1979 Dimitry Vassiliev, Russian ski jumper
  • 1979 Chris Daughtry, American singer
  • 1979 Mzbel, Ghanaian singer
  • 1980 Serena Phillips, Corvallis Ore, figure skater (1997 Pruetten champ)
  • 1980 Todd Dunivant, American soccer player
  • 1982 Kenneth Darby, American National Football League player
  • 1982 Oguri Shun, Japanese Actor/Model