Famous Birthdays on 26th February

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 241

  • 1361 Wenceslas of Bohemia, Holy Roman Catholic German emperor (1378-1400)
  • 1587 Stefano Landi, Italian composer (d. 1639)
  • 1588 Nicolaus Erich, composer
  • 1671 Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician and philosopher (d. 1713)
  • 1672 Antoine Augustine Calmet, French theologian (d. 1757)
  • 1675 Johann Philipp Treiber, composer
  • 1677 Nicola Fago, Italian baroque composer, born in Taranto (d. 1745)
  • 1714 James Hervey, English clergyman and writer (d. 1758)
  • 1717 John Randall, composer
  • 1720 Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1803)
  • 1746 Archduchess Marie Amalie of Austria, duchess of Piacenza (d. 1806)
  • 1770 Antoine Reicha, composer
  • 1772 Caspar Furstenau, composer
  • 1799 Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (d. 1864)

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1802 Victor Hugo, France, author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables)

Author Victor Hugo
Author
Victor Hugo
  • 1808 Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879)
  • 1808 Nathan Kelley, American architect, active mainly in Ohio, (d. 1871)
  • 1814 Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (d. 1876)
  • 1824 Carlos Calvo, Argentine diplomat/people rights scholar (Calvo Clause)
  • 1825 Hans Balatka, composer

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1829 Levi Strauss, German-born American clothing designer, born in Buttenheim, Bavaria (d. 1902)

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss
  • 1831 Filippo Marchetti, composer
  • 1832 John George Nicolay, US, author (Abe Lincoln's biographer)
  • 1834 Aleksander Zarzycki, composer
  • 1835 Richard Andree, German geography/etnologist (Andree's Handatlas)
  • 1837 Charles Woeste, Belgian count/min of Justice
  • 1838 Wendelin Weissheimer, composer
  • 1841 Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general (Egypt)
  • 1842 Camille Flammarion, Mars researcher & popularizer of astronomy
  • 1845 Aleksander Rozycki, composer
  • 1845 Alexander III, St Petersburg, Russian tsar (1881-94) (3/10 NS)
  • 1846 William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Wild West hunter and showman (Buffalo Bill's Wild West), born in Davenport Iowa (d. 1917)
  • 1852 John Harvey Kellogg, surgeon, inspired flaked cereal industry
  • 1857 Emile Coué, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion)
  • 1858 Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (d. 1917)
  • 1861 Ferdinand I, 1st tsar of modern Bulgaria (1908-18), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1866 Herbert Henry Dow, pioneer in US chemical industry (Dow Chemical)
  • 1867 Siegfried Passarge, German geographer (Cameroon/So Afr/America)
  • 1868 Leonard Borwick, British(?) pianist
  • 1869 Nadezjda K Krupskaja, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin
  • 1873 Ewoud van Everdingen, Dutch meteorologist
  • 1874 Carl Vogler, Swiss composer, born in Oberrohrdorf (d. 1958)
  • 1875 Emma Dunn, actress (Dr Monica, Dr Kildare's Strange Case, Hideaway)
  • 1875 Richard Wetz, composer
  • 1876 Agustín Pedro Justo, President of Argentina (1932-38) during the Infamous Decade, born in Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Ríos (d. 1943)
  • 1876 Pauline Musters, smallest man (1'11.2" (58.9 cm))
  • 1877 Carel S Adama van Scheltema, Dutch poet/writer (socialism)
  • 1877 Russell Alexander, composer
  • 1879 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer/conductor/tutor of B Britten
  • 1882 Walter Lucht, German artillery general (WW I/WW II)
  • 1882 Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (d. 1968)
  • 1883 Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetism)
  • 1884 Christina A A [Dina] Koudijs-van Appeldoorn, pianist/composer
  • 1884 Dina Appeldoorn, composer
  • 1884 Hildo Krop, Dutch modernistic sculptor
  • 1885 Lili Green, [Alice Sally Mary], Neth/Eng dancer
  • 1885 Aleksandras Stulginskis, President of Lithuania (d. 1969)
  • 1887 Benegal Narsing Rau, India, President of UN Security Council (1950)
  • 1887 Grover Cleveland Alexander, HOF baseball pitcher (Phillies, Cubs)
  • 1887 Stefan Grabinski, Polish writer (d. 1936)
  • 1891 Alan Bridge, PA, actor (North of Arizona, Badmen of the Hills)
  • 1893 Ivor A "I A" Richards, English poet/critic (Meaning of Meaning) [NS]
  • 1893 William Frawley, Burlington, Iowa, American actor (I Love Lucy, Bub-My 3 Sons)
  • 1896 Andrei A Zjdanov, Russian politician (against kosmopolitism)
  • 1896 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer
  • 1898 Julien de Valckenaere, Flemish writer
  • 1899 Max Petitpierre, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1994)
  • 1900 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (How to Marry a Millionaire), born in Craiova, Dolj (d. 1993)
  • 1902 Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)
  • 1902 Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)
  • 1903 Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • 1906 Madeleine Carroll, England, actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent)
  • 1906 Nikos Ghika, Greek artist, born in Athens (d. 1994)
  • 1907 Dub Taylor, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1908 Tex Avery, American cartoonist (d. 1980)
  • 1908 Leela Majumdar, Bengali writer (d. 2007)
  • 1908 Jean-Pierre Wimille, French race car driver (d. 1949)
  • 1909 Phyllis Fanny Primrose-Pechey Cradock, TV Chef
  • 1909 King Talal of Jordan (d. 1972)
  • 1911 Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia MP chairman
  • 1911 Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (d. 1996)
  • 1913 George G Barker, English poet (Calamiterror, Anno Domini)
  • 1913 Hermann Lenz, German writer (Swabian Chronicle), born in Stuttgart (d. 1998)
  • 1914 Robert Alda, actor (Dan Lewis-Supertrain, By Popular Demand), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Witold Rowicki, composer
  • 1915 Elisabeth Eybers, South Afr/Dutch poetess (That Woman & Other Verses)
  • 1915 Pran Nath Chhuttani, Indian physician and teacher, born in Leiah, Pakistan (d. 1996)
  • 1916 Mordecai Seter, composer
  • 1916 Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)
  • 1917 Robert Taft Jr, (Sen-R-Oh)
  • 1918 Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, baseball pitcher (Bkln Dodgers)
  • 1918 Otis R Bowen, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1985-89)
  • 1918 Theodore [Hamilton] Sturgeon, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar)
  • 1919 Beppie Nooij, actress/director (Bluejackets-Rooie Sien)
  • 1919 Luc-Andre Marcel, composer
  • 1919 Mason Adams, actor (Charlie Hume-Lou Grant, Deadliest Season), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 A W [Rie] Kuiper-Mastenbroek, Neth, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1936)
  • 1920 Antony Kearey, TV producer
  • 1920 Tony Randall, [Leonard Rosenberg], actor (Felix-Odd Couple), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1920 Danny Gardella, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Betty Hutton, Battle Creek Mich, actress (Greatest Show on Earth)
  • 1922 Bill Johnston, cricket pace bowler (mighty Australian lefty post-war)
  • 1922 Margaret Leighton, actress (Astonished Heart), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1924 Mark Bucci, composer (1959 Arts & Letters Award), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924 Noboru Takeshita, Japanese PM (1987-89)
  • 1925 Everton Weekes, West Indian cricket player
  • 1925 Frank Henry Copplestone, TV executive
  • 1926 Arsene Souffriau, composer
  • 1926 Cynthia Stone, Peoria Ill, actress (That Wonderful Guy, Ad Libbers)
  • 1926 Konstantin P Feoktistov, Voronezh, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1)
  • 1927 Donald Gramm, bass-baritone, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1927 Tom Kennedy, quiz host (You Don't Say, Name That Tune), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1928 Aldonis Kalnins, composer
  • 1928 Anatoli Vassilyevich Filipchenko, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 16)
  • 1928 Antione "Fats" Domino, NO LA, rhythm & blues pianist (Blueberry Hill)
  • 1928 Everton Weekes, cricketer (one of the 3 W's)
  • 1928 Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress
  • 1930 Lazar Berman, Leningrad Russia, pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956)
  • 1931 Francisco Kroepfl, composer
  • 1931 Robert D Novak, news reporter (CNN-Evans & Novak), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1931 Ally MacLeod, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2004)

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1932 Johnny Cash, Kingsland Arkansas, American country singer (I Hear the Train Coming)

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 1933 Godfrey Cambridge, actor (Cotton comes to Harlem), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 James Goldsmith, corporate raider (Referendum Party), born in Paris, France
  • 1934 Ron Gaunt, cricketer (Australian fast bowler late 50s early 60s)
  • 1934 Robert Novak, American political columnist
  • 1936 Eduard Ivanovich Buinovski, cosmonaut
  • 1936 Manmohan Desai, filmmaker
  • 1937 Hagood Hardy, Canadian musician and composer (d. 1997)
  • 1938 Jack Knight, Somerville Miss, actor (Mr Shamley-James at 15)
  • 1938 Evagoras Pallikarides, Cypriot freedom fighter (d. 1957)
  • 1939 Josephine Tewson, English actress
  • 1941 Keith Thomson, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v India 1968)
  • 1941 Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer (d. 1972)
  • 1942 Adriaan van Dis, author/TV-host (Nathan Sid, In Africa)
  • 1942 Joop van den Ende, director (Alsmeer Studio)
  • 1943 Bill Duke, actor (Bird on a Wire, Predator)
  • 1943 Bob "Bear" Hite, California, vocalist (Canned Heat-Going Up the Country)
  • 1943 Bob van Reeth, Flemish architect
  • 1943 Paul Cotton, rocker (Poco), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 Dante Ferretti, Italian art director and costume designer
  • 1944 Marilyn Michaels, comedienne (ABC Comedy Hour)
  • 1945 Mitch Ryder, rocker (& Detroit Wheels-Devil With the Blue Dress)
  • 1945 Peter Brock, Australian motorsports champion (d. 2006)
  • 1945 Giannis Ioannidis, Greek basketball coach and politician
  • 1946 Bobby "Bingo" Smith, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1946 Phyllis Eisenstein, American sci-fi author (Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile)
  • 1946 Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian-American chemist, Nobel laureate (1999), born in Damanhur, Egypt (d. 2016)
  • 1947 Sandie Shaw [Sandra Goodrich], Dagenham, Essex, English rocker (Girl Don't Come)
  • 1948 Priscilla Lopez, actress (In the Beginning, Kay O'Brien), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1949 Emma Kirkby, British(?) soprano
  • 1949 Elizabeth George, American novelist
  • 1950 Jonathan Cain, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Journey, Babys), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953 Bree Walker, news anchor (WNBC TV, KNBC TV)
  • 1953 Michael Bolton, Ct, rock vocalist (That's What Love Is All About)
  • 1954 John Bolger, actor (Capt Gabe McNamara-Another World)
  • 1954 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey
  • 1955 Rupert Keegan, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England, Formula One racing car driver
  • 1956 Keisuke Kuwata, Japanese singer
  • 1957 Connie Carpenter-Phinney, 79k cyclist (Oly-gold-1984), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1957 Keena Rothhammer, US, 800 m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1957 David Muldrow Beasley, American politician
  • 1958 Jeff Fithian, actor (Trevor Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
  • 1958 Joe Fithian, actor (Tracey Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
  • 1958 Susan J Helms, Charlotte NC, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 54, 64, 78)
  • 1958 Karen Berger, American comic book editor
  • 1958 Michel Houellebecq, French novelist
  • 1958 Greg Germann, American actor
  • 1958 Tim Kaine, US Senator (D-Vir) and 2016 Democratic nominee for Vice President, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1959 Rolando Blackman, American basketball player
  • 1960 Jaz Coleman, British musician (Killing Joke), born in Cheltenham
  • 1961 Sophie Winter, actress (She's a Good Fighter)
  • 1962 Sheila Cornell, Encino Fla, softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1964 Mark Dacascos, American actor and martial artist
  • 1965 Alison Armitage, actress (Acapulco HEAT), born in London, England
  • 1965 Brittany York, playmate (Oct, 1990), born in London, England
  • 1965 Donald Narcisse, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1965 Matt Jackson, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Payless), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1966 Jennifer Grant, actress (Celeste-Beverly Hills 90210)
  • 1966 Wesley Walls, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, SF 49ers, NO Saints)
  • 1966 Najwa Karam, Lebanese singer
  • 1967 David Howard, Sarasota FL, infielder (KC Royals)
  • 1967 Roman Fortin, NFL center (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1967 Scott Service, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1967 Currie Graham, Canadian actor
  • 1968 Brendan Rogers, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1968 Chris Green, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1968 J T Snow, infielder (NY Yankees, California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1968 Leif Rohlin, Vasteras Swe, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1968 René Groen, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1968 Tim Commerford, American bass player (Rage Against the Machine)
  • 1969 Brandon Wilson, US baseball infielder (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1969 Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer
  • 1970 Ben Maruquin, Ventura California, field hockey sweeper (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Katie O'Neill, actress (Together We Stand), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Meeno Peluce, Amsterdam Netherlands, actor (Bad News Bears)
  • 1970 Radka Zrubakova, Czech, tennis star
  • 1970 Sasha Danilovic, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • 1971 Erykah Badu [Erica Abi Wright;], American singer-songwriter, born in Dallas, Texas