Famous Birthdays on 26th January

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  • 1497 Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557)
  • 1541 Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)
  • 1613 Johann Jakob Wolleb, composer
  • 1667 Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies
  • 1708 William Hayes, composer
  • 1714 Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage)
  • 1715 Claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher
  • 1716 George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville
  • 1722 Prestonpans
  • 1722 Alexander Carlyle, Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire, Scottish church leader (Moderator of the General Assembly 1770)
  • 1742 Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, composer
  • 1748 Emmanuel Aloys Forster, composer
  • 1763 Charles XIV, French marshall, king of Sweden & Norway (1818-44)
  • 1771 Jacob Andries van Braam, colonial director (Suriname)
  • 1778 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)
  • 1781 Ludwig Joachim "Achim" von Arnim, German poet (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
  • 1786 Benjamin Robert Haydon, Plymouth, painter (Waiting for The Times)
  • 1813 Juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican founding father (d. 1876
  • 1814 Rufus King, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1876)
  • 1816 Lloyd Tilghman, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1819 Abner Doubleday, Union general-major/inventor (baseball) [or Jun 26]
  • 1826 Julia Dent Grant, 1st lady (1862-76)
  • 1828 Johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer
  • 1831 Mary Mapes Dodge, writer (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates), born in NYC, New York
  • 1832 George Shiras Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1924)
  • 1852 Frederick Corder, composer
  • 1852 Pierre Brazza, explorer/colonial administrator (French Africa)
  • 1855 Arthur Hervey, composer
  • 1857 the 12th Dalai Lama (d. 1875)
  • 1871 Warner Fabian, [Samuel H Adams], US journalist/writer (Average Jones)
  • 1877 Kees van Dongen, Netherland, French painter
  • 1878 A W "Dave" Nourse, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of South African cricket)
  • 1879 Ludovicus H [Lode] Baekelmans, Flemish (stage)author (Tille)

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1880 Douglas MacArthur, Little Rock Ark, US General (WW II), (d. 1964)

WW2 General Douglas MacArthur
WW2 General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 1884 Edward Sapir, Germany, linguist/antropologist (indians)
  • 1884 Roy Chapman Andrews, US, scientist/explorer
  • 1886 Joannes A Veraart, Dutch economist/MP (Jews of the Netherlands)
  • 1887 Enrique E Ecker, Curacao, bacteriologist
  • 1887 Marc A "Pete" Mitscher, US lt-admiral (WW II-Task Force 58)
  • 1887 François Faber, Luxembourgian cyclist (d. 1915)
  • 1891 Ilya G Ehrenburg, Kiev Ukraine, writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw)

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1891 Frank Costello, Lauropoli Italy, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld)

Gangster Frank Costello
Gangster
Frank Costello
  • 1891 Wilder Penfield, American-born Canadian neurosurgeon (d. 1976)
  • 1892 Zara Cully, American actress (d. 1978)
  • 1893 Bessie Coleman, 1st African American airplane pilot
  • 1893 Giuseppe Genco Russo, Sicilian mafioso (d. 1976)
  • 1899 Wyllis Cooper, Pekin Ill, TV narrator (Volume One)
  • 1900 Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. 1967)
  • 1901 Ervin Major, composer
  • 1902 Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer
  • 1902 Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer/essayist (Carnaval of the Citizens)
  • 1902 Romney Brent, Saltillo Mexico, actor/writer (Dinner at the Ritz)
  • 1904 Douglas Evans, actor (South Pacific Trail)

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1904 Sean MacBride, statesman/Amnesty Intl co-founder (Nobel '74), born in Dublin, Ireland

Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA Seán MacBride
Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA
Seán MacBride
  • 1904 Ancel Keys, American scientist (d. 2004)
  • 1905 Charles Lane, actor (Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), born in San Franciso, California (d. 2007)
  • 1905 John Carmel Heenan, Essex, cardinal archbp of Westminster (1963-75)
  • 1905 Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austria, singer, inspired "Sound of Music", (d. 2014)
  • 1905 Marquess of Bath, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1907 Eddie Ballantine, orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1907 Henry Cotton, English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948)
  • 1908 Stephane Grappelli, French jazz/violinist
  • 1908 Jill Esmond, English actress (d. 1990)
  • 1910 Elmar Klos, Czech director (Adrift)
  • 1910 Marijan Lipovsek, composer
  • 1910 Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (d. 1989)
  • 1911 Norbert Schultze, composer
  • 1911 Polykarp Kusch, US, nuclear physicist: Nobel 1955
  • 1912 Cora Baird, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913 Jimmy Van Heusen, songwriter (Love & Marriage)
  • 1913 William Prince, Nichols NY, actor (City in Fear, Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • 1914 Kaye Webb, English writer/publisher (Puffin Club)
  • 1914 Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Dürrühsehvar (d. 2006)
  • 1915 William Hopper, actor (Paul Drake-Perry Mason), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916 Lothar Jensch, composer

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1918 Nicolae Ceausescu, Communist dictator of Romania (1967-89) (d. 1989)

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • 1918 Philip José Farmer, Terre Haute Indiana, American science fiction novelist (Riverworld)
  • 1919 K C Ibrahim, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests India v WI 1948-49)
  • 1920 Derek Bond, actor (Nicholas Nickelby), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1920 John Logan Gorlay, journalist
  • 1921 Akio Morita, Kasugaya Japan, CEO (Sony)
  • 1921 Frantisek Chaun, composer
  • 1921 Johannes Driessler, composer
  • 1921 Eddie Barclay, French producer (Barclay Records) (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Michael Bentine, England, author/comedian (Reluctant Jester)
  • 1923 Anne Jeffreys, NC, actress (Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital)
  • 1924 Warren Frank Benson, composer
  • 1924 Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician (d. 1998)
  • 1924 Alice Babs, Swedish singer
  • 1925 David Jenkins, Bishop (Durham)
  • 1925 Desmond Cassidi, British admiral
  • 1925 Joan Leslie, actress (High Sierra, Yankee Doodle Dandy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)

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1925 Paul Newman, Cleve, racer/popcorn mogul/actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler)

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • 1925 Claude Ryan, Quebec newspaper editor (d. 2004)
  • 1926 Charles Tidbury, former chairman (Whitbread & Company)
  • 1926 Jose Maria Valverde, philosopher poet/translator
  • 1926 Ronnie Hilton, singer (Moonraker)
  • 1926 Farman Fatehpuri, Pakistani scholar
  • 1927 Jose Simon Azcona Hoyo, president of Honduras (1986-90)
  • 1927 William Redfield, actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927 Bob Nieman, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • 1928 Gene Snyder, (Rep-R-KY, 1963-65, 67- )
  • 1928 Roger Vadim, France, director (And God Created Women, Barbarella)
  • 1929 Jules Feiffer, cartoonist (Passionella)/author (Little Murders), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929 M R Turner, publisher
  • 1929 Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (d. 2000)
  • 1930 A N Solomons, chairman (Singer & Friedlander)
  • 1930 Anne Macfarlane, Master (Court of Protection)
  • 1930 Harry "Buddy" Melges Jr, Wisc, yachter (Oly-gold/bronze-1964, 72)
  • 1931 Mary Murphy, actress (A Man Alone, Maggie-Investigators), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1932 Christopher Price, Director (Leeds Metropolitan U)
  • 1932 George H Clements, first Roman Catholic Priest to adopt a child.
  • 1932 Ronald Allison, British author/broadcaster
  • 1932 Coxsone Dodd, Jamaican record producer
  • 1933 Ercole Baldini, Italian cyclist
  • 1934 Huey "Piano" Smith, pianist (Having a Good Time)
  • 1934 Roger Landry, Quebec businessman and newspaper publisher
  • 1935 Bob Uecker, Milwaukee Wisc, catcher/actor (Mr Belvedere)
  • 1935 Henry Jordan, Emporia Va, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland, Green Bay)
  • 1935 Peter Ronnefeld, composer
  • 1935 Zbigniew Penherski, composer
  • 1936 Sal Buscema, American comic book artist
  • 1937 Gerrit Gerritse, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1937 Joseph Saidu Momoh, gen/president (Sierra Leone)
  • 1937 S J B Langdale, Headmaster (Shrewsbury School)
  • 1938 Margaret Daly, British MEP
  • 1939 Marshall Lieb, rocker (Teddy Bears)
  • 1941 Henry Jaglom, actor (Eating, Lucky Ducks, Always), born in London, England
  • 1941 Scott Glenn, actor (Right Stuff, Personal Best, Backdraft), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1942 Nigel Walmsley, chairman (Carlton UK Television)
  • 1942 William McLennan, CEO (Central Statistical Office)
  • 1942 Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (d. 2001)
  • 1943 Jean Knight [Jean Caliste], American soul, funk and R&B singer (Mr Big Stuff), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1943 Peter Kenton Winkler, composer
  • 1943 Sherian Grace Cadoria, brigadier general
  • 1943 César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1944 Angela Yvonne Davis, African American activist/professor
  • 1945 Mick Hill, cricketer (NSW all-rounder 1964-75)
  • 1945 Barbara Kruger, Newark New Jersey, American conceptual artist
  • 1945 Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist (d. 1987)
  • 1946 Christopher Hampton, Azores, playwright (Oviri, Hotel du Lac)
  • 1946 Gene Siskel, movie critic (Siskel & Ebert)
  • 1946 Timothy Clifford, director (National Galleries of Scotland)
  • 1947 Patrick Dewaere, [PJMH Bordeaux], France, actor (Les Valseuses)
  • 1947 Michel Sardou, French singer
  • 1948 Corky Laing, rocker (Mountain)
  • 1949 Derek Holt, rocker (Climax Blues Band)
  • 1949 Paul Nurse, dr/director-general elect (Imperial Cancer Research Fund)
  • 1949 David Strathairn, American actor (LA Confidential, The Bourne Ultimatum), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949 Jonathan Carroll, American author
  • 1950 Jorg Haider, Austrian polical leader (Austrian Freedom Pary)
  • 1950 Janet Lupo, American model
  • 1951 Andy Hummell, rock bassist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951 David Briggs, rock guitarist (Little River Band-Help is on it's Way)
  • 1951 Jarmila Kratochvilova, Czech, 400m/800m runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • 1951 Walt Willey, Ottawa Ill, actor (Jackson Montgomery-All My Children)
  • 1952 Mario Runco Jr, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952 Thomas Edward Henderson, SC, basketballer (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • 1953 Andree C van Es, Dutch MP (PSP)
  • 1953 Bert Heerink, Amsterdam, rock vocalist
  • 1953 Lucinda Williams, singer
  • 1953 Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark
  • 1954 Kim Hughes, cricketer (brilliant Australian batsman 1977-84)
  • 1954 Martin Dunn, British editor (Today)
  • 1955 Lucia Mendez, Mexico, spanish singer (Lucia es Luna Moreno)

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1955 Eddie Van Halen, Nijmegan Neth, rock guitarist (Van Halen-Jump, 1984)

Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen
Hall of Fame rocker
Eddie Van Halen
  • 1956 Lisa Boray, [Schulte Nordholt], Dutch singer (Lovers Until the End)
  • 1956 Simon Howard, English large landowner (Castle Howard)
  • 1957 Ashok Malhotra, cricketer (Indian batsman in 7 Tests 1982-84)
  • 1957 Shivlal Yadav, cricketer (Indian off-spinner 102 Test wickets 1979-87)
  • 1958 Anita Baker, Toledo Oh, singer (Giving You the Best That I Got)
  • 1958 B James Lowry, rocker (Boys Band)
  • 1958 Dave Rummells, Nike golfer (1993 Buick-2nd), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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1958 Ellen DeGeneres, comediene (Ellen Morgan-Ellen), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres
  • 1958 Norman Lamont Hassan, British reggae musician (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 1958 Salvador Sánchez, Mexican boxer
  • 1960 Gary Plummer, NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, SF 49ers)
  • 1960 Jeanette Bolden, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Road Warrior Animal, American professional wrestler
  • 1960 Charlie Gillingham, American musician (Counting Crows)

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1961 Wayne Gretzky, Brantford Ont, NHL great scorer (Oiler, King, Rangers)

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1962 Roshan Guneratne, cricketer (wicketless in only Test SL v Aust 1983)
  • 1962 Tim May, cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-95)
  • 1962 Tom Keifer, rock guitarist/vocalist (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
  • 1962 Oscar Ruggeri, Argentine footballer
  • 1963 Andrew Ridgeley, England, rock guitarist (Wham-Wake Me Up)
  • 1963 Jazzie B, [Beresford Romeo], English rapper (Soul II Soul-Feel Free)
  • 1963 Simon O'Donnell, cricketer (Deniliquin NSW ODI all-rounder 1985-90)
  • 1963 José Mourinho, Portuguese football manager (Chelsea), born in Setúbal, Lisbon
  • 1964 Paul Johansson, American actor
  • 1965 Allison Hossack, Manitoba, actress (Olivia-Another World)
  • 1965 Lou Frazier, US baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos)
  • 1965 Tim McDonald, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1965 Natalia Yurchenko, Soviet gymnast
  • 1965 Thomas Östros, Swedish politician
  • 1967 Jeff Branson, US baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1967 Katie Peterson-Parker, Bethesda MD, LPGA golfer (1995 Oldsmobile-5th)
  • 1967 Tim Pugh, Lake Tahoe CA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, KC Royals)
  • 1967 Pradip Somasundaran, Indian playback singer
  • 1968 Eric Davis, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers, Carolina Panthers)