Famous Birthdays on July 26

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  • 1030 Stanislaus of Szczepanów, St. Stanislaw, born in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland (d. 1079)
  • 1467 Ferdinand II, King of Naples
  • 1678 Joseph I Habsburg, German king and Roman Catholic emperor (1705-11), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1711)
  • 1694 Johann Samuel Endler, composer

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1727 Horatio Gates, British-American soldier (general of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War), born in Maldon, England (d. 1806)

Military Leader Horatio Gates
Military Leader
Horatio Gates
  • 1739 George Clinton, NY, (D-R) 4th VP (1805-12)
  • 1782 John Field, Irish pianist and composer (Nocturnes), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1837)
  • 1791 Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, 6th child of Austrian composer WAM
  • 1794 Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist, born in Husum, Denmark (d. 1865)
  • 1796 George Catlin, American author and painter (American Indian scenes), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1872)
  • 1799 Isaac Babbitt, American goldsmith who invented babbitt's metal for bearings, born in Taunton, Massachusetts (d. 1862)
  • 1801 John Drake Sloat, Ret Major General Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1867)
  • 1802 Winthrop Mackworth Praed, English politician and poet, born in London, England (d. 1839)
  • 1802 Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (1851-53), born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico (d. 1855)
  • 1805 Constantine Brumidi, artist (Myrtle Murdock)
  • 1813 Isaac Baumann, Jewish pioneer and trader in Bloemfontein, South Africa, born in Kassel Hesse, Germany (d. 1881)
  • 1820 John Marshall Jones, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1829 August Beernaert, Belgian premier (1884-94) (Nobel-1909)
  • 1842 Alfred Marshall, economist, born in London, England
  • 1846 Texas Jack Omohundro, American frontier scout, actor, and cowboy, born in Palmyra, Virginia (d. 1880)
  • 1855 Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist and philosopher, born in Oldenswort, Germany (d. 1936)

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1856 George Bernard Shaw, dramatist (Pygmalion-Nobel 1925), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1950)

  • 1858 Tommy Garrett, Australian cricketer (original Australian Test player), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 1943)
  • 1860 Philippe J Bunau-Varilla, French engineer (Colombia-Panama), born in Paris (d. 1940)
  • 1863 Jazeps Witols, composer
  • 1865 Philipp Scheidemann, German Parliament (SPD)/mayor of Kassel
  • 1872 George Louis Beer, American historian (authority on British colonies), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1920)
  • 1874 Serge Koussevitzky, Vishny-Volotchok, Russia conductor (Boston Symp)

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1875 Carl Jung, Swiss Psychiatrist (founded analytic psychology), born in Kesswil, Switzerland (d. 1961)

Psychiatrist Carl Jung
Psychiatrist
Carl Jung
  • 1875 Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (Campos de Castilla), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1939)
  • 1876 Ernest Schelling, American composer and conductor (Victory Ball), born in Belvidere, New Jersey (d. 1939)
  • 1880 Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1951)
  • 1881 Alexander J. Kropholler, Dutch architect and writer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1973)
  • 1885 Andre Maurois [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac), born in Elbeuf, France (d. 1967)
  • 1886 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1965)
  • 1888 Marcel Jouhandeau, French writer, born in Guéret, France (d. 1979)
  • 1890 Daniel J. Callaghan, US Admiral (Medal of Honor), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1942)
  • 1891 Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian
  • 1892 Philipp Jarnach, composer
  • 1892 Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1966)
  • 1893 George Grosz, German painter (Gott mit uns)

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1894 Aldous Huxley, English author (Brave New World, Island), born in Godalming, Surrey (d. 1963)

  • 1894 Ludovicus J Rogier, Dutch historian (Henric van Veldeken)
  • 1895 Jerry Verno, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd), born in London, England
  • 1895 Gracie Allen, American comedian and actress (Burns & Allen), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1964)
  • 1895 Jane Bunford, Britain's tallest-ever person (d. 1922)
  • 1896 Charles Butterworth, American actor (Mad Genius), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 1946)
  • 1896 Evelyn Preer, African-American actress (Homesteader, Spider's Webs), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1932)
  • 1896 Henry Birkin, British racing driver (d. 1933)
  • 1897 Paul Gallico, American novelist (The Snow Goose), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1899 Carel C van Essen, Dutch archaeologist (Italian & Roman art)

  • 1899 Danton Walker, American columnist (Broadway Spotlight), born in Mariette, Georgia (d. 1960)
  • 1901 John Bleifer, Polish actor (Highway to Heaven), born in Zawiercie, Poland (d. 1992)
  • 1903 Donald Voorhees, conductor (Bell Telephone Hour), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1904 Jack Allan Westrup, composer
  • 1906 Armando Jose Fernandes, composer
  • 1906 Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1907 Gioconda de Vito, violinist
  • 1907 Istvan Pelle, Hungarian gymnist (Olympic gold 1932)

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1908 Salvador Allende, President of Chile (1970-73) and the 1st Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through an open election, born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 1973)

Marxist and President of Chile Salvador Allende
Marxist and President of Chile
Salvador Allende
  • 1909 Peter Thorneycroft, British politician, born in Dunston, Staffordshire (d. 1994)
  • 1909 Vivian Vance, American actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), born in Cherryvale, Kansas (d. 1979)
  • 1912 Derek Riches, diplomat
  • 1913 Lou Salica, American flyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1932)
  • 1914 Ralph Hunsecker Blane, songwriter
  • 1914 Erskine Hawkins, American musician and bandleader (d. 1993)
  • 1914 Ellis Kinder, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1917 Bertil Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1917 Richard Desborough Burnell, England, double sculls (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1918 Marjorie Lord [Wollenberg], American actress (Make Room for Daddy, Sherlock Holmes in Washington), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1919 James Lovelock, scientist and environmentalist, born in Letchworth, Hertfordshire
  • 1919 Kenneth Snowman, antiquarian
  • 1919 Virginia Gilmore, American actress (Jennie, Western Union), born in El Monte, California (d. 1986)
  • 1920 Bob Waterfield, NFL QB (Rams)
  • 1921 Jean Shepherd, American writer and actor (A Christmas Story), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1922 Andrzej Koszewski, composer
  • 1922 Blake Edwards, American writer and director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany's), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • 1922 Frank Price, CEO (British Waterways Board)
  • 1922 Jason Robards Jr, actor (A Thousand Clowns, Any Wednesday), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1923 Peter Carey, permanent secretary (DTI)
  • 1923 [James] Hoyt Wilhelm, knuckleball pitcher (Orioles)
  • 1923 Jan Berenstain [Janice Marian Grant], American author (The Berenstain Bears), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Elias Motsoaledi, South African Umkhonto we Sizwe-commandant
  • 1924 John Kilgour, director of prison medical services (Home Office)
  • 1924 Louis Bellson, Rock Falls Ill, orchestra leader (Pearl Bailey Show)
  • 1925 Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (d. 2000)
  • 1926 Barbara Jefford, British actress (James Joyce's Ulysses), born in Plymstock, Devon, England
  • 1926 James Best [Jewel Franklin Guy], American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard, Sounder), born in Powderly, Kentucky (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Ana María Matute, Spanish author (Fiesta al noroeste), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1927 G S Ramchand, cricketer (valuable all-rounder in 33 Tests for India)
  • 1927 M H W Wells, CEO (Charterhouse Japhet)
  • 1928 Hans Haselbock, composer

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1928 Stanley Kubrick, American director (2001 A Space Odyssey, Dr Strangelove, Lolita), born in The Bronx NY (d. 1999)

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
  • 1928 Tadeusz Baird, Polish composer (Giocosa)
  • 1928 Don Beauman, British racing driver (d. 1955)
  • 1928 Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (d. 1980)
  • 1928 Peter Lougheed, Canadian politician
  • 1929 Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian born pianist (Levintritt-1948), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Marc Lalonde, French Canadian politician
  • 1930 Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes
  • 1931 A M F (Sandy) Ross, managing-director (Mary Quant)
  • 1931 Takashi Ono, Japan, gymnist (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
  • 1933 Lance Percival, actor/singer (Darling Lili, Our Miss Fred)
  • 1934 Anthony Gilbert, composer
  • 1934 Ken Pogue, Canadian actor (Adderly, Katts and Dog), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1936 Antonio Mastrogiovanni, composer
  • 1936 Kathryn Hays, American actress (Kim Hughes-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936 Mary Millar, English actress (d. 1998)
  • 1938 Keith Peters, physician
  • 1938 Bobby Hebb, American country singer and songwriter (Sunny), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • 1939 John W. Howard, 25th Prime Minister of Australia, born in Earlwood, Australia
  • 1939 Wopko Jensma, South African poet and graphic designer, born in South Africa
  • 1940 Brian Mawhinney, British Conservative Party politician, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1940 Mary Jo Kopechne, Ted Kennedy's car passenger
  • 1940 Dobie Gray [Lawrence Brown], American musician and singer (Drift Away), born in Simonton, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 1940 Tolis Voskopoulos, Greek singer
  • 1941 Brenton Wood, rocker (Gimme Little Sign), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1941 Darlene Love [Wright], American singer (He's a Rebel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Vladimír Mečiar, Slovak prime minister
  • 1942 Teddy Pilette, Belgian racing driver

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1943 Mick Jagger, English rock vocalist (Rolling Stones), born in Dartford, Kent

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 1943 Peter Hyams, director (2010, Capricorn 1, Relic, Timecop)
  • 1943 Roger Smalley, British-Australian composer, born in Swinton, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Kiel Martin, actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 Micki J King, springboard diver (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1944 Rimantas Antanas-Antonovich Stankiavichus, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1945 Linda Harrison, American actress (Bracken's World, Planet of Apes), born in Berlin, Maryland

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1945 Helen Mirren [Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironoff], English actress (The Queen, The Madness of King George), born in London, England

Actress Helen Mirren
Actress
Helen Mirren
  • 1946 Anne Wright, Vice-Chancellor (Sunderland U)
  • 1947 Pauline Clare, Chief Constable (Lancashire)
  • 1947 Al Anderson, American songwriter and guitarist (NRBQ), born in Windsor, Connecticut
  • 1948 Norair Nurikian, Bulgari, bantam weight (Olympic gold 1972, 76)
  • 1949 Roger Taylor, English rock drummer (Queen-Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Norfolk, England
  • 1949 William M Shepherd, Oak Ridge Tn, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 27, 41, 52)
  • 1950 Paul McHale, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • 1950 Susan George, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo), born in London, England
  • 1950 Nelinho [Manoel Rezende de Mattos Cabral], Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1950 Rich Vogler, American race car driver, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • 1951 Robert Edwin Wadkins, PGA golfer (1994 Kemper Open-2nd), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1951 William Surles "Bill" McArthur Jr, NC, astro (STS 58, 74, sk: 92)
  • 1952 Ludmila Maslakova, USSR, relay runner (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1952 Scott David Cook, CEO (Intuit-Quicken), born in Glendale, California
  • 1953 Robert Phillips, American classical guitarist, born in New York City
  • 1954 Lawrence Watt-Evans, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Sword of Bheleu), born in Arlington, Massachusetts
  • 1954 Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian American tennis star (Australia 1987), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1955 Nicholas Walker, Bogota Col, actor (Capitol, Jimmy-General Hospital)
  • 1956 Dorothy Hamill, Riverside Ct, figure skater (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956 Tommy Rich, American professional wrestler
  • 1957 Jeff Blatnick, wrestling (Oly-gold-1984), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1957 Nana Visitor, American actress (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), born in New York City

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1957 Wayne Grady, Australian PGA golfer (1990 PGA Champion), born in Brisbane, Queensland

Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
Wayne Grady
  • 1957 Yuen Biao, Hong Kong actor and martial artist, born in Castle Peak Road, Hong Kong
  • 1957 Hart Hanson, American television writer and producer
  • 1958 Ramona Neubert, German long jumper and pentathlete (Oly-4th-80), born in Pirna, Germany
  • 1958 Angela Hewitt, Canadian classical pianist

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1959 Kevin Spacey, American actor (American Beauty, House of Cards), born in South Orange, New Jersey

  • 1959 Rick Bragg, American journalist and writer, born in Piedmont, Alabama
  • 1960 LaTaunya Pollard, East Chic Ind, (Olympics-1980, 84)
  • 1960 Mitch Kahn, San Clemente California, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1961 Andy Connell, English musician and composer (Swing Out Sister), born in Manchester, England
  • 1961 Gary Cherone, American heavy metal vocalist (Extreme, Van Halen), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1961 Yolanda Chen, triple jumper (indoor record), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1961 Dimitris Saravakos, Greek footballer
  • 1961 Keiko Matsui, Japanese musician and composer, born in Tokyo
  • 1962 Galina Chistyakova, Russian jumper (world record 1988)
  • 1962 Jody Reed, infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1963 Andrew C Timmons, guitarist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 1963 Marianne Berglund, Swedish cyclist (1983 Ruffles Tour of Texas), born in Skellefteå, Sweden

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1964 Sandra Bullock, American actress (Speed, Net, Love & War), born in Washington, D.C.

  • 1964 Anne Provoost, Belgian author (In the Shadow of the Ark)
  • 1964 Ralf Metzenmacher, German painter and designer, born in Aachen, Germany
  • 1964 Danny Woodburn, American actor and comedian, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1965 Jeremy Piven, American actor and producer (Entourage, Serendipity), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Jennifer Ashe, actress (As the World Turns)
  • 1965 Jim Lindberg, American musician (Pennywise)
  • 1967 David McKenzie, Footscray VIC, Australian golfer
  • 1967 Anthony Durante, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • 1967 Tim Schafer, American computer game designer
  • 1967 Jason Statham, British actor (The Transporter, Crank), born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire
  • 1968 Mike Mohler, pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1969 Greg Colbrunn, infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Fontana, California
  • 1969 Jonty Rhodes, South African cricket batsman (brilliant fielder)
  • 1969 Marc Boutte, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1969 Patrick Alfred Bates, PGA golfer (1994 NIKE Dakota Open), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1970 Kenny Wilhite, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1970 Phil Alley, cricketer (NSW left-arm pace bowler)
  • 1971 Neus Avila, Lerida Spain, tennis star (Futures-Valencia-ESP 1995)
  • 1971 Reggie Carthon, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1971 Khaled Mahmud, Former Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1972 Ryan Christopherson, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1972 Sean Graham, CFL slot back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1972 Tydus Winans, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins, Roughriders)
  • 1973 Jean Francois Bergeron, St Jerome Quebec, boxer (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Peter Heijsteek, soccer player (DFC/Dordrecht '90)
  • 1973 Kate Beckinsale, British actress (Underworld series), born in London
  • 1973 Lenka Šarounová, Czech astronomer
  • 1974 Bubba Wells, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1974 Dean Sturridge, English Footballer
  • 1974 Dan Konopka, American musician (OK Go)
  • 1975 Joe Smith, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors)