Famous Birthdays on 26th June

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 235

  • 1575 Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1612)
  • 1582 Johannes Schultz, composer
  • 1655 Jean Deutz, merchant/Amsterdam regent
  • 1681 Hedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (d. 1708)
  • 1689 Edward Holyoke, American academic (d. 1769)
  • 1694 Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1768)
  • 1702 Philip Doddridge, England, Dr/nonconformist clergyman
  • 1703 Thomas Clap, American academic (d. 1767)
  • 1730 Charles Joseph Messier, astronomer (cataloguer of "M objects")
  • 1742 Arthur Middleton, signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 1747 Leopold Jan Antonin Kozeluh, composer
  • 1749 Louis Joseph Claude Saint-Amans, composer
  • 1760 Johan I Jozef, monarch of Liechtenstein/fieldmarshal
  • 1763 George Morland, England, artist of rural landscapes
  • 1819 Abner Doubleday, Mjr Gen (Union)/inventor (baseball) [or 1/26]
  • 1821 Bartolomé Mitre, Argentine general
  • 1823 Frederick Bowen Jewson, composer
  • 1824 Kelvin, [William Thomson], British physicist (Kelvin Scale)
  • 1824 Moritz Furstenau, composer
  • 1831 Julius Rodenberg, [Levy], German writer (Kriegs-Songs of War & Peace)
  • 1837 Martin Davis Hardin II, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1923)
  • 1837 Victor Jean Baptiste Girardey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)

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1854 Robert Borden, 8th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 1911-20), born in Grand-Pre, Nova Scotia (d. 1937)

8th Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden
8th Prime Minister of Canada
Robert Borden
  • 1865 Bernard Berenson, art critic (Italian Painters of the Renaissance)
  • 1865 Charles E Bonin, French explorer/diplomat (China)
  • 1865 George C Pearce, actor (Country Kid, British Agent, Valiant)
  • 1866 Josef Swickard, Coblenz Germany, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities)
  • 1869 Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (d. 1954)
  • 1874 Albert Relf, cricketer (England all-rounder in 13 Tests 1903-14)
  • 1874 Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer
  • 1875 Camille Zeckwer, composer
  • 1876 Nico[laas P] de Jong, Dutch radio play actor (Laughter & Tears)
  • 1878 Albert Siklos, composer
  • 1878 Ernest Torrence, actor (Hunchback of Notre Dame), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1880 Natalia, Princess Brassova (d. 1952)
  • 1885 Andre Maurois, [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac)
  • 1885 Anna M F van Wageningen-Salomons, author (Girl Student) [or 9/26]
  • 1885 Billy Jenkins, [Erich Rosenthal], Magdeburg
  • 1886 Margaretha C E "Greta" Beekman, actress (Wrong Poes)
  • 1887 Anthony G de Rothschild, Britain, philanthropist
  • 1888 Paul Niggli, Zofingen, Swiss Mineralogist (crystal structures)
  • 1891 Heinrich Lemacher, composer
  • 1891 Sidney Coe Howard, US, dramatist (Swords, Pulitzer 1925)
  • 1891 Vladislav Vancura, Czech physician/(stage)author/resistance fighter
  • 1892 Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, China, author (Good Earth-Nobel 1938)
  • 1893 "Big Bill" Broonzy, Miss, blues singer/guitarist (Blues by Broonzy)
  • 1894 Bill Wirges, orchestra leader (Growing Paynes), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1894 Jeanne Eagels, actress (Rain, Under False Colors)
  • 1895 Jankel Adler, Polish painter

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1895 George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Toronto, Ontario

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • 1897 Viola Dana, actress (Willow Tree, 40 Winks, Silent Lover), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1898 Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer
  • 1898 Chesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in history (d. 1971)
  • 1899 Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1900 Joseph E A "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter
  • 1901 Stuart Symington, (Sen-D-Mo)
  • 1901 William Busch, composer
  • 1902 Antonia Brico, Rotterdam Holland, conductor/pianist (Antonia)
  • 1902 William Lear, engineer/manufacturer/CEO (Lear Jet Corp)
  • 1902 Hugues Cuénod, Swiss Tenor
  • 1903 Ashley Clarke, president (Venice in Peril Fund)
  • 1903 Floyd "Babe" Herman, Brooklyn Dodgers' slugger (.324 lifetime average)
  • 1904 Peter Lorre, Hungarian/US, actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers)
  • 1904 Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer (d. 1951)
  • 1905 Jack Longland, British director of education (Derbyshire)
  • 1905 Jan Louis Guillaume "Yvan" Doornik, Neth resistance fighter in France
  • 1906 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia)
  • 1906 Viktor Schreckengost, American industrial designer (d. 2008)
  • 1907 Debs Garms, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • 1909 "Col Tom" Parker, [Dries Van Kruijk], Neth, rock mgr (Elvis Presley)
  • 1909 Betty Askwith, author
  • 1909 Nicholas Polunin, environmentalist
  • 1910 Charles Spry, Australian security chief
  • 1911 Edward Levi, professor (Intro to Legal Reasoning)
  • 1911 Babe Didrikson Zaharias [Mildred Ella], Port Arthur, Texas, American athlete (U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame)
  • 1913 Maurice Wilkes, inventor (stored program concept for computers)
  • 1913 Aimé Césaire, French Martinican poet and politician (d. 2008)
  • 1914 John J "John" Beautiful Garden, sculptor
  • 1914 Laurie Lee, English poet/author (I Can't Stay Long)
  • 1914 Richard Maltby, orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show)
  • 1914 Wolfgang Windgassen, Annemasse France, tenor (Stuttgart Opera)
  • 1915 Paul Castellano, American mafia boss (d. 1985)
  • 1915 Charlotte Zolotow, American author
  • 1916 Paul Derrick, co-operator/Christian socialist
  • 1917 William Hamilton, British MP
  • 1919 Lord Rawlinson, British attorney general (Ewell)
  • 1920 Michael Eastham, high court judge
  • 1921 Abe Jan Koldijk, SS-physician (Limburg's family doctor)
  • 1921 Violette Szabo, French WWII secret agent (d. 1945)
  • 1922 Alan Peacock, economist
  • 1922 Campbell Adamson, CEO (Abbey National Pictures)
  • 1922 Eleanor Parker, Ohio, actress (Caged, Detective Story, Hans Brinker), (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Frances Rafferty, Sioux City Iowa, actress (December Bride)
  • 1923 David Haslam, British rear admiral (hydrographer)
  • 1923 Barbara Graham, American murderer (d. 1955)
  • 1924 Peter Miles, British keeper of privy purse
  • 1924 Syd Lawrence, bandleader (Syd Lawrence Orch)
  • 1924 Costas Axelos, Greek philosopher
  • 1925 Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II)
  • 1926 Tadeusz Konwicki, Polish writer (Bohin Manor) and film director, born in Nowa Wilejka, Wilenskie (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Leslie Carpenter, CEO (Reed International)
  • 1928 Jacob Druckman, composer (Animus I Auerole), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1928 Yoshiro Nakamatsu, Japanese inventor
  • 1929 Alexander Fenton, CEO (Euro Ethnological Research Center in Edinburgh)
  • 1929 Francesco Cossiga, president of Italy (1985- )
  • 1929 Ian Prestt, English ornithologist
  • 1929 Milton Glaser, American Designer
  • 1930 Willem G Statius Muller, Neth Antilles, conductor/pianist/composer
  • 1931 Alan Bailey, British sect (dept of transport)
  • 1931 Colin Wilson, author (Afterlife, Book of Great Mysteries), (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Lucien Goethals, composer
  • 1932 Henry Bromfield, cricketer (S Afr off-spinner in 9 Tests 1961-65)
  • 1933 Claudio Abbado, Milan Italy, composer/conductor (London Symph-1982)
  • 1933 David Winnick, British MP
  • 1934 John V Tunney, heavyweight boxing champion/(Rep/Sen-D-California)
  • 1934 Josef Sommer, Germany, actor (Witness, Target, Iceman, Forced March)
  • 1934 Luis Felipe Pires, composer
  • 1934 Jeremy Wolfenden, British journalist (d. 1965)
  • 1935 Douglas Peterson, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • 1936 Robert Maclennan, British MP
  • 1937 Sombat Metanee, Thai film actor
  • 1937 Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1938 Neil Abercrombie, (Rep-D-Hawaii, 1986-88)
  • 1938 Gerald North, American climatologist
  • 1939 Ansar Ilgamovich Sharafutdinov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1939 Charles "Chuck" Robb, (Sen-D-Va)/husband of Lynda Bird Johnson
  • 1939 Smangaliso P Mkhatshwa, South Africa, sec-gen (Bishops' Conference 1983-88)
  • 1940 Billy Davis Jr, singer (5th Dimension-One Less Bell), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1940 Robert Kramer, actor (A.K.)
  • 1941 Yves Beauchemin, Canadian novelist
  • 1942 Larry "The Mole" Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat-On the Road Again), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942 Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer and Minister of Culture
  • 1943 Georgie Fame, rock vocalist (Get Away, Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde)
  • 1943 John Allen Strang, composer
  • 1943 John Beasley, American actor
  • 1944 Ruth Kempson, linguist (SOAS)
  • 1945 Barry Schrader, composer
  • 1945 David Heyn, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman 1975 World Cup)
  • 1945 Malachi York, Nuwaubian leader
  • 1946 Clive Francis, actor (Masada), born in London, England
  • 1948 Allen Michael Doyle, Woonsocket RI, PGA golfer (1991 Memorial-64th)
  • 1951 Breyson Cooper, jockey
  • 1951 Gary Gilmour, cricketer (exciting Aussie all-rounder 1973-77)
  • 1951 Pamela Bellwood, [King], actress (Ellen-W.E.B., Claudia-Dynasty), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Rindy Ross, Portland Oregon, rock vocalist/saxophonist (Quarterflash)
  • 1952 Gordon McQueen, soccer player
  • 1953 James Anderson, writer
  • 1953 Ralph Ezell, Union Miss, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
  • 1953 Robert Davi, American actor and opera singer (Die Hard, Gangster Chronicles, License to Kill), born in Queens, New York
  • 1955 Mary Margaret Brownie, RI, fictional ID of Prymaat (Coneheads)
  • 1955 Mick Jones, rock vocalist/guitarist (Clash-Havana 3 AM), born in London, England
  • 1956 Azhar Cachalia, Scottish/S Afr leader (United Democratic Front)
  • 1956 Bernard A Harris Jr, Temple Texas, MD/Astronaut (STS 55, 63)

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1956 Chris Isaak, American rock singer/songwriter (Wicked Game), born in Stockton, California

Singer Chris Isaak
Singer
Chris Isaak
  • 1957 Patty Smyth, rock vocalist (Scandal-Warrior), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Philippe Couillard, Quebec neurosurgeon and politician
  • 1958 Glen Stewart Godwin, murderer (FBI Most Wanted), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1959 Mark McKinney, Canadian actor
  • 1960 Barbara Edwards, Albuqueque NM, playmate of year (Sept, 1983)/actress
  • 1960 Jumpy Geathers, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1960 Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist
  • 1961 Greg LeMond, US professional road cyclist (Tour de France winner-1986, 1989, 1990), born in Lakewood, California
  • 1961 Terri Nunn, American singer (Berlin-Takes My Breath Away), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 George P N earl of St Andrews, under English prince Edward
  • 1962 Jerome Kersey, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Sea Supersonics)
  • 1963 Harriet Wheeler, English pop singer/composer (The Sundays)
  • 1963 Wendy Lucero-Schayes, US diver (Olympic-92), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1963 Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman
  • 1963 Richard Garfield, American game designer
  • 1964 Alison Wyeth, Isle West Middlesex England, 1.5k/5k runner
  • 1964 Pamela Wright, Scotland, LPGA golfer (1995 Jamie Farr Toledo-3rd)
  • 1964 Zeng Jinlian, Hunan China, became tallest woman known (2.46 m, 8'1")
  • 1966 Bryan Webb, horse trainer
  • 1966 Kirk McLean, NHL goalie (Vancouver Canucks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966 Paul Mokha, Erie Pa, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1967 Travis Fine, actor (Ike McSwain-Young Riders), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1968 Shannon Sharpe, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1968 Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer
  • 1969 Barry Kloeth, WLAF wide receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1969 Harry Boatswain, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969 Michael Myers, Cook County IL, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1969 Troy Auzenne, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • 1969 Ingrid Lempereur, Belgian swimmer

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1970 Chris O'Donnell, American actor (School Ties, Robin-Batman Forever), born in Winnetka, Illinois

  • 1970 Nicole Richardson, Australian softball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1970 Paul Thomas Anderson, American filmmaker (Boogie Nights, Magnolia), born in Studio City California
  • 1970 Irv Gotti, American record producer
  • 1970 Matt Letscher, American actor
  • 1970 Nick Offerman, American actor
  • 1971 Carlton Gray, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1971 Eddie Parenti, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1971 Max Biaggi, Italian motorcycle racer
  • 1972 Jai Taurima, Australian long jumper (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Jerris McPhail, running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1972 Garou, Canadian singer
  • 1973 Aaron Jackson, actor (Mark Winkle-California Dreams), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 Mischa Smoking, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1973 Reggie Brown, NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973 Gretchen Wilson, American singer
  • 1973 Paweł Małaszyński, Polish actor