Famous Birthdays on 26th October

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  • 1427 Archduke Sigismund of Austria (d. 1496)
  • 1473 Friedrich of Saxony (d. 1510)
  • 1483 Hans Buchner, composer
  • 1491 Zhengde, Emperor of China (d. 1521)
  • 1609 William Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1675)
  • 1645 Aert de Gelder, Dutch painter (King David)
  • 1673 Dimitrie Cantemir, Romanians historian/monarch of Moldova (1710-11)
  • 1684 Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (d. 1757)
  • 1685 Domenico Scarlatti, Naples Italy, composer/harpsichordist
  • 1694 Johan Helmich Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist
  • 1719 Joaquin de Oxinaga, composer
  • 1740 Ernest Louis Muller, composer
  • 1757 Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (d. 1823)
  • 1758 Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey, composer
  • 1759 Georges Danton, France, revolutionary leader/min of Justice
  • 1768 Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko, Polish general and politician (d. 1844)
  • 1789 Joseph Mayseder, composer
  • 1791 Charles Sprague, banker/poet (Curiosity), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1794 Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (d. 1881)
  • 1795 Nicolaos Mantzaros, composer
  • 1800 Helmuth K B von Moltke, Prussian general-fieldmarshal
  • 1802 King Miguel of Portugal (d. 1866)
  • 1804 Lorenzo Thomas, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1875)
  • 1813 Henry Thomas Smart, composer
  • 1818 Stefano Golinelli, composer
  • 1823 Karl Weinhold, German sociologist
  • 1824 Arthur Middleton Manigault, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1830 Polibo Fumagalli, composer
  • 1830 Stephen Elliott Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1866)
  • 1837 James Lawlor Kiernan, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1869)
  • 1843 Vasili V Vereshchagin, Russian painter (War & Peace)
  • 1845 Hendrick Waelput, Flemish composer/conductor (Forest, Stella)
  • 1849 Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (d. 1917)
  • 1854 August T C Kiehl, Dutch actor (Pearl of Zaandam)
  • 1854 C. W. Post, American entrepreneur (d. 1914)
  • 1855 Charles Post, who had a way with breakfast cereals (Post Cereals)
  • 1859 Arthur Friedheim, composer
  • 1861 Richard D Sears, tennis champ, US Open (1881), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1864 Joseph Moorat, composer
  • 1865 Benjamin Guggenheim, American businessman (d. 1912)
  • 1869 Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, President of Brazil (d. 1957)
  • 1871 Hermann Lohr, composer
  • 1871 Guillermo Kahlo, father of Frida Kahlo (d. 1941)
  • 1873 Thorvald Stauning, Denmark, PM (1924-26, 1929-42)
  • 1874 Martin Lowry, British chemist (d. 1936)
  • 1875 H[arry] B[yron] Warner, actor (King of Kings), born in London, England
  • 1880 Andrei Bely, Russian writer (d. 1934)
  • 1881 Margaret Wycherly, actress (Keeper of the Flame), born in London, England
  • 1883 Napoleon Hill, American Writer and Philosopher (Think and Grow Rich)(d. 1970)
  • 1883 Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (d. 1958)
  • 1886 Gustav Hermann Unger, composer
  • 1886 Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist (Myslitel) [OS]
  • 1888 E Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Segrande Eros)
  • 1888 Nestor Ivanovich Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist Insurrectionary leader (d. 1934)
  • 1894 John S Knight, WV, publisher (Knight-Rider)
  • 1898 Beryl Rubinstein, composer
  • 1900 Ibrahim Abbud, general/premier Sudan (1958-64)
  • 1900 Karin Boye, writer
  • 1902 Hugh Chilvers, cricketer (great leggie of 30's for NSW but not Aust)
  • 1902 Joseph Paul Sharkey Zukauskas, boxer
  • 1905 George Flahiff, Canadian Cardinal (d. 1989)
  • 1907 Giovanni Salviucci, composer
  • 1907 Johannes A Apon, Dutch actor (Kaukasische Krijtkring)
  • 1910 John "Cardinal" Krol, former archbishop (Philadelphia)

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1911 Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (Whole World in his Hands), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson
  • 1911 Sid Gillman, Minneapolis, Minnesota, NFL hall of fame coach/player (LA, San Diego, Houston)
  • 1911 Sorley MacLean Somhairle MacChaluim, poet
  • 1912 Don[ald] Siegel, director (Escape from Alcatraz, Shootist), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1913 Stuart J[ames] Byrne, US, sci-fi author (Star Man, God Man)

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1914 Jackie Coogan, actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1984)

  • 1915 Golfredo Corradetti, conductor
  • 1915 Joe Fry, British racing driver (d. 1950)

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1916 Francois Mitterrand, 21st President of France (1981-1995), born in Jarnac, France

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • 1917 Felix the Cat, cartoon character
  • 1917 Mario Biaggi, American politician (Rep-D&R-NY, 1969-88), born in New York (d. 2015)

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1919 Edward W. Brooke, 1st African American senator in over 80 yrs (Sen-R-Mass)

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke
  • 1920 T C Jones, PA, female impersonator
  • 1921 George Houston, land economist
  • 1921 George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (d. 1968)
  • 1924 Tom F Lewis, (Rep-R-Florida, 1983- )
  • 1925 Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor/novelist (Brief American)
  • 1926 Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1928 Francisco Solano López, Argentine comics artists
  • 1929 Georgette Amowitz, choreographer/educator
  • 1929 Hans Peter Haller, composer
  • 1929 Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires) (d. 2000)
  • 1930 John Arden, English novelist/playwright (Left Handed Liberty), (d. 2012)
  • 1931 Hank Garrett, Monticello NY, actor (Car 54 Where Are You)
  • 1932 Anthony C Beilenson, (Rep-D-California, 1977- )
  • 1932 Chinadorai Deshmutu, India, field hockey player (1952)
  • 1933 Suzy Parker, model/actress (Chamber of Horrors), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1934 Ulrich Plentzdorf, writer
  • 1934 Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster, Harmonia)
  • 1936 Bruce Belland, singer (Tim Conway Hour), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936 Shelley Morrison, American actress
  • 1937 Dave Gavitt, formed Basketball's Big East Conference (1979)
  • 1938 Bernadette Lafont, Nimes France, actress (Perils of Gwendoline), (d. 2013)
  • 1938 Charles W Stenholm, (Rep-D-Texas, 1979- )
  • 1938 Ralph Bakshi, animator (Lord of Rings, Fritz the Cat, Mighty Mouse)
  • 1939 Vladimir Mikhailovich Beloborodov, cosmonaut
  • 1940 Mario Orosco, 1st victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • 1941 Harald Nielsen, Denmark, soccer player (Olympic-silver-1960)
  • 1942 Dietmar Polaczek, composer
  • 1942 John P "Jannie" Roux, South African sect to pres (Botha/De Klerk)
  • 1942 Bob Hoskins, British actor, (d. 2014)
  • 1944 Mike Piano, rocker (Sandpipers)
  • 1944 Ries [M] Smits, economist/Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1945 Pat Conroy, American writer (Great Santini, Prince of Tides)
  • 1945 Jaclyn Smith, American actress (Charlie's Angels, The Bourne Identity), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1945 Demetris Th. Gotsis, Greek poet and author
  • 1946 Ivan Reitman, director/producer (Private Parts, Ghostbusters, Dave)
  • 1946 Keith Hopwood, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits)
  • 1946 Maureen Anderman, actress (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale)
  • 1946 Pat Sajak, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Holly Woodlawn, transgender Puerto Rican actress (Warhol films), born in Juana Díaz (d. 2015)
  • 1947 Trevor Joyce, Irish poet
  • 1947 Ian Ashley, British racing driver

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1947 Hillary Rodham Clinton, First Lady (1993-2001), Senator (New York, 2001-2009), Secretary of State (2009-2013), born in Chicago, Illinois

US First Lady and Politician Hillary Clinton
US First Lady and Politician
Hillary Clinton
  • 1948 Marshall Colt, actor (Eric-Lottery), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1949 Kevin Sullivan, wrestler (WCW/ECW/SMW/NWA/Georgia/CWFI)
  • 1950 Chuck Foreman, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1950 T E Srinivasan, cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1981)
  • 1951 Bootsy Collins, Cin, rocker (Parliaments-We Got the Funk)
  • 1951 Maggie Roche, rocker (Roches)
  • 1951 William "Bootsy" Collins, US bassist (Psychotic bump school)
  • 1952 Andrew Motion, English poet and Poet Laureate
  • 1953 Jennifer Roberson, US, sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker)
  • 1953 Julian Keith Strickland, Athens Ga, drummer (B-52's-Rock Lobster)
  • 1953 Lauren Tewes, Trafford Pa, actress (Julie McCoy-Love Boat)
  • 1953 Rosa Monckton, notable charity fundraiser
  • 1954 D W Moffett, Highland Park IL, actor (Fine Things, Lisa, Chicago Sons)
  • 1954 Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer
  • 1955 Stephen K Robinson, PhD/astronaut (STS 85, sk:95), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1956 Stephen Gumley, Australian businessman
  • 1956 Rita Wilson, American actress
  • 1957 Bob Golic, American football player
  • 1959 Evo Morales, President of Bolivia
  • 1959 François Chau, Cambodian actor
  • 1959 Brian Bovell, British actor
  • 1960 Brian Hansen, NFL punter (NY Jets)
  • 1960 June Brigman, American comic book artist
  • 1961 Mark Bucek, Winter Pak FL, Nike golfer (1994 Gary Player Tour)
  • 1961 Dylan McDermott, Waterbury, Connecticut, American actor (The Practice, American Horror Story)
  • 1962 Carey Elwes, actor (Glory, Princess Bride), born in London, England
  • 1962 Roger Kingdom, Vienna Ga, 110m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)
  • 1963 Kerri Lynne Rosenberg, Burlington Ia, Miss Iowa-America (1991-top 10)
  • 1963 Natalie Merchant, US singer/songwriter (10,000 Maniacs)
  • 1963 Tony Casillas, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1963 Ted Demme, American film and television director (d. 2002)
  • 1963 Tom Cavanagh, Canadian actor/producer (Ed, Scrubs), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1964 Lawson Duncan, Asheville NC, tennis star
  • 1964 Vencie Glenn, NFL safety (NY Giants)
  • 1965 Gil Heredia, Nogales AZ, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
  • 1965 Ken Rutherford, cricketer (NZ Test batsman & latterly capt)
  • 1965 Kim Cooper, Australian softball 3rd baseman/shortstop (Olym-bronze-96)
  • 1965 Mark McLoughlin, CFL kicker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1965 Wayne Martin, NFL defensive tackle (NO Saints)
  • 1965 Aaron Kwok Fu-Shing, Hong Kong singer
  • 1965 Kelly Rowan, Canadian actress and producer.
  • 1966 Alex Pastoor, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1966 David Miley, Milwaukee WI, Nike golfer (1992 Cleveland Open)
  • 1966 Olga Bicherova, gymnastics (won title at 15 yrs 33 days)
  • 1966 Jeanne Zelasko, American sportcaster
  • 1966 Steve Valentine, Scottish actor (Crossing Jordan), born in Bishopbriggs, Scotland
  • 1966 Masaharu Iwata, Japanese composer
  • 1967 Bobby Houston, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • 1967 Shelly Stokes, softball catcher (Olympics-gold-96), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1967 Keith Urban, New Zealand singer
  • 1968 Chris Oldham, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1968 Nico John Hoogma, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1969 Mark Sweeney, Framington Mass, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1969 Mike Pritchard, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1970 Bert Emanuel, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1970 Jessie Armstead, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1970 Randall Evans, Franklin Virginia, 100m/200m runner
  • 1970 Tom Vano, Plainfield NJ, field hockey goalkeeper (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Dian Bachar, American actor
  • 1970 Raveena Tandon, Indian actress
  • 1971 Cinnamon Woods, Anderson Ind, diver (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Ronnie Irani, cricketer (Essex all-rounder, England 1996)
  • 1971 Anthony Rapp, American singer and actor
  • 1973 Brian Smith, speed skater (Olympics-1994), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1973 Robert Petrovicky, Kosice CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Dallas)
  • 1973 Taka Michinoku, Japanese professional wrestle

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1973 Seth MacFarlane, American animator

  • 1974 LISA, Japanese musician
  • 1975 Katja Riipi, ice hockey left wing (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1975 Tammy Cleland, Sanford FL, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1976 Miikka Kiprusoff, Finnish hockey player
  • 1977 Jon Heder, American actor
  • 1978 CM Punk, American professional wrestler
  • 1978 Eva Kaili, Greek TV presenter and politician
  • 1978 Jimmy Aggrey, English footballer
  • 1978 Mark Barry, English musician (BBMak)
  • 1979 Movsar Barayev, Chechen militant (d. 2002)
  • 1980 Cristian Chivu, Romanian footballer
  • 1981 Guy Sebastian, Australian singer
  • 1981 Sam Brown, American comedian
  • 1982 Adam Carroll, British racing driver
  • 1983 Dmitri Sychev, Russian football player