Famous Birthdays on 26th September

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1181 Saint Francis of Assisi, Italian founder of the Franciscan Order (d. 1226)

Catholic Friar and Preacher, Saint Francis of Assisi
Catholic Friar and Preacher, Saint
Francis of Assisi
  • 1329 Anna of Bavaria, Queen of the Romans (d. 1353)
  • 1406 Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (d. 1430)
  • 1688 Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist
  • 1711 Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician (d. 1779)
  • 1729 Moses Mendelssohn, philosopher/critic/Bible translator
  • 1750 Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral (d. 1810)
  • 1758 Cosme Argerich, Argentine physician, founder of the Medicine School of Buenos Aires.
  • 1759 Hans D L earl Yorck von Wartenburg, Prussian fieldmarshal/gov-gen
  • 1767 Wenzel Muller, composer
  • 1774 John Chapman, [Johnny Appleseed], frontier nurseryman
  • 1791 Théodore Géricault, French painter (d. 1824)
  • 1792 William Hobson, first Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi, born in Waterford, Ireland (d. 1842)
  • 1820 Isvar Chandra Vidyasagar, father of Bengali prose (Exile of Sita)
  • 1821 Alvin Peterson Hovey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1823 Ivan S Aksakov, Russian journalist (Denj, Moskvitsh)
  • 1832 Pyotr Petrovich Sokal'sky, composer
  • 1840 Louis-Olivier Taillon, French Canadian politician (d. 1923)
  • 1841 Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, composer
  • 1865 Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford, English pilot and ornithologist (d. 1937)
  • 1867 Maggie L Walker, African American business & civic leader
  • 1868 Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert, composer
  • 1869 Komitas, Armenian composer (d. 1935)
  • 1870 Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47)
  • 1871 Winsor McCay, American cartoonist (d. 1934)
  • 1872 Ottokar T Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, Austrian Foreign min (1916-18)
  • 1873 Amilcare Zanella, composer
  • 1873 Aleksey Shchusev, Russian architect (d. 1949)

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1874 Charles Vyner Brooke, 3rd and last White Rajah of Sarawak (1917-46), born in London, England (d. 1963)

3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke
3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Vyner Brooke
  • 1875 Edmund Gwenn, Wales, actor (Miracle on 34th Street)
  • 1876 C B "Buck" Llewellyn, cricketer (S Afr lefty all-rounder 1896-1912)
  • 1876 Edith Abbott, dean (U of Chic Social Sciences)
  • 1877 Alfred Cortot, French pianist
  • 1877 Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (d. 1963)
  • 1879 Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria, writer (Fairy, Samodiva Fee)
  • 1881 Hiram Wesley Evans, American member of the Ku Klux Klan (d. 1966)
  • 1884 J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (d. 1951)
  • 1885 Anna M F "Annie" Wageningen-Salomons, author (Girl Student) [or 6/26]
  • 1887 Antonio Moreno, actor/director (It, Careers), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1887 Edwin Keppel Bennett, English writer (d. 1958)
  • 1887 Sir Barnes Wallis, English scientist, engineer and inventor (d. 1979)

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1888 T. S. Eliot, poet (The Waste Land), dramatist and critic (Nobel Prize 1948), born in St Louis Missouri, (d. 1965)

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • 1888 J. Frank Dobie, American folklorist and newspaper columnist (d. 1964)
  • 1889 Martin Heidegger, Germany, Existentialist (Being & Time)
  • 1891 Alfred Plane, US sharp shooter (Olympic-gold-1912, 20)
  • 1893 Milos Crnjanski, Serbian poet (Seobe)
  • 1894 Gladys Brockwell, actress (Long Pants, Oliver Twist), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1895 Fay Holden, actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1897 Pope Paul VI, [Giovanni Montini], 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78)
  • 1897 Victor O Stomps, writer
  • 1897 Wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress/act teacher (Goethe/Brecht)
  • 1897 Arthur Rhys Davids, English pilot (d. 1917)
  • 1898 George Gershwin, [Jacob Gershvin], Bkln, composer (Rhapsody in Blue)
  • 1901 Donald Cook, Portland Ore, actor (Too Young To Go Steady)
  • 1901 George Raft, American actor (Each Dawn I Die, Scarface, Some Like It Hot), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)

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1902 Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], Tropea Italy, American gangster (Murder Inc)

  • 1903 Gerhard Nebel, writer
  • 1905 Emilio Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1907 Anthony F Blunt, British historian/spy for USSR
  • 1907 Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, European Boxing Champ (Oly-silver-1928)
  • 1907 Ralph Michael, actor (Quest, Doctor in the House), born in London, England
  • 1908 Maurice Naessens, Belgian banker
  • 1909 Helen Giuliani, mother of Rudy (Mayor-R- 1994-2002), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909 Bill France, Sr., American racing car driver and co-founder of NASCAR, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1992)
  • 1911 Jan F Hampe, pathologist-anatomy (Fabric & Stoflongen)
  • 1913 Ernst Schnabel, German sailor/dramatist (Anne Frank)
  • 1914 Jack LaLanne, exercise mogul (Juice Tiger)
  • 1917 Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician (d. 1976)
  • 1918 Humphrey van Loo, Dutch news director (ANP/Reuter)
  • 1919 Barbara Britton, actress (Young & Willing), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1919 Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and researcher
  • 1922 Nicholas Romanov, French-born pretender to the Russian throne
  • 1923 Dev Anand, Indian actor and film producer
  • 1925 Bobby Shantz, baseball player (1952 AL MVP)
  • 1925 Marty Robbins, American country singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone), born in Glendale, Arizona (d. 1982)
  • 1925 Norm Dussault, American ice hockey player
  • 1926 Buland Al Haidary, poet
  • 1926 Giuseppi Chiari, composer
  • 1926 Imre Vincze, composer
  • 1926 Julie London, Santa Rosa California, actress (Nurse McCall-Emergency)
  • 1926 Manfred Mayrhofer, Austrian Indo-European Philologist
  • 1927 Patrick O'Neal, Ocala Fla, actor (Kaz, Alvarez Kelly, King Rat)
  • 1927 Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (d. 1990)
  • 1927 Robert Cade, American physician and beverage inventor (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Bob Van der Veken, Belgian actor
  • 1929 Meredith C Gourdine, long jumper (Olympic-silver-1952), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1930 Fritz Wunderlich, Kusel Germany, tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58)
  • 1930 Philip Bosco, Jersey City, actor (Trading Places)
  • 1931 Donald J Pease, (Rep-D-OH, 1977- )
  • 1931 George Chambers, MS, rock bassist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)
  • 1931 Vijay Manjrekar, cricketer (father of Sanjay, reliable Indian batsman)
  • 1932 Clifton C Williams Jr, Mobile Alabama, Major USMC/astronaut
  • 1932 Giuacomo Manzoni, composer
  • 1932 Joyce Jameson, comedienne (Spike Jones Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1932 Richard Herd, American actor
  • 1933 Clari Baruch, [Clara C de Lieme], actress (Man With White Flower)
  • 1933 Donna Douglas, American actress (Elly May Clampett-The Beverly Hillbillies), born in Pride, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Dick Heckstall-Smith, English jazz-blues saxophonist, born in Ludlow, Shropshire (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Raphael Samuel, historian
  • 1935 Bob Barber, cricketer (dashing England lefty bat in 28 Tests 1960-68)
  • 1935 Joe Sherlock, Irish Labour Party politician (d. 2007)
  • 1936 Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South African anti-apartheid activist and politician
  • 1937 Joop Admiral, Dutch actor/director (You Are My Mother)
  • 1937 Valentin Pavlov, Soviet politician (d. 2003)
  • 1938 Andrei Lukanov, politician
  • 1938 Michael V Love, US test pilot (X-24)
  • 1939 Judith P Appelbaum, magazine & newspaper editor, educator
  • 1939 Ricky Tomlinson, English actor
  • 1941 Joe Bauer, rock drummer (Youngbloods), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1941 Martine Beswicke, Jamacia, actress (Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde)
  • 1941 Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor
  • 1942 Ingrid Mickler-Becker, German FR, long jumper/relayer (Oly-gold-72)
  • 1942 Kent McCord, actor (Officer Jim Reed- "Adam 12"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 Ian Chappell, Australian cricket player (batsman 1964-80)
  • 1943 Tim Schenken, Australian racing driver
  • 1944 Angela Dorian, (Victoria Vetri), SF, playmate (Sep 1967, Year-1968)
  • 1944 Anne Robinson, English television host
  • 1945 Bryan Ferry, England, rocker (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together)
  • 1945 Louise Beaudoin, French Canadian politician
  • 1945 Gal Costa, Brazilian singer
  • 1946 Mary Beth Hurt, [Mary Supinger], Iowa, actress (Garp, Interiors)
  • 1946 Andrea Dworkin, American feminist (d. 2005)
  • 1946 Christine Todd Whitman, American politician
  • 1946 Radha Krishna Mainali, Nepalese politician
  • 1947 Dick Roth, US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1964)
  • 1947 Graham Faulkner, actor (Brother Sun Sister Moon), born in London, England
  • 1947 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), born in Grand Forks, North Dokota (d. 2015)
  • 1947 Richard Roth, US, 400m swim medley (Olympic-gold-1964)

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1948 Olivia Newton-John, Cambridge England, singer (Lets Get Physical)

  • 1948 Vladimir Remek, Czechoslovakia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 28)
  • 1949 Leonide F M "Leonie" Triesschijn, Dutch actress/mime
  • 1949 Martin Delray, Texarkana Ar, country singer (Get Rhythm))
  • 1949 Jane Smiley, American novelist
  • 1949 Minette Walters, English novelist
  • 1951 Tom Quirke, journalist
  • 1951 Stuart Tosh, Scottish musician
  • 1952 James Keane, actor (Willis Bell-Paper Chase), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1952 Predrag Miletić, Serbian actor
  • 1953 Dolores Keane, Irish folk singer
  • 1953 Aivars Lembergs, Latvian politician
  • 1954 Craig Chaquico, rock guitarist (Jefferson Starship)
  • 1955 Carlene Carter, Nashville Tn, country singer (I Fell in Love)
  • 1956 Linda Hamilton, Salisbury Md, actress (Catherine-Beauty & the Beast)
  • 1956 Steve Butler, American racing driver
  • 1958 Richard B. Weldon, Jr., American politician
  • 1959 Rich Gedman, American baseball player
  • 1960 Bret Erickson, Bennington Nebraska, US trap (Olympics-1996)
  • 1961 Will Self, English author
  • 1962 Melissa Sue Anderson, Cal, actress (Little House on the Prairie)
  • 1962 Steve Moneghetti, Australian marathoner (Olympics-5th-88, 92, 96)
  • 1962 Tracey Thorn, rock vocalist (Everything But The Girl)
  • 1962 Peter Foster, Australian con-man
  • 1963 Douglas Wakiihuri, Kenyan marathon runner (Olympic-silver-1988)
  • 1963 Lysette Anthony, actress (Angelique-Dark Shadows, Switch), born in London, England
  • 1964 Bobby Joe Edmonds, NFL running back (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1964 Dave Martinez, outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Manhattan, NYC
  • 1964 Gerrie Slagboom, Dutch soccer player: Dordrecht '90
  • 1964 Robin Hood, Mishawaka IN, LPGA golfer (1989 Planters Pat Bradley)
  • 1964 Ty Miller, Granada Hills California, actor (The Kid-Young Riders)
  • 1964 Nicki French, English singer
  • 1965 Alexandra Lencastre, Portuguese actress

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1965 Jill Soloway, American writer and director (Afternoon Delight), born in Chicago, Illinois

Television Writer and Director Jill Soloway
Television Writer and Director
Jill Soloway
  • 1966 Craig Heyward, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1966 Francisco Andreu, Dearborn Mich, road cyclist (Olympics-4th-88, 96)
  • 1966 Christos Dantis, Greek composer and singer
  • 1967 Craig Janney, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1967 Martha Nix, Orange County California, actress (Serena-Waltons)
  • 1967 Shannon Hoon, American singer (Blind Melon) (d. 1995)
  • 1968 Scott Schorer, Burke, Va, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1968 James Caviezel, American actor
  • 1968 Anthony Shadid, New York Times foreign correspondent and two time Pulitzer winner, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2012)
  • 1969 Anthony Kavanagh, French-Canadian comedian, actor and singer
  • 1969 Andy Petterson, Australian footballer
  • 1969 Paul Warhurst, English footballer
  • 1969 David Ferguson, British murderer
  • 1970 Paul Laus, Beamsville, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 1970 Rachel Jacobs, Ririe Idaho, actress (It's Not Easy)
  • 1970 Trevor Ruffin, NBA guard (Phila 76ers)
  • 1970 Sheri Moon Zombie, American actress
  • 1971 Elva Dryer, Durango Colorado, 1.5K/5K runner
  • 1971 Patterson Thompson, cricketer (WI Test fast bowler v New Zealand 1996)
  • 1972 Mark Haslam, cricketer (New Zealand slow left-armer 1992)
  • 1972 Shawn Stockman, [Slim], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 David Richie, NFL nost tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973 Marty Casey, American singer (Lovehammers)
  • 1973 Chris Small, Scottish snooker player
  • 1973 Olga Vasdeki, Greek triple jumper
  • 1974 Alison Davies, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 Gary Hall Jr, US, 50m/100m/400m free relay (Oly-gold/2 silver-96)
  • 1974 Katie Kauffman, West Lawn Pa, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 Martin Muursepp, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1974 Boris Cepeda, German-Ecuadorian pianist and diplomat
  • 1975 Emma Härdelin, Swedish singer (Garmarna and Triakel)
  • 1975 Jake Paltrow, American film director, brother of Gwyneth Paltrow
  • 1976 Michael Ballack, German footballer
  • 1976 Tyler Denk, American model and reality show contestant
  • 1978 Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Kenyan long-distance runner
  • 1979 Jaycie Phelps, gymnast (World-brz-95/Oly-gold-96), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1979 Fuifui Moimoi, New Zealand (Tongan) rugby league footballer
  • 1979 Jon Harley, English footballer