On This Day

Famous Birthdays on August 26

  • 1540 King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)
  • 1596 Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)
  • 1627 Thomas Bullis, English composer (baptized) (d. 1708)

Robert Walpole

1676 Robert Walpole, English politician, 1st British Prime Minister (Whig: 1721-42), born in Houghton, Norfolk, England (d. 1745)

  • 1687 Willem de Fesch, Dutch violinist and composer (Joseph), born in Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands (d. 1761)
  • 1694 Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755)
  • 1726 Karl Kohaut, Austrian composer and lutenist, born in Vienna (d. 1784)
  • 1728 Johann Heinrich Lambert, German scientist (d. 1777)
  • 1736 Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French chemist (d. 1790)
  • 1740 Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, French balloonists (invented Montgolfier balloon), born in Annonay, France (d. 1810)
  • 1743 Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, father of modern chemistry (identified oxygen and hydrogen), born in Paris, France (d. 1794)
  • 1745 François Guichard, French guitarist and composer, born in Le Mans, France (d. 1807)
  • 1749 Johann Ernst Rembt, German organist and composer, born in Suhl, Germany (d. 1810)
  • 1775 William Joseph Behr, German writer (d. 1851)
  • 1788 Aloys Schmitt, German pianist, composer and music theorist (Preparatory Exercises, Op. 16), born in Erlenbach am Main, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1866)
  • 1789 Abbas Mirza, Crown Prince of Qājār dynasty of Iran, introduced Western military techniques, born in Nava, Mazandaran (d. 1833)
  • 1792 Manuel Oribe, Uruguayan politician and nationalist, 2nd President of Uruguay (1835-38), born in Montevideo, Río de la Plata (d. 1857)
  • 1808 Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Claiborne County, Mississippi (d. 1882)
  • 1811 Danville Leadbetter, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1866)
  • 1813 Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle of Guilder Tracks)
  • 1819 Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince Consort of British queen Victoria, born at Schloss Rosenau, nr Coburg, Germany (d. 1861)
  • 1820 James Harlan, American politician (Rep-Iowa), US Secretary of Interior (1865-66), born in Clark County, Illinois (d. 1899)
  • 1823 Wilhelm Troszel, Polish operatic bass, composer and voice teacher, born in Warsaw (d. 1887)
  • 1826 Princess Alexandra of Bavaria, German princess and writer, born at Schloss Johannisburg, Aschaffenburg (d. 1875)
  • 1828 Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, Danish organist and composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1892)
  • 1833 Charles Jackson Paine, American railroad executive, soldier, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1916)
  • 1835 Theodore Washington Brevard, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Tuskegee, Alabama (d. 1882)
  • 1842 Heinrich Quincke, German internist and surgeon (introduced lumbar puncture), born in Frankfurt an der Oder (d. 1922)
  • 1843 Georg August Lumbye, Danish composer and conductor (Tivoli Concert Hall Orchestra), born in Copenhagen (d. 1922)

Mary Ann Nichols

1845 Mary Ann Nichols, English prostitute and 1st victim of Jack the Ripper, born in London (d. 1888)

  • 1850 Charles Richet, French physiologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1913 for work on anaphylaxis), born in Paris, France (d. 1935)
  • 1854 Arnold Fothergill, English cricketer (d. 1932)
  • 1862 Herbert Booth, American son of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1926)
  • 1870 Aleksandr Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok), born in Narovchat, Penza Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1938) [NS=Sept 7]
  • 1873 Lee De Forest, American inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube), born in Council Bluffs, Iowa (d. 1961)
  • 1874 Zona Gale, American novelist and playwright, 1st woman to win Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1921), born in Portage, Wisconsin (d. 1938)
  • 1875 John Buchan, Scottish politician, Governor-General of Canada (1935-40), writer (The Thirty-Nine Steps) and historian, born in Perth, Scotland (d. 1940)
  • 1877 Harriet Ware (Krumbhaar), American concert pianist, composer (Women's Triumphal March; The Rose Is Red; The Varying Shore), and music educator, born in Waupun, Wisconsin (d. 1962)
  • 1879 Joe Jeannette, American boxer (world coloured champion 1909), born in West Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1958)
  • 1880 Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet and art critic (coined the term 'Cubism'), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1918)
  • 1882 James Franck, German-American physicist (Nobel Prize for Physics 1925), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1964)
  • 1882 Johannes Lindeboom, Dutch vicar and church historian (Neth Archives), born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 1958)
  • 1882 Carl Wilhelm de Vries, Dutch jurist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1967)
  • 1884 Earl Derr Biggers, American author ("Charlie Chan" detective series), born in Warren, Ohio (d. 1933)
  • 1885 Jules Romains, French novelist, playwright and poet (Men of Good Will), born in Saint-Julien-Chapteuil, France (d. 1972)
  • 1887 Luis Abraham Delgadillo, Nicaraguan pianist and composer (Inca Symphony), born in Managua (d. 1961)
  • 1890 Tommy Andrews, Australian cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's), born in Newtown, Australia (d. 1970)
  • 1891 Emmy van Lokhorst, Dutch author
  • 1891 Ferdinand Bruckner [Theodor Tagger], Austrian-German playwright (Races), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1958)
  • 1896 Richard Pindle Hammond, American composer, born in Kent, England (d. 1980)
  • 1896 Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization), born in Novo Selo, Ottoman Empire (d. 1990)
  • 1897 Yoon Boseon, Korean politician, President of South Korea (1960-62), born in Asan, Joseon (d. 1990)
  • 1898 Peggy Guggenheim, American art patron & collector, born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1898 Clem Beauchamp, American film actor, stuntman, and production manager (Tarzan; Dick Tracy; The Adventures of Superman), born in Bloomfield, Iowa (d. 1992)
  • 1899 Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter, born in Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1991)
  • 1900 Hellmuth Walter, German engineer and inventor (rocket engines and gas turbines), born in Wedel, Germany (d. 1980)
  • 1901 Maxwell D. Taylor, American general (commander of WWII 101 Airborne Division) US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1962-64), born in Keytesville, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • 1901 Jan de Quay, Dutch minister of war and premier (KVP, 1959-63)
  • 1901 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian racing cyclist and inventor (quick release skewer patent; founder bicycle component company Campagnolo), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1983)
  • 1901 Jimmy Rushing, American blues pianist and singer, known as"Mr. Five By Five", born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1972)
  • 1901 Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (d. 1972)
  • 1901 Frankie Genaro, American boxer (World flyweight champion 1928-31; Olympic gold flyweight 1920), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1904 Christopher Isherwood, English novelist (Goodbye to Berlin), born in High Lane, Cheshire (d. 1986)

Albert Sabin

1906 Albert Sabin [Abram Saperstein], Polish American physician who invented the oral polio vaccine, born in Bialystok, Russian Empire (d. 1993)

  • 1906 Ceferino Garcia, Filipino boxer (World Middleweight champion 1939-40), born in Naval, Biliran, Philippine Islands (d. 1981)
  • 1908 Bill Hunt, Australian cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1983)
  • 1908 W. B. Henning, Prussian-born Iranist (d. 1967)
  • 1909 Eric Davies, South African cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 7 wickets; East Province, Transvaal), born in King William's Town, South Africa (d. 1976)
  • 1909 Frank Gasparro, US chief engraver (1965-81), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1909 Jim Davis, American actor (Dallas), born in Edgerton, Missouri (d. 1981)
  • 1909 Gene Moore, American MLB player, born in Lancaster, Texas (d. 1978)

Mother Teresa

1910 Mother Teresa [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Albanian-born Indian nun and founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize, 1979), born in Skopje, Ottoman Empire (d. 1997)

  • 1911 Lester Lanin, American orchestra leader (40 Beatle Hits), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1913 Cees de Lange, Dutch comedian and conferencier, born in The hague, Netherlands (d. 1974)
  • 1914 Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer (Blow-Up, Underground Game), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • 1915 Humphrey Searle, British composer and musicologist (Twentieth Century Counterpoint; The Music of Franz Liszt), born in Oxford, England (d. 1982)
  • 1915 William Bardwell, British composer (d. 1994)
  • 1916 Allan Merson, English historian and communist, born in Monkseaton, England (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Virginia Hill, American organized crime figure (girlfriend of Bugsy Siegel), born in Lipscomb, Alabama (d. 1966)
  • 1917 Jan Clayton, American actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), born in Tularosa, New Mexico
  • 1917 William French Smith, American lawyer and US Attorney General (1981-85), born in Wilton, New Hampshire (d. 1990)
  • 1918 Katherine Johnson, American NASA mathematician (portrayed in film Hidden Figures), born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia (d. 2020)
  • 1918 Louis Stotijn, Dutch bassoonist, and conductor (Residence Orchestra), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • 1919 Ronny Graham [Stringer], American actor, director, Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, and screenwriter (M*A*S*H; Chico & the Man), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Brant Parker, American cartoonist (co-created and drew The Wizard of Oz), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2007)

Ben Bradlee

1921 Ben Bradlee, American editor, journalist, executive (Washington Post), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2014)

  • 1921 David Begelman, American film producer who embezzled Columbia Pictures, born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • 1921 Naomi Parker Fraley, American who inspired "Rosie the Riveter" poster, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2018)
  • 1922 Lazar Nikolov, Bulgarian composer, born in Burgas, Bulgaria (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Irving R. Levine, American journalist (NBC News), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (d. 2009)
  • 1923 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor (Vienna Symphony, 1960-70; Philadelphia Orchestra, 1993-2003), and pianist, born in Munich, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Alex Kellner, American MLB player, born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 1996)
  • 1925 Jack Hirshleifer, American economist (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and writer (d. 1999)
  • 1925 Sangharakshita, Buddhist Philosopher, Founder of the Western Buddhist Order
  • 1927 Sam Massell, American politician (1st Jewish Mayor of Atlanta), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1927 B. V. [Balkrishna] Doshi, Indian architect (Pritzker Prize 2018), born in Pune, India
  • 1928 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, born in Cleethorpes England (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Naïm Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist, born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2021)
  • 1928 Andrew Porter, British organist, opera director, music critic, and librettist, born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Joe Solomon, West Indian cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust), born in Port Mourant, Guyana
  • 1931 Dane Škerl, Slovene conductor, composer (Rhapsodic Symphony), and teacher, born in Ljubljana, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now of Slovenia) (d. 2002)
  • 1931 Gordon Greig, British political journalist (Daily Mail) (d. 1995)
  • 1931 Guy Vander Jagt, American politician (Rep-R-MI, 1966-93), born in Cadillac, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • 1932 Joe H. Engle, American USAF Major General, test pilot (X-15), and NASA astronaut (STS-2; STS-51-I), born in Chapman, Kansas
  • 1933 Ida Gotkovsky, French pianist, composer (Poème du feu), and teacher, born in Calais, France
  • 1934 Gordon Clough, English journalist (BBC Radio 4), born in Salford, England (d. 1996)
  • 1935 Cornelis B. Vaandrager [Cor Vaan], Dutch poet (Long Live Joop Massaker)

Geraldine Ferraro

1935 Geraldine Ferraro, American politician (US Representative from New York (D), 1979-85), and the 1st female vice-presidential nominee (1984), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 2011)

  • 1936 Yvette Vickers, American actress (Attack of 50' Woman), Playboy playmate (July 1959), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. c. 2010)
  • 1936 Francine York, American actress (Slattery's People), born in Aurora, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • 1937 Tom Heinsohn, American NBA star, coach (Boston Celtics) and broadcaster, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • 1938 Jet Black [Brain Duffy], British punk rock drummer (The Stranglers), born in Ilford, Essex, England
  • 1939 Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer (Dion & The Belmonts), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2012)

Jorge Paulo Lemann

1939 Jorge Paulo Lemann, Swiss-Brazilian investor, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • 1940 Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (d. 2008)
  • 1940 Nik Turner, British jazz-rock fusion saxophonist, flute player, singer, and composer (Hawkwind), born in Oxford, England
  • 1941 Barbet Schroeder, Iranian-Swiss director (Barfly, Single White Female, More), born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1941 Chris Curtis [Crummey], British rock drummer, songwriter and vocalist (The Searchers - "Needles And Pins"), born in Oldham, Lancashire (d. 2005)
  • 1941 Akiko Wakabayashi, Japanese actress (You Only Live Twice), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1942 John E. Blaha, American USAF/astronaut (STS 29, 33, 43, 58, 79/81), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1942 Vic Dana [Samuel Mendola], American singer and dancer ("Red Roses For A Blue Lady"), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1942 Yevgeniy Zagorulko, Russian high jump coach (Andrey Silnov, Yelena Yelesina, Anna Chicherova), born in Tyrma, Russia (d. 2021)
  • 1942 Keith Alison, American session and touring guitarist (Paul Revere and The Raiders, 1968-75), and songwriter, born in Coleman, Texas (d. 2021)
  • 1943 Ulf Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1944 Cornelia J. "Corry" Arends, Dutch actress (Fool's Hat)
  • 1944 Richard, English prince and Duke of Gloucester, born in Northampton, England
  • 1944 Stephen Greif, English actor (Blake's Seven), born in Sawbridgeworth, England
  • 1944 Alan Parker, British session guitarist (Blue Mink; Serge Gainsbourg) and television and film composer (American Gothic), born in Matlock, Derbyshire, England
  • 1944 Neroli Fairhall, New Zealand archer (first paraplegic to compete in the Olympic Games 1984), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2006)
  • 1945 Melvin Watt, American politician (Rep-D-North Carolina 1993-2014), born in Steele Creek, North Carolina
  • 1945 Tom Ridge, first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (Rep-R-Pennsylvania), born in Munhall, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Alison Steadman, English actress (Life is Sweet), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1946 Valerie Simpson, American singer, songwriter and producer (Ashford & Simpson - "Solid"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946 Mark Snow [Martin Fulterman], American television and film composer (The X-Files theme), born in New York City
  • 1946 Chantal Renaud, Québécoise yé-yé singer, songwriter, actress and writer, born in Quebec, Canada
  • 1946 Ladislav Kubík, Czech-American composer (Aulos; Subterranean River) and educator (Florida State University, 1990-2017), born in Prague (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Candy Moore, American actress (Lunch Wagon, Tomboy & Champ), born in Maplewood, New Jersey
  • 1947 Emiliano Díez, Cuban actor (George Lopez), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1949 John Baldwin, American light middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949 Bob Cowsill, American musician (The Cowsills - "Hair"; "We Can Fly"), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1949 Leon Redbone [Dickran Gobalian], American blues and jazz musician ("Seduced"; "Theme to Mr. Belvedere"), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 2019)
  • 1949 Virginia Vallejo, Colombian journalist, writer and TV presenter, born in Cartago, Colombia
  • 1950 Benjamin Hendrickson, American stage and screen actor (As The World Turns, 1985-2006 - "Hal Munson"), born in Huntington, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1950 Arnold McCuller, American session and touring vocalist (James Taylor; Lyle Lovett; Phil Collins; Ry Cooder; Bonnie Raitt), songwriter, and record producer, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1951 Robert Torricelli, American politician (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1983-97, Senator-New Jersey 1997-2003), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1952 Billy Rush, American guitarist (Asbury Jukes; Serge Gainesbourg), born in Deal, New Jersey
  • 1952 John Kinsella, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1952 Michael Jeter, American actor (The Fisher King), born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • 1952 Will Shortz, American crossword editor (New York Times), born in Crawfordsville, Indiana
  • 1954 Michael Chetwood, British keyboard player (T'Pau), born in Shropshire, England
  • 1954 Steve Wright, Britain's wacky DJ and actor (Funny Man)
  • 1954 Wally Murphy, American pedal steel guitarist (Asleep At The Wheel, 1981-85; STEEL)
  • 1954 Efren Reyes 'The Magician', Filipino professional pool player, born in Mexico, Philippines
  • 1956 Mark Mangino, American football coach, born in New Castle, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 Maneka Gandhi, Indian politician and activist, wife of Sanjay Gandhi, born in Delhi, India
  • 1957 Alex Trevino, Mexican MLB catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Monterrey, Mexico
  • 1957 "Dr." Alban [Nwaba], Nigerian-Swedish hip-hop reggae singer, born in Oguta, Imo, Federation of Nigeria

Rick Hansen

1957 Rick Hansen, Canadian wheelchair athlete (Paralympic gold 1980, 2 x 1984), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

  • 1958 Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist, born in Ninove, Belgium
  • 1959 Kathryn P Hire, American Lt Commander USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1960 Branford Marsalis, American jazz, classical and funk saxophonist (Sting; Tonight Show, 1992-95), born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
  • 1960 Nancy Martinez, French Canadian pop-dance singer (Move Out), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1960 Ola Ray, American model, Playboy playmate (Jun, 1980) and actress (girlfriend in Thriller music video), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1960 Keith Raniere, American sex cult leader (Nxivm) and felon, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1960 Pharez Whitted, American jazz, funk, and soul trumpeter, and educator, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1961 Jeff Parrett, American pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1961 Jimmy Olander, American country guitarist and banjo player (Diamond Rio - "Meet in Middle"), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1962 Bob Mionske, American cyclist and attorney, born in Evanston and Illinois
  • 1962 Tariq Ramadan, Islamic scholar, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1963 David Byas, English cricketer (left-handed Yorkshire batsman), born in Middledale, England
  • 1964 Chad Kreuter, American MLB catcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Marin County, California
  • 1964 Daphne Caruana Galizia, Maltese journalist (Panama Papers), born in Sliema, Malta (d. 2017)
  • 1965 Chris Burke, American actor with down syndrome (Corky-Life Goes On), born in Point Lookout, New York
  • 1965 Jon Hensley, American actor (Holden Snyder-As the World Turns), born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
  • 1965 Bobby Duncum, Jr., American wrestler, born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 2000)
  • 1966 Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1966 Shirley Manson, Scottish rock singer (Garbage), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1966 Dan Vickrey, American guitarist and songwriter (Counting Crows - "Accidentally in Love"), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1967 Myron Guyton, American NFL full safety (NE Patriots), born in Metcalf, Georgia
  • 1967 Michael Gove, British politician, born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1968 Chris Boardman, British cyclist (world 1 hour record), born in Merseyside, England
  • 1968 Courtney Hall, American NFL center (San Diego Chargers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
  • 1969 Elaine Irwin, American model (Almay Cosmetics, Ralph Lauren) and former wife of John Mellencamp, born in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 Nicole Arendt, American tennis player (1996 Aust doubles finalist), born in Somerville New Jersey
  • 1969 Ricky Bottalico, American MLB, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in New Britain, Connecticut
  • 1969 Adrian Young, American drummer (No Doubt - "Don't Speak"), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1970 Brett Schultz, South African cricket pace bowler (South African Test), born in East London, South Africa
  • 1970 Olimpiada Ivanova, Russian race walker, born in Munsjuty, Soviet Union
  • 1970 Melissa McCarthy, American comedian and actress (Mike and Molly, Spy), born in Plainfield, Illinois
  • 1971 Jocelyn Borgella, first person of Haitian descent to play in the NHL (Detroit Lions), born in Nassau, Bahamas

Thalía

1971 Thalia Sodi, Mexican actress and singer known as the "Queen of Latin Pop", born in Mexico City, Mexico

  • 1973 Barret Robbins, American NFL center (Oakland Raiders), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1974 Huang Bo, Chinese actor (Cow) and singer, born in Qingdao, China
  • 1974 Kelvin Cato, American NBA center (Portland Trailblazers), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1974 Eric D. Snider, American humor columnist / movie reviewer, born in Lake Elsinore, California
  • 1975 Shea Seals, NBA guard (LA Lakers) and coach, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1975 Morgan Ensberg, American baseball player, born in Hermosa Beach, California
  • 1976 Carey Tally, American soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1976 Amaia Montero, Spanish singer (La Oreja de Van Gogh - Guapa), born in Irun, Spain