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 (1495-96), born in Naples (d. 1496)
  • 1678 Joseph I Habsburg, German king and Roman Catholic emperor (1705-11), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1711)
  • 1694 Johann Samuel Endler, German composer, born in Olbernhau, Germany (d. 1762)

Person of interestHoratio Gates

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, American soldier and 4th Vice President (1805-12), born in Little Britain, New York (d. 1812)
  • 1782 John Field, Irish pianist and composer (Nocturnes), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1837)
  • 1791 Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian composer and 6th child of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1844)
  • 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, 1st Military Governor of California (Union Navy), born in Sloatsburg, New York (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 Constantino Brumidi, Greek-Italian-American historical artist (Myrtle Murdock), born in Rome (d. 1880)
  • 1813 Isaac Baumann, Jewish pioneer and trader in Bloemfontein, South Africa, born in Kassel Hesse, Germany (d. 1881)

  • 1820 John Marshall Jones, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1864)
  • 1829 Auguste Beernaert, 14th Prime Minister of Belgium (1884-94) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate 1909, born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 1912)
  • 1842 Alfred Marshall, English economist (Principles of Economics), born in London, England (d. 1924)
  • 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)

Person of interestGeorge Bernard Shaw

1856 George Bernard Shaw, Irish 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 Jāzeps Vītols, Latvian composer, born in Valmiera, Russian Empire (d. 1948)
  • 1863 Paul Walden, Latvian chemist (Walden inversion, room-temperature ionic liquid, ethylammonium nitrate), born in Rozulas, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire (d. 1957)
  • 1865 Philipp Scheidemann, German politcian (SPD) and Mayor of Kassel, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1939)
  • 1872 George Louis Beer, American historian (authority on British colonies), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1920)
  • 1874 Serge Koussevitzky, Russian-American conductor (Boston Symp), born in Vyshny Volochyok, Russia (d. 1951)

Person of interestCarl Jung

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 politician and statesman, born in Yelisavetgrad, Russian Empire (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 and honorary secretary of King Leopold III of Belgium, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1972)
  • 1892 Philipp Jarnach, French composer, born in Noisy-le-Sec, France (d. 1982)
  • 1892 Sam Jones, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), born in Woodsfield, Ohio (d. 1966)

  • 1893 George Grosz, German cartoonist and painter (Gott mit uns), born in Berlin (d. 1959)

Person of interestAldous Huxley

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

  • 1894 Lodewijk Rogier, Dutch historian (Henric van Veldeken), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1974)
  • 1895 Jerry Verno, British actor (River of Unrest, Ourselves Alone, Sweeney Todd), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • 1895 Gracie Allen, American comedian and actress (Burns & Allen), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1964)
  • 1895 Jane Bunford, Britain's tallest-ever person measuring 2.41 metres (7 ft 11 in) at the time of her death, born in Bartley Green, Northfield, Birmingham (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 (Bentley Boys), born in Nottingham (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), born in Amsterdam (d. 1963)
  • 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, American conductor (Bell Telephone Hour), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1904 Jack Westrup, English composer, born in London (d. 1975)
  • 1906 Armando José Fernandes, Portuguese neoclassical composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1983)
  • 1906 Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1907 Gioconda de Vito, Italian-British violinist, born in Martina Franca, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1907 István Pelle, Hungarian gymnast (Olympic gold 1932), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1986)

Person of interestSalvador Allende

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)
  • 1913 Louis Salica, American flyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1914 Ralph Blane [Hunsecker], American songwriter (Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, The Trolley Song), born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Erskine Hawkins, American trumpeter and composer (After Hours), born in Brimingham, Alabama (d. 1993)
  • 1914 Ellis Kinder, American baseball player, born in Atkins, Arkansas (d. 1968)
  • 1917 Bertil Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948), born in Hörnefors, Sweden (d. 1998)
  • 1917 Richard Burnell, British rower (Olympic gold 1948), born in Henley-on-Thames, England (d. 1995)
  • 1918 Marjorie Lord [Wollenberg], American actress (Make Room for Daddy, Sherlock Holmes in Washington), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • 1919 James Lovelock, British scientist and environmentalist, born in Letchworth, Hertfordshire
  • 1919 Kenneth Snowman, British jeweller and antiquarian, born in Hampstead, London (d. 2002)
  • 1919 Virginia Gilmore, American actress (Jennie, Western Union), born in El Monte, California (d. 1986)
  • 1920 Bob Waterfield, American NFL quarterback (Rams), born in Elmira, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1921 Jean Shepherd, American writer and actor (A Christmas Story), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1922 Andrzej Koszewski, Polish composer, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 2015)
  • 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), born in Birmingham (d. 2017)
  • 1922 Jason Robards, American actor (A Thousand Clowns, Any Wednesday), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Hoyt Wilhelm [James], American Major League Baseball player and knuckleball pitcher (New York Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Huntersville, North Carolina (d. 2002)
  • 1923 Peter Carey, British civil servant and permanent secretary (DTI), born in Portsmouth (d. 2011)
  • 1923 Jan Berenstain [Janice Marian Grant], American author (The Berenstain Bears), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Elias Motsoaledi, South African freedom fighter and anti-apartheid activist, born in Phokoane, Sekhukhuneland, Northern Transvaal (d. 1994)
  • 1924 John Kilgour, British physician and director of prison medical services (Home Office), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician, born in Częstochowa, Poland (d. 2000)
  • 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 Gulabrai Ramchand, Indian cricketer (valuable all-rounder in 33 Tests for India), born in Karachi, Sind, British India (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Elliott Erwitt [Elio Romano], French-American photographer (Gimme Shelter), born in Paris, France
  • 1928 Hans Haselböck, Austrian organist and composer, born in Nesselstauden, Lower Austria

Person of interestStanley Kubrick

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), born in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland (d. 1981)
  • 1928 Don Beauman, British Formula One racing driver, born in Farnborough, Hampshire, England (d. 1955)
  • 1928 Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet, born in Allahabad, India (d. 1980)
  • 1928 Peter Lougheed, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Alberta), born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian born pianist (Levintritt-1948), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Marc Lalonde, French Canadian politician (30th Minister of Finance), born in Île Perrot, Quebec
  • 1930 Barbara Jefford, British actress (James Joyce's Ulysses), born in Plymstock, Devon, England
  • 1930 Sarah A. Oppenheim-Barnes, Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes, British Conservative politician, born in Dublin
  • 1931 Takashi Ono, Japanese gymnast (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Noshiro, Akita Prefecture, Japan
  • 1933 Lance Percival, English actor and comedian (That Was The Week That Was), born in Sevenoaks, Kent, England (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Anthony Gilbert, British composer, born in London
  • 1934 Ken Pogue, Canadian actor (Adderly, Katts and Dog), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1936 Antonio Mastrogiovanni, Uruguayan composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 2010)
  • 1936 Kathryn Hays, American actress (Kim Hughes-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936 Mary Millar, English actress (Keeping Up Appearances), born in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1998)
  • 1938 Keith Peters, Welsh physician, born in Baglan, Glamorgan
  • 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, American political campaign specialist and Ted Kennedy's car passenger, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • 1940 Dobie Gray [Lawrence Brown], American musician and singer (Drift Away), born in Simonton, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 1940 Tolis Voskopoulos, Greek singer (Oi Erastes tou Oneirou), born in Kokkinia, Piraeus, Greece
  • 1940 Michael Slive, American college sports executive (Commissioner SEC), born in Utica, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1941 Brenton Wood [Alfred Smith], American rock musician (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, 1st and 3rd Prime Minister of Slovakia, born in Zvolen, Slovakia
  • 1942 Teddy Pilette, Belgian racing driver, born in Brussels, Belgium

Person of interestMick Jagger

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

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 1943 Peter Hyams, American film director (2010, Capricorn 1, Relic, Timecop), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Roger Smalley, British-Australian composer, born in Swinton, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Kiel Martin, American actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • 1944 Micki J King, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1972), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1944 Rimantas Stankevičius, Lithuanian cosmonaut, born in Marijampolė, Lithuania (d. 1990)
  • 1945 Linda Harrison, American actress (Bracken's World, Planet of Apes), born in Berlin, Maryland

Person of interestHelen Mirren

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, British academic and Vice-Chancellor (Sunderland University)
  • 1947 Pauline Clare, Britain's first female Chief Constable (Lancashire)
  • 1947 Al Anderson, American songwriter and guitarist (NRBQ), born in Windsor, Connecticut
  • 1948 Allen Doyle, American professional golfer (1991 Memorial-64th), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • 1948 Norair Nurikian, Armenian-Bulgarian bantam weightlifter (Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Sliven, Bulgaria
  • 1949 Roger Taylor, English rock drummer (Queen-Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Norfolk, England
  • 1949 William M Shepherd, American Navy SEAL and NASA astronaut (STS 27, 41, 52), born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • 1950 Paul McHale Jr., American politcian (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 1950 Susan George, English 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 S. McArthur Jr., American astronaut (STS 58, 74, sk: 92), born in Laurinburg, North Carolina
  • 1952 Lyudmila Maslakova, Soviet relay runner (Olympic silver 1980), born in Astrakhan
  • 1952 Scott David Cook, CEO (Intuit-Quicken), born in Glendale, California
  • 1953 Robert Phillips, American classical guitarist, born in NYC, New York
  • 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, actor (Capitol, Jimmy-General Hospital), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • 1956 Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956 Tommy Rich, American professional wrestler, born in Hendersonville, Tennessee
  • 1957 Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1957 Nana Visitor, American actress (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestWayne Grady

1957 Wayne Grady, Australian golfer (PGA C'ship 1990), 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, born in Burlingame, California
  • 1958 Ramona Neubert, German long jumper and pentathlete (Olympic 4th 80), born in Pirna, Germany
  • 1958 Angela Hewitt, Canadian classical pianist, born in Ottawa, Canada

Person of interestKevin Spacey

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, American baseball player (Olympics 1980, 84), born in East Chiacgo, Indiana
  • 1960 Mitch Kahn, American kayak athlete (alt-Olympics 1996), born in San Clemente, California
  • 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, Russian triple jumper (indoor record), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1961 Dimitris Saravakos, Greek footballer (Panathinaikos F.C), born in Athens, Greece
  • 1961 Keiko Matsui, Japanese musician and composer, born in Tokyo
  • 1962 Galina Chistyakova, Russian jumper (world record 1988), born in Izmail, Ukraine
  • 1962 Jody Reed, American infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1963 Andy Timmons, American guitarist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 1963 Marianne Berglund, Swedish cyclist (1983 Ruffles Tour of Texas), born in Skellefteå, Sweden

Person of interestSandra Bullock

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), born in Poperinge, Belgium
  • 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), born in Hermosa Beach, California
  • 1967 David McKenzie, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1967 Anthony Durante, American professional wrestler, born in Hammonton, New Jersey (d. 2003)
  • 1967 Tim Schafer, American computer game designer, born in Sonoma, California

Person of interestJason Statham

1967 Jason Statham, British actor (The Transporter, Crank), born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire

  • 1968 Mike Mohler, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1969 Greg Colbrunn, American MLB infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Fontana, California
  • 1969 Jonty Rhodes, South African cricket batsman (brilliant fielder), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • 1969 Marc Boutte, American NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • 1969 Patrick Alfred Bates, American PGA golfer (1994 NIKE Dakota Open), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1970 Kenny Wilhite, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1970 Phil Alley, Australian cricketer (NSW left-arm pace bowler), born in Orange, New South Wales
  • 1971 Neus Ávila, Spanish tennis star (Futures-Valencia-ESP 1995), born in Spain
  • 1971 Reggie Carthon, American CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1971 Khaled Mahmud, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 1972 Ryan Christopherson, American NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • 1972 Sean Graham, CFL slot back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Richmond, British Columbia
  • 1972 Tydus Winans, American NFL and CFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins, Roughriders), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1973 Jean-François Bergeron, Canadian boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
  • 1973 Peter Heijstek, Dutch soccer player (DFC/Dordrecht '90)
  • 1973 Kate Beckinsale, British actress (Underworld series), born in London
  • 1973 Lenka Kotková [Šarounová], Czech astronomer and discoverer of minor planets, born in Dobřichovice, Czechoslovakia
  • 1974 Bubba Wells, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), born in Russellville, Kentucky
  • 1974 Dean Sturridge, English football striker, born in Birmingham, England
  • 1974 Dan Konopka, American musician (OK Go)
  • 1975 Joe Smith, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors), born in Norfolk, Virginia