Famous Birthdays on June 26

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  • 1575 Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Halle (Saale), Holy Roman Empire (d. 1612)
  • 1582 Johannes Schultz, German composer, born in Lüneburg, Germany (d. 1653)
  • 1655 Jean Deutz, merchant and Amsterdam regent, born in Amsterdam (d. 1719)
  • 1681 Hedvig Sophia, Duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, born in Three Crowns Castle, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1708)
  • 1689 Edward Holyoke, American academic and 9th President of Harvard University, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1769)
  • 1694 Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist, born in Riddarhyttan, Sweden (d. 1768)
  • 1702 Philip Doddridge, English Nonconformist clergyman, born in London (d. 1751)
  • 1703 Thomas Clap, American academic, 1st President of Yale University, born in Scituate, Massachusetts (d. 1767)
  • 1730 Charles Messier, French astronomer (cataloguer of "M objects"), born in Badonviller, Lorraine, France (d. 1817)
  • 1742 Arthur Middleton, American signer (Declaration of Independence), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1787)
  • 1747 Leopold Koželuch, Czech composer, born in Velvary, Czech Republic (d. 1818)
  • 1749 Louis Joseph Claude Saint-Amans, French composer, born in Marseille, France (d. 1820)
  • 1760 Johan I Jozef, Monarch of Liechtenstein and fieldmarshal, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1836)
  • 1763 George Morland, English artist of rural landscapes, born in London (d. 1804)
  • 1817 Branwell Brontë [Patrick Branwell Brontë], English painter and writer and brother of the writers Charlotte, Emily and Anne, born in Thornton, West Yorkshire, England (d. 1848)
  • 1819 Abner Doubleday, Union general-major and inventor (baseball), born in Ballston Spa, New York (d. 1893)

  • 1821 Bartolomé Mitre [Martínez], Argentine general, author, statesman and President (1862-1868), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1906)
  • 1823 Frederick Bowen Jewson, Scottish composer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1891)

Person of interestWilliam Thomson

1824 William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish-Scottish mathematical physicist (Kelvin Scale) and engineer (transatlantic telegraph), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1907)

Mathematical Physicist and Engineer William Thomson
Mathematical Physicist and Engineer
William Thomson
  • 1824 Moritz Fürstenau, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1889)
  • 1831 Julius Rodenberg [Levy], German writer (Kriegs-Songs of War & Peace), born in Rodenberg, Germany (d. 1914)
  • 1837 Martin Davis Hardin II, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 1923)
  • 1837 Victor Girardey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Lauw, France (d. 1864)

Person of interestRobert Borden

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, American art critic (Italian Painters of the Renaissance), born in Vilnius, Lithuania, Russian Empire (d. 1959)
  • 1865 Charles Bonin, French explorer and diplomat (China), born in Poissy, France (d. 1929)
  • 1865 George C. Pearce, American actor (The Shadow Sinister, British Agent, Valiant), born in NYC, New York (d. 1940)
  • 1866 Josef Swickard, German actor (The Wizard of Oz, Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), born in Coblenz, Germany (d. 1940)
  • 1869 Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (Pelle Erobreren), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1954)
  • 1874 Albert Relf, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 13 Tests 1903-14), born in Burwash, East Sussex, England (d. 1937)
  • 1875 Camille Zeckwer, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1924)
  • 1878 Albert Siklós, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1942)
  • 1878 Ernest Torrence, Scottish actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Hunchback of Notre Dame), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1933)
  • 1880 Natalia Brassova, Russian noblewoman, wife of Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, born in Perovo, Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1952)
  • 1881 Ya'akov Cahan, Hebrew poet and writer, born in Slutsk, Belarus (d. 1960)
  • 1885 Anna Maria Franciska van Wageningen-Salomons, Dutch author (Girl Student), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1980)
  • 1886 Margaretha C E "Greta" Beekman, actress (Wrong Poes) (d. 1957)
  • 1887 Anthony Gustav de Rothschild, British philanthropist, born in London (d. 1961)
  • 1888 Paul Niggli, Swiss mineralogist (crystal structures), born in Zonfingen, Switzerland (d. 1953)
  • 1890 Jeanne Eagels, American actress and former Ziegfeld Girl (Rain, Under False Colors), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1929)
  • 1891 Heinrich Lemacher, German composer, born in Solingen, Dusseldorf, Germany (d. 1966)

  • 1891 Sidney Coe Howard, American dramatist (Swords, Pulitzer 1925), born in Oakland, California (d. 1939)
  • 1892 Pearl S. Buck, American author (Good Earth-Nobel 1938), born in Hillsboro, West Virginia (d. 1973)
  • 1893 Big Bill Broonzy, American blues singer and guitarist (Blues by Broonzy), born in Scott, Mississippi (d. 1958)
  • 1894 Bill Wirges, American orchestra leader (Growing Paynes), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1895 Jankel Adler, Polish painter and printmaker, born in Tuszyn, Łódź, Poland (d. 1949)

Person of interestGeorge Hainsworth

1895 George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1950)

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • 1897 Viola Dana, American actress (Willow Tree, 40 Winks, Silent Lover), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1898 Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1898 Chesty Puller, US Marine Corps lieutenant general and the most decorated Marine in history, born in West Point, Virginia (d. 1971)
  • 1899 Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, 3rd daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, born in Peterhof Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1918)
  • 1900 Jo Spier [Joseph Spier], Dutch cartoonist and water color painter, born in Zutphen, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • 1901 Stuart Symington, U.S. senator from Missouri (1953–76), born in Amherst, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
  • 1901 William Busch, British composer, born in London (d. 1945)
  • 1902 Antonia Brico, Dutch-American conductor and pianist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • 1902 Bill Lear, American engineer, manufacturer and CEO (Lear Jet Corp), born in Hannibal, Missouri (d. 1978)
  • 1902 Hugues Cuénod, Swiss tenor and musical educator, born in Corseaux-sur-Vevey, Switzerland (d. 2010)
  • 1903 Ashley Clarke, British diplomat to Italy and president (Venice in Peril Fund) (d. 1994)
  • 1903 Babe [Floyd Caves] Herman, Brooklyn Dodgers' slugger (.324 lifetime average), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1904 Peter Lorre, Hungarian-American actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers), born in Rózsahegy, Austria-Hungary (d. 1964)
  • 1904 Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer, born in Preston, Ontario (d. 1951)
  • 1905 Jack Longland, British director of education (Derbyshire), born in London (d. 1993)
  • 1905 Jan Louis Guillaume Doornik, Dutch resistance fighter in France, born in Paris (d. 1941)
  • 1906 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), born in Dhrönchen (d. 1970)
  • 1906 Viktor Schreckengost, American industrial designer, born in Sebring, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1907 Debs Garms, American baseball player, born in Bangs, Texas (d. 1984)
  • 1909 Colonel Tom Parker [Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk], Dutch-born talent manager (Elvis Presley), born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1997)
  • 1909 Betty Askwith, British writer and biographer (d. 1995)
  • 1909 Nicholas Polunin, British botanist and environmentalist, born in Checkendon, Oxfordshire (d. 1997)
  • 1910 Charles Spry, Australian soldier and security chief, born in Brisbane, Queensland (d. 1994)
  • 1911 Edward H. Levi, American law professor (Intro to Legal Reasoning), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1911 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American all-round athlete (10 LPGA majors, Olympic gold medals 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1956)
  • 1913 Maurice Wilkes, British computer scientist and inventor (stored program concept for computers), born in Dudley, England (d. 2010)
  • 1913 Aimé Césaire, French Martinican poet and politician, born in Basse-Pointe, Martinique (d. 2008)
  • 1914 Laurie Lee, English poet and author (I Can't Stay Long), born in Slad, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Richard Maltby Sr., American musician and orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1914 Wolfgang Windgassen, tenor (Stuttgart Opera), born in Annemasse, France (d. 1974)
  • 1915 Paul Castellano, American organized-crime chief, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1915 Charlotte Zolotow, American author and publisher of children's books (When the Wind Stops), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2013)
  • 1916 Paul Derrick, co-operator/Christian socialist
  • 1917 Wille Hamilton, British MP, born in Houghton-le-Spring, England (d. 2000)
  • 1919 Lord Rawlinson, British attorney general (Ewell)
  • 1920 Michael Eastham, high court judge
  • 1920 June Preisser, American acrobatic dancer and actress (Babes in Arms, Strike Up the Band), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1984)
  • 1921 Abe Jan Koldijk, SS-physician (Limburg's family doctor), born in Vreeland, Netherlands
  • 1921 Violette Szabo, French WWII secret agent, born in Paris, France (d. 1945)
  • 1922 Alan T. Peacock, British economist, born in Ryton, England (d. 2014)
  • 1922 Campbell Adamson, British industrialist and CEO (Abbey National Pictures), born in Perth, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Eleanor Parker, American actress (Caged, Detective Story, Hans Brinker), born in Cedarville, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Frances Rafferty, American WWII pin-up girl, dancer and actress (Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2004)
  • 1923 David Haslam, British rear admiral (hydrographer), born in Derby, England (d. 2009)
  • 1923 Barbara Graham, American criminal convicted of murder, born in Oakland, California (d. 1955)
  • 1924 Peter Miles, British Army officer, businessman and courtier in the Household of Elizabeth II, born in Long Ashton, Somerset (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Syd Lawrence, British bandleader (Syd Lawrence Orchestra), born in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England (d. 1998)
  • 1924 Kostas Axelos, Greek-French philosopher, born in Athens, Greece (d. 2010)
  • 1925 Pavel Belyayev, Soviet fighter pilot and cosmonaut (Voskhod II), born in Chelishchevo, Russia (d. 1970)
  • 1926 Tadeusz Konwicki, Polish writer (Bohin Manor) and film director, born in Nowa Wilejka, Wilenskie (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Leslie Carpenter, British publishing executive, CEO (Reed International)
  • 1928 Yoshiro Nakamatsu, Japanese inventor, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1929 Alexander Fenton, CEO (Euro Ethnological Research Center in Edinburgh), born in Shotts, Lanarkshire (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and 8th President of the Italian Republic (1985-92), born in Sassari, Kingdom of Italy (d. 2010)
  • 1929 Ian Prestt, English ornithologist, born in Lancaster (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Milton Glaser, American graphic designer (founded New York Magazine), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931 Colin Wilson, English author (Afterlife, Book of Great Mysteries), born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Lucien Goethals, Belgian composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 2006)
  • 1932 Henry Bromfield, South African cricketer (South African off-spinner in 9 Tests 1961-65), born in Mossel Bay, Cape Province
  • 1933 Claudio Abbado, Italian composer and conductor (London Symph-1982), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1933 David Winnick, British Labour Party MP, born in Brighton, Sussex, England
  • 1934 John V Tunney, American politician (Rep/Sen-D-California), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1934 Josef Sommer, German-American actor (Witness, Target, Iceman, Forced March), born in Greifswald, Germany
  • 1934 Luís Filipe Pires, Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2015)

  • 1934 Jeremy Wolfenden, British journalist and spy, born in England (d. 1965)
  • 1934 Dave Grusin, American composer and pianist, born in Littleton, Colorado
  • 1935 Douglas Peterson, American politician and diplomat, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1936 Robert Maclennan, Baron Maclennan of Rogart, born in Glasgow
  • 1937 Sombat Metanee, Thai film actor and director, born in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
  • 1937 Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist (Nobel 1996), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2013)
  • 1938 Neil Abercrombie, American politician (Rep-D-Hawaii, 1986-88), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1938 Gerald North, American climatologist, born in Sweetwater, Tennessee
  • 1939 Ansar Ilgamovich, Russian cosmonaut, born in Satka, Russia
  • 1939 Chuck [Charles] Robb, American politician, 64th Governor of Virginia, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1939 Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, South African Secretary-General (Bishops' Conference 1983-88), born in Barberton, Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • 1940 Billy Davis Jr, singer (5th Dimension-One Less Bell), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1940 Robert Kramer, American actor and director, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1941 Yves Beauchemin, Canadian novelist (L'enfirouapé), born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
  • 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, born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • 1942 Orin C Smith, American businessman and CEO of Starbucks (2000-05), born in Ryderwood, Washington (d. 2018)
  • 1943 Georgie Fame [Clive Powell], English R&B and jazz singer and keyboard player (Get Away, Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde), born in Lancashire, England
  • 1943 Allen Strange, American composer (Electronic Music: Systems, Techniques, and Controls), born in Calexico, California
  • 1943 John Beasley, American actor (Everwood), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1944 Ruth Kempson, British linguist (SOAS)
  • 1945 Barry Schrader, American composer, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1945 David Heyn, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman 1975 World Cup), born in Colombo
  • 1945 Dwight York, Nuwaubian leader (Nuwaubian Nation), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1946 Clive Francis, British actor (Masada), born in London, England
  • 1951 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (1973-77), born in Waratah, New South Wales
  • 1951 Pamela Bellwood [King], American actress (Ellen-W.E.B., Claudia-Dynasty), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Rindy Ross, American rock vocalist and saxophonist (Quarterflash), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1951 Tony Currenti, Italian-Australian drummer (AC/DC), born in Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, Catania, Italy
  • 1952 Gordon McQueen, Scottish soccer player (Manchester United), born in Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1953 Ralph Ezell, American singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South), born in Union, Mississippi
  • 1953 Robert Davi, American actor and opera singer (Die Hard, Gangster Chronicles, License to Kill), born in Queens, New York
  • 1955 Mick Jones, English rock vocalist and guitarist (The Clash-Havana 3 AM), born in London, England
  • 1956 Azhar Cachalia, Scottish-South African leader (United Democratic Front), born in Scotland
  • 1956 Bernard A. Harris Jr., African American astronaut (STS 55, 63), born in Temple, Texas

Person of interestChris Isaak

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

Singer Chris Isaak
Singer
Chris Isaak
  • 1957 Patty Smyth, American rock vocalist (Scandal-Warrior), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Philippe Couillard, 31st Premier of Quebec and Minister of Health, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1958 Glen Stewart Godwin, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1959 Mark McKinney, Canadian comedian and actor (The Kids in the Hall), born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  • 1960 Barbara Edwards, American model, Playmate of the Month (Sept, 1983), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1960 Jumpy Geathers, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Georgetown, South Carolina
  • 1960 Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist, born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1961 Greg LeMond, American professional road cyclist (Tour de France winner-1986, 1989, 1990), born in Lakewood, California
  • 1961 Terri Nunn, American singer (Berlin-Take My Breath Away), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews, elder son of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, born in Coppins, Iver, Buckinghamshire, England
  • 1962 Jerome Kersey, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Sea Supersonics), born in Clarksville, Virginia (d. 2015)
  • 1963 Harriet Wheeler, English pop singer and composer (The Sundays)
  • 1963 Wendy Lucero-Schayes, American diver (Olympic-92), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1963 Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman and philanthropist, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1963 Richard Garfield, American mathematician and game designer (Magic: The Gathering), born in Philadelphia
  • 1964 Alison Wyeth, Isle 1.5k/5k runner, born in West Middlesex, England
  • 1964 Pamela Wright, LPGA golfer (1995 Jamie Farr Toledo-3rd), born in Scotland
  • 1964 Zeng Jinlian, tallest woman known (2.46 m, 8'1"), born in Hunan, China (d. 1982)
  • 1966 Kirk McLean, NHL goalie (Vancouver Canucks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966 Paul Mokha, Erie Pa, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Travis Fine, American actor (Ike McSwain-Young Riders), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1968 Shannon Sharpe, American NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer (A.C. Milan, Italy national team), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1969 Colin Greenwood, English musician (Radiohead), born in Oxford, England
  • 1969 Barry Kloeth, WLAF wide receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1969 Harry Boatswain, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969 Mike Myers, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1969 Troy Auzenne, American NFL tackle (Chicago Bears), born in El Monte, California
  • 1969 Ingrid Lempereur, Belgian swimmer, born in Messancy, Belgium

Person of interestChris O'Donnell

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

  • 1970 Nicole Richardson, Australian softball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1970 Paul Thomas Anderson, American filmmaker (Boogie Nights, Magnolia), born in Studio City, California
  • 1970 Irv Gotti [Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr.], American record producer, born in Queens, New York
  • 1970 Matt Letscher, American actor (The Mask of Zorro-Captain Harrison Love), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1970 Nick Offerman, American actor (Parks and Recreation), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1970 Sean Hayes, American actor (Will & Grace), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971 Carlton Gray, American NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1971 Eddie Parenti, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1971 Max Biaggi, Italian Grand Prix motorcycle racer, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1972 Jai Taurima, Australian long jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Southport, Queensland
  • 1972 Jerris McPhail, American football running back (Miami Dolphins), born in Clinton, North Carolina
  • 1972 Garou [Pierre Garand], Canadian singer (La Rivière de notre enfance), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
  • 1973 Aaron Jackson, American actor (Mark Winkle-California Dreams), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 Reggie Brown, NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • 1973 Gretchen Wilson, American country music singer (Redneck Woman), born in Pocahontas, Illinois
  • 1973 Paweł Małaszyński, Polish actor and band leader (Cochise), born in Szczecinek, Poland
  • 1973 Amen [Jussi Antero Sydänmaa], Finnish musician (Lordi), born in Espoo, Finland

Person of interestDerek Jeter

1974 Derek Jeter, American baseball shortstop (NY Yankees, Rookie of Year 1996), born in Pequannock, New Jersey

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • 1974 Dieter Kalt, Austrian ice hockey forward (Team Austria 1998), born in Klagenfurt, Austria
  • 1974 Jason Kendall, American baseball catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in San Diego, California
  • 1974 Matt Striker, American professional wrestler, born in Queens, New York
  • 1974 Jeff Frankenstein, American musician (Newsboys), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1974 Nicole Saba, Lebanese singer (The 4 Cats), born in Beirut, Lebanon