Famous Birthdays on March 26

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  • 1479 Vasili III of Russia, Great Prince of Moscow (1505-33), son of Ivan III (d. 1533)
  • 1516 Conrad Gessner, Swiss physician and naturalist, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1565)
  • 1554 Charles, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader, born in Alençon, France (d. 1611)
  • 1577 Elisabeth of Nassau, Daughter of Willem I & Charlotte of Bourbon, born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1642)
  • 1659 William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and physicist (famous for discovering the chemical elements palladium and rhodium), born in East Dereham, Norfolk, England (d. 1828)
  • 1671 Giacomo Cesare Predieri, Italian composer (d. 1753)
  • 1684 Johann Graf, German composer, born in Nürnberg (d. 1750)
  • 1698 Václav Prokop Diviš, Czech theologian and natural scientist, born in Helvíkovice, Bohemia (d. 1765)
  • 1717 Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, Spanish theorist and composer, born in Las Herencias, Toledo, Spain (d. 1779)
  • 1749 William Blount, American statesman and signer of United States Constitution, born in Windsor, North Carolina (d. 1800)
  • 1753 Benjamin Thompson, American physicist and inventor (Royal Institution of Great Britain), born in Woburn, Massachusetts (d. 1814)
  • 1758 Johann Daniel Ferstenberg, composer
  • 1773 Nathaniel Bowditch, American mathematician, astronomer and author (Marine Sextant), born in Salem, Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1838)
  • 1783 Johann Baptist Weigl, German composer, born in Hahnbach, Bavaria (d. 1852)
  • 1794 Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter and designer who figured importantly in the German Nazarene movement, born in Leipzig, Saxony (d. 1872)
  • 1806 Josef Slavik, Czech composer, born in Jince, Czech Republic (d. 1833)
  • 1813 Thomas West Sherman, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1879)
  • 1817 Herman Haupt, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1905)
  • 1819 Francisco Eduardo da Costa, Portuguese composer, born in Lamego, Portugal (d. 1855)
  • 1819 Louise Otto-Peters, German suffragist, women's rights movement activist and author (The Wandering Star), born in Meissen, Germany (d. 1895)
  • 1821 Ernst Engel, German statistician and economist (Law of Engel), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1896)
  • 1827 Emanuel Kania, Polish composer, born in Uszyce, Poland (d. 1887)
  • 1830 Eliza Laurillard, Dutch vicar, poet and writer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1908)
  • 1830 John Rogers Thomas, American composer, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1896)
  • 1833 Betsy Perk [Christina Elizabeth], Dutch journalist, writer and pioneer of the Dutch women's movement, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1906)
  • 1840 Carli Zoeller, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1889)
  • 1840 George Smith, English archaeologist and assyriologist (cuneiform script), born in London (d. 1876)
  • 1850 Edward Bellamy, American author (Looking Backward) and socialist, born in Chicopee, Massachusetts (d. 1898)
  • 1854 Braulio Dueno Colon, Puerto Rican composer, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1934)
  • 1856 David Alfred Thomas, 1st Viscount Rhondda, Welsh coal-mining entrepreneur, born in Ysgyborwen, Wales (d. 1918)
  • 1859 A. E. Housman, English poet (Shropshire Lad), born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England (d. 1936)
  • 1859 Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1922)
  • 1859 Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (Riemann–Hurwitz formula), born in Hildesheim, Germany (d. 1919)
  • 1868 Fuʾād I [Aḥmad Fuʾād Pasha], King of Egypt (1922-36), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1936)
  • 1871 Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole, Prince of the Kingdom of Hawaii, born in Kukui‘ula, Kōloa, Kauaʻi, Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1922)
  • 1873 Gerald du Maurier, British actor (Power, Escape!, Masks and Faces), born in London, England (d. 1934)
  • 1874 Oskar Nedbal, Czech composer, born in Tábor, Czech Republic (d. 1930)

Person of interestRobert Frost

1874 Robert Frost, American poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1963)

  • 1876 Prince William of Wied, Prince of Albania (1914-25), born in Neuwied, German Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1879 Othmar Ammann, Swiss-American bridge engineer, born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland (d. 1965)
  • 1880 Duncan Hines, American restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens), born in Bowling Green, Kentucky (d. 1959)
  • 1881 Guccio Gucci, Italian founder of Gucci fashion house, born in Florence (d. 1953)
  • 1882 Hermann Obrecht, Swiss jurist, member of the Swiss Federal Council, born in Grenchen, Switzerland (d. 1940)
  • 1884 Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (Rubinstein Competition winner, 1905), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1885 Julius Harrison, British composer and conductor (Bredon Hill), born in Stourport, Worcestershire (d. 1963)
  • 1885 Robert Blackburn, British aviation pioneer and the founder of Blackburn Aircraft, born in Kirkstall, Leeds (d. 1955)
  • 1886 Hugh Mulzac, America military officer (d. 1971)
  • 1888 Elsa Brändström, Swedish nurse (d. 1948)
  • 1889 Vaclav Kapral, composer
  • 1890 Jozef Arras, Flemish writer
  • 1893 Palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Party of Italy)

  • 1894 Will Wright, American actor (Adam's Rib, Living Christ Story), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1962)
  • 1894 Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (d. 1985)
  • 1896 Richard Flury, composer
  • 1896 Rudolf Dassler, German founder of sportswear company Puma, born in Herzogenaurach, Germany (d. 1974)
  • 1898 Renzo Massarani, Italian-Brazilian composer and music critic, born in Mantova, Italy (d. 1975)
  • 1898 Charles Shadwell, British conductor, bandleader, and founder of the Cambridge Concert Orchestra, born in Pershore, Worcestershire (d. 1979)
  • 1899 James B Connant, chemist/college president (Yale)
  • 1899 William Baines, composer
  • 1900 Isadore Freed, composer
  • 1902 Leslie Melville, economist
  • 1904 Emilio Fernandez, El Seco Mexico, director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre)
  • 1904 Hermann Schroeder, composer
  • 1904 Joseph Campbell, mythologist (Mythic Image)
  • 1904 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2004)
  • 1905 Pablo Garrido, composer
  • 1905 Viktor Emil Frankl, pyschiatrist (Man's Search for Meaning)
  • 1906 Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpetist (d. 1981)
  • 1907 Leigh Harline, composer
  • 1907 Louis Saguer, composer
  • 1908 Betty MacDonald, [Anne E Campbell Bard], American writer (Egg & I)
  • 1908 Hank Sylvern, American orchestra leader (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1908 Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling, tennis star (French 1935), born in Essen, Germany
  • 1908 Kenneth Mellanby, entomologist
  • 1908 Robert William Paine, architect
  • 1909 Chips Rafferty [John William Pilbean Goffage], Australian actor (Wake in Fright, Desert Rats), born in Broken Hill, New South Wales (d. 1971)
  • 1909 Chris[tiaan R] Reumer, Dutch opera singer
  • 1911 Bernard Katz, German-born Australian biophysicist (Nobel Prize 1970), born in Leipzig, German Empire

Person of interestTennessee Williams

1911 Tennessee Williams, American playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), born in Columbus, Mississippi (d. 1983)

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • 1911 T. Hee, American animator (d. 1988)
  • 1913 Paul Erdos, mathematician
  • 1914 Ian McGeoch, Vice-Admiral

Person of interestWilliam Westmoreland

1914 William Westmoreland, American general (commander of American forces in the Vietnam War, 1964-68) born in Saxon, South Carolina (d. 2005)

  • 1914 Toru Kumon, Japanese educator (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Bill Edrich, English cricketer (Middlesex & England bat, Compton's mate)
  • 1916 Christian B Anfinsen, US chemist (cell physiology, Nobel 1972)
  • 1916 Mort Abrahams, producer (Dr Doolittle, Planet Of Apes)
  • 1916 Sterling Hayden, NJ, actor (Dr Strangelove, Asphalt Jungle, Cobra)
  • 1916 Vic Schoen, American orchestra leader (Patti Page Olds Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917 Jean Graham Hall, circuit court judge (England)
  • 1917 Rufus Thomas [Mr. Swing], American musician (Do the Funky Chicken), born in Cayce, Mississippi (d. 2001)

Person of interestStrother Martin

1919 Strother Martin, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot), born in Kokomo, Indiana (d. 1980)

  • 1919 Roger Leger, Quebec ice hockey player (d. 1965)
  • 1920 George E Brown Jr, (Rep-D-CA, 1963-71, 73- )
  • 1920 Sergio Livingstone, football player and journalist (52 caps), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2012)
  • 1921 George Jefferson, CEO (British Telecom)
  • 1921 Joe Loco, [Jose Esteves, Jr], musician
  • 1921 Peter Horsley, CEO (Osprey Aviation)
  • 1922 William Milliken, American politician, longest serving Governor of Michigan (1969-83), born in Traverse City, Michigan
  • 1922 Oscar Sala, Italian-born physicist
  • 1923 Bob Elliott, American comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Clifton Williams, American composer (The Ramparts, Sinfonians), born in Traskwood, Arkansas (d. 1976)
  • 1923 Elizabeth Jane Howard, British novelist (After Julius), (d. 2014)
  • 1923 Gert Bastian, German politician (d. 1992)
  • 1925 Claudio Spies, composer
  • 1925 Lord Graham of Edmonton, House of Lords (chief opposition whip)
  • 1925 Baron Hooson [Hugh Emlyn], British politician and peer (MP for Montgomeryshire 1962-79), (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Maqsood Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 16 Tests 1952-56)
  • 1925 Pierre Boulez, composer/conductor (Visage Nuptial), born in Montbrison, France (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Jonathan Tod, Vice-Admiral (England)
  • 1928 Carole Carr [Carless], British singer and actress (Down Among the Z Men), born in London, England (d. 1997)
  • 1929 Maurice Simon, jazz musician
  • 1929 Edwin Turney, American businessman
  • 1930 Cristobal Halffter, composer
  • 1930 Gregory Corso, beat poet (Happy Birthday of Death, Long Live Man)
  • 1930 Sandra Day O'Connor, 1st woman Supreme Court Justice (1981- 2006), born in El Paso, Texas

Person of interestLeonard Nimoy

1931 Leonard Nimoy, American actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

  • 1932 Dick Nolan, football coach
  • 1934 Alan Arkin, American actor (Catch 22, In-Laws, Simon, Wait Until Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 G T Pryce, CEO (Dalgety)
  • 1934 Gino Cappelletti, ORFU, AFL running back (AFL Player of Year 1964)
  • 1935 Mahmoud Abbas, 2nd President of the Palestine National Authority (2005-present), born in Safed, Mandatory Palestine
  • 1936 Erich Urbanner, composer
  • 1936 Fred Paris, rocker (Five Satins)
  • 1937 Barbara Pearl Jones, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1952, 60), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937 Wayne Embry, holder of 7 basketball records (Miami of Ohio)
  • 1938 Anthony James Leggett, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1939 Colin Webb, general manager (Press Association)
  • 1939 Phillip R Allen, Pitts, actor (Harry-Hardy Boys Mystery, Mitch-Alice)
  • 1939 Stuart Sutherland, Professor Emeritus (Sussex U)
  • 1940 James Caan, American actor (Misery, The Godfather), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1940 Bill Ind, Bishop-designate (Truro)
  • 1940 Braulio Baeza, jockey (National Horse Racing Hall of Famer)
  • 1940 Nancy Pelosi, (Rep-D-California)
  • 1940 Rod Lauren, rocker (If I Had a Girl)
  • 1940 Servaes Huys, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • 1941 Barclay Plager, hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Bob Plager
  • 1941 Bob Plager, hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Barclay Plager
  • 1941 Richard Dawkins, British evolutionary biologist
  • 1941 Yvon Marcoux, Quebec politician
  • 1942 Erica Jong, [Mann], American author (Fear of Flying), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Robert "Bob" Woodward, Geneva Illinois, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate, CIA crimes)
  • 1944 Diana Ross, [Earle], (Supremes, Lady Sings Blues, Mahogany), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • 1946 Johnny Crawford, actor (Mark-The Rifleman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Alain Madelin, French politician
  • 1947 Carmen Krolis, Suriname/Neth singer
  • 1947 Dar Robinson, American stuntman (d. 1986)
  • 1948 Kyung-Wha Chung, Seoul Korea, violinist (Chung Sisters)
  • 1948 Richard Tandy, rock bassist (ELO)
  • 1948 Steven Tyler, American rock vocalist (Aerosmith-Janie's Got a Gun), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Baroness Hayman [Hélène Hayman], Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Lord Speaker of the House of Lords
  • 1949 Fran Sheehan, American rock bassist (Boston- "More Than A Feeling"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949 Vicki Lawrence, American actress (Carol Burnett, Mama's Family), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1949 Patrick Süskind, German writer and screenwriter, known for novel "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer," born in Ambach, Bavaria, Germany
  • 1950 Ernest Thomas, American actor (What's Happening!!), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1950 Graham Barlow, cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1976-77)

Person of interestMartin Short

1950 Martin Short, Canadian comedian (SNL, SCTV, 3 Amigos), born in Hamilton, Ontario

  • 1950 Teddy Pendergrass, singer (Turn Off the Lights), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1950 Tony Papenfuss, American actor (Daryl-Newhart), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1950 Alan Silvestri, American film score composer (Back To The Future, Forrest Gump), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Richard B Shull, US actor (Hail to the Chief, Big Bus)
  • 1952 David Amess, British politician (C), born in London
  • 1952 Didier Pironi, French Formula One driver (d. 1987)
  • 1953 Michael Bonagura, country singer (Baille & Boys-Oh Heart), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1953 Tatyana Providokhina, Russian 1K runner (world record)
  • 1953 Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • 1953 Lincoln Chafee, American Senator from Rhode Island
  • 1953 Youssouf Togoïmi, Chadian rebel (d. 2002)
  • 1953 William "Billy" Lyall, Scottish musician (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1989)
  • 1954 Curtis Sliwa, founder (Guardian Angels)/radio personality (WABC)
  • 1954 Piers Gardner, director (British Institute of Intl & Comparative Law)
  • 1954 Kazuhiko Inoue, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
  • 1955 Dean Dillon, country singer (Chair), born in Lake City, Tennessee
  • 1955 Danny Arndt, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956 Charly McClain, country singer (Radio Heart), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • 1956 Tatyana Kochergina, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1957 Leeza Gibbons, SC, TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Leeza)
  • 1957 Walter Rohlfing, Dusseldorf, WLAF defensive line coach (Rhein Fire)
  • 1958 Chris Codiroli, American baseballer
  • 1959 David Delong, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 BC Open), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1959 Chris Hansen, American reporter and correspondent
  • 1959 Chris Whitten, British session drummer (Paul McCartney - "Flowers In The Dirt"), born in England, United Kingdom
  • 1960 Debbie Hall, LPGA golfer
  • 1960 Marcus Allen, NFL running back (LA Raiders, KC Chiefs, Heisman 1981)
  • 1960 Michael Evans, US water polo player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Fontana, California
  • 1960 Jennifer Grey, actress (Dirty Dancing), Joel Grey's daughter, born in New York City
  • 1961 Billy Warlock, actor (Baywatch), born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1961 Leigh Bowery, designer
  • 1961 William Hague, Secretary of State for Wales

Person of interestJohn Stockton

1962 John Stockton, NBA guard (Utah Jazz, Olympic gold 1996), born in Spokane, Washington

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
NBA Point Guard
John Stockton
  • 1962 Kevin Seitzer, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1962 Maarten de Young, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1962 Richard Coles, English musician (Communards-Don't Leave Me This Way), born in Northampton
  • 1962 Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1963 Paul de Leeuw, Dutch TV host (Cry of the Lion)
  • 1963 Rebecca Twigg, 79K cyclist (Olympic silver 1984, 92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1963 Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer
  • 1963 Amparo Larrañaga, Spanish actress
  • 1964 Ab Plugboer, soccer player (FC Utrecht)