Famous Birthdays on October 26

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  • 1427 Sigismund, Archduke of Austria, born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1496)
  • 1473 Duke Friedrich of Saxony, 36th Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights (1498-1510), born in Torgau, Germany (d. 1510)
  • 1483 Hans Buchner, German composer, born in Ravensburg (d. 1538)
  • 1491 Zhengde, 10th Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, born in Beijing (d. 1521)
  • 1609 William Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1675)
  • 1645 Aert de Gelder, Dutch painter (King David), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1727)
  • 1673 Dimitrie Cantemir, Romanian historian and Monarch of Moldova (1710-11), born in Dimitrie Cantemir, Vaslui, Romania (d. 1723)
  • 1684 Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal, born in Löwitz, Pomerania (d. 1757)
  • 1685 Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer and harpsichordist (La Silvia), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1757)
  • 1694 Johan Helmich Roman, Swedish composer, conductor and violinist, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1758)
  • 1719 Joaquín Martínez de Oxinagas, composer, born in Bilbao, Basque Country (d. 1789)
  • 1740 Ernest Louis Muller, composer
  • 1757 Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (elementary philosophy), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1823)
  • 1758 Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey, French classical cellist and composer, born in Lauzerte, France (d. 1811)

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1759 Georges Danton, French politician and revolutionary (1st president of the Committee of Public Safety during the French Revolution), born in Arcis-sur-Aube, France (d. 1794)

Politician and Revolutionary Georges Danton
Politician and Revolutionary
Georges Danton
  • 1768 Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko, Polish general and politician, born in Radzyń Podlaski, Poland (d. 1844)
  • 1789 Joseph Mayseder, Austrian violinist and composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1863)
  • 1791 Charles Sprague, American banker and poet (Curiosity), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1875)
  • 1794 Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (Grand Kremlin Palace), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1881)
  • 1795 Nikolaos Mantzaros, Italian-Greek composer, born in Corfu Island, Greece (d. 1972)
  • 1800 Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Prussian general and fieldmarshal, born in Parchim, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1891)
  • 1802 Miguel I, King of Portugal (1828-34), born in Palace of Queluz, Sintra, Portugal (d. 1866)
  • 1804 Lorenzo Thomas, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in New Castle, Delaware (d. 1875)
  • 1813 Henry Smart, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1879)
  • 1818 Stefano Golinelli, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1891)
  • 1823 Karl Weinhold, German sociologist (founder of Journal of the Association of Folklore), born in Dzierżoniów, Poland (d. 1901)
  • 1824 Arthur Middleton Manigault, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1886)
  • 1830 Polibo Fumagalli, Italian composer, born in Inzago, Italy (d. 1900)
  • 1830 Stephen Elliott, Jr., Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Beaufort, South Carolina (d. 1866)
  • 1837 James Lawlor Kieran, Irish-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Mountbellew, County Galway (d. 1869)
  • 1843 Vasily Vereshchagin, Russian painter (War & Peace), born in Cherepovets, Russia (d. 1904)
  • 1845 Hendrik Waelput, Flemish composer and conductor (Forest, Stella), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1885)
  • 1849 Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (Frobenius–Stickelberger formulae), born in Charlotteburg, Berlin, Germany (d. 1917)
  • 1854 August Kiehl, Dutch actor (Op hoop van zegen, De kribbebijter), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1938)
  • 1854 C. W. Post, American manufacturer of breakfast cereals, born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1914)
  • 1859 Arthur Friedheim, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1932)
  • 1861 Richard Sears, American tennis champ, US Open (1881), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1943)
  • 1864 Joseph Moorat, composer
  • 1865 Benjamin Guggenheim, American businessman, who dies aboard the Titanic, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1912)
  • 1869 Washington Luís, President of Brazil (1926-30), born in Macaé, Rio de Janeiro (d. 1957)
  • 1871 Hermann Löhr, British composer, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1943)
  • 1871 Guillermo Kahlo, German-Mexican photographer and father of Frida Kahlo, born in Pforzheim, Grand Duchy of Baden, German Empire (d. 1941)
  • 1873 Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (1924-26, 1929-42), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1942)
  • 1874 Martin Lowry, English chemist (Brønsted–Lowry acid–base theory), born in Low Moor, Bradford (d. 1936)
  • 1875 H. B. Warner, British actor (Sunset Boulevard, The King of Kings), born in London, England (d. 1958)
  • 1880 Andrei Bely [Boris Nikolaevich Bugaev], Russian writer (Petersburg), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1934)
  • 1881 Margaret Wycherly, British actress (Keeper of the Flame), born in London, England (d. 1956)
  • 1883 Napoleon Hill, American writer and philosopher (Think and Grow Rich), born in Pound, Virginia (d. 1970)
  • 1883 Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (Olympic gold 1904, 06), born in NYC, New York (d. 1958)
  • 1886 Gustav Hermann Unger, German composer, born in Kamenz, Germany (d. 1958)
  • 1886 Mark Aldanov,, Russian-French writer and critic (Novy Zhurnal), born in Kiev (d. 1957)

  • 1888 Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Segrande Eros), born in Helsinki (d. 1925)
  • 1888 Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist Insurrectionary leader, born in Hulai-Pole, Russian Empire (d. 1934)
  • 1894 John S Knight, American journalist and publisher (Knight Newspapers), born in Bluefield, West Virginia (d. 1981)
  • 1898 Beryl Rubinstein, American pianist and composer, born in Athens, Georgia (d. 1952)
  • 1900 Ibrahim Abboud, 1st President and 4th Prime Minister of Sudan (1958-64), born in Suakin, Sudan (d. 1983)
  • 1900 Karin Boye, writer (Kallocain), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1941)
  • 1902 Hugh Chilvers, Australian cricketer (great leggie of 30's for NSW but not Aust), born in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England (d. 994)
  • 1902 Jack Sharkey [Joseph Paul Zukauskas], American boxer and world heavyweight boxing champion, born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1905 George Flahiff, Canadian Cardinal, born in Paris, Ontario, Canada (d. 1989)
  • 1907 Giovanni Salviucci, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1937)
  • 1907 Johannes A Apon, Dutch actor (Kaukasische Krijtkring)
  • 1910 John Krol, American former archbishop of Philadelphia (1961-88), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)

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1911 Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (Whole World in his Hands), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson
  • 1911 Sid Gillman, NFL hall of fame coach and player (LA, San Diego, Houston), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • 1911 Sorley MacLean, Scottish poet (Poems to Eimhir and Other Poems), born in Osgaig, Raasay, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Don Siegel, American film director (Escape from Alcatraz, Shootist), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1913 Stuart J. Byrne, American sci-fi author (Star Man, God Man), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2011)

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1914 Jackie Coogan, actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1984)

  • 1915 Golfredo Corradetti, conductor
  • 1915 Joe Fry, British racing driver, born in Winterbourne, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1950)

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1916 Francois Mitterrand, 21st President of France (1981-1995), born in Jarnac, France (d. 1996)

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • 1917 Mario Biaggi, American politician (Rep-D&R-NY, 1969-88), born in New York (d. 2015)

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1919 Edward W. Brooke, 1st African American senator in over 80 yrs (Sen-R-Mass), born in Washington D.C. (d. 2015)

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke
  • 1920 T. C. Jones, American female impersonator, born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 1971)
  • 1921 George Houston, land economist
  • 1921 George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (d. 1968)
  • 1924 Tom Lewis, American politician (Rep-R-Florida, 1983-93), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor and novelist (Brief American), born in Oegstgeest, Netherlands (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1928 Francisco Solano López, Argentine comics artist, born in Buenos Aires (d. 2011)
  • 1929 Georgette Amowitz, French choreographer and educator, born in Paris
  • 1929 Hans Peter Haller, German composer, born in Radolfzell, Germany (d. 2006)
  • 1929 Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • 1930 John Arden, English novelist and playwright (Left Handed Liberty), born in Barnsley, England (d. 2012)
  • 1931 Hank Garrett, actor (Car 54 Where Are You), born in Monticello, New York
  • 1932 Anthony Beilenson, American politician (Rep-D-California, 1977-97), born in New York
  • 1932 Chinadorai Deshmutu, India, field hockey player (1952)
  • 1934 Ulrich Plenzdorf, German writer (Die neuen Leiden des jungen W.), born in Berlin (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster, Harmonia), born in Berlin
  • 1936 Bruce Belland, singer (Tim Conway Hour), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936 Shelley Morrison, American actress (General Hospital, Will & Grace), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Dave Gavitt, American basketball coach, formed Basketball's Big East Conference (1979), born in Westerly, Rhode Island (d. 2011)
  • 1938 Bernadette Lafont, French actress (Perils of Gwendoline), born in Nimes, France (d. 2013)
  • 1938 Charles W Stenholm, American politician (Rep-D-Texas, 1979-2005), born in Stamford, Texas
  • 1939 Vladimir Mikhailovich Beloborodov, cosmonaut
  • 1940 Mario Orosco, 1st victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • 1941 Harald Nielsen, Danish soccer player (Olympic silver 1960), born in Frederikshavn, Denmark (d. 2015)
  • 1942 Dietmar Polaczek, composer
  • 1942 John P "Jannie" Roux, South African sect to pres (Botha/De Klerk)
  • 1942 Bob Hoskins, English actor (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), born in Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England (d. 2014)
  • 1944 Mike Piano, American rocker (Sandpipers), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1944 Ries Smits, Dutch economist and politician (CDA), born in Tricht, Netherlands
  • 1945 Pat Conroy, American writer (The Great Santini, Prince of Tides), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • 1945 Jaclyn Smith, American actress (Charlie's Angels, The Bourne Identity), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1945 Demetris Th. Gotsis, Greek poet and author, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1946 Keith Hopwood, English rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), born in Davyhulme, Manchester, England
  • 1946 Maureen Anderman, American actress (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1946 Pat Sajak, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Holly Woodlawn, transgender Puerto Rican actress (Warhol films), born in Juana Díaz (d. 2015)
  • 1947 Trevor Joyce, Irish poet (The Poems of Sweeny Peregrine), born in Dublin
  • 1947 Ian Ashley, British racing driver, born in Wuppertal, Germany

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1947 Hillary Rodham Clinton, US 1st Lady (1993-2001), Senator (NY, 2001-09), Secretary of State (2009-13) and 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee, born in Chicago, Illinois

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • 1948 Marshall Colt, actor (Eric-Lottery), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1949 Kevin Sullivan, American wrestler (WCW/ECW/SMW/NWA/Georgia/CWFI), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1950 Chuck Foreman, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), born in Frederick, Maryland
  • 1950 T. E. Srinivasan, Indian cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1981), born in Chennai, India
  • 1951 [William] Bootsy Collins, guitarist and singer (Parliament-Funkadelic), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1951 Maggie Roche, Irish-American singer-songwriter (Roches), born in Park Ridge, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1952 Andrew Motion, English poet (British Poet Laureate 1999-2009), born in London
  • 1953 Jennifer Roberson, American sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker)
  • 1953 Julian Keith Strickland, drummer (B-52's-Rock Lobster), born in Athens, Georgia
  • 1953 Lauren Tewes, American actress (Julie McCoy-Love Boat), born in Braddock, Pennsylvania
  • 1953 Rosa Monckton, English businesswoman adn notable charity fundraiser, born in Westminster, London
  • 1954 D. W. Moffett, American actor (Fine Things, Lisa, Chicago Sons), born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • 1954 Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 1955 Stephen K Robinson, PhD/astronaut (STS 85, sk:95), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1956 Stephen Gumley, Australian businessman
  • 1956 Rita Wilson, American actress and singer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956 Regina Benjamin, 18th US Surgeon General (2009-13), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1957 Bob Golic, American football player, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1959 Evo Morales, Bolivian politician and 80th President of Bolivia (2006-present), born in Isallawi, Bolivia
  • 1959 François Chau, Cambodian actor, born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • 1959 Brian Bovell, British actor, born in London
  • 1961 Dylan McDermott, American actor (The Practice, American Horror Story), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1961 Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenyan Prime Minister (2013-) and son of Jomo Kenyatta, born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1962 Cary Elwes, English actor (Glory, Princess Bride), born in London, England
  • 1962 Roger Kingdom, American 110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Vienna, Georgia
  • 1963 Natalie Merchant, American singer and songwriter (10,000 Maniacs), born in Jamestown, New York
  • 1963 Tony Casillas, American NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets, Dallas Cowboys), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1963 Ted Demme, American film and television director, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1963 Tom Cavanagh, Canadian actor/producer (Ed, Scrubs), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1964 Lawson Duncan, tennis star, born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1964 Vencie Glenn, American NFL safety (NY Giants), born in Grambling, Louisiana
  • 1965 Gil Heredia, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Nogales, Arizona
  • 1965 Ken Rutherford, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman & latterly capt), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1965 Kim Cooper, Australian softball 3rd baseman/shortstop (Olym-bronze-96)
  • 1965 Mark McLoughlin, CFL kicker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1965 Wayne Martin, NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1965 Aaron Kwok Fu-Shing, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • 1965 Kelly Rowan, Canadian actress and producer, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • 1966 Alex Pastoor, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1966 Olga Bicherova, gymnastics (won title at 15 yrs 33 days)
  • 1966 Jeanne Zelasko, American sportcaster
  • 1966 Steve Valentine, Scottish actor (Crossing Jordan), born in Bishopbriggs, Scotland
  • 1966 Masaharu Iwata, Japanese composer
  • 1967 Bobby Houston, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • 1967 Shelly Stokes, softball catcher (Olympics-gold-96), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1967 Keith Urban, New Zealand singer
  • 1968 Chris Oldham, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1968 Nico John Hoogma, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1969 Mark Sweeney, Framington Mass, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1969 Mike Pritchard, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1970 Bert Emanuel, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1970 Jessie Armstead, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1970 Randall Evans, 100m/200m runner, born in Franklin, Virginia
  • 1970 Tom Vano, field hockey goalkeeper (Olympics-96), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1970 Dian Bachar, American actor, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1970 Raveena Tandon, Indian actress, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1971 Cinnamon Woods, Anderson Ind, diver (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Ronnie Irani, cricketer (Essex all-rounder, England 1996)
  • 1971 Anthony Rapp, American singer and actor, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1972 Hamdi Ulukaya, Kurdish founder and CEO of Chobani, born in Erzincan, Turkey
  • 1973 Brian Smith, speed skater (Olympics-1994), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1973 Robert Petrovicky, Kosice CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Dallas)
  • 1973 Taka Michinoku, Japanese professional wrestle

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1973 Seth MacFarlane, American animator, television producer (American Dad!, Family Guy) and filmmaker (Ted), born in Kent, Connecticut

  • 1974 LISA, Japanese musician
  • 1975 Katja Riipi, ice hockey left wing (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1975 Tammy Cleland, Sanford FL, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1976 Miikka Kiprusoff, Finnish hockey player
  • 1977 Jon Heder, American actor (Napoleon Dynamite), born in Fort Collins, Colorado
  • 1978 CM Punk, American professional wrestler
  • 1978 Eva Kaili, Greek TV presenter and politician
  • 1978 Jimmy Aggrey, English footballer
  • 1978 Mark Barry, English musician (BBMak)
  • 1979 Movsar Barayev, Chechen militant (d. 2002)
  • 1980 Cristian Chivu, Romanian footballer
  • 1981 Guy Sebastian, Australian singer
  • 1981 Sam Brown, American comedian
  • 1982 Adam Carroll, British racing driver
  • 1983 Dmitri Sychev, Russian football player
  • 1983 Francisco Liriano, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1983 Luke Watson, South African rugby player
  • 1984 Sasha Cohen, American figure skater
  • 1984 Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer
  • 1984 Adriano Correia Claro, Brazilian footballer
  • 1984 Amanda Overmyer, American Singer, American Idol (season 7)
  • 1985 Andrea Bargnani, Italian basketball player
  • 1985 Monta Ellis, American basketball player