Famous Birthdays on September 26

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Person of interestFrancis of Assisi

1181 Saint Francis of Assisi, Italian founder of the Franciscan Order, born in Assisi, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1226) or b. 1882

Catholic Friar and Preacher, Saint Francis of Assisi
Catholic Friar and Preacher, Saint
Francis of Assisi
  • 1329 Anna of Bavaria, Queen of the Romans (d. 1353)
  • 1406 Thomas de Ros, 8th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician, born in Belvoir, Leicestershire (d. 1430)
  • 1688 Willem 's-Gravesande, Dutch mathematician and physicist, born in s-Hertogenbosch, Duchy of Brabant (d. 1742)
  • 1711 Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician, born in London (d. 1779)
  • 1750 Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England (d. 1810)
  • 1758 Cosme Argerich, Argentine physician and founder of the Medicine School of Buenos Aires, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1820)
  • 1759 Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg, Prussian Generalfeldmarschall, born in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1830)
  • 1767 Wenzel Müller, Austrian composer, born in Markt Türnau, Moravia (d. 1835)
  • 1774 Johnny Appleseed [John Chapman], American pioneer nurseryman (introduced apple trees to Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1845)
  • 1791 Théodore Géricault, French painter (The Raft of the Medusa), born in Rouen, Normandy, France (d. 1824)
  • 1792 William Hobson, first Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi, born in Waterford, Ireland (d. 1842)
  • 1820 Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, father of Bengali prose (Exile of Sita), born in Birsingha, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1891)
  • 1821 Alvin Peterson Hovey, American judge, 21st Governor of Indiana (1889-1891), andBrevet Major General (Union Army), born in Mount Vernon, Indiana (d. 1891)
  • 1823 Ivan Aksakov, Russian journalist (Denj, Moskvitsh), born in Nadezhdino, Belebey Uyezd, Orenburg Governorate (d. 1889)
  • 1832 Pyotr Petrovich Sokal'sky, Russian composer, born in Kharkiv, Ukraine (d. 1887)

  • 1840 Louis-Olivier Taillon, French Canadian politician, born in Terrebonne, Lower Canada (d. 1923)
  • 1841 Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, Russian composer, born in Orenburg (d. 1907)
  • 1865 Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford, English aviator and ornithologist, born in Stockbridge, Hampshire, England (d. 1937)
  • 1868 Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert, American composer, born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 1928)
  • 1869 Komitas [Soghomon Soghomonian], Armenian priest and composer, born in Kütahya, Ottoman Empire (d. 1935)
  • 1870 Christian X, King of Denmark (1912-47), born in Charlottenlund, Denmark (d. 1947)
  • 1871 Winsor McCay, American cartoonist (Little Nemo), born in Spring Lake, Michigan (d. 1934)
  • 1872 Ottokar Czernin, Austro-Hungarian diplomat (Imperial Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary) and politician, born in Dimokur, Austria-Hungary (d. 1932)
  • 1873 Amilcare Zanella, Italian composer and conductor, born in Monticelli d'Ongina, Italy (d. 1949)
  • 1873 Alexey Shchusev, Russian-Soviet architect, born in Kishenev, Bessarabia Governorate (d. 1949)

Person of interestCharles Vyner Brooke

1874 Charles Vyner Brooke, 3rd and last White Rajah of Sarawak (1917-46), born in London, England (d. 1963)

3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke
3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Vyner Brooke
  • 1876 Charlie Llewellyn, South African cricketer (South African lefty all-rounder 1896-1912), born in Pietermaritzberg, Natal (d. 1964)
  • 1876 Edith Abbott, American social worker and educator (University of Chicago Social Sciences), born in Grand Island, Nebraska (d. 1957)
  • 1877 Edmund Gwenn, English actor (Miracle on 34th Street), born in London, England (d. 1959)
  • 1877 Alfred Cortot, French-Swiss pianist and teacher, born in Nyon, Vaud, Switzerland (d. 1962)
  • 1877 Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (discovered the method of electroconvulsive therapy), born in Conegliano, Italy (d. 1963)
  • 1879 Petko Todorov, Bulgarian writer (Fairy, Samodiva Fee), born in Elena, Bulgaria (d. 1916)
  • 1881 Hiram Wesley Evans, American member of the Ku Klux Klan, born in Ashland, Alabama (d. 1966)
  • 1884 J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Molesworth, Ontario, Canada (d. 1951)
  • 1887 Antonio Moreno, Spanish actor and director (It, Careers), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1967)
  • 1887 Edwin Keppel Bennett, English writer (Built in Jerusalem’s Wall: A Book in praise of Jerusalem), born in Wareham, Dorset, England (d. 1958)
  • 1887 Barnes Wallis, English scientist, engineer and inventor (bouncing bomb), born in Ripley, Derbyshire, England (d. 1979)

Person of interestT. S. Eliot

1888 T. S. Eliot, American poet (The Waste Land), dramatist and critic (Nobel Prize 1948), born in St Louis Missouri, (d. 1965)

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • 1888 J. Frank Dobie, American folklorist and newspaper columnist, born in Live Oak County, Texas (d. 1964)
  • 1889 Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (Being & Time), born in Meeskirch, Germany (d. 1976)

  • 1891 Alfred Lane, American sharp shooter (Olympic gold 1912, 20), born in New York (d. 1965)
  • 1894 Gladys Brockwell, American actress (Long Pants, Oliver Twist), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1929)
  • 1895 Fay Holden, British actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1973)
  • 1895 Jürgen Stroop, SS General during World War II and commander of Nazi forces during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, born in Detmold, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 1897 Pope Paul VI [Giovanni Montini], 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78), born in Concesio, Italy (d. 1978)
  • 1897 Victor Otto Stomps, German writer and publisher, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1897 Wilhelmina Johanna "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress and acting teacher (GoetheJane Eyre), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1968)
  • 1897 Arthur Rhys-Davids, English flying ace (WW I), born in Forest Hill, London (d. 1917)
  • 1898 George Gershwin [Jacob Gershvin], American composer (Rhapsody in Blue), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1937)
  • 1901 Donald Cook, American actor (Too Young To Go Steady), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1961)
  • 1901 George Raft, American actor (Each Dawn I Die, Scarface, Some Like It Hot), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)

Person of interestAlbert Anastasia

1902 Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], American-Italian gangster (Murder Inc), born in Tropea, Calabria, Italy (d. 1957)

  • 1903 Gerhard Nebel, German writer, born in Dessau (d. 1974)
  • 1905 Emilio Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Patillas, Puerto Rico (d. 2011)
  • 1907 Anthony Blunt, British art historian and spy for USSR, born in Bournemouth, Hampshire, England (d. 1983)
  • 1907 Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, Dutch boxing champ (Olympic gold 1928), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1907 Ralph Michael, British actor (Quest, Doctor in the House), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • 1909 Helen Giuliani, Mother of Rudy Giulani (107th Mayor of New York City), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1909 Bill France, Sr., American auto racer (co-founder of NASCAR), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1992)
  • 1913 Ernst Schnabel, German writer and pioneer of the radio documentary, born in Zittau, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1914 Jack LaLanne, American fitness and nutritional expert, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2011)
  • 1917 Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician (Social Credit Party of Canada), born in Amos, Canada (d. 1976)
  • 1918 Humphrey van Loo, Dutch news director (ANP/Reuter)
  • 1919 Barbara Britton [Brantingham], American actress (Captain Kidd, Young & Willing, Mr. and Mrs. North), born in Long Beach, California (d. 1980)
  • 1919 Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and researcher, born in Santander, Cantabria, Spain (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Nicholas Romanov, French-born pretender to the Russian throne, born in Antibes, France (d. 2014)
  • 1923 Dharam Devdutt "Dev" Anand, Indian comedian, actor, director and producer, born in Shakargarh, Punjab, British India (d. 2011)
  • 1925 Bobby Shantz, American baseball player (1952 AL MVP), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1925 Marty Robbins, American country singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone), born in Glendale, Arizona (d. 1982)
  • 1925 Norm Dussault, American-Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Buland al-Haidary, Iraqi poet (Passages to Exile) (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Giuseppe Chiari, Italian artist and composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Imre Vincze, Hungarian composer, born in Kocs (d. 1969)
  • 1926 Julie London, American singer and actress (Nurse McCall-Emergency), born in Santa Rosa, California (d. 2000)
  • 1926 Manfred Mayrhofer, Austrian Indo-European philologist (Indo-Iranian languages), born in Linz, Austria (d. 2011)
  • 1927 Joyce Jameson, American comedienne and actress (Spike Jones Show, The Outlaw Josey Wales), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1927 Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (International Baccalaureate Organisation), born in Kilkenny, Ireland (d. 1990)
  • 1927 Robert Cade, American physician and inventor of Gatorade, born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Bob Van der Veken, Belgian actor (Alle maten), born in Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1929 Meredith Gourdine, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1952), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • 1930 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), born in Kusel, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1930 Philip Bosco, American actor (Trading Places, Lend Me a Tenor), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1931 Donald J. Pease, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • 1931 George Chambers, American rock bassist and vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Carthage, Mississippi
  • 1931 Vijay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer (father of Sanjay, reliable Indian batsman), born in Bombay, India (d. 1983)
  • 1932 Manmohan Singh, Indian politician, 13th Prime Minister of India (2004-14), born in Gah, British India
  • 1932 Clifton Williams, American major and NASA astronaut, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1967)
  • 1932 Giacomo Manzoni, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1932 Richard Herd, American actor (V: The Final Battle), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1933 Donna Douglas, American actress (Elly May Clampett-The Beverly Hillbillies), born in Pride, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Dick Heckstall-Smith, English jazz-blues saxophonist, born in Ludlow, Shropshire (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Raphael Samuel, British Marxist historian, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1935 Bob Barber, English cricketer (dashing England lefty bat in 28 Tests 1960-68), born in Withington, Manchester
  • 1935 Joe Sherlock, Irish Labour Party politician, born in Kildorrery, Republic of Ireland (d. 2007)

Person of interestWinnie Mandela

1936 Winnie Mandela [Winnie Madikizela-Mandela], South African anti-apartheid activist and ANC politician, born in Bizana, Pondoland, South Africa (d. 2018)

Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician Winnie Mandela
Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician
Winnie Mandela
  • 1937 Joop Admiraal, Dutch actor and director (You Are My Mother), born in Ophemert, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 1937 Valentin Pavlov, Russian politician and Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (1991), born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 2003)
  • 1938 Andrey Lukanov, Bulgarian politician (40th Prime Minister of Bulgaria), born in Moscow (d. 1996)
  • 1938 Michael V. Love, American test pilot (X-24) (d. 1976)
  • 1939 Judith Appelbaum, American magazine & newspaper editor and educator, born in New York (d. 2018)
  • 1939 Ricky Tomlinson, English actor and comedian (Mike Bassett: England Manager), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • 1941 Joe Bauer, American rock drummer (Youngbloods), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1941 Martine Beswick, English actress (Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde), born in Port Antonio, Jamaica
  • 1941 Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1942 Ingrid Mickler-Becker, German long jumper and relayer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Geseke, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 1942 Kent McCord, American actor (Officer Jim Reed- "Adam 12"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 Ian Chappell, Australian cricket captain, broadcaster (75 Tests), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1943 Tim Schenken, Australian racing driver, born in Gordon, Sydney, Australia
  • 1944 Victoria Vetri, American model and playmate (Sep 1967, Year-1968), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944 Anne Robinson, English television host (The Weakest Link), born in Crosby, Lancashire, England

  • 1945 Bryan Ferry, English rocker (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together), born in Washington, County Durham, England
  • 1945 Louise Beaudoin, French Canadian politician, born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1945 Gal Costa, Brazilian singer, born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • 1946 Mary Beth Hurt, American actress (Garp, Interiors), born in Marshalltown, Iowa
  • 1946 Andrea Dworkin, American radical feminist, born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1946 Christine Todd Whitman, American politician (50th Governor of New Jersey), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Radha Krishna Mainali, Nepalese politician, born in Chokpur, Taplejung, Nepal
  • 1947 Dick Roth, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1947 Graham Faulkner, English actor (Brother Sun Sister Moon), born in London, England
  • 1947 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), born in Grand Forks, North Dokota (d. 2015)

Person of interestOlivia Newton-John

1948 Olivia Newton-John, Australian singer and actress (Lets Get Physical), born in Cambridge, England

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • 1948 Vladimír Remek, Czech politician and cosmonaut (Soyuz 28), born in České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
  • 1949 Martin Delray, American country singer (Get Rhythm), born in Texarkana, Arkansas
  • 1949 Jane Smiley, American novelist (Pulitzer 1991-A Thousand Acres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Minette Walters, English novelist (The Ice House), born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1951 Tom Quirke, journalist (d. 1994)
  • 1951 Stuart Tosh, Scottish musician (The Alan Parsons Project), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1952 James Keane, American actor (Willis Bell-Paper Chase), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1952 Predrag Miletić, Serbian actor, born in Niš, Serbia
  • 1953 Dolores Keane, Irish folk singer, born in Sylane, County Galway, Ireland
  • 1953 Aivars Lembergs, Latvian politician, born in Jēkabpils, Latvia
  • 1954 Craig Chaquico, American rock guitarist (Jefferson Starship), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1954 César Rosas, Mexican singer, songwriter and guitarist (Los Lobos), born in Hermosillo, Mexico
  • 1955 Carlene Carter, American country singer (I Fell in Love), born in Nashville, Tennessee

Person of interestLinda Hamilton

1956 Linda Hamilton, Amercian actress (Beauty & the Beast, Terminator films), born in Salisbury, Maryland

  • 1956 Steve Butler, American racing driver
  • 1958 Richard B. Weldon, Jr., American politician
  • 1958 Darby Crash [Jan Paul Beahm], American punk rocker (Germs), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1980)
  • 1959 Rich Gedman, American baseball player
  • 1960 Bret Erickson, Bennington Nebraska, US trap (Olympics 1996)
  • 1961 Will Self, English author
  • 1962 Melissa Sue Anderson, Cal, actress (Little House on the Prairie)
  • 1962 Steve Moneghetti, Australian marathoner (Olympic 5th 1988, 92, 96)
  • 1962 Tracey Thorn, rock vocalist (Everything But The Girl)
  • 1962 Peter Foster, Australian con-man
  • 1963 Douglas Wakiihuri, Kenyan athlete (World marathon champion 1987, Olympic silver 1988), born in Mombasa, Kenya
  • 1963 Lysette Anthony, actress (Angelique-Dark Shadows, Switch), born in London, England
  • 1964 Bobby Joe Edmonds, NFL running back (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1964 Dave Martinez, outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Manhattan, NYC
  • 1964 Gerrie Slagboom, Dutch soccer player: Dordrecht '90

  • 1964 Robin Hood, Mishawaka IN, LPGA golfer (1989 Planters Pat Bradley)
  • 1964 Ty Miller, Granada Hills California, actor (The Kid-Young Riders)
  • 1964 Nicki French, English singer
  • 1965 Alexandra Lencastre, Portuguese actress

Person of interestJill Soloway

1965 Jill Soloway, American writer and director (Afternoon Delight), born in Chicago, Illinois

Television Writer and Director Jill Soloway
Television Writer and Director
Jill Soloway
  • 1966 Craig Heyward, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1966 Francisco Andreu, Dearborn Mich, road cyclist (Olympic 4th 1988, 96)
  • 1966 Christos Dantis, Greek composer and singer
  • 1967 Craig Janney, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1967 Martha Nix, American actress (Serena in The Waltons), born in Orange County, California
  • 1967 Shannon Hoon, American singer (Blind Melon), born in Lafeyette, Indiana (d. 1995)
  • 1968 Scott Schorer, Burke, Va, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968 James Caviezel, American actor
  • 1968 Anthony Shadid, New York Times foreign correspondent and two time Pulitzer winner, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2012)
  • 1969 Anthony Kavanagh, French-Canadian comedian, actor and singer
  • 1969 Andy Petterson, Australian footballer
  • 1969 Paul Warhurst, English footballer
  • 1969 David Ferguson, British murderer
  • 1970 Paul Laus, Beamsville, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 1970 Rachel Jacobs, actress (It's Not Easy), born in Ririe, Idaho
  • 1970 Trevor Ruffin, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1970 Sheri Moon Zombie, American actress
  • 1971 Elva Dryer, Durango Colorado, 1.5K/5K runner
  • 1971 Patterson Thompson, cricketer (WI Test fast bowler v New Zealand 1996)
  • 1972 Mark Haslam, cricketer (New Zealand slow left-armer 1992)
  • 1972 Shawn Stockman, [Slim], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 David Richie, American NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Orange, California
  • 1973 Marty Casey, American singer (Lovehammers)
  • 1973 Chris Small, Scottish snooker player
  • 1973 Olga Vasdeki, Greek triple jumper
  • 1974 Alison Davies, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Gary Hall Jr, American 50m/100m/400m freestyle relay (Olympic gold/2 silver-96)
  • 1974 Katie Kauffman, West Lawn Pa, field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Martin Muursepp, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1974 Boris Cepeda, German-Ecuadorian pianist and diplomat
  • 1975 Emma Härdelin, Swedish singer (Garmarna and Triakel)
  • 1975 Jake Paltrow, American film director, brother of Gwyneth Paltrow
  • 1976 Michael Ballack, German footballer
  • 1976 Tyler Denk, American model and reality show contestant
  • 1978 Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Kenyan long-distance runner
  • 1979 Jaycie Phelps, American gymnast (World bronze 95, Olympic gold 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1979 Fuifui Moimoi, New Zealand (Tongan) rugby league footballer
  • 1979 Jon Harley, English footballer
  • 1980 Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver
  • 1980 Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Swedish ice hockey players
  • 1981 Collien Fernandes, German TV host and actress
  • 1981 Christina Milian, American actress and singer

Person of interestSerena Williams

1981 Serena Williams, American tennis star (23 Grand Slam singles), born in Saginaw, Michigan

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 1982 Miguel Alfredo Portillo, Argentine footballer