Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October 26 Birthdays

* 1427 – Archduke Sigismund of Austria (d. 1496)
* 1473 – Friedrich of Saxony (d. 1510)
* 1491 – Emperor Zhengde of China (d. 1521)
* 1609 – William Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1675)
* 1673 – Dimitrie Cantemir, Moldavian prince, linguist, and scholar (d. 1723)
* 1684 – Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (d. 1757)
* 1685 – Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer (d. 1757)
* 1694 – Johan Helmich Roman, Swedish composer (d. 1758)
* 1757 – Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (d. 1823)
* 1759 – Georges Jacques Danton, French Revolutionary leader (d. 1794)
* 1768 – Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko, Polish general and politician (d. 1844)
* 1794 – Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (d. 1881)
* 1795 – Nikolaos Mantzaros, Greek composer (d. 1872)
* 1797 – Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano (d. 1865)
* 1800 – Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Prussian field marshal (d. 1891)
* 1802 – King Miguel of Portugal (d. 1866)
* 1803 – Joseph Hansom, English architect and inventor (d. 1882)
* 1842 – Vasili Vasilyevich Vereshchagin, Russian painter (d. 1904)
* 1849 – Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (d. 1917)
* 1854 – C. W. Post, American entrepreneur (d. 1914)
* 1865 – Benjamin Guggenheim, American businessman (d. 1912)
* 1869 – Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, President of Brazil (d. 1957)
* 1871 – Guillermo Kahlo, father of Frida Kahlo (d. 1941)
* 1873 – Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1942)
* 1873 – A. K. Fazlul Huq, Sher-E-Bangla (Tiger Of Bengal) (d. 1962)
* 1874 – Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, American socialite and philanthropist (d. 1948)
* 1874 – Martin Lowry, British chemist (d. 1936)
* 1880 – Andrei Bely, Russian writer (d. 1934)
* 1883 – Napoleon Hill, American writer and philosopher (d. 1970)
* 1883 – Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (d. 1958)
* 1888 – Nestor Ivanovich Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist (d. 1934)
* 1899 – Judy Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1989)
* 1902 – Beryl Markham, Kenyan horse trainer and author (d. 1986)
* 1902 – Jack Sharkey, American boxer (d. 1994)
* 1905 – George Flahiff, Canadian Cardinal (d. 1989)
* 1906 – Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (d. 1967)
* 1909 – Dante Quinterno, Argentine comics artist (d. 2003)
* 1911 – Sid Gilman, American football player (d. 2003)
* 1911 – Mahalia Jackson, American singer (d. 1972)
* 1911 – Sorley MacLean, Scottish poet (d. 1996)
* 1912 – Don Siegel, American director (d. 1991)
* 1913 – Charlie Barnet, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1991)
* 1914 – Jackie Coogan, American actor (d. 1984)
* 1915 – Joe Fry, British racing driver (d. 1950)
* 1916 – François Mitterrand, President of France (d. 1996)
* 1916 – Boyd Wagner, First USAAF fighter ace of WWII (d. 1942)
* 1919 – Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran, Shah of Iran (d. 1980)
* 1919 – Edward Brooke, American politician
* 1919 – Frank Bourgholtzer, American television correspondent (d. 2010)
* 1921 – George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (d. 1968)
* 1925 – Jan Wolkers, Dutch author (d. 2007)
* 1928 – Francisco Solano López, Argentine comics artist
* 1929 – Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires) (d. 2000)
* 1933 – Takis Kanellopoulos, Greek film director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
* 1934 – Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster, Harmonia)
* 1936 – Shelley Morrison, American actress
* 1940 – John Horgan (academic), Singer/Songwriter
* 1941 – Charlie Landsborough, Singer/Songwriter
* 1942 – Bob Hoskins, British actor
* 1945 – Pat Conroy, American writer
* 1945 – Demetris Th. Gotsis, Greek poet and author
* 1946 – Pat Sajak, American game show host
* 1946 – Holly Woodlawn, Puerto Rican actress
* 1946 – Keith Hopwood, British musician (Herman's Hermits)
* 1947 – Hillary Rodham Clinton, 67th United States Secretary of State
* 1947 – Jaclyn Smith, American actress
* 1947 – Trevor Joyce, Irish poet
* 1947 – Ian Ashley, British racing driver
* 1947 – Ricardo Asch, Argentine physician and figure in University of California, Irvine fertility scandal
* 1948 – Toby Harrah, American baseball player
* 1949 – Steve Rogers, American baseball player
* 1949 – Antonio Carpio, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
* 1949 – Kevin Sullivan, American professional wrestler
* 1951 – Bootsy Collins, American musician (P Funk)
* 1951 – Tommy Mars, American keyboard player Frank Zappa
* 1951 – Julian Schnabel, American filmmaker
* 1952 – Andrew Motion, English poet and Poet Laureate
* 1953 – Rosa Monckton, English fundraiser
* 1953 – Keith Strickland, American musician (The B-52's)
* 1954 – Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer
* 1956 – Stephen Gumley, Australian businessman
* 1956 – Rita Wilson, American actress
* 1957 – Bob Golic, American football player
* 1957 – Julie Dawn Cole, actress
* 1959 – Evo Morales, President of Bolivia
* 1959 – François Chau, Cambodian actor
* 1959 – Paul Farmer, American Anthropologist
* 1959 – Brian Bovell, British actor
* 1960 – June Brigman, American comic book artist
* 1960 – Patrick Breen, American actor
* 1961 – Dylan McDermott, American actor
* 1961 – Gerald Malloy, American politician
* 1962 – Cary Elwes, British actor
* 1963 – Natalie Merchant, American singer
* 1963 – Ted Demme, American film and television director (d. 2002)
* 1964 – Thomas Cavanagh, Canadian actor
* 1965 – Aaron Kwok Fu-Shing, Hong Kong singer
* 1965 – Kelly Rowan, Canadian actress and producer.
* 1966 – Jane Hajduk, American actress
* 1966 – Steve Valentine, British actor
* 1966 – Jeanne Zelasko, American sportcaster
* 1966 – Masaharu Iwata, Japanese composer
* 1967 – Keith Urban, New Zealand singer
* 1970 – Lisa Ryder, Canadian actress
* 1970 – Dian Bachar, American actor
* 1971 – Anthony Rapp, American singer and actor
* 1973 – Seth MacFarlane, American animator
* 1973 – Taka Michinoku, Japanese professional wrestler
* 1973 – Austin Healey, English rugby player
* 1974 – Lisa, Japanese musician
* 1974 – Raveena Tandon, Indian actress
* 1976 – Miikka Kiprusoff, Finnish hockey player
* 1977 – Jon Heder, American actor
* 1977 – Bakar Ibor, Comorian footballer
* 1978 – Jimmy Aggrey, English footballer
* 1978 – Eva Kaili, Greek TV presenter and politician
* 1978 – CM Punk, American professional wrestler
* 1978 – Dave Zastudil, American football player
* 1979 – Movsar Barayev, Chechen militant (d. 2002)
* 1980 – Cristian Chivu, Romanian footballer
* 1981 – Sam Brown, American comedian
* 1981 – Guy Sebastian, Australian singer
* 1982 – Adam Carroll, British racing driver
* 1983 – Francisco Liriano, Dominican baseball player
* 1983 – Dmitri Sychev, Russian footballer
* 1983 – Luke Watson, South African rugby player
* 1984 – Sasha Cohen, American figure skater
* 1984 – Martin Burke, Irish actor
* 1984 – Adriano Correia Claro, Brazilian footballer
* 1984 – Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer
* 1984 – Amanda Overmyer, American singer
* 1985 – Andrea Bargnani, Italian basketball player
* 1985 – Monta Ellis, American basketball player
* 1985 – Asin Thottumkal, Indian actress
* 1985 – Kieran Read, New Zealand rugby player
* 1987 – Shawn Lauvao, American football player
* 1988 – Greg Zuerlein, American ice dancer
* 2000 – Ellery Sprayberry, American actress

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