Thursday, January 26, 2012

January 26 Birthdays

* 1497 – Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557)
* 1541 – Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)
* 1714 – Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (d. 1785)
* 1716 – George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, British soldier and politician (d. 1785)
* 1722 – Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader (d. 1805)
* 1763 – Charles XIV John of Sweden, Napoleonic general (d. 1844)
* 1781 – Ludwig Achim von Arnim, German poet (d. 1831)
* 1813 – Juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican founding father (d. 1876)
* 1826 – Julia Dent-Grant, First Lady of the United States (d. 1902)
* 1832 – George Shiras Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1924)
* 1842 – François Coppée, French poet and novelist (d. 1908)
* 1852 – Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza (Pietro Paolo Savorgnan di Brazzà), explorer (d. 1905)
* 1864 – József Pusztai, Slovene writer, poet and journalist in Hungary (d. 1934)
* 1878 – Dave Nourse, South African cricketer (d. 1948)
* 1880 – Douglas MacArthur, American general and Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1964)
* 1885 – Michael Considine, Australian politician (d. 1959)
* 1887 – François Faber, Luxembourgian cyclist (d. 1915)
* 1887 – Marc Mitscher, American admiral (d. 1947)
* 1891 – Frank Costello, Italian-born American gangster (d. 1973)
* 1891 – August Froehlich, German Roman Catholic priest, member of the resistance against Nazism and martyr (d.1942)
* 1891 – Wilder Penfield, American-born Canadian neurosurgeon (d. 1976)
* 1892 – Bessie Coleman, American pioneer aviator (d. 1926)
* 1892 – Zara Cully, American actress (d. 1978)
* 1893 – Giuseppe Genco Russo, Sicilian mafioso (d. 1976)
* 1900 – Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. 1967)
* 1902 – Menno ter Braak, Dutch author and polemicist (d. 1940)
* 1904 – Ancel Keys, American scientist (d. 2004)
* 1904 – Seán MacBride, Irish statesman, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1988)
* 1905 – Charles Lane, American actor (d. 2007)
* 1905 – Maria von Trapp, Austrian-born singer (d. 1987)
* 1908 – Jill Esmond, English actress (d. 1990)
* 1908 – Rupprecht Geiger, German painter (d. 2009)
* 1908 – Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist (d. 1997)
* 1910 – Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (d. 1989)
* 1911 – Polykarp Kusch, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1993)
* 1911 – Norbert Schultze, German composer and songwriter (d. 2002)
* 1913 – Jimmy Van Heusen, American songwriter (d. 1990)
* 1914 – Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Dürrühsehvar (d. 2006)
* 1915 – William Hopper, American actor (d. 1970)
* 1918 – Nicolae Ceauşescu, Romanian dictator (d. 1989)
* 1918 – Philip José Farmer, American writer (d. 2009)
* 1919 – Valentino Mazzola, Italian footballer (d. 1949)
* 1919 – Bill Nicholson, English footballer and manager for Tottenham Hotspur. (d. 2004)
* 1920 – Hans Holzer, American paranormal researcher (d. 2009)
* 1921 – Eddie Barclay, French producer (Barclay Records) (d. 2005)
* 1921 – Akio Morita, Japanese businessman (d. 1999)
* 1922 – Michael Bentine, British comedian (d. 1996)
* 1922 – Seán Flanagan, Irish Gaelic footballer and politician (d. 1993)
* 1923 – Anne Jeffreys, American actress
* 1924 – Alice Babs, Swedish singer
* 1924 – Rauf Denktaş, Cypriot politician
* 1924 – Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician (d. 1998)
* 1925 – Joan Leslie, American actress
* 1925 – Paul Newman, American actor, philanthropist, race car driver and race team owner (d. 2008)
* 1925 – Claude Ryan, Canadian newspaper editor (d. 2004)
* 1926 – Farman Fatehpuri, Pakistani scholar
* 1927 – José Azcona del Hoyo, President of Honduras (d. 2005)
* 1927 – Bob Nieman, American baseball player (d. 1985)
* 1928 – Roger Vadim, French film director and actor (d. 2000)
* 1929 – Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist and writer
* 1929 – Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (d. 2000)
* 1930 – Napoleón Abueva, Filipino sculptor
* 1931 – Mary Murphy, American film actress
* 1932 – Coxsone Dodd, Jamaican record producer
* 1932 – George Clements, American civil rights activist and Roman Catholic priest
* 1933 – Ercole Baldini, Italian cyclist
* 1934 – Roger Landry, Canadian businessman and newspaper publisher
* 1935 – Corrado Augias, Italian journalist, writer and TV personality
* 1935 – Bob Uecker, American baseball player and broadcaster
* 1936 – Sal Buscema, American comic book artist
* 1937 – Joseph Saidu Momoh, Sierra Leone political leader (d. 2003)
* 1941 – Scott Glenn, American actor
* 1941 – Henry Jaglom, English director
* 1942 – Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (d. 2001)
* 1943 – César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
* 1943 – Jean Knight, American singer
* 1943 – Austin "Jack" Warner, Trinidadian FIFA Vice-President and CONCACAF President
* 1944 – Angela Davis, American feminist and activist
* 1945 – Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist (d. 1987)
* 1946 – Gene Siskel, American film critic (d. 1999)
* 1947 – Patrick Dewaere, French actor (d. 1982)
* 1947 – Michel Sardou, French singer
* 1949 – Jonathan Carroll, American author
* 1949 – David Strathairn, American actor
* 1950 – Jörg Haider, Austrian far-right politician (d. 2008)
* 1950 – Janet Lupo, American model
* 1951 – Walt Willey, American actor
* 1953 – Alik L. Alik, vice-president of the Federate States of Micronesie
* 1953 – Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General of NATO
* 1953 – Lucinda Williams, American singer
* 1954 – Kim Hughes, Australian cricketer
* 1955 – Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American musician (Van Halen)
* 1958 – Anita Baker, American singer
* 1958 – Ellen DeGeneres, American actress and comedian
* 1958 – Salvador Sánchez, Mexican boxer
* 1960 – Road Warrior Animal, American professional wrestler
* 1960 – Charlie Gillingham, American musician (Counting Crows)
* 1961 – Li Cunxin, Chinese-Australian ballet dancer
* 1961 – Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1961 – Tom Keifer, American musician (Cinderella)
* 1962 – Oscar Ruggeri, Argentine footballer
* 1963 – Riddell Akua, Nauruan politician
* 1963 – José Mourinho, Portuguese football manager
* 1963 – Andrew Ridgeley, English musician
* 1963 – Gisela Valcarcel, Peruvian Hostess
* 1964 – Peter Braunstein, American journalist, writer, playwright, and rapist
* 1964 – Paul Johansson, American actor
* 1965 – Thomas Östros, Swedish politician
* 1965 – Natalia Yurchenko, Soviet gymnast
* 1967 – Pradip Somasundaran, Indian playback singer
* 1968 – Ravi Teja, Tollywood film actor
* 1969 – Michael O'Hearn, American bodybuilder
* 1970 – Kirk Franklin, American gospel singer
* 1970 – Tracy Middendorf, American actress
* 1971 – Bryan Callen, American actor
* 1971 – Dorian Gregory, American actor
* 1973 – Melvil Poupaud, French actor
* 1973 – Mayu Shinjo, Japanese manga artist
* 1974 – Shannon Hale, American author
* 1975 – Frankie Rayder, American model
* 1976 – Willie Adler, American guitar player
* 1976 – Hitomi, Japanese singer and songwriter
* 1977 – Vince Carter, American basketball player
* 1977 – Justin Gimelstob, American tennis player
* 1977 – Tye Tribbett, American Singer
* 1978 – Estéban Germán, Dominican baseball player
* 1978 – Corina Morariu, American tennis player
* 1978 – Kelly Stables, American actress
* 1979 – Sara Rue, American actress
* 1980 – Brian Fallon, American musician (The Gaslight Anthem)
* 1980 – Sanae Kobayashi, Japanese voice actress
* 1981 – Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan Composer/Conductor
* 1981 – Juan Jose Haedo, Argentinian Cyclist
* 1982 – Brahim Takioullah, Moroccan Guiness World Records holder for the "World's largest feet"
* 1982 – Reggie Hodges, American football player
* 1983 – Petri Oravainen, Finnish footballer
* 1983 – Su Hwan Lee, South Korean footballer
* 1984 – Layla Kayleigh, British television personality
* 1984 – Wu Qian, Chinese classical pianist
* 1984 – Iain Turner, Scottish footballer
* 1984 – Luo Xuejuan, Chinese swimmer
* 1986 – Gerald Green, American basketball player
* 1986 – Matt Heafy, American musician (Trivium)
* 1986 – Hero, South Korean singer (TVXQ)
* 1986 – Shantelle Malawski, Canadian professional wrestler
* 1986 – Thiago Pereira, Brazilian swimmer
* 1987 – Vladimir Garin, Russian actor (d. 2003)
* 1987 – Mia Rose, English/Portuguese singer
* 1987 – Marlon Mario Brandao da Silveira, Brazilian footballer
* 1988 – Yukiyo Mine, Japanese footballer
* 1989 – Marshon Brooks, American basketball player
* 1989 – Emily Hughes, American figure skater
* 1990 – Christopher Massey, American actor
* 1990 – Sergio Pérez, Mexican racing driver
* 1993 – Cameron Bright, Canadian actor
* 1993 – Peter Čerešňák, Slovak ice hockey player
* 1996 – Tyger Drew-Honey, British actor

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