Monday, March 26, 2012

March 26 Birthdays

* 603 – Pacal II, Mayan ruler (d. 683)
* 1516 – Conrad Gessner, Swiss naturalist (d. 1565)
* 1554 – Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader (d. 1611)
* 1634 – Domenico Freschi Italian composer and Roman Catholic priest (d. 1710)
* 1698 – Václav Prokop Diviš, Czech theologian and natural scientist (d. 1765)
* 1749 – William Blount, American statesman (d. 1800)
* 1753 – Benjamin Thompson, American physicist and inventor (d. 1814)
* 1773 – Nathaniel Bowditch, American mathematician and navigator (d. 1838)
* 1794 – Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter (d. 1872)
* 1859 – Alfred Edward Housman, English poet (d. 1936)
* 1859 – Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (d. 1919)
* 1866 – Fred Karno, British music hall impresario (d. 1941)
* 1868 – King Fuad I of Egypt (d. 1936)
* 1871 – Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole of the Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1922)
* 1874 – Robert Frost, American poet (d. 1963)
* 1875 – Max Abraham, German physicist (d. 1922)
* 1875 – Syngman Rhee, South Korean politician (d. 1965)
* 1876 – Prince William of Wied (d. 1945)
* 1879 – Othmar Ammann, Swiss bridge engineer (d. 1965)
* 1881 – Guccio Gucci, founder of The House of Gucci. (d. 1953)
* 1882 – Hermann Obrecht, Swiss jurist (d. 1940)
* 1884 – Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (d. 1969)
* 1886 – Hugh Mulzac, America military officer (d. 1971)
* 1888 – Elsa Brändström, Swedish nurse (d. 1948)
* 1893 – Palmiro Togliatti, Italian communist leader (d. 1964)
* 1894 – Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (d. 1985)
* 1896 – Rudolf Dassler, German sportswear executive (d. 1974)
* 1898 – Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)
* 1904 – Joseph Campbell, American author (d. 1987)
* 1904 – Emilio Fernández, Mexican actor and filmmaker (d. 1986)
* 1904 – Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist and politician (d. 2004)
* 1905 – Viktor Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (d. 1997)
* 1905 – Monty Berman, British film and television producer (d. 2006)
* 1906 – Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpeter (d. 1981)
* 1908 – Franz Stangl, German concentration camp commandant (d. 1971)
* 1908 – Henry (Hank) Sylvern, American radio personality (d. 1964)
* 1911 – Bernard Katz, German-born biophysicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2003)
* 1911 – Tennessee Williams, American dramatist (d. 1983)
* 1911 – T. Hee, American animator (d. 1988)
* 1913 – Paul Erdős, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1996)
* 1913 – Jacqueline de Romilly, French philologist and classical scholar (d. 2010)
* 1914 – Toru Kumon, Japanese educator (d. 1995)
* 1914 – William Westmoreland, American military commander (d. 2005)
* 1915 – Hwang Sunwon, Korean writer (d. 2000)
* 1916 – Christian B. Anfinsen, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1995)
* 1916 – Bill Edrich, English cricketer (d. 1986)
* 1916 – Sterling Hayden, American actor (d. 1986)
* 1916 – Harry Rabinowitz, South African composer and conductor
* 1917 – Rufus Thomas, American musician (d. 2001)
* 1919 – Roger Leger, Quebec ice hockey player (d. 1965)
* 1919 – Strother Martin, American actor (d. 1980)
* 1922 – Oscar Sala, Italian-born physicist (d. 2010)
* 1923 – Gert Bastian, German politician (d. 1992)
* 1923 – Bob Elliott, American comedian
* 1925 – Pierre Boulez, French composer and conductor
* 1925 – James Moody, American jazz musician (d. 2010)
* 1925 – Ben Mondor, Canadian-born American baseball executive (d. 2010)
* 1926 – Ventsislav Yankov, Bulgarian pianist
* 1927 – Harold Chapman, British photographer
* 1929 – Edwin Turney, American businessman (d. 2008)
* 1929 – Tom Foley, American politician
* 1930 – Gregory Corso, American poet (d. 2001)
* 1930 – Sandra Day O'Connor, American jurist
* 1931 – Leonard Nimoy, American actor and director
* 1933 – Acharya Kuber Nath Rai, Indian Writer
* 1933 – Vine Deloria Jr., American scholar (d. 2005)
* 1934 – Alan Arkin, American actor
* 1935 – Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian statesman
* 1936 – Harry Kalas, American sportscaster (d. 2009)
* 1936 – Giora Feidman, Argentinian-Jewish klezmer clarinetist
* 1937 – Wayne Embry, American basketball player
* 1938 – Anthony James Leggett, American physicist, Nobel laureate
* 1940 – James Caan, American actor
* 1940 – Nancy Pelosi, American politician
* 1941 – Richard Dawkins, British evolutionary biologist
* 1941 – Yvon Marcoux, Quebec politician
* 1942 – Erica Jong, American author
* 1943 – Bob Woodward, American journalist
* 1944 – Diana Ross, American singer (Supremes)
* 1945 – Mikhail Voronin, Soviet gymnast (d. 2004)
* 1946 – Johnny Crawford, American actor
* 1946 – Alain Madelin, French politician
* 1947 – Dar Robinson, American stuntman (d. 1986)
* 1948 – Richard Tandy, British keyboardist (Electric Light Orchestra)
* 1948 – Steven Tyler, American singer (Aerosmith)
* 1949 – Vicki Lawrence, American actress and singer
* 1949 – Patrick Süskind, German writer
* 1950 – Teddy Pendergrass, American singer (d. 2010)
* 1950 – Martin Short, Canadian comedian
* 1950 – Ernest Thomas, American actor
* 1950 – Alan Silvestri, American film composer
* 1951 – Carl Wieman, American physicist, Nobel laureate
* 1952 – T. A. Barron, American writer
* 1952 – Didier Pironi, French Formula 1 driver (d. 1987)
* 1953 – Elaine Chao, American member of the George W. Bush Administration
* 1953 – Lincoln Chafee, American politician
* 1953 – Youssouf Togoïmi, Chadian nationalist (d. 2002)
* 1954 – Kazuhiko Inoue, Japanese voice actor
* 1954 – Curtis Sliwa, American anti-crime activist
* 1955 – Danny Arndt, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1956 – Charly McClain, American singer
* 1957 – Leeza Gibbons, American television host
* 1957 – Paul Morley, English music journalist and musician
* 1958 – Chris Codiroli, American baseball player
* 1958 – Elio de Angelis, Italian racing driver (d. 1986)
* 1959 – Chris Hansen, American reporter and correspondent
* 1960 – Marcus Allen, American football player
* 1960 – Jennifer Grey, American actress
* 1960 – Axel Prahl, German actor
* 1961 – Leigh Bowery, Australian-born English fashion performance artist (d. 1994)
* 1961 – William Hague, British politician
* 1961 – Billy Warlock, American actor
* 1962 – Eric Allan Kramer, American actor
* 1962 – John Stockton, American basketball player
* 1962 – Paul de Leeuw, Dutch television host
* 1963 – Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer
* 1963 – Roch Voisine, Canadian singer and songwriter
* 1964 – Martin Donnelly, Irish race car driver
* 1964 – Ulf Samuelsson, Swedish ice hockey player
* 1964 – Baz Warne, English guitarist (The Stranglers)
* 1964 – Hai Zi, Chinese poet (d. 1989)
* 1965 – Trey Azagthoth, American guitarist
* 1966 – Nick Wirth, British engineer
* 1966 – Michael Imperioli, American actor
* 1967 – Mark Carroll, Australian rugby league footballer
* 1968 – Kenny Chesney, American singer
* 1968 – James Iha, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins and A Perfect Circle)
* 1968 – Laurent Brochard, French cyclist
* 1970 – Paul Bosvelt, Dutch football player
* 1970 – Thomas Kyparissis, Greek footballer
* 1970 – Martin McDonagh, Anglo-Irish playwright and film director
* 1971 – Behzad Ghorbani, Iranian zoologist and sociobiologist
* 1972 – Jon Reep, American comedian and actor
* 1972 – Jason Maxwell, American baseball player
* 1972 – Leslie Mann, American actress
* 1973 – Heather Goldenhersh, American actress
* 1973 – Lawrence E. Page, American search engine designer
* 1973 – T. R. Knight, American actor
* 1973 – Matt Burke, Australian rugby player
* 1974 – Mike Peca, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1975 – Juvenile, American rapper
* 1976 – Joachim Alcine, Haitian-born Quebec boxer
* 1976 – Amy Smart, American actress
* 1976 – Natalia Livingston, American actress
* 1976 – Nurgül Yeşilçay, Turkish actress
* 1976 – Ufuk Talay, Australian footballer
* 1977 – Kevin Davies, English footballer
* 1977 – Sylvain Grenier, Canadian professional wrestler
* 1978 – Anastasia Kostaki, Greek basketball player
* 1979 – Hiromi Uehara, Japanese jazz pianist
* 1979 – Pierre Womé, Cameroonian footballer
* 1979 – Nacho Novo, Spanish footballer
* 1980 – Son Ho Young, Korean singer
* 1980 – Richie Wellens, English footballer
* 1981 – Baruch Dego, Israeli football player
* 1981 – Massimo Donati, Italian footballer
* 1981 – Jay Sean, British R&B singer
* 1981 – Josh Wilson, American baseball player
* 1982 – Mikel Arteta, Spanish footballer
* 1982 – Nate Kaeding, American football player
* 1983 – Roman Bednar, Czech footballer
* 1983 – Michael Brendli, American professional wrestler
* 1984 – Jimmy Howard, American ice hockey player
* 1984 – Stéphanie Lapointe, Canadian singer
* 1984 – David McGowan, English footballer
* 1984 – Alberto Schettino, Italian footballer
* 1984 – Annette Schwarz, German pornographic actress
* 1984 – Marco Stier, German footballer
* 1984 – Gregory Strydom, Zimbabwean cricketer
* 1984 – Sara Jean Underwood, American model
* 1985 – Keira Knightley, English actress
* 1985 – Jonathan Groff, American stage and television actor
* 1985 – Prosper Utseya, Zimbabwean cricket captain
* 1986 – Jonny Craig, Canadian singer and songwriter (Emarosa and Dance Gavin Dance)
* 1986 – Misty Stone, American pornographic actress and model
* 1987 – Jermichael Finley, American football player
* 1987 – Steven Fletcher, Scottish footballer
* 1987 – YUI, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
* 1988 – Suvi Koponen, Finnish model
* 1989 – Matteo Guidicelli, Filipino actor and racer
* 1989 – Simon Kjær, Danish footballer
* 1989 – Josiah Leming, American singer-songwriter
* 1990 – Yuya Takaki, Japanese actor and singer
* 1990 – Yūya Yagira, Japanese actor
* 1992 – Haley Ramm, American actress
* 1994 – Mayu Watanabe, Japanese actress and singer (AKB48)
* 2005 – Countess Luana of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg
* 2007 – Prince Moritz of Hesse, son of Donatus, Hereditary Prince of Hesse

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