Saturday, January 26, 2013

January 26 Birthdays


1497 – Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557)
1541 – Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)
1595 – Antonio Maria Abbatini, Italian composer (d. 1679)
1708 – William Hayes, English composer, organist, singer and conductor (d. 1777)
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)
1761 – Jens Zetlitz, Norwegian priest and poet (d. 1821)
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)
1866 – John Cady, American golfer (d. 1933)
1878 – Dave Nourse, South African cricketer (d. 1948)
1880 – Douglas MacArthur, American general and Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1964)
1882 – André Rischmann, French rugby player (d. 1955)
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)
1907 – Dimitrios Holevas, Greek Orthodox priest, member of the Greek Resistance movement (d. 2001)
1908 – Jill Esmond, English actress (d. 1990)
1908 – Rupprecht Geiger, German painter (d. 2009)
1908 – Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist (Quintette du Hot Club de France) (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, 1st President of Romania (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 (d.2011)
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 – Paul Marcotte, American politician (d. 2012)
1928 – Roger Vadim, French actor and director (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
1944 – Jerry Sandusky, Former Penn State football coach; convicted child-sex offender
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 (Wham!)
1963 – Gisela Valcarcel, Peruvian Hostess
1964 – Peter Braunstein, American journalist, writer, and playwright
1964 – Paul Johansson, American actor
1965 – Thomas Östros, Swedish politician
1965 – Natalia Yurchenko, Soviet gymnast
1967 – Bryan Callen, American actor
1967 – Col Needham, English businessman, co-founded Internet Movie Database
1967 – Pradip Somasundaran, Indian singer
1968 – Ravi Teja, Tollywood film actor
1969 – George Dikeoulakos, Greek basketball coach
1969 – Michael O'Hearn, American bodybuilder
1970 – Kirk Franklin, American gospel singer (One Nation Crew)
1970 – Tracy Middendorf, American actress
1971 – Dorian Gregory, American actor
1972 – Peter Peschel, German footballer
1973 – Melvil Poupaud, French actor
1973 – Mayu Shinjo, Japanese manga artist
1974 – Shannon Hale, American author
1974 – Rokia Traoré, Malian singer
1975 – Frankie Rayder, American model
1976 – Willie Adler, American guitar player (Lamb of God)
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 – Colin O'Donoghue, Irish actor and musician
1981 – José de Jesús Corona, Mexican footballer
1981 – Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan Composer/Conductor
1981 – Juan Jose Haedo, Argentinian Cyclist
1982 – Brahim Takioullah, Moroccan Guinness World Records holder for the "World's largest feet"
1982 – Reggie Hodges, American football player
1983 – Petri Oravainen, Finnish footballer
1983 – Ryan Rowland-Smith, Australian baseball player
1983 – Su Hwan Lee, South Korean kickboxer
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 and Capharnaum)
1986 – Jaejoong, South Korean singer (JYJ and TVXQ)
1986 – Shantelle Malawski, Canadian professional wrestler
1986 – Thiago Pereira, Brazilian swimmer
1987 – Vladimir Garin, Russian actor (d. 2003)
1987 – Sebastian Giovinco, Italian footballer
1987 – Mia Rose, English/Portuguese singer
1987 -  Dick Hurtz, Hilarious Name
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
1989 – Torrey Smith, American football player
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
2008 – Paul the Octopus, English octopus (d. 2010)

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