Sunday, April 26, 2015

April 26 Birthdays

121 – Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor (d. 180)
757 – Hisham I, 2nd Emir of Córdoba (d. 796)
1538 – Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter (d. 1600)
1564 – William Shakespeare, English poet, playwright and actor (d. 1616)
1575 – Marie de' Medici, Italian wife of Henry IV of France (d. 1642)
1607 – Countess Palatine Magdalene Catherine of Zweibrücken (d. 1648)
1648 – Peter II of Portugal (d. 1706)
1697 – Adam Falckenhagen, German lute player and composer (d. 1754)
1710 – Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher and academic (d. 1796)
1718 – Esek Hopkins, American commander (d. 1802)
1774 – Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist and paleontologist (d. 1853)
1782 – Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (d. 1866)
1785 – John James Audubon, French-American ornithologist and painter (d. 1851)
1787 – Ludwig Uhland, German poet, philologist, and historian (d. 1862)
1798 – Eugène Delacroix, French painter (d. 1863)
1801 – Ambrose Dudley Mann, American politician, 1st United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1889)
1804 – Charles Goodyear, American politician (d. 1876)
1822 – Frederick Law Olmsted, American journalist and designer, co-designed Central Park (d. 1903)
1826 – George Hull Ward, American general (d. 1863)
1826 – Ambrose R. Wright, American general and politician (d. 1872)
1834 – Charles Farrar Browne, American author (d. 1867)
1856 – Joseph Ward, New Zealand politician, 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1930)
1862 – Edmund C. Tarbell, American painter (d. 1938)
1876 – Ernst Felle, German rower (d. 1959)
1878 – Rafael Guízar Valencia, Mexican bishop and saint (d. 1938)
1879 – Owen Willans Richardson, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
1886 – Ma Rainey, American singer (d. 1939)
1886 – Ğabdulla Tuqay, Russian poet (d. 1913)
1889 – Anita Loos, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1981)
1889 – Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-English philosopher (d. 1951)
1894 – Rudolf Hess, Egyptian-German politician (d. 1987)
1896 – Ruut Tarmo, Estonian actor and director (d. 1967)
1896 – Ernst Udet, German colonel and pilot (d. 1941)
1897 – Eddie Eagan, American boxer and bobsledder (d. 1967)
1897 – Douglas Sirk, German-American director and screenwriter (d. 1987)
1898 – Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
1898 – John Grierson, Scottish director and producer (d. 1972)
1899 – Oscar Rabin, Latvian born English bandleader and musician (d. 1958)
1900 – Charles Francis Richter, American seismologist and physicist (d. 1985)
1900 – Hack Wilson, American baseball player (d. 1948)
1904 – Paul-Émile Léger, Canadian cardinal (d. 1991)
1910 – Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese screenwriter and producer (d. 1997)
1911 – Marianne Hoppe, German actress (d. 2002)
1911 – Paul Verner, German politician (d. 1986)
1912 – A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-American author (d. 2000)
1914 – Charlie Chester, English radio and television host (d. 1997)
1914 – Bernard Malamud, American author (d. 1986)
1914 – James Rouse, American real estate developer, founded The Rouse Company (d. 1996)
1916 – Morris West, Australian author and playwright (d. 1999)
1916 – Vic Perrin, American actor (d. 1989)
1916 – George Tuska, American illustrator (d. 2009)
1916 – Ken Wallis, English pilot and commander (d. 2013)
1917 – Sal Maglie, American baseball player (d. 1992)
1917 – I. M. Pei, Chinese-American architect, designed the National Gallery of Art and Bank of China Tower
1917 – Virgil Trucks, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)
1918 – Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch runner (d. 2004)
1918 – Stafford Repp, American actor (d. 1974)
1921 – Jimmy Giuffre, American clarinet player, and saxophonist, and composer (d. 2008)
1922 – J. C. Holt, British historian and academic (d. 2014)
1922 – Jeanne Sauvé, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Governor General of Canada (d. 1993)
1922 – Margaret Scott, South African-Australian ballerina and choreographer
1924 – Browning Ross, American runner (d. 1998)
1925 – Gerard Cafesjian, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
1925 – Jørgen Ingmann, Danish singer and guitarist (Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann) (d. 2015)
1926 – David Coleman, English sportscaster (d. 2013)
1926 – J. B. Hutto, American singer and guitarist (d. 1983)
1926 – Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (d. 2003)
1927 – Jack Douglas, English actor (d. 2008)
1929 – Richard Mitchell, American author and educator (d. 2002)
1930 – Roger Moens, Belgian runner
1931 – Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent and producer (d. 2008)
1932 – Israr Ahmed, Indian-Pakistani theologian, philosopher, and scholar (d. 2010)
1932 – Frank D'Rone, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)
1932 – Francis Lai, French accordion player and composer
1932 – Michael Smith, English-Canadian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)
1933 – Carol Burnett, American actress, comedian, singer and producer
1933 – Aleksandr Chuchelov, Estonian sailor
1933 – Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican general (d. 2005)
1933 – Arno Allan Penzias, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1935 – Patricia Reilly Giff, American author and educator
1937 – Jean-Pierre Beltoise, French race car driver and motorcycle racer (d. 2015)
1938 – Duane Eddy, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1938 – Willie Wood, Scottish bowler
1940 – Harry Fielder, English actor
1940 – Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, Indian cleric and politician (d. 2014)
1940 – Giorgio Moroder, Italian singer-songwriter and producer
1940 – Cliff Watson, English rugby player
1941 – Claudine Auger, French model and actress
1941 – Claudine Clark, American singer-songwriter
1941 – Robin Jacob, English judge and academic
1941 – John Mitchell, American composer
1942 – Svyatoslav Belza, Russian journalist, author, and critic (d. 2014)
1942 – Sharon Carstairs, Canadian politician
1942 – Michael Kergin, Canadian diplomat
1942 – Bobby Rydell, American singer and actor
1942 – Jadwiga Staniszkis, Polish sociologist
1943 – Gary Wright, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (Spooky Tooth)
1943 – Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect, designed the Therme Vals
1944 – Richard Bradshaw, English conductor (d. 2007)
1944 – Roger Coulam, English keyboard player (Blue Mink)
1944 – Amien Rais, Indonesian politician
1945 – Howard Davies, English director and producer
1945 – Dick Johnson, Australian race car driver
1945 – Sylvain Simard, Canadian academic and politician
1946 – Ralph Coates, English footballer (d. 2010)
1946 – Marilyn Nelson, American poet and author
1947 – Warren Clarke, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)
1949 – Carlos Bianchi, Argentinian footballer and manager
1949 – Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
1949 – Dominic Sena, American director and screenwriter
1951 – John Battle, English politician
1952 – Spice Williams-Crosby, American actress
1953 – Nancy Lenehan, American actress
1953 – David Reddaway, Canadian-English diplomat
1953 – Linda Thompson, American lawyer
1954 – Chito S. Roño, Filipino director
1954 – Tatyana Fomina, Estonian chess player
1954 – Alan Hinkes, English mountaineer and explorer
1955 – Kurt Bodewig, German politician
1955 – Mike Scott, American baseball player
1956 – Koo Stark, American actress
1957 – Michel Barrette, Canadian comedian and actor
1957 – Diane Hébert, Canadian medical patient (d. 2008)
1957 – Edwina Hart, Welsh politician
1958 – John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute, Scottish race car driver
1958 – Giancarlo Esposito, American actor, director, and producer
1958 – Jeffrey Guterman, American psychotherapist, author, and educator
1958 – Georgios Kostikos, Greek footballer, coach, and manager
1959 – John Corabi, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mötley Crüe, Angora, The Scream, Union, and Brides of Destruction)
1959 – Thanasis Papakonstantinou, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player
1960 – Steve Lombardozzi, American baseball player and coach
1960 – Roger Taylor, English drummer (Duran Duran and Arcadia)
1961 – Joan Chen, Chinese-American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
1961 – Chris Mars, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer (The Replacements and Golden Smog)
1962 – Colin Anderson, English footballer
1962 – Michael Damian, American actor, singer and producer
1962 – Debra Wilson, American actress
1963 – Jet Li, Chinese-Singaporean martial artist, actor, and producer
1963 – Colin Scotts, Australian-American football player
1963 – Mark Serwotka, British General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)
1964 – Rebecka Törnqvist, Swedish singer
1965 – Susannah Harker, English actress
1965 – Kevin James, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1967 – Kane, Spain-born American wrestler and actor
1967 – Marianne Jean-Baptiste, English actress
1967 – Tõnu Tõniste, Estonian sailor
1967 – Toomas Tõniste, Estonian sailor and politician
1969 – Teresa Lewis, American murderer (d. 2010)
1969 – Kate Hardie, English actress
1970 – Dean Austin, English footballer and manager
1970 – Melania Trump, Slovenian-American model and jewelry designer
1970 – Tionne Watkins, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (TLC)
1971 – Jay DeMarcus, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Rascal Flatts and East to West)
1972 – Kiko, Spanish footballer
1972 – Jason Bargwanna, Australian race car driver
1972 – Natrone Means, American football player and coach
1972 – Avi Nimni, Israeli footballer and manager
1973 – Geoff Blum, American baseball player and sportscaster
1973 – Jules Naudet, French-American director and producer
1973 – Chris Perry, English footballer
1973 – Óscar García Junyent, Spanish footballer and coach
1974 – Shondrella Avery, American actress
1974 – Ivana Miličević, Bosnia-born American actress
1974 – Adil Ray, English actor and radio host
1975 – Joey Jordison, American drummer, songwriter, and producer (Slipknot and Murderdolls)
1975 – Nerina Pallot, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975 – India Summer, American porn actress and model
1976 – Luigi Panarelli, Italian footballer
1976 – Václav Varaďa, Czech ice hockey player
1977 – Jason Earles, American actor
1977 – Kosuke Fukudome, Japanese baseball player
1977 – Roxana Saberi, American journalist
1977 – Tom Welling, American actor, director, and producer
1978 – Avant, American singer-songwriter
1978 – Joe Crede, American baseball player
1978 – Stana Katic, Canadian actress
1978 – Tyler Labine, Canadian actor
1978 – Peter Madsen, Danish footballer
1979 – Ariane Moffatt, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979 – Janne Wirman, Finnish keyboard player (Children of Bodom, Warmen, and Masterplan)
1980 – Jordana Brewster, Panamanian-American actress
1980 – Marlon King, English footballer
1980 – Anna Mucha, Polish actress
1980 – Channing Tatum, American actor and producer
1980 – Marnette Patterson, American actress
1981 – Matthieu Delpierre, French footballer
1981 – Ms. Dynamite, English rapper and producer
1981 – Caro Emerald, Dutch singer
1981 – Sandra Schmitt, German skier (d. 2000)
1982 – Brock Gillespie, American basketball player
1982 – Joanne Gobure, Nauruan poet
1982 – Jon Lee, English singer and actor (S Club)
1982 – Cooper Wallace, American football player
1982 – Novlene Williams-Mills, Jamaican sprinter
1983 – José María López, Argentine race car driver
1983 – Jessica Lynch, American soldier and educator
1985 – Nam Gyu-ri, South Korean singer and actress (SeeYa)
1985 – John Isner, American tennis player
1985 – Andrea Koch Benvenuto, Chilean tennis player
1986 – Lior Refaelov, Israeli footballer
1986 – Yuliya Zaripova, Russian runner
1987 – Jorge Andújar Moreno, Spanish footballer
1987 – Jessica Lee Rose, American-New Zealand actress
1988 – Hazel Ann Mendoza, Filipino actress
1988 – Manuel Viniegra, Mexican footballer
1988 – Eric Salamat, Filipino basketball player
1989 – Daesung, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor (Big Bang)
1990 – Jonathan dos Santos, Mexican footballer
1990 – Karty, Indian actor and dancer
1990 – See More Business, Irish race horse (d. 2014)
1990 – Nevin Spence, British-Irish Ulster Rugby union player (d. 2012)
1990 – Kim Yu-mi, South Korean model, Miss Korea 2012
1991 – Shahira Barry, Irish model
1991 – Ignacio Lores Varela, Uruguayan footballer
1992 – Danielle Hope, English actress and singer
1994 – Daniil Kvyat, Russian race car driver
1995 – Daniel Padilla, Filipino actor and singer

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