Friday, June 26, 2015

June 26 Birthdays

1501 – Cho Shik, Korean poet and scholar (d. 1572)
1575 – Anne Catherine of Brandenburg (d. 1612)
1582 – Johannes Schultz, German composer (d. 1653)
1681 – Hedvig Sophia of Sweden (d. 1708)
1689 – Edward Holyoke, American clergyman and academic (d. 1769)
1694 – Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1768)
1699 – Marie Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin, famous French salon hostess of the Enlightenment (d. 1777)
1702 – Philip Doddridge, English educator and hymnwriter (d. 1751)
1703 – Thomas Clap, American minister and academic (d. 1767)
1712 – Johann Andreas Silbermann, German organ builder (d. 1783)
1726 – Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia (d. 1796)
1730 – Charles Messier, French astronomer (d. 1817)
1764 – Jan Paweł Łuszczewski, Polish politician (d. 1812)
1786 – Sunthorn Phu, Thai poet (d. 1855)
1796 – Jan Paweł Lelewel, Polish painter (d. 1847)
1798 – Wolfgang Menzel, German poet and critic (d. 1873)
1817 – Branwell Brontë, English painter and poet (d. 1848)
1819 – Abner Doubleday, American general (d. 1893)
1821 – Bartolomé Mitre, Argentinian politician, 6th President of Argentina (d. 1906)
1824 – William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish physicist and engineer (d. 1907)
1835 – Thomas W. Knox, American journalist and author (d. 1896)
1839 – Sam Watkins, American soldier and author (d. 1901)
1854 – Robert Laird Borden, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1937)
1865 – Bernard Berenson, Lithuanian-American historian and author (d. 1959)
1866 – George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English archaeologist and banker (d. 1923)
1869 – Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish journalist and author (d. 1954)
1875 – Oskar Goßler, German rower (d. 1953)
1880 – Mitchell Lewis, American actor (d. 1956)
1881 – Ya'akov Cohen, Israeli linguist, poet, and playwright (d. 1960)
1885 – Antonie Nedošinská, Czech actress (d. 1950)
1892 – Pearl S. Buck, American author and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
1893 – Dorothy Fuldheim, American journalist (d. 1989)
1895 – George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1950)
1898 – Willy Messerschmitt, German engineer and businessman (d. 1978)
1898 – Chesty Puller, American general (d. 1971)
1899 – Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
1901 – Stuart Symington, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1988)
1902 – Hugues Cuénod, Swiss tenor (d. 2010)
1903 – Big Bill Broonzy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1958)
1904 – Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer and academic (d. 1951)
1904 – Peter Lorre, Slovak-American actor (d. 1964)
1905 – Lynd Ward, American author and illustrator (d. 1985)
1906 – Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (Lecuona Cuban Boys) (d. 1974)
1906 – Viktor Schreckengost, American industrial designer and sculptor (d. 2008)
1908 – Salvador Allende, Chilean physician and politician, 29th President of Chile (d. 1973)
1909 – Colonel Tom Parker, Dutch-American talent manager (d. 1997)
1909 – Wolfgang Reitherman, German-American animator, director, and producer (d. 1985)
1911 – Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American golfer and basketball player (d. 1956)
1911 – Bronisław Żurakowski, Polish engineer, plane constructor and glider test pilot (d. 2009)
1913 – Aimé Césaire, French poet, author, and politician (d. 2008)
1913 – Maurice Wilkes, English computer scientist and physicist (d. 2010)
1914 – Kathryn Johnston, American shooting victim (d. 2006)
1914 – Laurie Lee, English author and poet (d. 1997)
1915 – Paul Castellano, American mobster (d. 1985)
1915 – Charlotte Zolotow, American author and poet (d. 2013)
1916 – Virginia Satir, American psychotherapist and author (d. 1988)
1916 – Giuseppe Taddei, Italian opera singer (d. 2010)
1919 – Richard Neustadt, American political scientist and academic (d. 2003)
1920 – Jean-Pierre Roy, Canadian-American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2014)
1921 – Violette Szabo, French secret agent (d. 1945)
1922 – Walter Farley, American author (d. 1989)
1922 – Eleanor Parker, American actress (d. 2013)
1922 – Dick Smith, American make-up artist (d. 2014)
1923 – Franz-Paul Decker, German conductor
1924 – Kostas Axelos, Greek-French philosopher (d. 2010)
1925 – Pavel Belyayev, Russian soldier, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1970)
1925 – Wolfgang Unzicker, German Chess Grandmaster
1927 – Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author and poet (d. 2011)
1928 – Jacob Druckman, American composer (d. 1996)
1928 – Yoshiro Nakamatsu, Japanese inventor
1929 – Fred Bruemmer, Latvian-Canadian photographer and author (d. 2013)
1929 – Milton Glaser, American graphic designer
1930 – Jackie Fargo, American wrestler (d. 2013)
1931 – Colin Wilson, English philosopher and author (d. 2013)
1933 – Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (d. 2014)
1933 – Gene Green, American baseball player (d. 1981)
1935 – Carlo Facetti, Italian racing driver
1936 – Benjamin Adekunle, Nigerian general (d. 2014)
1936 – Robert Maclennan, Baron Maclennan of Rogart, Scottish politician
1936 – Edith Pearlman, American author
1936 – Jean-Claude Turcotte, Canadian cardinal (d. 2015)
1936 – Nancy Willard, American author and poet
1937 – Sombat Metanee, Thai actor and director
1937 – Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1937 – Reggie Workman, American jazz double bassist.
1938 – Neil Abercrombie, American sociologist and politician, 7th Governor of Hawaii
1938 – Billy Davis, Jr., American singer (The 5th Dimension)
1938 – Margret Göbl, German figure skater (d. 2013)
1938 – Gerald North, American climatologist and academic
1938 – Krzysztof Baranowski, Polish yachtsman and sailor
1939 – Chuck Robb, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 64th Governor of Virginia
1940 – Vyacheslav Ionov, Russian canoe racer (d. 2012)
1941 – Yves Beauchemin, Canadian author and academic
1941 – Hiro Narita, Japanese-American cinematographer
1942 – Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and politician
1943 – Georgie Fame, English singer and pianist
1943 – Warren Farrell, American author and educator
1944 – Wolfgang Weber, German footballer and manager
1944 – Gennady Zyuganov, Russian politician
1946 – Candace Pert, American neuroscientist and pharmacologist (d. 2013)
1949 – Fredric Brandt, American dermatologist and author (d. 2015)
1949 – Adrian Gurvitz, English singer-songwriter
1950 – Jaak Joala, Estonian singer (d. 2014)
1951 – Pamela Bellwood, American actress
1951 – Gary Gilmour, Australian cricketer and manager (d. 2014)
1952 – Gordon McQueen, Scottish footballer and manager
1952 – Greg Palast, American journalist and author
1953 – Robert Davi, American actor and singer
1954 – Steve Barton, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2001)
1955 – Dick Mol, Dutch paleontologist
1955 – Gedde Watanabe, American actor
1956 – Chris Isaak, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1956 – Patrick Mercer, English colonel and politician
1957 – Philippe Couillard, Canadian surgeon and politician, 31st Premier of Quebec
1958 – Riho Sibul, Estonian singer and guitarist (Ultima Thule and Propeller)
1959 – Mark McKinney, Canadian actor and screenwriter
1960 – Mark Durkan, Irish politician, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland
1961 – Greg LeMond, American cyclist
1961 – Terri Nunn, American singer and actress (Berlin)
1962 – Jerome Kersey, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
1963 – Richard Garfield, American game designer, created Magic: The Gathering
1963 – Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman
1964 – Tommi Mäkinen, Finnish race car driver
1966 – Dany Boon, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1966 – Yūko Minaguchi, Japanese voice actress
1967 – Inha Babakova, Ukrainian high jumper
1967 – Olivier Dahan, French director and screenwriter
1967 – Todd Pletcher, American horse trainer
1968 – Isshin Chiba, Japanese voice actor
1968 – Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer
1968 – Shannon Sharpe, American football player and sportscaster
1969 – Carlo Boszhard, Dutch singer and television host
1969 – Ingrid Lempereur, Belgian swimmer
1969 – Francis Magee, Irish actor
1969 – Geir Moen, Norwegian sprinter
1970 – Paul Thomas Anderson, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1970 – Paul Bitok, Kenyan runner
1970 – Irv Gotti, American record producer, co-founded The Inc. Records
1970 – Sean Hayes, American actor, singer, and producer
1970 – Takeshi Konomi, Japanese illustrator
1970 – Matt Letscher, American actor and playwright
1970 – Adam Ndlovu, Zimbabwean footballer (d. 2012)
1970 – Chris O'Donnell, American actor and producer
1970 – Nick Offerman, American actor and producer
1971 – Max Biaggi, Italian motorcycle racer
1972 – Garou, Canadian singer
1972 – Asako Tajimi, Japanese volleyball player
1972 – Jai Taurima, Australian long jumper
1973 – Amen, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Lordi)
1973 – Gretchen Wilson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974 – Derek Jeter, American baseball player
1974 – Nicole Saba, Lebanese singer and actress (The 4 Cats)
1974 – Kristofer Steen, Swedish guitarist (Refused and Final Exit)
1974 – Matt Striker, American wrestler, sportscaster, and actor
1975 – Chris Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey player
1975 – Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Canadian opera singer
1976 – Ed Jovanovski, Canadian ice hockey player
1976 – Paweł Małaszyński, Polish actor
1976 – Chad Pennington, American football player and sportscaster
1977 – Mark Jindrak, American wrestler
1977 – Florian Kehrmann, German handball player
1977 – Tite Kubo, Japanese illustrator
1977 – Quincy Lewis, American basketball player
1978 – Maxime Boilard, Canadian canoe racer
1979 – Brandi Burkhardt, American actress and singer
1979 – Ryo Fukuda, Japanese race car driver
1979 – Walter Herrmann, Argentinian basketball player
1979 – Ryan Tedder, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (OneRepublic)
1980 – Sinik, French rapper
1980 – Hamílton Hênio Ferreira Calheiros, Togolese footballer
1980 – Michael Jackson, English footballer
1980 – Jason Schwartzman, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor (Phantom Planet)
1980 – Michael Vick, American football player
1981 – Natalya Antyukh, Russian sprinter and hurdler
1981 – Paolo Cannavaro, Italian footballer
1981 – Kanako Kondō, Japanese voice actress
1981 – Damien Sargue, French singer and actor
1981 – Takashi Toritani, Japanese baseball player
1982 – Zuzana Kučová, Slovak tennis player
1983 – Vinícius Rodrigues Almeida, Brazilian footballer
1983 – Toyonoshima Daiki, Japanese sumo wrestler
1983 – Felipe Melo, Brazilian footballer
1983 – Antonio Rosati, Italian footballer
1984 – José Juan Barea, Puerto Rican basketball player
1984 – Yankuba Ceesay, Gambian footballer
1984 – Raymond Felton, American basketball player
1984 – Priscah Jeptoo, Kenyan runner
1984 – Aubrey Plaza, American actress
1984 – Jūlija Tepliha, Latvian figure skater
1984 – Gabrielle Walcott, Trinidadian model, Miss Trinidad & Tobago Universe 2011
1984 – Deron Williams, American basketball player
1985 – Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Tibetan spiritual leader, 17th Karmapa Lama
1985 – Arjun Kapoor, Indian actor
1986 – Xisco, Spanish footballer
1986 – Duvier Riascos, Colombian footballer
1987 – Carlos Iaconelli, Brazilian race car driver
1987 – Samir Nasri, French footballer
1987 – Hamilton Pereira, Uruguayan footballer
1988 – Rina Nakanishi, Japanese model and singer (AKB48)
1988 – Oliver Stang, German footballer
1988 – Masakazu Tashiro, Japanese footballer
1989 – Lü Huihui, Chinese javelin thrower
1989 – Carlos Lopez, American actor and stuntman (d. 2014)
1990 – Belaynesh Oljira, Ethiopian runner
1990 – Igor Subbotin, Estonian footballer
1991 – Houssem Chemali, French footballer
1991 – Diego Falcinelli, Italian footballer
1992 – Joel Campbell, Costa Rican footballer
1992 – Jennette McCurdy, American actress and singer
1993 – Ariana Grande, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
2005 – Princess Alexia of the Netherlands

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