Saturday, January 26, 2008

Today's Birthdays, January 26

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 - 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)
1857 - the 12th Dalai Lama (d. 1875)
1868 - Juventino Rosas, Mexican composer (d. 1894)
1880 - Douglas MacArthur, American general and Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1964)
1887 - François Faber, Luxembourgian cyclist (d. 1915)
1887 - Marc Mitscher, American Navy Admiral (d. 1947)
1891 - Frank Costello, Italian-born gangster (d. 1973)
1891 - Wilder Penfield, American-born Canadian neurosurgeon (d. 1976)
1892 - Zara Cully, American actress (d. 1978)
1893 - Giuseppe Genco Russo, Sicilian mafioso (d. 1976)
1900 - Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. 1967)
1901 - Stuart Symington, American politician (d. 1988)
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 - Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist (d. 1997)
1908 - Jill Esmond, English actress (d. 1990)
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
1921 - Akio Morita, Japanese businessman (d. 1999)
1921 - Eddie Barclay, French producer (Barclay Records) (d. 2005)
1922 - Michael Bentine, British comedian (d. 1996)
1923 - Anne Jeffreys, American actress
1924 - Rauf Denktash, Cypriot politician
1924 - Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician (d. 1998)
1924 - Alice Babs, Swedish singer
1925 - Joan Leslie, American actress
1925 - Paul Newman, American actor, philanthropist, race car driver and race team owner
1925 - Claude Ryan, Quebec 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)
1931 - Mary Murphy, American film actress
1932 - Coxsone Dodd, Jamaican record producer
1933 - Ercole Baldini, Italian cyclist
1934 - Roger Landry, Quebec businessman and newspaper publisher
1935 - Bob Uecker, American baseball player and broadcaster
1937 - Joseph Saidu Momoh, Sierra Leone political leader (d. 2003)
1941 - Scott Glenn, American actor
1941 - Henry Jaglom, English director
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 - Michel Sardou, French singer
1947 - Patrick Dewaere, French actor (d. 1982)
1949 - Jonathan Carroll, American author
1949 - David Strathairn, American actor
1950 - Janet Lupo, American model
1953 - Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark
1953 - Lucinda Williams, American singer
1954 - Kim Hughes, Australian cricketer
1955 - Eddie Van Halen, Dutch musician
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 - Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player
1962 - Oscar Ruggeri, Argentine footballer
1963 - José Mourinho, Portuguese football manager
1963 - Andrew Ridgeley, English musician
1964 - Paul Johansson, American actor
1965 - Natalia Yurchenko, Soviet gymnast
1965 - Thomas Östros, Swedish politician
1967 - Pradip Somasundaran, Indian playback singer
1968 - Ravi Teja, Tollywood film actor
1970 - Kirk Franklin, American singer
1970 - David Perry aka David Cassidy, David Lecogneur, Dave Ruze, David Reuzo
1971 - Bryan Callen, American actor
1971 - Dorian Gregory, American actor
1974 - Shannon Hale, American author
1976 - Frankie Rayder, American model
1976 - Willie Adler, American guitar player
1977 - Vince Carter, American basketball player
1977 - Xxxena star of Mom Got Ass and Nude Soccer Moms
1977 - Justin Gimelstob, American tennis player
1978 - Estéban Germán, Dominican baseball player
1978 - Corina Morariu, American tennis player
1978 - Kelly Stables, American actress
1979 - Sara Rue, American actress
1980 - Hypnotic aka Hypnotique, Hypnotiq, Hypnotica Porn Actress
1981 - Juan Jose Haedo, Argentinian Cyclist
1982 - Deja Dare aka Deja Daire Adult film star
1984 - Layla Kayleigh, British television personality
1984 - Iain Turner, Scottish footballer
1984 - Luo Xuejuan, Chinese swimmer
1986 - Gerald Green, American basketball player
1986 - Matt Heafy, American musician (Trivium)
1986 - Shantelle Taylor, Canadian professional wrestler
1986 - Nikki Lane, American Porn Star
1987 - Vladimir Garin, Russian actor (d. 2003)
1988 - Mia Rose, British-Portuguese singer
1989 - Emily Hughes, American figure skater
1993 - Cameron Bright, Canadian actor

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