Who Was Born Today – August 26 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – August 26 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on August 26
1743 Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry who defined the role of oxygen and named it.
1874 Lee De Forest, physicist, inventor, considered the father of radio.
1875 John Buchan, Lord Tweedsmuir, writer and governor general of Canada, famous for his book The Thirty-Nine Steps.
1898 Peggy Guggenheim, art patron and collector.
1906 Christopher Isherwood, English novelist and playwright, author of Goodbye to Berlin, the inspiration for the play I am a Camera and the musical and film Cabaret.
1906 Albert Sabin, medical researcher, developed the polio vaccine.
1910 Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu), missionary, Nobel Prize laureate for her work in the slums of Calcutta.
1922 Irving Levine, journalist; first American television correspondent to be accredited in the Soviet Union.
1940 Donald Leroy “Don” LaFontaine, voice-over actor; recorded more than 5,000 film trailers and hundreds of thousands of television advertisements, network promotions, and video game trailers.
1944 Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Richard Alexander Walter George).
1945 Tom Ridge, first US Secretary of Homeland Security.
1952 Will Shortz, American puzzle creator and editor.
1957 Nikky Finey (Lynn Carol Finney), poet; won National Book Award (Head Off & Split).
1960 Branford Marsalis, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader.
1970 Melissa Ann McCarthy, comedian, writer, producer, Emmy-winning actress (Mike & Molly TV series).

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