Who Was Born Today – December 26 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – December 26 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on December 26
1716 Thomas Gray, English poet.
1792 Charles Babbage, English mathematician who perfected the calculating machine.
1891 Henry Miller, American writer.
1893 Mao Tse-tung, founding father of the People’s Republic of China.
1894 Jean Toomer, poet and novelist who figured prominently in the Harlem Renaissance (Cane).
1905 William Loeb III, publisher of the Manchester Union Leader (later The New Hampshire Union Leader), one of the best-known small town newspapers in the US.
1907 Albert Gore Sr., US Senator from Tennessee who was instrumental in sponsoring and pushing through legislation that created America’s Interstate Highway System.
1914 Richard Widmark, actor (Kiss of Death); member of Western Performers Hall of Fame.
1921 Steve Allen, radio and TV personality, actor, musician, comedian, writer; hosted The Steve Allen Show and I’ve Got a Secret; won a Grammy for his jazz composition “The Gravy Waltz” (1963).
1924 Frank Broyles, college football player and coach; member of College Football Hall of Fame.
1927 Alan King, comedian, actor, producer, author (How to Pick Up Girls, Night and the CIty).
1939 Phil Spector, record producer; creator of the “Wall of Sound” production method; convicted in 2009 of murdering actress Lana Clarkson, he was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison.
1942 Dan Massey, social activist, author; co-founder and CEO of VenusPlusX.
1945 John Walsh, TV personality, victims rights advocate; created of America’s Most Wanted TV series after the murder of his son Adam in 1981.
1947 USMC General James T. Conway, commandant of the Marine Corps (2006-10); commanded 1st Marine Expeditionary Force during the Second Gulf War.
2000 Samuel Sevian, chess prodigy; at age 12 became youngest-ever United States International Master.

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