July 26th Birthdays

July 26th Birthdays

July 26th Birthdays of important people from throughout history.
1030 – Stanislaus of Szczepanów, St. Stanislaw (d. 1079)
1467 – Ferdinand II, King of Naples
1678 – Joseph I Habsburg, German king/Roman catholic emperor (1705-11)
1694 – Johann Samuel Endler, composer
1739 – George Clinton, NY, (D-R) 4th VP (1805-12)
1782 – John Field, pianist/composer (Nocturnes), born in Dublin, Ireland
1791 – Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, 6th child of Austrian composer WAM
1796 – George Catlin, US, author/painter (American Indian scenes)
1799 – Isaac Babbitt, invented babbitt’s metal for bearings
1801 – John Drake Sloat, Ret Major General Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1867)
1802 – Winthrop Mackworth Praed, poet/politician, born in London, England
1802 – Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (d. 1855)
1805 – Constantine Brumidi, artist (Myrtle Murdock)
1813 – Isaac Baumann, Kassel Hesse, Germany, a Jewish pioneer and trader in Bloemfontein, South Africa
1820 – John Marshall Jones, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
1829 – August Beernaert, Belgian premier (1884-94) (Nobel-1909)
1842 – Alfred Marshall, economist, born in London, England
1846 – Texas Jack Omohundro, American frontier scout, actor, and cowboy (d. 1880)
1855 – Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist (d. 1936)
1856 – George Bernard Shaw, dramatist (Pygmalion-Nobel 1925), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1950)
1858 – Tommy Garrett, cricketer (original Australian Test player)
1860 – Philippe J Bunau-Varilla, French engineer (Colombia-Panama)
1863 – Jazeps Witols, composer
1865 – Philipp Scheidemann, German Parliament (SPD)/mayor of Kassel
1866 – Francesco Cilea, composer
1872 – George Louis Beer, historian (authority on British colonies)
1874 – Serge Koussevitzky, Vishny-Volotchok, Russia conductor (Boston Symp)
1875 – Carl Jung, Swiss Psychiatrist (founded analytic psychology), born in Kesswil, Switzerland (d. 1961)
1875 – Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (d. 1939)
1876 – Ernest Schelling, Belvidere NJ, composer/conductor (Victory Ball)
1877 – Hubert Ahaus, missionary (Harvest Fields)
1880 – Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1951)
1881 – Alexander J Kropholler, architect
1885 – Andre Maurois, Elbeuf, France, novelist/biographer
1886 – Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (d. 1965)
1888 – M Jouhandeau, writer
1891 – Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian
1892 – Philipp Jarnach, composer
1892 – Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1966)
1893 – George Grosz, German painter (Gott mit uns)
1894 – Aldous Huxley, Godalming Surrey, English author (‘Brave New World’, ‘Island’)
1894 – Ludovicus J Rogier, Dutch historian (Henric van Veldeken)
1895 – Jerry Verno, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd), born in London, England
1895 – Jane Bunford, Britain’s tallest-ever person (d. 1922)
1896 – Charles Butterworth, US, lawyer/actor (Mad Genius)
1896 – Evelyn Preer, US actress (Homesteader, Spider’s Webs)
1896 – Henry Birkin, British racing driver (d. 1933)
1897 – Paul Gallico, NY, novelist
1899 – Carel C van Essen, Dutch archaeologist (Italian & Roman art)
1899 – Danton Walker, Mariette Ga, columnist (Broadway Spotlight)
1901 – John Bleifer, Zawiercie Poland, actor (Highway to Heaven)
1902 – Gracie Allen, SF California, Mrs George Burns/comedian (Burns & Allen)
1903 – Donald Voorhees, Allentown Pa, conductor (Bell Telephone Hour)
1904 – Jack Allan Westrup, composer
1906 – Armando Jose Fernandes, composer
1906 – Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence (d. 1943)
1907 – Gioconda de Vito, violinist
1907 – Istvan Pelle, Hungary, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1932)
1908 – Salvador Allende Gossens, Chile’s last elected president (1970-73)
1909 – Gerardina I “Diny” van Amstel, Dutch actress (Dijntje & Trijntje)
1909 – Peter Thorneycroft, British politician (d. 1994)
1909 – Vivian Vance, Cherryvale Kansas, American actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy) (d. 1979)
1912 – Derek Riches, diplomat
1913 – Lou Salica, US, flyweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1932)
1914 – Ralph Hunsecker Blane, songwriter
1914 – Erskine Hawkins, American musician and bandleader (d. 1993)
1914 – Ellis Kinder, American baseball player (d. 1968)
1917 – Bertil Nordahl, Sweden, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1948)
1917 – Richard Desborough Burnell, England, double sculls (Olympic-gold-1948)
1918 – Marjorie Lord [Wollenberg], American actress (Make Room for Daddy, Sherlock Holmes in Washington), born in San Francisco, California
1919 – James Lovelock, scientist
1919 – Kenneth Snowman, antiquarian
1919 – Virginia Gilmore, American actress (d. 1986)
1920 – Bob Waterfield, NFL QB (Rams)
1921 – Jean Shepherd, American writer (d. 1999)
1922 – Andrzej Koszewski, composer
1922 – Blake Edwards, OK, writer/director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
1922 – Frank Price, CEO (British Waterways Board)
1922 – Jason Robards Jr, actor (A Thousand Clowns, Any Wednesday), born in Chicago, Illinois
1923 – Peter Carey, permanent secretary (DTI)
1923 – [James] Hoyt Wilhelm, knuckleball pitcher (Orioles)
1923 – Jan Berenstain, American author, (d. 2012)
1924 – Elias Motsoaledi, South African Umkhonto we Sizwe-commandant
1924 – John Kilgour, director of prison medical services (Home Office)
1924 – Louis Bellson, Rock Falls Ill, orchestra leader (Pearl Bailey Show)
1925 – Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (d. 2000)
1926 – Barbara Jefford, actress (Saint, Reunion, Ulysses)
1926 – Don Carter, bowling great (1st PBA president)
1926 – James Best [Jewel Franklin Guy], Powderly, Kentucky, American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard, Sounder)
1926 – Ana María Matute, Spanish author
1927 – G S Ramchand, cricketer (valuable all-rounder in 33 Tests for India)
1927 – M H W Wells, CEO (Charterhouse Japhet)
1928 – Hans Haselbock, composer
1928 – Stanley Kubrick, Bronx NY, director (2001, Dr Strangelove, Lolita)
1928 – Tadeusz Baird, Polish composer (Giocosa)
1928 – Don Beauman, British racing driver (d. 1955)
1928 – Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (d. 1980)
1928 – Peter Lougheed, Canadian politician
1929 – Alexis Weissenberg, Sofia Bulgaria, pianist (Levintritt-1948)
1929 – Jean Shepherd, humorist (Playboy satire Award 1966, 1967, 1969)
1929 – Marc Lalonde, French Canadian politician
1930 – Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes
1931 – A M F (Sandy) Ross, managing-director (Mary Quant)
1931 – Takashi Ono, Japan, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
1933 – Lance Percival, actor/singer (Darling Lili, Our Miss Fred)
1934 – Anthony Gilbert, composer
1936 – Antonio Mastrogiovanni, composer
1936 – Kathryn Hays, actress (Kim Hughes-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
1936 – Mary Millar, English actress (d. 1998)
1938 – Keith Peters, physician
1938 – Peter Hall, diplomat
1938 – Bobby Hebb, Nashville Tn, country singer/songwriter (Sunny)
1938 – Darlene Love, American singer
1939 – J W Howard, Prime Minister of Australia
1939 – Wopko Jensma, Middelburg, Eastern Province, South African poet and graphic designer
1940 – Brian Mawhinney, chairman (British Conservative Party)
1940 – Mary Jo Kopechne, Ted Kennedy’s car passenger
1940 – Dobie Gray, Brookshire Texas, American singer (Drift Away)
1940 – Tolis Voskopoulos, Greek singer
1941 – Brenton Wood, Shreveport La, rocker (Gimme Little Sign)
1942 – Vladimír Mečiar, Slovak prime minister
1942 – Teddy Pilette, Belgian racing driver
1943 – Mick Jagger, English, rock vocalist (Rolling Stones)
1943 – Peter Hyams, director (2010, Capricorn 1, Relic, Timecop)
1943 – Roger Smalley, composer
1944 – Kiel Martin, Pitts Pa, actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues)
1944 – Micki J King, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1972)
1944 – Rimantas Antanas-Antonovich Stankiavichus, Russian cosmonaut
1945 – Linda Harrison, Berlin Md, actress (Bracken’s World, Planet of Apes)
1945 – Helen Mirren [Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironoff], English actress (The Queen, The Madness of King George), born in London, England
1946 – Anne Wright, Vice-Chancellor (Sunderland U)
1947 – Pauline Clare, Chief Constable (Lancashire)
1947 – Al Anderson, Windsor, Connecticut, guitarist (NRBQ)
1948 – Norair Nurikian, Bulgari, bantam weight (Olympic-gold-1972, 76)
1949 – Roger Taylor, British rock drummer (Queen-Bohemian Rhapsody)
1949 – William M Shepherd, Oak Ridge Tn, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 27, 41, 52)
1950 – Paul McHale, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
1950 – Susan George, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo), born in London, England
1950 – Nelinho, Brazilian footballer
1950 – Rich Vogler, American race car driver (d. 1990)
1951 – Robert Edwin Wadkins, Richmond VA, PGA golfer (1994 Kemper Open-2nd)
1951 – William Surles “Bill” McArthur Jr, NC, astro (STS 58, 74, sk: 92)
1952 – Ludmila Maslakova, USSR, relay runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
1952 – Scott David Cook, Glendale Ca, CEO (Intuit-Quicken)
1953 – Robert Phillips, classical guitarist
1954 – Lawrence Watt-Evans, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Sword of Bheleu)
1954 – Vitas Gerulaitis, Brooklyn NY, tennis star (Australia 1987)
1955 – Nicholas Walker, Bogota Col, actor (Capitol, Jimmy-General Hospital)
1956 – Dorothy Hamill, Riverside Ct, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1976)
1956 – Tommy Rich, American professional wrestler
1957 – Jeff Blatnick, Schenectady NY, wrestling (Oly-gold-1984)
1957 – Nana Visitor, [Tucker], actress (Deep Space 9)
1957 – Wayne Grady, Brisbane, Australia, PGA golfer (1990 PGA Champion)
1957 – Yuen Biao, Hong Kong actor
1957 – Hart Hanson, American television writer and producer
1958 – Ramona Neubert, German DR, long jumper/pentathlete (Oly-4th-80)
1958 – Angela Hewitt, Canadian classical pianist
1959 – Kevin Spacey, South Orange NJ, actor (Dad, Henry & June, Darrow)
1959 – Rick Bragg, American writer
1960 – LaTaunya Pollard, East Chic Ind, (Olympics-1980, 84)
1960 – Mitch Kahn, San Clemente California, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1961 – Andy Connel, rocker (Swingout Sister-Swingout)
1961 – Gary Cherone, heavy metal vocalist (Extreme-More Than Words), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1961 – Yolanda Chen, Moscow Russia, triple jumper (indoor record)
1961 – Dimitris Saravakos, Greek footballer
1961 – Keiko Matsui, Japanese musician and composer
1962 – Galina Chistyakova, Russian jumper (world record 1988)
1962 – Jody Reed, infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Tampa, Florida
1963 – Andrew C Timmons, Scottsdale Az, guitarist (Danger Danger-Screw It)
1963 – Marianne Berglund, Sweden, cyclist (1983 Ruffles Tour of Texas)
1964 – Sandra Bullock, Wash DC, actress (Speed, Net, Love & War)
1964 – Anne Provoost, Belgian author (In the Shadow of the Ark)
1964 – Ralf Metzenmacher, German painter and designer
1964 – Danny Woodburn, American actor
1965 – Jeremy Piven, American actor and producer (Entourage, Serendipity), born in NYC, New York
1965 – Jennifer Ashe, actress (As the World Turns)
1965 – Jim Lindberg, American musician (Pennywise)
1967 – David McKenzie, Footscray VIC, Australian golfer
1967 – Anthony Durante, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
1967 – Tim Schafer, American computer game designer
1968 – Mike Mohler, Dayton OH, pitcher (Oakland A’s)
1969 – Greg Colbrunn, Fontana CA, infielder (Florida Marlins)
1969 – Jonty Rhodes, South African cricket batsman (brilliant fielder)
1969 – Marc Boutte, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
1969 – Patrick Alfred Bates, St Louis MO, PGA golfer (1994 NIKE Dakota Open)
1970 – Kenny Wilhite, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1970 – Phil Alley, cricketer (NSW left-arm pace bowler)
1971 – Neus Avila, Lerida Spain, tennis star (Futures-Valencia-ESP 1995)
1971 – Reggie Carthon, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1971 – Khaled Mahmud, Former Bangladeshi cricketer
1972 – Ryan Christopherson, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1972 – Sean Graham, CFL slot back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1972 – Tydus Winans, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins, Roughriders)
1973 – Jean Francois Bergeron, St Jerome Quebec, boxer (Olympics-96)
1973 – Peter Heijsteek, soccer player (DFC/Dordrecht ’90)
1973 – Kate Beckinsale, British actress
1973 – Lenka Šarounová, Czech astronomer
1974 – Bubba Wells, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
1974 – Dean Sturridge, English Footballer
1974 – Dan Konopka, American musician (OK Go)
1975 – Joe Smith, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors)
1976 – Brad Wilkins, American architect
1977 – Martin Laursen, Danish footballer
1977 – Rebecca St. James, Australian-born singer
1979 – Peter Sarno, Canadian ice hockey player
1979 – Mageina Tovah, American actress
1979 – Erik Westrum, American ice hockey player
1980 – Dave Baksh, Canadian guitarist (Sum 41)
1980 – Lee Dong-gun, South Korean actor
1981 – Abe Forsythe, Australian actor/director
1982 – Chez Starbuck, American actor
1983 – Roderick Strong, American professional wrestler
1983 – Delonte West, American basketball player
1984 – Kyriakos Ioannou, Cypriot high jumper
1985 – Gaël Clichy, French footballer
1985 – Audrey De Montigny, Quebec singer
1987 – Miriam McDonald, Canadian actress
1993 – Taylor Momsen, American actress

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