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Day History: September-26

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Famous Birthdays


1329- Anne of Bavaria -(d. 1353)

1711- Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple -English politician, First Lord of the Admiralty (d. 1779)

1750- Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood -English admiral (d. 1810)

1758- Cosme Argerich -Argentinian physician (d. 1820)

1767- Wenzel Müller -Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1835)

1774- Johnny Appleseed -American environmentalist (d. 1845)

1791- Théodore Géricault -French painter and lithographer (d. 1824)

1792- William Hobson -Irish-New Zealand explorer and politician, 1st Governor of New Zealand (d. 1842)

1820- Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar -Indian philosopher, painter, and academic (d. 1891)

1840- Louis-Olivier Taillon -Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Premier of Quebec (d. 1923)

1843- Joseph Furphy -Australian author and poet (d. 1912)

1849- Ivan Pavlov -Russian physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)

1865- Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford -(d. 1937)

1867- Winsor McCay -American illustrator and animator (d. 1934)

1869- Komitas -Armenian-French priest and composer (d. 1935)

1870- Christian X of Denmark -(d. 1947)

1872- Max Ehrmann -American poet and lawyer (d. 1945)

1873- Wacław Berent -Polish author and translator (d. 1940)

1873- Alexey Shchusev -Russian architect, designed Lenin's Mausoleum (d. 1949)

1874- Lewis Hine -American photographer and activist (d. 1940)

1875- Edmund Gwenn -English-American actor and singer (d. 1959)

1876- Edith Abbott -American economist, social worker, and author (d. 1957)

1876- Philip Kassel -American gymnast (d. 1959)

1876- Ghulam Bhik Nairang -Indian poet, lawyer, and politician (d. 1952)

1877- Ugo Cerletti -Italian neurologist and academic (d. 1963)

1877- Alfred Cortot -Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1962)

1881- Hiram Wesley Evans -American Ku Klux Klan leader (d. 1966)

1884- Jack Bickell -Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1951)

1886- Archibald Hill -English physiologist, academic, and politician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1977)

1887- Edwin Keppel Bennett -English author and poet (d. 1958)

1887- Antonio Moreno -Spanish-American actor and director (d. 1967)

1887- Barnes Wallis -English scientist and engineer, invented the Bouncing bomb (d. 1979)

1888- J. Frank Dobie -American journalist and author (d. 1964)

1888- T. S. Eliot -American-English publisher, playwright, and critic, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

1889- Gordon Brewster -Irish cartoonist (d. 1946)

1889- Martin Heidegger -German philosopher and academic (d. 1976)

1890- Jack Tresadern -English footballer and manager (d. 1959)

1891- Charles Münch -French violinist and conductor (d. 1968)

1892- Robert Staughton Lynd -American sociologist and academic (d. 1970)

1893- Gladys Brockwell -American actress (d. 1929)

1895- Jürgen Stroop -German SS officer (d. 1952)

1897- Pope Paul VI -(d. 1978)

1897- Arthur Rhys-Davids -English lieutenant and pilot (d. 1917)

1898- George Gershwin -American pianist and composer (d. 1937)

1900- Suzanne Belperron -French jewelry designer (d. 1983)

1901- George Raft -American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1980)

1905- Millito Navarro -Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2011)

1905- Karl Rappan -Austrian footballer and coach (d. 1996)

1907- Anthony Blunt -English historian and spy (d. 1983)

1907- Bep van Klaveren -Dutch boxer (d. 1992)

1909- Bill France, Sr. -American race car driver, founded NASCAR (d. 1992)

1909- A. P. Hamann -American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 1977)

1911- Al Helfer -American sportscaster (d. 1975)

1913- Frank Brimsek -American ice hockey player (d. 1998)

1914- Achille Compagnoni -Italian skier and mountaineer (d. 2009)

1914- Jack LaLanne -American fitness expert (d. 2011)

1917- Réal Caouette -Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1976)

1917- Tran Duc Thao -Vietnamese-French philosopher and theorist (d. 1993)

1918- John Rankine -Welsh author (d. 2013)

1918- John Zacherle -American television host, voice actor, and singer

1919- Barbara Britton -American actress (d. 1980)

1919- Matilde Camus -Spanish poet and author (d. 2012)

1922- Takis Miliadis -Greek actor (d. 1985)

1922- Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia -(d. 2014)

1923- Dev Anand -Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)

1923- Hugh Griffiths, Baron Griffiths -English cricketer, lawyer, and judge

1923- James Hennessy -English businessman and diplomat

1925- Norm Dussault -American-Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2012)

1925- Marty Robbins -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and race car driver (d. 1982)

1926- Julie London -American singer and actress (d. 2000)

1926- Manfred Mayrhofer -Austrian philologist and academic (d. 2011)

1927- Robert Cade -American physician and educator, co-invented Gatorade (d. 2007)

1927- Patrick O'Neal (actor)|Patrick O'Neal -American actor (d. 1994)

1927- Enzo Bearzot -Italian footballer and manager (d. 2010)

1928- Bob Van der Veken -Belgian actor

1928- Wilford White -American football player (d. 2013)

1930- Philip Bosco -American actor

1930- Joe Brown (climber)|Joe Brown -English mountaineer and author

1930- Fritz Wunderlich -German tenor and actor (d. 1966)

1931- Kenneth Parnell -American sex offender (d. 2008)

1932- Richard Herd -American actor

1932- Manmohan Singh -Indian economist and politician, 13th Prime Minister of India

1932- Vladimir Voinovich -Russian author and poet

1933- Donna Douglas -American actress and singer

1934- Neil Coles -English golfer and architect

1935- Lou Myers (actor)|Lou Myers -American actor (d. 2013)

1935- Joe Sherlock -Irish politician (d. 2007)

1936- Winnie Madikizela-Mandela -South African academic and politician

1937- Valentin Pavlov -Russian banker and politician, 11th Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 2003)

1937- Jerry Weintraub -American actor and producer

1938- Lucette Aldous -New Zealand-Australian ballerina and educator

1938- Lars-Jacob Krogh -Norwegian journalist (d. 2010)

1939- Ricky Tomlinson -English actor and screenwriter

1941- Salvatore Accardo -Italian violinist and conductor

1941- Martine Beswick -Jamaican-English model and actress

1942- Kent McCord -American actor

1943- Ian Chappell -Australian cricketer and sportscaster

1943- Tim Schenken -Australian race car driver

1944- Jan Brewer -American politician, 22nd Governor of Arizona

1944- Keith O'Nions -English geologist and academic

1944- Anne Robinson -English journalist and game show host

1945- Louise Beaudoin -Canadian academic and politician

1945- Gal Costa -Brazilian singer and actress

1945- Bryan Ferry -English singer-songwriter (The Bryan Ferry Orchestra and Roxy Music)

1946- Andrea Dworkin -American activist and author (d. 2005)

1946- John MacLachlan Gray -Canadian actor, playwright, and composer

1946- Togo Igawa -Japanese actor

1946- Radha Krishna Mainali -Nepalese politician

1946- Louise Simonson -American author

1946- Christine Todd Whitman -American politician, 50th Governor of New Jersey

1947- Lynn Anderson -American singer and actress

1947- Philippe Lavil -French singer and actor

1948- Olivia Newton-John -English-Australian singer-songwriter and actress

1949- Clodoaldo -Brazilian footballer

1949- Wendy Saddington -Australian singer (Chain (band)|Chain and James Taylor Move) (d. 2013)

1949- Jane Smiley -American author

1949- Marie Tifo -Canadian actress

1949- Minette Walters -English author

1951- Ronald DeFeo, Jr. -American murderer

1951- Stuart Tosh -Scottish singer-songwriter and drummer (10cc and Pilot (band)|Pilot)

1952- Predrag Miletić -Serbian actor and singer

1953- Joe Benigno -American radio host

1953- Dolores Keane -Irish singer and actress (De Dannan)

1953- Paul Stephenson (police officer)|Paul Stephenson -English police officer

1954- Craig Chaquico -American guitarist (Jefferson Starship)

1954- Kevin Kennedy (baseball)|Kevin Kennedy -American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster

1955- Carlene Carter -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1956- Steve Butler -American race car driver

1956- Linda Hamilton -American actress

1957- Klaus Augenthaler -German footballer and manager

1958- Darby Crash -American singer-songwriter (Germs (band)|Germs and Darby Crash Band) (d. 1980)

1958- Robert Kagan -Greek-American historian and author

1958- Richard B. Weldon, Jr. -American sailor and politician

1958- Rudi Cerne -German figure skater and journalist

1959- Rich Gedman -American baseball player and coach

1960- Uwe Bein -German footballer and manager

1960- Jouke de Vries -Dutch academic and politician

1961- Charlotte Fich -Danish actress

1961- Marianne Mikko -Estonian journalist and politician

1961- Oliver Peyton -Irish businessman

1961- Will Self -English journalist and author

1962- Melissa Sue Anderson -American-Canadian actress

1962- Peter Foster -Australian criminal

1962- Mark Haddon -English author and poet

1962- Lawrence Leritz -American actor, singer, and dancer

1962- Al Pitrelli -American guitarist and songwriter (Megadeth, Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Asia (band)|Asia)

1963- Lysette Anthony -English actress and producer

1963- Joe Nemechek -American race car driver

1964- Nicki French -English singer and dancer

1964- Dave Martinez -American baseball player and coach

1964- John Tempesta -American drummer (White Zombie (band)|White Zombie, Helmet, Testament (band)|Testament, The Cult, and Scum of the Earth (band)|Scum of the Earth)

1965- Cindy Herron -American singer and actress (En Vogue)

1965- Alexandra Lencastre -Portuguese actress

1965- Petro Poroshenko -Ukrainian businessman and politician, 5th President of Ukraine

1966- Dean Butterworth -English-American drummer (Good Charlotte and Sugar Ray)

1966- Christos Dantis -Greek singer-songwriter and producer

1966- Craig Heyward -American football player (d. 2006)

1966- Jillian Reynolds -Canadian actress and sportscaster

1967- Bruno Akrapović -Bosnian footballer

1967- Shannon Hoon -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Blind Melon) (d. 1995)

1968- Jim Caviezel -American actor

1968- Tricia O'Kelley -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1968- Ben Shenkman -American actor

1969- Anthony Kavanagh -Canadian comedian, actor, and singer

1969- Andy Petterson -Australian footballer

1969- David Slade -English director and producer

1969- Holger Stanislawski -German footballer and manager

1969- Paul Warhurst -English footballer and manager

1970- Sheri Moon Zombie -American actress and fashion designer

1970- David Parland -Swedish guitarist (Dark Funeral, War (Swedish band)|War, Necrophobic, and Infernal (Swedish band)|Infernal) (d. 2013)

1972- Ras Kass -American rapper, producer, and actor (The Hrsmn)

1972- Melanie Paxson -American actress

1972- Shawn Stockman -American singer and actor (Boyz II Men)

1973- Marty Casey -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Lovehammers)

1973- Julienne Davis -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1973- Chris Small -Scottish snooker player

1973- Olga Vasdeki -Greek triple jumper

1974- Boris Cepeda -German-Ecuadorian pianist and diplomat

1974- Gary Hall, Jr. -American swimmer

1974- Martin Müürsepp -Estonian basketball player and coach

1975- Emma Härdelin -Swedish singer and violinist (Garmarna and Triakel)

1975- Jake Paltrow -American director and screenwriter

1976- Michael Ballack -German footballer

1976- Tyler Denk -American model and actor

1976- Sami Vänskä -Finnish bass player (Nightwish and Nattvindens Gråt)

1977- Kaylynn -American porn actress

1977- André Hunger -German sculptor

1978- Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot -Kenyan runner

1979- Jon Harley -English footballer

1979- Simon Kirch -German sprinter

1979- Naomichi Marufuji -Japanese wrestler

1979- Fuifui Moimoi -Tongan-New Zealand rugby player

1979- Jaycie Phelps -American gymnast

1979- Jacob Tierney -Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter

1980- Patrick Friesacher -Austrian race car driver

1980- Brooks Orpik -American ice hockey player

1980- Daniel Sedin -Swedish ice hockey player

1980- Henrik Sedin -Swedish ice hockey player

1981- Aras Baskauskas -American reality show contestant, winner of ''Survivor: Panama''

1981- Christina Milian -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

1981- Ayumi Tsunematsu -Japanese voice actress

1981- Collien Ulmen-Fernandes -German actress

1981- Serena Williams -American tennis player

1982- Rob Burrow -English rugby player

1982- Simon Picone -Italian rugby player

1982- Miguel Alfredo Portillo -Argentinian footballer

1982- Jon Richardson (comedian)|Jon Richardson -English comedian and radio host

1983- Samantha Hammel -American actress, singer, and producer

1983- D'Qwell Jackson -American football player

1983- Archimede Morleo -Italian footballer

1983- Ricardo Quaresma -Portuguese footballer

1984- Thore Schölermann -German actor

1984- Nev Schulman -American photographer, television host, and producer

1985- Lenna Kuurmaa -Estonian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (Vanilla Ninja)

1985- Talulah Riley -English actress

1986- Ashley Leggat -Canadian actress, singer, and dancer

1986- Rebecca Lim -Singaporean actress

1987- Rosanna Munter -Swedish singer-songwriter and actress (Play (group)|Play)

1988- James Blake (musician)|James Blake -English singer-songwriter

1988- Kiira Korpi -Finnish figure skater

1988- Marina Kuroki -Japanese actress and singer

1988- Mark Simpson (clarinetist)|Mark Simpson -English clarinet player

1989- Nesma Mahgoub -Egyptian singer

1989- Emma Rigby -English actress

1990- Pavel Avdeyev -Russian footballer

1991- Alma Jodorowsky -French model, actress, and singer

1991- Dan Preston -English footballer

1995- Miloš Veljković -Serbian footballer

2000- Princess Salma bint Abdullah -of Jordan