Birthdays of Personalities on April 26

xxxx :Jamal, [Taleeb Sajada Phillips], Newark NJ, rapper (Illegal)
1319 :Jean II, the Good, king of France (1350-64)
1538 :Giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato)
1564 :William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet)
1573 :Marie de'Medici, Queen of France
1637 :Philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized
1648 :Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706)
1711 :David Hume, English empiricist/philosopher (Treatise of Human Nature)
1718 :Esek Hopkins, US, 1st commander-in-chief (US Navy)
1726 :Pasquale Paoli, Corsican freedom fighter
1776 :Joan M Kemper, Dutch lawyer (designed civil code law book)
1782 :Maria Amalia of Bourbon-Sicily, wife of Louis Phillip of Austria
1785 :John James Audubon, Haiti, bird watcher/artist
1787 :Ludwig Uhland, writer
1798 :Ferdinand EugŠne Delacroix, French painter/lithograph/etcher (Journal)
1808 :Martha Finley, children's book author
1812 :Alfred Krupp, German arms merchant
1820 :Alice Cary, Cincinnati, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel)
1822 :Frederick Law Olmsted, architect/writer (designed Central Park)
1827 :Charles Edward Hovey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1834 :Artemus Ward, (Charles Farrar Browne), humorist
1836 :Erminnie Adelle Platt, US, ethnologist (Iriquois-English Dictionary)
1839 :Cyrus Hamblin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
1841 :Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian
1860 :Alphonse M A J Ari‰ns, Dutch pastor
1863 :Arno Holz, writer
1863 :Charles Haslewood Shannon, lithographer/painter
1868 :Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere/Newspaper publisher
1868 :Robert Herrick, US writer (Common lot)
1873 :Otto zur Linde, German author (Charon)
1875 :Syngman Rhee, South Korea, pres of South Korea (1948-60) [or Mar 26]
1879 :Owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)
1880 :Mikhail Fokine, Russia, choreographer/founder of modern dance
1888 :Aleksandr Mikhailov, USSR, astronomer
1889 :Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austria, philosopher (Tractatus)
1893 :Anita Loos, author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
1894 :Rudolf Hess, Hitler's Deputy Fhrer, only prisoner at Spandau
1898 :Edward PF Eagan, Denver, boxer (Oly-gold-20)/bobsledder (Oly-gold-32)
1898 :John Grierson, documentary film maker
1898 :Vicente Aleixandre, Spain, writer (Ambito, Bird of Paper, Nobel 1977)
1900 :Charles Richter, Ohio, Earthquakes seismologist (Richter scale)
1903 :Geoffrey Worthington, Air vice-marshall
1903 :Niven Busch, US screenwriter (Postman Always Rings Twice)
1904 :Paul E "Cardinal" Leger, archbishop (Montreal)
1904 :William "Count" Basie, jazz pianist (Policy Man, Blazing Saddles)
1906 :Gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns, comedienne (George Burns Show)
1907 :Theun de Vries, writer (February; PC Hooft prize 1981)
1910 :Johan Doorn, Dutch journalist/resistance fighter (Orange Newspaper)
1911 :Marianne Hoppe, Rostock Germany (Bei Thea, Liebrauen)
1912 :A[lfred] E[lton] van Vogt, Canada, sci-fi author (Wizard of Linn)
1914 :Bernard Malamud, US, novelist (Fixer, Natural, Pulitizer 1967)
1914 :Charlie Chester, British comedian (Never Say Die)
1914 :Horace Leonard Gold, Sci-Fi writer/editor
1914 :James William Rouse, US builder (shopping malls/Columbia, Maryland)
1916 :Morris L West, Australia, novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman)
1917 :I[eoh] M[ing] Pei, Canton, China, architect (1961 Brunner Prize)
1918 :Fanny Blankers-Koen, Holland, 100m/200m dash, hurdler (Olym-gold-1948)
1918 :Jack Morpurgo, American Literature scholar (Leeds University)
1921 :Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City & Guilds Institute)
1921 :Jimmy Giuffre, jazz musician
1921 :Margaret Gowing, professor (history, science)
1922 :James Holt, medieval historian
1922 :Jeanne Sauv‚, 1st female Governor-General (Canada, 1984-90)
1922 :Margaret Scott, founder (Australian Ballet School)
1922 :Pol Bury, Belgian sculptor
1923 :Oliver Millar, Surveyor (Queen's Pictures)
1926 :Anton PO Ekstr”m, Swedish writer (Summer Dances)
1926 :David Coleman, sports commentator
1926 :Michael Joughin, CEO (Scottish Hydro-Electric)
1927 :Jack Douglas, comedian (My Brother Was an Only Child, Jack Paar Show)
1928 :Gordon Downey, British Comptroller General/Reader Rep (Independent)
1928 :Hertha Kr„ftner, writer
1930 :Justin Gosling, principal (St Edmund Hall Oxford)
1934 :J Micheal McCloskey, environmentalist/chairman (Sierra Club)
1936 :Edward Cazalet, British High Court Judge
1938 :Maurice Williams, rocker
1938 :Willie Wood, bowler
1939 :Roger Buckley, British High Court Judge
1941 :John Battle, MP
1942 :Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russia, cosmonaut
1944 :Bruce Johnston, US pop musician (Beach Boys-God Only Knows) [or 6/24]
1944 :David O'B Martin, (Rep-R-NY, 1981- )
1944 :Martha Rockwell, Providence RI, skier (Mount Washington)
1947 :Gervase Frank Ashworth Jackson-Stops, architectural adviser
1948 :Boyd Matson, TV host/correspondent (National Geographic Explorer)
1948 :Gerry Sikorski, (Rep-D-MN, 1983- )
1949 :Jimmy Hall, rocker (Wet Willie)
1950 :Howard "Leon" Reeder, rock guitarist (Champaign)
1951 :Lynne Jones, MP
1952 :Popo Simon Molefe, secretary-general (South Africa UDF)
1958 :Johnny "Earl of" Dumfries, racing driver
1960 :Roger Taylor, rock drummer (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
1962 :Graham "Skin" Skinner, rocker (Hipsway)
1975 :Jabbar Threats, defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)



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