Birthdays of Personalities on August 26

xxxx :Jorge De Sait, rocker (Tuff-What Comes Around Goes Around)
xxxx :Thomas N Kindness, (Rep-D-OH, 1975- )
1596 :Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)
1676 :Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]
1728 :Johann Lambert, Switzerland, mathematician, proved ã is irrational
1743 :Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, Paris, father of mod chemistry (Oxygen)
1811 :Danville Leadbetter, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1866
1813 :Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle of Guilder Tracks)
1819 :Albert "Bertie" von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, husband of queen Victoria
1820 :James Harlan, (Rep-Iowa)/US Secretary of Interior (1865-66)
1825 :Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian
1833 :Charles Jackson Paine, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1835 :Theodore Washington Brevard, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1842 :Heinrich I Quincke, German internist (Lumbaalpunctie)
1850 :Charles Richet, French physiologist (anaphylaxis-Nobel 1913)
1870 :Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [NS=Sept 7]
1873 :Lee De Forest, Council Bluffs, inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube)
1875 :John Buchan, Scotland, Gov-Gen of Canada/writer (Battle of Somme)
1880 :Guillaume Apollinaire, France, poet/movie critic (Alcoola)
1882 :James Franck, German naturalist (Nobel 1925)
1882 :Johannes Lindeboom, vicar/church historian (Neth Archives)
1884 :Earl Biggers, author ("Charlie Chan" detective series)
1885 :Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)
1891 :Emmy van Lokhorst, Dutch author
1891 :Ferdinand Bruckner, [Theodor Tagger], Austrian playwright (Races)
1898 :Peggy Guggenheim, art patron & collector
1899 :Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter
1900 :Hale Woodruff - African-USA
1901 :Gen Maxwell D Taylor, former US Army chief of staff
1901 :Jan de Quay, Dutch minister of war/premier (KVP, 1959-63)
1901 :Tullio Campagnolo, Italy, bicycle manufacturer (Fiat)
1903 :Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer
1904 :Christopher W Bradshaw-Isherwood, Brit/US writer (Goodbye to Berlin)
1906 :Albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)
1909 :Frank Gasparro, Phila Pa, US chief engraver (1965-81)
1911 :Lester Lanin, orchestra leader (40 Beatle Hits)
1913 :Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier
1913 :Robertson William Davies, novellist essayist/dramatist
1913 :Tschakowski, writer
1914 :Julio Cort zar, Argentina, writer (We Love Glenda So Much)
1915 :Gr‚ [Gerarda D] Brouwenstijn, Dutch singer
1915 :Humphrey Searle, England, writer (20th Century counterpoint)
1916 :Allan Leslie Merson, historian
1917 :William French Smith, Attorney General (1981-85)
1918 :Louis W "Louis" Stotijn, bassoonist/conductor (Residence Orchestra)
1921 :Ben Bradlee, Boston, editor/journalist/executive (Washington Post)
1927 :Fran‡ois Leydet, sierra club (Last Redwoods)
1927 :Sam Massell, (Mayor-Atlanta)
1931 :Gordon Greig, journalist
1931 :Guy Vander Jagt, (Rep-R-MI, 1966- )
1932 :Joe H Engle, Abilene Ks, Brig Gen USAF/astro (STS T-2, T-4, 2, 51I)
1934 :Arthur Gordon Clough, journalist
1935 :Cornelis B Vaandrager, [Cor Vaan], Dut poet (Long Live Joop Massaker)
1935 :Geraldine Ferraro, (Rep-D-NY) 1st female dem VP candidate (1984)
1938 :Maurice Williams, rocker
1940 :Fred Milano, rocker
1941 :Chris Curtis, [Chris Crummy], rock drummer/vocalist (Deep Purple)
1942 :John E Blaha, San Antonio, USAF/astronaut (STS 29, 33, 43, 58, 79/81)
1942 :Vic Dana, Buffalo, singer/dancer (Talent Scouts)
1944 :Richard A W G, English prince/duke of Gloucester
1945 :Melvin Watt, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
1945 :Thomas J Ridge, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1983- )
1948 :Jet Black, rocker (Stranglers-Dreamtime)
1948 :Valerie Simpson, Bronx, singer, Ashford's partner (Like a Rock)
1950 :Richard Cowsill, Newport RI, rocker (Cowsills-Hair, We Can Fly)
1951 :Robert G Torricelli, (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1983- )
1952 :Billy Rush, rocker
1952 :Willie Rush, rocker (Asbury Jukes)
1954 :Michael Chetwood, rocker
1954 :Sarah Lundy, horse trainer
1954 :Wally Murphy, rocker
1957 :Alex Trevino, catcher (LA Dodgers)
1959 :Joanne Gail Abbott, executive (MTV)
1959 :Kathryn P Hire, Mobile Alabama, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
1960 :Branford Marsalis, jazz saxophonist (Bring on the Night, Tonight Show)
1960 :Nancy Martinez, rocker
1961 :Jimmy Olander, Palos Verdes Cal, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in Middle)
1964 :Chad Kreuter, Marin County CA, catcher (Chic White Sox)
1969 :Elaine Irwin Mellencamp, Allentown Penn, wife of John Cougar



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