Birthdays of Personalities on February 26

1361 :Wenceslas of Bohemia, Holy Roman Catholic German emperor (1378-1400)
1675 :Guillaume Delisle, Paris France, geographer (Atlas G?ographique)
1686 :Godefroi L Count d'Estrades, French diplomat
1802 :Victor Hugo, France, author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables)
1808 :Honor? Daumier, France, painter/lithographer/caricaturist
1824 :Carlos Calvo, Arg diplomat/people rights scholar (Calvo Clause)
1832 :John George Nicolay, US, author (Abe Lincoln's biographer)
1835 :Richard Andree, German geography/etnologist (Andree's Handatlas)
1837 :Charles Woeste, Belgian count/min of Justice
1841 :Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general (Egypt)
1842 :Camille Flammarion, Mars researcher & popularizer of astronomy
1845 :Alexander III, St Petersburg, Russian tsar (1881-94) (3/10 NS)
1846 :William F "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Davenport Iowa, killed 4000 buffaloes
1852 :John Harvey Kellogg, surgeon, inspired flaked cereal industry
1857 :Emile Cou?, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion)
1861 :Ferdinand I, Vienna, 1st tsar of modern Bulgaria (1908-18)
1866 :Herbert Henry Dow, pioneer in US chemical industry (Dow Chemical)
1867 :Siegfried Passarge, German geographer (Cameroon/So Afr/America)
1868 :Leonard Borwick, British(?) pianist
1869 :Nadezjda K Krupskaja, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin
1873 :Ewoud van Everdingen, Dutch meteorologist
1876 :Agustin P Justo y Rolon, pres Argentina (1931-38)
1876 :Pauline Musters, smallest man (1'11.2" (58.9 cm))
1877 :Carel S Adama van Scheltema, Dutch poet/writer (socialism)
1882 :Walter Lucht, German artillery general (WW I/WW II)
1883 :Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetism)
1884 :Hildo Krop, Dutch modernistic sculptor
1885 :Lili Green, [Alice Sally Mary], Neth/Eng dancer
1887 :Benegal Narsing Rau, India, pres of UN Security Council (1950)
1887 :Grover Cleveland Alexander, HOF baseball pitcher (Phillies, Cubs)
1893 :Ivor A "I A" Richards, English poet/critic (Meaning of Meaning) [NS]
1896 :Andrei A Zjdanov, Russian politician (against kosmopolitism)
1898 :Julien de Valckenaere, Flemish writer
1902 :Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)
1902 :Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)
1906 :Nikos Ghika, artist
1909 :Phyllis Fanny Primrose-Pechey Cradock, TV Chef
1911 :Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia MP chairman
1913 :George G Barker, English poet (Calamiterror, Anno Domini)
1913 :Hermann Lenz, writer
1915 :Elisabeth Eybers, South Afr/Dutch poetess (That Woman & Other Verses)
1915 :Pran Nath Chhuttani, physician/teacher
1917 :Robert Taft Jr, (Sen-R-Oh)
1918 :Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, baseball pitcher (Bkln Dodgers)
1918 :Otis R Bowen, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1985-89)
1918 :Theodore [Hamilton] Sturgeon, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar)
1924 :Noboru Takeshita, Japanese PM (1987-89)
1925 :Frank Henry Copplestone, TV executive
1925 :James Moody, US, jazz saxophonist/orchestra leader
1926 :Konstantin P Feoktistov, Voronezh, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1)
1927 :Donald Gramm, Milwaukee Wisconsin, bass-baritone
1927 :Tom Kennedy, Louisville KY, quiz host (You Don't Say, Name That Tune)
1928 :Anatoli Vassilyevich Filipchenko, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 16)
1928 :Antione "Fats" Domino, NO LA, rhythm & blues pianist (Blueberry Hill)
1930 :Lazar Berman, Leningrad Russia, pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956)
1931 :Robert D Novak, Joliet Ill, news reporter (CNN-Evans & Novak)
1933 :James Goldsmith, Paris France, corporate raider (Referendum Party)
1936 :Eduard Ivanovich Buinovski, cosmonaut
1936 :Manmohan Desai, filmmaker
1942 :Adriaan van Dis, author/TV-host (Nathan Sid, In Africa)
1943 :Bob "Bear" Hite, Calif, vocalist (Canned Heat-Going Up the Country)
1943 :Bob van Reeth, Flemish architect
1943 :Paul Cotton, LA Calif, rocker (Poco)
1944 :Marilyn Michaels, comedienne (ABC Comedy Hour)
1945 :Mitch Ryder, rocker (& Detroit Wheels-Devil With the Blue Dress)
1946 :Phyllis Eisenstein, US, sci-fi author (Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile)
1947 :Sandi Shaw, [Sandra Goodrich], Essex, rocker (Girl Don't Come)
1949 :Emma Kirkby, British(?) soprano
1950 :Jonathan Cain, Chicago, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Journey, Babys)
1953 :Bree Walker, news anchor (WNBC TV, KNBC TV)
1953 :Michael Bolton, Ct, rock vocalist (That's What Love Is All About)
1957 :Connie Carpenter-Phinney, Madison Wisc, 79k cyclist (Oly-gold-1984)
1957 :Keena Rothhammer, US, 800 m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)
1958 :Susan J Helms, Charlotte NC, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 54, 64, 78)
1965 :Brittany York, London England, playmate (Oct, 1990)
1965 :Donald Narcisse, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1967 :David Howard, Sarasota FL, infielder (KC Royals)
1967 :Scott Service, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
1968 :Brendan Rogers, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
1968 :J T Snow, Long Beach CA, infielder (NY Yankees, Calif Angels)
1968 :Leif Rohlin, Vasteras Swe, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
1968 :Ren? Groen, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1969 :Brandon Wilson, US baseball infielder (Chicago White Sox)
1971 :Rick Lyle, defensive end/defensive tackle (NY Jets)
1974 :Ron Fox, soccer player (Willem II)
1975 :Cindy Werley, Allentown PA, field hockey forward/midfielder (Oly-96)
1975 :Mike Wilson, Brampton, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
1976 :Froso Spyrou, Miss Universe-Cyprus (1996)



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