Birthdays of Personalities on May 26

1478 :Clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1523-34)
1566 :Mohammed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603)
1667 :Abraham De Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem)
1689 :Mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric
1700 :Nikolaus L earl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, German evangelist
1759 :Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, writer/mother of Mary Shelley
1771 :Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author
1788 :? Clark, England, baby of Mary Clark born without a brain
1799 :Alexander S Pushkin, Russia, writer (Eugene Onegin)
1799 :August Kopisch, German writer (Die Heinzelm„nnchen von K”ln)
1806 :Henry Knox Thatcher, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1880
1822 :E de Goncourt, writer
1835 :Edward Porter Alexander, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1859 :Alfred Edward Housman, Bromsgrove England, poet (A Buried Life)
1865 :Akseli V Gallen-Kallela, Fins painter/graphic artist/illustrator
1866 :John Eigenhuis, writer (Tough Workers)
1867 :Mary, queen of Great Britain/North Ireland
1871 :Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier (1946-47)
1873 :Cornelis G N de Vooys, translator/founder (New Taalgids)
1874 :Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer (double decker)
1876 :Jack Root, boxing's 1st light heavyweight champion
1877 :Isadora Duncan, SF, free form/interpretative dancer
1877 :Jean Schlumberger, French writer (La Mort de Sparte)
1877 :Sadao Araki, Japanese general/minister of War (1931-34)
1890 :Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudes/portraits)
1895 :Dorothea Lange, US documentary photographer
1899 :Otto E Neugebauer, Austrian/US math historian
1899 :Pieter Menten, Dutch war criminal
1903 :Estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn)
1909 :Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United)
1909 :Richard Maibaum, NYC, screenwriter (Goldfinger)
1910 :Adolfo Lopez Mateos, president of Mexico
1910 :Laurance S Rockefeller, NYC, CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank)
1912 :J nos K d r, premier Hungary (1956-58)
1913 :Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician
1913 :Robert Shaw, town planner
1919 :Peter Malcolm Gordon Raleigh, journalist
1923 :Oren Lee Staley, 1st pres of National Farmers Organization (1955-79)
1924 :Cooper Evans, (Rep-R-IA, 1981-87)
1929 :Hugo Raes, Flemish writer (Horses Jump & Fresh Sea)
1934 :Abdulah M "Dulah" Omar, South African attorney/UDF-leader
1938 :Jackie Liebesit, rocker (Can)
1938 :Teresa Stratas, [Anastasia Stratakis], Toronto, soprano (Salome)
1939 :Brent Musburger, sportscaster (CBS-TV)
1939 :Gerald Ronson, English multi-millionaire
1942 :Ray Ennis, England, guitar (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
1943 :Erica G Terpstra, Oly swimmer/Dutch MP (VVD)
1944 :Verden "Phally" Allen, keyboardist (Mott the Hoople)
1945 :Garry Peterson, rocker (Guess Who)
1947 :Piers Gray, critic/writer
1948 :Stevie Nicks, Phoenix Az, rocker (Fleetwood Mac-Bella Donna)
1950 :?, 1st whooping crane hatched in captivity
1951 :Muhammed Ahmad Faris, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3)
1951 :Sally Kristen Ride, LA Calif, 1st US woman astronaut (STS-7, STS 41G)
1955 :Candace L Collins, Dupo Illinois, playmate (Dec, 1979)
1959 :Beverly Lee, rocker
1962 :Colin Vearncombe, rocker (Black-Wonderful Like)
1963 :Eddie Martin Jr, jockey
1965 :Jacqueline Mary Nelson, Upper Hutt NZ, points race cyclist (Oly-96)
1966 :Zola Budd Pieterse, Bloemfontein South Africa, track star (Oly-1988)
1968 :Frederik, Heir Apparent Crown Prince of Denmark
1975 :Christopher Lindsey Donaldson, Dunedin NZ, 100m/200m runner (Oly-96)
1990 :Zenouska Mowatt, granddaughter of English princess Alexandra



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