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May 26 – Famous Birthdays

Helena Bohnam Carter (MOVIE ACTRESS) 1966

 

John Wayne (MOVIE ACTOR) 1907 – 1979

 

Lenny Kravitz (FUNK SINGER) 1964

 

May 26 – Famous Birthdays

1478 Clement VII [Giulio de’ Medici], Italy, Pope (1523-34)
1566 Mohammed III sultan of Turkey (1595-1603)
1591 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck composer
1667 Abraham De Moivre French mathematician (De Moivre’s theorem)
1689 Lady 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
1773 Hans Georg Nageli composer
1782 Joseph Drechsler composer
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 Heinzelmännchen von Köln)
1806 Henry Knox Thatcher Commander (Union Navy), died in 1880
1822 E de Goncourt writer
1825 Felipe Gutierrez y Espinoza composer
1835 Edward Porter Alexander Brigadier General of artillery (Confederate Army)
1846 Arthur Coquard composer
1850 Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman Dutch actress (Stupid force)
1853 Monroe A Althouse composer
1856 George Templeton Strong composer
1859 Alfred Edward Housman Bromsgrove England, poet (A Buried Life)
1865 Akseli V Gallen-Kallela Finnish 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 San Fransisco CA, free form/interpretative dancer
1877 Jean Schlumberger French writer (La Mort de Sparte)
1877 Sadao Araki Japanese general/minister of War (1931-34)
1884 Charles Winninger Athens WI, actor (Charlie Farrell Show)
1886 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson] jazz singer/silent film actor (Mamie, Swanee)
1890 Kurt Edzard German sculptor (nudes/portraits)
1893 Norma Talmadge Jersey City NJ, actress (Sign on the Door, Camille)
1893 Sir Eugene Goossens London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)
1895 Dorothea Lange US documentary photographer
1895 Paul Lukas Budapest Hungary, actor (Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx)
1898 Ernst Bacon composer
1898 Gerard Bertouille composer
1899 Otto E Neugebauer Austrian/US math historian
1899 Pieter Menten Dutch war criminal
19– Robyn Bernard singer/actress (Terry-General Hospital)
1903 Estes Kefauver (Senator-D-TN)
1905 Hans Holewa composer
1907 Carleton Young New York NY, actor (Reefer Madness, Pride of the Bowery)
1907 John “Duke” Wayne [Marion Michael Morrison] Winterset IA, actor (True Grit)
1908 Malando [Arie Maasland] composer/orchestra leader (Olé Guapa)
1908 Robert Morley Semley Wiltshire England, actor (High Road to China, African Queen)
1909 Matt Busby Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United)
1909 Richard Maibaum New York NY, screenwriter (Goldfinger)
1910 Adolfo Lopez Mateos President of México
1910 Laurence S Rockefeller New York NY, CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank)
1911 Ben Alexander Goldfield NV, actor (Dragnet, Outer Gate, Mr Doodles Kicks Off)
1912 János Kádár premier Hungary (1956-58)
1913 Fred Bertrand Belgian politician
1913 Peter Cushing Kenley Surrey England, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles, Dracula, Star Wars, Dr Who)
1913 Robert Shaw town planner
1914 Archie Duncan Glasgow Scotland, actor (Sherlock Holmes)
1919 Jay Silverheels actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger)
1919 Peter Malcolm Gordon Raleigh journalist
1920 Jack Cheetham cricketer (South African batsman, Test captain early 50’s)
1920 Peggy Lee [Norma Egstrom] Jamestown ND, singer (Fever, Why Don’t You Do Right)
1921 Frank Mooney cricketer (dependable wicket-keeper for New Zealand in 13 Tests)
1923 Horst Tapper German director/actor (Derrick)
1923 James Arness Minneapolis MN, actor (Matt Dillon-Gunsmoke, Thing)
1923 Oren Lee Staley 1st president of National Farmers Organization (1955-79)
1923 Roy Dotrice Guernsey Channel Island, actor (The Wizard)
1924 Cooper Evans (Representative-R-IA, 1981-87)
1924 Victor Herbert Irish/US composer (Kiss in Dark)
1925 Alec McCowen Turnbridge Wells Kent England, actor (Never Say Never Again, Frenzy, Hanover Street, Stevie)
1926 Maria de Lourdes Martins composer
1926 Miles Davis Alton IL, jazz trumpeter/pioneered cool jazz (Porgy & Bess)
1927 Jacques Bergerac Biarritz Pyrénées-Atlantiques France, actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in the Sun)
1929 Hugo Raes Flemish writer (Horses Jump & Fresh Sea)
1934 Abdulah M “Dulah” Omar South African attorney/UDF-leader
1937 Yehuda Yannay composer
1938 Jackie Liebesit rocker (Can)
1938 Teresa Stratas [Anastasia Stratakis] Toronto Ontario Canada, soprano (Salome)
1938 William Elden Bolcom Seattle WA, composer (Oracles)
1939 Brent Musburger sportscaster (CBS-TV)
1939 Gerald Ronson English multi-millionaire
1941 Imants Kalnins composer
1942 Levon Helm drummer/singer (Band)
1942 Ray Ennis England, guitar (Swinging Blue Jeans-You’re No Good)
1943 Erica G Terpstra Olympic swimmer/Dutch MP (VVD)
1944 Verden “Phally” Allen keyboardist (Mott the Hoople)
1945 Garry Peterson rocker (Guess Who)
1947 Glenn Turner cricketer (masterful New Zealand opening batsman)
1947 Piers Gray critic/writer
1947 Sherry Bain Redlands CA, actress (Pipe Dreams)
1948 Geoff Greenidge cricketer (no relation to Gordon, West Indies opener 1972-74)
1948 Stevie [Stephanie Lynn] Nicks Phoenix AZ, rocker (Fleetwood Mac-Bella Donna)
1949 Dan Pastorini NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders)
1949 Dayle Haddon Montréal Québec Canada, actress (Bedroom Eyes)
1949 Hank Williams Jr Shreveport LA, country singer (All My Rowdy Friends Are Comin’ Over Tonight, There’s A Tear In My Beer)
1949 Pam Grier Winston-Salem NC, actress (Big Bird Cage, Tough Enough)
1949 Philip Michael Thomas Columbus OH, actor (Miami Vice)
1950 ? 1st whooping crane hatched in captivity
1951 Muhammed Ahmad Faris Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3)
1951 Sally Kristen Ride Los Angeles CA, 1st US woman astronaut (STS-7, STS 41G)
1955 Candace L Collins Dupo IL, playmate (December 1979)
1956 Barbara Stock Downers Grove IL, actress (Susan-Spenser For Hire)
1956 Joe Penny actor (Jake & the Fatman)
1957 Candace L Collins Dupo IL, playmate (December 1979)
1957 Margaret Colin actress (Now and Again, Independence Day, Three Men & a Baby)
1959 Beverly Lee rocker
1959 Brian Peaker London Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
1959 Nancy White-Brophy Montague Prince Edward Island, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall’s-25th)
1959 Wayne Hussey rocker (Mission-Lover for Life)
1959 Wayne Hussey rocker (The Mission-Lover for Life)
1961 Stephen Robert Pate Ventura CA, PGA golfer (1987 Southwest Classic)
1962 Bob[cat] Goldthwait Syracuse NY, comedian (Police Academy, Scrooged)
1962 Colin Vearncombe rocker (Black-Wonderful Like)
1962 Genie Francis Englewood NJ, actress (General Hospital, Bare Essence)
1963 Charles Van Eman Pittsburgh PA, actor (Charlie-All My Children, Dynasty II)
1963 Eddie Martin Jr jockey
1964 Kevin Kennedy baseball manager (Texas Rangers)
1964 Lenny Kravitz singer/guitar (911 is a Joke, Are You Gonna Go My Way?)
1965 Greg Lloyd NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1965 Jacqueline Mary Nelson Upper Hutt New Zealand, points race cyclist (Olympics-96)
1966 Anthony Edwards NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
1966 Billy Downes Camden NJ, Nike golfer (1994 New England Classic)
1966 Grant Bradburn cricketer (son of Wynne New Zealand off-spinner 1990- )
1966 Zola Budd Pieterse Bloemfontein South Africa, track star (Olympics-1988)
1966 Zola Budd Bloemfontein South Africa, track star (Olympics-1988)
1967 Igor Zemlyanoy hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998)
1967 Jean Bartholomew Queens NY, LPGA golfer (1989 Duke University Champion)
1968 Frederik Heir Apparent Crown Prince of Denmark
1968 Rachael Sporn Australian basketball forward (Olympics-bronze-96)
1970 Sam Mack NBA forward/guard (Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies)
1970 Sebastian Barrie NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
1971 Darwin Ireland NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
1971 Lewis Capes WLAF defensive tackle (London Monarchs)
1971 Steven Rice Kitchener, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
1975 Christopher Lindsey Donaldson Dunedin New Zealand, 100 meter/200 meter runner (Olympics-96)
1975 Travis Lee San Diego CA, baseball 1st baseman (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976 Benji Gregory Encino CA, actor (Brian Tanner-Alf)
1976 Markus Wieland hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
1976 Scott Humphries Greely CO, tennis star (1995 doubles Binghampton)
1990 Zenouska Mowatt granddaughter of English princess Alexandra
1996 Austin Michael Luciano actor (Dante Carlino-Another World)

 

 

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