February 26 Birthdays in History - February 26 Deaths - February 26 Events



1994 Creason Carbo Moss, daughter of U.S. actor Ronn Moss
1980 Steve Blake, American Athlete
1977 Tim Thomas, NBA forward for the Philadelphia 76ers
1976 Froso Spyrou, Miss Universe-Cyprus 1996
1975 Cindy Werley, Allentown, Pennsylvania, field hockey forward/midfielder 1996 Olympics
1975 Mike Wilson, Brampton, NHL defenseman for the Buffalo Sabres
1973 Jenny Thompson, Danvers Massachusetts, 400m freestyle, Olympics gold 92, 96
1973 Marshall Faulk, NFL running back for the Indianapolis Colts
1972 Clint McDaniel, NBA guard for the Sacramento Kings
1972 Scott Turner, NFL cornerback and safety for the Washington Redskins
1971 Erykah Badu, born in Dallas, Texas, singer, songwriter, Grammy-winner, R&B, hip hop, jazz, given name Erica Abi Wright
1971 Rick Lyle, defensive end/defensive tackle for the New York Jets
1970 Ben Maruquin, Ventura California, field hockey sweeper 1996 Olympics
1970 Katie O'Neill, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Together We Stand
1970 Meeno Peluce, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, actor, Bad News Bears
1970 Radka Zrubakova, Czechoslovakia, tennis star
1970 Sasha Danilovic, NBA guard for the Miami Heat
1969 Brandon Wilson, U.S. baseball infielder, Chicago White Sox
1968 Brendan Rogers, CFL linebacker for the Toronto Argonauts
1968 Chris Green, NFL safety for the Buffalo Bills
1968 J T Snow, born in Long Beach, California, infielder, New York Yankees, California Angels
1968 Leif Rohlin, Vasteras Swe, NHL defenseman, Vancouver Canucks
1968 Rene Groen, soccer player, South Carolina Heerenveen
1967 David Howard, Sarasota, Florida, infielder for the Kansas City Royals
1967 Roman Fortin, NFL center for the Atlanta Falcons
1967 Scott Service, U.S. baseball pitcher, Cincinnati Reds
1966 Jennifer Grant, actress, Celeste-Beverly Hills 90210
1966 Wesley Walls, NFL tight end, Carolina Panthers, San Francisco 49ers, NO Saints
1965 Alison Armitage, born in London, England, actress, Acapulco HEAT
1965 Brittany York, born in London, England, playmate, Oct, 1990
1965 Donald Narcisse, CFL receiver for the Saskatchewan Roughriders
1965 Matt Jackson, Birmingham, Michigan, Canadian Tour golfer, 1994 Payless
1962 Sheila Cornell, Encino, Florida, softball infielder, 1996 Olympics gold
1961 Sophie Winter, actress, She's a Good Fighter
1958 Jeff Fithian, actor, Trevor Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies
1958 Joe Fithian, actor, Tracey Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies
1958 Susan J. Helms, born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Major USAF/Astronaut, STS-54, 64, 78
1957 Connie Carpenter-Phinney, born in Madison, Wisconsin, 79k cyclist, Gold Medal 1984 Olympics
1957 Keena Rothhammer, U.S., 800 m freestyle swimmer, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics
1954 John Bolger, actor, Captain Gabe McNamara-Another World
1954 Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish Politician
1953 Bree Walker, news anchor, WNBC TV, KNBC TV
1953 Michael Bolton, Connecticut, rock vocalist, That's What Love Is All About
1950 Jonathan Cain, Chicago, rock guitarist/keyboardist, Journey, Babys
1950 Helen Clark, New Zealander Statesman
1949 Emma Kirkby, British soprano
1949 Elizabeth George, American Author
1948 Priscilla Lopez, born in Bronx, New York, actress, In the Beginning, Kay O'Brien
1947 Sandi Shaw, Sandra Goodrich, Essex, rocker, Girl Don't Come
1946 Bobby "Bingo" Smith, NBA star for the Cleveland Cavaliers
1946 Phyllis Eisenstein, U.S., sci-fi author, Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile
1945 Mitch Ryder, rocker, & Detroit Wheels-Devil With the Blue Dress
1945 Marta Kristen, American Actress
1944 Marilyn Michaels, comedienne, ABC Comedy Hour
1943 Bill Duke, actor, Bird on a Wire, Predator
1943 Bob "Bear" Hite, California, vocalist, Canned Heat-Going Up the Country
1943 Bob van Reeth, Flemish architect
1943 Paul Cotton, born in Los Angeles, California, rocker, Poco
1942 Adriaan van Dis, author/TV-host, Nathan Sid, In Africa
1942 Joop van den Ende, director, Alsmeer Studio
1941 Keith Thomson, cricketer, batted in 2 Tests New Zealand vs. India 1968
1938 Jack Knight, Somerville Mississippi, actor, Mr Shamley-James at 15
1936 Eduard Ivanovich Buinovski, cosmonaut
1936 Manmohan Desai, filmmaker
1934 Ron Gaunt, cricketer, Australian fast bowler late 50s early 60s
1933 Godfrey Cambridge, New York City, actor, Cotton comes to Harlem
1933 James Goldsmith, Paris, France, corporate raider, Referendum Party
1932 Johnny Cash, born in Kingsland, Arkansas, country singer, "Folsom Prison Blues" and "I Walk the Line"
1931 Francisco Kroepfl, composer
1931 Robert D Novak, Joliet, Illinois, news reporter, CNN-Evans and Novak
1931 Robert Novak, American Journalist
1931 Bob Novak, American Entertainer
1930 Lazar Berman, Leningrad Russia, pianist, Budapest 3rd place-1956
1928 Aldonis Kalnins, composer
1928 Anatoli Vassilyevich Filipchenko, Russia, cosmonaut, Soyuz 7, 16
1928 Antione "Fats" Domino, NO, Louisiana, rhythm and blues pianist, Blueberry Hill
1928 Everton Weekes, cricketer, one of the 3 W's
1927 Donald Gramm, Milwaukee Wisconsin, bass-baritone
1927 Tom Kennedy, born in Louisville, Kentucky, quiz host, You Don't Say, Name That Tune
1926 Arsene Souffriau, composer
1926 Cynthia Stone, Peoria, Illinois, actress, That Wonderful Guy, Ad Libbers
1926 Konstantin P Feoktistov, Voronezh, cosmonaut, Voskhod 1
1925 Everton Weekes, West Indian cricket player
1925 Frank Henry Copplestone, TV executive
1925 James Moody, U.S., jazz saxophonist/orchestra leader
1924 Mark Bucci, New York City, composer, 1959 Arts and Letters Award
1924 Noboru Takeshita, Japanese PM, 1987-89
1922 Bill Johnston, cricket pace bowler, mighty Australian lefty post-war
1922 Margaret Leighton, Birmingham England, actress, Astonished Heart
1921 Betty Hutton, born in Michigan, American film actress, singer, 'Greatest Show on Earth'
1920 A. W. [Rie] Kuiper-Mastenbroek, born in Netherlands, swimmer, 3 Gold Medals 1936 Olympics
1920 Antony Kearey, TV producer
1920 Tony Randall, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, actor, Felix-Odd Couple
1919 Beppie Nooij, actress/director, Bluejackets-Rooie Sien
1919 Luc-Andre Marcel, composer
1919 Mason Adams, New York City, actor, Charlie Hume-Lou Grant, Deadliest Season
1918 Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, baseball pitcher, Brooklyn Dodgers
1918 Otis R Bowen, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 1985 - 1989
1918 Theodore Sturgeon, U.S., sci-fi author, Hugo, It, Caviar
1917 Robert Taft, Jr., born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Senator-R-Ohio 1971 - 1976
1916 Jackie Gleason, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian, Ralph Kramden on the 'Honeymooners'
1916 Mordecai Seter, composer
1916 Ross Gregory, cricketer, Australian batsman 1936 - 1937
1915 Elisabeth Eybers, South Afr/Dutch poet, That Woman and Other Verses
1915 Pran Nath Chhuttani, physician/teacher
1914 Robert Alda, New York City, actor, Dan Lewis-Supertrain, By Popular Demand
1914 Witold Rowicki, composer
1914 Malcolm Wilson, American Politician
1913 George G Barker, English poet, Calamiterror, Anno Domini
1913 Hermann Lenz, writer
1913 Jon Hall, born in Fresno California, actor, Ramor of the Jungle
1911 Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia MP chairman
1909 Phyllis Fanny Primrose-Pechey Cradock, TV Chef
1908 Tex Avery, cartoon director, What's up, Doc?
1906 Madeleine Carroll, England, actress, 39 Steps, Secret Agent
1902 Rudolf Moralt, German conductor, Vienna Philharmonic
1902 Vercors, Jean Bruller, French writer, Le Silence de la Mer
1898 Julien de Valckenaere, Flemish writer
1896 Andrei A. Zjdanov, Russian politician, against kosmopolitism
1896 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer
1893 Ivor A "I A" Richards, English poet and critic, Meaning of Meaning,
1893 William Frawley, Iowa, actor, Fred Mertz-I Love Lucy, Bub-My 3 Sons
1891 Alan Bridge, Pennsylvania, actor, North of Arizona, Badmen of the Hills
1887 Benegal Narsing Rau, India, President of United Nations Security Council, 1950
1887 Grover Cleveland Alexander, HOF baseball pitcher, Phillies, Cubs
1885 Lili Green, Alice Sally Mary, Netherlands/England dancer
1884 Christina A. A. [Dina] Koudijs-van Appeldoorn, pianist/composer
1884 Dina Appeldoorn, composer
1884 Hildo Krop, Dutch modernistic sculptor
1883 Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist, eidetism
1882 Walter Lucht, German artillery general, WW I/WW II
1879 Frank Bridge, English violinist, composer and conductor /tutor of B Britten
1877 Carel S Adama van Scheltema, Dutch poet and writer, socialism
1877 Russell Alexander, composer
1876 Agustin P Justo y Rolon, President Argentina, 1931-38
1876 Pauline Musters, smallest man, 1'11.2", 58.9 cm,
1875 Emma Dunn, actress, Dr. Monica, Dr. Kildare's Strange Case, Hideaway
1875 Richard Wetz, composer
1874 Carl Vogler, composer
1873 Ewoud van Everdingen, Dutch meteorologist
1869 Nadezjda K Krupskaja, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin
1868 Leonard Borwick, British pianist
1867 Siegfried Passarge, German geographer, Cameroon, South Africa,America
1866 Herbert Henry Dow, pioneer in U.S. chemical industry, Dow Chemical
1861 Ferdinand I, Vienna, 1st tsar of modern Bulgaria, 1908-18
1857 Emile Coue, French pharmacist, recovery by auto suggestion
1852 John Harvey Kellogg, surgeon, inspired flaked cereal industry
1846 William F "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Davenport Iowa, killed 4000 buffaloes
1845 Aleksander Rozycki, composer
1845 Alexander III, St. Petersburg, Russian tsar, 1881-94, 3/10 NS
1842 Camille Flammarion, Mars researcher and popularizer of astronomy
1841 Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general, Egypt
1838 Wendelin Weissheimer, composer
1837 Charles Woeste, Belgian count/Minister of Justice
1835 Richard Andree, German geography/etnologist, Andree's Handatlas
1834 Aleksander Zarzycki, composer
1832 John George Nicolay, U.S., author, Abe Lincoln's biographer
1831 Filippo Marchetti, composer
1825 Hans Balatka, composer
1824 Carlos Calvo, Argentina diplomat/people rights scholar, Calvo Clause
1808 Honore Daumier, France, painter/lithographer/caricaturist
1802 Victor Hugo, born in France, author, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables
1772 Caspar Furstenau, composer
1770 Antoine Reicha, composer
1717 John Randall, composer
1686 Godefroi L Count d'Estrades, French diplomat
1677 Nicola Fago, composer
1675 Guillaume Delisle, Paris, France, geographer, Atlas Geographique
1675 Johann Philipp Treiber, composer
1588 Nicolaus Erich, composer
1564 Christopher Marlowe, English Dramatist
1361 Wenceslas of Bohemia, Holy Roman Catholic German emperor, 1378-1400











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