January 26 Birthdays in History - January 26 Deaths - January 26 Events



2009 Suleman octuplets are born by Nadya Suleman
1977 Cindy Cesar, Miss Mauritius Universe 1997
1977 Justin Gimelstob, New Jersey, tennis star, 1994 doubles USTA Bakersfield
1977 Vince Carter, born in Daytona Beach, Florida, professional basketball player, shooting guard and small forward for Orlando Magic National Basketball Team
1976 Paul Byrne, Australian 800m ruuner 1996 Olympics
1973 Mark Brook, WLAF LB for the Rhein Fire
1973 Tatsuki Katayama, hockey defenseman, Team Japan 1998
1973 Tony Ramirez, tackle, Detroit Lions
1972 Harrison Houston, NFL wide receiver for the Chicago Bears
1971 Jon Heidenreich, WLAF G for the Frankfurt Galaxy
1971 Lamar Mills, WLAF DE for the Amsterdam Admirals
1971 Lee Naylor, Australian 400m runner 1996 Olympics
1971 Min Tang, Hunan China, tennis star, 1995 Futures-Canberra AUS
1970 Dan Carlson, U.S. baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants
1970 Dean Malkoc, Vancouver, NHL defenseman, Vancouver Canucks
1970 Ronald Moore, NFL running back, New York Jets, St. Louis Rams, Az Cardinals
1968 Eric Davis, NFL cornerback, San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers
1968 Reggie Jordan, NBA guard, Minnesota Timberwolves
1967 Jeff Branson, U.S. baseball infielder, Cincinnati Reds
1967 Katie Peterson-Parker, Bethesda, Maryland, LPGA golfer, 1995 Oldsmobile-5th
1967 Tim Pugh, Lake Tahoe California, pitcher, Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals
1965 Allison Hossack, Manitoba, actress, Olivia-Another World
1965 Lou Frazier, U.S. baseball outfielder for the Montreal Expos
1965 Tim McDonald, safety for the San Francisco 49ers
1963 Andrew Ridgeley, England, rock guitarist, Wham-Wake Me Up
1963 Jazzie B, Beresford Romeo, English rapper, Soul II Soul-Feel Free
1963 Simon O'Donnell, cricketer, Deniliquin NSW ODI all-rounder 1985-90
1963 Jose Mourinho, Portuguese Coach
1962 Roshan Guneratne, cricketer, wicketless in only Test SL vs. Australia 1983
1962 Tim May, cricketer, Australian off-spinner 1987-95
1962 Tom Keifer, rock guitarist and vocalist, Cinderella-Heartbreak Station
1961 Wayne Gretzky, Brantford, Ontario, NHL great scorer, Oiler, King, Rangers
1960 Gary Plummer, NFL linebacker, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers
1960 Jeanette Bolden, born in Los Angeles, California, 4x100m runner 1984 Olympics gold
1958 Anita Baker, born in Toledo, Ohio, singer, Giving You the Best That I Got
1958 Dave Rummells, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Nike golfer, 1993 Buick-2nd
1958 Ellen DeGeneres, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, comediene, Ellen Morgan-Ellen
1958 Norman Lamont Hassan, British reggae musician, UB40-Red Red Wine
1957 Ashok Malhotra, cricketer, Indian batsman in 7 Tests 1982-84
1957 Eddie Van Halen, Nijmegan, Netherlands, rock guitarist, Van Halen-Jump, 1984
1957 Shivlal Yadav, cricketer, Indian off-spinner 102 Test wickets 1979-87
1956 Lisa Boray, Schulte Nordholt, Dutch singer, Lovers Until the End
1956 Simon Howard, English large landowner, Castle Howard
1955 Lucia Mendez, Mexico, spanish singer, Lucia es Luna Moreno
1954 Kim Hughes, cricketer, brilliant Australian batsman 1977-84
1953 Andree van Es, born in Den Haag, Netherlands, politician, member, House of Representatives, GreenLeft and Pacifist Socialist Party, director-general of Government and Kingdom Relations
1953 Bert Heerink, Amsterdam, rock vocalist
1953 Lucinda Williams, born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, singer, songwriter, wrote Grammy-Award-winning song, 'Passionate Kisses', recorded by Mary Chapin Carpenter, successful album, 'Car Wheels on a Gravel Road', combined country, blues, rock, Americana genres
1953 Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Danish Statesman
1952 Mario Runco, Jr., born in Bronx, New York, Lieutenant Commander USN/astronaut, STS-44, 54, 77
1952 Thomas Edward Henderson, South Carolina, basketballer 1972 Olympics silver
1951 Andy Hummell, born in Memphis, Tennessee, rock bassist, Big Star
1951 David Briggs, rock guitarist, Little River Band-Help is on it's Way
1951 Jarmila Kratochvilova, Czechoslovakia, 400m/800m runner 1980 Olympics silver
1951 Walt Willey, Ottawa, Illinois, actor, Jackson Montgomery-All My Children
1950 David Strathairn, actor, LA Confidential, Eight Men Out
1950 Jorg Haider, Austrian polical leader, Austrian Freedom Pary
1950 Jack Youngblood, born in Jacksonville, Florida, professional football player, Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, voted into College Football Hall of Fame
1949 Derek Holt, rocker, Climax Blues Band
1949 Paul Nurse, dr/director-general elect, Imperial Cancer Research Fund
1949 Jonathan Carroll, American Author
1948 Corky Laing, rocker, Mountain
1947 Patrick Dewaere, PJMH Bordeaux, France, actor, Les Valseuses
1947 Mark Dayton, American Politician
1946 Christopher Hampton, Azores, playwright, Oviri, Hotel du Lac
1946 Gene Siskel, movie critic, Siskel and Ebert
1946 Timothy Clifford, director, National Galleries of Scotland
1945 Jacqueline du Pree, Oxford England, cellist
1945 Mick Hill, cricketer, NSW all-rounder 1964-75
1944 Angela Davis, American Activist
1943 Jean Knight, vocalist, Mr Big Stuff
1943 Peter Kenton Winkler, composer
1943 Sherian Grace Cadoria, brigadier general
1942 Nigel Walmsley, chairman, Carlton U.K. Television
1942 Scott Glenn, Pittsburgh, actor, Right Stuff, Personal Best, Backdraft
1942 William McLennan, CEO, Central Statistical Office
1941 Henry Jaglom, born in London, England, actor, Eating, Lucky Ducks, Always
1939 Marshall Lieb, rocker, Teddy Bears
1938 Margaret Daly, British MEP
1937 Gerrit Gerritse, Dutch MP, CDA
1937 Joseph Saidu Momoh, gen/president, Sierra Leone
1937 S J B Langdale, Headmaster, Shrewsbury School
1936 Noel Harrison, London, singer and actor, Mark-Girl from UNCLE
1935 Bob Uecker, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, catcher/actor, Mr Belvedere
1935 Henry Jordan, Emporia, Virginia, NFL defensive tackle, Cleveland, Green Bay
1935 Peter Ronnefeld, composer
1935 Zbigniew Penherski, composer
1934 Huey "Piano" Smith, pianist, Having a Good Time
1932 Christopher Price, Director, Leeds Metropolitan U
1932 George H Clements, famous African
1932 Ronald Allison, British author/broadcaster
1931 Mary Murphy, Washington D.C., actress, A Man Alone, Maggie-Investigators
1930 A N Solomons, chairman, Singer and Friedlander
1930 Anne Macfarlane, Master, Court of Protection
1930 Harry "Buddy" Melges, Jr., Wisconsin, yachter, Olympic-gold/bronze-1964, 72
1929 Jules Feiffer, New York City, cartoonist, Passionella, author, Little Murders
1928 Eartha Kitt, South Carolina, singer and actress, Catwoman-Batman
1928 Gene Snyder, born in Louisville, Kentucky, Representative-R-Kentucky, 1963 - 1965 and 1967 - 1987
1928 Philip Jose Farmer, Indiana, science fiction novelist, Riverworld
1928 Roger Vadim, born in France, director, And God Created Women, Barbarella
1927 Jose Simon Azcona Hoyo, president of Honduras, 1986-90
1927 William Redfield, New York City, actor, Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage
1926 Charles Tidbury, former chairman, Whitbread and Company
1926 Jose Maria Valverde, philosopher poet/translator
1926 Ronnie Hilton, singer, Moonraker
1925 David Jenkins, Bishop, Durham
1925 Desmond Cassidi, British admiral
1925 Joan Leslie, Detroit, actress, High Sierra, Yankee Doodle Dandy
1925 Paul Newman, born in Ohio, actor, entrepreneur, humanitarian, donated over $250 million to charity
1924 Warren Frank Benson, composer
1923 Anne Jeffreys, North Carolina, actress, Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital
1922 Michael Bentine, England, author/comedian, Reluctant Jester
1921 Akio Morita, Kasugaya Japan, CEO, Sony
1921 Frantisek Chaun, composer
1921 Johannes Driessler, composer
1921 Eddie Barclay, French Musician
1920 Derek Bond, born in Glasgow, Scotland, actor, Nicholas Nickelby
1920 John Logan Gorlay, journalist
1919 K C Ibrahim, cricketer, batted in 4 Tests India vs. WI 1948-49
1918 Nicolae Ceausescu, Romanian president, 1967-90
1916 Lothar Jensch, composer
1915 William Hopper, New York City, actor, Paul Drake-Perry Mason
1914 Kaye Webb, English writer/publisher, Puffin Club
1913 Jimmy Van Heusen, songwriter, Love and Marriage
1913 William Prince, Nichols, New York, actor, City in Fear, Cyrano de Bergerac
1912 Cora Baird, New York City, puppeteer, Kukla, Fran and Ollie
1911 Norbert Schultze, composer
1911 Polykarp Kusch, U.S., nuclear physicist: Nobel 1955
1910 Elmar Klos, Czechoslovakian director, Adrift
1910 Marijan Lipovsek, composer
1908 Stephane Grappelli, British jazz/violinist
1907 Eddie Ballantine, Chicago, orchestra leader, Don McNeill TV Club
1907 Henry Cotton, English golfer, British Open 1934, 1937, 1948
1907 Hans Selye, born in Vienna, Austria, endocrinologist, first to demonstrate the existence of biological stress, began stress research in 1926, published 7 popular books, 1,700 research papers, 15 monographs
1905 Charles Lane, born in San Francisco, California, actor, Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show
1905 John Carmel Heenan, Essex, cardinal archbp of Westminster, 1963-75
1905 Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austria, singer, inspired "Sound of Music"
1905 Marquess of Bath, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1904 Douglas Evans, actor, South Pacific Trail
1904 Sean MacBride, Dublin, statesman/Amnesty International co-founder, Nobel '74
1902 Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer
1902 Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer/essayist, Carnaval of the Citizens
1902 Romney Brent, Saltillo Mexico, actor and writer, Dinner at the Ritz
1899 Wyllis Cooper, Pekin, Illinois, TV narrator, Volume One
1893 Bessie Coleman, 1st black airplane pilot
1891 Ilya G Ehrenburg, born in Kiev, Ukraine, writer, Fall of Paris, The Thaw
1887 Enrique E Ecker, Curacao, bacteriologist
1887 Marc A. "Pete" Mitscher, U.S. lt-admiral, WW II-Task Force 58
1886 Joannes A. Veraart, Dutch economist/MP, Jews of the Netherlands
1884 Edward Sapir, Germany, linguist/antropologist, indians
1884 Roy Chapman Andrews, U.S., scientist/explorer
1880 Douglas MacArthur, Little Rock, Arkansas, general, WW II, he did return!
1879 Ludovicus H [Lode] Baekelmans, Flemish, stage, author, Tille
1878 A. W. "Dave" Nourse, cricketer, "Grand Old Man" of South African cricket
1878 R. A. Schrocker, writer
1877 Kees van Dongen, Netherland, French painter
1871 Warner Fabian, Samuel H Adams, U.S. journalist and writer, Average Jones
1855 Arthur Hervey, composer
1852 Frederick Corder, composer
1852 Pierre Brazza, explorer/colonial administrator, French Africa
1847 John Bates Clark, American Economist
1831 Mary Mapes Dodge, New York City, writer, Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates
1828 Johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer
1826 Julia Dent Grant, 1st lady, 1862-76
1816 Lloyd Tilghman, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1814 Rufus King, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1786 Benjamin Robert Haydon, Plymouth, painter, Waiting for The Times
1781 Achim vs. Arnim, writer
1781 Ludwig Joachim "Achim" von Arnim, German poet, Des Knaben Wunderhorn
1778 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet, Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis
1771 Jacob Andries van Braam, colonial director, Suriname
1770 Alexander Carlyle, Moderator of General Assembly
1763 Charles XIV, French marshall, king of Sweden and Norway, 1818-44
1748 Emmanuel Aloys Forster, composer
1742 Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, composer
1716 George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville
1715 Claude Helvetius, Paris, France, philosopher
1715 Claud-Adrian Helvetius, Philosopher
1714 Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor, Child with Bird Cage
1708 William Hayes, composer
1667 Henricus Zwaardecroon, Governor-General of Netherlands-Indies
1613 Johann Jakob Wolleb, composer











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