May 26 Birthdays in History - May 26 Deaths - May 26 Events
1996 Austin Michael Luciano, actor, Dante Carlino-Another World
1990 Zenouska Mowatt, granddaughter of English princess Alexandra
1976 Benji Gregory, born in Encino, California, actor, Brian Tanner-Alf
1976 Markus Wieland, hockey defenseman, Team Germany 1998
1976 Scott Humphries, born in Greely, Colorado, tennis star, 1995 doubles Binghampton
1975 Christopher Lindsey Donaldson, Dunedin New Zealand, 100m/200m runner 1996 Olympics
1975 Travis Lee, born in San Diego, California, baseball 1st baseman 1996 Olympics bronze
1975 Lauryn Hill, born in South Orange, New Jersey, singer, actress, won five Grammy's for 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' album, which sold over 18 million copies worldwide
1971 Darwin Ireland, NFL linebacker for the Chicago Bears
1971 Lewis Capes, WLAF defensive tackle for the London Monarchs
1971 Steven Rice, Kitchener, NHL right wing, Hartford Whalers
1971 Matt Stone, born in Houston, Texas, musician, actor, screenwriter, co-creator of 'South Park' Emmy-Award winning television series, co-created film, 'Team America: World Police'
1970 Sam Mack, NBA forward and guard, Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies
1970 Sebastian Barrie, NFL defensive tackle for the San Diego Chargers
1968 Phillip Rhodes, born in America, drummer, member, Gin Blossoms alternative rock band
1968 Frederik, Heir Apparent Crown Prince of Denmark
1968 Rachael Sporn, Australian basketball forward 1996 Olympics bronze
1967 Igor Zemlyanoy, hockey defenseman, Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998
1967 Jean Bartholomew, Queens, New York, LPGA golfer, 1989 Duke U Champ
1966 Anthony Edwards, NFL wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals
1966 Billy Downes, Camden, New Jersey, Nike golfer, 1994 New England Classic
1966 Grant Bradburn, cricketer, son of Wynne New Zealand off-spinner 1990-
1966 Zola Budd, born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, track and field long distance runner, trained and raced barefoot, politically controversial figure, two-time Women's 5000 meters world record holder, two-time World Cross Country Championships winner
1966 Helena Bonham Carter, British Actress
1965 Greg Lloyd, NFL linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers
1965 Jacqueline Mary Nelson, Upper Hutt New Zealand, points race cyclist 1996 Olympics
1964 Kevin Kennedy, baseball manager for the Texas Rangers
1964 Lenny Kravitz, singer/guitar, 911 is a Joke, Are You Gonna Go My Way?
1963 Charles Van Eman, Pitts, actor, Charlie-All My Children, Dynasty II
1962 Bob[cat] Goldthwait, Syracuse, New York, comedian, Police Academy
1962 Colin Vearncombe, rocker, Black-Wonderful Like
1962 Genie Francis, Englewood, New Jersey, actress, General Hospital, Bare Essence
1961 Stephen Robert Pate, Ventura California, PGA golfer, 1987 Southwest Classic
1959 Beverly Lee, born in Passaic, New Jersey, singer, member, trademark holder for The Shirelles, an all girl vocal pop group
1959 Brian Peaker, London Ontario, rower 1996 Olympics
1959 Nancy White-Brophy, Montague PEI, LPGA golfer, 1994 McCall's-25th
1957 Margaret Colin, actress, Independence Day, Three Men and a Baby
1955 Candace L Collins, Dupo Illinois, playmate, Dec, 1979
1951 Muhammed Ahmad Faris, Syria, cosmonaut, Soyuz TM-3
1951 Sally Kristen Ride, born in Los Angeles, California, 1st U.S. woman astronaut, STS-7, STS 41G
1951 Sally Ride, born in Encino, California, physicist, astronaut, first American woman crewmember in space on the Challenger, founded NASA's Office of Exploration
1949 Dayle Haddon, Montreal Quebec Canada, actress, Bedroom Eyes
1949 Hank Williams, Jr., born in Shreveport, Louisiana, country singer, Honky Tonk
1949 Pam Grier, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, actress, Big Bird Cage, Tough Enough
1949 Philip Michael Thomas, Columbus Ohio, actor, Miami Vice
1948 Geoff Greenidge, cricketer, no relation to Gordon, WI opener 1972-74
1947 Glenn Turner, cricketer, masterful New Zealand opening batsman
1947 Piers Gray, critic/writer
1947 Sherry Bain, California, actress, Pipe Dreams
1946 Stevie Nicks, born in Phoenix, Arizona, rocker, Fleetwood Mac-Bella Donna
1946 Simon Hoggart, British Journalist
1945 Garry Peterson, rocker, Guess Who
1944 Verden "Phally" Allen, keyboardist, Mott the Hoople
1943 Erica G Terpstra, Olympic swimmer/Dutch MP, VVD
1942 Levon Helm, drummer/singer, Band
1942 Ray Ennis, England, guitar, Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good
1941 Imants Kalnins, born in Riga, Latvia, composer, wrote six symphonies, first composer of intellectual rock music, Latvia's most important composer
1939 Brent Musburger, sportscaster, CBS-TV
1939 Gerald Ronson, English multi-millionaire
1938 Jackie Liebesit, rocker, Can
1938 Teresa Stratas, Anastasia Stratakis, Toronto, soprano, Salome
1938 William Elden Bolcom, born in Seattle Washington, composer, Oracles
1937 Yehuda Yannay, born in Romania, composer, film maker, performance artist, international figure in contemporary music
1934 Abdulah M "Dulah" Omar, South African attorney/UDF-leader
1931 Jim Frey, born in Cleveland, Ohio, manager, coach, Major League Baseball teams, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs
1929 Hugo Raes, Flemish writer, Horses Jump and Fresh Sea
1927 Jacques Bergerac, France, actor, Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun
1926 Miles Davis, born in Alton, Illinois, jazz trumpeter, L'ascenseur pour l'echafaud
1926 Maria de Lourdes Martins, composer
1925 Alec McCowen, Tunbridge Wells England, actor, Never Say Never Again
1924 T. Cooper Evans, born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Representative-R-Iowa, 1981 - 1987
1924 Victor Herbert, Irish/US composer, Kiss in Dark
1923 Horst Tapper, German director/actor, Derrick
1923 James Arness, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, actor, Matt Dillon-Gunsmoke, Thing
1923 Oren Lee Staley, 1st President of National Farmers Organization, 1955-79
1923 Roy Dotrice, Guernsey Channel Island, actor, Wizard
1921 Frank Mooney, cricketer, dependable wicket-keeper for New Zealand in 13 Tests
1920 Jack Cheetham, cricketer, South African batsman, Test captain early 50's
1920 Peggy Lee, Norma Egstrom, Jamestown ND, singer, Thats All There Is?
1919 Jay Silverheels, actor, Tonto-Lone Ranger
1919 Peter Malcolm Gordon Raleigh, journalist
1914 Archie Duncan, born in Glasgow, Scotland, actor, Sherlock Holmes
1913 Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician
1913 Peter Cushing, England, actor, Dracula, Star Wars, Dr. Who
1913 Robert Shaw, town planner
1912 Janos Kadar, premier Hungary, 1956-58
1911 Ben Alexander, NV, actor, Dragnet, Outer Gate, Mr. Doodles Kicks Off
1910 Adolfo Lopez Mateos, president of Mexico
1910 Laurance S Rockefeller, New York City, CEO, Chase Manhattan Bank
1909 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach, Manchester United
1909 Richard Maibaum, New York City, screenwriter, Goldfinger
1909 J. Irwin Miller, American Businessman
1908 Malando, Arie Maasland, composer/orchestra leader, Ole Guapa
1908 Robert Morley, England, actor, High Road to China, African Queen
1907 Carleton Young, New York, actor, Reefer Madness, Pride of the Bowery
1907 John Wayne, Winterset, Iowa, actor, Green Berets, True Grit
1903 Estes Kefauver, born in Madisonville, Tennessee, Senator-D-Tennessee 1949 - 1963
1899 Otto E Neugebauer, Austrian/US math historian
1899 Pieter Menten, Dutch war criminal
1898 Ernst Bacon, composer
1898 Gerard Bertouille, composer
1895 Dorothea Lange, U.S. documentary photographer
1895 Paul Lukas, Budapest Hungary, actor, Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx
1893 Eugene Goossens, born in London, England, conductor and composer, Perseus
1893 Norma Talmadge, New York, actress, Sign on Door, Camille
1891 Maxwell Bodenheim, American Poet
1890 Kurt Edzard, German sculptor, nudes/portraits
1886 Al Jolson, Asa Yoelson, jazz singer/silent actor, Mamie, Swanee
1884 Charles Winninger, Athens Wisconsin, actor, Charlie Farrell Show
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
1876 Jack Root, boxing's 1st light heavyweight champion
1874 Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer, double decker
1873 Cornelis G N de Vooys, translator/founder, New Taalgids
1871 Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier, 1946-47
1867 Mary, queen of Great Britain and North Ireland
1866 John Eigenhuis, writer, Tough Workers
1865 Akseli V Gallen-Kallela, Fins painter/graphic artist/illustrator
1859 Alfred Edward Housman, Bromsgrove England, poet, A Buried Life
1856 George Templeton Strong, composer
1853 Monroe A Althouse, composer
1850 Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress, Stupid force
1846 Arthur Coquard, composer
1835 Edward Porter Alexander, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1825 Felipe Gutierrez y Espinoza, composer
1822 Edmond de Goncourt, French Writer
1806 Henry Knox Thatcher, Commander Union Navy
1799 Alexander S Pushkin, Russia, writer, Eugene Onegin
1799 August Kopisch, German writer, Die Heinzelmannchen von Koln
1782 Joseph Drechsler, composer
1773 Hans Georg Nageli, composer
1771 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author
1764 Edward Livingston, American Judge
1759 Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, writer/mother of Mary Shelley
1700 Nikolaus L earl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, German evangelist
1689 Mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric
1667 Abraham De Moivre, French mathematician, De Moivre's theorem
1591 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, composer
1566 Mohammed III, sultan of Turkey, 1595-1603
1478 Clement VII, Giulio de' Medici, Italy, Pope, 1523-34