Birthdays of Personalities on January 26

xxxx :Maurice Starr Jr, [Maurice Brown], Boston, rapper (Perfect Gentlemen)
1667 :Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies
1714 :Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage)
1715 :Claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher
1716 :George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville
1722 :Prestonpans
1763 :Charles XIV, French marshall, king of Sweden & Norway (1818-44)
1770 :Alexander Carlyle, Moderator of General Assembly
1778 :Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)
1781 :Ludwig Joachim "Achim" von Arnim, German poet (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
1786 :Benjamin Robert Haydon, Plymouth, painter (Waiting for The Times)
1814 :Rufus King, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1876
1816 :Lloyd Tilghman, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1819 :Abner Doubleday, Union general-major/inventor (baseball) [or Jun 26]
1826 :Julia Dent Grant, 1st lady (1862-76)
1828 :Johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer
1852 :Pierre Brazza, explorer/colonial administrator (French Africa)
1877 :Kees van Dongen, Netherland, French painter
1880 :Douglas MacArthur, Little Rock Ark, general (WW II), he did return!
1884 :Edward Sapir, Germany, linguist/antropologist (indians)
1884 :Roy Chapman Andrews, US, scientist/explorer
1886 :Joannes A Veraart, Dutch economist/MP (Jews of the Netherlands)
1887 :Enrique E Ecker, Cura?ao, bacteriologist
1887 :Marc A "Pete" Mitscher, US lt-admiral (WW II-Task Force 58)
1893 :Bessie Coleman, 1st black airplane pilot
1899 :Wyllis Cooper, Pekin Ill, TV narrator (Volume One)
1902 :Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer
1904 :Sean MacBride, Dublin, statesman/Amnesty Intl co-founder (Nobel '74)
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
1907 :Eddie Ballantine, Chicago, orch leader (Don McNeill TV Club)
1908 :Stephane Grappelli, British (?) jazz/violinist
1911 :Polykarp Kusch, US, nuclear physicist: Nobel 1955
1912 :Cora Baird, NYC, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie)
1918 :Nicolae Ceausescu, Romanian president (1967-90)
1920 :John Logan Gorlay, journalist
1921 :Akio Morita, Kasugaya Japan, CEO (Sony)
1925 :David Jenkins, Bishop (Durham)
1925 :Desmond Cassidi, British admiral
1926 :Charles Tidbury, former chairman (Whitbread & Company)
1926 :Jose Maria Valverde, philosopher poet/translator
1926 :Ronnie Hilton, singer (Moonraker)
1927 :Jos? Sim?n Azcona Hoyo, president of Honduras (1986-90)
1928 :Gene Snyder, (Rep-R-KY, 1963-65, 67- )
1928 :Philip Jos? Farmer, Indiana, science fiction novelist (Riverworld)
1929 :M R Turner, publisher
1930 :A N Solomons, chairman (Singer & Friedlander)
1930 :Anne Macfarlane, Master (Court of Protection)
1930 :Harry "Buddy" Melges Jr, Wisc, yachter (Oly-gold/bronze-1964, 72)
1932 :Christopher Price, Director (Leeds Metropolitan U)
1932 :George H Clements, famous African
1933 :Angela Davis, black revolutionary[1944]-
1934 :Huey "Piano" Smith, pianist (Having a Good Time)
1937 :Gerrit Gerritse, Dutch MP (CDA)
1937 :Joseph Saidu Momoh, gen/president (Sierra Leone)
1937 :S J B Langdale, Headmaster (Shrewsbury School)
1938 :Margaret Daly, British MEP
1942 :Nigel Walmsley, chairman (Carlton UK Television)
1942 :William McLennan, CEO (Central Statistical Office)
1943 :Jean Knight, vocalist (Mr Big Stuff)
1943 :Sherian Grace Cadoria, brigadier general
1944 :Angela Yvonne Davis, black activist/professor
1945 :Jacqueline du Pr?e, Oxford England, cellist
1946 :Christopher Hampton, Azores, playwright (Oviri, Hotel du Lac)
1946 :Gene Siskel, movie critic (Siskel & Ebert)
1950 :Jorg Haider, Austrian polical leader (Austrian Freedom Pary)
1951 :Andy Hummell, Memphis Tn, rock bassist (Big Star)
1951 :David Briggs, rock guitarist (Little River Band-Help is on it's Way)
1951 :Jarmila Kratochvilova, Czech, 400m/800m runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
1952 :Mario Runco Jr, Bronx NY, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77)
1952 :Thomas Edward Henderson, SC, basketballer (Olympic-silver-1972)
1953 :Andr?e C van Es, Dutch MP (PSP)
1953 :Bert Heerink, Amsterdam, rock vocalist
1953 :Lucinda Williams, singer
1954 :Martin Dunn, British editor (Today)
1955 :Lucia Mendez, Mexico, spanish singer (Lucia es Luna Moreno)
1956 :Lisa Boray, [Schulte Nordholt], Dutch singer (Lovers Until the End)
1956 :Simon Howard, English large landowner (Castle Howard)
1957 :Eddie Van Halen, Nijmegan Neth, rock guitarist (Van Halen-Jump, 1984)
1958 :Anita Baker, Toledo Oh, singer (Giving You the Best That I Got)
1958 :Ellen DeGeneres, New Orleans LA, comediene (Ellen Morgan-Ellen)
1958 :Norman Lamont Hassan, British reggae musician (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1960 :Jeanette Bolden, LA Calif, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
1961 :Wayne Gretzky, Brantford Ont, NHL great scorer (Oiler, King, Rangers)
1962 :Tom Keifer, rock guitarist/vocalist (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
1963 :Andrew Ridgeley, England, rock guitarist (Wham-Wake Me Up)
1963 :Jazzie B, [Beresford Romeo], English rapper (Soul II Soul-Feel Free)
1965 :Lou Frazier, US baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos)
1965 :Tim McDonald, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
1967 :Jeff Branson, US baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
1967 :Tim Pugh, Lake Tahoe CA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, KC Royals)
1970 :Dan Carlson, US baseball pitcher (SF Giants)
1970 :Dean Malkoc, Vancouver, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
1971 :Jon Heidenreich, WLAF G (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971 :Lamar Mills, WLAF DE (Amsterdam Admirals)
1973 :Mark Brook, WLAF LB (Rhein Fire)
1973 :Tatsuki Katayama, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
1973 :Tony Ramirez, tackle (Detroit Lions)
1978 :Reesa Starr Jr
1997 :Pasaye, Palatine Ill, twin born 92 days after his brother (Oct 26)



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