Date History - On this day in history

Famous birthdays for this day in history

Born on this day - June 26th

2005 - Princess Alexia of the Netherlands

1985 - Urgyen Trinley Dorje, Tibetan spiritual leader

1980 - Michael Vick, American football player

1980 - Jason Schwartzman, American actor

1977 - Michael Thomas Dunn, American actor and filmmaker

1977 - Kubo Tite, Japanese cartoonist

1976 - Joe Landon, American pornographic actor

1976 - Chad Pennington, American football player

1974 - Derek Jeter, American baseball player

1973 - Gretchen Wilson, American singer

1970 - Chris O'Donnell, American actor

1969 - Colin Greenwood, British musician (Radiohead)

1968 - Shannon Sharpe, American football player and commentator

1968 - Rich Eisen, sports broadcaster

1968 - Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer

1963 - Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman

1961 - Greg Lemond, American cyclist

1959 - Mark McKinney, Canadian actor

1956 - Chris Isaak, American singer

1955 - Mick Jones, British guitarist (The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite)

1954 - Steve Barton, American actor, singer, and dancer

1951 - Gary Gilmour, Australian cricketer

1945 - Dwight York, American cult leader and convicted child molester

1943 - John Beasley, American actor

1942 - Gilberto Gil, singer, songwriter, and first Minister of Culture of Brazil

1937 - Sombat Metanee, Thai film actor

1937 - Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1936 - Robert Maclennan, British politician

1934 - Jeremy Wolfenden, British journalist (d. 1965)

1933 - Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor

1925 - Pavel Belyayev, cosmonaut (d. 1970)

1919 - Richard Neustadt, American political historian (d. 2003)

1912 - Jay Silverheels, American actor (d. 1980)

1911 - Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American athlete and golfer (d. 1956)

1909 - Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's manager (d. 1997)

1906 - Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (d. 1974)

1904 - Peter Lorre, Hungarian-born actor (d. 1964)

1904 - Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer (d. 1951)

1899 - Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)

1898 - Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer (d. 1978)

1892 - Pearl S. Buck, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)

1869 - Martin Andersen Nex°, Danish writer (d. 1954)

1866 - George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English financier of Egyptian excavations (d. 1923)

1865 - Bernard Berenson, American art historian (d. 1959)

1854 - Robert Laird Borden, eighth Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1937)

1824 - Lord Kelvin, Irish-born physicist (d. 1907)

1703 - Thomas Clap, first president of Yale University (d. 1767)

1702 - Philip Doddridge, English religious leader (d. 1751)

1694 - Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and minerologist (d. 1768)

1689 - Edward Holyoke, American President of Harvard University (d. 1769)

1681 - Hedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (d. 1708)



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