Date History - On this day in history

Famous birthdays for this day in history

Born on this day - April 26th

1984 - Mija Martina, Bosnian singer

1983 - Jessica Lynch, American P.O.W. captured and rescued in Iraq in 2003

1982 - Joanne Gobure, Nauruan poet

1980 - Jordana Brewster, American actress

1977 - Tom Welling, American actor

1976 - Jose Pasillas, American musician (Incubus)

1976 - Joey Jordison, American musician (Slipknot)

1973 - Chris Perry, English footballer

1970 - Tionne Watkins, American singer (TLC)

1967 - Glen Jacobs, American professional wrestler

1965 - Kevin James, American comedian and actor

1964 - Jens Unmack, Danish singer and songwriter

1963 - Jet Li, Chinese martial artist and actor

1961 - Joan Chen, Chinese-born actress

1961 - Anthony Cumia, American Radio Personality, See Opie and Anthony

1960 - Roger Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran)

1958 - Jeffrey Guterman, American mental health counselor

1956 - Koo Stark, American actress

1949 - Carlos Bianchi, Argetinian football coach and player

1946 - Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Russian politician

1943 - Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect

1943 - Gary Wright, American singer

1942 - Michael Kergin, Canadian diplomat

1942 - Claudine Auger, French actress

1942 - Bobby Rydell, American singer

1940 - Giorgio Moroder, Italian composer

1938 - Duane Eddy, American musician

1936 - Lane Smith, American actor

1934 - Alan Arkin, American actor

1933 - Carol Burnett, American singer, actress, and comedian

1933 - Arno Allan Penzias, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1932 - Michael Smith, English-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)

1926 - Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (d. 2003)

1925 - Jørgen Ingmann, Danish musician (d. 1990)

1918 - Stafford Repp American actor (d. 1974)

1918 - Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch athlete (d. 2004)

1917 - I.M. Pei, Chinese-born architect

1916 - Morris West, Australian writer (d. 1999)

1914 - James W. Rouse, American real estate investor, activist, and philanthropist (d. 1996)

1914 - Bernard Malamud, American author (d. 1986)

1912 - A. E. van Vogt, Canadian writer (d. 2000)

1911 - Marianne Hoppe, German actress (d. 2002)

1900 - Charles Richter, American geophysicist and inventor (d. 1985)

1898 - Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)

1898 - John Grierson, Scottish filmmaker (d. 1972)

1897 - Eddie Eagan, American sportsman (d. 1967)

1897 - Douglas Sirk, German-born film director (d. 1987)

1896 - Ernst Udet, WWI pilot and film actor, Luftwaffe officer (d. 1941)

1894 - Rudolf Hess, Nazi official (d. 1987)

1893 - Draza Mihajlovic, Serbian WW2 Hero (d. 1946)

1889 - Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-born philosopher (d. 1951)

1888 - Anita Loos, American writer (d. 1981)

1886 - Ma Rainey, American singer (d. 1939)

1879 - Owen Willans Richardson, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)

1826 - George Hull Ward, American general (d. 1863)

1826 - Ambrose R. Wright, American Civil War General (d. 1872

1822 - Frederick Law Olmsted, American landscape architect (d. 1903)

1812 - Alfred Krupp, German industrialist (d. 1887)

1798 - James Beckwourth, American explorer (d. 1867)

1798 - Eugène Delacroix, French painter (d. 1863)

1787 - Ludwig Uhland, German poet (d. 1862)

1785 - John James Audubon, French-American naturalist and illustrator (d. 1851)

1774 - Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist (d. 1853)

1765 - Emma, Lady Hamilton, English mistress of Horatio Nelson (d. 1815)

1718 - Esek Hopkins, American Revolutionary War admiral (d. 1802)

1711 - David Hume, Scottish philosopher and historian (d. 1776)

1710 - Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher (d. 1796)

1648 - King Peter II of Portugal (d. 1706)

1573 - Marie de' Medici, wife of Henry IV of France (d. 1642)

1564 (baptized) - William Shakespeare, English writer (d. 1616)

1538 - Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter (d. 1600)

121 - Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor (d. 180)



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