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History Births on April 26

Ludwig Uhland
Ludwig Uhland, German poet, philologist, and historian (d. 1862)


Frank Hahn
Frank Hahn, British economist (d. 2013)


Peter Madsen (footballer)
Peter Madsen, Danish footballer


Roger Moens
Roger Moens, Belgian runner and sportscaster


Al-Hadi, Iranian caliph (d. 786)


John Isner
John Isner, American tennis player


Peter Handscomb
Peter Handscomb, Australian Cricketer


Granny Hamner
Granny Hamner, American baseball player (d. 1993)


Kosuke Fukudome
Kosuke Fukudome, Japanese baseball player


José María López
José María López, Argentinian race car driver


Ambrose Dudley Mann
Ambrose Dudley Mann, American politician and diplomat, 1st United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1889)


Paul Almond
Paul Almond, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)


Joey Jordison
Joey Jordison, American musician, songwriter, record producer


Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs
Maurice Williams, American doo-wop/R&B singer-songwriter (Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs)


John II of France
King John II of France (d. 1364)


Novlene Williams-Mills
Novlene Williams-Mills, Jamaican sprinter


Jay DeMarcus
Jay DeMarcus, American bass player, songwriter, and producer


Joan Chen
Joan Chen, Chinese-American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter


Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Jean-Pierre Beltoise, French race car driver and motorcycle racer (d. 2015)


Roxana Saberi
Roxana Saberi, American journalist and author


Steve Lombardozzi
Steve Lombardozzi, American baseball player and coach


Harry Gallatin
Harry Gallatin, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)


Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum, American actor and producer


Alan Hinkes
Alan Hinkes, English mountaineer and explorer


Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder, Italian singer-songwriter and producer


Melania Trump
Melania Trump, Slovene-American model; First Lady of the United States; wife of United States President Donald Trump


Geoff Blum
Geoff Blum, American baseball player and sportscaster


Lior Refaelov
Lior Refaelov, Israeli footballer


Marlon King
Marlon King, English footballer


Thomas Reid
Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher and academic (d. 1796)


Stana Katic
Stana Katic, Canadian actress


Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily
Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (d. 1866)


Jessica Lynch
Jessica Lynch, American soldier and POW


Joseph Ward
Joseph Ward, Australian-New Zealand businessman and politician, 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1930)


Eddie Eagan
Eddie Eagan, American boxer and bobsledder (d. 1967)


James Dooley (politician)
James Dooley, Irish-Australian politician, 21st Premier of New South Wales (d. 1950)


Charles Goodyear (politician)
Charles Goodyear, American banker, lawyer, and politician (d. 1876)


Peter Zumthor
Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect and academic, designed the Therme Vals


Wojciech Pszczolarski
Wojciech Pszczolarski, Polish bicycle racer


Kevin James
Kevin James, American actor and comedian


John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute
John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute, Scottish race car driver


Eugène Delacroix
Eugène Delacroix, French painter and lithographer (d. 1863)


Tionne Watkins
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, African-American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress


Georgios Kostikos
Georgios Kostikos, Greek footballer, coach, and manager


Hisham I of Córdoba
Hisham I of Córdoba (d. 796)


Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor (d. 180)


Eric Campbell (actor)
Eric Campbell, British actor (d. 1917)


?abdulla Tuqay
?abdulla Tuqay, Russian poet and publicist (d. 1913)


Hack Wilson
Hack Wilson, American baseball player (d. 1948)


Jet Li
Jet Li, Chinese-Singaporean martial artist, actor, and producer


I. M. Pei
I. M. Pei, Chinese-American architect, designed the National Gallery of Art and Bank of China Tower (d. 2019)


Dick Johnson (racing driver)
Dick Johnson, Australian race car driver


Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, English actress and singer-songwriter


Joe Crede
Joe Crede, American baseball player


Ms. Dynamite
Ms. Dynamite, English rapper and producer


Samantha Cristoforetti
Samantha Cristoforetti, Italian astronaut


Charles Francis Richter
Charles Francis Richter, American seismologist and physicist (d. 1985)


Caro Emerald
Caro Emerald, Dutch pop and jazz singer


Marie de' Medici
Marie de' Medici, queen of Henry IV of France (d. 1642)


Frederick Law Olmsted
Frederick Law Olmsted, American journalist and designer, co-designed Central Park (d. 1903)


Gareth Evans (footballer, born 1988)
Gareth Evans, English footballer


Melvin Ingram
Melvin Ingram, American football player


Christian Leopold von Buch
Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist and paleontologist (d. 1853)


Gian Paolo Lomazzo
Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter and academic (d. 1600)


Rahul Verma
Rahul Verma, Indian social worker & activist


Daniil Kvyat
Daniil Kvyat, Russian race car driver


Bobby Rydell
Bobby Rydell, American singer and actor


Peter II of Portugal
Peter II of Portugal (d. 1706)


Ludwig Wittgenstein
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-English philosopher and academic (d. 1951)


Jean Vigo
Jean Vigo, French director and screenwriter (d. 1934)


Frank D'Rone
Frank D'Rone, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)


Owen Willans Richardson
Owen Willans Richardson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)


Marilyn Nelson
Marilyn Nelson, African-American poet and author


Duane Eddy
Duane Eddy, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor


Vicente Aleixandre
Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish poet and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)


Charles Farrar Browne
Charles Farrar Browne, American author (d. 1867)


Mitch Rein
Mitch Rein, Australian rugby league player


Gerard Cafesjian
Gerard Cafesjian, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)


Roger Taylor (Duran Duran drummer)
Roger Taylor, English drummer


Toomas Tõniste
Toomas Tõniste, Estonian sailor and politician


Fanny Blankers-Koen
Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch sprinter and long jumper (d. 2004)


Paul Verner
Paul Verner, German soldier and politician (d. 1986)


Ken Wallis
Ken Wallis, English commander, engineer, and pilot (d. 2013)


Sal Maglie
Sal Maglie, American baseball player and coach (d. 1992)


Virgil Trucks
Virgil Trucks, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)


Anita Loos
Anita Loos, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1981)


Bernard Malamud
Bernard Malamud, Jewish American novelist and short story writer (d. 1986)


Kurt Bodewig
Kurt Bodewig, German politician


Jeanne Sauvé
Jeanne Sauvé, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Governor General of Canada (d. 1993)


Bill Wennington
Bill Wennington, Canadian basketball player


Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett, American actress, singer, and producer


Rafael Guízar y Valencia
Rafael Guízar y Valencia, Mexican bishop and saint (d. 1938)


Edmund C. Tarbell
Edmund C. Tarbell, American painter and educator (d. 1938)


Filiberto Ojeda Ríos
Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican-American general (d. 2005)


John Corabi
John Corabi, American singer-songwriter and guitarist


Svyatoslav Belza
Svyatoslav Belza, Russian journalist, author, and critic (d. 2014)


Jordana Brewster
Jordana Brewster, Panamanian-American actress


John Battle (politician)
John Battle, English politician


Aaron Judge
Aaron Judge, American baseball player


Giancarlo Esposito
Giancarlo Esposito, American actor, director, and producer


John Grierson
John Grierson, Scottish director and producer (d. 1972)


Yuliya Zaripova
Yuliya Zaripova, Russian runner


Dean Austin
Dean Austin, English footballer and manager


Adam Falckenhagen
Adam Falckenhagen, German lute player and composer (d. 1754)


Rudolf Hess
Rudolf Hess, Egyptian-German politician (d. 1987)


Emily Wickersham
Emily Wickersham, American actress


Jadwiga Staniszkis
Jadwiga Staniszkis, Polish sociologist, political scientist, and academic


Alberto Quintano
Alberto Quintano, Chilean footballer


Cornelia Ullrich
Cornelia Ullrich, German hurdler


Tom Welling
Tom Welling, American actor


Ernst Udet
Ernst Udet, German colonel and pilot (d. 1941)


Anna Mucha
Anna Mucha, Polish actress and journalist


Carlos Bianchi
Carlos Bianchi, Argentinian footballer and manager


Debra Wilson
Debra Wilson, American actress and comedian


Avi Nimni
Avi Nimni, Israeli footballer and manager


Gary Wright
Gary Wright, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer


Esek Hopkins
Esek Hopkins, American commander (d. 1802)


John James Audubon
John James Audubon, French-American ornithologist and painter (d. 1851)


Isaac Liu
Isaac Liu, New Zealand rugby league player


Douglas Sirk
Douglas Sirk, German-American director and screenwriter (d. 1987)


Arno Allan Penzias
Arno Allan Penzias, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate


Ruut Tarmo
Ruut Tarmo, Estonian actor and director (d. 1967)


Kane (wrestler)
Glenn Thomas Jacobs, American professional wrestler, actor, businessman and politician


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


Srdjan Pejicic, Canadian/Bosnian basketball player
Ignacio Lores Varela, Uruguayan footballer
Will Heard, British singer and songwriter
Lazaros Fotias, Greek footballer
Nevin Spence, Northern Irish rugby player (d. 2012)
Manuel Viniegra, Mexican footballer
Ben Spina, Australian rugby league player
Jorge Andújar Moreno, Spanish footballer
Sean Evans, host of the YouTube series Hot Ones
Andrea Koch Benvenuto, Chilean tennis player
Sandra Schmitt, German skier (d. 2000)
Václav Vara?a, Czech ice hockey player
Luigi Panarelli, Italian footballer
Óscar García Junyent, Spanish footballer and coach
Chris Perry, English footballer
Jules Naudet, French-American director and producer
Natrone Means, American football player and coach
Kiko, Spanish footballer
Jason Bargwanna, Australian race car driver
Kristen R. Ghodsee, American ethnographer and academic
Susannah Harker, English actress
Colin Scotts, Australian-American football player
Colin Anderson, English footballer
Koo Stark, American actress and photographer
Tatyana Fomina, Estonian chess player
Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
Sylvain Simard, Canadian academic and politician
Howard Davies, English director and producer (d. 2016)
Richard Bradshaw, English conductor (d. 2007)
Michael Kergin, Canadian diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United States
Sharon Carstairs, Canadian lawyer and politician, Canadian Leader of the Government in the Senate
Claudine Auger, French model and actress
Cliff Watson, English rugby league player (d. 2018)
Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, Indian cleric and politician (d. 2014)
Patricia Reilly Giff, American author and educator
Michael Smith, English-Canadian biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)
Francis Lai, French accordion player and composer (d. 2018)
Shirley Cawley, English long jumper
Israr Ahmed, Indian-Pakistani theologian, philosopher, and scholar (d. 2010)
John Cain Jr., Australian politician, 41st Premier of Victoria
Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent and producer (d. 2008)
Richard Mitchell, American author and educator (d. 2002)
Jack Douglas, English actor (d. 2008)
Michael Mathias Prechtl, German soldier and illustrator (d. 2003)
Michele Ferrero, Italian entrepreneur (d. 2015)
Vladimir Boltyansky, Russian mathematician, educator and author
Browning Ross, American runner and soldier (d. 1998)
Margaret Scott, South African-Australian ballerina and choreographer
J. C. Holt, English historian and academic (d. 2014)
Jimmy Giuffre, American clarinet player, saxophonist, and composer (d. 2008)
Morris West, Australian author and playwright (d. 1999)
Eyvind Earle, American artist, author, and illustrator (d. 2000)
James Rouse, American real estate developer (d. 1996)
A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-American author (d. 2000)
Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese screenwriter and producer (d. 1997)
Marianne Hoppe, German actress (d. 2002)
Ilias Tsirimokos, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1968)
Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist and politician, 177th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2004)
Paul-Émile Léger, Canadian cardinal (d. 1991)
Eva Aschoff, German bookbinder and calligrapher (d. 1969)
Oscar Rabin, Latvian-English saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1958)
Ernst Felle, German rower (d. 1959)
William Ashhurst, English banker, Sheriff of London, Lord Mayor of London and politician (d. 1720)
Alice de Toeni, Countess of Warwick (d. 1324)