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History Births on May 26

Olcay ?ahan
Olcay ?ahan, Turkish footballer


Caitlín R. Kiernan
Caitlín R. Kiernan, Irish-American paleontologist and author


Elisabeth Harnois
Elisabeth Harnois, American actress


Philippe de Champaigne
Philippe de Champaigne, Dutch-French painter (d. 1674)


Arto Bryggare
Arto Bryggare, Finnish hurdler and politician


Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice, English actor (d. 2017)


Adolfo de la Huerta
Adolfo de la Huerta, Mexican politician and provisional president, 1920 (d. 1955)


François Legault
François Legault, Canadian businessman and politician


Andrea Catellani
Andrea Catellani, Italian footballer


Mehmed III
Mehmed III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1603)


Dan Sarginson
Dan Sarginson, Australian-English rugby league player


Josh Thomas (comedian)
Josh Thomas, Australian comedian and actor


David Meece
David Meece, American singer-songwriter and pianist


Peggy Lee
Peggy Lee, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2002)


Imants Kalni?š
Imants Kalni?š, Latvian composer


Will Chambers
Will Chambers, Australian rugby league player


Justin Pierre
Justin Pierre, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer


Katerine Savard
Katerine Savard, Canadian swimmer


Cliff Drysdale
Cliff Drysdale, South African tennis player and sportscaster


Isaac Slade
Isaac Slade, American singer-songwriter and pianist


Zola Budd
Zola Budd, South African runner


Raina Telgemeier
Raina Telgemeier, American author and cartoonist


Fernando León de Aranoa
Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter


Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and actor


Michel Tornéus
Michel Tornéus, Swedish long jumper


Roberto Ravaglia
Roberto Ravaglia, Italian race car driver


Nicolaus Zinzendorf
Nicolaus Zinzendorf, German bishop and saint (d. 1760)


Ashley Vincent
Ashley Vincent, English footballer


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


Mary of Teck
Mary of Teck, English-born queen consort of the United Kingdom (d. 1953)


Levon Helm
Levon Helm, American singer-songwriter, drummer, producer, and actor (d. 2012)


Fiona Shackleton
Fiona Shackleton, English lawyer


William Petty
William Petty, English economist and philosopher (d. 1687)


Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing, English actor (d. 1994)


Luca Toni
Luca Toni, Italian footballer


Diomedes Díaz
Diomedes Díaz, Colombian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)


Matt Busby
Matt Busby, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1994)


Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark


Ben Zobrist
Ben Zobrist, American baseball player


Jimmy Vesey
Jimmy Vesey, American ice hockey player


Hasan Kabze
Hasan Kabze, Turkish footballer


Percy Perrin
Percy Perrin, English cricketer (d. 1945)


Antonio Barrette
Antonio Barrette, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Premier of Quebec (d. 1968)


Abraham de Moivre
Abraham de Moivre, French-English mathematician and theorist (d. 1754)


Eero Loone
Eero Loone, Estonian philosopher and academic


Pam Grier
Pam Grier, American actress


Romas Ubartas
Romas Ubartas, Lithuanian discus thrower


Sébastien Vaillant
Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist and mycologist (d. 1722)


James Arness
James Arness, American actor (d. 2011)


Sam Posey
Sam Posey, American race car driver and journalist


Robert Copeland
Robert Copeland, Australian footballer


Neshka Robeva
Neshka Robeva, Bulgarian gymnast and coach


Imi Lichtenfeld
Imi Lichtenfeld, Hungarian-Israeli martial artist, boxer, and gymnast (d. 1998)


Claude Legault
Claude Legault, Canadian actor and screenwriter


Monika Christodoulou
Monika Christodoulou, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist


August Kopisch
August Kopisch, German poet and painter (d. 1853)


John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire (d. 1722)


Masaharu Morimoto
Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese-American chef


János Kádár
János Kádár, Hungarian mechanic and politician, 46th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1989)


Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English writer (d. 1762)


Damian Williams (wide receiver)
Damian Williams, American football player


Miles Davis
Miles Davis, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1991)


Stephen Curry (comedian)
Stephen Curry, Australian comedian and actor


Paul E. Patton
Paul E. Patton, American politician, 59th Governor of Kentucky


Henry Holland (fashion designer)
Henry Holland, English fashion designer


Denis Lebel
Denis Lebel, Canadian businessman and politician, 29th Canadian Minister of Transport


Joel Selwood
Joel Selwood, Australian footballer


Robert W. Chambers
Robert W. Chambers, American author and illustrator (d. 1933)


Adolfo López Mateos
Adolfo López Mateos, Mexican politician, 48th President of Mexico (d. 1969)


Monique Gagnon-Tremblay
Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Canadian academic and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec


Robert Morley
Robert Morley, English actor (d. 1992)


Jack Kevorkian
Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist, author, and assisted suicide activist (d. 2011)


Aldrich Ames
Aldrich Ames, American CIA officer and criminal


Lyudmila Petrushevskaya
Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian author and playwright


Paul Collingwood
Paul Collingwood, English cricketer and coach


Mehmet Okur
Mehmet Okur, Turkish basketball player


Demy de Zeeuw
Demy de Zeeuw, Dutch footballer


Mick Ronson
Mick Ronson, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 1993)


Margaret Colin
Margaret Colin, American actress


Brent Musburger
Brent Musburger, American sportscaster


Alan Hollinghurst
Alan Hollinghurst, English novelist, poet, short story writer, and translator


Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange, American photographer and journalist (d. 1965)


David Stevens, Baron Stevens of Ludgate
David Stevens, Baron Stevens of Ludgate, English politician


Ward Cunningham
Ward Cunningham, American computer programmer, developed the first wiki


Lars Frölander
Lars Frölander, Swedish swimmer


Karin Juel
Karin Juel, Swedish singer, actor, and writer (d. 1976)


Vilasrao Deshmukh
Vilasrao Deshmukh, Indian lawyer and politician, 17th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2012)


Christfried Burmeister
Christfried Burmeister, Estonian speed skater (d. 1965)


Jason Manford
Jason Manford, English actor, screenwriter, and television host


Nathan Merritt
Nathan Merritt, Australian rugby league player


Neil Parish
Neil Parish, English politician


Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress


Michael Portillo
Michael Portillo, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Defence


Manorama (Tamil actress)
Manorama, Indian actress and singer (d. 2015)


John Baird (Canadian politician)
John Baird, Canadian politician, 10th Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs


Paula Findlay
Paula Findlay, Canadian triathlete


Maurice Baquet
Maurice Baquet, French actor and cellist (d. 2005)


John Wayne
John Wayne, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 1979)


Natalya Nazarova
Natalya Nazarova, Russian sprinter


Ba U
Ba U, 2nd President of Burma (d. 1963)


Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn, British journalist and politician


Genie Francis
Genie Francis, Canadian-American actress


Catherine Sauvage
Catherine Sauvage, French singer and actress (d. 1998)


Mary Nightingale
Mary Nightingale, English journalist


Inge Borkh
Inge Borkh, German soprano (d. 2018)


Amanda Bauer
Amanda Bauer, American astronomer and academic


Louis-Jean Cormier
Louis-Jean Cormier, Canadian singer and songwriter


Erica Terpstra
Erica Terpstra, Dutch swimmer, journalist, and politician


Josef Manger
Josef Manger, German weightlifter (d. 1991)


Carmen Montejo
Carmen Montejo, Cuban-Mexican actress (d. 2013)


Curtis Rona
Curtis Rona, New Zealand rugby league player


Nikos Chatzivrettas
Nikos Chatzivrettas, Greek basketball player


Jack Cheetham
Jack Cheetham, South African cricketer (d. 1980)


Frankie Manning
Frankie Manning, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2009)


Edmond de Goncourt
Edmond de Goncourt, French author and critic, founded the Académie Goncourt (d. 1896)


Simon Armitage
Simon Armitage, English poet, playwright and novelist


Necip Faz?l K?sakürek
Necip Faz?l K?sakürek, Turkish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1983)


Tarsem Singh
Tarsem Singh, Indian-American director, producer, and screenwriter


Black (singer)
Black, English singer-songwriter (d. 2016)


James III, Margrave of Baden-Hachberg
James III, margrave of Baden-Hachberg (d. 1590)


Karin Ekelund
Karin Ekelund, Swedish actress (d. 1976)


Hank Williams Jr.
Hank Williams Jr., American singer-songwriter and guitarist


Al Jolson
Al Jolson, American singer and actor (d. 1950)


Fabio Firmani
Fabio Firmani, Italian footballer


Anne McGuire
Anne McGuire, Scottish educator and politician


Matt Stone
Matt Stone, American actor, animator, screenwriter, producer, and composer


Kay Hagan
Kay Hagan, American lawyer and politician


Kenny Florian
Kenny Florian, American mixed martial artist and sportscaster


Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas, Hungarian-American actor and singer (d. 1971)


Dan Parks
Dan Parks, Australian-Scottish rugby player


Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks, American singer-songwriter


Mamie Smith
Mamie Smith, American singer, actress, dancer, and pianist (d. 1946)


Bob Fitzsimmons
Bob Fitzsimmons, English-New Zealand boxer (d. 1917)


Pope Clement VII
Clement VII, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1534)


Ramón Calderón
Ramón Calderón, Spanish lawyer and businessman


Paul Stoddart
Paul Stoddart, Australian businessman


Ah Young
Ah Young, South Korean singer and actress


Sally Ride
Sally Ride, American physicist and astronaut, founded Sally Ride Science (d. 2012)


George Formby
George Formby, English singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1961)


Jacques Bergerac
Jacques Bergerac, French actor and businessman (d. 2014)


Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter, English actress


Garry Peterson
Garry Peterson, Canadian-American drummer


Wesley Walker
Wesley Walker, American football player and educator


Bobcat Goldthwait
Bobcat Goldthwait, American actor, director, and screenwriter


Herb Trimpe
Herb Trimpe, American author and illustrator (d. 2015)


Lara Goodall, South African cricketer
Jason Adesanya, Belgian footballer
Dani Samuels, Australian discus thrower
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Colombian footballer
Sten Lassmann, Estonian pianist
Phil Elvrum, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
Misaki Ito, Japanese actress and model
Naomi Harris, Canadian-American photographer
Zaher Andary, Lebanese footballer
Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese illustrator
Dominic Mohan, English journalist
Siri Lindley, American triathlete and coach
Steve Sedgley, English footballer and manager
Mika Yamamoto, Japanese journalist (d. 2012)
Philip Treacy, Irish milliner, hat designer
Hazel Irvine, Scottish sportscaster and journalist
Argiris Pedoulakis, Greek basketball player and coach
Jamie Spence, English golfer
Steve Pate, American golfer
Rob Murphy, American baseball player
Masahiro Matsunaga, Japanese race car driver
Dean Lukin, Australian weightlifter
Doug Hutchison, American actor
Ole Bornedal, Danish actor, director, and producer
Ronnie Black, American golfer
Dan Roundfield, American basketball player (d. 2012)
Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish educator and politician
Philip Michael Thomas, American actor
Glenn Turner, New Zealand cricketer
Carol O'Connell, American author and painter
Alistair MacDuff, English lawyer and judge
Jan Kinder, Norwegian ice hockey player (d. 2013)
Phil Edmonston, American-Canadian journalist and politician
Jim Dobbin, Scottish microbiologist and politician (d. 2014)
Teresa Stratas, Canadian soprano and actress
K. Bikram Singh, Indian director and producer (d. 2013)
William Bolcom, American pianist and composer
Edward Whittemore, American soldier and author (d. 1995)
Karim Emami, Indian-Iranian lexicographer and critic (d. 2005)
John Jackson, English lawyer and businessman
Hans Freeman, Australian bioinorganic chemist and protein crystallographer (d. 2008)
Ernie Carroll, Australian television personality and producer
J. F. Ade Ajayi, Nigerian historian and academic (d. 2014)
Alec McCowen, English actor (d. 2017)
Troy Smith, American businessman, founded Sonic Drive-In (d. 2009)
Rubén González, Cuban pianist (d. 2003)
Henriette Roosenburg, Dutch journalist and author (d. 1972)
Antonia Forest, English author (d. 2003)
Vernon Alley, American bassist (d. 2004)
Pierre Daninos, French author (d. 2005)
Henry Ephron, American playwright, screenwriter, and producer (d. 1992)
Nguy?n Ng?c Th?, Vietnamese politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam (d. 1976)
Jean Bernard, French physician and haematologist (d. 2006)
Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian-French pianist and educator (d. 2002)
Muriel McQueen Fergusson, Canadian lawyer and politician, Canadian Speaker of the Senate (d. 1997)
Ernst Bacon, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1990)
Eugene Aynsley Goossens, English conductor and composer (d. 1962)
W. Otto Miessner, American composer and educator (d. 1967)
Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian painter and illustrator (d. 1958)
Koreyasu, Japanese prince and sh?gun (d. 1326)