Date History - On this day in history

Famous birthdays for this day in history

Born on this day - May 26th

1982 - Yoko Matsugane, Japanese model

1979 - Ashley Massaro, WWE Diva

1977 - Misaki Ito, Japanese actress

1977 - Luca Toni, Italian soccer player

1974 - Lars Frölander, Swedish swimmer

1971 - Matt Stone, American television producer

1970 - Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese cartoonist

1968 - Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark

1966 - Helena Bonham Carter, English actress

1965 - Hazel Irvine, British television presenter

1964 - Lenny Kravitz, American guitarist and singer

1962 - Genie Francis, American actress

1962 - Bobcat Goldthwait, American actor and comedian

1957 - Margaret Colin, American actress

1957 - Kristina Olsen, American musician

1955 - Wesley Walker, american football player

1955 - Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese chef

1954 - Alan Hollinghurst, British novelist

1953 - Michael Portillo, British politician

1951 - Sally Ride, astronaut

1949 - Ward Cunningham, American inventor

1949 - Philip Michael Thomas, American actor

1949 - Hank Williams Jr., American singer

1948 - Stevie Nicks, American songwriter and actress

1946 - Mick Ronson, English guitarist (d. 1993)

1943 - Erica Terpstra, Dutch swimmer, politician and president of the Dutch Olympic Committee

1942 - Levon Helm, American musician (The Band)

1941 - Cliff Drysdale, South African-born tennis player

1939 - Merab Kostava, one of the leaders of Georgian anti-soviet movement, national hero of Georgia

1939 - Brent Musburger, American sports broadcaster

1938 - William Bolcom, American composer

1938 - Teresa Stratas, Canadian soprano

1928 - Jack Kevorkian, American physician

1926 - Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter and composer (d. 1991)

1923 - Roy Dotrice, British actor

1923 - James Arness, American actor

1920 - Peggy Lee, American singer (d. 2002)

1916 - Henriette Roosenburg, Dutch journalist (d. 1972)

1915 - Sam Edwards, American actor (d. 2004)

1915 - Antonia Forest, British children's author (d. 2003)

1914 - Frankie Manning, American Lindy Hop dancer

1913 - Peter Cushing, English actor (d. 1994)

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

1911 - Ben Alexander, American actor (d. 1969)

1909 - Sir Matt Busby, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1994)

1908 - Robert Morley, English actor (d. 1992

1907 - Rachel Carson, American environmental writer (d. 1964)

1907 - John Wayne, American actor (d. 1979)

1907 - Jean Bernard, French physician

1895 - Dorothea Lange, American photographer (d. 1965)

1893 - Norma Talmadge, American actress (d. 1957)

1887 - Paul Lukas, Hungarian actor (d. 1971)

1886 - Al Jolson, American singer (d. 1950)

1878 - Isadora Duncan, American dancer (d. 1927)

1873 - Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist

1867 - Mary of Teck, wife of George V of the United Kingdom (d. 1953)

1865 - Robert W. Chambers, American artist (d. 1933)

1822 - Edmond de Goncourt, French writer (d. 1896)

1799 - Aleksandr Pushkin, Russian author (d. 1837)

1764 - Edward Livingston, American jurist and statesman (d. 1836)

1700 - Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf, German religious and social reformer (d. 1760)

1689 - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English writer (d. 1762)

1669 - Sebastien Vaillant, French botanist (d. 1722)

1667 - Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (d. 1754)

1650 - John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, British general (d. 1722)

1602 - Philippe de Champaigne, French painter (d. 1674)

1566 - Mehmed III, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1603)

1478 - Pope Clement VII (d. 1534)

1264 - Prince Koreyasu, Japanese shogun (d. 1326)



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