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Notable Birthdays on September 26th

1902Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], Tropea Italy, American gangster (Murder Inc)

1948Olivia Newton-John, Cambridge England, singer (Lets Get Physical)

1888T. S. Eliot, St Louis Missouri, poet/dramatist/critic (Waste Land-Nobel 1948), (d. 1965)

1981Serena Williams, Saginaw, Michigan, tennis player (13 grand slams)

September 26th Birthdays
Date Event
1181
Saint Francis of Assisi, Italian founder of the Franciscan Order (d. 1226) 
1329
Anna of Bavaria, Queen of the Romans (d. 1353) 
1406
Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (d. 1430) 
1688
Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist 
1711
Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician (d. 1779) 
1729
Moses Mendelssohn, philosopher/critic/Bible translator 
1750
Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral (d. 1810) 
1758
Cosme Argerich, Argentine physician, founder of the Medicine School of Buenos Aires. 
1759
Hans D L earl Yorck von Wartenburg, Prussian fieldmarshal/gov-gen 
1767
Wenzel Muller, composer 
1774
John Chapman, [Johnny Appleseed], frontier nurseryman 
1791
Théodore Géricault, French painter (d. 1824) 
1792
William Hobson, first Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi, born Waterford, Ireland (D.1842) 
1820
Isvar Chandra Vidyasagar, father of Bengali prose (Exile of Sita) 
1821
Alvin Peterson Hovey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) 
1823
Ivan S Aksakov, Russian journalist (Denj, Moskvitsh) 
1832
Pyotr Petrovich Sokal'sky, composer 
1840
Louis-Olivier Taillon, French Canadian politician (d. 1923) 
1841
Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, composer 
1865
Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford, English pilot and ornithologist (d. 1937) 
1867
Maggie L Walker, black business & civic leader 
1868
Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert, composer 
1869
Komitas, Armenian composer (d. 1935) 
1870
Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47) 
1871
Winsor McCay, American cartoonist (d. 1934) 
1872
Ottokar T Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, Austrian Foreign min (1916-18) 
1873
Amilcare Zanella, composer 
1873
Aleksey Shchusev, Russian architect (d. 1949) 
1875
Edmund Gwenn, Wales, actor (Miracle on 34th Street) 
1876
C B "Buck" Llewellyn, cricketer (S Afr lefty all-rounder 1896-1912) 
1876
Edith Abbott, dean (U of Chic Social Sciences) 
1877
Alfred Cortot, French pianist 
1877
Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (d. 1963) 
1879
Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria, writer (Fairy, Samodiva Fee) 
1881
Hiram Wesley Evans, American member of the Ku Klux Klan (d. 1966) 
1884
J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (d. 1951) 
1885
Anna M F "Annie" Wageningen-Salomons, author (Girl Student) [or 6/26] 
1887
Antonio Moreno, Madrid Spain, actor/director (It, Careers) 
1887
Edwin Keppel Bennett, English writer (d. 1958) 
1887
Sir Barnes Wallis, English scientist, engineer and inventor (d. 1979) 
1888
T. S. Eliot, St Louis Missouri, poet/dramatist/critic (Waste Land-Nobel 1948), (d. 1965) 
1888
J. Frank Dobie, American folklorist and newspaper columnist (d. 1964) 
1889
Martin Heidegger, Germany, Existentialist (Being & Time) 
1891
Alfred Plane, US sharp shooter (Olympic-gold-1912, 20) 
1893
Milos Crnjanski, Serbian poet (Seobe) 
1894
Gladys Brockwell, Brooklyn NY, actress (Long Pants, Oliver Twist) 
1895
Fay Holden, Birmingham England, actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films) 
1897
Pope Paul VI, [Giovanni Montini], 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78) 
1897
Victor O Stomps, writer 
1897
Wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress/act teacher (Goethe/Brecht) 
1897
Arthur Rhys Davids, English pilot (d. 1917) 
1898
George Gershwin, [Jacob Gershvin], Bkln, composer (Rhapsody in Blue) 
1901
Donald Cook, Portland Ore, actor (Too Young To Go Steady) 
1901
George Raft, NYC, American actor (Each Dawn I Die, Scarface, Some Like It Hot) 
1902
Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], Tropea Italy, American gangster (Murder Inc) 
1903
Gerhard Nebel, writer 
1905
Emilio Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player 
1907
Anthony F Blunt, British historian/spy for USSR 
1907
Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, European Boxing Champ (Oly-silver-1928) 
1907
Ralph Michael, London England, actor (Quest, Doctor in the House) 
1908
Maurice Naessens, Belgian banker 
1909
Helen Giuliani, mother of Rudy (Mayor-R-NYC, 1994-2002) 
1909
Bill France, Sr., American car racing executive (d. 1992) 
1911
Jan F Hampe, pathologist-anatomy (Fabric & Stoflongen) 
1913
Ernst Schnabel, German sailor/dramatist (Anne Frank) 
1914
Jack LaLanne, exercise mogul (Juice Tiger) 
1917
Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician (d. 1976) 
1918
Humphrey van Loo, Dutch news director (ANP/Reuter) 
1919
Barbara Britton, Long Beach, California, actress (Young & Willing) 
1919
Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and researcher 
1922
Nicholas Romanov, French-born pretender to the Russian throne 
1923
Dev Anand, Indian actor and film producer 
1925
Bobby Shantz, baseball player (1952 AL MVP) 
1925
Marty Robbins, Glendale Az, singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone) 
1925
Norm Dussault, American ice hockey player 
1926
Buland Al Haidary, poet 
1926
Giuseppi Chiari, composer 
1926
Imre Vincze, composer 
1926
Julie London, Santa Rosa California, actress (Nurse McCall-Emergency) 
1926
Manfred Mayrhofer, Austrian Indo-European Philologist 
1927
Patrick O'Neal, Ocala Fla, actor (Kaz, Alvarez Kelly, King Rat) 
1927
Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (d. 1990) 
1927
Robert Cade, American physician and beverage inventor (d. 2007) 
1928
Bob Van der Veken, Belgian actor 
1929
Meredith C Gourdine, Newark NJ, long jumper (Olympic-silver-1952) 
1930
Fritz Wunderlich, Kusel Germany, tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58) 
1930
Philip Bosco, Jersey City, actor (Trading Places) 
1931
Donald J Pease, (Rep-D-OH, 1977- ) 
1931
George Chambers, MS, rock bassist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers) 
1931
Vijay Manjrekar, cricketer (father of Sanjay, reliable Indian batsman) 
1932
Clifton C Williams Jr, Mobile Alabama, Major USMC/astronaut 
1932
Giuacomo Manzoni, composer 
1932
Joyce Jameson, Chicago Ill, comedienne (Spike Jones Show) 
1932
Richard Herd, American actor 
1933
Clari Baruch, [Clara C de Lieme], actress (Man With White Flower) 
1933
Donna Douglas, [Dot Smith], Pride La, actress (Beverly Hillbillies) 
1934
Dick Heckstall-Smith, rocker (Alexis Korner Band) 
1934
Raphael Samuel, historian 
1935
Bob Barber, cricketer (dashing England lefty bat in 28 Tests 1960-68) 
1935
Joe Sherlock, Irish Labour Party politician (d. 2007) 
1936
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South African anti-apartheid activist and politician 
1937
Joop Admiral, Dutch actor/director (You Are My Mother) 
1937
Valentin Pavlov, Soviet politician (d. 2003) 
1938
Andrei Lukanov, politician 
1938
Michael V Love, US test pilot (X-24) 
1939
Judith P Appelbaum, magazine & newspaper editor, educator 
1939
Ricky Tomlinson, English actor 
1941
Joe Bauer, Memphis Tn, rock drummer (Youngbloods) 
1941
Martine Beswicke, Jamacia, actress (Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde) 
1941
Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor 
1942
Ingrid Mickler-Becker, German FR, long jumper/relayer (Oly-gold-72) 
1942
Kent McCord, Los Angeles California, actor (Officer Jim Reed-Adam 12) 
1943
Ian Chappell, Australian cricket player (batsman 1964-80) 
1943
Tim Schenken, Australian racing driver 
1944
Angela Dorian, (Victoria Vetri), SF, playmate (Sep 1967, Year-1968) 
1944
Anne Robinson, English television host 
1945
Bryan Ferry, England, rocker (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together) 
1945
Louise Beaudoin, French Canadian politician 
1945
Gal Costa, Brazilian singer 
1946
Mary Beth Hurt, [Mary Supinger], Iowa, actress (Garp, Interiors) 
1946
Andrea Dworkin, American feminist (d. 2005) 
1946
Christine Todd Whitman, American politician 
1946
Radha Krishna Mainali, Nepalese politician 
1947
Dick Roth, US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1964) 
1947
Graham Faulkner, London, actor (Brother Sun Sister Moon) 
1947
Lynn Anderson, ND, country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden) 
1947
Richard Roth, US, 400m swim medley (Olympic-gold-1964) 
1948
Olivia Newton-John, Cambridge England, singer (Lets Get Physical) 
1948
Vladimir Remek, Czechoslovakia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 28) 
1949
Leonide F M "Leonie" Triesschijn, Dutch actress/mime 
1949
Martin Delray, Texarkana Ar, country singer (Get Rhythm)) 
1949
Jane Smiley, American novelist 
1949
Minette Walters, English novelist 
1951
Tom Quirke, journalist 
1951
Stuart Tosh, Scottish musician 
1952
James Keane, Buffalo NY, actor (Willis Bell-Paper Chase) 
1952
Predrag Miletić, Serbian actor 
1953
Dolores Keane, Irish folk singer 
1953
Aivars Lembergs, Latvian politician 
1954
Craig Chaquico, rock guitarist (Jefferson Starship) 
1955
Carlene Carter, Nashville Tn, country singer (I Fell in Love) 
1956
Linda Hamilton, Salisbury Md, actress (Catherine-Beauty & the Beast) 
1956
Steve Butler, American racing driver 
1958
Richard B. Weldon, Jr., American politician 
1959
Rich Gedman, American baseball player 
1960
Bret Erickson, Bennington Nebraska, US trap (Olympics-1996) 
1961
Will Self, English author 
1962
Melissa Sue Anderson, Cal, actress (Little House on the Prairie) 
1962
Steve Moneghetti, Australian marathoner (Olympics-5th-88, 92, 96) 
1962
Tracey Thorn, rock vocalist (Everything But The Girl) 
1962
Peter Foster, Australian con-man 
1963
Douglas Wakiihuri, Kenyan marathon runner (Olympic-silver-1988) 
1963
Lysette Anthony, London, actress (Angelique-Dark Shadows, Switch) 
1964
Bobby Joe Edmonds, NFL running back (Tampa Bay Bucs) 
1964
Dave Martinez, Manhattan NY, outfielder (Chicago White Sox) 
1964
Gerrie Slagboom, Dutch soccer player: Dordrecht '90 
1964
Robin Hood, Mishawaka IN, LPGA golfer (1989 Planters Pat Bradley) 
1964
Ty Miller, Granada Hills California, actor (The Kid-Young Riders) 
1964
Nicki French, English singer 
1965
Alexandra Lencastre, Portuguese actress 
1966
Craig Heyward, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons) 
1966
Francisco Andreu, Dearborn Mich, road cyclist (Olympics-4th-88, 96) 
1966
Christos Dantis, Greek composer and singer 
1967
Craig Janney, Hartford, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets) 
1967
Martha Nix, Orange County California, actress (Serena-Waltons) 
1967
Shannon Hoon, American singer (Blind Melon) (d. 1995) 
1968
Scott Schorer, Burke, Va, rower (Olympics-1996) 
1968
James Caviezel, American actor 
1968
Anthony Shadid, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, New York Times foreign correspondent and two time Pulitzer winner, (d. 2012) 
1969
Anthony Kavanagh, French-Canadian comedian, actor and singer 
1969
Andy Petterson, Australian footballer 
1969
Paul Warhurst, English footballer 
1969
David Ferguson, British murderer 
1970
Paul Laus, Beamsville, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers) 
1970
Rachel Jacobs, Ririe Idaho, actress (It's Not Easy) 
1970
Trevor Ruffin, NBA guard (Phila 76ers) 
1970
Sheri Moon Zombie, American actress 
1971
Elva Dryer, Durango Colorado, 1.5K/5K runner 
1971
Patterson Thompson, cricketer (WI Test fast bowler v New Zealand 1996) 
1972
Mark Haslam, cricketer (New Zealand slow left-armer 1992) 
1972
Shawn Stockman, [Slim], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men) 
1973
David Richie, NFL nost tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32) 
1973
Marty Casey, American singer (Lovehammers) 
1973
Chris Small, Scottish snooker player 
1973
Olga Vasdeki, Greek triple jumper 
1974
Alison Davies, Australian rower (Olympics-96) 
1974
Gary Hall Jr, US, 50m/100m/400m free relay (Oly-gold/2 silver-96) 
1974
Katie Kauffman, West Lawn Pa, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96) 
1974
Martin Muursepp, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks) 
1974
Boris Cepeda, German-Ecuadorian pianist and diplomat 
1975
Emma Härdelin, Swedish singer (Garmarna and Triakel) 
1975
Jake Paltrow, American film director, brother of Gwyneth Paltrow 
1976
Michael Ballack, German footballer 
1976
Tyler Denk, American model and reality show contestant 
1978
Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Kenyan long-distance runner 
1979
Jaycie Phelps, Indianapolis Ind, gymnast (World-brz-95/Oly-gold-96) 
1979
Fuifui Moimoi, New Zealand (Tongan) rugby league footballer 
1979
Jon Harley, English footballer 
1980
Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver 
1980
Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Swedish ice hockey players 
1981
Collien Fernandes, German TV host and actress 
1981
Christina Milian, American actress and singer 
1981
Serena Williams, Saginaw, Michigan, tennis player (13 grand slams) 
1982
Miguel Alfredo Portillo, Argentine footballer 
1982
Rob Burrow, English rugby league player 
1983
Ricardo Quaresma, Portuguese footballer 
1983
Samantha Hammel, American record producer and actress 
1984
Keisha Buchanan, English singer (Sugababes) 
1984
Thore Schölermann, German actor 
1985
Lenna Kuurmaa, Estonian singer (Vanilla Ninja) 
1986
Ashley Leggat, Canadian actress 
1987
Rosie Munter, Swedish singer (Play) 
1988
Kiira Korpi, Finnish figure skater 
1988
Mark Simpson, English clarinetist and composer 
1989
Emma Rigby, English actress 
2000
Princess Salma bint Al Abdullah II of Jordan 
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