Sunday, August 26, 2007

Events

1243 - Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (d. 1304)
1476 - Pope Paul IV (d. 1559)
1490 - Albert of Mainz, bishop and elector of Mainz (d. 1545)
1491 - King Henry VIII of England (d. 1547)
1503 - Giovanni della Casa, Italian poet (d. 1556)
1547 (baptism) - Cristofano Malvezzi, Italian composer (d. 1599)
1577 - Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter (d. 1640)
1703 - John Wesley, English founder of Methodism (d. 1791)
1712 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher (d. 1778)
1719 - Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, French statesman (d. 1785)
1806 - Napoleon Coste, French guitarist and composer (d. 1883)
1824 - Paul Broca, French physician (d. 1880)
1831 - Joseph Joachim, Austrian violinist (d. 1907)
1867 - Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1936)
1873 - Alexis Carrel, French surgeon and biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1944)
1875 - Henri Lebesgue, French mathematician (d. 1941)
1883 - Pierre Laval, Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)
1884 - Lamina Sankoh, early Sierra Leonean nationalist (d. 1964)
1891 - Carl Panzram, American serial killer (d. 1930)
1891 - Carl Spaatz, American Air Force general (d. 1974)
1902 - Richard Rodgers, American composer (d. 1979)
1906 - Maria Goeppert-Mayer, German physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1972)
1909 - Eric Ambler, English writer (d. 1998)
1912 - Sergiu Celibidache, Romanian conductor (d. 1996)
1912 - Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (d. 2007)
1913 - Franz Antel, Austrian filmmaker
1913 - Walter Oesau, German pilot (d. 1944)
1914 - Aribert Heim, Austrian physician
1920 - A. E. Hotchner, American editor, novelist and playwright
1921 - P. V. Narasimha Rao, Prime Minister of India (d. 2004)
1922 - Michael Vale, American actor (d. 2005)
1923 - Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver
1926 - Mel Brooks, American filmmaker
1927 - Frank Sherwood Rowland, American chemist, Nobel laureate
1928 - Dr Hans Blix, Swedish head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission 2000-2003
1928 - Harold Evans, English journalist and writer; editor of The Sunday Times 1967-1981
1930 - Itamar Franco, President of Brazil
1931 - Junior Johnson, American NASCAR driver
1932 - Pat Morita, American actor (d. 2005)
1933 - Gusty Spence, Northern Irish loyalist politician
1934 - Carl Levin, United States Senator
1935 - John Inman, English actor (d. 2007)
1936 - Chuck Howley, American football player
1937 - Richard Bright, American actor (d. 2006)
1937 - George Knudson, Canadian golfer (d. 1989)
1937 - Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire (d. 1995)
1938 - John Byner, American comedian
1938 - Moy Yat, Chinese martial artist (d. 2001)
1938 - Leon Panetta, American White House Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton
1940 - Muhammad Yunus, Bangladeshi banker, economist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1941 - Al Downing, American baseball player
1941 - Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (d. 2006)
1942 - Chris Hani, leader of the South African Communist Party (d. 1993)
1942 - David Miner, American musician and record producer
1943 - Donald Johanson, American paleoanthropologist
1943 - Klaus von Klitzing, German physicist, Nobel laureate
1945 - David Knights, English bass guitarist (Procul Harum)
1946 - Bruce Davison, American actor
1946 - Gilda Radner, American comedienne (d. 1989)
1947 - Robert Bondi, American politician
1947 - Clarissa Dickson-Wright, English celebrity chef
1947 - Anny Duperey, French film and television actress
1947 - Mark Helprin, American writer
1948 - Kathy Bates, American actress
1950 - Mauricio Rojas, Swedish politician
1952 - Pietro Mennea, Italian athlete
1954 - Alice Krige, South African actress
1955 - Thomas Hampson, American baritone
1957 - Georgi Parvanov, President of Bulgaria
1960 - John Elway, American football player
1963 - Beverley Craven, English singer-songwriter
1964 - Mark Grace, American baseball player
1966 - John Cusack, American actor
1966 - Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress
1967 - Lars Riedel, German discus thrower
1968 - Adam Woodyatt, English actor
1968 - Chayanne, Puerto Rican singer
1969 - Danielle Brisebois, American actress
1969 - David Allen Lambert, American genealogist and author
1970 - Mushtaq Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer
1970 - Steve Burton, American actor
1971 - Tichina Arnold, American actress
1971 - Fabien Barthez, French footballer
1971 - Kenny Cunningham, Irish footballer
1971 - Juan Carlos Echeverry, Colombian operatic tenor
1971 - Norika Fujiwara, Japanese actress and television personality
1971 - Aileen Quinn, American actress
1972 - Jon Heidenreich, American professional wrestler
1973 - Adrian Annus, Hungarian athlete
1974 - Cindy Hall, American game show contestant
1976 - Shinobu Asagoe, Japanese tennis player
1976 - Seth Wescott, American snowboarder
1977 - Mark Stoermer, American bass player (The Killers)
1977 - Chris Spurling, American baseball player
1978 - Simon Larose, French Canadian professional tennis player
1979 - Ha Ji-won, South Korean actress and singer
1979 - Randy McMichael, American football player
1985 - Phil Bardsley, English football player
1986 - Kellie Pickler, American singer
1986 - Shadia Simmons, Canadian actress
1990 - Jasmine Richards, Canadian actress
1994 - Madeline Duggan, English actress
1994 - Prince Hussein bin Al Abdullah II, Prince of Jordan June 28 Births

548 - Theodora, Byzantine empress
767 - Pope Paul I
928 - Louis the Blind, King of Provence
1061 - Floris I, Count of Holland
1175 - Andrei Bogolyubsky, Russian prince
1194 - Emperor Xiaozong of Song China (b. 1127)
1385 - Andronicus IV Palaeologus, Eastern Roman Emperor (b. 1348)
1389 - Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović of Serbia (b. 1329)
1586 - Primož Trubar, Slovenian Protestant reformer (b. 1508)
1598 - Abraham Ortelius, Flemish-born cartographer (b. 1527)
1716 - George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English general (b. 1665)
1813 - Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Prussian general (b. 1755)
1834 - Joseph Bové, Russian architect (b. 1784)
1836 - James Madison, President of the United States (b. 1751)
1881 - Jules Armand Dufaure, French statesman (b. 1798)
1892 - Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (b. 1810)
1889 - Maria Mitchell, American astronomer (b. 1818)
1913 - Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, President of Brazil (b. 1841)
1914 - Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria (assassinated) (b. 1863)
1914 - Countess Sophie Chotek, wife of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria (assassinated) (b. 1868)
1915 - Victor Trumper, Australian cricketer (b. 1877)
1916 - Ştefan Luchian, Romanian painter (b. 1868)
1922 - Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet (b. 1885)
1929 - Edward Carpenter, English poet (b. 1844)
1960 - Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1898)
1962 - Mickey Cochrane, American baseball player (b. 1903)
1962 - Cy Morgan, American baseball player (b. 1878)
1965 - Red Nichols, American musician (b. 1905)
1971 - Franz Stangl, Austrian commandant of concentration camps (b. 1908)
1974 - Frank Sutton, American actor (b. 1923)
1975 - Rod Serling, American television scriptwriter (b. 1924)
1976 - Stanley Baker, Welsh actor and film producer (b. 1927)
1978 - Clifford Dupont, First President of Rhodesia (b. 1905)
1980 - José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor (b. 1895)
1981 - Terry Fox, Canadian athlete and cancer activist (b. 1958)
1982 - Harry Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1913)
1985 - Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor (b. 1913)
1989 - Joris Ivens, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1898)
1992 - Mikhail Tal, Latvian chess player (b. 1936)
1993 - GG Allin, American punk rock singer (b. 1956)
2000 - Jane Birdwood, British anti-Semitic activist (b. 1913)
2000 - Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (b. 1908)
2001 - Mortimer Adler, American philosopher (b. 1902)
2001 - Joan Sims, English actress (b. 1930)
2003 - Wim Slijkhuis, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)
2004 - Anthony Buckeridge, English author (b. 1912)
2005 - Brenda Howard, American LGBT activist (b. 1946)
2006 - Jim Baen, American science fiction publisher and editor (b. 1943)
2006 - George Page, American television host (b. 1935)
2006 - Peter Rawlinson, Baron Rawlinson of Ewell, English barrister, politician and author (b. 1919)
2006 - George Unwin, British WWII fighter ace (b. 1913)
2007 - Eugene Bennett Fluckey American Navy Submariner (b. 1913) Holidays and observances
Catholic saints:

Vidovdan, Orthodox religious holiday commemorating St. Vitus
Saint Benignus
Saint Irenaeus of Lyon
Saint Paulus I (died 767)
Saint Marcella
Saint Vincenza Gerosa

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