Is February 26th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on February 26th? With whom will you choose to celebrate this excellent occasion?
If today is your birthday, then you are in excellent company.
February 26th was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
February 26th Birthdays: Famous Artists
French sculptor, caricaturist and painter (Les Comediens de Societe, Crispin and Scapin, Gargantua, The Imaginary Malady, The Print Lover and Le Wagon de Troisieme Classe) Honore Daumier was born on February 26, 1808.
Rudolph Dirks, American cartoonist (Katzenjammer Kids), was born on February 26, 1877.
February 26th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
American professional baseball player Grover Cleveland Alexander (Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals) was born on February 26, 1887. Grover Cleveland Alexander was known as “Old Pete.”
Connie Carpenter-Phinney, American bicyclist and Olympic gold medalist 1984), was born on February 26, 1957.
Sheila Cornell, American softball player and Olympic gold medalist (1996), was born on February 26, 1962.
Mark DeRosa, American professional baseball player (Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers), was born on February 26, 1975.
American professional football player (Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams) and television sportscaster (NFL Total Access) Marshall Faulk was born on February 26, 1973.
A. W. Kuiper-Mastenbroek, Dutch swimmer and Olympic gold medalist (1936), was born on February 26, 1920.
Keena Rothhammer, American swimmer and Olympic gold medalist (1972), was born on February 26, 1957.
Jenny Thompson, American swimmer and Olympic gold medalist (1992, 1996 and 2000), was born on February 26, 1973.
February 26th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
Victor Hugo, French author (The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables), was born on February 26, 1802.
German Bible scholar Johann K. F. Keil (Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament) was born on February 26, 1807.
Robert Novak, American political commentator, columnist (Inside Report) and television newscaster (The Capital Gang, Crossfire and Evans Nova Hunt & Shields), was born on February 26, 1931.
George C. Stebbins, American evangelist, music minister and hymnist (“Have Thine Own Way Lord,” “I’ve Found a Friend,” “Jesus Is Tenderly Calling Thee Home” and “Take Time to Be Holy”), was born on February 26, 1846.
February 26th Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
Herbert Henry Dow, Canadian-American chemical industrialist and chemical products manufacturer (Dow Chemical Company), was born on February 26, 1866.
British-French banker and corporate raider (Cavenham Foods) James Goldsmith was born on February 26, 1933.
John Harvey Kellogg, American surgeon, nutritionist and dry cereal manufacturer (W.K. Kellogg Company), was born on February 26, 1852.
German-American dry goods retailer and inventor of denim blue jeans Levi Strauss was born on February 26, 1829. Levi Strauss moved to San Francisco during the California Gold Rush in the mid-1850s to sell blue jeans to miners.
February 26th Birthdays: Famous Performers
American radio personality (The Adventures of Superman, Gasoline Alley and Pepper Young’s Family) and actor (F/X, Houseguest, Lou Grant, Morningstar/Evening Star and Omen III: The Final Conflict) Mason Adams was born
Michael Bolton, American R&B and pop singer (“How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” and “When a Man Loves a Woman”), was born on February 26, 1953. Formerly a hard rock singer with Blackjack, Michael Bolton has also performed with Lucia Aliberti, Jose Carreras, Ray Charles, Celine Dion, Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Wynonna Judd, B.B. King, Patti LaBelle, Luciano Pavarotti, Percy Sledge, Zucchero and other artists.
Jonathan Cain, American rock keyboardist (Journey), was born on February 26, 1950.
Godfrey MacArthur Cambridge, American actor (Cotton Comes to Harlem, Friday Foster, The Last Angry Man, The President’s Analyst and Watermelon Man) and television personality (The Merv Griffin Show and The Tonight Show), was born on February 26, 1933.
British actress Edith Madeleine Carroll (The 39 Steps, Atlantic, The Fan, The General Died at Dawn, The Guns of Loos, I Was a Spy, My Favorite Blonde, One Night in Lisbon, The Prisoner of Zenda, The School for Scandal, Secret Agent and Young Woodley) was born on February 26, 1906.
American country music guitarist, singer and songwriter Johnny Cash (“A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Get Rhythm,” “Hey Porter,” “Hurt,” “I Walk the Line,” “Jackson,” “Man in Black,” “One Piece at a Time,” “Ring of Fire” and “Rock Island Line”) was born on February 26, 1932. Known as “The Man in Black,” Johnny Cash was married to June Carter Cash. Actress Reese Witherspoon won the Academy Award for Best Actress, playing June Carter Cash, in the 2005 motion picture Walk the Line, opposite actor River Phoenix, who played Johnny Cash.
William Frederic (Buffalo Bill) Cody, American frontiersman, Pony Express rider and Western show performer (Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show), was born on February 26, 1846.
Tim Commerford, American rock bassist and singer (Audioslave and Rage Against the Machine), was born on February 26, 1968.
American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Norman Paul Cotton (Illinois Speed Press and Poco) was born on February 26, 1943.
Mark Dacascos, American martial arts expert and actor (Brotherhood of the Wolf, Cradle 2 the Grave, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, Crying Freeman and Iron Chef America), was born on February 26, 1964. Mark Dacascos married actress Julie Condra.
Antoine Dominique (Fats) Domino, American R&B and rock pianist, singer and songwriter (“Ain’t That a Shame,” “Blue Monday,” “Blueberry Hill,” “Goin’ Home,” “I’m in Love Again” and “I’m Walkin'”), was born on February 26, 1928.
American actress Taylor Dooley (The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, Alyson Stoner Project, Apology, Trick or Treat and Whitepaddy) was born on February 26, 1993.
American actor (Action Jackson, American Gigolo, Car Wash, Commando, Fastlane, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Menace II Society, Payback, Predator and X-Men: the Last Stand) and film director (The Cemetery Club, Deep Cover, Hoodlum, A Rage in Harlem and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit) Bill Duke was born on February 26, 1943.
American actor William Frawley (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Fighting Seabees, I Love Lucy, The Lemon Drop Kid, Lord Loveland Discovers America, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, Miracle on 34th Street, My Three Sons, My Wild Irish Rose and Those Were the Days) was born on February 26, 1887.
Greg Germann, American actor (Ally McBeal, Boeing – Boeing, Child’s Play 2, Desperate Housewives, In Case of Emergency and Ned and Stacey), was born on February 26, 1962.
Jackie Gleason, American comedian and actor (The Honeymooners, The Hustler, The Jackie Gleason Show and Smokey and the Bandit), was born on February 26, 1916.
British pop singer Sandie Shaw Goodrich (“Girl Don’t Come,” “Long Live Love,” “Puppet on a String” and “There’s Always Something There to Remind Me”) was born on February 26, 1947.
American country music singer Rodney Hayden (“Living the Good Life” and “The Real Thing”) was born on February 26, 1981.
Margaret Leighton, British actress (Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Ben Casey, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Burke’s Law, Calling Bulldog Drummond, Dr. Kildare, The Go-Between, Hamlet and Under Capricorn), was born on February 26, 1922. Margaret Leighton married publisher Max Reinhardt and actors Laurence Harvey and Michael Wilding.
American rock singer William (Mitch Ryder) Levise (Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels) was born on February 26, 1945.
Kyle Norman, American R&B singer (Jagged Edge), was born on February 26, 1976.
British pop and R&B guitarist, singer and songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae (“I’d Like To,” “Like a Star,” “Put Your Records On” and “Trouble Sleeping”) was born on February 26, 1979.
American actor Leonard (Tony Randall) Rosenberg (The Alphabet Murders, Boys’ Night Out, Fatal Instinct, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, The King of Comedy, Love Sidney, The Mating Game, Mr. Peepers, The Odd Couple, Pillow Talk, Send Me No Flowers, Seven Faces of Dr. Lao, The Tony Randall Show and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter) was born on February 26, 1920.
Elizabeth (Betty Hutton) Thornberg, American actress (Annie Get Your Gun, The Betty Hutton Show, The Greatest Show on Earth, Hollywood Clowns and Somebody Loves Me), was born on February 26, 1921.
American R&B and hip hop singer Rico Wade (Organized Noize and Society of Soul) was born on February 26, 1973.
Chris Willis, American Gospel and pop singer (“Love Don’t Let Me Go,” “Every Time We Touch,” “Love Is Gone” and “Stand”), was born on February 26, 19–.
American R&B, hip hop and jazz singer (The Soulquarians) Erica Abi (Erykah Badu) Wright was born on February 26, 1971. Erykah Badu has been called “The First Lady of Neo-Soul.” Erykah Badu has appeared in several motion pictures, including Blues Brothers 2000, The Cider House Rules, and House of D.
February 26th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
February 26th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Agustin Justo y Rolon, President of Argentina, was born on February 26, 1876.
Roman Emperor Wenceslas was born on February 26, 1361.
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Happy Birthday, February 26th.
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http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Day_files/Now.html on February 26, 1919.