Happy Birthday to these Virgo's who were born on August 26th.

  1. 1469 - Ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496)
  2. 1540 - King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)
  3. 1676 - Robert Walpole, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1745)
  4. 1694 - Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755)
  5. 1728 - Johann Heinrich Lambert, German scientist (d. 1777)
  6. 1736 - Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French chemist (d. 1790)
  7. 1743 - Antoine Lavoisier, French chemist (d. 1794)
  8. 1775 - William Joseph Behr, German writer (d. 1851)
  9. 1789 - Abbas Mirza, Prince of Persia (d. 1833)
  10. 1792 - Manuel Oribe, Uruguayan political figure (d. 1857)
  11. 1845 - Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols, widely believed to be the first victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888)
  12. 1850 - Charles Robert Richet, French physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
  13. 1862 - Herbert Booth, the third son of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1926)
  14. 1873 - Lee DeForest, American inventor (d. 1961)
  15. 1874 - Zona Gale, American novelist (d. 1938)
  16. 1875 - John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Scottish novelist, Governor General of Canada (d. 1940)
  17. 1880 - Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet and art critic (d. 1918)
  18. 1882 - James Franck, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)
  19. 1894 - Sparky Adams, Baseball player (d. 1989)
  20. 1896 - Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1990)
  21. 1897 - Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (d. 1990)
  22. 1898 - Peggy Guggenheim, American art collector (d. 1979)
  23. 1899 - Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter (d. 1991)
  24. 1900 - Hellmuth Walter, German engineer and inventor (d. 1980)
  25. 1901 - Maxwell Taylor, American general (d. 1987)
  26. 1901 - Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (d. 1972)
  27. 1904 - Christopher Isherwood, English-born writer (d. 1986)
  28. 1906 - Albert Sabin, American polio researcher (d. 1993)
  29. 1908 - Aubrey Schenck, film producer (d. 1999)
  30. 1909 - Jim Davis, American actor (d. 1981)
  31. 1909 - Gene Moore, baseball player (d. 1978)
  32. 1910 - Mother Teresa, Humanitarian Activist and Worker (d. 1997)
  33. 1914 - Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer (d. 1984)
  34. 1921 - Benjamin Bradlee, American journalist
  35. 1922 - Irving R. Levine, American journalist
  36. 1923 - Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor and pianist
  37. 1924 - Alex Kellner, baseball player (d. 1996)
  38. 1925 - Jack Hirshleifer, American economist (d. 2005)
  39. 1928 - Peter Appleyard, Canadian jazz vibraphonist
  40. 1934 - Tom Heinsohn, American basketball player and commentator
  41. 1935 - Geraldine Ferraro, U.S. Vice Presidential candidate
  42. 1936 - Yvette Vickers, American actress
  43. 1940 - Don LaFontaine, American voice actor
  44. 1941 - Barbet Schroeder, Swiss film director
  45. 1941 - Akiko Wakabayashi, Japanese actress
  46. 1941 - Chris Curtis, English singer and drummer (The searchers) (d.2005)
  47. 1942 - Vic Dana, American singer
  48. 1942 - Dennis Turner, British politician
  49. 1944 - Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester
  50. 1944 - Maureen Tucker, American musician (The Velvet Underground)
  51. 1945 - Tom Ridge, first United States Secretary of Homeland Security
  52. 1946 - Valerie Simpson, American singer
  53. 1946 - Mark Snow, American composer
  54. 1946 - Zhou Ji, Education Minister of the People's Republic of China
  55. 1952 - Michael Jeter, American actor (d. 2003)
  56. 1952 - Will Shortz, New York Times crossword editor
  57. 1953 - Pat Sharkey, Irish footballer
  58. 1954 - Efren Reyes, World Pool Player
  59. 1957 - Dr. Alban, Nigerian singer
  60. 1957 - Rick Hansen, Canadian paraplegic athlete
  61. 1960 - Branford Marsalis, American saxophonist and bandleader
  62. 1965 - Chris Burke, American actor
  63. 1965 - Bobby Duncum, Jr., wrestler (d. 2000)
  64. 1966 - Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player
  65. 1966 - Shirley Manson, Scottish singer
  66. 1971 - Thalía, Mexican singer
  67. 1977 - Saeko Chiba, Japanese seiyuu
  68. 1977 - Morris Peterson, American basketball player
  69. 1979 - Jamal Lewis, American football player
  70. 1979 - Cristian Mora, Ecuadorian footballer
  71. 1980 - Macaulay Culkin, American actor
  72. 1980 - Chris Pine, American actor
  73. 1982 - Petey Williams, Canadian professional wrestler
  74. 1986 - Cassie Ventura, American singer
  75. 1993 - Keke Palmer, Actress