Happy Birthday to these Capricorn's who were born on December 26th.

  1. 1194 - Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1250)
  2. 1532 - Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576)
  3. 1536 - Yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584)
  4. 1646 - Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709)
  5. 1687 - Johann Georg Pisendel, German musician (d. 1755)
  6. 1716 - Thomas Gray, English writer (d. 1771)
  7. 1716 - Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (d. 1803)
  8. 1723 - Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (d. 1807)
  9. 1736 - Antonio Caldara, Italian composer (b. 1670)
  10. 1737 - Prince Josias of Coburg, Austrian general (d. 1815)
  11. 1751 - Clement Hofbauer, Austrian missionary and saint (d. 1820)
  12. 1780 - Mary Fairfax Somerville, British mathematician (d. 1872)
  13. 1782 - Filaret Drozdov, Metropolitan of Moscow (d. 1867)
  14. 1791 - Charles Babbage, English mathematician and inventor (d. 1871)
  15. 1819 - E. D. E. N. Southworth, American novelist (d. 1899)
  16. 1822 - Dion Boucicault, Irish actor and playwright (d. 1890)
  17. 1837 - George Dewey, U. S. admiral (d. 1917)
  18. 1853 - René Bazin, French novelist (d. 1932)
  19. 1859 - William Stephens, U.S. political figure (d. 1944)
  20. 1872 - Norman Angell, British politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1967)
  21. 1873 - Thomas Wass, English cricketer (d. 1953)
  22. 1887 - Arthur Ernest Percival, British Army officer (d. 1966)
  23. 1890 - Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (d. 1992)
  24. 1891 - Henry Miller, American writer (d. 1980)
  25. 1893 - Mao Zedong, Chinese military leader and politician (d. 1976)
  26. 1902 - Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan, Russian painter (d. 1980)
  27. 1903 - Elisha Cook Jr., American actor (d. 1995)
  28. 1904 - Alejo Carpentier, Cuban writer (d. 1980)
  29. 1906 - Imperio Argentina, Argentine actress and singer (d. 2003)
  30. 1914 - Richard Widmark, American actor
  31. 1914 - Annemarie Wendl, German actress (d. 2006)
  32. 1921 - Steve Allen, American actor, comedian, composer, and author (d. 2000)
  33. 1922 - Richard Mayes, English stage and television actor (d. 2006)
  34. 1927 - Alan King, American comedian and actor (d. 2004)
  35. 1927 - Denis Quilley, British actor (d. 2003)
  36. 1927 - Stu Miller, baseball player
  37. 1930 - Donald Moffat, English-born actor
  38. 1933 - Ugly Dave Gray, Australian television personality
  39. 1933 - Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer
  40. 1935 - Abdul "Duke" Fakir, American singer (The Four Tops)
  41. 1935 - Norm Ullman, Canadian hockey player
  42. 1937 - John Horton Conway, British mathematician
  43. 1937 - Jay Heimowitz, American poker player
  44. 1938 - Bahram Beizai, Iranian playwright and film director
  45. 1940 - Edward C. Prescott, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner
  46. 1940 - Phil Spector, American music producer
  47. 1942 - Gray Davis, Governor of California
  48. 1944 - Jane Lapotaire, British actress
  49. 1945 - John Walsh, American talk show host
  50. 1947 - Carlton Fisk, American baseball player
  51. 1949 - José Ramos Horta, Foreign Minister of East Timor, Nobel laureate
  52. 1954 - Ozzie Smith, American baseball player
  53. 1954 - Steve Steen, English actor
  54. 1955 - Evan Bayh, American politician
  55. 1956 - David Sedaris, American essayist
  56. 1959 - Koji Morimoto, Japanese animated film director
  57. 1960 - Temuera Morrison, New Zealand actor
  58. 1961 - John Lynch, Irish actor
  59. 1963 - Lars Ulrich, Danish-born drummer (Metallica)
  60. 1966 - Sandra Taylor, American model and actress
  61. 1968 - Dennis Knight, American professional wrestler
  62. 1970 - James Mercer (musician), guitarist and vocalist (The Shins)
  63. 1971 - Jared Leto, American actor
  64. 1971 - Jonathan M. Parisen, American film director
  65. 1975 - Marcelo Ríos, Chilean tennis player
  66. 1976 - Lea De Mae, Czech actress (d. 2004)
  67. 1978 - Kaoru Sugayama, Japanese volleyball player
  68. 1979 - Chris Daughtry, American singer
  69. 1987 - Adam Walker, British flutist