October 26

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Birthdays


Domenico Scarlatti 1685 - Composer


Joseph Aloysius Hansom 1803 - Architect, inventor (the hansom cab)


C.W. (Charles William) Post 1854 - Founder of Post cereals and products (Grape Nuts)


Abby (Greene Aldrich) Rockefeller 1874 - Philanthropist: cofounder of New York Museum of Modern Art


H.B. (Henry Byron) Warner 1876 - Actor (It’s a Wonderful Life, Lost Horizon, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Ten Commandments)


Napoleon Hill 1883 - Writer (Think and Grow Rich)


John S. (Shively) Knight 1894 - Reporter, editor, publisher (Knight-Ridder newspaper)


Jack Sharkey 1902 - Boxer


Primo Carnera 1906 - Boxer


Mahalia Jackson 1911- Singer


Charlie Barnett 1913 - Musician (saxophone), bandleader


Jackie Coogan (John Leslie Coogan, Jr.) 1914 - Actor (The Kid), first child to appear in a full-lenth movie


Francois Mitterand 1916 - President of France (1981-1995)


Neal Matthews 1929 - Musician (Jordanaires)


John Arden 1930


Rodney "Hot Rod" Hundley 1934 - Basketball player, sportscaster


Bob Hoskins 1942 - Actor (Hook, Brazil, Who Framed Roger Rabbit)


Michael Piano 1944 - Singer (The Sandpipers)


Jaclyn Smith 1945 - Actress (TV: "The Bourne Identity," "Charlie’s Angels")


Keith Hopwood 1946 - Singer, musician (Herman's Hermits)


Pat Sajak 1946 - TV host (Wheel of Fortune, The Pat Sajack Show)


Hillary Rodham Clinton 1947 - First Lady: wife of 42nd U.S. President William J. Clinton, U.S. Senator from New York, U.S. Presidential candidate in 2008


Toby (Colbert Dale) Harrah 1948 - Baseball player


Steve (Stephen Douglas) Rogers 1949 - Baseball player


Mike (Dudley Michael) Hargrove 1949 - Baseball player, manager


Chuck Foreman 1950 - Football player


Bootsy Collins 1951 - Musician


Steve (Steven Robert) Ontiveros 1951 - Baseball player


Maggie Roche 1951 - Musician (The Roches)


Keith Strickland 1953 - Musician (B-52s)


Lauren Tewes 1954 - Actress (The Love Boat, Magic Kid, The China Lake Murders)


D.W. Moffett 1954


Rita Wilson 1958 - Actress (Sleepless in Seattle, Mixed Nuts, Runaway Bride)


Dylan McDermott 1961 - Actor (TV: "The Practice," "Steel Magnolias")


Cary Elwes 1962 - Actor (Twister, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, Robin Hood: Men in Tights)


Marla Maples 1963


Natalie Merchant 1963 - Musician (10,000 Maniacs)


Keith Urban 1967 - Singer


Thomas Cavanagh 1968 - Actor (TV: Ed)


Rosemarie DeWitt 1971 - Actress ("The United States of Tara")


Anthony Rapp 1971 - Actor ("Rent")


Seth MacFarlane 1973- Writer, producer ("Family Guy")


Jon Heder 1977 - Actor ("Napoleon Dynamite")


Sasha Cohen 1984 - Figure skater


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