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Basic Today in Birthdays and Deaths August 26

Last Updated 08-27-2019

🏆⚾Elvis Andrus -- is 31 in the year 2019 and 32 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1988 N.S.
MLB Shortstop, Venezuelan

🎭Annette Badland -- is 69 in the year 2019 and 70 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1950 N.S.
Actress, English
TV Shows: Wizards vs. Aliens (as Ursula Crowe), EastEnders (as Babe Smith), Dr. Who (as Margaret Blaine), EastEnders
Movie Titles: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Little Voice

🎵🎸Jet Black -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1958
Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Names/Places: RN:Brian Duffy
Group Names: The Stranglers

🎭Claire Blackwelder -- is 26 in the year 2019 and 27 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1993 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Power Rangers Dino Charge

🏆🏁🚲Chris Boardman -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1968
Bicyclist, Olympic Athlete, English

🏆🏈Jocelyn Borgella -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1971
NFL Cornerback

🏆⚾Ricky Bottalico -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1969
MLB Pitcher

✍🎭🎵Christopher Burke -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1965
Author, Actor, Folk Singer
Misc: has Downs syndrome in real life as well as in his TV character Corky; lead of ZOOM Express/BMG Kidz
TV Shows: Life Goes On (as Charles "Corky" Thatcher)

🏆🏀Kelvin Cato -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1974
NBA Player

🎵Michael Chetwood -- is 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1954
Hip-Pop Keyboardist, English
Group Names: T'Pau

🎭Mike Colter -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1976 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Ringer, The Good Wife, The Defenders, Luke Cage, Agent X
Movie Titles: Jessica Jones, Million Dollar Baby, Men in Black 3, Zero Dark Thirty, Salt

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🎵🎸Tyler Connolly -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1975
Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Theory of a Deadman

Curtis Muhammad Conway -- is 11 in the year 2019 and 12 in the year 2020; b.8/26/2008
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Laila Ali and Curtis' son

🎵Robert Cowsill -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1949
Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: NN:Bob; Richard's twin
Misc: some say b. 1949
Group Names: Cowsills

🎭Macaulay Culkin -- is 39 in the year 2019 and 40 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1980
Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Wishkid, The Jim Gaffigan Show (as himself)
Movie Titles: Home Alone (series), My Girl, Richie Rich, Getting Even With Dad, Saved!

🎭Brett Cullen -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1956
Actor, Producer, Cameraperson
TV Shows: The Chisholms, The Thorn Birds, Falcon Crest, The Young Riders (as Marshal Sam Cain), Person of Interest (as Nathan Ingram)
Movie Titles: The Dark Knight Rises, Ghost Rider, Apollo 13, Red Dawn

🎭🎵Vic Dana -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1940 N.S.
Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Buffalo
Misc: 1960s hit star

🎭Wanda DeJesus -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1958
Actress, American, Puerto Rican
TV Shows: CSI: Miami (as Detective Adell Sevilla), Sons of Anarchy (as Carla)
Movie Titles: Blood Work, The Insider

🎭Chris Distefano -- is 35 in the year 2019 and 36 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1984 N.S.
Comedian
TV Shows: Guy Code, Girl Code

Lorenzo Dominic -- is 7 in the year 2019 and 8 in the year 2020; b.8/26/2012
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Nicole Snooki Polizzi and Jionni LaValle's son

🎭Christopher Douglas -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1969
Actor
TV Shows: Passions (as Antonio Lopez-Fitzgerald for the entire run of the series)
Movie Titles: Assault on Devil's Island, Playing Mona Lisa

🎭Meredith Eaton -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1974 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Family Law, MacGyver (as Matty Webber)

🏆⚾Morgan Ensberg -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1975
MLB Third Baseman

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🏆🏁Ray Evernham -- is 62 in the year 2019 and 63 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1957 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sports Analyst, Auto Racer
Misc: former auto racing crew chief for Bill Davis Racing and Hendrick Motorsports, owner of his own team Evernham Motorsports 2001 -2010; analyist for racing coverage.

🎭Gaynor Faye -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1971 N.S.
Actress, English
TV Shows: Coronation Street (as Judy), Emmerdale (as Megan), The Chase (as Anna)
Movie Titles: Fanny and Elvis

🏆🏀Sherell Ford -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1972
NBA Player

🎭Johnny Ray Gill -- is 35 in the year 2019 and 36 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1984 N.S.
Actor

🏆🏈Mike Gisler -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1969
NFL Guard, NFL Linebacker, NFL Center

🏆🏈Myron Guyton -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1967
NFL Defensive

🏆🏈Courtney Hall -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1968
NFL Center

🏆🏀James Harden -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1989 N.S.
NBA Guard

Hayley Hasselhoff -- is 27 in the year 2019 and 28 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1992
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Pamela Bach & David's daughter

🏆🏀Thomas W. "Tommy" Heinsohn -- is 85 in the year 2019 and 86 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1934 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Sportscaster, Basketball Announcer, NBA Coach, NBA Forward, College Basketball Player
Misc: Rookie of the Year [1956-57], NBA Coach of the Year [1973]; Star big forward at Holy Cross as collegian, then for Boston Celtics late 1950's, early 1960's. Also noted as President of NBA's player union.
Sports Teams: Holy Cross College (1953-1956), Boston Celtics (player 1956-1965, coach, 1969-1978)

🎭Jon Hensley -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1965
Actor
TV Shows: As the World Turns (as Holden Snyder for 25 years until the series ended in 2010)
Movie Titles: Wounded Heart

🎵Leon Hughes -- is 87 in the year 2019 and 88 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1932
Hall of Famer, Tenor, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Coasters

Katherine Johnson -- is 101 in the year 2019 and 102 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1918 N.S.
Mathematician, Physician
Misc: most famous for her work with NASA

🎭Richard Kantor -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1960
Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 1985
TV Shows: Finder of Lost Loves
Movie Titles: Out of Control, Baby It's You, The Wild Party

🎵Brian Kelley -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1985
Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Florida Georgia Line

🏆🏁Roger Kingdom -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1962
Sprinter, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field

🏆🏁🏊John Kinsella -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Olympic-gold-1972

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🏆⚾Chad Kreuter -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1964
MLB Catcher

🏆🏈Jamal Lewis -- is 40 in the year 2019 and 41 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1979
NFL Runningback

🎭🎵🎸Shirley Manson -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1966
Actress, Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer, Scotish
Group Names: Garbage

🎵🎷Branford Marsalis -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1960
Composer, Jazz Saxophonist
TV Shows: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (bandleader 1992-1995)

🎵Nancy Martinez -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1960
Pop Singer, Canadian
Song Titles: For Tonight

🏆⚾Tony Mattes -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1975
MLB Player

🎭Douglas Mazell -- is 64 in the year 2019 and 65 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1955
Cinematographer

🎭Melissa McCarthy -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1970
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Samantha Who? (as Dena), Gilmore Girls (as Sookie St. James), Mike and Molly (as Molly Flynn)
Movie Titles: Spy, The Heat, Identity Thief, This is 40

🏆Elaine Irwin Mellencamp -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1969
Model
Names/Places: John Mellencamp's wife

🎭Candy Moore -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1947
Actress
TV Shows: The Donna Reed Show (as Bebe), The Lucy Show (as Chris Carmichael)
Movie Titles: Raging Bull, Tomboy and the Champ, Lunch Wagon

✍🎭John Mulaney -- is 37 in the year 2019 and 38 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1982 N.S.
Writer, Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live, Mulaney

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🎭🎮Keiichi Namba -- is 62 in the year 2019 and 63 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1957
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Japanese
Misc: a prolific voice actor

🎭Dylan O'Brien -- is 28 in the year 2019 and 29 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1991
Actor
TV Shows: Teen Wolf (as Stiles Stilinski)
Movie Titles: The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The First Time

🎵John O'Neill -- is 62 in the year 2019 and 63 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1957
Songwriter, Guitarist, British
Group Names: Undertones

🎵Jimmy Olander -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1961
Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Diamond Rio

🎭Keke Palmer -- is 26 in the year 2019 and 27 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1993
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: The Longshots, Scream Queens (as Zayday Williams), True Jackson VP (as True Jackson), Winx Club: Enchantix
Movie Titles: Joyful Noise, Rags, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Akeelah and the Bee, Ice Age: Continental Drift

🏆⚾Jeff Parrett -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1961
MLB Pitcher

🎭Chris Pine -- is 39 in the year 2019 and 40 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1980 N.S.
Actor
Movie Titles: Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness, Rise of the Guardians, Star Trek Beyond

🎭Kenny Pires -- b.8/26/???? N.S.
Personality
TV Shows: Zoom (1972)

🏆⚾David (Baseball) Price -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1985
MLB Pitcher
Misc: AL Cy Young Award winner in 2012
Sports Teams: Tampa Bay Rays

🎭🏆Rebecca Anne Ramos -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1967
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: January 2003

🎭🏆Ola Ray -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1960
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: June 1980; in the Thriller video

Tom Ridge -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1945
Government Official
Misc: Former Homeland Security Secretary

🏆🏈Barret Robbins -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1973
NFL Center
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders

🎵🎸Allison Robertson -- is 40 in the year 2019 and 41 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1979 N.S.
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: MN: Rae
Group Names: Chelsea Girls, The Donnas

🎭🎵Evan Ross -- is 31 in the year 2019 and 32 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1988 N.S.
Actor, Producer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Movie Titles: The Hunger Games (series), Jeff Who Lives At Home, According to Greta

🎵Billy Rush -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1952
Guitarist
Group Names: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes

🎭Danielle Savre -- is 31 in the year 2019 and 32 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1988 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Heroes, Station 19
Movie Titles: Boogeyman 2, Bring It On: All or Nothing, The X-Files, In The Land of Women

Gracie Sbarge -- is 17 in the year 2019 and 18 in the year 2020; b.8/26/2002
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Lisa Akey and Raphael's daughter

✍🎭Barbet Schroeder -- is 78 in the year 2019 and 79 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1941
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, Producer/Director, French, Iranian
Movie Titles: Murder By Numbers, Single White Female, Barfly, Desperate Measures

🏆🏈Freddie Scott -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1974
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏀Shea Seals -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1975
NBA Player

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📰Will Shortz -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1952
Editor
Misc: editor of crosswords

🎵Valerie Simpson -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1946
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: some say b. 1945; no relation to O.J. or Jessica
Group Names: Ashford and Simpson

🎭Alison Steadman -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1946
Actress, English
TV Shows: Orphan Black (as Kendall Malone)
Movie Titles: Life is Sweet, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Shirley Valentine, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

🎭🎵Thalía -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1971 N.S.
Actress, Singer, Mexican
Misc: Mari Mar star in Mexican soap opera
TV Shows: Rosalinda
Movie Titles: Mambo Café, Marimar

Barbara Thomas -- is 38 in the year 2019 and 39 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1981
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Alma Gonzales & Richard's triplet daughter

Gwyneth Thomas -- is 38 in the year 2019 and 39 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1981
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Alma Gonzales & Richard's triplet daughter

Pilar Thomas -- is 38 in the year 2019 and 39 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1981
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Alma Gonzales & Richard's triplet daughter

🏆⚾Alex Treviño -- is 62 in the year 2019 and 63 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1957
MLB Catcher, Mexican
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers

🎵🎸Maureen Tucker -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1944
Hall of Famer, Singer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: The Velvet Underground

🏆🏀Stan Van Gundy -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1959
NBA Coach, College Basketball Coach

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🎭🎵Cassie Ventura -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1986 N.S.
Actress, Rhythm and Blues Singer

🎵🎸Dan Vickery -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1966
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Counting Crows

🏆⚾Danny Weems -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1966
MLB Player

✍🎭🎵Riley Weston -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1966
Screenwriter, Actress, Producer, Singer/Guitarist

📰Bill Whitaker -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1951 N.S.
Journalist
TV Shows: 60 Minutes

🎵Steve Wright -- is 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1954
Music Figure, English
Misc: a wacky DJ; NOT to be confused with Steven Wright

🎭🎮Gunner Wright -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1973 N.S.
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Movie Titles: J. Edgar, Love, G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra
Video Games: Dead Space 2, Dead Space 3

🎵🎸Adrian Young -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/26/1969
Alternative Rock Drummer
Group Names: No Doubt

🏆⚾Sparky Adams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1894 d.2/24/1989 (94)
MLB Player

🎵Norman Bates -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1927 N.S. d.1/29/2004 N.S. (76)
Bassist
Group Names: Dave Brubeck

🎭David Begelman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1921 d.8/8/1995 (73)
Film Executive

🎭🎵Don Bowman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1937 d.6/5/2013 (75)
Comedian, Radio Disc Jock, Country Singer

📰Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1921 d.10/21/2014 (93)
Journalist, Editor
Misc: ex-Executive Washington Post Editor

Sir John Buchan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1875 d.2/11/1940 (64)
Author, Scotish
Misc: the First Baron of Tweedsmuir

🎭Robert Chartoff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1933 d.6/10/2015 (81)
Movie Producer
Movie Titles: Rocky, Raging Bull, Rocky III, The Right Stuff

🎭Jan Clayton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1917 d.8/28/1983 (66)
TV Actress, Panelist
Misc: some say b. 1925
TV Shows: Lassie (as Ellen Miller), Pantotime Quiz

✍🎭Anibal Contreiras -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1896 d.??/??/????
Writer, Producer/Director, Portuguese
Misc: believed to be deceased

Besse Cooper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1896 d.12/4/2012 (116)
Misc: World's oldest living person from June 11, 2011 until her death

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James J. Couzens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1872 d.10/22/1936 (64)
Senator, Canadian

Richard Cowsill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1949 d.7/8/2014 N.S. (64)
Celebrity Relative
Names/Places: was married to Susan Montella and Pamela Lynne Wendur; a non-performing brother of the Cowsill family; Bob's twin
Misc: some say b. 1949

🎵🎸Mark Craney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1952 d.11/26/2005 (53)
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Jethro Tull

🎵🎸Chris Curtis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1941 d.2/28/2005 (63)
Songwriter, Drummer, Rock & Roll Singer, British
Names/Places: RN:Christopher Crummy
Group Names: The Searchers, Deep Purple

🎭Jim Davis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1915 d.4/26/1981 (65)
TV/Movie Actor
Misc: star of many 1940s-50s Hollywood action films
TV Shows: The Cowboys, Dallas (as John "Jock" Ewing the Ewing Oil Patriarch)

📰Henry Fawcett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1833 d.11/6/1884 (51)
Economist, Professor, British
Misc: Postmaster general

Geraldine Anne Ferraro -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1935 d.3/26/2011 (75)
Politician
Misc: the first woman nominated as a candidate of a major political party for U.S. Vice President in 1984.

🎵Ernie Fields -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1905 d.5/11/1997 (91)
Arranger, Pianist, Trombonist, Bandleader

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🏆🥊Frank "Frankie" Genaro -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1901 d.12/27/1966 (65)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Olympic Athlete

✍🎭🎵Ronny Graham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1919 d.7/4/1999 (79)
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Composer
Misc: Also collaborated with Mel Brooks on several films
TV Shows: M*A*S*H (writer), Mary Tyler Moore (writer), New Bill Cosby Show (actor), Bob Crane Show (actor), Chico & the Man (as Rev. Bemis)
Movie Titles: The Inquisition, History of the World, Part I, Spaceballs, To Be or Not to Be

🎭Benjamin Hendrickson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1950 d.7/3/2006 (55)
Soap Actor
TV Shows: As the World Turns

🎭Virginia Hill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1916 d.3/24/1966 (49)
Actress
Names/Places: girlfriend of mobster Bugsy Siegel

Jerome Hunsaker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1886 d.9/10/1984 (98)
Aeronautical, Engineer
Misc: he made major innovations in the design of lighter-than-air ships, seaplanes, and carrier-based aircraft.

Christopher Isherwood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1904 d.1/4/1986 (81)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Short Story Writer, English, Gay

🏆🥊Jeremiah "Joe" Jeannette -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1879 N.S. d.7/2/1958 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: considered to be one of the best heavyweight boxers of the early 20th century

🎭Michael Jeter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1952 d.3/30/2003 (50)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Misc: some say b. Aug 20
TV Shows: Evening Shade (as Herman Stiles)
Movie Titles: The Green Mile

🏆Markovits Kálmán -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1931 N.S. d.12/5/2009 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian

🎭Don LaFontaine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1940 d.9/1/2008 (68)
Announcer
Misc: voice-over artist of the movie trailers

Johann Heinrich Lambert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1728 N.S. d.9/25/1777 N.S. (49)
Astronomer, Mathematician, Physicist, German
Misc: method of measuring light intensity, pi is irrational.

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1743 N.S. d.5/8/1794 N.S. (50)
Scientist, Chemist, French
Names/Places: NN:The Father of Modern Chemistry

📰Irving R. Levine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1922 d.3/26/2009 (86)
Newscaster, Journalist

Stephen McCormick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1784 d.8/28/1875 (91)
Inventor
Misc: cast iron plow with detatchable parts

🏆🏒George Andrew McNamara -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1886 d.3/10/1952 (65)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1907-1917
Sports Teams: Toronto 228th Battalion, Toronto Ontarios, Toronto Blueshirts, Halifax Crescents, Waterloo Colts, Montreal Shamrocks, Cobalt Silver Kings, Sault Ste. Marie Marlboros

Joseph Michel Montgolfier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1740 N.S. d.6/26/1810 N.S. (69)
Balloonist, Inventor, French
Misc: made the first practical hot air balloon with brother Jacques

🏆⚾Gene Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1909 d.3/12/1978 (68)
MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:Blue Goose

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🏆🏁Charles Paine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1833 d.8/12/1916 (82)
Yachtsperson
Misc: America's Cup

🎨Brant Parker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1920 d.4/15/2007 (86)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Book Titles: Wizard of Id, Crock

🎭William Preston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1921 d.7/10/1998 (76)
Actor
TV Shows: Late Night with Conan O'Brien (as Carl "Oldie" Olsen)
Movie Titles: The Crucible, Waterworld, The Fisher King

👑Prince Albert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1819 d.12/14/1861 (42)
Prince
Names/Places: Prince Consort of England & Queen Victoria's hubby

🎵Leon Redbone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1949 N.S. d.5/30/2019 N.S. (69)
Blues Singer/Guitarist, Canadian
Misc: Troubadour
Album Titles: On the Track (1975), Double Time (1977), Champagne Charlie (1978), From Branch to Branch (1981), Red to Blue (1985), Christmas Island (1987), No Regrets (1988), Sugar (1990), Up a Lazy River (1992), Whistling in the Wind (1994), Any Time (2001), Flying By (2014)

🎭Ruth Roland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1897 d.9/22/1937 (40)
Movie Actress
Names/Places: NN:Queen of the Thriller Serials
Misc: was 39 when she died?

🎵Jimmy Rushing -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1901 d.6/8/1972 (70)
Blues Singer
Names/Places: NN:Mr. 5x5
Group Names: Count Basie

Dr. Albert Bruce Sabin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1906 d.3/3/1993 (86)
Scientist, Microbiologist, Polish
Misc: developer of the oral polio vaccine

🏆🏁Swede Savage -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1946 d.7/2/1973 (26)
Auto Racer

🎖Maxwell Davenport Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1901 d.4/19/1987 (85)
General
Misc: Army Chief of Staff; became a pioneer in airborne warfare in Europe during World War II.

🎭June Whitley Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1917 d.5/17/2004 (86)
Choreographer

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🎭🎵🏆Yvette Vickers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1928 d.??/??/2010
Movie Actress, Singer, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: nee Vedder
Misc: July 1959 Playmate; her mummified body was found April 27, 2011, close to a year after she died
Movie Titles: Sunset Blvd.

Sir Robert Walpole -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1676 O.S. or 9/5/1676 N.S. d.3/18/1745 O.S. (68) or 3/29/1745 N.S. (68)
Prime Minister, Statesman, English
Misc: the first prime minister of England (1721-42)

Ben J. Wattenberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1933 d.6/28/2015 (81)
Author

🎵🎷Frances Wayne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1924 d.2/6/1978 (53)
Bandleader, Jazz Singer

Annie Wittenmyer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1827 d.2/2/1900 (72)
Social Reformer

🎭Francine York -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1936 d.1/6/2017 N.S. (80)
Actress

Dr. Lee de Forest -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1873 d.6/30/1961 (87)
Inventor
Names/Places: b. in Council Bluffs, Iowa; NN:Father of Radio
Misc: Electron Tube, Photoelectric, Radar electronics pioneer, audion tube; 300 patents

🎭Warner Anderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/10/1911 d.8/26/1976 (65)
Actor
TV Shows: The Lineup (as Det. Lt. Ben Guthrie), Peyton Place

🎨🎭Fred "Tex" Avery -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1908 N.S. d.8/26/1980 N.S. (72)
Animator, Director
Names/Places: RFN:Charles
Misc: Warner Brothers & MGM cartoons; created Bugs & Daffy; had a wacky sense of humor

🎭Art Baker -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/7/1898 d.8/26/1966 (68)
TV Host
TV Shows: You Asked For It (50s)

Roger Nash Baldwin -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/21/1884 d.8/26/1981 (97)
Attorney/Lawyer, Social Reformer
Misc: A.C.L.U. founder

🎭Charles Boyer -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/28/1899 d.8/26/1978 (78)
TV/Movie Actor, French
Misc: romantic star of 30-50s; some say b. 1889 or 1897; d. Aug 27?
TV Shows: Four-Star Playhouse (co-star), Alcoa Theater, Rogues

🎭🎵Laura Branigan -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1952 d.8/26/2004 (52)
TV/Movie Actress, Pop Singer
Song Titles: Gloria, Self Control

John Brunner -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1934 d.8/26/1995 (60)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Sci-fi Writer, British

🎵Wilma Burgess -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/11/1939 d.8/26/2003 (64)
Singer, Country-Pop Performer

🎨🎵🎸Neal Casal -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1968 N.S. d.8/26/2019 N.S. (50)
Photographer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer

🎭Lon Chaney Sr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1883 d.8/26/1930 (47)
Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Colorado Springs, Co.
Movie Titles: The Man of a Thousand Faces, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Phantom of the Opera, High Noon

🏆🏁Sir Francis Chichester -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/17/1901 d.8/26/1972 (70)
Yachtsperson, British
Misc: the first to sail solo around the world

🎵🎸Dennis D'Amour -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1959 d.8/26/2005 (45)
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Volvod

Dominick Dunne -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/29/1925 d.8/26/2009 (83)
Novelist

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🎭Penny Edwards -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1928 d.8/26/1998 (70)
Actress
Misc: (Millicent)

Johann Franz Encke -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/23/1791 d.8/26/1865 (73)
Astronomer, German
Misc: established the period of Encke's Comet at 3.3 years (shortest period of any known)

🎵Jimmy Forrest -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1920 d.8/26/1980 (60)
Tenor-sax, Bandleader

🎭Kay Francis -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1903 d.8/26/1968 (65)
Movie Actress
Names/Places: RN:Katherine Edwina Gibbs

Daniel Gorenstein -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1923 d.8/26/1992 (69)
Mathematician

🎵Ellie Greenwich -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/23/1940 d.8/26/2009 (68)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Soul Singer
Group Names: Raindrops
Song Titles: Da Doo Ron Ron (songwriter), Chapel of Love (songwriter)

✍🎵Lee Hays -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/14/1914 d.8/26/1981 (67)
Dramatist/Playwright, Bass Singer/Basso, Folk Singer
Group Names: The Weavers

✍🎭Tobe Hooper -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/25/1943 d.8/26/2017 N.S. (74)
Screenwriter, Movie Producer, Movie Director
Movie Titles: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (series), Poltergeist

✍⚛William James -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1842 d.8/26/1910 (68)
Philosopher, Psychoanalyst, Psychologist, American
Names/Places: Henry Sr.'s son
Misc: founder of Pragmatism

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🎭Larry Keating -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/13/1899 d.8/26/1963 (64)
Actor
TV Shows: Burns & Allen Show (as Harry Morton), Mr. Ed (as Roger Addison)

🎭Mike Kellin -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/26/1922 d.8/26/1983 (61)
Actor
TV Shows: Wackiest Ship in the Army (as CP Officer Willie Miller)

👑King Louis Phillipe Of France -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/6/1773 d.8/26/1850 (76)
King
Names/Places: NN: the Citizen King
Misc: ruled 1830-1848

Björn Kjellström -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/9/1910 N.S. d.8/26/1995 N.S. (84)
Inventor, Swedish
Misc: inventor of the Compass

⛪🎭Ted Knight -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/7/1923 d.8/26/1986 (62)
Roman Catholic, TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Terryville, CT; RN:Tadewurz Wladzui Konopka or Tadeus Wladyslaw Konopka
Misc: some say '24 or '25
TV Shows: Mary Tyler Moore Show (as Ted Baxter), Ted Knight Show (as Roger '78), Too Close For Comfort (as Henry Rush), Ted Knight Show (as Henry Rush)
Movie Titles: Caddyshack

🎵Lottie Lehmann -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1888 d.8/26/1976 (88)
Soprano, German

✍⚛Charles Augustus Lindbergh -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/4/1902 d.8/26/1974 (72)
Author, Aviator
Names/Places: b. in Detroit; NN:Lucky Lindy; d. in Hawaii
Misc: WWI Pilot; the first to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

⚖💰Andrew William J. Mellon -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1855 d.8/26/1937 (82)
Presidential Aide, Financier, Industrialist
Misc: Secretary of Treasury; d. Aug 27?

🎵Bob Miller -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/20/1895 d.8/26/1955 (59)
Songwriter, Country Singer

🏆🏁🏊Lucy Morton -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1898 N.S. d.8/26/1980 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, English
Names/Places: aka Lucy Heaton

✍⚛Charles Muses -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/28/1919 d.8/26/2000 (81)
Author, Philosopher, Psychologist

⚛💰Ranson Eli Olds -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1864 d.8/26/1950 (86)
Scientist, Manufacturer
Misc: Olds Motor Vehicle Co. founder

Denis Papin -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1647 N.S. d.8/26/1713 N.S. (66)
Inventor, Physicist, French
Misc: the pressure cooker and suggested the first cylinder and piston steam engine; d. 1712?

🎭Tony Pastor -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/28/1837 d.8/26/1908 (71)
Stage Actor, Vaudevillan, Acrobat
Misc: Circus ringmaster; considered the father of vaudeville in the United States.

✍⚖💰Joseph Perkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/5/1819 d.8/26/1885 (66)
Philosopher, Congressperson, Businessperson, Philanthropist
Misc: co-founder of the Western Reserve Historical Society, born in Warren, Ohio

💰Roy Raymond -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1947 d.8/26/1993 (46)
Businessperson
Misc: founded Victoria's Secret

🎨✍H. A. Rey -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/16/1898 d.8/26/1977 (78)
Illustrator, Children's Author
Names/Places: RFN:Hans
Misc: co-created Curious George with wife Margaret; popular constellation books
Book Titles: Curious George (series)

Paul Rice -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/31/1917 d.8/26/1989 (71)
Inventor

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🎵Rockin Dopsie Sr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/10/1932 d.8/26/1993 (61)
Singer, Accordionist, Bandleader, Jazz-Fusion Performer
Names/Places: RN:Alton Jay Rubin
Misc: fused Cajun with R&B music (zydeco); guested on Paul Simon's Graceland album playing accordion, so "Weird Al" is in good company on the pop charts.

🏆⚾Eddie Rommel -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1897 d.8/26/1970 (72)
MLB Pitcher

🎭Gail Russell -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1924 d.8/26/1961 (36)
Movie Actress

✍⛪Neil Simon -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/4/1927 N.S. d.8/26/2018 N.S. (91)
Author, Screenwriter, Playwright, Jewish
Names/Places: b. in Bronx; FN:Marvin; Marsha Mason's hubby; 2x Diane Lander's hubby
Misc: stage: Barefoot in the Park
TV Shows: The Odd Couple
Movie Titles: The Odd Couple, Biloxi Blues, California Suite, Goodbye Girl, Plaza Suite, Murder By Death (Duh!), Chapter Two (of 2?), The Sunshine Boys

Vihjalmur Stefansson -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/3/1879 d.8/26/1962 (82)
Ethnologist, Explorer, Canadian
Misc: Arctic explorer

✍📰Irving Stone -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1903 d.8/26/1989 (86)
Novelist, Biographer
Names/Places: RLN:Tennenbaum

✍📰Mika Waltari -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/19/1908 d.8/26/1979 (70)
Novelist, Critic, Editor, Finnish
Group Names: The Egyptian

Franz Werfel -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1890 d.8/26/1945 (54)
Novelist, Austrian

🏆⚾Sol White -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/12/1868 d.8/26/1955 (87)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure, Baseball Manager
Misc: played and coached for 18 teams from 1887-1926, was an American professional baseball infielder, manager and executive, and one of the pioneers of the Negro leagues. An active sportswriter for many years, he wrote the first definitive history of black baseball in 1907.
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Keystones (1887-1888, 1892), Cuban Giants (1890-1891, 1893-1894, 1896), Cuban X-Giants (1896-1899, 1901), Philadelphia Giants (1902-1908)

🎵Ronnie White -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1939 N.S. d.8/26/1995 N.S. (56)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Miracles (backing group for Smokey Robinson)

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💰John Willys -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1873 d.8/26/1935 (61)
Industrialist
Misc: developed the Jeep (tm) for the military

Evelyn Wood -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/9/1909 d.8/26/1995 (86)
Educator
Misc: Speedreader whose speed reading courses taught millions to whiz through the written word; b. Jan 8?

Antony van Leeuwenhoek -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/24/1632 d.8/26/1723 (90)
Scientist, Naturalist, Zoologist, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: pioneering microscope maker; discovered microbes

🎭🎵Phil Baker -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.8/24/1896 or 8/26/1896 N.S. d.11/30/1963 (67)
Movie Actor, Radio Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Songwriter
Misc: host of "Take It or Leave It" on NBC Radio (1941-1947); popular old time radio personality who partnered with Ben Bernie; some say b. 1898; sources can't agree on date of birth

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The Holiday Almanacs August 26, 2020

What's Today?

Today is Wed Aug the 26 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 239 of the year
Serialnumber = 44057
Julian date = 2459076 O.S.= 8 - 13 - 2020

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[Namibia] Namibia Day
[USA] All You Can Eat Day (every month)
[USA] Women's Equality Day (1973)/Susan B Anthony Day (1920)
[Zanzibar] Sultan's Birthday
Make Your Own Luck Day
Toilet Paper Birthday

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Astrological sign: Leo: The Lion (7-23 thru 8-22); Ruling Planet: Sun. Element: Fire. Traits: Forceful, generous, creative, well-organized. Body part associated with this sign: The heart. Occupations: Supervisor, actor, king, activities requiring physical strength, bartender.
Astrological sign: Virgo: The Virgin (8-23 thru 9-22); Symbol: The Virgin. Ruling Planet: Mercury. Element: Earth. Traits: Analytical, discriminating, modest, neat. Body part associated with this sign: The belly. Occupations: Editor, medicine, chemistry, research, accounting.
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