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Mega Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for August 26

Last Updated 08-25-2021

🎵Leon Hughes -- is 89 in the year 2021 and 90 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1932
Hall of Famer, Tenor, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Coasters

Joe Henry Engle -- is 89 in the year 2021 and 90 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1932
Astronaut, Pilot, American

🎵René Victor Ornelas -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1936
Singer, Trumpeter
Group Names: Rene & Rene

🎭🎵Vic Dana -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1940 N.S.
Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Buffalo
Misc: 1960s hit star

✍🎭Barbet Schroeder -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1941
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, Producer/Director, French, Iranian
Movie Titles: Murder By Numbers, Single White Female, Barfly, Desperate Measures

🎵🎸Maureen Tucker -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1944
Hall of Famer, Singer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: The Velvet Underground

Tom Ridge -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1945
Government Official
Misc: Former Homeland Security Secretary

🎭Alison Steadman -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; 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

🎵Valerie Simpson -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; 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

🎭Candy Moore -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; 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

🏆🏈Larron Jackson -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1949
NFL Guard

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🎵Robert Cowsill -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1949
Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: NN:Bob; Richard's twin
Misc: some say b. 1949
Group Names: Cowsills

🏆🏒Ronald Lorne "Rod" Stackhouse -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1949 N.S.
NHL Player, Canadian

🎭Annette Badland -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; 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

📰Bill Whitaker -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1951 N.S.
Journalist
TV Shows: 60 Minutes

🏆Larry Sacknoff -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1952
Sports Journalist

🏆🏈Donnie Shell -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Safety
Misc: in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

🏆🏁🏊John Kinsella -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Olympic-gold-1972

📰Will Shortz -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1952
Editor
Misc: editor of crosswords

🎵Billy Rush -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1952
Guitarist
Group Names: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes

🎵Steve Wright -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1954
Music Figure, English
Misc: a wacky DJ; NOT to be confused with Steven Wright

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🎵Michael Chetwood -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1954
Hip-Pop Keyboardist, English
Group Names: T'Pau

🎵Wally Murphy -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1954
Musician

🎭Douglas Mazell -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1955
Cinematographer

🎭Brett Cullen -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; 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

🎭🎮Keiichi Namba -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1957
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Japanese
Misc: a prolific voice actor

🏆🏁Ray Evernham -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; 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.

🏆⚾Alex Treviño -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1957
MLB Catcher, Mexican
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers

🎵John O'Neill -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1957
Songwriter, Guitarist, British
Group Names: Undertones

🎭Wanda DeJesus -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; 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

🎵🎸Jet Black -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1958
Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Names/Places: RN:Brian Duffy
Group Names: The Stranglers

🏆🏀Stan Van Gundy -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1959
NBA Coach, College Basketball Coach

🎭Kenny Pires -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1960 N.S.
Personality
TV Shows: Zoom (1972)

🎭Richard Kantor -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; 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

🎭🏆Ola Ray -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1960
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: June 1980; in the Thriller video

🎵🎷Branford Marsalis -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1960
Composer, Jazz Saxophonist
TV Shows: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (bandleader 1992-1995)

🎵Nancy Martinez -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1960
Pop Singer, Canadian
Song Titles: For Tonight

🏆⚾Jeff Parrett -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1961
MLB Pitcher

🎵Jimmy Olander -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1961
Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Diamond Rio

🎵🎸Mitch Malloy -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1961
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist

🏆🏁Roger Kingdom -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1962
Sprinter, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field

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🏆⚾Chad Kreuter -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1964
MLB Catcher

🎵🎸Ron Mancuso -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1964
Rock & Roll Musician

🎭Carol Cummings -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1965
XXX-rated actress

🎭Jon Hensley -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; 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

✍🎭🎵Christopher Burke -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; 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)

🏆⚾Carlos Quintana -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1965
MLB Player

🏆⚾Danny Weems -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1966
MLB Player

🎭🎵🎸Shirley Manson -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1966
Actress, Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer, Scottish
Group Names: Garbage

✍🎭🎵Riley Weston -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1966
Screenwriter, Actress, Producer, Singer/Guitarist

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🎵🎸Dan Vickery -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1966
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Counting Crows

🎭🏆Rebecca Anne Ramos -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1967
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: January 2003

🏆🏈Myron Guyton -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1967
NFL Defensive

🏆🏁🚲Chris Boardman -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1968
Bicyclist, Olympic Athlete, English

🎭Christopher Douglas -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; 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

🏆Elaine Irwin Mellencamp -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1969
Model
Names/Places: John Mellencamp's wife

🏆🏈Mike Gisler -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1969
NFL Guard, NFL Linebacker, NFL Center

🏆⚾Ricky Bottalico -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1969
MLB Pitcher

🎵🎸Adrian Young -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1969
Alternative Rock Drummer
Group Names: No Doubt

🎭Melissa McCarthy -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; 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

🎭Gaynor Faye -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; 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

🏆🏈Jocelyn Borgella -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1971
NFL Cornerback

🎭🎵Thalía -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; 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

🏆🏀Sherell Ford -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1972
NBA Player

🎵Kim Burrell -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1972 N.S.
Gospel Singer

🎭🎮Gunner Wright -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; 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

🏆🏈Barret Robbins -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1973
NFL Center
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders

🏆🥊Hermes Franca -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1974 N.S.
Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian

🎭Meredith Eaton -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1974 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Family Law, MacGyver (as Matty Webber)

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🏆🏈Freddie Scott -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1974
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏀Kelvin Cato -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1974
NBA Player

🏆🏀Shea Seals -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1975
NBA Player

🏆⚾Morgan Ensberg -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1975
MLB Third Baseman

🏆⚾Tony Mattes -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1975
MLB Player

🎵🎸Tyler Connolly -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1975
Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Theory of a Deadman

🎭Mike Colter -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; 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

🎭Amanda Schull -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1978 N.S.
Ballet Dancer

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🏆🏈Jamal Lewis -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1979
NFL Runningback

🎵🎸Allison Robertson -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1979 N.S.
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: MN: Rae
Group Names: Chelsea Girls, The Donnas

🎭Neeru Bajwa -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1980 N.S.
Actress, Producer, Canadian
Movie Titles: Jatt and Juliet (series), Sardaar Ji, Naughty Jatts

🎭Chris Pine -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1980 N.S.
Actor
Movie Titles: Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness, Rise of the Guardians, Star Trek Beyond

🎭Macaulay Culkin -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; 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!

Barbara Thomas -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1981
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Alma Gonzales & Richard's triplet daughter

Gwyneth Thomas -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1981
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Alma Gonzales & Richard's triplet daughter

Pilar Thomas -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1981
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Alma Gonzales & Richard's triplet daughter

✍🎭John Mulaney -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1982 N.S.
Writer, Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live, Mulaney

🏆Nicol David -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1983 N.S.
Squash Player, Malaysia

🎭Johnny Ray Gill -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1984 N.S.
Actor

🎭Chris Distefano -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1984 N.S.
Comedian
TV Shows: Guy Code, Girl Code

🎵🎸Craig Owens -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1984 N.S.
Heavy Metal Singer
Group Names: Chiodos

🏆⚾David (Baseball) Price -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1985
MLB Pitcher
Misc: AL Cy Young Award winner in 2012
Sports Teams: Tampa Bay Rays

🎵Brian Kelley -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1985
Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Florida Georgia Line

🎭🎵Cassie Ventura -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1986 N.S.
Actress, Rhythm and Blues Singer

🎵Saint JHN -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1986 N.S.
Rapper
Names/Places: RN: Carlos Saint John Phillips

🎭Danielle Savre -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; 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

🏆⚾Elvis Andrus -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1988 N.S.
MLB Shortstop, Venezuelan

🎭🎵Evan Ross -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; 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

🏆🏒Wayne Simmonds -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1988 N.S.
NHL Right Wing, Canadian

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🏆🏀James Harden -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1989 N.S.
NBA Guard

🎵Joey Diggs Jr. -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1989 N.S.
Pop Singer
Group Names: Midnight Red

🎭Dylan O'Brien -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1991
Actor
TV Shows: Teen Wolf (as Stiles Stilinski)
Movie Titles: The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The First Time

🎵Noelle Bean -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1991 N.S.
Songwriter, Pop Singer

Hayley Hasselhoff -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1992
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Pamela Bach & David's daughter

🎭Claire Blackwelder -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1993 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Power Rangers Dino Charge

🎭Keke Palmer -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; 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

🎭Gracie Dzienny -- is 25 in the year 2021 and 26 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1996 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Supah Ninjas (as Amanda McKay), Chasing Life (as Greer Danville)

🎭Charlie Gillespie -- is 23 in the year 2021 and 24 in the year 2022; b.8/26/1998 N.S.
Actor, Canadian

Gracie Sbarge -- is 19 in the year 2021 and 20 in the year 2022; b.8/26/2002
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Lisa Akey and Raphael's daughter

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Curtis Muhammad Conway -- is 13 in the year 2021 and 14 in the year 2022; b.8/26/2008
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Laila Ali and Curtis' son

Lorenzo Dominic -- is 9 in the year 2021 and 10 in the year 2022; b.8/26/2012
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Nicole Snooki Polizzi and Jionni LaValle's son

🎵Lee Hilliard -- b.8/26/????
Country Singer
Misc: b. c. 1951

🎵🎸Jorge DeSaint -- b.8/26/????
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Tuff

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)

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.

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

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

✍📰Henry Mackenzie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1745 d.1/14/1831 (85)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Newsperson, Scottish

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

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

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

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

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

Charles Richet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1850 d.12/4/1935 (85)
Scientist, Physiologist, British
Misc: anaphylaxis-Nobel 1913

Aleksander Kuprin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1870 O.S. or 9/7/1870 N.S. d.8/25/1938
Writer, Short Story Writer, Russian

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

Joseph Taylor Robinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1872 d.7/14/1937 (64)
Politician, Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: a major figure in the enactment of New Deal legislation

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

Zona Gale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1874 d.12/27/1938 (64)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright

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

🏆🥊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

Guillaume Apollinaire -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1880 d.11/9/1918 (38)
Poet, Critic, French, Italian
Names/Places: RLN:Kostrowitsky

James Franck -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1882 d.5/21/1964 (81)
Physicist, German

Jules Romains -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1885 d.8/14/1972 (86)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, French

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🏆🏒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

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.

Dora Gabe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1886 N.S. d.11/16/1983 N.S. (97)
Poet, Bulgarian

🏆⚾Frank Allen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1889 N.S. d.7/30/1933 N.S. (43)
MLB Pitcher

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

Earl Long -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1895 d.9/5/1960 (65)
Governor

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

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

🎭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?

🎨Peggy Guggenheim -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1898 d.12/23/1979 (81)
Artist, Art Collector
Misc: patron

🎨Rufino Tamayo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1899 d.6/24/1991 (91)
Painter, Mexican

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

🎖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.

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

Ian Dalrymple -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1903 d.3/28/1989 (85)
Screen/Scriptwriter, South African

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

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🎵🎷Buster Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1904 d.8/10/1991 (86)
Arranger, Alto-sax, Bandleader, Jazz Performer

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

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

🎵Lester Lanin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1907 d.10/27/2004 (97)
Bandleader

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

Alexander Chakovsky -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1913 d.2/17/1994 (80)
Writer, Russian

🎭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)

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

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🎭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

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

William French Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1917 d.10/29/1990 (73)
Presidential Aide, Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: ex-atty gn'l, Ronald Reagan's lawyer

Katherine Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1918 N.S. d.2/24/2020 N.S. (101)
Mathematician, Physician
Misc: most famous for her work with NASA

✍🎭🎵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

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

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

🎭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

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

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

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

🎨✍Robert Vickrey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1926 d.4/17/2011 (84)
Artist, Author

🏆⚾Frank Barnes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1926 d.10/19/2014 (88)
MLB Pitcher

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

🎭🎵🏆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.

✍🎭Carson Wilford Leach -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1929 N.S. d.6/18/1988 N.S. (58)
Screenwriter, Professor, Movie Director, Stage Director, Set Designer
Names/Places: aka Will Leach

🎭Ann E. Todd -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1931 N.S. d.2/7/2020 N.S. (88)
Actress
Names/Places: MN:E.
TV Shows: Stu Erwin Show (as Joyce Erwin)

🏆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

🎭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

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

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🏆🏀Thomas W. "Tommy" Heinsohn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1934 N.S. d.11/10/2020 N.S. (86)
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)

🏆🏁James Hylton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1934 N.S. d.4/28/2018 N.S. (83)
Auto Racer

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.

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

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

🏆🏒Bill White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1939 d.5/21/2017 N.S. (77)
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian

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

🎵🎸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

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

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

🎵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)

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

🎭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

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

🏆🏈Patrick Allen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1961 N.S. d.6/22/2021 N.S. (59)
NFL Defensive

🏆🏈Courtney Hall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1968 N.S. d.4/29/2021 N.S. (52)
NFL Center

🎨Frans Hals -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1580 or ??/??/1582 d.8/26/1666
Painter

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?

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

🎭Conte Di Alessandro Cagliostro -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/2/1743 d.8/26/1795 (52)
Magician/Illusionist, Italian

✍⚖Royall Tyler -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/18/1757 d.8/26/1826 (69)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Jurist

👑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

🎖John Floyd -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1806 N.S. d.8/26/1863 N.S. (57)
General
Misc: Confederate; Secretary of War

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)

📰Charles Scribner -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/21/1821 d.8/26/1871 (50)
Publisher

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✍⚖💰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

🎭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.

✍⚛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

🎖⚛John Rodgers -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1881 d.8/26/1926 (45)
Naval Officer, Aviator
Misc: WWI

🎭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

✍📰Frank Harris -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1856 d.8/26/1931 (75)
Writer, Journalist, English

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

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

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

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Maud Ballington Booth -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1865 d.8/26/1948 (82)
Social Reformer
Misc: U.S. Salvation Army leader and cofounder of the Volunteers of America.

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

🏆⚾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)

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

✍🎵Ralph Vaughan Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1872 d.8/26/1958 (85)
Author, Composer, English
Misc: Penguin Book of English Folk Songs

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

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

🎭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)

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

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

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

🏆⚾Birch (Coach) Bayh -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/29/1983 N.S. d.8/26/1971 N.S.
College Baseball Player, College Baseball Coach
Sports Teams: Indiana State (player then coach)

🏆🏁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

✍⚛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

🎭Cullen Landis -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/9/1895 d.8/26/1975 (80)
Actor

🎭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

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

🎨✍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)

🎭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

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

🎵Ben Oakland -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1907 d.8/26/1979 (71)
Songwriter

🎭Miliza Korjus -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/18/1909 d.8/26/1980 (71)
Actress

🎨🎭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

🏆🏁🏊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

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

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

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

🎭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)

🎭Julie Stevens -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/23/1916 N.S. d.8/26/1984 N.S. (67)
Actress

⛪🎭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

Georg Wittig -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/16/1897 d.8/26/1987 (90)
Chemist, German

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

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

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

🎵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.

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

🏆🏌Bert Yancey -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1938 d.8/26/1994 (56)
Golfer

🎵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)

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

🎵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)

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

🏆⚾Cal McLish -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/1/1925 d.8/26/2010 (84)
MLB Coach, MLB Player

🎵Gene Thomas -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/4/1938 d.8/26/2012 (73)
Singer
Group Names: Gene & Debbie (Nevills)

✍🎭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

🎨Charles M. McKim -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1920 N.S. d.8/26/2017 N.S. (96)
Architect

✍⛪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

🎵Inge Borkh -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1921 N.S. d.8/26/2018 N.S. (97)
Opera Soprano, German

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✍🏆Pal Benko -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/15/1928 N.S. d.8/26/2019 N.S. (91)
Author, Chess Player, Olympic Athlete, American, Hungarian

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

🎭Caesar Cordova -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/16/1936 N.S. d.8/26/2020 N.S. (84)
Actor, Puerto Rican
TV Shows: Toma
Movie Titles: Carlito's Way, Scarface

🎨📰🎭Joe Ruby -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/30/1933 N.S. d.8/26/2020 N.S. (87)
Animator, Editor, Cartoon Producer
Names/Places: RN: Joseph Clemens Ruby
Misc: co-founded Ruby-Spears Productions with Ken Spears
TV Shows: Thundarr The Barbarian, Scooby-Doo (co-creator), Jabberjaw (co-creator), "Dynomutt, Dog Wonder" (co-creator), Plastic Man (co-producer), Saturday Supercade (co-producer), Mister T (co-creator), Alvin and the Chipmunks (co-creator)

🎖⚛Gerald Paul Carr -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1932 N.S. d.8/26/2020 N.S. (88)
Hero, Aeronautical, Astronaut, Engineer
Names/Places: NN: Jerry

🎭🎵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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