26 December


1716

 Thomas Gray
English writer (d. 1771).

1791

 Charles Babbage
English mathematician and inventor (d. 1871).

1863

 Charles Pathé
French pioneer of film and record industries (d. 1957).

1883

 Maurice Utrillo
French artist (d. 1955).

1891

 Henry Miller
American writer (d. 1980).

1893

 Mao Zedong
Chinese military leader and politician (d. 1976).

1899

 Leopold Mannes
together with Leopold Godowsky, Jr., created the first practical color transparency film, Kodachrome..

1903

 Elisha Cook Jr.
American actor (d. 1995).

1914

 Richard Widmark
American actor (d. 2008).

1921

 Steve Allen
American comedian (d. 2000).

1927

 Denis Quilley
British actor (d. 2003).

1929

 Régine
French singer and nightclub owner.

1939

 Phil Spector
American music producer.

1944

 Jane Lapotaire
British actress.

1950

 Raja Pervaiz Ashraf
Pakistani politician, 17th Prime Minister of Pakistan.

1951

 Richard Skinner
British radio presenter.

1954

 Steve Steen
English actor.

1957

 Dermot Murnaghan
British broadcaster.

1958

 Adrian Newey
British engineer.

1971

 Jared Leto
American actor and singer (30 Seconds to Mars).

1985

 Beth Behrs
American Actress.

1989

 Yohan Blake
Jamaican sprinter.

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