26 October


1685

 Domenico Scarlatti
Italian composer. Born in Naples.

1759

 Georges Jacques Danton
French Revolutionary leader. Born in Arcis-sur-Aube in northeastern France.

1803

 Joseph Hansom
English architect and inventor. Invented the Hansom cab. Born in York, England.

1865

 Benjamin Guggenheim
American businessman. He died aboard RMS Titanic. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1906

 Primo Carnera
Italian boxer. Born in Sequals, Udine, Italy.

1912

 Don Siegel
American director. He was best known for the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) as well as five films with Clint Eastwood, including Dirty Harry (1971) andEscape from Alcatraz (1979), and John Wayne’s final picture, 1976’s The Shootist.

1914

 Jackie Coogan
American actor. Began his movie career as a child actor in silent films. Later became known as Uncle Fester on 1960s sitcom The Addams Family.

1916

 François Mitterrand
President of France. Born in Jarnac, Charente.

1919

 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Shah of Iran. Born in Tehran.

1942

 Bob Hoskins
English actor known for playing Cockneys and gangsters. He has appeared in films such as The Long Good Friday (1980), Mona Lisa (1986), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Hook (1991), and Neverland (2011).  (d.2014)

1947

 Hillary Rodham Clinton
American politician, United States Senator from New York (2001–2009), 67th United States Secretary of State (since 2009). Born in Chicago, Illinois.
 Jaclyn Smith
American actress. She is best-known as Kelly Garrett in the iconic television series Charlie’s Angels.

1952

 Andrew Motion
English poet and Poet Laureate. Born in London.

1953

 Lauren Tewes
Lauren Tewes (born October 26, 1953) is an American actress, best known for her role on the television comedy anthology series The Love Boat, which originally aired during the 1970s and 1980s.
 Roger Allam
Roger Allam (born 26 October 1953) is an English actor, known primarily for his stage career, although he has performed in film, television and radio. He most famously played Inspector Javert in the original London production of the stage musical Les Misérables and Douglas Richardson in the award-winning radio series Cabin Pressure.

1957

 Julie Dawn Cole
British actress. She began as a child performer in her best-remembered film, 1971’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, playing the spoiled Veruca Salt.

1967

 Keith Urban
New Zealand country music singer, songwriter and guitarist. Born in Whangarei, New Zealand.

1973

 Seth Macfarlane
American actor, voice actor, animator, screenwriter, comedian, producer, director, and singer. He is best known as the creator of the show Family Guy(1999–2002, 2005–present) and co-creator of American Dad! (2005–present).
 Austin Healey
English rugby player. Born in Wallasey, Cheshire, England.

1981

 Zoe Tapper
Zoe Tapper (born 26 October 1981) is an English actress who first came to prominence playing Nell Gwynne in Richard Eyre’s award-winning film Stage Beauty in 2004. She is known for portraying Anya Raczynski in Survivors and Mina Harker in Demons.

1982

 Nicola Adams

Nicola Adams, MBE is a British boxer, and Gold Medal winner at the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London. Born in Leeds.

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