100 people born today: May 26

Stan Sakai

Stan Sakai is a third-generation Japanese American Cartoonist comic book creator. He is best... more »

Jonny Wilkinson

Jonathan Peter "Jonny" Wilkinson OBE is a former rugby union player that represented England and... more »

James McKeen Cattell

James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist, was the first professor of psychology in the United... more »

Bennett Cerf

Bennett Cerf was a publisher. more »

Blaise Nkufo

Blaise Isetsima Nkufo is a retired Congolese-born Swiss footballer. Nkufo played professionally... more »

Paul Lindquist

Paul Lindquist is a Swedish politician and municipal commissioner of Lidingö since 2003. He is a... more »

Friedrich Wilhelm Rüstow

Friedrich Wilhelm Rüstow was a Prussian-born Swiss soldier and military writer. Rüstow was born... more »

Robert MacPherson

Robert Duncan MacPherson is an American mathematician at the Institute for Advanced Study and... more »

Keith Peters

Keith Peters was an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Penrith Panthers of... more »

Herb Gray

Herbert Eser "Herb" Gray, PC CC QC was a Canadian Member of Parliament for four decades, and... more »

Christian Demirtaş

Christian Demirtaş is a German footballer of Aramean descent who plays for Syrianska FC in... more »

Walter Leake

Walter Leake served as a United States Senator from Mississippi and as third Governor of... more »

Brian Dickson

Robert George Brian Dickson, PC CC CD, commonly known as Brian Dickson, was appointed the 15th... more »

Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel

Maurice of Hesse-Kassel, also called Maurice the Learned, was the Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel in... more »

Ed Whitfield

Wayne Edward "Ed" Whitfield is the U.S. Representative of Kentucky's 1st congressional district,... more »

Johann Dientzenhofer

Johann Dientzenhofer was a builder and architect during the Baroque period in Germany. Johann... more »

Gene Tunney

James Joseph "Gene" Tunney was an American professional boxer and the world heavyweight champion... more »

Mikko Härkin

Mikko Härkin is a Finnish power metal keyboardist, who has performed with Sonata Arctica and... more »

Julian Clary

Julian Peter McDonald Clary is an English comedian and novelist. Openly gay, Clary began... more »

Jacob Burckhardt

Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt was a historian of art and culture, and an influential figure in... more »

Philip Pendleton Barbour

Philip Pendleton Barbour was a U.S. Congressman from Virginia and an Associate Justice of the... more »

Harukichi Hyakutake

Harukichi Hyakutake was a general in the Japanese Imperial Army in World War II. He is sometimes... more »

Robert Williams

Robert Williams, usually referred to by his bardic name Trebor Mai, was a Welsh language poet,... more »

William Wallace Denslow

William Wallace "W. W." Denslow was an American illustrator and caricaturist remembered for his... more »

Tip O'Neill

James Edward "Tip" O'Neill was a Canadian left fielder in Major League Baseball in the late 19th... more »

Jeanne Crain

Jeanne Elizabeth Crain was an American actress whose career spanned three decades from 1943 to... more »

Petar Stoyanov

Petar Stefanov Stoyanov is a Bulgarian politician who was President of Bulgaria from 1997 to... more »

Karl Hess

Karl Hess was an American national-level speechwriter and author. He was also a political... more »

Philip Beckley

Philip Beckley is a British physicist, author and lecturer. During his professional career he... more »

Adrián González Morales

Adrián González Morales, known as simply Adrián, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays... more »

John Gregory Dunne

John Gregory Dunne was an American novelist, screenwriter and literary critic. more »

Johann Friedrich von Brandt

Johann Friedrich von Brandt was a German naturalist. Brandt was born in Jüterbog and educated at... more »

Steven Hager

Steven Hager, is an American writer, journalist, filmmaker, and counterculture and cannabis... more »

Pieter Zeeman

Pieter Zeeman was a Dutch physicist who shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics with Hendrik... more »

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Lenora Spencer is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Minny, the... more »

Giel Beelen

Michiel Antonius Adrianus Beelen, better known as Giel Beelen is a Dutch radio-dj and... more »

Princess Helena of the United Kingdom

Princess Helena was the third daughter and fifth child of Queen Victoria and Prince... more »

Mario Božić

Mario Božić is a Bosnian Serb football midfielder who currently plays for Voždovac in the Jelen... more »

Jules Porgès

Jules Porgès was a Paris-based financier who played a central role in the rise of the Randlords... more »

Emperor Shenzong of Song

Emperor Shenzong of Song was the sixth emperor of the Chinese Song dynasty. His personal name... more »

Esmé Bianco

Esmé Bianco is an English model, actress, and neo-burlesque performer. more »

Satsuki Yukino

Yuki Inoue, better known by the stage name Satsuki Yukino, is a popular Japanese voice actress... more »

John Stuchell Fisher

John Stuchell Fisher was Pennsylvania's 29th Governor, a Republican. more »

Pavel Kaška

Pavel Kaška is a Czech figure skater. He is the 2012 Merano Cup silver medalist, 2010 NRW Trophy... more »

Vladimir Voronin

Vladimir Nicolaevici Voronin is a Moldovan politician. He was the third President of Moldova... more »

Louis-Sébastien Lenormand

Louis-Sébastien Lenormand was a French physicist, inventor and pioneer in parachuting. He is... more »

Preap Sovath

Preap Sovath is a singer in Cambodia. He records for Cambodian production company Rasmey Hang... more »

Jamie Kennedy

Jamie Kennedy, a multitalented comedian/actor/writer/producer, is a true hyphenate. He may be... more »

Alberto Del Rio

Alberto Rodríguez is a Mexican professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Alberto Del... more »

Guy-André Kieffer

Guy-André Kieffer is a journalist of dual French-Canadian nationality who worked in West Africa... more »


Petter Alexis Askergren, who simply uses his given name Petter as a stage name, is a rap artist... more »

Frederick Augustus III of Saxony

Frederick Augustus III was the last King of Saxony and a member of the House of Wettin. Born in... more »

Ricky Banderas

Gilbert Cosme is a Puerto Rican professional wrestler, better known by his ring names El Mesías... more »

Erinn Hayes

Erinn Hayes is an American actress from San Francisco, California, known for her role as Dr... more »

Robbie Ross

Robert Baldwin "Robbie" Ross, maternal grandson of Canadian reform leader Robert Baldwin, son of... more »

Joseph M. Papp

Joseph Michael "Joe" Papp is an American former professional road racing cyclist and U.S... more »

Billy Murray

William Thomas "Billy" Murray was one of the most popular singers in the United States in the... more »

Ramesh Chennithala

Ramesh Chennithala is an Indian politician. He is the son of late Ramakrishnan Nair. He was... more »

Kazi Nazrul Islam

Kazi Nazrul Islam, known popularly as Nazrul, was a Bengali poet, musician and revolutionary who... more »

Vagif Javadov

Vagif Javadov is an Azerbaijani footballer who has been playing as a striker for Azerbaijan... more »

Roger Guerreiro

Roger Guerreiro, commonly known as Roger, is a naturalized Polish footballer, who plays for... more »

Anne-Sophie Calvez

Anne-Sophie Calvez is a French figure skater. She is the 2007 French national champion and... more »

Grasshopper Mackowiak

Grasshopper is an American musician with the band Mercury Rev. He has also appeared with Rev... more »

Dawid Janowski

Dawid Markelowicz Janowski was a leading Polish chess master and subsequent French citizen. Born... more »

Alastair Campbell

Alastair John Campbell is a British journalist, broadcaster, political aide and author, best... more »

Yahya Jammeh

Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh is the president of Gambia. As a young army officer, he... more »

James Crutchfield

James Crutchfield was an American St. Louis barrelhouse blues singer, piano player and... more »

Maria Gomori

Maria Gomori, M.S.W., Dip.C., Ph.D. is a pioneer in the field of systems family therapy. She has... more »

Randall Simon

Randall Carlito Simon is a former professional baseball first baseman. He has played all or part... more »

Pio of Pietrelcina

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, O.F.M. Cap. was a friar, priest and a mystic of the Roman Catholic... more »

Charles Garnier

Saint Charles Garnier, S.J., baptised in Paris on May 25, 1606, was a Jesuit missionary, who was... more »

Christof Lauer

Christof Lauer is a German jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist, born in Melsungen, Germany,... more »

Nabi Şensoy

Nabi Sensoy is a former ambassador of Turkey to the United States. He has been holding that... more »

Ruben Vardanian

Ruben Vardanian is Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Troika Dialog Group. He has... more »

Sugar Minott

Lincoln Barrington "Sugar" Minott was a Jamaican reggae singer, producer and sound-system operator. more »

Hendrik Merkus de Kock

Hendrik Merkus, Baron de Kock was a Dutch military general, minister and senator. Hendrik Merkus... more »

Michael Redmond

Michael Redmond is an American-born professional Go player. He is one of only a few such... more »

Igor Sikorsky

Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky, was a Russian American aviation pioneer in both helicopters and... more »

Naim Frashëri

Naim Frashëri was an Albanian poet and writer. He was one of the most prominent figures of the... more »

Nikola Višňová

Nikola Višňová is a Czech ice dancer. She competed for Slovakia with Lukáš Csolley from 2006 to... more »

Rana Bahadur Shah

Rana Bahadur Shah, King of Nepal was the King of Nepal from 1777 to 1806. In 1777, he succeeded... more »

Ramón Núñez-Juárez

Private First Class Ramón Núñez-Juárez was a United States Marine who was posthumously awarded... more »

Claude Buffier

Claude Buffier, French philosopher, historian and educationalist, was born in Poland, of French... more »

Martin Schneider

Martin Schneider, often just called "Maddin", is a German comedian, cabarettist and actor. more »

Kamil Stoch

Kamil Wiktor Stoch is a Polish ski jumper. He is the 2013 World champion in the large hill and... more »

John Strugnell

John Strugnell was born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, UK. At the age of 23 he became the youngest... more »

Samuel Barker

Samuel Barker, PC was a Canadian parliamentarian and lawyer. Barker was first elected to the... more »

William Henry Bury

William Henry Bury was suspected of being the notorious serial killer "Jack the Ripper". He was... more »

Choi Ji-Eun

Choi Ji-eun is a South Korean figure skater who currently works as a coach. She is the 2004-2006... more »

Al-Saadi Gaddafi

Al-Saadi Gaddafi, is the third son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. He is a Libyan... more »

Geraint Thomas

Geraint Howell Thomas, MBE is a Welsh professional racing cyclist who rides for the UCI ProTeam... more »

Paul Weller

Paul Weller is a film score composer. more »

Anne Heche

Anne Celeste Heche is an American actress. Her film credits include Six Days Seven Nights,... more »

John Pye-Smith

The Rev Dr John Pye-Smith FRS, FGS was a Congregational theologian and tutor, associated with... more »

Kevin Bartlett

Kevin Bartlett, often known by his nickname "KB", is an Australian former open wheel and touring... more »

Carlo Dolci

Carlo Dolci was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in Florence, known for... more »

Bud Moore

Walter M. "Bud" Moore is a retired NASCAR car owner. He was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina... more »

Anthea Turner

Anthea Millicent Turner is an English television presenter and media personality. more »

Tuukka Mäntylä

Tuukka Matias Mäntylä is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays with... more »

Georgy Grechko

Georgy Mikhaylovich Grechko is a retired Soviet cosmonaut who flew on several space flights... more »