August Birthdays

August 26th Birthdays

If you were born on August 26th you share a celebrity birthday with these famous people:

jane merrow birthday, born august 26th, english actress, movies, the horror at 37000 feet, british tv shows, lorna dooneJane Merrow (nee Jane Meirowsky)

English actress of TV (Lorna Doone; Once An Eagle; The Six Million Dollar Man; Mannix; Love, American Style; Hadleigh; Mission: Impossible; The Saint; Cannon; Police Woman) and movies (The Lion in Winter; The Woman Who Wouldn’t Die), born August 26, 1941. (Jane Merrow 1973 The Horror at 37,000 Feet)

valerie simpson birthday, valerie simpson 1982, african american singer, 1960s vocal duos, married nickolas ashford 1974, 1970s hit songs, dont cost you nothing, stuff like that, it seems to hang on, found a cure, nobody knows, 1980s hit singles, love dont make it right, street corner, high rise, solid, outta the world, babies, count your blessings, ill be there for you, septuagenarian birthdays, senior citizen birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, august 26th birthdays, born august 26 1946Valerie Simpson (married Nickolas Ashford)

Songwriter’s Hall of Fame American singer with husband Nickolas, as Ashford & Simpson (Solid; I’ll Be There for You; Found a Cure; Ain’t No Mountain High Enough; Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing; It Seems to Hang On), born August 26, 1946. (Valerie Simpson 1982: Bobby Holland / Capitol Records)

rick hansen birthday, nee richard marvin hansen, rick hansen 2008, canadian wheelchair athlete, canadian paralympic athlete, man in motion world tour, canadas sports hall of fame, disability activist, 1980 arnhem paralympic games wheelchair racing, 1984 stoke mandeville paralymic games wheelchair racing medals, rick hansen foundation, spinal cord injury programs, spinal cord research, 1983 lou marsh award, 1983 canadian outstanding athlete of the year award, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, august 26th birthdays, born august 26 1957Rick Hansen (nee Richard Marvin Hansen)

Canadian wheelchair athlete, 5-time Paralympic Games wheelchair racing medalist (1980 Arnhem & 1984 Stoke Mandeville), disability activist (Man in Motion World Tour; Rick Hansen Foundation spinal injury-related programs), born August 26, 1957. (Rick Hansen 2008 Photo: Raj Taneja)

wanda de jesus birthday, wanda de jesus 2013, hispanic american actress, 1980s television series, mariah leda cervantes, 1980s tv soap operas, another world gomez, 1990s movies, downtown, robocop 2, the glass shield, captain nuke and the bomber boys, the insider, flawless, 1990s tv shows, lucky chances suzita, live shot liz vega, 1990s daytime television serials, santa barbara santana andrade, 2000s flms, once in the life, ghosts of mars, blood work, illegal tender, the ministers, 2000s television shows, thieves katrina epstein, csi miami detective adell sevilla, 2010s tv series, sons of anarchy carla, 2010s tv soaps, all my children iris blanco, 2010s movies, water and power, jimmy smits relationship, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, august 26th birthdays, born august 26 1958Wanda De Jesus (married Jimmy Smits)

American actress of TV (Santana Andrade on Santa Barbara; Mariah; Gomez on Another World; CSI: Miami; Sons of Anarchy) and movies (Blood Work; RoboCop2; The Glass Shield; The Ministers; Downtown; The Insider; Ghosts of Mars), born August 26, 1958. (Wanda De Jesus 2013 Photo: Richard Sandoval)

roger kingdom birthday, born august 26th, american athlete, track and field, word records, sprinter, 1984 olympics, los angeles games, 1988 seoul olympic games, seoul olympics, gold medal, 110 m hurdlesRoger Kingdom 

American college football player, track and field athlete, world record-setting and gold medal-winning Olympic 110 m hurdles sprinter (1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics; 1988 Seoul Summer Olympic Games), born August 26, 1962. (Roger Kingdom 2019 Photo: Stephen V. Russell)

melissa mccarthy birthday, born august 26th, american comedian, actress, tv shows, mike and molly, gilmore girls sookie st james, movies, bridesmaids, the heat, tammy, spy, identity thief, can you ever forgive meMelissa McCarthy (married Ben Falcone; cousin of Jenny McCarthy)

Emmy Award-winning American producer & actress of TV (Molly Flynn on Mike & Molly; Sookie St. James on Gilmore Girls; Samantha Who?) & films (The Heat; Bridesmaids; Tammy; Can You Ever Forgive Me?; The Happytime Murders), born August 26, 1970. (Melissa McCarthy 2018 Photo: Greg2600 CC BY-SA)

birthday wishes, happy birthday, greeting card, born august 26, famous birthdays, jim davis, melissa mccarthy, actor, actress, westerns, comedy, tv shows, stories of the century, dallas, rescue 8, mike and molly, gilmore girls, film stars, classic movies, winter meeting, the heat, bridesmaids(Jim Davis 1954 Stories of the Century [colorized] | Melissa McCarthy 2018:

Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on August 26th!

Remember These August 26th Famous Birthdays

mother teresa birthday, nee anjeze gonxhe bojaxhiu, albanian nun, roman catholic nun, religious missionary, saint teresa of calcutta, indian nun, founder missionaries of charity, 1979 nobel peace prize winner, octogenarian birthdays, senior citizen birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, august 26th birthdays, born august 26 1910, died september 5 1997, celebrity deathsMother Teresa (nee Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu)

Albanian-Indian 1979 Nobel Peace Prize-winning Roman Catholic religious missionary and nun (aka Saint Teresa of Calcutta), founder of Missionaries of Charity for the poor, disabled, and homeless (orphanages, hospices, etc.) (born Aug. 26, 1910 – died Sept. 5, 1997; age 87). Mother Teresa had heart problems before she died. (Mother Teresa Photo: India7 Network)

jim davis birthday, aka james davis, jim davis 1971, nee marlin davis, american actor, 1940s movies, gallant bess, the beginning or the end, the romance of rosy ridge, the fabulous texan, red stallion in the rockies, winter meeting, hellfire, yes sir thats my baby, brimstone, 1950s films, the savage horde, hijacked, the cariboo trail, the showdown, california passage, three desperate men, oh susanna, cavalry scout, little big horn, silver canyon, the sea hornet, rose of cimarron, the big sky, woman of the north country, ride the man down, woman they almost lynched, jubilee trail, the big chase, the outcast, the outlaws daughter, hells outpost, the last command, last of the desperados, the vanishing american, the bottom of the bottle, the wild dakotas, blonde bait, the maverick queen, timberjack, frontier gambler, the quiet gun, duel at apache wells, the badge of marshal brennan, the restless breed, monster from green hell, apache warrior, the last stagecoach west, the toughest gun in tombstone, wolf dog, flaming frontier, a lust to kill, alias jesse james, 1950s television series, stories of the century matt clark, rescue 8 wes cameron, 1960s tv shows, hondo krantz, 1960s movies, the gambler wore a gun, iron angel, zebra in the kitchen, el dorado, fort utah, the road hustlers, they ran for their lives, the ice house, 1970s films, monte walsh, rio lobo, big jake, the parallax view, 1970s television shows, westerns, the cowboys marshal bill winter, dallas jock ewing, septuagenarian birthdays, senior citizen birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, august 26th birthdays, born august 26 1909, died april 26 1981, celebrity deathsJim Davis (nee Marlin Davis; aka James Davis)

American actor of TV (Jock Ewing on Dallas; Wes Cameron on Rescue 8; Stories of the Century; The Cowboys; Death Valley Days; Daniel Boone) and movies (Hi-Jacked; The Badge of Marshal Brennan; Oh! Susanna; The Toughest Gun in Tombstone; Apache Warrior; Big Jake; Jubilee Trail) (born Aug. 26, 1909 – died Apr. 26, 1981; age 71). Jim Davis died of cancer. (Jim Davis 1971 The Trackers)

michael jeter birthday, michael jeter 1992, american character actor, 1970s movies, hair sheldon, 1980s films, ragtime, soup for one, zelig, the money pit, dead bang, tango and cash, 1980s television series, designing women calvin klein, hothouse dr art makter, 1980s tv soap operas, another world arnie gallo, 1990s movies, millers crossing, just like in the movies, the fisher king, bank robber, sister act 2 back in the habit, drop zone, waterworld, air bud, mousehunt, feat and loathing in las vegas, the naked man, thursday, zack and reba, patch adams, true crime, jakob the liar, the green mile, 1990s tv shows, tales of the city carson callas, evening shade herman stiles, picket fences peter lebeck, 2000s films, south of heaven west of hell, the gift, jurassic park iii, welcome to collinwood, open range, the polar express, 2000s television shows, sesame street mr noodles brother, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, august 26th birthdays, born august 26 1952, died march 30 2003, celebrity deathsMichael Jeter (nee Robert Michael Jeter)

Tony and Emmy Award-winning American character actor of stage, TV (Herman Stiles on Evening Shade; Arnie Gallo on Another World; Hothouse), and movies (The Polar Express; The Money Pit; The Green Mile; Miller’s Crossing; Drop Zone) (born Aug. 26, 1952 – died Mar. 30, 2003; age 50). Michael Jeter died after an epileptic seizure. (Michael Jeter 1992 Photo: Alan Light)

gene gauntier, born august 26, august 26th birthday, american actress, silent film, movie pioneer, screenwriter, actress, the girl spy an incident of the civil war, gene of the northland, fore irelands sake, a celebrated case, evangeline, author,Gene Gauntier (nee Genevieve Gauntier Liggett; ex of Jack J. Clark)

Pioneering American silent film producer (Gene Gauntier Feature Players Company), screenwriter, director, & actress (The Girl Spy: An Incident of the Civil War; Gene of the Northland; For Ireland’s Sake; A Celebrated Case; The Colleen Bawn; Evangeline); author (Blazing the Trail; Sporting Lady) (born Aug. 26, 1885 – died Dec. 18, 1966; age 81). (Gene Gauntier 1912: Kalem)

jan clayton birthday, born august 26th, american actress, classic tv shows, lassie ellen miller, 1940s movies, flight angels, father is a prince, this mans navy, the snake pit, the showdownJan Clayton (ex of Russell Hayden, George Greeley)

American actress of stage, TV (Ellen Miller on Lassie; Daktari; Gunsmoke; Wagon Train; My Three Sons;The Danny Thomas Show; The Streets of San Francisco), and movies (This Man’s Navy; Flight Angels; Father is a Prince; Six-Gun Gold; The Showdown) (born Aug. 26, 1917 – died Aug. 28, 1983; age 66). Jan Clayton died of cancer. (Jan Clayton 1945 Carousel Photo: AP Photo

earl derr biggers, born august 26, american writer, short stories, idle hands, author, charlie chan creator, novels, seven keys to baldpate, love insurance, the black camel, the deuce of hearts, the chinese parrot, charlie chan carries on, the house without a keyEarl Derr Biggers

American author (Idle Hands), creator of the Charlie Chan character, & best-selling novelist (Seven Keys to Baldpate; Love Insurance; The Black Camel; The Deuce of Hearts; The Chinese Parrot; The House Without a Key; Behind That Curtain; Charlie Chan Carries On) (born Aug. 26, 1884 – died Apr. 5, 1933; age 48). Earl Derr Biggers died after a heart attack. (Earl Derr Biggers 1929)

ann e todd, birthday, born august 26th, american actress, classic films, stronger than desire, all this and heaven too, arthur takes over, blood and sand, private nurse, how green was my valley, intermezzo, the blue bird, three daring daughtersAnn E. Todd (nee Ann Todd Phillips)

American child actress of TV (Joyce Erwin on The Stu Erwin Show) and films (All This, and Heaven Too; Arthur Takes Over; Brigham Young; Three Daring Daughters; Blood and Sand; Private Nurse; How Green Was My Valley; Intermezzo; The Blue Bird; Dixie Dugan; Cover Up; Margie) (born Aug. 26, 1931died Feb. 7, 2020; age 88). (Ann E. Todd 1939 Photo: Stronger Than Desire)

sir robert walpole, born august 25, august 26th birthday, british orator, politician, whig party, first prime minister of great britain, lord of the treasury, leader of the house of commons, chancellor of the exchequer, earl of orfordSir Robert Walpole (married Catherine Shorter; father of Horace Walpole)

British Georgian Era orator & Whig politician, longest-serving and first Prime Minister of Great Britain (1721-1742), 1st Lord of the Treasury (1715-1717 & 1721-1742), Leader of the House of Commons, & Chancellor of the Exchequer (1715-1717 & 1721-1742); 1st Earl of Orford, (born Aug. 26, 1676 – died Mar. 18, 1745; age 68). (Sir Robert Walpole 1740: Jean-Baptiste van Loo)

lee deforest, born august 26, august 26th birthday, american electrical researcher, electronics inventor, radio pioneer, the father of radio, grid audion, phonofilm, academy award, Lee de Forest (“The Father of Radio“; married Marie Mosquini)

Honorary Oscar-winning American electronics entrepreneur, researcher & inventor (grid Audion – triode vacuum tube electronic amplifier; sparkless arc transmitters; ship -to-shore transmissions by radiotelephone; early radio broadcasts 1907-1910; Phonofilm – sound on film in 1923) (born Aug. 26, 1873 – died June 30, 1961; age 87). (Lee de Forest 1904: The Electrical Age)

albert sabin, born august 26, august 26th birthday, polish american doctor, infectious diseases researcher, polio oral vaccine, japanese encphalitis vaccineAlbert Sabin (nee Abram Saperstein)

Polish-American doctor, infectious disease researcher (University of Cincinnati Pediatric Research; Lister Institute for Preventive Medicine; Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research; Weizmann Institute of Science), vaccine developer (polio oral vaccine; Japanese encephalitis) (born Aug. 26, 1906 – died Mar. 3, 1993; age 86.) (Albert Sabin c. 1950s-1990s)

prince albert of the united kingdom, hrh prince albert, english prince consort, married queen victoria, franz august karl albert emanuel of saxe coburg saalfeld, balmoral updated, father of king edward viiHRH Prince Albert, Prince Consort of the United Kingdom

Nee Franz August Karl Albert Emanuel of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, son of Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha & Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg; married his cousin Queen Victoria of Great Britain; President of the Society for the Extinction of Slavery; father King Edward VII (born Aug. 26, 1819 – died Dec. 14, 1861; age 42). (Prince Albert 1840: John Partridge)

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Anita Hamilton

50+ World editor & writer Anita Hamilton's articles are inspired by real historical events, places, and people. Her travel experiences, a lifelong keen interest in history, art, vintage music, books, silent films, classic movies, "golden age" television shows, fashion, & entertainment in general - combined with years of research - make her a subject matter expert with acquired knowledge & expertise on these topics. This, and a loving and supportive family complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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