Most interesting people born on October 26

I share a birth date with a diverse set of characters
  1. 1609 - William Sprague
    Co-founder of Charlestown, MA
  2. 1759 - Georges Danton
    Instrumental in the French Revolution until he was beheaded by other revolutionaries
  3. 1794 - Konstatin Thon
    Architect of notable buildings in Moscow such as the Grand Kremlin Palace
  4. 1800 - Helmuth Von Molke
    Prussian field marshal, Franco Prussian War. One of the oldest voices ever recorded in audio.
  5. 1802 - Miguel I of Portugal
    King of Portugal
  6. 1803 - Joseph Hansom
    Inventor of the Hansom Cab, 1834
  7. 1854 - C.W. Post
    Founder of Post Cereals Co.
  8. 1860 - Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton
    Famous cowboy and marshal. Noted gunslinger. His likeness was used as the Pistol Pete mascot of Oklahoma State University.
  9. 1865 - Benjamin Guggenheim
    American businessman. Victim of Titanic.
  10. 1871 - Guillermo Kahlo
    Mexican photographer. Father of famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
  11. 1874 - Abby Rockefeller
    Established NYC Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
  12. 1911 - Sid Gillman
    American football head coach known for those he mentored. Father of the deep passing game.
  13. 1911 - Mahalia Jackson
    She became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist.
  14. 1912 - Don Siegel
    American film director. Movies include "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", "Dirty Harry", and "Escape from Alcatraz".
  15. 1914 - Jackie Coogan
    American actor known for "Uncle Fester" on The Addams Family television show.
  16. 1916 - François Mitterrand
    Longest serving president of France, 1981-1995
  17. 1919 - Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi
    Shah of Iran, deposed 1979.
  18. 1919 - Edward Brooke
    The first African American popularly elected to the United States Senate.
  19. 1946 - Pat Sajack
    American game show host, Wheel of Fortune
  20. 1946 - Holly Woodlawn
    Famous transgender actress sung about in Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side"... "Holly came from Miami, F-L-A Hitchhiked her way across the USA Plucked her eyebrows on the way Shaved her legs and then he was a she She says, "Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side."
  21. 1947 - Hillary Rodham Clinton
    First Lady. US Senator. US Secretary of State. Presidential candidate, 2008, 2016.
  22. 1951 - Bootsy Collins
    American musician and songwriter
  23. 1953 - Keith Strickland
    Founding member, musician of B-52s
  24. 1956 - Rita Wilson
    American actress married to Tom Hanks
  25. 1957 - Julie Dawn Cole
    British actress known for role as Veruca Salt in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  26. 1962 - Cary Elwes
    English actor known for Westley/The Dread Pirate Roberts in The Princess Bride
  27. 1963 - Natalie Merchant
    Lead singer of 10,000 Maniacs
  28. 1967 - Keith Urban
    Kiwi-American country singer
  29. 1973 - Seth MacFarlane
    American actor, director, screenwriter and producer. Dated Emilia Clarke (see below) for a while. Two 10/26ers should never be together!
  30. 1977 - Jon Heder
    American actor. Napoleon Dynamite.
  31. 1986 - Emilia Clarke
    English actress known for role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones