1602 ~ Philippe de Champaigne the French painter was born on the 26th May 1602 (died 1674).
1865 ~ Robert W. Chambers the American artist was born on the 26th May 1865 (died 1933).
1873 ~ Olaf Gulbransson the Norwegian artist was born on the 26th May 1873 (died 1958).
1886 ~ Al Jolson the American singer, comedian and actor was born on the 26th May 1886 (died 1950).
1895 ~ Dorothea Lange the American photographer was born on the 26th May 1895 (died 1965).
1897 ~ DRACULA the novel by Irish author Bram Stoker was published on the 26th May 1897. See Bram Stoker’s Dracula 1992 official movie trailer starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves and Tom Waits. This is director Francis Ford Coppola’s visually stunning, passionately seductive version of Bram Stoker’s classic legend.
1907 ~ John Wayne the American actor was born on the 26th May 1907 (died 1979).
1920 ~ Peggy Lee the American singer-songwriter and actress was born on the 26th May 1920 (died 2002).
1949 ~ Hank Williams Jr. the American singer-songwriter and musician was born on the 26th May 1949.
1951 ~ Sally Ride the American astronaut was born on the 26th May 1951 (died 2012).
1955 ~ Adam Curtis the English film maker was born Kevin Adam Curtis on the 26th May 1955. His best known work is The Century of the Self (2002), a film that examined how Freud‘s theories of the unconscious shaped the development of PR and advertising. He says, “My favourite theme is power and how it works in society”, with his works exploring areas of philosophy, sociology and political history.
1962 ~ Bobcat Goldthwait the American actor was born on the 26th May 1962.
1964 ~ Lenny Kravitz the American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and actor was born on the 26th May 1964.
1968 ~ Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark was born on the 26th May 1968.
1987 ~ Josh Thomas the Australian comedian, actor, and writer was born on the 26th May 1987.
2005 ~ Eddie Albert the American actor died on the 26th May 2005 (born 1906).
2008 ~ Sydney Pollack the American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter died on the 26th May 2008 (born 1934).
2012 ~ Shaun Wilson-Miller the inspirational Australian teenage writer of An Awesome Ride book passed away at 1.40pm on the 26th May 2012. 17 year old Shaun Miller suffered from a chronic heart condition, and became very well known for his inspirational YouTube video: My Final Goodbye (see video below). The video went viral online, with over 3 million views, touching the hearts of many people around the World. Sadly, Shaun Miller passed away at 1.40pm on the 26th May 2012, from a terminal heart condition. An Awesome Ride by Shaun Miller is published by AKA Publishing & available at Booktopia. Facebook pages: www.facebook.com/groups/ShaunMillersFamilyandFriends & Tribute Facebook page: Shaun Wilson-Miller a Brave Young Man
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