The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

December 26th famous birthdays

Phil Spector

Phil Spector (1939 - 2021)

American songwriter and music producer

Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong (1893 - 1976)

Chinese military leader and politician

Jade Thirlwall

Jade Thirlwall (28)

English singer

Jared Leto

Jared Leto (49)

American actor and musician


Prodigy (24)

American singer

Kit Harington

Kit Harington (34)

English actor

Andy Biersack

Andy Biersack (30)

American singer-songwriter

Beth Behrs

Beth Behrs (35)

American actress

Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage (1791 - 1871)

English mathematician

Isac Elliot

Isac Elliot (20)

Finnish singer

Sophia Pippen

Sophia Pippen (12)

American Instagram star

Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich (57)

Danish-American drummer, songwriter, and producer

David Sedaris

David Sedaris (64)

American comedian, author, and radio host

Henry Miller

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

American author and painter

Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey (30)

Welsh footballer

Eden Sher

Eden Sher (29)

American actress

Chris Daughtry

Chris Daughtry (41)

American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris (34)

French footballer

Austin Corini

Austin Corini (25)

American guitarist

John Walsh

John Walsh (75)

American television host

Steve Allen

Steve Allen (1921 - 2000)

American actor, comedian, and singer

Yohan Blake

Yohan Blake (31)

Jamaican sprinter

Temuera Morrison

Temuera Morrison (60)

New Zealand actor

Samantha Boscarino

Samantha Boscarino (26)

American actress

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf (70)

Pakistani politician, 17th Prime Minister of Pakistan

Tiffany Brissette

Tiffany Brissette (46)

American actress

Adrian Newey

Adrian Newey (62)

English engineer

Shun Oguri

Shun Oguri (38)

Japanese actor and model

Hu Yitian

Hu Yitian (27)

Chinese actor

Ed Stafford

Ed Stafford (45)

British explorer

Roxanne Pallett

Roxanne Pallett (38)

English actress

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang (37)

American fashion designer

Reichen Lehmkuhl

Reichen Lehmkuhl (47)

American model and actor

Candy Crowley

Candy Crowley (72)

American broadcast journalist

Souleymane Coulibaly

Souleymane Coulibaly (26)

Ivorian footballer

Tim Legler

Tim Legler (54)

Basketball player

Meechy Darko

Meechy Darko (31)

American rapper

Shane Meadows

Shane Meadows (48)

English director, producer, and actor

Ozzie Smith

Ozzie Smith (66)

American professional baseball player, shortstop

Selen Soyder

Selen Soyder (34)

Turkish model

Carlton Fisk

Carlton Fisk (73)

American baseball player


Illenium (30)

American DJ

Marcelo Ríos

Marcelo Ríos (45)

Chilean tennis player

Susan Butcher

Susan Butcher (1954 - 2006)

American dog musher

Leonel Fernández

Leonel Fernández (67)

Dominican Republic politician

Jay Glazer

Jay Glazer (51)

American sports reporter

On this day

December 26 in History

  • 1647

    December 26, 1647:

    A secret agreement is reached between the Scots and Charles I of Great Britain and Ireland allowing the former to practice Presbyterianism in Scotland and to establish it in England for three years in exchange for their support to restore him to power.

  • 1908

    December 26, 1908:

    Canadian boxer Tommy Burns is beaten by American boxer Jack Johnson to claim the world heavyweight championship as the first black man to do so.

  • 1931

    December 26, 1931:

    “Of Thee I Sing”, a musical play scored by George Gershwin, premieres on Broadway.

  • 1940

    December 26, 1940:

    “The Philadelphia Story”, an American romantic comedy film starring Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart and Cary Grant, is released.

  • 1943

    December 26, 1943:

    Duke of York, a British battleship, sinks Germany’s Scharnhorst.

  • 1963

    December 26, 1963:

    “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, a song by The Beatles is released in the US almost a month after its UK release.

  • 1973

    December 26, 1973:

    The American supernatural horror film, “The Exorcist” is released.

  • 1982

    December 26, 1982:

    TIME magazine names the personal computer as its “Man of the Year”.

  • 1985

    December 26, 1985:

    American primatologist Dian Fossey’s slain body is discovered in her cabin in Rwanda, where she had been researching mountain gorillas for years.

  • 2004

    December 26, 2004:

    A tsunami in the Indian Ocean destroys property and lives (estimated 200,000) in coastal areas along the ocean.