The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

January 26th famous birthdays

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres (63)

American comedian, actress, and talk show host

Annie Rose

Annie Rose (15)

American YouTube star

Manti Teo

Manti Teo (30)

American football linebacker

Oli White

Oli White (26)

English YouTube star

YaYa Gosselin

YaYa Gosselin (12)

American actress

Paul Newman

Paul Newman (1925 - 2008)

American actor, director

Addison Riecke

Addison Riecke (17)

American actress

Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky (60)

Canadian ice hockey player and coach

José Mourinho

José Mourinho (58)

Portuguese football manager

Gene Siskel

Gene Siskel (1946 - 1999)

American journalist and critic

Kid President

Kid President (17)

American YouTube star and actor

Gekyume Onfroy

Gekyume Onfroy (2)

XXXTentacion's son

Vince Carter

Vince Carter (44)

American basketball player

Colin O'Donoghue

Colin O'Donoghue (40)

Irish actor and singer

Sarah Georgiana

Sarah Georgiana (14)

American dancer

Iza Cryssanthander

Iza Cryssanthander (16)

Swedish TikTok star

Angela Davis

Angela Davis (77)

American activist and author


Jaejoong (35)

South Korean idol

Bobby Burns

Bobby Burns (24)

American YouTube star

Emma Monden

Emma Monden (21)

American YouTuber

True Geordie

True Geordie (34)

English YouTuber

Jerry Sandusky

Jerry Sandusky (77)

American football coach


Dosseh (36)

French rapper

Briana Jungwirth

Briana Jungwirth (29)

American stylist and social media star

Torrey Smith

Torrey Smith (32)

American football player

María Pedraza

María Pedraza (25)

Spanish actress and model

Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen (1955 - 2020)

Dutch-American rock musician

Sebastian Giovinco

Sebastian Giovinco (34)

Italian footballer

Zayla Shakes

Zayla Shakes (15)

American TikTok

Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers (48)

Northern Irish ex-footballer and coach

Anita Baker

Anita Baker (63)

American singer-songwriter

Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin (51)

American singer-songwriter and producer

Gerald Green

Gerald Green (35)

American basketball player

Frank Costello

Frank Costello (1891 - 1973)

Italian-American mob boss

Kelly Stables

Kelly Stables (43)

American actress

Ester Exposito

Ester Exposito (21)

Spanish actress

Anthony Turpel

Anthony Turpel (21)

American actor

Gilles Marini

Gilles Marini (45)

French actor

Maria von Trapp

Maria von Trapp (1905 - 1987)

Austrian-American singer

Paul Johansson

Paul Johansson (57)

American actor

Andrew Ridgeley

Andrew Ridgeley (58)

English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Road Warrior Animal

Road Warrior Animal (61)

American wrestler

Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams (68)

American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Sergio Pérez

Sergio Pérez (31)

Mexican race car driver

On this day

January 26 in History

  • 1788

    January 26, 1788:

    The first group of Europeans made up of Captain Arthur Philips and British convicts, arrive in Australia.

  • 1926

    January 26, 1926:

    Scottish inventor John Logie Baird publicly demonstrates the television for the first time.

  • 1950

    January 26, 1950:

    India achieves a Republic status as a nation fully independent from British colonial rule.

  • 1979

    January 26, 1979:

    The action-comedy television series, “The Dukes of Hazzard” makes its premiere on CBS.

  • 1986

    January 26, 1986:

    The Chicago Bears defeat the New England Patriots to become Super Bowl XX champions.

  • 1988

    January 26, 1988:

    “The Phantom of the Opera”, a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber opens in New York City.

  • 1998

    January 26, 1998:

    US President Bill Clinton denies having sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky.

  • 2001

    January 26, 2001:

    An earthquake hits the surrounding area of Bhuj, Gujarati in India and kills approximately 20,000 people.

  • 2006

    January 26, 2006:

    TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey confronts author James Frey about inaccuracies and embellishments in his memoir, “A Million Little Pieces” during the latter’s appearance on her show.

  • 2020

    January 26, 2020:

    A helicopter with eight people on board, including retired basketball star Kobe Bryant and his daughter crashes, killing all of them.