26 December: today's birthdays

  • Charles Babbage - English mathematician and philosopher. He invented the first mechanical computer 
  • Gray Davis - American politician
  • Renato Guttuso - Italian painter and politician
  • Jared Leto - American actor and musician. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Rayon in the film Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
  • Mao Tse-tung - Chinese revolutionary and politician. He was the founding father of the People's Republic of China
  • Elton Mayo - Australian psychologist and sociologist
  • Henry Miller - American writer, born Henry Valentine Miller. He wrote the novels Tropic of Cancer, Black Spring, and Tropic of Capricorn
  • Johann Georg Pisendel - German violinist and composer
  • David Sedaris - American writer and humorist
  • ​Aksel Lund Svindal - Norwegian alpine ski racer
  • Richard Widmark - American actor
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