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
  • Musa Juwara - Gambian professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for the Bologna Football Club.
  • 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)
  • ​Hugo Lloris - French professional footballer of Catalan descent, born Hugo Hadrien Dominique Lloris
  • 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
  • ​Aleksej Pokuševski - ​Aleksej Pokuševski is a Serbian-Greek professional basketball player who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA.
    Pokuševski was drafted as the 17th overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft. Prior to being drafted in the NBA, Pokuševski began playing professionally at the age of 17 for the Greek team Olympiacos Pireaus.
    The correct pronunciation of ​Aleksej Pokuševski is Alek-say Poh-koo-shev-skee.
    The "š" in Pokuševski is pronounced as an "sh" in Serbian.
  • David Sedaris - American writer and humorist
  • ​Aksel Lund Svindal - Norwegian alpine ski racer
  • Richard Widmark - American actor
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