26 January: today's birthdays

  • Louis Anquetin - French painter
  • Błażej Augustyn - Polish soccer player
  • Nicolae Ceauşescu - Romanian politician. He was the General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party and President of Romania
  • Nuri Bilge Ceylan - Turkish photographer, actor, and film director. He directed the films Uzak, Three Monkeys , Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, and Winter Sleep
  • Antonio D'Orrico - Italian journalist and literary critic.
  • Ellen DeGeneres - American actress, comedian, and television host
  • Michel Delpech - French singer, songwriter, and composer, born Jean-Michel Delpech
  • Max Gluckman - South African anthropologist
  • Henry Jaglom - English film director and playwright. He directed Someone to Love and Irene in Time
  • Andrew Marton - Hungarian-born American film director
  • Paul Newman - American actor and film director. He won an Oscar for Best Actor and an Honorary Oscar
  • Isaac Okoro - Isaac Okoro is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA.
    Okoro was drafted as the 5th overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft and plays the small forward position.
    The correct pronunciation of ​Isaac Okoro is eye-sack o-core-o.
    The way to pronounce his last name is basically the letter "o", followed by the word "core" and followed by another letter "o".
  • Maximiliano Pellegrino - Argentine soccer player
  • Jeremy Rifkin - American economist, activist and essayist. He wrote The Biotech Century and Who Should Play God?
  • Edward Sapir - German-born American linguist and ethnologist 
  • Bernard Tapie - French politician, businessman and actor
  • Kees van Dongen - Dutch painter
  • Eddie Van Halen (NL) - Dutch-born American guitarist, born Edward Lodewijk van Halen. He was the co-founder and frontman of the hard rock band Van Halen.
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