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Notable Birthdays for February 26

- French novelist and poet Victor Hugo in 1802
- Levi Strauss, who created the world's first pair of jeans, in 1829
- American frontiersman William Buffalo Bill Cody in 1846
- Surgeon and cornflakes developer John Kellogg in 1852
- Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander in 1887
- Actors William Frawley in 1887, Robert Alda in 1914, Jackie Gleason in 1916, Tony Randall in 1920 and Betty Hutton in 1921
- Rock 'n' roll Hall of Fame member Antoine Fats Domino in 1928 (age 85)
- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, in 1928 (age 85)
- Political commentator Robert Novak in 1931
- Singer Johnny Cash in 1932
- Rock musician Mitch Ryder in 1945 (age 68)
- Singer Michael Bolton in 1953 (age 60)
- And Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 1954 (age 59).

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