The Cairns Post

October 26 birthdays



American businessma­n

Benjamin was the fifth of seven sons of mining magnate Meyer Guggenheim. He was among the most prominent US citizens who died when RMS Titanic sank in 1912. He went down with the ship after helping women and children escape.

1961 FRANCOIS MITTERAND French politician

Mitterand served as president of France from 1981

V2 - CCPE01Z01M­A until 1995, the longest time in the office in French history. He invited the Communist Party into his first government, seen as a controvers­ial move at the time.

1919 EDWARD W BROOKE American politician

In 1966, Brooke became the first African American popularly elected to the US Senate, representi­ng Massachese­tts. He defeated Democrat governor Endicott Peabody in a landslide to win election to the Senate.

1947 HILLARY CLINTON American politician

Clinton served as the 67th US secretary of state from 2009 until 2013. She was first lady as the wife of president Bill Clinton from 1993 until 2001. She became the first woman to win a presidenti­al nomination in 2016, but lost the election to Donald Trump.

1967 KEITH URBAN Australian singer

Urban was born in New Zealand but moved to Queensland with his parents.

In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album that featured four charting singles. Urban moved to the US the following year to further his career.

1973 SETH MACFARLANE American animator

MacFarlane is the creator of the series Family Guy and The Orville. He was also co-creator of American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. MacFarland wrote, directed and starred in the movies Ted, Ted 2 and A Million Ways to Die in the West.



Australian singer

Sebastian was the winner of Australian idol in 2003 and represente­d Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015. He has been a judge on The X Factor and remains a coach on The Voice Australia.

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