Famous People Born in 1926

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  • Jan 1st Claire Polin [Schaff], composer flautist/musicologist
  • Jan 1st Richard Verreau, French-Canadian tenor (d. 2005)
  • Jan 2nd Howard Caine, American actor (Brushfire), born in Nashville Tennessee (d. 1993)
  • Jan 3rd Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist
  • Jan 3rd George Martin, British record producer (The Beatles), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Jan 5th Claude (Buddy) Young, NFL running back (Yankees, Texans, Colts)
  • Jan 5th Robert Earle, Baldwin NY, TV host (GE College Bowl)
  • Jan 5th Hosea Williams, American activist (d. 2000)
  • Jan 5th William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet
  • Jan 6th Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
  • Jan 6th Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer (d. 2003)
  • Jan 6th Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-born actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)
  • Jan 6th Ralph Branca, American baseball player
  • Jan 6th Kim Dae-jung, President of South Korea and Nobel laureate
  • Jan 8th Evelyn Lear, [Shulman], soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jan 8th Jani Christou, composer
  • Jan 8th Soupy Sales, [Milton Hines], NC, comedian (Soupy Sales Show)
  • Jan 8th Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian Odissi dancer (d. 2004)
  • Jan 9th Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian politician, Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 2002)
  • Jan 10th Musallam Bseiso, Palestinian journalist, thinker, and politician
  • Jan 11th Alexander Gibson, conductor
  • Jan 11th Elisabeth M J "Elly" Bakker, Dutch actress (The Miser)
  • Jan 11th Grant Tinker, broadcasting executive (NBC-TV)
  • Jan 11th Lev Stepanovich Demin, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • Jan 11th Phil Sidey, broadcaster
  • Jan 12th Morton Feldman, composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 12th Ray Price, country singer (Good Times), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 13th Carolyn Heilbrun, [Amanda Cross], author (Lady Ottoline's Album)
  • Jan 13th Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/author (Change of Use)
  • Jan 13th Michael Bond, British writer
  • Jan 14th Frank Aletter, Long Island NY, actor (Mac-It's About Time, Tom-Nancy)
  • Jan 14th Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer/Soth African activist
  • Jan 14th Tom Tryon, actor (Cardinal, All That Glitters), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jan 14th Warren Mitchell, English actor (Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part), born in London (d. 2015)
  • Jan 15th Maria Schell, actress (Space 1999), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 15th Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director (d. 1996)
  • Jan 16th John "Jack" Layden, local politician
  • Jan 17th Clyde Walcott, cricketer (one of the three W's, later ICC chairman)
  • Jan 17th Moira Shearer, Dunfermline Scotland, ballerina (Red Shoes)
  • Jan 17th Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer
  • Jan 17th Newton N. Minow, American lawyer and statesman
  • Jan 19th Fritz Weaver, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 19th Libera Carlier, Flemish author (Action Station Go!)
  • Jan 20th David Eugene Tudor, composer, born in Philadelphi, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 20th Michael Higgins, actor (1918, Wanda, Black Stallion), born in Brooklyn, New York

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Jan 20th Patricia Neal, Packard Ky, actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses), (d. 2010)

Actress Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
  • Jan 20th Robert L Van Citters, cardiology/advisory panelist/UW dean
  • Jan 20th Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, essayist and columnist
  • Jan 20th Qurratulain Hyder, Pakistani novelist (d. 2007)
  • Jan 21st Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer
  • Jan 21st Raf Reymen, Flemish actor
  • Jan 21st Steve Reeves, Glasgow Montana, actor (Hercules, Hercules Unchained)
  • Jan 21st Brian Brockless, English organist (d. 1995)
  • Jan 22nd Lord Erskine of Rerrick, peer
  • Jan 22nd Tom Blackburn, writer
  • Jan 24th Georges Lautner, French director and screenwriter
  • Jan 26th Charles Tidbury, former chairman (Whitbread & Company)
  • Jan 26th Jose Maria Valverde, philosopher poet/translator
  • Jan 26th Ronnie Hilton, singer (Moonraker)
  • Jan 26th Farman Fatehpuri, Pakistani scholar
  • Jan 27th Fritz Spiegl, Austrian journalist (d. 2003)
  • Jan 27th Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (d. 2004)
  • Jan 29th Abdus Salam, theoretical physicist
  • Jan 29th Bob Berry, cricketer (England slow lefty 1950)
  • Jan 30th Ruth Brown, Portsmouth Va, actress (Leona-Hello Larry, Checking In)
  • Jan 30th Lizbeth Webb, Reading, UK, soprano, (d. 2013)
  • Jan 31st Prunella Briance, founder (National Childbirth Trust)
  • Jan 31st Tom Alston, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • Feb 1st Douglas Johnson, historian
  • Feb 1st Peter Crill, Bailiff of Jersey
  • Feb 1st Stuart Whitman, actor (Capt Apache, Ransom, Cimarron Strip), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 2nd Miguel Cardinal Obando y Bravo, 1st Cent American cardinal (Nicaragua)
  • Feb 2nd Nydia M E Ecury, Arubian poet/actress (Kantika pa Mama Tera)
  • Feb 2nd Wanda Lewis, Struther Ohio, actress (This is Music, Paul Dixon Show)
  • Feb 2nd Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, French politician
  • Feb 3rd Arthur Arfons, auto racer/designer (Green Monster 1964-536.71 MPH)
  • Feb 3rd Glen Tetley, US choreographer
  • Feb 3rd Hans-Jochen Vogel, leader of West Germany's Social Democrats (SPD)
  • Feb 3rd J Roy Rowland, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- )
  • Feb 3rd Shelley Berman, comedian (Son of Blob, Love American Style), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 4th John Edward Caulwell Hearne, writer
  • Feb 5th Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, publisher (NY Times), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 6th Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer and director, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • Feb 6th Walker Edmiston, American actor (d. 2007)
  • Feb 7th Konstantin Petrovich Feokistov, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod I)
  • Feb 8th Neal Cassady, American writer (d. 1968)
  • Feb 9th Garret FitzGerald, Prime Minister of Ireland
  • Feb 10th Danny Blanchflower, British(?) soccer player
  • Feb 11th Alexander Gibson, British conductor/founder (Scottish Opera)
  • Feb 11th Paul Bocuse, France, great chef (Legion of Honor)
  • Feb 11th Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor (Forbidden Planet, Naked Gun)
  • Feb 12th Joe Garagiola, NFL catcher and sportscaster/host (Today Show), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)
  • Feb 12th Paul Hamlyn, English publisher/multi-millionaire (Octopus)
  • Feb 12th Charles Van Doren, American quiz show contestant
  • Feb 13th Barney Childs, composer
  • Feb 14th John Clark, CEO (Plessey Company)
  • Feb 16th John Schlesinger, director (Midnight Cowboy, Darling), born in London, England
  • Feb 16th Jack Levy, mechanical engineer
  • Feb 17th Friedrich Cerha, composer
  • Feb 17th Lee Hoiby, composer (1957 Arts & Letters), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Feb 18th Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer/actor (City Heat, Homer & Eddie)
  • Feb 18th Len Ford, NFL end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers)
  • Feb 19th Gyorgy Kurtag, composer
  • Feb 20th Cameron Rusby, British Vice-Admiral
  • Feb 20th Edgar Meuli, cricketer (opened NZ batting in Test v South Africa 1953)
  • Feb 20th Kenneth H Olsen, US, engineer/founder (Digital Equipment Corp)
  • Feb 20th Robert Eugene Richards, Ill, pole vaulter (Olympic-gold-48, 52, 56)
  • Feb 20th Richard Matheson, American author, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 21st Hans Andreus, [Johan W van der Zant], Dutch poet (Animal Language)
  • Feb 22nd Bud Yorkin, producer (All in the Family, 1959, 1960 Emmy), born in Washington, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • Feb 22nd Kenneth Williams, English actor (d. 1988)
  • Feb 23rd Regine Crespin, French vocalist (Sheherazade, Les Nuits D'ete)
  • Feb 24th Reginald Freeson, British MP
  • Feb 24th Jean Alexander, English actress
  • Feb 25th Harvey McGregor, QC/warden (New College-Oxford)
  • Feb 26th Arsene Souffriau, composer
  • Feb 26th Cynthia Stone, Peoria Ill, actress (That Wonderful Guy, Ad Libbers)
  • Feb 26th Konstantin P Feoktistov, Voronezh, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1)
  • Feb 27th Peter Emery, British MP
  • Feb 27th David H. Hubel, Canadian neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 28th Seymour Shifrin, composer
  • Feb 28th Stanley Glasser, composer
  • Feb 28th Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Josef Stalin/author (My Life)
  • Mar 1st Cesare Danova, actor (Garrison's Gorillas), born in Rome, Italy

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Mar 1st Pete Rozelle [Alvin Rozelle], American NFL commissioner (1960-89), born in South Gate, California (d. 1996)

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle
  • Mar 1st Robert Clary, actor (LeBeau-Hogan's Heroes), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 1st Allan Stanley, Timmons, ON, Hall of Fame ice hockey player, (d. 2013)
  • Mar 2nd Murray Rothbard, American economist (d. 1995)
  • Mar 3rd James Ingram Merrill, US poet/author (Scripts for the Pageant)
  • Mar 3rd Lys Assia, Swiss singer
  • Mar 3rd Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Catholic prelate (d. 2003)

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Mar 4th Richard DeVos, American billionaire, co-founder of Amway, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Co-founder of Amway Richard DeVos
Co-founder of Amway
Richard DeVos
  • Mar 4th James J. Eagan, Former Mayor of Florissant, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • Mar 4th Pascual Pérez (boxing), Argentine flyweight boxer (d. 1977)
  • Mar 4th Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger, born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2015)
  • Mar 4th Fran Warren, American singer, (d. 2013)

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Mar 6th Alan Greenspan, American economist, presidential advisor and Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States (1987-2006), born in New York City

US Fed Chairman & Economist Alan Greenspan
US Fed Chairman & Economist
Alan Greenspan
  • Mar 6th Andrzej Wajda, Suwalki Poland, director (Ashes & Diamonds, Lotna)
  • Mar 6th Ann Curtis, 400m/800m US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1948), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 6th Elwood H [Bud] Hillis, (Rep-R-IN, 1971- )
  • Mar 6th Jon Nordal, Icelandic composer (Toccata)
  • Mar 6th Miroslav Klega, composer
  • Mar 9th Celso Garrido Lecca, composer
  • Mar 9th Gerrit A Kooy, Dutch sociologist (Apartheid & work in South Africa)
  • Mar 11th Adrienne Keith Cohen, travel editor
  • Mar 11th Ilhan Mimaroglu, composer
  • Mar 11th Patricia Tindaole, England, architect
  • Mar 11th Ralph Abernathy, civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership)
  • Mar 12th David Oliver Williams, trade unionist (COHSE)
  • Mar 12th George R Ariyoshi, (Gov-D-Hawaii)
  • Mar 12th Gudrun Ure, British actress (Lady MacBeth, BBC Sorcerer)
  • Mar 12th Hildy Park, actress (To Tell the Truth), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 12th John C[lellon] Holmes, US writer (Horn)
  • Mar 12th Rolv Berger Yttrehus, composer
  • Mar 12th Ronald Alley, art gallery manager (Tate Gallery)
  • Mar 12th Freddie Williams, Port Talbot, Wales, motorcycle speedway rider (world champion, 1950, 1952), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 13th Frederick Hemming McClintock, criminologist
  • Mar 13th RaulAlfonsín, Argentine pres (1983-89) (or 3/12/1927)
  • Mar 14th Francois d'Assise Morel, composer
  • Mar 15th Benjamin Burwell Johnston, Jr. Macon Geeorgia, American composer
  • Mar 15th Norm Van Brocklin, NFL QB/coach (LA Rams), hall of famer
  • Mar 15th Tim Valentine, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1983-95 ), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 2015)

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Mar 16th Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch], American comedian and host of the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, born in Newark, New Jersey

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Mar 16th Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)
  • Mar 17th Siegfried Lenz, German writer (Ein Kriegsende)
  • Mar 18th Dick Littlefield, American baseball player (d. 1997)
  • Mar 20th Ted Bessell, Flushing NY, actor (Don-That Girl, Frankie-Gomer Pyle)
  • Mar 21st Andre Delvaux, Heverie Belgium, director/writer (Benvenuta)
  • Mar 21st Virginia Weidler, actress (Babes on Broadway), born in Hollywood, California
  • Mar 22nd Julius Marmur, biochemist/geneticist
  • Mar 22nd Lawrence Jackson, Provost Emeritus (Blackburn)
  • Mar 23rd Martha Wright, actress and singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • Mar 24th Dario Fo, Leggiuno Sangiano VA, playwright (Nobel-1997)
  • Mar 25th Hans Rausing, Swedish/British industrial/billionaire (Tetra Pak)
  • Mar 25th Laszlo Papp, Hungary, Olympic Boxer (Gold-1948, 1952, 1956)
  • Mar 27th Louis Blom-Cooper QC/press arbiter
  • Mar 28th Francis Burt, composer
  • Mar 28th Polly Umrigar, cricketer (Indian batsman & captain)
  • Mar 28th Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba
  • Mar 30th John Heddle Nash, singer
  • Mar 30th Lord Rayner [Derek Rayner], Norwich, Norfolk, English businessman and chief executive (Marks & Spencer)
  • Mar 30th Ray McAnally, Ireland, actor (My Left Foot, Empire State, Sicilian)
  • Mar 30th Werner Torkanowsky, conductor (New Orleans Symph), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Mar 31st John Fowles, English novelist (Collector, French Leiutenent's Woman)
  • Mar 31st Sydney Chaplin, son of Charlie/actor (Adding Machine, Psycho Sisters)

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Apr 1st Anne [Inez] McCaffrey, American sci-fi author (Dragonflight, Dragondrums), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey
  • Apr 1st Lyndon Brook, actor (Invasion, Reach for the Sky)
  • Apr 1st Charles Bressler, American tenor
  • Apr 2nd Elena Verdugo, actress (Consuelo-Marcus Welby MD), born in Hollywood, California
  • Apr 2nd Michael Rizzello, sculpter/coin designer
  • Apr 3rd Andrew Keir, actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt, Catholics)
  • Apr 3rd Virgil Grissom, Mitchell Ind, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Merc 4, Gemini 3)
  • Apr 3rd Alex Grammas, American baseball player
  • Apr 4th Cloris Leachman, actress (Phyllis, High Anxiety), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Apr 5th Milton O Thompson, astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15)
  • Apr 5th Roger Corman, producer/director (Little Shop of Horrors), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 6th Ian Paisley, North Ireland, clergyman/MP
  • Apr 6th Gil Kane, Latvian-born cartoonist (d. 2000)
  • Apr 7th Johannes Rood, Dutch immunologist (Eurotransplant)
  • Apr 8th Henry N. Cobb, American architect