Birthdays in History in December 1926

  • Dec 9 Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
  • Dec 9 Jan KÅ™esadlo, Czech writer (d. 1995)
  • Dec 17 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), born in Southampton (d. 1994)
  • Dec 19 Jeanne Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN
  • Dec 19 Herb Stempel, American game show contestant
  • Dec 20 David Levine, US painter
  • Dec 20 Otto Graf Lambsdorff, German politician
  • Dec 23 Robert Bly, US, poet/editor/translator (Loving a Woman in 2 Worlds)
  • Dec 24 Paul Buissonneau, French-born Quebec theatre director
  • Dec 26 Edgar D Ngoyi, South African ANC leader (17 yrs in Robbeneiland Jail)
  • Dec 26 Geoffrey Howe, British politician (Chancellor and Foreign Secretary under Thatcher), born in Aberavon, Glamorganshire (d. 2015)