Famous People Born in September 1926

  • Sep 1 Abdur Rahman Biswas, President of Bangladesh, 1991-96, born in Shaistabad, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2017)
  • Sep 1 Pat O'Sullivan, American golfer (Titleholders Championship 1951), born in Orange, Connecticut (d. 2019)
  • Sep 3 Alison Lurie, American novelist (Pulitzer Prize - Foreign Affairs), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • Sep 3 Anne Jackson, American stage actress (Twice Around the Park), born in Millvale, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Sep 3 Bill Flemming, American journalist and sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Sep 3 Ernie Henry, American jazz saxophonist (Fats Navarro; Dizzy Gillespie; Illinois Jacquet), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 1957)
  • Sep 3 Irene Papas [neé Lelekou], Greek actress (Zorba the Greek; Attila The Hun; The Guns of Navarone), born in Chiliomodi, Corinth, Greece (d. 2022)
  • Sep 3 John Robert Jones [John Dalmas], American sci-fi author (White Regiment, Lizard War), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Sep 3 Joseph P. Kolter, American politician (US Representatives from Pennsylvania, 1983-93), born in McDonald, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • Sep 4 Bert Olmstead, Canadian Hockey HOF left wing (Stanley Cup, Montreal Canadiens 1953, 56, 57, 58; Toronto Maple Leafs 1962), born in Sceptre, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • Sep 4 Dennis Murphy, American sports entrepreneur (co-founder American Basketball Ass'n, World Hockey Ass'n, original World Team Tennis, Roller Hockey International), born in Shanghai, China (d. 2021)
  • Sep 4 Robert J. Lagomarsino, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Ventura, California
  • Sep 5 Carmen Petra-Basacopol, Romanian composer and educator Bucharest Conservatory (1962-2003), born in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania
  • Sep 6 Arthur William Oldham, English composer, born in London (d. 2003)
  • Sep 6 Claus von Amsberg, husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, born in Hitzacker, Germany (d. 2002)
  • Sep 7 Don Messick, American cartoon voice actor (The Flintstones - "Bamm-Bamm"; The Jetsons - "Astro"; Scooby-Doo), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1997)
  • Sep 7 Donald J. Irwin, American politician (32nd Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2013)

Ed WarrenEd Warren (1926-2006)

Sep 7 American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut

  • Sep 7 Erich Juskowiak, German footballer, born in Oberhausen, Germany (d. 1983)
  • Sep 7 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • Sep 9 Annie nee Becker Kriegel, historian
  • Sep 9 Jake Carey, American actor (Rock Rock Rock!, Go, Johnny, Go!), born in Pulaski, Virginia (d. 1997)
  • Sep 9 Robert Reese, American actor, born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1992)
  • Sep 9 Yusuf al-Qaradawi, prominent Egypt Muslim cleric
  • Sep 10 Beryl Cook, British painter, born in Egham, England (d. 2008)
  • Sep 11 Alfred Slote, American children's books author (Love & Tennis, Omega Station), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 11 Eddie Miksis, American baseball player, born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • Sep 11 Gerrit van Niekerk Viljoen, South African minister of Legislation, born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Sep 13 Emile Francis, Canadian Hockey HOF coach (NY Rangers 1965-75; St. Louis Blues) and executive (GM: NY Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers), born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan (d. 2022) [1]
  • Sep 14 Michel Butor, French novelist and essayist, born in Mons-en-Baroeul (d. 2016)
  • Sep 14 Richard Elsasser, American composer and organist, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • Sep 15 Edward Derwinski, American congressman for Chicago 1959-83, first Secretary of Veteran Affairs 1989-1992, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 15 Jean-Pierre Serre, French mathematician (1954 Fields Medal), born in Bages, France
  • Sep 15 Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (d. 2006)
  • Sep 16 Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian pianist, composer (Na shledanou v Praze (Good-bye in Prague); Moonscape), conductor, and educator (University of Sydney, 1960-91), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2011)
  • Sep 16 John Knowles, American writer (Morning in Antibes), born in Fairmont, West Virginia (d. 2001)
  • Sep 16 Robert Schuller, American Christian televangelist (Glass Cathedral, Hour of Power), born in Alton, Iowa (d. 2015)
  • Sep 16 Thomas "Tommy" Bond, American actor (Butch-Our Gang, Superman), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2005)
  • Sep 17 (Eugene) "Brother Jack" McDuff, American jazz organist (George Benson, Brother Jack), born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • Sep 17 Bill Black, American rock bassist (Elvis Presley, 1954-57), and bandleader (Bill Black Combo), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1965)
  • Sep 17 Donald Acheson, Irish physician and Chief Medical Officer for England (1983-90), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2010)
  • Sep 17 Reginald Marsh, British actor (Sicilians, It Happened Here), born in London, England (d. 2001)
  • Sep 18 Bob Toski, American golfer, instructor (PGA Tour leading money winner 1954), born in Haydenville, Massachusetts
  • Sep 18 Bud Greenspan, American documentary maker (Olympic Games; IOC Olympic Order award 1985), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • Sep 19 Arthur Wills, British organist and composer ("God and Music"), and educator, born in Coventry, England
  • Sep 19 Duke Snider, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (8 x MLB All Star; World Series 1955, 59; Brooklyn / LA Dodgers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2011)
  • Sep 19 James Lipton, American actor, writer and host of Inside the Actors Studio, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2020)
  • Sep 19 Lurleen Wallace, American politician (46th Governor of Alabama), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 1968)
  • Sep 19 Masatoshi Koshiba, Japanese physicist (2002 Nobel Prize for Physics for neutrinos), born in Yokosuka, Japan (d. 2020) [1]
  • Sep 19 Pierre Janssen, Dutch art museum director, born in Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 2007)
  • Sep 21 Donald A. Glaser, American physicist (Nobel 1960), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Sep 21 Noor Jehan [Allah Rakhi Wasai], Pakistani singer and actress (Mela; Chann Way), born in Kasur, Punjab, British India (d. 2000)
  • Sep 22 Bill Smith, American classical and jazz composer and clarinetist (played with Dave Brubeck), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2020)
  • Sep 23 Henry Silva, American character actor (Ocean's 11; The Manchurian Candidate; Sharky's Machine), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2022)

John ColtraneJohn Coltrane (1926-1967)

Sep 23 American jazz saxophonist & composer ("Blue Train"; "My Favorite Things"; "A Love Supreme"), born in Hamlet, North Carolina

  • Sep 25 Aldo Ray [Da Re], American actor (God's Little Acre, Green Beret), born in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Sep 25 Jack Hyles, Independent Baptist pastor (First Baptist Church of Hammond 1959-2001), born in Italy, Ellis County, Texas (d. 2001)
  • Sep 25 John Ericson, German actor (Sam Bolt-Honey West, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), born in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Sep 25 Sergei Filatov, Soviet equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1960), born in Lysyye Gory, Tambov Governorate (d. 1997)
  • Sep 26 Buland al-Haidary, Iraqi poet (Passages to Exile) (d. 1996)
  • Sep 26 Giuseppe Chiari, Italian artist and composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 2007)
  • Sep 26 Imre Vincze, Hungarian composer, born in Kocs (d. 1969)
  • Sep 26 Julie London, American pop singer ("Cry Me A River"), and actress (Emergency - "Nurse MaColl"), born in Santa Rosa, California (d. 2000)
  • Sep 26 Manfred Mayrhofer, Austrian Indo-European philologist (Indo-Iranian languages), born in Linz, Austria (d. 2011)
  • Sep 28 Jerry Clower, Amite County Miss, country comedian (Nashville on Road)
  • Sep 30 Peder Holm, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2020)
  • Sep 30 Robin Roberts, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (7 x MLB All Star; won 28 consecutive complete games 1952-53; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 2010)

About September 1926

How Old? 96 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Signs: Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22), Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22)