Famous People Born in 1926 (Part 2)

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  • Apr 6 Ian Paisley, North Ireland, clergyman/MP
  • Apr 6 Gil Kane, Latvian-born cartoonist (d. 2000)
  • Apr 7 Johannes Rood, Dutch immunologist (Eurotransplant)
  • Apr 8 Henry N. Cobb, American architect
  • Apr 8 Jürgen Moltmann, German theologian
  • Apr 9 Graham Hills, principal (Strathclyde University, England)
  • Apr 9 Harris Wofford, (Sen-R-Pennsylvania)

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Apr 9 Hugh Hefner, American magazine publisher and businessman (Playboy), born in Chicago, Illinois

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • Apr 9 Lord Fitt, MP (Belfast Ireland)
  • Apr 9 Michael Ogden, British barrister (Ogden Tables), born in London (d. 2003)
  • Apr 10 "Alvin" Junior Samples, Cummings Ga, country singer (Hee Haw)
  • Apr 10 Jacques Casterede, composer
  • Apr 10 Johnnie Tillmon, civil rights activist (National Welfare Rights Association)
  • Apr 11 Gervase de Peyer, British clarinetist, born in London (d. 2017)
  • Apr 11 Robert Hall Lewis, composer
  • Apr 11 Victor Bouchard, Quebec pianist and composer
  • Apr 13 John Spencer-Churchill, 11th duke of Marlborough, English large landowner
  • Apr 14 Jan Carl Christian Maegaard, composer
  • Apr 14 Frank Daniel, Czech-born writer, director and teacher (d. 1996)
  • Apr 14 Liz Renay, American actress (d. 2007)
  • Apr 16 Barbara Tizzard, British educator
  • Apr 17 Arthur Hockaday, director-Gen (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)
  • Apr 17 G M Hughes, professor/zoologist
  • Apr 17 Michael Vernon, CEO (RNLI)
  • Apr 17 Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2004)
  • Apr 18 Doug Insole, cricketer (England batsman of the 50's, nine Tests)
  • Apr 18 Gunter Meisner, German actor (Between Wars, Quiller Memorandum)
  • Apr 20 Harriett Elizabeth Byrd, politician (Wyoming house of Reps)

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Apr 21 Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, 1952- ), born in London, England

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Apr 21 Arthur Rowley, English Footballer (d. 2002)
  • Apr 22 Charlotte Rae, actress (Edna-Facts of Life), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Apr 22 James Stirling, Scottish D-day-parachutist/architect/knight
  • Apr 23 James P Donleavy, novelist (Ginger Man, Onion Eaters), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 23 Richard Laws, Master (St Edmunds College Cambridge)
  • Apr 24 Glen Hobbie, Witt, IL, MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 24 Thorbjorn Falldin, Swedish politician, Prime Minister (1976-78, 79-82) and sheep farmer, born in Hogsjo (d. 2016)
  • Apr 25 Paul Walter Furst, composer
  • Apr 25 Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (d. 2008)
  • Apr 26 David Coleman, sports commentator
  • Apr 26 Michael Joughin, CEO (Scottish Hydro-Electric)
  • Apr 26 Oldrich Frantisek Korte, composer
  • Apr 26 Preston "Bob" Tisch, NFL co-owner (NY Giants)
  • Apr 26 Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (d. 2003)

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Apr 28 [Nelle] Harper Lee, American author (To Kill a Mockingbird), born in Monroeville Alabama (d. 2016)

Author Harper Lee
Author
Harper Lee
  • Apr 29 Carie Meek, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • Apr 30 Cloris Leachman, actress (Last Picture Show, Phyllis), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Apr 30 Corinne Calvet, French actress (Apache Uprising)
  • Apr 30 Edmund Cooper, UK, sci-fi author (Seed of Light, All Fool's Day)
  • May 1 Peter Lax, Hungarian Mathematician
  • May 2 Gérard D. Lévesque, Quebec politician (d. 1993)
  • May 4 Gerlind Reinshagen, German writer, born in Konigsberg

  • May 4 Milt Thompson, American astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15), NASA test pilot and chief-engineer, born in Crookston, Minnesota (d. 1993)
  • May 5 Ann B Davis, American actress (Bob Cummings Show, Alice-Brady Bunch), born in Schenectady NY, (d. 2014)
  • May 6 John Hamilton-Jones, CEO (Richmond Enterprises) and British Major-General
  • May 6 Marguerite Piazza, operatic soprano (Young Broadway), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • May 6 Gilles Grégoire, Quebec politician, co-founder of the Parti Québécois (d. 2006)
  • May 7 Val Bisoglio, American actor (Lt Marsh-Police Woman, Danny-Quincy ME), born in NYC, New York

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May 8 David Attenborough, Naturalist, TV producer and host (BBC "Life" Series), born in London, England

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
  • May 8 Don Rickles, comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey), born in Queens, New York (d. 2017)
  • May 8 Erico Menczer, Fiume Italy, cinematographer (Chosen, Miranda)
  • May 8 Ronald Waterhouse, British high court judge (d.2011)
  • May 9 Alistair MacFarlane, principal (Heriot-Watt University England)
  • May 9 Francis Kennedy, British diplomat
  • May 9 Joshua Hassan, chief minister (Gibralter)
  • May 9 Robin Cooke, pres (NZ Court of Appeal)
  • May 10 Duncan Watson, president (World Blind Union)
  • May 10 Hugo Banzer, Bolivian dictator (d. 2002)
  • May 11 Ernest Harrison, CEO (Racal Electronics)
  • May 11 Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • May 12 Earl Hutto, (Rep-D-FL, 1979- ), born in Panama City, Florida
  • May 12 Mervyn M Dymally, (Rep-D-CA, 1981- )
  • May 13 Wallace Breem, British author
  • May 13 Dewey Philip "Daddy-O", American pioneering DJ, born in Crump, Tennessee (d. 1968)
  • May 14 Cestmir Gregor, composer
  • May 14 Eric Morecambe, comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), born in London, England
  • May 15 Anthony Shaffer, Engish playwright (Sleuth), twin brother to Peter, born in Liverpool (d. 2001)
  • May 15 Clermont Pepin, composer
  • May 15 Peter Shaffer, English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), twin brother to Anthony, born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • May 16 Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, born in Ružomberok, North Slovakia (d. 1993)
  • May 17 Cicely Berry, voice director (Royal Shakespeare Company)
  • May 17 David Young, Lt-Gen/CEO (Cairn Tech)
  • May 17 David Ogilvy, Earl of Airlie, Scottish peer, Lord Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth, born in London
  • May 17 Geoffrey Caston, vice chancellor (U of South Pacific)
  • May 17 Tenniel Evans, rev/actor (10 Rillington Place, My Brother's Keeper)
  • May 18 Dirch Passer, Danish actor (d. 1980)
  • May 19 Paul Cooper, American composer, born in Victoria, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • May 19 Swami Kriyananda, Indian teacher and author
  • May 19 David Jacobs, British broadcaster (Juke Box Jury), born in London (d. 2013)
  • May 20 John Lucarotti, scriptwriter
  • May 20 Vic Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • May 20 Bob Sweikert, American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • May 21 Dan Perlsweig, horse trainer
  • May 21 Joseph Horovitz, composer
  • May 21 Rick Jason, American actor (Day of the Wolves, Eagles Attack at Dawn), born in NYC, New York
  • May 21 Robert Creeley, Mass, poet/novelist (Island)
  • May 24 Len Maddocks, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian mid-50's)
  • May 24 Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor (Mr Majeika), born in Glasgow
  • May 25 Claude Akins, Nelson GA, actor (BJ & Bear, Movin' On, Lobo)

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May 25 Bill Sharman, American Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics) born in Abilene, Texas (d. 2013)

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • May 26 Maria de Lourdes Martins, composer
  • May 26 Dirch Passer, Danish actor
  • May 26 Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian author

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May 26 Miles Davis, American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer, born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1991)

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • May 27 Gordon Leggat, cricketer (open batsman for NZ in 9 Tests 1953-56)
  • May 29 Charles Denner, Tarnow Poland, actor (And Now My Love)
  • May 30 Christine Jorgensen, pioneer transsexual (born George William Jorgensen, Jr)
  • May 30 Edouard Van Remoortel, conductor (1958-62 St Louis Symph), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • May 30 James Whitman McLamore, businessman
  • May 31 Derek Birley, founding Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ulster
  • May 31 Probir Sen, cricket wicketkeeper (India in late 40's/early 50's)
  • May 31 Martin Peake, 2nd Viscount Ingleby, British peer and business man (d. 2008)
  • Jun 1 Andy Griffith, Mount Airy NC, actor (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), (d. 2012)

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Jun 1 Marilyn Monroe [Norma Jean Mortenson], American actress (Some Like It Hot), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1962)

  • Jun 2 Milo O'Shea, actor (Barbarella, Romeo & Juliet), born in Dublin, Ireland

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Jun 3 Allen Ginsberg, American beat poet (Howl), born in Newark, New Jersey

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • Jun 3 Carlos Veerhoff, composer
  • Jun 3 Colleen Dewhurst, actress (Maggie-Blue & Grey), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 3 Hamilton Fish Jr, (Rep-R-NY, 1969- )
  • Jun 3 Janez Maticic, composer
  • Jun 3 Roscoe G Bartlett, (Rep-R-Maryland)
  • Jun 4 Nan Leslie, actress (Kings Row, Californians), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 4 Robert Earl Hughes, became heaviest known human (486 kg)
  • Jun 6 Klaus Tennstedt, Merseburg Germany, conductor (Fidelio)
  • Jun 6 Tom Ryan, comic strip cartoonist (Tumbleweeds)
  • Jun 7 Dick Williams, Wall Lake Iowa, choral director (Andy Williams Show)
  • Jun 8 Anatol Vieru, composer
  • Jun 8 Cranley Onslow, British politician (C), born in Bexhill (d. 2001)
  • Jun 8 Nico Kiasashvii, professor of English Literature
  • Jun 9 Mona Freeman, American actress (Black Beauty, Dear Wife, Heiress), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)
  • Jun 9 Roy Smalley, shortstop (Cubs, Braves, Phillies, Twins, Yankees)
  • Jun 10 June Haver, Rock Island, actress (Dolly Sisters, Girl Next Door)
  • Jun 10 Lionel Jeffries, British actor (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Camelot), born in Forest Hill, London (d. 2010)
  • Jun 10 Willem Oltmans, Dutch journalist (Outlawed, Free as a Bird)
  • Jun 11 Brother Dave Gardner, Novelty singer/comedian
  • Jun 11 Carlisle Floyd, Latta SC, composer (Slow Dusk)
  • Jun 11 John Aspinall, English zoo owner and gambling club host, born in Delhi, India (d. 2000)
  • Jun 12 Jackie Pallo, English professional wrestler (d. 2006)
  • Jun 13 Geoffrey Finsberg, politician
  • Jun 13 Paul Lynde, American comedian and actor (The Hollywood Squares, Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), born in Mt Vernon, Ohio (d. 1982)
  • Jun 14 Hermann Kant, German writer, born in Hamburg
  • Jun 14 Don Newcombe, baseball player
  • Jun 15 Jan Carlstedt, composer
  • Jun 15 Shigeru Kayano, Japanese Ainu activist (d. 2006)
  • Jun 17 Alan Walters, political economist
  • Jun 17 Manuel Enriquez, composer
  • Jun 18 Patricia Hutchinson, British ambassador (Uruguay)
  • Jun 18 Tom Wicker, columnist (NY Times)
  • Jun 18 Eva Bartok, Hungarian-born actress (Crimson Pirate), born in Kecs kemet, Hungary (d. 1998)
  • Jun 20 Arthur Bell, royal botanic gardens director (Kew Gardens)
  • Jun 21 Conrad Hall, Tahitian-born cinematographer (d. 2003)
  • Jun 22 Ruth Zechlin, composer
  • Jun 23 Lars Johan Werle, composer
  • Jun 25 Ingeborg Bachmann, Austria author/poet
  • Jun 26 Tadeusz Konwicki, Polish writer (Bohin Manor) and film director, born in Nowa Wilejka, Wilenskie (d. 2015)

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Jun 28 Mel Brooks, American actor and director (Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs), born in New York City

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
  • Jun 28 Robert Shelton Shapiro, journalist
  • Jun 28 Robert Ledley, American scientist (invented the CT scanner), born in Queens, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jun 29 Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (d. 2006)
  • Jun 29 Sir Rex Hunt, British diplomat and Governor of the Falkland Islands (1982-1985), born in Redcar, North Yorkshire, England (d. 2012)
  • Jun 30 Paul Berg, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Jul 1 Franclaois-Regis Bastide, writer/broadcaster
  • Jul 1 Robert Fogel, American economic historian and Nobel laureate, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 1 Carl Hahn, German automotive executive
  • Jul 1 Delmar Watson, American child actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Heidi, Annie Oakley), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 2 Billy Usselton, saxophonist
  • Jul 2 Lee Allen, Pittsburg, Ks, tenor sax (Walkin' With Mr Lee)
  • Jul 2 Octavian Paler, Romanian writer, journalist, (d. 2007)
  • Jul 3 Johnny Coles, trumpeter
  • Jul 3 Joseph M Gaydos, (Rep-D-PA, 1969- )
  • Jul 3 William Roll, German poltergeist researcher and parapsychologist (The Poltergeist, Unsolved Mysteries), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 2012)
  • Jul 4 Mary Stuart, American actress (Jo-Search for Tomorrow), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2002)
  • Jul 4 Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish footballer
  • Jul 5 Haya van Someren-Downer, 2nd Member of parliament (Dutch Lib Party)
  • Jul 5 Kenneth Gaburo, composer
  • Jul 6 Conrad "Nicky" Hilton Jr., American hotel heir and 1st husband of Elizabeth Taylor, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1969)
  • Jul 8 Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Swiss-American author and psychiatrist (On Death and Dying), born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 2004)
  • Jul 8 John D Dingell, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1955- )
  • Jul 9 Ben Roy Mottelson, American-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Jul 9 Murphy Anderson, American comic artist (DC Comics), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Jul 10 Carleton Carpenter, actor (Up Periscope, Summer Stock), born in Bennington, Vermont
  • Jul 10 Fred Gwynne, American actor (Car 54 Where Are You, Munsters), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 11 Patrick Wymark, Cleethorpes England, actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia)
  • Jul 11 Ralph D Abernathy, American president (SCLC)
  • Jul 11 Rodolfo Arizaga, composer
  • Jul 11 Frederick Buechner, American author
  • Jul 12 Beah Richards, Vicksburg MS, actress/playwright (Big Shot, Generation)
  • Jul 13 Meyer Kupferman, American composer (In Fimi Tres), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 14 Harry Dean Stanton, West Irvine KY, actor (Alien, Cool Hand Luke)
  • Jul 14 Jan Krenz, Polish conductor and composer, born in Włocławku, Poland
  • Jul 15 John Arthur Neill Lambert, composer
  • Jul 15 John Graham, British ambassador to NATO
  • Jul 15 Driss Chraïbi, Moroccan author
  • Jul 15 Leopoldo Galtieri, Argentine dictator (d. 2003)
  • Jul 16 Brian Howard, deputy chairman (Marks & Spencer)
  • Jul 16 Philip Randle, biochemist
  • Jul 16 Irwin Rose, American biologist, Nobel laureate (Chemistry 2004), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 17 Édouard Carpentier, French-born professional wrestler
  • Jul 17 Charles Champlin, American film critic and writer
  • Jul 18 Bryan Johnson, English singer and actor, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Jul 18 Jane Hylton, actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot, Daybreak), born in London, England