On This Day

Famous People Born in 1926 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 717 of 717

  • Oct 14 Bill Justis, American rock and roll musician (Raunchy), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1982)
  • Oct 14 Willy Alberti [Carel Verbrugge], Dutch singer and actor (Riffin in Amsterdam), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • Oct 15 Ed McBain [Evan Hunter], American writer (Blackboard Jungle), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Oct 15 Jean Peters, American actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • Oct 15 Karl Richter, German composer and conductor, born in Plauen, Germany (d. 1981)
  • Oct 15 Michel Foucault, French philosopher and historian (The History of Sexuality), born in Poitiers (d. 1984)
  • Oct 16 Hansheinz Schneeberger, Swiss violinist (Duo Paganini), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 2019)
  • Oct 17 Beverly Garland [Fessenden], American actress (My Three Sons, Scarecrow and Mrs. King), born in Santa Cruz, California (d. 2008)
  • Oct 17 Julie Adams [Betty May Adams], American actress (Yancy Derringer, Code Red), born in Waterloo, Iowa
  • Oct 17 Karl Gordon Henize, American astronomer and NASA astronaut (STS-51-F), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1993)

Person of interestChuck Berry

Oct 18 Chuck Berry [Charles Andersen], American rock n' roll guitarist and singer-songwriter (Roll Over Beethoven), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)

Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry
  • Oct 18 Klaus Kinski [Naksynski], German-Polish actor (Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Little Drummer Girl), born in Zoppot, Free City of Danzig (d. 1991)
  • Oct 18 Thomas Millar, Australian historian and political scientist, born in Kalamunda, Western Australia (d. 1994)
  • Oct 18 John Morris, American film and Broadway composer who commonly worked alongside Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • Oct 19 Joel Feinberg, American moral philosopher (d. 2004)
  • Oct 19 Arne Bendiksen, Norwegian singer and songwriter
  • Oct 20 Ursula Happe, German 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1956), born in Free City of Danzig
  • Oct 21 Bob Rosburg, American golfer, analyst (PGA Championship 1959), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2009)
  • Oct 21 Leonard Rossiter, British actor (Rising Damp, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1984)
  • Oct 21 Marga Richter, American classical pianist and composer (Landscapes of the Mind; Out of Shadows and Solitude), born in Reedsburg, Wisconsin (d. 2020)
  • Oct 22 Jan A de Jonge, Dutch historian
  • Oct 24 Y. A. Tittle, American NFL quarterback (Baltimore, San Francisco, NY Giants, MVP 1963), born in Marshall, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Oct 25 William "Biff" McGuire, American actor (Serpico, Heart is Lonely Hunter), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Oct 25 Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano opera singer (Britten's "War Requiem"), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2012)
  • Oct 25 Ismail Gulgee, Pakistani painter, born in Peshawar, Pakistan (d. 2007)
  • Oct 25 Jimmy Heath "Little Bird", American jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • Oct 26 Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Tomsk, Russia (d. 1983)

Person of interestH. R. Haldeman

Oct 27 H. R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House Chief of Staff during Watergate, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)

Nixon's White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman
Nixon's White House Chief of Staff
H. R. Haldeman
  • Oct 27 Nana Joshi [Padmanabh Govind Joshi], Indian cricket wicket-keeper (Indian National Team during 1950's), born in Baroda, Gujarat, India (d. 1987)

Person of interestBowie Kuhn

Oct 28 Bowie Kuhn, American lawyer, sports administrator (MLB Commissioner 1969-1984), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 2007)

MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn
MLB Commissioner
Bowie Kuhn
  • Oct 29 Jon [Jonathan Stewart] Vickers, Canadian operatic tenor, born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • Oct 30 Jacques Swaters, Belgian racing driver, born in Woluwe-St-Lambert, Brussels, Belgium (d. 2010)
  • Oct 31 Shirley Dinsdale, ventriloquist (Judy Splinters), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 31 Jimmy Savile, English entertainer and suspected sexual predator, born in Leeds (d. 2011)
  • Oct 31 (Moisés) "Mario" Abramovich, Argentinian tango and classical violinist (Sexteto Major, 1974-2014), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2014)
  • Nov 1 Betsy Palmer [Patricia Betsy Hrunek], American actress (Mr Roberts, Friday the 13th), born in East Chicago, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • Nov 2 Myer Skoog, American basketball guard (NBA C'ship 1952-4; Minneapolis Lakers), born in Duluth, Minnesota (d. 2019)
  • Nov 3 Valdas Adamkus, President of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Nov 5 Leo Derksen, Dutch journalist (Telegraph/Sunday Newspaper), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 2002)
  • Nov 5 John Berger, English art critic and author (Ways of Seeing), born in London (d. 2017)
  • Nov 6 Brian Abel-Smith, British economist and expert adviser, born in Kensington Court Gardens, London (d. 1996)
  • Nov 7 Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano, known as 'La Stupenda' (Metropolitan Opera debut 1961), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Nov 7 Jimmie Haskell [Sheridan Pearlman], American arranger (Ricky Nelson, Chicago, Sheryl Crow), and film and television score composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Nov 9 Luis Miguel Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1996)
  • Nov 11 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Owen Sound, Ontario (d. 1998)
  • Nov 11 Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian racing car driver (first woman to complete in Formula One), born in Naples (d. 2016)
  • Nov 12 Jack Ryan, American inventor (Barbie Doll, Hot Wheels, Chatty Cathy)
  • Nov 13 Max Vernon Mathews, American composer, born in Columbus, Nebraska (d. 2011)
  • Nov 13 Don Gordon [Donald Guadagno], American actor (Bullitt, Papillon), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Nov 13 Harry Hughes, 57th Governor of Maryland (1979-87), born in Easton, Maryland
  • Nov 16 Ton de Leeuw, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Nov 18 Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 1994)
  • Nov 18 Kim Besly, Peace activist (Greenham Common) (d. 1996)
  • Nov 18 Estanislao Basora, Spanish footballer (The Monster of Colombes, 22 caps for Spain, 301 matches for Barcelona), born in Barcelona, Catalonia (d. 2012)
  • Nov 19 Jeane J Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN (R), born in Duncan, Oklahoma
  • Nov 20 Terry Hall, English ventriloquist, born in Chadderton, Lancashire, England (d. 2007)
  • Nov 20 Andrzej W. Schally, Polish-American endocrinologist (Nobel 1997), born in Wilno, Poland
  • Nov 22 Lew Burdette, baseball player
  • Nov 22 Zulfiqar Ahmed, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1952-56)
  • Nov 23 Christopher Logue, British poet/stage writer (Trials)
  • Nov 23 R. L. Burnside, American blues musician (Deep Blues), born in Harmontown, Mississippi (d. 2005)
  • Nov 23 Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philosopher
  • Nov 23 Vann Molyvann, Cambodian architect (New Khmer architecture), born in Ream, Cambodia (d. 2017)
  • Nov 24 Alan Owen, English author (Maggie May, Ronnie Barker Show)
  • Nov 24 Tsung-Dao Lee, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Nov 25 Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (Star Trek Cage, The Searchers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1969)
  • Nov 25 Murray Schisgal, playwright (Luv)
  • Nov 25 Poul Anderson, American science-fiction and fantasy author, winner of 7 Hugo and 3 Nebula Awards (The Sharing of Flesh; Mirkheim; After Doomsday), born in Bristol, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Nov 26 Mauro Bortolotti, Italian composer, born in Narni, Italy (d. 2007)

Person of interestBeji Caid Essebsi

Nov 29 Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia's 1st freely elected President (2014-2019), born in Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia (d. 2019)

President of Tunisia Beji Caid Essebsi
President of Tunisia
Beji Caid Essebsi
  • Nov 30 Richard Crenna, American actor (Rambo, Summer Rental, Sand Pebbles), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • Dec 1 Keith Michell, Australian actor and theater director (6 Wives of Henry VIII), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2015)
  • Dec 1 Robert Symonds, American actor and associate director of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, born in Bristow, Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • Dec 3 Hans Otte, German composer and pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours), born in Plauen, Germany (d. 2007)
  • Dec 3 Walter Ormeño, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (Peru 1949-57; Boca Juniors, Rosario Central), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2020)
  • Dec 7 Victor Kermit Kiam II, American businessman (Remington shavers) and NFL owner (Patriots), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2001)
  • Dec 7 Wolfgang Ludewig, German composer, born in Marburg, Germany (d. 2017)

Person of interestJoachim Fest

Dec 8 Joachim Fest, German historian and journalist (Hitler biography, Speer: The Final Verdict), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2006)

Historian and Journalist Joachim Fest
Historian and Journalist
Joachim Fest
  • Dec 9 Henry Way Kendall, American physicist (Nobel 1990-pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • Dec 9 Jan Křesadlo, Czech-British psychologist and writer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1995)
  • Dec 10 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian musicologist, educator, and composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2013)
  • Dec 10 Guitar Slim [Eddie Jones], blues guitarist ("The Things That I Used to Do"), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 1959)
  • Dec 10 Harry Fowler, British actor (Great: Isambard Kingdom Brunel), born in Lambeth, London (d. 2012)
  • Dec 11 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, American rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter (Hound Dog, Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt), born in Ariton, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • Dec 11 Richard Devon, American character actor (Magnum Force, Battle of Blood Island), born in Glendale, California (d. 2010)
  • Dec 11 Richard "Dick" Tufeld, American voice actor (Lost in Space - "Robot"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Dec 13 Carl Erskine, American baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), born in Anderson, Indiana
  • Dec 13 George Rhoden, Jamaican athlete (2 Olympic Golds 1952), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Dec 14 Frank King, West Indian cricketer (WI fast bowler in 14 Tests in 50's, 29 wkts), born in Delamere Land, Brighton, St Michael, Barbados (d. 1990)
  • Dec 16 Josef Hadar, Israeli violinist and composer (Evening of Roses), born in Tel Aviv, Mandatory Palestine (now Israel) (d. 2006)
  • Dec 16 Alfred Koerppen, German organist, composer, and educator born in Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Dec 16 James McCracken, American operatic tenor (Otello), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 1988)
  • Dec 17 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), born in Southampton (d. 1994)
  • Dec 17 Patrice Wymore, American actress (The Big Tree), born in Miltonvale, Kansas (d. 2014)
  • Dec 17 Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • Dec 18 Jock Aird, Scottish soccer defender (4 caps Scotland, 2 New Zealand; Burnley), born in Glencraig, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • Dec 19 Bobby Layne, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (3 x NFL champion; 6 x Pro Bowl; Detroit Lions), born in Santa Anna, Texas (d. 1986)
  • Dec 19 Jeanne Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN
  • Dec 19 Herb Stempel, American game show contestant
  • Dec 20 David Levine, American artist (New York Review of Books caricatures), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Dec 20 Otto Graf Lambsdorff, German politician (Free Democratic Party), born in Aachen, Germany
  • Dec 20 Geoffrey Howe, British politician (Chancellor and Foreign Secretary under Thatcher), born in Aberavon, Glamorganshire (d. 2015)
  • Dec 21 John Herbert McDowell, American composer for ballet, TV and the stage, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1985)
  • Dec 21 Joe Paterno, American college hall of football coach (Penn State) and Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of 1986, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Dec 22 Lee Salk, Russian-American child psychologist and author, born in New York, New York (d. 1992)
  • Dec 23 Robert Bly, American poet & essayist (Loving a Woman in 2 Worlds), born in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota
  • Dec 23 Raymond Daveluy, Canadian organist (St. Joseph's Montreal, 1960-2002), composer and educator, born in Victoriaville, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • Dec 23 Ron Gowans, Australian jazz saxophonist, born in Sydney (d. 2009)
  • Dec 24 Ronald Draper, South African cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1949-50), born in Oudtshoorn, South Africa
  • Dec 24 Paul Buissonneau, French-born Quebec theatre director, born in Paris, France (d. 2014)
  • Dec 25 Enrique Jorrín, Cuban composer and musician (d. 1987)
  • Dec 26 Earle Brown, American composer (open form), born in Lunenburg, Massachusetts (d. 2002)
  • Dec 26 Edgar D Ngoyi, South African ANC leader (17 yrs in Robbeneiland Jail)
  • Dec 26 Zlatko Pibernik, Croatian composer and music teacher, born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 2010)
  • Dec 27 Jerome Courtland, American actor (Tonka, Tharus), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2012)
  • Dec 28 Donald Carr, English cricketer and MCC official, born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 2016)
  • Dec 30 Stanley Tracey, British jazz pianist and composer (Under Milk Wood), born in Denmark Hill, South London, England (d. 2013)