On This Day

Famous People Born in 1926 (Part 4)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 674 of 674

  • 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 Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (Met Opera), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 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 Richard "Dick" Tufeld, American voice actor (Lost in Space), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 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
  • 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 (d. 2007)
  • Nov 20 Andrzej W. Schally, Polish-born endocrinologist, Nobel laureate
  • 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 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 [William] Anderson, American sci-fi author (7 Hugos, Mirkheim)
  • Nov 26 Joyce McCartan, peace campaigner
  • Nov 26 Mauro Bortolotti, Italian composer, born in Narni, Italy (d. 2007)
  • Nov 27 Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author

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, American actor and theatre 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/pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours)
  • 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

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 laureate (d. 1999)
  • Dec 9 Jan Křesadlo, Czech writer (d. 1995)

  • Dec 10 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian 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 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 Alfred Koerppen, composer
  • Dec 16 James McCracken, American tenor (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 19 Bobby Layne, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)
  • 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 James Dewar, journalist/documentary filmmaker
  • Dec 23 Robert Bly, American poet & essayist (Loving a Woman in 2 Worlds), born in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota
  • 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, Denmark Hill, London, jazz composer, (d. 2013)