Birthdays in History in 1926

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 307

  • Jan 5 Hosea Williams, American activist (d. 2000)
  • Jan 5 William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet
  • Jan 6 Kim Dae-jung, President of South Korea and Nobel laureate
  • Jan 9 Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian politician, Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 2002)
  • Jan 10 Musallam Bseiso, Palestinian journalist, thinker, and politician
  • Jan 11 Lev Stepanovich Demin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • Jan 13 Carolyn Heilbrun, [Amanda Cross], author (Lady Ottoline's Album)
  • Jan 13 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/author (Change of Use)
  • Jan 13 Michael Bond, British writer
  • Jan 14 Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer/Soth African activist
  • Jan 14 Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali writer and activist, born in Dhaka, British India (d. 2016)
  • Jan 15 Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director (d. 1996)
  • Jan 16 John "Jack" Layden, local politician
  • Jan 17 Newton N. Minow, American lawyer and statesman
  • Jan 19 Libera Carlier, Flemish author (Action Station Go!)
  • Jan 20 Robert L Van Citters, cardiology/advisory panelist/UW dean
  • Jan 20 Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, essayist and columnist
  • Jan 20 Qurratulain Hyder, Pakistani novelist (d. 2007)
  • Jan 22 Lord Erskine of Rerrick, peer
  • Jan 22 Tom Blackburn, writer
  • Jan 24 Robert Delpire, French publisher, editor and photographer, born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • Jan 26 Sir Charles Henderson Tidbury, British brewing executive, former chairman (Whitbread & Company), born in Camberley, Surrey (d. 2003)
  • Jan 26 José María Valverde, Spanish philosopher, poet and translator (La espera, Historia de la literatura universal), born in Valencia de Alcántara, Spain (d. 1996)
  • Jan 26 Farman Fatehpuri [Syed Dildar Ali], Urdu scholar, linguist, critic and author, born in Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh, British India (d. 2013)
  • Jan 27 Fritz Spiegl, Austrian journalist (d. 2003)
  • Jan 29 Abdus Salam, theoretical physicist
  • Jan 31 Prunella Briance, founder (National Childbirth Trust)
  • Feb 1 Douglas Johnson, British historian, born in Edinburgh (d. 2005)
  • Feb 1 Peter Crill, Bailiff of Jersey
  • Feb 2 Miguel Cardinal Obando y Bravo, 1st Cent American cardinal (Nicaragua)
  • Feb 2 Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, French politician
  • Feb 3 Glen Tetley, US choreographer
  • Feb 3 Hans-Jochen Vogel, leader of West Germany's Social Democrats (SPD)
  • Feb 3 J Roy Rowland, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- )
  • Feb 4 John Edward Caulwell Hearne, writer
  • Feb 5 Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, American publisher (NY Times), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 6 Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer and director, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • Feb 7 Konstantin Petrovich Feokistov, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod I)
  • Feb 8 Neal Cassady, American writer (d. 1968)
  • Feb 9 Garret FitzGerald, Prime Minister of Ireland
  • Feb 11 Paul Bocuse, French great chef (Legion of Honor), born in Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or, France (d. 2018)
  • Feb 12 Paul Hamlyn, English publisher/multi-millionaire (Octopus)
  • Feb 12 Charles Van Doren, American quiz show contestant
  • Feb 14 John Clark, CEO (Plessey Company)
  • Feb 16 John Schlesinger, director (Midnight Cowboy, Darling), born in London, England
  • Feb 16 Jack Levy, mechanical engineer
  • Feb 20 Cameron Rusby, British Vice-Admiral
  • Feb 20 Kenneth H Olsen, American engineer/founder (Digital Equipment Corp)
  • Feb 20 Richard Matheson, American author, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 21 Hans Andreus, [Johan W van der Zant], Dutch poet (Animal Language)
  • Feb 24 Reginald Freeson, British MP

  • Feb 25 Harvey McGregor, QC/warden (New College-Oxford)
  • Feb 26 Konstantin P Feoktistov, Voronezh, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1)
  • Feb 27 Peter Emery, British MP
  • Feb 27 David H. Hubel, Canadian neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 28 Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Josef Stalin and author (My Life), born in Moscow (d. 2011)
  • Mar 2 Murray Rothbard, American economist (d. 1995)
  • Mar 3 James Ingram Merrill, US poet/author (Scripts for the Pageant)
  • Mar 3 Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu (1982-1993), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)

Person of interestRichard DeVos

Mar 4 Richard DeVos, American billionaire, co-founder of Amway, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Co-founder of Amway Richard DeVos
Co-founder of Amway
Richard DeVos
  • Mar 4 James J. Eagan, Former Mayor of Florissant, Missouri (d. 2000)

Person of interestAlan Greenspan

Mar 6 Alan Greenspan, American economist, presidential advisor and Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States (1987-2006), born in New York City

US Fed Chairman & Economist Alan Greenspan
US Fed Chairman & Economist
Alan Greenspan
  • Mar 6 Elwood H [Bud] Hillis, (Rep-R-IN, 1971- )
  • Mar 9 Gerrit A. Kooy, Dutch sociologist (Apartheid & work in South Africa), born in Kedichem, The Netherlands
  • Mar 11 Adrienne Keith Cohen, travel editor
  • Mar 11 Patricia Tindaole, England, architect

Person of interestRalph Abernathy

Mar 11 Ralph Abernathy, American civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), born in Linden, Alabama (d. 1990)

Civil Rights Activist Ralph Abernathy
Civil Rights Activist
Ralph Abernathy
  • Mar 11 Thomas Starzl, American surgeon, performed 1st successful liver transplant, born in Le Mars, Iowa (d. 2017)
  • Mar 12 David Oliver Williams, trade unionist (COHSE)
  • Mar 12 George R Ariyoshi, (Gov-D-Hawaii)
  • Mar 12 John C[lellon] Holmes, American writer (Horn)
  • Mar 12 Ronald Alley, art gallery manager (Tate Gallery)
  • Mar 13 F. H. McClintock, British criminologist, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Mar 15 Tim Valentine, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1983-95 ), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Mar 16 Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)
  • Mar 17 Siegfried Lenz, German writer (Ein Kriegsende)
  • Mar 22 Julius Marmur, biochemist/geneticist
  • Mar 22 Lawrence Jackson, Provost Emeritus (Blackburn)
  • Mar 24 Dario Fo, Italian playwright and performer (Nobel Prize Literature 1997), born in Sangiano (d. 2016)
  • Mar 25 Hans Rausing, Swedish/British industrial/billionaire (Tetra Pak)
  • Mar 27 Louis Blom-Cooper, barrister specialising in public and administrative law and co-editor of The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009, born in London
  • Mar 27 Frank O'Hara, American writer and poet, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1966)
  • Mar 28 Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, born in Madrid (d. 2014)
  • Mar 30 Lord Rayner [Derek Rayner], Norwich, Norfolk, English businessman and chief executive (Marks & Spencer)

Person of interestIngvar Kamprad

Mar 30 Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish eccentric businessman (founder of IKEA) and author (The Testament of a Furniture Dealer), born in Pjätteryd, Sweden (d. 2018)

Entrepreneur and Founder of IKEA Ingvar Kamprad
Entrepreneur and Founder of IKEA
Ingvar Kamprad
  • Mar 31 John Fowles, English novelist (Collector, French Leiutenent's Woman)

Person of interestAnne McCaffrey

Apr 1 Anne [Inez] McCaffrey, American sci-fi author (Dragonflight, Dragondrums), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey
  • Apr 2 Michael Rizzello, sculpter and coin designer, born in London (d. 2004)
  • Apr 3 Virgil Grissom, U.S. Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut (Mercury-Redstone 4, Gemini 3, Apollo 1), born in Mitchell, Indiana (d. 1967)
  • 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)

Person of interestHugh Hefner

Apr 9 Hugh Hefner, American magazine publisher and businessman (Playboy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)

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 Johnnie Tillmon, civil rights activist (National Welfare Rights Association), born in Scott, Arkansas (d. 1995)
  • Apr 13 John Spencer-Churchill, 11th duke of Marlborough, English large landowner
  • Apr 14 Frank Daniel, Czech-born writer, director and teacher (d. 1996)
  • 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 20 Harriet Elizabeth Byrd, American politician, Member of the Wyoming House of Representatives (1998-88), born in Cheyenne, Wyoming (d. 2015)

Person of interestElizabeth II

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 22 James Stirling, Scottish D-day-parachutist/architect/knight
  • Apr 23 J. P. Donleavy, American novelist (Ginger Man, Onion Eaters), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 24 Thorbjorn Falldin, Swedish politician, Prime Minister (1976-78, 79-82) and sheep farmer, born in Hogsjo (d. 2016)
  • Apr 25 Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (d. 2008)
  • Apr 26 Michael Joughin, CEO (Scottish Hydro-Electric)
  • Apr 26 Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (d. 2003)

Person of interestHarper Lee

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 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 Milton O. Thompson, NASA astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15), born in Crookston, Minnesota (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 6 John Hamilton-Jones, CEO (Richmond Enterprises) and British Major-General
  • May 6 Gilles Grégoire, Quebec politician, co-founder of the Parti Québécois (d. 2006)
  • 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 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 15 Anthony Shaffer, Engish playwright (Sleuth), twin brother to Peter, born in Liverpool (d. 2001)
  • May 15 Peter Shaffer, English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), twin brother to Anthony, born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • 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 19 Swami Kriyananda, Indian teacher and author
  • May 20 John Lucarotti, scriptwriter
  • May 21 Robert Creeley, Mass, poet/novelist (Island)
  • May 26 Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian author
  • May 30 Christine Jorgensen, pioneer transsexual (born George William Jorgensen, Jr)
  • May 30 James Whitman McLamore, businessman
  • May 31 Derek Birley, founding Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ulster
  • May 31 Martin Peake, 2nd Viscount Ingleby, British peer and business man (d. 2008)

Person of interestAllen Ginsberg

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

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • Jun 3 Hamilton Fish Jr, (Rep-R-NY, 1969- )
  • Jun 3 Roscoe G Bartlett, (Rep-R-Maryland)
  • Jun 4 Robert Earl Hughes, became heaviest known human (486 kg)
  • Jun 6 Tom Ryan, comic strip cartoonist (Tumbleweeds)
  • Jun 7 Dick Williams, Wall Lake Iowa, choral director (Andy Williams Show)
  • Jun 8 Cranley Onslow, British politician (C), born in Bexhill (d. 2001)
  • Jun 8 Nico Kiasashvii, professor of English Literature
  • Jun 10 Willem Oltmans, Dutch journalist (Outlawed, Free as a Bird)
  • Jun 11 John Aspinall, English zoo owner and gambling club host, born in Delhi, India (d. 2000)
  • Jun 13 Geoffrey Finsberg, politician
  • Jun 14 Hermann Kant, German writer, born in Hamburg
  • Jun 15 Shigeru Kayano, Japanese Ainu activist (d. 2006)

Person of interestEfraín Ríos Montt

Jun 16 Efraín Ríos Montt, Guatemalan general and dictator convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity, born in Huehuetenango, Guatemala (d. 2018)

Dictator and President of Guatemala Efraín Ríos Montt
Dictator and President of Guatemala
Efraín Ríos Montt
  • Jun 17 Alan Walters, political economist
  • Jun 18 Patricia Hutchinson, British ambassador (Uruguay)
  • Jun 18 Tom Wicker, columnist (NY Times)
  • Jun 20 Arthur Bell, royal botanic gardens director (Kew Gardens)
  • Jun 21 Conrad Hall, Tahitian-born cinematographer (d. 2003)
  • Jun 25 Ingeborg Bachmann, Austria author/poet
  • 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 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 Robert Fogel, American economic historian and Nobel laureate, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 1 Carl Hahn, German automotive executive
  • Jul 2 Octavian Paler, Romanian writer, journalist, (d. 2007)
  • 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 5 Haya van Someren-Downer, 2nd Member of parliament (Dutch Lib Party)
  • 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 9 Mathilde Krim, American medical researcher and founding chairman of amfAR (Foundation for AIDS Research), born in Como, Italy (d. 2018)
  • Jul 11 Ralph D Abernathy, American president (SCLC)
  • Jul 11 Frederick Buechner, American author
  • 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 18 Robert Sloman, writer (d. 2005)
  • Jul 18 Margaret Laurence, Canadian writer (d. 1987)
  • Jul 19 Max Sordam, Suriname warden/writer (Dictionary Sranantongo)
  • Jul 21 Gerald Ian Lacey, architect/town planner