On This Day

Birthdays in History in December 1926

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 17 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), born in Southampton (d. 1994)
  • 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 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 24 Paul Buissonneau, French-born Quebec theatre director, born in Paris, France (d. 2014)
  • Dec 26 Edgar D Ngoyi, South African ANC leader (17 yrs in Robbeneiland Jail)

About December 1926

How Old? 94 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Signs: Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21), Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)