On This Day

Birthdays in History in October 1926

  • Oct 2 Jan Morris, Welsh journalist, historian and travel writer (Among the Cities, Hong Kong, Journeys), born in Clevedon, Somerset, England (d. 2020)
  • Oct 5 Willi Unsoeld, American mountaineer (First ascent of the West Ridge of Mount Everest), born in Arcata, California (d. 1979)
  • Oct 11 Nhất Hạnh, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, born in Huế, Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, Vietnam
  • Oct 12 César Pelli, Argentine American architect (Petronas Towers), born in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina (d. 2019)
  • Oct 15 Ed McBain [Evan Hunter], American writer (Blackboard Jungle), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Oct 15 Michel Foucault, French philosopher and historian (The History of Sexuality), born in Poitiers (d. 1984)
  • Oct 17 Karl Gordon Henize, American astronomer and NASA astronaut (STS-51-F), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • Oct 18 Thomas Millar, Australian historian and political scientist, born in Kalamunda, Western Australia (d. 1994)
  • Oct 19 Joel Feinberg, American moral philosopher (d. 2004)
  • Oct 22 Jan A de Jonge, Dutch historian
  • Oct 25 Ismail Gulgee, Pakistani painter, born in Peshawar, Pakistan (d. 2007)
  • 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 31 Jimmy Savile, English entertainer and suspected sexual predator, born in Leeds (d. 2011)

About October 1926

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

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Signs: Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22), Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)