May 23
Today In History

Birthdays In History 1926

1926 Kazys Petkevičius Lithuanian basketball player and coach (d. 2008)

1926 Gino Marchetti American football player (d. 2019)

1926 W. Michael Blumenthal American economist and politician 64th United States Secretary of the Treasury

1926 Veikko Karvonen Finnish runner (d. 2007)

1926 W. D. Snodgrass American poet (d. 2009)

1926 Hosea Williams American businessman and activist (d. 2000)

1926 Ralph Branca American baseball player (d. 2016)

1926 Pat Flaherty American race car driver (d. 2002)

1926 Mickey Hargitay Hungarian-American actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)

1926 Kim Jong-pil South Korean lieutenant and politician 11th Prime Minister of South Korea (d. 2018)

1926 Evelyn Lear American operatic soprano (d. 2012)

1926 Kerwin Mathews American actor (d. 2007)

1926 Kelucharan Mohapatra Indian dancer and choreographer (d. 2004)

1926 Hanae Mori Japanese fashion designer (d. 2022)

1926 Soupy Sales American comedian and actor (d. 2009)

1926 Jean-Pierre Côté Canadian lawyer and politician 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 2002)

1926 Musallam Bseiso Palestinian journalist and politician (d. 2017)

1926 Lev Dyomin Russian colonel pilot and astronaut (d. 1998)

1926 Morton Feldman American composer and academic (d. 1987)

1926 Ray Price American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

1926 Michael Bond English author created Paddington Bear (d. 2017)

1926 Carolyn Gold Heilbrun American author and academic (d. 2003)

1926 Melba Liston American trombonist and composer (d. 1999)

1926 Frank Aletter American actor (d. 2009)

1926 Warren Mitchell English actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)

1926 Tom Tryon American actor and author (d. 1991)

1926 Maria Schell Austrian-Swiss actress (d. 2005)

1926 Newton N. Minow American lawyer and politician

1926 Moira Shearer Scottish-English ballerina and actress (d. 2006)

1926 Clyde Walcott Barbadian cricketer (d. 2006)

1926 Randolph Bromery American geologist and academic (d. 2013)

1926 Hans Massaquoi German-American journalist and author (d. 2013)

1926 Fritz Weaver American actor (d. 2016)

1926 David Tudor American pianist and composer (d. 1996)

1926 Clive Donner British director (d. 2010)

1926 Franco Evangelisti Italian composer (d. 1980)

1926 Steve Reeves American bodybuilder and actor (d. 2000)

1926 Roger Taillibert French architect (d. 2019)

1926 Robert J. White American neurosurgeon (d. 2010)

1926 Bal Thackeray Indian journalist cartoonist and politician (d. 2012)

1926 Ruth Asawa American sculptor (d. 2013)

1926 Georges Lautner French director and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1926 Dick McGuire American basketball player and coach (d. 2010)

1926 Farman Fatehpuri Pakistani linguist and scholar (d. 2013)

1926 Joseph Bacon Fraser Jr. American architect and businessman co-founded the Sea Pines Company (d. 2014)

1926 Abdus Salam Pakistani-British physicist and academic Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)

1926 Tom Alston American baseball player (d. 1993)

1926 Chuck Willis American singer-songwriter (d. 1958)

1926 Valéry Giscard d'Estaing French academic and politician 20th President of France (d. 2020)

1926 Hans-Jochen Vogel German lawyer and politician 8th Mayor of Berlin (d. 2020)

1926 Gyula Grosics Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2014)

1926 Konstantin Feoktistov Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 2009)

1926 Neal Cassady American author and poet (d. 1968)

1926 Birgitte Reimer Danish film actress (d. 2021)

1926 Garret FitzGerald Irish lawyer and politician 7th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 2011)

1926 Sidney Bryan Berry American general (d. 2013)

1926 Danny Blanchflower Northern Irish soldier footballer and manager (d. 1993)

1926 Paul Bocuse French chef (d. 2018)

1926 Leslie Nielsen Canadian-American actor and producer (d. 2010)

1926 Fay Ajzenberg-Selove American nuclear physicist (d. 2012)

1926 Margot Frank German-Dutch holocaust victim (d. 1945)

1926 John Schlesinger English actor and director (d. 2003)

1926 Wallace Berman American painter and illustrator (d. 1976)

1926 György Kurtág Hungarian composer and academic

1926 Matthew Bucksbaum American businessman and philanthropist co-founded General Growth Properties (d. 2013)

1926 Gillian Lynne English ballerina choreographer and director (d. 2018)

1926 Richard Matheson American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1926 Bob Richards American Olympic track and field athlete (d. 2023)

1926 María de la Purísima Salvat Romero Spanish Roman Catholic nun; later canonized (d. 1998)

1926 Kenneth Williams English actor and screenwriter (d. 1988)

1926 Dave Sands Australian boxer (d. 1952)

1926 Masatoshi Gündüz Ikeda Japanese-Turkish mathematician and academic; developed algebraic number theory (d. 2003)

1926 David H. Hubel Canadian-American neurophysiologist and academic Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

1926 Robert Clary French-American actor and author (d. 2022)

1926 Cesare Danova Italian-American actor (d. 1992)

1926 Allan Stanley Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2013)

1926 Bernard Agré Ivorian cardinal (d. 2014)

1926 Murray Rothbard American economist and historian (d. 1995)

1926 James Merrill American poet and playwright (d. 1995)

1926 Henri de Contenson French archaeologist and academic (d. 2019)

1926 Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma French businessman soldier and racing driver (d. 2018)

1926 Pascual Pérez Argentinian boxer (d. 1977)

1926 Don Rendell English saxophonist and flute player (d. 2015)

1926 Francisco Rabal Spanish actor director and screenwriter (d. 2001)

1926 Joe Franklin American radio and television host (d. 2015)

1926 Marques Haynes American basketball player (d. 2015)

1926 George Ariyoshi American lawyer and politician 3rd Governor of Hawaii

1926 Arthur A. Hartman American career diplomat (d. 2015)

1926 John Clellon Holmes American author and professor (d. 1988)

1926 David Nadien American violinist (d. 2014)

1926 Carlos Roberto Reina Honduran lawyer and politician President of Honduras (d. 2003)

1926 François Morel Canadian pianist composer conductor and educator (d. 2018)

1926 Ben Johnston American composer and academic (d. 2019)

1926 Norm Van Brocklin American football player and coach (d. 1983)

1926 Charles Goodell American lawyer and politician (d. 1987)

1926 Siegfried Lenz Polish-German author and playwright (d. 2014)

1926 Peter Graves American actor and director (d. 2010)

1926 André Delvaux Belgian director and screenwriter (d. 2002)

1926 Riz Ortolani Italian composer and conductor (d. 2014)

1926 László Papp Hungarian boxer (d. 2003)

1926 Shirley Jean Rickert American actress (d. 2009)

1926 Jaime Sabines Mexican poet and politician (d. 1999)

1926 Gene Shalit American journalist and critic

1926 Frank O'Hara American writer (d. 1966)

1926 Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart 18th Duchess of Alba (d. 2014)

1926 Polly Umrigar Indian cricketer (d. 2006)

1926 Vladimir Bolotin Russian physicist (d. 2008)

1926 Moshe Sanbar Hungarian-Israeli banker and economist (d. 2012)

1926 John Fowles English novelist (d. 2005)

1926 Beni Montresor Italian director set designer author and illustrator (d. 2001)

1926 Rocco Petrone American colonel and engineer (d. 2006)

1926 Jack Brabham Australian race car driver (d. 2014)

1926 Rudra Rajasingham Sri Lankan police officer and diplomat (d. 2006)

1926 Alex Grammas American baseball player manager and coach (d. 2019)

1926 Gus Grissom American colonel pilot and astronaut (d. 1967)

1926 Ronnie Masterson Irish actress (d. 2014)

1926 Roger Corman American actor director producer and screenwriter

1926 Liang Yusheng Chinese writer (d. 2009)

1926 Sergio Franchi Italian-American singer and actor (d. 1990)

1926 Gil Kane Latvian-American author and illustrator (d. 2000)

1926 Randy Weston American jazz pianist and composer (d. 2018)

1926 Henry N. Cobb American architect and academic co-founded Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (d. 2020)

1926 Shecky Greene American comedian

1926 Jürgen Moltmann German theologian and academic

1926 Harris Wofford American politician author and civil rights activist (d. 2019)

1926 David Manker Abshire American commander and diplomat United States Permanent Representative to NATO (d. 2014)

1926 Victor Bouchard Canadian pianist and composer (d. 2011)

1926 Karl Rebane Estonian physicist and academic (d. 2007)

1926 Jane Withers American actress (d. 2021)

1926 Ellie Lambeti Greek actress (d. 1983)

1926 John Spencer-Churchill 11th Duke of Marlborough English businessman (d. 2014)

1926 Pierre Fabre French pharmacist founded Laboratoires Pierre Fabre (d. 2013)

1926 Doug Insole English cricketer (d. 2017)

1926 Rawya Ateya Egyptian captain and politician (d. 1997)

1926 Arthur Rowley English footballer manager and cricketer (d. 2002)

1926 Charlotte Rae American actress and singer (d. 2018)

1926 James Stirling Scottish architect designed the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and Seeley Historical Library (d. 1992)

1926 J.P. Donleavy American-Irish novelist and playwright (d. 2017)

1926 Rifaat el-Mahgoub Egyptian politician (d. 1990)

1926 Marilyn Erskine American actress

1926 Thorbjörn Fälldin Swedish farmer and politician 27th Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 2016)

1926 Johnny Craig American author and illustrator (d. 2001)

1926 Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner Austrian politician (d. 2008)

1926 Patricia Castell Argentine actress (d. 2013)

1926 Michael Mathias Prechtl German soldier and illustrator (d. 2003)

1926 Tim LaHaye American minister activist and author (d. 2016)

1926 Basil A. Paterson American lawyer and politician 59th Secretary of State of New York (d. 2014)

1926 Alan Reynolds English painter and educator (d. 2014)

1926 James Bama American artist and illustrator

1926 Bill Blackbeard American historian and author (d. 2011)

1926 Hulusi Sayın Turkish general (d. 1991)

1926 Elmer Kelton American journalist and author (d. 2009)

1926 Shrinivas Khale Indian composer (d. 2011)

1926 Cloris Leachman American actress and comedian (d. 2021)

1926 Peter Lax Hungarian-American mathematician and academic

1926 Gérard D. Levesque Canadian lawyer and politician 5th Deputy Premier of Quebec (d. 1993)

1926 Matt Baldwin Canadian curler and engineer

1926 David Stoddart Baron Stoddart of Swindon English politician (d. 2020)

1926 Gilles Grégoire Canadian politician co-founded the Parti Québécois (d. 2006)

1926 David Hurst German actor (d. 2019)

1926 Don Rickles American comedian and actor (d. 2017)

1926 Hugo Banzer Bolivian general and politician President of Bolivia (d. 2002)

1926 Paulette Poujol-Oriol Haitian educator and writer (d. 2011)

1926 Viren J. Shah Indian politician 21st Governor of West Bengal (d. 2013)

1926 Eric Morecambe English comedian and actor (d. 1984)

1926 Clermont Pépin Canadian pianist composer and educator (d. 2006)

1926 Anthony Shaffer English author playwright and screenwriter (d. 2001)

1926 David Ogilvy 13th Earl of Airlie English-Scottish soldier and politician

1926 Dietmar Schönherr Austrian-Spanish actor director and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1926 Franz Sondheimer German-English chemist and academic (d. 1981)

1926 Edward Parkes English engineer and academic (d. 2019)

1926 Peter Zadek German director and screenwriter (d. 2009)

1926 Bob Sweikert American race car driver (d. 1956)

1926 Robert Creeley American novelist essayist and poet (d. 2005)

1926 Basil Salvadore D'Souza Indian bishop (d. 1996)

1926 Joe Slovo Lithuanian-South African activist and politician (d. 1995)

1926 Stanley Baxter Scottish actor and screenwriter

1926 Claude Akins American actor (d. 1994)

1926 William Bowyer English painter and academic (d. 2015)

1926 Phyllis Gotlieb Canadian author and poet (d. 2009)

1926 David Wynne English sculptor and painter (d. 2014)

1926 Katie Boyle Italian-English actress and television host (d. 2018)

1926 Halaevalu Mataʻaho ʻAhomeʻe Queen Consort of Tonga (d. 2017)

1926 Abdoulaye Wade Senegalese academic and politician 3rd President of Senegal

1926 Johnny Gimble American country/western swing musician (d. 2015)

1926 Chiyonoyama Masanobu Japanese sumo wrestler the 41st Yokozuna (d. 1977)

1926 Milo O'Shea Irish-American actor (d. 2013)

1926 Flora MacDonald Canadian banker and politician 10th Canadian Minister of Communications (d. 2015)

1926 Robert Earl Hughes American who was the heaviest human being recorded in the history of the world during his lifetime (d. 1958)

1926 Ain Kaalep Estonian poet playwright and critic (d. 2020)

1926 Judith Malina German-American actress and director co-founded The Living Theatre (d. 2015)

1926 Paul Soros Hungarian-American engineer and businessman (d. 2013)

1926 Klaus Tennstedt German conductor (d. 1998)

1926 Jean-Noël Tremblay Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2020)

1926 Calvin "Fuzz" Jones American singer and bass player (d. 2010)

1926 Happy Rockefeller American philanthropist 31st Second Lady of the United States (d. 2015)

1926 Bruno Bartoletti Italian conductor (d. 2013)

1926 Lionel Jeffries English actor screenwriter and film director (d. 2010)

1926 Carlisle Floyd American composer and educator (d. 2021)

1926 Jérôme Lejeune French pediatrician and geneticist (d. 1994)

1926 Paul Lynde American actor and comedian (d. 1982)

1926 Don Newcombe American baseball player (d. 2019)

1926 Alfred Duraiappah Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and politician (d. 1975)

1926 Philip B. Crosby American businessman and author (d. 2001)

1926 Allan Sandage American astronomer and cosmologist (d. 2010)

1926 Tom Wicker American journalist and author (d. 2011)

1926 Erna Schneider Hoover American mathematician and inventor

1926 Rehavam Ze'evi Israeli general and politician 9th Israeli Minister of Tourism (d. 2001)

1926 Fred Cone American football player (d. 2021)

1926 Conrad Hall French-American cinematographer (d. 2003)

1926 George Englund American film editor director producer and actor (d. 2017)

1926 Rachid Solh Lebanese politician 48th Prime Minister of Lebanon (d. 2014)

1926 Lawson Soulsby Baron Soulsby of Swaffham Prior English microbiologist and parasitologist (d. 2017)

1926 Magda Herzberger Romanian author poet and composer survivor of the Holocaust (d. 2021)

1926 Annette Mbaye d'Erneville Senegalese writer

1926 Arnaldo Pomodoro Italian sculptor

1926 Ingeborg Bachmann Austrian author and poet (d. 1973)

1926 Kep Enderby Australian lawyer judge and politician 23rd Attorney-General for Australia (d. 2015)

1926 Stig Sollander Swedish Alpine skier (d. 2019)

1926 Kenny Baker American fiddler (d. 2011)

1926 Mahendra Bhatnagar Indian poet (d. 2020)

1926 Fernando Mönckeberg Barros Chilean surgeon

1926 Dinu Zamfirescu Romanian politician

1926 George Booth American cartoonist (d. 2022)

1926 Robert Ledley American academic and inventor (d. 2012)

1926 Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Kuwaiti ruler 3rd Emir of Kuwait (d. 2006)

1926 Julius W. Becton Jr. U.S lieutenant general

1926 Roger Stuart Bacon Nova Scotia politician

1926 Bobby Morgan American professional baseball player

1926 Paul Berg American biochemist and academic Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2023)

1926 David Berglas American magician and mentalist

1926 Robert Fogel American economist and academic Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

1926 Carl Hahn German businessman (d. 2023)

1926 Mohamed Abshir Muse Somali general (d. 2017)

1926 Hans Werner Henze German composer and educator (d. 2012)

1926 Octavian Paler Romanian journalist and politician (d. 2007)

1926 Johnny Coles American trumpet player (d. 1997)

1926 Rae Allen American actress singer and director (d. 2022)

1926 Laurence Street Australian jurist and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales (d. 2018)

1926 Lake Underwood American race car driver and businessman (d. 2008)

1926 Diana Lynn American actress (d. 1971)

1926 Sulev Vahtre Estonian historian and academic (d. 2007)

1926 Armando Silvestre Mexican-American actor

1926 Nuon Chea Cambodian politician (d. 2019)

1926 Anand Mohan Zutshi Gulzar Dehlvi Urdu poet (d. 2020)

1926 David Malet Armstrong Australian philosopher and author (d. 2014)

1926 John Dingell American lieutenant and politician (d. 2019)

1926 Martin Riesen Swiss professional ice hockey goaltender (d. 2003)

1926 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Swiss-American psychiatrist and author (d. 2004)

1926 Murphy Anderson American illustrator (d. 2015)

1926 Ben Roy Mottelson American-Danish physicist and academic Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2022)

1926 Pedro Dellacha Argentine football defender and coach (d. 2010)

1926 Mathilde Krim Italian-American medical researcher and health educator (d. 2018)

1926 Carleton Carpenter American actor magician songwriter and novelist (d. 2022)

1926 Fred Gwynne American actor (d. 1993)

1926 Frederick Buechner American minister theologian and author (d. 2022)

1926 Robert H. Justman American director producer and production manager (d. 2008)

1926 T. Loren Christianson American politician (d. 2019)

1926 Thomas Clark American politician (d. 2020)

1926 Wallace Jones American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)

1926 Harry Dean Stanton American actor musician and singer (d. 2017)

1926 Himayat Ali Shair Urdu poet (d. 2019)

1926 Driss Chraïbi Moroccan-French journalist and author (d. 2007)

1926 Raymond Gosling English physicist and academic (d. 2015)

1926 Sir John Graham 4th Baronet English diplomat (d. 2019)

1926 Édouard Carpentier French-Canadian wrestler (d. 2010)

1926 Willis Carto American activist and theorist (d. 2015)

1926 Margaret Laurence Canadian author and academic (d. 1987)

1926 Nita Bieber American actress (d. 2019)

1926 Bernard Pons French politician and medical doctor (d. 2022)

1926 Maunu Kurkvaara Finnish film director and screenwriter

1926 Helen Gallagher American actress singer and dancer

1926 Paul Burke American actor (d. 2009)

1926 Norman Jewison Canadian actor director and producer

1926 Rahimuddin Khan Pakistani general and politician 7th Governor of Balochistan (d. 2022)

1926 Bill Pertwee English actor (d. 2013)

1926 Karel Reisz Czech-English director and producer (d. 2002)

1926 Bryan Forbes English actor director producer and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1926 Wolfgang Iser German scholar literary theorist (d. 2007)

1926 Ludvík Vaculík Czech journalist and author (d. 2015)

1926 Grace Glueck American arts journalist (d. 2022)

1926 Whitey Lockman American baseball player coach and manager (d. 2009)

1926 Bernard Thompson British television producer and director (d. 1998)

1926 Beatriz Segall Brazilian actress (d. 2018)

1926 James Best American actor director and screenwriter (d. 2015)

1926 Dorothy E. Smith Canadian sociologist (d. 2022)

1926 Charlie Biddle American-Canadian bassist (d. 2003)

1926 Robert Kilpatrick Baron Kilpatrick of Kincraig Scottish physician academic and politician (d. 2015)

1926 Betye Saar American artist

1926 Bernard Nathanson American physician and activist (d. 2011)

1926 Hilary Putnam American mathematician computer scientist and philosopher (d. 2016)

1926 George Hauptfuhrer American basketball player and lawyer (d. 2013)

1926 Hannah Hauxwell English TV personality (d. 2018)

1926 Rona Anderson Scottish actress (d. 2013)

1926 Anthony Sampson English journalist and author (d. 2004)

1926 Gordon Scott American actor (d. 2007)

1926 George Irving Bell American physicist biologist and mountaineer (d. 2000)

1926 Perry Moss American football player and coach (d. 2014)

1926 Betsy Jolas French composer

1926 Jeri Southern American jazz singer and pianist (d. 1991)

1926 Elisabeth Beresford English journalist and author (d. 2010)

1926 Frank Finlay English actor (d. 2016)

1926 Clem Labine American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)

1926 János Rózsás Hungarian author (d. 2012)

1926 Norman Wexler American screenwriter (d. 1999)

1926 Stan Freberg American puppeteer voice actor and singer (d. 2015)

1926 Richard Anderson American actor and producer (d. 2017)

1926 Denis Atkinson Barbadian cricketer (d. 2001)

1926 Marie-Claire Alain French organist and educator (d. 2013)

1926 Carol Ruth Vander Velde American mathematician (d. 1972)

1926 Aaron Klug Lithuanian-English chemist and biophysicist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)

1926 Douglas Croft American child actor (d. 1963)

1926 John Derek American actor director and cinematographer (d. 1998)

1926 Joe Jones American R&B singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2005)

1926 Buddy Greco American singer and pianist (d. 2017)

1926 Julius Katchen American pianist and composer (d. 1969)

1926 Eddie Little Sky American actor (d. 1997)

1926 Sami Michael Iraqi-Israeli author and playwright

1926 John Silber American philosopher and academic (d. 2012)

1926 Konstantinos Stephanopoulos Greek lawyer and politician 6th President of Greece (d. 2016)

1926 Valerie Eliot English businesswoman (d. 2012)

1926 Angus Scrimm American actor and author (d. 2016)

1926 Frank Rosolino American jazz trombonist (d. 1978)

1926 Nobby Wirkowski American-Canadian football player and coach (d. 2014)

1926 Can Yücel Turkish poet and translator (d. 1999)

1926 Bob Flanigan American pop singer (d. 2011)

1926 Clifford Geertz American anthropologist and academic (d. 2006)

1926 Gyula Hernádi Hungarian author and screenwriter (d. 2005)

1926 Nancy Spero American painter and academic (d. 2009)

1926 Anahit Tsitsikian Armenian violinist and educator (d. 1999)

1926 Robert Vickrey American painter and author (d. 2011)

1926 George Brecht American-German chemist and composer (d. 2008)

1926 Kristen Nygaard Norwegian computer scientist and academic (d. 2002)

1926 Helene Ahrweiler Greek historian and academic

1926 Donn Fendler American author and speaker (d. 2016)

1926 Betty Lynn American actress (d. 2021)

1926 Daryl Gates American police officer created the D.A.R.E. Program (d. 2010)

1926 Abdur Rahman Biswas Bangladeshi banker and politician 10th President of Bangladesh (d. 2017)

1926 Gene Colan American illustrator (d. 2011)

1926 Russell Jones Australian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2012)

1926 Alison Lurie American author and academic (d. 2020)

1926 Irene Papas Greek actress (d. 2022)

1926 Uttam Kumar Indian Bengali actor director producer singer composer and playback singer (d. 1980)

1926 George William Gray British chemist who developed liquid crystals that made displays possible (d. 2013)

1926 Ivan Illich Austrian priest and philosopher (d. 2002)

1926 Bert Olmstead Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)

1926 Prince Claus of the Netherlands (d. 2002)

1926 Jack English Hightower American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)

1926 Arthur Oldham English composer and conductor (d. 2003)

1926 Maurice Prather American photographer and director (d. 2001)

1926 Samuel Goldwyn Jr. American director and producer (d. 2015)

1926 Donald J. Irwin American lawyer and politician 32nd Mayor of Norwalk (d. 2013)

1926 Patrick Jenkin Baron Jenkin of Roding English lawyer and politician Secretary of State for the Environment (d. 2016)

1926 Erich Juskowiak German footballer (d. 1983)

1926 Don Messick American voice actor (d. 1997)

1926 Bhupen Hazarika Indian singer-songwriter poet and director (d. 2011)

1926 Louise Abeita Isleta Pueblo (Native American) writer poet and educator (d. 2014)

1926 Yusuf al-Qaradawi Egyptian theologian and author (d. 2022)

1926 Beryl Cook English painter and illustrator (d. 2008)

1926 Eddie Miksis American baseball player (d. 2005)

1926 Andrew Brimmer American economist and academic (d. 2012)

1926 Emile Francis Canadian ice hockey player coach and manager (d. 2022)

1926 J. Frank Raley Jr. American soldier and politician (d. 2012)

1926 Michel Butor French author and critic (d. 2016)

1926 Richard Ellsasser American organist composer and conductor (d. 1972)

1926 Carmen Franco 1st Duchess of Franco Spanish noblewoman (d. 2017)

1926 Shohei Imamura Japanese director producer and screenwriter (d. 2006)

1926 Jean-Pierre Serre French mathematician and academic

1926 Henry Silva American actor (d. 2022)

1926 Eric Gross Austrian-Australian pianist and composer (d. 2011)

1926 John Knowles American novelist (d. 2001)

1926 Roger McKee American baseball player (d. 2014)

1926 Robert H. Schuller American pastor and author (d. 2015)

1926 Bill Black American bass player and bandleader (d. 1965)

1926 Curtis Harrington American actor director and screenwriter (d. 2007)

1926 Hovie Lister American minister and pianist (d. 2001)

1926 Jean-Marie Lustiger French cardinal (d. 2007)

1926 Jack McDuff American singer and organist (d. 2001)

1926 Bud Greenspan American director producer and screenwriter (d. 2010)

1926 Joe Kubert American author and illustrator founded The Kubert School (d. 2012)

1926 Victoria Barbă Moldovan animated film director (d. 2020)

1926 Masatoshi Koshiba Japanese physicist and academic Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2020)

1926 James Lipton American actor producer and screenwriter (d. 2020)

1926 Libero Liberati Italian motorcycle racer (d. 1962)

1926 Don Dunstan Fijian-Australian lawyer and politician 35th Premier of South Australia (d. 1999)

1926 Donald A. Glaser American physicist and neurobiologist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

1926 Fereydoon Moshiri Iranian poet and critic (d. 2000)

1926 Bill Smith American clarinet player and composer (d. 2020)

1926 André Cassagnes French toy maker created the Etch A Sketch (d. 2013)

1926 Jack Hyles American pastor and author (d. 2001)

1926 Aldo Ray American actor (d. 1991)

1926 Julie London American singer and actress (d. 2000)

1926 Manfred Mayrhofer Austrian philologist and academic (d. 2011)

1926 Steve Stavro Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2006)

1926 Jerry Clower American soldier comedian and author (d. 1998)

1926 Chuck Cooper American basketball player (d. 1984)

1926 Pete Elliott American football player and coach (d. 2013)

1926 Heino Kruus Estonian basketball player and coach (d. 2012)

1926 Robin Roberts American baseball player coach and sportscaster (d. 2010)

1926 Jan Morris Welsh historian and author (d. 2020)

1926 Gerardo P. Cabochan Filipino politician (d. 2014)

1926 Raymond Watson American businessman (d. 2012)

1926 Avraham Adan Israeli general (d. 2012)

1926 Willi Unsoeld American mountaineer and educator (d. 1979)

1926 Raaj Kumar Indian police officer and actor (d. 1996)

1926 Danièle Delorme French actress and producer (d. 2015)

1926 Oscar Brown American singer-songwriter playwright and actor (d. 2005)

1926 Richard Jaeckel American actor (d. 1997)

1926 Jean Alexander English actress (d. 2016)

1926 Yvon Dupuis Canadian politician (d. 2017)

1926 Thích Nhất Hạnh Vietnamese monk author and poet (d. 2022)

1926 Earle Hyman American actor (d. 2017)

1926 Neville Wran Australian lawyer and politician 35th Premier of New South Wales (d. 2014)

1926 Ray Brown American bassist and cellist (d. 2002)

1926 Tommy Whittle Scottish-English saxophonist (d. 2013)

1926 Killer Kowalski American wrestler (d. 2008)

1926 Eddie Yost American baseball player and coach (d. 2012)

1926 Willy Alberti Dutch singer and actor (d. 1985)

1926 James E. Akins American soldier and diplomat United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (d. 2010)

1926 Agustín García Calvo Spanish philosopher and poet (d. 2012)

1926 Michel Foucault French historian and philosopher (d. 1984)

1926 Ed McBain American author and screenwriter (d. 2005)

1926 Jean Peters American actress (d. 2000)

1926 Karl Richter German organist and conductor (d. 1981)

1926 Charles Dolan American businessman founded Cablevision and HBO

1926 Julie Adams American actress (d. 2019)

1926 Beverly Garland American actress (d. 2008)

1926 Roberto Lippi Italian race car driver (d. 2011)

1926 Klaus Kinski German-American actor director and screenwriter (d. 1991)

1926 Arne Bendiksen Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2009)

1926 Joel Feinberg American philosopher and academic (d. 2004)

1926 Vladimir Shlapentokh Ukrainian-American sociologist historian political scientist and academic (d. 2015)

1926 Marjorie Tallchief American ballerina (d. 2021)

1926 Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu English lieutenant and politician founded the National Motor Museum (d. 2015)

1926 Bob Rosburg American golfer (d. 2009)

1926 Leonard Rossiter English actor (d. 1984)

1926 Rafael Azcona Spanish author and screenwriter (d. 2008)

1926 Y. A. Tittle American football player (d. 2017)

1926 Panos Gavalas Greek singer (d. 1988)

1926 Boris Chetkov Russian painter (d. 2010)

1926 Henri Fertet French Resistance fighter (d. 1943)

1926 Takumi Shibano Japanese author and translator (d. 2010)

1926 Jon Vickers Canadian tenor and actor (d. 2015)

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