Famous People Born In 1926

Discover the most famous people born in 1926. The list includes people like Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Hefner, Fidel Castro, Michel Foucault, David Attenborough and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, physicists and directors born in 1926. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Germany and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Queen Elizabeth II
(Queen of the United Kingdom)

Queen Elizabeth II
141
Birthdate: 21st April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England

 2 

Marilyn Monroe
96
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 4, 1962

 3 
David Attenborough
(Broadcaster)

David Attenborough
74
Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Isleworth, England
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 4 
Mel Brooks
(Actor, Comedian And Filmmaker)

Mel Brooks
11
Birthdate: 28th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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 5 
Miles Davis
(Trumpeter and one of the Most Prominent Figures in the History of Jazz)

Miles Davis
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States
Died: September 28, 1991

 6 
Chuck Berry
(One of the Most Influential “Rock 'n' Roll” Performers in Music History)

Chuck Berry
19
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: March 18, 2017
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 7 

Andy Griffith
10
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Airy
Died: July 3, 2012
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 8 
Harper Lee
(Novelist)

Harper Lee
10
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monroeville, Alabama, United States
Died: February 19, 2016
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 9 
Jerry Lewis
(Comedian, Actor and One of the Most Significant American Cultural Figures of All Time)

Jerry Lewis
14
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: August 20, 2017

 10 
Hugh Hefner
(Founder of Playboy Magazine)

Hugh Hefner
33
Listed In: Publishers
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 27, 2017
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 11 
Tony Bennett
(Singer)

Tony Bennett
11
Listed In: Pop Singers
Birthdate: 3rd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States

 12 
Don Rickles
(Stand-up Comedian Who Was Known for His Insult Comedy)

Don Rickles
11
Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: April 6, 2017
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Leslie Nielsen
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Films: ‘Forbidden Planet’, ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ and ‘Airplane!’)

Leslie Nielsen
6
Birthdate: 11th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Regina, Canada
Died: November 28, 2010

 14 
John Coltrane
(One of the Most Influential Saxophonists in Music History)

John Coltrane
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: HaHamlet, North Carolina, United States
Died: July 17, 1967
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 15 
Gus Grissom
(Astronaut)

Gus Grissom
19
Listed In: Astronauts
Birthdate: 3rd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mitchell, Indiana, United States
Died: January 27, 1967

 16 
Fidel Castro
(Former Prime Minister of Cuba)

Fidel Castro
68
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Birán, Cuba
Died: November 26, 2016
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Cloris Leachman
10
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Died: January 27, 2021

 18 

Harry Dean Stanton
10
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Irvine, Kentucky
Died: September 15, 2017
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 19 
Paul Lynde
(Comedian)

Paul Lynde
5
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
Died: January 10, 1982

 20 
Fred Gwynne
(Best Known for His Roles in the 1960s Sitcoms: ‘Car 54, Where Are You?’ and 'The Munsters')

Fred Gwynne
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: July 2, 1993
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Peter Graves
14
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 18th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: March 14, 2010

 22 
Vasili Arkhipov
(Submariner)

Vasili Arkhipov
1
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zvorkovo, Russia
Died: August 19, 1998
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 23 
Ann B. Davis
(Actress)

Ann B. Davis
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States
Died: June 1, 2014

 24 
John Derek
(Actor & Director)

John Derek
8
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: May 22, 1998
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 25 
Haji Mastan
(Gangster, Smuggler)

Haji Mastan
22
Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Panaikulam, Ramanathapuram District (Madras Presidency now Tamil Nadu), British India
Died: May 9, 1994

 26 

Claude Akins
9
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nelson, Georgia, United States
Died: January 27, 1994
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 27 
Julie London
(Singer, Actress)

Julie London
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, United States
Died: October 18, 2000

 28 
Patricia Neal
(A major star of the 1950s and 60s, she was the recipient of an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and two British Academy Film Awards)

Patricia Neal
5
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Packard, Kentucky, United States
Died: August 8, 2010
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 29 
Soupy Sales
(Comedian)

Soupy Sales
3
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Franklinton, North Carolina, United States
Died: October 22, 2009

 30 

Richard Crenna
2
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 17, 2003

 31 
Sathya Sai Baba
(Spiritual Guru)

Sathya Sai Baba
11
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Puttaparthi
Died: April 24, 2011

 32 
Alan Greenspan
(Economist)

Alan Greenspan
7
Listed In: Economists
Birthdate: 6th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington Heights, New York, United States

 33 

Bing Russell
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 5th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
Died: April 8, 2003

 34 
Jean Peters
(Actress)

Jean Peters
1
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, USA
Died: October 13, 2000

 35 
James Best
(Actor)

James Best
7
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Powderly, Kentucky, United States
Died: April 6, 2015

 36 
Michel Foucault
(Philosopher & Historian)

Michel Foucault
22
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poitiers, France
Died: June 25, 1984

 37 
Thich Nhat Hanh
(Buddhist monk and peace activist who has founded dozens of schools and universities and has published over 100 books.)

Thich Nhat Hanh
2
Listed In: Peace Activists
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Huế, Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, French Indochina

 38 
Ingvar Kamprad
(Founder of IKEA)

Ingvar Kamprad
11
Birthdate: 30th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pjätteryd, Sweden
Died: January 27, 2018

 39 
Allen Ginsberg
(Poet, Writer)

Allen Ginsberg
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 5, 1997

 40 
Alfredo Di Stéfano
(Football player)

Alfredo Di Stéfano
8
Listed In: Football Players
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Barracas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: July 7, 2014

 41 
Noor Jehan
(Singer and Actress)

Noor Jehan
21
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kasur
Died: December 23, 2000

 42 
Jeffrey Hunter
(Actor Known for His 1965 Role as 'Captain Christopher Pike' in the Original Pilot Episode of 'Star Trek')

Jeffrey Hunter
3
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: May 27, 1969

 43 
Ruth Ellis
(British Nightclub Hostess and Convicted Murderer who Became the Last Woman to be Hanged in the UK)

Ruth Ellis
9
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 9th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rhyl, Flintshire, Wales, UK
Died: July 13, 1955

 44 
Mickey Hargitay
(Best Known for His Films: ‘Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?’, ‘The Loves of Hercules’ and ‘Promises! Promises!’)

Mickey Hargitay
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 6th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 14, 2006

 45 
Georgia Holt
(Singer)

Georgia Holt
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kensett, Arkansas, United States

 46 
George Martin
(English Record Producer and Composer Best Known for His Associations with the Rock Band 'The Beatles')

George Martin
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Highbury, London, England
Died: March 8, 2016

 47 

Kenneth Williams
4
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: April 15, 1988

 48 
Charlotte Rae
(Actress)

Charlotte Rae
6
Birthdate: 22nd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died: August 5, 2018

 49 
Abdus Salam
(Theoretical Physicist)

Abdus Salam
1
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sahiwal
Died: November 21, 1996

 50 

Lenny Montana
3
Birthdate: 13th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 12, 1992