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.

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
(Actress)

1st June

American

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
(Broadcaster, Naturalist)

8th May

British

Tony BennettTony Bennett
(Pop Singer)

3rd August

American

Fidel CastroFidel Castro
(Cuban Revolutionary Leader)

13th August

Cuban

Mel BrooksMel Brooks
(American Film Director, Comedian, Actor & Producer)

28th June

American

Queen Elizabeth IIQueen Elizabeth II
(Queen of the United Kingdom)

21st April

British

Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
(Founder of Playboy Magazine)

9th April

American

Miles DavisMiles Davis
(Jazz Trumpeter)

26th May

American

Andy GriffithAndy Griffith
(Actor)

1st June

American

Don RicklesDon Rickles

8th May

American

Jerry LewisJerry Lewis
(Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Director)

16th March

American

Michel FoucaultMichel Foucault
(French philosopher)

15th October

French

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Chuck BerryChuck Berry
(Guitarist)

18th October

American

Jimmy SavileJimmy Savile
(DJ, Television & Radio Personality)

31st October

British

Leslie NielsenLeslie Nielsen

11th February

Canadian,American

Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
(Comedian, Actress)

30th April

American

John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
(Jazz saxophonist and composer)

23rd September

American

Harper LeeHarper Lee
(Novelist)

28th April

American

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Harry Dean StantonHarry Dean Stanton
(Aactor)

14th July

American

Gus GrissomGus Grissom
(Astronaut)

3rd April

American

Alan GreenspanAlan Greenspan
(American economist)

6th March

American

Svetlana AlliluyevaSvetlana Alliluyeva
(Joseph Stalin's Daughter)

28th February

Russian

Paul LyndePaul Lynde

13th June

American

Allen GinsbergAllen Ginsberg
(Poet)

3rd June

American

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Sathya Sai BabaSathya Sai Baba
(Spiritual Guru)

23rd November

Indian

Bhupen HazarikaBhupen Hazarika
(Musician, Singer, Poet, Filmmaker, Lyricist)

8th September

Indian

Joe PaternoJoe Paterno
(American Football Player)

21st December

American

Peter GravesPeter Graves
(Actor)

18th March

American

Ingvar KampradIngvar Kamprad
(Business magnate)

30th March

Swedish

George MartinGeorge Martin
(Record Producer, Musician, Composer)

3rd January

British

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Haji MastanHaji Mastan
(Gangster, Smuggler)

1st March

Indian

Jiang ZeminJiang Zemin
(Politician)

17th August

Chinese

Richard CrennaRichard Crenna
(Actor)

30th November

American

Kenneth WilliamsKenneth Williams
(Comedian)

22nd February

British

Vasili ArkhipovVasili Arkhipov
(Naval Officer)

30th January

Russian

Charlotte RaeCharlotte Rae
(Actress)

22nd April

American

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Ian PaisleyIan Paisley
(Politician)

6th April

Irish

Noor JehanNoor Jehan
(Singer and Actress)

21st September

Pakistani

Claude AkinsClaude Akins
(Actor)

25th May

American

Neal CassadyNeal Cassady

8th February

American

Murray RothbardMurray Rothbard
(Economist)

2nd March

American

Benjamin RuggieroBenjamin Ruggiero
(Mobster)

19th April

American

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Abdus SalamAbdus Salam
(Theoretical Physicist)

29th January

Pakistani

Hosea WilliamsHosea Williams
(Civil Rights Leader)

5th January

American

John BergerJohn Berger
(Novelist)

5th November

British

Nuon CheaNuon Chea
(Chief Ideologist of the Khmer Rouge)

7th July

Cambodian

John Richard SchlesingerJohn Schlesinger
(Film Director)

16th February

British

John FowlesJohn Fowles
(Writer & Teacher)

31st March

British

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Aaron KlugAaron Klug
(Chemist & Biophysicist)

11th August

British

Dario FoDario Fo
(Playwright)

24th March

Italian

Efraín Ríos MonttEfraín Ríos Montt
(Politician)

16th June

Guatemalan

Frederick BuechnerFrederick Buechner
(Author, Presbyterian Minister)

11th July

American

Tsung-Dao LeeTsung-Dao Lee
(Physicist)

24th November

Chinese,American

George HabashGeorge Habash
(Founder of The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine)

2nd August

Israeli,Jordanian

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Abdoulaye WadeAbdoulaye Wade
(Politician)

29th May

Senegalese

Valdas AdamkusValdas Adamkus
(Former President of Lithuania)

3rd November

Lithuanian

Paul BergPaul Berg
(Biochemist)

30th June

American

David H. HubelDavid H. Hubel
(Neurophysiologist)

27th February

American

Robert FogelRobert Fogel
(Economist)

1st July

American

Don DunstanDon Dunstan
(Former Premier of South Australia)

21st September

Australian,Fijian

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Donald A. GlaserDonald A. Glaser
(Physicist & Molecular Biologist)

21st September

American

A. R. AmmonsA. R. Ammons
(Poet)

18th February

American

Andrzej Viktor ‘Andrew’ SchallyAndrew Schally
(Endocrinologist)

30th November

Canadian,Polish,American

Ben Roy MottelsonBen Roy Mottelson
(Physicist)

9th July

Danish,American

Henry Way KendallHenry Way Kendall
(Physicist)

9th December

American

Salvador Jorge BlancoSalvador Jorge Blanco
(Former President of the Dominican Republic)

5th July

Dominican

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John GardnerJohn Gardner
(Writer)

26th November

British

David WagonerDavid Wagoner
(Poet, Novelist, Professor)

5th June

American

Aaron Jean-Marie LustigerAaron Jean-Marie Lustiger
(French cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church)

17th September

French

Bal ThackerayBal Thackeray
(Politician, Journalist, Painter)

23rd January

Indian

Patricia NealPatricia Neal
(actor, television actor, film actor)

20th January

American

Eric MorecambeEric Morecambe
(actor, comedian)

14th May

British

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Klaus KinskiKlaus Kinski
(Actor)

18th October

German,American

Julie LondonJulie London
(Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Character actor, Stage actor, Television actor)

26th September

American

Alfredo Di StéfanoAlfredo Di Stéfano
(Association football player, Association football manager)

4th July

Argentinian,Colombian,Spanish

Ann B. DavisAnn B. Davis
(actor, film actor, television actor)

3rd May

Roger CormanRoger Corman
(American film producer)

5th April

American

H. R. HaldemanH. R. Haldeman
(Government Official)

30th November

American

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Christine JorgensenChristine Jorgensen
(Actor)

30th May

American

Richard MathesonRichard Matheson
(writer, screenwriter, novelist, science fiction writer)

20th February

American

Don MessickDon Messick
(Actor, Dub actor, Stage actor)

7th September

American

Irene PapasIrene Papas
(actor)

3rd September

Greek

James LiptonJames Lipton
(actor, screenwriter, poet, television presenter)

19th September

American

Norman JewisonNorman Jewison
(Film director, Film producer, Actor, Screenwriter)

21st July

Canadian

John GokongweiJohn Gokongwei
(Businessperson)

11th August

Romano MussoliniRomano Mussolini
(pianist, poet, painter, jazz musician)

26th September

Italian

Big Mama ThorntonBig Mama Thornton
(Musician, Singer)

11th December

American

Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
(choreographer, painter, model)

24th February

French

Tim LaHayeTim LaHaye
(Author, Pastor)

27th April

American

Don ArdenDon Arden
(Impresario, Talent agent, Talent manager)

4th January

British

Margaret LaurenceMargaret Laurence
(Novelist, Writer, Children's writer)

18th July

Canadian

Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
(Anthropologist, University teacher, Sociologist)

23rd August

American

Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi
(Human rights activist, Writer, Poet, Novelist, Educator, Short story writer)

14th January

Indian

Elizabeth II of the United KingdomElizabeth II of the United Kingdom
(Queen)

21st April

British

Leopoldo GaltieriLeopoldo Galtieri
(Military personnel, Politician)

15th July

Argentinian

Hilary PutnamHilary Putnam
(Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher, Non-fiction writer, Computer scientist)

31st July

American

Ivan IllichIvan Illich
(Writer, Historian, Educationist, Philosopher, Literary critic, Anthropologist)

4th September

Austrian

Joan SutherlandJoan Sutherland
(Singer, Opera singer)

7th November

Australian

Maria SchellMaria Schell
(Actor, Writer, Biographer)

15th January

Austrian,Swiss