Died On August 26th

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Discover the most famous people who died on August 26. The list includes people like Charles Lindbergh, William James, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Charles Boyer. Famous personalities featured on this list, include psychologists, philosophers, journalists and composers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Japan and many more countries.
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Charles Lindbergh
(Remembered for Making the First Nonstop Solo Flight Across the Atlantic)
Charles Lindbergh
23
Birthdate: February 4, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 1974
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 2 
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
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Birthdate: October 24, 1632
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Delft, Netherlands
Died: 1723
 3 
Laura Branigan
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 2004
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 4 
William James
(Philosopher, Psychologist)
William James
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Birthdate: January 11, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1910
 5 
Neil Simon
(Playwright & Screenwriter)
Neil Simon
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York
Died: 2018
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 6 
Ted Knight
(Known for Playing Comedic Roles in Various Sitcoms)
Ted Knight
5
Birthdate: December 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1986
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 7 
Dominick Dunne
0
Birthdate: October 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2009
 8 
Charles Boyer
(French-American Actor)
Charles Boyer
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Birthdate: August 28, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Figeac, France
Died: 1978
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Lon Chaney
(Actor)
Lon Chaney
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Birthdate: April 1, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Died: 1930
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 10 
Louis Philippe I
(The Last King and Penultimate Monarch of France)
Louis Philippe I
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Birthdate: October 6, 1773
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Domaine National du Palais-Royal, Paris, France
Died: 1850
 11 
Ralph Vaughan Williams
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 12, 1872
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Down Ampney, England
Died: 1958
 12 
Alvin Karpis
(Depression-Era Gangster and Leader of the 'Barker–Karpis' Gang )
Alvin Karpis
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 10, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 1979
 13 
Tex Avery
(Golden Age Animator & Creator of Classic Cartoon Characters 'Bugs Bunny', 'Daffy Duck' and 'Porky Pig')
Tex Avery
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Birthdate: February 26, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Taylor, Texas, United States
Died: 1980
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 14 
Kay Francis
(Actress)
Kay Francis
2
Birthdate: January 13, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 1968
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 15 
Alessandro Cagliostro
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 2, 1743
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: 1795
 16 
Mike Kellin
(Actor, Military officer)
Mike Kellin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1983
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen
0
Birthdate: May 12, 1879
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: 1945
 18 
Tobe Hooper
(Director)
Tobe Hooper
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Birthdate: January 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA
Died: 2017
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 19 
Irving Stone
(Writer)
Irving Stone
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 14, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Died: 1989
 20 
Friedrich Miescher
(First Scientist to Isolate Nucleic Acid in 1869)
Friedrich Miescher
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 13, 1844
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: 1895
 21 
Ransom Eli Olds
(Automotive designer)
Ransom Eli Olds
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Birthdate: June 3, 1864
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Geneva, Ohio, United States
Died: 1950
 22 
Lynden Pindling
(Prime minister of The Bahamas)
Lynden Pindling
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nassau, The Bahamas
Died: 2000
 23 
Frans Hals
(Dutch Golden Age Painter Who is Known for His Loose Painterly Brushwork)
Frans Hals
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Birthdate: 1582 AD
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Died: 1666
 24 
John B. Floyd
(Politician)
John B. Floyd
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 1, 1806
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Died: 1863
 25 
Evelyn Wood
(Educator)
Evelyn Wood
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 8, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Logan, Utah
Died: 1995
 26 
H. A. Rey
(Illustrator)
H. A. Rey
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Birthdate: September 16, 1898
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 1977
 27 
Akbar Bugti
(Politician)
Akbar Bugti
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Barkhan
Died: 2006
 28 
Ismail al-Azhari
(Third President of Sudan)
Ismail al-Azhari
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 20, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Omdurman, Sudan
Died: 1969
 29 
Hertha Ayrton
(British Engineer, Mathematician, Physicist and Inventor Known for Her Work With the 'Electric Arcs')
Hertha Ayrton
0
Birthdate: April 28, 1854
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Died: 1923
Ottokar II of Bohemia
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Birthdate: 1223 AD
Birthplace: Městec Králové, Czechia
Died: 1278
 31 
Anne Marie DOrleans
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Birthdate: August 27, 1669
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Château de Saint-Cloud, France
Died: 1728
 32 
Thomas Bradwardine
(British Mathematician, Physicist and Archbishop of Canterbury)
Thomas Bradwardine
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1300 AD
Birthplace: Chichester, England
Died: 1349
 33 
Ellie Greenwich
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Songwriter, Record producer)
Ellie Greenwich
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2009
 34 
William Byrd II
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 28, 1674
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Died: 1744
 35 
Gerald Carr
(American Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineer Who Commanded the 'Skylab 4 Mission')
Gerald Carr
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: 2020
 36 
Vilhjalmur Stefansson
(Canadian Explorer Known for Exploring the Arctic)
Vilhjalmur Stefansson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 3, 1879
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manitoba, Canada
Died: 1962
 37 
Franz Werfel
(Austrian Novelist, Playwright, and Poet Best Known for His Works of Historical Fiction)
Franz Werfel
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 1945
 38 
Matthias Erzberger
(Politician, Journalist, Diplomat)
Matthias Erzberger
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 20, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Münsingen
Died: 1921
 39 
Denis Papin
(French physicist, mathematician)
Denis Papin
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 22, 1647
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Blois, France
Died: 1713
 40 
Frederick Reines
(Physicist)
Frederick Reines
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 16, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Orange, California
Died: 1998
Ernest, Elector of Saxony
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Birthdate: March 24, 1441
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Meissen, Germany
Died: 1486
 42 
Mika Waltari
(Finnish Writer Best Known for His Novel 'The Egyptian')
Mika Waltari
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 19, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: 1979
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 43 
Lotte Lehmann
(Soprano)
Lotte Lehmann
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 27, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Perleberg, Germany
Died: 1976
 44 
Thomas Gordon
(psychologist)
Thomas Gordon
0
Birthdate: March 11, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: 2002
 45 
George Preca
(Priest)
George Preca
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 12, 1880
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Valletta, Malta
Died: 1962
 46 
Hamaguchi Osachi
(Prime Minister of Japan (March 1931 – April 1931, 1929 - 1930))
Hamaguchi Osachi
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 1, 1870
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kōchi, Japan
Died: 1931
 47 
Roger Nash Baldwin
(Sociologist, Trade unionist)
Roger Nash Baldwin
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 21, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Died: 1981
 48 
Dirk Mudge
(Politician)
Dirk Mudge
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rusthof, Otjiwarongo, South West Africa
Died: 2020
 49 
Remo Giazotto
(Musicologist)
Remo Giazotto
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 4, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1998
 50 
Migjeni
(Poet)
Migjeni
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shkodër, Albania
Died: 1938