Died On March 26th

Discover the most famous people who died on March 26. The list includes people like Eazy-E, Ludwig van Beethoven, Walt Whitman, David Lloyd George, Raymond Chandler. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, inventors, playwrights and composers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, France and many more countries.
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Eazy-E
(Rapper Known as the 'Godfather of Gangsta Rap')
Eazy-E
139
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Died: 1995

Widely regarded as the godfather of gangsta rap, Eazy-E was a rapper and record producer. He played a major role in popularizing gangsta rap and West Coast rap by forming N.W.A, which is considered one of the most influential and greatest hip hop groups of all time. Eazy-E died at the age of 30 after being diagnosed with AIDS.

 2 
Ludwig van Beethoven
(One of the Most Admired Composers and Pianists in the History of Western Music)
Ludwig van Beethoven
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 17, 1770
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
Died: 1827

German composer and pianist, Ludwig van Beethoven, remains one of the most admired composers in the history of Western music even two centuries after his death. Born into a musical family, he was initially tutored by his father. He found success early as a pianist and went on to become an admired composer despite suffering from hearing-impairment.

 3 
Walt Whitman
(One of the Most Influential Poets in the American Canon, Regarded as the 'Father of Free Verse')
Walt Whitman
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Birthdate: May 31, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Hills, New York, United States
Died: 1892

Walt Whitman was an American poet, journalist, and essayist. Also a humanist, Whitman played a crucial role in the shift between transcendentalism and realism. Often referred to as the father of free verse, Whitman is one of the most influential American poets of all time. Several decades after his death, Walt Whitman's poetry remains influential.

 4 
Halston
(Fashion Designer)
Halston
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Died: 1990

Designer Halston began his career designing hats for American milliner Lilly Daché. He is primarily remembered for pioneering cashmere, or Ultrasued, in the mid-1970s. Known for his party-loving personality, he popularized the halter dress for women. He was also known for his homosexual relationship with Victor Hugo.

 5 
Geraldine Ferraro
(Politician)
Geraldine Ferraro
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 26, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States
Died: 2011
 6 
Sarah Bernhardt
(One of the Most Popular French Actresses of the Late 19th and Early 20th Century)
Sarah Bernhardt
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Birthdate: October 23, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1923

Sarah Bernhardt was a French actress known for playing important roles in popular French plays of the early-20th century.  Her decision to play Hamlet inspired Theresa Rebeck's play Bernhardt/Hamlet, in which Janet McTeer portrayed Sarah Bernhardt. In 1960, Bernhardt became the earliest born person to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 7 
Raymond Chandler
(Novelist and Screenwriter)
Raymond Chandler
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 23, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1959
 8 
Jan Berry
(Singer and songwriter)
Jan Berry
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2004
 9 
Sir Noël Peirce Coward
(English Playwright, Composer and Actor Best Known for His Wit and Flamboyance)
Sir Noël Peirce Coward
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 16, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Teddington, England
Died: 1973

Sir Noël Peirce Coward was an English composer, playwright, singer, director, and actor. Renowned for his flamboyance and wit, Coward's style and work continue to influence popular culture. A recipient of several prestigious awards, including an Academy Honorary Award, Coward did not acknowledge his homosexuality publicly, although it was later discussed by biographers like Graham Payn.

 10 
Paul Hester
(Former Drummer and Co-founder of Crowded House)
Paul Hester
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: 2005
 11 
Randy Castillo
(Musician)
Randy Castillo
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 10, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Died: 2002
 12 
David Lloyd George
(Former Chancellor of the Exchequer)
David Lloyd George
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 17, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chorlton-on-Medlock
Died: 1945
David Lloyd George, or the 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor, was the British prime minister from 1916 to 1922 and the first Welsh to hold the position. Though he was a Liberal, he was initially supported by the Conservatives. He was a key figure in the Paris Peace Conference.
 13 
Anthony Blunt
(Art Historian, University Teacher)
Anthony Blunt
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Birthdate: September 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bournemouth, Hampshire, England
Died: 1983
Art historian Anthony Blunt is best remembered as part of the spy group Cambridge Five. His confession, revealed after years, stripped him of his knighthood. An expert on the works of Baroque painter Nicolas Poussin, he had also authored works such as Art and Architecture in France 1500–1700.
 14 
David Packard
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Computer scientist)
David Packard
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 7, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pueblo
Died: 1996
 15 
John Winthrop
(Politician, Theologian)
John Winthrop
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 12, 1588
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Edwardstone, Suffolk, England
Died: 1649

John Winthrop was a British Puritan lawyer who played a major role in the establishment of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The colony was the second major settlement after Plymouth Colony in New England. A respected political figure, Winthrop has been cited by many modern-day politicians like Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, and Sarah Palin.

 16 
Jesse E. James
(Lawyer, Actor)
Jesse E. James
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 31, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nashville
Died: 1951
 17 
Curly Neal
(Basketball Player)
Curly Neal
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 18 
Jim Harrison
(Poet)
Jim Harrison
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grayling, Michigan, USA
Died: 2016
 19 
John Kennedy Toole
(Former author of the picaresque novel, A Confederacy of Dunces (published in 1980))
John Kennedy Toole
4
Birthdate: December 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1969
 20 
James Hutton
(Geologist)
James Hutton
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 3, 1726
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: 1797

The pioneer of modern geology, James Hutton laid down the principle of uniformitarianism in geology. While he was initially interested in chemistry, he had later also studied law and had then moved on to medicine. His iconic Theory of the Earth explained the science behind rock formations.

 21 
Richard Allen
(American Clergyman Who was the First Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church)
Richard Allen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 14, 1760
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1831

Born to slave parents, American clergyman Richard Allen became a Methodist convert at 22. He later founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church and served as its first bishop. Apart from establishing the first church for Blacks in the U.S., he worked on various aspects to improve the lives of Blacks.

 22 
Tadamichi Kuribayashi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 7, 1891
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Died: 1945

Tadamichi Kuribayashi was a Japanese general who served in the Imperial Japanese Army. He played an important role in the battle of Iwo Jima where he served as the overall commander of the Japanese garrison. The battle of Iwo Jima inspired the 2006 Japanese-language American war film Letters from Iwo Jima where Tadamichi Kuribayashi was played by actor Ken Watanabe.

 23 
Max Ophüls
(Film Director)
Max Ophüls
1
Birthdate: May 6, 1902
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saarbrücken, Germany
Died: 1957
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 24 
Lin Yutang
(One of the Most Well-Known Twentieth-Century Chinese Writers)
Lin Yutang
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Birthdate: October 10, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Banzai, Fujian, Zhangzhou, China
Died: 1976

Son of a Christian minister, Lin Yutang was initially supposed to join the ministry but later rejected Christianity to become a professor. His works include several Chinese and English books, such as Moment in Peking. He also introduced the concept of satire magazines in China with Lunyu banyuekan.

 25 
George Sisler
(Baseball Player)
George Sisler
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Franklin, Ohio, United States
Died: 1973
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Darlene Cates
(Actress)
Darlene Cates
2
Birthdate: December 13, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Borger, Texas, USA
Died: 2017
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 27 
Otis Boykin
(American Inventor and Engineer)
Otis Boykin
1
Birthdate: August 29, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: 1982
 28 
Diana Wynne Jones
(Known for Writing Fantasy and Speculative Fiction Novels for Children and Young Adults)
Diana Wynne Jones
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2011

Diana Wynne Jones was an English writer who is known for  fantasy and speculative fiction novels for children and young adults.. She began writing stories for her siblings at the age of thirteen. However, she was actually introduced to children's literature while reading out to her sons, starting to write on her own once her children started going to school, authoring more than forty books in her lifetime.

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Barbara Frum
(Journalist, Radio personality)
Barbara Frum
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Birthdate: September 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Niagara Falls
Died: 1992
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Sukumari
(Actress)
Sukumari
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Birthdate: October 6, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nagercoil, Travancore, British India (present-day Tamil Nadu, India)
Died: 2013

Sukumari was an Indian actress known for her contribution to Tamil and Malayalam films. One of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation, Sukumari acted in over 2,500 films in a career that spanned over 50 years. In 2003, she was honored with the Padma Shri. In 2011, she won the National Film Award for her performance in Namma Gramam. 

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Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma
(Political Activist and a Member of the 'House of Bourbon-Parma')
Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 28, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2020

Her activism and outspokenness had earned Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma the nickname Red Princess. Part of the Spanish royal family, she was educated at the Sorbonne. She later supported the Carlist movement and was a champion of women’s rights, too. She eventually died of COVID-19 at age 86.

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Augusta Savage
(Sculptor)
Augusta Savage
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 29, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Green Cove Springs
Died: 1962

Augusta Savage was an American sculptor best remembered for her association with the Harlem Renaissance. Savage also worked as a teacher and her studio served as an important tool to the development of the careers of several artists who went on to achieve national prominence. In 2008, Augusta Savage was inducted into the Florida Artist Hall of Fame. 

 33 
Spyridon Louis
(Greek Water Carrier, Marathon Runner and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Spyridon Louis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marousi, Greece
Died: 1940

Spiridon Louis was a Greek water carrier-turned-national hero. Louis achieved widespread popularity after becoming the first person to win the modern-day Olympic marathon at the 1896 Olympics in Athens. A former soldier, Louis is an example of an early rags-to-riches story where he wins the Olympic medal at a crucial moment and later becomes a police officer.

 34 
An Jung-geun
(Political activist)
An Jung-geun
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 2, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haeju, North Korea
Died: 1910
 35 
Alex Comfort
(Physician, Writer, University teacher, Psychiatrist)
Alex Comfort
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 10, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: 2000

Best known for his world-renowned bestselling sex manual The Joy of Sex and its equally successful follow-up books, British physician Alex Comfort had earned the nickname “Dr. Sex.” He had also written extensively on aging. He had apparently lost his left hand, except his thumb, in a gunpowder experiment.

 36 
Al-Hallaj
(Iranian Poet and Saint)
Al-Hallaj
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0858 AD
Birthplace: Fars Province, Iran
Died: 0922

Al-Hallaj was a Persian poet, mystic, and teacher of Sufism. An influential preacher, Al-Hallaj gained a wide following before entering into a conflict with the Abbasid court, which had him executed on religious and political charges on 26 March 922. Although he was criticized by many of his Sufi contemporaries, Al-Hallaj later became an important figure in the Sufi tradition.

 37 
Henry M. Leland
(American Machinist, Inventor, Automotive Entrepreneur and Founder of Automotive Brands ‘Cadillac’ and ‘Lincoln')
Henry M. Leland
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: February 16, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vermont, United States
Died: 1932

While initially working in the machine plants and firearms industries, Henry M. Leland gradually mastered the art of toolmaking and manufacturing. He later revolutionized the auto industry and was the man behind the car brands Cadillac and Lincoln. He introduced inventions such as the electric starter and the V-8 engine.

 38 
Sviatoslav I of Kiev
(Prince)
Sviatoslav I of Kiev
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Birthdate: 0943 AD
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Died: 0972
 39 
Joe Schermie
(Former Musician best known as the bass player for the 1970s American rock-pop group Three Dog Night)
Joe Schermie
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 2002
 40 
John Vanbrugh
(British Architect Best Known as the Designer of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard)
John Vanbrugh
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: January 24, 1664
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1726

Apart from being a Baroque-style architect, John Vanbrugh was also a well-known dramatist of the Restoration era. His works include the iconic The Provoked Wife and The Relapse, or, Virtue in Danger. His most-loved designs include Lord Carlisle’s Castle Howard in Yorkshire. A staunch Whig, he was also part of the Kit-Cat Club.

 41 
Whina Cooper
(New Zealand Protester)
Whina Cooper
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 9, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Te Karaka, New Zealand
Died: 1994

Whina Cooper was a New Zealand activist and a respected kuia. She is best remembered for her work concerning the rights of her people. Her work also aimed at supporting and encouraging Māori women to speak up about their problems. Whina Coope's nationally recognized activity earned her awards in both the New Zealand and British Royal Honours Systems. 

 42 
Manuel Marulanda
(Guerrilla leader)
Manuel Marulanda
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 13, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Génova, Colombia
Died: 2008
 43 
Joseph-Ignace Guillotin
(Physician)
Joseph-Ignace Guillotin
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 28, 1738
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saintes, France
Died: 1814
 44 
Ahmed Sékou Touré
(Political leader)
Ahmed Sékou Touré
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Faranah, Guinea
Died: 1984
 45 
Sugawara Michizane
(Scholar and statesman)
Sugawara Michizane
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 1, 0845
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Died: 0903

A court scholar, Sugawara Michizane had held various significant posts, such as the governor of Sanuki and the minister of the right. He redefined Chinese literature, particularly Kanshi poetry, but was later exiled to an island for suspected treason. He is revered as the deity of learning and literature, Tenman-Tenjin.

 46 
Wolfgang von Kempelen
(Hungarian Author and Inventor Known for His Chess-Playing “Automaton” Hoax the Turk and for His Speaking Machine)
Wolfgang von Kempelen
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Birthdate: January 23, 1734
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: 1804

Known as an eccentric thinker, Wolfgang von Kempelen is best remembered for his automatic chess-playing machine The Turk and his speaking machine. The Turk eventually turned out to be a hoax, designed by Kempelen to impress Maria Theresa, the Austrian Empress, and had human chess players operating it.

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Tomas Tranströmer
(Swedish Poet, Psychologist ,Translator and Winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Tomas Tranströmer
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Birthdate: April 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2015

Nobel Prize-winning Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer was raised by his mother after his parents split. He initially worked as a psychologist. Known for books such as 17 dikter, he specialized in modernist imagery and metaphors. A skilled pianist, he played with his left hand after his right side was paralyzed.

 48 
John Renbourn
(Guitarist)
John Renbourn
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Died: 2015
 49 
Branko Copic
(Writer)
Branko Copic
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hašani, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: 1984
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Harry Coover
(Inventor)
Harry Coover
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Birthdate: March 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newark, Delaware, United States
Died: 2011