Died On May 26th

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Discover the most famous people who died on May 26. The list includes people like Martin Heidegger, Sydney Pollack, Samuel Pepys, Bede, Jacob Riis. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, spiritual & religious leaders, political leaders and journalists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & France and many more countries.
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Edsel Ford
(Business Executive, Philanthropist and President of ‘Ford Motor Company’)
Edsel Ford
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 6, 1893
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 1943
 2 
Sydney Pollack
(Film Director and Producer Best Known for His Movie 'Out of Africa')
Sydney Pollack
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Birthdate: July 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Died: 2008
 3 
Bart Starr
(American football quarterback and coach)
Bart Starr
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: 2019
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 4 
Eddie Albert
(American actor)
Eddie Albert
2
Birthdate: April 22, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rock Island, Illinois, United States
Died: 2005
 5 
Martin Heidegger
(One of the Most Important and Influential Philosophers of the 20th Century)
Martin Heidegger
3
Birthdate: September 26, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Messkirch, Germany
Died: 1976
 6 
Zbigniew Brzezinski
(9th United States National Security Advisor)
Zbigniew Brzezinski
5
Birthdate: March 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 2017
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 7 
Jacob Riis
(Danish-American Social Reformer & Social Documentary Photographer)
Jacob Riis
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 3, 1849
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ribe
Died: 1914
 8 
Jimmie Rodgers
(Singer-songwriter and musician)
Jimmie Rodgers
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 8, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1933
 9 
Bede
(English Monk at the Monastery of St. Peter, Best Known for His Work 'Ecclesiastical History of the English People')
Bede
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0673 AD
Birthplace: Jarrow, England
Died: 0735
 10 
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
(Founder of Ahmadiyya Sect)
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 13, 1835
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Qadian
Died: 1908
 11 
Anne Haney
(Actress)
Anne Haney
1
Birthdate: March 4, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2001
 12 
Art Linkletter
(Genial host of TV's House Party from 1943 to 1967)
Art Linkletter
0
Birthdate: July 17, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moose Jaw, Canada
Died: 2010
 13 
Alan Bean
(American Aviator and NASA Astronaut Who was the Fourth Person to Walk on the Moon)
Alan Bean
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 15, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wheeler, Texas, United States
Died: 2018
 14 
Samuel Pepys
(Member of Parliament)
Samuel Pepys
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 23, 1633
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1703
 15 
Mehmed I
(Sultan of the Ottoman Empire)
Mehmed I
1
Birthdate: 1389 AD
Birthplace: Bursa, Turkey
Died: 1421
 16 
George Brent
1
Birthdate: March 15, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ballinasloe, Ireland
Died: 1979
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 17 
James Paul David Bunning
(Former baseball pitcher and politician who represented Kentucky in both chambers of the United States Congress)
James Paul David Bunning
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Southgate, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Prince Wilhelm of Prussia
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 4, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Germany
Died: 1940
 19 
Emir Abdelkader
(Military Leader)
Emir Abdelkader
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 6, 1808
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: El Guettana, Algeria
Died: 1883
 20 
Gian-Carlo Coppola
3
Birthdate: September 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1986
 21 
Little Willie John
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cullendale, Arkansas, U.S.
Died: 1968
 22 
Vladimir II Monomakh
(Prince of Kiev)
Vladimir II Monomakh
2
Birthdate: May 26, 1053
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: 1125
 23 
Charles Horace Mayo
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 19, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rochester
Died: 1939
 24 
Alberto Ascari
(Italian racing driver)
Alberto Ascari
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: 1955
 25 
Fernando López
(The 3rd and 7th Vice-President of the Philippines)
Fernando López
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 13, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Iloilo City
Died: 1993
 26 
Georges Gilles de la Tourette
(Physician, Psychiatrist, Neurologist)
Georges Gilles de la Tourette
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 30, 1857
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Gervais-les-Trois-Clochers
Died: 1904
 27 
Héctor Garza
(Professional wrestler)
Héctor Garza
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Died: 2013
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 28 
Don Revie
(Football player)
Don Revie
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Middlesbrough, England
Died: 1989
 29 
Jack Vance
(American Mystery, Fantasy, and Science Fiction Writer Famous for His 'Dying Earth' Series)
Jack Vance
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 28, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 2013
 30 
Gunnar Björnstrand
1
Birthdate: November 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1986
 31 
Arthur M. Sackler
(Psychiatrist)
Arthur M. Sackler
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 22, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1987
 32 
Vardan Mamikonian
(Armenian Military and Spiritual Leader)
Vardan Mamikonian
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0387 AD
Birthplace: Artaxata
Died: 0451
 33 
Ed Walsh
(Baseball pitcher)
Ed Walsh
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 14, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Plains Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1959
 34 
Jacques Lipchitz
(Former sculptor who was part of the Cubist movement)
Jacques Lipchitz
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Birthdate: August 22, 1891
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Druskininkai, Lithuania
Died: 1973
 35 
Emilie Louise Flöge
(Fashion designer)
Emilie Louise Flöge
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 30, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1952
 36 
George Ball
(Diplomat)
George Ball
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1909
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Died: 1994
 37 
Victor Herbert
(Composer)
Victor Herbert
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 1, 1859
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1924
 38 
Mamo Wolde
(Ethiopian Long Distance Runner and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Mamo Wolde
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ada'a, Ethiopia
Died: 2002
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Tony Scannell
0
Birthdate: August 14, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
Died: 2020
 40 
Chico Carrasquel
(Baseball player)
Chico Carrasquel
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Died: 2005
 41 
Ernest Solvay
(Belgian Chemist Who Developed the 'Ammonia-Soda Process' for Making Soda Ash)
Ernest Solvay
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 16, 1838
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rebecq, Belgium
Died: 1922
 42 
Tamara Karsavina
(Russian Prima Ballerina and Founding Member of the Largest Dance-Teaching Organization 'Royal Academy of Dance')
Tamara Karsavina
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 10, 1885
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1978
 43 
Israel Epstein
(Journalist)
Israel Epstein
2
Birthdate: April 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 2005
 44 
Edmund I
(King)
Edmund I
1
Birthdate: 0921 AD
Birthplace: Wessex, England
Died: 0946
 45 
Kathleen Winsor
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Olivia, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2003
 46 
Karl Lowith
(Philosopher)
Karl Lowith
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Birthdate: January 9, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 1973
 47 
John Jacob Abel
(American Biochemist and Pharmacologist Known for His Contributions to a Modern Understanding of the Ductless, or Endocrine, Glands)
John Jacob Abel
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 19, 1857
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: 1938
 48 
Sir Robert Filmer
(Political scientist)
Sir Robert Filmer
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1588 AD
Birthplace: Kent
Died: 1653
 49 
Stanley Ho
(Former Businessman who was the founder and chairman of SJM Holdings)
Stanley Ho
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: British Hong Kong
Died: 2020
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Bayezid II
(Sultan)
Bayezid II
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Birthdate: December 3, 1447
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Didymoteicho
Died: 1512