Died On November 26th

Discover the most famous people who died on November 26. The list includes people like Fidel Castro, Sojourner Truth, Paul Rand, Cyril Connolly, Sven Hedin. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, mathematicians, presidents and surgeons and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Russia and many more countries.
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Stephen Hillenburg
(American Creator of the Nickelodeon Animated TV Series ‘Spongebob Squarepants')
Stephen Hillenburg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fort Sill, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2018
Stephen Hillenburg is best known as the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, the fifth-longest-running animated series in the U.S, which earned him two Emmys and six Annie Awards. He was initially a marine biologist and an instructor at the Orange County Marine Institute. He died of ALS, a neurodegenerative disease.
 2 
Sojourner Truth
(Abolitionist and Women's Rights Activist)
Sojourner Truth
16
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1797 AD
Birthplace: Rifton, New York, United States
Died: 1883

Sojourner Truth was an American women's rights activist and abolitionist. Born into slavery, Truth escaped to freedom in 1826. She then approached the court to recover her son, subsequently becoming the first black woman to emerge successful against a white man in such a case. In 2014, she was named in Smithsonian's 100 Most Significant Americans of All Time list.

 3 
John Browning
(Firearms Designer)
John Browning
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 23, 1855
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ogden, Utah, United States
Died: 1926
 4 
Florence Foster Jenkins
(American Socialite and Amateur Soprano)
Florence Foster Jenkins
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 19, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1944

Florence Foster Jenkins was an American socialite who was often ridiculed and mocked for her poor singing ability, which in turn made her popular. Known as the world's worst opera singer, Jenkins became a musical cult-figure in New York City due to her technical incompetence as an amateur soprano. Her life inspired several plays and films, including Florence Foster Jenkins.

 5 
Vivien Thomas
(Surgeon)
Vivien Thomas
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 29, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Iberia, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1985

Vivien Theodore Thomas was laboratory supervisor who never went to college; yet he rose above poverty and racism to develop a procedure for treating cyanotic heart disease. Initially billed as janitor, he began his career as assistant to surgeon Alfred Blalock first at Nashville University and later at Johns Hopkins, and in time discovered the life-saving technique, eventually becoming a teacher of operative techniques.

 6 
Bernardo Bertolucci
(The First Italian filmmaker to Win the Academy Award for Best Director)
Bernardo Bertolucci
2
Birthdate: March 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Parma, Italy
Died: 2018

Born to a famous Italian poet and writer, Bernardo Bertolucci himself wrote and won many literary prizes in his younger days. He later established himself as one of Italian cinema’s best filmmakers and was the first filmmaker from his country to win an Academy Award, winning it for The Last Emperor.

 7 
Isabella I of Castile
(Former Queen of Castile and Leon (1474 - 1504))
Isabella I of Castile
14
Birthdate: April 22, 1451
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Spain
Died: 1504
Isabella I, the 15th-century queen of Castile and Leon and the wife of Ferdinand II, was the first Queen of Spain de facto. She was named a Servant of God by the Catholic Church and reformed the government, thus reducing crimes. She also funded Christopher Columbus's voyages to the Americas.
 8 
Tommy Dorsey
(Trombonist)
Tommy Dorsey
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 19, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 1956
 9 
Paul Rand
(Art Director)
Paul Rand
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1996
 10 
Adam Mickiewicz
(Best Known as One of Poland's 'Three Bards' & A Primary Figure in European Romanticism)
Adam Mickiewicz
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 24, 1798
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zavosse, Belarus
Died: 1855

Adam Mickiewicz was a Polish poet, dramatist, essayist, and political activist. He was a major figure in Polish Romanticism and considered one of Poland's "Three Bards." He has long been regarded as Poland's national poet and is often compared to Byron and Goethe. The vast majority of his work is available only in Polish and has been reprinted numerous times. 

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Fritz Weaver
(Film actor)
Fritz Weaver
3
Birthdate: January 19, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: 2016
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 12 
Ron Lyle
(Boxer)
Ron Lyle
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: 2011
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 13 
Edward O'Hare
(American Naval Aviator Who Became the United States Navy's First Fighter Ace of World War II)
Edward O'Hare
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 13, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 1943

Edward O'Hare was an American naval aviator who became the United States Navy's first fighter ace of World War II in 1942, when he single-handedly took on an intimidating formation of nine heavy bombers. Edward O'Hare shot down five enemy bombers, making him the first naval aviator to receive the prestigious Medal of Honor in the Second World War.  

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Stan Berenstain
(Author)
Stan Berenstain
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2005
 15 
Gary Rhodes
(English Restaurateur and Television Chef)
Gary Rhodes
3
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: April 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: 2019

Best known for his appearances on shows such as MasterChef and Hell's Kitchen, Gary Rhodes later also launched his own series, Rhodes Around Britain. He owned several restaurants in the UK and the Middle East. The celebrity chef shocked everyone with his untimely death at age 59 due to brain hemorrhage.

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C. Odumegwu Ojukwu
(Nigerian Military Leader and Politician Who Ruled as the 1st president of Biafra)
C. Odumegwu Ojukwu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zungeru, Nigeria
Died: 2011

An Oxford graduate, Nigerian military leader and politician C. Odumegwu Ojukwu started his career as an administrative officer. He later reigned at the governor of the Eastern Region in Nigeria and became the 1st president of Biafra. He won many accolades, including the honorary title of the Ikemba of Nnewi.

 17 
Sabah
(Music Icon from Lebanon and an Acclaimed Actress in Egyptian Movies)
Sabah
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bdadoun, Lebanon
Died: 2014

Legendary Lebanese singer Sabah, nicknamed Shahruret-el Wadi, was one of the first international music icons from her country. She had not only performed at prestigious venues such as the Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, but was also a star of Egyptian movies such as El-Qalb Louh Wahid.

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Hemant Karkare
(Police officer)
Hemant Karkare
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nagpur
Died: 2008
 19 
Rachel Roberts
(Actress)
Rachel Roberts
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Birthdate: September 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Died: 1980

BAFTA-winning actor Rachel Roberts is best remembered as Mrs. Margaret Hammond from This Sporting Life, a role that also earned her Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. A theater veteran, she has also won a Drama Desk Award. Her journals were published following her suicide by drug overdose.

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Daria Nicolodi
(Actress)
Daria Nicolodi
2
Birthdate: June 19, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 2020
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Oliver Ellsworth
(Judge)
Oliver Ellsworth
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 29, 1745
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Windsor, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1807
 22 
Guy Lewis
(Basketball player)
Guy Lewis
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Arp, Texas, United States
Died: 2015
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Natalia Pushkina
(Former Poet who was wife of the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin)
Natalia Pushkina
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 8, 1812
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tambov Oblast, Russia
Died: 1863
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Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(Prince)
Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 24, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reinhardsbrunn, Friedrichroda, Germany
Died: 1943
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Charles White Whittlesey
(United States Army Medal of Honor recipient who led the "Lost Battalion" in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during World War I)
Charles White Whittlesey
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 20, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1921
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Reinhard Scheer
(Admiral)
Reinhard Scheer
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 30, 1863
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Obernkirchen, Germany
Died: 1928
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Max Euwe
(World Chess Champion from 1935 to 1937)
Max Euwe
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 20, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: 1981

Max Euwe scripted history when he became the first chess Grandmaster from the Netherlands. A PhD in math, he also taught both math and computer programming, apart from publishing a mathematical analysis of chess. A chess world champion, he also served as the president of FIDE.

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Wild Bill Elliott
(Actor)
Wild Bill Elliott
1
Birthdate: October 16, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pattonsburg, Missouri, United States
Died: 1965
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Joseph E. Murray
(American Plastic Surgeon Who Performed the First Successful Human Kidney Transplant and 1990 Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine)
Joseph E. Murray
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Milford, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2012

Nobel Prize-winning American plastic surgeon Joseph E. Murray is remembered for conducting the first kidney transplant on identical twins. He later used immunosuppressive drugs and thus successfully conducted kidney transplants from unrelated donors. The Harvard alumnus later also taught at his alma. He appears in the book Beyond Recognition.

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Ashley Montagu
(Anthropologist, University teacher)
Ashley Montagu
1
Birthdate: June 28, 1905
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
Died: 1999

British-American anthropologist Ashley Montagu not only taught at Rutgers and The State University of New Jersey but also wrote UNESCO’s 1950 Statement on Race. He also dabbled in topics such as evolution and child care, and one of his best-known works is The Natural Superiority of Women.

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Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere
(Publisher)
Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere
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Birthdate: April 26, 1868
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hampstead, England
Died: 1940
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Charles E. Whittaker
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court)
Charles E. Whittaker
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 22, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Troy, Kansas, United States
Died: 1973
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Jóhann K. Pétursson
(Actor)
Jóhann K. Pétursson
1
Birthdate: February 9, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dalvík, Iceland
Died: 1984
Height: 7'8" (234 cm)
 34 
Amelita Galli-Curci
(Celebrated Operatic Singer of the 20th Century)
Amelita Galli-Curci
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: 1963

Italian coloratura soprano Amelita Galli-Curci was a celebrated operatic-singer of the 20th-century whose recordings sold in great numbers. She garnered acclaim in Italy following her operatic debut 1906. For several years, Galli-Curci toured extensively in Europe, Russia and South America and later bolstered her career in the US working with Chicago Opera Association, Victor Talking Machine Company and Metropolitan Opera.     

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Herb McKenley
(Jamaican Track and Field Sprinter)
Herb McKenley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Clarendon, Jamaica
Died: 2007

Legendary Jamaican sprinter Herb McKenley not only won an Olympic gold medal but also had 3 Olympic silvers in his kitty. He remains the only person to have ever made the final rounds of the 100m, 200m, and 400m Olympic events. He had also won 3 Pan American Games bronze medals.

 36 
Louisette Bertholle
(Chef)
Louisette Bertholle
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: France
Died: 1999
 37 
Mark Roth
(American Professional Bowler)
Mark Roth
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 38 
Yeshi Dhonden
(Writer)
Yeshi Dhonden
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 15, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Namro, Tibet
Died: 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 39 
Jonas Žemaitis
(President of Lithuania (1949 – 1954))
Jonas Žemaitis
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 15, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Palanga
Died: 1954

Jonas Žemaitis was a Lithuanian political figure who served as a leader of a group of Lithuanian partisans who waged guerrilla warfare against the Soviet Union after the occupation of Lithuania by Soviet. After Lithuania's independence, Jonas Žemaitis was acknowledged as a national hero and was officially recognized as the fourth Lithuanian president in 2009. 

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Joseph Henry Thayer
(Scholar)
Joseph Henry Thayer
1
Birthdate: November 7, 1828
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1901
 41 
Bill Hartack
(American Jockey)
Bill Hartack
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2007
 42 
Siegfried Kracauer
(German Writer, Sociologist, Journalist, Film Theorist, and Cultural Critic)
Siegfried Kracauer
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 8, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: 1966
 43 
Bob Johnson
(American Ice Hockey Forward and Coach)
Bob Johnson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 4, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1991
 44 
Bengt Ekerot
(Actor)
Bengt Ekerot
0
Birthdate: February 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1971
 45 
Edwin Ernest Salpeter
(Astrophysicist)
Edwin Ernest Salpeter
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 2008
 46 
Raymond Westerling
(Military officer of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army)
Raymond Westerling
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beyoğlu, İstanbul, Turkey
Died: 1987
 47 
Thomas Andrews
(Physicist, Chemist)
Thomas Andrews
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 19, 1813
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: 1885
 48 
Albert Sarraut
(Former Prime Minister of France (October 1933 – November 1933, January 1936 – June 1936))
Albert Sarraut
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 28, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: 1962

Albert Sarraut was a French Radical politician who served as the prime minister twice during the Third Republic. Prior to becoming the prime minister, he held various positions in French politics and was the governor-general of French Indochina for two terms. He retired from politics in the 1940s and took control of the newspaper La Dépêche de Toulouse.

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Gregório de Matos
(Brazilian Poet)
Gregório de Matos
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 23, 1636
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
Died: 1696

Gregório de Matos, or the Brazilian Villon, was a talented lawyer who at times defended the poor free of cost. He later penned many satirical poems, criticizing the Church. He was exiled to Angola, where he contracted a deadly disease. Upon his return to Brazil, he was barred from releasing his poems.

 50 
Fidel Castro
(Former Prime Minister of Cuba)
Fidel Castro
122
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Birán, Cuba
Died: 2016

Serving as the Cuban prime minister from 1959 to 1976 and as president from 1976 to 2008, Fidel Castro was one of the most prominent Cuban leaders in the history. As the longest-reigning non-royal head of the 20th and 21st centuries, Castro was responsible for making Cuba a communist state.