Died On October 26th

Discover the most famous people who died on October 26. The list includes people like Alfred the Great, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Gilles de Rais, Hattie McDaniel, Angelina Grimke. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, actors, inventors and serial killers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Alfred the Great
(King of the West Saxons)
Alfred the Great
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Birthdate: 0849 AD
Birthplace: Wantage, England
Died: 0899

Alfred the Great, king of Wessex, cemented his place in history as a legendary ruler who led his kingdom to victory in wars that seemed hopeless. He is known for his brilliant strategies and defensive measures. He prevented England from falling to the Danes during his rule from circa 871 to 886. He’s also credited with promoting learning and literacy and curbing corruption.

 2 
Molly Brown
(American Socialite, Philanthropist and Actress Who Survived the Sinking of the Titanic)
Molly Brown
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 18, 1867
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hannibal, Missouri, United States
Died: 1932

Molly Brown was an American philanthropist and socialite. She is often referred to as the Unsinkable Molly Brown for surviving the 1912 sinking of Titanic and for unsuccessfully encouraging the crew members of Lifeboat No. 6 to look for survivors by returning to the debris field. Her life and work inspired the 1960 musical, The Unsinkable Molly Brown.

 3 
Hattie McDaniel
(Actress and Comedian Best Known for Her Role as ‘Mammy’ in the Film ‘Gone with the Wind’)
Hattie McDaniel
18
Birthdate: June 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: 1952

Hattie McDaniel was an American actress, comedian, and singer-songwriter. She became the first African-American to be honored with an Academy Award when her portrayal of Mammy earned her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Also a radio performer, Hattie McDaniel was the first African American woman to express her skills as a singer on the radio in the US.

 4 
Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom
(The Fifth Daughter and the Youngest Child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert)
Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 14, 1857
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1944
Princess Beatrice of the U.K. was the fifth daughter and the youngest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. She stayed with her mother long after all her siblings married and left. She eventually married Prince Henry of Battenberg, and she and her husband continued to live with the Queen. 
 5 
John Graves Simcoe
(British Army General Who Founded the City of Toronto and Abolished Slavery in Canada)
John Graves Simcoe
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 25, 1752
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cotterstock, Oundle, England
Died: 1806

John Graves Simcoe was a British Army general best remembered for founding York (present-day Toronto, Canada). Simcoe, who served as the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada, was responsible for introducing institutions like trial by jury, courts of law, freehold land tenure, and English common law. John Graves Simcoe also played a key role in abolishing slavery in Canada.

 6 
Hoyt Axton
(Singer-songwriter)
Hoyt Axton
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Duncan, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 1999
 7 
Richard Moll
(Actor)
Richard Moll
3
Birthdate: January 13, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: 2023
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 8 
Sue Randall
(Actress)
Sue Randall
16
Birthdate: October 8, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1984
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
Igor Sikorsky
(Aviator)
Igor Sikorsky
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 25, 1889
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Died: 1972

Igor Sikorsky was a Russian-American aviator known for his pioneering contributions to the development of both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. Born in Russia, he immigrated to US as a young man and founded the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in 1923. He is also credited for developing the first of Pan American Airways' ocean-crossing flying boats. 

 10 
Nikos Kazantzakis
(One of the Most Important Figures of Modern Greek Literature, Best Known for His Work 'Zorba the Greek')
Nikos Kazantzakis
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 2, 1883
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Heraklion, Greece
Died: 1957

Nikos Kazantzakis was a Greek writer whose works earned him nine nominations for the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature. Regarded as a giant of modern Greek literature, Kazantzakis achieved international fame when his works, such as The Life And Times Of Alexis Zorba and The Last Temptation of Christ, were adapted into feature films. 

 11 
Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari
(Former Actress, Second wife of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi)
Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Esfahan, Iran
Died: 2001
 12 
Robert Evans
(Producer)
Robert Evans
3
Birthdate: June 29, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2019
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 13 
Carlo Collodi
(Italian Author and Journalist Known for His Fairy Tale Novel 'The Adventures of Pinocchio')
Carlo Collodi
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 24, 1826
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1890

Carlo Collodi was an Italian journalist, author, and humorist. He is best remembered for his popular children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio. The novel and its title character Pinocchio achieved international recognition when Disney adapted it into an animated musical fantasy film titled Pinocchio; the film went on to become one of the greatest films ever produced by Disney.

 14 
Mort Sahl
(Actor, Social Satirist and the First Modern Comedian)
Mort Sahl
2
Birthdate: May 11, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: 2021

Legendary Canadian-American comedian and satirist Mort Sahl was the first comedian to have a cover story in Time magazine. Known for performing in casual clothes and throwing his satire at everyone from Eisenhower to JFK, he also had a signature style of entering the stage with a newspaper.

 15 
Itō Hirobumi
(Politician, Diplomat)
Itō Hirobumi
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 16, 1841
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yamaguchi Prefecture
Died: 1909

One of the most significant figures behind the modernization of Japan, Itō Hirobumi had led his country as its first prime minister and was also a genrō. Born to an adopted son of a samurai family, he contributed to the Meiji Restoration and the formation of the Japanese constitution.

 16 
Angelina Grimke
(American Political Activist, Abolitionist, and Women's Rights Advocate)
Angelina Grimke
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 20, 1805
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Died: 1879

Angelina Grimke was an American political activist, abolitionist, women's rights advocate, and promoter of the women's suffrage movement. She is best remembered for the anti-slavery speech which she gave outside Pennsylvania Hall in May 1838. One of her letters regarding anti-slavery was published by William Lloyd Garrison in his newspaper The Liberator in 1835.

 17 
Oscar Taveras
(Baseball player)
Oscar Taveras
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Died: 2014
 18 
Park-Chung-hee
(Former President of South Korea)
Park-Chung-hee
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gumi, South Korea
Died: 1979

Park Chung-hee served as the president of South Korea from 1962 to 1979. He had also chaired the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction. As the leader of the South Korean army, he had launched the 1961 coup and established a dictatorship. He was assassinated by his close aide Kim Jae-gyu.

 19 
Gerty Cori
(Biochemist)
Gerty Cori
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 15, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 1957

Austro-Hungarian-American biochemist Gerty Cori is best-known for discovering the course of catalytic conversion of glycogen with her husband Carl Ferdinand Cori for which they jointly won the 1947 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. With this Gerty became the third woman to win a Nobel in science and the first to win it in this category.

 20 
Charles Comiskey
(American Major League Baseball Player and Founding Owner of the 'Chicago White Sox')
Charles Comiskey
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1859
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1931

An American League co-founder Charles Comiskey, better known by his nickname Commy, was one of the early members of the St. Louis Brown Stockings. Though part of the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Chicago White Sox owner was dragged into a controversy when his team was involved in the Black Sox Scandal.

 21 
Joey Moss
(Sportsperson)
Joey Moss
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
Died: 2020
 22 
Marcelo Caetano
(Former Prime Minister of Portugal)
Marcelo Caetano
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 17, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Graça, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: 1980

Marcelo Caetano was a Portuguese scholar and politician. Best remembered as the second leader of the Estado Novo, an authoritarian regime in Portugal, Caetano served as the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1968 until 1974 when the Estado Novo was overthrown during the Carnation Revolution. 

 23 
Charles Proteus Steinmetz
(German Mathematician and Engineer Whose Research on AC Systems Revolutionized the US Electric Industry)
Charles Proteus Steinmetz
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 9, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wrocław
Died: 1923

Though German-born American mathematician and engineer Charles Proteus Steinmetz suffered from a deformed back since childhood, he excelled in math, physics, and classical literature. His ideas on alternating current (AC) systems initiated the electrical era in the US. By the time he died, he had over 200 patents under his name.

 24 
Alfred Tarski
(Polish-American Logician and Mathematician Best Known for His Work on Model Theory, Metamathematics, and Algebraic Logic)
Alfred Tarski
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 14, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 1983

Polish mathematician Alfred Tarski initially taught at Warsaw and later moved to the US, where he joined the University of California, Berkeley. Known for his research on topics such as algebra, logic, and set theory, he has also been the doctoral supervisor of mathematicians such as Julia Robinson and Bjarni Jónsson.

 25 
Arthur Kornberg
(Biochemist)
Arthur Kornberg
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 2007

Nobel Prize-winning biochemist and doctor Arthur Kornberg is best remembered for his research on DNA synthesis. Born to Jewish immigrants in New York, Kornberg assisted his father at his hardware shop as a child. He had also been a ship doctor for the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Roger Hollis
(British Intelligence Officer)
Roger Hollis
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 2, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wells, Somerset, England
Died: 1973
 27 
Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain
(Queen Consort of Spain)
Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain
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Birthdate: November 2, 1549
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cigales DO, Spain
Died: 1580
 28 
Thomas Johnson
(Governor)
Thomas Johnson
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 4, 1732
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Leonard, Maryland, United States
Died: 1819
 29 
D. R. Bendre
(One of the Greatest Poets in the History of Kannada Literature)
D. R. Bendre
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 31, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dharwad, Karnataka, India
Died: 1981

D. R. Bendre was an Indian poet and writer. Regarded as the 20th century's greatest Kannada lyric poet, Bendre is also considered one of the greatest Kannada-language poets of all time. Bendre was honored with India's highest literary award, the Jnanpith Award, in 1973. He was also honored with the Sahitya Akademi and Padma Shri for his contribution to literature.

 30 
William Hogarth
3
Birthdate: November 10, 1697
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1764
 31 
Rex Gildo
(Singer)
Rex Gildo
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 2, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Straubing, Germany
Died: 1999
 32 
Paul Barrere
(Musician)
Paul Barrere
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Died: 2019
 33 
Yamashita Yoshitsugu
(Japanese Judoka)
Yamashita Yoshitsugu
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 16, 1865
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
Died: 1935
 34 
Milan Stojadinović
(12th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia)
Milan Stojadinović
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 4, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Čačak, Serbia
Died: 1961

The 12th prime minister of Yugoslavia, Milan Stojadinović was also a seasoned economist and had served as his country’s finance minister for 3 terms. He had also taught economics at the University of Belgrade. When regent prince Paul asked him to resign, he moved to Argentina, where he focused on an economics magazine.

 35 
Masha Bruskina
(Nurse)
Masha Bruskina
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1924 AD
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
Died: 1941
 36 
Benedict Wallet Vilakazi
(South African Novelist)
Benedict Wallet Vilakazi
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 6, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: KwaDukuza, South Africa
Died: 1947

Zulu poet and novelist Benedict Wallet Vilakazi went down in history as the first Black from South Africa to earn a PhD. Initially a teacher, he assisted in compiling a Zulu-English dictionary and also spent most of his life in developing the Zulu language and research and teaching associated with it.

 37 
Aby Warburg
(Art historian)
Aby Warburg
1
Birthdate: June 13, 1866
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 1929
 38 
Walter Gieseking
(Pianist)
Walter Gieseking
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 5, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: 1956
 39 
Waldemar Haffkine
(Bacteriologists)
Waldemar Haffkine
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 15, 1860
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine
Died: 1930
 40 
Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen
(Queen)
Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen
1
Birthdate: July 8, 1792
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seidingstadt, Straufhain, Germany
Died: 1854
 41 
César Ritz
(Swiss Hotelier and Founder of the Hôtel Ritz)
César Ritz
2
Birthdate: February 23, 1850
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Niederwald
Died: 1918
 42 
Roh Tae-woo
(Sixth president of South Korea from 1988 to 1993)
Roh Tae-woo
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
Died: 2021
 43 
Juan R. Torruella
(Judge)
Juan R. Torruella
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died: 2020
 44 
Jason Russell
(Actor)
Jason Russell
2
Birthdate: December 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bradenton, Florida, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 45 
Saul Krugman
(American Physician Whose Studies Resulted in the Invention of Rubella, Hepatitis and Measles Vaccines)
Saul Krugman
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 7, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1995

Saul Krugman was an American physician and pediatrician. He is best remembered for his studies of rubella, hepatitis, and measles; his studies resulted in the invention of vaccinations for these diseases. However, the results of his studies were acquired through unethical medical practices, which involved experimentation on disabled children.

 46 
Nicolae Dobrin
(One of the Greatest Romanian Footballers of All Time)
Nicolae Dobrin
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 26, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pitești, Romania
Died: 2007

Nicolae Dobrin, who played in the position of attacking-midfielder and later became a manager, is remembered as one of the greatest footballers of Romania. Known for his dribbling ability, Dobrin became first recipient of the Romanian Footballer of the Year award and went on to win it two-more times. The award is presently named after him as Nicolae Dobrin Trophy.

 47 
Luigi Pelloux
(Prime Minister of Italy from 1898 to 1900)
Luigi Pelloux
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1839
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La Roche, France
Died: 1924

Luigi Pelloux was an Italian politician and general. He is best remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Italy from 1898 to 1900. Historians consider his rule as militarist and conservative. Luigi Pelloux's premiership was marked by conservative policies and stern measures, such as banning public meetings and criminalizing revolutionary activities.

 48 
George Robert Stephenson
(British Civil Engineer)
George Robert Stephenson
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 20, 1819
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Died: 1905

Born into a family of engineers, George Robert Stephenson is known for his work with his uncle George Stephenson and cousin Robert Stephenson, who were both renowned railway engineers. He worked for the railways in New Zealand and England and was also instrumental in the construction of Canada’s Victoria tubular bridge.

 49 
Frederick III, Elector Palatine
(Ruler)
Frederick III, Elector Palatine
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Birthdate: February 14, 1515
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Simmern, Germany
Died: 1576
 50 
Susan Shelby Magoffin
(Diarist)
Susan Shelby Magoffin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 30, 1827
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Danville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1855