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BORN 1926

Turning 91 in 2017

  José Manuel Estepa Llaurens
Spanish cardinal
01/01/1926
  W. Michael Blumenthal
German-born American economist and government official, Secretary of the Treasury (1977-1979)
01/03/1926
  Robert Earle
American broadcaster and quiz show host, G.E. College Bowl
01/05/1926
  Kim Jong-pil
South Korean prime minister (1971-1975, 1998-2000)
01/07/1926
  James M. Beggs
American government official, NASA Administrator (1981-1985)
01/09/1926
  Bucky Pizzarelli
American jazz guitarist
01/09/1926
  Júlio Pomar
Portuguese painter
01/10/1926
  Michael Bond
English children's writer, the Paddington Bear series
01/13/1926
  Newton Minow
American government official, Federal Communications Commission Chair (1961-1963)
01/17/1926
  Robert Delpire
French art publisher, editor, and curator
01/24/1926
  Ted White
American stuntman and actor, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
01/25/1926
  Harry Ettlinger
German-born American mechanical engineer, member of the World War II Monuments Men
01/28/1926
  Franco Cerri
Italian jazz guitarist
01/29/1926
  Nancy Gates
American actress, Suddenly, Some Came Running
02/01/1926
  Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
French president (1974-1981)
02/02/1926
  Allan Rich
American actor, Serpico, Amistad
02/08/1926
  Randy Jackson
American baseball player
02/10/1926
  Paul Bocuse
French restaurateur and chef
02/11/1926
  Charles Van Doren
American writer and editor, figure in the 1950s quiz show scandal
02/12/1926
  David Austin
English rose breeder
02/16/1926
  György Kurtág
Hungarian composer
02/19/1926
  Gillian Lynne
English ballerina and choreographer
02/20/1926
  Alfonso Sastre
Spanish playwright
02/20/1926
  Miguel León-Portilla
Mexican anthropologist and historian
02/22/1926
  Robert Clary
French-born American actor, TV's Hogan's Heroes
03/01/1926
  Richard DeVos
American businessman, co-founder of Amway
03/04/1926
  Alan Greenspan
American economist, Chairman of the Federal Reserve (1987-2006)
03/06/1926
  George Ariyoshi
American politician, Hawaii governor (1974-1986)
03/13/1926
  Carlos Heitor Cony
Brazilian writer and journalist
03/14/1926
  Jerry Lewis
American comedian, actor, and motion picture director, The Nutty Professor
03/16/1926
  Gene Shalit
American film critic and television personality
03/25/1926
  Ingvar Kamprad
Swedish business magnate, founder of the IKEA retail chain
03/30/1926
  Peter Marshall
American singer and game show host, The Hollywood Squares
03/30/1926
  Edgar Hilsenrath
German writer, The Nazi and the Barber
04/02/1926
  Roger Corman
American motion picture producer and director, Swamp Women, The Little Shop of Horrors
04/05/1926
  Alexander Butterfield
American White House aide, revealed existence of Nixon tapes during Watergate scandal
04/06/1926
  Randy Weston
American jazz pianist and composer
04/06/1926
  Shecky Greene
American comedian and actor
04/08/1926
  Jürgen Moltmann
German theologian
04/08/1926
  Hugh Hefner
American magazine publisher, creator of Playboy
04/09/1926
  Harris Wofford
American politician, Pennsylvania senator (1991-1995)
04/09/1926
  Jane Withers
American actress, Bright Eyes, Giant
04/12/1926
  Gloria Jean
American actress, Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
04/14/1926
  Walter "Dee" Huddleston
American politician, Kentucky senator (1973-1985)
04/15/1926
  Wallace Triplett
American football player
04/18/1926
  Elizabeth II
English queen (1952-present)
04/21/1926
  Charlotte Rae
American actress, TV's The Facts of Life
04/22/1926
  J. P. Donleavy
American-born writer, The Ginger Man
(Holds dual American/Irish citizenship)
04/23/1926
  Carrie P. Meek
American politician, Florida representative (1993-2003)
04/29/1926
  Cloris Leachman
American Oscar-winning actress, The Last Picture Show, Young Frankenstein
04/30/1926
  Val Bisoglio
American actor, Saturday Night Fever, TV's Quincy, M.E.
05/07/1926
  David Attenborough
English naturalist and television host, Life on Earth
05/08/1926
  Marcia Nasatir
American motion picture producer and film studio executive
05/08/1926
  Marilyn Knowlden
American actress, Little Women, Anthony Adverse, Marie Antoinette
05/12/1926
  Mark Andrews
American politician, North Dakota representative (1963-1981) and senator (1981-1987)
05/19/1926
  Abdoulaye Wade
Senegalese president (2000-2012)
05/29/1926
  Roscoe Bartlett
American politician, Maryland representative (1993-2013)
06/03/1926
  Peter G. Peterson
American government official, Secretary of Commerce (1972-1973)
06/05/1926
  Joe Negri
American jazz guitarist and television performer, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
06/10/1926
  Carlisle Floyd
American opera composer, Susannah
06/11/1926
  Don Newcombe
American baseball player
06/14/1926
  Arno J. Mayer
Luxembourgian-born American historian, author of Why Did the Heavens Not Darken?
06/19/1926
  George Englund
American motion picture producer and director, The Ugly American
06/22/1926
  Arnaldo Pomodoro
Italian sculptor
06/23/1926
  Virginia Patton
American actress, It's a Wonderful Life
06/25/1926
  George Booth
American cartoonist, The New Yorker
06/28/1926
  Mel Brooks
American actor, screenwriter, and motion picture director, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein
06/28/1926
  Julius W. Becton, Jr.
American government official, FEMA director (1985-1989)
06/29/1926
  Paul Berg
American Nobel Prize-winning biochemist
06/30/1926
  John Dingell
American politician, Michigan representative (1955-2015)
07/08/1926
  Ben Roy Mottelson
American-born Danish Nobel Prize-winning nuclear physicist
07/09/1926
  Carleton Carpenter
American actor, Three Little Words, Summer Stock
07/10/1926
  Frederick Buechner
American theologian and writer, The Book of Bebb, Godric
07/11/1926
  Harry Dean Stanton
American actor, Escape from New York, Repo Man, Wild at Heart
07/14/1926
  Helen Gallagher
American actress, TV's Ryan's Hope
07/19/1926
  Norman Jewison
Canadian motion picture producer and director, In the Heat of the Night, Moonstruck
07/21/1926
  J. I. Packer
English-born Canadian theologian
07/22/1926
  Hans Günter Winkler
German Olympic gold medal-winning show jumper
07/24/1926
  Christine McGuire
American singer, member of the McGuire Sisters trio
07/30/1926
  Theo Adam
German opera singer
08/01/1926
  Tony Bennett
American singer, "Rags to Riches", "I Left My Heart in San Francisco"
08/03/1926
  Amo Houghton
American politician, New York representative (1987-2005)
08/07/1926
  John O. Marsh, Jr.
American politician, Virginia representative (1963-1971), and Secretary of the Army (1981-1989)
08/07/1926
  Richard Anderson
American actor, TV's The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman
08/08/1926
  Aaron Klug
Lithuanian-born British Nobel Prize-winning chemist and biophysicist
08/11/1926
  Claus von Bülow
Danish-born English socialite, acquitted of killing his wife, American heiress Sunny Von Bülow
08/11/1926
  Georgann Johnson
American actress, TV's Mister Peepers, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
8/15/1926
  Jiang Zemin
Chinese president (1993-2003)
08/17/1926
  Arthur Rock
American venture capitalist
08/19/1926
  Betty Lynn
American actress, Cheaper by the Dozen, TV's The Andy Griffith Show
08/29/1926
  Stanley Cavell
American philosopher
09/01/1926
  Alison Lurie
American writer, Foreign Affairs
09/03/1926
  Irene Papas
Greek actress, The Trojan Women, Z
09/03/1926
  Robert J. Lagomarsino
American politician, California representative (1975-1993)
09/04/1926
  Charles Duncan, Jr.
American government official, Secretary of Energy (1979-1981)
09/09/1926
  Jean-Pierre Serre
French mathematician
09/15/1926
  Masatoshi Koshiba
Japanese Nobel Prize-winning physicist
09/19/1926
  James Lipton
American actor and television host, Inside the Actors Studio
09/19/1926
  John Ericson
German-born American actor, Bad Day at Black Rock, TV's General Hospital
09/25/1926
(Some sources cite 09/23/1926)
  Max Morath
American ragtime pianist
10/01/1926
  Jan Morris
English-born Welsh travel writer
10/02/1926
  Frances "Sissy" Farenthold
American activist and politician, first female Democratic nominee for U.S. vice president
10/02/1926
  Louise Hay
American self-help writer, motivational speaker, and publisher
10/08/1926
  Earle Hyman
American actor, TV's The Cosby Show
10/11/1926
  Thích Nhất Hạnh
Vietnamese monk and peace activist
10/11/1926
  César Pelli
Argentine-born American architect
10/12/1926
  Charles Dolan
American media mogul, founder of Cablevision and HBO
10/16/1926
  Julie Adams
American actress, Creature from the Black Lagoon, TV's Capitol
10/17/1926
  Y. A. Tittle
American football player
10/24/1926
  Jimmy Heath
American jazz saxophonist
10/25/1926
  Biff McGuire
American actor, Serpico, TV's All My Children
10/25/1926
  Lou Donaldson
American jazz saxophonist
11/01/1926
  Hilary Knight
American illustrator, the Eloise book series
11/01/1926
  Valdas Adamkus
Lithuanian president (1998-2003, 2004-2009)
11/03/1926
  Noah Gordon
American writer, The Physician, The Last Jew
11/11/1926
  Don Gordon
American actor, Bullitt, Papillon
11/13/1926
  Harry Hughes
American politician, Maryland governor (1979-1987)
11/13/1926
  Robert Brown
American actor, TV's Here Come the Brides
11/17/1926
  Judith Magre
French actress, The Lovers, Elle
11/20/1926
  Tsung-Dao Lee
Chinese-born American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
11/24/1926
  Terry Kilburn
English-born American actor, A Christmas Carol, Goodbye, Mr. Chips
11/25/1926
  Murray Schisgal
American playwright and screenwriter, Tootsie
11/25/1926
  Beji Caid Essebsi
Tunisian prime minister (2011) and president (2014-present)
11/29/1926
  Naomi Stevens
American actress, The Apartment, TV's Vega$
11/29/1926
  Andrew Schally
Polish-born American Nobel Prize-winning endocrinologist
11/30/1926
  Allyn Ann McLerie
Canadian-born American actress, Calamity Jane, All the President's Men, TV's The Tony Randall Show
12/01/1926
  Walter Lassally
German-born English cinematographer, Zorba the Greek, The Bostonians
12/18/1926
  Herb Stempel
American television personality, figure in the 1950's quiz show scandal
12/19/1926
  Robert Bly
American poet, Iron John: A Book About Men
12/23/1926
  John Spellman
American politician, Washington governor (1981-1985)
12/29/1926

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