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Welcome to Today In History for Sunday, September 26, 2021.

On this day in history ..

Famous birthdays for this day ..


  • 1688 - Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist
  • 1729 - Moses Mendelssohn, philosopher/critic/Bible translator
  • 1759 - Hans D L earl Yorck von Wartenburg, Prussian fieldmarshal/gov-gen
  • 1767 - Wenzel Muller, composer
  • 1774 - John Chapman, [Johnny Appleseed], frontier nurseryman
  • 1791 - J L A Th‚odore G‚ricault, French painter (Easy-Going of Medusa)
  • 1820 - Isvar Chandra Vidyasagar, father of Bengali prose (Exile of Sita)
  • 1821 - Alvin Peterson Hovey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1823 - Ivan S Aksakov, Russian journalist (Denj, Moskvitsh)
  • 1832 - Pyotr Petrovich Sokal'sky, composer
  • 1841 - Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, composer
  • 1867 - Maggie L Walker, black business & civic leader
  • 1868 - Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert, composer
  • 1870 - Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47)
  • 1872 - Ottokar T Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, Austrian Foreign min (1916-18)
  • 1873 - Amilcare Zanella, composer
  • 1875 - Edmund Gwenn, Wales, actor (Miracle on 34th Street)
  • 1876 - C B "Buck" Llewellyn, cricketer (S Afr lefty all-rounder 1896-1912)
  • 1876 - Edith Abbott, dean (U of Chic Social Sciences)
  • 1877 - Alfred Cortot, French pianist
  • 1879 - Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria, writer (Fairy, Samodiva Fee)
  • 1885 - Anna M F "Annie" Wageningen-Salomons, author (Girl Student) [or 6/26]
  • 1887 - Antonio Moreno, Madrid Spain, actor/director (It, Careers)
  • 1888 - T S Eliot, St Louis poet/dramatist/critic (Waste Land-Nobel 1948)
  • 1889 - Martin Heidegger, Germany, Existentialist (Being & Time)
  • 1891 - Alfred Plane, US sharp shooter (Olympic-gold-1912, 20)
  • 1891 - Charles Mnch, Strasbourg Alsatian conductor (French Legion D'Honeur)
  • 1893 - Milos Crnjanski, Serbian poet (Seobe)
  • 1894 - Gladys Brockwell, Brooklyn NY, actress (Long Pants, Oliver Twist)
  • 1895 - Fay Holden, Birmingham England, actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films)
  • 1897 - Pope Paul VI, [Giovanni Montini], 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78)
  • 1897 - Victor O Stomps, writer
  • 1897 - Wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress/act teacher (Goethe/Brecht)
  • 1898 - George Gershwin, [Jacob Gershvin], Bkln, composer (Rhapsody in Blue)
  • 1901 - Donald Cook, Portland Ore, actor (Too Young To Go Steady)
  • 1902 - Umberto "Albert" Anastasia, US gangster (Murder Inc)
  • 1903 - Gerhard Nebel, writer
  • 1907 - Anthony F Blunt, British historian/spy for USSR
  • 1907 - Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, European Boxing Champ (Oly-silver-1928)
  • 1907 - Ralph Michael, London England, actor (Quest, Doctor in the House)
  • 1908 - Maurice Naessens, Belgian banker
  • 1909 - Helen Giuliani, mother of Rudy (Mayor-R-NYC, 1994-2002)
  • 1911 - Jan F Hampe, pathologist-anatomy (Fabric & Stoflongen)
  • 1913 - Ernst Schnabel, German sailor/dramatist (Anne Frank)
  • 1914 - Jack LaLanne, exercise mogul (Juice Tiger)
  • 1918 - Humphrey van Loo, Dutch news director (ANP/Reuter)
  • 1919 - Barbara Britton, Long Beach, Calif, actress (Young & Willing)
  • 1925 - Bobby Shantz, baseball player (1952 AL MVP)
  • 1925 - Marty Robbins, Glendale Az, singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone)
  • 1926 - Buland Al Haidary, poet
  • 1926 - Giuseppi Chiari, composer
  • 1926 - Imre Vincze, composer
  • 1926 - Julie London, Santa Rosa Calif, actress (Nurse McCall-Emergency)
  • 1927 - Patrick O'Neal, Ocala Fla, actor (Kaz, Alvarez Kelly, King Rat)
  • 1929 - Meredith C Gourdine, Newark NJ, long jumper (Olympic-silver-1952)
  • 1930 - Fritz Wunderlich, Kusel Germany, tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58)
  • 1930 - Philip Bosco, Jersey City, actor (Trading Places)
  • 1931 - Donald J Pease, (Rep-D-OH, 1977- )
  • 1931 - George Chambers, MS, rock bassist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)
  • 1931 - Vijay Manjrekar, cricketer (father of Sanjay, reliable Indian batsman)
  • 1932 - Clifton C Williams Jr, Mobile Alabama, Major USMC/astronaut
  • 1932 - Giuacomo Manzoni, composer
  • 1932 - Joyce Jameson, Chicago Ill, comedienne (Spike Jones Show)
  • 1933 - Clari Baruch, [Clara C de Lieme], actress (Man With White Flower)
  • 1933 - Donna Douglas, [Dot Smith], Pride La, actress (Beverly Hillbillies)
  • 1934 - Dick Heckstall-Smith, rocker (Alexis Korner Band)
  • 1934 - Raphael Samuel, historian
  • 1934 - Winnie Mandela-Madikizela, South African anti-apartheid protestor
  • 1935 - Bob Barber, cricketer (dashing England lefty bat in 28 Tests 1960-68)
  • 1937 - Joop Admiral, Dutch actor/director (You Are My Mother)
  • 1938 - Andrei Lukanov, politician
  • 1938 - Michael V Love, US test pilot (X-24)
  • 1939 - Judith P Appelbaum, magazine & newspaper editor, educator
  • 1941 - Joe Bauer, Memphis Tn, rock drummer (Youngbloods)
  • 1941 - Martine Beswicke, Jamacia, actress (Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde)
  • 1942 - Ingrid Mickler-Becker, German FR, long jumper/relayer (Oly-gold-72)
  • 1942 - Kent McCord, LA Calif, actor (Officer Jim Reed-Adam 12)
  • 1943 - Georgie Fame, [Clive Powell], rocker (Georgie Fame & Blue Flames)
  • 1943 - Ian Chappell, Australian cricket player (batsman 1964-80)
  • 1944 - Angela Dorian, (Victoria Vetri), SF, playmate (Sep 1967, Year-1968)
  • 1945 - Brian Ferry, England, rocker (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together)
  • 1946 - Mary Beth Hurt, [Mary Supinger], Iowa, actress (Garp, Interiors)
  • 1947 - Dick Roth, US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1964)
  • 1947 - Graham Faulkner, London, actor (Brother Sun Sister Moon)
  • 1947 - Lynn Anderson, ND, country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden)
  • 1947 - Richard Roth, US, 400m swim medley (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1948 - Olivia Newton-John, Cambridge England, singer (Lets Get Physical)
  • 1948 - Vladimir Remek, Czechoslovakia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 28)
  • 1949 - Leonide F M "Leonie" Triesschijn, Dutch actress/mime
  • 1949 - Martin Delray, Texarkana Ar, country singer (Get Rhythm))
  • 1951 - Tom Quirke, journalist
  • 1952 - James Keane, Buffalo NY, actor (Willis Bell-Paper Chase)
  • 1954 - Craig Chaquico, rock guitarist (Jefferson Starship)
  • 1955 - Carlene Carter, Nashville Tn, country singer (I Fell in Love)
  • 1956 - Linda Hamilton, Salisbury Md, actress (Catherine-Beauty & the Beast)
  • 1960 - Bret Erickson, Bennington Nebraska, US trap (Olympics-1996)
  • 1962 - Melissa Sue Anderson, Cal, actress (Little House on the Prairie)
  • 1962 - Steve Moneghetti, Australian marathoner (Olympics-5th-88, 92, 96)
  • 1962 - Tracey Thorn, rock vocalist (Everything But The Girl)
  • 1963 - Douglas Wakiihuri, Kenyan marathon runner (Olympic-silver-1988)
  • 1963 - Lysette Anthony, London, actress (Angelique-Dark Shadows, Switch)
  • 1964 - Bobby Joe Edmonds, NFL running back (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1964 - Dave Martinez, Manhattan NY, outfielder (Chic White Sox)
  • 1964 - Gerrie Slagboom, Dutch soccer player: Dordrecht '90
  • 1964 - Robin Hood, Mishawaka IN, LPGA golfer (1989 Planters Pat Bradley)
  • 1964 - Ty Miller, Granada Hills Calif, actor (The Kid-Young Riders)
  • 1966 - Craig Heyward, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1966 - Francisco Andreu, Dearborn Mich, road cyclist (Olympics-4th-88, 96)
  • 1967 - Craig Janney, Hartford, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1967 - Martha Nix, Orange County Calif, actress (Serena-Waltons)
  • 1968 - Scott Schorer, Burke, Va, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1970 - Paul Laus, Beamsville, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 1970 - Rachel Jacobs, Ririe Idaho, actress (It's Not Easy)
  • 1970 - Trevor Ruffin, NBA guard (Phila 76ers)
  • 1971 - Elva Dryer, Durango Colorado, 1.5K/5K runner
  • 1971 - Patterson Thompson, cricketer (WI Test fast bowler v New Zealand 1996)
  • 1972 - Mark Haslam, cricketer (New Zealand slow left-armer 1992)
  • 1972 - Shawn Stockman, [Slim], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men)
  • 1973 - David Richie, NFL nost tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1974 - Alison Davies, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 - Gary Hall Jr, US, 50m/100m/400m free relay (Oly-gold/2 silver-96)
  • 1974 - Katie Kauffman, West Lawn Pa, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 - Martin Muursepp, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1979 - Jaycie Phelps, Indianapolis Ind, gymnast (World-brz-95/Oly-gold-96)

Famous deaths for this day ..

  • 1023 - Godfried I, duke of Neth-Lutherans, dies
  • 1342 - John I, ruler of Poland, dies
  • 1345 - Willem IV, earl of Henegouwen/Holland/Zealand, dies at about 27
  • 1371 - Vlkasin, Hungarian general/co-king of Serbia, dies
  • 1614 - Felice Anerio, Italian composer (pontifical royal chapel), dies
  • 1626 - Lancelot Andrewes, English theologist/bishop of Winchester, dies at 71
  • 1657 - Hadji Chalfa/Kƒtib Tsjelebi, Turkish geographer, dies at 48
  • 1788 - Fran‡ois Bainville, composer, dies at 63
  • 1808 - Pavel Vranicky, composer, dies at 51
  • 1820 - Daniel Boone, frontiersman, dies in Missouri at 85
  • 1866 - Carl Almqvist, Swedish author (Amorina), dies at 72
  • 1871 - Philip Cipriani Hambly Potter, composer, dies at 78
  • 1904 - Lafcadio Hearn, author (Soul of the Great Ball), dies at 54
  • 1917 - Edgar H G Degas, French painter (ballerina), dies
  • 1935 - Andy Adams, US writer (Cattle fire), dies at 76
  • 1936 - Harriet Monroe, US poet (Poet's Life), dies at 75
  • 1937 - Bessie Smith, singer, dies of injuries sustained in car crash at 43
  • 1940 - Walter Benjamin, writer, dies at 48
  • 1944 - Ernst Isler, composer, dies at 64
  • 1944 - Julien Cahn, cricketer (private cricket promoter during 30's), dies
  • 1945 - B‚la V J Bart¢k, Hungarian pianist/composer dies at 64
  • 1945 - R Beer-Hofmann, writer, dies at 78
  • 1947 - Hugh Lofting, writer (Gub Gub Book), dies at 61
  • 1952 - George Santayana, US philosopher/poet (Last Puritan), dies at 88
  • 1956 - Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un Destin, Martin Luther), dies at 78
  • 1958 - Carl Brisson, actor (Ship Cafe, Ring, Song of Soho), dies at 64
  • 1959 - Solomon Bandaranaike, PM of Ceylon (1956-59), assassinated at 60
  • 1960 - William Ling, cricketer (S African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies
  • 1961 - Eily Malyon, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch), dies at 81
  • 1961 - Juanita Hansen, actress (Fast Company), dies of heart ailment at 67
  • 1964 - Calvin Thomas, actor (Judge Hunter-One Man's Family), dies at 79
  • 1964 - Ida Moore, actress (Mr Music, Johnny Belinda), dies at 82
  • 1965 - Clara Bow, actress (It, Red Hair, Wings), dies of heart attack at 59
  • 1965 - Otto Nothling, cricketer (did next to nothling in Aust), dies
  • 1966 - Helen Kane, actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels), dies of cancer at 62
  • 1971 - Muriel Kirkland, actress (Nana, Fast Workers), dies of emphysema at 68
  • 1972 - Charles J Correll, actor/voice (Calvin & the Colonel), dies at 82
  • 1973 - Anna Magnani, Italians actress (Roma, Citt… Aperta), dies at 64
  • 1973 - Anton Schnack, German writer/poet, dies at 81
  • 1975 - Jacob Paludan, Danish pharmacist/writer (Slíret Sandhed), dies at 79
  • 1979 - Arthur Hunnicutt, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising), dies at 68
  • 1979 - John Cromwell, actor/director (Of Human Bondage), dies at 91
  • 1979 - Seymour Shifrin, composer, dies at 53
  • 1982 - Alec Hurwood, cricketer (Australian off-spinner v WI 1930-31), dies
  • 1983 - Tino Rossi, French singer, dies
  • 1984 - Walter Pidgeon, actor (Forbidden Planet), dies of strokes at 87
  • 1989 - Pavlos Bakoyannis, Greek parliament leader, murdered in Rome
  • 1990 - Alberto Moravia, Italian writer (Woman in Red), dies at 82
  • 1992 - Ralph Manheim, translator (Mein Kampf), dies at 85
  • 1993 - James Boyden, British Labour MP (1959-79), dies at 82
  • 1994 - Jessie Kesson, author, dies at 77
  • 1994 - Maurice Ashley, historian, dies at 87
  • 1994 - Miguel Angel Martinez Soto, mariachi, dies at 22
  • 1996 - Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist, dies at 75
  • 1996 - George Henderson, priest/politician, dies at 74
  • 1996 - Mark Frankel, actor (Leon the Pig Farmer), dies on motorcycle at 34



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