Today in History, English
Today in History, English

96931August 26Birth1906 – Albert Sabin, Polish-American physician and virologist, developed the polio vaccine (d. 1993)
96932August 26Birth1907 – Lester Lanin, American bandleader (d. 2004)
96933August 26Birth1908 – Walter Bruno Henning, Prussian-American linguist and scholar (d. 1967)
96934August 26Birth1908 – Aubrey Schenck, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1999)
96935August 26Birth1908 – Gilly Flower, English actress (d. 2001)
96936August 26Birth1909 – Eric Davies, South African cricketer and educator (d. 1976)
96937August 26Birth1909 – Jim Davis, American actor (d. 1981)
96938August 26Birth1909 – Gene Moore, American baseball player (d. 1978)
96939August 26Birth1910 – Mother Teresa, Macedonian-Indian nun and missionary, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
96940August 26Birth1911 – Otto Binder, American author and screenwriter (d. 1974)
96941August 26Birth1914 – Julio Cortázar, Belgian-Argentinian author and translator (d. 1984)
96942August 26Birth1914 – Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca, Turkish soldier and poet (d. 2008)
96943August 26Birth1915 – Humphrey Searle, English composer and conductor (d. 1982)
96944August 26Birth1918 – Katherine Johnson, American physicist and mathematician
96945August 26Birth1919 – Gerard Campbell, American priest and academic (d. 2012)
96946August 26Birth1920 – Brant Parker, American illustrator (d. 2007)
96947August 26Birth1920 – Prem Tinsulanonda, Thai general and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Thailand
96948August 26Birth1921 – Shimshon Amitsur, Israeli mathematician and scholar (d. 1994)
96949August 26Birth1921 – Benjamin C. Bradlee, American journalist and author (d. 2014)
96950August 26Birth1922 – Irving R. Levine, American journalist and author (d. 2009)
96951August 26Birth1923 – Wolfgang Sawallisch, German pianist and conductor (d. 2013)
96952August 26Birth1924 – Alex Kellner, American baseball player (d. 1996)
96953August 26Birth1925 – Jack Hirshleifer, American economist and academic (d. 2005)
96954August 26Birth1925 – Alain Peyrefitte, French scholar and politician, Minister of Justice for France (d. 1999)
96955August 26Birth1925 – Pyotr Todorovsky, Ukrainian-Russian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 2013)
96956August 26Birth1926 – Anahit Tsitsikian, Armenian violinist and educator (d. 1999)
96957August 26Birth1926 – Robert Vickrey, American painter and author (d. 2011)
96958August 26Birth1927 – B. V. Doshi, Indian architect and academic, designed the Amdavad ni Gufa
96959August 26Birth1928 – Peter Appleyard, English-Canadian vibraphone player and composer (d. 2013)
96960August 26Birth1928 – Naïm Kattan, Iraqi-Canadian author and critic

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