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September 26th

September 26th is the 269th day of the year (270th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 96 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about September 26th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on September 26th

1887 Sir Barnes Wallis (scientist, engineer, inventor, creator of the "bouncing bomb" used in the Dambusters bombing raid)

1888 T.S Eliot (author, poet)

1889 Martin Heidigger (philosopher)

1897 Pope Paul VI (Pope 1963-1978)

1898 George Gershwin (composer)

1914 Jack LaLanne (fitness, exercise and nutrition expert, motivational speaker, body builder, inventor of the Smith machine)

1936 Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (South African politician)

Winnie Mandela

1939 Ricky Tomlinson (actor)

1944 Anne Robinson (journalist, TV presenter - The Weakest Link)

1945 Brian Ferry (singer, musician - Roxy Music)

1946 Andrea Dworkin (feminist)

1948 Olivia Newton-John (singer, actress)

Olivia Newton-John

1956 Linda Hamilton (actress)

1961 Will Self (author, journalist, TV personality)

1963 Lysette Anthony (actress)

1976 Michael Ballack (soccer player)

1981 Serena Williams (tennis player)

1981 Christina Milian (singer, dancer, model, actress)

September 26th in History

1580 Sir Francis Drake completes circumnavigation of the world.

Sir Francis Drake

1777 British troops occupy Philadelphia during the American-Revolution.

1907 New Zealand and Newfoundland becomes Dominions within the British Empire.

1914 United States creates the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

1934 RMS Queen Mary launched (today permanently moored in Long Beach)

1960 Cuban government of Fidel Castro announces Cuba's support for the USSR.

Fidel Castro

1973 Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic.


1984 Britain agrees to hand-over Hong Kong to China in 1997.

September 26th is also

European Day of Languages

Dominion Day (New Zealand)


People born on September 26th are Libra


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