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  • What happened on November 26
  • November 26 is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 35 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on November 26
  • 783 – The Asturian queen Adosinda is held at a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.
  • 1161 – Battle of Caishi: A Song dynasty fleet fights a naval engagement with Jin dynasty ships on the Yangtze river during theJin–Song Wars.
  • 1476 – Vlad the Impaler defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Báthory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.
  • 1778 – In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.
  • 1789 – A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as proclaimed by President George Washington at the request of Congress.
  • 1805 – Official opening of Thomas Telford’s Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
  • 1812 – The Battle of Berezina begins during Napoleon’s retreat from Russia.
  • 1825 – At Union College in Schenectady, New York, a group of college students form the Kappa Alpha Society, the first collegesocial fraternity.
  • 1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded.
  • 1863 – United States President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November. (Since 1941, it has been on the fourth Thursday.)
  • 1865 – Battle of Papudo: A Spanish navy schooner is defeated by a Chilean corvette north of Valparaíso, Chile.
  • 1917 – The Manchester Guardian publishes the 1916 secret Sykes-Picot Agreement between the United Kingdom and France.
  • 1917 – The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.
  • 1918 – The Montenegran Podgorica Assembly votes for a “union of the people”, declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
  • 1922 – Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
  • 1922 – The Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor. (The Gulf Between was the first film to do so, but it was not widely distributed.)
  • 1939 – Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrates an incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.
  • 1942 – World War II: Yugoslav Partisans convene the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwesternBosnia.
  • 1942 – Casablanca, the movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premieres in New York City
  • 1943 – World War II: HMT Rohna is sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria.
  • 1944 – World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth’s shop in London, United Kingdom, killing 168 people.
  • 1944 – World War II: Germany begins V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.
  • 1949 – The Constituent Assembly of India adopts the constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
  • 1950 – Korean War: Troops from the People’s Republic of China launch a massive counterattack in North Korea against South Korean and United Nations forces (Battle of the Ch’ongch’on River and Battle of Chosin Reservoir), ending any hopes of a quick end to the conflict.
  • 1965 – In the Hammaguir launch facility in the Sahara Desert, France launches a Diamant-A rocket with its first satellite, Asterix-1, on board.
  • 1968 – Vietnam War: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire. He is later awarded the Medal of Honor.
  • 1970 – In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.
  • 1976 – “Anarchy in the U.K.”, the debut single of the Sex Pistols, is released, heralding the arrival of punk rock
  • 1977 – An unidentified hijacker named Vrillon, claiming to be the representative of the “Ashtar Galactic Command”, takes over Britain’s Southern Television for six minutes, starting at 5:12 pm.
  • 1983 – Brink’s-Mat robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are stolen from the Brink’s-Mat vault at Heathrow Airport.
  • 1986 – Iran–Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.
  • 1990 – The Delta II rocket makes its maiden flight.
  • 1991 – National Assembly of Azerbaijan abolishes the autonomous status of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of Azerbaijan and renames several cities back to their original names.
  • 1998 – Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Oireachtas, the parliament of the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1998 – The Khanna rail disaster takes 212 lives in Khanna, Ludhiana, India.
  • 1999 – The 7.5 Mw Ambrym earthquake shakes Vanuatu and a destructive tsunami follows. Ten people were killed and forty were injured.
  • 2000 – George W. Bush is certified the winner of Florida’s electoral votes by Katherine Harris, going on to win the United States presidential election, despite losing in the national popular vote.
  • 2003 – The Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England.
  • 2004 – Ruzhou School massacre: A man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.
  • 2004 – The last Poʻouli (Black-faced honeycreeper) dies of avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii, before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct.
  • 2008 – Mumbai attacks by Lashkar-e-Taiba.
  • 2011 – NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani check post in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.
  • 2011 – The Mars Science Laboratory launches to Mars with the Curiosity Rover.

 

 

 

  • Births on November 26
  • 1288 – Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (d. 1339)
  • 1436 – Catherine of Portugal (d. 1463)
  • 1604 – Johannes Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1673)
  • 1607 – John Harvard, English minister and philanthropist (d. 1638)
  • 1609 – Henry Dunster, English-American clergyman and academic (d. 1659)
  • 1657 – William Derham, English minister and philosopher (d. 1735)
  • 1678 – Jean-Jacques d’Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist and astronomer (d. 1771)
  • 1703 – Theophilus Cibber, English actor and playwright (d. 1758)
  • 1727 – Artemas Ward, American general and politician (d. 1800)
  • 1731 – William Cowper, English poet and hymnwriter (d. 1800)
  • 1792 – Sarah Moore Grimké, American author and activist (d. 1873)
  • 1827 – Ellen G. White, American religious leader and author, co-founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church (d. 1915)
  • 1828 – Robert Battey, American surgeon and academic (d. 1895)
  • 1828 – René Goblet, French journalist and politician, 52nd Prime Minister of France (d. 1905)
  • 1832 – Rudolph Koenig, German-French physicist and academic (d. 1901)
  • 1832 – Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and activist, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1919)
  • 1853 – Bat Masterson, American police officer and journalist (d. 1921)
  • 1857 – Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist and author (d. 1913)
  • 1858 – Katharine Drexel, American nun and saint (d. 1955)
  • 1864 – Edward Higgins, English 3rd General of the Salvation Army (d. 1947)
  • 1869 – Maud of Wales (d. 1938)
  • 1873 – Fred Herd, Scottish golfer (d. 1954)
  • 1876 – Willis Carrier, American engineer, invented air conditioning (d. 1950)
  • 1878 – Marshall Taylor, American cyclist (d. 1932)
  • 1885 – Heinrich Brüning, German lieutenant, economist, and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1888 – Ford Beebe, American director and screenwriter (d. 1978)
  • 1889 – Albert Dieudonné, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1976)
  • 1891 – Scott Bradley, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1977)
  • 1894 – James Charles McGuigan, Canadian cardinal (d. 1974)
  • 1894 – Norbert Wiener, American-Swedish mathematician and philosopher (d. 1964)
  • 1895 – Bill W., American activist, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)
  • 1898 – Karl Ziegler, German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
  • 1899 – Richard Hauptmann, German-American murderer (d. 1936)
  • 1901 – William Sterling Parsons, American admiral (d. 1953)
  • 1902 – Maurice McDonald, American businessman, co-founded McDonald’s (d. 1971)
  • 1903 – Alice Herz-Sommer, Czech-English pianist and educator (d. 2014)
  • 1904 – Armand Frappier, Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)
  • 1905 – Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • 1907 – Ruth Patrick, American botanist (d. 2013)
  • 1908 – Charles Forte, Baron Forte, Italian-Scottish businessman, founded Forte Group (d. 2007)
  • 1908 – Lefty Gomez, American baseball player and manager (d. 1989)
  • 1909 – Fritz Buchloh, German footballer and manager (d. 1998)
  • 1909 – Frances Dee, American actress and singer (d. 2004)
  • 1909 – Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright and critic (d. 1994)
  • 1910 – Cyril Cusack, South African-born Irish actor (d. 1993)
  • 1911 – Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-American chess player and author (d. 1992)
  • 1912 – Eric Sevareid, American journalist (d. 1992)
  • 1915 – Inge King, German-born Australian sculptor (d. 2016)
  • 1915 – Earl Wild, American pianist and composer (d. 2010)
  • 1917 – Nesuhi Ertegun, Turkish-American record producer (d. 1989)
  • 1918 – Patricio Aylwin, Chilean lawyer and politician, 31st President of Chile (d. 2016)
  • 1919 – Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish soldier and politician, 6th President of the Republic of Poland (d. 2010)
  • 1919 – Frederik Pohl, American journalist and author (d. 2013)
  • 1919 – Ram Sharan Sharma, Indian historian and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1920 – Daniel Petrie, Canadian-American director and producer (d. 2004)
  • 1921 – Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer and businessman, founded Amul (d. 2012)
  • 1922 – Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, created Peanuts (d. 2000)
  • 1923 – V. K. Murthy, Indian cinematographer (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Jasu Patel, Indian cricketer (d. 1992)
  • 1924 – George Segal, American painter and sculptor (d. 2000)
  • 1925 – Eugene Istomin, American pianist (d. 2003)
  • 1926 – Rabi Ray, Indian activist and politician, 10th Speaker of the Lok Sabha
  • 1927 – Ernie Coombs, American-Canadian television host (d. 2001)
  • 1928 – Nishida Tatsuo, Japanese linguist and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1929 – Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 2015)
  • 1929 – Betta St. John, American actress, singer and dancer
  • 1930 – Berthold Leibinger, German engineer and philanthropist, founded Berthold Leibinger Stiftung
  • 1931 – Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentinian painter, sculptor, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1931 – Adrianus Johannes Simonis, Dutch cardinal
  • 1933 – Robert Goulet, American-Canadian singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • 1933 – Richard Holloway, Scottish bishop and radio host
  • 1933 – Stanley Long, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1933 – Jamshid Mashayekhi, Iranian actor
  • 1933 – Tony Verna, American director and producer, invented instant replay (d. 2015)
  • 1934 – Cengiz Bektaş, Turkish architect, engineer, and journalist
  • 1934 – Jerry Jameson, American director and producer
  • 1935 – Marian Mercer, American actress and singer (d. 2011)
  • 1936 – Margaret Boden, English computer scientist and psychologist
  • 1937 – Bob Babbitt, American bass player (d. 2012)
  • 1937 – John Moore, Baron Moore of Lower Marsh, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Health
  • 1937 – Boris Yegorov, Russian physician and astronaut (d. 1994)
  • 1938 – Porter Goss, American soldier and politician, 19th Director of the CIA
  • 1938 – Rodney Jory, Australian physicist and academic
  • 1938 – Rich Little, Canadian-American comedian, actor, and singer
  • 1939 – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysian civil servant and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • 1939 – Wayland Flowers, American actor and puppeteer (d. 1988)
  • 1939 – John Gummer, English politician, Secretary of State for the Environment
  • 1939 – Grey Ruthven, 2nd Earl of Gowrie, Irish-Scottish politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
  • 1939 – Art Themen, English saxophonist and surgeon
  • 1939 – Tina Turner, American-Swiss singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1940 – Enrico Bombieri, Italian mathematician and academic
  • 1940 – Davey Graham, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1940 – Kotozakura Masakatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 53rd Yokozuna (d. 2007)
  • 1940 – Quentin Skinner, English historian, author, and academic
  • 1941 – Susanne Marsee, American soprano and educator
  • 1942 – Maki Carrousel, Japanese actor
  • 1942 – Olivia Cole, American actress
  • 1942 – Đặng Thùy Trâm, Vietnamese physician and author (d. 1970)
  • 1943 – Paul Burnett, English radio host
  • 1943 – Bruce Paltrow, American director and producer (d. 2002)
  • 1943 – Marilynne Robinson, American novelist and essayist
  • 1943 – Dale Sommers, American radio host (d. 2012)
  • 1944 – Jean Terrell, American singer
  • 1944 – Joyce Quin, Baroness Quin, English academic and politician, Minister of State for Europe
  • 1945 – Daniel Davis, American actor
  • 1945 – John McVie, English-American bass player
  • 1945 – Jim Mullen, Scottish guitarist
  • 1945 – Michael Omartian, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
  • 1945 – Björn von Sydow, Swedish academic and politician, 27th Swedish Minister for Defence
  • 1946 – Raymond Louis Kennedy, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1946 – Art Shell, American football player and coach
  • 1946 – Itamar Singer, Romanian-Israeli historian and author (d. 2012)
  • 1947 – Roger Wehrli, American football player
  • 1948 – Elizabeth Blackburn, Australian-American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1948 – Claes Elfsberg, Swedish journalist
  • 1948 – Marianne Muellerleile, American actress
  • 1948 – Galina Prozumenshchikova, Ukrainian-Russian swimmer and journalist (d. 2015)
  • 1948 – Peter Wheeler, English rugby player
  • 1949 – Mari Alkatiri, East Timorese geographer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of East Timor
  • 1949 – Shlomo Artzi, Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949 – Martin Lee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949 – Vincent A. Mahler, American political scientist and academic
  • 1950 – Honey Wilder, American porn actress
  • 1951 – Ilona Staller, Hungarian-Italian porn actress, singer, and politician
  • 1951 – Sulejman Tihić, Bosnian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1952 – Elsa Salazar Cade, an award-winning Mexican American science teacher and entomologist.
  • 1952 – Julien Temple, English director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1952 – Wendy Turnbull, Australian tennis player
  • 1953 – Hilary Benn, English politician, Secretary of State for International Development
  • 1953 – Harry Carson, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1953 – Jacki MacDonald, Australian television host and actress
  • 1953 – Desiré Wilson, South African race car driver
  • 1954 – Roz Chast, American cartoonist
  • 1954 – Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan rebel leader, founded the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (d. 2009)
  • 1955 – Gisela Stuart, German-English academic and politician
  • 1956 – Dale Jarrett, American race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1956 – Don Lake, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1956 – Keith Vaz, Yemeni-English lawyer and politician, Minister of State for Europe
  • 1957 – Félix González-Torres, Cuban-American sculptor (d. 1996)
  • 1958 – Michael Skinner, English rugby player
  • 1959 – Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, American author and academic
  • 1959 – Jerry Schemmel, American sportscaster
  • 1960 – Chuck Eddy, American journalist
  • 1960 – Harold Reynolds, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1961 – Tom Carroll, Australian surfer
  • 1961 – Ivory, American wrestler and trainer
  • 1961 – Karan Bilimoria, Baron Bilimoria, Indian-English businessman, co-founded Cobra Beer
  • 1962 – Fernando Bandeirinha, Portuguese footballer and manager
  • 1962 – Chuck Finley, American baseball player
  • 1963 – Mario Elie, American basketball player and coach
  • 1963 – Matt Frei, German-English journalist and author
  • 1963 – Joe Lydon, English rugby player and coach
  • 1964 – Vreni Schneider, Swiss skier
  • 1965 – Scott Adsit, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1965 – Des Walker, English footballer
  • 1966 – Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian-American actress and singer
  • 1966 – Fahed Dermech, Tunisian footballer
  • 1967 – Ridley Jacobs, Antiguan cricketer
  • 1968 – Edna Campbell, American basketball player, sportscaster, and nurse
  • 1968 – Haluk Levent, Turkish singer
  • 1969 – Shawn Kemp, American basketball player
  • 1969 – Kara Walker, American painter and illustrator
  • 1970 – John Amaechi, American-English basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1970 – Dave Hughes, Australian comedian and radio host
  • 1971 – Vicki Pettersson, American author
  • 1971 – Winky Wright, American boxer and actor
  • 1972 – Chris Osgood, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1972 – Arjun Rampal, Indian actor and producer
  • 1973 – Peter Facinelli, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1974 – Line Horntveth, Norwegian tuba player, composer, and producer
  • 1974 – Roman Šebrle, Czech decathlete and high jumper
  • 1975 – DJ Khaled, American rapper and producer
  • 1975 – Patrice Lauzon, Canadian figure skater
  • 1976 – Andreas Augustsson, Swedish footballer
  • 1976 – Maven Huffman, American wrestler
  • 1976 – Brian Schneider, American baseball player and manager
  • 1977 – Ivan Basso, Italian cyclist
  • 1977 – Paris Lenon, American football player
  • 1977 – John Parrish, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Campbell Walsh, Scottish canoe racer
  • 1978 – Jun Fukuyama, Japanese voice actor and singer
  • 1980 – Jason Griffith, American voice actor
  • 1980 – Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer
  • 1980 – Jackie Trail, American tennis player
  • 1981 – Stephan Andersen, Danish footballer
  • 1981 – Natasha Bedingfield, English singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1981 – Natalie Gauci, Australian singer and pianist
  • 1981 – Gina Kingsbury, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981 – Jon Ryan, Canadian football player
  • 1982 – Keith Ballard, American ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Dallas Johnson, Australian rugby player
  • 1983 – Chris Hughes, American publisher and businessman, co-founded Facebook
  • 1983 – Emiri Katō, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1984 – Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1986 – Konstadinos Filippidis, Greek pole vaulter
  • 1986 – Bauke Mollema, Dutch cyclist
  • 1986 – Alberto Sgarbi, Italian rugby player
  • 1987 – Georgios Tzavellas, Greek footballer
  • 1988 – Blake Harnage, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1988 – Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese model and actress
  • 1989 – Junior Stanislas, English footballer
  • 1990 – Chip, English rapper
  • 1990 – Avery Bradley, American basketball player
  • 1990 – Rita Ora, Kosovan-English singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1990 – Danny Welbeck, English footballer
  • 1991 – Manolo Gabbiadini, Italian footballer

 

 

 

  • Deaths on November 26
  • 399 – Pope Siricius (b. 334)
  • 1236 – Al-Aziz Muhammad ibn Ghazi, Ayyubid emir of Aleppo (b. 1216)
  • 1504 – Isabella I of Castile (b. 1451)
  • 1621 – Ralph Agas, English surveyor and cartographer (b. 1540)
  • 1639 – John Spottiswoode, Scottish archbishop and theologian (b. 1565)
  • 1651 – Henry Ireton, English-Irish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1611)
  • 1661 – Luis Méndez de Haro, Spanish general and politician (b. 1598)
  • 1688 – Philippe Quinault, French playwright and composer (b. 1635)
  • 1689 – Marquard Gude, German archaeologist and scholar (b. 1635)
  • 1717 – Daniel Purcell, English organist and composer (b. 1664)
  • 1719 – John Hudson, English librarian and scholar (b. 1662)
  • 1780 – James Steuart, Scottish economist and educator (b. 1712)
  • 1829 – Thomas Buck Reed, American lawyer and politician (b. 1787)
  • 1836 – John Loudon McAdam, Scottish engineer (b. 1756)
  • 1851 – Jean-de-Dieu Soult, French general and politician, 12th Prime Minister of France (b. 1769)
  • 1855 – Adam Mickiewicz, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1798)
  • 1857 – Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet and author (b. 1788)
  • 1860 – Benjamin Greene, English brewer, founded Greene King (b. 1780)
  • 1872 – Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (b. 1788)
  • 1882 – Otto Theodor von Manteuffel, Prussian lawyer and politician, Minister President of Prussia (b. 1805)
  • 1883 – Sojourner Truth, American activist (b. 1797)
  • 1885 – Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist and physicist (b. 1813)
  • 1892 – Charles Lavigerie, French cardinal and academic (b. 1825)
  • 1895 – George Edward Dobson, Irish zoologist, photographer, and surgeon (b. 1848)
  • 1896 – Coventry Patmore, English poet and critic (b. 1823)
  • 1912 – Joachim III of Constantinople (b. 1834)
  • 1919 – Felipe Ángeles, Mexican general (b. 1868)
  • 1926 – John Browning, American weapons designer, founded the Browning Arms Company (b. 1855)
  • 1928 – Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (b. 1863)
  • 1934 – Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and politician (b. 1866)
  • 1936 – Şükrü Naili Gökberk, Turkish general (b. 1876)
  • 1938 – Flora Call Disney, American mother of Walt Disney (b. 1868)
  • 1941 – Ernest Lapointe, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Canadian Minister of Justice (b. 1876)
  • 1943 – Edward O’Hare, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1914)
  • 1952 – Sven Hedin, Swedish geographer and explorer (b. 1865)
  • 1954 – Bill Doak, American baseball player and coach (b. 1891)
  • 1956 – Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist, trumpet player, and composer (b. 1905)
  • 1959 – Albert Ketèlbey, English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1875)
  • 1962 – Albert Sarraut, French lawyer and politician, 106th Prime Minister of France (b. 1872)
  • 1963 – Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian soprano (b. 1882)
  • 1971 – Giacomo Alberione, Italian priest and publisher (b. 1884)
  • 1973 – John Rostill, English bass player and songwriter (b. 1942)
  • 1974 – Cyril Connolly, English author and critic (b. 1903)
  • 1977 – Yoshibayama Junnosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 43rd Yokozuna (b. 1920)
  • 1978 – Ford Beebe, American director and screenwriter (b. 1888)
  • 1981 – Pete DePaolo, American race car driver (b. 1898)
  • 1981 – Max Euwe, Dutch chess player, mathematician, and author (b. 1901)
  • 1982 – Juhan Aavik, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1884)
  • 1985 – Vivien Thomas, American surgeon and academic (b. 1910)
  • 1986 – Betico Croes, Aruban activist and politician (b. 1938)
  • 1987 – Thomas George Lanphier, Jr., American colonel and pilot (b. 1915)
  • 1987 – J. P. Guilford, American psychologist and academic (b. 1897)
  • 1987 – Peter Hujar, American photographer (b. 1934)
  • 1989 – Ahmed Abdallah, Comorian politician, President of Comoros (b. 1919)
  • 1991 – Ed Heinemann, American engineer (b. 1908)
  • 1991 – Bob Johnson, American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)
  • 1993 – César Guerra-Peixe, Brazilian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1914)
  • 1994 – David Bache, English car designer (b. 1925)
  • 1994 – Arturo Rivera y Damas, Salvadoran archbishop (b. 1923)
  • 1996 – Michael Bentine, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 1996 – Paul Rand, American art director and graphic designer (b. 1914)
  • 1997 – Marguerite Henry, American author (b. 1902)
  • 1998 – Jonathan Kwitny, American journalist and author (b. 1941)
  • 2001 – Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish author, poet, and painter (b. 1943)
  • 2002 – Polo Montañez, Cuban singer-songwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2002 – Verne Winchell, American businessman, founded Winchell’s Donuts (b. 1915)
  • 2003 – Soulja Slim, American rapper (b. 1978)
  • 2003 – Stefan Wul, French surgeon and author (b. 1922)
  • 2004 – Philippe de Broca, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2004 – C. Walter Hodges, English author and illustrator (b. 1909)
  • 2005 – Takanori Arisawa, Japanese composer and conductor (b. 1951)
  • 2005 – Stan Berenstain, American author and illustrator, co-created the Berenstain Bears (b. 1923)
  • 2005 – Mark Craney, American drummer (b. 1952)
  • 2006 – Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos, Portuguese painter and poet (b. 1923)
  • 2006 – Dave Cockrum, American author and illustrator (b. 1943)
  • 2006 – Isaac Gálvez, Spanish cyclist (b. 1975)
  • 2006 – Raúl Velasco, Mexican television host and producer (b. 1933)
  • 2007 – Silvestre S. Herrera, Mexican-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1917)
  • 2007 – Mel Tolkin, Russian-Canadian screenwriter and producer (b. 1913)
  • 2007 – Herb McKenley, Jamaican sprinter (b. 1922)
  • 2008 – Victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks:
    • Gavriel Holtzberg, Israeli-American rabbi (b. 1979)
    • Ashok Kamte, Indian police officer (b. 1965)
    • Hemant Karkare, Indian police officer (b. 1954)
    • Tukaram Omble, Indian police officer
    • Vijay Salaskar, Indian police officer
  • 2010 – Leroy Drumm, American songwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2011 – Manon Cleary, American painter and academic (b. 1942)
  • 2012 – Celso Advento Castillo, Filipino actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2012 – Peter Marsh, Australian table tennis player (b. 1948)
  • 2012 – Joseph Murray, American surgeon and soldier, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)
  • 2012 – M. C. Nambudiripad, Indian author and translator (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – Arik Einstein, Israeli singer-songwriter (b. 1939)
  • 2013 – Jane Kean, American actress and singer (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Saul Leiter, American photographer and painter (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Tony Musante, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2014 – Mary Hinkson, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Gilles Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster (b. 1938)
  • 2014 – Peter Underwood, English parapsychologist and author (b. 1932)
  • 2015 – Amir Aczel, Israeli-American mathematician, historian, and academic (b. 1950)
  • 2015 – Guy Lewis, American basketball player and coach (b. 1922)
  • 2016 – Fritz Weaver, American actor (b. 1926)

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on November 26
  • Christian feast days:
    • John Berchmans
    • Pope Siricius
    • Stylianos of Paphlagonia (Eastern Orthodoxy)
    • Sylvester Gozzolini
    • Isaac Watts (Episcopal Church (USA))
    • November 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Anti Obesity Day (International observance)
  • Constitution Day (Abkhazia, Georgia)
  • Constitution Day (India)
  • International Women Human Rights Defenders Day
  • Republic Day (Mongolia)

 

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