The following is a list of notable world figures who died on September 26th.

  1. 1417 - Francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (b. 1360)
  2. 1468 - Juan de Torquemada, Spanish Catholic cardinal (b. 1388)
  3. 1501 - Džore Držic, Croatian writer (b. 1461)
  4. 1620 - Taichang Emperor of China (b. 1582)
  5. 1626 - Wakisaka Yasuharu, Japanese warrior (b. 1554)
  6. 1716 - Antoine Parent, French mathematician (b. 1666)
  7. 1763 - John Byron, English poet (b. 1692)
  8. 1764 - Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (b. 1767)
  9. 1802 - Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician, physicist, and military officer (b. 1754)
  10. 1820 - Daniel Boone, American frontiersman (b. 1734)
  11. 1868 - August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)
  12. 1877 - Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)
  13. 1902 - Levi Strauss, American clothing manufacturer (b. 1829)
  14. 1904 - John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman and statesman (b. 1848)
  15. 1937 - Bessie Smith, American singer (b. 1894)
  16. 1945 - Béla Bartók, Hungarian composer (b. 1881)
  17. 1947 - Hugh Lofting, British writer (b. 1886)
  18. 1951 - Hans Cloos, German geologist (b. 1885)
  19. 1952 - George Santayana, Spanish philosopher (b. 1863)
  20. 1965 - James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (b. 1898)
  21. 1968 - Daniel Johnson, Sr, politician, premier of Québec (b. 1915)
  22. 1972 - Charles Correll, American radio actor (b. 1890)
  23. 1973 - Ralph Earnhardt, Race car driver (b. 1923)
  24. 1973 - Anna Magnani, Italian actress (b. 1908)
  25. 1976 - Lavoslav Ružicka, Croatian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
  26. 1978 - Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
  27. 1983 - Tino Rossi, French singer and actor (b. 1907)
  28. 1984 - John Facenda, American broadcaster and sports announcer (b. 1913)
  29. 1990 - Alberto Moravia, Italian author
  30. 1991 - Billy Vaughn, orchestra leader (b. 1919)
  31. 1998 - Betty Carter, American singer (b. 1930)
  32. 2000 - Richard Mulligan, American actor (b. 1932)
  33. 2000 - Baden Powell, Brazilian guitarist (b. 1937)
  34. 2003 - Robert Palmer, British singer (b. 1949)
  35. 2003 - Shawn Lane, American guitarist (b. 1963)
  36. 2004 - Marianna Komlos, professional wrestling valet (b. 1969)
  37. 2006 - Muharrem Qena, Kosovar actor, director and singer (b. 1930)
  38. 2006 - Byron Nelson, American golfer (b. 1912)
  39. 2006 - Iva Toguri D'Aquino, Alleged Tokyo Rose (b. 1916)