September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 96 days remaining.
- 1729 - Moses Mendelssohn, philosopher
- 1774 - Johnny Appleseed, aka John Chapman
- 1888 - T. S. Eliot, American/British poet
- 1889 - Martin Heidegger, German philosopher
- 1897 - Pope Paul VI
- 1898 - George Gershwin, American composer