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Historical Events In August - 26

Friday, 03 July 2020

1963  On this day in history w I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy  

1963  On this day in history larry Keating, actor (George Burns Show, Roger-Mr Ed), dies at 67  

1964  On this day in history lBJ nominated at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, NJ  

1964  Italians CP selects Luigi Longo as chairman on August - 26.  

1966  On August - 26 balt Orioles Roznovsky & B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs  

1966  Art Baker, TV host (You Asked For It), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1967  On August - 26 beatles, Mick Jagger & Marienne Faithful meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi  

1967  On August - 26 andres Sas, composer, dies at 67  

1968  On this day in history kay Francis, actress (Charley's Aunt, Play Girl), dies of cancer at 65  

1970  On this day in history guitar guru Jimi Hendrix opens his Electric Ladyland recording studio in New York City.  

1971  On this day in history dutch Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia  

1971  Francesco Santoliquido, composer, dies at 88 on August - 26.  

1972  Opening ceremonies usher in the summer Olympics games in Munich, West Germany on August - 26.  

1972  On August - 26 summer Olympics open in Munich, West Germany  

1972  20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR on August - 26.  

1972  Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1973  On August - 26 david Eisenhower last sports column  

1973  U of Tx (Arlington) is first accredited school to offer belly dancing on this day in history.  

1973  David Eisenhower writes his last sports column on this day in history.  

1974  Aviator Charles Lindbergh dies in Hawaii at age 72 on this day in history.  

1974  On August - 26 soyuz 15 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3  

1974  Charles Lindbergh, aviator, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1975  On August - 26 cullen Landis, entertainer, dies at 80  

1976  On this day in history lotte (Krause-)Lehmann, German soprano (More than singing), dies at 88  

1977  On this day in history hA Rey, author of popular constellation book, dies at 78  

1978  Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I on this day in history.  

1978  John Paul I (formerly Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice) is elected Pope of the Roman Catholic church, following the death of Paul VI on August - 26.  

1978  On this day in history soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6  

1978  On August - 26 charles Boyer, actor (Gaslight, Rogues), dies at 78  

1980  Miliza Korjus, actress (Great Waltz), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1981  Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission on August - 26.  

1981  On August - 26 lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack  

1982  NASA launches Telesat-F on August - 26.  

1983  Mike Kellin, actor (Honestly Celeste), dies at 61 of cancer on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1469  On this day in history birth of ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496)  

1540  King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583) was born on this day in history.  

1596  On August - 26 birth of frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)  

1627  On this day in history birth of thomas Bullis, composer  

1676  Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5] was born on August - 26.  

1687  On this day in history birth of willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)  

1694  On August - 26 birth of elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755)  

1726  Karl Kohaut, composer was born on August - 26.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1278  Ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle on this day in history.  

1346  On this day in history jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle  

1349  On this day in history death of thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury  

1368  On August - 26 engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies  

1486  Ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45 on August - 26.  

1518  Death of Giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara on this day in history.  

1551  On August - 26 death of margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516)  

1572  On this day in history death of petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515)  

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