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Historical Events In August - 26

Saturday, 10 April 2021

1963  W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy on August - 26.  

1963  On August - 26 larry Keating, actor (George Burns Show, Roger-Mr Ed), dies at 67  

1964  LBJ nominated at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, NJ on August - 26.  

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

1966  Balt Orioles Roznovsky & B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs on August - 26.  

1966  On this day in history art Baker, TV host (You Asked For It), dies at 67  

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1972  Opening ceremonies usher in the summer Olympics games in Munich, West Germany on this day in history.  

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  David Eisenhower last sports column on this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history u of Tx (Arlington) is first accredited school to offer belly dancing  

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  Soyuz 15 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3 on this day in history.  

1974  Charles Lindbergh, aviator, dies at 72 on August - 26.  

1975  Cullen Landis, entertainer, dies at 80 on August - 26.  

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

1977  HA Rey, author of popular constellation book, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1978  Soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6 on August - 26.  

1978  Charles Boyer, actor (Gaslight, Rogues), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

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

1981  On this day in history space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission  

1981  Lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack on this day in history.  

1982  On this day in history nASA launches Telesat-F  

1983  On this day in history mike Kellin, actor (Honestly Celeste), dies at 61 of cancer  

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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 August - 26 birth of thomas Bullis, composer  

1676  Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5] was born on this day in history.  

1687  Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph) was born on August - 26.  

1694  Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755) was born on this day in history.  

1726  Karl Kohaut, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1278  On August - 26 ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle  

1346  On August - 26 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 this day in history engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies  

1486  Ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45 on this day in history.  

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  Death of Petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515) on this day in history.  

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