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Historical Events In August - 26

Thursday, 24 September 2020

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

1963  Larry Keating, actor (George Burns Show, Roger-Mr Ed), dies at 67 on August - 26.  

1964  On August - 26 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  On this day in history art Baker, TV host (You Asked For It), dies at 67  

1967  Beatles, Mick Jagger & Marienne Faithful meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on August - 26.  

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

1968  On August - 26 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  Dutch Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia on this day in history.  

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  Summer Olympics open in Munich, West Germany on August - 26.  

1972  20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR on this day in history.  

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

1973  David Eisenhower last sports column on August - 26.  

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

1973  On this day in history david Eisenhower writes his last sports column  

1974  Aviator Charles Lindbergh dies in Hawaii at age 72 on August - 26.  

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

1974  On August - 26 charles Lindbergh, aviator, dies at 72  

1975  On this day in history cullen Landis, entertainer, dies at 80  

1976  Lotte (Krause-)Lehmann, German soprano (More than singing), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

1977  On August - 26 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  On August - 26 john Paul I (formerly Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice) is elected Pope of the Roman Catholic church, following the death of Paul VI.  

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

1978  Charles Boyer, actor (Gaslight, Rogues), dies at 78 on August - 26.  

1980  On August - 26 miliza Korjus, actress (Great Waltz), dies at 71  

1981  Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission on this day in history.  

1981  Lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack on August - 26.  

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  On August - 26 birth of king Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)  

1596  Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain) was born on August - 26.  

1627  On August - 26 birth of thomas Bullis, composer  

1676  On this day in history birth of robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]  

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

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 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  Engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies on August - 26.  

1486  On August - 26 ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45  

1518  Death of Giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara on August - 26.  

1551  Death of Margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516) on August - 26.  

1572  Death of Petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515) on August - 26.  

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