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Historical Events In August - 26

Monday, 30 November 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  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 this day in history.  

1966  On August - 26 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  Andres Sas, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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

1970  Guitar guru Jimi Hendrix opens his Electric Ladyland recording studio in New York City on August - 26.  

1971  On August - 26 dutch Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia  

1971  Francesco Santoliquido, composer, dies at 88 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1972  On this day in history jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist, dies at 63  

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 August - 26.  

1974  On this day in history soyuz 15 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3  

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

1975  Cullen Landis, entertainer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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  On August - 26 cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I  

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

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

1982  NASA launches Telesat-F on this day in history.  

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  Ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496) was born on this day in history.  

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

1596  On this day in history 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 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 August - 26.  

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  On this day in history ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle  

1346  Jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle on August - 26.  

1349  Death of Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

1368  Engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies on this day in history.  

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

1518  On this day in history death of giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara  

1551  On this day in history 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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