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Historical Events In August - 26

Thursday, 26 May 2022

1963  W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy on this day in history.  

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

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  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  Beatles, Mick Jagger & Marienne Faithful meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history 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 August - 26 guitar guru Jimi Hendrix opens his Electric Ladyland recording studio in New York City.  

1971  Dutch Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia on August - 26.  

1971  On this day in history francesco Santoliquido, composer, dies at 88  

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

1972  Summer Olympics open in Munich, West Germany on this day in history.  

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

1972  Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist, dies at 63 on August - 26.  

1973  On August - 26 david Eisenhower last sports column  

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  On this day in history aviator Charles Lindbergh dies in Hawaii at age 72.  

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

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

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

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  Miliza Korjus, actress (Great Waltz), dies at 71 on August - 26.  

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

1981  On this day in history lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack  

1982  On this day in history nASA launches Telesat-F  

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

1540  King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583) was born on August - 26.  

1596  On this day in history birth of frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)  

1627  Thomas Bullis, composer was born on August - 26.  

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  On August - 26 birth of karl Kohaut, composer  

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

1486  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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