Historical Events In August - 26
Friday, 18 June 2021
1984 Julie Stevens, actress (Lorelei-Big Town), dies at 67 on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history typhoon Ike in Philippines killing 1,474 people
1985 Ryan White, the 13-year-old AIDS patient barred from attending school in Kokomo, Indiana, begins attending middle school via computer on August - 26.
1985 Pieter Jongeling, Dutch MP/editor (GPV, Netherlands Daily), dies at 76 on August - 26.
1986 Jennifer Levin, strangled by Robert Chambers in Central Park on this day in history.
1987 On this day in history john Goddard, cricketer (West Indian captain 1948-53), dies
1988 On August - 26 paul Francis Lloyd, entertainer, dies
1989 On this day in history trumbull Conn, is first US team since 1983 to win Little League WS
1989 Henk Heidweiller, ambassador of Suriname, dies on August - 26.
1990 2 slain college students found in Gainesville Florida on August - 26.
1991 On August - 26 royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0
1992 Bob the Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje), dies on August - 26.
1993 On this day in history rockin Dopsie Sr, Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), dies at 61
1994 On August - 26 tariq Yunus, actor (Bollywood, Ashanti, Deceivers), dies at 54
1995 David James Moore, educationalist, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1996 Alejandro Lanusse, army officer/politician, dies at 77 on August - 26.
2005 Jean Michel Jarre's "Space of Freedom" concert in Gdansk, Poland commemorating the 25th anniversary of the creation of Solidarnosc ("Solidarity" trade union) on August - 26.
2012 On this day in history 15 year-old New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, becomes the youngest LPGA Tour event winner and the first amateur winner since 1969
2013 On this day in history 25,000 applicants to the University of Liberia fail their university entrance examination
2014 Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry informs the WHO of an outbreak of Ebola; later confirmed as a different strain to that affecting west Africa on this day in history.
2017 On August - 26 hurricane Harvey downgraded to a tropical storm, National Hurricane Center warns of “multiday rainfall disaster”
2017 Violent clashes after conviction of spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh kill 31 in Panchkula, 120 admitted to hospital on August - 26.
2017 On this day in history women's Ruby World Cup: New Zealand Black Ferns defeat England 41-32 in the final in Belfast
2017 On August - 26 half a million people take part in a peace march in Barcelona, following terrorist attacks
2018 On this day in history pope Francis asks for forgiveness in speech on child abuse in Dublin, during first official visit to Ireland since 1979
2018 Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President of Zimbabwe on August - 26.
2018 On August - 26 danny Boyle pulls out of directing the next James Bond film due to 'creative differences'
2018 Gamer at a Madden NFL 19 gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, loses then returns to shoot two dead and wound nine on this day in history.
2018 Moroccan pop singer Saad Lamjarred arrested in Saint-Tropez, France on a rape allegation on August - 26.
2018 On August - 26 australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigns after losing Liberal Party leadership contest
2018 On August - 26 boxing match between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul ends in a draw in Manchester, England
2018 On this day in history archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former US Vatican Ambassador, claims Pope Francis knew of and ignored sex abuse allegations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
2019 On this day in history indonesian President Joko Widodo proposes moving the country's sinking and over-crowded capital from Jakarta to the island of Borneo (Kalimantan)
2020 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos becomes the first person in history to have a net worth exceeding US$200 billion, according to Forbes on August - 26.