Historical Events In February - 26
Tuesday, 26 September 2023
1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.
1967 Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champion on this day in history.
1967 Harry McNaughton, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 70 on February - 26.
1968 Clandestine Radio Voice of Iraqi People (Communist) final transmission on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history eric Feldary, actor (16 Fathoms Deep), dies of burns at 55
1969 Karl Jaspers, German psychiatrist/philosopher, dies at 86 on February - 26.
1970 Beatles release "Beatles Again" aka "Hey Jude" album on this day in history.
1970 Ethel Leginska, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.
1971 On February - 26 ottawa starts program to raise Francophone numbers in the Canadian Armed Forces to at least 28%
1971 Edward van der Merwe, cricket keeper (S Afr in 2 Tests in 30's), dies on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history slag heap dam collapses above Buffalo Creek WV, kills 125
1972 Tom Manders, Dutch cabaret artist (Dorus), dies at 50 on February - 26.
1973 Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record $5.7m on February - 26.
1973 Mary Finney, actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68 on February - 26.
1974 On this day in history gold hits record $188 an ounce in Paris
1975 "Night... Made America Famous" opens at Barrymore NYC for 75 performances on February - 26.
1975 On this day in history a televised kidney transplant is shown
1976 On February - 26 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 First flight of Space Shuttle (atop a Boeing 747) on this day in history.
1977 On February - 26 bukka White, rocker, dies at 43
1978 On this day in history ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in New York NY
1979 A total eclipse of the sun casts a huge shadow from Oregon to North Dakota on February - 26.
1979 Total solar eclipse crosses western Canada, casting a moving shadow 250 km wide on this day in history.
1980 Egypt & Israel exchange ambassadors for the first time on February - 26.
1980 Military coup under Desi Bouterse in Suriname on this day in history.
1980 On this day in history r Hadlee scores Test Cricket century vs Roberts, Garner, Holding, Croft
1981 On February - 26 3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since August 1980 are released
1981 French Train à Grande Vitesse averages 380 kph on trial run on February - 26.
1981 FC Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], lawyer/writer (Turkish War), dies at 79 on February - 26.
1982 On February - 26 test Cricket debut of Martin Crowe, vs Australia Wellington, run out 9
1982 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz pianist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45 on February - 26.
1983 Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 37 weeks on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history last US marines in multinational peace-keeping force in Lebanon left Beirut
1984 On this day in history pak Awang (84) marries 80th spouse