Historical Events In September - 26
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
1959 On this day in history solomon Bandaranaike, PM of Ceylon (1956-59), assassinated at 60
1960 On this day in history first of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place (Chicago)
1960 On September - 26 longest speech in UN history (4 hrs, 29 mins, by Fidel Castro)
1960 On this day in history william Ling, cricketer (S African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies
1961 On September - 26 eily Malyon, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch), dies at 81
1962 On this day in history tV comedy series "The Beverly Hillbillies" premiers on CBS
1962 Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day) on September - 26.
1964 Calvin Thomas, actor (Judge Hunter-One Man's Family), dies at 79 on September - 26.
1965 Clara Bow, actress (It, Red Hair, Wings), dies of heart attack at 59 on this day in history.
1966 On September - 26 "Staten Island," first icebreaker to enter SF bay
1966 Helen Kane, actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels), dies of cancer at 62 on September - 26.
1968 On September - 26 hawaii Five-O debuts as an hourly program on CBS
1969 Beatles release "Abbey Road" album on this day in history.
1971 Muriel Kirkland, actress (Nana, Fast Workers), dies of emphysema at 68 on this day in history.
1972 American Museum of Immigration dedicated on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history charles J Correll, actor/voice (Calvin & the Colonel), dies at 82
1973 Concorde flies from Washington DC to Paris in 3h33m on this day in history.
1973 Anton Schnack, German writer/poet, dies at 81 on September - 26.
1975 On September - 26 the Chief of Naval Operations approved the popular name Tomahawk for the Navy's Sea Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM).
1977 On September - 26 sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate "Skytrain" service, London to NY
1978 On September - 26 railroad clerks go on strike, halting more than 2/3s of rail service
1979 On this day in history 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million
1979 On this day in history arthur Hunnicutt, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising), dies at 68
1980 Andrew Crawford is born on this day in history.
1980 Cuban govt closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla" on this day in history.
1980 On this day in history soyuz 38 returns to Earth
1982 On this day in history alec Hurwood, cricketer (Australian off-spinner v WI 1930-31), dies
1983 Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race (1st non-US winner) on this day in history.
1983 Cosmonauts Titov & Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10 on September - 26.
1983 On September - 26 tino Rossi, French singer, dies
1984 Britain & China initial agreement return Hong Kong to China in 1997 on this day in history.
1984 On September - 26 pres Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa
1984 UK agrees to hand over the soverignty of Hong Kong to China in 1999 on September - 26.
1984 Walter Pidgeon, actor (Forbidden Planet), dies of strokes at 87 on September - 26.