Historical Events In September - 26
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
1959 On this day in history solomon Bandaranaike, PM of Ceylon (1956-59), assassinated at 60
1960 On September - 26 first of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place (Chicago)
1960 Longest speech in UN history (4 hrs, 29 mins, by Fidel Castro) on this day in history.
1960 On September - 26 william Ling, cricketer (S African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies
1961 Eily Malyon, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch), dies at 81 on this day in history.
1962 On September - 26 tV comedy series "The Beverly Hillbillies" premiers on CBS
1962 Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day) on this day in history.
1964 Calvin Thomas, actor (Judge Hunter-One Man's Family), dies at 79 on this day in history.
1965 On September - 26 clara Bow, actress (It, Red Hair, Wings), dies of heart attack at 59
1966 "Staten Island," first icebreaker to enter SF bay on September - 26.
1966 On this day in history helen Kane, actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels), dies of cancer at 62
1968 On September - 26 hawaii Five-O debuts as an hourly program on CBS
1969 Beatles release "Abbey Road" album on September - 26.
1971 On this day in history muriel Kirkland, actress (Nana, Fast Workers), dies of emphysema at 68
1972 American Museum of Immigration dedicated on this day in history.
1972 Charles J Correll, actor/voice (Calvin & the Colonel), dies at 82 on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history concorde flies from Washington DC to Paris in 3h33m
1973 On September - 26 anton Schnack, German writer/poet, dies at 81
1975 The Chief of Naval Operations approved the popular name Tomahawk for the Navy's Sea Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) on September - 26.
1977 On September - 26 sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate "Skytrain" service, London to NY
1978 On this day in history 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 September - 26 arthur Hunnicutt, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising), dies at 68
1980 On this day in history andrew Crawford is born
1980 Cuban govt closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla" on September - 26.
1980 Soyuz 38 returns to Earth on this day in history.
1982 Alec Hurwood, cricketer (Australian off-spinner v WI 1930-31), dies on this day in history.
1983 On September - 26 australia II wins America's Cup yacht race (1st non-US winner)
1983 Cosmonauts Titov & Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10 on September - 26.
1983 Tino Rossi, French singer, dies on this day in history.
1984 Britain & China initial agreement return Hong Kong to China in 1997 on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history pres Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa
1984 On September - 26 uK agrees to hand over the soverignty of Hong Kong to China in 1999
1984 Walter Pidgeon, actor (Forbidden Planet), dies of strokes at 87 on September - 26.