What Happened on August 26, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada.
  • Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of Cheap Trick

Famous Birthdays

  • Brendan Harris, American baseball player
  • Chris Pine, American actor (Star Trek), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Macaulay Culkin, actor (Home Alone, My Girl, Richie Rich), born in NYC, New York


Famous Deaths

  • Miliza Korjus, actress (Great Waltz), dies at 71
  • Rosa Albach-Retty, German actress (b. 1874)
  • Tex Avery, American cartoonist (b. 1908)