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

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)