On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1928

Famous Birthdays

  • Aldonis Kalniņš, Latvian composer, born in Užava parish, Soviet Union (now Latvia)
  • Anatoli Vassilyevich Filipchenko, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 16)

Fats Domino

Antione "Fats" Domino, American rhythm & blues star of the early rock ’n’ roll era (Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2017)

  • Ariel Sharon, Israeli general and politician, Prime Minister of Israel (2001-2006), born at Kfar Malal (d. 2014)
  • Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress (Lights of My City, Act of the Heart), born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Weddings

Mary Astor

Actress Mary Astor (21) weds director Kenneth Hawks (30) at her family home in Moorcrest

1928 Highlights

About February 26, 1928

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces