On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st major league baseball telecast on W2XBS- Cincinnati Reds defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
  • Belgium mobilizes
  • Croatia gets autonomous status

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer (Dion & The Belmonts), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2012)

Person of interestJorge Paulo Lemann

Jorge Paulo Lemann, Swiss-Brazilian investor, born in Rio de Janeiro

Investor and Beer Mogul Jorge Paulo Lemann
Investor and Beer Mogul
Jorge Paulo Lemann