On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1940

Historical Events

  • Chad is the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France's first black colonial governor
  • RKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk

Famous Birthdays

  • Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (d. 2008)
  • Nik Turner, British jazz-rock fusion saxophonist, flute player, singer, and composer (Hawkwind), born in Oxford, England
1940 Highlights

About August 26, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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