On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1944

Historical Events

  • Bulgaria announces withdrawal & German troops are to be disarmed

Historic Event

Charles de Gaulle marches along the Champs-Elysees, despite coming under fire

  • US 12nd Army Corps crosses river Seine East of Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Parker, British session guitarist (Blue Mink; Serge Gainsbourg) and television and film composer (American Gothic), born in Matlock, Derbyshire, England
  • Cornelia J. "Corry" Arends, Dutch actress (Fool's Hat)
  • Neroli Fairhall, New Zealand archer (first paraplegic to compete in the Olympic Games 1984), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2006)
  • Richard, English prince and Duke of Gloucester, born in Northampton, England
  • Stephen Greif, English actor (Blake's Seven), born in Sawbridgeworth, England

Famous Deaths

  • Adam von Trott zu Solz, German lawyer and diplomat, dies at 35
1944 Highlights

About August 26, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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