On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1946

Famous Birthdays

  • Alison Steadman, actress (Life is Sweet), born in Liverpool, England
  • Chantal Renaud, Québécoise yé-yé singer, songwriter, actress and writer, born in Quebec, Canada
  • Ladislav Kubík, Czech-American composer (Aulos; Subterranean River) and educator (Florida State University, 1990-2017), born in Prague (d. 2017)
  • Mark Snow [Martin Fulterman], American television and film composer (The X-Files theme), born in New York City
  • Valerie Simpson, American singer, songwriter and producer (Ashford & Simpson - "Solid"), born in The Bronx, New York

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

"Gone with the Wind" actress Olivia de Havilland weds screenwriter and novelist Marcus Goodrich


Famous Deaths

  • Jeanie MacPherson, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1887)
1946 Highlights

About August 26, 1946

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo