On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1949

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Cowsill, American musician (The Cowsills - "Hair"; "We Can Fly"), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • John Baldwin, American light middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Leon Redbone [Dickran Gobalian], American blues and jazz musician ("Seduced"; "Theme to Mr. Belvedere"), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 2019)
  • Virginia Vallejo, Colombian journalist, writer and TV presenter, born in Cartago, Colombia

Famous Deaths

  • Nico van Suchtelen, Dutch writer and publisher, dies at 70
1949 Highlights

About August 26, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo