On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st typesetting machine (photo engraving) used, Quincy Mass
  • Michigan rep Ruth Thompson (R) introduces legislation to ban mailing "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" phonograph (rock & roll) records

Famous Birthdays

  • John Bolger, American actor (Capt Gabe McNamara-Another World), born in New York City
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey, born in Kasımpaşa, Istanbul

Famous Deaths

  • William Inge, English author, theologist and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, dies at 93