On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1966

Historical Events

  • Baltimore Orioles Roznovsky & B.Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • KLOC (now KCSO) channel 42 in Charlotte, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Vickrey, American guitarist and songwriter (Counting Crows - "Accidentally in Love"), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player
  • Shirley Manson, Scottish rock singer (Garbage), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Art Baker, American TV host (You Asked For It), dies at 68
1966 Highlights

About August 26, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo