On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1971

Historical Events

AgreementContract of Interest

Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins worth one million dollars, the first million dollar contract in NHL history

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Dutch Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia
  • NY Giant football team announces they're leaving Bronx for NJ in 1975
  • Orioles' Don Buford struck out 5 times in a game

Famous Birthdays

  • Jocelyn Borgella, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)

Person of interestThalía

Thalia Sodi, Mexican actress and singer known as the "Queen of Latin Pop", born in Mexico City, Mexico

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Thalía
Singer-Songwriter and Actress

Famous Deaths

  • Francesco Santoliquido, Italian composer, dies at 88
1971 Highlights

About August 26, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo