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 New Jersey in 1975
  • Orioles' Don Buford struck out 5 times in a game

Famous Birthdays

  • Jocelyn Borgella, first person of Haitian descent to play in the NHL (Detroit Lions), born in Nassau, Bahamas

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? 50 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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