What Happened on August 26, 1971

Historical Events

Contract 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

  • Dutch Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia
  • MLB Baltimore Orioles' Don Buford struck out 5 times in a game
  • NY Giant football team announces they're leaving Bronx for New Jersey in 1975
1971 History

Famous Birthdays

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

Thalía (52 years old)

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

Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Francesco Santoliquido, Italian composer, dies at 88

About August 26, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: I'm Still Waiting - Diana Ross