What Happened on August 26, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday

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)
  • Sharon Tina Jenkins, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • ThalĂ­a, Mexican singer

Famous Deaths

  • Francesco Santoliquido, composer, dies at 88