On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1974

Historical Events

  • Guinee-Bissau becomes independent of Portugal
  • Soyuz 15 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric D. Snider, American humor columnist / movie reviewer, born in Lake Elsinore, California
  • Huang Bo, Chinese actor (Cow) and singer, born in Qingdao, China
  • Kelvin Cato, American NBA center (Portland Trailblazers), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Deaths

Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh, American aviator who was 1st to fly solo across the Atlantic, dies of lymphoma at 72

1974 Highlights

About August 26, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

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