On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1977

Historical Events

  • Frank Martinus Arion forms Surinamese Writers group 77

Famous Birthdays

  • Liam Botham, English cricketer and ruby player (son of Ian Hampshire all-rounder 1996), born in Doncaster, England
  • Morris Peterson, American NBA player, born in Flint, Michigan
  • Saeko Chiba, Japanese voice actor and singer, born in Tokyo, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • H. A. Rey, American author of popular constellation book, dies at 78
  • Heinz Rottger, German composer, dies at 67
1977 Highlights

About August 26, 1977

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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