On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1977

Historical Events

  • 1st flight of Space Shuttle (atop a Boeing 747)

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Rikaart, American actor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • James Wan, Malaysian-Australian film director (Saw, The Conjuring), born in Kuching, Malaysia
  • Josh Towers, American baseball pitcher, born in Port Hueneme, California
  • Shane Williams MBE, Welsh rugby scrum half (87 caps Wales, 4 British & Irish Lions; Neath, Ospreys), born in Morriston, Swansea, Wales
  • Tim Thomas, American NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers), born in Paterson, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • (Booker T. Washington) "Bukka" White, American country and Delta blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter ("Shake'Em On Down"; "Parchman Farm Blues"), dies of cancer at 70
  • Maxime Jacob, French composer and organist, dies at 71
  • Sherman Garnes, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), dies of a heart attack at 36
1977 Highlights

About February 26, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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