What Happened on February 26, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Rikaart, American actor
  • James Wan, Malaysian Australian film director (Saw), born in Kuching, Malaysia
  • Josh Towers, Major League Baseball player
  • Shane Williams, Welsh Rugby Player
  • Tim Thomas, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)

Famous Deaths

  • Bukka [Booker T. Washington] White, American blues guitarist, dies at 70
  • Maxime Jacob, composer, dies at 71
  • Sherman Garnes, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), dies of a heart attack at 36