On This Day

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, 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, Welsh rugby player, born in Morriston, United Kingdom
  • Tim Thomas, American NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers), born in Paterson, New Jersey

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