On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • CBS' premiere of NYC sitcom "Flatbush", which received many derision phone calls about it from Brooklynites to CBS
  • Last total eclipse of Sun in 20th century for continental US

Famous Birthdays

  • Corinne Bailey Rae, English singer, born in Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Mariano Bainotti, Argentine racing driver, born in San Basilio, Argentina
  • Pedro Mendes, Portuguese footballer, born in GuimarĂ£es, Portugal
  • Shalim Ortiz, Puerto Rican singer & actor, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actor Max Von Sydow (49) divorces actress Christina Olin after 28 years of marriage