On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1980

Historical Events

  • John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada.
  • Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of Cheap Trick

Famous Birthdays

  • Brendan Harris, American baseball player
  • Chris Pine, American actor (Star Trek), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestMacaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin, American actor (Home Alone, My Girl, Richie Rich), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Miliza Korjus, actress (Great Waltz), dies at 71
  • Rosa Albach-Retty, German actress (b. 1874)
  • Tex Avery, American cartoonist (b. 1908)
1980 Highlights

About August 26, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo