What Happened on August 26, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission
  • Voyager 2 takes photos of Saturn's moon Titan

Famous Birthdays

  • Jesse Martin, Australian yachtsman
  • Petey Williams, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Tino Best, West Indian cricketer

Famous Deaths

  • Lee Hays, American singer-songwriter (The Weavers), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Roger Nash Baldwin, American founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, dies at 97